Kate Miller-Heidke has the critics raving with her fourth studio album, and first independent release, O Vertigo! The album playfully redefines the boundaries of her unique style of indie pop whilst pushing her voice into uncharted vocal terrain. Made possible by the support of Kate’s army of loyal fans who funded the album through PledgeMusic in a record-breaking 3 days, it was released in March and garnered rave reviews along with a top 5 debut on the ARIA album chart.
Kate launched the album to her fans in capital cities with a sold-out series of intimate acoustic shows, featuring long-term collaborator Keir Nuttall on guitar and musical freak-genius John Rodgers on violin and piano. The trio will now embark on an extensive tour of regional centres to premiere songs from O Vertigo!, along with old favourites. Tickets for Kate Miller-Heidke’s national tour go on sale Thursday 22 May.
Continue reading KATE MILLER-HEIDKE announces national album tour!
Sometimes s#%t happens…Unfortunately the Toxic Holocaust & Skeletonwitch tour slated for April was cancelled at last minute due to Joel Grind from Toxic being diagnosed with a serious throat condition which required immediate action lest he lose his voice for good.
He is currently in recovery and sharpening the blades with his sights set on a November reschedule which will see the Holocaust back in our lands ready to rip them apart with their old school nuclear thrash attack. Their latest and greatest album, Chemistry Of Consciousness will be just over a year old by then so the songs will be refined into lethal weapons and the band will be a fine tuned wrecking machine.
Continue reading **CANCELLED ** Toxic Holocaust & Iron Reagan | ‘Venomous Infestation’ Australia & NZ Tour | November 2014
Forever the Optimist‘s message was received – the transmission about their album ‘Arecibo’ was heard loud and clear and now it’s time for them to visit those who received it and give them their mission – spread the word.
Forever the Optimist’s album ‘Arecibo’ transmitted on April 18, 2014 to all corners of the globe and the replies came back in earnest.
This new message comes in visual form with a promise attached – a visually stunning filmclip for single ‘End of Antics’ and a promise to bring the message to the people, live, throughout Australia.
Continue reading Forever the Optimist announce ‘Arecibo’ Tour Dates + Release ‘End of Antics’ Music Video
CORONER are touring again and for the first time ever here in Australia. Don’t miss out on this one… Visit Hardline Media for all tour details – www.hardlinemedia.net
Review by Scott Singh
Again comes that time of year where a mixture of locals and people from out of the state come together for a chilly day of good music at Groovin The Moo 2014 held at The University of Canberra. There was a clear distinction of who was a local and who wasn’t based on the apparel worn to combat the weather. Though, despite where you came from, the festival provided enough musical diversity to satisfy anyone’s quota for the day.
To start the day, Sweet Shoppe opened with a short but tenderising set that did intrigue many festival goers as they started their day. With a hypoactive sounds that sports a gifted female vocalist, the set was a great representation of the local talent coming from Canberra. It is always encouraging when locals make the effort to come out and support the band they enjoy at the start of the day.
Continue reading Live Review | Groovin The Moo 2014 | Canberra
Northlane will launch and headline the 2014 version of their own curated mini-fest this coming May around Australia. Free Your Mind 2014 will include five touring acts on it’s Australian leg, including international and domestic artists, with local slots to be chosen via a competition launching on March 6 on TheMusic.com.au
Each week a different touring act for Free Your Mind will be announced on Channel V’s “LOUD” program on Monday evenings. The schedule for each announcement is listed below alongside the dates.
Continue reading Northlane Presents “Free Your Mind 2014”
||The Summer Rhythm Festival debuted in December 2009 with an outstanding success. In 2011 the Festival looks to be bigger and better and continues to be a not for profit event, this year promoting Mental Health awareness.
The Festival, featuring 3 stages, is to be held on the grounds of Goolabri Resort, on the ACT border just minutes from Canberra off the Federal Highway.
Supported by the local community and presented by Strange Hours the festival aims to broaden people’s knowledge of mental health through a two day musical event.
The event will be on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th February, with overnight camping space available. This is a not for profit event, Summer Rhythm will make a donation to Beyond blue.
Continue reading Summer Rhythm Festival @ Goolabri Resort, Canberra – 19-20 February 2011 [Festival News]
Critical praise for Barb Jungr’s live performances and 2010 studio album, The Men I Love: The New American Songbook:
“Barb Jungr’s voice has established her as a superlative interpreter of the great song-books”
Independent on Sunday
“A quiet revelation… her sensual performance casts the songs in a fresh light” The Times
“Magnificent …Jungr’s voice is truly a thing of wonder.” The Daily Express
Barb Jungr, the much-revered vocalist, composer and songwriter arrives in Australia for a September 2010 national tour taking in the Noosa Jazz Festival, The Salon at the Melbourne Recital Centre, The Basement in Sydney, and many more dates. Continue reading Barb Jungr to Tour Australia – September 2010
||There are few self-managed independent Australian acts that can state, they’ve toured with the likes of Santana & Lauryn Hill, been broadcast live worldwide performing at Al Gore’s 2007 Live Earth and toured across the world captivating crowds, filling rooms & rocking festivals, from Sydney to LA, NY to London, Tokyo to Montreal, Berlin to Melbourne.
Continue reading Blue King Brown Return with “Women’s Revolution” featuring Queen Ifrica
Angus and Julia Stone’s sophomore album ‘Down The Way’ is the highest selling Australian Artist album for 2010.
The album debuted No. 1 upon release in March, holding for 2 consecutive weeks and has maintained a position at the top of the charts, this week moving back inside the top 10 and notching up sales of over 70,000 copies in the last two months, certifying it platinum.
The siblings return home next month from playing sell out shows across the UK and USA to headline the ‘Go Between Bridge’ concert in Brisbane. They then jet back to Europe to play festivals in Belgium, Holland and France and Latitude and Cornbury Festivals in the UK. Returning home to Australia again in July to play the ‘On The Bright Side’ Festival in Perth followed by ‘Splendour In the Grass’ and then into their headline national tour commencing in August and running through September. Tickets are selling fast with additional shows being added in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to cope with the high demand! Continue reading Angus and Julia Stone – ‘Down The Way’ Notches Up Platinum Sales
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 is proud to announce 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 2010. Continue reading The Cat Empire – Australian Tour August/September 2010
||Once again, KARNIVOOL, Perth’s hugely successful purveyors of heavy rock prove their popularity and status on the live music scene! With 8 shows on their national tour sold out the band is pleased to announce final extra shows to cope with demand for the New Day tour – their last national headline Australian tour for their Sound Awake album.
Continue reading KARNIVOOL fans demand more shows
||Following a run of spectacular shows in Paris with Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu and The John Butler Trio in the UK – including a tour finale at London’s prestigious Hammersmith Apollo – Mama Kin is pleased to announce that she will be supporting The Cat Empire on their forthcoming national tour.
Mama Kin has been confirmed to hit the road with The Cat Empire for their August and September dates, criss-crossing the country to play a string of shows in Australia’s major venues. An ideal opportunity to celebrate the release of Beat and Holler, Mama Kin will be showcasing material from her debut album.
Mama Kin is equal parts raconteur and soulstress: a sassy femme fatale who draws on her experiences of love, life and heartache.
Her bittersweet melodies soar with stomping piano and swampy beats, traversing the riotous, the raw and the intimate. Continue reading Mama Kin Hits The Road to Support The Cat Empire
[Photos: Anna Kanci]
||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
Continue reading BILL BAILEY Australian National Tour – July 2010