Day: 1 September 2016

Music Video of the Day: Woodes “The Thaw” (2016)

September 1, 2016

Taking to Lake Mountain with Josh Harris, Woodes has crafted something gorgeous and striking in her new music video for “The Thaw”. While we’re officially welcoming Spring, this one throws back to a more wintry landscape, showcasing some awesome landscapes. Working with choreographer Courtney Hale, Woodes’ vision for the clip was further explored. “For me personally, I got […]

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Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival Director James Birrell on the emergence of ‘a new contemporary culture’

September 1, 2016

The Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival returns to the Sunshine Coast this month for what is set to be an unforgettable time out with some of Australia’s favourite musicians and intriguing visual artists. Since its inception last year, the support for the festival has grown incredibly and is now well on its way in becoming one […]

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Katy Steele talks returning to ‘the basics’ for her debut solo album Human!

September 1, 2016

It’s been a little while since we’ve seen Katy Steele on the scene but man, are we glad to be hearing some new music from this talented lass. The Little Birdy front woman has branched on her own after being overseas for the last few years and is now readying the release of her debut solo album, Human. […]

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Middle Kids take out FBi’s ‘Northern Lights Competition’ for 2016!

September 1, 2016

Add this to Middle Kids‘ ever-growing list of accomplishments made in a short period of time – they’re off to Iceland! Named the winners of FBi’s Northern Lights Competition today, the band have won an expenses paid trip to Iceland to perform at Iceland Airwaves alongside the likes of PJ Harvey, Santigold and Of Monsters and Men, not to mention the […]

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Single of the Day: Bloods “Bring My Walls Down” (2016)

September 1, 2016

Bloods are back with new music, rejoice! Their latest single, “Bring My Walls Down”, has been on high rotation with us this week – an excellent return from the Sydney garage-pop legends. Produced by Shane Stoneback (Sleigh Bells, M.I.A.), “Bring My Walls Down” showcases killer guitars, on point melody and harmonic vocals that are indeed bright, but come […]

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Win a double pass to see Slipknot in Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne!

September 1, 2016

Slipknot are soon to be back on Aussie shores, hitting up east coast venues in October! These shows have been so long awaited, as fans are likely to attest to, and with the band coming out to Australia off the back of some their biggest American dates yet…we’re in for a good time. We and our friends at […]

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Newly renamed WAMFest unveils details for 2016 event in Perth & Fremantle

September 1, 2016

From November 3rd – 6th this year, the WAM Festival returns to Perth, Freo and surrounding suburbs…but with a new shine. Now called WAMFest, the event today unveils its plans for its 2016 program – a four day celebration of live music in WA. Showcasing over 150 acts across over 20 venues, WAMFest will also host over […]

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Artists at BIGSOUND 2016: Jack Grace (Sydney) on returning to the Valley & working on new music from hotel rooms

September 1, 2016

Hype continues to swell around Jack Grace and rightly so – his new single “All Lost” is a shining example of the clever talent this muso has been showcasing in recent months. With  an EP on the cards for October, Jack is just getting started and BIGSOUND is the next target on his list. If you’ve […]

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Album Review: Travis Collins – Hard Light (2016 LP)

September 1, 2016

Travis Collins has come a long way since taking the prize of Toyota Star Maker Quest (a competition that has kick started the careers of Keith Urban, Lee Kernaghan, and James Blundell to name a few). Now, twelve years later, Travis has released his fifth album, Hard Light. Delving into loss, love, courage – it […]

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Jamie T (UK) on touring, Trick, and his return to Australia

September 1, 2016

After five years between his second and third studio albums, Jamie T has turned around fourth LP Trick in half that time. We chatted to him about getting back into the swing of releasing and touring his music, as well as developing as an artist and always pushing himself to do something new. Carry On […]

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Interview: Glen Hansard (Ireland) talks Didn’t He Ramble, songwriting, performing & his upcoming Australian tour

September 1, 2016

Earlier this year it was announced that Irish singer-songwriter Glen Hansard would be returning to Australia for a run of shows this October, in support of his latest record, the Grammy nominated Didn’t He Ramble. While Hansard has been on something of a solo run since the release of Rhythm and Repose in 2012, he […]

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Filming has started for Series 5 of The Doctor Blake Mysteries

September 1, 2016

ABC made the announcement yesterday that filming for Series 5 of The Doctor Blake Mysteries has already started in Melbourne. Making its debut in 2012, the crime drama series has been a popular pick for viewers, curating over 1.67 million viewers across broadcast and iview platforms. The series stars Craig McLachlan who plays the character […]

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Film Review: Don’t Breathe (USA, 2016) is an unexpected refresh to an exhausted genre

September 1, 2016

Fede Alvarez surprised horror fans in 2013 when he tackled a remake of Evil Dead in a way that was satisfying and consistent with the classic blood-soaked series. This time around the Uruguayan director is trying his hand at something much different, a sharp original home-invasion thriller titled Don’t Breathe about three delinquent burglars who […]

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The second season of Stranger Things has been officially announced

September 1, 2016

Those left sour by the loose ending of Netflix’s Stranger Things will be happy to hear that Season 2 has been officially announced for 2017. The second season will consist of 9 episodes and will be a continuation of the original story. There is not too much information surrounding the continuing narrative, or which characters […]

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Rogue One toy line-up revealed with stop-motion video and competition.

September 1, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story new toy line-up has been officially revealed via a series of fan-made stop-motion shorts.

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PSA: There’s a 3DS-centric Nintendo Direct broadcast tonight

September 1, 2016

Big news 3DS fans! Nintendo, you know, the company that has complete control over your childhood memories, has announced a Nintendo 3DS Direct broadcast for later tonight.

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Razer unveils new Firefly Cloth Edition gaming mouse mat

September 1, 2016

Today, Razer has officially announced the new Firefly Cloth Edition gaming mouse mat. It’s actually way cooler than it sounds, we promise.

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Huge World of Warcraft: Legion art piece pops up in Melbourne

September 1, 2016

To celebrate the launch of World of Warcraft: Legion, Melbourne artists have created a massive mural of series mainstays Illidan and Gul’dan locked in an epic battle.

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Fallout 4‘s final add-on Nuka-World now available

September 1, 2016

Fallout 4’s sixth and final add-on, Nuka-World, is now available for download on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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Polyphony Digital announces Gran Turismo Sport delay

September 1, 2016

Gran Turismo fans are people of near-infinite patience. Series developer Polyphony Digital has announced that Gran Turismo Sport, the latest entry in the long-running racing series, will be delayed to 2017.

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Flight Review: Delta Air Lines’ Domestic First Class Experience – Austin, Texas to Atlanta, Georgia (DL1308)

September 1, 2016

In today’s flight review, we travel on board Delta Air Lines’ first class service from Austin, Texas through to Atlanta, Georgia – one of Delta’s hubs. Airline: Delta Air Lines Route: Austin, Texas to Atlanta, Georgia (DL1308) Seat: First Class, 3B aisle (2-2 Layout) Aircraft:  McDonnell Douglas MD-90 Scheduled Flight Time: 1 hour 33 minutes […]

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Perth all set to celebrate the Short Story form this October

September 1, 2016

The short story, is perhaps one of the most underappreciated of the literary forms. Certainly it’s a format with its readers and, naturally, writers, but it’s never quite had the audience or the celebrity it’s longer form cousins – the novel – have. But all that could be able to change, with the launch of […]

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InterContinental Sydney Double Bay reopens lush rooftop lounge bar to the public

September 1, 2016

Now that Spring is officially here, it’s time for Sydney’s big, beautiful rooftop pools to come out of hibernation and start preparing for an influx of sun-soaking Sydneysiders. InterContinental Sydney Double Bay are able to take that a step further thanks to their luxurious pool-side The Rooftop bar, which is home to a stunning, spacious […]

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Top Melbourne bars are forming an Old Fashioned cocktail trail this week

September 1, 2016

Some of Melbourne’s top bars are forming an Old Fashioned trail for the next eight days (2nd to 10th September) to celebrate Maker’s Mark Old Fashioned Week, looking to follow Melbourne Spring Fashion Week with a different kind of style. After success earlier this year in Sydney, the classic Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky will spread […]

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SoCal Hardware: SoCal is popping up in Bondi Hardware for this month only (Sydney)

September 1, 2016

Applejack Hospitality are mashing up two of their most popular bars for a month-long pop up this September. Their wildly popular over-the-bridge Neutral Bay bar SoCal will be scraping together all their Mexican and Cali inspired share plates, tacos, quesadillas, ceviches, mezcals, and tequilas and heading east, unloading it all at the equally busy Bondi […]

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