|The Fever is spreading. Bullet for My Valentine is infectious!
“Bullet For My Valentine pummelled a sold-out main hall with riffs and harmonic angst so unbridled that the gathered nearly came unglued at times.” Mike Daniel – Dallas News
It is hardly a secret. Bullet For My Valentine are this generations greatest exponents of metal. Not simply because of one, two or even three amazing albums destined to be classics in the genre; but also because of the manifest evolution – with each album pointing the way to peaks that remain beyond the powers of ordinary bands.
|Catch Midnight Juggernauts on Thursday 12 August at The Gov in Adelaide, Saturday 14 August at The Capitol in Perth, Thursday 19 August at The Forum in Melbourne, Friday 20 August at The Forum in Sydney, and Saturday 21 August at the Hi Fi in Brisbane. Tickets are on sale now for all shows.
The Crystal Axis had its genesis in early 2009 when Midnight Juggernauts wired themselves into a house on a remote stretch of coastal New South Wales. Emerging with a collection of songs ripe for recording at Melbourne’s Sing Sing studios, the band again opted to self-produce with engineer Chris Moore (TV on the Radio, Yeasayer, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Liars) facilitating.
|Multi-platinum selling, ARIA & APRA nominated Sydney group Thirsty Merc have announced an 18-date national tour this June/July. Taking in eight states/territories, the MOUSETRAP HEART tour will showcase brand new tracks off Thirsty Merc’s forthcoming album, as well as reinterpret some of Australia’s favourite songs from the band’s first two albums.|
|Once again, KARNIVOOL, Perth’s hugely successful purveyors of heavy rock prove their popularity and status on the live music scene! With 8 shows on their national tour sold out the band is pleased to announce final extra shows to cope with demand for the New Day tour – their last national headline Australian tour for their Sound Awake album.|
|Band of Horses is Ben Bridwell, Creighton Barrett, Ryan Monroe, Tyler Ramsey and Bill Reynolds. Though the band formed in Seattle, the gents hail from the southeastern United States, specifically the Carolinas. ‘Infinite Arms’ is the follow up to the critically acclaimed ‘Everything All The Time’ (2006) and ‘Cease to Begin’ (2007), and marks the recording debut of Ramsey and Reynolds, both long time touring members of the group. The band have become a|
cohesive force with all members making invaluable contributions to the unmistakable sound that Bridwell has crafted since the band’s inception. As Bridwell himself concedes, “in many ways, this is the first Band of Horses record.” Continue reading
Illusive Entertainment announced that LA trendsetters and rulers of indie hip-hop – Shwayze and Cisco Adler – are returning to Australia after their brief sold out East Coast tour of Australia in February. The June dates will see the duo taking in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and for the first time, Adelaide and Perth.
Shwayze (a.k.a Aaron Smith) and his partner in crime, Cisco Adler, are no overnight success story. Shwayze’s self-titled debut album ushered the unlikely duo to unlikely heights. A string of multiple hits (Buzzin’, Corona and Lime) fueled by millions of internet plays carried them to top ten album sales, landed them a coveted slot on the Vans Warped Tour, and turned them into reality television stars on MTV.
In early 2010, Shwayze and Cisco released their highly acclaimed sophomore album, Let It Beat, which quickly propelled them to a whole new level. The first single, Get U Home, was the feature song for the ’09 film Sorority Row. Since then, Shwayze has gone on to appear on the Jimmy Kimmel Live Show, performed on Good Morning America, as well as being featured in a nation wide ad campaign for Pontiac Vibe. In a twelve-month span that has seen him sell two million singles and headline festivals like the Vans Warped Tour and Bamboozle, it’s evident that Shwayze’s breath of fresh air has been welcomed with open arms – the same arms that carry him atop wild moshpits on a near daily basis.
The Knux The now-LA-based, New Orleans hip-hop duo, are the new comers on the scene and quickly building a massive buzz. From losing their family home in New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina, to seeing the light at the end of the tunnel when the guys got signed to Paul Rosenberg’s Management Company (Blink-182 & Eminem) and inking a record deal with Universal Music. In the summer of ‘07 the guys would finish up their debut album, and hit the road with Common on his Finding Fever tour. Since then, the guys haven’t looked back. With music that channels as acts as diverse as Outkast, Tha Pharcyde or The Strokes, they have created a truly unique sound. Catch The Knux on their first Australian Tour.
Shwayze featuring Cisco Adler
Dj Jason Smith
Australia – June 2010
Tickets on sale from Thursday 20th May 2010
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Saturday 19th June 2010 The Espy MELBOURNE 18+
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In an announcement that has been long awaited by rock fans, Mark Lanegan will perform a series of shows across Australia and New Zealand for The Frontier Touring Company. The July shows will be his first solo tour since 2004, sharing with us an array of his impressive and extensive back catalogue.
With a musical career spawning from the early Seattle ‘grunge’ days, Mark Lanegan is a creature of undying integrity and an ever existing nuance. He has been noted as a poetic misfit whose lyrics remain forever etched in your memory long past first hearing them. Continue reading
|Macabre blends elements of true crime, math rock, nursery rhymes, punk, thrash, folk melodies, death metal, jazz fusion, black metal and more into an energetic, catchy and unmistakable amalgam, refers to Macabre’s signature style. It’s a genre of one. The all-too-true tales of man’s inhumanity to man are delivered with knife-edge precision, interspersed with Corporate Death’s patented (back when he was a toddler) screech.
Fast and heavy, with a focus on things that make happy shiny people cringe, the original members, Corporate Death (guitar and vocals), Nefarious (bass and vocals) and Dennis the Menace (drums) are still together. Macabre have brought mayhem to the world in the past decade, playing dozens countries over the years.
Macabre’s rabid fans, including members of bands ranging from Carcass to Slipknot, relish the band’s tight and increasingly sophisticated music; they exult in their musical chops as much as in the band’s sense of humor, their killer music, and its deadly subjects.
|Joey Cape and Tony Sly are two names synonymous with modern punk rock, frontmen for leading Californian pop punk bands Lagwagon and No Use For A Name respectively. With each having accumulated over two decades worth of credibility and a burgeoning fan base around the globe, this dream team is set to tour Australia this May!|
[Photos: Stuart Blythe]
|Aussie rock heroes British India release their smashing new album ‘Avalanche’ and to celebrate the release these rock & roll mavericks are going on a national album launch tour. Featuring hit singles ‘Vanilla’ and ‘Beneath The Satellites,’ this is British India’s third and finest studio album yet! Jam packed with brilliant pop melodies, high-octane rock & roll, and the lyrical genius of singer Declan Melia; ‘Avalanche’ takes the garage pop which has characterized British India’s initial success to new heights.
|Following a run of spectacular shows in Paris with Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu and The John Butler Trio in the UK – including a tour finale at London’s prestigious Hammersmith Apollo – Mama Kin is pleased to announce that she will be supporting The Cat Empire on their forthcoming national tour.
Mama Kin has been confirmed to hit the road with The Cat Empire for their August and September dates, criss-crossing the country to play a string of shows in Australia’s major venues. An ideal opportunity to celebrate the release of Beat and Holler, Mama Kin will be showcasing material from her debut album.
Mama Kin is equal parts raconteur and soulstress: a sassy femme fatale who draws on her experiences of love, life and heartache.
Her bittersweet melodies soar with stomping piano and swampy beats, traversing the riotous, the raw and the intimate. Continue reading
|Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier announced a national tour to celebrate the launch of their latest album Half Man Half Woman, out early May.
A record half full of acoustic instruments and half full of the space that’s left in between the notes, Half Man Half Woman chronicles love in the middle ages, life in the 21st century and the human condition of now, then and what will be. It’s an album that gives equal weight to an eight minute rant, a 90 second instrumental miniature and a song sung by their three young daughters.
Ever since Conway and Zygier joined forces they have pursued a career of musical unpredictability. From the folk rock, platinum selling String of Pearls to the critically acclaimed electronica of My Third Husband, to the woody
warmth, country tinged Summertown, there have been roads less travelled and many musics explored in between. Continue reading
[Photos: Anna Kanci]
|The last few months have seen brother and sister duo Angus and Julia Stone go from strength to strength. With a #1 Gold album (fast approaching platinum) and a national SOLD OUT tour under their belts the pair have since been touring the UK, Europe, USA and Canada, gathering further accolades. ‘Down the Way’ came in at #19 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart in the USA, #40 in France and have just completed their sold out UK dates,|
with The Times saying about the pairs shepherds bush empire show – ‘triumphant’. Angus & Julia go on to tour Europe then a headline spot at the UK’s biggest Music Convention/Festival – The Great Escape. Continue reading
|Following his hugely successful 2008 Australian live tour of his hit show Tinselworm, British comic and musician Bill Bailey returns down under with his brand new live show, Bill Bailey Live.
Kicking off on Thursday, 1 July in Newcastle, the tour will take in Newcastle, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Launceston, Hobart, Melbourne and Sydney, before culminating in Canberra on Friday 30 July.
Following his performances at London’s Royal Albert Hall and the resulting critically acclaimed BBC2 television broadcast, last autumn Bill enjoyed a very successful UK tour of his
“Kasabian conjures the ghosts of Brit rock titans for one of the decade’s most thrilling and memorable live experiences” – Channel [V]
|Ounce for ounce, Kasabian are the most exciting British rock band of this decade.
Whether playing a secret show in a small pub in Ireland, The Glastonbury Festival or working a sold out Wembley Stadium, they come, they conquer and always metaphorically (and sometimes physically) destroy all that come before them. Continue reading