“Listening to Hinds is like waking up and being told you’re about to live the most fun day of your life.” – Paste Magazine. Does that sound good to you? How about a band of four Spanish women singing songs about lust and teenage mischief?
Evocative, feel-good dance music is the forte of Sydney producer Hayden James and he'll be taking it all across Australia next month on the biggest tour of his rapidly rising career. The full national live tour kicks into gear in Melbourne on 6th February and concludes on 13th March in Adelaide.
Thundamentals ain't stopping. Ever since the release of So We Can Remember, the trio embarked on a wildly successful album campaign which saw them play festival stages around the country and most recently, kick ass alongside the Hoods on their Australian tour. To mark the first anniversary of the album, Thundamentals have announced a headline tour of their own, the 'Elephant in the Room' tour, set to kick off in March and continue all the way through into May!
British musician, producer and DJ Simon Green aka Bonobo will be returning to Australia and New Zealand for a run of special DJ sets this March. These special solo shows promise to include "spectacular visuals" and provide us with some hypnotic and hugely entertaining sets.
Indie folk band, Phox, who hail from Wisconsin, USA, have just announced their debut Australian show. Following on from the June release of their debut self-titled LP, the six-piece band are bringing their soulful, indie pop sound to Sydney’s Newtown Social Club on Tuesday, March 10.
Mass Sky Raid will be heading out on tour through March off the back of their new single, "Enemy"! The Coolangatta natives will launch the track down the country's east coast, shows which are sure to earn them more fans. The band's music has been in the process of being refined, worked on hard and the result is quite obvious - Mass Sky Raid have poured everything into producing this piece of high energy rock.
New shows have been added to Angus & Julia Stone's upcoming national tour, with fans in Wollongong, Newcastle, Coffs Harbour and the Sunshine Coast now in with a shot of seeing the sibling duo perform live. The Angus & Julia Stone summer dates will see them hit up both regional and metro venues, playing in some incredible settings around the country. Following on from their recent sold out album tour, the addition of these extra tour dates is going to be a welcome announcement to those fans who may have missed out twice around.
We'd be here a while if we were to go through and list all the rad things Sticky Fingers were able to accomplish. Off the back of their stellar sophomore record Land of Pleasure, the Sydneysiders were able to tour relentlessly (and may we add, very successfully), earn enviable chart positions and even head overseas with their music on a larger scale.
We dare you not to dance whenever Client Liaison are in the building. The last year or so has seen the Melbourne duo conjure up some amazing party vibes, especially in recent times, when they've been touring their popular debut EP. Monty and Harvey are getting ready to do one last tour of Client Liaison with the 'Pretty Lovers Tour', which will see them kick things off with their highly anticipated Secret Garden Festival appearance!
ZA! is a futuristically primitive, transoceanic two man Orchestra from Barcelona. The duo is comprised of multi-instrumentalists Spazzfrica Ehd & Papa duPau and literally only gets more insanely convoluted but none the less intrepidly enticing from here.
Incubus are one of the drawcard bands for many Soundwave punters this year, that's for sure. Now, for fans in Sydney and Melbourne, two sideshows have been announced for these cities in February! What makes the reveal even sweeter is that Incubus are set to be joined by Antemasque and Le Butcherettes! For a night full of amazing and clever rock music, these are the Soundwave sideshows you'll want to be at.
Sydney fellas, Hellions, are set to take off on a headlining national tour to support the release of their new record Indian Summer. The record drops in just a couple of short weeks, and just now they have released a new track titled 'Creasy'.
Some new news out of the Soundwave campp this afternoon, with the reveal that recent addition The Smashing Pumpkins have announced some exclusive sidewaves for February! The gigs, lined up for Sydney and Melbourne, will see the iconic band bring their extensive back catalogue, including their latest album Monuments to an Elegy to Australia for a highly anticipated visit.
Known to many as the singer who has redefined pop music for a generation, Jessie J will be bringing her vintage and modern blended music to Australia this March for a series of headline shows.
London based Vanilla Ace is set to tour Australia for the very first time this January, thanks to Soapbox Artists. After exploding onto the EDM scene in 2012, the producer will finally be bringing his soulful house music to some of the most loved underground venues on Australia’s East Coast. Citing influences ranging from 1980’s disco to New Swing Jack, this is not a show to miss!