The AU review is excited to exclusively announce the Australian return of Bam Margera as Fuckface Unstoppable. Having already conquered the world of professional skateboarding, reality TV, and having starred in all three Jackass movies, Bam Mergera has ventured into the realm of music with his chaotic band, Fuckface Unstoppable... and he’s bringing the band to Australia again this May.
The stunning George Maple has dropped a fantastic new single in "Where You End And I Begin" today, as well as a run of tour dates we're so excited to see! The Future Classic goddess crafted the track with Philadelphia rapper Grande Marshall and is sultry as all hell - a perfect track to get you hyped for Maple's upcoming tour dates.
The mysterious Montgomery, just one of I Oh You's talented roster artists, has announced her first ever live shows off the back of her debut EP New Clear War. In a music climate where seemingly nothing is deemed illusive any more, it's impressive that Montgomery has been able to construct and more importantly, maintain, this aura about herself and her music. These live shows, touted as 'Act I', will be the first time audiences will have seen Montgomery perform live and already, the anticipation is building.
Mumford & Sons have come out of the gates with a few announcements this morning, hinting to a potential Australian visit from the Brits in the near future. First up, news of their forthcoming album, Wilder Mind. Following on from the band's sophomore release Babel, Mumford & Sons got into the studio in London to record with James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, HAIM) after writing and demo'ing with Aaron Dessner in Brooklyn and at the home of Sigh No More, Eastcote Studios in London.
If some sweet alternative folk stylings are your bag, then this tour may be just the right one for you. Marta Pacek will be teaming up with The Jessica Stewart Few from Canada for a co-headline tour that will take the group down the east coast this month and through into April! It's the first time the musicians have embarked on a tour like this one, so there's no doubt some memorable moments are going to be created on the run of shows, which includes some festival appearances as well as headline shows.
Returning to Australia following a successful jaunt through Europe and Brazil, Jackson Firebird aren't ready to settle back into off-road life yet, announcing a run of Australian shows for March and April! The duo have recently been spending time in studio over in Austin, Texas, working with Chris 'Frenchie' Smith (The Darkness, Dandy Warhols) on some banging new rock and roll tunes, so fans can expect to hear some snippets of this new material ahead of the new Jackson Firebird album, due for release later this year!
One of the feature artists for this year's Bluesfest in Lenny Kravitz, has just announced that his whole tour of Australia has been cancelled. Citing scheduling issues, Kravitz's run of Australian dates haven't been rescheduled at this stage, it's been made clear that the circumstances leading to the tour's cancellation were definitely unforseen. Kravitz was due to perform in Sydney and Melbourne as well as the Byron Bay festival, not to mention dates in South East Asia and Japan as well this April.
Synth-pop visionary Andy Bull is embarking on a nationwide tour this April/May in support of his latest single and 2014 album Sea of Approval. The ‘Talk Too Much’ tour will see ten performances across the country, including regional stops Wollongong and Newcastle.
Brisbane trio Columbus are rising through the ranks, quickly making a name for themselves as one of Australia’s most exciting punk-rock outfits. Between recently dropping their Home Remedy EP and securing a spot at the Queensland Soundwave Festival, the boys are definitely ones to watch this year.
After debuting at BIGSOUND 2014, experimental pop artist Lia Mice is coming back to Australia for her first Australian tour since, this April. Fresh off the release of her second LP I Love You last November and supporting tours in France, Japan and USA, the artist will be visiting three locations: Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
Things are about to get loud with Portland legends Red Fang bringing their heavy metal, three albums and countless world tour experience to Australia and New Zealand this May. This will be the band’s first headline tour of Australia and New Zealand (ever!) and marks two years since they first played in Oz as part of Soundwave Festival 2013.
In case you missed it yesterday, your girl Tkay Maidza announced a run of headline dates around the country this April! The Adelaide emcee is taking her now renowned high energy live show to a bunch of venue and the tickets are now on sale for all dates. If you managed to see Tkay do her thing on the Laneway Festival tour, you'll have heard her dynamo new single "M.O.B", which then led many reviews of her set and style to feature the word 'slay' somewhere in amongst all the acclaim.
British rock band, You Me At Six has just announced a 2015 Australian tour. The band will be making four stops across the country with Tasmanian punk-rock group, Luca Brasi, who will accompany You Me At Six for three out of four dates. Having just sold out shows at London’s Wembley Arena and around the world, You Me At Six’s Australian dates are expected to be no exception. Get your tickets on March 5 at 9AM before they’re gone. Full set of dates below:
Aussie indie band British India are releasing their brand new record Nothing Touches Me on Friday, March 13. The fifth studio album will feature recent single “Wrong Direction” and their new track, "Suddenly". In support of the release, the band have just announced an eighteen date Australian tour, spanning from Darwin to Hobart.
World renowned dance concept Boiler Room will be returning to Sydney on Friday 27th February in a secret venue, delivering a line up of progressive acts in an intimate club environment. Headlining the night will be music maestro Steve Spacek, a man renowned for the legendary foundations he helped lay with the band Spacek, his acclaimed solo work, and his collaborations with the late, great J Dilla.