Day: 17 July 2017

Live Review: Willow Beats + Blondebears + Oh Boy – The Chippo, Sydney (14.07.17)

July 17, 2017

Tucked under The Chippendale Hotel in Sydney there is a den. It is darkly lit to set the mood with music posters on the roof and graffiti sprawled all over the walls. On Friday night, it was filled with hippies, hipsters, goths and everyone in between. All to see the dynamic duo that is Willow […]

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Music Video of the Day: Wafia (feat. Ben Abraham) “83 Days” (2017)

July 17, 2017

As we head into the later part of 2017, it seems that every single day, someone is pushing new boundaries with music videos. They are getting flashier, bigger, brighter, better and if you can name it, someone somewhere is doing it. But sometimes, there’s true beauty in the simplicity of the song itself, and that’s […]

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New Music to Listen to This Week (w/c July 17th)

July 17, 2017

Finish your week off right with a round-up of all the best new music hand-selected by The AU Review team. We’ve got the spirited, pop-punk new single from Self Talk’s forthcoming EP, a gorgeous spare-electro release from Sydney’s Leftenent, a must-listen from a brilliant collaboration between Mount Kimbie and King Krule, plus plenty more. Get […]

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Interview: Stevie Scott of Brisbane’s Deafcult on their debut album, Auras

July 17, 2017

Brisbane’s Deafcult have recently dropped debut album Auras, a shoegazy, reverb-drenched foray into the unknown. It’s euphoric yet morose, gregarious yet restrained, and might be one of the best albums released this year. I caught up with guitarist/vocalist Stevie Scott to chat about what the release means to him, ahead of their national (not Perth […]

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ACMI announces celebration of Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli in August

July 17, 2017

A month-long film season dedicated to the studio behind some of the most beloved Japanese animations will be screening at ACMI from August. Celebrate! Studio Ghibli will screen 23 titles from the animation company, which ACMI states will “give audiences the chance to delve into the beautifully realised worlds and uniquely imaginative storytelling of Studio Ghibli” […]

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TV Review: Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 1 “Dragonstone” is nothing but power moves

July 17, 2017

That was one hell of a way to open up Game of Thrones’ seventh season premiere, wasn’t it? Rarely does the show dabble in cold openers, but an enormously satisfying ribbon-cutter was certainly the perfect way to usher in what is now the final 13 episodes (split into two seasons) of what has truly become […]

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Five things to expect from the new BBC First series Taboo

July 17, 2017

Brought to our screens by producer Ridley Scott, writer and co-creator Stephen Knight of Peaky Blinders fame (read our interview HERE), actor Tom Hardy and his father Edward “Chips” Hardy, the new eight part series Taboo takes us back to 1814, where Hardy’s character James Keziah Delaney returns to his hometown after the death of his father to lay […]

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Ansel Elgort & Lily James talk about the ending of Baby Driver

July 17, 2017

While in Australia, the stars of the new film Baby Driver, Ansel Elgort & Lily James sat down with The Iris’s Larry Heath to talk about the ending of their new film Baby Driver, directed by Edgar Wright. So: was the ending real or imagined? Naturally, there are some spoilers here, so only watch after you’ve […]

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Interview: Tom Lenk talks Lenk Lewk For Less, Nerdgasm, and parodying Hollywood fashion with love

July 17, 2017

Tom Lenk may have been best known for starring in Buffy The Vampire Slayer as well as performing on Broadway and being a singer and playwright. But more recently Lenk has taken Instagram by storm with his Lenk Lewk For Less where he posts pictures parodying celebrity fashion looks and replicating them using basic household […]

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Hotel Review: Travelodge Hobart stands tall in Tasmania’s seaside city

July 17, 2017

Location is everything when visiting a city for a quick weekend getaway. What I look for is convenience, ambience and comfortability. In the heart of Hobart’s gorgeous town centre towers a dusty-red brick building. In Melbourne, I actually live next door to the Travelodge in Southbank so it’s pretty fitting that I’ve had the chance […]

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Theatre Review: Mauritius is hilarious, heartbreaking and thoroughly engaging (Sydney’s New Theatre until 29th July)

July 17, 2017

After the death of their Mother, two estranged half-sisters enter into a heated debate over which one of them owns a coveted stamp collection. Jackie (Kitty Hopwood) is the younger of the two and she sees the sale of the stamp collection as her ticket to a better life. Standing in her way is Mary […]

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Theatre Review: This Much is True shines a light on Sydney’s underbelly (Performance at The Old Fitz until 12 August)

July 17, 2017

In a theatre hidden in the back of a pub in the depths of Wolloomooloo gather a motley cast of characters who look to have stepped straight onto the stage from the street outside. Throw in a hefty dose of humour, a smattering of nostalgia and a generous amount of alcohol and you have This […]

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Four Seasons Hotel unveils new dining spot Mode Kitchen & Bar (Sydney)

July 17, 2017

The lush Four Seasons Hotel Sydney has just revealed the new restaurant replacing Mark Best’s beloved Pei Modern, moving towards European influenced dining overseen by Head Chef Francesco Mannelli, who is best known for his work at heavy-hitters Balla, Est., and Uccello. The name for the new lobby-level restaurant is Mode Kitchen & Bar, bringing […]

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