Day: 26 February 2018

The Road to SXSW: Thandi Phoenix

February 26, 2018

She’s one of Australian indie pop’s shining lights at the moment and with praise levelled her way by American counterparts in Tinashe and Jhene Aiko (for example), there’s no surprise that Thandi Phoenix would be answering the international call sooner rather than later. The Sydney songwriter and performer is bound for Austin, Texas this month, […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: The Dunes “(Just Because You’re Not Being Followed Doesn’t Mean You’re Not) Paranoid” (2018)

February 26, 2018

Primed and ready for this year’s PsychFest, Adelaide six-piece The Dunes have shared with us their new single, “(Just Because You’re Not Being Followed Doesn’t Mean You’re Not) Paranoid”! Set for release this Wednesday, the song is a stark look at the effects of being brainwashed – timely for today, where we’re seeing the effects of mainstream […]

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Single of the Day: Nice Biscuit “Captain” (2018)

February 26, 2018

Brissy artists generally have a penchant for releasing music that just makes ya feel good. Even when it comes to the hardcore/punk rock scene, there’s a certain emotional punch that comes with the music that has had me leaving many a show feeling exhausted, but emotionally satisfied. Which is why I’m here to introduce you […]

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Festival Review: Sydney City Limits debuts with a bang at Centennial Park

February 26, 2018

It’s always going to be tough for a new festival to break into a seemingly saturated market and also have a line up that would rival just about any other festival across the world. Thankfully, the team behind Sydney City Limits know a thing or two about booking, curating and planning a successful festival in […]

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Interview: Josh Setterfield swaps pop-punk for country, dishes on third EP Til Dawn

February 26, 2018

Josh Setterfield started his career in Brisbane-based pop-punk band, Call The Shots. When the group disbanded, he decided to go solo and embrace the new-sound of current country music. With his second country EP, From Dusk and its singles ‘Feelin’ Love’ and ‘Hometown’, and currently working on his third Til Dawn, the buzz around his […]

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Canon Announce 3 New Cameras and a Seriously Nifty Flash

February 26, 2018

After all the talk of Canon’s innovation (or lack thereof) over the past year, this afternoon they’re bringing us news of four new pieces of tech – two of which have me convinced they’ve been working hard to stay on top of the game. With one new mirrorless body, the EOS M50; two new entry-level […]

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HBO are building a two acre version of Sweetwater for Westworld fans at SXSW

February 26, 2018

As far as immersive experiences at SXSW go, it’s going to be hard to top what HBO have planned. To celebrate the forthcoming second season premiere of their critically acclaimed series Westworld (Sunday 22nd April in the U.S, which would be Monday 23rd April in Australia) the network have went and built the entire town […]

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Tech Review: Sony LF-S50G Google Assistant Built-in Wireless Speaker: It’s a kind of magic

February 26, 2018

With voice assistant speakers now creating a stir in the market with Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Home Pod and more, it was only a matter of time before the Google Assistant wave arrived. Arrive it has, and Sony is leading the charge with their LF-S50G Wireless Speaker.

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Take your first look at the Lost in Space reboot as Netflix confirms release date

February 26, 2018

Netflix has given us our first look at the rebooted intergalactic adventure series Lost in Space. Exclusive to the streaming platform, Netflix’s take on Lost in Space proves to be modern reimagining of the 1960’s classic science fiction series, as the Robinson family is selected among others for a new life on a distant planet. However, […]

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Our First Steps Into A World of Guns With Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet (PS4, 2018)

February 26, 2018

“Anyone who loves guns can’t be all that bad,” one NPC proclaimed to me in the opening hour of my journey into Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet. The comment understandably took me by surprise, as going into the game, I had very little idea of what to expect. As it turns out, what I should […]

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Games Review: Wulverblade (Switch, 2018): Angry Scots take over the arcade

February 26, 2018

Those who grew up in the 80’s and early 90’s will remember the heady days of the video game arcade. Magical places full of light and noise and games you couldn’t play anywhere else. Going to the movies meant visiting the arcade next door, and I would beeline for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cabinet. Streets […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Ferrari – Unlimited Kilometres at the Kentish Wine Shed

February 26, 2018

Jane Ferrari (normally known as just “Ferrari”) spent 30 years in the Australian wine industry, brand building and promoting wine both locally and abroad. Her show Unlimited Kilometres is a tribute to the people and places she’s met and been to along the way. Opening night at the Kentish Wine Shed was filled to the […]

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Theatre Review: Esther Hannaford Shines in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Performances until June 24th)

February 26, 2018

When news first broke of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical making its way to Australia, the buzz was high. But who would play the coveted role of Carole King? In what has to be one of the best casting triumphs in Australian musical theatre history, Esther Hannaford was the prized winner. It’s safe to say […]

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SKYY Vodka are fitting engagement rings to their cans to celebrate same sex marriage

February 26, 2018

Just about every step forward in society is accompanied by about a few hundred brands trying to show that they are down with the current topics of discussion. Most of the time it’s cringeworthy and ends up on certain yellow-journalism blogs as advertorial, or even TV spots starring any one of the however many Kardashians […]

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Interview: Glenfiddich Malt Master Brian Kinsman and the story behind a new $4000 whisky

February 26, 2018

Glenfiddich’s Malt Master Brian Kinsman has selected, overseen and nurtured the latest expression releases as part of the extremely rare and sought after Glenfiddich Rare Collection Programme. The Glenfiddich 1977 Rare Collection Cask No. 15176, priced at around AUD $4,352 and released exclusively to travel retailer Heinemann Duty Free (in Sydney and Kuala Lumpur airports) […]

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Dr. Martens to open their first ever Australian retail store in Sydney

February 26, 2018

Veteran fashion brand Dr. Martens has always had a strong presence in Australia, but did you know they’ve never actually had a dedicated retail store? That’s all about to change come the turn of the month as the iconic brand long built on the ideals of individuality and self-expression will launch its very first Australian […]

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The Fuscaldo family have opened a new Italian restaurant and cafe near Hyde Park (Sydney)

February 26, 2018

Sydney’s ever-changing William Street has copped a new neighbourhood Italian café and restaurant with Vizio Caffé e Cucina, opening up on the Hyde Park end of the long strip with designs on serving up hearty international breakfasts, leisurely lunches and authentic Italian dinners. The venue is owned by the Fuscaldo family, who have a long […]

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