Day: 28 March 2017

Gear up, Guardian: Bungie announces Destiny 2

March 28, 2017

Destiny 2 is the official title of the sequel to Bungie’s monster hit MMO shooter Destiny. The developer took to the game’s official Twitter account to put an end to rumours that began to swirl last week.

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Splendour-bound Bishop Briggs (California) talks new music and a developing live show

March 28, 2017

After making waves with her breakthrough single “River”, Los Angeles based artist Bishop Briggs has been a buzz artist impossible to ignore. And now she’s coming to Australia to play Splendour in the Grass! We caught up with the emerging dark-pop Singer Songwriter while we were in Austin, Texas to talk about how her music […]

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Queens of the Stone Age, LCD Soundsystem lead 2017 Splendour in the Grass announcement

March 28, 2017

It’s here. After much speculation and #fakenews, the 2017 Splendour in the Grass line up has been revealed, with Queens of the Stone Age, LCD Soundsystem, The xx, ScHoolboy Q and more set to head to Byron Bay this winter. Splendour exclusives sit with Schoolboy Q and Future Islands, while returning 2016 artists Sigur Ros are also lined up to make a special appearance. The […]

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Watch All Our Exes Live in Texas perform “The Devil’s Part” on the streets of Austin, Texas

March 28, 2017

Hot off the heels of releasing their debut album When We Fall, Sydney quartet All Our Exes Live in Texas have returned from a successful jaunt to North America, playing a string of shows at the iconic South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas. Though the location is indeed their namesake, they were their […]

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Music Video of the Day: Astrid S “Breathe” (2017)

March 28, 2017

Norway’s Astrid S brings her latest single, “Breathe”, to life with an entertaining and definitely Tarantino-esque flair with this new video that has just been dropped on to the public. The single itself is the first piece of new music from the pop star this year and already, it’s a striking move from the award-winning artist, […]

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Solo on pouring new energy and reinvigoration into Horrorshow’s Bardo State

March 28, 2017

With the release of Horrorshow’s new album Bardo State came some of the Sydney duo’s most intensely personal material yet. Talking with Solo just ahead of the album’s release, it’s easy to gain an understanding of how much effort and enthusiasm had been poured into the record’s creative process. Having spent the last few years […]

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Amy Shark and Violent Soho win big at the 2017 Queensland Music Awards

March 28, 2017

The 2017 Queensland Music Awards (QMAs) were announced last night in Brisbane, and Violent Soho and Amy Shark sat as the night’s biggest winners – taking home Album of the Year for Waco and Song of the Year for “Adore”, respectively. Amy also took home best Pop Song and the Regional category for “Adore”, seeing […]

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Single of the Day: Battlehounds “Night Crawl” (2017)

March 28, 2017

Adelaide is positively brimming with A-grade grungy, garage-infused rock goodness at the moment. With the likes of Bad//Dreems, West Thebarton Brothel Party and Horror My Friend leading the charge out of the SA crop, Battlehounds are also coming off the bench and weighing into the fourth quarter with some blistering new music for people to wrap their heads around. Their new […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Jack Grace “Stop Your Asking” (2017)

March 28, 2017

Jack Grace is a name you may have been hearing a little more of as 2016 wound into its second half but it’s about time this musician’s profile kicked into high gear and more people become clued up to this wonderful talent. After touring with the likes of NGAIIRE and releasing his River EP in late 2016, Grace is […]

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Alex The Astronaut (Sydney) on her debut EP To Whom It May Concern, science and creativity

March 28, 2017

Sometimes you get a rare moment, when an artist is really just happy to have a chat. Not just about music, but about exactly to whom it may concern, words and how science and creativity combine. This is pretty much exactly what happened when I sat down and had a chat with Alex the Astronaut. […]

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Jonny Allen & Benji Compston of Happyness (UK) on returning to SXSW and the release of Write In

March 28, 2017

Ahead of the release of new album Write In, we hang out with Jonny and Benji from South London group Happyness. Out at SXSW recently, the lads dealt with the heat, the chaos of running about the Texan city and developing their live show for a whole variety of new crowds. Welcome to SXSW. The sun has finally come out and […]

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Getting to know Newcastle country rock band, Hurricane Fall

March 28, 2017

Hurricane Fall is an Australian four-piece country rock band, comprising of Jesse Vee on lead vocals and guitar, Pepper Deroy on lead vocals and bass, Jimmy Hick on lead guitar and Lachlan ‘Dusty’ Coffey on skins and percussion. I spoke to Jesse, Pepper and Dusty about the band and its future.

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Electric Guest talk their first album in five years Plural and returning to the road at SXSW

March 28, 2017

While at SXSW, I sat down with Asa Taccone and Matthew “Cornbread” Compto of American duo Electric Guest, who I first caught up with five years ago at SXSW, when they were releasing their debut album Mondo. Finally with a follow-up in hand, Plural, we spoke about the time it took between releases, what it feels […]

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Beth Brown on her relocation to the US & the growth of indie music within the Nashville community

March 28, 2017

Aussie artist Beth Brown has called Nashville home for a little under two years now, being one of the Australian crop of musicians to have made the jump into the Stateside pool in pursuing their musical career. So while coming to SXSW wasn’t necessarily a stretch – geography wise – for Brown, the experience was still one […]

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Looking back at Hein Cooper’s gorgeous 2016 album, The Art of Escape

March 28, 2017

Sydney based singer/songwriter Hein Cooper has progressed in leaps and bounds following the release of his debut EP in 2015, captivating listeners with soaring vocals, eclectic soundscapes and abstract lyrics. Initially found playing covers in bars five nights a week, Cooper emerged on the global stage in a whirlwind, receiving praise on Triple J Unearthed, […]

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We reflect on The Muppets with the man behind Miss Piggy, Director Frank Oz

March 28, 2017

Earlier this month at SXSW, the documentary Muppets Guys Talking: Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched premiered to much jubilation. The film is exactly as the name implies: some of the team behind the original Muppets (as well as Fraggle Rock, Sesame Street and others), got together to talk about their time on […]

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Netflix drops first teaser for Adam Wingard’s adaptation of Japanese Manga and Anime Phenomenon Death Note

March 28, 2017

Netflix has had many successes with its ‘Netflix Originals’ but in 2017, it tackles new ground with the live action adaptation of successful Japanese manga and anime series Death Note. The anime to live action track record are not in Netflix’s favour, however, this teaser trailer looks like they are far from concerned. Despite fans being split […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Beauty and the Beast achieves the biggest box office opening of the year to date

March 28, 2017

There has been a lot of movement on the charts this week, thanks to a crowded pile of new entries into cinemas over the weekend. The highly anticipated Disney remake Beauty and the Beast went straight to the top of the ladder.  It sits comfortably at no. 1, having earned $13.14m, giving it the biggest […]

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Take a first look at Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in next year’s Tomb Raider reboot

March 28, 2017

The first photos of Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander (Ex-Machina, The Danish Girl) as the iconic video game action heroine Lara Croft have been exclusively released by Vanity Fair overnight. The article also revealed more of the backstory for the new incarnation of Croft, who was last portrayed onscreen in the commercially successful Tomb Raider films by Angelina Jolie. This […]

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Tech Review: Is the Sony RX10 III the Ultimate Travel Camera?

March 28, 2017

“Now, nothing is beyond reach.” That’s what the Sony website says on the RX10 III’s page — and it’s not a lie. With a 600mm zoom range, bright F2.4-4 glass and 4K video, Sony’s little bridge camera beast might just be the hobby photographer’s ideal travel camera.

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Video Games Review: Super Bomberman R brings the 8-bit era hero to a new generation, but mines familiar territory

March 28, 2017

Bomberman is one of those gaming franchises that has achieved Institution status. For many of us, even those of us who were born in the Eighties like me, it seems like the little guy has always been around. After series developer Hudson Soft folded up in 2012, it seemed like Bomberman‘s generation spanning run had finally […]

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New Zealand actress Rachel House reflects on playing Moana‘s “Gramma Tala” (EXCLUSIVE)

March 28, 2017

One of the Summer’s biggest hits has been the Disney animated film Moana – which has its home entertainment release this week. To reflect on this film, we spoke to New Zealand actress Rachel House, who plays Gramma Tala in the film. We talk about what it took to bring the character to life, the […]

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Exploring the six most interesting food museums in Japan (because that’s a thing)

March 28, 2017

Spend a little time in Japan and you’ll quickly realize it’s a food obsessed nation. From local specialties to unique twists on pretty much everything edible the country’s love for food is potentially unmatched anywhere else in the globally. Given their serious love for eating it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Japan is potentially […]

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Stayz are now letting you pay for your holiday with exercise

March 28, 2017

Australian holiday rental site Stayz have today launched an unprecedented new concept which could change the way holiday-makers pay for their accommodation. Instead of exchanging cash for their temporary digs, people can now pay for their holiday home with every step they take. In other words, the more active you are, the cheaper your holiday. […]

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The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017: positions 51-100 have been announced

March 28, 2017

In case you haven’t heard, the highly authoritative World’s 50 Best Restaurants ceremony is being held in Melbourne next week. Often referred to as the definitive ranking of culinary excellence across the globe, the anticipated list will be released on Wednesday 5th April after much deliberation by an anonymous panel made up of over 1,000 […]

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Nike Air VaporMax finally launches in Australia

March 28, 2017

Sneaker freakers and running junkies rejoice – seven years in the making, the Nike Air VaporMax has finally arrived. Landing this week in Australia, the shoe is now available to shop at Nike.com, Hype DC and Footlocker – and we’re sure these kicks will disappear pretty quickly. This year marks 30 years of the Nike […]

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Win a double pass to Wanderlust 108, the world’s largest yoga and lifestyle event

March 28, 2017

Wanderlust 108 is the world’s largest yoga and lifestyle event, and it’s back in down under for a third year! Explore the idea of Wanderlust even further when it comes to town especially when the day itself will be a world first; a mindful triathlon. This involves is a five kilometre walk or run, a […]

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