Day: 8 February 2018

Live Review: Anderson .Paak celebrates birthday early with The Free Nationals and a sold out Melbourne crowd

February 8, 2018

Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals would have been one of the only drawcards of this year’s Laneway Festival for me, with Malibu easily coming in as one of my favourite records of 2016. Thankfully, I was one of the few (well, one of almost 2000) who managed to secure a spot inside Melbourne’s 170 Russell […]

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Clint Wilson delivers five Aussie artists who’ve influenced his own musical songbook

February 8, 2018

For folk artist Clint Wilson, “Nothin’ To Lose” is more than just a new single ready to promote. It’s a statement of the songwriter he’s been developing into over the last few years and a piece of music that is the culmination of reflection, reinvigoration and an approach to Americana that has been highlighting the talent […]

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Exclusive Album Premiere: Feelds – Hunch (2018 EP)

February 8, 2018

Ahead of its official release tomorrow, Melbourne musician Feelds has given us an exclusive insight into the making of his new EP, Hunch. Though it is a debut offering from Feelds (aka James Seymour), the musician has spent a solid amount of time building up to this point and introducing his sound to crowds in Australia and abroad. […]

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Single of the Day: Fight the Sun “Animals” (2018)

February 8, 2018

Melbourne rock trio Fight the Sun are soon to be on the road with their debut EP, bringing together a love of furious riffs and deftly executed rock distortion – clearly evidenced on their hectic single, “Animals”. It’s a bit Foo Fighters, a bit Biffy Clyro – the type of rock music that is synonymous with […]

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Interview: Murph tells all about The Wombats’ upcoming Australian return & bringing an actual lemon to a knife fight

February 8, 2018

It’s been a wild ride for UK indie-rock band The Wombats, appearing over all parts of the globe and our very own airwaves for quite some time now – about 15 years, to be precise. Luckily enough, the AU review was here to hear all about the band’s plans for the future, a 2018 Australian […]

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Win yourself a pass to this year’s Mountain Sounds Festival!

February 8, 2018

Come February 16th & 17th, the Mountain Sounds Festival is bringing the likes of Peking Duk, Gang of Youths, Amy Shark, The Creases and Hot Dub Time Machine out to the Mount Penang Parklands for a fifth instalment, not to be missed. We want you to be down there amongst the goodness this year, so we’re giving away a double pass […]

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Film Review: Insidious bows out of the modern supernatural horror genre with The Last Key (USA, 2018)

February 8, 2018

As inconsistent and creaky as the old floorboards of this film’s generic haunted house, Insidious: The Last Key is a tired though mildly inspired jolt to a franchise that could never quite match the far superior universe of The Conjuring. The fourth entry, and supposed swan song, for the Insidious series hinges itself firmly on […]

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Total War: Arena open beta kicks off Feb 22

February 8, 2018

Total War: Arena is opening its doors to everyone on February 22 as its next open beta kicks off with a slew of brand new content.

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Win a double pass to see Raising Arizona on the big screen at Sydney’s In The House

February 8, 2018

Their lawless years are behind them. Their child-rearing years lay ahead… Nicholas Cage and Holly Hunter leave us in stitches in the classic Raising Arizona, the next installment of In The House on Feb 16th at 7pm at Event Cinemas George St in Sydney. Tickets are only $15 (or $12 if you’re a Cinebuzz member) and […]

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Win a swoonworthy valentines day Blu-ray DVD collection thanks to Universal Sony

February 8, 2018

Do you prefer red roses or black crosses? Chocolate kisses or ice-cream pints? Would you rather spend the night with hopeless romantic Bridget Jones or seductive housewife Mrs Robinson? This Valentine’s Day, whether you are celebrating being in love or quite the opposite, Universal Sony selection of classic Valentine’s Day or anti-Valentine’s Day films will […]

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Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs announced as SXSW closing feature as full program revealed

February 8, 2018

As we approach the 2018 addition SXSW Film Festival over in Austin, Texas the full program for the festivals’ 25th anniversary is still taking shape. We already gave you a nice look at some of the highlights of the program in its initial stages, but that list may need a big update sometime soon because […]

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Film Review: Michael Haneke punishes the self-indulgent in Happy End (France/Germany, 2017)

February 8, 2018

Fans of Michael Haneke and, in particular, his earlier works should take a swift and immediate liking to Happy End and stick with the patient-testing film throughout. It’s a cynical, pointed and rather sharp jab at the hypocrisy, selfishness and tragedy of droll middle-class life; well-made, beautifully acted and painstakingly (sometimes painfully) complex, although the […]

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The Road to Thor: A Beginner’s Guide to New Zealand Director Taika Waititi

February 8, 2018

Under Taika Waititi’s imaginative direction and influence, Thor: Ragnarok single-handedly innovated Marvel’s Thor franchise forever. Waititi’s refreshing exploration with the established Thor-lore while expanding Thor: Ragnarok’s artistic palette by mixing New Zealand humour, unique scene-stealing characters and eye-catching visuals earned him acclaim from critics and fans alike. Before going behind the camera for Marvel, however, […]

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Film Review: Gurrumul (Australia, 2018) is a striking portrait of an enigmatic and impressive Australian musical talent

February 8, 2018

With Gurrumul, director Paul Damien Williams has created a striking and emotive portrait of one of Australia’s greatest musical talents – Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. But more than that, Gurrumul also affords us all a glimpse into the cultural life and traditions of the Yolngu people in North Eastern Arnhem Land, in what are some of […]

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Strangers in Between is yet another triumph for Tommy Murphy (Performances until February 11)

February 8, 2018

In what is another standout dramatic piece of writing from playwright Tommy Murphy, Strangers in Between is a heartwarming tale of friendship and self-discovery. As part of this year’s Midsumma Festival theatregoers were treated to an extraordinary piece of work led by three of Australia’s greatest male actors; Simon Burke, Guy Simon and Wil King. Directed by Daniel Lammin, is […]

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Win a double pass to Treasures of a Nation – Chinese New Year Concert at the Sydney Opera House

February 8, 2018

The prestigious China National Opera and Dance Drama Theatre make their Australian return with Treasures of a Nation visiting Auckland, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Melbourne from Tuesday 27 February to Wednesday 7 March to celebrate the Chinese New Year 2018. Treasures of a Nation merges traditional Chinese music with contemporary classical tunes, taking audiences on […]

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5 last minute gift ideas for Valentine’s Day 2018

February 8, 2018

Going the classic route for Valentine’s Day doesn’t just mean a nice dinner out anymore. You’re going to have to get that special someone (assuming that’s how you’re spending the day) a gift for tradition’s sake, and you’re going to be flooded with ideas left, right and centre in the lead-up to one of the […]

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14 of the country’s top chefs are putting on an exclusive dinner in memory of Jeremy Strode

February 8, 2018

Some of Australia’s top chefs are joining together for an epic fundraising dinner in memory of the late Jeremy Strode, the talented and widely loved chef who is best known for his work at The Fish Shop and Bistrode CBD. As a testament to his influence on this country’s hospitality industry, the dinner will feature […]

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