|Arriving back to Australia after showcase performances for Musexpo and Music Matters across the UK, USA and Hong Kong, Drawn from Bees are about to jump right back on a plane to Sydney to embark on a national tour in support of their May 21 released album Fear Not The Footsteps Of The Departed.
Fear Not… is the band’s most multi-layered and complex release to date, juxtaposing Drawn from Bees’ most heartbreakingly beautiful songs with their most intellectual rock concepts and experimental soundscapes – sampling choirs and iPhones alike amongst almost spiritual laments of loss and love.
The Frontier Touring Company announced the tour of Australia’s very own electronica drum & bass six-piece, Pendulum.
Pendulum will be touring in support of their newly released ARIA #10 album Immersion. The first single, ‘Watercolour’ shot into the #1 position on the iTunes chart and the excitement that has built around the album is almost palatable. Continue reading PENDULUM touring Australia October/November 2010
L.A Guns are coming to Australian shores in September 2010 with Tracii Guns, founding member of both L.A Guns and Guns ‘N’ Roses.
Performing in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne over three back to back nights, Australian fans across the East Coast will be able to experience what many consider to be the last true Rock and Roll band. Dates, venue and ticketing information for the September tour include: Continue reading L.A. GUNS To Tour Australia’s East Coast – September 2010
|Illusive Entertainment announced that legendary British soul funk band “The Brand New Heavies” [TBNH] are finally making their way to Australia for their first ever live shows, in intimate venues in Sydney and Melbourne. If that wasn’t enough to get people excited, “The Brand New Heavies” Australian Tour will consist of the four original members – Simon Bartholomew on guitar, Jan Kincaid on drums, Andrew Levy playing bass and fan favorite original lead singer N’Dea Davenport on vocals.|
HOT WATER MUSIC & THE BOUNCING SOULS – NZ & AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Whispers of this tour started in April when Chuck Ragan brought The Revival Tour here and couldn’t contain the news. Well it’s true – the occasionally regrouped Hot Water Music will be touring Australia and New Zealand this December with the now 20 year strong, legendary Garden State punkers The Bouncing Souls!
Continue reading Hot Water Music & The Bouncing Souls NZ @ Australian Tour – December 2010
|Since 2007, it’s been a whirlwind for You Me At Six; including nominations for two Kerrang! awards as Best British Newcomer and Best British Band.
You Me At Six won the hearts of pop-punk fans worldwide with their debut album ‘Take Off Your Colours’. However it’s their new effort ‘Hold me Down’ that completes their metamorphosis.
It’s all there; ferocious vocals and chantable one-liners. It’s brilliant and “is set to catapult You Me At Six into all kinds of new places…it’s near perfect” – Change The Record. Continue reading You Me At Six and The Audition – Australian Tour September 2010
In celebration of their New Name and New Album, PVT (formerly Pivot) announce their 2010 national tour.
‘Church With No Magic’, the follow-up to PVT’s 2008 album ‘O Soundtrack My Heart’, released on July 19th through Warp Records, reflects a literal and sonic transformation for the band.
From the start, there was an urgency to secure the sound that would become ‘Church With No Magic’. Just one month after they handed over the master of ‘O Soundtrack My Heart’ to the label boss, the three members of PVT were in the studio in Sydney with engineer Burke Reid.
Continue reading PVT (formerly Pivot) ‘Church With No Magic’ Tour – August 2010
|After a series of national tours, The Jezabels are pleased to announce a headline show this July at The Toff In Town.
The intimate headline performance will be their first in Melbourne since releasing their second EP ‘She’s So Hard’ independently through MGM late last year. The EP spawned two singles, ‘Hurt Me’ & ‘Easy To Love’ that drew love from radio stations nationally.
The Jezabels have spent the last 6 months garnering fans around the country, and are fast becoming a festival staple with recent appearances at Groovin’ The Moo, Soundwave, Field Day,
Come Together and Mackay’s River Sessions. Continue reading The Jezabels Melbourne Show – July 15, 2010
Sydney’s ART vs SCIENCE have crammed the kind of heady ascent experienced by the luckiest of bands into a timeline that belies their few short years. From regional pubs to national festivals to…trains, the three-piece have built a massive following on the basis of two simple abiding principles:
In doing so they’ve become a live powerhouse; selling out shows, ascending to festival favourites the nation over, staying up all night and sometimes right into the morning and regularly arresting the eyes and ears of all who witness their peculiar brand of madness. Or as one international headliner recently squeezed: “how am I supposed to follow that?” Continue reading ART vs SCIENCE Announce New Single and Tour – Aug/Sep 2010
Double-Pass Giveaway! We have double passes up for grabs to the ‘Hazy Shade Of Winter’ tour – Sydney and Melbourne shows! … See below for details.
|As announced by lead singer/guitarist Dean McGrath on triple j, Hungry Kids of Hungary will hit the road in August, embarking on, let’s call it, a pre-album release warm-up, bringing back to Aussie audiences what the world has been enjoying for the past two months. The band has toured extensively across America and the UK playing such famed venues as The Viper Room in Los Angeles, the Mercury Lounge in NYC, the Borderline in London and the Camden Barfly.|
|Every once in a while a band comes around that fuses genres together like no other. The genres in question are punk and reggae; and the band is Bedouin Soundclash.
Their 2007 album ‘Street Gospels’ was near flawless. An unbelievable assortment of instruments played to perfection, unheard since the Wailers backed up Bob Marley.
It resulted in not just some of the best reggae outside of Jamaica, but some of the best reggae period. “Street Gospels is an inspiring demonstration of breadth.” – Alternative Press Continue reading Bedouin Soundclash tour October 2010
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Having missed all but the closing bars of opening act, Victoria’s Ryan Meeking & The Few thanks to the perpetual and chronic lack of parking in Sydney’s Newtown and Enmore areas; I got into the warm and cosy confines of the iconic Enmore Theatre just before San Francisco chart botherers Train took to the stage.
Formed in 1994, the group shot to fame with their smash ‘Drops of Jupiter’ – a track that won them two Grammy awards and made the album double platinum in the US. After a three-year hiatus, the band returned with its latest album, ‘Save Me San Francisco’ in 2009 and is currently owning the Aussie charts with the single ‘Hey, Soul Sister’. Now that we all know who they are, it was a surprise to see the Enmore at less than capacity, considering that it isn’t the biggest venue in the city. Regardless, it was a pretty busy evening, with the audience full of well-dressed folk of wildly disparate ages- mainly female and in very fine voice each time vocalist Patrick Monahan pulled a rock move or hit a high note.
Continue reading Train @ Enmore Theatre, Sydney Monday June 21, 2010 [Live Review]
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It’s 8pm on a Friday night in busy inner-city Darlinghurst. Yet here we are, presented with an awesome parking space right next to the Oxford Art Factory (OAF) where Sydney darlings Cassette Kids are due to take to the stage in just a couple of hours. Supported by New Zealand’s Kids of 88 and Victoria’s Howl; it was to be an interesting night of music, full of pop, and at times dance-infused rock.
First up was NZ’s Kids of 88 who tonight were boasting a full band line-up including a live drummer and guitarist. This more organic delivery of well known electro tunes such as ‘Ribbons of Light’ and ‘Just a Little Bit’ had the rapidly growing crowd moving. The group provided a lively and entertaining performance that will no doubt win them some new fans this side of the Pacific.
BRISBANE SHOW ADDED TO HEADLINE TOUR
Goldfrapp have added a one and only Brisbane show in the lead up to their Splendour in the Grass appearance, announcing a performance at The Tivoli on Friday July 30.
Tickets go on sale this Thursday June 24, through Ticketek.
Goldfrapp will play only two other headline shows, with dates in Sydney and Melbourne.
Alison Goldfrapp burst back onto our airwaves this summer with roller-disco perfect Rocket, the lead single taken from her brilliant, fifth album Head First, released last month through EMI. Continue reading Goldfrapp – Brisbane Show Added To Headline Tour – July/August 2010