Day: 14 December 2017

Winners of the 2017 AU Awards announced; Meg Mac, Gang of Youths, Bec Sandridge & West Thebarton come out on top

December 14, 2017

Earlier in the week, we announced our annual list of acknowledgements of live music and the artists who have really made 2017 their own, via the annual AU Awards. Whether it was a breakout year for some, or a year where an acclaimed album became a defining moment in a band’s career, 2017 has provided some epic […]

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Future Classic brings Mount Kimbie, Kučka & Christopher Port to Twilight at Taronga

December 14, 2017

Tastemakers Future Classic have been welcomed into the embraces of Sydney’s Twilight At Taronga series for 2018, with the music company set to host a night of music all their own on March 9th. Featuring Mount Kimbie, Kučka and Christopher Port, the night marks the first partnership and show of its kind between Future Classic and Twilight at Taronga so no doubt, […]

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Music Video of the Day: Bully “Running” (2017)

December 14, 2017

Bully’s latest album Losing was released to much acclaim, with the buzz artists properly breaking out of the mould and further into the spotlight of the unique spot in the indie landscape they’ve been consistently making their own. We’ve been digging the recently released music video for their album track “Running”, directed by Alan Del Rio Ortiz and […]

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Single of the Day: Stonefield “Delusion” (2017)

December 14, 2017

Stonefield are officially back, baby. The Findlay sisters have unleashed their new single in “Delusion” this week, the first taste of new material since their sophomore album As Above, So Below wrapped up and the band joined Flightless Records. Demonstrating a noticeable sonic shift for Stonefield, whose music had been marked by rich psych-pop licks, in […]

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Multi-instrumentalist Tay Oskee brings the viewer into his childhood with his “Like Waves” music video

December 14, 2017

Dynamic performer Tay Oskee has unveiled a new music video recently, putting his roots and childhood centre stage. For “Like Waves”, Oskee took a trip up to North East Arnhem Land, an area of the country he still counts himself privileged to have grown up in, and over the course of eight weeks, documented life up […]

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Behind the scenes & in studio with BANFF making “Renew”

December 14, 2017

Brisbane songwriter BANFF has recently emerged from the studios with a brand new single in “Renew”, a bright effort from the artist who was quick to turn heads initially last year and has wasted no time in capitalising on the momentum through this year. A personal track, BANFF (Ben Forbes), explains the genesis of “Renew”. “”Renew” kinda talks […]

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Jens Lekman and Electric Fields step up to the Melbourne Zoo Twilights plate

December 14, 2017

The Melbourne Zoo Twilights series has boosted its roster for 2018, adding Jens Lekman and Electric Fields to their line up as summer continues to roll out. Lekman will be supporting Grizzly Bear, while Adelaide’s Electric Fields are stepping up on the Melbourne Zoo stage to back Cut Copy when they come through in January and March. Sold out shows […]

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Abbe May unveils long-awaited headline shows for February and March

December 14, 2017

Finally! The queen of rock out of the west coast, Abbe May, will be visiting  a venue near you in the New Year, with her long-awaited new album Fruit in tow. Released on February 2nd, the album has prompted Abbe to delve deeper in producing what has already been claimed as a career definer of an album. […]

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Interview: John Williamson tackles “Pigs on the River” & shunning negativity from ‘No’ voters on “Love is The Word”

December 14, 2017

“True Blue” Australian country music legend, John Williamson has never been shy to voice his opinions on topical issues. His two latest singles are no exception or void of controversy: “Pigs On The River” expresses his anger towards irrigators on the Murray-Darling River and “Love Is The Word” about hatred in the world.

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Interview: Ben Portsmouth (UK) on bringing his Elvis tour down under

December 14, 2017

In 2012, Ben Portsmouth won the Elvis Presley Enterprises ‘Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest’, the only artist from outside the USA to ever win this prestigious title since its inception in 2007. The English multi-talented musician, singer and songwriter will bring his World Tour to Australia in January next year.

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TV Review: Mick Taylor is as chilling as ever in the second season of Wolf Creek

December 14, 2017

The Australian outback has provided the Wolf Creek universe with a terrifying, swallow-them-whole landscape across both film and TV for the past 12 years now. When director, producer and writer Greg McLean first unleashed his horror concept (and debut feature film) to the world back in 2005, word-of-mouth was swift and excitable, championing Australian horror […]

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Film Review: Paddington 2 (UK, 2017) guarantees to put a smile on your face

December 14, 2017

I don’t know how the first Paddington film became as good as it is. Considering that the trailers made it look awful and the late cast changes in regards to who provides the voice of the titular bear, I was actually expecting the worst. But to everyone’s shock, it turned out to be one of […]

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Emirates introduce fascinating multi-million dollar upgrades to their Boeing 777 aircraft

December 14, 2017

Recently revealed to passengers flying their Brussels and Geneva routes, Emirates completely refreshed interiors for its Boeing 777 aircraft represent a substantial move forward for the highly awarded airline. This includes the unveiling of their long anticipated First Class private suites, which are said to take design inspiration from the Mercedes-Benz S-Class with floor to […]

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Victoria’s Mitchelton Winery opens luxury on-site hotel and spa

December 14, 2017

Located in the Victorian countryside near Nagambie is the recently opened Mitchelton Hotel and Spa, a new luxury accommodation option that has resulted from a $16 million addition to the sprawling Mitchelton Winery Estate. A personal project of Gerry Ryan and his son Andrew, the hotel is now set up along the banks of the […]

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Launceston’s grain silos will be turned into a $25 million luxury hotel next year

December 14, 2017

Mantra Group will be bringing a high-profile opening to Launceston in Tasmania next year when it welcomes the 108-room Silo Hotel to the Peppers brand. Reimagining the Kings Wharf grain silos of the city, the $25 million redevelopment will make unique use of the location, with 52 of the 108 rooms location in the barrels […]

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Review: Johnnie Walker 18 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky

December 14, 2017

Though it was released earlier this year, the Johnnie Walker 18 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky isn’t a new expression by any means. It’s merely a rebranded, renamed and reimagined Johnnie Walker Platinum Label. That choice fits the bottle in with the iconic brand’s other expressions a bit more seamlessly, sporting a stylish design and […]

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Melbourne CBD gets a new rooftop Japanese restaurant with Yokocho

December 14, 2017

Melbourne CBD has welcomed a new Japanese restaurant just in time for the holiday season. Yokocho, located in the historic Mid City Arcade on Bourke Street, will be reimagining Tokyo’s unique street culture with a design that’s minimal on interior, big on atmosphere with a reflection of the laneways made famous by the Japanese capital’s […]

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The best New Year’s Eve parties around Melbourne for 2017/18

December 14, 2017

The loosest day of the year is upon us! New Year’s Eve is going to bounce us into 2018 and it’s your choice whether you want that to be in style or in shambles. It’s long known that deep in the heart of the CBD is exactly where you do not in any way, shape […]

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