Day: 11 May 2016

Multi-Award winning NZ singer Hollie Smith anounces Water or Gold Australian tour

May 11, 2016

New Zealand soul singer/songwriter Hollie Smith has announced the Australian album launch of her new LP Water or Gold, alongside the release of the album’s title track and the announcement of an Australian tour set to kick off on July 27th. The new album is set to hit Aussie shores on July 1st, with the album described as returning Hollie’s rich jazz and […]

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Anohni, Poliça, Hiatus Kaiyote and more to feature in free Vivid Live artist talks

May 11, 2016

A series of free creative conversations have been announced as part of this year’s Vivid LIVE in the form of “Artist Talks”, featuring rare and in-depth discussions with the likes of Anohni, Ta-ku, Poliça and Wafia, alongside a live recording of popular podcast Song Explored (featuring Hiatus Kaiyote) and much more. In addition to the free events, the festival will also […]

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Bernard Fanning releases new song “Belly of the Beast” in the lead up to the Federal Election

May 11, 2016

Bernard Fanning has today released a new tuned penned especially in light of the upcoming Federal election in “Belly of the Beast”. Not an official release from Fanning’s forthcoming new album, the song encourages voters to make their voices heard. Fanning has said of the new tune. “There are federal elections coming up across the western […]

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Slumberhaze drop June/July tour dates alongside new single “Neon Demon”

May 11, 2016

Sydney’s Slumberhaze will be taking their new music around the country this June and July showcasing their brand new EP, Rhyme, Rhythm and Romance (Part 3). The band has dropped a new single “Neon Demon” and if this going to be an indicator of what’s to come from Slumberhaze this year well…damn. Check it out below! The […]

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Music Video of the Day: Dune Rats “Bullshit” (2016)

May 11, 2016

You can always count on the Dunies not to halfass a party. Recently, the lads rounded up a bunch of mates and fans out at Byron Bay to film their new video for “Bullshit” – the brief? Get as chaotic as possible. Was it achieved? Fair to say that yes, yes it was. The band is currently […]

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Brisbane’s Astro Travellers take out the 2016 Hilltop Hoods Initiative

May 11, 2016

Recipients of the Best Urban Song award at this year’s Queensland Music Awards, Astro Travellers, have taken out the Hilltop Hoods Initiative for 2016! The seven piece hip hop group have received the lucrative $10,000 grant from the Hoods and APRA AMCOS that will be used to finish up and promote their debut album. The Initiative […]

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Single of the Day: ELKI “Sirens” (2016)

May 11, 2016

“Sirens” is the first single from ELKI, and it’s an incredibly strong and soulful debut from the Sydney based artist. It’s driven by the intensity and range of ELKI’s stunning vocals, and the addition of production by Joel Quartermain (the man behind works from Meg Mac and Little Birdy) brings the powerful energy out of this piece. Have a […]

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Halcyon Drive on the Untethered EP, engaging in a more collaborative band dynamic & more

May 11, 2016

Melbourne’s Halcyon Drive are set to release their brand new EP Untethered this Friday – a great step forward for the indie-pop act who have already garnered a solid reputation for themselves as a live band and recording trio. We’ve already heard some quality singles from the EP in “Books For the Holidays” and “Reset”, and […]

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L-FRESH THE LION talks Become, expressing his culture through music & more

May 11, 2016

For some time now, L-FRESH THE LION has been a gem of the Australian hip-hop community. His lyricism is both personal and powerful, a presentation of an individual’s journey of cultural integration and the challenges that oftentimes accompany. Born and raised in Sydney, L-Fresh has poured his experiences of growing up within the Sikh culture and religion, […]

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Superman prequel series Krypton gets green light for pilot

May 11, 2016

Syfy has given Superman prequel series Krypton the thumbs up (at least for the pilot). The series, initially reported in 2014, may have finally found a home, and while Syfy has only committed to a pilot thus far, the prospect of David S. Goyer (writer Dark Knight, Superman Dawn of Justice) producing adds some serious […]

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Captain America directorial duo working together on new Showtime comedy

May 11, 2016

The brothers behind box office powerhouse Captain America: Civil War, Joe and Anthony Russo, have announced they will return to TV on a new project being co-developed with Showtime. The Russo bros will produce for TV for the first time since their hit sitcoms Community and Arrested Development, and will work with comedian Moshe Kasher, […]

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Cannes begone, The sixty-third Sydney Film Festival has officially launched its full program

May 11, 2016

NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts Troy Grant, besides festival director Nashen Moodley today announced the full program for the Sydney International Film Festival, declaring that the festival would present a staggering 244 films from 60 countries, including 25 World Premieres. This includes 139 Australian premieres (including 13 Australian premiere short films) and […]

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Volvo film festival brings Scandinavian cinema down under this July

May 11, 2016

The third Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival to be presented by Palace cinema, plans to bring the best new films from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland to Palace screens this July. Having in the past decade pierced the western cannon with gritty stories Let The Right One In and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet […]

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Netflix lands Crazy Face the new series from Misfits creator Howard Overman

May 11, 2016

Netflix has revealed they will be partnering with E4 for a new horror comedy series Crazy Face, a six-part series starring Susan Wokoma and Cara Theobold and from the creative mind of BAFTA award-winning Howard Overman. The series will revolve around an unlikely friendship between Amy and Raquel (Wokoma and Theobold) as they ‘attempt to […]

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Win a double pass to Essential Independents: American Cinema, Now

May 11, 2016

Essential Independents: American Cinema, Now will showcase new narrative features, feature documentary, and short works; retrospectives on crafts-people from behind and in front of the camera; guests from key US-based international film festivals; independent filmmaker guests; talks and master classes; and special event screenings. Program highlights include The Fits, a stylish debut from Anna Rose […]

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Video Games Review: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PS4, 2016)

May 11, 2016

In this gig, it’s rare you get to play a game that feels complete anymore. Some games reach for the stars and fall short. Others feel like they could have used more time in the oven. Others still promise sequels before the credits have rolled. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is that rare game that feels […]

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Win a double pass to see Star Trek II – The Wrath of Khan at In The House

May 11, 2016

Arguably the greatest and most in demand film in the Star Trek franchise, Star Trek II – The Wrath of Khan, is the final In The House screening at Event Cinemas George St on Friday 20th of May at 7pm. Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty and the rest of the Enterprise crew are going to need […]

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Sharon Stone will be appearing in a Marvel movie very soon

May 11, 2016

She shocked the world in Basic Instinct but despite a few bit parts here and there, we haven’t heard much seen much of Sharon Stone. Until now. During a recent interview on the Late Show with James Corden, the actress revealed that she will be entering a certain cinematic universe: “I am going to do […]

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Comedy Central Australia Launches Exclusive Brand New Aunty Donna Series Trendy

May 11, 2016

Comedycentral.com.au  has launched the brand new mini-series Trendy from Australian sketch group, Aunty Donna, which will screen every Friday. Exclusive to Comedy Central Australia, the series features actors and writers, Mark Samual Bonanno, Broden Kelly and Zachary Ruane taking off what’s Trendy in today’s hipster society via surreal, fast paced, super ridiculous sketches. Trendy is Comedy Central’s first ever […]

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Oscar Isaac to star in A Foreigner

May 11, 2016

Fresh off of his superb showing in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Oscar Isaac has confirmed an upcoming role in A Foreigner. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, who directed Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, will direct the movie from a script by Chris Terrio of Batman v Superman. The pic revolves around a murdered Guatemalan man […]

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Universal drops a byte-size Jason Bourne featurette

May 11, 2016

Ahead of its July release date, Universal are now taking passengers on board the hype train for Jason Bourne. The first stop is a mini- featurette. For the fifth movie in the franchise and the reunion of Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon (following 2012’s Jeremy Renner/Tony Gilroy spin-off flick), the featurette highlights the chemistry the […]

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Singapore Airlines celebrate inaugural long-haul A350-900 flight from Singapore to Amsterdam

May 11, 2016

Singapore’s first ever long haul A350-900 flight arrived in Amsterdam yesterday morning, with flight SQ324 touching down in the Dutch capital at 645am, following 13 hours in the air. Passengers lucky enough to be on the inaugural flight enjoyed a special selection of food and drinks at the boarding gate plus a gift bag with […]

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Full Aussie contingency revealed for Primavera Pro & Sound in Barcelona, Spain

May 11, 2016

Barcelona, Spain’s annual music festival and conference Primavera has revealed the 41 bands who will make up their Primavera Pro line-up – showcasing the bands from around the world who will feature as part of the conference part of the festival. Among them are six Australian artists: Gang Of Youths, Jack Carty, The Meanies, Methyl Ethel, Money For Rope and […]

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Aussies Abroad: The Temper Trap, Jagwar Ma & DMA’s added to The Great Escape line up

May 11, 2016

Talk about a triple whammy. With The Great Escape Festival preparing to take over Brighton, England next week, an Aussie trio in The Temper Trap, Jagwar Ma and DMA’s have just been announced on the already extensive and diverse line up! The Temper Trap have just wrapped up some successful shows here in Australia, their first headline dates in […]

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Eddie Perfect’s comedy The Beast to return with East Coast tour from July

May 11, 2016

The Beast, directed by Simon Phillips and written and starring Aussie comedian Eddie Perfect, has been announced to tour the East Coast of Australia from July. The show – Perfect’s first play – made its debut in 2013 at the Melbourne Theatre Company. The play combines comedy with outrage, as Perfect delves into the ugly truths of organic, free-range […]

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Pilobolus’ SHADOWLAND to return to Australia for national tour

May 11, 2016

After a hugely successful run 2014, American dance troupe Pilobolus are returning to Australia with their innovative show Shadowland, touring the country in August and September this year. Following a young girl as she falls asleep and descends into the Shadowland, meeting all manner of strange creatures along the way, the show is part dance, part […]

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Hawthorn Arts Centre to present Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince

May 11, 2016

In association with Fremantle based Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Hawthorn Arts Centre have announced a one off performance of an adaptation of beloved children’s book The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Adapted by Simon Clarke, and directed by Michael Barlow, this acclaimed production of one of the most widely read books in history (and the fourth most […]

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Shortlist for Patrick White Playwrights’ Award revealed

May 11, 2016

Ahead of the May 20th announcement of the winners, the Sydney Theatre Company has released the shortlist of plays in the running to for this year’s prestigious Patrick White Playwrights’ Award. Named for Australian playwright Patrick White, the award is presented to an original, unproduced play. The winning playwright will receive $7500, and have the […]

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Burgers by Josh reveals the next location of his next pop-up and potential 3am closing time (Sydney)

May 11, 2016

Sydney’s burger guru, Burgers by Josh is here to announce his new venue and talks to us about his future! Following an epic residency at Sydney’s institution, The Annandale Hotel, that saw massive lines out the door every night and stunning specials, Josh talks to us about what is in store next for him. Josh […]

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A new three-level theatrical bar opens up in Darlinghurst (Sydney)

May 11, 2016

A new three-floor bar aimed at theatrical entertainment? We’ll take it! The Oxford Circus is an ambitious multi-purpose venue that has opened up in Darlinghurst, bringing a bit of theatre and pizzaz to nights out in lock-out city from Wednesday to Sunday. With morale about Sydney’s nightlife at a record low, touches like this may […]

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