Making their first ever trip to Australia for Soundwave 2016 will be the "super group" who prefer to be labelled an "experience", Metal Allegiance. The group are the 11th to be announced as part of Soundwave's drip feed reveal, and features Troy Sanders of Mastodon, Mark Osegueda of Death Angel, Alex Sklonick of Testament, Mike Portnoy of The Winery Dogs, Phil Demmell of Machine Head and Mark Menghi.
Sending out a little message to fans to be paying attention to triple j at approximately 4:20pm this afternoon, Mansfield's favourite sons Violent Soho went on and delivered a huge new song in "Like Soda" along with news of a short east coast tour in coming weeks. "Like Soda" is the band's first piece of new material in some time, having been working away on the follow up record to the immensely popular Hungry Ghost. This little nugget is just what the doctor ordered on a Thursday afternoon.
Acknowledging excellence and innovation in the field of screen composition, the Annual Screen Music Awards have nominated a collection of composers. The Awards, staged jointly by APRA AMCOS and the AGSC, celebrate achievements in music composition for documentaries, short films, children’s television, advertising, film and television soundtrack albums, as well as feature films.
Australia's hottest export Chet Faker is set to headline the Ray Ban x Boiler Room event in Melbourne on November 10. Faker, along with his beard, will be performing a live DJ set, as well as hand picking the other performers for the event. Click through for details...
Sydney’s Lime Cordiale are about to take their summer jams on the road, announcing an extensive list of gigs in support of their new EP Road to Paradise. The tour will cover thirteen dates across Australia, including appearances at Soundscape Music Festival and Lost Paradise Festival in New South Wales.
Australian rock legends The Superjesus have announced the supporting acts for their four stop 'Setting Sun' tour of Australia this November. The opening acts for the tour will be Van Cooper and Calling Mayday in Sydney, Blonde on Blonde and Trails in Brisbane, Cicadastone and She's The Driver in Melbourne, and Angels of Gung-Ho in Adelaide.
The inaugural Fairgrounds Festival have just announced additional talent to their existing lineup. With the likes of Meg Mac, Methyl Ethyl, Le Pie, Ben Abraham and Shining Bird set to join an array of other artists, Fairgrounds Festival is certainly setting the bar high. Click through for all the details.
After her first show quickly sold out, Halsey has announced an extra show in Sydney. A second show has been added on Thursday, January 7 at the Metro Theatre, to go along with her show the day before at The Forum in Melbourne.
Indie pop trio Mini Mansions continue their good year and announce headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney later this year. The group, already supporting Tame Impala on their Australian tour in November, have supported other huge acts like Arctic Monkeys, Royal Blood, and New Pornographers all the while gaining solid momentum for their own tunes and live shows.
The 11th instalment of triple j’s LIKE A VERSION compilations, released is out now. Featuring triple j artists covering acoustic versions of their favourite tracks all recorded live on triple j Breakfast. 2015's collection features Mark Ronson, Peking Duk, Foals, The Wombats, Jarryd James, Milky Chance and more on the double album. Click through for more info and the full track listing...