Day: 2 August 2017

Single of the Day: Kelela “LMK” (2017)

August 2, 2017

Finally,¬†finally,¬†finally,¬†Kelela‘s debut album is on its way, with¬†Take Me Apart due out this October. The vocalist took our breath away with the¬†Hallucinogen¬†EP and now, we’ve got some new music in “LMK” to get around as the hype for¬†Take Me Apart starts to generate properly. Primed for the dance floor, “LMK” goes in hard with its […]

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Interview: Travis Collins and Amber Lawrence on Our Backyard, Gympie Muster and 2017 milestones

August 2, 2017

¬†For the first time, country music singer/songwriters Travis Collins and Amber Lawrence have collaborated on their debut seven-track EP, Our Backyard. Friends since 2004, when they met at the College of Country Music (now Academy of Country Music), it’s been eight years since the duo hit the road together. With cemented solo careers and album […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Birdz ft. Serina Pech “This Side” (2017)

August 2, 2017

The Bad Apples team comes through again, this time with¬†Birdz¬†stepping up to the plate in releasing the visuals for his latest single, “This Side”. Linking up with Darwin singer¬†Serina Pech, the rapper brings together clever rhymes with Pech’s undeniably smoky soul flavour in celebrating excellence over adversity. Filmed in and around Melbourne’s Northside, we see […]

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Lineup and venue revealed for the AU’s 9th Birthday Party in Sydney

August 2, 2017

Guess what? We’re just shy of a decade old and to celebrate, we’re bringing the party to Sydney this month! Our ninth birthday is a special one – there’ve been many changes and developments over the last few years but our love for championing new music and artists has remained the same – strong as […]

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AFI and AACTA announce the fourth year of #SocialShorts

August 2, 2017

Throughout the last week, the Australian Film Institute and Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AFI | AACTA) have been making waves with their online short film competition #SocialShorts. In its fourth year, the competition is aimed at given unknown filmmakers exposure within the wider Australian film industry. And with 65 film competing it […]

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Screen Australia announces investments in fifteen documentaries

August 2, 2017

In local news, Screen Australia has recently announced that they plan to invested up to $4.15 million in production funding across fifteen documentaries. Through the guise of the Documentary Producer and Commissioned programs, the module set in place is certain to stretch and explore a plethora of various subject matters from creative voices. With some […]

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Film Review: Atomic Blonde (USA, 2017) collates enough action, sensuality, and humour to deem it worthy

August 2, 2017

Proving that the no-hold barred mentality he so masterfully captured as co-director of the original John Wick was no flash in the pan, director David Leitch ventures as a soloist for the excessive Atomic Blonde and manages to collate enough action, sensuality, and humour to deem it a project worthy of one‚Äôs attention. It doesn‚Äôt […]

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The Hilton Hawaiian Village to kick off a massive 72 hour sale next week

August 2, 2017

The iconic Waikiki Beach Resort – Hilton Hawaiian Village – will be holding a massive sale for just 72 hours, with hotel suites (including, possibly, the one that Elvis and Michael Jackson once stayed in) being offered up to 50 percent off. The sale kicks off at 8 am Monday 7 August (Hawaii local time), […]

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Seven Events Not To Miss Around Australia This August

August 2, 2017

From Cabaret to Theatre and Contemporary Dance, August is offering up a delightful assortment of options to get you out of the house all over the country. Here are just arts events we think should not be missed this month! Melbourne: Crazy Horse Paris presents Forever Crazy Celebrating 65 show-stopping years of naked couture and […]

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What I learned attending my first ever Helpmann Awards

August 2, 2017

The 2017 17th annual Helpmann Awards were held last Monday at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney. Lachlan attended the ceremony and reflects on the experience – his first time at the iconic celebration of stage performances in Australia. They’re long… and for good reason Clocking in at 3 hours with no commercial breaks, the ceremony […]

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Theatre Review: The Production Company’s Jesus Christ Superstar will leave you with mixed emotions (State Theatre, Melbourne to 13th August)

August 2, 2017

We all know the story about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the undeniable suffering he endured in his last hours. Well, this musical – Jesus Christ Superstar¬†–¬†chronicles the days leading up to Jesus’ last, and does so through song and dance. With Andrew Lloyd Webber as the almighty creator of this work, it’s understandable […]

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Book Review: Michael Fitzgerald’s The Pacific Room is a tender examination of identity and self expression

August 2, 2017

In 1892, Italian painter Girolamo Nerli travels to Samoa to paint famous author Robert Louis Stevenson, known to the locals as Tusitala, ‚Äėthe teller of tales‚Äô. His goal? To capture something of the Hyde within Stevenson‚Äôs Jekyll. Over a century later, art historian Lewis Wakefield makes the same pilgrimage, in search of the story behind […]

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Bend the knee to this enormous M&M ice cream sandwich in Sydney and Brisbane today

August 2, 2017

It’s National Ice-Cream Sandwich Day today. Well at least that’s what we’ve just been told by dessert slinger Mister Fitz who, for one day only, is offering pretty much the biggest, most ridiculous, world-destroying ice cream sandwich known to humankind. Given their usual flair with ice-cream sandwiches we’re expecting this one to actually taste pretty […]

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Proud and powerful: Machiavelli Ristorante is still one of Sydney’s finest Italian restaurants

August 2, 2017

It seems the 2016 arrival of a spin-off restaurant, imposing Rushcutters Bay warehouse restaurant Bar Machiavelli, has sparked a new flame under Sydney’s long-standing Machiavelli Ristorante, a stalwart dining destination that has been standing since 1988. There’s a real “if these walls could talk” kind of history behind this famed Italian restaurant, a sprawling space […]

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House of Lulu White brings a cheeky twist to Melbourne’s cafe scene

August 2, 2017

Tucked away behind tinted windows is a seductive new cafe made of something a little more than just your average building materials. What makes House of Lulu White just that little bit special is the unique history behind both the name and the cafe‚Äôs location. The site at 4 Yarra Street now takes inspiration from […]

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