Day: 14 July 2020

Audio Settings: Songs to prepare you for Ghost of Tsushima

July 14, 2020

Ghost of Tsushima marks the end of an era. It is the final first-party exclusive for the PlayStation 4, which is both bittersweet and hard to believe. Ghost of Tsushima is an open-world samurai adventure developed by Sucker Punch. It recalls the drama and majesty of Kurosawa in full flight, putting players in the shoes […]

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Film Review: The King of Staten Island is a surprisingly grounded film that operates more as a showcase for Pete Davidson’s dramatic capabilities

July 14, 2020

So you should know going into The King of Staten Island that, yes, director Judd Apatow hasn’t changed his aesthetic in terms of narrative length or character ingredients.  A too-long comedic drama (emphasis on the drama here) focusing on a typical man-child who’s failed to launch himself, Staten Island hopes to be more endearing than […]

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Bunnings’ sausage sizzle to return across Australia this month

July 14, 2020

Weekend snags are set to return as Bunnings stores across Australia bring back the ridiculously popular sausage sizzle tradition. Though it’s been an identity-forming food staple since the 90s, Bunnings hit the pause button on sausage sizzles nationwide mid-March due to COVID-19. Now, the hardware chain has promised that they will be resuming the spirited […]

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BIGSOUND 2020 will go ahead, in a safety-first format

July 14, 2020

In what is great news for the music industry in Australia, the organisers of BIGSOUND have confirmed that the 2020 edition will proceed. This will be sixth edition of this important showcase of the best and brightest of emerging talent within the music industry. BIGSOUND will be held again in Fortitude Valley, over a condensed […]

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Realme C3 Review: When good looks can’t save you

July 14, 2020

For a budget smartphone, Realme’s C3 sure looks tempting. It’s Blazing Red colourway is a reliable head-turner with its richly textured ribbed finish and ability to shrug of fingerprints like a pro. It’s also large enough to at least pretend to be a top-tier phone. But for all it’s good looks, book-cover applies here, and […]

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Aria Restaurant is reopening with a new 1700-bottle wine bar

July 14, 2020

Matt Moran’s acclaimed Aria has announced the reopening of its doors on 14th July, with a massive change to part of the restaurant. Although things haven’t quite started off on the right foot for their 20th anniversary year, for obvious reasons, part of the dining institution will be transformed into a dedicated, 1700-bottle wine bar […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Tyrone Noonan “Black Dog” (2020)

July 14, 2020

One of the founding members of the ARIA-award winning band george, Tyrone Noonan has made a powerful return to music as a solo artist, releasing debut single, “Black Dog”. Lifted from his forthcoming album, Utopia?, which will be released later this year, the single is an upbeat and uplifting track that evokes an honest picture […]

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JBL brings high-end Dolby Atmos compatible Bar 9.1 to Australia

July 14, 2020

Given the recent strengthening of JBL’s Bar Series of soundbars with Bar 2.0, 2.1 and 5.1, the reliable brand is now bringing its top-line JBL Bar 9.1 to Australia. Notably, this is the first JBL soundbar compatible with Dolby Atmos, adding a substantial punch to the series complemented by streaming support for Google Chromecast and […]

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Grill’d is offering free Mighty Melbourne burgers to Victorians this week

July 14, 2020

Right up until 11:59pm on Thursday 16th July, ubiquitous burger chain Grill’d is offering freebies to Victorians facing a return to lockdown. It’s tough to be in Victoria right now. With cases of COVID-19 quickly rising in Melbourne, and the always ever-threat of it spreading significantly outside of the city, those in Australia’s second largest […]

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Track of the Day: Stevie Jean “Stress Me Out” (2020)

July 14, 2020

Versatile Northern Territorian Stevie Jean has just dropped another banger, this time a gritty tune called “Stress Me Out”. This follows on from her single “Bored” released earlier this year, and debut EP Blame Game which was released late 2019. Her ability to shift genres seems to have no end. Her collaboration on a remarkable […]

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Deliveroo is offering 20% off at more than 5,000 Melbourne restaurants

July 14, 2020

Deliveroo has announced that, in response to Melbourne being thrown back into stage-three lockdown, the food-delivery service will be offering a 20% discount to all customers who order from a local restaurant between Monday and Thursday, for at least the next two weeks. This offer will be available across 5,000 metro Melbourne restaurants on all […]

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