Day: 6 February 2017

Single of the Day: Kalacoma “Knives (Lupa J Remix)” (2017)

February 6, 2017

Sydney and Melbourne come together for some glitchy goodness, with Lupa J taking control of Kalacoma‘s enticing single “Knives” and putting her flair to the original. Taking it to a dense and gorgeous aural sphere bands like Radiohead occupy so well, the production and delivery of “Knives”, as a musical piece, bleeds intrigue and eccentricity. Kalacoma’s signature electronic vibes […]

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Music Video of the Day: Alexandra Savior “Mirage” (2017)

February 6, 2017

We’ve been keeping tabs on Alexandra Savior for a little while now and with the release of her album, Belladonna of Sadness, now creeping closer and closer, each update we get from this girl makes us even more excited. The latest? A new music video, this time for her single “Mirage” – an offering that shows Savior in […]

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Single of the Day: Jonwayne “TED Talk” (2017)

February 6, 2017

With his sophomore album Rap Album Two steadily gaining serious momentum, LA’s own Jonwayne has now doled out another track from it in “TED Talk”. Utilising his clever knack for rhymes and brash delivery, “TED Talk” is sharp and confident – the production courtesy of The Eets is class A too. https://soundcloud.com/jonwayne/ted-talk ———- This content has recently been […]

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Nicolas Jaar announces exclusive headline Sydney show for March

February 6, 2017

Sydney fans are going to be treated to a one off headline show from Nicolas Jaar next month, with the electronic artist set to play the Metro Theatre on March 13th. Outside of his highly touted appearance at Golden Plains this year, this Sydney show will be Jaar’s only headline Australian show. Tickets are on sale […]

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Pay with your Sunglasses? We roadtest the new Visa WaveShades at Laneway Festival in Sydney

February 6, 2017

This year’s Laneway Festival went cashless thanks to event partner Visa, who ensured that vendors across merch, food and drink were operating with Visa payWave – which permits revellers the ability to purchase with their card, phone or… Sunglasses? Yes, for the first time ever, Visa have put their credit card technology into pairs of […]

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Review: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival lights up Sydney College of the Arts in Rozelle (04.02.17)

February 6, 2017

Sixteen years ago, Sum 41 released an album titled All Killer, No Filler. In late 2016, Laneway Festival made a line up announcement that was pretty much the same thing: all killer, no filler. As the festival made its way to Sydney on the first weekend of February 2017, pretty much all acts went about […]

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Indie Week 2017 opens up expressions of interest

February 6, 2017

The Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR), Sounds Australia, and the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia Limited (PPCA) are teaming up once again to lead a group of ten Australian independent record label representatives to Indie Week 2017, held in New York from 5-9 June. Tailored towards independent record labels and service providers, Indie Week is an invite-only conference organised by the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM), focusing on the […]

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Letting Up Despite Great Faults release first new music in two years

February 6, 2017

This dream-pop trio from California are back with new single “Starlet”, a hazy, 80’s tinged number from their upcoming EP Alexander Devotion, due February 10th. Letting Up Despite Great Faults have had a prolific career despite their recent hiatus, producing three studio albums and a number of EP’s since their beginnings in 2006. However, on choosing […]

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Interview: Australian director of Human Rights Watch, Elaine Pearson talks E-team and atrocities taking place in Syria & Libya

February 6, 2017

Organisations like Human Rights Watch are essential, as they help expose atrocities taking place in war-torn countries. The organisation regularly runs a Human Rights Film festival and they are also supporting a screening of a documentary film called E-Team, a look at what has been happening in Syria and Libya. It was also the recipient of […]

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Here’s all the “Big Game Spot” trailers that premiered during the Super Bowl LI

February 6, 2017

Today was a massive day for sports. You probably heard about it. The Atlanta Falcons blew a 25 point lead and fell to the New England Patriots at Superbowl LI. But maybe you’re not into sports. Maybe, like us here at The Iris, you’re major movie buffs and if that’s the case, then the Superbowl […]

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First Impressions: Girls still has a lot to learn in its sixth & final season

February 6, 2017

The fifth season of HBO’s Girls – in many ways – raised the bar for the popular but divisive series. Both as a writer and an actress, Lena Dunham cleverly and effectively built on all the aspects of the show that have worked in the past and dropped what didn’t. Efforts by everyone involved helped […]

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Hotel Review: Aloft Bangkok celebrates technology and comfort in Thailand’s capital

February 6, 2017

Come early August of this year, Australia will see the welcome debut of one of the world’s fastest growing hotel brands: Aloft. Part of Marriott International, the little sister to the famed W hotel series (Aloft is branded as “a vision of W Hotels”) will see their 224-room down under debut stand tall in Rivervale, […]

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House of Correction to open alongside Mr Kwok on Swanston Street (Melbourne)

February 6, 2017

Swanston Street staple Noodle Kingdom is no more. The Sze family’s beloved restaurant has passed down to daughter Tiffy who has transformed the space into what is now Mr Kwok, an homage to her father as part of the newly formed Next Week Group, and a push towards the LanZhou and Gansu regions of China […]

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