|In 2010 Ben Sherman return to present their annual live music love-in; the Ben Sherman Big British Sound. Following the huge success of the Big British Sound’s debut in Sydney last year, Ben Sherman have decided to take the show on the road, and will host the Big British Sound in Melbourne, as well as Sydney, for the first time this year.
What is the Ben Sherman Big British Sound exactly? Each year Ben Sherman selects a range of the best emerging artists in Australian independent music to come together and celebrate Ben Sherman’s British music heritage. Each band throws one or two covers into their set from British artists they are influenced by, or who they simply dig.
If there’s one band in this country who has sold in excess of half a million albums, singles, DVDs collectively across their relatively short career, it’s the always get on ya feet and dance, The Cat Empire!
EMI Music Australia proudly announced that Melbourne’s own The Cat Empire have re-signed with the label and set to celebrate their successful 6 year relationship with the release of their fourth studio album ‘Cinema’ on Friday June 25. Continue reading The Cat Empire Announce New Album ‘Cinema’ and Tour
|Sydney quartet The Holidays announce East Coast headline dates to coincide with the release of their imminent new single Golden Sky. Summer’s throes may have vanished but the band has emerged from their Sydney studio with another sun-drenched tune that channels warm nights and cloudless skies. Golden Sky, delivered to radio shortly, blends wild percussion, sing-a-long chant choruses, falsetto vocals and squawking guitars into an action packed, yet equally sublime journey.|
It comes hot on the heels of the acclaimed single Moonlight Hours, which reached # 1 on Triple J’s playlist earlier this year and re-configured the band’s musical GPS. Continue reading The Holidays – East Coast Headliner Tour May-June 2010
|Few artists in rock history can carry off the single moniker, and carry it with gravitas.
SLASH is one of that rare breed.
Since emerging with Guns N’ Roses, SLASH has been one of the world’s most sought after guitarists. Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Quentin Tarantino and so many other fellow icons have sought his services in order to make the good sound great.
Critics and fans alike still debate the greatest rock riff of all time with “Sweet Child O’ Mine” consistently taking top honors. Time Magazine placed SLASH second only to Jimi Hendrix amongst the greatest guitarists of all time.
|Delivering potent, intelligent, memorable melodies with a noisy cohesion and howling passion, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have never succumbed to the safe path or released records to please the suits.
From the sparse, literate and deeply hypnotic killer tunes of ‘Howl’ to the simmering sexuality of ‘Baby 81’, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have always sought to personify, celebrate, and finally eulogize the ravaged sound of bar-bred, blue-collar rock.
|After their incendiary performances on the 2009 Soundwave festival, Destroy All Lines, Blunt Magazine and Killyourstereo.com and are pleased to announce that Florida’s EVERGREEN TERRACE will be hitting our shores this May to celebrate the release of their latest record, Almost Home. Along for the ride will be fellow Floridian outfit CASEY JONES and local hard men DROPSAW.|
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 The Jezabels New Single – Easy To Love
|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 Birds Of Tokyo Partners with EMI Music Australia
|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.
Continue reading Jet Announce Promotional Visit April 13 – 16
|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 Old Man River Announces Headline Tour