Day: 21 February 2018

Exclusive Album Premiere: Augie March – Bootikins (2018 LP)

February 21, 2018

Augie March are approaching the long awaited release of their sixth studio record, in Bootikins. A beautiful album of music once more spearheaded by Glenn Richards‘  recognisable songwriting style and romantic flair, Bootikins heralds Augie March’s return to form. It’s made us realise how long it’s actually been since we’ve heard from the group and […]

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Music Video of the Day: Jordan Rakei “Eye To Eye” (2018)

February 21, 2018

We love Jordan Rakei. His latest album Wallflower remains one of our favourites of last year; brooding, enticing and boasting some of his best-produced songs yet. Album opener “Eye to Eye” is one of the strongest on the record and unsurprisingly, has become a strong favourite at live shows of Rakei’s also. To continue to […]

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Last Dinosaurs make their return with the catchy “Dominos” effect

February 21, 2018

It’s always good to see a band like Last Dinosaurs return with vigour. Having spent some time out of the spotlight and discovering a new direction to take their music in, the Caskey brothers present a new song in “Dominos” – a tune rooted in a period of emotional upheaval and difficulty. “I was reflecting […]

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The National Community Program for this year’s Groovin the Moo tour is here!

February 21, 2018

Groovin the Moo is of course, set to bring some Aussie favourites and must see international guests out to a regional town near you this April and May, but that’s not all the festival is putting up during the course of the tour. As with each year, the GTM team have made dedicated efforts to […]

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Interview: Machine Age on finding his sound on new single “Fighting”

February 21, 2018

The first time I saw Machine Age, a.k.a. Adrian Mauro, was in 2015 when he supported Youth Group. Mauro was alone on stage, creating loops and sounds with his guitar and a bevy samplers and synths, including a memorable cover of “Pony” by Ginuwine, a memory that makes him laugh. “I used to throw it […]

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Not to be outdone by Nintendo, Sonic the Hedgehog is getting his own movie too

February 21, 2018

Earlier this month we saw the rather surprising news that Nintendo was finally allowing their mascot Mario to make the trip back to the big screen for the first time since the disastrous 1992 Super Mario Bros. film. Not to be outdone, Sega have reminded everyone that their own 16-bit-era mascot Sonic the Hedgehog is […]

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Gfinity’s Australia Elite Series to pit Sydney against vastly superior Melbourne once again

February 21, 2018

Gfinity Esports Australia have announced the first two clubs to join their Gfinity Elite Series Australia City league. The newly minted Sydney Chiefs and Melbourne Avant will move the long-running argument over which of Australia’s two largest cities reigns supreme into the esports arena. It’s Melbourne though. Everything’s better here. Obviously.

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PAX Australia confirms October 2018 show dates

February 21, 2018

PAX Australia is returning to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in 2018. The show’s organisers have confirmed October show dates for this year’s event via the official PAX Aus Facebook and Twitter.

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New Onrush is all about crashes, sick flips and rocket bikes

February 21, 2018

Onrush is looking like one of the year’s most entertaining arcade racers. The new trailer spots everything you could possibly want in a destruction derby style racer — crashes, explosions, crazy stunts and people on rocket powered motorbikes.

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Interview: Dichen Lachman talks Altered Carbon, its badass women, deep themes and diversity onscreen

February 21, 2018

Netflix has been leading the charge with many new tv series and films rolling off its production line and onto its streaming service for audiences. One of its most ambitious and expensive efforts Altered Carbon has been receiving rave reviews since its release on 2nd February. The series, an adaptation of the Phillip K. Morgan […]

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Film Review: Game Night (USA, 2018) is an unruly bout of fun

February 21, 2018

Whether it’s an old-fashioned detective story (Murder on the Orient Express), a children’s adventure (Young Sherlock Holmes), a romantic farce (Blind Detective) or a flat-out comedy (Clue), the murder mystery is the type of genre staple that can result in lots of fun, particularly if it involves audience participation. If 2018’s latest comedy Game Night can […]

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Tech Review: Asus Zenbook Flip 14 UX461: Pretty on the inside

February 21, 2018

“In search of incredible,” reads Asus’ current company tagline. Incredible isn’t really the word one reaches for when pulling the Asus Zenbook Flip 14 from its box — its the same brushed metal shell Asus have come to favour among the laptops that make up their professional kit. Where the Flip 14 really excels is […]

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Three shows not to miss at Sydney Opera House’s UnWrapped series

February 21, 2018

The Sydney Opera House have released details on the much anticipated UnWrapped series, a biannual season featuring acclaimed work by new and established artists. Unwrapped will take place in May and August each year, and be the centre stage for the Opera House’s new Artist & Sector Development initiative that aims to support emerging and […]

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Theatre Review: Single Asian Female is a celebration of all of us (Sydney’s Belvoir Theatre to 25 March)

February 21, 2018

The Chinese restaurant is a bastion of our urban culture. Birthdays in the suburbs spent with red lanterns, lazy susans and honey chicken dot our collective memory. While contemporary Australia’s lust for foodie culture and an ever refining palette may have moved away from the Red/Golden Phoenix/Centuries in the 00s, they still form culinary centres […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: The Talents of Darkness – Tandanya Arts Cafe

February 21, 2018

The Talents of Darkness is billed as an “unforgettable experience of the unusual” and it lives up to that name. Hosted by drag queen Bebe Tricx, the show is a collection of short acts from five diverse performers. Bebe Tricx begins by inviting an audience member on stage to break a light globe and then […]

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Five shows not to miss at the Adelaide Fringe Festival

February 21, 2018

This year’s Adelaide Fringe festival is in full swing, and we’ve scooped together the five shows and events not to miss! Comedy: Wil Anderson – Wilegal  He had sell out shows in 2017 across the world, and this year, Wil Anderson, the host of ABC Tv’s Gruen, returns to entertain audiences with his stand up […]

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Three Blue Ducks to open their first Queensland restaurant at the new W Brisbane

February 21, 2018

Not only is Brisbane getting an epic Australian return for the W Hotel brand with W Brisbane, but it has been confirmed that one of the property’s on-site restaurants will be none other than a Queensland iteration of Sydney-originated favourite Three Blue Ducks. The hugely anticipated April debut of the 312-room modern hotel will open […]

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Glenfiddich release ultra rare 1977 Rare Collection Cask for lovers of high-end whisky

February 21, 2018

Exclusively stocked at Heinemann Duty Free stores in Kuala Lumpur and Sydney Airports is an ultra rare single cask whisky by industry icons Glenfiddich. Found on the shelves across both stores thanks to a recent partnership, Glenfiddich 1977 Rare Collection Cask No. 15176 has been presented to whisky enthusiasts as a single cask, aged for […]

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Sunaana Festival set to rock Portland, Maine with a weekend of craft beer, food and music

February 21, 2018

Heating up for its second year in Portland, Maine will be Sunaana (an inuit word meaning “what is it”), a winter beer and music festival taking place across the enormous 30-acre Thompson’s Point and representing a surprising connection between the New England city and the Nordic country of Iceland. It was such a roaring success […]

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