Day: 30 August 2016

Tkay Maidza links up with Killer Mike for “Carry On”; drops national album tour dates!

August 30, 2016

Life’s pretty sweet for Adelaide rapper Tkay Maidza. She’s just dominated her first proper run of European festivals and has recently announced that she’ll be on tour with What So Not in the US before this year is out. For Australian fans, Tkay hasn’t forgotten them, with a highly anticipated BIGSOUND set bringing her back to Brisbane next […]

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Music Video of the Day: Japanese Wallpaper “Cocoon” (2016)

August 30, 2016

Japanese Wallpaper has recently unleashed the visuals for “Cocoon”, a perfect way to cap off a successful run of shows on Australian turf. A collection of outdoor scenes and landscapes, the song has been further explored by director Hamish Mitchell – the end result being all types of lush and stunning. Just like “Cocoon” itself. While […]

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Single of the Day: Ali Barter “Girlie Bits” (2016)

August 30, 2016

Ali Barter, drop your album already please. Since “Far Away” dropped earlier this year, the Melbourne songwriter has had us well excited for new material and with multiple opportunities now on the cards to see her perform around the country…all we need is a full record of material to cap it off. BUT. In the meantime, […]

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Artists at BIGSOUND: Ceres (Melbourne) on premiering new material for fans & chilli dogs in the Valley

August 30, 2016

Easily one of our most anticipated Australian album releases is Ceres‘ new record, Drag It Down On You. Set to drop this Friday, the album is going to be fleshed out on a tour post-BIGSOUND but in the meantime, the Melbourne band are looking to be bringing some sweet tastes of album number two to their official […]

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Chance the Rapper and Childish Gambino both set for Field Day in Sydney!

August 30, 2016

Field Day is a must for many music fans keen to keep the New Year’s party going well into January 1st and for their 2017 event, the Sydney festival organisers have confirmed both Chance the Rapper and Childish Gambino to appear. For fans of both artists, being able to catch them on the same line up, especially at a […]

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Live Review: Gordi + Xavier Dunn – Newtown Social Club, Newtown (28.08.16)

August 30, 2016

You know how much a ticket was to see one of my favourite artists play the last show on her current tour? $15. Fifteen Australian dollars. A year ago, I was in London spending that much on a pint of beer. Yeah, the beers were delicious, but I’d have definitely been more than happy to […]

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Live Review: L-Fresh The Lion + Omar Musa + Sukhjit – The Odd Fellow, Fremantle (27.08.16)

August 30, 2016

Despite the dreary winter weather still clinging to WA, people flocked to the basement of The Odd Fellow in Fremantle on Saturday night to soak up the positive vibes as it transformed into an electric den of energy under performances from L-Fresh the Lion’s Become Tour. Sparking with pointedly political verse, heavy beats and 100% […]

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The Iris’ Weekly Australian TV Picks: 30 August – 5 September 2016

August 30, 2016

From Australian Survivors to Pretty Little Liars and Knight’s Tales, here are our picks this week… Tuesday Australian Survivor, Ch10, 7:30pm AEST Things are heating up as the three tribes face the Immunity Challenge. Which one will survive the harsh environment? Wednesday Whitney, SoHo, 8:30pm AEST A heartwrenching biopic on the iconic singer Whitney Houston […]

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Five Reasons you need to watch The A Word on BBC First

August 30, 2016

The A Word is an important BBC program that is based on an Israeli TV drama called Yellow Peppers. It is a show that focuses on a very real (read: dysfunctional) family as they try and cope with a five-year-old son who is diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum. The Iris watched the first […]

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Eight Things not to Miss at the 2016 Sydney Fringe Festival

August 30, 2016

The definition of what a fringe festival can be blurred in this day and age – you sometimes get ‘big names’ on lineups, and the biggest arts festival in the world is a fringe festival for goodness sake. In any case, it’s a huge bunch of talent full of great shows and performances that are undeniably unique. With both […]

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Fratelli Fresh are giving away 500 free build-your-own pizzas this week (Sydney)

August 30, 2016

Fratelli Fresh will officially launch their long awaited casual pizzeria spin-off, Fratelli Famous, this week in the level 5 food court of Westfield Sydney. Set for Wednesday 31st August, the trusted Italian brand will be firing up that custom-built pizza oven to kick off their massive planned expansion – they want to open around 100 […]

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Broadway Shopping Centre unveils new food and retail line up after $55 million redevelopment (Sydney)

August 30, 2016

If you’ve visited Broadway Shopping Centre in Ultimo within the past week you may have noticed quite a few changes going on. The historic retail and dining hub has just completed a $55 million redevelopment to it’s second and third levels, an overdue refresh that has brought in new brands such as H&M, Sunglass Hut, […]

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