TROPHY EYES ANNOUNCE REGIONAL TOUR – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR, JANUARY 27
Posted on November 12, 2018
Trophy Eyes now lead a new wave in rock music, blending their punk and hardcore roots with modern rock and pop sensibilities. Known for their brutally honest and emotional storytelling and lyricism combined with one of the most energetic live shows on the circuit, Trophy Eyes are set to continue living The American Dream this 2019.
FARMER & THE OWL FESTIVAL IS BACK – McCABE PARK, MARCH 2
Posted on November 12, 2018
March 2nd, 2019 sees the renaissance of boutique music festival Farmer & The Owl south of Sydney. After debuting in 2013 in the grounds of the University of Wollongong, Farmer & The Owl makes the move to a new home next year, nestled among the green laneways and lush urban parklands of McCabe Park in the heart of Wollongong, lined with spacious lots and secluded alcoves for music consumption and discovery!
If Farmer & The Owl already sounds familiar, it is because it is the label home to a collective of some of Australia’s most exciting young artists, Hockey Dad, Totally Unicorn, The Pinheads, TEES and Tropical Strength, all hailing from the burgeoning cultural hub of Wollongong, NSW.
Not only do the artists within the Farmer & The Owl label family create great music, they also have great taste in music and have collectively curated a stellar line up of their favourite international and local artists for your festival listening/watching pleasure.
“It’s been such a fun experience chatting and collaborating with all the other bands on the label and putting forward some of our fav local and international bands for the festival! Feels like a family BBQ, where everyone brings their specialty dish. The only thing is; who’s doing the washing up after?!” says Drew Gardner – Totally Unicorn.
The first round of artists will be announced Tuesday November 20th.
Farmer & The Owl is the perfect way to usher in the cool change of Autumn, with 3500 other music fans, some of your favourite artists, and a bunch you are about to discover who will become just that!
SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, March 2
JOYRIDE ANNOUNCES CANBERRA & WOLLONGONG SHOWS – PLAYING MOLO LIVE & UOW UNIBAR,
Posted on November 5, 2018
As a musician, performer and social maverick, Joyride has entrenched himself as one of the biggest personalities in Australian music. His work with the One Day Crew and The Meeting Tree has seen him nominated for an ARIA and play some of the biggest events in the country – from major festivals like Splendour In The Grass to the immensely popular One Day Sunday block parties.
Now Joyride is poised to release his debut solo album, Sunrise Chaser, on November 9 via Dew Process and Universal Music Australia. A 15-song epic that showcases the big man’s immense talent, the record is loosely based around the theme of what Joyride describes as, “a collection of stories about being 20-something legends on the weekend in the Inner West. It explores different genres like a Bluetooth speaker on a bend. It explores the emotional spectrum that exists between Friday and Monday, including the bits we maybe try not to explore all the time.”
The album also features some of Australia’s most interesting vocalists and producers, from Nina Las Vegas to Hermitude, Handsome to Holy Holy’s Oscar Dawson, as well as triple j fave tracks ‘6am’ and ‘Aunty Tracey’s Cookies.’
To celebrate the record’s release, Joyride and his band are set to hit the road for a national tour in early 2019, starting in January and going through February. A seasoned performer, Joyride’s live shows have earned a reputation for being joyous affairs – his big charisma and charm radiating its way from the stage into the heart of his audience. Don’t miss him when he brings the good vibes your way.
THE PAPER KITES ARE HEADING TO CANBERRA – PLAYING MOLO LIVE @ ANU, FEBRUARY 28
Posted on November 5, 2018
Melbourne indie folk outfit The Paper Kites have had a mammoth 2018 so far; with their song Bloom officially certified Gold in the US, Canada, Italy, Netherlands, NZ and Australia, and the release of two gorgeous LPs, On The Train Ride Home and On The Corner Where You Live, to widespread critical acclaim. To celebrate all things The Paper Kites, they have announced the Where You Live tour – a massive run of Australian shows for early 2019, kicking off on February 28 at Molo Live in Canberra, before moving through Newcastle, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Dunsborough, Miami, Brisbane, and wrapping up with a performance at Melbourne’s iconic Forum Theatre on March 23.
After announcing an enormous US/EU tour earlier this year, which will see the group playing shows from San Diego to Seattle, from Vancouver to New York and everywhere in between during November/December 2018, The Paper Kites are thrilled to announce some shows back on home soil, as bassist Sam Rasmussen enthuses, “It has been WAY too long since we have had the opportunity to tour our home country. We are looking forward to visiting some of our favourite cities. We have been rehearsing for the upcoming tours and the way that the new album is translating live is getting us really excited!”
The Paper Kites (which also includes frontman Sam Bentley, vocalist Christina Lacy, guitarist Dave Powys, and drummer Josh Bentley) have earned a loyal, organic fan base all across the world. With monumental streaming numbers, 200 shows across the world in just under 3 years and recent Gold accreditation around the world, including the US with nearly 700,000 copies of their track Bloom being sold in the States alone, The Paper Kites are Australia’s quiet achievers, and their world class songwriting prowess shines on On The Corner Where You Live. Thrilled to bring On The Corner Where You Live to life on the upcoming Australian tour, Christina says, “After spending so much time touring and recording overseas over the past few years we are so happy to finally bring these new songs home to Australia. We can’t wait to head back to some of our favourite cities around the country and share this new album with our home crowd!”
On The Corner Where You Live is co-produced with Grammy-winner Peter Katis (Interpol, The National) at his studio in Connecticut – a 120-year old Victorian era home that the band lived and recorded in for 5 weeks. Lead vocalist Sam spoke of the moment the album’s concept clicked together, saying “It’s a collection of stories about these characters all living in an apartment building; I wanted to capture moments, feelings, it’s about people and their stories.” This album is one best listened to from start to finish, as each story seeps into the next; meditative yet complex, On The Corner Where You Live will not disappoint The Paper Kites’ loyal fanbase, and will enamour new and existing audiences alike. Immersed in an aural diet of blues and jazz, the band collaborated with Los Angeles film-noir artist Gina Higgins on the album’s artwork, who also painted the cover for On The Train Ride Home and worked closely with the band on the concept.
DEEP SEA ARCADE ANNOUNCE NATIONAL TOUR – PLAYING MOLO LIVE @ ANU, JANUARY 17
Posted on October 29, 2018
Deep Sea Arcade today reveal tour dates and their new album, Blacklight, which is out through Long Player Records/Universal Music Australia. ‘Close To Me’, featuring Matt Johnson from Jeff Buckley’s band on drums, is also available to view.
Some of the songs on Blacklight have been a few years in the making, but others emerged through the band pairing up with Eric J, a producer better known for his ARIA-winning work with electronica artists such as Flume and Chet Faker, set the direction for the “new” DSA, a band now keener on rhythm and groove. This album is “a fusion of soul, electronic and disco” says singer and lyricist Nic McKenzie.
The band is built around McKenzie and Nick Weaver. While the album may have been written about a relationship that was addictive but ultimately toxic for McKenzie, it also sums up not just the fresh territory explored on the record, but the lifelong friendship at the core of the band.
Over the years, as the friendship continued, the band took to fostering emerging local talent in Sydney, with McKenzie opening his own studio and launching a club night circuit up the east coast of Australia.
To coincide with the release, DSA will tour nationally over the months of January and February 2019.
THE CHATS AND PIST IDIOTS JUMP IN THE VAN FOR THE ENDLESS BUMMER TOUR – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR,
Posted on October 29, 2018
Perhaps the greatest pairing since The Sausage Roll and Tomato Sauce, the ENDLESS BUMMER tour will see two of Australia’s sickest pub-punk bands join forces for the sickest tour this summer.
Including a ton of All Ages shows, the tour will hit nearly every town you’ve ever bloody heard of along the East Coast and WA!
The Chats are nursing serious hangovers, having just wrapped up an Australian tour with Queens of the Stoneage, and their very first SOLD OUT headline tour across the UK and Europe. The boys will be playing a shit load of new songs about Pubs, Parmas, STD’s and being unreal.
The Pisties have been just as busy — Fresh off the back of a sold out nationwide headline tour these boys have lapped the country several times since the ticking of the new year. Having toured non stop with friends West Thebarton, Skegss and everyone’s favourite drunken uncles, Cosmic Psychos, the Idiots are now cracking down in the studio before rolling in hot with new tracks and smash hits for one hell of a show.
The bands have handpicked a bunch of unreal supports for each town, and with limited capacities at most venues, these shows are going to be FUCKING WILD!
BEN WATERS ANNOUNCES WOLLONGONG SHOW W/ SPECIAL GUEST DEREK NASH – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR, MARCH 1
Posted on October 29, 2018
Nominated by Jools Holland as one of his 10 favourite piano players of all time and named Europe’s #1 Boogie Woogie pianist in the 2016 Boisedale Awards, Ben Waters’ performances have been described by the London Times as being “like a bouncing castle for grown-ups”.
Ben has played in more than 25 countries around the world and in iconic venues including London’s Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall & Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club; the Sydney Opera House and New York’s Iridium Theatre. Truly international and one of the busiest musicians around, Ben regularly tours Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, the Caribbean and the US.
Played with ‘flair & bravado’ (Birmingham Post) Ben’s repertoire is an eclectic mix of American music from the early blues through ragtime, jazz, boogie woogie, stride, R&B and the R&R of the 50’s & 60’s. Along the way he has played with all-time greats including Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, PJ Harvey, Jools Holland, Leo Sayer, Ray Davies and collaborated extensively with the Rolling Stones on recordings & live performances.
Renowned for energetic, vibrant, passionate & charismatic performances on soprano, alto, tenor & baritone sax, Derek Nash has been a featured member of the Jools Holland Orchestra since 2004. Regarded as “at the forefront of the British jazz movement”, Derek has been described a “one of the most versatile saxophonists in the UK today” (The Guardian). He has led Sax Appeal for over 30 years, fronts the funk/fusion band “Protect the Beat” and “Acoustic Quartet” and is a member of the Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion. With the Jools Holland Orchestra he recently featured alongside Jose Feliciano at the Royal Albert Hall. He has appeared live & on TV with such greats as Eric Clapton, Amy Winehouse, Paul McCartney, Solomon Burke, Annie Lennox & Tom Jones.
THE USED ANNOUNCE CANBERRA DATE – PLAYING MOLO LIVE, DECEMBER 11
Posted on October 22, 2018
Over the last 15 years The Used have released a collection of albums that have shaped the space of the alternative rock scene. High energy live shows, gut wrenching relatable lyrics, and melodies that blended pop sensibility and hard rock creating the perfect combination to make an everlasting impression on fans globally.