Day: 26 May 2020

HyperX Cloud Flight S Review: Take flight

It’s been a minute since I’ve reviewed a Hyper X headset. Over the last few years, HyperX have gone from a PC hardware manufacturer famous for high performance memory and gaming drives, to a real contender in the peripheral space. With the Cloud Flight S, the latest premium tier addition to their lineup, HyperX looks…

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Hockey Dad to launch new album Brain Candy at “Alive At The Drive-In” at Bulli Showgrounds

Duo Hockey Dad have found a novel way of launching a new album. They will be launching their new LP Brain Candy at the Bulli Showground in Wollongong, on the 31st July. The album will be played in full, including  “I Missed Out”, “Itch” and “In This State”. The night will be similar in style…

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Interview: Runaway Belles on lockdown, livestreams, and latest single “The Weekend”

Performers and housemates Tash Parker and Emma Angelesy have joined forces to create Runaway Belles. Fresh off the release of their first single, “The Weekend“, and a series of weekly livestream performances, we caught up with the Tasmanian folk duo to find out more! Firstly, thanks for your time girls! Pleasure! Thanks for having us….

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Sydney Fringe partners with international festivals to present digital global fringe festival

Yesterday, Sydney Fringe Festival became one of the latest victims of the COVID-19 lockdowns, announcing that its September 2020 run would be cancelled. Festival CEO Kerri Glasscock said: “We are devastated not to be presenting our annual festival but the uncertainty and risk no longer make it viable for us proceed this year. Instead of…

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Cape Byron Distillery has released a limited edition kumquat gin

Co-founder and distiller of NSW-based Cape Byron Distillery, Eddie Brook, is paying ode to his Grandma with his newly release, limited-edition kumquat gin. Dubbed “Shirl the Pearl”, the unique gin has been made available to the public with just 650 bottles available at the distillery’s Cellar Door and online store. With state travel set to…

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Recipe: Desert Rose Cocktail from InterContinental Dubai Marina

During these unprecedented times, when staying at home is of the utmost importance, us here at The AU Review are going to be doing everything we can to help readers live their best lives, indoors. As with many other media companies who typically focus on getting folks out and about, we’re shifting to adapt to…

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Melting Moments

Book Review: One woman’s life tracks gently alongside the pull of history in Anna Goldsworthy’s Melting Moments

It is hard to believe that Melting Moments is a debut novel. Not only is the name Anna Goldsworthy a familiar one in the Australian literary scene, but the writing inside this novel is so accomplished that it feels effortless to read. Melting Moments is the story of Ruby, following her from her days as a young woman,…

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CJ Stranger

Track of the Day: CJ Stranger “Fool’s Gold” (2020)

CJ Stranger, the alter-ego of singer-songwriter Cameron Henderson, has continued to tease his forthcoming album, Hey Stranger, with a new single. “Fool’s Gold” is the third single released from the album, and follows on from “Strange One” (2019) and “Outlaw” (2020). “Fool’s Gold” is a satisfying stripped back and slow burning slice of alt-country. It’s…

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modern anxiety

Album Review: On modern anxiety (2020 LP) Josef Salvat strikes a balance between style and substance

Josef Salvat’s sophomore album modern anxiety is one that rewards repeat listens. I write this as someone who initially didn’t really rate it highly. Sure, several of the singles really hit their mark, but on first listen the album as a whole didn’t work for me. Yet, further listens, and closer listens, reveal an album…

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North Bondi Fish brings back the classics for new takeaway menu

Beloved beachside eatery North Bondi Fish has now launched a special takeaway menu to adjust to the ever-changing dynamic of a global pandemic. Although Sydney is starting to see restaurants open back up for 10 diners at a time, takeaway is still very much the smartest play for those who still want to experience their…

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