The Thebarton Theatre saw a mix between the young and the old as everyone gathered together to witness what would turn out to be one of the best concerts I’ve ever been to.
The biggest showcase of Australian music in the UK that is, of course, the Aussie BBQ, will be returning to Cargo for another 12 massive hours of music and food this month! May 12 will see the London venue host and showcase the best international Australian music in a quintessentially British setting.
Presented by Sounds Australia, in its fifth year in 2013, the Aussie BBQ will be featuring the amazing talents of these artists:
Deep Sea Arcade
In less than a month, the city of Austin, Texas will be throwing open its doors to tens of thousands of music fans, industry officials and musicians for the annual SXSW music festival and conference. Amongst that number are over thirty Australian artists. Over the course of the next couple of weeks we'll be profiling these artists, offering a brief introduction to what they’re about and what they have to offer.
This time last year we divulged our top twelve Australian artists and top five international artists to watch over the following twelve months. So we figured now was as good a time as any to have a look back and see how they all fared...
Maximo Park return to Australian shores with their high energy show at the HiFi Bar in Sydney, showcasing songs from all their albums including their latest release The National Health.
SXSW has announced its next waves of invited acts to perform at the 2013 conference, the festival's 27th edition. Taking place in Austin, Texas from March 12-17, the second batch of bands brings the total to a massive 800 announced artists. The list is still yet to be completed, but below are the Australian boys and girls who are set to do their thing at SXSW next year!
THE CAMBODIAN SPACE PROJECT
In this issue: The Espy and The Corner Hotel are holding host to a number of awesome gigs including Maximo Park, Children Collide, The Datsuns and Mantra. Whilst The Gov shows some love in support of Movember, a special edition pink 7" album is released and more!
Handsome Tour Announcement: Maximo Park announce Australian headline shows!
January 2013 Australian tour dates announced
Handsome Tours are pleased to announce an Australian tour for Maximo Park this January. Previously announced as part of the Falls and Southbound Festivals, the band will also headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne. Tickets are on sale now.
It’s an excellent night for some live tunes and what luck, my town’s own City Riots are launching their new single, “Wait For You” up at Rocket Bar on Hindley Street. At the moment, the temperature’s beginning to warm up and there’s a general festive vibe floating about the place – it’s like, with a simple hint of warm weather, the layers of winter clothing come off everyone, even if there’s still a chill in the air up on the rooftop bar.
Having just finished a national tour with Loon Lake Sydney group Glass Towers are venturing out again for their own headlining tour in September and October. Along for the ride will be the new single, ‘Tonight’ off their forthcoming EP ‘Collarbone’ also due out in September through HUB label (Dappled Cities, Winter People). Busy boys indeed; catch them around the country soon.
Loon Lake bring their infectious sound to the Northcote Social Club. Michael Christian was there taking photos.
It has no doubt been a huge year for Loon Lake, having supported Bluejuice and Kaiser Chiefs only a few months ago and appearing at a handful of music festivals, the 5 piece indie band have somehow found time to embark on their own headlining tour for their deliciously brand spankin new EP “Thirty Three”.
Newcastle was the place to be on Saturday night as Loon Lake took the stage of The Cambridge Hotel. The enthusiasm and jovialness of supporting acts Cub Scouts' and Glass Towers' spread through the crowd like the common cold. Only this resulted in sneezing chocolate covered coffee beans instead of mucus...
To celebrate the release of "Wait For You", Adelaide four piece City Riots will be taking it around the country! "Wait For You" sees the band explore some new sounds, delving into some dreamy textures that they've previously hinted at, whilst still maintaining the awesome guitar elements they've made their own.
After hearing that tonight’s show had sold out, I was stoked! There’s something special about going to a sold out gig... you feel like you’re one of the lucky ones. A sold out gig in Adelaide, well done boys!