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Australian News Roundup 09/30/2013
09/30/13 at 10:36 AM by BennyNova
NEWS

Tonight Alive have released a new video for the track Come Home from their new album The Other Side. You can check that out here. The band will be back in Australia for Warped Tour later in the year.

Bluejuice have released a new single entitled S.O.S, with a cameo-laden film clip that pays homage to Ghostbusters. Check out the video here.

Freak Wave (featuring members of Blueline Medic, A Death In The Family) have made a second track from their upcoming self-titled debut available for streaming. You can listen to Please Don’t Ask Me...To Write You A Song here. Freak Wave is due for an October 14 release through Poison City.

Sydney’s Perspectives have dropped a new single entitled All The Lies You Spoke. The single is the first new material since this year’s Blind 7” and was recorded with Clayton Segelov at Sydney’s The Brain Studios. The song is available for free download here.

It appears Endless Heights’ upcoming full-length will carry the title New Bloom according to a recent image circulated by the Sydney outfit. No official release information yet but a release date could very likely coincide with the band’s upcoming November shows in support of Daylight.

Caulfield’s new video for Sour Grapes can be seen here. The song is the first to be released from the band’s debut full-length Vanity. The album will see a release through Halfcut Records on November 8.

Eleventh He Reaches London’s new album Bānhūs is now streaming in its entirety here. The long awaited record will see an official release on October 4 through Hobbledehoy Records.

Melbourne rapper Illy has formed a new label called OneTwo as an imprint of UNFD. His first signing to the label is Adelaide rapper Allday who will release a single to coincide with a tour in November. Meanwhile Illy’s new album Cinematic will see a release on November 8 through the new partnership.

Heroes For Hire have had an eventful week. After being initially announced as main support for the upcoming Forever Came Calling tour, the event’s facebook page listed the shows as Heroes For Hire’s last ever tour complete with breakup statement from the band. Subsequently all traces of the band and statement were removed from the tour page the next day, with management reporting that the band have not split up but will not be playing the tour. As a result Monuments have been bumped up the bill to main support act.

Kate Miller-Heidke has left longtime label home Sony and will independently release her next album O Vertigo in early 2014.

Nancy Vandal are giving fans on facebook the chance to appear in their upcoming video for new single Dumb It Down. Also up for grabs is a hand-painted skate deck by band guitarist Fox Trotsky. Check out a video outlining the competition here.

Check out Grim Fandango’s new film clip for the track Too Punk To Drive here. The band are currently on tour supporting their latest album Flicker Noise, which saw a release in September through Poison City.

Melbourne metallers Jack The Stripper have made their new album Raw Nerve available for streaming here. The record will see an official release on October 4 through MGM.

Adelaide’s Valiant Jones have released a video for a new single entitled Heartless Heart (This Means War). The clip features band guitarist/vocalist Phil Meakin being abducted before having his dreadlocks of nine years chopped off. Meakin raised a total of $3000 for the drastic haircut, the proceeds of which went to depression/anxiety awareness initiative beyondblue.

Perth’s Monuments have released a 22-minute short film based around the recording of their debut album Existence. You can take a look at the documentary entitled Situations here. The band will be heading out on tour as national support for Forever Came Calling soon, full details are available below.

Sydney’s Far Away Stables have released a new single entitled In My Head which you can check out here. The band has also announced a run of shows in support which you can find below.

Melbourne punk label life.lair.regret Records have announced two new releases up for pre-order at the moment. First is the new EP from Melbourne’s Free World entitled Reality (stream two tracks here) and the second is a new release from Brisbane outfit Manhunt. Human Detritus is a joint release with Sydney label One Brick Today and you can stream some tracks here. Check out the full catalogue here.

Melbourne prog-rock/metal act Circles will release their new album Infinitas via Basick Records on October 14. A national tour has been announced which you can find the dates for below. The band are currently touring the UK and Europe with The Dillinger Escape Plan.

The planned second date of the Sydney leg of Big Day Out has been merged into the January 26 event with organisers claiming they were perhaps “a bit ambitious expanding to two dates in Sydney.” Tickets already purchased for the cancelled date are valid for the merged event or a full refund can be made before October 30.

In the ARIA Album Charts this week, Kings Of Leon took #1 on debut with Mechanical Bull, while also debuting strong were Drake’s Nothing Was The Same at #2, Eskimo Joe’s Wastelands at #12, Adalita’s All Day Venus at #30 and HellionsDie Young sneaking into the top 50 at #49.


TOURS

AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS

In support of their recent releases, Lincoln Le Fevre, Jen Buxton and Lucy Wilson will be teaming up for a run of shows in October dubbed the Lemon, Lime & Jitters Tour. Le Fevre and Buxton recently issued a split through Poison City whilst Wilson released her debut EP Full To The Brim through Jackknife Music.

03/10 - Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle [18+]
05/10 - Beatdisc Records, Sydney [AA]
06/10 - Blood, Sweat & Beers Fest, Sydney [18+]
25/10 - Winston Hotel, Hobart [18+]
27/10 - Reverence Hotel, Melbourne [18+]


Far Away Stablestour dates in support of new single In My Head shape up as follows.

09/10 - Racket Club, Newcastle [AA]
10/10 - Snitch, Brisbane [18+]
11/10 - Upstairs @ 199, Brisbane [AA]
24/10 - Hot Damn, Sydney [18+]
25/10 - POW, Melbourne [18+]


After a successful tour in Europe, Paper Arms are returning home to celebrate five years as a band with some national shows. They’ll be joined on select dates by Apart From This.

18/10 - Woody’s Surf Shack, Byron Bay [18+]
19/10 - Crowbar, Brisbane [18+]
25/10 - Smith’s Bookstore, Canberra [AA]
27/10 - Black Wire Records, Sydney [AA]
31/10 - Royal Oak, Launceston [18+]*
01/11 - Brisbane Hotel, Hobart [18+]*
02/11 - The Metro, Adelaide [18+]*
09/11 - Reverence Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
*Apart From This not appearing.


Circlestour dates in support of their upcoming album Infinitas shape up as follows.

08/11 - Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
09/11 - Bald Faced Stag, Sydney [18+]
23/11 - Enigma Bar, Adelaide [18+]
29/11 - Transcontinental Hotel, Brisbane [18+]
06/12 - Amplifier Bar, Perth [18+]
07/12 - Prince Of Wales, Bunbury [18+]


Frenzal Rhomb’s sporadic touring schedule on the back of their last album Smoko At The Pet Food Factory continues with two more regional NSW shows being announced. Tickets are available now.

08/11 - Wollongong Uni, Wollongong [18+]
09/11 - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle [18+]


Melbourne’s High Tension have announced a short run of November shows in support of their upcoming full-length Death Beat. Be sure to check out their new video below.

08/11 - Spectrum, Sydney [18+]
09/11 - Crowbar, Brisbane [18+]
15/11 - The Tote, Melbourne [18+]


INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS

After the cancellation of this year’s edition of Harvest, acts have slowly started to confirm headline dates to make up for the axed festival shows. The first of these are Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, who’ll play four shows in November.

13/11 - Metro, Fremantle [18+]
15/11 - Billboard, Melbourne [18+]
16/11 - The Hi-Fi, Sydney [LIC/AA]
17/11 - The Hi-Fi, Brisbane [18+]


Another ex-Harvest act, Franz Ferdinand, will still visit the country to play some intimate east coast shows. Tickets are on sale October 3.

14/11 - The Forum, Melbourne [18+]
15/11 - Metro Theatre, Sydney [18+]
17/11 - The Tivoli, Brisbane [18+]


Pop-punkers Forever Came Calling will be heading to Australia in late November for a national tour supported by Perth’s Monuments. Tickets are on sale October 4.

22/11 - Black Market, Adelaide [18+]
23/11 - Bang, Melbourne [18+]
24/11 - Wrangler Studios, Melbourne [AA]
26/11 - The Basement, Canberra [18+]
27/11 - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle [18+]
28/11 - Hot Damn, Sydney [18+]
29/11 - Chatswood Youth Centre, Sydney [AA]
30/11 - Trinity Church Hall, Brisbane [AA] (Afternoon)
30/11 - Thriller, Brisbane [18+] (Night)
01/12 - The Grid Arts Centre, Toowoomba [AA]


CLIP OF THE WEEK

Mountain Of Dead is the first single from High Tension’s new album Death Beat, and if a blood drenched melee between The Blood Brothers and Yeah Yeah Yeahs sounds like your cup of tea then check these guys out. Death Beat is due for release October 26 through Cooking Vinyl Australia.

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Australian News Roundup 09/22/2013
09/21/13 at 09:35 AM by BennyNova
NEWS

As speculated last week, the upcoming edition of the Harvest festival has indeed been cancelled due to poor ticket sales. A number of the acts scheduled to perform will still tour Australia around the festival dates with announcements due to be made soon. The news comes just days after Soundwave Touring head AJ Maddah was confirmed as having bought a stake in the Big Day Out festival from original promoter Ken West.

Wollongong’s Mary Jane Kelly have resurfaced after a lengthy period of inactivity. The band have plans to reissue their 2010 debut album Like There’s No Tomorrow with new mixing and mastering before heading into the studio to work on new material. Head here to hear a new version of the track If God Were Here.

Sydney’s Caulfield have joined Halfcut Records for the release of their upcoming debut album Vanity. The album is due November 8 and is the follow-up to 2010’s Clarity In A Sea Of Confusion EP.

Listen to a new track from The Bennies entitled Anywhere You Wanna Go here. Their upcoming second album Rainbows In Space is slated for a November 8 release through Poison City Records and the band have announced a run of dates in support which you find detail for below.

Lincoln Le Fevre has joined the already impressive lineup for the inaugural Boonanza event on September 28 at Melbourne’s Reverence Hotel. Head to the official event page for full details. This week saw the release of Le Fevre’s split 7” with Jen Buxton which you can stream in full here.

Last weekend’s Defqon.1 dance festival has been under scrutiny during the week after a drug related death and 87 arrests marred the proceedings.

The Smith Street Band have started a photo diary to document their current international touring which you can check out here. The band are currently in Europe and are set to follow that with shows in the US and Canada in support of Frank Turner.

Members of In Name And Blood, The Omen and Bear Witness have joined forces in a new powerviolence outfit named Caged Grave. The band’s new 8-song demo EP is up for pay-what-you-want download here.

Melbourne’s Have/Hold will release their new 7” Song For Bill Of The Trains/Dexamphetamine Blues in October through Midnight Funeral. The double a-side is available to pre-order here and you can listen to the track Dexamphetamine Blues here. The band have also announced some dates in support of the release which you can find below.

The 2014 Future Music Festival lineup has been announced, with Deadmau5, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Phoenix topping the bill. Head here for full details.

The Butterfly Effect have released their first single with new vocalist Paul Galagher. You can listen to Eyes Down here. Galagher replaces longtime vocalist Clint Boge who departed the band last year.

Sydney’s Forever Ends Here and Newcastle’s Trophy Eyes have been announced as national supports for Neck Deep’s upcoming Australian tour. For a reminder of the dates head here.

Perth’s Chainsaw Hookers released a video this week for the track Party Man which you can check out here.

Melbourne’s The Spinning Rooms are set to release their second album in as many years at the end of the month. The album is titled Complicating Things and will see a release through Every Night Is A Saturday Night Records on September 27. Production on the record was again handled by Tom Lyngcoln of The Nation Blue and Harmony fame and Mikey Young of Eddy Current Suppression Ring. Check out a clip of the band performing a new song entitled Julia here and check out their upcoming tour dates below.

Sydney’s New Empire have released a video for the track Say It Like You Mean It which you can check out here. The song comes from the band’s upcoming album In A Breath and you can find tour dates in support below.

Adelaide hardcore act Starvation will joint-release their self-titled debut album through Clarity Records and Lethal Dose Records on November 22. Take a listen to a track from the album entitled Vultures here and head here to pre-order on CD and LP.

Melbourne’s Kashmere Club recently released their new EP Lost & Sound and you can now stream and purchase the whole thing here. The release was produced by The Living End vocalist/guitarist Chris Cheney.

Twin Forks, the new outfit of Chris Carrabba, will join City And Colour on select dates of their upcoming Australian tour. Head here for details.

Take a look at this week’s happenings in the national ARIA music charts here.


TOUR DATES

AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS

The Spinning Roomsdates in support of new album Complicating Things shape up as follows.

04/10 - The Waiting Room, Brisbane [AA]
05/10 - Tym Guitars, Brisbane [AA]

18/10 - Black Wire Records, Sydney [AA]
19/10 - Terrace Bar, Newcastle [18+]
26/10 - Release The Bats Fest, Melbourne [18+]
16/11 - Brisbane Hotel, Hobart [18+]
23/11 - Secret Show, Melbourne


New Empire are set to play the following dates in support of upcoming album In A Breath.

17/10 - Small Ballroom, Newcastle [18+]
18/10 - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney [18+]
19/10 - ANU Bar, Canberra [18+]
24/10 - Toff In Town, Melbourne [18+]
25/10 - Powerhouse, Brisbane [18+]
26/10 - Joe’s Waterhole, Eumundi [18+]


Have/Hold have announced the following shows in support of their new 7” single.

18/10 - Crowbar, Brisbane [18+] w/ We Set Sail, Seahorse Divorce, Midwest
19/10 - Black Wire Records, Sydney [AA] w/ Harbourer, Summer Policy, Zzzounds
20/10 - Yours & Owls, Wollongong [AA] w/ Harbourer, Mowgli, Sundial
25/10 - Old Bar, Melbourne [18+] w/ Oslow, Darts, Kill Taker
01/11 - Crown & Anchor, Adelaide [18+] w/ Grenadiers, Post War, Crash


The Bennies have announced a run of dates in support of upcoming album Rainbows In Space which shape up as follows.

24/10 - Crowbar, Brisbane [18+]
25/10 - Island Vibes Fest, Stradbroke Island [18+]
31/10 - Enigma Bar, Adelaide [18+]
01/11 - House Show, Bunbury [AA]
02/11 - Yah Yah’s, Perth [18+]
07/11 - Phoenix Lounge, Canberra [18+]
08/11 - Black Wire Records, Sydney [AA]
09/11 - Great Northern Hotel, Newcastle [18+]
14/11 - Karova Lounge, Ballarat [18+]
15/11 - Brisbane Hotel, Hobart [18+]
16/11 - Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne [18+]


Closure In Moscow have announced a headline tour to coincide with their upcoming single The Church Of The Technochrist. The band will be joined byfellow Melbournites All The Colours and tickets are on sale now.

21/11 - Jive Bar, Adelaide [18+]
22/11 - Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne [18+]
28/11 - Transit Bar, Canberra [18+]
29/11 - Annandale Hotel, Sydney [18+]
30/11 - Small Ballroom, Newcastle [18+]
05/12 - Spotted Cow, Toowoomba [18+]
06/12 - Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane [18+]
07/12 - Tattersalls Hotel, Penrith [18+]*
*All The Colours not appearing.


INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS

German psychedelic rock outfit Kadavar will visit the country in November with Swedish “garage psych” group Blues Pills in tow. Tickets are on sale now.

21/11 - Rosemount Hotel, Perth [18+] w/ The Devil Rides Out
22/11 - Mojo’s, Fremantle [18+] w/ Legs Electric
23/11 - Uni Bar, Adelaide [18+] w/ Before The Aftermath, Hydromeda
24/11 - Cherry Fest, Melbourne [18+]
26/11 - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne [18+] w/ King Of The North, Child
27/11 - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne [18+] w/ River Of Snakes, Sun God Replica
28/11 - ANU Bar, Canberra [18+] w/ Tumbleweed, Looking Glass
29/11 - Factory Floor, Sydney [18+] w/ Nunchukka Superfly, Dead China Doll
30/11 - Annandale Hotel, Sydney [18+] w/ King Of The North, Arrowhead
01/12 - Crowbar, Brisbane [18+] w/ Dreamtime, Still Mates


Steel Panther and Buckcherry will team up for a national tour in December. Tickets are on sale September 27.

06/12 - Riverstage, Brisbane [LIC/AA]
07/12 - Hordern Pavilion, Sydney [LIC/AA]
08/12 - Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne [LIC/AA]
10/12 - Entertainment Centre Theatre, Adelaide [LIC/AA]
12/12 - Metro City, Perth [18+]


The recently reunited Daughters will tour Australia for the first time in January. Limited pre-sale tickets are available here.

09/01 - Crowbar, Brisbane [18+]
10/01 - Bald Faced Stag, Sydney [18+]
11/01 - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle [18+]
14/01 - Amplifier Bar, Perth [18+]
16/01 - Enigma Bar, Adelaide [18+]
17/01 - Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne [18+]


Legendary punk outfit Misfits will return down under in January for a run of shows. Tickets are on sale September 27.

16/01 - The Zoo, Brisbane [18+]
17/01 - Corner Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
18/01 - Factory Theatre, Sydney [18+]
19/01 - Amplifier Bar, Perth [18+]


While in the country next year for the 2014 edition of Bluesfest, Iron & Wine will play two headline sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne. Tickets are on sale now.

22/04 - Forum Theatre, Melbourne [18+]
23/04 - Opera House, Sydney [18+]


CLIP OF THE WEEK

New Brisbane outfit Young Lions have released a new video for the track Before The Storm. The band notably features vocalist Zachary Britt, also of Dream On Dreamer. The band’s debut album Burn is slated for an October 4 release through Shock Records.

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Australian News Roundup 09/15/2013
09/14/13 at 09:16 AM by BennyNova
NEWS

In the ARIA Album Charts, the #1 position this week was taken on debut by Arctic Monkeys with their new album AM while London Grammar’s If You Wait came in at #2. Also a big week for Australian bands in the top 10 with Tonight Alive’s sophomore release The Other Side debuting at #5 and Violent Soho’s Hungry Ghost landing at #6. Take a look at the full Top 50 here.

Seminal Melbourne punk outfit Bodyjar will release their seventh album Role Model on October 18 through UNFD. The album is the band’s first new material since 2005 and you can check out the video for first single Fairytales here. The band have also announced a national tour to coincide with the release which you can find details for below.

Harmony have signed to Poison City Records for the release of their second album Carpetbombing, due in early 2014. The band have made a track from the effort entitled Cut Myself Clean available for listening here.

The second batch of acts has been announced for the seventh annual Blood, Sweat & Beers fest, with Jen Buxton, Lincoln Le Fevre, Lucy Wilson and Pinch Hitter comprising the acoustic stage for the day. They join a lineup that includes The Nation Blue, Grim Fandango, Lo!, Safe Hands, Oslow and more. The fest takes place at Sydney’s Hermann’s Bar on October 6.

Vance Joy
’s single Riptide has now reached double platinum status in Australia. If you’ve yet to hear the track, check out the official video here.

Hands Like Houses have released a new video for the track Introduced Species which you can check out here. The song comes from the band’s new album Unimagine which saw a release in July through Rise Records.

Brisbane post-rockers We Set Sail will release their long awaited debut full-length Rivals in October. The album was recorded by the band at their practice space/studio Neutral Ground and mastered in the US by Jay Maas (Defeater). Take a listen to a track from the effort entitled Minimalism As An Art Form here.

Sydney’s Solkyri have been announced as main support for Eleventh He Reaches London’s upcoming October album tour. The post-rock outfit released their debut full-length Are You My Brother? earlier in the year.

This year’s edition of the Harvest Festival is reportedly close to cancellation due to poor ticket sales according to Soundwave Touring head AJ Maddah. Acts due to appear at the festival include Franz Ferdinand, Neutral Milk Hotel, Desaparecidos and Volcano Choir.

Gold Coast’s The Lost Cause are teaming up with Melbourne’s Clowns for a split 7” entitled Party ‘Til Death. The record will be available from October 1 and serves as a precursor to new material from both bands. The Lost Cause are soon to release a tour documentary entitled This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things and Clowns are gearing up for the release of their new full-length I’m Not Right on October 10 through Poison City.

Hellions have released a new video for the track The Penultimate Year which you can watch here. The song comes from the band’s debut album Die Young, which will see a release September 20 through UNFD.


TOURS

AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS

Melbourne’s Apart From This have announced a run of east coast shows in support of their recently released full-length In Gloom.

05/10 - House Show, Melbourne [AA]
11/10 - Old Bar, Melbourne [18+]
12/10 - Bang, Melbourne [18+]
18/10 - Woody’s, Byron Bay [18+] w/ Paper Arms, Postblue
19/10 - Crowbar, Brisbane [18+] w/ Paper Arms, Postblue
25/10 - Smith’s Bookstore, Canberra [AA]
26/10 - Beatdisc Records, Sydney [AA]
27/10 - Black Wire Records, Sydney [AA]


Saviour have announced a run of national dates in support of their upcoming debut album First Light To My Death Bed with support from Sydney’s For All Eternity and Perth’s Anchored. Tickets are on sale September 19.

25/10 - Rosemount Hotel, Perth [18+]*
26/10 - YMCA HQ, Perth [AA]*
01/11 - City Band Hall, Mt Gambier [AA]
02/11 - Phoenix Youth Centre, Melbourne [AA - Afternoon]
02/11 - Bang, Melbourne [18+ - Night]
03/11 - Fowler’s Live, Adelaide [LIC/AA]
04/11 - Masonic Hall, Wodonga [AA]
05/11 - The Basement, Canberra [18+]
06/11 - Sohier Park Hall, Ourimbah [AA]
07/11 - Snitch, Brisbane [18+]
08/11 - Tall Poppy Studios, Brisbane [AA]
09/11 - Annandale Hotel, Sydney [18+]
10/11 - Masonic Hall, Blacktown [AA]
*For All Eternity not appearing.


Bodyjar’s national tour in support of new album Role Model shapes up as follows, with support on all dates by Tasmania’s Luca Brasi. Tickets are on sale September 16.

31/10 - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle [18+]
01/11 - The Hi-Fi, Sydney [18+]
02/11 - Corner Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
07/11 - Brisbane Hotel, Hobart [18+]
08/11 - Uni Bar, Adelaide [18+]
15/11 - Rosemount Hotel, Perth [18+]
16/11 - Prince Of Wales, Bunbury [18+]
22/11 - The Hi-Fi, Brisbane [18+]
23/11 - Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast [18+]


INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS

Joey Cape will be touring with Scorpios bandmate Brian Wahlstrom in October and November for a series of shows in tribute to the late Tony Sly of No Use For A Name. Tickets are on sale now.

24/10 - Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide [18+]
25/10 - Karova Lounge, Ballarat [18+]
26/10 - Reverence Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
27/10 - Brisbane Hotel, Hobart [18+]
30/10 - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle [18+]
31/10 - Annandale Hotel, Sydney [18+]
01/11 - Crowbar, Brisbane [18+]
02/11 - The Loft, Gold Coast [18+]
03/11 - Beachcomber Hotel, Toukley [18+]


Limp Bizkit will return next month for their first visit since 2012’s Soundwave Festival. Tickets are on sale September 20.

25/10 - Riverstage, Brisbane [LIC/AA]
26/10 - Entertainment Centre, Sydney [LIC/AA]
27/10 - Festival Hall, Melbourne [LIC/AA]
29/10 - Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide [LIC/AA]
31/10 - Metro City, Perth [18+]


Wednesday 13 will be spending Halloween in Australia playing a short run of shows on the east coast in support of new album The Dixie Dead. Tickets are on sale September 19.

30/10 - The Hi-Fi, Brisbane [18+]
31/10 - Metro Theatre, Sydney [LIC/AA]
01/11 - Billboard The Venue, Melbourne [18+]


Daylight will return to Australia in November in support of their latest album Jar with Endless Heights supporting on all dates and Harbourer and Postblue appearing on select dates. Tickets are on sale now.

16/11 - Phoenix Youth Centre, Melbourne [AA - Afternoon] w/ Harbourer
16/11 - Bang, Melbourne [18+ - Night] w/ Harbourer
17/11 - Enigma Bar, Adelaide [LIC/AA]
19/11 - Magpies Club, Canberra [18+] w/ Harbourer
20/11 - Small Ballroom, Newcastle [18+] w/ Harbourer
21/11 - YAC, Byron Bay [AA] w/ Postblue
22/11 - Crowbar, Brisbane [18+] w/ Postblue
23/11 - Hermann’s Bar, Sydney [18+] w/ Harbourer, Postblue
24/11 - Bald Faced Stag, Sydney [AA] w/ Harbourer, Postblue


CLIP OF THE WEEK

Adelaide noisecore quintet Life Pilot released a video this week for the track By The Book. The song comes from the band’s recent split release with Perth’s Statues entitled Compass which you can listen to in full and purchase here. The band are due to support Kvelertak in Adelaide next week.

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Australian News Roundup 09/08/2013
09/09/13 at 02:55 AM by BennyNova
NEWS

Melbourne’s High Tension (featuring members of The Nation Blue and Young & Restless) have announced the release of their debut album Death Beat. The album was recorded with Tom Larkin of Shihad fame behind the boards and will see an October 25 release through Cooking Vinyl Australia. Check out a track from the effort entitled Primitives here.

Iron Mind have signed to Resist Records and will release their second album through the label later in the year. The Melbourne band are currently working on the follow-up to 2011’s Hell Split Wide Open with producer Mike Deslandes (Coerce, Robotosaurus) at the helm.

Clowns’ upcoming album I’m Not Right is now available to pre-order on LP and CD here. The album will see an October 10 release through Poison City.

Monolith RecordsLochlan Watt and filmmaker Wilson Bambrick are currently crowdfunding a documentary film for the upcoming Australian tour by Japan’s Palm and Gold Coast/Melbourne outfit A Secret Death. The film’s bare minimum target was reached within 24 hours with over a month still left to donate. Check out a trailer on the project’s Pozible page here.

Calling All Cars have released their new single Werewolves online here. The track is the first official single to be lifted from the band’s upcoming album with details to be announced soon. The band have also announced a tour to coincide with the single, dates can be found below.

Newcastle’s Safe Hands have recruited Isaac Gibson (Tired Minds) as their new drummer. Gibson takes over from longtime member Ben Sanderson who left the band last month. The band have also been added to the Queensland dates of the upcoming Rolo Tomassi tour which you can find below.

In the ARIA Album Charts this week, Nine Inch NailsHesitation Marks debuted strongly at #3, The Paper Kites came in at #17 with States and Volcano Choir’s latest Repave landed at #27. Check out the full Top 50 here.

Armidale’s Fresh Nelson released their debut EP Waver this week. The six-track release was recorded at Tommirock Studios, Newcastle by Mitta Norath (One Vital Word, Endless Heights). You can stream the whole thing and pick up a physical copy here.

The planned UK Subs tour for next month has been cancelled with promoters hoping to reschedule dates in the future. Refunds are available from point of purchase.

According to a statement from promoters, annual New Year’s Eve festival Pyramid Rock will not be going ahead this year due to financial woes.

Volcano Choir will be playing the upcoming 2013 Harvest festival according to a TripleJ radio interview with Justin Vernon. The band joins an already huge lineup including Massive Attack, Neutral Milk Hotel and Desaparecidos. An official second announcement is expected soon.


TOURS

AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS

Stolen Violins, the solo project from former The Middle East vocalist Jordan Ireland, will be hitting the road this month in support of his debut LP Temperate Touch, Tropical Tears.

12/09 - Brighton Up Bar, Sydney [18+]
14/09 - The End, Brisbane [18+]
15/09 - Southside Tea Room, Brisbane [18+]
26/09 - Gertrude’s Brown Couch, Melbourne [18+]


After a stint on the Summer Slaughter tour in the US, Thy Art Is Murder are coming home to support Parkway Drive on their upcoming 10 year anniversary tour. The band have also announced a number of regional dates in addition which shape up as follows.

14/09 - Metropolis, Fremantle [U18]**
15/09 - Capitol, Perth [18+] SOLD OUT**
18/09 - The Gov, Adelaide [AA] SOLD OUT**
19/09 - The Gov, Adelaide [18+]**
20/09 - The Palace, Melbourne [18+] SOLD OUT**
21/09 - The Palace, Melbourne [U18]**
22/09 - Musicman Megastore, Bendigo [AA]
25/09 - UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney [LIC/AA]**
26/09 - Panthers, Newcastle [LIC/AA]**
27/09 - The Hub, Port Macquarie [AA]
28/09 - Boambee Community Centre, Coffs Harbour [AA]
29/09 - The Tivoli, Brisbane [18+] SOLD OUT**
30/09 - The Tivoli, Brisbane [AA]**
03/10 - Tennis Club, Gladstone [AA]
04/10 - Mansfield Hotel, Townsville [18+]
05/10 - James Cook University, Cairns [AA]
06/10 - Billionaire, Brisbane [18+]
**Supporting Parkway Drive.


Grim Fandango have announced a national run of dates in support of their new album Flicker Noise, which will see a release on September 16 through Poison City.

27/09 - Prince Of Wales, Bunbury [18+] w/ 10 Points For Glenroy, Celebrator
28/09 - Rosemount Hotel, Perth [18+] w/ Monuments, Chilling Winston, Flowermouth
04/10 - Fat Louie’s, Brisbane [18+] w/ Army Of Champions, Angry Seas, Seahorse Divorce, Little Shadow
05/10 - Black Wire Records, Sydney [AA] w/ Rolo Tomassi (UK), Totally Unicorn, Stockades
06/10 - Hermann’s Bar, Sydney [18+] Blood, Sweat & Beers Fest
09/10 - Brisbane Hotel, Hobart [18+] w/ Ride The Tiger
10/10 - Crown & Anchor, Adelaide [18+] w/ Grenadiers
11/10 - Old Bar, Melbourne [18+] w/ Apart From This, Ceres
12/10 - Reverence Hotel, Melbourne [18+] w/ Hoodlum Shouts, Lincoln Le Fevre, Freak Wave


Canberra’s Machina Genova have announced a run of shows beginning later in the month in support of their new EP Weathered Heart, which saw a release in August.

27/09 - Magpies Club, Canberra [18+]
29/09 - Jura Books, Sydney [AA]
04/10 - Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
06/10 - Animal House, Adelaide [AA]
19/10 - TBA, Byron Bay
20/10 - Sun Distortion Studios, Brisbane [AA]


Perth’s Statues have announced a quick run of dates in support of their recent single Affliction Prescription.

04/10 - Wrangler Studios, Melbourne [AA]
05/10 - Enigma Bar, Adelaide [18+]
06/10 - Bald Faced Stag, Sydney [18+]
09/10 - Amplifier Bar, Perth [18+]
11/10 - YMCA HQ, Perth [AA]


Calling All Carsnational dates in support of new single Werewolves are as follows. All shows feature supports from Super Best Friends and Sinking Teeth.

10/10 - Goodgod Small Club, Sydney [18+]
11/10 - Small Ballroom, Newcastle [18+]
18/10 - Jive, Adelaide [18+]
19/10 - Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne [18+]
24/10 - Surfers Paradise Beergarden, Gold Coast [18+]
25/10 - Wharf Tavern, Mooloolaba [18+]
26/10 - Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane [18+]


INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS

Totally Unicorn have had to pull out of the Queensland dates of next month’s national tour with the UK’s Rolo Tomassi and Melbourne’s Stockades. They will be replaced on these shows by Newcastle’s Safe Hands.

10/10 - Crowbar, Brisbane [18+] w/ Capeweather
11/10 - Sun Distortion Studios, Brisbane [AA] w/ Plainview
12/10 - Saleyards Club, Rockhampton [AA] w/ Nuclear Summer
13/10 - Arthouse, Cairns [AA] w/ Ghosts Over Japan


Hundredth have announced their first Australian tour due to take place in November. The band will be supported on all shows by Mt Gambier’s Sierra and Sydney’s Vices. Tickets are on sale now.

14/11 - Bald Faced Stag, Sydney [AA]
15/11 - Hot Damn Roadtrip, Wollongong [18+]
16/11 - Thriller, Brisbane [18+]
17/11 - Tall Poppy Studios, Brisbane [AA]
20/11 - Amplifier Bar, Perth [18+]
22/11 - Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
23/11 - Phoenix Youth Centre, Melbourne [AA]
24/11 - Enigma Bar, Adelaide [LIC/AA]


The National have announced a second Sydney date for their upcoming Australian tour in 2014. The show will take place on February 8 at the Sydney Opera House Forecourt and tickets are on sale now.


CLIP OF THE WEEK

Sydney instrumental act Dumbsaint released a clip this week in the form of a short film for a new track entitled The Auteur. Fans of Isis and early This Will Destroy You will definitely find something to enjoy here. You can purchase the single along with two remixes here.

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Australian News Roundup 09/01/2013
08/31/13 at 08:59 AM by BennyNova
NEWS

New Melbourne quartet Freak Wave have signed to Poison City Records. The band features members of Kill Whitey, Blueline Medic and A Death In The Family and will release their self-titled debut EP on 12” vinyl through the label on October 14. You can watch the video for the track Deep Burn here and check out pre-orders here.

Eleventh He Reaches London have released a second track from their upcoming third album Bānhūs (click here for pre-orders). Take a listen to Body Unbind here. The band have also announced some dates in support of the release which you can find below. Bānhūs is slated for an October 4 release through Hobbledehoy.

We can expect new music from Miles Away in 2014 according to a recent update by the band. The Perth outfit have booked studio time with Jay Maas (Defeater) in February to work on the follow-up to 2010’s Endless Roads.

Gossling will release her debut full-length Harvest Of Gold on November 1 through Dew Process/Universal. Take a listen to first single Never Expire here.

John Mayer’s Paradise Valley has debuted at #1 on the ARIA Albums Chart this week, narrowly beating out Avenged Sevenfold’s Hail To The King at #2. Check out the full Top 50 here.

The 2013 Meredith Music Festival has officially sold out, with all tickets being snapped up within four minutes of going on sale.

Parkway Drive are set to release a book entitled Ten Years Of Parkway Drive on September 27. Compiled and edited by Callum Preston, the book contains hundreds of never before seen photographs along with magazine covers, posters and recollections from the band themselves. Check out a preview here.

Lo! have recruited Sam Dillon (Snakes Get Bad Press) as their new vocalist. Dillon replaces former frontman Jamie-Leigh Smith who departed the band in July. The band released their second album Monstrorum Historia earlier in the year.

Like...Alaska have announced a free hometown reunion show for September 5. The event will take place at Newcastle’s Hamilton Station Hotel and sees the band revisit the venue where they played their first show some seven years ago. The band is of course scheduled to perform at the already sold out Sunday show of next week’s Weekender festival at Melbourne’s Reverence Hotel.

Papa vs Pretty will release their second album White Deer Park in February 2014. First single My Life Is Yours will be released September 15 and you can check out a trailer here.

If you’ve got a spare 20 minutes up your sleeve, check out Local Resident Failure’s Kye Smith performing a marathon drum cover medley spanning the entire Epitaph Records discography here.

A new Grim Fandango track entitled Too Punk To Drive has hit the web and can be heard here. The song comes from the band’s upcoming second album Flicker Noise, which will see a September 16 release through Poison City.

Lucy Wilson’s new 7” EP Full To The Brim is now available for pre-order and stream here. Wilson will be appearing at the Weekender acoustic show on September 7 with newly announced headliner Cory Branan, Ribbons Patterns, Pinch Hitter and Nathan Seeckts.

The upcoming Hits And Pits Festival tour will split for one night only on Wednesday November 20 with simultaneous shows happening in Newcastle and Wollongong. Newcastle’s Cambridge Hotel will play host to Boysetsfire, Bad Astronaut, Snuff and Off With Their Heads whilst Wollongong’s Unibar will be taken over by Black Flag, No Fun At All, The Ataris, Good For You and Jughead’s Revenge. Tickets for both shows are available now.

Melbourne’s Clowns have released the first taste of their upcoming album I’m Not Right. Take a listen to You’ve Got The Curse here. I’m Not Right is due for release via Poison City on October 10 with a national tour in support recently announced which you can find below.

Perth’s The Novocaines have released their new single Don’t Wait via bandcamp. Check out the stream (with free download) here.

The Sydney World Beard Day event scheduled for September 7 (headlined naturally by The Beards) has been moved from the Annandale Hotel to the Manning Bar due to unscheduled building works. All tickets are still valid for the new venue.

Brisbane metal act Aversions Crown have released a teaser for new single Hollow Planet which you can watch here. The single is set for an official release September 15. The band will be heading out on tour with Oceano and Feed Her ToThe Sharks in October.

Newcastle hardcore act Deadtown Nothings (ex-The Dead Walk, The Exiled) have added a second guitarist in Darcy Rice (Caverns, Inhale The Sea). The band are currently writing for a new record due later in the year.


TOURS

AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS

Adalita (Magic Dirt) has announced a national tour in support of her upcoming second solo venture All Day Venus. She’ll be joined on all dates by Melbourne’s Laura Jean. Tickets are available from September 2.

03/10 - Grace Emily, Adelaide [18+]*
11/10 - Barwon Club, Geelong [18+]
12/10 - Karova Lounge, Ballarat [18+]
13/10 - Corner Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
17/10 - Transit Bar, Canberra [18+]
18/10 - Annandale Hotel, Sydney [18+]
19/10 - Great Northern, Byron Bay [18+]
24/10 - The Zoo, Brisbane [18+]
25/10 - Kings Beach Tavern, Caloundra [18+]
26/10 - Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast [18+]
01/11 - Republic Bar, Hobart [18+]
*Laura Jean not appearing.


Eleventh He Reaches London’s Bānhūs national tour shapes up as follows.

05/10 - The Bakery, Perth [18+]
10/10 - Tempo Hotel, Brisbane [18+]
11/10 - Hermann’s Bar, Sydney [18+]
12/10 - Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
13/10 - Crown & Anchor, Adelaide [18+]


Here’s the full list of dates for Clowns’ extensive national tour in support of new album I’m Not Right.

11/10 - Karova Lounge, Ballarat [18+]
12/10 - Crown & Anchor, Adelaide [18+]
18/10 - Public Bar Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
25/10 - Yahoo Bar, Shepparton [18+]
26/10 - Dive Bar, Geelong [18+]
31/10 - Phoenix Bar, Canberra [18+]
01/11 - The Lab, Wollongong [18+]
02/11 - Riverfest, Moruya [AA]
06/11 - Prince Of Wales, Bunbury [18+]
07/11 - Newport Hotel, Fremantle [18+]
08/11 - Amplifier Bar, Perth [18+]
09/11 - Blood Rock Festival, Perth [18+]
14/11 - Royal Oak, Launceston [18+]
15/11 - Brisbane Hotel, Hobart [18+]
16/11 - House Show, Hobart [AA]
22/11 - Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle [18+]
23/11 - Black Wire Records, Sydney [AA]
29/11 - Shark Bar, Gold Coast [18+]
30/11 - Crowbar, Brisbane [18+]
01/12 - 4ZZZ Carpark, Brisbane [AA]


INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS

Due to For The Fallen Dreams vocalist Chad Ruhlig sustaining an injury in a recent motorcycle accident, For The Fallen Dreams are now unable to make it to Australia. As a result, The Plot In You will now headline the tour with Storm The Sky and Fit For A King still in support. This has resulted however in a number of venue changes and ticket refunds. The tour now shapes up as follows.

11/09 - YMCA HQ, Perth [AA]*
12/09 - Amplifier Bar, Perth [18+]*
13/09 - Fowler’s Live, Adelaide [LIC/AA]
14/09 - Invasion Fest, Melbourne [AA]
14/09 - Bang, Melbourne (NEW) [18+]
15/09 - Masonic Hall, Wodonga (NEW) [AA]
18/09 - The Basement, Canberra [18+]
19/09 - Hot Damn, Sydney (NEW) [18+]
20/09 - Studio Six, Sutherland (NEW) [LIC/AA]
21/09 - Thriller, Brisbane [18+]
22/09 - Invasion Fest, Gold Coast [AA]
*Storm The Sky and Fit For A King not appearing.


Dance Gavin Dance are on their way back in November for a national tour to coincide with new album Acceptance Speech. The band will be supported on all shows except Perth by Melbourne’s Built On Secrets and tickets are on sale now.

08/11 - Bald Faced Stag, Sydney [LIC/AA]
09/11 - Thriller, Brisbane [18+]
10/11 - Tall Poppy Studios, Brisbane [AA]
13/11 - Amplifier Bar, Perth [18+]*
14/11 - Enigma Bar, Adelaide [LIC/AA]
15/11 - Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
17/11 - Phoenix Youth Centre, Melbourne [AA]
*Built On Secrets not appearing.


After their one-off appearance at Splendour In The Grass earlier in the year, The National have announced their return down under for a full run of dates in February 2014 on the back of their latest album Trouble Will Find Me. Sydney has already sold out with tickets for Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane shows going on sale September 3 and Perth tickets available from November 12.

06/02 - Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide [18+]
08/02 - Opera House Forecourt, Sydney [18+]
09/02 - Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne [18+]
11/02 - Riverstage, Brisbane [18+]
14/02 - Belvoir Amphitheatre, Perth *Perth Festival* [18+]


The first acts for 2014’s edition of Bluesfest have been announced. The five day fest will take place at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm and will play host to John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band, John Butler Trio, Erykah Badu, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Iron & Wine, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Devendra Banhart, Moorcheeba, Gary Clark Jr, KT Tunstall, Allen Stone, Nikki Hill and Valerie June with many more acts to be announced. Tickets are on sale now.


CLIP OF THE WEEK

Gold Coast indie outfit Fairchild released a video this week for the track Dancer. The song comes from the band’s 3-track debut EP which you can listen to in its entirety here.

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Australian News Roundup 08/25/2013
08/24/13 at 08:48 AM by BennyNova
NEWS

Boy & Bear’s new album Harlequin Dream has debuted at #1 this week on the ARIA national album charts.

Violent Soho’s new video for the track Dope Calypso can be seen here. The song is the second single released from the band’s upcoming album Hungry Ghost, which will see a September 6 release through I Oh You. The band have also announced national dates in support of the release which you can find below.

Perth’s Saviour have signed to UNFD and will release their new album First Light To My Death Bed through the label on October 4. The band have also released two music videos from the effort simultaneously for the songs Jaded and Morning which you can find here and here respectively. Pre-orders for the album are also online here.

I Killed The Prom Queen have parted ways with longtime bassist Sean Kennedy and recruited Ben Coyte of Day Of Contempt and In Trenches fame in his place. Check out statements from both the band and Kennedy here. The band are currently working on the follow-up to 2006’s Music For The Recently Deceased.

The Smith Street Band have found North American distribution through Asian Man Records. The label will give a CD and vinyl release to the band’s two full-length’s, 2011’s No One Gets Lost Anymore and 2012’s Sunshine & Technology plus this year’s EP Don’t Fuck With Our Dreams. The band will be visiting the US and Canada in support of Frank Turner in October and November.

In a somewhat inspired PR move in the lead-up to the upcoming Federal Election, long-running Australian music countdown programme Rage will be guest programmed by the deputy leaders of the country’s three major political parties. The episode is expected to air Saturday August 31, one week out from election day.

Newcastle’s Safe Hands have announced that longtime drummer Ben Sanderson has departed the band. No word on a replacement as of yet. The band released their debut full-length Montenegro earlier in the year through Pee Records.

You can hear Birds Of Tokyo’s rendition of Hunters & Collectors Talking To A Stranger here. The song is taken from the upcoming double album Crucible: The Songs Of Hunters & Collectors which contains covers of the seminal rock outfit tackled by Something For Kate, The Living End, Husky and more.

Snakes Get Bad Press’ debut EP Residues is up for CD pre-order and digital purchase here. The five-track effort was recorded by Tim Carr at Sydney’s 301 Studios and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Mastering.

Born Lion’s new video for the track D For Danger can be seen here. The band will be touring the east coast next month in support of the single.

Eskimo Joe’s new single Got What You Need is up for streaming here. The track is the second to be released from the band’s upcoming sixth album Wastelands.

Flowermouth’s new EP Nostalgia is up for pre-order here and can be streamed in full via the Hindsight Records bandcamp page.

Hit The Lights have announced that their Australian tour with Heroes For Hire and State Champs has been cancelled due to unavoidable circumstances. The band have indicated they have plans to reschedule at a later date.

Newcastle punk/hardcore five-piece One Vital Word have released a video for the track On The Edge which you can check out here. The song comes from the band’s debut album Picture Perfect, which saw an April release via Pee Records.

Confession guitarist/vocalist Doyle Perez has confirmed that he has left the band. Perez continues to perform under his solo moniker D At Sea and will support Tonight Alive on tour nationally next month.

Poison City Records will be releasing the upcoming self-titled debut album from Human Parts in Australia. The band is the new project of former Against Me! bassist Andrew Seward.

Dream On Dreamer have released a video for the track Neverlove which you can watch here. The band’s new album Loveless is out now via UNFD.

You can listen to a stream of the debut EP from Wollongong’s Graves here. Pestilence was recorded and produced by Clayton Segelov at Sydney’s The Brain Studios and can be physically purchased here.


TOUR ANNOUNCEMENTS

AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS

Fourteen Nights At Sea have announced a national tour in support of their new album Great North, which saw a release earlier in the year through Hobbledehoy.

12/09 - Barwon Club, Geelong [18+] w/ Bodies, The Coves
13/09 - The Loft, Warnambool [18+] w/ Canidae, Paarthurnax
14/09 - The Metro, Adelaide [18+] w/ Canidae, Lara Soulio
19/09 - The Phoenix, Canberra [18+] w/ Devotional, Spartak
20/09 - Black Wire Records, Sydney [AA] w/ Devotional, Golden Blonde
27/09 - Reverence Hotel, Melbourne [18+] That Striped Sunset Sound Festival


Perth’s Dan Cribb (The Decline) and Adelaide’s Ben David (The Hard Aches) are teaming up for a run of solo shows in September. Cribb is due to be backed on the tour by a full band comprised of members of The Decline and Local Resident Failure. Cribb’s solo EP The Memories Last is available now through Pee Records.

19/09 - Newport Hotel, Fremantle [18+]
20/09 - Pica Bar, Perth [18+]
26/09 - Crown And Anchor, Adelaide [18+]
27/09 - Gertrude’s Brown Couch, Melbourne [18+]
28/09 - Black Wire Records, Sydney [AA]
29/09 - Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle [18+]


Violent Soho’s dates in support of Hungry Ghost shape up as follows, with support on all shows from Sydney’s Straight Arrows.

24/10 - Great Northern, Byron Bay [18+]
25/10 - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney [18+]
26/10 - The Zoo, Brisbane [18+]
31/10 - Mojo’s, Fremantle [18+]
01/11 - Amplifier Bar, Perth [18+]
02/11 - Unibar, Adelaide [18+]
04/11 - Corner Hotel, Melbourne [18+]


INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS

That Striped Sunset Sound is a new fest created by Monolith Records that will take place in Melbourne and Hobart next month. The two dates celebrate the crossover of two upcoming Monolith tours, culminating in massive lineups headed up by Rolo Tomassi (UK), Palm (JPN), A Secret Death and Totally Unicorn plus locals on each show. Tickets are on sale now.

27/09 - Reverence Hotel, Melbourne [18+] w/ Jack The Stripper, Fourteen Nights At Sea, Stockades, Urns, Jurassic Penguin
28/09 - Brisbane Hotel, Hobart [18+] w/ Speech Patterns, Departé


Oceano will be touring nationally in October with support on all shows from Brisbane’s Aversions Crown and Melbourne’s Feed Her To The Sharks.

04/10 - Blackmarket, Adelaide [18+]
05/10 - Bang, Melbourne [18+]
06/10 - Phoenix Youth Centre, Melbourne [AA]
08/10 - The Basement, Canberra [18+]
09/10 - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle [18+]
10/10 - Hot Damn, Sydney [18+]
11/10 - YoYo’s Youth Centre, French’s Forest [AA]
12/10 - Thriller, Brisbane [18+]
13/10 - Tall Poppies Studios, Brisbane [AA]


This week saw the first of two announcements for the 2014 edition of the Soundwave festival, including 2 of the 3 headline artists. The lineup thus far consists of: Green Day, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Temple Pilots (w/ Chester Bennington), Alice In Chains, Rob Zombie, Megadeth, Placebo, AFI, Korn, Alter Bridge, Trivium, Down, Devildriver, Newsted, Biffy Clyro, Rocket From The Crypt, Asking Alexandria, Clutch, Alkaline Trio, Baroness, Five Finger Death Punch, August Burns Red, Testament, Living Colour, Letlive, Motionless In White, Gwar, The Black Dahlia Murder, Mushroomhead, Finch, Pulled Apart By Horses, Nancy Vandal, Bowling For Soup, Trash Talk, Skindred, Volbeat, Amon Amarth, Terror, Whitechapel, Tesseract, The Story So Far, 10 Years, Ill Nino, Hardcore Superstar, Walking Papers, Coliseum, Your Demise, Heaven’s Basement and Real Friends. Earlier in the week, it was announced by AJ Maddah that a “seminal Australian ska band” had been dropped from the lineup due to a contractual dispute, with many believing the band in question to be Newcastle’s The Porkers. Additionally, The Bennies surprised everyone by jumping the gun and posting that they’d be appearing on the Melbourne leg of the festival, pointing towards official confirmation of local acts in the second announcement. Tickets are on sale September 5.

22/02 - RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane
23/02 - Olympic Park, Sydney
28/02 - Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
01/03 - Bonython Park, Adelaide
03/03 - Claremont Showgrounds, Perth


CLIP OF THE WEEK

This week saw the release of Canberra’s Super Best Friendscameo-laden video for the track Round And Round. Band bassist Matt Roberts utilised his position as a longtime cameraman at Parliament House and managed to land appearances by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, opposition leader Tony Abbott and independent MPs Nick Xenophon and Bob Katter among others. The song, based around the political 24-hour news cycle, has already proved a viral hit on the strength of the clip, not to mention the Prime Minister's bizarre dance moves.

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Australian News Roundup 08/18/2013
08/17/13 at 10:37 AM by BennyNova
NEWS

Paul Dempsey (Something For Kate) has announced a new EP entitled Shotgun Karaoke, due for release October 4. The project stems from Something For Kate’s most recent tour during which Dempsey would film a different cover each night and upload it on the band’s facebook. The response was enough from fans for him to visit the studio and lay down a selection of the covers for a one-off EP. Dempsey has also announced a tour in conjunction with the release which you can find the dates for below.

Melbourne’s favourite party-punks The Bennies have signed to Poison City Records. The band will release their as-yet-untitled second album on November 4, which follows on from this year’s Better Off Dread 7”.

This year’s edition of Blood, Sweat & Beers will take place October 6 at Hermann’s Bar, Sydney after being postponed earlier in the year. The first announcement of acts includes The Nation Blue, Grim Fandango, Lo!, Safe Hands, Army Of Champions, Ramshackle Army, Firearms, Batpiss, ebolagoldfish, Oslow and Ivan Drago with more to be announced including an acoustic stage. Tickets are on sale now.

The Amity Affliction have added a second Melbourne show to the upcoming Brothers In Arms Tour due to high ticket demand. The new show is slated for the Palace Theatre on October 24. The tour sees the band joined by Chelsea Grin, Stick To Your Guns and In Hearts Wake.

Boy & Bear released their sophomore album Harlequin Dream this week, which you can purchase on iTunes here or stream on Spotify here. The album is the follow-up to 2011’s debut Moonfire, which reached #2 on the ARIA albums charts.

Earlier in the week the news story of the day was The Smith Street Band’s #ampgate crisis. Vocalist / guitarist Wil Wagner had his amplifier stolen from the band’s launch show for new EP Don’t Fuck With Our Dreams last weekend at Melbourne’s Old Bar and the venue in turn outed the perpetrators via CCTV footage. After a series of negotiations and Wagner keeping enthralled fans (including Frank Turner) abreast of the day’s developments via social media, the amp was eventually recovered. Take a look at the thrilling saga here.

Loon Lake have released the second cut from their forthcoming album Gloamer entitled Carolina, which you can check out here. Gloamer is due for release October 11.

Melbourne’s Japan For are streaming their new EP Traveller in full ahead of its release. The release is being physically issued on a high quality metal keychain USB / bottle opener which you can order here. The EP was recorded by Sam Johnson (The Smith Street Band, Arrows) at Three Phase Studios, Melbourne, and mastered by Bill Henderson (Title Fight, Daylight) at Azimuth Mastering, New Jersey.

Indie dance trio Rüfüs debuted at #1 on the ARIA album charts this week with their new record Atlas, narrowly beating out Dead Letter CircusThe Catalyst Fire at #2. Elsewhere, Cloud Control’s Dream Cave debuted at #9 and Asking Alexandria’s latest From Death To Destiny landed at #11.

Eskimo Joe will release their sixth album Wastelands on September 20. The album was successfully and somewhat controversially crowdfunded earlier in the year.

Listen to Jen Buxton’s new track Einmal Ist Keinmal here. The song is taken from the upcoming split 7” between Buxton and Lincoln Le Fevre and is due for release September 20 through Poison City Records.

Tonight Alive have released the video for their new single Lonely Girl which you can check out here. The band’s new album The Other Side is slated for a September 10 release.

Sydney / Wollongong quartet Harbourer are currently working on a new release at Sydney’s The Brain Studios. More information as it comes.

Now in its sixth year, the 2013 edition of Blood Rock Fest will be held at Perth’s Rosemount Hotel on November 9. The bill is headed up by Israel’s Useless ID and annual fest curators Chainsaw Hookers and rounded out by a host of punk, rock and hardcore bands from around the country including The Decline, Monuments, The Hard Aches, Clowns, Declaration, Vomit Bullets and Firearms with more to be announced. Tickets are on sale now.

Newsted is the latest band to announce that they’ll be playing next year’s edition of Soundwave after Jason Newsted himself spilled the beans in an interview. Furthermore Soundwave Touring head AJ Maddah appears to be gearing up for the first announcement of acts very soon.

Sydney’s Masketta Fall have been announced as opening support for the upcoming Anberlin / The Maine / William Beckett national tour. Tickets are still available for all shows.

Melbourne’s Trainwreck have released a new video for the track Stubborn Heart which you can watch here. The song comes from the band’s debut album Fresh Air / Dead Lungs which saw a release last week through Broken Hive.

Perth’s Flowermouth will release their debut EP Nostalgia on August 19 through Hindsight Records. The effort was recorded by Ron Pollard (The Others, Eleventh He Reaches London) at Sleepwalker Studios, Mandurah, and mastered by Bill Henderson (Title Fight, Daylight) at Azimuth Mastering, New Jersey. The 6-track EP comes hot on the heels of the band’s recent cassette split with Byron Bay’s Postblue. The band have also announced a run of dates in support of the release which you can find below.

Newcastle hardcore institution Found My Direction have announced they are to reunite to pay tribute to their 1998 debut 7” Before Their Time at an upcoming show. The event is slated for Newcastle’s Cambridge Hotel on November 2 with support from Hazards, Civil War, Mood Swing and Deadtown Nothings with more to be announced.

Sydney pop-punkers The Reprize have released a new track entitled This Should Be A Graveyard which you can check out here. The song is taken from the band’s upcoming EP Taking Chances which is due for release September 6.

The Gold Coast’s Lyon Apprentice have released their first single Beautiful Thought. The song comes from the duo’s upcoming debut EP Be Honest, Be Wild, Be Free. Check out the video here.

Brisbane’s Deer Lord (Marathon, ex-Fires Of Waco) have announced their debut EP entitled Foodcourt. The 5-track effort is yet to have an official release date but one is expected soon. Check out the cover art here.

Perth’s Scott Kay (Statues, Absent Hearts) will release an EP of ambient post-rock entitled You Are Alive on August 20. You can take a listen to the title track here.

Tickets for the upcoming Lamb Of God / Meshuggah shows in Brisbane and Sydney have sold out. Tickets are still available for the Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth dates.

Phoenix frontman Thomas Mars has confirmed that the band will return to Australian shores in March 2014. Official tour dates are expected soon.


TOUR ANNOUNCEMENTS

AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS

Flowermouth’s shows around the release of their new EP Nostalgia shape up as follows.

24/08 - Stream Studios, Perth [AA] w/ Black Birds, Mindless, Chilling Winston, Heath Legend
29/08 - Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne [18+] w/ Apart From This, Damn Hearts, Tigers
31/08 - Fat Louie’s, Brisbane [18+] w/ Postblue, Milestones, Blind Girls
01/09 - House Show, Brisbane [AA] w/ Postblue, Milestones, Blind Girls
04/09 - Small Ballroom, Newcastle [18+] w/ Postblue, Downside, Distance, Setbacks
05/09 - The Square, Sydney [18+] w/ Postblue, Legions, Bad Deeds
11/09 - Pica Bar, Perth [18+] w/ Joyce Manor (USA), Grim Fandango


Brisbane’s Greenthief have announced a four date run of shows in support of their new single Rainbow. You can check out the video for the track here, which features footage of the band’s recent European tour.

06/09 - Crown And Anchor, Adelaide [18+]
07/09 - Espy Front Bar, Melbourne [18+]
20/09 - Spectrum, Sydney [18+]
27/09 - Tempo Hotel, Brisbane [18+]


Hoodlum Shouts are teaming up for some regional New South Wales dates with Life & Limb before they knuckle down to record a new album.

26/09 - Pastoral Hotel, Dubbo [18+]
27/09 - Empire Hotel, Cobar [18+]
28/09 - Palace Hotel, Broken Hill [18+]
29/09 - Patton Park, Broken Hill [18+]
03/10 - Holland Pool, West Wyalong [18+]
04/10 - Southern Cross Cinema, Young [18+]


Dates for Paul Dempsey’s Shotgun Karaoke Tour shape up as follows with support on all shows from Melbourne’s Olympia. Tickets are on sale now.

05/10 - The Zoo, Brisbane [18+]
09/10 - Lizotte’s, Dee Why [18+]
10/10 - Lizotte’s, Kincumber [18+]
11/10 - Lizotte’s, Newcastle [18+]
12/10 - Factory Theatre, Sydney [18+]
19/10 - Fowler’s Live, Adelaide [18+]
20/10 - Fly By Night, Fremantle [18+]
25/10 - The Hi-Fi, Melbourne [18+]


Sydney punk outfit Nancy Vandal are celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band this year and have announced some east coast tour dates for October and November. The dates coincide with the release of the band’s successfully crowd funded new album Flogging A Dead Phoenix which is due for release September 2 through Erotic Volcano Records.

18/10 - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle [18+]
19/10 - Dicey Riley’s, Wollongong [18+]
02/11 - Reverence Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
08/11 - The Zoo, Brisbane [18+]
09/11 - Miami Tavern, Gold Coast [18+]
16/11 - Metro Lair, Sydney [18+]


Dream On Dreamer have announced a national tour in support of their recently released second album Loveless. The shows will see the band joined on all shows by A Skylit Drive and No Bragging Rights from the US and local newcomers Hellions. General tickets go on sale August 22.

31/10 - Tempo Hotel, Brisbane [18+]
01/11 - Expressive Grounds, Gold Coast [AA]
02/11 - Annandale Hotel, Sydney [AA - Afternoon]
02/11 - Annandale Hotel, Sydney [18+ - Evening]
03/11 - Racket Club, Newcastle [LIC/AA]
06/11 - The Basement, Canberra [18+]
07/11 - The Hi-Fi, Melbourne [18+]
08/11 - Arrow On Swanston, Melbourne [AA]
09/11 - Uni Bar, Adelaide [LIC/AA]
10/11 - Amplifier Bar, Perth [18+]*
11/11 - YMCA HQ, Perth [AA]*
*No Bragging Rights and Hellions not appearing.


INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS

Lydia have tacked on a run of headline dates for after they wrap up their current national tour in support of Cartel.

22/08 - Snitch, Brisbane [18+]
23/08 - Black Market, Adelaide [18+]
24/08 - Bang, Melbourne [18+]
25/08 - Spectrum, Sydney [18+]


Israeli punkers Useless ID will return to Australia in November in support of their most recent album Symptoms. They’ll be joined on all shows by Perth’s The Decline. Tickets are on sale now.

08/11 - Prince Of Wales, Bunbury [18+]
09/11 - Rosemount Hotel, Perth [18+]
10/11 - Crown And Anchor, Adelaide [18+]
12/11 - Workers Club, Melbourne [18+]
13/11 - Great Northern, Newcastle [18+]
14/11 - Hot Damn, Sydney [18+]
15/11 - Crowbar, Brisbane [18+]


The massive lineup has been announced for this year’s Meredith Music Festival, which consists of: Chic feat. Nile Rodgers, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Deerhunter, Melvins, Spiderbait, Clairy Brown & The Bangin’ Rackettes, Beasts Of Bourbon, Derrick May, Mac Demarco, Vance Joy, The Bamboos, Joey Bada$$, Dick Diver, Hermitude, Helmet, John Hopkins, Silence Wedge, Tim Sweeney, Le1f, World’s End Press, Oliver Tank, Beaches, Roland Tings, Stonefield, the City Of Ballarat Municipal Brass Band, Courtney Barnett, The Smith Street Band, The UV Race, Master Song Tai Chi, Andee Frost, Baptism Of Uzi, Davidson Brothers, Warped, The Town Bikes and Tranter. Meredith23 will take place over three days from December 13-15 at the Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre, Victoria. Camping ballots are open now and for all information visit the official website here.


This year’s edition of The Falls Music & Arts Festival has also been announced with the lineup thus far consisting of (in alphabetical order): !!! (Chk Chk Chk), Asta, Big Scary, Bombino Bonobo, The Cat Empire, Chet Faker, Crystal Fighters, Cyril Hahn, Flight Facilities, Gossling, Grizzly Bear, Hanni El Khatib, Hermitude, James Vincent McMorrow, London Grammar, MGMT, Neil Finn, Pond, The Preatures, The Roots, Rufus, Solange, Tom Odell, Vampire Weekend, Violent Femmes, White Denim and The Wombats with more local acts to be announced. The festival will take place in three locations this year with ballots available for camping spots. For all the information check out the official site here.

29/12-01/01 - Marion Bay, TAS
28/12-01/01 - Lorne, VIC
31/12-03/01 - Byron Bay, NSW


Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band will be returning to Australia in February 2014, just under a year after their last visit in support of Wrecking Ball. Tickets are on sale August 26.

07/02 - Perth Arena, Perth [18+]
11/02 - Entertainment Centre, Adelaide [18+]
15/02 - AAMI Park, Melbourne [18+]
19/02 - Allphones Arena, Sydney [18+]
22/02 - Hope Estate Winery, Hunter Valley [18+]
26/02 - Entertainment Centre, Brisbane [18+]


CLIP OF THE WEEK

Sydney blues-rockers Gay Paris dropped a video this week for the track Trash Bird At Confessional. The song comes from the band’s recently released second album The Last Good Party, which was successfully crowdfunded earlier in the year. You can pick up a copy here.

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Australian News Roundup 08/11/2013
08/10/13 at 08:58 AM by BennyNova
Apologies for the absence of last week’s column; making up for it with a bigger one this week. Enjoy!


NEWS

The first run of acts for the Big Day Out 2014 have been announced, with Pearl Jam, Arcade Fire, Blur and Snoop Lion topping the bill. They’ll be joined by an extensive range of international and Australian artists such as The Lumineers, Portugal. The Man, Northlane, Mudhoney, Flume and many more. A second announcement is expected mid-September and tickets are on sale now.

Melbourne’s The Broderick have called it a day according to an announcement on the band’s facebook page. In their time together the outfit released the Illusion Over Despair EP in 2008 and the well-received full-length Free To Rot, Free Of Sin in 2012.

Check out an exclusive stream of Eskimo Joe’s new track Running Out Of Needs here. The song comes from the band’s recently crowdfunded sixth album which is due for release soon.

An afternoon acoustic show has been added to the upcoming Weekender schedule, with tickets available on the door only. The event will take place on Saturday September 7 at Melbourne’s Old Bar from 2pm and will feature performances from Ribbons Patterns, Pinch Hitter, Lucy Wilson and Nathan Seeckts.

The Smith Street Band have added a second Sydney show at the Annandale Hotel on their upcoming national tour. The show is scheduled for September 1 and tickets are on sale now. The band released their new EP Don’t Fuck With Our Dreams this week.

Pre-orders are now up for the upcoming 7” split between Jen Buxton and Lincoln Le Fevre here. The vinyl comes in your choice of classic black or “rain splatter” and will see a release on September 20 through Poison City Records.

Gold Coast pop-punkers Skyway have returned officially from hiatus with plans for a brand new EP before the end of the year.

You can stream Existence, the new album from Perth’s Monuments here. The album saw a vinyl and digital release this week through Hindsight Records.

After digitally releasing their new EP No Bad Days last week, Brisbane’s El Alamein have announced their breakup. The band will play a hometown final show at Fat Louie’s in Brisbane on September 21 with supports from Seahorse Divorce, Make More, Oslow and Ted Danson With Wolves.

Watch the new video from The Red Paintings for the track Wasps here. The song comes from the band’s long awaited debut full-length The Revolution Is Never Coming, which was recently released through Bird’s Robe.

Byron Bay hardcore outfit Shackles have launched pre-orders for their new 7” Disposed Of. The 5-track release will be available in a limited run of 300 through Urban Rage.

I Killed The Prom Queen are on course to enter the studio to begin work on their third album according to a tweet by guitarist Jona Weinhofen. The album is the long awaited follow-up to 2006’s Music For The Recently Deceased.

Sydney sludge-hardcore quartet Snakes Get Bad Press (Totally Unicorn, ex-Slowly Building Weapons) have released the first taste of their debut release. Cower will appear on the band’s upcoming EP Residues which will see a release later in the year. Check out the track here.

Check out the new video from Brisbane’s Like Thieves here. The clip is for the title track from the band’s recently released debut EP The Wolves At Winter’s Edge.

The Beards will headline the Sydney World Beard Day event at the Annandale Hotel on September 7. Tickets are available here.

Eleventh He Reaches London will release their third album Bānhūs on October 4 through Hobbledehoy Records. You can listen to a track from the effort entitled Code Entwined here.

Hand Of Mercy have released a new video for the track Last Lights which you can watch here. The song comes from the band’s 2012 album of the same name.

Newcastle’s The Delta Lions will release their second album Post Code on August 17. The follow-up to last year’s debut Magnetic South was recorded by band guitarist/vocalist Michael Ferfoglia and drummer Mat Taylor at Scabbey Road Sounds, Newcastle. The band have also announced tour dates to coincide with the release which you can find below.

Stream the new Machina Genova EP Weathered Heart in full here. The effort saw a release this week through Broken Hive and Lacklustre Records.

According to recent tweets from the band, Confession are currently in the initial stages of recording a new album. The band last released The Long Way Home in 2011.

Hellions (ex-The Bride) have released the second single from their upcoming debut album Die Young. Take a listen to Daughters here. Die Young will see a September 20 release through UNFD.

New Brisbane band The Comfort (ex-For This Cause) have released their first single Your Light Is Not Worth Your Dark. You can check it out here.

Sydney pop-punk outfit Highways have called it quits after the departures of guitarist Nick Laurie and bassist Keanu McCormick. Check out their statement here.

The Offspring were involved in a case of mistaken identity during the week when fans of the long-running Australian TV drama Offspring inundated the band’s twitter assuming it belonged to the program. Check out some of the band’s replies here.

Due to overwhelming demand, City And Colour have announced a third Sydney show for November 26 at the State Theatre. Tickets are on sale now.

Muse have announced a second Melbourne show after the first sold out the morning tickets were released. The show will take place December 7 at Rod Laver Arena.


TOUR ANNOUNCEMENTS

AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS

Adelaide’s Life Pilot have announced an east coast run of dates in support of their recent split with Perth’s Statues, Compass. All tickets available at the door only.

16/08 - Small Ballroom, Newcastle [18+]
17/08 - San Remo Neighbourhood Centre, Central Coast [AA - Afternoon]
17/08 - Chatswood Youth Centre, Sydney [AA - Evening]
23/08 - The Tote, Melbourne [18+]
24/08 - Reverence Hotel, Melbourne [18+]


The Delta Lions’ scattered tour dates in support of their new album Post Code shape up as follows.

17/08 - Lass O’ Gowrie, Newcastle [18+]
29/08 - Annandale Hotel, Sydney [18+]
30/08 - North Nowra Tavern, Nowra [18+]
31/08 - Phoenix Bar, Canberra [18+]
14/09 - Great Northern, Newcastle [18+]
28/09 - Dicey Riley’s, Wollongong [18+]
10/10 - Valve Bar, Sydney [18+]
18/10 - Barwon Club, Geelong [18+]
19/10 - Reverence Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
14/11 - Armidale Club, Armidale [18+]
15/11 - Irish McGann’s, Roma [18+]
16/11 - Ric’s Bar, Brisbane [18+]


Postblue have announced an east coast tour for late August / early September with support from Flowermouth. The two bands recently issued a split on cassette and digital through Hindsight.

31/08 - Fat Louie’s, Brisbane [18+]
01/09 - House Show, Brisbane [AA]
04/09 - Small Ballroom, Newcastle [18+]
05/09 - The Square, Sydney [18+]
06/09 - John Curtin Hotel, Melbourne [18+]* (Weekender - SOLD OUT)
11/09 - Pot Belly Bar, Canberra [18+]*
*Flowermouth not appearing.


Sydney’s Born Lion have announced some dates in support of their recent single D For Danger. Tickets for all shows will be available at the door only.

04/09 - Great Northern, Newcastle [18+]
05/09 - Port Macquarie Hotel, Port Macquarie [18+]
06/09 - Armidale Club, Armidale [18+]
07/09 - Coffs Hotel, Coffs Harbour [18+]
12/09 - Ric’s Bar, Brisbane [18+]
19/09 - Bull And Bush, Baulkham Hills [18+]
20/09 - Annandale Hotel, Sydney [18+]
21/09 - Spectrum, Sydney [18+]
05/10 - Old Bar, Melbourne [18+]


INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS

Mississippi’s Cory Branan has announced a full run of dates around his appearance on this year’s Weekender fest. Tickets are on sale now.

07/09 - Reverence Hotel, Melbourne [18+] (Weekender - SOLD OUT)
11/09 - Crowbar, Brisbane [18+]
12/09 - The Loft, Gold Coast [18+] w/ Jordan Lawrence, Hello Tari
13/09 - Lass O’ Gowrie, Newcastle [18+] w/ Jen Buxton
14/09 - Brighton Up Bar, Sydney [18+] w/ Jen Buxton
15/09 - Smith’s Alternative Bookshop, Canberra [AA] w/ Pete Akhurst
18/09 - Karova Lounge, Ballarat [18+]
19/09 - Beav’s Bar, Geelong [18+] w/ Murdena
20/09 - Reverence Hotel, Melbourne [18+] w/ Lincoln Le Fevre, Darren Gibson
21/09 - Baby Black Espresso Bar, Bacchus Marsh [18+] w/ Darren Gibson


New Zealand rock outfit Villainy have announced their first Australian tour based around their appearance at this year’s Big Sound event in Brisbane. You can watch the video for their new single Alligator Skin here.

11/09 - Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane [18+] (Big Sound)
12/09 - Tempo Hotel, Brisbane [18+] (Big Sound)
13/09 - Sol Bar, Sunshine Coast [18+] w/ Kingswood
14/09 - Great Northern, Byron Bay [18+] w/ Kingswood
18/09 - Cherry Bar, Melbourne [18+] w/ Jackson Firebird
19/09 - The Espy (Front Bar), Melbourne [18+]
20/09 - Spectrum, Sydney [18+] w/ Self Is A Seed


Fall Out Boy have announced a national tour for October with support on all shows by British India. Tickets are on sale now.

22/10 - Entertainment Centre Theatre, Adelaide [AA]
25/10 - Entertainment Centre, Sydney [AA]
26/10 - Festival Hall, Melbourne [AA]
27/10 - Convention Centre, Brisbane [AA]


Winning venues have been revealed for The Red Jumpsuit ApparatusChoose Our Adventure tour. The band recently called for fans to vote where they should play on their upcoming November shows with The Sweet Apes and Red Beard. Tickets are on sale now.

07/11 - The Hi-Fi, Brisbane [18+]
08/11 - C.eX, Coffs Harbour [18+]
09/11 - Racket Club, Newcastle [LIC/AA]
14/11 - UTS Glasshouse, Sydney [LIC/AA]
15/11 - Corner Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
16/11 - UniBar, Adelaide [18+]


Between The Buried And Me will return to Australia in November for a run of shows in which they’ll be performing latest album The Parallax II: Future Sequence in its entirety. Also along for the ride are The Contortionist who will support on all shows. Tickets are on sale now..

15/11 - The Zoo, Brisbane [18+]
16/11 - Metro Theatre, Sydney [18+]
17/11 - The Basement, Canberra [18+]
19/11 - Corner Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
21/11 - Unibar, Adelaide [LIC/AA]
22/11 - Amplifier Bar, Perth [18+]


Paramore have announced their return down under in January on the back of this year’s self-titled album. They’ll be joined on all shows by You Me At Six and Twenty One Pilots. Tickets are on sale August 22.

09/01 - Entertainment Centre, Brisbane [LIC/AA]
11/01 - Allphones Arena, Sydney [LIC/AA]
12/01 - Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne [LIC/AA]
14/01 - Entertainment Centre, Adelaide [LIC/AA]
16/01 - Perth Arena, Perth [LIC/AA]


CLIP OF THE WEEK

Newcastle five-piece Trophy Eyes released a clip this week for their debut single Hourglass. The performance video was filmed at soon-to-be-defunct Wollongong venue Yours & Owls. The track has also been released as a free download from the band’s bandcamp page.

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Australian News Roundup 07/28/2013
07/27/13 at 08:07 AM by BennyNova
NEWS

Cloud Control have released another track from their upcoming third album Dream Cave. Take a listen to Scar here. Dream Cave is slated for an August 9 release date.

Melbourne songstress Lucy Wilson is set to release her debut EP Full To The Brim on 7” vinyl through Jackknife Music. The effort was recorded in Hobart with Lincoln Le Fevre at The Infirmary and mastered by Jamal Ruhe (Laura Stevenson, Misfits) at West West Side, New York. Pre-orders will be available soon but for now you can listen to a track called Wake Up Alone here.

Melbourne’s Reverence Hotel will play host to the inaugural Boonanza! event on September 28 with bands and solo acts performing throughout the day and all proceeds going to charity Edgar’s Mission. Taking to the stages will be Grenadiers, The Union Pacific, Kissing Booth, The Shadow League, Seahorse Divorce, TNNLCNTS, Summer Policy, Adeline Pines, The Dreamboats, Toy Boats, Lucy Wilson, Rin McArdle, Heath Anthony, Mara Threat and David Johnston. Full details can be found here.

Frank Ocean has cancelled all of his remaining Australian shows due to illness. Ocean was billed to play two Melbourne and Sydney sideshows along with 2013’s Splendour In The Grass festival but was advised to rest his voice after suffering a tear on one of his vocal chords during the first Melbourne show, making completion of the remaining dates impossible.

Check out a radio rip of a new Tonight Alive song entitled Lonely Girl here. The band’s new album The Other Side is released locally September 6 through Sony.

Sydney’s Chicks Who Love Guns have released a new video for the track Pencil Neck which you can check out here.

Crisis Alert have hit the studio to record their debut LP. The band last released a self-titled 7” in 2012 through Resist Records.

Listen to a new song from The Smith Street Band called Ducks Fly Together here. The track comes from the band’s upcoming EP Don’t Fuck With Our Dreams which will see an August 9 release via Poison City.

El Alamein have released their new EP No Bad Days as a pay-what-you-want download here. The Brisbane outfit last released the New Patterns EP in 2012.

The recent cassette split between Postblue and Flowermouth is now available as a pay-as-you-want download from the Hindsight Records bandcamp page here.

Melbourne five-piece The Paper Kites are set to unleash their debut album States on August 30. The album was produced by Wayne Connolly (You Am I, Josh Pyke) and you can check out an album trailer here.

Pre-orders for the new Grim Fandango LP Flicker Noise are available here. You can also stream a new song entitled Play Forever here. The effort is the Perth band’s second full-length and is due for release September 16 through Poison City.

Arrest Records Australia will release the new LP from country/folk group Paddy McHugh & The Goldminers (ex-Sydney City Trash) entitled Trials & Cape Tribulation. The album is up for streaming in full here and for pre-order here.

Cambridge (ex-Heroes For Hire) have uploaded a new song entitled Hit And Run. The song will appear on the band’s debut album which is currently being crowdsourced and expected later in the year. Check out the song here.

Perth band The Novocaines have announced a new double a-side entitled Freedom Please/’Til Death. Pre-orders are available on 7” and CD here.

Listen to The Getaway Plan’s new track Lovesick here. The band’s upcoming single Lovesick/Mirrors is due in August and is their first material as free agents since splitting with former label UNFD.


THE CHARTS

Karnivool’s new album Asymmetry has debuted at #1 on the ARIA Album Charts. Vocalist Ian Kenny has also made some history by becoming “the first singer to have two number one albums in the same calendar year with two different bands.” Kenny’s other outfit Birds Of Tokyo debuted at #1 back in March with their March Fires album. Also performing well on debut was the UK’s Jake Bugg, currently in the country for Splendour In The Grass with his self titled album coming in at #25. Canberra’s Hands Like Houses narrowly missed out on cracking the top 50 with their sophomore record Unimagine landing at #51.


TOUR ANNOUNCEMENTS

AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS

Perth’s Trigger Jackets will be hitting the east coast for the first time in August in support of their debut album Skinny, which you can check out here.

09/08 - The Retreat, Melbourne [18+]
10/08 - Karova Lounge, Ballarat [18+]
11/08 - John Curtin Bandroom, Melbourne [18+]
16/08 - Ya Ya’s, Perth [18+]
30/08 - Bald Faced Stag, Sydney [18+]


Gold Coast progressive metal outfit Helm are returning to the stage in September and October to promote their new album Vol 3...Panthalassa. They will be joined on most dates by Sydney’s Dumbsaint. Tickets are on sale now.

06/09 - Bald Faced Stag, Sydney [18+]
07/09 - Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
13/09 - Rosemount Hotel, Perth [18+]*
14/09 - Enigma Bar, Adelaide [18+]
05/10 - Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast [18+]
*Dumbsaint not appearing.


INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS

Kvelertak will return to the country in September in support of their newest album Meir. Tickets are on sale August 1.

14/09 - The Rev, Brisbane [18+]
15/09 - Manning Bar, Sydney [18+]
17/09 - Corner Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
18/09 - Fowlers Live, Adelaide [LIC/AA]
19/09 - Amplifier Bar, Perth [18+]


UK pop-punk outfit Neck Deep have announced an Australian tour for November. Tickets go on sale August 1. The band are currently putting the finishing touches on their debut album Wishful Thinking.

21/11 - Snitch, Brisbane [18+]
22/11 - Trinity Hall, Brisbane [AA]
23/11 - Annandale Hotel, Sydney [AA]
28/11 - Next, Melbourne [18+]
29/11 - Wrangler Studios, Melbourne [AA]
30/11 - Fowlers Live, Adelaide [AA]


CLIP OF THE WEEK

Sydney’s Nick Van Breda (Staying At Home, Pinch Hitter) has released a video for his new solo track The World And The Everyday. The clip was directed by emerging actor and director James Mackay, who recently won the 2013Heath Ledger Scholarship. Van Breda’s new double a-side The World And The Everyday/Think About is available for purchase on digital and 7” vinyl here.

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Australian News Roundup 07/21/2013
07/20/13 at 07:40 AM by BennyNova
NEWS

Jen Buxton and Lincoln Le Fevre will be issuing a split on 7” and digital September 12 through Poison City Records. The release was recorded and produced by Le Fevre at his Hobart studio and contains two new contributions from both artists to tide fans over until their respective new albums due next year.

Joel Birch of The Amity Affliction this week called out Memphis May Fire frontman Matty Mullins on stage over an altercation on Warped Tour. In footage, Birch also referenced an apparent racist altercation with current fill-in drummer Chad Hasty of Glass Cloud, though it’s not clear if the incidents are directly related. Later in the week it was revealed Birch had been admitted to hospital and missed several Warped dates due to illness. Vocals were handled by a number of fill-ins including ArchitectsSam Carter and Letlive’s Jason Butler.

Watch Hoodlum Shouts’ new video for Guns Germs Steel here. The song comes from last year’s highly acclaimed debut album Young Man Old Man, which you can listen to in its entirety here.

Brisbane alt-rock veterans Regurgitator will release their eighth album Dirty Pop Fantasy September 11. The band have also announced a run of dates throughout September and October in support (details below).

With frontman Peter Garrett recently retiring from politics, speculation has been rife regarding the legendary Midnight Oil’s return to the stage. However, according to longtime manager Gary Morris, the band are unlikely to reform any time soon despite offers of up to US$200,000 from American festivals.

The upcoming split between Postblue and Flowermouth will be released on digital and a limited run of 100 cassettes. Pre-orders are available here from Hindsight Records.

As mentioned in last week’s comments, iconic Melbourne venue the Palace Theatre is set to be demolished and replaced with a 5-star hotel, according to a proposal by current owner Jinshan Investments. Approval would no doubt spell the end for the venue, a building some say should be protected as a heritage area.

Take a look at the new video from The Trouble With Templeton for You Are New here. The song comes from the band’s debut album Rookie, out August 2.

Stream Trainwreck’s debut album Fresh Air / Dead Lungs here. The album will see a release next week via Broken Hive Records.

The Smith Street Band have announced two launch shows for their upcoming EP Don’t Fuck With Our Dreams. Both shows will take place at Melbourne’s Old Bar, August 9 with The Bennies, Foxtrot and World Cup and August 10 with The Bennies, El Alamein, Stockades, Apart From This and Lee Hartney Sex Drive. Tickets are on sale here from July 22.

Monolith Records have announced plans for the inaugural Black Hole festival. The 18+ event will take place September 14 at Brisbane’s Crowbar and features Japan’s Palm, A Secret Death, Encircling Sea, Shackles, The Schoenberg Automaton, Lo!, Defamer, The Fevered, Hope Drone, Ache, Ritual Harm and The River with solo sets from Of Hearth And Home and Karl Hartwig. Tickets are on sale here.

Twelve Foot Ninja have released a new video for their track Shuriken. The clip includes footage from the last twelve months of the band touring on the back of their debut record Silent Machine and you can check it out here. To coincide with the release, the band have scheduled a national tour kicking off at the end of August (dates below).

The vinyl reissue of Like...Alaska’s 2008 album On Against Want is available here in a choice of brown/off white or standard black. The release is due through Poison City Records September 9 and coincides with the band’s reunion appearance at this year’s Weekender.

Sydney’s Fattura Della Morte are back in action with their newest release Ouranophobia due for release August 1. The five-track set was recorded at Newcastle’s RTN Studios with Geoff Mullard (Jen Buxton, Fear Like Us) behind the boards. Listen to a song from the release entitled The Artist Formerly Known As here.

Watch Monuments’ new video for Dream In Sync here. The band’s debut album Existence will see an August 9 release through Hindsight Records.

Adelaide’s Truth Corroded have entered the studio to record their new album The Saviours Slain. The album is slated for mixing by Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder, Unearth) at Audiohammer Studios in Florida and will be released later in the year through Truth Inc. Records.

Mezzanine have released a video for the song Mannequin Man from their upcoming debut album. The clip was directed by band guitarist Oliver James and you can check it out here.

Cabin Fever have released their debut album Voices and have announced a launch show at Perth’s Beat Nightclub on August 2. Listen to the release in its entirety here and pick up a physical copy here.


THE CHARTS

Not a lot of news in the ARIA top 50 album charts this week. Three of the top fifteen spots are occupied by The Voice contestants after debuts by Luke Kennedy and Celia Pavey (#6 and #14 respectively), Jay Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail slips to #3 and Bliss N Eso’s Circus In The Sky to #5. The top 20 is rounded out by Bernard Fanning’s Departures (#18), Kanye West’s Yeezus (#19) and Josh Pyke’s The Beginning And The End Of Everything (#20).


TOUR ANNOUNCEMENTS

AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS

Canberra’s Super Best Friends have announced a short tour as they gear up towards the release of a new single and video.

01/08 - Phoenix Bar, Canberra [18+]
02/08 - World Bar, Sydney [18+]
03/08 - Rochester Castle, Melbourne [18+]


Local supports have been announced for The Smith Street Band’s upcoming run of shows with American Weekender guests Joyce Manor and Cheap Girls. The band’s new EP Don’t Fuck With Our Dreams is due for release August 9 through Poison City Records.

22/08 - Rosemount Hotel, Perth [18+]* w/ Grim Fandango, Ten Points For Glenroy
23/08 - Prince Of Wales, Bunbury [18+]* w/ Grim Fandango
24/08 - Uni Bar, Adelaide [18+]* w/ Grenadiers, The Hard Aches
25/08 - Karova Lounge, Ballarat [18+]* w/ Foxtrot, Clowns
28/08 - Brisbane Hotel, Hobart [18+]* w/ Lincoln Le Fevre & The Insiders, Speakeasies
29/08 - The Zoo, Brisbane [18+] w/ Seahorse Divorce
30/08 - Great Northern, Newcastle [18+] w/ Summer Policy
31/08 - Annandale Hotel, Sydney [18+] w/ Milhouse
04/09 - Transit Bar, Canberra [18+]
07/09 - Corner Hotel, Melbourne [18+] SOLD OUT
*Joyce Manor not appearing.


Dates for Twelve Foot Ninja’s upcoming Shuriken Tour shape up as follows. Tickets for all shows are on sale now.

30/08 - Ferntree Gully Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
05/09 - Coffs Hotel, Coffs Harbour [18+]
06/09 - Tempo Hotel, Brisbane [18+]
07/09 - Parkwood Tavern, Gold Coast [18+]
12/09 - Zierholz UC, Canberra [18+]
13/09 - Waves, Wollongong [18+]
14/09 - Manning Bar, Sydney [18+]
19/09 - Small Ballroom, Newcastle [18+]
20/09 - Entrance Leagues, The Entrance [18+]
21/09 - Mona Vale Hotel, Mona Vale [18+]
26/09 - Prince Of Wales, Bunbury [18+]
27/09 - Rosemount Hotel, Perth [18+]
04/10 - Corner Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
05/10 - Fowler’s Live, Adelaide [18+]


Tonight Alive have announced a headline tour to launch their new album The Other Side which is due for a local release September 6 through Sony Music. Joining them on all shows will be Hands Like Houses and D At Sea with tickets available from July 26.

05/09 - The Hi-Fi, Sydney [AA]
07/09 - Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane [U18] *Afternoon show*
07/09 - The Zoo, Brisbane [18+] *Night show*
11/09 - The Hi-Fi, Melbourne [U18]
13/09 - Billboard, Melbourne [18+]
14/09 - Astor Theatre, Perth [AA]
15/09 - HQ, Adelaide [18+]


The Snowdroppers have announced a tour for September on the back of So Much Better, the newest single from their second album Moving Out Of Eden. Also appearing on all shows are fellow Sydneysiders Gay Paris. Tickets are on sale July 23.

06/09 - Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane [18+]
07/09 - Jive Bar, Adelaide [18+]
13/09 - Curtin Band Room, Melbourne [18+]
20/09 - Annandale Hotel, Sydney [18+]
21/09 - Annandale Hotel, Sydney [18+]*
*Gay Paris not appearing.


Parkway Drive have announced the remainder of the supports for their 10 Year Anniversary tour. Details shape up as follows.

14/09 - Metropolis, Fremantle [U18] w/ Thy Art Is Murder, Confession
15/09 - Capitol, Perth [18+] w/ Thy Art Is Murder, Make Them Suffer *SOLD OUT*
16/09 - Capitol, Perth [18+] w/ Confession, Ruthless
17/09 - The Gov, Adelaide [18+] w/ Northlane, Confession *SOLD OUT*
18/09 - The Gov, Adelaide [AA] w/ Thy Art Is Murder, Cruel Intentions
19/09 - The Gov, Adelaide [18+] w/ Confession, Thy Art Is Murder
20/09 - The Palace, Melbourne [18+] w/ Thy Art Is Murder, Outsiders Code *SOLD OUT*
21/09 - The Palace, Melbourne [U18] w/ Thy Art Is Murder, Confession
22/09 - The Palace, Melbourne [18+] w/ Confession, Higher Power
24/09 - UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney [LIC/AA] w/ Northlane, Relentless *SOLD OUT*
25/09 - UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney [LIC/AA] w/ Confession, Thy Art Is Murder
26/09 - Panthers, Newcastle [LIC/AA] w/ Thy Art Is Murder, Confession
28/09 - YAC Ampitheatre, Byron Bay [AA] w/ Confession, Survival
29/09 - The Tivoli, Brisbane [18+] w/ Thy Art Is Murder, Survival *SOLD OUT*
30/09 - The Tivoli, Brisbane [AA] w/ Confession, Thy Art Is Murder
01/10 - The Tivoli, Brisbane [18+] w/ Confession, Survival


Regurgitator’s national tour in support of upcoming album Dirty Pop Fantasy shape up like this. Tickets are on sale now.

25/09 - Republic Bar, Hobart [18+]
27/09 - Theatre Royal, Castlemaine [18+]
28/09 - The Hi-Fi, Melbourne [18+]
02/10 - Waves, Wollongong [18+]
03/10 - Zierholz UC, Canberra [18+]
04/10 - The Hi-Fi, Sydney [18+]
05/10 - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle [18+]
06/10 - The Gov, Adelaide [18+]
11/10 - The Hi-Fi, Brisbane [18+]
12/10 - Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta [18+]
13/10 - The Northern, Byron Bay [18+]
16/10 - Indi Bar, Perth [18+]
17/10 - Prince Of Wales, Bunbury [18+]
18/10 - Metropolis, Fremantle [18+]
19/10 - Rosemount Hotel, Perth [18+]


INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS

Me First And The Gimme Gimmes are back this coming October for an eight show run of capital city and regional venues. Tickets are on sale July 26.

02/10 - Manning Bar, Sydney [18+]
03/10 - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle [18+]
04/10 - The Hi-Fi, Brisbane [18+]
05/10 - Corner Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
06/10 - Corner Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
09/10 - Barwon Club, Geelong [18+]
10/10 - Fowler’s Live, Adelaide [18+]
11/10 - Amplifier Bar, Perth [18+]
12/10 - Prince Of Wales, Bunbury [18+]


Imagine Dragons will be hitting Australia for a three show jaunt in October on the back of their debut album Night Visions. Tickets are on sale July 24.

16/10 - The Palace, Melbourne [18+]
18/10 - Enmore Theatre, Sydney [18+]
19/10 - The Hi-Fi, Brisbane [18+]


Polish metal giants Behemoth will tour nationally in October joined by Italy’s Hour Of Penance. Tickets are on sale July 23.

24/10 - Capitol, Perth [18+]
25/10 - The Espy, Melbourne [18+]
26/10 - Manning Bar, Sydney [18+]
27/10 - The Hi-Fi, Brisbane [18+]


As promised, City And Colour will be returning to Australia in November and December with support on all shows by Melbourne’s Husky. Tickets are on sale July 24.

24/11 - State Theatre, Sydney [AA]
25/11 - State Theatre, Sydney [AA]
28/11 - Civic Theatre, Newcastle [AA]
30/11 - Riverstage, Brisbane [AA]
02/12 - Royal Theatre, Canberra [AA]
04/12 - Theatre Royal, Hobart [AA]
07/12 - Belvoir Ampitheatre, Perth [18+]*
10/12 - Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide [AA]
14/12 - Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne [AA]
*Underage patrons can attend with an adult.


Muse will be playing arenas around the country this November and December with support on all shows by Birds Of Tokyo. Tickets are on sale July 29 with a pre-sale for Frontier members from July 24.

30/11 - Perth Arena, Perth [AA]
04/12 - Entertainment Centre, Adelaide [AA]
06/12 - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne [AA]
10/12 - Entertainment Centre, Brisbane [AA]
13/12 - Allphones Arena, Sydney [AA]


Thirty Seconds To Mars’ previously announced dates have been rescheduled for March 2014 due a band member undergoing a necessary medical procedure. All tickets already sold are still valid. Punters unable to attend the rescheduled dates should contact their ticket issuer by August 3.

25/03 - Challenge Stadium, Perth [AA]
28/03 - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne [AA]
29/03 - Entertainment Centre, Sydney [AA]
30/03 - Riverstage, Brisbane [AA]


CLIP OF THE WEEK

Violent Soho dropped a video this week for In The Aisle from their upcoming third album Hungry Ghost. The band teamed up with director Tristan Houghton to film a short documentary on Brisbane native Dario and his attempts to hold an annual nudist bike ride through the city. Hungry Ghost is due for release September 6 through I Oh You Music.

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Australian News Roundup 07/14/2013
07/13/13 at 08:47 AM by BennyNova
NEWS

The inaugural Here & Now Festival will take place at Enigma Bar, Adelaide, on October 4. The bill for the all ages event features 50 Lions, Warbrain, Survival, Outsiders Code, Search And Destroy, Crisis Alert and Level. Tickets are available now.

Byron Bay’s Postblue and Perth’s Flowermouth will be collaborating on a split 7”. You can listen to a new Flowermouth track from the split entitled Tell Me here and Postblue’s previously uploaded track Kids Need Jesus here. The release is due in August with pre-orders available soon through Hindsight Records.

Grim Fandango will release their second album Flicker Noise on September 16 via Poison City Records. The album was recorded and mixed by James Balderston (Coerce, SXWZD) and mastered in the States by Carl Saff (Dinosaur Jr, Guided By Voices).

Adelaide’s She’s The Band have released a taste of their debut album One From The Top Shelf. Take a listen to the track Talk Shit here. Pre-orders for the album begin July 18 through Pee Records.

After a slight delay, the vinyl pressing of Fourteen Nights At Sea’s Great North is now available from Hobbledehoy Records. The LP is limited to 260 copies on 180g white vinyl and can be purchased here.

Magic Dirt vocalist/guitarist Adalita has released a track from her upcoming second solo album. Take a listen to All Day Venus here. Further details about the release are expected in the coming weeks.

Dead Letter Circus are offering fans on Facebook the chance to receive exclusive updates first about their new album The Catalyst Fire. Subscribing to The Inner Circle allows listeners to check out behind the scenes news, new tracks and videos as soon as they’re released. The album is slated for an August 9 release through UNFD.

Violent Soho will release their third album Hungry Ghost on September 6 through I Oh You. Listen to first single In The Aisle here and peruse pre-order bundles here.

The Decline, Scalphunter, The Bob Gordons and Silver Lizard have teamed up for a 7” entitled The WA Punk 4 Way. The release will be available from the bands at two launch shows later in the month at Perth’s Rosemount Hotel on July 26 and Bunbury’s Prince Of Wales Hotel on July 31.

Melbourne’s Aural Window will release their new EP Candlelight on July 30. Pre-orders are available here and you can view a trailer for the release here.

While in the country for Hits & Pits 2.0, The Ataris will play an additional show at Perth’s Amplifier Bar on November 24. Tickets are available here.

Perth hardcore band The Others have posted a new song online from their debut album. You can listen to Nowhere To Go here. The song comes from the forthcoming record Red Eyes which will be released in August by Shaman Records in Australia and Six Feet Under Records in the US. Pre-orders are available here.

Brisbane’s Release The Hounds have released their new 5-track EP This Town. You can stream the whole thing here and watch the band’s new video for 6 To Midnight here.


THE CHARTS

Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail was held at #2 on the ARIA album charts this week by The Voice winner Harrison Craig’s More Than A Dream which reclaimed the #1 position. Previous #1 Bliss N Eso’s Circus In The Sky sits at #3 after recording the highest first-week sales of the year last week. Elsewhere on debut, Josh Pyke’s fourth album The Beginning And The End Of Everything came in at #7 and Whitley’s comeback album Even The Stars Are A Mess arrived at #44.


TOUR ANNOUNCEMENTS

AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS

Army Of Champions have lined up some dates in support of their new 10” Burning Alive, which is due for an August 2 release through Loch & Quay. The band will be joined on most shows by Adelaide’s Grenadiers and Sydney’s Firearms.

18/07 - Surfers Paradise Beergarden, Gold Coast [18+]
19/07 - Norville Hotel, Toowoomba [18+]
20/07 - Crowbar, Brisbane [18+]
26/07 - Crown & Anchor, Adelaide [18+]
27/07 - Reverence Hotel, Melbourne [18+]*
10/08 - Crowbar, Brisbane [18+]*
31/08 - Black Wire Records, Sydney [AA]
*Grenadiers and Firearms not appearing.


In Hearts Wake have announced a short run of Victorian shows for next month, which will be their last headline shows before the band head to Europe.

02/08 - Kingston City Hall, Moorabbin [AA] *Evening show*
02/08 - Mynt Lounge, Werribee [18+] *Late show*
03/08 - Town Hall, Coburg [AA]
04/08 - Community Complex, Beaconsfield [AA]


Melbourne’s This Fiasco have announced some dates in support of their new single Unbound. Take a listen to the track here.

02/08 - Black Market, Adelaide [18+]
03/08 - Phoenix Youth Centre, Melbourne [AA]
08/08 - Beat Nightclub, Perth [18+]
09/08 - YMCA HQ, Perth [AA]
10/08 - Lilydale Showgrounds, Melbourne [AA]
16/08 - The Grid, Toowoomba [AA]
17/08 - The Waiting Room, Brisbane [AA]
18/08 - Above Bored, Brisbane [18+]


Sydney hardcore act Vices are heading out on tour in August with Germany’s Reason To Care. Dates shape up as follows.

03/08 - Empire Studios, Brisbane [AA]
04/08 - Crowbar, Brisbane [18+]
08/08 - Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle [18+]
09/08 - Bill Sohier Park Hall, Ourimbah [AA]
10/08 - Chatswood Youth Centre, Sydney [AA]
11/08 - Yours & Owls, Wollongong [AA]
15/08 - The Basement, Canberra [18+]
16/08 - Phoenix Youth Centre, Melbourne [AA]
17/08 - Reverence Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
18/08 - Crown & Anchor, Adelaide [18+]


INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS

Supports have been announced for Cartel and Lydia’s upcoming August tour. Wake The Giants have been tapped as national support with the following local openers on each date.

14/08 - Amplifier Bar, Perth [18+]* w/ The Takeover, Finders
15/08 - Fowler’s Live, Adelaide [LIC/AA] w/ Just Like Clockwork, Mayweather, Visions
16/08 - Ferntree Gully Hotel, Melbourne [18+] w/ TBA
17/08 - The Hi-Fi, Melbourne [18+] w/ Sidelines, Hometown, The Spinset
18/08 - Annandale Hotel, Sydney [18+] w/ Swing From A Streetlight, Hearts Collide, LLC
21/08 - The Zoo, Brisbane [18+] w/ Skies Collide
*Wake The Giants not appearing.


For The Fallen Dreams have announced an Australian tour for September with supports from The Plot In You, Storm The Sky and Fit For A King. Tickets are on sale July 19.

11/09 - YMCA HQ, Perth [AA]*
12/09 - Amplifier Bar, Perth [18+]*
13/09 - Fowler’s Live, Adelaide [LIC/AA]
14/09 - Invasion Fest, Melbourne [AA]
15/09 - Corner Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
18/08 - The Basement, Canberra [18+]
19/09 - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle [18+]
20/09 - The Hi-Fi, Sydney [LIC/AA]
21/09 - Thriller, Brisbane [18+]
22/09 - Invasion Fest, Gold Coast [AA]
*Storm The Sky and Fit For A King not appearing.


Seminal stoner outfit Sleep will play two headline shows following their appearance at the Release The Bats event in Melbourne this October. Tickets are available here.

27/10 - Manning Bar, Sydney [18+]
28/10 - Rosemount Hotel, Perth [18+]


The first bunch of acts for Warped Tour Australia were announced this week. The lineup features The Offspring, Parkway Drive, Simple Plan, New Found Glory, The Used, Hatebreed, Tonight Alive, The Summer Set, Kids In Glass Houses, We Came As Romans, Man Overboard, Crown The Empire, The Dangerous Summer, For All Those Sleeping, Veara, Anarbor, Mallory Knox and RDGLDGRN. H2O were also initially announced but this was later revealed to be an error and that the band were never actually confirmed. Tickets for the tour go on sale July 18 from vanswarpedtouraustralia.com.

29/11 - RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane
30/11 - Showground, Coffs Harbour
01/12 - Barangaroo, Sydney (council approval pending)
06/12 - Exhibition Park, Canberra
07/12 - TBA, Melbourne
08/12 - TBA, Adelaide


Dates for the 2014 Big Day Out festival were revealed earlier than expected after a keen-eyed punter snapped a shot of an unreleased poster which spread rapidly across social media. The dates have since been confirmed by the organisers.

17/01 - Western Springs, Auckland
19/01 - Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast
24/01 - TBA, Melbourne
26/01 - TBA, Sydney
27/01 - TBA, Sydney
31/01 - TBA, Adelaide
02/02 - TBA, Perth


CLIP OF THE WEEK

This week saw the release of Josh Pyke’s new album The Beginning And The End Of Everything which debuted at #7 on the national charts. Check out the video for first single Leeward Side below which was directed by Beatrice Pegard-Ferry. The Beginning And The End Of Everything is out now through Ivy League Records.

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Australian News Roundup 07/07/2013
07/06/13 at 07:49 AM by BennyNova
NEWS

Sydney outfits Oslow and Ted Danson With Wolves are heading into the studio to record a split release. A date for the release is yet to be announced but the two bands will be playing a short run of shows in Melbourne around the recording of the split (dates below).

Trainwreck will release their debut album Fresh Air / Dead Lungs on July 24 through Broken Hive Records. The album was recorded earlier in the year at 3 Phase Studios, Melbourne, with Sam Johnson (A Death In The Family, House Vs Hurricane) and mastered in the States by Alan Douches. You can listen to a new track entitled Worn Out here and pre-order the album here. See the Tours section for the band’s upcoming dates in support of the release.

The Getaway Plan have parted ways with long-time bassist Dave Anderson and replaced him with Jase Clark. The band have also announced that they're now free agents after splitting with their label UNFD. You can pre-order the band's upcoming double a-side 7" Lovesick/Mirrors here.

Pre-order The Nation Blue’s 2001 debut A Blueprint For Modern Noise on 2LP vinyl complete with two unreleased tracks here. The reissue will be available August 26 via Poison City Records.

Lo! vocalist Jamie-Leigh Smith has announced he will be parting ways with the band to pursue other musical avenues. The band’s tour this month in support of new album Monstrorum Historia will be Smith’s last shows. No word yet on the possibility of a replacement.

The Butterfly Effect will be releasing a posthumous double-DVD documentary/live set combo entitled Effected on August 9. The release will compile the warts-and-all inside story of the band’s 12 year career leading up to the eventual departure of vocalist Clint Boge last year. Also featured is a six-camera shoot of the band’s last ever show at Melbourne’s Palace Theatre. Pre-orders are available here and you can watch the DVD trailer here.

Clowns have joined the Poison City Records roster. Their debut full-length I’m Not Right is set for release through the label on LP and CD in early October.

Dream Cave, the upcoming third album from Cloud Control, is available for pre-order here. The effort is set for an August 9 release.

Melbourne’s Angry Seas recently released a self-titled 7” debut through Broken Bones Music. You can listen to a track called Footprints here and buy a copy of the record here.

Perth’s Monuments have announced a launch show for their upcoming debut album Existence. The all-ages show will take place August 11 at YMCA HQ and the bill is rounded out by BLKOUT, Flowermouth, Truthseeker and Idle Eyes.


THE CHARTS

Hip-hop artists Bliss N Eso took #1 position on the ARIA album charts this week on debut with their new album Circus In The Sky. Elsewhere in the top 10, Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories continues to sell well at #7 and Kanye West’s Yeezus sits at #9. Also debuting strong was Dream On Dreamer’s Loveless at #29 and Big Scary’s Not Art at #32.


TOUR ANNOUNCEMENTS

AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS

Melbourne’s As A Rival have announced a tour in support of their new EP Concerning Trends. The effort can be streamed here and you can watch the band’s video for the track Warm Gun here.


12/07 - Annandale Hotel, Sydney [18+] w/ Siamese Almeida, The Ivory Drips, Marionettes, Magnus
13/07 - Yours & Owls, Wollongong [18+] w/ Siamese Almeida, Mangrove Jack, Marionettes
25/07 - Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine [18+] w/ Falconio
26/07 - Reverence Hotel, Melbourne [18+] w/ Jonesez, A Process Of, On Sierra, Laser Brains
03/08 - Crown And Anchor, Adelaide [18+] w/ Archives, The Secondhand Squad, Fell At 10
09/08 - Musicman Megastore, Bendigo [AA] w/ Eater Of The Sky, Falconio
17/08 - Barwon Club, Geelong [18+] w/ Don Fernando, Falconio


Frenzal Rhomb have announced local supports for their next run of national shows. Tickets for all dates are on sale now.

12/07 - Manning Bar, Sydney [18+] w/ Bloods, Batfoot!
13/07 - Brisbane Hotel, Hobart [18+] Uncle Geezer, Skun Knee
02/08 - Corner Hotel, Melbourne [18+] w/ Crisis Alert, Hug Therapist
09/08 - Carmens, Miranda [18+] w/ Nerdlinger, Ivan Drago
10/08 - Mona Vale Hotel, Mona Vale [18+] w/ Frank Rizzo, Coffin


Trainwreck have lined up the following dates in support of their debut album Fresh Air / Dead Lungs.

12/07 - Workers Club, Melbourne [18+]
18/07 - Musicman Megastore, Bendigo [AA]
19/07 - Edge Hotel, Mildura [AA]
20/07 - Fowlers Live, Adelaide [LIC/AA]
26/07 - Citizen’s Hall, Muswellbrook [AA]
27/07 - Chatswood Youth Centre, Sydney [AA]
28/07 - Yours And Owls, Wollongong [AA]
08/08 - Snitch, Brisbane [18+]
09/08 - Studio 454, Brisbane [AA]
10/08 - Lanyon Youth Centre, Canberra [AA]
16/08 - Reverence Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
17/08 & 18/08 - Mordialloc Metal & Hardcore Fest, Melbourne [AA]


Perth outfit FAIM have announced a winter tour in support of their recent album Pretty Well Over The Bay. You can also check out their new clip for the song Believe here.

31/07 - Crown And Anchor, Adelaide [18+]
02/08 - Reverence Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
03/08 - The Tote, Melbourne [18+]
10/08 - Pica Bar, Perth [18+]


This year’s edition of Loudfest will consist of four all-ages shows and intersects with several overseas touring bands’ schedules. Shows will be headlined by Alesana (Sydney only) and Confession and the lineup is rounded out by Attila (Sydney/Brisbane only), Hand Of Mercy, Saviour, Feed Her To The Sharks, For All Eternity, Storm The Sky, Hellions (Sydney only), Stories, The Sweet Apes and Elegist. Tickets are on sale now.

03/08 - Arrow On Swanston, Melbourne [AA]
04/08 - Fowlers Live, Adelaide [AA]
10/08 - Trinity Hall, Brisbane [AA]
11/08 - Factory Theatre, Sydney [AA]


Oslow and Ted Danson With Wolves will be playing three Melbourne shows in August while they’re in town to record a split. Line-ups shape up like this.

22/08 - House Show, Melbourne [AA] w/ Have/Hold, zzzounds
23/08 - Gasometer, Melbourne [18+] w/ Union Pacific, Life & Limb, Popolice
24/08 - Reverence Hotel, Melbourne [18+] w/ Stockades, Apart From This, Summer Hill


Dead Letter Circus have announced a national tour in support of their upcoming second album The Catalyst Fire. Support on all dates are Closure In Moscow and Sleep Parade. Tickets are on sale July 8.

29/08 - HQ, Adelaide [18+]
30/08 - The Wool Exchange, Geelong [18+]
31/08 - The Hi-Fi, Melbourne [18+]
04/09 - Zierholz @ UC, Canberra [18+]
05/09 - Metro Theatre, Sydney [18+]
06/09 - Waves, Wollongong [18+]
07/09 - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle [18+]
12/09 - Kings Beach Tavern, Caloundra [18+]
13/09 - The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba [18+]
14/09 - The Hi-Fi, Brisbane [18+]
19/09 - Prince Of Wales, Bunbury [18+]
20/09 - Metropolis, Fremantle [18+]


After successful sold out dates around the country in response to their latest album Singularity, Northlane have announced a string of regional shows for September with national support from Perth’s Saviour. Tickets for The Springularity Tour are on sale now.

05/09 - Studio 6, Sutherland [LIC/AA]
06/09 - The Basement, Canberra [18+]
07/09 - Masonic Hall, Blacktown [AA]
08/09 - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle [AA]
12/09 - Commercial Hotel, South Morang [18+]
13/09 - Ferntree Gully Hotel, Ferntree Gully [18+]
15/09 - Coburg Town Hall, Coburg [AA]
17/09 - The Gov, Adelaide [18+]* SOLD OUT
19/09 - Surfers Paradise Beergarden, Gold Coast [18+]
21/09 - Racehorse Hotel, Ipswich [18+]
22/09 - One Epic Event, Strathpine [U18]
24/09 - UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney [LIC/AA]*
*Saviour not appearing


The Mark Of Cain have announced two Adelaide shows in September to celebrate the vinyl release of their latest album Songs Of The Third And Fifth. Tickets are available now with a discounted pass for both shows also on offer.

06/09 - The Gov, Adelaide [18+]
07/09 - Fowlers Live, Adelaide [LIC/AA]


INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS

City And Colour’s Dallas Green will play two intimate solo acoustic shows this month in support of latest album The Hurry And The Harm. While in the country Green will also announce a full band tour for later in the year. Tickets for both shows reportedly sold out on Friday in 90 seconds.

17/07 - The Standard, Sydney [18+]
19/07 - The Toff In Town, Melbourne [18+]


While in the country for this year’s Weekender and shows with The Smith Street Band this September, Joyce Manor have added two more headline dates in Adelaide and Perth. Support on both shows comes from Perth’s Grim Fandango.

10/09 - Animal House, Adelaide [AA]
11/09 - Pica Bar, Perth [18+]


Japanese hardcore quartet Palm will return to Australia for the first time since 2007 for a massive September and October tour with national support from the recently reunited A Secret Death. The tour will visit all states and territories and also intersects on several dates with the already announced Rolo Tomassi / Totally Unicorn / Stockades tour for some fests.

11/09 - Pot Belly Bar, Canberra [18+]*
12/09 - Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle [18+]*
13/09 - Hermann’s Bar, Sydney [18+]
14/09 - Crowbar, Brisbane [18+]
18/09 - Amplifier Bar, Perth [18+]*
19/09 - YMCA HQ, Perth [AA]
20/09 - Recreation Hall, Santa Teresa [AA]
21/09 - Gap View Hotel, Alice Springs [18+]
23/09 - Mad Mouse Alley, Adelaide [AA]
25/09 - Edge Hotel, Mildura [AA]
26/09 - Newmarket Hotel, Bendigo [18+]
27/09 - Reverence Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
28/09 - Brisbane Hotel, Hobart [18+]
01/10 - Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
03/10 - Studio 454, Brisbane [AA]
04/10 - O’Dowd’s Hotel, Rockhampton [18+]
05/10 - Warriors Soccer Club, Townsville [AA]
06/10 - TBC, Cairns
*A Secret Death not appearing


CLIP OF THE WEEK

Dead Letter Circus this week released their apocalyptic new video for the song Lodestar. The track is the first single from their upcoming second album The Catalyst Fire which is up for pre-order here. The album is due August 9 through UNFD.

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Australian News Roundup 06/30/2013
06/29/13 at 08:40 AM by BennyNova
NEWS

The Getaway Plan are set to release their first new music since 2011’s Requiem. According to the poster for their upcoming Lovesick Tour (details below), the band will be releasing a double A-side entitled Lovesick/Mirrors in August on 7” vinyl and through iTunes. No official announcement yet but expect one soon.

Dead Letter Circus will release their sophomore album The Catalyst Fire on August 9 via UNFD. First single Lodestar will premiere on Triple J radio’s Drive With The Doctor on July 4. Check out a teaser for the release here.

Listen to a previously unreleased track from The Nation Blue entitled Monument Part 1 here. The track comes from the upcoming vinyl reissue of the band’s 2001 debut A Blueprint For Modern Noise, which is due later in the year through Poison City Records. Pre-orders will be available as of July 1.

The Smith Street Band have announced they’ll be joining Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls on a massive tour of the USA and Canada in October / November. Check out all the dates and details here.

Black Flag and Good For You are the latest acts announced for Hits And Pits 2.0. They join a lineup for the November festival which includes Boysetsfire, Off With Their Heads, The Ataris and No Fun At All. Tickets are available online here.

The first round of acts for this year’s Harvest festival have been announced, with the bill being headlined by Massive Attack, Franz Ferdinand and Primus. Among the other acts announced so far are Eels, Neutral Milk Hotel, Desaparecidos and M. Ward. Tickets are on sale July 12 and you can find info on the dates and venues in Tour Announcements.

Empire Of The Sun’s new album Ice On The Dune has had a big opening week in the US, debuting on the Billboard 200 Album Charts at #20.

Watch an acoustic performance by Monuments of their track Howl here. The band’s upcoming album Existence is slated for an August 9 release through Hindsight Records.

Art Vs Science’s Jim Finn has embarked on a solo venture under the name Vydamo and is set to release his debut album Becoming Human on July 12. Check out the video for first single Gonna Make It here.

Parkway Drive have announced a second Sydney date for their September tour. The new show is set for September 25 at the UNSW Roundhouse with support from Confession and Thy Art Is Murder.

Stream the new Dream On Dreamer album Loveless in its entirety here. The album was released this week via UNFD.

With the Weekender 2013 already sold out, Poison City Records last week announced the return of the annual Prekender Party. The warm-up show will take place on Thursday September 5 at the Gasometer Hotel. Heading up the event will be international Weekender guests Joyce Manor and Cheap Girls with Grim Fandango, Ride The Tiger, Initials and Freak Wave rounding out the bill. Tickets are on sale July 1.

Tonight Alive have announced a September 6 release date for their new album The Other Side. The effort was recorded locally with producer Dave Petrovic and mixed in the US by Dan Korneff (Paramore, Pierce The Veil).

Brisbane independent label Monolith Records will be releasing the upcoming album from Rosetta on LP in Australia. The US post-metal act’s fourth full-length The Anaesthete is set for a pay-what-you-want digital release August 8 and pre-orders will go up the same day.

Canberra noisemakers Machina Genova have announced the release of their debut EP Weathered Heart for August 11. Weathered Heart was recorded with Chris Brownbill at Sun Distortion Studios, Brisbane, and mastered by Carl Saff (Touché Amoré, Code Orange Kids). Broken Hive Records and Lacklustre Records will be joint releasing the EP on 10” vinyl with pre-orders available here. Listen to a track from the effort entitled Funeral March here.

UNFD will be handling the local release of Misery Signals’ successfully crowdfunded new album Absent Light. The long-awaited effort is due for release July 26.

Robotosaurus’ shows in support of the Together Alone split with Totally Unicorn have apparently been their last. The Adelaide act released two EPs, an album and two split releases in their 6 years as a band. Together Alone can still be ordered here.

Melbourne-via-New Zealand avant-rock outfit Gatherer are currently working on their second album according to a series of updates on the band’s facebook. The follow-up to 2012’s So Be It is expected later in the year.

Warbrain have released another song from their upcoming album Void Of Confusion. Listen to Deceit here. The album is due for release July 5 through Resist Records.

According to a tweet from AJ Maddah the line-up for the Australian leg of the Warped Tour will be announced July 10.

Jamie Hay will be playing a Sunday residency at Melbourne’s Reverence Hotel throughout July. They’re set to be his last shows for a while as Hay and his wife are expecting their first child in the coming months. Additionally Hay is set to make a guest appearance on the upcoming third album from I Exist according to a recent studio photo.

Brisbane band The Trouble With Templeton will release their debut album Rookie on August 2. You can listen to new single You Are New here and pre-order the album here. The band also recently announced a tour to coincide with the release, details can be found in Tour Announcements.

Launceston band Save The Clocktower have inked a deal with American label Bullet Tooth Records. The label will release the band’s debut album Wasteland later this year. The band have also been announced as the national support for Alesana’s August tour.

Long running metal act Frankenbok will release a live DVD entitled Home Is Where The Stage Is on August 17. The release will contain a live set filmed at the now defunct Prague Bar, Thornbury on May 21, 2011 as well as the band’s videography. Pre-orders are available here.

With the rising cost of overseas shipping to Australia taking its toll on punters’ bank accounts, a new online locally-based merch store has opened to take away some of the strain. The new Imprint Merch website launched this week and you can check out their range of local and international stock here.


THE CHARTS

Contrary to last week’s report, Kanye West’s Yeezus did indeed take the #1 spot on the ARIA album charts in its first week, after a data classification error initially awarded the position to country singers Troy Cassar-Daly and Adam Harvey’s The Great Country Songbook. The charts were republished last Monday with Yeezus on top. The change was due to a bulk third party purchase of Songbook, which was deemed to be in breach of the ARIA Charts Codes Of Practice.

West was dethroned from #1 this week by the debut album from The Voice winner Harrison Craig, More Than A Dream. Yeezus sits at #2, Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories still sticks in the top ten at #6 and Bernard Fanning and Empire Of The Sun sit at #8 and #9 respectively. J. Cole’s Born Sinner came in at #14 on debut and Falling In Reverse’s Fashionably Late landed at #20.


TOUR ANNOUNCEMENTS

AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS

Eskimo Joe have announced the Great West Tour, a regional tour of venues around their home state of Western Australia for July and August. Dates shape up as follows.

26/07 - Diver's Tavern, Broome [18+]
27/07 - Walkabout Hotel, Port Hedland [18+]
28/08 - The Newman Club, Newman [18+]
01/08 - Prince Of Wales, Bunbury [18+]
02/08 - Settler’s Tavern, Margaret River [18+]
03/08 - Studio 146, Albany [18+]
04/08 - Players Bar, Mandurah [18+]


The Getaway Plan will embark on The Lovesick Tour with dates stretching from late July through to September. More shows are still to be announced but here’s the initial run.

27/07 - Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne [18+]
02/08 - The Underground, Darwin [18+]
09/08 - Waratah Hotel, Hobart [18+]
10/08 - Waratah Hotel, Hobart [U18]
15/08 - Small Ballroom, Newcastle [18+]
16/08 - Coffs Hotel, Coffs Harbour [18+]
17/08 - Thriller, Brisbane [18+]
22/08 - Surfers Paradise Beer Garden, Gold Coast [18+]
23/08 - Racehorse Hotel, Ipswich [18+]
24/08 - Springwood Hotel, Springwood [18+]
29/08 - Karova Lounge, Ballarat [18+]
30/08 - Mooroolbark Community Centre, Melbourne [U18]
31/08 - The Wool Exchange, Geelong [18+]
12/09 - Prince Of Wales, Bunbury [18+]
13/09 - Players Bar, Mandurah [18+]
14/09 - Rosemount Hotel, Perth [18+]
15/09 - YMCA HQ, Perth [U18]
20/09 - Black Market, Adelaide [18+]


Vanity have announced some WA record release shows in early August in support of their upcoming album The Cast Shade. Guests on all shows are Newcastle’s Safe Hands and Adelaide’s The Weight plus local openers on each.

02/08 - The Beat Nightclub, Perth [18+] w/ Foxes, No Regrets, Cabin Fever
03/08 - YMCA HQ, Perth [AA] w/ The Others, Statues, Protest
04/08 - Guides Hall, Bunbury [AA] w/ The Others, Mindless, Acrimony


The Trouble With Templeton’s album tour on the back of their debut LP Rookie shapes up as follows.

16/08 - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne [18+] w/ Ali Barter
17/08 - Edinburgh Castle Hotel, Adelaide [18+] w/ The Viennas, Echo And The Empress
22/08 - Transit Bar, Canberra [18+] w/ Battleships
23/08 - Goodgod Small Club, Sydney [18+] w/ Battleships
24/08 - Republic Bar, Hobart [18+] w/ The Beautiful Chains, Jed Appleton
29/08 - The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba [18+] w/ Holy Holy
30/08 - The Zoo, Brisbane [18+] w/ Holy Holy
31/08 - Byron Bay Brewery, Byron Bay [18+] w/ Dave’s Pawn Shop, Love Hate Rebellion


Before they jet off to the US and UK at the end of the year, Cloud Control will be hitting the road in August and September in support of their upcoming third album Dream Cave. Support on all shows comes from Sydney’s Palms.

21/08 - The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba [18+]
22/08 - Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta [18+]
23/08 - The Tivoli, Brisbane [18+]
24/08 - Kings Beach Tavern, Caloundra [18+]
28/08 - ANU Bar, Canberra [18+]
30/08 - The Gov, Adelaide [18+]
31/08 - Capitol, Perth [18+]
05/09 - Star Bar, Bendigo [18+]
06/09 - Forum Theatre, Melbourne [18+]
07/09 - Republic Bar, Hobart [18+]
10/09 - University, Wollongong [18+]
12/09 - Metro Theatre, Sydney [18+]


INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS

Local supports have been announced for Alesana’s upcoming August tour. Save The Clocktower have been tapped as national support with locals rounding out the bill on each stop. Here’s a reminder of the dates.

07/08 - Amplifier Bar, Perth [18+]* w/ Avastera, Cupid Falls, Illuminator
08/08 - Fowlers Live, Adelaide [LIC/AA] w/ Seconds Before Sunrise, At Fates Mercy, The Rescue, Efflorescence
09/08 - Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne [18+] w/ Pretty Little Liars, Armorous, I Am Everest
10/08 - Lilydale Showgrounds, Melbourne [AA] w/ This Fiasco, Oceans To Athena, Swim Through Seasons, Fail The Abstract
11/08 - Factory Theatre, Sydney [LIC/AA]* w/ Attila, Hand Of Mercy, Storm The Sky
14/08 - Billionaire, Brisbane [18+] w/ TBA.
15/08 - Studio 454, Brisbane [AA] w/ Awaken I Am, Hey Denise
*Save The Clocktower not appearing.


San Francisco guitar-drone duo Barn Owl will hit Australia for the first time in August on the back of their new album V. Tickets are on sale now.

07/08 - Goodgod Small Club, Sydney [18+]
09/08 - The Bakery, Perth [18+]
10/08 - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne [18+]


Hit The Lights will be touring in September with Heroes For Hire and State Champs in support. The tour will wrap up at the previously announced A Softcore Gathering... in Sydney. Presale tickets are available here.

05/09 - Amplifier Bar, Perth [18+]
06/09 - Uni Bar, Adelaide [LIC/AA]
07/09 - Phoenix Youth Center, Melbourne [AA]
08/09 - Corner Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
13/09 - Crowbar, Brisbane [18+]
14/09 - Trinity Hall, Brisbane [AA]
15/09 - Metro Theatre, Sydney [LIC/AA]


The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus have announced an Australian tour for November with support from The Sweet Apes and Red Beard. But in a unique twist, the band has announced 3-4 possible locations for each show with fans encouraged to pledge for which location they want and the town with the most pledges getting the show. Pledging begins July 9 here.


CLIP OF THE WEEK

A Fire On A Hill is the first video released from Hands Like Houses’ upcoming sophomore album Unimagine. The clip was directed by Daniel Walding and coincides with pre-orders for the effort which are available here. Unimagine is due July 23 through Rise.

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Australian News Roundup 06/23/2013
06/22/13 at 08:46 AM by BennyNova
NEWS

Pre-orders are now available for The Smith Street Band’s new EP Don’t Fuck With Our Dreams on 10” vinyl and CD here. You can also stream a song from the effort called Bigger Than Us here. The EP is due for release August 9 through Poison City Records.

Perth hardcore act Vanity have announced their upcoming full-length debut entitled The Cast Shade. The follow-up to last year’s split with Newcastle’s Safe Hands, is due next month and will be released on CD through Arrest Records and a limited run of 12” LPs through Whitewinter Records. You can listen to new track Deja Adieux here and pre-order on CD here.

The Amity Affliction drummer Ryan Burt was injured recently during their Portland, Oregon Warped Tour stop after being hit in the eye with a piece of drumstick, requiring surgery. Chad Hasty of Glass Cloud will be assuming temporary fill-in duties for the remainder of the tour.

Byron Bay’s Postblue will be releasing a split through Hindsight Records with an as-yet-unannounced artist. The band debuted a track from the effort this week entitled Kids Need Jesus which you can check out here.

The first announcement of this year’s Harvest festival is tentatively scheduled for June 27 according to promoter AJ Maddah. This year’s festival is currently set to host the Australian leg of Neutral Milk Hotel’s world tour.

sleepmakeswaves’ ARIA-nominated debut album …and so we destroyed everything has been picked up for an overseas release in the UK by Monotreme Records. The release will feature the band’s first ever vinyl pressing and a 2-CD deluxe version of the album which will include the recent remix compilation …and so we remixed everything featuring contributions from Rosetta, 65daysofstatic and Serious Beak.

Australia’s annual Parklife dance music festival will not be taking place this year according to the festival’s promoters. A smaller, scaled back event by the name of Listen Out is set to take its place in September with “parties” in Sydney, Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane. First acts will be announced soon and tickets are available from June 27.

Wollongong boutique music venue Yours & Owls is set to move from the region, with the building being put on the market and the owner likely to transfer the name to a new city.

New Melbourne hardcore band Higher Power have released their 5-track demo through bandcamp. The supergroup of sorts is comprised of Oscar McCall (50 Lions), Lloyd Donovan (Hitlist, Within Blood), Luke “Baina” Bainbridge (Her Nightmare, Outsiders Code) and Colin Kercz (Most Precious Blood, Damnation A.D.). The band are set to play the first night of Hardcore 2013 in Sydney next month.

Pre-orders have launched for Monuments’ debut album Existence. The album is due for release August 9 through Hindsight Records and is available on 12” vinyl with a range of pre-order packages on offer. You can also hear a new track from the album called Cold Space here.

Listen to the title track from Nathan Seeckts’ new EP Oceans Of Women And Wine here. The effort is due for release June 28.

Twelve Foot Ninja have been announced as the support for Fear Factory’s upcoming Demanufacture tour.

Perth band Saviour have released a new song entitled Jaded with an accompanying music video. The band will be appearing on the East Coast Rampage tour with I Killed The Prom Queen, House Vs Hurricane and Buried In Verona at the end of this month. Check out the clip here.

Western Sydney’s Triangle Skies have released their debut EP Shorelines which you can pick up here. You can also stream and download first single City Of Shadows here.

Queensland metal outfit Lynchmada have released a video for their new digital single Green River. The band are preparing to head in to the studio to work on the follow-up to their debut To The Earth. Check out the clip here.

Pre-order and stream the upcoming split 7” between Sydney’s Legions and Newcastle’s Downside via the Death’s Grip bandcamp.


THE CHARTS

The big question this week was whether Kanye West’s Yeezus could knock Bernard Fanning’s Departures off the top spot. As it happens they were both trumped by the new collaborative record by country artists Troy Cassar-Daly and Adam Harvey. West came in at #2 and Fanning was squeezed down to #4 with the #3 position taken on debut by Empire Of The Sun’s newest Ice On The Dune. Also debuting in the top 50 were Sigur Rós with Kveikur at #17 and The Lonely Island’s The Wack Album at #39.


TOUR ANNOUNCEMENTS

AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS

Parkway Drive have announced the first batch of supports for their September anniversary tour. They’ll be joined on select shows by the likes of Northlane, Thy Art Is Murder and Confession with more locals being announced closer to the dates.

14/09 - Metropolis, Fremantle [U18] w/ Thy Art Is Murder, Confession
15/09 - Capitol, Perth [18+] w/ Thy Art Is Murder **SOLD OUT**
16/09 - Capitol, Perth [18+] w/ Confession
17/09 - The Gov, Adelaide [18+] w/ Northlane, Confession **SOLD OUT**
18/09 - The Gov, Adelaide [AA] w/ Thy Art Is Murder
19/09 - The Gov, Adelaide [18+] w/ Thy Art Is Murder, Confession
20/09 - The Palace, Melbourne [18+] w/ Thy Art Is Murder **SOLD OUT**
21/09 - The Palace, Melbourne [U18] w/ Thy Art Is Murder, Confession
22/09 - The Palace, Melbourne [18+] w/ Confession
24/09 - UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney [LIC/AA] w/ Northlane
26/09 - Panthers, Newcastle [LIC/AA] w/ Thy Art Is Murder, Confession
28/09 - YAC Ampitheatre, Byron Bay [AA] w/ Confession
29/09 - The Tivoli, Brisbane [18+] w/ Thy Art Is Murder **SOLD OUT**
30/09 - The Tivoli, Brisbane [AA] w/ TBA


The Amity Affliction have announced a national tour for October with Chelsea Grin, Stick To Your Guns and In Hearts Wake in tow. Tickets for the Brothers In Arms tour will go on sale June 27.

18/10 - Riverstage, Brisbane [LIC/AA]
19/10 - Panthers, Newcastle [LIC/AA]
20/10 - Luna Park Bigtop, Sydney [LIC/AA]
22/10 - The Palace, Melbourne [U18]
23/10 - The Palace, Melbourne [18+]
25/10 - Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide [LIC/AA]
26/10 - Metro City, Perth [18+]
27/10 - Metropolis, Fremantle [U18]


INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS

After recently being a part of the Destroy Music tour with The Ghost Inside, Emmure and Hand Of Mercy, New Zealand’s Antagonist A.D. have announced a run of headlining dates for July with support from Canberra’s Reigner.

11/07 - Next, Melbourne [18+]
12/07 - Black Market, Adelaide [18+]
13/07 - St John’s Parish, Melbourne [AA]
14/07 - Lanyon Youth Centre, Canberra [AA]
17/07 - Studio 454, Brisbane [AA]
18/07 - Snitch, Brisbane [18+]
19/07 - Hot Damn Roadtrip, Wollongong [18+]
20/07 - Bill Sohier Park Hall, Ourimbah [AA]
21/07 - Masonic Centre, Blacktown [AA]


On the back of their recent releases Cartel and Lydia will be joining forces for a tour in August. Earlybird tickets are available here.

14/08 - Amplifier Bar, Perth [18+]
15/08 - Fowlers Live, Adelaide [LIC/AA]
17/08 - The Hi-Fi, Melbourne [18+]
18/08 - Annandale Hotel, Sydney [18+]
21/08 - The Zoo, Brisbane [18+]


Being As An Ocean will be touring Australia for the first time this coming August on the back of their debut album Dear G-d…. Joining them on all shows are Mt Gambier’s Sierra. Tickets are on sale June 26.

22/08 - Crowbar, Brisbane [18+]
23/08 - Studio 454, Brisbane [AA]
24/08 - Spectrum, Sydney [18+]
25/08 - Bald Faced Stag, Sydney [AA]
26/08 - Yours & Owls, Wollongong [18+]
29/08 - Bar 12, Frankston [18+]
30/08 - Wyndham Youth Centre, Melbourne [AA]
31/08 - Workers Club, Melbourne [18+]
01/09 - Enigma Bar, Adelaide [LIC/AA]


In the wake of several sold out dates on their upcoming tour, All Time Low have announced a second and final Melbourne 18+ show for September 2. Here’s a reminder of the dates.

28/08 - The Tivoli, Brisbane [AA]
20/08 - UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney [LIC/AA] *SOLD OUT**
31/08 - Billboard The Venue, Melbourne [18+] **SOLD OUT**
01/09 - Billboard The Venue, Melbourne [U18] **SOLD OUT**
02/09 - Billboard The Venue, Melbourne [18+]
03/09 - HQ, Adelaide [LIC/AA]


NYHC band Murphy’s Law will be visiting Australia for the first time in their 30 year career in September. Tickets are on sale now.

18/09 - The Zoo, Brisbane [18+]
19/09 - Barwon Club, Geelong [18+]
20/09 - The Tote, Melbourne [18+]
21/09 - Hermann’s Bar, Sydney [18+]
22/09 - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle [18+]


Devin Townsend has announced his return down under for October for shows with the Devin Townsend Project. Tickets are on sale June 27.

10/10 - The Auditorium, Brisbane [AA]
11/10 - Metro Theatre, Sydney [LIC/AA]
13/10 - The Palace, Melbourne [18+]
15/10 - Metropolis, Fremantle [18+]


Neurosis guitarist/vocalist Scott Kelly will be returning to Australia in November for a run of shows with his backing band The Road Home. Joining Kelly on the tour will be ex-Swans vocalist/keyboardist and one-time Neurosis collaborator Jarboe. Tickets are available now.

07/11 - Corner Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
08/11 - Manning Bar, Sydney [18+]
09/11 - The Zoo, Brisbane [18+]
10/11 - Rosemount Hotel, Perth [18+]


CLIP OF THE WEEK

Paper Arms have this week released the second single from their latest album The Smoke Will Clear (which you can hear in its entirety here). You can check out the video for Snake Oil below. The clip was directed by Matt Vesely who also helmed the band’s previous video for Tanks Of Dust. Paper Arms are currently on tour in Europe where they’re sharing stages with Gallows, Boysetsfire and more.

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Australian News Roundup 06/16/2013
06/15/13 at 07:59 PM by BennyNova
NEWS

House Vs Hurricane have announced they’ll be calling it a day in the coming months with appearances on the East Coast Rampage tour and River Sessions festival being their last shows, though the possibility of a farewell tour has not been ruled out. You can read their statement here and stream/download an unreleased track called Tripping Up here. The band released an EP and two full-lengths in their time together, their last being 2012’s Crooked Teeth which received an ARIA Award nomination for Best Hard Rock / Heavy Metal Album.

Soundwave Touring head honcho AJ Maddah has had some less than kind words to say regarding City And Colour’s Dallas Green via twitter. The comments were made in relation to a fan asking about the likelihood of Soundwave bringing Green back to Australia. Green has stated in a recent interview that City And Colour were overlooked for a spot on next year’s Big Day Out festival.

You can stream the hotly anticipated new Empire Of The Sun album Ice On The Dune in full here.

Bad Astronaut, The Ataris and Snuff have been added to the line-up for the Hits And Pits 2.0 festival in November. Earlybird tickets are on sale now.

Karnivool’s long-awaited third album Asymmetry is due for release July 19 through Cymatic Records/Sony. Along with this week’s national tour announcement (details below), the band have premiered the video for first single We Are which you can check out here. Asymmetry is up for pre-order in regular and deluxe editions here.

Melbourne independent label Midnight Funeral will be ceasing full-time operations at the end of 2013 according to a statement by label manager Craig Wainwright. The label will be limiting its workload to only one or two reissues per year as of 2014. Over the last four years the label has produced vinyl releases and reissues for a variety of artists such as Against, Milhouse, Confession, Mindsnare, Darren Gibson and more. You can read the statement here and check out the MF webstore here.

Watch Wil Wagner perform I Can’t Feel My Face and More Like Signals Midbest acoustic here as part of the newest edition of theMusic Sessions.

Hands Like Houses have released a lyric video for the track Introduced Species which you can watch here. The song comes from the group’s upcoming sophomore album Unimagine which will see a release July 23 through Rise Records.

Brisbane post-hardcore outfit Travels will release Death And Things Between on 7” vinyl late July through Arrest Records. Pre-orders are available here and you can listen to a track from the effort entitled My Dearest here. The band will also be sharing the stage with La Dispute and Pianos Become The Teeth June 28 at The Hi-Fi, Brisbane.

Far Away Stables have released a cover of the Benny Benassi and Skrillex collaboration Cinema. You can take a listen and download the track for free here.

The Decline’s Dan Cribb has released a track from his upcoming solo EP The Memories Last. Check out It Never Ends here. The Memories Last is Cribb’s first solo release and features contributions from Nick Diener of The Swellers. Pre-orders are available through Pee Records as of June 21.

Sydney singer-songwriter Andy Bull has landed a deal with US label Republic Records ahead of his next album.

Tonight Alive have posted a lyric video for their new song The Ocean. Take a look at the video here. The band’s upcoming album The Other Side is due for release September 10 via Fearless.

Details for all-ages Sydney mini-fest A Softcore Gathering… have been revealed. The event will take place at the Metro Theatre on September 15 with US acts Hit The Lights and State Champs to headline. Joining them will be Heroes For Hire, Skyway, Milestones, Monuments, Strickland, Breakaway, Your Weight In Gold, Sunsets, Atlantis Awaits and Thesis. Limited earlybird tickets are available here.

Pee Records have signed riot grrrl influenced Adelaide quintet She’s The Band. Their debut album One From The Top Shelf will be released early August with pre-orders available soon.

Buried In Verona have released a new video for the song I Am Hate. The track appears on their upcoming Notorious: Reloaded CD/DVD package which hit stores this week via UNFD. Check out the clip here.

Melbourne heavy outfit The Rose Line have released a lyric video for new single Take On The World. The group’s debut album Consequences is slated for an August 23 release through New Justice Records. Check out the video here.


THE CHARTS

As expected, Bernard Fanning has taken the #1 spot on the album charts with his new effort Departures. Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories is still selling well at #3, Black Sabbath’s comeback record 13 debuted at #4 and Queens Of The Stone Age dropped to #6 with …Like Clockwork. Elsewhere, Jimmy Eat World’s Damage debuted at #26 and Wolfmother’s Andrew Stockdale came in at #32 with his solo record Keep Moving.


TOUR ANNOUNCEMENTS

AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS

Adelaide’s Hightime will be touring the East Coast in the next month in support of their latest album Ishi Prende and its subsequent live DVD.

21/06 - Uni Bar, Adelaide [18+]
28/06 - Pan Studios, Geelong [AA]
29/06 - Reverence Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
11/07 - Surfers Paradise Beergarden, Gold Coast [18+]
12/07 - The Time Machine, Nambour [AA] *AFTERNOON*
12/07 - Commercial Hotel, Nambour [18+] *NIGHT*
13/07 - Jubilee Hotel, Brisbane [18+]
19/07 - Dicey Riley’s, Wollongong [18+]
20/07 - Hermann’s Bar, Sydney [18+]
21/07 - Venue TBC, Newcastle [18+]


Gearing up for the release of their second album are Adelaide outfit Grenadiers. They’ll be heading up to Queensland for three shows in July with support from Army Of Champions and Firearms.

18/07 - Surfers Paradise Beergarden, Gold Coast [18+]
19/07 - Hotel Norville, Toowoomba [18+]
20/07 - Crowbar, Brisbane [18+]


Karnivool will be heading out in late July / early August in support of their upcoming third album Asymmetry, with Northlane supporting on all shows. Tickets are on sale June 20.

30/07 - Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide [LIC/AA]
01/08 - Town Hall, Melbourne [18+]
02/08 - Town Hall, Melbourne [18+]
04/08 - Luna Park Big Top, Sydney [LIC/AA]
07/08 - Eaton’s Hill Hotel, Brisbane [18+]
11/08 - Metro City, Perth [18+]


On the back of new album Glorious Momentum which will see a release June 28, Sydney’s Isaac Graham will be hitting the road in July and August with his three-piece band The Great Unknown. Album pre-orders are available here.

19/07 - Yours & Owls, Wollongong [AA]
26/07 - The Bunker, Coogee [18+]
27/07 - Lass O’ Gowrie, Newcastle [18+]
01/08 - Crowbar, Brisbane [18+]
02/08 - Purple Carrot, Bellingen [18+]
03/08 - Star Hotel, Macksville [18+]
09/08 - Crown & Anchor, Adelaide [18+]
10/08 - Public Bar Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
14/08 - Lizotte’s, Central Coast [18+]
15/08 - Phoenix Bar, Canberra [18+]
16/08 - Black Wire Records, Sydney [AA]
17/08 - Commercial Hotel, Milton [18+]


INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS

Local supports have been announced for Japanese heavyweights Boris’ Australian dates. Aside from performing at the Dark Mofo festival in Hobart the band have the following shows lined up in which they’ll be playing their classic third album Flood in its entirety.

19/06 - Corner Hotel, Melbourne [18+] w/ Margins
21/06 - Manning Bar, Sydney [18+] w/ Dead China Doll
24/06 - Rosemount Hotel, Perth [18+] w/ Eleventh He Reaches London


Local supports have also been announced for Youth Of Today’s July tour which coincides with their appearance on the Hardcore 2013 festival. Here’s a reminder of the dates and venues.

09/07 - Amplifier Bar, Perth [18+] w/ Break, The Others
10/07 - Enigma Bar, Adelaide [18+] w/ Vigilante, Crisis Alert
11/07 - Reverence Hotel, Melbourne [18+] w/ Vigilante, Right Mind
12/07 - Crowbar, Brisbane [18+] w/ Vigilante, It Runs Deep
13/07 - The Hi-Fi, Sydney [18+] *Hardcore 2013*
14/07 - The Hi-Fi, Sydney [AA] *Hardcore 2013*


The UK’s Rolo Tomassi are headed back to Australia in September and October for a run of dates supported by Totally Unicorn and Stockades. Tickets are on sale July 1.

25/09 - Amplifier Bar, Perth [18+]*
26/09 - Enigma Bar, Adelaide [LIC/AA]
27/09 - Reverence Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
28/09 - Brisbane Hotel, Hobart [18+]*
29/09 - Wrangler Studios, Melbourne [AA]
02/10 - Magpies Club, Canberra [18+]
03/10 - Croatian Club, Newcastle [LIC/AA]
04/10 - Bald Faced Stag, Sydney [18+]
05/10 - Black Wire Records, Sydney [AA]
07/10 - Yours & Owls, Wollongong [AA]
10/10 - Crowbar, Brisbane [18+]
11/10 - Sun Distortion Studios, Brisbane [AA]
12/10 - Saleyards Club, Rockhampton [AA]
*Stockades not appearing.


Every Time I Die will return in October for 5 shows after appearing as part of the Big Day Out festival earlier in the year. Tickets are on sale June 20.

18/10 - The Hi-Fi, Brisbane [18+]
19/10 - Manning Bar, Sydney [18+]
20/10 - Corner Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
22/10 - Fowlers Live, Adelaide [LIC/AA]
24/10 - Amplifier Bar, Perth [18+]


CLIP OF THE WEEK

Cloud Control are gearing up for the release of their third album Dream Cave. This week the guys dropped a clown-laden video for first single Dojo Rising which you can check out below. The follow up to 2011’s Bliss Release was produced by Barny Barnicott (Arctic Monkeys) and is due September 17 through Votiv Records.

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