Words and Pics: Ben Hosking – www.hoskingindustries.com.au
To say that we were a little concerned about Monster Magnet’s set upon reaching the HiFi Bar just as the doors were opening would be an understatement. Simply put, there was very little sign of life. Granted, it was a dismal evening with some drizzle and cold Autumn winds blowing through, but there was hot night of raucous rock and roll to be enjoyed inside.
Regardless, Sydney band Arrowhead opened the night’s festivities to an almost empty room, rocking out with an energetic mix of mid-paced stoner/desert/Sabbath vibes. The three-piece made a beautiful racket and the small crowd clearly appreciated their driving, grooving slabs of riffage.
Continue reading Live Review | Monster Magnet + King of the North + Arrowhead @ Hi-Fi Bar, Sydney – April 4, 2014
Photographer: Ben Hosking – www.hoskingindustries.com.au
Continue reading Photo Gallery | Monster Magnet + King Of The North + Arrowhead @ Hi-Fi Bar, Sydney | April 4, 2014
Photo Credit: James Lowe
Following on from the immediate sell-out of the first of two performances at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion, Kiwi chart-topper LORDE will return to Australia in April/May after wowing crowds across the US, including a pit stop at Chicago’s legendary Lollapalooza and her upcoming appearance at Coachella. Lorde is currently touring South America for Lollapalooza in Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Now Frontier Touring is delighted to announce that electronic three-piece SAFIA will join Lorde as special guest on this exciting tour!
Continue reading LORDE announces SAFIA as special guest for headline shows in Apr/May 2014
DARREN MIDDLETON, currently on tour in support of his latest album “Translations”, takes time out for Life Music Media…
:: What track changed your life ::
TNT-ACDC….blew my mind
:: What is your favourite Album ::
Hmm..Ok Computer is pretty flawless
:: Name a band or artist we should checkout ::
Jac Stone or Skipping Girl Vinegar
:: Favourite Quote ::
Carpe Diem (Written in around 28BC….that is amazing…that we still quote it today!)
:: When on tour, you can’t live without ::
Continue reading Q&A with DARREN MIDDLETON
Historically DARREN MIDDLETON is best known as the lead guitarist and songwriter from Australia’s most loved band POWDERFINGER.
His debut solo album “Translations” was released in November 2013 to an incredibly positive reception.
On Translations he presents that same knack for engaging melodies and driving motifs, but here couples it with homespun yarns amongst a loftier, intimate setting. – The Music
Continue reading Darren Middleton New Single ‘One Thing’ + Acoustic Tour
‘COVENANT’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR APRIL 2014
Performing The ‘Covenant’ Album In It’s Entirety, Followed By Classic Material
Easily one of the most famous & prominent greats in death metal, MORBID ANGEL, make a very special appearance back to Australia this coming April! Over the course of three nights of maximum intensity, MORBID ANGEL will perform the ‘COVENANT’ album in it’s entirety, followed by classic material from their influential & legendary releases in ‘Altars Of Madness’, ‘Blessed Are The Sick’ and more!!!
Continue reading MORBID ANGEL ‘COVENANT’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR APRIL 2014 – Support Acts Announced!!
Before the 10th annual Gum Ball hits the exquisite bush of Belford in the Hunter Valley, the festival has released its program as well as made three exciting new additions to the impressively diverse program.
The exciting new additions include Australian grunge rock icon Adalita, famed surf film producer Andrew Kidman and his ethereal band The Windy Hills, as well as spectacular local troubadours The Lairs.
The three acts will join bands such as King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Jinja Safari and Adrian Edmondson on the Friday evening, whilst the Saturday program will see a packed day of genre -hopping with the Hoodoo Gurus performing around 10pm before an all star band led by Nicky Bomba enters stage left to close out the festival in a massive 10 year celebration.
Continue reading THE GUM BALL | April 2014 | More Bands and Full Program Announced!
Hammersonic Festival always selects and brings to you the best metal bands with some of biggest names as the headliner. This is the spirit of Hammersonic.
Continue reading Hammersonic Festival – Jakarta International Metal Festival | Sunday April 27th 2014
From beyond the majestic shadow of Matthew McConaughey’s signature hum emerges Australia’s favourite mashup duo, Yacht Club DJs, with brand new mixtape Oddity Number 5 in tow. It’s a free download brimming with Yacht Club’s fearless repertoire; a one-hour banger fest that’ll have you fanging for the weekend, stockpiling the party mixers and wondering what ever did happen to 90’s buzz-babe Mya (not all that much).
Continue reading Yacht Club DJs Unveil “Oddity Number 5” Mixtape Ahead Of East Coast Tour
Sydney outfit Divide & Conquer have announced they will release their long awaited debut EP, “Long Story Short”, on April 1st to iTunes and embark on “The Long Story Short Tour” in a run of dates during April.
Divide & Conquer are known for their energetic performances and are looking forward to showcasing songs from the post-summer release, smashing up some stages and getting into people’s faces on this compact tour run.
Continue reading Divide & Conquer announce The “Long Story Short” Tour – April 2014
The Acacia Strain don’t like labels. Who does? Instead, they’re just an all encompassing ‘Heavy’ and heavy has no boundaries. Since forming in Massachusetts USA in 2001, the band have released six album, two splits, done an awesome cover of Slayer’s Seasons In The Abyss, toured with everyone from Hatebreed to Crowbar to The Casualties (and so many variously styled bands in between), played the Warped Tour and cracked the top 200 with two albums. Simply being ‘Heavy’ releases the shackles and truly lets a band do what they want. In 2012 they signed to Rise Records and released their latest and most crushing effort Death Is The Only Mortal. Later that same year they were involved in a rollover accident but it only slowed them down, it did not stop them.
Continue reading The Acacia Strain | Announce National Tour for April/May 2014
Joining the lineup in Brisbane will be the eclectic metal five-piece The Matador, whose live show is one of the best in the city. Rounding out that bill will be the lush and melancholic ambient duo theseashallnothavethem.
In Adelaide, support comes from fiery metal quartet Valiant Jones. They’ll be joined by the brooding, doom-tinged ambience of instrumental trio Last Days of Kali.
Continue reading Russian Circles announce Australian Tour April/May 2014 – Local Supports Announced!
Australia’s favourite artist/adopted daughter Lorde is pleased to announce a run of huge dates around the country next month.
Since emerging just 18 months ago, the 17 year old’s achievements have been numerous and significant, thanks to a string of instant-classic singles (Royals, Tennis Court, Team) and a classy debut, Pure Heroine: 350 million+ Youtube views; record-breaking chart results around the world; a couple of Grammys and a Brit Award; and critical praise from everyone from Kanye to Bowie, to name but a few.
Continue reading Lorde announces all-ages tour this April/May