Following sell-out shows as part of his 2014 30:30 Hindsight tour, Jimmy Barnes is once again getting ready to pack his bags and hit the stage for the Flesh and Wood Acoustic Tour 2015, commencing in Brisbane on Friday, 3 July before heading to Toowoomba, Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne for one night only over the following weekends.
Have a listen to Sydney based Surf Rock/Roots legends Mar Haze latest single ‘Here She Comes’.
Multi-platinum alt-rock trio SEETHER will be returning to Australia to celebrate the release of their 6th album ‘Isolate And Medicate’.
Having sold over 5 million albums, SEETHER is the biggest rock act to come out of South Africa ever! From headline runs to festival appearances all across the globe, the band has amassed an exceptionally loyal fan base, and this is a band that ensures every single performance delivers their fans all they could possibly want.
Following an incredibly successful first tour of Australia in August 2014, Anathema are set to return in October 2015 for a series of acoustic concerts. On this second trip Down Under, Anathema will also perform in New Zealand, Adelaide and Perth for the first time ever!
Photographer: Pete Coorey
Interview by Stuart Blythe
Photo Credit Maria de Vera
Firstly, congratulations on the release of your new album – Restless Years.
This is your first album in six years. How was the recording process, the people involved and seeing the release of the album?
Oh, well I met Mitch Cairns, Danny Spencer and Johnny Salerno on the Good Times tour last year. They were the backing band and I loved their feel so I asked them to be my studio band. Bill Risby already was my keyboard player, and was on the tour as well, so together they became the recording band. I already had demos I’d made of all the songs so we got together at Mitch’s studio in Melbourne after the tour last winter and put the basic album together. Then we did overdubs there and vocals and backing vocals at my own studio in Sydney. It was a pretty painless operation really (one of the easiest albums I’ve ever recorded) thanks to the talent of all the great singers and musicians I was working with. Now these guys are my live band too.
Photographer: David Jackson
By Wanda Hill
Bluesfest Day 5
After nights of heavy rain it was stunning to have a beautiful sun shining day for the Bluesfest 2015 finale. The crowds had thinned, the earth underfoot had dried up a bit, and the feeling in the air was relaxed and easy. People were united in the agreement – its our last day here, let’s just chill and enjoy.
Photographer: Stuart Blythe