Day: 30 March 2017

Áine Tyrrell steps in to replace NGAIIRE at the Rock and Roll Writers Festival this weekend

March 30, 2017

Irish performer and writer Áine Tyrrell has been announced as a late addition to the 2017 Rock and Roll Writers Festival, in place of NGAIIRE, who is unable to travel to Brisbane for the event this weekend. Despite the wickedly dodgy weather much of Queensland has withstood overnight, the festival is still very much going ahead this Saturday and […]

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

March 30, 2017

Melbourne’s Saskwatch have brought us the visuals for their latest tune, “December Nights”; matching the vibrancy and boldness of the music itself, the band hits the Coburg Velodrome for a great block party. Focus centres on frontwoman Nkechi Anele as she dances and embodies the celebratory and fun nature of the clip, directed by Lucy Alcorn and Rhys Kenny. “We […]

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SXSW buzz artist Sigrid (Norway) on the success of “Don’t Kill My Vibe”

March 30, 2017

We were lucky enough to land some time with emerging superstar Sigrid while at SXSW – in Austin off the back of the successful hit “Don’t Kill My Vibe”, the Norwegian artist took some time out from her shows to fill us in on the positive momentum the song has spurred for her. So, you’re here off the […]

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Montaigne touring with I Know Leopard this July and August

March 30, 2017

Following a slew of successful festival appearances dotted about the country, Montaigne is going to be back out on the road for a run of headline shows during July and August with I Know Leopard. No doubt, the prep for good times for Montaigne will continue over the next few weeks, as she heads out on tour for […]

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Exclusive Album Premiere: Apakatjah – In Between (2017 LP)

March 30, 2017

This is an album we have been waiting for eagerly for some time now. Since being introduced to Alice Springs duo Apakatjah up in Darwin last year, we have been captivated and endeared by their fiery talent and musicality that is only just being introduced to audiences outside the Top End. A successful introduction to the east […]

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Honeyblood (Glasgow) on the artistry of an album, songwriting & creative perspective

March 30, 2017

The first time I heard “Sea Hearts” it felt like I’d finally found the track I’d been searching for. It’s catchy, fun, but there’s something so incredibly ferocious and unapologetic about it at the same time. The track of course, comes from Scottish duo, Honeyblood and their second album Babes Never Die. Whilst the band […]

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Album Review: Polish Club – Alright Already (2017 LP)

March 30, 2017

This just in: guitar and drums aren’t dead. Who’d have thought it? In an age where every man, woman, and dog seem to only use synths and drum pads, Sydney two-piece Polish Club have gone about releasing a blistering debut album. On the back of a couple years crafting their blues and garage rock sound, […]

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Perfume Genius returns with new single from forthcoming album, No Shape, out May 5th

March 30, 2017

Perfume Genius, the enigmatic musical/art project by Mike Hadreas, has announced his fourth studio album No Shape will be released May 5th on Matador Records. It’s been a patient wait since his breakthrough release Too Bright (2014) which created an instant impression for Perfume Genius as a voice that conducts the world’s first art-pop church music. […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: The Dollar Bill Murrays “The More You Know” (2017)

March 30, 2017

Brisbane’s The Dollar Bill Murrays have doled out some great new sounds in their new tune “The More You Know”, continuing to traverse the alt-rock territory bands like QOTSA and Arctic Monkeys have also applied flair to in the past. Grungy swag matches talented writing and arrangements, as the band blends great rock melody with inescapable […]

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Against the Current returning to Australia in October

March 30, 2017

New York’s Against The Current will be back in Australia, this time headlining their own tour, this October! Along with their shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, the trio will be hitting Auckland as part of their ‘In Our Bones World Tour’. The pop rock group have become a phenomenon online and first experienced Australia back […]

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Shawn Mendes brings his ‘Illuminate World Tour’ to Australia & NZ this November and December

March 30, 2017

After his wildly successful debut Australian shows at the tail end of last year, Shawn Mendes is extending his reach down this end of the globe this November and December! The Illuminate World Tour is set to hit New Zealand as well as Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth for the first time and will offer fans the opportunity […]

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Single of the Day: Xavier Omär “Afraid” (2017)

March 30, 2017

We’ve been loving this new track from Xavier Omär today in “Afraid” – a dose of R&B we never knew we needed on this Thursday afternoon. The song, produced by Bizness Boi, has been released via Red Bull Sound Select and is already gathering up kudos online for its honesty and emotional delivery. Omär executes vulnerability and earnestness on […]

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Album Review: Local Natives – Sunlit Youth (2017 LP)

March 30, 2017

On Local Natives‘ third full-length effort, we see the five-piece opting to stay consistent with their sound on their 12-track offering of harmony-rich, up-beat indie-rock. Sunlit Youth follows their sophomore album Hummingbird (2013), a release that saw the band grapple darker themes and question whether their future material would resemble a recovery. In Sunlit Youth, Local Natives have successfully created […]

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Music Video of the Day: Gallus “Lionheart” (2017)

March 30, 2017

He’s been away for a year but Gallus makes his return and presence well and truly known with the release of “Lionheart”. The new jam from the Queenslander sees Gallus clearing his throat and asserting dominance – he’s unapologetic, uncompromising and definitely ambitious. The music video comes shot and directed by Brisbane’s Undertail Productions and was co-directed […]

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Christie Lamb takes us through her new album, Loaded

March 30, 2017

Let me give you a bit of a rundown on Country Music multi-instrumental, award-winning, singer-songwriter, Christie Lamb. She has been hailed as ‘one to watch’ by Country music legend, Lee Kernaghan. She’s toured with Jon English, Amber Lawrence, Aleyce Simmonds, The Wolfe Brothers, and performed a duet with Keith Urban at last year’s Deni Ute […]

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SXSW Film Review: Two Pigeons (UK, 2017) is raw, unsettling, and totally intriguing

March 30, 2017

Never have I been so disgusted and intrigued at the same time but after watching Two Pigeons – Dominic Bridges‘ directorial debut – its interesting how much we take our security and privacy for granted. After all, if you found you had a squatter living with you, would you ever really be the same? Vulgarity […]

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Bring a change of pants: Stephen King’s It gets its first trailer

March 30, 2017

The second attempt at adapting Stephen King’s terrifying thriller It to the screen is only a few months away. And there’s no better time than now to put everyone on edge with its debut trailer. Fear grips the small town of Derry, Maine when kids start to go missing with some even turning up murdered. […]

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Heroes of the Storm 2.0 launching next month, takes a page from Overwatch‘s book

March 30, 2017

Apparently emboldened by Diablo 3‘s game-redefining 2.0 update, as well as various wild changes introduced to Overwatch in recent months, Blizzard Entertainment have announced their hero-brawler MOBA Heroes of the Storm is getting a 2.0 rework of its own. Where HotS 2.0 differs from Diablo 3 2.0 is that, at this stage, it doesn’t seem the actual gameplay is changing much at […]

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Film Review: Ghost In The Shell (USA, 2017) is a visual spectacle, but lacks original storytelling

March 30, 2017

The first scene of Ghost In The Shell is incredibly haunting, as a crimson-hued setting features a fresh, human brain being delicately placed into a robotic body. It’s an uneasy mixture of human and AI – and according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk – it is a reality that’s not too far into the future, once […]

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Win a copy of the first three seasons of hilarious Canadian series Schitt’s Creek on DVD

March 30, 2017

When filthy-rich video store magnate Johnny Rose (Eugene Levy, American Pie), his soap star wife Moira (Catherine O’Hara, Home Alone) and their two kids, über-hipster son David (Dan Levy) and socialite daughter Alexis suddenly find themselves broke, they are forced to leave their pampered lives to regroup and rebuild their empire from within the rural […]

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Win a double pass to see Personal Shopper in cinemas

March 30, 2017

From acclaimed director Olivier Assayas comes this evocative thriller starring Kristen Stewart as Maureen, a young American woman in Paris making her living as a personal shopper for a celebrity. In common with her twin brother, Lewis, whose recent death still haunts her, Maureen may have the psychic ability to communicate with spirits. In her […]

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This private property is letting guests glamp among the olive groves at The Grampians (Victoria, Australia)

March 30, 2017

Luxury camping platform Under Sky are launching an immersive experience in Victoria’s The Grampians to encourage travellers to immerse themselves in the famously picturesque area. Beginning from 1st April and running up until 7th May, they’ve teamed up with family-run Mount Zero Olives, a private property located on at the Northern park of the Grampians […]

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José Carbó on his dual roles in Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci and favourite spot in Melbourne for post-show celebrations

March 30, 2017

After another successful season in Sydney, the Melbourne Opera Australia  season will be kicking off from the 4th May at the Art Centre Melbourne. One of the productions on offer is Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci, a double opera of interweaving tragedy and drama. We caught up with José Carbó ahead of the new season to discuss his dual […]

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7 Arts Events not to miss in Australia in April 2017

March 30, 2017

It’s time to go through our monthly look at the best the art, theatre and cultural industries has to offer this upcoming month around Australia. We have a wide array of things to see, including comedy, spiritual journeys and reliving Whitney Houston movies… on stage! Go out and plan for these upcoming events for April […]

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Sepia to close in December as Chef Martin Benn and Vicki Wild plan Melbourne restaurant

March 30, 2017

Three-hatted fine dining institution Sepia, one of Sydney’s most celebrated and popular dining hotspots, has made a big announcement. The team driving the restaurant, acclaimed chef Martin Benn and his partner Vicki Wild, will not only be departing the venue after eight incredibly successful years and numerous awards (they’ve maintained three hats every year since […]

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