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Posted 19 Apr 2017 @ 12:45pm

Festival Hall was packed with exactly the sort of crowd you would expect to turn out for a Madness gig in Melbourne – the overall age bracket was decidedly over-40, with the dress code consisting of flat tops and novelty hats.

 

Aided by a three-piece horn section – which was lucky because Lee ‘Kix’ Thompson's saxophone was criminally low in the mix – and a percussionist, the...

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 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 7 Apr 2017 @ 8:09am

After much speculation, Queens of the Stone Age have finally announced an Australian tour - locking in a run of visceral headline shows. 

 

The group have been keeping a low profile for the last 18 months, locked away in the studio working on new material. Now, the time has come to share it with the masses.
 
As well as hitting up this year's massive Splendour in the...

Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 12:57pm

 

By every right, Alter Bridge should’ve been viewed as a major contender in the realm of big-swinging post-grunge from the second they kicked off in earnest toward the middle of the 2000s.
 
There was just one minor thing holding them back in a lot of people's eyes – save for vocalist Myles Kennedy, every member of the band was previously a member of much-maligned Christian...

Posted 17 Mar 2017 @ 4:16pm

Allday has been keeping himself seriously busy. 

 

Fresh from dropping his brand new single, he's also revealed the details of his forthcoming album and tour. 

 

New track In Motion features electro wunderkind Japanese Wallpaper getting in on the action, who will also be joining the rapper on his upcoming tour. It's the latest track to be released from his highly...

Posted 3 Mar 2017 @ 1:34pm

You Say When is the new single from Illy's #1 album, Two Degrees, which is out now.

 

Directed by Mark Alston and filmed on Sydney's Northern Beach, the You Say When video explores the dizzying highs of a new relationship and the emotional rollercoaster that ensues.

 

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 2:18pm

Madness appeared twice on the English comedy series The Young Ones. 

 

In Boring, the third episode of the first series, Madness plays House of Fun at a local pub just prior to Mike, Vivyan, Rick and Neil entering.  The band’s second appearance came on Sick, the penultimate episode of the second (and final) series.  With a neighbourhood riot going on around them, Madness mimes...

Posted 8 Feb 2017 @ 4:06pm

British indie rockers The Wombats have locked in a headline Melbourne show. 

 

It's been ten years since The Wombats released their watershed album, A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation that spawned the indie rock hit Let's Dance to Joy Division.

 

Selling over a million copies, the record launched them to international notoriety - selling out venues across the...

Posted 26 Jan 2017 @ 12:16pm

All Time Low are returning to our shores with their biggest Australian run yet. 

 

They'll be joined by two very special guests, teaming up with Neck Deep and The Maine for a massive triple-head lineup. 
 
No stranger to Australian shores, All Time Low have repeatedly topped the charts, sold over 1.5 million albums worldwide, chalked up over 100 million views on...

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