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THE BENNIES

The Bennies announce extensive Australian tour 
this summer

Melbourne’s The Bennies are set to embark on an extensive summer tour. The four-piece will be supported by The Hard Aches and Wet Pensioner on most of the tour’s eighteen dates, commencing their string of shows in Hobart on the 11th of November. Click through to for the dates and details!

From Ngaiire to SAFIA, dozens of Australian artists on the first line-up for CMJ Music Marathon 2015 in New York City

CMJ Music Marathon, New York’s annual music showcase, has announced its initial line-up for 2015, with a range of performances featuring some 300 artists from Australia and the around the world. Australian acts featured include British India, singer-songwriter HOWQUA, Sydney’s NGAIIRE, SAFIA, METHYL ETHEL, The Bennies and more. Taking place in October, the 2015 installment of the CMJ Music Marathon marks the event's 35th year and will also see the likes of Catfish & The Bottlemen, Mercury Rev, Tobias Jesso Jr., Kamasi Washington, Glass Animals, Panda Bear, BØRNS and Perfect Pussy performing.

Photo Gallery and Live Review: King Parrot + Ne Obliviscaris + The Bennies - Soundwave Festival, Brisbane (01.03.15)

With Soundwave Festival commandeering one of the most loyal fan bases to a festival in Australia, it's always a slight disappointment to see the focus on overseas acts rather than some of the rising stars of the local heavy scene - thankfully, the 2015 season has addressed this, bringing Melbourne grinders King Parrot, Smith Street Band fellows and 420-friendly jamsters The Bennies and the avant-garde take on black metal of Ne Obliviscaris.

Photo Gallery and Live Review: Soundwave Festival (Day 2) - RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane (01.03.15)

Deadlines and multi-day festivals do not mix. Day 2 of Soundwave should really feel like a slog, but after getting into the grounds and witnessing the onslaught of King Parrot, you can't help but feel reinvigorated. Check out them and the other antipodean offerings for this years edition of the festival in the featured photo gallery/review "The Locals".

Photo Gallery: Soundwave Festival (Day Two) - Melbourne Showgrounds (22.02.15)

Rebecca Houlden brings us photos from the second day of Soundwave Festival in Melbourne, with the likes of Faith No More, My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way, Fear Factory, Soundgarden, Hollywood Undead, Incubus and many more...

Album News Weekly: 29 October 2014

In This Issue: November is set to be a massive month on the Austrlian Music calender as always, and here are just a few of the records you can expect. This week sees Pepa Knight releasing his solo work, David Guetta throwing out some more club hits, and The Bennies releasing an EP because they can!

Golden Plains line up to feature Sharon Van Etten, Something For Kate, Courtney Barnett and more!

Once again, Aunty Meredith delivers! The 2014 Golden Plains Nine line up just had its reveal online, with another cracker line up of Australian and international talent set to head to the Meredith Supernatural Ampitheatre in March 2015! The ballot of tickets is open now until 9:09pm on October 21st - be sure to get involved at www.goldenplains.com.au!

the AU interview at BIGSOUND: The Bennies (Melbourne) talk about Soundwave 2015 and more...

the AU review's Johnny Au interviews The Bennies at BIGSOUND 2014 to talk about the festival, their music, their upcoming Soundwave Festival shows and much more... Watch the video here:

The Smith Street Band, Joelistics and more heading for NYE on the Hill this year!

Just when you thought NYE on the Hill couldn't get any more rad, it goes and does just that! The festival which is already set to host the likes of Jackie Onassis, The Bennies, City Calm Down and more fantastic Australian bands, has announced another slew of amazing artists confirmed to head to 'The Farm', just outside Loch Village in Victoria this NYE.

NOFX announce support acts for national Australian tour!

LA's NOFX are returning to Australia in November for some unforgettable shows that fans have been hanging out for for years. The iconic act will be bringing prime cuts from their popular catalogue through to venues throughout the country right through until the end of November and now, a slew of killer support bands have been announced for each city! With the likes of Frenzal Rhomb, Bodyjar and The Bennies onboard with NOFX, you're guaranteed a good time.

Festival Review: BIGSOUND Live - Night Two, Part Two ft. WAAX + Art of Sleeping + The Bennies + Airling + More... (11.09.14)

Day Two was another massive night, running around town catching new talent, and finding some real gems to savour. It was a night that included an array of different music genres ranging from loud hard rockers WAAX and punk act The Bennies, to the soothing soft vocals of Airling, to some country/folk tunes by the Pierce Brothers while Art Of Sleeping and Tin Sparrow brought us some sweet indie pop tunes.

the AU interview: Anty Horgan of The Bennies (Melbourne) talks Soundwave, lock out laws, Melbourne bars and emus!

The AU catch Anty of The Bennies in high spirits, getting ready to hit the road for a long haul of shows, including a coveted spot on next years Soundwave Festival.

Faith No More, Soundgarden, Marilyn Manson and Slipknot lead 2015 Soundwave announcement.

Soundwave promised to be huge in 2015 and with this morning's delivery, it certainly delivered! Now set to be held over two days in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, a massive line up of international and Australian artists have been announced, with one set two play the first day and another to play the second. Leading the line up is the likes of Faith No More, Soundgarden, Slipknot and Slash for both days, while Marilyn Manson makes his return, along with the likes of Lamb of God, All Time Low and Of Mice & Men.

The Bennies and Jeff Rosenstock gearing up for July tour.

The Bennies have been tearing it up recently and in July, they're going to be bringing the party to Victoria for a run of dates with US artist Jeff Rosenstock. The Bennies will soon be heading to the US for their first tour, so this is going to be somewhat of a perfect preparation for the band who've become synonymous with chaotic live shows and an infectiously fun stage persona. Don't miss out on the following opportunities!

The Bennies set for Victorian tour this July.

They've already dominated on trips to China and New Zealand, kicked ass at Soundwave and have completed a successful national tour, but The Bennies aren't done yet. The band has announced a run of Victorian dates with Jeff Rosenstock and trust us when we say you won't want to be missing out! Adelaide's Hightime will be opening at each show, so get down early to support them!