The indie-groove-pop 5 piece, At The Dakota hail from the top end of Australia with musical influences and inspirations from acts like Incubus, Kings of Leon and Cold War Kids. Having found their way in the local Darwin music scene with their addictive pop sensibilities and quirky lyrics, the group will be heading out across major cities in Australia for their first ever national tour in support of their debut EP, Stories.
Jack Colwell is fast establishing himself as Australia’s next great musical rebel, with the video clip for his new single “Don’t Cry Those Tears” racking up almost 9,000 plays on Vimeo and YouTube in just two weeks. On August 28, he released a five-track EP, Only When Flooded Could I let Go, featuring “Tears” alongside his 2014 single “Far From View”. Today, Jack announces a stripped-back headline show in Melbourne, plus an evening in Sydney presented by Rolling Stone.
When it comes to hip hop, few can match the respect and influence that surrounds Big Daddy Kane. Pioneering member of the infamous Juice Crew and certified solo megastar, his style has been permanently embedded in the very heart of hip-hop and he has gone on to influence some of the industry's biggest including Jay-Z and Nas. Now Sydney and Melbourne are going to get a chance to witness this incredibly accomplished rapper live as he has announced two very intimate sideshows to accompany his appearance at Meredith Music Festival.
Canadian songstress, Ann Vriend returns to Australia for a special showcase at the BIGSOUND music industry conference in Brisbane this September and has just released a brand new single. Her latest Single, “A Need So Wide (You’re The One)” was handpicked based on the keen response from her Australian fans. Ann is embarking on a small run of shows to coincide with the single release, bringing her full band out on tour Down Under for the very first time...
A two-date tour has been announced, delivering Australia a massive triple bill featuring three pioneering reggae acts. Dubbed the Reggae Royalty tour, the all-star line up will feature multi-platinum luminary Eddy Grant, veteran duo Sly and Robbie, and Grammy Award winning quintet Inner Circle.
WA producer Sable and his darker alter-ego Shadow Sable have announced a battle-slash-tour taking him/them around Australia for a comic-inspired AV show to determine split-identity dominance. Promising to be a theatrical club experience, Sable's concept tour will take him through September and October in clubs spanning Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane.
One of our favourite Adelaide groups, Horror My Friend, have announced they've signed with Poison City Records, who will release their long awaited debut album Stay In, Do Nothing, in January 2016. This is the Melbourne based label who bring us the likes of The Smith Street Band, Clowns & The Bennies - so the Adelaide group are in some pretty fine company.
New York electro-alt-rock duo Ratatat are headed to Australia this December with the Australique tour. The tour, in support of their long-awaited fifth album Magnifique, coincides with Ratatat's appearances at the sold out Meredith Music Festival and the Fairgrounds Festival in Berry, NSW.
After breaking all the internets when pre-sale tickets went on sale earlier this week, Australia's favourite band Tame Impala have added a second Sydney Opera House Forecourt show on their new, massive Australian headlining tour, their first in three years. Tame Impala are set to head out on a European tour next month, followed by a handful of American dates, before kicking off their Australian tour in November.
With an ability to instantly brighten up even the dankest dancefloor, Sydney club favourite Basenji is taking his records on the road for a five-date national tour presented by Future Classic, Astral People, and Maker Agency. This follows the release of new single and video "Petals", a colourful preview of his debut EP Trackpad.