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Album Review: Grouplove – Healer (2020 LP)

March 13, 2020

Returning to our ears after a few near traumatic years, Grouplove are back in 2020 with a revitalised sound and lust for music. Always capable of writing a bonafide pop song in the past, the Californian five-piece are back with Healer, an album as up and down as a pushup. Since forming in 2009, there’s […]

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Boys Like Girls return to Australia for a throwback tour this April

March 13, 2020

If you haven’t heard yet, the fusion pop-punk-emo band from Boston, Boys Like Girls is returning to Australia, after almost a decade, to perform a national tour. After forming the band in 2005, the success of their self-titled album in 2006 spread across the world leading with their smash hit singles ‘The Great Escape’ and […]

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Nuria

Track of the Day: Nuria “Noise” (2020)

March 13, 2020

Tasmanian singer-songwriter Nuria is kickstarting her 2020 with her latest single, “Noise”. The punchy slice of electro pop is the fourth single from her forthcoming debut album.  The elegant track, which features production work from Alice Springs-based Dave Crowe (Resin Moon), explores relationship discord, and how these feelings can be channeled into sound. It’s basically […]

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Honey Cutt

Album of the Week: Honey Cutt balances sunshine and realism on Coasting (2020 LP)

March 13, 2020

Honey Cutt is the project of Boston-via-Florida singer-songwriter Kaley Honeycutt. Whilst she cut her teeth playing in New England, she put out a couple of EPs under the moniker Baby!, including 2018’s Sunny F.L. Cut to 2020, and with a name change, it’s time for the project’s debut album: Coasting.  If you like your indie […]

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Track of the Day: Husky “Cut Myself Loose” (2020)

March 12, 2020

Ahead of its release tomorrow, we’ve got a sneak peek at the new single “Cut Myself Loose” from Melbourne band Husky. It features Husky Gawenda‘s dreamy vocals floating above Gideon Preiss‘s keys. It has some sweet guitars in it as well. This is signature Husky, with their gentle indie-folk mastery of getting you to lean-forward into […]

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Doom Eternal Preview: Not for the faint hearted

March 12, 2020

I never expected jumping back into the role of Doomslayer was going to be a walk in the park, but the level of non-stop carnage and breathless, rhythmic gameplay still caught me off guard. It’s been years since I rage-quit the acclaimed 2016 iteration of Doom (I’ll pick it up again, one day), but even […]

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E3

E3 2020 has been officially cancelled

March 12, 2020

E3 2020 is officially cancelled. The Entertainment Software Association pulled the plug over concerns relating to the coronavirus outbreak. The ESA will explore other avenues for replacing the show, including the possibility of an “online experience.” The full statement from the ESA, available on the E3 website, reads: After careful consultation with our member companies […]

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WOMADelaide

Festival Review: WOMADelaide – Botanic Park (06-09.03.20)

March 11, 2020

Every year, Adelaide is home to WOMADelaide, one of the world’s most eclectic, unique and diverse cultural festivals that combines music, dance, cooking demonstrations, workshops, talks and much more. The massive four-day event meanders throughout the trees and clearings of Adelaide’s beautiful Botanic Park, with seven stages and over sixty-five acts from across the globe. Proceedings kicked off with a […]

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Nike

Nike ready the futuristic ISPA Air Max 720 for release this week

March 11, 2020

The smaller challenges in city life, like fighting for space on a crowded train or stretching out to keep a door from shutting, are the inspiration for the forthcoming Nike ISPA Air Max 720 release. Designed to be unique, pragmatic and futuristic, the eye-catching new drop comes from ISPA, a program spearheaded by Nike Sportswear’s […]

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Q Dining

Circular Quay’s Q Dining nods to autumn flavours with new menu

March 11, 2020

Circular Quay favourite Q Dining prides itself on using Australian native ingredients and a bounty of fresh local produce. And with a new autumn-indebted menu, newly appointed Exec. Chef Steven Hartert is set to further that dedication to produce. Promising prime views of the harbour yet set back from the crowds in the heart of […]

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BWS Arts n Crafts

BWS debut craft beer and painting class is hitting Sydney this week

March 11, 2020

The team at BWS are launching a debut ‘Art n Crafts’ event in Sydney this week, putting their own little spin on the “paint and sip” trend that has been sweeping the globe. Taking the traditional craft beer tasting and adding a whole lot of creativity, the class will welcome anyone over the age of […]

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Interview: Adelaide via New York City artist Tom West joins our New Colossus showcase lineup

March 11, 2020

This Friday, we’re taking to New York City for our special showcase at The New Colossus Festival. In the wake of the SXSW cancellation, that’s sadly meant one of the acts due to perform at the festival – Singapore’s The Pinholes – have sadly had to pull out. Lucky for us though, Tom West and […]

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Whitest Boy

Track of the Day: The Whitest Boy Alive “Serious” (2019)

March 11, 2020

It’s been over a decade since we’ve really heard from German-Norwegian pop outfit The Whitest Boy Alive. We’re glad that’s changed. Reforming, this side-project from Kings of Convenience’s Erlend Øye has once again emerged to give us a complicated dose of Scandi pop, restrained and euphoric in equal measures. Øye, Marcin Ōz, Sebastian Maschat and […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: The Sunday Estate “Give Me (Something)” (2020)

March 11, 2020

We have the Exclusive Single Premiere of “Give Me (Something)” from Sydney-side indie-outfit The Sunday Estate. This is a character study about teenage love, and how these relationships can be being fraught with difficulties. The song paints a vivid picture and you find yourself immersed in the narrative with ease. With a strong and engaging story […]

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Xbox Series X + Project xCloud livestream to reveal new details

March 11, 2020

Microsoft have announced a series of live-streams on Xbox Series X that will replace its now-cancelled slate of GDC 2020 talks. The live-streams, called Game Stack Live, will broadcast a series of panels on Mixer over two days. One of these panels is titled “Xbox Series X + Project xCloud = New Chapter in Gaming.” […]

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One-Punch Man

One-Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows Review: A Fair Fight

March 11, 2020

I remember the first time I saw the trailer for One-Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows. How is this ever going to work as a video game? I thought. Surely a game that features a hero able to defeat any enemy with a single punch would make for a pretty boring game. For the most […]

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Live Review: Mavis Staples + Emma Donovan and The Putbacks – Zoo Twilights, Melbourne Zoo, (07.03.20)

March 11, 2020

Once in a generation there comes a remarkable talent that manages to take the breath from all who hear them. Mavis Staples is one such artist. She is Gospel royalty. It was fantastic to see her back in Melbourne and getting on board with the cause to benefit the Mountain Pygmy Possums. Staples was joined by […]

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Review: All About Women at the Sydney Opera House is the feminist fight song for a new generation, so listen up

March 11, 2020

All About Women at the Sydney Opera House celebrated feminism with a line-up of powerful and inspiring innovators and thinkers. Coinciding with International Women’s Day (March 8), the festival was originally conceived to push back against the fact that, at the majority of conferences, most of the speakers tend to be male. What has evolved […]

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Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn is coming to PC

March 11, 2020

In January, we brought you a report that Guerilla Games’ Horizon Zero Dawn was headed to PC. That report has now been confirmed in a PlayStation Blog Q&A with Herman Hulst, the head of PlayStation Worldwide Studios. “Yes, I can confirm that Horizon Zero Dawn is coming to PC this summer,” says Hulst in the […]

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Flor de Toloache

Photo Gallery: WOMADelaide – Botanic Park (06-09.03.20)

March 11, 2020

It was another glorious World of Music and Dance in Adelaide at the 2020 WOMADelaide festival. In spite of everything that is going on in this crazy world at the moment, people from every corner of the globe came together to celebrate our differences. But, also the many things that we all have in common. […]

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Photo Gallery: Mavis Staples + Emma Donovan & The Putbacks – Zoo Twilights, Melbourne (07.03.20)

March 11, 2020

Music industry legend Mavis Staples delivered a brilliant performance Saturday night. After seventy plus years of performing she has only improved with age. Support came from Emma Donovan and The Putbacks. Our photographer Danny Hanssen brings us all the action from the night.

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Cocktaoo Island

More than 700 works are on display for the 22nd Biennale of Sydney

March 11, 2020

NIRIN, the official title of the 22nd Biennale of Sydney, will be taking over the city’s foremost art institutions with a total of 700 words in display. 101 artists and collectives, including 39 Australian artists, will have their work displayed from 14th March to 8th June, bringing to life icons like Art Gallery of NSW, […]

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Photo Gallery: Stereolab + Mildlife – Zoo Twilights, Melbourne Zoo (06.03.20)

March 10, 2020

Stereolab delivered an interesting performance at the penultimate Zoo Twilight performance on Friday night. After many years away from touring they managed to draw a large crowd to catch them perform back in Melbourne once again. Support came from Melbourne locals Mildlife. Photographer Danny Hanssen brings these shots.

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Milo

Nestle has gone and created plant-based vegan Milo

March 10, 2020

In some of the least expected news of the week, beloved chocolate and malt powder MILO has announced a plant-based alternative. Simply titled MILO Plant Based, the new powder has been created in response to more Aussies turning to dairy alternatives. Using the same core ingredients as the original MILO, those being malt, barley and […]

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Track of the Day: RACKETT “Oxytoxic” (2020)

March 10, 2020

Our Track of the Day is “Oxytoxic” from Sydney electro-pop outfit RACKETT, and it’s especially exciting as a total kick-arse video for it is also being released today. A brief recap on who Rackett is and where they have come from in case you’ve missed that one. They were a totally captivating glam-rock 4-piece, with […]

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Photo Gallery: Stereolab + Underground Lovers – Factory Theatre, Sydney (08.03.20)

March 9, 2020

It had been eighteen years since I last saw Stereolab live, so I was looking forward to seeing them again at the Factory Theatre on Sunday night. Support for the night was another firm favourite, the Underground Lovers, so a solid night out was assured. The Underground Lovers delivered a short but powerful set. The […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Dystopia is the original Heavy Metal Circus-Opera (07.03.20)

March 9, 2020

Dystopia is a dark fantastical production set in a post-apocalyptic future Earth. The opening screen shows a static montage of bomber planes, skulls, wartime destruction. This sets the scene for the performance to come. The audience catches glimpses of the characters, an elfin ballerina, a doll, lone guitarist, a zombie troupe and more. The lone […]

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Jack Davies

Track of the Day: Jack Davies and the Bush Chooks “Half Frozen Beer” (2020)

March 9, 2020

Fremantle folksters Jack Davies and the Bush Chooks have dropped their first release of 2020. “Half Frozen Beer”, is the first track from a forthcoming EP, and caps off a busy and impressive 2019. “Half Frozen Beer” starts slow. But, quickly evolves into a rollicking good time. It’s got that foot-stomping, feel good vibe so prescient […]

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Stereolab

Live Review: Stereolab + Mildlife – Zoo Twilights, Melbourne Zoo (06.03.20)

March 9, 2020

The penultimate Zoo Twilight show of 2020 saw one of the Ninetie’s biggest experimental groups, Stereolab, head back to Melbourne, ten years after the group last toured. The group were joined by Mildlife, a Melbourne group whose lo-fi dream electronica kept the crowd pulsing early before the main event. Mildlife lulled the early crowd with a fusion […]

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Adelaide Fringe Review: Bleach is a darkly humorous one man play – Mercure Grosvenor Hotel (05.03.20)

March 9, 2020

From the moment he swaggers into the room, you can tell Tyler Everett (played by Tom Crotty) is going to own the audience. Making eye contact, he begins his story of sex, violence and city living. Dressed in a black leather jacket, white t-shirt and designer stubble, with a backpack slung over his shoulder he […]

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