Day: September 3, 2018

Meet the Aussies heading to Reykjavík for the 20th Iceland Airwaves

September 3, 2018

Iceland Airwaves will be celebrating its 20th year in November. And some of Australia’s freshest talent have joined the massive line-up to help celebrate. Four Aussie talents have been announced to join a lineup of more than 220 acts – from 26 countries – for the cardinal Reykjavík event, which recently made news for being the […]

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Australian cast revealed for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child‘s Melbourne premiere

September 3, 2018

Critically acclaimed as the single most awarded play in history, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is finally hitting Australian shores with preview performances beginning early next year on January 19th, exclusively at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre. Producers have just announced the cast of 42 performers led by New Zealand actor Gareth Reeves as Harry Potter, Paula Arundell as Hermione Granger, Gyton Grantley as Ron […]

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Album Review: Old Cities – Old Cities I (2018 EP)

September 3, 2018

Sydney based artist Old Cities’ self-titled debut EP was released on Friday, mixed and produced by the man himself, Jordi White. Old Cities I paints the last 10 years of White’s life, written and recorded around the globe, each song embellished by these distinct influences. The EP carries an anthemic design, conjuring comparisons to Coldplay, Gang of […]

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Track of the Day: Sparrows “Over & Out” (2018)

September 3, 2018

From that mesmerising bounce, spun into a tribal-like dance, to the wispy vocal performance from Sydney artist Sparrows reminiscent of a vocalist like Lykke Li, “Over & Out” is a strong case for the return of euphoric dance-pop in 2018. The singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, born Jessica Nitties, has chosen to put this solid work […]

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Aussies Abroad: Julia Jacklin joining First Aid Kit on North American Tour

September 3, 2018

Kicking off next week, Australian Singer-Songwriter Julia Jacklin is touring some massive venues across North America with Swedish sister-Duo First Aid Kit. Starting on September 9th, the two groups will play no less than 19 shows together across the States and Canada, with one of their Brooklyn dates already sold out. For those unfamiliar with […]

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Virgin Australia to begin flying direct services between Hobart and Perth this month

September 3, 2018

In just a few weeks time, Virgin Australia will become the first airline to introduce direct services between Hobart and Perth, opening up a necessary connection between two of Australia’s fastest growing cities. The airline will fly the thrice-weekly return service on a Boeing 737, providing travellers with better and easier access to the two […]

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Review: Alpha Restaurant (Sydney) – Greek institution makes some welcome changes

September 3, 2018

Sydney’s Greek dining institution Alpha has refined their menu further to make Peter Conistis’ cooking more accessible to a wider variety of diners. The major change is that they’ve taken some of their most popular, larger dishes and also included options for smaller sizes so those who really want to indulge, especially groups, can have […]

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Five acts not to miss at BIGSOUND 2018

September 3, 2018

BIGSOUND officially kicks off in Brisbane tomorrow, and our man on the ground this year will be Tim Byrnes. Tim has narrowed down his five must-see acts for the festival. Take a look: Wax Chattels Auckland, New Zealand trio Wax Chattels play bass guitar, keyboard, and a two-piece drum kit. But with those barest of […]

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Live Review: Snowtunes was a mega festival in a winter wonderland where Aussie acts shined

September 3, 2018

It dropped to 4 degrees both nights of Snowtunes 2018, so what did the organisers do to combat the crowd getting frozen? They assembled a lineup that would be sure to have the audience dancing, rocking and partying for hours on end. With pyro and Co2 cannons for nearly every set and boasting the likes […]

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Melbourne Esports Open proves Australian hunger for competition applicable to any medium

September 3, 2018

Anyone who tells you esports aren’t real sports hasn’t met an Australian. We can turn anything into a sport. We’re the country that turned waiting in line at PAX into a sport (you’re welcome, other PAXes). If there’s competition afoot, as a nation, we want in on it. Held across two of Australian tennis’ most […]

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