Day: 25 August 2017

the AU turns nine: a quick catch up with Adelaide’s Naomi Keyte

August 25, 2017

Adelaide songwriter Naomi Keyte joins us in Sydney next week to help us celebrate 9 years in the game, set to perform on a live music line up that boasts both BOAT SHOW and Bad Pony. That’s three very different artists on one bill and we can’t wait. For Keyte, 2017 has seen her step back into the […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Gaspar Sanz “Watch You Go” (2017)

August 25, 2017

Taking a galactic approach, Sydney’s Gaspar Sanz  bring us their new music video for “Watch You Go”. Taken from the band’s self-titled debut EP, the song itself builds on great electronic production, while the guitar and vocals highlight the same type of swag bands like The Delta Riggs inspire. The clip itself screens like an old […]

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Interview: Brad Shepherd on the Hoodoo Gurus’ continued search for new inspiration

August 25, 2017

The ‘Fist Full of Rock’ tour Hoodoo Gurus, You Am I, Jebediah and Adalita are all performing on kicks off in Adelaide tonight before continuing up the east coast into early September, a prime opportunity for Australian rock fans to get a dose of some of the country’s best. Ahead of the tour, I connect with Gurus guitarist Brad Shepherd as […]

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Music Video of the Day: Tempus Sun “Gold” (2017)

August 25, 2017

Melbourne’s Tempus Sun have been attacking 2017 confidently after what was an impressive 2016. Taking out the Melbourne Music Bank initiative for last year and since then, making more of a presence for themselves on the local scene, the group have released their self-titled debut EP today! The music these guys exude is euphoric and rich […]

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ARIA Awards switches up eligibility criteria for Song of the Year and Best Jazz Album

August 25, 2017

The ARIA Awards are changing things up slightly for 2017, as first reported by The Music Network. Two categories for this year’s awards have had their eligibility criteria changed after feedback from members dictated the need for a shift, affecting the Best Jazz Album and Song of the Year categories. The new criteria for Best […]

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Album Review: Gordi – Reservoir (2017 LP)

August 25, 2017

When I was younger, after Saturday sport, if I’d played well and scored a goal, my Dad would give me dollar to buy something from the canteen. Without failure, I’d buy a bag of mixed lollies. Mainly because it was great value, but also because you never knew what you were going to get until […]

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Single of the Day: Timberwolf “Íkaros” (2017)

August 25, 2017

Adelaide’s Timberwolf has been shining over the last year, becoming a steadfast favourite on the Australian tour circuit, while his music has continued to develop and display different facets of Chris Panousakis‘ artistry. He’s gone from evocative broodiness to confidently melodic and buoyant as he looks ahead to the follow up record from 2015’s Flux EP and well, we’re […]

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Exclusive Album Premiere: White Vans Economic Trends (2017 EP)

August 25, 2017

Melbourne’s punk scene is revered, and with good reason. There’s a certain something to the punk bands that it breeds – it’s not quite a particular sound, look,  message nor attitude, but a kind of amalgamation. White Vans fall into that quintessentially Melbourne sound, and today we’re bringing you an exclusive listen of their debut EP, Economic Trends. […]

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Revisiting The National’s 2013 documentary, Mistaken for Strangers

August 25, 2017

This week it was announced that The National were to be returning to Australian shores early next year. The shows are going to be some of the band’s biggest in the country, taking in the Sydney Opera House, Brisbane’s Riverstage and the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne and will serve as a great introduction of […]

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Oz Comic-Con to bring Doctor Who‘s Jenna Coleman to Brisbane and Sydney

August 25, 2017

Australia has had a long standing love affair with Doctor Who and thanks to Oz Comic Con we’ll get the opportunity to meet one of its most popular companions. Jenna Coleman best known as Clara Oswald aka the Impossible Girl will be heading down under and appearing at OzCC’s Brisbane (23-24th Sept) and Sydney (30th […]

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Half-Life writer Marc Laidlaw just quietly posted the plot of Half-Life 3 on his blog

August 25, 2017

Marc Laidlaw, the writer behind the immortal PC games Half-Life, Half-Life 2 and many of their expansions, appears to have provided closure one of the video game industry’s most infamous cliffhangers. A post on Laidlaw’s blog, titled “Epistle 3”, showed up earlier today and appears to describe in detail the plot for what would have been the long awaited Half-Life […]

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Win a Taboo complete first series prize pack

August 25, 2017

Set in 1814, Taboo follows James Keziah Delaney (Tom Hardy), a man who has been to the ends of the earth and comes back irrevocably changed. Believed to be long dead, he returns home to London from Africa to inherit what is left of his father’s shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself. However, […]

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Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is getting a Season Pass so you can keep wrecking Rabbids

August 25, 2017

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is adding a Season Pass to roll out its post-launch content. The pass, which can be picked up for US$19.99 will net you a few goodies the moment the game launches next week with more to follow in the coming months.

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Win a double pass to see Ali’s Wedding in cinemas

August 25, 2017

Ali’s Wedding is an entertaining and moving comedy, based on the almost unbelievable true story from co-writer and star Osamah Sami, brought to life by some of Australia’s top cinema talent. It’s a unique and charming look at the life of a young Australian Muslim as he balances his hopes and dreams for life and […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Annabelle: Creation still thrills audience in its 2nd week in cinemas

August 25, 2017

Audiences are still into creepy dead-eyed children’s toys, so Annabelle: Creation stays in the no.1  spot for the 2nd week in a row.  Earning $1.52m this week, it has also made $4.58m since its theatrical debut in theatres. New to the box office this week is the Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba sci-fi The Dark Tower.  Based on the Stephen […]

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Video Game Review: Matterfall (PS4, 2017) is somehow imperfect AND engaging, addictive and fun at the same time

August 25, 2017

Matterfall comes to us from developers Housemarque, who brought you addictive arcade experiences such as Resogun and Super Stardust. Matterfall returns in the same spirit, mixing challenging combat and platforming with great effect.

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Flume to headline Asia’s longest running dance music festival this December

August 25, 2017

Our home grown, Grammy award-winning music producer, Flume, will be joining American DJ, Marshmello to headline Australia’s longest running electronic dance festival, ZoukOut in Singapore. ZoukOut, which is also Asia’s largest beachfront dance festival, will kick off on December 8, and runs until 8am on December 9 – making it the only dusk-to-dawn dance festival […]

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Win a double pass to see Forever Crazy by Crazy Horse Paris in Sydney

August 25, 2017

Celebrating 65 years of Parisian Glamour and inspired by the endless theme of femininity and sophistication, Australian audiences are currently experiencing the tantalising Parisian cultural phenomenon of Crazy Horse Paris for the first time ever as Forever Crazy is high kicking its way through Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Canberra. Featuring the best of acts from […]

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Sydney’s annual real-life conference for, by and about creative women is set to return

August 25, 2017

Make Nice have announced its full program for the Sydney based annual real-life conference for, by and about creative women. The Un-conference for Creative Women will run over three days from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th of September. The full program line up features a range of inspirational women including Stanislava Pinchuk (Miso), Ann Friedman, Anna […]

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Ten-day Orange Wine Festival returns this October (Sydney)

August 25, 2017

The Orange Wine Festival returns October 13th for ten days to celebrate the regions cool climate wines. The festival will showcase vineyards and cellar doors from the Orange region while also highlighting restaurants and produce form the area. Orange is a three and half hour drive from Sydney located in the Central Wesy of New […]

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