Brisbane was the second stop for management and events company Hand Games’ first Birthday ‘mini-tour.’ The night featured Teen Sensations, Charles Murdoch, MC Gaff E, Bloods and Fishing. Such an eclectic collection of musicians made for a really diverse yet thoroughly entertaining celebration of everything Hand Games has achieved over the past 12 months. The night suffered from a rather light attendance rate, however the bands managed to adapt to this reasonably well and undoubtedly earned a few extra fans by the end of the party.
Hand Games have had a pretty epic year; the last 12 months have been full of parties, management, bookings and mixtapes and what better way to say 'happy birthday', than to through a celebratory mini-tour? The Hand Games mixtapes have clocked up a huge 14,500 hits in seven months and have seen the company work with over 75 Australian producers, an impressive feat by any standards. Join in on the party times if you're in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne this April!
Taking over three harbourside venues, featuring four stages and playing host to a plethora of international and national artists is the first ever Harbourfest on the King Street Wharf this Easter Sunday. On the 31st of March Cargo Bar, Bungalow 8 and theloft will host the likes of Tonite Only and The Aston Shuffle Djs along with plenty other artists.
In this issue: Pennywise 25th anniversary tour, Dave Hause to support Gaslight Anthem, Presidents of the United States say hi, Purity Ring supports announced, Frenzal Rhomb withdraw from tour and extra dates for Birdy!
Pennywise to tour in April!
Thursday night’s offering at Metro Theatre was somewhat of a showcase of electronic music’s broad spectrum. Launching the evening was Sydney duo Fishing with their brand of bouncy, melodious electronic music. It was a fitting introduction to the night, with their music infectious on the ear and compelling on the body.
In this issue: Shihad announced as Black Sabbath’s support, The Presets add extra shows, sold out national gigs, Blink 182 announce their supports and loads more.
Barry Gibb Announces Sydney’s Audio Vixen as special guests on his Australian ‘Mythology’ tour
Big Day Out fans were given something to get excited about when the festival released timetables, local band line ups and more for the 2013 installment! Along with this announcement, the Big Day Out is also thrilled to announce that the Lilypad will be making its return, and there will also be a brand new stage at all festival stops - the Red Stage.
Check out the additions to each leg of the Big Day Out below!
The inaugural OutsideIn Festival was as much an enjoyable music festival as it was a successful foray into the largely untapped Australian alternative electronic music scene. With no glaringly obvious headline acts, the day was marked by a considerable depth of talent; spanning from commencement until the early hours of Saturday morning.
Sydney's Fishing have released a film clip to accompany their single, "Choy Lin"! We here at The AU think it's pretty eclectic, and all over pretty awesome - definitely not your run-of-the-mill music video! The animation is as sweeping as the music and has a great little sense of adventure, with the music providing a cool soundtrack.
We want your thoughts on "Choy Lin"! Check the video out and let us know!
The second wave of announcements for the OutsideIn Festival, held at The Factory Theatre in Marrickville, has been released! Joining the stellar cast of international and homegrown artists includes the following acts:
BON CHAT, BON RAT
Fishing are back with their new single, "Choy Lin". Taken from a 7" vinyl, due for release in October, "Choy Lin" is another great example of the deep and catchy beats and rhythms Fishing have been known for creating. The duo will be out on tour with Deep Sea Arcade soon, so why not get acquainted now if you haven't yet and give this track a play?
Let us know what you think!
This week in the column: Universal and EMI to finally get their dealing ways sorted out?, jobs available at the Big Day Out, and the debut of The Yellow Lounge.
Another great evening by FBI Social with a kick-ass line-up. God they’re good at that aren’t they? Also top of the list in being good at ‘that’ were The Khanz, Fishing, Sures and surprise headliners Dappled Cities!
In this issue: Huchi Muchi take over the World Bar in Sydney with Gung Ho to headline, Dappled Cities take Lake Air to Melbourne, Northlane put on special farewell show in Sydney, plus much more!
HUCHI MUCHI TAKING OVER SYDNEY’S WORLD BAR
Snakadaktal on their Dance Bear Tour with guests Sures & Fishing played the Metro Theatre. Photos by Pete Dovgan.