Day: 27 February 2017

Apes hitting the road to preview debut album Stranger Than Strangers in March & April

February 27, 2017

Apes are going to be back on the road soon, but this time, they’re bringing me tasty snippets of their highly anticipated debut record, Stranger Than Strangers. The album, coming out this May, has a been a while in the coming for the Melbourne based band and it’s been one we’ve been so excited to get our […]

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Album Review: Iluka – Blue My Soul (2017 EP)

February 27, 2017

Iluka first appeared on the national music scene in 2011, releasing EPs To The Place and Eyes Closed under her given name, Nikki Thorburn. The youthful acoustics of her earlier releases hinted at the raw creative talent Iluka brings to her songwriting, and as her musical style has evolved from such quietly enchanting pieces to the […]

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Single of the Day: Dead Letter Circus “One Step” (2017)

February 27, 2017

Brisbane’s Dead Letter Circus are soon to be on the road celebrating the 10th anniversary of their breakthrough debut EP by way of unveiling the new album, The Endless Mile. The 11 track album showcases re-imagined versions of the original six-track EP, as well as some re-imagined tunes from across This is the Warning, The Catalyst Fire and Aesthesis. As a […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: The Sand Dollars “Chops” (2017)

February 27, 2017

The latest single from The Sand Dollars is here in the form of “Chops” – chunky and fitted out with guitar riffs sure to catch your ear, “Chops” is a fine example of what’s to come from these guys. The indie rock melodies soar while the presentation of “Chops” demonstrates the development The Sand Dollars have undergone over […]

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Argentinian indie-pop dream Tei Shi announces debut album & shares new single, “Keep Running”

February 27, 2017

Born in Buenos Aires and growing up between Colombia and Canada, newcomer Tei Shi (born Valerie Teicher) is making her introduction to the pop scene with the announcement of her debut album, Crawl Space, coming to us March 31st on Downtown/Interscope Records. Crawl Space documents Tei Shi’s personal transformation into the confident artist she is today. […]

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The Smith Street Band announce new album, More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me, due April 7

February 27, 2017

With two singles already revealed, the huge punk anthem “Death To The Lads” and more recently, “Birthdays”, your favourite Aussie-rock legends The Smith Street Band have announced their fourth studio album will finally be released April 7th. Titled More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me, it will be the boys first release on […]

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Suicide Silence on bullet trains, Deathcore & their game changing self-titled record

February 27, 2017

There’s definitely a unique formula that a band establishes pretty early on, which always seems to line up with success and longevity. A lot of the time, the success of this particular formula is often measured by fan based dedication, especially as your guitars get louder, the vocals get grittier and the sound gets a […]

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Album Review: FOAM – Coping Mechanisms (2017 LP)

February 27, 2017

FOAM, the trio out of Perth who have been making waves since 2012 with the raucous live shows, have this month released their first full length, Coping Mechanisms. Recorded over two years and following up four successful EP’s, Coping Mechanisms is an experimental shift in style that proves this alt-rock act have a far more expansive world […]

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Ashland on their debut album Wildfire, creative collaborations & beef jerky

February 27, 2017

As incredibly passionate music fans, we all have our niche. Whether this be your indie anthems, your country tunes or your sweaty punk jams that have you thrashing about in public places but… regardless of where you throw your heart eyes genre wise, I think we all have a soft spot for the pop-rock anthem. […]

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Georgia Fields talks fairytales, upcoming show with string quartet & lessons learned from a decade of releasing music

February 27, 2017

Even after one listen to Melbourne singer-songwriter Georgia Fields, her soft, folk charm is completely encapsulating.  Her most recent release Astral Debris, which she will perform with a string quartet at Northcote Uniting Church, is bound to be a completely ethereal and moving performance. Although the album is shrouded in themes of fairytales and mythology, […]

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Warner Bros. announces Middle-earth: Shadow of War following Target Canada leaks

February 27, 2017

Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the direct sequel to the 2014 sleeper hit Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, will release on August 22 on all major platforms. The announcement comes a day after images of the game leaked via a pre-order listing on Target Canada’s website yesterday.

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Moonlight upsets with a Best Picture win as La La Land takes home six Oscars

February 27, 2017

In a moment that is sure to go down as one of the more embarrassing in Oscar History, the wrong winner was announced for Best Picture at the 89th Annual Academy Awards today, as Bonnie and Clyde’s Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway revealed the winner as La La Land, before Moonlight eventually accepted the prize. The […]

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Hugo Weaving hits the small screen as ABC’s new drama series Seven Types of Ambiguity to air in April

February 27, 2017

A new drama series starring Hugo Weaving and based on Elliot Perlman’s critically acclaimed novel will air on ABC and iView this April. Seven Types of Ambiguity is described as “an exploration of the complicated emotional terrain of relationships and the risks people will go to in the name of love.” The synopsis from ABC reads: […]

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Video Games Review: Dragon Ball Fusions (Nintendo 3DS, 2017)

February 27, 2017

As a fan of the Dragon Ball franchise, its newest handheld entry, Dragon Ball Fusions, was an absolute delight. Blending the colourful characters of Akira Toriyama’s ever-expanding series with surprisingly addictive turn-based gameplay, Fusions provides an entertaining and gorgeous-looking romp through the many worlds and environments of the Dragon Ball series. While it may not […]

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Video Game Review: Berserk and the Band of the Hawk (PS4, 2017) is a bloody good time marred by repetitive design

February 27, 2017

Berserk and the Band of the Hawk bases its narrative on the popular and long-running manga series of the same name. It’s only natural that such a franchise would eventually be adopted into the gaming sphere. Further, Berserk‘s gory and action-oriented nature seem like they’d be the perfect ingredients for a Dynasty Warriors style beat […]

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Book Review: Meshel Laurie’s Buddhism for Break-ups is the Buddhist dating equivalent of Chicken Soup for the Soul

February 27, 2017

There are many people who ask themselves, “What would Jesus do?” but in the case of Meshel Laurie, it was, “What would Buddha do?” The Australian writer, comedian and radio personality was looking towards her Buddhist faith as a way of making sense of the end of her 19 year marriage. Except that there were […]

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Where to find the best pizza in Sydney

February 27, 2017

Whether it’s from a Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN) accredited pizzaiolo (which is basically a nod of authenticity from a strict board in Naples) or an inventive chef looking to do things slightly different, Sydney has no shortage of talented pizza makers. You’ll find some of the best slices in all of Australia across the […]

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