Day: 31 October 2018

Supanova Interview: Ryan Potter talks DCU Titans and making his Australian convention debut

October 31, 2018

You’re probably more likely to recognise Ryan Potter’s voice first before recollecting the young actor for his film and television credits. Potter voiced the character of Hiro Hamada in Big Hero 6, both the film and the television series, as well as in a variety of Disney Infinity War games. But soon that’s all about […]

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Track of the Day: Dominique Pruitt “High in the Valley” (2018)

October 31, 2018

Los Angeles-based country singer-songwriter Dominique Pruitt has dropped a new single, her first release in five years. “High in the Valley” is a swaggering retro-tinged ode to the monotony of the 9-to-5 life, if you like your country music fiesty and female driven, then this is the track for you. Despite coming from a musical […]

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Exclusive Album Premiere: Little Georgia – All The While (2018 LP)

October 31, 2018

Since releasing their debut acoustic album Bootleg in 2016, Australian folk-rock duo Little Georgia (Justin Carter and Ashleigh Mannix) have captured the ears of many listeners around Australia and the world. Buoyed by some three years on the road, fans ears’ perked up earlier this year when “Yellow Cup” hit the airwaves. The track was the […]

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Hotel Review: Mantra St Kilda Rd’s modern comforts are just a short tram ride away from Melbourne’s CBD

October 31, 2018

Mantra St Kilda Rd is characterised by its stunning and elegant modern charm, with a chandeliered, ballroom style entrance and lovely art deco apartments. Every wall is adorned with bold paintings, and with its red carpet entrance way, it brings a sense of grandeur to the venue. The hotel boasts a well-equipped and very spacious […]

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Track of the Day: Moaning Lisa “Lily” (2018)

October 31, 2018

Following on from the release of their much anticipated sophomore EP Do You Know Enough? Canberra alt-rockers Moaning Lisa have dropped a new music video for “Lily”. What better way to get us all excited for their upcoming tour? Formed in 2016, Moaning Lisa have done pretty well for themselves in their burgeoning career, earning themselves some NLMA nominations, […]

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QT Hotels to open new property at Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour

October 31, 2018

Following a very successful entry into New Zealand with properties in both Wellington and Queenstown, thematic hotel brand QT Hotels & Resorts has today announced the signing of QT Auckland. The property will be located at Viaduct Harbour and mark the 10th QT Hotel overall, introducing a unique hotel to the city with the brand’s […]

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Mona Foma wants to fly you to Launceston on their own “weird” airline, for free

October 31, 2018

The team behind Mona Foma are celebrating the infamous summer festival’s new home in Launceston by launching an airline, Air Mofo, to fly mainlanders to the event for free. Festival curator and Violent Femmes rocker Brian Ritchie is giving away airline seats in rows of six via a competition that’s now live and will also […]

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Book Review: In Melissa Fagan’s What Will Be Worn: A McWhirters Story family history meets a Fortitude Valley icon

October 31, 2018

McWhirters, a heritage listed building sitting on the corner of Brunswick and Wickham, is a Brisbane landmark, these days operating as a shopping centre, an apartment block, and a very obvious map marker for those lost in the depths of the Valley. But, in What Will Be Worn: A McWhirters Story, the name emblazoned on […]

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Tour Diary: Australia’s Fatai makes her Austin City Limits Debut

October 31, 2018

ACL still feels like a dream. Some of the most fun weekends of my short lived life so far! Especially for an Aussie kid who left school at 13 with a dream to change the world through music, this opportunity became my classroom to learn from my peers, make new friends, show and tell, and connect new dots that couldn’t have been as divine if I didn’t take the risks to chase after my […]

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Gig Guide: 7 gigs not to miss in Melbourne this November

October 31, 2018

November is almost here which means summer time is just around the corner! With warmer days and longer nights, there’s no better time to see some great live music. Step into summer the right way and get along to some unmissable gigs this November. Here are seven Melbourne gigs to check out! King Princess November […]

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APRA AMCOS kicks off new Professional Development Series for Women

October 31, 2018

On Monday night, APRA AMCOS launched its new Professional Development Series for Women to an excited audience at their Brisbane offices. Featuring Next Act Coaching’s Viv Fantin, the national event series will see Viv present her popular interactive workshop “Tune Out Your Inner Critic” to APRA AMCOS members. The motivation for the series follows enormous […]

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Aussies Abroad: Vance Joy announced as main support on P!nk’s 2019 European summer tour

October 31, 2018

Vance Joy will be returning to European stadiums in 2019 as the main support on P!nk‘s summer tour. Spanning over two months, the tour will follow Vance’s own highly successful tour which has totalled 83 dates globally and will wind up in Europe this November. Australian fans won’t be missing out, with the singer-songwriter playing […]

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Games Review: Diablo III: Eternal Collection (Switch, 2018) is an elegant, deeply satisfying couch co-op experience

October 31, 2018

And now, a take that may be controversial: Diablo 3 is way better on console than it is on PC. No seriously, hear me out on this one. While Diablo 3 has been available on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for some time, this is the game’s first appearance on the Nintendo Switch or, […]

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Games Review: For Honor: Marching Fire is DLC Worth Returning For

October 31, 2018

For Honor made a few splashes when it debuted in early 2017, showing off some impressive combat mechanics topped off with a varied and intriguing mix of knights, vikings and samurai all duking it out for territorial supremacy. While I had enjoyed For Honor immensely, I won’t lie when I say I fell off the […]

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Games Review: Dark Souls Remastered (Nintendo Switch, 2018) is as Masterful as it is Portable

October 31, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered finally makes its way onto the Nintendo Switch after bringing its most polished iteration of the game to date on those respective consoles. I am glad to say that Dark Souls Remastered’s latest outing is as good as it’s ever been, bringing players back to the world of Lordan; and being able […]

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Live Review: Gang Of Youths kick off record breaking 8 show run in Melbourne with epic set

October 31, 2018

It was always going to be a special night in Melbourne as Gang Of Youths returned to the city to grace the stage of the Forum Theatre for the opening night of their long string of tour dates across the country. The band, just returning from the US opening for the Foo Fighters, were happy […]

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Archie Rose team up with Sydney’s West Hotel for a “Summer of Gin”

October 31, 2018

Sydney’s new luxury boutique hotel is kicking off the warmer season by celebrating with summer’s most beloved spirit – Gin. West Hotel, a collection from Hilton that launched in February earlier this year, have teamed up with the local distillery, Archie Rose Distilling Co., to bring a gin-infused bar menu and summer cocktail list to the […]

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Games Review: NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 (PS4, 2018) brings back all the fun, but all the micro-transactions too

October 31, 2018

The NBA Playgrounds series is back once again for its second attempt at a slam dunk, with a fun, charming and old school approach rarely seen since the good old days of NBA Jam. I’m happy to say that NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 is an improvement over its predecessor in almost every single way, with […]

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Interview: We meet Seattle rockers Thunderpussy backstage at Dave Grohl’s Festival Cal Jam

October 31, 2018

Over the last five years Seattle band Thunderpussy have been making a name for themselves with raucous live shows, acclaimed music and a playful attitude towards release titles (their EP, Greatest Tits, really sums it up). Earlier this year, the quartet released their debut LP to critical acclaim, and haven’t stopped touring since. I had […]

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