Day: 8 November 2017

Interview: Louise Burns (Canada) on shunning expectations when making new music & more

November 8, 2017

Vancouver’s Louise Burns has been a true highlight of the recent Canada Down Under takeover that hit Sydney’s Leadbelly venue earlier this week. The songwriter has a smashing album in Young Mopes to her name and following on from her Polaris Prize nomination, Burns has already blazed through 2017 successfully, and looks forward to a bright 2018. “It’s […]

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Single of the Day: Angel Olsen “Sans” (2017)

November 8, 2017

For Angel Olsen fans, this week is going to be a very good one. The release of Phases will see a collection of much-anticipated B-sides, rarities and demos from over what has been a glorious songwriting career. Which brings us to our choice of today, “Sans”. Originally a home demo Olsen recorded in 2015, the song is instantly […]

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Interview: Twin Peaks (Canada) do away with band name confusion & reflect on their month touring Australia

November 8, 2017

Naomi Shore and Lindsay Pratt of Twin Peaks talk name confusion, how the band formed, koalas, Australia and the supportive Canadian governments arts’ funding ahead of their showcase at Canada Down Under at Leadbelly, Newtown. “We’re just an elaborate boob joke,” the name is explained. “The whole name ‘Twin Peaks’ is because we both have […]

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Festival Review: Jen Shyu amazes, Christian Scott divides & a Melbourne trombone reigns at the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues

November 8, 2017

The sun shone down strongly on Wangaratta as the numbers poured into the regional city for the 2017 Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues. Any hints of rain that may have lingered on the drive out from Melbourne were done away with quickly, as the festival lasted out three sun-drenched days with international and Australian musicians […]

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Supanova Interview: Star Wars Puppeteer Brian Herring talks bringing BB-8 to life & The Han Solo Film!

November 8, 2017

With Star Wars: The Last Jedi on the verge of release, on the verge of madness and on the verge of probably breaking even more box office records, I got to speak to Brian Herring, famous Puppeteer who helped bring the lovable and adorable BB-8 to life on screen for the first time in Star […]

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Film Review: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (USA, 2017) has such a compelling bond between the three leads, it will tie you in knots

November 8, 2017

Biopics these days feel like forced Oscar Bait; as though the formula for an award, on behalf of the actors, is to talk in a funny accent or shout. To truly nail a true character, there’s more to it than just imitation. Films like Patch Adams, Diana and even A Beautiful Mind fail to succeed […]

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Nordic arts celebrated in innovative Nuuk Nordisk Kulturfestival in Greenland

November 8, 2017

Running from the 16th to 21st October, the second Nuuk Nordisk Kulturfestival kicked off to a passionate start. Celebrating contemporary Nordic arts and co-creation in the northern landscapes, the festival began with a grand parade and opening show at the Nuuk Community Centre with balloons and flags, followed by a selection of outstanding films at the Bank […]

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GoEuro are offering huge discounts for high-speed train travel within Italy right now

November 8, 2017

Off-season in Italy just got a whole lot more tempting thanks to a new partnership between Italo Treno, Italy’s high-speed train provider, and GoEuro, a popular online platform for comparing ​and ​booking ​trains, ​buses ​and ​flights ​across ​Europe. The two services have joined forces to offer travellers a substantial discount which opens them to fares […]

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Sarong Group have opened a dramatic steampunk-inspired Thai restaurant in Seminyak, Bali

November 8, 2017

Aussie visitors to restaurants like Mama San and Sarong already know what Bali’s renowned Sarong Group are capable of. So it should come as no surprised that the hospitality group’s latest venture is one of the island’s most anticipated openings of 2017. The restaurant, titled Som Chai, is a sophisticated Thai-influenced fine diner carved into […]

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Canberra’s new Mantra MacArthur Hotel welcomes Mediterranean restaurant Podilato

November 8, 2017

As hotels across the world continue to introduce more viable dining options for their guests Mantra MacArthur Hotel in Canberra have welcomed in a new modern Mediterranean restaurant titled Podilato, a sister venue to the popular Bicicletta Italian restaurant at Peppers Gallery Hotel. Helmed by experienced chef Sean Mawbery, the new restaurant offers guests and […]

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Luke Mangan opens Chicken Confidential at Sydney Airport’s T1 International

November 8, 2017

After debuting earlier this year in Sydney’s Chifley Plaza, Luke Mangan’s burger restaurant Chicken Confidential has officially expanded into Sydney Airport’s T1 International casual dining precinct. Now part of the slow-but-sure evolution of the airport’s dining scene, the casual gourmet burger joint from the renowned chef sticks to the original’s standard of using certified organic […]

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Grant Collins has opened a new gin bar on Kensington Street (Sydney)

November 8, 2017

Kings Cross favourite The Powder Keg may be no more, but world renowned mixologist Grant Collins hasn’t given up on owning one of the most comprehensive and playful gin-focused small bars in Sydney. Now, the visionary bar consultant is heading up Gin Lane, a sophisticated new small bar that has just opened in the vibrant […]

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