Versatile Alabama emcee Yelawolf will be returning to Australia at the end of this year, eager to showcase his latest full-length Love Story with four headline shows planned across Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, and Perth.
Coming to Australia for the first time this October is The Riptide Movement! The Irish group have recently been hitting some big markers in their career following their 2014 signing to Universal Records, taking on huge festival stages through the UK and Europe with their certified #1 album, Getting Through.
Pugs. Arguably one of the most majestic animals to walk the earth. Also my favourite breed of dog, aside from Boston Terriers and Beagles. So you can imagine how delighted I was to receive news of Super Best Friends' new tour was accompanied by a look at their new film clip which features all the pugs. Basically my dream. The band, already known for hooking people in with some catchy as fuck tunes in the form of debut LP Status Updates, will be touring new single "All My Friends Are Leaving Town" this August and going off the success of their recent album tour, we'd say this one is going to be a great run of shows.
Florence + The Machine haven't even kicked off their current Australian run of shows yet but already, they've gone and impressed their many fans out this way by announcing that they'll be back for an extended run of shows later in the year! The British act's shows in Melbourne and Sydney as part of their trip to Australia for Splendour sold out in minutes following a ticket allocation via ballot system being carried out, ensuring that hardcore fans secured the chance to see Florence and co in some brilliant settings. This November tour extends the invite to fans in Brisbane and Perth as well, and we're expecting the tickets to fly just as fast.
All girl indie rock group, Bandintexas, aka The Texans, is heading off on tour around New South Wales. The girls are smashing out their dynamic sound across two states to promote for their new 2015 single "The Scientist". Click through for the tour dates.
Western Australian band The Waifs return in 2015 to celebrate the release of their seventh LP, Beautiful You with a national tour starting in their home town. East Coast dates will be released soon, so keep an eye out in the coming weeks.
Legendary hip hop trio Naughty by Nature have announced a return to Australia as part of their 25th anniversary tour, which will see all three original members heading down for a string of shows that includes all their renowned hits. Prominent in the 90's, the highly influential collective of Treach, Vin Rock, and DJ Kay Gee are responsible for some of the biggest hip hop songs of all time including the anthemic "Hip Hop Hooray", "Feel Me Flow", "OPP", "Holiday", "Jamboree", "Everything's Gonna be Alright" "Mourn You Til I Join You", and "Uptown Anthem".
As has become almost a tradition with festivals, Splendour in the Grass has suffered a loss today, two days out from the 2015, with Catfish & The Bottlemen today announcing they will not be performing at the Byron Bay festival or any of their Australian headline shows due to illness. The cancellation extends to the Welsh band's scheduled appearance in Japan for Fuji Rocks,but it would seem all engagements following their Australian dates are still in effect.
September will see Canadian artist Bahamas return to Australia, last seen in the country supporting City and Colour back in 2012. The muso known for work and collaborations with Feist and Weather Station is currently breaking through with his own work (even though he's got three smashing records behind him) and it's great to see him working his way back to Australia to build on the good receptions generated upon his last visit.
Iconic Melbourne punk legends The Meanies have returned after a 21 year absence from recording with a new album in It's Not Me, It's You! Dropping in September, the record was inspired by the resurgence of bands and mates like Cosmic Psychos in recent times - we need some of that rock flavour back in our lives, right? With an east coast tour scheduled for October too, we can't wait to see what antics come as a result.