Day: 5 November 2018

Live Review: E^ST blesses the Howler stage with Jack Gray and Kota Banks

November 5, 2018

Brunswick’s centrepiece venue was happy to host the young, eclectic rising indie dance pop star E^ST on a chilly spring Saturday night. With a steady Spotify presence that has over a million streams on his single “Red Rental Car”, Queensland’s Jack Gray was the first act supporting the headliner. Bringing his new age alternative indie […]

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Win a double pass to a special Robin Hood preview screening in Sydney

November 5, 2018

From the legend you know, comes the story you don’t. The classic tale of Robin Hood returns in this action-packed blockbuster by director Otto Bathurst (TV’s Peaky Blinders), packed to the brim with gritty battlefield explosions, mind-blowing fight choreography and a timeless romance. In the country of England, after years of fighting in the Crusades, […]

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Track of the Day: Auður “Manískur” (2018)

November 5, 2018

Last week Icelandic R&B musician Auður released his new record Afsakanir, and despite the fact I cannot understand a single word of it, I can report that it’s absolutely beautiful stuff. Afsakanir, which Google reliably informs me translates to Excuses, features a host of collaborations with a number of up-and-coming Icelandic musicians, including Birnir, GDRN […]

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Book Review: Alice Nelson’s The Children’s House is a moving and poetic meditation on grief and motherhood

November 5, 2018

New York, 1997. Marina, an academic who has been working on a book about members of the Hasidic community meets Constance, a young Rwandan woman who has come to America after the genocide. Marina watches as Constance walks away from her young son as he has a tantrum in the street and is struck by […]

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Fresh, joyful and personal: A culinary voyage in the Cook Islands

November 5, 2018

Now more than ever, the Cook Islands are an accessible destination to soothe your cold, stressed-out city-oriented lives thanks to a new direct flight service to Australia. Of the Cook’s 15 islands, Rarotonga is its capital and largest island where we spent a week-long voyage. Enclosed by a continuous sky-blue lagoon full of fish and […]

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Interview: Andrew Kinsman (UK) talks about blending life as an artist and Kasabian’s saxophonist

November 5, 2018

When you’re at a cracking live gig it’s not hard to be consumed by the performance of a frontman, and even more so when the frontman – or men, in this instance – are Tom Meighan and Serge Pizzorno of Kasabian.  It’s worth taking a moment, however, to focus on the other performers on the […]

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Five restaurants you need to eat at in Canberra

November 5, 2018

Our nation’s capital has been a discerning foodie destination for years now. The region produces some excellent ingredients, used by inventive chefs who have propped the scene up as one of the finest on Australia’s East Coast. It’s worth a road trip just to hop around the many restaurants that spread across Canberra for a […]

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Interview: Glitoris (Canberra) talk The Policy debut album and the raw energy of their live shows

November 5, 2018

Canberra rockers Glitoris released their debut album The Policy on Friday – and today tickets to their album tour go on sale. Last week, Liv Toerkell caught up with the group to talk about the album, the upcoming tour, the raw energy of their live show and the issues they face in the male-dominated music […]

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Games Review: Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4, 2018) is a once-in-a-generation experience

November 5, 2018

I don’t exactly know how one reviews a piece of media as expansive as Red Dead Redemption 2. To call it a game is the correct descriptor, but it also doesn’t feel like it quite encapsulates the enormity of what Rockstar have accomplished. Red Dead Redemption 2 is an open world Western set in the very […]

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