Day: 16 March 2017

Music Video of the Day: Lastlings “Urges” (2017)

March 16, 2017

Lastlings have enjoyed a great run of late. Not only has their local profile continued to rise off the back of stellar shows, but the Gold Coast duo have also added an impressive label signing to their name, having jumped onboard with Exist. Recordings last month. Continuing this great streak, the siblings’ debut EP Verses is out tomorrow […]

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Solange headlines the first day of YouTube’s residency at the Coppertank for SXSW

March 16, 2017

Saint Heron descended upon the Coppertank for SXSW 2017, with Solange herself performing a brilliant headline set to mark the first day of YouTube’s programming. Joining the Saint Heron queen on stage throughout the day were some of 2017’s buzz names including AminĂ©, JAIN, James Hersey and Earthgang – sticking to YouTube’s directive of spotlighting some of […]

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Flume, Sia, Julia Jacklin and more nominated for 2017 APRA Music Awards

March 16, 2017

This week, we learned that the nominations for the 2017 APRA Music Awards have been unveiled, with some of our great songwriters being recognised for the fantastic year of music they had through 2016. As such, Flume leads the nominations (perhaps unsurprisingly) with four, while Sia follows closely behind with three noms to her name. Julia Zemiro will […]

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Hanging out with Hang Massive (UK) on their debut Australian tour

March 16, 2017

Learning about the discovery of a new species is always a mildly disorienting experience. Call it historical narcissism, or simple ignorance, but it rarely crosses my mind that as things have been discovered and invented before us, they will continue to be so long after we’re gone. Hearing the Hang for the first time, I […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Lip Sync Chicks “Bad Time Child” (2017)

March 16, 2017

Their name might indicate otherwise, but Melbourne’s Lip Sync Chicks are the genuine deal. The three piece band have released their new single, “Bad Time Child”, and as a snippet of what’s to come from them this year, it’s a nice little insight. The group cites the likes of The Cribs and The Replacements and the […]

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Disco-funk masters Tuxedo return with new single from forthcoming album, out March 24th

March 16, 2017

“The only time you wear a Tuxedo is when it’s time to party,” says Snoop Dogg on the opening track of the new album by Tuxedo, Tuxedo II. Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One are the two funk-lovers that get together to make incredibly fresh disco music under the stage name Tuxedo. The duo have been working […]

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Joey Bada$$ reveals details on new album dropping April 7th

March 16, 2017

Yesterday, New York’s Joey Bada$$ revealed on Facebook his highly-anticipated sophomore album will be released April 7th after a number of set backs called for the finishing touches. The new album, titled All-Amerikkkan Bada$$, follows up 2015’s B4.DA.$$ and features 12 tracks with a bunch of guest appearances including J.Cole, Schoolboy Q, Flatbush Zombies’ Meechy Darko and […]

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SXSW 2017: Film Festival Announces Jury and Special Awards

March 16, 2017

This week, the annual SXSW Film Festival took place, with award winners just announced. Featuring an all-star jury including Kristen Bell, Becky Cloonan and more, the jury selected winners across a variety of categories including Narrative Feature, Film Design, Short Film Making, Documentary Feature and Excellence in Poster and Title Design among others. The 2017 […]

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Music video platform Vevo to launch shared viewing experience “Watch Party” and overhauled design

March 16, 2017

Music Video streaming service Vevo has announced new additions to their already stellar mobile and desktop offerings with the launch of Watch Party for desktop, and a redesigned interface for IOS.

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First Impressions: Marvel’s Iron Fist has a shaky first half but potential to improve

March 16, 2017

It all began with Marvel’s Daredevil in 2015, then we had Jessica Jones, shortly after that came Luke Cage. Now Netflix are about to roll out the last of their street level superheroes, this time it’s Marvel’s Iron Fist and the show takes an interesting turn in mashing the sensibilities of Eastern and Western culture. […]

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Video Games Review: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch, 2017) makes the act of discovery itself your greatest reward

March 16, 2017

I spent a good half an hour trying to come up with a headline for this review before settling on the one you just clicked on. I spent a lot longer trying to review the game itself — you may notice that we’re coming in rather later with this review than some of our contemporaries. The […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Justice and Trainweck Change History – The Producers (Performances until 19th March)

March 16, 2017

It’s that time of the Fringe when you feel like you’ve seen all the big shows in the major hubs. There’s a week left, surely there’s more to the Fringe than the Garden. Now’s the time to venture further out to smaller venues such as Tandanya, Tuxedo Cat or the Producers. It’s upstairs at the […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: The Chemsex Monologues – The German Club (Performances until 19th March)

March 16, 2017

The Chemsex Monologues is a 2016 play written by British playwright Patrick Cash and performed by London Ensemble, Dragonflies Theatre. It is a confronting look at the anonymous underground world of gay sex parties in London. The narrator (Richard Watkins), sitting in a chair on a bare stage launches into graphic description of his night on drugs and […]

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WA’s Jazz by the Bay goes global with international performers in its fifth year

March 16, 2017

Jazz by the Bay, WA’s annual Jazz festival, has just announced the first of its scheduled acts, which will include several international acts for the first time in its 5-year history. The festival is a celebration for Jazz lovers from Perth and beyond, and also includes local food and wine experiences. This year, the event […]

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Theatre Review: Virginia Gay’s Calamity Jane is knee-slappingly funny (at the Hayes Theatre until 9 April)

March 16, 2017

A new take on a theatrical classic makes this Calamity Jane a must-see. And the classic I’m referring to is not the musical – it’s the oft ridiculed theatrical style of ‘Broadway dinner theatre’. Everything bar the meal is here: interactions with the audience, contemporary references (insert Trump joke here), entrances and exits through the […]

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