| Since releasing their debut album ‘Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride’ in November last year, The Black Ryder have been busy gearing up for it’s international release, this month signing deals in Japan and the USA.
In Japan the album will be released through Vinyl Junkie recordings and in the USA through cool indie label ‘Mexican Summer’, home to artists such as Wooden Shjips, Dungen, and The Tallest Man On Earth, to name but a few. The Black Ryder will head to the US for shows later in the year in support of the release.
Tickets to LISA MITCHELL’S Oh! Hark! tour.
Oh! Hark! Tour @ The Bended Elbow, Geelong on 30 Apr 2010
Oh! Hark! Tour @ Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay on 04 May 2010
Oh! Hark! Tour @ The Tivoli, Brisbane on 07 May 2010
Oh! Hark! Tour @ Wollongong University on 12 May 2010
Oh! Hark! Tour @ The Astor Theatre, Mount Lawley on 16 May 2010
Having spent the last few months promoting the album in Europe, Lisa Mitchell is returning to Australia in April to kick off her massive Oh Hark! National Theatre Tour. Taking in major capital cities and regional centers across Australia, Lisa is set to play to over 18,000 fans in May. Lisa will play 17 shows over a four week period including appearances at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney and the Forum in Melbourne. Joining Lisa on the road will be folk n slide favorites Boy and Bear and Georgia Fair.
|Australia’s most exciting new surf rock outfit THE BREAK are primed to deliver a power packed set when the band perform tracks from their debut album ‘Church Of The Open Sky’ live at a venue near you during April and May. Audiences will be treated to a mind blowing experience as classic surf meets spy-fi psychedelia when the three core members of Midnight Oil; drummer Rob Hirst, guitarists Jim Moginie and Martin Rotsey, join with bass player Brian Ritchie of Violent Femmes to present a whole new and contemporary approach to the surf music genre.
THE BREAK’S first official tour kicks off on the Easter weekend with festival appearances at Victoria’s hip and happenin’ Boogie Fest and the esteemed Blues Fest in Byron Bay. On Good Friday the band will take their unique surf sounds to The Westernport Hotel on Victoria’s Phillip Island – an area renowned for its pumping surf – which is particularly apt as many of the tracks from the album are named after hot surf breaks.
Following a stupendous introduction to Sydney fans in February, the band will return to The Annandale Hotel on April 11th to officially introduce their new album ‘Church Of The Open Sky’ released on April 16th on the independent Bombora label through MGM. On April 20th they’ll turn on the local Newcastle fans with a special show at Lizotte’s at Lambton. From there THE BREAK team up with their mighty mates The Hoodoo Gurus as special guests for select shows on The Gurus ‘Purity Of Essence’ tour. Being old mates expect the unexpected as the two bands hit the road for the first time ever!
Continue reading Fresh swell on the horizon set to BREAK!
|The Totem Onelove Group welcomes the iconic international music festival: Creamfields to Australia for the first time. Creamfields has already toured every continent and brings an all star cast to Australia in May this year.|
Creamfields has established itself as the worlds greatest electronic music festival. Now in its 12th year it continues to dominate the festival market, spanning 17 countries and attracting a worldwide audience of nearly 3 million people. Beginning life in Winchester (UK) in 1998, Creamfields continues to hold the crown as one of the worlds favorite dance festival brands.
Continue reading CREAMFIELDS FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA – May 2010
|The Jezabels are pleased to announce a Sydney headline show at Oxford Art Factory in April, before taking the road for a national tour with Tegan & Sara in May. The band have wrapped up the summer in fine form with appearances at festivals including Field Day Sydney, Soundwave Melbourne and Playground Weekender since releasing their latest EP ‘She’s So Hard’ independently through MGM late last year.|
‘Hurt Me’, the EP’s first single, with it’s unmistakable striding drum grooves has been gathering momentum at radio through to TV and retail scoring iTunes Single Of The Week, Rage Indie Clip Of The Week and video playlist adds on Channel V & MTV. The EP has entered into the AIR 100% Indie Single Charts, it currently sits at #13.
Continue reading The Jezabels Sydney Show & National Support Tour with Tegan & Sara
|One of Baltimore’s most loved/hated bands, Ruiner, is kicking off their world tour, …And Hell’s Coming With Me tomorrow in West Virginia. Over the next two months, the band will tour the continental US from east to west and back again. Additionally, Ruiner will be flying overseas to China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and Canada for several weeks of shows – an amazing feat and a lot of uncharted territory covered for any band.|
The Dillinger Escape Plan have merely one prerogative: to go forward in ALL directions simultaneously.
TUESDAY 18 MAY ADELAIDE, FOWLERS LIVE – Lic A/A
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|Following on from their groundbreaking 1999 debut full-length, ‘Calculating Infinity’ and the near-perfect pileup of craft and chaos on 2007’s “Ire Works”, The Dillinger Escape Plan have unveiled their latest masterpiece, ‘Option Paralysis’. It features all their trademark furious breaks and asymmetric rhythmical patterns, but surprises us throughout with tasteful yet haunting melody. The Dillinger Escape Plan boldly go where no band dared to go before and they have emerged with a new vision which will take them to new dimensions.|
The mighty Hoodoo Gurus are back with their ninth studio album Purity Of Essence and to mark this auspicious occasion they will do what they do best: hit the road and perform like they have done for many a decade, exciting fans across the globe with a live show to rock you to your core and leave you aching for more!
Continue reading Tour: Hoodoo Gurus ‘Purity Of Essence’ Tour ‘Purity Of Essence’ Tour – April/May 2010
Do you want a double pass to The Philly Jays Melbourne or Brisbane show? See below for details.
|Fresh from the Laneway Festival tour Philadelphia Grand Jury announce a headline tour and new track from last year’s J Award nominated debut, Hope is For Hopers.
The new radio single ‘I Don’t Want To Party (Party)’ is an anti-party slacker anthem that in its utter catchiness has a habit of inciting exactly the opposite to what it says in the title. The track is a live favourite and was
for a long time used as the set closer which sees the band finish each set with a literal bang – one time even seeing lead singer Berkfinger taking to an upright piano with a sledgehammer
The single is joined by three exclusive never-heard-before tracks.
B-side number one is a disco remix of Philadelphia Grand Jury album track ‘Wet Winter Holiday’ by Mike FWD. The next is a solo track by band lead singer and producer Berkfinger called ‘Jimmy At The Whorehouse’ which is the first cut off a self-produced solo concept album due out later in the year on the band’s own label Normal People Making Hits.
Continue reading PHILADELPHIA GRAND JURY ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE, HEADLINE TOUR & MOVE TO THE UK
The Frontier Touring Company announces the return of Regina Spektor to Australia and New Zealand in April this year.
When Regina Spektor’s family moved from her birthplace of the Soviet Union to America’s Bronx, her musical interests and talent expanded from the genre of classical music toward the vibrancy of pop and rock. These transitions of location and taste are reflected in the classical artistry within her piano composition and distinctive eclectic fusion of sounds. Adding to her repertoire of skills is her ability to play not only the piano but the guitar and occasional percussion as well, rendering her a truly versatile musician.
Continue reading REGINA SPEKTOR returns to Australia & New Zealand – April/May 2010
New Found energy, New Found purpose; New Found Glory is back in the ring.
|As opposed to the majority of their stale contemporaries, New Found Glory attacks each album with a breath of fresh air in a genre saturated with vocoder and neon. With an impressive catalog that hosts some of the most memorable pop punk songs of the past decade, their Epitaph Records debut ‘Not Without a Fight’, shows just how well they put their competition in a finishing headlock, “there’s no need to put up a fight, because New Found Glory takes the title by default.” – Absolute Punk|
To celebrate the success of her debut EP ‘If You Can’t Whistle’, Gossling (aka Helen Croome) will take to the stage with headlining shows in Melbourne, and offering support to The Whitlams and Whitley in Canberra.
Gossling’s debut EP ‘If You Can’t Whistle’ has garnered plenty of attention, with the track “Days Are Over” becoming part of Triple J’s staple play list in recent times, and “He Knows My Love” being used in the Triple J ‘Unearthed’ promos. Gossling’s tracks were discovered by Triple J after she drew attention as an Unearthed artist. Gossling started 2010 supporting Lamb for their side shows during their visit for Peats Ridge Festival.
Continue reading Tour: Gossling to tour in support of debut EP – ‘If You Can’t Whistle’
NILE After two years since their last studio album “Ithyphallic”, mighty US-American technical death metal masters NILE are finally back with new and exciting material – “Those Whom The Gods Detest” is a landmark release in the field of all things brutal yet technically refined. This album serves up a massive death metal onslaught featuring all the trademarks of the band – relentless brutality, Egyptian mythology, Middle Eastern interludes and incredible guitar duels and will show all youngsters and newcomers just who is the leader of the pack. Nile return to Australia to devastate the hordes of extreme metal fans and deliver us a true death metal knockout blow. Continue reading NILE with Abigail Williams and Hate Eternal – Australian / New Zealand Tour – May 2010
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA 17th FEBRUARY, 2010 – With less than a week before the original grandmasters of electronica arrive on Australian shores, tickets have almost sold out. There are limited release tickets left in each state but this is your last chance to see why the UK duo made it to the prestigious Q Magazine’s ’50 bands to see before you die’ list.
Continue reading DIDGERIDOOS, SPACE AND YOUR LAST CHANCE TO SEE ORBITAL
|After an absolutely massive 2009, Skipping Girl Vinegar crawled into the studio the week before Christmas to record their new single ‘One Long Week’, the first release from their forthcoming sophomore album. Working with Melbourne indie producers Nick Huggins (Kid Sam, Whitley) & Greg Arnold, the band have ventured into new territories whilst retaining their organic hobo pop aesthetic, uncovering a dark and overwhelming melodic classic. ‘One Long Week’ was Mixed in Nashville by American indie legend Brad Jones (Bob Evans, Josh Rouse) who mixed SGV’s debut album.|