Day: 8 September 2016

Single of the Day: TRUE “Holiday Tickets” (2016)

September 8, 2016

How about some Swiss synth-pop for your Friday? Definitely get around TRUE and their latest single, “Holiday Tickets”. Rico Baumann and Antoine Katz have fused some excellently produced pop music with a dominating vocal courtesy of Daniela Sarda that just wraps you up and keeps you hooked. Taken from the band’s forthcoming album release Wrapped in Air, “Holiday Tickets” is definitely […]

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Music Video of the Day: A.B Original Feat. Dan Sultan “January 26”

September 8, 2016

Like an audible fist in the face, Indigenous Australian emcees Briggs and Trials, collectively A.B Original, are back to shake you awake with a powerful song and clip directed at one of Australia’s most contentious issues. With the video revealed at a recent BIGSOUND keynote, “January 26” is a bouncy, funk-inspired track that moves away […]

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Single of the Day: Dusky ft. Solomon Grey “Long Wait” (2016)

September 8, 2016

Dusky, aka UK duo Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman, have linked up with Solomon Grey for the infectious tune “Long Wait” – a new cut from the house duo’s forthcoming album Outer. With Outer coming out at the end of the month, “Long Wait” is one hell of a tune to sink your teeth into in the lead up. With Grey’s intoxicating, yet […]

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Grouplove on debuting Big Mess material in their new live shows & preparation for 2016 tour dates

September 8, 2016

While in Sydney recently, we caught up with Grouplove, who are in the early stages of what’s looking to be a huge run of tour dates through the States and in Europe. Beginning their Big Mess cycle in Australia, the boys of the group chat about how such initial shows have been treating them and how preparation […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Lane-Harry x Ike Campbell “Keith Richards” (2016)

September 8, 2016

Have a slice of hip hop for your Thursday morning, courtesy of Gold Coast duo Lane-Harry x Ike Campbell. New single “Keith Richards” is the latest from their forthcoming visual record YOUTH, inspired by a vivid dream Lane had where he was the Rolling Stones legend himself circa Exile on Main Street.  Produced by Campbell, the tune is […]

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Ecca Vandal, Totally Mild, WAAX: The Best of BIGSOUND…so far

September 8, 2016

‘Twas the night before BIGSOUND, when all through the Valley, Not a showcase was playing, it was quiet as a mouse. Except for the pumping opening parties running at venues across the Valley, as well as a few thousand punters, delegates and musicians beginning their BIGSOUND 2016 frivolities early. Unable to wait to dig into […]

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PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim get official Australian pricing

September 8, 2016

Have you, like us, spent most of the day creating a mental rolodex of belongings you’ll need to sell to afford a PS4 Pro and a 4K HDR TV? This should help make those calculations a little easier.

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BBC makes up for lost time with new animated Doctor Who series

September 8, 2016

Whovians unite! BBC Worldwide has your backs. They’ve recently commissioned an animated remake of The Power of the Daleks, a 1966 Doctor Who storyline. In the words of Variety, the storyline was originally “exterminated by callous technocrats”. Nothing strikes fear into the hearts of sci-fi fans like the words ‘archive purge’, but that’s apparently what the original episodes […]

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Nintendo reveals Super Mario Run for iOS devices

September 8, 2016

Something many news outlets and gamers have suspected for a long has finally occurred. Nintendo is making mobile games. What a crazy time to be alive.

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Ubisoft’s new Just Sing karaoke title is out now

September 8, 2016

Ubisoft has announced Just Sing, the musical successor to Just Dance,  has been officially released in Australia and New Zealand on the PlayStation 4 with an Xbox One released scheduled for later this year.

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Apple announces headphone jack-free iPhone 7, Apple Watch Series 2

September 8, 2016

Remember when Apple events used to feel a bit like Christmas? Jobs would stroll out and offer a series of revolutionary updates that seemed like magic? Though some of the lustre is gone these days, Apple still knows how to put on a show even, and perhaps most especially when they know they have to sell […]

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Xbox FanFest is making its way to Sydney this month

September 8, 2016

Xbox is bringing its wildly popular open house fan event to our shores. Xbox FanFest: Sydney 2016 will give Australian Xbox fans with the chance to check out some of Xbox’s most anticipated titles, such as Forza Horizon 3 and Gears of War 4.

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Batman: Return to Arkham release date confirmed, new trailer released

September 8, 2016

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment announced the official release date for Batman: Return to Arkham and also released a Side-by-Side comparison trailer.

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Hitman Episode Five revealed and release date confirmed.

September 8, 2016

Agent 47 is packing his bags and is heading to Colorado, where he will take in the sights and sounds while murdering four targets at a private militia training camp. Quality vacation time.

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Win a double pass to see A Beautiful Planet 3D at IMAX Sydney

September 8, 2016

On September 8th IMAX Theatre Sydney, the biggest cinema screen in the world, will release their latest documentary, A Beautiful Planet 3D. Narrated by Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence, A Beautiful Planet 3D features stunning footage of our magnificent blue planet, and the effects humanity has had on it over time, captured by the astronauts […]

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Arts review: Point & Shoot – An Exploration of Music Photography, Crowbar, Brisbane (6/9 – 9/9)

September 8, 2016

Point & Shoot – An Exploration of Music Photography has returned to Brisbane’s Crowbar for it’s 2016 run. AU Reviewer Jodie Fairclough headed to the Fortitude Valley venue to check out this year’s offering. Curated once again by The Brisbane Collective, Point & Shoot is a four day showcase of some of the local area’s most […]

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Analogue Gallery opens in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley

September 8, 2016

Brisbane’s Greaser bar is already quite the challenge to find, nestled beneath another Fortitude Valley venue. Perhaps it’s this air of mystery and exclusivity that makes it the perfect location for the new Analogue Gallery, a monthly pop up exhibition space dedicated to supporting emerging and established Brisbane artists. Held on the first Thursday of each […]

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Book Review: River Run by Nicole Alexander

September 8, 2016

Fleeing a failed romance in 1950s Sydney, Eleanor believes a return to River Run will help her recollect her thoughts and get her life back on track. But when she arrives, her mother and stepfather have their hands full with an ambitious new overseer, the visiting Winslows, and her rebellious little brother Robbie, who believes […]

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The Paddington Inn reopens after extensive renovations (Sydney)

September 8, 2016

Solotel’s legendary gastro pub The Paddington Inn is the latest in long-standing local favourites to benefit from Sydney’s string of renovations, this week unveiling an extensive makeover in collaboration with Sydney designer George Livissianis (who also recently refreshed The Dolphin) along with a new dining room and bar, and a kitchen team headed by ex-Rockpool, […]

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Arnott’s to bring back the original Pizza Shapes in response to backlash

September 8, 2016

Earlier this year Arnott’s did something very, very bad and ill-advised, inexplicably announcing that they’ll be taking the “if it ain’t broke, break it” approach by changing the recipe for their Shapes range. This unsurprisingly led to frustration and outrage, being that one of the country’s most loved snacks had been completely flipped upside down […]

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Salt Meats Cheese opens in Bondi (Sydney)

September 8, 2016

The team behind highly sought after gourmet Italian providore Salt Meats Cheese has officially added Bondi Junction to a long list of recent expansions, gifting one of Sydney’s most famous suburbs access to an array of fine Italian fare and Mediterranean delicacies. They’ve partnered with the Harris family to open the store inside Harris Farm […]

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