Daniel Rossen has added another Melbourne show to his February tour of Australia! The Grizzly Bear guitarist/co-vocalist will be making his debut solo appearances in Sydney and Melbourne early next year, showcasing his debut EP Silent Hour/Golden Mile. The talented musician is no doubt going to be received warmly over this way, with the original Melbourne show at the Northcote Social Club already sold out and the Sydney date continuing to sell rapidly.
Adelaide MC Tkay Maidza continues to carve it up, with a new single alongside Paces earning its first play on radio today as well as new tour dates and and international signing being announced in quick succession. Did we mention she's only 18 still? Maidza, currently in the US for Culture Collide and CMJ, has been signed with The Agency Group (Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, A$AP Rocky), which will no doubt see her hard hitting, fun rhymes and beats reach more people on an international scale in no time. Her new single with Gold Coast producer Paces, "Switch Lanes", is already generating love online, and by the time Tkay returns to Australian in November, the fans will be fully ready for her to smash out live shows everywhere. So it's a good thing she's got a new stack of tour dates to give us, isn't it?
London Grammar certainly are making up for their previous Australian tour cancellation, by today adding a second show in Sydney for their March 2015 tour! Meeting the overwhelming demand for the British trio, the extra date will see London Grammar play the Enmore on March 9th, adding to the already strong positive response to their recently announced show at Brisbane's Riverstage.
In this issue: Hand of Mercy announce Aussie support acts on their tour, Gyroscope sells out in Perth, Damon Albarn is joined by Melbourne Artist Fraser A. Gorman for upcoming show and KUČKA prepares for debut national tour. Also, Luluc have announced their supporting acts, unfortunately Confession has had to pull out of upcoming tour,and Josh Pyke adds another show in Newcastle!
Currently in the middle of a successful North American tour, Odesza have announced that they'll be bringing their powerful live show through to Australian stages next January! With their new album, In Return, already out through Inertia, Odesza will be continuing to cultivate and strengthen their Australian fan base. They enjoyed warm welcomes when they opened for RUFUS a few months ago, so if you weren't able to see them perform back then, this is your perfect opportunity!
HAMJAM are gearing up for some select shows over the next few months, with their debut EP currently being prepared to reach more audiences as we enter the New Year. The Perth duo will be releasing the record this Friday but in the meantime, they've just dropped the film clip for "Love", the first single to be taken from the EP.
If you were at any of the Feelings shows late last year, you'll remember how hectic they became. With the Philadelphia Grand Jury performing as well, you essentially got two sets by the same band and the result was a glorious, sweaty affair. While the tour did some great things for Berkfinger's solo work as Feelings, having the original Philly Jays line up back on stage for that brief run of shows ignited something again with the fans and obviously, with the band, as now they have announced they're getting back together for a new run of shows and a new album!
In this issue: Colour Bomb play at the Gasometer's Halloween Party, Decibel presents 'Inner Space: The Giacinto Scelsi Project', DXHeaven premieres "All The Time" , I'lls launch debut album, The Harpoons announce Melbourne album launch, Teeth & Tongue for show at Shadow Electric, Yes Please celebrate turning three, Black Cab announce a one-off album launch in Melbourne, Emotionwork's Cut Opera present 'Carmen', Dallas Crane play at The Espy and Souls of Mischief return to Australia after almost nine years!
January will see NZ's Fat Freddy's Drop return to Australia with their massive new single, "Slings & Arrows"! Preparing to bring it to life at what will be their biggest show yet at London's Alexandria Palace - we're talking a sold out 10,000 strong crowd - Fat Freddy's Drop have added a run of headline Australian dates to keep the positive momentum going strong. The single will be released on October 17th, with their as yet untitled new record set for a 2015 release.
In great news for Australian fans, Belle and Sebastian have announced a slew of dates out this way early next year! The Glaswegians have already been announced on the NZ Laneway Festival line up, but in order to ensure their Aussie fans don't miss out, the band has scheduled in a capital city tour through January and February. Success!
Jackie Marshall’s GOOD PEOPLE EP, was released under the moniker The Peppercorn Queen et The Fat Lambs and to celebrate she's taking it on the road in November and December.
Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Sarah Mclachlan, has just announced she will return to Australia after ten years away.
Our Man in Berlin have just announced that they will headline the Astor Lounge on Friday November 7. The show will celebrate 2014, which has been a breakthrough year for the band, before they head back into the studio in December.
The UK’s Mat Zo will headline and tour Australia with main support and local DJ/producer Nick Thayer.
Jack Carty has added 25 new dates to the already-announced Esk Album Tour, including a plethora of regional shows around Australia and New Zealand.