Tagged: Rock

Tumbleweed have today announced the release of their seminal debut, self titled album on vinyl for the first time as well as a one off 7″ release of their biggest single ‘Daddy Longlegs’ for Record Store Day 2018. The Wollongong five piece have teamed up with Wollongong based record label Farmer & The Owl to release the music on vinyl for the first time. The label who have released music by the current crop of artists from the area including Hockey Dad, The Pinheads, Bec Sandridge and Totally Unicorn are honoured to be able bring the releases from the regions most successful outfit to vinyl for the first time. The original releases existed only on CD via the legendary Sydney label Waterfront Records.

Released in 1992, Tumbleweed’s self titled release was a breakthrough for the band who had early rose to prominence with the release of two well received EP’s and the now infamous support with Nirvana on their only ever Australian tour. The release that features the singles ‘Sundial’ and ‘Acid Rain’ will be available as a record store day exclusive blue vinyl edition limited to 400 copies.

With appearances at iconic nineties Australian festivals such as Big Day Out and Livid, the band followed up the debut album release with stand alone single ‘Daddy Longlegs’ in 1993. With strong support from Triple J, the track landed in the Hottest 100 of that year at number 50 and is still a staple of the bands live sets to this day. For record store day the single with it’s B side ‘Junior’ will be released on vinyl for the first time ever and limited to 500 copies, this will be a one off pressing.

To celebrate the day the band will be playing live at their local record store in Wollongong, Music Farmers.

Tumbleweed ‘S/T’ LP (Blue Vinyl ltd. 400) out April 21st via Farmer & The Owl/Inertia.

Tumbleweed ‘Daddy Longlegs’ 7″ (Black Vinyl ltd 500) out April 21st via Farmer & The Owl/Inertia.

Tumbleweed in store appearance at Music Farmers (228 Keira Street, Wollongong) at 3pm on April 21st.


Elton John today announces ‘Revamp’, released on April 6th on EMI Music Australia. Bringing together a carefully curated selection of the world’s biggest and best artists, ‘Revamp’ sees Elton John and co-writer Bernie Taupin’s best loved songs reinterpreted by some of contemporary music’s most vital talents. The album spans a breathtaking array of styles, shining a light on Elton’s unparalleled influence across popular music of all genres, ranging from Hip-hop / Soul  (Q-Tip, Mary J Blige) to Rock (The Killers, Queens of the Stone Age) to Pop (Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, P!nk & Logic).

Elton John says: “‘It’s always a huge compliment when an artist loves your song enough to take the time and effort to rework it. As songwriters, Bernie and myself are thrilled when singers we admire and respect as much as those on Revamp choose to add their own unique twist in the process. It means that our music is still relevant and ultimately that our songs continue to reach new audiences. We’re humbled and thank them all for their generosity.”

‘Revamp’ Tracklisting:

  1. Bennie And The Jets  / Elton John, P!nk and Logic
  2. We All Fall In Love Sometimes / Coldplay
  3. I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues / Alessia Cara
  4. Candle In The Wind (2018 Version) / Ed Sheeran
  5. Tiny Dancer / Florence +The Machine
  6. Someone Saved My Life Tonight / Mumford & Sons
  7. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word / Mary J. Blige
  8. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart / Q-Tip featuring Demi Lovato
  9. Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters / The Killers
  10. Daniel / Sam Smith
  11. Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me / Miley Cyrus
  12. Your Song / Lady Gaga
  13. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road / Queens of the Stone Age

The calibre of names contributing to ‘Revamp’ is another reminder of Elton’s enduring popularity at a typically busy and prolific time for the superstar. Last month Elton announced his ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour. Comprising of over 300 dates across five continents over three years, the tour kicks off in the US in September and marks the finale of 50 years on the road. The first 60 dates sold out immediately after going on general sale, confirming that the farewell tour will be some of, if not the, hottest gig tickets of the next three years.

Elton’s influence on the worlds of fashion and film also continues to burn as brightly as ever. Last year Gucci unveiled their Spring Summer 2018 collection designed by Alessandro Michele and inspired by Elton’s inimitable style, referencing original items taken from the style icon’s archives. Elton also appeared as himself in a critically lauded, hilariously tongue-in-cheek role in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and his songs soundtrack the forthcoming ‘Sherlock Gnomes’. Last year also saw Elton and Bernie launch ‘The Cut’, a project allowing undiscovered creative talent from all over the world the chance to create the official music videos for some of their most iconic songs: ‘Rocket Man’‘Tiny Dancer’ and ‘Bennie And The Jets’, each winning video attracting millions upon millions of Youtube views.

‘Revamp’ stands as yet another timely reminder of Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s influence on the next generation of global stars at a time when their music continues to fill stadiums, sell albums and influence fashion. Elton stands alone as a true great, whose music still garners such admiration from a truly broad range of global stars. The release of ‘Revamp’ will also be accompanied by a Nashville influenced album ‘Restoration’, also released on April 6th on UMA, featuring Elton’s songs reinterpreted by the biggest in Country music, including Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Miley Cyrus and Willie Nelson.

‘Revamp’ released April 6th on EMI Music Australia, pre-order HERE



After opening Falls Festival for triple j unearthed and touring the country off the back of their single “Neighbourhood” – including Mountain Goat Valley Crawl, and Melbourne Music Week – Brisbane’s trio of boyish blokes BUGS have returned with new single “Glue“, and the announcement of their second EP “Social Slump” Due on April 13th.


Premiering on Good Nights on triple j last night, new single “Glue explores the fearful feeling that everything around you is constantly moving forward and changing while you are stuck in the same place, head space or behaviours.


“Glue” will be available digitally on Friday March 16, as well as exclusively on vinyl through Domestic La La’s 7″ singles club later this month.


“Flicking through Facebook photos of people you went to school with having kids & buying homes whilst your living pay to pay off a retail wage sipping $7 Sauv Blanc from the bottle is fun, but toxic. Everyone is running their own race at their own pace, just remember that. No need for judgement in comparison to others, and certainly no need for self-deprecation. Commitment isn’t for everyone!” – Connor Brooker
Coming to life in 2014, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Connor Brooker founded BUGS as a bedroom recording project. Soon after, a community of fans grew and Connor found himself selling out small local shows and eventually getting offers to support the likes of PUP (Canada), Modern Baseball (US) and Twin Peaks (US); not to mention locals Hockey Dad, Good Boy, Bleeding Knees Club and Spiderbait.

Joined by Brock Weston (Drums) and Jordan Brunoli (Bass) in 2015, the band went from strength to strength gaining industry support along the way with their energetic live show and emotionally raw lyrical content.

BUGS are fun, rambunctious, and charismatic – they’re your friends with a carton and an eski next door – writing relatable tunes that you can sing along to, but with a depth below the surface.


Geelong rock n rollers Dangerous Curves will release their long awaited debut album So Dirty Right on April 6.
They have just released a new lyric video for the albums title track Watch So Dirty Right

The band have just announced a run of shows in their home state of Victoria in support of the release
April 6:  Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne
with Gypsy, Espionage, White Devil Detroit
April 13: Mojos Pool hall & Lounge, Ballarat
with White Devil Detroit, The Krunch & Chasing Mojo
April 20: Barwon Club, Geelong
with Ablaze, 74 Kings & The Krunch
April 27: MusicMan, Bendigo​
with Lace And Whiskey


Inspired by the likes of Bon Jovi, Kiss and Van Halen, Dangerous Curves formed in 2015 with one only one goal in mind, to bring back the music of the infamous LA scene of the late 80’s…with a add a modern twist.

So Dirty Right is larger than life and ready to blow you away! Ten perfectly executed slabs of rock n roll that capture the wild spirit of rock’s glory days while very much looking towards the future. Equal parts grit and polish, Dangerous Curves know how to party

Huge hooks, ballsy guitars and big drums. So Dirty Right has songs you’ll be humming after the first listen that will get stuck in your head for days. 
So Dirty Right was produced by Chris Themelco (Harlott, Orpheus Omega, Espionage, Skarlet) at Monolith Studios and Mastered at Deluxe Mastering (JET, Silverchair, The Veronicas).

So Dirty Right – Track listing:
1. Sensationable Submit
2. Art Of The Heart
3. Club Mile High
4. Funky Bonez
5. I Need lovin’
6. So Dirty Right
7. Ready Or Not
8. See You Again
9. Forbidden Love
10. Locked Down
Pre orders available now and come with an instant download of Art Of The Heart

Eclipse Records is proud to announce the signing of LILLYE to an exclusive, worldwide deal. Based in Sydney (Australia), Lillye are a rock band fronted by professional vocalist Virginia Lillye. After working the European theater circuit for ten years in musicals such as CatsJesus Christ SuperstarHairGrease, and Fame; Virginia Lillye traveled back to her hometown of Sydney to pursue a passion for rock and formed the band in 2012 with Christian Lauria (bass), Matt Ellis (guitar), and Bennet Livingston (drums). Their new album entitled Evolvewill be released on May 18, 2018.

“We have been searching for a label that we could relate to and after several meetings with Eclipse Records; we felt that this was the right choice for us. We are excited about the deal and we look forward to sharing our music on a grander scale!” states vocalist Virginia Lillye. Drummer Bennet Livingstonadds, “With our debut album ready to be released, we feel that the team at Eclipse are the best positioned to help the album reach as many people as possible. We are excited about where this album can take us, and look forward to the future with Eclipse.

Lillye is Virginia Lillye (vocals), Christian Lauria (bass), Matt Ellis (guitar), and Bennet Livingston (drums).

For more information on Lillye, please visit them on Lillye.netFacebookTwitter, or Eclipse Records, and follow them on Spotify.