Day: 30 August 2017

The Bronx line up exclusive headline Melbourne show this October

August 30, 2017

The Bronx have long held a great bond with their fans in Australia but in Melbourne, fans are set to get a double dose of LA fury when the band comes to the Corner Hotel for a one-off headline show in October. Already set to be out in Australia with Pennywise, The Bronx is giving fans […]

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Single of the Day: Horror My Friend “Admit None” (2017)

August 30, 2017

As we head closer to BIGSOUND mania, we’re sharing another track from a band we’re going to be rallying round next week – one of our favourite Adelaide groups, Horror My Friend. We’ve been championing these guys for years now, but certainly in the last two, the trio have leapt forth onto the national scene with a […]

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Interview: Citizen Kay faces up to and accepts his vulnerabilities on Belly of the Beast

August 30, 2017

Last week, Citizen Kay released his new album in Belly of the Beast. The first studio album since 2015’s With the People, this has been a record that not even the Canberran was fully aware of during its conception. Created out of a mining of emotions that came spilling out during writing and recording sessions held largely out […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Lost Tropics “Charlie’s Van” (2017)

August 30, 2017

When it comes to local Sydney bands fast making a reputation for themselves as a formidable live band on an as-of-late struggling music scene, Lost Tropics are ones to watch. Out of The Shire, the indie pop group have brought influences ranging from The Strokes to fellow Sydneysiders Sticky Fingers together in producing a sound that […]

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Here’s everything Nintendo announced in their latest showcase broadcast

August 30, 2017

Nintendo took to their Twitch channel overnight with a new showcase broadcast, focusing on the raft of indie content coming to the Nintendo Switch in the next 12 months. We’ve collated all the announcements and trailers for your viewing pleasure after the jump.

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Film Review: God’s Own Country (UK, 2017) is a moody and haunting emotional journey

August 30, 2017

As easy as it is to liken God’s Own Country to the similarly themed Brokeback Mountain, doing so is only ultimately stripping Francis Lee‘s film of its own identity.  A moody and haunting emotional journey for its protagonists, God’s Own Country is a slow burning, though rewarding drama propelled by a duo of strong performances […]

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Tech Review: Edifier R1010BT Bookshelf Speakers won’t break the bank, won’t blow your mind either

August 30, 2017

We’ve come to expect a certain standard from Edifier’s many different speakers. When we took at a look at the older R2000DB speakers  about this time last year, we found them to be an extremely solid option in the 2.1 home speaker category. The R1010BT, a much cheaper alternative by comparison, feels like the jaded […]

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Win a copy of the French crime series The Frozen Dead on DVD

August 30, 2017

A horrific discovery in a small town nestled high in the French Pyrenees begins to unravel a dark mystery that has been hidden for years. On an unforgiving winter morning, a group of workers discover the headless body of a horse, hanging suspended from the edge of a frozen cliff. Commandant Martin Servaz starts investigating […]

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Film Review: Small Town Killers (Denmark, 2017) never completely commits to its nasty premise

August 30, 2017

Like fellow Danish filmmakers Lars von Trier and Nicholas Winding Refn, Ole Bornedal made the leap from his homeland to Hollywood, though he opted for more an entertaining stance on his career as opposed to the heavy artistry his peers practiced; Bornedal was behind the rather unspectacular 2012 haunted house pic The Possession, whilst von […]

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Film Review: Girls Trip (USA, 2017) is a hilarious time thanks to an energetically raunchy script

August 30, 2017

Director Malcolm D. Lee is a filmmaker whose work has been quite the mixed bag. While he has strong pieces of work like the action/comedy cult hit Undercover Brother, The Best Man films and the criminally underseen coming-of-age Roll Bounce, he also has terrible pieces of work (which is one way to put it) like Welcome […]

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Australian Box Office Report: American Made tops list, beats Annabelle to no. 1 position

August 30, 2017

After an impressive two weeks in the top spot, horror film Annabelle: Creation was ousted from its prime position by the new Tom Cruise action/comedy American Made.  The filmed debuted in cinemas by earning $2.13m in its opening weekend, while Annabelle: Creation pulled in a not-too-shabby $911k.  Our reviewer called this week’s no. 1 film a “a welcome return to […]

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Interview: Inua Ellams talks about his play An Evening With An Immigrant, poetry and the power of art

August 30, 2017

Inua Ellams, is a Nigerian-born, award-winning poet, playwright, performer and the founder of The Midnight Run. He has published four books of poetry, including his most recent publication #Afterhours. His plays have toured internationally, and have been performed at England’s The National Theatre, the Edinburgh International Theatre Festival, and at the Perth International Arts Festival earlier this […]

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Review: The Bodyguard is commanded by Paulini’s incredible vocal range (Melbourne’s Regent Theatre until October 31st)

August 30, 2017

As far as cheesy and ridiculously melodramatic stage productions go, The Bodyguard Musical takes the cake. Were the over dramatic scenes intended to be funny? I’m not sure. Was the acting subpar? Absolutely. But did the powerful ballads make up for this? The Goosebumps I felt when Paulini Curuenavuli, ripped into ‘I Have Nothing,’ strongly […]

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We head along to the Australian Poetry Slam Finals at the Queensland Poetry Festival

August 30, 2017

Last Sunday closed the week out for the Queensland chapter of Australian Poetry Slam, as part of the 21st Queensland Poetry Festival, but for some it was just the beginning. 20 Finalists. 5 judges whimsically selected from a libated crowd. 1 Bucket (it was quite literally a bucket) and 1 Winner to go onto the […]

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