Small Sydney hardcore band Vigilante have been signed to one of Australia’s finest heavy labels, Resist Records. Populated by members who’ve served time in hardcore bands including Right Idea, Urban Mayhem, Bad Blood and Last Nerve, Vigilante will release their 12” debut EP via the label on March 1. Preorders are available now.
The Bronx will come to Australia for their first headlining shows in aaaaaages. This Autumn you can see them at the Corner Hotel on Tuesday April 30 and Wednesday May 1. They’ll be plugging their newie IV which is out now via Shock records. FUCK YERH!
Everyone’s favourite twinsies are coming over for Groovin A Moo (the Bendigo leg of which has sold out) and they’ll be doing a sideshow at Melbourne’s Palais on May 2. Tickets to see Tegan and Sara are on sale right now and their new album Heartthrob is out now too.
Tool are coming! California’s prog rock kings will do a headlining tour of Australia this April, arriving in Melbourne on Saturday 27. Tickets are on sale this week and they will sell fast. Don’t sleep on it.
America’s After The Fall (not to be confused with Australia’s Central Coast legends) have revealed plans to return to Australia again on the back of their new album Unkind, due out next month via Paper and Plastik. No official announcement on tour dates has been made yet. Watch this space.
Revolver’s bandroom will host a vast collection of the best local punk bands in the country this March. Up The Punx Festival will feature Ramshackle Army, Topnovil, Chickenstones, Fatty Esther, Strawberry Fist Cake and more on Friday March 2. Tickets at the door.
Newcastle’s Safe Hands have announced they’ll hit the road in March in support of their debut full-length Montenegro (you can grab pre-orders at peerecords.com). Pencil in Thursday March 7 at The Public Bar and Friday March 8 at Wollongong’s Barcode.
Deez Nuts will release their new album Bout It on Friday March 29 but they’re giving you the chance to pre-order that shit already along with other goodies in a big ol’ pre-order bundle. Keen?
For those unaware, Blueline Medic’s Donnie Dureau will be performing at The Reverence Hotel in Footscray every Sunday of this month with various guests each week. You’ve already missed Jamie Hay and Darren Gibson but this Sunday February 17 you can catch Puerto Rico and Dean Bardell Williams if you’re lucky.
Looks like Australia got a glimpse at seeing OFF! just in time as they’ve gone on to cancel a huge run of West Coast USA dates after singer Keith Morris experienced a diabetic coma after returning home from the Australia tour. Morris apparently didn’t wake up from a nap with his girlfriend after he forgot to eat lunch, and is now recovering at home.
Speaking of Keith Morris, he will be joining Chuck Dukowski, Dez Cadena, Bill Stevenson and Stephen Egerton when they reform Black Flag for a handful of festivals this April, proving once and for all that no band is exempt from reformation.
Five Iron Frenzy are almost finished recording their brand new album that was funded solely by a very successful Kickstarter campaign. Proving that those Chrisso ska punks aren’t as washed up as you thought (that, or Christian ska punk fans are insanely generous), the band raised over $200,000 to make their first album in ten years. Sheeesh.