Day: 2 July 2018

Brisbane Festival announces mammoth line-up feat. Ball Park Music, Violent Soho, Sarah Blasko, Meg Mac and more

July 2, 2018

Music lovers in and around Brisbane are about to be spoiled for choice with this year’s Brisbane Festival, which stretches from 8th to 29th September, book-ended by an opening night and closing night that both feature massive line-ups taking to the Riverstage. The former will be headlined by Ball Park Music and San Cisco in addition […]

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Single of the Day: Reija Lee “Love Nobody” (2018)

July 2, 2018

“Did you finally find love, and it didn’t wait for you?” – this is the line that hits the hardest for me, when listening to Reija Lee‘s new single, “Love Nobody”.  It cuts through the glimmering synth lines and retro-pop tones to make the listener sit up and realise that beneath the shiny surface, there’s a darker […]

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Spotify redefines their free user experience with the launch of ‘Active Media’ for Australian users

July 2, 2018

This is a bit of an interesting one. From today, Spotify have announced the premiere of their ‘Active Media’ experience (for audio and video), on offer to all users of the free ad-sponsored platform of the site. If you find your vibe is interrupted by ads a little too much, this experience will give you […]

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7 acts from around the world we discovered in Wales earlier this year

July 2, 2018

Now in its 7th year, the discovery festival/conference Focus Wales sits as one of the most exciting emerging events on the annual calendar, having grown from a tiny showcase in the city of Wrexham, into a world class event that rivals any smaller sized conference in the world. If you want to discover new music, […]

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Album Review: Typhoon’s latest Offerings is a gamble that doesn’t come up short

July 2, 2018

Some four and a bit years ago, I was wandering Austin City Limits on my way to see someone or other. I brushed past a stage where no less than eleven people were producing some of the most impressive music I’d heard in sometime. The band, it turned out, were Typoon, an outfit out of […]

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Down Under, Maeby? Arrested Development star Alia Shawkat set to attend 2018 Melbourne International Film Festival

July 2, 2018

American actor Alia Shawkat, best known for her role in cult TV comedy series Arrested Development is set to attend this years’ Melbourne International Film Festival, for the screening of biopic Blaze directed by Ethan Hawke (Training Day), in which she stars. The accomplished actor will also participate in a special In Conversation event at the Comedy Theatre on August 18th, […]

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Netflix Review: Nailed It! Season Two is the perfect recipe to bake up a storm

July 2, 2018

Netflix’s original series Nailed It! has returned with another batch of six episodes and it’s as hilarious as the first serving. Nailed It! sees three amateur home-baker’s attempts at recreating beautiful edible masterpieces in two competitive rounds for a chance to win a $10,000 prize. Don’t be fooled by the simple premise because the kitchen […]

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Tech Review: JBL BAR 3.1 Soundbar: The sound your apartment needs

July 2, 2018

The soundbar has been the go-to piece of home theatre kit for people who want great sound but don’t have the room for a full surround kit. JBL’s refresh of its series of soundbars embraces this desire to save space with the succinctly named JBL BAR 3.1.

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Vegemite & Cheese popcorn is coming to a cinema near you

July 2, 2018

Australia’s most divisive spread is taking over! Last month Boost Juice threw a Vegemite smoothie on their new ‘Aussie-themed’ menu) and now Village Entertainment (Village Cinemas and Event Cinemas) have announced a limited edition Vegemite Popcorn. Part of their Chef’s Gourmet Premium Popcorn series, the ubiquitous cinema brand will be offering movie-goers the classic snack, […]

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