King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard today release their fifth album, I'm In Your Mind Fuzz, in Australia and after receiving international praise for performances at CMJ in New York, it's perfect timing for the Melbourne band to announce a run of live show dates on home turf for the end of the year! The album tour marks the band's return from what has been an extensive run of international touring bouts through America, Europe and the UK, where they've been making a solid impact on crowds in those territories. On the Australian tour, The Babe Rainbow will joining in on the fun.
They've received praise from all over the globe and collaborated with the likes of Frank Ocean, Earl Sweatshirt and most recently Ghostface Killah. Now the boys from BADBADNOTGOOD have released the latest single 'Triangle' off their third self titled album III, and are coming to the land of Oz.
Harmony James, a two-time music award winning songwriter and Lachlan Bryan, a CMAA award winner will be touring together for a short run of live dates throughout November this year. They will be hitting the road as solo performers with Harmony presenting and delivering music from her new album Cautionary Tales and Lachlan featuring songs from his acclaimed album Black Coffee.
Already announced on the WOMADelaide line up, Rufus Wainright brings his broad spectrum of talents back to Australia after 3 years for a headline tour.
With over 2 million views on YouTube, over 30,000 independent album sales, a 2013 European Blues Award, and winning Best Solo Performer at the Memphis Blues Challenge, the entire world is now discovering Canada’s talented Matt Andersen. The powerful performer with a giant, soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence will be returning to Australia for a run of shows in January 2015 to release his new album, Weightless.
Labelled across the board as one of the best band of 20-somethings, the pretending to be The Beach Boys, Teen Sensations made up of George Browning, Yuri Johnson, Corey Herekiuha and Jeremy Neale are keeping the legay of Bobby “Boris” Pickett alive and have announced their Monster Beach Party EP and tour! The boys showed the world that surf instrumental music isn’t dead and they’re back with a Halloween release and new single Monster Beach Party.
The gloriously depressive Danish punk rock wunderkinds ICEAGE have announced their return to Australia to play Sugar Mountain Festival as well as headlining performances in Sydney and Brisbane. Still giddy from the recent release of their third LP Plowing Into The Field Of Love featuring piano, mandolin, viola, and organ, and an East Coast tour, Iceage will lend their talents to Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory and Brisbane’s Alhambra Lounge. The praise is endless for these Copenhagen kids, but perhaps it was NME that said it the best… ”Be thankful for Iceage”.
Live Nation and Niche have announced today that fast-rising progressive R&B star Tinashe will embark on a three-date debut Australian tour next Feburary. The stunning 21 year old singer, songwriter, and performer will be bringing her edgy R&B to Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane.
It was semi-confirmed earlier in the month thanks to a series of teases from Frontier Touring, but now tonight it is 100% official. The mighty Foo Fighters will be bringing their latest album Sonic Highways to Australia, supported by Rise Against for a series of dates taking them through February and March 2015.
We've taken a look at some of the shows we're going to be heading to throughout the week ahead and deliver you this guide - our national gig picks of the week!
Popular Sydney nightclub Chinese Laundry will be throwing one of their funkiest Garden Parties yet when the legendary hip-hop group De La Soul pop in to rock the mic on Sunday December 14th. As an exclusive sideshow to their appearance at the sold-out Meredith Music Festival, De La will be bringing their rich body of work to an intimate club setting, playing to a crowd who are already well aware of just how exciting they are as live performers.
Melbourne band The Trotskies are gearing up to head out on tour this November and December with their new single, "DYR"! Having made quite the impact last year with the release of their debut EP, the band has since gone on to support the likes of Kele, Wolf & Cub, Gang of Youths and more, all the while carving for themselves a memorable sound and live presence. This run of headline shows will see the five piece head to venues in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney - bringing the hypnotic and epic "DYR" to life in this powerful environment they're becoming known for conjuring.
Today the Twilight at Taronga Series was launched in Sydney, with a stellar line up of Australian and international musicians confirmed to perform as part of the 2015 series. In a perfect setting of the harbour-side ampitheatre, these shows will return for it's 20th year in 2015 from January 30th through until March 21st.
French quintet Paris Combo will be bringing their entertaining live set up through to Australia next year! Fusing contemporary French chanson, gypsy jazz and pop music, the group have announced that an Australian stop will be included on their 2015 international tour schedule! Paris Combo have an impressive 20 tours of the US under their belts and have become festival favourites the world over. The group will be returning to Australia for the first time in over a decade, so don't miss out!
Fans have been waiting for Conor Oberst to announce a return to Australia for quite some time and if you're like us, you were waiting for some headline shows to be announced after it was announced he'd be playing Golden Plains in March next year. Well, that announcement has come today, with Oberst schedule and confirmed ro play a run of headline shows along with US folk/rock act, The Felice Brothers.