Day: 8 January 2018

Live Review: Vince Staples goes heavy on production for memorable Sydney show

January 8, 2018

I’ve never heard a Vince Staples song I didn’t like. The tough, nihilistic tone of his own brand of no-frills hip hop is perfectly placed over just about any contemporary production with even the slightest bounce to it, frantically transforming each beat with his elastic flow and nasal cadence whether it lean towards EDM or […]

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Interview: Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains set to debut Solide Mirage in Australia at the Adelaide French Festival

January 8, 2018

With the inaugural Adelaide French Festival just around the corner, we’ve been finding out some more about the artists and shows that will be coming to the Adelaide Festival Centre this January 12th – 14th. One of these groups is the talented FrĂ nçois & the Atlas Mountains. Bringing their latest album Solide Mirage out to Australia, the band are […]

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Music Video of the Day: Belle Miners “Night Flight” (2018)

January 8, 2018

Folk-pop trio Belle Miners are currently on the road with their Powerful Owl record; an album we’ve come across in recent weeks and have been struck by. Blending gorgeous harmonies with stunning folk-pop instrumentation, Belle Miners’ “Night Flight” is already a winner in our eyes and today, we’re sharin’ the music video so you can get switched on […]

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Live Review: Field Day conquers sound issues in bringing a great New Year’s Day experience to the Domain

January 8, 2018

You should start the new year off celebrating and having fun, so what better than to dance in a field with over 26,000 fellow friends? With three stages at The Domain, I did exactly that on January 1st at the Sydney’s Field Day. Starting the day early in full sunshine on the Centre Field stage was E^ST, who […]

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Big Little Lies and Three Billboards win big at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards

January 8, 2018

The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards are now over, with all winners officially announced in a ceremony earlier today in Hollywood, California. Critically acclaimed film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri came up strong, winning the award for best film for drama, while Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell also won awards for their roles in the […]

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Margot Robbie to attend Australian Premiere of I, Tonya

January 8, 2018

Roadshow Films has recently announced that Australian actress Margot Robbie, will be visiting Sydney in order to promote her latest Golden Globe winning film I, Tonya. Robbie will walk the red carpet in Sydney’s Hoyts Entertainment Quarter on Tuesday 23 January. The film is directed by Craig Gillespie and features stars Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, […]

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Tech Review: Hyper X Alloy FPS Pro Mechanical Keyboard is somehow even more stripped back than its larger cousin

January 8, 2018

It was only a few months ago that we reviewed the Hyper X Alloy FPS on this very website. A low-fi piece of tech that values performance over bells and whistles, we found it to be a quality board for those who like to keep things simple. Imagine our surprise when its cousin, the Alloy FPS […]

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Film Review: Darkest Hour (UK, 2017) is a celebration of Churchill’s war of words

January 8, 2018

Winston Churchill was a leading writer and orator. So it should come as no surprise that Darkest Hour, a new biopic about the British leader sees the usual guns and weaponry synonymous with wartime films replaced with words, glorious words. While the story is not the most necessary one (as it has been told countless […]

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The AU Review’s Top Ten Books of 2017

January 8, 2018

Happy New Year everyone. Now we’ve packed away the Christmas decorations and finished the last of the festive treats, we in the book review team at the AU thought it’d be a good time to look back at some of our favourite books of the last year. A veritable smorgasbord of great books were released […]

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Review: Sydney Festival’s Aquasonic is an exercise in extreme music

January 8, 2018

Danish group Between Music’s Aquasonic was one of the more intriguing inclusions in this year’s Sydney Festival program. Billed as the ‘world’s first underwater band’, the group performs with purpose-built instruments while completely submerged. The team apparently developed the show for over a decade, generating optimal conditions for water acoustics and creating the soundscapes. The […]

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Sydney Festival Review: Whist is an intriguing but not wholly satisfactory experience

January 8, 2018

A dance-theatre piece presented using virtual reality technology in which the audience subconsciously chooses their own performance is a fantastic concept, but with Whist the end-result is confusing and even a little disturbing. For those interested in psychology and, in particular, the work of Sigmund Freud, this is an immersive treat. But if you’re looking […]

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Book Review: Alana Valentine’s Dear Lindy shows us just how far the story of Azaria Chamberlain travelled

January 8, 2018

We all know the story of when Azaria Chamberlain went missing in 1980. The case was one of the most documented murder trials in our nation’s history. So there is should be no need for me to recap the baying for blood by many that surrounded the coverage. in 2013 critically acclaimed playwright Alana Valentine secured a […]

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A free two-day “Pontoon Party” is kicking off at Milk Beach this weekend (Sydney)

January 8, 2018

As temperature soar and beaches fill up, big brands are looking to get in on Sydney’s epic summer rush, and what better way to do that then throwing a big two-day “pontoon party” at one of the city’s best harbour beaches? Coca-Cola know what’s up, planning a Tiki styled bash with DJ Mashd N Kutcher […]

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