Day: 29 June 2016

Hellions drop details for upcoming July/August tour!

June 29, 2016

Opera Oblivia is the much anticipated third album from Sydney’s Hellions and this coming July and August, the band will be celebrating their new collection of material with a brand new headline tour! Recorded at Karma Sound Studios in Thailand, the album has been constructed as an avenue for escape for the listeners, says guitarist Matthew Gravolin. “More […]

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Music Video of the Day: FEUDS “River of Wine” (2016)

June 29, 2016

Brisbane’s FEUDS have brought us their music video for their single “River of Wine” this week, a song we haven’t been able to stop listening to. The band’s debut EP Stay Lost is due out this August and as a taste of what the wider record is going to sound like, “River of Wine” is a great little […]

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The full RBMA Weekender line up for Sydney drops; includes Flight Facilities, Kano, Ta-ku & more

June 29, 2016

From September 8th through until September 11th, multiple Sydney locations are going to hosting some of the globes hottest artists as part of the Red Bull Music Academy Weekender! 40 artists are involved in this massive event, with the likes of Flight Facilities, Peanut Butter Wolf, Kano and Ta-ku all confirmed to be bringing the heat. It’s the first event of […]

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Single of the Day: Hockey Dad “Jump the Gun” (2016)

June 29, 2016

We last saw Hockey Dad killing it at SXSW this year and by all accounts, the duo had been making similar positive impressions on audiences through the UK and Europe in recent months. The Leisure Coast twosome have continued the momentum build for their much anticipated debut album Boronia, with the release of new single “Jump The Gun” […]

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Band of Horses announce special gig for Sydney fans at the Grifter Brewery

June 29, 2016

Band of Horses are going to be including an extra special performance for fans in Sydney when they’re in the country next month, linking up with Optus for a gig at the Grifter Brewery on July 27th! The five-piece who’ll be in the country with their new album Why Are You OK? will play this one-off […]

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Sydonia announce the ‘Eyes of Sand’ tour for July & August

June 29, 2016

Melbourne heavy rockers Sydonia are gearing up to share album number three with fans, first by dropping their new single in “Eyes of Sand” and second, heading out on the road through July and August! The tour is set to be one of Sydonia’s largest yet and no doubt, will be one of their most chaotic. With […]

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SXSW Music Artist application submissions now open!

June 29, 2016

Aussie musicians hoping to pack bags and head to Austin for SXSW next year are encouraged to get their applications to showcase in early now online submissions are now open! The festival is taking place from March 10th – March 19th next year and if you get in early, you’ll only need to pay the discounted […]

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Australian Music Week has announced its first round of speakers & delegates

June 29, 2016

Australian Music Week returns to Cronulla for its second year in 2016, brining an expertly curated conference line up to the Sydney beach hub for a week of  live shows and industry sessions! From November 2nd through November 4th, the summit will be providing musicians from all genres the opportunities to perform in front of […]

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Speed Dating with Jeremy Neale at Festival of the Sun!

June 29, 2016

Jeremy Neale is a lover, not a fighter. So when we ran a competition for three lucky campers at Festival of the Sun last year to meet the Brisbane legend for a round of speed dating, we weren’t surprised when the session went better than we could’ve anticipated. Getting to know each other over this game of ‘The Beachelor’, […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Zefereli “Stupid Goodbye” (2016)

June 29, 2016

Zefereli released their single “Stupid Goodbye” back in April to much praise and from there, it’s just been onwards and upwards for the duo. Their music has taken them overseas to Europe where highlight performances came at The Aussie BBQ in London as well as a jaunt out to Iceland and now that they’re back home, Alistar and Clea are eyeing […]

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Video Games Review: Kirby: Planet Robobot (3DS, 2016)

June 29, 2016

Kirby: Planet Robobot is proof that any facet of your life, no matter how small or mundane, can be vastly improved with the addition of power armour.

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New BioShock the Collection screens leak online

June 29, 2016

2K Games have uploaded a number of screens from BioShock the Collection, the long-rumoured remaster of the BioShock trilogy. While the collection has not been formally announced at this stage, if last night’s leaks are an indication it seems 2K might be nearly ready to talk about it.

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Here are your PlayStation Plus titles for July

June 29, 2016

Subscribers to Sony’s PlayStation Plus service will receive another selection of free games during July and, like Microsoft’s Games with Gold offering, one of them is a new release. Furi is probably best described as a rhythm-hell shooter, pulling from the twin-stick shooter genre, but also bullet-hell shmups and rhythm shooters like Rez. Furi technically launches next […]

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Win a double pass to a preview screening of Swiss Army Man in Adelaide

June 29, 2016

A wholly original, enormously entertaining, and deeply heartfelt look at what it means to be human, Swiss Army Man is the feature film debut of acclaimed music video directors Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan (collectively known as Daniels, and responsible for the beloved Turn Down For What video, among many others). Bursting with limitless creativity […]

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Zach Snyder talks directing Superman vs Batman: Dawn of Justice

June 29, 2016

Zach Snyder had willingly placed himself at the mercy of every comic book fan when he seated the throne for Superman vs Batman: Dawn of Justice. He was dead center in the most polarizing DC debate there ever was, sitting precariously beneath the weight of a very passionate fan base. For Snyder though, the mammoth […]

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Win a double pass to see Our Kind Of Traitor, in cinemas July 14.

June 29, 2016

While on holiday in Marrakech, an ordinary English couple, Perry (Ewan McGregor, The Impossible) and Gail (Naomie Harris, Spectre), befriend a flamboyant and charismatic Russian, Dima (Stellan Skarsgård, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), who unbeknownst to them is a kingpin money-launderer for the Russian mafia. When Dima asks for their help to deliver classified […]

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Video Games Review: Mirror’s Edge Catalyst (PS4, 2016)

June 29, 2016

The fact that Mirror’s Edge Catalyst exists at all is a minor miracle. When the original Mirror’s Edge released in 2008, it sank like a stone in the sales charts. Despite clunky combat and some glaring clipping issues, it still managed to amass a small fan base who enjoyed its willingness to try something new. Can Catalyst give […]

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Film Review: The BFG (USA, 2016)

June 29, 2016

Like many people in the world, Roald Dahl has been one of my favourite authors during my childhood. His twisted sense of humour, his unique whimsical touch and its warm-hearted tone have delighted kids as well as adults all around the world and even the film adaptations of his works have all been well-regarded by […]

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Film Review: Central Intelligence (USA, 2016)

June 29, 2016

There’s an ancient proverb: when you place two of the most charismatic actors in Hollywood in the same room together, they’re either going to carry the movie or destroy it. Or at least, that’s roughly how it goes. In the case of Central Intelligence, placing comedy’s new golden boy Kevin Hart in a suit alongside […]

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Lessons we hope Star Trek: Beyond learned from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

June 29, 2016

Although the upcoming Star Trek Beyond is the first post-reboot film in the franchise that JJ Abrams isn’t Directing, there’s a lot that the film could learn from the success of Abram’s recent Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Female agency Star Trek’s post-reboot treatment of Uhura has been pretty well-received but in comparison to what […]

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Qantas to trial single entry passes for both its Domestic and International lounges

June 29, 2016

Australian Business Traveller reported this week that Australian airline Qantas will introduce the ability to purchase single entry lounge passes for most of its international lounge network. Domestic Qantas Club lounges will cost $49 (or 7,000 Qantas Points), while International Business Class lounges will be $69 (or 9,990 Qantas Points). Their new single-class Premium International lounges in […]

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Hotel Review: Large Double Queen Room at the Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles

June 29, 2016

Yesterday we took you to the beaches of Santa Monica, and now today we take you to the other end of the new Expo Line – the revamped, revitalised and culturally vibrant Downtown LA. At the heart of this is the Ace Hotel, an old United Artists Theatre turned Church (“Los Angeles University Cathedral”) turned 13 […]

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24 Hours in Vancouver, Canada: Perfecting the Scenic Summer Stop-Over

June 29, 2016

Over the past few months on AU Abroad, we’ve been taking you in and out of the West Coast Canadian city of Vancouver, from a look at the Airport’s incredible Fairmont Hotel, to reviewing our flight from Vancouver Airport back to Sydney with Air Canada. We filled you in on the airline’s expansion to Brisbane, and […]

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Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibition opens at the Art Gallery of NSW

June 29, 2016

Presenting 33 masterpieces from the collection of Jacques and Natasha Gelman, an exhibition featuring the work of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera has opened this past weekend at the Art Gallery of NSW. Two of modern art history’s most famous names, Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera are as famous for their communist leaning […]

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Kanye West and adidas announce huge expansion; plan new collections and retail stores

June 29, 2016

While the controversy over Kanye West’s recently released visuals for “Famous” continues to make headlines, the rapper, producer, designer, and media villain has dropped a major announcement with long-time collaborator adidas, pointing to a massive expansion with the footwear giant which includes new collections and co-branded stores. Looking far beyond the wildly popular Yeezy branded […]

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The Keystone Group has gone into receivership; Sydney’s lockout laws partly to blame

June 29, 2016

A little over a month ago, Anthony Prior, Director of Hotels and Bars for hospitality giant The Keystone Group, participated in an intimate panel on Sydney’s controversial lockout laws and offered insight from a hospitality industry perspective. The panel, which was organised by Diageo, also included industry players Martin O’Sullivan (President of the Small Bars […]

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Greek winemaking region Naoussa pushes for bigger presence in Australian market

June 29, 2016

Being home to numerous renowned wine regions such as the Barossa Valley, Hunter Valley and Margaret River, it’s no secret that Australia is one of the world’s most exciting markets for wine. Although we locally produce a large variety of premium wines such as Shiraz and Chardonnay, Australians also have a taste for an array of […]

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Interview: Getting to know Mr. Henry Austin – Max Mason introduces us to Adelaide’s new CBD hot spot

June 29, 2016

Welcoming me to The Henry Austin on a Monday morning, British restaurateur and one of the establishment’s head honchos Max Mason is positively chipper as we sit down in the empty dining room. Within five minutes of being seated, I’ve received more compliments than I’d normally get before lunchtime on a dreary Monday, met Mason’s […]

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