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.
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Scottish rock band, Biffy Clyro, have announced that they will return to Australia in September for a national headline tour. Having just finished touring on Soundwave Festival with two SOLD OUT headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne, punters should move quick to see the band in all major cities.
Biffy Clyro have firmly established themselves as one of the biggest bands in the UK following the amazing success of their current album Opposites – which debuted at #1 in the UK and #22 in Australia. The album features radio hits Black Chandelier, Biblical and Sounds Like Balloons. The band just released an exclusive Australian Tour Edition of Opposites to support their recent appearance on Soundwave 2014. The tour edition is a 2CD pack including the standard version of Opposites plus ‘Opposites – Live From Glasgow’ featuring tracks from Opposites as well as Biffy classics – Mountains, Many Of Horror and Living Is A Problem Because Everything Dies.
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Melbourne’s BORIS THE BLADE are preparing to unleash their crushing debut album ‘The Human Hive’ on May 19, 2014.
‘The Human Hive’ is the eagerly anticipated debut full length that follows the devastating heavy EP ‘Tides Of Damnation’ which was released back in 2011.
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KillRockStar Entertainment presents the 2014 Australian return of New Jersey stoner lords Monster Magnet!
**** Tour Update – Supports Announced! ****
Ahead of their upcoming Australian tour Monster Magnet have just named the full line up of local acts who will joining the space rock legends to blow minds across the country this April.
Main support in each city will come from two-piece hell raisers King Of The North. Since exploding onto the Melbourne music scene in early 2012 this guitar/drum duo have had punters and pundits alike raving about their massive sound and killer live shows. Pioneering the 3 from 1 guitar technique (making the sound of 2 guitars plus a bass guitar simultaneously from just one guitar), first timers are often left looking for the extra guitarists amidst the wall of sound. Add to the equation one of the most dynamic and solid drummers around and you have a rock n roll band like no other and one of the country’s most exciting new acts.
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Gary Numan is a truly unique artist and everybody knows it. And he is back in black and ready to darken Australia and New Zealand once again!
Never one to let the past remain his legacy, Gary released his 20th album at the end of 2013. Splinter has been described by Filter Magazine as “mechanized, sci-fi mini-operas.. awesomely grandiose”. It can be considered one of the best albums he has ever produced and Numan shows no signs of slowing down with a return tour to Australia confirmed for May 2014!
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Quite possibly the most destructive and heaviest tour of the year will roar across the nation this May with US tech-death giants, Origin leading, A Million Dead Birds Laughing and Eternal Rest through a six date reign of terror.
One of the most intense and technical forces in the contemporary death metal world, Origin have staked their claim as leaders of the new wave of extremity. Their fifth album, Entity, is a blueprint for frantic, hell paced grinds of sonic torment seamlessly mixed with churning grooves and some incredibly catchy hooks. With new vocalist Jason Keyser out the front, the band are prepped to tear Australia a new one.
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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE’S ‘Alive Or Just Breathing’ album was a watershed moment in metal in 2002 as it heralded the birth of ‘Metalcore’. Now, more than a decade later, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have reunited with original singer Jesse Leach. “This change is very exciting,” the band said upon announcing Leach’s triumphant return. “We know you’re going to love it. This is truly a new era in KsE history and it is ready to shred your face off.”
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Northlane will launch and headline the 2014 version of their own curated mini-fest this coming May around Australia. Free Your Mind 2014 will include five touring acts on it’s Australian leg, including international and domestic artists, with local slots to be chosen via a competition launching on March 6 on TheMusic.com.au
Each week a different touring act for Free Your Mind will be announced on Channel V’s “LOUD” program on Monday evenings. The schedule for each announcement is listed below alongside the dates.
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Indisputable metal gods, ILL NIÑO with their infused bilingual lyrics, harsh and melodic vocals, flamenco guitars, tribal drums and salsa inspired bass lines will take to the stage for 2 monster Sidewaves with the undefinable and kick ass SKINDRED.
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Melbourne’s much loved folk five-piece, The Paper Kites have enjoyed a whirlwind six months since the release of their highly anticipated debut album, States. Following on from a successful national tour, the band embarked on a sold out headline tour of the USA and Canada as well as an illustrious support slot alongside Canadian singer-songwriter, City and Colour. Now back on home ground, the band are set to bring their mesmerising live show to the Australian masses with an all ages national tour covering all major cities. Commencing in Newcastle and winding down in their hometown of Melbourne,The Paper Kites national tour is one not to miss!
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Kevin Bridges is Scotland’s favourite stand up comic! He tours Australia for the first time in March with shows in Melbourne Brisbane and Sydney.
Despite having not set foot in a comedy club before his first open mic spot in 2004, Kevin’s natural gift for comedy ensured he quickly became a regular at major comedy clubs up and down the country.
In 2006 Kevin performed his first full-length solo show at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, to a sold out audience and much critical acclaim. Moving into bigger venues every year, Kevin continued to sell out his hometown festival in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
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Following on from the news that Buried In Verona will release their new album “Faceless”, the Sydney metal band are excited to announce their national album shows. The Faceless Tour will see them play 10 dates nationally to launch their new album of the same name.
Fans have already been given a taste of “Faceless”, out Friday 7th of March through UNFD, via lead singles “Splintered” and “Illuminate”. “Faceless” delivers the same lyrical in your-face confrontation as it 2012 predecessor “Notorious”, with a bigger and more diverse sound than BIV fans are accustomed to.
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Not many people make art for the sake of art anymore. In an age of dwindling attention spans and pop songs based on samples of what came before them, we need bands like La Dispute more than ever—and their third full-length Rooms Of The House is evidence of why.
The band—which features vocalist Jordan Dreyer, guitarists Kevin Whittemore and Chad Morgan-Sterenberg, bassist Adam Vass and drummer Brad Vander Lugt—began work on Rooms Of The House in April of 2013 by renting a cabin in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. “The area where we were was pretty remote so we could focus on playing and not much else,” Vass explains. “It was just the five of us working on writing every single day for a month and pretty much the entire album came out of those sessions.”
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Good Life Music Festival, along with Future Music, Frontier Touring and Mellen Events, have always prioritised the demands of WA music fans and work hard to create the best festival experience for the public. It’s important to us that fans of different genres are able to experience the best festivals on offer in WA.
With this in mind, Good Life Festival has agreed to move our Monday 3 March event in WA from our original site of Joondalup Arena to Claremont Showgrounds, with the support of the venue and the local Council. We felt strongly about assisting Soundwave with the logistical issues they were faced with, as our finishing time is much earlier than Soundwave. This allows Soundwave to fully utilise Joondalup Arena and offer the experience they envision for their festival patrons.
Continue reading GOOD LIFE 2014 | Perth venue move to Claremont Showgrounds | new acts added