Category: Rock

Greek stoner rock/doom metal outfit The Same River have been making a name for themselves across Europe over the past few years. Now May 13th sees the release of their brand new album – titled The Weight Of The World.

The eight songs of the album embody the band’s love for heavy, rock-influenced psychedelic music. Lyrically, “Weight of the World” carries the band’s philosophical concerns about the decadence of human society filtered through the fears of an unknown world after this pandemic ends. Heraclitus, Albert Camus, Sigmund Freud, and many mythological aspects of our heritage (with a deeper meaning), such as Sisyphus and Prometheus, blend in a way and fulfills in rhymes what our vision for this world is about; solidarity, peace and understanding. 

This week the band sat down with Dave Griffiths to talk about the album. Take a listen here:

Multi-platinum UK rock icons The Darkness will be returning to Australia & New Zealand this October, playing shows in 
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Auckland & Wellington

Fans can access early bird tickets by signing up prior to pre-sale commencing here
Pre-sale starts Friday, May 13 at 11am local time.
General public tickets on sale Tuesday, May 17 at 11am local time.

Brimming with their trademark blazing guitar riffs and solos, soaring falsetto and immeasurable rock ‘n’ roll extravagance, The Darkness will be operating at their loosest and most extroverted frequency. 

Fans will be treated to new songs from the band’s new album Motorheart, along with slaying their award-winning, platinum-selling hit singles including ‘I Believe in a Thing Called Love’ and ‘Love Is Only A Feeling’– a true spectacle to behold. 

With over three million concert tickets sold worldwide, four Top Ten albums, two hundred million streams on Spotify, five Top Ten singles and numerous industry awards and having toured with giants including Queen, Guns N’ Roses, Black Sabbath, Def Leppard & KISS, The Darkness are one of the most successful rock bands of the modern era 

Many of The Darkness’ biggest songs are now staples of rock radio, sharing airtime with songs by their genetic forerunners, Queen, T-Rex and Cheap Trick. 

Justin Hawkins says of their imminent return, “Our last ill fated Antipodean excursion in 2020 was cruelly truncated. We’ve spent 2.5 years deflated. Our appetite for Rock has largely gone unsated. Well, for too long you have waited, to witness the atmosphere created, in the Uk, Ireland, Canada and the Unite Stated, by us, Rock’s most underrated. and I am truly elated to announce that we shall return in October to deliver our solid gold plated ROCK – see you there!”

Watch the Tour trailer video here
https://youtu.be/ju_CVyK8Zc0

‘MOTORHEART’
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND TOUR OCTOBER 2022 
 Wednesday, Oct 12: Forum, Melbourne
Friday, Oct 14: Astor, Perth
Saturday, Oct 15: Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Sunday, Oct 16:  Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Tuesday, Oct 18: Kambri, Canberra
Wednesday Oct 19: Tivoli, Brisbane
Friday, Oct 21: Hunter Lounge, Wellington
Saturday, Oct 22: Powerstation, Auckland 
Early Bird Ticket Pre-Sale Starts Friday, May 13 @ 11am Local Time
Sign Up Here

General Tickets On Sale From Tuesday, May 17 @ 11am Local Time
sbmpresents.com

One of the UK’s most enduring and best-loved bands THE CHARLATANS return to Australia for their 30th32nd anniversary tour.

Their set list includes – The Only One I Know, Jesus Hairdo, Sproston Green, Then, Weirdo, Can’t Get Out of Bed, One to Another, North Country Boy, How High, Plastic Machinery, Love is the Key, Just Thinkin’ Things Over, Blackened Blue Eyes, I Never Want an Easy Life + More

In a remarkable and genre bursting career, indie-legends THE CHARLATANS have notched up thirteen Top 40 studio albums. The rollercoaster highs have been accompanied by some shattering lows, any which one of them could have felled a less resilient band, from nervous breakdowns to near bankruptcy and the deaths of two founder members.

Somehow, they have not just carried on but adapted and transformed many times over the years. The classic Charlatans sound – driving Hammond organ, Northern Soul and house-influenced rhythms, swaggering guitars and Tim Burgess’s sunny yet somehow yearning vocal – is instantly recognizable.

And in spite of everything they have been through their music is now more relevant than ever, The Guardian described their most recent album ‘Different Days’ (2017) as “one of their best ever”.

During the pandemic, Tim Burgess was hosting album listening parties on Twitter which culminated in a best-selling book, The Listening Party.

The concept is simple. At a set time, you press play on the selected album and the band then live tweets along to the record, giving fans an insight into the chosen LP.

Everyone from Oasis to Iron Maiden and Kylie Minogue to Paul McCartney has taken part.

However, it’s back to the ‘day job’ for THE CHARLATANS front man when he returns to Australia with Martin Blunt, Mark Collins and Tony Rogers to play the indie hits which have defined their astounding 32-year career.

THE CHARLATANS have seen off Madchester and Britpop and made music that’s stood the test of time. That along with their amazing live shows have cemented them a passionate and loyal following that has given them lasting success… ‘simply a quality band with a great back catalogue, great current stuff and phenomenal live musicians.’

“It’s full capacity in here, it’s rammed, everyone’s jumping, dancing and feeling the magical vibes this band create.” Allmusic Magazine

THE CHARLATANS October 2022 Australian Tour Dates

Saturday 8th October SYDNEY, Manning Bar

Tuesday 11th October ADELAIDE, The Gov

Thursday 13th October BRISBANE, The Triffid

Friday 14th October, MELBOURNE, The Croxton

Saturday 15th October PERTH, Rosemount Hotel

Presale: Tuesday 10th May, 12pm Local   
On Sale: Wednesday 11th May, 12pm Local

Tickets From: https://metropolistouring.com/the-charlatans-2022/

In these times of disease and flood and gruelling election speak there can be only one remedy: rock ’n roll! And who better to deliver that than Sunnyboys

The fab four of Jeremy, Richard, Pete and Bil will emerge from the gloom to deliver a handful of low fuss, no frills, hi-energy rock ’n roll across a three states this winter, reminding us of better days and sunnier times to come.

“Closing the main set with I’m Shakin’, Sunnyboys left everything they had on the stage, pushing themselves to the limits even coming out onto the front speaker stacks for a shred.” gclive.me

“The Sunnyboys were meant to be heard live and their re-emergence was the greatest thing to happen in Australian music since Wave Aid (benefit concert for the Asian Tsunami).” – Weekend Notes.

When they last toured in 2020 Sunnyboys chose the salubrious surrounds of Taronga Zoo, Melbourne’s Forum and the like; this time though, the band will get down and sweaty playing intimate venues more akin to their breakout year of 1981. 

Melbourne pop-rockers Even will join the fun in Sydney and Melbourne while former Screaming Tribesman frontman Mick Medew will bring his Mesmerisers to Brisbane and Byron Bay. All shows are on-sale tomorrow (May 6) via feelpresents.com

Get up front and personal this winter with Sunnyboys. 

SUNNYNOYS ON TOUR JULY 2022FRI JULY 1 FACTORY THEATRE, SYDNEY with Even
SAT JULY 9 THE CORNER, MELBOURNE with Even & Little Murders
FRI JULY 15 THE NORTHERN BYRON BAY with Mick Medew & The Mesmerisers
SAT JUL !6 PRICESS THEATRE, BRISBANE with Mick Medew & The Mesmerisers

All shows on-sale tomorrow (May 6) via feelpresents.com

This week on Subculture we were joined by Paul Martin from Devilskin to chat about the band’s upcoming Australian tour.

Take a listen to the full interview below: