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Papa Pilko & The Binrats Announce Single Tour – Playing Rad Bar, June 3

Posted on March 23, 2017

Papa Pilko And The Binrats describe their sound as Wild Blues, Slick Soul & Country Rock N’ Roll… With Horns! This label stems from the vast array of sounds that the band produces which is hard to pin down at the best of times. After touring up and down the East Coast of the country over the last two years the band has earned a rapidly growing following aswell as a reputation as one of Sydney’s standout live acts.

Known for their diverse style and wild live shows, Sydney septet Papa Pilko And The Binrats will be hitting the road throughout July in support of their new single ‘How Long’ from their upcoming debut album set for release later on in the year.

Saturday, June 3

Tickets: $10.00 + BF – here.

Northlane Release New Single ‘Citizen’ & Announce Local Tour Supports – Playing UOW Unibar, May 19

Posted on March 23, 2017

Northlane have released their new stand-alone single “Citizen”. “Citizen” was recorded by David Bendeth (Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Paramore) at his studio in New Jersey. The video for “Citizen” was filmed by Jason Eshragian who has previously worked with Northlane on the “Intuition” and “Impulse” videos.

Also announced are the local supports for each leg of their upcoming tour. Joining them and Hands Like Houses in Wollongong at UOW Unibar will be local bands Graves & Vices!

“Citizen is a song that was written about the First World police state and our willingness to live under the watch of those in power, for their means, while those who blow the lid on it suffer,” explains Northane guitarist Josh Smith. “Writing this one was quite a mission, we went through five completely different sets of lyrics and the final incarnation of the song was the eighth revision. It took a lot of work but we are proud of it and beyond excited to share it with you all.” 

“Citizen” follows on from their previous track “Intuition” which was revealed as a surprise gift for fans during their headline set at UNIFY 2017. Northlane will continue to hit festival stages throughout 2017 with appearances on the main stage at Download Festival (UK) and Hellfest (France). The band will also play at Vainstream Rockfest (Germany), Jera On Air (Netherlands), Graspop (Belgium), Dissonance Festival (Italy), Rock For People (Czech Republic), Resurrection (Spain) Hammersonic (Indonesia) as well as Big Pineapple Music Festival here in Australia.

Before Northlane take off to the Northern Hemisphere, local fans can catch the band hitting up the regional hot spots around the country with Hands Like Houses. The full list of local supports can be seen below, and includes some familiar faces in Void of Vision, Saviour and The Brave.

Friday, May 19

Tickets: $30.00 + BF – here.

The Nuclear Family Announced To Support Against Me! – UOW Unibar, May 10

Posted on March 23, 2017

South Coast’s finest, The Nuclear Family have just been announced to support Against Me! at Wollongong Unibar in May as part of their upcoming Australian tour, alongside Melbourne cherubs Camp Cope. Tickets are selling fast, make sure you get in now and don’t miss out!

Wednesday, May 10

Tickets: $44.00 + BF – here.

Oliver Tank Announces National Tour, Debut Album & New Single – Playing UOW Unibar, May 5

Posted on March 23, 2017

Known for mastering the art of heartfelt, vivid soundscapes with an electronic bent, Sydney-based producer Oliver Tank triumphantly returns today with his new single Charlene. The second single off his highly anticipated debut album, OT will be released April 21 and follows on from the LP’s exquisite first offering Swerve, released late last year.  Oliver Tank today also announces his first national headline tour since 2014, kicking off in May.

Recorded at Sing Sing studios in Melbourne, OT was co-produced with Jono Steer (Hiatus Kaiyote, Ali Barter) and marks a timeless talent whose creations continue to be both parts relevant and revolutionary.

 Now with 7 million cumulative streams under his belt, Tank first burst onto the scene in 2011 with his textual glitch pop debut EP Dreams, which he followed up with stunning sophomore EP, Slow Motion Music in late 2013, featuring collaborations with Ta-Ku, Hayden Calnin, as well as long-time friend and collaborator Fawn Myers.

With rave reviews worldwide for both EP’s, Tank’s rise was kicked off by winning FBi’s Northern Lights competition, inclusion in triple j’s “Next Crop” and nomination for FBi SMAC Award in the “Next Big Thing” category.

The forthcoming tour dates follow on from Tank’s sold out intimate anniversary celebration of critically acclaimed EP ‘Dreams’ in late 2016.  He has also supported music luminaries Active Child, Youth Lagoon, Bonobo, Lana Del Rey, James Blake and Lorde as well as headline national tours and sets at The Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City and Falls Festival.

Friday, May 5

Tickets: $15.00 + BF – here.

Lyall Moloney Announces ‘Get Up’ Tour, Playing Rad Bar – May 11

Posted on March 21, 2017

One of Australia’s most enigmatic live performers, Sureshaker is proud to announce Lyall Moloney’s 2017 Get Up Tour. After a pumping start to the year performing on the annual Shake N Bake run, Party in the Paddock and a NYE show with Illy, DJ-ing across the underworld, L¥MØ shows he’s one of the countries hardest working musicians. Off the road, he’s producing releases for those wanting his reggae trap sound as well as working on his own upcoming second full length release. (due in September 2017)

His soul baring live show reflects his work ethic and passion. A one man dub/trap machine, and on a couple of occasions, he’s joined by the freshest Rappers in the state. L¥MØ’s eclectic sounds and dirty beats heaves up and down through the crowd and bounces off the walls.

2016 saw Lyall Moloney embarking on three national supports tours with label mates Sticky Fingers, roots artist Tash Sultana, and the hard style hip hop artist Ivan Ooze (who recently collaborated with Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah). Cultivating his unique dub-trap-tic sounds, Lyall’s second mixtape will feature a range of guests, including: Ivan Ooze, Alphamama, Phillabu$tr, Dylan Frost and more…

Catch Lyall bouncing beats up and down Oz’s East and West coast.

Thursday, May 11

Tickets: $12.00 + BF – here.

Strawberry Boogie April Lineup Announced – UOW Unibar, April 27

Posted on March 16, 2017

Strawberry Boogie – str b( )ri/ bu i/ 1. ‘A celebration of local creative culture’

Good Boy + Jarrow + Archy Punker + Iffy + Cosmic Spice

Live Creative Line-up: TBA shortly!

TIX: $15+bf presale / $20 door

Strawberry Boogie returns for another month! For anyone who hasn’t attended a Boogie before, we have two core aims. One, to celebrate the melting pot of creativity that exists within our local realm. Giving a platform to exhibit these art forms in front of like-minded rabble, we have welcomed everything from live art, cinematography, visual mixing and independent fashion to interactive concept installations.

What’s equally as important to us though, is bringing music from all around Aus and delivering it locally, putting these bands in front crowds that we know they deserve, but the word might be a little slow getting out so far.

Tickets can be found in the bio link, at yoursandowls.com.au and UniBar Box Office for the tangible tragics. Keep your eyes peeled for announcements and a few little surprises along the way.

Join us to celebrate and assist the growth of this thriving creative culture that we’re currently lucky enough to be immersed in.

+++ Strawberry Visions+++

Wednesday, April 27

Tickets: $15.00 + BF – here.

Horrorshow Announced For Wollongong Unibar – July 7

Posted on March 16, 2017

Horrorshow are a hip hop duo from Sydney, Australia, comprised of Solo (Vocals) and Adit (Producer). In eight years they’ve released four studio albums; sold-out numerous tours; and cultivated one of the most loyal and dedicated fan bases.

Emerging in 2008 with an album largely created in high school, Horrorshow signed to Elefant Traks and released The Grey Space. It received immediate industry recognition with an ARIA nomination and a run of support slots on national tours. A year later they released Inside Story, solidifying their reputation for eloquent lyricism and soulful production; their musical maturity defied their young age. Their honesty and musical ingenuity amassed a fast growing legion of passionate fans, and saw them venture for their first European shows. By 2011, they’d become the go-to act for the biggest tours in the country, supporting the likes of the Hilltop Hoods and Bliss n Eso, as well as establishing their own rock solid live reputation. Every headline show they’ve ever done in their hometown (Sydney) has sold out.

Their third album, King Amongst Many, dropped in 2013 and landed at #2 in the ARIA (Billboard) charts; going on to be nominated for the J Award, ARIA Award, and a shortlisting in the Australian Music Prize. It was a testament to a group that pour their heart and soul into the crafting of an album, that they can achieve such success without hit singles. In the middle of 2014, Horrorshow, as part of the One Day collective, released Mainline. It debuted at #2 on the ARIA Chart, and the crew toured nationally, announcing themselves as a force to be reckoned with. At the same time, their One Day Sundays parties expanded nationwide becoming one of the most popular events in the country.

Before beginning work on album #4, Horrorshow returned to rework their live show into an acoustic performance, selling out the nationwide ‘Listen Close Tour’ and unveiling the versatility and musicianship of their talents.

The collaborative experiences in the One Day project, combined with the explosion of One Day Sundays, has invigorated this inspired duo with a fresh approach for album #4, titled Bardo State and recently released on Feb 24.

Friday, July 7

Tickets: $30.00 + BF – here.

‘The Intuition Tour’ – Northlane & Hands Like Houses Announced For Wollongong Unibar – May 19

Posted on March 16, 2017

Northlane have announced they will be taking their new single “Intuition” on tour around the nation in May.
Following on from a huge headline set at UNIFY 2017 and a sold out East Coast run, The Intuition Tour will take Northlane back to the regional centres of Australia for the first time since 2015.
Joining Northlane on the highways around the continent will be special guests Hands Like Houses.

Northlane revealed “Intuition” as a surprise gift for fans during their headline show at UNIFY 2017 in January.
The song quickly made its way onto YouTube via fan footage, with news of the new song rapidly spreading to all corners of the internet, creating headlines worldwide and fans begging for the studio version.
The accompanying new video was filmed by Jason Eshragian onsite at the festival.

Friday, May 19

Tickets: $30.00 + BF – here.

Daniel Champagne Announced For Wollongong Unibar – June 8

Posted on March 16, 2017

Daniel Champagne is good. Very very good. You may already know this but if not it’s time to get on board with this astonishing talent. The Australian born, Nashville based singer/songwriter and one of a kind guitar virtuoso is about to release his first studio album in three years and perform an extensive list of Australian dates on what seems to be beginning to rival Bob Dylan in the never ending world tour stakes.

By way of background the story goes that a five year old Daniel first picked up a guitar after being inspired by a musical father, wrote his first songs at twelve, trained classically throughout his teens and began playing anywhere and everywhere he could around the far south coast of New South Wales It was here that he began to hone the astonishing live show he is renowned for today.

At eighteen Daniel left school, hit the road and hasn’t really stopped since. Really hasn’t stop and seems to rarely pause to draw breath. Subsequent years saw him tour endlessly around the world, playing some of the most renowned festivals and sharing stages with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Ani DiFranco, Rodrigo y Gabriella, The Waifs, Judy Collins, INXS, John Butler and KT Tunstall – all of this while writing, producing and independently releasing four albums and two EPs.

In 2014 Daniel made the move to America, basing himself out of Nashville and beginning to spread his music to all corners of the country where he played night after night, city after city, forever expanding and developing his craft and skills and digging deeper into his life experience as a songwriter. The culmination of this range of experiences to date are the songs on ‘Fault Lines’.

Recorded over a two year period, in Nashville for the most part during rare breaks from his American tour schedule and some closer to home sessions in Melbourne and the South Coast of NSW – ‘Fault Lines’ sees the troubadour branch out from behind his well know solo guitar and voice styling’s to explore a much broader sonic landscape throughout the thirteen pieces.

‘I’d say it’s more like an extension of what I do rather than another side’ says Champagne of his new offering ‘I mean, I know a lot of people know me as the high energy guitar player and that element will always be there. I will always love interesting guitar playing as long at it serves the songs, which are what this album is all about because between what’s around me and what’s inside me there’s always so much to write about. I come across a lot of people and places touring this world non-stop and they all come with their own stories that can wind their way into song.

‘So on the album, there certainly are moments where it is just me and a guitar, as I am every night on stage but there are also some big rock songs and elaborate string arrangements and electric playing and piano and I really think it takes the listener on a journey both musically and lyrically and I’m excited to show everyone what we’ve done and hope they can find themselves somewhere inside the picture’

‘Fault Lines’ will be released worldwide on March 20 through his own label Nightingale Records’. Its unveiling will come on the eve of a North American tour that will play out before Daniel returns to his homeland for what will be his most extensive tour yet – forty shows from April to July taking him to all corners of Australia and surely confirming him as a leading light in acoustic music with a reputation for making festivals buzz, holding crowds in his palm, dropping jaws and breaking guitars wherever he goes.

“The word Prodigy seems to entirely fall short of this soft-spoken young man’s skills, he coaxes sounds and melodies out of his instrument that literally drop jaws.” – The Calgary Herald, CANADA

“Today I saw the future of Folk – Festival goers flocking in their thousands towards the main stage to witness a young musical phenomenon from Australia dish out an absolute show-stopper.” – The Firefly Column, USA

“Daniel Champagne is a crossroads. Fusing the strong traditions of Blues, Folk and other roots art with pop showmanship and admirable lyrical ability. I firmly believe that he will become an ambassador for roots music in a time where it desperately needs representation.” – The Indie Blender, CANADA

“reinventing roots guitar” – Rhythms Magazine, AUSTRALIA

“Watching Daniel Champagne perform is a once in a lifetime experience. He is a true prodigy that plays like no one else could possibly play unless they spent at least two lifetimes studying the art.” – BW Review, NEW ZEALAND

‘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, AUSTRALIA

 

Thursday, June 8

Tickets: $15.00 + BF – here.

The Cat Empire & Xavier Rudd at Stuart Park

Posted on February 4, 2017

THE CAT EMPIRE
&
XAVIER RUDD

with
HARTS
OCEAN ALLEY
SAHARA BECK

Sunday February 12 || Stuart Park, Wollongong

Limited tickets available here

Following on from the success of Yours & Owls Festival we are inviting you, once more to head down to the foreshore of North Wollongong beach to the beautiful tree lined park STUART PARK on Sunday 12th February, for an evening under the stars featuring: The Cat Empire, Xavier Rudd, Harts, Ocean Alley & Sahara Beck

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