Day: 10 October 2019

Live Review: Noah Gundersen proves a talent beyond his years at spellbinding Toronto Lover show

October 10, 2019

It’s been 7 years since I last saw Seattle based singer/songwriter Noah Gundersen. Then, he had a lot less tattoos. Me, a lot less facial hair. In that time he’s gone on to release four more albums and work with Glorietta. His latest, Lover, hit our headphones at the end of August. It’s a stunning record that deserves to […]

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Dragon Quest XI S Review: simply the best JRPG in years – a Switch essential

October 10, 2019

Those already familiar with Dragon Quest XI S would be nodding, big grin on their face, when I write that this is not only one of the best JRPGs to arrive in years, but the single best entry in a legendary series that has spanned decades. That in itself is quite the feat, seeing as […]

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Paul Feig is coming to Australia to promote his George Michael inspired feature Last Christmas

October 10, 2019

Christmas comes early this year as director Paul Feig has been announced to tour Australia to unveil his new romantic comedy, Last Christmas. Universal Pictures announced today that the director will visit Sydney and Melbourne between November 4th and 6th, 2019 for a series of press opportunities. Feig is a writer, producer and director whose […]

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Track of the Day: Phantogram “In a Spiral” (2019)

October 10, 2019

New York duo Phantogram have just dropped a new single and it’s everything fans of the band would be hoping for. High energy, incredible beats, references to K-holes and enough bass to get anyone dancing. The production is massive, and Sarah’s vocals are unmistakably strong. Phantogram at their best? Absolutely. Of the inspiration behind “In […]

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Live Review: Kamasi Washington and his flawless jazz spectacle hit Sydney Opera House

October 10, 2019

Forget harmony, Kamasi Washington and his exceptional band, The Next Step, are here to preach the virtue of divergence. Well, not entirely; they are here to show how top-tier musicians can veer off onto their own paths, only to meet back at one singular spot, occasionally checking in on the boiling butter of our melted […]

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Book Review: Josephine Rowe’s Here Until August is a collection to savour

October 10, 2019

Josephine Rowe‘s newest collection of short stories, Here Until August is a slim but beautiful looking collection. It’s striking blue and purple cover makes you want to pick it up. And you should, because what is inside is just as fascinating as out. It begins with the story “Glisk” (winner of the 2016 ABR/Elizabeth Jolley Prize) […]

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Interview: Olympia talks about bringing Flamingo to Europe, playing David Lynch’s Silencio Bar and her love of film

October 10, 2019

While at the annual Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany last month, we sat down with Australian artist Olympia to talk about her new album Flamingo, taking it on the road to Europe, while playing iconic venues like Amsterdam’s Paradiso and David Lynch’s Silencio Bar in Paris. As you do. She also talks about her love of […]

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Google Pixel 3a XL Review: If you want incredible value, here it is

October 10, 2019

Now that the Google Pixel 3 and its XL version have shown what the company is capable of when it comes to premium features and computational photography, the streamlined Google Pixel 3a (and 3a XL) test the team’s ability to balance a much lower price bracket with similar power, taking them into uncharted non-premium territory. […]

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