Larry Heath

Sampa The Great, Warren Ellis, G Flip, and more recognised at the 2020 NLMAs

October 21, 2020

The fifth annual National Live Music Awards (NLMAs) took place last night, via a livestream that was accompanied by a gala event at Brisbane’s The Triffid. The event recognises the achievements of the Australian music industry, with awards handed out across twenty categories. Sampa The Great, won the evening’s most prestigious award for Best Live […]

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Nominees revealed for the 2020 National Live Music Awards as public voting opens

September 8, 2020

The nominees for the 5th annual National Live Music Awards have been announced, which will be held on Sunday 20 October 2020 – both virtually and physically. Sampa the Great has received the most recognition, with three nominations – Live Act of the Year, Live Voice of the Year and Best Live Act in VIC […]

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Tim Rogers, Zan Rowe, Tony Mott & more added to 2017 Rock & Roll Writers Festival

December 1, 2016

The Rock & Roll Writers Festival has unveiled its second guest announcement for the 2017 event today, adding a group of musicians, authors, radio personalities, journalists, photographers and editors to the line up already boasting the likes of Mike Noga, Cash Savage, Hugo Race and Nick Earls. Leading this morning’s line up is Tim Rogers, author Kirsty Eagar, Rolling Stone Australia‘s Rod Yates, triple j’s Zan Rowe and […]

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Watch the AU’s Editor-in-Chief Larry Heath deliver a passionate speech supporting Australian live music

December 14, 2015

“We should be celebrating our live music scene. Not shitting on it every fucking chance we get.” Last week at the 2nd Annual AU Live Music Awards in Sydney, the AU review’s editor-in-chief Larry Heath delivered a passionate speech supporting the live music industry in Australia, criticising the practise of major media in Australia to […]

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TV DVD Review: Veep The Complete Third Season (USA, 2014)

June 25, 2015

For those playing at home, the third season of Veep is without question the best of the hilarious HBO series so far. The arc of the 10 episode third season takes us through the Vice President’s campaign towards becoming President in the next election, while she continues her often mundane tasks as Veep. It all […]

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TV Review: Mr. Robot Season One, Episode One (USA, 2015)

June 24, 2015

Take the title character from Dexter, throw him into a world where instead of killing the bad guys, he’s destroying their lives through digital espionage, and you start to get the vibe of the new USA Network series Mr. Robot, which had a special episode one premiere at SXSW earlier this year, ahead of its official […]

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Film Review: Inside Out (PG, USA, 2015)

June 17, 2015

From one of the most creative minds working in cinema today, Pete Docter, comes his third feature length film for Disney/Pixar. First, there were the monsters living in our closets in 2001’s Monsters Inc.. Then, in 2009 he brought us the tale of a man, a house, some balloons and a Boy Scout in Up; a […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (USA, 2015)

June 14, 2015

From prolific Oscar Winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Freakonomics and dozens of others) comes the much talked about new film Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, one of three films Gibney has showcased at this year’s Sydney Film Festival (the others were Steve Jobs: The Man […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Station to Station (USA, 2014)

June 6, 2015

Station to Station isn’t so much a feature film as it is a travelling art experiment, the execution of a concept born years prior that is now travelling the globe. The film documents a train as it travelled from the Atlantic (we presume Union Station in NYC) to the Pacific (we presume Union Station in […]

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Film Review: Spy (USA, 2015)

May 19, 2015

Earlier this year Larry Heath checked out Paul Feig’s action-comedy film Spy that got a showing at the SXSW Film Festival in Texas. An unorthodox approach for a mainstream comedy however with the film set to release in Australian cinemas this week, we take a look back at Larry’s review from then. Spy reunites Feig […]

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Iris Interview: Jeannette Francis of The Feed (SBS2, Australia)

November 5, 2013

Currently celebrating “drug week”, Larry Heath caught up with Jeannette Francis from SBS2’s current affairs series The Feed to talk about the week, a taste of what’s to come before this series comes to an end – and we celebrate the fact SBS has commissioned the series to return in 2014, doubling its length from […]

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Iris Interview: Nazeem Hussain of Legally Brown (SBS, Australia)

October 11, 2013

The Iris catches up with Nazeem Hussain about his new show, Legally Brown, which is currently airing on SBS. Putting politics and culture directly in the line of fire, Legally Brown is a hilarious comedy and who best to find out more, than from the man himself? Thanks for your time Nazeem! So, you’re one episode down (at least in […]

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Iris Interview: David Morse on “McCanick” (USA, 2013)

October 1, 2013

Being released on Blu-Ray and DVD in Australia on October 23rd is the film McCanick, a film starring David Morse and the late Cory Montieth. Bill Craske, filling in for Larry Heath, caught up with Morse to talk about the film – which sees him take on the role of a narcotics detective, hunting down a “seemingly harmless young […]

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Film Review: Gravity (M) (USA, 2013)

September 30, 2013

I’ve started writing this review mere minutes after seeing the film. There was even more hyperbole than what the end product suggests. I have left the cinema with an uncontrollable sense of awe. Even hours and days later, I can’t escape what I witnessed. In spite of the emotionally engaging and thrilling sequences that leave […]

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Film Review: Hidden Universe 3D – IMAX (Australia, G)

September 16, 2013

Now screening at IMAX Darling Harbour in Sydney, Hidden Universe 3D sets quite a few milestones for the Australian film industry. Most notably, the shortform IMAX production marks the first time an IMAX 3D film has been produced and directed by an Australian team. It was suitable, therefore, to premiere the film in a special screening at […]

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the AU interview at BIGSOUND: Chance Waters (Sydney)

September 13, 2013

In the lead-up to the release of his second album, Larry Heath sat down with Chance Waters at BIGSOUND to discuss the evolution of his songwriting, the possible death of the “superfan”, and the ever-changing form of music. Let’s talk about the launch of the new imprint of Shock Records. You guys have partnered up […]

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the AU interview: Michael David of Classixx (California)

September 2, 2013

Fresh from the stage of the FYF Fest in LA, Michael David of Classixx took the time to chat with Larry about the duo’s new record, meat pies and their upcoming trip to Australia as part of the Listen Out parties.

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Film Review: The Wolverine (M) (USA/Australia, 2013)

August 12, 2013

Logan (Hugh Jackman) is back in a decidedly darker take on the iconic X-Men character, marking Jackman’s sixth appearance as the steel-clawed “mutant”. The film takes place primarily in Japan and sees Logan reconnect with a man he saved during WWII, Yashida. The plot from there, for the most part, focuses on Logan protecting Mariko (Tao Okamoto) […]

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Film Review: The Conjuring (MA15+) (USA, 2013)

July 18, 2013

With horror films these days, it’s difficult to avoid either the “torture-porn” sort of films – Saw, Hostel etc. – or the “found footage” stylings of the surprisingly never-ending Paramormal Activity series. But for those who hold the genre close to their heart, it’s hard not to look back to films like The Excorcist or The Amityville Horror and crave a more “classic” style […]

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Film Review: This is the End (MA15+) (USA, 2013)

July 16, 2013

Every now and then a comedy comes along that just seems to work. It’s not terribly intelligent, nor will it win any Academy Awards, but it ticks the most important box that any comedy needs to possess: it’s genuinely hilarious, without being painfully cheesy. Already riding on healthy word of mouth in American cinemas, This Is […]

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the AU interview at Oz Comic Con: Patricia Quinn and Little Nell from Rocky Horror Picture Show

July 15, 2013

Stars from the cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show Patricia Quinn and “Little Nell” (Nell Campbell) sat down with Larry Heath, to discuss their enduring love of Rocky Horror, each other, the wackiest tributes they’ve been given and the impact the show still has today.

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Mood Indigo (France, 2013)

June 25, 2013

Michel Gondry has always been one of my favourite directors. His ability to take dreamlike concepts and turn them into something visually tangible has always been his strength, and a unifying quality between all his productions – be they feature length, short or music video format. Though perhaps we won’t consider The Green Hornet in amongst this […]

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the AU interview: Ben Caplan (Canada)

January 22, 2013

In the midst of preparing himself for a journey to Australia, Ben Caplan talked to Larry, about the upcoming tour, his plans for new music, and his devotion to his music.

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the AU interview: El-P (Brooklyn)

December 23, 2012

In the middle of his preparations to visit us down under as part of the Laneway Festival, El-P phoned Larry Heath to discuss everything from the process of making his latest album, to what he thought was the best record of 2012. So you’re about to return to Australia for the first time since 2009. […]

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the AU interview: Ken West (Big Day Out) on his new partnership with Lollapalooza-promoters C3

December 4, 2012

Co-founder of Big Day Out Ken West took the time to talk to Larry Heath about the latest developments in the iconic festival, the genre-crossing approach that it was established upon, and his new partnership with Lollapalooza-promoters C3.

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the AU interview: Jess Cornelius of Teeth and Tongue (Sydney)

November 24, 2012

In the midst of a short trip up to Sydney, Jess Cornelius AKA Teeth & Tongue sat down with Larry to discuss her new music video, touring in the US for SXSW and CMJ, and when we can expect the next record.

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OzFest India AU Interview Series: The Aston Shuffle (Canberra)

November 19, 2012

While travelling around India, Larry sat down with the five bands who were participating in OzFest’s Aussie BBQ series around the country. In the second of this series, Larry’s sits down with Canberra electronic duo The Aston Shuffle who talk us through their experiences in India and much more, just before they hit the stage […]

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OzFest India AU Interview Series: Ian Kenny of Karnivool (Perth)

November 19, 2012

While travelling around India, Larry sat down with the five bands who were participating in OzFest’s Aussie BBQ series around the country. In the first part of this series, Larry sits down with Ian Kenny of Perth’s Karnivool, who have had considerable success already in the country, just before they hit the stage at Mumbai’s […]

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NH7 Weekender Interview: Ed Nash of Bombay Bicycle Club (London) chats on the back of a Tuk Tuk in Pune, India

November 10, 2012

While he was in India, Larry had the chance to catch Jack and Ed from Bombay Bicycle Club perform a special acoustic set at the NH7 Weekender. One thing led to another and they ended up on a Tuk Tuk heading to the festival’s afterparty. Here’s what Larry and Ed Nash chatted about while driving […]

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the AU interview at CMJ: Ringo Deathstarr (Philadelphia)

October 27, 2012

Larry Heath talked to Ringo Deathstarr while at CMJ in New York City about their tour with The Smashing Pumpkins, the Catch 22 of alcohol, the future of the music industry – and of their own shows.

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