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ANGELS & AIRWAVES ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 'THE DREAM WALKER'  + ANIMATED SHORT FILM


The epic force that is Angels & Airwaves (Mr Tom Delonge from Blink 182 side project) have released details on their highly anticipated new album 'The Dream Walker' and an animated short film to go with it. 



On December 9 The Dream Walker  will be released for all AVA fans to endulge in.  The album has been written and recorded by Angels & Airwaves frontman Tom DeLonge and multi-instrumentalist Ilan Rubin (known for his work with Nine Inch Nails).

 'Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker'. The film is an official selection for the 2014 Toronto International Short Film Festival, and follows Poet, a Lucid Dreamer with rare abilities. As Poet journeys deeper into his vivid dream life, he meets Dream Walker, a guardian angel of dreams who protects him from the torment of a vicious Night Terror monster.  But when his nightmares break through into his waking life, Poet must face his demons to fulfil his destiny. 




 Sincerely, Grizzly 
announce new album details 
& launch shows !

Black Night Crash Records are proud to welcome Adelaide band, Sincerely, Grizzly and announce that their new albumHalves’ will be made available digitally and on LP on Friday November 14. They will be celebrating this with show wicked album launch shows ! 
 These guys have toured with acts such as Cloud Nothings, The Presidents of the United States of America and Japandroids.Sincerely, Grizzly have also played at Laneway Festival in 2013, (after winning the Triple J Unearthed competition), Big Day Out 2013 and BIGSOUND 2012.So, they are kind of becoming a big deal now and we couldn't be more stoked! Their style is a fusion of punk, indie, hardcore and alternative rock, blended all together to make one super tasty group. Album Launch show Details below:  Saturday 15th November 2014
The Metro, Adelaide - SA
w. Corpus (NSW) & Shivers

Friday 21st November 2014
Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne - VIC
w. Bad//Dreems & Dumb Punts

Thursday 4th December 2014
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney - NSW
w. Special Guests

Sincerely, Grizzly - Isaac 

SHARON VAN ETTEN
AUSTRALIAN TOUR ANNOUNCED

 

 

Mistletone have gladly announced the return of beautiful Brooklyn singer-songwriter SHARON VAN ETTEN and her stunning band. 
Sharon Van Etten will be in the country for Golden Plains Festival but has decided to release show sideshows. She will bring an effortlessly moving performance to her live shows that will blow you away.

 

 

 

 Her new album is titled ''Are We There' 

Many of the songs deal with seemingly impossible decisions, anticipation, and then resolution.She sings of the nature of desire, memory, of being lost, emptiness, of promises and loyalty, fear and change, of healing and the true self, violence and sanctuary, waiting, of silence.

 

All you Tour date details are below :

 

 

Mistletone, The Music, 2SER & Triple R present... 

SHARON VAN ETTEN
AUSTRALIAN TOUR - MARCH 2015

Sunday 1 March - Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW
With Jack Ladder & Heather Woods Broderick (USA)
Tickets from factorytheatre.com.au


Tuesday 3 March - The Hi-Fi, Melbourne VIC
With Tiny Ruins (NZ) & Heather Woods Broderick (USA)
Tickets from thehifi.com.au

 
Wednesday 4 March - The Zoo, Brisbane QLD
With Tiny Ruins (NZ) & Heather Woods Broderick (USA)
Tickets from zoo.oztix.com.au

Sunday 7 March - Golden Plains Festival, Meredith VIC
With
Parquet Courts, The Village People, DJ Shadow, First Aid Kit, Courtney Barnett & more.
More information at goldenplains.com.au

Tickets on sale 9am, Tuesday 28 October
Are We There is out now via Jagjaguwar / Inertia

Sharon Van Etten - "Taking Chances"



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
PARQUET COURTS 
ANNOUNCE GOLDEN PLAINS 
SIDESHOWS


 New York Band, Parquet Courts are bringing their baddest attitude to a city to you. The dudes have released Golden Plains sideshows . They have recently released their new album titled "Sunbathing Animal" early this year.
It's time to get your punk rock on and enjoy what these boys have to offer. With their electrifying guitar riffs and brutal lyrics they will hook you into a downward spiral of good punk rock you won't want to get out of.

Dates are below 

 Wed 3 March
Manning Bar
Sydney

Thu 4 March
The Zoo
Brisbane

Fri 6 March
The Hi-Fi (18+)
Melbourne
 

Parquet Courts "Black and White"


 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