Day: 7 April 2016

SXSW Music Interview: Lo Carmen on her new album, relocating to the States & more!

April 7, 2016

Uprooting your life in Australia in favour of the musical opportunities America has to offer isn’t a small undertaking, as Lo Carmen has experienced all too well. Relocating to the US in order to focus on the writing and recording of a new album, not to mention further establishing herself as a touring artist abroad, has […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Until Home “Every Summer” (2016)

April 7, 2016

Brisbane’s Until Home have brought us a rousing and ambitious new single in “Every Summer”, the first taste of their Break My Fall EP and today, we’re bringing you the premiere of the single’s official music video! The band’s brand of pop music is vibrant, throwing spotlight on some well arranged rhythm sections and a vocal quality that easily could be […]

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Split Seconds are back with a new single in “Relocation Blues” & tour dates!

April 7, 2016

Melbourne based indie pop purveyors Split Seconds are back! Returning with a new tune in “Relocation Blues”, the band has coupled the release with the announcement of a short run of shows to support the single this month! The song is taken from the band’s upcoming sophomore album, one we’ve been hanging out for for some […]

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Single of the Day: Gypsy & The Cat “I Just Wanna Be Somebody Else” (2016)

April 7, 2016

Melbourne duo Gypsy & The Cat have dropped a new single packed with 80’s vibes ahead of the release of their new LP. “I Just Wanna Be Somebody Else” is full of warm synths, but it’s the vocal hooks that take this track to the next level; it’s sad, but it’s definitely danceable. Mixed by Dave Fridmann, the […]

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Top US Showrunner confirms Australian visit for Werner Film Productions’ The Story Lab Writers’ Room

April 7, 2016

Werner Film Productions (WFP) has secured a spot with Emmy Award winning writer/producer, content creator, showrunner and specialist script producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach (Lost) for a week-long intensive ‘writers’ room’ workshop to develop The Story Lab’s project HEREAFTER, created by Giula Sandler (Glitch) & David Hannam (Carlotta).  While in Melbourne, Grillo-Marxuach will also headline a Screen Australia ‘In Conversation’ event hosted by WFP’s […]

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It looks like Captain America: Civil War won’t mark the first major tie-in to the Netflix Defenders after all

April 7, 2016

As we inch slowly, painfully, closer to the release of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, some armchair detective work by the team at comicbook.com has revealed what may be the first tentative link between the new film and Netflix’s growing collection of Marvel shows. Earlier this week, Disney circulated an email listing the cast members […]

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Win a double pass to see Where To Invade Next

April 7, 2016

Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore returns with what may be his most provocative, subversive and hilarious film yet. In Where To Invade Next Moore plays the role of ‘invader’, visiting a host of nations including Italy, France, Germany and Tunisia to commandeer policies and ideas that will improve prospects in America. What he finds is […]

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Video Games Review: StarCraft II: Nova Covert Ops (PC, 2016)

April 7, 2016

If you’ve been following the development of the StarCraft IP over the last decade or so, you’ll surely have heard of the fan-favourite Terran ghost, namely November Annabella Terra, or Nova for short. The character was to appear in her own title, aptly named StarCraft: Ghost, however the project was sadly canned in 2005. Now […]

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Hands-On Preview: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PS4, 2016)

April 7, 2016

After a few delays and huge discussions about the possible end to one of the most adored gaming franchises of the 21st century, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is finally ready, taking place three years after the action-packed, story-driven Uncharted 3.

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Our first impressions of Stan’s new drama The Girlfriend Experience

April 7, 2016

In case you were wondering, the sex really starts in the second episode. But if money is more your thing, you’ll be aroused in the first minute. Christine (Riley Keough) joins her friend Avery (Kate Lyn Sheil) in a hotel room where the oldest transaction has just taken place. The john has departed (in a […]

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Tech Review: Parrot Bebop 2 Quadcopter Drone

April 7, 2016

About a fortnight ago, I read a review over at Gizmodo on the Phantom 4 drone titled “The DJI Phantom 4 is the nicest drone I’ve ever crashed.” I looked at the damage to the expensive piece of flying hardware and thought “God, that would be heartbreaking as a reviewer. I wonder how he dealt […]

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Five things you have to eat in Hong Kong (and where to eat it!)

April 7, 2016

Today we take you to Hong Kong – a city for business, a city for shopping and (perhaps most importantly…) a city for FOOD. It’s hard to go wrong when it comes to a good meal in Hong Kong, but there are definitely plenty of highlights. Here, in no particular order, are five such meals we […]

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Virgin’s Velocity Points are now redeemable across the Tigerair Network

April 7, 2016

In pretty major news for the local frequent flyer programs – of which Virgin and Qantas are the two major players – members of the Velocity Frequent Flyer Program are now able to redeem their points towards any Tigerair flight purchased from the Tigerair website or the Velocity Membership Contact Centre. To redeem points, members are instructed to log in […]

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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Opens at Universal Studios Hollywood

April 7, 2016

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, a real-life incarnation of the fictional wizarding world we all know so well, opens to the public today at Universal Studios Hollywood. The park’s opening was celebrated on April 5th and featured a three-dimensional digital lighting projection on Hogwarts Castle, accompanied by music from the LA Philharmonic, conducted by […]

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David Campbell to make a return to the stage in Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical

April 7, 2016

David Campbell (Les Misérables, Guys and Dolls) is set to return to the musical stage for the lead role in the world premier production of Dream Lover – The Bobby Darin Musical this September. NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres joined director Simon Phillips (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – The […]

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Broadway icon Megan Hilty makes one-off Australia debut June 8 at Arts Centre Melbourne

April 7, 2016

The exclusive one-night-only event at the Art Centre Melbourne’s Hamer Hall will showcase Megan Hilty with her four-piece band including musical director and pianist Matt Cusson and husband Brian Gallagher on guitar. Those lucky enough to score a ticket can except to sing along to hit songs, They Just Keep Moving the Line (SMASH!), Almost […]

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First Impressions: Kansas City Shuffle’s ‘Happiness Hours’ Dumpling and Beer Pop-Up – The Rocks (Sydney)

April 7, 2016

“Simplicity is the key to brilliance” Bruce Lee once said and it seems Kansas City Shuffle in Sydney’s Rocks has taken this ethos to heart. The city cafe crew has opened up a dumpling and beer pop-up bar inspired by the martial arts legend and good times with an idea so simple it seems incredible […]

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