Don Walker Announces ‘Live at the Caravan’ with the warm neighbourly sound of The Suave Fucks‏

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Don Walker releases a brand new live album, recorded at Melbourne’s Caravan Club, featuring songs from the acclaimed album ‘Hully Gully’ and the vast Don Walker catalogue.

Walker has few peers, if any, in illuminating the darker underbelly of the Australian psyche, whether he’s performing with Cold Chisel, Tex, Don and Charlie or solo. Angry women, luck-chasers, heartbroken prodigals who don’t smell good and anyone who just wants to throw the afternoon away on a game of pool – they’re all still there recorded live.
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LUKE MORRIS RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM ‘SUGARCANE ROAD’

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LUKE MORRIS | BYRON BAY SONGSMITH RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM ‘SUGARCANE ROAD’

Alternative/Folk songsmith Luke Morris has just released his debut album ‘Sugarcane Road’, and is preparing to grace the stage for his highly anticipated album launch.

After successfully releasing his single ‘Mexico’, and appearing at Splendour in the Grass 2014, Luke is ready to bare his soul through his debut album, recorded with producer Jordan Power (Xavier Rudd, Angus Stone).
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BRITISH INDIA UNVEIL NEW SINGLE ‘WRONG DIRECTION’

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BRITISH INDIA UNVEIL NEW SINGLE ‘WRONG DIRECTION’ + TOURING SOON
(AND SUPPORTING THE ROLLING STONES!)
+ NEW ALBUM EXPECTED EARLY 2015
Bold, brash and as loud as ever.

British India’s new single ‘Wrong Direction’ doesn’t skip a beat from where the band last left off with Controller. Premiered on triple J Drive yesterday afternoon, the single offers the first taste of the band’s yet-to-be-named fifth album, due for release early in 2015. ‘Wrong Direction’ is officially released this Friday.

To complement the release of the single, the band are heading out on a national tour, also kicking off on Friday. The tour includes two very special shows with The Rolling Stones. The band was chosen by the legendary rock outfit themselves to open their massive concerts at Hanging Rock and Hope Estate in November. They are understandably chuffed at the prospect:
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AlithiA announce ‘Here I Am’ National Tour

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MELBOURNE ASTRAL ROCKERS ALITHIA ANNOUNCE NATIONAL TOUR

Having recently returned from wowing audiences and critics and filling venues across Europe and Russia, Melbourne’s Astral Space Rockers, AlithiA announce their 6th Australian tour playing across 5 States and 1 Territory. Kicking off on November 15, the tour marks the release of the band’s new single ‘Here I Am’ and video which will be released on November 3. ‘Here I Am’ features Hungarian artist Flora Matisz on violin and guest vocals, and is the band’s gentlest and most ethereal track off the debut record ‘To the Edge of Time’
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RADIO BIRDMAN AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2014 – ** Supports Announced **

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Featuring foundation members Rob Younger, Deniz Tek, Pip Hoyle with Jim Dickson and other friends.

Radio Birdman, one of the pioneers of the high energy rock ‘n’ roll scene in Australia, will be playing a limited number of shows this coming October and November. These shows will be a unique opportunity to catch this legendary Australian underground band whose flame has influenced a multitude of current contenders. To make things ever better the band will be reissuing their formidable back catalogue, the demand for which never ceases.
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Q&A with Lee Jones – The Solicitors

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Melbourne based four piece The Solicitors are purveyors of fast paced, laconic New Wave pop. With the launch of their debut long-player ‘Blank Check’ the bands singer/songwriter Lee Jones took time out to answer a few questions for Life Music Media.

:: What track changed your life ::

‘Road To Nowhere’ by Talking Heads. I remember hearing it on the radio in the car when I lived in Newcastle, England, and my then manager saying “Talking Heads should be the band every band aspires to, take note” and I’d never heard of them before, after that I just listened to them non-stop. My manager was right.

:: What is your favourite Album ::

‘My Aim Is True’ by Elvis Costello
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FUTURE SUMMER ’15 | first round artists announced | #future15

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Get ready: the summer’s biggest national touring festival is back and bringing you the sound of the future. The first round line-up for Future Summer ‘15 is here!

Explosive live performances, rumbling drum’n’bass deities, unmissable hip-hop kings and more – it’s one outta control line-up! Arrive at the gates ready to go for a full day’s journey, epic bass drops under the sun right through to blowing the roof off with huge, climatic headliners. It’s on: Future will be the best experience of your summer!
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MACY GRAY RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA ON HER ‘THE WAY’ TOUR

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Macy Gray will be making her much anticipated return to Australian shores on her “The Way” national tour in March 2015.

Celebrating the recent release of her highly acclaimed ninth album The Way, Macy will kick off the tour in Melbourne, with stops in Perth, Darwin, Adelaide, Lismore, Brisbane, Port Macquarie and Newcastle before wrapping up the tour at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre.
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colourspacecolour RELEASE DEBUT EP AND TRACK STREAM

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Two girls, two synths, six songs. colourspacecolour have produced a debut release of quality featuring a soundtrack of sublime electronic pop with grabs from the 80s wrapped up in the sounds of now. Produced by Andy Mak (Boy & Bear, Bertie Blackman), colourspacecolour are a breath of fresh air to the electronic music scene with upfront beats, soaring melodies and
heavenly vocals.
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GAY PARIS Unleash Video For ‘Draw, You Harlequin Saints’ + Tour Dates

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Hell is empty and all the devils are here.

That’s right, y’all, the dudes who taught the world how to shake during their epic Last Good Party tour cycle are now bringing Satan back with their third (and most Satanic) record to date. To get things started, Gay Paris will be presenting a teasing taste of the Dark Arts to come, throwing a new music video on the altar of public idol worship and hitting the road for a brief ceremony of induction for those lucky enough to get in on the early action. For those not included in the early days, do not worry, there will be time enough to beco Continue reading

SUPER BEST FRIENDS ANNOUNCE ‘OUT TONIGHT’ TOUR DATES

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Following the release of their ‘roided up new single, Canberra bred indie punk heroes Super Best Friends are set to hit the road for their Out Tonight Tour.

Featuring support from riff masters Maids in NSW, and a couple of killer festival appearances, the Bestie Boys have been liftin’ like there’s notomorrow and are ready to unveil their new guns and lineup at a club near you.
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Richard Thompson Electric Trio announces Australian Tour – March 2015

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Richard Thompson is one of the UK’s most outstanding songwriters, and an astonishing guitar player whose versatility allows him to adapt his style as each song requires. In this rare appearance, Richard will be presenting an intimate solo set as well as performing with his electric trio – Michael Jerome (drums) Taras Prodaniuk (bass/vocals).
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Biography | Gough Whitlam – “His Time” by Jenny Hocking

The much-anticipated second volume of former Labor Prime Minister Gough Whitlam’s biography.

gough-whitlamGough Whitlam, Australia’s twenty-first prime minister, swept to power in December 1972, ending twenty-three years of conservative rule. It was an ascendancy bitterly resented by some, never accepted by others, and ended with dismissal by the Governor-General barely three years later—an outcome that polarised debate and left many believing the full story had not been told.

In this much anticipated second volume of her biography of Gough Whitlam, Hocking has used previously unearthed archival material and extensive interviews with Gough Whitlam, his family, colleagues and foes, to bring the key players in these dramatic events to life.
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