Day: 19 January 2016

Single of the Day: Urthboy ft. Sampa the Great & Okenyo “Second Heartbeat” (2016)

January 19, 2016

Urthboy has dropped the next little taster of a track from his upcoming album today, “Second Heartbeat” and has demonstrated to the Australian hip-hop mainstay’s ability to link up cleverly with talented individuals who stand out on their own, rather than be relegated to backing vocalist/drowned out guest vocalist duties. For this tune, Urthy’s brought […]

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Alpine, Major Leagues, Twin Haus and more name their favourite albums & singles of 2015!

January 19, 2016

With only days left to vote for triple j’s Hottest 100, your favourite bands still have a shot of landing their 2015 releases somewhere in the countdown, hopefully near the top! While at Festival of the Sun in Port Macquarie, Larry checks in with a range of the artists performing to see what their favourite […]

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Organisers reschedule Legion Music Fest to January 2017; plan to re-launch Pozible campaign

January 19, 2016

Australia’s first fan-funded heavy music festival, Legion Music Fest, has decided to change the dates of the debut festival to January 2017 Australia Day weekend, after extended discussions with industry partners, bands and the Legion Fan council, John Sankey and the Legion Music Fest team.  “We did everything in our power to make Legion happen this […]

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Courtney Barnett, Hiatus Kaiyote & more nominated for APRA Song of the Year!

January 19, 2016

The 20 contenders for this year’s APRA Song of the Year accolade have been announced this week, with a diverse range of Australian songwriters being acknowledged for some great releases through 2015. There were thousands of votes taken in over the last month or so, with a mix of established artists and emerging frontrunners on […]

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Album Review: David Bowie – ★ (Blackstar) (2016 LP)

January 19, 2016

It’s impossible to review ★ (Blackstar), David Bowie’s 25th and, devastatingly, last album, in any subjective way given the tragic events that have passed since its release. Lyrics, especially from the title track and “Lazarus”, are now refracted through his death and are hard to interpret without his illness in mind. But, for the record, I bought […]

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Album Review: Daughter – Not To Disappear (2016 LP)

January 19, 2016

Disaster, dilemma, gloom and an absolutely dreadful time: It’s what Daughter do. And to be frank, they do it way too well for you to not be at least a little bit concerned about the band members’ wellbeing. Daughter, the London based trio consisting of vocalist Elena Tonra, Swede Igor Haefeli, and Frenchman Remi Aguilella, […]

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Sydney Festival Review: Dreamland ft. Jack Ladder and the Dreamlanders – Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent (16.01.16)

January 19, 2016

Sydney Festival’s late night programming at their Festival Village in Hyde Park has always been impressive. A mix of paid and free gigs that start close to midnight and remind Sydneysiders of the sort of nightlife and entertainment that this city does so well, yet seems so intent to take away from us. As the […]

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Music Video of the Day: WHITE “Living Fiction” (2016)

January 19, 2016

Scottish group WHITE have dropped their new music video for catchy single “Living Fiction” and we dig. The band is looking to have a pretty big 2016, with their biggest UK tour yet coming up and then a trip out to the US for SXSW also on the horizon. “Living Fiction” is a great introduction […]

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Single of the Day: Courtney Barnett “Three Packs A Day” (2016)

January 19, 2016

This single from Courtney Barnett is everything we’ve come to expect from a Courtney Barnett song, and we’re definitely not complaining. Recorded as part of the new Milk! Records sampler Good For You, “Three Packs A Day” has Courtney’s effortless vocals bringing an interesting story out of something you wouldn’t expect a song to ever […]

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Peter Noble on the upcoming 27th Byron Bay Bluesfest & the formation of a diverse festival bill

January 19, 2016

Bluesfest celebrates 27 years on the Australian festival calendar in 2016 and this year, the Byron Bay affair has brought together possibly one of its strongest and diverse line ups yet. Featuring the likes of Kendrick Lamar, D’Angelo, The National, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and more, the festival ignited conversation in 2015 surrounding the […]

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Film Review: Goosebumps (PG) (USA, 2015)

January 19, 2016

The Goosebumps novel series was one I read religiously as a child growing up – in fact I don’t know many 90’s children who weren’t invested in this wonderfully ghoulish series – so the idea of a (long overdue) cinematic adaptation of R.L. Stine’s classic tales was one I embraced wholeheartedly.  The type of subject matter […]

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George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road wins big at the 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

January 19, 2016

Sunday night in California, the winners of the 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards were announced – as voted by the BFCA (Broadcast Film Critics Association), a group made up of approximately 250 television, radio and online critics. Like the Golden Globes, which is voted by the relatively smaller Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the event recognises the […]

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JRPG Bravely Second: End Layer to arrive on the 3DS in Australia next month

January 19, 2016

Bravely Second: End Layer, sequel to the epic JRPG Bravely Default will arrive on the 3DS in Australia on February 27. The sequel will offer both newcomers and returning fans a vast role-playing adventure, filled with deep strategic combat, unforgettable characters and much more. The story begins when evil Kaiser Oblivion abducts Agnès Oblige, the […]

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Richard Roxburgh and Sue Brooks to Attend Special Sydney Event Screenings of Looking For Grace

January 19, 2016

Palace Cinemas will be holding two exclusive special event screenings of their new film, Looking For Grace on Monday January 25, and its star Richard Roxburgh and its director Sue Brooks will be in attendance. The pair will introduce a screening at Palace Norton Street in Leichhardt at 7:15pm and following a screening of the […]

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Winners Announced for the 25th Annual Flickerfest International and Australian Awards

January 19, 2016

The winner for the 25th Annual Flickerfest International and Australian awards were announced on Sunday Night at the Bondi Pavillon, Bondi Beach. Taking out the Flickerfest Award for Best International Short Film was Toby Fell-Holden’s Balcony (UK). French short-animation, He Who Has Two Souls / Celui Qui Deux Åmes won the Yoram Gross Award for Best International […]

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Capcom’s Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (finally) launches on PC via Steam

January 19, 2016

The cult classic action RPG Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen has finally launched on PC after a long 4 year wait. Japanese publisher and developer Capcom, the company behind the critically-acclaimed game only released the game and expansion for console back in 2012 and 2013. PC users can now dive into the game with the addition […]

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Young Henrys Brewery to host Burgers By Josh this weekend in Sydney!

January 19, 2016

The front runners for Sydney’s best brewery and burgers are joining forces! As Young Henrys warns, ladies and gentleman “get your fat pants on”! The Newtown based brewery have announced they’re hosting Sydney burger master, Burgers By Josh on-site this Saturday the 23rd of January. Josh is bringing a special, one-off burger to the meeting […]

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Laneway Festival announces huge food and craft beer menus for each leg of the tour

January 19, 2016

It’s only right that one of the first touring Australian festivals to really nail the trend of good festival food take it to the next level in 2016, right? Today, Laneway Festival has revealed that in addition to the delicious shapes and sounds that’ll be thrown down by the likes of Grimes, Chvrches, Vince Staples, […]

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In n Out Burger to pop up in Sydney tomorrow, January 20th!

January 19, 2016

Following past sell out runs at Mixology Lounge, Love, Tilly Devine and Barrio Chino, America’s famed burger chain In-N-Out is coming back to Sydney tomorrow afternoon between 12pm to 4pm at Dead Ringer (413 Bourke Street) in Surry Hills. Though doors will open at 12pm, and they promise to produce anywhere between 300 and 500 of what many […]

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Pepe Saya announce the Last Supper pop-up in Alexandria (Sydney)

January 19, 2016

Ever been blown away by butter? That answer should be yes if you’ve walked into any premium restaurant in Australia, as most source their cultured butter from the country’s leading supplier, Pepe Saya. The business is well known amongst food lovers and chefs for their smooth, delicious products such as truffle butter and creme fraiche, […]

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Chef signatures and a sixteen room feast feature on the 2016 March into Merivale Festival program

January 19, 2016

Sydney’s hospitality behemoth Merivale in the midst of their biggest changes to date, with several venues opening up within the past few months and several more planned for the year ahead. It then makes sense that they make their annual March into Merivale as jam-packed as possible, and with a program that features a sixteen-room […]

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Behind the Scenes with Burgers By Josh at his second summer pop-up – North Sydney (Sydney)

January 19, 2016

We test the new menu at Burgers by Josh and he speaks exclusively to us about everything from meat ratios, sauces and his inspiration to celebrate the start of the second leg of his North Sydney residency at Greenwood Plaza, proving again just why he is king when it comes to massive Sydney burgers. The […]

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On the Shelf: Hayman’s Family Reserve Gin

January 19, 2016

London’s famous Hayman’s Distillery has long been a go-to for lovers of handcrafted Gin, a consistent presence in ‘top Gin’ lists around the world, particularly with their Hayman’s 1850 Reserve, an acclaimed, subtle, and smooth expression, notable for being rested in Scotch Whisky barrels for 3-4 weeks in line with the old world style of […]

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