Weekly News Bulletin No. 60

Chastity Belt

Music News

The ever transformative Angel Olsen will release her new album My Woman on Friday 2nd September. Pre-order now.


Oxjam is back, bigger and more beautiful than ever. Over 180 home-grown gigs took place last year, all raising funds to end world-wide poverty. Now, Art Vs Science and Megan Washington have been announced as ambassadors, encouraging us to throw philanthropist house parties.


Britain’s Sample Artist has released his chilled new Australian single, ‘Good Boy’, taken from his upcoming debut EP set to be released on Friday 8th July. Listen here.


Hardcore Americans A Day To Remember are back with LP Bad Vibrations, set for release on Friday 19th August. They’ve led with lead single and title track – video here – and you can pre-order here.


In other album announcements, folkies The Head and The Heart will release their third album Signs of the Light on Friday 9th September; pop musos NEEDTOBREATHE will release their sophomore effort H A R D L O V E on Friday 15th July; jazz cruisers BADBADNOTGOOD’s IV comes out on Friday 8th July; indie trio IAN SWEET – now signed to Hardly Art – will send their debut Shapeshifter unto the world on Friday 9th September and indie harmonisers Jenny Broke The Window will release their second EP Feels Good on July 15th.


As promised, here is the Yours & Owls line up. Isn’t it beaut? You can get your tickets at their website on Monday 20th June at moshtix and their website.

Yours & Owls Line-Up


Seth Sentry has announced the supports for his 1969 Campaign Trail. Check out the updated tour schedule here.


When I saw Smith Street Band frontman Wil Wagner play solo I cried approximately 8 times, and so will you at his upcoming shows. He will play Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory on Thursday 18th August, and Melbourne’s Corner Hotel on Friday 19th August.


Indie rock dudes Dappled Cities will launch new single ‘That Sound’ at Melbourne’s Northcote Social Club on Friday 15th July, and at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory on Saturday.

Tour News

Vera Blue

… will bring her haunting folk electronica hybrid on tour this winter.
Wednesday 31st August – Karova Lounge, Ballarat
Thursday 1st September – Workers Club, Geelong
Friday 2nd September – Howler, Melbourne
Friday 9th September – Elsewhere, Gold Coast
Saturday 10th September – Maroochy Music Festival
Saturday 10th September – Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane
Thursday 15th September – Jive Bar, Adelaide
Friday 16th September – Mojos, Fremantle
Saturday 17th September – Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth
Sunday 18th September – Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin
Friday 23rd September – 48 Watt St, Newcastle
Saturday 24th September – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Friday 7th October – Club 54, Launceston
Saturday Oct 8 – Republic Bar – Hobart


George Maple

The Aussie will cross over from her LA base this winter, her headline tour following a string of stellar festival appearances such as Groovin the Moo and Coachella.
Friday 8th July – Metro Theatre, Sydney
Sunday 10th July – Fat Controller, Adelaide
Wednesday 13th July – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Friday 15th July – Oh Hello, Brisbane
Saturday 16th July – Jack Rabbits Slims, Northbridge


Chastity Belt

These guys have evolved from one-song talent show wonders to expert political punk-rockers. Get excited about their trip to Aus, get very excited. Tickets here.
Thursday 29th September –The Brightside, Brisbane
Friday 30th September – Elsewhere, Gold Coast
Saturday 1st October – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Sunday 2nd October – Yours & Owls Festival, Wollongong
Friday 7th October – The Curtin, Melbourne


BANFF x Caitlin Park

The interstate indie combo will hit up the East Coast, sharing their collaboration ‘My Love, My Lover’.
Friday 12th August – Oxford Circus, Sydney
Saturday 13th August – The Grace Darling, Melbourne
Friday 2nd September – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane


Hey Geronimo

… are releasing their much awaited debut record Crashing Into The Sun on Friday 1st July. To get us worked up into more of a tizz, they will play the album on tour this winter.
Friday 15th July – Cats (Rocket Bar), Adelaide
Saturday 16th July – Shebeen, Melbourne
Saturday 30th July – Newtown Social Club, Sydney
Friday 5th August – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane


Jai Wolf

… is on an upwards trajectory with his recent placement in Triple J’s Hottest 100 with ‘Indian Summer’ and signing to Skrillex’s label OWSLA. Australia will be blessed to host the producer in September.
Saturday 17th September – TBC Club, Brisbane
Thursday 22nd September – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Friday 23rd September – Howler, Melbourne
Saturday 24th September – Fat Controller, Adelaide


Benny Walker

… has supported some of Australia’s greats – including Archie Roach and Blue King Brown – and has played the festival circuit, but this winter you can catch him sing the blues at his own headline shows. Listen to his new single ‘Oh No You Don’t’.
Friday 15th July – Birdhouse Bar, Wagga Wagga
Saturday 16th July – Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine
Saturday 23rd July – Old Church On The Hill, Bendigo
Sunday 24th July – Shamrock Hotel, Echuca
Friday 29th July – Shebeen, Melbourne
Thursday 4th August – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave
Friday 5th August – Caledonian Hotel, Wonthaggi


Hedge Fund

… having released mean – literally – new single ‘What You’re Hiding’, the five piece will head out on an East Coast tour.
Friday 24th June – Mynt Lounge, Werribee
Saturday 25th June – Yah Yah’s, Melbourne
Thursday 7th July – Rad Bar, Wollongong
Friday 8th July – Waywards, Newtown
Friday 29th July – The Brightside, Brisbane


Cub Sport

After jet-setting off around Europe and the US, the four-piece will bring new single ‘Come Mess Me Up’ and more to their blessed Aussie fans.
Friday 19th August – The Foundry, Brisbane
Saturday 20th August – Jive Bar, Adelaide
Friday 26th August – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Saturday 27th August – Newtown Social Club, Sydney



… will be bringing his dance pop – and, subsequently, the party – to intimate shows soon. While you’re waiting, check out his EP Altitude & Oxygen here.
Saturday 6th August – LTR ON @ Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Saturday 13th August – Hugs & Kisses, Melbourne
Friday 19th August – Cats @ Rocket Bar, Adelaide


The Creases

The lads are following up their release of new video ‘Impact’ with a quick tour to keep the East Coast happy.
Saturday 2nd July – Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane
Thursday 7th July – Northcote Social Club – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Saturday 9th July – Newtown Social Club, Sydney


Pretty City

To celebrate the release of their album on delicious (expensive) vinyl, the boys will shoot around on a tour this August. Get your tickets to the dates below and pick up a copy!
Friday 5th August – Crown& Anchor, Adelaide
Saturday 6th August – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane
Friday 12th August – Waywards, Sydney
Saturday 13th August – Yah Yahs, Melbourne


My Echo

The punk four-piece are releasing ‘Old & Grey’ from debut record Brothers. You can get a taste beyond the new single by heading to one of the shows below.
Saturday 30th July – The Crown and Anchor, Adelaide
Friday 5th August – The Workers Club, Melbourne
Saturday 13th August – Botany View Hotel, Sydney



The Canadian punk rock outfit recently saw a bump in the road (or bump in the nodes??) when lead singer Stefan Babcock was told he would never sing again due to vocal chord damage. The doctor’s exact words The Dream Is Over is the name of their new record, with its release and their upcoming tour suggesting otherwise. Tickets here.
Saturday 1st October – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
Tuesday 4th October – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Wednesday 5th October – The Brightside, Brisbane
Thursday 6th October – The Reverence Hotel, Melbourne

Submit a comment