TOUR NEWS: Suzie Stapleton returns to Australia

Sydney-born alternative artist Suzie Stapleton is heading to Australia in March for a long awaited homecoming tour. This is Stapleton’s first time back to Oz since relocating from Melbourne to London in 2015. Over the past three years she has been captivating UK & European audiences with her electric live performances, midnight vocal, and guitar-driven noir soundscapes whilst touring with artists such as Mark Lanegan, … Continue reading TOUR NEWS: Suzie Stapleton returns to Australia

SONIC KICKS: J M S Harrison

James Harrison is a busy musical man. When he’s not writing, recording and performing solo or with bands Charm and Old Etiquettes he’s putting together great bills for tribute shows (Bowie, The Smiths, PJ Harvey). He’s about to release his debut solo LP Tales Surround The Lighthouse Lamp and to celebrate that he’s heading up the Hume to play a show at The Vanguard on Friday, April 8th … Continue reading SONIC KICKS: J M S Harrison

NEWS: Thee Oh Sees Announce Australian Tour

Thee Oh Sees have announced they’ll be returning to Australia in January for a run of shows on the back of their latest album Mutilator Defeated At Last along with a brand new lineup consisting of John Dwyer (vocals, guitar), Timothy Hellman (bass) and double drummers, Ryan Moutinho and Dan Rincon. They’re also releasing a new limited edition deluxe vinyl pressing of Mutilator Defeated At Last on November 20th. You can pre-order the release HERE Continue reading NEWS: Thee Oh Sees Announce Australian Tour

NEWS: PVT Announce First Australian Headline Shows In Two Years

PVT have just reissued their album Make Me Love You on its tenth anniversary and they’ve just announced they’ll be playing two headline shows to make said anniversary. The Make Me Love You – 10th Anniversary Edition is out now on limited edition 180 gram clear vinyl with original art, as well as digital release. As a bonus you can also get You Make Me Love – B-Sides & Demos … Continue reading NEWS: PVT Announce First Australian Headline Shows In Two Years

NEWS: Peter Bibby announces Australian tour

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 … Continue reading NEWS: Peter Bibby announces Australian tour

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

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

TOUR NEWS: Nick Cave announces solo 2014 Australia & New Zealand Tour

Nick Cave has today announced he’ll be heading back to Australia and New Zealand in November and December for a run of solo theatre shows backed by a small ensemble of musicians. Cave has been quoted as saying “The aim is to try to create a unique show for Australia – something special and out of the ordinary.” Tour Dates November 27 & 28 – … Continue reading TOUR NEWS: Nick Cave announces solo 2014 Australia & New Zealand Tour

WATCH: Mark Moldre | Where Will I Be?

Mark Moldre has released the second single from his recent sophomore solo album An Ear To The Earth and it is accompanied by a very cool black & white clip steeped in gallows humour and a distinct old-Australia rural feel. I love the gang backing vocals on Where Will I Be?, make sure you check out the rest of the album (listen and buy on … Continue reading WATCH: Mark Moldre | Where Will I Be?

WATCH: Jen Cloher | Mount Beauty

 Jen Cloher has a new album In Blood Memory due out early in 2013 and here’s the first taste of how it will sound. Mount Beauty shifts from tender folk tinged pop beginnings to a swinging, swagger of a rock song with a bunch of country flavours added into the mix. You can download a free MP3 of Mount Beauty here Jen Cloher and Courtney … Continue reading WATCH: Jen Cloher | Mount Beauty

SONIC KICKS | Albums That Shaped Me

Ahead of the release of his long awaited debut album Breaking Hearts and Saving Souls on August 1st, Roland K Smith of Roland K Smith & the Sinners takes us through some of the albums that shaped his musical life. The band will be doing a run of dates to celebrate the release of the album, check the details at the end of this post… The first album … Continue reading SONIC KICKS | Albums That Shaped Me