“We sit around on couches, buying what we think makes us who we are, like a hungry ghost”, it was these words from Kalle Lasn’s book Culture Jam that resonated with Violent Soho’s Luke Boerdam and acted as a major influence on him while penning the Mansfield (4122) band’s highly acclaimed third record, Hungry Ghost, which has subsequently lead to ‘Soho’ (as their loyal fans refer to them as) enjoying a whirlwind of success over the last nine months.
Violent Soho will be heading out on their biggest national tour to date this July and taking Melbourne’s The Smith Street Band with them as special guest supports – a tour that promises to wow crowds all over the country and have kids jumping from everything in sight.
Continue reading VIOLENT SOHO announce biggest headline tour to date with special guests THE SMITH STREET BAND
Frontier Touring has announced that brother-sister duo Broods will be joining Ellie Goulding on her forthcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand!
This tops off what has been a huge year for Georgia and Caleb Nott from Nelson, New Zealand with the release of their hugely successful debut single ‘Bridges’ (watch the clip for ‘Bridges’ here) and their first self-titled EP (download Broods EP here).
Since its release in October last year, the single has racked up almost half a million plays on Soundcloud, in addition to the duo nearing 12,000 likes on Facebook!
Continue reading ELLIE GOULDING announces BROODS as support on Australia & New Zealand 2014 tour
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
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
Tickets on sale now from www.360music.com.au
Rising Perth star Coin Banks and Melbourne’s LEVA will be joining 360 as main supports on all dates on the Utopia Regional Tour, alongside Lane Harry x Ike Campbell, also 360’s only support for his forthcoming date at the Eaton’s Hill Hotel in Brisbane this month, KALE for all Northern NSW shows, Lee Monro x Ello C in Wollongong, Mistress of Ceremony in Victoria, and Creed Birch opening proceedings for all WA shows.
Continue reading Tour News – 360 Announce Supports for the UTOPIA Regional Dates – 2015
Rabble-rousing, good times WA skate-punks The Decline are stoked to announce they’ll be unleashing a fresh 5-track EP and kicking off a national tour real soon. Pee Records are proud to present the fully crowd-funded, fully sick ‘Can I Borrow A Feeling?’ EP.
More than 8 years in and two albums deep, The Decline are a respected and recognisable name amongst the international punk community. 2013 was a stand-out year for the local stalwarts; they supported long time heroes Descendents, undertook a month-long European outing, a Japanese tour with 90’s So-Cal super-band Implants (members of Strung Out, Pulley) and an epic Australian tour with Isreali punkers Useless ID. These efforts earned them a WAMi nomination in the punk/hardcore category and ensured they came out of the gates strong in 2014, nabbing a coveted afternoon slot at the Perth Soundwave festival. It’s clear that the force rages strong with these guys.
Continue reading The Decline announce new EP And National Tour
Never one to think inside the box, Alison Wonderland announces her most ambitious and original project to date – presenting the ‘Wonderland Warehouse Project’. Joined by shooting star Wave Racer and rising star Young Franco, the Sydney-based producer/DJ will turn a number of remarkable properties into temporary party temples as she embarks on a national tour of unique, secret Warehouse spaces.
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**** Tour Update ****
Due to overwhelming demand a second Melbourne show on Thursday, 18 September, at the Palais Theatre has been added to Tina Arena’s National Reset Tour.
Tina said today “I’m overwhelmed and thrilled with the amazing reaction from fans for The Reset Tour, my first pop show in ten years. Thank you all!”
Tickets for the 2nd Melbourne concert will be on sale from 10.00 am, Monday 31 March, 2014, from www.Ticketmaster.com.au / 136100.
Continue reading Tina Arena – Reset Tour – 2nd Melbourne show announced!
CARCASS are back and back at what they do best! Writing and releasing the choicest of cuts in their highly influential way. With ‘Surgical Steel’, CARCASS has risen to the occasion and given fans an album that holds up to their classic repertoire, delivering another milestone and is undoubtedly just what the doctor ordered! Everything a CARCASS fan could want is on this record, with every era of the band represented.
Continue reading Carcass announce Australian tour – June 2014 | Supports Announced
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!
ROBYN HITCHCOCK (The Soft Boys)
& STEVE KILBEY (The Church)
INSECTS AND STARS
With Special Guest Dave Mason (The Reels) in Melbourne & Sydney
“I thought: pity the poor in spirit who know neither the enchantment nor the beauty of language.” Muriel Barbery
Continue reading Robyn Hitchcock & Steve Kilbey – ‘Insects & Stars’ Tour
Announced last October, Kate Miller-Heidke’s O Vertigo! Tour, named after her forthcoming first independently release album out March 14th, has received overwhelming interest from her fans. Today Kate is pleased to announce a second show at The Tivoli in Brisbane on Sunday April 6th.
The singer-songwriter from Brisbane is successfully using the direct-to-fan platform PledgeMusic to fund the release. As well as pre-orders and merchandise bundles, the campaign offers fans irresistible packages with personal experiences from Kate such as private house gigs and happy birthday phone calls. Pledgers instantly receive a download of a free 11-track live album recorded on Kate’s extraordinary ‘Heavenly Sounds’ tour conducted last year in churches and cathedrals around the country and will also receive a download of the new album ‘O Vertigo!’ on release day, Friday March 14th 2014.
Continue reading Kate Miller-Heidke’s O Vertigo! Tour selling out, second Brisbane show now added