Day: 3 July 2017

Single of the Day: San Mei “Necessary” (2017)

July 3, 2017

San Mei has been establishing herself on the radars of many musical tastemakers and crowds for a little while and in the lead up to the release of her debut EP Necessary (out July 14th), the musician has continued to spur on the hype train with the release of the record’s title track. “Necessary” sees San Mei […]

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Album Review: Kacy Hill – Like A Woman (2017 LP)

July 3, 2017

I saw Kacy Hill live at Splendour In The Grass 2016 on the back of knowing two songs of hers. Going into the set thinking her sound was maybe a cross between James Blake and Montaigne, I quickly realised I was doing her an injustice in comparing her to any other artist (irrespective of the […]

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Live Review: Mere Women + Terrible Truths + SPIT – The Curtin Hotel, Melbourne (30.06.17)

July 3, 2017

Relative newcomers SPIT opened the evening, their saccharine garage-punk even more evolved than when I saw them play last. With a triple mustang combo, they were a wall of sound, held together by the razor sharp drumming of Jonnine Nokes. One of their hallmark features is the alternating, dynamic vocals, shared between guitarists Chloe Turner […]

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New Music You Have to Listen to This Week (July 3rd 2017)

July 3, 2017

It’s that time of week again- slide into our weekly Spotify playlist for a wrap up of all the best new music. This one includes an electro-pop powerhouse addition from Blyolk, Curtis Harding‘s soulful new release and the latest cut from SAATSUMA‘s forthcoming debut album. Get listening below! ———- This content has recently been ported […]

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Music Video of the Day: The xx “I Dare You” (2017)

July 3, 2017

If anyone knows how to tug at your heartstrings and make dreamy electro pop come to life, it’s the XX.  Ahead of what is sure to be an absolutely epic set at Splendour in the Grass, the band have just dropped their video for “I Dare You” and it’s wonderful. Not only is an open […]

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Album Review: Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory (2017 LP)

July 3, 2017

LA Clippers fan Vince Staples set the rap game alight with his debut album Summertime ’06. The captivating conscious hip-hop album left fans satisfied, yet hungry for a new project. Enter Prima Donna; the more experimental album which was rather divisive for Vince Staples fans. However, the experimentalist in Vince wouldn’t stop there, as fans […]

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Win a double pass to see Cookin’ on 3 Burners in Sydney

July 3, 2017

After stumbling upon a disused time machine, Cookin’ On 3 Burners are propelled back to the year 1971, whereupon breaking into a local high school science lab, they cautiously combine the elements and mix together the perfect ingredients to bring about the creation Lab Experiments Volume 1: Mixin’ which was released earlier this month. The […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Gumboot “Holiday” (2017)

July 3, 2017

Not-quite from Melbourne band Gumboot are self described as “post surf idiosyncratic goth rock”. I don’t know if I entirely agree with this sentiment, but they are indeed something unique. It’s not often you see lead riffs being hammered out, rag-style, on keys, while the rest of the group explores slacker-punk territory. Gumboot’s second EP, Holiday, dropped on […]

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The 15 best films of 2017 (…so far) from Australia and around the world

July 3, 2017

The first half of the year has been filled with some incredible cinema; launching with a slate of Golden Globe and Oscar nominated material, and moving through to some of the year’s biggest blockbusters. Here are the 15 best films released in Australian cinemas between 1st January and 30th June, 2017: 15. The Innocents “As […]

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Event Review: Oz Comic-Con Melbourne 2017 was a mixed bag of vampires, zombies, superheroes and the supernatural

July 3, 2017

It’s freezing in Melbourne, my BOM app is telling me it’s like 2 degrees outside so I know I need to rug up even though I’m only a 5 minute walk away from the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. I throw on my warm jacket over my dress / leggings combo and make my way […]

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TV Review: Fear the Walking Dead Season 3 Episode 6 “Red Dirt” fixates on fear

July 3, 2017

“Red Dirt” continues Fear the Walking Dead’s vast improvement over its previous seasons as Broke Jaw Ranch is thrown into a panic in response to news that the show’s latest villain, Walker, is coming to claim the land by force. That’s some great material for the show to start exploring, leaving the walking dead out […]

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Interview: First Girl I Loved Director Kerem Sanga on marriage equality and the film’s Australian release

July 3, 2017

When First Girl I Loved screened in September 2016 as part of the 4th annual Queer Screen Film Fest in Sydney, I was initially disappointed by the film’s second half (read more in my original review). It wasn’t because it was bad film, far from it, however, it was because I had no idea what to expect […]

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Melbourne Documentary Film Festival Review: Play Your Gender (Canada, 2016) is an inspiring music documentary that encourages female producers & engineers

July 3, 2017

Artists like Madonna, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry are some of the biggest names in the music industry. But in the shadows of these successful women you will see lots of men. When you look behind-the-scenes at the music business it is one big old boys’ club but does it have to be this […]

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Hotel Review: Tribe Perth reflects the modern traveller with smart, tech-savvy design

July 3, 2017

Described as an “edited hotel experience”, Tribe is an interesting entry into the ever-growing scene of boutique, pared accommodation which seems to view the traditional weight of hospitality as excessive and unnecessary. The curation for Australia’s newest hotel brand has tapped into various design influences to maintain a unique sense of style in a city […]

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Seven theatre productions you can’t miss in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane this month

July 3, 2017

It’s a massive month for theatre all around Australia, with the Helpmann Awards on July 24th only furthering the spotlight on the many great productions happening all over Australia. But the Helpmann nominees aren’t the only shows worth celebrating; here are seven productions which kick off or continue through the month ahead in Sydney, Brisbane, […]

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Performances from Book of Mormon, Kinky Boots, American Idiot and many more to showcase at 17th Annual Helpmann Awards

July 3, 2017

Staged on the set of Kinky Boots at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney, the 17th Annual Helpmann Awards Ceremony will feature a vast array of high-profile hosts, talent and performances when it airs live this July. This years premier celebration of Australia’s live performance industry will showcase performances from the musical My Fair Lady with […]

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Theatre Review: Front proves that a lot can go on behind closed garage doors (Performances in Sydney through 15th July)

July 3, 2017

Front is a new theatre production whose name could mean lots of different things. The band could all be a “front” for something else, a group often has a “front” man and being an artist means you have to perform on-stage “front” and centre. The play is a rocking one that takes a walk on […]

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We explore the expansive exhibition Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum at Brisbane’s Queensland Museum

July 3, 2017

Opening late last month at Brisbane’s Queensland Museum, Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum is an expansive and interactive look at one of Ancient Rome’s best known traditions and one of the Eternal City’s most enduring symbols. Curated in conjunction with some of Rome’s most prominent museums and institutions, Gladiators is a Brisbane exclusive, and I […]

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Butter is turning red for Puma with a limited edition menu (Sydney)

July 3, 2017

Teaming up with Puma for Arsenal FC’s first visit to Australia in 40 years, Surry Hills fried chicken and sneaker joint Butter has gone through a bit of a makeover, borrowing a bright shade of red from the limited edition and never released Puma Arsenal Suedes​. In addition to giving away 50 pairs of the […]

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Fourth of July events across Sydney and Melbourne 2017

July 3, 2017

Break out the fireworks because Fourth of July is upon us, giving us Aussies a good excuse to celebrate everything we think we know about American culture. That is, fatty delicious food, of course. There’s a whole bunch of events around the major cultural hubs of Sydney and Melbourne today (some even lasting the rest […]

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Award-winners like Sixpenny and Biota join The Gantry for a special winter menu (Sydney)

July 3, 2017

A beautifully curated menu has hit Sydney’s The Gantry for the remainder of this month, offering an extra special collaborative feast that includes chefs from heavy-hitting culinary powerhouses like Sixpenny and Biota Dining. It’s a rare opportunity to showcase dishes by so many award-winning chefs in one spot, presenting diners with an essential, affordable set […]

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Win a family winter experience to “Skate, Slide and Chill” at the Common Man in Melbourne

July 3, 2017

From now until the end of August The Common Lawn at South Wharf in Melbourne will operate as a specially designed arctic oasis, complete with undercover ice rink, toboggan slide, and a dedicated Lavazza & Absolut Chill Out Zone with food and drinks. To warm up after shredding it up on the rink there’s cocktails, […]

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Interview: in conversation with Southern Comfort’s national cocktail champion Jacob Cohen

July 3, 2017

Cairns bartender Jacob Cohen has recently won the Southern Comfort Traveling Tales cocktail competition. It consisted of numerous rounds around the nation before the Finals held at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar in Barangaroo, Sydney. Jacob has a chat to us before he sets off to New Orleans to experience his first-place prize as well as […]

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