Day: 27 February 2018

Win a double pass to the Sydney screening of Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

February 27, 2018

Directed by Sophie Fiennes, Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami is an intimate portrait of one of the world’s most captivating and intriguing performers. As Australian fans are currently witnessing on her tour around the country, Jones’ shows have never been short of vibrant, striking and memorable. Bloodlight and Bami delves in deeper in presenting an understanding of […]

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The Road to SXSW 2018: The Teskey Brothers

February 27, 2018

For Liam Gough, heading to SXSW isn’t exactly foreign territory but this year, he (and The Teskey Brothers) will be performing at the music festival for the first time. As part of our pre-event series, we checked in with Liam to see how the trip and the band’s ensuing American tour was sitting with the […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Blush Response “Still Life” (2018)

February 27, 2018

If you’ve been following Adelaide’s Blush Response over the last year and a bit in particular, chances are you’ve had the same question we’ve had: where’s the album?? Thankfully, the wait is ~somewhat~ over. The band’s long awaited debut effort, Hearts Grow Dull, is due out this April and from it, we’re stoked to hear […]

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Single of the Day: Sevdaliza “Human Nature” (2018)

February 27, 2018

If you managed to catch Sevdaliza at Sugar Mountain or at any of her shows on the Aussie east coast back in January, you’ll recall the hypnotic nature of her music and performance style. The Iranian-Dutch artist has continued to push through in bringing her captivating style to music fans with the release of a […]

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Ed Sheeran fans can go nuts with exclusive merch on offer at Australian Divide pop-up stores

February 27, 2018

Ed Sheeran has already done well in racking up awards, industry and chart acclaim for his now multi-platinum selling record ÷ (Divide), so it makes sense that he’d be thinking of more ways to connect with fans, bring the album to more people and of course, drum up some more hype around his already well sold Aussie […]

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Stella Donnelly levels up; signs international deal with Secretly Canadian

February 27, 2018

Before she heads over to the US for SXSW, Stella Donnelly has made some more waves at home, announcing her lock down of a lucrative international record deal with US indie group Secretly Canadian. Having impressed at BIGSOUND last year Donnelly now joins a roster that includes Alex Cameron, Jens Lekman, Yoko Ono and Whitney. […]

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Interview: Grouplove talk Album #4 and returning ‘home’ to Australia

February 27, 2018

While in Australia recently for a run of festival and headline shows, we checked in with longtime friends of the AU, Grouplove. Sitting with Christian Zucconi and Andrew Wessen in Sydney, the lads open up about how their trip back Down Under had treated the group. Coming off the back of their biggest US headline […]

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Interview: Tara Favell talks Tamworth, McFly and her new EP, Wild Heart

February 27, 2018

Tara Favell released new EP Wild Heart in January, following the success of her last record and feature single “Heart-Break”, which garnered over 15,000 views online and received airplay across country radio. Originally from Canberra, the country music singer songwriter performs every week around the Sydney NSW region Tara now lives.

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SXSW 2018: SXSW Gaming to feature PUBG, Lord British and more esports

February 27, 2018

SXSW Gaming is a relative newcomer to the sprawling media show-and-tell that is the annual South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. A work in progress, the SXSW Gaming is out to prove in 2018 that it can compete with other gaming trade shows, starting with its lastest tournament and panel lineup update.

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Games Review: The Station (Xbox One, 2018): ET Gone Home

February 27, 2018

It only took me a little over two hours to knock The Station over but I’m stilling idly thinking about it whenever I’ve nothing else to occupy my brain. For a game this short, there’s a surprising amount to unpack once the credits have rolled. It’s not perfect — the edges are rough like shark’s […]

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Australian films set to make an impact at SXSW Film Festival 2018

February 27, 2018

In just over a week, (9th – 17th March) the annual South by Southwest Conference and Festival (SXSW) will be turning Austin into an incubator of creativity across film, music, technology, gaming and various other industries. It’s consistently one of the biggest – if not the biggest – showcase events in the world, and for […]

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Alliance Française French Film Festival Review: Rock’n Roll (France, 2017) is an uneven mockumentary dripping in silliness & excess

February 27, 2018

Rock’ n Roll is a film that doesn’t take itself too seriously. The same can also be said about the film’s star, writer and director, Guillaume Canet. The result is an uneven French comedy and a satire that examines the worst of Hollywood and show business ego, and while it deserves points for originality, the […]

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Film Review: Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool (UK, 2017) is an under-realised story about two unlikely lovers

February 27, 2018

They say that film stars don’t die in Liverpool but this bio-pic of the same name just might. Okay, that’s a bit harsh but the fact is the story is quite a basic one that could have been realised in a much better way. While the performances are top-notch you can’t help but feel like […]

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Distant Sky, the new Nick Cave concert film, will hit Australian cinema screens in April

February 27, 2018

Directed by award winning filmmaker David Barnard, and filmed in Copenhagen, the new concert film about Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Distant Sky, is set to hit 500 screens around the world – including here in Australia – on 12th April. The concert was filmed as part of the band’s 2017 world tour, at Copenhagen’s Royal Arena […]

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Alliance Française French Film Festival Review: Rodin (France, 2017) is a dull & inert bio-pic

February 27, 2018

Auguste Rodin was a renowned French sculptor who produced works like “The Thinker” and “The Kiss”. Some people even declare this artist a genius. But the same cannot be said about his eponymous bio-pic. This French film manages to make this famous man’s life seem so hollow and pedestrian that there is more life emanating […]

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Review: Hand To God is the most hilarious show you’ll see this year (Performances until March 18th)

February 27, 2018

Hand To God has become one of Broadway’s classic comedies with two Tony Awards under its belt. Now Australian audiences have the opportunity to broaden their theatrical minds with a play that has no boundaries. I don’t think you’ll fully understand what the show is about until you immerse yourself into the crass and messed up […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: jden redden truly is The Expert at the Card Table

February 27, 2018

Usually a magician likes to keep his tricks a secret for obvious reasons. But jden redden is no ordinary magician. Part of the Adelaide Fringe, over the course of an hour, jden performs card tricks and then explains how they are performed. The audience is led upstairs at La Boheme Theatre and sits around a […]

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World’s top chefs give their best recommendations in the third edition of ‘Where Chefs Eat’

February 27, 2018

More than 30 Australian chefs will be included in the latest edition of Where Chefs Eat, a unique guide that features a whopping 7,043 recommendations on where to eat around the world, with those recommendations all coming from some of the world’s most respected chefs. Now in its third edition, the guide seeks to include […]

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Sean Wotherspoon’s corduroy-inspired Nike Air Max hybrid will launch in Australia this March

February 27, 2018

Arriving on Air Max Day, March 26th, will be Sean Wotherspoon’s hugely playful Nike Air Max hybrid. With the show finally getting a wide release, select Australian retailers will be stocking this colourful sneaker which is the result of the recent Vote Forward content held by Nike in 2017. As you can guess, Wotherspoon remained […]

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Sofitel Sydney Wentworth and Weiss team up to indulge chocolate lovers through Autumn

February 27, 2018

Historic chocolatiers Weiss Chocolate are partnering up with Sofitel Sydney Wentworth over the next few months to fill the property with various chocolate inspired experiences including a chocolate high tea and bespoke dessert cocktail menu. Anyone heading along to the high-end hotel for the extra layers of indulgence from now through to the end of […]

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