THE DAMN TRUTH – NOW OR NOWHERE Released – May 2021
Montreal-based rock band The Damn Truth have recently bubbled up from an underground presence with the release of their third album, Now Or Nowhere, mostly produced by the legendary Bob Rock who got heavily involved in the recording process by introducing the band to a range of vintage guitars and amps to tie in with the 1970’s attitude and live sound.
A regular event in the Mangrove Mountain hall in the past 8 years, thanks to the enthusiasm of promoter Ryan Howard, an evening of Blues / Folk / Roots music from a range of local and national artists, this weekend saw the multi-talented Ash Grunwald head the bill, and he agreed to do two shows to assist with the COVID-19 capacity restrictions.
Australian alt favourites Slowly Slowlyhave announced a huge list of added dates and venue upgrades to their 2021 national headline tour, and revealed label-mates Yours Truly as special guests. It comes after the band played a huge set at Live At The Bowl alongside Ocean Alley, Maddy Jane & The Grogans last week, and ahead along the east coast with Full Tilt Festival shortly.
After consultations with NSW Health and the NSW Minister for Health, Brad Hazzard, sadly they have arrived at the decision that it is in the interests of the safety of everyone the festival be cancelled over the Easter period and re-scheduled to a later date.
Hey Sydney! We have some exciting news to share with you. You’ve waited so patiently, and the wait is now over as we’re stoked to reveal Full Tilt Festival is heading your way. That’s right, the biggest alternative music festival will be held at Bella Vista Farm on July 31 with its huge all Australian line-up joining Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide dates.
THE L.A. MAYBE DIRTY DAMN TRICKS Released – March 26 2021
The L.A. Maybe is a 6-piece rock ‘n’ roll band hailing from the southern heat of the Carolinas. If you’re a fan of Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, or Van Halen, with a touch of Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Black Crowes then you will feel right at home adding these guys to your record collection.
THE TREATMENT Waiting For Good Luck Released – April 9 2021
Waiting For Good Luck is the fifth full-length album from British hard rockers The Treatment, who have now cemented their position in the rock world in their own right, over the past 12 years and 4 previous album releases. Showcasing an intense sonic power only hinted at thus far, the band is truly firing on all cylinders now with the 2021 release.
CHEZ KANE Released – 12th March 2021 Frontiers Music
A talented, young vocalist who fronts, with her two sisters, the UK melodic rock band Kane’d, Chez Kane was brought to the attention of the label after conversations with Danny Rexon of Crazy Lixx about the possibility of him scouting and producing some exciting new talent. Subsequently, Danny started working on some demos with Chez and the label did not pass up the opportunity to collaborate on this solo album as a songwriter and producer, that also happened to mastered by one Erik Mårtensson from Swedish AOR monsters, Eclipse.
ULTIMATE AUSSIE ALT ROCK FESTIVAL SPRING LOADED SET TO THRILL AUS WITH NINE COLOSSAL SHOWS IN 2021
After the blockbuster success of the inaugural festival in Queensland pre-covid, Empire Touring is elated to announce Spring Loaded is back and larger than ever, declaring a triumphant return to live music with nine festival dates set to rock around Australia in a bid to pay homage to some of the country’s most beloved festivals gone by including Big Day Out and Homebake. With a colossal lineup dripping in 90s Aussie alt rock nostalgia, 2021’s shows boast a haul of the decade’s most celebrated acts, including Grinspoon, You Am I, Regurgitator, Jebediah, Magic Dirt, Frenzal Rhomb, Custard, The Fauves, The Meanies, Tumbleweed, Screamfeeder, Caligula and MC Lindsay ‘The Doctor’ McDougall.
The Press Release for The Dust Coda‘s forthcoming album Mojo Skyline tells us that it was recorded at Modern World Studios with the multi-platinum, award-winning producer Clint Murphy (Manic Street Preachers, Thunder, Devilskin), and offers a plenitude of tracks that leap across the spectrum of rock’n’roll, containing half a decade’s worth of the band’s raw soul and innermost demons.