On May 13, Trial Kennedy releases its long awaited second album, Living Undesigned. To celebrate, the band is taking their show on the road for a string of album tour dates around the country in May.
On paper, you’d have to wonder how Trial Kennedy is even still a band.
Two years ago, the Melbourne rock outfit were perched at the edge of something big. After two killer EPs (2004’s Present for a Day and 2005’s Picture Frame), their Nick DiDia-produced debut album, New Manic Art, was garnering the sort of critical acclaim every band aspires to. Songs such as ‘Neighbours’ and ‘Colour Day Tours’ became instant Triple J anthems. The band toured hard, earning a burgeoning Australian fan base to go with their stellar live rep, and coveted support spots with the likes of Fall Out Boy and Birds Of Tokyo. Their star was rising.
And then… well, then a whole lot of bad mojo went down. The band’s original bass player left, there was illness, the daily struggle of balancing day jobs and personal relationships with artistic careers, and the band parted ways with their management and label.
Continue reading Trial Kennedy ‘Living Undesigned’ National Tour – May/June 2011 – Tour News
Hot on the heels of the SOLD OUT run of Killjoy and General Electric album shows comes news of SHIHAD’s national tour in support of IGNITE – their new album slated for a September 24th release through iconic rock label Roadrunner Records.
Continue reading SHIHAD ‘IGNITE’ TOUR – November 2010
Dukes Of Windsor & Trial Kennedy’s @ The Zoo, 8 August 2009
By José Eduardo Cruz
Tonight, The Trial Kennedy displayed a level of professionalism that made them the shining star of the night. Firstly, they had to temporarily replace their drummer due to the fact that their original drummer had contracted chicken pox a few days prior. The fill in drummer learnt an entire 45 minute set within one day which, was an amazing achievement given the structure of their songs. He powered Trial Kennedy through their set with 20 inch crashes and an Australian made drum set. Secondly, after their first song their bass amp blew up and had to be fixed on stage before they could proceed. In the interim, their vocalist proceeded with an acoustic song until the amp could be fixed and they could proceed. Even with a shorten set; Trial Kennedy worked their every bit of energy to showcase their music. These guys are in the process of recording their second release and this should see them headline their own set of shows in the not so distant future.
Continue reading Live Review | Dukes Of Windsor & Trial Kennedy’s @ The Zoo, 8 August 2009
||Touring Australia in August under the banner of the Trilogy Tour is a value added bill made up of three equally brilliant parts: DUKES OF WINDSOR, TRIAL KENNEDY and New Zealand’s MIDNIGHT YOUTH.
Three emerging bands all aiming to impress with great songs, superb musicianship and getting silly on the one bill. Three hot young bands on a mission let loose on an unsuspecting public.
Continue reading Dukes Of Windsor, Trial Kennedy, Midnight Youth @ The Zoo, Brisbane 8 August 2009