Day: 30 May 2016

Phantastic Furniture announce headline shows for Sydney & Melbourne this July

May 30, 2016

Sydney’s Phantastic Ferniture have lined up some unmissable headline dates for Sydney and Melbourne music lovers this July, bringing their new single “Gap Year” to the Newtown Social Club and the Grace Darling. The band, also announced to perform alongside the likes of Shining Bird and Noire at Stanwell Park’s Spunk Rock Festival on July 2nd, have been cultivating quite the […]

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In the studio with London’s Arthur Beatrice – a look at the making of Keeping the Peace

May 30, 2016

For London quartet Arthur Beatrice, the release of their sophomore album Keeping the Peace marked a great move forward. Following on from the release of their acclaimed debut album Working Out, the band underwent significant changes both creative and emotional. Where listeners were first introduced to a male/female vocal partnership in Ella Girardot and Orlando Leopard, Keeping the Peace has seen […]

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Music Video of the Day: Beaty Heart “Soft Like Clay” (2016)

May 30, 2016

They were one of our choice picks from The Great Escape Festival this year and today, Beaty Heart have continued to impress with the release of their music video for the effortlessly catchy single, “Soft Like Clay”! What drew us to the band initially was the way in which they craft some frenzied pop melodies with a […]

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Single of the Day: NGAIIRE “House on a Rock” (2016)

May 30, 2016

The Blastoma countdown is well and truly on, with only weeks to go until NGAIIRE‘s new album is with fans in all its glory. To keep us hanging on in the meantime, the lady herself has recently gifted us with a brand new single in “House on a Rock”, showing NGAIIRE at her most electrified, her grittiest yet. […]

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Exclusive Album Premiere: Pink Harvest – Kind of Pink (2016)

May 30, 2016

With some heavy psych-influenced grooves, pitched with dark and attention-grabbing vocals, Melbourne’s Pink Harvest come out swinging with the material on their new album, Kind of Pink. Premiering on the AU today, the band’s debut offering sees the trio emerge from recording at their home in Footscray with a collection of sounds that warps, envelops and comes crashing […]

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Ed Nash talks branching out from Bombay Bicycle Club with solo outfit Toothless

May 30, 2016

When Bombay Bicycle Club announced they would be going on an indefinite hiatus it didn’t mean that they were quitting music by any means and for us, while we were bummed out by the band’s decision to put the Bombay focus on the back burner, the concept of new music projects from the members was exciting on its […]

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OneRepublic announce exclusive Sydney show for fans this June

May 30, 2016

At an undisclosed location somewhere in Sydney on June 21st, OneRepublic will be performing a special set for their Australian fans. The US group will be in Australia for a promo visit off the back of their successful new single “Wherever I Go” and have been able to fit in a cheeky live set, thanks to […]

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Peter Garrett announces solo Australian tour as new single “Great White Shark” makes its debut on radio

May 30, 2016

Peter Garrett has further ignited excitement within the Midnight Oil fan ranks with the release of new solo single “Great White Shark” and some special solo tour dates to take place around the country through July and August. The new single is taken from Garrett’s forthcoming solo record A Version of Now and as the live shows come together, Garrett will […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Waza ft. Aquila Young “Rocks and Bones” (2016)

May 30, 2016

Since finding out about Waza and the beats he’s been making through 2015, keeping a close eye on the Sydney musician and his new work has been getting us excited about what’s still to come from his forthcoming album. Where last year’s The Art and Technique Sessions established Waza as an attention-grabbing and ambitious talent, his new single “Rocks […]

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The AU Review’s 101 Greatest Songs of All Time: Part Four – The Top 25

May 30, 2016

Today, we find ourselves at the top end of our 101 Greatest Songs of All Time countdown. We’ve already seen some classic gems mixed in with some older favourites further down the list but as we look at this eclectic Top 25, there are definitely some tunes in here that might surprise. When it came […]

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

May 30, 2016

Beyond any thematic or visual symmetries, the biggest common thread across Season 6 so far has been a sense of direction. Thrones has spent the last five seasons scattering our favorite characters across both Westeros and Essos but with The Night’s King and the White Walkers on the march, it’s about time for things to pull themselves […]

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The Iris’ Weekly Australian TV Picks: 31 May – 7 June

May 30, 2016

The Iris is here with this week’s TV picks that are worthy of your small screen and time. Tuesday Criminal Minds, Ch 7, 8:30pm AEST Catch up with your favourite team the BAU who are on a hunt for a culprit who is kidnapping and depriving their victims from sleep. American Horror Story, FX, 9:30pm […]

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DVD Review: How to be Single (M) (USA, 2016)

May 30, 2016

Given the combined creative genius of writers (Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein, Dana Fox) who co-wrote this screenplay, one would have expected to strap themselves in for a solid, heart wrenching, feel good romp with How to be Single. However not all rom-coms are created equal and this would be sure fire winner, boosted by the […]

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Melbourne Documentary Film Festival: We talk Mad Tiger with director Jon Yi

May 30, 2016

Japanese punk doco Mad Tiger is showing at this year’s Melbourne Documentary Film Festival. We reviewed the film earlier and the week and caught up since to talk about the film with one of the directors behind it. How did you first discover Peelander-Z? My friend Kenji Hayasaki introduced me to Peelander-Z in 2008, right when […]

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Our favourite games for May, and what we’re pumped for in June

May 30, 2016

It’s been another surprisingly big month for games in May with long-awaited AAA titles, a genre resurgent on PC and indies galore. Here’s our picks for the month, and what we’re looking forward to in June.

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Win a double pass to Queen – It’s A Kinda Magic in Melbourne

May 30, 2016

Following overwhelming demand, the world’s premier Queen tribute, Queen – It’s A Kinda Magic, will return to Australia, taking fans back to the glory days of Freddie Mercury and his iconic band, Queen. Capturing the imagination of Queen fans both locally and internationally, Director Johnny Van Grinsven attributes the show’s continued success to the attention-to- detail; […]

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2016 Miles Literary Award shortlist revealed

May 30, 2016

At the Australian Booksellers Association Conference in Canberra, the 2016 shortlist for the prestigious Miles Literary Award was announced. With a focus on uniquely Australian identities and struggles, this year’s nominees, including three authors shortlisted for the first time,  are in the running for a $60,000 prize. Making the 2016 shortlist are: Hope Farm by Peggy Frew […]

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Gelato Messina to imagine Game of Thrones characters as gelato flavours with “Game of Cones”

May 30, 2016

Those gelato gods at Gelato Messina have brought back their popular Game of Cones season for the first month of winter, planning a series of five exclusive flavours each inspired by five different characters from Game of Thrones. Ever wondered what Ramsay Bolton, Hodor, Khaleesi, Queen of Thorns (Olenna Tyrell), and Missandei (of Naathi) would […]

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Camperdown’s Deus Ex Machina gets a new bar-restaurant from The Bucket List crew (Sydney)

May 30, 2016

Camperdown locals have got a brand new bar-restaurant to get across with some big changes going down at Deus Ex Machina. The cafe space that’s attached to the iconic store has been reimagined and refocused by Tom Walton and Andy Ruwald of The Bucket List, in collaboration with bar sage James Prier. From a cafe […]

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