Day: 11 July 2016

Music Video of the Day: SG Lewis ft. Gallant “Holding Back” (2016)

July 11, 2016

SG Lewis has been killing it on the live front recently, locking down shows at Glastonbury and through the UK and Europe like it ain’t a damn thing. Recently, the producer has released a new music video for his single “Holding Back”, featuring fellow hotshot Gallant, directed by John Merizalde. The skate-themed short film centres on […]

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L-FRESH THE LION heading out on extensive Become album tour

July 11, 2016

It’s no secret how much we love L-FRESH THE LION. His recent shows with Urthboy around the country have brought the Sydney rapper to the attention of many more first-timers who’d yet to see his electrifying live shows and now, we’ve got the exciting prospect of his own headline tour to look forward to! Out on […]

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Here are the full playing times for Splendour in the Grass 2016

July 11, 2016

As we gear up for another pilgrimage to North Byron Parklands for Splendour in the Grass the time has come to start frantically sifting through the official playing times to sketch out a rough schedule. Yes, there’s the expected – and dreaded – laundry list of clashes that will have you running around all day […]

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Music Video of the Day: Set Mo ft. Fractures “Comfort You” (2016)

July 11, 2016

Sydney’s Set Mo recently linked up with Melbourne producer Fractures on evocative deep electronic tune “Comfort You” and over the weekend we’ve been digging the accompanying music video! Themes of isolation and connection are explored, as Set Mo explains that the idea of the track, ‘…is about being there to help someone in a time of need. […]

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KLP announces 17 date ‘KLParty DJ Tour’ for July – October

July 11, 2016

It might come as little surprise, but given how popularly KLP‘s recent shows around the country have been, the triple j House Party boss is hitting the road once again on a huge DJ party tour. Her inaugural KLParty shows last year were wild and the Sydney-based DJ, producer, vocalist and songwriter hasn’t stopped touring since […]

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Live Nation takes over as leaseholder and operator of Melbourne’s Palais Theatre

July 11, 2016

Live Nation Australia has secured a long-term lease of Melbourne’s Palais Theatre, the beloved St. Kilda venue that has held long-term popularity with the music industry and the community. Michael Coppel, President and CEO of Live Nation Australia and NZ has recognised the importance of the Palais Theatre and has acknowledged the significance of the […]

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The Avalanches, The Kills & more set for Splendour in the Grass pre-party in Byron Bay

July 11, 2016

Get your Splendour bender off to a good start in a few weeks, with this hectic pre-party scheduled for The Northern in Byron Bay! On July 21st, the official Splendour in the Grass pre-party will take over the venue, with The Avalanches, The Kills, Methyl Ethel, Harts and KLLO (DJ set) all starring on the bill. Tickets are extremely limited for the […]

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Ben Wright Smith reveals huge tour run for new single “Sand Grabber”!

July 11, 2016

Hold on to your seats – talented singer and songwriter, not to mention utter dreamboat live performer, Ben Wright Smith, is coming to a venue near you over the next few months. Armed with new single “Sand Grabber” and a captivating live show, the APRA Award nominee is out on the road right through into October. […]

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Album Review: The Avalanches – Wildflower (2016)

July 11, 2016

This is an astonishing record. A story is secreted among its dayglo pop detritus: girl ditches home, meets wannabe folkstar (who does shit his way) and somewhere around “Colours” they eat tabs or fuck or both. You can practically hear the lysergic acid splash against Wildflower‘s prefrontal cortex. But writing about it is risky. Why […]

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Hayden James announces the ‘Just A Lover’ tour for August & September

July 11, 2016

Hayden James has been blazing through Europe and the States over the past year, recently capping off successful Euro festival sets at the likes of Glastonbury and Roskilde – two festivals in particular that should be on the bucket list for any artist and music fan. Today, with the release of his latest single, “Just A Lover”, James […]

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Ellie Goulding cancels Adelaide & Perth shows this October

July 11, 2016

Sucks to be an Ellie Goulding fan in Adelaide and Perth, with news of the British singer cancelling both shows set up for October over the weekend. Due to a scheduling conflict, the final two Australian shows of Goulding’s ‘Delirium World Tour’ have had to be nixed, while all other gigs are to go ahead as normal. […]

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Win a double pass to see Matt Gresham on tour this July & August!

July 11, 2016

After supporting Vera Blue on her sold out tour this May, Matt Gresham today announces his debut headline tour this July, bringing his live show to intimate rooms around the country. Having sold out all shows on his west coast tour earlier this year, fans better act fast to avoid missing out. To celebrate the […]

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Single of the Day: Stevie “Decay” (2016)

July 11, 2016

Today’s Single of the Day comes from Brisbane electronic duo Stevie. Their latest single “Decay” is a slice of pop gold, packed out with lush synths and vocals from Phoebe Imhoff from Go Violets. The sounds are reminiscent of Broods, or a more chilled out CHVRCHES, and it’s a total win in our book. Check out “Decay” here: Keep […]

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John Cho, Karl Urban, Chris Pine & Justin Lin reflect on the 13th installment of the Star Trek franchise

July 11, 2016

The Iris’ Larry Heath recently caught up with John Cho, Karl Urban, Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine & Justin Lin on the silver carpet at the Australian premiere of Star Trek: Beyond. We find out about how things have changed for the cast across three films, what they think their characters have gotten up to in between the […]

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The Secret Life of Pets sets an opening box office record in the USA

July 11, 2016

Universal’s The Secret Life of Pets has set a record for an original animated property as it led a strong field of pictures through the post-holiday weekend, where the top twelve films grossed an estimated $206 million. The weekend’s other big releases, Mike and Dave need Wedding Dates as well as the limited (only playing […]

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Aussie adventure documentary Motorkite Dreaming to open in select cinemas in August

July 11, 2016

Aussie adventure documentary Motorkite Dreaming will begin screening in selected cinemas from August, touring South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. Motorkite Dreaming follows voyager Daryl Clarke as he attempts to fly a motorkite (basically a lawnmower with a hand-glider attached) across 400km of outback Australia, passing through 20 Aboriginal nations. The film will […]

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The first hour of Mr. Robot season two premiered today, but you probably missed it

July 11, 2016

Only days from its expected release, the first hour of the second season of Mr. Robot has premiered via streams on USA Network and YouTube. Fans paying close enough attention to the show’s Twitter were notified of an announcement that the first hour would stream for a limited time from 8.30pm EDT. ET, Snapchat, Buzzfeed […]

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Disney’s Pete’s Dragon to close Village Cinemas’ Fairytale Film Festival

July 11, 2016

From July 30th until August the 18th, Village Cinemas will be playing some of Disney’s most beloved live-action fairytales for the Fairytale Film Festival. The festival will conclude with an exclusive preview screening of Pete’s Dragon, Disney’s anticipated live action reboot of the 1977 classic of the same title. The festival comes on the back of the success […]

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The Iris’ Weekly Australian TV Picks: 12 – 18 July

July 11, 2016

There’s a tonne of new and promising shows this week, so sit back and enjoy our TV picks for the days ahead on Australian free-to-air and Foxtel: Tuesday In Search of Frida Kahlo, Foxtel Arts, 7:30pm AEST One of the iconic artist’s biggest fans, Emeli Sand explores the complex life of Frida Kahlo. Dead of Summer, […]

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Seven films not to miss at the 2016 Melbourne International Film Festival

July 11, 2016

Later this month, the 65th annual Melbourne International Film Festival will kick off an incredible season of over 345 films*, spanning 22 venues across the Melbourne CBD, from 28 July to 14 August. It’s near impossible to narrow down the list, but today, with tickets to all screenings currently on sale, we’re going to do our best, bringing you […]

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Video Games Review: Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PS4, 2016)

July 11, 2016

I feel like I owe The Force Awakens a pretty significant debt. It’s not only brought the Star Wars franchise back to life in the post-prequels era but now it’s returning the license to the Lego series to lift them out of their slump following Lego Marvel’s Avengers. This new entry in the Lego series is amongst the its very […]

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P&O’s Pacific Explorer will launch with a mother flipping waterpark on board

July 11, 2016

P&O Cruises have announced the details they have planned for the multi-million dollar upgrades set to be made on the Princess Cruises’ liner Dawn Princess, when they transform it into their newest ship Pacific Explorer next June. Among the most exciting inclusions are a chilled barefoot bowls green, a new supper club with cabaret-style entertainment and P&O’s […]

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Three must visit attractions in Houston, Texas for fans of Baseball, Arts and Science

July 11, 2016

Johnny Au headed to Houston, Texas and brings us three must visit attractions for fans of baseball, science and the arts! Houston History of Natural Sciences One of the biggest natural science museums in Texas is the Houston History of Natural Sciences. One of the most impressive permanent exhibitions is the Morian Hall of Paleontology, […]

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Five things you have to do while in Calgary other than the Stampede (Alberta, Canada)

July 11, 2016

The city of Calgary in Alberta is a bustling and vibrant place, no more so than during the 10 days of the Calgary Stampede; the iconic event which is happening right now, through to July 17th. But with the city a short drive away from the Rocky Mountains, and full of amazing activities to enjoy […]

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Dantanio talks paying tribute to Michael Jackson in HIStory

July 11, 2016

Dantanio is one of the world’s best impersonators that greets the stage. As well as performing as Sammy Davis Jr, he has observed Michael Jackson with a magnified eye since a young age. All that studying has paid off in what is deemed one spectacular show in HIStory – exploring the pop star’s most most […]

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Seven reasons why you can’t miss the spectacular Singin’ in the Rain in Sydney

July 11, 2016

It’s one of the oldest adages of the stage, but Singin’ in the Rain’s Sydney run – which officially kicked off on Saturday night – has put “the show must go on” very much into practice. The show’s headline star, Adam Garcia, who sustained an injury during one of the final Melbourne performances, won’t be appearing in […]

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Author Nicole Alexander on her upcoming book River Run, rural art, and taking inspiration from the family archives

July 11, 2016

Best selling author Nicole Alexander holds a unique place in the book world as the only female author in the rural literature genre making Australian rural history accessible through her popular fiction. Dividing her time between writing and managing her family’s agricultural holdings, passed down through the generations since 1893, Nicole’s novels are rich with historical detail and […]

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On the Shelf: Mr Black x Campos Panama Geisha Coffee Liqueur

July 11, 2016

Now that they’re very well established and have a high repute behind them, awarded Australian coffee liqueur Mr Black have once again teaming up with the legendary Campos Speciality Roasters for a special collaboration brew, their second in less than a year. In December of last year we took a look at the first collaboration […]

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Krispy Kreme expand range with “Around the World” collection

July 11, 2016

The Australian leg of ubiquitous doughnut chain Krispy Kreme have lately been looking abroad to get some inspiration for their new flavours. Curated into what they are calling their “Around the World” range, the long-standing brand have designed new tastes inspired by Italy, Argentina, Mexico, and England, resulting in new ones from Chilli Chocolate to […]

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Vegetarian burgers and jaffa sundaes feature on Huxtaburgers new menu (Melbourne)

July 11, 2016

The team at Melbourne’s famed Huxtaburger have been busy putting the finishing touches on a new menu expansion that rolling out across their multiple locations last week. There’s a strong focus on widening the range of vegetarian options (seriously, how many burger joints have only one vego-option and expect that to be enough?) as well […]

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