Day: 13 March 2018

SXSW Interview: Olivia Noelle talks new music, a love for SZA and more

March 13, 2018

Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Olivia Noelle has been whipping up quite the amount of traction, thanks to a pop sensibility that has made her music catchy as hell, not to mention a live presence that has just continued to grow in strength and charm. We caught up with Olivia at SXSW, where she was scheduled to […]

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Highlights of SXSW’s Music Monday: Australia House, British Embassy, Choose ATL, Vevo and more!

March 13, 2018

The first ever Australia House kicked off its formal SXSW run in a big way, pulling in megastar Hugh Jackman for a discussion on the cross-section of social good and market forces. Word must have got out as well, because his 2pm discussion with Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans attracted some enormous queues, from which […]

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Festival Photos: WOMADelaide (Day One) – Botanic Park, Adelaide (09.03.18)

March 13, 2018

From the beautiful sitar sounds of Ravi Shankar’s daughter, Anoushka, to the extraordinary guitar work of Rodrigo y Gabriela, there was plenty to see on the opening night of the 2018 WOMADelaide world music festival in the Adelaide parklands. There was wonderment at the overhead trapeze act “Place des Anges” with the crowd showered with […]

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Interview: The Head and the Heart reflect on Sydney City Limits and look ahead to their first album without Josiah Johnson

March 13, 2018

The Head and the Heart‘s Jonathan Russell and Chris Zasche chat to the AU review’s Larry Heath about live on the road, touring with Grouplove, spending time in Australia and more… Performing at the first ever Sydney City Limits festival during this trip, the guys tell us how they perceived the event and how it compares […]

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Music Video of the Day: Lucy Rose “All That Fear” (2018)

March 13, 2018

After returning from a highly-successful Australian-New Zealand tour that saw three of her stops being completely sold out, Lucy Rose has once again graced our presence with her new song and video “All That Fear”, recorded during her studio sessions Something’s Changing. The video, shot entirely in black and white by her husband/tour manager William Morris […]

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Single of the Day: Belle Mare “Liars” (2018)

March 13, 2018

Fresh sounds that stretch the normalities of music are often a hard find nowadays, but for music that is easy-going and pleasing to the ear, look no further than Bell Mare. The duo, consisting of Thomas Servidone and Amelia Bushell, first began making music together after meeting in a bar in Brooklyn, and whilst started recording in a […]

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SXSW Film Review: Boots Riley holds no punches in kafkaesque comedy Sorry to Bother You (USA, 2018)

March 13, 2018

Boots Riley has over two decades of powerful, biting and important work behind him as emcee of The Coup, so Sorry for Bothering You, his directorial debut, isn’t as big of a leap as it appears to be for the artist. Well, it’s not big in the sense that smart political satire is anything new […]

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SXSW Film Day Four: The Last O.G., Boundaries, a Star Wars documentary and more!

March 13, 2018

The fourth day of SXSW Film Festival kicked off with a special screening of the new documentary The Director and The Jedi, which is being released with the Blu-Ray home release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Mark’s hesitance with the evolution of the character and poignant scenes with Carrie Fisher proved highlights of the […]

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Mark Hamill regrets bad mouthing Rian Johnson’s treatment of Luke Skywalker in The Director and The Jedi

March 13, 2018

Earlier today at SXSW, the new documentary The Director and the Jedi held its premiere, with a few very special guests in attendance. The documentary is available as part of the home release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is in stores this month. Mark’s hesitance with the evolution of the character and poignant […]

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Tech Review: Razer Wolverine Tournament Edition PC/Xbox One Controller: Pushing your buttons

March 13, 2018

When I was a kid, third party controllers were to be scoffed at. There was always one janky unofficial controller in the set that no-one wanted to use on Multiplayer Night. Times have changed though and the third-party peripheral market has never been quite this robust. Razer’s latest tilt at a high quality controller  is […]

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SXSW Interview: Camila Mendes and Brett Dier talk The New Romantic, sex and sugar babies

March 13, 2018

Earlier this week, I sat down with rising young stars Camila Mendes (Riverdale) and Brett Dier (Jane The Virgin), to talk about their roles in the brilliant new film The New Romantic, which premiered at SXSW in Austin, Texas. The indie film is Camila’s first feature film role and looks at the realities of dating […]

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SXSW Interview: Jermaine Fowler & Armie Hammer talk Boot Riley’s debut feature Sorry To Bother You

March 13, 2018

We caught up with Jermaine Fowler and Armie Hammer at SXSW to talk about their new film Sorry To Bother You. Watch the full interview below, where we learn more about the characters, and the political messages found in the film, which is the directorial debut of musician Boots Riley (The Coup, Street Sweeper Social […]

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Interview: Michael Mohammed Ahmad on his new novel The Lebs and the inspiration behind it

March 13, 2018

The Lebs is the confronting and compelling new novel from award-winning novelist, editor, and community arts worker Michael Mohammed Ahmad. Following the release of the novel last week we caught up with Michael to discover more about the novel, the inspirations behind it, and his take on the state of diversity in Australian literature. Mohammed’s essays […]

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