Day: 26 March 2017

Lewis Watson talks midnight and the expectation of early success when it comes to young artists

March 26, 2017

The UK has long been associated with producing beloved singer songwriters with the ability to touch new generations of music fans right round the globe. Now more than ever, the rise of social media and music sharing platforms have connected young fan bases with recording artists in the infancy of their careers and in the […]

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Adelaide’s The Coconut Kids reflect on their first SXSW, look ahead to BlenheimFest and more

March 26, 2017

Adelaide outfit The Coconut Kids recently made their American debut at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas. I sat down with Julian and Ash from the group while in Austin to talk about what took them to the iconic event, the experiences they’ve had over there and what’s coming next for […]

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Lorde returns with two new tracks from her sophomore album, Melodrama, out June 16th

March 26, 2017

Ya girl Lorde is back! It’s been a little over two years since we fell in love with her breakthrough debut Pure Heroine and in the mean time, Lorde’s been busy starting her 20’s. Melodrama will be released on June 16th via Universal Music Australia and is already shaping up to be one of the most highly anticipated […]

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We take a look back at Jhené Aiko’s debut LP Souled Out

March 26, 2017

It was around this time last year that Jhené Aiko came to our shores to tour her debut studio album Souled Out. After a decade gaining the real world experience the unchosen path of teen stardom would have denied her, Souled Out has been cast as Aiko’s musical renaissance.  Since the album’s release in 2014, Aiko […]

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Album Review: The Franklin Electric – This Is How I Let You Down (2016 LP)

March 26, 2017

Canadian four-piece The Franklin Electric have been moving and shaking in the folk scene since 2012, entering and winning a Nashville songwriting competition with over 8000 other bands from around the world. Flavoured with alternative pop, their debut LP This Is How I Let You Down layers perceptive lyrics with string-based harmonies, emotive piano chords and their self-proclaimed secret weapon, the […]

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Blizzard announces StarCraft: Remastered coming mid-year

March 26, 2017

Blizzard Entertainment are revisiting their 1998 megahit RTS StarCraft, and its expansion StarCraft: Brood War, releasing a new high-definition version dubbed StarCraft: Remastered. The announcement was made by Blizzard president Mike Morhaime in Seoul, South Korea this afternoon at the I <3 StarCraft fan event. Hit the jump to see it in all its glory.

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Director Tommy O’Haver and writer Irene Turner on why we’ll love to hate Netflix’s The Most Hated Woman in America

March 26, 2017

Just released on Netflix, the biopic The Most Hated Woman in America is the true story of iconic Atheist activist Madalyn Murray O’Hair, starring a brilliant Melissa Leo in the title role. The film had is world premiere earlier this month at SXSW and while there, I sat down with the film’s director Tommy O’Haver […]

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AF French Film Festival Review: A Woman’s Life (France/Belgium, 2016) is a melancholy look into a past patriarchal life

March 26, 2017

A dark, moving yet warming adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s classic novel Une vie is eloquently created in to a period arthouse picture by director Stéphane Brizé (The Measure of a Man), as a young woman comes to grasp the turmoil that unfolds around her in 19th-century France. The aesthetic of the film is created perfectly by […]

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Handa Opera’s CARMEN spells out the opera in fierce red against the backdrop of Sydney Harbour (Performances until April 23rd)

March 26, 2017

CARMEN. Big block letters spell out the opera in fierce red against the backdrop of Sydney Harbour, an outline of a bull back to back with the lettering. Nothing takes away from the thrill of gazing upon the stage at Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour each year and seeing the cityscape stretch behind, but this […]

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Dance Review: The Australian Ballet bring yet another triple bill masterpiece to audiences with Faster (performances commence in Sydney on April 7)

March 26, 2017

There is nothing quite like seeing a contemporary ballet reflect the world in which we live in. For such a traditional dance form where discipline is paramount in the execution of movement, to see such fluidity and freedom amidst the dancers is refreshing and forward-thinking. The Australian Ballet‘s Artistic Director David McAllister says this triple […]

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National Theatre Live has done it again, this time with Hedda Gabler (In Select Cinemas from 1st April)

March 26, 2017

I officially have a new hobby – seeing any National Theatre Live film that comes to Australia. This is a genius concept that has been going on for a number of years but this particular viewing was my first time. Imagine being able to see the best of British theatre at the cinemas?! Genius I tell […]

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MICF Review: Why you HAVE to see Trainspotting Live (Performances in Melbourne until April 13)

March 26, 2017

This will be the best night out at the theatre you will ever experience. But be warned; no one is safe. If you’re not into audience participation then this show probably isn’t for you but I’m telling you now if you miss this show you will be sorry. Fresh from sold-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival […]

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Darlo Country Club launches Parisian inspired St-Germain brunch sessions (Sydney)

March 26, 2017

This past weekend was the beginning of a new weekly series at Darlinghurst favourite Darlo Country Club. The St-Germain Brunch Club will help transform the venue into an old-world Paris vibe with live music, a curated menu and, of course, bespoke Elderflower infused cocktails from now until September. Guests are transported to a 1920s Parisian […]

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