Day: 1 June 2018

Album Review: The Presets – Hi Viz (2018 LP)

June 1, 2018

As I write this, the thudding beats of “Until The Dark” – the album closer for The Presets‘ new record Hi Viz – are still ringing out in my head. Over the course of almost seven minutes, Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes explore heavy, pulsating electronic territory that pulls each thread of the album together flawlessly. Of course, there was much […]

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Exclusive Album Premiere: Tenderfoot – To Be Young (2018 LP)

June 1, 2018

Understandably, the chance to record and bring music to life at a studio as iconic as Abbey Road Studios would be one many musicians would jump at, should it be on offer. For Tenderfoot, the opportunity indeed came calling, with the band heading into the studio to record their new album, To Be Young. While the whole process […]

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Blush Response, Ollie English, DONNARUMMA to appear at Adelaide’s SCOUTED event in July

June 1, 2018

During Adelaide’s annual Umbrella: Winter City Sounds event this year and running in conjunction with the AIR Awards this July, the second edition of the Scouted mini festival will be taking over the west end of the city – with a stacked line up of local talent to boot. Taking place on July 27th, the likes of Blush […]

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Music Video of the Day: Cool Out Sun “Fire For” (2018)

June 1, 2018

Melbourne’s Cool Out Sun combines four of the city’s best performers and through 2017 and already in 2018, they’ve been striking a chord with music lovers in this city for conjuring irresistible beats and a live presence that urges the crowd to move with each one. Their latest single “Fire For (Fire Four)” is a combination […]

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Games Review: Sega Mega Drive Classics (Xbox One, 2018): Old school cool

June 1, 2018

I have bloviated at length on this website about my upbringing as a Sega kid. While the SNES dominated the market, those of us who chose the Sega life knew we had a machine with true gems among its library. The arcade-centric counterpart to the SNES’ far broader appeal, the Mega Drive did its own […]

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Opinion: Women in gaming and the turning of the tides

June 1, 2018

Its 2018. Various countries are celebrating pay equality, women empowerment movements are everywhere but yet, the video games industry has yet to catch up. While we are here, be it in the media or development-side, there aren’t nearly enough of us. Despite what you hear, the video games industry is still very much a man’s […]

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AUxAU Guide to Newcastle: A potent dose of beach, music and history in modern Australia

June 1, 2018

Continuous golden beaches flow down the coast in either direction into a horizon of shipping barges coming and going. “We are different in that we have this laid-back surf culture that mixes with the working class, pub-rocking theme and somehow at this mix comes unique things. It’s such an amazing city because it’s so dynamic,” […]

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