Fifty-six weeks ago Violent Soho unleashed their third studio album Hungry Ghost to the world and upon doing so, set off a chain reaction of events that no one could have predicted. Coming in at #6 on the ARIA album charts and remaining in the top 50 for over a year, Hungry Ghost has seemingly become a favourite amongst hoards of punters not only in Australia, but also around the world as fans passionately continue to share the record with their mates.
Continue reading VIOLENT SOHO announce massive 23-date ‘No Sleep Til Mansfield’ tour
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Due to overwhelming demand The Mark Of Cain have now added an Adelaide show as a part of their 2014 national tour in support of new single Grey-11 (featuring Henry Rollins) and taken from the album Songs Of The Third & Fifth.
The local three-piece will perform at The Gov on December 5th with Adelaide-via-Melbourne two-piece King Of The North in support. Tickets for The Gov show will go on-sale this Friday 12th September.
And as it was for the March 2012 Australian tour and the exclusive Adelaide only dates in September 2013, The Mark Of Cain will once again comprise brothers John & Kim Scott with boy-wonder Eli Green behind the drum kit – recording skinsman John Stanier being unavailable for these shows.
Continue reading THE MARK OF CAIN | Adelaide show added due to overwhelming demand!
KillRockStar Big Dog Entertainment presents the triumphant Australian return of hardcore punk rock legends Dead Kennedys.
** Tour Update – Supports Announced **
Ahead of their Bedtime For Democracy Australian tour which kicks off at the end of the month, punk legends Dead Kennedys have just announced the full line up of local supports that will join The Bennies as supports for each capital city show.
Continue reading Dead Kennedys Announce 2014 Australian Tour – Supports Announced
Richard In Your Mind are thrilled to release their newest album Ponderosa – OUT NOW!
To celebrate the band have announced a series of east coast tour dates this October & November.
Ponderosa is Richard In Your Mind’s most melodic, dynamic and fun release yet. Created over the last 2 years the album is a meticulously crafted, joyous, and bizarre collection of songs showcasing a plethora of strengths from this unique band.
Continue reading Richard In Your Mind – New Album Release ‘Ponderosa’ and tour.
Review and Photos by David Jackson – Winding Creek Photography – for LifeMusicMedia.com
As the tattoo on her right arm so vividly displayed the words “let it bleed” this is what Courtney Love gave the audience in Newcastle on Friday night. It flowed not as a viscous fluid but in the form of a rampaging rant via a journey back in time. Although Hole is gone you could not help but draw a comparison. From the all-male four piece band to the constant trip back to the days of Hole with her saturated song list constantly exacerbating this successful stage of her career. I have no doubt this is what the forty year old plus audience came and were looking for. Taking to the stage wearing black stockings and knee high boots, gone was the trashy lingerie however Love’s underwear was strategically positioned over her pants. Resting her leg on her fold back, orange Rickenbacker positioned ready to strike, the band opened up with “Wedding Day” from Love’s new album “Died Blonde” then jumped right into a well-received Hole reunion with “Miss world” followed by “Plump”. “Hello Newcastle, your small not like the other Newcastle” referring to our English friends, this echoed with a smile from Love’s mouth. Sitting on a speaker smoking one of her famous “lucky strikes” Love let loose with “Honey” teasing the audience grinding on the speaker.
Continue reading Photo Gallery + Live Review | Courtney Love @ Newcastle Panthers – August 22, 2014
Direct from London, Hot Chocolate, one of the most successful bands to come out of the ’70’s and they are still performing today to audiences worldwide who love their classic hits and distinctive sound. Hot Chocolate are returning to Australia by overwhelming demand in October 2014 – presented by Abstract Entertainment.
Continue reading Hot Chocolate (UK) – 2014 Australian Tour Announced
Synonymous with the forefront of punk rock for decades, Epitaph records is now home to the heavyweights of hardcore and this September they’re deploying two of their finest, I Killed The Prom Queen and The Ghost Inside, to lead an assault on Australia & New Zealand’s shores. Squaring up to the burgeoning anticipation, I Killed The Prom Queen finally return home to tour their post-resurrection debut Beloved, along with the best of their earlier works, still amongst Australia’s best-selling heavy music.
“Beloved is astonishing, from the production to the mind-boggling musicianship, if there is one band who will turn you onto this genre, it’s these Adelaide brutalists” Rolling Stone Australia
Continue reading I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN Announce “THE RISE OF BROTALITY” TOUR
Iconic Australian rockers Thirsty Merc mark a 10-year milestone since the release of their self-titled double platinum debut LP with the announcement of their Acoustic Anniversary Album. Dubbed AAA the album is a collection of acoustic interpretations of fan favourites including ‘20 Good Reasons’, ‘In The Summertime’, ‘Someday Someday’, and ‘Mousetrap Heart’. These new recordings showcase the band’s exemplary level of musicianship and hearing these well-known tunes with acoustic production highlights the world-class song writing ability of Rai Thistlethwayte.
Continue reading Thirsty Merc Announce New Album and National tour – Oct/Nov 2014
Newcastle band, The Owls. After the success of breakthrough singles Krakow and Oceans, the four-piece have released their highly anticipated third EP Own The Streets and to celebrate, announce a MAMMOTH 26-date tour around the country as well as unveiling their third track ‘Bad Side (Electrify)’
Continue reading THE OWLS Announce Massive National Tour, Unveil New Track + Release New EP
Sydney based Alt/Rock 4-piece CREO have just released their brand new single ‘Afterglow’, and are preparing to take the East Coast by storm with a run of tour dates.
Continue reading CREO – Afterglow (Official Video) + Tour Dates
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Tickets to Angus & Julia Stone’s Australian tour are flying out the door, with the Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane shows now SOLD OUT, they have announced second shows in all three cities, due to overwhelming demand!
“This album is extraordinary. Angus and Julia are truly unique musicians. They are authentic and pure people who do things from the heart. I’ve never worked with anyone like them before
’’ – Rick Rubin
Angus & Julia Stone are set to bring their critically acclaimed live show back to where it all began for a string of headline tour dates this September. The forthcoming tour will see the band perform many of their most recognized and well-loved tracks, along with exciting new material from the soon to be released third album produced by Rick Rubin.
Continue reading Angus and Julia Stone – 2014 Australian Tour – More Shows Announced!
Teen rapscallions Lunatics On Pogosticks announce the release of a new EP, ‘Slug Cat and Snail Dog’ via themusicconnection label / MGM on Friday 11th July 2014. In support of the release, the grunge trio will head out on a tour of the East Coast this September.
After two years, two EP’s, a smattering of singles and a handful of house parties the band took out the 2013 Unearthed High Competition with their stomping single ‘Picasso’s Saddest Love’, hand picked by Triple j (over 900 other Aussie mites).
Continue reading LUNATICS ON POGOSTICKS Announce New EP + Tour Dates – September 2014
Melbourne indie-rockers Kingswood have unleashed their latest single ‘I Can Feel That You Don’t Love Me’ from the forthcoming album ‘Microscopic Wars’ which will be released through Dew Process. Recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, the debut long-player sees the band team up with Grammy Award winning producer Vance Powell (Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Kings Of Leon) and is set for release Friday August 22nd.
Continue reading Kingswood announce new Single + Australian Tour
Photo Credit: James Lowe
Frontier Touring have announced that Lorde’s first date at Melbourne’s Festival Hall has sold out. There are only a few tickets remaining to both Hordern Pavillion shows and all others are selling fast.
The recipient of the APRA Award for Outstanding International Achievement has been attracting rave reviews for her recent European and US tour, while the accolades (Grammys, Billboard Awards, Silver Scolls) for her multi-million selling debut and singles continue to roll in. Don’t miss these shows; the last Lorde will play in Australia for quite some time.
Continue reading LORDE sells out Festival Hall date on eve of Australian tour
Brisbane’s hardcore champs, Bound for Ruin are taking one last run around the country with their brand new single, From Victim to Villain. Releasing the track as a single, signals the last release from their album “Oblivion” before they move into new album recording phase. The boys are taking the opportunity to do one great big last hurrah to the album for the fans and then are going to bunker down putting all of their effort into a new slab of their melodic hardcore for release in 2015.
They are taking the single all around the country, taking in QLD, NSW, VIC, SA and WA in a round-the-country run that would usually test the mettle (metal?) of many a band. They take in iconic venues around the country such as Crowbar in Brisbane, the Cooly at the Gold Coast, Bald Faced Stag in Sydney and The Basement in Canberra.
Continue reading BOUND FOR RUIN | ‘Victim To Villain’ Tour | June/July 2014 *UPDATED*