Day: 14 January 2016

Jurassic 5’s Chali 2na announces Australian shows with The Funk Hunters

January 14, 2016

The deep, booming voice of Chali 2na will be heard once again in Australia as the iconic member of Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli plans a return down under for a few shows with Canadian duo The Funk Hunters. Promised to be a one-of-a-kind AV experience combining DJ culture and hip hop, funk, soul, and electronica, […]

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Brendon Urie (US) talks Panic! At the Disco’s new record, an appreciation for hip-hop artists today & more!

January 14, 2016

Panic! At the Disco will be releasing their fifth studio album, Death of a Bachelor, everywhere tomorrow, but even though they’re quite far out from those initial debut album jitters, frontman and songwriter Brendon Urie admits to feeling incredibly anxious in the lead up to the record’s official release. “I’m always really anxious up leading […]

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Raury announces headline Australian dates in Melbourne & Sydney for February!

January 14, 2016

While he’s out in Australia with A$AP Rocky, Raury will be fitting in two headline dates of his own for Melbourne and Sydney fans! Bringing JOY. on for both shows, the Atlanta hip-hop buzz artist will be hitting the stages with material from both his All We Need and Indigo Child releases, including current single […]

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Official Laneway Festival after parties announced for the east coast!

January 14, 2016

For another year, the Laneway Festival crew are keen to ensure that the festivities don’t stop once the headliner has wrapped up the final set of the event at the main gig, and have revealed details of the official after parties set to go down in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane this year. Right after the […]

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Hein Cooper announces national tour dates in support of debut album The Art of Escape!

January 14, 2016

He won us over completely at the Falls Festival before New Year’s and it would seem that the rest of the country is in for a similar experience, with Hein Cooper revealing a whopping amount of live shows to take him right into March. The songwriter’s debut album The Art of Escape is coming out […]

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Gang of Youths, Jarryd James & more added to first ever Auckland City Limits Festival!

January 14, 2016

New Zealand is about to get their first taste of a festival like no other! Auckland City Limit hits Western Springs Stadium in March with Kendrick Lamar and The National topping the bill, while some sick additions in Sydney’s Gang of Youths and Melbourne’s Jarryd James among the latest additions to the whopping lineup! With the […]

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Music Video of the Day: Charlie Forster Anderson “Blue Anymore” (2016)

January 14, 2016

Today’s video of the day comes from Sydney’s Charlie Forster Anderson with a unique and well-executed concept involving a heap of post-it notes and an out of focus urban Sydney background. The track itself hails from Anderson’s debut LP Long Story Short which will be out March 16 and promises to be compulsory listening based […]

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Single of the Day: Explosions in the Sky “Disintegration Anxiety” (2016)

January 14, 2016

Along with the announcement of their first album in five years (if we don’t count their film soundtrack work) comes the new single from Explosions in the Sky, “Disintegration Anxiety”. Opening with ambient an ambient soundscape, this track builds into crunchy and intense drums backing ambient post-rock guitars we’ve come to know as the band signature. […]

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Exceptional GTA 5 mod lets you play as Lemmy Kilmister

January 14, 2016

A brand new mod for Grand Theft Auto V is allowing players to become the late, great Lemmy Kilmister, founding member of legendary British metal band Mötorhead and take him on a suitably debauched tour  of Los Santos. The mod lets you play as Lemmy himself and comes with a surprisingly faithful character model to boot. All […]

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The Revenant and Aussie flick Mad Max: Fury Road lead unpredictable Oscars nominations for 2016

January 14, 2016

The 88th Annual Oscar nominations were revealed overnight in Los Angeles by Guillermo del Toro, Ang Lee, John Krasinski and Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, and like the Globes earlier this week, there were plenty of surprises. Aussie flick Mad Max: Fury Road, and Spielberg drama Bridge of Spies likely sit atop that pile, receiving […]

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Samuel L Jackson and Kurt Russell reveal what they had to learn for The Hateful Eight and talk Australian Audiences

January 14, 2016

In the first part of our interview series with Kurt Russell and Samuel L Jackson, The Iris’ Larry Heath sits down to talk about what they had to learn before filming The Hateful Eight, and what it was like watching the film the night before with an Australian Audience. Were we any different from the rest of […]

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Tom Clancy’s The Division gets a new trailer, its actually pretty good

January 14, 2016

It’s been a few years since Ubisoft first unveiled The Division and its long road to release has left wondering if it was all now a case of too little too late. If the game’s latest trailer is any indication, Ubi still seem confident that they’ve got something special on their hands. Check it out after the […]

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Square Enix cancels Hitman PlayStation Store preorders, but don’t freak out

January 14, 2016

A few keen Hitman afficianados who had already pre-ordered Square Enix’s next entry in the series, simply titled Hitman, got a worrying message from Sony earlier today advising that their pre-order had been cancelled by the publisher.

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Xbox Live is having some problems today and no-one’s angrier about it than Snoop Dogg

January 14, 2016

Xbox Live has apparently suffering from a few performance issues today that are keeping players from accessing cloud storage, finding friends, Game DVR, leaderboards and matchmaking in-game. That’s according to Microsoft themselves. If that wasn’t bad enough, Snoop Dogg has taken to his Instagram to register his displeasure with the situation.

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Australian Box Office Report: Close to being toppled, Star Wars remains on top

January 14, 2016

If you’ve been regularly visiting the site – in lieu of Box Office Reports over the holiday period – we’ve kept you up to date with Star Wars: The Force Awakens destroying every record imaginable. And not much has changed. It still sits on top here in Australia, this week earning a cool AU$4.9 million […]

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On the Shelf: Fused by SKYY

January 14, 2016

RTD’s are often hard to get right, and they are mostly always aimed at the masses, so when Campari’s SKYY Vodka introduced their Fused by SKYY range towards the end of last year it was hard to know what to expect. Campari are a reliable brand, they always have been and they likely always will […]

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It’s official: a Jack Daniels and Coke is now called a “Lemmy” in honour of Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister

January 14, 2016

The American spirits industry and Jack Daniels have clearly been paying attention the change.org lately. With the tragic, recent passing of Motorhead frontgod Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, an overwhelming amount of signatures came rushing through to a petition asking JD to officially re-name Lemmy’s favourite drink as a tribute to the rock legend. Now, the authoritative […]

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Beer DeLuxe brings their 150-strong beer menu to King Street Wharf (Sydney)

January 14, 2016

A beer venue founded by beer lovers for beer lovers – what’s not to love! With several locations already in operation, major beer haunt Beer DeLuxe is now open at King Street Wharf. They have settled in the old La Cita venue, and have completely renovated it into a multi-story waterfront bar, housing what’s become […]

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Sofitel Gold Coast’s room81 awarded two chef hats (Gold Coast)

January 14, 2016

Two Chef Hats have recently been awarded to Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach’s restaurant, room81, by Australian Good Food Guide (AGFG), following the success of their exceptional degustation concept delivered by Chef de Cuisine Sam Moore and the room81 team. The two Chef Hats distinction makes room81 one of only three other restaurants in the Gold […]

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On the Shelf: Appleton Estate Reserve Jamaican Rum

January 14, 2016

Late last year, Jamaica’s Appleton Estate pushed through three very popular pop-up bars in Sydney, jumping from venue to venue to deliver the essence of their acclaimed rum expressions in an temporary environment that captured the spirit, food, and drink of Jamaica’s Cockpit Country. Demand outlasted the pop-up though, and thankfully Appleton Estate Rum is […]

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