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Dan McKie SINGLE ‘Old Skool New Kool’ OUT NOW

Dan McKie SINGLE ‘Old Skool New Kool’ OUT NOW

Barcelona-based, UK house producer and label boss Dan McKie heads into the second half of 2019 with new single ‘Old Skool New Kool’, out NOW on McKie’s 33 Music imprint.


A minimal cut brimming with tightly paced energy primed for the dance floor’s dark hours, the original edit sees McKie flick vocal samples and a smattering of disco melody up against relentless rhythms and brooding basslines. A big, dark and confident production, ‘Old Skool New Kool’ has reaped a wave of support from peers across the genre, including Tyree Cooper, Melodic Deep, Graham Gold, Roog, Oscar G, Per QX, Severino DJ (Horse Meat Disco), Lorenzo Al Dino, Kryder, Anna Lunoe, Treasure Fingers. The track also comes with Josh Wyen’s chugging, lingering progressive-tech remix, providing the perfect b-side to McKie’s own work.

Based in Barcelona and a regular in Ibiza thanks to his five-year residency at the iconic Café Mambo radio studios, McKie has been in the thick of Southern Europe’s renowned house scene for well over a decade. Supported by the likes of Danny Howard, Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Fatboy Slim, Rob Da Bank, Monki, B-Traits, Carl Cox, Vanilla Ace, Roger Sanchez and more, McKie has been bubbling under for long enough. With a string of original new music coming over the next couple of months, the UK artist looks set to finally take his place on the A-list as 2020 draws nearer.

 

 

DAN MCKIE ‘OLD SKOOL NEW KOOL’ (ORIGINAL & JOSH WYEN REMIX) IS AVAILABLE INTERNATIONALLY TO STREAM AND DOWNLOAD ON SEPTEMBER 20TH 2019 VIA 33 MUSIC.

DAN MCKIE // ABOUT:

An Ibiza, London, Barcelona and Andorra resident, Dan McKie the renowned DJ and producer behind an array of house and techno music across the entire spectrum of 4×4 genres. Be it funky disco groove, laid back beach vibes or dirty dance floors, Dan McKie is guaranteed to bring the fire. An eccentric, approachable and talented producer, Dan uses his unique and energetic blend of DJ sets to share his passion for electronica on the dance floor and in the ears of the iPhone generation. His work and his label releases (1980 Recordings) have been supported by the likes of Danny Howard, Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Fatboy Slim, Rob Da Bank, Monki, B-Traits, Richie Hawtin, Carl Cox, Vanilla Ace, Roger Sanchez and many more. A regular over on the White Island of Ibiza with appearances at Space Ibiza, Es Vive, Turo Turo, Booom!, Carl Cox’s Sands and also Café Mambo Radio, Dan was also resident for Neil Moore and BFSB Radio as the official Ibiza Resident DJ, broadcasting live from the iconic Café Mambo studios from 2013 for a prolific five year stretch. He has toured regularly over the years as a Pacha Ibiza global ambassador and under his own moniker, playing venues in Egypt, the UK, Germany, the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, the Ukraine, Belarus, Italy, Spain, Ireland and more.

DAN MCKIE // CONNECT:

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | SPOTIFY | YOUTUBE

 

 

BACKSTREET BOYS ANNOUNCE DNA WORLD TOUR DATES FOR AUSTRALIA

BACKSTREET BOYS ANNOUNCE DNA WORLD TOUR DATES FOR AUSTRALIA

BACKSTREET BOYS
The Rumours Are True! DNA World Tour – Australian Tour Announced
+ Watch 60 Minutes on Channel 9 This Sunday Night To Preview The Tour!


Backstreet’s back, alright! Get your group together, because the biggest selling Boy Band of all time (100 million albums), the BACKSTREET BOYS are heading back to Australia in 2020 for a national arena tour. AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, Howie Dorough and Kevin Richardson have been enthralling fans for more than 25 years and are expanding their massive world tour to Australia starting at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Wednesday, May 20 before visiting Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

Featuring their signature, flawless choreography, costume changes, a pyramid-shaped stage of light, trap doors and giant video screens, Australian fans will experience their harmony-laden vocal prowess and arsenal of mega-watt hits such as; ‘I Want It That Way’‘Everybody (Backstreet’s Back’) and ‘As Long As You Love Me’, plus songs from their tenth studio album, “DNA”.

Tickets will go on sale at 12pm Monday, September 23.

Optus customers can be among the first to secure tickets during the Optus Perks presale, starting at 3pm (local time), Tuesday September 17. Visit optusperks.com.au or download My Optus App today.

My Live Nation members can secure tickets during the pre-sale starting at 3pm for all cities except Perth at 4pm Thursday, September 19.

For complete tour, ticket and VIP Experience information, visit: livenation.com.au.

For meet n greet information, visit: backstreetboys.com.

Fans can hear from the Boys and catch a preview of the DNA World Tour by watching 60 Minutes on Channel 9 this Sunday, September 15.

Touring in support of their tenth studio album and Billboard No. 1, DNA (Sony Music), DNA features the Grammy-nominated single ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’ from Stuart Crichton (DNCE) and Jamie Hartman; ‘Chances’ penned by Ryan Tedder and Shawn Mendes plus songs written by Lauv (Charli XCX), Andy Grammer, and Mike Sabbath (J Balvin).

BSB analysed their individual DNA profiles to see what crucial element each member represents in the group’s DNA. Watch the video here, to see how their individual strains, when brought together, create the unstoppable and legendary Backstreet Boys.

That’s what I love about the DNA album,” says Kevin Richardson. “We were able to bring all of our influences and styles into one coherent piece of work. These songs are a great representation of who we are as individuals and who we are as a group. It’s our DNA. We’re really proud of that.

After 14 months of setting and breaking records in Las Vegas, BSB’s residency “Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life” ended on April 27 following 80 shows.

Produced by Live Nation, the Backstreet Boys DNA World Tour – their largest arena tour in 18 years – began on May 11, 2019, with sell-out performances throughout Europe and the United Kingdom and is currently trekking across North America.

Vegas was amazing and the UK, European and US dates have been an absolute party,” says Howie D. “Now it’s time for us to visit our fans all over the world.”

The journey is ongoing with us and there is so much left to do,” added Brian Littrell. “We’re living the next chapter that hasn’t been told yet, and that’s exciting.”

Praise for The Backstreet Boys live;

‘There are trap doors, giant V-shaped video screens, a pyramid-type stage of light, impeccable choreography, numerous outfit changes and a whopping 32 songs’ – The Guardian (UK)
‘Two hours of pop perfection were matched by impressive vocals, a perfectly pitched setlist and proper interaction with the crowd. An array of tracks from new album DNA slotted seamlessly into the repertoire, but never distracted from revelling in the riches of the past’ – Express (UK)
‘Backstreet Boys party like its 1999’ – Variety Magazine
‘The performance was a reminder of a time when pop music was at its finest’ – Daily Star
The Backstreet Boys have spent the best part of two decades honing their craft, no other Boy Band compares.  For a night of pure nostalgia and entertainment, you do not want to miss them live in 2020.


BACKSTREET BOYS
The DNA World Tour – Australia 2020
BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
WEDNESDAY MAY 20

QUDOS BANK ARENA, SYDNEY
FRIDAY MAY 22

ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE
TUESDAY MAY 26

RAC ARENA, PERTH
SATURDAY MAY 30


TICKETS ON SALE 12PM MONDAY SEPTEMBER 23

Optus Perks pre-sale begins 3pm Tuesday, September 17 until 3pm Thursday, September 19
Live Nation pre-sale begins 3pm (4pm Perth) Thursday, September 19 until 11am Monday, September 23

For complete tour, ticket and VIP Experience information, visit:
backstreetboys.com & livenation.com.au

Steel Panther Release song ‘Gods of Pussy’

Steel Panther Release song ‘Gods of Pussy’

Image result for steel panther heading white on black

RELEASE THE SONG ‘GODS OF PUSSY’ 

“GODS OF PUSSY” OUT NOW
“HEAVY METAL RULES” ALBUM OUT SEPTEMBER 27
https://lnk.to/HeavyMetalRules


On the heels of the recently announced new album and headline tour, California’s greatest export and relationship experts Steel Panther are releasing another song from their highly-anticipated upcoming album, Heavy Metal Rules. The song “Gods Of Pussy” is now available on all digital streaming services and is available as an instant download via all digital retailers.

Lyrically, “Gods Of Pussy” is a life manifesto as only vocalist Michael Starr, guitarist Satchel, bassist Lexxi Foxx and drummer Stix Zadinia can unleash upon the world. Fans can go to: https://lnk.to/HeavyMetalRules to check out the song.
The new album Heavy Metal Rules is scheduled for release on September 27th. The hard-partying foursome have created the heavy metal version of a self-help manual and ultimate party album combined. The new album is available for pre-order in various bundle configuration here: https://lnk.to/HeavyMetalRules.
For the uninitiated, Steel Panther was formed in 2000 and is comprised of Michael Starr (lead singer), Satchel (guitarist), Lexxi Foxx (bass) and Stix Zadinia (drums). Hailing from Los Angeles, the epicenter for rock n’ roll in all its debauchery and glamour, Steel Panther has established themselves as the world’s premier party band, melding hard rock virtuosity with parody and criminally good looks.

 

Steel Panther’s fifth studio album will be unleashed into the world on Friday September 27 and can be pre-ordered at https://lnk.to/HeavyMetalRules. Singles “All I Wanna do is Fuck (Myself Tonight)”, “Always Gonna Be a Ho” and “Gods Of Pussy” are out now!

 

 

 

 

BLACKBEAR RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA IN 2020 WITH ‘DEAD 2 THE WORLD TOUR’

BLACKBEAR RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA IN 2020 WITH ‘DEAD 2 THE WORLD TOUR’

BLACKBEAR
Returns to Australia in 2020 With “Dead 2 The World Tour”


Established songwriter and double-platinum selling artist,BLACKBEAR returns to Australia this summer with his brand-new album, “Anonymous” on the Dead 2 The World Tour.

The Palm Beach, Florida-raised, Matthew Tyler Musto, better known by his stage name blackbear is one of the most talented and musically inclined personalities in R&B. Currently on tour across Europe, the Australian leg will begin at The Tivoli in Brisbane on Tuesday, January 7 before heading to Melbourne and Sydney.

Tickets for all shows go on sale at 11am Tuesday September 24.

My Live Nation members can secure tickets first during the exclusive pre-sale beginning 10am Monday, September 23 until 10am Tuesday September 24.

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: livenation.com.au.

Blackbear is a rock star who defies genres. Swinging between hip-hop and punk, rapping and singing and the increasingly fragile wall between obscure internet culture and the mainstream, blackbear is a tattooed middle finger to all expectations. Covered in denim, he accompanies his listeners through the life of a rock star. It’s nihilism, drugs, sex, anxiety, and insensitive ex-girlfriends – it’s blackbear singing “do re mi fa, so fuckin ‘done with you, girl”, before moving on to the next destructive adventure.

With around a billion streams and collaborations with just about everyone, from 2 Chainz, Cam’ron, Machine Gun Kelly, Ne-Yo to T-Pain, blackbear is one of our most interesting rap hybrids of our time. After leaving Florida-based rock band, Polaroid, Musto relocated to Atlanta, Georgia to work with Ne-Yo and pursued a solo music career.

Throughout his 13-year music career, blackbear has released six EPs, five studio albums, and two collaborative albums. His most recent release, ‘hot girl bummer’ (Interscope/Universal Music Australia), has surpassed more than 25 million streams in just 3 weeks and currently placed at #34 on Spotify’s “Australia Top 50” chart.

The 28-year-old singer and songwriter has also produced songs for some of the biggest names in music including Justin Bieber, Linkin Park, G-Eazy and more.  Don’t miss out on this hot Florida rapper’s return to Australia this summer – catch him in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

 


BLACKBEAR
Dead 2 The World Tour – Australia 2020

THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE
TUESDAY JANUARY 7

170 RUSSELL, MELBOURNE
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 8

METRO THEATRE, SYDNEY
THURSDAY JANUARY 9


TICKETS ON SALE 11AM TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 24
Live Nation pre-sale begins 10am Monday, September 23 until 10am Tuesday September 24

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: beartrap.la & livenation.com.au
Listen to blackbear’s new single ‘hot girl bummer’ here.

 

 

 

LIAM GALLAGHER AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND TOUR 2019

LIAM GALLAGHER AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND TOUR 2019

Secret Sounds Present
LIAM GALLAGHER 
AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND TOUR 2019
WITH SPECIAL GUEST GERRY CINNAMON*
PRESALE: 10AM WED 04 SEP – 9AM THU 05 SEP LOCAL TIME
GENERAL SALES: 10AM THU 05 SEP LOCAL TIME
SIGN UP FOR PRESALE ACCESS: SECRETSOUNDS.COM


Once voted by the readers of Q Magazine as the “greatest front man of all time”, living legend Liam Gallagher will return to Australia and New Zealand in December as he celebrates the release of his massively anticipated second solo record, Why Me? Why Not? (out Sept 20).

Shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Auckland will give Australasian audiences a chance to revel in tracks from Gallagher’s untouchable back catalogue as well as taking in newer cuts from his more recent output.

Also on offer for Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane fans will be a stoic support set from independent Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Cinnamon, in the country to spruik his debut albumErratic Cinematic.

We all know the Oasis story by now: Manc lads discover the magic formula, pump out several anthems for a generation, release some of the highest selling (and most loved) albums of all time, define British guitar music, burn out in a blaze of glory…

Now, as we hurtle towards 2020, it’s a sheer delight to hear the unmistakable voice of Liam Gallagher producing music just as timeless as he did at the peak of Britpop’s heyday.

His debut solo album As You Were was released in October 2017, proving to be a critical and commercial success as it sold over 103,000 units in its first week and becoming the ninth fastest-selling debut of the decade in the UK.

Calling it a “debut” may seem a bit strange when we’re talking about an artist responsible for some of the most momentous albums in the history of recorded music, but Gallagher’s solo career to date has very much been about starting again with renewed vitality.

This attitude is on display through As It Were, a documentary released in June this year that documents the release of As You Were and the subsequent soul searching forced upon Gallagher in the wake of the break-up’s of Oasis, Beady Eye and several other personal relationships.

“I’m not doing this to be more famous, I’m f**king famous enough – you know what I mean,” he announces early in the film. “I’m not doing it for the money. I joined a band because I love music.”

With this typically confident catchcry in mind, Gallagher started work on his new record with super-producers Greg Kurstin and Andrew Wyatt, eventually pumping out Why Me, Why Not? and its stomping singles

‘Shockwave’ and ‘The River’. Both replete with oodles of the swagger and bluster that made Liam Gallagher a household name, the tunes are perfect precursors a much-anticipated sophomore release, both going down a treat at his recent Glastonbury performance.

In fact, if that show was anything to go by, audiences in Australia and New Zealand are in for something very special as Gallagher stacks his setlist with some of Oasis’ most well-known tunes and sends the likely lads and ladette’s into Supersonic ecstasy.


Secret Sounds Present
LIAM GALLAGHER 
AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND TOUR 2019
WITH SPECIAL GUEST GERRY CINNAMON*

FRI 06 DEC ‧ FORTITUDE MUSIC HALL ‧ BRISBANE *

SAT 07 DEC ‧ FAIRGROUNDS FESTIVAL ‧ BERRY

MON 09 DEC ‧ ENMORE THEATRE ‧ SYDNEY *

WED 11 DEC ‧ MARGARET COURT ARENA ‧ MELBOURNE *

SAT 14 DEC ‧ BIRD IN HAND ‧ ADELAIDE

TUE 17 DEC ‧ FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE ‧ FREMANTLE

FRI 20 DEC ‧ SPARK ARENA ‧ AUCKLAND


TOOL Releases Long-Awaited Album ‘Fear Inoculum’, Their First Album In 13 Years

TOOL Releases Long-Awaited Album ‘Fear Inoculum’, Their First Album In 13 Years

TOOL RELEASES LONG-AWAITED ALBUM FEAR INOCULUM, THEIR FIRST ALBUM IN 13 YEARS 

LISTEN TO THE YEAR’S MOST ANTICIPATED ALBUM NOW


The news arrives as the band announces a six-week North American tour, launching the trek on Oct. 13 at the Aftershock Festival.

Fear Inoculum’s release caps off over a decade of speculation and anticipation, with confirmation of the release arriving in May as the band flashed “August 30” from the stage as they performed two new songs:Descending and Invincible.

As August arrived, TOOL released their back catalog via digital service providers, seeing OpiateUndertowÆnimaLateralus and 10,000 Days rack up in excess of 20 million streams in the subsequent 48 hours and occupy the top five spots on iTunes’ Top 10 Album Charts. 23 years after its initial release, Ænima re-entered the ARIA Albums chart, arriving at #6, with Lateralus (#8), 10,000 Days (#9), Undertow (#21) and with Opiate (#43) making all 5 albums landing in the Top 50. The band also broke records in the US that week: taking four of the top five spots on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums chart (the first act to achieve that feat upon digital release) and claiming 15 (of 25) spots on Billboard’s Rock Digital Song Sales chart.

The title track arrived as details surrounding the collection surfaced, including a limited-edition CD version of Fear Inoculum. The collectible offering, which was conceived by and directed by Adam Jones, features a 4” HD rechargeable screen with exclusive video footage, charging cable, 2 watt speaker, a 36-page booklet and a digital download card. A vinyl release will be announced soon.

TOOL formed in 1990, releasing four multi-platinum studio albums: Undertow (1993), Ænima (1996),Lateralus (2001) and 10,000 Days (2006); two EPs: 72826 (1991) and Opiate (1992) and the limited-edition boxset Salival (2000). The band has won three GRAMMY Awards®: Best Metal Performance(1998, “Ænima”), Best Metal Performance (2002, “Schism”) and Best Recording Package (2007,10,000 Days).

TOOL is Danny Carey (drums), Justin Chancellor (bass), Adam Jones (guitar) and Maynard James Keenan (vocals).

DZ Deathrays ‘Positive Rising: Part 1’ Out NOW!

DZ Deathrays ‘Positive Rising: Part 1’ Out NOW!

DZ DEATHRAYS

POSITIVE RISING: PART 1 OUT TODAY
+ NEW SINGLE ‘STILL NO CHANGE’


Everyone’s favourite thrash-party headbangers, DZ Deathrays, today deliver their fourth studio album Positive Rising: Part 1 – out everywhere now via I OH YOU!

To celebrate, the band will open pop-up stores this weekend up and down the east coast starting tonight at Sydney’s Crow Bar, Saturday night at Melbourne’s Lulie Tavern and Brisbane’s The Valley Drive In on Sunday. In partnership with Young Henrys, the pop-up stores offer a chance for fans to celebrate the release of Positive Rising: Part 1, grab a photo with the band, a $7 Young Henrys tinnie and get their hands on a super limited Blue/Gold vinyl (only available at the pop-ups).

Earlier this week DZ served up ‘Still No Change’, the new punk-inspired single packing a punch of raw punk insouciance. Alongside singer Shane Parsons’ documentation of feeling directionless, “it always feels like the time is wrong, all in all I guess it’s just a little unresolved,” the track is sprinkled with hopeful moments in the form of an underlying pop melody that leaves you humming and tapping along from first listen. It’s a juxtaposition of melancholy and joy – and some of DZ’s most reflective work yet.

“’Still No Change’ started from a writing session with Kim Moyes (one half of The Presets) and evolved into one of our more melodic moments on the record. Influenced by Ramones and The Strokes, ‘Still No Change’ delves into the idea of expectations of others and yourself to constantly be changing or evolving in life but not always knowing the direction you want to go.” – DZ Deathrays

VIDEO: ‘Still No Change’ by DZ Deathrays


‘Still No Change’ follows the first cut from Positive Rising: Part 1, ‘IN-TO-IT’, which set the tone for the band’s triumphant return to form. Accompanied by an enthralling and gritty visual, ‘IN-TO-IT’ has so far collected widespread love across triple j, community radio and RAGE. A second taste of their fourth anticipated full-length took the form of ‘Year Of The Dog’ features Matt Caughthran, frontman of The Bronx and one of DZ’s all-time favourite bands, a testament to the band’s international recognition and adoration.

Across the nine tracks, Positive Rising: Part 1 represents is a palpable and tangible progression for DZ Deathrays. Alongside Matt Caughthran’s (The Bronx) feature and the Kim Moyes (The Presents) co-write on ‘Still No Change’ Positive Rising: Part 1 also features Kirsty Tickle of Exhibitionist – yet still serves up DZs’ signature hard-hitting riffs.

On their new album, DZ Deathrays explore some uncharted territory; expect a blurring of genres, daring melodic tactics and even some spoken word. With new official third member Lachlan Ewbank joining Shane Parsons and Simon Ridley, a definite new lease on life has been breathed into DZ’s world with Positive Rising: Part 1 strapping the listener in for an unexpected yet familiar ride.

2018 was a huge year for the band, with their third LP Bloody Lovely debuting at #4 on the ARIA charts and earning them their third ARIA nomination for Best Rock/Heavy Metal Album. Earlier in 2019, DZ Deathrays released a long-awaited hip-hop collab with Australian heavyweights Trials and Briggs and young prodigy Jesswar in ‘Front Row Hustle’.

Not looking to slow down any time soon, DZ are back and ready to party. Positive Rising: Part 1 is available now and don’t miss the band this weekend at their pop-up bars and throughout October and November on their Positive Rising: Part 1 album tour.

 


‘Still No Change’
DZ Deathrays

Single out now through I OH YOU
Available to buy/stream here

Positive Rising: Part 1 Album
DZ Deathrays
Out now through I OH YOU
Available to buy/stream herePositive Rising: Part 1 tracklist:
  1. Hi Everyone
  2. Still No Change
  3. IN-TO-IT
  4. A Lot To Lose
  5. Hypercolour
  6. Snakes
  7. Nightmare Wrecker
  8. Year Of The Dog
  9. Silver Lining

DZ DEATHRAYS
POSITIVE RISING: PART 1 POP UP BARS
EVENTS ARE FREE!

Friday 30 August from 4pm
Crowbar | Sydney, NSW
*U18s Must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Facebook Event

Saturday 31 August from 6pm
Lulie Tavern | Melbourne, VIC
*U18s Must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and depart premises by 8pm.
Facebook Event

Sunday 1 September from 6pm
The Valley Drive In | Brisbane, QLD
*U18s Must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and depart premises by 5pm.
Facebook Event


DZ DEATHRAYS
POSITIVE RISING: PART 1 TOUR (AUSTRALIA/2019)
Presented by triple j, I OH YOU, Morning Belle & Select Music
With special guests Polish Club*, VOIID, The Buoys

TICKETS ON SALE NOW
via dzdeathrays.com

Friday 18 October
The Metro Theatre | Sydney, NSW
All Ages
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 13 28 49

Saturday 19 October
Manning Bar | Sydney, NSW
18+
oztix.com.au | Ph: 1300 762 545

Friday 25 October
The Forum | Melbourne, VIC
18+
ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 13 61 00

Saturday 26 October
The Evelyn | Melbourne, VIC
Under 18**
oztix.com.au | Ph: 1300 762 545

Friday 1 November
HQ | Adelaide, SA
All Ages
moshtix.com.au | Ph: 1300 GET TIX (438 849)

Saturday 2 November
Astor Theatre | Perth, WA
All Ages
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 13 28 49

Friday 8 November
The Tivoli | Brisbane, QLD
18+
ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 13 61 00

Saturday 9 November*
The Zoo | Brisbane, QLD
Under 18**
oztix.com.au | Ph: 1300 762 545

*Polish Club not playing
**over 18s able to attend with under 18 friends or to chaperone under 18s


DZ DEATHRAYS

 

MONTAIGNE’S NEW ALBUM COMPLEX IS OUT NOW

MONTAIGNE’S NEW ALBUM COMPLEX IS OUT NOW

MONTAIGNE 

NEW ALBUM COMPLEX OUT NOW
STREAM / BUY

NATIONAL TOUR IN NOVEMBER


Art pop auteur Montaigne has today released her spectacular second album Complex, which features triple j faves For Your Love and Ready, alongside her latest single, the title track of the record.  To celebrate the album, Montaigne will be taking part in instore stripped back performances and signings at Oh Jean Records in Melbourne on Saturday August 31 at 12pm and HUM Music in Sydney on Monday September 2 at 5.30pm.  She will then be hitting the road for her Complex album tour (presented by triple j) in November, kicking off in Adelaide on November 7, then moving through Perth, Fremantle, Maroochydore, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Bendigo, Torquay, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, and finishing up in Wollongong on November 30.  Montaigne has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket goes to support Bush Heritage Australia a national non-profit organisation conserving biodiversity in Australia. www.bushheritage.org.au

The latest single Complex is an intriguing snapshot of the aftermath of  – and hindsight that accompanies – a relationship with someone who has a Messiah complex.  This is Montaigne at her absolute best – self-aware, wise, and delightfully verbose, playing with the meaning of complex and threading intricate and playful vocal melodies atop a bed of kitschy piano and determined drums.  It’s the perfect title track for this eclectic album.  On the new album, themes range from loneliness, isolation, distorted love narratives, confused sense of self, the desire to escape, self-image issues and self-realisation.  All these concepts interact and percolate amongst themselves on Complex, and Montaigne does a spectacular job of expressing herself with eloquence, passion and powerful vocal authority.

Speaking on how she hopes the album is received by her audience, Montaigne explains, Having to figure this album and my life out in simultaneity was the best possible collision of events I could have endured.  There’s no way to quantify it, but I think going through the whole thing rescued me from a bunch of possible futures which would have been unpleasant and dark.  It’s just this sense I have.  I hope that listening to this album bequeaths the sense of anticipation and tension and tortuous disappointment that precedes your life and mind and body being totally reshaped and redefined, hopefully for the better.”

Montaigne worked with a wide range of producers on Complex, including long-time collaborator Tony Buchen (Courtney Barnett, The Preatures), Wynne Bennett (Twin Shadow, Janelle Monae), Kyle Shearer (Dua Lipa, Broods, K. Flay), Mozella (Madonna, Miley Cyrus, One Direction), Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Foals), Mario Späte (Tkay Maidza, Urthboy, Allday) and Eric J Dubowsky (Flume, St. Vincent, Dua Lipa).

Montaigne will be playing shows around the country in November to celebrate the release of Complex.  Her unique, theatrical and emotional  performance style never fails to impress. Tickets available from www.montaigne.oztix.com.au


 

Complex is available now: STREAM / BUY

SAT AUG 31 @ 12PM | OH JEAN RECORDS | INSTORE SIGNING AND PERFORMANCE | 276 NICHOLSON STREET, FITZROY

MON SEP 2 @ 5.30PM | HUM MUSIC | INSTORE SIGNING AND PERFORMANCE | 271 KING STREET, NEWTOWN

 

 

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ASH GRUNWALD NEW ALBUM ‘MOJO’ OUT NOW!

ASH GRUNWALD NEW ALBUM ‘MOJO’ OUT NOW!

ASH GRUNWALD

NEW ALBUM MOJO IS OUT NOW!


Ash Grunwald is stoked to release his brand-new album Mojo today! Acclaimed as one of Australia’s finest storytellers and live performers, Bloodlines is proud to release the next chapter in Ash Grunwald’s story.

“Grunwald’s deep, soulful tone is the star of the show” – STACK

Recorded in the US and Australia, Mojo features ‘Whispering Voice (feat. Kasey Chambers)’, and the newest single, ‘Ain’t My Problem (feat. The Teskey Brothers)’. There’s also appearances by some of the world’s top blues and roots artists, including Mahalia Barnes, Joe Bonamassa, The Cat Empire’s Harry James Angus, Terry Evans, Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater, Ian Collard and The Fabulous Thunderbirds’ Kim Wilson.

Alongside the release of Mojo, Ash has just released his first ever book, Surf By Day, Jam By Night. The book combines Ash’s two passions – music and surfing – giving an insight into the minds of the legends who have mastered the art of both. Through conversations with Kelly Slater, Steph Gilmore, Jack Johnson and many more, Ash discusses what it’s like to live out your dreams.

To celebrate the release of Mojo, Ash will embark on a national tour this October/November, before heading across the pond to New Zealand in late November. When purchasing tickets for the tour, fans will have the option to donate $4 to 15Trees, which will go directly towards planting a tree.

 

VIDEO: ‘Ain’t My Problem (feat. The Teskey Brothers) by Ash Grunwald


Mojo Album
Ash Grunwald
Out now through Bloodlines
Available to buy/stream here

Mojo tracklist:

  1. Hammer (feat. Terry Evans)
  2. Ain’t My Problem (feat. The Teskey Brothers)
  3. Waiting Around To Die (feat. Joe Bonamassa, Josh Teskey & Ian Collard)
  4. Whispering Voice (feat. Kasey Chambers)
  5. Human (feat. Mahalia Barnes & Harry James Angus)
  6. Trouble’s Door (feat Mahalia Barnes & Kim Wilson)
  7. Mountain (feat. Mahalia Barnes)
  8. 3AM (feat. Harry James Angus & Ian Collard)
  9. How Many More Years (feat. Eddy ‘The Chief’ Clearwater & Ian Collard)
  10. Whipping Boy (feat. Terry Evans)
  11. The Boogie
  12. Goin’ Out West (feat. Kim Wilson)

ASH GRUNWALD
MOJO TOUR
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2019

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

 

Friday 4 October
Jive Bar | Adelaide, SA

Supported by Jack Botts
moshtix.com.au

Saturday 5 October
Howler | Melbourne, VIC   

Supported by Jack Botts
moshtix.com.au

Friday 11 October
Rosemount Hotel | Perth, WA

Supported by Jack Botts
oztix.com.au

Saturday 12 October
West Australian Guitar Festival | Perth, WA

stringsattachedfestival.com.au

Friday 18 October
The Lansdowne Hotel | Sydney, NSW

Supported by Jack Botts
in-tix.com

Saturday 19 October
The Zoo | Brisbane, QLD

Supported by Jack Botts
oztix.com.au

Friday 1 November
Waratah Hotel | Hobart, TAS

oztix.com.au

Saturday 2 November
The Royal Oak | Launceston, TAS

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Sunday 3 November
Forth Pub | Forth, TAS

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Saturday 9 November
Bridgetown Blues Festival | Bridgetown, WA

bluesatbridgetown.com.au

Sunday 10 November
96FM’s Kickstart Summer Concert
Ascot Racecourse | Perth, WA

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Saturday 23 November & Sunday 24 November
Queenscliff Music Festival | Queenscliff, VIC

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Thursday 28 November
Anthology Lounge | Auckland, NZ

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Friday 29 November
Yot Club | Raglan, NZ

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Sunday 30 November
Totara Street | Mount Manuganui, NZ

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Sunday 1 December
Leigh Sawmill | Leigh, NZ

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ASH GRUNWALD

BRITISH INDIA ANNOUNCE 2019 NATIONAL TOUR

BRITISH INDIA ANNOUNCE 2019 NATIONAL TOUR

BRITISH INDIA 
ANNOUNCE EAST COAST TOUR
+ INTRODUCE NEW GUITARIST JACK TOSI


British India are thrilled to announce that after a one year hiatus and an uncertain future, they’ll be returning to stages along the east coast of Australia during October and November this year, with headline shows and a few killer festival slots along the way.  And that’s not all – the band have welcomed their new guitarist Jack Tosi; an old school friend of the group ready to rock for the upcoming run of shows.  They’ll be kicking off in Albury at Beer Deluxe on October 18, then moving through Canberra, Adelaide, Geelong, Brisbane, Sydney, Narrabeen, Currumbin, Belgrave, St Kilda, Hobart, and wrapping up at the Bridge Hotel in Forth, Tasmania on November 24.

A chance meeting between old friends – drummer Matt O’Gorman and guitarist Jack Tosi – turned out to be fortuitous.  Matt was on the hunt for a guitarist, and Jack was looking to play once again, it seemed a perfect opportunity.  A jam session was arranged, and by the session’s end, Jack was in the band.  He was the one and only guitarist British India had auditioned…it was meant to be, as vocalist and guitarist Declan Melia explains, We’ve known Jack since high school, in fact, his band beat British India in battle of the bands back in the early days!  So, I don’t think it was a surprise that Matt asked him.  It’s no exaggeration to say that Nic was the only guitarist we had ever played with, so that’s why we were surprised when it all gelled so easily with Jack.  We were halfway through the second song when I turned to Matt and smiled like, ‘this is going to work’, that kid can play a guitar man! I’m so excited for these shows, it’s going to be a really strange and vibrant feeling. It’s going to be amazing actually. Where will it lead?  Who knows, but you know us, we love this music and this band too much to stop.”

Over the course of their impressive career, British India have earned four Top 10 ARIA albums, eight entries into the Hottest 100 and their classic single I Can Make You Love Meis accredited Gold in Australia.  Their latest album, Forgetting The Future, was met with widespread praise for its innovative direction and palpable energy, with singles My Love and Precious both being added to high rotation on both Triple M and triple j radio.

On the upcoming tour, British India will be armed with tracks from their entire discography, particularly boasting those from their bulging back catalogue of Australian live favourites – think Hottest 100 dominating tracks like VanillaI Can Make You Love Me and Suddenly; Australia’s most loved indie rockers are back on the road!  New guitarist Jack Tosi is thrilled to be heading out on the tour, as he enthuses, ‘I’ve know the guys since they started and it’s been great watching their success over the years.  I’m looking forward to getting on the road, playing these great songs and being part of the next chapter.”

Be sure to catch the legendary Melbourne rockers doing what they do best on a stage near you this October and November.

British India is Declan Melia (vocals and guitar), Jack Tosi (lead guitar), Will Drummond (bass) and Matt O’Gorman (drums).


Tickets to the national tour are on sale now.

BRITISH INDIA 2019 NATIONAL TOUR

 

Fri 18 Oct              Beer Deluxe Albury                              Albury, NSW                           TICKETS
Sat 19 Oct             Stonefest                                               Canberra, ACT                       TICKETS

Fri 25 Oct              Lion Arts Factory                                  Adelaide, SA                          TICKETS
Sat 26 Oct             B.I.G. Festival                                        Geelong, VIC                          TICKETS
Sat 2 Nov              Scene & Heard Festival                        Brisbane, QLD                       TICKETS

Fri 8 Nov               Crowbar Sydney                                    Sydney, NSW                         TICKETS

Sat 9 Nov              Narrabeen RSL                                      Narrabeen, NSW                    TICKETS
Sat 16 Nov            Soundlounge                                         Currumbin, NSW                   TICKETS

Thu 21 Nov           Sooki Lounge                                        Belgrave, VIC                         TICKETS
Fri 22 Nov             Espy Gershwin Room                           St Kilda, VIC                           TICKETS
Sat 23 Nov            Altar Bar                                                 Hobart, TAS                            TICKETS
Sun 24 Nov           Bridge Hotel                                           Forth, TAS                              TICKETS


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