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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JOHN LEGEND ‘The All of Me Tour’ December 2014 with special guest Dami Im

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The supremely talented, #1 charting neo-soul singer JOHN LEGEND is set to thrill his Australian fans this December.

Legend today announced a national headline tour in support of his fourth highly acclaimed album, Love in the Future, featuring six-times platinum ARIA #1 single All of Me.

An Evening with John Legend – teaming the multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter with his super talented band plus a guest string section – promises an intimate show not to be missed, featuring Legend’s intoxicating vocals and incredible musicianship.
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Biography | Something Quite Peculiar : The Church. The Music. The Mayhem – Steve Kilbey

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With some 37 years in the music industry, Steve Kilbey has some stories to tell. Best known as the lead singer and enigmatic front man, songwriter, bassist of The Church, Steve has experienced both amazing international success and all the excesses that go with it, as well as a well known heroin addiction that delivered some very dark times. The Church has been a significant and constant influence on the Australian music industry and readers will be keen to hear from one of the industry’s most successful, creative and long-standing key protagonists.
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Live Review | The Tea Party @ Palais Theatre, Melbourne – October 12, 2014

Review by Ben Connolly
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The Tea Party set kicks off with a new album (“The Ocean at The End” ) sandwich of The L.O.C. and The Black Sea (with a filling of perennial favourite The Bazaar) highlighting just how crunchy the new offering is. Gone is the flowery bloat and overly-earnest emotive slather which marred the late-career albums, in its stead a return to the screeching wail of a well-throttled Les Paul backed by a thumping backline.
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Live Review | Hot Chocolate at Wests New Lambton – October 15, 2014

Review and photos by David Jackson

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Sipping hot chocolate on a cold night is anyone’s idea of pleasure, watching one of the most successful bands of the 70’s play live is perhaps double this.

With a career spanning some 44 years and a huge catalogue of hits, Hot Chocolate entered the stage. Lead by relatively new singer Kennie Simon (Simon joined as lead vocals in 2010) and followed by original members Patrick Olive (Bass), Harvey Hinsley (guitarist) and Tony Connor (drummer), they opened the set with “Everyone’s a Winner”.
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SARAH BELKNER RELEASES ‘WITH YOU’ SINGLE ON 24 OCTOBER AND TOUR

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SARAH BELKNER RELEASES ‘WITH YOU’ SINGLE ON 24 OCTOBER
+ ANNOUNCES INTIMATE SHOWS
FORTHCOMING DEBUT ALBUM TO BE RELEASED 2015

Sydney based singer, songwriter, arranger and composer, Sarah Belkner, triumphantly comes out from behind her much-praised previous moniker ‘Miss Little’, to announce her forthcoming first studio album – the first single, WITH YOU.

Released on 24 October, the first single to be lifted from the album could be described as a modern day love song; A glimpse into a situation many people find themselves in in relationships. The frustration of outside distractions and the day to day mundane when all anyone really wants is to just to be loved and to be with that person without complication.
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