Day: 19 September 2023

Yours & Owls

Set times released for 2023 Yours & Owls, and there is a new stage!

It’s not long to go now before Wollongong hosts one of our favourite festivals, the mighty Yours & Owls. The festival will be held on the weekend of the 14th and 15th October, having relocated to the grounds of the  University of Wollongong. The already impressive lineup was bolstered last week by the addition of…

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Two unmissable films added to the AFF 2023 program

Two exciting new UK films have just been added to the Adelaide Film Festival Program for 2023, Poor Things and Saltburn. Poor Things is by director Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster, The Favorite), generating Oscar buzz after its premiere at Venice Film Festival this year. The Australian premiere is to be screened in Adelaide this October….

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Interview: Retribution director Nimród Antal on contained action, working with Liam Neeson, and the films that inspired him

As a filmmaker Nimród Antal has effortlessly aligned himself within the action-thriller genre space.  Whether he’s terrorising Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale in the snuff-film horror Vacancy, or  exercising the limits of predator and prey in the science-fiction sequel Predators, the Hungarian director knows his way around a thrilling set-piece; something that came in handy…

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John Floreani of Trophy Eyes talks Suicide and Sunshine, solo projects and upcoming regional tour

Aussie alternative rock group Trophy Eyes have had a massive year. after releasing their fourth studio album, Suicide and Sunshine – an absolutely stellar piece of work – and embarking on a capital cities tour, they’re back and ready to set off on their regional tour with pals Dear Seattle. I had the absolute pleasure…

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Heaps Good 2023/2024 lineup announcement includes Flume, Foals and The Avalanches

Heaps Good Festival have just dropped the first lineup announcement for the New Year period and it’s a cracker. Acts include Flume, Foals, The Avalanches, SBTRKT, Basement Jaxx (DJ set), Declan McKenna, Griff, Holly Humberstone and more. After Adelaide’s incredible debut last year, Heaps Good Festival now includes Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl on New Year’s Eve…

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Fears and overcoming: a moment with NZ musician you need to know, Reb Fountain

For Reb Fountain, music has been innate to her since childhood. “My parents emigrated to New Zealand (from Southern California) and we’d always have music in the family,” the enigmatic performer explains. “Music was the way that we connected to other migrant families, particularly ….My dad would make up a songbook and we’d sing along….

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Game Review: Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun is a solid, yet shallow retro shooter

I’ve never really been into the Warhammer 40,000 universe, aside from a few video game entries here and there; but would be lying if I said I wasn’t interested in the lore. Big, hulking soldiers equipped with chainswords, battling waves of enemy aliens? Sign me up. It is in that same thought that Warhammer 40,000:…

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Laurie Steed

Book Review: Laurie Steed’s Love, Dad is more than a parenting memoir

Laurie Steed‘s second book, Love, Dad, came out just in time for Father’s Day. It was not, as you might expect, a treatise on how to be a good father. Instead it’s a memoir of one man’s experience of fatherhood, along with a collection of musings on how to be a good father, a good man, and…

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The National

The National to return to Australia in 2024

The National are heading back to Australia, for their first tour since 2018. In exciting news for fans of the iconic Cincinnati band, they will be accompanied by very special guests, Fleet Foxes and Annie Hamilton. The National will be playing at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Brisbane’s Riverstage, Sydney’s Aware Super Theatre, and Perth’s…

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How to introduce colourful rugs to your space

At its very fundamental level, interior design can be just as important to your well-being as meditation and a nice, long walk. While that may sound overly dramatic to some, we think it’s been well-documented just how much designing your own space impacts your level of comfort and even your confidence. Take the phrase “house…

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