Day: 14 November 2017

Single of the Day: Hatchie “Sure” (2017)

November 14, 2017

One of Brisbane’s brightest emerging talents of 2017 has to be Hatchie. She’s landed accolades from industry in Australia and abroad, impressed over numerous live shows and now can call Ivy League Records home. The songwriter is headed to the US next year for SXSW to kick off a no doubt successful international campaign for her […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Peta & The Wolves “Blind” (2017)

November 14, 2017

You’ve not heard much of Peta & The Wolves before? You’re going to be hearing more of them as we head into the New Year, that’s for sure. Their single “Blind” caught our attention when it was released only recently, but we are stoked to be able to share the official music video for the tune […]

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Big Boi confirms headline Australian shows for March

November 14, 2017

Big Boi has locked down some unmissable shows on the east coast next year to align with his trip out to Australia for Golden Plains, lining up gigs at Melbourne’s 170 Russell and Sydney’s Metro Theatre in March. The multi-Grammy winner will be bringing his BOOMIVERSE album out to fans – his third solo record – for […]

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Music Video of the Day: Pataphysics “Today” (2017)

November 14, 2017

Melbourne’s multi-talented musician Pataphysics is gearing up for the release of a new album in Tip of the Spear (due out this Friday) with the reveal of his clip for the catchy tune, “Today”. Continuing to bring hip hop with a lick of rich soul together, “Today” is a great indicator of what Tip of the Spear has […]

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Dune Rats, Remi, Bec Sandridge and more announced as special guests for ‘Live At The Steps’ in Melbourne

November 14, 2017

As part of triple j’s Ausmusic Month, this year’s ‘Live At The Steps’ has not only moved to a larger venue at Melbourne’s Treasury Gardens, but the free live music event has been bolstered by some of the country’s most popular touring artists. Joining Baker Boy, Skegss, Tired Lion and Mallrat at ‘Live At The Steps’ will be special […]

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Nocturnal Tapes unveiled as secret headliner for GD FRNDS’ sixth showcase event

November 14, 2017

The GD FRNDS crew has cheekily unveiled their headliner for the upcoming GD FRNDS Showcase hitting the Miami Shark Bar on December 16th – Nocturnal Tapes. 2017 has been very, very kind to the Yamba duo, with the release of their debut EP Visions IV bringing them accolades left right and centre. Nocturnal Tapes join a stacked line […]

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Interview: Ola Milena & Roger Price on their new music as ‘Blended Generations

November 14, 2017

Between multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Ola Milena and writer Roger Price, a new musical collaboration has emerged in Blended Generations. Theirs is a story of a meeting of different backgrounds; Milena’s being steeped in classical music and performance, while Price’s journey to writer and creator of lyrics came post-work life in the information technology industry. The result of the […]

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Tiga Joins Sydney’s Massive NYE in the Park Lineup

November 14, 2017

Canadian rave legend Tiga has been added to Sydney’s NYE in the Park Lineup. Hitting Victoria Park on New Year’s Eve, the genre spanning hit maker will join tons of massive acts including Vera Blue, Northeast Party House, Paces and Hot Dub Time Machine. Last year’s massive album “No Fantasy Required” had major hits for […]

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Games Review: Star Wars Battlefront 2 (Xbox One X, 2017): Tempted, but not quite giving in to the Dark Side

November 14, 2017

Star Wars Battlefront II, a game mired in launch window controversy. Is it as terrible as the screaming denizens of the internet would have you believe or is it all being blown out of proportion? For our Battlefront II review, we thought we’d split it into two discrete components — the single player campaign, reviewed by […]

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Opinion: Star Wars Battlefront II‘s microtransactions aren’t a debacle, they’re an experiment

November 14, 2017

It’s been a crazy couple of months for Star Wars Battlefront II, and the game hasn’t even technically launched yet. After an open beta that ended in community uproar over pervasive multiplayer microtransactions, a new controversy has erupted over the amount of in-game currency required to unlock major characters. Gamer forums and subreddits have been rife […]

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Why We’re So Excited About the Panasonic Lumix G9

November 14, 2017

I had a chance to test out Panasonic’s latest mirrorless high-performance beast last week at their launch event in Bondi, and boy am I keen! Packed full of features designed to make you swoon, here’s what I thought from my first hour with the G9.

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Opinion: Is it time to raise the price of video games?

November 14, 2017

In the past few weeks, complaints against microtransactions in AAA games have reached a crescendo, with anger directed towards EA’s Star Wars Battlefront II, Monolith’s Middle-earth: Shadow of War and more recently, Activision’s Call of Duty: WWII for their inclusion of paid loot boxes.

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Film Review: Blade of the Immortal (Japan, 2017) shows that excess and overkill are good things

November 14, 2017

Takashi Miike, back in the V-cinema (straight-to-video) era, was a complete madman. Not in a human state (or maybe he is, who the hell knows?), but in his creative state, as the images and ideas he comes up with can only come from a man who is completely bonkers. This is the man who directed […]

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Film Review: Lucky (USA, 2017) is an affecting swan song for the late Harry Dean Stanton

November 14, 2017

Very few actors have been afforded a send-off as fitting as Harry Dean Stanton has in Lucky.  Throughout his 6 decades of working across both film and television, Lucky, next to his most substantial screen-time turn in 1984’s road movie Paris, Texas, stands as a true showcase for the actor; regardless of the film arriving […]

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Review: A building’s complicated history defines Pullman Riga Old Town in Latvia

November 14, 2017

Transforming an historic building in one of Europe’s most underrated (and romantic) old towns, Pullman Riga Old Town is a five-star property that is surely one of the upscale hotel brand’s most eclectic in Europe. This interesting and endearing character is largely in part to the fusion, and at times clash, of new and old, […]

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Perth Festival asks audiences to see art in a different light in 2018

November 14, 2017

Between February 9th and March 4th 2018 the Perth International Arts Festival invites audiences to see art in a different light, and revel in a smorgasbord of captivating cultural experiences, with something for everyone. 2018 marks Artistic Director Wendy Martin’s third year at the helm, as well as the Festival’s 65th Anniversary. To celebrate the […]

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Claire Foxton talks blending fine art and graffiti ahead of Wollongong Wonderwalls Festival

November 14, 2017

No longer confined to the back streets of grungy inner-city suburbs, street art has really started to make it’s mark on Australia’s urban landscape. Among the artists who create these modern monoliths is Kiama-local Claire Foxton. Her realistic portraits, rendered in tremendous detail, pay homage to local heroes from across the country. Claire is one of […]

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Here are the winners of the 5th annual Gault&Millau Australia Awards

November 14, 2017

Gault&Millau, the publisher of the only internationally recognised restaurant guide in Australia, have announced the winners of the fifth annual Australian awards. The winners, announced at a ceremony held in Sydney earlier this week, indicate a progressive dining scene and celebrate top achievers from all over the country. The awards night also marked the debut […]

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Allen’s are running a pop-up lolly store in Sydney and Melbourne until Christmas

November 14, 2017

Much like their super popular pop-up lolly shop last year, Allen’s Lollysmiths is a temporary store that has appeared in Sydney and Melbourne, offering one giant pick ‘n’ mix experience where sugar-enthusiasts can create custom lolly jars from just about every iteration of the brand’s famous product that has ever existed. Opening last week in […]

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Park House: Mona Vale’s multi-million dollar precinct is starting to take shape (Sydney)

November 14, 2017

The Mona Vale Hotel is no more. One of Sydney’s biggest renovations of recent years is finally starting to take shape, bringing the sun-soaked suburb Park House Food & Liquor. The new, multipurpose dining and social space has been given a huge modern makeover with plans to roll out a further five-stage $12 million redevelopment […]

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Matt Moran and Solotel to open Little Big House in Southbank this December (Brisbane)

November 14, 2017

One of the country’s biggest hospitality groups, Solotel, are putting the finishing touches on their newest venture. Coming to Brisbane’s Southbank in December will be Little Big House, a dedicated house party destination slash gastropub, shaped into a heritage listed house that dates back to 1889. The house, which has gone from being a private […]

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Pablo, Japan’s famous baked cheese tart shop, has opened in Chinatown (Sydney)

November 14, 2017

Anyone who has been to Japan probably knows just how ridiculously popular Pablo is. The Osaka-born business founded by Masamitsu Sakimoto has grown over the years to include 44 stores across the country as well as 13 internationally, success which has been based on superior, consistent and addictive cheese tarts. Sydney has been picking up […]

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Lavico is South-Western Sydney’s charming new Italian restaurant

November 14, 2017

It’s not all about the great wave of gastropub makeovers in Sydney when it comes to refocused quality dining in local institutions. Many of the city’s outer suburbs are looking to their local clubs to introduce stronger food and drink offerings, a demand slowly but surely being met across the board. Take Canterbury League Club […]

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