Day: 11 July 2018

Busby Marou & Tom West heading for BreakOut West in Canada this October

July 11, 2018

As part of their international partnerships with Focus Wales, Australian Music Week and the East Coast Music Association, BreakOut West are able to welcome a contingent of artists from overseas to their festival and conference in Kelowna, Western Canada this year! The news comes as BreakOut West has thrived on this partnership, now in its second […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Neon Tetra “So Far From Me” (2018)

July 11, 2018

Adelaide’s Neon Tetra unleash their new EP Pollen this week – if you were a fan of their catchy single “The End Begins Again”, you’re in luck. The band has continued to explore their love for gospel notes, soul richness and the Motown golden era, bringing these influences together with excellent synth work and current pop. Their latest […]

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Win a double pass to see The Bamboos on their upcoming Night Time People tour!

July 11, 2018

Melbourne’s funk and soul powerhouse The Bamboos recently released their new album Night Time People. In celebration, the nine-piece are set to embark on a headline tour throughout August, their first since 2015. Already regarded as one of the world’s premier funk-soul outfits, The Bamboos eighth studio album is shaping to be the record that […]

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Behind the Scenes: Young Monks dive into their new album, Swamp Creek

July 11, 2018

Young Monks have brought some bright new music out of Canberra with the release of Swamp Creek. Self-produced, the album is a hefty dose of indie mixed in with lashings of psych-pop and funk tones that in all, produces some excellent hits. Over 22 tracks, the listener is taken on one heck of a sonic journey – […]

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Interview: Hartway on their return to Adelaide’s Rocket Bar for this month’s Scouted event!

July 11, 2018

Adelaide duo Hartway are Jack Degenhart and Conor Barkway; the described ‘acid jazz, nu disco’ group have been impressing with the release of their Motions EP last year, taking inspirations from the likes of Flight Facilities and FKJ and creating some funky music of their own. They’re one of the talented artists set to perform at Rocket Bar on July 27th […]

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Tech Review: HyperX Cloud Stinger Core: Great sound on a budget

July 11, 2018

The HyperX Cloud Stinger Core shouldn’t sound as good as it does. This is a $70 AUD pair of headphones. You expect certain things from $70 headphones. You expect them to be cheap. You expect them to be made from hard, unyeilding plastic that keeps them from being worn comfortably for long periods. You certainly […]

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Win a double pass to a preview screening of The Breaker Upperers in Sydney

July 11, 2018

Fifteen years ago, Mel (Madeleine Sami) and Jen (Jackie van Beek) discovered they were being two-timed by the same man. Bitter and cynical they became fast friends and formed The Breaker Upperers, a small-time business breaking up couples for cash. Now they’re in their late-thirties and business is booming. They’re a platonic, codependent couple who […]

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Film Review: Skyscraper (USA, 2018) delivers lunacy and ridiculous physic-defying stunts in spades

July 11, 2018

Is there anything Dwayne Johnson can’t overcome? Earthquakes, tsunamis, oversized gorillas, Vin Diesel’s ego…the hulking man mountain has tackled them all and emerged victorious.  For his latest spat with big screen-worthy roadblocks, the man no longer credited with his “Rock” moniker faces his biggest challenge yet – a skyscraper some three-times taller than the Statue […]

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KinoKonzert. Live! to present live music with a cinematic twist in Sydney

July 11, 2018

KinoKozert. Live! looks to shake up the movie -going experience with a unique series, blending film and music, while featuring some of the most talented musicians from Australia and Germany. Presented by the Goethe-Institut Australia, KinoKonzert. Live! will start 14 July with Crossroads, a modern silent film written and directed by Berlin underground legends “Alexander Hacke and […]

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Blu-Ray Review: Ready Player One (USA, 2018) crams a massive, fascinating documentary into its home release

July 11, 2018

“Somehow I managed to maintain my calm facade, when inside I was just a little boy losing his mind” – Ernest Cline, while on the sound stage with composer Alan Silvestri, whose music, he said, was being played endlessly while he wrote the novel. Later, he trades a signed copy of his own book for a signed […]

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Games Review: Mario + Rabbids: Donkey Kong Adventure (Switch, 2018): More of the same

July 11, 2018

Ubisoft returns to Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, the surprise strategy hit of 2017, with a lengthy new slab of DLC with Donkey Kong in the spotlight. To call Donkey Kong Adventure an “expansion” in the strictest sense might be to oversell it. It doesn’t really add much to the game that wasn’t there already. […]

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Review: Shangri-La Hotel – Supreme Comfort in the Heart of Tokyo

July 11, 2018

As forward-thinking Tokyo is, the idea of classicism still very much permeates many of the city’s institutions. Elegance and efficiency is a pathological expectation, and more often than not, those expectations are met tenfold. This is a large reason why, despite an overwhelming language barrier and high degree of cultural shock (for first-timers anyway), Tokyo […]

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