After winning over audiences across Australia supporting The Kooks in January, Catfish And The Bottlemen will return this July to play Splendour In The Grass Festival. The band have announced two Splendour side-shows; Wednesday 22nd July at Corner Hotel in Melbourne and Thursday 23rd July at Oxford Art Factory in Sydney.
Continue reading Catfish and The Bottlemen announce Splendour Sideshows!
To pirate the title of one of their early songs (and still a set-list staple), Against Me! is a band that laughs at danger and breaks all the rules.
Fronted by Laura Jane Grace, AM!’s latest offering, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, was released in January 2014. The title of their sixth album offers a direct nod to news that shocked fans and shook up the rock world when it was dropped—Grace is a transitioning transgender person.
Continue reading Against Me! Australian Tour 2015 – Supports Announced!
SECRET SOUNDS ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL SPLENDOUR SIDESHOWS 2015
Exclusive Presale tickets on sale 10am local time, Tuesday April 28
General public tickets on sale 10am local time, Wednesday April 29
Visit secret-sounds.com.au for details
* THE WOMBATS * CIRCA WAVES * THE VACCINES * PALMA VIOLETS * YEARS & YEARS * WOLF ALICE * THE DISTRICTS * MS MR * MØ * ELLIPHANT * AZEALIA BANKS * PORTER ROBINSON * EVERYTHING EVERYTHING * KITTY, DAISY & LEWIS
Continue reading Splendour In The Grass 2015 Sideshows
It has been 18 years since blur, one of the most successful British bands of the last two decades, has graced our shores. Together, Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree, have won a total of five BRIT Awards, and were twice nominated for the Mercury Music Award. And now blur are back with their eighth studio album ‘The Magic Whip’ and in July will the band make their way to Australia, fresh from headlining British Summer Time Festival in London’s Hyde Park, to play three huge arena shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.
Continue reading blur Announce Australian Tour
Birds are back!
During 2014 Birds of Tokyo based themselves in America; taking their music overseas for the first time. In between all the U.S. gigs and interviews they wrote and recorded four songs. Four songs about being a long way from home. Four songs about perspective being gained from distance. Four songs about trying to find connection in a strange new world.
Continue reading BIRDS OF TOKYO – ‘ANCHOR’ 2015 TOUR
In what may be the most lethal double-header tour Australia has seen in decades, the COSMIC PSYCHOS and DUNE RATS are combining forces and heading out on tour together this June.
Continue reading Cosmic Psychos Announce New LP + National Tour With Dune Rats
Following sell-out shows as part of his 2014 30:30 Hindsight tour, Jimmy Barnes is once again getting ready to pack his bags and hit the stage for the Flesh and Wood Acoustic Tour 2015, commencing in Brisbane on Friday, 3 July before heading to Toowoomba, Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne for one night only over the following weekends.
Continue reading Jimmy Barnes announces Flesh and Wood Acoustic Tour shows!
Have a listen to Sydney based Surf Rock/Roots legends Mar Haze latest single ‘Here She Comes’.
Multi-platinum alt-rock trio SEETHER will be returning to Australia to celebrate the release of their 6th album ‘Isolate And Medicate’.
Having sold over 5 million albums, SEETHER is the biggest rock act to come out of South Africa ever! From headline runs to festival appearances all across the globe, the band has amassed an exceptionally loyal fan base, and this is a band that ensures every single performance delivers their fans all they could possibly want.
Continue reading Tour News : SEETHER – ‘Isolate And Medicate’ Australian Tour 2015
Following an incredibly successful first tour of Australia in August 2014, Anathema are set to return in October 2015 for a series of acoustic concerts. On this second trip Down Under, Anathema will also perform in New Zealand, Adelaide and Perth for the first time ever!
Continue reading Anathema announce Australian & New Zealand Acoustic Tour – October/November 2015
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AVASTERA are a unique and diverse band from Perth who have quickly landed stepping stones of distinct accomplishments and successes very early on in their career. To simply narrow them down and label them to one specific genre would not justify their unique sound, an interesting yet catchy blend of Alternative Rock, Pop-punk, Melodic Prog Metal, Contemporary Pop. Due to their well-crafted sound and consistent drive to take things to the next level, things can only get bigger from here for AVASTERA.
Catch them supporting YOU ME AT SIX in Perth!
Continue reading You Me At Six – Australian Tour 2015 – Local Support Announced (Perth)
Australia – are you ready?
Ready for one of THE greatest bands in rock’n’roll history with one of THE most spectacular shows Australia will see this year?
Ready for a stage production called ‘The Spider’, moved by 38 computer controlled winches, featuring 220 automated lights, weighing in at 43,000 kgs, incorporating 900 pieces of pyrotechnics and powered by 400,000 watts of sound?
Continue reading KISS Announce October 2015 Australian Tour! ** NEW SHOW ADDED **
360 has been busy in the studio writing and recording new material in Sydney over the last couple of weeks.
Chris Cheney from The Living End joined 360 in the studio just hours after touching down from LA to collaborate on a new track “Early Warning,” their live acoustic performance showcasing a rarely seen side of 60 – raw, emotional and stripped back.
Continue reading 360 Debuts “Early Warning” Acoustic Video ft. Chris Cheney ahead of the RETOPIA Tour
10 years ago an unknown band from Perth, Western Australia pooled their very limited resources and questionable facial hair, and got to work on their debut album. Recorded in various spaces, in various ways, with a slightly varying line-up, they borrowed gear, they borrowed money, they borrowed space and they used some tunings that perhaps haven’t been heard again. The band were KARNIVOOL and the album that had so much blood, sweat, tears (and god knows what else) expended on it in those early hours was THEMATA.
Continue reading Karnivool – The THEMATA DECADE Tour – May 2015 **More Shows Added**
TWELVE FOOT NINJA are one of Australia’s most innovative and experimental new bands.
Earlier this year, the band took home the prestigious “Best New Talent” award at the sixth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards. They have just returned from a 30-date US tour supporting In This Moment. The debut single from Silent Machine, “Coming For You,” is currently impacting and reacting at radio now and has surpassed more than 1,000,000 YouTube views. See TWELVE FOOT NINJA perform their heavy fusion groves and soaring melodies as they open up the show in Melbourne.
BREAKING ORBIT are a captivating heavy progressive and alternative rock band from Sydney. Their music ebbs and flows through passages intricate and eclectic, melodic yet heavy, tribal but modern, atmospheric and at times brutal. It is an amalgamation of astonishing musicianship that often results in the listener being transported into an audio journey with the band. In 2013 they shared stages with Dead Letter Circus as their national main tour support, as well as headlining their own Australian tour for Silence Seekers – the second single from their debut album. See BREAKING ORBIT perform in Sydney as they open up the show.
Named for the prized possession of Rome’s infamous despot, CALIGULA’S HORSE is an emerging progressive alternative rock band from Brisbane, Australia. CALIGULA’S HORSE has toured with the likes of Voyager, Twelve Foot Ninja, Ne Obliviscaris, Sleepmakeswaves and continue to garner a strong fanbase in Australia. See their moving show as they support MASTODON in Brisbane.
Heavy music is typically a battlefield upon which the uninitiated dare not tread, but MASTODON unifies the tribes unlike anyone else.
Album after album, MASTODON set the pace for modern heavy metal. They took pole position fresh out of Atlanta some 14 years ago, and with album number six, ‘Once More Round the Sun’, show no signs of giving it up. “MASTODON are obviously from another planet. Let’s just be happy they’re occupying ours for a while.” – Blabbermouth
The band is so balls-out creative — in its zealous riffage, its metaphysical motifs, its visual components — that it energizes even the crustiest headbangers. MASTODON fans have never witnessed a full headline tour in Australia before and finally the long agonising wait is over!
FRIDAY 27 MARCH 2015 – MELBOURNE, FESTIVAL HALL reduced mode – A/A with 18+ patrons having access to a licensed bar
SATURDAY 28 MARCH 2015 – SYDNEY, BIG TOP LUNA PARK – Lic A/A
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SUNDAY 29 MARCH 2015 – BRISBANE, EATONS HILL HOTEL – Lic A/A
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