Day: 6 April 2016

Music Video of the Day: Slow Turismo “Falter” (2016)

April 6, 2016

Get some electro grooves outta Canberra into your Wednesday, with Slow Turismo‘s “Falter”! The band have released the song’s music video, embarking on a decidedly abstract path for this one; pairing up some great animation with an undoubtedly catchy tune. It’s another great addition to Slow Turismo’s body of work, building on a great reputation the band […]

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12 Aussie Album & EP releases you may have missed…Part II!

April 6, 2016

Earlier this week we brought you the first part of our lil’ 2015 album and EP retrospective, where we looked at some stellar releases that may have flown under your radar amid the flurry of wonderful Australian records that made their way to music fans everywhere. Today, we take a look at the second half […]

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Carriageworks adds second BJÖRK DJ set & performance for VIVID Sydney!

April 6, 2016

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Carriageworks and VIVID Sydney have added an extra performance and DJ set by BJÖRK to their 2016 program. The acclaimed artist will be coming to Sydney to curate two nights of music at the Sydney venue, DJing alongside some special guests in June. The originally announced event will see the world premiere of the BJÖRK DIGITAL exhibition […]

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The Jungle Giants hitting the road with Gideon Bensen, The Lulu Raes and Machine Age this June and July!

April 6, 2016

The Jungle Giants are good at putting together a tour line up, that’s for sure. Their 2015 national run introduced many more to Foreign/National and the Moses Gunn Collective and now, the Brisbane group are hitting the road for the first time this year, joined by Gideon Bensen, The Lulu Raes and Machine Age. Tasty. The ‘Together We Can Work Together Tour’ […]

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Methyl Ethel, Hiatus Kaiyote, RÜFÜS & Cloves joining the likes of Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem at Outside Lands!

April 6, 2016

San Francisco’s Outside Lands festival continues to be one we desperately want to be at, yet again delivering a line up of musicians we’re green with envy over. Taking place at the Golden Gate Park from August 5th – 7th this year, the festival brings together (unsurprisingly) Radiohead and LCD Soundsystem to headline the ninth year of Outside […]

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2016 APRA Music Awards Wrap: Courtney Barnett, Kevin Parker, Sia & more recognised in Sydney!

April 6, 2016

Last night, Carriageworks hosted the 2016 APRA Music Awards, where the likes of Courtney Barnett, Kevin Parker, Peking Duk and Sia walked away with awards recognising some stellar songwriting through 2015, while Cold Chisel and songwriter Phil Barton were both acknowledged with special awards commending their work and contribution to the industry both in Australia and abroad. Performances on the night brought some unique highlights […]

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Single of the Day: M83 ft. Mai Lan “Go!” (2016)

April 6, 2016

M83‘s forthcoming album Junk looks like it’s going to be stepping away from the cathartic synth-pop of 2011’s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming and into the 80’s pop world with singles like “Do It, Try It”, and today’s single of the day, “Go”. “Go” features vocals from French singer Mai Lan, who’s set to appear on another […]

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SXSW Music Interview: Sam & Nick of The Soorleys (Newcastle) on the band’s first US tour, recording in Nashville & more!

April 6, 2016

Newcastle folk-pop band The Soorleys have been making their mark on the US, spending some weeks through March touring and experiencing some iconic cities for the first time, definitely from an interesting perspective. From hitting ballrooms in Kansas City to recording in Nashville, through to arriving in Austin for their first ever SXSW, the family band have […]

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The Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s 30th Birthday Bash will arrive on Foxtel in June

April 6, 2016

Foxtel has announced that it will broadcast the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s 30th Birthday Bash as a six-part series, made exclusively for The Comedy Channel. The comedy festival hosted by Tommy Little was filmed last Friday in front of a live audience at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre. Each episode will be made up of a selection […]

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DVD Review: Creed (USA, 2015)

April 6, 2016

Sylvester Stallone has been playing Rocky Balboa for forty years. It’s a credit to the almost-70-year-old actor that he has found a way to breathe new life into the iconic character in Creed, the seventh film in the Rocky franchise. In fact, his efforts even earned him an Oscar nomination this year, the third of […]

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Akiva Goldsman penning Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep, sequel to The Shining

April 6, 2016

Academy Award-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman will adapt Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep, the sequel to the horror classic The Shining, for Warner Bros. Doctor Sleep takes place years after the events of The Shining and focuses on Danny (now middle-aged) who is still traumatized, causing him to drink. He soon gives up drinking and settles in a small town in New Hampshire. […]

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Village Cinemas Australia sets records on World Autism Awareness Day

April 6, 2016

Village Cinemas Australia welcomed over 2000 guests to its special film event, which celebrated the ninth annual World Autism Awareness Day. In an effort to raise awareness and understanding of autism, Village Cinemas hosted a cinematic experience catering to those living with Autism. In collaboration with Amaze, Sensory Friendly sessions of Disney’s Zootopia were screened at various locations, preceded by […]

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Stan become first streaming service to be nominated for a Logie with No Activity

April 6, 2016

It was announced at the 58th TV Week Logie Award nominations that Australian streaming service Stan has secured three nominations for its original series No Activity.  This is the first time ever that an streaming or video-on-demand (VOD) service has been selected for Australia’s top television awards. No Activity was nominated for Most Outstanding Comedy […]

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The first full trailer for The BFG is here

April 6, 2016

Steven Spielberg‘s take on the Roald Dahl classic got it’s first trailer today. It’s only a short teaser for the full film but it does give a good look at the visual effects set to the bring the titular giant to life – which, if nothing else, look like a pretty distinctive and cinematic take […]

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Meet Shane, the Australian train joining the next Thomas and Friends movie

April 6, 2016

Following in the tradition of global franchising, Australia will soon have their very own anthropomorphic steam engine joining the cast of Thomas The Tank Engine. A green and gold engine from South Australia, Shane will be modelled on the 520 class – a train first built at South Australian Railways’ Islington workshops in 1943 to […]

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Joel McHale to play Chevy Chase in upcoming Netflix biopic

April 6, 2016

After years torturing one another through Community, Joel McHale has begun final negotiations to play former-co-star Chevy Chase in the upcoming Netflix Original, A Futile and Stupid Gesture. The biopic will follow National Lampoon co-founders Douglas Kenney (played by Will Forte) and Henry Beard (played by Domhnall Gleeson). The film will be a ‘sad story […]

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Roadshow bring runners home to the Rocky theme

April 6, 2016

To celebrate the release of Creed to DVD and Blu-ray, Roadshow set up a micro orchestra to cover the original Rocky theme (“Gonna Fly Now” by Bill Conti) at the crest of Sydney’s toughest set of stairs. Watch the embattled runners reborn in the video below, Creed is the tale of Apollo Creed’s son Adonis […]

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The first 26 films of 2016’s Sydney Film Festival have been revealed

April 6, 2016

The upcoming 63rd Sydney Film Festival has revealed the first 26 of its 200+ film lineup for this year’s event. “These 26 films may just be a taste of what’s coming, but they already make for a compelling selection of the best in features and documentaries. These are films that can change your mind, change […]

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Tech Review: Wacom Bamboo Spark

April 6, 2016

With more and more tablet devices trying to pin down a level of versatility between an artist’s tablet and a professional ultra book, the Wacom Bamboo Spark is something of a curve ball. Understanding that plenty of artists still prefer the feel of a pencil on paper when drawing or sketching, Wacom’s latest gadget may […]

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Fitbit Blaze v Apple Watch: Which is better?

April 6, 2016

Smartwatches have become an integral part of people’s lives. Choosing the right one is essential because let’s face it – you don’t want this to be another gadget that ends up being hidden away in a drawer.

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Film Review: The Huntsman: Winter’s War (M) (US, 2016)

April 6, 2016

Mirror, mirror on the wall, what’s the best fairytale retelling of them all? The Huntsman: Winter’s War might not be – but at least it’s an improvement on Snow White & the Huntsman. Chris Hemsworth reprises his role as Eric/The Huntsman who’s given more depth and yes, a sad story in which most of his […]

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Speedy Gonzales film in production

April 6, 2016

It’s surprising that in the decade where every hero and his sidekick have been cast in their own TV series, films, franchises, Looney Tunes haven’t yet compiled their own, all-star team in an Avengers-style pastiche. Perhaps Hank Nelken felt the same way, after he recently announced he was working on a Speedy Gonzales feature film […]

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Remember to screen at the Jewish International Film Festival

April 6, 2016

Umbrella Entertainment has announced their latest project, Remember, will screen at the Jewish International Film Festival’s Holocaust Series, the newly established film series to take place alongside the main JIFF in November. The film stars Academy Award winners Christopher Plummer and Martin Landau, and is directed by Atom Egoyan, making his annual contribution to film. […]

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Film Review: The Jungle Book (PG, USA, 2016)

April 6, 2016

In the last decade Disney has slowly but surely been churning out live action versions of some of its classic films and stories. There’s been 101 Dalmations, Alice In Wonderland, Maleficent, and Cinderella to name a few. Now to add to that list is The Jungle Book, an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic story as […]

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Video Games Review: Quantum Break (Xbox One, 2016)

April 6, 2016

Quantum Break is the newest title from Remedy Entertainment, creators of the Max Payne series and last-gen gem Alan Wake. It is a game that doesn’t seem terribly interested in being a game as much as it would really like to be a TV series with an interactive component.

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A slew of Aussie artists to join the likes of Radiohead & LCD Soundsystem at Outside Lands in San Francisco

April 6, 2016

San Francisco’s Outside Lands festival continues to be one we desperately want to be at, yet again delivering a line up of musicians we’re green with envy over. Taking place at the Golden Gate Park from August 5th – 7th this year, the festival brings together (unsurprisingly) Radiohead and LCD Soundsystem to headline the ninth year of Outside […]

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Broadband speed Wi-fi now available on board all Air Canada North American Flights

April 6, 2016

Air Canada have announced that satellite broadband is now available on all flights within North America. The first Canadian carrier to do so, Air Canada’s entire fleet of aircrafts in North America will include wi-fi connectivity exclusively to their customers using Gogo® 2Ku satellite technology. So you will never miss a Facebook rant or a Kimmy K insta-selfie while flying with the four-star ranked […]

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Hotel Review: King Suite at the Holiday Inn on Flinders Lane (Melbourne, VIC)

April 6, 2016

The Holiday Inn hotel chain has undergone a staggering amount of changes over the last decade, taking it from a budget hotel/motel chain that most people associated with overnight stops along highways or airport layovers, into an upmarket full service – though reasonably priced – group of hotels that focus on comfort and quality of […]

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Take a look inside Sydney’s innovative wharf hotel: Ovolo Woolloomooloo

April 6, 2016

Woolloomooloo’s iconic 100 year old wharf has been given a new lease on life with the recent arrival of the Ovolo Woolloomooloo hotel, “Ovolo-ising” the building at 6 Cowper Wharf Road with energy and glamour, very much in keeping with what visitors and locals have come to expect from the quintessential Sydney precinct. Opened in […]

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MICF: Five Quick Questions with Joel Dommett

April 6, 2016

In his first Australian solo show, one of the UK’s most energetic and charming performers Joel Dommett is bringing us Conquer as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. He was kind enough to answer five quick questions, like we have done for many other acts during MICF. What do you personally find enlightening about comedy today? […]

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