Day: 24 May 2017

Music Video of the Day: SAINt JHN “3 Below” (2017)

May 24, 2017

Directed by Anthony Supreme, we head to New York City to follow Brooklyn’s SAINt JHN and his fellow Supreme-clad crew around in this, the official music video for “3 Below”. The noticeably down-temp trap-infused beat has made “3 Below” a favourite with the blogs and fans recently and now, there’s an extra attachment to the song for […]

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Check out the trailer for Season Two of Laura Imbruglia’s Amateur Hour

May 24, 2017

Laura Imbruglia‘s Amateur Hour returns for a second season, bringing to screen seven episodes featuring interviews, music and more. The DIY style variety show has been filmed in Sydney and Melbourne, hosted by Imbruglia, and will be featuring the likes of Olympia, Candy Bowers, Ash Flanders and more in its new season. It’s a unique presentation and one that has […]

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Single of the Day: Tabrill “Sans” (2017)

May 24, 2017

You wouldn’t normally couple the words ‘dark’ and ‘euphoria’ together but somehow, when Brisbane’s Tabrill puts his touch on music, the two blend together well. Case in point, his new single, “Sans”. The song is minimalistic in delivery; the space normally occupied by vocals is instead filled with layers of dark electronic production, establishing a great […]

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Track By Track: We go through Mostly Worried with Old Sault

May 24, 2017

For Gold Coast artist Angie Farr, aka Old Sault, her debut EP Mostly Worried signified a great entrance to to the east coast Aussie music scene. Her single “Sleeping With Danger” established Old Sault as an artist to watch and propelled her to more success on triple j Unearthed, while her work with acclaimed producer Govinda Doyle on the EP […]

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Album Review: Zander Hawley – When I Get Blue (2017 LP)

May 24, 2017

Zander Hawley is an American songwriter truly coming into his own with this, his debut album, When I Get Blue. Having first come across his music a few years ago (he is one half of LA’s Honeywater with Amandla Stenberg), I’ve been keeping track on Hawley’s solo releases out of Nashville since. There’s a poignancy that permeates throughout Hawley’s […]

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Interview:Pirates of the Caribbean directors talk Dead Men Tell No Tales, Sir Paul McCartney and more

May 24, 2017

After 2012’s Kon-Tiki went down in history as the first Norwegian film to pick up nominations for both an Oscar and a Golden Globe, directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg were well-placed to score a job helming one of the most ambitious franchises in modern mainstream cinema: Pirates of the Caribbean. Disney’s monstrously successful billion-dollar […]

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Universal’s classic monsters set to return with Depp, Bardem and more in the “Dark Universe”

May 24, 2017

It’s alive! Coinciding with the Sydney premiere of The Mummy, Universal Studios have given a name to their long gestating shared universe. Entitled the “Dark Universe”, the franchise has also received some big name casting choices too. Johnny Depp has signed on to play The Invisible Man while Javier Bardem has been cast as Frankenstein’s Monster. The two stars […]

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Video Game Review: Injustice 2 (PS4, 2017) continues NetherRealm’s incredible winning streak

May 24, 2017

After 25 years, Ed Boon and company still haven’t hit a drought when it comes to their inexorable flow of creative juices. Whether it was Midway or NetherRealm, Injustice or the venerable Mortal Kombat, each game is always jam-packed with gaming goodness and Injustice 2, the sequel to 2013’s Injustice: Gods Among Us, is no different.

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Bandai Namco delays Get Even following Manchester attack

May 24, 2017

Get Even, Bandai Namco’s upcoming British-based psychological thriller, has been delayed until June 23 in light of yesterday’s attacks in Manchester.

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Video Games Review: Dreamfall Chapters (PS4, 2017) dreams big, but falls a little flat

May 24, 2017

The Dreamfall timeline is a complicated one. Bear with us. The original game, The Longest Journey, released in 2000 and was followed up in 2006 with Dreamfall: The Longest Journey. It lay dormant for nine years until the launch of Dreamfall Chapters, an episodic continuation of the series. The first episode of Dreamfall Chapters released in 2014 but its fifth and […]

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Why every bucket list needs to include the Naadam Festival in Mongolia

May 24, 2017

Set in the largely untouched serenity of Mongolia, the Nadaam Festival is a must do for absolutely any adventurer. This festival – which is “The National Holiday of Mongolia” – fills every empty space with eclectic colours and strong spirits. Its main event, the ‘three games of men’ is held in Ulaanbaatar, where some of […]

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Alice Springs event Parrtjima – A Festival in Light appoints first indigenous curator.

May 24, 2017

The Northern Territory Government has this week announced the appointment of Rhonda Roberts AO (Order of Australia) as curator of the second annual Parrtjima – A Festival in Light event in Alice Springs, which will run from Friday 22nd September to Sunday 1st October 2017. A Festival in Light is the first authentic indigenous festival of […]

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Playwright Chad Beguelin talks writing for Aladdin, adapting it for Australia & working with Alan Menken

May 24, 2017

Aladdin has been drawing massive crowds since it hit the stage at Her Majesty’s in Melbourne. We have given you our opinions here at the Arts on the AU about the performances in Sydney and Melbourne and many interviews with cast and crew of the productions showing in Australia. Just after the Melbourne production, book writer of […]

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The prolific Mark Vincent tells us about his latest tribute to Mario Lanza and My Fair Lady

May 24, 2017

Mark Vincent is an insanely busy opera singer. In a show of how much of a workhorse he is, Vincent has released seven albums since winning the third season of Australia’s Got Talent. More recently he’s been performing as part of the current Australian production of My Fair Lady, which somehow has been interspersed with recording his […]

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Good Food for Good Cause: YWCA’s Song Kitchen to support domestic violence victims

May 24, 2017

Nourishment is a fundamental part of life and a way of connecting with our loved ones regularly, so why not make those nights out count even more by supporting a good cause? This notion seems to be gaining momentum across the food industry with Song kitchen’s profit for purpose model aiming to do just that. […]

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The Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival: a refreshing and accessible world-away experience

May 24, 2017

Throughout May and June, the Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival returns with an enormous number and range of events highlighting produce of the region and beyond. Each year the festival returns with big, comprehensive programs so we spent three days experiencing the region, the tastes and the people to try and pull out a few […]

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Merivale add Zebra Bar to Enmore’s dynamic Queens Hotel (Sydney)

May 24, 2017

The opening of the Queens Hotel late last year marked Merivale’s first ever venture into Sydney’s inner-west, refreshing an Enmore institution into what has now become the go-to for its gorgeous upstairs cocktail bar, The Smelly Goat, and resident dumpling kitchen Queen Chow. Now the property has added Zebra Bar to that offering, completing the […]

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The Lucas Groups’ three-level Japanese restaurant Kisumé has finally opened (Melbourne)

May 24, 2017

In what is a very big step for The Lucas Group long-awaited, three-level concept restaurant Kisumé has finally been unveiled to the public, opening for lunch and dinner with designs to become a major player in Melbourne’s dining scene. Fashioned as a contemporary Japanese restaurant, Kisumé offers diners three options: the ground floor and basement […]

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Diageo has named Australia’s top 20 bartenders for 2017

May 24, 2017

Each year the authoritative judging panel of Diageo Reserve World Class enters, analyses, and awards the Australia’s bar scene to celebrate its top performers. Swarms of talent stand behind bars across the country each and every night, ensuring that not only are we pulled into a world of well-made cocktails and well-selected spirits, but we […]

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