The world premiere of Floods will take place across Queensland throughout September and October. Floods is an Australian opera inspired by the people who lived through the devastating floods of 2011.
Hailing from Sydney, The Sweet Apes have called it quits, but would love to end their time as a band on a high note! The Sweet Apes have released ‘A Change In The Weather’ which is a four-track collection of Post Hardcore songs. To celebrate their final time being a band, The Sweet Apes have announced a string of farewell tour dates across Australia.
Held at Sydney's Capitol Theatre, the 14th annual Helpmann Awards were presented overnight! Some of Australia's most talented performers and industry members were in attendance to announce the winners of the 2014 awards, recognising the artistic achievement and general excellence within the field of this country's live performance industry. Presenters included the likes of Geoffrey Rush, Lucy Durack and Ursula Yovich, with the ceremony taking place on the set of the amazing stage production of The Lion King - a production who had won an esteemed four Helpmann Awards in the past.
Arguably one of the biggest DJs currently touring Australia, Hot Dub Time Machine is gearing up for his biggest, most epic national tour yet! Aptly dubbed the 'Biggest. Tour. Ever', Hot Dub Time Machine is headed to Australian theatres this October and November for some nights of partying crowds aren't likely to be forgetting in a hurry.
To celebrate the release of their debut album, Nothing Ever Really Stays The Same, Olivers Army have announced a string of tour dates! Olivers Army will launch their debut album all across Australia. The power of 5 will kick start the tour on August 29th in Melbourne and smash through till October 10th in Adelaide.
Don Walker and his band The Suave Fucks have announced an Australian tour, in support of their latest single "The Perfect Crime', taken from their album, Hully Gully.
Brisbane's The Ninjas have announced a bit of an east coast run for September to promote their self-titled debut EP! The record, released on August 22nd, features the band's latest single "Never Had Much Time", which they've also released a great film clip for! Forming in 2012, The Ninjas have been fast making a name for themselves on the local circuit, for energetic live shows and a great handle on what makes rock and roll music so much fun.
Michigan's CHIODOS will be making their way back to Australia in the early part of next year! January and February will see CHIODOS touring off the back of their fourth album Devil, their first visit to Australia in over five years. The album, which has marked the return of founding members Craig Owens and Derrick Frost, plus the debut of newbie Thomas Erak, is possibly the most daring CHIODOS album yet and fans down this way should be expecting one hell of a show.
Dan Cribb & The Isolated will be playing their first shows outside of WA with a mini tour through NSW next month! Featuring members of Burning Fiction and Varial, the band also has a new drummer in James Davies in the fold, making for quite the talented bunch of musos! The band will be testing out new material from their soon to be recorded album - don't miss your opportunity!
Jumping on the burgeoning love affair with Australian crowds which has only grown stronger with their recent Splendour in the Grass visit, The 1975 have announced that they'll be returning to this part of the globe next year! The Brits will be touring Australia and New Zealand in January for some massive shows bound to sell out.
In this issue: Saskwatch to headline inaugural The Alexander Technique, John Murry returns to Australia, Wunder Wunder announce Melbourne show, Bad Vision play one last Melbourne show before Europe tour, Rock Trivia and Live Performances in support of Artful Dodgers Studio, The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra to play free show at the Espy, Kimbra to play at Asthma Charity event, Strangers From Now On to launch new album, The Stevens play last show before U.S Tour, The Basics to play The Gasometer, Low Speed Bus Chase to launch new single and Maxi Priest to play exclusive show in Melbourne.
Last seen in Australia for Soundwave, Jimmy Eat World have been announced to stage a return Down Under - including a visit to NZ - to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their Futures album! The band will perform the album in full to mark the occasion - after their recent festival sets went down as some of the most popular of the day back in the earlier months of 2014, we're expecting these shows to be even more special, that's for sure!
When Nick Cave takes to stages in Australia and New Zealand at the end of this year, it's pretty much a guarantee that emotions are going to be running high. The legendary artist is set to perform a run of intimate solo shows around the country and over the pond through November and December and today, one more Melbourne show has been announced while more are now officially sold out! What's more, the names of the musicians set to join Cave's ensemble for these show have also been revealed and...well, if you're a Bad Seeds fan, this is a good afternoon indeed.
Pioneering high energy rock music in Australia, Radio Birdman have been constant influences on many current bands today. An effervescence live performance group, generating a solid following over their extensive presence within the Australian music scene, Radio Birdman got many excited when it was announce that they'd be touring. The band will be reissuing their whole back catalogue, releasing a previously unreleased live concert from 1977 and will have all be on the road with founding members Deniz Tek, Rob Younger and Pip Hoyle along with Jim Dickson and other friends through October and November!
Described as Adelaide most prominent four-piece of 'roots, folk and Celtic bushman brassy punk', The Timbers are going to be bringing all these elements to a stage near you this August and September! With the release of the video for their latest single "Mean Streak", The Timbers are gearing up for a run of shows that blend great musicianship with a wickedly good sense of humour and fun.