The menacing hip hop duo of El-P and Killer Mike, Run The Jewels, have been steadily building up anticipation for their follow up to their self-titled debut last year. With the simple title of RTJ2 this sophomore album has constantly been one of the most anticipated releases of the year, and what's more is that the duo are yet again released it as a free digital download.
The MOFO Festival 2015 lineup has been announced, with the four-day festival encompassing a long list of music genres and artists. Hobart's MONA FOMA (Museum of Old and New Art Festival of Music and Art) will be hosting the event for its seventh year from January 15-18.
His stunning performance at BigSound in September received rave reviews, and now Karl S. Williams is taking his album Heartwood on the road with his epic guitar-slinging and banjo-wielding skills.
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Alt-J have been teasing their Aussie fans over the past month or so, with a quick promo trip drawing huge crowds out in both Melbourne and Sydney, not to mention their upcoming gigs at the Falls Festival at the end of the year sure to make many punters' New Year's that extra special. The British band, revelling in the awesomeness that is their new album This is All Yours, have today announced their biggest tour of Australia yet, lined up for May 2015.
With rich harmonies and enveloping synths, Tora have released their sophomore EP Eat The Sun, and with it, a tour bursting with dates all over the country.
Adelaide's Sincerely, Grizzly have announced confirmed details surrounding the release of their anticipated debut album, Halves, with the record set to be released through Black Night Crash Records on November 14th. This morning, the rock trio's signing to the Melbourne record label was announced this morning, a perfect fit for the band, who has become synonymous with a captivating and strong live presence, as well as a dominating, loud knack for arrangements on record. The self-proclaimed 'literature-rock' trio will be celebrating the digital and physical release of Halves with three launch dates next month!
American hip-hop artist and poet Sage Francis has announced he will be touring Australia this December with special guests, Fait Accompli! Last in the country in 2013, Sage Francis enjoyed a successful run of dates with Swedish hip-hop crew Looptroop Rockers and will no doubt be continuing the momentum when he hits up venues for a limited amount of shows at the end of the year.
A great collection of artists are coming together for the National Breast Cancer Foundation's inaugural 'Beats 4 Breast Cancer' concert this December! The likes of the Justice Crew, Dami Im, L-Fresh The Lion and Leo Sayer (plus more) will be performing at the special event at the QANTAS Credit Union Arena on December 10th, with all proceeds going towards the foundation's campaign of preventing as many breast cancer related deaths as possible by 2030.
Unfortunately for Kasey Chambers fans, she has had to cancel her 'Bittersweet Tour' entirely until further notice. The announcement comes today, with Chambers' diagnosis of small nodules and inflammation currently plaguing her vocals. Specialists have advised her to lessen her workload and focus on recovery, which includes cancelling the tour and her appearance at the Queenscliff Music Festival.
Earlybird tickets for the WA Music Conference in Perth next month have already sold out, with the list of already announced speakers continuing to grow. The conference, which already boasted 50 stellar speakers, has had another round of guests announced to the program, including Canadian Music Week's John Kastner joining in via Skype!
Peter Hook & The Light will be heading to Australia in February 2015 armed with New Order's third and fourth albums, Low Life and Brotherhood, performing both for the first time in both countries! The gigs will include singles and b-sides from what is arguably New Order's most prolific period of 1983-1987, performed along with a swag of other New Order hits that fans love.
So, you may not know much about The Clean. They've been around since the 70's and are largely responsible for the DIY scene in New Zealand and were behind the founding of the Flying Nun label, thank you very much. Their influences include the likes of Sonic Youth and Yo La Tengo and have permeated through into the sound of many indie bands making the rounds today. The band has announced that they'll be coming to Australia for the first time in five years, playing Perth for the first time and fitting in festival dates in Sydney and generally getting back in touch with their Australian fans who've been hanging out for this tour for long enough.
Renowned actor and musician Guy Pearce has today announced he has signed with Melbourne artist agency 123 Agency, as well as releasing his second single, "Taste". The track, taken from Pearce's forthcoming debut album Broken Bones, will be featured when the Pearce launches it officially in Sydney and Melbourne next month!
Australians have been loving Ariel Pink on his previous visits to the country and come January, 'LA's king of pop perversion' is going to be on his way back! Releasing the second single from his new album pom pom in "Black Ballerina", Ariel has already won acclaim for the track and is another tasty cut from yet another intriguing and well crafted album.
Australian comedian and broadcaster, Scott Dooley is back in Australia to take over Giant Dwarf's biggest show to date! Returning from New York for the first time since his sell out Melbourne International Comedy Festival run, his new show will see him take to the stage alongside heaps of mates from around Australia!