Day: 15 April 2016

Album News Weekly: 15th April 2016

April 15, 2016

In This Issue: It is the final last Album News Weekly this week!! Well for me at least, check out the latest from pop, rock, hip hop and in between. There’s some sweet new releases from the revamped Magnetic Zeros crew, as well as The Sugarcanes hailed as being for those Alabama Shakes lovers, get […]

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Single of the Day: Castlecomer “The Noise” (2016)

April 15, 2016

New Castlecomer! Yes! The band have been in the studio through early 2016 working on their new EP All of the Noise, but have now given us a taste of what to be expecting in new single “The Noise”. It’s a great little addition to the list of impressive tunes the band have been churning out […]

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Julia Jacklin on the road down the East Coast following hugely successful international debut!

April 15, 2016

She arrived in Austin, Texas a relative unknown but by the time she left SXSW, Julia Jacklin had reaped in a whole heap of acclaim and praise from critics and audiences over her eight show stint at the music festival. This month of course, Jacklin is returning home to tour her popular track “Pool Party”, bringing the […]

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Exclusive: Listen to Craig Robinson sing the Australian national anthem as he announces his Australian tour with The Nasty Delicious

April 15, 2016

Whether you know him from his roles in Hot Dub Time Machine, the US version of The Office or as himself in This is the End, by now US comedian Craig Robinson should be a very familiar face. And now Australians will get their own chance to get up close and personal with that face when […]

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Sui Zhen announces farewell fundraiser show for Melbourne in May!

April 15, 2016

Melbourne’s Sui Zhen has announced a fundraiser gig for Melbourne next month as she prepares to head overseas with her latest record, Secretly Susan! Having just signed to record label Twosyllable, the artist looking ahead to a bright 2016, with international touring on the cards and a spot at Splendour all on the horizon. Sui Zhen’s Melbourne […]

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Drum & Bass titans Hospitality return to Australia and NZ!

April 15, 2016

Leading UK brand Hospitality is returning to Australia and New Zealand for a seven-date tour featuring London Elektricity, Etherwood, Maduk and MC Fava. For Perth, Sydney and Adelaide shows, drum & bass pioneer Danny Byrd will be joining the line up. The NZ shows will be presented by George FM. Check out the dates and where to buy […]

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The State of Affairs (15th Apr 2016): Global Music Revenue Growth and Sony sues Defunct Streaming Service.

April 15, 2016

This week in the music industry, we’re treated to a global report on the growth of the music industry from IFPI and Sony takes on defunct streaming service Rdio over licensing dollars. Digital Revenue Overtakes Physical  In IFPI Global Music Report On the 12th of April, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) released […]

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Album Review: Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression (2016 LP)

April 15, 2016

The world was treated to a surprising (and hard-rock wet dream inducing) announcement early this year – the great man himself, Iggy Pop, was going to release an album of new material. Not only that, but it was to be produced by another rock legend, Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age and Eagles […]

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Randy Hansen (Seattle) on his Hendrix Revolution tour and new album Funtown!

April 15, 2016

Randy Hansen, guitar virtuoso and one of the few guitarists in the world to be recognised by Jimi Hendrix’s family, is bringing his acclaimed Hendrix Revolution tour to Australia for the first time. Dedicated to maintaining the memory of the virtuoso guitarist and his ground-breaking music, Hansen has created a show celebrating everything great about […]

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Music Video of the Day: Elli Schoen “Hard Heart” (2016)

April 15, 2016

Perth artist Elli Schoen has released a gorgeous video for her single “Hard Heart” reflective of the talent the young artist has shown through the music itself. Tender and fragile in delivery, Schoen has a vocal range and songwriting knack that evokes emotion that threatens to overflow completely before reining back in. The honesty threaded through the […]

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Chris Keating on heading off-grid for Yeasayer’s Amen & Goodbye & remaining relevant in 2016

April 15, 2016

This month has seen Yeasayer finally release their fourth studio album in Amen & Goodbye, four years after Fragrant World and numerous tours that had the New York musicians making their stamp as one of the experimental indie bands in that crop emerging from 2006/2007 onward. As Chris Keating says, the time in between album releases was necessary for the band in the […]

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Shining Bird touring new single “Helluva Lot” this May & June!

April 15, 2016

Sydney’s Shining Bird will be on the road once more, this time with their new single “Helluva Lot”, the latest cut from their soon-to-be-released album Black Opal! The band has been generating some decent excitement surrounding their music for some time now; of course, their debut album Leisure Coast brought the band to the attention of many, not […]

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The 5 best games of April so far, and what we can’t wait to play in May

April 15, 2016

April is known as a “dry season” month in which very few video games are released. This time of year, the AAA hype train is usually slowing its roll, playing its cards to its chest as E3 looms in the middle-distance. 2016 has been bucking the trend though! March was full of great games! And then […]

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10 more film additions added to Sydney Film Festival’s massive lineup

April 15, 2016

Last week. we revealed the first 26 titles of films being showcased in this year’s Sydney Film Festival. With more than 170 titles to be announced later next month (11AM on Wednesday 11th of May), Sydney Film Festival has revealed another 10 film titles for this year’s event which will entice any film enthusiast keen […]

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Production begins for Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard’s World War II film, Allied.

April 15, 2016

Principal photography began this week for Academy Award-winning director Robert Zemeckis’s romantic thriller, Allied. Allied will see Brad Pitt continue to indulge his habit of appearing in the Second World War (see Fury and Inglorious Bastards) alongside Marion Cotillard. Set in the midst of World War II, the film will follow intelligence officer Max Vatan (Pitt) who in […]

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New parents won’t lose their Frequent Flyer benefits with Qantas’ new “Parental Pause”

April 15, 2016

Qantas frequent flyers who are bringing a new member into their family fear not lose their benefits as they take time off from flying. Also referred to as the ‘parental pause’, the recent Status Hold initiative,  launched by Qantas allows Silver, Gold and Platinum Frequent Flyers to maintain their status and benefits for up to […]

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South America Travel Centre rebrand as Tailor Made Journeys; expand to Asia

April 15, 2016

The Australian-owned, Melbourne-based South America Travel Centre has expanded their list of travel destinations to Asia after a number of past clients expressed interest in exploring other parts of the world. The company has been working on this new expansion for over a year to ensure the best for their clients in guides, knowledge and […]

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Robots are taking over the travel industry and people are totally cool with it

April 15, 2016

A global study of over 6,000 people by Travelzoo reveals that two thirds of Australians are open to the idea of robots working in the travel industry, including roles as hotel receptionists, bartenders and guides. The Future of Travel project was conducted in December 2015 and included polls in Australia, Europe, North America, South America and […]

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Review: Flying Fruit Fly Circus’ Stunt Lounge – The Studio, Sydney Opera House (Performances to 17th April 2016)

April 15, 2016

Stunt Lounge is the first in a new collaborative arrangement between the Flying Fruit Fly Circus and the Sydney Opera House, where recent graduates – and those at the end of their time with the Youth circus – get the opportunity to perform in the prestigious venue. Its aim is to bridge the gap between the […]

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Young Henrys have made DZ Deathrays their official “Beer Executives”

April 15, 2016

From the mosh pit to the brewery, award-winning Brisbane rockers DZ Deathrays have traded in some ripped jeans for beer-stained suits as they have been named the top beer executives for Young Henrys, and to celebrate they’ll be pouring up a brand new brew tomorrow (Sat 16th April) at Brisbane festival Blurst of Times. The […]

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Gelato Messina have opened an experimental degustation bar in Darlinghurst (Sydney)

April 15, 2016

Australia’s most consistently anticipated dessert overlords Gelato Messina will be re-opening the modest space next door to their original Darlinghurst store as an experimental Gelato lab, called Messina Creative Department which features an eight-seater table for seven-course degustations. Taking bookings from next Wednesday 20th April, the lab will be dabbling in both savoury and dessert […]

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