Day: 2 March 2017

Vera Blue shares new single from forthcoming debut album + announces national tour

March 2, 2017

After much anticipation, Sydney-based singer/songwriter Vera Blue has announced her debut album will be coming this year, after a few final touches. In the mean time, the first single “Private” has been released with an accompanying national tour this April. “Private” is a shift to a heavier electronic sound, experimenting with start/stop instrumentals that complement her elegant, […]

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Music Video of the Day: The Big Moon “Sucker” (2017)

March 2, 2017

British group The Big Moon are transported to the Wild West in the new music video for their catchy single “Sucker”, released this week. Taken from their forthcoming debut album Love in the 4th Dimension, “Sucker” is an ear worm of a track; the chorus filters into your head while the melody is inescapable. So too memorable […]

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Illness forces Tegan and Sara to postpone Australian tour

March 2, 2017

Sad times for Tegan and Sara fans anticipating the Quin sisters’ return to the country next week; illness has forced the duo to pull all their forthcoming dates. We last saw Tegan and Sara out this way for Splendour in the Grass last year, a celebratory trip for the girls with their eight record Love You to Death […]

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Single of the Day: Blyolk “Artshole” (2017)

March 2, 2017

Continuing to warp some clean cut pop edge with well-crafted psych elements, Melbourne artist Blyolk returns with a new single in “Artshole”. When we were first introduced to Blyolk in 2016 through the gritty “Don Wowry”, there were indicators that this was just the beginning for the interesting producer and vocalist. “Artshole” expands on those initial […]

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Melbourne pop-punk act Terra announce debut EP and new single “Watercolour”

March 2, 2017

If you like your pop-punk bright and brimming with fresh talent, look no further than Melbourne’s Terra. The band’s debut EP, Wasted Days, is a long awaited, five-track release packed with low-end rhythms and powerhouse vocals. Following Terra’s debut single “Talk is Cheap”, the second cut from the EP, “Watercolour”, has just been dropped ahead of the album’s […]

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Nikki Nicholls talks “You’ve Got A Friend”, Carole King & a very passionate music career.

March 2, 2017

There are a tiny handful of artists who are so prolific and wonderful, and have had such an enormous impact on the wider music community, that they deserve to be celebrated. But perhaps none are quite as significant, influential or prolific as the incredible Carole King. Carole’s magnificent life as a writer, musician, and artist, […]

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Aussies at SXSW 2017: Running Touch (Melbourne)

March 2, 2017

SXSW is weeks away and while we pack our bags for another chaotic trip of music discovery out in Austin, we’re checking in with some of the Australian artists bound for the music festival. One member of the local contingent we’re keen on seeing out in Texas is Running Touch. Having had a brilliant 2016, the musician looks […]

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Aussies at SXSW 2017: Beth Brown (Nashville via Newcastle)

March 2, 2017

A Novocastrian at heart, musician Beth Brown has found herself Stateside exploring a music career brimming with potential. Fusing blues with soul, folk and rock n roll, Brown will be bringing her entertaining set to Austin for SXSW this month. Before her official showcases, Beth tells us some more about her time in Nashville (where she is […]

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Doctor Who‘s Arthur Darvill to appear at Perth Oz Comic-Con

March 2, 2017

One of the most loved companions from the world of Doctor Who will be making an appearance Down Under. Best known for his role as the lovable Rory Williams, whom he played alongside Karen Gillian and Matt Smith from 2010-2012, Arthur Darvill will be making an appearance at Perth Oz-Comic Con. As well as his run […]

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Film Review: Before I Fall (USA, 2017) fails to capture the depth of Lauren Oliver’s novel

March 2, 2017

Ry Russo-Young’s adaption of Lauren Oliver’s successful 2010 youth-adult novel Before I Fall tells the story of Samantha “Sammy” Kingston (Zoey Deutch), a young woman who has it all; the best group of friends, the perfect guy and what seems to be a very bright future. However, everything changes after the fateful night of February […]

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 7 Episode 11 “Hostiles and Calamities” is a must-watch isolated episode

March 2, 2017

Tell me. Did you ever think that Eugene could carry an entire episode? Because he just did. Josh McDermitt absolutely knocked it out of the park in what can only be described as The Walking Dead’s funniest episode to date. That is, until it wasn’t. Hostiles and Calamities takes us back a few weeks (or however long […]

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Video Games Review: Horizon: Zero Dawn distills the best parts of its many influences to create something truly amazing

March 2, 2017

During my first six hours with Horizon: Zero Dawn a phrase appeared in my head and got lodged there, as phrases like to do when you write for a living. The phrase in question was “This is once-in-a-hardware-generation stuff.” It stuck with me as my playthrough progressed, and it wasn’t until I’d been away from the game […]

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Video Games Review: Gravity Rush 2 (PS4, 2017) can’t quite grasp the concept of cohesion in gameplay or storytelling

March 2, 2017

I never played 2012’s Gravity Rush. At the time it was almost a PS Vita must have. Not only because it was one of the few stand out games on the handheld but because its main feature required you to move the console around, basically showing off the fancy features of the then, fairly new […]

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Video Games Preview: Conan Exiles shows promise, but has a long walk across the desert ahead of it

March 2, 2017

If you have played any open world survival genre in the last 2 years, you’ve got a good idea how your time with Conan Exiles, even in this early state, will play out. Conan Exiles doesn’t really try anything new at this stage and for most that will be okay. It is essentially another entry in the […]

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Film Review: David Stratton: A Cinematic Life (Australia, 2017) is a love letter to the doyen of Australian cinema & our illustrious film industry

March 2, 2017

David Stratton is the doyen of Australian cinema. He is a respected film critic who has watched in excess of 25,000 films, peed on Fellini and entertained Australians for decades through his movie reviews with sparring partner Margaret Pomeranz. David Stratton: A Cinematic Life is a documentary about his life and brilliant career and is […]

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Flight Review: Virgin Australia’s Sydney to Los Angeles Premium Economy service may just be the best in market (VA1)

March 2, 2017

Though Qantas have just introduced a new Premium Economy seat and service to much excitement, Virgin Australia have been offering one of the best Premium Economy tickets in the market since last year. Taking up an intimate cabin of only 3 rows and 24 seats, the cabin heralds back to the “Business Class” of the […]

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Suey Sins, a 1920s themed Shanghai bar opens in Surry Hills (Sydney)

March 2, 2017

Nestled on Campbell Street in Surry Hills, a pinch of 1920s Shanghai has opened in Sydney this week with Suey Shins. Urban-chic wall art and neon lights will illuminate Asian fusion cocktails and small eats. The new spot was created by 25 year-old new comer Eli West who has taken inspiration for travelling, and a […]

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March Into Merivale: a night of food, cocktails and wine returns to ivy this March (Sydney)

March 2, 2017

March Into Merivale is a culinary spectacular that promises a unique and extensive spectrum of food and drinks when it returns on Wednesday, March 22nd with it’s traditionally huge launch party. The first night of March into Merivale 2017 will conquer the whole ivy complex and surrounding laneways with guests experiences a bustling Asian street […]

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The Craft & Co begins running workshops for food, gin and beer lovers (Melbourne)

March 2, 2017

The Craft & Co has become the host for a series of masterclasses and workshops for artisan produce. So whether you’re a lover of beer, coffee, cheese, or simply interested in learning new culinary skills, you have up until the end of April to participate. Widely considered as a ‘temple of artisan craft’ The Craft […]

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