Day: 13 June 2017

Music Video of the Day: Aldous Harding “Blend” (2017)

June 13, 2017

Aldous Harding has backed up awe-smacking live shows and that hypnotic performance on Later…with Jools Holland with a new music video, this time for “Blend”. Once again compelling and captivating, “Blend” has been a stand out tune off Harding’s sophomore album Party and the visuals have been equally as striking. Working again with Director Charlotte Evans, Harding dances for the camera […]

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Starboy Lands: The Weeknd unleashes debut Australian tour dates for December

June 13, 2017

Phase Two of The Weeknd‘s ‘Starboy World Tour’ has been revealed on social media today and guess what? Australian and New Zealander fans are finally set to get a dose of Abel Tesfaye, with a national run of tour dates set for December. Venues have yet to be revealed but going off this new tour poster that […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Low Dive “Common People” (2017)

June 13, 2017

For some well crafted dream pop sounds out of Brisbane, look no further than the talents of Low Dive. The duo have been together only eight months but they haven’t wasted any time at all in bringing different sonic influences and personal tastes together in presenting us with a kicking debut single in “Common People”. Taking […]

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The Palace Hotel in Sydney introduces ‘Rastaman Fridays’ this week – we find out more from organiser Errol Renaud

June 13, 2017

Heading to left of field from their normal run of events and aiming for more heated, tropical vibe, Sydney’s Palace Hotel  is launching a live music night dedicated to dancehall, reggae and Soca with Rastaman Fridays. At the helm of the weekly event is Errol Renaud, who has been in the game for over two decades now, […]

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Live Review: San Cisco + APES + Stella Donnelly-Village Green Hotel, Melbourne (10.06.2017)

June 13, 2017

San Cisco have captured Australian audiences with their quirky, bright hooks and unique bouncy sound. Their carefree energy and irresistible charm make them one hell of a fun band to see live, and their set on Saturday night at The Village Green Hotel in Mulgrave was no exception. The night began with Perth based artist […]

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Playlist: Ten times Rihanna nailed the collaboration game

June 13, 2017

Rihanna is one of modern pop music’s most bankable artists. Since her “Pon De Replay” days, the Bajan vocalist has been an in-demand name both as a solo artist and as a hot guest artist on many a pop and hip hop chart buster. The years have seen Rihanna collaborate with the likes of Maroon […]

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Single of the Day: Demure for Sure “Coconut Rum and Banana” (2017)

June 13, 2017

Music doesn’t always have to give us the hard hitting truths we’ve come to expect when we first put our headphones on for the day. Sometimes you’re just looking for something jangly to start your day off with a spoon full of delight, or in this case, “Coconut Rum and Banana”. The title alone should […]

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E3 2017: Hands On: Pokken Tournament DX (Switch, 2017)

June 13, 2017

I’m starting to wonder if I’ll ever truly get Pokken Tournament. As a fighting game idea, it’s great! In practice, at least for some, it’s a spectacular fighter, full of surprise twists and reversals of fortune. For me, it remains an odd experience, though one that feels perhaps more at home on the Switch than it did […]

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E3 2017: Hands On: Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Switch, 2017)

June 13, 2017

One of the oddest surprises of this year’s E3 Expo has been Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. Ubisoft’s collaboration with Nintendo raised eyebrows when it debuted during yesterday’s #UbiE3 Press Brief but after spending some time with the game on the show floor this afternoon, we’re all but convinced that this is a game to watch.

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E3 2017: Hands On: Super Mario Odyssey (Switch, 2017)

June 13, 2017

Five minutes into my session with Super Mario Odyssey and it felt like coming home. You can’t even call Mario’s first (at least in part) open world adventure a return to form because the truth is, the form never went away. Even now, four months out from release, it is a clear example of Nintendo doing what […]

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E3 2017: Not to alarm anyone, but Nintendo just announced a Pokemon RPG for the Switch

June 13, 2017

Slipped in amongst this morning’s Nintendo Spotlight E3 2017 presentation was an acknowledgement by The Pokemon Company’s Tsunekazu Ishihara that an entry in the mainline series of Pokemon RPG’s is in development for the Nintendo Switch.

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E3 2017: Kirby is back, bringing friends and hungrier than ever

June 13, 2017

Nintendo have unveiled a new Kirby title for the Nintendo Switch during their Spotlight E3 presentation at E3 2017. And it’s, predictably, adorable.

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E3 2017: The new Yoshi game for Nintendo Switch is the cutest thing

June 13, 2017

Nintendo have revealed that everyone’s favourite egg-laying dinosaur Yoshi is returning with another game of his own, this time to the Nintendo Switch.

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Watch the whole Nintendo Spotlight presentation right here

June 13, 2017

Nintendo have just completed their 2017 E3 Spotlight presentation, providing a fast glimpse of everything that they’ve got coming this year and into the future for their new Nintendo Switch. Hit the jump to see it all.

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E3 2017: Super Mario Odyssey gets a transformative new trailer

June 13, 2017

Nintendo have released our next look at their upcoming platformer Super Mario Odyssey. The trailer shows Mario shifting forms using the power of his new transforming cap.

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E3 2017: Metroid Prime 4 is real and we’re not crying, you’re crying

June 13, 2017

Nintendo have announced that the long-awaited fourth entry in the Metroid Prime series is officially in development during their Nintendo Spotlight E3 presentation.

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E3 2017: Insomniac’s Spider-man blends the best of Batman: Arkham and Uncharted

June 13, 2017

Insomniac Games closed out tonight’s PlayStation press briefing with a truly bonkers look at their forthcoming game, currently simply titled Spider-man. It takes the pick-your-battles, gadget-heavy approach of the Batman: Arkham games and melds it with the over-the-top action movie rollercoaster of the Uncharted series. What’s more? Goddammit, it looks like they’ve made strange mash up work.

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E3 2017: Sony reveals new Destiny 2 trailer

June 13, 2017

Destiny 2 returns with a new trailer shown at Sony’s E3 2017 press conference.

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E3 2017: Detroit: Become Human is going to make you answer some hard questions

June 13, 2017

In an era where people are divided on all sides of the political aisle, demand has been rising for a game that takes these issues seriously and opens up a dialogue. That game may well be Detroit: Become Human, the new title from Quantic Dream. Quantic Dream are known for their cinematic, quicktime event heavy approach […]

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E3 2017: Kratos slashes his way back into E3 with a new God of War trailer

June 13, 2017

God of War was announced at last year’s Sony E3 press conference, unveiling an older looking, grizzly Kratos who now happens to be a father.

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E3 2017: Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite debuts new story trailer

June 13, 2017

Forthcoming fighter Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite has debuted a new trailer during Sony’s E3 press briefing, along with a release date and a demo!

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E3 2017: Call of Duty: WWII debuts a brand new gameplay trailer

June 13, 2017

While Call of Duty: WWII had been previously revealed, we hadn’t seen much in the way of gameplay. That was rectified today, at Sony’s 2017 E3 press conference. The gameplay trailer above is immediately identifiable as Call of Duty, but the shift back in time is a much welcome change. World War 2 is about […]

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E3 2017: Days Gone rides into Sony’s E3 conference with a brutal gameplay trailer

June 13, 2017

Days Gone was revealed also to a gameplay at last year’s Sony E3 press conference. This year however, Days Gone is back with a much different look at what we can expect. The trailer above depicts a ton of what seem like zombies, but the emphasis on stealth and the human connection seems like this […]

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E3 2017: Uncharted: The Lost Legacy returns with a new gameplay trailer

June 13, 2017

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is just around the corner, and with that said, Sony have come right out the gate with a new gameplay/cinematic trailer.

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Video Games Review: The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind (PS4, 2017): It’s Dangerous To Go Alone

June 13, 2017

When I completed my first major quest line in the original Elder Scrolls Online, I promised myself one thing – I would never come back. For hours, I’d toiled, and I as I was sucked further into the world of the game, I realised that if I went too far, I would never emerge. Proving […]

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E3 2017: Horizon: Zero Dawn gets its first expansion later this year

June 13, 2017

Guerrilla Games have revealed the first expansion to this year’s megahit Horizon: Zero Dawn. Titled The Frozen Wilds, it sees the return of heroine Aloy for a new adventure.

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Rumble (Canada, 2017) gives long-overdue credit to American Indians & their contributions to popular music

June 13, 2017

It seems that American Indians have been erased from the history books, including the chapters relating to contemporary music. Until now. The documentary, Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World looks set to change all of that by celebrating the contributions of these individuals and finally giving credit where it’s due. The film is directed […]

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BLANC de BLANC director Scott Maidment talks about the production ahead of its Map 57 debut this week!

June 13, 2017

Ahead of its season at St. Kilda’s Map 57 winter garden, we chat with Scott Maidment, the brains behind the wildly successful LIMBO and BLANC de BLANC productions. With both shows now worldwide events, Maidment brings us up to speed on where BLANC de BLANC is at. Firstly, a congratulations on the 600th performance of LIMBO. I’ve had the chance to see […]

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Matt Moran returns to Paddo Inn with New Grill (Sydney)

June 13, 2017

The Paddington Inn affectionately dubbed ‘Paddo Inn’ by locals is reigniting an old friendship with renown chef Matt Moran who began his illustrious career there over two decades ago. The Inn which is operated by Solotel gave Moran his first leg up in the industry and was the catalyst for a very prosperous partnership between […]

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Review: Pullman Quay Grand’s Q Dining impresses with new menu (Sydney)

June 13, 2017

The Pullman luxury hotel chain has been a strong leader in Australia’s hospitality sector, with highlights in the last couple of years including the opening of their new location at Sydney airport and a sleek refurbishment of Pullman Quay Grand’s Quadrant restaurant now dubbed Q Dining.  Led by Executive Chef Stefan Brademann (Bennelong, The Fat […]

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