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GOLD FIELDS

Live Review: Gold Fields + KLP + Problems - Jive, Adelaide (26.06.15)

It's been a while since I've seen Gold Fields perform. Aside from a late night set at BIGSOUND last year where they suffered from the bullshit noise restrictions limiting the quality of the actual show, the last time the Ballarat band was in Adelaide they were touring debut album Black Sun to a pumping Jive. Friday night saw them return with KLP as part of their current joint Australian tour and it was great to see them back.

the AU Weekend Gig Guide: June 26th - June 28th.

Already Friday tomorrow! We're heading to a diverse range of live shows around the country this weekend, from country folk royalty in Sydney, through to some brilliant electronic tunes down the east coast, there's definitely something for everyone going down. Check out our gig guide for our tips this weekend!

Co-headline Australian tour by Gold Fields & KLP kicking off this June & July!

Let's take it back to Brisbane, September last year. While members of the music industry are strewn through the Valley as the first night of BIGSOUND showcases take off, it's hard to pick who to see. There are established artists, up and coming fresh faces and bands who'd been out of the spotlight for a little while, all merging together and taking to stages half of us have never spent much time in, if any. It's a task, as I remember it, but in KLP and Gold Fields were two acts I knew I had to see at some stage. LONG STORY SHORT, they were two highlights of mine and I'm stoked to see that both are joining forces for a co-headline national tour kicking off next month!

Groovin' The Moo announces local bands for national tour including Timberwolf, Tired Lion and more!

Groovin' The Moo just got a whole lot bigger with the addition of a number of local names to each leg of the national tour. The festival kicks off over ANZAC Day weekend in Oakbank, the SA leg being introduced to the wider bill for the first time in 2014. Check out the additions to each date of the Groovin' The Moo tour below and grab your tickets while they still last!

Single Stream: Gold Fields “Hold Me” (2014)

As seen over the last 12 months, Gold Fields sure can slay a remix or two but at last they are back with an original release, and we could not be happier. Whilst “Hold Me” has less of a tribal feel that was so distinct in their 2013 debut album Black Sun, we are fully digging this new fusion of house electronica with their signature dreamy synths and of course, the smooooth vocals of Mark Robert Fuller.

Editor's Picks: The Best Music of Bigsound 2014 - Sose Fuamoli picks her five favourite performances from Brisbane

Now that the chaotic bubble that is BIGSOUND has been popped and the hundreds of delegates and musicians have gone home, bonded in varying levels of the same sense of exhaustion and hangovers, we take a look at which performances stood out the most. Larry brought you his Top 5 picks and below are just some of the artists who I managed to see totally owning it at the music love in that was Wednesday and Thursday night in the Valley.

Festival Review: BIGSOUND Live - Night Two, Part One ft. Safia + Gold Fields + Deep Sea Arcade + More... (11.09.14)

Night Two of BIGSOUND Live for me was a little more unplanned than Night One, allowing me to come across some unexpected talent along the way. As with any day at a festival like this, however, with all the amazing highs there were also, unfortunately, some lows. But we may have the fun police to blame for that... read on!

BIGSOUND announces line up for JBL Live Stage

Those heading up to Australia's biggest and best music conference, BIGSOUND in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley, are in for one of the year's best all-Australian line ups in the celebratory atmosphere of the BIGSOUND Village. One of the several stages that is set to curate two days of discerning home-grown music is the JBL Live Stage which will pop-up in the village for September 10 and 11.

Single Stream: Zella Day - "Sweet Ophelia" (Gold Fields Remix) (2014)

It may be getting colder around the country as we head into winter hibernation, but this track is bound to keep you warm and looking forward to summer. Ballarat's own Gold Fields have been garnering recent positive attention for their remixes of tunes by the likes of Empire of the Sun, Chela, Tinashe and more and to add to the pile of impressive flips, they present their latest remix - "Sweet Ophelia", by Arizona singer Zella Day.

Gig Announcements - Melbourne and Victoria - January 14th

In this issue: I, A Man release new single, Hottest 100 Party at The Espy, Dan Brodie 'Deep, Deep Love' launch, Diana Krall in concert with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Palace Of The King ‘Moon & Mountain’ release, Banco De Gaia returns to Australia, JR Reyne live at The Vic, Joe Creighton presents new show JC & The Po’ Boys

I, A Man announce new single ‘In Time’

the AU interview: Ryan D'Sylva of Gold Fields (Ballarat)

Gold Fields are going to be spending their New Year's Eve with thousands of others in Sydney because, why the eff not? Performing alongside some great acts at NYE on the Harbour, one of the many events hitting Sydney for the night, the Ballarat lads will be winding up what has been a massive year of touring and promoting their debut album Black Sun both overseas and in Australia, with a cheeky set harbourside. I caught up with Ryan D'Sylva ahead of the band's recent gig at Federation Square to see how things were with the band since they'd returned from America and how they're anticipating the end of the year.

Gig Announcements: Sydney and NSW - 31st October 2013

In this issue: Milan signs to New World Artists & celebrates with shows, Marsala returns to the Camelot Lounge, Darth Vegas play special Halloween Spooktacular, Myles Mayo launches album, Gold Fields announce Kit & Kaboodle show, Simon Meli & The Widowbirds play final Sydney show of 2013, The Guppies to headline 'Garage Syndicate Vol. 3', Sounds Like Sunset launch first single in eight years, Pretty City for Sydney show; The Spoils announce their return to Sydney, Adrift for Days release album Come Midnight… on vinyl and celebrate with shows, The Never Ever announce Christmas dates, Ivy announce New Years party line-up and Homeboy Sandman announces debut Sydney show.

NYE "On the Harbour" 2013 announce line up.

New Years Eve "On the Harbour" 2013 will again be Sydney's hottest NYE ticket in town featuring the likes of Art vs. Science, Alison Wonderland, Van She, Gold Fields, Bag Raiders and more. Art vs. Science will be returning for their first headline show in over a year, along with Sydney producer/DJ Alison Wonderland on the back of her sold out national tour and Gold Fields returning from their third US tour. With more acts to be announced at the end of the year, get your tickets early as this is set to be the best New Years yet!

Live Review: Jinja Safari + Cub Sport - Karova Lounge, Ballarat (28.09.13)

Being the evening of the AFL Grand Final, it was a bit unpredictable as to whether many would venture out into the Ballarat nightlife or more specifically to Karova Lounge for some live music. This time last year was a huge night but mainly due to the homecoming of local favourites Gold Fields, so I was quite curious as to whether tonight would have a similar result with Jinja Safari in town for their Bays of Fire tour.

Fat As Butter drop first artist announcement; Gym Class Heroes, Matt Corby and more to appear in Newcastle.

The first artist announcement for the 2013 Fat As Butter festival has been revealed this morning, with some tasty, tasty international and Australian artists set to perform down on the Newcastle foreshore in October. With tickets for the festival becoming available from July 25th, punters can expect to see the following artists, plus more to be announced, at Fat As Butter this year...