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Maddy Jane announces tour for fresh single ‘Something Old Something New’, culminating with ‘Prom in the gong’ party – playing Uow unibar, December 5

Posted on September 9, 2019

Maddy Jane is celebrating the release of her first single for the year ‘Something Old And Something New’ with a series of club parties across Australia this November-December.

“We are having a few little parties to end the year and to celebrate new music and the future! These are my only shows for the year and should be a whole heap of being not so serious,” says Maddy.

The tour kicks off at Yah Yah’s in Melbourne on November 8 before a sold out show supporting Spiderbait, then heads to Vic On The Park in Sydney for a rare free entry show and culminates in a very special ‘Prom in the Gong’ party in Maddy’s adopted hometown of Wollongong on December 5.

New single ‘Something Old And Something New’ premiered on triple j last week and is about meeting someone when you’re not looking for a relationship. Maddy says; “I think there’s an outdated assumption that women always want a relationship and this song’s basically like, we can not want it just as much as the boys.”

From the small town of Bruny Island, Tasmania; Maddy Jane has supported international heavy weightsHarry Styles and Red Hot Chilli Peppers, played the likes of Falls Festival and released her break out EP ‘Not Human At All’ with three songs receiving triple j support.

Tickets: $17.89 incl. bf – here

DRAPHT returns to the stage with massive headline tour for latest single ‘Summer they Say’ – playing ANU Kambri Precinct, November 23

Posted on September 9, 2019

Hip Hop royalty Drapht returns with latest single ‘Summer They Say’, signs with ADA/Warner and announces a massive headline Australian tour!
With a whirlwind 10 years, we’ve seen Drapht go from releasing his number one – platinum selling – ARIA award winning album ‘The Life of Riley’; to taking some time out to reignite his passion for music by becoming a restauranteur in Perth; only to return five years later with yet another ARIA award receiving record ‘Seven Mirrors’.

Drapht’s latest offering ‘Summer They Say’ is yet another example of how the man will constantly push himself and his boundaries to progress as a song writer, while forever staying true to his classic upbeat signature sound, witty well thought-out lyrics and effortless fluid like flow that his legion of fans know him all too well for. With co-production from Melbourne’s own rising star Hamely and featuring a group effort from his All Star Perth band mates Indoor Fins & Morgan Bain on chorus duties, this tune is yet another example of why Drapht continues to be at the forefront of the ever-evolving genre.

“I’ve been so inspired by a bunch young-bloods in the scene over the last year, that it has really pushed me to up my game. But It feels great to be back with new material that I’m really excited about, a new home for my music and a bunch of parties around the country scheduled in to celebrate”

Tickets: $34.90 incl. bf – here

final amazing lineup additions round out this years Yours and Owls festival – Stuart Park Wollongong, October 5 & 6

Posted on August 26, 2019

As the days get longer and the nights shorter, the countdown is on until your favourite springtime festival hits the shores of Wollongong across October 5 & 6 for another year of sun, tunes and booze!
 
Just when you thought the festival couldn’t get any better, the brains behind Yours & Owls Festival today announce the return of everyone’s favourite heaving rave cave, Das Schmelthaus, plus have added a bunch of local creative artist collectives for you to get your #culture fix.

DAS SCHMELTHAUS 
*Listed in Alphabetical Order
ASTROPHYSICAL MASER · BERTIE · BRIA · CARAVAN · CHIARA KICKDRUM ·
DONALD’S HOUSE · 
GRAN TROCADERO · FRANCIS XAVIER & HOROWITZ · KALI · MERPH · MIKE WHO · SVETA · THE GHAN · TUNNEL VISION

You will experience well above standard atmospheric temperature and pressure, brought by a fiery lineup of DJs hand-picked by our one and only thirsty union boss. The Y & O crew have curated the ultimate rave cave line-up, borrowing some of Australia’s best DJs from clubs around the country to create the Das Schmelthaus. Prepare yourselves for a non-stop party like nothing you’ve ever experienced!

THE LOCAL
*Listed in Alphabetical Order
CITRUS SESSIONS · CORTEX JOURNAL · ENOUGH SAID SLAM POETRY · HIDDEN HARVEST · JACUZZI STU · LOVELY FILM LAB · LOVERS & FLEURS · OCEAN SPACE COLLECTIVE · OVUHM · PRIDE TIDE · PULP ZINE · STRAWBERRY VISONS · TEEL STUDIOS · THE GOOD TIMES GATHERING · PULP ZINE · QUEER SPACE

The Local is set to become a mecca for some of the gongs’ most talented and creative artist collectives. From music and poetry slams, to photography, book nooks and workshops (and more), there won’t be a shortage of things to hear, see and do at The Local. Those looking to take a break from the party scene will be able to head to The Local to kick back and fully immerse themselves into the Yours & Owls Festival experience.
 
Working up a sweat and want to sink into some tasty treats to tantalise those taste buds, well look no further as Yours & Owls Festival will be serving it up all festival long! With cuisine from all corners of the globe featuring Greek, Spanish, Balinese and Mexican to burgers. Local foodie favs Samaras, Da Orlando, Bali Spice Magic, 2 Smoking Barrels will join outta town festy favs, Pilgrims, Inbocca, Fanny’s Fab Fare, Dumpling Time and Avocado Hut. There is something for every shape, size and dietary requirement.

Tickets for Yours & Owls Festival are close to selling out, so you better get in quick! Gather your crew and hit the road for one unforgettable weekend! 

Tickets: available here

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