Day: 15 August 2016

Music Video of the Day: Lila Gold “China Chalet” (2016)

August 15, 2016

Lila Gold. Who is this artist capturing attention fast in local circles? Well, for those newcomers to her sound, she’s Sydney-based but New York raised and is one of the latest names to be embraced by the Mushroom family. “China Chalet” is her debut single and the music video that has come with it offers […]

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Castlecomer, LANKS, Allan Smithy & more set for the Surry Hills Festival in September

August 15, 2016

The 14th Surry Hills Festival takes over the Sydney suburb next month across Ward Park, Shannon Reserve, Tudor Reserve, The Clock Hotel and Crown Street (not to mention venues, laneways and spaces in between) – opening its doors to music and art fans to come and enjoy some rad local talent. The live music program has been […]

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Every Time I Die touring with LETLIVE. through January 2017!

August 15, 2016

This is a big one. Next January, Every Time I Die will be returning to Australia with LETLIVE. and Counterparts! A triple whammy of a bill with Australian fanbases fiercely loyal as they are huge in size, this Every Time I Die/LETLIVE. co-headline tour will be one for the books. For Every Time I Die, this new Australian tour marks a […]

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Face The Music unveils first speaker line up for 2016 event!

August 15, 2016

Anthony Fantano, Andrew Jervis, Ricki Askin, Zan Rowe and more have been confirmed as speakers for Face The Music this year, as new program co-ordinators Zac Abroms and Ashley Sambrooks dish out some impressive names in their first year at the helm of the Melbourne contemporary music summit. Over the course of November 17th and 18th this year, the summit will be standing out […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Serina Pech “Not Like Them” (2016)

August 15, 2016

We first introduced you to NT songwriter Serina Pech last month; the young artist from Katherine had recently began work on her debut headline tour around Australia with new music – a new chapter indicating some exciting creative steps forward from Serina. And in her new single, “Not Like Them”, we see Serina’s writing style continuing to […]

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Music Video of the Day: TEMPESST “Broke Down Blues” (2016)

August 15, 2016

Now based in London, Sunshine Coast duo TEMPESST have been fast garnering positive momentum surrounding their last few singles, in particular “Too Slow” and “Tidal Wave”. Recently, blogs and radio have been vibing their latest single, “Broke Down Blues”, a perfect follow on from “Too Slow”, and another step forward for the Banjanin twins. Of the single, […]

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Gang of Youths, Seth Sentry, Montaigne & more hitting Port Macquarie for Festival of the Sun!

August 15, 2016

Festival of the Sun returns to Port Macquarie for its 12th year in 2016, bringing with them a strong and brilliantly curated line up of Australian artists for the ride. The ‘Deep Sea Edition’ of FOTSUN this year will be hosting the likes of Gang of Youths, The Smith Street Band, Montaigne, Seth Sentry and more on the North Coast this […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: The Owls “Feels Like Gold” (2016)

August 15, 2016

Novocastrian indie rockers The Owls today share with us their new single, “Feels Like Gold”. As an indicator of what’s to come form their much anticipated new EP Don’t Waste Your Time on a Rainy Day, the single packs grit and punch. Guitar and percussion clash recklessly as vocals cut through in a style perfected for a […]

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Boy & Bear line up Limit of Love Australian regional tour for November and December

August 15, 2016

Ahead of the weekend, Boy & Bear dropped news of another mammoth round of tour dates that will see them touring their latest record, Limit of Love, around our regional cities a the end of the year. The extensive tour takes in 20 shows alongside All Our Exes Live in Texas at venues in Victoria, NSW, Queensland, WA and […]

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Northlane announce three-date east coast tour for November

August 15, 2016

Northlane will be back on the road this November, with a small three-date east coast run seeing the band hit the stage with Opera Oblivia legends Hellions and Sydney’s Polaris. Celebrating the Deluxe Edition release of their acclaimed record Node, Northlane have lined up some special live music experiences for their fans who’ve been riding with them since day dot. […]

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A Game of Thrones Conference is coming to Melbourne and we have the dates!

August 15, 2016

There’s a Game of Thrones conference coming to Australia, and the dates have just been revealed. Called ThronesCon, and promising to bring us actresses and actors from the celebrated series, the event will premiere in Melbourne next May. Presented by Australian Fandom Conventions, who have delivered fan-orientated events around the country over the last decade, […]

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A new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer has dropped, and it’s epic

August 15, 2016

The word “epic” is thrown around far too often these days, especially in this Marvel vs DC comic book universe we now occupy. It takes a new Star Wars trailer to pop up and reminds us the high bar that “epic” has been set at. And at the end of last week, we enjoyed this […]

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Win a double pass to see the acclaimed new documentary Tickled

August 15, 2016

Tickled is an explosive new documentary, set to release nationally to Australian cinemas on August 18th. Directed by and starring popular NZ journalist and TV personality David Farrier, Tickled premiered to rave reviews at Sundance Film Festival and Melbourne International Film Festival this year. It even scored a perfect FIVE STARS with our reviewer. The […]

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Win a double pass to see Blood Father in cinemas this September

August 15, 2016

Mel Gibson returns to the big screen with shades of Sicario and Payback in what’s being called an “edge-of-your-seat action thriller”. Scripted by Straight Outta Compton’s Andrea Berloff and The Town’s Peter Craig (based on his novel), Blood Father is brought to the screen by the team behind The Prophet and Rust & Bone and […]

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Confirmed: Final Fantasy XV has been delayed again

August 15, 2016

Final Fantasy XV has been an extraordinarily long time coming, and it seems the wait will continue. Square Enix have confirmed this afternoon that the game will miss its September release date for a new launch date in late November.

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The Iris’ Weekly Australian TV Picks: 16 – 22 August 2016

August 15, 2016

Here’s this week’s TV picks that would give you a break from Rio. Tuesday Ballers, Showcase, 8:30pm AEST Spencer attempts to mentor Travis under his wings while avoiding his past that’s haunting him. Wednesday Gone Girl, Ch10, 9:00pm AEST Based on the bestselling thriller, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) becomes entangled with the disappearance of his […]

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MIFF Review: Certain Women (USA, 2016) is a quiet, gentle piece of cinema

August 15, 2016

Proving to be the master of quiet filmmaking, Kelly Reichardt has established quite a name for herself within the independent cinematic industry. With slow-burning, patient films like Old Joy and Wendy and Lucy, her newest picture follows the style of her preceding work. Certain Women, an adaptation of short stories by Maile Meloy, shows Reichardt […]

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24 feature films enter competition for the 2016 AACTA Awards

August 15, 2016

The 24 films that are in competition for the 6th AACTA Awards presented by Presto have been revealed. The list includes the likes of Mel Gibson‘s upcoming war film Hacksaw Ridge starring Andrew Garfield,  Nicholas Verso‘s feature debut Boys In The Trees and Alex Proyas‘ epic fantasy Gods Of Eygpt. The eligible films include a diverse range of established […]

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Provocative documentary The Animal Condition gets national cinema release

August 15, 2016

The provocative Australian documentary The Animal Condition is set for a national cinematic release beginning this week via new Cinema-On-Demand platform, Fan-Force. The documentary follows four NIDA graduates who take an investigative road trip around Australia after coming across online activist videos of suffering farm animals one night. Unafraid to ask questions, the filmmaker’s show […]

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To see or not to see? Hamlet to show encore screenings in September

August 15, 2016

National Theatre Live‘s London performance of Hamlet, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, will return to the big screen across Australia in September. Originally recorded in 2015, the Shakespearian classic will show in cinemas for a limited time only. The production was directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions. The production also stars  Barry […]

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How to eat, sleep and get around the UK on the cheap

August 15, 2016

Recently, I’ve embarked on a grand tour of the UK to make up for the gap year I never took after High School. Great Britain has lots of culture and history to offer, but one thing it is not known for is being a budget location. In a country where even going to a public […]

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Haneen Martin on remaining true to her own vision & creating within Adelaide’s arts community

August 15, 2016

What does it mean to be an ‘artist’? What is classified as ‘art’? Living in a creative society where artistic merit is constantly scrutinised and picked apart by observers both within and outside the artistic community, it can be sometimes overwhelming to comprehend that your work, piece/s you’ve become so attached and close to, can […]

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Gelatissimo announce new flavours inspired by different travel destinations

August 15, 2016

Now that winter is almost behind us (fingers crossed), Gelatissimo have released a bunch of new flavours to continue their globe-trotting wave, designing four tastes that have been inspired by places like South Africa and France. This has resulted in some of the gelato chain’s boldest creations to date, surely spicing up their regular offerings […]

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Review: The Resident – Darlinghurst (Sydney)

August 15, 2016

  From the people who brought us Lotus Dining, The Resident is a different beast, bringing Mediterranean flavours and Australian ingredients to life. Overlooking Hyde Park, the restaurant is helmed by Pablo Tordesillas, formerly of Brisbane restaurant Ortiga. Drawing on his history growing up in Spain, Tordesillas unites the traditional and contemporary on The Resident’s dinner menu. […]

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Review: Runya’s Room – CBD (Melbourne)

August 15, 2016

As you take a peek into the new luxury retail mall, St Collins Lane, you’ll find an elegant new addition to lure you in with its charming dark wood exterior, casing some of the most deliciously enticing sweets to pop up in the area. As a guest to the launch of Runya’s Room, it was […]

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Tuxedo is Sydney’s first bar dedicated to espresso martinis

August 15, 2016

Here’s where you get your second wind after a long-ass working day, Sydney; a bar built on the notion of good, energising hits of coffee that has been shaken, not stirred. That’s right, the city has gotten it’s first ever bar dedicated to the ever-loved espresso martini, combining the love of good coffee with good […]

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