Album Review | FLYING COLORS – “Second Nature”

Review by Peter Coates
FCAlbumThe second album from progressive rock “supergroup / side-project” Flying Colors is released in Australia on October 3rd 2014 and perpetuates the initial basis for the band, formed in 2012, of seeking to combine virtuoso progressive rock musicians with a melodic pop singer / songwriter, and see what happens.

The musicians are all enormously experienced and influential heavyweights from the modern and progressive rock world, featuring Steve Morse (Deep Purple / Kansas / Dixie Dregs) on guitars, Neal Morse (Spock’s Beard / Transatlantic) on keyboards, Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater / Transatlantic / Adrenaline Mob / Winery Dogs) on drums, and Dave LaRue (Dixie Dregs / Satriani / Vai) on bass – with Casey McPherson (Alpha Rev) providing the songwriting and vocals.
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NOIRE are a new and exciting band from Sydney. Their second single ‘Those Days’ was recorded with multi-ARIA award-winning producer Wayne Connolly (The Vines, You Am I, Youth Group).

NOIRE posses a pop sensibility that is dark as it is colourful and as emotional as it is uplifting.

Up Coming Shows:

Thursday 11th September – The Forresters Hotel w/ Bust Lip + Stone Ape

Saturday 27th September – Surry Hills Festival (Velvet Cave Stage)

Those Days

The Peep Tempel – Tales Tour Announced

The Peep TempelThere’s something so harmonious about the sound of an organic buzz. The hum of excitement circulating about the new album from Melbourne’s The Peep Tempel is subtle but undeniable. In anticipation of the release of their second album Tales, The Peep Tempel have fed the hungry harmonies with several new tour dates, extended album art from much-admired illustrator Tim Molloy and served up an additional track from the forthcoming release, which is already being met with significant praise…
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TRIVIUM With Very Special Guests IN FLAMES Announce Australian Tour

With a swag of awards and sold out stadium tours across the globe left in their wake, TRIVIUM will be returning to Australia this November with very special guests IN FLAMES.

Widely tipped for greatness (some prophecies come true!) after their successful sophomore release, ‘Ascendancy’ in 2005, Kerrang! declared it “the most skull-peeling collection of pulverising metal grooves and fretboard annihilation you’ll hear in a long time.” Four studio albums later, TRIVIUM are continuing their climb towards metal greatness with the release of their new album, ‘Vengeance Falls’. “Drawing together crunchy riffs, snarling vitriol, blistering shred-fests and stadium sized choruses it ticks all the boxes.” – Alternative Press
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Pat Tierny (2)Brisbane Blues ‘n’ Roots musician Pat Tierney today releases the film clip for his brand new single Love We’re Looking For. The video follows a day in the life of the roots sensation and a slew of picturesque Brisbane locations. Directed, filmed and edited by John Skillington of Blueroom Productions, the film clip offers a visual to Tierney’s warm, Australian soul.
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The Blurst Of Times Festival – final lineup announced for Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney


The Blurst Of Times Festival – it was the little Brisbane festival that could and now – only a year after it first debuted in Fortitude Valley with the likes of Violent Soho and Velociraptor – is rapidly becoming the tri-state, east coast that can do and is doing as it swells even further with a second lineup announcement.
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Dead Letter Circus Announce National Tour – December 2014

Off the back of their Reimagine Acoustic tour, which was sold out a month in advance, and their stunning “acoustic and strings” Stand Apart EP, which dropped out of the blue into #24 on the ARIA Charts, Dead Letter Circus are pleased to announce a national tour for December, with 7 shows reaching all capital cities, plus a couple of regional jaunts.
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Live Review | Devildriver + Whitechapel @ The Hi-Fi, Sydney – September 6, 2014

Words and Pics: Ben Hosking –

With a line waiting out front that stretched around the corner and up the street, there was no question tonight’s show with US metal bands Whitechapel and Devildriver was going to be a brutal one. While it’s unfortunate that most of those people would miss the opening act due to the HiFi’s super slow entry process (to the extent that the tour manager would have to delay Whitechapel’s start time until everyone was allowed in well past 9pm), Whitechapel and Devildriver no doubt made every single punter in the full room forget about any annoying delays.
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Live Review | The Amity Affliction + Architects + Issues + Stray From The Path + Deez Nuts @ Hordern Pavilion, Sydney

Arriving at The Hordern Pavilion I found myself meeting a swarm of dark cladded fans, sporting their war paint indicating that the night would be anything but peaceful. But who can blame them? With a line-up that boasts a solid blend of homegrown talent and international stars, what awaited everyone was a fierce display of talent and memorable performances.

With 5,000 die hard fans trying to getting into the show, the beginning of the night seemed slow and to tie that in with compulsory check-in for bags. The stage was almost bare when Deez Nuts arrived. Throwing their unique blend of Rapcore with heavy undertones, the boys played to faithful fans who made damn sure that they would witness the whole set and while things started to pour outside, the heated atmosphere inside the venue opened up the opportunity for a warm-up moshpit.
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