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Posted 21 Apr 2017 @ 11:17am

LA-based Australian rapper Allday has released his anticipated second LP Speeding.

 

Allday has seen himself in full swing since the release of his latest single In Motion last month, a collaboration with electro wunderkind Japanese Wallpaper. 

 

He's also unveiled the fourth slice from the new album in the form of Baby Spiders, a new track featuring teenage rap...

Posted 21 Apr 2017 @ 10:26am

Shannon Noll is finally bringing his anthemic, true-blue Aussie show to Melbourne.

 

Noll or Nollsie as we've loved to call him has been thrilling crowds in open air venues across the country over the summer. Think of support slots alongside Australian heroes John Farnham, Jon Stevens and Daryl Braithwaite.

 

He's a dinky-di, fair-go larrikin who we've all loved to...

Posted 21 Apr 2017 @ 9:56am

Politically-charged and typically anthemic, the world's first disclosure of Rise Against's new album has arrived.

 

The US melodic hardcore outfit have become masters of the mind games, teasing just a few days ago that something would arrive on April 20 aka 4/20. Speculation surrounded whether it would be a new album given the trippy morse code lure secretly exposing potential...

Posted 20 Apr 2017 @ 2:47pm

Bic Runga has forged an impressive career after bursting onto the charts in 1997 and now she's touching down in Melbourne for a special show.

 

Sway rekindles all the nostalgic feels of the '90s and rose a burgeoning New Zealand songstress to fame. After taking time away from music, Runga is back and brings news that she's working on a new LP set to be released later this year....

Posted 20 Apr 2017 @ 1:37pm

Melbourne two-piece This Way North are ready to share their new clip with the world.

 

Following on from their previous banger earlier this year, Head Above Water, this local alt-pop outfit show no signs of slowing down yet. The single Pressure is a cruisy venture, featuring a treasure trove of pedals and layered live loops.

 

The inspiration for the track came when...

Posted 20 Apr 2017 @ 12:27pm

In collaboration with the 2017 Yirramboi First Nations Festival, Arts Centre Melbourne presents two of the most crucial voices to represent our Aboriginal community.

 

Emma Donovan & The Putbacks will pay tribute to pioneering singer/songwriter Ruby Hunter and Archie Roach brings his new album Let Love Rule to the stage a night later.
 
Donovan is a soul and funk...

Posted 20 Apr 2017 @ 11:34am

Vivid LIVE 2017 have amped up the industry standard with a program now boasting over 400 events.

 

After selling out his first DJ set, global pop icon Boy George has just unveiled another against the outstanding backdrop of pyrotechnics and lights at Darling Harbour.
 
Other highlights include the dynamic duo of Dustin Tebbutt and Lisa Mitchell, stopping by on their ...

Posted 20 Apr 2017 @ 9:53am

Ferdydurke have long been purveyors of devine electronics and as they welcome Retiree to the stage, this is no exception.

 

The three-piece Sydney/Melbourne-based producing tastemakers launched on the scene behind their beautiful track Gundagai and have enjoyed a whirlwind journey ever since.

 

After going quiet for a short period of time, Matt Crowley, Tori...

Posted 19 Apr 2017 @ 2:31pm

A collaboration between Melbourne alt soul outfit The Cactus Channel and Ball Park Music's Sam Cromack has resulted in an exciting six-track EP. 

 

In what's a fresh blend of the group's respective creative fortes, Do It For Nothing will be unleashed into the world on Friday April 21 via Hope Street Recordings.

 

Since meeting in Brisbane as a result of The Cactus...

Posted 19 Apr 2017 @ 1:22pm

Melbourne prog rock demons Sentia have dropped a fresh clip to cure your mid-week blues.

 

The track is lifted from their 2016 EP, Origins, which saw them explore a new direction. Developed between Sentia and director, animator Oscar Gomez, the short film follows the incarceration and annihilation of a prisoner in a sci-fi, dystopian future.

 

Vocalist, Amos...

Posted 19 Apr 2017 @ 12:41pm

Canadian rock duo Japandroids will be heading to both Australian and New Zealand shores this July for an exciting pair of national tours.

 

The dates mark the band's first return to Australia since their appearance in December last year. On top of their intimate fan shows in Sydney and Melbourne selling out in under three hours, Japandroids roared through much-loved sets at both...

Posted 19 Apr 2017 @ 11:05am

Electronic kingpins, Richie Hawtin and Joseph Capriati, are coming to Australia in a celebration of the world's finest techno. 

 

Having just unveiled his new audiovisual show at Coachella 2017, Canadian producing wunderkind Hawtin has announced his return Down Under for the first time since 2015.

 

In what proves to be an electric double-pronged journey into techno...

Posted 19 Apr 2017 @ 10:36am

Having only graced our shores for Splendour In The Grass last year, At The Drive-In return Down Under with their new album in tow.

 

Inter Alia comes 17 years after their seminal third studio LP, Relationship of Command. It's set to be an outrageous, new direction from the five-piece and comes after the band announced their reunion at the beginning of 2016.

 

They...

Posted 19 Apr 2017 @ 9:26am

As Pallbearer continue their worldwide domination in the wake of their third album, they'll be stepping Down Under for a special run of shows.

 

Slinging their serpentine brand of doom metal, Pallbearer don't know when to stop with every album and every live performance accelerating their acclaim. Fusing a complex mixture of roots sunken in classic prog and '90s alt rock, the...

Posted 17 Apr 2017 @ 1:55pm

Battlehounds are an inimitable product of Adelaide's privileged music underground who'll be dashing across the country in support of their new release.

 

They've supported the likes of Bad//Dreems, The Peep Tempel and Dune Rats and now the three-piece indie rockers look to revel in their own fame unveiling Damn Demons to the world.

 

Think of uncompromising guitar...

Posted 17 Apr 2017 @ 1:15pm

RL Grime has forged a stellar career off the back of his inimitable producing talent so it is with much anticipation that he makes his journey Down Under.

 

In combination with a special slot at Splendour In The Grass, RL Grime will journey through Auckland, Perth, Adelaide, Sydney before raining down on Melbourne to conclude his tour.

 

Gracing something to behold...

Posted 17 Apr 2017 @ 12:51pm

The 2017 Stonnington Jazz Festival has further diversified their lineup, with four of Melbourne's pre-eminent jazz musicians set for special album launches.

 

First off the block will be Parvyn Singh (The Bombay Royale) and Hue Blanes as they unveil their debut LP I Choose You to the world. Intertwining their eclectic mix of musical and cultural lineages, the album presents a...

Posted 17 Apr 2017 @ 11:06am

Because the yearning for rock in this city never subsides, Chasing Ghosts are jumping on a raucous 21-show run through Melbourne and its surrounds.

 

Following on from the release of their lauded 2016 album, I Am Jimmy Kyle, the six-piece have quickly solidified themselves as a fierce workhorse capable of infusing just as much energy into their live shows as their recordings....

Posted 13 Apr 2017 @ 5:19pm

Tapping into music from the '60s to the '90s, The Union Club will be turning the clock back with a lineup of legends.

 

Kicking off, the Mick Pealing Band uncovers the music of Pealing's past when he rose to acclaim alongside his band the Stars. Pealing also released two solo albums, Precarious and Grand Hotel, and will look to reinvigorate those LPs on opening night.
 ...

Posted 13 Apr 2017 @ 10:31am

Fresh from garnering many a raised boot at this year's Golden Plains, groove behemoth Billy Davis & The Good Lords have locked in a hotly anticipated single launch. 

 

The 11-piece musical collective will be taking to the stage in support of their upcoming new single, Ball & Chain.

 

Aside from sharing the stage with the likes of Anderson .Paak and...

Posted 13 Apr 2017 @ 8:16am

Party legends LCD Soundsystem are heading back Down Under with a hotly anticipated Melbourne show. 

 

Their headline Melbourne show will mark LCD Soundsystem’s first visit since reuniting in 2016, with the promise of new music on the way for their upcoming Aussie jaunt. 

 

They'll be bringing with them a career-spanning set, loaded with hits ranging from Losing My...

Posted 12 Apr 2017 @ 5:40pm
James Norbert Ivanyi and his band of astonishing players will take their latest EP on the road, showcasing his brilliance to crowds everywhere.

 

DENALAVIS is the fourth instrumental EP from Ivanyi, following 2016’s critically acclaimed The Usurper’ which saw him reach new heights.
 
Ivanyi then went on to support international heavyweights on the back of its release,...

Posted 12 Apr 2017 @ 5:25pm

Fast-rising Aussie electronic and hip-hop duo Boo Seeka have completely sold out shows in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney recently while touring for their latest single Does This Last. What else is there to do but announce a mammoth regional tour, too?

 

Bringing the total to a whopping 26 dates over the next three months, Boo Seeka have also just come off the back of a 13-date...

Posted 12 Apr 2017 @ 5:22pm

One of the most successful musicals in the world is returning to Australian shores. 

 

Jersey Boys last ran in Australia during 2010, showing in Sydney for 15 months and resulting in its tenure as one of the longest running musicals in national history. 
 
The musical tells the story of seminal vocal group Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, revered for its first-rate...

Posted 12 Apr 2017 @ 2:03pm

Lauded singer/songwriter Thomas Oliver has returned with a stunning live video for his watershed single, Losin. 

 

Taken from his forthcoming album, Floating In The Darkness, out April 28, Oliver’s latest single is an ode to lost love – a soul-filled melancholy number that touches on the loneliness of heartbreak, whilst simultaneously creating a sense of warmth and security....

Posted 12 Apr 2017 @ 1:21pm

Seven-piece rock act The Pinheads are back in the saddle with a new record and a tour to boot. 

 

Well on the way to becoming seasoned road hogs, the Pinheads have toured and shared the stage with King Gizzard, Fat White Family, Tumbleweed, Tomorrow’s Tulips, Hockey Dad, Drunk Mums and Skegss.

 

Following on from their last EP I Wanna Be A Girl, their next...

Posted 12 Apr 2017 @ 1:13pm

Lucca Franco has lifted the lid off her latest gem. 

 

Drawing inspiration from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Aretha Franklin, Lucca Franco's Sinking Feeling establishes herself as a powerhouse vocalist. 

 

It comes in the lead-up to the release of her self-titled album, due out later this year. 

 

Sinking Feeling was produced by Lee...

Posted 12 Apr 2017 @ 11:35am

Fresh from joining forces for a joint tour along the east coast of Canada, Roaring Girl Records label-mates Liz Stringer and Tim Moxam are reuniting for a run of shows on home turf. 

 

Roaring Girl Records is a boutique Toronto-based label, dedicated to supporting the finest independent artists from around the world.

 

Australia's own Liz Stringer joined the fold...

Posted 12 Apr 2017 @ 10:27am

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have unveiled their tenth studio album. 

 

Murder of the Universe is a full-throttle musical assault surrounding the downfall of man and the death of the planet. The album is made up of 21 tracks divided into three separate chapters.

 

"We’re living in dystopian times that are pretty scary and it’s hard not to reflect that in...

Posted 11 Apr 2017 @ 4:24pm

Best tour name of 2017? Well, probably, yeah. 

 

The latest Dune Rats tour will see the boys hit up regional areas across the country. It comes in the wake of their latest video for Braindead, which sees the fellas performing in a giant field of dank kush. 

 

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