Day: 5 September 2018

Lauryn Hill announces Australian tour with special guest Nas

September 5, 2018

It has been two decades since Ms Lauryn Hill branched out into a solo career, releasing her seminal The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill and watching it become one of the most acclaimed, awarded and influential albums of its time. She’s been busy touring it around the world for the all important 20 year anniversary, and […]

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Xbox Australia just announced the most ridiculous new PUBG controller

September 5, 2018

Xbox Australia are celebrating the launch of PLAYERUNKNOWN’s Battlegrounds 1.0 with an extremely limited new Xbox One controller. On the surface of it, it doesn’t appear different to any other themed hardware — new colour scheme, limited run tied into a popular title — but there is a difference. It’s greaseproof. Yeah, no, you read […]

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Netflix Review: BoJack Horseman (USA, 2018) keeps its stride in its fifth season

September 5, 2018

When any television show enters its fifth season, they can begin to suffer with the fear of repeating old storylines or struggle with finding new, compelling ones to keep audiences engaged. Luckily, this isn’t the case for BoJack Horseman. Saddle up, because the anticipated fifth season proves that the popular Netflix animated show hasn’t run […]

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Track of the Day: boygenius “Stay Down” (2018)

September 5, 2018

We’re big fans of Julien Baker here at the AU, so we were stoked to hear that the Memphis singer-songwriter has teamed up with Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus for a new side-project: boygenius. What initially started as a series of chance encounters, performances and a bit of pipe-dream has evolved into a forthcoming EP […]

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Photo Highlights: Day One of BIGSOUND 2018 feat. Alice Skye, Bugs, CLEWS and more

September 5, 2018

Day one of Brisbane’s BIGSOUND was met with pouring rain but that didn’t stop us from enjoying the night! Featured in this gallery are a few of our favourite performances from Alice Skye, Bugs, CLEWS (pictured), Voiid and The Beths:

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Destiny 2: Forsaken has dropped on Xbox One, PS4 and Windows PC

September 5, 2018

Described as the most transformative moment in Destiny history, Forsaken changes the way players fight and broadens character progression, giving the player more freedom of choice. Receiving global acclaim since it’s release in 2014, the franchise’s latest offering tells a dark and vengeful story in the Destiny universe. Featuring a new frontier, untold mysteries and an all-new cooperative and […]

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BIGSOUND 2018 Day One: VOIID get wonderfully snotty, Nice Biscuit make waves and more

September 5, 2018

Brisbane may be the capital of the Sunshine State, but the first day of BIGSOUND saw very little sun amongst the downpour. But the wet weather did little to dampen the excitement of the members of the Australian music industry gathered for the festivities. Everyone soldiered on through the wet weather – wearing free ponchos supplied […]

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Best things to do in Sydney for September 2018

September 5, 2018

Be gone winter. Spring is here, which means some of Sydney’s best events and openings are coming up throughout the month of September. There’s a whole heap of one-off events, openings, festivals and exhibitions to get out and see so we’ve listed some of our top picks, including two very worthwhile road trip ideas that […]

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Queensland’s High Tropics to represent Australia for Project: Aloft Star in Seoul

September 5, 2018

Marriott’s millennial brand Aloft hotels is once again kicking into high gear for their annual Project: Aloft Star, a good ol’ fashioned band comp that, for the past few years, has been uncovering and amplifying unsigned musicians from across the Asia-Pacific region. Fashioned as an “artist discovery competition”, the program is nearing its grand final […]

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Interview: Lost Picnic bound Odette (Sydney) talks about her debut To A Stranger, her influences and poetry

September 5, 2018

Last month saw Sydney-based singer-songwriter Odette embark on her first headline national tour supporting her debut album To A Stranger. The tour proved to be a massive success, with the twenty-one year old playing to sold out crowds at each stop! This week she’ll be heading out on the road again, this time supporting The Cat Empire as […]

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Here’s where to get the new Nike Air Presto Mid x ACRONYM sneakers in Australia this month

September 5, 2018

ACRONYM’s Errolson Hugh, the wildly imaginative Canadian designer behind the mega successful Berlin-based fashionable techwear brand, is about to release the second collection of his collaboration with Nike Air’s Presto. The sneaker world got its first taste of the Nike Air Presto Mid x ACRONYM collection back in 2016, when Hugh’s utility-focused design ethos elevated […]

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Film Review: The Miseducation of Cameron Post (USA/UK, 2018) survives on its own calmness

September 5, 2018

Although The Miseducation of Cameron Post‘s 1993 setting may have people believe that the gay conversion camps at the film’s centre are a thing of the past, and therefore easy to mock as a symbol of how backwards society’s thoughts on therapy was, this treatment is still sadly legal in a large number of American […]

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Live Review: Dear Seattle turned heads in Melbourne with sold out surprise gig

September 5, 2018

I’m sitting in my car. It’s about 6:07, traffic is heaving through the city and all I can think about is crashing on the couch, heating up some food and maybe chucking some Netflix on the telly. I’m exhausted, ready for the day to end but than suddenly my ears prick up. Brae Fisher is […]

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What the critics are saying at the 75th Venice Film Festival

September 5, 2018

2018 marks the 75th anniversary of the oldest film festival in the world. Once again, Venice invites motion pictures and filmmakers from all over the world to participate in the annual show. The Festival, which premieres some of the year’s biggest films and hottest Oscar contenders, is running until the 8th of September. Here’s a look […]

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