Day: September 20, 2018

Your Girl Pho

Music Matters Interview: Your Girl Pho (WA) talks about the flourishing Perth music scence

September 20, 2018

Neo-Soul artist from Western Australia Your Girl Pho is strikingly unconventional in her music, and her fabulous baby pink outfit – Juicy with a strong kick of spice, just like a good Pho. Originally a solo project (just Phoebe Gunson and her laptop), drums and saxophone have now been added, changing the entire set. Having […]

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The 2018 Man Booker Prize shortlist has been unveiled – complete with surprise omissions

September 20, 2018

Today the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize has been unveiled, with the thirteen strong longest whittled down to just six. The six authors making the cut are Anna Burns, Esi Edugyan, Daisy Johnson, Rachel Kushner, Richard Powers and Robin Robertson. Although, still a strong shortlist, it is not without its surprises. There’s no room on the […]

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Hong Kong’s historic bullet trains are ready, connecting the city to Greater China

September 20, 2018

In an effort to further strengthen Hong Kong’s position as a gateway to Greater China, the city’s Transport and Housing Bureau is getting ready to introduce the long-awaited – almost a decade in the making – High Speed Rail system connecting Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. Set to commence operation on 23rd September of this […]

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Guest Playlist: Nathan Cavaleri – The songs that influenced “Demons”

September 20, 2018

Sydney’s Indie Rock/Blues artist Nathan Cavaleri has recently released his new single “Demons”. The result of a period of personal confrontation and struggle, “Demons” is a striking mix of psychedelic guitar, and swampy riffs, and the next step in an already distinguished, (albeit perhaps unheralded) career. There have been highs; at the age of twelve […]

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Track of the Day: Jon Hopkins “Singularity” (2018)

September 20, 2018

Today saw Jon Hopkins release what he described as “the single most epic video I’ve ever made.” It’s pretty clear within seconds of watching that this is completely justified, and not just some egocentric statement. The video in question accompanies “Singularity”, the title track from his latest record, and is a continuation of the expansive soundscape […]

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Meet the Aussies sharing the stage with Ozzy and Slayer at Download Festival 2019

September 20, 2018

Let’s admit it, Australia is now – and has been for quite some time – bursting at the seams with world-class talent; literally overflowing with musical geniuses that have been providing some of the best tunes for generations. We aren’t complaining with our high quality exports because breaking into the music scene can sometimes seem […]

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Magic: The Gathering Arena enters Open Beta

September 20, 2018

The Open Beta launch date for the digital version of the world’s first strategy card game, Magic: The Gathering Arena has today been announced by creators Wizards of the Coast.  Over the past six months, the game has been played by only lucky fans in the Closed Beta, with September 28 marking the day all […]

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Glitch returns for final season, filming underway in Melbourne for season 3

September 20, 2018

Filming is currently underway in Melbourne for the third and final season of Glitch, a Logie and AACTA award-winning, paranormal drama series that calls both ABC and Netflix home. The next season is said to introduce new characters, shocking twists and unexpected turns, all the while keeping viewers on the edge of their seats for […]

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Tech Review: Xbox Adaptive Controller is remarkable tech made for remarkable people

September 20, 2018

Gaming and physical disabilities have a long history of not working well together. Back in the early days of arcade joysticks and two-button controllers, the hurdles disabled players had to overcome in order to enjoy a video game were fewer. Even if you didn’t have great dexterity in your fingers, you could rest your palm […]

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Interview: Rising star Ruel (Sydney) chats before launching his debut EP tour Ready around Australia

September 20, 2018

Ahead of Ruel’s headline Australian tour to launch his debut EP Ready we got a chance to sit down with the young singer/songwriter to discuss the beginnings of his musical career, how he copes with being a teenager in the music industry and performing in Japan. First of all, How is everything? Where are you […]

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Melbourne Fringe Review: Consciously Kyah presents powerful creative collaboration Seeping

September 20, 2018

The first thing that hit me when I entered the dimly lit room in the midst of Sydney Road is the enveloping smell of incense. Basking in a red hued light, an array of flowers had been artfully placed around the area. The stage had been set and Consciously Kyah’s “Seeping” was about to begin. […]

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Intrepid tighten focus on sustainable travel with new millennial brochure

September 20, 2018

Veteran adventure travel company Intrepid have recently put out a brand new, and very substantial, brochure focusing on socially conscious millennial travel. In a nod to the growing importance of sustainable travel and reducing one’s carbon footprint, the 18 to 29s brochure spans more than 80 travel experiences and hops from bucketlist experiences like camping […]

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Album Review: Noname’s Room 25 (2018 LP) is one of the best releases of the year

September 20, 2018

Noname (FKA: Noname Gypsy) is a central figure within the underground Chicago rap scene. Her debut album Telefone was an incredible, melancholic project – dealing with sexism, introspection, and wider racial and social issues, all delivered in her trademark wispy yet warm delivery. Following the great reception this project received, the level of anticipation for her […]

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Film Review: The House With A Clock In Its Walls (USA, 2018) Ticks With Magic; Tocks With Horror

September 20, 2018

When you mix up Harry Potter with Goosebumps you end up with The House With A Clock In Its Walls. A film that combines magic with a haunted house and the tried and true need for our young hero to find his courage and rise up to save the day. When orphaned 10 year old […]

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