Day: 29 August 2017

Album Review: Yeo – Desire Path (2017 LP)

August 29, 2017

In the months following the release of Yeo‘s Ganbaru record last year, I felt the Melbourne producer remained criminally slept on; what we had been given was a nigh on flawless collection of songs that put his talent as alt-pop producer and purveyor well on display, as well as giving us an insight into one of the […]

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Here’s what went down when Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl & Taylor Hawkins surprised Sydney fans with a $20 gig

August 29, 2017

Australia awoke this morning to surprise news that half of the Foo Fighters had come to Sydney to promote their anticipated new album Concrete and Gold (out September 15th), fresh off wowing crowds in Singapore over the weekend. And though the full band couldn’t make it, Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins made sure they made the […]

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MURA MASA, Flume, Stormzy and more to stomp Field Day 2018

August 29, 2017

The Field Day lineup is here and continues to fuse some of the best in electronic, hip hop and house, with the likes of Vince Staples, D.R.A.M and A-Trak joining Stormzy, Flume, MURA MASA and more for one epic New Year’s Day celebration at Sydney’s Domain. There’s not much else to say at this point but prime your credit cards for when tickets […]

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Interview: Gordi talks Reservoir & embracing the international tour life

August 29, 2017

I remember the first time I saw Holly Throsby perform, some moons ago now, I was struck by how emotional she was able to make the intimate crowd feel in no time at all. Sometimes when you’re armed with a powerful voice that is unafraid of embracing vulnerability and strong songwriting, that’s all you need […]

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Single of the Day: Braille Face “Run For Your Life” (2017)

August 29, 2017

Braille Face‘s new single “Run For Your Life” is one helluva way to reintroduce yourself to this still-enigmatic producer and vocalist. 2016 saw the Melbourne artist release his debut album in Kōya, sending him right into the arms of many tastemakers and into the playlists of new fans too; in “Run For Your Life”, we see Braille […]

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Sex on Toast, Caiti Baker & more added to the Queenscliff Music Festival

August 29, 2017

The Queenscliff Music Festival has continued to expand with the reveal of its fourth announcement this week. That’s right, their fourth. Incorporating comedy in with live music seems to be a path many festivals are traipsing these days, but the folk behind QMF have put their thinking caps on in bringing their punters some eclectic as […]

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Live Review: Grinspoon deliver their Guide to Better Living with bravado in Adelaide

August 29, 2017

The Theatre venue of the Adelaide Entertainment Centre was a sweaty concrete box on Saturday night. The last time I was here was for Violent Soho’s epic show with The Bronx and I barely made it out of there without passing out once or twice. Skipping forward to tonight, Hockey Dad are taking up their spots […]

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Video Games Review: Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles (PS4, 2017) is an adventure game that won’t tell you what to do

August 29, 2017

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles is a game that pulls from all sorts of different places for inspiration. It pulls from literature, it pulls from movies and (most often) it pulls from other games. While its inspirations are worn quite proudly on its sleeve, it’s what Yonder does with them that makes it memorable.

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South Park: The Fractured But Whole has made it through Australian classification unscathed

August 29, 2017

Ubisoft’s forthcoming action RPG South Park: The Fractured But Whole has made it through the Australian Board of Classification without a single cut.

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Film Review: Ali’s Wedding (Australia, 2017) is a warm comedy with a big heart

August 29, 2017

It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad world. The events depicted in Ali’s Wedding, the new Australian film and Muslim rom-com are based on true events. Unfortunately. This comedy is a funny and vibrant look at life in Australia for a family of Middle Eastern immigrants and like Looking For Alibrandi, The Family Law and Acropolis […]

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Film Review: The Hitman’s Bodyguard (USA, 2017) is a funny, familiar buddy-cop ride

August 29, 2017

Sometimes it’s not always necessary for a film to be unique or spectacular or innovative for it to be enjoyable. Sometimes all we need is for it to be fun and ridiculous and easily digestible for it to provide that escapism. The Hitman’s Bodyguard brings together two particular Hollywood actors who have their own distinct […]

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Win $10,000 cash and a trip to Singapore by submitting your five minute short film

August 29, 2017

The Connect5 short film competition is back, giving two Australian filmmakers the chance to win $10,000 cash each and a trip to Singapore! Presented by Optus, the competition encourages anyone who wants to make a positive change within a five minute short film to enter. The theme for the films centres on the relationships people […]

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Singapore’s leading creative talents to head to Sydney this November

August 29, 2017

Singapore’s leading creative talents are heading to Sydney this November for Singapore: Inside Out, a mash-up of multi-disciplinary work and cross-national collaborations showcasing the best of Singapore’s contemporary art scene.  From 3 to 5 November 2017,  visual and performing arts, photography, design and music events will be popping up around various locations along Kensington Street in the […]

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Book Review: Life of Brine by Phil Jarrett is a surfer’s journey across our great land

August 29, 2017

Life of Brine (brine – water containing salts), is a surfer’s journey across our great land and venturing across many continents. In this memoir Phil Jarrett, a world class chronicler of surfing culture, brings us a multitude of stories that placed him in some of the most exciting moments in surfing history. For Jarrett, growing […]

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