Day: 19 May 2016

Sounds Australia receives two nominations at the Yearly Music Convention Awards

May 19, 2016

Currently in the midst of their 2016 Great Escape program in the UK, the Sounds Australia crew have recently been nominated for recognition of all their hard work at the 2016 Yearly Music  Convention Awards. The awards, run by The Great Escape, acknowledge and recognise the contributions made by live music export organisations and for […]

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Album News Weekly: 20th May 2016

May 19, 2016

In this issue: Another great week of fresh releases ranging from newcomers to music natives, time to update the music library! CAR SEAT HEADREST From bedroom pop to classic rock, Car Seat Headrest are announcing their new record Teens Of Denial, is released today, via Matador Records/Remote Control Records. KYLE FORESTER Kyle Forester releases his debut self-titled album, […]

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7 International Artists to Watch at The Great Escape

May 19, 2016

Thursday sees The Great Escape kick off its first day and night of music programming and already, downtown Brighton is crawling with musicians and industry members from around the globe, ready to find their new favourite artists. Ahead of the action, we’ve been checking some of the international showcasing artists out and bring you a […]

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Aussies at The Great Escape: Spotlight on 2016 Artist, Owen Rabbit!

May 19, 2016

Melbourne’s Owen Rabbit makes his return to the UK for The Great Escape this year, bringing with him a whole swag of new sounds and material to showcase for the British audiences. We find out a bit more about how he’s been anticipating his shows in the UK, as well as plans for the rest of 2016! […]

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Single of the Day: Middle Kids “Edge of Town” (2016)

May 19, 2016

Sydney’s Middle Kids have come out with a full-bodied, satisfying sound in debut single “Edge of Town” – and just like a fine wine, the song keeps getting better with each listen. For a debut, “Edge of Town” is impressive, with equal amounts of bounding confidence coupled with a gorgeous broodiness that highlights itself with […]

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Aussies at The Great Escape: Spotlight on 2016 Showcase Artists, SKIES!

May 19, 2016

Adelaide’s SKIES are gearing up to make their Brighton debut at The Great Escape this year, bringing their infectious brand of synthy, indie goodness to the Brits for the first time. Since playing their debut UK show at The Old Blue Last in London on Tuesday night, the band has now set their sights on larger audiences […]

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Music Video of the Day: Nearly Oratorio “Tin” (2016)

May 19, 2016

Nearly Oratorio, the solo project of Simon Lam, has just brought out his new single “Tin”, a beautiful electronic slow burner. “Tin” sounds like it wouldn’t be out of place on a Thom Yorke solo record, with soothing, looping synths layering behind glitchy minimal percussion, with a restrained falsetto floating in and out. The unconventional video […]

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Winners for the 2016 South Australian Screen Awards announced!

May 19, 2016

The South Australian Screen Awards (SASAs) announced the winners of their 17th annual event last Friday. The gala event was presented by notable film critic and writer for The Guardian Australia, Luke Buckmaster. The SASAs aims to promote and support the talent found in the South Australian film industry. The winners shared prizes totalling up […]

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Watch the trailer for Kristen Stewart and Olivier Assayas’s Personal Shopper

May 19, 2016

Kristen Stewart‘s latest film, Personal Shopper, or better known as the film that was horrifically booed at the Cannes Film Festival this year, has an international trailer. While Personal Shopper was the boo-er’s choice for this year, to put things in perspective, Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette, Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver and Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives were all […]

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Funding for Tetris The Movie finally falls into place

May 19, 2016

After its initial announcement last year, Tetris The Movie is finally beginning to take shape. The project is shaping up as an $80 million co-production between Chin and the U.S under Threshold Global Studios. The result of a joint venture between Larry Kasanoff’s Threshold Entertainment Group and Bruno Wu’s Seven Star Works, Threshold Global Studios […]

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Sir Elton John confirms his role in Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

May 19, 2016

Following speculation last month, musician Sir Elton John has taken to Instagram to confirm his place in the upcoming Kingsman: The Golden Circle. While John gives nothing away regarding the specifics of his role, he captioned the image, a Kingsman poster featuring his signature sunglasses, with a reference to his last on-screen feature film role in […]

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Harley Quinn to headline a new DC spin-off film

May 19, 2016

The DC Universe is growing, as Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have announced that a Harley Quinn spinoff film is in development. Attached both as a lead and a producer, Margot Robbie will reprise her role from Suicide Squad alongside a team of other female DC characters including Batgirl and Birds of Prey. Currently the […]

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Toby Jones joins Sherlock

May 19, 2016

The currently in production Sherlock season four will welcome Toby Jones to their next series, in a non-specified villain role. The former Harry Potter and Captain America star will first meet Sherlock in the second episode of the upcoming fourth season. Writer and executive producer Steven Moffat has expressed his optimism, saying “Delighted to have […]

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Adult Swim has ordered a live-action pilot from Rick & Morty team

May 19, 2016

Adult Swim has released its slate for its upcoming new pilots, the most interesting of which is a new live-action comedy from the team behind Rick & Morty. Titled Art Prison, the show sees talented convicts battle for supremacy inside a “prison for the performing arts.” Writers of Rick & Morty, Tom Kauffman and Paul Isakson co-created […]

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Film Review: X-Men: Apocalypse (M 15+) (USA, 2016)

May 19, 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse delivers the super fights, the superhero costumes, the supervillain and the super team. But was this latest X-Men film so special that, if it was a person, it would be enrolled at Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters? Yes and no. Mild spoilers ahead. Set in 1983, 10 years after the previous Days of […]

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DVD Review: Regression (MA15+) (Canada/Spain/USA, 2015)

May 19, 2016

What an incredibly frustrating film Regression turned out to be. It’s competently made, well-acted, and contains interesting ideas that are suitably unnerving; ingredients that make it all the more disappointing when its ultimate culmination results in a resounding whimper rather than a wow. Director Alejandro Amenabar knows his way around dark material, and for a […]

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58th TV Week Logie Awards: Pre-Red Carpet Chats with Rahel Romahn

May 19, 2016

Kara Bertoncini hit the 2016 Logies Red Carpet but before she did, Rahel Romahn shed some light on what excites him most about Australian TV. Find out what he has to say about how today’s Australian TV reflects the diversity of modern Australia below: You can check out the rest of our Logies coverage here. […]

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Where could a Game of Thrones prequel take us?

May 19, 2016

With the Season 6 kicking off a few weeks ago, all eyes are on HBO’s fantasy drama and all the talk by showrunners of the series 2018 end-date has reignited rumors that a spin-off might be in the works. Given it’s enormous success it’s almost hard to imagine a world where HBO lets Game of […]

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Travel Diary: Touring the UK with Adelaide rock band Bad//Dreems

May 19, 2016

Adelaide-based rock band, BAD//DREEMS share an exclusive tour diary with the AU review on their exciting international adventure at The Great Escape from last year. Taking us along for the ride from Leeds to Derbyshire and from Birmingham to London, the band give us the lowdown on their life on the road. Live at Leeds […]

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The Day Trip: Travelling to Baton Rouge from New Orleans, Louisiana

May 19, 2016

When you’ve made a conscious decision to travel without a car, the idea of the “day trip” can be a fairly laborious task. But once you book the journey, it’s certainly worth the effort. The day before Jazz Fest began in New Orleans, my partner and I boarded a 10am Greyhound to Baton Rouge. It’s […]

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The Annandale Hotel is hosting a food festival this weekend (Sydney)

May 19, 2016

Now that the very in-demand Burgers by Josh pop-up at The Annandale Hotel has come to an end, the inner-west institution is looking to further their string of temporary culinary expansions with a weekend food festival featuring beats, burgers, and booze. The inaugural event will be taking place this coming weekend on Saturday and Sunday […]

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Din Tai Fung, Zeus Greek Street, and more to open in Broadway Shopping Centre (Sydney)

May 19, 2016

We all know Broadway in Sydney has needed to refresh it’s food lineup for a while now, and it seems 2016 is the year the central shopping centre will undertake some huge changes. Already, the famous Salts Meat Cheese has beefed up the food offerings in the area with a store opposite the centre, and […]

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Interview: Rene Redzepi (noma) talks foraging, Australian ingredients, fine dining, and more

May 19, 2016

Tonight SBS premieres noma australia, documenting René Redzepi’s journey of relocating noma, one of the world’s best restaurants, from Copenhagen to Sydney. The series uncovers how the Australian landscape informed menu ideas, especially foraged native ingredients. We got in touch with René to find out more about his experiences with the celebrated pop-up, how indigenous produce influenced his approach, his future plans, and […]

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