The Great Escape programmer Adam Ryan on their 2019 festival’s Aussie focus & why the Sounds Australia team are the “best in the world”

May 2, 2019

Ahead of The Great Escape, which takes over Brighton in the UK next week, I caught up with the festival’s programmer Adam Ryan to talk about the growth of the festival, the involvement of Australian acts at it, working with Sounds Australia, and what it means for Australia to be the feature country in 2019. […]

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Travel Diary: Melbourne based trio BREVE on their maiden voyage to the UK and Europe

October 26, 2016

Melbourne based experimental/psychedelic rock/electronic trio BREVE, are releasing their debut album Nothing Stays The Same on November 1st. They just got home from their first international tour through UK and Europe and take us through their experiences with this travel diary: Here’s a photo of the three of us with our trusty tour steed. A […]

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Review: The Middle Brighton Baths – Brighton (Melbourne)

September 25, 2016

“We eat with our eyes first”, a famous saying taken to the next level by The Middle Brighton Baths, one of Melbourne’s most scenic fine-dining venues. Situated just above Port Phillip Bay, The Baths’ upstairs restaurant recently underwent a full interior renovation under the creative vision of Wendy Bergman from Eades and Bergman Interiors. Teaming […]

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Travel Diary: Touring the UK with Adelaide rock band Bad//Dreems

May 19, 2016

Adelaide-based rock band, BAD//DREEMS share an exclusive tour diary with the AU review on their exciting international adventure at The Great Escape from last year. Taking us along for the ride from Leeds to Derbyshire and from Birmingham to London, the band give us the lowdown on their life on the road. Live at Leeds […]

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Travel Diary: Sydney’s Josef Salvat takes us to Brighton, England

May 17, 2016

Josef Salvat takes the AU review along on his tour of England for The Great Escape last year. Salvat brings us quirky photos of his trip including his visit to Brighton, chill days at the beach, seeing live bands like Slaves and stumbling upon a pigeon that oddly enough, gives him a new perspective on […]

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Travel Diary: Liz Drummond of Sydney trio Little May takes us to The Great Escape in Brighton

May 15, 2016

Last year, Sydney indie/folk band, Little May had an incredible time at The Great Escape festival in Brighton, England. Seeing talent from the likes of Jesse Davidson, BAD//DREEMS and Sakswatch, the talent that this festival had was enormous – and it looks no different for 2016. Before we kick this year off, however, Liz Drummond […]

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Aussies Abroad: The Temper Trap, Jagwar Ma & DMA’s added to The Great Escape line up

May 11, 2016

Talk about a triple whammy. With The Great Escape Festival preparing to take over Brighton, England next week, an Aussie trio in The Temper Trap, Jagwar Ma and DMA’s have just been announced on the already extensive and diverse line up! The Temper Trap have just wrapped up some successful shows here in Australia, their first headline dates in […]

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How to get to Brighton (UK) from Australia or the USA on a budget

May 5, 2016

The music conference and festival The Great Escape is one of the most popular annual events in all of the UK and Europe – serving as a place for hundreds of bands from around the region, and the world (including plenty of Australians) to make their mark. Last year, I discovered artists like Jack Garratt, […]

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Cucina & Co. brings classic Italian to Brighton (Melbourne)

February 20, 2016

Melbourne’s Brighton has welcomed in Cucina & Co., the new Italian restaurant from Riccardo Bianchini (Caffe’e Cucina) aimed at fresh, classic and traditional flavours showcasing what Italians do best: pizza e vino. The 65-seat venue will be offering a seasonal a la carte menu which brings it back to simple Italian cooking with wood-fired pizzas, […]

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