Day: 18 July 2016

Stumbled Upon #115: Serina Pech (Katherine, NT)

July 18, 2016

Serina Pech is a young singer songwriter based in the NT who is poised to make some serious waves outside the country’s north. The Katherine artist has been displaying some impressive writing chops; weaving heartfelt lyricism with some gorgeous folk acoustic musicality and a potential that is only just being tapped into. “The scene is […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Capre “Give” (2016)

July 18, 2016

Brisbane electronic duo Capre get dark and indulgent with the music video for their latest single, “Give”. Utilising darker colour, rich tones and textures (not to mention amping up the creep factor), director Nick Maguire has really done well in producing a clip that captures your attention. For Capre, “Give” comes as a result of working out of […]

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Peter Moren of Peter, Bjorn and John (Sweden) chats music ahead of Splendour in the Grass

July 18, 2016

Swedish indie pop/rock band Peter, Bjorn and John are heading down under for Splendour in the Grass. We had a chat with Peter Moren before hitting the stage about touring, song writing and the making of their seventh album, Breakin’ Point. Hi Peter, I’ve seen some videos of your current US / Canada tour and the […]

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Music Video of the Day: Betty & Oswald “Schmuck” (2016)

July 18, 2016

Sydney’s Betty & Oswald have been lapping up the praise recently off the back of their latest single, “Schmuck”, and over the weekend, we’ve been keen on the music video for the tune! The single, recorded at Studios 301 in Sydney, saw the band link up with Simon Todkill on production and mixing duties and is a […]

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Shakafest announces second round of names including Planet, Jurassic Nark & more

July 18, 2016

A round of exciting local names have been confirmed for the newly added ‘Sharky Stage’ at this year’s inaugural SHAKAFEST, taking place on the Gold Coast on August 27th. The festival, headlined by Drapht and featuring the likes of Dune Rats and Spit Syndicate, comes to Queensland as one of the east coast’s newest boutique outings, with a heavy […]

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The Queenscliff Music Festival reveals second artist announcement, including george, Kira Puru & more

July 18, 2016

The Queenscliff Music Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary in style this year, with the likes of Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals headlining but today’s second artist announcement has further demonstrated that November event is definitely going to be one for the books. Heading up the second Queenscliff announcement is george, who will be getting together […]

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Ben Bridwell talks Band of Horses’ return with Why Are You OK, returning to Australia & more

July 18, 2016

Ben Bridwell and his Band of Horses brothers are soon to be out in Australia for Splendour in the Grass, an Australian return many fans have been long hanging out for. The band’s latest record, Why Are You OK, saw the South Carolinian group re-enter the radar of long time and new fans alike, demonstrating a return to form in […]

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As A Rival touring “Obsolete” from August through into October!

July 18, 2016

As A Rival are gearing up for quite the extensive run around Australia next month, taking their new single “Obsolete” to venues through NSW, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania into October! The hard-hitting punk group have taken things up another notch with “Obsolete”, pairing up their already beloved punk melodies and rock riffs with the inimitable […]

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Citizen announce Australian tour dates for November

July 18, 2016

Citizen are set to return to Australian shows this November with their much-praised record, Everybody is Going to Heaven! Since their 2013 debut record Youth brought Citizen to widespread notice, the US indie-punks have continued to generate momentum off the back of some solid live tours; shows that have shown the five-piece hailing from America’s mid-west are more […]

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triple j releases its Splendour in the Grass programming schedule for next weekend!

July 18, 2016

triple j has unveiled one hell of a live music broadcast this morning, with the release of their Splendour in the Grass programming list for the weekend. If you missed out on tickets to the Byron Bay event, don’t even stress – just tune on in and listen to a wide array of live sets, interviews […]

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Single of the Day: Kodiak Empire “Sun” (2016)

July 18, 2016

Today’s Single of the Day comes from Brisbane alt-rockers Kodiak Empire. Their new single “Sun” pulls in prog rock influences reminiscent of the likes of Karnivool, with the five-piece demonstrating their tightness as a collective as well as their incredible technical ability. The band is launching their new single with a tour kicking off at The Zoo in Brisbane, before […]

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Album Review: Hey Geronimo – Crashing Into The Sun (2016 LP)

July 18, 2016

Hey Geronimo‘s Crashing Into the Sun may be one of the great mis-timed album releases. When it’s 10 degrees, you don’t long for an album full of summer jams and Beach Boys harmonies. Crashing Into the Sun denotes fun and heat, from the glorious beach-body album cover to the Sgt Pepper’s psychedelia. While it may stand in stark contrast to the […]

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Album Review: Aesop Rock – The Impossible Kid (2016 LP)

July 18, 2016

Rap music has always had an undercurrent of self-examination to go along with its social commentary, but it seems that now more than ever, we want introspection from our artists. From Kanye West’s lexapro lyrics to Kendrick Lamar’s visionary classic from 2015, verses that could have been ripped from the casenotes of a psychologist are […]

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Hitman‘s next Elusive Target is Gary Busey

July 18, 2016

Based on the headline, you could be forgiven for thinking that this news item is a joke piece. Bizarrely, it is not. If you jump into Square Enix’s Hitman this week, you will be tasked with hunting and murdering beloved character actor and noted weirdo Gary Busey.

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Alden Ehrenreich makes his debut as the young Han Solo at Star Wars Celebration

July 18, 2016

Earlier today we took you to the panel about the future of the Star Wars film franchise that took place at the Star Wars Celebration Europe in London. But the Episode VIII news was only half of the story. During the same panel, the directors of the second stand-alone Star Wars Story, Phil Lord and […]

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Star Wars Episode VIII will start from the moment The Force Awakens left off

July 18, 2016

While this year’s Star Wars Celebration Europe has given out relatively little details on 2017’s Episode VIII – focusing primarily on Rouge One, due out later this year – the film’s director Rian Johnson, accompanied by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, did give us some new information about the film during their panel on the future […]

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DVD Review: The Adderall Diaries (USA, 2015)

July 18, 2016

The Adderall Diaries comes across as an incomplete and incoherent collision of storylines. While an interesting concept to discover the faults in our memory and recollections, the unfocused execution of the film ultimately leaves you confused and bewildered more than it does captivated. Based on the true crime memoir of the same name, The Adderall […]

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Hunt For The Wilderpeople is the highest grossing New Zealand film of all time in Australia

July 18, 2016

The New Zealand film Hunt for the Wilderpeople has had an impressive run in the Australian box office, and now it’s been revealed that it has officially become the highest grossing Kiwi film of all time at the local box office. We assume that statistic doesn’t include any of the Lord of the Rings films, of […]

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Everyone needs to watch Samuel L Jackson’s Beginner’s Guide to Game of Thrones

July 18, 2016

Even if you’re the biggest Game of Thrones fan on the planet, this is one Beginner’s Guide to the series you need to watch. Last week, the official Game of Thrones YouTube channel debuted a video that rounds up the first five seasons of the popular series, while teasing the sixth, to coincide with the […]

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Emirates and Qatar voted the best airlines in the world at the 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards

July 18, 2016

Last week at the Farnborough Airshow, the winners of the coveted 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards were revealed, which – among a slew of awards – ranked the world’s top 100 airlines, voted for by airline customers around the world. Last year’s winner, Qatar Airways, dropped one spot top number two, while Emirates, who were […]

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Cebu Pacific launches three new routes to Visayas and announce Australian flight sale

July 18, 2016

Philippines’ airline Cebu Pacific is expanding its network within the Visayas regions and announcing a flight sale to Australia, with one-way all-in fares starting from AUD$269, available until 28 July 2016. As for the new flights, Cebu Pacific (CEB) have announced new daily flights between Cebu and Ormoc and Cebu and Roxas, as well as […]

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“Poshtel” Review: Experiencing the best in budget accommodation at the Space Hotel in Melbourne

July 18, 2016

Melbourne’s Space Hotel describes itself as “budget accommodation as it was never meant to be”, and there’s a lot true in that statement. The backpacker hotel, which also calls itself a “poshtel” rather than the typical “hostel”, offers the perfect range of accommodation options for travelers – from family-sized private rooms with ensuites, to shared […]

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Review: Ira Glass, Monica Barnes, Anna Bass: Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host – Sydney Opera House (17.07.16)

July 18, 2016

In Ira Glass’ own words, this was a melding of two mediums no one ever asked to see in the same show. A mashup (for want of a better term) of radio and interpretive dance, Three Acts, Two Dancers… could be the most pretentious thing you might ever see, but is far from it. The […]

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Louise Hearman wins the 2016 Archibald Prize with Barry

July 18, 2016

Melbourne artist Louise Hearman has won the 2016 Archibald Prize with her work, Barry, a hyper-realistic portrait of iconic Australian entertainer Barry Humphries. The Archibald Prize is the preeminent portraiture prize in Australia, and is awarded to annually to the best portrait ‘of some man or woman distinguished in art, letters, science or politics, painted […]

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Review: Christina in the Cupboard – The Depot Theatre, Sydney (Performances until 30 July)

July 18, 2016

The Depot Theatre’s production of Christina in the Cupboard, by Paul Gilchrist, is bewildering at first, but eventually gets to a thought-provoking point which will have you pondering long into the night. The play, first performed at the Tap Gallery in 2013, is an exploration of one young woman’s retreat inwards as she struggles to […]

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Brisbane Times Good Food Guide Awards announces 2017 winners and new hatted restaurants

July 18, 2016

Following another successful Good Food Month, the Good Food Guide Awards presented by Vittoria and Citi have swept through Brisbane to celebrate the best of the best across numerous categories, including “Vittoria Coffee Restaurant of the Year” and “Bar of the Year”. Hats have also been given (or taken away) as the authoritative body has […]

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Caffeine aficionados to flock to The Rocks Aroma Festival this weekend (Sydney)

July 18, 2016

Coffee. Nectar of the gods. Sweet, black gold. It’s not surprising that an annual festival celebrating one the finest beverages to ever have been invented does exist. Coffee aficionados prepare to unite this coming Sunday 24th July at heritage listed, iconic venue that is The Rocks in Sydney, to sample and be educated on the […]

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Review: La Puerta (Winter Menu 2016) – Neutral Bay (Sydney)

July 18, 2016

La Puerta translates from Spanish to ‘the door’ and without a doubt guests who step through the doors belonging this particular latino infused restaurant tucked away just off Military Road in Neutral Bay will instantly feel themselves immersed in the vibrancy, passion and warmth Head Chef and Colombian native Oscar Espinosa had intended. South American […]

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Pullman Hotels open Mobius Bar and Grill in Mascot (Sydney)

July 18, 2016

The unveiling of an internationally branded five star hotel in none other than the surrounding area near Sydney Airport signifies two things. One: business is booming, represented not only in the increase of travellers through the airport, but the spurt in residential property development, eateries and cafes. Two: food options continue to improve and are […]

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Nigella Lawson announced as headliner for fifth annual Margaret River Gourmet Escape (WA)

July 18, 2016

Now in it’s fifth year, Margaret River Gourmet Escape has proved to be one of the most unique and celebrated food and wine festivals in Australia, a three day extravaganza curated by some of the leading chefs and personalities in the world. For the event’s fifth year, the organisers have managed to pull together a […]

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