Day: 14 February 2017

Can’t Touch Us Now: Mike Barson on Madness’ latest album ahead of their Australian return

February 14, 2017

Madness keys-man Mike Barson is feeling pretty good about the way the iconic UK band’s latest album, Can’t Touch Us Now, has been travelling since its release in October of last year. Just recently, the band’s Australian return was bolstered; already announced to be appearing at Bluesfest over Easter, Madness will be touring some special headline shows […]

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Julia Jacklin announces biggest Australian shows in Melbourne & Sydney, supported by Jaala

February 14, 2017

Julia Jacklin is currently still riding a wave of mad success; her appearance on the national Laneway Festival tour brought her debut album Don’t Let The Kids Win to huge crowds and with more international opportunities still on the horizon for 2017, we’re counting our blessings every time we’re able to see Julia on stage at […]

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Single Of The Day: Slow Turismo “You Were Dead”

February 14, 2017

Canberra quartet Slow Turismo have brought us maximum chill in their latest single, “You Were Dead”. Their innovative indie rock has seen twelve months of sold out home town shows, and this single reiterates just why. Benjamin Woolner (SAFIA) produced this single, his touch evident in the smooth and quirky sounds, a combination of both digital audio and analogue […]

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POND release new music video and announce forthcoming album, The Weather, out May 5

February 14, 2017

Your favourite experimental psych-rockers POND are set to drop their new album The Weather on May 5th, following up their highly successful 2015 full length, Man, It Feels Like Space Again. The announcement comes with the release of hot fire singles “30,000 Megatons” and “Sweep Me Off My Feet”, as well as an accompanying (stock-image […]

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Hermitude’s Luke Dubs on the Australian Open of Surfing, tour life and plans for 2017

February 14, 2017

After an intense 2016 made up of international tours, music festivals and all-nighters, electronic duo Hermitude are settling back in AUS to work on a new record and perform at the Australian Open of Surfing in Sydney. Since their 2015 LP Dark Sweet Night Light, Luke Dubber and Angus Stewart have been keeping busy – […]

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Album Review: Banks & Steelz – Anything But Words (2016 LP)

February 14, 2017

Banks & Steelz, the collaborative project of Paul Banks of Interpol and RZA of Wu-Tang Clan works on paper, but how has it actually turned out? Given my lack of prior exposure to both Interpol and Wu-Tang Clan, I’ve come in with no expectations of what either of the two featuring artists should be bringing […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Fifty Shades Darker hits all the right buttons this week, pushing Lion off its perch

February 14, 2017

You know that the natural order of the world has been restored when a film featuring sexy time does better than a film about a man searching for his birth mother. Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to 2015’s Fifty Shades of Grey, premiered in theatres this weekend and promptly took its place at the top […]

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New images for Season 2 of Stranger Things show trouble brewing in Hawkins

February 14, 2017

The hype surrounding the return of Stranger Things to our screens is well and truly swelling, with initial trailers and stills emerging from the closely guarded crew at Netflix. Today, more images have been released to inject more fuel to the Stranger Things fire, which you can view below. A year after Will‘s return from the Upside Down, it would […]

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The next season of Archer finally has a premiere date

February 14, 2017

After a month of teasing us with a “Spring” release date for the much anticipated eighth season of FX’s animated comedy series Archer, we finally know when the first episode will hit our screens. Wednesday, April 5th will see Archer and the gang return, in an alternate 1947 dreamland reality, while our titular hero is […]

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The world’s first Astrology Hotel (yes, this is a thing) opens in Sydney

February 14, 2017

Need an inner city, urban getaway that aligns with your astrological sign? Of course you do, and it seems Australian hotel group 8Hotels has already knew that. Newly opened hotel boutique hotel The Ultimo is touted as the world’s first astrology hotel, and whilst its central location in Haymarket, Chinatown might be its key selling […]

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Hotel Review: Stepping into a slice of history in the boutique Singapore hotel Naumi Liora

February 14, 2017

Unassumingly located in the heart of Singapore’s Chinatown is the boutique hotel Naumi Liora, set behind the alluring cover of renovated 1920s Peranakan townhouses – bright, orange and originally designed by architecture firm Westerhout & Oman. The accommodation blends in so perfectly to its surroundings, however, it’s easy to walk past without knowing it’s there. […]

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The Fringe Wives Club talk Glittery Clittery and the Adelaide Fringe Festival

February 14, 2017

The 2017 Adelaide Fringe Festival is off and running, with the heart of the city now brimming with activity; from circus performers to cabaret artists, musicians and drag, everyone in between – there’s something for all punters to get involved in. We checked in with the ladies behind Fringe Wives Club to find out what’s led […]

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Laura Sullivan on Finding Notes and Whether She Has Found Yours.

February 14, 2017

Many of us see random pieces of paper, notes and other paraphernalia on the street without a second thought (unless you’re a sweet soul who takes the effort to put the paper in the bin). Laura Sullivan is different. She’s developed a bit of an instinct to find those sticky notes, cards and other pieces […]

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Fratelli Famous and The Bavarian open dual restaurant in Penrith (Sydney)

February 14, 2017

It seems the fast-casual arm of Rockpool Dining Group isn’t set to slow down anytime soon. Last year the group debuted sister spin-offs for Fratelli Fresh – the DIY pizza joint Fratelli Famous – and German favourite Bavarian Bier Café – The Bavarian. Both were blended into a dual venue in the central surrounds of […]

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Paddington’s Italian Bar are serving alcoholic pizza this month (Sydney)

February 14, 2017

The simply named Italian Bar in Paddington and owners Flilppo and Simone Franchi have picked up a pretty sweet partnership with Italian liqueur Amaro Montenegro, tasking them with producing pizza dough that’s just a tiny bit out of the ordinary. Come Wednesday 22nd February, the homely venue will be throwing a “Made With Montenegro” party, […]

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Archie Rose Distilling Co. release Japanese inspired gin with red miso, sesame seed and Sansho pepper

February 14, 2017

Sydney’s Archie Rose Distilling Co. are always into something new, but this latest collaboration is a bit different for them, paying homage to native Japanese ingredients with a new gin collaboration. The partnership has the Archie Rose crew teaming up with acclaimed tattoo artist Kian Forreal, better known as Shodai Horisumi, resulting in an expression […]

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New Zealand’s gold medal winning Rogue Society Gin launches in Australia

February 14, 2017

Rogue Society, a highly regarded and versatile artisan dry gin coming out of New Zealand, has recently made it’s Australian debut, travelling across the ditch to bring the ever-growing domestic market something refreshingly classic yet modernised for contemporary trends. Based on a 300 year old recipe, for which Rogue Society uses a unique combination of […]

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Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co has officially opened in Melbourne CBD

February 14, 2017

Taking over our Instagram feeds for a while now has been the burger craze, each one looking as monstrous and delicious as ever. Now reaching the peak of popularity, burger joints have been popping up left, right and centre, especially when it comes to the streets of Melbourne. Adding to the already overcrowded burger scene […]

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