Outfitted in Dr Martens, tight jeans and glitter, Destrends are a Melbourne based three-piece quickly building a reputation as a distinctly theatrical live band with a sound influenced by early 80s post-punk. Their sound is a unique blend, reminiscent of the new wave sound of the late 70s and early 80s, with a gentle touch of gothic hysteria.
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Melbourne rock upstarts APES are about to release their ridiculously charismatic new single ‘Pull The Trigger’, and have just announced two single launch shows plus a BIGSOUND appearance. Busy, busy boys.
Concentrating this past twelve months on solidifying their fanbase and tailoring their sound, Apes are the archetype of a young act with a bright future ahead of them. Heavy triple j and BBC radio support has seen their star rise rapidly, as have impressive showings on the Big Day Out and Groovin’ The Moo stages, plus dates with Kingswood, Stonefield, The Love Junkies, Fidlar and Royal Blood. They’re currently catching their breath after tearing it up on tour with Band Of Skulls. Next stop is Sydney and Melbourne single launches in August, both tiny club shows that will no doubt sell fast and result in much beer spilt and many hands in the air, followed by a coveted spot on the live program at BIGSOUND 2014. Brash and tight, Apes’ live show will do them many favours as the band continue to work their way into the popular favour.
Continue reading Apes to release ‘Pull The Trigger’ + Announce Launch Dates
*** Tour Update ***
Band Of Skulls’ long-awaited 2014 Australian tour is off to an impressive start! The bands Melbourne show has now officially SOLD OUT with Sydney and Brisbane selling fast, their reputation as one of the most exciting and captivating rock n’ roll acts around right now has preceded them. Band Of Skulls have been touring alongside the likes of The Black Keys, Queens of the Stone Age, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Muse.
Southampton rock heavyweights Band Of Skulls have announced Melbourne four-piece APES as support act for their upcoming Australian tour dates.
APES have a reputation for high-energy live shows, searing garage-rock and shout-out-loud choruses, marking their spot firmly on the map in Australia and abroad with attention from triple j and UK’s BBC Radio 1.
Last here in 2012, Band of Skulls return to Australian shores in June to celebrate the release of their third LP, ‘Himalayan’ (out now through Electric Blue Recordings / [PIAS] Australia).
Continue reading BAND OF SKULLS with APES | AUSTRALIAN TOUR | June 2014