Day: 24 October 2016

Album Review: Julia Jacklin – Don’t Let The Kids Win (2016 LP) is a record of immense quality

October 24, 2016

There’s a strange level of joy knowing that an album of such an immense quality as Don’t Let The Kids Win was written and released by an artist that grew up not too far from where I did. Much of where I grew up is quite maligned and often only makes the media headlines for […]

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Descendents announce Australian tour for February 2017

October 24, 2016

Descendents are set to be returning to Australia for the first time since 2012 and this time, they’re bringing Hypercaffium Spazzinate with them! The tour brings the US group back over this way in February next year with the new record, one that has elevated the pop punk legends back into the spotlight. Their first full […]

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Live Review: All Our Exes Live In Texas + Christopher Coleman Collective + Simone and Girlfunkle – Jimmy’s Den, Northbridge (21.10.16)

October 24, 2016

The folk songstress quartet known as All Our Exes Live In Texas welcomed Perth for their latest single “The Devil’s Part” tour, proving they having every ounce of harmonic talent to back up potentially the best band name in history.  Wonderfully accompanied by Tasmanian Christopher Coleman Collective, locals Simone and Girlfunkle, and now infamous Tony […]

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Single of the Day: Fortunes “501s” (2016)

October 24, 2016

Who doesn’t love a bit of good fortune? Good thing we’ve been blessed with Conor McCabe and Barnaby Matthews aka Fortunes then, because the music they’re making together continues to hypnotise and intrigue. Based in Melbourne, the NZ duo have recently shared their new single “501s” – the first single from their new record (coming in 2017). Having signed […]

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Chance The Rapper to play Sydney & Melbourne in January

October 24, 2016

Chance The Rapper will be bringing his Coloring Book to Sydney and Melbourne in January, with Live Nation confirming the Chicago artist’s debut Australian headline dates this morning. Chance is already on festival line ups around the country for summer, including Field Day and Beyond the Valley, but these headline dates aren’t shows to be missed. Chance […]

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Live Review: Dope Lemon + Jesse Davidson – The Gov, Adelaide (22.10.16)

October 24, 2016

Angus Stone‘s latest project Dope Lemon hit The Gov on Saturday night, enveloping a packed-out crowd with laidback psych-folk vibes. The first album, Honey Bones, is the driving force of the tour, with the third single “Coyote” having been released to coincide with the announcement of the national dates. Adelaide local Jesse Davidson was first up, charming the growing crowd […]

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Review: Not only did the Californian festival Desert Trip showcase history, but it created its own too

October 24, 2016

Some of history’s greatest bands took over the Californian desert last weekend. Classic tunes, epic productions and moonlight bliss created something special for the history books. HOW THE FESTIVAL WORKED Six acts: Bob Dylan + The Rolling Stones (Friday), Neil Young + Paul McCartney (Saturday), The Who + Roger Waters (Sunday), played over three days on […]

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Review: Lisa Mitchell wraps up a weekend of sold out shows in Sydney with support from BUOY

October 24, 2016

It was early on Sunday evening when I arrived at the Newtown Social Club; former Lisa Mitchell touring member Charmian Kingston – now performing under the moniker BUOY – had just kicked off her set, playing solo on the keys, with some pre-recorded samples. Her beautiful vocals were the most striking element of her performance, sometimes adding a […]

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Detroit rapper-producer Black Milk talks artistic growth ahead of his Australian and New Zealand tour

October 24, 2016

There are very few artists in hip hop these days who are balanced when it comes to both emceeing and producing, with many who try often excelling at one while falling behind in the other. Detroit’s Black Milk is one of these few, and while he has always been a stronger producer, previous projects have […]

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Tim Hart of Boy & Bear talks regional touring and brewing beer with Akasha

October 24, 2016

With extensive touring just a regular item on Boy & Bear‘s calendar, we spoke to drummer/vocalist Tim Hart while in the United States about the regional dates they’ll be hitting through November, and their time spent creating their own beer with NSW brewers Akasha. How has the U.S been? It’s been great. It’s been pretty weird […]

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Video Games Review: Dragon Quest Builders (PS4, 2016)

October 24, 2016

Dragon Quest is one of the most venerable franchises in the history of video game role players. In its homeland of Japan, the series has spent its lifetime frequently and handily beating the sales all other comers, even genre titans like Final Fantasy, but in recent years has seen a bit of a drop off as […]

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 7 Episode 1 “The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be”

October 24, 2016

Before Season 7 of The Walking Dead premiered with the harrowing “The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be” (the line Jenner said to Rick in Season 1 after he let the group leave the CDC) Chris Hardwick hosted a special preview edition of The Talking Dead. He closed with something along the lines of […]

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Nominees for the 10th Asia Pacific Screen Awards Announced

October 24, 2016

Nominees have been announced for the 10th Asian Pacific Screen Awards to be held in Brisbane in November.

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Finalists announced for ACMI’s most competitive Screen It competition yet

October 24, 2016

Finalists have been announced for ACMI’s most competitive Screen It Competition to date. The 2016 moving image competition received a record-breaking 587 entries for this year’s theme ‘Mystery’, from 2,521 budding filmmaker, animators, and game designers across Australia.

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Village Cinemas to host exclusive screening of Usain Bolt Documentary I am Bolt

October 24, 2016

Village Cinemas has announced an exclusive premiere screening of the documentary, I am Bolt, which follows the life of global Olympic icon Usain Bolt.

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A second gameplay trailer has dropped for Skyrim’s Special Edition

October 24, 2016

Bethesda Studios has released a second gameplay trailer for the visually stunning Skyrim Special Edition, which promises remastered art and effects, volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections, and improved snow shaders and water shaders.

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The UTS’ first of its kind scholarship for new postgraduate degree a Master of Animation and Visualisation

October 24, 2016

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has announced a first of its kind scholarship for entry into its brand new one-year postgraduate degree, Master of Animation and Visualisation.

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Donald Glover to portray young Lando Calrissian in Han Solo Star Wars film

October 24, 2016

Community and Atlanta Actor, and Grammy Nominated Rapper Donald Glover (a.k.a disc jockey Childish Gambino) has been cast as Lando Calrissian in the yet-to-be titled Han Solo Star Wars film. Donald Glover will share the set with Alden Ehrenreich, who will play the iconic Solo, LucasFilm has announced. Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller […]

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Video Games Review: Paper Mario: Colour Splash (Wii U, 2016)

October 24, 2016

Nintendo’s flagship character has always enjoyed a tighter focus when it comes to his many, many spin-offs. You can always be sure that a Mario game (or any related title) will be held to a particularly high standard by the business, Nintendo and its developers being very careful to control the quality for their primary […]

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Film Review: Masterminds (M15+) (USA, 2016) never hits its target sucessfully

October 24, 2016

When “based on a true story” flashes across the screen in the beginning moments of Masterminds, you can’t help but think that it’s trying to squeeze an easy laugh out of its audience. Somehow, whether you believe it or not, Jared Hess’s comedy adopts its premise from an actual robbery that took place in the […]

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Our favourite new and upcoming horror games of October and beyond

October 24, 2016

Halloween is right around the corner, so it’s time turn off the lights and scare yourself silly with The Iris’ list of new and upcoming horror games.

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Interview: Adele Perovic talks series two of ABC TV’s The Code, amazing normality and what makes her tick

October 24, 2016

Aussie actress Adele Perovic stars in the political thriller series from ABC, The Code and since showing her true acting grit in the first series, returns for a second. Perovic began first took acting classes at the age of five, before studying drama during high school and majoring in Theatre Arts at University in Toowoomba, […]

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TV Review: Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2, Episode 3 “Last Call” (USA, 2016) reunites the holy trinity

October 24, 2016

Ash is an idiot. Not only did he lose his Delta to a bunch of teens he pissed off in last weeks episode, but it also had the Necronomicon in the back seat. But one amazing thing comes out of all of this: Last Call reunites Bruce Campbell and Ted Raimi (brother of Sam, and third […]

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Fairy floss, figs, and rocky roads feature on the new cocktail list for Grain Bar (Sydney)

October 24, 2016

Fresh from being named Hotel Bar of the Year by Australian Bartender Magazine, Four Seasons Sydney’s Grain Bar has been pushing into the spring/summer season with a bit of a playful revamp to their colourful list of cocktails, making use of seasonal fruits and blooms to bring extra flavour to their craft liqueurs, premium spirits, […]

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Bar H team opens Banksii, a vermouth focused bar and bistro at Barangaroo (Sydney)

October 24, 2016

Botanicals in wines, botanicals in food, botanicals in cocktails – that’s just some of what you can expect from Banksii, Barangaroo’s newest resident from award-winning duo-sommelier duo Hamish Ingham and Rebecca Lines, best known as the masterminds behind treasured inner-city restaurant Bar H. Now open for lunch and dinner every day of the week, the […]

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Merivale open dual venue Fred’s and Charlie Parker’s in Paddington (Sydney)

October 24, 2016

It has been a year of tremendous growth for Merivale and as we enter the final few months of 2016, Justin Hemmes’ hospitality empire is pulling some final tricks out of the sleeve. A stellar team of Merivale key players – Head chef Danielle Alvarez and cocktail duo Sam Egerton and Toby Marshall – are […]

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