Day: 4 October 2016

Neil Young + Promise of the Real join Bluesfest Byron Bay 2017

October 4, 2016

A huge reveal for Bluesfest Byron Bay this morning with the iconic Neil Young + Promise of the Real set to join the line up next April, playing an epic three hour set out in Byron Bay. Joining an already stacked line up of international players, this addition has made the idea of spending Easter Weekend out at the Tyagarah Tea […]

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Tigertown drop new single and announce national tour this December!

October 4, 2016

December will see Sydney pop foursome Tigertown bring The Papernote Tour across Australia in celebration of their recently released single, ‘Papernote’. Following up from their debut EP Lonely Cities, the Papernote EP is due to be released October 28 and promises a selection of sunshiny, powerhouse tunes. The past twelve months was packed with international touring for […]

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Client Liaison, Holy Holy, NGAIIRE, Gordi & more named in Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition shortlist!

October 4, 2016

The 2016 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition shortlist has today been unveiled, with 90 finalists being selected to proceed forward to the final stage of judging. Three prizes are up for grabs as always: the $50,000 first prize courtesy of APRA and Alberts Music, a $10,000 second prize thanks to AMPAL (Australasian Music Publishers Association) and […]

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Laura Marling’s ‘Reversal of the Muse’ Podcast now features Dolly Parton & Emmylou Harris

October 4, 2016

Laura Marling recently launched a new podcast project back in August named Reversal of the Muse and is definitely a must listen for any fan of Marling’s and indeed, music fans keen to lock into something a little different. The podcast focuses of Marling in conversation with guests (predominantly female, though some male guest are involved) […]

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Single of the Day: Bec Sandridge “High Tide” (2016)

October 4, 2016

And so, our crush on Bec Sandridge continues to strengthen, as her new single “High Tide” makes its rounds. The latest tune from the songstress, who has been recently impressing on stages around the country with Montaigne, comes packed with clever guitar work, not to mention melody and perhaps a softer, hazier side of Sandridge’s musicality […]

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Justin Bieber bringing the Purpose World Tour to Australia & NZ in March!

October 4, 2016

For the first time since 2013, Justin Bieber will be back in Australia and New Zealand, hitting some of his biggest venues yet. Unfortunately for South Australian fans, they’ve gone without on this tour announcement, arriving overnight. Bringing his Purpose World Tour down to us, the countdown posted on the Frontier Touring socials this week indicated to […]

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Animals As Leaders returning to Australia next February & March

October 4, 2016

Animals As Leaders, soon to release new record The Madness of Many, will be back in Australia next February and March! The instrumental heavy rock group will hit venues nationally from February 25th, supported by PLINI and Nick Johnston. The band is currently finishing up a tour of Europe before their return to the States to take their new […]

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Melbourne Music Week unveils full program for 2016, featuring Sebastien Tellier, Shihad, Seekae & more

October 4, 2016

Finally, the 2016 Melbourne Music Week program is here in full for music lovers to sink their teeth into properly, after weeks of drip-fed news tidbits to keep the fires burning. As we knew already, the weeklong music celebration is levelling up for its seventh year; the State Library Victoria has been named as the MMW […]

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Festival Review: Listen Out – Centennial Park, Sydney (01.10.16)

October 4, 2016

Long before the lockout laws, something else was killing the vibe among Sydney’s party scene: competition. One or two day festivals across the country were dropping like flies and it seemed like Fuzzy’s long-running Parklife was about to meet the axe, until the business made the wise decision to go boutique. Downsizing and effectively avoiding […]

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Album Review: Hvmmingbyrd – Know My Name (2016 EP)

October 4, 2016

Irish duo Hvmmingbyrd come to us with their debut EP Know My Name; released in September, the first offering from Deborah Byrne and Suzette Das sees the ladies step out from the alt-folk realm their music once occupied, in favour of some ethereal and distinctly more electronic soundscapes. What results is five tracks of promising material from a duo who, […]

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Jarred & Sam of Bad Pony (Sydney) on touring new music & what’s coming up next!

October 4, 2016

While at Music Matters in Singapore, we had the opportunity to meet some incredible Australian musicians and get to know them a bit better, as they made some invaluable connections and impressions on a market that is in itself, very large and diverse. One of those bands was Bad Pony, a Sydney five-piece who are going to […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children wins for school holidays

October 4, 2016

Seems schoolkids – as well as parents and guardians – are really into the weird and wonderful, with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children topping the box office at $4 million this week.  It beat out The Secret Life of Pets , which took an impressive $3.3 million in its foutta week of release after being at number 1 last week, following […]

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Video Games Review: Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past (3DS, 2016)

October 4, 2016

It took a few years for gamers outside of Japan to finally see the modern remake of Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past, a reverent update of one of the longest, most in-depth, and sadly underrated JRPGs of the 21st century. It was originally released for PlayStation in the year 2000, a huge […]

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ABC fast-tracks second season of the popular You Can’t Ask That to air in 2017

October 4, 2016

Due to outstanding success, ABC has announced that production is currently underway for a follow-up season for the popular series, You Can’t Ask That.  The show, which is one of ABC iview’s most successful series, aims to give an unmediated platform to Australia’s marginalised people by offering genuine insight into their lives. Delivered through broadcast and […]

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The first teaser for the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean shows off a menacing Javier Bardem

October 4, 2016

The teaser for for the fifth Pirates of the Carribbean film has been released and it looks like Jack Sparrow has got himself in a spot of trouble. The short teaser for Dead Men Tell No Tales sees Captain Salaza (Javier Bardem) and his crew wreaking havoc on a ship before telling a young captor (Lewis […]

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A film exploring gay/queer issues in Israel has won the AICE $25,000 prize for best Israeli feature film

October 4, 2016

The AICE Israeli Film Festival has announced the winner of the $25,000 prize for the best Israeli feature film, or documentary. The groundbreaking short, Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?, explores gay/queer issues of identity in the Israeli community. Produced by The Heymann Brothers, Barak and Tomer Heymann, Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? tells the story of Saar, […]

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Video Games Interview: Liam McIntyre talks voicing J.D. Fenix on Gears of War 4 and keeping his role a secret

October 4, 2016

The Iris got a chance to chat with Australian television personality Liam McIntyre (Spartacus, The Flash, The Killing Field) about his upcoming role as J.D. Fenix in the highly anticipated release of Gears of War 4. The game, which launches next week, begins a new chapter in the Gears saga, set some 25 years after the conclusion of Gears of […]

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Film Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (USA, 2016) is enjoyable and visually pleasing but inconsistent

October 4, 2016

Whilst Tim Burton is far from being back to his winning form, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children is at least a step in the right direction for a filmmaker who has always found comfort in showcasing the weird and wonderful. Though the film slightly feels like a fantasy cash-in, much in the way features […]

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The Iris’ Weekly Australian TV Picks: 4 – 10 October

October 4, 2016

Here’s our TV picks for this week with the new hyped up series Westworld gracing our screens. Tuesday, 4th October Wentworth, Showcase, 7:35pm AEST After a riot, Will tempts Doreen into helping him, using Kaiya as leverage. 800 Words, Ch 7, 8:45pm AEST Everyone’s facing a relationship dilemma while George and the family pack off […]

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TV Review: Louis Theroux: A Different Brain (UK, 2016) is an emotionally poignant documentary

October 4, 2016

One of Louis Theroux’s more emotionally poignant documentaries, A Different Brain highlights the incredibly difficult struggles families face when their loved one’s cease to function as they once were. In watching Louis Theroux’s latest documentary to hit the small screen, it becomes quite difficult to not become overly ecstatic with joy. The man is a […]

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Qantas announce major partnership with LA based non-profit Australians in Film

October 4, 2016

Qantas have announced a major partnership which will see the carrier become the official airline partner and sponsor of Australians in Film (AiF), the Los Angeles based non-profit organization that supports and promotes the Australian screen industry in Hollywood. To get the ball rolling, Qantas will be the title sponsor of the fifth annual AiF Awards, […]

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British artist and film-maker Isaac Julien to unveil new exhibition at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery

October 4, 2016

Featuring works filmed inside the Icelandic caves of Europe’s largest glacier, Isaac Julien: Refuge marks Julien’s fifth solo exhibition at Sydney’s Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, and will open on October 21st. Known for his multi-screen installations, Julien is one of Britain’s most influential artists working today, with his cinematic and photographic works combining a rich visual […]

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Oz Asia Festival Review: Sk!n by TerryandtheCuz is an experience unlike any other (The Maj Gallery, Adelaide)

October 4, 2016

Sk!n is an Oz Asia production from Malaysia by TerryandtheCruz raising awareness of the refugee issue. Malaysia is not a signatory to the 1951 UN convention relating to the Status of Refugees, making them vulnerable to abuse. The performance itself involves the audience as part of the show. As we are ushered into the foyer […]

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Review: The tiny details of Boeing Boeing set it ahead of the pack – Pavilion Theatre, Castle Hill (Performances until 15th October 2016)

October 4, 2016

Written by Marc Camoletti and directed by Stephen Snars, Boeing Boeing tells the tale of Bernard (Paul Sztelma), a French architect living in Paris and juggling relationships with three flight attendants. It is the 1960s and Bernard has no shame over his three fiancé’s – in fact, when an old school friend Robert (Robert Snars) […]

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Review: The Best of Adam Sharp by Graeme Simsion is a long, slow-burning novel

October 4, 2016

The Best of Adam Sharp is like Sliding Doors meets High Fidelity. The third novel by author, Graeme Simsion takes a more dramatic and wistful approach to his previous novels, The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect. In Adam Sharp, Simison grapples with the question of “What if?” and produces a well-written dramedy and meditation […]

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93 artists to present their works as part of Carriageworks’ Black Arts Market

October 4, 2016

Taking place over two days this November, The Black Arts Market will celebrate and showcase the creative skills of nearly 100 Aboriginal artists from South East Australia. Organised by Carriageworks and the City of Sydney, this cultural marketplace will be curated by Hetti Perkins and Jonathan Jones. Jones was recently announced as the first Indigenous […]

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Pinot Palooza is bringing the goods to Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane this month

October 4, 2016

After successful runs in Adelaide and Perth in August, i>Pinot Palooza will be dropping by Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane this month for the country’s largest annual Pinot Noir and music festival. Bottle Shop Concepts have had Pinot Palooza as a star event on their portfolio for five years now, sitting with events like Game of […]

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Lotus brings dumplings and modern Chinese to Barangaroo (Sydney)

October 4, 2016

After a successful expansion to The Galeries last year Lotus have now opened up their third Sydney venue, as Barangaroo’s obligatory dumpling and modern Chinese restaurant, a massive 160-seater designed by the ever-reliable DS17. Bringing over their excellent menu and adding a few new additions (expect more seafood) to help settle into the new waterfront […]

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Review: The Crux & Co. – CBD (Melbourne)

October 4, 2016

Setting up a brand new café directly opposite The Kettle Black, – one of Melbourne’s most popular gourmet cafés – is a bold move, but that’s exactly what Kevin Li (Lights in the Attic, 3Lives) did with his newest project The Crux & Co. Located on the ground floor of The Emerald Apartment on Albert […]

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