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TERRAPHOBIA

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 30, 2015

Terraphobia: Terrorising the Earth By Baz Bardoe If you live in Australia and you are into metal, chances are you have heard of Mick Jelinic. He played guitar for Mortification for almost a decade, but these days he is better known for his own project Terraphobia, which is now effectively…

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EDEN MULHOLLAND TALKS GUITARS & ‘HUNTED HAUNTED’

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 30, 2015

New Zealand raised, now Queensland-based Eden Mulholland has just completed a short Australian tour in support of his latest album Hunted Haunted. Australian Musician’s Greg Phillips sat down with Eden pre-gig at the Grace Darling Hotel to talk about his guitars and his writing and recording methods. http://edenmulholland.net/

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HOLY HOLY! IT’S A TOUR

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - November 30, 2015

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Holy Holy have today announced a national tour for January set to kick off in Sydney at Oxford Art Factory on the 15th, moving through to Newcastle, Perth, Adelaide, The Corner in Melbourne and finishing up at the Triffid in Brisbane on January 30.

And as an added bonus, the band will be giving away a free track to everyone who buys a ticket to one of the shows, an album, or an item of merch between now and the beginning of the A HEROINE tour.  The song is called The Constitution and was an original contender for the When The Storms Would Come album.

The home turf tour announce lands hot off the heels of the band’s second European tour where they recently released their critically acclaimed debut album, When The Storms Would Come.  Stunning reviews have been flooding in, including a 4 star review in The Sun calling the record “A special debut… something truly blissful.”

After attending their sold out London show, The Huffington Post said Holy Holy are “re-awakening their genre in an accurate and sonically spectacular fashion… Holy Holy are modern, indie DIY travellers who carry dream pop loveliness off with the big riffs and solos of a now almost forgotten time with mesmerising aplomb.”  Liam Gallagher also came along, and as big fans, the band were incredibly honoured and delighted to meet him after the show.

With an already epic year under their belts, Holy Holy have notched up another bunch of highlights with Oscar Dawson and Tim Carroll announced as the first two people from one band to make the longlist for the prestigious APRA PDA Songwriting Awards, and Tim winning the coveted award last week.  Triple j recently added their 6th consecutive song, A Heroine to rotation, the band are on the bill for Falls and Mountain Sounds Festivals over summer, and the album has been announced on the longlist for The AMP (Australian Music Prize).  Add in Holy Holy’s recent extensive, sold-out national album tour of Aus, their killer set at Splendour In The Grass and their two European/UK tours and it’s been a year well worth writing home about.

Joining Holy Holy on the A Heroine tour will be Australian synth-pop starlet, Olympia and Canadian alternative folk pop band, The Franklin Electric.  It’s been an exciting year for Olympia with the release of three singles, support slots with Alpine, Lamb & Paul Dempsey, glowing media praise and anticipation growing ahead of her album release next year.  Similarly, The Franklin Electric have had huge success in their homeland of Canada over the last 18 months, selling out their own headline shows, as well as supporting City & Colour and Half Moon Runs on international tours.

Holy Holy is fronted by the songwriting team, vocalist/composer Timothy Carroll and guitarist/composer Oscar Dawson. They are joined on the road by permanent drummer Ryan Strathie, Graham Ritchie & their producer Matt redlich on keys.

HOLY HOLY ‘A HEROINE’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR

FRI 15 JAN | OXFORD ART FACTORY, SYDNEY NSW
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

SAT 16 JAN |THE CAMBRIDGE HOTEL, NEWCASTLE NSW
Tickets available from www.bigtix.com.au | 02 4968 3093

THU 21 JAN | THE ROSEMOUNT, PERTH WA
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

FRI 22 JAN | FAT CONTROLLER, ADELAIDE SA
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

FRI 29 JAN | CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE VIC
Tickets available from www.cornerhotel.com | 1300 724 867

SAT 30 JAN | THE TRIFFID, BRISBANE QLD
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

holyholymusic.com

Watch our 2 part interview with Holy Holy here

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WATCH: CASIO PRIVIA PX-560 DEMO

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - November 30, 2015

Rudi from Better Music, ACT sits down with the new Casio PX-560 digital piano. This new Privia piano has some incredible sounds, and is definitely worth checking out with its beautiful colour touch screen! Check out this Better Music link for more info.

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SYNCING ROLAND SPDSX PADS WITH V DRUMS

Posted in Gear, Percussion    //    Post Date - November 30, 2015

The folks at Macron Music (Erina, NSW) were lucky enough to welcome Roland V-Drums drum specialist Simon Ayton into their shop as he filmed a world first for them … a Roland specialist video on how to sync up your SPDSX Sample Pad with any Roland V Drums Kit. Check…

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PERFORMANCE: SHANNON BOURNE BAND – ‘MAGGOT BRAIN’

Posted in Blog, Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - November 30, 2015

The Shannon Bourne Band performed Funkadelic’s ‘Maggot Brain’ on Sunday November 29 at Max Crawdaddy’s regular Sunday Blues session at Cherry Bar in AC/DC Lane Melbourne. Shannon Bourne (guitar), Karl Willebrant (bass) Tim Burnham (drums) www.shannonbourne.com

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SHANNON BOURNE DOES HENDRIX BAND OF GYPSYS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - November 27, 2015
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The Flying Saucer Club at the Caulfield RSL has quickly become one of Melbourne’s most favoured music destinations. Leading up to Christmas, there is a fantastic array of performances happening at the venue including The Models performing two classic albums over two nights, Jack Howard & The Ambassadors of Love play Bacharach, Grand Wazoo’s Christmas Soul Special, and there’s the Shannon Bourne band letting loose on more Hendrix licks, when they play the ‘Band of Gypsys’ album.

Anyone who witnessed the wonderful Shannon Bourne Does Hendrix  performance at this year’s Melbourne Guitar Show (see snippet below) or his ‘Axis: Bold As Love’ show at the Flying Saucer Club earlier this year, might want to head down to the Flying Saucer in December for more.

Shannon Bourne returns to the Flying Saucer Club with his band on Sunday 13th December to showcase Hendrix’s first live album, ‘Band of Gypsys’. Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Band Of Gypsys’ album was a real statement of the times; there was the hope of peace and love at a time when the Vietnam War was being fought. A message of love carries through most of the album, but then comes the darkness and sonic devastation that is “Machine Gun” (a guitar aficionado’s dream). This album certainly resonates just as much today as it did in 1970. Recorded live over two consecutive nights in 1970 at the Fillmore East in New York City. This is the first recording without the original line-up of The Jimi Hendrix Experience, who split only 6 months prior. Shannon Bourne and his band weave their way through this incredible album. The slinky grooves of “Who Knows”, the intricate riffage of “The Power Of Soul” and the sonic obliteration of “Machine Gun” as well as re-imagining some of Jimi Hendrix’s other better-known tracks.

bachIf you prefer your music, a little more lounge-like, you can catch Jack Howard & the Ambassadors of Love play Bacharach this Sunday at at the Flying Saucer Club. Alongside a stellar line-up of musicians, Jack will present a show full of soul and heart. The songs of Burt Bacharach are undeniable – ‘The Look of Love’, ‘Alfie’, ‘Say A Little Prayer’, ‘Close To You’, ‘What The World Needs Now’

Another not to be missed band at the Flying Saucer Club will be The Models when they play the entire ‘Local&/or General’ album on December 11 and then ‘The Pleasure of Your Company’ album the next night December 12. Check out the venue’s website for more great shows

http://www.flyingsaucerclub.com.au/

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2015 ARIA AWARDS: THE GRINNERS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - November 26, 2015

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2015 ARIA Award Winners
The 2015 Australian Recording Industry Association awards took place last night at the The Star Event Centre in Sydney. Here’s the complete list of winners

Album Of The Year
Tame Impala – Currents

Best International Artist
One Direction – Four


Best Australian Live Act
5 Seconds Of Summer – Rock Out With Your Socks Out Tour


Best Male Artist
Vance Joy – Dream Your Life Away

Best Female Artist
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

Best Dance Release
Rüfüs – You Were Right

Best Rock Album
Tame Impala – Currents

Best Video
Matt Sharp & Daniel James for The Veronicas – You Ruin Me

Best Country Album
Shane Nicholson – Hell Breaks Loose

Best Urban Album
Seth Sentry – Strange New Past

Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album
Northlane – Node

Breakthrough Artist
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit


Best Blues And Roots Album
C.W. Stoneking – Gon’ Boogaloo


Best Adult Contemporary Album
Oh Mercy – When We Talk About Love


Best Independent Release
Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit


Best Pop Release
Jarryd James – Do You Remember


Best Group
Tame Impala – Currents


Best Comedy Release
Matt Okine – Live at the Enmore Theatre

Best Children’s Album
Sam Moran – Play Along With Sam: BOO!

Song Of The Year
Conrad Sewell – Start Again

Engineer of the Year
Kevin Parker for Tame Impala – Currents


Producer Of The Year
Kevin Parker for Tame Impala – Currents

Best Cover Art
Courtney Barnett for Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit

Best Classical Album
Tamara-Anna Cislowska – Peter Sculthorpe: Complete Works for Solo Piano

Best Jazz Album
Barney McAll – Mooroolbark

Best Original Soundtrack / Cast / Show Album
Various Artists – Beat The Drum – Celebrating 40 Years of Triple J

Best World Music Album
Gurrumul – The Gospel Album

Outstanding Achievement Award
Lee Kernaghan – Spirit Of The ANZACS

Diamond Award (for sales in excess of half a million)
Ed Sheeran

Hall of Fame inductee
Tina Arena

http://www.ariaawards.com.au/

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WATCH: Patti Smith’s Horses at Melbourne Festival

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - November 25, 2015

To celebrate 40 years since the release of Patti Smith’s seminal album HORSES Courtney Barnett, Jen Cloher, Adalita and Gareth Liddiard performed two tribute shows at the Melbourne Town Hall on Sunday the 18th of October 2015. Milk Records have just made public the entire show

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NEW VIDEO AND OZ DATES FOR TIM WHEATLEY

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - November 25, 2015
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Photo credit: Instagram @theycallmefred  URL www.theycallmefred.com

Off the back of the LA album release for his Top 10 ARIA album, Cast of Yesterday, alt folk rock musician, Tim Wheatley is excited to be returning to Australia to promote his second single, The Heathen alongside a run of shows up the east coast kicking off at The Batch Brewery in Marrickville on Nov 25 and moving up to Gosford, Penrith, Newcastle, Deewhy and finishing at The Basement in Sydney on Dec 5.

The Heathen was recorded with Paul McKercher at Hot House in Melbourne and mixed with Niko Bolas at Capitol Records, Hollywood.  “While Niko and I were mixing it, we thought it could use just a little something else, and so Niko suggested we take it to legendary guitarist Waddy Wachtel who has played with Keith Richards, Tom Waits, John Mayer, Jackson Browne, Stevie Nicks just to name a few.  Waddy just played along and gave the song a dynamic that builds and builds,” enthuses Tim.  “Having him play on my album was a surreal experience.  Waddy would ask for my input, and I would just sit there… mute!”

The video for The Heathen was shot in LA by Peter A. Holland and directed by Martin Copping.  It stars Helena Vestergaard and Ryan Porter who play Tim’s unholy companions as they trawl the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles.  “We walked around Hollywood attempting to recreate a similar haphazard vibe reminiscent of the song,” explains Tim.

After receiving such a welcoming response when playing to packed-out venues around Australia in August, Tim is pumped to be heading back home for his east coast tour.  The charismatic and good-humoured Tim laughs as he jests that fans can expect “a few new songs at the shows with the same bad jokes!“

TIM WHEATLEY TOUR DATES:
WED 25 NOV  |  THE BATCH BREWERY  |  MARRICKVILLE
SAT 28 NOV  |  HAYCOCK THEATRE  |  GOSFORD
WED 02 DEC  |  PANTHERS  |  PENRITH
THUR 03 DEC  |  LIZOTTES  |  NEWCASTLE
FRI 04 DEC  |  DEEWHY RSL  |  DEEWHY
SAT 05 DEC   |  THE BASEMENT  |  SYDNEY

Also check out this video interview we did with Tim back in August this year

timwheatley.net

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