Day: 31 May 2017

Music Video of the Day: Thomas Oliver “Tenderly” (2017)

May 31, 2017

Thomas Oliver has returned today with a brand new music video for what has become a highlight piece of music from his album Floating in the Darkness, “Tenderly”. Filmed out at Wilpena Pound in South Australia, the music video encapsulates the isolated nature of the outback, while the vibrancy in the earthiness of the environment is […]

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Adelaide’s music scene ignores winter hibernation with the return of Umbrella: Winter City Sounds

May 31, 2017

It’s all gonna be happening in Adelaide in July, with a focus on live music becoming more concentrated than ever thanks to the return of Umbrella: Winter City Sounds. The announcement of the 2017 AIR Awards have also highlighted a national spotlight to be thrown on the city with the ceremony’s relocation to Adelaide this year, […]

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A.B. Original and Flume emerge as frontrunner nominees of the 2017 AIR Awards

May 31, 2017

The 2017 AIR Awards have been announced this morning, as the countdown to one of the key events on the Australian music calendar officially kicks off. For the first time, the awards themselves move from Melbourne to Adelaide, taking place at the historic Queen’s Theatre on July 27th. The nominees are wide ranging this year, with […]

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Single of the Day: Vanessa Elisha “Dark & Lonely” (2017)

May 31, 2017

It’s getting colder now and mornings are becoming tougher to embrace. If you’re feeling like staying in, get around the new track from Vanessa Elisha, who has doled out a prime slice of dark R&B in “Dark & Lonely”. The tune itself is apologetic and nostalgic in content matter, but the waves of density that come […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Pandamic “SAM” (2017)

May 31, 2017

The latest act to join the Ratbag Records fold come from Rockhampton – if you’ve not heard of Pandamic, you’re definitely going to have them on your radar now. The four piece are releasing their EP Archer this Friday and ahead of its drop, we’re sharing their new music video for their kickin’ new single, “SAM”. Engineered […]

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Rian and Alex from All Time Low (Maryland) talk about album number seven, Last Young Renegade, touring Australia & covering Cher

May 31, 2017

In this five part interview series, Rian Dawson and Alex Gaskarth from US rockers All Time Low sit down with the AU review’s Larry Heath to talk about their biggest Australian tour ever – and Alex announces that he’s ready for a name change. Yep, he’s doing a Prince thing. In part two, we talk about […]

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Album Review: Lil Yachty – Teenage Emotions (2017 LP)

May 31, 2017

For those expecting an album that completely revolutionises music, akin to Mozart, Bach, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, etc., please look elsewhere. For those expecting a fun, innovative rap album that provides a new style to an arguably often stale genre, look no further than the new Lil Yachty album, Teenage Emotions. The follow-up to impressive […]

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Live Review: Ryan Adams + Middle Kids – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne (26.05.17)

May 31, 2017

If there is a personification of the word “chill”, it’s US singer-songwriter, Ryan Adams. His hidden-eye mop hairstyle, mumbling presence and sizable discography took to a security-laden (and now-controversially named) Margaret Court Arena on Friday night and delivered a slick, calming performance. Supporting Adams were popular Australian up-and-comers Middle Kids, who were an absolutely killer […]

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See Judi Dench return as Queen Victoria in the first trailer for Victoria & Abdul

May 31, 2017

It was an unlikely friendship between the then-longest reigning English monarch and a young Indian man, but the true story of Queen Victoria and her worker Abdul Karim is to make its way to cinema in September. Continuing on with his streak with the British monarch, The Queen director Stephen Frears has again partnered with Philomena actress (and […]

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Film Review: Wonder Woman (USA, 2017) is the heroine we need and deserve

May 31, 2017

After what can only be said as the frustrating and disappointing efforts of Man Of Steel and Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad in the DC Comics movie universe. The hopes of the DCEU and an opportunity for it to be redeemed appeared to rest on the shoulders of Wonder Woman. The […]

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Steven Soderbergh’s newest film Logan Lucky gets its first official trailer

May 31, 2017

The director of the Oceans trilogy and Magic Mike films, Steven Soderbergh has reunited with with Channing Tatum for a hick-heavy comedy caper entitled Logan Lucky.  Check out the first official trailer below. It’s safe to say you’ve never seen Adam Driver and Daniel Craig like this before! Logan Lucky also stars Hilary Swank, Seth MacFarlane, Riley Keough, Katie Holmes, […]

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Director Doug Liman exits Justice League Dark; It director among replacement rumours

May 31, 2017

It appears that Doug Liman and the comic book genre just isn’t meant to be. No less than a year after vacating Fox’s X-Men spinoff Gambit, Variety has reported that Liman has abdicated directing duties on Warner Bros’ long-in-development adaptation of the obscure DC Comics property Dark Universe. Otherwise more commonly known as Justice League Dark. With the report highlighting that Liman’s […]

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Video Games Review: Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Switch, 2017) might be the best version of the game on almost any platform

May 31, 2017

Writing a Minecraft review in 2017 feels a bit like an exercise in fertility. What the hell am I going to write about that hasn’t been covered elsewhere a million times before? What is there to talk about in a game this exhaustively covered? The answer to these questions is quite obviously “not a damned thing,” […]

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Film Review: Baywatch (MA15+) (USA, 2017) is campy fun, but wipes out on the comedy wave early on

May 31, 2017

Ever since the first trailer was released, Baywatch has always been self-aware. The wind in a golden-blondes hair as she runs down the beach (obviously in slow motion) in the iconic red bathing suit is an image the new reboot has embraced, but it doesn’t fare well in a feature length film. To put it […]

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Travel Diary: An American in Europe (at 30): Part One – Paris, France

May 31, 2017

30. A number I have dreaded for about the last five years. To many people, especially those over the age of 45, my outspoken fear of turning 30 was met with an eye roll, a laugh, and a warning of what’s to come. But 30 has felt like the first obstacle in a race to […]

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Nine things we learned at the Marketing To The Machines Vivid Ideas panel; an interesting & frightening look at the future

May 31, 2017

It doesn’t matter if you’re the biggest technophobe or if you’re a digital whiz kid, there’s no denying that algorithms are becoming a pervasive part of our lives. Companies like Google know more about us than ever, Amazon can predict our shopping purchases and Facebook likes can be used to distinguish your class, race, gender […]

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How to do National Doughnut Day in Australia 2017

May 31, 2017

Tomorrow (Friday 2nd June) is National Doughnut Day. While technically an American celebration, Australia is once again hijacking the tradition and some of our favourites are getting involved. Need we explain any further? We’ve rounded up some of the best exclusive National Doughnut Day happenings across Sydney and Melbourne so you can be ready for […]

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Australia’s Game of Thrones inspired wine festival is back

May 31, 2017

Aptly described as the “comic-con of wine”, the unique Game of Rhones festival is set to kick off it’s Australian tour this month, marching straight through the six kingdoms from Perth all the way to Brisbane and even across the narrow (Tasman) sea to Wellington and Auckland. Sticking true to what has made the event […]

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A week full of cheese appreciation events has kicked off in Sydney

May 31, 2017

For those who really, really like their cheeses (that is, everyone) & Cheese is a new, currently running, week-long event coming straight to Sydney with the help of The Australian Specialist Cheesemakers’ Association (ASCA). The cheese-loving body have hooked with some of the best producers and venues across Sydney to put on a series of […]

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