Day: 7 July 2017

Single of the Day: SMERZ “Oh my my” (2017)

July 7, 2017

Norwegian duo SMERZ continue to warp and fuse underground club vibes with fresh and biting vocals on their new tune, “Oh my my”. The single is the girls’ first since releasing acclaimed debut EP Okey in 2016 and boasts originality in sound and a memorable effect in its delivery. Perfect for the odd late night bop or cruise, […]

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Peking Duk replace George Ezra at Splendour in the Grass; start planning your festival with the official timetables!

July 7, 2017

As is tradition with Splendour in the Grass these days, the festival still has changes and surprises up its sleeves, even weeks out from playtime in North Byron. Today, the official set times and maps were released, but not without a sneaky line up change. Unfortunately for George Ezra fans, the British musician has had to cancel his […]

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Music Video of the Day: The Sea Gypsies “Demons” (2017)

July 7, 2017

The Sea Gypsies charm and captivate with their latest single, “Demons” – whether it is in Luke Marlin‘s vocals, the fusion of that easy-to-listen to guitar or the unassuming percussion, there’s a blend of all of the good stuff that makes “Demons” definitely more approachable than the title may suggest. The Central Coast surf rockers remain […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Sophisticated Dingo “Head Talk” (2017)

July 7, 2017

Sophisticated Dingo – easily one of the most memorable names you’re likely to hear this week, have dropped on us a brand new single in “Head Talk”! Brimming with confidence and delivered with a one-two punch energy that only comes with a great band dynamic, the single is a great step forward for the band. […]

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Album Review: Haim – Something To Tell You (2017 LP)

July 7, 2017

More than four years in the making, Haim have returned from the world of playing festivals and obsessive touring to create Something To Tell You. On Something To Tell You they haven’t recreated the wheel, but have more than ably changed the manual on how use said wheel, or in this case, album. Haim have spoken […]

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The Five Best Games of the “Walking Simulator” Genre

July 7, 2017

When the so-called ‘walking simulator’ genre emerged in modern gaming, it was treated with a certain amount of contempt. Many claimed games within the genre ‘weren’t real games’, and in many cases, completely ignored their vast storytelling potential. Simple mechanics and a lack of interaction have often drawn criticism, but to deny the impact that […]

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Film Review: It Comes at Night (USA, 2017) is a nightmare filled with suspense

July 7, 2017

It would be easy to expect a horror film from the trailer of It Comes At Night, but those familiar with Trey Edwards Shults’ debut feature Krisha should know better. Though he may not be quite skilled at the in-your-face scare, Shults is clearly an intelligent and unique voice for those who love to mix […]

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The 10 best TV shows of 2017 (…so far) from Australia and around the world

July 7, 2017

Many out there reckon we’re in the golden age of television right now, and given the difficulties our team had in creating this list, we don’t disagree. After much debate, here now are the ten TV shows that have aired so far this year on TV and streaming services, that we consider to be the […]

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Melbourne Documentary Film Festival Review: China’s 3 Dreams checks the aftermath of The Cultural Revolution two generations on

July 7, 2017

It’s been more than forty years since Emperor Mao Zedong passed, yet the events of the Revolution remain a foreign subject to much of China’s youth. Beneath the doctored history, propaganda and piecemeal curriculum, the impact of Mao’s leadership remains present in the generation that survived it. This is the heart of Nick Torrens’ documentary, […]

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Melbourne Documentary Film Festival Review: The Orb playfully profiled in Lunar Orbit (Canada, 2016)

July 7, 2017

If you have never heard of The Orb before I would recommend listening to their 1989 hit A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules from the Centre of the Ultraworld. Even just reading that title would be enough to vaguely understand what The Orb is about and what they continue to represent. Mixed in […]

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Meet the 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist (Part 2): Ryan O’Neill, Philip Salom & Josephine Wilson

July 7, 2017

On the 18th June the shortlist for the 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award – an award now in it’s 60th year – was unveiled to the public. And what an exciting shortlist it was, with all five of this nominated authors shortlisted for the very first time! It was also great to see many of […]

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Review: Sydney Symphony Orchestra delivers thoroughly entertaining tribute to George Michael at the Sydney Opera House (Until 8th July)

July 7, 2017

When the Sydney Symphony Orchestra first planned a concert series based on the music of George Michael, it was envisioned as a celebration marking 30 years since the release of his first solo album, Faith. But in December last year, Michael’s name was added to the heartbreakingly long list of stellar artists that were lost […]

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Aussie producer Jack’s Creek wins World’s Best Fillet Steak

July 7, 2017

Don’t call it comeback. Australian beef producer Jack’s Creek have, for the third year in a row, dominated London’s coveted World Steak Challenge, walking away with the title of World’s Best Fillet Steak. Bringing home one of the competition’s top awards, this has solidified Jack’s Creek as a serious force despite being a relative newcomer […]

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