Day: 17 June 2015

Event Recap: The Cake Bake and Sweets Show – Olympic Park (Sydney)

June 17, 2015

Gravity defying tea cup cake, cake decorating championship finalist Sydney Olympic Park Stadium braced itself over the weekend when it opened its doors to thousands of sugar-crazed patrons for the annual Cake Bake and Sweets Show. Three glorious days of sweet treats and basically anything that goes in, on or around a cake is hardly […]

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Launch Magazine: Exclusive Competition

June 17, 2015

Arcadia are releasing the enchanting French film PERFUMES on July 1. Emmanuelle Devos and Gregory Montel shine in this sweet French drama described by VARIETY as ‚Äúa feel-good tale of friendship with a fragrant and very French backdrop‚ÄĚ. Anne Walberg (Emmanuelle Devos) was once the star of her industry ‚Äď a perfumer whose ability to […]

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the AU interview: Chase Coy (Nashville) talks new album Youth, songwriting and the recording process

June 17, 2015

Youth, released next week, is the first album released by Nashville‚Äôs Chase Coy under his own name since 2011. He hasn‚Äôt been sitting idle however, since then he has released music under two different pseudonyms Sun Culture and as Third and Union. He has also spent plenty of time garnering co-writing credits, and working behind […]

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the AU Interview: Karise Eden (NSW) on music, babies, charity and reality television

June 17, 2015

Karise Eden first entered the music scene when she won The Voice back in 2012. After a break from the industry, Karise is back with her album Things I’ve Done, and is on the road again bringing her music and new baby with her.

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The AU Interview: Birds of Tokyo (Perth) talk Anchor EP, live shows, and musical progression

June 17, 2015

After releasing their EP,¬†Anchor, a couple of weeks ago,¬†Birds of Tokyo¬†have been busy, busy, busy. Last week the band wrapped up a national tour around the country to promote their new release and it was clear that vocalist,¬†Ian Kenny¬†and guitarist,¬†Adam Spark¬†were still buzzing from the shows, as they revealed to the AU review’s Jana Angeles. […]

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Album Review: Young Guns – Ones and Zeros (2015 LP)

June 17, 2015

UK-based alternative rock band,¬†Young Guns¬†are in my opinion, underrated in the scene of music they are already in. To see them go at great lengths with their last two studio records while maintaining a loyal fanbase is an achievement itself. The last time I saw the band live was back in 2012 when they were […]

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Music Video of the Day: Jess Ribeiro "Kill it Yourself" (2015)

June 17, 2015

Photo: Jess playing Clockenflap festival in Hong Kong. Photo by Johnny Au. What a wonderfully dark track Jess Ribiero has brought us with her new single “Kill It Yourself”. The song comes off the new Remote Control Records signee’s debut record, which she produced with Mick Harvey, due out in August. The song itself – […]

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Exclusive EP Stream and Track-By-Track: Burn Antares "Fur Coat and the Peace Boat" (2015)

June 17, 2015

Fur Coat and the Peace Boat is the newly released EP from Sydney five piece Burn Antares. The rockers have been schooled on the blues rock of The Rolling Stones and Jefferson Airplane, to the soul and funk of Curtis Mayfield and Marvin Gaye, while the album was produced by Tony Buchen (The Preatures, Andy […]

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Film Review: Inside Out (PG, USA, 2015)

June 17, 2015

From one of the most creative minds working in cinema today, Pete Docter, comes his third feature length film for Disney/Pixar. First, there were the monsters living in our closets in 2001’s Monsters Inc.. Then, in 2009 he brought us the tale of a man, a house, some balloons and a Boy Scout in Up;¬†a […]

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E3 2015: Tangled to feature in Kingdom Hearts 3, as the first gameplay trailer launches

June 17, 2015

No-one was expecting to see gameplay from Kingdom Hearts 3 during the Square Enix E3 presentation this morning, but that’s exactly what we were given. 2 minutes and forty five seconds of glorious gameplay. As in the past games from the series, Kingdom Hearts 3 will feature characters from across the worlds of Disney, with […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Jurassic Park is king once again with Jurassic World

June 17, 2015

What a year! The constant shuffle at the top continues but hey, this one was always bound to happen. It was 22 years ago when Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park became a financial and critical success. ¬†And now with new director¬†Colin Trevorrow and star Chris Pratt, the franchise has done it again with Jurassic World. Earning […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Smut Hounds (Australia, 2015)

June 17, 2015

I’m ending my Sydney Film Festival coverage looking at a short film that was a perfect end to the run of incredible cinema at the 62nd annual event. Sari Braithwaite’s Smut Hounds was a nine minute film, screening before the French film Metamorphoses, detailing the festival’s role in bringing the conversation of censorship to the […]

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DVD Review: Lost River (USA, 2015)

June 17, 2015

When Ryan Gosling premiered his Directorial debut Lost River to a packed house at Cannes last year, it‚Äôs fair to say the odds were stacked against him. He couldn‚Äôt have picked harsher critics to¬†premiere his film to. This is a¬†crowd who have rarely been fans of Actors turned Directors. Do you remember¬†The Brave ‚Äď Johnny […]

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The Iris’ 10 best features fiction and documentary films of the Sydney Film Festival 2015

June 17, 2015

Over the last two weeks, our Sydney Film Festival review team have covered some 40 films at the festival, the reviews of which you can look back at HERE. After much debate and discussion, we’re now counting down our favourite films of the festival: FICTION FEATURE FILMS: 6. Love & Mercy¬†is a powerful and tragic […]

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