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THY ART IS MURDER ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR, AUGUST 23

Posted on June 12, 2018

Following the release of their crushing fourth LP ‘Dear Desolation’ which spurred a SOLD OUT Australian tour in February this year, Thy Art Is Murder will bring their relentless aggression to a regional venue near you this August.

 

Melbourne’s Alpha Wolf (with new vocalist Lochie Keogh) will come along for the ride, as well as two acts from across the ditch; metalcore stalwarts Antagonist A.D and kiwi/euro hardcore inspired Xile.

 

‘Dear Desolation’ debuted at #5 on the ARIA charts last year, which was just the beginning of yet another slew of successful tour dates around Australia and the globe. Alongside epic international acts Emmure and Fit For An Autopsy, TAIM easily sold out their Australian tour in February this year before charging over to the US for 30+ co-headline dates with slam legends Dying Fetus.

 

If that isn’t enough, the band are currently undertaking their longest ever European tour, unleashing their chaos onto a new city almost daily. This trip will see them headlining the metal stage of Europe’s beloved Download Festival, and gracing fabled metal festivals With Full Force and Graspop Metal Meeting.

 

Keeping good company on this regional bombardment, Thy Art will be joined by Melbourne’s Alpha Wolf – who have just returned in full force from a short hiatus with two new members – as well as New Zealand’s Antagonist A.D and hot newcomers Xile.

 

Thursday, August 23rd

Tickets: $25.00 + BF – here.

ALEX THE ASTRONAUT ANNOUNCES TOUR – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR, JULY 18

Posted on June 12, 2018


Alex the Astronaut has packed a lot of life into her 22 years. Never more so than in 2017 since the March release of her debut EP, To Whom it May Concern.

 

Alex the Astronaut’s new song, Not Worth Hiding, introduces a subtle change of course. It’s the first taste of her forthcoming EP See You Soon and arrives embedded with the young songwriters already signature stream-of-consciousness lyrics. Only this time Not Worth Hiding reflects a little more of its author. “This should be in your own voice / in your own time” she sings.

 

That’s a natural progression for Alex, who studies maths and physics when not writing music. As a scientist might, she sees the link between two disciplines.

 

“I like how science can help you explain the universe using bits of information that on their own wouldn’t mean anything,” she says. “You take data points and put them into a useful context. That helps both you and other people understand something, about earth or the space around us that can help us improve our daily lives.”

 

Alex says music is similar. “You use little lines written about random events, conversations or newspaper headlines, and eventually build them up into a song other people can relate to,” she says. “And just like science, sometimes people will find what you write helpful and sometimes they won’t. That’s the fun of them both – to look at what you think is important and present it to other people in a way they can understand why it means so much to you.”

 

Come and catch Alex the Astronaut at UniBar this July!

 

Wednesday, July 18th

Tickets: $15.00 + BF – here.

FLIGHT FACILITIES ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR, AUGUST 25

Posted on June 12, 2018

After confirming their now legendary status by instantly selling out a run of dates earlier this year, Australia’s favourite electronic producers Flight Facilities today announce another huge national tour in support of gorgeous new single All Your Love.

 

Still riding high on the back of the success of recent release Need You, the boys will be showing off their much loved back catalogue and a red hot string of new hits at shows all across the country this August and September.

 

Four years on from debut album Down To Earth, Flight Facilities could be forgiven for taking some time off to put their feet up. As far as debuts go, theirs was a bonanza. Spawning two symphony concerts, an ARIA award, a Top 5 chart placing and two of the most recognisable Australian dance works of a generation in Crave You and Clair De Lune, the record was a runaway success for the duo.

 

Not wanting to rest on their laurels and feed the industry beast, the boys decided their next move was to buck the album trend and focus on releasing singles rather than long form projects.

 

The first salvo was last years Arty Boy, a collaboration with Brisbane songstress Emma Louise that showcased a smooth change in direction, tipping it’s hat ever so slightly to Prince while still maintaining a classic Flight Facilities vibe.

 

Next cab off the rank was Stranded, an instant classic collaboration created with an international dream team consisting of Broods, Reggie Watts, Saro and instrumentation by Davide Rossi, Touch Sensitive and Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint. This was followed by the currently rotating Need You and now the brand new All Your Love featuring Dustin Tebbutt a track that somehow manages to fold everything great about Flight Facilities into 4 and a half minutes of glacially building brilliance.

 

Hitting some of Australia’s most iconic venues, the extensive All Your Love tour will give punters a chance to drink in these newest concoctions at shows in Sydney, Wollongong, Newcastle, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Melbourne.

 

Saturday, August 25th

Tickets: $63.36 + BF – here.

2018 FESTIVAL LINE UP ANNOUNCED

Posted on May 29, 2018

 

As the sun set on last year’s monumental Yours & Owls Festival, with an all-star line-up and largest sold-out crowd to date, fans and music-lovers nationwide have been waiting with anticipation to see if 2018 will deliver yet another weekend filled with bangin’ tunes and dance floor vibes.….and the good people behind Y & O’s have not disappointed!

Across Sept 29 & Sept 30, the coastal town of Wollongong will play host to some of the most exciting artists to explode on to their hometown stage. This year the festival organisers have thrown their support behind Aussie music with a homegrown-heavy line-up, so raise those owl heads, get those vocal chords ready and prepare for one mammoth weekend.

 

CHECK OUT THE FULL LINE-UP HERE

Saturday

Peking Duk

Jungle Giants · Ocean Alley Middle Kids · Cub Sport ·

Boy Toy · Clews · Dear Seattle · Fritz · Hellions · Luca Brasi · Maddy Jane · Mallrat · Mere Women · Mezko · Moaning Lisa · Polaris · Press Club · Psychedelic Porn Crumpets · Step-Panther · Tiny Little Houses · Touch Sensitive · Yahtzel (Live) · You Beauty

Good Lekker · Easy Life · Enfant Terrible · Homewrecker · Jack R Reilly · Reaper · Space Boys · The Tin Knees · Velvet Elevator · The Zilzies

 

Sunday

Angus & Julia Stone · Alison Wonderland

Methyl Ethel · Hockey Dad · D.D Dumbo

Alex the Astronaut · Alice Ivy · Big White · Destroyer · Didirri · E^st · Jack River · Jess Locke · Johnny Hunter · Liars · Listener · Nyxen · Obscura Hail · Pist Idiots · Rolling Blackouts Coast Fever · SCABZ · Stonefield · The Vanns · Tropical Fuck Storm · Tumbleweed

Babymachine · Basil’s Kite · Cry Club · Enter The Jaguar · Kid Pharoah · Obscura Hail · Psychic Sun · Scab Baby · Spit Chewy ·Sook

VIP tickets provide express entry lanes, and access to the VIP lounge with a perfect view of the main stage. The VIP area has private toilets, and access to the exclusive VIP Bar.

Camping tickets are for Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. The campsite is located right next to the beach at Wollongong Surf Leisure Resort which is a short 10-minute walk from the festival site. Camping is for tents only and parking is off site. See full terms and conditions Here

Yours & Owls Festival is an 18+ event.

 

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ISAAC BUTTERFIELD EXPANDS AUSTRALIAN TOUR TO CANBERRA – MOLO LIVE, AUGUST 18

Posted on May 28, 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

 

MOLO Live at Pop-Up at ANU Canberra

Saturday, August 18

Tickets: $31.16 + BF – here.

NORTHEAST PARTY HOUSE ARE COMING TO CANBERRA – PLAYING MOLO LIVE, JULY 20

Posted on May 28, 2018

High-energy party starters Northeast Party House have moved on from warehouse parties in Melbourne’s inner city to national festival closers. Northeast have built a loyal fan base around two self-produced, guitar-driven, dance-heavy LPs ‘Any Given Weekend’ & ‘Dare’, which have seen the band tour constantly in their home country as well as internationally, playing sold out headline shows and showcase events at The Great Escape (UK), CMJ (NY) and Culture Collide (LA).

 

Catch them at MOLO Live in the Pop-Up Village at ANU Canberra!

Friday, July 20

Tickets: $30.00 + BF – here.

END OF SESSION: STRAWBERRY BOOGIE FT. CLEWS – UOW UNIBAR, MAY 31

Posted on May 15, 2018

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.

 

Music
CLEWS
Bugs
SCABZ
Sun Sap
Cry Club

 

Live Creative Line-up
Harry Phillips
Natalie Hunt
Shaneale Bishop
Alice Glascott
Zoe Xirocostas
Aaron Johnson
ChelseyDagger
Surf Rider

 

For anyone who hasn’t attended a Boogie before, the main aim is ‘A celebration of local creative culture’, however you want to interpret that… Come and join the party and check out what we’re all about.


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.

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

 

 

Thursday, May 31

Tickets: $15.00 + BF – here.

MASSIVE END OF EXAM PARTY FT. CITY CALM DOWN + MANY MORE – UOW UNIBAR, JUNE 23

Posted on May 7, 2018

With their highly anticipated second album Echoes In Blue due for release on Friday 6 April via label I OH YOU, Melbourne four-piece City Calm Down today announce they’re set to undertake their biggest Australian shows to date in June 2018.

 

Presented by triple j, the Echoes In Blue Tour will see City Calm Down hit the road for nine massive shows – all before they venture across the seas to perform two special headline dates in New Zealand, their time in the country.

 

City Calm Down are one of the most dynamic bands currently making music in Australia. Ten years after forming, with a new album up their sleeve and over six million streams on Spotify, plus a decade of touring behind them – inc. multiple sold-out headline tours and major AU festivals (Laneway, Splendour In The Grass, Falls) – City Calm Down have forged a reputation as a fierce live act not to be missed.

 

April’s long-awaited release of Echoes In Blue follows the band’s acclaimed 2015 debut album, In A Restless House, and sees the band – Jack Bourke, Sam Mullaly, Lee Armstrong and Jeremy Sonnenberg – reuniting with In A Restless House producer Malcolm Besley. On the astonishing new record, their accomplished songwriting takes a unprecedented step forward: Echoes In Blue is the sound of a band staking their claim.

 

Before heading out across Australia and New Zealand this June, City Calm Down will also tour the UK and Europe in May 2018, including appearances at festivals The Great Escape and Gold Sounds.

City Calm Down will be joined by the amazing Woodes and IV League.

 

Saturday, June 23

Tickets: $30.00 + BF – here.

THE BENNIES ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR, JULY 1

Posted on May 7, 2018

All-round legends The Bennies will be taking their pumping new album Natural Born Chillers around the country next month, continuing their reign of taking 2018 as their own. The 11 date run will see the four-piece take to regional and metro hotspots across five states including VIC, NSW, QLD, SA and TAS.

 

The Bennies kicked off their year in fine form with the release of their new album ­— which came out on The Smith Street Band’s revered label Pool House Records — in February. The eight-track belter was quickly picked up as Album Of The Week by The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald and garnered a massive 9/10 rating from Melbourne street press, Beat Magazine.

 

Following the release, the band enjoyed slots at St. Kilda Festival, the inaugural Pool House Party as well as the tenth anniversary of The Hills Are Alive. These would be the last performances for departing bassist Craig Selak after nine years with the group, although The Bennies would assure party levels remained at an all time high with the recruitment of Nicholas Williams of Foxtrot on bass duties.

 

Fresh in the mix and their brand new album at the ready, The Bennies then took to Europe ad The UK. With 30 shows in 32 days The Bennies have been showcasing their blistering live act to huge crowds at festivals such as Uncle M Fest and Antattack in Germany and Austria’s SBÄM Festival as well as playing to hundreds at their first London headline show.

 

Upon their return The Bennies are geared to keep it all going during their home country tour and have locked in an unfathomably sweet selection of supports to do so.  Punk-rock duo The Gooch Palms are set to come along for the ride, who are known for their gloriously noisy and gritty fare and energetic live presence. Meanwhile rapidly up-and-coming indie punk-rockers from Adelaide, Young Offenders, will also join the festivities.

 

Sunday, July 1

Tickets: $25.00 + BF – here.

POLISH CLUB ANNOUNCE SHOWS AT UOW UNIBAR & ANU CANBERRA, PLAYING MAY 25 + 26

Posted on May 7, 2018

If time is money, that explains why Polish Club are a little strapped for the stuff on the ram-raiding lead track of Okie Dokie. The six fresh tunes blast forth barely ten months after the Sydney guitar-drums duo blew up the party punch with their spring-loaded ARIA nominated debut album, Alright Already.

 

Singer-guitarist Novak remembers the stand-and-deliver sentiment of Gimme Money, arising from a broader concept about making the entire EP about the imminent apocalypse, “you know, so maybe we should make as much music as we can before the world blows up.

 

“My mind just naturally took that into ‘God, how hard is it being in a band?’ Which it isn’t, really, but … there’s a lot of misconceptions about the rewards of being in a working rock band,” he says with a laugh, recalling the blood and madness of Polish Club’s 15-date sold-out album tour of the country in May/June, which left a helpless trail of quivering devotees in its wake. Polish Club have also been the scene-stealing support act to Courtney Barnett, Northeast Party House, Jamie T, The Preatures and Gang of Youths.

 

Okie Dokie is another utterly essential Polish Club recording that will slam you sideways against the nearest wall and refuse to apologise. Give ’em your money, and nobody needs to get hurt.

 

Uni Bar Show: Friday, May 25

Tickets: $20.00 + BF – here.

 

ANU Canberra Show: Saturday, May 26

Tickets: $15.00 + BF – here.