Day: 14 October 2016

Josh Carter of Phantogram talks Three, constantly creating music & a love for tour life

October 14, 2016

Josh Carter¬†of¬†Phantogram is preparing for the duo’s round of tour dates through America with their new album¬†Three. Having been dominating stages with¬†Sarah Barthel since 2009 as Phantogram and certainly over the last few years alongside¬†Big Boi as the collaborative¬†BIG GRAMS, Carter is in a unique position of not only being a music fan living the […]

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Album News Weekly: 14th October 2016.

October 14, 2016

This Week in Album News… we’ve got a bit o’ country, a bit of soul; Client Liaison drop¬†Diplomatic Immunity¬†on us, while The Molochs unveil¬†America’s Velvet Glory. FREYA JOSEPHINE HOLLICK Hollick’s new album¬†The Unceremonious Junking of Me¬†is out on November 11th through Heart of the Rat Records; made over three sessions at the Main Bar in […]

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Win one of FIVE double passes to The Jurassic Lounge in Sydney!

October 14, 2016

The Australian Museum is hosting one hell of a Halloween party this October 29th, with The Jurassic Lounge turning up and turning out for the event. Previous Jurassic Lounge events have sold out ridiculously quick and we don’t want you to miss out, so we’re giving away¬†FIVE¬†double passes! Dress up and get in on what’s […]

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Why Austin City Limits is one of the greatest festivals in the world (and 3 artists I discovered while I was there)

October 14, 2016

Music has always served as one of the most important things in my life. It is an escape, a way to deal with your problems and serve as a reminder someone else understands. Live music brings that feeling to a level 10. Concerts and music festivals are spiritual experiences for me. It‚Äôs my favorite kind […]

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Single of the Day: POPPONGENE “Belgravey” (2016)

October 14, 2016

Melbourne-based muso¬†Sophie Treloar¬†has been crafting some gorgeous music as¬†POPPONGENE¬†recently, the latest being her single “Belgravey”. There’s a warmth about the single that hints at those moments of solace and cotentment that come from being able to steal away on your own, escaping to your own little slice of heaven/zen. For Treloar, it’s seeming like Belgrave […]

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Friday Fresh Five #003 – Tracy Chen, Good Counsel, 100%…

October 14, 2016

This week, we’ve got some sounds outta Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane by musicians who couldn’t be further from each other in terms of style and musical output. Get around the likes of¬†100%,¬†Good Counsel,¬†Tracy Chen and¬†soayla before ducking over to Sweden for some unabashed pop fury courtesy of¬†FELIN. GOOD COUNSEL (Sydney) An injection of earnest indie […]

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Music Video of the Day: KINGSWOOD “Creepin'” (2016)

October 14, 2016

Kingswood have officially marked their return with a brand new, leather jacket-clad, smoky single in “Creepin’” and the music video is pretty damn good too. With the band doing their thing in a ballet studio, as ballerinas perform choreography in homage to¬†Swan Lake, the themes are fairly obvious. Indulging in the dark side, giving in […]

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Middle Kids, PINES and Kuńćka join The Drums, SOHN & more on latest SXSW reveal!

October 14, 2016

SXSW Music¬†has continued to deliver the goods for 2017 with their latest artist announcement. Continuing to focus on the unearthing of some of the music world’s soon-to-be breakout names, this latest artist reveal shows that SXSW has once again stepped up in its curation of a line up that encourages artists from many different areas […]

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Deep Sea Arcade releases new single and announce tour dates for December!

October 14, 2016

Deep Sea Arcade¬†have dropped a¬†brand new single “Learning To Fly” today, giving fans a little insight into what they’ve been working on during their time out of the main spotlight. It‚Äôs been three long years since we‚Äôve heard new tracks from the band, and we are loving this new slice of music from ’em. And […]

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Jack River announces headline tour dates for December!

October 14, 2016

Celebrating her debut EP with her very first headline tour, Jack River will be hitting town just in case you missed her at this year‚Äôs I OH YOU BIGSOUND¬† after party. With a cinematic and dreamy sound with her breathy vocals, Jack River is certainly one to keep your eye on in the indie circuit. […]

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5 things we learned about Doctor Strange from the 15 Minute IMAX Sneak Preview

October 14, 2016

On Tuesday 11 October some savvy Marvel fans (and us media plebs) were able to attend an exclusive 15 minute sneak preview of Marvel’s upcoming film Doctor Strange. Initial teasers and trailers have already given us some pretty trippy Inception-like visual effects but if you’re itching to get an insight into what else you can […]

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Jewish International Film Festival Review: The Last Laugh (USA, 2016)

October 14, 2016

Everybody has their own line with respect to what they consider funny versus what is taboo. For some people there is no topic or thing that is off limits while others believe that some subjects ‚Äď irrespective of the quality of the joke ‚Äďare in poor taste. The Last Laugh is a documentary that examines […]

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Video Games Review: Gears of War 4 (Xbox One, 2016)

October 14, 2016

I wasn’t really expecting to like¬†Gears of War 4 as much as I did. The¬†Gears series is frequently everything that bores me in modern action games — template-like, gravel-voiced roid bros charging headfirst into military fist-bumps excessive chainsaw-related gore. The series also found its formula from the jump and didn’t deviate far from it over […]

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Screenwriter Craig Pearce wins 2016 Australian Writers’ Guild Lifetime Achievement Award

October 14, 2016

Australian Screenwriter Craig Pearce is taking home an¬†Australian Writers‚Äô Guild¬†Lifetime Achievement Award today, in recognition of his thirty-year contribution to the Australian screen Industry. Known for his contribution to some of Australia‚Äôs most Iconic films, The writer has worked extensively with Australian director Baz Luhrmann. Pearce has worked on BAFTA Award winning screenplay Romeo + […]

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Dark Souls III PVP video showcases battle in upcoming Ashes of Ariandel DLC

October 14, 2016

Bandai Namco Entertainment has released a new PVP video in the lead up to Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel, the first downloadable DLC that drops later this month. The video shows gameplay of fierce battle in the player-versus-player dedicated arena. Ashes of Ariandel is the first of two planned downloadable add-ons for Dark Souls […]

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Parrot is taking drone flight to the next level with VR for Bebop; here’s the Aussie Price guide and release date

October 14, 2016

Parrot is making drone flying immersive with their new FPV pack for Bebop 2 leisure drones. The Parrot Cockpitglasses use your IOS or Android smartphone to turn you into a pilot, getting a first-hand view of the action. The FPV headplay works through your smartphone by livestreaming air-born footage captured through Bebop 2‚Äôs full HD […]

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This War of Mine: The Little Ones in-app expansion available for iTunes and Google Play

October 14, 2016

Good news for those struggling with their journey on public transport, following the release of The Little Ones expansion on PC and Consoles earlier this year, 11 Bit Studios have finally released their biggest in-app DLC via itunes and Google Play. The game, which provided an entirely new playable experience of war, has once again […]

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Resident Evil 7 Biohazard releases free KITCHEN VR demo

October 14, 2016

Be prepared for a fright, Resident Evil 7 biohazard has released a free demo in an unsettling kitchen setting. The popular horror series gives players the chance to experience a first-person perspective of the Resident Evil series for the first time, with the release of the demo ‚ÄėKITCHEN‚Äô. The bite-sized teaser has been made available […]

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Kylie Minogue and Guy Pearce reunite for production of the star-studded Gold Coast film Flammable Children

October 14, 2016

Neighbours co-stars Guy Pearce and Kylie Minogue, along with The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert crew, Aussie Director and Writer Stephan Elliot, and Producer Al Clark, reunite on set for the production of A-list Gold Coast film,¬†Flammable Children, Becker Film Group has announced. Flammable Children is set in the 1970‚Äôs in a typical […]

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The second Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer has landed. And it is incredible.

October 14, 2016

Just over two months¬†prior to its release, LucasFilm and Disney have revealed the second, and presumably final, trailer for the highly anticipated Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Rogue One is the first standalone film in the Star Wars franchise. The film stars Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything, The Amazing Spider-Man), Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal, […]

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Blu-Ray Review: Vikings Season 4, Part 1 crams in a pile of features along its 10 episodes

October 14, 2016

When Viking king Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) told his young sons as they sailed away from Kattegat: ‚ÄúDon’t waste your time looking back, you’re not going that way,‚ÄĚ Michael Hirst, creator and writer of Vikings was reminding viewers that this is a show constantly moving forward. As Hirst reiterates during the extras of the Season […]

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Win a brand new TCL 50‚ÄĚ Smart UHD TV to make sure you don’t miss a moment of the Melbourne Cup Carnival

October 14, 2016

We at The Iris and The AU Review are excited to be teaming up with TCL, who are entering their 12th consecutive year as a partner of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. As the official television supplier of the carnival, they want to give you the chance to experience the Cup on one of their state […]

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Travel Diary: Perth rock group Rag n Bone take us to Singapore for Music Matters

October 14, 2016

Up-and-coming Perth group Rag n’ Bone – who this week were nominated for both West Australian Music Awards and the National Live Music Awards – recently embarked on a tour that took them to Singapore for the annual conference and festival Music Matters, before heading to China for the Concrete and Grass Festival and a […]

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Hotel Review: Sheraton on the Park (Sydney, NSW) is a genuine five-star experience

October 14, 2016

As far as the world’s most recognisable hotel brands go, Sheraton is up there as one of the best balanced in almost all facets of luxury accommodation. It’s high end but accessible, elegant but modern, sophisticated but grounded in a way that’s adaptable for all types of guests; for a hotel with roots dating back […]

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Qantas re-introduces direct daily flights between Sydney and Beijing

October 14, 2016

Seven years after they culled the service, Australian carrier Qantas will be reintroducing direct daily flights between Sydney and Beijing, in addition to its current daily services to Shanghai and 28 weekly services to Hong Kong. The services will commence on 25th January 2017. This new service which see an additional 3,300 weekly seats on […]

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The Grounds of Alexandria to build dessert oasis cafe for Sculpture by the Sea (Sydney)

October 14, 2016

It’s about that time again when one of Australia’s most attractive and unique outdoor art exhibitions, Sculpture by the Sea, comes around. Each year a huge range of public artworks are commissioned and displayed along the iconic coastal walk between Bondi and Bronte beaches, making for very memorable sight anchored by the activity in central […]

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