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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Luke Carlino ft. Daydream Fever “Minute” (2018)

July 12, 2018

Now calling Melbourne home, Adelaide songwriter Luke Carlino has been bringing his latest single “Minute” to life over the last week or two on stage, a slow burner of a track that continues to grow in its impact with each listen. Teaming up with Daydream Fever and VIIV on raps and production respectively, “Minute” is a strong release from Carlino, […]

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Interview: Suzanne Walker of Primo! (Melbourne) talks new album Amici ahead of hometown launch

July 12, 2018

Melbourne’s PRIMO! are band worthy of the added exclamation mark; with a rallying pop punk flair, the band have been making their mark on the local scene with the lead up to their new album Amici generating much excitement. Already, there is an European tour in the works, taking the girls from Melbourne – where they’ll launch the […]

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Review: Shangri-La Hotel – Supreme Comfort in the Heart of Tokyo

July 11, 2018

As forward-thinking Tokyo is, the idea of classicism still very much permeates many of the city’s institutions. Elegance and efficiency is a pathological expectation, and more often than not, those expectations are met tenfold. This is a large reason why, despite an overwhelming language barrier and high degree of cultural shock (for first-timers anyway), Tokyo […]

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Behind the Scenes: Young Monks dive into their new album, Swamp Creek

July 11, 2018

Young Monks have brought some bright new music out of Canberra with the release of Swamp Creek. Self-produced, the album is a hefty dose of indie mixed in with lashings of psych-pop and funk tones that in all, produces some excellent hits. Over 22 tracks, the listener is taken on one heck of a sonic journey – […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Neon Tetra “So Far From Me” (2018)

July 11, 2018

Adelaide’s Neon Tetra unleash their new EP Pollen this week – if you were a fan of their catchy single “The End Begins Again”, you’re in luck. The band has continued to explore their love for gospel notes, soul richness and the Motown golden era, bringing these influences together with excellent synth work and current pop. Their latest […]

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Datarock return with wild new record Face the Brutality and new single “Everything”

July 10, 2018

Norway’s Datarock have been riding a pretty sweet wave recently with the release of their latest record Face the Brutality; with the recent debut of their wild new music video for “Everything”, the electronic group is continuing their hot streak. Find out a bit more about the band’s new single, straight from the horse’s mouth! Can you […]

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30 Minutes with Superorganism: Don’t call them a cult, but compare them to Regurgitator and chat about Adelaide

July 10, 2018

It’s the end of May and I’m in Brighton, England for the annual The Great Escape conference and festival; possibly the world’s best event to discover new talent, and see the artists that everyone’s been talking about over the last six months or so. One act who fit very much in the latter category are […]

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Review: Devon Cafe nail the winter truffle menu yet again (Sydney)

July 8, 2018

Now that all three of their venues across Sydney (the original Surry Hills location, North Sydney and Barangaroo) are well-established, Devon Café has never been in a stronger position. The highly influential and pioneering café, which arguably bolstered the cities offensive in its ongoing dining rivalry with Melbourne, remains one of the best and most […]

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Review: Lucio Pizzeria celebrate “Australia’s Best Pizza” win (Sydney)

July 8, 2018

Walking away with the title of best pizza in Australia is nothing to be taken lightly. That’s exactly what Lucio De Falco did at this year’s authoritative World Pizza Championships, snatching the title from the usual suspects and bringing it home to his two Sydney restaurants, Darlinghurst’s acclaimed Lucio and its more recently opened Zetland […]

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Interview: Strict Face talks playing Scouted in Adelaide this month

July 6, 2018

Adelaide’s Strict Face will be one of the talented artists set to showcase as part of this year’s Scouted event that will be taking over the city on July 27th. Quick to be welcomed into the NLV Records fold and also by music fans right around the country, the producer has been continuously building on his craft […]

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Interview: Bree Tranter checks in ahead of SCOUTED in Adelaide

July 5, 2018

Ahead of Indie-Con and Adelaide’s SCOUTED event, we’re catching up with some of the Adelaide locals who will be hitting the stage! This little series focuses on those set to perform at Rocket Bar on Friday, July 27th on the AU Review stage: first cab off the rank, the incredible Bree Tranter. With her debut album Another Night on […]

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Review: Tally-ho towards The Stables for more Modern Australian (Sydney)

July 4, 2018

Paddington, is the ‘Sunday Best’ suburb of Sydney. Boasting equally chic and affluent Australian fashion labels and hole-in-the-wall art galleries, a quick jaunt down Oxford Street is all you need before you find your steps a little lighter, your smile a little wider. It’s also home to some of the best eateries known throughout Sydney. […]

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8 Gigs You Can’t Miss at the 2018 Leaps and Bounds Music Festival

July 3, 2018

Taking place for its 13th year this month, Melbourne’s Leaps and Bounds Music Festival is bringing some excellent live music to venues throughout the City of Yarra. Supporting an ever thriving music community, Leaps and Bounds is a favourite amongst many; with a stacked program ready to jump into, here are just some of our picks for […]

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What’s next for Virgin Australia? We talk to Group Executive Rob Sharp on board the inaugural Sydney to Hong Kong flight

July 3, 2018

While en route from Sydney to Hong Kong on the inaugural flight with Virgin Australia, I caught up with the airline’s Group Executive Rob Sharp to talk about the flight and where VA plans to go from here. You’re launching this Sydney to Hong Kong service a year after your Melbourne flights launched; what have […]

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Vegemite & Cheese popcorn is coming to a cinema near you

July 2, 2018

Australia’s most divisive spread is taking over! Last month Boost Juice threw a Vegemite smoothie on their new ‘Aussie-themed’ menu) and now Village Entertainment (Village Cinemas and Event Cinemas) have announced a limited edition Vegemite Popcorn. Part of their Chef’s Gourmet Premium Popcorn series, the ubiquitous cinema brand will be offering movie-goers the classic snack, […]

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Sydney’s Beer and BBQ Festival shines with beer and music, disappoints with BBQ

July 1, 2018

Now in its fourth year, the Adelaide Beer & BBQ Festival has made a name for itself as one of the most anticipated events on the South Australian calendar. This year, the event expanded to Sydney for the first time, taking over Moore Park’s Entertainment Quarter for three days of brews, bites and bands. Beer […]

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Album Review: Florence + The Machine – High As Hope (2018 LP)

June 29, 2018

There’s something about Florence + The Machine‘s new album, High As Hope, that can leave a listener full of confidence, ready to burst. This feeling isn’t exactly new, when looking at a back catalogue that includes the likes of “Shake It Out” and “Dog Days Are Over”, but as you take the journey with Florence Welch from […]

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Malaysian restaurant PappaRich opens exciting new concept location at Southern Cross Station (Melbourne)

June 28, 2018

Southern Cross Station’s collection of casual eats just took a big step up with the opening of acclaimed Malaysian-born restaurant chain PappaRich. A 40-seater venue was unveiled earlier this week, bringing the authentic flavours of South-East Asia to Melbourne’s CBD with a new-concept lean towards fast service, best represented by self-serve kiosks, a first for […]

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Review: Catalina has some new tricks but their signatures remain the highlight (Sydney)

June 28, 2018

We don’t all have the funds to be regulars over at storied Rose Bay restaurant Catalina, but while many may keep this as an occasional indulgence, it’s always well worth seeing how this dining institution is constantly evolving thanks to their unwavering commitment to change. Like most seasonally-focused restaurants, Catalina switches up their signatures with […]

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To Adelaide, with love: SEVSONS list their SA music recommendations

June 28, 2018

Alt-rockers SEVSONS have been deep in new EP territory over the last few months, building upon the success of live shows and more recently, the release of their catchy as heck new single, “Evolution”. It’s a strong step forward from the Sydney band, who are sure to be extending their reach further around the country as […]

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South-African burger bar RocoMamas makes Australian debut in Melbourne

June 28, 2018

The internationally recognised burger brand, RocoMamas has recently chosen Melbourne’s endless dining precinct, Chapel Street, to open its first flagship Australian joint. If you’re planning a visit, expect to get your hands, mouth and face dirty, as the idea behind this menu is to put down the knives and forks and attack their iconic ‘smashed […]

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Matt Moran is bringing an 80-seat Chiswick pop-up to Splendour in the Grass

June 25, 2018

For the first time ever Matt Moran will be taking his iconic Sydney restaurant Chiswick and hosting a 80-seat pop-up iteration at this year’s Splendour in the Grass. The iconic three-day festival will no doubt benefit from Moran’s planted-to-plated approach which has seen Chiswick, both the original in Woollahra and the extension at the Art […]

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A day at Australia’s newest world-class race track with the 2018 Mustang GT

June 25, 2018

Two hours east of Adelaide city lies Australia’s newest world-class motorsport park for competitors, enthusiasts and spectators. Luckily for us, The Bend Motorsport Park’s opening coincided with the launch of the 2018 Mustang it what would be a showcase of Adelaide scenery and adrenaline-charged pleasure. An hour outside of Adelaide we stopped at Wistow Bakery […]

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Vision Direct opens shop in Melbourne, is giving away 100 designer glasses for free this week

June 25, 2018

Over the next three days, Melbourne locals will be able to get their hands on a free pair of prescription glasses as popular online retailer VisionDirect.com.au opens its very first Vision Direct Optical Centre in the heart of the CBD. They’ll be going large for their opening week, committing 100 free premium acetate frames and […]

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Flight Review: Is Virgin Australia’s award winning coast-to-coast “The Business” Service worthy of its hype?

June 23, 2018

A lot has been made about Virgin Australia‘s upgraded A330’s, operating from East to West Coast, in particular their “The Business” product, which offers a flat bed on Australia’s longest domestic route. The acclaim has sat on the quality of the seats, the fact that every seat has aisle access, and on the high quality […]

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Exploring Downtown L.A.’s extensive underground tunnels is a glimpse into 1920s prohibition

June 22, 2018

There are millions of interesting little details threaded through the rich, and often controversial, history of Los Angeles, one of the most storied cities in the world thanks to its confluence of just about everything you can think of. It’s one of North America’s most multi-cultural, famed for it’s (mostly) sunny weather and largely distinct […]

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Playlist: The sounds behind the creation of Hugo Bladel’s intoxicating “Feel The Love”

June 22, 2018

Hugo Bladel‘s “Feel The Love” single has been hitting all the right spots since its recent release – a funk laden tune that has gotten us yearning for the warmth of summer. Since we’re still battening down the hatches and keeping warm for the next few months however, music like this is proving to be […]

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A look into the Barunga Festival and why everyone should travel north at least once for the experience

June 22, 2018

Over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, approximately 4000 people from across the country gathered to take part in a camping festival, Barunga, held within the Barunga community, 80 kilometres South of Katherine, home of the Bagala people. For this weekend alone, outsiders are exempt from obtaining a permit and are welcomed for three days of […]

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Eilish Gilligan, KAIIT, Sleep Talk & more confirmed on BIGSOUND’s first artist reveal

June 21, 2018

BIGSOUND continues to gear up this year, with the September festival revealing more of its cards for 2018 – their first artist announcement coming this afternoon. Some familiar faces will return to The Valley to showcase their music, while a whole range of fresh names will be on the bill to bring themselves to the […]

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A giant Arnott’s Shapes box has popped up in Circular Quay (Sydney)

June 21, 2018

Arnott’s Shapes are still very much top of the line as far as Aussie snacks go, which should come to no surprise seeing as 230,000 packs of the things are consumed every day across the country (compare that with 100,000 packs of Jatz, and 43,000 packs of Vita-Weat). In a response to the strong-as-ever popularity […]

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