Day: 20 June 2017

Single of the Day: Noire “Real Cool” (2017)

June 20, 2017

Chances are you may not have heard of Noire. Chances definitely are, you’re going to be hearing more from the Sydney-based duo if their debut single “Real Cool” is anything to go by. Since their formation in 2014, Noire have been making some intriguing and crafty pop tunes, encompassing ultra-melodic sounds and influences that display a great knack […]

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Music Video of the Day: Tora “Too Much” (2017)

June 20, 2017

Byron Bay’s Tora are back on form with their new material on Take a Rest (released earlier this month) and today, their new music video for “Too Much” once again proves their appeal. Dropping just ahead of their national tour, Tora take us to Byron Bay with this video to emphasise the lush nature of the tune […]

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Album Review: Phoenix – Ti Amo (2017 LP)

June 20, 2017

Phoenix is a seemingly cool band. They just ooze confidence in their music and live sets. Here on their sixth album Ti Amo, the Parisian four-piece seemingly rest on these cool laurels that has made them favourites worldwide, while not really progressing all that much as a band. While the band are notable and proud […]

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Australian Music Week reveals its first performing artists, delegates, new partnerships and prize for 2017

June 20, 2017

The annual music conference and festival held in Cronulla, just outside of Sydney, Australian Music Week, has today announced the first 30 showcasing artists confirmed to play at the summit this November. Alongside this, the event has revealed their first group of delegates, a series of new partnerships and a brand new prize sure to excite anyone […]

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Feature: Bad//Dreems let us in on how Gutful has seen them grow as a band

June 20, 2017

Adelaide’s own Bad//Dreems finished their Gutful national tour at home on the weekend, playing to a sold out venue at The Gov – their largest headlining show in Adelaide to date. We followed the guys around a bit after their soundcheck on Saturday night and found out how this tour has compared to their other adventures on the road, […]

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Album Review: Rozwell Kid – Precious Art (2017 LP)

June 20, 2017

On their most recent album, Precious Art, Rozwell Kid commit to this very 90s, Get Up Kids-esque, early Weezer kind of fuzzy pop punk. There’s nothing that would sound out of place in the background of a scene in a Buffy episode from 1998. Here’s the main question you need to answer before heading into […]

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TV Review: The first season of American Gods revels in its weirdness

June 20, 2017

In our first impressions piece of American Gods we examined why this show even in its first episode had the makings of being one of the hot new television series for 2017. Adapted from the Neil Gaiman book of the same name, helmed by showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green and starring a ridiculously talented […]

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First Impressions: GLOW (Netflix, 2017) is a glamed-up, feminist comedy in the vein of OITNB

June 20, 2017

From the first scene, GLOW‘s feminist message is openly clear. Aspiring actor Ruth Wilder (Community alum Alison Brie) is auditioning for a role as company boss “Mel”, opening the series by delivering a sombre monologue. After finishing, she explains that she is grateful for the opportunity because  “there are not roles like this for women”, yet […]

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Hacksaw Ridge, Hounds of Love and The Drover’s Wife among nominees for the 50th Annual AWGIE Awards

June 20, 2017

The Oscar and BAFTA winning Hacksaw Ridge is leading the impressive line-up of nominees for the 50th Annual AWGIE Awards, announced this morning by the Australian Writers’ Guild. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017, this year’s AWGIE Awards will be presented across 19 individual categories including feature film, television, documentary, theatre, animation and interactive media […]

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Event Review: The Supanova Comic-Con and Gaming Expo delivers its best event ever to Sydney

June 20, 2017

Saying the Supanova Comic Con & Gaming Expo is a little more than a nerd and geek fest is pulling far too short a straw for the event; rather, it is one rich with amazing artists and cosplayers (one and the same usually), TV and film stars, authors and exhibitors from all over the world. It […]

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Star Trek: Discovery sets an official launch date to engage (with Netflix)

June 20, 2017

Star Trek: Discovery is set to Launch at full warp speed towards the end of the year, as CBS sets the air date to September 25th on Netflix in Australia and worldwide (Excluding the U.S. and Canada where it will air on CBS) only a day after its U.S. air date. Excellent news, not only […]

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Film Review: Detour (UK, 2016) tells its simple story with a violent edge and an air of unpredictability

June 20, 2017

Having made something of an underground name for himself in the horror genre with such European productions as Creep, Triangle, and Black Death, British filmmaker Christopher Smith opted out for a brief moment to helm some TV work and an out-of-character holiday-themed comedy; Get Santa with Jim Broadbent and Warwick Davis, for those playing along […]

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DVD Review: A Cure For Wellness (USA/Germany, 2016) discovers glee in its unrestrained European sensibility

June 20, 2017

Returning to the genre that arguably brought him to fruition, Gore Verbinski’s (The Ring) A Cure For Wellness is a decidedly morbid slice of cinema that revels in its own jarring weirdness. Here’s a film that has considerable monetary backing (something of a surprise for a particularly eerie horror experiment) yet comes off more like […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Despicable Me 3 takes the lead as Wonder Woman tops $20 million

June 20, 2017

This week, Gru and his minions beat out Wonder Woman and her Lasso of Truth, as new release Despicable Me 3 takes the lead and premieres at no. 1, earning $5.89m in the process.   Wonder Woman dropped to no. 2, but not without earning $3.35m in the process.  It’s now made over $20m nationally since debuting a fortnight […]

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KFC Australia to introduce home delivery service next month

June 20, 2017

It’s the speedy evolution of fast food this generation has always dreamed of. Australia has been left behind as the rest of the world introduces delivery services for the most well-known chains and frankly it’s left us a bit bitter. KFC Australia seemed to have realised this, hence the recent announcement that the chicken empire […]

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Peer-voted list of top 100 restaurants in Australia revealed

June 20, 2017

The Australian Financial Review Australia has announced their 3rd annual peer-voted top 100 restaurants list, celebrating excellence across the nation. Going through and rounding down this country’s exceptional dining scene to a top 100, a challenge by any means, was once again done by a panel of insiders, positioning the list as a unique ranking […]

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Luke Mangan to open Chicken Confidential at Sydney Airport

June 20, 2017

Luke Mangan has a lot on his plate right now. In addition to bringing an al-fresco dining experience to P&O’s new Pacific Explorer later this month, the respected chef has just announced an expansion for his recently launched Chicken Confidential brand. After debuting in Sydney’s Chifley Plaza earlier this year, the organic chicken burger joint […]

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