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FRIENDLYJORDIES ANNOUNCE WOLLONGONG SHOW – PERFORMING AT UOW UNIBAR, JULY 20

Posted on April 23, 2018

Malcolm Turnbull’s bio begins with his great grandfather in the fledgling colony of Sydney, back then known as ‘Brisbane’. It details Malcolm’s early years, though few records about his 8th week as a foetus are available. Nonetheless, two thirds of the show is devoted to that specific week. The rest focusses on Malcolm’s triumph after triumph adult life. Well may you ask, ‘Is our PM actually Vinny from Entourage?’. Years ago, Jordan physically bumped into Malcolm. MT reeled back, delicately wailing, “MAHahaw”, as though a plague-ridden pleb had sneezed. Since that day, Jordan has been dissecting the origins of MT’s response. Now he believes that fate has inextricably linked him with MT to tiptoe this velvety biographical path together. Malcolm knows you love him…so this show you’ll love.

 

Jordan Shanks (friendlyjordies) is a satirist comedian, live radio host and podcast creator. He has been described as “irreverent”, “surreal” and “some guy who got a cheap camera from K-Mart”.

 

He has produced over 250 no-holds-barred videos for his YouTube channel with 250,000 followers. Jordan hopes he will foster some sort of interest in socio-political discourse, maybe even stir positive change, but most people keep asking him to dress up as a high school kid he once knew. Sometimes he complies.

 

Since 2013 he has spent 4 years in self-imposed solitary confinement reading thousands of articles about the collapse of the planet and then yelling about it online.

 

In 2016 and 2017 he left the costumes at home and toured his highly acclaimed live motivational comedy show, Chin Up, Stooge across Australia!

 

Friday, July 20

Tickets: $39.00 + BF – here.

XAVIER RUDD ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN TOUR – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR, AUGUST 3

Posted on April 16, 2018

Storm Boy, Xavier Rudd’s highly anticipated ninth studio album, sums up everything fans love about the iconic singer-songwriter. Produced by Chris Bond (Ben Howard, Tom Speight) and mixed by Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam, Bowie, U2) it is Xavier’s finest release to date, exemplified by its glorious first single, Walk Away. Physical and digital pre-orders are now available at xavierrudd.com.

 

Lyrically and musically, Storm Boy affirms Xavier Rudd as one of Australia’s most important artists. Singing as always from the heart, Xavier touches upon issues that are both global and personal, lacing each blissful melody with messages of humility and wisdom. Rising to the greatness of its namesake, Storm Boy is set to join Colin Thiele’s beloved novel as a classic Australian work of art. Something timelessly relevant.

 

Beautiful and uplifting, Storm Boy is Xavier Rudd at his inimitable best.

 

To celebrate its release, Xavier Rudd is playing a select number of Australian dates this August, showcasing a selection of music from Storm Boy and Xavier’s epic back catalogue.

 

Friday, August 3

Tickets: $55.00 + BF – here.

STONEFIELD ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR, MAY 26

Posted on April 16, 2018

‘Far From Earth’ is the latest addition to an extensive catalogue that the four Findlay sisters have been officially releasing since 2010, but a catalogue they have been building since the days when they were only as tall as the strange stone formations that surround their hometown in Australia’s rural south-east. For over a decade, Stonefield have seemingly existed within their own stellar nebula; unaffected by fleeting modern musical trends, their sound is a homage to the prog, metal and psych powerhouses of the 70s whilst remaining completely their own.

 

Stonefield’s latest single ‘Delusion’, and first for Flightless Records, demonstrates a shift from the hardened psych pop of earlier records toward more prog and heavy metal. Heavy waves of operatic synth and tubular bells ring below guitars with mellotron lines that warn you that humans don’t belong in space.

 

Saturday, May 26

Tickets: $25.00 + BF – here.

SPIT SYNDICATE ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR, JULY 6

Posted on April 9, 2018

To celebrate the release of ORBIT, their fifth album and boldest work to date, Sydney duo SPIT SYNDICATE are embarking on a massive 20-date tour hitting capitals and regionals across Australia.

 

Widely regarded as one of the country’s most exciting and forward-thinking hip-hop acts, Spit Syndicate have opened 2018 by dropping the hard-hitting singles ‘Contraband & Conversation’, ’F**k It’ and ‘Errands’.

 

Barely a year since their critically-acclaimed album ONE GOOD SHIRT HAD US ALL FLY, ORBIT features guest appearances by Turquoise Prince, Tuka (Thundamentals), Kai (Jackie Onassis) and rising star imbi the girl.

 

Founding members of the powerhouse One Day collective, Nick Lupi, and Jimmy Nice are renowned for their high energy live show. Backed on stage by live keys and guitar, the Orbit tour (with special guests TBA) promises to be the duo’s strongest and most explosive live show yet.

 

Friday, July 6

Tickets: $20.00 + BF – here.

ISAAC BUTTERFIELD ANNOUNCES DEBUT AUSTRALIAN COMEDY TOUR – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR, JUNE 2

Posted on April 9, 2018

Comedian Isaac Butterfield takes his long-awaited (By Him) debut Australian Comedy Tour “Bad For Your Health” across the country in 2018…

 

Five years after starting his stand up career in Pubs and Clubs performing to crowds of as little as 3 people and as many as 800 – Butterfield has put together his favorite jokes that might just be ‘Bad For Your Health’.

 

Boasting an impressive 400,000 followers, over 20 million video views and a total of four real-life friends – Butterfield has been preparing for this show since he can remember. From the days of rocking a double chin in High School to the present days of rocking “the greatest beard ever seen by mankind” (A quote from him), this modest man can’t wait to make you Laugh, Cry and hopefully not ask for your money back.

 

Hailing from a small beach community in NSW, this pale as f**k straight white male, covers all the topics that would otherwise get him fired from any normal job and be on the front page of Buzzfeed. From race to religion and Australian culture to d**k pics.

 

Isaac Butterfield has cemented himself as the next big thing in Australian Stand up, make sure you don’t miss it.

 

“A hilarious knack for classic Australian Commentary” GQ Magazine

 

“A Bigot that relies on shock value to make people laugh” Person Without Humor, 3rd row at Show in Newcastle 2017

 

Saturday, June 2

Tickets: $35.00 + BF – here.

TROPHY EYES ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR, MAY 11

Posted on March 29, 2018

Trophy Eyes have had an epic 12 months since they released their acclaimed new album Chemical Miracle, which debuted at #8 on the ARIA Album Chart and has been lauded for its raw emotion, depth of introspection and courage.

 

Trophy Eyes backed it up with a chill-inducing set at UNIFY 2017, and much to the dismay of the triple j text line, the boys from Newcastle missed out on a place on the Hottest 100 by a whisker, landing #101 with their heart-wrenching anthem “Chlorine”. This culminated in their biggest Australian headline tour to date, which saw sold out signs on each and every box office around the country. The demand for Trophy Eyes was so strong that half the tour sold out two months in advance.

 

Friday, May 11

 

Tickets: $30.00 + BF – here.

 

TIJUANA CARTEL ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE & AUSTRALIAN TOUR – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR, JULY 27

Posted on March 29, 2018

To be released on 19 April, Sophia is the second single from Tijuana Cartel’s special vinyl edition E.P. Ishtar’s Descent. Having recently joined the burgeoning roster of Brisbane’s highly respected agency PS Music Group, the group are poised to embark on one of their most comprehensive national tours in recent memory.

 

Tijuana Cartel are nationally loved for their east meets west, fat, bass-fuelled electronica. A truly unique act that have been mesmerising their ever-growing audience for well over a decade, they continue to set an exceptionally high standard in both live performance and sound production.

 

The Sophia tour kicks off on March 28 with two shows at Hotel Brunswick, where they will be recording their upcoming live album; and will continue through till August with a huge closing show at iconic venue The Lansdowne in Sydney. The tour also features several festival dates and a 4-date run in WA.

 

Sophia features Paul George’s signature soul-stirring guitar work, overlaying a stomping four-to-the-floor rhythm with a deep, driving quality. In some ways, it’s a strong throwback to the sound that established Tijuana Cartel as a nationally acclaimed electronic act. Their signature marriage of world flavours and squelchy electronica has since formed a movement all of its own, and this track encapsulates the sound of that movement precisely.

 

‘This song highlights our strength and individuality as Tijuana Cartel’, says George. ‘It has a strong four to the floor beat, trippy electronic analogue synths, Cuban style percussion, trumpet riffs and of course the sound of Flamenco guitar.’

 

Described by George as ‘trance lost in a new world’, Sophia masterfully amalgamates the progressive sonic soundscapes that Tijuana have honed to perfection, with the world music instrumentation that define their enduring sound.

 

A highly anticipated digitally animated film clip for Sophia is currently being cooked up by Carey O’Sullivan in the Cartel’s Gold Coast studio (known as The Lab). If his previous effort on Ishtar is anything to go by, the follow up will be a psychedelic, mind-bending, multi-sensory, fractal indulgence. He has spent several months coding the scripts to bring this next masterpiece to life and it will be unveiled in the very near future.

 

Sophia is available from major online retailers. The second track to come from their limited-edition vinyl release.

 

Friday, July 27

 

Tickets: $25.00 + BF – here.

 

PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS ANNOUNCE WOLLONGONG SHOW – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR, APRIL 21

Posted on March 29, 2018

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are excited to be hitting up UOW UniBar in Wollongong alongside their national support for Royal Blood.

 

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets came together in 2014 and have been described by The Music as “resembling Jimi Hendrix fresh off the end of a light globe”. The quartet have spring-boarded off the back of 2016’s momentum, releasing debut effort High Visceral (Part 1) to critical acclaim. Having supported local mainstays such as King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and Canada’s Black Mountain, as well as touring nationally, the group are in no danger of slowing down.

 

Renowned for their crowd surfing inducing, mosh pit embracing live show the four-piece have sold out multiple headline tours, including a national tour in December 2017 in support of their High Visceral B-Sides release.

 

Saturday, April 21

 

Tickets: $12.00 + BF – here.

 

THE BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR, JUNE 10

Posted on March 29, 2018

Iconoclastic purveyors of drone-laden psychedelia, The Brian Jonestown Massacre make their long-awaited Australian return in June, 2018. With their brand new album Something Else and an exclusive invitation as guests of Vivid Sydney, the band have extended their trip with dates right across the country.

 

“The Brian Jonestown Massacre are a wildly original and thrilling live band who have built a career out of prioritising art over commercial compromise, ” explains Vivid Sydney’s Stephen Ferris. “This maverick approach continues to sustain their relevance to a generation of music lovers making it a no brainer when it came to inviting them to be part of Vivid Sydney.”

 

Lead by prolific outlier Anton Newcombe, The Brian Jonestown Massacre have ploughed their own fertile furrow in the field of neo-psychedelia, yielding an impressive harvest of 15 acclaimed studio albums across 28 years, including the brand new long player Something Else, which returns to the classic BJM reduction of swirling retro-hued guitars, washed over droning, hypnotic primal rhythms and Newcombe’s trademark edifying and biting social commentary.

 

The Brian Jonestown Massacre have built a devoted fan base in Australia, galvanised by electrifying live shows across multiple tours since the mid 2000’s and nourished by an impressively constant flow of exciting new recorded music. BJM fans know that each time they strap in for another journey with the band, whether on record, or in mortal flesh they are in for one hell of a f#@king trip.

 

Sunday, June 10

 

Tickets: $59.41 + BF – here.

 

MOOSE BLOOD ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR, SEPTEMBER 5

Posted on March 23, 2018

Bursting on to the scene in 2012, Canterbury quartet Moose Blood solidified themselves as one of the UK’s hottest exports. With an absolutely exceptional clutch of new songs under their belt, Moose Blood are thrilled to announce their eagerly-awaited return to Australia touring nationally in August/September with special guests, Southern Californian post-hardcore, emo four-piece, Movements.

 

In an era where a majority of musicians seem to view writing good songs as low down the list of attributes required for a successful career, Moose Blood are that rarest of things: a band who let the songs do the talking.

 

2016’s ‘Blush’ took the best of American mid-west emo and updated it with a quintessentially British twist, proved to be a breakout success, crashing the UK top 10 and propelling the band on to the main stages of Reading and Leeds Festival and Lollapalooza as well sold out shows at L.A’s legendary Troubadour, New York’s Bowery Ballroom and London’s KOKO – to say nothing of the Kerrang! and Alternative Press Music Awards nominations they’ve picked up on the way.

 

Their 2018 release ‘I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore’ (out now via Hopeless Records) was recorded in Los Angeles with long-time collaborator Beau Burchell. It’s an LP which delves into the most complexly emotional territory they’ve ever explored.

 

Music and emotion share a timeless physiological, psychological, and spiritual bond. A chord, a melody, or a lyric can lift spirits and inspire. Movements achieve that sort of reaction on their full-length debut, Feel Something (out via Fearless Records). That musical empathy quietly launched Movements on an upward trajectory in 2015.

 

Formed by longtime friends, the group landed a deal with Fearless Records after just one local gig. Acclaimed by the likes of Alternative Press and New Noise Magazine, songs like “Nineteen” and “Kept” each respectively amassed over 800K Spotify streams and counting as they have toured nonstop. Ultimately, Movements bring emotion to life in each note.

 

Taking in the biggest venues Moose Blood have ever tackled, the four-piece look set to be helping a lot more fans, old and new so get along to one of the shows.

 

Wednesday, September 5

Tickets: $46.50 + BF – here.