Day: 13 July 2016

Single of the Day: Brutalist “Strep” (2016)

July 13, 2016

After meeting up at a show in Melbourne last year,¬†LUCIANBLOMKAMP¬†and¬†John Hassell of¬†Seekae decided to get musical together and see what came from it…the result? “Strep” – the first single from their new project,¬†Brutalist. Though they’re based on opposite sides of the globe, the work Brutalist have been able to do together so far has been […]

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Music Video of the Day: Lastlings “You” (2016)

July 13, 2016

Sibling duo¬†Lastlings¬†have been¬†working it recently, appearing on stage supporting Glass Animals recently, not to mention further developing the solid sounds delivered on their debut EP¬†Unreality with the release of their latest single, “You”. The single now has a music video, directed by¬†ORFN¬†(“Hoops”, The Rubens), was shot across different locations in Tokyo, paying homage to Japanese […]

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The ballot for the Meredith Music Festival is now open!

July 13, 2016

The 26th Meredith Music Festival is gearing up another strong¬†celebration of live music and art this year, kicking off with the news that the ballot is now open again! First-time punters are encouraged to get involved early in particular, as tickets to Meredith become notoriously difficult to snag – hit up the website, HERE, to […]

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The Delta Riggs on tour with new album Active Galactic, kicking off this September

July 13, 2016

You didn’t think¬†The Delta Riggs were done when their recent Aussie club tour wrapped up, did ya? Nope. The band have announced details of their new album,¬†Active Galactic, as well as one hell of a national tour beginning in September! The band’s new album is set to be released on August 26th through Inertia and […]

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Half Moon Run set for east coast Australian tour in January

July 13, 2016

Canadian group¬†Half Moon Run are set to return to Australia next year for a quick east coast tour to some of the biggest crowds they’ve played to our here yet. January will see the band back in town with their latest album¬†Sun Leads Me On, their second record, and one that has translated brilliantly to […]

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The 20 Best Albums of 2016…So Far

July 13, 2016

Having tipped the midway point of 2016, we asked our team to look back on what’s been a strong six months of new music releases already. Across the genres, there’ve been some stellar local and international albums dropping and drawing some heated conversation across fandoms. Whether it was in The Drones‘ release of arguably their […]

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Simple Plan’s Chuck Comeau on the band’s special relationship with Australia & their upcoming September tour

July 13, 2016

Fourteen years ago, some fresh faced French Canadian upstarts from Montreal burst onto the offensively popular pop-punk scene in the US. Their first album, No Pads, No Helmets, Just Balls peaked at number 35 on the US Billboard 200. In time, it would spark a life-long love affair with Australia for Simple Plan. But it […]

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Single of the Day: Local Natives “Fountain of Youth” (2016)

July 13, 2016

Local Natives announced their third LP Sunlit Youth¬†a few weeks back, which is set for release in September, but in the meantime they’ve given us the third single from the record, “Fountain of Youth”. The new single has one of the biggest choruses we’ve ever heard from the LA based five-piece, and with the consistency […]

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Stumbled Upon #114: AEORA (Melbourne)

July 13, 2016

Lisa Spencer is currently completing her tertiary studies out of Melbourne, where her focus is veterinary science. While uni takes up a fair amount of her time, Spencer has also thrown herself into her music, quickly making an entrance with some¬†intensely¬†effective¬†sounds on early¬†single “Medicine”. Writing and releasing music as¬†AEORA, she’s further developed a talent for […]

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New Pokémon Sun and Moon trailer is about holidays, unity, adventure and occasionally Pokémon

July 13, 2016

While we’re sure that you’re all sick of us talking about¬†Pok√©mon¬†Go,¬†a new Japanese trailer for¬†Pok√©mon Sun and Moon has dropped overnight. The trailer gives a quick look at new gameplay modes and a few new¬†Pok√©mon.

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Microsoft withdraws Gamescom press conference, will host external fan event instead

July 13, 2016

Microsoft has announced it will be holding an Xbox fan event in the midst of the Gamescom 2016 conference, rather than moving forward with its usual press briefing. The new event will allow fans to get some hands-on time with a number of the Xbox One’s most anticipated future releases.

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Win a double pass to a special screening of the classic Big Trouble In Little China in Sydney

July 13, 2016

Adventure doesn‚Äôt come any bigger with Big Trouble In Little China kick starting the new In The House season next Friday! Catch John Carpenter‚Äôs energy-filled classic up on the big screen at Event Cinemas George St in Sydney on July 22 with martial arts, feuding demons, action-adventure and comedy! Join David “Quinny” Quinn from Supanova […]

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The Top 10 features we’d like to see in Pokemon Go future updates

July 13, 2016

With¬†Pok√©mon Go‘s first update dropping on iOS this morning,¬†we began to consider the sort of things¬†we’d like to see in future updates. From interface changes to multiplayer functionality, we’ve aiming our Pok√©balls high.

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The Australian Government announces their funded projects for Gender Matters

July 13, 2016

The Australian Government has revealed the 58 recipients of Screen Australia‚Äôs Gender Matters: Brilliant Stories and Brilliant Careers, marking the largest cohort of projects funded in a single day in the agency‚Äôs history. A combined 45 story ideas and 13 industry projects led by Australian women will share in more than $3 million of funding. […]

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Accommodation Review: Three-Bedroom Townhouse at La Maison (Bathurst, NSW)

July 13, 2016

Escape the hustle and bustle of Sydney for a change of scenery to explore regional New South Wales. Bathurst is a mere three-hour drive from Sydney, offering a perfectly charming winter getaway. A town alive with history, culture, and a growing food scene, there’s something to see and do for everyone. An overnighter in Bathurst […]

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A Day Well Spent: Eating and drinking my way through the Hunter Valley (NSW, Australia)

July 13, 2016

On¬†my last trip to the Hunter to cover the famous Hunter Valley food fight, I was lucky enough to sample more Hunter fare. I say Hunter fare here because even though it isn’t too far from Sydney (slightly more than a two hour drive), a lot of the food I tried tasted like an entirely […]

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Flight Review: Business Class on Air Canada from Calgary to Ottawa (AC118)

July 13, 2016

This time last year, I flew from the Calgary Stampede to Ottawa Bluesfest (both happening right now!) on board Air Canada‘s regular service between the two cities. Lucky enough to get bumped up to Business Class on the flight, here’s a look back at that journey. Airline:¬†Air Canada Route:¬†Calgary, Alberta to Ottawa, Ontario¬†‚Äď AC118 Seat: […]

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Two fair ladies – Dame Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton will be in conversation at the Sydney Opera House this August

July 13, 2016

In August Sydneysiders will be treated to a very special production of My Fair Lady at the iconic, Sydney Opera House. But if audiences want to see two fair ladies then they have one very special opportunity; that is, to see Dame Julie Andrews and her daughter, Emma Walton Hamilton live and in conversation. The […]

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Brisbane’s Anywhere Festival announces prediction busting numbers for 2016 season

July 13, 2016

Breaking attendance predictions made for every year up until 2019, the 2016 Brisbane Anywhere Festival has cemented itself as one of the¬†most successful in the festival’s history – excellent news, just as cuts to arts funding are already causing damage to the industry’s small to medium sector groups. Productions this year took place at abandoned […]

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Bill Bailey’s Larks In Transit is headed to Australia and New Zealand

July 13, 2016

Twenty years of travellers’ tales have gone into British comedian Bill Bailey‘s latest show, Larks In Transit, which will be touring¬†Australia and New Zealand later this year. His 15 date tour will see him travel around Australia, sharing tales from two decades as a comedian, from politics, to philosophy, to a painful encounter with Paul […]

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This Waterloo hotel is now a dedicated PokéPub; offer Pokémon-themed menu (Sydney)

July 13, 2016

With the immediate area surrounding Waterloo hotspot Abbotts Hotel becoming a hotbed of Pok√©mon activity, the team behind the pub have officially declared it a dedicated “Pok√©Pub”, temping frenzied Pok√©mon Go players with special themed offers that will last all this week. It was only a matter of time before venues jumped on this whole […]

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Deliveroo are giving away free burgers from Barrio Cellar, Huxtaburger, and more this Friday

July 13, 2016

Premium food delivery service Deliveroo are prepping to unleash their Deliveroo Treat concept this Friday 15th July, offering to deliver free burgers from some of the best names in each city across Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. For three hours, Deliveroo drivers will be riding around their service areas delivering freebies from the likes of Hashtag […]

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Piccolo Me brings deep-fried Nutella ice cream balls and super sized hot chocolates to Royal Botanic Garden (Sydney)

July 13, 2016

As their 200th year anniversary celebration continues, Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden have welcomed in a new caf√© from indulgent kings Piccolo Me; yeah, the same Piccolo Me that have perfected the Giant Deep-Fried Nutella Ice Cream Ball, and other lip-smacking treats. Not only have Piccolo Me opened up at the iconic location, but to celebrate […]

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Canberra’s annual Truffle Festival brings truffle menus to life at two of the Capital’s best restaurants

July 13, 2016

Unless you’ve had your head buried deep underground like a subterranean fungus, you’ll know that Canberra’s annual Truffle Festival, held over 12 weeks from June to August, is currently in full swing. ¬†Part of the festival includes a showcase of the nation’s best truffles at participating venues like¬†Hotel Kurrajong Canberra and Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport. […]

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Doughnut Time, Gelato Messina, Bourke Street Bakery and more will be at Splendour in the Grass

July 13, 2016

As if a three-hour set from The Cure and finally witnessing The Avalanches post-Wildflower wasn’t enough, this year’s Splendour in the Grass is promising its biggest food and lifestyle line-up to date. Following the success of having Mary’s up there last year (in the Gold Bar though), Secret Sounds have tapped into some of the […]

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