Monthly Archives: March 2015

THE MURLOCS ANNOUNCE VIDEO FOR ‘ADOLESCENCE’

THE MURLOCS ANNOUNCE VIDEO FOR ‘ADOLESCENCE’ + ANNOUNCE GEELONG & SECOND MELBOURNE SHOW

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With the ‘Adolesence’ tour happening next month, the band have announced two new shows. They will now play in Geelong at Barwon Club on Friday 24 April, and after quickly selling out the first Melbourne show, they have added a second at the Northcote Social Club, Saturday 4 April.
Their brand new video clip for latest single ‘Adolescence’ can be seen HERE. The hilarious video was directed by Jason Galea. It features singer Ambrose Kenny-Smith playing a medieval action video game. ‘Adolescence’ is the first single from The Murlocs’ second album which is due for release in June 2015. According to Ambrose Kenny-Smith the new track is about, “Still experiencing puberty blues when you have well outgrown your teenage years. The mood swings of a 20 something dropkick”.

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The ‘Adolescence‘ tour this April will take The Murlocs to Melbourne for two shows at Northcote Social Club on Friday 3 (sold out) & Saturday 4, Sydney on Thursday 9 at Newtown Social Club, the Gold Coast at Elsewhere Bar on Friday 10, Brisbane on Saturday 11 at Wooly Mammoth, Perth at Four5Nine on Saturday 18, Fremantle at Mojos on Sunday 19 and finishing in Geelong at Barwon Club on Saturday 24. Ticket details and supports below.

The Murlocs will release their second studio album in June 2015 via Flightless / Remote Control Records, with a confirmed release date, album title, and artwork to be revealed in the coming weeks.

The Jezabels Touring Oz AGAIN!!!

After the release of their latest album The Brink last January, The Jezabels spent much of 2014 on the road touring extensively across the UK, Europe, North America, and Australia.

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Well, They have had their break and now They announce the start of a new gig spree as the Jezabels will be appearing at some great festivals over the coming months and Chuck can’t wait to see them at a show sometime soon!

For all you folks in sunny QLD, The Jezabels will be playing the BIG PINEAPPLE FESTIVAL on the Sunshine Coast on Saturday 30th May.

those details are here:

Stay tuned for more exciting updates in the near future, as the Jezabels are back on the road!

The Drones Launch Tropical F**k Storm Records + Vivid LIVE – 24th May + Reissue Back Catalogue

The Drones Launch Tropical F**k Storm Records + Vivid LIVE performance at Sydney Opera House –  24th May + Reissue Back Catalogue!!!

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It’s a big Drones week.

The Drones Launch Tropical F**k Storm Records, Celebrate 10 Year Anniversary of Wait Long By The River And The Bodies Of Your Enemies Float By And Reissue Back Catalogue starting with debut Here Come The Lies

Throughout 2015, as well as releasing their brand new seventh studio album, the Drones will be reissuing their entire back catalogue through TFS Records and making available (via their new online shop) a big pile of merch crap that’s been in a storage shed for the past seventy five years.

First of the reissues will be their outrageously wild 75 minute breakthrough LP ‘Here Come The Lies’. Released in 2002,  ‘Here Come The Lies’ was the record that cemented the bands buzz in and around Melbourne and started to get the attention of fans across state borders and overseas.  It will be available for the first time in human history on coloured, 180 gram, double gatefold vinyl LP (which includes digital download) with new artwork.
Pre order your copy here now from thedrones.com.au

2015 also marks 10 years since the release of the band’s demented classic ‘Wait Long by the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By’. The band will be playing a bunch of tunes off that album along with some new stuff during a special show at the Sydney Opera House as part of Sydney’s Vivid Festival.  ‘Wait Long by the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By’ will also be released for the first time on vinyl in October 2015.
Join the mailing list at thedrones.com.au for all preorder and release information.

The new shop at thedrones.com.au will also make available a bunch of new and old school limited edition T-Shirts, posters and other crap that has to date only been available at shows, as well as exclusive bundles of new stuff.

The Drones 10th Anniversary of “Wait Long by the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By at Vivid LIVE
Sydney Opera House – Joan Sutherland Theatre
Date Sunday May 24th
Time 7.00pm
Tickets on Sale Friday March 27th 2015 from sydneyoperahouse.com

 

COURTNEY BARNETT ON THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW + ANNOUNCES NEW AUSSIE TOUR DATES

COURTNEY BARNETT ON THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW + ANNOUNCES NEW AUSSIE TOUR DATES

Courtney Barnett’s highly anticipated debut album is released in Australia this Friday 20th of March and this morning Barnett marked the occasion by appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in the US. Courtney performed the latest single from her debut album ‘Depreston’ with Ellen calling her “One of my favourite new artists, I love her so much!”

click HERE to watch the performance

‘Depreston’ is available for free via iTunes along with first single ‘Pedestrian At Best’ when you pre-order Courtney’s debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit here.

Today Courtney is also excited to announce the addition of a second Melbourne show to her upcoming Australian tour after tickets to the first show completely sold out last week. Courtney will play a second show at the Forum Theatre in Melbourne on Saturday 16th of May. Tickets for this show will go on sale this Friday 20th of March. Last week also saw Barnett add a Tasmanian show date to her already extensive Australian tour. She will play the Wrestpoint in Hobart on Friday 24th of April, tickets for this show are on sale now.

Courtney Barnett will tour Australia on her Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit Album Tour in May 2015. The tour will see Courtney Barnett play in Adelaide at The Gov on Friday 1st May, Perth at The Bakery on Saturday 2nd May, Sydney at The Metro on Friday 8th May and Brisbane at The Hifi on Saturday 9th May. Courtney will wrap up the tour in hometown Melbourne with the already sold out show on Friday 15th May at The Forum and second newly announced show on Saturday 16th May

Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit will be released in Australia on Friday 20th of March 2015 via Milk! Records / Remote Control Records.

MILK! RECORDS, REMOTE CONTROL RECORDS, VILLAGE SOUNDS, TRIPLE J & NOISEY PRESENT

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COURTNEY BARNETT
AUSTRALIAN ALBUM TOUR MAY 2015
SUPPORTED BY TEETH & TONGUE

*NEW SHOW JUST ADDED*
FRIDAY APRIL 24 
Wrestpoint, Hobart TAS
CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFO

FRIDAY MAY 01
The Gov, Adelaide, SA
CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFO

SATURDAY MAY 02
The Bakery, Perth, WA
CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFO

FRIDAY MAY 08
The Metro, Sydney, NSW
CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFO

SATURDAY MAY 09
The Hifi, Brisbane, QLD
CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFO

FRIDAY MAY 15
*SOLD OUT*
The Forum, Melbourne, VIC
CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFO

*NEW SHOW JUST ADDED*
SATURDAY MAY 16
The Forum, Melbourne, VIC
CLICK HERE FOR TICKET INFO

Augie March Film Clip – Never Been Sad

Augie March Film Clip – Never Been Sad

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“Lissome Pete, Angelica apple cheek, ever the inheritors, you don’t strike as mild or meek
Just a genre, fodder, no canon, you read like a dunny wall I don’t want to read at all…”

The video for ‘Never Been Sad’ from the Augie March album ‘Havens Dumb’ sees the band working again with Ben Saunders, who made the wonderful clips for seminal Augie tracks The Vineyard, Little Wonder, The Cold Acre and One Crowded Hour.

You can watch it here ‘Never Been Sad’ 

The video was shot on the green fields of a farm near Meredith, Victoria and features ‘the kids of Jan Juc”.  As for the song itself, here’s what singer-songwriter Glenn Richards says about its conception:

“Grumpy old man song probably had it’s first flash in the sun-drenched courtyard of Preachers bar in Battery Point, surrounded by perky Young Liberals who were just beginning to scent the winds of change to come, fresh loads of premium Sandy Bay manure in preparation for dumping over the existing desiccated turd puzzle.  The insidious are always so very nice at the first meeting.  In that ozonic (not yet animalic) field, dazed by early afternoon red beer and the sensory marina of interchangeable Calvin Klein aquatics, this pretty misery guts of a tune had its divine spark flinted.”

Billions Australia Present
Augie March 
2015 National Tour Dates

Friday 27 March                        HER MAJESTYS THEATRE                     Adelaide           SA
www.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au 

Saturday 28 March                    ASTOR THEATRE                                    Perth               WA
www.liveattheastor.com.au

Thursday 16 April                    ULUMBARRA THEATRE                          Bendigo           VIC
www.ulumbarratheatre.com.au ON SALE Friday 05 December

Friday 17 April                         MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE             Melbourne        VIC
With special guest Fraser A Gorman  www.melbournerecital.com.au   

Thursday 30 April                    THE TRIFFID                                                Brisbane         QLD
www.thetriffid.com.au

Friday 1 May                             TANKS ART CENTRE                                Cairns             QLD
www.ticketlink.com.au ph1300855835

Saturday 2 May                         URBAN COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL   Caboolture      QLD
www.urbancountry.com.au  ON SALE Monday 1 December

SASKWATCH ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM SORRY I LET IT COME BETWEEN US

SASKWATCH ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM SORRY I LET IT COME BETWEEN US & ANNOUNCE EAST COAST TOUR

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Melbourne’s Saskwatch are excited to announce their third studio album Sorry I Let It Come Between Us which will be released via Northside Records / Remote Control Records on Friday 12th of June 2015.

 CLICK TO LISTEN TO ‘I’LL BE FINE’

Saskwatch today also announce the departure of original members Will, Sam, Nic and Ed (horn section and drums). Generally speaking, a change of pace is known to be a remedy for the soul. So how fitting it is that Melbourne’s nine-piece soul outfit Saskwatch have returned with a new album and a new lineup, ready and willing to take you down another path. Their latest offering, Sorry I Let It Come Between Us, is an evolutionary one at that. Shifting and sliding between guitar heavy pop, bluesy melancholy and soulful ballads, the new album offers an emotionally assertive voice matched equally in musical intricacies.

The album itself was recorded over a month long period at Mt Slippery – an old silversmith warehouse come recording studio on the outskirts of Philadelphia, America. It’s the studio of Dr Dog’s Scott McMicken and Nathan Sabatino, who together produced the album. Saskwatch have long been big fans of Dr Dog, both musically and in their work as producers, and relished at the chance to head overseas and work alongside them. The result: a raw, solemn and sparse collection of genre-jumping songs.

The first single off the album ‘I’ll Be Fine is reminiscent of the upbeat Saskwatch we know and love. It’s an optimistic and fuzzy three minutes that serves as a great preface for the ten tracks to follow. To celebrate the release of ‘I’ll Be Fine’, Saskwatch will take their new six-piece line-up on the road for the very first time, playing a string of show dates on the East Coast of Australia throughout April. Full tour dates and ticket information can be found below.

Saskwatch’s new album Sorry I Let It Come Between Us will be available on limited edition vinyl and CD and is available to pre-order via iTunes today.

If you can make it to any of the gigs below, do so. Especially the gigs with Dorsal Fins as support. they will be awesome live nights!

SASKWATCH
UPCOMING LIVE DATES

FRIDAY 17 APRIL
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Tickets from www.moshtix.com.au
With Dorsal Fins + Robert Muinos

SATURDAY 18 APRIL
The Zoo, Brisbane, QLD
Tickets from www.oztix.com.au
With Dorsal Fins + Robert Muinos

SATURDAY 25 APRIL
Groovin the Moo, Oakbank, SA
Tickets from www.gtm.net.au

SUNDAY 25 APRIL
Groovin the Moo, Bunbury, WA
Tickets from www.gtm.net.au

SATURDAY 02 MAY
Groovin the Moo, Bendigo, VIC
Tickets from www.gtm.net.au

SUNDAY 03 MAY
Groovin the Moo, Canberra, ACT
Tickets from www.gtm.net.au

FRIDAY 08 MAY
The Hi-Fi, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets from www.oztix.com.au
With Dorsal Fins + Robert Muinos

SATURDAY 09 MAY
Groovin the Moo, Maitland, NSW
Tickets from www.gtm.net.au

SUNDAY 10 MAY
Groovin the Moo, Townsville, QLD
Tickets from www.gtm.net.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ERRORS NEW ALBUM ‘LEASE OF LIFE’ OUT 23RD MARCH ON ROCK ACTION

ERRORS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘LEASE OF LIFE’ OUT 23RD MARCH ON ROCK ACTION RECORDS
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Errors announce the release of their fourth album Lease of Life, due out 23 March 2015 on Rock Action Records in digital, CD and 12-inch vinyl formats. The album is preceded by the release of its title track, premiered today and available to buy 26 January. The Rock Action label was created by fellow Scotts, Mogwai.
Lease of Life is the follow up to Errors’ critically acclaimed 2012 album Have Some Faith In Magic. Formulated on the Hebridean Isle Of Jura – the location where George Orwell wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four and the place where The KLF are rumoured to have burned a million pounds – These guys sound as interesting as the back story suggests. The title track especially makes a compelling argument that this album will be compelling to hear.

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Errors are Steev Livingstone, Simon Ward and James Hamilton. They are joined on Lease of Life by guest vocalists Cecilia Stamp and Bek Oliva (Magic Eye).

Listen to ‘Lease Of Life’ Single on Soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/rock-action-records/errors-lease-of-life/s-e7sKl

Listen/Embed to ‘Slow Rotor’ Single on Soundcloud
https://soundcloud.com/rock-action-records/errors-slow-rotor/s-hcgGX

Watch ‘Slow Rotor’ Video Clip
http://youtu.be/j-F3_Me–a4?list=PL75yZW2dFhGq3hU8CQovWj-XUUfWuB9XT

Mumford & Sons “Wilder Mind” In Store May 1st, Via Dew Process

Mumford & Sons unveil the first single from their forthcoming new album, Wilder Mind.

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Check it out on Vevo Here. Personally, I liked it. I quite enjoy this style of clip, and the song is great, wonderful building Folk Rock feel about it.

‘Believe’ is released on the 27th April, and precedes the band’s third album, released on May 1st through Dew Process in Oz.

Wilder Mind was recorded at Air Studios, London and produced by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, HAIM, Florence & The Machine). It features twelve new tracks, written collaboratively by the band in London, Brooklyn, and Texas. A number of the new songs were written and demo’d at Aaron Dessner’s (The National) garage studios in Brooklyn.

This new album marks a significant departure for the young British band from their previous records, 2009’s Sigh No More, and 2012’s Babel. The early sessions in New York and London witnessed a change in the band’s approach not just to writing and recording, but to texture and dynamics, too.

Pre-order Wilder Mind here: www.mumfordandsons.com

Following the recent announcement of the band’s headline performance at this year’s Reading & Leeds Festivals, Mumford & Sons are very pleased to announce the first details and line-ups for their 2015 Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers.

Joining the band over the Stopovers will be the likes of The Foo Fighters, The Flaming Lips, Ben Howard, Primal Scream, The Vaccines, Simian Mobile Disco, The Maccabees, My Morning Jacket, Alabama Shakes, Dawes, and Jenny Lewis. There are no Aussie dates yet, but more are to be announced soon.Please visit the Gentlemen of the Road website for all ticket details. www.gentlemenoftheroad.com/tickets.

Mogwai – Gig Review, The Tivoli, Brisbane March 4th 2015

Artist: Mogwai

Venue: The Tivoli, Brisbane Australia

Date: March 4th 2015

Rating: 10/10

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Awesome, ear pummelling fantastic, no other description necessary. Mogwai are as good live as you would hope, and after 20 years together, it’s fantastic to see a band not only evolving their sound but thoroughly enjoying what they do.

Theirs is no internal angst driven machine. Rather, they appear to draw on each other’s abilities to extend themselves further on stage and you get the feeling that this complimentary comradery extends to the studio also. Stuart Braithwaite, Mogwai guitarist and sometime vocalist alludes to not enjoying the travelling but loving the chance to play live to people who love their music.

At many times during the gig, Mogwai would unabashedly smile at each other, share an inside laugh and generally just loving being able to do what they love for a living. A six piece band on tour, they play at an uncompromising volume without sacrificing their precision of form, something laid bare at their sound check, nothing was left sounding good enough.

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By the time they get around to playing their newest release, Teenage Exorcist, it is obvious that tonight’s gig is about blowing minds, not melting hearts, and the vocals are deep in the mix, hidden within a wall of noise that threatens to never let up. Hexen Bogon and other tracks from Rave Tapes wash over a very appreciative though not sold out crowd who sway and rock with each ebb and swell of the dynamic live set and when they break out into the opening notes from Hunted by a Freak, the crowd erupts in cheers.

So commanding was their presence and so receptive of it was the crowd, that I only heard one shout out for a song and that only occurred during the encore. Further testimony to their on stage power was that even when they did break, chit chat among the crowd was limited to topics such as “how good was that!” not the minutiae of life you overhear at some concerts.

Maybe it was because the Brisbane gig was the last in Australia, maybe that’s just how they approach every gig, but to my ear they played with abandon, loose, loud and loving it! I could have stood for a few more hours of live Mogwai, but all good things must end and I am left wondering when they’ll be back and how I will get there.

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INDIE NUGGETTS – New Music show for 2BOB Radio with Aussie exclusive!!

2BOB Radio 104.7FM adds a new show to its program roster in March!!

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Indie Nuggetts, presented by Chuck Nuggetts, will broadcast on Friday nights from 8 – 10pm from March 6th and promises to bring new and especially Aussie Indie artists to the ears of the Manning.

As an added bonus to lure listeners in, the first show will feature the Australian premiere of Velvet Sky, the latest track from Sydney Indies Money Go Round PLUS an interview with Scottish rock gods Mogwai!!!!

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Money Go Round busied themselves touring last year with the likes of Papa Vs Pretty, Kingswood, The Griswolds and the Belligerents. This track is the first taste of their newest batch of songs.

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“I can’t wait to share this track with everyone.” Chuck Grins, “It’s a real nice slice of Indie Psych Pop bliss, swirling with twangy guitar & dominant drums and you know they love what they do! Huge thanks to The A&R Department for supporting the show with this exclusive track.

Mogwai, who should require no introduction here, have been tearing up venues across the country and Chuck has been lucky enough to secure an interview with them before they blow the stage in Brisbane at the Tivoli. “Mogwai are the greatest Post Rock band in the world. Period. No more needs to be said on that one.”

Indie Nuggetts will cover a vast range of sub genres within the scope of Indie music, from Indie Rock, Pop, Folk, Electro and all stops in between. The show will feature a ‘Gold Nuggett’ CD each week with 70% of the music coming from the last 4 months and 50% True Blue Aussie content!

“Ears are very special things, and to look after them, it’s recommended that people listen to at least 2 hours of Indie music each week, for optimal fidelity in the ear lobe” Offered Chuck, seated behind the desk with earphones around his neck and piles of CDs everywhere. “That’s where this show steps in. making sure the ears of the manning get their required dose of Indie”

“Indie music is one of the biggest, fastest growing and expanding genres with a very long shelf life.” Chuck declares across the desk, “It’s that vibrancy, that ever changing landscape of Indie music that I want to bring to the ears of the Manning. Indie artists can be found in almost all genres of music, so the show might just contain something for everyone.”

Playlists are posted to 2BOB’s website as Chuck goes to air and posted to his facebook page as well (https://www.facebook.com/ChuckNuggetts) , keeping listeners up to date with everything Indie.