Day: 2 April 2015

On The Rocks: Answering Music’s Most Annoying Question

April 2, 2015

Photo Credit: Andrew Wade No one ever asks if Hip-Hop is dead, if Pop is dead. Rarely, if ever, does any one bother to pit Country and Rap music against each other. Yet for the last 60+ years, as each decade comes to a close, there has always seemingly been an advocate for the death […]

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Stumbled Upon #035 – LORIS (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

April 2, 2015

In our 35th installment of “Stumbled Upon”, we meet Belfast’s LORIS, and chat about being feature on BBC Introducing’s and get to listen to their latest track ‘Yeah’. Enjoy this one as much as we do: Band Name: LORIS Website / Social Media: www.lorisofficial.com Facebook / Soundcloud / Youtube / Twitter Genre: Electropop Members & […]

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The Ones to Watch: 6 Exciting East Coast Live Music Venues Set to Take Off in 2015

April 2, 2015


Pictured: The Triffid, Brisbane

Ah live music, our temperamental friend! The past few years have seen Australia hit some serious highs and disastrous lows in our music scene, ranging from the growing number of niche festivals popping up to the unfortunate closer of some beloved pubs and clubs. But as much as we love festivals, not many people have the time, money or stamina to make this a regular outing. The good news is the AU review have found some of the best local venues for you to get your weekly fix from, without having to pay big dollars for big ticket events.

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the AU interview at SXSW: Hiatus Kaiyote (Melbourne) talk SXSW Chaos and their next record "Choose Your Weapon"

April 2, 2015

the AU review’s Larry Heath caught up with Hiatus Kaiyote while at Austin’s SXSW festival. In amidst the chaos, band members Nai Palm, Paul Bender, Perrin Moss and Simon Mavin were able to take time out to chat about what it’s like playing SXSW again. “It’s almost just like there’s a bunch of industry people there to see if you can hack just trying to deal with the horrible bullshit,” Bender said. “But it’s not always bad!” Separating the boys from the men, as the old saying goes.

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sleepmakeswaves announces "Great Northern" World Tour dates through Europe, Asia (inc. China) and back to Australia.

April 2, 2015

Sydney post-rock band sleepmakeswaves have announced more dates for their extensive ‘Great Northern’ tour, which stretches across Australia, New Zealand and 20 other countries this March to June.

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Single Stream: PILLARS "Woman Without Her Love" (2015)

April 2, 2015

London artist PILLARS has released her second beautifully haunting single, “Woman Without Her Love.” The single sits comfortably between a dark brooding number and the lightness of a dream-pop one, something true to the singer’s aesthetic. PILLARS combines the best of ethereal electronic sounds and sultry layered vocals, as samples of her voice are mixed into different hypnotic arrangements. Woman Without Her Love comes as a strong follow up to her first release “Attacker,” which caught the eyes of BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio and various Hype Machine blogs.

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The Theme Park Traveller: Hong Kong Disneyland

April 2, 2015

Disneyland Hong Kong is the iconic brand’s second home in Asia, after launching its Tokyo location back in 1983. It’s also the Disney Theme Park that’s geographically closest to Australia – and with the park originally opening in September 2005, that means that this year they will be celebrating their 10th Birthday! I had the […]

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Exclusive SXSW Interview: NASA Astronaut Eugene Cernan talks about being The Last Man on the Moon with Director Mark Craig and Executive Producer Mark Stewart

April 2, 2015

In Austin for the North American Premiere of the film about his own life, The Iris’ Johnny Au meets the final NASA Astronaut to step foot on the moon, Astronaut Eugene Cernan, to talk about the Documentary The Last Man on the Moon. Eugene talks about having his life documented in conversation with Johnny, the […]

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Universal Pictures unleash intense new trailer for N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton

April 2, 2015

“Our art is a reflection of our reality”. Universal Pictures upcoming biopic for notorious hip hop group N.W.A is edging closer and closer, and with it comes more insight into what kind of film we will be seeing come August. The group have been forever etched into the halls of music history with not only […]

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ABC Announces New Current Affairs Program, AUSTRALIA WIDE

April 2, 2015

– Words by Simon Anicich  In exciting news for fans of Aunty, the ABC has announced the launch of a new current affairs program, Australia Wide. The weekly show will air Saturday nights at 9.30pm AEDT, with an encore performance 10.30am AEDT airing on ABC Sunday mornings. The show aims to look at things that effect all Australians, […]

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New Trailer for Revolution Released!

April 2, 2015

Revolution Wants to Make a Difference. Environmental activism is in director, biologist, and conservationist Rob Stewart‘s blood. With his first film, Sharkwater, Stewart aimed to draw attention to the practice of shark finning, and ended up igniting a movement that led to policy changes around the world. His new film, Revolution, aims to do much […]

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