Day: 15 February 2017

Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Loren Kate “Silver and Gold” (2017)

February 15, 2017

Adelaide singer/songwriter Loren Kate brings us her new music video for the rich and gorgeous single, “Silver and Gold”. Premiering with the AU this afternoon, takes the audience out into sun-kissed territory; kids play and explore, while Loren’s voice captivates. The Telstra Road to Discovery winner has had a big few years leading up to the release […]

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k.d. lang announces three special Ingénue anniversary shows in Australia for July

February 15, 2017

Grammy Award winning artist k.d. lang will be returning to Australia this winter in celebrating the 25th anniversary of her first all-original album, Ingénue. The mini-tour will see k.d. head to Sydney, Perth and Melbourne in July, performing Ingénue in full, along with a selection of her other major hits. For k.d. lang fans who are also Telstra […]

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Luca Brasi embarking on their biggest headline tour of Australia yet, this June and July

February 15, 2017

Some of Tassie’s favourite sons will be hitting a stage near you this winter, with Luca Brasi locking in their biggest Aussie headline shows to date for June and July. The boys have already had a blistering start to 2017, with the Laneway Festival well-positioning Luca Brasi as one of the country’s best rock bands, still […]

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Middle Kids make US TV debut on Conan performing “Edge of Town”

February 15, 2017

Joining the likes of Courtney Barnett, DMA’s, The Griswolds and Marlon Williams, Sydney’s Middle Kids have joined the slew of artists from Australia and NZ to be breaking into the US TV market. Currently in America as Cold War Kids‘ latest tour mates, the band stopped by Conan to perform “Edge of Town”, from their self-titled debut EP. […]

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$10,000 grant on offer for aspiring hip hop and soul artists with the 2017 Hilltop Hoods Initiative

February 15, 2017

The Hilltop Hoods Initiative is back for another year, with emerging Australian hip hop and soul artists encouraged to get involved for their chance to land a $10,000 grant courtesy of the Hoods and APRA AMCOS. Now in its 12th year, the Initiative has supported the work of the likes of Sarah Connor, I AM D and Jimblah – three […]

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Single of the Day: RAAVE TAPES “2 U xoxo” (2017)

February 15, 2017

Newcastle’s indie punk trio RAAVE TAPES deliver more of their unbridled energy in new single “2 U xoxo”, two minutes and 45 seconds of danceable punk. The unmistakeable influences of Crystal Castles and Death From Above 1979 are heard, as the boys deliver their ode to modern dating, criticising how good-looking people don’t have to be able to dance. Front man […]

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Tegan Quin on the newly launched Tegan and Sara Foundation & hitting their creative peak

February 15, 2017

Tegan and Sara‘s 2016 album Love You To Death saw the Quin sisters further challenge fans with an exploration of the defined pop side of their songwriting and artistry. Their sisters’ eighth studio album currently has Tegan and Sara touring around the world – they’re soon to return to Australia – not only bringing the album to audiences, but also continuing […]

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Gaz Harrison on closing doors of the Yacht Club & popping the cork on Champagne Internet

February 15, 2017

Many of you will recognise Gaz Harrison from his many years behind the decks as one half of the Ballarat-bred Yacht Club DJs. An Australian festival and club favourite, the duo recently embarked on a bit of a reunion tour around the country; more of a final lap to hark back to the hectic days. Incredibly well-received, […]

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Ásgeir shares new single and announces second album, Afterglow

February 15, 2017

Icelandic singer/songwriter Ásgeir returns after three years refining his highly-anticipated second full length, Afterglow. Following up his stunning breakout 2014 release In The Silence, Afterglow will reflect the muso’s time spent travelling and developing into one of the most distinctly delicate voices out there. In what has been an explosive 5 past years, the new album is […]

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Seven years later, Jamiroquai return with upcoming album Automation

February 15, 2017

Earlier last month, funk royalty Jamiroquai announced their new album Automaton is set for release on March 21st via Virgin EMI and available for pre-order HERE. It may have almost been a decade since this British group conjured up a new disco anthem, but their legacy hasn’t shrunk in the slightest. The new record was inspired […]

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Music Video of the Day: Holly Throsby “Aeroplane” (2017)

February 15, 2017

Hands up whose hearts did a little backflip when Holly Throsby announced a new album was in the works? Hands firmly up, we’re stoked to have seen one of our favourite Sydney musicians return with new music (not like she hasn’t been busy writing novels and being a general boss, or anything…) and in her new music […]

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PAX Aus 2017 returns to Melbourne October 27-29

February 15, 2017

The PAX Australia gaming convention will return to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in 2017 running over the weekend of October 27-29. 

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Pokemon Go evolves at last: Gen 2 monsters and new game mechanics coming this week

February 15, 2017

After much begging and cursing Niantic have finally given us their biggest announcement since the mega successful Pokemon Go app debuted in July of last year. That announcement is Generation 2, and we’re talking an actual Gen 2 release, not a bunch of baby Pokemon you can only hatch from eggs. Sometime over the next […]

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Film Review: Hidden Figures (USA, 2016) dismantles segregation piece by piece

February 15, 2017

The ills of racial segregation have been well-documented in modern cinema; many pieces set in eras like the 60’s have tackled the absurdity and nonsensical way the division functioned in – mostly American – society even when black populations worked side by side with white populations. This is the core tension of Hidden Figures, the […]

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The second season of Netflix’s Love gets its first trailer

February 15, 2017

The popular Netflix series Love is returning for a second season on March 10th and the digital network just released the first trailer for the new series to get us all excited (and on Valentine’s Day no less!). As in the first season, Love follows nice guy Gus (Paul Rust) and brazen wild-child Mickey (Gillian […]

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Hands-On With Prey: Our First Impressions

February 15, 2017

From the moment you step foot into the life of Morgan Yu, you enter a world both new and familiar. Prey draws easy and obvious parallels to Arkane Studios’ award-winning Dishonored series, but with its brilliantly unsettling atmosphere and mind-bending opening level, it presents something unique and altogether exciting.

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Blu-Ray review: Morgan (MA15+) (USA, 2016) is well-intentioned, though not entirely successful

February 15, 2017

A well-intentioned, though not entirely successful debut venture from Luke Scott (son of Alien director Ridley Scott, for those of you playing along at home) Morgan is more a shallow version of Ex-Machina than the slick sci-fi character study it so clearly desires to be. The titular Morgan (Anya Taylor-Joy, maintaining her genre score-card with this, The […]

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First Impressions: HBO’s Big Little Lies is rich, addictive television

February 15, 2017

Never forgive.  Never forget. If there’s one mantra the characters of Big Little Lies live by, it’s that.  Shrewdly written by TV veteran David E. Kelly, HBO’s new seven-arc mini-series is a deliciously wicked slice of suburban slaughter where it’s what’s on the outside that matters most. Based on Australian novelist Liane Moriarty’s best-selling prose, […]

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 7 Episode 9 “Rock in the Road”

February 15, 2017

There is something to be said for The Walking Dead’s more tempered episodes. What they lack in action and spectacle, they more than make up for in character building and refining its – at times – capricious narrative. That’s how Greg Nicotero and co. elected to open their second half of season seven but perhaps as […]

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Video Games Preview: Little Nightmares is filled with deliciously dark Tim Burton vibes

February 15, 2017

Tarsier Studios’ deliciously dark puzzle-platformer Little Nightmares will finally be available for the public at the end of April this year. Having been named “Best Indie” at last year’s Gamescon, the title from the same team who co-developed Tearaway Unfolded with Media Molecule looks to riff further into the adorable world of inventive art focused […]

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New York Times, Lonely Planet and Condé Nast all agree that this entire country is the world’s best travel destination

February 15, 2017

It’s hard to get anyone to agree on anything these days, but it seems that some of the world’s top travel writers, and the influential publications they write for, have all agreed on one destination as the best for 2017. An entire country. In fact: Canada. Yes, America’s cousin to the North has been voted […]

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Hotel Review: Vibe Rushcutters Bay (Sydney) takes the art of unwinding after a long trip very seriously

February 15, 2017

What makes a good hotel? The answer to such a question seems to depend solely on your personal tastes.  As someone who really only stays in hotels when they’re on a work trip, the property could be the single fanciest place I’ve ever been, but if the bed isn’t comfortable and there aren’t enough power […]

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Essential Experiences: Visiting Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty in New York City

February 15, 2017

When it comes to iconic destinations, few sit higher on that list than seeing the Statue of Liberty in the waters of New York City. Those on a tight schedule might choose to pass by it (from a large distance, I might add) on the free Staten Island ferry, but if you want to get […]

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‘Reading Australia’ and Magabala Books team up to bring Indigenous stories into the classroom

February 15, 2017

In recent weeks, all across Australia, teachers and children have headed back into the classroom and jumped into the new school year. Classrooms have been organised and decorated. Lessons have been planned and resources printed and created. In 2017, however, there will be a new set of resources made available to primary school teachers across […]

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Art Series Hotels to host health and wellness sessions with Jessica Sepel

February 15, 2017

Health and wellness specialist, Jessica Sepel, in conjunction with Art Series Hotel Group, have created a series of health and wellness events at The Larwill in Melbourne, The Watson in Adelaide and The Johnson in Brisbane. Set in some of Art Series’ more bespoke venues, the events guide guests to The JS Health Program, Sepel’s […]

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