Day: 19 August 2016

Album News Weekly: 20th August 2016

August 19, 2016

In this issue: Metallica are releasing a new album. There are other peeps doing some pretty cool things too, and Nick Cave is still alive, but Metallica are releasing a new album. METALLICA Hooooo boy! Here we go. After a long eight year wait, Lars tingled our spines when he announced Metallica would soon release […]

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Frank Ocean continues to build buzz, releasing 45 minute “visual album” Endless on Apple Music

August 19, 2016

Frank Ocean has brought fans to a new level of a hype today, with his live stream kicking off once again, indicating new music was coming. And it has. But not in the way we were expecting. Ahead of the release of Boys Don’t Cry (money on it dropping this weekend), Ocean has released a 45 minute […]

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Single of the Day: The Byzantines “She Moves” (2016)

August 19, 2016

The Byzantines continued to explore the more chaotic fringes of indie rock/pop, gleaning themselves off the direct Brit-pop influences that drove much of their earlier material on new single “She Moves”. We already caught a move in a slightly different, restless direction on previous single release “Jamaica”, but this new gem sees the Adelaide group continue […]

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Music Video of the Day: The Gooch Palms “Don’t Look Me Up” (2016)

August 19, 2016

The Gooch Palms have a penchant for making music that is damn near impossible not to have in your head for days after. Latest single “Don’t Look Me Up” is just one of those nuggets from Introverted Extroverts that ends up bouncing around long after the song itself has finished – we’re not mad about it either. Today, we’ve […]

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Baroness touring Australia this December!

August 19, 2016

US group Baroness will be bringing their acclaimed new album Purple (not to mention a beloved and much-respected back catalogue) through to Australia at the end of the year for their first ever headline tour of the country! Last in Australia for Soundwave 2014, the band was fast to establish themselves as favourites with heavy rock fans […]

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Tim Freedman of The Whitlams talks band life, song composition and solo work

August 19, 2016

The Whitlams remain one of the most loved Australian rock bands ever. Beautiful songwriting, poignant lyrics and a real talent for the live performance. Frontman Tim Freedman is one of Australia’s most talented creatives and in anticipation of The Whitlams’ annual expedition across Australia, he took some time out to talk to me about the […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Joe Moore “Easy For You” (2016)

August 19, 2016

Joe Moore has been enjoying great favour in Australia following his progression through to the runner’s up spot on The Voice last year; the release of his record A Thousand Lifetimes hit the ARIA Top 5 and now the dust has somewhat settled on that part of his career, the West Sussex native has made his next step […]

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The State of Affairs (August 19, 2016): Music NSW’s Opportunity Development Grant applications open & more!

August 19, 2016

This week in the music industry: the second round of applications for Music NSW’s Opportunity Development Grant has opened, Melbourne contemporary music summit Face The Music released their first lineup of speakers, and the 2016 Art Music Awards winners were announced. Music NSW’s Opportunity Development Grant   The second round of applications for Music NSW’s Opportunity Development […]

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We find out more about Far From History (UK) and their new EP, Gallows Hill!

August 19, 2016

Far From History are five dudes hailing from Herts & Essex (UK) and are undoubtedly bound to carve a place in deathcore history. Brutal breakdowns, djent-esque rhythms and a solid energy culminate in a genre-spanning sound, which is captured on their newest EP, Gallows Hill. We caught up with them between their recent UK tour […]

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The LISTEN Conference returns this October with Clementine Ford & Alok Vaid-Menon as keynote speakers

August 19, 2016

Back for Round 2, the LISTEN Conference 2016: Feminist Futures creates dialogue about gender and feminism to better engage with the current music community. This year, Clementine Ford and Alok Vaid-Menon of Darkmatter will serve as keynote speakers. Giving women and members of the LGBT community an opportunity to define their position in today’s exclusive […]

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Gamescom 2016: New Overwatch short, “The Last Bastion,” is your dose of positivity for the day

August 19, 2016

Blizzard Entertainment have released the latest animated short for their popular team-shooter Overwatch. The short, entitled The Last Bastion, debuted at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany and provides a little backstory for Defense hero Bastion. Check it out below.

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Film Review: War Dogs (M15+) (USA, 2016) is a comic surprise

August 19, 2016

Pain and Gain. The Wolf of Wall Street. Scarface. What do these films have in common? The characters are all on a quest to achieve their own versions of the American Dream. They are all about greed and the seduction of power that shows that absolute power corrupts absolutely. But what makes the first two […]

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First look trailer released for Same Kind Of Different As Me

August 19, 2016

Based on the best-selling non-fiction book of the same name, Same Kind Of Different As Me is the story of international art dealer Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear) who must befriend a dangerous homeless man (Djimon Hounsou) in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife (Renee Zellweger), “a woman whose dreams will lead all […]

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Finding Dory exceeds US$900 million worldwide; cracks top-ten all time in Australia

August 19, 2016

Finding Dory was a sequel 13 years in the making, but it appears it was worth the wait. Pixar have romped it in at the box office this year with Finding Dory their fourth film to exceed the worldwide US$900 million box office mark this year. Dory currently sits at a worldwide box office figure […]

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Writers of Guardians of the Galaxy and Gravity Falls to pen live-action Pokemon movie

August 19, 2016

Variety reports that writers Nicole Perlman and Alex Hirsch are in negotiations to pen Legendary’s upcoming live-action Pokemon film (yes, that’s a thing) based around the recently introduced character “Detective Pikachu”. This news follows the announcement earlier this year that Legendary had gotten their hands on the rights to the Pokemon franchise. The deal came about […]

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Cyborg to appear in DC’s The Flash movie in lead up to own film?

August 19, 2016

It was reported exclusively this week by Variety, that, according to sources, the iconic DC character Cyborg will make an appearance in the standalone The Flash movie, due for release in 2018. The inclusion in the film – alongside the character’s appearance in next year’s Justice League –  is expected to line things up for […]

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Five up-and-coming Aussie actors and actresses to watch

August 19, 2016

It’s hard to witness any Hollywood film franchise released in this day and age without an Aussie attached. Names like Hugh Jackman, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Rebel Wilson and the brothers Hemsworth are but a few who have found stardom in the land of the rich and famous. However, the names you now know well are […]

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Sir Matthew Bourne’s Lord of the Flies set for exclusive Melbourne run in 2017

August 19, 2016

Making its Australian première at Arts Centre Melbourne in 2017, Sir Matthew Bourne‘s adaptation of William Golding’s classic Lord of the Flies will see up to 24 Victorian men and boys invited to workshops designed by the renowned choreographers’ team, with the possibility of performing in the production next April. Sir Matthew’s adaptation of Lord of the Flies […]

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H.A.M: A look inside Kanye West’s Australian pop-up stores

August 19, 2016

This weekend, if you see a ridiculously long queue of swag lords getting lit and typing “AF” at the end of everything they Whatsapp their squad, just know that they are lining up for a good cause: exclusive Yeezy merch. As reported yesterday, Hip Hop saint Kanye West is staging pop-up The Life of Pablo […]

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