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THE PAPER KITES ARE HEADING TO CANBERRA – PLAYING MOLO LIVE @ ANU, FEBRUARY 28

Posted on November 5, 2018

Melbourne indie folk outfit The Paper Kites have had a mammoth 2018 so far; with their song Bloom officially certified Gold in the US, Canada, Italy, Netherlands, NZ and Australia, and the release of two gorgeous LPs, On The Train Ride Home and On The Corner Where You Live, to widespread critical acclaim. To celebrate all things The Paper Kites, they have announced the Where You Live tour – a massive run of Australian shows for early 2019, kicking off on February 28 at Molo Live in Canberra, before moving through Newcastle, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Dunsborough, Miami, Brisbane, and wrapping up with a performance at Melbourne’s iconic Forum Theatre on March 23.

 

After announcing an enormous US/EU tour earlier this year, which will see the group playing shows from San Diego to Seattle, from Vancouver to New York and everywhere in between during November/December 2018, The Paper Kites are thrilled to announce some shows back on home soil, as bassist Sam Rasmussen enthuses, “It has been WAY too long since we have had the opportunity to tour our home country. We are looking forward to visiting some of our favourite cities. We have been rehearsing for the upcoming tours and the way that the new album is translating live is getting us really excited!”

 

The Paper Kites (which also includes frontman Sam Bentley, vocalist Christina Lacy, guitarist Dave Powys, and drummer Josh Bentley) have earned a loyal, organic fan base all across the world. With monumental streaming numbers, 200 shows across the world in just under 3 years and recent Gold accreditation around the world, including the US with nearly 700,000 copies of their track Bloom being sold in the States alone, The Paper Kites are Australia’s quiet achievers, and their world class songwriting prowess shines on On The Corner Where You Live. Thrilled to bring On The Corner Where You Live to life on the upcoming Australian tour, Christina says, “After spending so much time touring and recording overseas over the past few years we are so happy to finally bring these new songs home to Australia. We can’t wait to head back to some of our favourite cities around the country and share this new album with our home crowd!”

 

On The Corner Where You Live is co-produced with Grammy-winner Peter Katis (Interpol, The National) at his studio in Connecticut – a 120-year old Victorian era home that the band lived and recorded in for 5 weeks. Lead vocalist Sam spoke of the moment the album’s concept clicked together, saying “It’s a collection of stories about these characters all living in an apartment building; I wanted to capture moments, feelings, it’s about people and their stories.” This album is one best listened to from start to finish, as each story seeps into the next; meditative yet complex, On The Corner Where You Live will not disappoint The Paper Kites’ loyal fanbase, and will enamour new and existing audiences alike. Immersed in an aural diet of blues and jazz, the band collaborated with Los Angeles film-noir artist Gina Higgins on the album’s artwork, who also painted the cover for On The Train Ride Home and worked closely with the band on the concept.

 

Thursday, February 28

Tickets: $35 + BF – here.

DEEP SEA ARCADE ANNOUNCE NATIONAL TOUR – PLAYING MOLO LIVE @ ANU, JANUARY 17

Posted on October 29, 2018

Deep Sea Arcade today reveal tour dates and their new album, Blacklight, which is out through Long Player Records/Universal Music Australia. ‘Close To Me’, featuring Matt Johnson from Jeff Buckley’s band on drums, is also available to view.

 

Some of the songs on Blacklight have been a few years in the making, but others emerged through the band pairing up with Eric J, a producer better known for his ARIA-winning work with electronica artists such as Flume and Chet Faker, set the direction for the “new” DSA, a band now keener on rhythm and groove. This album is “a fusion of soul, electronic and disco” says singer and lyricist Nic McKenzie.

 

The band is built around McKenzie and Nick Weaver. While the album may have been written about a relationship that was addictive but ultimately toxic for McKenzie, it also sums up not just the fresh territory explored on the record, but the lifelong friendship at the core of the band.

 

Over the years, as the friendship continued, the band took to fostering emerging local talent in Sydney, with McKenzie opening his own studio and launching a club night circuit up the east coast of Australia.

 

To coincide with the release, DSA will tour nationally over the months of January and February 2019.

 

Thursday, January 17

Tickets: $25 + BF – here.

THE CHATS AND PIST IDIOTS JUMP IN THE VAN FOR THE ENDLESS BUMMER TOUR – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR,

Posted on October 29, 2018

Perhaps the greatest pairing since The Sausage Roll and Tomato Sauce, the ENDLESS BUMMER tour will see two of Australia’s sickest pub-punk bands join forces for the sickest tour this summer.
Including a ton of All Ages shows, the tour will hit nearly every town you’ve ever bloody heard of along the East Coast and WA!

 

The Chats are nursing serious hangovers, having just wrapped up an Australian tour with Queens of the Stoneage, and their very first SOLD OUT headline tour across the UK and Europe. The boys will be playing a shit load of new songs about Pubs, Parmas, STD’s and being unreal.

 

The Pisties have been just as busy — Fresh off the back of a sold out nationwide headline tour these boys have lapped the country several times since the ticking of the new year. Having toured non stop with friends West Thebarton, Skegss and everyone’s favourite drunken uncles, Cosmic Psychos, the Idiots are now cracking down in the studio before rolling in hot with new tracks and smash hits for one hell of a show.

 

The bands have handpicked a bunch of unreal supports for each town, and with limited capacities at most venues, these shows are going to be FUCKING WILD!

 

Thursday, January 10

Tickets: $15 + BF – here.

BEN WATERS ANNOUNCES WOLLONGONG SHOW W/ SPECIAL GUEST DEREK NASH – PLAYING UOW UNIBAR, MARCH 1

Posted on October 29, 2018

Nominated by Jools Holland as one of his 10 favourite piano players of all time and named Europe’s #1 Boogie Woogie pianist in the 2016 Boisedale Awards, Ben Waters’ performances have been described by the London Times as being “like a bouncing castle for grown-ups”.

 

Ben has played in more than 25 countries around the world and in iconic venues including London’s Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall & Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club; the Sydney Opera House and New York’s Iridium Theatre. Truly international and one of the busiest musicians around, Ben regularly tours Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, the Caribbean and the US.

 

Played with ‘flair & bravado’ (Birmingham Post) Ben’s repertoire is an eclectic mix of American music from the early blues through ragtime, jazz, boogie woogie, stride, R&B and the R&R of the 50’s & 60’s. Along the way he has played with all-time greats including Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, PJ Harvey, Jools Holland, Leo Sayer, Ray Davies and collaborated extensively with the Rolling Stones on recordings & live performances.

 

Renowned for energetic, vibrant, passionate & charismatic performances on soprano, alto, tenor & baritone sax, Derek Nash has been a featured member of the Jools Holland Orchestra since 2004. Regarded as “at the forefront of the British jazz movement”, Derek has been described a “one of the most versatile saxophonists in the UK today” (The Guardian). He has led Sax Appeal for over 30 years, fronts the funk/fusion band “Protect the Beat” and “Acoustic Quartet” and is a member of the Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion. With the Jools Holland Orchestra he recently featured alongside Jose Feliciano at the Royal Albert Hall. He has appeared live & on TV with such greats as Eric Clapton, Amy Winehouse, Paul McCartney, Solomon Burke, Annie Lennox & Tom Jones.

 

Friday, March 1

Tickets: $25 + BF – here.

THE USED ANNOUNCE CANBERRA DATE – PLAYING MOLO LIVE, DECEMBER 11

Posted on October 22, 2018

Over the last 15 years The Used have released a collection of albums that have shaped the space of the alternative rock scene. High energy live shows, gut wrenching relatable lyrics, and melodies that blended pop sensibility and hard rock creating the perfect combination to make an everlasting impression on fans globally.

 

Tuesday, December 11

Tickets: $57.20 + BF – here.

RHYE ANNOUNCE NATIONAL TOUR – PLAYING CANBERRA, MARCH 3

Posted on October 22, 2018

Gifted songwriting, breathtaking vocals and deft instrumental arrangements – Rhye debuts in Canberra in March 2019.

A mosaic of stirring piano, physical percussion, buzzing analog synths, and expansive vocals, Rhye finds humanity in musicality. Shrouded in mystery, the group first surfaced setting the Internet abuzz with ambiguous imagery, sophisticatedly sensual music videos, and that distinctive falsetto.

Originally a duo conceived in the studio, RHYE has transformed into a collective led by vocalist and producer Milosh and elevated by a cast of accomplished multi-instrumentalists, creating an intoxicating blend of R&B influenced, deeply emotive music.

 

Sunday, March 3

Tickets: $55 + BF – here.

IN HEARTS WAKE ANNOUNCE FAN-CURATED TOUR – COMING TO WOLLONGONG & CANBERRA, JANUARY 16 & 17

Posted on October 22, 2018

In Hearts Wake are returning home to hit the stages on Australian soil in January 2019… but with a twist. The Summer Setlist Tour invites In Hearts Wake fans to vote for the songs they want the band to perform live. Those that vote for their favourite In Hearts Wake tunes will go in the running to win the ultimate In Hearts Wake prize pack.

Vote for your favourite tracks here.

Slated around their upcoming appearance at UNIFY Gathering, the Summer Setlist Tour will hit regional stops in Victoria, ACT and New South Wales, with Alpha Wolf and Drown This City joining the band on the road this coming summer.

Frontman Jake Taylor says: “These will be our only NSW, ACT & VIC shows for 2019, To our amazing fans who have helped us clean up waterways from Seattle to Sydney, we’d like to give you the opportunity to create the ultimate IHW Summer Setlist. Come jam with us for a memorable Summer!”

In Hearts Wake have just completed their ‘Ark’ World Tour, which saw the band play an impressive 166 shows throughout Europe, Australasia, Asia and North America, including a stint on the final US Vans Warped Tour.

Released in May 2017, In Hearts Wake’s triumphant fourth record Ark debuted at #3 on the ARIA Album Chart – their third ARIA Top 5 album.

Since its release, Ark has been praised around the world for bringing awareness to one of the world’s great impending issues and taking action with a series of waterway clean ups all across the globe via the We Are Waterborne initiative.

Canberra: Wednesday, January 16

Tickets: $30 + BF – here.

Wollongong: Thursday, January 17

Tickets: $30 + BF – here.

JIM MOGINIE & THE FAMILY DOG – PLAYING MOLO LIVE @ ANU, NOVEMBER 29

Posted on October 22, 2018

Back in 2006 Jim Moginie (Midnight Oil) founded The Family Dog to promote his first solo album ‘Alas Folkloric’. They went on to perform and tour together. In November and December 2018, The Family Dog is hitting the road after a long hiatus and

showcasing songs and tunes from the new album ‘Bark Overtures’ , recorded live at Oceanic Studios. It will be released on November 5 by Sony Music Australia on CD and vinyl and Orchard digitally in worldwide.

The Family Dog is guitarist Kent Steedman and drummer Paul Loughhead from Northern Beaches legends and punk rockers The Celibate Rifles, plus multi-instrumentalist Tim Kevin from La Huva, Exiles and Youth Group. Live, this line-up is all about

dynamics, travelling from a whisper to a scream, from a blitzkrieg, to trippy psychedelia, with the odd Oil’s classic thrown in for good measure.

Fresh from Midnight Oil’s reunion and massively successful Grand Circle World Tour, Moginie is back and has picked up some of his own projects, in which he invested so much of his time and talents in the intervening years between

Midnight Oil’s break up in late 2002 and the bands reformation last year.

 

Thursday, November 29

Tickets: $27.50 + BF – here.

CLIENT LIAISON ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR – PLAYING WOLLONGONG & CANBERRA, NOVEMBER 29 & 30

Posted on October 22, 2018

Given their shared appreciation for story telling and dignified belief in the Australian identity, Harvey Miller and Monte Morgan naturally found themselves writing music together. From the studio to the top end of town, Client Liaison’s sound plays out like a long lunch followed by a round of cocktails. Describing their sonic palate as ‘dance electric’, ‘new jack swing’ and ‘pop ballad’, this multisensory experience will feed any listeners’ appetite. International in flavour, cosmopolitan in style – this is Client Liaison.

 

Wollongong: Thursday, November 29

Tickets: $35 + BF – here.

 

Canberra: Saturday, November 30

Tickets: $35 + BF – here.

GATHER IN THE GARDEN AT THE UOW GARDENS – JANUARY 25, 2019

Posted on October 22, 2018

FRNDS. Yours & Owls + UNKNOWN RECORDS present.

‘Gather In The Garden’ (Australia Day Eve) UOW Gardens January 25th 2019 7pm until late.
Get lost in our garden gathering, immerse yourself in music, art and design.

Announcing Gather In The Gardens 2019 featuring

Sonny Fodera

Danny Howard

KLP

Pantheon

Unknown Associates Vs Motorik Vibe Council

Peekay

CODA

Our House Collective

Noice

Amy Hudson

Plus live art installations & displays throughout, food stalls, crazy stage designs, Gather In The Garden is also dressed up in theme and we want you to be too! This year’s theme is ‘A Steampunk Rave Revolution’ we encourage everyone to come dance and get in theme.

 

Friday, January 25

Tickets: $25 + BF – here.