Guest Playlist: There’s A Tuesday share the songs that inspired their new single “Familiar”

May 31, 2023

Dream-pop group There’s A Tuesday is one the most exciting bands to emerge from New Zealand. The band, led by the talented front-women Minnie and Nat, are known for their ethereal and atmospheric sound that transports listeners to a dreamy realm. Despite being relatively new on the scene, There’s A Tuesday has already made waves […]

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Krooked Kings share new album All Out of Good Days and favourite Aussie artists

May 12, 2023

Salt Lake City indie-rock quintet Krooked Kings have returned with their awaited sophomore record All Out of Good Days, released yesterday via Nobody Gets It. After a successful debut album with The Comedown in 2021, the band have gone on to perform at SXSW, sell out their West Coast tour and dominate Spotify playlists. Featuring […]

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Guest Playlist: Safety First share the songs that inspired “Office Romance”

May 10, 2023

Sydney indie-rock quintet Safety First are starting the year off strong with their fun new single “Office Romance” – released 27 April – to get you through the day. The track is their fourth since emerging in 2022 and demonstrates their knack for spotlighting the interesting stories in everyday scenarios. Inspired by workplace sit-coms like […]

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Molly Rocket drop debut EP Syrup and share their favourite desserts

May 3, 2023

Adelaide indie-rock quartet Molly Rocket have today released their debut EP Syrup. The five-track project from these young hopefuls is not as sweet as it sounds, with darker lyrical undertones and grungy guitars inviting chaos. Featuring the singles “Rabbit Hole”, “Asphalt” and “Methany”, the EP is the band’s first collection of songs since emerging in […]

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Live Review: The Wombats + Jaguar Jonze at Palais Theatre, Melbourne (27.11.22)

December 1, 2022

Sunday night was the return of beloved English band The Wombats to Melbourne for the second time in 2022. With the earlier tour focusing on the release of their 2022 album, Fix Yourself, Not the World, this tour off the back of Spilt Milk Festival was to celebrate their recently released EP, Is This What […]

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Photo Gallery: The Wombats + Jaguar Jonze – The Palais Theatre, Melbourne (27.11.22)

November 30, 2022

Sunday night displayed why Melbourne loves The Wombats so much as they graced the stage of the Palais Theatre on the first leg of their tour for their recent EP Is This What It Feels Like To Feel Like This? They were joined by Brisbane artist and firecracker Jaguar Jonze for an enjoyable evening that […]

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Live Review: The Lumineers + Hollow Cove – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, (18.11.22)

November 20, 2022

While the weather was cold outside, it was a night of warmth and music at Margaret Court arena, as it hosted Colorado heavyweights, The Lumineers. Hollow Coves were a great opening act for The Lumineers. The duo from Brisbane put on a fantastic set and allowed the atmosphere to rise throughout their performance as the […]

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Photo Gallery: The Lumineers + Hollow Cove – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne (18.11.22)

November 20, 2022

The Lumineers put on a wonderful celebration of music on Friday night at Margaret Court Arnea in Melbourne to see out their Brightside album tour. It was great to see the band in Australia again and putting on such extensive performances. Dan was there to bring you these photos  

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Live Review: Spacey Jane + I Know Leopard + Teenage Dads, Forum Melbourne, Melbourne (23.08.22)

August 25, 2022

While many would have been cozy at home on a cold Tuesday night in August, the Forum hosted a packed house for the first of Spacey Jane’s five shows in Melbourne on their Here Comes Everybody tour. Even though this opening show was for an underage crowd, Spacey Jane, I Am Leopard and Teenage Dads […]

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Photo Gallery: Spacey Jane + I Know Leopard + Teenage Dads, Forum Melbourne, Melbourne (23.08.22)

August 25, 2022

Spacey Jane‘s opening show was one to remember with the band and guests I Know Leopard and Teenage Dads putting on three stellar performances for the all-ages crowd on Tuesday night. Dan was there to bring you these images.

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Album of the Week: Jaguar Jonze’s debut Bunny Mode gives us what we wanted, plus a little extra

June 2, 2022

After a long line of single releases since her Antihero EP last year, Jaguar Jonze has finally released her debut album, Bunny Mode. The album is full of spice and emotion, with thrilling vocal runs and powerful messaging that seep through the album. Known for exciting costuming, great lyrics and energetic live performances, Jaguar Jonze has […]

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Photo Gallery: Holy Holy + Hayley Mary – Forum Theatre, Melbourne (28.05.22)

June 1, 2022

After a cold week, Holy Holy warmed up Melbourne on their Forum leg of the ‘My Beautiful World’ tour. Over the course of an hour and a half set, they played the fan favourites from earlier albums, including “True Lovers”, “Sentimental and Monday” and “Teach Me About Dying”. They also made sure the new album […]

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Live Review: Methyl Ethel + Ash Baroque & Les Fleurs d’Ombre, The Night Cat (27.04.22)

May 2, 2022

It’s been an alluring three nights for any fans of dreamesque Indie rock in Melbourne, as Methyl Ethel and their haunting opening act, Ash Baroque & Les Fleurs d’Ombre spent their evenings at the Night Cat. The opening act of Ash Baroque and Les Fleurs d’Ombre had a flair for the dramatic. Including drag, operatic […]

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Live Review: Mallrat + Ninajirachi – Forum Melbourne (07.12.21)

December 9, 2021

After multiple postponements, one wouldn’t be surprised if Mallrat decided to cancel her run of two shows at the Forum in Melbourne. Thankfully, she persevered and we were finally able to get a taste of her emphatic pop sounds once again at the Forum on Tuesday night. To make sure the evening started off with […]

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The 5 best indie games we played at PAX Aus 2019

October 15, 2019

PAX Rising has always satisfied my craving for new and inventive experiences, and this year is no different. So once again, I decided to roam the floor and dive into as many indie titles as I can, picking out my top 5 indie titles from PAX Aus 2019. Keep in mind, these are not reviews […]

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Damsel Review: Into the Fray

August 19, 2019

Damsel is the debut title from Brisbane-based developer Screwtape Studios, and a that weilds is distaste for corporate culture like a cudjel. It’s a balletic, side-scrolling arcade shooter about a special agent on a mission to investigate Red Mist, a drink created by a corporation owned and run by literal, actual vampires. Damsel’s pulpy, comic […]

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Aussie Game Armello coming to Nintendo Switch in Late September

September 15, 2018

In exciting news for fans of the game, it has been announced that the critically acclaimed Aussie game Armello will be coming to Nintendo Switch in late September. Let’s have a look at the announcement trailer. Armello received wide-ranging support in 2015, sweeping up indie awards left right and centre. It’s Aussie born, by Melbourne team […]

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Games Review: Hand of Fate 2 (Switch, 2018): A good deal more

July 20, 2018

Hand of Fate 2, the card-based role-player by Brisbane-based Defiant Development, launched on major platforms last year. Its Nintendo Switch port took a little longer to arrive, but arrive it has and, for Switch owners, it was worth the wait.

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Watch this trailer for a game in which you play as an arsehole goose immediately

October 5, 2017

Australian indie developer House House (Push Me, Pull You) dropped a trailer on Monday for their next title, an untitled honk-em-up in which you play a goose that terrorises a village garden.

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Video Games Review: Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles (PS4, 2017) is an adventure game that won’t tell you what to do

August 29, 2017

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles is a game that pulls from all sorts of different places for inspiration. It pulls from literature, it pulls from movies and (most often) it pulls from other games. While its inspirations are worn quite proudly on its sleeve, it’s what Yonder does with them that makes it memorable.

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The Working Lunch is giving women the tools they need to enter and flourish in the games industry

August 28, 2017

Almost half of the of all Australians who play video games are female. In the games development space however, women make up only 19% of the total workforce. The Working Lunch, a new initiative from the IGEA and some of Australia’s most prominent female games industry veterans, aims to change that.

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Scott Ludlam’s resignation is a massive blow to the Australian gaming industry, and we’re devastated

July 14, 2017

Earlier this afternoon Western Australian Greens senator Scott Ludlam resigned from his positions in the Australian senate and the Greens deputy leadership. The resignation came following the discovery that he had never formally renounced his New Zealand dual citizenship before running in the 2016 federal election. With Ludlam’s departure, the only voice the Australian games […]

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Video Games Review: INSIDE (PS4, 2016)

September 12, 2016

Developer Playdead arrived on the scene in a big way with their moody puzzle-platformer LIMBO only a few years ago. They’re back now with INSIDE, a game that embraces the lessons learned from LIMBO and takes them a step further. INSIDE is so good that I don’t want to spoil it one bit for anyone who hasn’t had […]

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E3 2016: EA announces EA Originals program designed to give indie devs a leg up

June 12, 2016

EA have used their EA Play press event to announce EA Originals, a program designed to give independent developers the support they need to complete and release their games.

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Video Games Review: Firewatch (PC, 2016)

February 8, 2016

Firewatch is a game that had me intrigued from the moment I laid eyes on it. The first time I heard anything about it was a trailer during Sony’s E3 2015 press conference. It made me laugh, it made me wonder what its deal was and I quietly kept an eye on it over the […]

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Video Games Review: The Westport Independent (PC, 2016)

January 24, 2016

I’ve already seen The Westport Independent described as “Censorship Simulator” online and, honestly, that’s not a bad way to describe it. A totalitarian Loyalist government is instituting policies that will prevent a free media from informing the masses, but the underground Rebels need the help of your newspaper to help sway public opinion and create […]

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PAX AUS 2015: Scott Ludlam says the government isn’t working hard enough to support local devs

November 3, 2015

Greens senator Scott Ludlam had some very choice words for the Australian government on the Boss Level panel at PAXAus on Saturday, saying in no uncertain terms that they are not doing enough to support the local games industry.

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Video Games Review: Shovel Knight (PS4, 2015)

November 3, 2015

There’s been a resurgence in games that trade in the nostalgia surrounding the 8-bit NES-era in the last few years. Where many of the games that seek to capitalise in the look and feel of those games, they rarely capture what really made them special. Shovel Knight isn’t one of those games. Shovel Knight doesn’t […]

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Video Games Review: Hacknet (PC, 2015)

August 18, 2015

Hacknet is a largely text-based game about the perils and quiet victories that come with being a real world hacker. Adelaide developer Team Fractal Alligator (aka Matt Trobianni) has created a game that deals in mental jousts and proves that you can still make a text-based adventure in 2015 that is thrilling and addictive.

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Razer acquires Ouya, promises to pay any indie devs Ouya still owes

July 30, 2015

Earlier this week, Android-based micro console manufacturer Ouya was acquired by peripheral and gaming PC maker Razer. As sometimes happens when one company absorbs another, all their dirty secrets go with them.

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