Day: 29 June 2017

Exclusive Album Premiere: Taryn La Fauci – Cycling (2017 LP)

June 29, 2017

For Sydney-based singer songwriter Taryn La Fauci – and no doubt, her fans – the release of her debut album Cycling has a been a highly anticipated one. With her debut EP UNVEIL being released to a positive reception back in 2014, La Fauci has been absolutely thriving as a live performer, locking down impressive live shows and […]

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Our top 10 picks for Splendour in the Grass 2017!

June 29, 2017

Festivals are, of course, the perfect opportunity to see some of the world’s biggest artists perform live, and this year’s Splendour in the Grass is no exception, with some of our favourite headline acts performing. However, there’s nothing better than discovering an act that you haven’t heard of before, so here are a few of our […]

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Single of the Day: Curtis Harding “On & On” (2017)

June 29, 2017

It’s been a little bit since Curtis Harding set hearts a-flutter with new music but with “On & On” now out and circulating, no doubt heart rates are beginning to accelerate again. Rich in soul and evocative drive, “On & On” wastes no time in honing in on the listener and hooking them in. Each inch of […]

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Music Video of the Day: Mesa Cosa “Church of the Snake” (2017)

June 29, 2017

Melbourne’s five-(sometimes six-sometimes seven)-piece Mesa Cosa return with a call to their snake worshipping cult of destruction, the ‘Church of the Snake’. The inimitable group descend into darkness and explore an underworld full of occult rituals in their latest offering, obliterating the listener with their trademark psych-punk. Don’t worry, there’s no *actual* footage of them in the […]

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Album Review: Kasabian – For Crying Out Loud (2017 LP)

June 29, 2017

Easy to grasp, unrelenting in its palatableness – the Brit-rock indie quintet has served up a safe sixth album. Delivering on their typically loud choruses and drum breaks once more – For Crying Out Loud is what we expect from Kasabian. It’s music you could either jump a skipping rope to or down a lager […]

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Win a double pass to see Hey Geronimo in Sydney

June 29, 2017

Hey Geronimo have just released their new single ‘Bad Citizen’ via Chugg Music. Mixed by local legend Magoo, the hook-heavy, high-energy track, shouts a frantic message of warning over distorted guitars, bombastic drums and paranoid synths. Front-man Pete Kilroy reflects on the cause for alarm in the current politically charged climate, where digital platforms create […]

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Seven things we learned from Director Sofia Coppola at a special The Beguiled Q & A in Sydney

June 29, 2017

Writer and director Sofia Coppola recently became the second woman to win the best director award at Cannes. She won the gong for her latest film, The Beguiled, a gothic story about a group of isolated, Southern girls who take in a wounded solider during the American Civil War. It’s a remake of the 1971 drama/thriller […]

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Hugh Jackman is P.T. Barnum in first trailer for The Greatest Showman

June 29, 2017

With the immense success of La La Land, Hollywood appears primed to revel in the renewed popularity of the musical, and one can look no further than with The Greatest Showman. The long-gestating biopic-turned-musical has released its debut trailer and it comes stacked with an avalanche of talent and a likely aim for the award […]

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Film Review: Monsieur Chocolat (France, 2016) (France, 2016) is the less colourful counterpart to Moulin Rouge!

June 29, 2017

Breathtaking and magical, Monsieur Chocolat (directed by Roschdy Zem) is one to watch if you want to experience a Parisian night. Immerse yourself in the world of 19th-century French circus and follow the biopic story of Chocolat (Omar Sy). He journeys from a performer acting as the “cannibal” to a more respected position as a […]

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July’s PlayStation Plus titles to include Until Dawn and new PlayLink title That’s You!

June 29, 2017

Sony has just announced the PlayStation Plus line up for July, including the critically acclaimed horror title Until Dawn, and the newest game in the recently announced PlayLink range – That’s You! The PlayLink game series is designed to be a fun multiplayer experience that can be enjoyed across PS4, smartphone or tablet. That’s You! is a party quiz game […]

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Win a double pass to see Moulin Rouge at Le Cinema at Circular Quay

June 29, 2017

Following a stellar 2016 event with over 500,000 attendees, the much-loved BBR Festival will return for its fifth year with its biggest program to date and a brand new name, Bastille Festival: The Food Wine Art Revolution. Uniting individuals and countries in the spirit of Bastille Day, the free street celebration will take place at […]

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The Rock and Roll Cinema Festival kicks off at Golden Age Cinema & Bar

June 29, 2017

Kicking off last night with a screening of the seminal Rock’N’Roll High School, Golden Age Cinema & Bar in Sydney is featuring rock stars on screen – from triumphant concert films to tragic turns, turned up to eleven. From the new Whitney Huston documentary, Talking Heads live in concert, to cult classic Dogs In Space, there […]

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Heart of Mist author Helen Scheuerer talks YA fiction, fantasy worldbuilding, and ballsy female heroines

June 29, 2017

Heart of Mist, the first in new fantasy series The Oremere Chronicles, hits bookshelves later this year. Ahead of the book’s release, AU Reviewer Jodie B. Sloan chatted to author Helen Scheuerer, to get the lowdown on the upcoming series and her new fantasy publishing house Talem Press. Can you tell us a little about […]

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