| Darker Half play METAL: drawing on the roots of classic heavy metal, they have been inspired by thrash, power, death, speed and more to build a unique style all their own.
Darker Half come from Sydney Australia. The band is based around the dual guitars of Vo Simpson and Brad Dickson. The guitar harmonies of Vo and Brad intertwine searing lead breaks with Vo’s screaming power vocals and brutal doom growl across the solid yet adventurous bass and drums of Simon Hamilton and Dom Simpson.
Ovation and EMI today announced that Irish singing sensation Celtic Woman, is touring Australia for the first time, bringing their Songs From The Heart tour to five cities in October and November this year.
From the shores of Ireland, Celtic Woman brings the talents of vocalists Lisa Kelly, Chloë Agnew, Lynn Hilary, Alex Sharpe and fiddler Máiréad Nesbitt each of whom bring a unique style and distinctly different contribution to the group.
Fast becoming an international phenomenon and following a sell out tour throughout the US comes the dynamic talent of five Irish women who make up the multi selling platinum group, Celtic Woman. Majestic and enchanting, the angelic voices of the five Celtic beauties tell the journey of the modern Celtic Woman with songs from the heart. Continue reading CELTIC WOMAN – Australian Tour Announced For October-November 2010
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|The last few months have seen brother and sister duo Angus and Julia Stone go from strength to strength. With a #1 Gold album (fast approaching platinum) and a national SOLD OUT tour under their belts the pair have since been touring the UK, Europe, USA and Canada, gathering further accolades. ‘Down the Way’ came in at #19 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart in the USA, #40 in France and have just completed their sold out UK dates,|
with The Times saying about the pairs shepherds bush empire show – ‘triumphant’. Angus & Julia go on to tour Europe then a headline spot at the UK’s biggest Music Convention/Festival – The Great Escape. Continue reading ANGUS & JULIA STONE August-September 2010 Tour!
|Following his hugely successful 2008 Australian live tour of his hit show Tinselworm, British comic and musician Bill Bailey returns down under with his brand new live show, Bill Bailey Live.
Kicking off on Thursday, 1 July in Newcastle, the tour will take in Newcastle, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Launceston, Hobart, Melbourne and Sydney, before culminating in Canberra on Friday 30 July.
Following his performances at London’s Royal Albert Hall and the resulting critically acclaimed BBC2 television broadcast, last autumn Bill enjoyed a very successful UK tour of his
Brisbane-reared, Brooklyn-based noise merchants Violent Soho have announced long awaited homecoming dates to celebrate the release of their self titled new album.
Violent Soho’s self titled album is being released worldwide in 2010 via Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace label and is without doubt one of the most powerful rock albums you will hear this year. Lead single ‘Jesus Stole My Girlfriend’ is already causing major waves on radio stations across the globe, and currently sits in the Billboard Top 40 rock songs chart and the Canadian Top 20 airplay chart. Continue reading VIOLENT SOHO album release + homecoming tour dates
|Brisbane’s hardest-working purveyors of melodic rock Drawn from Bees are this week packing their finest cufflinks and vintage suits in preparation for their debut international appearances – first stop USA, followed by Hong Kong and UK.
Drawn from Bees were handpicked to represent Queensland in the international music stakes, kicking off the expedition for new audiences at West Hollywood’s Whiskey A Go Go this Sunday April 25 as part of Musexpo LA. Following up with further showcase invitations at Music Matters Hong Kong and Musexpo London, 2010 is set to be the international year for the quartet who have already picked up airplay across various stations in the USA.
“Kasabian conjures the ghosts of Brit rock titans for one of the decade’s most thrilling and memorable live experiences” – Channel [V]
|Ounce for ounce, Kasabian are the most exciting British rock band of this decade.
Whether playing a secret show in a small pub in Ireland, The Glastonbury Festival or working a sold out Wembley Stadium, they come, they conquer and always metaphorically (and sometimes physically) destroy all that come before them. Continue reading Kasabian – Australian tour announced!
|In 2010 Ben Sherman return to present their annual live music love-in; the Ben Sherman Big British Sound. Following the huge success of the Big British Sound’s debut in Sydney last year, Ben Sherman have decided to take the show on the road, and will host the Big British Sound in Melbourne, as well as Sydney, for the first time this year.
What is the Ben Sherman Big British Sound exactly? Each year Ben Sherman selects a range of the best emerging artists in Australian independent music to come together and celebrate Ben Sherman’s British music heritage. Each band throws one or two covers into their set from British artists they are influenced by, or who they simply dig.
If there’s one band in this country who has sold in excess of half a million albums, singles, DVDs collectively across their relatively short career, it’s the always get on ya feet and dance, The Cat Empire!
EMI Music Australia proudly announced that Melbourne’s own The Cat Empire have re-signed with the label and set to celebrate their successful 6 year relationship with the release of their fourth studio album ‘Cinema’ on Friday June 25. Continue reading The Cat Empire Announce New Album ‘Cinema’ and Tour
|Hailing from Australia, Brisbane’s Hungry Kids of Hungary have certainly left their indie-pop stamp all over the country in the last 12 months and now are packing their knapsacks and debuting their acclaimed live show on international soil – first stop USA, followed by the UK. Continue reading Hungry Kids of Hungary – International Dates and Brand New Song Giveaway|
|Sydney quartet The Holidays announce East Coast headline dates to coincide with the release of their imminent new single Golden Sky. Summer’s throes may have vanished but the band has emerged from their Sydney studio with another sun-drenched tune that channels warm nights and cloudless skies. Golden Sky, delivered to radio shortly, blends wild percussion, sing-a-long chant choruses, falsetto vocals and squawking guitars into an action packed, yet equally sublime journey.|
It comes hot on the heels of the acclaimed single Moonlight Hours, which reached # 1 on Triple J’s playlist earlier this year and re-configured the band’s musical GPS. Continue reading The Holidays – East Coast Headliner Tour May-June 2010
|Few artists in rock history can carry off the single moniker, and carry it with gravitas.
SLASH is one of that rare breed.
Since emerging with Guns N’ Roses, SLASH has been one of the world’s most sought after guitarists. Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Quentin Tarantino and so many other fellow icons have sought his services in order to make the good sound great.
Critics and fans alike still debate the greatest rock riff of all time with “Sweet Child O’ Mine” consistently taking top honors. Time Magazine placed SLASH second only to Jimi Hendrix amongst the greatest guitarists of all time.
Train make their triumphant return to Australia this June on the back of their ARIA, platinum, number one hit single Hey, Soul Sister.
Currently tearing across the US before heading onto the UK and Europe, Train play theatre shows on Australia’s east coast – Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne – before continuing onto New Zealand. Continue reading Train will play at Enmore Theatre on 21st June 2010
|Delivering potent, intelligent, memorable melodies with a noisy cohesion and howling passion, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have never succumbed to the safe path or released records to please the suits.
From the sparse, literate and deeply hypnotic killer tunes of ‘Howl’ to the simmering sexuality of ‘Baby 81’, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have always sought to personify, celebrate, and finally eulogize the ravaged sound of bar-bred, blue-collar rock.
|After their incendiary performances on the 2009 Soundwave festival, Destroy All Lines, Blunt Magazine and Killyourstereo.com and are pleased to announce that Florida’s EVERGREEN TERRACE will be hitting our shores this May to celebrate the release of their latest record, Almost Home. Along for the ride will be fellow Floridian outfit CASEY JONES and local hard men DROPSAW.|