Day: 6 September 2017

Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Georgia Van Etten “Sugar” (2017)

September 6, 2017

Now based in London, Australian songwriter Georgia van Etten has been continuing to craft her music with precision, warmth and an impressive vocal quality. Exuding the type of richness only soul and blues music can, van Etten has been killing it with live performances through Europe and it’s no wonder why her music has been resonating […]

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Interview: Jess Green/Pheno talks about crowdfunding her debut EP, Dragon Year

September 6, 2017

We chat with Aussie musician Jess Green, who has been working away on her anticipated EP release, Dragon Year. The seasoned musician has been part of the Australian scene for years now and as we learn, her career has brought her a wealth of musical experience, from jazz right through to composing for dance works. This, Dragon […]

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Music Video of the Day: Nocturnal Tapes “Wake Up” (2017)

September 6, 2017

Heading to their hometown of Yamba in NSW, indie electronic twosome Nocturnal Tapes laid down the foundations for their new music video for the catchy “Wake Up”. Directed by James Buckingham, the clip leans into the 90’s vibe of the music’s production; as Buckingham describes, the nostalgic element was definitely intentional. “Nocturnal Tapes have a lot […]

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Drake confirms Australian return with surprise shows announced for November

September 6, 2017

Talk about tour news to wake up to! One of your favourite Canadians will be back in the country this year, making the tailend of 2017 OVO and XO season in Australia! Ahead of The Weeknd‘s December shows, Drake will be touring select east coast shows in Australia at the end of November. Having been making his way […]

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Interview: Sean Bonnette describes his connection to Australia ahead of AJJ’s return for Yours & Owls

September 6, 2017

The Yours & Owls Festival is returning to Wollongong this month with one of its strongest line ups yet – featured on it is Phoenix’s own AJJ. The band formerly known as Andrew Jackson Jihad have been hyping up their wider Australian tour dates for a few months now, their return to our shores marking their first dates in […]

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Video Games Hands On: Monster Hunter World (PS4, 2017)

September 6, 2017

Monster Hunter World is all about sanding down some of the series’ rougher edges. Gone are loading screens between areas, replaced with a single, expansive world (hence the game’s title). Combat remains a visceral experience, perhaps even more so than ever. The crafting retains the depth that makes it so rewarding to spend the time prepping […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to BoJack Horseman

September 6, 2017

This weekend heralds the return of everyone’s favourite anthropomorphic horse, with Netflix streaming the eagerly awaited fourth season of BoJack Horseman. Since its premiere in 2014, the animated comedy has received much praise from critics – despite an initially frosty reception – with some going as far as to call it the best television series […]

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Win a double pass to the opening night of The Sydney Underground Film Festival

September 6, 2017

Sydney’s leading Festival for cult and underground films, the Sydney Underground Film Festival (SUFF) returns for 2017 with a huge program at Marrickville’s Factory Theatre from 14th to 17th September. Over four big days, the Festival will screen more than 100 films sourced from the world’s very best experimental, innovative and controversial filmmakers, with a […]

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Opinion: Yes, Wonder Woman is a creation of “male Hollywood”, but her film is anything but “the same old thing”

September 6, 2017

It was only recently that I was walking into my local cinema, almost shaking with excitement, as I sat down to witness the feature film debut of one of the most iconic characters in modern history – something I had been anticipating for the better half of two years. It was an event that had […]

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Interview: Claudia Pickering takes Hollywood by the balls with her US$5k film Frisky

September 6, 2017

What’s amazing about Claudia Pickering? For one, Claudia taken a huge risk, travelled overseas and directed a film based on her own personal experiences. It could be that the movie has been a huge success in the States and now it’s finally arrived for us Aussie folk in selected cinema runs as well as a […]

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Video Games Review: Guardians of The Galaxy: The Telltale Series – Eps 2 and 3 help the season finally find its rhythm

September 6, 2017

Telltale’s Guardians of The Galaxy is finally back. Episodes of this season have been released quite far apart — it will be another month or so before Episode 4 drops and then the Episode 5 finale will release towards the end of the year. Episodes 2 and 3 are now available, however, and we’ve happily dug […]

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The first trailer for Stan’s Electric Dreams has landed; release date confirmed

September 6, 2017

Stan has released the first trailer for their original series, Philip K Dicks’ Electric Dreams, an ambitious anthology drama series based on the short stories written by award-winning sci-fi novelist Philip K. Dick. Not dissimilar to the ever popular Black Mirror, the series will consist of ten epic, stand-alone episodes, each set in a different […]

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Melbourne to Sydney for $25 as Tigerair kicks off sale to celebrate 25 millionth passenger

September 6, 2017

To celebrate flying 25 million Aussies on 200,000 flights round the country, Tigerair have launched a national sale on 8000 fares, with one-way flights going from $25. The ’25 Millionth Passenger sale’ kicks off from today, and runs until midday Saturday 9 September. The four day sale features fares across 23 Tigerair domestic routes, with […]

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Book Review: Dirk Kurbjuweit’s Twins shows friends who put their bond to the ultimate test

September 6, 2017

Twin: duplicate or match. Identical: being the exact same one. Once again Dirk Kurbjuweit brings us a novel with some unusual characters, something I feel he is mastering rather well. Twins, is a novel about growing up, first loves and friendships. And whilst it touches on eccentric behaviour, it also involves two main characters that you’ll […]

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Brisbane Festival Interview: Composer Robert Davidson talks about The Singing Politician

September 6, 2017

Taking the words out of our Prime Ministers’ mouths and merging them seamlessly together over of stirring music, The Singing Politician is the classical performance you didn’t know you wanted to see. From Menzies’ ‘Declaration of War’ to Whitlam’s ‘Well May We Say,’ and even a possible appearance from Donald Trump, Brisbane’s Topology and The […]

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Brisbane Festival Interview: Lyall Brooks talks Australian Politics and A Prudent Man

September 6, 2017

Inspired by recent Australian political events, A Prudent Man takes an unapologetic look at memory, ego and power! Written and directed by award-winning playwright Katy Warner and performed by Lyall Brooks, this one-man monologue promises to take a dark comedic tour towards what it means to be right. Playing at the 2017 Brisbane Festival this […]

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