Day: 23 September 2016

Album News Weekly: 23rd September 2016.

September 23, 2016

This week in album news: The Weeknd announces Beauty Behind The Madness’ successor, Kings of Leon return with WALLS, Warpaint celebrate their album release, KLP prepares her EP and more! THE WEEKND The Weeknd has this week announced the follow up to his acclaimed Beauty Behind the Madness album in 2017’s Starboy. The album is out this November 25th and has already […]

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Keep Sydney Open to install special plaques at fallen venues through the lockout zone tonight

September 23, 2016

Tonight in Sydney, 18 plaques will be unveiled across the city in front of shut down venues, a move by Keep Sydney Open to further highlight how damaging the Callinan review of the State Government’s lockout laws have been to Sydney’s live music culture. The venues involved have been integral to many artists and represent poignant […]

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Music Video of the Day: CL “Lifted” (2016)

September 23, 2016

CL is continuing to break into mainstream commercial success out in the US, with the Korean songwriter and vocalist nailing the follow up to the popular “Hello Bitches”, with “LIFTED”.  Co-written by CL, TEDDY and Asher Roth, the single uses interpolations of “Method Man” by the Wu-Tang Clan all the while continuing to explore CL’s hectic and captivating style. The […]

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Single of the Day: Rolls Bayce “Inside Out” (2016)

September 23, 2016

New Rolls Bayce for your weekend? No problems at all. The Brisbane trio have come through with their new single in “Inside Out” – the first taste we’re getting from their yet to be released debut album. Synths, guitar, plus percussion that simply won’t quit, “Inside Out” is 2:59 minutes of rhythmic goodness that we’d expect […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Shag Rock “Sunbleached Girl” (2016)

September 23, 2016

Brisbane indie outfit Shag Rock have come through with a striking, fun new music clip for their single “Sunbleached Girl”. As a taste of their upcoming debut album, the tune is soaked in groove and energy; a number primed to flourish into a live favourite for sure. Edited by Thomas O’Dowd, the music video follows the lads through […]

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Lost Paradise announce stellar local line up, including Flowertruck, Sex on Toast and more!

September 23, 2016

Lost Paradise, the music and arts festival returning to the lush Glenworth Valley for its third year running, has just revealing the latest round of artists joining the already stellar line up. Betty & Oswald, Planet, Majun Bu, Mo’funk, Flowertruck and Sex On Toast will be helping bring in the new year, along with the […]

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English rock outfit James make their Australian debut this November

September 23, 2016

It may have been 34 years in the making, but Aussie fans will finally be treated to a night with English alt-rock group James. And better late than never, right? A sense of anticipation and mystery that has no doubt been building patiently in all our hearts since we heard 90’s classic “Laid” in the […]

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Queenscliff Music Festival announces final artist update!

September 23, 2016

And that’s everyone for the Queenscliff Music Festival! Festival goers can expect loads of laughter, because Denise Scott, Dave O’Neil and Dilruk Jayasinha are some of comedians confirmed. Other highlights of the Queenscliff Music Festival include its popular yoga classes from True Spirit Revival Yoga, as well as family fun with activities like Krazy Koala […]

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Sugar Mountain reveals date for 2017 festival – pencil it in!

September 23, 2016

Melbourne’s leading boutique festival celebrating the latest in music, visual art and new media is back! Sugar Mountain 2017 will be happening on 21st January and we are looking at the most impressive lineup yet. You don’t want to miss this, especially with the promise of world premieres, exclusive collaborations and (best of all) food […]

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The Zac Brown Band confirms Australian headline dates for April 2017

September 23, 2016

It’s been two years since we last saw them, but boy are we glad that the Zac Brown Band will be returning to our shores! Not only are they confirmed as one of the headliners for the 28th Annual Byron Bay Bluesfest next year, but they will be having two special shows in Sydney and Melbourne. With […]

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Darebin Music Feast releases mammoth 20th anniversary program!

September 23, 2016

600+ artists. 40 venues. These are the kinds of numbers getting crunched for this year’s Darebin Music Feast scattered through the northern suburbs of Melbourne. Yes, you read that correctly – over 11 huge days Darebin will be alive and brimming with activity ranging from industry panels, family workshops, live discussions, dance parties, interactive installations and more. […]

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Aussie indie-rock icons George announce one off Adelaide show this December

September 23, 2016

It’s been over a decade since Adelaide hosted a george concert, with the full band reuniting back into the spotlight for a handful of massive one off performances in 2016, marking their 20th anniversary as a band. george first began gaining serious momentum in the early 2000’s with a full-bodied, indie sound that saw the five […]

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State of Affairs: National Live Music Awards, Face the Music, Proudly Pokies Free & more

September 23, 2016

This week in the music industry: the official 2016 board members and venues for the National Live Music Awards were announced,  Face the Music released their second round of speakers and announced their official venue for 2016. The National Live Music Awards This week, the National Live Music Awards announced their official board members for 2016, and confirmed seven venues […]

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BANFF on working with Caitlin Park, new music over the summer and the concept of a debut album!

September 23, 2016

We’ve been loving following BANFF through 2016; going from an emerging talent on the east coast, to successfully showcasing his music overseas at The Great Escape earlier this year too. Back in Brisbane for BIGSOUND this year, the singer-songwriter (Benjamin Forbes) sat down with Larry to chat about his recent collaboration with Caitlin Park (and how BIGSOUND facilitated it), plus […]

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Paul Rudd talks about feeling like Cousin Oliver from the Brady Bunch in Captain America: Civil War

September 23, 2016

To celebrate the home release of Captain America: Civil War earlier this month, we caught up with actor Paul Rudd – who plays Scott Lang/Ant-Man/Giant-Man in the movie – to find his thoughts on the Marvel blockbuster – from his new suit, to joining the (almost) full gang for the first time: Scott Lang was […]

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What made Season Six of The Walking Dead work, and what held it back

September 23, 2016

Say what you want about The Walking Dead, there’s few who could genuinely deny the show its enormous success; the powerhouse series has continued to effectively reinvent itself for the past six years and really justify its impressive numbers. Word has it that the TWD audience grew 27% globally between the fifth and sixth season, […]

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Ghost in the Shell releases a series of bizarre teaser trailers, but is the Reddit fan-made trailer better?

September 23, 2016

The DreamWorks/Paramount Pictures Co-production, Ghost in the Shell, starring Scarlett Johansson, has offered up a series of new 10-15 second trailers. While intriguing, these five separate short snippets are extremely difficult to digest. Hollywood’s live action remake of the popular Japanese manga series Ghost in the Shell follows Major (Scarlett Johansson), a cyborg police woman […]

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Hidden Figures biopic to tell the unsung story of the African American women behind NASA’s space mission

September 23, 2016

Janelle Monae, Octavia Spencer and Taraji P. Henson bring to life the largely unknown story of three African American women who made a significant contribution to NASA in the 1960s. The landmark film Hidden Figures has released its first trailer, which finally gives screen-time to the women who provided the raw computing skills and mathematics […]

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Ten video games to get excited about in the lead up to Christmas

September 23, 2016

Wondering what titles to put on this years christmas list? Check out The Iris’ guide to exciting games that will be released in the next four months.  Virginia (PC, Xbox One, PS4) Friday, 23 September, 2016 Virginia is a single-player first-person thriller set in a small town. The game takes you along a missing persons investigation […]

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Teaser trailer drops for Ice Cube’s new comedy Fist Fight; also stars Always Sunny‘s Charlie Day

September 23, 2016

Hold on to your textbooks kids, things are about to get serious at school. The teaser trailer for Fist Fight, a new Ice Cube comedy about teachers beating on each other, was released yesterday. Ice Cube and Charlie Day star as teachers who simply don’t get along. On the last day of school, Andy Campbell […]

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Win a DVD copy of the five part Irish serial drama Rebellion

September 23, 2016

Rebellion is a five-part drama that tells the story of the violent birth of modern Ireland, exploring the emergence of a new state during one of the most disruptive and terrifying periods in history. The drama begins with the outbreak of World War One. As expectations of a short and glorious campaign are dashed, extremism […]

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Oscar winning set designer Dan Hennah reflects on Alice Through The Looking Glass and talks Thor Ragnarok

September 23, 2016

Speaking to Dan Hennah, fresh off the set of Thor: Ragnarok at Village Roadshow studios in shiny Brisbane, we get to discuss his life making movie magic. Dan has designed sets for some of the biggest films of all time, Lord of The Rings, The Hobbit, Underworld and The Warriors Way. In fact, he won […]

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Video Games Review: NBA 2K17 (PS4, 2016)

September 23, 2016

Basketball is one of the few American sports I follow zealously. A long-time Celtics fan (you heard me, wannafightaboudit), I find myself with a love-dread relationship with basketball video games. NBA 2K17 comes loaded for bear with an involved My Career mode that gets right to heart of my idiosyncratic relationship to these games. 

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Nick Cave to bring colourful (horse) rumpus to Sydney in his first ever Australian art project

September 23, 2016

Nick Cave is set to disrupt Sydney with an explosion of colour and music, as sixty Dancers and Musicians in thirty life-sized horse-suits bring the city to life. Renowned American Artist Nick Cave will launch his exuberant first Australian project HEARD·SYD in November. The installation will see Sydney-based Dancers and Musicians come together, donning colourful […]

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French artist Aline Brugel on Australia’s First Paste Up Exhibition with Corps in Situ in City

September 23, 2016

One of the many awesome (and historic) things happening as part of Melbourne Fringe at the moment is Australia’s first ever paste up project. What in the heck is a paste-up project? Well, Wikipedia defines it as ‘a method of creating or laying out publication pages that predates the use of the now-standard computerised page […]

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Gelato Messina and Burn City Smokers plan Southern BBQ pop up for Sydney

September 23, 2016

As their awesome Messina Eats series rolls on, dessert lords Gelato Messina have tapped the folk behind Burn City Smokers to fire up for their latest weekend pop-up, bringing a heady mix of ice cream and good ol’ southern BBQ to Rosebery. For previous pop-ups Messina have gone with the likes of

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