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Brisbane Melodic Hardcore legends Wildheart are dropping their latest and most searing cut from their brand new EP, We Are. The five-track release is out on Friday August 31 2018 AND in a twist of fate and perfect timing, the band have been added to the BIGSOUND lineup in Brisbane – Australia’s largest music conference and showcasing opportunity – alongside other heavy music crews Bad Juju, Gravemind, Bare Bones, The Beautiful Monument, Better Half, Arteries, Windwaker and more!

Pre-Orders for the We Are EP are live now at https://gyro-stream.lnk.to/weare and new single ‘Grief’ will be live for streaming and purchase this Friday August 17!

Wildheart have always been a band to push boundaries, and their latest EP “We Are” showcases their prowess to create vastly contrasting music, whist also enforcing a strong message that is rooted at the ‘heart’ of what they do. 

Last month, Wildheart dropped the namesake single from this forthcoming EP – and triple j staff rushed to review it on Unearthed – triple j Unearthed head honcho Dave Ruby Howe said “Cool, this cranks hard.” and Home and Hosed presenter Declan Byrne expressed “This must be for the wicked because there is no time to rest. Love those slower melodies playing off against the lightning everywhere else.” Both reviewers gave it 4 stars!  


The band have gained a dedicated and energetic fan base, and have supported bands such as Young LionsBare BonesHand of Mercy, A Night in Texas, DeadlightsCasey (UK), and Belle Haven.

Wildheart’s EP ‘We Are’ will be released on Friday August 31 and pre-orders are live now at https://gyro-stream.lnk.to/weare. New Single Grief will be live this Friday August 17. 

Sure, THE MAGNIFICENT DJ JAZZY JEFF is known for being a star in Fresh Prince of Bel Air, but he is also a hip-hop pioneer and icon who has won three Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, two NAACP Awards, two Soul Train Music Awards and an MTV Music Award. He has recorded with Fresh Prince star Will Smith and continues to turn out truly majestic albums including ‘The Return of the Magnificent.’ Jeff has also lent his hand to other notable acts including Kenny Lattimore, Tatyana Ali and soul goddess Jill Scott, also from Philadelphia, he is also a Grammy winner for his incredible full-length albums. As a DJ, JAZZY JEFF has to be one of the most accomplished in the world, with turntable skills honed to perfection over the decades.

Jeff’s success as a producer pre-empted his brilliant insight as founder and CEO of A Touch of Jazz Inc, which was a full-scale, musical production facility housing four complete digital and analogue rooms. The studio had a hand in numerous notable musical projects including the theme to The Fresh Prince of Bel Air television show, a song on The Simpsons compilation album and the theme to the UPN Network’s Between Brothers. Nowadays JAZZY JEFF continues to represent with his solo projects, collaborations, mixtapes and live shows. His love of music shines through in everything he does, in his time picking up awards such as a DMC Championship and multiple GRAMMY and American Music Awards and a number of nominations, yet to this day he states he does what he does simply for the love of the game.

 

Now JAZZY JEFF is headed back to Australia for the first time since 2014. Special Guest on all shows is Australian Red Bull Champion – BEAST MODE

JAZZY JEFF Australian Tour Dates:

Thursday 8th November MELBOURNE The Prince Bandroom

Friday 9th November SYDNEY Max Watts

Saturday 10th November BRISBANE The Valley Drive In

 

Tickets On Sale:

Tickets on-sale Friday 17 August, 9am from

Via: https://www.itsdeltabravo.com.au/

 

Caroline Australia is proud to announce the release of Joe Strummer 001,’ the first compilation to span Joe Strummer’s career outside of his recordings with The Clash. ‘Joe Strummer 001’ features 32 tracksand includes favourites from his recordings with the 101ersThe Mescaleros, his solo albums, soundtrack work plus 12 previously unreleased songs.

Joe Strummer 001‘ will be released on 28th September on the following formats:

  • Limited edition Deluxe Box set: Quadruple heavyweight Vinyl, 7” vinyl single, cassette, 64 page hard backed A4 Note Book, enamel badge, art print, screen print, lyrics, sticker sheet and includes 3 more unreleased tracks (IGN53BOX).
  • Limited edition Deluxe Double CD in 64 page hard backed A4 Note Book with writings, lyrics, photos and sketches taken from Joe’s extensive personal archive (IGNCD53X).
  • Double CD in slipcase (IGNCD53).
  • Quadruple heavyweight Vinyl in slipcase (IGNLP53X).
  • Digital download.

London Is Burning’ – an alternative/early version of ‘Burnin’ Street’ from Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros final album ‘Streetcore’ – is available now.

All the formats include tracks that have never appeared anywhere before as well as new remasters. Exclusive to all formats is an album of unreleased material including an early demo of ‘This Is England‘ entitled ‘Czechoslovak Song/Where Is England,’ a solo demo of ‘Letsagetabitarockin’ recorded in Elgin Avenue in 1975, outtakes from ‘Sid & Nancy’ featuring Mick Jones and unreleased songs ‘Rose Of Erin’, the biographical and mythical recording ‘The Cool Impossible’ and ‘London Is Burning’ one of the last songs Joe recorded.

Punk pioneer, singer, songwriter, recording artist, activist, musical and political inspiration for a generation and mighty diamond Joe Strummer was the most charismatic and passionate front man to emerge from the punk explosion of the late seventies.

After Joe’s untimely death in December 2002 it was discovered that he had been quite an archivist of his own work, having barns full of writings and tapes stored in his back garden. There are now over 20,000 items in the Joe Strummer Archive.

The archiving of this material and compiling of ‘Joe Strummer 001’ was overseen by Joe’s widowLucinda Tait and compilation producer Robert Gordon McHarg III.

All tracks were restored and mastered by Grammy Award winner Peter J. Moore at the E. Room in Toronto Canada. On going through cassettes and recording tapes it was discovered that Joe was rather frugal and keen on hiding tracks. On cassettes he would leave 20 minutes between songs. On the 1” 8 track recordings it was discovered there were hidden tracks superimposed onto each other. For example tracks 1-4 were taken by one song and tracks 5-8 by two other songs which were thought when played back to be caused by tape denigration until the tapes went to Peter J Moore who was able to separate one song from another.

The box set has the same content as the CD set and is pressed on audiophile quality 180g vinyl. The box set’s accompanying hard backed book also included in the Deluxe CD features rarely seen and previously unpublished memorabilia from Joe’s personal collection as well as historical press reviews and technical notes about the albums. The slipcase cover of all formats is taken from Joe’s 1990 Californian driving license.

Art directed and designed by Robert Gordon McHarg III who previously worked on the Clash ‘Sound System’ box set with Paul Simonon, the John Cooper Clarke compilation ‘Anthologia’ and curated the Black Market Clash Exhibition. Gordon says, “The idea behind the 64 page A4 notebook is that it’s done as if Joe had designed it himself, telling his story, an insight into his workings including hand written lyrics with personal notes and scribbles.

 

 

LIVING COLOUR return to Australia to perform highlights from their debut album ‘Vivid’ in plus they will be armed with all their other classic tunes.

The ground-breaking American rock band from New York City, formed in 1984. Led by guitarist Vernon Reid, the bands lineup solidified in the mid-80’s w/ Corey Glover (vocals), Will Calhoun (drums) and Muzz Skillings (bass). Stylistically, the band’s music is a creative fusion influenced by free jazz, funk, hard rock, Hendrix tinged classic rock and heavy metal. Skillings left the band in the summer of 1992, replaced by session veteran and Sugarhill Records bass player Doug Wimbish.

The band’s debut album, ‘Vivid’ was released in 1988 on Epic Records. The album reached #6 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and was later certified double platinum by the RIAA. It featured Cult of Personality, a #13 hit on the Billboard 200 Singles chart. Cult of Personality went on to earn the band their first Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance. With Cult of Personality‘s thunderous opening riff, followed by a crushing onslaught of drums and bass behind a volcanic Corey Glovervocal, LIVING COLOUR’s breakthrough song kicked in the airwaves during the of 1988 with a fresh, aggressive sound.

In 1990 the band’s second full-length album, ‘Time’s Up,’ was released and reached #13 on the Billboard 200 while certifying gold. It won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Album. The 6-song EP, ‘Biscuits’ was released in 1991. ‘Stain,’ their third LP, was released in 1993. Reaching #26 on the Billboard 200, the album had a much heavier and aggressive sound and receiving a Grammy nomination for Leave It Alone.

After a split in 1995, LIVING COLOUR returned in December 2000 and began recording ‘Collideøscope’ which was released in 2003. ‘The Chair in the Doorway’ followed in 2009. The root of LIVING COLOUR’s next album, came from a performance of Robert Johnson’s Preachin’ Blues at the 100th Anniversary Birthday celebration at the legendary Apollo in New York City called‘Shade’ is the sound of a band coming to terms with its shadows and light,” says founder Vernon Reid.

Critically acclaimed as ‘’one of the best live bands on the planet’’ LIVING COLOUR are sure as hell going to be on top of their game – delighting the casual concert goers to the seasoned veteran musicians is one thing LIVING COLOUR know how to do

 

LIVING COLOUR Australian Tour Dates:

Saturday 15th – Perth – Astor Theatre
Monday 17th – Adelaide – The Gov
Wednesday 19th – Melbourne – 170 Russell
Thursday 20th – Brisbane – Triffid
Friday 21st – Byron Bay – The Northern
Saturday 22nd – Sydney – Metro Theatre

 

Tickets:

Pre-Sale – Wednesday 15th, 9am (Local time) – Friday 17th August, 9am (Local time)

On Sale – Friday 17th August, 9am (Local time)
Via: https://metropolistouring.com/living-colour-2018/

Australia’s biggest celebration of First Nations music, The National Indigenous Music Awards celebrated a massive year in Australian music tonight under the stars at Darwin’s iconic Amphitheatre with Gurrumul and Baker Boy walking away as the night’s big winners.

Gurrumul was honoured as Artist of the Year while his posthumous masterpiece ‘Djarimirri (Child of The Rainbow)’ picked up Album of the Year and its title track was crowned Song of the Year, completing the trifecta of the night’s key awards.

Flying the flag for the new guard, Darwin’s Baker Boy was the night’s other big winner, taking home Video of the Year for his mainstream crossover hit ‘Marryuna’ and Best New Talentpresented by SpotifyBaker Boy closed the night with massive guest appearance from Yirrimal (who earlier impressed along with his band previewing his upcoming single), bringing the crowd to their feet in a celebration of the future of Indigenous music.
The night also featured performances from triple j Unearthed winner Alice SkyeKasey Chambers and Alan PigramBusby Marou, Stiff Gins and a rousing show from Hall of Fame inductee Roger Knox. Following tonight’s ceremony, the Australian Music Vault in Melbourne will be creating a special display acknowledging Roger Knox as the Hall of Famerecipient that will include awards, artwork, rare photographs and performance footage, posters and precious mementoes from Roger’s own personal collection that reflect his journey as a musician and community advocate.
The late T. E. Lewis was also acknowledged with a heartfelt presentation from Skinnyfish Music’s Michael Hohnen, honouring his important contribution to the Australian music community.

The crowd were also on their feet for an amazing a performance by the Kenbi Dancers who shared the NT Traditional Music Award with Buku-waṯthunawuy Nininyᶇu RomTheCentral Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir proved to the crowd why they are being talked about around the country and were honoured with the night’s Special Achievement Award.

Community clip of the year was awarded to B-Town Warriors from Bourke, NSW.

2018 has seen one of the strongest years yet for Indigenous music with number 1 albums, national tours, TV (and Eurovision!) appearances, Hottest 100 placements and acts playing festivals across the country. The NIMAs was not only a great concert and celebration of success, but also carried forward the air of community between artists and the public with a real feeling that First Nations music is no longer a genre, it’s a creative force in the global music industry that will continue to grow in the year ahead through to 2019’s National Indigenous Awards.
THE NATIONAL INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARDS
WINNERS 2018
ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
Gurrumul

ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
Gurrumul – Djarimirri (Child of The Rainbow)

SONG OF THE YEAR:
Gurrumul – Djarimirri (Child of The Rainbow)

HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE:
Roger Knox

BEST NEW TALENT:
(Presented by Spotify)
Baker Boy

FILM CLIP OF THE YEAR:
Baker Boy – Marryuna

COMMUNITY CLIP OF THE YEAR:
B-Town Warriors – Thundercloud: Bourke

NT TRADITIONAL MUSIC AWARD:
(Two winners)
Buku-waṯthunawuy Nininyᶇu Rom –  Ancient Languages New Sounds
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Kenbi Dancers

The NIMAs and Music NT would like to congratulate all winners and finalists and pledge to continue to work throughout the year to further the profile and respect for First Nations music in all corners of the country.

LISTEN TO THE PERFORMERS AND FINALISTS NOW ON THE OFFICIAL NATIONALINDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARDS 2018 SPOTIFY PLAYLIST:

 

New Brunswick, NJ 3-piece Milkmen has signed with Know Hope Records.

Formed in 2014 while attending Rutgers University, the band immediately hit the ground running as part of the thriving underground scene in New Jersey. Drawing on a wide range of influences, from RX Bandits to Weatherbox to The Sidekicks, the band quickly amassed a loyal following in Northern New Jersey, which quickly spread throughout the state, as well as New York, Philadelphia and throughout the Northeast part of the country. Milkmen started actively touring in 2015 and haven’t slowed down since, touring up and down the East Coast numerous times.

After releasing a few singles, Milkmen self-released their debut self-titled album, recorded at The Kaleidoscope in Lancaster, PA with producer Kory Gable, on December 25, 2015.

Know Hope Records will be reissuing a remixed/remastered version of Milkmen’s self-titled debut album on September 14, 2018, as well as brand new record from the band in 2019.

Pre-orders are available here: http://knowhoperecords.limitedrun.com/categories/milkmen.

Milkmen begin their summer tour with Champagne Colored Cars and Sleepy Limbs on August 15th in Lancaster, PA at The Kaleidoscope.

NEGFEST is Art As Catharsis’ annual showcase of heavy, experimental music.

This year the festival is travelling to Brisbane for the first time, alongside Sydney and Melbourne.

Appearing at each show are Art As Catharsis artists Omahara (TAS), Convulsing (NSW) and Bolt Gun (WA).

NEGFEST 2018: Melbourne
22 September at The Reverence HotelDivide And Dissolve
Convulsing
Omahara
Merchant
Bolt Gun
Diploid
TRESPASSER
UboaNEGFEST 2018: Sydney
28 September at the Bald Faced Stag

Omahara
Convulsing
NORSE
Bolt Gun
Golgothan Remains

NEGFEST 2018: Brisbane
29 September at Crowbar

Omahara
Hope Drone
Bolt Gun
Convulsing
Sum Of Us
Siberian Hell Sounds
Sam Haven

 

 

 

 

After selling out their first ever trip to Australia in 2016, James are preparing for a triumphant return in 2018, this time sporting a brand-new album ‘Living in Extraordinary Times” as well as all their swag of British classics.

James’ 1993 hit ‘Laid’ became the soundtrack to early 90s alternative radio before finding a second life through its use in teen hit American Pie films. James had already had a decade of hits by the time Laidarrived, having risen from Manchester’s legendary Factory Records scene into one of the biggest UK bands in the world by the dawn of the 90s. With alternative hits in Australia including Laid, Sit Down, Sound, Getting Away With It (All Messed Up), She’s a Star and Just Like Fred Astaire, and selling over 25 million records worldwide, the band were triple j staples for over fifteen years, yet took nearly three decades to hit Australian shores.

With sell out shows, great reviews and mad fans, some travelling across Australia to ensure they didn’t miss a single show, a return visit was inevitable.

“We had such a great time in Australia we couldn’t believe it took us so long to get there,” said Tim Booth. “The vibe in every room was just electric and every night was different to the last. We can’t wait to get back there and do it all again, this time with our ‘Living in Extraordinary Times’ record.”

The album seems to touch upon contemporary fissures in society, with Tim Booth commenting: “We knew something was up when Leicester city won the league then Brexit, then Trump. It is as if we’d slipped into an alternate reality, a Philip K Dick reality. We are living in extraordinary times.”

The tour will visit Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth as well as taking James to Adelaide for the very first time.

TICKETS ON SALE 10:00 AM, FRIDAY 22 JUNE 
Via MJRPresents.com

 

JAMES AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2018

Wednesday 14 November – 170 Russell – Melbourne, VIC
Friday 16 November – The Metro – Sydney, NSW
Saturday 17 November – The Tivoli – Brisbane, QLD
Monday 19 November – The Gov – Adelaide, SA*
Tuesday 20 November – Astor Theatre – Perth, WA

*James’ first live performance in Adelaide