|Dent May was discovered last year by Animal Collective when they were recording Merriweather Post Pavilion in nearby Oxford. Dent’s ebullient debut, The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele – released on Animal Collective’s label Paw Tracks and locally through Mistletone – was one of the most feel-good indie-pop delights of 2009.|
|The frequent flyer miles have been piling up for the Hungry Kids of Hungary in 2009 as they zigzagged around the country on the heels of Bertie Blackman and Little Birdy as well as firming up friendships with the likes of Oh Mercy, Tom Ugly and Philadelphia Grand Jury and Washington on the massive triple j presented International Relations Tour. And that’s not to mention a slew of interstate appearances and festival slots at the likes of Big Day Out, Sounds of Spring, Blueprint Festival and Valley Fiesta.
Now it’s time for the Brisbane-four to stand on their own eight feet, fuel up the Tarago yet again and hit the road on their own merits for The Let You Down Easy National Tour, their first ever headline jaunt.
HOT LITTLE HANDS EAST COAST TOUR
PRESENTED BY STREET PRESS AUSTRALIA
|Stepping off the plane from their New Zealand Tour, Melbourne’s Hot Little Hands will play four dates in Australia during August including Sydney (14 August – Spectrum), Brisbane (22nd Aug – Troubadour), Melbourne (27 August – Northcote Social Club) and Adelaide (28 Aug – Rocket Bar), with special guests The Tutts (NZ)|
|Australia’s best/only independent punk-soul trio PHILADELPHIA GRAND JURY are set to leg it down the East Coast for their first ever headline tour, in support of their first release, the ‘Going To The Casino’ EP, which debuted at no. 5 on the iTunes Alternative chart.
With current single ‘I’m Going To Kill You’ all over the radio, and a brand new clip for the indie hit ‘Going To The Casino (Tomorrow Night)’ getting regular spins on the tellie, Berkfinger, MC Bad Genius and Dan W Sweat are steadily gaining a rep for inducing old-fashioned hip-swinging hysteria at their live shows.
|The next round of artists to perform at the 20th Anniversary Bluesfest has today been announced. Read on to see why it’s going to be a joyous musical celebration to remember when Easter hits Belongil Fields in Byron Bay between April 9 and 13, 2009.|