Day: 1 July 2016

The State of Affairs (1st July 2016): AMIN’s $5million music fund proposal, BIGSOUND festival lineup announced & more!

July 1, 2016

This week in the music industry: AMIN asks political parties to endorse their $5million music fund proposal ahead of the federal election, and Brisbane’s annual BIGSOUND Festival released their first set of lineups for 2016. AMIN’s $5 million music fund proposal Ahead of the 2016 federal election on Saturday July 2nd, the Australian Music Industry Network […]

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Swick announces national EP tour for July & August!

July 1, 2016

To celebrate the release of his new EP Stamina, Melbourne club wunderkind Swick is getting out on the road next month and August! New single “Energy”, Swick’s collaboration with Henrik the Artist, is another hot cut from this in-demand name and these tour dates have come at the perfect time for fans around the country. Check out […]

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Sydney label TEEF release Imperium In Imperio II, fundraising for OXFAM’s Syrian refugee appeal

July 1, 2016

Independent record label TEEF are gearing up for the release of a special album curated and collaborated on by some of Australia’s best and innovative new talent. Entitled Imperium In Imperio II (or, ‘Empire Within an Empire’), the title is in reference to this group of artists surging forward and creating something huge of their own within […]

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Music Video of the Day: GUM “Elafonissi Blue” (2016)

July 1, 2016

Perth multi-instrumentalist Jay Watson, aka GUM, has released the music video for his brilliant tune, “Elafonissi Blue”, one of the choice cuts from Glamorous Damage. Directed  by psychedelic visual artist Jason Galea, the “Elafonissi Blue” is a fiery explosion of colour, neon and chaos – the perfect visual accompaniment to a single that has done well in captivating the […]

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Single of the Day: Gypsy & The Cat “Life” (2016)

July 1, 2016

Gypsy & The Cat‘s return has been one we’ve been feeling and the duo have continued to produce the goods, this time in new single “Life”. Taken from their much-hyped new album Virtual Islands, this new spin is synth-soaked, confident and vibrant – three facets of Gypsy & The Cat fans know and love. Suss it out […]

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Flyying Colours set for “It’s Tomorrow Now” east coast launch dates

July 1, 2016

Flyying Colours are getting back out on the road for quick three-date east coast tour next month into August with new single, “It’s Tomorrow Now”. Having already garnered a strong and loyal fanbase around the country for their smart and incredibly layered fusion of shoegaze, psych, indie and grunge, Flyying Colours have really been taking strides […]

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YEO set for the ‘Got No Game’ tour this September

July 1, 2016

Yeo‘s getting out on the road this September with new single “Got No Game”, supported by our new favourites SAATSUMA and Take Your Time! A line up boasting three of the country’s freshest and most exciting artists, this tour is going to be Yeo’s final headline run of shows for the year. His national Ganbaru tour saw Yeo reach […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Lazy Colts “Twenty Two” (2016)

July 1, 2016

Sydney alt-folk charmers Lazy Colts give us a new insight into their anticipated debut album Trojan, with their latest single, “Twenty Two”! Brooding and emotive, “Twenty Two” is a great example of the band’s sense of songwriting style – it’s authentic, open and with hints of nostalgia, Lazy Colts really strike a chord. The music video for “Twenty […]

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FOAM announce national tour for new single “I Could Milk Myself” this July & August

July 1, 2016

Perth trio FOAM have dropped a new single in “I Could Milk Myself” (a title to remember, no less) and have backed the announcement up with a run of tour dates we should all be getting to from the end of July through into August. Of their new single, lead vocalist Joel Martin has described it as a […]

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Horror My Friend set for two exclusive headline shows in Adelaide and Melbourne this July

July 1, 2016

Now that their debut album Stay In, Do Nothing has been toured all round the country and has become a fully-realised beast on stage, Horror My Friend have this week announced two more live shows not to be missed. For hometown fans in Adelaide and those out in Melbourne, the trio will be hitting a stage in your city […]

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Maxwell announces two exclusive Australian shows in support of new album

July 1, 2016

20 years after Urban Hang Suite redefined soul for a new generation, Maxwell has announced that he’ll be making an exciting return to Australia to perform two exclusive shows in support of his just released, long-awaited blackSUMMERS’night project. The pioneering neo-soul artist has been tapped to bring his suave brand of seductive R&B to both […]

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Album News Weekly: 1st July 2016

July 1, 2016

In this issue: Only a handful of new releases this week! From some old schoolers, Blink 182, to newcomers Big Thief. Get listening! BLINK 182 Punk legends Blink 182 have released their new album California, debuting new guitarist Matt Skiba. Available now, get on it! BIG THIEF  Big Thief have released their debut album, Masterpiece, via Spunk Records. Available […]

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Roland Emmerich’s next blockbuster is Moonfall

July 1, 2016

As Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day: Resurgence explodes into cinemas, Universal has payed a hefty figure for his next epic entitled Moonfall, a script Emmerich wrote with his 2012 collaborators Harold Closer and Spencer Cohen. The space orientated blockbuster has been described as Emmerich’s 2012 mashed together with Close Encounters Of The Third Kind and follows an unlikely […]

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John Boyega and his Attack the Block director appear to be working on something again

July 1, 2016

Sure, we all know who John Boyega is now, obviously having nailed his role as Fin in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but before that he was in a small sci-fi film called Attack the Block. Now we could be in the midst of a reunion between Boyega and director Joe Cornish. “Saw Joe Cornish […]

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Nicolas Winding Refn wants to do a Batgirl movie

July 1, 2016

Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Only God Forgives) has been vocal about wanting to do a superhero film and now it seems as though Batgirl might be his target. Refn told Business Insider that he wants to adapt someone who hasn’t been approached in the 21st century. “What ones are left? You know the one I want […]

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Dendy Cinemas across the nation are screening a month of Bill Murray films

July 1, 2016

This month,  Dendy Cinemas across the country will be airing Month of Murray – a collection of films starring beloved cultural icon Bill Murray. Every Monday evening in July, Dendy Newtown, Dendy Canberra, and Dendy Portside will each be screening one of Bill Murray’s classic films at 6.30pm, with tickets just $10 for Club Dendy […]

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Finding Dory continues its record haul at the box office

July 1, 2016

Audiences haven’t let their love for Nemo and Dory fade it would seem, as the sequel to 2003’s smash Finding Nemo tears up the box office.  Finding Dory has taken some $25 million since its release last month, after it enjoyed the highest grossing opening week for a Disney animated film in Australia (around $13 […]

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DVD Review: London Has Fallen (USA, 2016)

July 1, 2016

American nationalism is back on-screen once again in full display in the action sequel to Olympus Has Fallen. On a minor note, Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett and others from the previous film are back as well. But seriously, the first film, by director Antoine Fuqua of Training Day fame, was a […]

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Seven things I learned on my day trip to Hobbiton, New Zealand

July 1, 2016

Hobbiton. It’s a real place. You want to know why? Because I totally went there. Hobbits are real, end of discussion. And they’re beautiful. OK – well, sort of real. Alexander Farm is a 1250 acre property in Matamata, New Zealand, and is home to the set of Hobbiton from the Lord of the Rings […]

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Cafe Paci’s Pasi Patanen will take over Yellow for a one night only vegetarian menu (Sydney)

July 1, 2016

Celebrated Sydney chef Pasi Petanen has certainly made a name for himself, last year closing what was perhaps one of the most well received residency restaurants the city has ever seen with Café Paci which sadly ended its Darlinghurst run in December. While Petanen hasn’t announced any concrete plans to start up another pop-up anytime […]

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Yo-Chi hosts Hanoi Hannah for a hawker-style pop up in July (Melbourne)

July 1, 2016

Starting from Tuesday July 5th, for the first time ever, Yo-Chi and Hanoi Hannah are teaming up to bring you a delicious combination of pho and yoghurt, aka “pho-yo”. For a limited time of only one month, the Yo-Chi fro-yo bar located in Carlton will be hosting a special Hanoi Hannah pop-up kiosk, serving a […]

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Review: Margherita & Co – CBD (Sydney)

July 1, 2016

Margherita & Co is like a little slice of Italy. The new restaurant in the Hordern Arcade at World Square in Sydney looks poised to bring food that is buona and bella (good and beautiful – doesn’t everything sound better in Italian?) to a spot previously renowned for Asian eateries. The concept is courtesy of […]

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