Day: 9 March 2017

Five Albums You Must Listen to This Week (#003)

March 9, 2017

We’re back for another week! Five new albums from five very different artists – check out why our crew think the likes of NAO, Fenech-Soler and NGAIIRE should be on your list of must-listens this week! FENECH-SOLER – Zilla (2017) By Michael Prebeg After disappearing for a while, Fenech-Soler are back with one of their most exciting records yet. They teased us […]

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Single of the Day: Saskwatch “December Nights” (2017)

March 9, 2017

Saskwatch have returned triumphantly with their new single, “December Nights”! We’ve been waiting for this one to come through a little while now and in terms of their new direction, it hasn’t sounded clearer. Jam-packed with swag and their unique style – “December Nights” is a positive nod forward for the Melbourne band and the […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Kiko Smokes “Who’s Your New Best Friend?” (2017)

March 9, 2017

Kiko Smokes have come through with their second single in “Who’s Your New Best Friend?”, a fitting follow up effort from their impressive debut, “Headline”. From the vocals to the noticeable lift in production and the fusion of guitars and melody, “Who’s Your New Best Friend?” is a stamp of presence from the band, who […]

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Playing times for The Hills Are Alive revealed

March 9, 2017

The 9th annual The Hills Are Alive Festival has just announced its playing times, for what is shaping up to be an unmissable year. The idyllic music and comedy festival, set amongst rolling hills in South Gippsland, is a three-day celebration that is truly other worldly, with free camping, BYO, field games, street food, chill out […]

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Mazda Studio SXSW Showcases Announced, featuring Tkay Maidza

March 9, 2017

The musical mecca that is SXSW is fast nearing, with an amazing suite of showcases announced for the Mazda Studio at Empire, presented by SPIN, Stereogum and VIBE. Sharing the stage with some massive acts, including Danny Brown, Mastodon, The New Pornographers, Beach Slang and Chastity Belt, is Australia’s own Tkay Maidza, a mammoth accomplishment for the South Australian artist. […]

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Ex Cops’ Brian Harding announces debut album under new project, Blond Ambition

March 9, 2017

Blond Ambition is the delightful new pop project born by Brian Harding, who is one half of the Brooklyn alt-rock band, Ex Cops, and also part of a new wave of musicians opting to ditch the “E” in “blonde”. Blond Ambition’s  forthcoming debut album, Slow All Over, is a groove-oriented release that sees Harding use cues from the early […]

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SXSW: Better Call Saul pop-up Los Pollos Hermanos restaurant tops AMC’s biggest ever presence

March 9, 2017

US network AMC have revealed its biggest ever presence at SXSW in Austin, Texas, with a pop-up Los Pollos Hermanos restaurant from Better Call Saul amongst its most prominent activation at the iconic festival. The network also will have presence from their brand new series The Son and returning favourite Preacher – which originally premiered […]

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Scott Ludlam and The Greens unveil plan to restore the Australian video games industry, and it starts in WA

March 9, 2017

Western Australian Greens senator Scott Ludlam has unveiled a new plan to boost the Australian video games industry overnight. The plan seeks to reinstate the Australian Interactive Games Fund, but also looks to turn the Western Australian capital Perth into the new hub of Australian games development

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Film Review: A Few Less Men (UK, 2017) is conventional comedy with its heart in the right place

March 9, 2017

Three British lads on holidays in Australia for a wedding face a dilemma that would put a damper on any getaway. One of the groomsmen has died (after a drunken romp through the Australian outback, it seems), and now the two remaining groomsmen and the groom, the dead bloke’s three best mates, make it their […]

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War releases first gameplay trailer

March 9, 2017

Monolith Productions’ Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the upcoming sequel to their 2014 surprise hit Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, has given fans their first look at the game in action.

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A look back at Travis Fimmel’s finest moments as Ragnar Lothbrok on Vikings

March 9, 2017

Warning: Massive Spoilers Ahead! Season four of Vikings concluded in Australia this week and amongst its brutal body count one death was felt most profoundly: that of Ragnar Lothbrok, portrayed by our own Travis Fimmel. The Norse hero died as legend foretold, in a pit of snakes. It is no secret that Fimmel was a […]

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Huge Australian and New Zealand cast revealed for Peter Jackson’s Mortal Engines big screen adaptation

March 9, 2017

A talented ensemble of Australian actors have been cast in Mortal Engines, a film based on the award winning book series of the same name from British author Philip Reeve. Australian actors Sophie Cox, Menik Gooneratne, Andrew Lees and Terry Norris join the cast, as well as Kiwi actors Mark Hadlow, Nathaniel Lees, Caren Pistorius, […]

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11 films you can’t miss at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas

March 9, 2017

Kicking off in Austin tomorrow, this year’s SXSW has one of their most eclectic line-ups ever, full of hidden treasures through the entire line-up. Trying to cut it down to just ten picks of the event proved impossible, so here are our 11 picks of the films you can’t miss at South by Southwest 2017: […]

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Video Games Review: Death Squared (PS4, 2017) makes death a learning experience

March 9, 2017

Over the course of the first 50 levels of Death Squared, I accidentally sent my loyal robot companions to their deaths over 260 times. But each time, I learned something new, and was able to press on to new and greater heights in the game. The further I delved into the game, the more I […]

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Book Review: Jane Rawson’s From the Wreck is a haunting blend of fact and fantasy

March 9, 2017

In 1859, the steamship Admella sinks off the coast of South Australia. One of the few survivors is George Hills, who never quite manages to shake the events of the wreck. But George is haunted by more than just the cost of his survival, as a creature from another dimension who survived in the guise […]

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Parrtjima – A Festival In Light will illuminate the Territory in 2017

March 9, 2017

The Northern Territory presents in its second year, Parrtjima – A Festival In Light. The magnificent free public event showcases the oldest living culture through the newest technology, illuminating 2.5 kilometres of the McDonnell Ranges, a 300-million-year-old canvas, plus more from Friday 22nd September to Sunday 1st October in Alice Springs. The showcase is an […]

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Luke Mangan opens burger focused Chicken Confidential in Chifley Plaza (Sydney)

March 9, 2017

World renowned for his 19 venues across the globe, highly regarded celebrity chef Luke Mangan (Glass Brasserie, Mojo) has become the latest in an impressive group of accomplished chefs to throw their hat into the overcrowded burger ring. Mangan, who plans to make this foray into fast-food a global chain, has opened his very first […]

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The Dolphin Hotel introduce fancy premium sandwiches for lunch (Surry Hills)

March 9, 2017

As part of a mid-week lunch program The Dolphin , one of 2016’s best openings, will now be doing up some fancy looking premium sandwiches with quality local ingredients sourced by Maurice Terzini and Monty Koludrovic. Some of the finest names in local produce have come together to help take this a whole new level, […]

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Fashion Week struts to the shores of Avoca Beach

March 9, 2017

Avoca Beach on the Central Coast will transform into a festive fashion runway to celebrate local style and talent powerhouses. The inaugural Central Coast Fashion week is kicking off Wednesday 22nd March, at Bombini restaurant on Avoca Drive. There will be a series of workshops and free events with leading fashion designers and influencers including, […]

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