NEWS [04.06.17]



Much to my delight, Ainslie Wills has returned with her new single ‘Running Second’.

Leaps and Bounds Music Festival have announced their 2017 program running from
Thursday July 13th – Sunday July 23rd. Check out the lineup here

The Stevens return with the first taste from second album Good.

Ali Barter, Alex Lahey and Henry Wagons are among the nominees for the 2017 AIR Awards. The ceremony will hit Queen’s Theatre in Adelaide on Thursday July 27th.

PASSERINE have dropped a new single ‘More Human’, it’s the title track from their upcoming EP, out June 8th.

Apollo Bay has a new after-dark festival WinterWild, the festival will take place over four wintery weekends across July and August. Laura Jean, Sui Zhen, friendships, Seagull and Sarah Mary Chadwick have just been announced for the final weekend (August 12th & 13th).

ORCHA has dropped his debut EP BODYBOUND. Take a listen to their second single ‘Get By’.

Swagger Music Festival have announced their 2017 lineup, featuring the likes of Kyle Lionhart, Fingers Mitchell Cullen, Josh Cashman, Riley Pearce, The Sea Gypsies, and Little Georgia. It’s happening from October 20 – October 22 in Wandiligong, Victoria.

Wayfarer// teams up with NOVAA on ‘Why’d You Let Me Out’, the second single off upcoming Garden State EP, due out later this year.

REMI and art and destruction favourites Boxwars have been added to the 24th annual Melbourne Reclink Community Cup on Sunday 25 June at Victoria Park.

Take Your Time have released a version of Kylie Minogue’s Love at ‘First Sight’, the first taste of Vol. 1 – an upcoming compilation from Healthy Tapes in support of RISE (Refugees, Survivors and Ex-detainees). It’s out on June 30th.

Bella Union have announced that the venue will close after 12 years in business.

Here’s the first single from Great Outdoors‘ upcoming LP Fake News, out on Smooch Records on June 30th.

Fraser A Gorman, Gretta Ray and Sui Zhen are among the acts playing NGV’s Unplugged Live series throughout June and July.

As Yeo readies his upcoming album Desire Path (out August 18), he is drip-feeding singles from the album every fortnight.

An all-female event Electric Lady will hit the Corner Hotel on July 1st, featuring Alex Lahey, Ali Barter, Bec Sandridge, Gretta Ray, Jack River, Body Type and Rackett.

Ryan Sterling has released a double record Birds/Skeleton Bird.

Charlotte Abroms is the recipient of 2017 The Lighthouse Award. The Melbourne based music manager works with Haarlo, Ainslie Wills and Gretta Ray.

Jessica Says‘ new album is out now via Chapter Music.


Scott Darlow has dropped a new single ‘Runaway’. See him at the Retreat this evening, Sunday June 4th.

Slowly Slowly play the Northcote Social Club on Friday June 9th with Sincerely Grizzly, Turn South & Press Club.

Smoke Rings have dropped a new track. Catch them supporting DIET. on Friday June 9th at the Evelyn.

Pretty City are back from Canadian Music Week and back on the road. See them on Saturday June 10th at Northcote Social Club.

‘Aomame’ is the first single from Dreamcoat‘s sophomore EP. They’re launching it at The Grace Darling on Saturday June 10th with support from Mcrobin & Romeo Moon.

Allysha Joy hits the Fender Rhodes piano for a one off show at Kew Court House on Saturday June 10th.

Heat Wave launch their debut album Dead Beats on Saturday June 10th at The Old Bar, with support from Bitch Diesel, Chelsea Bleach, V and Spit PLUS a very special DJ set from Pleather Purrs.

The Lovely Days are celebrating the release of their new EP Arms Wide Open and hitting the road for a tour. Catch them at Bar Open on Wednesday June 14th.

Forever Son‘s debut album 10 Months is out now via Dark Barn. The album will be launched on Thursday June 15th at The Old Bar with supports Zoe Fox & The Rocket Clocks and Quivers.

The Hard Aches play Howler on Thursday June 15th with supports Muncie Girls and The Football Club.

FERLA will launch his Double EP at The Tote Hotel on Friday June 16th. Supported by The Ocean Party, Girlatones, and Loose Tooth DJs.

Remi and Sampa The Great play 170 Russell on Friday June 16th.

JAMATAR has released a new single and announced a launch at Yah Yahs on Friday June 16th.

The Citradels have released their seventh album Where’s One?. They’re launching it on Friday June 16th at The Catfish.

Baby Blue & Hollie Joyce invite you to a release and launch party for their super limited Lathe Cut Split 7″. It’s happening at Oh Jean Records on Saturday June 17th from 2pm-5pm.

Georgia State Line launch new single ‘Older Than I Am’ on Saturday June 17th at the Union Hotel with support from duo Small Town Romance.

Evangeline launches her debut EP at The Penny Black on Saturday June 17th with supports Killboy and Sophie Grophy.

Hayden Calnin launches his new single ‘Waves’ at Howler on Saturday June 17th, support comes from nyck and FEELDS. He’s new EP Dirt is out on June 30th.

Before they head overseas, Camp Cope are playing a farewell show at the Tote on Sunday June 18th.

Milk Buttons will launch their EP Songs For My Butcher Bird on Sunday June 18th at Bar Open. Support comes from Breve and Parc.

The Question is the sophmore LP from eight-piece orchestral folk group TULALAH. They’re launching the album on June 22nd at The Gasometer Hotel with support from Rowena Wise, Uncle Pennybags and the Vibe-a-centrics.

Swim Season are playing Northcote Social Club on Saturday June 24th with support from Retro Culture.

Howlite launches new single ‘Gothic Romance’ at The Workers Club on June 25th, with support from Yule and The Royal Parks.

Slow Dancer is hitting the road in supporting of his forthcoming album In A Mood. Catch him at The Gasometer on July 6.

Gold Class have signed to Barely Dressed Records, dropped a new single and announced a tour. They’re hitting the Corner Hotel on Saturday July 8th.

The Panics play National Gallery of Victoria on Saturday July 8th.

Press Club hit The Old Bar to launch their debut single ‘Headwreck’ on Saturday July 8th.

Woodes has announced a headline tour, she plays The Workers Club on Saturday July 8th.

Miles and Simone are back with their latest single ‘She and I’. See them launch it as part of Leaps and Bounds Festival on Thursday July 13th at The Grace Darling.

Hello Satellites will release their album Bright Face on June 23 via Eastmint Records and launch it live with a matinee show at The Gasometer on Saturday July 16th.

Jim Lawrie will release his new album Slacker of the Year on Friday June 9th. He’s launching it at Northcote Social Club on Friday July 28th.

‘Blind You’ is the latest from Didirri. He’s playing The Workers Club on August 11th.

Illy has announced a huge regional tour. He will hit Victoria for a string of shows. Friday 25th August at Kay St in Traralgon, Saturday 26th August at The Pier in Frankston, Thursday 21st September at Wool Exchange in Geelong, Friday 22nd September at Whalers in Warrnambool and Saturday 7th October at Karova’s Car Park in Ballarat.

BATPISS will release their new LP Rest in Piss via Poison City on July 14th. New tune ‘Paralyzed’ is out now and they’re touring later this year. Catch them on August 26th at The Tote.

This September The Getaway Plan will embark on a national tour. The band will be performing their critically acclaimed album, ‘Other Voices, Other Rooms’. The first show at the Corner Hotel has sold out, but there’s a second show on Sunday September 10th.


Yeo feat. Asta – Never Wanted That

Slowly Slowly – Ivy on the Fence Line

Jim Lawrie – Swimming In The Rain

Press Club – Headwreck

Fortunes. – Focus

Illy – Oh My feat. Jenna McDougall

The Smith Street Band – Shine

Hello Satellites – Hello Lover

Astral Skulls – What We Lost

Forever Son – San Jose

J M S Harrison x Cabin Inn – Afterglow

HACHIKU – Moonface

Miles Recommends – Darkness

Brittle Bones – Come Clean

Society Of Beggars – Old Haunts

The Innocence – Greener Pastures

Hollow Everdaze – Cartoons

808s & Greatest Hits – Goodbye

Francesca Mountfort – Cosmic Raven

The Convoy – Heh


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