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White Lung Announce Headline Shows For Sydney & Melbourne – January 2017

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Handsome Tours are proud to announce headline shows from Vancouver’s WHITE LUNG in Sydney, Melbourne and Wollongong. These thrilling club dates have been wedged between their commitments as one of the proud punk acts on the stellar 2017 Laneway Festival bill.
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THE HARD ACHES RELEASE NEW EP & ANNOUNCE NATIONAL TOUR – SEPTEMBER 2016

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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.
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Laneway Festival announces Official 2016 Emcee

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Laneway Festival is thrilled to announce Kirin J Callinan (guitarist, linguist, activist, gymnast, moodist and Instagram nudist) as the National Festival Emcee in 2016. The news was formally shared by last year’s honourable emcee Agnes DeMarco earlier today, check it out below.
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The Holidays announce April tour with guests Gold Fields [Tour News]

Sydney band The Holidays have announced they’ll be taking their dreamy, palm tree jams on the road again with a national headline tour in April.


Post Paradise (Bonus Track Version) - The HolidaysPost Paradise (Bonus Track Version)
  The band’s self produced, debut album Post Paradise, has proven to be a critic’s favourite and ended last year picking up The Age EG award for ‘Best Album’ and landing the year’s final Triple J Feature Album. The album also received “Album of the Week” in Drum Media, Beat Magazine, BMA Mag & The Brag, while Post Paradise has already delivered alternative radio favourites Broken Bones, Golden Sky and Moonlight Hours.

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ST. JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL 2011 – Festival Announcement

Since its inception in 2004, the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival has become synonymous, as they say, with hot summer days, awesome locations and diverse, forward-thinking line-ups filled to overflowing with vital, surprising bands. Favouring cutting edge talent over mainstream success, Laneway has consistently delivered compelling, boundary-pushing acts to discerning punters and next year’s event will continue that tradition.

In 2011, Laneway returns to the disparate yet uniformly gorgeous metropolitan settings of Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Auckland. Whether the backdrop is an historic sandstone courtyard, a riverbed overlooking the city or a tree-lined laneway a stone’s throw from the CBD, we guarantee a day of musical discovery and revelry that‘ll be as scenic as it will be memorable.

Next year’s event will also feature a stage co-programmed by our friends at The Windish Agency (Chicago) and Eat Your Own Ears (London). These two tastemakers are among the most respected in their territories and their involvement reflects both their close association with the Laneway Festival and our commitment to uncovering the freshest artists from every corner of the globe. Speaking of global, stay tuned for news on Laneway Festival’s official launch into Asia later this year!

The Laneway Festival is pleased to announce that its association with Young Care, an organisation which works to provide choice in care and accommodation options for over 700,000 young Australians who need it. All gold coin donations made at the festival will go directly towards Young Care.

And now, for the line-up. The A-Z of the most important, exciting acts of this year and next. Behold:

!!! (Chk Chk Chk) – THE ANTLERS – ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFFITI – BEACH HOUSE – BEAR IN HEAVEN – BLONDE REDHEAD – CLOUD CONTROL – CUT COPY – DEERHUNTER – FOALS – GOTYE – THE HOLIDAYS – HOLY FUCK – JENNY & JOHNNY – LES SAVY FAV – LOCAL NATIVES – MENOMENA – PVT – RAT vs POSSUM (excluding Perth) – STORNOWAY – TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB – VIOLENT SOHO – WARPAINT – WORLD’S END PRESS YEASAYER


TICKETING DETAILS
TICKETS FOR ALL AUSTRALIAN SHOWS ON SALE WEDNESDAY 20TH OCTOBER, 9am
Head to www.lanewayfestival.com.au to book online or call 1300 369 882
A very limited amount of Melbourne tickets will be available from POLYESTER RECORDS

MONDAY 31 JANUARY 2011 – AUCKLAND
Aotea Square, 303 Queen Street. Auckland Central (beside the Auckland Town Hall)
New Zealanders will experience their second Laneway Festival in the newly revamped Aotea Square (Auckland city’s new premier civic open space). The square itself is perfect for Laneway, with room to fit stalls, stages and audience comfortably, and more space and atmosphere than ever. Punters will have access to two different stages, enough amenities to cater for those wanting to wander between the stages or stay in front of their favourite all day, plus local arts showcases and delicious cuisine.

FRIDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2011 – BRISBANE
Alexandria St off St Paul’s Terrace, Fortitude Valley (Twilight event)
Returning to the tree-lined streets of Alexandria Street in Queensland’s creative hub, Fortitude Valley, music lovers can check out their favourite bands in a casual friendly atmosphere. Kicking off in the early afternoon, the 2011 event will introduce an extra stage so you can watch bands inside, outside, on a car park, or on the street. The Festival will again feature local designer markets and loads of food stalls. Result.

SATURDAY 5 FEBRUARY 2011 – MELBOURNE
Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC)
In 2010 we found a beautiful home for Melbourne’s Laneway Festival in the fabulous surrounds of Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC), and we’re staying put in 2011 to bring you more of a good thing. An oasis in the heart of the (greater) city just two train stops from the CBD, and set on the banks of the Maribyrnong river with the city as a backdrop, the site is the perfect spot to check out your favourite bands. Teaming up again with our friends at Footscray Community Arts Centre, we’ve managed to make the space a little bigger, the day a little longer and the grass a little greener. There will be more amenities, more food, more (free!) trains and more music than ever! Again, there will be three very different stages to wander to and from or settle in front of all day, plus local arts showcases and cuisine.
A fresh cultural hotspot, Footscray is an area of Melbourne that’s fast becoming renowned for its grass-roots arts community (FCAC is a mecca for original contemporary community-based art). It’s perfectly in line with Laneway’s continuing support of the unique and undiscovered, and we’re extremely excited to be hosting the Festival there again. The feeling is mutual: “We’re thrilled to co-present the Melbourne edition of the fabulous St Jerome’s Laneway Festival in 2011. Last year’s Festival was amazing and we can’t wait to welcome back thousands of music-loving fans to our beautiful arts centre for some more FootscraZy fun” (Jennifer Barry, Director and CEO, FCAC).

SUNDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2011 – SYDNEY
Sydney College of the Arts (SCA), Rozelle
The gorgeous setting of the historic courtyards of the SCA in Rozelle made for a pretty special festival in 2010 (not to mention some fairly stunning photos). We are thrilled to be returning to the sandstone buildings in 2011, bringing with us more fine food outlets and amenities to make your day as comfortable as possible.
The SCA is set in the pristine grounds of Callan Park and is a short cab, light rail or bus ride from Sydney’s CBD.

Friday 11 FEBRUARY 2011 – ADELAIDE
Fowler’s Live, North Terrace (Twilight event)
Adelaide punters can expect a certain level of intimacy with the kinds of bands that don’t often get to their fair city when the Laneway Festival returns to the iconic Adelaide venue, Fowler’s Live. Located among the towering urban surrounds of the University of SA (City West campus) it is one of the most intimate Laneway sites. The addition of extra catering and shady hang out areas, plus a second outdoor stage in Fenn Place – original site of the Fringe Outdoor Stages in the early 90’s – increases the space of Adelaide Laneway without affecting the friendly Fowler’s Live based intimacy.
With a strictly limited capacity, the Laneway Festival promises an unforgettable experience within the tree-lined courtyard of Fowler’s Live.

Saturday 12 FEBRUARY 2011 – PERTH*
Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge
In 2011, Laneway will again take over the Perth Cultural Centre however there will be some pretty nifty changes to last year’s layout. To accommodate the newly developed Wetlands, the local stage will now move to a special stage in the brand new Urban Orchard, which will house the cream of WA’s musical talent. The main stage will move from the Museum Stage to the Francis St stage. In other words, the Laneway Perth site will be bigger and better than in previous years.

*subject to council approval
Visit: Laneway Festival website for full festival details.
www.lanewayfestival.com.au

Laneway Festival 2011 – Dates, Venues, Dates!

Red pens and calendars at the ready. The St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2011 is returning to the inner-city venues on the dates below.

MONDAY 31 JANUARY 2011 – AUCKLAND
We’ll be announcing the heaps good venue details soon.

FRIDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2011 – BRISBANE
Alexandria St off St Paul’s Terrace, Fortitude Valley (Twilight event)

SATURDAY 5 FEBRUARY 2011 – MELBOURNE
Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC)

SUNDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2011 – SYDNEY
Sydney College of the Arts (SCA), Rozelle

Friday 11 February 2011 – ADELAIDE
Fowler’s Live, North Terrace (Twilight event)

Saturday 12 February 2011 – PERTH
Cultural Centre, Northbridge

More details coming soon…

PVT (Pivot), Seekae, AXXONN @ The Zoo, Brisbane 19 August 2010 – Live Review

Review: Denis Semchenko
As is the rule with The Zoo on school nights, there’s only a handful of people inside the room by the time AXXONN – aka Brisbane electronic music artist Tom Hall – announces his appearance by producing a series of bleeps from his keyboard and laptop. Not deterred by lacking crowd numbers, he quickly fills the sonic space with heady drone-electro, hitting one cutting, heavily-sustained synth chord after another. As the kick drum gets more insistent and bassy, the lucky few listeners in the room begin to “get into it”, rewarding each track with progressively louder applause. Hall’s one-man show may not involve much antics to ensure an enthralling viewing experience, but the music itself makes for an excellent listen.
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PHILADELPHIA GRAND JURY ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE, HEADLINE TOUR & MOVE TO THE UK

Do you want a double pass to The Philly Jays Melbourne or Brisbane show? See below for details.

Philly Jays   Fresh from the Laneway Festival tour Philadelphia Grand Jury announce a headline tour and new track from last year’s J Award nominated debut, Hope is For Hopers.

The new radio single ‘I Don’t Want To Party (Party)’ is an anti-party slacker anthem that in its utter catchiness has a habit of inciting exactly the opposite to what it says in the title. The track is a live favourite and was

for a long time used as the set closer which sees the band finish each set with a literal bang – one time even seeing lead singer Berkfinger taking to an upright piano with a sledgehammer

The single is joined by three exclusive never-heard-before tracks.

B-side number one is a disco remix of Philadelphia Grand Jury album track ‘Wet Winter Holiday’ by Mike FWD. The next is a solo track by band lead singer and producer Berkfinger called ‘Jimmy At The Whorehouse’ which is the first cut off a self-produced solo concept album due out later in the year on the band’s own label Normal People Making Hits.
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Midnight Juggernauts to replace Echo & The Bunnymen at Melbourne Laneway

The Laneway Festival regrets that Echo & the Bunnymen are no longer to play the Melbourne Laneway Festival tomorrow. Lead singer Ian McCulloch, who was due to arrive in Melbourne tonight, has missed his flight from London and won’t make it to Australia in time for the scheduled performance. At this stage, all other Echo & the Bunnymen performances are due to go ahead as planned.

Laneway Festival announced that Melbourne party knights MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS will be performing in their slot.

The Laneway Festival apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Contact info@lanewayfestival.com.au for further enquiries.

Dirty Three replace Echo and the Bunnymen at Brisbane Laneway; Sydney Echo gig rescheduled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, UK outfit ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN will be replaced by Melbourne deities THE DIRTY THREE at the Brisbane Laneway Festival event this Friday.
The same circumstances force the band to reschedule tonight’s Sydney performance at the Enmore Theatre to Tuesday 2 February at the Metro Theatre.

Patrons holding tickets for the Enmore Theatre show will be granted access with their current tickets, those requiring a refund can arrange this by contacting their point of purchase.
Tickets for the newly scheduled Metro show are on sale now through Ticketek and the venue box office.
Echo & The Bunnymen [not performing Brisbane], Florence and The Machine, Black Lips, The XX, Daniel Johnston [Performing in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne & Perth], Sarah Blasko, N.AS.A, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Hockey, Dappled Cities, Mumford & Sons , Radioclit, The Very Best, Wild Beasts [Performing in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne & Perth], Whitley, The Middle East, Kid Sam, Dirty Three [Brisbane and Melbourne only] and heaps more…

DATES AND VENUES
Friday 29 January Brisbane Alexandria St off St Paul’s Terrace, Fortitude Valley (Twilight event) – – SOLD OUT
Saturday 30 January Melbourne Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) – SOLD OUT
Sunday 31 January Sydney Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) – SOLD OUT
Monday 1 February Auckland Britomart Station.
Friday 5 February Adelaide Fowler’s Live, North Terrace (Twilight event) – OUTLET TICKETS SOLD OUT, AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY
Saturday 6 February Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge
TICKETING DETAILS
TICKETS TO PERTH AND ADELAIDE AVAILABLE FROM
Web Bookings: www.lanewayfestival.com.au
Phone Bookings: 1300 369 882
Head to www.lanewayfestival.com.au for participating retail outlets and all the information on the line up and new locations.

Interview: Kid Sam – Keiran Ryan

Kid Sam   Interviewer: Hannah Collins

It’s a ridiculously hot summer day in Melbourne. Keiran Ryan (KR) is lying on the couch, drinking tea *not iced tea because he ‘don’t like that stuff’* chatting with Hannah Collins (LMM) on all things ‘Kid Sam‘.

LMM: So whats ‘Kid Sam‘ up to?

KR: ‘We have a couple of weeks off now and then Laneway (Laneway Festival), which should be really awesome, the lineup is fantastic with a really strong Australian contingent! I’m looking forward to Dirty Three, Oh Murphy?, and Philadelphia Grand Jury again. We’ve done a tour with them already. Yeah, so it’s great. Then comes the Daniel Johnston gigs which we’re like, hugely, hugely excited about!
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Laneway Festival 2010 announce final acts and more…

It’s the final countdown. With the first leg of the Laneway Festival kicking off NEXT WEEK, we have a final round of announcements to make.
The Sydney and Melbourne dates sold out some time ago; outlets in Adelaide and Brisbane have sold out but you can buy the last remaining tickets via www.lanewayfestival.com.au; and all cities look to sell out pre-event. Get your tickets now etc.
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Interview with Tom Fleming of Wild Beasts

Interview: Elize Strydom

Wild BeastsIt is 9 o’clock in the morning and Tom Fleming has already been down to visit his parents and is now on the train headed for Leeds to meet up with his band, Wild Beasts, for rehearsal.

Bookish and brooding, self important and slick, the Wild Beasts are on the verge, threatening to wow the world with their three part harmonies and suggestive, erotic and at times dark themes. Their second record Two Dancers was unleashed a few months ago and, far from being a difficult and disappointing follow up to last year’s Limbo, Panto, it has pushed them into the spotlight and all the way to Australia for January’s St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival.

Fleming says that was something the band accepted gladly, will smiles on their faces, to boot.
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Echo & The Bunnymen Laneway Festival Sideshows

One of Liverpool’s most mysterious and talented exports, Echo & The Bunnymen will return to Australian shores in early 2010. Following the release of their tenth studio album THE FOUNTAIN, original members Ian McCulloch (aka Mac) and Will Sergeant will bring their enigmatic live show to the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival in Australia along with sideshows in both Sydney and Melbourne.
The tour begins in Sydney with a show at the Enmore Theatre on Wednesday 27th January before heading to Brisbane for their headlining appearance at the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival on Friday 29th January.

The band will then head south to Melbourne for their Laneway appearance on Saturday 30th January, followed by Sydney Laneway on Sunday 31st January. Heading back to Melbourne on Thursday 4th February, Echo & The Bunnymen will then take on the Palais Theatre before heading west for Adelaide’s Laneway on Friday 5th February. The tour then concludes in Perth at their final Laneway performance on Saturday 6th February.

The Bunnymen formed when Ian McCulloch met guitarist Will Sergeant in the summer of 1978 in Liverpool when the pair began recording demos with a drum machine that the duo called “Echo.” Thirty years on with a career steeped in cult success as avant-garde icons of the 1980s, Echo & The Bunnymen have amassed bountiful treasures during their many travels.

Last year, Echo & The Bunnymen took their ‘Ocean Rain’ show on the road – a tribute and retrospective of their celebrated 1984 release. The much lauded return to the stage saw sold out shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall, New York’s Radio City Music Hall and the Liverpool Echo Arena – all of which were also met with huge critical acclaim. Combining post-punk angst with the sort of lavish arrangements made famous by the Liverpool lads, a band rejuvenated, Echo & The Bunnymen also received enraptured recognition from critics and fans alike for their festival appearances at the Camden Crawl and Glastonbury.

Becoming cult sensations in the early 1980s, with classic albums including ‘Crocodiles’ (1980), ‘Heaven Up Here’ (1981) and enduring masterpiece ‘Ocean Rain’ (1984), Echo & the Bunnymen forged a distinct sound amongst their post-punk contemporaries (Joy Division, The Cure) grounded in swirling synths, gloomy pop and inspired psychedelia. Echo & The Bunnymen have until now had a whopping nine studio albums under their belt, with 2009’s ‘The Fountain’ being their tenth!
Ahead of their highly anticipated Australian tour in 2010, post-punk icons Echo & the Bunnymen present their brand new album, ‘The Fountain’ – this 5th December on My World Records through Inertia. A massive return to form for the U.K legends, ‘The Fountain’ is a superbly feisty album of pulsating, uplifting rock anthems.

The album boasts a widescreen, crystalline sound, which provides a big, solid undertow beneath Mac’s lyrics. “I’m just a better writer and better singer these days,” he says, “My voice has got more… honest, which fits these songs. This album is about something, rather than just sounding like it’s about something. It’s about having lived life, but still feeling like a kid. I’m a not traditional songwriter. What I do at my best is poetry.”
Echo & The Bunnymen are ready to bring Australian audiences their exciting new material, which Mac is already proudly calling “the best thing we’ve done since Ocean Rain…”
Get ready for the invocation of their big sound, goth-romantic poetry and strummed steel strings as they reclaim their legacy and reposition themselves on the rock continuum. This is one show not to be missed.

ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
Wed 27th JanuaryEnmore Theatre, Sydney
www.ticketek.com.au 132 849
Fri 29th JanuarySt Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Brisbane
Sat 30th JanuarySt Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Melbourne
Sun 31st JanuarySt Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Sydney
Thu 4th FebruaryPalais Theatre, Melbourne
www.ticketmaster.com.au 136 100
Fri 5th FebruarySt Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Adelaide
Sat 6th FebruarySt Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Perth

ALL TICKETS FOR THE AUSTRALIAN SIDESHOWS
GO ON SALE MONDAY 7TH DECEMBER, 9AM