Day: 24 January 2018

Single of the Day: Thando ft. REMI “Numb” (2018)

January 24, 2018

If you’re in touch with Melbourne’s R&B/soul scene, Thando is not going to be a new name to your radar. Commanding crowds with a voice that has a remarkable charm and rich quality to it, the singer has been doing her thing on the local scene for years now, cultivating a great following along the way. […]

Read More

Alex Lahey wins $25k Levi’s Music Prize off the back of BIGSOUND

January 24, 2018

Alex Lahey has locked down $25,000 today, making Wednesday’s hump day vibes much, much easier to swallow. Winning the annual Levi’s Music Prize, as deliberated by a panel of international judges, the Melbourne songwriter took out this year’s second round of the competition via her connection with BIGSOUND. The competition, established by the music conference and […]

Read More

The 13th AMP moves to Melbourne again in 2018; Sampa the Great, Jen Cloher & more up for top prize

January 24, 2018

The Australian Music Prize has revealed its anticipated shortlist for 2018, following a run of meetings in Sydney earlier this month by the prize’s judging panel, helmed by AMP Chairperson and Hoodoo Gurus frontman, Dave Faulkner. The panel this year welcomed producer Charles Fisher, musician Melinda Schneider and CMC’s Group Program Manager Tim Daley to the fold, as the panel deliberated […]

Read More

The National bolster Australian tour dates with addition of Little May to east coast shows

January 24, 2018

Returning next month for the first time since 2014, The National will be playing shows in Sydney at The Sydney Opera House, Brisbane at Riverstage, and Melbourne at Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Excitingly, this week we learned that special guests Little May as support act for all Australian shows! The connection between the two extends to the […]

Read More

Interview: Director Craig Gillespie on taking no prisoners when filming I, Tonya

January 24, 2018

Director Craig Gillespie wasn’t particularly interested in making a biopic about disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding when he was offered the script.  But the simple uttering of the name “Margot Robbie” was enough to change his mind, and the rest, as they say, is history. As both the film and Robbie’s performance dominate the current […]

Read More

Games Review: Dragon Ball FighterZ (PS4, 2018): Style, simplicity and super powers

January 24, 2018

The Dragon Ball series has always been a no-brainer as far as content for fighting games goes. Nevertheless, Dragon Ball games have tended to fall short of what most players assumed should be a slam dunk — they were wonky fighters, focused more on channelling the look and feel of the legendary anime than they were on […]

Read More

Overwatch‘s Blizzard World update has finally arrived

January 24, 2018

Trying to explain Overwatch‘s newest map, Blizzard World, is really weird. There is so much going on here, and so many logical and logistical cul-de-sacs to navigate, its easy to get lost in it. Let me try to explain.

Read More

Six things fans can expect from the second season of One Day at a Time

January 24, 2018

The Alvarez Family’s return on January 26th is an understated mark of success for One Day at a Time. Centring on the lives of a Cuban-American family surviving under the Trump administration, the Netflix sitcom is a cultural manifesto, exploring Latin American family tropes through a period of uncertainty and division in the US. With the […]

Read More

Win a double pass to see Good Morning Vietnam as In The House returns to Sydney

January 24, 2018

Time to rock it from the Delta to the DMZ! In 1965, D.J. Adrian Cronauer was sent to Vietnam to build morale. His strategy: keep ’em laughing. His problem: staying out of trouble. Robin Williams is the wrong man. In the wrong place. At the right time. And you can see it all in the […]

Read More

Review: AMOY Hotel by Far East Hospitality feels like home within a piece of Singapore’s history

January 24, 2018

Singapore is well known for its painstaking efforts to conserve its history alongside its development. Its location within Singapore’s CBD and Far East Square – a collection of conserved shophouses that are over 170 years old  – the AMOY Hotel is no different. A boutique hotel hidden within Fuk Tak Chi Museum, the oldest Chinese […]

Read More

Interview: Jessie Burton on bringing her beloved novel to the small screen in The Miniaturist

January 24, 2018

The Miniaturist became a worldwide bestseller upon its release in 2014. It tells the story of 18 year old Nella Oortman, who comes to Amsterdam as the wife of Johannes Brandt, a wealthy merchant in the employ of the Dutch East India Company. But as Johannes seems increasingly disinterested in being a husband, and his […]

Read More

Book Review: Warren Mundine’s In Black + White is a searing look at Australian history & politics

January 24, 2018

If anyone knows the definition of the word “tough” then it’s Warren Mundine. This businessman and advisor to five Australian Prime Minsters grew up in poverty in Grafton. He faced racism and discrimination but he was also buoyed by the success of boxer, Lionel Rose. Mundine managed to rise above all of this and become […]

Read More

Sydney Fish Market announce very first late-night event for Chinese New Year

January 24, 2018

The iconic Sydney Fish Market will be hosting their very first Chinese New Year Night Market to welcome the Year of the Dog in February. Set for one night only, on Sunday 16th February, the entire site will be transformed into a bright, multi-coloured Night Market with red hanging lanterns illuminating the boardwalk and Chinese […]

Read More

Bulla release Cadbury Creme Egg ice cream tubs in the lead up to Easter

January 24, 2018

In what seems to be a never-ending race to take beloved Australian chocolates and turn them into buckets of ice cream, Bulla have announced that their latest flavour collaboration is with none other than the thick gooey goodness of a Cadbury Crème Egg. That’s right, the incredibly indulgent chocolate egg filled with rich caramel has […]

Read More

Paul George reveals Sony PlayStation-themed Nike PG-2 sneakers

January 24, 2018

Paul George of Oklahoma City Thunder has found himself in the middle of a pretty unexpected fashion collabo, linking Nike Basketball and Sony PlayStation with the new all-new PG-2 “PlayStation” colourway. Designed after the gaming console’s DualShock 4 controller and signature PlayStation symbols, the shoe sports a futuristic look and has been heavily detailed by […]

Read More