Day: 15 November 2016

‘Uncorking the Bottle’: Writing, producing & mixing in Bad Pony’s Sydney home studio

November 15, 2016

We got to know Sydney band Bad Pony a little better when out in Singapore this year for Music Matters – with their latest single “Bottles” setting them up for a round of tour dates through November (wrapping up this weekend), there were some exciting times still ahead for the band when we last saw them. As […]

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Music Video of the Day: STORK “No Waves No Babes” (2016)

November 15, 2016

Introducing STORK: a humble surf-rock outfit from Adelaide who appreciate the simple pleasures in life- waves and babes. Inspired by those two precious things, this frantic mob have rolled around the beach and promoted a whole lotta West End to bring you their first ever video clip that the boys think is so good, it’ll snag […]

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Single of the Day: Oliver Tank “Swerve” (2016)

November 15, 2016

Oh, Oliver Tank – how we have missed you. The Sydney producer and muso is back with “Swerve”; a melodic and stirring new release Tank made to encourage parting with doubt and finding confidence in what you’re doing. Admitting its personal nature, Tank has commented on his own struggles over the past few years. “I’ve doubted […]

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Midas.Gold announces Australian headline tour dates for February

November 15, 2016

Emerging Australian hip-hop talent Midas.Gold is set to tour his new music in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne early 2017. Recently gaining fans across the nation with his unique sound that brings a fresh and exciting new element to the Aussie hip-hop scene. The Brisbane born artist dropped his debut EP, For What It’s Worth last […]

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Boyce Avenue (US) chat tours, covers and doing it independently

November 15, 2016

It’s predicted that next year, Boyce Avenue will hit ten million YouTube subscribers and over three billion video views. They’ll also play Royal Albert Hall in London. Not bad for three brothers who started with nothing but some instruments, a YouTube channel and a dream. Well, there’s also the matter of them being extraordinarily talented… So […]

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Australian Box Office Report: Doctor Strange tops box office again for the third week in a row

November 15, 2016

Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange topped the box office ladder again this week, making it the third time in a row it’s been at the no. 1 spot.  Although faced with tough competition from two Amy Adams films, both debuting in the top five, the Marvel film still generated $2.57 million in ticket sales this week. The most successful of Adams’ new […]

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From the Shadow into the Spotlight: Ricky Whittle opens up about one of 2017’s most hyped shows, American Gods

November 15, 2016

When Neil Gaiman‘s popular fantasy novel American Gods was announced to be coming to television, it was met with the kind of reception you’d expect when it comes to a beloved literary work: much excitement and bated breath. We all know what it can be like to have our favourite source materials screwed with when it comes to big […]

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TV Review: Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2, Episode 7 “Delusion” (USA, 2016)

November 15, 2016

I remember writing a review for a season one episode of Ash vs Evil Dead that started with “well that was different”. The final verdict was that it was the first mediocre episode of the series. Delusion also goes through a vicissitude, breaking the norm and presenting something totally different to what we have expected. Only this […]

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TV Review: Ash vs Evil Dead Season 2, Episode 6 “Trapped Inside” (USA, 2016)

November 15, 2016

With Baal now risen and and Pablo apparently holding the key to stopping him, Ash vs Evil Dead is getting pretty tense. And Trapped Inside is an action packed episode filled with a tonne of violence and homages that will please Evil Dead fans. The crew head back to Ash’s place again to make good […]

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Film Review: War On Everyone (UK, 2016) shines a hilarious light on the worst of humanity

November 15, 2016

Pausing from his planned trilogy of films with Brendan Gleeson – which has already seen the release of the brilliant The Guard (2011) and Calvary (2014) – English/Irish director John Michael McDonagh makes his debut outside of Ireland with the incredibly black comedy War on Everyone, starring Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Peña – who are […]

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 7 Episode 4 “Service” is a highlight of the season

November 15, 2016

After a couple self contained episodes that explored characters that are no longer with the group in Alexandria, we’re back home and the all of the tension and palpable hatred has come flooding back. Negan has come to collect his first batch of goods and Service, despite a very rudimentary premise (Negan and his crew taking their […]

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Ghost in the Shell trailer launches with massive celebration in Tokyo

November 15, 2016

To celebrate the upcoming live action Ghost in the Shell adaptation, stars Scarlett Johansson, “Beat” Takeshi Kitano, and director Rupert Sanders joined fans in Tokyo on Sunday for the film’s global launch party. The celebrations, which were held at Tabloid, kicked off with Taiko drummers, including the legendary anime film composer Kenji Kawai. Attendees were given an exclusive behind-the-scenes look […]

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The Iris’ Weekly Australian TV Picks: 15 – 21 November

November 15, 2016

From Egyptian tombs to Wizards and Cowboys, here are this week’s picks for Free-To-Air TV and Foxtel: Tuesday, 15th November Hap and Leonard, Showcase, 8:30pm AEST Hap and Leonard try to survive and on a search for money, Hap discovers something life changing. Wednesday, 16th November  Tutankhamun, SBS, 8:30pm AEST Carter discovers the tomb but […]

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Hotel Review: Fraser Place Melbourne (Melbourne, VIC)

November 15, 2016

Serviced apartments are absolutely my kind of hotel room. They not as crazy fancy as some higher-priced hotel rooms, they provide more storage and in-room amenities than a traditional hotel room, they’re designed for longer stays so things are usually a great deal more comfortable, but there’s still room service and they make you breakfast […]

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Linden Furnell (RENT, Violet, Kinky Boots) awarded the 2016 Rob Guest Endowment Award!

November 15, 2016

The very talented Linden Furnell (RENT, Violet, Kinky Boots) has been presented with the 2016 Rob Guest Endowment Award at the end of another fabulous Gala Concert full of the young talents of the musical theatre industry! The Rob Guest Endowment Award Gala Concert itself is always a wonderful night, spectacular for the six finalists who have the […]

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The Book of Mormon’s Melbourne season is extended; new seats now available

November 15, 2016

Following years of anticipation, and huge ticket sales, The Book of Mormon’s Melbourne season has been extended through to 30th April 2017 at the Princess Theatre, with new seats on sale now. The acclaimed musical – which has won Grammys, Oliviers and Tonys since its debut in 2011 – has already broken the house record […]

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Melbourne’s getting a three day traveling champagne and chocolate festival

November 15, 2016

Leading boutique Champagne brands will be showcased at a forthcoming traveling wine festival, planned by Wine Republic in partnership with KoKo Black to leap from suburb to suburb in Melbourne, across three days. The free-entry series of events promise to showcase hard-to-find bubbles that have been carefully selected from some of the best boutique, small-production […]

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33rd annual Glebe Street Fair announces program for this weekend (Sydney)

November 15, 2016

Glebe Street Fair will return for it’s 33rd year this weekend, filling one of Sydney’s best known stretches with a celebration of local community and culture. Set for Sunday 20th November, the country’s longest street fair will present a program of live performances, market stalls, talks, contests, workshops and music to a great number of […]

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Danks Street Produce Merchants is Waterloo’s permanent European-style indoor market (Sydney)

November 15, 2016

The family behind Mosman’s famed Fourth Village Providore have now spread the love to the inner-west with Danks Street Produce Merchants. Opened just a few weeks ago, the permanent new venue is fashioned as a European-style market looking to fuel the hungry and produce-focused cooks of the surrounding suburbs. While the number of stalls are […]

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On the Shelf: Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur

November 15, 2016

The world’s first blood orange liqueur, Solerno, has been around for years though the essential cocktail ingredient has recently seen a resurgence in populaity thanks to a new range of cocktails and a new signature serve called The Solerno Serata. The liqueur, which is the brainchild of Hendrick’s Master Distiller Lesley Gracie, launched in Australia […]

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