Day: 16 June 2016

Exclusive Album Premiere: Slumberhaze – Rhyme, Rhythm & Romance (Part 3) (2016 EP)

June 16, 2016

Slumberhaze today complete their epic Rhyme, Rhythm & Reason EP trilogy release, dropping the third instalment for you all to get around! Most recently, we’ve been loving their single “Neon Demon” and as we’ve come to learn from the Sydneysiders, this conjuring of awesome sounds into some well-produced and catchy songs is very much just the beginning. Listen to the […]

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Music Video of the Day: Bear’s Den “Auld Wives” (2016)

June 16, 2016

Bear’s Den have recently released an expertly shot and delivered music video for their single “Auld Wives”, a particularly stand out piece of music from the UK duo. The single, to be featured on their sophomore album Red Earth & Pouring Rain (due out in Australia on July 22nd), saw the band link up with acclaimed director Sam […]

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Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals adjust tour to fit QMF headline set

June 16, 2016

It’s a good day for Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals fans. Even better if you’re planning on hitting up the Queenscliff Music Festival this year! For the festival’s special 20th anniversary celebration, it has been announced that the US band will headline the festival – an impressive addition to the QMF’s three day event. Ben […]

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Single of the Day: Flower Drums “Idle Time” (2016)

June 16, 2016

The now Melbourne-based Flower Drums have continued to conjure up excitement surrounding the forthcoming new record with the release of their new single, “Idle Time”. The duo have a penchant for creating music that is perfect for hazy nights, ideal to get lost in and this latest cut is another perfect example of the amount of […]

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Watch Marlon Williams & The Yarra Benders make their US TV debut on Conan

June 16, 2016

Overnight, Marlon Williams & The Yarra Benders made their US TV debut, hitting the Burbank studios to perform on Conan. Currently in the US reaping in the praise off the back of recent live dates, the band are laying the groundwork for what’s set to be an impressive return later in the year. With festival dates (including […]

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Flight Facilities join Sigur Rós, Ice Cube and more at the Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco

June 16, 2016

The tenth Treasure Island Music Festival has unveiled its line up for this year and, for its final year being held on the island in San Francisco Bay, the organisers have planned a memorable list of artists. Headlined by Sigur Rós and Ice Cube, the Treasure Island Music Festival also features James Blake, Purity Ring and Sydney’s Flight Facilities (the […]

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Strawberry Fields Festival unveils first round of confirmed artists for 2016 event!

June 16, 2016

NSW’s Strawberry Festival returns with another great run down of names doing their thing within the electronic music scene, revealing its first artist announcement today! With the likes of George Fitzgerald, Henry Saiz (with a full live band), Marcel Fengley and Patrick Topping, punters can expect some quality sets over the weekend of November 17th – 20th this year. In […]

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BANFF & Caitlin Park embarking on east coast tour this August & September

June 16, 2016

They’re two of our favourite songwriters and performers, so to see the link up between BANFF and Caitlin Park has made us extremely happy. After seeing BANFF at The Great Escape last month and being blown away and of course, knowing the solid quality Caitlin brings to her craft, this partnership is a complete no-brainer. The musicians recently collaborated […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Kathleen Mary Lee “Hey, Very Good Friend” (2016)

June 16, 2016

Here’s some nice, soothing sounds for your Thursday morning. Melbourne songwriter Kathleen Mary Lee is soon to be releasing her debut EP next month and today, we’re excited to be premiering her new single from it – “Hey, Very Good Friend”. There’s a timid, delicate approach to the song’s delivery that first caught our attention – a […]

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Watch the winners of the CLIPPED Music Video competition from VIVID Ideas 2016

June 16, 2016

As part of this year’s Sydney VIVID Ideas Program, CLIPPED Music Video Competition announced their winners over two buzzing nights over at The Works in Glebe last weekend. The event included a six-category competition and award ceremonies; innovative discussion panels featuring international and local speakers; screenings and crafty exhibition spaces. The panel of judges for the competition […]

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‘In the House’ returns to Event Cinemas next month with screenings of Donnie Darko, The Thing and more!

June 16, 2016

Event Cinema’s ‘In the House’ cult screenings return to their George Street location in Sydney this July, bringing cult classics from the last 40 years back to the big screen. Audiences can catch screenings of films like Francis Ford Coppola’s seminal gangsta flick  The Godfather (1972), Ridley Scott’s nightmare Aliens (1979) in 70mm and fantasy cult classic Big Trouble […]

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Sydney Film Festival Interview: director Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami talks Sonita

June 16, 2016

Following its Australian premiere at this year’s Sydney Film Festival, Fergus Halliday sat down with director Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami  to talk about her award-winning documentary, Sonita. Winner of the Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Ghaemmaghami’s documentary explores Sonita’s journey as a young undocumented exile living in Tehran, with big dreams of breaking into the rap industry. What drew […]

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Five Pixar sequels we’re still waiting (and hoping) for

June 16, 2016

Pixar is no stranger to sequels. For over 20 years, Pixar have dominated animated cinematic releases with their critical and box-office success. With the massive acclaim behind sequels like Toy Story 2 & 3 and Monsters University, Pixar has now (much to everyone’s excitement) released Finding Dory after a 13-year wait since its predecessor, and […]

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Film Review: Finding Dory (G) (USA, 2016)

June 16, 2016

Pixar Studios has long been regarded as one of the best animation studios in the world today, alongside Studio Ghibli, which in my denial still exists. But ever since the release of Cars 2, a disappointing sequel to a film that wasn’t that good to begin with, the seemingly infallible quality of Pixar has fallen. […]

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Sydney Film Festival Film Review: Miss Sharon Jones! (USA, 2015)

June 16, 2016

Sharon Jones isn’t a household name, nor an artist with a breakout radio hit. But those who do know of her and her talent, will attest to her brilliance. She has been likened to a female James Brown, belting out soul and funk tunes and thrashing and shimmying like a pint sized Tina Turner. However […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Paterson (USA, 2016)

June 16, 2016

Paterson is the new film from acclaimed auteur (and Iggy Pop fan) Jim Jarmusch. A man who enjoys character studies that are never rushed for the sake of plot progression, existing in some semblance of real time, watching a Jarmusch film involves a lot of patience on behalf of the viewer. If you’re a fan of […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Land of Mine (Denmark/Germany, 2015)

June 16, 2016

Defusing an explosive in western cinema is very rarely as tense as it should be. With the exception of brilliant films The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow) and Gallipoli (Peter Weir), the suspense surrounding characters handling something so volatile, which with the slightest fault could literally blow them apart in an instant, is often suppressed by […]

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Film Review: Me Before You (USA, 2016)

June 16, 2016

Even at just a surface level, Me Before You feels like a movie that’s just ticking boxes than it is engaging heartstrings. You’ve got three big franchise stars (from Game of Thrones, Doctor Who and The Hunger Games, respectively), a picturesque British backdrop and premise that all-but-guarantees a tragic end. However, it never really feels like the film is genuinely leveraging […]

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Film Review: Miles Ahead (USA, 2016)

June 16, 2016

Miles Ahead might have a few tricks (and some strong casting) up its sleeve, but it never quite manages to triumph. Set in the late 1970s, the very-loose biopic introduces us a disillusioned and drug-addled Davis (Don Cheadle)who hasn’t made music in almost five years – despite the best efforts of his label. When a recording of […]

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Aussies Abroad: Melbourne’s metal powerhouse Jack The Stripper to tour Europe & Japan

June 16, 2016

Taken from their debut album Raw Nerve, Melbourne’s metal powerhouse Jack The Stripper have just released a new music video in “Nibiru”, and to celebrate they’re touring Australia, Europe and Japan in the coming months. Jack The Stripper’s ‘Nibiru Tour’ starts this month in Australia before the band embarks on their first ever European tour which includes shows with fellow Aussie […]

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Travel Diary: Canberra three-piece SAFIA take us on tour in the USA

June 16, 2016

Canberra three-piece Safia continue to make waves and move to the forefront of Australia’s next biggest musical exports with their blend of indie rock, delicate soul, and various styles of electronica. Last year, the group travelled to the USA for a run of shows that included SXSW, and the trio kept the AU review in the […]

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Flight Review: Delta Air Lines Connection – Burlington, Vermont to New York (DL3377)

June 16, 2016

In today’s Flight review on AU Abroad, we take you on Delta Air Lines‘ brief connection service from Burlington, Vermont to La Guardia Airport in New York City in the USA. Airline: Delta Air Lines (Shuttle America Connection) Route: Burlington, Vermont (BTV) to La Guardia, New York (LGA) – DL3377 Seat: 15C (window, 1-2 layout) Aircraft: Embraer ERJ145 […]

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Book Review: The Paper House by Anna-Spargo Ryan

June 16, 2016

Heather and Dave are expecting. Finding the perfect home for their growing family, they settle down to await the new arrival. But tragedy strikes and a grieving Heather finds no comfort in the new house they were so excited to share with their first born. The Paper House, the debut novel from Anna Spargo-Ryan, follows […]

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Lance Horne (US) talks bringing First Things Last to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival!

June 16, 2016

Lance Horne is a ridiculously talented multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, lyricist…everything. The Emmy award winner is on his way to Adelaide this weekend for an unforgettable show at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival – an opportunity to showcase his new album, First Things Last, not to mention some extra special surprises along the way. His one-night-only show in […]

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Townsville’s Dancenorth to bring IF_WAS_ to the Judy later this month

June 16, 2016

Hosted by the Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts, in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, choreographers Stephanie Lake and Ross McCormack will present an intensely personal double-bill, in a brief run of shows from June 23rd to 25th. Deriving their work from a challenge set by Dancenorth artistic director Kevin Page, Lake and McCormack were asked to to […]

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SWELL Sculpture Festival annouces artist lineup

June 16, 2016

SWELL Sculpture Festival, the largest outdoor art exhibition in Queensland, has revealed the 55 artists that will be taking part in the 2016 event, held in September on the Gold Coast. Over a ten day period, Currumbin Beach will be transformed into a free outdoor gallery, featuring 50 works by both Australian and international artists. […]

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Zebra Green is Bondi Junction’s saucy new retro bar and restaurant (Sydney)

June 16, 2016

New retro restaurant/cafe/bar Zebra Green makes its home in the heart of Bondi Junction, giving surrounding eateries a run for their money with their niche comfort food offering. The brainchild of Shane Lurie from Blue Orange,  this new venue draws on Lurie’s experience as a world traveller and childhood in South Africa, where he learned about fine dining at his parents’ restaurant, Les Marquis. […]

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Vine Double Bay launches collaborative dinner series with the city’s top chefs (Sydney)

June 16, 2016

One of Double Bay’s most loved restaurants, Vine, are launching a new collaborative dinner series with some of the best chefs across the city, kicking off over the latter half of 2016. A concept spearheaded by Executive Chef Drew Bolton, the Origins Dinner Series will be aimed at celebrating local produce and mold to suit […]

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Review: Boilerhouse Harbourside Restaurant & Bar – Manly (Sydney)

June 16, 2016

Nestled within Q Station, a heritage retreat and Australia’s first and oldest Quarantine Station, Boilerhouse Harbourside Restaurant & Bar has upped the ante with Matt Kemp at the helm. With an impressive list of lauded restaurants under his belt, Matt Kemp took on the role of Executive Chef of Q Station in March 2016. Formerly […]

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The Calyx’s Sweet Addiction Royal Botanic Gardens is nature’s answer to Willy Wonka

June 16, 2016

Most people love it but what do people really know about chocolate? The team at The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney look set to change all that with a fun and informative new exhibition. Sweet Addiction allows people to experience chocolate as a botanical adventure that fuses together art, education, theatre and flora. The exhibition is […]

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