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PACIFIC AVENUE RELEASE NEW SINGLE & ANNOUNCE TOUR – PLAYING GARDEN PARTY, MARCH 23

Posted on March 6, 2018

Based on the South Coast of New South Wales, Pacific Avenue is a four-piece alternative rock band, blending authentic rock and roll with today’s modern sound. As the name states, there’s a heavy influence from surf culture, and the inspiration community and location provide. Birthed in early 2017, the boys have found themselves supporting artists such as San Cisco, British India, and The Belligerents. Their debut single ‘In Your Arms’ became a familiar track in their set, reaching #1 on Triple J Unearthed a week after release in early May. Pacific Avenue also played 2017’s Sounds of the Suburbs festival in Sutherland. 2018 has already proven to be exciting as the band followed Tyne-James Organ as main support on his ‘Watch You Go’ Tour in February. Their first headline tour after a year on the scene sees them kick things off at home, appearing at UOW UniBar’s Garden Party alongside Allday, Northeast Party House, Ruby Fields & more.

 

‘Sally’ is a love song written by singer Harry O’Brien. The track exposes the band’s range, as punchy riffs take a seat and vocally driven melodies become the core emphasis. The lyrics tell a classic tale of boy meets girl, daydreaming and falling in love. We’ve all experienced the hypnosis of love at first sight, imagining a life with a person, but coming to the realisation that you don’t know a thing about them. A climatic chorus eventually meets the song’s progressive build up, as the boys do what they do best – belt it out. Pacific Avenue are more than delighted to bring you ‘Sally’.

 

GARDEN PARTY

Friday, March 23

Tickets: $55.00 + BF – here.

DANIEL CHAMPAGNE ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN TOUR – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR, JUNE 6

Posted on March 5, 2018

One reviewer recently wrote – ‘Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical’ (themusic.com.au)

 

The story goes that the young Australian singer, songwriter and one-of-a-kind guitar virtuoso first picked up his instrument of choice as a five-year-old following in the footsteps of a musical father. He began writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing solo wherever he could, honing his craft and developing what would become the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today. At 18 he left school, turned professional and hit the road.

 

The next several years saw him traversing North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, New Zealand and of course, his homeland Australia playing such festivals as California WorldFest, Winnipeg Folk Fest, Vancouver and Mariposa Folk (Canada), Belgium’s Labadoux Festival and Australia’s Woodford, Falls Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival and the legendary Byron Bay Bluesfest. He has toured and shared stages with Jake Shimabukuro, Jesse Cook, Roderigo Y Gabriela, Richard Shindell, The Ragbirds, The Waifs, Lucinda Williams, Judy Collins, INXS, John Butler, KT Tunstall and Ani DiFranco.

 

As one reviewer recently wrote, “still in his early twenties, the distances he has been would be more frequently associated with veterans of the Folk scene” (The Dwarf).

 

Daniel has accomplished all of this while writing, producing and independently releasing two Eps, Gypsy Moon Volumes 1 and 2, his first long player ‘Pint of Mystery’ (2011) ‘My Own Design’ (2009), ‘Wide Eyed and Open’ (2010), ‘Real Live’ (2012), and ‘The Heartland Hurricanes’ (2014). His latest release “Fault Lines” is available now, and is receiving airplay and accolades globally.

 

A review of his two Gypsy Moon releases said the following: ‘Champagne has gone a step further this time, it’s like he’s realized his own potential, his confidence is sky-high and he’s truly ready to explore’ – Australia’s roots music bible Rhythms Magazine

 

Now regarded as a leading light in acoustic music, with a firm reputation for making festivals buzz, holding crowds in his palm, dropping jaws and breaking guitars wherever he goes. Daniel Champagne has relocated to North America where he continues his exciting career as an international touring and recording artist.

 

Wednesday, June 6

Tickets: $15.00 + BF – here.

COSMIC PSYCHOS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM AND TOUR – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR, APRIL 5

Posted on February 27, 2018


 
Australia’s greatest export since Crocodile Dundee, Cosmic Psychos have announced the release of their 11th studio album, Loudmouth Soup on April 4. They’ve also got a ripper new vid for your eyes to devour. After singing about beers for a solid three decades, it’s no surprise that the Psychos have finally delivered a song about the hangover from hell in the form of ‘Feelin Average’

 

Having sent their previous record labels broke, Loudmouth Soup will drop on April 4 on the band’s own label GO THE HACK Records. The LP was recorded last year on Knight’s storied farm in Spring Plains, and produced by long time collaborator Silvia Vermeulen. Flown into to the mossy fields of Eastern Victoria especially for the gig, Vermeulen has been their live engineer in Europe for longer than they can remember.

 

Testament to their status as seasoned road dogs, the Psychos will hit the road shortly after album release, taking in just about every damn venue that can provide a cold beer and corner to play in.

 

Thursday, April 5

Tickets: $30.00 + BF – here.

DONNY BENET ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN TOUR – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR, APRIL 28

Posted on February 27, 2018

Working Out.

Konichiwa.

Santorini.

They all lead to…

The Don.

 

After numerous classic albums, “D” grade celebrity entertainer Donny Benét brings you his latest taste of life – The Don.

After touring the world the last few years, Don locked himself in the infamous Donnyland studios and didn’t leave until he’d written and album of stone cold hits.

Teasing audiences in 2017 with a few tastes, Don is back tonight and ready to give you the full album experience, launching the new album The Don.

Backed by his powerhouse band, The Donny Benét Showband, you’ll be guaranteed an unforgettable night of entertainment once they take to the stage to officially launch the new Donny Benét album, The Don.

The Don can’t wait to share this special night with you.

 

Saturday, April 28

Tickets: $15.00 + BF – here.

SET MO ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR, MARCH 29

Posted on February 27, 2018
Described by i-D magazine as “Australia’s most optimistic band… they love what they do and it shows,” Set Mo is an electronic music duo from Sydney. Bonding over a fondness for burgers, pho, sneakers and beer (not necessarily consumed simultaneously — and in the case of the kicks, certainly not taken orally), Nick Drabble and Stu Turner first came together as a DJ combo in 2012 and soon progressed into producing tunes.

 

The guys share a love of Basement Jaxx, Booka Shade, Brian Eno, The Chemical Brothers, classic late-1980s house, old-school disco, Groove Armada, Jamie xx and Moby— influences that are as apparent in their music as hints of pepper, plum and blackcurrant are on the nose of a good pinot.

 

Their best-known release to date is the blissed out, sunset-on-the-beach house beauty “White Dress” (featuring Deutsch Duke), which was big all over when it broke in 2014 and has been played a good 18 million times on Spotify since. But they’ve made numerous equally lovely tunes you’d be well advised to give an exploratory spin. Try “I Belong Here” or “Nightmares” for a start. Goes great with a burger and a frosty beverage. (Side serve of Adidas is optional.)

 
 

Thursday, March 29

Tickets: $20.39 + BF – here.

FRENZAL RHOMB ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR, MARCH 31

Posted on February 26, 2018

Frenzal Rhomb, the most hospitalised band in the world (Seriously, everything from broken drumming arms and detached guitar-playing retinas to an actual pig-borne tapeworm in the lead singer’s brain), have a continuing run of shows in 2018 to keep the Hi-Vis High Tea Boom alive! In case you’ve been living down a mine shaft, Hi-Vis High Tea is Frenzal Rhomb’s ninth full-length punk rock record. And just like a ninth child to a religious family, they’re really getting good at it. Recorded once again by Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag) and Jason Livermore at The Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colorado, Hi-Vis High Tea is a concept album about a whole bunch of different concepts. 20 songs clocking in at just over 30 minutes, but what they lack in length they make up for in brevity.

And it sounds fucken rad. But don’t take my word for it, I’m just a computer-generated bio-writing algorithm Frenzal Rhomb downloaded from the darknet; you should just listen to the album… and attend the shows!

No longer satisfied with blending in to the background, Frenzal Rhomb have announced additional shows on their Hi-Vis High Tea tour, in full compliance with Australian Government guidelines.

Many fans have attended shows dressed in their own Hi-Vis work gear, and some have completed post show tasks in or near the venues, including plumbing connections, tree planting and pruning, unloading vehicles, repairing roads and so forth.

If you too wish to start 2018 in full compliance with Australian Government guidelines, you can buy your own Hi-Vis Frenzal Rhomb garments online or at selected shows, which also offer great visibility to the wearer in complex backgrounds and through a full range of body movements.

 

Saturday, March 31

Tickets: $30.00 + BF – here.

CROOKED COLOURS ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR, APRIL 19

Posted on February 26, 2018

Following the announcement of their highly-anticipated debut album Vera on June 23 via Sweat it Out and SOLD OUT national tour in August, Crooked Colours announce their PERFECT RUN TOUR in Australia throughout April.

The forthcoming dates will be the final time the band tours their VERA live show before taking a long break to write and record their sophomore album.

Crooked Colours burst onto the scene in 2013 with breakout singles Come Down, Capricious and Another Way, earning three consecutive #1’s on Hype Machine and gaining a solid fanbase around the world from the outset. The result of a patient approach from an act determined to create a timeless debut, new album Vera demonstrates diverse and layered productions from a breed proving themselves as one of Australia’s hottest rising acts in electronic music today. Hit singles ‘Flow’, ’I Hope You Get It and ‘Come Back To You’ have been picked up by radio stations and press around the world such as Radio 1, Eins Live, triple j, Majestic Casual to name a few. To date the band has had over 20 million streams of their new record and have released award winning music videos for all previously released singles.

Recently invited to perform as special guests for Crystal Castles on their Australian and New Zealand tour, the band has also supported R F S and San Cisco, in addition to many festival performances in Australia and recent sold out shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Berlin, Zurich, Paris & London.

 

Thursday, April 19

Tickets: $25.00 + BF – here.

BLEEDING KNEES CLUB ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR, APRIL 6

Posted on February 26, 2018

Brace yourself for a beaster of an Easter, as local garage-rock brawlers Bleeding Knees Club team up with LA titans Together Pangea for a national Australian tour you’ll never forget!

Off the back of 2017’s triumphant “Chew The Gum” EP and recent crackerjack single “Case”, Bleeding Knees Club are psyched to hit the road before their new album drops later this year.

“Chew The Gum” saw the ex-Gold Coast outfit relocated to Sydney via frontman Alex Wall, and with a freshly-configured line-up. The band completed a frenzied national tour to launch the EP that included one broken jaw and one broken ankle, and The Brag gushed “Bleeding Knees Club’s chaotic Sydney comeback show proved punk is not dead”. After carving out circle pits at festivals including Stonecutters (Adelaide), Sounds Of The Suburbs (Sydney) and Valley Fiesta (Brisbane), the foursome saw out 2017 with their set-your-desk-on-fire anthem “Case”, which AAA Backstage frothed “This track is itching for summer like it can’t get a hold of its dealer on a comedown day … if I didn’t know any better, I’d be looking on an American Pie soundtrack for this jammer”.

Vocalist Alex Wall says, “Together Pangea have been one of my favourite LA punk bands since I first heard ‘Living Dummy’ in 2011. I met the guys when I was living in the States and started going to a bunch of their shows, and they just kill it every night. Their songs are so good and they’re insane live. I went to a couple of the dates on their current USA tour in New York and LA and they destroyed it. I can’t wait for everyone in Australia to lose it over them when to come out to tour with us!”

Hot on the heels of 2017’s barrelling “Bulls & Roosters” album, Together Pangea are finally touring our shores for the first time ever.

Formed in Los Angeles nearly a decade ago out of the fertile CalArts campus scene, the foursome blazed a trail via rowdy early records on tastemaker label Burger, and rambunctious live shows with The Black Lips, The Replacements, Twin Peaks and others. “Bulls & Roosters” saw Stitched Sound declare “they blew this record out of the water”, and its Buzzcocks-indebted lead single “Better Find Out” had Earbuddy vibe “it paws up some dust with a ground tearing riff”. Together Pangea’s live rep is legendary, with LA Record summing up a recent triumphant hometown gig as “the kind of high-octane, gasoline-soaked rock that hits all your pleasure centers with sticky melodies, power riffs, and break-neck speed”.

Frontman William Keegan says “We’ve been dying to tour Australia for a long time. We’ve heard it’s a great place to play because everyone just wants to have fun, mosh and stage dive. Also from The Saints to Eddy Current Suppression Ring so much incredible rock ‘n’ roll has come out of Australia, and we want to see what it’s all about. We’re also very stoked to play some shows with our brother Alex Wall and his band Bleeding Knees Club on their home turf”.

Bleeding Knees Club and Together Pangea, tearing up Australia together with White Blanks.

 

Friday, April 6

Tickets: $20.00 + BF – here.

THE SMITH STREET BAND ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR, MARCH 22

Posted on February 26, 2018

Last week The Smith Street Band announced the first round of artist for the inaugural Pool House Party and today the band announce they are also heading off around the country on their first headline tour in nearly a year. It is their biggest and furthest reaching tour yet, taking in every state and territory of Australia and will include a bunch of all ages and under 18 only shows.

 

This will be The Smith Street Band’s first Australian headline tour since the release of More Scared Of You Than You Are Of Me, which debuted at #3 on the ARIA Album chart and saw the band sell out huge shows across the country, including two sold out home town shows at Melbourne’s iconic Forum Theatre. 2017 also saw the band tour America and Europe multiple times, play Groovin The Moo, triple j’s One Night Stand in Mt Isa, Splendour in the Grass, support Midnight Oil in Melbourne and LA and wind up the year with four massive shows at Falls Festival.

 

Forever on the road, 2018 will first see The Smith Street Band return to Europe for a 16 date tour with old friends The Front Bottoms. When the band return home they kick off the run of Australian dates with one enormous show, Pool House Party at Coburg Velodrome, featuring two stages and 18 of their favourite bands.

 

Then, March to May will see The Smith Street Band visit every corner of Australia with Bec Sandridge and Melbourne newcomers Press Club are along for the ride. Late last year Sandridge released her most unapologetic and meatiest work to date in single ‘I’ll Never Want A BF’ and toured Australia, UK and Europe. While Press Club launched on to the scene in 2017 with debut single ‘Headwreck’ which saw them nab supports with the likes of Ceres, Polish Club, Japandroids and Joyce Manor as well as play Bigsound, Falls Marion Bay, Festival of the Sun and Fairgrounds.

 

Thursday, March 22

Tickets: $40.00 + BF – here.

STRAWBERRY BOOGIE RETURNS FT. TINY LITTLE HOUSES

Posted on February 26, 2018

To celebrate the recent announcement of their debut album Idiot Proverbs, set for release on Friday 12 January, Tiny Little Houses are thrilled to reveal both the music video for their current single ‘Entitled Generation’ and their highly anticipated national album tour dates, scheduled for Feb/March 2018. The run of shows, presented by triple j, will see the band perform in Ballarat, Melbourne, Hobart, Wollongong, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

“We’ve been working on a bunch of songs very important to us, which have made our new album. We can’t wait to play the record live in full, especially since you would have had the chance to hear them all by the time we tour! Thanks for the on-going support and interest in our music, hopefully see you at these shows soon.” – Tiny Little Houses

Tiny Little Houses have spent the last three years winning hearts and minds around Australia thanks to a succession of finely-crafted indie pop gems including ‘Milo Tin’, ‘Song Despite Apathy’ ‘Easy’, ‘Soon We Won’t Exist’, ‘Garbage Bin’ and most recently, ‘Entitled Generation’.

The follow-up to the four-piece’s first two EPs – You Tore Out My Heart (2015) and Snow Globe (2016) – Idiot Proverbs finds Tiny Little Houses growing up and getting more confident with where they can push their sound. As well as being the band’s most raucous collection of tunes so far, the album highlights the discernible progress of Karvountzis as a songwriter. Indeed, Idiot Proverbs presents wry reflections on growing up, finding your place amongst the chaos and falling short of your own (and others’) expectations.

The album finds Tiny Little Houses continuing their relationship with producer Schram (also known for his work with Paul Kelly, San Cisco and Loon Lake among many others) who was also behind the controls for most of the band’s previous efforts.

 

Thursday, March 8

Tickets: $15.00 + BF – here.