Day: 9 May 2016

NGAIIRE drops new track “I Can’t Hear God Anymore” on social media; ‘special announcement’ coming this afternoon

May 9, 2016

“I can’t hear God anymore ever since you left; he don’t come round here no more, he just went away.” NGAIIRE wears her heart on sleeve as she delivers the lyric, a heart-wrenchingly raw vocal powering through behind it. As we get closer to the release of the Sydney artist’s new album Blastoma, the surprises and […]

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Music Video of the Day: Modern Baseball “The Wedding Singer” (2016)

May 9, 2016

Philly punks Modern Baseball have dropped their music video for “The Wedding Singer”, yet another dope song from their upcoming new album Holy Ghost. Featuring a wild pink wig-sporting girl at the centre of the action offering up an escape for ‘Charlie’. Directed by Kyle Thrash, the visuals for “The Wedding Singer” is brilliant, frenetic and everything […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Jimi Beavis “At Least It’s Better Than Home” (2016)

May 9, 2016

Post-Apocalyptic Love Songs is the new album from Brisbane songwriter and musician Jimi Beavis and this afternoon, we’re stoked to premiere his latest cut from it, “At Least It’s Better Than Home”. Beavis’ musicality oozes some great blues and roots tones, while exploring the fringes of pop and Americana as well. This single demonstrates a great use […]

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Single of the Day: The Funkoars “Mad As Hell” (2016)

May 9, 2016

The almighty Funkoars are most definitely back, announcing a new tour and a new single in “Mad As Hell”. Keeping it Adelaide as all hell, the track leads with a voicemail left by Fitzy before Sesta and Hons jump in with some quick-fire bars that will have heads moving at a show near you, no doubt. […]

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Band of Horses confirmed for special Sydney Opera House show this July

May 9, 2016

They’re going to be in the country for Splendour in the Grass this year, but when Band of Horses hit Sydney, their time in the city is going to be an experience all its own. Hitting the Sydney Opera House for the first time, the US band will be a part of this year’s Contemporary Music Program […]

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Adelaide and Perth tour dates for The Cure confirmed

May 9, 2016

South and Western Australian fans of The Cure can now officially start to get excited, with dates in both cities being announced today! The iconic UK band, on their way to Australia in July for Splendour in the Grass, recently announced a run of headline Australian dates but until now, Adelaide and Perth were on the tour […]

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Luca Brasi touring with Moose Blood (UK) and The Hard Aches in August

May 9, 2016

With their new album If This Is All We’re Going To Be now out and reaping in the acclaim, Luca Brasi have today announced a headline tour of their own to precede their national run around the country with The Smith Street Band! The tour will have the band on the road through August, hitting venues right round […]

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Live Review: Little May + E^ST + Australia – Metro Theatre, Sydney (06.05.16)

May 9, 2016

If I were to ever offer any pieces of advice to the gig going public, there would be two bits. The first would be to try avoid living more than 50km from the venue you’re attending, while the second would be to make sure you don’t forget to N/A work the night of a show. […]

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Pete Murray (QLD) on performing in different locations, surfing, new music and more

May 9, 2016

Australian singer-songwriter, Pete Murray is about to hit the road, or hop a plane more specifically, for Surf Music in Paradise – a unique concert experience combining music, sun and surf in the beautiful Maldives. Currently hard at work on his fifth album; I spoke to Pete about exotic locations, surfing, new music and touring […]

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TV Review: Game of Thrones, Season 6 Episode 3 “Oathbreaker” (USA, 2016)

May 9, 2016

Like Season 4’s similarly-named “Oathkeeper”, “Oathbreaker” is very much one of those in-between episode of Game of Thrones. There’s a little bit happening on almost-every front here – but not all that much overall. We checked in with Sam to see how things are going en-route to Oldtown, we checked in with Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Cersei (Lena […]

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The Project and the ABC dominate at the 58th Annual TV Week Logie Awards

May 9, 2016

The 58th Annual TV Week Logie Awards were awarded last night in Melbourne, and with it came a slew of wins for the ABC – eight in total, the most for any network. The Secret River, Glitch, Gruen, Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell, The Killing Season and Ready for This were all recognised as part of […]

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The Iris’ Weekly Australian TV Picks: 10th – 17th May

May 9, 2016

It’s a new week and we have a new menu of TV picks for you to devour. Tuesday – 10 May 2016 The Voice, Ch.9, 7:30pm AEST Join judges Ronan Keating, Delta Goodrem, Jessie J and the Madden brothers to search for the next best thing in music and talent. Jane the Virgin, Fox8, 7:30pm […]

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We hit the red carpet of the 58th Annual TV Week Logie Awards

May 9, 2016

Kara Bertoncini hits the 2016 Logies Red Carpet and chats to all the stars about our wonderful Australian TV industry. We find out what excites them most about Australian TV, talk about diversity in the industry – from those in front of the camera to those behind it, why people love reality TV, and Grant […]

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Win a copy of John le Carré’s The Night Manager on DVD

May 9, 2016

Based on legendary author John le Carré’s (Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy, A Most Wanted Man) bestselling novel and featuring a brilliant support cast including Olivia Colman (Broadchurch, Hot Fuzz), Tom Hollander (Pirates of the Caribbean series, About Time) and Australia’s Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, Everest), the new mini-series The Night Manager brings together love, […]

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Win a copy of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None on DVD

May 9, 2016

The incredibly shot three-part mini-series is one of Agatha Christie’s most popular classic thrillers. And Then There Were None tells the story of ten individuals invited to an isolated island, where they are killed off one by one by an unknown killer. It’s Christie at her darkest and most sinister and has seen many adaptations […]

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Five films that do magic right

May 9, 2016

Hollywood’s relationship with stage-magic films has always been a difficult one at best. From truly enchanting and captivating works, to films where the magic simply falls flat (The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, we’re looking at you), there is no denying that the transition from magician’s top hat to screen hasn’t always been easy. With the release […]

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Cebu Pacific announces super cheap fares from Australia to Hong Kong and Taiwan

May 9, 2016

Philippines airline Cebu Pacific has announced a pretty sweet sale aimed at providing Australian travelers with easier, more affordable access to two of Asia’s leading destinations: Hong Kong and Taiwan. Both on routes leaving from Sydney, passengers can now book flights for as low as AUD $229 one-way for basic packages (that exclude meals and […]

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P&O Cruises sets sight on Dark Mofo and Australian Open with new 2017-18 program

May 9, 2016

Been to Dark Mofo in Hobart before? If that’s a no, then just know that the annual winter solstice festival is sensory overload of oddities and experimental arts that’s unlike anything Australia has on its stacked events calendar. Each June, when the 11-day festival consumes Hobart with music, art, noise, food, light, film, and events, […]

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Austin City Limits reveals 2016 line-up, featuring the likes of Radiohead, Drake and Kendrick Lamar

May 9, 2016

Back for its 15th year, Austin City Limits has revealed its 2016 event line-up. The Austin, Texas based music festival will be taking place over two weekends in September and October in Zilker Park, which last year saw the likes of the Foo Fighters, Drake, Tame Impala and Alt-J. Headlining the 2016 event will be Radiohead […]

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Flight Review: On board EVA Air’s Hello Kitty Jet – Tokyo (Haneda) to Taipei, Taiwan (BR191)

May 9, 2016

On our latest Flight Review, we take you on board the Hello Kitty Jet with Taiwanese airline EVA, as Johnny flies from Japan to Taipei. Yes, the flight is full of just about everything a Hello Kitty Fanboy or Fangirl could want and then some… all the way down to the pink, themed cutlery you’re […]

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Hotel Review: Junior Suite with harbour view at the Novotel Darwin Atrium (Darwin, NT)

May 9, 2016

The Novotel Atrium Darwin, or simply ‘The Atrium’ as locals call it, has been a long-standing popular hotel destination with visitors for many years now. Situated further down the Esplanade, the hotel offers a range of rooms perfectly fit for families, couples and solo travellers to enjoy. For our stay, we were put up in […]

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Liz Newell talks about Belated and the gender gap in theatre

May 9, 2016

Perth’s Liz Newell launched a theatre company, Maiden Voyage Theatre Company, this year; and this week the company’s debut work, Belated (written and produced by Newell), will be hitting the stage at the Blue Room Theatre. Belated follows Blythe & Max, friends since they were kids, and Norah (Max’s girlfriend) as they all suddenly find […]

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David Chang denies rumours that Momofuku Seiōbo is switching to Packer (Sydney)

May 9, 2016

Inexplicably, The Sunday Telegraph recently published a story based on rumours that world-renowned Chef David Chang will be pulling the rug out from under The Star and moving Momofuku Seiōbo over to their forthcoming competitor Crown Casino. Mariah Carey’s hubby-to-be James Packer will be opening up Crown at Barangaroo, across the water from The Star. […]

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On the Shelf: Sesión Mocha Tequila

May 9, 2016

Winning a Gold Medal and two Silver Medals so early in the game is a big deal for Australian owned Tequila Sesión, who only launched around six months ago. It was their Sesión Mocha Tequila that earned them the Gold (Sesión Blanco and Reposado won Silver) in the influential San Fransisco World Spirits Competition and […]

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Our top picks for World Class Cocktail Week 2016 in Sydney

May 9, 2016

Get ready for seven days of fine drinking as the annual World Class Cocktail Week comes to task Sydney’s best mixologists with highlighting the city’s fantastic bar culture. In the past few years, Sydney has truly stepped up to rival Melbourne’s scene of small bars; add this to the big pub revival that’s happening, as […]

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The New Britannia is Chippendale’s newest gastro-pub in a hertiage listed building (Sydney)

May 9, 2016

An new gastro-pub has made its way into Chippendale, fitting out a heritage-listed building on Cleveland Street with what is the latest venture from bespoke hospitality crew Idle Group, the folk responsible for Darlinghurst’s Henrietta and Bondi’s Neighbourhood. With two of Sydney’s most loved venues as part of their portfolio, The New Britannia opens to […]

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Review: Zaaffran – Darling Harbour (Sydney)

May 9, 2016

“Butter chicken is not authentic Indian food,” said restaurateur Freddie Zulfiqar at a sit-down media event for Zaaffran this past Tuesday night. It was a sentiment shared by the 110-strong crowd gathered to enjoy the established Indian restaurant’s cuisine in the buzzing Darling Harbour precinct. What Zaaffran (meaning saffron) does well is “capture the essence […]

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Brisbane’s epic BBQ Festival is back and bigger than ever

May 9, 2016

Following the success of last year’s sold out event at Wandering Cooks in South Bank, the Brisbane BBQ Festival will return to the city on Saturday July 2, bringing with it an almost overwhelming amount of things to do. This year’s Festival boasts a lineup bigger and badder than before with BBQ big hitter and […]

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Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival returns for two months of events (NSW)

May 9, 2016

The nation’s oldest wine region is set to showcase the best of its wine and food culture, as the Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival kicks off in May and June of 2016.  Visitors to the region can take part in over 70 culinary events and activities, with additional activities also taking place in various venues and wineries. It’s […]

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