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THE LAURELS

Single of the Day: The Laurels “Zodiac K” (2015)

The Laurels have returned after a long break with the new track “Zodiac K”, a chilled out shoegaze track. It grows from an atmospheric intro into a psych groove led by the drums and bass, complimented by vocals reminiscent of Loveless-era My Bloody Valentine. The Laurels also announced a tour with Pond frontman Nick Allbrook in solo form as support. Listen to "Zodiac K" here:

Jack Ladder and the Dreamlanders, The Laurels and more to perform at new Sydney festival, Volumes!

Volumes 2015, a new live music concept across a number of different live music venues, has just announced its first line up. The event puts artists of different genres together into a lineup for each stage, in a unique aim to push the boundaries of dynamics and energy. Click through for more information and for the full first line up below…

Surry Hills Festival announces The Laurels, Spookyland and more on its 2014 music line up!

September 27th will see Sydney's fiery hub of creatives, artists, designers and more come together for the Surry Hills Festival! The music line up for the festival has been announced today and it most definitely is reflective of the diversity within the city's music scene. Spread across two main stages in Ward Park and Shannon Reserve, as well as the Velvet Cave Stage on Hill St, the following artists will be giving festival attendees something to get around as the afternoon continues on!

the AU interview: Luke O'Farrell of The Laurels (Sydney) talk Farmer and the Owl Festival.

Ahead of their appearance next weekend at Wollongong's highly anticipated boutique music festival The Farmer and the Owl, we caught up with Luke O'Farrell from Sydney's The Laurels to talk about the importance of events like this, growing up in Wollongong, The Drones, album number two, touring the USA and much, much more...

The Farmer and The Owl Festival announce second line up!

The second line up for Wollongong's own The Farmer and The Owl festival has been announced, with the addition of some stellar up and coming Australian bands set to perform alongside the likes of The Drones, Dappled Cities and more!

Live Review: At First Sight - Carriageworks (20.07.13)

Carriageworks is an art space that doesn’t see live music too often, so when some of the nation’s brightest indie acts descend upon the massive warehouse for a unique record-day-slash-music-festival, you can be sure Sydney’s hipsters came out in droves. Really, the day was worth it just for the people-watching alone, the most unashamedly hipster fashion was on display all day, touting every stereotype you can throw at the hate-it-or-love-it subculture.

Celebrate FBi's 10th birthday at Carriageworks in September!

fbi turns 10

On Sunday, September 8, come and help celebrate the biggest event in FBi's history. FBi will be taking over Carriageworks with more than 35 acts across 4 stages to celebrate turning 10!

Photo Gallery: Converse "Get Loud" ft. The Laurels + The Murlocs + Tiny Migrants - Brisbane (28.06.13)

Held in a Chain Factory on Friday night, Converse brought their national run of "GET LOUD" shows to Brisbane, featuring explosive performances from The Laurels, The Murlocs and Tiny Migrants. Here are a few photos from the night and if you're in Auckland on the 18th of July you can heads along to the last Get Loud event by RSVPing HERE!

Carriageworks releases full artist line up for 'At First Sight' gig and record fair!

Carriageworks will be hosting one hell of a night when they present 'At First Sight' on July 20 and have released the names of the talented folk set to take part! The line-up is cutting edge and features the following:

HTRK
TWERPS
CLIENT LIAISON
SHINING BIRD
SUPER WILD HORSES
THE LAURELS
BEACHES
STRAIGHT ARROWS
SONGS
HOLY BALM
DAY RAVIES

DJs set to do their thing at the gig and record fair include:

YO GRITO
JIMMY SING
NOISE IN MY HEAD
MARCUS KING
SMOKIE LA BEEF
BASSLINES

Live Review: The Black Angels + The Laurels + Zeahorse - Enmore Theatre, Sydney (18.06.13)

The Black Angels at Enmore Theatre

Texan quintet The Black Angels are no strangers to Australia, nor are they unfamiliar with what it takes to send their audience into a psychedelic stupor. It was on Saturday night that Sydney had the chance to experience the trip that is a Black Angels show in the flesh.

Photo Gallery: The Black Angels + The Laurels + Zeahorse - Enmore Theatre (15.06.13)

The Black Angels played the Enmore Theatre on Saturday night with support from The Laurels and Zeahorse. Gwendolyn Lee was there and brings us these photos from the pit.

Photo Gallery: The Black Angels + The Laurels + The Murlocs - The Palace (14.06.13)

The Black Angels played the Palace on Friday night with support from The Laurels and The Murlocs. Serena Ho was there and brings us these photos from the pit.

Converse's 'Get Loud' party series to be held in Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Auckland!

Committed to supporting the Australian live music scene, Converse is presenting the 'Get Loud' series of gigs! Inspired by the Converse seasonal brand "Shoes Turn It Down, Sneakers Get Loud", this series of shoes are set to celebrate everything kickass about rock and roll. Kicking off in Sydney on June 13, the 'Get Loud' parties will travel to each main metro city in Australia before heading to Auckland. Check the details and note them down!

Tour Updates: Black Sabbath, A$AP Rocky, Lowrider, Dig It Up!, P!NK and more!

In this issue: Black Sabbath adds Adelaide date to national tour, there are some changes to A$AP Rocky’s debut Australian tour, Lowrider’s Sydney show undergoes venue change, Dig It Up! Releases more bands set to appear at 2013 invitational; new tickets released for all shows on P!NK’s tour, Dewolff adds more tour dates, second Tenacious D shows on sale now, supports announced for Neil Young and Crazy Horse, This Will Destroy You announce support acts and Soul II Soul’s Perth gig changes venue.

Photo Gallery (NSFW): Nuggets: Antipodean Interpolations of the First Psychedelic Era - Paradiso at Sydney Town Hall (25.01.13)

Sydney Festival FBi night: Nuggets live tribute features a number of artists from Antipodean Interpolations who share the same ethos and vitality as the groups on those original discs. The album, Nuggets: Antipodean Interpolations of the First Psychedelic Era is a tribute to the influence of this anthology on Australian rock, garage and punk. Photography by Pete Dovgan.