Tonight fans gathered at the Northcote Social Club to witness Dappled Cities return to glory. With a noticeable absence, expectations were set high for the night’s performance. Luckily, with exceptional support acts and a dedicated headliner, the show surely pleased all who attended. Continue reading →
The California Honeydrops don’t just play music—they throw parties. Led by dynamic vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Lech Wierzynski, and drawing on diverse musical influences from R&B, funk, Southern soul, Delta blues, and New Orleans second-line, the Honeydrops bring vibrant energy and infectious dance-party vibes to their shows. The California Honeydrops will be bringing the party to Australia on their first ever headline tour in November 2015. Continue reading →
Fresh from slaying Laneway Festival audiences around the country, Tkay Maidza has just announced a national tour for her whip-cracking new single ‘M.O.B’ The first track from her upcoming and debut album is an anthem of ‘Money Over Bitches’ – mixing calypso beats with a lightning-fast emcee flow – delivered with Tkay’s now trademark energy. Continue reading →
Having dropped five genre-defining albums since forming in 2001 The Black Dahlia Murder have made it impossible to discuss melodic death metal without the mention of their name. They are hands down (or horns up?) one of the most popular bands in the extreme metal realm, TBDM will close off their touring cycle for their monstrous 2013 release Everblack with an Australian and New Zealand tour this June! Continue reading →
EMERY, hit our shores in March 2015 and supports have been announced. Joining the tour as national support will be Brisbane’s TAKE US TO VEGAS whom are preparing to release their debut album ‘Alive’ on March 6th, 2015
UK indie rock stalwarts Gomez have always been a study in human Tetris when it came to its live shows. With three singers and guitarists, keys, bass and drums (as well as a revolving array of touring musos), their stage show was a beautiful cacophonic mess.
Starkly contrasting with this is the sparse stage at the Northcote Social Club awaiting Ben Ottewell as he paraded his second solo effort since the indefinite hiatus of his band. Armed with just a couple of Gibson acoustics, a ripping yarn or two, and that booming voice, Ottewell proved that even stripped back, his music holds some sway. Continue reading →
Canadian Indie Rock outfit Paper Lions are preparing to take Australia by storm with a run of East Coast tour dates, starting with an appearance at the acclaimed Woodford Folk Festival, to celebrate the release of their chart topping sophomore album ‘My Friends’. Continue reading →
If there’s one constant in the disjointed life of Darren Hanlon, it’s his annual Yuletide show series. “The years seem to get faster but for me the Christmas tour is the playing card in the spokes that mark each turn,” he says.
And the season is upon us again. Nearing a decade of existence, this year will see Hanlon once again take the stage in a blaze of solo informality, keeping things loose and inviting special guests to sing a song or two.
Don’t miss Darren Hanlon at The Bridge Hotel in Castlemaine on Thursday 11 December, Trinity Sessions in Adelaide on Sunday 14 December (all ages), Mojo’s in Fremantle on Monday 15 December, Northcote Uniting Church Hall in Melbourne on Thursday 18 December (all ages), Northcote Social Club in Melbourne on Friday 19 December, St Stephens Church in Sydney on Saturday 20 December (all ages), and The Globe in Brisbane on Sunday 21 December (all ages). Tickets to all shows are on sale now. Continue reading →
UK electronic-post-rock legends 65DAYSOFSTATIC have announced their return to Australia with headline shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, as well as the 2015 Adelaide Festival (their first appearance in Adelaide).
The tour follows the band’s most recent studio album ‘Wild Light’ as well as extensive international touring in support of the 10th anniversary of their iconic debut ‘The Fall Of Math.’
Formed in 2001 in Sheffield, 65daysofstatic quickly established themselves as one of the most influential post-rock exponents in the UK. The success of their early records earned the band a personal invitation to support The Cure on their 2007-09 arena tour around the world, playing to hundreds of thousands of people. Continue reading →
Review by Ben Connolly
There are a couple of caveats to make about Stonefield as they took to the stage at The Northcote Social Club. The first is that they are a band of young, impossibly cute sisters from country Victoria, all apart from singer/drummer Amy Findlay, able to lay claim to being teenagers. It’s abundantly clear at times, too, with their youth defying their position – furtive, self-conscious glances to each other through face-shielding long lanky locks, seeking silent approval and encouragement – never mind the packed room full of hopeful adoration right at their feet.
The second note is about the style of music they produce – 70’s era synth-heavy psych-influenced prog-rock straight from their parents vinyl collection. It’s a genre with a shaky recent history in the Australian rock scene, with name after name hailed in the UK press as the next great hope of rock music only to fall in a heap come time and critical analysis. It’s a hype seemingly mirrored in Stonefield’s already mythically-charged short history – plucked from their country-town garage, they won a slot at Perth’s One Movement industry event, where a band booker snapped them up to play on the John Peel stage at the holiest of holy grails, Glastonbury. All of this while still labouring under a short EP and doing the merry-go-round of Triple J’s perpetual Unearthed treadmill. Continue reading →