DAWN FRENCH, the award-winning actor, best-selling novelist and all round very funny lady, has written a new show, based on her life and career, called 30 Million Minutes.
Melbourne indie folksters, The Paper Kites have today released, twelvefour, the anticipated follow up album to their acclaimed debut LP, States. The quintet will be celebrating the release with an extensive national twelvefour tour hitting Adelaide at The Gov on October 15 and moving through Perth, Margaret River, Castlemaine, Melbourne, Geelong, Maroochydore, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney and Canberra, finishing up in Thirroul on November 8, 2015.
There is no rest for wicked … and IVAN OOZE is indeed very wicked!
After exploding into the spotlight in 2014, rapper IVAN OOZE has become the name in hip hop turning heads and helping to bring in this new wave of local rap that has been championed nationwide. In less than twelve months, IVAN OOZE has proved his weight and his worth as one of the hardest working artists in the country, embarking on a record breaking 45 show regional tour with Seth Sentry and Dylan Joel, supporting Azealia Banks, Ice Cube and Cypress Hill nationally as well as performing with locals Allday, Illy and the Thundamentals.
Visionary Swedish Melodeath metal masters SOILWORK are set to embark on a national tour of Australia this summer, the announcement coinciding with the release today of their tenth and triumphant studio album, The Ride Majestic out today 28th August via Nuclear Blast!
Currently trekking through North America as part of their extensive world tour, Soilwork’s 2016 Australian club dates will kick off at Perth’s Rosemount Hotel on February 10, heading onto Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney before wrapping up at Melbourne’s 170 Russell on February 16.
After the tantalising announcement of The Set List, a brand spanking new initiative that gets up-and-coming bands touring around regional Australia, comes the reveal that we’ve all been waiting with baited breath for.
That’s right, we’ve got all of the dates and locations for I Know Leopard, Coin Banks and Montaigne’s regional tours!
CANCER BATS have come to destroy. Fuelled by a burning desire to rage harder, play louder and have more fun than any other band, CANCER BATS mix hardcore, southern metal and punk rock into a lethal rock and roll explosion.
They’ve been ripping shows, banging their heads and partying to the new tunes of Searching For Zero and are set to return to Australia in September and October for their first club show tour in almost a decade.
There are some bands out there that no matter how great their music is, they never quite get the recognition they deserve and ultimately fade into obscurity. More often than not, these bands usually influence a plethora of others that follow in their wake, and take a blueprint that was already laid down for them and achieve greater success than the original architects could ever dream of. Probably the most extreme example of this is a once little known alternative rock band from Los Angeles called FAILURE. You probably have heard their name in the past 2 years more than you ever did before, and you are probably wondering what all the fuss is about.
It’s a huge day of announcements for Cold Chisel fans.
The iconic rock band have revealed the title and release date of a brand new studio album, unveiled a handful of extra shows on their highly-anticipated One Night Stand tour and on top of all that they are excited to announce that they have coaxed Grinspoon out of an indefinite hiatus to be their special guests on 7 shows.
Seminal stars of the 70s/80s Brit-punk movement THE STRANGLERS are making their way to Australia in 2016, celebrating over forty years raising hell with hits like Golden Brown, Always the Sun and Skin Deep.
The first wave of British punk was a bust. Sid was dead and the Pistols signed Ronnie Biggs as their new singer, The Clash were adopting rock star poses, the Damned wanted to be goths, and the Buzzcock’s Pete Shelley bought a synthesizer.
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The Falls Music & Arts Festival is lining up to bring you one of the finest, sun soaked, summers of your life! After the mammoth first announce including Foals, Bloc Party, Disclosure, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Mac Demarco, Paul Kelly & The Merri Soul Sessions, Courtney Barnett and many more – they’ve added a few more exciting names to 2015 top drawer line-up!
Joining team Falls this year will be:
Deriving her name from the phonetic combination of the words ‘soul’ and ‘folk’ (which she herself describes as odd considering the fact that her music isn’t really either) SOAK is the pseudonym of 18 year-old Irish prodigy Bridie Monds-Watson. Armed with a precious voice and a gift for songwriting as miraculous as it is majestic, her sound would be placed on the same shelf as the likes of Björk and Cat Power. Her debut album Before We Forgot How To Dream was released in May this year to breathless reviews following an unprecedented level of hype arising from her recent performances at SXSW. Tunes like ‘Sea Creatures’ and ‘Blud’ have become ubiquitous as SOAK converts one devotee after another.
2015’s breakthrough artist JARRYD JAMES has been busy charming the country with his double-platinum hit single ‘Do You Remember’ from his forthcoming debut LP due out this September. The 12-track album will feature collaborations with talented producers like Joel Little (Lorde, Broods, Sam Smith), Malay (who was at the helm for Frank Ocean’s superb Channel Orange), Pip Norman and Matt Corby! Warm hearted and easy going, his second single ‘Give Me Something’ has already reached #1 airplay on triple j with its silky smooth, soul-tinged tones. Failing to stop there, his fresh collab with Julia Stone formed the über lush track ‘Regardless’ – all of which are perfectly positioned to kill it live on the Falls stage!
Swedish singer and rapper ELLIPHANT is a galvanising SWAT-led assault of MIA-grade political gyration and avant-garde dance. The reggae-pop maverick’s Look Like You Love It EP featured the likes of Diplo, Skrillex, TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek and more. Her second EP is a musical patchwork that’s as warm as it is wild.
The intoxicating, yet intricate title track ‘One More’ got a lot of Summer love from triple j and features fellow Scandinavian native MØ. It’s no surprise that as soon Elliphant unveiled the single, it became the “#1 Most Tweeted Song on Twitter”. With a new album due out this September, Elliphant is coming back to Australia after her sold-out run of Splendour sideshows. She’s equal parts crazy club girl, hip-hop gangster, R&B baller and hippie spirit and she’s going to bring some seriously cool vibes to Falls.
Golden days with solid hits, the 2015 #fallsfestival line-up is here to sweep you off your feet with all the best frequencies and your favourite summer love songs. Taking you dancing, all night.
Tried, tested and perfected over the past two dozen years, Falls proudly delivers all your number ones: rolling green amphitheatres, multiple stages, stunning locations, bountiful nature, free camping, sustainable and environmental processes, curated foodies, interactive arts and all the best sounds with even better memories.
The Ticket Ballot is now open and your best shot at locking down a pass. So pop your name into the draw if you’re looking for a summery getaway at Lorne, Marion Bay or Byron this NYE – our costal towns are sufficiently salty, watery and waiting for you!
Pulled Apart By Horses are heading to Australia in October for a string of headline East Coast shows in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. We caught up the band’s lead guitarist James Brown for a chat.
Hi James, your heading to Australia in October 2015. What can punters expect from your live shows?
Formed in San Francisco in 1990, The Brian Jonestown Massacre named their band in tribute to the legendary Rolling Stones guitarist and his influence in introducing Eastern culture and music into the world of Western rock & roll.
After collaborating on the track “The Belly Of Your Bedroom”, from their 2011 debut, No One Gets Lost Anymore, The Smith Street Band returns to join forces with Lucy Wilson (The Sugarcanes) to release a new digital and 7-inch single, “I Scare Myself Sometimes”. Recorded during the Throw Me In The River sessions, the track is a poetic narrative through the self-effacing mind of frontman Wil Wagner. Backed by a string section, it is a tale of heartbreak and hope; sex, love and self-destruction. The song also comes accompanied with a new animated film clip created by Celeste Potter (Courtney Barnett, DZ Deathrays, Regurgitator), who also illustrated the 7”s cover.