Day: 22 May 2017

Music Video of the Day: Overcoats “Leave The Light On” (2017)

May 22, 2017

New York duo Overcoats are JJ Mitchell and Hana Elion – two musicians who have captivated our attention recently. Their debut album YOUNG is out now – exuding excitement and charm, there have been many moments on the album that caught our attention initially but more importantly, kept it. Current single “Leave The Light On” is one such example, a […]

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Review: Rain came to dampen The Great Escape but instead, the global music industry embraced the conditions in 2017

May 22, 2017

Ah, The Great Escape. Snipping at the heels of its American counterpart, SXSW, the British festival – established for music discovery – has grown considerably in recent year, drawing thousands of music fans and industry professionals out to Brighton to watch hundreds of established and emerging bands from the world over showcase their sounds in a variety of […]

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Allday grows up with Speeding and looks ahead to coming home this July

May 22, 2017

It’s hard to position Allday within the cohort of musicians that make up the Australian scene. From Adelaide to Melbourne to now, Los Angeles, the rapper still very much holds a place within the local music scene but to look at how his last year or so has rounded off, it’s evident that the Allday brand is […]

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A frank series of discussions about mental health in the music industry to take place around the country

May 22, 2017

Musicians around Australia will have the opportunity to engage in frank discussions about mental health thanks to a just announced series Music and the Mind: Panels on Mental Health, which will tour the country throughout May and June 2017. The events, presented by the Australasian Performing Right Association (ARPA AMCOS) and Support Act, will open up discussions […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Splendidid “coco.sexbreath”

May 22, 2017

Melbourne’s Splendidid (not a typo) have been crafting a niche for themselves in the inner North’s music scene over the last eight months. Voracious gigging has allowed the group to jam out riffs and melodies live, and flesh out their psych-soaked songs based on what the audience digs. Dom Alessio (triple j) describes their sound as “sunshine […]

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New Music You Have to Listen to This Week (22nd May 2017)

May 22, 2017

Missed the best new tracks hand-selected by our own writers? Catch up on all the goodness, from the raucous new one by Press Club to the bubbling electronic R&B beats by Ladi6, this playlist covers all bases. Get listening now! ———- This content has recently been ported from its original home on The AU Review: […]

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New Far Cry 5 teaser puts game setting in Hope County, Montana

May 22, 2017

Ubisoft have released a short teaser trailer for the upcoming Far Cry 5 via their social media accounts this morning. The video, which plays like a tourism ad for smalltown USA is overlaid with tolling bells and anguished cries.

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Hold your horses: Red Dead Redemption 2 delayed into 2018

May 22, 2017

Rockstar Games have announced that their upcoming open-world western Red Dead Redemption 2 will miss its planned Q3 2017 release date.

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Film Review: Haus of Pain (USA, 2017) is an amusing, heartfelt love letter to wrestling and chasing your dream

May 22, 2017

Do you ever sit back and take stock of your life, and wonder how things might have been if you followed another path? A path you were so adamant you’d pursue at some point? This is the premise for Rooster Teeth’s newest documentary Haus of Pain which sees James Willems of the popular YouTube channel […]

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Film Review: Netflix’s War Machine (MA15+) (USA, 2017) is an enjoyable satirical war drama in the vein of The Big Short

May 22, 2017

With the release 2015’s Beasts of No Nation, the streaming giant Netflix began producing their own Netflix Original movies and to this day their library of original content starring high profile actors and actresses continues to grow. Now we see the release of Netflix’s biggest original movie to date, War Machine. Written and directed by David […]

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Melbourne’s Kino Cinema celebrates 30 years with special birthday program at 1987 prices

May 22, 2017

One of Melbourne’s most iconic arthouse cinemas is set to celebrate 30 years of business, with a throwback to iconic arthouse films from last three decades set to screen next month. First opened in 1987 in the hub of Collins St, The Kino quickly became Melbourne’s prime spot for international and domestic feature films, from art house […]

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QT Hotels and Resorts have officially expanded to New Zealand with Wellington property

May 22, 2017

In what is a huge step for one of Australia’s most unique and treasured hotel groups, QT Hotels & Resorts have officially made their way across the ditch, expanding to New Zealand with the opening of QT Museum Wellington, and the forthcoming arrival of QT Queenstown. QT has become widely known in and outside of […]

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Aussies Abroad: Sydney’s Middle Kids announce massive North American Fall Tour

May 22, 2017

Sydney trio Middle Kids, who are about to tour Australia with none other than Ryan Adams, are set to return to North America in July, announcing a massive headline tour in September that accompanies the already announced festival dates that litter their calendar through October. The dates follow on from the inclusion on lineups such as […]

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Flight Review: Hawaiian Airlines’ new lay-flat Business Class offering from Sydney to Honolulu (HA452)

May 22, 2017

In today’s flight review, we travel on board Hawaiian Airlines’ overnight service from Sydney, Australia to Honolulu, USA – one of only two overnight services on offer between Australia and the USA. Last year, the island carrier made good on their long promised upgrades for the Business Class cabin, starting to roll out lie-flat seats across their A330 aircraft […]

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The full Australian tour dates and cast for MAMMA MIA! The Musical have been announced

May 22, 2017

The full Australian cast for the global musical sensation MAMMA MIA! has been announced, with Natalie O’Donnell leading the pack. Starring as mother-of-the-bride Donna Sheridan (the role brought to life by Meryl Streep in the 2008 film) the production will see O’Donnell coming full circle, having played the role of Donna’s daughter Sophie in the […]

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Win a double pass to see Richard Clayderman at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne

May 22, 2017

International best selling recording artist and concert performer Richard Clayderman is in Sydney performing two concerts at Palais Theatre, Melbourne on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 June. Richard Clayderman’s distinctive piano style has earned him superstar status all over the world. Today he has recorded over 1,200 melodies and, in the words of a German […]

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POPSART: Bec Mac chats to Merindah Donnelly: “Why should first people be first, when we consider the cultural future of Australia?”

May 22, 2017

Yirramboi First Nations Festival kicked off in Melbourne on the 5th of May for 10 days bringing with it a city wide ‘blakout’ of more than 60 events, including dance, music, visual art, film and discussions in laneways, art spaces and public places. As part of the program the “The National Indigenous Dance Forum” was […]

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A massive three day dessert festival is coming to Vivid Sydney

May 22, 2017

As the city prepares for another round of Vivid Sydney some last minute events taking place during the festival are starting to take shape. The latest: a three-day festival of over-the-top and incredibly indulgent desserts like giant marshmallow sandwiches, dessert burgers and deep-fried oreo bites. It’s set to be a dramatic explosion of all things […]

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Milagro Tequila opens a festive Mexican pop-up at SoCal (Sydney)

May 22, 2017

Following Cinco de Mayo earlier this month, the world’s most awarded tequila brand has brought a little taste of Mexico to Neutral Bay fav SoCal. Founded in 1997 by Mexico City natives Danny Schneeweiss & Moy Guindi, the global brand has delivered the flavour of Mexico to Sydney. Guests can expect colour, cocktails and naturally, […]

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Archie Rose release Japanese inspired gin fused with Tasmanian kombu, Fuji apples and sencha

May 22, 2017

Earlier this year we brought you news of a neat new collaboration between Sydney’s Archie Rose Distilling Co. and acclaimed tattoo artist Kian Forreal, better known as Shodai Horisumi. The partnership gave rise to a new series of four rare Japanese inspired gins, the first of which was Horisumi Autumn with a very curious infusion […]

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Forget Brunch: Double Bay’s Stillery is out to make “linner” a thing (Sydney)

May 22, 2017

The lush InterContinental Sydney Double Bay has already proven itself as a bit of destination for the eastern suburbs, attracting much more than just hotel guests with their winning trio of restaurant Stockroom, classy bar Stillery, and that famed rooftop bar. Oh and then there’s Sake and the newly opened Mr G’s to keep things […]

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Review: Little Ceatures burn bright with the Fire Falcon Hoppy Red

May 22, 2017

the cons of Winter are always balanced against the undeniable benefits that the colder season brings. Yes there’s a lot of rain, but throughout Australia there’s also plenty of celebrations, many of which have to do with food and drink. Sydney’s got Vivid and Sydney Film Festival coming up, Tasmania has Dark Mofo to look […]

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Murray’s Food Store brings mac ‘n’ cheese pies and New York style bagels to Prahran (Melbourne)

May 22, 2017

Murray’s Food Store, a modernised throwback to the classic milk bar, recently landed in Prahran and has quickly built quite the loyal following. It’s not hard to see why either, with a menu that puts twists on classics as well as offers made-to-order juices alongside freshly baked pies and New York style bagels. Taking over […]

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