Day: 13 May 2016

Album News Weekly: 13th May 2016

May 13, 2016

In this issue: A range of different music has been released this week, change things up and gets listening! BAYONNE Self described minimalist composer, Bayonne releases his debut album Primitives, today. YAK UK band YAK is excited to release their debut album Alas Salvation, via Kobalt Label Services available today! Mark Pritchard Mark Pritchard provides […]

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The State of Affairs (13th May 2016): Music Victoria’s new gender diversity policy & more!

May 13, 2016

This week in the music industry, Music Victoria announces new gender diversity policy, Sounds Australia fails to secure further government funding, and a new live music subscription service GiggedIn launches in Melbourne. Music Victoria’s New Gender Diversity Policy In their “Women in the Victorian Contemporary Music Industry” survey conducted in April 2015, Music Victoria highlighted […]

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Highlighting female talent, Brisbabes announce their fourth event featuring Georgia Mae and more

May 13, 2016

Bringing females to the front and supporting girl power within the music industry, Brisbabes is returning to The Foundry to deliver some killer female talent. Marking the fourth time this event has taken place, five acts will take the stage at the Brisbane venue this July. Headlined by dreamy pop artist Georgia Mae who was […]

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Irish folk singer Foy Vance set for national tour this September

May 13, 2016

In support of the release of his third studio album The Wild Swan, Foy Vance has announced details of a national Australian tour. Not the first time he has played down under, the Irish musician played shows around the country in December last year, where he toured alongside Ed Sheeran and Elton John. Shared worldwide […]

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We delve inside the mind of emerging EDM Producer Tyson Kraft

May 13, 2016

After setting up the perfect foundations for a long-lasting career in law, Tyson Kraft one day decided to just drop everything to travel the world and learn more about music production. Since then, he’s been all around America and Asia experimenting with different sounds, learning about song writing, and networking within the music industry. This […]

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Dutch producer GANZ announces huge Australian tour

May 13, 2016

Dutch producer GANZ has dropped some big news for Australian fans today. In conjunction with the release of his new EP GAO, he has announced that he will be hitting the road for a massive headline tour this July. His solo tour will coincide with his previously announced apperance at Splendour In The Grass. GAO is GANZ’s […]

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Deftones announce national tour with Karnivool and Voyager for November

May 13, 2016

Californian rockers Deftones have announced their highly anticipated return to Australia, with a national tour scheduled for this November. They will be touring in support of their latest album, Gore, which was released on April 8 and has already seen them snag their first Australian number 1 for a record. The band is currently in […]

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Single of the Day: Midas.Gold “$$$” (2016)

May 13, 2016

Brisbane’s Midas.Gold is not playing around. The rapper is emerging out of the Sunshine State with a sound that shows potential in stacking up strong with some of the country’s best new kids on the block right now and in new single, “$$$”, Midas.Gold shines. https://soundcloud.com/dfromkings/prod-harvey With production by Harvey and ATHD adding punch to Midas.Gold’s rhymes, “$$$” is […]

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Slipknot set for Australian east coast tour this October

May 13, 2016

It’s been a little while since Slipknot have been through Australia but shit, this tour is going to be unmissable for fans of the band and fans of a ridiculously engaging live show. The band is currently eyeing off their biggest American dates yet, but have still managed to slot in a cheeky east coast run out […]

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RKDA introduces you to some of Australia’s freshest and best female producers

May 13, 2016

Emerging Melbourne dark electro trio RKDA are fast getting their name out there as a band to watch; their debut EP CS has been released to eager ears and so far, has been generating positive response for its captivating and ambient elements, not to mention some killer production laid down on all tracks. Laura – writer, vocalist, synth magician […]

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Sounds Australia secures funding from The Australia Council for the Arts through until 2020

May 13, 2016

It’s been a rollercoaster week for Sounds Australia, who were dealt the blow of losing out on crucial funding through The Ministry of Arts Catalyst Program for next year. Its effect on the organisation’s export initiative is severe, meaning that the international programs Sounds Australia has successfully run in previous years will no longer be […]

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Jake Taylor of In Hearts Wake & Marcus Bridge of Northlane discuss their Equinox EP and tour

May 13, 2016

Northlane and In Hearts Wake have released a surprise collaboration, in an EP called Equinox. Ahead of their combined Australian tour, Marcus Bridge of Northlane and Jake Taylor of In Hearts Wake chat to John Goodridge about the making of the EP and the long standing friendship between the two bands. How has the Northlane […]

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Music Video of the Day: Grimes “California” (2016)

May 13, 2016

Grimes has dropped the fourth video from her pop-gem of an album, Art Angels. The song, “California” is about the reaction to her one off release of “Go” last year, when some of her audience seemed less than happy about her evolving sound. The new video, which features a version of the track different to her LP, grows throughout from just […]

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Disney cancels Disney Infinity and shuts down studio

May 13, 2016

Just as Disney Infinity 3.0 looked to be the recipient of some exciting prospects, Disney has announced that they are officially done with the video game.

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Filmmakers Joe and Anthony Russo to produce a new Chinese superhero franchise

May 13, 2016

The sibling-duo filmmakers, Joe and Anthony Russo will be producing a new Chinese superhero franchise to target the film market in China. Furthermore, the Russo brothers have partnered-up with a Beijing-based production company to develop this new superhero franchise, with movie buffs around China already calling the project ‘Captain China.’ In March, they also managed […]

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Reflect on the life and legacy of David Bowie with David Bowie: The Man Who Stole the World

May 13, 2016

Shockwave Entertainment this week announced the DVD release of their documentary David Bowie: The Man Who Stole the World, profiling the life and legacy of David Bowie.  The documentary features exclusive footage and interviews spanning Bowie’s lengthy career, as it reflects on Bowie’s artistic legacy and pays tribute to the life of the iconic performer. Check […]

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Tom Hardy’s Star Wars: Episode VIII cameo revealed!

May 13, 2016

Arguably one of the worst-kept secrets of Star Wars: The Force Awakens was Daniel Craig‘s not-so-secret secret cameo. In case you missed it, the James Bond actor appears as a stormtrooper, codename JB-007, during Rey’s interrogation scene. Craig was among several notable stars to cameo as stormtroopers/glorified extras. A report via Making Star Wars this week […]

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Game of Thrones star Hannah Murray joins Kathryn Bigelow’s untitled Detroit riot drama

May 13, 2016

Kathryn Bigelow, director of Zero Dark Thirty and The Hurt Locker, is turning her attention to the historic Detriot Riots, with English Actress Hannah Murray (Skins, Game of Thrones) in talks to play a key role in the untitled true crime drama. Though few details are known about the plot, and details of Murray’s specific role […]

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DVD Review: Stretch (MA15+) (USA, 2014)

May 13, 2016

Though Stretch is a rather kinetic film – think an episode of Entourage on crack – and would’ve most likely come and gone in cinemas without much notice, there’s such an infectious energy to it all that you can’t help but feel disappointed that it wasn’t granted a larger release. The DVD market seems tailor […]

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Could Captain Marvel have its director?

May 13, 2016

It’s a convoluted theory but it may very well be solid, as the folks over at Comic Book Movie.com aim to decipher who is directing the upcoming Captain Marvel movie. It started with The Wrap reporting on some tales they heard on the grapevine including Captain Marvel’s star and director. The main breakthrough was that the […]

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Tech Review: Kobo Glo HD eReader

May 13, 2016

This past month, I went hands on with the Kobo Glo HD, one of the many competitors in the eReader space. Once dominated by the Kindle, Kobo represents the many brands trying to one-up their rival with a better UX, more attractive design and improved functionality. Everything about the Kobo focuses on ease of use, which is […]

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Tigerair Australia introduces “MoveMe”, allowing ease of flight changes and transfers

May 13, 2016

Tigerair is proudly introducing MoveMe, a brand new feature that allows customers to change their flight at short notice. The convenient and affordable product now allows passengers who arrive early or late to the airport the chance to transfer onto a flight to the same destination for no additional fee, taking away some of the […]

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Hotel Review: Executive King Room at the Primus Hotel Sydney (Australia)

May 13, 2016

There’s something grand about Sydney’s newest and still largely unknown CBD hotel, Primus Hotel, from the minute you walk into the lobby. It feels like no other accommodation space in the city – reminiscent more of the well kept, classic hotels of London and New York, than the modern hotels that the city is used to […]

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Flight Review: Delta Air Lines – Los Angeles (LAX) to Austin (DL2420)

May 13, 2016

In today’s Flight review on AU Abroad, we take you on Delta Air Lines‘ A320 service from Los Angeles, California to Austin, Texas in the USA. Airline: Delta Air Lines Route: Los Angeles (LAX) to Austin, DL2420 (Virgin Australia codeshare ticket) Seat: 16C (Aisle Seat, of a 3-3 configuration in Economy) Aircraft: Airbus A320 Scheduled Flight […]

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Cast revealed for Julie Andrew’s Sydney Opera House production of My Fair Lady

May 13, 2016

This August and September the Sydney Opera House will welcome Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady, where a classic take on the original 1956 production will come to life. Celebrating its 60th anniversary, the production has been in the making for the past seven years, with contributors aiming to recreate the classic play and re-introdude […]

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Sarah Kane’s Crave to open at Perth’s State Theatre Centre this June

May 13, 2016

WA Youth Theatre Company has revealed they will be presenting Sarah Kane‘s Crave, a stunning and poetic piece of literature revolving around need, violence and doubt. Originally debuted in 1988, the play takes place in an abstract world, focusing on four characters that are only identified as C, M, B and A. The production gives […]

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Finn McCool’s Irish Bar set to open in Fortitude Valley this month (Brisbane)

May 13, 2016

Brisbane’s busy nightlife district, Fortitude Valley, has a new Irish pub opening its doors this May. Finn McCool’s Irish Bar will take pride in place in the heart of Brunswick Street Mall and is expected to be the largest Irish pub in town. Being treated to a $3.5 million fit-out, the pub will have a […]

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