SWSX kicks off today and the announcements keep rolling in! Joining the Rdio Sessions will be English electro-popster Little Boots, Canada’s Tokyo Police Club and LA brother/sister duoBlondfire.
Rdio recently released it’s annual "Artists to Watch" list, which showcases 20 handpicked artists Rdio anticipate to break through this year. Rdio Sessions at SXSW will features many of these artists, including Haerts, Strange Talk and Tensnake.
Hardcore outfit Residual have announce the release of their new singe titled 'Numbered. The track has been taken from their forthcoming debut EP. To celebrate the release, the boys are hitting the road for an east coast tour throughout April/May.
The single follows the bands success of winning the Barwon Regional Heat of the FReeZA Push Start Competition which earned them a spot at the Grand Final at The Push Pop-Up Stage.
The Trouble With Templeton have just released the beautiful video for the song ‘Soldiers’. To celebrate the release, the Brisbane band are heading out on the road one last time, before leaving our shored to tour the UK & Europe, where they will showcase their material at various events, including Brighton’s The Great Escape
Australian rock legend Tim Rogers has announced a run of tour dates, which includes regional dates. Hitting the road with Rogers will be long time friend and musical companion Shane O’Mara. The tour will see the pair play shows across NSW, QLD and VIC. Also joining the tour on select dates will be country songstress Melody Feder and Michael Muchow.
Brisbane’s DZ Deathrays have announced a run of dates off the back of their brand new album Black Rat. The album is due out on May 2nd, and to celebrate the guys will be playing shows in QLD, VIC, WA, ACT and NSW throughout May.
The Perch Creek Family Jugband will be releasing their new album Jumping On The Highwire on March 19, and are hitting the road to celebrate! The tour will see the five-piece play shows in TAS, NSW, QLD, WA and VIC.
The bands second album saw them collaborating more closely than ever, with all five members contributing lyrics, creating unexpected and unique musical tales.
In this issue: NORPA + UTP announce new production My Radio Heart, The Jim Henson Company return to Australia with Puppet Up! – Uncensored, Stephen Bush exhibits work from the past 30 years, The Enclave by Richard Mosse premiers in Australia, Tom Murphy’s Masterpiece – The Gigli Concert hits Sydney, Puppetry of The Penis returns home to Melbourne, Synergy Percussion announce Xenakis Vs Pateras, Sydney Symphony Orchestra presents Symphony of Heroes, Festival of Live Arts hits Melbourne and Circus Oz move house!
Melbourne's Big Scary have taken out the 9th Australian Music Prize (AMP) for their album Not Art! As winners, they've taken out the coveted $30,000 prize, courtesy of the principal partner PPCA. The album, which has been a favourite of ours here at the AU, represented the great musical range of both Tom Iansek and Jo Syme - a well deserved winner of the prestigious prize!
We all hate the new Sydney curfews, this much is true. The fact that many hotels are shutting down as well has thrown the state of live music in the city into some dark water - luckily for everyone who still loves their live performances and parties, The Roller Den is partying the fuck on until dawn. The new venue, presented by Kingdom Sounds, will be hosting some of the best bands going about the traps at the moment on Friday night, kicking on until 8am - no curfew!
In this issue: Dan Brodie launches album after hiatus, The Major Bruce Sessions continue with classic Madonna album, Alex and The Shy Lashles announce residencies, Dorsal Fins play debut show, Kate Crowley launches album this March, The Smith Street Band announce Push On Fest!, Kanye West announces second Melbourne show and more.
Australia's festival scene is set to be well-represented at SXSW this year, now with the St Jerome's Laneway Festival being the third Aussie festival to announce a showcase in Austin this month. Laneway, who have had arguably one of the most successful festival tours of 2014 thus far, will be holding their shindig at Holy Mountain on March 15th, showing off the talents of not only some of our best, but some great international bands as well.
Two of the country's best and well-loved festivals are headed to Austin to show the Americans how we do! Secret-Sounds are presenting the Falls Festival/Splendour in the Grass SXSW party at Holy Mountain in Austin and features some great talent from not only Australia, but the US, UK and Canada too!
In This Issue: Quite an interesting mix this week. Old timers like Oasis, Grace Jones and Brian Eno all have records being dropped or reissued over the next couple of months. Some great Australian talent in here too, Sydney acts Rainbow Chan and Seekae are releasing music pretty soon, and Melbourne band All The Colours are gearing up for their debut. Lots going on in here...
Dave Moufang has a long and rich history in modern electro music, a genius in fusing genres to make a trademark and unique sound. From his entrance to the scene in the late 80s through into the 90s, Moufang has become a true heavyweight in the field. He will be in the country for a run of tour dates this month, make sure you get to catch him!
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are releasing their Oddments album this week - their fourth LP in 18 months! To coincide with its release, the band will be on the road playing venues of all different sizes. They're doing some festivals here, some club dates there...all of which you need to ensure you get your asses along to!