The Latest from the AU

“Honest, brave and dedicated”: Camp Cope and Birdz shine at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre

May 13, 2022

The artist, known as Birdz, a proud Butchulla rapper, original from Katherine in the NT, arrived on the expansive Enmore stage to a smattering of early arrivals. It didn’t take much encouragement for the main floor the start filling as he introduced himself and dove into a visceral highlight from his 2021 Legacy album, ‘Aussie […]

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Photo Gallery: Camp Cope + Birdz – Enmore Theatre (12.05.22)

May 13, 2022

Camp Cope showcased songs from their third album Running with the Hurricane and played all their favourites to an enthusiastic crowd at Enmore Theatre supported by Australian Hip Hop artist Birdz. Pete Dovgan brings you the photos.  

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Interview: Erik Thomson on enjoying the tone set by the female cast and crew of How to Please a Woman

May 13, 2022

A staple of the Australian cinema and televisual landscape for 30 years, Erik Thomson is an AFI and Silver Logie award winning actor known for his work in All Saints, Packed to the Rafters, and 800 Words. On May 19th, he will be seen romancing Sally Phillips in the comedy How to Please a Woman, […]

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Win a double in-season pass to see the new Australian comedy How to Please a Woman

May 13, 2022

Thanks to Madman Films, we have 10 double in-seasons passes (Admit 2) to see Sally Phillips, Erik Thomson, Cameron Daddo and Tasma Walton in the new Australian comedy How to Please a Woman, set for release in cinemas from May 19th, 2022. Gina is not feeling fabulous. She has lost her job and feels stuck and frustrated […]

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Film Review: Operation Mincemeat is an elaborate espionage thriller so intricate it can only be true

May 13, 2022

One of those true story tales that is so intricately outrageous it couldn’t possibly be fiction, Operation Mincemeat details a WWII espionage plot that centres itself around a heightened take on the classic Trojan Horse malware that so successfully aided the Greeks in their invasion of Troy. There’s a background story to the titular operation […]

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New Music Discoveries 13th May

New Music Discoveries 13th May: Stella Donnelly, Julia Jacklin, Luke Steele and more

May 13, 2022

We’ve topped up our Discovery Playlist on Spotify and Apple Music with ten new tracks, including two exclusive premieres.  Our Track of the Week goes to WA’s Stella Donnelly who announced her sophomore album Flood earlier this week. Ahead of the album’s release on August 26th, Donnelly has dropped lead single “Lungs”. Written from the […]

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Film Review: Firestarter plays accordingly to Stephen King’s more sci-fi leaning novel

May 12, 2022

When Stephen King published Firestarter in 1980 it was celebrated for its complex, character driven storyline, accolades that shouldn’t have really come as a surprise given the impressive body of work he had achieved in the 6 short years he was a published novelist; 1974’s Carrie was his first release. With that and The Shining […]

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SteelSeries Aerox 9 Wireless Gaming Mouse Review: The ultimate MOBA sidekick

May 12, 2022

Out the gate, the SteelSeries Aerox 9 Wireless gaming mouse is nothing short of a premium experience. The Aerox line-up might be known for its unorthodox RGB inspired design on the surface, but make no mistake; the Aerox 9 Wireless is serious business.  Ticking many of the boxes the high-end price tag usually entails, this […]

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Album of the Week: Mallrat’s Butterfly Blue may just be the pop record of 2022

May 12, 2022

What feels like a million years in the making, Mallrat‘s debut album is here and it’s ready to win over everyone willing to be won over. Coming six years after her debut EP and a plethora of massive singles, Butterfly Blue has been worth the wait for Mallrat fans and music lovers alike. After slowly […]

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Austin City LImits

ACL 2022 Lineup: Flume and Genesis Owusu to join Red Hot Chili Peppers, Paramore and more

May 12, 2022

The Austin City Limits Festival has just dropped its 2022 lineup, and once again it spans many decades, genres, and music tastes. This October, over two weekends, an eclectic mix of the biggest names in music will join the next generation of artists, as they fill Zilker Park in Austin, Texas in what is one […]

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Joan & The Giants

Exclusive Single Premiere: Joan & The Giants “Slow Motion” (2022)

May 12, 2022

Perth outfit, Joan & The Giants, have a knack for writing songs that pull at the heartstrings. Following on from last year’s poignant single “Just For You”, the quartet is back with the achingly beautiful “Slow Motion”. It draws a vivid picture of that moment when the first flicker of love takes hold. We are thrilled […]

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Join Nightwing and Red Hood in a new gameplay trailer for Gotham Knights

May 11, 2022

A brand new gameplay trailer for Gotham Knights was shown off overnight, highlighting both Nightwing and Red Hood as they patrol the streets of Gotham. While not related to the Batman Arkham series, the trailer bears many similarities in terms of gameplay, from combat to traversal. Game Director Geoff Ellenor opened the proceedings, before we […]

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Interview: Firestarter director Keith Thomas on casting Zac Efron as a dad and the pressure of adapting Stephen King

May 11, 2022

Set to ignite Australian cinemas from May 12th (and, appropriately, Friday the 13th in the United States in both theatres and on Peacock), Firestarter, Stephen King‘s classic novel about a pyrokinetic young girl on the run from a government agency hoping to control her for their own benefit, will earn new life through director Keith […]

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The EA Sports FIFA series will now be known as EA Sports FC

May 11, 2022

EA Sports has revealed this morning that it will be dropping the FIFA brand in favour of a new title moving forward, announcing EA Sports FC. The name change will take place next year, meaning that FIFA 23 will indeed serve as the last EA Sports football game to bear the name. This news isn’t […]

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How to plan your dream New Zealand road trip

May 11, 2022

The land of the long white cloud beckons – now that borders are opening and temperatures are dropping, New Zealand comes alive in winter. If you’re dreaming of an international skiing holiday but your budget doesn’t quite allow for Canada or Japan, New Zealand is only a three hour hop from the east coast – […]

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LAURA MAC

Exclusive Video Premiere: LAURA MAC “Don’t Know What I’m Thinking” (2022)

May 11, 2022

Fresh and fabulous duo LAURA MAC are back with another high-voltage tune. We are thrilled to be premiering the video for the unreleased “Don’t Know What I’m Thinking” ahead of tomorrow’s drop. This is mega-fun indie guitar pop. Lead singer Laura Maclachlan brings the party vibes in spades, with Zac Connelley and band adding the jangly […]

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Brisbane Comedy Festival Review: Garry Starr: Greece Lightning revels in its witty, smutty irreverence

May 11, 2022

Have you ever wanted to hear an explicit rap about the incestual ways of ancient Greek figures set to the tune of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”? Or how about The Little Mermaid‘s “Under the Sea” as a spoken word piece, all the while its performer is donned in a mermaid tail being glistened by […]

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Interview: Director Renée Webster on How to Please a Woman and finding the comedy in truth and pain

May 10, 2022

Having played to sold out festival sessions across Australia, the female-focused dramedy How to Please a Woman is looking to continue its crowd-pleasing success when it opens nationally in Australian cinemas on May 19th. Ahead of its release, Peter Gray spoke with the film’s writer and director, Renée Webster, about its rapturous reception so far, […]

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Interview: Australian comedian Damien Warren-Smith on creating one-man comedy show Garry Starr: Greece Lightning

May 10, 2022

Returning to Australia fresh off the back of his lead role in the Atomic Saloon Show at The Venetian in Las Vegas, Damien Warren-Smith’s latest show sees him transform into an overzealous idiot attempting to perform all of Greek Mythology in less than 60 minutes in order to save his Hellenic homeland from economic ruin. The show – […]

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Sydney Comedy Festival Review: Rhys Nicholson – Rhys! Rhys! Rhys!

May 9, 2022

The star of Rhys Nicholson has certainly risen, progressing from a struggling Sydney comedian, selling homemade bow-ties after shows and working at the evening’s box office, to hosting their own sold-out hour-long show at the same venue – it’s certainly been an impressive journey to witness. Their show was to be a triumph of navigating […]

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5 Upcoming Hip Hop Concerts You Can’t Miss In 2022: From Tyler to Sampa

May 8, 2022

Banging out to songs like “Corso” (Tyler, the Creator) and “Wiley Flow” (Stormzy) on your headphones late at night during lockdown was cool, but think about what it’s going to be like when all that pent-up energy is released in at a concert this year? Yeah, that’s right. Concerts are coming back in full-force, and […]

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Pretty Good For A Girl Band

Interview: Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers talk Pretty Good For A Girl Band, national tour and sexist dentists

May 7, 2022

Canberra punk quartet Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers have caught the attention of everyone with ears and eyes since their emergence just five years ago. I mean, is that not the coolest band name ever? With their debut EP Pretty Good For A Girl Band – out on the 13th May via Domestic La […]

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Trek to Yomi Review: A stylish, samurai showdown

May 6, 2022

I’ve often been drawn to the various samurai films of the 20th century. From director Akira Kurosawa’s classics like The Hidden Fortress and Seven Samurai, to the ultra violent Shogun Assassin, there’s a sense of grace and simplicity to be found amongst the many stories of revenge and redemption. As a result, it’s no secret […]

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Windwaker

Guest Playlist: Windwaker – 15 Songs That Inspired Love Language

May 6, 2022

Windwaker are one of our most exciting heavy metal acts, and today have released their debut album, Love Language. They emerged out of Wagga Wagga, and now call Melbourne home. Their 2019 debut EP, Empire racked up millions of streams, and projected a buzz way beyond our domestic shores. Locally, they earned themselves recognition as […]

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Interview: Role Model on Rx, Coachella and click-bait song titles

May 6, 2022

Role Model is the Pittsburg-native turning up heat and making the internet frisky with his debut album Rx – a sexually charged collection featuring songs with titles like ‘masturbation song’, ‘stripclub music’ and ‘die for my bitch’. “In the simplest terms, the album is about the power of a woman and how it healed me […]

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Banjo Lucia

Guest Playlist: Banjo Lucia shares ten songs that make you feel like you’re in a movie

May 6, 2022

Nineteen-year-old singer/songwriter Banjo Lucia from Fremantle has today released her debut EP, Peccadilloes. This is a fine collection of five tracks, including her debut track “That’s Not Loving” and recent single “Lion Boy”. Banjo shows wisdom and a turn of phrase that belies her age. With a touching warmth and a reach for the familiarity, her […]

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Interview: Steven Cree on the insular process of filming twisted horror film The Twin

May 6, 2022

Primarily known for his television work on such series as Outlander and A Discovery of Witches, Scottish actor Steven Cree is trading in the fantastical for the fearful, headlining the twisted horror film The Twin alongside Discovery… co-star Teresa Palmer. Cree stars as a husband who relocates with his wife to the other side of […]

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New Music Discoveries 6th May: Alta Falls, Jaguar Jonze and more

May 6, 2022

We are easing into May with another nine tracks added to our Discovery playlist on Spotify and Apple Music, including one exclusive premiere.  Our Track of the Week is “Trust Me”, the new single from Brisbane electro pop duo Alta Falls. The track, the duo’s first of 2022, was inspired by a ‘bittersweet’ trip to […]

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Win a double in-season pass to see Operation Mincemeat starring Colin Firth

May 5, 2022

Thanks to Transmission, we have 5 double in-seasons passes (Admit 2) to see Colin Firth and Matthew Macfadyen in the historical war drama Operation Mincemeat, set for release in cinemas from May 12th, 2022. Set in 1943, the film follows two brilliant intelligence officers, Ewen Montagu (Firth) and Charles Cholmondeley (Macfadyen) who conceived a plan […]

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The Bands That Made The Beer: Casey’s Brewery

May 5, 2022

In our new series, we’re taking a dive into local independent breweries and doing our best impression of being a Cicerone, by matching the brewery’s beers with a band. We’ll be taste testing the best a brewery has to offer and teaming tipples with tracks, all to make that drinking experience even more special. This […]

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