Day: 27 June 2017

Single of the Day: SAATSUMA “Stay” (2017)

June 27, 2017

In our best DJ Khaled voice, Melbourne’s SAATSUMA are on *another one* with their new single, “Stay”. The latest tune to be released from the group’s debut album (due next month) is a perfect follow on to the stunning “Isolate”, that first popped SAATSUMA on radars as an act to watch. “Stay” saw Memphis Kelly and Cesar Rodrigues work […]

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Flow Festival: Frank Ocean, Flume, Lana Del Rey headlining three-day festival in a Helsinki Power Plant

June 27, 2017

Europe is packed with bucket list festivals all-year round, regularly attracting those from around the world who are itching to explore all sorts of uniquely formed, expertly curated music and arts events, from the most acclaimed to the most obscure. Teetering between both categories is Helsinki’s Flow Festival, a three-day boutique festival worshiping contemporary music […]

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Exclusive: Go behind the scenes of the making of Steve Lane’s new album, Revenge of The Lawn

June 27, 2017

For Bendigo-based troubadour Steve Lane, the making of his new album Revenge of The Lawn took a decidedly different route than originally planned. Exhaustion, and a general sense of misdirection forced the songwriter to take a step back and re-evaluate the process and the way the album was unfolding. “I planned to have the album out and […]

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Music Video of the Day: TOKiMONSTA ft. Yuna “Don’t Call Me” (2017)

June 27, 2017

TOKiMONSTA has been popping up in a variety of places over the last few years, thanks to class collaborations with the likes of Anderson .Paak and Jessie Ware, and now she has another one under her belt, this time linking up with the talented Yuna. “Don’t Call Me” is the name of their new tune and the […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Flynn Effect “Fade” (2017)

June 27, 2017

Brisbane four-piece Flynn Effect today give fans a dark and brooding visual accompaniment to their single “Fade”! Taken from their sophomore album Obsidian (due out this August 4th), “Fade” is a evocative and tonally gorgeous tune that has highlighted the band’s talent as a writing and musical unit. As an insight into what Obsidian is set to boast, “Fade” […]

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Single of the Day: The Love Junkies “Johnny Horner” (2017)

June 27, 2017

Cough and Splutter is the new EP release from The Love Junkies, the first of two EPs to be dropped by the WA group this year. Of course, their return in 2017 came eagerly received and warmly welcomed; over the run of the last few years, The Love Junkies had fashioned themselves into one of our best […]

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‘Indie-Con’ launches in Australia; inaugural music industry conference heads to Adelaide in July

June 27, 2017

Australia’s music industry will be on show in Adelaide this July, with the inaugural ‘Indie-Con’ launching in the country’s UNESCO City of Music come July 27th & 28th. Kicking off in conjunction with the 11th AIR Awards, Indie-Con Australia follows on from the original UK model, first established to get down to the nitty gritty […]

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Album Review: Trevor Sensor – Andy Warhol’s Dream (2017 LP)

June 27, 2017

From the immediate start of his debut album, Trevor Sensor’s husky-voiced howl will resonate with you for sometime.  Recorded at Steve Albini‘s Electrical Audio studio in Chicago, the LP features production work from Brandon Darner (Imagine Dragons), Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado and Richard Swift (The Shins). Sensor’s voice is especially reminiscent of a late 1980/1990’s Bob […]

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Perth Supanova: Six things we learned from Dexter and Buffy actress Julie Benz

June 27, 2017

Even if you’re not familiar with the name Julie Benz, chances are you’ve seen her in something. From either down ‘n’ dirty action flicks like Rambo and Punisher: War Zone, to hugely popular television shows like Desperate Housewives and Dexter – and of course cult favourite Joss Whedon shows, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, […]

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Video Games Review: Ever Oasis (3DS, 2017) is an adventure filled with whimsy and charm

June 27, 2017

Going into Ever Oasis, I expected something akin to the delightfully cute Animal Crossing series, but what I experienced was surprisingly different. Mixing the town-building and cutesy characters of Animal Crossing with action-based RPG gameplay, Ever Oasis is a hybrid of styles, but one that works brilliantly as a whole package. The first thing I […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Transformers tops a crowded film franchise chart

June 27, 2017

It’s a sign of the times that the school holidays (and the USA’s summer blockbuster season) are upon us, as Transformers: The Last Knight tops the chart this week, making $4.46m in the process. It’s not a particularly impressive sum, however – the amount is the smallest opening weekend for a #1 film since King Arthur: Legend […]

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Interview: Kid Phantom iIllustrator Paul Mason talks The Phantom, hard work and inspirations ahead of Oz Comic-Con Melbourne

June 27, 2017

Many, many moons ago I was called upon to a great task, one that would give me the privilege of passing down something special to the next generation. I was given the task to buy a newspaper for my Nan, leading me to a newsagency where I found my first The Phantom comic in 1992 […]

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ABC, Screen Australia and Mardi Gras announce brand new documentary initiative for LGBTQI filmmakers

June 27, 2017

In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, Screen Australia and ABC TV Arts have announced Love Bites, a brand new documentary initiative for LGBTQI filmmakers. Love Bites will comprise 10 x 5 minute documentary short films made by filmmakers from the LGBTQI community across Australia. The successful projects […]

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Five things you need to know about Netflix’s Gypsy

June 27, 2017

Starring Australia’s own Naomi Watts, Gypsy is a new 10-part psychological thriller and drama series that will premiere on Netflix this Friday, June 30th. Before you binge, here are the top five things you need to know about this show: 1. The series was created by newcomer, Lisa Rubin and it sees Naomi Watts playing […]

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Perth Supanova: Six Things We Learned about Spider-Man: Homecoming from director Jon Watts

June 27, 2017

Jon Watts is a young filmmaker who landed the gig of a lifetime – a Spider-Man film. But not just any old Spider-Man film. His upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming will be the first Spidey flick set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This is due to a deal struck between Marvel and Sony a couple of years […]

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Hotel Review: A weekend away at Peppers Craigieburn in Bowral, NSW

June 27, 2017

Built 100 years ago, Peppers Craigieburn is a fine choice for your next Bowral getaway. With well-manicured gardens, a golf course, a tennis court, and a Billiards room, the resort is not only well-equipped but also retains its sense of history and tradition. The refurbished accommodation has preserved the charm of the original homestead. Peppers […]

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Destination Spotlight: A Perfect Summer’s Weekend in Niagara Falls (Canada)

June 27, 2017

Niagara Falls. The name alone conjures up a sense of mystic beauty, let alone the magnificent splendour that awaits its onlookers. The journey to Niagara Falls’ Canadian side from Toronto is an easy one. On my own journey, the weather couldn’t have been more beautiful, and the ride via Greyhound served as an excellent way […]

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Hit musical Priscilla: Queen Of The Desert returns to tour Australia for its 10th anniversary

June 27, 2017

Unplug your curling wands and get ready for the ride of you lives darlings- we’re going bush! A decade since its dazzling premiere, hit musical Priscilla: Queen of the Desert is returning to Australian stages in January 2018 with even more glitz and glamour then before. Having spent the last ten years frolicking around the […]

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POPSART: Woman of Substances, Journalist Jenny Valentish investigates the female experience of drugs and alcohol.

June 27, 2017

Many people love a drink in fact they will indulge at least once a week in a session of binge drinking or occasionally in some Class A’s, their habit is recreational and generally the individual gets on with their life relatively unhindered with some help from a Berocca and a Nurofen. But for others the […]

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Neil Perry’s new Cantonese restaurant is opening next week (Sydney)

June 27, 2017

Jade Temple, a new Cantonese restaurant from Neil Perry and Rockpool Dining Group will open in Sydney CBD as of Monday 3rd July. Operating as a sister to the chef’s famous Spice Temple, the restaurant will take over the building that once housed Rockpool Est. 1989 and, briefly, Eleven Bridge, at 11 Bridge Street. Promising […]

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KFC are launching a free food truck, debuting at Australia’s most remote music festival

June 27, 2017

Well, this is…strange. KFC Australia have tapped up the talents of renowned film, TV and events designer David Malek to create and help build a dedicated food truck, going by the obvious name of “The Colonel”. The truck comes with a working kitchen, even it’s own portable stage, towers, long tables and children’s slide, all […]

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Sydney’s beloved laneway bar Since I Left You reopens as SILY

June 27, 2017

Long-standing Sydney laneway bar, the former Since I Left You, has reinvented itself as SILY, encapsulating the very best of the city’s small bar scene by serving cocktails and creative culinary delights against the stunning backdrop of Kent street’s heritage sandstone architecture. SILY’s courtyard is hidden down a cobbled stone pathway, offering a cosy feel, yet […]

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