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.
From a small-town in England, The Stranglers formed in 1974 and are now considered one of the most influential bands to have emerged from the British new wave scene. Making their way around to all Australia’s mainland capitals next year, The Strangers will play hits from their acclaimed debut album, Rattus Norvegicus, all the way through 2012’s album, Giants. Click through for dates and info...
The Exploited launched a new breed of politically outspoken anarcho-punk and became the number one independent album of 1981, with their debut Punk's Not Dead. Within a year, the band released album Troops Of Tomorrow which became an all-time classic punk album! Now, The Exploited are set to unleash 35 years of fury upon Australia and New Zealand in their upcoming tour... Click through for dates and info...
Discovered as a 16 year old by legendary Jazzman James Morrison, Emma Pask has performed all over the world, from Queen Elizabeth Hall in London with BBC Concert Orchestra, to China with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, and a little more closer to home, gracing the stage at the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Having just celebrated 20 years of musical collaborations with Morrison, Pask is set to release her fifth studio album, Cosita Divina this year on Friday September 25 at Art and About Sydney.
Oklahoma native, singer-songwriter, JD McPherson is set to introduce Australia to his special brand of Rock 'n' Roll. With innovative tunes that mesh different musical influences, McPherson will be performing soulful and exciting songs to Australian audiences next February. After jetting off to Europe and criss-crossing around the US on headline tours and as opening acts, McPherson is excited to headline his own five shows across the Australian East Coast to promote his latest album, ‘Let The Good Times Roll’.
After they burst onto the music scene in 2012 on Australia’s Got Talent, The Wolfe Brothers are embarking on a 30-date national tour. And if that isn’t enough, the band are also unveiling their latest single and video clip from their #2 ARIA Country Album, Nothin’ But Trouble. Filmed at one of the band’s favourite drinking establishments from their hometown in Hobart, single "One Beer At a Time" is their fourth single from the album.
It’s a huge day for Cold Chisel fans! The iconic and legendary band have announced the title and release date of their brand new studio album, The Perfect Crime. Hitting stores on October 2nd, this release coincides with their first gig on their One Night Stand tour. Featuring songs from recording sessions across 2014 and 2015, this album will be kick-started by the single "Lost", released to radio and TV on August 28th.
With their 2012 break-out debut World Music and their 2014 album Commune, Sweden's Goat have made plenty of fans around the world, and now they're finally coming to Australia. The band deliver a heavy dose of acidic grooves, hypnotic incantations, serpentine guitar lines, Nigerian afrobeat and Anatolian funk. They’ve taken their electrifying show around the USA and Europe and now the guys will embark on their debut tour of Australia with our own garage psych lords King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, alongside their already announced appearance at Meredith Festival!
Sydney's treasured Newtown has been through a rough patch lately, forced to become the new commercial nightlife spot by questionable lock out laws. While this has dampened the usually vibrant - and comfortable - cultural hub at times on the weekend, the spirit of Newtown culture has remained in tact, and for that the team behind The Music & Booze Co. think the street deserve a new street party concept, dubbed The King Street Crawl, which will showcase some great local talent across a range of pubs, bars, restaurants, and shops, all of which call Newtown's renowned King Street home.
Front man of the legendary Australian bands Noiseworks, INXS and now for The Dead Daisies, Jon Stevens is hitting the Aussie roads with his Take Me Back tour. Having just added an Adelaide show to the dates, this one's set to impress. Click through for the details.