If you accidentally ended up at one of the many mainstream events that were on this past weekend, and are looking to reclaim some indie cred, read on. Sydney’s first Stamping Grounds Festival was held on Sunday at Manning Bar, featuring 20 of the freshest bands we’ve got, with something for everybody. Really, I stayed the whole 11 hours and watched every band, so I can guarantee it.
Having just released their second record, Summertime Heavy, Sugar Army are now preparing to take the album out on the road! The national album tour will see the band hit up capital cities throughout October, taking Perth rockers Emperors along for the ride. Having completed their own run of headline shows themselves, Emperors are another Australian act blazing to the top with a smashing live reptuation and killer music.
Skarlett Saramore of Fait Accompli caught up with Jason to talk about their new EP Spies, her musical inspirations and what we can expect next from the band.
In this issue: Owen Campbell & Musted Courage Melbourne show, Fait Accompli EP + Sydney Launch, Sunn O)) & Pelican Aus Tour + more...
The Playground Weekender people sure are a friendly bunch of fellows, following the cancellation of the event due to flooding fears, the promoters have announced a stack of alternative venues across Sydney will now host the high profile international and local artists free of charge for ticketholders.
One of Sydney's most recognisable venues, the Annandale Hotel is more than just a music venue; it's an institution. It is known Australia wide as a stepping stone for young bands and artists to pursue their dreams of rock and roll fame and now it is time to give back to a place that has given the Australian music scene so much.