Day: 23 December 2016

Heading to the Falls Festival? Lock these artists down on your list of must-sees.

December 23, 2016

The Falls Music and Arts Festival remains one of our favourites on the summer calendar; whether you’re headed for the forest surrounds of the long-running Lorne event, the envious lush getaway vibes Marion Bay offers, the newer stomping grounds at Byron Bay or, in 2017, downtown Fremantle, Falls offers punters a festival experience unlike many […]

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Skydiving, Angel Olsen and Near to the Wild Heart of Life: we hang with Japandroids in Sydney

December 23, 2016

Recently, we welcomed Japandroids back to Australia eagerly – in a short amount of time, the Canadian rock duo had fans in a spin with a brand new live show indicating one hell of a new album was ahead in the forthcoming Near To The Wild Heart of Life. Following their Fairgrounds Festival set, Dave and Brian caught up with […]

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Festival of the Sun artists rate the Best Albums of 2016!

December 23, 2016

As we reach the end of another year, the question of what has been the best album/s of the 2016 has been thrown around. While up at Festival of the Sun recently, we posed the question to some of the artists backstage. From Mesa Cosa‘s Blood & Brains, Skegss‘ Everyone Is Good At Something, D.D Dumbo‘s Utopia Defeated and A.B. […]

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Single of the Day: Zola Blood “Islands” (2016)

December 23, 2016

Coming through with the latest taste of their debut album, Infinite Games, London’s Zola Blood share “Islands”. The electro-pop sounds ring out strong, which a prominent synth line coming through after the well-crafted drop. If you haven’t heard much about Zola Blood before, “Islands” is a great little intro track while we wait for Infinite Games to drop early […]

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Childish Gambino pulls out of Falls Downtown in Fremantle to attend Golden Globes

December 23, 2016

Sad news for Childish Gambino fans out on the West Coast, with the Atlanta superstar having to pull out of Falls Downtown in Fremantle next month. Unfortunately (but at the same time, excitingly) for Donald Glover, the 2017 Golden Globes have come a-calling and with his hit FX show Atlanta reaping in a couple of nominations, the show’s star, writer and show […]

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Nicole Lizée takes us through her upcoming Sydney Festival with The Australian Art Orchestra

December 23, 2016

Canadian composer and turntablist Nicole Lizée comes to the Sydney Festival next year with an unmissable show alongside The Australian Art Orchestra. Already world-renowned for her fusion of pop, rave culture, cult cinema, psychedelia and turntablism, the Montreal artist has worked all over the globe to raptrous acclaim. Her Sydney Festival show Sex, Lynch and Video Games will see Lizée […]

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Music Video of the Day: The Courtneys “Silver Velvet” (2016)

December 23, 2016

Vancouver trio The Courtneys have caught our eye with their flawless fusion of influences from the likes of Eddy Current to Teenage Fanclub, whipped up into some heartfelt music that sticks with you. Take their single “Silver Velvet”, for example. Dreamy, vocally dynamic and coming packing with that fuzzy grunge glory, the single bathes in 90’s […]

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Tegan and Sara’s new foundation established to support LGBTQ girls and women

December 23, 2016

Tegan and Sara have recently branched out from what’s been a hectic year of new music and touring in boosting their advocacy for the LGBTQ community, launching the Tegan and Sara Foundation. Established to ‘fight for economic justice, health and representation for LGBTQ girls and women’, the duo began working on the project in the middle of […]

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Album News Weekly: December 22nd 2016

December 23, 2016

This week in album news, hear the best new banjo-folk since John Butler by American outfit Tall Tall Trees, wake up with the heavy new single and accompanying music video from Ocean Grove‘s upcoming debut The Rhapsody Tapes, and they’re up to album number five but down to just one member – Clap Your Hands Say Yeah share […]

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Film Review: Paterson (USA, 2016) may be the most Jarmuschian film yet

December 23, 2016

Paterson is the new film from acclaimed auteur (and Iggy Pop fan) Jim Jarmusch. A man who enjoys character studies that are never rushed for the sake of plot progression, existing in some semblance of real time, watching a Jarmusch film involves a lot of patience on behalf of the viewer. If you’re a fan of […]

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Australian Composer Tim Davies talks working on Guillermo del Toro’s new Netflix series Trollhunters (EXCLUSIVE)

December 23, 2016

Conductor and Lead Orchestrator Tim Davies may just be one of the busiest Aussies working in Hollywood – from conducting one of this year’s most acclaimed films, La La Land, to TV series like Empire and Revenge and video games like The Last of Us his IMDB list is one of the most impressive you’re […]

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Film Review: Damien Chazelle’s La La Land (USA, 2016) achieves cinematic and musical perfection

December 23, 2016

La La Land is the new film from offensively talented director Damien Chazelle, who last impressed with the Oscar winning film Whiplash, a story (in part) about the search for musical perfection in a young Jazz drummer. In La La Land, we remain in a musical world, as Chazelle takes us back to the classic Hollywood […]

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Alliance Française French Film Festival announces dates for its return in 2017

December 23, 2016

Coming back for its 28th season, Alliance Française French Film Festival will be returning to Palace Cinemas in 2017 throughout the Autumn months of March and April. The festival will offer a broad range of films and documentaries among the French Film industry as a way to celebrate the talent for those on-and-off camera. Alliance Française French […]

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ABC iView lines up three new comedies for the holidays

December 23, 2016

ABC announced on Monday that they will be releasing three new 6 x 5 minute narrative comedy web series, Goober, Almost Midnight and Lost in Pronunciation. ABC and the South Australian Film Corporation have collaborated together to launch the three comedies via streaming site ABC iView during the Christmas/New Years period. The purpose of the series is to […]

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Recipe: Bondi Harvest toss up their tips for healthy and simple dishes this Christmas

December 23, 2016

The count down to christmas is fast approaching, and for foodie enthusiasts it is one of the best times of the year, for obvious reasons: lots of freakin’ food. If it is your turn hosting this year’s Xmas lunch, or you’re in need of a head-turning dishes to add to to the table, then Bondi Harvest […]

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