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KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD – ANNOUNCE MELBOURNE GIZZFEST & VIDEO FOR ‘THE RIVER’

KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD – ANNOUNCE MELBOURNE GIZZFEST & VIDEO FOR ‘THE RIVER’

Chuck says if you can get yourself to these gigs, do so, awesome line ups!!

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The band will announce the venue, date and supports for GIZZFEST in each a different capital city in what will be their most ambitious tour yet. Keep an eye out on their Facebook for more details. Expect the best kind of chaos. Today, the Gizz are excited to announce the Melbourne details for GIZZFEST. Melbourne GIZZFEST will involve three shows of multi-stage mayhem at the Corner Hotel in Richmond with one all ages show and two 18+ shows featuring 28 killer bands and a bunch of other fruity accompaniments to suit.

MELBOURNE GIZZFEST

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SATURDAY 2 MAY
CORNER HOTEL (All Ages) 1-5pm

featuring in no particular order
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard | Dreamin’ Wild | Love Migrate | Atolls | Sleep Decade 
Tix from www.cornerhotel.com

SATURDAY 2 MAY
CORNER HOTEL (18+) 6pm-1am

featuring in no particular order
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard | The Murlocs | Babe Rainbow | Scott & Charlenes Wedding | Sewerside | Contrast 
The Kremlings | Sagamore | The SMB | Crepes |Drunk Mums | Destrends

Tix from www.cornerhotel.com

SUNDAY 3 MAY
CORNER HOTEL (18+) 5pm-12pm

featuring in no particular order
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard | Dave Graney & the Mistly | Harry Howard & the NDE | The Pink Tiles 
Fucking Teeth | Tiny Giants | White Bleaches | Mangelwerzel | Davey Lane |Zig Zag | ORB | The Dead Heir

plus visuals and other stuff we haven’t worked out yet
Tix from www.cornerhotel.com

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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have released their new video for ‘The River’ . The single features on their forthcoming LP ‘Quarters’ out Friday 1st May via Flightless / Remote Control Records. On top of that, the band have been kept busy by creating the insane album launch tour GIZZFEST.

 

WATCH  THE VIDEO FOR ‘THE RIVER’ HERE 

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THE CHURCH ANNOUNCE UNIQUE AUSTRALIAN CONCERT TOUR

THE CHURCH ANNOUNCE UNIQUE AUSTRALIAN CONCERT TOUR

+ SXSW PANEL WITH

US ROLLING STONE VETERAN DAVID FRICKE

+ PRIMAVERA SOUND PERFORMANCE

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It’s a unique band that finds itself cherished as a bona fide legend in the ARIA Hall of Fame while not only remaining a virtual enigma to the world that knows its name but also remains as consistent and as relevant as any band even half their age.

 

This year sees the church celebrate their 35th year of making music and it’s nothing short of incredible to consciously consider what this band has seen, done and where they find themselves sitting in a comfortable place in the otherwise fickle industry today. For example, how many Aussie bands (or any band for that matter) can boast the aforementioned South By South West performance and interview (with legendary US Rolling Stone Editor David Fricke), and a coveted slot at Spanish tastemaking festival Primavera Sound after 35 years of making music? How many bands can boast an accidental signature tune and certified classic while releasing an equally relevant and universally-acclaimed 25th album and then embarked on a near sold-out US and European tour? How many bands can boast a star-swollen guest list of famous fans like The Smiths, The Killers, The Smashing Pumpkins, Afghan Whigs and Brian Jonestown Massacre?

 

All these accolades and all these fans are the beyond-crazy culmination of 35 years of trials and tribulations and, most recently, the triumphant release of their 25th studio album Further/Deeper.

 

Now, the band – along with newest member, guitarist Ian Haug of Powderfinger – are excited to announce the once-in-a-lifetime national concert tour presented by TheMusic – Further Deeper – The Blurred Crusade this July to all five major cities in Australia.

 

the church will play two sets – the first revisiting one of the band’s most notable and loved albums The Blurred Crusade and the second a monster contemporary set of highlights from the future classic Further/Deeper album, plus a few other favourites.

 

The Blurred Crusade features some of the band’s most defining songs including ‘Almost With You’ and ‘Don’t Look Back’. Frontman Steve Kilbey explains the idea behind highlighting The Blurred Crusade again as part of this historical time in the band’s life.

 

“The Blurred Crusade was where the church turned into themselves. Lushly produced by Bob Clearmountain, this album is obviously one of our early highlights and still remarkably sounds fresh 33 years later.”

 

In another first, the band have just capped off their SXSW with a featured speaker spot hosted by legendary US Rolling Stone Senior Editor David Fricke. The interview was a rare opportunity for both fans of the band and Fricke alike to look back on the how both parties continue to stay relevant in a world full of fleeting trends. A gallery can be found here.

 

Tickets for Further Deeper – The Blurred Crusade are on sale Thursday April 16 and eager fans can sign up to a presale (starting Tuesday April 14) via the church mailing list at www.thechurchband.net.

HARD-ONS ANNOUNCE ‘PEEL ME LIKE A EGG’ SHOWS

HARD-ONS ANNOUNCE ‘PEEL ME LIKE A EGG’ SHOWS

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A staggering 30 years after their inaugural live concert at the Vulcan Hotel in Ultimo, Sydney, the Hard-ons have delivered to the world a mesmerising document of their current incarnation. Witness: PEEL ME LIKE A EGG.

An unusual Hard-ons album to be sure, PEEL ME LIKE A EGG is a concise (13 tracks, 30 minutes) explosion of mega-rock riffage (“Burning up on Re-entry”), epic black metal (“Ain’t got no guardian angel”), moody and lush pop (“Close to the ground”), new-wave pop (Clumsy little oaf I am”) and (perhaps the Hard-ons’ most famous trait) volatile and catchy power-pop (“Shadow Shelf”).

PEEL ME LIKE A EGG is the Hard-ons’ first album with current drummer Murray Ruse. Incredibly it also features original drummer/vocalist Keish de Silva on backing vocals. Together they contribute in turn propulsive, unhinged and exciting rhythm and lush melodic elements. Paradoxically, PEEL ME LIKE A EGG is the Hard-ons’ most adventurous yet accessible album to date – precisely because of the serious lack of fluff. Every note, every roll, and every crackle is made accountable on this album, and every contribution is completely unwasted, no doubt due to the ridiculously experienced nature of Blackie’s monolithic song-writing and the band’s musicianship, as well as the explosive and dynamic production from award-winning producer Chris Townend (Silverchair, Portishead) with whom the boys have had a relationship that spans over two decades.

The 30 minutes of power-punching is housed in a glorious and surreal sleeve designed by the artist-in-residence, bassist Ray Ahn. PEEL ME LIKE A EGG is a diamond hard documentation of perhaps the most unusual and long lasting underground rock career in Australia. Show-casing bare-chested glory AND clear, concise studio concepts, PEEL ME LIKE A EGG is yet another essential check-point in an utterly unique and superb talent that is the Hard-ons.

Now, even BETTER news. Back from an incredible sojourn of Buenos Aires where the band played to over 800 fans over two shows, the Hard-ons are launching the above-mentioned album over two glorious nights. Show-cased will be tunes from their entire career with highlights sure to be tracks from the brain-melting “PEEL ME LIKE A EGG” opus!

Friday, 24th April 2015
Brisbane, Crowbar – QLD
guests: Goon On The Rocks & Walken

Satruday, 25th April 2015
Melbourne, The Tote Hotel – VIC
guests: Chainsaw Hookers, Batpiss, Flour
 

COURTNEY BARNETT RELEASES VIDEO FOR ‘KIM’S CARAVAN’ FOR RECORD STORE DAY + OZ TOUR STARTS

COURTNEY BARNETT RELEASES STUNNING VIDEO FOR ‘KIM’S CARAVAN’ IN CELEBRATION OF RECORD STORE DAY + AUSTRALIAN TOUR STARTS

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Courtney Barnett has released the devastatingly beautiful and poignant video for ‘Kim’s Caravan’ from her debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit, an album which recently debuted at number #10 on the US Billboard album sales charts and #4 on the ARIA charts at home in Australia . ‘Kim’s Caravan’ will be released as a special Record Store Day 12″ and is paired with a gorgeous and intimate recording of John Cale’s ‘Close Watch’ as the B-Side.

Check It Out HERE!

Courtney tells us some background about the track which is written in part about environmental concerns for the Great Barrier Reef saying ‘Kim’s Caravan‘ is an apocalyptic tale of our world painted black with oil and soot, painted red with blood and greed. The song was born when blessed with time to reflect, feeling the frustration and helplessness of the destruction of my environment and the litter of humans within it. It was partly inspired by watching Black Rain Falls, a documentary about Midnight Oil’s concerts out the front of the Exxon building in NYC in 1990″. These issues and concerns are also depicted in the cover art drawn by Courtney especially for this release.

Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit is out now in Australia via Milk! Records / Remote Control Records.

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

FRIDAY APRIL 24 
Wrestpoint, Hobart TAS
w/ Tiger Choir (**Teeth & Tongue not appearing in Hobart)

THURSDAY APRIL 30 
The Gov, Adelaide, SA

FRIDAY MAY 01 *SOLD OUT*
The Gov, Adelaide, SA

SATURDAY MAY 02 *SOLD OUT*
The Bakery, Perth, WA

SUNDAY MAY 03 
The Bakery, Perth, WA

THURSDAY MAY 07 
The Metro, Sydney, NSW

FRIDAY MAY 08 *SOLD OUT*
The Metro, Sydney, NSW

SATURDAY MAY 09 *SOLD OUT*
The Hifi, Brisbane, QLD

THURSDAY MAY 14
The Forum, Melbourne, VIC

FRIDAY MAY 15 *SOLD OUT*
The Forum, Melbourne, VIC

SATURDAY MAY 16 *SOLD OUT*
The Forum, Melbourne, VIC

PEARLS PREMIERE VIDEO FOR ‘PRETEND YOU’RE MINE’

PEARLS – PREMIERE VIDEO FOR ‘PRETEND YOU’RE MINE’

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+ SUPPORTING OH MERCY IN SYDNEY & MELBOURNE

Melbourne’s Pearls have today released the new video for album title track ‘Pretend You’re Mine’. The track is lifted from their debut album Pretend You’re Mine which was released worldwide in February 2015 via Dot Dash / Remote Control Records.
Of the clip the band’s Cassandra Kiely (vocals/keyboard) says:

“The first spark of inspiration for the clip came by way of a hazy hangover, with the girls watching the Marc Bolan TV show in bed after a night out. It was the perfect comedown, Bolan in his bright pink satin suit, struttin around singing ‘Ride A White Swan’. The ladies adored the visuals and wanted to replicate that kind of sleazy, 70’s, tongue in cheek feel. The boys agreed and thus, the concept was put to Nicky White; director and close friend of the band. Nicky loved the idea of making a set in homage to the show and we roped in a bunch of darlings to help make it happen. Alden Epp stars in the clip as our bands mascot, the Pearls angel glitter baby! Nicky really did the rest, he ran wild with the concept and we are so happy with how it turned out. If you look closely you can see a white swan in the film clip for Pretend You’re Mine. Its our little ode to the wizard of glam, he ain’t no square with his corkscrew hair, the one and only Marc Bolan!”

 

CLICK TO WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ‘PRETEND YOU’RE MINE’

 

Melbourne three-piece Pearls formed in 2011 and since have made shimmering sounds that float above their peers. In their time as a band Pearls have supported the likes of Kurt Vile, Marnie Stern, Sons & Daughters, and a myriad of local bands including Crime and City Solution, Sunbeam Sound MachineTotal ControlNew War. In 2013 Pearls released a split 7” on Glaswegian label RE:PEATER Records and recorded a cover of The Standells’ ‘Dirty Water’ for an Australian 40th Anniversary Nuggets compilation. Pearls’ self-titled debut EP was full of reverb-drenched, ethereal vocals and a hefty dose of beautiful noise.

Pearls will join Oh Mercy as main support on their upcoming ‘Sandy’ Single Launch Tour playing Sydney on Wednesday April 22nd at the Newtown Social Club and in Melbourne on Saturday 25th April at The Gasometer.

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http://www.remotecontrolrecords.com.au/

MANY THINGS New video ‘Holy Fire’

MANY THINGS  New video ‘Holy Fire’ 

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n alien from outer space, an injured bride, an amputee-hipster and zombie army soldier make up some of the fascinating mismatch of characters symbolising society in Many Things’ video for new single ‘Holy Fire’.

The apocalyptic clip is set in a postindustrial dystopian wasteland and was filmed in Amsterdam under the guidance of director Simon Green (XX Teens).
WATCH ‘HOLY FIRE’ HERE 

 

Many Thing’s Macks Faulkron explains “The idea began with the birth of the gold alien coming to earth to preach the lyrics of ‘Holy Fire’.  It came to life after many long chats with Simon and from our wacky imaginations and enjoyment of playing around with music and image”.

A barrage of electro sounds, driving percussion and call-and-response chants, ‘Holy Fire’ was inspired by Jon Hopkins’ notion of envisioning mixes as 3D shapes in infinite environments. The single is the first taste of their much-anticipated debut album “Burn Together” to be released in 2015 via Dew Process/Universal Music Australia.

Many Thing’s forthcoming debut album “Burn Together” follows last year’s ‘What We Are’ EP

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

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