Day: 2 May 2019

Album Review: Fire and Whistle Theory – Take Me Alive (2019 EP)

May 2, 2019

Three years since the release of their debut EP, Golden Guns in 2016, Brisbane blues rockers Fire and Whistle Theory, have released their sophomore EP Take Me Alive. Featuring a collection of tried and tested crowd favourites and new songs, the band took a live approach to the recording, hoping to capture a raw, genuine […]

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The Great Escape programmer Adam Ryan on their 2019 festival’s Aussie focus & why the Sounds Australia team are the “best in the world”

May 2, 2019

Ahead of The Great Escape, which takes over Brighton in the UK next week, I caught up with the festival’s programmer Adam Ryan to talk about the growth of the festival, the involvement of Australian acts at it, working with Sounds Australia, and what it means for Australia to be the feature country in 2019. […]

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Trent Dalton wins big at the 2019 Australian Book Industry Awards

May 2, 2019

Tonight the best and brightest of Australian publishing descended on Sydney and the Grand Ballroom of the International Convention Centre for the 2019 Australian Book Industry Awards – the Australian equivalent of the Oscars for the bookishly inclined.  If you’ve been even vaguely following the Australian literary world over the last twelve months then the […]

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The Rapture just played their first official gig since 2012 – here’s everything that happened in NYC (inc. Setlist)

May 2, 2019

Ahead of The Rapture’s long awaited return to the stage for the Just Like Heaven festival in Long Beach, CA (details HERE), on Monday night they played an intimate hometown show in Brooklyn, New York – a one night only performance that served as their second time on stage together since 2012*, as well as […]

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Marriott International take on Airbnb with the launch of “Homes & Villas”

May 2, 2019

Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel group with over 6500 properties worldwide, are officially about to leap into the home rental market that has been dominated by Airbnb for the past decade. Easily one of the biggest and most surprising recent evolutions in the lodging industry, the new upscale rental property platform, simply called “Homes […]

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Track of the Day: SYML “Bed” (2019)

May 2, 2019

Our track of the day is a beautiful intimate song, “Bed”, by SYML (pronounced “Simmel”), the moniker for Seattle musician, Brian Fennell. Brian was previously in the Indie band Barcelona. The SYML sets at SXSW in 2019 were considered amongst the finest of that edition. “Bed” is about the words we convery with our intimate loved […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Angus Dawson “Ngurra” [Acoustic] (2019)

May 2, 2019

Last month, WA producer and singer-songwriter Angus Dawson released “Ngurra”, a poignant and introspective single born out of his experiences working with Western Australia’s remote Indigenous communities. Today we’re excited to bring you an exclusive first look at an acoustic live performance clip Dawson has put together for the single – it’s utterly beautiful stuff! […]

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