Valentine’s Day is all about romance, but that doesn’t mean you have to walk the path of tried and tested methods
This Valentine’s Day, ditch the usual lovey-dovey routine and create lasting memories with a live show, catch True Romance at the Dendy, or hook the one you love up with a thoughtful subscription care of Unico Zelo, or Supreme’s hassle-free coffee delivery. Make an inspired breakfast in bed with Minor Figures’ plant-based goodness or a picnic in the park with Tokyo Lamington’s cult-status treats.
Let GC OConnor’s smooth mood, or a ‘Say Anything’ inspired boombox moment soundtrack your day. Keep it real and filled with dope tunes, because love is best celebrated with your favourite song on repeat. Scroll down for some of the best musical acts coming our way in Feb, and some of the best food and bevvies on offer that will make this Valentines Day stand out from the rest.
Catch these iconic pop punk legends IRL at Qudos Bank Arena Sydney. Due to demand an additional show has been added on Feb 24th. You snooze, you lose – the first 3 nights have already sold out, so jump on these asap.
Sampha returns to Australia in Feb/March 2024 with his latest album ‘LAHAI’ – a communal exploration of human connections and the beauty in life’s journey, that marks Sampha’s next musical chapter after his 2017 Mercury Prize-winning debut ‘Process.’
Iconic US rock band Dinosaur Jr., a pioneering force in American alternative rock, featuring J Mascis, Lou Barlow, and Murph, are set to grace our ears with their timeless classics. Special guests Stepmother will join the band in Sydney for an unforgettable musical experience.
Matchbox Twenty is hitting the road to promote their upcoming album ‘Where The Light Goes.’ This marks the band’s first musical venture in over a decade, making it a highly anticipated event. Renowned for their multi-Platinum success and chart-topping hits, these superstars last graced our shores in 2012 during the ‘North’ tour.
Bring the big guns out this Valentines day with a boombox blasting out a hella romantic tune directed at the window of the one you love. Imagine their surprise as your love song explodes, amplified by powerful bass. Ditch the cliches, go big, go JBL. Rewrite the love song, one epic boom at a time.
A box of delicious wine? Yes, please! Starting from $65, you can gift bottles of perfection via Unico Zelo’s Thirst Aid Kit straight to your loved one’s door every month. What’s even better is that it’s educational. Introducing the best of Australian wine is nothing if not palate and knowledge building, and best of all, you can help them savour it.
MODE is the go to for an elegant and refreshing seltzer experience. Crafted with native Australian ingredients, MODE’s seltzers are elegantly light, crisp, and bursting with vitality. With names like Frankies Sunset Dress, Salt Brushed Skin, Jim’s Pink Blouse, and No More Elevator Music, MODE isn’t merely a drink; it’s a collection of experiences, that has set new standards in the world of seltzers. Grab a picnic rug, some takeout, and watch the sun go down with the one you love.
Our fav plant based milk company also has some sweet merch. This lil’ gem looks especially cool on a breakfast tray laden with your loved ones fav things, coffee, a stack of pancakes, and a rose in a cute jar that screams ‘I Love You.’ It doesn’t get much better than that.
Hands down the BEST lamingtons going. Having already achieved cult-status in the Inner West for their take on the lami classic, the crew have created a special Valentine’s Day edition. It pairs perfectly with a picnic rug and a can of Poor Toms gin and tonic, both conveniently fitting into a Tokyo Lamington box. Surprise your sweetheart with a bit of heaven, wherever you decide to celebrate.
BLACK STAR PASTRY
Black Star Pastry’s got your back with a dose of real romance. Devour their iconic Strawberry Watermelon Cake that is as beautiful as it is delicious, or dive into the world of perfectly decorated vegan cupcakes.
Impressed Recordings teams up with Clay by LB for a unique Valentine’s Day offering: GC OConnor’s “Soul Lament” EP on stunning powder pink vinyl. This assured and soulful record is a gift that warms the heart.
Only 200 copies are pressed, each featuring heavyweight vinyl and an obi strip. But 25 lucky fans get something truly special: handwritten lyrics by GC OConnor on the white label. Imagine the intimacy of gifting this limited-edition gem, filled with OConnor’s soulful vocals and personal touch. It’s more than music; it’s a celebration of Australian artistry and a connection that transcends the ordinary.