Day: 1 March 2018

Interview: Electro-punks SSHH talk making new music & the lure of a live show

March 1, 2018

If you rocked up early to either (or both) Liam Gallagher or Primal Scream’s recent Australian shows, you would have bore witness to the frenetic energy that drives SSHH‘s dynamic live show. The British-Australian duo came to Australia as new faces on the scene, but with the release of the band’s new single “Rising Tide”, we […]

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The Road to SXSW 2018: Bad Pony

March 1, 2018

Sydney’s Bad Pony will soon be heading out to the States to explore Austin, Texas as part of SXSW this year – a trip that will be adding to the band’s already growing list of international accomplishments. Ahead of their trip out, we check in to see what the Bad Pony perspective of the world’s biggest […]

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Exclusive Album Premiere: Heaps Good Friends – Hug Me (2018 EP)

March 1, 2018

Adelaide trio Heaps Good Friends have continued to prove that they’re more than a flash in the pan pop export, weaving some seriously intelligent and well-crafted production in with the same playful and fun-embracing sense of songwriting that first endeared the band to listeners around the country last year. The result we’re talking about today is in […]

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Single of the Day: George FitzGerald ft. Bonobo “Outgrown” (2018)

March 1, 2018

For some smooth sounds to complement an almost-end-of-the-week vibe that is today, we present George FitzGerald‘s new one, and a collaboration with Bonobo at that. “Outgrown” is as you’d expect: it’s lush, delicate and explores FitzGerald’s already fleshed out electronic soundscape that we’ve really been enjoying over the past year. All of this is, of course, a […]

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Learning more Rebel Mindtricks from Sydney group Borneo

March 1, 2018

In sophomore EP release Rebel Mindtricks, Sydney’s proclaimed ‘Discopunk Rainbowrock’ purveyours Borneo released some of their finest and most cleverly arranged tunes yet. Remaining witty and ever tongue in cheek, the band stayed true its genre-bending roots, bringing together funk, disco, punk and pop influences in creating the five tracks the EP so proudly boasts. Ahead of […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Letters to Lions “Skeletons” (2018)

March 1, 2018

Sydney’s Letters to Lions kick off some brand new tour dates this weekend, bringing their new single “Skeletons” to venues down the east coast; a fine return from the group who spent much of 2017 ensuring their live presence was felt by industry and new fans welcomed to the fold alike. The single itself sees Letters […]

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9 Tips to make the most of SXSW 2018

March 1, 2018

Next Friday, the SXSW (South by Southwest) Film and Interactive conference and festival kicks off in Austin, Texas… then the Music Mayhem starts the following Tuesday! We’re just days away from flying to the great city ourselves for our 9th consecutive year of coverage, so we thought we’d share with your our top nine festival tips in […]

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Win a copy of of Delicious Season 2 starring Dawn French and Emilia Fox on DVD

March 1, 2018

Since our last visit to the Penrose Hotel, Gina and Sam’s business has been booming, their fragile friendship has lasted, and they are on the lookout for a new protégé in the kitchen. Unfortunately, it’s not long before the dynamics of family, love, rivalry and life start to get in the way of their tranquillity. […]

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Here are your free PlayStation Plus titles for March 2018

March 1, 2018

March is looking very good for PlayStation 4 owners with an active PlayStation Plus account.

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Film Review: Red Sparrow (USA, 2018) is a thriller that fails to find its wings

March 1, 2018

Jennifer Lawrence may look like a black swan in Red Sparrow but this bird fails to fly. Red Sparrow is a tense, spy thriller that is so dark and brutal at times that it isn’t for the faint-hearted. While the action is more slow-burning in nature compared to other espionage-type films, the scenes involving torture, […]

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Planet Earth II to tour Australia with a live symphony orchestra and Eric Bana

March 1, 2018

Sir David Attenborough’s acclaimed BBC Earth series Planet Earth II is coming to Australia with live concert performances scheduled in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney from 27 April to 4 May. Promoted as “an immersive experience for the senses” and three years in the making, Planet Earth II’s stunning visuals will be projected on a giant […]

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Transitions Film Festival Review: Big Dream (USA, 2014) is a call to arms for young women interested in STEM careers

March 1, 2018

Microsoft have asked us, “Where do you want to go today?” The answer can be found in their new slogan, “Empowering us all” and in the film, Big Dream, which they helped fund. This documentary draws together the stories of several inspiring young women who are challenging the male-dominated STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) […]

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Games Review: Atomik: RunGunJumpGun (Switch, 2018): Does what it says on the tin

March 1, 2018

Atomik: RunGunJumpGun is absolutely maddening. I’ve been trying to come up with a way to describe it for a week now and the best I’ve got is “the bastard offspring of a bullet hell shmup and Flappy Bird.” That really covers all the bases I think. You will know, based on this description, whether Atomik […]

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Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth to be decked out in Australian swag in 2019

March 1, 2018

Luxury cruise brand Cunard have announced a series of partnerships with four Australian brands, set to deck out its iconic Queen Elizabeth ship ahead of the 2019 season, where it will embark on no less than 27 itineraries from Australian waters. The move will see Queen Elizabeth’s bellboys replace their current uniforms with boots designed by […]

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Munchies team with top young chefs for pop up food parties through Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

March 1, 2018

One of the more essential events as part of this year’s forthcoming Melbourne Food and Wine Festival will be a neat nine-day collaboration between Vice food channel Munchies and some of the city’s best and most popular young chefs. Dubbed Club Munchies, the program will shape into Bourke Street’s Spleen Bar with the chefs, a […]

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Sri Lankan street food heroes Hopper Kadé open new restaurant on Crown Street (Sydney)

March 1, 2018

Graduating from popular street food stall, Sri Lankan street food purveyors Hopper Kadé have opened a permanent restaurant on Crown Street in Darlinghurst. After building a cult following thanks to their signature hopper menu, founders Ruvanie De Zoysa and Chris Goffin have worked with Head Chef Diago Fernandez to take their offering to the next […]

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Dan Murphy’s is turning a heritage house in Chippendale into an interactive pop-up (Sydney)

March 1, 2018

Dan Murphy’s are planning to take over an abandoned heritage house in Sydney this month, turning the space into what they’ve conceived as the “House of Discovery” where the drink trends of 2018 will be highlighted and celebrated for guests across two fun-filled days. The interactive pop-up will be located in Chippendale, nodding heavily to […]

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Slane Irish Whiskey is launching in Australia this month

March 1, 2018

Slane Irish Whiskey has launched in Australia ahead of St Patrick’s Day, coming all the way from the legendary Slane Castle with 300 years of family history and 147 years of whiskey-making behind it. The whiskey, which goes through three types of casks, should immediately bring Irish whiskey enthusiasts a new favourite seeing as the […]

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