Day: 26 July 2017

Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Jim Lawrie “Lost on Earth” (2017)

July 26, 2017

With his 2015 debut album Eons, Jim Lawrie was quick to establish himself as a songwriter and performer who needed to be on more music fans’ radars around the country. Bringing together some lovely folk tendencies with classic rock sensibilities that has proven to resonate so well with live audiences in particular, Jim Lawrie’s music generated the […]

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Live Review: Sigur Rós enchant the Hordern Pavilion on a Tuesday night out in Sydney

July 26, 2017

You know that old rule your mum used to tell you: ‘If you can’t say anything nice, then don’t say anything at all’? While it sure is nice to be spoken to politely, Sigur Rós must have listened really well to their mums, as they played the nicest and most awe inspiring of sets you’ll […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Raiza Biza “Strong Woman” (2017)

July 26, 2017

New Zealand’s Raiza Biza takes to the mic in acknowledging the strong women in his life with the appropriately titled, “Strong Woman”. The single is charming in nature, strong and anthemic in delivery – a great step further into the spotlight from the hip hop talent continuing on the rise. The official music video we’re premiering […]

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Single of the Day: Alvvays “Dreams Tonite” (2017)

July 26, 2017

New Alvvays is always great. Heh. Bad pun made, moving right along… The new album from the group is coming this September 8th in the form of Antisocialites and today, we’ve really been enjoying their new single “Dreams Tonite”. The Toronto group shine on the track, which displays an awesome progression in rhythmic and songwriting technique, as […]

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Our top 10 acts of Splendour in the Grass 2017

July 26, 2017

Non-headliners ruled Splendour in the Grass this year, and if anything defined the festival for 2017 it was that interest is shifting towards locals who are giving it their all, swiftly outshining headliners for what has become the proving ground for many a homegrown musician over the years. As a festival, Splendour is one of […]

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Interview: Royal Blood talk a disdain for encores & becoming seasoned touring musos

July 26, 2017

Continuing our interview coverage from our time with Royal Blood in Sydney recently, Mike and Ben talk more on the development of their live shows and preparing for some of their biggest festival appearances yet, notably CalJam alongside Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age. “I think with another 10 songs that we get to play, obviously the set is going […]

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The Jezabels to make themselves at home at The Lansdowne in August

July 26, 2017

The Jezabels are one of Sydney’s ultimate favourites, that should really go without saying. In August, locals will have the opportunity to spend some proper quality time with the group. Over seven nights, the band will be making their mark on the newly reopened Lansdowne Hotel for an unprecedented residency. Kicking off on Monday, August […]

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Remembering Dr Yunupingu – a beloved musician and inspiring community leader

July 26, 2017

Our condolences go out today to the family of Dr Yunupingu, the Galiwin’ku community and Gumatj clan – who have lost one of their prominent and most beloved members – as well as Skinnyfish Music, who helped to cultivate one of the most treasured careers in Australian music. Dr Yunupingu, who passed away in Darwin on Tuesday, was […]

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Music Video of the Day: The Bronx “Sore Throat” (2017)

July 26, 2017

The Bronx have come crashing through with the reveal of their fifth studio album, aptly named V. Retaining everything punk and chaotic the band has become renowned and beloved for the world over, the new record sees the LA-based group entering a new chapter in the wake of Jorma Vik‘s 2016 departure. What we’ve heard first up from […]

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Live Review: Witnessing LCD Soundsystem’s return to Sydney was a truly humbling experience

July 26, 2017

Time helps build a cult of personality; a paradigm in which how you remember things can be altered dramatically from how they actually are. With more than six years since their last visit, plenty of time has passed since LCD Soundsystem had the chance to play to a Sydney crowd. And while the music industry […]

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Album Review: Make Them Suffer – Worlds Apart (2017 LP)

July 26, 2017

Perth based sextet Make Them Suffer are back with their glorious third studio album, Worlds Apart. I will be honest, heavy deathcore is not my norm. But, as an angsty teen growing up in a depleting economy where a Thrasher T-shirt is more than my rent, I still find myself turning towards the choleric, emotion dripping genre […]

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TV Review: Cersei draws first blood in Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 2 “Stormborn”

July 26, 2017

An episode sandwiched by a brutal storm, one literal and one figurative, “Stormborn” was a momentous series of events which has moved this narrative further then many would have expected. As I mentioned last week, the time for economical storytelling is upon us, and so every – well, most – sequences are going to count […]

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Film Review: War For The Planet Of The Apes (M, USA, 2017) complements and completes the Apes trilogy perfectly

July 26, 2017

In the third and final film of the rebooted Planet of the Apes trilogy, we pick up not long after where the previous film left off. The apes are here to stay and it’s only when they come up against a battalion of soldiers that the tentative truce between humans and apes is destroyed and […]

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Film Review: A Ghost Story (USA, 2017)

July 26, 2017

David Lowery is a filmmaker whose work I have enjoyed due to thenrestrained approach to his direction, his way of humanizing his characters and his sincere, honest approach to storytelling. Whether it be a small-scale story like Ain’t Them Bodies Saints or a commercial film like the recent Pete’s Dragon, his directorial and screenwriting touch is […]

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Supanova Comic Con & Gaming brings an Iron Fist, a Superman and an Outlander to Brisbane and Adelaide

July 26, 2017

Supanova Comic Con & Gaming, the largest pop culture event in Australia, has dropped a massive announcement for their November tour which will be hitting Brisbane (November 10-12) and Adelaide (November 18-19) in November this year. As Game Of Thrones currently heats up our tv screens, one of its ex-alums, Finn Jones, now fresh from […]

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A massive line up of guests has been announced for the 2017 Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF)

July 26, 2017

The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) kicks off next week, and along for the ride will be a slew of special guests for a run of red carpet events, Q&As and more. It all kicks off on 3rd August when the cast and crew of the MIFF Premiere Film Fund supported Jungle will walk Grey […]

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Netflix releases trailer and more details for Bright smith Will Smith

July 26, 2017

Bright, the action – packed blockbuster from David Ayer (Suicide Squad) will hit Netflix soon in one of the streaming services biggest ventures to date. Will Smith and Australia’s very own Joel Edgerton and Lucy Fry will star. Set in an alternate present-day, the thriller follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward, a human […]

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Tech Review: Lumix DMC-GX850 Camera: Tiny, Helpful and Tough

July 26, 2017

What better time to test out a travel camera than while travelling? I took Panasonic’s tiny mirrorless Lumix DMC-GX850 on a cruise to put it to the test in all the difficult lighting conditions that travelling brings, and it held its own – for the most part. I’ve included several images I took on the holiday […]

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Five things we learned from Chris Gethard’s HBO special Career Suicide

July 26, 2017

Chris Gethard is an American comedian and talk show host. He has written jokes for an NFL player and completed a writing stint on Saturday Night Live. His HBO special, Career Suicide is presented by the one and only, Judd Apatow and it’s a funny and sobering look at depression, addiction and suicide. We put […]

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A Sydney based company is bringing Southern France’s best rosé wines to Australia

July 26, 2017

Championing the wines of Southern France, particularly of the Rosé variety, Quattro Wine Group has begun stamping quite the impression on Australia. The company, which was started by four Sydney-based wine enthusiasts, are trying to push one of the more underrated sides of the French Riviera to more Aussies, curating a selection of rosé wines […]

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4 Ounces Burger Co opens in Alexandria (Sydney)

July 26, 2017

As of earlier this month Alexandria has its very own entry into Sydney’s contentious gourmet burger scene, welcoming hip-hop oriented joint 4 Ounces Burger Co which is pushing a strong commitment to sustainability and local produce. The new business comes from Michelin trained chef Rory Donnelly (ex-Cafe Del Mar) and childhood friend and experienced bar […]

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Cheeseburger soup is real and it’s coming to Melbourne this month

July 26, 2017

We were ready to write this one off as a “nope” until we found out who was behind it and what it was for. Burger lord Jimmy Hurlston of Jimmy’s Burgers, Easey’s, Guilty and a whole host of other top-notch burger joints has teamed up with Deliveroo and The Salvation Army for a special exclusive […]

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Liverpool is getting a new cultural precinct with the restoration of the old Collingwood Paper Mill (Sydney)

July 26, 2017

As more and more attention is being brought to the cultural scenes outside of Sydney CBD and the inner-west it seems that Liverpool will be the next suburb to receive a lush new modern cultural and community hub, reshaping the area’s industrial past to bring new life to The Paper Mill. Previous restorations of historical […]

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Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival to feature everything from J-Pop to sumo wrestling

July 26, 2017

Japanese culture will be front and centre as Auburn’s Japanese Botanic Gardens host the Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival in August. Set to be the biggest Japanese Festival in Australia, the spectacular surrounds will be filled with two weeks of Japanese food, drink, music, garden shows, art, anime, cosplay, and even a special sumo competition. From […]

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Tyler, the Creator collaborates with Converse on new One Stars

July 26, 2017

Ever the creative footwear connoisseur emcee Tyler, the Creator, who is fresh off the release of his new album Flower Boy, is now part of the Converse family. The first expression of this new collaboration is part of the brand’s famed “One Star” silhouette, giving the suede sneaker’s a substantial twist with a limited-edition light […]

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Four of Arnott’s most legendary biscuits have been turned into ice creams

July 26, 2017

In the wildest Australian collaboration yet Arnott’s have teamed up with Peters on a range of ice creams which take some of the former brand’s most iconic biscuits and turns them into indulgent ice creams. While we’re not quite at the level of Pizza Shape ice cream yet, four or Arnott’s other most famous expressions […]

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Bundaberg Rum Solera is back on shelves after being named Best Dark Rum in the World earlier this year

July 26, 2017

After selling out in a matter of the days when it was first released in October of last year, the multi award-winning Bundaberg Rum Solera is back. Australia’s famed Bundaberg Distilling Company announced earlier this month that they have heard the waves of demand both nationally and abroad, lifting the cover on the anticipated second […]

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