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.

Game of Thrones: Five things we know about The Battle of Winterfell

April 26, 2019

It doesn’t seem like enough to just say this next, third, episode of Game of Thrones Season 8 will be ambitious. Plenty of things in this day and age are ambitious: jazz-rap concept albums from chiselled Compton emcees; some absolutely fucked mutant food hybrid, likely involving Nutella and doughnuts; millennial media start-ups that are so […]

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Game of Thrones Season 8: Who will die in the Battle of Winterfell?

April 25, 2019

People are going to die in Game of Thrones next week. There’s absolutely no question about it. Hyped as the longest battle sequence ever committed to film/tv, the third episode – probably titled “The Long Night” – will undoubtedly be a milestone in television history as it deals with the direct result of the fearsome […]

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Dragon’s Dogma Review: Another excellent port for Nintendo Switch

April 25, 2019

Nintendo Switch has had a brilliant run of ports to date, with most of them thoughtfully refined to fit onto the docked/portable hybrid system; Dragon’s Dogma is no exception. Though Capcom’s action-RPG has been re-released several times in the past, it’s position in the world of action-RPGs remains firmly as an underdog – a cult-loved […]

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Huawei P30 Pro Review: An absolute powerhouse

April 24, 2019

Already the newly released Huawei P30 Pro has begun racking up awards, a pile which will no doubt stack high come end of year, starting with “Best Photo Smartphone” from the Technical Image Press Association. The Chinese company’s highly anticipated new flagship builds upon a steady legacy of “rewriting the rules” – as so their […]

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Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2 Review: Final Preparations, Final Goodbyes

April 22, 2019

Season 8’s premiere, “Winterfell”, was a surprisingly disappointing and robotic brush of box-ticking. Reunions and moments of levity took up the most of it, appealing to the masses with schlocky CGI dragon-riding and destined-for-meme Bran stare-downs. The only thing remotely impressive about the episode was John Bradley’s acting. “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” was […]

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Kanye West’s Coachella Sunday Service: Tears, Water, and DMX

April 22, 2019

Coachella’s second weekend may have been rich with performances from some of the music industry’s biggest names, but no other event garnered as much wide-eyed curiosity as Kanye West’s “Sunday Service”. An extension and validation of all the Sunday Service sessions that have been drip-fed to us over the past few months, portraying an invigorated […]

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Game of Thrones Season 8 “Winterfell”: what worked and what didn’t

April 19, 2019

After what felt like an endless wait, Game of Thrones has returned for its sweeping final run of episodes, six instalments which will wrap up what has essentially been one of the greatest television events of all time. I’ve spent the past week and a half re-watching it all – my fifth time doing so […]

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Etihad Airways are offering free 2-night stopovers in Abu Dhabi

April 18, 2019

Etihad Airways are currently offering passengers a free stopover in Abu Dhabi as part of a “landmark global promotion”, tied to flights between 21st April and 15th July 2019. Not only that, but no less than 15 different hotels in the UAE capital have come on board to offer two free nights accommodation for guests […]

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Flying Lotus previews new album, drops first single with David Lynch

April 18, 2019

Experimental producer Flying Lotus is prepping his first studio album since 2014’s brilliant You’re Dead!, and from our first preview, it’s going to one hell of a bizarre ride. The prolific artist has teamed up with Twin Peaks mastermind David Lynch to, confidently, release a pretty non-music first single called “Fire is Coming”. It’s less […]

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Track of the Day: Kae the Goat & Droopo “Dex Up” (2019)

April 18, 2019

As part of Melbourne’s Gremlns crew, rappers Kae the Goat and Droopo are aggressively aiming for the coveted top spots in Australia’s ever-changing hip hop industry. Fuelling those ambitions is new track “Dex Up”, a collaboration between the two artists which has immediately grabbed attention across the country thanks to its pounding production and slick […]

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KFC are doing their own version of the Halal Snack Pack now

April 18, 2019

As word spreads that KFC has introduced Australia’s “first ever Secret Menu”, the not-so-secret-anymore list of Kentucky fried hacks has just edged forth with a new item. In a nod to the country’s love of Halal Snack Packs, the fast food giant is now serving up “The Kentucky Snack Pack”. KSP, a serving of salted […]

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Sydney’s Carriageworks plan epic food program for 2019

April 17, 2019

Sydney institution Carriageworks is doubling down on their incredibly popular food program this year, announcing a number of events and a special conversations series that will address current issues in the industry. Central to this program will, of course, be the Carriageworks Farmers Market which returns in July for a winter theme, but there will […]

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Sydney welcomes tiny cocktail and meze bar “Baraki”

April 16, 2019

Sydney favourite Alpha has opened up a tiny new cocktail and meze bar named Baraki, carved into the ground floor of 240 Castlereagh Street with just 8 seats. The smaller-than-small bar will extend Executive Chef Peter Conistis’ vision beyond Alpha and upstairs cocktail bar Beta, channelling the Athens neighbourhood of Plaka with two backlit walls […]

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All the delicious things you can do in Sydney this Easter long weekend

April 16, 2019

More than just an excuse to fill up on chocolate, Easter means a long weekend filled with good food, friends and family (usually in that order). There’s no lack of exclusive Easter treats to eat around Sydney this year, both for the savoury and sweet lovers, so we’re rounded up five of the best to […]

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Forget Hot Cross Buns: Mode Kitchen & Bar is doing Sydney’s best Easter weekend menu

April 15, 2019

Created especially for this coming Easter long weekend, an exclusive three-course menu lovingly curated by Head Chef Francesco Mannelli will reiterate just how essential Mode Kitchen & Bar has become to Sydney’s discerning gourmands. Truly earning its place in the opulent lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, the highly regarded Mode Kitchen & Bar […]

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Adam Liaw’s favourite Sydney spots for some top quality beef

April 10, 2019

Is there any source of food recommendations as reliable as a master chef? Adam Liaw, he who took the crown on the second series of MasterChef Australia in 2010, has been a beacon for good food around the world through numerous TV appearances and cookbooks over the years. So it makes perfect sense to grab […]

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Game of Thrones Season 8: Five theories on the end

April 10, 2019

George R.R. Martin loves his irony. It’s pretty much the only reliable rule that runs throughout A Song of Ice & Fire, and hence Game of Thrones. Arya kills Polliver the same way he killed Lommy; Ramsay Bolton is mauled by his dogs; Jorah is sold into slavery at one point – Martin loves drawing […]

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Samsung launch Australia’s very first 8K televisions

April 8, 2019

The Australian market has officially welcomed its first ever range of 8K televisions, representing a substantial leap in tech trends, with the expected price bump that comes with it. And while LG, Sony and Hisense have yet to unveil their models for this year, Samsung has gotten the jump with their new Q900 range which, […]

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HBO releases special Game of Thrones collection of single malt whiskies

April 8, 2019

While wine may be the drink of choice in HBO’s phenomenal Game of Thrones, the various textures of the show’s universe are best expressed through Whisky. Diageo have recognised this, and so has HBO; which is why they’ve teamed up to officially release several expressions from different iconic brands, each making up a limited-edition collection […]

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Hawaiian Airlines introduce longest U.S interstate route with Boston-Honolulu

April 8, 2019

Hawaiian Airlines has introduced five weekly nonstop services between Honolulu and Boston, opening a substantial link to the New England region. It is now the longest regularly scheduled domestic route in U.S history. Clocking in at a whopping 5,095 miles, the HNL-BOS (HA90) route takes means almost 10 hours in the air for those heading […]

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