Gearing up for their 'Unicorn Invasion of Australia', 'Heroic Fantasy Power Metal' (their words) band Gloryhammer will be bringing their tales magic, medieval Scotland to Australia in April. Joining them will be Australia's 'party pirates' (their words) Lagerstein.
In This Issue: So this week it’s a little…big. Some massive announcements have just come through. Coldplay are releasing a new record, along with Band Of Skulls. Back on home soil Mia Dyson and a new Byron act Toy Boats are dropping new records. Back again overseas and Swedish pop singer Lykke Li is releasing a new one, and Lune is also dropping a record. Plus there’s tons more in here, so have a read!
Melbourne MC Bam Bam is about to release an EP, The Good Life, on March 28. To celebrate, he's touring the country from April 2 with guest Savo.
After a two year wait, Megan Washington is back with a new single, "Who Are You". In April, she'll play two shows at very intimate venues in Brisbane and Melbourne to support the new single. Expect them to sell out fast.
To help promote his new single "Far From View", Jack Colwell and his Owls are playing launch shows in Sydney and Melbourne. Both shows will be co-headlined with Killing Heidi's singer and Spicks & Specks team captain Ella Hooper.
Following the great response to her latest album Reset - her first English release in 12 years - Australian pop icon Tina Arena will embark on a massive national tour.
Long-standing live music venue, The Basement, will be home to a special charity gig on Wednesday 26 March, aimed at raising money and awareness for the Sydney-based Melanoma Institute Australia.
Art vs Science present the brand new video for new single "Create/Destroy". Directed by long-term collaborator Alex Roberts (Magic Fountain, Parlez-Vous Francais?) and his new co-conspirator, Sally Roberts, it tells the tale of a young boy and his efforts at winning the heart of a girl in an oddball suburbia.
Fresh from their multiple wins at this year’s BRIT and NME Awards, Arctic Monkeys share the video for their new single, "Arabella" directed by Jake Nava. Watch it HERE:
The 2014 season of Zoo Twilights saw 14 Artists perform over 14 weeks and included local and international acts performing in one of the most incredible settings possible. Bringing the season to an end was New Zealand band Fat Freddy's Drop with support from Melbourne's Oscar Key Sung. Carl Dziunka went along to photograph the final Twilights show for 2014.
Fat Freddy's Drop brought their chilled-out, laid-back sounds to the Melbourne Zoo on Saturday night, the picnic-style atmosphere proving to be the perfect setting for the relaxed and largely barefoot crowd.
Golden girl Lorde has announced an all ages Australian tour kicking off next month. The tour will hit Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Newcastle and Brisbane!
Ever since that ‘Nothin on You’ hook, the world has been trained to flock to Bruno Mars’ sugary vocals like bees on honey. As such, he has become one of the most bankable pop stars in the world; this tour was a complete justification of that. Stopping in Sydney for his worldwide ‘Moonshine Jungle’ tour, the Hawaiian-born artist took any doubts some may of his viability as a live performer and stomped all over them.
Joan Wasser from Joan as Policewoman has just released her fourth album of original songs and AU review reporter John Goodridge chats about behind the scenes of making the album.
It’s been a rollercoaster year for Sharon Jones, the corrections officer turned soul queen. Her fifth album with the imitable Dap Kings, Give the People What They Want was shelved and touring halted so Jones could turn her attention to battling and ultimately beating cancer which threatened to bring her fairy-tale career to a halt. But 2014 brought with it the good news that Jones treatment was a success and the albums eventual release.