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Massachusetts' The Hotelier announce national November/December Australian Tour with Ceres

Massachusetts' own The Hotelier are heading down under this November/December for a string of Australian Spring/Summer dates. 2015 has been a big year for fans of the new punk/progressive emo scene, having already seen tours from Citizen, Title Fight and The Story So Far, and we're capping it off with The Hotelier, who's gorgeous album Home, Like No Place There Is has been a breakout hit with fans of emotional punk everywhere.

1349 announce Australian tour for February 2016

Norwegian black metal masters 1349 - who, fun history fact, take their name from the year the Black Death reached Norway - have announced an Australian/NZ tour for early 2016. Lucky fans across Perth, the East Coast, and New Zealand will be able to catch 1349's brand of Norwegian darkness from February 23. The tour is in support of their most recent album - the 6th in 18 years - Massive Cauldron of Chaos.

Full line up and timetable release for Surry Hills Festival this weekend

One of the biggest celebrations of local music and inner-city culture is happening at Ward Park in Surry Hills tomorrow. The Surry Hills Festival will once again be offering a comprehensive pool of what fuels the inner-city and inner-west, across live music, good food, good drink, and just generally good times.

Buffy Sainte-Marie's Power in The Blood Announced as Winner of 2015 Polaris Music Prize

The Polaris Music Prize annually honours, celebrates and rewards creativity and diversity in Canadian recorded music by recognizing, then marketing the albums of the highest artistic integrity by a panel of music critics. Spanning a half century music career, Buffy Sainte-Marie was given the accolade with her latest album Power in the Blood.

Brand new house festival "Electric Gardens" will be coming to Sydney for Australia Day Weekend

Australia Day weekend got a little less exciting once Big Day Out was booted from our festival calendars, but it's about to get a little bit sweeter with the announcement of a boutique house festival coming to Sydney. Electric Gardens will showcase international names in dance music from around the world on Australia's favourite weekend.

The Lulu Raes, Waax, Skegss and more pack out the second line-up announcement for Festival of the Sun

The second artist announcement for Festival of the Sun has been announced. The Lulu Raes, Polish Club, Skegss, The Owls, Dusty Boots, Ziggy Alberts, Waax, Jeremy Neale, A.D.K.O.B, Low Lux, Woodlock, Twin Haus, Wish, Royal Chant and The Mountains are all set to make an appearance at this year's event. Click through for all the details.

Jon Toogood announces solo 'Planet of Sound' Tour around Australia

Frontman of New Zealand band Shihad, Jon Toogood has announced his own massive solo tour around Australia. The 'Planet of Sound' tour will give Australian fans a chance to see him perform some of his favorite songs, including his own records, live and acoustic at venues around Australia.

Charlie Wilson announces exclusive Sydney show with Floetry

To supplement their appearances at Soulfest this year, both Charlie Wilson and Floetry will be performing an intimate Sydney sideshow at The Factory Theatre on Thursday 22nd October.

Album News Weekly - 24th September 2015

In This Issue: Disclosure, Peaches, OPM, U.S. Girls, Gypsy and the Cat, Crayon Fields, The Pinheads, New Order, World's End Press, Kaskade and Fetty Wap...

Massive 37 band lineup revealed for The Aussie BBQ at CMJ 2015

Pictured: Michelle Xen

The Aussie BBQ has become a fixture of the international touring schedule of any emerging Australian band, hitting up events like The Great Escape, Canadian Music Week, SXSW and Music Matters in Singapore every year. Well, next month the event will once again take over the Delancey (168 Delancey St, New York) for an entire day and night of Australian music as part of the annual CMJ conference and music festival.

Australian rock royalty set to play the largest and longest Red Hot Summer Tour ever

The Angels, Noiseworks, Jimmy Barnes, Mark Seymour & The Undertow and The Badloves are among the names in Australian rock royalty set to play this year’s Red Hot Summer Tour.

Garrett Kato tours to support new album and announces tour dates with Pete Murray

Byron Bay’s Garrett Kato is currently touring to support his new album, That Low and Lonesome Sound. You can catch the Canadian-born artist at one of the two remaining album launch shows in Sydney and Melbourne this week.

 Kato is then set to open for Pete Murray on a 27-date regional tour through October, November and December. Click through for more info.

The Decemberists, Tom Jones and Jackson Browne Join 2nd Artist Announcement for Bluesfest 2016

Bluesfest has just announced the second installment of artists to perform at the 5 Day Festival, held each year over Easter, just north of Byron Bay. Set to join the 2016 line-up is Tom Jones, The Decemberists, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Jackson Browne and more. Click through for the full announcement and more info...

Never Shout Never announce Australian headline tour

In support of their latest album Black Cat, Never Shout Never are set to embark on their very first Australian headline tour. Last here for Soundwave Festival in 2011, Christofer Drew and his band will return to our shores in early December. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 23rd September, click through for all the dates and info!

Jordan Leser, Ella Thompson and more to perform at The Galeries Spring Social in Sydney this week

The Galeries inaugural Spring Social commences in just two days time with decadent food and lifestyle activities planned for Sydney siders. Now the best and brightest emerging musical acts including Jordan Leser will be performing live sets across four days from Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th of September.