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Super Best Friends, Pat Chow and more set to join The Peep Tempel's Australian tour next month!

The Peep Tempel are gearing up for one hell of a tour next month and just with their name alone on the bill, crowds know they're in for a kickass time. Things got a whole lot more exciting recently however, with the Melbourne band confirming just some of the special guests set to fill out the gig bill in each state. Showcasing some of the country's best up and coming rock acts, The Peep Tempel have made this 'Gettin' On By' tour one that is as much about celebrating some great music being made by local outfits, as it is about getting their latest out to more and more fans. Which on its own, is never a bad thing, of course. This news just makes for a great bonus.

Tape/Off announce east coast tour for new album 'Chipper'!

Brisbane's Tape/Off are taking their new record Chipper on the road down the east coast in June! The foursome, described as the 'gentlemen of rock', have been long time favourites on the local scene and Chipper reflects their talent, musicianship and accessibility as all round good dudes. The record will be released on vinyl and digital formats on June 6th through Sonic Masala - be sure to get your hands on a copy!

New Music Video: Tape/Off "Pedestal Fan" (2014)

Brisbane group Tape/Off - favourites of us here on the AU - have just released their new music video "Pedestal Fan", which sees the four piece performing the track in the back of their van as it drives erratically around the streets of Brisbane. It's probably not legal, but boy does it make a fun clip. And list out for a jazz trumpet freak-out from Pale Earth's Ben Thompson. Killer.

13 Australian Bands to watch in 2013... and 5 from overseas...

At this time of year, a lot of people tend to look back at things that happened through the year. In this little review though we lookforward and look at a bunch of Australian bands (and a few from overseas) that are due for some exciting things in the new year.

Photo Gallery: Tape/Off + Royal Blood + Cannon + Skinny Jean - The Zoo (23.06.12)

Tape/Off played a raucous show in Brisbane, with support from proto-indie-popsters Skinny Jean (appearing under the pseudonym Queen Slander), the garage punk rock stylings of Cannon and the barrage of blues-rock from Royal Blood.

Photo Gallery: 4ZZZ Rock To Transmit featuring Velociraptor and Dune Rats - The Primitive Room, Brisbane (18.02.12)

Brisbane community radio station 4ZZZ need your help to buy a new transmitter; so they enlisted some of the best local talent Brisbane has to offer for a raucous night at the Spring Hill Hotel's Primitive Room.

You can find further details for donating at the 4ZZZ website.