Day: 13 November 2016

Album Review: Illy – Two Degrees (2016 LP)

November 13, 2016

I’ve followed Illy since his earliest releases. I remember first getting into him in high school when he reworked Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind?”. Next I smashed his second album, The Chase, on my train rides to and from my first year of uni. When touring his fourth album Cinematic, I saw him play on an […]

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Single of the Day: Slum Sociable “Name Call” (2016)

November 13, 2016

Do yourself a favor and immerse yourself in the incredibly smooth, slinky sounds of Melbourne duo Slum Sociable. “Name Call” is the first cut from their highly-anticipated debut album due early 2017, and it’s drenched in soul and swagger punctuated with a reoccurring whistle that lingers in and out of jazzy guitars and a bluesy beat. “Name […]

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Niclas Engelin of In Flames takes us through Album Number 12, Battles

November 13, 2016

Since their inception in 1990, melodic death metal gods In Flames have shaped the sound of heavy music, thrashing us with an ever-evolving sound that remains distinctly their own. On the verge of releasing their twelfth full-length album, we caught up with guitarist Niclas Engelin to discuss the immensity and inspiration of their impending release, […]

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Fancy Hanks opens restaurant and rooftop bar on Bourke Street (Melbourne)

November 13, 2016

The recently opened Knuckles BBQ and Sandwich Bar was only the beginning for Fancy Hanks as they push their American-style slow-cooked chops around Melbourne. The much loved, former Victoria Market staple has officially settled into a permanent location on Bourke Street, bringing hungry BBQ lovers a dedicated art-deco diner that’s bolstered by a forthcoming rooftop […]

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Paris to Provence: three day French festival coming to Melbourne this month

November 13, 2016

The 8th annual Paris to Provence Melbourne French Festival is returning later to South Yarra later this month, bringing with it a comprehensive and diverse slice of Parisian culture to help transport Australians to France through sight, sound, taste, and aroma. The pop-up French village will be located at Como House and Garden from Friday […]

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Former Quay chef joins The Rocks’ historic Scarlett Restaurant (Sydney)

November 13, 2016

Joey Dela Victoria’s enviable portfolio is an impressive flurry of hats and stars, all which have come to shape his career as he has worked in the likes of Balzac (when it had two chef hats) and Quay (when it had three chef hats), London’s famous Maze Restaurant, and two Michelin starred The Ledbury. The […]

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Review: SHARE by Curtis Stone – Sun Princess (Australia)

November 13, 2016

Cruise dining has taken an interesting turn in the past few years; similarly to the more in-touch hotels across the globe, the trend is moving away from the notoriously average quality of mass production and all-you-can-eat buffets (although the rare buffet can totally hit the spot) for the sake of higher quality, more targeted experiences. […]

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On the Shelf: Johnnie Walker Blenders’ Batch Red Rye Finish

November 13, 2016

Johnnie Walker’s commitment to ongoing change regularly has given Whisky enthusiasts a few classics over the years to build upon their core range. Never a brand to rest on their laurels, the number 1 Scotch Whisky in the world has this year introduced a new limited edition series which should be rolling out a number […]

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