Day: 9 June 2016

“Frankie Sinatra” and the return of The Avalanches – why Wildflower is worth the 16 year wait

June 9, 2016

Two years ago, Danny Brown told us his collaboration with The Avalanches would ‘change the world’. Dust settles now on that world – one in which The Avalanches are most definitely back – and whether or not “Frankie Sinatra” was worth the agonising sixteen-year wait is up for debate. But let’s get something straight: the collab Brown spoke of was not […]

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Music Video of the Day: The Ramona Flowers “Dirty World” (2016)

June 9, 2016

Remember when bands like Friendly Fires, Phoenix and Passion Pit were ruling the indie music scene? There was something in that synth-driven, melodic music that packed more punch than we’d seen before; homage was being paid to the 80’s for sure, but there was a fresh flavour and approach to this music that was really connecting with eager music fans. […]

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Gregory Porter set for Australian tour this September

June 9, 2016

Coming out to Australia for a select run of shows in September, Gregory Porter will be showcasing his acclaimed new album Take Me To The Alley. Fans will have to jump on these tickets fast as Porter’s Australian itinerary just has him playing two shows – one at The Basement in Sydney and one at The Croxton in Melbourne this […]

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8 reasons why every Australian needs to make the pilgrimage to Barcelona for Primavera Sound

June 9, 2016

I’ve just jumped off a plane from Spain, following a week in Barcelona for the annual Primavera Sound Festival – which, in its 16th year, is one of Europe’s most iconic and popular events. And there’s a good reason for it – it is unequivocally one of the world’s finest festivals. That’s a matter of opinion […]

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Single of the Day: Crystal Cities “Tell Me Now” (2016)

June 9, 2016

The third single taken from Crystal Cities‘ debut EP comes in the form of “Tell Me Know” – it’s melodic, catchy…a straight up solid pop song. The Sydney trio have been jamming together for some time now, coming together and releasing their debut single last year. “Tell Me Now” is the result of a recording session in […]

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Experiencing Max Richter’s VIVID Sydney production of Sleep…from Adelaide – a review.

June 9, 2016

Friday night in front of the telly! With a trundle bed and big quilt, a candle, the rest of the household in bed. I’m excited, although exhausted after a big week and would have preferred a nice quiet lead up to a long eight hour broadcast. But, it’s not a usual simulcast in that it’s designed […]

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Ingrid Håvik & Marte Eberson of Highasakite on Camp Echo & their new live shows

June 9, 2016

Highasakite are a day off releasing Camp Echo when we meet up in Brighton ahead of their Great Escape showcase. I sit down over some food with the gorgeous Ingrid Håvik and Marte Eberson – burgers, salads, milkshakes. The good stuff. Delving into the Norwegian group’s highly anticipated third album, both Håvik and Eberson describe the effect a solid amount of […]

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2016 AU Review Reader Survey: Win a trip for two to Sydney, a night out in Brisbane and more!

June 9, 2016

Every two years, we ask our Australian based readers to take a few minutes to help us get to know you a bit better. We want to make sure we are making the best possible site for you! Everyone who fills out the form and provides us with their email address will also go in […]

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Watch our exclusive interview with Director Richard Linklater on Texas, College and Everybody Wants Some!!

June 9, 2016

Dubbed the spiritual follow-up to the classic Dazed and Confused, award winning Writer and Director Richard Linklater is taking us back to the days of our youth – this time, the first days of College – in the acclaimed film Everybody Wants Some!!, which is screening as part of Sydney Film Festival and will be […]

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Five things we loved about the Warcraft movie

June 9, 2016

Set to open in Australian cinemas next Thursday – and out in the US this weekend – we had the chance to check out the anticipated Warcraft adaptation this week, and wanted to fill you in on five of the things we loved about the film, as we get excited for its official release. Read […]

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John Boyega to star in Pacific Rim sequel film

June 9, 2016

Following the success of his role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it has been announced that John Boyega will be starring in the upcoming Pacific Rim sequel. Reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Boyega will be undertaking the lead role as the son of Idris Elba’s character from the original film. The plot of the sequel […]

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AMC to develop miniseries of David Carr’s The Night of The Gun with Bob Odenkirk to star

June 9, 2016

Reported by The Hollywood Reporter, there’s been talk of a potential miniseries based on David Carr’s memoir, The Night of The Gun. AMC will be teaming up with some familiar faces if the series does move forward in production. The network announced on Monday night that they will be working with Sony Pictures Television to develop […]

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Archer producers want to work with Jon Hamm for live-action film

June 9, 2016

Wrapping up its seventh season, Archer ended on a massive cliffhanger on Thursday night. While the FX’s dearly beloved animated spy series has not be renewed for an eighth season, there’s been talk of a feature-film based on the show. Reported by The Daily Beast, they asked executive producers Matt Thompson and Casey Willis prior […]

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Film Review: The Conjuring 2 (MA15+) (2016) (USA)

June 9, 2016

Our own Australian director James Wan has made quite a name for himself in the horror genre. Alongside some mild detours like the revenge-film Death Sentence and the ventriloquist horror Dead Silence, he started off the Saw franchise – which spawned SEVEN films. Next came the Insidious franchise – which spawned another FOUR films. Then all of a […]

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Sydney Film Festival Interview: Swiss director Jan Gassman talks intimacy and inspiration on Europe, She Loves

June 9, 2016

Ahead of its Australian premiere at the Sydney Film Festival, Fergus Halliday sat down with Swiss director Jan Gassman to talk about his latest film Europe, She Loves. A frank and intimate documentary-hybrid, Europe, She Loves, documents the lives of four couples across Europe. The Iris: Such a fascinating and incredibly ambitious movie. How did Europe, She Loves begin? […]

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Film Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows (M) (USA, 2016)

June 9, 2016

In 2014 a new live adaptation of the beloved comic and cartoon series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hit our screens. The reception wasn’t great, complaints aplenty from fans and mutiple Raspberry Awards made it fairly clear that the film’s producers, writers and the studio had some work to do to win back their audience. Two […]

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2016 The Iris Reader Survey: Win a trip for two to Sydney, a night out in Brisbane and more!

June 9, 2016

Every two years, we ask our Australian based readers to take a few minutes to help us get to know you a bit better. We want to make sure we are making the best possible site for you! Everyone who fills out the form and provides us with their email address will also go in […]

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Travel Diary: New Zealand songstress Lisa Crawley takes us to Toronto, Canada

June 9, 2016

For songstress Lisa Crawley, Canadian Music Week represented a week full of music discovery and education (as it does for many delegates); as a performer, she was able to perform for some great crowds, learn from some brilliant industry minds and even come away from the experience with an Uber story like most of us […]

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Here’s everything you need to know about the opening of Shanghai Disney Resort next week

June 9, 2016

One week from today, on 16th June 2016, Disney’s newest Theme Park and Resort – their sixth internationally – will open in Shanghai, on mainland China, with tickets for the opening day festivities well and truly sold out. When it opens, the Shanghai Disney Resort will include two themed hotels, Disneyland Hotel and their first ever Toy […]

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Arts Review: Megan Hilty in Concert – Hamer Hall, Melbourne (8.6.2016)

June 9, 2016

An open letter to Megan Hilty. Dear Megan, Hi, my name is Kara. You may remember me from the other day. Or not? I bumped into you outside The Langham Hotel in Melbourne as you were wrapping up a photo shoot. You startled me. I honestly couldn’t believe I’d met you. Let me tell you, the […]

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Opera Review: Il Signor Bruschino – Lyric Opera, Chapel Off Chapel (performances until June 12)

June 9, 2016

Il Signor Bruschino is a huge hearty romp of laughter and complexity. Setting itself in an Italian setting, but also singing in English, the opera translated itself well to a little but lively audience at Chapel off Chapel. Gioachino Rossini’s Il Signor Bruschino for the uninitiated is a tale of mistaken identity where the head […]

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Sammy J steps from comedy into cabaret, discusses his upcoming visit to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival!

June 9, 2016

Sammy J has long been associated with his partner in crime, the purple and ever-entertaining, Randy. We last saw the twosome at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, where they took the South Australian audiences through the story of their wild and fantastical theme park. Since then, things have been somewhat on the outs for the duo. Giving Sammy […]

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Archie Rose Distilling Co team with Vintage Cellars on new limited edition Gin

June 9, 2016

With World Gin Day coming around again (Sat 11th June) the teams at Vintage Cellars and Archie Rose Distilling Co. have collaborated on the release of am exclusive limited edition Gin to make their own unique mark on the global celebration. The Archie Rose Tailored Gin is being made available exclusively at Vintage Cellars stores, […]

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