Day: 5 July 2017

Single of the Day: SIMONA “Triumph” (2017)

July 5, 2017

“Triumph”, the new single from producer and songwriter SIMONA, is exactly what the title boasts. Take from her new EP of the same name, “Triumph” sees the Melbourne artist dive headfirst into some awesome and immersive rhythms and production, remaining relentless in its percussive drive and ambitious approach. Suss it below! SIMONA is touring this month! […]

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Canada’s BreakOut West partners with Australian Music Week and announces Aussie contingent for 2017 conference

July 5, 2017

Canadian music conference and showcase series BreakOut West returns to Alberta in September for four days and three nights of networking, panels and live music. Celebrating its 15th year in 2017, BreakOut West also incorporates the Western Canadian Music Awards, bringing the huge spotlight onto the thriving music industry even more. This year, BreakOut West has […]

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Interview: Flint Eastwood talks Detroit, Assemble Sound and being the Queen of her own Broke Royalty

July 5, 2017

Committed to the ambitions of her creative city, Jax Anderson under Flint Eastwood has pushed the boundaries of what it means to be a pop artist. First up, “Queen” has been a massive single.  It’s hard to avoid that chin up in defiance vibe powering through the chorus line, and with good reason as you’ve certainly […]

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Album Review: SATURATION – BROCKHAMPTON (2017 LP)

July 5, 2017

Have you ever moved in with fifteen of your friends to start a rap group and inadvertently created one of the best and most unique rap albums of all time? Have you ever written and produced said album in a matter of weeks? Have you ever taken the rap world by storm, gathering comparisons to […]

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Album Review: Alison Moyet – Other (2017 LP)

July 5, 2017

Alison Moyet has always been front of mind for me when it comes to female vocalists. Her voice has woven itself steadily through my life ever since I heard “Where Hides Sleep” years ago. Now, with the release of her ninth solo album, Other, I sit in awe still of her extraordinary voice and remarkable […]

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Music Video of the Day: Princess Nokia “G.O.A.T” (2017)

July 5, 2017

Princess Nokia has been one of my favourites for a little while now, so when I saw this week that she had been signed to Rough Trade/Remote Control, I was stoked to see this talented artist continuing on the come up. If you haven’t already heard, her latest single “G.O.A.T”, is a fiery representation of where […]

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10 Things We Learnt at Belgium’s Rock Werchter Festival

July 5, 2017

I have been to one European festival before – Main Square in France – but that was six years ago. In that time I got used to the stricter, but definitely more organized, festivals in Australia and the US. If there’s one thing you should take away from this piece it’s this: if you’re going […]

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Film Review: Spider-Man: Homecoming (USA, 2017) is a triumphant return to form

July 5, 2017

By the conclusion of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the character and lore behind it had lost all sense of vigour on screen. The film was tired, painful and offensively deplorable, so much so it managed to master what many would consider near impossible — it made the promise of future instalments as something to dread […]

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Melbourne Documentary Film Festival Review: The Slippers (Canada, 2016) is unbelievable, whimsical and charming

July 5, 2017

In the film, The Wizard of Oz Dorothy taps her ruby red slippers and says, “There’s no place like home.” But have you ever wondered where was home for those striking shoes? The documentary, The Slippers is a fascinating film that covers what became of this beloved slice of movie history in a story that […]

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Melbourne Documentary Film Festival Review: Placebo Alt.Russia (UK, 2016) is a fascinating documentary about Russia’s art & black market music

July 5, 2017

Placebo have always been a band that proudly sit outside of the mainstream. So it’s not a giant leap for this group of alternative musicians to want to seek out like-minded individuals when they are on tour. Placebo Alt.Russia is partially an arts and political documentary and part travelogue as the band traverse through different […]

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Theatre Review: Vigil filled to the brim with character and passion (Art Centre Melbourne until 8th July)

July 5, 2017

Even though it is billed as a cabaret, Vigil is something that is far from that label. This one-person show – commissioned by the Adelaide Cabaret Festival – is filled with songs and interludes that weave through its story. While cabaret is traditionally seen as something jovial, Vigil cannot lay claim to this. It is […]

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Read the first chapter of Iain Ryan’s new regional noir novel The Student

July 5, 2017

Sometimes it’s hard to know if you’re going to know if you’re going to like a novel just from looking at the cover and the synopsis. Sometimes it’s handy to read a little bit of the novel, get a feel for it… realise you love it, want to read more, and go out and by […]

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Win a double pass to see Hello, Goodbye and Happy Birthday in Sydney

July 5, 2017

Audiences are invited to a birthday party like no other when the national tour of Hello, Goodbye and Happy Birthday takes to the stage at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta from 27 to 29 July. Hello, Goodbye and Happy Birthday celebrates two milestone birthdays – 18 and 80 – two major transition points of adult life. One […]

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Interview: The Incredible Here and Now co-director Jeneffa Soldatic talks about the anticipated coming-of-age adaptation

July 5, 2017

Commissioned from local Parramatta author Felicity Castagna based on her multi award winning novel and performed by Australia’s newest theatre company, National Theatre of Parramatta, the coming-of-age drama The Incredible Here and Now looks set to be one of the most talked about shows on the season. In the leadup to the opening of the production […]

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Melbourne Central is planning a two day….Unicorn Festival

July 5, 2017

Surprisingly Melbourne has never had a Unicorn Festival before. What’s even more surprising is that unicorn doesn’t mean a multi-coloured mythical horse-like creature with a sharp horn anymore; it means sugary, ‘gram-worthy desserts like donuts, scrolls and ice creams. That’s what’s in store for Melbourne locals and visitors at the city’s first ever Unicorn Festival, […]

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Sydney favourite Belly Bao is officially moving to Newtown

July 5, 2017

It’s been four years since the almighty Belly Bao shot straight to the heart of Sydney’s food lovers. In 2013 they began trading fortnightly at Paddington Markets, growing a loyal following with lovingly steamed bao buns and various fillings like crispy fried chicken and crackling roast pork belly. They worked up a collective appetite among […]

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Mary’s CBD has introduced a full breakfast menu (Sydney)

July 5, 2017

The burger gods at Mary’s have decided that their CBD joint (the one right near Pitt St Mall) needs a bit of a makeover, so along with a new fit-out the team have introduced a full breakfast menu, primarily aimed at the many, many sad and regretful hungover individuals that stalk Sydney’s street on the […]

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Mercure Sydney breathes new life into their resident Eve’s Bar

July 5, 2017

Borrowing from the urban vibe of New York City, Mercure Sydney have given their Eve’s Bar an essential makeover, determined to positioned it as a go-to for not just guests, but also locals and commuters looking for a reliable option for lunch or after-work drinks. Sporting a brand new design, the bar now glows with […]

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Max Brenner will cover absolutely anything you want in chocolate for World Chocolate Day

July 5, 2017

Ubiquitous chocolate heaven Max Brenner is doing things a little differently come this year’s World Chocolate Day on Friday 7th July, offering chocolate-lovers the chance to get (almost) anything they want drizzled in the brand’s signature melted chocolate for free. Yeah, that means anything: avo on toast, a burger, a person, your old Sisqo CD’s, […]

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Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove hooks up with Taylors Wines for “One Wine Weekend” (Gold Coast)

July 5, 2017

This July, the Gold Coast’s stunning InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort and Taylors Wines are teaming up to celebrate the Sanctuary Cove Winter Wine Festival. Running across two days from July 22nd the resort will host three events different events to bring guests across a wide range of exclusive experiences. These include the Taylors Wines luxury […]

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