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Peter Hook & The Light

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Due to overwhelming demand a 2nd Show has now been added Thursday 12th October

Last chance to get tickets to the most total appreciation of the JOY DIVISION & NEW ORDER catalogue as PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT perform in full the Substance albums by JOY DIVISION & NEW ORDER

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Metropolis Touring Presents An Evening with Peter Hook & The Light performing the legendary Factory Record’s albums ‘Substance’ by Joy Division & New Order. Both albums will be performed sequentially and in their entirety this October in Australia and New Zealand.

Released in 1987, New Order’s ‘Substance’ was originally conceived as a way for Factory Records boss, Tony Wilson, to play the New Order singles on the CD player of his new Jaguar car. Substance became Factory Records’ 200th release and remains the best-selling New Order album.

Running from “Ceremony” in 1981 up to “True Faith” in 1987 the set takes in the high points of New Order’s catalogue, including “Blue Monday”, “Bizarre Love Triangle”, “Temptation”, “True Faith”, “The Perfect Kiss” to name a few

Released in 1988, Joy Division’s  ‘Substance’ features all the singles that didn’t appear on the Joy Division albums Unknown Pleasures and Closer, such as “Love Will Tear Us Apart”, “Transmission”,  and “Atmosphere”. Plus their b-sides,  tracks from their EP ‘An Ideal For Living’ and a Factory Records sampler.

Factory Records’ 250th release, it begins with ‘’Warsaw’’ and takes in the development of the band through “Digital” and ‘’Dead Souls’’ to the band’s final tracks.

Since debuting with the Unknown Pleasures Tour in Australia in 2010, Peter Hook & The Light have since toured the globe including a return back Down Under in 2015 with the Low Life & Brotherhood Tour. This return in 2017 will be the most total appreciation to date of the Joy Divison and New Order catalogue.

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The Fate Of The Furious

Universal Pictures have just released a brand new trailer for The Fate Of The Furious… the latest film in The Fast & The Furious franchise.

The Fate Of The Furious is directed by F. Gary Gray and is made up of an all-star cast including Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, Dwayne Johnson, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham, Scott Eastwood, Helen Mirren, Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez.

It will be released in Australian cinemas on April 12th.

 

Bad French

Following on from releasing their standout singles ‘Finley’s Downfall’, ‘Erroll’s Forest’ and ‘Within You’, Central Coast-based dance-pop duo, Bad French, have just returned by revealing their brand-new cut ‘All Your Days Are Here Where You Are Now’.

Recorded and produced by the band themselves between their Sydney and Central Coast home studios, ‘All Your Days Are Here Where You Are Now’ is another intriguing slice of 80’s inspired electro-pop glimmering with moments of psychedelia and reminiscent to some of the group’s staple influences Tame Impala, AIR and Icehouse.

Song-writer / multi-instrumentalist, M. Carney describes the creative and recording process for ‘All Your Days Are Here Where You Are Now’ –

“Dan kicked off the musical idea one lazy afternoon in his studio at MacMasters Beach on an acoustic guitar with a chilled-out drum beat. I Bad Frenchified it with some stabby synths and found a drony pulsing bass sound to sit underneath. The chorus was at first an offbeat melodic idea, but Dan matched his words to it, and it became quite an unusual musical mantra that has grown on us over time. We then decided go to Jupiter and back with the instrumental!”

Their previous singles have received support from local online press, community radio and triple j Unearthed. The group have also performed shows supporting the likes of I Know Leopard, Polish Club, Boo Seeka and have even held their own gigs on front man Daniel Forsyth’s front lawn.

Over the coming months the band will continue to work on new material and perform around Sydney and the NSW Central Coast.

‘All Your Days Are Here Where You Are Now’ is now available to stream via Soundcloud and available via Spotify, Apple Music and all other good digital retailers on Friday March 10.

The Velvet Addiction

Melbourne-based, 70′s rock’n’roll inspired misfits The Velvet Addiction have released their debut single Take Me Back; a swaggering, classic-rock influenced tune that will have you reaching for your leather-jacket and aviators.

To accompany the debut single, Take Me Back, the boisterous boys have also released a music video which demonstrates The Velvet Addiction‘s charisma soaked live shows.

To celebrate the release of Take Me Back and its music video The Velvet Addiction will be hitting the road to tour through Albury, Melbourne, Geelong, Byron Bay, Sydney, and Ballarat.

Take Me Back will be available for purchase from iTunes on Friday, March 10. To grab the track go HERE.

Despite being the first release for the young band, the boys of The Velvet Addiction are a unified group, contributing their individual takes to create a larger creative product.

For vocalist, Stefan West, Take Me Back is about the emotional roller coaster of a relationship and how nostalgia can be a barrier.

Take Me Back is about trying to find that feeling you get when you first start a relationship, the feeling when that person is the only thing you want or need to make you feel whole or happy,” said West.

Guitarist, Aaron Bach, says the song is about the way many people can see things differently and the miscommunication that results.

“It’s about the struggles of differing opinions, the different perspectives that can turn something that always meant nothing to you into something that’s the end of the world,” said Bach.

Delivering an accepting message is what Take Me Back means to drummer, Kieran Howle.

“To me, it’s about trying to find that balance and above all knowing that whatever happens, it’ll be alright,” said Howle.

Formed after a boozy night in a local Melbourne bar, the four musicians came together recognising each others dark histories including broken homes and family violence.

As a result The Velvet Addiction aims show their support for fellow victims of mental health through their upbeat, positive rock’n’roll.

Well it doesn’t matter what house you support or whether you thought Jon Snow coming back from the dead was legendary or lame then chances are you have been eagerly awaiting news of when HBO would air the first episode of Game Of Thrones Season Seven.

Wait no more because overnight HBO have announced that the delayed season will finally air on July 16th. The season, which was delayed because of bad weather, is one of the most eagerly anticipated Game Of Thrones seasons due to the fact that it will be the second last season and is likely to contain more of the storyline that will see Jon Snow and Daenerys finally meet.

HBO have also announced that Season Eight, the final season, will contain either seven or eight episodes depending on how the finale is written.

 

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We have the greatest fans in this or any other galaxy.  In appreciation of the fans, we wanted them to be the first to know the title of the next chapter in the Skywalker saga:  STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

THE LAST JEDI is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski.

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI is scheduled for release in Australia on December 14, 2017.

Rings

With Rings, directed by F. Javier Gutierrez and starring Johnny Galecki, Laura Wiggins, Zach Roerig and Aimee Teagarden, about to hit cinemas on February 23rd Paramount Pictures decided to play some jokes, featuring Samara, on some unsuspecting customers in a television store.

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Transmission Films invites Australian audiences on a personal journey through Australian cinema with David Stratton, our most revered film critic, when DAVID STRATTON: A CINEMATIC LIFE releases in cinemas this year.
DAVID STRATTON: A CINEMATIC LIFE is an intimate journey with David Stratton, from his first boyhood cinema experience in England, to his migration to Australia as a ‘ten pound pom’ in 1963 and onto his present day reflections on the iconic themes that run through our cinematic legacy.
While David turned his passion for cinema into a profession, a growing band of courageous Australians turned their enthusiasm for storytelling into an extraordinary body of work. Alongside David, this absorbing documentary includes commentary from some of the most recognisable names in Australian cinema including Gillian Armstrong, Eric Bana, Bryan Brown, Russell Crowe, Judy Davis, Nicole Kidman, George Miller, Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Fred Schepisi, Warwick Thornton, Jacki Weaver and Hugo Weaving.
“David Stratton is a true champion of Australian cinema. The opportunity to share his unique personal story on the big screen is a privilege,” said Transmission Films Joint Managing Director Andrew Mackie.
DAVID STRATTON: A CINEMATIC LIFE is written and directed by Sally Aitken (Getting Frank Gehry, Streets of Your Town) and produced by Jo-anne McGowan and executive produced by Jennifer Peedom (Sherpa).
DAVID STRATTON: A CINEMATIC LIFE will open in cinemas nationally on March 9th. David Stratton will be in attendance at select Q&A screenings across the country from late February, with more details coming soon.