This week sees the announcement of new albums from a huge range of acts. From the well known, highly regarded The National and James Blake, to debut’s from lesser-known locals. Not forgetting the surprising debut release from 80’s film star Molly Ringwald and the highly anticipated debut’s of Major Lazer and Charli XCX. This week has it all, plus much much more!
In this issue: Shady Lane announces month long residency during February, Lowrider national tour, Blackchords 2nd single launch and more!
Shady Lane announces February residency at OAF
After relocating to New York City shortly after the release of his bands critically acclaimed debut album, Craig Dermody of Scott & Charlene's Wedding (named after that neighbours episode) has resurfaced from self imposed exile with a bunch of new recordings and a planned tour.
In anticipation of their performance at Sugar Mountain Festival, we catch up with Melbourne's Absolute Boys.
Flying Nun, New Zealand's top indie label celebrated 30 years with a show in Melbourne. Bands played tight 20 minute sets that consisted of two originals and three covers from the Flying Nun stable. Michael Christian took photos from the night, featuring Love of Diagrams (pictured), Sand Pebbles, Darren Hanlon and many more.
The hipsters were out in force at The Northcote on Friday, braving the cold in their op-shop finest, eagerly awaiting the appearance of Oscar Slorach-Thorn and Martin King. Warming the stage were local trio Absolute Boys who stole the show with an engaging, intense performance.