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Posted 16 Feb 2017 @ 9:53am

Vera Blue is gearing up for a national tour in support of her brand new single. 

 

She'll be bringing her new music on the road with her, spearheaded by the new single Private - which is due for its official release tomorrow. It comes in the wake of her last collaborative effort with Slumberjack, Fracture. 

 

 

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Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 6:43pm

Cog are stepping back onto the stage once more for a special headline show. 

 

Just 12 months after announcing they'd be reuniting for a brief tour, the band is back in action for a hotly anticipated date. The cult-favourite rockers will follow up their acclaimed 2016 run, beginning with a...

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 4:50pm

PNAU are making their long-awaited return to the stage, locking in a Melbourne show. 

 

Kicking off the next chapter of their career with Chameleon, PNAU are officially back with their first new tunes in over four years. 

 

The single Chameleon also welcomes the addition of Shakira Marshall - previously a dancer and back-up singer for Lauryn Hill - on vocals,...

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 4:19pm

Northeast Party House are getting ready to hit the road. 

 

It comes in support of the group's latest single Calypso Beach, taken from their debut album Dare. Coming along for the ride is Perth's Mosquito Coast. 

 

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 12:46pm

Butterfingers are greasing up the tour van once more. 

 

After some time hibernating, Butterfingers are back with a fat injection of new tunes. Their new single Big Night Out is an upbeat summer anthem, guaranteed to crack a smile on even the grumpiest of facades. 

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 11:54am

Dwarves are heading back onto the stage for a heavy-hitting Melbourne show. 

 

Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, the Dwarves' chaotic shows and incendiary interviews drew the attention of both underground and mainstream press. Now, they're heading back onto the stage to teach a new generation how to worship Satan. 

 

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 9:39am

An acclaimed selection of rock’n’roll royalty are set for the 11th annual CherryRock. 

 

Leading off the announcement is San Francisco punk outfit Dwarves, bringing their heavy-hitting sounds to Melbourne. 

 

 

Atlanta Southern rock group Nashville Pussy will also perform. With music commonly referred to as ‘sleaze rock’, their narratives are exactly...

Posted 14 Feb 2017 @ 8:09pm

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard will launch their forthcoming album into the world with three special hometown launch parties. 

 

Each show will see King Gizz rip through two sets - performing their new album in full for the first, and ripping through their long-reaching discography for the second. 
 
Capping it off, they'll be playing in a 360-degree format - so...

Posted 14 Feb 2017 @ 4:43pm

Before Ryan Adams' new album officially drops, you can listen to it here. 

 

Lead by the singles Do You Still Love Me? and Doomsday, his new album Prisoner has been billed as one of his most honest efforts in years. 

 

The news comes in the wake of a recently announced...

Posted 14 Feb 2017 @ 3:09pm

Tassie heroes Luca Brasi are hitting the road for their largest run of shows yet. 

 

After their last tour sold out in a heartbeat following their watershed album If This Is All We're Going To Be, their latest jaunt is expected to do the same. 

 

 

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Posted 14 Feb 2017 @ 12:00pm

After taking 2016 by storm, acclaimed Australian artist Julia Jacklin will return to home turf for her biggest headline show to date. 

 

In comes in the wake of her critically acclaimed debut record, Don't Let The Kids Win.

 

Recently, Jacklin delivered the video clip for one of the album's finest tracks, Coming Of Age. 

 

 

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Posted 14 Feb 2017 @ 10:32am

Two independent Australian record labels – Melbourne’s Milk! Records and Brisbane’s Bedroom Suck Records – have announced that today they are launching a collaborative vinyl subscription service. Pooling the talents of both rosters, which between them include Courtney Barnett, Cable Ties, Blank Realm and Jade Imagine, will be launching The Split Singles Club – six 7” singles delivered directly...

Posted 14 Feb 2017 @ 10:22am

The Smith Street Band have given the entire country a Valentine's gift, announcing the release of their fourth studio album. 

 

Titled More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me, their new record will be released on April 7 through their own label, Pool House Records.

 

They've celebrated the announce in the form of their new single, Birthdays.

  

Posted 13 Feb 2017 @ 4:34pm

The power metal extraordinaires will roar into the city in support of their forthcoming album.

 

Reaching Into Infinity is their third studio release with Marc Hudson at the helm. It’s set to be typically aggressive, confronting and sure to be captivating live.

 

Having not graced our land since Soundwave’s last incarnation in 2015 where they also supported Judas...

Posted 13 Feb 2017 @ 1:13pm

The Amity Affliction are heading Down Under for a mammoth 2017 tour. 

 

They'll be heading our way off the back of their #1 ARIA-charting album, This Could Be Heartbreak - the band's third consecutive release to top the Australian charts. 

 

Posted 13 Feb 2017 @ 12:52pm

One of the most hotly anticipated moments of the 2017 Grammys was Daft Punk's dramatic return to the stage alongside The Weeknd. Watch the action yourself before the internet overlords take these down. We've embedded a few of them for good measure. 

 

Explota ⭐ The Weeknd & Daft Punk....

Posted 13 Feb 2017 @ 12:06pm

Rocket Science are set to take over Ding Dong for their first show of the year. 

 

Since 2015, the band have reemerged from the grave to play rare handpicked events that suit them all individually. The show at Ding Dong Lounge is no exception and will see the band play both old material plus new songs for their upcoming fifth album. 

Posted 13 Feb 2017 @ 11:00am

For the first time ever, BlenheimFest will run for two days in 2017.

 

BlenheimFest is a volunteer run, not-for-profit festival held every year on Good Friday.
 
This year, they'll be featuring Tijuana Cartel, Sahara Beck, Deep Street Soul, DJ Driller, Bustamento, The Coconut Kids, Weezil, Juno and more. 
 
Located on a working farm, the unique and...

Posted 13 Feb 2017 @ 9:47am

After being pulled from streaming services in 2015 bar an exclusive deal with Tidal, Prince's music has returned to the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play and more. 

 

"Prince recorded his most influential and popular music during his time with Warner Bros. and we are deeply aware of our responsibility to safeguard and nurture his incredible legacy," said Warner Bros. CEO...

Posted 10 Feb 2017 @ 3:36pm

Melbourne artist SK Simeon has released the clip for his brand new track, a collaboration with pop mavericks Cookie Cutters. 

 

The clip for Free was filmed in one take in SK's home country of Uganda, captured on the vibrant streets of Kampala. 

 

Somehow, he managed to find time between sold out shows across the country to make the clip - pulling together some of...

Posted 10 Feb 2017 @ 2:46pm

Japan's Fuji Rock lineup is here, which means one thing for us Down Under - some good old fashioned Splendour In The Grass lineup speculation. 

 

More often than not, acts booked for Fuji Rock appear on the Splendour lineup. Although this year Splendour will be going down one week earlier than Fuji, what's the point of breaking with tradition now? 
 
This year's Fuji...

Posted 10 Feb 2017 @ 1:22pm

Party in the Paddock has received news that Opiuo is unwell and not able to perform tonight at PITP.

 

Mike Perry aka PACES will now fill the closing spot on the main stage.

 

Gold Coast producer PACES has had a huge summer festival season with spots on Splendour in the Grass, Split Milk, The Plot, Your Paradise, Southbound and Field Day.

 

Posted 10 Feb 2017 @ 11:21am

Vintage Trouble will be bringing their old school rhythm and blues to Melbourne. 

 

The group played a lauded set at Bluesfest last year, as well as performing on The Night Show with Jay Leno, Later... with Jools Holland and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

 

Their brand of soulful blues has taken them on to stages alongside legends including Brian May, Bon Jovi, The Rolling...

Posted 10 Feb 2017 @ 10:06am

Austin rockers Spoon are returning to the fray, locking in a headline Melbourne show. 

 

They'll be heading our way armed with cuts from their forthcoming album, Hot Thoughts, which was recorded with legendary producer Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Tame Impala) - resulting in a mix of garage and psych influences. 

 

Posted 10 Feb 2017 @ 9:50am

Now in its 22nd year, Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival is back with a hefty 2017 lineup. 

 

They'll be hosting their Big Blues Bash - featuring Blue Vinyl, Sammy Owen Band, Chase The Sun, James Southwell Band featuring Charlie Wooton and Chris Wilson. 
 
More highlights include their annual Jam Competition, Festival Market with buskers and workshops, performances...

Posted 10 Feb 2017 @ 9:17am

Gareth Liddiard has emerged from a moth-long sabbatical in Latin America just in time to hit the road for a run of solo shows. 

 

Aside from stories about his new found South American lothario status, he'll be playing a mix of solo material, Drones favourites and a sprinkling of new music from his new project with fellow bandmate Fiona Kitschin. 

 

Posted 9 Feb 2017 @ 4:09pm

Strand Of Oaks and Endless Boogie are getting together for an east coast jaunt, hitting Melbourne along the way. 

 

Strand of Oaks were last in the country for a revered set at Boogie Festival in 2014 - an experience which manifested itself in their track On The Hill. 
 
They'll be joined by New Yorkers Endless Boogie, who have played both Boogie and Golden Plains to...

Posted 9 Feb 2017 @ 3:39pm

The iconic Ella Hooper is gearing up to tour her acclaimed double EP on a run of intimate east coast shows this March.

 

Playing small venues along the east coast, Hooper is taking two-thirds of her New Magic band on tour - synthesiser, electric guitar and occasional percussion.
 
Releasing a double-dose of delightful and devilish tunes through Venom and New Magic ...

Posted 9 Feb 2017 @ 3:09pm

The Victorian Government has pledged its full support towards addressing sexual assault and harassment in live music venues. 

 

The details of the training and awareness program were revealed last night by Martin Foley, Minister for Creative Arts and Minister for Equality.  
 
Focus points include the implementation of a venue policy template that will identify and...

Posted 9 Feb 2017 @ 10:11am

Architects will hit up Melbourne on a headline tour while in the country for Groovin The Moo. 

 

They'll be shredding through the critically acclaimed record, All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us, their seventh release that tackles death, God and faith. 

 

They'll be joined by Melbourne's own Ocean Grove, who have kicked off the year with a stellar set at UNIFY Festival...

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