Day: August 19, 2019

Track of the Day: The Decline “It Was Always You” (2019)

August 19, 2019

Perth skate punks The Decline are just a couple of weeks away from dropping their new album Flash Gordon Ramsay Street, and we’ve been treated to a taste of what’s to come, with latest single “It Was Always You“! Guitarist and vocalist Pat Decline says the track is “… a shameless love song that is […]

Read More

Flight Review: Flying the world’s first international service to Can Tho with AirAsia

August 19, 2019

Say what you want about AirAsia, but it’d be hard – and downright foolish – to deny the low-cost carrier’s ambitious and ever-growing network. Some surprising new routes seem to be opening up every year for the busy airline, and for 2019 the most exciting would definitely have to be the service between Kuala Lumpur […]

Read More

Damsel Review: Into the Fray

August 19, 2019

Damsel is the debut title from Brisbane-based developer Screwtape Studios, and a that weilds is distaste for corporate culture like a cudjel. It’s a balletic, side-scrolling arcade shooter about a special agent on a mission to investigate Red Mist, a drink created by a corporation owned and run by literal, actual vampires. Damsel’s pulpy, comic […]

Read More

Hotel Review: Kimpton Carlyle Hotel Dupont Circle hides away amongst a residential Washington DC

August 19, 2019

Set in a residential area and surrounded by quite a few Embassies, the Kimpton Carlyle Hotel Dupont Circle sits in an old 8 story building, with the sort of entryway that feels as much as “Old New York” as it does blend into its surrounds. The architectural influence of cities like New York and Philadelphia […]

Read More

Six Australian music festivals you can’t miss this summer

August 19, 2019

This summer is looking like a scorcher with some extra-hot line-ups being released ahead of the festival season. Earlier this month, Lost Paradise dropped their bill filled to the brim with some incredible Australian talent including Rüfüs Du Sol, Hilltop Hoods, Mallrat and The Chats, joining a huge list of festivals, both new and established, […]

Read More

Three Blue Ducks are finally opening a restaurant in Melbourne

August 19, 2019

Sydney-born Three Blue Ducks are about to make their debut in Melbourne with the imminent arrival of their fifth restaurant at the new URBNSURF – Australia’s first surf park, and the first of its kind in the world. The park, which will be built around a crystal-clear, two hectare surfing lagoon with high-quality waves, will […]

Read More

Live Review: Musical genres collide as Synthony blasts its way into Brisbane City Hall

August 19, 2019

Synthony is a pretty unique concept. Bringing together local orchestras, DJs, vocalists, feature musicians, and a crowd hungry for dance music, Synthony presents some of the biggest tracks of the last thirty years, live on stage, in an energetic and exciting event. Since kicking off a couple of years ago in Auckland, Saturday night was […]

Read More

Exclusive Video Premiere: Warcries “Scream Louder” (2019)

August 19, 2019

Brisbane electro-grunge duo Warcries are back with “Scream Louder“, a pumping, energetic sequel to their debut track “This Is Paradise“, and we couldn’t be more stoked to be premiering the accompanying video today on The AU Review! Formerly members of 2000s rock outfit Avalon Drive, Ryan Kennedy and Will King already had a solid decade […]

Read More

Photo Gallery: Augie March + Grand Salvo – Paddo Lounge, Sydney (16.08.19)

August 19, 2019

The Paddington RSL has started running gigs again, which is great news. The Paddo Lounge is a nice room – a couple of tiers, great sound and in a handy location.  Augie March are one of those bands which every time you see them you are asking yourself why aren’t they household names. They were on […]

Read More

Photo Gallery: Thelma Plum + Woodes + Miiesha – Factory Theatre, Sydney (17.08.19)

August 19, 2019

It was a triumphant night at the Factory Theatre on Saturday night, with Thelma Plum playing a sold-out show showcasing her recent album, Better in Blak. It might have been a long-time coming, but it was worth the wait. The set was incredibly well-received, for me the highlight was the title track of the album. She […]

Read More

12 Janet Jackson songs we NEED to hear at “RNB Fridays Live”

August 19, 2019

Not be an entitled crazed fan or anything, but Janet Jackson kind of needs to play the following songs when she headlines the just-announced RNB Fridays Live in November. The annual festival, which always manages to craft heavily nostalgic line-ups of hip hop and R&B, will be headlined by the iconic artist who hasn’t performed […]

Read More