Day: 18 September 2017

Single of the Day: Grace Mitchell “French Becky” (2017)

September 18, 2017

A huge sound from Grace Mitchell comes in the form of “French Becky”, her latest single. The Portland native has lunged forward from the downtempo Banks-like music she first became synonymous with back in 2015 in favour of some glorious, jittering pop vibes – neither reign supreme over the other in our minds, she does both […]

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Music Video of the Day: The Ruminaters “I Wanna Fight” (2017)

September 18, 2017

The Ruminaters returned recently with a rollicking new single in “I Wanna Fight” – embracing the anarchistic nature of rock and roll, the band have approached the accompanying music video with the same central idea in mind. Popping a GoPro on their mate Dylan and letting the chaos ensue, The Ruminaters’ new clip is hazy, […]

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Interview: Jesswar chats Australia’s increasingly diverse hip hop scene and forthcoming EP

September 18, 2017

After a total of five showcase events across this year’s BIGSOUND it’s safe to say Jesswar more than proved her worth. Ferocious on the mic with a penchant for witty lyricism, the young Brisbane emcee dominated discussions on the “next big thing” in Australia’s hip hop scene, and with all that hype and excitement lifting […]

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New Music to Listen to This Week (18th September 2017)

September 18, 2017

In the week that was, we were spoilt for choice with a bunch of new music releases. With our weekly Spotify playlist, you can wrap your ears around the charming new one from Julia Jacklin, a sultry pop number from Wallace and a spicy collab between Hanne Hukkelberg and Emilie Nicolas (plus heaps more)! ———- […]

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Live Review: Camp Cope headlines a huge line up at the Corner for Night One of 2017’s Poison City Weekender

September 18, 2017

Poison City Weekender surfaces each year in the wake of BIGSOUND – Melbourne nonchalantly shrugging its shoulders and reminding Australia of why it’s the music capital. The first night of this year’s PCW was exactly that; an evening of some of Melbourne’s finest coolly sharing the stage with international acts, shrugging their shoulders and showing […]

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Interview: Casey Donovan talks about her new EP after life in the jungle

September 18, 2017

Earlier this year, 2004 Australian Idol winner, Casey Donovan survived the jungle in I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! Now she’s released her crowd-funded EP, Off the Grid & Somewhere in Between and its singles “Lonely” (her first in seven years) and “The Villain”, and is later set to tour this October.

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Interview: Ziggy Ramo on the therapeutic nature of music & his creative drive moving into 2018

September 18, 2017

This afternoon, Ziggy Ramo announced his signing with Village Sounds, along with the announcement that he is to be joining the likes of The Shins, Cashmere Cat and Alt J at Perth’s Fidelity Festival. Taking things back to Brisbane at BIGSOUND, the young lyricist and performer sat down with us to share more of his story and […]

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Stan to screen new Jim Carrey series Kidding in 2018

September 18, 2017

Stan has recently announced that Showtime’s Kidding, has been picked up for a first season order of 10 episodes. This comes as part of Stan’s exclusive content deal with Showtime, as Kidding joins shows such as Billions and I’m Dying Up Here and is set to premiere in 2018, exclusively on Stan. Carrey plays protagonist […]

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The first trailer for Better Watch Out delivers a Home Alone from hell

September 18, 2017

The upcoming Christmas themed horror-comedy has gotten a new trailer, full of violence, brutality and most importantly, Christmas spirit. If the film Home Alone was from hell, we may have found the original cut. Better Watch Out revolves around two young teenage boys who have been left in the hands of an older, attractive female babysitter. But […]

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Watch: Dave Bautista debuts his Blade Runner 2049 character in new short film prelude

September 18, 2017

Blade Runner is returning to the silver screen with Blade Runner 2049 starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, who will be reprising his role as Decker, the original film’s protagonist. But before it hits screens next month, we get to stick our teeth into a special short film prelude. 2048: Nowhere to Run stars actor […]

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Win a copy of the British mini-series Decline & Fall on DVD

September 18, 2017

The period-comedy mini-series Decline & Fall, based on the 1928 novel by the English author Evelyn Waugh, has recently been released on DVD and to celebrate we’ve got TEN DVD copies to give away! The show stars Jack Whitehall (Fresh Meat) as Paul Pennyfeather, a dedicated divinity student set upon a quiet life of contemplation as […]

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How to spend a perfect Sunday in Singapore

September 18, 2017

Sundays are important to so many of us for different reasons, but I think one thing we can all agree on is that it should be a day of fun and exploring. For me, an average Sunday in Melbourne includes brunch with friends, going to some sort of exhibition, heading to a bar in the […]

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Win a double pass to see What Rhymes With Cars and Girls at Riverside Theatres in Sydney

September 18, 2017

In a Sydney-exclusive, Melbourne Theatre Company’s critically acclaimed musical What Rhymes with Cars and Girls will be presented by Riverside Theatres from 11th to 14th October as part of its national tour. An intimate musical gem, What Rhymes with Cars and Girls weaves together the poetic songs from the ARIA award-winning debut solo album by […]

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Win a double pass to see Full Metal Jacket and other impractical fashions at Melbourne Fringe Festival

September 18, 2017

The Never Ending Story did end. No actual “Wolf” on Wall Street. Not even a small metallic-looking coat in Full Metal Jacket. Why don’t we keep our promises? This as well as other important questions will not be answered – nor asked – in the premier of Willem Richards’s new off-the- wall one man sketch […]

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POPSART: My two top picks at Brisbane Festival – Laser Beak Man and Orpheus

September 18, 2017

Brisbane, you are killing me this time of year! Last week I had BIGSOUND and interviews with artists, I moderated two panels for Brisbane Writers Festival, I launched Access Arts brilliant festival Undercover Artist Festival and then the  Brisbane Festival kicked off as well! My pick of the Brisbane festival so far is Laser Beak Man presented […]

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Merivale have opened their very first flower shop (Sydney)

September 18, 2017

Adding a bit of colour to the already energetic scene in the famed ivy laneway, Merivale have unveiled something a bit different from the usual big-ticket food and drink opening. Now standing right next to Lorraine’s Patisserie is the hospitality group’s first ever flower shop, Pailings Flowers, opened just in time to spring with a […]

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Recipe: “The Greatest Cheeseburger” by Five Points Burgers

September 18, 2017

International Cheeseburger Day may have been yesterday, but that’s not stopping Australian Beef from kicking the celebrations into the next 24 hour cycle, gifting Sydney something special as they partner with Five Points Burgers to offer “The Greatest Cheeseburger”. The North Sydney burger shack is regarded as one of the very best in across the […]

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Vic’s Meat Market expands their Smokehouse & Grill menu (Sydney)

September 18, 2017

Three years on and Vic’s Meat Market still stands as one of Sydney’s best spots for all things meat. The dedicated outdoor steak bar and the gigantic smoker pumping out some seriously delicious burgers are often credited for pushing the business, which stands within the iconic Sydney Fish Market precinct, as much more than just […]

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