Day: 3 June 2016

Kanye West teams with Desiigner, Travis Scott, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, Yo Gotti, Big Sean and more for “Round & Round”

June 3, 2016

As the G.O.O.D Music team prep their new compilation Cruel Winter, the follow-up to 2012’s Cruel Summer, a preview has appeared by the tentative name of “Round & Round (Champions)” and – in a similar fashion to “Mercy”, the lead single from Cruel Summer – it has Kanye at the head of a strong line-up […]

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Music Video of the Day: Nooky ft. Jimblah “The Greatest” (2016)

June 3, 2016

Emerging rap talent Nooky is a perfect example of the bold and forward-moving pace Australian hip hop is currently running at. Since signing to Bad Apples Music after making quick and impressive waves following a break out on to the Sydney scene back in 2010, Nooky has continued to develop as a fire vocalist and a seasoned […]

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City Calm Down take their live show to larger venues around the country this September

June 3, 2016

Fresh off the back of some impressive shows in the UK, Melbourne’s City Calm Down dropped news of their new Australian tour this week. With debut album In a Restless House continuing to generate a considerable amount of positive momentum, the band now sets their sights on larger venues around the country, and are bringing two fantastic Aussie talents […]

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‘Behind the Beat’: Getting to know Sensible J (REMI/House of Beige)

June 3, 2016

Justin ‘Sensible J’ Smith is a producer and percussionist whose talents you may have seen along with musical partner in crime Remi. They’ve been touring extensively around Australia and overseas since the release of Remi’s acclaimed debut album Raw x Infinity in 2014. An avid music fan with diverse music tastes and influences of his own, Sensible J […]

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Catching up with Oh Wonder (UK) ahead of a wild year of touring and new music!

June 3, 2016

When I sat down with London duo Oh Wonder at The Great Escape, we were a world away from the last time we met, just prior to New Year’s Eve at the Falls Festival in Victoria. For one thing, it wasn’t 40-something degrees. For another, we’d swapped the makeshift backstage set up at Mt. Duneed for […]

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The State of Affairs (3rd June 2016): Concerns over the government’s draft report on Intellectual Property in Australia, ISPA honours Archie Roach AM with Distinguished Artist Award & more!

June 3, 2016

This week in the music industry: the Productivity Commission’s draft report on the inquiry into Intellectual Property in Australia has raised some concerns within the music industry, and celebrated Australian musician Archie Roach AM received the Distinguished Artist Award at the 2016 ISPA Congress. Industry concern over draft report on the inquiry into Australian Intellectual Property  […]

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12 Acts not to miss at Bonnaroo 2016

June 3, 2016

Bonnaroo is a festival like none other. On a farmland in the middle of Tennessee, hippies, deadheads, EDM kids and people of old and young gather in the center of the United States for four days of sweltering heat, non stop music and lifelong memories. 2016 marks the 15th edition of Bonnaroo and this year’s […]

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Single of the Day: Marian Hill “Mistaken” (2016)

June 3, 2016

At a late night SXSW showcase last year, we came across American R&B act Marian Hill. On a lineup curated by the Communion label, vocalist Samantha Gongol brought a swagger with her performance that stood up well against the rock and roll antics of Catfish & The Bottlemen and The Vaccines, two bands who would follow on after her […]

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Album Review: The Lumineers – Cleopatra (2016 LP)

June 3, 2016

The Lumineers released one of the easiest listening albums in recent years with their self-titled debut LP and with it, they were essentially granted the choice of playing to whomever they wanted, wherever they wanted, whilst simultaneously owning the keys to cities all over the world. They released one of the most catchy tunes in […]

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Album News Weekly: 3rd June 2016

June 3, 2016

In this issue: A bunch of freshies to check out this week! You know the drill, update the music library and enjoy! Selah Sue Five years after her European multi-platinum debut, Selah Sue is releasing her sophomore LP, Reason, today via Because Music. Deeds Brisbane rock outfit Deeds are set to release their forthcoming EP Exile, today! Ice Cream Canadian electronic duo […]

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Melbourne International Film Festival announces Down Under for Centrepiece Gala

June 3, 2016

It was announced on Tuesday by Melbourne International Film Festival that filmmaker Abe Forsythe’s second feature film, Down Under, will screen as the prestigious Centrepiece Gala at the 2016 edition of the festival. Down Under is a black comedy set during the aftermath of the Cronulla riots. It’s been described as a “hilarious yet poignant story […]

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An interview with Jo-Anne Brechin and Claire Harris on their debut feature film Zelos

June 3, 2016

Zelos will be a breath of fresh air to Australian cinema. The upcoming Australian film to be helmed by new Australian face Jo-Anne Brechin and written by Claire Harris will be a female-led endeavor exploring the wreckful throes of contemporary romance. The Iris sent Fergus Halliday to get some insight on the films progression as it […]

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Video Games Review: Total War: Warhammer (PC, 2016)

June 3, 2016

Total War: Warhammer feels like a branding match made in heaven, the deep strategy of the Total War series combined with the colourful lore and units of Games Workshop’s venerable tabletop strategy game. It’s a wonder it took this long to come about. Here’s the rub though: it suffers from the same simple issue that has plagued every […]

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Heathers bad boy Stephen Madsen talks return seasons, cult movies and all things very

June 3, 2016

Chances are you’ve seen the 80s cult classic film Heathers, with its darkly humorous story of high school cliques, power-crazy scrunchie-wearing girls and trench-wearing bad boys. The off-Broadway smash hit musical translates all of this glory straight to the stage, and now after a sell-out season at the Hayes theatre Heathers is marching its shoulder-pads […]

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Just for Laughs Sydney announces first names of 2016 line-up

June 3, 2016

Just for Laughs Sydney will be back for their sixth year when the festival kicks off in in early September. The festival, which brings together, some of the biggest names in comedy from Australia and internationally, will be returning to the Sydney Opera House. Taking place from the 6-11th September, the festival has announced the […]

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Buried Country: Live in Concert to celebrate Aboriginal country music at The Playhouse in August

June 3, 2016

Buried Country: Live in Concert is a new stage show born from the ground breaking book, film and compilation album from Clinton Walker – Buried Country: The Story of Aboriginal Country Music – which was initially published in 2000 before being updated and re-released in 2015 to acclaim. Buried Country, which premieres at The Playhouse […]

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Björk wraps her soul with Virtual Reality at Carriageworks for Vivid Sydney

June 3, 2016

Adorned in a steampunk-esque head-piece made of gold wire and pearls, pioneering Icelandic artist and musician Björk addressed a small group of media ahead of her collaboration with Carriageworks and Vivid Sydney, an exhibition titled BJÖRK DIGITAL. “The music came first and it kind of had that sense of urgency about it,” she said, making […]

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7 Arts Events Not to Miss in Australia This Month (June 2016)

June 3, 2016

Time to take a look at seven of the must-see arts events happening around Australia this month – June 2016. As the winter sets in, there are hidden gems all around Australia to go and see: Il Signor Bruschino A operatic farce of dual identity where a two lovers attempt to deceive their elders in […]

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