Day: 15 July 2016

Album News Weekly: 15th July 2016

July 15, 2016

In this Issue: Parkway Drive release deluxe version of Ire, Omar Musa announces new EP, Beach Slang announce A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings, Agnes Obel is set to release Citizen of Glass in October & more! PARKWAY DRIVE Parkway Drive today release the special deluxe edition of their album Ire, including new single “Devil’s […]

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Allday announces Australian tour dates for new single, “Sides”

July 15, 2016

Allday has been spreading himself across New York, LA and Melbourne in making some enticing new music for fans to get around recently, returning to the radio with new tune in “Sides”. We haven’t seen much of him on the live front since he wrapped up touring of his smash debut album Startup Cult but this hasn’t […]

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Single of the Day: ALTA “Plans” (2016)

July 15, 2016

Exciting things have been happening in ALTA‘s camp recently, namely the announcement of their signing to the Soothsayer label and the release of their new single, “Plans”! Between Julius Dowson and Hannah Lesser, the duo have produced a sharp and tantalising piece of music that has had us hooked this week. From the rhythmic groove that permeates throughout, to […]

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Emma Louise on the recording of new album, Supercry (Part Two)

July 15, 2016

It’s album release day for Emma Louise, who celebrates the unveiling of her much-anticipated sophomore record Supercry today! Traction has been gaining more and more for the songwriter, who has been impressing with recent singles and the recent announcement of a huge national tour further establishing Emma Louise as an artist to be watching as the rest […]

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Music Video of the Day: Brendan Maclean “Free to Love” (2016)

July 15, 2016

Oh, Brendan Maclean; you gorgeous, magnificent pop darling, you. On new single “Free to Love”, Maclean has further exuded a vibrancy and energy that has become his trademark as one of the country’s most endearing live performers. Prior to the release of this tune, we’ve seen Maclean explore darker, shadowy sides of the genre on “Tectonic”, while […]

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Jagwar Ma announce two secret shows for Sydney and Melbourne next week!

July 15, 2016

It’s been a minute since Jagwar Ma have been home for any extended period of time and with their upcoming Splendour in the Grass appearance, we’re excited to see the band back on home turf. It’s hard to believe that it’s already been three years since the release of their debut album, but here we are – […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Elko Fields “Cough It Up” (2016)

July 15, 2016

I have absolutely no idea what is going on in Brisbane’s water at the moment, but whatever their music scene is sipping on at the moment to be producing some of the country’s most enticing musical acts across genres at the minute is something I definitely want in on. The latest act to be stepping […]

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The State of Affairs (July 15, 2016): Perth’s 2016 Fringe World Festival breaks records, 2016 NT Song of the Year winners & more!

July 15, 2016

This week in the music industry, records were broken at both the 2016 NT Song of the Year Awards and Perth’s 2016 Fringe World Festival. Perth’s Fringe World Smashes Records in 2016 Perth’s Fringe World has become one of the fastest growing events of its kind and 2016’s event has proven it’s development and progression in […]

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Growing up is hard for Hailee Steinfeld in the red band trailer for The Edge of Seventeen

July 15, 2016

The red band trailer for the upcoming coming-of-age flick The Edge of Seventeen debuted today, and shows star Hailee Steinfeld dealing with all the struggles of a young woman in the modern world. The trailer shows a film which balances drama and comedy well – not hesitating to find humour around topics one might call […]

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Jean-Claude Van Damme is coming to Australia for the first time in almost 20 years

July 15, 2016

Just in case you weren’t feeling inspired enough, Hollywood film star, martial artist, bodybuilding champion, screenwriter, film producer and director Jean-Claude Van Damme is set to return to Australia for the first time in almost 20 years for shows in Sydney and Melbourne next month. An Evening With Jean-Claude Van Damme – Unplugged & Unscripted! will feature […]

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Netflix, Game of Thrones and American Crime Story among biggest nominees of the 2016 Emmys

July 15, 2016

The early hours of Friday morning were welcomed with the release of the nominees for this year’s Emmy Awards, with various categories proving that streaming giant Netflix continues to be a strong contender against traditional networks in the fight for award-winning television, with House of Cards, Master of None, Bloodline and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt all up for nominations in […]

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The top ten finalists have been revealed for the 2016 Get Reel Short Film Festival

July 15, 2016

The Official Top Ten Night’s short film festival – Get Reel – has revealed the ten finalists for its 2016 event. Supporting Suicide Prevention Australia, Get Reel attracted more than 1,650 entries this year, with entrants asked to respond to the theme “Being Seen” through a short film (ten minutes or less) shot on a […]

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The 65th Melbourne International Film Festival announces its guest line-up

July 15, 2016

Now in its 65th year, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) has revealed the line-up of special guests set to grace Melbourne later this month (and well into August). Melbourne director Cris Jones and cast members Xavier Samuel, Matilda Brown and Rachel Ward will hit the blue carpet for the festival’s glittering Opening Night celebrations, […]

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Travel Diary: Sydney duo Betty & Oswald’s adventures in Toronto, Canada

July 15, 2016

In the past, we’ve described Sydney’s Betty & Oswald as “having their own brand of music– a swirling blend of jazz, cabaret, folk and something a little more slippery.” Now, they bring their international adventures home with them in the form of one awesome and insightful travel diary for AU Abroad. Enjoy all the behind-the-scenes […]

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Flight Review: Emirates – Singapore to Melbourne (EK404)

July 15, 2016

In today’s flight review, we take on the second half of Emirates’ award winning service from Dubai to Melbourne, via Singapore. Airline: Emirates Route: Singapore to Melbourne, Australia – EK404 Seat: Economy, 27D, Middle Aisle (3-4-3 Layout) Aircraft: 777-300ER Scheduled Flight Time: 7 Hours On Schedule? Departed 20 minutes late and arrived about the same. In […]

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Review: Simple Infinity – Carriageworks, Sydney (Performances until 16 July)

July 15, 2016

Simple Infinity successfully combines three art forms to create an enchanting and genuine experience that encourages us to look again. We begin by engaging with the work of artist and designer David Hawkes, who has created both a large-scale installation and performance space. Taking its cue from the infinity sign, Hawkes invites the audience to […]

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