NEWS [26.03.17]



Mel Fest is a benefit for Mel McNamara, organised by her friends to show their support as she battles a third round with cancer. The special show will take place at the Croxton Bandroom on Friday 7th April. Lending their talents on the night will be Paul Dempsey, Glenn Richards Five Piece, Dan Kelly, Dan Brodie and Krista Polvere. Tickets available here.

‘Be Down’ is the new one from Zellow.

If you haven’t renewed your Music Victoria membership, or are yet to sign up as a member. Please consider signing up this month. The 2017 Prizes is valued over $12,500. Details here.

‘Brooke Shields’ is the new single lifted from Ryalnd Rose‘s upcoming album to be released on May 12th.

BOOGIE 11 returns to Bruzzy’s Farm Tallarook from April 14th to 16th. They’ve just announced a bunch of new additions to the lineup including Oh Pep!, Baby Blue, Drug Sweat and Jarrow.

Forever Son‘s new single ‘Crumb Kitchen’ is out now. His debut album, Ten Months will be released on the 26th May 2017 via Dark Barn.

Alex Lahey, Mallrat, and Japanese Wallpaper (DJ Set) will play a free and all ages show at Government House Melbourne on Thursday April 6th from 12pm.

FERLA‘s new EP Stay Posi will be released on Friday May 26th.

Starving Artist Podcast are throwing a Season One Launch Party at Workshop on Friday March 31st! The panelists includes Sui Zhen, Sarah the Firth Creative Services, Wendy Syfret, and Frances Cannon Artist. Details here.

Jeffers Limit are celebrating the release of our 7” vinyl consisting of two singles – ‘Insolent’ and ‘Spots’.


It’s the final night of The Football Club‘s residency at the Workers Club on Tuesday March 28th. Head along to see the band plus supports Sugar Teeth, Georgia Maq, Dead Planet 1964.

River Blue will launch new single ‘Mark Of A Man’ live with his band at The Workers Club on March 30th.

Batpiss have returned with new single ‘Weatherboard Man’ and they’ll launch it at The Gasometer on Friday March 31st with supports Harmony, Cable Ties & TV Haze.

Plastic launch their new single at Bar Open on March 31st.

Jazz Party have dropped a new single. Catch them at Howler on Friday March 31st with supports by DJ Richie 1250, Pierre Baroni & Jason Goodman.

Greenthief are touring their latest single. Catch them at Cherry Bar on Saturday April 1st with Heads of Charm, FLUFF and Khan.

Kit Warhurst has released a new single ‘Oliver Never Knew Sunshine’ and announced an album launch at Easy Street Concert Hall on Saturday April 1st.

‘Lost Kids Balloon’ is the latest release from The Hiding. They’re launching it at Horse Bazaar on Saturday April 1st.

BATTS has released a new single ‘For Now’. She’s also playing a residency at Some Velvet Morning throughout April, it kicks off on Sunday April 2nd.

Jimmy Chang Hot Tuna has unveiled new single ‘2007’. It’s lifted from his Original Changster EP, out March 31. He’s launching it at The Tote on Thursday April 6th.

Amanda Vitartas of Future Popes, Grace Kindellan of Wet Lips and Jenny McKechnie of Cable Ties / Wet Lips have joined forces to form a new label, Hysterical Records. The launch is happening on Friday April 7th at The Old Bar with live performances from Wet Lips, Shrimpwitch and Hexdebt

The line-up for the official Split Singles Club launch show has been announced. It’s happening at the John Curtin Band Room on Saturday April 8th featuring Blank Realm, Jade Imagine, Dag, Lehmann B. Smith, Primo! and Hachiku.

Aeora plays upstairs at the Gasometer on Saturday April 8th.

Hollow Everdaaze are playing at The Gasometer on Saturday April 8th with Lowtide, Dianas and Lalić.

Swim Season have released their new single ‘Lungs’ today, and they’ll be launching the track at The Toff in Town on April 13th with LEO (Adelaide) & Soft Corporate.

Daniel Trakell has released his debut EP Paradise, he’ll play The Spotted Mallard on Saturday April 20th.

Jarrow have teamed up with Brisbane trio Good Boy for a split 7″ vinyl. They’ve also announced a co-headline tour, and will play The Gasometer on April 21st.

Oh Pep! have announced a national tour, catch them on Friday April 28th at Howler.

Davidson Brothers launch their new album All You Need Is Music at Longhorn Saloon on Friday April 28th.

Lip Sync Chicks have released their debut single, and they’ll launch it on Friday April 28th at The Gasometer Hotel (Upstairs).

Baby Blue launch their EP In My Mind at The Curtin Hotel on May 25th with support from Closet Straights and Swim Team.

Alana Wilkinson plays The Croxton Front Bar with Bob Evans on Friday June 2nd.

Heat Wave have just released ‘The Man’, the second single off their soon to be released debut album Dead Beats (out May 16th via Psychic Hysteria). The band are launching it at the Old Bar on June 10th.

Ben Wright Smith has released his debut album The Great Divorce. He’s heading out on a mammoth national tour, kicking off April 20th. You can catch him at the Northcote Social Club on Saturday July 29th.



Baby Blue – Concentrate

Private Life – Lost Boy

Jazz Party – Talking in Your Sleep

Messy Mammals – REWIND // ZODIAC

Client Liaison – Off White Limousine

The Pink Tiles – Sammy

Anita Lester – Man

The Football Club – Ivy

Davidson Brothers – Take A Little Drive

The Settlement – Clean Trouble