Day: 7 September 2017

A Guide to the Aussies of Music Matters Live 2017

September 7, 2017

As the waves of BIGSOUND continue to crash in Australia, our Singaporean mates are beginning to gear up for a huge music festival of their own, in¬†Music Matters Live. As part of the wider¬†All That Matters conference event that takes place in Singapore from September 9th – 13th, Music Matters Live is the premier independent […]

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Staying woke, being safe & echo chambers: Five things we learned during BIGSOUND Wednesday panels

September 7, 2017

It’s not just all showcases at BIGSOUND, some of the most important and crucial days of the year for Australia’s music industry. Issues facing the industry are discussed and picked apart through various panels, keynotes and informal mixers, and it’s the results of these talks each year that have a big impact on how the […]

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Single of the Day: Hanne Hukkelberg ft. Emilie Nicolas “Embroidery” (2017)

September 7, 2017

She’s one of Norway’s most respected artists and next month,¬†Hanne Hukkelberg will be releasing her much anticipated fifth album¬†Trust. Taken from the album, her new single “Embroidery” is a gorgeous indicator of what is to come, and features singer-songwriter¬†Emilie Nicolas too – another talented Norwegian currently making some excellent pieces of music. “It’s about us […]

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Manu Crook$ and Caiti Baker reign supreme through BIGSOUND’s second night

September 7, 2017

Night Two of¬†BIGSOUND brought some huge voices out to The Valley on Wednesday night. Split between heavy hitting vocals and fleshed out bands, we were spoiled for choice; when you have the likes of¬†Total Giovanni and¬†The Belligerents rolling alongside buzz artists like¬†Body/Type and¬†Willaris.K, you know that the Australian band scene is heaving. We made sure […]

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L.A. Noire coming to Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch and the HTC Vive

September 7, 2017

Rockstar Games has announced overnight, seemingly out of nowhere, that its 2011 open world crime procedural L.A. Noire is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch (!!) and the HTC Vive (!!!) this year.

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Video Games Review: Monster Hunter Stories (3DS, 2017) is a Tale Beautifully Told

September 7, 2017

It‚Äôs been a long time since I‚Äôve been genuinely surprised by a video game but Monster Hunter Stories achieved just that, and then more. From the distinct, beautifully designed world to the fun combat and exploratory gameplay, the Monster Hunter spin-off left me genuinely floored. For those new to the franchise, Stories marks a perfect […]

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Film Review: IT (USA, 2017) is exactly as scary and as fun as you hoped it would be

September 7, 2017

In the early part of a person’s life, there is always that one scary story, whether it takes the form of a book, a campfire tale or a film, that will inherently scar a person for life when experienced. In my case (and that of many others), that story is¬†Stephen King‘s IT.

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Hotel Review: Mantra 2 Bond Street offers a sophisticated getaway in the heart of Sydney

September 7, 2017

Stepping into the foyer of Sydney’s Mantra 2 Bond Street, immediately, I am felt like I have been swept up and away from the sheer amount of roadworks happening just outside the door. Unfortunately for the hotel, the road works on George Street don’t seem to be stopping any time soon, but watching the amount […]

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14 things we learned at TEDxYouth Sydney 2017

September 7, 2017

TEDx is a forum that is all about ‚ÄúIdeas worth spreading.‚ÄĚ In 2017 TEDxYouth Sydney was launched as its own unique event and showcased the talents of many young people. We put together the top 14 things we learned at TEDxYouth Sydney: 1. Sixteen year old inventor Macinley Butson is an inspirational young woman. She […]

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Brisbane Festival Interview: Creator and Playright Edith Podesta on BITCH: The Origin of the Female Species

September 7, 2017

“BITCH!”, one of the most complex insults in the English language, predominately used as a derogatory term towards women. But where did it come from? ¬†And why is it used in this way? BITCH: The Origin of The Female Species reflects upon the relationship between humans and animals, exploring the idea that women and dogs […]

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