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the AU Weekend Gig Guide: August 14th - 16th.

The weekend is here once more and there is a great diverse range of artists lined up to hit venues near you, ready to showcase their best and latest tunes. Check out the following shows the AU is particularly keen to check out and get behind these talented artists!

King Parrot on the road again this August & September for the 'Regional Rampage Tour'!

Photo: Kane Hibberd

These guys have just finished a successful national tour that took their room-shaking tunes to sold out venues around the capital cities. But, while King Parrot may be leaving their Australian fans to recover from the antics the Dead Set album tour brought with it (they're heading to North America), the guys will be back on the road as soon as they land back at home in a few months! Eyeing up the regional areas as well as east coast capitals through August and September this time round, King Parrot fans will be able to check in with their fave metal band on the 'Regional Rampage Tour'.

the AU Weekend Gig Guide: May 29th - May 31st.

There are plenty of festivals and live music events happening this weekend, notably VIVID in Sydney, where there's such a number of eclectic and talented musicians converging on the Harbour City for some truly stand out events. While it's obviously going to be a huge drawcard for Sydneysiders, we take a look at some other shows we're looking forward to around the joint this weekend!

Photo Gallery: King Parrot + High Tension - Fowlers Live, Adelaide (15.05.15)

Melbourne metal lords King Parrot celebrated the release of their new album Dead Set by playing a blistering show in Adelaide on Friday night, accompanied by Victorian comrades High Tension. Lauren Connelly went and checked out the riffs.

the AU Weekend Gig Guide: May 15th - May 17th.

Another week down, another weekend upon us. Check out our gig guide through here to find out where some of our team can be found snapping shots, jotting down words and generally enjoying some killer live music. If you've got a spare few hours tomorrow or Saturday night, check out some bands!

Album News Weekly: 13th May 2015

In This Issue: This week sees a massive bunch of original releases hitting the shelves with the pop punk category filling up fast. Also check out releases from feel good vibe kings Hot Chip to the debut from Shamir!

Music Video of the Day: King Parrot "Home is Where the Gutter is" (2015)

Let's be real, King Parrot aren't a band to hold punches. The music video for latest track "Home is Where the Gutter is" definitely falls in line with this ethos. Known now for creating music and videos that are well and truly gnarly and out there, King Parrot have gone and created something, well, special, for this single. And we love it.

Tour Diary: Toddy from King Parrot hits the USA from California to Seattle and Salt Lake (March/April 2015 - Part Two)

San Diego, California is a beautiful place! A laid back kinda vibe, nice beaches and friendly folk. This was our first show in a string of dates through this beautiful state! Tonight’s venue is called The Casbah, so it was pretty cool to literally ‘rock the Casbah’ just one time in our musical careers, even if it’s not the actual Casbah! The venue was right opposite the San Diego airport, so we had quite the showing of landing planes right above our heads if we stepped out the front door.

Tour Diary: Toddy from King Parrot (Melbourne) hits the USA from New Orleans to SXSW and Scottsdale, Arizona (March/April 2015 - Part One)

To set the scene here, we’d just arrived on American soil at JFK airport, New York from Frankfurt, Germany after our first European tour as King Parrot. A couple of us have toured Europe before with other bands, but this was our first run as KP. We did a 10 show run across 7 countries with Weedeater. It was a great way to test the waters for us as well as get acquainted with our touring buddies in Weedeater before both bands set out for a month of dates across the USA. In this first pic, the lads are just lounging about in the airport lounge during our layover before flying down to New Orleans, Louisiana.

Photo Gallery and Live Review: King Parrot + Ne Obliviscaris + The Bennies - Soundwave Festival, Brisbane (01.03.15)

With Soundwave Festival commandeering one of the most loyal fan bases to a festival in Australia, it's always a slight disappointment to see the focus on overseas acts rather than some of the rising stars of the local heavy scene - thankfully, the 2015 season has addressed this, bringing Melbourne grinders King Parrot, Smith Street Band fellows and 420-friendly jamsters The Bennies and the avant-garde take on black metal of Ne Obliviscaris.

Photo Gallery and Live Review: Soundwave Festival (Day 2) - RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane (01.03.15)

Deadlines and multi-day festivals do not mix. Day 2 of Soundwave should really feel like a slog, but after getting into the grounds and witnessing the onslaught of King Parrot, you can't help but feel reinvigorated. Check out them and the other antipodean offerings for this years edition of the festival in the featured photo gallery/review "The Locals".

The Smashing Pumpkins, Millencolin, Steel Panther and more added to Soundwave Festival 2015 line up!

More names have been added to the huge Soundwave Festival tour for 2015, with the organisers revealing the likes of The Smashing Pumpkins and Millencolin to be joining the class of 2015, featuring Soundgarden, Marilyn Manson, Judas Priest and more!

Carcass announce Australian tour this June!

British melodic death metal legends Carcass have announced an Australian tour for June 2014. They'll be playing songs from their latest release Surgical Steel in their four-date continent-spanning tour. This is a highly anticipated tour, so make sure you get your tickets before they disappear!

Tour Updates: Future Islands, Hands Like Houses, Dune Rats, Carcass, Joelistics and more!

In this issue: Future Islands sideshows sell out, Hands Like Houses announce Adelaide venue change, Dune Rats announce national supports, Carcass announce support acts, Joelistics announce Brisbane venue change, Airling announced as support act for James Vincent McMorrow, New War announced as Liars Melbourne support, Things Of Stone & Wood sell out Melbourne show, add another, Gareth Emery Melbourne and Sydney shows sell out!