Day: 26 April 2017

Music Video of the Day: Jessie Reyez “Gatekeeper” (2017)

April 26, 2017

We’ve featured Jessie Reyez before on the website but we’ve kept coming back to this powerful new talent since, especially with the release of her new single,”Gatekeeper”. The music video has also dropped recently and is a candid look at this artist’s journey. Reyez takes the viewer through her childhood and into adulthood and pursuing a […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Velvet Bow “Cynical Like You” (2017)

April 26, 2017

Velvet Bow come rumbling through with their new single, “Cynical Like You” – a successful introduction of horns to the band’s already impressive line up and an ambitious step forward for the Victorian quintet. There’s a bit of a “Fell In Love With A Girl” vibe early on for all you White Stripes fans, while the […]

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Album Review: Gorillaz – Humanz (2017 LP)

April 26, 2017

The much-hyped return of Gorillaz has been justified…to an extent. It’s been some years since 2010’s Plastic Beach introduced us to some brilliant pieces of songwriting and so understandably, when tour dates and hints of new music began filtering out, the excitement levels surrounding a new Gorillaz record began peaking long before any solid details about the record […]

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Music Video of the Day: Ben Wright Smith “Hellion Heeled” (2017)

April 26, 2017

His debut album, The Great Divorce, was released to the positive response many of us expected but of course, Ben Wright Smith isn’t content in resting on his laurels. He’s pushed on through and continued to have the momentum rolling, this week presenting us with a new music video for “Hellion Heeled”. The indie pop number sees […]

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Backstage Polaroids: Meet The Bands of Coachella 2017

April 26, 2017

We spent the weekend backstage at Coachella Music & Arts Festival in California, and while there we grabbed some Polaroids of a tonne of our favourite artists. Take a look through the photos below – from the legendary Lee Fields, to Local Natives, Tennis and up-and-coming artist Bishop Briggs – and many more… and look […]

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CMW Discovery: Dublin’s Elm on track to be the next big thing

April 26, 2017

The annual music industry festival and conference Canadian Music Week brought with it a slew of incredible talent, from Canada, Australia and around the world. One act that caught our eye in particular ventured to the Toronto based event from Dublin, Ireland, and made a splash with a series of showcase performances, while also closing […]

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Film Review: Certain Women (USA, 2016) proves Kelly Reichardt the master of quiet filmmaking

April 26, 2017

Proving to be the master of quiet filmmaking, Kelly Reichardt has established quite a name for herself within the independent cinematic industry. With slow-burning, patient films like Old Joy and Wendy and Lucy, her newest picture follows the style of her preceding work. Certain Women, an adaptation of short stories by Maile Meloy, shows Reichardt […]

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Netflix Review: Dear White People (USA, 2017) is a binge-worthy treat

April 26, 2017

Dear White People directed by Justin Simien, was a 2014 indie hit film that went wild, from word of mouth at Sundance Film Festival. Critics applauded it and it garnered a massive fan base – so why wouldn’t we want to see it back as a hit Netflix series? Well, it’s here and it could […]

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Video Games Review: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III (PC, 2017) ties itself in knots to be the RTS fans want

April 26, 2017

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III seems to want to be all things to all people. Did you miss the base building from DoW2? Good news, bases are back. Heroic units? Large-scale armies? All present and accounted for. It wants to be all things to all people (specifically fans of the DoW series and tabletop game), and it […]

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For Film’s Sake Festival Review: Dust Cloth (Turkey, 2016) is a subtle and well-intentioned character study

April 26, 2017

Dust Cloth (Toz Bezi) is the sort of film you’d get if you crossed Phil Collins’ “Another Day in Paradise” with Radiohead’s “No Surprises.” It’s the subtle, everyday story that shows the poverty that two working class women in Istanbul endure. While it is a well-observed and well-intentioned tale, this is also a character study […]

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What is Australia’s Future in the Games Development Industry?

April 26, 2017

Earlier this month, I attended Xbox Academy’s games design workshop. The workshop, part of an initiative from the Sydney Microsoft Store to foster up-and-coming Australian games development talent, teaches students the basics of the industry, fundamentals of game dev and tips for getting a foot in the door. The class was led by Jennifer Scheurle, a […]

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Film Review: Below Her Mouth (Canada, 2016) is a steamy lesbian love story

April 26, 2017

Put in simple terms, Below Her Mouth is a story about a girl meets a girl except that the latter is engaged to a boy. It’s a tender lesbian romance that showcases the sexual awakening of one of its lead characters. But it’s also one that could do with a lot more conversation and a […]

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The most affordable way to attend Dark Mofo may just be by a P&O Cruise

April 26, 2017

Dark Mofo hits Hobart in June, a winter festival that has fast become a favourite and mainstay of the national circuit; attracting incredible music, arts and food events, and an iconic nudie run that is always the talk of the town. There are a lot of ways that punters can get to the event from […]

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Travel Tips: Adelaide’s The Coconut Kids share lessons learned at the South by Southwest Festival in Texas

April 26, 2017

Adelaide group The Coconut Kids recently completed a successful debut run at SXSW in Austin, Texas – taking part in what is easily, one of the world’s biggest showcases of new music. For the French-inspired indie folk group, the trip took them all the way from South Oz to some of the richest areas of music in […]

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Sydney Comedy Festival director Jorge Menindis talks about the just-launched 2017 season

April 26, 2017

The Sydney Comedy Festival has been around for thirteen years and has amazingly grown from a festival with humble beginnings, into a force that itself has grown to a major arts festival in Australia. Director of the festival for all that time, Jorge Menindis details the history while making some last minute plans prior to […]

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Theatre Review: The Extravaganza that is Aladdin: The Musical is here in Melbourne (performances until October 22nd)

April 26, 2017

Our tale of love, magic, and adventure takes place in the fabled city of Agrabah where unusual friendships are formed, heroes outwit villains, and true love conquers all. Whilst most of the world knows the story of Aladdin, nothing quite prepares you for the absolute extravaganza that is Aladdin: The Musical. When it comes to […]

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