Day: 1 February 2017

Nathaniel’s “Vapours” Australian tour to continue into March

February 1, 2017

Armed with a new single in “Vapours”, Aussie pop chart mainstay Nathaniel is bringing a hectic live show to various clubs and festival this month and in March. The single is the first cut from Nathaniel’s new collection of original material and already has struck all the right chords with fans. Produced in LA, “Vapours” sees […]

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Sincerely, Grizzly announce debut South East Asian tour dates for February & March

February 1, 2017

One of our favourite Adelaide bands – Sincerely, Grizzly – are soon to be leaving the City of Churches for the exotic tropics of South East Asia soon, dropping their first tour dates for 2017 this week. Fans at home have seen the band make their first steps out on to stages with new music over […]

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Mac DeMarco shares new music with the announcement of new LP This Old Dog

February 1, 2017

Canadian song writer and cool cat Mac DeMarco has announced his return with his new LP, This Old Dog, his third studio album up for grabs in May. It was only a few weeks ago when the indie-rocker teased his fans on Instagram, saying he had finished mixing a hidden This Old Dog. #that’s a #wrap. Just finished #Mixin […]

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Single of the Day: Urban Cone “Old School” (2017)

February 1, 2017

Get around the latest from Sweden’s Urban Cone today; their latest single “Old School” is dripping in funky beats and guitarwork. It’s a little bit of a new direction for the alt-pop group but nonetheless, they’ve got an added sense of swag draped over the top of an already impressive sense of artistry. Says vocalist Emil Gustafsson, “Old School” […]

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Alex Lahey scores international deal with Dead Oceans

February 1, 2017

Get em, Lahey. Because 2016 wasn’t big enough for the Melbourne songwriter, Alex has gone and upped things another level as we enter the second month of the New Year by announcing a major international deal with Dead Oceans. For all territories outside Australia, the label (part of Secretly Group) has positioned Lahey on an artist roster alongside the likes […]

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Exclusive Album Premiere: Paul Reid – Nowhere Towns (2017 EP)

February 1, 2017

Melbourne country folk artist Paul Reid comes through with his brand new EP, Nowhere Towns, his first full record release since 2014’s Vines EP. The interim period for Reid has been spent on the road, continuously refining his craft and introducing his music to more ears, while the process of making Nowhere Towns took a year  and a half. Working […]

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The importance of live music, keeping busy & Yesterday’s Gone: an interview with Loyle Carner

February 1, 2017

A dimly lit stage in smoke filled club at around 1am had, what felt like, an over-capacity crowd surrounded in front of it. A then-21 year old from South London would soon be on it, wrapping the crowd up tight in frenetic, yet incredibly earnest lyrics that cut through the noise of the bustling East 6th […]

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Here are your free PlayStation Plus games for February 2017

February 1, 2017

Sony have announced the next wave of titles that will be made free for subscribers to its PlayStation Plus and the pickin’s are actually pretty good this month.

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Rejoice, Maestro! Mozart in the Jungle set to return for a fourth series

February 1, 2017

Fast becoming a cult favorite around the world, Amazon Prime’s Mozart in the Jungle, was this week confirmed for a fourth series. Production is set to begin later this year, ensuring the show starring Gael García Bernal will be back on our screens before the end of the year. Its third season premiered in full […]

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A look at the Australian & New Zealand films set to premiere at SXSW Film Festival 2017

February 1, 2017

The SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas has fast become one of the world’s most anticipated and influential events, with film projects big and small making their debut here. Among them in 2017 – at least from the program announced yesterday, will be three Australian films, one from New Zealand, and an American film about […]

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SXSW Film Festival reveals mammoth 2017 Feature Program

February 1, 2017

The 24th annual SXSW Film Festival will be hitting Austin, Texas on March 10th, and today they’ve announced the majority of the 125 feature films set to screen during the 9 day event. The full lineup will include 51 films from first-time filmmakers, 85 World Premieres, 11 North American Premieres and 5 U.S. Premieres. These […]

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Australian icons Sam Neill and George Miller join Tropfest Jury

February 1, 2017

Joining head of the Jury Rose Byrne for Tropfest’s 25-year anniversary will be actor Sam Neill (Hunt for the Wilderpeople), directors George Miller (Mad Max) and Rachel Perkins (Bran Nue Dae) and producer Bruna Papandrea (Gone Girl). “It is an enormous honour to add these esteemed filmmakers to the Tropfest Jury in our 25th year,” said Tropfest Founder and Chair, John Polson. “We’re excited for our judges […]

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Film Review: Buoyed by a masterful script and terrific performances, Manchester By The Sea (USA, 2016) is a powerful film

February 1, 2017

Written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester By The Sea arrives in Australian cinemas this week, a year after it was the hit of Sundance and not long after it garnered an impressive six Oscar nominations. These accolades include surprise acting nods to Michelle Williams and Lucas Hedges, alongside Casey Affleck, who has already taken […]

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Five places you have to visit in Ballarat, Victoria (Australia)

February 1, 2017

Ballarat is one of the most historically preserved towns in Victoria. The main street is adorned with goldrush-era heritage listed buildings, and any resident will probably try to impress you with their knowledge of the Eureka Stockade – which began in this town, just in case you didn’t know (you’ll know soon enough). But besides […]

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Fringe World Review: Velvet is a gloriously kitsch and utterly entertaining celebration of disco (Performances until 19th February)

February 1, 2017

Disco. That most oft maligned of genres is given the celebration it rightly deserves thanks to the gloriously kitsch and utterly entertaining Velvet, which is a part of this year’s Fringe World in Perth.

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Seven reasons you have to see The Book of Mormon in Melbourne

February 1, 2017

Now playing at The Princess in Melbourne is The Book of Mormon – the mammoth Broadway hit we’ve been looking forward to arriving in Australia for some six years. There are endless reasons to see the show, and if you’re a fan of South Park or Avenue Q – the creators of which are behind […]

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