Following their performances over the NYE period at Falls Festival both Run The Jewels and Joey Bada$$ will bring their explosive live shows to both Sydney and Melbourne for two double-bill shows that are not to be missed. Both acts have inspired such a devoted following among hip hop fans worldwide that this is something which is pretty much guaranteed satisfaction.
In This Issue: A mix bag as always, check out the following releases due for October ranging from the mellow songstress’, to underground beats, to the classics of The Who!
The Australian contingent of artists headed Stateside for the annual CMJ conference and live music program this year is mighty strong, with the likes of Bad//Dreems, Courtney Barnett, DMA's and Dune Rats set to fly the flag for the diverse Australian music industry. Set to join them and perform in New York this October is Adelaide singer songwriter Tom West, who will be playing the CMJ Music Marathon and the Aussie BBQ, as well as a run of his own shows to coincide with the event!
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.
Rdio Australia has been named a major partner for the 2014 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards! The Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) announced the partnership today, detailing the digital streaming service's involvement in the event this year. Rdio Australia will be presenting the 2014 Best Independent Album Award at the October ceremony, happening in Melbourne next Wednesday, demonstrating their support for local talent once more.
The epic Bacardi Triangle festival event which is taking place in the Bermuda Triangle...yes, you read that correct, is certain to be one killer way to spend a Halloween weekend. Featuring headline sets by Calvin Harris, Kendrick Lamar and Ellie Goulding, the festival is also going to be hosting a series of world-class DJ sets from some of the best names and beatmakers from around the world.
Many people will remember a time when Gyroscope dominated their music collections. The Perth band who enjoyed much success from 2004 onward, I remember, were such a popular act to be listening to when I was discovering new Australian rock music in high school. Fans will remember Sound Shattering Sound fondly and probably won't believe that it's been 10 years since was released! To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the band announced today that they would be taking it on the road for a very special national tour!
Coinciding with the end of Mental Health Awareness week is going to be live music fundraiser for beyondblue, "Paint It Blue". Held at Melbourne's Reverence Hotel on October 11th, the event will celebrate Melissa Green's birthday and along with the performances, will be encouraging people to speak up, share their stories and reach out. In raising awareness for depression, anxiety and suicide, "Paint It Blue" hopes to help those struggling at the moment by having people onboard to share their stories of overcoming issues and inspiring others to reach out for help.
From October 24th to November 16th, the city and suburbs of Brisbane will be overtaken by musicians performing solo, collaborative and one-off special gigs as part of the massive G20 Cultural Celebrations. Welcoming world leaders to Queensland for the G20 Summit, Brisbane's music industry will be on show, with 24 days of free live music set to bring about quite the diverse calendar of events.
To support the release of their single "The Red Cape", Arundel have just announced that they are going to tour the East Coast, and that they will be accompanied by a long list of guests.
Ãsgeir has just announced that he will bring his falsetto-folk harmonies and delicate electronics that feature on his 2014 LP, In the Silence, to the Forum Theatre and the Sydney Opera House next January.
Glen Tilbrook has just announced that he will return to Australia in December to tour his fifth non-Squeeze album, Happy Endings.
Hitting up Werribee Mansion for its third year in 2015, Let Them Eat Cake today dropped its artist announcement for the New Year's Day festival! With five stages set to be established around the site, punters will be treated to arguably the strongest underground electronic lineup in Melbourne. Among those set to perform are Cashemere Cat, Hudson Mohawke and more - a great way to kick off your New Year, am I right?
Returning to Australia for the first time in six years is Jamie T! Much has been made about the Brit's return in the form of new album, Carry On the Grudge - Jamie's third studio record, his first in five years. Already releasing two infectious hits in "Zombie" and "Don't You Find", the album has been impressing fans and newcomers alike, and it was only released last Friday!
Melbourne's Foreign/National have been garnering quite a lot of praise from international corners, with their three released singles seeing the likes of Hype Machine, The Line of Best Fit and more giving them due props. Now, the band is ready to take their debut EP on the road and will be doing so this October and November! Available now through DOWNTIME, Foreign/National's self-titled EP is one which will be turning people's heads - a great hold on pop sensibilities, while working in some interesting and unique influences at the same time, Foreign/National have crafted something special.