Day: 5 June 2018

Single of the Day: Emma Anglesey “Swells My Heart” (2018)

June 5, 2018

Fresh outta Tassie, the wonderful Emma Anglesey has released a brand new song in “Swells My Heart”. Taken from her forthcoming album Some Things Can’t Be Undone, Anglesey has charmed once more with this single, blending gorgeous melodies with an almost hypnotic and meditative arrangement that hooks you in from the jump. “There are times in our […]

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Review: Rap legends Slick Rick and Raekwon rock the mic in Sydney

June 5, 2018

Witnessing undisputed rap legends live on stage is somewhat of a rarity in Australia. We’ve (surprisingly) managed to get KRS-One, watched in awe as Big Daddy Kane rocked the mic, seen Masta Ace a few times, and we even got Biz Markie and Kurtis Blow once. Once big names through the late 80’s and early […]

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New York, New York: Fascinator’s Top Five Live Music Venues in NYC

June 5, 2018

Relocating to New York City was one of the best moves for Johnny Mackay, now more commonly known as Fascinator. Currently in the middle of a US tour with POND, the songwriter and performer has been hard at work preparing for the release of his new album, Water Sign. The multi-instrumentlist has been lucky enough to call both the […]

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Playlist: The inspirations behind Househats’ latest, “I’ve Been Broken”

June 5, 2018

Melbourne’s Househats have been continuing to carve a spot for themselves within the local indie scene by staging some impressive live shows down the east coast off the back of “All Together” and “Stop” – two tracks that have garnered decent attention on radio and in the embraces of their growing fanbase. As they continue to […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Jack Biilmann “Hills Have Eyes” (2018)

June 5, 2018

To listen to an artist like Jack Biilmann, the listener will get a sharp hit of rich blues and roots music. His music brings up reminders of artists including Matt Corby but in Biilmann’s own style, this is music that strikes its own unique chord. His new single “Hills Have Eyes” is another strong step forward […]

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Vivid Live Review: No Mono captivate Sydney with intimate Opera House show

June 5, 2018

Bathed in blue and green hues, as smoke envelopes the stage the goal of the night is intimacy, intimacy held perhaps at an arm’s length. No Mono the new project by #1 Dads and Big Scary member Tom Iansek and Tom Snowdon of Lowlakes relishes in the private moments, whether they are obscured by the […]

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Destiny 2: Forsaken drops September 4, aims to turn this spaceship around

June 5, 2018

It’s been a rough first year for Destiny 2. Despite a strong launch, its first two expansion packs — Curse of Osiris and last month’s Warmind — mostly failed to impress the community. Bungie has some work to do if they want to restore player confidence and, if the trailer for the September expac, Forsaken, […]

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Interview: Jes Macallan on Legends Of Tomorrow, diversity representation and Oz Comic Con Melbourne 2018

June 5, 2018

Jes Macallan is a classical dancer and occasional model and now taking a leap into acting. Best known for her role as the badass boss of the Time Bureau on Legends Of Tomorrow or as Josslyn Carver on Mistresses, one of a group of female friends caught up in mixture of scandalous activity. Macallan is […]

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Tech Review: Edifier e25HD Luna HD TV Speakers: Ugly betty

June 5, 2018

I’ve said before that, when reviewing home audio equipment, the exterior design of any given product is not terribly important to me as long as they device in question sounds great. Friends, the Edifier Luna HD e25HD TV speakers have really put that personal philosophy to the test. As great as they sound, and they do […]

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NBN boss points the finger at gamers for slow Fixed Wireless internet speeds

June 5, 2018

“Who’s downloading!?” is a common lament in any gaming household in Australia. The internet is already slow, download sizes are massive and the moment anyone starts downloading something, the speed drops out of the network and access across the whole house bottoms out. NBN chief executive Bill Morrow’s explanation for why NBN Co’s Fixed Wireless […]

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E3 2018: When and where you can see every E3 press briefing if you live in Australia

June 5, 2018

The most exciting time of year on the gaming industry calendar is here again. E3 2018 begins at the end of the week and that means the announcement dam is about to break. For Australians, this typically means staying up late or getting up very early for the show’s eagerly-anticipated press briefings. 2018 is no […]

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Game Bants: The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset (PC, 2018): The adventure continues

June 5, 2018

Game Bants is something new we’re trying here on The Iris, a pair of perspectives on the same topic, a conversation and a less formal review style. Our first crack at this style is a chat between games writer Leah Williams and games editor David Smith about the ancticipated MMO expansion, The Elder Scrolls Online: […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Disobedience (UK/USA, 2018) is a subtly compelling look into hidden passions and forbidden love

June 5, 2018

To say that the expectations for this film are quite high is quite superfluous, but it has to be said nonetheless. We have Rachel Weisz, one of the most talented actresses in Hollywood, who’s had a great run of recent films ever since starring in the weird and sweet quasi-dystopian romance The Lobster, and still […]

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AccorHotels purchase Mantra Group for $1.2 billion

June 5, 2018

AccorHotels has maintained a strong presence in the Australian market since first opening here with Novotel Sydney in Darling Harbour in 1999. Not only is that presence growing, particularly with the recent opening of five-star hotel – and Instagram star – Sofitel Darling Harbour, but the hotel group’s portfolio has just taken a giant leap […]

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Interview: Priscilla’s David Harris and Euan Doidge on fab frocks, costume changes & dancing divas

June 5, 2018

The Priscilla bus is coming. And everybody’s jumping. Sydney to Alice Springs. An intercity disco. Okay, enough Vengaboys! But dear reader, you may not know that the great, big silver bus that is Priscilla: Queen Of The Desert has rolled into old Sydney town to party and celebrate her 10th on-stage birthday. The AU Review’s […]

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