Tagged: Australia

 

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.

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/

 

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

For the very first time, German progressive and technical death metal virtuosos OBSCURA bring their jaw-dropping musical prowess to Australia and
New Zealand!
From their very beginnings in 2002, the band have demonstrated an uncanny ability for blending different forms of technical, cerebral metal into a
coherent synthesis of death, thrash and black metal merged with progressive elements. Not one to bend to convention, OBSCURA distinguished themselves
and their unique brand of music via the tasteful use of vocal effects, fretless bass, philosophical underpinnings, and other elements rarely touched on in extreme metal.
In 2018, OBSCURA complete their long-running, four-album conceptual circle with the release of Diluvium. Complete with all the band’s signature elements plus groundbreaking polyrhythms, dramatic songwriting, and almost incomparable virtuosity, OBSCURA raise the bar once again with an album that will go down in the annals of metal history as one of the most astonishing performances the genre has to offer.
Complimenting the technical insanity will be Australia’s longstanding metal progressive leaders in ALARUM. Blending all forms of metal alongside rock, jazz, latin and fusion, ALARUM have proven they can match the big names on a worldwide level.
Shifting between frothing black metal hate to slower progressive instrumental interludes and back again, the mysterious SOMNIUM NOX will no doubt leave a chilling impression upon those summoned.
OBSCURA, Alarum & Somnium Nox performing at:
March 28th – Brisbane, Crowbar
March 29th – Sydney, The Factory
March 30th – Melbourne, The Corner
TICKETS ON SALE 9AM Tuesday January 15th at:
BRISBANE – http://soundworksdirect.eventbrite.com / www.oztix.com.au
SYDNEY –  http://soundworksdirect.eventbrite.com / www.factorytheatre.com.au

 

Multi-platinum selling Australian alt-electro pioneers Empire Of The Sun (Luke Steele & Nick Littlemore) celebrate the tenth anniversary of their multiple-ARIA-award winning debut album ‘Walking On A Dream’ with the release of a limited edition vinyl product on Captiol Records/EMI Music Australia, the first vinyl release of the album in over three years. The product includes:

A gatefold, 180 gram heavyweight vinyl of Walking On A Dream on transparent blood orange vinyl.

 The original artwork from the initial 2009 vinyl release.

 A unique code to download the previously unreleased track ‘Chrysalis’.

The ‘Walking On A Dream: 10th Anniversary Edition’ vinyl can be ordered HERE and is available while supplies last.

In 2008, two of Australia’s leading musicians/producers LUKE STEELE (The Sleepy Jackson) and NICHOLAS LITTLEMORE (Pnau) created a vision that seemed to come from an alternative reality – a post-apocalyptic psychedelic adventure known as EMPIRE OF THE SUN.  The resulting album Walking On A Dream went on to sell close to 2 million copies worldwide. 8 ARIA awards (including Album of The Year, Single of the Year and Best Group), 2 BRIT nominations (including Best International Album), and many more accolades followed.

In the decade since the album’s release, Empire Of The Sun have risen to be one of Australia’s most successful musical exports. The band followed their debut with the release of two more full-length albums – 2013’s Ice On The Dune and 2016’s Two Vines.

To date the band have sold over 3 million albums and have reached Multi-Platinum status with global singles Alive, We Are The People and Walking On A Dream (certified platinum – 1 million sales – in the US).

The band have also toured the globe extensively including headline slots at Coachella and a sold out performance at The Hollywood Bowl to over 17,000 fans. TV performances have included ELLEN, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Later… With Jules Holland.

The limited edition ‘Walking On A Dream’ vinyl is released February 1

“It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that our tour in Singapore, Australia and Japan will be postponed, due to circumstances beyond our control. We were very excited about performing songs from our new album ‘Verkligheten’, as well as songs from our entire career. It really hurts but at this point there’s really nothing we can do. All we hope is for your understanding, cause this not something we take lightly and we also realize that a lot of people will be disappointed. We kindly ask for your patience, as we will return in the Spring of 2019’’.

SOILWORK release their new album ‘Verkligheten’ on Friday 11th January via Nuclear Blast. SOILWORK singer Björn “Speed” Strid on‘Verkligheten’: “I’m really, really pleased with it – it’s really, really cool. It’s possibly the most epic and darkest album we’ve done. And it’s also very melancholic, but it’s also very sort of uplifting. It’s huge. I’m really happy with it”.

SOILWORK 2019 Re-scheduled tour dates are:

Thursday 31st October – The Triffid, Brisbane

Friday 1st November – Manning Bar, Sydney

Saturday 2nd November – Max Watt’s, Melbourne

From the distant seafaring land of Argentina, the legendary pirate metal
band RUMAHOY has come aboard to drink your rum, fire your guns, steal your
wenches, and party all night long! Led by the mysterious masked giant
Captain Yarrface (the greatest pirate in the world), Rumahoy is a pirate
metal band like no other, with an unmatched live show featuring the best
songs you’ve ever heard. Joined by Bootsman Walktheplank on guitar, Cabinboy
Treasurequest on bass, and Swashbuckling Pete on drums, Captain Yarrface has
just one message for everyone: “WELCOME TO THE SEA!”
Plus in a world exclusive for Sydney fans & newly signed to Napalm Records,
Christopher Bowes And His Plate Of Beans perform their first ever show!!!
ALESTORM with Rumahoy performing at:
Feb 6th – Perth, Capitol w/ 9 Foot Super Soldier
Feb 7th – Adelaide, The Gov w/ Shadow Realm
Feb 8th – Sydney, The Metro
w/ Christopher Bowes And His Plate Of Beans – First ever show!!!
Feb 9th – Melbourne, The Croxton w/ Triple Kill – SOLD OUT!!!
Feb 11th – Brisbane, The Triffid w/ Dragonsmead
Feb 13th – Auckland, Whammy Bar w/ Forsaken Age & Liit*
*Rumahoy not performing

 

The Hot Dub curated spectacle “Wine Machine” returned to its South Australia birthplace in December last year, hosting their third annual, wine-cheese-sunshine-fuelled day of live music and celebrations. Today, the massive and proudly all-Australian wineup for the 2019 national tour has been announced and showcases some of the biggest names in electronic music along with the next crop of incredible Australian talent on offer. 

Each hand-curated bespoke event is set amongst the luscious grapevines of Australia’s most vibrant and prominent wine regions. Wine Machine once again offers the opportunity for the people of Australia to venture into the country’s wine heartland for a day of flirtatious feasting and frivolity. Capturing the essence of the region, Wine Machine again promises to offer the finest gourmet fare with local produce to the forefront…we aren’t just talking about the food and wine either…

Overseeing the proceedings, your master of ceremonies as always will be international festival sensation Hot Dub Time Machine, who’ll be bringing his time entangling, party antics once again to the wine aficionados of Australia. Australian dance-music royalty The Presets will be bringing their enormous and spectacular live show to the Wine Machine stages, as will the omnipresent nicest guy in dance-music Hayden James with his unique and incredibly popular brand of baby-making house. Arguably the country’s most entertainment live act Confidence Man will have wine-enthusiasts dancing their rosé’s away while the incredible GRAACE will have us swooning, off the back of her triple j hit ‘Last Night’ and stellar debut EP Self Sabotage. Rounding out the lineup are the infectious Kinder, the luscious disc-house duo Happiness is Wealth and our host Alex “Rat-Rog” Dyson.

 

“There’s a massive return crowd at Wine Machine because of how unique it is. It really is unlike anything out there, there’s something quite magical about it and we couldn’t be more excited to drop far and away our biggest wineup to date!” – Hot Dub Time Machine, Co-founder of Wine Machine.

Having sold 55,000 tickets earlier in 2018, Wine Machine has proven itself to be walking its own path in the often-crowded festival market with its all Australian bill and beautiful, bespoke experience-based focus.



Tickets for WINE MACHINE are on-sale and already on 3rd release in all states with general admission starting at $79.00 and VIP packages $139.00 fromwww.wine-machine.com