Day: 11 May 2017

Single of the Day: LADI6 “Guru” (2017)

May 11, 2017

If you’re even a passing fan of New Zealand soul music, the name Ladi6 is one you’ll know carries much gravitas. Their new single “Guru” has been born out of recent sessions for their forthcoming Royal Blue 3000 EP and man, does it go in. Minimal production opens the way for Ladi’s incredible voice to shine, as it […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: The Wildbloods “Red Box” (2017)

May 11, 2017

Sydney four piece The Wildbloods today premiere their new music video for “Red Box” ahead of their Australian east coast tour in support of their album All The Adversity! The tune itself sticks out as one of the heavier tracks on the band’s latest record, and draws influences from some of our favourite indie rock bands like Arctic […]

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Sound the alarm: The National have announced album #7, Sleep Well Beast

May 11, 2017

FINALLY. The National have re-emerged with details of their long-awaited new album, Sleep Well Beast, due for release this September 8th. To be released through 4AD/Remote Control Records, Sleep Well Beast is the seventh studio record for The National and saw the Dessner brothers on production duties. Also revealed today was the first taste of the new album from […]

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Melbourne MC Sinks takes out the 2017 Hilltop Hoods Initiative

May 11, 2017

Emerging MC from Melbourne, Sinks, has won the 2017 Hilltop Hoods Initiative! Having already come through the ranks over the last few years and an artist to watch, the rapper and producer impressed the judging panel and has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Hoods and APRA AMCOS. The prize money will be put towards […]

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Listen to Warpaint’s remix of D.D Dumbo’s “Brother” ahead of his Australian tour

May 11, 2017

It’s no surprise that D.D Dumbo has been having one hell of a ride since album Utopia Defeated was released. He’s got an APRA Song of the Year behind him as well as an extensive national tour kicking off next month but today, today, we want you to check out this special little nugget of new music out […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Jack & The Kids “Your Eyes” (2017)

May 11, 2017

Bendigo’s Jack & The Kids have made their impression well and truly known with their single, “Your Eyes”, premiering today on the AU. In a music climate where pockets of Australian music is reliant more than ever on soaring indie pop choruses and hooks, it can be hard to stand out, especially if you’re making your […]

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Archie Roach and Tina Arena headline first speaker announcement for BIGSOUND 2017

May 11, 2017

The BIGSOUND programming announcements have kicked off for yet another year, with some Aussie legends being announced as keynote speakers for the September music conference. Leading the announcement today, Archie Roach and Tina Arena will both be appearing in Brisbane for BIGSOUND – the two Australian music icons set to open up about their acclaimed and extensive careers. Says […]

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Watch Bishop Briggs look ahead to Splendour, reflect on her massive 2017 and talk about her new tattoos

May 11, 2017

Our very own Larry Heath had a one-on-one backstage at Coachella 2017 with emerging superstar Bishop Briggs to reflect on her amazing year, look ahead to her Australian debut for Splendour in the Grass this July, talk about her new tattoos and much more… You can watch our chat here: Don’t miss Bishop Briggs when […]

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Bad Pony (Sydney) talk about their “Deficiency” single tour and writing with Marc Orrell (ex-Dropkick Murphys) in the USA

May 11, 2017

Hitting the road today on their national “Deficiency” single tour, the criminally underrated Sydney quintet Bad Pony were recently over on the other side of the world in Toronto, Canada for the annual music festival and conference Canadian Music Week. While there, I sat down with Jarred and Sam from the group to talk about […]

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Film Review: Ridley Scott tugs on existential threads with Alien: Covenant (USA, 2017)

May 11, 2017

2012’s Prometheus marked the beginning of a franchised prequel to Ridley Scott’s original Alien, not only taking fans back to the origins of this iconic sci-fi franchise, but diving deeper into the meaty philosophies such a concept brings, finding purpose with the motif of creation. The introduction of synthetic android David (Michael Fassbender) emerged as […]

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Grey Box gets why you’re mad about Rime being $80AUD on the Switch

May 11, 2017

When publisher Grey Box announced Australian pricing for their forthcoming puzzle adventure title Rime, Nintendo Switch owners couldn’t help noticing that the game was significantly more expensive on their console than it was on any other. Grey Box have now addressed the issue, and detailed exactly what they plan to do about it.

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And the first eight films we’ve booked on our Sydney Film Festival 2017 flexipass are…

May 11, 2017

The 64th Annual Sydney Film Festival launched its amazing program yesterday, and over 12 days this June, there’ll be more film premieres and screenings than you’ll know what to do with. Over the next couple of weeks we’ll be letting you know plenty of our highlights – and we’re starting off with counting down the […]

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New report suggests Mass Effect franchise on hiatus, Bioware Montreal undergoing restructure

May 11, 2017

A new report has suggested that, following the less-than-stellar response to Mass Effect: Andromeda from fans and critics alike, BioWare Montreal is being “scaled down” and that staff from the satellite studio are being moved onto different projects within the company. Worse, the same report indicates that the beloved science fiction franchise is being put on […]

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Video Games Review: Cities Skylines: Xbox One Edition (Xbox One, 2017), or Zen and the Art of Urban Planning

May 11, 2017

Gaming history is littered with console ports of PC strategy titles. Sometimes they get close to emulating the PC experience, sometimes they miss the mark by a wide margin. Cities: Skylines is the latest to make the jump to console, thanks to Melbourne heroes Tantalus Media, but is it a success?

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