Day: November 1, 2018

Interview: Klaus Fluoride of The Dead Kennedys (US) talks causing chaos in Australia

November 1, 2018

There are a lot of stories about San Franciscan punks The Dead Kennedys’ chaotic debut Australian 35 years ago. There were riots and arrests, but one I had to know about was the legendary pineapple incident. While talking to bassist Klaus Fluoride about the band’s return to Australia I brought up the incident, hoping to […]

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Tech Review: The Huawei Mate 20 Pro boasts three cameras and the clearest screen to date. But is it worth all the hype?

November 1, 2018

As is typical of this time of year, the last few months have seen a stack of new smartphone releases. Huawei‘s newest release is not only a competitor to other top brands, but it excels far beyond most recent handsets. From its in-screen fingerprint scanner to having three rear cameras (that consist of a 40-MP […]

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The Songs That Made Me “Need You”: Feather Touch’s Guest Playlist

November 1, 2018

Feather Touch has been making waves of late with his breakout single “The River” (featuring Aeora) and now “Need You”, a pulsating club banger laced with a good dose of future-pop. For this week’s featured guest playlist on the AU, the Sydney-based tropicalyso-disco producer takes us on a journey through his electric tastes that have led […]

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Flights between Australia and the USA right now are under $799

November 1, 2018

There’s a bit of a price war going on over the Pacific right now, and the winners are us as consumers. Whether you’re flying to Honolulu or Los Angeles from Australia’s East Coast, full service airlines such as Hawaiian, Qantas, Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand are offering fares below $800, and even as low […]

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The world’s eSports industry is growing at a massive rate, and Hong Kong is ready to catch up

November 1, 2018

If you haven’t noticed by now, the eSports industry is on an exciting growth trajectory that won’t be slowing down anytime soon. Less and less people on the outside looking in are seeing eSports as a niche interest or trend, but a legitimate, lucrative and very, very entertaining sport that could easily eclipse traditional sports […]

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Film Review: Bohemian Rhapsody (USA, 2018) is as spirited as it is sterilized

November 1, 2018

Biopics are a dime-a-dozen these days. And when one considers the marketable possibilities about them, it’s not hard to see why there are so many of them. Particularly when the subject of the biopic revolves around the entertainment industry. In the case of the music industry, we have had so many biopics revolving around that […]

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Interview: The Man From Mo’Wax director Matthew Jones reflects on his James Lavelle documentary

November 1, 2018

The Electronic Music Conference kicks off in Sydney next month, and as part of its evening program – EMCPlay – will be a screening of the documentary on Mo’Wax and UNKLE founder James Lavelle, The Man From Mo’Wax. Paris Pompor from Groovescooter is curating the film program of the festival, which will screen at the Surry Hills […]

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Album Review: Oh Pep! – I Wasn’t Only Thinking About You… (2018 LP)

November 1, 2018

Melbourne Duo Olivia Hally and Pepita Emmerichs, known as Oh Pep!, are back again. Since they first met in a performing arts school in 2009, the girls have brought out two EPs, one full-length album, and concluded several international tours. Now the duo follow on from their critically acclaimed debut Stadium Cake with I Wasn’t Only […]

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Hotel Review: Mantra St Kilda Rd’s modern comforts are just a short tram ride away from Melbourne’s CBD

November 1, 2018

Mantra St Kilda Rd is characterised by its stunning and elegant modern charm, with a chandeliered, ballroom style entrance and lovely art deco apartments. Every wall is adorned with bold paintings, and with its red carpet entrance way, it brings a sense of grandeur to the venue. The hotel boasts a well-equipped and very spacious […]

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Book Review: In Melissa Fagan’s What Will Be Worn: A McWhirters Story family history meets a Fortitude Valley icon

November 1, 2018

McWhirters, a heritage listed building sitting on the corner of Brunswick and Wickham, is a Brisbane landmark, these days operating as a shopping centre, an apartment block, and a very obvious map marker for those lost in the depths of the Valley. But, in What Will Be Worn: A McWhirters Story, the name emblazoned on […]

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Track of the Day: Dominique Pruitt “High in the Valley” (2018)

November 1, 2018

Los Angeles-based country singer-songwriter Dominique Pruitt has dropped a new single, her first release in five years. “High in the Valley” is a swaggering retro-tinged ode to the monotony of the 9-to-5 life, if you like your country music fiesty and female driven, then this is the track for you. Despite coming from a musical […]

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Archie Rose team up with Sydney’s West Hotel for a “Summer of Gin”

November 1, 2018

Sydney’s new luxury boutique hotel is kicking off the warmer season by celebrating with summer’s most beloved spirit – Gin. West Hotel, a collection from Hilton that launched in February earlier this year, have teamed up with the local distillery, Archie Rose Distilling Co., to bring a gin-infused bar menu and summer cocktail list to the […]

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Games Review: Diablo III: Eternal Collection (Switch, 2018) is an elegant, deeply satisfying couch co-op experience

November 1, 2018

And now, a take that may be controversial: Diablo 3 is way better on console than it is on PC. No seriously, hear me out on this one. While Diablo 3 has been available on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for some time, this is the game’s first appearance on the Nintendo Switch or, […]

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Exclusive Album Premiere: Little Georgia – All The While (2018 LP)

November 1, 2018

Since releasing their debut acoustic album Bootleg in 2016, Australian folk-rock duo Little Georgia (Justin Carter and Ashleigh Mannix) have captured the ears of many listeners around Australia and the world. Buoyed by some three years on the road, fans ears’ perked up earlier this year when “Yellow Cup” hit the airwaves. The track was the […]

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Games Review: Dark Souls Remastered (Nintendo Switch, 2018) is as Masterful as it is Portable

November 1, 2018

Dark Souls Remastered finally makes its way onto the Nintendo Switch after bringing its most polished iteration of the game to date on those respective consoles. I am glad to say that Dark Souls Remastered’s latest outing is as good as it’s ever been, bringing players back to the world of Lordan; and being able […]

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Supanova Interview: Ryan Potter talks DCU Titans and making his Australian convention debut

November 1, 2018

You’re probably more likely to recognise Ryan Potter’s voice first before recollecting the young actor for his film and television credits. Potter voiced the character of Hiro Hamada in Big Hero 6, both the film and the television series, as well as in a variety of Disney Infinity War games. But soon that’s all about […]

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