Day: 1 November 2016

Alter Bridge touring through NZ & Australia in April

November 1, 2016

Florida’s Alter Bridge are set to return to both Australia and New Zealand in April with their latest album The Last Hero! The album, released only in October, has already landed impressively with Australian fans, charting at #6 on the ARIA Albums Chart and continuing to show itself as one of the band’s best year. The band’s […]

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Music Video of the Day: Amelia Arsenic “Carbon Black” (2016)

November 1, 2016

Full disclosure: after watching this music video on YouTube, I then spent a good amount of time watching make up tutorials trying to see how Amelia Arsenic perfects her looks. If you’re not familiar with the name, Amelia is a Sydney musician and fashion designer who has been dabbling in music, design and art for a few […]

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Pre-sale session for Diplo’s 2017 Australian/NZ tour dates kicking off this Friday

November 1, 2016

March sees Diplo return to Australia and New Zealand for some headline shows that, no doubt, will have the producer selling out quickly. From Auckland’s Logan Campbell Centre through to the tour’s final show at Melbourne’s Festival Hall, Diplo’s brand new live show will be his biggest in both countries to date. A pre-sale session is kicking off […]

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“I’ll find my way…” – Brendan Maclean on worrying less and learning to enjoy the ride

November 1, 2016

Brendan Maclean is many things – he’s a musician, songwriter, actor, ukulele maestro and, if you get him on the dance-floor, you’re bound to have some serious shapes thrown your way (Looking at you, Adelaide Fringe Festival Artist Bar). I first got to know more about Maclean was back in 2012 – he was stuck in an […]

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Fanny Lumsden on this year’s Country Halls Tour, her ARIA nomination & the importance of regional touring

November 1, 2016

It’s fair to say that with her debut album Small Town Big Shot, Sydney’s Fanny Lumsden has been thrown well and truly into the spotlight; while she’s had a great reputation as a live performer and musician established for some time now, the album has brought Lumsden much acclaim and most recently, an ARIA Award nomination for […]

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Busby Marou on their 2016 Deni Ute Muster debut & new music in the pipeline

November 1, 2016

While up at the 2016 Deni Ute Muster, Mallory sat down with Tom Busby and Jeremy Marou, also known as Busby Marou to talk babies, parties and celebrities.

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A new web series looks at the strange and supernatural terrors lurking in the suburbs of Sydney

November 1, 2016

Girt by Fear, a six-part web series about “the strange and supernatural terrors lurking in the suburbs of Sydney”, launched online yesterday, just in time for Halloween. The horror-comedy series follows a group of twenty-somethings as they make their way to a Halloween party. Each episode plays on a different horror trope or references classic films, as our protagonists […]

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Exhibition on Screen to brings the world’s most famous art galleries to Australian cinemas

November 1, 2016

Exhibition on Screen is set to capture art exhibitions from galleries around the world and bring them to Australian cinemas, in four brand new films launching from next month. Produced by award-winning director, Phil Grabsky, the upcoming season of Exhibition on Screen follows the success of previous titles Vincent Van Gogh, The Impressionists, Girl With […]

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 7 Episode 2 “The Well” is a sharp contrast to last week’s nauseating premiere

November 1, 2016

“I found a way to deal with the bad by going a little bit overboard with the good”, explained affable new character King Ezekiel (portrayed brilliantly by Khary Payton) as he gave Carol an eye-widening, grounded explanation of false-hope and the necessity of leadership. That quote from this week’s “The Well” accurately captures what The […]

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The Iris’ Weekly Australian TV Picks: 1 – 7 November

November 1, 2016

From Zombies to Hobbits, here are this week’s TV picks… Tuesday, 1st November Love, Nina, BBC First, 8:30pm AEST Upon moving to north London, Nina gets a job taking care of a single mother’s children. Wednesday, 2nd November Tutankhamun, SBS, 8:30pm AEST Howard Carter discovers evidence of an undiscovered tomb of a forgotten pharaoh, but […]

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Video Games Review: Titanfall 2 (PS4, 2016)

November 1, 2016

I really loved Titanfall when it released back in 2014. It had so many great ideas and such a fun multiplayer component that I was truly saddened to see the player base erode as quickly as it did. It seems developer Respawn were paying attention because they’ve worked hard to address many of the original game’s […]

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Film Review: American Honey (MA15+) (UK/USA, 2016) is a hypnotic, optimistic and euphoric experience

November 1, 2016

Director Andrea Arnold is probably one of the most distinct British directors working today. Her visual eye, her ability to capture slice-of-life moments in a compellingly cinematic way, and especially her way of extracting fantastic performances out of non-actors. Her films like Fish Tank (2009) and Wuthering Heights (2011) are true examples of such. Her latest […]

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First Impressions: The Crown (US/UK, 2016) is a captivating look behind the royal curtain

November 1, 2016

As the most expensive series ever produced, Netflix was sure to have the formula to successful television down pat. With the long-awaited arrival of new royal drama The Crown, created by Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon), this venture has certainly  paid off and done so in sophisticated style. The Crown follows the journey a young and newly […]

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Aussies Abroad: Perth’s Methyl Ethel to tour Europe and North America in March 2017

November 1, 2016

Perth band Methyl Ethel have had an incredible year, travelling the world multiple times over. From Outside Lands in San Francisco to The Great Escape in Brighton, SXSW in Austin Texas to Primavera in Spain and Roskilde in Denmark to Levitation in Chicago – as well as Laneway and Splendour in the Grass here at […]

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A jam packed 24 hours in Canberra with QT Hotels proves not nearly enough

November 1, 2016

Though they float comfortably in the world of luxury accommodation, “Quirky” is the word often used by QT hotels & Resorts to describe their run of hotels around the county. The greeters are well dressed, often wearing outfits. Songs and voices may greet you in your lift. Every room comes complete with a signature cocktail […]

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QT Gold Coast to host 48 hour immersive art series Hotelling

November 1, 2016

Offbeat, charming and brimming with character are the most apt descriptions when thinking about QT Hotels & Resorts; anyone who has been a guest at one of their properties around the globe would tell you that broad thinking and artful design have come to define the chain, evidenced by Australian iterations like QT Gold Coast, […]

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Ume Burger opens on Barangaroo’s Wulugul Walk (Sydney)

November 1, 2016

If you to too have felt the pains and pangs of arriving to Kerby Craig’s wildly popular burger pop ups, which he began two years ago, only to hear the dreaded phrase “sold out” over and over again then you’d understand how long many have waited for the fine-dining chef to turn to burgers in […]

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Melbourne Good Food Month: hot chicken parties, banquet feasts, and more through November

November 1, 2016

Once again The Age Good Food Month brings the month-long food and drink festival down from Sydney to the world’s most livable city and its surrounds, tasking some of Victoria’s finest with more than 100 events designed to show off the best, most creative sides of the state’s lauded food and beverage scene. From today […]

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Tasting Trek: Uncovering the hidden gems of Glebe (Sydney)

November 1, 2016

Organised by the fine folk at The Sydney Connection, last week’s sold out Glebe Tasting Trek was a unique way to discover new gems in a part of Sydney many think they know well. Asking “how long have you been here?” at an establishment was often met with a reply of “several years”, throwing off […]

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Review: Old City Kitchen and Bar – Newtown (Sydney)

November 1, 2016

Middle East meets Mediterranean at this unassuming spot on a side street in Newtown. Old City Kitchen and Bar is only a couple of paces away from busy King St but it is significantly quieter and more intimate than say, its rockabilly neighbour Miss Peaches, located a mere two doors down. The professional finish of the […]

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