Day: 6 September 2018

Photo Highlights: Day Two of BIGSOUND broughts the likes of Wax Chattels, Sahara Beck, Tape/Off and more

September 6, 2018

Day Two of BIGSOUND brought crowds out in full force, some venues packed to the brim. Featured in this gallery are Carla Geneve, Tape/Off, Pool Shop, Wax Chattels and Sahara Beck:

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Photo Gallery: BIGSOUND’s Hear65 Singaporean Showcase introduced The Steve McQueens, Lion City legend Linying and more

September 6, 2018

Coming all the way from the hot Lion City, BIGSOUND’s comparatively chilly weather didn’t stop these four Singaporean acts from bringing the crowd. Featured in this gallery are The Steve McQueens, Charlie Lim, Linying and Intriguant:

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Tech Review: Jaybird Freedom 2 Wireless Headphones feature good sound and the same problems

September 6, 2018

My experience with the Jaybird Freedom 2 was decidedly up and down, often in the same ways my experience with the original Freedom model was. I would use them for a while, and be happy to do so even though I knew I had another pairs lying around that were quantifiably better. Its not even […]

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Everything you need to know about Music Matters in Singapore: complete line-up, schedule and venues revealed!

September 6, 2018

Strap yourselves in because Music Matters is about to take you on the ride of your life. With 35 astounding live acts from 18 countries taking over the stages from the 7-12 of September, be prepared to discover the sounds of tomorrow. Appearing at over 80 venues right across Singapore and with the final announcement […]

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Interview: Morgan Evans (Newcastle) talks going #1, coming home and what it takes to make it in America

September 6, 2018

Morgan Evans has been dubbed as an artist to watch. His debut US single ‘Kiss Somebody’ recently topped the US country charts, making him only the fourth Australian to reach such momentous feat. The Newcastle born singer-songwriter now lives in Nashville with his pop-country superstar wife, Kelsea Ballerini, and is currently back in Australia on […]

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BIGSOUND 2018 Day Two: Tape/Off broadcast riffs, Wax Chattels spew noise, and Paul Kelly takes over

September 6, 2018

After the heavy rainfall of the first day, BIGSOUND attendees finally saw that famous Brisbane sun. Most people would have rested from the late night of enjoying the best up-and-coming bands, but a mid-morning keynote talk with Aussie legend Paul Kelly made the early start worthwhile. Chatting with The Australian’s Andrew McMillen at a packed […]

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First Impressions: Jim Carrey shines in Kidding (USA, 2018), but the show hides in darkness

September 6, 2018

Showtime’s new comedy-drama Kidding sees Jim Carrey return to our screens in a show that makes it very clear that life isn’t all glitter and rainbows. Carrey is one of those actors whose presence alone can fill up the whole screen, either as the most energetic leading man (The Mask) or the average, everyday man […]

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Track of the Day: Brayden Sibbald “Float” (2018)

September 6, 2018

“Float” is the eponymous second taste of Brayden Sibbald‘s forthcoming EP, due out on September 28th, and it’s quite a good taste indeed. Following on from “Baby I Caught Myself Underwater” earlier this year, the song has big, round features to carry Brayden’s voice as it reaches into higher notes. Think Golden Vessel-meets-Jarryd James kind […]

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Tech Review: Razer Nommo Pro Gaming Speakers are all about that bass

September 6, 2018

The Razer Nommo Pro is a hefty beast of a sound system, featuring dual satellite speakers and a subwoofer to emulate cinematic 5.1 surround sound. The system is compatible with a variety of sources including home consoles and PCs, and though it is optimised for PC gaming, it’s also packaged with an aux cord for […]

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Tech Review: Razer Blade Stealth 13.3″ Gaming Laptop is a beautiful nexus of form and function

September 6, 2018

Razer have made a real name for themselves in the gaming hardware industry. Their aggressive look combined with a brand that courts the hardcore gamer has seen them rocket to stratospheric success within the industry. It didn’t come as much of a surprise when the company moved from peripherals to actual gaming hardware, specifically ultra […]

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Album Review: Hey Geronimo deliver a worthy journey in Content (2018 LP)

September 6, 2018

Brisbane based indie-rockers Hey Geronimo have just unveiled their sophomore album Content. The eleven track concept album utilises artificial intelligence to replace an exited guitarist, resulting in a convenient yet ironic effect. Self-produced, and featuring the AI dubbed ‘Alex’ on half a dozen tracks, Content is a bizarre and bold exploration into the future and the ever evolving technological landscape surrounding […]

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Album Review: Skegss capture life perfectly in debut album My Own Mess (2018 LP)

September 6, 2018

Since breaking out in 2013, Skegss have been on the long path to their debut album. In the time since, the trio from Byron have released a swath of singles and multiple EPs, all growing on the previous release and helping the band evolve into something bigger. 2018 has been no different and Skegss have […]

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Tech Review: The Sony A8F 55″ 4K HDR OLED TV is the kind of TV you want to tell your friends about

September 6, 2018

I have a hard time justifying the cost of a new pair of shoes, much less $4,000 AUD on a television. It seems insane. $4,000 is a lot of money to spend on anything, but a tele? What might be crazier is that, having used the Sony A8F 4K HDR OLED TV for just over […]

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Film Review: Is The Nun (USA, 2018) a sinister ghost story or middling monster movie?

September 6, 2018

The Conjuring universe began five years ago, spurred by James Wan who had successfully delivered one of the great ghost stories of the 21st century. It was a box office darling, as was every sequel and spin-off that came after, with only the first Annabelle (terrible by every standard) failing to meet the franchise’s critical […]

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Games Review: Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (Switch, 2018) will leave you felyne just fine

September 6, 2018

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate was a game never intended to release in the West. This was all but confirmed by Capcom at E3 2017, where a company representative stated that there were no plans to bring the original Japanese-only port, Monster Hunter XX, to English audiences. Following the global release of Monster Hunter World, which […]

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