Thursday night’s offering at Metro Theatre was somewhat of a showcase of electronic music’s broad spectrum. Launching the evening was Sydney duo Fishing with their brand of bouncy, melodious electronic music. It was a fitting introduction to the night, with their music infectious on the ear and compelling on the body.
Yeasayer played Metro Theatre as warm up for Laneway, supported by Oliver Tank. Photography by Pete Dovgan.
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
The unprecedented ARIA week has piqued the interest of the music industry and fans alike, serving as a week-long celebration of Australian music leading up to the award night itself. Monday night saw the Upstairs Beresford play host to the FasterLouder showcase, one of a number of industry showcases.
The inaugural OutsideIn Festival was as much an enjoyable music festival as it was a successful foray into the largely untapped Australian alternative electronic music scene. With no glaringly obvious headline acts, the day was marked by a considerable depth of talent; spanning from commencement until the early hours of Saturday morning.
As a fan of both Oliver Tank and Rainbow Chan, I was pleased to hear they were to release a collaborative EP as a product of their time away together in Iceland for FBi’s Northern Lights competition. As solo artists, they have each spent the last year or two defining and refining their respective sounds, and upon listening to Northern Lights, their contrasting styles are immediately obvious and distinguishable. Comprising three original tracks and six remixes, it is a rather peculiar offering, as it almost seems as if precedence is placed behind the remixes.
The nominations for the 2012 Jagermeister Independent Music Awards have been announced, with Chet Faker leading the pack with five nominantions! The Jagermeister Independent Music Awards is returning for its seventh year in 2012, acknowledging Australia's brightest emerging artists alongside established and well-respected performers. Check out the full list of nominations below!
2012 JAGERMEISTER INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES
The OutsideIn Festival, presented by the folk at Yes Please and Astral People, is the newest festival to be held in Sydney. Taking place at The Factory Theatre in November, the festival is the embodiment of a world-class event, bringing together awesome weather, food, drinks, company and music.
The first announcement has been revealed, with the following artists scheduled to be appearing over the festival's three stages:
Jesse Boykins III
Between cancelled shows and contentious performances Lana Del Rey’s buzz has remained consistently high since the moment ‘Video Games’ was released and has placed her as one of the most bankable acts at this year’s Splendour In The Grass. As a sideshow to her Byron Bay appearance, Lana Del Rey took over the Enmore Theatre for the second night in a row.
Infamous, mysterious, awkward, beautiful, fraudulent, talented - these are words used frequently to describe Lana Del Rey.
After a foray into the UK, Sydney’s Oliver Tank returned home to cast some of the magic that is garnering him plenty of attention in the Northern Hemisphere. The sold out Oxford Art Factory was a clear sign of the growing interest at home in the young artist.
Fresh of the stage at The Great Escape in Brighton, Larry Heath catches up with Sydney it-kid Oliver Tank to talk about his music, Iceland, the shows in the UK and much more...
Here's the first part of our look back at the Aussie BBQ which happened at Cargo Bar in London last month. Johnny brings us the photos and Larry supplies a few words to set the ball rolling...
Pictured: Emma Louise.