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All Our Exes Live In Texas Premiere New Single + Video ‘The Devil’s Part’ + National Tour

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Fresh off the back of inking a deal with one of Australia’s most prized and well-established independent labels, ABC Music, and just moments after the Exes boarded a plane to spread their magic throughout the UK and Ireland, the Sydney all-female, all-bad-ass folk outfit All Our Exes Live in Texas leave us with ‘The Devil’s Part’. This twisted tale of love, heartbreak and terrible back tattoos is the latest instalment, lifted from the Exes’ debut album When We Fall, due for release on March 3, 2017.
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Live Review : Groovin The Moo – Canberra 2016

Review by Scott Singh
Twenty One Pilots at Groovin The Moo - Canberra 2016 Photographer: Ruby Boland
It was time yet again for regional juggernaut Groovin The Moo to hit the University of Canberra for a day of unforgettable musical acts that highlight the diversity of Australian music whilst also showcasing a few international superstars.

The day kicked off with a range of openers fighting for the attention of the early arrivals but it was Sydney based Gordi who had the crowd moving about with her blend of electro-folk tunes including the ominous number, “Can We Work It Out”. Even as an early performer, Harts commanded his time on stage, relishing in the pure joy that is Funk-Rock. The climax of his set ended with an emotive tribute to Prince; that personified his respect, admiration and pure love for the late artist.

As the day trailed on, attendees soon realised it was time to secure a spot at the main stages or the Moulin Rouge, if they wanted to get alongside their favourite performers. This in itself raised a difficult question. Do you stay outside in the heat and bounce along to the sounds of Boo Seeka and DZ Deathrays, in which these performers are notorious for drawing every ounce out of their audience; or do you retreat to the comfort of Moulin Rouge and enjoy ever changing mix of artists? With artists such as Remi hyping the crowd with his infectious rhymes to Vallis Alps luring onlookers into a trance with their refined soulful electronica, it was easy to spread yourself thin trying to witness all the acts.

Luckily this became less pertinent as the afternoon acts delighted the crowd with longer sets.

New York duo MS MR dazed onlookers with a brilliant barrage of pop anthems including Fantasy and Painted, which set the pace for the remainder of the festival. Then moments later it was Safia who drew in the largest crowd of the day so far, teasing fans with snippets of their upcoming album before ending with an explosive rendition of Take Me Over featuring a surprise appearance from Canberra local, Citizen Kay.

Under the guise of the dimming sunlight, Jarryd James took to the main stage and with it, isolated a chilled ambience that would not be seen again for the remainder of the festival. Though he himself is a quiet man, Jarryd soared throughout his performance with Give Me Something encouraging the crowd to shake off the cold before slipping into Do You Remember at the end of the performance to leave the crowd yearning for a little more.

What came next was visually the greatest performance of the night, Twenty One Pilots held nothing back during their set. Tyler Joseph presented a wealth of energy as he leapt from the various mic on stage, dropping supersonic rhymes that lost even the most faithful of fans; all this was supported by Josh Dun who handled all the percussions for the set. Smoke flared up and shrouded the performers during Ride and when Guns For Hands closed the set, fans were showered in a glory of confetti.

Rising up to the difficult task of following the previous performance, The Rubens used their music to assure fans, they were worthy of their hottest 100 title. Showcasing a majority of their latest release Hoops, the boys were accompanied by a backdrop of studio lights and nothing more, it was all about the music which was executed perfectly. There was even an insistence where frontman Sam Margin leapt onto an inflatable raft and surfed the crowd as the remainder of the band delved into a prolonged outro. The performance was very reminiscence of their comeback set during Splendour In The Grass 2015.

It was at this juncture that Boy & Bear reminded the crowd what a performance was like when a band has worked tirelessly for years to perfect their craft. Able to reach heights higher than any of their recorded material, the set lifted the best elements of their discography including Feeding Line, Harlequin Dream and the latest addition, Walk The Wire. Tight harmonies swept over the crowd in the cool of the night, seizing onlookers and bringing them to a halt.

Here we are left with the climatic performance by Alison Wonderland, who created tremors across the grounds as this EDM giant did everything from remix current hot tracks such as Justin Bieber’s What Do You Mean to Zhu’s Working For It; to unleashing some deep trance onto the crowd, demanding any remnants of their life. From a mesmerising light shows to Ben Woolner from Safia joining in for Take Me To Reality, having Alison as the final performance ensured that each and every person in the crowd were getting the most out of their festival experience. If the people weren’t satisfied before Alison came on stage, they surely were when it came to the end of the festival.

During a time where we have seen the fall of so many great festivals, Groovin The Moo stands as a testimony for what people love and continues to nurture the passion of the fans and in that, the industry itself.

Festival: Groovin’ The Moo 2016, Canberra
Date: April 24, 2016
Featured Bands (in alphabetic order):
Alison Wonderland, Boo Seeka, Boy & Bear, British India, Danny Brown, Drapht, DZ Deathrays, Emma Louise, Genesis Owusu, Golden Features, Harts, Hockey Dad, In Hearts Wake, Jarryd James, MS MR, Polish Club, REMI, SAFIA, The Rubens, Turquoise Prince LTC, Twenty One Pilots, Vallis Alps

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Photo Gallery : Groovin’ The Moo 2016, Canberra – Socials
Groovin The Moo - Canberra 2016 Photographer: Ruby Boland

Photo Gallery : Groovin’ The Moo 2016, Canberra – Bands
Twenty One Pilots at Groovin The Moo - Canberra 2016 Photographer: Ruby Boland

Photo Gallery : Groovin The Moo – Canberra 2016

Photographer: Ruby Boland Photography
Twenty One Pilots at Groovin The Moo - Canberra 2016 Photographer: Ruby Boland

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Boy & Bear – ‘Limit of Love’ Australian Tour – 2016

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A few weeks out from the release of their third studio album, Limit of Love, and after an impressively busy touring schedule in 2014 that saw Boy & Bear play 170 shows across three continents, the boys have decided it’s time to hit the road again and have today announced their Limit Of Love album tour. Set to kick off at Odeon Theatre in Tasmania on January 22, the tour will move through to Festival Hall Melbourne on January 23, Thebarton Theatre Adelaide on January 29, Red Hill Auditorium Perth on January 30, Hordern Pavillion Sydney on February 12 and will finish up at Riverstage in Brisbane on February 13.
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Boy & Bear Announce ‘Get Up & Dance’ National Theatre Tour

Boy & BearHaving recently toured the world to sold out venues across Europe, the UK, US & Canada, and currently mid-way through an extensive 29 date regional tour of Australia, in-demand Sydney five-piece, Boy & Bear have announced their final tour for 2014, their Get Up & Dance theatre tour set to take place throughout September 2014. This will also be their final tour in support of their number 1 ARIA album, Harlequin Dream.

Boy & Bear will kick start the tour at The Palais (Melbourne) on September 5, and will move through to some of the country’s biggest and most respected theatres including Her Majesty’s Theatre (Adelaide), The Arts Centre (Gold Coast), The Tivoli (Brisbane), Sydney Opera House (Sydney), Albany Entertainment Centre (Albany, WA), Bunbury Entertainment Centre (Bunbury, WA) and finishing off at the Fremantle Arts Centre (Fremantle, WA) on September 28.
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Goodnight Owl “Goodnight Owl” – EP Review

Review: Natalie Salvo
Goodnight Owl started life in a bedroom, graduated to various recording studios and a church in Melbourne, and the result is a folktronica quartet content on blurring the lines between musical genres. Peel away the layers and you have five songs on a self-titled debut EP that have too many ambient noises and electronic beats to be strictly pop, yet also boast too many tender, heartfelt moments to be strictly the former.

The group have been likened to The Postal Service, Sigur Ros, Bon Iver and Band of Horses and they admit their music can take you in one of two directions. Like being faced with a road less travelled, on the one hand there is the promise of the embrace of the dawn while the alternative is an adventure into the dark
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SOUTHBOUND 2011 – Three Full Days, Three Nights Camping, Over 60 acts, One Festival!

Three Full Days, Three Nights Camping, Over 60 acts, One Festival!

  The summer festival season is so close we can taste it. And it tastes delicious! The prime course on this summer festival menu is Southbound , WAs only superb and sustainable music, camping and arts festival. Returning to Busselton from the 1st – 3rd January, and proudly presented by triple j, Southbound is the perfect way to bring in the new year.

We are salivating over the line up and are very very excited to bring you this audible feast. So excited, we’re serving up all the juicy acts on one huge announcement platter.

From lands far away are those pioneers of the electro-rock movement, Klaxons, bringing us new material, and New Yorkers Interpol, presenting their hotly anticipated 4th album. Joining them, are slow-burning kings, The National, and set to take it up a notch, all with new material to share are The Rapture, Hot Hot Heat and Cold War Kids.
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STONEFEST 2010 @ University of Canberra – lineup announcement!

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The Frontier Touring Company, in association with the University of Canberra’s entertainment division UC LIVE!, are thrilled to announce the lineup for this year’s hotly anticipated Stonefest festival scheduled for Saturday 30 October 2010 and held on the University’s grounds.

The addition of Frontier Touring as festival co-promoters is sure to add to the magnitude of the festival. This year sees Frontier celebrating its 30th year of operation and 500th tour. Frontier Touring are extremely pleased to be a part of the venerable Stonefest festival in 2010.

Stonefest has previously hosted an array of highly reputable local and international artists including Cut Copy, The Waifs, Paul Kelly (2007), Faker, Grinspoon, The Dandy Warhols (2008), Josh Pyke, Children Collide, British India, The Living End and Birds of Tokyo (2009). Continue reading

Live Review and Photos: Angus & Julia Stone, Boy & Bear, Lavelle Collins @ The Palace, Melbourne 25 March 2010

By Luke Sutton
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Angus & Julia Stone

[Photos: Anna Kanci]
  Brother and sister duo Angus & Julia Stone are making their mark on 2010. With a new album, Down The Way having just been released, the Stone siblings embarked on an Australian tour to promote this wonderful new release for a wide circle of fans. The stage had been decorated into a furnished room, which lamps, old cameras, and a backdrop made of wallpaper decor’ and old photo frames. The term ‘Intimate gig’ could not have been truer, despite being played at the Palace.

Opening up the night in Melbourne was local singer songwriter Lavelle Collins. Playing solo with only his guitar in hand, Collins played a somewhat generic folk set.

Playing an acoustic set due to two of Boy & Bear’s band member’s being on tour with Laura Marling, Boy & Bear was comprised of a trio tonight. Reminiscent of the UK’s Mumford & Sons, Boy & Bear are such a wonderful band to watch perform. Such being, it was incredibly disappointing to see the three remaining members having to compete with the chatter of a crowd who really did not care. Many moments of perfect harmonies were blown away by the chatter of some stoned/drunk girls in the front of the floor area. Regardless of this, paying attention to the band, we were treated to a strong, honest and wonderful set which was closed with the excellent Mexican Mavis. Boy & Bear have an EP released in stores and online soon.
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