NEWS [16.01.15]



Tom from Big Scary/#1 Dads has remixed Art of Sleeping’s new tune.

The Society of Tastemakers & Elegant People (STEP)’s first panel event of the year returns next Wednesday January 21st.‘The Artist’ is taking place at The Toff in Town, the panel will feature Chela, Oscar Key Sung, Banoffee and Remi, and performances by RaRa and friendships.

Courtney Barnett, Chet Faker and Dan Sultan are among the writers shortlisted for the APRA Song Of The Year.

Skipping Girl Vinegar, Bearded Gypsy Band and Frank Yamma have been added to the Port Fairy Folk Festival lineup.

The Smith Street Band have announced a surprise new digital / 7” single.

PBS have announced the first acts for Drive Live 2015. These include Black Cab, The Ocean Party, Ausmuteants, Love Of Diagrams, and Primitive Calculators. PBS’ annual live-to-air Drive Live is happening from February 2nd to 6th.

‘Endless Bloom’ is the new single from Mmdelai.


Magic Bones & Harts are currently on a national co-headline tour, they play Shebeen tonight.

El Moth play The Evelyn tonight with support from Rasta Unity.

Sunset Blush is launching new single ‘Sweet Barbwire’ tonight at Yah Yahs.

Artist Proof plays The Wesley Anne tomorrow from 2pm with support from Slow Galo (solo) and Kate McMahon.

The Evening Cast are playing a free show at The Brunswick Hotel tomorrow night with Mihra and Von Stache.

Catch The Darjeelings, The Black Harrys and Biddlewood this Saturday at Whole Lotta Love in Brunswick.

Alanna Eileen‘s launching her debut EP at The Toff in Town this Sunday with support from Lara Travis and Noah Earp.

This Sunday, head to Lomond Hotel in Brunswick to see Lisa Crawley and Forever Son. Music from 5pm, free entry.

On Monday night be sure to head along to LongPlay in Fitzroy North, Luke Howard and Ben Abraham are playing.

Oh Pep! and Open Swimmer are playing at The Melbourne Folk Club next Wednesday January 21st.

Lupine have scored a January residency at the Evelyn Hotel. It continues on Wednesday January 21st with Royalty Noise and Mycology Music.

Dear Plastic play The Gasometer Thursdays in January! The lineup for January 22nd is pretty sweet, Dear Plastic will be joined by Sleep Decade and Beloved Elk.

J M S Harrison is touring with Jamie Hutchings later this month. Here’s where you can see him. Friday 30th at LongPlay, Saturday 31st at Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine and Sunday February 1st at Some Velvet Morning.

‘Fossil / Human’, a collaborative exhibition by The Dreamer and His Pillow and artist Bonnie Eichelberger. The exhibition will feature illustrative hand letterpressed prints accompanied by a two part explorative musical soundscape, released on cassette tape and performed live at the opening night on Thursday January 29th. Held at The Hungry Workshop from 6-9pm with a live performance from 7pm.

The Trotskies have announced an intimate headline show at the Grace Darling Basement on Friday January 30th with support from Owen Rabbit and BREVE.

Dorsal Fins have signed to Remote Control. The band’s new single ‘Mind Renovation’ is being launched at The Gasometer on Saturday January 31st with New Gods & Bec Rigby.

Every Wednesday night in February LANKS is taking the stage at Some Velvet Morning. Special guests to be announced.

LUCIANBLOMKAMP kicks off the new year with a show at Shebeen on Friday 27th February at Melbourne’s Shebeen. Joined by Martin King (the Harpoons, Oscar + Martin) and Good Manners DJs.

Here’s another taste of Twerps‘ forthcoming album Range Anxiety, it’s out next Friday January 23rd via Chapter Music. The band play Sugar Mountain next Saturday January 24th.

Alanna Eileen – Absence EP 18/1

Kagu – Shadow Of The Wind

Red Ink – Hourglass

Young Hysteria – One Young Love

The Ocean Party – Deluded

ESESE – AINTNO (Feat. Hancoq)

Total Giovanni – Can’t Control My Love

J M S Harrison – Precious Company

Coach Bombay – National Anthem of STRAYA (to the tune of Hey Ya)