Day: 21 September 2017

Music Video of the Day: MANE “What if the Love Dies” (2017)

September 21, 2017

MANE has continued to flourish – the young singer and songwriter from Adelaide has been catapulted from the local gig circuit on to stages through the UK and Europe this year, solidifying her status as one to watch. We’ve been enjoying MANE’s stuff since the House of Horror EP brought her to wider attention but in her newest […]

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Melody Pool, Karl S. Williams & more round out huge Australian Music Week line up

September 21, 2017

Australian Music Week will be returning to Cronulla this November for three nights of epic live music throughout the town’s venues – with conferencing and various industry sessions peppered throughout each day, the event will be drawing hundreds upon hundreds down to this corner of NSW for some unmissable opportunities both on stage and off. This […]

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Making Money Moves: The Rise of Cardi B and “Bodak Yellow”

September 21, 2017

I don’t gotta dance, I make money move. So goes one of the most belted out lines on a hip hop track this year. Cardi B‘s “Bodak Yellow” quickly emerged as a frontrunner for Hip Hop Earworm of 2017, placing the Bronx native on the radars of industry and hip hop fans in the US and beyond. […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Berlin Bar Hounds “Heights” (2017)

September 21, 2017

Central Coast musician Jacob Borg dives deep into some emotional musical territory the likes of The National have well traversed with his new Berlin Bar Hounds single, “Heights”. Driven by steady percussion that builds alongside a swelling keys and guitar arrangement, “Heights” is presented as a lofty cut of indie rock music, but definitely centres itself and […]

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The Age Music Victoria Awards announce their 2017 After Party for November

September 21, 2017

Melbourne music fans, take heed. Returning for its 12th year this November, the Age Music Victoria Awards are hitting 170 Russell for their lauded after party, sure to impress. I mean, with the likes of Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda, Gold Class and Cable Ties on board, it can’t fail. Co-presented by RRR 102.7FM and PBS 106.7FM, the official after […]

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Hands On: Super Mario Odyssey (Switch, 2017) is pure, concentrated delight

September 21, 2017

I’ve now played Super Mario Odyssey twice. The first time was at E3 in Los Angeles earlier this year. The second was at Nintendo’s Australian headquarters in Melbourne earlier this week. From these two brief sessions, I can tell you this — I love Super Mario Odyssey so much.

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Film Review: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (USA, 2017) is a family treat for the senses

September 21, 2017

DreamWorks Animation is back with a new film, and what can we say about this little animation company, soon to celebrate a successful 20-year run? They’ve come an exceedingly long way since their first animated feature, Antz, in 1998, a film that felt so forced to catch up with Pixar (who released A Bug’s Life around the […]

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Video Games Hands On: The Evil Within 2 Explores A World Gone Wrong

September 21, 2017

I thought I was prepared for The Evil Within 2. “Psychological horror,” I thought, “I can do that.” The moment that the first nightmare broke through a mirror and attempted to chainsaw me to death, I realised just how wrong I was. The playthrough started with series protagonist Sebastian Castellanos making his way through an […]

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Games Review: XCOM 2: War of the Chosen (PC, 2017) is the best version of XCOM ever made

September 21, 2017

XCOM 2 is, at its heart, a game about loss. It’s why save-scumming, the act of loading an earlier save in an effort to avoid catastrophe, is so frowned upon in the game’s community. Losing valuable soldiers isn’t just a part of the game, it fills out the unscripted narrative of your personal XCOM 2 experience. […]

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Games Review: Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (PC, 2017) is a solid final chapter with no new ideas

September 21, 2017

Dishonored: Death of the Outsider takes former-apprentice assassin Billie Lurk, a character the series has heretofore considered little more than a side-kick, and catapults her into the spotlight as a lead. The final game in the current Dishonored series hands Billie an unenviable task — find and kill the Outsider.

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Interview: Keynote speaker Ann Friedman chats ahead of Make Nice: Un-conference for Creative Women

September 21, 2017

Ahead of Make Nice: Un-conference for Creative Women, which kicks off tomorrow in Sydney, we caught up with the event’s Keynote speaker Ann Friedman, an acclaimed freelance journalist who writes about (among other things) gender, media, technology, and culture. How did you start out as a writer? What were some of your first jobs? I am one […]

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Brisbane Festival Review: Terror will put you on the edge of your seat (at QPAC to 23rd September)

September 21, 2017

How can you resist a show named Terror? But don’t be fooled, it’s a quiet terror. It creeps up on you long before you realise its there. But once you see it, what’s most terrifying is asking yourself would you do it? At first, it seemed risky to have a court drama. Many a time […]

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The Lord Dudley teams up with Hayman’s Gin to host a gin pairing dinner series (Sydney)

September 21, 2017

Paddington’s embodiment of English charm, The Lord Dudley Hotel, is hosting a unique gin and food pairing series with England’s longest serving Gin distilling family, Hayman’s Gin. From 1st to 31st October, the series dubbed the ‘Hayman’s Supper Club’, will invite Sydneysiders to a specially curated experience of gin cocktails expertly paired to English style […]

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