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.
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.
I had been eagerly checking the Hi-Fi Bar website over the week leading up to this gig, in a desperate attempt to find out who exactly "+ guests" were in support of headliner Tortoise. Upon my seemingly premature arrival, I noticed the guests were both esteemed bands in their own rights, laying the foundation for an exceptional spectacle.
Sydney's premiere party house, the Goodgod Small Club, will be turning two this September and to celebrate, they've organised two epic parties to take place over the long weekend! Last year's Birthday Nights festival saw over 2000 people attend and won the Best Music Event award in FBi's SMAC Awards.
The line ups for this year's parties are amazing, check them out and mark the dates on your calendar!
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
Good shoegaze bands always manage to transport their fans to another realm, carrying them away with oscillating distorted sound scapes and dreamy vocals. Local Sydney act The Laurels fall into that category, generating sounds reminiscent of My Bloody Valentine with the lead guitarist furiously violating his axe, producing feedback drenched mini masterpieces.
Pictured: Band Of Skulls
Band Of Skulls played their Splendour Sideshow at The Corner Hotel in Melbourne. Serena Ho brings you all the action.
Sydney four-piece, The Laurels, will be on tour through August and September to celebrate the release of their debut album! The record, entitled Plains, was produced by Liam Judson (Belles Will Ring) and displays the sheer level of talent this band has a bunch of musicians. The "Plains" tour will see The Laurels take their heavy-hitting live shows around the country, following a run of support dates with UK outfit Band of Skulls.
Day one of BigSound LIVE kicked off on Wednesday with a sea of music lovers and BIGSOUND delegates converging on Brisbane's Fortitude Valley.
AU photographer Chloe Ryan weaved her way through the labyrinth of Valley venues to shoot The Vasco Era, The Novocaines, Stonefield, World's End Press & The Laurels.
Listening to The Laurels’ first EP offering Mesozoic makes me seriously pissed off that I missed their EP launch tour.
The EP kicks off with “Black Cathedral” – a sexy tune with an even sexier bass line, grainy, gritty guitars, and a voice with the lightest of touches. The song feels like an escape, as you get lost in the sound.