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Slowly Slowly set to keep up momentum with new single tour – playing UOW Unibar, October 25

Posted on August 26, 2019

After premiering on triple j’s Good Nights this week, Slowly Slowly are officially lifting the lid on their latest earworm, ‘Creature Of Habit Pt. 2’. It follows the romping success of their recent single ‘Jellyfish’, which launched into immediate high rotation support from triple j and a sold out single tour. Built on the soaring choruses and vivid lyricism that have defined the Melbourne favourites with every output, ‘Creature Of Habit Pt. 2’ continues Slowly Slowly’s reign as one of the most intriguing and endearing punk rock acts in the country.

The reveal of new music comes alongside the announcement of regional spring tourslated for October/November. Shortly after their appearance at Snow Tunes, the four-piece will hit regional spots on the east coast, as well as stopping by Land Of Plenty. Full dates and details below.Described by Slowly Slowly’s Ben Stewart as a cheeky exploration of emo sub-culture, ‘Creature Of Habit Pt. 2’ emerged post-St. Leonards when the singer-songwriter was questioning the mentality behind his creativity.

“I started analysing my own behaviour after releasing St. Leonards as I honestly wanted to change my mental processes towards being creative – I always thought I had to earn it by punishing myself mentally. Throughout this period I started to trust my instincts a little more and back my gut feelings,” he says.

“I’ve usually been someone who constantly looks outward for feedback, I assumed everyone else knew better. I guess this song is a bit of a gee-up for Slowly Slowly. I wrote it to signify us stepping into our own. The line ‘olly olly oxen free’ refers to when the game has been won/is over and it signifies to everyone to come out of hiding. This sums up where I am mentally at the moment, I’m so proud of this band, thankful for our fans and excited about the future.”

Indeed standing on top of their most prolific period to date (see an enviable live slot atGood Az Friday, offering support to Red Hot Chili Peppers and Amy Shark, and a packed appearance at Splendour In The Grass among other credits over the last few months), the release of ‘Creature Of Habit Pt. 2’ ensures Slowly Slowly’s momentum reigns high.

Tickets: $29.65 incl. bf – here

Aussie Favourite Neel Kolhatkar to bring comedy roadshow down to Wollongong – performing UOW Unibar, November 29

Posted on August 26, 2019

Australian Stand-Up Comedy Superstar, Actor and Writer Neel Kolhatkar hits the road around Australia in 2019 to showcase his highly acclaimed hour of comedy!

From performing his accents and impressions on stage and social media since he was only fifteen years old, Kolhatkar has now cultivated one of the largest comedy audiences in Australia and has received critical acclaim for his social commentary short films by the likes of Joe Rogan and Dave Rubin.

Captivating over 1.2m+ eager supporters, Neel has proven that since beginning stand up ten years ago, his career is only now just beginning.

Catch Neel while you can in these up close and personal shows, while tickets last – book now!

Tickets: $39.88 incl. bf – here

Local favourites Pist Idiots returning to wollongong with upcoming ‘Ticker’ EP – playing UOW Unibar, November 1

Posted on August 26, 2019

In celebration of our upcoming ‘Ticker’ EP and first ever physical release we’ll be doing a lap around the country playing our biggest rock shows to date.

The ‘Ticker’ tour will see us hit major cities as well as a handful of regional ZONES. Come to a show or else!

Tickets: $30.68 incl. bf – here

HORRORSHOW announce highly anticipated tour to round out 2019 – playing ANU Kambri Precinct, November 16

Posted on August 26, 2019

Horrorshow return to the stage with a huge tour announcement, including a date at ANU Kambri Precinct on November 16th. A duo revered for their live show, the Sydney duo have held off on playing any National headline shows in the past 12 months to bring you the fresh and vibrant new experience.

Celebrating the release of their 5th studio album NEW NORMAL (dropping this Spring) these shows will be a chance for Solo and A.Diddy to show off some of the new songs as well as classics from the entire catalogue.

This tour features the most hectic live production Horrorshow have ever created as they bring NEW NORMAL to the stage.  Don’t Sleep! Snap them tickets up! Stay tuned for some very exciting special guest announcements.

Tickets: $44.99 incl. bf – here

Alex Lahey brings ‘Best of Luck club’ regional tour to lucky Wollongong punters – playing UOW Unibar, November 7

Posted on August 19, 2019

Alex Lahey Announces The Best Of Luck Club – Happy Hour Regional Tour

Alex Lahey is taking The Best Of Luck Club on the road to Wollongong this November with the announce today of her The Best Of Luck Club Happy Hour Regional Tour. After a sell out Australian capital city tour, a UK & Europe run, and 25-date tour of the US, Lahey has returned home to visit some of her most loved regional centres.

Alex released her second album, The Best Of Luck Club, in May this in what was a worthy follow up to 2015’s ARIA award-nominated debut album ‘I Love You Like A Brother’.  Co produced by Alex and Catherine Marks (St Vincent, The Wombats, Wolf Alice), the result is a collection of 10 songs with irresistibly catchy hooks and Lahey’s distinctly candid lyricism. The songwriter and multi instrumentalist assured second album once again giving a voice to millennial ennui.

“This new record is one of transformation, and this new version of Alex Lahey f**king rules. ” – triple j

“Massively punchy and consistently magical – an easy contender for 2019’s Album Of The Year.” – Australian Guitar Mag

“Lahey’s breezy love songs are brightened by everyday descriptions of a life lived openly.” – Pitchfork

Tickets: $34.77 incl. bf – here

The Beasts set to make triumphant return to Wollongong – playing UOW Unibar, December 7

Posted on August 6, 2019

After an emotional final performance with the Beasts of Bourbon, Tex Perkins thought of getting the band’s members, past and present into a recording studio just to celebrate the band and see what resulted.

Sadly, bassist Brian Hooper died a week after the show. But weeks later former Beasts Charlie Owen, Boris Sujdovic, Tony Pola, Spencer Jones, Kim
Salmon and Tex Perkins assembled without a plan, save for the crazy M.O. employed back in 1983 when the Beasts first recorded The Axemans Jazz in that fateful 8 hour session. As back then, they went at it!

Songs weren’t so much learned as ideas thrown together and recorded the moment they coalesced. The result is a collection of pieces with names like ‘Pearls Before Swine’, ‘My Shit’s Fucked Up’, ‘Drunk On A Train’ and ‘On My Back’ in a raucous celebration of their own Beastliness.

Spencer was sadly only around long enough to make it onto one track. But what a track – witty observations from the hospital bed entitled ‘At The Hospital’.

This isn’t The Beasts of Bourbon. It would need to have Jonesy on every track to be that! But loudly and proudly this is: the Beasts Still Here

Tickets: $55.22 incl. bf – here

The Teskey Brothers bring their highly-anticipated sophomore LP to Wollongong – playing UOW unibar, November 2

Posted on August 6, 2019

To celebrate the release of their much anticipated second album ‘Run Home Slow’, Warrandyte’s finest The Teskey Brothers will bring their epic live show to stages across Australia and New Zealand this December and November, set to hit Wollongong on the 2nd of November.

With first singles ‘Hold Me’ and ‘Man Of The Universe’ already fan favourites, Run Home Slow more than delivers on the promise of The Teskey Brothers’ first record, Half Mile Harvest. The four friends have delivered another timeless set that expands on their trademark soul/blues sound with elements of southern rock, Americana, psychedelia, Dixieland jazz, gospel and a striking pop number in third single ‘So Caught Up’.

The band have pulled out all stops over the past six months, captivating fans around the world with sold out shows and festival slots across USA, Canada, UK and Europe. They are in undeniable form and ready to share the full 8-piece experience with their growing army of Australian fans on this launch tour.Special guest at all shows will be Melbourne singer-songwriter Harmony Byrne.

Tickets: $47.04 incl. bf – here

Homegrown favourite Bec Sandridge to round out upcoming National tour with massive Wollongong show – playing Uow Unibar, November 8

Posted on August 6, 2019

Adored for her commanding voice, angular guitar work and uncompromising bravery Bec Sandridge teases new music and announces her biggest headline tour to date. 

October will see Sandridge and band head out on a national Australian tour visiting Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Byron Bay, Brisbane and Hobart before rounding out the tour with a celebratory hometown show in Wollongong on the 8th of November. With the promise of new music imminent these shows will see Sandridge perform brand new material for the first time.

Sandridge’s musical career catapulted whilst living in Europe with the arresting single ‘In The Fog, In The Flame’ which landed national radio play and saw Sandridge score the triple j Unearthed spot to play Yours & Owls Festival. 

Continually pushing her artistry to another level, Sandridge has demonstrated a remarkable evolution from song to song, with tracks ‘You’re A Fucking Joke’, ‘High Tide’, ‘I’ll Never Want A BF’ and ‘ANIMAL’ receiving acclaim in her homeland Australia and abroad. Most recent single, ‘EYES WIDE’, produced by Oscar Dawson (Holy Holy) and Gab Strum (Japanese Wallpaper), landing rotation at triple j and Flux FM Berlin. 

Exploring anxiety in individualism, identity and gender with an artful yet tongue-in-cheek approach that has become uniquely her own, Sandridge has toured Australia and internationally through the UK and Europe. And has supported the likes of The Rubens, Highasakite, Mitski, the Naked and Famous, Passenger and Cub Sport as well as performing at Festival of the Sun, Big Pineapple, Groovin The Moo, The Hills Are Alive, Fairgrounds, VIVID, Brunswick Music Festival and BIGSOUND. 

Tickets: $25.56 incl. bf – here

Client Liaison turn consumer-facing with upcoming single tour ‘The Real Thing’ – playing UOW Unibar, October 24

Posted on August 1, 2019

Client Liaison break new ground and begin their new era with the electrifying single The Real Thing.

Funk riffs that won’t quit, smiling synths and a triumphant chorus make this the Melbourne duo’s most pop-skewed track to date.

“We always thought this will be the encore of our live show, with everyone clapping their hands in the air,” frontman Monte Morgan says of The Real Thing’s genesis.

“It was so positive. To have positivity and danceability in a song and not be cheesy is really difficult. That’s the trick. It’s more pop than we’ve ever been. I mean, we started in the underground, doing everything ourselves, but as you progress you want to hit a wider appeal.”

Morgan and bandmate Harvey Miller have spent the three years since the release of their debut album Diplomatic Immunity spreading the word of Client Liaison here and abroad.

The album reached No.15 at the ARIA chart and saw the pair take their acclaimed live show everywhere from The Falls to Groovin’ the Moo to Splendour in the Grass with special guest Tina Arena, as well as sold out headline shows.

Last August they ambitiously launched their own touring initiative – Expo Liaison – touring Australia in their own tent on a bill they curated that included Luke Million, Alice Ivy, No ZU, Total Giovanni and one John Farnham.

They also designed and launched their own fashion brand, Client Liaison Deluxe Line at Sydney Fashion Week with pop-up events across the country.

But right now, it’s all about the music.

Tickets: $39.88 incl. bf – here

Hands like houses to tour re-vamped track ‘through glass’ to Wollongong – playing UOW Unibar, October 16

Posted on July 29, 2019

Homegrown rock favourites Hands Like Houses have lifted the lid on a stunning new version of their track ‘Through Glass’ – taken from from their critically acclaimed 2018 album – Anon. – this time with rising Melbourne pop artist Samsaruh adding vocals. If the original of ‘Through Glass’ wasn’t enough of a modern rock earworm already, Samsaruh breathes new life into the track with her delicate vocals and pop flavour. 

Alongside the new music comes the announcement that Hands Like Houses will embark on a whopping 20-stop regional Australian tour through October and November. A year on from bagging the coveted triple j Feature Album packet and peaking at #4 on the ARIAs with – Anon., the band are hardly leaving a corner of the country unturned and will trek as far as Margaret River, Cairns and Hobart as part of the tour. Support will come in the form of Brisbane rock outfit Young Lions.

Hands Like Houses vocalist Trenton Woodley explains that since its very inception, ‘Through Glass’ felt like a two person narrative, and the band were keen to bring someone from outside of the “rock” sphere to take on the other side of the story.

“[We wanted] someone that would bring their own style and flavour to a song we were already immensely proud of,” he adds. “We were lucky enough to cross connections with Samsaruh, an incredible emerging artist in her own right, and she was an absolute gem to work with, bringing a new sense of urgency, passion and atmosphere that made ‘Through Glass’ feel like it was always meant to be this way.”