A regular event in the Mangrove Mountain hall in the past 8 years, thanks to the enthusiasm of promoter Ryan Howard, an evening of Blues / Folk / Roots music from a range of local and national artists, this weekend saw the multi-talented Ash Grunwald head the bill, and he agreed to do two shows to assist with the COVID-19 capacity restrictions.
Australian alt favourites Slowly Slowlyhave announced a huge list of added dates and venue upgrades to their 2021 national headline tour, and revealed label-mates Yours Truly as special guests. It comes after the band played a huge set at Live At The Bowl alongside Ocean Alley, Maddy Jane & The Grogans last week, and ahead along the east coast with Full Tilt Festival shortly.
After consultations with NSW Health and the NSW Minister for Health, Brad Hazzard, sadly they have arrived at the decision that it is in the interests of the safety of everyone the festival be cancelled over the Easter period and re-scheduled to a later date.
Hey Sydney! We have some exciting news to share with you. You’ve waited so patiently, and the wait is now over as we’re stoked to reveal Full Tilt Festival is heading your way. That’s right, the biggest alternative music festival will be held at Bella Vista Farm on July 31 with its huge all Australian line-up joining Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide dates.
CHEZ KANE Released – 12th March 2021 Frontiers Music
A talented, young vocalist who fronts, with her two sisters, the UK melodic rock band Kane’d, Chez Kane was brought to the attention of the label after conversations with Danny Rexon of Crazy Lixx about the possibility of him scouting and producing some exciting new talent. Subsequently, Danny started working on some demos with Chez and the label did not pass up the opportunity to collaborate on this solo album as a songwriter and producer, that also happened to mastered by one Erik Mårtensson from Swedish AOR monsters, Eclipse.
ULTIMATE AUSSIE ALT ROCK FESTIVAL SPRING LOADED SET TO THRILL AUS WITH NINE COLOSSAL SHOWS IN 2021
After the blockbuster success of the inaugural festival in Queensland pre-covid, Empire Touring is elated to announce Spring Loaded is back and larger than ever, declaring a triumphant return to live music with nine festival dates set to rock around Australia in a bid to pay homage to some of the country’s most beloved festivals gone by including Big Day Out and Homebake. With a colossal lineup dripping in 90s Aussie alt rock nostalgia, 2021’s shows boast a haul of the decade’s most celebrated acts, including Grinspoon, You Am I, Regurgitator, Jebediah, Magic Dirt, Frenzal Rhomb, Custard, The Fauves, The Meanies, Tumbleweed, Screamfeeder, Caligula and MC Lindsay ‘The Doctor’ McDougall.
The Press Release for The Dust Coda‘s forthcoming album Mojo Skyline tells us that it was recorded at Modern World Studios with the multi-platinum, award-winning producer Clint Murphy (Manic Street Preachers, Thunder, Devilskin), and offers a plenitude of tracks that leap across the spectrum of rock’n’roll, containing half a decade’s worth of the band’s raw soul and innermost demons.
Yours & Owls Festival Approved to Go Ahead by The NSW Government and Ministry Of Health April 17 & 18, Stuart Park Wollongong yoursandowlsfestival
Yours and Owls Festival reports:
“Hello again Yours and Owls fam! Today we bring you some great news; The NSW Government and Ministry Of Health has advised that our COVID safety plan is approved and that our festival will be able to run this April 17 & 18, pending the current COVID situation remains under control.
THUNDER All The Right Noises Released – March 12th 2021
Thunder may be the band who will just never give up – having been a fan from the earliest Terraplane days, and having been lucky enough to be present at the 10th Anniversary “farewell” tour in 1999, and the 20 Years & Out show at Hammersmith Odeon in 2009 (despite moving to Australia in 1998) and even getting to shoot the sold-out Hammersmith show in March 2015, we felt thrilled to get the band to Australia in 2017 for some intimate, but very raucous club shows.