Day: 25 August 2016

Music Video of the Day: Låpsley “Operator (DJ Koze Radio Edit)” (2016)

August 25, 2016

Låpsley has released the music video for the DJ Koze edit of her tune “Operator” this week and we vibe. Directed by Cherise Payne, who was also behind previous Låpsley clips (“Love Is Blind”, “Hurt Me”, “Brownlow”), the music video’s origins came from a wild night out in Berlin. “A group of friends took me out and introduced me to […]

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Music Video of the Day: Gabriella Cohen “I Don’t Feel So Alive” (2016)

August 25, 2016

Gabrielle Cohen isn’t far off her much anticipated east coast tour with her debut record Full Disclosure and No Details, but in the meantime has kept us sweet with a new music video for her single “I Don’t Feel So Alive”! A definite highlight of the record, “I Don’t Feel So Alive” has Cohen front and […]

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Remi announces the Divas and Demons album launch tour for November & December!

August 25, 2016

Remi‘s new album, Divas and Demons, is just weeks away from release now (keep an eye out come September 16th) and today, there’s a brand spanking new tour that’s been announced in support of it! Remi and Sensible J will be out on the road with their second record through November and December, with Baro joining on for all dates […]

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Artists at BIGSOUND 2016: Tigertown (Sydney) on their return to The Valley!

August 25, 2016

For Tigertown, this year’s BIGSOUND music festival and conference isn’t going to be their first rodeo at the Brisbane event. Hitting BIGSOUND for their third time, it’s safe to say that they’d have some tips and a game plan in place to survive the chaos. Alexi Collins takes us through it as part of our 2016 artist […]

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Single of the Day: Sharon Van Etten “Not Myself” (2016)

August 25, 2016

Sharon Van Etten has dropped a chilling new single in “Not Myself”, available now for fans to purchase and also, donate to a worthy cause. The ballad, released in memory of the victims of the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting, is emotional and raw. As she croons over some almost mournful piano, images of loss and the fear […]

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What Twelve Foot Ninja’s new album Outlier means to vocalist Kin Etik, ahead of their launch tour!

August 25, 2016

Melbourne heavy fusion band Twelve Foot Ninja are about to embark on the next crazy phase of their career, with the release of their new album Outlier lined up for Friday. Their new tour starts in Adelaide tonight at Fowler’s Live, the band itching to share their new music with fans and also, see how the Outlier material works […]

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The Veronicas and Killing Heidi lead SA’s Handpicked Festival lineup for November!

August 25, 2016

Another festival set to hit a lush winery surrounding in South Australia is coming this November 12th, with the 2016 Handpicked Festival being lined up for Lake Breeze Wines at Langhorne Creek. Today, two festival headliners have been announced, with The Veronicas and Killing Heidi – who recently announced their reunion in celebration of Reflector and the band’s 20th anniversary – […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Lisa Richards “Frank Sinatra” (2016)

August 25, 2016

Lisa Richards‘ latest single, “Frank Sinatra”, showcases a cool blend of folk, jazz and blues, while the music video (courtesy of Marisa Martin) is a sweet little animation that’s bound to charm. The single, taken from Richards’ forthcoming album A Light From The Other Side, has already been taken off as a favourite with crowds and […]

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Kev Skaff of A Day To Remember (Florida) chats about the making of Bad Vibrations!

August 25, 2016

Worldwide hardcore phenomenon, A Day To Remember, have just announced their highly-anticipated sixth studio album Bad Vibrations. The Floridian five-piece have spent the three years since their critically acclaimed Common Courtesy (2013) touring relentlessly around the globe, including the recent Big Ass Tour Australian tour. We caught up with guitarist Kevin Skaff to chat about […]

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Live Review: Maxwell – Enmore Theatre, Sydney (22.09.16)

August 25, 2016

If Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite, Maxwell’s stunning debut album, was released today instead of two decades ago perhaps it would be him who would hold the power to glue our eyes to a live stream of a near empty room for days on end. Perhaps it would be #Maxwell that would constantly trend on Twitter […]

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Film Review: Ben-Hur (M) (USA, 2016) wasted by an ending so dumb it Ben-Hurts

August 25, 2016

No one asked for the remake of arguably the biggest Hollywood epic of all time. And yet, for some obscure ($) reason, the universe decided the 1959 classic Ben-Hur must be done again. And this time, it has Morgan Freeman in dreadlocks. We all know the story. Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) is a wealthy Jewish […]

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Want an Xbox Onesie? This might be your best chance to get one

August 25, 2016

Microsoft have announced that they will be pointing punters at a limited number of the new Xbox Onesie garment this very afternoon via their social channels at 5:30PM AEST time.

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First trailer for the ambitious documentary Voyage of Time has been released

August 25, 2016

The upcoming documentary Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey has received is first full length trailer and it looks spectacular. This ambitious film is a celebration of earth across all of time, from the birth of the universe to its final collapse. Voyage of Time examines science and spirit, birth and death, the grand cosmos and […]

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IMAX Darling Harbour to undergo major upgrade

August 25, 2016

IMAX Darling Harbour, home to the world’s biggest cinema screen, will start a program to demolish and rebuild the theatre on September 26th. The existing iconic building will make way for an even more impressive IMAX cinema. Despite the disruption the rebuild will cause, it will maintain its title as the world’s largest cinema screen. The new development […]

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ABC’s Blue Water Empire to bring Torres Strait History to the small screen

August 25, 2016

Blue Water Empire, a three-part dramatised documentary series for the ABC, has commenced filming. The show, which provides a unique insight into the history and culture of the Torres Strait Islands, will show pre-colonisation life through the pervasive impact of European arrival. The cast list includes many local favourites, such as Jack Thompson, Ryan Corr, Damian […]

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Supanova 2016 adds animation legends and TV stars to Brisbane and Adelaide

August 25, 2016

Australia’s biggest comic-con style event, Supanova is heading to Brisbane and Adelaide in November and once again it’s bringing a wide array of talent from your favourite TV shows and movies. Supanova’s latest guest announcement includes the lead actor from the upcoming series American Gods. Ricky Whittle plays Shadow Moon in the television adaption, based on the novel by […]

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The new trailer for La La Land released ahead of TIFF

August 25, 2016

A few weeks ago The Iris posted about a new musical from Whiplash director Damien Chazelle. This week, a new trailer for La La Land was released, giving us a a good taste of the anticipated film. It seems the film is attracting attention from industry insiders ahead of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), with organisers suggesting […]

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Optus launches short video competition with grand prize of US$30,000

August 25, 2016

Optus launches short video competition, Connect5, which the telco says aims to support local content innovation. The competition encourages up-and-coming content creators to shoot, upload, and submit a 5-minute film that focuses on the theme of ‘Connecting Lives’.

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The Ring franchise bounces back with Rings; watch the first trailer

August 25, 2016

The new trailer for upcoming horror film Rings has been revealed. Spanish director  F. Javier Gutiérrez will helm the film, who recently confirmed on his Twitter account that the title is a sequel not a prequel, making it the third installment of The Ring franchise. The story is set to follow a young woman named Samara […]

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Ritz Cinema to host AICE Israeli Film Festival

August 25, 2016

For any of you that like to add variety in their life when it comes to films, then this festival is for you! Ritz Cinema will be hosting this year’s AICE (The Australian Israel Cultural Exchange) Israeli Film Festival.  The festival will be showing the best titles across Israeli cinema. Over the last few years, […]

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PAX AUS reveals new event at Melbourne Federation Square.

August 25, 2016

PAX Australia has officially revealed a new event at Melbourne’s Federation Square. Occurring on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd of September, the event will bring a taste of PAX Aus to Federation Square in anticipation of the upcoming PAX Aus 2016 convention. 

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Palace Cinemas to build new cinema for Sydney’s Central Park Mall Development

August 25, 2016

Yesterday, Palace Cinemas made the announcement that they will be building a new 14 screen cinema for Sydney’s Central Park Mall Development in Chippendale. They will build their complex on Level 3 of the centre, with an expected completion date of late 2017. The cinema complex will be environmentally friendly, encouraging a system where it uses recycled […]

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Square Enix details content for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Season Pass

August 25, 2016

Square Enix has announced the content for the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Season Pass. The season pass will be composed of Narrative DLC’s and several in-game items, such as weapon packs and extra credits.  The first story mission titled System Rift will be available this Spring while the second mission, A Criminal Past is slated for an early 2017 release.  All […]

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Sony announces wireless controller adaptor, PlayStation Now for PC and Mac

August 25, 2016

Sony has announced that video game streaming service, PlayStation Now, and a DualShock 4 USB wireless adapter, will be available for PC and Mac. Australian players will be able to access the 300+ titles available on the service, which include Bioshock Infinite, The Last of Us, and Deus Ex: Human Revolution, from 16th of September […]

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Film Review: David Brent: Life on the Road (MA15+) (UK, 2016) can’t recapture The Office magic

August 25, 2016

The iconic character David Brent, last seen 15 years ago in the BBC series The Office, has returned in the year’s anticipated – and highly awkward – film David Brent: Life on the Road, which is released in cinemas today. The film sees star, writer and producer Ricky Gervais return as the character who kickstarted his […]

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Congratulations Melbourne, you’re the World’s Most Liveable City. Again.

August 25, 2016

For the 6th consecutive year in a row, Melbourne has won the crown of Most Liveable City, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit‘s (EIU) Global Liveability Ranking. The list ranks cities based on liveability factors such as healthcare, safety, education, infrastructure and environment in 140 cities around the world, and gives a snapshot of which […]

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Claire Foxton and Mikey Freedom talk about bringing mural art to Shellharbour

August 25, 2016

Not too long ago we chatted to street artist Alex Lehours about his mural work. Specifically his Deadpool piece outdoors in the city streets of Sydney. How then can mural artists transplant to a more regional setting, but with more freedom to explore space? Artists Claire Foxton and Mikey Freedom have been given the canvas of Holm Place […]

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The 2016 Shortlist for the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction unveiled

August 25, 2016

Earlier this week, the shortlist for this year’s Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction was announced. The Readings Prize, created by the award winning independent book retailer, unsurprisingly (given it’s title) celebrates new works for Australian authors, with the judges considering the first or second books by an author, and shining a light on those […]

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Krispy Kreme and Reese’s have teamed up to create a peanut butter doughnut

August 25, 2016

Dominant doughnut chain Krispy Kreme have come together with Reese’s (best known for Reese’s Pieces) and birthed the peanut butter doughnut, the most logical outcome of this collaboration. The flavour fusion comes after weeks of experimenting in the Krispy Kreme lab, tinkering with the best ways to balance a Reese’s Peanut Butter with the brand’s […]

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Progressive Dinner at The Alfred: Fratelli Fresh & The Cut have arrived in Melbourne

August 25, 2016

Having recently been voted most liveable city in the world for the sixth year in a row, it’s no wonder Melbourne is constantly opening new culinary experiences for us to sink our teeth into. One of the latest examples: a dual offering from two new sister restaurants who have made their way from Sydney to […]

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