Day: 3 April 2018

Album Review: City Calm Down – Echoes In Blue (2018 LP)

April 3, 2018

When sitting down to listen to new music, I’ve recently taken to making the first listen of an album a passive experience. In a time poor society, using the album as the soundtrack to your daily tasks, whether they’re mundane work tasks or other articles you’re reading and creating, having those new sounds play in […]

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Tour Diary: Hitting SXSW with Campbell Burns and Newcastle’s Vacations

April 3, 2018

Hi, hello. My name is Campbell Burns and I’m based in Newcastle, NSW. I lead Vacations, a music project I started about two years ago. I sent out an application to perform at SXSW towards the end of 2017, about two weeks before the closing date, completely on a whim. About a week later I […]

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Interview: Tinashe on new album Joyride and not letting herself get boxed in

April 3, 2018

Fans, critics, and commentators the world over have constantly filled articles and comment sections with confused question marks bemoaning Tinashe’s lack of stadium-sized success (her 2014 debut album Aquarius is so underrated it’s ridiculous). That’s not to say she hasn’t met with success though; with an enormous social media following and plenty of critical acclaim […]

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Music Video of the Day: Dianas’ “Leave Love” (2018)

April 3, 2018

Charmingly quirky and retro, Melbourne trio Dianas have come back with a new music video Leave Love, following the release of their latest EP last year in December. The video, directed by Tom Mannion and Dianas’ member Caity Moloney, was a painstakingly meticulous process, yet the effort paid off. The end result is a perfectly imperfect balance […]

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Introducing UK duo BONES: The next big thing

April 3, 2018

While in Austin, Texas for SXSW, we sat down with UK duo BONES at Australia House. In their chat with Larry, Rosie and Carmen talk us through their latest single, “Limbs” and more as we get to know more about this buzz act who are based in LA, but hail from London. And we reckon they might just […]

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Here are your free Xbox Games with Gold titles for April

April 3, 2018

Another month, another collection of free games for Xbox Live subscribers. This month’s offerings, from puzzlers to survival horror, are once again doing their best to offer a little something for everyone. Hit the jump for the list.

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Multiple outlets confirm an active shooting at YouTube HQ

April 3, 2018

Multiple news outlets are reporting that YouTube’s San Bruno, California headquarters is currently under lockdown with local police indicating an shooter is active within the building.

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Alex Gibney’s latest documentary to headline the 4th Annual Irish Film Festival

April 3, 2018

The Irish Film Festival has announced its program for 2018 for both Sydney and Melbourne, including a new documentary by US Oscar winning filmmaker Alex Gibney headlining the program. The 2018 festival will also mark the 20th anniversary of the Peace Process in Northern Ireland, as the Irish Film Festival pays respects with four new films examining the […]

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The new thriller from the producers of Stranger Things reveals its first official trailer

April 3, 2018

The upcoming thriller The Darkest Minds has revealed its first official trailer packed with tense action, as a group of teens develop mysterious new abilities, and are declared a threat by the government as a result. The film comes to us from the producers of Stranger Things and Arrival, and stars Amandla Stenberg from The Hunger […]

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ACMI and Film Victoria announce the return of Series Mania Melbourne

April 3, 2018

After last year’s inaugural Series Mania Melbourne turned out to be a huge success, the world-renowned TV festival will make its return to ACMI this year from 19- 22 July, 2018. The festival will give both fans and members of the local TV industry a look into global trends within drama, comedy and web series […]

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Review: Armageddon Expo hits Wellington, New Zealand with Jeremy Renner, Matt Ryan and more

April 3, 2018

Across the ditch our New Zealand brethren have just had their first major pop culture convention for the year. Armageddon Expo has been held in Auckland since 1995 and in Wellington since 2001. Over the Easter weekend just passed, fans of film, television, comics, and gaming descended on Westpac Stadium to rub shoulders with celebrity […]

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Games Review: The C64 Mini: Memory bank

April 3, 2018

I used to wonder what would happen to the video game systems of my youth. Whether they would be left to rot once they were no longer being produced and their hardware stopped working. The C64 Mini is the latest in a run of miniaturised retro video game hardware that answers that question and, like […]

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Games Review: A Way Out (PS4, 2018): Greatness through simplicity

April 3, 2018

“Fuck the Oscars! This is the real shit, right here.” At least that is what creator and director Josef Fares said loud and clear regarding his new title A Way Out at the 2017 Game Awards. Given his enthusiasm, it wasn’t a stretch to believe that this experience would not be an extremely good one, […]

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Tech Review: Huawei MediaPad T3 8: Is this your first time?

April 3, 2018

Huawei’s MediaPad T3 is an 8 inch Android tablet that is lightweight and surprisingly nimble for its entry-level spec. For those looking for an every day tablet that can be easily thrown in a bag while travelling, you may have found the one you want.

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The Star Gold Coast has lifted the lid on their super luxe hotel ‘The Darling’

April 3, 2018

Just in time for the very anticipated Commonwealth Games, The Star Gold Coast has officially begun the launch of their new luxury suite hotel The Darling, kicking off with an unsurprisingly lavish launch night earlier this month. Located at the front of the long-standing Broadbeach Island property, The Darling is the crown jewel of a […]

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