The Falls Festival-bound Alt-J today announced on triple j that they've got some headline shows up their sleeves for Aussie fans! Melbourne and Sydney folk will have the chance to see the British outfit roll out some of their new material from their upcoming album, This is All Yours, ahead of their New Year's festival appearances. The band enjoyed much success in Australia when they played the Falls Festival, drawing huge numbers to their sets off the back of the success of tracks including "Breezeblocks", and more.
The fun and folky Miss Elm have a brand new track to show the world called "Bitter Taste" and it's a first taste off of their new EP, titled Hybrid which is set for release late 2014.The quirk Gypsy-Pop Quartet are heading out on the road through October to celebrate the release of their new single. "Bitter Taste<" will be released to the world September 19!
Copenhagen’s Danish punks Iceage will be bringing their singular mix of punk, goth, hardcore, and (lately) country-tinged post, punk to Australia, playing free debut shows in Sydney with Housewives, Low Life, and Ausmuteants, and in Melbourne with Exhaustion and Power.
The ever talented Joelistics is going out on tour this October to support the release of the anticipated and already highly praised album Blue Volume! What is possibly his most personal and candid record to date, Joelistics has really bared all with his latest musical offering and it's time people were able to see it translated to full effect on live stages. Joel's taking mates Sietta and Mathas out on tour with him, so audiences are set to get three powerhouse performances all in one night! Sounds good to us...
It’s unlikely anyone forgot who T-Pain is but in case they did, he’s about to remind them with his national tour beginning this October! The two-time Grammy winner will hit Australian stages in Sydney, Bendigo, Melbourne, Brisbane and encouragingly, Broome. T-Pain released the second single, "Drankin’ Patna" from his forthcoming LP Stoicville: The Phoenix last month, featuring B.o.B. Tickets are now available from various vendors.
US legends The Lemonheads are going to be playing some exclusive Meredith Festival sideshows this December, great news for those many Australian fans who aren't able to get the festival! While they've not released any new material since 2006, the love for Australia the band has had in years past and now has always remained strong. The band's only constant member Evan Dando is basically an honorary Aussie with the amount of time he's spent here and has recently been back in the studio working on new material.
One of the stand out artists we saw when we were at Lollapalooza is set to take to the Meredith Supernatural Ampitheatre and now, select stages around Australia! Phosphorescent was in Australia last in 2011 and from there, the seeds of a great relationship between the country-tinged indie rock artist and Australian fans were properly planted. With six studio records under his belt, Phosphorescent is currently riding the way of what is being lauded as his best effort yet, Muchacho. Trust us, these live shows aren't to be missed.
Devilskin are New Zealand's hottest rock band after achieving Gold for their debut album We Rise after only two weeks, and remaining as the #1 album and Kiwi artist album for three consecutive weeks! Selling out shows everywhere they go with their melodic songs layered with soul, passion and power. This September they will be bringing their epic sound to Australia with a run of East Coast tour dates so get in fast!
Guy Pearce will perform live for one night in Melbourne and Sydney in November to launch his debut album, Broken Bones. This is a rare opportunity to be up close and personal with an intriguing artist who until now has kept his musical side under the radar. With his first release "Storm", now available as a digital single, fans are eager to hear more so now is your chance to see the actor-turned-singer!
In more exciting news from the Meredith Music Festival sideshow camp, Cloud Nothings are also set to play a run of headline Australian shows when they're in the country for the December festival. Bringing their new album, Here and Nowhere Else, to Australia for the first time, Cloud Nothings are set to ignite stages around the country with the same electric energy and fervour that made Australian audiences fall in love with them the first time they came out this year back in 2013.
Ty Segall's inclusion on the 2014 Meredith Music Festival line up is definitely set to be a highlight for many, but for those of you who can't get down there, you're in luck! Segall has announced a run of headline shows to accompany his appearance at the festival, his most extensive Australian tour to date.
The world premiere of Floods will take place across Queensland throughout September and October. Floods is an Australian opera inspired by the people who lived through the devastating floods of 2011.
Hailing from Sydney, The Sweet Apes have called it quits, but would love to end their time as a band on a high note! The Sweet Apes have released ‘A Change In The Weather’ which is a four-track collection of Post Hardcore songs. To celebrate their final time being a band, The Sweet Apes have announced a string of farewell tour dates across Australia.
Held at Sydney's Capitol Theatre, the 14th annual Helpmann Awards were presented overnight! Some of Australia's most talented performers and industry members were in attendance to announce the winners of the 2014 awards, recognising the artistic achievement and general excellence within the field of this country's live performance industry. Presenters included the likes of Geoffrey Rush, Lucy Durack and Ursula Yovich, with the ceremony taking place on the set of the amazing stage production of The Lion King - a production who had won an esteemed four Helpmann Awards in the past.
Arguably one of the biggest DJs currently touring Australia, Hot Dub Time Machine is gearing up for his biggest, most epic national tour yet! Aptly dubbed the 'Biggest. Tour. Ever', Hot Dub Time Machine is headed to Australian theatres this October and November for some nights of partying crowds aren't likely to be forgetting in a hurry.