Day: 23 January 2017

Music Video of the Day: Busby Marou “Best Part of Me” (2017)

January 23, 2017

Busby Marou take us to Great Keppel Island on their latest music video for “Best Part of Me”, another beautiful cut from their upcoming album Postcards From the Shell House. “We wanted to capture the essence of the sound and the inspiration behind the songs and I don’t think the studios can’t really capture what we’re […]

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Seven Questions with Robert Scott of The Bats (New Zealand) ahead of The Deep Set‘s Australian debut

January 23, 2017

This week, iconic New Zealand group The Bats celebrate their more than 30 years together as a band (and with all their original members I might add!) by releasing their 9th full length record, The Deep Set. Out this Friday through Flying Nun Records, the group then travel to Australia for two shows – one […]

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French food, drink and music is the recipe for a perfect day as So Frenchy So Chic returns to Sydney

January 23, 2017

Now in its sixth year, the French festival So Frenchy So Chic returned to Sydney over the weekend, after a jaunt in Melbourne 7 days prior. The festival brings together a wide array of French food, drink and music, while Sydney in turn provided some of the best weather we’ve seen this summer, as what […]

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Australian musicians and authors team up to defend their creative rights

January 23, 2017

Indie musicians Montaigne, Taka Perry, and Sam Margin (The Rubens) have teamed up with best-selling Australian authors Matthew Reilly, Jackie French, Anna Funder, and Alice Pung to feature in the latest series of videos in the “This Book/Song Changed My Life” social media campaign. Created by Copyright Agency and APRA AMCOS, the new  campaign highlights the possible negatives of the recently proposed changes to Australian copyright law, […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Louis Baker “Gave It All Away” (2017)

January 23, 2017

He has a voice that has drawn international acclaim and a musical presence that has been turning heads recently. Louis Baker‘s fusion of hip hop with electronic and soul has brought him much attention and off the back of his new single “Gave It All Away”, we expect much more praise to follow. This particular version […]

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Jens Lekman announces fourth studio album in Life Will See You Now

January 23, 2017

As Australia swiftly enters a new week of scorching heat wave temperatures, Swedish singer/songwriter Jens Lekman drops an icy-cold, tropical-based spritzer in the form of his new single, “What’s That Perfume That You Wear?”. The track also comes with the announcement of Lekman’s fourth studio album Life Will See You Now, due out February 17 via […]

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Less Than Jake announce new EP, Sound the Alarm, for February release

January 23, 2017

This Gainesville punk outfit have just announced their new EP, Sound The Alarm, will be released February 3 to mark a new era for the band as they celebrate 25 years together as well as a new recording deal with Pure Noise Records. The seven track EP is set to be as packed out and […]

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Single of the Day: Dream Rimmy “Like Me” (2017)

January 23, 2017

Freooooooo. Damn, that place is producing some exciting musical talent (not to mention the footy team, but that’s for another day…) – Dream Rimmy have been one of our favourite emerging bands out of the west coast and today, we’re stoked to be sharing our pick of the day in their new single, “Like Me”. Taken […]

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Japandroids discuss the making of Near To The Wild Heart Of Life

January 23, 2017

In Sydney last month, we caught up with two of our favourite Canadians: Brian and Dave of Japandroids. While we reflected on their recent shows in the country, focus soon turned to their highly anticipated new album (out this week), Near To The Wild Heart of Life. After a few years completely out of the spotlight, the rock duo came […]

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Star Wars Episode VIII finally has a title!

January 23, 2017

It’s the announcement that fans have been waiting months – nay, years – for. The title of the 8th chapter in the Star Wars saga, due out in December, has a title! Revealed on starwars.com this morning, the title will be The Last Jedi, which is accompanied by an uncharacteristically red Star Wars logo, indicating this […]

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Moonlight director Barry Jenkins is in awe of the film’s global appeal (EXCLUSIVE)

January 23, 2017

Less than 48 hours after winning the Golden Globe for Best Picture (Drama), we sat down with Director Barry Jenkins to talk about his highly acclaimed, award-winning work Moonlight – which hits Australia cinemas this week. In our 15 minute chat we reflect on the night’s big win, the journey to make the film, casting […]

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Film adaptation of The Division lands Syriana, Gold director

January 23, 2017

Ubisoft Motion Pictures has announced a surprising get for the upcoming film adaptation of 2016 online shooter The Division: <i>Syriana</i> writer/director Stephen Gaghan.

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Video Games Review: Yakuza 0 (PS4, 2017) is an engrossing, flawed, clever and defiantly Japanese experience

January 23, 2017

Yakuza 0 is the latest addition to SEGA’s long-running series of adventure games set in the Japanese criminal underworld. A prequel to the 2005 original, Yakuza 0 is all about how series mainstay Kazuma Kiryu began his bloody career in the mob.

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Works by contemporary female artists from remote Aboriginal areas to tour North America for the next two years

January 23, 2017

Miami’s The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU will exhibit the work of nine contemporary female artists hailing from remote Aboriginal areas, in an exhibition called Making the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia. Artists featured are Nonggirrnga Marawili, Wintjiya Napaltjarri, Yukultji Napangati, Angelina Pwerle, Carlene West, Regina Pilawuk Wilson, Lena Yarinkura, Gulumbu […]

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Aussies Abroad: US Festivals Coachella, Panorama, Bonnaroo and Governor’s Ball line up a slew of Australian musicians

January 23, 2017

Over the last couple of weeks, a run of US festivals have revealed their headliners, and amongst them, a slew of Australian performers who will be making this trip to the North over the next few months. First up, Coachella has dropped its 2017 lineup earlier this month, confirming its headliner rumours and solidifying one […]

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Hyatt Regency Sydney opens doors to new nautical themed executive club lounge

January 23, 2017

After its $250 million redevelopment was unveiled to locals and guests last month, The Hyatt Regency Sydney seems ready to roll out some of their most exciting features, the latest being the exclusive waterfront Regency Club Lounge overlooking Darling Harbour. What is Australia’s largest five-star hotel and size and scale (a takeover of the former […]

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Producer Julian Ramundi on The Inspection, real estate and Old 505’s Fresh Works

January 23, 2017

With the prospect owning your own home as distant as one of Saturn’s moons, it seems the majority of Sydney is content with living in a rented apartment/house nowadays. Such living arrangements spurred a production of The Inspection, starring NIDA alumni Julia Christensen premiering at Sydney’s Old 505 Theatre tonight. The producer for the show Julian […]

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Book Review: Johnny Marr’s Set The Boy Free is an honest & fun look at the energetic life of the former Smiths guitarist and quintessential English gentleman

January 23, 2017

Here’s Johnny! For years Johnny Marr has created great music and influenced multiple generations of guitarists by wearing various musical hats. Set The Boy Free is the first time the former guitarist of The Smiths has committed the story of his life to paper. This book is a cracking read and it proves that Marr […]

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Book Review: Brian Jay Jones’ George Lucas, A Life (2016) does justice to the creator of Star Wars

January 23, 2017

Following on from documenting the life of the great Jim Henson, author Brian Jay Jones has given us another comprehensive biography, (and international best seller), this time of Star Wars creator George Lucas in George Lucas, A Life. George Lucas, A Life opens in March 1976 with Lucas having a tough time filming in Tunisia […]

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Caltex stores around Sydney have installed Oak Chocolate Milk slurpee machines

January 23, 2017

Standard slurpees be gone, some genius has finally realised the ultimate summer fantasy and combined chocolate milk with everyone’s favourite icy cold service station drink. Famous Newcastle born flavoured milk brand Oaks has now taken on a new life as frozen chocolate milk machines have been spotted in various – and seemingly random – Caltex […]

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The top places and events to celebrate Australia Day 2017

January 23, 2017

Whether you want to eat or party your way through Australia Day, we’ve sought out some of our favourite events across the country (mainly Sydney and Melbourne) for you. Our official national day of celebration comes around this Thursday, but the various events around the country extend far beyond that, from Australia Day Eve (Wednesday) […]

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Beach Clubs and Hermitude: Australian Open of Surfing to bring the heat to Manly Beach (Sydney)

January 23, 2017

The make summer a bit more bearable in Sydney the 2017 Australian Open of Surfing are giving people a pretty damn good reason to head down to Manly Beach in the last days of summer. The program of free live music, food and drink they have planned alongside parties and big names of surf, skateboarding […]

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