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Interview with Helen Croome of Gossling

Interview: Bianca Martin
Following successful appearances at Woodford Folk Festival, Peats Ridge and NYE presented by the City of Melbourne over Summer, as well as sold out launch shows in Melbourne and Sydney for her current EP ‘Until Then, songstress Gossling has again hit the road and currently playing a string of shows throughout Australia – Bianca Martin (BM) caught up with Gossling vocalist Helen Croome (HC) for a chat.

BM – You’ve toured the country quite extensively in your short musical career – what have you been looking forward to most about this tour with Oh Mercy?

HC – I have been very lucky to support some amazing australian acts on their tours. I really enjoy getting to experience a different crowd in every town/city and it’s a joy to be able to watch Oh Mercy play their set every night.
 
BM – How has the tour been treating you so far?

HC – The crowds on this tour have been great and really supportive of my set. I’ve been playing solo for the majority of the shows on this tour and the guys from Oh Mercy have been very kind letting me tag along with them on the road.
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Double Pass Giveaways: Apollo Pathway (single launch!) @ East Brunswick Club, Melbourne – 15 April 2011

Apollo Pathway (single launch!) @ East Brunswick Club, Melbourne – Double Pass Giveaway!
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  In the summer of 2010, Apollo Pathway teamed up with Shidad’s Tom Larkin on production, inspired by his work with some of Australia’s best emerging bands including Calling All Cars, Red Ink, The Galvatrons and Young Heretics. Impressing Larkin with their creative vision, they set to work laying the foundations for Apollo Pathways debut album, immersing themselves and feeding off their undeniable live energy within a studio environment.

“Apollo Pathway have one of the best new sounds coming out of Melbourne this decade” Tom Larkin
Continue reading Double Pass Giveaways: Apollo Pathway (single launch!) @ East Brunswick Club, Melbourne – 15 April 2011

Grinspoon Six To Midnight Easter Tour – April 2011 [Tour News]

  After touring Australia extensively in 2010, aussie rockers Grinspoon are back on the road continuing their Six to Midnight tour, on a 5 day run through NSW over the easter long weekend.

Their sixth studio album Six To Midnight has recently been released in Japan and also the United Kingdom where they will be touring in March.

This tour will kick off at Rooty Hill on the 21st of April and will finish in Newcastle on Anzac Day.

Video Hits presents….
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House Of Pain Announce Australian Tour April | May 2011 [Tour News & Tickets]

  This April and May, HOUSE OF PAIN – the rowdy Irish-American Hip-Hop group from Boston, Massachusetts – will bring their fiery live show to Australia as a part of their 20th anniversary world tour.

It was the turn of a new decade when HOUSE OF PAIN changed the face of hip-hop with the release of their multi-platinum selling, self-titled, debut album which featured one of the most memorable songs in hip-hop history, ‘Jump Around’.

Now it’s the start of another new decade and HOUSE OF PAIN is ready to do it all over again. On the heels of their widely heralded reunion show at KROQ’s ‘Epicenter 2010’, EVERLAST and DANNY BOY have decided to get the band back together to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the groups’ formation.
Continue reading House Of Pain Announce Australian Tour April | May 2011 [Tour News & Tickets]

Tin Can Radio – 20 Date National Tour [Tour News]

  Dynamic Brisbane indie-dance/art-rock five-piece, Tin Can Radio, are celebrating the release of their debut Long-Player Chase the Sun, Hold the Night with a massive 20 date tour around metropolitan and regional Australia. The tour begins its west-cost leg on March 15, and spans over April and May of 2011. The album will be available for purchase in limited release during the tour, and in stores and on iTunes on APRIL 15.

The debut album, Chase the Sun, Hold the Night, is the accumulation of two acclaimed single-releases and many hard months in the studio. The 11 track LP runs a knife edge between accessible and fun, and ambitious and sonically challenging; journeying through dreamy landscapes, sing-along hooks, punchy guitar driven riffs and grinding dubstep breakdowns. It features remastered and retouched versions of the first singles Hot Trash and Days to Dust, which were both featured and played in 2010 on Triple J radio, as well as standout live favourite and latest single, “Skeletons”.

Skeletons by Tin Can Radio
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The Little Stevies “Attention Shoppers” Tour – April/May 2011 [Tour News]

  Attention Shoppers was released on March 4th and The Little Stevies will be touring Australia in support, being joined by some very special guests along the way including Gossling, Georgia Fields, Adam Cousins, and New Zealands mutli-platinum selling star Anika Moa. These shows are not to be missed.

ATTENTION SHOPPERS album launch tour Having charmed the world with their enchanting 2009 debut Love Your Band The Little Stevies have upped the ante – and the volume – with their newest offering, Attention Shoppers. Recorded in the USA with LA-based producer Ethan Allan (Tim Finn, Kristin Hersh, Luscious Jackson), the new album is a break away for the more laid-back, folk-influenced style of their first, and takes the band’s sound into a poppier, slicker and harder-edged territory.

The Little Stevies tour:

Saturday 2nd April – The Toff In Town, Melbourne – BUY TICKETS HERE
Sunday 3rd April – The Toff In Town, Melbourne – BUY TICKETS HERE
Wednesday 7th April – The Loft, Chevron Island, Gold Coast – BUY TICKETS HERE
Thursday 8th April – The Globe, Brisbane
Friday 9th April – Mullum Civic Hall, Mullumbimby – BUY TICKETS HERE
Wednesday 14th April – Ararat Live, Ararat
Thursday 15th April – Wheatsheaf, Adelaide – BUY TICKETS HERE
Friday 16th April – Karova Lounge, Ballarat – BUY TICKETS HERE
Saturday 17th April – The Loft, Warrnambool – BUY TICKETS HERE
Wednesday 28th April – The Royal Oak, Launceston
Friday 30th April – Republic Bar, Hobart – BUY TICKETS HERE
Thursday 5th May – ANU Bar, Canberra
Friday 6th May – Great Northern Hotel, Newcastle
Saturday 7th May – Vanguard, Sydney
Sunday 8th May – Brass Monkey, Cronulla
Thursday 12th May – Settler’s Tavern, Margaret River
Saturday 14th May – Clancy’s Fish Pub, Fremantle


Related:
Who What Where with : The Little Stevies [Interview]
The Little Stevies – ‘Feel It’ [Video Clip]
The Little Stevies ‘Love Your Band’ – [CD Review]

CREAMFIELDS 2011 Double Pass Giveaway!

CREAMFIELDS Australia 2011 – Double Pass Giveaway!
See below for details

  After its launch into Australia last year, Creamfields Australia is back bigger and better for Easter 2011. The Totem Onelove crew (also behind the Stereosonic festival) are committed to bringing you some of the world’s best acts, utilizing some of the best venues in Australia and amazing production

To celebrate, LIFE MUSIC MEDIA has double passes to giveaway to each of the CREAMFIELDS 2011 Australia events.

Totem Onelove (Hardware Corp and Onelove Music Group), have announced the main headliner for Creamfields 2011: Deadmau5 with the full live show (with LED Mau5 head and new production), designed by the people who brought the world Daft Punks’ legendary live show!! Deadmau5 is one of the biggest acts in the world with countless productions, and has been stunning audiences worldwide with this live light & videoshow. This is the first time he has brought his show, LED Mau5head and concert level production to Australia.

ARTIST LINE-UP:
Deadmau5, Martin Solveig, Skrillex, Chuckie, Simon Patterson, Gabriel & Dresden, Wynter Gordon (PA), Hi Tek Soul: Kevin Saunderson & Derrick May (25 years of Detroit), Bingo Players, Skazi, Surkin, Dada Life, Umek, Nadastrom, Round Table Knights, Sandwell District, Tim Green, Bart Classens, Mumbai Science

Appearing at Planet Cream Adelaide (Indoor Stadium Show)
Deadmau5, Martin Solveig, Skrillex, Chuckie, Wynter Gordon (PA), Bingo Players, Surkin

Creamfields Australia 2011 National Tour Dates:

Friday Apr 22 Planet Cream (Adelaide) – Adelaide Ent Centre (Indoor Stadium Show)
Saturday Apr 23 Creamfields (Perth) – Claremont Showgrounds – Buy Tickets Here
Buy PERTH Tickets Here
Monday Apr 25 Creamfields (Melbourne) – Melbourne Showgrounds- Buy Tickets Here
Buy MELBOURNE Tickets Here
Saturday Apr 30 Creamfields (Sydney) – Showring & Hordern Pavilion- Buy Tickets Here
Buy SYDNEY Tickets Here
Sunday May 1 Creamfields (Brisbane) – RNA Showgrounds – Buy Tickets Here
Buy BRISBANE Tickets Here

More Creamfields Australia 2011 Information here…



Giveaway Finished.
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The Belligerents Debut EP Release and National Tour – March/April 2011 [Tour News]


Less Arty More Party - The BelligerentsLess Arty More Party
  Explosive Brisbane five-piece The Belligerents are set to take their dance frenzied, disco-pop live show on the road for a national tour in March and April to celebrate the release of their much anticipated debut EP Less Arty More Party.

In 2010, the band infused the hearts and dancing shoes of audiences; supporting acts such as Metronomy (UK), Neon Indian (USA), Breakbot (France), Yacht Club DJs, The Paper Scissors and DZ. They blew the minds of festival revellers holding their own alongside the likes of Little Red, Shout Out Louds (Sweden), Regurgitator, Miami Horror, The Jezabels, Dappled Cities, Urthboy, Parades and the John Steel Singers.

The boys have played countless mind-blowing sets on renowned stages and at house parties – occasionally invoking partial nudity. Also in the midst of this wild year, the band got creatively intimate with Brisbane producer Timeshare at Temple Street studio and recorded a deeply charismatic four track EP. Channelling inspiration from Foals, The Rapture and Talking Heads, The Belligerents have crafted an entrancing musical work of art suitable for any party.
Continue reading The Belligerents Debut EP Release and National Tour – March/April 2011 [Tour News]

Creamfields Australia 2011 – April/May 2011 [Festival News & Tickets]

  Creamfields Australia 2011 Tickets:

* Apr 22 – Planet Cream ADELAIDE
* Apr 23 – Creamfields PERTH
Buy PERTH Tickets Here
* Apr 25 – Creamfields MELBOURNE
Buy MELBOURNE Tickets Here
* Apr 30 – Creamfields SYDNEY
Buy SYDNEY Tickets Here
* May 1 – Creamfields BRISBANE
Buy BRISBANE Tickets Here

After its launch into Australia last year, Creamfields Australia is back bigger and better for Easter 2011. The Totem Onelove crew (also behind the Stereosonic festival) are committed to bringing you some of the world’s best acts, utilizing some of the best venues in Australia, amazing production and value for money in ticket pricing.

Totem Onelove (Hardware Corp and Onelove Music Group), are pleased to announce the main headliner for Creamfields 2011: Deadmau5 with the full live show (with LED Mau5 head and new production), designed by the people who brought the world Daft Punks’ legendary live show!! Deadmau5 is one of the biggest acts in the world with countless productions, and has been stunning audiences worldwide with this live light & videoshow. This is the first time he has brought his show, LED Mau5head and concert level production to Australia.

Another year and another smash hit for Frenchman Martin Solveig, all over the radio and TV with ‘Hello’ Martin will be shooting an exclusive video at Creamfields Australia. Skrillex is one of the hottest producers at the moment, owning 7 out of 10 spots on the Beatport chart in November 2010. Chuckie is one of the most in demand acts in the world with his Dutch House weapons. Simon Patterson one of the new school guys of trance has jumped up in the DJ Mag rankings and blown away crowds at major festivals including Trance Energy around the world. Gabriel and Dresden are one of the most revered acts in the Trance/Progressive world and haven’t toured for many years. Wynter Gordonhas had a massive few months, ‘Dirty Talk’ topping the Aria Charts and will be performing live at Creamfields. Hi Tek Soul is the new project for Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May, the original Detroit Legends together for 3 hours at each show. After sellout club shows across Australia, DJs, remixers and producers the Bingo Playersreturn for Creamfields after a busy end to 2010 and start of 2011. Top 3 Psy Trance act Skazi return to Australia with a new album due in March: ‘Time to feed the animals.’ French Wunderkid Surkin is back in Australia with a new live show. Electronic Duo Dada Life are from Sweden. Check out their latest album ‘Do the Dada.’ Umek is one of the techno massives favourite acts, get set for Umek at all shows. Nadastrom The collective brainchild of Washington, D.C. natives Dave Nada and Matt Nordstrom. Emerging duo experiencing significant buzz. i.e. The debut release from Nadastrom sold out on vinyl and became a digital store annual bestseller. One of the buzz acts of 2010 was Round Table Knights, a huge year on dancefloors, charts and touring. At a time when techno is marketed in the same way as a sci-fi blockbuster, it’s possible for every aspiring DJ to have the same playlist as their idol with just a few mouse clicks, the mysterious Sandwell District label is pushing in the opposite direction, putting some distance between the artist and the audience. London based Tim Green is one of those producers who doesn’t turn in a lot of filler tracks. His unique style and flair shine for all to see when the 25 year old puts his music out there. After a decade in the business Bart Claessen knows a thing or two about trance. Over the last eight years he’s been responsible for huge club hits, international chart smashes and sub-genre defining releases. If there is one thing you can’t blame Mumbai Science for it’s a lack of imagination. At only 24, the duo already have a decade worth of creative experimenting behind them.

The countdown is on Australia! Creamfields will return with larger stages and epic production, with the first Cream event stadium show, ‘Planet Cream’, in Adelaide. Brisbane will see a new venue this year, the RNA Showgrounds as we move to a larger capacity with a new site configuration for Melbourne.

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Creamfields Australia 2011 National Tour Dates:

Friday Apr 22 Planet Cream (Adelaide) – Adelaide Ent Centre (Indoor Stadium Show)
(2pm – midnight)

Saturday Apr 23 Creamfields (Perth) – Claremont Showgrounds – Buy Tickets Here
(12 noon – 10pm) (Subject to Council Approval)

Monday Apr 25 Creamfields (Melbourne) – Melbourne Showgrounds- Buy Tickets Here
(12 noon- 10pm – Public Holiday Monday/Tuesday)

Saturday Apr 30 Creamfields (Sydney) – Showring & Hordern Pavilion- Buy Tickets Here
(12 noon – 10pm)

Sunday May 1 Creamfields (Brisbane) – RNA Showgrounds – Buy Tickets Here
(12 noon- 10pm – May Day Public Holiday Eve)

ARTIST LINE-UP:

Deadmau5
Martin Solveig
Skrillex
Chuckie
Simon Patterson
Gabriel & Dresden
Wynter Gordon (PA)
Hi Tek Soul: Kevin Saunderson & Derrick May (25 years of Detroit)
Bingo Players
Skazi
Surkin
Dada Life
Umek
Nadastrom
Round Table Knights
Sandwell District
Tim Green
Bart Classens
Mumbai Science

Appearing at Planet Cream Adelaide (Indoor Stadium Show)
Deadmau5
Martin Solveig
Skrillex
Chuckie
Wynter Gordon (PA)
Bingo Players
Surkin

STONEFIELD – Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle shows! March/April 2011 [Tour News]

STONEFIELD
ADELAIDE, MELBOURNE, SYDNEY
and NEWCASTLE SHOWS!

Stonefield have been busy. Very busy. Keeping the momentum going, the band will play a string of special shows through March and April – your last chance to check them out before they travel to the UK to rock the Glastonbury and Great Escape Festivals.
Continue reading STONEFIELD – Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle shows! March/April 2011 [Tour News]

AMY MEREDITH embark on National Headline Tour to celebrate a massive 18 months… [Tour News]

  You are invited to Amy Meredith: Higher Education. One of Australia’s great breakthrough success stories are packing their bags once again ready to hit the road for the National ‘Higher Education’ tour. The boys will up the ante this time around, playing seventeen dates through May and June in venues across Australia.

In what will be a massive six-week party, this tour will celebrate the band’s epic achievements since the release of their debut record Restless in July last year. Over the past eighteen months, the five-piece outfit have well and truly cemented their status as one of Australia’s hottest acts. The smash hit single Lying cracked the ARIA Singles Chart top 10 and claimed Platinum status in January, the band wowed audiences at an international showcase and chalked up dual 2010

ARIA Awards nominations for Breakthrough Artist and Most Popular Australian Artist.
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A Day To Remember and Underoath – Australian Tour – May 2011 [Tour News]

With Brisbane selling out in under a day we are thrilled to announce that the Sydney show has now sold out as well! Never one for resting on their laurels, A Day To Remember will now be playing a second and definitely FINAL Sydney show on Saturday 14 May at the Big Top, Luna Park.

 

The ability to evolve and push boundaries has never been more important than it is now. While the mainstream becomes safer, the dynamic, genre-bending acts are driven underground, to be discovered by a whole new generation of music fans not content with the identikit bands pushed at them through the major media. It is this hallowed place that A DAY TO REMEMBER has not-so-subtly taken over, from stereos to mosh pits across the world.

Continue reading A Day To Remember and Underoath – Australian Tour – May 2011 [Tour News]

DATAROCK Australian Tour – May 2011 [Tour News]

Photo_by_Tom_Oxley   Norway’s red tracksuit party masters Datarock are excited to announce they will be returning to Australia in May for Groovin’ the Moo and will be partying it up with special headline shows along the east coast.

Datarock will be performing at The Zoo in Brisbane 4th May, Oxford Art Factory in Sydney 5th May and East Brunswick Club in Melbourne 12th May.

Continue reading DATAROCK Australian Tour – May 2011 [Tour News]

Jeff Martin 777 ‘The Ground Cries Out’ Tour – May 2011 [Tour News]

Former Tea Party frontman JEFF MARTIN forms new band with J Cortez (The Sleepy Jackson/The Armada) and Malcolm Clarke (The Sleepy Jackson/The Basement Birds).

The Jeff Martin 777 project officially came together in 2010. While Jeff spent the majority of the year touring constantly both here & abroad, inbetween shows, Jeff, J (bass) and long-time friend Malcolm (drums) would come together to knock out songs at Malcolm’s Yo-Yo Studio in Perth. The end result sees this super-tight trio come up trumps with their debut studio album, The Ground Cries Out.
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The Dandy Warhols – Australian tour announced! May 2011 [Tour News]

 
Stand back!
The Bohemians are coming!

THE DANDY WARHOLS first garnered international attention in 1997 with the world’s catchiest anti-heroin song, “Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth.” However it was their brilliant third album ‘Thirteen-tales-from-urban-bohemia’ that catapulted them into the stratosphere.

Alternative Press called it “a scattershot bagful of wild rides and demented ditties and an album of maniacal depth and vision” whilst MTV described it as “a real piece of art, with an unmistakably original sound and incisive storytelling.”
Continue reading The Dandy Warhols – Australian tour announced! May 2011 [Tour News]