When ANIMALS AS LEADERS burst onto the scene in 2009, few would have predicted the band’s meteoric rise to the pinnacle of the progressive rock/metal world. ANIMALS AS LEADERS is revered worldwide as a trailblazing pioneer of modern heavy music and the group’s genre-defying compositions have earned extensive praise as true innovators. This hard hitting, face melting band is not to be missed!
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Interview by Stuart Blythe
With the release of their debut album The Sound Of Trees, and embarking on their album launch tour, we caught up with Five Mile Sniper lead singer John Baxter for a chat.
First of all, congratulations on the release of your debut album – The Sound Of Trees.
Thank you, we’re proud of it.
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BENDIGO GROOVIN THE MOO SELLS OUT FOR 2015
Produced nationally by Cattleyard Promotions and with Sunset Events in Oakbank and Bunbury
Presented nationally by triple j and Channel [V]
Bendigo is the first of Groovin the Moo’s six show national tour to sell out in 2015!
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Armed with fast flow, bossy beats and hella high shoes Adelaide emcee Tkay Maidza continues to stomp her way to the top of the rap-game today premiering her new single ‘M.O.B.’ from her highly-anticipated debut album dropping in 2015 via Dew Process/Universal Music Australia.
Continue reading Tkay Maidza – new single ‘M.O.B.’ + Tour Dates
Sol Invictus, Faith No More’s highly anticipated follow-up to Album of the Year, arrives on May 15 via Reclamation Recordings/Ipecac Recordings/ [PIAS].
“What I can say is that I think through our experience as musicians over the years, I think what we’re doing reflects where we’ve gone since we made our last record as Faith No More. I think this kicks things up a notch,” explained Bill Gould in a recent Rolling Stone interview. “And I think there’s parts that are very powerful and there’s parts that have a lot of “space.” Everything we do, with our chemistry, the way we play; it’s always going to sound like us. It’s just what we do, that makes us feel good. “
Continue reading FAITH NO MORE return with their first new album since 1997 | North American tour sold out
Colin Hay is familiar to millions as the front man, songwriter, and vocalist of pop sensation Men at Work (“Down Under,” “Overkill,” “Who Can it Be Now?”). Hay is justifiably proud of his place in pop history, but since moving to Los Angeles in 1989, he’s made 11 critically-acclaimed solo albums, including the highly successful Man at Work, and will release of his new album Next Year People on Compass Records in February, to coincide with his Australian tour which starts in April (www.duetgroup.com)
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Head along to The Black Bear Lodge on February 11th 2015 and enjoy three of Australia’s hippest up and coming bands. Emmett and Mabel will be kicking off the show with their gritty, country blues. Following after will be Mecha Mecha, who boast a strong repertoire that varies in genre, mood and tone; with a sound kept recognizable and distinct due a strong gypsy and Hungarian folk musical core.
Continue reading Trapped Admirals + Mecha Mecha + Emmett & Mabel to play Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane – February 11, 2015
*** TOUR UPDATE ***
ROB THOMAS has now announced a special second and final Sydney show at the State Theatre on Friday February 26.
This will be Sydney’s final chance to see Rob – the frontman, lead vocalist and key songwriter for Matchbox Twenty and major solo artist – playing his hits and classics, plus select tracks from The Great Unknown.
ROB THOMAS has had an ongoing, 20-year long, love affair with Australian audiences – both as the frontman, lead vocalist and key songwriter for Matchbox Twenty and also as a major solo artist.
In February 2016, that romance will continue as Thomas makes a very welcome return down-under for a national headline tour.
Touring in support of his first solo album in more than six years, the long-awaited The Great Unknown, Thomas’ summer tour will include a special night under the stars, ‘On The Steps’ at the Sydney Opera House, three winery shows, including at A Day On The Green in Queensland and Victoria, as well as a headline Melbourne arena performance and Perth and Canberra performances.
Rob Thomas will also be the headliner at the Clipsal 500 Post-Race concert in Adelaide on Sunday, March 6.
“I’ll be playing some of the new stuff, some of the old stuff, a little bit of everything, it’s pretty exciting…” said Thomas of The Great Unknown World Tour.
Joining Rob Thomas on all dates will be special guest Pete Murray, with Darren Middleton of Powderfinger fame appearing at the three winery shows.
Tickets go on sale at 10am Wednesday, November 25.
Fan club members can be among the first to secure tickets during the exclusive pre-sale commencing 2pm tomorrow, November 17.
Telstra Thanks is bringing an exciting 48-hour pre-sale just for Telstra customers from 10am Friday, November 20 until 9am Monday, November 23. Head to telstra.com/music for more information on how to purchase.
For complete tour and ticketing details, visit: www.livenation.com.au.
Currently in Australia on a promotional visit, multiple Grammy Award winner Rob Thomas is known worldwide as lead singer and primary composer with Matchbox Twenty, as well as for his hugely successful solo work and chart-topping collaborations. Overall, Thomas has contributed to sales of more than 80 million records.
Featuring singles ‘Trust You’ and ‘Hold on Forever’, The Great Unknown (out now through Warner Music Australia) is the third and latest solo offering from the master singer-songwriter.
Thomas delivered his solo debut in 2005. …Something To Be hit #1 on the ARIA Album Chart and earned sales of three-times platinum, adding singles ‘Lonely No More’, ‘This Is How A Heart Breaks’ and ‘Streetcorner Symphony’ to the list of Thomas classics. His 2009 follow up, Cradlesong, featured ‘Her Diamonds’, peaked at #3 on the ARIA Album Chart and achieved double-platinum sales.
Matchbox Twenty released their debut album Yourself Or Someone Like You in 1996. Home to massive hits ‘Push’ and ‘3AM’, the album amassed sales of 10-times platinum in Australia. The band’s most recent studio album, 2012’s North – fuelled by the hit singles ‘She’s So Mean’, ‘Overjoyed’ and ‘Our Song’ – reaped their first-ever US #1 debut and Billboard 200 chart-topper, and an ARIA Album Chart #1.
Rob Thomas, in part, also holds the title of the second-most played track on Australian radio of the past 15 years with ‘Smooth’, his certified worldwide smash hit collaboration with Santana for which he collected three Grammy Awards. The tune resided at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for a staggering 12 weeks in 1999.
Pete Murray’s quintessential debut album ‘Feeler’ dominated 2003, selling six-times platinum and earning 12 ARIA Award nominations.
Eventually spending more than two and a half years in the Top 100. ‘Feeler’ spawned Murray’s classic ‘So Beautiful’ which went on to become the Most Performed Australian Song of the Year.
Follow up LPs ‘See The Sun’ (2005) and ‘Summer At Eureka’ (2008) both debuted at #1, delivering Murray three consecutive chart-topping albums. Released in September 2011, Murray’s fourth studio album ‘Blue Sky Blue’ sold Gold and spawned the hits ‘Always A Winner’ and ‘Free’.
Pete Murray has remained one of Australia’s hottest and most in-demand touring properties, repeatedly enjoying sold out tours across the country and aboard.
Darren Middleton, best known as Powderfinger’s lead guitarist and songwriter, will join the line up at Hope Estate Winery on Saturday February 27, at Sirromet Wines on Sunday, February 28, and at Rochford Wines on Saturday, March 5.
Performing a number of iconic Powderfinger songs in addition to his solo material. Middleton released his new album ‘Splinters’ earlier this month, a follow up to his 2013 debut album, ‘Translations’.
ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20
ROYAL THEATRE, CANBERRA
MONDAY FEBRUARY 22
‘ON THE STEPS’, SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE FORECOURT
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 24
STATE THEATRE, SYDNEY*
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26
HOPE ESTATE WINERY, HUNTER VALLEY, NSW
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 27
ADOTG SIRROMET WINES, MT COTTON, QLD*
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 28
KINGS PARK & BOTANIC GARDEN, PERTH**
WEDNESDAY MARCH 2
ADOTG ROCHFORD WINES, YARRA VALLEY, VIC*
SATURDAY MARCH 5
Also performing at Clipsal 500, Adelaide, on Sunday March 6. www.clipsal500.com.au
TICKETS ON SALE
10AM WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 25
Telstra Thanks pre-sale:
10am November 20 until 9am November 23
*Presented by A Day On The Green
For event & ticketing information, visit www.adayonthegreen.com.au
**Co-promoted by Mellen Events
For event & ticketing information, visit: www.mellenevents.com
For complete tour and ticket information, visit:
www.robthomasmusic.com & www.livenation.com.au
ENTER SHIKARI return to Australia this May to unleash their fractured take on punk, metal, dubstep, hip-hop and electronica. The St Albans quartet will bombard your senses and this time they are armed with The Mindsweep which can be described as a future classic right now but more importantly realise The Mindsweep is a classic for OUR time.
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Enduring line-up shifts and a constant uphill battle to be heard, OF MICE & MEN are a band who embody the meaning of ‘unbreakable spirit’ and have emerged stronger than ever. Nowhere is this more evident than on their new album ‘Restoring Force’, which stands as a pivotal piece of work in what will be the band’s musical legacy.
Continue reading Of Mice & Men + Atreyu + The Devil Wears Prada announce Soundwave Sidewaves – February 2015
“Each song rang with noted emotion and technical perfection” – Music Times
Grammy nominated for Song of the Year
Irish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Hozier is set to delight audiences when he makes his Australian touring debut in 2015.
Continue reading HOZIER announces Bluesfest Sideshows – March 2015
With her latest album Lights Out still causing quite a stir, NYC songstress Ingrid Michaelson is excited to announce her return to Australia. After selling out her previous two tours, Michaelson returns for a string of endearingly quirky live shows in major cities.
Continue reading Ingrid Michaelson – Australian Tour – March 2015
Five Mile Sniper’s debut album The Sound Of Trees, three years in the making, includes the collaboration of some of Melbourne’s best known musicians.
From jarring guitars and industrial beats through to wistful pianos and atmospheric synth arrangements, the album is eclectic. It dips into the assorted musical landscapes of early 80’s alt rock, post grunge, power pop, garage, indietronic and downtempo electronica. Each of the five members of the band bring to the record their own unique flavour, which makes for a colourful and intriguing listen that keeps the listener glued to the speakers.
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After chilling on the back deck over a sweltering Queensland summer, scrappy Brisbane power-pop quartet Go Go Fish are shaking off the sweat, chucking on a singlet and stepping up with their new single ‘Graduation Day’. Blasting forward with choppy power chords and joyous riffs, the song breaks into a irresistible, bone-headed chorus complete with their signature boy-girl-girl vocals.
Continue reading Go Go Fish Celebrate ‘Graduation Day’ with New Single and Tour
Gabriel Iglesias, whose Australian tour late last year was a total sell out, is sending three of his favourite comedians to Australia for Comedians Of Gabriel Iglesias’ Stand Up Revolution World Tour. The three comics are stars of the Comedy Channel’s hit television series Stand Up Revolution. The tour features ‘the craziest men in show business’ – Martin Moreno, Lance Patrick and G Reilly.
Continue reading STAND UP REVOLUTION – APRIL 2015