THE OWLS Announce Massive National Tour, Unveil New Track + Release New EP

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Newcastle band, The Owls. After the success of breakthrough singles Krakow and Oceans, the four-piece have released their highly anticipated third EP Own The Streets and to celebrate, announce a MAMMOTH 26-date tour around the country as well as unveiling their third track ‘Bad Side (Electrify)’
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NEUROSIS (USA) – Australian Tour 2014 – August 4-9

neurosislife is noise has announced the first ever Australian tour from heavy rock luminaries NEUROSIS.

Neurosis have become an institution of heavy music. From their beginnings as a hardcore punk band in the mid-80s to their gradual evolution into a transcendent and genre-defying collective, the Oakland, California natives have broken ground at every turn, pioneering a sound that influenced heavyweights like Isis, Mastodon and High on Fire.
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PRONG: Australian Tour announced for November 2014

US metal favourites PRONG will tour Australia and New Zealand for the first time ever this coming November for Nightmare Music. Founded by singer/guitarist Tommy Victor in 1986, the band has never made it to Australian shores at any point in their 28-year long career. But all that is about to change…
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Inspired by the enthusiasm for the coming ANTHEM WORLD TOUR which has already garnered sold out shows at both Melbourne’s Palais Theatre and Sydney’s Enmore Theatre, HANSON has selected several key shows on their upcoming Australian tour to thank their fans by inviting them to choose the set list of songs the band will perform.

The band’s second Sydney concert at the Hi-Fi on Aug 13th will be one of the select cities to get this rare treat from the pop-rock trio, along with their show at the Gold Coast’s Coolangatta Hotel on Aug 6th and their final Australian show of the tour at Fremantle Metropolis on Aug 15th.

“We have been blown away by the response to the coming tour, so to say thank you we’ve decided to put the set list in the hands of the fans – something we have never done in Australia before”, said Taylor Hanson.

Adds Isaac Hanson “This gives us a chance to celebrate all of the highlights from the last 6 albums with fans. We’re really excited to see which songs Australia wants to hear.”

Setlist voting will be take place on the band’s website,, and begin on July 4th at 9am AEST.

ANTHEM is the band’ss 6th studio album and the fourth to be released on their own independent 3CG Records, which they founded in 2003.

2013 marked the 21st anniversary of HANSON. The band celebrated the anniversary with the launch of their own craft beer Mmmhops, inspired by the title of their breakout single.

HANSON have been nominated for multiple Grammys, released five prior studio albums which spawned a string of hit singles, and sold over 16 million albums worldwide.

Tue 5 Aug Brisbane AUSTRALIA The Tivoli
Wed 6 Aug Gold Coast AUSTRALIA Coolangatta Hotel Set List Voting
Fri 8 Aug Sydney AUSTRALIA Enmore Theatre SOLD OUT
Sat 9 Aug Melbourne AUSTRALIA Palais Theatre SOLD OUT
Sun 10 Aug Melbourne AUSTRALIA The Hi-Fi
Tue 12 Aug Adelaide AUSTRALIA HQ
Wed 13 Aug Sydney AUSTRALIA The Hi-Fi Set List Voting
Fri 15 Aug Fremantle AUSTRALIA Metropolis Set List Voting
Sun 17 Aug Auckland NEW ZEALAND Powerstation





Today, a new documentary titled ‘The Truth About Money in Music’ has been released featuring a raft of Australia’s brightest music talent.

In a raw, honest and no holds barred look at life in music, artists including the likes of Kate Miller-Heidke, James from Violent Soho, The Cairos, Remi and KLP offer up their views on increased competition, the big bucks they make (or lack of) and what it means to be a ‘sell out’ in the modern music landscape.
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Q&A with Julia Henning

With the release of new single ‘December’ from her debut album, ‘Fledgling’, and a national tour about to kick off, Julia Henning took time out to answer a few questions for Life Music Media.

: What track changed your life ::

Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen. This is the song that introduced me to his lyrics. It is such a haunting and powerful song, with so much feeling placed in each word. Leonard Cohen has become one of my greatest inspirations and helped me to see songwriting as more of a craft to be honed than something I just did for fun.

:: What is your favourite Album ::

Leonard Cohen – Live in London
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The Vines – “Metal Zone” (Official Video)

vinesIt’s an homage to the bands favourite distortion pedal plus a twisted, dark, raunchy, punk rock song about relationships. It arrives as the first single from The Vines’ forthcoming album “Wicked Nature”.

Like the guitar pedal namesake, there is a lot of psychotically soft-loud-soft dynamics happening in this new tune. “Metal Zone” is a straight up nightmare of freewheeling solos and screams from frontman Craig Nicholls, who jumps out of the song right before there is any time to get too familiar.
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Glass Skies release their self-titled debut EP

Glass Skies
After national radio success and an abundance of love from critics Australia-wide with singles ‘Highway’ and most recently ‘Lemonade’, Glass Skies are finally ready to release their self-titled debut EP.

Taking their cue from the likes of Beck, Canned Heat and Eagles of Death Metal, Glass Skies began as a duo of meticulous songcrafters in early 2013, and soon took their widescreen roadtripping sounds to the livestage. Their tumultuous live show has seen them share the stage with the likes of Pond, Regular John and Deep Sea Arcade.
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Brave – “What About Me?” (Official Video)

braveSince releasing his track “What About Me?” last week, Sydney’s Brave quickly received attention from key tastemakers around the country – with a truly unique voice that has elements of Prince with speckles of James Blake and The Weeknd, the track has powerful piano chords and raw-but-catchy vocals.

Now Brave releases the video to accompany the songwriters honest and captivating reflection – showcasing the song’s reaw melody and storytelling at its best.
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The Dead Daisies flawless as they perform across the States

Photos by Katarina Benzova
With rave reviews pouring in, The Dead Daisies are impressing even the staunchest of classic rock fans with their lives shows, as they wrap up their support tour with Bad Company & Lynyrd Skynyrd, before heading off to join the juggernaut summer tour that is Def Leppard & Kiss as it moves across the States, during August.

“The Dead Daisies played second on the bill, and did a fine job, assuredly, of gaining new fans with a flawless half-hour set.”– Buffalo News
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Daniel Lee Kendall Unveils First Single From Debut Album – ‘Under A Spell’ (Listen Here)

Central Coast songsmith Daniel Lee Kendall has returned with his deliciously dreamy new single that goes by the name of ‘Under A Spell’. Lifted from his long-awaited debut album titled “Daniel Lee Kendall Is Dead” which is set for release on September 12, this single also marks the beginning of a new relationship with his new found record label home, Create/Control.
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CANNIBAL CORPSE with guests HOUR OF PENANCE Australian Tour | September 2014

cannibal corpseOn the eve of their new, yet untitled album, the towering gods of deathmetal, CANNIBAL CORPSE, smash their way back to Australia for what will be a grisly, hostile start to their world tour in support of this album. With all their trademark blistering riffs, turbulent drums, ruthless and razored vocals, the bludgeoning force of CANNIBAL CORPSE will strike like an ice pick to the back of your head.

The butchery is coming this September!
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