Alpine is back, baby! The six piece who have been out of the spotlight for a bit working on the follow up to popular debut album A is for Alpine, have recently announced their sophomore album in Yuck, released a catchy as hell single in "Foolish" and now, friends, Alpine have unveiled some new tour dates for fans to get around! The album is out on June 12th, with the national tour dates kicking off on June 24th and continuing right through until July 11th. With the band having spent time touring abroad off the back of A is for Alpine's American release, we're looking forward to seeing the Melbourne act's new live show as no doubt, they'll be returning with some of that high energy goodness Australian fans will be expecting.
Hozier may have only been in Australia for a good time, not a long time, this month but man, was his presence felt over the few shows he did perform! Wowing the crowds at Bluesfest over in Byron Bay, not to mention the lucky ones who managed to secure tickets for his headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne, the Irish performer dashed back to the US where he did it all over again for the crowds at Coachella. If you weren't able to see Hozier on this last trip, you're in luck, as another tour has been confirmed today, taking him to Brisbane and Perth as well for the first time.
This August, deathcore fans can be revelling in the joys of catching Chelsea Grin do their thing on stages around the country, as the band tours Australia for the first time in a headline capacity, supporting their new album Ashes to Ashes. Joining them on the road will be popular live act Boris the Blade, the Melbourne band set to tour the country fresh off an epic run around the US.
In his debut album Daydreamer, Harts well and truly set himself up as one of the most exciting and interesting musicians to emerge out of Melbourne at the moment. Most recently, you may remember his appearance on Triple J's Like A Version segment, where he threw down a great rendition of his own track "Red & Blue", not to mention tackling Daniel Johns' "Aerial Love", drawing in much praise. A talented multi-instrumentalist and performer, Harts has announced the release of a new EP and a slew of tour dates for people to get along to mid-year.
It's a beautiful relationship Tim Rogers and The Bamboos have. Ever since "I Got Burned", we've been looking forward to further collaborations between this group of musicians and now, we've gotten it! A full album, entitled The Rules of Attraction, is lined up for a May 22nd release and from mid-June, fans can be seeing Rogers and The Bamboos touring the material around the country. If you've seen them on stage together in the past, you'll know things tend to get a bit hot, a bit heavy and all of the funky - we can't wait to see what a full album of material means for a Tim Rogers/The Bamboos live performance.
Melbourne based singer songwriter Dan Parsons will be touring his new single "I'll Live and I'll Die" around the country through May, with fellow talented muso Steve Grady also taking to the stage with him! The single is the first cut to be released from Parsons' forthcoming third album, showcasing his talents as a multi-instrumentalist - for this single, Parsons plays guitar, drums and bass.
Pop your hands up if you've enjoyed Kingswood's music with a cold Coopers in hand/being chugged down. Perhaps you've even been one of the lucky ones to have had a plastic cup of the beer poured down your back during one of the band's famous hectic live shows. Either way, the rock music Kingswood have made their name in producing goes hand in hand with the excellent live music culture in Australia Coopers has long been apart of, so it makes good sense that the two would partner up for a tour all of their own. This May and June, Kingswood will be performing around the country as part of the 'Coopers After Dark' series, presented by Coopers Dark Ale.
If you're set to head along to see KLP and Young Franco do their thing in a club near you over the next few weeks, you may be in need of some good turn up tunes to get in the mood. Well, if that's the case, Young Franco's got your back. The talented young producer and musician has released his new EP, Franco & Friends and has made it available as a free download, simply by heading on over to his Facebook page!
AC/DC are set to come home at the end of the year, with the iconic rockers announcing an Australian leg to their 'Rock or Bust World Tour'. Since the band released their latest album, Rock or Bust, it's since gone to #1 and has provided an outlet for new fans to become familiar with the band's wider catalogue, while for the fans who've been on the Akka Dakka train for years now, it's proven what they've known to be true for decades - the band just doesn't stop. Set to headline Coachella this weekend, AC/DC will then begin the 'Rock or Bust World Tour' in Europe this May.
American duo Tigers Jaw will be bringing their music to Australian audiences for the first time this July! Set to travel around the country for a hectic run of shows, the band has been described as a kind of hybrid of Saves the Day and Fleetwood Mac, when it comes to melodies and rhythmic talent. Pretty interesting, I think!
When Youth Group got together last year for what was a rare performance of their brilliant album Skeleton Jar, it was such a popular decision that has now led to a proper re-release of the band's breakthrough album this year on vinyl and some more performances in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
It's been a little bit since we've seen The Jungle Giants out on the road, but that's all going to change come May, with the Brisbane act set to tour their new tune "Every Kind of Way", not to mention other classic cuts from their ever-growing body of work around the country. The tour news comes with the release of their new music video for "Every Kind of Way", directed by the talented Michaela Holmes and shot in the band's hometown.
Elana Stone has been a busy lady in recent months. Between working on some fantastic music with All Our Exes Live In Texas and performing on stage in the Australian production of Tommy during this year's Adelaide Festival, Elana's been prepping the release of her next solo studio album. Released in two parts, her third album is entitled Kintsugi and will see release on April 17th.
Melbourne and Sydney have already seen the return of renowned party concept and live streamed event Boiler Room; now it's Adelaide's turn. In it's South Australian debut broadcast, Boiler Room will be setting up in the bustling city at a secret underground venue and shining a spotlight on label Untzz 12 Inch.
Melbourne performer Shelley Segal is gearing up for the release of her fourth studio record in the Strange Feeling EP and to mark the occasion, the singer songwriter has announced a trio of Melbourne launch dates! Her new single "Sidelined" also serves as a tasty little tidbit of what listeners can be expecting from the new material, catchy and pop-infused. Strange Feeling saw Segal work at Birdland Studios with Robert Upward and Lindsay Gravina (Adalita, Stonefield) and will be out on May 8th.