Day: 4 April 2014

the AU interview: Dan Sultan (Melbourne) talks new album "Blackbird" and the best fried chicken in Nashville!

the AU review sat down with Australian Singer/Songwriter Dan Sultan earlier today to talk about his new album Blackbird (released today), recording in Nashville, finding the best fried chicken in the city and we look ahead fo his June/July tour. Plus much more! Blackbird is in stores now. Details on his tour dates are HERE.

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Single Stream: Rush Midnight "Closer" (2014)

Toronto’s Last Gang Records have been quite prolific to say the least, working with Purity Ring, Crystal Castles, Chromeo and Ryan Hemsworth just to name a few. Another of their artists, Rush Midnight, has been busy working on a self-titled debut LP, which is out on May 27th. Ahead of its release, Rush has dropped…

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New Music Video: Tape/Off "Pedestal Fan" (2014)

Brisbane group Tape/Off – favourites of us here on the AU – have just released their new music video “Pedestal Fan”, which sees the four piece performing the track in the back of their van as it drives erratically around the streets of Brisbane. It’s probably not legal, but boy does it make a fun…

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the AU interview at SXSW: Oliver and Louis Leimbach of Lime Cordiale (Sydney) at the Aussie BBQ

We sit down with Oliver and Louis Leimbach of Sydney group Lime Cordiale while in Austin, Texas at The Aussie BBQ to talk about their SXSW experiences, what’s coming up for the group and much more… and be sure not to miss them when they hit the stage at Bluesfest in Byron Bay over Easter…

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the AU interview: Ben and Howler from The Lewisham Hotel talk about the venue's rock & roll re-launch tomorrow night!

Ahead of their massive rock and roll re-launch party tomorrow night featuring Front End Loader, Chase The Sun, The Lazys and The Morrisons, we caught up with Ben and Howler from The Lewisham Hotel to talk about the venue’s relaunch. Who are we speaking to? I’m Howler, I do the drum roles. What can we…

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Exclusive Video Premiere: Little Fox "Anniversary" (2014)

Drawing influences from Cat Power and Bon Iver, Sydney chanteuse Little Fox TODAY releases her debut 5-track Warrior EP (HUB The Label / Inertia). The video for lead track “Anniversary” was shot on location at Little Fox‘s Great-Grandmothers century old house, providing a timeless setting for the beautifully haunting video. Little Fox will tour the…

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The Iris Interview: Andrew Semans, Writer and Director of Nancy, Please

Following its release in Australia on DVD last month, Nazia caught up with writer/director Andrew Semans to chat about his debut feature film Nancy, Please. They talk about the low budget, the challenges of working with squirrels and more… How did you come up with this deceivingly simple concept and are you happy with it’s execution?…

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The Feed (SBS 2) Behind-The-Scenes: Part One with Lee Lin Chin

The Iris takes you behind-the-scenes of the SBS 2 Australian series “The Feed” in this exclusive three part series. In part one, we document one of the new season’s most popular segments: The Chin Wag with Lee Lin Chin. Filming every Monday, we take you behind-the-scenes, filming this parody “Celebrity Gossip” segment with Lee Lin…

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Film Fest programming announced for Canadian Music Week

The programming for the 7th annual Canadian Music Week Film Fest has been announced. The festival will run from May 8th to 10th at Toronto’s The Royal Cinema and will showcase a mix of premieres, special screenings, retro rarities and limited engagements. The particular focus this year is to pay homage to musical legends and their long-lasting influence on…

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The Iris Interview at SXSW: John Feige, Director of Documentary Above All Else.

Taken straight from the film’s official website, Above All Else is an intimate portrait of a group of landowners and activists in East Texas who tried to stop construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, a $7 billion dollar project slated to carry tar sands oil from Canada to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast. Risking…

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Interview: Aly Michalka and Dustin Milligan talk Sequoia at SXSW Film Festival 2014

The Iris had the opportunity to sit down with Aly Michalka and Dustin Milligan, the stars of the indie film Sequoia at SXSW to talk about the film. The go into detail about what it was like filming in Sequoia, dealing with the heavier subject material in the story and much more… Part One: Part…

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Film Review: The Battery (USA, 2012)

It’s been zombies on the brain of late (pun intended), last year was a good year for undead horror flicks with Hollywood churning out some doozies (World War Z, Warm Bodies, Contracted). This genre is tricky, because it’s been overworked so many times, but looking back on the releases above it’s clear to see something’s…

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