Over the past 10 years, FBi Radio has been the launchpad for many burgeoning Sydney artists and has continued to foster a creative and supportive networks for the artistic community. The station is proud to announce a series of fundraisers called 'All Our Friends', a run of gigs which are set to celebrate a decade on air.
Laura Imbruglia will be launching her third album What a Treat officially with a brand new tour set to kick off next month! After taking the appetising singles "Why'd You Have to Kiss Me So Hard?" and "Awoooh!" out on the live circuit to positive acclaim earlier in the year, Imbruglia is ready to unleash the full force of her musical chameleon nature on to unsuspecting (and perhaps suspecting) Australian crowds around the nation.
Finally after a five year hiatus, Jens Lekman is back with a new album and a new live show.
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
One woman band Melodie Nelson (Sydney musician Lia Tsamoglou) will perform in Sydney and Melbourne to launch her debut album ‘To The Dollhouse’. The album will be released on Friday 2 November. You can watch the video for first single ‘Martha’ now.
Friday 16 November – The Raval, Sydney
Friday 23 November – The Grace Darling, Melbourne
Joe McKee will be heading around the country with his gorgoeus solo record, Burning Boy, next month, performing alongside some awesome local talent! The record is out now and shows somewhat of a bold shift for McKee, replacing pulsing rhythms with breathy baritone led soundscapes. McKee will be performing in some beautiful and unique venues on this album launch tour, be sure to get tickets to witness him bring these songs to life!
Pictured: School Of Seven Bells
If you were wondering why our previous installment of 'Most Anticipated Album Releases of 2012' didn't feature any local acts... there was a reason for that. We have debated, deliberated and pulled many strands of hair in wishing that more could be included in the list. However, the following native heroes made the cut... in no particular order:
Unfortunately we missed the always phenomenal Steve Smyth, but luckily Melodie Nelson was still playing as we arrived at the Vanguard. Melodie is a phenomenal talent whose debut album Meditations On The Sun is a favourite here at the AU. Playing many tracks of the record, Melodie impressed with a tight set. I highly recommend checking her out.
If you thought our bumper birthday line up was already massive, well think again! We are very excited to announce some new recruits to the party. Joining the bill for Saturday October 1st will be:
As the night started off with a devilish Oporto ‘Feisty’ burger and ended with angelic Feist-like vocals, somehow in a parallel universe the evening also transitioned like a time machine in reverse, with supporting act Swimwear delivering synth-tastic sounds from the '80s, and featuring act Melodie Nelson sending us back to the swinging '60s.
As soon as I arrived at Manning Bar with an overwhelming rush of anxiety and anticipation for what was to be the Sydney venue for their first Australian Tour, I knew things would be different after coming to the realisation that Pinback vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Rob Crow, was in fact the one selling merchandise before the show, not to mention stepping into the room to find no barriers separating the crowd from the stage.
Celebrating the release of single "Cold Feet", Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders played their upcoming album Hurtsville in its entirety at Goodgod Small Club on Friday night, to promote its impending release after three years of waiting. The freezing weather and seemingly underground confines of Goodgod were perfectly apt for an album filled with atmospheric tones, and as a fan of Jack Ladder's previous releases I had high expectations.