Adelaide's Messrs rounded out 2012 in quite the massive way, their debut EP Welcome to Nowhere storming the iTunes Album Chart and a sold out national tour following soon after in November. Now, the band are ready to get back out on the road through April, May and June in support of their new single "Running Wild". The eight-date tour around Australia is set to be supported by some awesome local talent, making this a tour you won't want to miss.
Tully On Tully's collaboration with the talented Hayden Calnin, "Stay", is a song written by lovers for the lovers. With a single launch tour continuing through until June, Tully On Tully will be sharing the stage with some of the country's best up and coming talent. From their beginnings in 2011, Tully On Tully have been solidly impressing crowds all over the place as well as the industry folk who've been lauding their sound.
Check them out at the following venues!
O’Week at any university is the same, I imagine; if you’re a first year, you’ve got a few days to wander your new campus, load up on all the freebies because, God knows you’ve blown all your money on textbooks you won’t end up using and in most cases, venture to your uni’s bar for the first time. If you’re a well-learned uni student, O’Week generally spells out drunkenness, as you take full advantage of the O’Week BBQs and outdoor bars, free showbags and have a laugh from your usual seats in said Uni bar as you watch the starry-eyed freshers be put through their paces. All in all, it’s a good time. Adelaide Uni in particular, has been known for its raucous O’Week frivolities and their end of week concerts, which have in past years, played host to some of the country’s best touring bands.
Adelaide band Messrs have a new clip out for their track, "Desert". Directed and produced as part of the Clip It! initiative, "Desert" was made by local Nima Nabili Rad.
It's pretty cool to have live music on your university campus; it makes O'Weeks and nights spent drinking on even more worthwhile. Good news, students (and non-students), Last Dinosaurs will be coming to your campus or one pretty close by, on 'The First Degree' tour!
Sure, school may be back in session now, but the kids of Brisbane have cause to celebrate because there's going to be a kickass under 18's only music festival to look forward to! The Live It Up Festival, to be held at the RNA Showgrounds in April, is the first major Brisbane festival made to target the under 18 demographic and will feature the talents of:
The Amity Affliction
The Getaway Plan
Local boys Messrs are one of the great bunch of local artists scheduled to take to the Adelaide Big Day Out Red Stage over the course of today. Before they performed in the afternoon and once Josh Moore made his way through the throng of girls clamouring for a photo, I managed to get the band's frontman and bassist Craig Lock*, in the media lounge for a chat.
Strategic ankle boots for extra height. Check. Tall friend to take photos if strategic ankle boots fail. Check. Best friend’s birthday card for Josh Moore to sign. Check. Fair to say I was in game mode on Saturday night as my friend and I made our way to the Grace Darling Hotel to catch Adelaide outfit Messrs, for the launch of their new EP Welcome to Nowhere.
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!
play/ pause / play is an Adelaide music blog and podcast committed to exposing and showcasing some of the finest bands this city has to offer. The sites director and straight up bo$$, Luke Penman has put together an interesting and eclectic all-Adelaide compilation, “Best of Adelaide 2012.” The album features a whole range of genres and bands that are hot in Adelaide at the moment. Some you may not have been exposed to and other more popular local bands; (Sincerley, Grizzly, The Salvadors, The Honey Pies.)
Adelaide band Messrs will be hitting up Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and of course, their hometown in November and December when they head out on their "Welcome To Nowhere" Tour. Having laid low for the last few months while their frontman Josh Moore participated in the current season of Big Brother, Messrs now have their boy back and are keen to get back out on the road and play some live gigs.
The South Australian music industry will gather at one of the city's most popular venues this November for the Fowler's Live Music Awards for 2012. Aiming to celebrate the diversity of live music produced in SA, the 21 Industry Awards recognise success and achievement over the past year, as judged by Fowler's Live owner and operator, Peter Darwin and a group of music industry professionals.
Highlighting the talent Adelaide has got growing and living in the city at the moment, the Echo Festival will be hitting up the Adelaide Hills in October. The Echo Festival, the Hill's answer to a regional music festival will be held at the Mt Barker Showgrounds and aims to encompass the feel of a big, national festival with all the intimacies of a local gig.