Day: 17 November 2017

Music Video of the Day: Jack River “Fault Line” (2017)

November 17, 2017

Jack River has returned with an excellent music video for her new single “Fault Line”, released just ahead of her anticipated Melbourne Music Week appearance this weekend. The track itself falls brilliantly in line with previous Jack River releases, brimming with enough edge to keep her alt-pop firmly grounded in reality, while the glimmering high […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Omar Musa ft. Tasman Keith “Assimilate” (2017)

November 17, 2017

Omar Musa has added another impressive piece of art to his continuously growing and thriving body of work stemming from his endeavours as both author and songwriter. “Assimilate” is the new single from Musa’s new album Since Ali Died, and comes as another powerful statement piece from the Queanbeyan lyricist and musician. Bringing one of our […]

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MILD WEST and Imbi The Girl join Festival of the Sun next month

November 17, 2017

Some changes and new announcements have gone down at Festival of the Sun HQ this week, as the festival nears kick off for another year out in Port Macquarie in December. Due to personal commitments, Ali Barter has had to pull out of the festival, with Sydney’s Imbi The Girl stepping up to the plate. She joins […]

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Review: Unsound Adelaide kicks off strong with gorgeous displays in the Botanic Gardens Conservatory

November 17, 2017

The first event for Unsound 2017 Adelaide takes place in the delightful Botanic Gardens Bicentennial Conservatory. Surprisingly, it is the first amplified sound event that has ever taken place in the beautiful venue, which looks like a discus fell from the skies to be buried almost completely. Effectively it is two sound shells bolted together, […]

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Camp Cope’s “The Opener” paints a beautifully brutal picture of being a woman in music

November 17, 2017

“Treat them like queens until they disagree,” Georgia Maq sings, though in the pointed tones of her voice, the words are delivered with extra potency. “[and] never reflect to think, ‘Wait, maybe the problem was me’…” The Melbourne trio’s new single “The Opener” is the first we’re hearing from the highly anticipated sophomore Camp Cope album […]

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Exclusive Album Premiere: Sonori – Self-Titled (2017 EP)

November 17, 2017

Blue Mountains four piece Sonori are celebrating the release of their debut EP, a record that has been a long time coming for the psych-rock group. Off the back of their single “Vanity”, Sonori have been continuing to stoke the fires of great momentum that have surrounded artists emerging from this particular pocket of NSW. What […]

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EA dumps Star Wars Battlefront 2 microtransactions hours ahead of launch

November 17, 2017

I sense a disturbance in the Force, as if a million voices cried out in anger and were suddenly victorious. With only a few hours remaining before it officially launches in the US, EA have announced that Star Wars Battlefront II will no longer offer paid microtransactions.

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Tech Review: Hasbro’s Dropmix is Automatic, Supersonic, Hypnotic, Funky Fresh

November 17, 2017

To say that I am in no way musically inclined and yet still managed to pull off some wicked beats with Hasbro’s Dropmix system is testament to its great and highly accessible design. While I went in to our preview expecting to be shamed for my lack of musical talent, I went out with a […]

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Film Review: Netflix’s Mudbound (USA, 2017) is a breathtaking film that is persistent in its treatment of a difficult subject

November 17, 2017

Despite being associated with Netflix, Mudbound is no made-for-streaming affair.  Premiering to rave reviews in the earlier half of the year at Sundance, Dee Rees‘s film was snapped up by the media service after surprising snubs from the other major studio players.  Rees is arguably having the last laugh though as this film more than […]

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Win a copy of An Inconvenient Sequel on DVD

November 17, 2017

Al Gore’s award-winning, impassioned, stirring and proudly memorable follow-up to 2006’s An Inconvenient Truth, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power arrives on Blu-ray & DVD from November 15, 2017. In An Inconvenient Sequel, Al Gore continues his climate change fight, traveling around the world to train an army of activists and influence international climate policy. […]

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Circus Oz launch a rock opera season featuring Europop duo Otto & Astrid

November 17, 2017

Circus Oz are mixing things up in their upcoming season by creating circus rock opera performance, The Strange and Spektakulär Lives of Otto & Astrid. Artist Director Rob Tannion has brought Otto & Astrid from the Berlin-based band Die Roten Punkte onboard to lead the instrumentals. The duo will perform alongside the evocative Circus Oz acrobats. A sneak peak […]

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Theatre Review: Silent Night brings an early dose of Christmas cheer (until 10th December)

November 17, 2017

What is Christmas like with your family? I can guarantee it’s not nearly as dysfunctional as the one depicted in Mary Rachel Brown’s new play, Silent Night. Chock-full of jokes and characters that have to be seen to be believed, this is a play that makes the final rush to the supermarket on Christmas Eve […]

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Feast Festival Review: Brodie John bares his soul in Burlesque by Force at Nexus Arts in Adelaide

November 17, 2017

On the same day that Australia voted “yes” to marriage equality, Brodie John presented his brave and personal account of childhood sexual abuse. Dressed in drag and playing to an imaginary audience side stage, we are plunged into an intimate moment of rapture with Brodie as he takes his final bow. He then begins the […]

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Book Review: Alan Burdick’s Why Time Flies is an intriguing look into time and its many facets

November 17, 2017

Alan Burdick’s book, Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation is one with a fascinating premise that we can all relate to. A staff writer from the New Yorker, Burdick specialises in penning articles about science and technology. Here, he poses the question, “What is time and why does it speed up as we age […]

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Book Review: Hannah Jewell’s 100 Nasty Women of History will help you find your new favourite historical figure

November 17, 2017

Join The Washington Post’s pop culture editor Hannah Jewell as she plucks (almost) forgotten women from the historical cutting room floor. From artists to investigative reporters, scientists to queens, political firebrands to murderers, there’s no such thing as the delicate fairer sex here. Get in the kitchen and make you sandwich? Puh-lease. I’ve got an […]

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