Day: 23 January 2018

Review: The xx stage emotional return to Sydney at The Domain

January 23, 2018

It’s been nearly 10 years since feted London trio the xx toured xx, their dreamlike Mercury-award winning debut; whose minimal style – soft, breathy, heartfelt lyrics, enthralling guitar hooks, and chilly synths – would go on to spurn a series of imitations, bringing the then early twenty-somethings out of the broody shadows of the underground and […]

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Music Video of the Day: Jess Locke “Dangerous” (2018)

January 23, 2018

One of our favourite songwriters who is on a great track to having a massive year this year is Jess Locke. Her 2017 album Universe was one of the best Aussie releases of last year and in Locke’s newest single “Dangerous”, we’re seeing Jess continue to strive forward. Locke’s going to be out on the road soon […]

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Shane Nicholson launches the inaugural Americana Music Prize of Australia

January 23, 2018

The Americana Music Prize of Australia is an annual grant to support up-and-coming artists in the genre, and has been launched today as a joint initiative of Shane Nicholson/The Sound Hole, Forbes Street Studios and Lost Highway Australia. Of this latest initiative to support the genre that he has become so recognised for, Nicholson has explained, “We […]

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Bonobo, Harvey Sutherland, BADBADNOTGOOD & more locked in for Laneway Festival after parties

January 23, 2018

There’s no denying that Laneway Festival 18′ is going to be massive, and while we’re still reeling from that insane lineup, we’re just as excited for the Official Laneway Festival after parties that will take place in Sydney and Melbourne. These after parties will be featuring late night kick-ons from Bonobo, Harvey Sutherland, Hiatus Kaiyote, […]

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Put in for annual leave now: God of War launches on April 20

January 23, 2018

The all-new, all-different God of War is coming to PS4 in just a few short months. Developed by PlayStation in-house developer Santa Monica Studios, God of War presents a very different Kratos to the gruff, combo-building brawler most players are familiar with. The new game sees Kratos tending to a young son, living a much more low-key life […]

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Microsoft Studios exclusives will now launch day-and-date on Xbox Game Pass

January 23, 2018

Xbox have announced overnight that any Xbox One titles published by Microsoft Studios will arrive on the Xbox Game Pass digital delivery platform on the same day as their retail launch. This is actually pretty huge news. Here’s why.

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The Shape of Water and Dunkirk top the 90th Academy Awards nominations; Margot Robbie leads the Aussie charge

January 23, 2018

After months of speculation, the 90th Academy Awards finally have their nominees – with The Shape of Water dominating the tally, sitting with an impressive 13 nominations. And no film even comes close to matching its domination. Sitting behind it, with eight nominations, the Christopher Nolan film Dunkirk has some out swinging with a Best […]

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Photos: Margot Robbie & Craig Gillespie rush from the SAG Awards to hit the Australian Premiere of I, Tonya

January 23, 2018

Star and producer Margot Robbie and fellow Aussie director Craig Gillespie hit the pink carpet in Sydney tonight for the Australian Premiere of the critically acclaimed, award winning I, Tonya. Nathan Atkins captured the pair, and a slew of special guests, on the carpet for The Iris. The film hits cinemas on Thursday! [print_gllr id=46076] […]

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AKRacing’s new range of Max Gaming chairs are extremely cool

January 23, 2018

One of the greatest problems PC gamers have ever faced (beyond the obvious blight of random hardware failures) is that of finding the right chair to see them through a long-haul gaming session. There’s so many things a good gaming chair has to be — sturdy enough to support your weight for hours on end […]

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Line up changes for Walker Stalker: Norman Reedus cancels, Greg Nicotero added and more

January 23, 2018

Walker Stalker, the enormous convention for fans of The Walking Dead, and its Australian debut is just around the corner now, but there’s been a few sharp changes to the line-up both good and bad. Let’s get the bad news out of the way first: Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl, is no longer able to […]

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Games Review: Legrand Legacy: Tale of the Fatebounds (PC, 2018) Combines Classic Nostalgia With A Modern Twist

January 23, 2018

The modern era of video games has brought with it a boom of classic JRPG-style games. With the popularity of Persona, Fire Emblem and PokĂ©mon ensuring the genre’s continuing success, it’s no surprise, then, that games like Legrand Legacy exist — games designed to celebrate the history and personality of JRPGs from the past.

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United Airlines commence direct flights from Sydney to Houston

January 23, 2018

United have introduced a direct nonstop flight between Sydney, Australia and Houston, Texas on a new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, joining Los Angeles and San Francisco to become the airline’s third direct route from Sydney to the U.S.A. The service will serve as competition to Qantas’ direct service to Dallas, Texas and is the fifth US […]

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Interview: Crooked Colours reflect on working on the Sounds of New Caledonia Campaign

January 23, 2018

Recently linking up with New Caledonia Tourism, Australian band Crooked Colours headed out to the South Pacific hotspot as part a new destination marketing campaign established to boost the number of Australian travellers out to the area. Crooked Colours wound up recording music inspired by their travels and even locked down a music video when […]

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Air Festival to hit tiny and remote Indonesian island for the fourth year

January 23, 2018

Across two stages and three days, punters who attend the remote Air Festival in Indonesia appear destined to experience an event unlike any other. Now in its fourth year, the event merges underground dance music culture with ceremony and sacredness, promising a three day experience ” in which friendships are forged, hearts are opened and […]

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Review: Swissotel Zurich is ideal for day-trippers and business travellers alike

January 23, 2018

Switzerland is full of exciting day trips no matter which city you choose as a base. For access to the Northern part of the country, the most popular option is ZĂĽrich: the country’s largest city and one of its most well-known. It’s for this reason that Swissotel is one of the best options for either […]

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Win a double pass to see Wildebeest and Valley by Omer Backley-Astrachan in Sydney

January 23, 2018

From 15th to 17th February, FORM Dance Projects and Riverside Theatres will present two exciting works, Wildebeest and Valley, by Israeli choreographer Omer Backley Astrachan. A world premiere, Wildebeest examines the artifice of social and gender behaviour through a distillation of human interactions. The piece has been choreographed to an original score by sound composer […]

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Nike to launch the new Air Max 270 in Australia this February

January 23, 2018

Nike will be highlighting the benefits of a lifestyle shoe that uses 100% Air technology when they launch the new Air Max 270 in Australia on the 1st of February. The latest innovation of Nike’s iconic Air Max series, the 270’s will be adapting a big part of their running shoes to their lifestyle brand, […]

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Merivale reveal second phase for The Newport with European restaurant Bert’s (Sydney)

January 23, 2018

Opened this past weekend, vintage-inspired European restaurant Bert’s is the latest edition to The Newport, Merivale’s sprawling Northern Beaches destination. Taking design cues from the grand hotel rooms of the 1930s, the new addition is headed by Executive Chef Jordan Toft and Head Chef Sam Kane who lead a team from a centre kitchen, flanked […]

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