Day: 18 February 2016

Kasey Chambers on her upcoming Melbourne Zoo gig with Karise Eden, her new album & more!

February 18, 2016

As part of this year’s Melbourne Zoo Twilights, Australian country darlin’¬†Kasey Chambers will be taking to the stage alongside¬†The Voice¬†favourite,¬†Karise Eden. Both women have enjoyed much success within the industry of course, but the support they’ve both felt from a strong fan base nationwide has been incredible to track over the last few years. Of […]

Read More

Single of the Day: Clea “Dire Consequences” (2016)

February 18, 2016

20 year old Brisbane artist Clea has captured our attention with her new single “Dire Consequences” – basically, we are here for it. The single marks another step forward for the young artist, who has been consistently chipping away at live touring through 2015 appearing at shows alongside a diverse range of artists including Zefereli, […]

Read More

Radiohead to headline Lollapalooza Berlin this September!

February 18, 2016

Last year, the Tempelhof Airport hosted the first ever European leg of the Lollapalooza festival. We were in Berlin for the inaugural event, which saw the likes of Muse, Tame Impala and more headline in front of near on 90,000 each night. In 2016, Lollapalooza Berlin may be moving venues, but in terms of bringing […]

Read More

Five Finger Death Punch announce headline shows alongside national tour with Black Sabbath

February 18, 2016

In addition to their shows with Black Sabbath this April, American heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch will be headlining two exclusive shows in Sydney and Melbourne. Five Finger Death Punch have made a huge impact in Australia in a short amount of time. Compared to their 2011 album American Capitalist, which debuted at […]

Read More

The Lulu Raes & Polish Club announce co-headlining tour

February 18, 2016

It is with great excitement that The Lulu Raes and Polish Club will be doing a co-headlining Australian tour in April. Both bands will be doing a leg of shows across Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane. For the past year, Sydney-based band The Lulu Raes have been sharing stages with the likes of Holy Holy, […]

Read More

With Confidence announce Australian headline tour!

February 18, 2016

Sydney pop-punk band, With Confidence¬†have announced that they will be touring Australia alongside five-piece punkers, Harbours¬†as support act. The band will be hitting the road starting March and April and this will be the first headline run around Australia since the release of their EP, Distance. In promotion of that release, With Confidence managed to […]

Read More

Thirsty Merc announces ‘Back to The Grind’ tour!

February 18, 2016

Starting on¬†April 7th, Australian rock band¬†Thirsty Merc will be kicking off their ‘Back to the Grind’ national tour. The band have just released their new single, “The Grind” from their Shifting Gears record. Suffice it to say, there’s no better way to kick off their new material with some Australian shows lined up! The band […]

Read More

Twenty One Pilots return to Australia for their biggest tour yet

February 18, 2016

Hot on the trails of last year’s sold-out tour of Blurryface, American alt-pop duo Twenty One Pilots are coming back to Australia for all-ages shows in April-May, hitting Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Since the release of their self-titled LP and Vessels in 2013, Twenty One Pilots have continued to grow in success, with the […]

Read More

Your Paradise Festival in Fiji returns this December!

February 18, 2016

Boutique festival Your Paradise will be returning to the scenic islands of Maholo Lailai, Fiji for its third year. Taking place from Saturday 10 to Friday 16 December, this unique music festival not only boasts an impressive lineup of international and local acts (announced May 17), it also offers you the opportunity to explore, snorkel, […]

Read More

Music Video of the Day: Ocean Valley “Holiday” (2016)

February 18, 2016

Some cool sounds are coming out of Sydney’s Northern Beaches, with Ocean Alley dropping their latest single “Holiday”. Taken from their anticipated debut album Lost Tropics, due out in April, the tune now has a great music video to accompany, evoking some hazy, vintage surf vibes. Perfect for the final weeks of summer, you’d be […]

Read More

Single of the Day: St. Albion ft. Teischa “Hold On” (2016)

February 18, 2016

You may remember us featuring the talented Teischa late last year – the year old out of Perth had a voice that made us sit up and look to the west again for some heaps good vocals. Well, Teischa’s gone and hooked up with St. Albion (headed up by Sydney producer/writer Thomas Honeywill) for the […]

Read More

Ellie Goulding bringing the ‘Delirium World Tour’ to Australia and NZ in September & October!

February 18, 2016

If you saw¬†Ellie Goulding‘s look at the Grammys this week and like us, began wondering when the British singer would be returning out this way, wonder no more. Goulding is set to bring her Delirium World Tour dates through to Australia and New Zealand in September and October, supported by¬†Years & Years¬†and¬†ASTA! While ASTA is […]

Read More

Flight of the Conchords reuniting for first live performance in three years at the Newport Folk Festival

February 18, 2016

It’s officially Business Time. After three years of waiting, promises and rumours,¬†Flight of the Conchords are returning to the stage for one massive set at this year’s Newport Folk Festival. That’s right,¬†Jermaine and¬†Bret will be bringing the boom times through to the iconic event which is already featuring the likes of¬†Father John Misty,¬†Ray Lamontagne, Raury¬†and¬†Nathaniel […]

Read More

Joey Burns of Calexico (USA) talks Edge of the Sun and Australian tour (Part Two)

February 18, 2016

Arizona‚Äôs¬†Calexico¬†will be heading down to Australia again next month to play a number of dates around the country, including a night at Sydney‚Äôs Spectrum Now Festival. I caught up with frontman and guitarist¬†Joey Burns¬†ahead of the tour to discuss the recent record,¬†Edge of the Sun¬†and the impending tour amongst a handful of other topics ‚Äď […]

Read More

Australian one-shot crime film Watch the Sunset launch ACF crowdfunding campaign

February 18, 2016

The filmmakers behind Australian crime-thriller Watch the Sunset have launched a crowdfunding campaign through the Australian Cultural Fund to raise money to complete post-production on the ambitious one-shot feature. The project has also received successful MATCH funding which means every dollar donated will be matched through¬†Creative Partnerships Australia. BarrLipp Productions have released a behind the […]

Read More

Paramount releases character cinemagraphs for TMNT: Out of the Shadows

February 18, 2016

Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo are back with their very own fancy character cinemagraphs. Check them out below: Your favourite ¬†Ninja Turtles will be joined by¬†classic characters Bebop and Rocksteady as well as¬†Megan Fox,¬†Will Arnett and Stephen Amell in the follow-up to 2014’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows […]

Read More

Julianne Moore gearing up for villain role in Kingsmen sequel

February 18, 2016

Hot off her role as the Machiavellian President Coin in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Julianne Moore is talks to play the villain in the follow-up to 2015’s British spy adventure Kingsmen : The Secret Service. The news came out of The Hollywood Reporter earlier in the week with Borys Kit saying that “Details for Moore‚Äôs […]

Read More

Daredevil Season 2 gets full trailer

February 18, 2016

Fans of Netflix and Marvel’s Daredevil¬†got an exciting look at what the second season of the gritty superhero series will offer with a new trailer released earlier in the week. As with most Marvel-franchises, the marketing for season 2 of Daredevil has been quiet on the details but this new trailer ratchets up the tension […]

Read More

2017 Release date for JJ Abrams’ Space Thriller God Particle confirmed

February 18, 2016

Paramount and JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions have set a date for Space Thriller, God Particle ¬†to be released¬†February 24 2017. The story follows a team of astronauts making a terrifying discovery which challenges the notion of reality and their desperate fight for survival.¬†Nigerian-American filmmaker Julius Onah will be directing the film with no cast […]

Read More

Entries now open for CinéfestOZ 2016

February 18, 2016

Entries are now open for¬†Cin√©festOZ 2016 Film Prize and the prize will be awarded during the August festival held in the Margaret River region of Western Australia. The $100,000 Film Prize is awarded to an Australian film feature which showcases excellence in film making. In 2014, the¬†Cin√©festOZ 2016 Film Prize was won by¬†Robert Connolly who […]

Read More

Only one week left to submit your entries to the Sydney Film Festival

February 18, 2016

Australian and international filmmakers have just one week left to submit their work for the 63rd annual Sydney Film Festival, held on June 8-19, 2016. All entries must be submitted through Film Festival Life by 5pm AEST on Friday, February 26. Entries are open to features, documentaries, and short films (under 40 minutes). Visit Film […]

Read More

Donnie Yen joins the cast of xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

February 18, 2016

It was announced on Tuesday that international martial arts star, Donnie Yen¬†will be joining the cast for¬†xXx: The Return of Xander Cage.¬†Yen will be playing an alpha-warrior character named Xiang in this hotly anticipated sequel, with shooting to begin in Toronto and the Dominican Republic this month for Revolution Studios¬†Roth Kirschenbaum Films, One Race Films […]

Read More

St. Vincent covers The Rolling Stones’ “Emotional Rescue” for A Bigger Splash Soundtrack

February 18, 2016

It’s been announced that American musician, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, St. Vincent will cover The¬†Rolling Stones 1980s¬†track, “Emotional Rescue” for the soundtrack of¬†Luca Guadagnino‚Äôs film, A Bigger Splash, which will be available in Australian cinemas March 24. The cast of the film includes Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnston and¬†Matthias Schoenaerts which is a sensuous portrayal […]

Read More

Village Cinemas Australia and RSPCA Victoria partner up to bring dogs at Coburg Drive-In Cinema

February 18, 2016

Village Cinemas Australia and the RSPCA Victoria have partnered together to make it possible to bring your doggy friends – big or small – at Coburg Drive-In Cinema! Starting Sunday, March 13,¬†dog owners will be able to bring their pets to experience the launch of Coburg Cinemas Doggy Drive-In¬†with an exclusive advanced screening of Disney’s […]

Read More

The world of Mr. Robot to return to SXSW with a humongous 100-foot ferris wheel

February 18, 2016

From Friday, March 11 to Monday, March 14, SXSW-goers will be able to experience the world of Mr Robot, decked out with a hacker den, retro arcade, and gigantic ferris wheel. The full list that will make up the fsociety Coney Island arcade experience includes: Mr Robot Ferris Wheel Standing at an impressive 100 feet, […]

Read More

Moonlight Cinema announces March Movie Mania program!

February 18, 2016

Moonlight Cinema made an announcement yesterday that many of Hollywood’s hottest films will be screening at Moonlight before their release in Australian cinemas. The films range from a few Australian gems, family friendly picks to all new blockbusters, providing a broad collection of films to suit everyone’s taste. Moonlight Cinema will be showcasing these in […]

Read More

Hotel Review: Deluxe Executive Room at Jupiters Gold Coast

February 18, 2016

As part of the most substantial and expansive changes to date for Jupiters Gold Coast, the property’s entire Executive Floor has seen a great refurbishment, bringing all rooms up to standard with modern design and features aimed at an overall better experience both inside and outside of the room. In the past, Jupiters enjoyed a […]

Read More

Flight Review: Virgin Australia – Sydney to Los Angeles (VA1)

February 18, 2016

On the¬†AU Abroad, we bring you a birds eye view of the world of travel. In this article series, we let you in on the best airlines to fly with. Today we bring you a look at Virgin Australia’s flagship service, taking guests on an affordable direct service from Sydney to Los Angeles International’s new […]

Read More

Travel Tips: Catching the FlyAway Bus from LAX (Los Angeles International Airport)

February 18, 2016

Los Angeles is a difficult city to navigate without a car, but it’s something those on a budget need to manage one way or another. Arriving at LAX (Los Angeles International Airport) is the first step in that navigation. How do you get the hell out of there as quickly as humanly possible? Over the […]

Read More

Travel Diaries: Road to Deni, Part 1: Sydney to Deniliquin

February 18, 2016

Just how right was and/or is Paterson 213 years later about the enchanting great open plains that conquer New South Wales? With the help of Destination NSW (visitnsw.com) and a Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander, Lachlan Mitchell and his mate Eashan Vijayakumaran, set out on a 5 day round trip across New South Wales with the […]

Read More