As Big Scary lay to rest their third LP Animal, they have announced their biggest headline shows to date as a way to send it off in style. Having launching the current, glorious live show at Laneway Festival in 2016, plus a national run of dates and festival appearances throughout the year. Big Scary will now unleash the 5-piece line-up across some of the best theatres Australia has.
w/ special guests Cub Sport and CC:Disco!
Tickets on sale 16th March at 9am from bigscary.net
Friday, June 16 | Forum Theatre, Melbourne VIC
Saturday, June 17 | The Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW
Saturday, June 24 | The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD
Friday June 30 | The Gov, Adelaide SA
Saturday, July 1 | Metropolis, Fremantle WA
TWL featured Cajsa Silk nearly 2 years ago, her highly acclaimed sophomore New Born Contra, her sound brings together some wonderful pop sensibilities along with a bigger more considered approach to her song writing, especially in production. Recorded in Stockholm with producer Rolf Klinth, ‘Domino’ sees the songstress embark on a much bolder direction than in her previous material that still manages to maintain her core sound.
New Born ‘Domino’ is due to be released on the 2nd June 2017 via Birds Records
From the moment lead cut ‘Private’ the piano and vocal pierces your ears, you can immediately get a feel for what Vera Blue aims to achieve. Its powerful and capturing and how musical growth, phenomenal over the last year. The haunting notion of this latest cut is perfectly translated in this dark and manic music video.
The video was directed by award winning Bryn Chainey, a British-Australian director and screenwriter based in Sydney who is best known for his narrative short films that have screened in over 150 festivals including Berlin, Palm Springs and Edinburgh.
Okay there are many Joy Division and New Order fans a like who are dead against the idea of Peter Hook touring his ex-bands songs, despite being a part of their birth. Like it or not, it is happening and for many of us younger fans, it is as close as we are going to get to experiencing a measly taste of the Joy Division live experience.
Metropolis Touring presents an Evening with Peter Hook & The Light performing the legendary Factory Record’s albums ‘Substance’ by Joy Division & New Order.
Released in 1987, New Order’s ‘Substance’ was originally conceived as a way for Factory Records boss, Tony Wilson, to play the New Order singles on the CD player of his new Jaguar car. Substance became Factory Records’ 200th release and remains the best-selling New Order album.
Thursday 5th – The Studio AUCKLAND
Saturday 7th – Metro Theatre SYDNEY
Sunday 8th – The Tivoli BRISBANE
Tuesday 10th – The Gov ADELAIDE
Friday 13th – Corner Hotel MELBOURNE
Monday 16th – Astor Theatre PERTH
Tickets From: http://www.metropolistouring.com/peterhookandthelight
Pre-Sale: Wednesday 15th March 9am to Thursday 16th March 5pm (local time)
On-Sale: Friday 17th March 12pm (local time)
With the Northern Hemisphere preparing itself for another year of the best festivals you can ever possibly experience, we South-siders do our bit to celebrate in our own boutique way. With only 500 tickets on offer, this year’s Shady Cottage festival set in the lovely rural surroundings of North Blackwood. The line-up is local but strong and a perfect way to hear some of the best bands/artists in Australia right now.
Here is the full list.
Slum Sociable, Sex On Toast, Wax’o Paradiso, Planète, Sunbeam Sound Machine, Wesley Fuller, Otologic, APES, Gonzo Jones, DIET., Jennifer Loveless, Flamingo Jones, Big Words, M5K, The Neighbourhood Watch, Slowcoaching, Tim Koren, Francesca Gonzales, Cassettes For Kids, FLOSS, Picket Palace, The Quasar Gachapon Affair and Fine&Andy.
Get your tickets here.
Vivid Sydney returns from May 26th til June 17th and there is a lot of hype and rumour building. What we can confirm is the rumour of Fleet Foxes headlining this years event. Tickets went into a ballot that is now closed so if you missed out, well, you snooze you loose. After a five-year hiatus the 5 piece are back together and ready for an Australian Premiere and exclusive performance of their brand new material from their soon to be delivered New Born ‘Crack-Up’. We featured their new cut on our Facebook page, go check it out.
Ever looked at International Festivals and thought, “How the hell do I get to it?” Well we are excited to share with you Sweat Tours. Sweat Tours is an exciting travel provider, tailored specifically to introduce young music lovers to the world of International music festivals. The site pretty much acts like a one stop shop for all your international festivals, even if you dont plan to go, what a resource to keep tabs on the 100s of festivals around the world.
Live on their site now is Govenors Ball (NYC), Electric Daisy (Las Vegas), Ultra Music Festival (Miami)
This is such a brilliant idea and we urge you to check it out.
Manchester pop-synth duo Dutch Uncles get remixed by Scottish composer/musician C.Duncan and the results are rather good. The cut is delivered from the bands most recent New Born Big Balloon.
This is Pink Noise Party with their new cut ‘Queer’, they are threesome from Paris, France and they very upbeat and super cool. They sound a bit like Of Montreal on a quiet day and Hot Chip’s mellow side. Its catchy euro-pop at it’s best.
On Frank Ocean’s Blonded radio show on Apple’s digital radio stream, he delivered a new cut, ‘Chanel’. Ocean jumps off on the Janus-like logo of the titular French fashion house — “See on both sides like Chanel” — a duality present across his output, the sound of which weaves between velvety elegance and scuffed shoes on ragged concrete.
Mark Lanegan used to front 90s band Screaming Trees, we played their biggest single ‘I Nearly Lost You’ the other day and it sounded as fresh as relevant today as it felt when we first heard all those decades ago. Lanegan, continues to deliver excellence, this is some of his best work to date. There are moments of 90s splendidness here too, a bit of My Bloody Valentine muddled with classic Iggy Pop. Epic.
Alt-J would have surprised themselves with the mass success they received (well-deserved of course) on a global scale, with their UK #1, Grammy and Brit Award-nominated album This Is All Yours. There shows across Australia sold out in moments, their sound unique, it was some reassurance that the masses may actually have good taste in music. The band’s 3rd New Born will be delivered on the 9th of May, its name, RELAXER. 3WW goes back to the bands awkward and unsettled best, and will split the fans who like their hits against those who prefer the band to progress musically.
Brooklyn’s Beach Fossils deliver a breezy light pop cut to celebrate the announcement of their 3rd studio album, Somersault, and a “somersault” in sound it certainly is. Since the delivery of their self-titled debut album in 2010 the band have found themselves front runners in the ‘dream-pop’ genre, and rightfully so. They soon put two fingers up to that with their grittier and edgier sophomore, Clash The Truth, but quickly find themselves back to their dreamy selves. Far more mature in sound, ‘This Year’ sounds to be a very grown up band, fit with great orchestration and production, we are excited for what is to come.
n mid 2016 we were delighted to feature Guildford (UK) based singer-songwriter Annabel Allum debut single ‘Tricks’, her support was well-deserved from the leaders of music BBC Radio 6 Music and Radio X. ‘Rich Backgrounds’ drives together Allum’s gritty and powerful vocals with crunchy power chords, think Courtney Barnett filtered through major distortion and very angry. When asked about the track Allum says “It’s not necessarily ragging on rich people, but more rich attitudes”.
Chicago’s cool indie punk’s Twin Peaks announce the delivery of in Horto. The record took its name from the city of Chicago’s motto, which translates to “City in a Garden,” as a sign of respect to the band’s hometown.
The release was recorded over three nights last December at Chicago’s Metro and Thalia Hall, and was captured live to one-inch reel-to-reel tape. It will feature covers of The Rolling Stones’ “Dead Flowers” and Today’s Hits’ “What Up, Dawg?” along with 18 tracks from Twin Peaks’ own catalog. What a release to indulge in.
Actress is UK producer Darren J. Cunningham, a rare and progressive talent in ‘techno’ electronic music, somewhat mind altering and provoking. In 2014 he poetically announced the end of his path as Actress, this turned out to be false news.
The press release surrounding this delivery suggests a centered theme around the material, chrome, “both as a reflective surface to see the self in, and as something that carves luminous voids out of any color and fine focuses white and black representing the perfect metaphor for the bleakness of life in the Metropolis as suggested by Anish Kapoors Cloud Gate.
If you have a minute 37 seconds spare, well you have time to watch this surreal but expected video from Foxygen, it’s just crackers.
Blonde Redhead continue to deliver music under the mainstream radar, circling around the heads of fans that just haven’t discovered them yet. Golden Light hears the band slipping into ethereal psychedelia, director Virgilio Villoresi capturing the mood perfectly in this surreal visual music video. The director stars in the clip alongside actress Elizabeth Kinnear, two lovers who appear trapped in the mazes of their own minds. This is beautifully captivating on so many levels.
What do we make of Sleaford Mods? Well, we are not entirely sure but one thing we can guarantee, this the biggest earworm you are bound to hear all week, if not all year, if not your entire life. The video clip is something else, and goes to prove if you got a few pennies, a beat and a right bit of attitude, you can do just about anything. Welcome to the world of Sleaford Mods.
Montreal duo She-Devils deliver their brand new cut, “The World Laughs”, while sharing the exciting news that they are now signed to Secretly Canadian, joining ANOHNI, Ben Abraham, Gardens & Villa, Damien Jurado & The War On Drugs. With 60’s sensibilities and musical nostalgia, She-Devils are quintessentially art-house with their simple melodies and considered musical approach, it’s just simply cool.
We know little about Sydney based artist Moody Beach but after listening to her new cut to be delivered from her debut EP, we plan to investigate a little further. While working as a flight attendant and writing songs between cities Moody Beach moved to Sydney, struggling to find places to play live, stared her own night called Cult Club at Hair by Tommy J, a barber shop in front of her house in Sydney’s inner suburb, Redfern. Vanilla takes us right back to the shoegazing bliss of the 90s with dreamy washed out lyrics set against swirling guitars and a driving repetitive beat.