NEWS [01.04.16]



Shady Cottage kicks off today. The festival will feature the likes of András & Oscar Key Sung, Broadway Sounds, Leisure Suite, GL, Flamingo Jones, Crepes and more.

Here’s the new one from Greeves.

Dan Sultan, Bernard Fanning & You Am I are set to appear on ABC’s Play School as part of the show’s 50th anniversary.

BIGSOUND 2016 will return to Brisbane from 7-9 September. Early bird passes are now available, and artist applications are open. Details here.

The Lovely Days have dropped a new track. ‘Moving In’ is lifted off their upcoming EP Watermelon, out April 14th.

The next I Mange My Music workshop has been announced. It will take place on Sunday April 24th and will feature Paul Dempsey, Jen Cloher, Zac Abroms from Viceroyalty (and me).

Singer/songwriter Benji Lewis has released his new ‘Night & Day’. His EP Hearts & Halos is out now.


Mike Elrington‘s new LP Two Lucky Star is out now. He’s hitting the road for an east coast tour and will play The Flying Saucer tonight.

The Bennies have release their new album Wisdom Machine. See them tonight at the Corner Hotel.

Saatsuma launches debut single ‘STORM’ at Shebeen tonight.

World’s End Press play their final show tonight at Howler with CC Disco and Broadway Sounds.

Grace Knight from Melbourne-based pop group Eurogliders is playing a solo show at Bird’s Basement tomorrow night.

Lilly Tunley launches her debut EP at the Grace Darling on Saturday with supports from Vinten & Sarah De Haan.

Slowly Slowly launch new single ‘PMTWGR’ tomorrow night at The Workers Club with support from Flour, Worm and Space Panic.

Northeast Party House will celebrate their 6th birthday with a gig at The Corner Hotel tomorrow night. Supports include Good Morning and DJ sets from Gold Fields and Neon Love.

Papa G and The Starcats will launch their upcoming 7″ vinyl at the Shadow Electric tomorrow night.

Gabriella Cohen is playing an instore at Record Paradise this Sunday from 4pm.

Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird are hitting up The Evelyn Hotel every Wednesday in April. It all starts next Wednesday April 6th with Alex Lahey and Dhana Bhutan.

Eastward is launching his new EP Laurie Came Home at The Gasometer on Thursday April 7th.

Orches‘ is back with a new single, he’s launching it at The Workers Club on Thursday April 7th.

Tali Sing has released his new single ‘On Call’. He’ll launch it at Shebeen on Thursday April 7th.

Oh Pep! have joined the Village Sounds roster and announced a national tour. They’ll play Northcote Social Club on Friday April 8th.

SMILE‘s new album is out today. They’re launching it at the Gasometer on Friday April 8th with The Ocean Party, Good Morning, Tim Richmond Group, and Great Outdoors.

Mayfair Kytes launch their new album Animus at The Workers Club on Friday April 8th.

On Friday April 8th The Murlocs play The Tote and on Saturday April 9th they’ll play The Curtin.

Ben Abraham has announced Melbourne show, he’ll play the Toff in Town on Saturday April 9th.

LAMA launch their new single ‘Wolf’ at The Retreat on Saturday April 9th.

Busy Kingdom launch their new single at the B.East in East Brunswick on Saturday April 9th.

Sean McMahon & The MoonMen‘s new album Shiner is out today. They’re launching it at Bella Union on Saturday April 16th with guests Luke Brennan (Big Smoke) and St Jude.

Huntly have dropped their new single. They’re launching it at The Gasometer on Thursday April 14th.

The Sugarcanes launch their self-titled LP on Friday April 15th at The Tote with support from Yard Apes and Jim Lawrie Band.

Tracy McNeil & The Goodlife launch new single ‘Paradise’ on Friday April 15th at The Retreat Hotel with special guests Murdena.

Tully on Tully will launch their EP Miles Away on Saturday April 16th with Wallflower.

Hoodlem and Nico Ghost play Howler on Saturday April 16th with GXNXVS and Alice Ivy.

The Burning Roaches have released their EP. They’ll launch it on Saturday April 16th at The Old Bar with Claws & Organs, Woo Who and Ghost Dick.

Tough Uncle have dropped a new single ‘Doctors’. They’ll launch it at Old Bar on Thursday April 21st.

Sleepy Dreamers have announced a single launch. It takes place on Friday April 22nd with The Adelaide Crows and Arbes.

The Yard Apes launch their new album Should’ve Stayed Home on Friday April 22nd at the Spotted Mallard.

The Hounds Homebound launch their new EP Too Dumb To Ask For Love on Friday April 22nd at The Evelyn.

Alex Watts has returned with new single ‘Hopeful’ and has announced a May residency at The Grace Darling, kicking off on Wednesday 4th.

NEW SLANG is a new monthly, all-ages gig presented by The Push in collaboration with Arts Centre Melbourne. The first show will take place on May 6th featuring Tiny Little Houses and Alex Lahey.

Darling James has announced a co-headline tour with Brisbane’s Machine Age. The tour hits Melbourne on Thursday May 12th at The Workers Club. Here’s Darling James’ new single.

Camp Cope launch their album on Friday May 13th at The John Curtin Hotel with Wet Lips, Two Steps on the Water, & Moon Rituals.

Au Dré have dropped a new single called “Wanna Know?’. The duo release their EP in April, and will be launching it on May 13th at the Gasometer with DxHeaven, Cocoa Noire + CC:DISCO.

Henry Wagons launches his new album on Saturday May 14th with Leah Senior and Gena Rose Bruce.

The Hiding have unleashed their brand new single ‘Karma My Life’, they’re launch it at Revolver on May 21.

Hoodlem – Hoodlem EP 29/3
Lucianblomkamp – Bad Faith 1/4
Loose Tooth – Saturn Returns EP 1/4
Mayfair Kytes – Animus 1/4
SMILE – Rhythm Method 1/4
Sean McMahon and The MoonMen – Shiner 1/4



Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird – Melbourne Bitter

Tali Sing – On Call feat. Dominique

Toby Robinson – Live Your Life

The Yard Apes – Bottle of Wine