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Giveaway: “Drawn From Bees” double pass and CD box set!

To celebrate the Drawn from Bees “Fear Not” National Tour, we’re excited to offer a fantastic Drawn From Bees giveaway! … See below for details.

  Arriving back to Australia after showcase performances for Musexpo and Music Matters across the UK, USA and Hong Kong, Drawn from Bees are about to jump right back on a plane to Sydney to embark on a national tour in support of their May 21 released album Fear Not The Footsteps Of The Departed.

Fear Not… is the band’s most multi-layered and complex release to date, juxtaposing Drawn from Bees’ most heartbreakingly beautiful songs with their most intellectual rock concepts and experimental soundscapes – sampling choirs and iPhones alike amongst almost spiritual laments of loss and love.

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Drawn from Bees “Fear Not” National Tour – July 2010

  Arriving back to Australia after showcase performances for Musexpo and Music Matters across the UK, USA and Hong Kong, Drawn from Bees are about to jump right back on a plane to Sydney to embark on a national tour in support of their May 21 released album Fear Not The Footsteps Of The Departed.

Fear Not… is the band’s most multi-layered and complex release to date, juxtaposing Drawn from Bees’ most heartbreakingly beautiful songs with their most intellectual rock concepts and experimental soundscapes – sampling choirs and iPhones alike amongst almost spiritual laments of loss and love.

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The Brand New Heavies Tour – August 2010

  Illusive Entertainment announced that legendary British soul funk band “The Brand New Heavies” [TBNH] are finally making their way to Australia for their first ever live shows, in intimate venues in Sydney and Melbourne. If that wasn’t enough to get people excited, “The Brand New Heavies” Australian Tour will consist of the four original members – Simon Bartholomew on guitar, Jan Kincaid on drums, Andrew Levy playing bass and fan favorite original lead singer N’Dea Davenport on vocals.

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You Me At Six and The Audition – Australian Tour September 2010

  Since 2007, it’s been a whirlwind for You Me At Six; including nominations for two Kerrang! awards as Best British Newcomer and Best British Band.

You Me At Six won the hearts of pop-punk fans worldwide with their debut album ‘Take Off Your Colours’. However it’s their new effort ‘Hold me Down’ that completes their metamorphosis.

It’s all there; ferocious vocals and chantable one-liners. It’s brilliant and “is set to catapult You Me At Six into all kinds of new places…it’s near perfect” – Change The Record. Continue reading You Me At Six and The Audition – Australian Tour September 2010

Grinspoon “Six To Midnight” Tour – new dates added July-Sep 2010

  Overwhelmed by demand to play shows in regional areas. Aussie rockers Grinspoon announce an extensive new run of new dates for their Six To Midnight Tour.

With the tour starting on the 29th of July in Tasmania the show will see the lads weave their way through the ACT, regional New South Wales and Victoria before hitting the last stretch of the tour in South Australia.

The hugely successful first leg of the tour in March, saw the band playing at “Sold-Out” venues like The Enmore Theatre and HiFi Bar in Melbourne to a very energetic crowds. Grinspoon are looking forward to the opportunity to engage with their regional fans with their amazing show and unique support line-up. Continue reading Grinspoon “Six To Midnight” Tour – new dates added July-Sep 2010

ART vs SCIENCE Announce New Single and Tour – Aug/Sep 2010

Sydney’s ART vs SCIENCE have crammed the kind of heady ascent experienced by the luckiest of bands into a timeline that belies their few short years. From regional pubs to national festivals to…trains, the three-piece have built a massive following on the basis of two simple abiding principles:

In doing so they’ve become a live powerhouse; selling out shows, ascending to festival favourites the nation over, staying up all night and sometimes right into the morning and regularly arresting the eyes and ears of all who witness their peculiar brand of madness. Or as one international headliner recently squeezed: “how am I supposed to follow that?” Continue reading ART vs SCIENCE Announce New Single and Tour – Aug/Sep 2010

Enter Shikari Headline Australian Tour – September 2010

Enter Shikari return with their genre defying sound this September for their 1st Australian headline tour, with nation – wide support from Melbourne prog metalcore sextet, House Vs Hurricane.

Having twice visited our shores on board the Big Day Out and Soundwave Festivals respectively, this September sees Britains most explosive post- hardcore act Enter Shikari head to Australia for their first ever headline tour!
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Hungry Kids of Hungary “Shady Haze of Winter” Tour August 2010

Double-Pass Giveaway! We have double passes up for grabs to the ‘Hazy Shade Of Winter’ tour – Sydney and Melbourne shows! … See below for details.

  As announced by lead singer/guitarist Dean McGrath on triple j, Hungry Kids of Hungary will hit the road in August, embarking on, let’s call it, a pre-album release warm-up, bringing back to Aussie audiences what the world has been enjoying for the past two months. The band has toured extensively across America and the UK playing such famed venues as The Viper Room in Los Angeles, the Mercury Lounge in NYC, the Borderline in London and the Camden Barfly.

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Bedouin Soundclash tour October 2010

  Every once in a while a band comes around that fuses genres together like no other. The genres in question are punk and reggae; and the band is Bedouin Soundclash.

Their 2007 album ‘Street Gospels’ was near flawless. An unbelievable assortment of instruments played to perfection, unheard since the Wailers backed up Bob Marley.

It resulted in not just some of the best reggae outside of Jamaica, but some of the best reggae period. “Street Gospels is an inspiring demonstration of breadth.” – Alternative Press Continue reading Bedouin Soundclash tour October 2010

Paramore – Australian tour announced! October 2010

  The stratospheric rise of PARAMORE has been swift and shows no signs of abating.

Announcing themselves in 2007 to an ever growing legion of fans with the brilliant, ‘Riot’, PARAMORE have registered one conquest after the next: selling out shows across the globe, gracing almost every Alternative/Rock magazine, “Artist of the Year” list and even earned themselves a Grammy nomination for ‘Best New Artist’.

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Go Between Bridge Concert – June 2010

  On Friday June 25, 2010 Brisbane will be welcoming a new bridge to their river, and it will be welcoming it in style. The Go Between Bridge Concert will be a special show that will see national and local bands take the stage, right on top of the new Go Between Bridge.  It will be Brisbane’s chance to not only celebrate the new link to the streets of their town, but also a rare opportunity to see the likes of Angus & Julia Stone and a Go-Between man himself, Robert Forster, singer-songwriters Josh Pyke and Bob Evans and locals Yves Klein Blue and John Steel Singers play over their river. 

After touring their #1 Gold album “Down The Way” throughout UK, Europe and the US, brother-sister duo Angus & Julia Stone will be boarding a ‘Big Jet Plane’ to return home to Australia and grace Brisbane’s new edition.

It will be their first show in Brisbane since they captivated fans at a SOLD OUT show at The Tivoli earlier this year.  They look to bring their tales of yearning, travel and love onto the romantic river passageway, to show their fans that the adoration is mutual. Continue reading Go Between Bridge Concert – June 2010

EXODUS AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND TOUR October 2010

  At the beginning of their career, EXODUS gained huge notoriety in the international underground scene as a result of the tape trading community. Their dynamic guitar riffing, adrenaline-inducing drum work, and bloodied live shows made all the difference in the band’s mission to take Bay Area Thrash to a worldwide audience.

By 1983, the band line-up included guitarist Rick Hunolt and bassist Rob McKillop and had inspired the likes of Metallica, Testament, Death Angel, and Vio-lence. EXODUS’ debut, the immortal, must-have, undisputed thrash classic Bonded By Blood was released in and a vast tour with Slayer and Venom propelled the band into a household name. Eight albums later, EXODUS still remain at the top of their game, continuing to dominate the charge and showing all in their path what classic metal is about. Continue reading EXODUS AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND TOUR October 2010

PARKLIFE 2010 – Line-Up Announcement


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  Here it is, the official first line-up announcement for Parklife 2010. We’ve mentioned it before, but it’s their tenth birthday this year, and it looks like the celebrations are set to go off with a bang. As promised, there are quite a few surprises on the roster of artists announced so far, with organisers paying closer attention to the more indie/alternative-inspired musical tastes of their punters, as well as packing in a whole bunch of more traditionally Parklife-y electro and hip hop acts.

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A DAY ON THE GREEN – BLONDIE AND THE PRETENDERS NOV/DEC 2010

  They’re two of music’s most acclaimed bands boasting two of music’s most compelling front women – Deborah Harry leading the wondrous Blondie and Chrissie Hynde fronting the mighty Pretenders. As a double-bill, it’s a world first! It’s also an absolute cracker and that’s exactly what fans can savour when Blondie & The Pretenders co-headline a November/December tour of ‘a day on the green‘ winery shows.

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Alexisonfire Australian Tour – October 2010

  “This is the new Alexisonfire. This is perfection in balance.” – Punk News

Why don’t we let the squires at Metal Hammer begin our introduction to the phenomenon that is ALEXISONFIRE and their latest album ‘Old Crows Young Cardinals’; “A dense and beautiful heavy rock album with as many hardcore influences as progressive ones: rewarding and utterly gripping”

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