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Australian Music Round-Up (06/29/13)

Posted by: Deborah Remus (06/29/13)
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05:40 PM on 06/29/13
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Australian Music Round-UpNEWS

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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06:11 PM on 06/29/13
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Super keen for new DLC!
06:54 PM on 06/29/13
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That Jumpsuit 'pick where they go' thing is evil. Adelaide v Perth v Hobart? So basically the 3 states in Aus that get the least amount of international tours fighting it out!
11:47 PM on 06/29/13
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That Jumpsuit 'pick where they go' thing is evil. Adelaide v Perth v Hobart? So basically the 3 states in Aus that get the least amount of international tours fighting it out!
Got a feeling Perth will win that one. They have a larger fan base in Perth than most people think, they'd be able to get a good crowd at Metro City. Easily.
02:32 AM on 06/30/13
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Got a feeling Perth will win that one. They have a larger fan base in Perth than most people think, they'd be able to get a good crowd at Metro City. Easily.

Lol this is SO far off hahahahah not a chance they could go anywhere near filling metro city. They'll play at amps to like 300~ people lol
04:08 AM on 06/30/13
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So many awesome tours have been announced for August/September - just as I'm going to be out of the country :\

But so good to see more international acts heading back our way (thanks to the aussie dollar)....
04:55 AM on 06/30/13
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I've been desperately looking for vydamo's bare feet ever since they played it after the hot 100 countdown. good to see it's on itunes.
07:09 AM on 06/30/13
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Lol this is SO far off hahahahah not a chance they could go anywhere near filling metro city. They'll play at amps to like 300~ people lol
Because everyone in Perth seems to be broke these days, you're probably right there actually...though, I know they have sold out Metro City once before.
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Because everyone in Perth seems to be broke these days, you're probably right there actually...though, I know they have sold out Metro City once before.

Lol has nothing to do with money. No one gives a shit about this band anymore. No one. They are so ridiculously irrelevant. Could put on a free show at metros on a Friday night and they still wouldn't come anywhere near filling half of metros 2200~ people capacity.

So far off man c'mon.
03:51 PM on 06/30/13
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That Jumpsuit 'pick where they go' thing is evil. Adelaide v Perth v Hobart? So basically the 3 states in Aus that get the least amount of international tours fighting it out!
Yes, that is evil. Two entire states will be spared Red Jumpsuit whilst the other must suffer!
04:06 PM on 06/30/13
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Lol has nothing to do with money. No one gives a shit about this band anymore. No one. They are so ridiculously irrelevant. Could put on a free show at metros on a Friday night and they still wouldn't come anywhere near filling half of metros 2200~ people capacity.

So far off man c'mon.
When I was there, didn't seem like 2200~ capacity :O Looked like 700~ wow. Um. My point is hella blunt now.
11:39 AM on 07/01/13
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That Jumpsuit 'pick where they go' thing is evil. Adelaide v Perth v Hobart? So basically the 3 states in Aus that get the least amount of international tours fighting it out!
It's not really fair the way it is; Hobart doesn't stand a chance. They should've done two dates and done Adelaide vs Perth and then Hobart vs...Darwin or something. Or they could just play more dates.
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When I was there, didn't seem like 2200~ capacity :O Looked like 700~ wow. Um. My point is hella blunt now.


Just to clarify, you defs mean Metros in the city yeah? Cause that's a 5 story gargantuan. Maybs you meant Metros in Freo which at a guess would be around 1000-1200 people?


Either way, band won't playing a Metros. Amps/Capitol or Rosemount to a half/three quarter full crowd.
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Just to clarify, you defs mean Metros in the city yeah? Cause that's a 5 story gargantuan. Maybs you meant Metros in Freo which at a guess would be around 1000-1200 people?


Either way, band won't playing a Metros. Amps/Capitol or Rosemount to a half/three quarter full crowd.
Yeah, I meant the Metros in Freo. My bad.
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