Author: Larry Heath

Founding Editor of the AU review. You can find him on Twitter @larry_heath or on Instagram @larryheath.

Review: Hotel Indigo’s brand new 1 Leicester Square location brings the West End to life (London)

September 21, 2018

Having an address as iconic as 1 Leicester Square might lead one to expect to find another overpriced London Hotel, resting on the laurels of its location rather than on the experience it could provide its guests. Rest assured, Hotel Indigo‘s newest residence, which opened earlier this year, goes above and beyond to present one […]

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Track of the Day: Hein Cooper “Over Again” (2018)

September 21, 2018

We’ve long been fans of Hein Cooper here on the AU, and when he released his single “Hear My Voice” back in April, it had been a decent time between drinks for the Sydney Indie Pop artist. Turns out the singer/songwriter had been spending quite a bit of time writing in “British coastal towns and […]

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Flight Review: We fly Scoot in Silence from Sydney to Singapore (TR3)

September 19, 2018

Singapore Airline’s budget carrier Scoot has been carrying passengers from Australia to Singapore for years now, but many travellers may not know about its “Scoot-in-Silence” offering; a section between the airline’s “ScootBiz” Business Class offering and the standard economy section. With just five rows, the section is given its name by offering a quieter in-flight […]

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K-Pop Royalty and Adele’s Manager help close out the best ever All That Matters in Singapore

September 14, 2018

The final day of the All That Matters conference in Singapore kicked off on Wednesday with panels and keynotes across the Music, Digital, Marketing and Sports streams, alongside a presentation from tappit, who were looking at their take on the technology that is taking events cashless. Other morning highlights brought gaming and sports together with […]

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Highlights from Day Two of All That Matters in Singapore: Sports, Music, Gaming, Sync and Twitter Converge

September 12, 2018

Day two of All That Matters kicked off in Singapore yesterday with Sports Matters, and a conversation with Chatri Sityodtong, founder and CEO of the ONE Championship, as the morning developed with enlivened chats about the new era of Football in Asia, future-proofing large scale sponsorship of events like the PGA Tour and the F1, […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Edward R “Why Won’t You Love Me?” (2018)

September 12, 2018

Fresh from setting tails wagging at BIGSOUND with his new material, this morning the AU is thrilled to premiere the new stunning track from Edward R, “Why Won’t You Love Me?”. The single is the second to be taken from his new EP Body Corporate​, due out October 12th. The new EP from the 27-year-old […]

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Kaskade talks about Hardwell as China, Spotify and monetisation take focus at All That Matters in Singapore

September 11, 2018

Branded co-founder CEO Jasper Donat welcomed everyone back to the Ritz Carlton yesterday, as All That Matters kicked off in Singapore. This introduction was ahead of the first panel, “For The Fan of it!”, in front of a packed ballroom audience. The panel brought together the various streams of the conference – Sports, Music, Gaming […]

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Edinburgh Fringe Review: Ivy Paige is engaging and fearless in Seduction

August 29, 2018

Ivy Paige’s cabaret show Seduction sees the former Voice contestant don a tight golden dress, with her… talents… on full display, as she taught the crowd how to be a successful seductress like her. Accompanied by her trusty keyboardist, the show delivered some fantastic numbers, that were loosely tied together by dialogue and audience participation. […]

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Edinburgh Fringe Review: Adam Rowe delivers the “Funniest Joke of the Fringe” in Undeniable

August 28, 2018

After winning TV network Dave’s “Funniest Joke of the Fringe 2018”, and seeming to court controversy after the fact due to the age of the joke, Adam Rowe’s stand up show Undeniable has become one of the hottest tickets of the Fringe. And it’s not something that the Liverpool comedian seems entirely comfortable with. Indeed, […]

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Edinburgh Fringe Review: Eshaan Akbar schools his audience in Prophet Like It’s Hot

August 28, 2018

British Comedian Eshaan Akbar’s latest show Prophet Like It’s Hot sees the “Lapsed Muslim” take audiences on a journey through the Holy Qur’an, as he uses humour to take away some of the misconceptions about Islam, taking the opportunity to make fun of the now ancient text and its varied interpretations. Feeling as much as a […]

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Edinburgh Fringe Review: Larry Dean masters the Aussie accent in his stellar show “Bampot”

August 27, 2018

Glaswegian comedian Larry Dean’s Fringe show Bampot, was meant to be about the strength of his relationship with his Australian boyfriend Luke. But instead, with the pair breaking up some four weeks before the Fringe, it ended up becoming a show about their breakup, the importance of family, and general observations from the perspective of […]

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Edinburgh Fringe Review: Norris & Parker – Burn The Witch (Performances to August 26th)

August 27, 2018

I ended my Edinburgh Fringe with the Iate night sketch comedy show from English duo Norris & Parker, Burn The Witch. The show, which saw the pair accompanied by a deadpan keyboard player (with his own songwriting, werewolf related dreams), featured a number of skits and songs as the pair jumped through a number of […]

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Live Review: DMA’s join Catfish and the Bottlemen, Twin Atlantic and more at Glasgow Summer Sessions

August 27, 2018

The sun was beaming down on the tens of thousands of punters in Glasgow this weekend who descended on the city’s Bellahouston Park park to see North Wales outfit Catfish and the Bottlemen and guests, as part of the city’s Glasgow Summer Sessions series. With the likes of Kings of Leon and Kendrick Lamar with […]

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Edinburgh Fringe Review: Terry Alderton – The Musical (Performances to August 27th)

August 26, 2018

Following his award-winning show All Crazy Now at the 2017 Fringe, English comedian Terry Alderton has returned with his new show Terry Alderton – The Musical, featuring music by Grammy nominee Owen Parker and a talking mannequin that may  lead you to call the show “what would have happened if Craig Ferguson totally lost his mind on an […]

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Edinburgh Fringe Review: Alex Edelman – Just For Us (Performances to August 26th)

August 26, 2018

“This show only works if you live in New York and are Jewish”, warns New York comic Alex Edelman, as he brings his third fringe show Just For Us to a packed Cabaret Bar in Edinburgh. But being neither, it’s fair to say that these warnings prove unfounded; Just For Us delivering one of the […]

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Edinburgh Fringe Review: Rhys Nicholson – Seminal (Performances to 26th August)

August 25, 2018

We’re coming to the end of the Edinburgh Fringe, though these are the only days I’m on ground for the event. It’s a bit of a strange time to be seeing and reviewing shows, because you know the performers have already been going at it for some three weeks. There’s fatigue, and as Rhys puts […]

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BIGSOUND Guest Playlist: Best Acts Coming Out Of Singapore

August 24, 2018

BIGSOUND is just around the corner, so we asked the four bands that are playing at the Hear65 Singapore Showcase (Charlie Lim, Linying, Intriguant and The Steve McQueens) to put together a Guest Playlist on the ‘Best Acts Coming Out Of Singapore’. Each act picked five songs and wrote about their favourite. Check out the […]

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Interview: KIN‘s Aussie directors Jonathan & Josh Baker talk about working with Mogwai and paying homage to James Cameron

August 24, 2018

In cinemas next week, the new film KIN will hit cinemas in Australia and the USA; continuing the trend of underdog sci-fi that has returned to popularity thanks to Stranger Things (the producers of which also produced this project). The film is the debut feature from NYC-based Aussie directors Jonathan and Josh Baker, whose short film […]

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Edinburgh Fringe Review: Zoe Lyons – Entry Level Human (Performances to August 26th)

August 24, 2018

Having made a name for herself on Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Mock the Week (BBC Two), Room 101 (BBC One) and regularly heard on BBC Radio 4’s News Quiz, Just a Minute, The Now Show and plenty more, the popular Brighton based comic Zoe Lyons has returned to the Fringe with her new […]

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Games Review: Mint Berry Crunch arrives in South Park: The Fractured But Whole DLC, but it’s the “Final Girl” who saves the day

August 22, 2018

The final DLC expansion for Ubisoft’s acclaimed South Park: The Fractured But Whole has arrived. The Bring the Crunch DLC introduces Mint Berry Crunch to the story, a character who appeared in early promo shots but didn’t make it into the base game, a brand new part of town (Lake Tardicaca) and a new class […]

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