Day: 5 June 2019

Track of the Day: Kaurna Cronin “Gotta Get Outta This Place” (2019)

June 5, 2019

Last week saw Folk troubadour Kaura Cronin release his emotive new single “Gotta Get Outta This Place”, a song all about longing for the road and desiring to be flung outside of ones’ comfort zone. Cronin, himself, is no stranger to an itinerant life on the road, having performed over four hundred shows across the […]

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Tayari Jones’ An American Marriage wins the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction

June 5, 2019

It has today been announced that Tayari Jones’ novel An American Marriage has won the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction, taking home the ÂŁ30,000 prize money.  Endorsed by both President Obama and Oprah Winfrey, An American Marriage, Jones’ fourth novel, follows the devastating aftermath of a young African-American man’s incarceration following a wrongful accusation of […]

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Sydney Film Festival Opening Night Gala: Palm Beach World Premiere (05.06.19)

June 5, 2019

Celebrities walk the red carpet for the 2019 Sydney Film Festival opening night gala and to watch the world premiere of Palm Beach directed by Rachael Ward and starring Bryan Brown, Sam Neill and Greta Scacchi. The Sydney Film Festival is on until June 16th. You can find more information HERE

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Film Review: X-Men: Dark Phoenix is mutant X-Crement

June 5, 2019

It has been almost two decades since the X-Men franchise started and now it has finally come to an end. Over the years, we have had a series of generally positive outcomes from this franchise — a list of mostly great films and a handful of very bad ones. For every film like X2: X-Men […]

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The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr Review: Dragons, Dragons Everywhere

June 5, 2019

I’m in a funk with The Elder Scrolls Online — and I’m not sure how to feel. Its latest expansion, Elsweyr, brings skeletons, zombies and dragons to the fore, it’s spooky, creepy and kooky. There’s a talking, alcoholic cat, a frighteningly tall Khajit and a homeless gentleman known for wearing a pot on his head. […]

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Interview: Mansionair (AUS) on their Australian tour, Shadowboxer and touring with Carly Rae Jepsen

June 5, 2019

Mansionair cracked the music market with their song ‘Hold Me Down’ in 2015 but took a few years to treat fans their debut album Shadowboxer. Now currently touring the album globally and penning the next, this Grammy-nominated Sydney-born indie electronic trio are only a few steps away from world domination. We got the chance to catch […]

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Film Review: Red Joan sadly fails to ignite its potential

June 5, 2019

For a movie based on a true story about an elderly British woman revealed to be a long-term spy for the Russians, one headlined by the ever-reliable Judi Dench, Red Joan sadly fails to ignite its potential. Based on a novel inspired by Melita Norwood (dubbed “The Granny Spy”), who was both a British civil […]

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Album of the Week: AURORA – A Different Kind Of Human (Step II) (2019 LP)

June 5, 2019

Enigmatic, ethereal and endearing AURORA, has at last released the response to her call, A Different Kind Of Human (Step II), following up her 2018 release Infections of a Different Kind (Step I). Like many artists of this moment, more and more performers are turning their lyrical focus towards ecological themes, and cries to save the Earth. […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: A Dog Called Money sees the worlds of music and video collide

June 5, 2019

Inspiration can strike at any time. But if you’re an artist like PJ Harvey you may choose to go in search of this illusiveness. A Dog Called Money is a music documentary that depicts the process that spawned the album, The Hope 6 Demolition Project. The result is a beautifully-shot film that can be uneven […]

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Glenfiddich have launched a double decker whisky bus in Australia

June 5, 2019

A clarion call to whiskey lovers far and wide, Glenfiddich just last week has celebrated the launch of the venerable Glenfiddich Whisky Wanderer. “What on Earth is the Whiskey Wanderer?!” you ask? It’s an original 1972 vintage Leyland double-decker bus cum mobile whiskey lounge. More than ten meters long and four meters wide, this magnificent […]

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Track of the Day: The Teskey Brothers “Hold Me” (2019)

June 5, 2019

Melbourne soul outfit The Teskey Brothers are sticky true the wholesome, Motown-indebted sound that has turned them into one of the country’s finest bands with new single (and video) “Hold Me”. It’s more of that irresistible foot-stomping and hand-clapping funk, leaving the city behind for the open air of the country, both in song and […]

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