NEWS [27.11.16]



(Please note: This is my final news post for the year, see you in January sometime!)

Here’s the new one from The Cassandras!

The Pleasure Garden festival is fast approaching and set to happen in St Kilda on December 10th. The stellar lineup features the likes of The Cat Empire, Blue King Brown, The Opiuo Band, Tash Sultana, Dub Pistols Sound System and more. Plus there’s DJs, roving performers, art installations plus heaps of food. Got your tickets yet? Details here.

ARIA award winning performers, Lior and The Idea of North have collaborated with kids in hospitals for charity. Learn more about Hush 16 here.

Roland Tings has returned with his highly anticipated single, ‘Eyes Closed’. See him at Beyond The Valley & Laneway Festivals.

Melbourne’s original and favourite night market is back for its 19th season at the Queen Victoria Market. The Summer Night Market runs Wednesdays from 5pm-10pm.

Holy Holy have dropped a new single. Their anticipated new album will be titled “Paint”, and is set for release on February 24, 2017.

YoWo Music is a contemporary music program for young women in high school. The girls participating in the program have just recorded their own debut EP, which they are launching this afternoon (Sunday November 27th) at Bella Union. Doors at 2pm.

Josh Cashman
has just been announced for SXSW 2017.

Rough River has announced the first single from her upcoming second album “The Leaving”, the inaugural release for new Melbourne Label Dusky Tracks. Listen to ‘This Love’ below.

The VIC leg of the National Live Music Awards will bring the contemporary live music industry together for one very special night at The Curtin on Tuesday November 29th. Details here.

‘The Beep Test’ is the new single from Buchanan.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, The Drones, Camp Cope and Alex Lahey were winners at the 2016 Age Music Victoria Awards.

Owen Rabbit finally dropped his debut EP this week. Here’s our favourite track:

Fed Square Live is back for another year – the event runs from November 17th to February 16th and will feature the likes of Aeroa, Dear Plastic, Alex Elbery and the Strangers, The Evening Cast, Justine Walsh, Matt Kelly and Owen Rabbit.

InfraGhosts‘ new EP was released last week, take a listen to the title track.

December sees some stellar Australian acts take to the stage for NGV Friday Nights. Dappled Cities (December 2), Tangents (December 9), Models (December 16), Cash Savage & the Last Drinks (Dec 30) and many more!

Rachel By The Stream dropped their debut album “Situation Positive” this week through Kinship and Bitnormal. Here’s the opening track:


Centre & The South play The Penny Black on Sunday November 27th.

Boroky launch their new single at Bar Open Wednesday November 30th.

Our Golden Friend are throwing a first birthday label party! It’s happening at The Gasometer on Thursday December 1st with live sets from Jess Ribeiro, Totally Mild, Gabriella Cohen, Jade Imagine and more.

Frida‘s new EP “I Want In Your Head” is out now. To celebrate they’ll launch the EP on December 1st at The Curtin.

Howlite launch debut EP “Reasons” on Friday December 2nd at Grub Street Bookshop in Fitzroy.

sansonus launch new single ‘Beast Mode’ at The LuWow on Friday December 2nd with supports Sex On Toast (solo) and Laneous.

The Push Inc’s New Slang has a killer lineup for December – Alex Lahey, Bec Sandridge and The Beths (NZ) will play The Channel on Friday December 2nd.

The Spitting Swallows are heading out on tour to celebrate the release of their album, catch them at the Brunswick Hotel on December 2nd.

FEELDS launches his ‘UNITY’ project on Friday December 2nd at Francesca’s Bar in Northcote, showcasing works of those involved with the project. The night will see live art from Hugo Mathias Art, art pieces on display from Kelly Maker & Talia Haber, and live music performances from bill, Ariela Jacobs & FEELDS. Here’s the latest track:

Jessica Says launches her new single on Saturday December 3rd at Hugs & Kisses with Jonny Telafone, Waterhouse + DJ Darcy Baylis.

LISTEN Compilation 2 Launch Gig is happening on Saturday December 3rd at the Old Bar feat. Beloved Elk, Various Asses, Dogood, Geryon and SPIKE FUCK.

McRobin‘s new EP “Shallow Diver” is out now. He launches is on Sunday December 4th at Edinburgh Gardens Community Room with Mickey Cooper & Maritime Sunday. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds are being donated to the Movember Foundation.

Jo Neugebauer has announced that her debut EP, “Memories & You”, will be released on Friday December 2nd through Sad Grrrls Club Records. She’s playing on Sunday 4th December at Whole Lotta Love with supports Ruby Markwell (The Football Club) and Yukumbabe.

Didirri has announced a residency at the Gasometer upstairs. See him there Tuesdays in December, starting December 6th.

Ned Collette has announced upstairs residency at the Gasometer. Wednesday 7th December, Wednesday 14th December and Wednesday 21st December.

Mo Louie will celebrate the release of ‘She Said’ with a launch on December 8th at Boney.

Shiver Canyon‘s EP Preview show is at Longplay on Sunday December 10th.

Krista Polvere will Launch her self-titled album in Melbourne at Ding Dong Lounge on Saturday December 10th.

Inventions are touring in support of their new EP. See the band at Wrangler Studios on December 10th.

Here’s the new one from Police & Thieves. Catch them at the Workers Club on December 12th with MiddleMarch and Ward Håncock.

ESSIE launches her forthcoming single at The Grace Darling on Wednesday December 14th with Angie McMahon & Maxon.

‘Please’ is the new single from Huntly. The single launch is happening on December 15th at The Night Cat.

LANKS is heading out on a co-headline tour with Hein Cooper, they play The Curtin on December 16th.

‘Undergrowth’ is the new one from Passerine. See them on Saturday December 17th at the Old Bar.

Sleepy Dreamers are hitting up The Workers Club for a Christmas party. Catch them on Thursday December 22nd with The Adelaide Crows and Arbes.

‘Something Broke That Day’ is the new single from Woodlock, they’ve also announced a tour for next year. See them on Saturday 21st January at Howler.


Josh Cashman – Wishful Imagery

Youthfire – Hallucinate

Moonlover – Gag Order

Boroky – Paradisitis

Itsokman – Magic I

FOLEY! – Break Up Song

Heat Wave – Dead End Town

Ten Thousand – Night Is My Ally

Nighthawk – Surely Gettin’ On

LANKS – April (Home Vid)