Category: Rock

Ten years on from their glorious live return following a 21-year hiatus Sunnyboys announce The Last Dance; a final summer tour and the last ever live shows. No animosity, no musical differences, just the satisfaction of a job well done and knowing that it’s time.
 
In the ten-year period since their return Sunnyboys arguably achieved as much if not more as their original life-span. They co-headlined a sold-out A Day On The Green (with Hoodoo Gurus and Violent Femmes), set a venue record at Coolangatta Hotel (previously held by Noiseworks) sold-out multiple nights across Sydney’s Enmore and Factory Theatres, Brisbane’s The Tivoli, Melbourne’s Corner Hotel, with further sold-out further shows at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Melbourne’s The Forum and Croxton Hotel, Perth Festival, Cairns, Thirroul, Torquay, Byron Bay, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Dee Why; re-released all three studio albums, released a live DVD and a live album, recorded and released four new tracks, sold countless t-shirts, beanies, caps, hoodies and badges and watched their eponymous debut reach double platinum sales. A remarkable achievement for a band still largely ignored by the mainstream.
 
Tickets on-sale 9.00am Sept 29th via feelpresents.com
 
“Of the hundreds of bands, and thousand of people that we knew at the time, we’re one of the few that can stand up and say “We were really good at what we did, and we’re really proud of what we did” and we’re lucky enough to still be able to get up and say to people ‘We’re really proud to be able to present this to you now”.  Richard Burgman / Sunnyboys guitarist

The tour will run in conjunction with the release of Sunnyboys ’81-’84 a double vinyl band curated best-of featuring all the hits, the equally-as-good b-sides, fan faves, rarities and live material – many appearing on vinyl for the first time – and all drawn from their years as Mushroom Records recording artists. Sunnyboys ’81-’84 will be released in a limited edition of blue vinyl and is released on Nov 11th.

The Last Dance… grab your partner and witness the magic one more time. 
All tickets via feelpresents.com

There will never be another Sunnyboys.

January 2023
Fri 13: Gold Coast, Twin Towns + Painters and Dockers
Sat 14: Gold Coast, Twin Towns + Painters and Dockers
Fri 20: Dee Why RSL + Painters and Dockers 
Sat 21: Thirroul, Anitas + Painters and Dockers 
Wed 25: Adelaide. The Gov + Even
Sat 28: Melbourne, Northcote Theatre + Rocket Science & The Prize

February 2023
Fri 10: Sunshine Coast, The Nightquarter + Flaming Hands
Sat 11: Brisbane, Tivoli + Flaming Hands
Sat 18: Sydney, Enmore + Painters and Dockers & Mick Medew and The Mesmerisers 

Tickets on-sale 9.00am Sept 29th via feelpresents.com

UK pop rock icons Wet Wet Wet are heading back to Australia for the first time since 1995!
Their November tour sees them performing in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide as well as being special guests for The Corrs, One Night Only event at Hope Estate.
 Well known for their massive hit, Love Is All Around, from one of the most successful UK movies ever, Four Weddings And A Funeral, Scotland’s Wet Wet Wet are celebrating the 35th anniversary of their first album release this year.
 With their hit albums & singles including Sweet Little MysteryAngel EyesGoodnight Girl, Julia Says and of course, Sweet Surrender, the band have featured in the official UK singles and album charts for over 500 weeks, spending 15 weeks at the top with Love Is All Around itself – a record for any UK artist that still stands.

Having played to more than four million people around the world including a record breaking 10 sold out shows in one year at the SEC in Glasgow, the band have built a reputation as one of the best live acts ever produced by the UK. The band’s latest album, 2021’s The Journey, is their first in over a decade and having last toured Australia all the way back in 1995, Wet Wet Wet are thrilled to be finally coming back to reconnect with their old fans and looking forward to making new ones who will experience them for the first time. 
Ben Lee has been one of Australia’s most successful singer songwriters of the new millennium. Cigarette’s Will Kill You and Catch My Disease have been radio staples for years and his 2006 smash, We’re All In This Together became an unofficial Aussie anthem during the pandemic. Never one to take himself seriously, Ben is in it for the good times. A prolific collaborator, Ben has worked with too many artists to mention, runs a podcast network and even directs movies!

 Emerging artist, Gaudion will impress you with his charisma energy and zest for life which are embodied in his music as he continues his mission to spread happiness everywhere!  
Gaudion is nominated for Breakout Artist of the Year at the upcoming Gold Coast Music Awards and his unique style is influenced by the likes of Van Morrison, Ed Sheeran, James Reyne and Tracy Chapman.

TOUR DATES
Friday, November 25: The Palais, Melbourne
Saturday, November 26: Hope Estate, Hunter Valley (with The Corrs)
Sunday, November 27: State Theatre, Sydney
Tuesday, November 29: Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane
Wednesday, November 30: Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
TICKET INFORMATION
One World Entertainment Members & Oztix Pre-sale
Wednesday, September 28 @ 9.00am until Thursday, September 29 @ 7.00am
General Public On Sale
Thursday, September 29 @ 9.00amAll times AEST
For ticketing and event information visit
oneworldentertainment.com.au

Just as England recently announced a new King, California rock legends Steel Panther have crowned Spyder as the new R.O.L.E…Ruler Of Low End.

The story of Spyder and Steel Panther is like one pulled from any great American love story. If you have seen The Notebook or Jaws, then you know exactly what we mean. Spyder and the guys have known each other for decades. But it was in 2018 that Spyder did his first live show with the band. Little did they know that those shows would be a foreshadowing of what destiny had in store for their collective futures. In 2021, the band found themselves in a pickle, they needed a bass player.

An exhaustive search brought many submissions and fans were treated to a variety of bassists on different tours. The band had even considered a few well-known bassists to fill the void. Throughout the five-week European tour in the summer of 2022, it became quite evident to all four guys that this lineup was unstoppable. A few more months of touring together perfected the new lineup and now anyone that has seen the band recently knows that Spyder is the perfect addition for Steel Panther. In other words, Spyder is the chocolate to Steel Panther’s peanut butter.

We wanted it to be you. We wanted it to be you so badly. So, it’s not gonna be easy. It’s gonna be really hard. We’re gonna have to work at this every day, but we want to do that because we want you. We want all of you, forever, you and us, every day. To us, you are perfect. You had us at hello. You complete us. We’re gonna need a bigger boat,” explains Steel Panther.

To coincide with the new bassist announcement, the newly whole Steel Panther are coming Down Under in October alongside Airbourne! More information on tickets and purchase links for all shows can be found at: http://mjrpresents.wpengine.com/steelpanther/.

Steel Panther will be hitting Powerstation in Auckland Monday 17 October, then will be joined for the Australian leg of the tour on Wednesday 19 October at Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Friday 21 October at Hordern Pavilion in Sydney, Saturday 22 October at Eatons Hill Hotel in Brisbane, and will finish in Melbourne on Sunday 23 October at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne!

Steel Panther has been hard at work at new material that will be released throughout 2022. More information for all things Steel Panther can be found at www.steelpantherrocks.com.

For the uninitiated, Steel Panther was formed in 2000.  Hailing from Los Angeles, the epicenter for rock n’ roll in all its debauchery and glamour, Steel Panther has established themselves as the world’s premier party band, melding hard rock virtuosity with parody and criminally good looks. Steel Panther is a global phenomenon with four full-length albums, touring across the world, platinum-level You Tube status and high-profile television appearances such as Jimmy Kimmel Live, Larry King Now, and FOX NFL Sunday.

Rolling Stone avowed, “There’s a reason Steel Panther have transcended their origins as a cover band playing the Sunset Strip,” while Metal Sucks declared, Steel Panther’s concept is genius…their songwriting is…preposterously snappy – and relatable.”

Tickets are on sale now for Steel Panther’s New Zealand date at Powerstation and Steel Panther and Airbourne Australian dates at http://mjrpresents.wpengine.com/steelpanther/.

The band has once again teamed up with Radio Birdman/The New Christs front man Rob Younger to produce the track which finds the Wollongong five piece exploring their lighter, power pop side and in the process creating a perfect anthem for the forthcoming spring and summer.

Vocalist Richie Lewis discusses how the inspiration for the track stems way back to the 90’s, “I was living in Byron Bay in the 90s, the smell of patchouli and marijuana smoke drifted on the summer breeze, I loved the transient nature of the place, the drifters and backpackers, searching for themselves and fresh experience, it was an exciting energy to be around, to have no fixed address, to be a world nomad. I enjoyed talking to travellers here and there at the Rails or wherever and remain distant friends to a couple of the people I met and it has been interesting living vicariously through their travels on facebook, viewing their continuing journey from afar. Patchouli girl is about one of them, searching the world to find herself.”

Recorded at Rancom Studios in Sydney with Brent Clark behind the desk, for ‘Patchouli Girl’ they enlisted Bill Gibson (formerly of the Eastern Dark & Lemonheads) to provide backing vocals and Daniel Barden to play Trumpet. The single is accompanied by a music video made by Melbourne animator Lluis Sanchez.

Tumbleweed celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2021 with the release of a 7” singles box set and tour (which was eventually completed despite some covid related setbacks) before digitally releasing the majority of their back catalogue for the first time in 2022, after they were able to gain ownership of their back catalogue. The band have continued to play live through 2022 at festivals such as Springloaded and Uncaged, as well as a stadium support with Kiss.

To celebrate the single, they have also released a limited edition shirt featuring artwork to replicate Lluis Fuzzhoud’s cover art and video clip.
You can purchase the shirt here.

Following the announcement on the weekend of their forthcoming appearance at the AFL Grand Final, iconic Australian band Goanna have announced an extra show of their Spirit of Place 40th Anniversary tour, which is set to resume this weekend with shows in Newcastle and Sydney before heading to Western Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, the ACT, NSW’s South Coast, and South Australia before the end of the year.

The additional show of Goanna‘s tour has been announced for their old hometown of Geelong. It will take place at Costa Hall on Friday 18 November. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Thursday 15 September at https://geelongartscentre.org.au/whats-on/all-events/goanna/

The new show follows the recent addition to Goanna‘s tour of a guest appearance on Midnight Oil‘s last ever WA show (Sun Sep 25 – Nikola Estate, Perth), a Goanna headline show at the Freo Social (Mon Sep 26) and, to finish their Spirit of Place 40th Anniversary tour in good company, an appearance at the recently announced Harvest Rock festival in Adelaide (Sat 19 Nov).

Goanna will perform with special guests First Nations artists Christine AnuEmma DonovanTasman Keith and William Barton as part of the Half-Time Entertainment at the 2022 AFL Grand Final at the MCG on Saturday 24 September.

Additionally, Goanna‘s “Let The Franklin Flow” features prominently in Franklin, a feature-length documentary about Australia’s most significant environmental campaign: the battle to save Tasmania’s World-Heritage listed Franklin River from being dammed by a hydroelectric project in the early 1980s. Franklin is in Australian cinemas now.

Goanna have also announced support acts for their tour with sensational artists joining them at every stop on the road.  The list includes long-time fan Troy Cassar Daley in Sydney, legendary No Fixed Address drummer/singer Bart Willoughby in Melbourne, and Warumpi Band songwriter/guitarist Neil Murray in Ballarat.
 The complete list of remaining shows, with support acts, is as follows: GOANNA TOURING ON COUNTRY 2022Sat Sep 17 – Civic Theatre, Newcastle, NSW – Awabakal/Worimi
with Special Guest ROBBIE MILLERTICKETS
Sun Sep 18 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW – Gadigal/Eora
with Special Guest TROY CASSAR DALEYTICKETS
Sun Sep 25 – Nikola Estate, Perth, WA – Whadjuk Noongar
Special Guests for Midnight OilTICKETS
Mon Sep 26 – Freo Social Club, Perth, WA – Walyalup
with Special Guests THE STRUGGLING KINGSTICKETS
Fri 07 Oct – Princess Theatre, Launceston, TAS – Tyerrernotepanner/Lutruwita
with RUSSELL SMITH on YIDAKI and Special Guest CLAIRE ANNE TAYLORTICKETS
Sat 08 Oct – Odeon Theatre, Hobart, TAS Nipaluna/Lutrawita
with RUSSELL SMITH on YIDAKI and Special Guest CLAIRE ANNE TAYLORTICKETS
Thu 27 Oct – Lighthouse Theatre Warrnambool, VIC – Warrnambool/Peek Wurrong
with Special Guest FLYNN GURRYTICKETS
Fri 28 Oct – Lighthouse Theatre Warrnambool, VIC – Warrnambool/Peek Wurrong
with Special Guest BRETT CLARKE SOLD OUT
Sun 30 Oct – Hamer Hall, Melbourne, VIC – Naarm Wurundjeri/Bunurong
with Special Guest BART WILLOUGHBYTICKETS
Fri 04 Nov – West Gippsland Arts Centre, Warragul, VIC –  Boonwurrung
with Special Guest LOREN KATETICKETS
Sat 05 Nov – Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo, VIC – Djadjawurung
with Special Guest DAVID SPRYTICKETS
Sun 06 Nov – Wendouree Centre For Performing Arts, Ballarat, VIC – Wadawurrong
with Special Guest NEIL MURRAYTICKETS
Fri 11 Nov – Canberra Theatre, Canberra, ACT – Ngunnawal
with Special Guests ALINTA BARLOW AND WILL KEPATICKETS
Sat 12 Nov – Shoalhaven Arts Centre, Nowra, NSW – Yuin
with Special Guest KYARNA ROSE AND MATTY WALKERTICKETS
Fri 18 Nov – Costa Hall, Geelong, VIC – Wadawurrong
with Special Guest LUKE BISCAN and MICK RYANTICKETS
Sat 19 Nov – Harvest Rock 2022, Adelaide, SA – KaurnaTICKETS

Forty years on, and with their messages of positive engagement in Indigenous rights and environmental protection more relevant than ever, GOANNA this week re-commence an extensive national tour to commemorate and celebrate 40 years of their acclaimed, multi-platinum debut album Spirit of Place and the album’s truly iconic first single “Solid Rock”
The group announced the tour following a celebratory performance at WOMADelaide in March and followed the announcement with a three-show run as special guests of old mates Midnight Oil on their farewell tour. Other than these performances, the Celebrating 40 Years of Spirit of Place tour comprises the group’s first full-band shows in over 20 years.

The 40th Anniversary tour took in Queensland and the Northern Territory in June and July and now resumes to take in other capital cities and major regions, with a final headline homecoming show in Geelong, where it all started some 45 years ago.  

The core trio and ever-beating heart of Goanna – Shane Howard, Rose Bygrave, and Marcia Howard – are being joined for the tour by original Spirit of Place guitarist Graham Davidge and a stellar line-up. The group will be joined on stage by special guests, and each night will feature a hand selected special guest as opening act. 

Join this iconic Australian group as they embark on a new journey, paying homage to the classic songs from their early days and reigniting the Goanna spirit once more.

Perth based rock sensations, SEAWITCH, featuring Fiona Horne of Def FX and Dave (Spiff) Hopkins of Hellmenn, are casting their spell on Victoria with three high profile shows this Halloween/Melbourne Cup Eve long weekend, to launch their debut album, Well Of Spells, out 21st October on Cheersquad Records.

In addition to appearances at the Do The Pop Festival in Port Campbell down the Great Ocean Road on October 29, and a guest spot with US band Stoner, featuring Brant Bjork  and Nick Oliveri of Kyuss and Queens of the Stoneage, on their sold out Gaso show on October 30Seawitch have announced they will be hosting their own HALLOWEEN ROCK’N’ROLL BALL at the Tote on October 31, which this year falls on the eve of the Melbourne Cup public holiday.

Joining Seawitch at the Rock’n’Roll Halloween Ball will be Melbourne inner city rock’n’roll mainstays HOSS, up & coming gorgeous gang ELECTRIC PURRS, and, fresh from the launch of her new book Sound As EverDJ JANE GAZZO.

As three-time Grammy-nominated hard rock quartet NOTHING MORE gear up to hit the road later this month alongside IN THIS MOMENT, the band have shared a fourth new track, “YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE MEANS,” from their upcoming album SPIRITS –  out October 14 and available for pre-order now.

The impassioned song examines what happens when one tries to make a one-sided relationship work with all-too-real lyrics— “I can’t sleep, I can’t eat, there’s no rest, there’s no peace”—which leads into frontman JONNY HAWKINS’ fervently belting out its chorus, “You don’t know what love means, and it’s killing me.” 

As three-time Grammy-nominated hard rock quartet NOTHING MORE gear up to hit the road later this month alongside IN THIS MOMENT, the band have shared a fourth new track, “YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT LOVE MEANS,” from their upcoming album SPIRITS –  out October 14 and available for pre-order now.

The impassioned song examines what happens when one tries to make a one-sided relationship work with all-too-real lyrics— “I can’t sleep, I can’t eat, there’s no rest, there’s no peace”—which leads into frontman JONNY HAWKINS’ fervently belting out its chorus, “You don’t know what love means, and it’s killing me.”