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Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - June 12, 2014

Howling Bells, 2013Live Nation by arrangement with Artist Voice are thrilled to present bohemian rock’n’roll outfit, HOWLING BELLS in Australia this September. In support of their recently released fourth album, Heartstrings, the band will return for their first set of national headline shows since 2011.
Tickets for all shows go on sale at midday Thursday June 19, 2014.
Forming in 2005, Sydney-locals Howling Bells relocated to London where they filled their sound with elements of Americana, ambient electronica and their deliciously dark brand of lyrics. They combine the honeyed vocals of front woman, Juanita Stein, lo-fi riffs from guitarist-brother Joel and the chest-banging beats of drummer Glenn Moule, all galvanised by the recent addition of London-born and bred bass player, Gary Daines. Their latest album, Heartstrings, was written during a “creative spell” in the basement of Juanita’s north London home last October and released earlier this month. It was recorded in London’s Assault & Battery Studios almost immediately after its creation by Catherine J. Marks (Foals’ Holy Fire, PJ Harvey’s White Chalk) and under the watchful eye of legendary producer Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, The Killers, Depeche Mode).

After a two-year hiatus between the release of 2011’s The Loudest Engine and the recording of Heartstrings in Autumn 2013, there’s a renewed energy within the band – critically evident throughout this new release. The time away has only strengthened their artistry and desire to get back on the road to share this album with their fans.





My Live Nation and Ticket Agent pre-sales begin midday Monday June 16

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Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - June 11, 2014

Black-Cab-–-Sexy-PolizeiThe City of Yarra in Melbourne presents it’s second annual Leaps and Bounds Festival from July 4-20.
Stretching from the largest venue (The Corner Hotel, Richmond) to the smallest (Longplay in North Fitzroy), the festival will feature the return of popular events such as Bruce Milne’s Bus Tours, the Copacabana afternoon shows, Music Victoria and The Push workshops and Smith Street Dreaming.
New to the festival this year will be special events at the town halls within Yarra – Mikelangelo will perform his Balkan Elvis show to celebrate the re-opening of the Collingwood Town Hall and Marlon Williams will play a special show at The Fitzroy Town Hall.
A Living Legends series of shows will pay tribute to artists whose work is so iconic and influential within Yarra.
Bakehouse Studios will have an open day and a special outside concert during the festival – the first time the rehearsal and recording studios will be open to the public.
Due to a change in legislation, the first all ages show in a licensed venue will also be happening as a part of Leaps and Bounds at new venue The Gasometer.

One event not to miss is WINTERBOUND, an all-day event presented by Premier Artists,featuring some of Melbourne’s most loved acts. Spearheaded by electro heavy-weights, Black Cab who will play a rare show whilst they put the finishing touches on their long anticipated fourth album, plus the subliminal beauty of The Orbweavers as well as Jimmy Tait, The Spinning Rooms, Early Woman, no-wave new kids on the block, The Infants, DUET (featuring Harry Howard & Edwina Preston) and Matt Bailey with in-between bands soundtrack provided by DJ Frankie Teardrop.

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Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - June 4, 2014

docDoc Neeson original and charismatic frontman of iconic Australian band The Angels has died. Neeson’s family has just released the following announcement:

It is with deep sadness and regret that the family of Angels singer/songwriter Bernard ‘Doc’ Neeson – loving father, family member and friend to so many – announce he has passed away in his sleep at 7.15am, today, 4th June 2014.

He has battled with a brain tumour for the last 17 months and sadly lost his fight this morning. He will be deeply missed by his family and partner Annie Souter who would all like to thank everyone for their support through this dark time.

“We love you Dad. You couldn’t have made any of your sons more proud of you if you tried. May your beautiful soul rest in peace sweet angel, fly high.” Dzintra, Daniel, Aidan and Kieran.

“Good Night, Sweet Prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.” With love forever, Annie – borrowed from William Shakespeare – Hamlet

The Angles formed in Adelaide in 1974 and became one of the biggest bands in Australia over a long period racking up hit singles and albums.

Our thoughts go out to Doc’s family

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Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - June 3, 2014

20000daysonearth-120,000 Days On Earth, the innovative drama-documentary directed by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard and featuring Nick Cave will be shown this week at the opening of the Sydney film Festival. The film premiered at Sundance 2014 where it was awarded the directing and editing awards, and will continue to screen at film festivals worldwide in the coming months. It showed at Russia’s Beat Film Festival last week. Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon Nick Cave. With startlingly frank insights and an intimate portrayal of the artistic process, the film examines what makes us who we are, and celebrates the transformative power of the creative spirit. Visual artists Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard met while studying Goldsmiths College in London in the mid-nineties. They have worked together ever since. 20,000 Days on Earth is their first feature film.
They pioneered the use of re-enactment in contemporary art and became known for their recreations of highly-charged cultural moments, such as their critically acclaimed A Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide, a painstakingly faithful live re-creation of David Bowie’s final performance as Ziggy Stardust exactly 25 years later.Music plays a significant role in their work, which includes many notable collaborations, such as a sound installation with Scott Walker at Sydney Opera House, experiments with subliminal sound with Jason Pierce (Spiritualized) and a video art work featuring the first ever on-screen appearance of rapper Plan B aka Ben Drew (Harry Brown, Ill Manors, The Sweeney). 20,000 Days On Earth shows at Dark MOFO, Tasmania June 14 and 21

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Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - June 2, 2014

Slim_Jim_Phantom_Adelaide_2006Slim Jim Phantom, stand up rockabilly drum beast from the famed Stray Cats and Gretsch drum endorsee is coming to town. Alongside band mates Brian Setzer and Lee Rocker, Slim Jim spearheaded the neo-rockabilly movement of the early 80s. With a love for 50s rock n roll the Stray Cats took inspiration from the bygone era and mixed with their youthful energy and aggression produced the updated hard-edged rockabilly sound that saw them conquer London, Europe and later the US, gaining fans among the likes of Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Robert Plant along the way. During downtime from the Stray Cats Jim has worked with some of the world’s top artists and has played a part in many successful groups; notably “Phantom, Rocker and Slick” featuring guitarist Earl Slick which produced two popular albums, “The Swing Cats” featuring guitar ace Danny B Harvey and “Dead Men Walking” an all-star affair which boasted original members of The Sex Pistols, The Cult and Big Country among the line-up. Jim also enjoyed a stint playing with The Killer, rock n roll originator, Jerry Lee Lewis.
More recently, Jim has been creating musical havoc with roots-rock trio The Head Cats which features Lemmy and Danny B Harvey.
Slim Jim Phantom will be ably supported on his Australian tour by local rockabilly powerhouse Fireballs.

Slim’s Australian tour dates:
Friday 6th June – Ipswich, Racecourse Hotel, QLD
Saturday 7th June – Cooly Rocks On Festival, Gold Coast QLD
Sunday 8th June – Caxton Street Seafood & Wine Festival, Brisbane QLD
Monday 9th June – The Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW 
 special guests Fireballs
Thursday 12th June – Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne VIC
 special guests Fireballs
Friday 13th June – Republic Bar, Hobart TAS special guests Fireballs
Saturday 14th June – Fowlers Live, Adelaide SA
  special guests Fireballs
Sunday 15th June – The Astor Theatre, Perth WA
 special guests Fireballs

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Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - June 2, 2014

It’s great to see local musicians Gerry Pantazis (drums), Phil Turcio (keyboards) and Craig Newman (bass) backing the legendary American guitarist Larry Carlton as he tours the country. Larry is famous for licks on classic recordings by Joni Mitchell, The Crusaders and Steely Dan. Of course he’s also won 4 Grammys (nominated 19 times) for his own recordings. On Friday night in Brisbane, Larry introduced another American guitar icon, Louie Shelton to the stage to join them. Louie is one of the world’s most famous session guitarists with credits including; Jackson Five (I Want You Back, I’ll Be There), Boz Scaggs (Lowdown), Neil Diamond (Play Me), Seals & Crofts (Summer Breeze), as well as sessions with Ella Fitgerald, Mamas and Papas, Barbra Streisand, The Monkees, James Brown and a lot more.
Gerry, Phil and Craig will also join Larry as the Larry Carlton Quartet at the prestigious Melbourne International Jazz Festival this week.

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Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - June 1, 2014

02 06 2014 Sarah Blasko - Gen 3 - horizontalIn response to last week’s announcement by the Federal Government that all funding to the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) would be axed as part of the recent budget, Sydney based singer songwriter Sarah Blasko will be performing an intimate show at The Giant Dwarf, Redfern, Sydney on World Refugee Day – Friday June 20th with all proceeds going to the RCOA.

For 33 years, the Refugee Council of Australia has worked hard to be a strong and credible community voice for the humane treatment for people seeking asylum. The situation for people seeking refuge protection has never been as dire as it is now and never has there been a greater need for the Refugee Council’s work.

Sarah Blasko said this morning -“I’m emerging from what I’ll affectionately call my ‘fifth album writing cave’ to play this special show at the Chaser’s Giant Dwarf Theatre during Refugee Week. I’m an ambassador this year & The Refugee Council need financial support now more than ever to continue their positive work within refugee communities in Australia. They are also an important force in lifting the veil on our country’s treatment of asylum seekers. So, come watch me sing for the night & you’ll be supporting them. I promise at least one new song and special guests”.

Having released her grandest record yet, ‘I Awake’, in 2012, Sarah is currently writing for her fifth solo record.

Sarah will be performing a stripped back set featuring some surprise guests.

Tickets will be available from from 9am on Wednesday June 4th.

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Posted in Blog, Uncategorized    //    Post Date - June 1, 2014

After their debut single “Planets” caught the eyes and ears of triple j Unearthed, Rage, and a bunch of blogs worldwide earlier this year, Little Earthquake have released a film clip for their followup single “Brightside”, from the debut EP of the same name.  The band are currently on the road in support of the EP. Little Earthquake is the brainchild of siblings Mathew and Justin Hyland, keen students of indie pop, embracing rock, electronic and acoustic instruments to bring their quirky melodies to life.

Based on the Central Coast, the brothers grew up in bands together at school before heading to the states where they toured as guest members of US indie rockers Lydia, crossing the country and getting a taste for the road. It was winding their way across American highways that the brothers began writing together for a new project, creating tracks which would go on to become the basis for Little Earthquake.

Returning to Australia in 2013, the brothers teamed up with producer Lachlan Mitchell (The Jezabels, Pnau) who took their songs to a new level, creating the basis of their EP. The lead single from the EP “Brightside” is a chant-along slice of indie pop reminiscent of The Naked and Famous or MGMT, bending genre and melody in four minutes of fun and freedom.
 Brightside is out on June 6 via iTunes and other digital retailers

2nd June Old Bar, Melbourne VIC
3rd June Ruby Tuesdays @ Workers Club, Melbourne VIC
5th June Grace Darling, Melbourne VIC
13th June Corrimal Beach Hotel, Wollongong NSW
15th June Terrigal Surf Club, Terrigal NSW
17th June Armidale Club, Armidale, NSW
19th June Ric’s Bar, Brisbane QLD
21st June Ric’s Bar,  Brisbane QLD
25th June Lass O’Gowrie Hotel, Newcastle NSW
27th June Armidale Club, Armidale NSW
4th July Beresford Hotel, Sydney NSW
31st July FBI Social, Sydney NSW

Visit Little Earthquake’s Facebook page

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Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - May 30, 2014

An olden but golden video from a French and Saunders episode. The sketch was called ‘The Easy Guitar Book Sketch’ and featured David Gilmour, Mark Knopfler, Gary Moore, Mark King and Lemmy

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Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - May 29, 2014

On the eve of their Vivid Live 2014 performance at Sydney’s iconic Opera House, Midnight Juggernauts had a quick chat with Roland about their new show “Aerials” and how two instruments of the AIRArange, the TR-8 and SYSTEM-1 have fast become centrepieces of the audio/visual spectacular. 

Since the release of their debut album, “Dystopia” in 2007, the Midnight Juggernauts have been at the forefront of the Australian electronic music scene and show no signs of slowing down.


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