Day: 4 February 2016

Wolf Parade have returned; announce (and sell out) reunion shows and set to play Pickathon in Portland!

February 4, 2016

It’s been the moment fans have been waiting for for five years – after going on an indefinite hiatus in 2011, Canadian heroes Wolf Parade are back! It’s been reported that the band will be releasing new music in 2016, and they have already announced a pile of shows in May! 5 nights at the […]

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Vic Mensa announces headline club shows to accompany Groovin’ the Moo appearances!

February 4, 2016

If you missed out on catching Vic Mensa out in Australia during his last summer trip out here, don’t fret! The lad is going to be fitting in some hot club shows of his own through April and May to conicide with his highly-anticipated Groovin’ the Moo festival dates! He’s only in his early 20’s, […]

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Dappled Cities (Sydney) perform “Many Roads” Live and Acoustic at AU HQ!

February 4, 2016

Ahead of their now SOLD OUT show at the Newtown Social Club in Sydney tomorrow night, watch Dave Rennick & Tim Derricourt of Dappled Cities roll out a special unplugged version of their tune “Many Roads” for us, recorded at AU HQ last week. Find out more about their new album and plans for 2016 […]

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Mutemath set for Australian headline dates this April & May!

February 4, 2016

While in the country for Groovin’ The Moo in a few months, US group Mutemath will be taking in some more city venues around the place for some headline shows that are definitely not to be missed! We were blown away by the band’s live shows when they toured Australia with 2011’s Odd Soul record […]

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Single of the Day: Flume ft. Vince Staples and Kučka “Smoke & Retribution” (2016)

February 4, 2016

A new taste of the highly anticipated Flume album has just been released, and it features Vince Staples and Perth singer/producer Kučka. Flume’s style of warped beats get a little more distorted in this one, before feeling as dreamy as we’re used to when Kučka’s divine vocals come in. Check it out here: Flume’s second LP Skin […]

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Lance Ferguson on revisiting his childhood & fleshing out the ‘Exotica’ for new LANU album, The Double Sunrise!

February 4, 2016

Lance Ferguson, to my mind, still remains one of Australia’s more underrated musicians and songwriters. His success with The Bamboos has been made obvious with recent album releases but I’m still convinced more spotlight should be cast on his solo work under the moniker of Lanu. You may remember his tune “Beautiful Trash” that featured […]

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Album Review: Love Parade – Shake On The Mission (2015 LP)

February 4, 2016

Sydney-based former Novocastrians, Love Parade, released their second album, Shake On The Mission, earlier in 2015 and it’s one of the sneakiest albums I’ve heard in a while. I’ve found myself randomly humming or singing tunes from the album at the oddest of times, usually when I’m supposed to be deeply engrossed in something heinously […]

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Film Review: Lazer Team (USA, 2015)

February 4, 2016

Internet comedy team Rooster Teeth have been kicking around for over a decade now. They created the cult machinima series Red vs Blue and from there, expanded into a community driven, multi-channel, YouTube sensation. It is with that growth and loyal fan base that they were able to drum up over US$2 million on Indiegogo […]

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The FCCA has announced the nominees for the 2015 Australian Film Awards

February 4, 2016

The FCCA (Film Critics Circle of Australia), the national professional body of film, reviewers, critics and writers have announce the nominations for the Australian Film Awards of 2015. Taking place on Tuesday 23rd February from 6pm, the annual ceremony will take place at the Paddington Woollahra RSL, Oxford Street, Paddington. The Awards Event will kick off with […]

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DVD Review: Jeruzalem (Israel, 2015)

February 4, 2016

Another month, another found footage horror film. Well, ostensibly. You see, Jeruzalem approaches the sub-genre with (credit where it’s due) an interesting new take, but still manages to completely cock it up by the end. Which isn’t anything new for these films but seeing the opportunity unfurl and then burn right in front of your […]

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Sydney Gets Its Own Martian

February 4, 2016

To celebrate the release of The Martian on DVD and Blu-ray next week, Twentieth Century Fox are assembling a replica of the HAB that Mark Watney (Matt Damon) uses to survive in Circular Quay and a real-life Mars One Astronaut Candidate will be spending five days inside it. The cat’s out of the bag, as news […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Dirty Grandpa outgrosses blockbusters

February 4, 2016

Well that was unexpected. Even though the contenders here have all been out for multiple weeks, I don’t think anyone saw the Zac Efron/ Robert Deniro comedy Dirty Grandpa beating out a pile of big films for top spot.

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Watch the trailer for romantic drama Me Before You starring Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin

February 4, 2016

Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) and Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games) star as Louisa Clark, a 26-year-old woman whose life changes after losing her job, and Will Traynor, a 35-year-old man who becomes bitter and spiteful after becoming quadriplegic, in the drama Me Before You. Based on the romantic novel written by Jojo Moyes, Me […]

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Derek Zoolander hits the promotional trail in Europe after leaving Australia

February 4, 2016

Derek Zoolander has been taking the world by storm in the lead up to the most anticipated film of the year, Zoolander No, 2, with its release falling on February 11. Suffice it to say, it’s publicity worth seeing. Derek has gone walkabout in Madrid, has had a short and sweet relationship with the world’s hottest […]

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Tropfest will be shown across eight live sites in Australia

February 4, 2016

Tropfest made an announcement on Tuesday that it will be shown across eight live venues in NSW, QLD, SA and WA. The film festival is making its triumphant return on Valentines Day, Sunday 14 February 2016, making it such great news for film enthusiasts and creatives alike! With the incredible support of CGU Insurance, the […]

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Comedy Review: Dawn French in Thirty Million Minutes – State Theatre, Sydney (Touring Australia through 7th April 2016)

February 4, 2016

Dawn French has been alive for approximately thirty million minutes (that’s 58 years) and over the course of her two hour performance she is determined to let the audience in on what she’s learnt – as a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother and a woman. Incorporating an ever changing screen backdrop and a […]

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Theatre Review: Sleeping Beauty – PICA, Perth (performances through to 6th February)

February 4, 2016

“To sleep perchance to dream,” said Hamlet. Well not if you’re a “guest” at the Dream Motel, a sleep clinic that forms the backdrop of Ian Sinclair and Renee Newman’s latest work Sleeping Beauty a contemporary re-telling of the classic fairy tale. Sinclair and Newman have stripped back the whimsy, removed all traces of cute […]

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Theatre Review: Labels – Blue Room Theatre, Perth (performances through to 6th February)

February 4, 2016

What are labels? They’re the words we use to define ourselves, to define others; and how we are ourselves defined. They are the words that make us categorised, grouped and understood. Of course context is key. These labels can often be quite innocuous, even positive. But there are also those times when they can be […]

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Recipe: James Duigan’s The Cup of Life

February 4, 2016

Australian born James Duigan is global wellness expert who is renowned for mentoring some high profile celebs, including Hugh Grant and several Victoria’s Secret models, based around his philosophy of clean and lean eating. Duigan also founded London’s premier health and fitness facility, Bodyism, and has a new cookbook available now named Clean & Lean […]

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