Day: 13 February 2017

Bill Stevenson talks the Australian return of Descendents & Hypercaffium Spazzinate

February 13, 2017

The return of Descendents to Australian shores has been one fans have been hanging out for, and that’s an understatement. When the legendary group released their Hypercaffium Spazzinate album last year, there was a sense of reinvigoration felt off the first few playbacks. Speaking with drummer Bill Stevenson ahead of the Australian tour, this rush of inspiration […]

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Music Video of The Day: The Smith Street Band “Birthdays” (2017)

February 13, 2017

What a treat. Melbourne boys The Smith Street Band last night dropped their new single ‘Birthdays’, an accompanying video, and today have announced the release of their upcoming album, More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me. Covering ground familiar to TSSB, we see the video covering technology, growing up, and love. And Wil Wagner, of course. The […]

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Conor Barton of Perth’s Mosquito Coast on Television Love and success after Unearthed High

February 13, 2017

Mosquito Coast burst onto the scene in 2015, winning triple j unearthed high, and have since toured the country with huge acts, including Of Monsters & Men and The Rubens. The two piece, of Naomi Robinson and Conor Barton, deliver laid-back, guitar-driven indie pop, receiving critical acclaim following the release of their debut EP Television […]

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‘WOMAD Wild Nights At The Zoo’ offers punters the world’s most unique festival accommodation

February 13, 2017

Ever wanted to spend the night at the zoo? Well, the Adelaide Zoo is opening its gates for 10 lucky couples next month to have the ultimate camping experience as part of this year’s WOMADelaide festival, taking place at Adelaide’s Botanic Park from March 10th – 13th. ‘WOMAD Wild Nights at The Zoo’ is definitely one of the […]

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Music Video of the Day: Run Rabbit Run “We Don’t Know” (2017)

February 13, 2017

Melbourne based Run Rabbit Run are hard to describe – perhaps alternative folk-rock? Whatever it is, they’re doing it well. Really, really well. They’ve recently dropped a video to accompany single “We Don’t Know”, ahead of their highly anticipated debut EP BLOODLINE – it’s a simple video, but really lets the emotive track run its course. There’s […]

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Single of the Day: The Cactus Channel “Sorry Hills” (2017)

February 13, 2017

Ahead of a collaborative six-track EP due April 21st, Melbourne’s soul-driven gang The Cactus Channel and Sam Cromack (Ball Park Music, My Own Pet Radio) have dropped single ‘Sorry Hills’, the first taste of what’s to come. The single promises what’s to come on the EP, dancing the lines between alternative soul and indie pop; Cromack‘s melancholy lyrics and crooning […]

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Live Review: Ball Park Music + The Jungle Giants – Twilight at Taronga, Taronga Zoo (11.02.17)

February 13, 2017

The great philosopher Carlos Santana and his colleague Rob Thomas were once quoted as saying, ‘Man it’s a hot one’. And while they were seven inches from the midday sun when they said it, this duo must have been in attendance at this Ball Park Music headlining show as part of the annual Twilight at […]

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Flume takes out Best Dance/Electronic Grammy ahead of new music coming this week

February 13, 2017

Australian EDM powerhouse Flume has just won big time in the US, taking out his first ever Grammy for his acclaimed album Skin. Winning the Best Dance/Electronic Album Grammy, Flume beat out the likes of Tycho and Jean-Michel Jarre to take the golden gramophone. Timely is his win, as a brand new release from Flume in theSkin Companion […]

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The 2017 American Music Prize finalists include Whitney, Son Little and Margaret Glaspy in its sophomore year

February 13, 2017

Twelve finalists for the second annual American Music Prize (AMP) for “Best Debut Album” have recently been unveiled. Founded in 2016 by Scott Murphy, the pioneer of the coveted  Australian Music Prize, the AMP’s “Best Debut Album” award aims to celebrate the album format of music delivery, and discover, reward and promote brand new artists. Last year’s inaugural AMP “Best Debut Album” award was […]

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Canadian producer Jacques Greene announces debut album Feel Infinite dropping March 24

February 13, 2017

Unfamiliar with this DJ about to make waves in the dance world? Introducing Jacques Greene, a Montreal-bred producer putting out 90’s RnB/techno/hip hop influenced dance music since his first 3 track EP Concealer back in 2012. Before that, he was perfectly remixing Radiohead. Enough said. On March 20 Jacques Greene’s hugely anticipated debut album Feel Infinite will be released […]

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Anohni drops new single and announces second EP, PARADISE, coming March 17

February 13, 2017

Following up her EP of last year, HOPELESSNESS, English-born singer/composer Anohni has announced her second EP PARADISE will be dropping March 17th via Rough Trade Records/Remote Control. The single “PARADISE” is the first cut taken from the upcoming six track release and encapsulates the record’s major themes of politicisation and disillusionment. In collaboration with Oneohtrix […]

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Video Games Review: Sniper Elite 4 is meatier and more intense than ever before

February 13, 2017

Sure, punching Nazis may be fun, but have you have ever eviscerated one with a single bullet, flung from the dangerous end of a powerful sniper rifle by a shot taken from almost 300m away? How about shooting one in the skull with a bullet that travels so fast that it rips past a young […]

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Oscar favourites dominate 2017 BAFTA Awards: La La Land and Manchester By the Sea among biggest winners

February 13, 2017

It’s almost set in Stone (pun not intended) of who will be raking in the Golden Men at the Oscars later this month, as La La Land continued to dominate internationally at the BAFTAs last night, taking home five films including the top award of the night, Best Film, Leading Actress for Emma Stone, Best […]

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A new trailer (and a pile of stills) just dropped for Ghost in the Shell

February 13, 2017

The highly anticipated adaptation of the iconic anime Ghost in the Shell is due out next month, with Scarlett Johansson in the lead role. Paramount Pictures just released the second international full length trailer for the release, and you can view it first here: As for the new stills, check them out here: Ghost in […]

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Tropfest 2017: A wrap-up of the 25th annual short film festival

February 13, 2017

Tropfest, Australia’s most prestigious short film competition and the largest short film festival in the world, took place at Paramatta Park over the weekend as tens of thousands of people turned out to see the breakout of a band of fresh new filmmakers. The 25th iteration of the festival, which culminated with 16 finalists all vying […]

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Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled receives its first trailer

February 13, 2017

We get our first look at Sofia Coppola’s (Lost in Translation) period piece The Beguiled in this haunting, racy debut trailer. The Beguiled, adapted by Sofia Coppola from Thomas Cullinan’s novel of the same name, unfolds in a girls’ school in the state of Virginia in 1864. As the Civil War rages, The Miss Martha […]

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2017’s second Lego Movie spin-off The Lego Ninjago Movie is coming and we’ve got the first trailer

February 13, 2017

The Lego Ninjago Movie, the second spin-off of the highly successful Lego Movie (the first being The Lego Batman Movie which will be released on March 30) has received its first trailer. Written by The Hageman Brothers – who also wrote the TV series Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu – the film sees young Master […]

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Win a double pass to see A Few Less Men, in cinemas March 9th

February 13, 2017

In A Few Less Men, the sequel to the worldwide hit A Few Best Men, a destination wedding in Australia’s Blue Mountains goes horribly wrong when Luke gets drunk and falls off a cliff. Our boys, David (Xavier Samuel), Tom (Kris Marshall) and Graham (Kevin Bishop) suddenly find themselves transporting their friend’s corpse back to London, […]

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Win a double pass to see Jasper Jones in Australian cinemas

February 13, 2017

Based on the best-selling novel, Jasper Jones is the story of Charlie Bucktin, a young bookish boy living in a small town. One night, local mixed-race outcast Jasper Jones appears at Charlie’s window and the pair embark on a journey to solve a mystery that will consume the entire community. Jasper Jones has a fantastic […]

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AirAsia X confirms its first USA route and reveals introductory fares starting at AU$150

February 13, 2017

Following the announcement last month that Malaysia’s AirAsia X would be commencing flights to the US, the low cost carrier has confirmed it will launch a new Hawaiian route starting 28 June 2017, operating four times weekly service from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to Honolulu, Hawaii. There’s just one catch: travellers will be sent via […]

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Disneyland’s Star Wars Land to launch in California and Orlando in time for Episode IX

February 13, 2017

First announced back in 2015, just before the release of The Force Awakens, Disney has finally confirmed the opening date of their highly-anticipated Star Wars themed lands at Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Orlando. The new areas in the park will open in 2019, ahead of the release of Star Wars Episode […]

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Win a double pass to see The Play That Goes Wrong in Sydney

February 13, 2017

London’s biggest comedy hit, the riotous theatrical disaster The Play That Goes Wrong described as Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off, will have a limited season at Roslyn Packer Theatre from 5 April. The Play That Goes Wrong introduces ‘The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society’ who are attempting to put on a 1920s murder mystery, but as […]

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Over The Moo announces first dairy free ice cream truck (Sydney)

February 13, 2017

Dairy free ice cream makers, Over The Moo, will launch the nation’s first dairy free ice cream truck, in and around Sydney from 2nd March as it heads across the city in a lovingly restored 1981 Ford Transit. Operating at select pop up events, the Over The Moo team will be delivering their signature sundaes […]

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Project Botanicals’ Gin Garden to pop up in Royal Botanic Gardens (Sydney)

February 13, 2017

Gin heavyweight Bombay Sapphire have teamed up with Sydney’s Botanic Gardens Restaurant to create the Project Botanicals Dinner Party Series, a food and cocktail pairing event which, though sold out, has extended to host an open-air gin garden pop-up bar. These public events start from Thursday 2nd March, and will run Thursday to Sunday evenings […]

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