Day: 31 August 2016

Music Video of the Day: The Comfort “Your Heart” (2016)

August 31, 2016

Brisbane duo The Comfort have dished up the second cut from their upcoming EP Love in new single “Your Heart”! The official music video, also now out, is a great look at the band’s live performance. Passionate and determined, this one’s a great offering from a live band we’re going to be keeping a keen eye on.  ———- […]

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Single of the Day: Heart Beach “Brittle” (2016)

August 31, 2016

Tassie trio Heart Beach have really come out strong off the back of their debut self-titled album, released last year, haven’t they? Jumping on the buzz generated around their music on triple j Unearthed, Claire, Jonathon and Christopher have continued to display some killer indie-pop sensibilities, exciting us when thinking about what’s still to come for them. Prior to listening […]

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PJ Harvey confirms Australian and NZ return for January 2017

August 31, 2016

It’s a tour many, many fans have been waiting for and today, it’s been confirmed – PJ Harvey will be returning to Australia and New Zealand. Not happening until January 2017 though, but still, the national tour dates being locked in are enough to get us hyped. The tour will have PJ and her impressive catalogue, particularly […]

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Ecca Vandal, The Griswolds, Seth Sentry, Ladyhawke & Nicole Millar for Australian Pandora Warehouse event!

August 31, 2016

It wasn’t long ago at all that Pandora announced it was extending it’s famous run of parties to Australia for the first time, with a massive Pandora Warehouse event lined up for Sydney this October. This week, we’ve seen the line up released, with Seth Sentry, Ecca Vandal, The Griswolds, Ladyhawke and Nicole Millar all set to perform! The location of […]

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One Day hosting special screening of Chasing Asylum in Sydney this September

August 31, 2016

Later on in September, a special screening of Chasing Asylum will be held at Sydney’s Factory Theatre, hosted by the One Day crew. The documentary is indeed a must watch, as it exposes the wide scale impact of Australia’s offshore detention policies. The detention centres established on both Manus Island and in Nauru have seen some horrific events […]

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Artists at BIGSOUND 2016: Anatole (Sydney) on an unpredictable live show & a cinematic vision for album #1

August 31, 2016

Hailing from the Blue Mountains but now based in Sydney, talented producer and maker of some seriously gorgeous electronic soundscapes Anatole is readying himself and his live show for his debut BIGSOUND trip. Set to perform next Wednesday night at the Woolly Mammoth, Anatole fills us in on what to expect and how his very much […]

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Meet The Industry #001: Dani Marsland (Perth)

August 31, 2016

While we love bringing you coverage and features with some of our favourite musicians and creatives doing the good thing at home and abroad, there are so many dedicated and passionate individuals keeping things churning behind the scenes as well, all in different capacities. With BIGSOUND coming up, we thought it would be as good […]

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Album Review: Ball Park Music – Every Night The Same Dream (2016 LP)

August 31, 2016

Ball Park Music have wooed audiences across the nation with their genre-defying versatility and clever lyrics, cementing themselves as a stalwart of the Australian alternative music scene. Their fourth studio album, Every Night The Same Dream, following on from Puddinghead, demonstrates a mature, moodier direction and does not disappoint. The shamelessly fun first track “Feelings”, […]

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Forza Horizon 3 goes gold and reveals Warthog, achievement list and PC specs

August 31, 2016

Forza Horizon 3 has gone gold and to celebrate, Xbox have revealed the inclusion of Halo‘s Warthog as a driveable vehicle, the game’s Xbox Live achievements, and specs required to run the game on PC.

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Sonos announces a raft of new software updates and partnerships

August 31, 2016

Sonos, purveyors of some of the nicest-sounding wireless speakers money can buy, held a press conference yesterday to announce a number of new updates to their smartphone app, including Amazon Alexa support, greater Spotify connectivity and more.

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I Am Not a Serial Killer set for a limited theatrical release later in Australia

August 31, 2016

After premiering to rave reviews at the Melbourne International Film Festival last month and at SXSW earlier in the year, Irish director Billy O’Brien’s I Am Not a Serial Killer – based on Dan Wells’ best-selling YA novel – will now see a limited theatrical release in Australia this spring, with seasons in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. […]

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Video Games Review: No Man’s Sky (PS4, 2016)

August 31, 2016

Usually, the kind of backlash that Hello Games’ ambitious space explorer has received would be reserved for something from Ubisoft (Watch Dogs, The Division), but it would appear that we’re in a golden age of broken promises, embellishments and flat out lies, with No Man’s Sky leading the charge.

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Australian Box Office Report: Bad Moms overtakes Suicide Squad in its third week of release

August 31, 2016

Looks like Suicide Squad has finally been knocked off its number one perch by Bad Moms, after dominating the box office across the first three weeks of its release. Having coasted at number two for a fortnight, Moms did an impressive $1.99 million this week to move into the top spot, possibly due to the weekend being the third […]

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The Australian Movie and Comic Expo returns in 2016 to celebrate its tenth year

August 31, 2016

This year will signal a decade for the AMC Expo (formerly known as Armageddon Australia) as it returns to Melbourne with an entourage of local and international pop culture stars. Amongst the guests in attendance this year will be Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Daniel Davis, prolific Game Of Thrones bad guy Dominic Carter and […]

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“Send a Raven”: The latest video from Marvel reveals where Thor and Hulk were during Civil War

August 31, 2016

Even the Reddit detectives would have been a little dumbfounded when it came to the true whereabouts of Thor during Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War. The absence of both Thor and The Hulk from Marvel’s recent venture did not go by without notice and while fans took time to try and figure out where it […]

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The role written for Patrick Swayze, Jean Claude Damme and Sylvester Stallone that ended up in the palms of Bill Murray

August 31, 2016

On the most recent episode of Kevin Smith’s Geeking Out, Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick spoke about one of the most iconic moments from their feature length film. This moment is of course, the discovery and subsequent murder of an apocalypse surviving, zombie impersonating Bill Murray. A part that (like every part he […]

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ABC’s Newton’s Law to bring together a line-up of Aussie veterans

August 31, 2016

As filming begins this week for ABC’s latest drama Newton’s Law, a myriad of Australian actors will be on site at Melbourne to bring their best to the new eight-part series. The cast built largely from the annals of Australian drama prestige includes Claudia Karvan (The Secret Life of Us) as protagonist Josephine Newton, Toby […]

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Avengers Academy is barely a game, so why can’t I stop playing it?

August 31, 2016

We all know Freemium city builders are the worst games in the world. They have no real gameplay to speak of, they prey on people’s love of established franchises and they demand vast sums of your money in ways so brazen and frequent that they feel a bit like a front for a debt collector. […]

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The incredible revitalisation of Downtown Los Angeles takes us back to the city’s Golden Age

August 31, 2016

There’s a scene in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, when Gil, played by Owen Wilson, is reminiscing about a time he never lived in; “Imagine this town in the ’20s,” he said of Paris. There was something forlorn about it, a regret that he was living now instead of then. Though Allen portrays this romanticisation […]

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Hotel Review: Taking in the 1950’s experience of the Cabana Bay Beach Resort at Universal Studios Orlando

August 31, 2016

Earlier in the month, we took you to Walt Disney World in Orlando. Today, however, we’re moving things to the nearby Universal Resort and the Cabana Bay Beach Resort, which opened on a 37 acre site some two years ago. It’s the fourth of five official on-site hotels currently operated by Loews, servicing the nearby […]

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Jump First, Ask Later to bring parkour from the streets of Fairfield to the Sydney Opera House

August 31, 2016

In a unique collaboration between the Powerhouse Youth Theatre, critically acclaimed dance theatre company Force Majeure, and performers from Dauntless Movement Crew, Jump First, Ask Later will bring parkour to a whole new audience, with several dates at the Sydney Opera House from late September. When young parkour enthusiasts in Fairfield, one of Sydney’s most culturally […]

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Book Review: The Island Will Sink by Briohny Doyle

August 31, 2016

Briohny Doyle is a Melbourne-based writer and academic. Her debut novel, The Island Will Sink, is the first book published by The Lifted Brow. The Island Will Sink is set in the near future and follows the life of Max Galleon, a leading director in the disaster movie genre. In this world, people don’t care […]

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W.J.P. Newnham wins The Lifted Brow’s 2016 prize for Experimental Non-Fiction

August 31, 2016

A joint venture between quarterly magazine The Lifted Brow, RMIT University’s non/fictionLAB, and the Copyright Agency, the Prize for Experimental Non-Fiction was this year won by Brisbane based writer W.J.P. Newnham, for his autobiographical piece Trashman Loves Maree. The award celebrates work unlike any other, seeking out new and audacious voices from across the world. […]

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Devon on Danks to close in Waterloo; Devon Cafe to open at Barangaroo (Sydney)

August 31, 2016

One of Sydney’s all-time favourite casual dining spots, Devon Café, will be expanding from the flagship in Surry Hills this October to open a new venue at Barangaroo. The very welcome news does come with a heartbreaking announcement though: the hugely popular Devon on Danks in Waterloo will be closing its doors in a couple […]

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Where to take dad to eat in Sydney this Father’s Day

August 31, 2016

Father’s Day is this Sunday 4th September and a man’s got to eat, right? If nothing else, the day is a chance to celebrate all your main man does throughout the year, and there are few ways to do that then by treating him to a good old fashioned feast, whether it be a sunny […]

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