Taking Back Sunday surprised many when last they announced the return of original guitarist Shaun and original vocalist John. The classic Taking Back Sunday line up was back together and they made a bee line to the studio to record their fifth, self titled album. For the man who started the band, Eddie Reyes, having his two old friends back in the fold meant Taking Back Sunday could start again, avoid the mistakes of the past and continue on making the music they love to make together.
Taking part in the first of Channel [V]’s Guerrilla Gigs for 2012, Boy & Bear nearly filled out the square in front of Manly Wharf. Such was the demand to see the multi-ARIA award winning group, there was already an attentive crowd sitting and waiting half an hour before the event was due to start.
As Big Day Out and its many official sideshows wrapped up in Sydney (there are still a few more special appearances to be made... such as Das Racist at the Rdio launch on Saturday), it's now time to officially welcome the sideshows of the 2012 Laneway Festival, with Active Child ringing in the period with a spellbinding show at the Oxford Art Factory on Sunday night.
Larry Heath catches up with Andrew Kitchen of Melbourne-based rockers Antiskeptic during the lead up to their Back In The Game Tour.
There was a thing at this gig that became curiously weird; Battles, a mainly instrumental band using new styles of music composition were playing in a venue with old concrete walls. Walking into particular areas of The Forum and then smelling an odour of dampness was peculiar for a place that looked hugely grandiose from the outside (although I’ve been in venues that have smelt worse). If it was a person, The Forum would be with growing old with dignity as rather than getting painful facelifts to retain its youth.
The event calendar continues to get well truly filled! Here are some announcements and dates for events in February.
American Metalcore acts August Burns Red and Blessthefall have announced their tour of Australia. Supported by special guests Northlane the gigs are scheduled to take place in April and promise to be Epic. Both American Metal acts are famous for producing explosive live shows and their Australian tour should be no different. Tickets go on sale Friday Feb 10th.
WEDNESDAY 18 APRIL - THE HI-FI, BRISBANE (18+)
The Cairos are hitting the road again to celebrate the release of their new single “We All Buy Stars”. The latest release from the band proves how popular this band is with the single quickly becoming one of the most requested songs on Triple J. After sharing the stage with some of Australia's biggest acts and slots at the Big Day Out the band is ready for their first headline tour in sometime.