Day: 22 February 2017

Exclusive Single Premiere: Clap Clap Riot “Tired of Getting Old” (2017)

February 22, 2017

Clap Clap Riot‘s new single “Tired of Getting Old” arrives at a perfect time for the band, in terms of pushing their trajectory even further upward. Last year, the band’s infectious tune “Help Me” was released to wide acclaim and it positioned Clap Clap Riot as a band we needed to be watching. With “Tired […]

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Neil Finn added to Bluesfest line up alongside Remi, Playing for Change and more

February 22, 2017

As the countdown for Bluesfest continues to to wind down, the festival organisers have added a new round of names to the Easter Weekend event. In the wake of the various cancellations Bluesfest have suffered this year, headliner-wise, they’ve been making it up to punters with the addition of the likes of Neil Finn, Remi and more […]

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Single of the Day: Pumarosa “Dragonfly” (2017)

February 22, 2017

Pumarosa‘s star continues to rise with the release of their latest single, “Dragonfly”. Taken from the band’s debut album The Witch (out in May), the single flies effortlessly, with Isabel Muñoz-Newsome‘s vocals simply haunt. As the band explains, “Dragonfly” represents a sense of learning to become vulnerable. “We are so used to protecting ourselves from each other that […]

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Album Review: Fránçois & The Atlas Mountains – Solide Mirage (2017 LP)

February 22, 2017

Here’s a fun fact: Other than English, French is the only other language to appear on all government authorised passports worldwide. Why I know that? I have no idea. Here’s another fun fact: The extent of my French vocabulary is limited to what I learnt in Year 8. I remember a handful of words and […]

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Damien Leith talks music legends and similarities between Irish & Country music

February 22, 2017

Singer-songwriter Damien Leith is about to hit the road with his huge 25-date Roy – A Tribute to Roy Orbison – The Hall of Fame Tour. With two albums in the works; I caught up with Damien to talk about Roy, Elvis and how he’s making an impact in the country music world.

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Take your first look at the full cast of Alien: Covenant

February 22, 2017

Directed by Ridley Scott, filmed in Australia and featuring a stellar international cast – including no less than five Aussies in key roles* – you can say we’re more than a little excited about the release of the latest film in the Alien saga – Alien: Covenant. To whet our appetite, 20th Century Fox have […]

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Win a double pass to experience a movie from a bed in Parramatta Park with “Mov’In Bed”

February 22, 2017

Starting in March 2017, when the nights are cooling down and when it’s pure pleasure to crawl under the blanket, Mov’In Bed takes the outdoor cinema experience to the next level. No more sore back, no more sore neck, no more need to use your backpack as a pillow. Watch a movie in the comfort […]

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Win a double pass to see Stand By Me at Sydney’s In The House

February 22, 2017

For some, it’s the last real taste of innocence, and the first real taste of life. But for everyone, it’s the time that memories are made of. Rob Reiner’s nostalgic classic Stand By Me is back on the big screen at Event Cinemas George St March 3rd, it’s one of those treasures absolutely not to […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Hidden Figures skyrockets to the top to the charts

February 22, 2017

So it looks as though Australian audiences want more than light S&M in the bedroom, with Hidden Figures, the Taraji P. Henson film about female African-American mathematicians at NASA, taking the top spot this week. In its opening week, it made $3.25m and beat out Fifty Shades Darker for no. 1. Like many of the […]

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Virgin Australia to introduce Business Class service on 14 more regional routes next month

February 22, 2017

From 1st March 2017, 14 of Virgin Australia‘s regional routes currently operated sans Business Class seats on board their Embraer 190 or Fokker F100 aircraft, will be upgraded to their 737-800 aircraft, meaning that Business Class will be introduced on the routes for the first time. The routes are: Broome to Perth Brisbane to Proserpine Brisbane […]

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Hotel Review: Rydges Sydney Airport is more than just a location

February 22, 2017

No one’s ever boasted about staying in what’s widely referred to as an “Airport Hotel” before. The very idea evokes sighs of “well, if I have to” and images of frugality far from what one would expect from a night’s stay in a hotel that isn’t exactly budget. Sure, that’s true for some properties which […]

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Aussies Abroad: Jagwar Ma plot massive world tour; announce spots on UK’s Truck Festival and Canada’s WayHome Music and Arts Festival

February 22, 2017

Sydney born psychedelic dance trio Jagwar Ma are set to spend the first half of the year touring Every Now & Then around the world, kicking off with a massive UK and Europe tour next month. They’ve also just announced that they’ll appear at the 20th Annual Truck Festival in the UK, headlining the Market Stage […]

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Aussies Abroad: Vera Blue sets her sights on America with March tour

February 22, 2017

Vera Blue is well and truly part of the new wave of young Australian artists pushing forward with innovative and captivating pop music and luckily for Americans, Vera is headed for them next! Alongside appearances at SXSW at the top of the tour, Vera Blue will be on the road throughout America until the end of March. […]

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Smash hit podcast My Dad Wrote A Porno set for Australia and New Zealand tour

February 22, 2017

Jamie Morton’s smash hit podcast My Dad Wrote A Porno has been given the stage show treatment, and will tour Australia and New Zealand later this year. Imagine you found out that your sixty year old father wrote erotic fiction. What would you do? Well, when Jamie Morton found himself in that situation, the answer […]

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Book Review: Helen Razer’s The Helen 100 is a brutally honest look at heartbreak and BBQ chicken

February 22, 2017

There was the bride stripped bare and now there’s the dumped stripped without a care. In The Helen 100, broadcaster and writer, Helen Razer is disarmingly honest in recounting the aftermath of the breakdown of her 15-year relationship. It’s a tale that thumbs its nose at traditional, dating self-help guides and instead offers something more […]

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Win a double pass to see Superhal in Sydney

February 22, 2017

The Puzzle Collective are proud to present the world premiere of Superhal, a reimagining of Shakespeare’s Henriad as a superhero origin story, at NIDA Parade Theatre in Kensington from March 7th to 18th. In an alternate England ruled by beings with superhuman powers, the young Prince Hal rebels against his father, the King, by associating […]

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Neil Perry adds spice to Saké Jr’s new menu in Sydney and Melbourne

February 22, 2017

Australia’s leading chef, Neil Perry has designed the dishes for Saké Jr’s new menu. Combining the latest food trends from Tokyo with his focus on ethically sourced local produce, Perry will be bringing sustainable dishes to causal diners at the brand’s locations in Sydney and Melbourne. The new dinner menus have launched at Saké Jr Collins Lane […]

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Top chefs join forces for UNICEF Australia’s Syria Crisis Appeal for Children (Melbourne)

February 22, 2017

Following the inspiring success of #CookForSyria in the UK, Australia’s top kitchen talent join forces to do their bit for children displaced by the conflict in Syria. Throughout March, UNICEF Australia’s Syria Crisis Appeal for Children launches a month-long campaign where restaurateurs, chefs, bakers and café owners from around the country cook their favourite signature […]

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Esprit de Figues: world’s first fresh fig liqueur launches in Australia

February 22, 2017

Crafted from age-old French techniques, Esprit de Figues has been perking interest around the world from the fact that it’s the very first true fresh fig liqueur to be made. It didn’t take long for demand to bring it to Australia either, as now anyone is able to buy themselves a bottle of the rich […]

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Algerian food front and centre at Northcote’s new restaurant: Camus (Melbourne)

February 22, 2017

Legendary French philosopher and author Albert Camus serves as the namesake for Westgarth’s forthcoming 100-seat Camus restaurant, the newest venture by acclaimed Alergian-born chef Pierre Khodja and a platform for the expression of his identity. Khodja, who grew up in Marseille, relates to Camus’ work in that the chef had similar experiences to the famed […]

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