NEWS [05.08.17]

NEWS

Girls Rock! Melbourne is holding their third camp this year. It will run from September 25th – 29th at Wick Studios.The summer holiday music program aims to empower self-identifying girls and gender non-conforming youth aged 12-17 of all abilities through music. More details here.

Rice Is Nice have signed Lowtide. Take a listen to their new single ‘Alibi’

Melbourne’s free winter music festival Live N Local returns to the City of Port Phillip this August. Spanning eight days from August 19 to 26, the full lineup is available here.

SIMONA has released new single ‘Triumph’

The sixth annual Kyneton Music Festival takes place on October 20th and 21st. The lineup includes the likes of Cash Savage & The Last Drinks, Rolling Blackout Coastal Fever, Loose Tooth, Flowertruck, and Karl S. Williams.

Wayfarer// has teamed up with LANKS for new single ‘Broken Wire’.

The OFF TAP crew are throwing their biggest event yet. On Saturday September 2nd the first mini-festival will be held at secret location in an industrial estate in Melbourne’s South-East suburbs. Featuring the likes of Swamp, Barefoot Spacemen and Hugh Fuchsen. Head to Facebook for more details.

‘Dressed To Kill’ is the new single from Analogue Sunset.

The spring season of NGV Friday Nights has been announced, and will feature the likes of Lupa J, GL, ALTA and Airling. Full details here.

Here’s the new one from Alex Elbery and The Strangers.

NYE on the Hill has announced this year’s headliners, Ball Park Music and Regurgitator. The festival runs from Saturday December 30 – Monday January 1 on The Farm, 95 minutes from Melbourne.

‘Would You Do It Again?’ is the debut single from songwriter Matthew Kenneally.

Beyond The Valley has announced their 2017 dates, the festival returns to Lardner Park, Warragul from Thursday December 28 – Monday January 1.

The Sand Dollars have released their new EP. Take a listen to one of the tracks ‘Love Dust’ below.

Melbourne International Film Festival has kicked off and runs until August 20th. Check out the program here.

KA-TYA has released a new single ‘Beautiful Faces’.

Ali Barter has signed a deal with WME booking agency for the US.

Luna Ruggiero has released her debut single ‘Venomous’

Albert Salt has returned with a new single.

Native Tongue Music Publishing has signed Alexander Biggs, his new single ‘Figure It Out’ is out now.

‘Alone’ is the debut single from Attila Mora.

GIGS

La Bastard launch their new album Trouble at The Gasometer Hotel on Saturday August 5th with The Sugarcanes, Baby Blue and Shitsville.

Brendan Welch returns to the Toff on Saturday August 5th with a full band to launch his second (self-titled) LP on vinyl. Support comes from Freya Josephine Hollick and Jemma Rowlands.

Localles are launching their debut EP Not a Contender on Saturday August 5th at The Workers Club.

Hollow Everdaze are heading out on tour in support of the their debut album. Catch them on Saturday August 5th at The Curtin.

Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird are back with a new single ‘Blaze’. They’re hitting The Evelyn Hotel every Wednesday in July. Catch them on August 9th.

POPPONGENE have announced their headline show at The Grace Darling Hotel on Wednesday August 9th with supports Culte and 808s and Greatest Hits.

Self Talk will release their Almost Everything EP on August 11th. Listen to the single below and catch them at The Old Bar on Saturday August 12th.

Didirri plays The Workers Club on August 11th.

The Attics launch their self titled album at The Grace Darling on August 12th with support from Beloved Elk, Blyolk & Sofala.

Cousin Tom have released a remastered version of ‘Regressing’, the best-loved track from their debut album. They’re launching at The Tote on Sunday 13th August with support from Hannah Kate, Cracker La Touf and Pup Tentacle.

Isadoré will launch her EP Fight or Flight at The Toff in Town on Wednesday August 16th with support from DX Heaven and Darling James.

BATTS will be launching new single ‘Little White Lies’ at The Workers Club August 17th.

‘Fenceline’ is the latest from Aeora. Catch her at The Gasometer on Thursday August 17th with Saatsuma and Samsaruh.

Lincoln Le Fevre have released their third album Come Undone and they’re launching it at The Gasometer on Friday August 18th.

Lowtide launch their new single on Friday August 25th at The Northcote Social Club before they head off on their debut EU tour.

The Twoks have returned with a new single. Catch them at Open Studio on Friday August 25th.

LANKS plays Northcote Social Club on Saturday August 26th.

Patrick Wilson and The Bare River Queens launch new single ‘Nobody’ at The Post Office Hotel on Sunday August 27th.

Sons of Rico are headlining The Gasometer Thursday August 31st alongside Ferla and Gumboo.

Tempus Sun launch their new single ‘Gold’ at The Evelyn Hotel on September 1st.

On Diamond launch new single ‘Light’ at The Yarra Hotel on September 2.

Maja has released her new EP Still Bleeding. She’s launching it at The Wesley Anne on September 1st.

Jen Cloher will release her new album on August 11th, she’s also heading out on tour – playing Howler on September 8th.

Pierce Brothers have announced their “The Records Were Ours” Australian tour this August/September, taking in in QLD, WA, SA, VIC, NT and NSW. Catch them at 170 Russell on September 15th.

Bench Press launch their album on Saturday September 23rd at The Old Bar with Horace Bones, TV Haze and Local Coward.

Liv Cartledge launches her new single at Some Velvet Morning on Saturday October 7th.

Alexander Biggs launches his debut EP at the Toff in Town on Saturday October 7th.

In celebration of the upcoming album Desire Path, Yeo is pleased to announce a massive 11-date national tour with special guest Lonelyspeck. Catch them at Howler on October 14th with Eilish Gilligan and Alex Yabsley DJ.

Alex Lahey has dropped her new single and announced her debut album. I Love You Like A Brother is out October 6th. You can catch her on tour throughout October, she’s playing The Corner on Wednesday October 18th.

The Ocean Party‘s seventh full-length Beauty Point is out August 18th on Spunk Records. See them at The Pinnacle on November 4th.

Sad Grrrls Festival, Australia’s Largest music festival dedicated to promoting gender diversity in the music industry, is back for its third year running. The Melbourne leg is happening at The Reverence Hotel on Saturday November 11th. Featuring the likes of Lady Lash, The Pink Tiles, BATTS, Eilish Gilligan, and Fierce Mild. Here’s the new single from Fierce Mild.

VIDEOS

Alexander Biggs – Figure It Out

Alex Lahey – Every Day’s The Weekend

Brendan Welch – Something Like Love

Mount Defiance – Teamwork

Gold Class – Rose Blind

The Ocean Party – More To Run

Jen Cloher – Regional Echo

Lance Ferguson & One Above – Back To You (feat. EMRSN and Mose)

Fractures – Time Frame

Wet Lips – Here If You Need

Ali Barter – One Foot In

Osaka – Vessel (Live Music Video)

Holy Holy – True Lovers

The Bombay Royale – I Love You Love You

LANKS – Comfortable (live at Hawthorn Arts Centre)

Isadoré – Lose Control

White Summer – Zero In Tennis

Lazer Blades – Heartbreaker

Jim Lawrie – Lost on Earth

Hemm – Dearest Friend

Total Giovanni – Your Light

Tempus Sun – Gold

KING PARROT – Ten Pounds of Shit in a Five Pound Bag

BARNARD ft. Joanna Kerr – Separation Street

On Diamond – Light

Vance Joy – Lay It On Me

sabi

sabi

Sabi, a 26 year old from Perth but now calls Melbourne home. Works full time in music publishing, and runs music management & publicity company Maths & Magic. Keen listener and supporter of Australian music, and lover of live music. Follow on Twitter.

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