Self proclaimed pioneers of Celtabillyrootsgrassfolk Round Mountain Girls are back at their old shenanigans with latest single “The Constant Rhythm” and this time they’re taking two time Golden Guitar song bird, Felicity Urquhart, along for the ride.
Continue reading Round Mountain Girls “Young And Able” Tour 2016
Set to drop on the 9th September, SAFIA’s debut album Internal is one of the most anticipated Australian LP’s of 2016. Today, the outfit share the cinematic new video for most recent single, ‘Over You’ which reached the coveted position as most played track on Triple J and currently sits at over one million Spotify streams. SAFIA today also announce breakout producer, Running Touch and house duo, Set Mo as supports for the band’s biggest Australia and New Zealand tour to date, kicking off 23 September in their hometown of Canberra.
Continue reading SAFIA ‘INTERNAL’ TOUR 2016 *Supports Announced*
It’s safe to say Adelaide indie-punk rock act The Hard Aches aren’t new to music. The slacker punks surged forward on a relentless touring schedule for the past few years, playing in venues as diverse as carparks, backyards, bedrooms & record stores, honing a sound that is unmistakably their own, brought to life by the technical brilliance of drummer Alex Upton and the frenetic guitarwork of Ben David. Now the duo is back with their new EP I Freak Out, which is already attracting attention on national radio and international buzz. I Freak Out will be released September 9th and is available to pre-order now.
Continue reading THE HARD ACHES RELEASE NEW EP & ANNOUNCE NATIONAL TOUR – SEPTEMBER 2016
After playing to sold-out crowds in 2015 with the likes of Rüfüs, Hermitude, Carmada and Little Dragon, and on the back of upcoming UK and European summer festival appearances such as TheSoundYouNeed in Malta, and Ephemere in Tunisia – Kilter have announced a national tour hitting all corners of Australia and New Zealand this September.
Continue reading Kilter announces Australian and New Zealand Tour – September 2016
With the bands upcoming August release of ART ROCK TWO, the long awaited follow up to 2015’s ‘Art Rock One’, Melbourne’s cult art rock duo (now trio) THE STIFFYS will embark on a massive 17 date national tour!
Continue reading THE STIFFYS ANNOUNCE “‘ART ROCK TWO’ TOUR in 3D” – September 2016
Having only recently released her critically acclaimed second album PANACEA, Sahara Beck is showing no signs of slowing down, with her busy touring schedule set to extend into the tail end of 2016. The 20-year-old, 3 x QMA winning singer-songwriter from the Sunshine Coast, has just announced she will be joining Ball Park Music for their massive, 17-date national album tour, which kicks off September 3, alongside Melbourne indie rockers The Creases, PLUS sets locked in for the upcoming Bello Winter Music Festival.
Continue reading Sahara Beck To Support Ball Park Music + Upcoming Shows + Album ‘PANACEA’
With her dream band The GoodLife by her side, Canadian expat, now Australian resident, Tracy McNeil has delivered her finest release yet with her fourth studio album Thieves. Ten songs written across three countries – the album traverses the emotional landscape of loss, the elusiveness of time and the thrill of new beginnings.
Continue reading Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife: Thieves Album Tour 2016
The Bennies head off on their biggest tour to date in a week’s time and they are excited to announce a bunch of local legends will be joining the tour. Visiting each of the states and territories around the country, from June ‘till the end of July, the tour sees The Bennies joined by label mates Clowns and Perth’s Axe Girl along with the huge list of local supports below. Presented by triple j tickets are on sale now.
Continue reading The Bennies Australian tour 2016 with Clowns & Axe Girl! **Local Supports Announced**
In 1994 a groovy little band outta Portland, Oregon burst into life – they were called THE DANDY WARHOLS. There were a group of friends who ’needed music to drink to’. For the last two decades, THE DANDY WARHOLS have solidified themselves as a veteran rock act that combine a detached garage rock cool with effervescent pop melodies, creating a sound that has been described as Portland’s answer to Brit-Pop.
Continue reading The Dandy Warhols Announce ‘Distortland’ Australian Tour -October 2016
Parkway Drive reveal the local support bands who will be opening each show on the upcoming All Aussie Adventure East Coast Regional Tour.
Continue reading PARKWAY DRIVE – All Aussie Adventure Tour 2016 – Supports Announced
One of the most exciting and endearing Australian indie-rock outfits, Bad Pony, have just unveiled tour dates and a new single ‘Sideways’ – a DIY self-produced effort recorded at guitarist Cron Van Niekerk’s home studio.
Continue reading Bad Pony – New Single ‘Sideways’ + Tour Dates 2016
Get ready for the Best 80s Night Ever! TOTALLY 80’s!
TOTALLY 80’s Stars 7 International 80’s Superstars – MARTIKA, BERLIN, LIMAHL of KAJAGOOGOO, PAUL LEKAKIS, KATRINA (ex KATRINA & THE WAVES), MEN WITHOUT HATS & STACEY Q will be together – live in concert – to perform all of their classic hits. Sharing the stage with them will be 2 of Australia’s own Countdown Favourites WA WA NEE and REAL LIFE!
Whether it was her synth-dance songs or power ballads, there’s no doubting MARTIKA (USA) was a great singer. At TOTALLY 80s she will perform all of her biggest Australian hits including the #1 smash Love… Thy Will Be Done (written by Prince no less), the almost #1 Toy Soldiers as well as I Feel The Earth Move and Martika’s Kitchen. This will be only the second time MARTIKA has toured Australia, the last time being 1991!
Let by Terri Nunn, synth-pop/ new wavers BERLIN (USA) will take you back in time to that steamy scene from Top Gun when they perform their Australian #1 Take My Breath Away (writer Giorgio Moroder said that he is most proud of this song, of all the other hits he has had) plus their other fantastic Top 40 Hits, including No More Words, Dancing in Berlin as well as the seminal, Metro (which has been covered by everyone from System of a Down to Alkaline Trio). This will be BERLIN’s first tour of Australia since 1984!
The original duotone spikey mullet man, LIMAHL (UK) was, oh, so much more than his legendary hair; the band he fronted KAJAGOOGOO were responsible for the 1980’s Nick Rhodes (DURAN DURAN) produced classic Too Shy (which peaked at #6 on the Australian charts.) LIMAHL immediately found solo success with his smash hit Never Ending Story giving him another Top 10 hit here. This will be the first time LIMAHL of KAJAGOOGOO has ever toured Australia!
PAUL LEKAKIS (USA), the man who like a fine wine only gets better with age, had one of the biggest hits in 1987 with Boom Boom (Lets Go Back To My Room). This 80’s dance-pop gem was an Australian phenomenon and stayed at #1 for 5 weeks! This will be the first time Paul has ever performed in Australia!
KATRINA (UK) ex KATRINA & THE WAVES had one of the biggest 80’s hits with their power pop classic Walking on Sunshine reaching #4 here, it’s second highest chart position in the world only behind Canada. KATRINA was last here in 1987 as part of the Countdown Spectacular.
One of the most memorable videos from the 80’s was for Canada’s MEN WITHOUT HATS for their mega hit Safety Dance. It has stood the test of time and remains one of the quintessential 80’s songs that always makes you smile! This will be the first time MEN WITHOUT HATS have ever performed live in Australia!
The Queen of retro / electro dance, STACEY Q (USA) stormed the Australian charts in 1986 with her debut single Two of Hearts reaching #8. Her follow up single We Connect was another great slice of hi-nrg dance music and reached #6 here. “Long live the 80’s and Stacey Q” indeed!
WA WA NEE came of nowhere in 1986 and scored an Aussie #1 with their debut single Stimulation. They followed it up with 2 more Top 10 Australian Hits – Sugar Free and I Could Make You Love Me.
Of all the 80’s Australian acts very few charted outside of Australia. REAL LIFE were the exception with their synth pop classic Send Me An Angel reaching #6 in Australia as well as #1 in NZ, #1 in Germany, #18 Canada, #29 in the US to name a few! REAL LIFE will perform Send Me An Angel as well as their other Australian Top 10 hit, Catch Me I’m Falling.
What a line-up! What a night! So many 80s classic songs all performed live by the original artists! TOTALLY 80’s will be a night to re-live some of the decade’s biggest smash hits, (safety) dance moves and musical memories.
TOTALLY 80’s – Best 80’s Night Ever!
Totally 80’s Australian Tour Dates:
Tuesday 12th July – BRISBANE Eatons Hill
Thursday 14th July – GOLD COAST Jupiters
Friday 15th July – MELBOURNE Palais Theatre
Saturday 16th July – SYDNEY Enmore Theatre
Wednesday 20th July – PERTH Astor Theatre
Thursday 21st July – ADELAIDE The Gov
Friday 22nd July – HOBART Wrest Point
Saturday 23rd July – MELBOURNE The Palms @ Crown
Sunday 24th July – MELBOURNE The Palms @ Crown
Wednesday 27th July – REVESBY Revesby Workers
Thursday 28th July – NEWCASTLE Civic Theatre
Friday 29th July – PENRITH Penrith Panthers
Saturday 23rd July – MELBOURNE The Palms @ Crown
Tickets on sale NOW from: http://www.metropolistouring.com/totally80s
With shareholder confidence at an all time high and strong yield from the Groovin’ The Moo Festival dates, Client Liaison embark on their national tour tomorrow in Perth at Villa. The tour will then continue on with sold out shows in Fremantle, Gold Coast, Geelong, Sydney and Melbourne as well as Byron Bay, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Wollongong and Adelaide. Full tour details below.
Continue reading Client Liaison – ‘World Of Our Love’ Australian Tour 2016
Soon to set off on their mammoth Australia-wide tour, indie innovators Little May are today announcing 18-year-old prodigy and triple j darling, E^ST as their support act this May. She will be joined by yet-to-be-announced local openers in each city. This news comes with the unveiling of the winner of Little May’s #artforthecompany tour poster competition, Lauren Vingillis from Sydney, who has won a bunch of prizes and will have her artwork distributed nationally.
Continue reading LITTLE MAY – National Tour – May 2016
After the success of their debut EP, Waxen Myriad, in 2014, Brisbane band Twin Haus began this year recording their awaited follow up, set to be released on March 22nd through Bedlam Records. Whilst continuing to reaffirm their status as one of the best live bands that their city has to offer, the four piece bunkered down for most of 2015 in a preparatory writing mode for their latest release.
Continue reading Twin Haus Release Sophomore EP “Nothing Lavish”