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Massachusetts band The Hotelier will make their first ever trip Down Under later this year, with thanks to their friends in The Smith Street Band. “When we were in Europe, we met the member of The Smith Street Band and it was their idea to make this all happen,” the band’s guitarist explained. Aussie audiences will get an earful of their awesome album Home, Like Noplace Is There at The Rev on December 4. There’ll be an underage show on December 5 at Wrangler Studios too.
 
NotFest will once again return to the Public Bar, North Melbourne for three dates this year. There will be over 40 bands participating across two stages and there’s also some punk rock karaoke, acoustic karaoke and a potato gem triathlon. Paper Arms, Nerdlinger, Wolfpack, Foxtrot, Beaver, Release The Hounds, Daybreak, Army Of Champions, Brittle Bones, Camp Comp, Maricopa Wells, Jess Locke Band, Tired Breeds, Pitt The Elder and more will join the fun from November 13-15. Tickets available via stickytickets.com.au
 
Sydney’s Lo! and Perth’s Forstora are heading out on the road together this October for a three show East Coast run. Lo!’s EP The Tongueless contained the awesome song Orca, which is guaranteed to blow some minds at Old Bar on October 30. In Trenches and Old Love will support.
 
My Disco are going to tour Australia this November and December in support of their new album Severe (out on October 30). If you’re keen to see some material from their fourth studio offering then grab a ticket to the Shadow Electric on November 21.
 
Unwritten Law sure stirred up some mischief when they were last in Australia. The stories floating around about that tour were wild, so we’re looking forward to seeing what craziness Scott Russo and co. can conjure up when they return this December. The Aussie faves will smash out a show at the Corner Hotel on December 6 alongside Adelaide’s The Grenadiers who’ve been gigging all over the joint since the release of their second album Summer. Tickets on sale now.
 
Refused have been confirmed as the fourth addition to Soundwave Festival after Bullet For My Valentine, Dead Letter Circus and Failure were all revealed to fans over the past month. The band were out here a few years back on their reunion tour, but we haven’t seen them since the release of this year’s comeback album Freedom
 
BY EMILY KELLY