Day: 27 August 2018

Jimmy Barnes just broke another Australian record (thanks to his new film)

August 27, 2018

After its world premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival, the new feature Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy was released on 220 Australian cinema screens last week, making it the biggest documentary release since Michael Jackson’s This Is It back in 2009, and the biggest ever release for an Australian documentary. From acclaimed director Mark Joffe (Jack […]

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Live Review: Expo Liaison imitated the ’80s but created a refreshing festival experience in Sydney

August 27, 2018

Expo Liaison was billed as Client Liaison‘s three date-festival in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane that would follow the flair, colour and spirit of the 1980’s. Headlined by Client Liaison, the festival featured special guest John Farnham, DJ John Howard, Luke Million featuring KLP, No Zu, Alice Ivy, Total Giovanni, Ken Davis, Kon and Rainbow Chan. […]

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Track of the Day: Crocodylus “My Baby” (2018)

August 27, 2018

Rapidly becoming one of Sydney’s favourite trios, the boys from Crocodylus are back with a fresh, coastal song drenched in their signature sixties style. “My Baby” shies away from their usual blistering tracks, yet the raw, infectious melody is sure to become a crowd pleaser (or a crowd breather, if you’ve ever been in the […]

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Michelle de Kretser takes home the 2018 Miles Franklin Literary Award

August 27, 2018

Making herself the third woman in history to be awarded the top literary prize more than once, Michelle de Kretser has taken home the prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award for 2018. Divulging the complexities that dance around the world of writer Pippa, Michelle de Kretser’s sophisticated novel The Life to Come blends the sharp satire […]

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The 5 best gifts ideas in Australia for Father’s Day 2018

August 27, 2018

Father’s Day is but a few days away with Sunday 2nd September coming up fast. Got a gift for dad yet? Don’t worry, we’ve got you with a few last minute gift ideas for Aussies to get across, from one of the most beautiful whiskies of the year to a pure shot of adrenaline. We’ve […]

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Interview: Jane Fonda at the Sydney Book Club red carpet talks about being a feminine inspiration

August 27, 2018

Jane Fonda is a legend of the small and big screen with a career spanning 60+ years. From Barbarella and Klute and The Dollmaker to her one woman fitness empire to championing the #MeToo movement, Fonda has earned her iconic status. Jetting in to Australia to promote the release of her new film Book Club […]

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Gig Guide: 9 shows not to miss in NSW this September

August 27, 2018

Somehow August is just about done and we’re nearly in September. That’s two-thirds of the year done. Goneskies. As spring begins to do its thing and the sun starts to stay out a little longer into the evenings, it’s time for us all to dance and mosh our way into the rest of 2018. Here […]

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Here’s a look at the six Australian films to screen at TIFF 2018

August 27, 2018

Six Australian films have been chosen for the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). As one of the biggest publicly attended film festivals the TIFF has close ties to the US film industry. This poses a good chance of expanding the range of Australian film making to a world-wide audience, like former Toronto premieres (e.g. […]

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Edinburgh Fringe Review: Larry Dean masters the Aussie accent in his stellar show “Bampot”

August 27, 2018

Glaswegian comedian Larry Dean’s Fringe show Bampot, was meant to be about the strength of his relationship with his Australian boyfriend Luke. But instead, with the pair breaking up some four weeks before the Fringe, it ended up becoming a show about their breakup, the importance of family, and general observations from the perspective of […]

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Edinburgh Fringe Review: Eshaan Akbar schools his audience in Prophet Like It’s Hot

August 27, 2018

British Comedian Eshaan Akbar’s latest show Prophet Like It’s Hot sees the “Lapsed Muslim” take audiences on a journey through the Holy Qur’an, as he uses humour to take away some of the misconceptions about Islam, taking the opportunity to make fun of the now ancient text and its varied interpretations. Feeling as much as a […]

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Album Review: The Kooks – Let’s Go Sunshine (2018 LP)

August 27, 2018

The Kooks’ 5th Album Let’s Go Sunshine is the perfect accompaniment to the Greatest Hits Tour they’ve just embarked on, modestly named their “Best of Tour.” The Brit band have had a big year, opening for music royalty The Rolling Stones, and in the new year they’ll be rolling in to Beyond the Valley in Lardner […]

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Album Review: Skee Mask – Compro (2018 LP)

August 27, 2018

As a self-proclaimed purveyor of anxiousness, I have often been told about the merits of ambient and ‘background’ music as a way to find relaxation and a bit of peace. I tried, believe me, I tried to agree with this. I’ve sifted through Brian Eno albums, gone down weird spacey and airy rabbit holes, but […]

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The most anticipated games of 2018 I know nothing about

August 27, 2018

You want a new game to play but when trying to decide are just overwhelmed by the choice and brutal opinions being thrown at you by the gaming world? Sometimes you need to step back and look through a different lens. We have put together a list of some of the most anticipated games still […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Angus Dawson “What We’ve Done” feat. Bri Clark (2018)

August 27, 2018

Perth producer/singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Angus Dawson is today launching his new single “What We’ve Done” on the AU review, ahead of its official release and after it played last night on Home & Hosed. The track features the amazing Bri Clark on guest vocals and follows on from Dawson’s excellent single “Pieces” as the second to […]

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Interview: Matt Haig talks mental health, genre hopping and Notes on a Nervous Planet

August 27, 2018

Earlier this month, bestselling author Matt Haig was in Australia for the Byron Bay and Bendigo Writers Festivals. Whilst he was in the county we caught up with him to discuss his new non-fiction release Notes on a Nervous Planet, how he manages to juggle so many diverse projects, and whether there are any updates on the […]

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