Day: 12 January 2016

Darren Hanlon, Moses Gunn Collective, Gang of Youths, Mathas included in final AMP album longlist!

January 12, 2016

The 11th Australian Music Prize (AMP) has today announced the final additions to its longlist for its award this year, with 56 albums being given the greenlight by its panel of judges. It’s been a tough process for the judges this year, sorting through the multitude of submissions from Australian artists but as the final […]

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Tinashe announces Australian tour for new album Joyride this May!

January 12, 2016

Tinashe will be making her Australian return this May with a new album in Joyride and a killer new live show! She made her debut out this way last year, taking in shows down the east coast plus an appearance in WA as part of the Perth Festival, but Tinashe’s next trip out to Australia […]

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Kita Alexander, Gang of Youths, Harts & more featured on huge SXSW Music announcement!

January 12, 2016

SXSW Music has announced a massive third artist announcement for the showcase festival this March, with a solid number of emerging and well established names from all over the world revealed as being invited to play in Austin. SXSW Music, running from March 15th – 20th this year, unveiled the new list of performers overnight, […]

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Sydney Festival will host a David Bowie tribute tonight

January 12, 2016

As people all over the world continue to pay tribute to David Bowie following his tragic passing earlier this week, most are coming together to celebrate the vast, various, and vital music that the singular artist has been gifting his fans for decades. We’ve already seen large-scale sing-a-longs in places like Brixton (where Bowie was […]

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Single of the Day: St Lucia “Love Somebody” (2016)

January 12, 2016

A preview of their forthcoming album MATTER, one of the many albums we couldn’t be more excited about due early this year, is St. Lucia‘s new track “Love Somebody”. The single brings the 80’s vibes, filled out with lush synths, huge drums and anthemic vocals. Check it out here: St Lucia’s Matter is due for release on […]

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Music Video of the Day: Tindersticks “Were We Once Lovers?” (2016)

January 12, 2016

A stunning new tune from Tindersticks has seen the group release the official music video for “Were We Once Lovers?” through Inertia this week. The single itself is taken from the band’s new album The Waiting Room (out January 22nd) and we love the deep energy and flow of the music’s progression over the song’s […]

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Woodford Folk Festival’s 30th Anniversary saw record breaking attendance

January 12, 2016

Woodford Folk Festival celebrated its 30th year in late December marking its biggest turn out yet, hailed by organisers and loyal patrons alike as the ‘best ever’. The festival received a record attendance of 126,996 translating to $6.15M in box office sales and a growth of 8% from the previous years. “Our expectations were definitely exceeded” said […]

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Kamasi Washington confirms much-anticipated Australian dates for March!

January 12, 2016

If you haven’t gotten tickets to Bluesfest this year, don’t fret, as one of the surefire highlight artists on the festival bill for 2016 has announced some headline dates of his own. Kamasi Washington, US avant-garde jazz musician and composer recently in the spotlight for his work with Kendrick Lamar on To Pimp a Butterfly, […]

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City Calm Down at Falls Festival on taking their time with In a Restless House & a busy year ahead!

January 12, 2016

Jack and Lee from City Calm Down catch up with us at the Falls Festival at Mt. Duneed ahead of what’s going to be a huge summer, especially with the release of In a Restless House. “It was a long process, getting the album done.” Jack says of the album’s release. “Now it’s out, things […]

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Single of the Day: Dylan Joel ft. REMI & Maribelle “Crew Pt. 2” (2016)

January 12, 2016

Here’s a bright slice of hip-hop for you today, get around this remix of Dylan Joel‘s tune “Crew”, featuring Remi and Maribelle on vox and the talents of Sensible J and Stuart B on percussion and synths respectively. It’s a meeting of some of the brightest talents coming out of the hip-hop scene flourishing on […]

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De La Soul, Asha Bhosle, Alpine, Sarah Blasko feature on latest WOMADelaide announcement!

January 12, 2016

One of the best festivals on the Australian calendar is undoubtedly WOMADelaide and today, the crew behind the annual world music and dance celebration have revealed another bunch of diverse and stellar artists joining the bill in 2016! The music line up already featured the likes of Ibeyi, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Violent Femmes, but […]

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Chatting 2016 & a changing Aussie hip-hop scene with the Hilltop Hoods at Falls!

January 12, 2016

The Hilltop Hoods have got a huge 2016 ahead, with their national orchestra-backed tour set to bring them to some huge stages around the country. At the Falls Festival, the Adelaide trio sat down with us before they performed to the Mt. Duneed punters to chat about it all; from the success of current single […]

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Banoffee (Melbourne) chats fashion, being part of the Good Manners family & more!

January 12, 2016

For Banoffee, aka singer songwriter Martha Brown, 2015 was her year to break out on to the music radars of many fans and industry folk around the country. Her second EP, Do I Make You Nervous?, reached out to more fans last year with an incredible tour in tow and to wrap up, Banoffee brought […]

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RL Grime joins A$AP Rocky, Jeremih, and more for Good Life festival 2016

January 12, 2016

It seems international trap lord RL Grime can’t get enough of Australia. The L.A producer is set to join co-headliner, Harlem emcee A$AP Rocky, for this year’s edition of the Under 18’s festival Good Life. RL adds to an already packed lineup which will makes its way around the country from February 19th to 27th. It was […]

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10 Australian female artists you should be listening to in 2016!

January 12, 2016

Last year was a great 12 months of discovering Australian artists who, as the year went on, kept demonstrating a bold approach to music and the creation of artistry that didn’t necessarily stick to any set of conventions established before them. We’ve seen a broadening of perspective when it’s come to the way Australian hip-hop […]

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The Best Gigs of 2015: AU Editor’s Picks

January 12, 2016

Last week we published our contributors’ picks for the best gigs of 2015, bringing up memories of some diverse, amazing shows by local and international artists alike. Below we’ve got some memories from our editors from the year past, taking in shows both in Australia and abroad. Roll on 2016… Sosefina Fuamoli #1 Gig of […]

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Melbourne’s White Night Program at ACMI set to feature an Internet Cat Festival, Google Goggles, Film Screenings and more

January 12, 2016

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) will once again open its doors for the White Night Program in Melbourne with a night of activities and film screenings, along with after hours access to world-class exhibitions. The program features a Cat Festival, a battle between elite gamers in the Gameplay lounge, the chance to experience Virtual […]

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Captain America: Civil War directors spill new details on their “personal approach” to the new MCU Spider-Man

January 12, 2016

In an interview with comicbook.com, directors and brothers Anthony and Joe Russo spoke about their upcoming Marvel Comics film Captain America: Civil War and how their Spider-Man, played by Tom Holland, will be different to previous portrayals from Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. In the lead-up to the highly anticipated sequel to Captain America: The Winter Soldier, […]

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CES 2016: Razer’s “ultimate ultrabook” revealed

January 12, 2016

Gaming technology and software company Razer has announced at CES 2016 a new gaming laptop – The Razer Blade Stealth. Referred to as the “ultimate Ultrabook” this new addition to the Blade lineup will be the thinnest and cheapest. Measuring at 0.52 inches thin and weighing at 2.75 pounds – this is thinner and lighter than […]

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Theatre Review: Fiddler On The Roof – Princess Theatre, Melbourne (Performances through to February 27th)

January 12, 2016

Bright flashes beckoned us towards Melbourne’s Princess Theatre on Tuesday night as a myriad of celebrities sashayed along the red carpet. It was the opening night of Fiddler on the Roof and it seemed the entire city had come out to enjoy this long awaited spectacle. Long gowns brushed the floor, and champagne glasses clinked […]

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Theatre Review: Heathers: The Musical – Brisbane QPAC (Performances through to January 17th)

January 12, 2016

Whether your faith is a God, the community or a Seers shopping catalogue sometimes we don’t ask the higher powers for something but he gives it to us anyway. Was there a riot demanding the 1988 cult classic Heathers be revamped into a musical? Probably not. But Off-Broadway is one of those whimsical places that […]

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Theatre Review: Opera Australia’s The Magic Flute – Sydney Opera House (Performances through to January 16th)

January 12, 2016

I have wanted to see Mozart’s The Magic Flute for so long. The “happy” opera, full of playfulness, colour and magic, a welcome change from my more recent (brilliant) but tragic La Bohemes and Don Carlos’. And boy was everyone correct! The Magic Flute is absolutely the happy opera. The first thing I noticed about […]

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Theatre Review: Opera Australia’s La Boheme – Sydney Opera House (Performances through to March 23rd)

January 12, 2016

When a story is told and retold and adapted in so many different ways you know there’s something special about it. This is of course the case with Puccini’s La Bohème, which has been adapted into popular modern musical RENT and used as inspiration for Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge just to name a few. In […]

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Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) To Host Major Exhibition For Renowned Japanese Artist Tatsuo Miyajima

January 12, 2016

The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA) will be hosting an exclusive Sydney exhibition as part of the 2016-2017 Sydney International Art Series, presenting the public with a major showcase of renowned Japanese contemporary artist Tatsuo Miyajima, a man known for his immersive, technology-driven sculptures and installations. This will be Miyajima’s first major solo exhibition […]

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Bavarian Bier Cafés and Munich Brauhaus strengthen focus on original craft beers and food pairings

January 12, 2016

All ten Bavarian Bier Cafés across Australia, plus Munich Brauhaus in Melbourne, have switched up their focus a bit, hopping right into the middle of craft beer by launching their very own range of haus-brewed beers, including Munich Lager, Butcher’s Bride Pale Ale, a wheat and barley blend called Hop Dock, and the low carb […]

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