Day: 13 April 2018

Interview: Wild Meadows on the creative process of their debut album ahead of their Sydney launch

April 13, 2018

Following on from their successful album launch in Melbourne this month, Wild Meadows now look to Sydney to bring their short east coast jaunt to an end. With excellent rhythmic quality and a strengthened sense of instrumentation as a result of a strengthened band dynamic, Wild Meadows is a snapshot of a band in a thriving creative […]

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Album Review: Dr Octagon – Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation (2018 LP)

April 13, 2018

In 1996, Dr Octagon was insane. During a time when gangsta rap reigned supreme, a concept album about a time-travelling gynaecologist from Jupiter was something from another galaxy. But the trio of rapper Kool Keith, producer Dan The Automator, and DJ Qbert created a hip-hop masterpiece with their debut album, Dr Octagonecolygyst (the group doesn’t […]

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Florence + The Machine’s “Sky Full of Song” hitting Record Store Day 2018 on limited edition vinyl

April 13, 2018

With Arctic Monkeys announcing their new album details and now Florence + The Machine making their return with new single “Sky Full of Song”, it’s been a great couple of weeks for fans of that era of British music. For Florence + The Machine, “Sky Full of Song” marks a great return to form from the group […]

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Melbourne’s Horse Bazaar celebrating five year anniversary this May

April 13, 2018

Melbourne’s Horse Bazaar is turning five next month, and for venue owners Takako and Fumi Tamura, such an anniversary isn’t about to just pass by quietly. Throwing open the doors for an unmissable celebration of Tokyo x Melbourne music, food and more, Horse Bazaar host sets from the likes of Budamunk and Aaron Choulai on May 19th. Joining Budamunk […]

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Call out for Australian bands as Music Matters Live confirms Singapore return this September

April 13, 2018

Asia’s biggest music, sports, gaming and entertainment industry conference –All That Matters – and its live component Music Matters Live – is back again this year in September, and it’s sending out a callout for bands to register for this massive event. And of course this includes Australian artists. The 3-day, 4-night conference will be back […]

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Celebrate the release of God of War By Crafting Your Own Leviathan Axe

April 13, 2018

In partnership with the lovely folks at Eveleigh Works, Playstation Australia have launched a God of War-inspired axe-making course where participants will forge their own ornamental replica of Kratos’ Leviathan Axe from the game.

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Collectables Review: Transformers Studio Series toy line rolls out in fine form

April 13, 2018

This month, we’re trying something new on The Iris. We’re gonna take some toys for a spin. And not just any toys, we’re taking a look at a selection of Hasbro’s new Transformers: Studio Series line. Are these the robots in disguise you remember from your childhood? Hit the jump to find out.

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Microsoft Store’s Esports Academy is a crash course in the trials and tribulations of going pro in Aus

April 13, 2018

The Microsoft Store in Sydney’s Pitt St Mall will be hosting a brand new course these school holidays centred entirely around teaching students about what it takes to succeed in the rapidly emerging world of competitive esports.

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Aussies Abroad: Post-punk outfit RVG set to tour Europe with rising stars Shame

April 13, 2018

Following a successful run of shows in the US which included SXSW in Texas and showcases in LA and NYC, acclaimed Australian post-punk band RVG are set to embark on a 12-stop European tour alongside UK band Shame in May. Having their gig in SXSW described as embodying “pure self-expression the way the Muses intended” […]

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Book Review: Åsne Seierstad’s Two Sisters is a compelling blend of investigative journalism and the heart breaking tale of a family torn apart

April 13, 2018

On October 17th 2013, teenage sisters Ayan and Leila Juma left their Oslo home and headed for Syria. Deeply radicalised and intending to take part in jihad, they had planned the trip in secret for months. But their decision tears the Juma family apart, as parents Sadiq and Sara struggle to come to terms with […]

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