Author: Danica Jones

Writer for the AU Review, a lover of books, poetry, good food, travel and adventure. Follow her personal instagram @x3danica or her poetry instagram @danicajoneswrites

Track of the Day: Peak Park “Please Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself” (2020)

May 29, 2020

“Please Don’t Be Hard On Yourself” is Peak Park’s latest single with a powerful message. The Melbourne-based three-piece music project has shed light on the awareness and importance of mental health. The track features a kaleidoscope of musical elements with alternative-rock and uplifting electronic-space-pop waves. Relatable and deep sentiments are illustrated with honest and profound […]

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Recipe: Creamy Mushroom Risotto with Crispy Bacon

May 24, 2020

During these unprecedented times, when staying at home is of the utmost importance, us here at The AU Review are going to be doing everything we can to help readers live their best lives, indoors. As with many other media companies who typically focus on getting folks out and about, we’re shifting to adapt to […]

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Track of the Day: Ally Rendall “How This Ends” (2020)

May 22, 2020

Cambodian-born singer from Brisbane, Ally Rendall, has unveiled her latest single “How This Ends”. The 16-year old artist has emerged with exceptional talent and her debut single,“ Who Will Love U” has soared with over 20k streams. “How This Ends” represents the downfalls and finality of a relationship with serene acoustics that cascade throughout the […]

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Archie Rose launches Hunter Valley Shiraz Spirit to support bushfire recovery

May 21, 2020

In light of the devastation 19/20 Australian, Sydney’s Archie Rose Distilling Co. will be releasing a three-part series dedicated to the Hunter Valley wine community and its enduring spirit. Hunter Valley Shiraz is an Eau de Vie distilled spirit and the first product in the series. The release also augments their latest range, the Trials […]

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Hunter Valley’s Talits Estate launches virtual wine tastings

May 18, 2020

Hunter Valley’s award winning Talits Estate has launched virtual wine tastings for the opening of their Cellar Door. The family-owned vineyard is situated on an extensive 26-acres with inspired French Provincial décor surrounded by beguiling bush land. Wine packages are now available and will be delivered directly to your doorstep. Live virtual sessions will be […]

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Recipe: Kaeng Khiao Wan from Amari Hotels, Thailand

May 16, 2020

During these unprecedented times, when staying at home is of the utmost importance, us here at The AU Review are going to be doing everything we can to help readers live their best lives, indoors. As with many other media companies who typically focus on getting folks out and about, we’re shifting to adapt to […]

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Track of the Day: Scarlet Parke “Pretend” (2020)

May 15, 2020

Seattle-based artist, Scarlet Parke returns with her latest single “Pretend”, produced by Jake Crocker. After releasing her debut LP, Flight Risk, the artist is known for channeling raw emotions and experiences into her music. The track evokes nostalgic feelings towards an ex-lover with an eclectic side of smooth r&b-pop-trap beats. The recurring lyrics throughout the […]

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Track of the Day: Chris Lanzon “Melancholy” (2020)

May 8, 2020

Introducing “Melancholy” , Chris Lanzon’s debut EP and the name of our track of the day. Following success from standout track “Still”, the Sydney-based artist transcends the indie genre and brings forward a raw and beautiful track. As the intro song of the EP, “Melancholy” lures our attention with stunning, somber piano chords played immaculately. […]

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Recipe: Roast Lamb from Three Blue Ducks’ Darren Robertson

May 7, 2020

During these unprecedented times, when staying at home is of the utmost importance, us here at The AU Review are going to be doing everything we can to help readers live their best lives, indoors. As with many other media companies who typically focus on getting folks out and about, we’re shifting to adapt to […]

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“Better By Half” is Jacob’s Creek new low calorie wine collection

May 5, 2020

With many Australians opting for healthier alternatives and maintaining a balanced lifestyle, Jacob’s Creek has introduced their latest wine range, ‘Better By Half’. With this new range, the renowned wine label is catering to those who want to enjoy a beverage without the guilt or anyone looking for more conscious drinking. Containing half the calories […]

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Track of the Day: Trace Decay “Sad Dance” (2020)

April 30, 2020

Having sold out shows in their hometown Melbourne, up-and-coming duo, Trace Decay have released their latest single, “Sad Dance”. To date, the indie-rock pair have released two singles, “Hindsight” and “Passivity”. Gaining popular demand from multiple radio stations such as Triple J, Purple Sneakers and Abduction Radiation (USA). The track presents a complex mixture of spellbinding beats […]

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Recipe: Shrimp Tinga Tacos & Pistachio Guac from Sonoma County

April 25, 2020

During these unprecedented times, when staying at home is of the utmost importance, us here at The AU Review are going to be doing everything we can to help readers live their best lives, indoors. As with many other media companies who typically focus on getting folks out and about, we’re shifting to adapt to […]

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Track of the Day: Karma Kids “Matrix” (2020)

April 24, 2020

Uniquely depicted as “Emocore” (emo, pop punk and metalcore), Karma Kids from Indianapolis, have announced their latest single, “Matrix” featuring Jaret Reddick of Bowling for Soup. Forming the band in 2019, they unveiled their debut album Dystopian Dream Part One: American Mind in February. Probing the effects of different mental health disorders. “Matrix” features on […]

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Recipe: Salmon Tartar from Sofitel Marrakech

April 23, 2020

During these unprecedented times, when staying at home is of the utmost importance, us here at The AU Review are going to be doing everything we can to help readers live their best lives, indoors. As with many other media companies who typically focus on getting folks out and about, we’re shifting to adapt to […]

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Recipe: Scallops Chartreuse from Fairmont Royal Palm Marrakech

April 22, 2020

During these unprecedented times, when staying at home is of the utmost importance, us here at The AU Review are going to be doing everything we can to help readers live their best lives, indoors. As with many other media companies who typically focus on getting folks out and about, we’re shifting to adapt to […]

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Recipe: No.5 Restaurant’s Char Siu Glazed Pork Ribs

April 21, 2020

During these unprecedented times, when staying at home is of the utmost importance, us here at The AU Review are going to be doing everything we can to help readers live their best lives, indoors. As with many other media companies who typically focus on getting folks out and about, we’re shifting to adapt to […]

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Din Tai Fung opens online store for dumplings and sauces

April 21, 2020

Din Tai Fung has launched an online ordering site, with many of the products they use available for home delivery. While winter slowly approaches and isolation remains, you can stock up on some frozen goods supplied by the venue so you can try recreate their delicious dumplings and other dishes at home. Delivering an assortment […]

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Sydney favourites Monopole, Yellow, Cirrus and Bentley are now delivering

April 20, 2020

With the launch of several restaurant groups providing at-home dining services, Bentley Group is now taking part. That means all four of their acclaimed restaurants, Bentley Restaurant + Bar, Monopole, Yellow and Cirrus, will be delivering restaurant-quality meals straight to your doorstep. Four unique menus have been specially designed by co-owner and chef Brent Savage, […]

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Sonoma County

Recipe: Spaghetti All’Amatriciana with Insalata Tricolore from Sonoma County

April 20, 2020

During these unprecedented times, when staying at home is of the utmost importance, us here at The AU Review are going to be doing everything we can to help readers live their best lives, indoors. As with many other media companies who typically focus on getting folks out and about, we’re shifting to adapt to […]

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Track of the Day: IV DANTE “By Herself” (2020)

April 17, 2020

Success has skyrocketed for Melbourne newcomers, IV DANTE, following their notable singles “#800080” and “Napping in Night Clubs”. Now returning with their latest single, “By Herself”, taken from their recently released EP, Purple. Alongside bands such as The 1975, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Gang of Youths; IV DANTE embrace the genre of 80’s rock meets indie-pop. Vocalist Danté […]

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Track of the Day: Venture Boi “She Keeps Me In Her Locket” (2020)

April 9, 2020

The newest single, “She Keeps Me In Her Locket” by Venture Boi has graced our speakers and demands our attention. Originally from Birmingham, AL, the band has made their presence felt by exploring diverse genres of music. Lead vocalist Matt Sanderlin, has probed various styles such as pop, electric, folk, space-punk, with influences from Beach […]

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All Time Low

Album Review: All Time Low return with the cathartic Wake Up, Sunshine

April 3, 2020

After tugging our emotions by re-recording their nostalgic Still Nothing Personal: A Ten Year Tribute, acclaimed pop-punk band All Time Low are back with their latest album: Wake Up, Sunshine. The Baltimore band were formed in 2003, and have had eight successful studio albums and counting. For this new album, lead vocalist Alex Gaskarth describes their […]

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TOWNS

Track of the Day: TOWNS “Stardust” (2020)

April 3, 2020

Adelaide-based duo, TOWNS have released their new single “Stardust”, premiering on Triple J Good Nights just this week. The up-and-coming alternative rock band have displayed exceeding success after releasing their single “Safe To Stay” with over 280,000 streams on Spotify. Whilst embarking on three national tours including runs with Dear Seattle, Bugs, and Eat Your Heart […]

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Six Senses

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay introduces “The Water Retreat”

March 13, 2020

Acclaimed luxury brand Six Senses, with 18 hotels and resorts, and 30 spas in 21 countries, have recently revealed the newest addition to their renowned Six Senses Ninh Van Bay resort in Vietnam. Titled “The Water Retreat,” the new lodging seek to further immerse guests in the resort’s unforgettable location. The brand new property is […]

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Boys Like Girls return to Australia for a throwback tour this April

March 13, 2020

If you haven’t heard yet, the fusion pop-punk-emo band from Boston, Boys Like Girls is returning to Australia, after almost a decade, to perform a national tour. After forming the band in 2005, the success of their self-titled album in 2006 spread across the world leading with their smash hit singles ‘The Great Escape’ and […]

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Meatstock Sydney

Program announced for annual Meatstock Sydney festival

February 19, 2020

The mighty Meatstock, one of Sydney’s most popular food festivals, is entering into its fifth year as it plans a massive return to Sydney Showgrounds. The annual carnivore carnival, now stretched to three days of bottomless BBQ, bands and booze, has a few new changes in store as well. In addition to the now classic […]

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Tigerlily’s top five tips on balancing wellness and travel

February 13, 2020

Not only is she one of Australia’s most successful DJ exports, the eternally vibrant DJ Tigerlily (AKA Dara Hayes) is now increasingly known for her sharp focus on all things wellness. Whilst travelling, performing and partying all over the world, the rainbow-haired DJ and producer has managed to maintain a noticeably healthy lifestyle, influential amongst […]

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BunBar: the new Manly joint challenging how we think about burgers

February 6, 2020

A new burger bar concept has emerged in Manly, rethinking the very idea of what a burger could be, by focusing on the bun. It’s no surprise that more and more burger lovers are swapping traditional carb-heavy buns for healthier alternatives, such as the ubiquitous naked lettuce wraps. BunBar seems to thrive on this evolution, […]

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Melbourne’s sustainable rooftop farm restaurant launches “AcreLand”

January 29, 2020

With the launch of Acre Farm & Eatery in December of last year, Melbourne’s Burwood Brickworks brought to life an urban, sustainable rooftop farm accompanied by farm-to-table dining experiences at Glasshouse Café and Farmhouse Restaurant. Now, Acre is taking things to another level with acreLand, a program of events utilising their rooftop farm. Beginning 1st […]

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Mary’s will open their first permanent Melbourne restaurant next week

January 12, 2020

They say good things come to those who wait, and Melbourne is officially done waiting, as the highly anticipated opening of Sydney-born brand Mary’s is finally around the corner. After ubiquitous success in Sydney – from the Newtown original to the more upmarket Mary’s Underground – the crew behind Mary’s are done teasing Melbourne with […]

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