Day: 15 August 2017

Single of the Day: Siamese “Scatterbrain” (2017)

August 15, 2017

Continuing to refine and hone their sound is Adelaide’s Siamese, perfectly reflected in their new single, “Scatterbrain”. Still steeped in 90’s spirited shoe gaze and alt rock, “Scatterbrain” displays a more mature and evocative side of Siamese not yet seen on record. Melodic and heavy, the tune thuds with guitar and vocal. It’s muddy, but in […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Birdhouse “The Garden” (2017)

August 15, 2017

Now, here’s a bit of a new one for you. Melbourne’s Birdhouse have been generating considerable hype over the last few months, particularly with the release of their sophomore EP I’ve Got Something To Tell You. Their approach to indie rock music has seen the group inject a dose of surf-punk into their music that has gone […]

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The Preatures, Holy Holy & more announced for Festival of the Sun 2017

August 15, 2017

Festival of the Sun returns to Port Macquarie this December, looking to sell out quickly too, if previous years’ ticket sales are anything to go by! Long regarded as one of the east coast’s most popular festival events, Festival of the Sun hasn’t changed its blueprint one iota. Still completely BYO, FOTSUN has retained its family […]

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Frank Ocean, Vince Staples and Finnish locals give Flow Festival a huge final day for 2017

August 15, 2017

While all eyes and ears were on Frank Ocean for the sunlit final day of Flow Festival 2017, there was plenty of quality live performances, from artists both renowned and obscure, to cap the annual event in the best way possible. The atmosphere was electric all through the day, and unlike Saturday there wasn’t a […]

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Album Review: Mura Masa – Mura Masa (2017 LP)

August 15, 2017

The self-titled debut album from British pop DJ Alex Crossan AKA Mura Masa, while producing some quality bangers and funky house tracks, fails to come across as a much of a Mura Masa project. The quality of the tracks, the production and the diversity of sounds on the album all contribute to the positive sides of […]

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Music Video of the Day: Hamjam “Sippin Rosé All Alone” (2017)

August 15, 2017

Perth duo Hamjam celebrated the release of their album a/s/l? on Friday and what better way to mark it than with a brand new music video too? The fact that both Hamish Rahn and James Ireland have been able to fit in the time to write and record an album of their own while also touring with Methyl Ethel and […]

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Destiny 2 running at 60fps in 4K is blowing our minds

August 15, 2017

Bungie has released a new trailer for the upcoming Destiny 2 PC open beta and, because they clearly know what the PC master race values most, it can be cranked all the way up to 60-frames-per-second 4K and enjoyed in all its high res glory.

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Five Reasons to watch Australia’s answer to Atlanta, the Stan series The Other Guy

August 15, 2017

Dating has become a complicated business – gone are the times when respectable men and women would try to court each other civilly. Nowadays, it’s all about Tinder, night clubs and one-night stands, with any hope of a meaningful relationship lost in a sea of lust and horniness. One programme looking to examine these modern […]

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Nash Edgerton’s new TV series for FX Australia has commenced production

August 15, 2017

Nash Edgerton’s first directing gig for a television series and FX Australia’s first local production, Mr Inbetween, has commenced shooting. Driven by dark humour and off-beat conversation, the six part series follows charismatic, yet volatile hitman Ray Shoesmith, as he navigates his chilling business while also maintaining friendships, parental responsibilities and a fledgling romance. The show […]

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Village Cinemas is unveiling a new cinema site in Melbourne

August 15, 2017

Village Cinemas are embarking on a new venture that will help welcome an all-new cinema site located in Melbourne’s largest mixed-use precinct, M-City Monash. Located in the suburb of Clayton in Melbourne’s south east, M-City will become home to four apartment towers, an international hotel, commercial offices and a retail precinct. Strategically developed within a […]

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For Honor tournament ends in disarray as winning player exploits his way to victory

August 15, 2017

Ubisoft’s sword-and-board team fighter For Honor finds itself in a bit of a pickle at the moment. Over the weekend, Ubisoft ran a huge tournament for the game with a prize pool of US$10,000. The winner of this tournament, however, didn’t go about claiming his victories in the way Ubisoft had hoped. Rather, he used a […]

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Blizzard unable to make up mind, renames Battle.net launcher again

August 15, 2017

You might remember a story we brought you last year about Blizzard Entertainment retiring the long-standing Battle.net name it used for its program launcher in favour of the more generic name, Blizzard Launcher. The story changed earlier this year when the Activision half of the Activision-Blizzard family declared it would be bringing the Destiny 2 beta […]

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Melbourne International Film Festival Review: Wonderstruck (USA, 2017) astounds with heart, emotion, and magic

August 15, 2017

Directed by Todd Haynes (Carol), Wonderstruck focuses on the lives of two kids in two different time periods, who both set off on their own very personal New York adventures. Ben (Oakes Fegley) longs to know the identity of his father as it may provide some insight into his own life and mindset. Rose (Millicent […]

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Film Review: Logan Lucky (USA, 2017) is a calculated, charming caper

August 15, 2017

It’s been a few years since director Steven Soderbergh had a feature film on the big screen but with Logan Lucky he makes a welcome return in this rollicking comedy-heist. It would be easy to boil this down to a red-neck dirty overalls wearing, whiskey swigging, pick-up truck driving version of Soderbergh’s own hit Ocean’s […]

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Film Review: Hampstead (UK, 2017) is London’s answer to Lady & The Tramp

August 15, 2017

Hampstead is a film that is based on a true story. But you get the sense that it’s a glossy, feel-good version of reality. The film is a pleasant rom-com that is a nice way to wile away 102 minutes so long as you don’t expect any surprises or social realism. The film is directed […]

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Win a double pass to see Andrey Gugnin perform in Sydney

August 15, 2017

Audiences will have the unique opportunity to experience the sublime musicality of Andrey Gugnin, winner of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia, as he performs a thrilling repertoire live at Riverside Theatres on 30th August 2017. Andrey graduated from the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory in 2010, where he studied under Professor Vera Gornostaeva; […]

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Book Review: Tim Flannery’s Sunlight and Seaweed is the beginning of a new way of helping our planet

August 15, 2017

Tim Flannery, is a leading writer on climate change, a scientist and an explorer. His current book, Sunlight and Seaweed, explores the possibilities on how to feed, power and clean up the world. Whilst it’s no book for dummies, it is a rather accomplished achievement put together, cleverly researched and bounded in a not-too-thick book […]

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