Day: 20 February 2017

Paul Dempsey and Melody Pool captivate during the Melbourne Zoo Twilight Series

February 20, 2017

The Eastern Barred Bandicoot is a tiny marsupial, once found across Victoria and Tasmania. Due to predation from feral foxes and cats, the mainland subspecies has been classified as extinct – but Zoos Victoria are working to remove them from the extinction list, through complex breeding and re-population programs. There’s a point to this heartbreaking […]

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Exclusive Album Premiere: The Byzantines – You Pull It (2017 EP)

February 20, 2017

First emerging onto the scene with some catchy hooks and a sound akin to Kasabian’s younger, Adelaide-bred cousin, The Byzantines have continued to refine their sounds and broaden their horizons – the final and most recent result appearing in the form of their new EP, You Pull It. The Britpop influences are still a dominant feature within […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Djuki Mala – Garden of Unearthly Delights (17.02.17)

February 20, 2017

The Chooky Dancers achieved overnight success when Frank Djirrimbilpilwuy uploaded a video clip of the group dancing to “Zorba the Greek” on YouTube in October 2007. After touring extensively around the country and in places as far flung as Canada, China and Europe, Djuki Mala are now part of the Adelaide Fringe, performing in the […]

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Music Video of The Day: The Polish Club “Come Party” (2017)

February 20, 2017

The Polish Club have announced their largest tour to date, the release of their debut album Alright Already, and have dropped a video for “Come Party”. If their high energy, soul-rock wasn’t enough of a giveaway, this duo is an unstoppable powerhouse. We love this video, and the boys – sorry, girls – are super proud of […]

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Single of The Day: Morning Harvey “Holy Gun” (2017)

February 20, 2017

Since forming in 2014, Brisbane trio Morning Harvey have been building a diverse fan-base, through their charismatic live shows and even more charismatic music. Their latest single, “Holy Gun”, is no exception, the smooth track driven with just the right amount of bravado, guitar, and synth. Taken from their forthcoming debut album, due out mid-2017, this […]

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ORiGin Music and APRA AMCOS announce Pan-Asian Digital Licensing Agreement

February 20, 2017

On February 15th, APRO AMCOS announced Sydney-based independent music publisher ORiGin Music as their fifth and newest participant of their Pan-Asian Digital Licensing and Administration initiative. Launched in July 2013, APRO AMCOS’ Pan-Asian Digital Licensing and Administration initiative works to represent the publishing catalogues of select global publishers throughout Asia, including India and China, playing a key role in licensing the participating companies’ collection of […]

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Album Review: Dirty Projectors – Dirty Projectors (2017 LP)

February 20, 2017

Sometimes when you’re reviewing something subjective, like music or art, you run up against this age-old debate between subjectivity and objectivity. That’s where I am with Dirty Projectors’ new, self-titled album. I think it might be really interesting, from an objective technical standpoint, but I know it bored me and made me feel weirdly twitchy. […]

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Village Roadshow to begin targeting individual Australian pirates

February 20, 2017

During their b-annual investor call yesterday, Australian film distributor Village Roadshow unveiled a new five-point plan for taking on Australian film piracy, including the pursuit of legal action against individual offenders — something they’ve been threatening for years but never actually followed through on.

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Danny Boyle talks about revisiting the past in T2 Trainspotting, and the film he wished got some Oscar love

February 20, 2017

We caught up with T2 Trainspotting Director Danny Boyle on the red carpet of the film’s Sydney premiere to chat about how he approached making the film, (his first ever sequel), his recent TV work, filming in Edinburgh and we find out if he has any Oscar picks for next Monday! You’re a filmmaker who has famously never […]

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Video Games Review: Nioh carves out its own identity with interesting mechanics (PlayStation 4, 2017)

February 20, 2017

It’s almost impossible for Nioh to dodge comparisons to the Dark Souls franchise. From Software’s monstrously brutal action RPGs have become touchstones for hardcore gaming in the 21st century but, as Team Ninja prove with their latest title, there’s more than enough room for improvement. Instead of coming across as a desperate imitation, Nioh draws it’s strength […]

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Film Review: T2 Trainspotting (UK, 2017) sees Danny Boyle uses nostalgia to great effect

February 20, 2017

How T2 Trainspotting juggles change and continuity is quite extraordinary. In a world of disappointing reboots and sequels that don’t quite justify their existence, Danny Boyle’s follow-up to his drug-addled 1996 icon is not only good, it’s damn near perfect, complementing the first without repeating it as we catch up with Renton (Ewan McGregor), Sick […]

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Film Review: Cameraperson (USA, 2016) is an artistic look at the world of documentary filmmaking & cinematography

February 20, 2017

Cameraperson shines a light on the individual behind the camera. In this case it is cinematographer, Kirsten Johnson, a woman with some 25 years’ experience in the movie-making business. She’s also known for having worked on films like Fahrenheit 9/11 and Citizenfour, among others. Cameraperson is a documentary that lets the footage speak for itself […]

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Five things we learned from the BBC First crime series Rillington Place

February 20, 2017

Rillington Place is a grim, biological crime drama about one of the UK’s most prolific serial killers of the 20th century and a gross miscarriage of justice. Here are five things we learned from this series, which is currently airing on BBC First. 1. Samantha Morton is a brilliant actress. Some readers will be familiar […]

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Win a double pass to see Miss Sloane in cinemas

February 20, 2017

Starring Jessica Chastain, John Lithgow, Alison Pill and Jake Lacy, Miss Sloane tells the thrilling story of Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain), the most sought-after and formidable lobbyist in Washington D.C. Known equally for her cunning track record of success, she has always done whatever is required to win. But when she takes on the most […]

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Win a copy of Jack Reacher: Never Go Back on DVD

February 20, 2017

Tom Cruise flexes his action muscles as Jack Reacher in this sequel based on Lee Child’s bestselling novel Never Go Back, which finds the itinerant ex-military, problem-solver accused of murder, and learning that he may have a child he has never met. It’s a compelling, slick action-adventure with suspenseful plotting and an abundance of smarts […]

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Natalie Dormer joins cast of Picnic At Hanging Rock television adaptation

February 20, 2017

Best known for her roles as the seductive Margaery Tyrell on Game of Thrones and daring film-maker Cressida in the last two Hunger Games films, British actress Natalie Dormer is headed Down Under for the new television adaptation of the 1967 Australian historical mystery novel, Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay. Foxtel announced earlier today […]

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Hotel Review: The Larwill Studio brings creativity to an odd location in Parkville (Melbourne, VIC)

February 20, 2017

When it comes to Australian hotels Art Series Hotel Group is one our most valuable and inventive assets. The beloved hospitality group has been playfully sprinkling creativity on unique locations for years now, echoing a focus on one Australian artist for each property to make for colourful, idiosyncratic accommodation that not only reinterprets classic hospitality, […]

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Tasmanian distillery Southern Wild releases new gins using native botanicals

February 20, 2017

It ain’t all about whisky and cider down in Tasmania. New local distillery Southern Wild have dove into the domestic market in a big way, making a splash with a range of gins named after the two wild rivers which run from the snowmelt of Cradle Mountain through the hinterland to the pristine coast of […]

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Monte Alto Roasters bring coffees from all over the world to the lower north shore (Sydney)

February 20, 2017

A globe-trotting coffee menu defines new Crows Nest roster Monte Alto, who offering a “Round the World” coffee experience which also explores different ways a well-made cuppa can be served. Focusing on the distinctive differences between the likes of an Austrian wiener melange, American red eye, Portuguese mazagran, Vietnamese ca phe sua da and others, […]

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Fetch Just Happened: Foot Cardigan and Paramount release a line of Mean Girls socks

February 20, 2017

Everything from political to wacky and exuberant designs are nothing new for Foot Cardigan, but this may be their best range yet. The zany online sock retailer is now taking subscriptions and individual orders for Mean Girls themed socks, featuring fetch AF designs inspired by the endlessly quotable 2004 comedy. The new line, which is […]

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