Day: 30 October 2017

Music Video of the Day: Royal and The Southern Echo “Hunt Down Your Love” (2017)

October 30, 2017

Australia has been taking on the Americana genre recently to great effect, and it makes sense. Both countries have deep history in story telling through music and with the likes of All Our Exes Live In Texas doing their thing as well as they are? It’s clear the surge forward of Australians bringing their stories […]

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Single of the Day: Kira Puru “Tension” (2017)

October 30, 2017

Finally. Kira Puru has kept us waiting for a hot minute but today, she’s released that “Tension”. The lines write themselves. Her talent is one of the country’s strongest, yet Puru’s journey to blistering solo artist has been one of delicately placed moves. After featuring on tracks with the likes of Urthboy, Paul Kelly and […]

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Byron Bay’s Falls Festival just got a lot bigger; 2,500 extra tickets on sale this week

October 30, 2017

One of the newer additions to the Falls Festival family has just levelled up for this year’s festivities. The Byron Bay leg of the touring New Year’s festival has announced its expansion for 2017/2018, as well as a bunch of new local acts to join the likes of Run The Jewels, The Kooks and Foster the People on the […]

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New Music to Listen to This Week: 30th October 2017

October 30, 2017

We’re back! Diving into what’s been a heavy few weeks of new music, we present tunes from all over the country and beyond. Whether the new Sleigh Bells banger is your fare, or Sydney’s HANDSOME has brought you in with her captivating new music, there’s something for you this week, below. ———- This content has recently been […]

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Live Review: Justin Townes Earle headlines an evening of heartbreak and honky tonk at the Fremantle Festival

October 30, 2017

Friday night saw the 2017 Fremantle Festival kick off, with events taking place in venues across the port city. Helping kick off proceedings, and taking over the Fremantle Town Hall, were American ‘country’ musicians Justin Townes Earle and Joshua Hedley, as well as local talent Ruby Boots. It also happened to be the last night […]

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7 acts not to miss at Australian Music Week 2017

October 30, 2017

With Australian Music Week (AMW) vastly approaching (November 1-3, 2017), you’ll want to keep your eyes out for some of the best up and coming artists featured there. AMW is your chance to experience some of the best emerging musical talents and is not to be missed – check out our list below to see […]

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NZ songwriting force, Ria Hall, performs “Barely Know” for the AU Sessions in Sydney

October 30, 2017

In Rules of Engagement, New Zealand songwriter Ria Hall has presented a strong statement of music weaving themes of love and war in with blistering nods to on coming changes and rebuilding. She fuses the traditions of her culture with a forward thinking contemporary musicianship and the final result has been captivating. Bringing things back a little, […]

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Music Video of the Day: Rya Park “Billy” (2017)

October 30, 2017

Meet newcomer Rya Park. The indie musician has recently dropped her debut single “Billy”; a catchy and sultry offering from the Melbourne musician. Taken from her forthcoming EP, “Billy” is a call out track that spellbinds with ease. The music video, now out, continues to spur on the mysterious nature of the lyrics as Park sits […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Hen “Raincoats” (2017)

October 30, 2017

Hen maybe a new name coming to you this Monday, but fans of Adelaide’s Julia Henning have been well aware of this stunning talent for some time now. Her new music sees Henning expand on her folk pop sensibilities already established but instead of resting on these foundations – as Hen – she has surged forward into […]

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Live Review: Bernard Fanning’s Brutal Dawn tour brings out strong numbers to Melbourne’s northside

October 30, 2017

Piling into the Croxton Bandroom on Thornbury’s High Street on Thursday evening, an audience representing a broad demographic of music fan take in the tones of two of Melbourne’s own, Oh Pep! – a long anticipated return to home turf gigging for Olivia Hally and Pep Emmerichs, who have spent a good deal of the past two years on […]

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Five Canadian artists to perform free show in Sydney next Monday

October 30, 2017

On Monday, November 6th, no less than five Canadian artists are coming to Sydney – and they’re going to be performing completely for free at the Leadbelly in Newtown. The artists represent some of the best new music out of our friends in the North, and this special showcase, dubbed “Canada Down Under” is being […]

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Interview: Canadian group The Barr Brothers on their new record, Queens of the Breakers

October 30, 2017

Montreal-based band The Barr Brothers released their third record, Queens of the Breakers, earlier this month. The record, which takes its name from The Breakers, a Vanderbilt mansion precariously placed on Newport, Rhode Island’s coastline, was recorded in Montreal and St. Zenon, Quebec; engineered by Ryan Freeland (Bonnie Raitt, Ray LaMontagne) and Marcus Paquin (Arcade […]

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12 gigs you can’t miss in November around Australia

October 30, 2017

As the end of 2017 draws ever closer, the Australian live music calendar continues to thrive confidently. A jam packed two months of shows lay ahead from our favourite locals and visitors, check out just a selection of them below. Marlon Williams  Come November, Marlon Williams will play his first headline tour in over a […]

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Paris Games Week 2017: Every trailer from the PlayStation media conference

October 30, 2017

Christmas arrived a little early this year. PlayStation’s media conference kicked off Paris Games Week with a bang — some solid AAA trailers and a metric tonne of fabulous indie titles to look forward to. There’s a lot to cover so we’ve put every trailer Sony had to show off in one place just because […]

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Paris Games Week 2017: The Last of Us Part II gets a brutal new trailer

October 30, 2017

Sony have unveiled a brand new trailer for Naughty Dog’s upcoming The Last of Us Part II during their Paris Games Week media conference. The trailer is curiously devoid of any appearance by series heroes Ellie or Joel, but does feature another popular Naughty Dog player. It is also not for the squeamish.

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Lion, Blue Murder and Top of the Lake lead the pack of 7th AACTA Awards nominations

October 30, 2017

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) has announced the full list of nominations for the 7th AACTA Awards. Leading the pack with 12 nominations is Oscar nominated and AACTA international Award-winning film Lion, followed closely by Blue Murder: Killer Cop and Top of the Lake: China Girl, which each hold 11 nominations. […]

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Paris Games Week 2017: Sony says its got seven games to announce tomorrow

October 30, 2017

Paris Games Week kicks off bright any early tomorrow morning and Sony aren’t wasting any time. Tweeting that “E3 was only half the story,” the publisher is promising a barrage of announcements from their press conference. 

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The 2017 Queer Screen Film Fest to bring a diverse range of LGBTIQ stories to Adelaide

October 30, 2017

The 2017 Queer Screen Film Fest aims to bring light to various LGBTIQ stories that deserve praise from all audiences. This year, it will travel to Adelaide as part of the Feast Festival from the 3-4 November 2017. Festival Director, Lisa Rose stated “Showcasing queer stories on screen is what Queer Screen is all about […]

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Douglas Adams’ unfinished Tom Baker era Doctor Who to be released in Australian cinemas

October 30, 2017

Australian Doctor Who fans can let out a sigh of relief, as they will finally be able to experience Doctor Who: Shada on the big screen, as BBC Worldwide ANZ and Sharmill Films have recently announced that a limited theatrical run of the completed and restored Doctor Who story that combines both original live-action footage […]

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Australian feature film Innocent Killer receives back-to-back awards

October 30, 2017

The multicultural Australian film Innocent Killer has won its second International Festival Best feature Film Award in a row. Innocent Killer is being directed by Chinese Australian Jon-Claire Lee and starring Pakistani Australian Asif Khan. It centres around the mind of a serial killer, as a city is hit with a number of unexplainable murders […]

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 8, Episode 2 “The Damned”

October 30, 2017

Complaints that The Walking Dead has tipped the scales away from action as of late are not unfounded. Previous seasons have been dragged down by a modest sprinkle of muscle that are few and far between, eschewing the more meaty and direct throws of conflict for cartoonish grandstanding and careful, often nauseating, build-up. Sure, build-up […]

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Film Review: Loving Vincent (UK, 2017) is an ambitious work of art

October 30, 2017

The Beatles sang “All you need is love” but they weren’t talking about movies. The film, Loving Vincent is one that is positively brimming with love. It was a labour, a passion project and it’s one of its kind that reads like a love letter to its namesake. But while the final result is something […]

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Whisky Live Singapore 2017 promises a deep dive into the world of whiskey and spirits

October 30, 2017

Coming into its 8th year in the region, Whisky Live Singapore will bring whiskies and spirits from all over the world to the city-state of Singapore at the end of November. Held at Theatreworks and Singapore Tyler Print Institute both overlooking the Singapore River, within a pre-war historic building that was a trading and warehouse hub […]

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Busabout announce new Europe and Asia tours for 2018 and 2019

October 30, 2017

Busabout have become known for the flexibility they offer travellers around the world, particularly those who value a completely autonomous travel experience, that of which is offered along the company’s series of bus networks in Europe and Asia. In an attempt to further evolve their offering, Busabout has just announced the launch of their widest […]

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Art Gallery of NSW’s Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium is a visceral and stunning study in bold contradictions

October 30, 2017

It is clichĂ©d to say that a picture tells a thousand words. But there’s also some truth to this and one photographer who certainly knew and appreciated how an image could confound or shape one’s perception is Robert Mapplethorpe. He is the late artist, photographer and former muse to Patti Smith. The Perfect Medium is […]

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Review: Tammy & Kite beautifully articulates the resilience of childhood and the enduring power of friendship

October 30, 2017

How much do children perceive of the world around them? How do children cope with sadness? Hannah Cox and Caitlin West tackle these tricky questions in Tammy & Kite, a play about two sisters whose love for each other appears to be stronger than anything the world can throw at them. The performance opens with […]

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Review: Grace Under Pressure highlights the need for change in the medical industry

October 30, 2017

Grace Under Pressure examines workplace and training within the health industry and presents a verbatim theatre project in which four performers recite transcripts from real interviews with healthcare professionals at varying stages of their careers. Created by David Williams and Paul Dwyer, in collaboration with the Sydney Arts and Health Collective, Grace Under Pressure presents […]

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We sit down with the cast of Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s Silent Night

October 30, 2017

Christmas is coming early to the Eternity Playhouse with Darlinghurst Theatre Company set to host the world premiere of Silent Night. In the directorial hands of Glynn Nicholas and featuring some of Australia’s best comedic actors, we figured the rehearsal process has been an absolute riot. We asked cast members Amanda Bishop, Aaron Glenane, Michael […]

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POPSART: Fake art is an epidemic we must stop!

October 30, 2017

80% of Indigenous souvenirs sold in this country are fake! Adding insult to this injury, much of this product is being manufactured overseas as part of a very damaging unregulated industry going on in Australia around the Fake Art trade of Indigenous art. Through the hard work of advocates like Nancy Bamaga, managing director of […]

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Australian market welcomes new premium wine label “I Am George”

October 30, 2017

Australia’s got a new wine brand with I Am George, a collection of premium reds that pay tribute to the history and life of beloved winemaker George Wyndham, who is often considered one of the pioneers of the Australian wine industry and one of the first to plan vines in the country. The range has […]

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