Day: 12 February 2016

Kanye West adds more tracks to The Life of Pablo at last minute; continues to release new music with “30 Hours”

February 12, 2016

Yesterday morning, many Australians in Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney woke up early to stream an unprecedented worldwide listening party-cum-fashion show by Chicago emcee Kanye West, debuting his new album, The Life of Pablo in full (or so we thought). So far, the album has been very well received if publications across the globe are anything […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Ali Robertson “Something About Your Love” (2016)

February 12, 2016

Ali Robertson is a name you’re sure to be hearing more of through 2016 – the Scot is making some damn fine music and to enter the weekend, his new single “Something About Your Love” is a pearler. The tune, as an introduction to this exciting artist’s potential, is smooth and darkly enticing, similar to […]

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Music Video of the Day: Art vs Science “Chosen One” (2016)

February 12, 2016

As we continue to hurtle through the opening months of 2016, Art vs Science have gone and reminded us this week that their tour is coming up just as quickly, with the release of a brand spanking new video for “Chosen One”! Shot and directed by the band, the music video for their new single […]

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Live Review: Battles – Manning Bar, Sydney (10.02.16)

February 12, 2016

Perched dangerously close to the edge of the stage, Battles‘ signature skyscraping cymbal lingered precariously over the crowd as the New York band’s fans eagerly awaited their long anticipated return to Sydney. Guitarist and bassist Dave Konopka emerged first, busy looping his effects on the ground, a guitar draped over his shoulder. There was a slow build as guitarist/keyboardist Ian Williams came on and then, finally, […]

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OK GO go weightless in their mind-blowing new music video

February 12, 2016

We should expect it by now, but the masters of the one-take music video have gone and done blown our minds once again. For their new single “Upside Down & Inside Out”, the US quartet have convinced a S7 Airlines to send them weightless. In an actual aircraft. For a perfectly time, free-floating, magnificent adventure. I […]

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Prince adds a Perth show to his last minute Piano & A Microphone Australian tour

February 12, 2016

After the shock announcement that Prince will be touring Australia and New Zealand at the end of this month with his concept live show, Piano & A Microphone, the Purple One has decided to up and spread the Aussie love outside of just Sydney and Melbourne. The legendary musician will now be heading the Perth […]

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Adam Young gives us a track by track look at Elementary Carnival Blues!

February 12, 2016

Today, Adam Young celebrates the release of his debut solo record, Elementary Carnival Blues – an album that has seen the musician dive into some stellar alternative country sounds and work with some incredibly talented types along the way. While his work with seminal bands in Daisygrinders and Big Heavy Stuff perhaps would indicate a […]

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Single of the Day: James Blake “Modern Soul” (2016)

February 12, 2016

James Blake has just released a new single “Modern Soul” on his BBC 1 Radio show and it’s full of his incredible voice and instantly recognisable piano style. There’s no word of when his highly anticipated third album will come out or if this one’s a cut from it, but it certainly makes us excited […]

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The State of Affairs (12th Feb 2016): Sydney Lock Outs, Germany’s boom, QMA Finalists & AIR Charts

February 12, 2016

In this week’s State of Affairs, we talk Sydney lock out laws, look at the growing music market in Germany, announce the Queensland Music Awards nominees and look at the AIR charts for the week! Lock-out Laws: Episode VI – Return of the Musician Over the last week, the boiling tension behind Sydney’s Lockout Laws […]

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Live Review: CHVRCHES + East India Youth – The Forum, Melbourne (09.02.16)

February 12, 2016

Somehow I’ve managed to miss CHVRCHES every time they’ve come out to Australia, and as they tour with Laneway Festival, I finally found out what I’ve been missing out on. Selling out two weekday shows at The Forum in Melbourne is no mean feat, and if anyone were to deservingly do so, the Scottish trio […]

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Live Review: Vince Staples + B Wise – Max Watts, Sydney (09.02.16)

February 12, 2016

Released mid last year, Vince Staples‘ double-album debut Summertime ‘06 was praised as a clever, vivid, and blunt entry into the long history of reality-rap coming out of L.A, fully delivering on the potential the 22 year old rapper had been showing across four mixtapes and one very well-received EP. That potential shifts well to […]

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Adam Brand on mischief, new sounds and we play a little game of ‘Which Outlaw would and why?’

February 12, 2016

There’s a new country supergroup in town – and they’re called the Outlaws. Well, Adam Brand and The Outlaws, to be correct. Made up of Brand, Travis Collins, Matt Cornell, Drew McAlister (of McAlister Kemp fame) and Mike Carr (the creative genius behind musical comedy character, Buddy Goode), they’ve been stirring up trouble all over […]

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The Dark Knight takes center stage in final Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

February 12, 2016

Warner Bros have let loose the final trailer for the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The trailer spends a bit more time introducing us to Ben Afflecks‘ Bruce Wayne than previous trailers, with a little of Gal Godot‘s Wonder Woman and Jesse Eisenberg‘s Lex Luther thrown in for good measure. Check it out below: […]

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Maya Newell Joins Tropfest Judges

February 12, 2016

Tropfest has today announced that Maya Newell, Director of the 2015 landmark feature length documentary Gayby Baby, will join Tropfest’s judging panel for short film’s night of nights. Newell will judge Tropfest’s 16 finalists alongside actor/director Mel Gibson (Braveheart, The Passion of Christ, Apocalypto), The Mentalist star Simon Baker, Rebecca Gibney (Packed to the Rafters and Wanted), […]

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Intrigue is rife in the first Our Kind of Traitor trailer

February 12, 2016

The first trailer for the star-studded thrillerOur Kind of Traitor went live last night and it looks to be a top notch espionage film. Based on the John Le Carré novel of the same name, the film stars Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris, Stellar Skarsgård and Damian Lewis and follows an ordinary couple who get caught up in a dangerous […]

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TV Review: DAFUQ? (Australia, 2016) coming to a laptop near you February 15th

February 12, 2016

Perhaps one of ABC’s cheekiest web series yet will be launched on iView next week. In a time of Abbotts and Turnbulls squabbling for that prized coffee mug that says World’s Best Prime Minister and in most circumstances failing, and a time of turmoil and unrest all over the globe a show like DAFUQ? can […]

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New movie for Travis Fimmel; Aussie actor to star in All Quiet On The Western Front

February 12, 2016

Travis Fimmel (Vikings, Warcraft ) will star in a new adaptation of All Quiet on the Western Front, an anti-war film to be directed by Roger Donaldson (Smash Palace, The November Man). ScreenDaily broke the news that the Australian actor will play Captain Katczinsky in the film about four young German soldiers at the end […]

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Sonos-conducted study finds that communal music forges interpersonal bonds, gets you laid

February 12, 2016

Wireless speaker manufacturer Sonos has been conducting a bit of an experiment recently. They surveyed 30,000 people from around the world (4,000 of whom were right here in Australia) via a 40-question survey regarding their musical habits and how those listening habits affect the people they spend time with in a positive way. Now completed, […]

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Quantum Leap coming to Blu-Ray

February 12, 2016

Classic science fiction series Quantum Leap will make the jump to Blu-ray this March. Vision Entertainment is re-releasing the first season of the show on March 2, with future seasons expected to release later down the line.   Quantum Leap originally aired on NBC in the United States and Network Ten in Australia and followed […]

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All My Love’s Denny Lawrence talks about the tragic relationship between writers, Henry Lawson and Mary Gilmore

February 12, 2016

Henry Lawson and Mary Gilmore are two famous, Australian writers. But what people may not realise is that the pair were also lovers and secretly betrothed. This information has only come to light in the couple’s surviving letters and in Gilmore’s memoirs and forms the basis of a new play titled, All My Love. It’s […]

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Dancing Robot: Huang Yi & KUKA has it’s Australian premiere next week at WTF16

February 12, 2016

The art of dance combined with the science of mechanical engineering is set to dazzle Brisbane audiences when the Brisbane Powerhouse hosts the Australian premiere of Huang Yi & KUKA from Thursday 18th -Saturday 20 February 2016 as part of WTF16. Internationally acclaimed choreographer and dancer Huang Yi brings his childhood dream of dancing with […]

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Yardena Kurulkar wins the 64th Blake Art Prize for her work Kenosis

February 12, 2016

Kiersten Fishburn, Director of the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, has today announced that Yardena Kurulkar from Mumbai, India has won the 64th Blake Art Prize for her work Kenosis. The Blake Art Prize is Australia’s longest standing and most prestigious art prize which encourages conversation about spirituality and religion through art. This year’s prize saw […]

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Noma, Bennelong, and more Australian restaurants auction VIP tables to help end world hunger

February 12, 2016

Launched this past Monday, a website signalling the partnership between The Hunger Project Australia and some of the top restaurants in the country, is auctioning some exclusive deals no food lover in their right mind would want to pass up. It’s all the support The Hunger Project’s worldwide goal, as a non-profit organisation, to end […]

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