Day: 16 March 2016

First Lady Michelle Obama delivers keynote address at SXSW with Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott and more!

March 16, 2016

Wednesday morning saw hundreds of SXSW attendees pour into Ballroom D of the Austin Convention Centre to be present for First Lady Michelle Obama‘s special keynote address. Focusing on the Let Girls Learn initiative, the First Lady was joined by Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott, Sophia Bush and Diane Warren for the session, the latter three also involved in the making of […]

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The Temper Trap announce Australian tour in support of new album

March 16, 2016

The Temper Trap will be returning to the live circuit around Australia this May for their intimate concert tour in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. The tour is in support of their upcoming third album, the follow-up to 2012’s award-winning self-titled LP, the same project which gave us Aussie anthems “Trembling Hands” and “Need Your Love”. With […]

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Tully on Tully announce tour and new video!

March 16, 2016

Tully On Tully are hitting the road in support of their sophomore EP Miles Away. Written in New York and recorded in the Victorian highlands, the tracks on Miles Away speak of the bands experiences in the big city as well as dealing with the “tyranny of distance”  being so far from home. Ahead of their tour the […]

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Tiny Little Houses release new single ‘Milo Tin’

March 16, 2016

Having just been added to the lineup for the Bendigo leg of the Groovin’ The Moo  festival Tiny Little Houses have dropped their brand new track “Milo Tin” Singer Caleb Karvountzis’ vocals are perfectly offset by jangly guitars and swirling pop riffs.  With Melbourne singer/songwriter Rosebud Leach on backing vocals, the track takes a look at a […]

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Single of the Day: Emma Louise “Talk Baby Talk” (2016)

March 16, 2016

Emma Louise, go on and get down with that beat! The Brisbane songstress has captured our attention with her new single “Talk Baby Talk”, a new insight into her current musical direction, to be explored further on new album. Emma’s vocals haunt on the track, floating over an irresistible groove and production that will have you hooked […]

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Music Video of the Day: Tinpan Orange “Rich Man” (2016)

March 16, 2016

Tinpan Orange‘s “Rich Man” is a track that oozes beautiful melancholy that highlights the richness of Emily Lubitz‘s vocals and the delicacy of the Melbourne’s groups arrangements that have made them so beloved by fans over previous releases. The single now has a music video and, directed by Jam Nawaz, visualises this similar sense of vulnerability the […]

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Festival Review: WOMADelaide 2016 (Part 2) – Sarah Blasko + Ladysmith Black Mambazo + Marlon Williams – Botanic Park (13.03.2016 – 14.03.2016)

March 16, 2016

The physical and emotional hits kept coming for the last two days of WOMADelaide 2016. The heat would not relent, and while watching Quarter Street send the crowd into a salsa frenzy on Monday, sweat accrued in places that it is not natural for sweat to accrue. Thankfully, the crowd didn’t mind. In fact, they […]

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Video Games Review: The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess HD (Wii U, 2016)

March 16, 2016

Luring a missing cat back to it’s owner through a series of small actions is still a mildly frustrating way to start a sprawling adventure in The Legend of Zelda universe, dull when compared to the stunning Ocarina of Time or Majora’s Mask, but Twilight Princess is much more than first impressions, as we witnessed […]

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Supanova ‘16 adds Charmed stars and more to lineup

March 16, 2016

As tickets to Australia’s biggest Pop Culture Expo come on sale today for the Sydney and Perth events, the promotion has gone and added another chunk of stars to the already significant amount in attendance. The event will be celebrating their 15th anniversary with some of the nations fondest 90’s icons. Charmed stars Shannen Doherty and Holly […]

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SXSW Interview: Here’s what Craig Robinson and Markees Christmas had to say about Morris From America

March 16, 2016

After premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, Morris from America is screening at this year’s SXSW. Director Chad Hartigan’s third feature film tells the tale of an African-American boy who relocates to Germany with his single father. Larry had a chat to cast-members Craig Robinson and Markees Christmas about the film. Larry: Congratulations on this film. Everyone’s […]

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SXSW Interview: Talking Teenage Cocktail with the cast, director and producers behind the film

March 16, 2016

A millennial coming-of-age story, Teenage Cocktail has been making waves through the SXSW film festival. The plot centers on two teenagers and their turbulent escape from a small town to NYC, with the monetary help of theft and webcam modelling. Larry sat down with the cast members Fabianne Therese and Nicole Bloom along with director […]

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Video Games Review: Hitman (Episode One) (PS4, 2016)

March 16, 2016

With its sixth and latest entry, Hitman will be making one particular part of the series’ fanbase very happy indeed. Hitman: Blood Money, released back in 2006, has become a perrenial fan favourite, its sandbox of inventive and improvisational gameplay proving an unbeatable formula. Developer Io Interactive returned to a more cinematic style in 2012’s […]

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Disney confirms new Indiana Jones, Ford and Spielberg returning

March 16, 2016

Hot off the heels of the success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (and long after the dust has settled around the critically-reviled Kingdom of the Crystal Skull), Disney have confirmed that a fifth Indiana Jones film is in the works with Harrison Ford set to reprise his role as the titular archaeologist. Steven Spielberg […]

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AMC announces premiere date for Preacher and gives Outcast a second season

March 16, 2016

The American cable service has announced the premiere dates for the upcoming Preacher and Outcast, renewing the latter for a second season. Premiering on May 22nd, Preacher is a twisted and darkly comedic drama that follows Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), a preacher who is inhabited by a mysterious entity and bestowed with supernatural powers. Meanwhile, […]

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SXSW Interview: Talking The Trust with Adam Hirsch

March 16, 2016

The Iris’ Larry Heath took some time with screenwriter Adam Hirsch at the SXSW film festival to talk about the motives for his new film The Trust and the origins of his partnership with the film’s directors Ben and Alex Brewer. Larry: Congratulations on the film, tell me a little about how you and Ben […]

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Film Review: London Has Fallen (MA15+) (USA, 2016)

March 16, 2016

American nationalism is back on-screen once again in full display in the action sequel to Olympus Has Fallen. On a minor note, Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett and others from the previous film are back as well. But seriously, the first film, by director Antoine Fuqua of Training Day fame, was a […]

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SXSW Interview: My Blind Brother cast and director chat to us about the new comedy

March 16, 2016

Based on the short film of the same name, My Blind Brother is an uplifting comedy featuring raw, authentic characters played by some of comedy’s brightest actors. Stars Zoe Kazan, Jenny Slate and Charlie Hewson and their wonderful director Sophie Goodhart sat down to talk with us about the characters, themes and process behind the film. Sophie, […]

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SXSW Interview: Yoshiki from X Japan talks about the new music documentary We Are X

March 16, 2016

Japanese rock band X Japan have had a tumultuous and downright devastating career. Plagued by the subsequent deaths of band members, the band led by Yoshiki, soldiers on and still find success to this day. A documentary has been made chronicling the dramatic life of X Japan called We Are X. Larry sat down with […]

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Director Nick Skubij talks about lost love and a new adaptation of Emily Brontë’s classic, Wuthering Heights

March 16, 2016

Emily Brontë’s classic novel, Wuthering Heights has inspired many different adaptions and other art forms since its initial publication in 1847. It has inspired everything from a Kate Bush song to a Hindi movie and a Death Cab for Cutie track, to name a few. Australia’s very own, shake & stir theatre co will also […]

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Essentially Ellington Festival heading to Australia in August

March 16, 2016

Brisbane’s Jazz Music Institute (JMI) and New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) are teaming up to bring a new and exciting festival to Australia in August this year. The Essentially Ellington Down Under Regional Festival will be making its debut in Australia and be swinging by Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney offering high school […]

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