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Miller Yule

Exclusive Video Premiere: Miller Yule “Lock Me Up” (2021)

November 24, 2021

Americana is alive and well in New Zealand, courtesy of Miller Yule, who channels some of the greats in his songwriting. His latest release, “Lock Me Up” is a vivid journey on the soul-searching ignited by unrequited love. It’s the latest track from the talented singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, and we are thrilled to be premiering […]

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First Impressions: Marvel’s Hawkeye sets itself up as a passing of the torch to Hailee Steinfeld’s enthusiastic hero-in-the-making

November 24, 2021

As easy as it is to wax lyrical on the fact that we have yet another Marvel property release in 2021, not to mention the fact that it’s basing itself around a character that never appeared like enough of a stable figure to centre around, the resulting Hawkeye is all the more alarming and engaging […]

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The Kid LAROI just snagged his first ever Grammy Nomination

November 24, 2021

On the day when Australians are set to celebrate the best music of the last year courtesy of the ARIAs (airing tonight at 7.30pm), one of the night’s big performers has also enjoyed the news that he’s nominated for Best New Artist at the mother-flipping Grammy Awards in the USA. That artist is none other […]

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Interview: James Marsden on recording The Boss Baby sequel during a pandemic; “I made a makeshift studio with duvets and pillows”

November 24, 2021

Four years after an infant Alec Baldwin steered Dreamworks’ The Boss Baby to over half a billion dollars at the global box office and an Academy Award nomination for Best Animated feature, the troublesome tyke is back in The Boss Baby: Family Business, and he’s bringing his household along for the ride. Joining Baldwin and […]

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Lastpass

Why password managers like Lastpass have become essential when gaming online

November 24, 2021

For people who spend a lot of time gaming online, a password manager is likely the last thing on their minds. In fact, a strong password manager like Lastpass (who are currently offering 25% with their Black Friday sale) is a non-negotiable internet security measure for anyone who loves online gaming. Let us explain. Digital […]

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In Oh, More Mr White Guy, Daniel Muggleton’s easy likeable personality shines through

November 23, 2021

Daniel Muggleton leaps out onto the stage, both noticeable and memorable for his bright red tracksuit. A fine fashion choice? Probably not, but if you Google “tracksuit comedian”, he is on the top of the list. So, it’s perhaps a wise one. The venue (Gluttony‘s Piglet – not Adelaide’s Rhino Room where you’ll see him this Thursday) […]

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Estee

estée takes us behind the scenes of filming the music video for “twenty eight”

November 23, 2021

estée is the moniker of Borneo-born, Australia-raised, Filipino-Chinese singer-songwriter Estée Evangeline. At nineteen years of age, and relatively new to the scene, she has already clocked over one million Spotify streams for her first two releases. Last week she released the video for her latest single, “twenty eight”, and we are delighted to have some […]

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Film Review: Venom: Let There Be Carnage is a riotous and entirely overwhelming sequel

November 23, 2021

Despite the fact that the film was ripped apart by critics and was centred on a character who had previously been brought to “life” in a less-than-well received iteration, 2018’s Venom was a mammoth success.  Pulling in upwards of $856 million worldwide, it was the seventh highest grossing film of that year – beating out […]

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Film Review: The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain is a sucker punch to the gut showing police brutality at its worst

November 22, 2021

The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain is a film that will leave you scared and asking, “How could this happen?” It is based on a true event that took place in 2011. In the wake of the Black Lives Matter Movement and the continued senseless deaths by racists, it remains an achingly important indictment on society […]

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Interview: Louis The Child on deep dish pizza, collabs with Skrillex and Euphoria

November 22, 2021

Louis The Child are the Chicago duo that have been tearing up the EDM scene since they were teenagers. Now just in their early 20s, Robby Hauldren and Freddy Kennett boast over 5.2 million monthly Spotify listeners, collaborations with Skrillex, Wafia, Quinn XCII and Chelsea Cutler; and even helped to pen the Chainsmokers’ hit “Closer”. […]

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I’m An Electric Lampshade is a docu-narrative that delightfully blurs the lines between what’s fact and what’s fiction: Los Angeles International Film Festival Review

November 22, 2021

Billed as a docu-narrative, indicating that both fact and fiction will be blended throughout, I’m An Electric Lampshade is a bizarre take on the age-old “It’s never too late to follow your dreams” tale, focusing on the unlikeliest of pop star wannabes. Doug McCorkle is the most basic of nondescript American men.  60-years-old, with the […]

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Lorraine’s Bistro is a fantastic French home run for Waverley’s Robin Hood Hotel

November 21, 2021

Sydney will never have enough French restaurants. The cuisine can arguably outmuscle Italian and Japanese when it comes to density, with some of the city’s most beloved dining institutions favouring the regional delicacies of France. Sydney’s already got a new spat of finer dining, more upscale French restaurants with Porcine and Bistro 916, but our […]

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First Impressions: Amazon Prime’s The Wheel of Time is an intricately-plotted fantasy series that should satisfy genre fans

November 19, 2021

Although the fantasy genre had always had a dedicated fanbase, one could argue that it wasn’t until the filmic adaptations of the Lord of the Rings in the early 2000’s that it truly became a classification known and embraced by a mainstream audience.  Second to that, in a more culturally relevant manner, Game of Thrones […]

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Damien

Exclusive Single Premiere: DAMIEN “Human” (2021)

November 19, 2021

DAMIEN is a queer, non-binary artist from Ipswich in Queensland creating captivating alt-electro rock.  We are thrilled today to be premiering “Human”, which will be on his next album, Wrong Age. Wrong Race. Wrong Gender, to be released in 2022. The track is a dark synth-driven song, encased in a mesmerising driving beat. It draws influence […]

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Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy: The Definitive Edition Review: A Missed Opportunity

November 19, 2021

Let’s get one thing out of the way. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is without a doubt my favourite entry in the Grand Theft Auto franchise and one of my favourite games of all time. So you can imagine my excitement when Rockstar had announced Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy: The Definitive Edition, containing Grand Theft […]

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Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson set a date in new Marry Me trailer

November 19, 2021

The last time Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson shared the screen it was some 24 years ago when they faced off against an oversized CGI snake in the cult hit Anaconda.  Now, they’re tackling a viper of a different kind in the first-released trailer of Marry Me; a cheating boyfriend. Lopez, returning to her romantic […]

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HyperX Alloy Origins Core

HyperX Alloy Origins Core Gaming Keyboard Review: Newest Clicky Switches

November 19, 2021

The no-nonsense HyperX Alloy FPS has been a top contender for the best TKL (tenkeyless) mechanical keyboard for many years. However, that hasn’t stopped HyperX from expanding its TKL keyboard range with the HyperX Alloy Origins Core. Originally released in 2019, this keyboard Included added features and accessories for gamers wanting both style and reliability. […]

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Bipolar Sunshine

Bipolar Sunshine shares his top 5 Aussie artists, including his favourite song

November 18, 2021

Bipolar Sunshine is the solo project for singer/songwriter Adio Marchant. His voice is probably familiar, on records from DJ Snake, Petit Biscuit and, San Holo. He has also created with Gryffin, Lil Yachty, Beyonce and more. He featured on DJ Snake’s 2015 track “Middle’, which has had around 300 million YouTube views.  He also co-wrote […]

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Maria Papas

Book Review: Maria Papas’ Skimming Stones takes a heartfelt look at the lingering after-effects of childhood cancer on families

November 18, 2021

“What made you want to become a nurse?” This is the question at the heart of Maria Papas‘ TAG Hungerford Award Winning novel, Skimming Stones. Following two timelines, one in the present and one in memory, the novel follows protagonist Grace as the events of her workday force her to remember a particularly tumultuous time in […]

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Paul Kelly

Album of the Week: Paul Kelly – Christmas Train (2021 LP)

November 18, 2021

As we enter the silly season and the working year begins to wrap up for some, slowly but surely our playlists begin to change, and before you know it, there’s just as much Christmas music being played as there is any other. As has been the case for more than two decades now, Australia’s own […]

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Film Review: Zola is an exhilarating crime-comedy about the nature of exploitation; told with striking style and sharp humour

November 18, 2021

Zola tells the story of the burgeoning relationship and eventual disintegration between Aziah “Zola” King (Taylour Paige), a confident yet downtrodden waitress and part-time stripper and Stefani Jezowski (Riley Keough), an unreserved and blundering stripper. They serendipitously meet one another in the restaurant where Zola works and the two become fast friends through many shared […]

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Album Review: Legacy showcases Birdz at his best – and we can’t get enough

November 18, 2021

Melbourne rapper and proud Butchulla man Birdz is cementing his status as one of the country’s most prominent artists with his highly anticipated sophomore record Legacy, to be released this Friday via Bad Apples Music. Raised in Katherine, Northern Territory and now based in Naarm, Birdz has been busy since his critically acclaimed 2017 debut […]

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Sky Song lands at Adelaide Fringe 2022: Combining aerial drones with music from First Nations artists

November 18, 2021

The centrepiece of the 2022 Adelaide Fringe is set to be Sky Song, combining aerial drones with music from First Nations artists. Running for 31 nights at the Adelaide Showgrounds, the event will combine state of the art technology from Celestial with traditional Indigenous music. Narrated by the iconic Archie Roach, a swarm of drones […]

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Interview: TV Personality and Expert Foodie, Matt Preston, Discusses His New Cookbook Matt Preston’s World of Flavour

November 18, 2021

Australia’s king of cravats and statement suits, Matt Preston, doesn’t just spend his time as a charismatic television personality and food journalist, he has also written a string of bestselling cookbooks – and we spoke to him about the release of his latest: Matt Preston’s World of Flavour. Have you ever felt bitter that New […]

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Almost Monday is the San Diego trio soundtracking summer with “cool enough”

November 17, 2021

San Diego’s Almost Monday are a three-piece pop band that have been predicted as one of  “21 Breakout Musicians to Know in 2021” by GQ Australia, recently making their Lollapalooza debut and appearing on the lineups of international festivals Summerfest, Bonnaroo and Firefly. Not to mention, they’ve just released a tune that will soundtrack your […]

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Interview: Last Night In Soho‘s Thomasin McKenzie on collaborating with Edgar Wright, researching horror, and who she’d like to work with next

November 17, 2021

At just 21 years of age, New Zealand-born actress Thomasin McKenzie has amassed quite the career since her 2012 debut.  In the last few years alone she has worked with the likes of Taika Waititi (on the acclaimed Jojo Rabbit), M. Night Shyamalan (on his recent hit Old) and Jane Campion (The Power of the […]

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Track of the Week: Placebo “Surrounded By Spies” (2021)

November 17, 2021

With a new album on the way in 2022, British alt-rock icons Placebo have dropped another taster of what’s to come in the form of latest single “Surrounded By Spies“. Along with previous track “Beautiful James“, “Surrounded By Spies” feels like a shift back to the band’s Sleeping With Ghosts era, and it’s certainly got […]

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Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer teases the multiverse but still omits Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield

November 17, 2021

Once it was revealed that Spider-Man: No Way Home would be exploring the multiverse and introducing a slew of characters that appeared in previous Spider-Man films separate from the current slate, fans were convinced that both Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield would be making return appearances as the respective web-slinger from their own films; Maguire […]

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Galleri

Exclusive Video Premiere: Galleri “Head In The Mire” (2021)

November 17, 2021

Galleri are a five-piece band from the mid-north coast of NSW, and having formed in the late 2000s, has served as a creative outlet for the talented quintet. Their most recent single, “Head In The Mire” was recorded in a home studio at Greenpoint, near Pacific Palms. We are thrilled today to be premiering the […]

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Self-care tourism is on the rise, and A By Adina has hooked up with Hunter Lab to make sure it’s here to stay

November 17, 2021

With weary Aussies cautiously poking their heads out of mentally-draining lockdowns, it’s perhaps never been a better time to talk about what some call ‘self-care tourism’. Of course, there’s nothing like a great big dollop of escapism to pull our attention into the present moment. Tourism and self-care have always gone hand-in-hand; seeing, feeling, tasting […]

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