Author: Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy Editor of the AU review, an obsessive hip hop nerd, a whisky drinker, and a lover of all things travel. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter with @chrisdsingh.

This Canberra institution has become the city’s first “Ospitalità Italiana” certified restaurant

December 12, 2018

Looking for the best Italian food you can possible find in our nation’s capital? It’s going to be hard to look past Agostinis, which has now become the city’s very first to receive the exclusive “Ospitalità Italiana” certification from the Italian Chamber of Commerce in affiliation with the Italian government in Rome. Basically, what this […]

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Crystalbrook Collection to open Newcastle’s first ever five-star luxury hotel

December 12, 2018

After a highly successful entry into Cairns with recently opened luxury resort Riley, Crystalbrook Collection Hotels & Resorts have today announced that they have acquired Newcastle’s iconic ‘Roundhouse’ Council Administrative Centre with plans to convert the building into a luxury five-star hotel. Set to open in late 2020, the planned hotel, dubbed Kingsley, will stick […]

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Our top picks for the perfect gift this Christmas

December 12, 2018

It’s hard to believe 2018, an exhausting year for many around the world, is already coming to a close. Just one look at any news media would tell you people around the globe put up with a lot this year, and that’s all the more reason to make this Christmas one that’s stress free and […]

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Bondi favourite Shuk is expanding to Chatswood and Elizabeth Bay

December 12, 2018

Renowned for their signature spin on Israeli and Middle Eastern cuisine, Bondi stalwart Shuk is finally ready to expand on out to the North Shore with two new venues, one in foodie hub Chatswood and one in the breezy Elizabeth Bay. The expansion comes after celebrating their fifth year in the Bondi community, and it’s […]

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Live Review: Wu-Tang Clan prove unstoppable at celebratory Sydney Opera House show

December 11, 2018

Anyone who has seen the almighty Wu-Tang Clan live before would be forgiven for being a bit cynical about their sold out four-show run at the Sydney Opera House. As far back as I can remember, all nine living members of the Wu have never been on an Australian stage together. The closest we got […]

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Basement Jaxx are coming to Australia with a full orchestra

December 11, 2018

Legendary duo Basement Jaxx have just announced three special Australian shows for April 2019, re-imagining their long line of hits with a full orchestra and backing singers. The tour, which will take them to iconic venues like the Sydney Opera House and Margaret Court Arena, is a completely updated and refreshed version of a project […]

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Track of the Day: Turquoise Prince “Eric Banas” (2018)

December 10, 2018

After a standout guest spot on Spit Syndicate’s Orbit earlier this year, as well as string of excellent singles like “Concussed” and “Lighter”, Canberra based artist emcee/singer Turquoise Prince is closing out a big 2018 with a devastating right hook on “Eric Banas”. The recently released single and video is best considered a statement of […]

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All Australian airlines to commence strict weighing of carry-on baggage

December 10, 2018

Starting tomorrow, all Australian airlines will begin cracking down on oversized carry-ons as they introduce mandatory weighing for all cabin baggage. While this has been standard for some airlines for quite some time now, it was announced today that Virgin Australia will be jumping on board with the policy, following a recent announcement along similar […]

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Sydney’s legendary World Bar has been saved; to reopen as “Cali Club” this week

December 10, 2018

Following the very infuriating and deeply upsetting announcement that Kings Cross icon World Bar was going under, a very welcome announcement has popped up indicating that the renowned nightlife venue will be reopening this week as Cali Club. Turns out the institution has been saved by hospitality duo Dane Gorrel and Matt Weir, who most […]

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Brisbane is getting a new luxury Art Series Hotel under Story Bridge

December 10, 2018

Australia’s beloved Art Series Hotel group have announced that their next hotel will be a new $100m Brisbane flagship named The Fantauzzo. Set to open in March 2019, The Fantauzzo will be the first Art Series property following their acquisitioned by AccorHotels earlier this year, sticking true to the brand’s language by designing the 166-room […]

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Interview: Royce Da 5’9 gets personal, talks beatmaking, and empathises with “mumble rap”

December 10, 2018

There are few figures in the industry as highly regarded and respected as Royce Da 5’9 when it comes to straight, no-bullshit, masterful hip hop. The Detroit emcee is often referred to as one of the greatest emcees alive, and that accolade hasn’t faded ever since Bad Meets Evil and Rock City were introduced over […]

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Win a BeefEater Signature 3000e 4 Burner Mobile BBQ so you can make the most of summer

December 7, 2018

While our friends over on the other side of the world prep for the Christmas season with snowmen and lavish Christmas markets, us here in Australia are beginning to break out the beach blankets and, most importantly, the BBQ. The latter seems to be one of the most essential items for any respectable holiday season, […]

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Why luxury cruising in Alaska isn’t just for retirees anymore

December 4, 2018

It would be naïve to assume that the stigma of luxury cruises being a thing for older people has gone anywhere; though it’s almost certainly on the way out. As comfort travel makes a big comeback for millennials, so too does the desire to fully immerse oneself in a travel experience as rich and ambitious […]

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Track of the Day: Midas.Gold “Passions” (2018)

December 3, 2018

With a scorching sound that’ll inevitably burn through to numerous “best of” lists come New Years, Brisbane-based emcee Midas.Gold gets deeply experimental on “Passions”. The new track, released earlier this month and recently given the visual treatment, is a strong (2-)step towards fusing UK’s definitive Garage vibes with Midas’ frenetic performance, offering something vastly different […]

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Film Review: Sorry To Bother You (USA, 2018) proves a wildly original satirical comedy

November 30, 2018

Boots Riley has over two decades of powerful, biting and important work behind him as emcee of The Coup, so Sorry for Bothering You, his directorial debut, isn’t as big of a leap as it appears to be for the artist. Well, it’s not big in the sense that smart political satire is anything new […]

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Five things you should know about the Bourgogne winemaking region of France

November 23, 2018

It would take years, maybe even a lifetime, and a strong will to fully explore and learn about the many winemaking regions of France. The country is packed with some of the most legendary, and delicious, wines in the world, and constantly serves as a source of inspiration for the many sommeliers and wine retailers […]

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Win a fancy new 256GB Surface Pro 6 to celebrate “Anything but Ordinary”

November 22, 2018

There are two reasons why we’re teaming up with Microsoft to give away a shiny new and very, very cool 256GB Surface Pro 6 worth AU$1,849.00. One, we’re just really nice people and we want you to have a good Christmas; two, Microsoft are doing something pretty damn cool in the very nifty space between […]

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Live Review: Maxwell’s stylish live show dominates Las Vegas’ legendary Pearl Concert Theatre

November 14, 2018

Back in 1998 when Maxwell released Embrya, a follow-up to seminal debut Urban Hang Suite, the famously suave purveyor of sophisticated and mature R&B (casually referred to as “Grown Folk Music”) was met with piles of critical backlash. Although the album was a success, reaching platinum status and earning the Brooklyn artist a Grammy nod, […]

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Future, Lil Uzi Vert and more announced for Rolling Loud’s Australian debut

November 14, 2018

Following the announcement that Rolling Loud, the world’s largest new-wave hip hop festival, will be making its Australian debut in 2019, the one-day event has unveiled the first wave of big names that’ll be taking to the Sydney Showgrounds for the event. Set for 27th January, over the same weekend once dominated by Big Day […]

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Five new Sydney restaurants you need to eat at this month

November 7, 2018

Impressive new openings will always be a thing in Sydney. Whether it’s a new bar, a restaurant from a well-known chef, or a light and bright café, those who live in the sunny harbour city are spoiled for choice when they go out to dine. There’s been a whole heap of new ones popping up […]

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