Day: 22 November 2016

Learning more about Sorry, the debut solo album from Scott Darlow!

November 22, 2016

Scott Darlow may be a new name to you and for others but he’s been kicking around this music game and as an Indigenous activist for 10 years now. In his debut solo album Sorry, Darlow has become introduced to a larger amount of music listeners who are no doubt just getting to know more about the work […]

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Sydney trio Glades run us through This Is What It’s Like ahead of December tour!

November 22, 2016

Sydney group Glades has been working their way up Spotify charts and into the hearts of both radio lovers through this year, with singles “Speechless” and “Drive” raking in some huge numbers online. The indie trio are soon to be on the road with their debut EP This Is What It’s Like – a quick east coast tour taking […]

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Review: Birds of Tokyo bring fiery new sound back to Adelaide’s Thebarton Theatre

November 22, 2016

The first time I remember seeing Birds of Tokyo headline a show in Adelaide was back in…2011, I want to say. Ian Berney hadn’t been in the band long and their self-titled, third album was celebrating Platinum status. Since then, my relationship with the band and their music has come and gone in waves. The band I first remember […]

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Album Review: A.B ORIGINAL – Reclaim Australia (2016 LP)

November 22, 2016

Back in September, I sat opposite Briggs and Trials in Brisbane as they told me about Reclaim Australia, the debut album by their collaborative project A.B Original, and how it stood to shake up not only the Australian music industry, but our social community as a whole. Generally, you learn to take such grandiose claims […]

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Matt & Alex commencing final days at triple j with five-date rave tour

November 22, 2016

Yesterday, Matt Okine and Alex Dyson announced that their time as hosts of triple j’s breakfast show would be coming to an end this December; for Dyson, the end of a 10 year-long career at the broadcaster. Okine of course, came on board in 2014 to replace former host Tom Ballard. For both, it’s been years of early mornings, memorable […]

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Single of the Day: Holy Holy “Elevator” (2016)

November 22, 2016

“Elevator”, along with “Darwinism” (which was released earlier this year), are the two official singles from indie-rock duo Holy Holy‘s upcoming second album, Paint, due for release February 24th 2017. “Elevator” is a classic upbeat burner that features swells of guitars and Timothy Carroll’s beautifully rich vocals. “You were a heart-breaker, I couldda told you that,” repeats […]

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Telltale’s The Walking Dead: Season Three starts next month

November 22, 2016

Telltale Games have announced that the third season of their acclaimed episodic adventure series based on The Walking Dead, entitled The New Frontier, will kick off on December 20.

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Blizzard redesigns Symmetra, will become first Overwatch hero with two ultimates

November 22, 2016

Up until now, it’s been understood that heroes in Overwatch were only capable of deploying a single ultimate ability. This all changed this morning when Blizzard released their new Developer Update, confirming that the character is about to undergo a substantial redesign.

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Australian Box Office Report: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them slays at the box office this week

November 22, 2016

It appears the Wizarding World beats the Marvel Universe, at the box office this week anyway.  Well and truly knocking last week’s no. 1 film, Doctor Strange, out of its top spot, is this week’s absolute cracker of a film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.  It has done so well that it accounted for at least two […]

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Netflix’s Obama biopic Barry to see an Aussie newcomer in the lead role

November 22, 2016

President Obama’s time in the White House is almost at an end, so in honour of the 44th president, Netflix are debuting a new film entitled Barry, focusing on the man himself. Appearing at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival to critical-acclaim, Barry is a nuanced, artistic exploration of a pivotal year in the life of a […]

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Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio to screen at selected Australian cinemas on Boxing Day

November 22, 2016

BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) and Sharmill Films have announced that there will be special Boxing Day screenings of this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special: The Return of Doctor Mysterio, at cinemas around Australia. The special will see the Doctor team up with a Batman/Superman-esque comic-book superhero in New York. The cinema event will […]

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The new Cars 3 trailer is out and it sure looks grim

November 22, 2016

Though it is arguably the least respected franchise of the venerable Pixar stable, the Cars series has no doubt flourished at the box office. It’s no surprise then that it is now the second franchise to get a trilogy (behind Toy Story,) and today we get a brief look at the 2017 release thanks to […]

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The Iris’ Weekly Australian TV Picks: 22-28 November

November 22, 2016

From Wizards to Superheroes and Robots in the West, here are this week’s TV picks on Foxtel and Free-to-Air… Tuesday,  22nd November Kevin Can Wait, Ch 9, 8:00pm AEST A police officer retires and plans to spend time with his family, but soon finds out that’s his greatest challenge. Supergirl, Fox8, 8:45pm AEST Supergirl is […]

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TV Review: The Walking Dead Season 7 Episode 5 “Go Getters” sees a lack of any real tension

November 22, 2016

If last week’s “Service” showed me anything it was that the very excellent Jeffrey Dean Morgan is turning in an uncharacteristically dull performance as Negan. There’s something about having pretty much the same cadence for every single darkly jolly line that starts to get dull after awhile, so it was nice to leave him behind […]

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Video Games Review: Dishonored 2 (PS4, 2016)

November 22, 2016

I was in the minority when the original Dishonored came out back in 2012. When it seemed like the entire world was throwing roses at the game’s feet, I found it to be a competent if uninspired homage to the Thief series with a few superpowers thrown in. Dishonored 2 is certainly a better game than its predecessor in many ways, […]

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Win a double pass to see Keeping Up With The Joneses at Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas in Sydney

November 22, 2016

There a few signs which signal summer is truly here – longer days, warmer weather and the return of Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas. The University of Sydney Union is thrilled to be host again this year for the quintessential summer event returning to Cadigal Green at University of Sydney, bringing new releases and cult […]

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Win a copy of The Secret Life of Pets on DVD

November 22, 2016

The Secret Life of Pets is a comedy about the lives that pets lead after their human companions leave for school or work each day. The animation follows Max (Louis C.K.) a rescue dog who’s convinced that he’s the centre of owner Katie’s (Ellie Kemper) universe, finds his ideal relationship shattered when she brings home […]

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Win a copy of Jason Bourne on DVD

November 22, 2016

Mat Damon (The Martan, Greenzone) returns to his most iconic role after a nine year hiatus in Jason Bourne, the next chapter in the explosive Bourne franchise, available to own on 4K ULTRA HDTM, Blu-ray, DVD & Digital from November 23, 2016. This high octane, edge of your seat, espionage thriller features an all-star cast […]

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Exclusive: Catherine Alcorn shares her travel diary of some of America’s most famous music sites

November 22, 2016

Ahead of her new show Cathartic, Award-winning cabaret artist Catherine Alcorn toured around the US visiting some of the country’s most famous music sites. During the tour Catherine kept a travel diary so she could share the experience exclusively with the AU. Read about all of her exciting adventures below! Carthartic will be a one night only performance Wednesday […]

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Think Inc. unveil their 2017 line-up of big thinkers and offer fans an annual pass

November 22, 2016

If you’ve been to a public lecture in Australia over the last couple of years, there’s a good chance you’ve been to a Think Inc. event. Over the last couple of years the group have brought the likes of Dr Cornel West, Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to Australian shores – […]

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Theatre Review: The Accused – Pavilion Theatre: Castle Hill Players (until 10th December 2016)

November 22, 2016

Written by Jeffrey Archer, The Accused is an edge-of-your-seat courtroom drama in which the audience are the jury. Directed by Bernard Teuben, we see a man accused of murdering his wife through poison and are presented with several witnesses who argue his guilt. An abrupt judge, two bickering barristers and a colourful cast of witnesses […]

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InterContinental Hotels & Resorts are celebrating classic cocktails with a slick new menu

November 22, 2016

70 years in and InterContinental Hotels & Resorts are still at the forefront of premium travel around the world. And as one of the leading hotel brands, it only seems right that they celebrate such a milestone by connecting many of their finest properties around the world through one celebratory cocktail menu, fashioned as the […]

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Details announced for Meatstock Melbourne: The Delta Riggs, Burgers by Josh and more

November 22, 2016

With tickets for BBQ-loving food, music and drink festival Meatstock Melbourne now on sale, details are starting to take shape about exactly how the two day extravaganza will go down. The organisers aren’t playing around when they say they are making this their biggest event yet, managing to rope in some of the best bands […]

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Fratelli Fresh to open in Crows Nest (Sydney)

November 22, 2016

As the long-loved Italian brand continues to grow and evolve this year, Fratelli Fresh has announced that they will be expanding to include a new location in Crows Nest just in time for summer. The casual Italian dining concept will be opening up their eighth Australian venue early next month at 118 Willoughy Road, taking […]

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Adelaide Hills are heading to Surry Hills for a tap takeover at Keg & Brew (Sydney)

November 22, 2016

South Australia’s Adelaide Hills Distillery are the latest in homegrown brewers to take full advantage of Keg & Brew’s ongoing tap takeover series. 21 of the popular pub’s 33 taps will be surrendered to Adelaide Hills this Thursday 24th November as both Mismatch and Hills breweries present various brews, alongside a few cocktails from the […]

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Rocks Brewing Co are hosting a Beers N Bones Doggie Day this month (Sydney)

November 22, 2016

Comes 27th November, the crew at Rocks Brewing Co will be introducing their very first Beers ‘N’ Bones Doggie Day, filling your Sunday with the opportunity to dive into their craft brews while taking your favourite furry friend for a day out. The Alexandria based brewery will turn into a dedicated hub for two and […]

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Diner en Blanc Celebrates 5th Anniversary on Cockatoo Island (Sydney)

November 22, 2016

On Saturday night, Le DĂ®ner en Blanc returned for its annual white dinner to celebrate its 5th anniversary. This year the popular event saw 5,000 people donned in white from head to toe flocking to the World Heritage listed Cockatoo Island. Previously held at Sydney Opera House, Centennial Park, Bondi Beach, and the Museum of Contemporary […]

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Sydney based Oscar Wylee opens their first Melbourne store

November 22, 2016

Just the other week, Australian designer eyewear brand Oscar Wylee officially opened their very first Melbourne store. Located on the ground floor of Melbourne Central Shopping Centre, next to Footlocker, the brand new store’s interior design is bright and chic, an appropriate capture of their vintage-inspired eyewear. Created by Michael Lim and John Teoh, Oscar […]

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