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To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of their debut album Make Me Love You, Aussie math rockers PVT (known as Pivot at the time of it's release) will be headlining two shows in Melbourne and Sydney.
Aside from having one of the coolest band names ever, Neon Tiger also have a new EP Live Young out. “Silver Linings” is the first single from the release and it brings some seriously catchy indie-rock vibes to the table that draw similarities to Panic At The Disco and Birds of Tokyo.
In This Issue: There is a slew of debuts coming out this Friday as well as the return of some big indie favourites! Check out the list below for all the new music due this week.
The nominations for the 2015 ARIA Awards have taken place in Sydney today, with the winners of the Artisan and Fine Arts categories also being announced. Courtney Barnett won her first ARIA Award during the event, taking away a statue for Best Cover Art, while Kevin Parker won both Producer of the Year and Engineer of the Year for Tame Impala's latest album, Currents. For Barnett, today's event revealed her as the artist with the most ARIA nominations for 2015, racking up a massive eight nominations.
In a collaboration we weren't expecting but definitely are digging, Glass Animals have shared a new tune spun together with Joey Bada$$, "Lose Control". With their now trademark bend on R&B production and simmering, almost gravelly beats, Glass Animals have matched up really well with Joey's buoyant flow on this one. We know Glass Animals have a penchant for mixing things up (their cover of Kanye's "Love Lockdown" has now become a favourite on the live front), so this is another cool addition to the pile.
Aussie gem Courtney Barnett has hooked up with Jack White at his very own Third Man Studio in Nashville to record two new songs, one of which is a cover of Rowland S. Howard's timeless "Shivers". The other, a sequel of sorts to Barnett's "Boxing Day Blues", will be released on a limited edition vinyl later this month; for now, Barnett and White's spine-tingling version of "Shivers" is our first taste of what this duo are capable of: beautiful, emotive, good ol' fashioned rock n roll.
Ian Laidlaw brings us photos from the amazing weekend that was the Yours & Owls Festival in Wollongong. Kicking off on Friday and running through until Sunday night, the event capitalized on the October long weekend with an incredible local lineup - with Canadian artist Bahamas popping along too. In the first part of Ian's photo gallery, check out Ash Grunwald, Happy Hour, Boo Seeka, Gang of Youths, Cloud Control, Bec Sandridge alongside the Canadian artist and more!
American group Wavves have announced headline shows, adding dates for Sydney and Melbourne in early January after their performances at Falls Festival. The group has played in Australia several times, including at festivals Splendour In The Grass and Groovin' In The Moo, as well as their own shows around the country.
On the brink of releasing his new album, we caught up with Dylan Joel to discuss the concept behind Authentic Lemonade (out now), and his collaborative experiences with fellow rappers Mantra and DJ Izm.
Straight off the back of their national tour, Aussie five piece The Preatures will be hitting the road again, performing 20 live shows around Australia for Corona Sunsets. Starting in Yallingup, WA on November 6, The Preatures will play at various bars around Western Australia, NSW, and Queensland, before finishing in Victoria, ending their month of acoustic performances.
Earlier today, UK pop star Robbie Williams held a press conference in Sydney ahead of the start of his second Australian tour in 12 months. The last, The Swing Tour, focused on his most recent album Swing Both Ways, while the tour that kicks off this Friday in Perth will feature a collection of his greatest hits, alongside other favourites from the years. The tour has been aptly titled the Let Me Entertain You Tour and will be the first hits focused tour in Australia since 2006.
L-Fresh the Lion may be a talented writer and performer, but the way he has been able to use his platform as an artist to project his beliefs and messages that resonate with many people around the country over the past year especially has been nothing short of stirring. His latest tune, "Get Mine", featuring the perfectly placed vocal of Parvyn Kaur Singh, is the hip hop artist's most current example of turning frustration into sheer determination - the music video is equally as effective.
City and Colour fans have the chance to see Dallas Green perform an exclusive and intimate acoustic set in either Sydney or Melbourne this month, as the Canadian songwriter has announced a quick trip out to Australia to celebrate his long-awaited new album, If I Should Go Before You. These fan events will have Green appearing in Sydney on October 19th and Melbourne on October 22nd, performing and answering some questions as part of two Q&A sessions not to be missed.
The Seed Fund has announced its successful applicants for 2015, including some of the country's best and talented industry professionals. Helmed by John Butler and Danielle Caruana (Mama Kin), The Seed Fund has been offering a range of initiatives to artists and managers for 11 years now, aiding the successful applicants in becoming self-sustainable professionals within the industry. The group chosen to partake in the management workshop this year, as well as song recording and production services and benefit from The Seed Fund's fostering of professional management wages come from all around the country and represent an exciting crop of music industry individuals from varied genres.
International soul star Leon Bridges has announced headline shows for Melbourne and Sydney for his first ever Australian tour. The Texan, who will also be performing at Falls Festival, will be playing shows at Sydney’s Metro Theatre and Melbourne’s 170 Russell in January.