Day: 24 March 2017

Travis Collins takes home three CMC music awards as 2017 winners are revealed

March 24, 2017

It’s been yet another incredible year of Australian country music, and what a better way to cap it off then with the 2017 CMC awards. Hosted by Morgan Evans, the award ceremony, now in its 7th year, is the only viewer voted country music awards in the industry, giving fans and listeners a real chance to back their […]

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Spoon deliver Hot Thoughts to Sydney; captivate their audience free of gimmick

March 24, 2017

Thursday night, American act Spoon performed to a fully packed Metro Theatre, travelling in the wake of their latest release, Hot Thoughts. The most noticeable and impressing aspect of the band’s performance was its intentional understatement: the set was free of gimmick, distracting light design, or larger-than-life rock star ego, and yet was effectively captivating in […]

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SLØTFACE (Norway) talk touring and new music at SXSW

March 24, 2017

Norway’s own SLØTFACE came to SXSW with a fiery live show to be brandished and brandish they did over their trip to Austin. We were lucky enough to sit down and chat with the band – Halvard Skeie Wiencke, Tor-Arne Vikingstad, Haley Shea and Lasse Lokøy – to find out how their SXSW had treated them as well as their […]

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Allday shares new track from second album + announces national headline tour

March 24, 2017

This week Allday has taken a break from his usual Facebook banter to share a brand new single from his highly anticipated second album, as well headline tour dates in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane in July. “In Motion” is the rapper’s favourite song from the new album Speeding, and features glowing, electronic production from […]

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Punk-rock legends Black Lips share new track from their eighth studio album, due May 5th

March 24, 2017

Returning with their eighth studio album and first new music in three years, Atlanta rockers Black Lips have revealed Satan’s graffiti or God’s art? is set for release May 5th on Vice Records. Black Lips have continuously shifted, evolved and endured the test of time to come out blazing as one of the most prevalent and significant […]

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Mark Gable of The Choirboys on new music, touring and the magic of AC/DC

March 24, 2017

Mark Gable is the front man and founding member of the Australian hard rock band, The Choirboys. Formed in 1978, with Mark on lead vocals, Ian Hulme on bass guitar, Brad Carr on lead guitar and Lindsay Tebbutt on drums. He also penned the classic Australian anthem, Run To Paradise..

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Music Video of the Day: Baby Blue “Concentrate” (2017)

March 24, 2017

We can’t deny that we’ve been won over by Baby Blue‘s charm.The Melbourne group has recently swelled to a four-piece, and they just keep on delivering delicious tunes. They’re just about to finish up a residency at The Tote, have an anticipated EP due for release in April, and are the opening act for Boogie Festival […]

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Winners of the AU review’s 4th Annual SXSW Awards announced

March 24, 2017

We’re excited to reveal the winners of the AU review’s 4th Annual SXSW Awards, which celebrates the best performances and events we caught at the Austin, Texas festival – and some of the disappointments too. BEST AUSTRALIAN GROUP All Our Exes Live in Texas There was no shortage of great Australian bands at SXSW this […]

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PlayStation Store Celebrating A Decade of Downloads With Anniversary Sale

March 24, 2017

Sony Interactive Entertainment Australia is today celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Playstation Store and a full decade of downloads with great sales across a wide range of titles. To mark the momentous occasion, players can enjoy the ‘Only on Playstation’ sale, now live on the PS Store until April 5th. On sale are a […]

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SXSW Interview: Animals co-creators Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano take acid and talk Bill Cosby

March 24, 2017

The second season of HBO’s animated series Animals just premiered, and in anticipation of its release I sat down with the series creators Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano at SXSW to talk about its return, Bill Cosby, warping minds, The Duplass Brothers (the series’ Executive Producers) and taking acid on 3-11. So I just came […]

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SXSW Interview: Austin native Aaron Burns chats about his new Latino horror film, Madre and the need to create

March 24, 2017

Hot on the heels of the news that the global streaming rights to his new horror film Madre had been picked up by Netflix at SXSW 2017, our own Larry Heath sat down with the film’s director Aaron Burns for a chat that spans his career-to-date,  his process, a never-ending desire to create and the influences that […]

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Full program revealed for 20th Annual Spanish Film Festival, including closing film The Trip to Spain

March 24, 2017

The Spanish Film Festival has just revealed the stellar line-up for its 20th anniversary, with a star-studded line-up of films featuring performances from Penélope Cruz, Steve Coogan, Maribel Verdú and Rob Brydon in a new installment of The Trip, alongside a whole plethora of brilliant Spanish films. The centrepiece film this year will be Berlinale […]

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Love Actually legend Bill Nighy to tour Australia for Their Finest

March 24, 2017

Transmission Films have announced that the brilliant BAFTA and Golden Globe award-winning actor Bill Nighy will be travelling across Australia to promote his upcoming film, Their Finest with special event screenings in Sydney and Melbourne in April. “The opportunity to host an actor as beloved as Bill Nighy is an absolute privilege,” said Transmission Films […]

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Director Sam Wainwright Douglas talks about releasing Through The Repellent Fence in Donald Trump’s America at SXSW

March 24, 2017

While at SXSW, we caught the brilliant documentary Through The Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film (read our review HERE). The film documents a Land Art project by Post Commodity, situated on the border between Mexico and the United States – the future home of Trump’s proposed border wall. I sat down with the film’s Austin based […]

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Microtransactions: What Are They Good For?

March 24, 2017

Growing up playing video games, there was never any need to pay more after an initial purchase. You’d walk down to your local Toys”R”Us, pick up your brand new copy of Digimon World 3, plonk it in the disc drive of your scratched up PlayStation and you’d be off. If there was an issue with […]

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Adam Suckling, CEO of The Copyright Agency discusses the Cultural Fund and bringing Indigenous stories to the classroom

March 24, 2017

Earlier this year it was announced that The Copyright Agency was to team up with remote publishing house Magabala Books, and the Australian Literary Educators Association to devise a series of specially created teaching resources for 15 Indigenous stories; which would then be made available to teachers via the Reading Australia website. These resources have […]

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5 risqué acts to see at the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

March 24, 2017

There’s all manner of comedy at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival, from theatre, to stand up to improv. We have already put together a bunch of great shows you go and see already. Some people like to go all out and either shock, deal with subjects that push the edge, or simply provide thought-provoking stuff […]

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