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Australian Music Round-Up (08/24/13)

Posted by - 12:07 PM on 08/24/13
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12:08 PM on 08/24/13
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Thanks to Sam and Ben for putting this together.

Australian Music Round-Up

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.



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+]


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


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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07:06 PM on 08/24/13
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Fuck. D at sea man was the best thing that ever happened to confession
Hope that the album is still got him in it coming up.
Crafter must be a nob

Is anyone still left in Prom Queen that's original??
Jona must be a nob too
07:56 PM on 08/24/13
walking on a wire on the ground
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not keen on soundwave lineup at all :(
01:54 AM on 08/25/13
Lets get hexed
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I can't believe Doyle left Confession, I was really looking forward to hearing a Confession album with him on it.
08:36 PM on 08/25/13
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Soundwave blows so hard lol.

The National and Dance Gavin Dance have both announced big tours today too.

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