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Posted 21 Apr 2014 @ 9:41am

All the way from Dublin, Bell x1 have announced they will be heading our way for a string of shows this July.


Playing in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth the trio will be gracing our shores off the back of their sixth album, Chop Chop, which they released in June of last year and was recorded, mixed and mastered in only two weeks. Joining Bell x1 for the tour are special...

Posted 3 Apr 2014 @ 1:30pm

With just a week to go, the Mirabel Foundation's Music, Mirth and Mayhem benefit concert has announced a slew of additions to the event's 16th incarnation.


Local heroes Peter Helliar, Hannah Gadsby and Henry Wagons lead the charge, with international Iranian born-British comedian Shappi Khorsandi rounding out the additions.

Posted 2 Apr 2014 @ 1:45pm

Violent Soho have revealed that they will hit the road for their biggest national tour to date this July.


The quartet's latest release, Holy Ghost debuted at #6 on the ARIA charts and catapulted them even further onto the scene. Now in their tenth year as a band, they are signed to Thurston Moore's Ecstatic Peace! label and have toured the US with acts such as Built to Spill...

Posted 28 Mar 2014 @ 1:25pm

Doom metal legends High On Fire are returning to Australia this July.


Birthed from the decease of stoner doom band Sleep, High On Fire originate from Oakland, California, where they have crafted masterpieces of metal. Intricate, riff-dedicated and outright brutal, High On Fire have produced six albums during their 16-year-long career, including Surrounded by Thieves (2002),...

Posted 20 Mar 2014 @ 4:01pm

Wagons have announced their first full band national tour in over three years to celebrate the upcoming release of their album, Acid Rain and Sugar Cane.


The new full band effort, set to drop Friday May 16, follows Henry Wagons' 2013 duetrelease Expecting Company  that featured couplings with the likes of Alison Mosshart and Robert Forster.

Posted 5 Mar 2014 @ 12:37pm

Kingswood will hit the road to celebrate the release of their latest single Suckerpunch.


The first single from their forthcoming debut album, Suckerpunch follows a string of hugely successful releases by the Melbourne four-piece, including the critically acclaimed Ohio.

Posted 25 Feb 2014 @ 2:49pm

Gary Numan has revealed a string of Australian tour dates.


Numan released his 20th album Splinter late last year – and each time he puts out a new record, it seems to spark another dozen artists into action. David Bowie, Marilyn Manson, Trent Reznor and Prince all gush with praise about Numan's influence on their careers.

Posted 13 Feb 2014 @ 9:24am

Hits & Pits Festival have announced that Unwritten Law and Implants will join the lineup for its 2014 incarnation.


California's Unwritten Law will perform their self-titled album, affectionately referred to as The Black Album on the tour in celebration of its 15 year anniversary. Rounding out the lineup will be supergroup Implants, consisting of members of Strung Out and...

Posted 12 Feb 2014 @ 2:30pm

Melbourne Ska Orchestra will follow up on 2013's success when they head out on The Get Smart Tour this March.


MSO's 2013 debut LP was nominated for an ARIA award for Blues and Roots album of the year and took home The Age EG World Music and Reggae Steady Ska album of the year awards. Nicky Bomba leads the 30-odd piece band, which consists of an 18-piece horn section, rhythm...

Posted 11 Feb 2014 @ 3:37pm

After an EP, consistent gigging, excellent reviews on triple j Unearthed, crowd-funding, blogging, blood, sweat and probably a few tears, Melbourne pop-funk outfit Better Than The Wizards have completed their self-titled debut album. I chatted to singer and bassist Daniel Farthing about how the six-piece were feeling ahead of the release.


“We're just really happy that it doesn'...


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