Bon Iver - Cercle World Premiere

One of the most singular and unpredictable voices to break out of the past decade in music, Justin Vernon reignites the Grammy-winning Bon Iver with a Sydney-only appearance to open Vivid LIVE with CERCLE (French for “Circle”), a unique retrospective concert experience in-the-round with the audience.

After a three-show sellout debut in 2012, Vernon was last seen in Vivid LIVE as part of the Alan Lomax Americana celebration, Sounds of the South. Evolving in new projects and collaborations with Kanye West, James Blake, and even starting his own music festival in his hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, the 34-year-old songwriter has deflected public demand by keeping Bon Iver appearances rare.

From For Emma, Forever Ago’s cabin intimacy to the lush expanse of its follow-up Bon Iver, Bon Iver, Vernon has stayed true to his ethos of capturing moments of meaning within a state of sonic flux. Keeping his heart-rending falsetto at the centre of his songwriting, Bon Iver has evolved over the years into a tremendous live force - now returning to an old favourite stage for a new type of performance at the Sydney Opera House for Vivid LIVE.

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Karnivool | Pre-Animation Tour 2016

Karnivool's West Coast shows were amazing. East? What've you got? Their heading up and down and all about the place, including a long over due trip to Tasmania.. Tickets are on sale now, with all shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne already sold out..check out the new songs and a clutch of classics.

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Tiny Ruins - Vivid Festival 2016

Leading a new guard of antipodean folk championed around the world, New Zealand songwriter Hollie Fullbrook brings her band Tiny Ruins to Vivid LIVE for a beautiful preview of her third album.

Signed to a holy trinity of influential labels in Bella Union (UK), Flying Nun (NZ) and Spunk (AUS), Tiny Ruins has drawn praise from the New York Times and collaborated with cultural heavyweights David Lynch & toured with Neil Finn, Sharon van Etten & Calexico. Applying a timeless sense of songwriting to a palette of experimental blues and country soul, Fullbrook's searching spirit has seen her live and record in Bristol, Barcelona, South Gippsland and her current home in Auckland.

Settling in with a longterm lineup featuring Cass Basil (bass), Alex Freer (drums) and Tom Healy (electric guitar), a band she has toured internationally with for the last three years - Tiny Ruins will return to Sydney with new songs and selections from Some Were Meant For Sea and Brightly Painted One – charming and breaking hearts in equal measure at Vivid LIVE.

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Karnivool - WA & South Africa Tour 2016

Much to the delight of heavy music fans, KARNIVOOL announced surprise WA (& South African) dates on Wednesday this week and have immediately sold out not one but two Perth city shows at the new live rock and roll venue, Badlands.

They are chuffed to announce a third show is on sale right now. If you want a slice of this pizza – get in there now.

Clear your calendars folks, Australian heavy music giants Karnivool are supremely excited to announce intimate headline shows in their home state of Western Australia. The ARIA Award winning, notoriously creative quintet have been sequestered away in a studio somewhere writing the follow up to their gold selling #1 album Asymmetry.

Western Australians have the chance to hear some of this new material played live for the very first time, in intimate club settings. These will be the band's first Australian shows since their sold out 2015 'Themata' album tour. Northern WA will get its first visit since the 2012 Melodius Frescas tour, before the band head to South Africa for their first ever shows on that continent.

Upon their return the 'Vool will get sweaty crowds riled up in Bunbury, following by Perth, where they'll be giving the PA at brand new venue Badlands a run for its money. Get in fast WA, Karnivool are itching to get back on the boards. Tickets on sale now, and they will not last long.

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The Murlocs - Young Blindness Australian Tour 2016

Tight-knit garage R&B outfit The Murlocs unveiled Young Blindness, their second full-length LP in mid-March via Flightless / Remote Control Records which included the crazy cuts 'Compensation', ‘Adolescence’ and ‘Rolling On’ and showcases a growth forged by a steadfast touring ethos across Australia – including their barnstorming appearance at Boogie Festival, plus support duties with acts such as Mac DeMarco and Thee Oh Sees.

The national album tour started this week and sees the band go to Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Wollongong, Melbourne and Sydney. With Melbourne shows at the Tote and Curtin selling out they are pleased to announce a wild end of launch weekend extra date at the Curtin Bandroom on Sunday 10th April from 6-10pm ably supported by Gabriella Cohen, Lalic, Baked Beans and Flightless DJ’s.

Lucky Melbourne punters will be treated to 0.99c beers at ALL THREE SHOWS. Go Murlocs!

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Calexico | 2016 Australian Tour

Calexico is no stranger to negotiating borders. For the better part of two decades, eight albums, and countless trips around the globe, Joey Burns and John Convertino have crossed musical barriers with their band, embracing a multitude of diverse styles, variety in instrumentation, and well-cultivated signature sounds. Under fences it digs and over mountains it climbs, sometimes into untrodden terrain, sometimes towards a more familiar landscape, and sometimes simply walking that fine line to soak up sustenance from all sides.

These are men from the desert, yes, but there has always been so much more to Calexico than just heritage and heat. Their latest album Edge of the Sun sees Burns and Convertino straddling that celestial division of light and dark, taking inspiration from a trip to a place surprisingly unexplored by the band before, and with the benefit of many friends and comrades to help guide the way.“When I step back from this record I see the spirit of collaboration,” says Burns. “As we began working on it, we started inviting people and it was a natural thing. We’ve always welcomed guests; it’s in our DNA.

John and I are really good at hopping in to play with people and improvise but we’re also sensitive to what artists need.” “We’ve collaborated a lot in the past on other records but this one is the most vastly collaborative,” says Convertino. “Almost every song has a different guest.” The first outside invitation came when Burns was writing “Bullets and Rocks” and recognized space for a former Calexico collaborator to join. “When putting vocals on that song, it immediately reminded me of the Iron & Wine feel,” says Burns. “So I texted Sam (Beam), who wrote back quickly and got it going.” Encouraged by that experience, the guest list grew to include musicians from a myriad of backgrounds, origins, and genres, including Ben Bridwell from Band of Horses, Nick Urata from Devotchka, Carla Morrison, Gaby Moreno, Amparo Sanchez, multi-instrumentalists from the Greek band Takim, as well as Neko Case.

Burns’ older brother John Burns lent a hand to some lyrics and songwriting, and the band’s keyboardist, Sergio Mendoza, stepped up to co-write and arrange certain songs, ultimately co-producing the album along with Burns, Convertino, and longtime associate Craig Schumacher. Negotiating borders and the spaces within, then inviting others inside those edges: that may be the recipe for Calexico’s success. As its empire expands and the familiar pieces join with fresh ideas and a new cohort to pass under wires and across fields and time, Calexico now finds itself here in 2015 on the solar precipice, navigating the edge and trying to find hope in that balance of darkness and light. “The ‘edge of the sun’ could be coming from the direction of darkness seeking light, or riding the line between both,” says Burns. “Which side of this edge are you on?

Traversing along the edge of the sun, that to me feels closest to what this album is and what the band has been, and where we are with this international makeup of musicians. Madrid, Nashville, Tucson, El Paso, Berlin; it’s an eclectic mix. All in all, this album is about pushing through the blue to brighter days. Calexico has always had that element of hope, going back and forth between a positive outlook and embracing desperate or dark themes that I think we all share.”

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Sleater - Kinney | 2016 Australian Tour

Headline shows have been announced in Brisbane, Adelaide, Auckland and Sydney to add to their Melbourne and Golden Plains dates.

Announced yesterday on the 2016 edition of Golden Plains Festival it is with a great deal of excitement we announce the first Australian headline show of the SLEATER-KINNEY Australian tour.
They will bring their full No Cities to Love touring show into the recently rejuvenated and legendary rock and roll walls of the Croxton on Wednesday March 9th - the perfect setting for what The Guardian calls a "no-frills, high-kicking, hard-rocking" show.

Sleater-Kinney came crashing out of the ’90s Pacific Northwest riot grrrl scene, setting a new bar for punk’s political insight and emotional impact. Hailed as “America’s best rock band” by Greil Marcus in Time Magazine, and as “America’s best punk band ever. EVER” by Rob Sheffield in Rolling Stone, the band put out seven searing albums in 10 years before going on indefinite hiatus in 2006. In the hiatus Tucker released two albums with the Corin Tucker Band, while Brownstein and Weiss released one album with Wild Flag.

Brownstein has been writing a book “Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl” and also co-created and co-stars in the cult IFC series 'PORTLANDIA', and Weiss recorded and toured with Quasi and Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, among others.

Then almost a decade later, the trio – guitarists/vocalists Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein, and drummer Janet Weiss – came back together and recorded and released the triumphant album “No Cities To Love” in January 2015. It is a modern punk classic that is certain to be on most best-of and award lists for this year.

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Goat & King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard

After their sold out Gizzfest national tour in May Australia’s favourite garage psych rebels KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD headed overseas to export their live and musical craziness throughout the USA and Europe.

The band has been slaying it on these distant shores and they’ve played just about all the major festivals that every rock and roller dreams of playing including GLASTONBURY, BONNAROO, FYF FEST, ROSKILDE, POSITIVUS, HOPSCOTCH, LATITUDE, DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE as well as driving, flying and floating thousands of miles to play dozens of sold out club dates - zig zagging their wild shit around the world. In the mean time they have also, of course, announced their seventh, yes SEVENTH studio album following up from the mellow, groove heavy zone-outs of this year’s QUARTERS and the freaky garage punk rock boogie pulse of 2014’s I’M IN YOUR MIND FUZZ with this totally weird, acoustic, pastoral psych folk LP called PAPER MACHE DREAM BALLOON which is out in November on Flightless/Remote Control.
Hear the first single HERE.

It is with great excitement we announce that KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD are coming back home to tour Australia in December!! It is with even greater excitement that we can announce they are also bringing with them some total euro-craziness home with them in the form of a debut tour for GOAT from Sweden to present a double headline tour that is absolutely guaranteed to freak you right through to another dimension.

GOAT are a mysterious cult-like Swedish alternative and experimental fusion music group that originates from north of the Arctic Circle in Korpilombolo, Norrbotten County and now reside in Gothenberg. Little is known about the individuals in the group except that they all know that GOAT is mainly a symbol of sacrifice and each understand the importance of sacrificing the individual for the collective good if you are to become one with the rest of humanity and universe. Their break-out debut long player WORLD MUSIC which blended Nigerian afrobeat, German krautrock, Anatolian funk, and a host of other global micro-niches into a hallucinatory cultish celebration of rock’s diverse manifestations made many 2012 best album lists.

With the 2014 follow up COMMUNE they delivered a heavy dose of acidic grooves, hypnotic incantations, and serpentine guitar lines to explore new territories and hit the year’s best-of lists again.

They’ve taken their mystical, hypnotic and electrifying show throughout the USA and Europe and now with our own high energy, garage psych lords KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD they embark on their debut tour of Australia. Support for these dates is Melbourne rock beast ORB. This will be epic!

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Rhye - Australian Tour 2015

Niche are pleased to announce that the first Sydney show for RHYE has now sold out and that a second and final show has been added and is on sale now for October 18th.

Melbourne Festival and Niche also announce the inclusion of CLAUDIO as support for the RHYE dates. The European based Australian artist/composer/producer is on a roll right now with her recent video interpretation of the track Hey Ya surpassing 2 million views as an impressive showcase of the artistic, musical and technical skills on show with her new solo format which uses just keyboard, voice, APC and Push to build lush, deep and moving tracks in real time. See the video HERE

CLAUDIO (aka Rachel Claudio) releases new music and video from her forthcoming album before these RHYE dates and then plays shows in UK, France, Russia and appears at the global Ableton conference in Berlin in November. These will be her debut shows in both Melbourne and Sydney.

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Los Coronas - Australian Tour 2015

The wild, feel-good, high energy surf rock and roll show of Spanish legends is back in Australia this spring. LOS CORONAS continue their love affair with Australia as they leave a European summer of occasional sunshine, dirty beaches and dozens of club, festival and rock and roll shows for the supreme pleasure of an Australian spring tour.

This is their third tour of Australia and they still have not played a Brisbane city show so they have answered the call by accepting the invitation to play not one, but two shows as part of Brisbane Festival 2015. Conveniently this lines up the greatest surf band in the world with the excellent Wave Rock Weekender event on the edge of the West Australian desert which will see the band play next to the giant 270,000,000 year old 110m long 15m wave shaped rock in Hyden Western Australia.

And what self-respecting touring rock band doesn’t play Melbourne and Perth – none of them – so LOS CORONAS round out the run with three headline shows in three of Australia’s absolute best rock and roll bars – Gasometer, Mojos and Cherry Bar with righteous rocking supports including FIREBIRD TRIO, STEVE MILLER BAND and DAY OF THE DEAD.

LOS CORONAS are a national treasure in Spain so if you like high-energy, hip-shaking rock and roll, the classic sounds of Spain and old school surf music then this trip is for you. Hang on tight!

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Death Cab For Cutie - Australian Tour 2015

Having just released their excellent latest studio album “KINTSUGI” and already announced on the instant sell-out 2015 edition of Splendour in the Grass – Washington indie legends DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE are excited to announce a full run of Australian headline shows including shows in Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Wollongong, Canberra and a signature headline performance at the Sydney Opera House.

The last Australian tour was in 2012 when they toured the Grammy nominated “CODES & KEYS” album and so with eight outstanding albums under their belts and “KINTSUGI” proving they are in some of the finest form of their career both live and on record this 2015 tour is both very exciting and long overdue for Australian fans.

This tour will see the band play with the five piece live line-up that has had reviewers overseas raving and features the core membership of singer/guitarist Ben Gibbard, bassist Nick Harmer, and drummer Jason McGerr augmented by new touring members Dave Depper (Menomena, Fruit Bats, Corin Tucker, Ray Lamontagne) and Zac Rae (My Brightest Diamond, Fiona Apple, Lana Del Rey, Gnarls Barkley), both of whom contribute additional guitars and keyboards.

After nearly two decades together Death Cab for Cutie are consistently hailed as one of contemporary music’s most compelling, creative, genre defining and era defining collectives and we are very, very pleased to see them back in Australia for these shows.

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Black Keys Tour Cancelled


Due to a serious shoulder injury to Patrick Carney, The Black Keys’ forthcoming concerts in Australia, New Zealand and Japan, part of their Turn Blue World Tour, have been cancelled up until April 23.

Regrettably, due to prior scheduled commitments, efforts to reschedule the original dates were unsuccessful; therefore all tickets (outside of Bluesfest Byron Bay) will be refunded at their point of purchase. For Bluesfest Byron Bay refund policies please visit

At this time, it is not expected that any dates after April 23 will be cancelled. The band has issued an official statement saying, “We are very sorry to have to cancel our upcoming performances through April 23. Patrick sustained a dislocated and broken shoulder in January that required surgery. Working with the doctors, surgeons and physiotherapists since January, we had expected Patrick to be ready to return to touring in April.

The recovery process and physical therapy has taken longer than anticipated and unfortunately Patrick is still unable to perform and needs additional time to heal. We thank all of our fans for their ongoing support and we look forward to getting back on the road as soon as possible.”

The Black Keys’ Australian & New Zealand Promoter, Brian Taranto from Love Police Touring said: “We have taken great pride in promoting The Black Keys for over 10 years now from small clubs to big arenas and festivals. We were incredibly excited about the shows that were about to happen but there is no way around cancelling the tour with the extent of Pat’s injury.

You just can’t have The Black Keys with no drums. We sincerely apologise for the hassle this cancellation will cause fans.”

April 2 Riverstage Brisbane, Australia
April 3 Bluesfest Byron Bay, Australia
April 5 Rolling Green, Rochford Wines Yarra Valley, Australia
April 7 Margaret Court Arena Melbourne, Australia
April 10 Qantas Credit Union Arena Sydney, Australia
April 11 Rolling Green, Bimbadgen Winery Hunter Valley, Australia
April 14 Red Hill Auditorium Perth, Australia
April 16 Entertainment Centre Theatre Adelaide, Australia
April 18 Horncastle Arena Christchurch, New Zealand
April 19 Vector Arena Auckland, New Zealand
April 22 Studio Coast Tokyo, Japan
April 23 Studio Coast Tokyo, Japan

May 28 Primavera Sound Barcelona, Spain
May 30 Rockwave Festival Athens, Greece
June 5 Bunbury Festival Cincinnati, Ohio
June 6 Mountain Jam Hunter Mountain, New York
June 7 Governor’s Ball New York, New York
June 12 Isle of Wight Festival Isle of Wight, United Kingdom June 14 Northside Festival Aarhus, Denmark

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Sufjan Stevens | Vivid LIVE 2015

A decade on from the critic-certified classic Illinois, Sufjan Stevens finally makes his solo return with the symphonic folk suites of his seventh album, Carrie & Lowell.

Having first performed at the Opera House with his neon-friendly Age of Adz, Sufjan Stevens has become a familiar face to Vivid LIVE – debuting the solar song cycle Planetarium in 2012 with longterm collaborators Bryce Dessner and Nico Muhly.

Now set to open proceedings with an Australian exclusive four-night stand before returning to overseas obligations, Sufjan Stevens will draw from one of the most successful songbooks to encompass Christmas classics, regional history, freeways, the rodeo... and the profound intimacies of everyday life.


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King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - Gizzfest!

With a massive year ahead touring overseas to Europe, Canada and USA including shows at Roskilde, Down the Rabbit Hole, Latitude UK, Positivus Latvia, Bonnaroo, Paris International Festival of Psych, Bowery Ballroom and hundreds more club dates scheduled the Gizz have put aside a few weekends to tour Australia in May to celebrate the release of their new album QUARTERS (out Friday May 1 via Flightless/Remote Control) and will do so in the most ridiculous way possible. The band have announced a special GIZZFEST happening in each major capital city in what will be their most ambitious and freaked out national headline tour yet!

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Augie March | Australian Tour 2015

“At Last!…their long-awaited return to the stage, better than ever. These songs, new and old, have a power, undiminished neither by absence nor nascence.

Any quantifiable success, past or future, is arbitrary. Augie March are important, plain and simple. It’s very good to have them back.” Lachlan Kanoniuk FASTER LOUDER (Live Review. HOWLER) In June 2014, one of Australia’s finest and most-loved bands Augie March announced their return from a six-year hiatus.

This very welcome news was swiftly followed by the announcement that the band had quietly been creating a fifth studio album, Havens Dumb, in Hobart and Melbourne over the preceding three years. The band’s return to the live stage came in the form of playing at Howler, a few streets away from the scene of their first-ever show sixteen years earlier, in Brunswick Victoria.

They ended up doing five nights in a row by popular demand. It was indeed a triumphant return, with the band in best-ever form, playing better than ever, and enjoying themselves for the first time in a long time.

Fans around the country and indeed the world have been hoping the band would decide to play some more shows and it is with the greatest pleasure that Augie March announce a national tour in some of the finest performances spaces the nation has to offer, from the Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre to Hobart’s Mona to the Sydney Opera House, Melbourne Recital Centre, Her Majesty’s Theatre Adelaide and the Astor Theatre in Perth. They also play Brisbane’s great new live space The Triffid, the Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo and Tanks Art Centre in Cairns.

Augie March – Glenn Richards, Kiernan Box, Edmondo Ammendola, Adam Donovan and Dave Williams, plus a horn section – will play these special concerts featuring songs from throughout their 17-year career.

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Depedro | Australian & NZ Tour 2015

Direct from Madrid, Spain and here with his killer band – singer, songwriter, guitarist, collaborator and touring member of Calexico (USA) is playing shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth this week.

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Lake Street Dive | Australian Tour 2015

Presented By Love Police & Billions Australia.

The debut tour has seen them totally captivate audiences in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth with their stunning blend of pop/gospel/rock/soul/jazz and Americana delivered with precision, sophistication, four part harmonies and so much more.

They round out their incredibly successful tour with shows at Meeniyan, Port Fairy Folk Festival, WOMAD and a going away show at the Corner Hotel with Stella Angelico before taking on Auckland Festival and WOMAD NZ. There is a huge buzz for this so don’t miss it first time around.

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Owen Pallett | Australian Shows | 2015

Canadian composer, violinist, keyboardist and vocalist Owen Pallett is returning to Australia this month.

Showcasing tracks from his acclaimed opus In Conflict, Owen Pallett will be treating fans to intimate performances over two nights in Melbourne; at the Toff In Town on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th March and in Sydney on Saturday 21 March at Oxford Art Factory Gallery Bar.
Tickets to all shows are available NOW. Owen Pallet’s recent album In Conflict comes after several years of collaborative work.
Brian Eno sings layered back-up vocals throughout the record, plays synth on The Riverbed and guitar on the title track. In Conflict is full of love songs - more specifically, songs about liminal states and our loved ones locked in battle with them.

“The record is meant to approach ‘insanity’ in a positive way,” Owen explains. “Depression, addiction, gender trouble, and the creative state are presented as positive, loveable, empathetic ways of being. Not preferable, per se, but all as equal, valid positions that we experience, which make us human.”

As well as being a multi-talented artist in his own right, Owen Pallett has worked with a veritable who’s who of artists writing string, brass and orchestral arrangements for numerous bands including The National, Taylor Swift, R.E.M., Pet Shop Boys, Franz Ferdinand, Duran Duran, Robbie Williams, The Last Shadow Puppets, The Mountain Goats, Beirut, Grizzly Bear, Linkin Park, Snow Patrol and Arcade Fire.

Adding to this impressive list Owen continues to be a touring member of Arcade Fire on synths and viola and received an Emmy for his soundtrack to the New York Times Magazine-sponsored Fourteen Actors Acting project, as well as an Oscar-nomination for his work on Spike Jonze’s Her.

Utilising instruments, loops and skilfully layering his lush soundscapes, Owen Pallett virtually transforms into a one man orchestra to turn his densely polyphonic pop treasures into an intensely compelling live show. Don’t miss your chance to see Owen Pallett live in Sydney and Melbourne!

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The Budos Band | Burnt Offering Australian Tour 2015

With the appearances at PERTH INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL and MELBOURNE ZOO TWILIGHTS already announced it is with great pleasure that THE BUDOS BAND announce two special club dates in Melbourne and Sydney.

For those unaware – THE BUDOS BAND are the most dangerous and sleazy band on the world famous Daptone ‘House of Soul’ label from Brooklyn. THE BUDOS BAND’s first three albums channel the best bits of afrobeat, soul, funk and rock into huge, hypnotic and cinematic soundscapes that take you on a wild ride to places where burning holes in dancefloors or drowning in your own sweat seems like the only option.

And if that wasn’t enough they’ve increased the sleaze and intensity on their latest album to even greater heights. The new album ‘BURNT OFFERING’ is dripping with the psychedelic sounds of early heavy metal fused with the tight-knit propulsion of Fela Kuti and the deep body shaking grooves and life changing horn lines that can only be conjured by the hedonistic brotherhood that is THE BUDOS BAND from Staten Island, New York.

THE BUDOS BAND brought their loud, rowdy parties to venues and festivals across the globe, and their music has been featured everywhere from skate videos to video games (MLB The Show), TV (Entourage), and film (New York, I Love You) but it has taken four albums for the band to finally give Perth and Melbourne crowds their first taste of this excellence in February 2015. Sydney of course saw them rule the Domain as part of the Daptone Soul Revue for the opening night of the Sydney Festival 2013 (as well as nearly melt Good God with their incendiary after party show).

Their album covers so far feature a volcano, a scorpion, a cobra and a sorcerer which only go some way to hinting at the sheer danger presented by this band in a live setting. This is utterly great stuff not be missed.

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Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks

Hot on the heels of announcements on prestigious arts and music events next February and March including PERTH INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL, GOLDEN PLAINS and MELBOURNE ZOO TWILIGHTS, our favourite songwriting genius, the man who defined an era of music with his band PAVEMENT, Stephen Malkmus, and his band the Jicks are very pleased to announce a bunch of club dates which will add Adelaide, Hobart, Brisbane, Wollongong and Sydney to their 2015 Australian tour.

As always, the work of Malkmus is consistently and casually brilliant and the most recent album WIG OUT AT JAGBAGS is no exception – playful, intelligent indie rock/pop music with a lyrical sophistication and depth that is unmatched in modern music.

For an artist to be so effortlessly cool and so reliably excellent across such an extensive body of work is a treat to behold and utterly refreshing in a world where viral things wrongly get all the attention. In the world of Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks quality and music actually prevail which is great for all of us.

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Angel Olsen

It is with great excitement that we are able to announce that the much anticipated visit to Australia and NZ of ANGEL OLSEN on the 2015 Laneway Festival tour will also include the opportunity to see her perform with her band at intimate headline club dates in Melbourne and Sydney.

These shows at Howler in Melbourne and Oxford Art Factory in Sydney will allow fans to feel the full effect of Missouri-born singer’s personal, powerful and spellbinding performances which will include songs from her recently released and outstanding second album BURN YOUR FIRE FOR NO WITNESS.

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King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

After receiving international praise for their performances at New York's CMJ Music Conference just last week, Melbourne's King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard release their 5th LP in the space of two and a half years last Friday. I'm In Your Mind Fuzz is available digitally & on CD in Australia now and is also triple j's feature album this week.
To celebrate King Gizz are stoked to announce the I'm In Your Mind Fuzz Australian Tour which will mark the bands return home after touring extensively throughout America, the UK & Europe for nearly two months.

The December tour will see the band play shows in Melbourne at Howler on Saturday 6th December, Sydney at Oxford Art Factory on Thursday 11th December and Roller Den on Friday 12th December. They'll then finish the run of shows in Western Australia at the Rosemount Hotel in Perth on Saturday 13th December and Mojo's in Fremantle on Sunday 14th December.

Flightless label mates and enchanters of Broccoli laced forests The Babe Rainbow will join King Gizzard for all dates on the I'm In Your Mind Fuzz Tour.

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Neko Case - Australia & New Zealand Tour 2014

Anti- released Neko Case’s first album in over four years, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You to wide critical acclaim in September 2013. The Worse Things Get is Neko’s most precise, urgent record to date, marked by a melodic immediacy, a loving embrace of the big rock gesture, and a lyrical frankness typified by first single Man, in which she warns “I’m a man…you’ll deal with me directly.”

"My brain wilderness is more dense and dangerous than I thought,” says Case. “It was an embarrassing and hilarious march, but I now feel like a more streamlined being. It's a good feeling. Four years of my life took ten years hostage, then gave me back twelve."

Case’s 2009 album Middle Cyclone was the best-reviewed and fastest-selling of her career to date. It debuted at #3 on US Billboard Top 200 and earned two Grammy nominations. NPR hailed Case as “one of the most memorable and seductive voices in music” while The New York Times Magazine said “her voice is a force of nature” and Rolling Stone USA called her “indie’s greatest singer.”

With all these accolades, an incredible new album and a career with such reliably stunning output it is always with much anticipation and delight that we announce that NEKO CASE will be touring Australia and New Zealand.

The tour features a signature headline performance at the iconic SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE and various special events and headline performances and will run from February 27th to March 14th 2014. Neko last toured here in January 2010 so it’s been a long wait.

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Colin Stetson - Australian Tour 2014

This January Colin Stetson makes a solo trip to Australia to perform his critically acclaimed and ground breaking show in Melbourne, Sydney, Hobart and Perth including special appearances at internationally acclaimed arts festivals MONA FOMA and SYDNEY FESTIVAL.

Colin Stetson was born and raised in Ann Arbor, and spent a decade in San Francisco and Brooklyn honing his formidable talents as a horn player, working extensively live and in studio with a wide range of acts including Tom Waits, TV on the Radio, Arcade Fire, Lou Reed, Bon Iver, David Byrne, The National and Laurie Anderson to name a few.

Meanwhile he has developed an utterly unique voice as a soloist, principally on saxophones and clarinets, his intense technical prowess matched by his exhilarating and emotionally gripping skills as a songwriter. Stetson commands his saxophones (usually a bass saxophone) using a combination of circular breathing, key tapping, over-blowing and vocalizations that are recorded with multiple microphones.

Colin's astounding physical engagement with his instruments produces emotionally rich and polyphonic compositions that transcend expectations of what solo horn playing can sound like.

Stetson is equally at home in the avant jazz tradition of players who have pushed the boundaries of the instrument through circular breathing, embouchure, etc. (i.e. Evan Parker, Mats Gustafsson) and at the nexus of noise/drone/minimalist music that encompasses genres like dark metal, post-rock and contemporary electronics (i.e. Tim Hecker, Ben Frost – both of whom have mixed or remixed Stetson recordings). Expect nothing less than a sonic, conceptual, compositional and technical tour de force.

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Clairy Browne & the Bangin' Rackettes - 2013 Australian Tour!

Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes are currently setting off on their third USA tour in the space of a year with a run of shows that range from a Halloween Costume Ball at an LA Art Gallery, to a residency in a casino in Vegas and playing the legendary venue, the House of Blues in New Orleans.

Through November CBBR will be settling in to Nashville, Tennessee to work on their next album with producer Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Clear Plastic Masks) before returning to Australia for the summer to test run some of these new sounds on audiences around the country.

Rounding out what has been a huge year for the band, they will hit the ground running with a string of shows across Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne as well as stopping in at Meredith Music Festival!

Joining them in support are Miles and Simone, an unlikely country duo from Melbourne. Miles O’Neil - tall with a steady baritone punctuates their stories with the occasional plunk of a banjo and Simone Page Jones – a blonde vision, provides super sweet harmonies, her crystal clear tones bringing it all to life.

Live Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes are a choreographed machine driven by the engines of drums, brass, soulful vocals, shimmering harmonies and handclaps. Becoming known the world over for their mix of old soul and r’n’b, new and old.

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Lee Fields & the Expressions - 2014 Australian & NZ Tour!

There aren’t too many artists making soul music today who had a release in 1969; Lee Fields, however, is one such artist—or maybe he’s better labelled a phenomenon. Billions Australia in conjunction with Sydney Festival, Niche, Adelaide Festival Centre, Fremantle Arts Centre and Much More.

Music NZ is proud to announce the first ever Australia & NZ tour for soul legend Lee Fields and his band The Expressions. Since the late sixties, the North Carolina native has amassed a prolific catalogue of albums and has toured and played with such legends as Kool and the Gang, Sammy Gordon and the Hip-Huggers, O.V Wright, Darrell Banks, and Little Royal.

With a career spanning 43 years, releases on twelve different record labels, and having toured the world over with his raucous-yet-tender voice, it's mind-blowing that the music he's making today with Brooklyn's own Truth & Soul Records is the best of his career.

With a catalogue that ranges from James Brown-style funk to lo-fi blues to contemporary Southern soul to collaborations with French house DJ/producer Martin Solveig, Lee Fields has done it all. Today, with The Expressions--Truth & Soul's house band, Lee Fields continues to evolve, enmeshed into the group's sweeping, string-laden, cinematic soul sound. Their first full-length together, My World, released in June 2009 on Truth & Soul, was called "one smoking mother of an old-sound soul record" and a "throwback done right" by Pitchfork.

While drawing comparisons to groups like The Moments, The Delfonics, The Stylistics, and--of course--James Brown, My World has been able to create a space of its own due to the group's desire to interpret and further the formulas of good soul music rather than parrot and imitate them. "In a curious case of musical evolution, the older Fields becomes, the closer he gets to perfecting the sound of soul that he grew up with as a young man," so said music writer, scholar, and DJ Oliver Wang about Fields in a piece for NPR in July 2009.

The latest LP from Lee Fields and The Expressions, titled Faithful Man, is the next step towards this perfection. A step that may find Fields & The Expressions, finally being bestowed the contemporary soul music crown. Don’t miss out on what is sure to be an extraordinary tour of both contemporary and throwback soul, as Lee Fields & The Expressions play Australia & NZ for the first time

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Karnivool & Dead Letter Circus announce their Polymorphism Tour for January 2014!

Some pairings just make sense: Summer and Beer. Chocolate and Banana. Hall and Oates. Rock and Roll, you just don’t need to even think about whether it’s right or not. Here at Karnivool HQ we are pleased to announce what is surely to be one of the tours of the summer, and will make the fans of both bands more than happy.

A pair of artists that toured together years ago which was a shitload of fun, and makes even more sense today when both bands have journeyed a long way from their original “sharing a van” roots. Karnivool are BEYOND pleased to announce the “Polymorphism” tour 2014, teaming up with their old friends AND sparring partners Dead Letter Circus to tread the boards, visit some old hunting grounds and move some air in the best way possible, soaring guitars and a giant bottom end.

It speaks volumes of each bands journey that as this press release is written Karnivool are playing a sold out show in Munich while Dead Letter Circus are playing a sold out show in San Francisco.

Both bands released albums worldwide this year which debuted high on the ARIA charts (1 And 2 respectively). Both have been touring the world a lot of this year without enough time spent at home with friends and family. This tour is all about friends and family, as well as fans as the question most asked of both bands is “when are you dudes going to tour together again?”

Since debuting at #1 on the ARIA chart in July with their 3rd album Asymmetry, Karnivool have been hard at it. Now a major international draw, they’ve already appeared at a string of major European festivals this year including Sonisphere France (80, 000 people), Download UK (130, 000 people) and Hurricane Germany (60, 000 people). Karnivool are currently amidst their second European tour, this time headlining 25 shows throughout October and November including sold out shows in London, Brussels, Munich and Paris. Their European tour concludes in November with a sold out London show and recording a coveted Radio One Rock session at the legendary Maida Vale Studios in the UK. Asymmetry is Karnivool’s first number one album on the ARIA charts and the first time an Australian singer has had two #1 albums in the same calendar year with two different groups (singer Ian Kenny also fronts Birds of Tokyo). Asymmetry joins previous albums Themata (2005) and Sound Awake (2009) being certified gold – this time it only took 10 days! Karnivool’s new single ‘Eidolon’ has started to infiltrate Australian airwaves and is set for release on the 1st November. It’s the 2nd single from the much-lauded album Asymmetry.

With their sophomore album The Catalyst Fire landing Dead Letter Circus their second #2 ARIA Chart Position and incredible reviews worldwide, Dead Letter Circus are currently on The Catalyst Fire World Tour debuting their highly anticipated new material to fans across the globe. After sold out shows in Australia, last month Dead Letter Circus grabbed their round the world tickets and headlined Krank’d Up Festival in South Africa, toured the UK and Europe on a co-headline run with Monuments, played Euroblast Festival in Germany, and are now in California on their North American tour with Periphery. Returning to home shores for a heavily requested tour with great friends Karnivool over summer, vocalist Kim Benzie said “This is a lineup that has been talked about for years that no-one thought would ever be possible. We can’t wait!” Ian Kenny from Karnivool adds, “Karnivool are teaming up with Dead Letter Circus this coming January. With both bands having new records in hand this shit is going to be fresher than Jay-Z's sneaker closet.

Don't miss it!” Australia’s finest instrumental musclemen sleepmakeswaves who only recently came back from touring Europe themselves complete the line-up for the Polymorphism tour which kicks off on January 8th in Melbourne and takes in other capital cities and some major regional areas. Tickets are on sale next Monday 4th November, best be getting in quick to secure tickets to the behemoth that is the Polymorphism Tour!

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Arcade Fire - Special Side Shows 2014

Big Day Out 2014 headliners ARCADE FIRE will be performing two very special sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne this January.
Having just released their fourth studio album Reflektor, ARCADE FIRE, have spent the better part of this year under a shroud of mystery, performing pop--‐up shows around the world as The Reflektors.

Three years since their Grammy Award winning Album of the Year The Suburbs, ARCADE FIRE have been making waves with Reflektor debuting at the top of charts around the world.

“Reflektor is closer to turning point classics such as U2's Achtung Baby and Radiohead's Kid A – a thrilling act of risk and renewal…and a greater fear of the average, of merely being liked.” – Rolling Stone

You don’t want to miss out on ARCADE FIRE’s ethereal performances this Summer.

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Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Australian Tour 2013

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds announced in December that they were bringing their renowned live show to Australia in February and March 2013.

Tickets are sold out for the 3 Sydney Opera House shows, Enmore Theatre and Thebarton Theatre and tickets are selling fast for all shows with a couple more dates about to sell out. There will be no further shows added to the schedule.

On this tour the band will bring music from right across their fifteen studio albums including the rich inquisitiveness of their beautiful new long player ‘Push The Sky Away’ (released tomorrow Feb 15 2013). Always powerful and engaging, the current touring line up of Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Jim Sclavunos, Barry Adamson, Martyn Casey, Ed Kuepper and Conway Savage will take to the stage in Australia’s most majestic and beautiful venues with the grandest production of their career.

In great news the support for all the Australian shows except the Opera House will be none other than MARK LANEGAN. Not a man to mince words or unnecessarily use them, Mark’s only gravelly comment about the dates was “I’m opening”.

As if these spectacular shows could get any better It is also with great pleasure we also announce that the band will now also include the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chamber Strings at the Myer Music Bowl and string players from the Queensland Symphony Orchestra at the Brisbane Riverstage in addition to a 12 piece choir in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Also In a unique offer, fans have the choice to pre-order all the physical versions of the album with tickets for these shows:

“We No Who U R", the first track from the album is available now as a download, and also with every pre-order album purchase via, iTunes or JB HiFi Online.


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Buke & Gase 2013 Australian Tour

Brooklyn-based BUKE (byook) & GASE (gace) are Arone Dyer on her "buke" (a self-modified six-string former baritone ukulele) and Aron Sanchez on the "gase" (a guitar-bass hybrid of his own creation).

They unplug their Brooklyn warehouse and bring their DIY instruments and fiercely independent approach to music to Australia for the first time this summer for performances at Perth International Arts Festival, Adelaide Festival and Port Fairy Folk Festival.

It is with great pleasure that Billions Australia announce two special sideshows in SYDNEY and MELBOURNE at the best showcase venues in those cities the VANGUARD (Sydney) and the TOFF IN TOWN (Melbourne). Some things are cool. Some things are interesting. Some things are good. Buke and Gase are cool and interesting and good!

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The Tallest Man On Earth 2013 Australian Tour

In just over a week, The Tallest Man On Earth will be gracing Australian shores, in what is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated tours for 2013. Joining TTMOE for his Brisbane, Canberra and sold out Melbourne Recital Hall show is the newest oriental disco heathen goddess Chela, while Ben Wells (solo) will take the coveted support position in Tasmania.
The Tallest Man On Earth Sydney Opera House debut performance is also totally sold out.

Up and coming Australian artist, Chela is a one man woman, emerging from the bleak black backstreets of Armidale, Wadonga, Chela has been on an introspective journey, channeling the spirits and concocting spellbinding music that has cultivated into synth-pop trinkets to tame dragons and seduce unicorns, as well as audiences around the country.

Tasmanian locals and JJJ Unearthed favourites, Ben Wells + The Middle Names have had an eventful year, since their 2012 EP release, ‘Bear In A Birdcage’. The band won the JJJ Unearthed stage position at Falls Festival two years in a row and have relentlessly toured the country, building a reputation as ‘ones to watch’ in 2013. Ben Wells will perform a special solo performance for the Tasmania support.

Kristian Matsson, aka the Tallest Man on Earth, is 29-year-old songwriter from Dalarna, Sweden. He first made himself known back in 2006 after an incredibly successful tour of the USA with Bon Iver. He remained one of those “talked about” artists who kept himself just a little under the radar, completely DIY yet vigorously touring & building his loyal fan base. In 2010 he signed with US label Dead Oceans and released his sophomore album “The Wild Hunt’. A record rooted in song writing and a deep folk tradition, with Matsson’s wordplay and deft guitar work at the centre.

Praises for the Tallest Man on Earth continued to build and he sold out venues like Webster Hall and Town Hall in New York City, The Fillmore and Fox Theatre in San Francisco, Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London and took the stage at festivals like Coachella, Green Man, Roskilde, Pitchfork and Sasquatch.

Matsson then returned to his home in Dalarna, Sweden, and spent the winter months of late 2011 and early 2012, recording “There’s No Leaving Now”, his third full-length album. After enormous praise from fans and industry alike he then embarked on a worldwide tour starting with a headline a show at legendary New York venue Town Hall.

The Tallest Man on Earth is one of those artists you simply can’t miss, his incredible guitar skills and beautiful vocal combination will leave you utterly…. Breathless.

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Daptone Super Soul Review


When day turns to night, it's time to party in the park, Sydney Festival style.

In The Domain from 7.30pm, join 60,000 of your closest friends for the Daptone Super Soul Revue; a huge outdoor dance party featuring Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley, The Budos Band, Menahan Street Band and Sugarman 3, with the super cool Binky Griptite from the Dap-Kings as MC for the evening.

From the House of Soul to the Domain stage, the Daptone Super Soul Revue is a nonstop 3-hour show starring a red hot selection of artists from the infamous Brooklyn label Daptone Records, the indie label which has delivered delectable nuggets of Soul, Funk, Gospel and Afrobeat to the world for the last decade. Musician-owned and run, the Brooklyn-based family of soul-drenched talent channels the spirits of bygone powerhouses like Stax and Motown into gilded moments of movement and joy. We dare you not to dance!

Sharon Jones returns to Sydney Festival with her 10-piece backing band The Dap-Kings. Known for her relentless energy and soulful voice, Jones and her awesome band are the perfect choice to celebrate the return of summer and Sydney Festival!

They'll be joined by 60-something brilliant soul singer Charles Bradley, who was discovered late in a very difficult life. A fateful encounter with Daptone Records transported Bradley from an uncertain future to the release of his debut album in 2011 and playing to sold-out audiences around the world. Come see for yourself why he's nicknamed the "Screaming Eagle of Soul"!

With three full-length albums and one EP under their belts, The Budos Band finally make their Australian debut. The sound of the Budos has taken several turns, from the Afrofunk-inspired sonic lava and venomous Ethiopian jazz of their first two records to the Black Sabbath and Pentagram influences that began on Budos III and continue into the preparation of the fourth. Expect all of this at their show, where one might see b-boys break dancing to the band's funk and hip-hop beats; record junkies nodding their heads to the soul-infused melodies; and metal heads thrashing to the dark and ominous guitar and bass riffs. Simply put, the Budos kill it live.

The Menahan Street Band is a collaboration of musicians from The Dap-Kings, Antibalas and the Budos Band, brought together by musician/producer Thomas Brenneck to record hits in the bedroom of his Menahan St. apartment in Bushwick, Brooklyn. With influences reaching beyond the funk/soul/afrobeat architecture of the members' other projects into the more ethereal realms of Curtis Mayfield and Mulatu Astatke, and even Ennio Morricone, the Menahan Street Band creates a unique new instrumental sound that is as raw as it is lush.

Saxophonist and founder of Daptone Records Neal Sugarman is behind The Sugarman 3, an organ-driven soul machine who quickly defined its sound as a break from the academics of typical soul-jazz by focusing on the soulful funk element of organ music and avoiding the affectations and clichés which too often alienate jazz musicians from the dancefloor.

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KARNIVOOL announce final shows of the year - before
recording the third album in early 2013

Ladies and Gentleman, a moment of your time please, this won’t take long. Australia’s most enigmatic band of the heavier persuasion have awoken from their slumber. Yes, that’s right, the rarest of things, some Karnivool shows have been announced only in NSW in the lead up to Pyramid Festival. It’s the only chance fans have to see the bottom heavy beast before the band enter the recording studio at the start of January.

Yes, you read that correctly, recording of the elusive and much anticipated 3rd Karnivool album is now locked in. Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition. Drew, Kenny, Mark, Jon and Steve have been locked in a rehearsal room of dubious hygiene and challenged ventilation in an industrial wasteland in Perth, having a little resources boom of their own. That’s if people cared about riffs and 7/4 time signatures as much as they seem to about iron ore.

It’s taken a long time, as these things do in camp Karnivool, but we promise it will be worth the wait. Karnivool’s Melodious Frescas tour earlier in the year was sold out nationwide, and they have only just returned from their second tour of India where they have developed a rabid following. Highlights included headlining a 15000 capacity stage at NH7 Weekender festival in Pune (fire cannon anyone?) and a particularly terrifying night drive from Mumbai to Pune. You can read a little about how the band fare in the far east here rollingstoneindia!

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Australian Tour 2012/2013

Direct from Madrid, Spain, the legendary LOS CORONAS are very pleased to announce their first tour of Australia in the summer of post Armageddon/shift in consciousness love of 2012/2013. The wild ride will take in major festivals and events such as Woodford Folk Festival, Pyramid Rock Festival, Sydney Festival, Mona Foma and the Fremantle Arts Centre New Years Day concert as well as shows headline shows in hotspots like Melbourne, Dunsborough, Margaret River, Westernport and Adelaide.

LOS CORONAS are a national treasure in Spain and play one of the most reliably awesome live shows you’ll ever see.
Independently seeping into the ears of r'n'r lovers, 50s and 60s instrumental fans, filmmakers and tastemakers, Los Coronas have forged a name for themselves with their distinctive blend of surf-tinged atmospheric twang and their own Spanish musical heritage.
Los Coronas are widely recognized as Spain's best instrumental surf band. Their sound is a mix of Spanish melodies, raw r'n'r intensity and their own vision of the 60s Californian surf sound, blended with a heavy dose of Spaghetti Western echoes. Formed in Madrid in 1991, they have since released four albums, two compilations, and toured Spain, Europe and Mexico several times.
Los Coronas music is featured in Spanish films like "Airbag" and "Abre Los Ojos", as well as in several TV commercials.

“Oh, man!!! Stellar material from very together players. The writing is really good, from straight ahead surf rants to amazing Spanish flamenco and pasodoble excursions all reverbed out. Some tracks are entirely unique, unlike anything you've ever heard before. Their writing is immediately identifiable, yet always fresh. This is the mark of a great band. Brilliant guitaristry supported by the trademark excellence of the best rhythm section in surf music." Dan Electro, Surf's Up Magazine.

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The Black Keys 2012 Australian Tour

THE BLACK KEYS are the hottest rock and roll act on the planet right now! After selling out arenas all through the USA, Canada, UK and Europe and headlining Coachella and Lollapalooza and many other festivals they are very pleased to announce their long awaited return to Australia this October. Their latest (and seventh) album "El Camino" is selling truckloads everywhere and its infectious opening track “Lonely Boy" is a certified global smash hit single and they’ll be bringing all these tracks and more to Australian audiences with their electrifying new live show. The show features huge visuals from 20 projectors, giant mirror balls, and all the hits from their deep and consistently awesome back catalogue. The transformation of The Black Keys from a 2 piece garage band playing small clubs to being worthy headliners of arenas and festivals could not be more just or complete and proves that the pure combination of good times, great music and grit can still turn to gold. Rest assured, you haven't see a show like this before.

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Sugar Army 2012 Tour Dates

Sugar Army Hit The Road This October!

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Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
2012 Australian Tour

Because of diversion of the utterly fantastic PAVEMENT world tour of 2010, it is not since 2009 that we have had the pleasure of the company of Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks in Australia. We have, however, had the pleasure of the 2011 release of the excellent Mirror Traffic album, a split 7” with LA Guns and other recorded delights to keep us going until now when they FINALLY pack the ultra long distance suitcases, keep the liquids in their carry-on luggage under 100ml and head to Australia for their 2012 Mirror Traffic Tour. Hooray!

THE ALBUM Mirror Traffic was recorded at LA's Sunset Sound Studios and at the home of the album's producer, Beck and has been rated by many as a career best and their most energized set to date. The 15 songs range from hard-rocking political commentary ("Senator"), to touching, winsome folk ("No One Is"), to virtuosic but melancholy and contrite kiwi pop ("Stick Figures In Love").

The lyrics are as curious as ever but more meaningful than they have been since Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain. "This record," concedes Malkmus dryly, "is relatively approachable." As the first producer to work with Malkmus since Pavement, Beck has drawn out a set of performances that ring with clarity and inventiveness. Gone are the long guitar workouts and jams that marked the last couple Jicks albums, replaced with a sharply defined focus and more colorful depth of field.

With nearly half the tracks clocking in under three minutes, Mirror Traffic flashes by with a lightness of touch; a decision that band and producer found easy to take: "Beck & I were both burned out on the heavy rocking style," says Malkmus, "and playing to the strengths of a melody felt like the way to go." For someone who has occasionally enjoyed a reputation for throwing ideas into the air and seeing where they land, Mirror Traffic is a confident, heartfelt, direct record and it feels great to a genius in full flight.

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Bon Iver Australian Tour

We are pleased to announce that all Australian headline shows for BON IVER are now completely sold out.
Support for the shows in Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth will be Sally Seltmann; the award-winning Australian songwriter behind intoxicating albums such as ‘Heart That’s Pounding’, ‘Somewhere, anywhere.’ and ‘The Last Beautiful Day’ under both her own name and her previous moniker New Buffalo.
Sally is also a member of the highly successful super-trio/collaboration featuring Holly Throsby and Sarah Blasko called Seeker Lover Keeper and is the co-writer of the Grammy nominated song ‘1234’, performed by Feist.
We are very excited to have Sally on board for these magnificent shows.

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St Vincent Australian Tour

St. Vincent (a.k.a. Annie Clark) has gone from strength to strength since the release of the internationally-acclaimed Strange Mercy in September. Debuting at #18 in the Billboard Top 200 in the US and being scored 9.0 by Pitchfork, the album has racked up the year-end list accolades: #7 in NME, #8 in Q, #9 in Time, #10 in the Sunday Times and #26 in Rolling Stone (US) among many others. She graced the covers of the September issue of SPIN as well as Under the Radar. Network television appearances have included The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and an upcoming shot on Conan. In February, she will be featured in the wildly popular US television series Gossip Girl.
While Annie has performed in Australia in a solo capacity at Sydney Festival, this will be the Australian debut of her new full-band show which had the Guardian raving in its 4-star review of the London show: “Pure and luscious…(sending) prickles up the spine. Clark extracts maximum fuzziness from her guitar, her plectrum technique so fierce that a woman sitting near me gasps: “She plays like a man!”

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