Day: 4 December 2017

Album Review: Frank Turner – Songbook (2017 LP)

December 4, 2017

Arguably the world’s hardest-touring musician, Frank Turner has somehow managed to find enough spare time to collate and release a new album to see out 2017. Songbook is a double CD offering – the first CD being a celebration of some of his finest songs recorded so far in his career, and the second being ten […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Daryl James “The Wolf Is At The Door” (2017)

December 4, 2017

A world away from his homeland on the North Welsh coast, Daryl James found a pocket of Australia to call his home in Brisbane, where he was quick to establish a career for himself busking on the east coast. Having toured through Europe and the UK extensively before finding himself in Australia, James’ sound incorporates acoustic […]

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Review: Feist ends her Pleasure world tour with unforgettable debut Sydney Opera House performance

December 4, 2017

Much loved Canadian artist Feist has been in the country this past week, touring her latest LP Pleasure, the six-years-in-waiting follow up to 2011’s acclaimed Metals. Her brief jaunt in Australia came to an end last night at the Sydney Opera House; a night that also called to an end her Pleasure world tour. The […]

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Music Video of the Day: DZ Deathrays “Total Meltdown” (2017)

December 4, 2017

Brisbane party-thrashers DZ Deathrays made a massive impression when they released the ARIA winning debut Black Rat in 2014, and they haven’t let us down since. The new single “Total Meltdown” took a few times to get the chorus right, and the band admits that the verses and chorus are lyrically disjointed. But somehow this works […]

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Midas.Gold signs with 123 Agency; releases “Poppin” to cap off a stellar 2017

December 4, 2017

2017 has been very, very kind to Midas.Gold. From generating heat around his music on his own through the year’s early months, to bounding from stage to stage at BIGSOUND this September, the east coast rapper may be about the turn up onstage but there’s no mistaking that Midas.Gold is a young artist with drive and […]

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Opinion: The scare campaign against Detroit: Become Human over domestic violence misses the point entirely

December 4, 2017

Quantic Dream’s forthcoming narrative-heavy adventure title Detroit: Become Human has rather abruptly found itself at the centre of a controversy regarding its month-old trailer from Paris Games Week.

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Big screen adaptation of Tim Winton’s Breath gets a new trailer and teaser poster

December 4, 2017

Roadshow Films has recently debuted both a new trailer and teaser poster for its upcoming Australian coming-of-age drama, Breath. Breath is based on Tim Winton’s award-winning novel of the same name, and is also Simon Baker’s (The Mentallist) feature film directorial debut. Breath follows two teenage boys, Pikelet (Samson Coulter) and Loonie (Ben Spence), as they […]

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Village Entertainment set to launch first full concept cinema

December 4, 2017

Village Entertainment has recently announced its plans to introduce the new World of Movie Experiences within Westfield Plenty Valley’s new dining and entertainment precinct. Without the presence of traditional theatres, Village will boast a selection of premium experiences ranging from Vjunior, Vpremium, Vmax and Gold Class. Alongside the idea to launch the theatre which will be […]

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Netflix confirms Mindhunter will be back for a second season

December 4, 2017

Popular streaming service Netflix has recently revealed that the crime-drama series Mindhunter will be returning to Netflix for its second season. The show stars actors Jonathan Groff (Looking), Holt McCallany (Sully), Anna Torv (Fringe), Hannah Gross (Unless) and newcomer Cameron Britton, who portrays serial killer Ed Kemper, and has gained critical praise for his performance. Created […]

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 7 “Time for After”

December 4, 2017

Eugene is a broken man. With his loyalty and decisions a major focus of “Time for After”, the penultimate episode before the Mid-Season Finale, we get to explore this character in a much more meaningful way than before. There’s some real depth here as he visibly struggles against his own conscious and deals with the […]

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Win a double pass to see Die Hard 2 In The House in Sydney

December 4, 2017

Last time, it blew you through the back wall of the theatre. This time, it will blow you sky high! They say lightning never strikes twice, they were wrong. John McClane is back In The House for Die Hard 2 the final instalment for 2017! Die Harder and join us for the big reveal of […]

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Win a copy of survival thriller 47 Metres Down on DVD

December 4, 2017

Two sisters, Lisa (Mandy Moore) and Kate (Claire Holt), are vacationing in Mexico when they decide it’ll be fun to go cage diving and see sharks up close. But when the cables holding their shark cage to the boat breaks, they are plunged 47 metres below sea level. With less than an hour of oxygen […]

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PlayStation introduces new PlayLink range with three new titles

December 4, 2017

Sony Interactive Entertainment Australia have announced three titles released as part of their new social-minded PlayLink range: Knowledge is Power, Hidden Agenda and SingStar Celebration. The PlayLink range, for those not yet up on the console’s new tech, allows players to put down their controllers and instead use tablet devices and smartphones that can now […]

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Qantas and Rockpool to help you earn Frequent Flyer points while you dine

December 4, 2017

It seems Neil Perry has merged two of his closest relationships into one epic, industry-first partnership. The renowned chef has long had a close working relationship with Qantas, which he has now fused into the ever-growing Rockpool Dining Group – of which he is Culinary Director – with a special treat for point-lovers all across […]

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Apparently you can turn back time: Experiencing Cher in Las Vegas

December 4, 2017

I travelled to Las Vegas to see Cher. You heard me. Cher. I was first introduced to her music as a child in the 1980s and have always wanted to see her perform. Realising the chances of her coming to Australia were slim, when I discovered she was performing in Las Vegas I felt a […]

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Win a double pass to see Lies, Lies and Propaganda’s A Christmas Carol in Sydney

December 4, 2017

Lies, Lies and Propaganda will present Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, at the Kings Cross Theatre from December 12th to 24th, contrasting the classic Victorian ghost story with the modern Theatre. Join Ebenezer Scrooge this Christmas on a journey through past, present and future as he discovers the kind of person he was, is […]

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Ripponlea Food and Wine have reopened with a bold new look (Melbourne)

December 4, 2017

Taking on a motto of “kinda hood, kinda classy”, Ripponlea Food and Wine have finally reopened their venue, unveiling their expanded space after being closed for renovations since October 2. Expertly designed by Black Milk Interiors (Sash Japanese, Ms Collins), the new space features a glamourous new cocktail bar that seamlessly connects to the existing […]

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Lotus Group’s Fujisaki makes its debut at Barangaroo (Sydney)

December 4, 2017

A new refined modern Japanese dining restaurant just opened in Barangaroo and its name is Fujisaki. Heavy hitters in the dining scene that are part of Lotus Group’s new venture include executive chef Chui Lee Luk, formerly of Claude’s restaurant,  sushi chef Ryuichi Yoshii, formerly of Yoshii, and sommelier Annette Lacey. Yoshii pwns the raw […]

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Hartsyard 2.0 announced as Newtown favourite plans some big changes (Sydney)

December 4, 2017

Hardcore Sydney fans and Newtown locals may have to say goodbye to Hartsyard as they know it but the Newtown institution plans on reopening in early January 2018 with Hartsyard 2.0. After nearly six years, chef and owner, Gregory Llewellyn, decided it was time to head in a new direction and change things up. This includes […]

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PAFU is the next Japanese dessert to trend in Australia

December 4, 2017

The onslaught of Japanese desserts continue to hail down on Australia. From the team that brought you Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart, comes PAFU, a puff pastry store launching in Melbourne’s QV this December 16th. What exactly is PAFU? A puff or ‘パフ’ in the Japanese language, is the Japanese response to the traditional French apple turnover […]

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Review: Classic French fare in the heart of Woollahra at Bistro Moncur (Sydney)

December 4, 2017

On the leafy Queen Street, Bistro Moncur is tucked away within Woollahra Hotel. With a meticulous eye for quality ingredients, the bistro has been dishing up classic French fare for the last 24 years. As expected, the French onion soufflĂ© gratin ($24) to start is excellent. The airy French onion flavoured soufflĂ© yields sweetness, while […]

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Hella Good, a dedicated souvlaki joint, has opened up in Melbourne’s CBD

December 4, 2017

Hella Good, the new sister of one of Melbourne’s longest Greek establishments, Stalactites, is bringing a fresh take on Greek favourites with an on-the-go souvlaki joint. Hella Good brings a fresh take on the flavours and fresh taste of Stalactites with juicy,marinated meat sliced straight from the spit and greek dips and desserts made fresh […]

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