Day: 16 January 2018

Kevin Parker, Jesswar, Basenji & more join Laneway’s ‘Festival Within a Festival’ – Block Party!

January 16, 2018

The 2018 St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival is mere weeks from kicking off now and this week, a new festival has been announced to be going down at the exact same time as the main event, within the event. Between Red Bull Music and I OH YOU, the new addition comes in the form of Block Party. Set to […]

Read More

Alison Wonderland, Tash Sultana, Alex Lahey join Eminem and The Killers at Bonnaroo in June

January 16, 2018

After the dates were secured for Bonnaroo in June 2017, we’ve all been itching to check out the lineup. Some of the festival headliners include massive names such as Eminem, The Killers, and Muse – but what’s really got our attention are the massively anticipated Australian artists who are making huge names for themselves. Featured […]

Read More

Single of the Day: The Vaccines “I Can’t Quit” (2018)

January 16, 2018

English indie rockers The Vaccines are back in full force with new single “I Can’t Quit”. The new track, taken from upcoming album Combat Sports is a return to the band’s roots. The triumphant return is their first release since 2015’s English Graffiti, and the new record promises to showcase The Vaccines at their rock n roll best. “I […]

Read More

Theme Hospital developers open new studio at Sega, announce spiritual successor

January 16, 2018

Former developers and artists from now defunct studios Bullfrog and Lionhead (Black & White, Fable) have found a home at SEGA, launching their new outfit Two Point Studios. Their first title? A spiritual successor to Theme Hospital, one one of Bullfrog’s most popular titles.

Read More

Film Review: Swinging Safari (Australia, 2018) is a gloriously playful film that finds the humour and horror of growing up in 1970’s Australia

January 16, 2018

Spin-the-vase, a late night taste of fondu, and a rotting beached whale make for just some of the intricate ingredients of Stephan Elliott‘s semi-autobiographical comedy Swinging Safari, a gloriously playful film that finds both the humour and the horror of growing up in Australia in the 1970’s. As kinetic a film it may be (I […]

Read More

We talk all things Swinging Safari with Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue, Asher Keddie and Radha Mitchell

January 16, 2018

In the lead up to its national release on January 18th, the cast and crew of the new Australian comedy Swinging Safari strutted their stuff down the orange carpet to talk all about their crazy new film, one which has the potential to earn classic status alongside director Stephan Elliott‘s defining feature, Priscilla, Queen of […]

Read More

Here’s your first look at the Aussie gaming and mental health webseries CheckPoint, kicking off January 29

January 16, 2018

Back in May last year, we covered the final stages of the CheckPoint Kickstarter. The Kickstarter ultimately reached its goal, allowing the Aussie non-profit CheckPoint to begin production on a planned web series about the intersection between video games and mental health. The show premieres in just under two weeks but here’s a little sneak peek […]

Read More

Film Review: The Shape of Water (USA, 2017) is a breathtaking, big screen spectacle

January 16, 2018

At the Golden Globes last weekend, Director Guillermo Del Toro accepted a long overdue Best Director trophy for his latest effort The Shape of Water, which has been something of a surprise award season favourite around the world, topping both the Globes and BAFTA nominations lists (among others). In the speech, which brought the film’s […]

Read More

Five movie trailers you may have missed over the holidays

January 16, 2018

While Australian holiday season isn’t prime time for movie releases, that doesn’t stop us from catching a bunch of awesome trailers of films to look forward to! So in case you missed them, let’s cover the top 5 trailers you may have missed over December and the start of January. 5. Sicario 2: Soldado (2018) Director Denis […]

Read More

Games Interview: Heroes of the Storm Lead Character Artist Ted Park on how Blizzard creates your favourite skins and models

January 16, 2018

Heroes of the Storm feels like a place where Blizzard Entertainment can have fun with their own back catalogue. From the anime–inspired Mecha skins for Diablo III‘s Tyrael to the ever popular Deathwing variant for Overwatch‘s D.va, new Heroes skins give the impression that Blizzard is happy to have a little fun at their own expense. We got the chance to chat […]

Read More

Flight Review: Going budget from Phuket to Kuala Lumpur with Air Asia (AK 823)

January 16, 2018

When flying around Asia, the difference in price between budget carriers (Scoot, Tiger and Air Asia) and everyone else can be staggering. On the day I was flying, you were looking at flights one-tenth the price to fly with Air Asia versus Malaysian Airlines, or an indirect competitor. So the question is, for a short […]

Read More

From one Louvre to another: Abu Dhabi’s newest museum is an opulent architectural masterpiece

January 16, 2018

I recently had the opportunity to spend a day in Abu Dhabi, on my way home from Canada. Flying with Etihad, who base themselves out of the U.A.E. Capital City, a stop-over couldn’t be made easier – and is indeed encouraged for visitors to the transit hub. With my bag checked through to Australia, I […]

Read More

Ford are giving away Mustangs across the Australia Day Long Weekend for road trip loans

January 16, 2018

Long weekends in Australia are best served with a good ol’ fashioned road trip, which is why Ford are taking heading up and down the east coast with a couple of sweet rides for the upcoming Australia Day Long Weekend. The company is offering up Mustangs for free to loan to Aussies so they can […]

Read More

A new four-week Barangaroo festival will pay homage to female talent and native food (Sydney)

January 16, 2018

Across twelve nights in February, Barangaroo will play host to a brand new festival dubbed Sunset20°N: a celebration blending music, food and culture in the picturesque surrounds of Barangaroo Reserve. Named for a strong woman and independent leader of the Cammeraygal people of Sydney, the enormous program will consist of mostly female artists from across […]

Read More

Tomotaka Ishizuka introduces Japanese Kaiseki to Melbourne

January 16, 2018

Acclaimed Japanese chef Tomotaka Ishizuka is opening a restaurant under his namesake on Melbourne’s Bourke Street in the hopes of introducing the local food scene to a truly refined and delicate Japanese food art form comparable to Western haute cuisine. For anyone fortunate enough to get into the 16 seater restaurant a unique sensory experience […]

Read More