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Exclusive Premiere: Royal And The Southern Echo – Correspondence (2018 EP)

November 13, 2018

Today we are excited to premiere the debut EP from Brisbane’s Royal and The Southern Echo, the brainchild of singer-songwriter Bryce Schneider, ahead of its official release tomorrow. Partly written whilst living in Berlin, Correspondence is Schneider’s attempt to bring some of the Queensland sunshine to Europe, and find a sense of home.  Listening to […]

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Five Books You Need To Read This Month: November

November 13, 2018

Another month. Another five books. We might be getting closer to Christmas, but there’s nothing particularly “festive” about this month’s five titles. Though they’d all make wonderful gifts for the book lover in your life. It is a particularly fiction heavy list this month, with a debut short story collection, a highly anticipated second novel, […]

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9 events you don’t want to miss at the 2019 Perth Festival

November 8, 2018

With summer just down the track, why not prepare yourself for one of the best Arts festivals to hit WA shores. Running from the February 8th to March 3rd, Perth Festival has cultivated the growth and exploration of some of the greatest Australian and International acts and is one of Australia’s premier Arts events. Here […]

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Album of the Week: Cyanide Thornton’s debut self-titled LP is a transcendent experience

November 7, 2018

It almost seems unbelievable that the self-titled LP is Cyanide Thornton’s first release. The Melbourne three-piece formed in 2016 and quickly gathered a local following in the alternative rock circuits of the city. The much-anticipated self-titled album will drop on Friday and is a collection of seven unique and musically advanced tracks. The album is like a […]

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Interview: Glitoris (Canberra) talk The Policy debut album and the raw energy of their live shows

November 5, 2018

Canberra rockers Glitoris released their debut album The Policy on Friday – and today tickets to their album tour go on sale. Last week, Liv Toerkell caught up with the group to talk about the album, the upcoming tour, the raw energy of their live show and the issues they face in the male-dominated music […]

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Five Arts events not to miss around Australia this November

November 2, 2018

Summer is closing in, and you know exactly what that means. Australia is home to some of the biggest and brightest selections of entertainment and there is no doubt that coming up there will be something for everybody. From Jazz Festivals to Comedy shows, November is jam-packed with ah-mazing events and we aren’t going to […]

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Gig Guide: 7 gigs not to miss in Melbourne this November

October 31, 2018

November is almost here which means summer time is just around the corner! With warmer days and longer nights, there’s no better time to see some great live music. Step into summer the right way and get along to some unmissable gigs this November. Here are seven Melbourne gigs to check out! King Princess November […]

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Album of the Week: Glades – To Love You (2018 LP)

October 31, 2018

Sydney electronic pop trio Glades are releasing their long awaited debut album, To Love You. Featuring singles “Eyes Wide Shut”, “Not About You”, “Drive” and “Do Right”, the album is out this Friday. With a remarkable 150 million streams under their belt already, this trio clearly aren’t messing around. To Love You opens with a track called “Nervous […]

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5 Artists you don’t want to miss at WAMfest 2018

October 30, 2018

Now in its twenty-fifth year, WAMFest is WA’s favourite annual celebration of emerging homegrown artists, bands and producers. Devoted to celebrating and showcasing local talent, the festival is the largest of its kind in the world, and will culminate this week, with a weekend filled with outdoor performances, venue showcases, workshops, and industry events all centred […]

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Hawksley Workman “Battlefords” (2018)

October 26, 2018

Singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist Hawksley Workman has become something to rely on in Canadian music, making music for over 20 years, releasing 16 albums and performing over 1000 shows worldwide. His creativity and strong vocals have gained him two JUNO awards (Canadian Music Awards) and he has graciously shared his skills to help produce albums […]

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The five best Melbourne Cup lunches in Sydney for 2018

October 25, 2018

Whether you engage with the race itself or not, Melbourne Cup is always a good excuse to get out of the office and sneak a long festive lunch in with the colleagues. Sydney’s best restaurants and bars always put their best food forward when it comes to “the face that stops the nation”, putting together […]

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Album of the Week: The Pierce Brothers’ Atlas Shoulders (2018 LP) is the summer album we deserve

October 24, 2018

Over the years, The Pierce Brothers have become a centrepiece of Blues, Folk and Roots within the Australian music-scape. From their start as Melbourne street buskers, the brothers’ relentless push to hone their own talents and musical abilities have driven them overseas, with landmark tours around the Europe and UK. This has also coincided with […]

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The AU Turns 10 in Perth: Meet the Bands playing our stages at WAMFest

October 22, 2018

On November 2nd and 3rd, more than one hundred local Western Australian bands will play at multiple venues across the city for FREE as part of the annual WAMFest. And this year, as part of the AU review’s national run of 10th birthday celebrations, we’re taking over no less than four stages at the Amplifier Capitol on […]

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A Star Is Reborn: Why ‘remake’ is not a dirty word

October 19, 2018

No matter how Hollywood tries to sell it, remake will always be a word deemed blasphemous to cinephiles the world over.  Sure, they can throw out terms such as reboot or reimagining or revisioning, but regardless of the spin, they all refer to the same type of picture.  And because it’s one we have experienced […]

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Here’s what you need to see at Sculpture by the Sea 2018

October 18, 2018

Sculpture by the Sea , one of the world’s largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibitions, has now opened for another year across Sydney’s spectacular Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk. The exhibition, which each year sees the coastline transformed into a 2km long sculpture park over three weeks, features 107 sculptures by artists from 21 countries […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Graham The Grand “Go” (2018)

October 18, 2018

Singer, songwriter and producer Graham The Grand returns with new single “Go” off his debut project I Don’t Know Why I Feel The Way I Do. The track, available October 19th, is down tempo and melancholic, filled with nostalgia and reflection on Graham’s own experiences. Moving to Melbourne from his hometown in Brisbane to pursue his […]

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What to expect when the legendary Employees Only opens in Sydney

October 17, 2018

Out of all the excellent new openings populating Sydney’s hospitality scene before 2019 kicks off, few are as high-profile as this one. Employees Only, the award-winning speakeasy born in New York’s West Village and often referred to as one of the world’s best, is finally ready to open it’s doors in Sydney’s CBD. It will […]

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Album of the Week: Greta Van Fleet’s Anthem of the Peaceful Army (2018 LP) is an ode to 70s rock

October 17, 2018

Topping the US Rock Charts for not one, but five consecutive weeks, opening for Bob Seger, winning the Loudwire music awards, playing sold out shows across the globe and gaining acclaim from namely artists like Elton John before even releasing an album. May I introduce Greta Van Fleet, the Michigan Rock outfit that mixed up […]

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Win a super powerful Dell G7 gaming laptop just in time for PAX Australia

October 15, 2018

A quarter of Australian and New Zealand gamers rated their skills as being “pretty damn good” in Dell’s State of Gaming Survey. Were you one of them? Even if you weren’t, we reckon this competition might be for you. Dell has turned up the heat with its G Series laptops and we’ve got one to […]

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Meet 5 deserving acts who just scored their first ARIA nominations

October 12, 2018

Well well well, Amy Shark should be blushing a big right now. After writing her most recent hit “I Said Hi” about the music industry ignoring her until the release of her 2016 breakout hit “Adore,” the industry itself has just done her a huge favour, nominating her for nine different ARIA awards, the most […]

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