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 Lions, Bare Bones, Hand of Mercy, A Night in Texas,Deadlights, Casey (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.
Directed by Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty, The Young Pope) and starring Toni Servillo (The Great Beauty) as the controversial Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi – the most anticipated Italian film of the year, LORO, will open the 19th Lavazza Italian Film Festival nationally. Split into two parts for its Italian release, the Festival is proud to present the project in single epic form, within days of its premiere screenings at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. Tickets for the Opening Night Galas are now on sale, and are expected to sell out!
Presented by Palace, the program, consisting of 37 feature films and 2 short films, celebrates cinema d’italia in all its glory – from the funny and outrageous to lavish romance, poetic drama and revealing documentaries. With 33 Australian Premieres, the Lavazza Italian Film Festival is the place to experience la dolce vita and lose yourself in the best Italian cinema on the big screen.
This year’s SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS include the 2018 winner of Best Original Screenplay at Cannes Film Festival, Alice Rohrwacher’s (The Wonders LIFF14) enchanting third filmHAPPY AS LAZZARO (Lazzaro felice); and from Matteo Garrone, the director of Gomorrah comes DOGMAN – the Cannes Film Festival award-winning tale of a dog-lover in desolate Southern Italy who is driven to terrifying extremes by a violent local bully.
Closing the festival is the horror masterpiece SUSPIRIA(1977), Dario Argento’s sinister ballet academy-set tale. Still the most famous of all Italian horror movies, it can now be seen in its digitally restored glory. Four years in the making, this restoration was made from the uncut 98 minute 35mm Italian camera negative, revealing layers of unseen colour and with a remixed surround-soundtrack.
Comedy, Italian-Style is celebrated with a curated selection of the bestlaughs on offer from the last twelve months. Based on the hit off-Broadway play, MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING (Puoi baciare lo sposo) takes us on a heart-warming and chaotic trip to the altar as a young man travels to his conservative hometown to marry his fiancé; the biggest Italian film at the 2017 local box-office, with its feet firmly planted in the zeitgeist and winner of the 2018 Best Comedy Nastro d’Argento award LIKE A CAT ON A HIGHWAY (Come un gatto in tangenziale) sees two parents from different worlds united by a common cause, to stop their teenage children from dating!; in COUCH POTATOES (Gli sdraiati), multi-award winning director Francesca Archibugi (An Italian Name LIFF15) returns with an hilarious intergenerational comedy; Edoardo Leo (Perfect Strangers LIFF16) co-writes and Venice Film Festival award-winner Alessandro Aronadio directs JUST BELIEVE (Io c’è), about the power of believing in yourself; from the writer of Perfect Strangers comes AS NEEDED (Quanto basta), a Tuscan comedy about Arturo, a 40-year-old chef with a troubled past; from popular actor/filmmaker Carlo Verdone comes BLESSED MADNESS(Benedetta follia) as a shop-owner re-enters the dating world for the first time in 25 years; the box-office hit COUPLE THERAPY FOR CHEATERS (Terapia di coppia per amanti) sees a pair of cheaters end up on a therapist’s couch to resolve their relationship crisis; Fabio De Luigi stars as the Tax Police’s most incorruptible officer whose world is upended when he falls for an unlikely scammer in PUTNONNA IN THE FREEZER (Metti la nonna in freezer), from the writer of Welcome to the North (LIFF12); Angela and Franca run away from their boring retirement home in Rome to fabulous Venice in NONNAS ON THE RUN (Niente di serio), a life-affirming tale starring screen icon Claudia Cardinale; and in the final episode of the hit saga I CANQUIT WHENEVER I WANT 3 (Smetto quando voglio: ad honorem), the brilliant academics reunite and must team up with their arch-nemesis to stop a professor’s diabolical plan.
The best Italian drama, international award-winners and big-name festival favouriteswill hit the screen in Lights, drama, action! Two boys from the fringes of Rome’s underworld are pulled in deeper in BOYS CRY (La terra dell’abbastanza); a young girl is torn between her adoptive mother (Valeria Golino) and her birth mother, (Alba Rohrwacher) inDAUGHTER OF MINE (Figlia mia), the acclaimed Sardinian-set drama from Laura Bispuri (Sworn Virgin); winner of the Human Rights Award at Venice, THE ORDER OF THINGS(L’ordine delle cose) is an absorbing drama from the director of Shun Li and the Poet (LIFF12), which follows an immigration agent torn between the job and his humanity; actor and director Valeria Golino (Rain Man), returns with EUPHORIA (Euforia), a riveting drama about two brothers forced back into each other’s lives that premiered in Un Certain Regard at this year’s Cannes; based on the bestselling novel, THE GIRL IN THE FOG (La ragazza nella nebbia) is a gripping thriller which follows the enigmatic Detective Vogel (Toni Servillo) as he investigates the sudden disappearance of a young girl; WATER AND SUGAR: CARLO DI PALMA, THE COLOURS OF LIFE (Acqua e zucchero: carlo di palma, I colori della vita)is a loving documentary which chronicles visionary Italian cinematographer Carlo Di Palma’s extraordinary work for such directors as Elio Petri, Michelangelo Antonioni and Woody Allen; regrets of the past are faced in WHERE I’VE NEVER LIVED (Dove non ho mai abitato)as Francesca (French star Emmanuelle Devos) a 50-year-old architect in a loveless marriage returns home; an unexpected storm strands a family gathered to celebrate their grandparents’ anniversary in THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME (A casa tutti bene) the star-studded highlight from the writer of Perfect Strangers and director Gabriele Muccino (The Pursuit of Happyness), co-starring Pierfrancesco Favino; MADE IN ITALY is Italian singer Luciano Ligabue’s multi-award winning smash-hit, based on his eponymous concept album and starring Kasia Smutniak (Perfect Strangers); set in the hills of Conegliano, Veneto, THE LAST PROSECCO (Finché c’è prosecco c’è speranza) is a comedic mystery which follows a seemingly bumbling inspector (Giuseppe Battiston) who tries to solve the death of a local Prosecco wine maker; in A WOMAN’S NAME (Nome di donna), a young woman who is harassed by her manager chooses to break the silence and rebel in this timely #MeToo drama from director Marco Tullio Giordana; a huge hit with audiences and critics alike during this year’s Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes, LUCIA’S GRACE(Troppa grazia) sees Alba Rohrwacher star as a land surveyor who is visited by a woman claiming to be the Virgin Mary; dumped by his girlfriend and finding himself stranded on different couches at friends’ places, Guido tries to transform his drift into an opportunity for a new beginning in THE GUEST (L’ospite); and in Letizia Lamartire’s debut dramaWE’LL BE YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL (Saremo giovani e bellissimi) Isabella (Barbora Bobulova), a pop-star in the 90s, will have her relationship with her son tested.
This year the Lavazza Italian Film Festival will celebrate the work of renowned and much lauded Turkish-Italian director and scriptwriter FERZAN ÖZPETEK with a special spotlighton his work including: the lush, mystery NAPLES IN VEILS (Napoli velata) in which a medical examiner has a carnal affair with a man who later ends up on her examining table, starring Giovanna Mezzogiorno and Alessandro Borghi (I Was a Dreamer LIFF17); winner of Best Film at the 2003 Italian Academy Awards FACING WINDOWS (La finestra di fronte) stars Giovanna Mezzogiorno and Raoul Bova in a tale of a woman stuck in a failing marriage and the Holocaust survivor she cares for; the 2001 Italian Golden Globe winnerIGNORANT FAIRIES (Le fate ignoranti), which follows a woman who befriends her husband’s lover after she finds out about his affair (starring Margherita Buy and Stefano Accorsi); and one of Ferzan Özpetek’s most awarded films, LOOSE CANNONS (Mine vaganti) starring Riccardo Scamarcio, which is an amiable comedy about a son’s journey home to southern Italy, to finally come out to his family.
The Lavazza Italian Film Festival presented by Palace screens in the following locations:
Canberra: 12 Sept – 7 Oct, Palace Electric Cinemas
Melbourne: 13 Sept – 7 Oct, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Westgarth, Palace Balwyn, Palace Brighton Bay, Kino Cinemas, The Astor Theatre
Brisbane: 19 Sept – 14 Oct, Palace Barracks and Palace Centro
Adelaide: 19 Sept – 14 Oct, Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas and Palace Nova Prospect Cinemas
Perth: 27 Sept – 17 Oct, Cinema Paradiso, Luna on SX
Hobart: 18 Oct – 24 Oct, The State Cinema
The 19th Lavazza Italian Film Festival screens around the country this September exclusively at Palace Cinemas. With over 30 of the latest and greatest from Italy’s best filmmakers, there is no shortage of Italian passion, drama, romance and style for film lovers to enjoy! For more information visit: www.italianfilmfestival.com.au
Sure, THE MAGNIFICENT DJJAZZY 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
Pistol-packing acclaimed South African western Five Fingers for Marseilles, a thrilling tale that takes its place alongside classics such as Once Upon a Time in the West and contemporaries like The Proposition and No Country for Old Men, stares down the barrel of a national theatrical release Friday, September 7, 2018.
From filmmaker Michael Matthews and screenwriter Sean Drummond comes a thrilling western set against the backdrop of post-Apartheid South Africa. Five Fingers for Marseilles takes place in a small town “governed” by dubious local officials, living in fear of a lawless mob; when an exiled outlaw returns home in search of solace and redemption, brotherhood and loyalty are fused with vengeance.
The film is set with the residents of the colonial town of Marseilles are under the thumb of police oppression and only the young rebels known as the Five Fingers are willing to stand up to them. Their battle is just, until Tau kills two policemen and flees the scene. The remaining rebels disband while the banished Tau resorts to a life of crime. Twenty years later, now known as feared outlaw The Lion of Marseilles, he is released from prison. He returns home, desiring only peace and to reconnect with those he left behind. The battle for South Africa’s freedom has been won, and former comrades-in-arms are in prominent positions as mayor, police chief, and pastor. But it quickly becomes clear to Tau that Marseilles is caught in the grip of a vicious new threat — and he must reconstitute the Five Fingers to fight frontier justice. Standing against former allies and new enemies, the re-formed Five Fingers saddle up and ride out, and put their lives at risk to save their beloved Marseilles.
Starring Vuyo Dabula, Hamilton Dhlamini, Zethu Dlomo, Kenneth Nkosi, Mduduzi Mabaso, Aubrey Poolo, Lizwi Vilakazi, Warren Masemola, Dean Fourie, Anthony Oseyemi, Brendon Daniels, and Jerry Mofokeng, Five Fingers for Masrseilles opens September 7 -across the US via Uncork’d Entertainment.
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 101ers, The 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).
‘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 COLOURreturned 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
Horror flick The Cured is set for an Australian release after being picked up by Dendy Cinemas. You can check out the brand new trailer here for the film which is directed by first time feature director David Feyne and stars Ellen Page (Juno, Inception) and Sam Keeley (Burnt, This Must Be The Place).
Austin, TX based Alternative / Post-Hardcore band CALL ME KING has released their official music video for the single “Broken Machines,” off of their August 4th released, sophomore albume, The Writer and the Written.
CALL ME KING has also launched their Can We Borrow Your Cabs Tour, which kicked off August 4th in their hometown and will wind through the South and Midwest before winding down August 25th in San Antonio, TX.
Call Me King is a post-hardcore act based in Austin, TX. Since their founding in July of 2015, Call Me King has gathered over 11,000 followers across various outlets. Call Me King has been featured alongside nationwide acts such as Asking Alexandria, blessthefall, Emery, and more. In January of 2016, after only six months of playing together as a group, Call Me King flew to Ohio to record their debut album …and the snow will turn to ash with founding father of progressive hardcore Craig Owens (Chiodos, D.R.U.G.S., Isles & Glaciers) as producer and Jordan DiSorbo of Before Their Eyes operating as sound engineer. atswtta was released October 7th, 2016 alongside Call Me King’s first tour through the Midwest to promote the album.
Call Me King didn’t take time to rest after that tour, instead doubling down on regional shows to build on their already-established fanbase. They began writing for their second LP, which is currently untitled, in January of 2017. They spent the month of August at Glass Arrow Audio in Toledo recording their second album with Jordan DiSorbo. Call Me King’s video for their single “Sycamore Lane” was released in September 2017 as an Alternative Pressexclusive.
Immediately after returning from the studio, Call Me King was able to join one of their major influences, Emery, as they put on their Fan Appreciation Tour. This was a valuable experience for the band, who received incredibly positive feedback and are currently planning their next such tour.
Call Me King has recently partnered with the Inner Light Agency as management and is working toward the release of their second album, slotted for early Summer of 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 Spotify. Baker 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 Skye, Kasey Chambers and Alan Pigram, Busby 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 Rom. TheCentral 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 2018ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
Gurrumul – Djarimirri (Child of The Rainbow)
SONG OF THE YEAR:
Gurrumul – Djarimirri (Child of The Rainbow)
HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE:
BEST NEW TALENT:
(Presented by Spotify)
FILM CLIP OF THE YEAR:
Baker Boy – Marryuna
COMMUNITY CLIP OF THE YEAR:
B-Town Warriors – Thundercloud: Bourke
NT TRADITIONAL MUSIC AWARD:
Buku-waṯthunawuy Nininyᶇu Rom – Ancient Languages New Sounds
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:
Swedish pop-punkers ABANDONED BY BEARS have released “Greyscale,” the groove-filled banger from their highly anticipated new album. The track closes the bands upcoming third studio album, Headstorm, set for worldwide release on August 24, 2018 on Victory Records. To coincide with the release, the band will be serving up old favorites alongside new Headstorm tunes on the inaugural Headstorm Tour, kicking off August 24 in Chicago, IL.
“Up to this point we only made videos for our more poppy and upbeat songs,” admits bassist Gustav Eriksson. “All our videos have always had a more ‘positive’ vibe and although this is not the first time we’ve written an angry song, we’ve never accompanied one with any video. We need to keep trying new things to keep the whole band experience fresh, and for us this was very different compared to visuals we’ve done before. This song reflects a situation in your life where you’ve had to cut the ties with a friend, a significant other or someone close that brought the worst out in you.”
Fronted by the dual vocal combo of Leon Ekelund and Fredric Andersson, ABANDONED BY BEARS is rounded out by guitarist Jacob Devinder and Max Fahlman on drums. The band released The Years Ahead in 2016 under Victory Records and spent a quarter of that year in the US touring ever possible corner. They returned in 2017 for another taste of America before closing out the year with their first ever tour of the UK.
When Headstorm is released on August 24, ABANDONED BY BEARS will spend two months circling the US for the first tour supporting the album. The tour starts in Chicago, ends in Nashville on October 25 and “fans can expect a good mix between the last album The Years Ahead, the new one and even some older, deeper material,” promises Eriksson. “We’ve put together a good set that will appeal to everyone and can’t wait to showcase it. Other than that, we look forward to seeing old friends and faces, make new ones and have a good time like always! Americans are always very friendly and welcoming so we’ll probably end up needing surgery on the muscles of our faces to fix the mile-wide grins!”
ABANDONED BY BEARS On Tour 2018
8/18 Sodertälje, SE @ Spinnrocken High 5ive Summer Fest
8/24 Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
8/25 Kalkaska, MI @ The Fireball Lounge
8/26 DeKalb, IL @ The House Cafe
8/27 Madison, WI @ Ruby
8/28 Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
8/29 Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge
8/30 Iowa City, IA @ Yacht Club
8/31 Kansas City, MO @ Davey’s Uptown Rambler’s Club
9/1 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
9/2 Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
9/4 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
9/5 Jerome, ID @ Diamondz Event Center
9/7 Spokane, WA @ The Pin
9/9 Bremerton, WA @ The Charleston
9/11 Portland, OR @ Analog Cafe
9/12 Medford, OR @ King Wah
9/13 Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55
9/14 Tulare, CA @ Barmageddon
9/15 Garden Grove, CA @ The Locker Room
9/16 Oceanside, CA @ Midnight Jack Brewing Company
9/17 Henderson, NV @ Eagle Aerie Hall
9/19 Mesa, AZ @ The Underground
9/20 El Paso, TX @ Love Buzz
9/21 Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
9/22 Odessa, TX @ The Club
9/23 Denton, TX @ Andy’s Bar
9/25 Lafayette, LA @ The Platform at Dat Dog
9/28 Orlando, FL @ Henao Contemporary Center
9/29 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Beer Punx
9/30 Jacksonville, FL @ Nighthawks
10/2 Ringgold, GA @ Cloud Springs Deli
10/3 Fayetteville, NC @ Drunk Horse Pub
10/5 Scranton, PA @ Irish Wolf Pub
10/6 Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Park Music Foundation
10/7 Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall
10/8 Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
10/9 Manchester, NH @ Bungalow Bar & Grill
10/10 Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland
10/11 West Haven, CT @ RVP Studios: The Cave
10/12 Attleboro, MA @ Patterns Creations
10/13 Brantford, ONT, Canada @ Club NV
10/15 Syracuse, NY @ Spark Art Space
10/16 Corning, NY @ Lando’s Hotel & Lounge
10/17 Erie, PA @ Andromeda’s
10/18 Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
10/19 Warren, MI @ Hot Rock
10/20 Indianapolis, IN @ Jokers
10/21 Columbus, OH @ Donato’s Basement
10/22 Fort Wayne, IN @ The Glory Hub
10/23 Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s
10/24 Covington, KY @ The Thompson House
10/25 Nashville, TN @ The End
Pre-order packages for Headstorm are available now and include an instant download of “Greyscale,” “Headstorm” and “So Far Gone.” The full album will be available everywhere August 24, 2018.