Day: August 30, 2018

A photographic look back at the last Ten Years of the Falls Music & Arts Festival

August 30, 2018

Ahead of tomorrow’s lineup announcement, join us as we take a look back at the past ten years of Falls Music & Arts Festival with some of the favourite photos taken by one of their official shooters, Anthony Smith. These photos take us from the irreplaceable Sharon Jones in 2008 all the way to Vince Staples […]

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Film Review: The Flip Side (Australia, 2018) is breezy and enjoyable but far too safe and predictable

August 30, 2018

Australian cinema has produced some of the finest comedy the screen has ever seen. But the romantic comedy genre is not a territory we Aussies explore particularly well. For every groundbreaking example like last year’s sublime Ali’s Wedding, there’s something as generically safe as The Flip Side, the debut feature film from producer-turned-writer/director Marion Pilowsky. There’s nothing […]

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Here are your free Xbox Games with Gold for September

August 30, 2018

This month’s free game haul for Xbox Live subscribers is a pretty solid one. This month sees the usual drop of four free titles, ranging from strategy to indies, family games and retro gems. So here’s what you get: Xbox One: Prison Architect — available Sept. 1 to 30 Livelock — available Sept. 16 to […]

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Hong Kong’s e-Sports and Music Festival shows how lucrative competitive gaming has become

August 30, 2018

A few days on and the dust has finally settled from Hong Kong’s most lucrative e-Sports event to date, the ICBC (Asia) e-Sports & Music Festival. The event, which was officially organised and promoted by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) and title sponsored by the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, was significant as […]

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Here are your free games with PlayStation Plus for September

August 30, 2018

Sony’s had a few up-and-down months with their PlayStation Plus freebies. After the 2018 high water mark of Bloodborne, they’ve haven’t really had another title come through that lives up to the same lofty stature. Until now. September’s offerings bring both Destiny 2 and God of War 3 Remastered into the PlayStation Plus freebie fold. That’s […]

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Tech Review: Panasonic’s Lumix GX9 is Our New Favourite Small Mirrorless Camera

August 30, 2018

To everyone who’s ever asked me what camera to buy “to take nicer photos than my phone” — get a Lumix GX9. You’re welcome. In all seriousness, I did not expect to become so enamoured with this camera. Smaller mirrorless cameras usually leave me underwhelmed, with their noisy after-dark shots, clunky menus and plastic feel, […]

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Album Review: Hermit and the Recluse – Orpheus vs the Sirens (2018 LP)

August 30, 2018

“Devestation laced in my presentation” Ka’s delivery of this line from Orpheus, part of a collaboration project with producer Animoss, is one of the best stylistic summations of an album written in recent memory. The duo, operating under the pseudonym Hermit and the Recluse have worked together on a beautifully dark piece of music, heavily […]

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Games Review: Yakuza Kiwami 2 (PS4, 2018) is the weakest game in the series, and its still really good

August 30, 2018

I don’t know when it happened precisely, but at some time in the last few years I became a huge fan of the Yakuza series. If I weren’t working as a games critic, it’s likely I never would have played them. And to not have played them would have been a tremendous shame. The Yakuza […]

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Film Review: Mile 22 (USA, 2018) succeeds as an unintentional comedy instead of an action film

August 30, 2018

Oh, look! We have another Berg-er joint coming in cinemas! Mile 22 is the fourth collaboration between actor Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg after the three dramatic films that were based on true stories i.e. the biographical war drama Lone Survivor, the disaster film Deepwater Horizon and the crime drama Patriots Day. All of […]

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Tech Review: BenQ ZOWIE XL2546 Esports Monitor is a strong contender in a crowded market

August 30, 2018

The BenQ Zowie range of esports monitors has become something of a quiet achiever in the world of PC gaming. They represent a viable alternative to bigger, sometimes much more well-known brands and place a higher premium on user consideration than any of them. The Zowie XL2546’s full name, the “BenQ Zowie XL2546 240Hz DyAc […]

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Track of the Day: The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble “Aragon” (2018)

August 30, 2018

I recently wrote that there were some record labels that were invariably on the money. Here’s another example: Colemine Records. Based out of Loveland, Ohio this independent label consistently pumps out high quality 45’s and LP’s from the best Soul and Funk bands you’ve maybe never heard of (but you should have). One of my favourite […]

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Shangri-La Hotel is partnering with a private theatre service for an immersive luxury experience

August 30, 2018

Private theatre service Revels In Hand is teaming up with Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London to present four evenings of intimate, luxury theatre.  Revels In Hand, the brainchild of actors Melanie Fullbrook, Freddie Hutchins and Lucy Eaton, are passionate about reviving the lost leisure of theatre done intimately; something which was all the rage […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: The Little Lord Street Band “Waking Up Next To You” (2018)

August 30, 2018

One of the few country rock bands set to play BIGSOUND next week are WAM Award winners The Little Lord Street Band, and today we’re excited to premiere their new music video “Waking Up Next To You” from their third EP of the same name. Here’s everything you need to know about the single and […]

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Film Review: Kin (USA, 2018) attempts to balance family drama and sci-fi for something different

August 30, 2018

It takes quite some time before Kin ramps into its intergalactic promise, with Aussie directors Jonathan and Josh Baker stretching their indie short Bag Man into an odd hybrid feature to try thin the chunky line between on-the-road family drama and sci-fi. And while the uneven plot can be frustrating to witness as it slowly […]

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