Day: 5 September 2016

Single of the Day: Edward R “Who’s Going To Love You” (2016)

September 5, 2016

Edward R. has unleashed a brand new single in “Who’s Going To Love You” and we are loving it – plain and simple. The comparisons between his music and the likes of Bon Iver and The National have been various but they’re strong ones to make. In Edward R.’s music, we get the same hints […]

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Artists at BIGSOUND 2016: Ecca Vandal (Melbourne) checks in ahead of her four-show run in Brisbane this week!

September 5, 2016

This is it, guys. BIGSOUND party fever is well and truly here but we’re ready for it. So too is Ecca Vandal, an artist we actually first met at BIGSOUND 2014. Since then, she’s gone on to become one of our favourite live performers, a sentiment felt by many around the country too. She returns with her band […]

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Live Review: Lilt + Phocal + Angus Dawson – Jimmy’s Den, Northbridge (03.09.16)

September 5, 2016

Indie electro pop trio Lilt stormed a sold out Jimmy’s Den in Northbridge on Saturday night, flooding the packed venue with lush brooding dance tunes for the launch of their latest single “Wait No More”.  Bringing along fellow locals Phocal and Angus Dawson, the show was a full house, full volume yet intimate affair highlighting the stellar […]

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Shannon Cruz Patterson of Koi Child (Fremantle) talks surreal partnerships and creative cesspools

September 5, 2016

If you’re yet to witness the energetic prodigy that is Koi Child, do yourself a favour. Their raw energy is infectious. Their arrangements are downright impressive. There’s a wild ferocity to their sound, but at the same time, everything seems to have its place, and with seven heads coming together to forge the hip hop/jazz […]

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Editor’s Picks: Sose names her must see artists and bands of BIGSOUND 2016!

September 5, 2016

We’re days out from the official kick off for BIGSOUND 2016. Our schedules may be prepared. Our livers and grasp on a decent night’s sleep? Not so much. With so many artists spread across the Valley over Wednesday-Friday’s programming, it’s going to be nigh on impossible to see everyone but we’re going to give it a […]

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Music Video of the Day: Gold Class “Kids on Fire” (2016)

September 5, 2016

Directed and shot by Geoffrey O’Connor, the new music video from Gold Class captures the darkness and intensity simmering behind each one of their songs released from the Melbourne band thus far. The new single is the first cut of new Gold Class music from their forthcoming sophomore album and is cool song to get the hype train well […]

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Artists at BIGSOUND 2016: Hideous Sun Demon (Perth) on playing Brisbane for the first time this week!

September 5, 2016

WA indie rockers Hideous Sun Demon are set to play their first ever shows in Brisbane this week, heading east for BIGSOUND 2016. Having built up a solid reputation for themselves as not only a strong live act, but a band with a knack for whipping out some killer tunes (see: “Oscillate” and “Bad Girl” in […]

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Alex Lahey continues to kick goals; signs with US booking agency APA!

September 5, 2016

Another day, another win for Alex Lahey. Currently on the road with debut EP B-Grade University, Lahey has also started her journey toward international success with today’s announcement of her signing with US booking agency, APA! Joining a diverse roster of artist boasting the likes of Modest Mouse through to Dolly Parton, Lahey has fallen into some solid company. […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Bec Sandridge “You’re A Fucking Joke” (2016)

September 5, 2016

Bec Sandridge, the goddess set to hit BIGSOUND for the first time this week, armed with some powerful vocals and insanely entertaining music to match. Ahead of her official showcase in Brisbane for the festival this weekend, we’re stoked to share this special live cut of Sandridge’s single “You’re a Fucking Joke”, recorded at Relativity […]

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LANY (US) on their new EP kinda, touring Europe and more!

September 5, 2016

If you’ve never heard of LA based band LANY, well now you have. After surprising Paul Klein, Les Priest and Jake Goss with a fresh packet of double chocolate Tim Tams all the way from Oz – which by the way they loved, even describing them as starting off “real buttery but then finishes with […]

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Single of the Day: Nick Waterhouse ft. Leon Bridges “Katchi” (2016)

September 5, 2016

Nick Waterhouse and Leon Bridges. A match made in heaven, I say. The two recently linked up for a tune on Waterhouse’s third album Never Twice, the final result presenting itself in the form of “Katchi”. What is ‘katchi’? The music, with its cheeky swaggering approach and the lyric “She give me katchi, all night long…” would probably lead you to make […]

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Crowded House to be inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame this November

September 5, 2016

Crowded House remain one of Australia’s most beloved bands and come November, the industry is recognising their achievements across the board as they become the latest inductees to the ARIA Hall of Fame. On November 23rd, the band’s 30 year/six studio record long career will be celebrated in Sydney – recipients of 13 ARIA Awards already, it’s […]

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Artists at BIGSOUND 2016: Allan Smithy (Sydney) talks game plans and kicking goals in Brisbane this week!

September 5, 2016

Sydney’s Allan Smithy is a lad we’ve been enjoying watch develop as a live performer through this year (he recently impressed at our 8th birthday party last month) and this week, we can’t wait to see how he goes at BIGSOUND. Returning for another round of showcase madness, he lets us in on how he’s planning […]

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Album Review: Wilco – Schmilco (2016 LP)

September 5, 2016

If someone says they’re a Wilco fan, it could really mean a lot of things. Maybe they’re wearing a chambray shirt and cowboy boots, in which case they probably mean they like Being There or AM. Or perhaps they’re high and paranoid, in which case they’re Yankee Hotel Foxtrot fans, or they’re high and loving […]

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Marlon Williams (NZ) talks new music, international attention & celebrating his birthday at the Falls Festival

September 5, 2016

Trying to snag some of Marlon Williams’ time off road this year been a bit of a task. For the Lyttleton native with the voice that has captivated audiences around the world, his tour schedule has gone from an album tour here and there in Australia, to a full blown foray into the international scene. […]

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Meet The Industry #002: Ben Martin (Adelaide)

September 5, 2016

In the second instalment of our new industry profile series, we head from the west coast down south to the home of Golden Era Records. Based out of Adelaide, the hip hop label has been providing a platform for not only the Hilltop Hoods to cultivate and release music, but their friends as well. Helping to foster […]

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PAX West 2016: Friday the 13th: The Game Trailer shows off a montage of 13 brutal kills

September 5, 2016

The newest trailer for Friday the 13th: The Game released at PAX West 2016, gives horror fans exactly what developers promised, blood and gore, and lots of it.

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There’s a Hunger Games exhibition coming to Australia direct from the USA

September 5, 2016

The Hunger Games: The Exhibition is headed to Australia during its worldwide tour, bringing Aussie fans a behind the scenes look at the creation of the YA dystopian franchise, with a showcase of over a thousand props and costumes. 

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PAX West 2016: Telltale’s Batman: Episode 2: Children of Arkham to be released September 20th

September 5, 2016

Telltale games have announced the release date for BATMAN – The Telltale Series Episode 2: Children of Arkham. The second episode in the five part season will be available digitally worldwide on Tuesday, 20th of September on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.

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PAX West 2016: Telltale launches third season of The Walking Dead this November

September 5, 2016

Telltale Games have used their PAX West 2016 panel to announce the release date for its much anticipated third season of its popular The Walking Dead series, officially titled A New Frontier. Since its E3 unveiling in June, news about the release window for the game’s next installment was kept tightly under wraps. , developers finally announced the […]

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Video Games Review: Madden NFL 17 (PS4, 2016)

September 5, 2016

Remember in the late-2000’s when Madden was terrible for a while there? Those dark days are well and truly over. For the third year running, Madden NFL 17 proves itself to be one of the industry’s best examples of a developer not only taking feedback on board, but doing something with it.

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Tech Review: Edifier R2000DB Bookshelf Speakers (2016)

September 5, 2016

Edifier has long been a significant name in quality audio. From simple PC speakers to home theatre, they’ve built a reputation for crafting speakers that not only sound amazing but look quite stylish as well. In the R2000DB, Edifier have created a simple dual speaker set up that is perfect for those who want to create […]

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The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Awards announces 2017 winners and new hatted restaurants

September 5, 2016

While it’s no surprise that Peter Gilmore’s Quay has once again been named “Vittoria Coffee Restaurant of the Year” at the authoritative The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2017 Awards, the comprehensive annual award ceremony did herald a lot of newcomers, as the next generation of Sydney’s top restaurants came to stand toe-to-toe with […]

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Italo Dining and Disco Club is coming to Icebergs this October (Sydney)

September 5, 2016

Touted as the ultimate celebration of all things Italo, Italo Dining & Disco Club makes its return on Thursday, 13th October. To be held at the Icebergs Dining Room and Bar in Bondi Beach, the one night only event is the brainchild of Maurice Terzini and Giovanni Paradiso, who have run the successful party series […]

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