Tours are getting bigger and better this week, with Cradle of Filth announcing their support acts and a band comp to be their opening act, San Cisco adding even more to their Australian tour, Dig It Up is getting bigger and Obituary are doing exclusive shows in Melbourne and Sydney.
Cradle of Filth announce competition to find opening bands!
It’s all happening at The Gov in this week’s announcements, with The Drones, The Superjesus, Kaki King, San Cisco, The Reverend Horton Heat and Soilwork all announcing shows there. While Cable Beach Amphitheatre gets the chills from Icehouse and the Rosemount Hotel gets a visit from some reformed 80s icons.
While they were at The Aussie BBQ at SXSW 2013 on Saturday, we caught up with Jordi and Scarlett of Perth quartet San Cisco, who talk about what's been happening in the USA, SXSW, missing home, their JUST ANNOUNCED Australian tour and much more!
From March 12-17, the city of Austin, Texas will be throwing open its doors to tens of thousands of music fans, industry officials and musicians for the annual SXSW music festival and conference. Amongst that number are over thirty Australian artists. Over the course of the next couple of weeks we'll be profiling these artists, offering a brief introduction to what they’re about and what they have to offer.
Coming in at #48 on Triple J's Hottest 100, this video clip is the perfect follow up for the success San Cisco has had with 'Fred Astaire'.
Another year, another Southbound Festival and despite predictions of the opposite, attendance was up on last year, with the vast majority of the attendees opting to camp on site for the weekends festivities. Though this years line-up may not have been at its most buzz-worthy, it was still a fine collection of acts over the two days, with just enough variety to keep everybody happy.
Day two of the Falls Festival and all the action is on the Valley Stage. The weather is warm and the crowd is primed for fun. Our photographer John Goodridge was in amongst it all and brings these photos...
Pictured: Tim Rogers.
Homebake 2012 was one of the most pleasant and courteous festival experiences I have ever had. Strange to describe it as courteous, sure, but crowd atmosphere is a big thing for me and this 'Global Edition' of Homebake held exactly that for its punters. Perhaps because the smaller turnout meant more grass area (suits me) or that the crowd seemed older... either way, the 'Global' aspect was definitely upheld by the fact that every single world cuisine was available, as well as of course the fact that from-the-other-side-of-the-globe Blondie was headlining; much of the assumed reason for an older crowd.
San Cisco illuminated The Gov with infectious indie-pop on Thursday night for their Wild Things tour, supported by synth-poppers The Belligerents and blues-rock band The Preatures.
In the column this week, it's all about ARIA's and opportunities. You can get yourself to another award show over in the states, with a chance to perform at the Grammy's, AMRAP also fights to survive so that it can continue to distribute music to community radio, and Allens Billy Hyde are saved.
San Cisco has arrived! The self-titled debut album from Fremantle four-piece San Cisco is as catchy as you’d expect, and it delivers what nothing in Australian music has done quite so well since fellow West Australians Turnstyle hit us with their debut album 13 years ago; intelligent, catchy alt-pop performed with courage and joy.