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Meghna

Exclusive Single Premiere: Meghna “Bad Thoughts” (2020)

September 15, 2020

We have the exclusive single premiere of “Bad Thoughts” from Melbourne singer-songwriter Meghna. This track follows on from “Night” which was released back in February. The song opens with some moody synths, leading into the vocals and beats which drive the emotion throughout this honest exploration of how we deal with the anxiety of comparison. No […]

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Caitlin Moran

Book Review: Caitlin Moran offers up another witty and wise memoir with More Than A Woman

September 15, 2020

Caitlin Moran is back with new memoir (and a new silver streak). Opening with modern day Moran travelling back in time to visit her thirty something self, who is fresh off saving the final draft of 2011’s How To Be A Woman. But the Moran of More Than A Woman has distressing news for her […]

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PlayStation

Here’s where you can watch the PlayStation 5 Showcase in Australia

September 15, 2020

The PlayStation 5 Showcase, an epic 40-minute show-and-tell, is set to be Sony’s last big livestream ahead of the PS5 launch in November. This is good news. 2020 being what it is, fans have had to wait much longer than usual for details on the hardware. At this point, we know what it looks like […]

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TIFF Review: Shiva Baby is one of the funniest films of 2020

September 15, 2020

Rachel Sennott stars as Danielle, a young bisexual Jewish woman, traipsing through life going through a phase of self-defeat as she essentially performs sex work for money; all under the guise of sexual empowerment excused by her gender studies degree. The mindset of Danielle is set up in a succinctly and hilariously tired fashion as she has sex with her […]

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D-Link AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 Router Review: A ‘work from home’ essential

September 15, 2020

Working From Home has made maintaining a faster, more stable Wi-Fi connection one of the most important things to consider in 2020. That necessitates a leap from the current standard of 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) to 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) in order to cope with the burgeoning number and diversity of smart devices vying for that signal, […]

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Sydney’s NOMAD to reopen in original Foster Street home next month

September 15, 2020

Beloved Sydney restaurant Nomad will shift back to its original Foster Street location as of Tuesday 20th October, reopening doors to reveal extensive renovations following a fire last September. The new-look Nomad will sport a larger kitchen, opened up and surrounded by twice as much seating, a larger charcoal grill, and the new addition of […]

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Jameson wants to buy you a free drink as Australia’s Biggest Shout returns

September 15, 2020

After success last year, Jameson have officially brought back “Australia’s Biggest Shout”, committing 15,000 free Jameson, Dry & Limes for Aussies at participating venues. Initially, this will include venues in NSW, QLD and SA, but Jameson has also promised to extend the shout and resume it when its safe for Victorians to head on out […]

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Virgin Australia is now offering free booking changes until January 2021

September 15, 2020

Under a new customer policy announced recently, Virgin Australia will now be offering unlimited booking changes without any change fees for reservations with travel between now and 31st January 2021. The announcement comes as the airline refines their “Passenger Promise” concept, remaining hopeful for the uptick in domestic travel as we near the end of […]

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LG’s new earbuds come with an industry-first, germ-killing UV charging case

September 14, 2020

LG Electronics Australia is officially bringing the company’s newest wireless earbuds, the LG Tone Free FN6, down under this month. And in an attempt to stand far apart from the massively overstuffed market, the designers have surprisingly focused on health as a paramount feature, equipping the accompanying charging case with a built-in ultraviolent light that […]

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Here’s what to expect from OPPO’s new ColorOS 11

September 14, 2020

Following the initial rollout of Android 11 to Google’s Pixel devices, Oppo has now lifted the lid on its own operating system, ColorOS 11. As one of the first OEM’s to bring the latest Android 11 update to its users, Oppo is moving fast to ensure a total of 28 phones receive the huge update […]

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Film Review: Trolls World Tour‘s sunny disposition is just what families need during these uncertain times

September 14, 2020

Prior to COVID-19 taking a hold of the industry in a capacity the world was unprepared for, Trolls World Tour was primed for a first quarter release – hell, Sydney was even planning a premiere with director Walt Dohrn and star Anna Kendrick in attendance – ready to capitalise on the somewhat-unexpected success of the […]

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Employees Only Sydney introduces “Around the World in Four Drinks” set

September 14, 2020

Cocktail bars are catching onto the taste-bud-travel trend, and the latest just happens to be one of Sydney’s best. Employees Only has introduced a new travel-themed set of four cocktails, a tightly curated menu for customers to traverse the various tastes of popular spots like Japan, Mexico, Hong Kong, and New York, simply by sipping […]

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Cocktail recipes from the best bars in Whistler, British Columbia

September 14, 2020

In between time spent on the towering twins of Whistler Blackcomb, one of the most exciting ski villages in the world gets much of its energy from its famed nightlife. Whistler, flooded with expats (mostly Aussies) addicted to the daily cycle of adventure and unwind, has built up a solid reputation for a modest but […]

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New and improved Bose Frames are coming to Australia next month

September 14, 2020

Bose are not only adding three new styles to their wearable Frames range, but the company has made some improvements which should make meaningful differences to the audio sunglasses. The eyewear-headphone hybrid device was first released on the market in 2018, kicking off a new category for the reputable audio brand with Alto and Roundo […]

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Northern Territory’s ‘Parrtjima – A Festival in Light’ can now be experienced online

September 14, 2020

The spectacular annual Parrtjima – A Festival in Light is now in full force, taking over the Red Centre of Northern Territory with a dazzling light display of various installations and artworks. Located in Alice Springs Desert Park, the lively art and light festival has now been firmly established as one of Australia’s best and […]

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Track of the Day: Elana Stone “Permanent Limbo” (2020)

September 14, 2020

Our track of the day is “Permanent Limbo” an electronic dance-pop tune from chameleon singer/songwriter Elana Stone. This is the first solo release for Stone since her 2015 EP Kintsugi. She has been busy in the meantime, as part of the quartet All Our Exes Live in Texas touring the globe, selling out concerts at home […]

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‘Looking Past the Pandemic’ with ELEEA from Gold Coast, Queensland

September 14, 2020

Keeping travel dreams alive and setting goals has never felt more important. We can all agree that 2020 has been an unfortunate year so far, and almost every facet of daily life has been wrought by this ongoing global pandemic, the start of which now feels like forever ago. The arts has been one of […]

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 Review: The King has Returned

September 14, 2020

Oh how we’ve missed you, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater. If you were a gamer in the mid to late 90’s, then you would have most definitely played a Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, I’m sure of it. But before we get stuck into this review, let’s start off with a fun fact; the original Tony Hawk’s […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Joe Mungovan “You + Me” (2020)

September 14, 2020

Singer-songwriter Joe Mungovan from Kiama is about to drop his first release of 2020, and we are thrilled to be premiering this new song, “You + Me”, today. Mungovan paints a vivid picture in the opening stanza; it’s the end of the night, his friends have gone home and he is left with his partner, […]

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TIFF Review: Get the Hell Out is an exhausting yet ultimately amusing zombie horror comedy

September 13, 2020

There are genre conventions that we see all the time in film that whenever they show up, we cannot help but smile at the sight of it. One of them is seeing the hero succeed in their journey; another is seeing the protagonist triumph over oppression and adversity and another is seeing a zombie getting […]

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TIFF Review: A Good Man is an empathetic and understanding look into the life of a trans man wanting to have a child

September 13, 2020

When news of the latest project by writer/director Marie-Castille Mention-Scharr was announced, this reviewer was intrigued yet quite trepidacious [sic]. The premise of the story itself is inspiring but the casting of the titular role can be seen as quite problematic. The major reason for being is because of the lack of proper representation for […]

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NBA 2K21 Review: Small Steps, Big Game

September 13, 2020

After a crazy year, it’s safe to say the NBA has followed suit, enduring a long suspension, resulting in the introduction of the NBA bubble, a facility located in Disneyland, Orlando, solely created to see through the completion of this season. It’s unfortunate that NBA 2K21 isn’t as much as a departure from the norm; […]

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TIFF Review: One Night in Miami is an electrifying film directorial debut for Regina King

September 12, 2020

In America 1964, the audience is introduced with its four main players. Renowned boxer Cassius Clay (Eli Goree) had just defeated Sonny Liston to become heavyweight champion of the world; Muslim minister and human rights activist Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir) is still fighting for the cause for Black people; pop musician Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom […]

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Potts Point favourite Yellow plans epic World Vegetarian Day feast with guest chefs

September 11, 2020

A new Australian inspired pizza joint isn’t all Bentley Group have got cooking in the kitchen. The team are set on continuing their long-running Yellow Presents series at the beloved Potts Point restaurant, planning a huge feast for World Vegetarian Day with numerous guest chefs from the group’s awarded restaurants. For one day only, Bentley […]

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Misfits Bar celebrates turning three with free birthday shots and special offers

September 11, 2020

After three years as Redfern’s trendsetting bar, Misfits Bar and Dining celebrates its third birthday in style with live music, birthday booze and tasty treats this September. Following the theme of all good things coming in three, the bar is delivering all the goodies in trios. Expect a triad of oyster shooters with flavours of […]

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Track of the Day: Elme “Somewhere” (2020)

September 11, 2020

Writing and recording music at age 15, Elme has prospered with success after releasing his first single, ‘The Missing Piece’ in 2018 and second single ‘Kids’ in 2019. Melbourne-based artist unveils his latest single “Somewhere” with the announcement of his debut EP, Departures, set to be released on September 25th. Although Elme wrote the song […]

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No Straight Roads: Grab your sunnies, we’re going to Vinyl City

September 11, 2020

No Straight Roads is a rhythm-based, action-adventure game created by Malaysian-based studio Metronomik, created by two cool dudes who worked on Final Fantasy XV and Street Fighter V respectively. Rock your way through Vinyl City as Mayday and Duke to rid the world of the EDM empire! I’ve been looking forward to playing this game […]

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Speak In Tongues

“Speak In Tongues”: Max Lawrence’s guide to 5 queer parties you need to attend after lockdown

September 11, 2020

Melbourne queer alt-popster Max Lawrence is back with a new single this week, the bold and infectious “Speak In Tongues”.  The single, which sees Lawrence once again working with his long-time collaborator Rino Darusman, is an exploration of the interplay of physical desire and possession. “It’s about wanting to kiss someone but having no idea […]

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Two Kids and A Radio: Melody Moko takes us through her sophomore album track by track

September 11, 2020

Following a national tour, a CMC New Artist nomination, and numerous festival performances, Melody Moko returns with her much anticipated second album, Two Kids and a Radio – out today. Continuing with her unique take on the Americana sound, the New South Wales’ musician exhibits just how masterfully she is able to draw emotion from her songwriting. Further, […]

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TIFF Review: Holler is a remarkable coming-of-age drama and directorial debut from Nicole Riegel

September 11, 2020

Jessica Barden stars as Ruth Avery, a high school student who lives in Jackson, Ohio with her older brother Blaze (Gus Halper). She is intelligent and resilient but due to her living conditions, she is looked down upon by people at school to the point that she has to resort to stealing books (i.e. Madame […]

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