Day: 10 May 2017

Talking new music, touring & the influence of a woman’s touch in studio with Murph of The Wombats

May 10, 2017

It’s a chilly night when I sit down with The Wombats frontman Murph, as Groovin The Moo continued to roll on around us. It’s perhaps the third time I’ve sat down with Murph, testament to the long-running relationship the British band have had with Australia – we can’t remember how long it’s been since their last tour or […]

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Music Video of the Day: Slowly Slowly “Ivy on the Fence” (2017)

May 10, 2017

New Slowly Slowly – that is all. Take a look at the music video for the band’s new single, “Ivy on the Fence Line” – another absolute jam from the guys who’ve brought us “Dinosaurs” and of course, 2016’s Chamomile. As another taste of Slowly Slowly’s sophomore record, “Ivy on the Fence Line” is a moody and introspective […]

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Listen to Nick Murphy’s two new Missing Link tracks, including the KAYTRANADA produced “Your Time”

May 10, 2017

Nick Murphy has emerged from the studio with a brand new EP in Missing Link – the first proper collection of material fans have gotten since he began making the musical transition from Chet Faker to work under his actual name. Two songs have been dropped from the EP for us to get around, as a huge world tour […]

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Red Bull Sound Select returns to Sydney with Friendships, SK Simeon and Cassius Select

May 10, 2017

FBI Radio’s new Music Director, the wonderful Amelia Jenner, presents her first line up for Red Bull Sound Select on May 26th, with the curated event coming to Ricardo’s in Marrickville. Set to perform on the night is a diverse trio of artists from Melbourne and Sydney: dancehall guru SK Simeon, the devilishly chaotic Friendships and Sydney’s own Cassius Select. From […]

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Single of the Day: WAAX “Wild & Weak” (2017)

May 10, 2017

Mate. If you haven’t listened to WAAX, then you’ve been depriving your ear holes of one of Australia’s best up-and-coming acts. Fronted by the slightly manic and immensely talented Marie De Vita, the group melds raw energy with potent lyrical themes. The Brisbane five-piece have dropped a third taste of their upcoming EP, this time the title track […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Guardians remain leaders of the Galaxy for the second week in a row

May 10, 2017

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 topped the box office ladder again this week, taking in $4.99m in earnings.  The only steady title in the top three, it’s already earned $23.06m since it premiered on Anzac Day, and is set to overtake the first Guardians of the Galaxy if it can make a total of $27m – […]

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Aled Jones sings us some surprising “duets” with Ed Sheeran, BTS’ Jungkook and Kylie Minogue

May 10, 2017

While Aled Jones was recently in Sydney we decided that, in the theme of his new album One Voice, we would ask him to do a couple of surprising duets. Of course, nothing could be as surprising as singing with your 15 year old self… but we think we found him some good ones! So, may we […]

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Book Review: Dirk Kurbjuweit’s Fear asks how far would you go to protect your family?

May 10, 2017

Dirk Kurbjuweit is deputy editor-in-chief at Der Spiegel, receiving numerous awards for his writing over the years. Fear is the first of his works to be translated into English, as well as being adapted for film, television and radio. Fear is set in Berlin and East Germany, around the time the Berlin Wall went up. Randolph Tiefenthaler, […]

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Book Review: Ouyang Yu’s Billy Sing explores our Australian war heroes through descriptive prose

May 10, 2017

Stating that “no risk was too great for him to take”, William ‘Billy’ Sing, the real life protagonist of Ouyang Yu’s new book Billy Sing, arrived in Gallipoli in 1914 and became one of our greatest snipers. Whilst now regarded as a  war hero, his start in life wasn’t always so auspicious. Born in 1886, Billy grew up, […]

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BL Burgers has opened their first Western Sydney shop in Parramatta

May 10, 2017

If you live in or around Parramatta, you’re diet just got so much harder to maintain. The granddaddy of Sydney Burger chains, BL Burgers, is just about ready to open their very first Western Sydney venue, after finding massive success in locations like Darlinghurst and Bondi. A Bar Luca spin-off, known for their incredibly unique […]

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Stan is bringing Twin Peaks’ iconic Double R Diner to Sydney and Melbourne

May 10, 2017

Stan Australia recently turned Sydney’s great Thirsty Bird into Los Pollos Hermanos to celebrate the season three premiere of Better Call Saul on the SVOD service. Now it appears a similar type of promotion will be going down for the forthcoming, and very long awaited, return of David Lynch’s genius Twin Peaks, with Stan marking […]

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Aussie Wine Month is here to kickstart your vino knowledge

May 10, 2017

Following last month’s celebrations of the world’s 50 best restaurants, it’s time to narrow our focus and look to our homegrown champions in food and wine; especially wine. Aussie Wine Month has arrived to help fill your May with quality drops, an arrival marked earlier this week with a intimate feast at Sydney’s highly regarded […]

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