Mark Lanegan, the former frontman of iconic US 90’s band Screaming Trees, has redefined the blues with his signature combination of growling baritone vocals and electro, new romantic swagger. “Lanegan sings about heartbreak and salvation and stakes his claim as the Leonard Cohen of the alt-rock moaners” said Rolling Stone when referring to his ninth studio solo album Phantom Radio (2014). Fifty years of age and almost fifty albums in his discography, thanks to his awe-inspiring work ethic and passion for collaboration.
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London-based singer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Jack Garratt combines electric guitar, drum machines, keyboards, and an R&B-friendly falsetto to fashion smooth, club-ready electro-R&B anthems. Garratt released his self-written, self-performed, self-recorded, and largely self-produced debut album Phase in February to critical acclaim and was awarded triple j’s feature album. The beardy multi-instrumentalist has been dubbed ‘one to watch’ thanks to a support slot with Mumford & Sons, festival appearances at the Apple Music Festival and Radio 1’s Future Festival, sold-out shows in the UK and US and his breakout single ‘Weathered’, which was a favourite of Beats 1 host Zane Lowe and triple j. Garratt was the winner of the critics choice category at the 2016 Brit Awards and BBC Music Sound Poll of 2016.
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Jake Bugg’s remarkable ascent began in 2012 when his self-titled debut album entered the UK charts at #1 (aged 18, making him the youngest British male artist ever to do so), going on to sell double platinum and shortlisted for the UK Mercury Music Prize. Success only accelerated Bugg’s creative momentum, releasing a follow-up twelve months later, 2013’s richly textured Shangri La, recorded in Malibu with Rick Rubin. That album returned Bugg to the top five, earning him his second Brits nomination, a landmark show at London’s Royal Albert Hall and a sold-out UK arena tour. After joining Mumford and Sons on their sold-out Gentleman Of the Road show at Sydney’s Domain late last year, the Nottingham local has announced that he is back with album number three On My One, which will be released on June 17th. To make three albums by the age of 21 is no mean feat. To singlehandedly make On My One shape shifting effortlessly from blues to pop, rap to folk and soul to country through great songwriting is nothing short of remarkable.
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The 1975 continue to live up to their reputation as one of the world’s biggest bands, selling out their January Australian shows in a matter of hours and debuting at #1 on the ARIA and iTunes charts with the release of their second LP I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It. Recorded in Los Angeles and produced by charismatic front man Mathew Healy and band mate George Daniel alongside production collaborator Mike Crossey, the album distils their love of 80s sonics into something that sounds impossibly now. They were the first act in the world to live stream a show on Apple Beat 1.
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It’s official… One of the hardest hitting and best live bands of modern music are back! As announced earlier this year, Texan post-hardcore titans At The Drive-In are to re-unite this April/May, marking their first performance as a band since 2012.
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At the early age of 22 years old, James Blake released the visionary and era defining EP CMYK, while his debut, self titled album a year later, earned him unanimous praise and worldwide success. His first two albums revealed his innovative musical identity and the constants of his sound; crisp production, mastery of bass frequencies, the combination of organic and digital elements, his natural talent on the piano and his hypnotic vocals. These attributes were amply demonstrated on second album Overgrown, deservedly winning him the Mercury Music Prize which led to a Grammy Nomination for Best New Artist.
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South Londoners Fat White Family have announced Splendour In The Grass sides-shows, kicking off in Sydney at Oxford Art Factory on Saturday 23rd July followed by a double header in Melbourne at Yah Yah’s on Sunday 24th July and Cherry Bar on Monday 25th July.
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Nothing But Thieves are pleased to announce Splendour Side Shows. The run will include Ding Dong Lounge in Melbourne on Wednesday 20 July 2016 and Oxford Art Factory in Sydney on Thursday 21 July 2016.
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Soon to set off on their mammoth Australia-wide tour, indie innovators Little May are today announcing 18-year-old prodigy and triple j darling, E^ST as their support act this May. She will be joined by yet-to-be-announced local openers in each city. This news comes with the unveiling of the winner of Little May’s #artforthecompany tour poster competition, Lauren Vingillis from Sydney, who has won a bunch of prizes and will have her artwork distributed nationally.
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Two of Australia’s favourite festivals have joined forces again this year to host one of the most epic party line-ups on the SXSW calendar! Splendour In The Grass and The Falls Festival are laying out a smorgasbord of excellent tunes to get your South By pumping.
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MODERN BASEBALL SELL OUT 2ND MELB SHOW, ANNOUNCE UPGRADE
Tickets are selling quickly for the recently announced Modern Baseball tour, so fast in fact that the 2nd show in Melbourne has sold out.
Due to overwhelming demand, the band have upgraded their Sunday Melbourne show (10 April ) to the Corner Hotel. Tickets bought for the Sunday show at The Rev will remain valid at the Corner Hotel.
Be warned! There will be no extra shows added to this tour, so once these shows sell out, that’s it! You’d be best to get a ticket quick before it’s too late!
Tickets for the new Melbourne venue are on sale now.
Secret Sounds are all pumping fists and thrilled to announce that Eagles Of Death Metal will play three special headline dates across Australia this March! Already announced to perform at Bluesfest, EODM’s Easter 2016 visit will also include headline shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Fremantle.
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The Drones’ new single ‘To Think That I Once Loved You’ is a stark contrast to their political spew jam ‘Taman Shud’. It is the second single and video from their seventh studio album, recorded in the summer of 2014/2015 at Tropical Fuck Storm Studios in Melbourne Australia with Aaron Cupples.
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Australia’s favourite one-two rock combo The Grates, are set to add yet another highlight to their extensive show reel after being announced as the support act for legendary US psych rockers The Flaming Lips for their one and only Australian headline show in Melbourne, Friday January 8, 2016.
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London duo Oh Wonder, who have been melting hearts across the globe with their captivating live performances, sold out both of their first ever live Australian dates within 48 hours of going on sale. Due to the overwhelming response venues have been upgraded, and Oh Wonder will now be performing at The Corner in Melbourne on a new date of Tuesday Jan 5 and Oxford Art Factory on the same date, Wednesday Jan 6.
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