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Australian Music Round-Up (07/27/13)

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04:29 PM on 07/27/13
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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.


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.



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.


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]


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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