Day: 25 July 2016

UK outfit Crystal Fighters end their Australian tour with spectacular Sydney performance

July 25, 2016

Acknowledging the crowd put in a pretty solid effort for a Sunday night before they left the stage, UK outfit Crystal Fighters had their Sydney audience singing and dancing along to every track of the hour-or-so set. The show marked the end of their brief run of performances in Australia, which included shows in Melbourne […]

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Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell loses his voice during the band’s Sydney Opera House debut

July 25, 2016

Seattle formed quintet Band of Horses have long been favourites on Australian shores, and tonight the band made their long awaited Sydney Opera House debut, as part of their Splendour in the Grass visit and off the back off their brilliant LP Why Are You OK. It would go on to be a show that […]

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Live Review: The 1975 + Cub Sport – Hisense Arena, Melbourne (24.07.16)

July 25, 2016

The 1975 can’t seem to get away from our beloved country. After a string of January shows, the alt-pop band upped the ante for the second coming of arena sideshows after this year’s Splendour in The Grass for their sophomore album, I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful yet So Unaware of […]

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Editor’s Picks: The Best of Splendour in the Grass 2016!

July 25, 2016

For another year, Splendour in the Grass has succeeded in pulling off one memorable live music event out in Byron Bay. Providing a line up of artists representing some of the best touring musicians Australia has at the minute, not to mention some incredible international visitors, Splendour was more than just a playground for triple […]

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Beach Slang’s James Alex on their first visit to Australia, bucket list moments and A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings

July 25, 2016

I caught up with Beach Slang‘s James Alex, while he was in Australia last week for Splendour in the Grass. We spoke at length about his trip down under, and progress to discuss those bucket list moments which he continues to tick off in his career… In part two of our interview, we look ahead […]

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Here’s how Splendour in the Grass wrapped up its 2016 event last night

July 25, 2016

Sunday night at Splendour wound up one of two ways; you either lost your mind blissing out to Sigur Ros in the Mix Up Tent or you threw down with a full amphitheatre of punters to Flume‘s jam-packed headline set at the other end of the site. Either way, wrapping up the weekend at the […]

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Music Video of the Day: Hvmmingbyrd “If Love Was Enough” (2016)

July 25, 2016

Irish alt-pop duo Hvmmingbyrd come to us with a new music video for their excellent new single, “If Love Was Enough”. The Massive Attack-style atmospheric production quality and influence remains prominent through this band’s music (one of the first elements of their style that had us drawn in early), while between Deborah Byrne and Suzette Das, there exists a cool […]

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Exclusive Album Premiere: Slowly Slowly – Chamomile (2016 LP)

July 25, 2016

Since we first heard the memorably titled “Pussy Makes The World Go Round” (aka “PMTWGR”), we’ve been hooked on Melbourne duo Slowly Slowly. Between Ben Stewart and Alex Quale there exists a painfully genuine and heartfelt sense of songwriting and lyricism, an honesty that fans will have easily gleaned from “PMTWGR” and “New York Paris” in particular. On their debut album Chamomile, […]

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Single of the Day: Jerkcurb “Night on Earth” (2016)

July 25, 2016

Dreamy South London strummer Jacob Read, better known as Jerkcurb, has a strange ability to make gloomy, sullen rock sound grand and somewhat hopeful; there’s no exception to that on latest single “Night on Earth”, a fragile song of love and death. It sounds like Read’s woozy, submerged vocals are drifting in some kind of […]

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We get our first look at Guy Richie’s King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

July 25, 2016

There’s been King Arthurs before and there will probably be King Arthurs to come, but how many of them will have Guy Ritchie in the director’s seat? If you were wondering how the man who made Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels would take on a tale from the 6th century, San Diego Comic Con […]

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Watch the Comic Con trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

July 25, 2016

The latest trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them debuted at San Diego Comic Con over the weekend and it looks like the magic hasn’t been lost. Set for its November release, the latest opus from J. K.  Rowling looks every bit as Hogwarts (and maybe a tad Peaky Blinders) as the series that […]

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Michael Rooker arrives at San Diego Comic-Con as Yondu for a surprise Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 panel

July 25, 2016

Surely locking in the “Best Cosplay” Award at San Diego Comic-Con this year, actor Michael Rooker showed up with the event totally dressed up as his Guardians of the Galaxy character Yondu for a surprise panel on the film, whose sequel recently wrapped production. Just about the entire cast was on hand for the panel, […]

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Sherlock gives us a sneak peak of Season Four; will premiere exclusively in Australia on Stan

July 25, 2016

Fans of Sherlock have been waiting a while for the fourth series – though were given brief joy with the show’s “Christmas Special” that premiered at the start of the year in Sherlock: The Abominable Bride. Well, 2017 will be when we finally get that fourth series, and earlier this morning at San Diego Comic-Con, […]

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A school year’s worth of hijinx and tomfoolery sees HBO’s Vice Principals hit the ground running

July 25, 2016

The pilot for HBO’s new show Vice Principals, “The Principal”, lays the groundwork for a school year’s worth of hijinx and tomfoolery – think lots of phallic jokes, and then some. Behind the camera, Vice Principals finds Danny McBride teaming up again with Eastbound and Down‘s co-creator, Jody Hill. In front of it, McBride’s Neil […]

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Disney’s California Adventure set to premiere a Guardians of the Galaxy themed ride in 2017

July 25, 2016

Slowly but surely, the Marvel franchise is making its way into Disney Parks around the world. Later this year, an Iron Man attraction will be the first cab off the ranks, debuting at Hong Kong Disneyland. This weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, the first US based attraction was revealed, and somewhat surprisingly it’s based around […]

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Nine ways to spend your Summer in Quebec City, Canada

July 25, 2016

There are few cities in North America who celebrate their history as flagrantly as Quebec City in Canada. But you can’t blame them – how many fortified cities remain in the region? Well, with the exception of some remnants in Charleston, North Carolina and Montreal just a few hours away, the fortified walls of Quebec […]

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Why fans of Rocky Horror need to experience Little Shop of Horrors

July 25, 2016

More than just sharing a noun, The Rocky Horror Show and Little Shop of Horrors have been born from a similar desire to subvert the norms of the genres they exist in, balancing out the camp absurdity of the very concept of a musical with likeable-yet-exaggerated characters, hilarious dialogue, and a whole bunch of ridiculous […]

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Wine List of the Year Awards: best wine lists in Australia have been revealed for 2016

July 25, 2016

Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards, which are held each year in partnership with Gourmet Traveller WINE, have today been announced, a result of the heady task that is sorting through the country’s top restaurants to arrive at the very best being offered in 2016. Each year, the list of awards serves as an […]

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Sydney is getting a doughnut festival this month with everyone from Grumpy Donuts to Woah Nelly Bakes

July 25, 2016

Sydney’s batch of niche food festivals may just hit its peak this weekend as, just six days after the city saw its first dedicated fried chicken festival, we are getting a damn doughnut festival, and some of the best are on board. By best we’re talking the likes of: Doughnut Time, My Donut Box, Woah […]

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Pei Modern team with Young Henrys for mid-winter feast this week (Sydney)

July 25, 2016

Mark Best’s popular Pei Modern Sydney in the flashy Four Seasons will welcome the team from Young Henrys this week for a collaborative mid-winter feast. Part of their “Paddock to Plate” series, the restaurant are making use of several YH products – craft beer, cloudy cider, and gin – with an exclusively designed pairing menu […]

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Uber launch their “UberEATS” restaurant delivery service in Sydney

July 25, 2016

Announced today, Uber’s popular crowd-sourced food delivery service, UberEATS, has finally made its way on over to Sydney after recently making its Australian debut in Melbourne. The on-demand meal delivery service from Uber has been a major player in the industry around the globe since making an impact in various U.S and European cities last […]

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