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Perth Pop-Punk band Nautical Mile are showing us the meaning of betrayal and how it feels to be let down with their brand new video for their single ‘Regicide’.

The pop-punk banger was engineered and produced by Tristan Sturmer of Sumo Sound Studiosin Perth, with mastering by George Georgiadis of Little Wing Production, and is some of the bands most mature songwriting to date.

‘Regicide’ has gained a lot of momentum and support from both media and fans. The band not only saw a 302% increase in Spotify streams, in the first month of release, but also saw a 13% rise in daily listeners too! With the upcoming Regicide tour it is no doubt the single will continue to grow both regionally and internationally. 

Nautical Mile started in 2015 with the bands first self-titled EP being released in 2016. In early January 2017 they released their second EP ‘Playing For Keeps’, with two tracks being spun a bunch on Triple J’s Short.Fast.Loud. Their energetic live show has led to Nautical Mile sharing the stage with the likes of Hawthorne Heights, The Decline and more.

Catch them on tour through February 2019 in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, Sydney, Newcastle and Brisbane.

Uncork’d Entertainment is proud to announce the North American theatrical and digital release of the acclaimed Australian crime-drama West of Sunshine.

A captivating social-realist story from debut feature filmmaker Jason Raftopoulos, the celebrated film – hot from an outstanding response, complete with standing ovation, at the Venice Film Festival – tells of a father who has less than a day to pay back a gambling debt, while looking after his young son.

Featuring powerful performances from Damian Hill (“The Leftovers”), Ty Perham, Arthur Angel (Red Dog), Kat Stewart (“Underbelly”), Eliza D’Souza (Predestination) and Kaarin Fairfax (“Picnic at Hanging Rock”), Welcome to Sunshine is a “nigh-perfect slice of inner city Australian cinema” (Filmink) that befittingly finds its home alongside Aussie crime drama classics like Chopper and Two Hands.

Synopsis : Separated from his family and caught in a cycle of gambling and debt, Jim has less than a day to repay a violent loan shark. His day is turned upside down when he must look after his young son. Jim’s relationship with his son is tested as his plans to pay back the loan fail. When his last desperate effort to repay the debt puts his son’s life at risk, he must make a choice between his past and a second chance at life.

Opening theatrically January 25, and releasing on VOD January 22, West of Sunshine is being distributed by Uncork’d Entertainment.

Created and Directed by Shaun Anthony Robinson and Produced by Lucinda Bruce (Lady of the Light Productions), “That’s Not a Knife; it’s an Aussie Actors Journey to Hollywood” is for anyone with a dream, the underdog story of an actor, who fights back against the odds by overcoming his own fears and creating his own path to Hollywood, documenting his journey along the way. He meets other actors who share their own fears and insecurities with him, helping help him to understand his own journey better and inspire others to do the same. Matt Nable sits down with the team at ‘That’s Not A Knife’ to talk about the highs and lows of his career, his transition from football to acting, mental health, his own demons and the challenges he faced to get where he is today. During the interview, Nable discusses how he got some of his biggest roles, “The Director said to me, do you know why you got the job… You got the job because Vin had seen the tape and said ‘that’s a man with pain in his face, that’s what I want’.”

The former Rugby League Footballer turned actor, lives in Sydney and is currently in development on his latest project, “A Sunday in the Village”. His journey, and several others are highlighted in the documentary that has traveled to Los Angeles and all around Australia to interview some of our most well known talent, to some of the lesser known creatives making their own way in the industry.

“For every person over there who’s made it really big, there’s lot of people there that are struggling, that are chasing this, their ambition, their dream, and not to say that it won’t happen cos I’m living proof that when someone says he looks that way we want them, so they’re right to stay at it and they’re very, very talented people.” – Matt Nable. “Real. Raw. Relentless.” To date, the documentary has interviewed Aaron Jeffries (X-Men: Origins, McLeod’s Daughters, Chopper);. Shane Connor (Neighbours, Fire); Christian Isaiah (Shameless (US)); Matt Burch and Froylan Tercero (Operation Repo); Kym Jackson (Ten days in the Valley); Craig Bennett (Studio 10 Hollywood Reporter and Gossip Guru); and Orpheus pledger (Home and Away) with many more to come.

Sandi Tan, director of the award-winning, Netflix-released film Shirkers, has been confirmed as the latest international speaker attending AIDC 2019 at ACMI in Melbourne this March.

Sandi Tan is the writer, director, producer and co-editor of Shirkers, one of the most acclaimed international documentaries of 2018. The film won the World Cinema Documentary Directing Award at Sundance 2018 and is one of the five nominees for Best Documentary at the 2019 Independent Spirit Awards and has been shortlisted for the 2019 Oscars. Shirkers has appeared on multiple Best Documentary and Best Film lists of 2018, including ranking #14 on the 2018 BFI/Sight & Sound Best Film poll of 264 international critics, the highest rank of any documentary in 2018.

As well as speaking at AIDC, Sandi will participate in the ACCESS program, where she will mentor a group of emerging directors. ACMI will also be screening the film with a Q&A with Sandi during AIDC.

Born in Singapore, Sandi, at the aged of 16, published a cult zine called The Exploding CatAt 22, she became the film critic at The Straits Times, Singapore’s largest newspaper, later moving to New York to study at film school at Columbia University. Her short films Moveable Feast and Gourmet Baby have played at over 100 film festivals including the New York Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand and at MoMA, and have been broadcast internationally on RAI, SBS and ZDF/arte. She was a 2016 Sundance Documentary Film Program Fellow, a 2017 IFP Documentary Lab Fellow and a 2017 Sundance Creative Producing Fellow. She is also a successful novelist.

In Shirkers, Sandie explores the events surrounding a film she and her friends began making with a mysterious stranger decades ago.

AIDC Conference Director Alice Burgin says: “It’s thrilling to confirm that Sandi will be joining us in Melbourne in March. She is an inspiring global filmmaker and Shirkers has enthralled audiences and critics wherever it has screened.”

The Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) takes place 3 – 6 March 2019 at ACMI in Melbourne. https://www.aidc.com.au/

Stan has released the official trailer for the anticipated fourth season of BILLIONS, premiering on Monday, March 18 and starring Oscar® nominee and Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Paul Giamatti and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Damian Lewis.

When everyone is out for revenge, no one is safe. This is never more true than in season four of BILLIONS. Bobby Axelrod (Lewis) and Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti), former enemies, and Wendy Rhoades (Maggie Siff), the chief counsellor to each, have come together to form an uneasy but highly effective alliance, aimed at the eradication of all their rivals, including Grigor Andolov (guest star John Malkovich), Taylor Mason (Asia Kate Dillon), Bryan Connerty (Toby Leonard Moore) and Waylon “Jock” Jeffcoat (guest star Clancy Brown). Ambition and betrayal have long been at the heart of BILLIONS, and this season all the characters find out exactly how high a price they’ll have to pay to satisfy those needs. The series also stars David CostabileCondola RashadKelly AuCoinJeffrey DeMunn and Malin Akerman, along with new guest stars Samantha MathisKevin PollakJade Eshete and Nina Arianda.

BILLIONS is created and executive produced by showrunners Brian Koppelman and David Levien. The series was also created by Andrew Ross Sorkin.

BILLIONS comes exclusively to Stan as part of its long-term partnership with SHOWTIME. Other shows include Jim Carrey’s KIDDING and Ben Stiller’s ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA, both currently available to stream, BLACK MONDAY starring Don Cheadle, premiering January 21 with a sneak peek now available, THE CIRCUS, Season 4, premiering January 28 and SMILF, Season 2 premiering January 29.

Season Four of BILLIONS premieres exclusively on Stan on March 18 with new episodes weekly, same day as the U.S.

 

Seasons One, Two and Three are currently streaming
exclusively on Stan

Sci-fi thrash metal prog-punks VOIVOD are celebrating thirty-five years on the warpath, and are rrröööaaarrring into 2019 in the best possible way for Australian fans with 4 big East Coast shows kicking off next week!

Riding high on the critical success of this year’s compelling album The Wake, fans can look forward to a machine pummelling cruise on the VOIVOD spacecraft through career defining albums Killing Technology, Dimension Hatröss, Nothingface, Angel Rat and The Outer Limits plus choice tracks from their most recent releases.

VOIVOD have just had a massive 2018 and are kicking 2019 off with a run of Aussie shows next week.

From Rolling Stone and Metal Hammer to Pop Matters, VOIVOD’s album The Wake has been acclaimed as one of the best albums of 2018.

VOIVOD are pleased to announce support acts for the upcoming shows:

Brisbane – Wartooth & Asylum

Canberra – Contrive & Lucifungus

Melbourne – Contrive, El Colosso & In Malice’s Wake

Sydney – Contrive, Head In A Jar & Carbon Black

Florida’s Wage War are preparing to enter the studio to record their third album and the follow up to 2017’s well-received Deadweight. In the meantime, the band has unveiled the video for the menacing yet melodic new song “Low“, out now via Fearless Records / Caroline Australia. The track is a glimpse of what fans can expect from the next record.

“We are so excited to bring you ‘Low,’” singer and guitarist Cody Quistad told Revolver“Over the past year, we’ve been relentlessly touring but we are constantly working on new music. ‘Low’ is the first glimpse of what’s to come for Wage War in 2019. We wanted to give people something to hold them over while we’re hard at work making sure record three is the best Wage War record yet.”

Stay tuned for more from Wage War in the coming months.

 

Sydney based Punk legends Whatever, Forever have announced a run of upcoming shows in Brisbane.
The band will be tearing up the stage at Crowbar on 9th February alongside GreywoodVitals and Grizzlyshark.  They will also be playing an all ages show at 38 Berwick St on Sunday 10th.
Whatever, Forever have been a consistently evolving machine since their inception in the dawn of 2016. With two releases under their belt to date, 2016’s “Teach Me What Love Is Again” and 2017’s “Decay”, the collective of friends has solidified into a passionate line up, ready to bring their engaging live performances to new faces.
Their two new singles “Bridges//Whispers” ooze with ferocity and have struck a chord with listeners around Australia.

The band has shared the stage with high profile international acts such as Turnstile (US), Casey (UK) and Listener (CAN), as well as the road with friends Stuck Out and Zen Haircuts.

Tickets to their upcoming show are available at www.crowbarbris.com/tickets
WHATEVER, FOREVER
SHOW DATES
Saturday February 9th – Crowbar, Brisbane, QLD
Tickets available at www.crowbarbris.com/tickets | 18+ only
Sunday February 10th – 38 Berwick St, Brisbane, QLD
Tickets available at door | All Ages

Two of Australia’s most iconic bands are back again for one last time with their double-barrelled catalogue of hits and classic songs!

 

After two years of National touring as one of the best double bills 1927 & Pseudo Echo are teaming up for one final series of shows!

No Australian music fan can ignore or deny the impact of these two bands on our music psyche. Between them they share a catalogue of songs that are still heard on Australian radio and have accumulated awards and accolades along the way.

1927 formed in 1987 and went on dominate charts with songs such as That’s When I Think Of You, If I Could, Compulsory Hero and Tell Me A Story – all of which were on the multi-platinum selling debut album ISH.  ISH went on to become the highest selling debut release by an Australian artist and won two ARIA Awards – Best Breakthrough Artist – Album and Best Breakthrough Artist – single for That’s When I Think of You. The video for Compulsory Hero took the Aria for Best Video at the 1990 awards.   They continued to release music into the early 1990s before disbanding in 1993.

PSEUDO ECHO were one of the biggest Aussie bands of the 1980s and influenced a generation of Australian musicians with their synthesised rhythms and dance beats.  Their debut album AUTUMNAL PARK (released in 1984) featured hit singles Listening and A Beat For You, followed in 1985 with LOVE AN ADVENTURE and the singles Don’t Go, Love An Adventure, Living in a Dream and the massive #1 single FUNKTY TOWN.  Funky Town was also an international success – peaking at #6 on the US Billboard Singles chat and #8 on the UK Singles chart.

TICKETS FOR THE 1927 & PSEUDO ECHO CELEBRATION TOUR AVAILABLE FROM THE VENUES

 

1927 & Pseudo Echo Celebration Tour Dates

Fri 11 Jan – Club Sapphire, Merimbula NSW

Sat 12 Jan – Mittagong RSL NSW

Wed 16 Jan – Kingscliff Beach Hotel NSW

Thu 17 Jan – Panthers Port Macquarie NSW

Fri 18 Jan – Club Forster NSW

Sat 19 Jan – Rooty Hill RSL NSW

Wed 23 Jan – West Tamworth Leagues Club NSW

Thu 24 Jan – Dubbo RSL NSW

Fri 25 Jan – Bathurst Memorial Theatre NSW