Day: 22 March 2021

Pip Williams

Pip Williams and The Dictionary of Lost Words are the big winners at the Indie Book Awards 2021

March 22, 2021

For the second year the Indie Book Awards have been announced online, with The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams announced as Australian independent booksellers’ favourite book of the year. On winning the award, Pip Williams hailed the work of Australia’s independent booksellers as they adapted to working in a pandemic lockdown: “The Dictionary […]

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Opera Kitchen is now a vibrant Italian & Japanese food hall

March 22, 2021

It’s one of Sydney’s most sought after dining spots, given it sides right up to Sydney Harbour, and now Opera Kitchen has reopened with a fresh new approach to dining. The venue is now a multi-cuisine food hall, giving Opera Bar more than a few new neighbours for anyone keen to mix-and-match their dining experience. […]

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Thandi Phoenix

Interview: Thandi Phoenix on “Count Me Out”, creativity and staying inspired

March 22, 2021

Thandi Phoenix rose to international prominence with her feature on Rudimental‘s 2018 track, “My Way”. In 2019, she wowed her fans with her eponymous debut EP including hits such as “Say It” and “Cleopatra”, and now she’s following it up with her latest single “Count Me Out”. The Sydney artist places her silken RnB voice on […]

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Sad King Billy

Exclusive Single Premiere: Sad King Billy “Bad Man” (2021)

March 22, 2021

Sad King Billy is the solo project of Julian Peet, a native of Perth in Western Australia. We are thrilled to be premiering his latest release “Bad Man” today, ahead of its official release. The track is off the upcoming Sad King Billy album, Mental Wealth, due to be released in 2021. His songs explore […]

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Review: A vital title for the Nintendo Switch

March 22, 2021

It disturbs me just how often Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is overlooked and underrated when it comes to talking about the great action-RPGs of the past decade. Skyrim? Sure. Dark Souls? Definitely. The Witcher 3? You betcha. All three games were superior of KoA, but that doesn’t at all diminish just how intensely playable and […]

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Junipalooza Sydney eyes August launch with a two-day homage to gin

March 22, 2021

Two-day gin superfest Junipalooza is eyeing an August 2021 debut for its Sydney iteration, following five successful years staging its Melbourne festival. The homage to all things gin will be taking over Carriageworks on 28th and 29th August, rounding up dozens of distillers under the one roof. Given the way the festival works and its […]

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4 ways you can enjoy Japan online right now

March 22, 2021

Now that it’s coming into spring in Japan, the days are getting longer, the sun is somehow shining a little brighter, and the cherry blossoms are about to bloom; in short, it’s the best time of year to be in Japan. Unfortunately, because of ‘you know what’ popping over to Japan for a cheeky visit […]

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Travel Gear: Icebreaker’s City Label is a game-changer for the brand

March 22, 2021

New Zealand brand Icebreaker may be best known for travel apparel that you’d wear far outside of any dense concrete settings, but their still-fresh City label plays by a different set of rules. Although timing may have been a bit off, Icebreaker’s tightly curated City capsule launched early last year and has instantly become an […]

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