Gig Announcements: Melbourne & VIC - 31st July 2014

In this Issue: Bands storm their way into the GH Hotel for Battleaxe, Mathas is welcomed at the Laundry Bar, Tago Mago holds a fundraising night, and Mojo Juju heads to the Espy. Hailmary are set to rock Melbourne, while Monash Academy orchestra play the finest music for the ears, and the all seeing hand bring their uniquely dense musicality to The Curtin. Meanwhile the Harpoons are excited for their upcoming launch party, Damien Jurado announced a new Melbourne show, and amazing Austrian musical duo Cari Cari are playing in Australia for the first time.

Gig Announcements: Sydney & NSW - 31st July 2014

In This Issue: Kiesza to play one show only on Australian visit, Hailmary's 'National Navigate the Sunrise Tour' reaches East Coast, Hordern Pavilion celebrates 90th birthday with Pure Gold Live, Jay Sean to play in Sydney, The Zoo City Lads conclude EP tour at FBI Social, The Dirty Earth to play Frankie's Pizza, The Good Sports announce debut album and show and Los Tones announce Sydney show.

The 1975's Matthew Healy responds to Bastille's Dan Smith: "I wouldn't be surprised if they headlined festivals first!"

In an interview with Gigwise published yesterday, Bastille's frontman Dan Smith was quoted as saying "I reckon The 1975 will be headlining festivals in a year or so". In our interview with The 1975 today in Sydney, we asked Matthew Healy he they thought about the opinion.

DMA'S Announce National Tour for September and October

The rave surrounding Newtown's DMA's shows no signs of slowing down, with the announcement of a national tour coming through today. If their set this past weekend at Splendour In The Grass is anything to go by, this will be a tour is something you will not at all want to miss as more of Australia will get to witness the rise of one of the most talked about Australian band of the year.

Ball Park Music, Chet Faker and REMi among the first names listed in the first Coopers AMP long-list announcement.

The first nine artists and their albums have been made public in the first long list announcement for the renowned Coopers AMP. The Australian Music Prize, which sees the winner walk away with the $30,000 prize come from all areas of the Australian music community, with their nominated albums representative of some of the best music of this year.

Album News Weekly: 29th July 2014

In This Issue: Bit of a short list this week, as I'm recovering from Splendour and I don't think my feet will ever be the same again after moshing so hard. But what this list lacks in length, it makes up for in RIDICULOUS STAR POWER. Seriously, there's Stevie Nicks, ABBA, Ice Cube, SBTRKT, and a couple of great Australian acts in here! So have a read, I'm off to bathe my feet.

The 2014 Melbourne Festival reveals program!

Melbourne will be overtaken by some true gems of the arts world and industry when the 2014 Melbourne Festival kicks off this October. Running from the 10th through to the 26th, the Melbourne Festival's program this year is representative of a carefully curated vision, specific to the city. In its 29th year in 2014, the Melbourne Festival is set to highlight global circus from Europe, North America, Asia and on the Australian homefront too, with the likes of Cirque Eloizre, Dislocate and more all on the program. Its contemporary music program for 2014 is also impressive, with events set to draw hundreds in from all areas of the community.

Hailmary hit the road on the Navigate the Sunrise Tour

West Coast band Hailmary are hitting the road for the second part of the 'Navigate the Sunrise Tour'. The band will play shows in Sydney, Cairns and Melbourne before heading back west to finish the tour with shows in Inglewood, Fremantle and Bunbury.

The All Seeing Hand return to Australia this August

New Zealand's The All Seeing Hand are returning to Australia for a run of dates this August. The trio will play three very special shows along the East Coast, stopping in Melbourne, Sydney and Hobart.

The Tea Party announce Australian dates + new album!

Canadian band The Tea Party have announced a run of dates for this October off the back of their first studio album in 10 years, The Ocean At The End. The tour will see the band play shows in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Wollongong, Newcastle, Gold Coast and Brisbane.

Tom West announces national tour off the back of new single 'The Call'

Singer-songwriter Tom West has announced a huge national tour for this August and September! The tour will see the Adelaide native hit the stage at venues throughout Tasmania, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland.

4ZZZ hold annual Radiothon this August

Brisbane community radio station 4ZZZ are getting ready to host their annual Radioathon this August. The ten day event, run between August 22nd - 31st, helps raise funds to support running costs of the station. Members of the community are encouraged to subscribe during this period to be in the draw to win a huge variety of prizes.

Captives announce new single and national tour!

Tassie punks Captives will shortly be releasing their forthcoming EP Butterflies, Diamonds & Lightning in October, and they are hitting the road next month with their new punk tunes.

Dewayne Everettsmith to tour East Coast this week!

Tasmanian singer-songwriter Dewayne Everettssmith will be playing a few dates this coming week to promote his new single "Surrender".

Black Voices return to Australia in October!

The internationally acclaimed capella quintet Black Voicesare returning to our shores in October for a national tour. Their stunning performances are a harmonic blend that celebrates their African, Caribbean and British heritage. They will perform a large range of songs spanning their twenty-five year career, giving Australian audiences another taste of their delightful harmonies. Over their long career, they have shared the stage with great musicians such as Ray Charles and Nina Simone. The tour will begin at Melbourne's Recital Hall on October 30.