NEWS: Peter Bibby announces Australian tour

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photo by Tahlia Palmer

Fresh from a successful visit to SXSW Peter Bibby has announced a run of national dates through May. He’s also recently released the clip for ‘Goodbye Johnny’, one of the many highlights of last year’s Butcher/Hairstylist/Beautician LP which is now available in a limited run of vinyl at shows and via Spinning Top.

PETER BIBBY NATIONAL TOUR
Thurs 14th May // Newtown Social Club – Sydney
With The Dandelion 
 
Fri 15th May // Northcote Social Clubb – Melbourne
With Orlando Furious and Tanzer
 
Sat 16th May // The Ed Castle – Adelaide
Double headline with Nicholas Allbrook
 
Thur 21st May // Black Bear Lodge – Brisbane 
With Good Sports and Donny Love
 
Sun 24th May // Mojo’s Bar – Fremantle
With HAMJAM and Rabbit Island

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NEWS: Jamie Hutchings retrospective tour

 

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Twenty years is a good stretch in the music biz but damn it goes fast. It was two decades ago that Jamie Hutchings and Bluebottle Kiss released their debut album Higher Up The Firetrails. To celebrate two decades of fertile musical exploration with BBK, as a solo artist and more recently with Infinity Broke Hutchings is heading out on the aptly titled Careering Through The Wilderness 1995-2015 tour.

Drawing from six Bluebottle Kiss albums, three solo albums and two Infinity Broke albums Hutchings will be delving into the corners of his back catalogue in solo mode. Things kicked off in QLD on the weekend and head down to VIC this weekend and then onto NSW.

The second Infinity Broke album Before Before is out soon.

 

QUEENSLAND

Saturday, January 24th @ The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD

 

VICTORIA

Friday, January 30th @ Long Play, Melbourne, VIC ***SOLD OUT***

with special guests Single Twin + J M S Harrison

 

Saturday, January 31st @ The Bridge, Castlemaine, VIC

with special guests J M S Harrison + Sparrow and Spark

FACEBOOK EVENT 

 

Sunday, February 1st @ Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne VIC

(Afternoon show… Doors at 1.30 pm)

Trappist Afterland + J M S Harrison

Tickets FACEBOOK EVENT

 

NSW

Thursday, February 5th @ Django Bar, Marrickville, NSW

+ Buddy Glass

Tickets FACEBOOK EVENT 

 

 

LIVE REVIEW: The Clean @ Sydney Festival (19/01/15)

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The Clean are one of those bands that possesses a mythical aura about them. Across multiple decades they’ve remained an underground act yet they’re constantly being touted as an influence on a multitude of bands as each indie rock generation emerges. Their own influences – Velvet Underground, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Byrds, Can, 70s punk and post-punk – formed their sound and in the process posited them as worthy heirs at the junction of pop, rock and the avant garde.

5:15pm in a vaudevillian tent in the middle of a city park is a strange way to experience The Clean and it certainly took a handful of songs for a vibe and a communal rock n roll atmosphere to form. Once it did the trio of David and Hamish Kilgour and Robert Scott seemed to find their groove with some glorious and beatific moments.

It wasn’t all early hits for the 50 year olds, they dipped into their 2009 album Mister Pop for the catchy brilliance of ‘In The Dreamlife You Need A Rubber Soul’ and 1990’s Vehicle gave us ‘Drawing To A Whole’ but it was their best known songs that elicited the greatest response. The hypnotic and mesmerising psych gem ‘Point That Thing Somewhere Else, ‘Fish, ‘Anything Can Happen’ ‘Too Much Violence’, ‘Getting Older’, ‘Billy Two’ and the single encore of Tally Ho (devoid of its descending organ riff) all showed what a strong and diverse body of the work the group have produced across only a handful of albums.

There was stage banter aplenty with references to drugs, prime ministers, Palmerston North and roses. They seemed to be having fun playing together, Scott’s bass and Hamish Kilgour’s urgent drumming digging into menacing grooves beneath David Kilgour’s jangling pop strum and Crazy Horse-styled wig-outs. As tight as they often were every song either ground to a halt or unceremoniously yet fittingly collapsed in itself. A sign that they never sacrificed feel and ramshackle appeal for polish and soulless professionalism. The Clean are still The Clean. In their own words – Trapped In Amber.

Chris Familton

NEW MUSIC: The Gooch Palms – Trackside Daze

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The Gooch Palms are about to head back to the US of A for an an extensive tour including SXSW and to record album number two. Before they depart they’re treating us to a tour to coincide with the release of their new 7″ Trackside Daze which is out on Urinal Cake Records. Here’s the tripped-out hypercolour clip for the new single with tour dates below…

The tour sees them hitting the following locales:

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The Gooch Palms Australian Tour 2015
Presented by BIGwig, The Music and Future Popes 

Thurs 05-02 – HOBART @ The Brisbane Hotel
Supported by All The Weathers, Mess O’ Reds, Work Ethic
Tix: http://bit.ly/GP-Hobart

Fri 06-02 – MELBOURNE @ The Tote
Supported by Scott & Charlene’s Wedding, Hierophants, Pow Pow Kids
Tix: http://bit.ly/GP-Melb

Sat 07-02 – CANBERRA @ The Phoenix
With TV Colours, New Age Group, Thunderbolt City
Tix: $10 on door

Sun 08-02– WOLLONGONG @ Rad
Supported by The Pinheads, Solid Effort, PLUS FREE BBQ!
Tix: http://bit.ly/GP-Wol

Fri 13-02 – BRISBANE @ Crowbar
Supported by Woodboot, Tempura Nights, Eyes Ninety
Tix: http://bit.ly/GP-Bris

Sat 14-02 – BYRON BAY @ The Great Northern 
Supported by Skeggs, White Lodge
Tix: FREE ENTRY!

SURPRISE! DOUBLE HEADLINED SHOWS WITH STRAIGHT ARROWS:

Fri 20-02 – NEWCASTLE @ The Small Ballroom
The Gooch Palms and Straight Arrows
Supported by The Sufferjets, Raave Tapes
Tix: http://bit.ly/GP-New

Sat 21-02 – SYDNEY @ Newtown Social Club
The Gooch Palms and Straight Arrows
Supported by Los Tones
Tix: http://bit.ly/GP-Syd

 

 

NEWS: Glide tribute show for Melbourne feat. members of The Church, You Am I, Crow, Bluebottle Kiss and Even

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On Saturday Dec 20th a tribute to Sydney band Glide will be happening at The Workers Club in Melbourne. Like the excellent Sydney event a few months ago this will be an all-star show remembering the band’s singer, guitarist, songwriter William Arthur who passed away fifteen years ago.

Perfoming will be:

  • Steve Kilbey (The Church)
  • The Croons (early Glide lineup)
  • Jamie Hutchings (Bluebottle Kiss, Infinity Broke)
  • Peter Fenton (Crow)
  • Davey Lane (You Am I)
  • Ashley Naylor (Even)
  • Andy Kentler (last Glide member)
  • Paul McDonald (Charlie Horse, Glide)
  • JMS Harrison
  • The Void (Morning After Girls members)
  • D.A Calf
  • Sean Whelan

FACEBOOK EVENT

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NEWS: J MASCIS ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIA & NZ TOUR

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Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis has announced a full run of dates across Australia and New Zealand next February on the back of his album Tied To A Star. Read our review HERE

Tour Dates

  • Melbourne @ Melbourne Recital Centre, Friday 13 February 2015 – Tickets $44.00 + bf Special Guest Adalita www.melbournerecital.com.au,
  • Adelaide @ Garden Of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide Fringe, Saturday 14 February 2015 – Tickets $49.90 www.adelaidefringe.com.au
  • Hobart @ Republic Bar, Sunday 15 February 2015 – Tickets: $35.00 + bf moshtix.com.au
  • Canberra @ Street Theatre, Wednesday 18 February 2015 – Tickets $49.00 Special Guest Peter Black (Hard-Ons) thestreet.org.au
  • Brisbane @ The Zoo, Thursday 19 February 2015 – Tickets: $44.00 + bf Special Guest Adalita zoo.oztix.com.au
  • Gold Coast @ The Soundlounge, Friday 20 February 2015 – Tickets $38.00 + bf Special Guest Adalita soundlounge.com.au
  • Sydney @ The Factory, Saturday 21 February 2015 – Tickets: $45.70 + bf Special Guest Adalita  factorytheatre.com.au
  • Perth @ PIAF, The Festival Gardens, Monday 23 February 2015 – Special Guest to Mogwai www.perthfestival.com.au
  • Perth @ PIAF, The Festival Gardens, Tuesday 24 February 2015 – Special Guest to Mogwai www.perthfestival.com.au
  • Christchurch @ Dux Live, Thursday 26 February 2015 – Tickets $59.50 + bf  ticketek.co.nz
  • Wellington @ Bodega, Friday 27 February 2015 – Tickets $59.50 + bf  ticketek.co.nz
  • Auckland @ The Studio, Saturday 28 February 2015 – Tickets: $59.50 + bf  ticketmaster.co.nz

NEWS: Jep and Dep announce debut album, tour and new single

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Sydney duo Jep and Dep have had quite the year beginning with an opening slot before Johnny Marr before going on to play shows with Matt Walker, Mia Dyson, Hatz Fitz and Cara, Kristen Hersh, Raised by Eagles, Tracey McNeil Band and Lindi Ortega as well as their own headline gigs across nearly every reputable venue in Sydney and other parts of the country.

Over at our Americana blog Post To Wire we said of the pair:

They’re a dark, folk-noir Johnny and June with a sound that might cast them serenading a saloon in a David Lynch directed spaghetti western.

Their first single was the mesmerising ‘Babe Come Down’ and now, ahead of the release of their debut LP Word Got Out on October 23rd, they’ve released the clip for new single ‘Granted’. The song is another gem, building swirling  romantic tension akin to Cave and Minogue before rich widescreen strings and cymbals swoon into view with grand elegance.

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NEWS: BIGSOUND 2014 announces first 80 acts

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BIGSOUND seems to get bigger each year and 2014 looks set to continue that growth with site expansion in Brisbane and 80+ acts on the first line-up announcement. The Fortitude Valley area where the event takes places will now also include venues like The Underdog, Crowbar, The Elephant and The New Globe as well as a new outdoor venue behind Brightside and Magic City.

BIGSOUND Live –  September 10-11th, tickets are available for $69+bf from OzTix (www.oztix.com.au)

Airling 
Alison Wonderland 
APES 
Ash Grunwald 
Avaberée 
BAD//DREEMS 
Banoffee 
Baptism of Uzi 
Blank Realm 
BONJAH 
Brad Butcher 
Caligula’s Horse 
Client Liaison 
Coach Bombay 
Crooked Colours 
D.D Dumbo 
Deep Sea Arcade 
Devon Sproule 
DMAs 
Ernest Ellis 
Eves 
Fieldings 
Flyying Colours 
Fractures 
Fraser A. Gorman 
Gold Fields 
Halfway 
Hayden Calnin 
HITS 
Holy Holy 
I’lls 
Indian Summer 
Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders 
Jane Tyrell 
Jess Ribeiro and the Bone Collectors 
Jesse Davidson 
Jimblah 
Karl S. Williams 
KINGSWOOD 
Klo 
KLP 
LANKS 
Left. 
L-FRESH The LION 
Lia Mice 
Little May 
Lime Cordiale 
LOWER SPECTRUM 
Luca Brasi 
LUCIANBLOMKAMP 
Lurch & Chief 
Major Leagues 
Mansionair 
Milwaukee Banks 
Morning Harvey 
Oisima 
Okenyo 
Olympic Ayres 
Orphans Orphans 
PACES 
Panama 
Pikelet 
REMI 
Ruby Boots 
Sampology ft. Tom Thum & Jordan Rakei 
Scenic 
Steve Smyth 
Step-Panther 
Stillwater Giants 
Sweet Jean 
Sydonia 
Teeth & Tongue 
The Bennies 
The Creases 
The Harpoons 
The Murlocs 
The Phoncurves 
The Tiger & Me 
Thelma Plum 
Thrupence 
Tin Sparrow 
Tkay Maidza 
Tully On Tully 
wordlife 
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