NEWS: Peter Bibby announces Australian tour

photo by Tahlia Palmer
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.

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


NEW MUSIC: Infinity Broke – Only The Desert Grows


On the heels of last years superb debut LP River Mirrors Infinity Broke are gearing up to release the follow-up Before Before which was recorded during the same sessions as their debut. Here’s the first taste of the new record with the excellent first single ‘Only The Desert Grows’ which sounds like Neil Young and a psychobilly band playing a last stand at some sinister roadhouse.

The band will be playing a run of shows through May which will feature new drummer Hugh Deacon.

Thurs, May 14 – The Phoenix, Canberra, ACT
Fri, May 15 – The Tote, Melbourne, VIC
Sat, May 16 – The Metro, Adelaide, SA
Fri, May 22 – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD
Sat, May 30 – The Factory Floor, Sydney, NSW


NEWS: Jamie Hutchings retrospective tour



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.



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



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



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

(Afternoon show… Doors at 1.30 pm)

Trappist Afterland + J M S Harrison




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

+ Buddy Glass




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:

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

Fri 06-02 – MELBOURNE @ The Tote
Supported by Scott & Charlene’s Wedding, Hierophants, Pow Pow Kids

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!

Fri 13-02 – BRISBANE @ Crowbar
Supported by Woodboot, Tempura Nights, Eyes Ninety

Sat 14-02 – BYRON BAY @ The Great Northern 
Supported by Skeggs, White Lodge


Fri 20-02 – NEWCASTLE @ The Small Ballroom
The Gooch Palms and Straight Arrows
Supported by The Sufferjets, Raave Tapes

Sat 21-02 – SYDNEY @ Newtown Social Club
The Gooch Palms and Straight Arrows
Supported by Los Tones





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,
  • Adelaide @ Garden Of Unearthly Delights, Adelaide Fringe, Saturday 14 February 2015 – Tickets $49.90
  • Hobart @ Republic Bar, Sunday 15 February 2015 – Tickets: $35.00 + bf
  • Canberra @ Street Theatre, Wednesday 18 February 2015 – Tickets $49.00 Special Guest Peter Black (Hard-Ons)
  • Brisbane @ The Zoo, Thursday 19 February 2015 – Tickets: $44.00 + bf Special Guest Adalita
  • Gold Coast @ The Soundlounge, Friday 20 February 2015 – Tickets $38.00 + bf Special Guest Adalita
  • Sydney @ The Factory, Saturday 21 February 2015 – Tickets: $45.70 + bf Special Guest Adalita
  • Perth @ PIAF, The Festival Gardens, Monday 23 February 2015 – Special Guest to Mogwai
  • Perth @ PIAF, The Festival Gardens, Tuesday 24 February 2015 – Special Guest to Mogwai
  • Christchurch @ Dux Live, Thursday 26 February 2015 – Tickets $59.50 + bf
  • Wellington @ Bodega, Friday 27 February 2015 – Tickets $59.50 + bf
  • Auckland @ The Studio, Saturday 28 February 2015 – Tickets: $59.50 + bf

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


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.


NEW MUSIC: Bad//Dreems | Dumb Ideas


Bad//Dreems have nailed yet another great single with their new Mark Opitz (Angels, Rose Tattoo, Australian Crawl, Jimmy Barnes,INXS) produced single Dumb Ideas. Quiet/loud dynamics, raw vocals and slashing punk rock guitar abound. See them on their upcoming tour and grab the single on 7″. It’s officially out April 14th.

17th May – Exeter Hotel, Exeter SA
23rd May – Black Wire Records, Annandale NSW
24th May – Music Farmers, Wollongong NSW
31st May – Record Paradise, Brunswick VIC
7th June – Rockinghorse Records, Brisbane QLD

TOUR NEWS: The Golden Awesome announce Melbourne shows


Wellington, NZ band The Golden Awesome are heading to Melbourne for a handful of shows in October after they support Beach Fossils in their hometown later this month. If you’re a fan of dense, layered hypnotic rock music then you’ll want to get along and check them out. They continue the same psych lineage of bands like MBV, Lush, Ride and JAMC while also tipping their stylistic hat to New Zealand acts like Snapper (who they supported earlier in 2013) and Bailter Space. With a 2011 album Autumn under their belt the quartet have just released a video clip for the excellent title track.

23 September – Bodega, Wellington (w/ Beach Fossils)
10 October – Public Bar, Melbourne (w/ Encounter Group)
11 October – Gasometer, Melbourne (w/ Contrast, the Glaciers)