Day: 11 June 2020

Borderlands: Legendary Collection Review: A Worthy Return to Pandora

Borderlands remains one of the most important staples in recent gaming memory, as the granddaddy of looter shooters. Sure, many have learned, but none have quite mastered this unique blend of first-person gunplay, humour and exploration in the same way that Borderlands does. By now, most of us scavenged the land of Pandora, in search…

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Airport Lights

“Airport Lights”: Searching for a connection with Tully John and Liza-Jane

There’s no denying that COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the Australian music scene. Festivals have been cancelled or rescheduled, and countless tours have been grounded. Even though restrictions are starting to lift, there remains a great deal of uncertainty about the situation and the pandemic’s lasting impact on the country’s music and arts…

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Elsie Lange

Track of the Day: Elsie Lange “Adelaide” (2020)

Melbourne singer-songwriter Elsie Lange has released her new single, “Adelaide”. The track is the first single from her debut solo EP Talk To Me, which is set for release in August. Recorded with artist/producer Calum Newton, “Adelaide” grapples with the notion of being confused and far from home.  Although she is firmly in solo singer-songwriter…

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Jetlag The Podcast: How the touring industry was caught so off guard by the Coronavirus

The travel podcast Jetlag has today returned for a second season, its first episodes in more than two years, to bring to light different stories from an industry at a standstill due to a global pandemic. For the first episode, which is co-hosted by the AU’s founding editor Larry Heath, and digital marketer (and former…

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Conjure Women

Book Review: Afia Atakora delivers a cautionary tale about the narratives of history in Conjure Women

Set in the years immediately preceding and immediately after the American Civil War, Afia Atakora‘s debut novel Conjure Women is an exploration of both what it meant to be a woman and what it meant to be a slave in the Antebellum South. Conjure Women is the story of Rue, a ‘conjure woman’ in a small community made up…

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Cocktail recipes from the best bars in Monaco

Take your taste buds to the middle of the French Riviera and plant yourself in one of the world’s most luxurious destinations. That’s Monaco of course, the iconic city-state of every well-heeled traveller’s dreams and home to some of the ritziest bars in Europe. Don’t let the elegance fool you though; Monaco is serious about…

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The Last of Us Part II

Audio Settings: Songs to prepare you for The Last of Us Part II

The Last of Us Part II is almost upon us (finally!). One of the most anticipated video games of the last seven years, it promises to take the story of Ellie and Joel in an entirely new direction. Its soundtrack features licensed tracks from folk acts like Crooked Still and Shawn James, but the main…

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Top 10 at-home workouts for that post-iso body

After months of binge-watching Peaky Blinders and only wearing pants with elasticised waists or let’s be honest, no pants at all. I knew it was time to start salvaging my beach bod. After all, how could I expect Cillian Murphy to run away with me when I’m sat on the couch eating dry noodles and…

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Deep Down Happy

Album of the Week: Sports Team deliver on the hype on their debut Deep Down Happy (2020 LP)

There’s an immediate punch to Sports Team‘s sound that intrigues you from their opening notes. A certain level of brashness, and a fast-and-loose approach to their debut album Deep Down Happy that sets you in step to instantly love the release. The English six-piece have built a loyal and passionate following on UK shores. That has allowed them…

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As Splendour cancel, Coachella may delay festival until late 2021 – and they’re not alone

It’s been a sad (though perhaps inevitable) run of news this week for some of our favourite music festivals. Billboard are reporting that iconic Californian Festival Coachella are set to officially cancel their rescheduled 2020 dates, along with their sister festival Stagecoach. This follows on from Splendour in the Grass in Australia, who officially announced…

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