Day: 1 May 2018

Live Review: After skipping Sunrise, Portugal. The Man rocks Sydney’s Enmore Theatre to its core

May 1, 2018

I first became familiar with Portugal. The Man almost ten years ago, off the back of their fourth LP The Satanic Satanist. Since then, I’ve seen them grow into one of the most in-demand bands in the world. Their latest album, Woodstock – their eighth and first in four years – has easily been their […]

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Music Video of the Day: Alice Skye “Friends With Feelings” (2018)

May 1, 2018

The emergence of young songwriter Alice Skye over the last year has been incredibly impressive and with her tour with Emily Wurramara set to be announced for mid-2018, more crowds around the country are going to be seeing what so many of us have known of Alice for a while now – hers is a talent that is […]

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Hiatus Kaiyote slide into the Vivid Sydney program with exclusive City Recital Hall show

May 1, 2018

Hiatus Kaiyote are returning to Sydney this month, staging an unmissable show at the City Recital Hall as part of Vivid 2018. Of course, the chances to see the Melbourne band are rare ones of late, but it’s no surprise that where they pop up, the shows sell right on out. Internationally acclaimed, and beloved by […]

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Exclusive Music Premiere: AMVN “Mama Don’t Worry” (2018)

May 1, 2018

A dedication to his mother, Melbourne hip hop artist AMVN has presented a beauty of a new single in “Mama Don’t Worry” this week. A strong release fuelled by gorgeous harmonies and a narrative that comes from an earnest and heartfelt place, “Mama Don’t Worry” is a note of appreciation to the ladies who’ve done so much in […]

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Top 8 Artists to watch out for at Vivid 2018

May 1, 2018

Sydney’s annual lights, music and ideas show is back for another winter, and as Vivid celebrates its 10th year in the making, we delve into some of our top picks for artists to look out for this year. Ice Cube One of the founding fathers of gangsta rap will be performing for four nights only […]

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Album Review: Frank Turner – Be More Kind (2018 LP)

May 1, 2018

I’m not ashamed to say that I find the world a frightening and desperate place of late, with its increasing loss of humanity and decency in the face of rising uncertainty and aggression. More and more it seems we’re losing sight of each other as individuals and hiding behind the safety and anonymity of our […]

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Author Neil Gaiman announces second season of American Gods via Twitter

May 1, 2018

Amazon Prime Original series American Gods will be returning in 2019 for a highly anticipated second season, as revealed via video on author Neil Gaiman’s personal twitter account. The video was shot on set at The House on the Rock and includes shout outs from from Gaiman himself, protagonist Shadow Moon played by Ricky Whittle (The […]

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Ever want to record your own song? Applications now open for new ABC series The Recording Studio

May 1, 2018

The ABC will open the doors of its world class recording studios to everyday Australians, asking the question, if you could record just one song, what would it be? Be it a personal tale, or a pop hit waiting to grace the ears of the world, The Recording Studio is promising to offer a fresh […]

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Win a double pass to see Midnight Oil 1984 in cinemas

May 1, 2018

Midnight Oil 1984 is the story of the sweat-soaked, hardworking rock and roll band whose music united a generation of young Australians. Featuring the biggest hits from some of their most legendary shows, the movie gives you an Access All Areas pass to see the band behind the scenes and where the action is. Feel […]

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Games Review: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Switch, 2018): Rare re-invention

May 1, 2018

I can’t imagine that Retro Studios took on the job of making a new Donkey Kong Country game lightly. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if it kept a lot of them up at night. Donkey Kong Country is quite rightly regarded as a masterpiece, a feat of technical wizardry and genius game design even […]

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Games Preview: State of Decay 2 (Xbox One/PC, 2018): Survival of the fittest

May 1, 2018

“When we announced State of Decay 2 last year, we were prepared for cries of ‘Do we really need another zombie game?’” says Undead Labs founder Jeff Strain during his short intro to our little group of games journos at Soultrap Bar in Surry Hills. “Our answer was yes.” It’s the kind of emphatic ‘yes’ I’ve […]

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Introducing Canada’s Okanagan Valley: A one-of-a-kind wine lover’s paradise

May 1, 2018

The Okanagan Valley mightn’t be the first stop travellers think of when they are planning a trip to Canada, but in many ways it should be top of the list for any lovers of beautiful scenery, and locally produced wine. An hour flight from Vancouver – or a four hour drive – heading east across […]

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Theatre Review: Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore arrives at the New Theatre (Sydney until May 26)

May 1, 2018

Padraic’s long been away from his home of Inishmore, fighting with the Irish National Liberation Army. Too mad even for the IRA, he’s built an epic thirst for murder and torture, picking small-time pot dealers and bombing chip shops in his spare time. His father Donny calls to inform him his beloved cat is ill, […]

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