Instead of taking a minute’s silence for Brisbane’s nightlife post lock out laws, the city is going to have a night of partying on Friday 1st July Brisbane’s Big Kick On. It has been described as “the only way to simultaneously get lit while also giving a giant middle finger to the powers that be”, with entry to all four hosting venues free upon signing an anti-lockout law petition. Full line-up below.
Do you ever listen to a tune and suddenly you’re crying and picturing your wedding day which is a bit odd because you don’t even believe in the social institution of marriage? Well, that’s Frances’ ‘Don’t Worry About Me’ for you. The British sing-songwriter will make her first trip to Australia to play United Paddington Church, Sydney on Thursday 16th June.
Big Scary have announced the release of their third record Animal for Friday 2nd September. Yes, it’s far too long a wait but we shall just have to manage. Pre-order here.
Electronica duo Gypsy & the Cat will power through with their third album Virtual Islands, released on Friday 5th August. Stream their most recent single ‘I Just Wanna Be Somebody Else’ here.
Wooo hooo free shit! Mushroom Group have announced one amazing competition, the prize being access to some of Australia’s biggest tours. The winner will receive tickets to every Frontier tour and a day on the green in their chosen city, plus a double pass to Melbourne’s Sugar Mountain. All you have to do is head here and say which three artists you want to see tour Aus and why. Registrations close on Tuesday 27th June.
Kathleen Hanna’s most recent project, The Julie Ruin sees her working with Kathi Wilcox, Carmine Covelli, Sara Landeau and Kelly Mellman to make ridiculously fun yet defiant pop-rock tunes. Their new record Hit Reset will hit shelves/the internet on Friday 8th July, but you can get a taster with new single ‘I’m Done’ here.
Congratulations to Bec Sandridge for signing to Farmer & The Owl. Listen to her bold pop on new single ‘You’re A Fucking Joke’ here.
Continuing on the topic of signings, congrats to Cash Savage & The Last Drinks with signing to Mistletone Records. Mistletone will release their third LP One Of Us. Check our post here for tour dates.
SAATSUMA, a Melbourne based electronic project, will launch new single ‘Floating’ as a five-piece at The Toff In Town, on Saturday 9th July. Tickets here.
R’n’B singer-songwriter Thandi Phoenix will launch her new single ‘Tell Me Where The Lovers Have Gone’ on Thursday 30th June, at The Soda Factory, Sydney. She will be joined by Shantan Wantan Ichiban. Free entry.
Maroochy Music & Visual Arts Festival line-up makes me so sad because it is beautiful but so far from my home! Check out all the lovely names below and for those lucky souls who can attend, grab your tickets here.
Former Batrider frontwoman Sarah Mary Chadwick will release her fourth solo album Roses Always Die on Friday 5th August. Listen to sentimental new single ‘Makin’ It Work’ here.
Following his support slot with collaborator Wafia New Zealand songwriter and producer Thomston will play his first headline shows this month. Catch him at Shebeen, Melbourne on Wednesday 29th June, and at Newtown Social Club Sydney on Thursday 30th June.
Stuart Park, Wollongong will host Yours & Owls Festival on October 1st and 2nd. However, the line-up shall remain shrouded in mystery until June 14th. We’ll keep you tuned! Another festival date to pencil in your diary is Australia’s biggest BYO camping festival Jungle Love Festival, taking place on November 25th to 26th.
Fantastically fun pop duo Tees will bring their new track ‘Got The Feeling’ out on tour, taking it to Rad Bar, Wollongong on Friday 8th July and The Oxford Circus, Sydney on Sunday 9th July.
Electronic brooder Rebel Yell – known to her family as Grace Stevenson – has just been signed to Rice Is Nice! Listen to new track ‘Never Perfection’ here, taken from forthcoming EP Mother Of Millions.
The up-n-coming electronica babe will depart Australia soon, but not before doing one last circuit to promote new single ‘I’m Not Sorry’.
Thursday 9th June – The Foundry, Brisbane
Wednesday 15th June – Bondi Beach Road Hotel, Sydney, free at Sosueme
Saturday 18th June – The Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, free at Vivid Festival: Women In Electronic Music Showcase
Friday 1st July – Roxanne Parlour, Melbourne
Friday 8th July – Babushka, Perth
Saturday 9th July – Rocket Bar, Adelaide
The Melbourne hip hop artist released his mixtape Psyde B in May, and will bring his beats on a headline tour in the coming weeks.
Thursday 30th June – Shebeen, Melbourne w/ Nico Ghost and Matthew Craig
Friday 1st July – The Milk Factory, Brisbane w/ Midas.Gold and Swilo
Thursday 7th July – Transit Bar, Canberra w/ Genesis Owusu and Jedbrii
Friday 8th July – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney w/ Yung Dred and Phillabusta
Jones The Cat
… will release their EP Paste On Smile on Thursday 16th June. The Newcastle punk piece will then embark on a huge national tour.
Thursday 16th June – Valve Bar, Sydney
Saturday 18th June – The Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle
Wednesday 22nd June – The Pier, Port Macquarie
Thursday 23rd June– Coffs Hotel, Coffs Harbour
Friday 24th June – Ric’s Bar, Brisbane
Thursday 30th June – RAD, Wollongong
Friday 1st July – The Basement, Canberra
Saturday 2nd July – The Mineshaft, Cessnock
Thursday 21st July – Captain Cook Hotel, Sydney
Friday 22nd July – Crown & Anchor Hotel, Adelaide
Saturday 23rd July – Whole Lotta Love, Melbourne
Friday 8th August – The Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle
… will set out on his debut tour, hitting up cosy venues with his thoughtful compositions. Listen to new single ‘Ghost’ here.
Saturday 9th July – Shebeen Bandroom, Melbourne
Friday 15th July – The Milk Factory, Brisbane
Saturday 16th July – The Oxford Circus, Sydney
Friday 29th July – Babushka, Leederville
Saturday 30th July – Indi Bar, Scarborough
Sunday 31st July – Mojos Bar, Fremantle
Saturday 6th August – Roebuck Bay Hotel, Broome
City Calm Down
The four-piece will play their biggest, most magical shows this September, joined by Ali Barter at all dates but Maroochy and Middle Kids at Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Wollongong.
Friday 2nd September – Republic Bar, Hobart
Saturday 3rd September – Governor Hindmarsh, Adelaide
Saturday 10th September – Maroochy Arts Festival, Maroochy
Friday 16th September – Capitol, Perth
Saturday 17th September – Max Watts, Brisbane
Friday 23rd September – Metro Theatre, Sydney
Saturday 24th September – Waves, Wollongong
Friday 30th September – 170 Russell, Melbourne
Penned as the fore-runner for the grime revival, the UK MC and rapper will return for the second time this year, but now with album Konnichiwa up his sleeve. Note, Skepta’s gone and got himself a bloody Mercury prize nomination! So there’s been a couple of dates changed around, as well as a bunch of sold out shows.
Sat Sept 17 | Metro City, Perth *SOLD OUT
Sun Sept 18 | Metro City, Perth
Tues Sept 20 | 170 Russell, Melbourne (previously Sept 13) – NEW DATE *SOLD OUT
Sat Sept 24 | Enmore, Sydney *SOLD OUT
Sun Sept 25 | 170 Russell, Melbourne
Mon Sept 26 | 170 Russell, Melbourne (previously Sept 14) – NEW DATE *SOLD OUT
Tues Sept 27 | Enmore Theatre, Sydney (previously Sept 26) – NEW DATE *SOLD OUT
Thurs Sept 29 | Tivoli, Brisbane (previously Sept 16) – NEW DATE *SOLD OUT
The Sydney five-piece have just released new single ‘Pull It Together’, recorded with Jack Moffitt of The Preatures. You can hear the cruisey track and more at one of their upcoming tour shows.
Saturday 18th June – Producers Bar, Adelaide
Friday 1st July – Lass O’Gowrie, Newcastle
Saturday 2nd July – Brighton Up Bar 4th Birthday, Sydney
Friday 8th July – Penny Black, Melbourne
Saturday 9th July – Westernport Hotel, San Remo
Thursday 14th July – Beach Hotel, Byron
Friday 15th July – Bistrotheque @ The Flying Cock, Brisbane
Saturday 16th July – Imperial Hotel, Sunshine Coast
The Gooch Palms
The infinitely fun Newcastle natives will bring their new record Introverted Extroverts along the East coast real soon.
Saturday 20th August – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Friday 26th August – The Foundry, Brisbane
Thursday 1st September – The Jive, Adelaide
Friday 2nd September – The Curtin, Melbourne
Sat. Sept 10 – The Cambridge, Newcastle
A relatable name with an even more relatable sound, the punk trio will visit us from New Jersey to play a string of tours along the East Coast.
Thursday 4th August – Crowbar, Brisbane
Saturday 6th August –The Curtin, Melbourne
Sunday 7th August –The Eastern, Ballarat (door sales only)
Thursday 11th August – The Phoenix, Canberra (door sales only)
Friday 12th August –Rad, Wollongong
Saturday 13th August –Oxford Art Factory (Gallery Bar), Sydney
The spooky singer-songwriter will tour new EP House of Horror following its release on Friday 24th June. Listen to new track ‘Bitter’ here.
Friday 15th July – The Bluebee Room, Adelaide
Sunday 24th July – Whole Lotta Love, Melbourne
Friday 29th July – The Newsagency, Sydney
Following a successful set at the Boiler Room and the release of hybrid EP Dark Zoo, the electronic artist will be touring his hypnotic sounds this July.
Friday 1st July – Roxane Parlour, Melbourne
Saturday 2nd July – TBC Club, Brisbane
Saturday 9th July – Civic Underground, Sydney
Friday 15 July – Rosemount Hotel, Perth
Saturday 16 July – Rocket Bar, Adelaide
The producer will head out on his tour soon, sharing the goods from his Before Sleep EP and bringing some mate alibg s for the fun.
Sunday 26th June – NightQuarter, Gold Coast
Thursday 30th June – The Foundry, Brisbane w/ Lastlings & LEO
Friday 1st July – Banquet @ The World Bar, Sydney
Friday 8th July – Yah Yah’s, Melbourne w/ Seywood, Abraham Tilbury & elkkle
The Delta Riggs
… are back with single ‘Surgery of Love’. They’ll bring the funky times this June with mates The Pretty Littles and I Oh You DJ’s. Tickets at their site.
Friday 24th June – The Fat Controller, Adelaide
Saturday 25th June – Howler, Melbourne
Thursday 30th June – Jam Gallery, Bondi
Friday 1st July – The Imperial Hotel, Sydney
Saturday 2nd July – Brightside, Brisbane
You’d think touring the Northern Hemisphere would want to make one hibernate or something, but not Big White. They’ll bring the guitar pop of new record Teenage Dreams to local crowds this July.
Friday 1st July – Stanwell Park CWA Hall, SPUNK Rock, Stanwell Park
Saturday 9th July – Yah Yah’s, Melbourne
Sunday 10th July – Karova Lounge, Ballarat
Friday 15th July – Foundry ‘Loaded’, Brisbane
Saturday 16th July – Chippendale Hotel, Sydney