Since taking the reins from Nina Las Vegas on triple J's House Party program each Saturday, KLP has been able to capitalise on the great following she already had as an electro artist with maintaining a presence in the Saturday nights of beat loving Australian music fans around the country. Live crowds have been loving her work at festivals including BIGSOUND, Splendour in the Grass and Field Day and now, she's announced her first ever run of live shows, this November and December!
Celebrating the release of their debut album Falling For You by way of east coast tour this November, is Melbourne band The Harpoons! Kicking off with a hometown show at Howler, the band will be bringing their new baby to crowds in Sydney and Brisbane! The Harpoons have already enjoyed some early international acclaim, with the likes of SPIN and Saint Heron giving them props, and their star on the local Australian scene also continues to rise and shine.
In this Issue: Caitlin Park has releases new track and announces date for final Australian show, Madden Brothers headline Luna Park 'HalloScream' event, Jason Mraz adds extra show in Sydney, Paloma Faith excited to rock in Sydney for another night, and Soul of Sydney perform at fundraiser. Ásgeir travels down under, Claire Morgan and Massimiliano Pagliara perform together on stage, Urthboy brings his signature mixtape sound to Sydney, and Chich are proud to announce their residency at Batch Brewing Co, Marrickville.
Corona Extra are bringing us a massive free national tour to ease us into summer, featuring Alaskan bred, Portland based indie legends Portugal. The Man at 25 venues across Australia this November!
Following their performances over the NYE period at Falls Festival both Run The Jewels and Joey Bada$$ will bring their explosive live shows to both Sydney and Melbourne for two double-bill shows that are not to be missed. Both acts have inspired such a devoted following among hip hop fans worldwide that this is something which is pretty much guaranteed satisfaction.
Many people will remember a time when Gyroscope dominated their music collections. The Perth band who enjoyed much success from 2004 onward, I remember, were such a popular act to be listening to when I was discovering new Australian rock music in high school. Fans will remember Sound Shattering Sound fondly and probably won't believe that it's been 10 years since was released! To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the band announced today that they would be taking it on the road for a very special national tour!
Coinciding with the end of Mental Health Awareness week is going to be live music fundraiser for beyondblue, "Paint It Blue". Held at Melbourne's Reverence Hotel on October 11th, the event will celebrate Melissa Green's birthday and along with the performances, will be encouraging people to speak up, share their stories and reach out. In raising awareness for depression, anxiety and suicide, "Paint It Blue" hopes to help those struggling at the moment by having people onboard to share their stories of overcoming issues and inspiring others to reach out for help.
To support the release of their single "The Red Cape", Arundel have just announced that they are going to tour the East Coast, and that they will be accompanied by a long list of guests.
Canada's Lindi Ortega will be returning to Australia this October to tour alongside the equally as talented Justin Townes Earle! She'll also be performing headline dates of her own in Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne on what is going to be her second tour of Australia.
Ãsgeir has just announced that he will bring his falsetto-folk harmonies and delicate electronics that feature on his 2014 LP, In the Silence, to the Forum Theatre and the Sydney Opera House next January.
Glen Tilbrook has just announced that he will return to Australia in December to tour his fifth non-Squeeze album, Happy Endings.
Returning to Australia for the first time in six years is Jamie T! Much has been made about the Brit's return in the form of new album, Carry On the Grudge - Jamie's third studio record, his first in five years. Already releasing two infectious hits in "Zombie" and "Don't You Find", the album has been impressing fans and newcomers alike, and it was only released last Friday!
Melbourne's Foreign/National have been garnering quite a lot of praise from international corners, with their three released singles seeing the likes of Hype Machine, The Line of Best Fit and more giving them due props. Now, the band is ready to take their debut EP on the road and will be doing so this October and November! Available now through DOWNTIME, Foreign/National's self-titled EP is one which will be turning people's heads - a great hold on pop sensibilities, while working in some interesting and unique influences at the same time, Foreign/National have crafted something special.
Yeo's singles "Girl" and "Kobe" ensured that he was an artist to be taking note of. Earning acclaim from various areas of the industry and live crowds, Yeo has more recently enjoyed the live praise off the back of shows with the likes of Fractures and Glass Animals. Now, with his new EP Come Find Me released, Yeo is working towards two upcoming dates in Melbourne and Sydney - get keen!
When he released his debut single "Police Car" earlier in the year, Owen Rabbit made an impact and man, was it a good one. Touring the single successfully only recently, the Melbourne based artist now continues the momentum with his new single, "Violence and Degradation". A darker song than "Police Car", Rabbit goes further this time in demonstrating his progression as an artist and as a music fan playing with influences. He'll be touring the new material through a run of dates in October and November - do not miss out on the opportunity to see what he does live this time round!