In this issue: Future Islands album tour, The Belligerents EP tour, Robert Forster at the Thornbury Theatre + more...
FUTURE ISLANDS AUS ALBUM TOUR
Baltimore trio Future Islands' romantic synth sound scales new heights with third album On the Water, submerged currents of Simple Minds, Ultravox, Brian Eno, Japan, Talk Talk, David Bowie surface in their most ambitious and fully realized statement yet. Built around a song cycle exploring love, loss, and memory, the album finds the band continuing to deliver pounding rhythms, swelling melodies, and undeniable hooks finding new ways to probe inner space and tug at hearts.
On Our Water Tour:
WEDNESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER
- NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB
Tickets: www.northcotesocialclub.com, consume.oztix.com.au
THURSDAY 20 SEPTEMBER
- OXFORD ART FACTORY
Tickets: www.moshtix.com.au, consume.oztix.com.au
THE BELLIGERENTS SHE CALLS THE SHOTS EP TOUR
Brisbane indie-electronic five-piece The Belligerents have recently announced their forthcoming EP She Calls The Shots alongside an enticing run of dates throughout the country in July and August.
SATURDAY AUGUST 11
FBi Social, Sydney
Tickets: $10 +bf
SATURDAY AUGUST 18
Plus One @ Ed Castle, Adelaide
Tickets: $10 on the door
Eager to showcase wares from their upcoming release, the band have just applied the finishing touches to a new video clip for latest single “Steal Money”.
ROBERT FORSTER THORNBURY THEATRE SHOW
As one of the founding members of the much loved Brisbane group The Go-Betweens, Robert Forster has an enviable cannon of songwriting credits to his name. He has released 9 albums with The Go-Betweens and 4 solo albums of original material. His last solo album The Evangelist, released in 2008, was nominated as one of the albums of the year by the influential Uncut magazine in the UK.
Friday October 26
THE LIVING END RETROSPECTIVE TOUR AT THE CORNER
The Living End are thrilled to announce that they will embark on an unique and ambitious tour this year. The tour will see the band play each of their six albums in full, back-to-back, start to finish, across 35 shows in five capital cities.
THE ROSEMOUNT HOTEL – PERTH
Thu Nov 01 - State of Emergency
Fri Nov 02 - Modern Artillery
Sat Nov 03 - The Ending is Just the Beginning Repeating
Sun Nov 04 - Roll On
Mon Nov 05 - The Living End
Tue Nov 06 - The Living End
Wed Nov 07 - White Noise
THE GOV – ADELAIDE
Sun Nov 11 - Roll On
Mon Nov 12 - The Living End
Tue Nov 13 - The Living End
Wed Nov 14 - White Noise
Thu Nov 15 - State of Emergency
Fri Nov 16 - Modern Artillery
Sat Nov 17 - The Ending is Just the Beginning Repeating
Tickets: thelivingend.oztix.com.au, moshtix.com.au, venuetix.com.au
THE HI FI – SYDNEY NSW
Wed Nov 21 - White Noise
Thu Nov 22 - State of Emergency
Fri Nov 23 - Modern Artillery
Sat Nov 24 - The Ending is Just the Beginning Repeating
Sun Nov 25 - Roll On
Mon Nov 26 - The Living End
Tue Nov 27 - The Living End
Tickets: thelivingend.oztix.com.au, thehifi.com.au
THE ZOO – BRISBANE QLD
Sat Dec 01 - The Ending is Just the Beginning Repeating
Sun Dec 02 - Roll On
Mon Dec 03 - The Living End
Tue Dec 04 - The Living End
Wed Dec 05 - White Noise
Thu Dec 06 - State of Emergency
Fri Dec 07 - Modern Artillery
THE CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE VIC
Tue Dec 11 - The Living End
Wed Dec 12 - White Noise
Thu Dec 13 - State of Emergency
Fri Dec 14 - Modern Artillery
Sat Dec 15 - The Ending is Just the Beginning Repeating
Sun Dec 16 - Roll On
Mon Dec 17 - The Living End
Tickets: thelivingend.oztix.com.au, cornerhotel.com
PHEBE STARR UPCOMING SHOWS
Introducing Phebe Starr, an exciting new talent from Sydney's northern beaches. Her debut single, “Alone With You”, is a startling achievement, one that perfectly showcases her lyrical depth, emotional intelligence and a voice that is going places. Think Sia, Florence or Stevie, if you need comparisons.
Phebe has spent the last two years honing her live performance across the globe from the UK, NZ and back home in Australia, played alongside the likes of Sparkadia, Switchfoot, Lanie Lane, and Elizabeth Rose. She recently played her first headline Sydney show to a packed crowd at the Standard.
WED 15 AUG
MANNING BAR, SYDNEY
SUPPORTING THE RUBENS
WED 12 - THU 13 SEP
JONATHAN WILSON AUS SHOWS
Indie folk dreamer Jonathan Wilson will grace our shores for the very first time this September to show us what the folk we've been missing!
His atmospheric guitar work and mellow vibrations will saunter over to Melbourne's The Corner, Sydney's The Standard and Brisbane Festival at the infamous Spiegeltent.
Friday, September 14
Melbourne – The Corner
Saturday, September 15
Sydney – The Standard
Sunday, September 16 & Monday September 17
Brisbane Festival - Spiegeltent
TOURISM SYDNEY SHOWS
Born from old friendships and kindred hearts picked up along the way, young Brisbane four-piece Tourism’s laddish lyricism, inherent pop smarts and jagged, angular guitar play are the perfect antidote to those winter blues.
2011 was a banner year for the band, with Tourism being invited to play Splendour In The Grass, while courting the affections of triple j with a string of thoughtful, energetic and undeniable recordings like Horses Back and Paint In Colours.
Friday August 3
The World Bar
Saturday August 4
BIG THINGS VOL. TWO TOUR
Big Village Records have announced the forthcoming release of Big Things Vol. Two. Released on August 10, it is the labels latest compilation and features all exclusive new tunes from Big Village founding members Tuka (Thundamentals), Ellesquire, Daily Meds, True Vibenation and Loose Change, as well as collab tracks and solo tunes from Reverse Polarities, Suburban Dark, Rapaport, Klue and Tenth Dan.
In what can only be described as a gargantuan undertaking by anyone’s standards, to celebrate, they’re taking the whole damn label on the road for a national tour to launch said album– that’s nearly 20 of Sydney’s finest MCs, DJs and Producers.
Sept 14th @ OAF - Sydney
Sept 22nd @ Northcote Social – Melbourne
Oct 5th @ The Cambridge - Newcastle
Oct 6th @ Gearins - Blue Mountains
ANIMISTIC EP LAUNCH
Spacious, low, hypnotic, heavy, groovy, impactful and sinister. Animistic have it all and plan to dish out the monolithic slabs with the launch of the debut EP Incarnate.
Formed in 2010, Animistic are a five piece delivering savage riffing, driving rhythms and violent vocals to create a wall of sound that is dark and crushing. Having spent the past two years reaping havoc on local stages, theyhave gradually etched their mark, developing, creating and honing in on their own style that has seen them steadily rise in confidence, stature and popularity.
Friday August 10
The Amplifier Bar, Perth
w/ Empires Laid Waste, Paradise In Exile, Inanimacy
RAINBOW CHAN & OUTERWAVES AT THE WORKERS
Following huge premiers on FBi Radio, Pedestrian.TV, USA's Live For The Funk and Berlin's No Fear of Pop, Brisbane based vinyl imprint Silo Arts are proud to announce the Sydney launch for Rainbow Chan & Outerwaves split singles 7" record.
Thursday July 26
The Workers Club
w/ Andras Fox, Tomb Hanx, DJ sets from Lindsay Tuc
LATE ARVO SONS, BAD VISION, QUINCE AT THE B.EAST
Burgers, beers and bands are a winning combination if ever there was one. You can get your fill of all these things at Lygon Streets newest place, The B.east.
Late Arvo Sons, Bad Vision and Quince will be getting together to make a racket for your listening pleasure. Entry is the most excellent price of free and the joint even has bacon infused vodka!
Saturday July 28
80 Lygon St, Brunswick East
DON MCGLASHAN SOLO TOUR
Don McGlashan of the The Mutton Birds, is one of New Zealand’s best-known and beloved songwriters. Now living back in NZ, Don has released a couple of highly-acclaimed solo albums as well as collaborating with other stellar musicians on a wide range of projects. Recently he’s also been duetting live with Brian Ritchie of the Violent Femmes and Australian legend Paul Kelly.
Friday July 27
75 Enmore Rd, Newtown
Sunday July 29
The Toff In Town
2/252 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC