There were a whole bunch of announcements this week, coming from both established artists like Peter Gabriel and Coheed and Cambria, and up-and-coming acts like Sleep Decade and The Invincible Summer. Take a look at them all below!
The 2012 edition of the popular Southbound Festival kicked off with a huge lineup of acts featuring The Arctic Monkeys, Regurgitator, The Jim Jones Revue, Aloe Blacc, The Naked and Famous, Tijuana Cartel, comedian Arj Barker and more. Stuart Sevastos brings us the highlights of the day.
The fourth and final day of the Falls Festival gets off to a hot start. Kimbra and The Grates are popular on the Valley Stage, while Arj Barker and 360 (pictured above) are crowd favorites on the Grand Theatre. Arctic Monkeys bring in the New Year and despite some confusion about the countdown everyone welcomes 2012 with group hugs and sparklers.
Rupert Orton is the guitarist for The Jim Jones Revue. They're coming back to town for Falls Festival and Southbound Festival and some sideshows. We talked to him about the upcoming tour (and their last tour in Australia) from his home base in the UK.
AU: How are you this morning? Is it morning there? Where are you?
Rupert: No, it's evening man. I'm not bad, I'm not bad.
Loud and hard-driving The Jim Jones Revue brings its frenetic style of rock back to Australia with the announcement of headline shows around Falls and Southbound Festivals.
The Falls Music & Arts Festival has cut loose with a double line-up announcement of yet more exciting artists migrating to Lorne and Marion Bay this summer.
While most of the South by Southwest contingency say their goodbyes on the Saturday evening, I decided to stay on board for an extra night – primarily to get to be a tourist for once (checking out the capital building, etc), but also to engage in another South by Southwest tradition shared by many.
Whether you like this album or not would depend entirely on whether this music genre still gets your juices flowing. Burning Your House Down, which is the second full-length recording by The Jim Jones Revue, is in some ways a musical retrospective. It seems that the lads from East London haven’t left the 1950’s. Now, as it happens, the 1950’s are back in vogue.
It was humid. It was hot. It was overcast and looked like it was about to rain. But it did absolutely nothing to deter the punters as the Big Day Out rolled into Adelaide for another year.
Finding it a handy way to catch the vast majority of bands who took over Sydney Olympic Park for Big Day Out in 2010, I once again decided to venture out to the festival grounds for the two consecutive days of the 2011 event. Having seen such a ridiculous amount of amazing music over this period I've decided to break this review down by the eight main stages. But before we get started, let's give a bit of an overview...