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Australian Music Round-Up (06/22/13)

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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 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.



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]


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+]


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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