Day: 17 June 2016

The State of Affairs (17th June 2016): Recipients of the PPCA and the Australia Council recording grants announced, Aussies call for increased government investment in local music & more!

June 17, 2016

This week in the music industry: the PPCA and the Australia Council announced the six recipients of their recording grants worth a total of $75,000, and Australians have voiced their support for the federal government to invest in Australian music, in an APRA AMCOS national survey. PPCA and the Australia Council recording grants Earlier this week, the Phonographic Performance […]

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Queenscliff Music Festival unveils artist announcement for 2016

June 17, 2016

The Queenscliff Music Festival has unveiled its first artist announcement for their huge 20th birthday celebration in 2016 and yep, it’s got us wanting to go and join in the fun. News of Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals‘ headline set on Sunday already broke this week, but the rest of the artist announcement we’ve received […]

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Music Video of the Day: Requiem ft. Kathryn Rollins “Treading Water” (2016)

June 17, 2016

Darwin based hip hop artist Requiem has teamed up with the stunning Kathryn Rollins out of Melbourne for the hypnotic and catchy “Treading Water” – today delivering the official music video to accompany. A reflection on anxiety and control, the song is built on some simmering and broody beats, while Rollins’ vocals float throughout almost like smoke. A […]

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Single of the Day: Tough Uncle “New Boy” (2016)

June 17, 2016

Melbourne’s Tough Uncle have impressed once again, this time with the release of new single, “New Boy”! There’s a richness to way the vocals are layered in over that whopping lead guitar and bassline, making the opening of the song instantly catchy. This tune is another great step forward for Tough Uncle, who have been busy building […]

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The Coathangers embarking on Australian & NZ tour this September and October!

June 17, 2016

They were announced on the stomper Yours & Owls Festival line up this week, but we’re stoked to see The Coathangers are going to be out in Australia for a bit longer! The US band will be bringing their praised album Nosebleed Weekend out to Australia and New Zealand for the first time, hitting up venues around the […]

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Totally Unicorn announce debut album tour for Dream Life this September and October

June 17, 2016

It’s finally upon us! The debut Totally Unicorn album Dream Life is going to be seeing release on July 29th, which is when all hell is most likely going to be let loose. The Sydney legends have been working towards this one for some time now and the singles we’ve been seeing doled out from Dream Life so far […]

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Skrillex added to Your Paradise festival line up in Fiji

June 17, 2016

EDM fans headed to Fiji for this year’s Your Paradise event this year now have even more reason to get keen, with the addition of Skrillex to the 2016 artist bill! The Grammy winner will be the festival’s special guest, appearing in partnership with his label, OWSLA. It’s a great coup for the festival, with OWSLA set to […]

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Dustin Tebbutt announces album tour for new album, First Light

June 17, 2016

Dustin Tebbutt has unveiled details surrounding his much-anticipated album today, as well as a bunch of tour dates for August and September that are most definitely not to be missed! The record, First Light, will be released on August 5th and is a snapshot of an artist truly coming into his own as a musician and lyricist. The album’s […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Liz Stringer “Protecting Myself” (2016)

June 17, 2016

Liz Stringer is mere weeks off coming through with her fifth studio album in All The Bridges – a long-anticipated follow up to 2012’s Warm in the Darkness. Having recorded the new album last year out in the US with acclaimed producer and engineer Adam Selzer, Stringer’s new album stands out strong and is another confident and vibrant addition to what’s truly become […]

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Angelina Jolie looking to join Murder on the Orient Express remake

June 17, 2016

Angelina Jolie is in early talks to star in Fox’s remake of 1974s’ Murder on the Orient Express. Originally directed by Sidney Lumet, Kenneth Branagh will be helming the modern version in addition to to starring as Hercule Poirot.  Branagh will also produce the film along with Ridley Scott, Simon Kinberg and Mark Gordon. Michael Green who is working on Blade […]

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Battlestar Galactica headed to the big screen

June 17, 2016

Universal Pictures is heading up a Battlestar Galactica film adaptation, penned by Westworld’s Lisa Joy. No director has been attached yet, though Hunger Games’ Francis Lawrence is rumoured to be interested. The 1978 series had a very popular resurgence on the Sci-Fi channel in 2009, with the new series gaining a legion of followers and earning a spot on […]

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Netflix series Death Note picks up Keith Stanfield

June 17, 2016

Keith Stanfield, who you might remember as Snoop Dogg in Straight Outta Compton, will co-star with Nat Wolff in Death Note for Netflix. Adam Wingard will write and direct the show which is an adaptation of the Japanese manga series. There is no word on who Stanfield will play yet. Death Note revolves around a student (Wolfe) […]

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Game of Thrones’ Kit Harrington to star in new Call of Duty Game

June 17, 2016

Acivision have announced that Jon Snow himself, Kit Harrington is set to star in the upcoming Call of Duty game, Infinite Warfare. Harington will play the leader of the enemy faction, The Settlement Defence Front and as an added bonus, director Guy Ritchie (Snatch, The Man from U.N.C.L.E) has directed all of Harrington’s scenes. While the […]

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Marvel’s Scarlet is coming to HBO

June 17, 2016

Marvel Comics writer Brian Michael Bendis has let slip that his creation Scarlet, is coming to television, on HBO subsidiary Cinemax. Bendis, whose other characters and properties Jessica Jones and Powers have also received the TV treatment, stated that the series is still very early in development. Scarlet follows a young woman who sparks a second […]

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Event Review: Oz Comic Con Melbourne (11th-12th June – Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre)

June 17, 2016

Despite the chilly Melbourne weather pop culture fans aplenty (many of whom are in cosplay) make their way to the Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre for Oz Comic Con.  Slowly trickling into the venue the queues begin to grow as the crowds start lining up to make their way inside. Over time Oz Comic-Con has turned […]

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Adam McKay and Jennifer Lawrence look to tackle the medical industry in new biopic

June 17, 2016

Adam McKay may have won an Oscar for his directorial efforts on The Big Short but he hasn’t quite fulfilled his lust for tackling the big issues just yet. The rumour mill has purported that McKay and Jennifer Lawrence are attached to an untitled project that centers on Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of the health-technology and medical-laboratory-services company […]

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The cast of Star Trek Beyond are coming to Sydney

June 17, 2016

Paramount will be bringing Star Trek Beyond stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban and director Justin Lin to Australia next month to promote the release of the new Star Trek film. They’ll be walking the red carpet for the Australian Premiere of the film at 6.30pm on Thursday July 7 at Hoyts Entertainment Quarter in Sydney. Star Trek […]

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The man of 10,000 voices, Michael Winslow is headed to Australia

June 17, 2016

Frontier comedy have announced that they’re bringing Police Academy’s Michael Winslow to Australia for his largest tour ever down under. The “Man of 10,000 Voices” sold out his shows when he came to Australia for the 2014 Comedy Festival and now he’ll be running his mouth from June 29 all through August. A mix of […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Sing Street (Ireland, 2016)

June 17, 2016

Rock & roll conquers all in John Carney‘s latest film, Sing Street, where the young and introverted Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) starts a band in order to impress a girl (Lucy Boynton). It’s to the film’s credit, however, that this is only the spark that sets off the movie and there’s a lot more going on here than just […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Suntan (Greece, 2016)

June 17, 2016

Director Argyris Papadimitropoulos has a darkly comical voice with which he approaches his new film Suntan, willing to lighten the mood with a playful, enjoyable middle but never quite losing focus of the uncomfortable message at the end of it all. His style is most evident in the cautionary tale of Kostis (Makis Papadimitriou), a […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Alice in Earnestland (South Korea, 2015)

June 17, 2016

The dark comedy is, in my opinion, one of the hardest genres to accomplish. To take serious and taboo themes and put a humourous view on it requires an assured hand on all aspects of the storytelling. If the story is shown too serious, the humour will be seen as out of place. If the […]

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Sydney Film Festival Interview: Talking Teenage Kicks with director Craig Boreham and star Miles Szanto

June 17, 2016

Craig Boreham’s Teenage Kicks made its worldwide premiere last weekend as part of this year’s Sydney Film Festival. Our reviewer, Simon, called it, “a beautifully filmed coming of age tale…that leaves you thinking long after the final credits have rolled.” Fergus Halliday caught up with the director himself and star Miles Szanto to talk about the film, the ideas […]

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Queensland Film Festival reveals full program for 2016!

June 17, 2016

As Sydney Film Festival comes to an end, one door closes and another one opens! Next month, film lovers in Queensland can enjoy the jam-packed program offered in this year’s Queensland Film Festival. From feature films to shorts to documentaries, there’s a little something for everyone! The Queensland Film Festival will be running from July […]

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San Francisco’s Treasure Island Music Festival reveals line up including Sigur Rós and Australia’s Flight Facilities

June 17, 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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Travel Diary: Adelaide avant-pop band Ghyti take us on their Canadian adventures

June 17, 2016

Last year, Adelaide avant-pop band Ghyti took their particular brand of alternative rock to Toronto for the Canadian Music Week festival. They have written a detailed yet entirely unreliable account of the tour, and sent it to us with a selection of grainy smartphone photos. Behold! DAY 1 Flying. Lots of flying. Once upon a time, […]

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Barry Conrad lets us in on the inner workings of his beautiful mind

June 17, 2016

This interview was so much more than your standard interview, and Barry Conrad is so much more than meets the eye. Here is a guy who has worked on fulfilling every part of his being and genuinely wants to leave his mark on the world. Not only is he undeniably talented, but he has a good […]

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Run the Jewels team with Rick & Morty for limited edition Daylight Curfew collection

June 17, 2016

Time to Get Schwifty. Announced on their Facebook page last night, the furious duo of Brooklyn’s El-P and Atlanta’s Killer Mike – collectively known as Run The Jewels – have gotten into the often overcrowded world of collaborative fashion by teaming with Adult Swim series Rick & Morty and clothing label Daylight Curfew. The fusion […]

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Best things to do in Sydney this weekend (17th-19th June)

June 17, 2016

There’s a lot going on around Sydney, and while most of it’s fun there’s some tearful goodbyes too as we farewell two of the city’s biggest events – Sydney Film Festival and Vivid Sydney – for yet another year. This is your last chance to charge up with the energy of both events while also […]

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