Brisbane emcee Mallrat is one of those people who makes you feel very daggy because she is just that cool in comparison. Her debut EP Uninvited will be released on Friday 1st July, but if you can’t wait until then, check out latest single ‘Inside Voices’ here.
Quince is a festival done in threes: three rooms, three hours of drink specials (woot) and three different launches from three different bands. Mose and The FMILY will launch their debut EP, BLY DVS will also launch an EP and Cardinia will launch a single. All this and supports at The Workers Club, Melbourne on Sunday 12th June. Get your early-bird tickets now.
Catch the groovy tunes of Falqo at Oxford Art Factory on Friday 20th May, with supports from Tashka and Midnight Pool Party. If you can’t make it, check out single ‘Safely’ featuring Wild & Free.
Floating Points is set to release EP Kuiper on Friday 22nd July, with the atmospheric 18-minute track of the same name available to your ears now.
Having nabbed a spot with LA-based publishing house 411 Music Group, singer-songwriter Shelley Segal will play two final Australian shows before heading over there herself. Catch her at Club Redfern, Sydney on Friday 20th May, and Paris Cat, Melbourne on Saturday 21st May.
Although the line-up is still to come, the Maroochy Music & Visual Arts Festival has been announced for Saturday 10th September, taking place at Horton Park Golf Course, Sunshine Coast.
Emma Louise’s sophomore album Supercry is coming out on Friday 8th July and it’s been a wait. Can you believe Baby Angela’s first article for CBB was a review of vs Head vs Heart? Get a taste with new single ‘Talk Baby Talk’ and preorder Supercry here.
Brisbabes is back with another powerful collection of amazing women: bold electro popstar Georgia Mae, five-piece Yuuca, dreamy San Mei, multiinstrumentalist legend Alice Ivy and genre-mixers Moodie Gloom. Catch them all at The Foundry, Brisbane on Saturday 16th July. Presale tickets here.
Slim Jeffries will bring their textured rock by Last Chance Bar (FKA Public Bar) on Friday 20th May, with The Dare Ohhs, Dhana Bhutan and The Hollow Hounds. $10 entry.
Up until Sunday 29th May, non-profit community radio station PBS will be calling for listeners to Take The Plunge and sign up to become members. If you do, you’ll go in the running to win some sick prizes and will receive an exclusive compilation. More info here.
When he’s not educating everyone’s parents about climate change, Peter Garrett has been recording. The ex Midnight Oil frontman will release his debut album Version Of Now on Friday 15th July.
Hailing from Brisbane, the soulful Grace will release her debut record on Friday 1st July. Feel the power with her new single ‘Hell Of A Girl’.
It’s been a while – 11 years, to be precise – since producer Plutonic Lab released an album of his own, working with the likes of Dialectrix, Hilltop Hoods and Wiley in the meantime. Deep Above The Noise will be out on Friday 17th June.
Club music hub Purple Sneakers are hitting the double digits, so to celebrate they’ll be hosting a rad party during Sydney’s VIVID festival. All the good things will happen at the Lord Gladstone Hotel, on Saturday 18th June. Line up below; RSVP here for free entry.
Georgia Fields, alongside Phia have released ‘Open Orange’, which Fields calls a “love letter to really, really great oral sex”. The two singer-songwriters will share a single launch on Sunday 3rd July, at The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne, as part of the Leaps & Bound Festival. Fields’ album Astral Debris is set for release on Friday 26th August.
Some of Australia’s best producers – including Slumberjack, What So Not and Paces – will head over to Malolo Lailai, Fiji, for the Your Paradise festival. Find out more here.
Melbourne quintet Canary will release their second record I Am Lion on Friday 8th July. Listen to ‘Fickle Heart’ here.
Surf duo Hockey Dad will release their debut album Boronia on Friday 12th August. Check out the video for latest single/my current vibes ‘So Tired’ here.
Brisbane electronic muso Meredith will launch her debut EP at Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane on Thursday 23rd June. Nostalgia will be released on Friday 17th June.
Kučka will launch her #Portals show at this year’s Vivid Festival, collaborating with visual artist Rachael Archibald to produce a multi-dimensional experience. She will be supported by Nite Fleit and Lizard Promise. #portals will take place on Sunday 2nd June, at The Basement, Sydney. Tickets here.
Bree Tranter, having played with The Middle East *stifled sob* and touring with Matt Corby is breaking solo with her debut album Another Night On Earth out on Friday 24th June. Check out her sweet electro-folk sound in her video for single ‘Tuesday Fresh Cuts’ here.
Queensland pop singer songwriter Fieu will launch her new single ‘Impossible’ at The Zoo, Brisbane on Friday 2nd June.
Following a necessary recovery period following a seizure on tour in 2013, Abbe May is back. The rocker will play a few shows to warm crowds up for new record Bitchcraft. Listen to new single ‘Are We Flirting? here.
Friday 1st July – Newtown Social Club, Sydney
Saturday 2nd July – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane
Friday 8th July – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Friday 15th July – Mojo’s Bar, Fremantle
Label of Love Series
Some of Melbourne’s independent record labels will partake in this series of shows, hosting a night at Shadow Electric, Abbotsford in June or July. It will all begin on Saturday 4th June with Aarght & Cool Death Records bringing in Orion, Power, Nun, Ausmuteants, Whipper, Terry and Tommy T & The Classical Mishaps for the party. Tickets through Shadow Electric’s website.
Sunday 12th June – Remote Control Records: Lost Animal, Teeth & Tongue, Dorsal Fins, Sunbeam Sound Machine, Leah Senior, Jim Lawrie and four super special secret acts TBA
Sunday 19th June – Farmer And The Owl Records: Hockey Dad, Bec Sandridge, The Pinheads and Tees
Friday 24th June – Bedroom Suck Records: Totally Mild, Terrible Truths, Lower Plenty, Childsaint (WA) & Pillow Pro
Saturday 25th June – Deaf Ambitions & Spunk Records: The Ocean Party, Machine Translations, Way Dynamic, Cool Sounds, Oscar Dowling (New Gum Sarn), Emma Russack and Zone Out
Sunday 26th June – UNTZZ Records: Mic Mills & Furious Frank [Live], Freddie Norwood & Arthur Miles [Live], Babicka [Live] and more
Sunday 3rd July – Temporalcast: Cale Sexton (Live), Kangaroo Skull (Live), Chiara Kickdrum (Live), Jamal Amir (Live) and X Axis (DJ)
… will be bringing their spacious vibes along the East Coast following their release of ear-worm ‘Honest’.
Friday 3rd June – Rocket Bar, Adelaide
Saturday 4th June – The Workers Club, Melbourne
Friday 10th June – Factory Floor, Sydney
Saturday 11th June – The Milk Factory, Brisbane
… Will be bringing their sophomore album Monday To Friday around the country very soon. The record has racked up a lot of nice words, so if you dig pop make sure to check it out and hit up a show.
Friday 1st July – Music on The Hill, Red Hill
Friday 8th – Sunday 10th July – Bello Winter Music Festival, Bellingen
Friday 15th July – Skukum Lounge, Ashgrove
Saturday 16th July – Mullum Ex Services Club, Mullumbimby
Thursday 21st July – Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine
Sunday 24th July – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Thebarton
Saturday 30th July – Northcote Social Club, Northcote
Thursday 4th August – Brighton Up Bar, Darlinghurst
Saturday 6th August – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh
… are churning out releases, the most recent being EP Untethered. Catch their textured alt-pop on their upcoming tour.
Thursday 9th June – Rad Bar, Wollongong
Friday 10th June – The Stag & Hunter, Newcastle (free entry)
Saturday 11th June – Transit Bar, Canberra
Sunday 12th June – Botany View Hotel, Sydney (free entry)
Thursday 16th June – The Workers Club, Geelong
Friday 17th June – Saloon Bar, Traralgon
Saturday 18th June – Shadow Electric, Melbourne
Friday 1st July – Cat, Adelaide
Friday 8th July – Solbar, Sunshine Coast
Saturday 9th July – Trainspotters, Brisbane
Sunday 10th July – Sounds of Sunday, Gold Coast
The punk rock duo released their EP this week just gone, following a signing to 123 Agency. Catch their powerful sound in person at the dates below.
Friday 3rd June – Ric’s Bar, Brisbane
Saturday 5th June – Frankie’s Pizza, Sydney
Saturday 18th June – Cherry Bar, Melbourne
Sunday 1st July – Crown & Anchor, Adelaide
Wednesday 15th July – The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart
Thursday 16th July – The Croxton, Melbourne w/ Shihad and Grenadiers
… will play their first headline tour in over three years in August, following the release of their debut record This Is Our Vive. And they’re donating $1 for each ticket sale to Brisbane animal shelters. Because they’re adorable, probably.
Friday 19th August – The Foundry, Brisbane QLD
Saturday 20th August – Jive Bar, Adelaide SA
Friday 26th August – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC
Saturday 27th August – Newtown Social Club, Sydney NSW
… will bring his soothing soul-folk to Australia this coming September, supported by Byron Bay’s very own Kyle Lionhart.
Saturday 10th September – Mojo’s Bar, Fremantle
Monday 12th September – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Wednesday 14th September – The Basement, Sydney
Thursday 15th September – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Saturday 17th September – The Zoo, Brisbane
Pierce The Veil
Following the release of new album Misadventures, the Canadian post-hardcore group will tour the country with Silverstein, Beartooth and Melbourne’s Storm The Sky. Tickets here.
Tuesday 16th August – Eatons Hill, Brisbane (All Ages)
Wednesday 17th August – Big Top At Luna Park, Sydney (AA)
Thursday 18th August – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (AA)
Saturday 20th August – 170 Russell, Melbourne (AA)
Sunday 21st August – 170 Russell, Melbourne (18+) SOLD OUT
Monday 22nd August – 170 Russell, Melbourne (18+) NEW SHOW
Tuesday 23rd August – Astor Theatre, Perth (AA)
On the back of shimmery new single ‘Sideways’, the indie-rock group will embark on an extensive Australian tour taking place over several months.
Friday 27th May – Club 54, Launceston
Saturday 28th May – Republic Bar, Hobart
Friday 3rd June – Rad Bar, Wollongong
Saturday 4th June – Oaf Gallery Bar, Sydney
Friday 10th June – Lady Lismore Loft, Lismore
Saturday 11th June – New Globe Theatre, Brisbane
Sunday 12th June – Sounds of Sunday, Gold Coast
Saturday 23rd July – House Show, Jindabyne
Friday 29th July – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
Saturday 30th July – Moonshine Bar, Manly
Thursday 11th August – The Pier, Port Macquarie
Friday 12th August – Beach Hotel, Byron Bay
Saturday 13th August – The Aztec, Forster
Friday 19th August – Waywards, Newtown
Friday 26th August – The Sandbar, Mildura
Saturday 27th August – Broken Hill Fringe Festival
Friday 2nd September – Mynt Lounge, Werribee
Saturday 3rd September – Secret show, Melbourne
Saturday 17th September – Transit Bar, Canberra
Sunday 18th September – Birdhouse Bar, Wagga Wagga
Thursday 22nd September – Unibar, Lismore
Friday 23rd September – Spotted Cow, Toowoomba
Saturday 24th September – Federal Hotel, Bellingen
Cash Savage & The Last Drinks
… will be releasing their third record One Of Us late June. To celebrate, they’ll be bringing their raw rock to select cities across the country in their only national tour of 2016.
Saturday 9th July – The Railway Hotel, Darwin
Saturday 30th July – The Jade, Adelaide
Saturday 6th August – Newtown Social Club, Sydney
Saturday 13th August – The Croxton Band Room, Melbourne
… will be bringing new EP Daybreak – which he wrote, played on, recorded and mixed – across the Eastern coast, co-headling with Ribongia along the way.
Saturday 21st May – RAD, Wollongong w/Ribongia
Friday 27th May – Cats, Adelaide w/Alex Dyson
Saturday 28th May – The Homestead, Hobart
Friday 10th June – Old Mates, Melbourne w/Ribongia
Saturday 11th June – Uno Dance Club, Geelong
Friday 17th June – Factory Floor, Sydney w/Ribongia
Saturday 18th June – Newcastle Argyle w/Ribongia
The Dutch producer will grace Australia for Splendour, and has been so kind as to also play a string of shows whilst he’s here. Stream his new EP GAO here.
Thursday 14th July – The Helm, Sunshine Coast
Friday 15th July – Impala, Auckland
Saturday 16th July – Fat Controller, Adelaide
Friday 22nd July – Oh Hello, Brisbane
Sunday 24th July – Splendour In The Grass, Byron Bay
Thursday 28th July – Howler, Melbourne
Friday 29th July – Villa, Perth
Saturday 30th July – Pacha, Sydney
With new album Afraid of Heights due soon, the Canadian rockers have announced capital city dates for August.
Thursday 11th August – Max Watts, Brisbane (18+)
Saturday 13th August – The Metro, Sydney (All Ages)
Sunday 14th August – 170 Russell, Melbourne (18+)
Tuesday 16th August – Fowlers Live, Adelaide (All Ages)
Wednesday 17th August – Capitol, Perth (18+)
The electro-rock dudes will be back for the first time in three years.
Thursday 9th June – Fat Controller, Adelaide (18+)
Friday 10th June – Oh Hello!, Brisbane, (18+)
Saturday 11th June – Platform One, Melbourne (18+)
Sunday 12th June – Winter Weekender, Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (18+)
The Amity Affliction
… will play some cosy shows this tour round. The Aussie’s last tour saw them play to huge arenas so this will be a return to the basics on the back of upcoming album This Could Be Heartbreak. Tickets here.
Friday 19th August – The Tivoli, Brisbane
Friday 26th August – Metro Theatre, Sydney
Wednesday 31st August – 170 Russell, Melbourne