Day: 8 March 2019

ABIA 2019 Longlist revealed ahead of May awards show

March 8, 2019

The Australian Book Industry Awards are back again for 2019! An initiative of the Australian Publishers Association, the ABIAs applaud the achievements of writer, illustrator, publicist and publisher alike. A 250 strong team, made up of representatives across the industry, came together to craft this latest longlist, celebrating the bookish best of 2018. The 2019 […]

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Track of the Day: Vampire Weekend Feat. Steve Lacey “Sunflower” (2019)

March 8, 2019

Steve Lacey was a busy man last year. The very much in-demand multi instrumentalist, famed as for his work with The Internet sprinkled his imaginative post-funk vibes all other works from the likes of Kali Uchis and Ravyn Lenae. It seem he isn’t done yet; invited on board by none other than Vampire Weekend who […]

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Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn Review: Good Crafternoon

March 8, 2019

Kirby has always been the spark of joy in the occasionally cheerless games landscape. I mean, how can he not be? He’s a literal ball of cute pink fluff, and in this cotton-themed adventure, he’s every bit the pure, shining saviour of games that he should be. Kirby is wholesome, Kirby is brilliant, Kirby is […]

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Stella Prize announces 2019 shortlist

March 8, 2019

The Stella Prize judges have revealed the six authors who have made it to their 2019 shortlist. Timing the announcement with International Women’s Day, judging panel chair Louise Swinn described the chosen works as “an incredibly diverse knot of books. […] The books on this shortlist inform and entertain, and while they speak absolutely to our […]

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Angie McMahon to join Mavis Staples at Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion Festival in Texas

March 8, 2019

Last year we were lucky enough to attend Luck Reunion festival in Texas; an event held during SXSW about an hour out of Austin on Willie Nelson’s ranch in Luck, Texas. Aussie artist Ruby Boots was among the impressive line-up this year, and now Australia’s own Angie McMahon will be joining the 2019 event – […]

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The Oita Prefecture in Southern Japan is waiting to be explored

March 8, 2019

Kyushu, the southern island of Japan is an excellent destination for tourists who’ve had their fix of Honshu (mainland Japan) and are seeking something a bit more local. Oita is a prefecture within Kyushu that is rarely referenced by travellers outside those who chase onsens, and although that may be a selling point, there are […]

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Here are all the UK acts playing the British Music Embassy at SXSW 2019

March 8, 2019

The British Music Embassy returns to SXSW this weekend for its 12th year, taking over Latitude 30 with a slew of events and live performances from 10th to 16th March, and special interactive events from the 8th to the 10th. And though a lot of these events were announced last month, there have been a […]

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