Day: 10 June 2016

The State of Affairs (10th June 2016): Global independent label market report released, Fraud ticket warnings from Dark Mofo organisers & more!

June 10, 2016

This week in the music industry: the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) released their market report on the global performance of independent record labels in 2015 and fraud tickets for Dark Mofo are allegedly circulating the internet. Worldwide Independent Market Report  For the first time ever, the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) has been able to extract the true market […]

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Jen Cloher on the importance of the Barunga Festival, taking Milk Records to the next level & more

June 10, 2016

Today, the 2016 Barunga Festival kicks off for another huge year of cross-cultural celebration and collaboration. This year’s theme is all about ‘Celebrating Women’ and the festival’s music line up definitely fits the bill, with some talented ladies in the mix with some of the NT’s best. Ahead of her debut appearance at the festival, I […]

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Single of the Day: BADBADNOTGOOD ft. Mick Jenkins “Hyssop of Love” (2016)

June 10, 2016

BADBADNOTGOOD recently showed off their latest cut of musical goodness in a recent collaboration with Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins, on “Hyssop of Love”. The track earned its Australian premiere on triple j overnight and has been something of an instant earworm of a tune for us! Jenkins’ rap flow snatches back and forth, firmly establishing a presence […]

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In Loving Memory of Szymon – Eva Irwin & Kubush Borzestowski on their brother’s musical legacy & the upcoming show at Splendour in the Grass

June 10, 2016

Szymon‘s posthumous Tigersapp album was quick to envelop listeners in its sublimely constructed world of folk, pop and electronica upon its August 2015 release. A stunning musical offering from a talented creative, Tigersapp unsurprisingly reaped in the critical acclaim (including an ARIA Award nomination and a spot on this year’s Australian Music Prize nominee list). While existing as […]

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Music Video of the Day: Glass Animals “Life Itself” (2016)

June 10, 2016

Glass Animals have continued to unfurl the craziness surrounding their sophomore album How To Be a Human Being in the release of the music video for “Life Itself”. It’s an exciting time to be an Australian Glass Animals fan, with the four-piece of course, heading out our way next month ahead of the album’s August release. Says […]

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Album Review: The Temper Trap – Thick As Thieves (2016 LP)

June 10, 2016

From the time you first heard the opening vocals on “Sweet Disposition”, you knew The Temper Trap had just that little something that was going to differentiate them from the rest of the pack. A legitimate force when they released their debut LP Conditions, the band lost their way with their experimental, breaking-from-the-mould self titled […]

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We sit down in Barcelona with Faris & Rachel of Cat’s Eyes to chat about their new LP Treasure House

June 10, 2016

Over the weekend, as they celebrated the release of the Sophomore LP Treasure House – and just a few hours before they were set to play their first show in support of it at Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain – I sat down with UK duo Cat’s Eyes. Made up of Faris Badwan (best known for his […]

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Album News Weekly: 10th June 2016

June 10, 2016

In this issue: Bands and Artists, old and new comers this week! Rock out to some Garbage or relax to The Temper Trap, or give it all a listen! FATHERDUDE Harlem-based breakout artist Fatherdude releases his fresh EP, The Balance, today! THE GOOCH PALMS The Gooch Palms release their much-anticipated sophomore album Introverted Extroverts on Wednesday, June […]

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Sydney Film Festival Film Review: Swiss Army Man (M, USA, 2016)

June 10, 2016

Simply put, Swiss Army Man is a story about how a man, whilst lost and trapped on an island, befriends a seemingly magical corpse in order to find his way back to civilisation. However, this film is far more than that, it’s an examination of a multitude of themes. A comedy, a drama,a tale of friendship […]

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Jason Borne is bringing Matt Damon and Alicia Vikander to Australia

June 10, 2016

Universal will be bringing Matt Damon and Alicia Vikander down under next month to promote the release of their new Jason Bourne film. The pair will walk the red carpet at the film’s Australian Premiere on Sunday July 3rd at Hoyts Entertainment Quarter in Sydney. It has been fourteen years since The Bourne Identity, but Damon assures fans […]

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Sydney Film Festival Interview: Sean Byrne talks the origins of The Devil’s Candy

June 10, 2016

Between Red Christmas, High-Rise and Patchwork, the 2016 Sydney Film Festival is delivering some really solid offerings for horror movie fans. Fergus Halliday caught up with the Sean Byrne, the director of The Devil’s Candy, to talk about the film’s appearance at the festival, the film’s origins and the state of Australian horror. I wanted to start by […]

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Sydney Film Festival Interview: Dissecting Embedded with Stephen Sewell

June 10, 2016

Stephen Sewell‘s erotic political thriller Embedded sees a former-war correspondent meet an alluring, enigmatic woman at a party, before a dangerous power play engulfs them both. Fergus Halliday caught up with Stephen in the lead-up to the film’s screening at the Sydney Film Festival and talked it’s origins and the ideas the film dissects. Where did […]

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hayu arrives for Foxtel subscribers

June 10, 2016

Consider yourself a reality TV junkie? Are you a Foxtel subscriber? If you’ve said yes to both, then you’re in for a treat. Foxtel announced on Tuesday that customers who are subscribed to the network with an additional subscription package including the channel E! Entertainment Television* will be able to access the new NBC Universal […]

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Sydney Film Festival Interview: Director Ivan Sen talks Goldstone, corruption and Indigenous representation

June 10, 2016

Following its premiere as the opening night film of the 63rd annual Sydney Film Festival, The Iris sought to learn more about Goldstone from Director Ivan Sen. Chatting character, corruption, representation and scale, Sen gives us further insight into the follow-up to 2013’s universally acclaimed Mystery Road, as well as discussing how his direction has […]

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The annual Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival Returns to Palace cinemas!

June 10, 2016

Palace Cinema’s third annual Scandinavian Film Festival, sponsored by Volvo, opens around the country this July, offering a selection of 22 films from Norway, Sweden, Iceland and Finland. Director Rune Denstad Langlo‘s sharp and insightful black comedy, Welcome to Norway will open the festival. The film follows an aspiring hotel owner who turns his half-built […]

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Crowdfunded sci-fi action comedy Lazer Team to be released in Australia on DVD and Blu-Ray

June 10, 2016

Crowdfunded sci-fi action comedy, Lazer Team is making its way down under. The cinematic lovechild of Youtube’s Rooster Teeth, Lazer Team, is releasing to home video in Australia following box office success through its partnership with the cinema-on-demand platform Tugg. Lazer Team follows four small-town friends who stumble upon an alien crash site containing a segmented alien […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Patchwork (Canada/USA, 2015)

June 10, 2016

Kicking off this year’s “Freak Me Out” program as part of the Sydney Film Festival was Tyler MacIntyre’s Patchwork, a horror-comedy gem that managed to fly under the radar when it was released last year. The charming indie is a literal blend of character, inventive in the way it draws from the influential idea behind […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Europe, She Loves (Sweden, 2015)

June 10, 2016

If there’s anything that sticks with you the most about Jan Gassmann’s latest documentary effort Europe, She Loves, it’s the striking cinematography. A surprisingly intimate look into the emotions and lives of five couples across Europe, the film never really looks, nor feels, like a documentary. It wears its authenticity with pride, inviting you to engage and […]

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We get a taste of Virgin Australia’s updated economy service on their upgraded 777-300ER

June 10, 2016

As we reported last month, Virgin Australia have launched the first upgraded service of their 777-300ER fleet, featuring a brand new Business and Premium cabin, as well as an Economy Space +, which can be booked for flights from 30 August onwards – though the cabin itself is already in operation in the one fitted aircraft. But […]

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Air Canada commences Dreamliner service between Brisbane and Vancouver

June 10, 2016

Canada’s national airline carrier, Air Canada, have just launched a brand new Australian service – connecting Brisbane in Queensland to Vancouver, Canada for the first time, in the only non-stop service offered between the coastal destinations. And earlier this month, this service launched, with the inaugural flight AC35 from Vancouver touching down in Brisbane on June […]

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If you’re in Sydney or Melbourne, you could get your hands on $50 flights to New Zealand

June 10, 2016

This month, STA Travel are set to offer $50 flights to Auckland, New Zealand (only a few hours from Hobbiton, pictured) as part of a special “Flash Sale”. The only catch is that only 50 of the tickets are available, and you have to go in person to their stores to get your hands on […]

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Aussies Abroad: Sydney’s Caravãna Sun reveal massive Summer European tour

June 10, 2016

Fresh from a run of shows around the country, Sydney quartet Caravãna Sun have revealed their fifth and biggest ever international tour, set to take them around the UK and Europe through July and August of this year. The shows come in support of their latest single “Eye of the Storm”, taken from their forthcoming record Guerrilla […]

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Theatre Review: The Heidi Chronicles, New Theatre (until 9 July)

June 10, 2016

The life and times story of an American woman experimenting with feminism in the 60s, 70s and 80s may not seem like it has much relevance on today’s Sydney stage. But in bringing Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles to life, the team at the New Theatre have successfully highlighted the very long way women still […]

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Pre-Vivid: Hilton lights up Marble, Glass, and Zeta with exclusive Vivid specials (Sydney)

June 10, 2016

Hilton Hotel Sydney will be celebrating Vivid by presenting visitors with colourful delights throughout their many essential food and drink outlets – Marble Bar, Caffe Cino, Zeta Bar, and glass Wine Bar. Each venue will be amplifying some of their most popular offerings with the heart of Vivid Sydney, resulting in – for example – […]

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Best things to do in Sydney this long weekend (10th-13th June)

June 10, 2016

The Queens Birthday Long Weekend is here! Of course, going out and enjoying all you can possibly enjoy within the boundaries Mike Baird has so carefully set for us is imperative. Luckily, there’s plenty on this weekend so we thought we’d ’round up some of our favourites. Make sure you’re across these options below! Yeezy […]

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How to celebrate World Gin Day 2016 across Australia

June 10, 2016

Saturday 11th June will once again bring in a global celebration of one of the most popular and adaptable spirits in the world: Gin. With so many high quality Australian Gins being produced, plus the current World Negroni Week smashing it with sales of the classic Italian cocktail, the eighth year of this annual celebration […]

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Review: Freddie Wimpoles – St Kilda (Melbourne)

June 10, 2016

Sitting on the corner of Fitzroy and Grey Street, Freddie Wimpoles is the latest renovation of The George Hotel in St Kilda. It’s been given a charming hunter-lodge meets classic American diner revamp, with it’s rustic dark timber, antler chandeliers and a feature wall of beer cans perfectly framing the glowing neon signs and brightly […]

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