Easy To Love is the new autumn offering by Sydney four piece The Jezabels, another prominent track off the band’s second EP She’s So Hard (November 2009). Trailing the infectious first single ‘Hurt Me’, Easy To Love further cements the band’s signature drum/guitar shuffle, highlighting the effective dynamics of a well-placed silence, filled with the haunting and harmoniously sweet backing vocals of keyboardist Heather Shannon. Continue reading
|Drawing from the NGV ’s Collection of Australian Fashion and Textiles, Australian Made: 100 Years of Fashion will look at the rise fashion in Australia from the 1850s to 1950s. The exhibition will include some rare early examples of labelled garments from the mid 19th century and a range of dresses, tailored items and accessories that were made and retailed in Australia during this period.
Fashion has played a vital role in Australia since first European settlement. Whether reflecting status and position in a newly formed society, or exhibiting new found wealth and flamboyance, the language of fashion was of the utmost importance for the burgeoning Australian society.
EMI Music Australia announced the signing of Perth’s Birds Of Tokyo on the eve of their third album release.
It has been an epic journey, yielding epic results, and Birds Of Tokyo are back home from recording their new album, ready to hit the road again and pumped to be part of EMI Music; one of the world’s leading music companies. Continue reading
|Get ready Australia – two of the world’s greatest Metal bands are hitting Australian shores this May/June! Together for the first time down under, Unearth and The Black Dahlia Murder co-headline a tour that will slaughter anything you have heard before. Combining the hardcore and extreme metal of Unearth and the Swedish-influenced blackened thrash of The Black Dahlia Murder, this double-hitter of American Metal muscle will be melting faces in a five-city tour of Australia.|
|As details were announced today that Melbourne’s own JET will join Brisbane’s Powderfinger on their upcoming national ‘Sunsets – The Farewell Tour’ throughout September and October, the million plus album selling rockers will be in Australia for a promotional tour from Tuesday April 13 to Friday April 16. Earlier this week, Jet’s She’s A Genius hit was announced as one of the nominated APRA ‘Song Of The Year’ Awards along with Empire Of The Sun, The Middle East, Temper Trap and others.|
The 2010 winner will be announced at the APRA Awards on Monday 21st June.
|The most antipodean of holidays, ANZAC Day is coming up & Mistletone is celebrating by bringing New Zealand pop royals The Bats back across the Tasman. Following last year’s sold-out (and long overdue!) Sydney and Melbourne shows, The Bats are now finally coming to Brissy!
The Bats play The Troubadour on Saturday, April 24 with support from Greg Brady & the Anchors and The Deadnotes with The Legend!
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|Biffy Clyro have announced new tour dates for Brisbane 18th The Hi Fi, Melbourne 19th The Hi Fi and Sydney 20th Metro this May.
Coming after the mammoth success of fourth album ‘Puzzle’, ‘Only Revolutions’ is a further step-up for the Ayrshire trio in an album filled with joy, grit & absolute determination. The new album, ‘Only Revolutions’ includes Top 10 Singles ‘That Golden Rule, ‘Mountains’ & ‘The Captain”.
|Iconic American psych-folkster Daniel Johnston toured Australia for the first (and possibly only) time earlier this year and, as is his habit, he researched and then invited a local artist to join him on stage as his ‘backing-band’. Honoured, Old Man River took up the challenge and on that tour Australian audiences for the first time heard music from the forthcoming album, simply titled – ‘Trust’. The excitement and reaction was undeniable. Old Man River has returned with something very special.|
Now Old Man River embarks on his first headline tour in more than 2 years Continue reading
From playing to thousands of screaming fans whilst supporting hipsters Cobra Starship and Owl City, to skydiving in their underpants whilst live on air for Austereo’s Hot 30: it’s all in a day’s work for Sydney band Amy Meredith. Next on the agenda is finishing off the current Oz tour dates with US stars Stereophonics and then it’s right into a national headline tour of their own with special guests TONIGHT ALIVE! All of this before they’ve even released their debut album, Restless, this coming June!
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|Brother and sister duo Angus & Julia Stone are making their mark on 2010. With a new album, Down The Way having just been released, the Stone siblings embarked on an Australian tour to promote this wonderful new release for a wide circle of fans. The stage had been decorated into a furnished room, which lamps, old cameras, and a backdrop made of wallpaper decor’ and old photo frames. The term ‘Intimate gig’ could not have been truer, despite being played at the Palace.|
Opening up the night in Melbourne was local singer songwriter Lavelle Collins. Playing solo with only his guitar in hand, Collins played a somewhat generic folk set.
Playing an acoustic set due to two of Boy & Bear’s band member’s being on tour with Laura Marling, Boy & Bear was comprised of a trio tonight. Reminiscent of the UK’s Mumford & Sons, Boy & Bear are such a wonderful band to watch perform. Such being, it was incredibly disappointing to see the three remaining members having to compete with the chatter of a crowd who really did not care. Many moments of perfect harmonies were blown away by the chatter of some stoned/drunk girls in the front of the floor area. Regardless of this, paying attention to the band, we were treated to a strong, honest and wonderful set which was closed with the excellent Mexican Mavis. Boy & Bear have an EP released in stores and online soon.
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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of their classic 1980 album, “Doolittle”, Pixies – Black Francis, Kim Deal, Joey Santiago and David Lovering have embarked on a very special tour. ‘The Doolittle Tour’ – which arrives in Australia in March 2010. Selling out shows left, right and centre all around Australia! This is the first night in Melbourne at Festival Hall and I felt like this monkey has gone to heaven, photographing one of my all time FAV bands. Seeing Black Francis, up so close, while he singing/screaming “TAME” was fantastic!
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Supporting the reformed Pavement on their aussie tour are another reformed band, Gersey.
Gersey is an Australian rock band based in Melbourne, which formed in 1997. The band is composed of Craig Jackson (vocals, bass), Daryl Bradie (guitar), Matt Davis (guitar), Danny Tulen (drums) and Drew Pearse (keyboards).