Author: Genevieve Morris

The Wheel of Time and Neil Gaiman are coming to Amazon Prime Video

October 5, 2018

A subsidiary of Amazon, known as Amazon Studios focuses on developing TV series, distributing and producing films and comics from online submissions and crowd-sourced feedback. The company have dropped some pretty exciting news at a star studded Amazon Prime Video event in London. Now, if you don’t know what Amazon Prime Video is, then you’re like a […]

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4 more acts not to miss at Australian Music Week as 40 more artists and conference program details are added

September 28, 2018

Sometimes leading trends in music can become boring and predictable. From 7th to the 9th of November, Australian Music Week celebrates the artists going at it a bit differently, down at the Shire. Lather on that sunscreen and come feel the heat of Australia’s most accessible, grassroots music industry conference. With a focus on real […]

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Gig Guide: 9 shows not to miss in Sydney this October

September 27, 2018

It’s the end of September and we are reaching to grasp the Summer Holidays and Christmas celebration, but just can’t quite get there. Stop reaching for holidays and start grabbing tickets because life doesn’t have to be mundane with great live music around everywhere. Here are nine great gigs in Sydney this October that will […]

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What we learned at the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Australian Music (PFOAM) event

September 27, 2018

Politicians and Musicians don’t often see eye to eye, especially of late in NSW, but on Wednesday night at the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Australian Music (PFOAM), songwriters, musicians, recording artists and key industry leaders joined forces in Macquarie Street to illustrate the importance of contemporary music for Australia – not just for starting parties but […]

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Interview: Dan Haggis from The Wombats (UK) talks his upcoming solo album and the future of the band

September 27, 2018

On the eve their new Australian tour, English pop rockers The Wombats’ drummer Dan Haggis reveals to The AU Review that he is planning a new solo album to be released next year. Aussie favourites The Wombats are touring the world again on the back of their hugely successful 5th album Beautiful People Will Ruin […]

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Live Review: Ball Park Music, San Cisco and Ruby Fields deliver four hours of wonderful madness in Canberra

September 24, 2018

Everyone knows these days, “how Australian you are” comes down to how many Ball Park Music concerts you’ve seen. After five albums and a gazillion national tours it’s only fair that this Australian icon makes its way on to our $100 dollar note . Embodying everything we love about Australia and just being an all round […]

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Music Matters Interview: Veronica Fusaro (Switzerland) talks upcoming releases and songwriting

September 20, 2018

Up and coming Swiss singer-songwriter Veronica Fusaro showcased her soulful, passionate pop at this years Music Matters in Singapore and sat down with Larry to discuss all things music! Fusaro has now released two EPs and has become a pro at touring since the release of her most recent EP ICE COLD. Shocked at the […]

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Magic: The Gathering Arena enters Open Beta

September 20, 2018

The Open Beta launch date for the digital version of the world’s first strategy card game, Magic: The Gathering Arena has today been announced by creators Wizards of the Coast.  Over the past six months, the game has been played by only lucky fans in the Closed Beta, with September 28 marking the day all […]

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Track of the Day: Jon Hopkins “Singularity” (2018)

September 20, 2018

Today saw Jon Hopkins release what he described as “the single most epic video I’ve ever made.” It’s pretty clear within seconds of watching that this is completely justified, and not just some egocentric statement. The video in question accompanies “Singularity”, the title track from his latest record, and is a continuation of the expansive soundscape […]

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Music Matters Interview: Your Girl Pho (WA) talks about the flourishing Perth music scence

September 20, 2018

Neo-Soul artist from Western Australia Your Girl Pho is strikingly unconventional in her music, and her fabulous baby pink outfit – Juicy with a strong kick of spice, just like a good Pho. Originally a solo project (just Phoebe Gunson and her laptop), drums and saxophone have now been added, changing the entire set. Having […]

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With a #NotOn showcase, Brisbane is making noise to help end violence against women

September 20, 2018

In 2015 Queensland based musicians used their unique and powerful platform to take a lead on the national campaign #NotOn. Domestic violence still takes the life of one Australian woman each week, and #NotOn aims to make it clear that violence against women is… not on! On Sunday November 18th The Triffid, Newstead is showcasing […]

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Album of the Week: Thundamentals – I Love Songs (2018 LP)

September 18, 2018

Over the last 12 months the Australian hip hop scene has seen an overhaul of the last era of popular artists like Seth Sentry and Bliss n Eso, handing over the baton to fresh new talent like Baker Boy and Kwame. Recently embarking on their 10 year anniversary tour “Dekade of the Thunderkat” and now releasing […]

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Track of the Day: JVLY “milk&honey” (2018)

September 13, 2018

Back in June, producer JVLY treated us to complex and trippy single “Blue Pill” heavily influenced by Shlohmo & Flying Lotus. Spending almost all his time in his room trying to recreate these sounds, his extremely productive period led him to become increasingly distant to reality . Three months later Kayle Butler aka JVLY’s most […]

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Star-studded tribute concert announced for late Sydney musician Luke Liang

September 13, 2018

At the end of August, tragic news surfaced that Sydney muso Luke Liang lost his battle with depression at just 28 years of age. Known for his keyboard and guitarist roles in Sydney based band Papa vs Pretty, he was one of Australia’s most active guns-for-hire, working with industry heavy weights, Alex the Astronaut, Jack […]

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116 live acts added to WAMFest in Perth: Here’s 6 to get excited about

September 13, 2018

Being the most isolated city in the world, Perth has always fostered its own local music scene, recently sharing successes Slumberjack, Ruby Fields and San Cisco with the rest of the country and world. WAMFest is an annual celebration of emerging homegrown artists, bands and producers spread across multiple venues and on November 2nd and […]

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Five Aussie acts you can’t miss at Falls Music & Arts Festival 2018/19

September 10, 2018

Every time New Years rolls around, Australians don’t turn to each other and say “should we go to a festival this year?” We good people of Australia turn to each other and say “oi mate, which festival are we hitting up this New Years?” New Years festivals like Falls Festival, Field Day, Lost Paradise and […]

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Live Review: MUTO resuscitated Canberra’s night life on Friday armed with his new EP Arcane

September 9, 2018

I made it just in time to Mr Wolf in Canberra on Friday night to let MUTO ease my frustrations (caused mainly by the door girl at the venue), as the Sydney artist performed his live show on the back of his debut EP Arcane.  With his velvety, moody electronic tones being unsuited to resident […]

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Track of the Day: Chloe Lilac “Summer” (2018)

September 7, 2018

Before we even had time to think about new music, Brooklyn-based teen Chloe Lilac has backed up her recent single “Stolen Liquor” with another vibrant new track “Summer”. From humble beginnings, sneaking out to perform on the streets of New York at just 14, Lilac’s passion for music and performance is echoed in her soulful […]

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Album Review: Old Cities – Old Cities I (2018 EP)

September 3, 2018

Sydney based artist Old Cities’ self-titled debut EP was released on Friday, mixed and produced by the man himself, Jordi White. Old Cities I paints the last 10 years of White’s life, written and recorded around the globe, each song embellished by these distinct influences. The EP carries an anthemic design, conjuring comparisons to Coldplay, Gang of […]

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8 events not to miss at the Brisbane Writers Festival 2018

August 31, 2018

Next week, The Brisbane Writers Festival will be welcomed by the city, taking over the State Library of Queensland precinct from September 6-9th. As always there is a smorgasbord of literary treats to choose from. But fear not! We are here to help you avoid that age old problem of the festival goer with too many […]

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The most anticipated games of 2018 I know nothing about

August 27, 2018

You want a new game to play but when trying to decide are just overwhelmed by the choice and brutal opinions being thrown at you by the gaming world? Sometimes you need to step back and look through a different lens. We have put together a list of some of the most anticipated games still […]

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Album Review: The Kooks – Let’s Go Sunshine (2018 LP)

August 27, 2018

The Kooks’ 5th Album Let’s Go Sunshine is the perfect accompaniment to the Greatest Hits Tour they’ve just embarked on, modestly named their “Best of Tour.” The Brit band have had a big year, opening for music royalty The Rolling Stones, and in the new year they’ll be rolling in to Beyond the Valley in Lardner […]

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