Day: 14 December 2020

Live Review: Ukiyo – Jack Rabbit Slim’s, Perth (12.12.20)

Fledging Perth producer Ukiyo, aka Timothy Arnott, may have garnered money-can’t-buy endorsements from Will Smith and Pharrell Williams but that wasn’t enough to genuinely draw a crowd for his maiden album launch at Jack Rabbit Slim’s in his hometown on Saturday night. It may have been a thin turn-out for the self-titled album launch, but…

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‘Jumbo’ is Mounties new Chinese Seafood Restaurant

Award-winning venue, Mounties at Mt Pritchard, has launched their second new restaurant for the venue with Jumbo Seafood. After the success of Modern Australian restaurant, The Oven last September, Chinese restaurant, Jumbo Seafood brings to the menu authentic Asian-inspired dishes. “We listened to our members who have hinted for a long time that a greater…

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QT launches Cinema Club with Four Pillars Gin Cocktails

As the end of the year approaches, what better way to celebrate and catch up with friends than to watch your favourite movies and sip on some well deserved cocktails? With private screenings for up to 28 people per session, QT is launching an underground cinema club. Whether you’re a lover of action, romance, horror…

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Google Pixel 5 Review: Almost my favourite phone of 2020. Almost.

There’s a lot to love about the Google Pixel 5. Quite a lot actually. In the face of the relentless trend of high-end phone brands splitting their newest flagship into multiple iterations to appeal to different budgets, the indelible company has decided to be different. Yet again. For their new flagship, Google have bowed out…

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Here’s your first look inside the long-awaited Aman in New York City

Aman is a name that often – okay, always – sends shivers down the spines of hotel enthusiasts. I’m one of those, and if it wasn’t for COVID-19 I would this year have had a big, green, proud, enthusiastic tick next to the “stay at Aman Tokyo, finally” underlined a million times on my mental…

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Sonos Arc Review: Simply the best soundbar out

The Playbar and Playbase are no longer the top-of-the-line offers for Sonos’ multi-room prowess. The pinnacle of transforming your TVs sound with Dolby Atmos and high-fidelity audio is now the Sonos Arc. And what a soundbar it is. Sonos took their time getting into the Dolby Atmos game while competitors would breeze past time. It’s…

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Track of the Week: Lapwing “Hope Christmas Gets You To Me” (2020)

It’s time for our last featured track of the year, so let’s end 2020 with something that sums up exactly how we’re all feeling after this wild AF year – a little bit sad, a little bit hopeful, and a little bit festive. Lapwing‘s “Hope Christmas Gets You To Me” ticks all those boxes. The…

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Interview: Kinder on “Come Along”, writing camps and growing as singers

Hailing from Maitland, NSW, sister duo Kinder are injecting the Australian music landscape with a sorely missed Ghanaian influence. Briony and Savannah Osei recently released their single “Come Along” with A.GIRL, teaming up through Ricochet writing camp run by KLP. Bonding over the sense of community in their respective heritages, “Come Along” combines a Ghanaian…

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My Brilliant Career

Theatre Review: My Brilliant Career is an anti love story you can’t help but fall in love with at Belvoir

Sybylla Melvyn announces (triumphantly and somewhat without apology) that this is a play all about herself. Stuck on her family property as the eldest of eight, her drunken father (Jason Chong) has squandered much of the family resources while her mother (Blazey Best), keen to marry her off, is worried she’s too plain. In strong…

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Un-Cook Yourself

Interview: Nat’s What I Reckon on Un-cook Yourself: A Ratbag’s Rules For Life, stand up comedy and his bucket list

Nat’s What I Reckon has had a massive year, even by his own reckoning, “2020 is a hard year to beat.” He wowed the world with his frank take on bottled pasta sauce, toured his sold-out stand up show, spoke at BIGSOUND and hosted Rage on the ABC. And, now he’s adding author to his…

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Din Tai Fung now delivers frozen hampers full of dumplings and more

With the popularity of their home delivery service during the more intense moments of this year’s ongoing pandemic, Din Tai Fung continue to look beyond their many Australian venues with two limited edition frozen hampers available for online orders and delivery. Designing many of their menu highlights so that they can be prepared and served…

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The 40 Best Australian Tracks of 2020

As voted by our contributors for the 12th consecutive year, we’re thrilled to end 2020 with a list of our favourite Australian songs of the year. Unlike the albums list you saw last week, today we’re keeping things simple: inviting you to listen to a playlist of the 40 tracks our writers chose. We hope…

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