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25 years on, South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncut remains one of the best movie musicals and as timely as ever

Feeling old, buddy? This month, the big screen adaptation of South Park, South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncut, celebrates its 25th anniversary. Debuting at the end of June 1999, the film was amongst the most controversial of a year filled with controversial but successful, MPAA R-Rated films. You had The Matrix, which had been an…

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Exploring the benefits of townhome living

Since 1976, Metricon has been at the forefront of the homebuilding scene. With a strong presence stretching across Victoria, South Australia, Queensland, and New South Wales, Metricon has played a pivotal role in creating a diverse range of homes for Australian families. With Australia’s soaring housing market prices, young couples and first-time homebuyers are seeking…

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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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Food Review: Calle Rey fuses Peruvian, Mexican and Japanese influences into an ambitious plant-based feast

It’s been a while since I last ventured into a fusion restaurant, let alone one that skillfully harmonizes not just two, but three distinct culinary traditions into a symphony of flavors. Calle Rey has masterfully achieved this feat, exuding both confidence and finesse through its plant-based and gluten-free menu. The abundance of exquisite diversity in…

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Game Review: Pikmin 4 provides some charmingly unique strategy

Nintendo’s sequels are somewhat known for how long they take to brew. Pikmin joins the ranks of Metroid, Fire Emblem and Zelda as one of Nintendo’s most iconic yet elusive properties, to the point you’d be forgiven for forgetting the Pikmin franchise even existed. The last numbered title was released way back in 2013 back…

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Caravana Sun

Tour Diary: Caravãna Sun take us through their European tour that just wrapped up

Caravãna Sun is very much a band on the up. If there was one Australian band at the Byron Bay Bluesfest this year that had plenty of hype around them, it was this one. They have a raucous energy and are all ridiculously gifted musicians. Watching them live, it’s difficult to know quite where to…

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Ellery Cohen “Demons”

Alt-pop artist Ellery Cohen is about to drop latest single “Demons” and we’re stoked to be able to bring you an exclusive look at the track’s music video! “Demons” was a long-time coming for Ellery, who emerged from the Melbourne lockdowns with a newfound approach to both life and music. Working with No Frills Twins’…

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BuyEssays.net: Meet the Writing Features Available 24/7

BuyEssays.net has attracted some of the most qualified and talented writers online. So when you need a quality academic project, the company is there to offer a selection of writers and editors, each with a vast experience in a range of disciplines. With so many competitors appearing in the market, becoming a trusted service has…

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Woodlock “Sunday Drive” (2022)

Today we’re sharing the exclusive video premiere of Woodlock‘s “Sunday Drive“! It’s the third single to come from the trio’s upcoming Bermuda Sea EP, due for release in early August. Woodlock, consisting of brothers Zech Walters (guitar/vocals), Eze Walters (guitar/vocals), and friend Bowen Purcell (drums,), describe the new EP’s theme as “yearning”, of wanting to…

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Exclusive Album Premiere: Matthew Gilbert, Getting Over All Of It

Let’s us help you get through Hump Day with some new music! Today we’re sharing an exclusive look at Getting Over All Of It, the latest from indie-folk singer-songwriter Matthew Gilbert. Funded by Gilbert’s fans through a Kickstarter campaign, the sophomore release was penned and produced during the Melbourne lockdowns last year. Mixed by Jacob…

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Floozy ‘Craving’ (2022)

Melbourne dreampop duo Floozy will be releasing their new single ‘Craving’ on Thursday 2 June. It’s a shimmering and flirtatious track with lush production and smooth vocals, and we’re stoked to be sharing an exclusive look at the track a full day early! ‘Craving’ comes as a follow up to their debut offering Sand Dunes…

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9 acts you won’t want to miss at Brisbane Comedy Festival

Kicking off just as mask restrictions (hopefully!) ease in Brisbane next week, the Brisbane Comedy Festival has got a stellar line-up planned for its 2021 iteration. With so much to choose from, including legends such as Ross Noble, Akmal, Cal Wilson, and Jimeoin, as well as internet sensations Nat’s What I Reckon and Christian Hull,…

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Photo Gallery: Celebrities and VIPs walk the red carpet at opening night of Come from Away

Check out our gallery from opening night of Come from Away at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre. The hit musical is based on real life events, when 38 planes carrying nearly 7,000 people from over 100 countries were redirected to Newfoundland, in the wake of 9/11. Set in Gander, a remote Canadian town that saw it’s population…

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Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney 2021 Highlights: Our top picks of the program

Promising epic art installations, fascinating panels, and incredible performances, we’re so excited to see Vivid Sydney reappearing on our calendars later this year. The lights may have gone out in 2020, but the self-styled “playground of the unexpected” will return this August, for three weeks of celebrating light, music, ideas, and the city of Sydney…

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The sounds of silence: The wisdom of New Zealand-based POW Studios and how they enhanced the horror of Coming Home in the Dark

When New Zealand-made horror film Coming Home in the Dark premiered at Sundance earlier this year, its use of sound was perhaps its most deceptive feature.  Forgoing the usual jump scare queues and obvious musical encouragement to goad audiences into a reaction, the film opted for a more subtle approach, utilising naturalistic sounds to give…

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KARLOU

Exclusive Video Premiere: KARLOU “Closer” (2020)

Released late last week “Closer” is the third single from Queensland artist KARLOU. The raw and emotive track details a vulnerable time in the singer’s life. Today, we’re pleased and excited to bring you the exclusive premiere of the accompanying touching music video.  The music video depicts the journey one can go through when struggling…

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Bambi O'Hara

Exclusive Single Premiere: Bambi O’Hara “Crazy Without You” (2020)

Sydney artist Bambi O’Hara releases “Crazy Without You”, her second single this Friday November 13th. Ahead of the official release tomorrow we’re excited to bring you this exclusive chance to hear the new single early.  Co-written and co-produced with her producer, and now partner, Tim McArtney, “Crazy Without You” taps into the current global zeitgeist…

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Don Glori

Exclusive Single Premiere: Don Glori “Dawn Calling” (2020)

“Dawn Calling” is the debut single from Melbourne-based artist Don Glori (a.k.a. Gordon Li). Recorded live to tape over two sweltering days earlier this year, it is also the second release from Nothin Personal, and teases an EP of the same name that’s on the way next month. The lead single drops this Friday, November 13th, but we’re stoked…

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Dutch Monks

Exclusive Album Premiere: Dutch Monks – Yours To Lend (2020 LP)

This week sees the release of Yours To Lend, the debut album from transcontinental indie duo Dutch Monks. Ahead of the album’s release on Friday, we’re excited to bring you this exclusive first listen.  Dutch Monks are Melbourne singer-songwriter Jesse Rudd-Schmidt and Dutch pianist Thijs Flinsenberg. The pair met whilst they were both working together…

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Charlie DeCarlo “Walkway” (2020)

New York singer-songwriter Charlie DeCarlo will release his new single “Walkway” on Thursday. The single is the latest and last to be taken from his forthcoming debut album Paper Birds – set for release in December. Ahead of its official release we’re excited to bring you this exclusive early taste of the brilliant new single…

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Dylan Gilbert

Exclusive Video Premiere: Dylan Gilbert “Good News” (2020)

North Carolina singer-songwriter Dylan Gilbert continues to tease the release of his forthcoming solo album, I’ll Be The Lakebed, with the release of a new music video. Gilbert, a founding member of Charlotte-based genre-bending punks Hectorina, teamed up with director and performer Sarah Ingel for the music video for “Good News”. A week out from…

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The Little Lord Street Band

Exclusive Album Premiere: The Little Lord Street Band – A Minute Of Another Day (2020 LP)

This week sees the release of A Minute of Another Day, the much anticipated debut album from Perth alt-country folk group The Little Lord Street Band. The album, which officially releases tomorrow, is a mixed bag of songs that crisscrosses the genres and highlights the songwriting talents of both James Rogers and Natasha Shanks. We’re big…

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Nicole McKinney

Exclusive Single Premiere: Nicole McKinney “Hollywood Girls” (2020)

Brisbane singer-songwriter Nicole McKinney has begun to tease the release of her debut EP. Although not due for release until next year, this week McKinney is dropping “Hollywood Girls”, the first of a string of singles from the forthcoming EP. Officially released tomorrow, we’re excited to bring you this exclusive first listen.  Produced by Luke…

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Talem Press authors - Bronwyn Eley, Bonnie Wynne, Helen Scheuerer

Talem Press vs COVID-19: How one indie publisher is navigating the pandemic – and what you can do to help

Amidst shutdowns, restrictions, and the ever-present health implications, it’s a trying time for many as we collectively navigate the COVID-19 global pandemic. This is as true of the Australian publishing industry as any other. With freelancers and small presses already working hard to be seen, the difficulty is only increasing, as the online spaces they…

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Crystal Cities

Exclusive Single Premiere: Crystal Cities “Don’t Speak Too Soon” (2020)

This week sees Sydney’s Crystal Cities release their new single “Don’t Speak Too Soon”. Releasing on Friday 21st August, the single is taken from their forthcoming sophomore album Hold Me Close Hold Me Tight. Ahead of the official release date we’re excited to be bringing you this exclusive first listen.  The difficult second album is…

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Goldrain

Exclusive Single Premiere: Goldrain “Atlantis” (2020)

This week sees London future soul outfit Goldrain release “Atlantis”, the second song to be released from their forthcoming debut EP Mysteries, and their second ever release as a band. We’re excited to bring you this exclusive first taste of the stunning single ahead of the official release at the end of the week.  Formed…

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Statue

Exclusive Video Premiere: Riley Pearce “Statue” (2020)

Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Riley Pearce is continuing to tease his forthcoming EP, Maybe I Can Sleep It Off, this time with the release of “Statue”. It’s the third single to be released from the EP, following “Ceramic Real Estate” and “Breathe & Release” earlier in the year. With the new single released today, we’re excited to…

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For The Life Of Me

Exclusive Single Premiere: Ben Catley feat. Ash Grunwald “For The Life Of Me” (2020)

Perth-based singer-songwriter Ben Catley is back with a new single, and this time has company. On “For The Life Of Me” Catley has enlisted the guitar slinging skills of none other than Australian blues legend Ash Grunwald. Officially released tomorrow, we’re stoked to bring you this sneaky first listen of the empowering new single.  Recorded…

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These Guy

Exclusive Album Premiere: These Guy – These Guy House (2020 LP)

Brisbane psych-pop outfit These Guy are all set to release their new album, These Guy House, this week. The mini-album, which officially releases tomorrow, was conceived, written, recorded and mixed all during the early months of Queensland’s lockdown. We all knew they were going to come eventually, the pandemic albums, but perhaps not quite so…

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Hugh Klein

Exclusive Single Premiere: Hugh Klein “Quand C’est Mou” (2020)

We’re delighted to be kicking off the week with the exclusive premiere of “Quand C’est Mou”; the exquisite debut release from Melbourne composer and musician Hugh Klein.  Recorded between France and Melbourne, “Quand C’est Mou” explores ideas of awakening, rebirth and genuine intimacy. The ‘theme’, as Klein describes the single, forms part of a larger conversation…

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