The Music, David Roy Williams, Welkin Entertainment & Wild Thing Presents:
The 2018 line up of Progfest will be the strongest yet with Norway’s LEPROUS confirmed to headline all 3 Progfest festivals, plus headline their own sideshows in Perth and Adelaide!
Some of Australia’s finest acts including: Voyager, AlithiA, Orsome Welles, Meniscus and Dyssidia were confirmed for Progfest as part of the first round announcement. Continue reading →
DEVIL YOU KNOW began as a journey into the unknown. Howard Jones (Ex Killswitch Engage), Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish), John Sankey (Fear Factory, Divine Heresy), and Ryan Wombacher (Bleeding Through) all shared a determined strength born of the tension between tragedy and ambition, the fight between creative satisfaction and musical abandon, and the might of collective experience have coalesced with powerful aggression and brilliant precision. Continue reading →
To celebrate to the recently announced ‘Team Work Makes The Dream Work’ Australian east coast tour, The Grates release their deliciously romantic new video for latest single ‘Call Me’.
Pop a bottle and raise a glass, light some candles, scatter some rose petals and of course, no date night is complete without a selection of the finest supermarket brand cheeses, The Grates’ new clip is sure to get you in the mood for love. Continue reading →
Canadian post hardcore pioneers, Silverstein have sold over 1 million records in their 15 year career, and this year their breakthrough album Discovering The Waterfront turns 10! The album gave the band their first Top 40 chart debut and brought them a whole new audience via their faster, more energetic songs.
Silverstein lead the rise of aggressive, melodic punk in the early 2000’s and cultivated a sound and work ethic that set them apart from their peers. With 6 albums, countless EP’s, nearly 2000 shows and a million albums under their belts, they still strive to be better with each passing year. Continue reading →
The Trippin’ The Light Fantastic tour is a revolutionary new idea by Australia’s favourite band, Ball Park Music.
While hologram projections have recently been used to give punters the experience of seeing an artist perform, Ball Park Music punters will be able to experience the most innovative performance yet – in 3D without any visual aid! All five members will appear as moving, three-dimensional objects. The shows will be so close to reality that you would think you’re experiencing the band performing in the flesh.
“This is just a crazy concept we have always wanted to turn into a reality.” Sam Cromack (lead singer of Ball Park Music) Continue reading →
Heavy music fans in Australia are set for yet another treat this year with Destroy Music – a festival headlined by The Amity Affliction and a recently reformed I Killed the Prom Queen. The undercard is just as unrelenting, featuring Deez Nuts and US band Of Mice and Men.
For The Amity Affliction, Destroy Music marks the band’s first Australian capital cities headline tour since hitting the road last July on the back of their sophomore release “Youngbloods”. Since then they have notched up two UK tours, a mainland European run and returned home to play to tens of thousands of people on the recently completed Soundwave Festival, where they turned heads as the Australian heroes on a 70 band bill. They’ve scored a #6 ARIA debut, multiple magazine covers, topped almost every heavy music poll, had Triple J singles and garnered ARIA and AIR nominations for “Youngbloods”. The Amity Affliction juggernaut is showing no sign of slowing down either. In March and April they will embark on their first ever US tour, taking in close to 40 dates, including SXSW, before returning to Australian shores for Destroy Music. Continue reading →
Brisbane blues-rock/foot-stomp band Transvaal Diamond Syndicate have a Devil on their shoulder. That whisper in their ear that guides their musical career, telling them to work harder, play harder and show the world what they have. It’s come up aces for the fiery, foot-stompin’ crew, scoring two shows at Byron Bay Bluesfest (Thursday and Friday – April 21/22), alongside national and international acts, such as Xavier Rudd, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Bob Dylan and ZZ Top.
They have listened to that little devil and he has told them to put out their new single, “Devil on My Shoulder” – it’s all about those dirty little secrets, those things that you can’t speak about in “polite” company. It’s out April 1 on iTunes and they are playing gigs in Queensland and New South Wales all through April to celebrate. Devil On My Shoulder by Transvaal Diamond Syndicate Continue reading →
In news that is sure to have fans rejoicing, The Frontier Touring Company announced a special encore show in Sydney for legendary U.S. rockers STONE TEMPLE PILOTS. The show will take place within the intimate surrounds of the Metro Theatre on Monday 21st March.
The confirmation of Stone Temple Pilots first Australian tour was met with overwhelming demand, resulting in tickets for their Sydney and Melbourne shows selling out in rapid time.
Explosive Brisbane five-piece The Belligerents are set to take their dance frenzied, disco-pop live show on the road for a national tour in March and April to celebrate the release of their much anticipated debut EP Less Arty More Party.
In 2010, the band infused the hearts and dancing shoes of audiences; supporting acts such as Metronomy (UK), Neon Indian (USA), Breakbot (France), Yacht Club DJs, The Paper Scissors and DZ. They blew the minds of festival revellers holding their own alongside the likes of Little Red, Shout Out Louds (Sweden), Regurgitator, Miami Horror, The Jezabels, Dappled Cities, Urthboy, Parades and the John Steel Singers.
The boys have played countless mind-blowing sets on renowned stages and at house parties – occasionally invoking partial nudity. Also in the midst of this wild year, the band got creatively intimate with Brisbane producer Timeshare at Temple Street studio and recorded a deeply charismatic four track EP. Channelling inspiration from Foals, The Rapture and Talking Heads, The Belligerents have crafted an entrancing musical work of art suitable for any party. Continue reading →
After a busy few months of writing and recording tracks in a studio in North London, Frank Turner emerges with details of his forthcoming album, plus dates for an Australian solo tour, after a hugely successful run of shows with The Revival Tour early last year.
Folk/punk hero (and NME Award nominee for Best Solo Artist) Frank will release his highly anticipated fourth album ‘England Keep My Bones’ on 6th June 2011 through Xtra Mile Recordings for UK and Ireland and on 7th June 2011 through Epitaph Records for the rest of the world.
Frenzal Rhomb will perform shows in swooping bird hotspots over the coming weeks to warn people of the danger of bird attack, and to sell their range of hand made neopolitan ice cream container helmets to concerned and/or injured fans
Top tips for fans who dare to venture between their houses and the shows:
1. Know your local swooping birds
2. Move Quickly
3. Travel in a group
and most importantly
4. Eyes at the back of your head!