Full Tilt Festival Reschedules The Melbourne Edition

Full Tilt Festival Reschedules The Melbourne Edition

Full Tilt Festival

Reschedules

The Melbourne Edition


It’s another crushing blow but due to the Covid-19 extended lockdown in Victoria and current density restrictions for outdoor concerts we have been left with no choice but to reschedule the Melbourne leg of Full Tilt which was to take place on Saturday 3 July at Coburg Velodrome.

 

We are thrilled to announce that almost all the artists originally announced will be able to make the new date. We would like to thank all fans for your support and understanding during these difficult times and we appreciate your patience through the uncertainty of the past few weeks. Thy Art Is Murder are not available for the new date but we are stoked to announce Tasmanian Death metal overlords Psycroptic are stepping up to fill the void! Can’t wait to see you in the pit!

 

The new rescheduled date is Saturday 23 October at Reunion Park, Burnley. The brand new venue for Full Tilt will be under massive Big Tops providing an incredible experience for fans. All tickets remain valid for the new date and venue and a warning for fans there are under 100 tickets left to sell! For fans travelling from other cities and can’t make the new date, we are happy to transfer your Melbourne ticket to any Full Tilt city of your choice.

 

FULL TILT FESTIVAL
SATURDAY 23 OCTOBER NEW DATE!
MELBOURNE, REUNION PARK, BURNLEY

LINE-UP:
NORTHLANE | HANDS LIKE HOUSES | IN HEARTS WAKE | FRENZAL RHOMB
LUCA BRASI | SLOWLY SLOWLY | MAKE THEM SUFFER | PSYCROPTIC | PRESS CLUB
ALPHA WOLF | THORNHILL | YOURS TRULY | THE BENNIES | DROWN THIS CITY

SATURDAY 7 AUGUST, 2021
BRISBANE, EATON’S HILL OUTDOORS – 18+ 

LINE-UP:
NORTHLANE | HANDS LIKE HOUSES | IN HEARTS WAKE | FRENZAL RHOMB | THY ART IS MURDER | LUCA BRASI
SLOWLY SLOWLY | MAKE THEM SUFFER | PRESS CLUB
ALPHA WOLF | THORNHILL | YOURS TRULY | THE BENNIES | RELIQA | CLOSURE

 

SATURDAY 31 JULY
SYDNEY, BELLA VISTA FARM, BELLA VISTA – 18+

LINE-UP:
NORTHLANE | HANDS LIKE HOUSES | IN HEARTS WAKE | FRENZAL RHOMB
THY ART IS MURDER | LUCA BRASI | SLOWLY SLOWLY | MAKE THEM SUFFER | PRESS CLUB
ALPHA WOLF | THORNHILL | REDHOOK | THE BENNIES | CLOSURE

 

SATURDAY 17 JULY
ADELAIDE, ADELAIDE SHOWGROUND – 18+

LINE-UP:
NORTHLANE | HANDS LIKE HOUSES | IN HEARTS WAKE | FRENZAL RHOMB
THY ART IS MURDER | LUCA BRASI | SLOWLY SLOWLY | MAKE THEM SUFFER
….AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED


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PURPLE DISCO MACHINE UNLEASHES ‘PLAYBOX’ THE THRILLING NEXT CHAPTER OF HIS DISCO-HOUSE ODYSSEY

PURPLE DISCO MACHINE UNLEASHES ‘PLAYBOX’ THE THRILLING NEXT CHAPTER OF HIS DISCO-HOUSE ODYSSEY

PURPLE DISCO MACHINE

UNLEASHES

PLAYBOX

THE THRILLING NEXT CHAPTER OF HIS DISCO-HOUSE ODYSSEY


 

With three extraordinary singles having made their way into the ether, Dresden based disco megastar Purple Disco Machine has kept his fans grooving throughout this past year – providing a huge ray of sunshine as we need it most. Already a globally renowned producer, having been a staple of the dance music scene since 2011, Purple Disco Machine has quickly become a household name with the success of his international hit singles ‘Hypnotized feat.

 

Sophie and the Giants’ and more recently ‘Fireworks feat. Moss Kena & The Knocks’.

‘Hypnotized’ became an anthem the world over, having been streamed over 290 million times across platforms, whilst going triple Platinum in Italy, Poland and Switzerland, with the carefree stylings of ‘Fireworks’ quickly following suit with over 45 million streams to date, whilst dominating airwaves across Europe, hitting #1 in the airplay charts across Italy and Germany, and recently reaching a new global Shazam peak of #41.

 

Today, the German talent leads a rallying call to his disco army of super fans across the globe, with the release of his new single ‘Playbox’, a vibrant, high energy, disco-house treat that marks yet another exciting chapter of his sophomore album release.

 

 

 

 

The single is to be accompanied by an extraordinary video illustrated and animated by Juppi Juppsen, and Mathias Lemaitre Sgard, who created a vibrant homage to classic science-fiction, cyberpunk, retro-futurism spiced up with disco influences for ‘Playbox’. In the clip, Tino, in the form of a space superhero, and his female droid search for an ancient artefact which is said to hold the essence of music and, therefore, possess unimaginable power.

 

With just shy of 900 million streams across his catalogue to date, and over 9 million monthly listeners on Spotify, Purple Disco Machine continues to live up to the hype of #2 Beatport Artist of All Time. With a succession of notable remixes for Dua Lipa, Mark Ronson, Foals, Calvin Harris, Fatboy Slim, Sir Elton John, Royal Blood, Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande, Duke Dumont, and Diplo & SIDEPIECE, coupled with his own dominating originals ‘Body Funk’, ‘Dished (Male Stripper)’, and ‘Devil In Me feat Duane Harden & Joe Killington’ from his debut album SoulmaticPurple Disco Machine continues to innovate and elevate at every turn.

 

Purple Disco Machine’s new single ‘Playbox’ is out now on Sweat It Out.

 

 


 

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KYE returns with ‘Gold’ featuring Sampa The Great + 18YOMAN

KYE returns with ‘Gold’ featuring Sampa The Great + 18YOMAN

KYE

returns with

Gold

featuring Sampa The Great +

18YOMAN


Zimbabwe-born, London-raised, Naarm/Melbourne-based vocalist KYE returns today with Sampa The Great and 18YOMAN (Kid Cudi, Cordae) on ‘Gold‘. Premiered by triple j on 2021Richard Kingsmill praised the single: “you can’t deny those talents!” 

 

 

 

With her debut release ‘Sometimes‘, KYE demonstrated her ability to shine across impactful earworms. Now with ‘Gold‘, she proves herself as an undeniable talent, with a voice destined to take on the globe alongside like-minded stars Jorja Smith, Mahalia, and more. ‘Gold‘ radiates both lyrically and musically as keys glisten, percussion shimmers, and KYE glows, with her presence felt just as immediately and as spine-tingling as powerhouse performer Sampa The Great. Together they stand side by side, guided by the yellow brick road of 18YOMAN’s beaming production.

 

“It’s to date, my favourite way I’ve ever written a song, sprawled out in the sun, next to someone I love,” shares KYE. She continues, “I was lying on the couch on a surprisingly sunny day during winter last year and I remember just being the happiest and most at peace I’d felt all year. I was hanging with someone I really loved and we were going through some beats 18YOMAN had sent and I wrote the first half off the top of my head.” For 18YOMAN, ‘Gold‘ “means a lot to me as it’s one of the first songs I’ve entirely produced, I’m so excited for the world to hear it” he shares.

 

Sampa The Great reflects, It may seem like a different vibe to what I usually put out but I’ve grown accustomed to surprising people with the range I’m able to express myself in. It was one of the easiest writing processes for me and when I sent through the draft and got the green light, it was straight to recording in the studio. It also helped that the person who wrote it happens to be someone whose music I love and whose songwriting skills shine through evidently.”

 

Since introducing herself to listeners with ‘Sometimes’, KYE has gone on to receive playlist support from triple j, FBi Radio and MTV and more – praised as “enchanting” by The Interns“heart-rendering” by Sniffers“a special talent” by Pilerats, and “innovative” by Purple Sneakers, amongst others. Real name Kylie Tadiwa Chirunga, KYE’s relationship with music blossomed as a young child growing up in the UK. In between vivid memories spent singing through sickness and in health, gospel songs, talent shows, girl bands and more, her voice flourished with each deep embrace of her identity. Deeply informed by her experience as a young black woman experiencing life through a predominately white societal lens, KYE finds herself today confident, strong and humble, ready to share her mantra of embracing openness and finding joy in it, with the world. Stay tuned for more from KYE coming soon. 

 

Gold ft. Sampa The Great, 18YOMAN‘ is out now via Sony Music,
buy/stream it 
here.

 

KYE TOUR DATES
Fri 25 Jun – Workers Club – Melbourne SOLD OUT
Fri 2 Jul – 170 Russell – Melbourne ~ SOLD OUT
Fri 9 Jul – The Tivoli – Brisbane ~
Sat 10 Jul – Enmore Theatre – Sydney (Early + Late show) ~ SOLD OUT
Fri 23 Jul – The Lab – Adelaide
Sun 8 Aug – Opera House – Sydney *
Thu 12 Aug – Phoenix Central Park – Sydney SOLD OUT
Sun 5 Sep – Springtime Festival – Gold Coast
~ supporting Young Franco
* performing with Sampa The Great

 

Tickets available at getitkye.com

 

 


 

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Emerson Snowe Releases New EP ‘Emerson Snowe’s Splatterpunk’ + Drops Video For EP Track ‘Man, It Don’t Matter (What They Say)’

Emerson Snowe Releases New EP ‘Emerson Snowe’s Splatterpunk’ + Drops Video For EP Track ‘Man, It Don’t Matter (What They Say)’

Emerson Snowe

Releases New EP ‘Emerson Snowe’s Splatterpunk’

+ Drops Video For EP Track

Man, It Don’t Matter (What They Say)


Liberation Records are proud to release the sprawling, esoteric new EP from Emerson SnoweEmerson Snowe’s Splatterpunk is a collection of songs influenced by identity, selfishness, gore and optimism all written, recorded and produced by the artist himself.

Alongside the EP release, Emerson Snowe also shares a video for key track, ‘Man, It Don’t Matter (What They Say)’, a poignant, introspective song about pushing on and moving past negativity.

 

 

 

WATCH: Emerson Snowe – ‘Man, It Don’t Matter (What They Say)’

 

 

Emerson Snowe’s Splatterpunk was written mostly over the course of 2019 in a pre-Covid era where life was a different kind of chaotic, that involved playing shows in the US, UK, Europe and Japan, all whilst battling a series of new and old demons. Throughout the EP, the singer/ songwriter/ all-round-creative revisits and reflects on lost relationships, and attempts to accept the confronting realisation that everything must end.

 

“In a lot of ways I can relate myself to Will Smith’s character in ‘Hitch’. The romance coach who is able to show others how to love each other but is unable to do so himself. I’m writing music that people can enjoy and be uplifted by, but most of the time I’m unable to take my own advice.

 

“I genuinely thought I was writing really uplifting music (when I made Splatterpunk), but I listen back now and realise I wasn’t doing so well emotionally, maybe even physically. I feel as an artist all I can do is show my bare bones and have the EP as a diary entry of my time here on earth. So that’s that. I hope you enjoy.” – Emerson Snowe

 

Featuring the singles ‘Frankenstein’ and ‘You’re My Boy, Baby!’, the collection marks Emerson Snowe’s second EP release following his debut, That’s Rock ‘n’ Roll. Both ‘Frankenstein’ and ‘You’re My Boy, Baby!’ have won praise from global sites including Under The Radar, DIY, Clash, So Young, Riot Magazine, The Guardian and NME, plus received multiple spins from Jack Saunders at BBC Radio 1 and Hanuman Welch at Apple 1. The songs have also garnered widespread play across radio stations in Germany, Switzerland and Italy, in addition to airplay at triple j and community radio locally.

 

From Brisbane originally, Emerson Snowe has toured with King Krule and GUM, and spent the last few years overseas, finding kindred spirits within music, fashion and creative circles. He hopes to return to the live scene soon with shows in his current home of Germany.


 

Emerson Snowe – Emerson Snowe’s Splatterpunk
Out now through Liberation Records
Buy/stream here

 

Emerson Snowe’s Splatterpunk tracklisting:
1. Frankenstein
2. You’re My Boy, Baby!
3. Home Sweet Home
4. Man, It Don’t Matter (What They Say)
5. Goodnight Sleepwalker

 

 

 


 

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JADE BIRD SHARES HER NEW SINGLE “NOW IS THE TIME”

JADE BIRD SHARES HER NEW SINGLE “NOW IS THE TIME”

JADE BIRD

SHARES HER NEW SINGLE

NOW IS THE TIME


Jade Bird today releases her new single, “Now is the Time”, taken from her forthcoming sophomore record Different Kinds Of Light, due for release on August 13th via Glassnote Records.

 

“If I had a penny for all your potential, I’d be left drowning in my mouthful of metal,” Jade sings on “Now is the Time”. The new track is a testament to Jade’s maturity and evolution with her songwriting; now able to identify and process her emotions more effectively, Jade’s storytelling ability is unmatched.

 

 

 

She talks of the new single, “Now is the Time is the only song to have me smiling and laughing listening to it back in RCA. We had the Beegee’s in mind and soul, triple tracking the vocals and putting a load of chorus on the guitar. I wrote it at the foot of our hotel bed in Mexico City, it’s a big motivational anthem for someone I want to put my arms around or lift them in the darkest time. Given that I wrote it mid pandemic, the sentiment to getting to the backend of this hell is heavily felt now, when I play it live and do a two step with my bass player!!!”

 

In advance of confirming details of the new album, Jade released ‘Headstart’ and ‘Houdini’ at the back end of 2020, followed more recently by the BBC Radio 1 play-listed single ‘Open up the heavens’ and the live EP ‘RCA Studio A Sessions’, taken from her live stream show from the iconic studios earlier this year which once again showcased her natural talent, uncompromising sense of self and enviable musicianship to the world. Jade also played a sold out, socially-distanced tour in America and turned in a brilliant performance of ‘Headstart’ for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (HERE).

 

The RCA studios in Nashville and the North American americana/alt-rock music scene feature heavily in the life cycle of this new album as that’s where Jade majoritively recorded ‘Different Kinds of Light’ with powerhouse producer Dave Cobb (John PrineLady Gaga). Over the last 2 years, Jade has organically become part of a community of American songwriters and artists, and the likes of Jason IsbellSheryl Crow and Jade’s friend and collaborator, Brandi Carlile have all taken the British voice firmly under their wing.

 

Jade Bird’s self-titled debut album was received with much critical acclaim when it was released in 2019. Even as a first offering from the then 21 year old, the album helped set the bar for female musicianship in the current age, carried along by Jade’s mature and sharply observed narrative vignettes of relationships, divorce and everything in between. Jade had a taste of the UK hype cycle, making the BBC’s 2018 Sound Of… poll and being tipped everywhere from Vogue to Rolling Stone. Her debut album ‘Jade Bird’ also received plaudits from the likes of Pitchfork and NPR.

 

Jade Bird remains one of the UK’s most individual and exciting female voices out there. With ‘Different Kinds of Light’ we find her cool, calm and collected – confidently striding ahead into her sure-to-be enthralling next chapter of her life and music.

 

 

 

“Now Is The Time” is available on all platforms now.

Pre-order ‘Different Kinds of Light’ HERE


Praise for Jade Bird:

“In a sea of songwriters overshadowed by overshot production and forced authenticityBird stands out as a self-assured voice.” – Pitchfork

 

Bird’s profound musings, which range the gamut from deeply personal to universal in scope, are told through a soaring blend of country, indie pop, and folk, but the most impactful musical element on display here is the rising artist’s ever-impressive voice. Liable to ascend into heart-piercing vocal acrobatics at a moment’s notice, what is most impressive is how Bird maintains her innate gift for impactful storytelling even in her quietest of moments.” – Ones to Watch

 

“(Jade Bird’s live show) rises with righteous lovelorn anger and falls with quiet reflection. Dipping between acoustic solos and full band freak-outs, it’s part smoky jazz club set, part thigh-slapping rodeo.” – The Guardian

 

Jade Bird(’s debut) has the edge of an assured debut album and is a startling introduction to a British talent who looks set to take the States by storm. Whatever she decides to do with the next set of songs – build them bold and brash, or strip them back to considered jams – it’s hard to imagine them failing on her anytime soon.” – NME


 

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SPRING LOADED ADDS TWO MAMMOTH SHOWS – EATONS HILL OUTDOORS (BRIS) AND SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL (MEL)

SPRING LOADED ADDS TWO MAMMOTH SHOWS – EATONS HILL OUTDOORS (BRIS) AND SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL (MEL)

SPRING LOADED

ADDS TWO MAMMOTH SHOWS –

EATONS HILL OUTDOORS (BRIS)

AND

SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL (MEL)


Off the back of the blockbuster success that was the sold out Bribie Island Spring Loaded event on the weekend and Sydney’s absolute crowd pleaser last month, Empire Touring is elated to announce two new mammoth Spring Loaded shows set to storm Eatons Hill Outdoors (Brisbane) on Saturday 13 November and the iconic Sidney Myer Music Bowl (Melbourne) on Saturday 4 December.  There will be an exclusive presale available from 10am AEST Monday 28 June and tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am AEST Wednesday June 30.

 

With ten shows set to have rocked around the country before the year is out, Spring Loaded has well and truly declared a triumphant return to live music. The colossal lineup dripping in 90s Aussie alt rock nostalgia boasts a haul of the decade’s most celebrated acts including Grinspoon, Regurgitator, You Am I, Jebediah, Custard, Magic Dirt, The Meanies, The Fauves, Screamfeeder and MC Lindsay ‘The Doctor’ McDougall.

 

And making every effort to squeeze more rock into the already larger-than-life lineups, Tumbleweed have just been added to both the Gosford and Adelaide events.

 

Due to the evolving Covid19 circumstances and with multiple bands based in Greater Melbourne, continued border closures & SA Health restrictions, the Adelaide show that was set to take place this weekend has been bumped to Saturday 6 November.  All tickets purchased for the original date will remain valid for the rescheduled date, without need for exchange.
The man who masterminded this bodacious opportunity for us all to relive our youth and celebrate the return of live music, Empire’s Marc Christowski is thrilled with the two new event additions, saying, “With two Spring Loaded shows under our belts I can definitely say that this show is all killer and no filler, every act gives 110% and everyone who’s attended leaves with a massive smile on their faces, bring it on!”

 

Covering all bases, the festival will be bustling with craft beer and an enviable collection of the locale’s cherry-picked food trucks.  Spring Loaded is a fully licensed 18+ event, strictly no BYO food or alcohol.  The shows are outdoor concerts and will go ahead rain, hail or shine.  No tables, tents, sun shelters or umbrellas are permitted, punters are urged to bring ponchos/raincoats and gumboots if rain is forecast.  Picnic rugs and low camp chairs are permitted, as are sealed bottles of water, and there will be water refill stations. And this killer event will be taken indoors to Adelaide – expect all the festival vibes with no weather issues.

 

After an unprecedented write off for live music in 2020, don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the return of the festival and the greatest era of the indie alt rock scene in Australia, and come and relive the soundtrack of your youth, live at Spring Loaded in 2021!

VIP tickets will be available for the Just Ace Place VIP Bar offering a premium viewing area, exclusive VIP entry, private bar and food area.

 

The Spring Loaded festival dates will be held with a commitment to a COVID Safe environment.  Festival organisers will work closely with and comply with all requirements of the public health authorities in respect of these shows. If any shows are required to be postponed, a postponement date will be announced and punters will be eligible for a full refund if they are unable to make the new date.

 

 

SPRING LOADED DATES

FRI 23 JUL | DARWIN AMPHITHEATRE | NT | 18+
Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au  | 1300 364 001 | All Ticketek Outlets

 

SAT 16 OCT | GOSFORD ENTERTAINMENT GROUNDS | NSW | 18+
Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au  | 1300 364 001 | All Ticketek Outlets

 

SAT 23 OCT | STUART PARK, WOLLONGONG | NSW | 18+
Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au  | 1300 364 001 | All Ticketek Outlets
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au  | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

 

SAT 30 OCT | RED HILL AUDITORIUM, PERTH | WA | 18+ **SELLING FAST
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 438 849 | All Moshtix Outlets

 

SAT 6 NOV | ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE | SA | 18+ **RESCHEDULED DATE
Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au  | 1300 364 001 | All Ticketek Outlets

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SAT 13 NOV | EATONS HILL OUTDOORS | QLD | 18+ **NEW SHOW ANNOUNCE
Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au  | 1300 364 001 | All Ticketek Outlets
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au  | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

 

SAT 27 NOV | HASTINGS FORESHORE RESERVE, MORNINGTON PENINSULA | VIC |18+

Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au  | 1300 364 001 | All Ticketek Outlets
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au  | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

 

SAT 4 DEC | SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL | VIC | 18+ **NEW SHOW ANNOUNCE
Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au  | 1300 364 001 | All Ticketek Outlets


 

ABOUT TEG LIVE

TEG Live is a dynamic and diverse promoter of live content operating in many genres, including music, sport, family entertainment, esports and exhibitions. TEG Live connects millions of fans every year with unique live experiences and adds value to events with hospitality, partnership and sponsorship services.

 

 

ABOUT EMPIRE
Empire Touring is a widely respected entertainment, promotions, marketing and events company. We have been producing live entertainment across Australia since 1982 and will continue to do so because WE LOVE ROCK ’N ROLL.

 


 

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AUSSIE FOUR PIECE PIRRA ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE ‘NEVER APART’ AND EAST COAST TOUR

AUSSIE FOUR PIECE PIRRA ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE ‘NEVER APART’ AND EAST COAST TOUR

AUSSIE FOUR PIECE

PIRRA

ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE

NEVER APART

AND EAST COAST TOUR


Alternative indie pop auteurs Pirra have today announced their buoyant new single Never Apart, a synthy adventure produced by Sam Littlemore of Pnau, out NOW.  The group, whose namesake Pirra means moon in Luritja, a language spoken by the Luritja people, are set to hit the road for an east coast run of dates kicking off at Oxford Art Factory (Syd) on September 3 before moving on to The Toff (Mel) on September 10 and finishing up at Suzie Wongs Good Time Bar (Bris) on September 12.

 

After a year of isolation and anxiety, an exuberant track like Never Apart is a welcome, much-needed release.  It’s an irresistible bop from start to finish – synths bounce energetically as lead vocalist Jess Beck’s clever, hooky melodies earworm themselves into the listener’s memory.  Drawing upon influences such as Northeast Party House, RÜFÜS DU SOL and Running Touch, it’ll have you singing along even through the first listen.

 

Speaking on the creation of the track, guitarist and synth player James McKendry says, Never Apart was produced and mixed by Sam Littlemore (aka Sam La More) of Pnau.  He really challenged us to get out of our safe zone.  Never Apart started as an instrumental track Curtis (our bass player) was working on for days.  Eventually he emerged from his music cave and then I wrote the vocal melodies and lyrics.  The lyrics are vaguely about feeling connected to somebody, no matter the distance, but I wanted to make a melody that felt easy to sing along to and that people could find their own meaning to.  We were definitely inspired by Pnau, and had been listening to their album Changa around that time, although we never dreamed we would end up working with Sam Littlemore on this song!”

 

 

 

 

Pirra are currently signed to CR2 Records in London, who also represent electronic dance heroes Carl Cox and Camelphat.  Reflecting on how the deal came about, James explains, “At the time a publisher and friend of ours Rob Scott knew our music was headed in a dance direction so he got in contact with the head of CR2 Mark Brown and showed him our track Under the Skyline.  Mark loved the track, as well as some of the other demos we sent him so he offered us a record deal.  Since then, it’s been such a thrill to collaborate with some of our heroes and we’re pumped about some upcoming collaborations we hope to announce soon.”

 

Pirra is James McKendry (guitar, synth), Jess Beck (vocals), Curtis Argent (bass, synth) and Jeffrey Argent (drums)

 

Never Apart is out now on BLK&WHT RCRDS

Tickets to the east coast shows are on sale now

 

FRI 3 SEP | OXFORD ART FACTORY | SYD | TICKETS

FRI 10 SEP | THE TOFF | MEL | TICKETS

SUN 12 SEP | SUZIE WONGS GOOD TIME BAR | BRIS | TICKETS

 

 


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NURIA REVEALS LATEST SINGLE “CLOSER”

NURIA REVEALS LATEST SINGLE “CLOSER”

NURIA

REVEALS LATEST SINGLE

CLOSER


Following the recent single release “Juliette”, Tasmanian singer-songwriter Nuria has returned with her latest prize “Closer”. A calming moment of easy listening, “Closer” explores the topic of young love while depicting Nuria’s diligence as a well-rounded artist with classically trained piano and vocal skills.

 

Closer looks at those primal adolescent feelings of first love and desire. I remember that time – feeling completely overcome by these crazy emotions,” said Nuria. “No longer a teenager myself, I see girls during that time and I find myself intimidated by their intensity. It’s such a wild time that will always fascinate me.”

 

Closer” comes straight off the back of Nuria’s most recent single “Juliette” which received praise from music blogs Amnplify, BackBeat Podcast, Female.com.au and Women in Pop who described the track as is “a lushly produced, dramatic ballad with soaring vocals set to a brooding backbeat which has elements of classical music, pop and indie”.

 

 

 

 

 

Nuria is the stage name of Tasmanian indie-pop artist Anna Maynard. Pronounced Noo-ree-ah, this name from her childhood meaning “Fire of the Lord” speaks of passion, boldness and captures a spirit unhindered by the constraints of growing up.

 

 

Nuria’s story is reflected in the depths of her songwriting – a childhood of fantasy, tumultuous adolescence of desires, insecurities and self-discovery, the “sensible” choice of a day job as a doctor and all the while a burning and insatiable desire to create and connect through music.

 

A seasoned performer, Nuria has previously worked under her name Anna Maynard having notable past performance opportunities including the Cygnet Folk FestivalNannup FolkFestivalTop Half Folk Festival and support act for the Waifs with fellow artist Dave Crowe (aka Resin Moon). She is also a regular feature at MONA, the Wrest Point Casino Hobart and an active member of the Australian Songwriters Association.

 

 

With the release of her debut album “Alive” in 2020, Nuria’s music is being received by audiences throughout Australia. With massive community radio support and her songs being added to the ABC rotation, this Tasmanian artist is building momentum with each release. Singles from her debut album have made it into the Top 30 for the 2020 Australian Songwriters Association Songwriting Contest as well as being selected in the Unsigned Only Competition semi-finals.

 

 

Taking the world by storm Nuria is preparing for the release of her second album in 2021. With her soulful and enigmatic vocals wrapped up in the multi-textured and elegant production work of Sam Phay and mix/master engineer Peter Holz, this emerging artist is stepping into an exciting new chapter.

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Lorde returns to Australia & New Zealand for ‘Solar Power Tour’ in Feb/Mar 2022

Lorde returns to Australia & New Zealand for ‘Solar Power Tour’ in Feb/Mar 2022

Lorde

returns to Australia & New Zealand for ‘Solar Power Tour

in Feb/Mar 2022


For the first time in five years, Frontier Touring and Eccles Entertainment are thrilled to announce formidable pop queen Lorde will return to stages around New Zealand and Australia in February and March 2022. Kicking off in her native New Zealand on Sunday 27 February, Lorde’s Solar Power Tour will head through Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, before wrapping up in Perth on Saturday 19 March.

 

Following the release of her long anticipated new single, ‘Solar Power’ earlier this month – her first new music in four years and the first taste of her forthcoming album of the same name – the inimitable songstress will hit the road for a nine-date run across the Antipodes to kick off 2022.

 

Lorde’s New Zealand and Australian dates form part of this morning’s global tour announcement, which includes stops across Europe, United Kingdom and North America in 2022.

 

Penned with long-time collaborator and producer Jack Antonoff, ‘Solar Power’ is a refreshing dip back to organics, providing a new inspirational anthem for the Summer.

With backing vocals from Clairo and Phoebe Bridgers‘Solar Power’ has taken the world by storm, NME calling it a “gorgeous, sun-kissed rebirth” and a “quietly but supremely confident return”.

 

The track is a stunning shift in sound with The Guardian saying, “… it might be her most universal song, hippy in sound and spirit… Yet sung in pop’s most conspiratorial voice – that sweet, scratchy whisper – Lorde conjures its transformational magic anew”.

 

At the age of just 16, Lorde released her first album Pure Heroine, breaking into the international market and later going on to win two Grammy Awards including the coveted Song of the Year. The album peaked at #1 in over 20 countries, including Australia, New Zealand and America and featuring chart topping tracks ‘Royals’‘Tennis Court’ and ‘Team’.

 

With 2017’s follow up, Melodrama, Lorde achieved bona fide superstar status. Launching with pop gem ‘Green Light’, the record gained critical acclaim, a slew of award nominations, multi-platinum status, seeing Lorde now exceed 12 million album sales worldwide across her career and over 10 billion streams globally.

 

With her third studio album, Lorde turns her attention to nature. She says,
“The album is a celebration of the natural world, an attempt at immortalising the deep, transcendent feelings I have when I’m outdoors. In times of heartache, grief, deep love or confusion, I look to the natural world for answers. I’ve learnt to breathe out, and tune in. This is what came through.”

 

Renowned for her enthralling vocals and commanding stage presence, Lorde never fails to impress on the live stage. Visiting cities across Australia and New Zealand for the first time since her sold out 2017 national tour, don’t miss your chance to catch this epic performer live next year!

 

 

Blink three times when you feel it kicking in.”

 

Ticket buyers can pre-order Lorde’s Solar Power album at an exclusive special price via the ticketing links below.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

LORDE
SOLAR POWER TOUR
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
FEBRUARY & MARCH 2022


Presented by Frontier Touring (Australia & New Zealand)
& Eccles Entertainment (New Zealand)

 

 

TELSTRA PLUS PRE-SALE (AUSTRALIA)
via telstra.com/music 
Runs 48 hours from: Monday 28 June (staggered timings)  
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted



SPARK PRE-SALE (NEW ZEALAND)
Via spark.co.nz/music
Runs 48 hours from: Monday 28 June (12 noon Local) 
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted


FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE
via frontiertouring.com/lorde
Runs 24 hours from: Wednesday 30 June (12 noon Local)
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted



GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE
Begins: Monday 5 July (12 noon Local)


FEBRUARY 2022

SUNDAY 27TH

Neudorf Vineyards | Upper Moutere NZ
Lic. All Ages

ticketmaster.co.nz | Ph: 0800 111 999

 

 

MARCH 2022

TUESDAY 1ST

Days Bay | Lower Hutt NZ
Lic. All Ages

ticketmaster.co.nz | Ph: 0800 111 999

 

 

MARCH 2022

WEDNSDAY 2ND

Black Barn Vineyards | Havelock North NZ
Lic. All Ages

ticketmaster.co.nz | Ph: 0800 111 999

 

 

MARCH 2022

FRIDAY 4TH

TSB Bowl Of Brooklands | New Plymouth NZ
Lic. All Ages

ticketek.co.nz | Ph: 0800 842 538

 

 

MARCH 2022

SATURDAY 5TH

Outer Fields at Western Springs | Auckland NZ
Lic. All Ages

ticketmaster.co.nz | Ph: 0800 111 999

 

 

MARCH 2022

THURSDAY 1OTH

Riverstage | Brisbane AU
Lic. All Ages

ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100

 

 

MARCH 2022

SATURDAY 12TH

Sidney Myer Music Bowl | Melbourne AU
Lic. All Ages

ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849

 

 

MARCH 2022

TUESDAY 15TH

Aware Super Theatre | Sydney AU
Lic. All Ages

ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849

 

 

MARCH 2022

SATURDAY 19TH

Belvoir Amphitheatre | Perth AU
18+
moshtix.com.au | Ph: 1300 438 849

 

 

TOUR URL: frontiertouring.com/lorde
AUSTRALIAN TICKET PRICES: From $69.90


 

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Psychedelic rock four-piece WAWAWOW unveil dates for their ‘QUARANTEEN SPIRIT’ tour in July. Album ‘PINK ELEPHANT’ is out now.

Psychedelic rock four-piece WAWAWOW unveil dates for their ‘QUARANTEEN SPIRIT’ tour in July.  Album ‘PINK ELEPHANT’ is out now.

Psychedelic rock four-piece

WAWAWOW

unveil dates for their

QUARANTEEN SPIRIT

tour in July.

Album ‘PINK ELEPHANT’ is out now.


Sydney four- piece WAWAWOW are charged and ready to roll in July! Today they announce their tour dates playing songs from their ‘Pink Elephant’ album released in early 2020.

 

 

 

 

“We’re fully suited out in uniforms for this tour, we’ve got flashing lights on each of our heads, we coil lights around each of our instruments and control them from the stage. Occasionally we dabble in lasers, projections and glowing drumsticks. If you can’t make it to White Night or Vivid Sydney, just come to our show for your luminary fix!” says Shaun from WAWAWOW

 

Joined by a selection of special guests, WAWAWOW will be playing venues in Melbourne, Newcastle, Canberra, their hometown of Sydney, and the ‘Yours & Owls Sundays’ in Wollongong supporting Eliza & The Delusionals with Pinkish Blu and Sarah Jane

 

Releasing their 13 track album, which fused indie and electro with a great dash of psych-craziness and then  having to cancel their 2020 tour due to the pandemic was a real roadblock. However the time off has meant that their live show is “as ridiculous and fun as possible, so this tour is about making things right again. It’s important to us that the crowd enjoys every moment of the show, and our current setlist is really the best of the best. We throw in a few unexpected covers, keep everything extremely tight but also allow for stretches of jams, all while never stopping from start to finish. It means every show is unique, but there’s never a dull or bad one. We have fun, we fuck around, but we know our marks and we hit them every time.” 

WAWAWOW


 

DON’T MISS WAWAWOW ‘QUARANTEEN SPIRIT’ TOURING IN JULY 

 

“We’re first and foremost a live experience – once we start playing, we literally don’t stop until the show is done.”

Friday July 2 Tote Upstairs w Gumboot and Signal Chain, Melbourne  Tickets 

 

Saturday  July 3 Gasometer Upstairs w The Ivory Elephant and Steven RKS Melbourne Tickets

 

Wednesday July 7 Hamilton Station Hotel w Mission Banana, Liquid Joy and Orion Jennings Newcastle – free entry

 

Friday July 16 The Polo w Spinning Plates and Eloria Canberra no ticket link

 

Friday July 23 Waywards w Dweeb City and Florange  Sydney  Tickets

 

Sunday July 25 North Wollongong Hotel supporting Eliza & The Delusionals with Pinkish Blu and Sarah Jane 

for ‘Yours & Owls Sundays’ Wollongong 

 

 


PRAISE FOR WAWAWOW

 

“Absolute madmen, the lot of you.”

Triple J Unearthed, Tommy Faith

“Stick the computerised punk energy of Regurgitator in a blender with a few riffs out of the Psychedelic Porn Crumpets handbook and you’ll start to paint an appropriate picture.”

Happy Magazine

 

“Absolutely mental and ridiculously precise”

Life Without Andy

“WAWAWOW’s interpretation of manic psych pop is nothing short of astonishing.”

AAA BACKSTAGE

“Nine Inch Nails, Plastic Bertrand, and the soundtrack to the weirdest dystopian anime you can imagine collide head-on here like trucks and meteors.”

The Underground Stage

“A high-octane psych-rock odyssey that spits in the face of sterility…”

Clipped.TV

“A shattered self-deprecating tone marching through odd time signatures taking cues from somewhere between the B-52s and Royal Blood.”

AMNplify

 

 

 


 

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Lizzie Jack and the Beanstalks releases latest single ‘Pyramid Scheme’

Lizzie Jack and the Beanstalks releases latest single ‘Pyramid Scheme’

Lizzie Jack and the Beanstalks

releases latest single

Pyramid Scheme


Lizzie Jack and the Beanstalks return in 2021 with PYRAMID SCHEME, a high-energy alt-rock ode to the hustler in your hometown. Fresh off a win at the UOW Band Comp, Lizzie Jack and the Beanstalks continue the momentum with their new single.

 

 

PYRAMID SCHEME sees the band step away from their folk roots, experimenting with high-energy, Mid-West derived, alt-rock instrumentation and soaring vocals. Originally an acoustic track, PYRAMID SCHEME grew organically and collaboratively over the course of a year, creating a sound that is simple, hard-hitting, and authentic to the band.

 

 

“This song started when I was messing around on my guitar at home and singing along. I dropped by Lizzie’s with the song idea and it grew from there. I’m a big fan of the first open strum in the verse, feels like being slapped in the face with a guitar, before eventually soaring into a chorus. Solo is also heaps of fun to play, it’s actually changed a lot over the past year – Alex helped heaps with the current iteration.” – James

 

From the get-go it is clear that Lizzie Jack and the Beanstalks are here to make an impact, opening with a heavy riff and punchy percussion before Lizzie’s gently authoritative vocals carry the listener, swelling into the catchy, head-nodding hook.

 

 

 

 

“James started writing a song about a girl who had messaged him out of nowhere having not spoken since they were in high school eight years ago. He started writing about lost connections/reigniting a flame when I said “are you sure she isn’t just trying to sell you some essential oils?” It seemed like a funny and relatable subject to write a song about so we did!” – Lizzie

 

Lizzie Jack and the Beanstalks present a polished, relatable and emotive track that is a testament to the band’s continued growth since their last release. PYRAMID SCHEME provides a giggle for anyone who has received the “I know we haven’t spoken in a while but” message without being cheesy, and with influences such as Tired Lion, Tiny Stills, Ruby Fields, and Alex Lehey, how could it be?

 

 

Following the release of PYRAMID SCHEME, the band will be playing live with their newly earned spot at Yours and Owls festival as well as releasing a cache of new music over the coming year.

 


 

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WE ARE ISO ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE & VIDEO ‘LOVE N’ TRUST’

WE ARE ISO ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE & VIDEO ‘LOVE N’ TRUST’

WE ARE ISO

ANNOUNCE NEW SINGLE & VIDEO

LOVE N’ TRUST


Thrilling dance pop newcomers We Are Iso have today shared their lush new single Love n’ Trust – a considered track that floats through the perils of a one-sided relationship – accompanied by a stunning video directed by Alan Woodman of Nixie Films.

 

We Are Iso, which is comprised of vocalist Straalen Mccallum and DJ Jessy Mulholland, were formed during the pandemic, and spent their time in isolation honing their unique brand of dance pop.

 

Love n’ Trust is an undeniable dancefloor filler – the pulsing rhythm and sweet synths throughout are guaranteed to get bodies moving.  It’s electronic house-inspired dance pop at its finest; inspired by the likes of Chet Faker, Running Touch, Hayden James and RÜFÜS DU SOLWe Are Iso have an instant classic on their hands with Love n’ Trust.  Speaking on the creation of the song, DJ Jessy Mulholland says, The song started off with just a simple vocal hook – “love… trust” – and evolved into a story about a long-term relationship that was very much one-sided love.  The couple are stuck in a loophole with no escape – even at their worst, when they fight and cheat on each other, they stay together, hoping one day they could just let it go…This song is groovy as, with a heavy festival vibe.  You can’t help but dance to it and the hook gets stuck in your head!  We are so proud of this one!”

 

 

 

 

Directed by Alan Woodman of Nixie Films, the video featuresWe Are Iso performing late into the night in an untouched location, with an impressive light show to set the mood and lure viewers in with that fittingly enticing, hypnotic vibe. “The song is super powerful so we wanted to keep the video stripped back to really let the song tell the story,” explains Straalen. “Filming at night was such a vibe even though Jessy was rugged up in his big jacket and I was freezing! It just felt so right for the song LOVE N’ TRUST. Alan our director was awesome and managed to capture the moon perfectly as it watched on directly behind us. All round, it was such an epic night and I’m so glad we got to capture it!”

 

We Are Iso are an unlikely duo – Straalen Mccallum is an acoustic-style singer songwriter, while Jessy Mulholland has years of experience in the tech/house scene as a DJ.  They’ve been able to reach a strikingly unique style by meshing their two musical perspectives together, and not only does it make for hypnotic and ultracool recorded tracks, but it also helps the duo to create a completely out of this world live experience, too.  We Are Iso are already selling out shows in their hometown of the Gold Coast– and it won’t be long before they’re doing the same across the country.

 

We Are Iso is Straalen Mccallum and Jessy Mulholland.

 


 

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Bliss n Eso Announce 7th Studio Album ‘The Sun’ – Out Fri 27 Aug + New Single ‘OG’s (feat. ChillinIt)’ Out Now + Touring June/July

Bliss n Eso Announce 7th Studio Album ‘The Sun’ – Out Fri 27 Aug + New Single ‘OG’s (feat. ChillinIt)’ Out Now + Touring June/July

Bliss n Eso

Announce 7th Studio Album

The Sun

 Out Fri 27 Aug + New Single

‘OG’s

(feat. ChillinIt)’

Out Now + Touring June/July


Australian hip-hop titans Bliss n Eso are elated to announce their highly anticipated 7th studio album The Sun (out Friday 27 August). An album packed full of energy, swagger and some exciting collaborations, sees Bliss n Eso at their hungry best after a four year wait between albums.

 

Today Bliss n Eso also share new single ‘OG’s (feat. ChillinIt)’. ‘OG’s’ is a track that combines the current kings with the new guard, signifying the beginning of the next era of the group who have dominated their field for over a decade. The song features multi-Platinum selling Sydney rapper ChillinIt, who’s 2020 album The Octagon debuted at #2 on the ARIA Charts, #1 on ARIA’s Urban Album Charts and #1 on ARIA Digital Album Charts and has amassed over 100 million streams in 2020 alone.

 

“Watching this dope hip hop scene grow over the years with so many new styles and cultures exploding with expression is truly inspiring.

 

ChillinIt is part of the new wave or rappers hitting Australia that we thought really connected with our sound. We had a classic moment on stage at a festival where ChillinIt jumped up during our set and the crowd went wild.

 

The energy and the way we connected felt really special, so we decided it was only right to hit the studio and put something real down.

OG’s is the aftermath of that experience. 🤙”
– Bliss n Eso 

 

Having recently performed together at ChillinIt’s Melbourne leg of his album tour, ChillinIt reflects on their time together and how the track came to be:

 

“The song is a nod to the OG’s, Bliss n Eso leading the way, and in a way now passing the guard, paving the road for the new wave. It’s a cool song, they’re cool people too.”  
– ChillinIt 

 

Featuring sizzling collaborations from UK grime don Dizzee Rascal, New Zealander one-to-watch Kings, Australian music royalty Kasey Chambers and the aforementioned ChillinIt, among others, The Sun is the massive follow up to 2017’s critically-acclaimed ARIA #1 album Off The Grid, which featured the trio’s triple-platinum smash-hit single ‘Moments (feat. Gavin James)’ (over 60+ million streams and winner of ARIA’s Best Music Video Award). Written with optimism on the mind, The Sun is a statement on where we find ourselves as a society right now. There might be big problems but there is always hope and hope in the form of music is what Bliss n Eso do best.

 

“On one of the first days of recording for The Sun, a Rainbow Lorikeet fell from the sky with an injured wing and got tangled up in the bushes right outside our studio.  The bird reminded us of our rainbow winged angel that has graced all our album covers throughout our years.  The angel is a symbol of embracing a full colour spectrum of creativity and harnessing your dreams with the power of positive thoughts and actions. This bird falling from the sky was like a like a beautiful gentle reminder of this and where we came from.

 

We went out to the garden and picked it up, brought it inside, gave it food and water, nurtured it, and helped it recover.  When it was well again, we set it free back into the wild. That bird was like the music, we picked it back up, we nurtured it, brought it back to life and set it free again.”

 

Bliss n Eso’s fiercely passionate fanbase will be thrilled with the news that the band are releasing a very exclusive merchandise drop with album pre-orders. This special release range will include items such as a limited-edition translucent vinyl with Spot UV packaging, brand new outwear exclusive to this album drop, and for a very select few (28 to be exact) the option to purchase an ultimate bundle featuring a Serenade video from Bliss n Eso.

 

‘OG’s (feat. ChillinIt)’ follows the success of recent single ‘Good People (feat. Kasey Chambers)’ and last year’s ‘Lighthouse (feat. Jake Isaac)’‘So Happy (feat. SonReal)’ and ‘Send It’, which led to Bliss n Eso performing live on ABC’s The Sound and Music From The Home Front. ‘Lighthouse’ has garnered over 1.4 million streams on Spotify and was the cover of the platform’s Gold Bars playlist for eight consecutive weeks.

 

With their last three albums debuting at #1, selling close to half a million records in Australia alone, various prestigious awards and accolades, an unprecedented live presence and the most loyal fanbase in the country, Bliss n Eso prepare to return to the forefront with an album that nods to their biggest hits with an entirely current sound.

 

Bliss n Eso’s nearly sold-out tour kicks off in Sydney at the end of the month, with tickets only available in Adelaide, and the boys can’t wait to turn it up to eleven.

 

 


 

 

 

Bliss n Eso 
The Sun
Album out Friday 27 August through Flight Deck/Mushroom Group
Pre-order here

 

The Sun tracklisting:
1. The Prophecy
2. Send It
3. OG’s (feat. ChillinIt)
4. Cadillac Outta Hell (feat. Lee Fields)
5. Good People (feat. Kasey Chambers)
6. On One (feat. Dizzee Rascal & Kings)
7. Daddy’s Caddy
8. Lost With You (feat. BOI)
9. Tell The World That I’m Coming
10. So Happy (feat. SonReal)
11. Know Yourself (feat. Fergus James)
12. Lighthouse (feat. Jake Isaac)


BLISS N ESO
‘SEND IT TOUR’
AUSTRALIA
JUNE & JULY 2021

Presented by Illusive Presents and Frontier Touring

 

Friday 25 June
Enmore Theatre | Sydney, NSW

18+
SOLD OUT

Thursday 1 July
Thebarton Theatre | Adelaide, SA

18+
FINAL TIX
ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100

Saturday 3 July
Metropolis | Fremantle, WA
18+
SOLD OUT

Saturday 10 July
Eatons Hill Hotel | Brisbane, QLD
Licensed All Ages
SOLD OUT

Wednesday 21 July
170 Russell | Melbourne, VIC

18+
SOLD OUT

Thursday 22 July
170 Russell | Melbourne, VIC
18+
SOLD OUT

Friday 23 July
170 Russell | Melbourne, VIC

18+
SOLD OUT

 


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DZ Deathrays Release New Track/Video ‘Golden Retriever’ + Announce Sep/Oct Album Tour + Album Out Fri 9 July

DZ Deathrays Release New Track/Video ‘Golden Retriever’ + Announce Sep/Oct Album Tour + Album Out Fri 9 July

DZ Deathrays

Release New Track/Video

Golden Retriever

 Announce Sep/Oct Album Tour + Album Out Fri 9 July


I OH YOU are excited to share DZ Deathrays’ new track ‘Golden Retriever’, along with announcing dates for their Positive Rising: Part 2 album tour this September/October.

 

The final track to drop ahead of the release of Positive Rising: Part 2 on Friday 9 July, ‘Golden Retriever’ is a nugget of hard rock gold with surprisingly sensitive undertones. ‘I’m such a dreamer / Golden Retriever / hopeless and needy / I really gotta work this out.’
‘Golden Retriever’ comes with the gorgeous video directed by Joe Agius (Hatchie/The Creases), featuring none other than the golden canines themselves.
“This film clip was definitely one of the most fun shoots we’ve done thanks to all the dogs who were there. I’m really going to miss having 6 super happy golden retrievers running around out the back of film clip shoots.” – Simon Ridley

 

 

WATCH: ‘Golden Retriever’ by DZ Deathrays

 

Shane, Simon and Lachy are stoked to be taking Positive Rising: Part 2 on tour, with shows locked in for Perth, Margaret River, Hobart, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Canberra, Newcastle and Wollongong (+ more to be announced soon!) Supporting DZ at all shows is Brisbane rapper/singer/producer Nerve, who gained nationwide attention through hit singles ‘Where You Been’ featuring Sydney’s ChillinIt and ‘Sunday Roast’ featuring Tweed Heads rapper JK-47, which have collectively amassed close to 4 million streams on Spotify alone. DZ can’t wait to see the live energy Nerve brings to their already notoriously fiery shows.

 

‘Golden Retriever’ joins previous hits ‘Make Yourself Mad’‘Fear The Anchor (feat. Ecca Vandal)’‘All Or Nothing’ and ‘Fired Up’ from Positive Rising: Part 2. All tracks have been met with acclaim from fans and industry alike with adds to local and international rock playlisting on Spotify and Apple Music plus coverage from the likes of DIY Mag (UK), Upset Mag (UK), The Line Of Best Fit, Far Out Mag, Deadpress, Stereoboard, Blunt Mag, Rolling Stone AU, NME and triple j. ‘Fear The Anchor (feat. Ecca Vandal)’ was added to Amazing Radio (UK) and recently hit #16 on New Zealand’s national Rock Radio chart. ‘Fired Up’ and ‘All Or Nothing’ were added to rotation at triple j, both making it to the top 10 most played song on the station.

 

Grab your tickets to the Positive Rising: Part 2 album tour now via dzdeathrays.com/ and watch this space for more tour news from DZ Deathrays.

 

 

 

DZ DEATHRAYS POSITIVE RISING: PART 2 TOUR
+ NERVE supporting

For tickets head to: https://dzdeathrays.com/ 

Fri 3 Sep | Magnet House | Perth, WA | 18+
Sat 4 Sep | The River | Margaret River, WA | 18+
Fri 10 Sep | Uni Bar | Hobart, TAS | 18+
Sat 11 Sep | The Gov | Adelaide, SA | 18+
Sat 18 Sep | Miami Marketta | Gold Coast, QLD | 18+
Sun 19 Sep | Nightquarter | Sunshine Coast, QLD | 18+
Wed 22 Sep | Kambri | Canberra, ACT | 18+
Thu 23 Sep | Cambridge Hotel | Newcastle, NSW | 18+
Sat 25 Sep | Wollongong Uni | Wollongong, NSW | 18+


 

 

 

DZ Deathrays – ‘Golden Retriever’
Single out now through I OH YOU
Buy/stream here

 

DZ Deathrays – Positive Rising: Part 2
Album out Friday 9 July 2021
through I OH YOU
Pre-order here

Positive Rising: Part 2 tracklisting:
1. Skeleton Key
2. Fear The Anchor (feat. Ecca Vandal)
3. All Or Nothing
4. Kerosene
5. Fired Up
6. Riff City
7. Make Yourself Mad
8. Golden Retriever
9. Swept Up
10. Run The Red
11. Positive Rising


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GANG OF YOUTHS ARE BACK WITH POWERFUL NEW SINGLE “the angel of 8th ave.”

GANG OF YOUTHS ARE BACK WITH POWERFUL  NEW SINGLE “the angel of 8th ave.”

GANG OF YOUTHS

ARE BACK WITH POWERFUL 
NEW SINGLE

 “the angel of 8th ave.


Australian Indie-Rock act Gang Of Youths, are back with their highly anticipated new single “the angel of 8th ave.” released today, Wednesday 16th June – via Mosy Recordings/Sony Music Entertainment Australia.  This single comes as the first taste of new music since the success of their 2017 album Go Farther In Lightness.

 

 

 

 

 

the angel of 8th ave.” is a striking step forward for the band as they embark upon the most vital phase of their career so far. This time they’re channelling the musical lineage of their new life in the UK, drawing on the hypnotic motorik grooves of Joy Division and the luminous synths that embody classic New Order. It’s an utterly assured evolution of the ambitious, transformative music that they have become renowned for.

 

The song also represents a shift in Dave Le’aupepe’s lyrical approach. Now his focus falls on exposing the beauty and elegance of conversational, tell-as-it-is language in a song about the grandest of emotions. Simultaneously, it is still both poetic and intensely real. His opening words hone sharply in on a moment that changed the direction of his life, while the spectre of death conversely provides a glimpse of a brighter future.

 

“It’s about falling in love, and finding a new life in a new city together,” tells Dave.

 

Entirely self-produced, the track was recorded in their own studio in Hackney, a place which provides them with unlimited creative freedom. It was subsequently mixed by the Grammy-winning Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, The National).

 

Directed by Joel Barney, the song’s accompanying video was filmed in the band’s hometown of Angel, North London. The focal point is a tight close-up of Le’aupepe’s highly charismatic performance, as the band dart from the bustle of the station to the relative desolation of the canal.

 

Joining the outfit for the first time in recording is the multi-skilled instrumentalist, Tom Hobden. The former member of Noah and The Whale had joined Gang Of Youths as a performance member prior to COVID-19 and was announced to be officially joining the band in a letter from bassist Max Dunn in October 2020. Their current line-up is completed by Max Dunn (bass), Jung Kim (guitar, keyboards), Donnie Borzestowski (drums) and Tom Hobden (keyboards, guitar, violin).

 

The band had planned to have a creative reset before COVID enforced a downing of tools in early 2020. They took it as a sign for complete artistic overhaul. “I think it’s been challenging for us, this whole process, but it’s probably going to be good for our music. We’ve gone in a less safe direction and it’s going to be more in line with Dave’s actual vision, rather than Dave pumping something out to get a deadline met,” says Dunn. “We’re exploring so many different territories and sides of ourselves and that’s manifesting in the music,” adds Kim. “We’re doing things that have never really made an appearance in Gang Of Youths.”

 

Gang Of Youths were formed in Sydney, Australia, in 2011 by Le’aupepe and some like-minded mates. Within months of their first gig, they’d started to attract a rabid fanbase enraptured by their expansive, widescreen take on indie-rock, the music that manages to feel universal and personal at the same time. They honed this sound over two records, on 2015’s The Positions and 2017’s Go Farther In Lightness, and won four of Australia’s prestigious ARIA Awards on the back of their ARIA #1 and Platinum-selling second album . Word spread further afield too, helped by an extensive support tour in the US and Europe supporting Mumford & Sons. They relocated to London towards the end of 2017, all living in a house together in Angel, North London.

 

Gang Of Youths have gathered even more accomplishments, including performing on Australia’s first MTV Unplugged in 2015, holding multiple venue attendance records around Australia from the band’s 2018 “Say Yes To Life” tour, as well as being hand picked by Foo Fighters as main support for their US “Concrete And Gold” 2018 tour.

 

Gang Of Youths are making new music that is primed to connect with the masses, crafting songs that match the age-old anthemic thrills of rock music with a forward-thinking approach.

 

 

“the angel of 8th ave.” is available across all streaming platforms now.

 


 

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