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Future Music has successfully done what many have attempted to do - get Drake to Australia.

An hour before the first round line up was announced , Future Music dropped a heavy hint that the Canadian MC will be appearing at the festival on twitter with a picture of Drake's OVO Owl.  

Drake's broad and diverse catalogue of hits guarantees that his set will be one to remember. 




Crowd favourites Avicii and The Prodigy will be returning as headliners after appearing in 2013. Martin Garrix will also be returning to our shores after his successful appearance this year.


Scroll down for details and the full Line up



Tickets are on sale from Thursday 30th October 2014 here 

Acts Announced: 
Drake
Avicii
the Prodigy 
Afrojack
Martin Garrix 
Nero 
Example
Die Antwoord
Sigma
2 Chainz
Kiesza
Tchami
Blasterjaxx
Robin Schultz 
Klingande 
Gorgon City 
Carnage 
Bassjackers
Yellow Claw
Throttle
Cocoon presents Sven Vath 
Art Department 
Apollonia
Dan Ghenacia 
Dyed Soundorom 

+ More to be announced

Dates:
1st March 2015 - HBF Arena - Joondalup, WA
7th March 2015 - Brisbane Showgrounds - Bowen Hills, QLD
8th March 2015 - Flemington Racecourse - Flemington, VIC
9th March 2015 - Royal Randwick Racecourse - Randwick, NSW
 INTERVIEW:
 We have a chat to on
THIS WILD LIFE 
(article/interview by James Frith)

Kevin Jordan and Anthony Del Grosso are the two talented Californian’s that make up the acoustic duo This Wild Life. Their sound is a cross between the pop-punk sound they grew up with and a mature acoustic approach to their craft. With an infectiously angelic voice, truthful lyrics and beautiful guitar arrangements, This Wild Life are not to be missed. . Speaking via phone call, I had the opportunity to ask singer Kevin Jordan a few questions.

How did your songwriting process change when moving away from pop punk to a purely acoustic style?

I think it’s generally the same, we still write the music before the vocals. I think what probably changed the most is the lyric and melody writing process. With the vocals, being as there isn’t a whole lot to hide behind with acoustic music, you have to put a little bit more thought into what you’re saying and how you’re saying it. Everything comes across, you can pretty much understand every word that I’m saying. So I guess I just, for me I pay a little closer attention to the lyric writing process.


Where do find inspiration for your lyrics?

I try to only write about personal experience. I’m okay with other people writing songs if they’re just making stuff up, or writing about other people, but for me personally it would feel weird to write about something that isn’t honest. So I only write from stuff that is personal experience.

What are your feelings towards your debut Soundwave tour?

Yeah we’re super excited! We went over there (Australia) in April with a guy named Jonny Craig, and I mean we felt like we were lucky just to be there for a couple of weeks. While we were over there we talked to the labels president of Australia for Epitaph Records and he mentioned that he had pitched us for Soundwave. We had never been to Australia before that, but of course I’ve known about Soundwave for a long time, because every year I saw that lineup and just wished that I could go there and see it. And I mean as a fan it would be incredible to go, because there’s always so many good bands on the line up. So he mentioned pitching us for the tour then and we were just happy to have our names on the bill.

How do you find the Australian crowds hold up against else where in the world?

You know the only international touring that we’ve done has been in Australia and the UK, and it’s really not all that different, than it is here in the States. We feel at home being in Australia and in the UK.

How did the signing to such a legendary label Epitaph, come about?

Last year in August we were in the studio with a producer named Aaron Marsh and while we were there they just kinda reached out to us after we an acoustic cover of a Bring Me the Horizon song that kinda went viral. They contacted us and wanted to hear what we were working on. So we sent them some demos of the album we were working on and they basically signed us before even hearing the record.

Your most successful song is arguably your cover of Sleepwalker by Bring Me The Horizon, which currently sitting at over 5 million YouTube views, and made it onto Cloudless. What was it about this song that drew you to cover it?

Well first of all when I heard the record I just thought that the whole album was really really incredible and all of the songs I kinda heard this underlying melody. Especially in Sleepwalker, I heard this beautiful melody being screamed you know? And I just thought to myself that it would be really neat to do an acoustic version of our own. We were actually in the studio at the time and we just threw it together and filmed it ourselves and we had no idea it would be such a big change in our careers. It’s really shocking that it did so well, so quickly.

What was the inspiration for the video clip for “Over It”

We actually ended up getting some scripts to make a music video, we didn’t actually come up with that idea ourselves. That was the first time that we’ve let someone else take the reigns on a project before. But when we saw the treatment of it we just thought it was a really good representation of the song that we wrote and we just kinda gave the director creative control. If you’ve seen it, we’re barely in the music video, which is awesome because I mean, we don’t know how to fucking act!

Is there any chance of an Australian headline tour or Sideshows
Yeah we’re doing two Sidewaves while we’re there but we don’t know who we’re playing with yet. So Fall Out Boy if you’re listening, let us play with you!

Do you know which cities you’ll be playing?
You know I’m not sure, we didn’t get much info. I didn’t know what the lineup for Soundwave was until they announced it. So we’re in the same boat as everybody else, we’re excited to come down.


If you’re going to Soundwave make sure you check your timetable and get down to see these incredible musicians, and stay tuned for information about their upcoming Sidewave shows.

Soundwave 2015 full line up and details here !

You can check out their rad cover of ‘Sleepwalking’ below.


 THIS WILD LIFE - SLEEPWALKING

SPOON
 ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN 
HEADLINE TOUR 2015
photographer credit: Tom Hines
Last here in 2010 for Groovin' the Moo festival we are excited to announce that the rockin' dudes in SPOON have announced an Australian headlining tour for 2015!  They have gained some well deserved praise from music lovers all around the world for their captivating style and wicked tunes.
They have been rated Artist Of The Decade (the best-reviewead band - on average - for the 2000s) by the aggregation site Metacritic, return this time is in support of their latest and greatest album They Want My Soul which has received raving reviews !
 

They are definitely one band you do not want to miss out on !

Tickets for all shows on sale from today, Tuesday 21st October.
They Want My Soul - is out now via Spunk


Tour Details are below:

Tuesday 10th February: Brisbane, Hi-Fi

Tickets $55.00 + bf from thehifi.com.au, phone 1300 THE HIFI or in person at all Oztix outlets. 

 
Wednesday 11th February: Melbourne, The Forum
Tickets $63.20 inc fees (credit card fees may apply) from ticketmaster.com.au, phone 1300 111 011 or in person at all Ticketmaster outlets. 
 
Saturday 14th February: Sydney, Metro
Tickets $57.00 + bf (transaction and credit card fees may apply) from themetrotheatre.com.auticketek.com.au, phone 9550 3666 or in person at the venue and all Ticketek outlets. 



SPOON - "DO YOU" 
 We went to SOULFEST on the weekend ! Read our thoughts

 (photograph by Kristy (Wickeddchildd)


When Soulfest announced that they were bringing a festival dedicated to neo-soul, many people had questions. Would it work? Australia's festival scene has been on decline in recent years. Also, was Australia ready for a festival featuring the very best of Soul and Hip hop?

Yesterday was a clear sign that Australia is ready for Soulfest.

The morning started with a hiccup. The Spotify stage featuring local talent was cancelled due to logistical issues. The festival dealt with this efficiently and offered refunds to anyone who was left disappointed. Even though it was a shame that we didn't get to see the local artists, that disappointment was short-lived.

The fact of the matter is, Soulfest presented Melbournians with not only a well organised festival, but one with great vibes everywhere. We've attended many festivals and events, but yesterday was a unique experience. It was incredible to see such a diverse group of people come together and have a good time. Everything, including the food, was perfect.

Each artist brought something different to the event. Angie Soul brought class and sass to the stage. Aloe Blacc opened up with the crowd favourite 'I need a Dollar'. I can't remember seeing a single person sitting throughout his entire set. D'Angelo and Maxwell continued to bring impeccable soul throughout the night.

Our stand out artist of the day was Common. Despite the event only being a boutique festival, he brought enough energy as if he was playing at the MCG down the road. He is the master of flow, and reaffirmed why he is one of the greatest MC's to ever create hip hop. His set was a combination of his conscious hip hop flows as well as a few bangers to get the crowd moving. During 'Come Close', he serenaded a lucky young lady from the crowd.

Mos Def also brought his intelligent hip hop to the festival-goers brilliantly. When much of hip hop has turned pretentious and over produced, Mos Def proved why stellar word play and words with meaning reign superior.

Soulfest proved to be a world class festival. Hopefully next year is just as special, we know it will be.

(Written by Amy Smolcic)
PHOTO GALLERY: 
SOULFEST MELBOURNE 2014
(Photographs by Kristy(Wickeddchildd )
ANGIE STONE
 MUSIQ SOULCHILD
 ALOE BLACC
 COMMON
 YASIIN BAY (AKA MOS DEF)
 D'ANGELO
MAXWELL
(we sadly missed out on Anthony Hamilton & Leela James)





 MAGIC BONES 
release a wicked new song and trippy new and video for
 'Anytime Anywhere'

https://www.facebook.com/themagicbones
Here's a band that will get you moving and ah groovin' Magic Bones are a Melbourne based band who bring influences from 70's rock and 80's new wave missed with a generous punch of garage punk.


Magic Bones have been likened to bands such as The Clash, Buzzcocks, The Saints, Black Mountain, Blondie, The B-52s and The Eagles of Death Metal to raddness OVERLOAD!Their new track 'Anytime Anywhere' has just dropped with a trippy video that will blow your mind with psychedelic goodness.You can listen to it now !MAGIC BONES - ANYTIME, ANYWHERE
  They are also supporting British India on their current Australian tour!All Details are below.National Tour Dates:
MELBOURNE – Fri 24 OCT - Chelsea Heights Hotel *
MELBOURNE – Sat 25 OCT - Corner Hotel *
GOLD COAST – Fri 31 OCT - The Sound Lodge *
BRISBANE – Sat 1 NOV - The Zoo *
SYDNEY – Fri 7 NOV - Oxford Art Factory
SYDNEY – Fri 14 NOV - Oxford Art Factory *
ADELAIDE – Sat 22 NOV - Governor Hindmarsh *
MELBOURNE – Fri 5 DEC – Boney
*supporting British India
  
 MILLIONS ANNOUNCE 'FOR YOUR LEISURE & PLEASURE' AUS TOUR

 Brisbane lads, Millions will be bringing their fun pop vibes to a city near you! You might recognize their name or have seen them before, hence why you should be super stoked about this announcement.Millions have recently released their lovely crafted album Max Relaxand are now set to hit the road again for their 'For Your Leisure & Pleasure' tour, if the tour name hasn't already been seductive for your, wait until you listen to them live, it will surely make you want to check them out.. All your details on how to purchase tickets are below !MILLIONS - CLEMENTINE  Triple j, Select Music & Stop Start present
MILLIONS FOR YOUR LEISURE & PLEASURE TOUR
(with special guests High-tails)

FRI 21 NOV – PIRIE SOCIAL CLUB, ADELAIDE
Tickets avail from: www.moshtix.com.au

SAT 22 NOV – NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, MELBOURNE
Tickets avail from: www.northcotesocialclub.com

SUN 23 NOV – GASOMETER, MELBOURNE (U18)
Tickets avail from: www.oztix.com.au

WED 26 NOV – BEACH ROAD HOTEL, BONDI
Free Entry

THU 27 NOV – TRANSIT BAR, CANBERRA
Tickets avail from: www.moshtix.com.au

FRI 28 NOV – RAD, WOLLONGONG
Tickets avail from: www.oztix.com.au

SAT 29 NOV – NEWTOWN SOCIAL CLUB, SYDNEY
Tickets avail from: www.newtownsocialclub.com

FRI 05 DEC – BRIGHTSIDE, BRISBANE
Tickets avail from: www.oztix.com.au

SAT 06 DEC – GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON BAY
Tickets avail from: www.moshtix.com.au

SUN 07 DEC – ALHAMBRA LOUNGE, BRISBANE (U18)
Tickets avail from: www.moshtix.com.au

FRI 12 DEC – COSMIC DOLPHIN @ ELSEWHERE, GOLD COAST
Tickets avail from: www.oztix.com.au

SUN 14 DEC – THE LAIR, SYDNEY (U18)
Tickets avail from: www.metrotheatre.com.au

MILLIONS | DEBUT ALBUM “MAX RELAX” IS OUT NOW!
POND 
Announce New Album 
& New Video For

 'Elvis' Flaming Star'



“Pond, an Australian rock band, toppled the stateliness of Britpop anthems into psychedelic turbulence, melting down grandiose riffs or pushing them toward screaming tantrums.” -
 New York Times

Formed in 2008, Perth band POND are becoming a household name with their psychedilc goodness. They have just announced dates for their new album 'Man It Feels Like Space Again' and is set to be their most striking release yet. This will be the bands 6th Studio album and is set to be released 23th of January 2015 in Australia




They are also added to the sick lineup for ST JEROME'S LANE WAY FESTIVAL 2015 

They have also released a new music video for new groovy track 'Elvis' Flaming Star'
Watch it now below !

POND - ELIVIS' FLAMING STAR

AXE GIRL 
announce new 
ALBUM & AUS TOUR !


Let us introuduce you to Pop Punk trio Axe Girl. This band offer a tounge-in-check attitude that is badass and is filled with raving riffs, catchy tunes and ultimate ruthlessness. 

It's Pop Punk done well ! We are hooked! With the help of their devoted fans the band had gained funds to help produce this wicked record. 

Their self titled album is set to be realesased on the 7th of November. With this comes the excitig news of their national tour!




You can catch this ultimate duo live on their national tour !

Dates are stated below ! 


Wednesday, 12th November 2014
Frankie's Pizza - Sydney NSW
Thursday, 13th November 2014
Front Bar and Cafe - Canberra ACT
Friday, 14th November 2014
Music Man Megastore - Bendigo VIC
Saturday, 15th November 2014
The Reverence Hotel - Footscray VIC
Sunday, 16th November 2014
The Exchange - South Yarra VIC
Wednesday, 19th November 2014
Lass O'Gowrie - Newcastle NSW


Thursday, 20th November 2014

Worlds End Hotel - Adelaide SA
Friday, 21st November 2014
Mojo’s Bar - Fremantle WA
Saturday, 22nd November 2014
Four5Nine Bar - Perth WA


AXE GIRL 'Give Me Your Tee Shirt'


ALITHIA
Announce National Tour ! 

Melbourne astral rockers Alithia have announced a National Tour!
They are deffinately no strangers to touring having this tour being their 6th one, however this doesn't mean that they are just going to preform a standard gig, oh no , this is one band that will show you their experience and will show you an exploration of post-rock and psychedelic tunes to deffinately please your mind if you dig that style. 




Their new album 'To The Edge Of Time' has shown a semi difference in style. Their new album shows a tone of contrast. There's beautifully gentle vocals within the album, it provides musical expression that is ruthless and grooves that are soothing and mind blowing, which shows the confidence in their musical delivery.

Alithia have released an ace new single titled 'Here I Am' and a video is set to be released on November 15th.

All your Alithia tour dates are below !


‘To the Edge of Time’ is available now on itunes.


ALITHIA NOV/DEC 2014 Australian Tour Dates:



November 15 – Melbourne, VIC / Esplanade Hotel Front Bar

w/ Sydonia and Mass Sky Raid


November 21 – Perth, WA / Amplifier Bar

w/ Chaos Divine, Tempest Rising, Bury The Heard


November 28  Brisbane, QLD / Beetle Bar

w/ Love Hate Rebellion, Rise Overrun, Tusk, Lunar Seasons


December 13 – Sydney, NSW / The Bald Faced Stag

w/ Sydonia, Meniscus, Red Bee


December 14 – Canberra, ACT / Transit Bar

w/ Tundrel and TBA


December 20 – Adelaide / World’s End Bar

w/ The Overview Effect

 ALITHIA - ‘THIRTEEN REVELATIONS’

FOO FIGHTERS
 release new track 
'Something From Nothing' 
from Sonic Highways 


(https://www.facebook.com/foofighters/photos/)

Fooey' fans rejoice, a new Foo Fighters song has dropped. The song is apart of the release of their highly anticipated album 'Sonic Highways'. The song shows a diverse range of modern rock features, with an organic yet funky twist from their older work, however it still sticks to what they are about and thats rocking the hell out! Its a belter and a great head bangin track.

Sonic Highways will be available Worldwide November 10th.

Listen to it now ! 

FOO FIGHTERS - SOMETHING FROM NOTHING

Going to a rock concert for the first time? 
never fear we are here to help !
Now if you are freaking out because it is your first time going to a concert here are some tips we have for you on how you can optimize your spectator experience. Take them however you will, use them , abuse them LEARN from them.

1. If you are planning on moshing ladies, don't wear heels:

 Lindsey Wixson falls at Versace

No matter how great your legs look in those heels you will not feel so great after your moshing experience. The best thing about wearing heels in a mosh pit would only be that you can be taller then that tall guy that is always right at the front of the mosh pit so everyone behind him can admire how amazing his back is. But that's about it really.

2. If you clap at the wrong time IT IS OKAY, don't freak out.



You are going to a concert with a friend and you don't know any of the artists music. You are grooving along, everyone is clapping to the beat then shit, you are the only one clapping. The answer is simple, you pretend you are just loving what your are hearing by clapping for a couple more times then show the people around you your having the best time by raising your hands or dancing your heart out and scream 'wwwoo!'. That will show those people you love that band playing that song that is totally your favorite for sure.

3. Don't try and push to the front for the barrier, it ain't gonna happen.


Will will discover that the people that started lining up at about 6am 2 days before the concert are highly more likely they are going to get the barrier. They are tired, they probably have hemorrhoids from sitting on concrete for so long and they are on a mission to grab onto that barrier. Now you come along and say to your friend 'Hey! lets try and get the front'.  Lets call the Ned (the one wanting the barrier). Ned ain't going to be happy that you have just come in and you are trying to push them out from the front. Ned ain't going nowhere ! Ned will get angry and Ned will probably kick your ass after the show. So don't piss off Ned, you will have a bad time.

4. Don't take a backpack into the venue/moshpit


Now, if you take a backpack to a concert, especially a popular one you will immediately regret it. It is like carrying a baby around the whole time. Baby isn't at the concert, baby is at home probably sleeping and pooping everywhere, you don't need that. Yeah you might want to bring your fold out chair for the hangs before anyone is playing and you will probably need to bring a hairdryer and a towel for after if you get all sweaty and want to dry up quicker but other then that, leave the back pack at home.

5. Couples - take notes


Just for the courtesy of all your fellow concert-goers please don't just hug the whole time. Dance with each other and make it fun, there is nothing like a couple next to you when you are single and trying to have a boogie and your both just standing their smiling at each other. Yes, we are jealous and wish that were us but you don't need to rub it in guys, we just want to dance out our sadness away and are hoping to attract someone with our lovely animal like dance moves.

6. Cameras/phones...I think you know where we are going with this one...

Take a photo to show people where you are and who you are seeing so they know you have a life, sure! Go for it. Take a selfie with you and your friends to show people you have friends and you guys actually go do cool things together, great ! Plan on filming your own live music dvd so you can watch it at home later and show everyone on your badass projector. Nahhh. You are there to experience what the musician has to offer, if they wanted a live dvd made they would have done it themselves so then you can at least get some awesome vision of them looking sexy and not grainy.

7. Go nuts !

You are there, you paid money, go there and just have the best time of your life ! You have alot more fun and the musician will love you for it and so will everyone else. Set the vibe and you all will have a killer time. WIN WIN.