Thursday, January 29, 2015


Katie Noonan is reaching out to her fans across the country to help finance the creation of her forthcoming studio album via a PledgeMusic campaign.
The campaign will kick off next month; Katie revealing that new LP will comprise all new material and that it will be preceded by the release of an EP entitled 'Peace Is My Drug' in February. The title track is based around the Michael Leunig poem 'Peace' and the acclaimed illustrator and poet has crafted a second verse exclusively for the lead song.
"I have been hesitant to do so for many years, as I figure it’s enough to ask people to come to my gigs and buy my albums," Katie says about the Pledge campaign. "But having produced six independent albums in close to five years, I am in a position now where I would love to invite my wonderful audience and supporters to be part of the journey for my next album.
"My next album feels like a return to me. This is the first truly Katie album with all new material in a long time. All in all, I’m really proud of these songs and so excited to be able to share them."
The PledgeMusic campaign kicks off on Thursday February 12 and those who contribute to Katie's new LP will receive the 'Peace Is My Drug' EP as an instant download. A number of pledges will be on offer, including an exclusive live album and a private concert.
In the meantime, Katie will also hit the road in March for a series of live performances across the East Coast, at which fans will be treated to a selection of the new material. Tickets for all are on sale tomorrow.

March 12 : Melbourne (Toff In Town)
March 13 : Kangaroo Ground (Wellers)
March 14 : Adelaide (Aurora Spiegeltent)
March 18 : Dee Why (Lizotte's)
March 19 : Sydney (Newtown Social Club)
March 20 : Bulli (Heritage Hotel)
March 21 : Cronulla (Brass Monkey)
March 22 : Newcastle (Lizotte's)
March 27 : Ipswich (Civic Centre)
March 28 : Brisbane (The Triffid)
March 29 : Maroochydore (Sol Bar)


It's only a couple of months before Californian outfit Counting Crows returns to Australia for a series of live shows as part of their 'Somewhere Under Wonderland' global tour.
Along with an appearance at Bluesfest in Byron Bay, the chaps had already confirmed headline shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide.
But demand for tickets in our largest city has forced touring company Live Nation into adding a second Sydney show to proceedings.
The band will now crack out their songs (presumably including their 1993 breakout smash 'Mr Jones', their 2003 cover of 'Big Yellow Taxi', 'Accidentally In Love' and more) on Friday April 10, again at the State Theatre.
A fan club pre-sale kicks off at midday on Monday, with general public tickets on sale from 10am on Wednesday February 04.

April 04 : Melbourne (Palais Theatre)
April 05 : Adelaide (Her Majesty's Theatre)
April 07 : Perth (Concert Hall)
April 09 : Sydney (State Theatre)
April 10 : Sydney (State Theatre) NEW SHOW


Former Silverchair frontman and Dissociatives member Daniel Johns is back with brand new music. And after eight long years, the first taste of it, 'Aerial Love', has just been serviced to Australian media.
Daniel's made no secret of the fact that he's been beavering away on a new solo project for the past year and a half, but what we didn't know what in what form musically it would take.
Silverchair fans will potentially be disappointed; there's nary a rock guitar in sight. 'Aerial Love' is gorgeous, slick, stripped-back, smooth and soft and melds beautifully with Daniel's delicate vocal.
'Aerial Love' is lifted from a forthcoming EP of four tracks, which is due at digital retailers on Friday March 13.
A pre-order (with 'Aerial Love' as a grat track) is due to go live imminently.



February 06
Ryan Bingham – Fear And Saturday Night
Gaz Coombes – Matador
The Districts – A Flourish And A Spoil
Bob Dylan – Shadows In The Night
East Journey – The Genesis Project
Father John Misty – I Love You, Honeybear
Fifth Harmony – Reflection
Rhiannon Giddens – Tomorrow Is My Turn
The Gin Club – Southern Lights
Kid Ink – Full Speed
Kodaline – Coming Up For Air
Jo Lawry – Taking Pictures
New Kingston – Kingston City
OST – Fifty Shades Of Grey
Esme Patterson – Woman To Woman
Peace – Happy People
LeAnn Rimes – All Time Greatest Hits
The Robertson Brothers – Celebrating The Hits Of The Everly Brothers
Roxette – The 30 Biggest Hits XXX
Roxette – The Roxbox
Skullcave – Skullcave EP
Various – Hard To Get Hits Vol.2
Various – Soundwave 2015
The Vienna Philharmonic – 2015 New Year’s Concert (DVD)

Black Fox – Exotic Trash EP
Ginny Blackmore – Hello World
East Journey – Emu
Neil Finn – iTunes Sessions EP
I Am Giant – Russian Doll
Mt Eden ftg. Nolita Knights – Distance Kills
Le Kid – We Are Young
Rag’N’Bone Man – Bitter End

February 13
The Clang Group – The Clang Group EP
Travis Collins – Wired
The Comforts – Ghosts EP
Etienne De Crecy – Super Discount 3
Dorsal Fins – Mind Renovation
Marika Hackman – We Slept At Last
Colin Hay – Next Year People (Deluxe Edition)
Ibeyi – Ibeyi
Imagine Dragons – Smoke + Mirrors
Imagine Dragons – Smoke + Mirrors (Deluxe Edition)
Elle King – Love Stuff
Ricky Martin – A Quien Quiera Escuhar
Jessica Mauboy – The Day Before I Met You (CD single)
Ne-Yo – Non-Fiction
Ne-Yo – Non-Fiction (Deluxe Edition)
Raglans – Raglans
Rumer – In Colour
Pops Staples – Don’t Lose This
St.Vincent – St.Vincent (Deluxe Edition)
Twin Peaks – Wild Onion

Fear Of Dawn ftg. Boswell – Alright
Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do
Maru Tarang – Blue City
The Vanns – Scattered By Sundown EP
Charli XCX ftg. Rita Ora – Doing It

February 20
The Avener – Wanderings Of The Avener
Future Brown – Future Brown
Dan Deacon – Gliss Riffer
Tania DeJong – Heaven On Earth
Falling In Reverse – Just Like You
José González – Vestiges & Claws
Kid Rock – First Kiss
Mary Lambert – Heart On My Sleeve
Jim Lawrie – Eons
The Mavericks – Mono
OST – Songs Of Anarchy 4
Emmaniel Pahud - Revolution
Phosphorescent – Live At The Music Hall
A Place To Bury Strangers – Transfixation
Steve Earle & The Dukes – Terraplane
Texas – Texas 25
THEESatisfaction – EarthEE
Various – Songs Of Anarchy Vol.4
Various – Ultra Dance 2015

Stanton Warriors – Loving Me Wrong

February 27
The Airborne Toxic Event – Dope Machines
Jason Aldean – Old Boots, New Dirt (CD/DVD)
BadBadNotGood & Ghostface Killah – Sour Soul
Brandi Carlile – The Firewatcher’s Daughter
Dutch Uncles – O Shudder
Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti (re-issue)
Modest Mouse – Strangers To Ourselves
Emmanuel Pahud – Revolution
The Pop Group – Citizen Zombie
Public Service Broadcasting – The Race For Space
Purity Ring – Another Eternity
Rixton – Let The Road
The Scorpions – Return To Forever
Various – Triple J Hottest 100 Vol.22
Tom Ze – Tom Ze

Grades – Crocodile Tears
Years & Years – King

March 06
Ginny Blackmore – Over The Moon
Jeff The Brotherhood – Wasted On The Dream
Lee Kernaghan – Spirit Of The Anzacs
Lee Kernaghan – Spirit Of The Anzacs (Deluxe Edition)
Madonna – Rebel Heart
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Chasing Yesterday
Jason Owen – Friday Night
The Staple Singers – Freedom Highway Complete
Tuxedo – Tuxedo
Benny Walker – Through The Forest
Laura Welsh – Soft Control
Matthew E White – Fresh Blood

March 13
PJ Bond – Where Were You
Cancer Bats – Searching For Zero
Troy Cassar-Daley – Freedom Ride
DJ Yoda – Breakfast Of Champions
Fences – Lesser Oceans
Tobias Jesso Jr. – Goon
Judas Priest – Defenders Of The Faith (Expanded Edition)
Mark Knopfler – Tracker
OST – The Sound Of Music (50th Anniversary Edition)

March 20
Awolnation – Run
James Bay – Chaos And The Calm
The Cribs – For All My Sisters Out
LoneLady – Hinterland
Laura Marling – Short Movie
Seasick Steve – Sonic Soul Surfer
Alison Wonderland - Run

March 27
Death Cab For Cutie – Kintsugi
The Go Team – The Scene Between
Labrinth – Take Me To The Truth
Madeon – Adventure
The Prodigy – The Day Is My Enemy

April 03
All Time Low – Future Hearts
Marina & The Diamonds – Froot
The Mountain Goats – Beat The Champ
Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell
The Wombats – Glitterbug

April 10
Calexico – Edge Of The Sun
Beccy Cole – Sweet Rebecca
Paul Mac – Holiday From Me
Bette Midler – It’s The Girls
Cassandra Wilson – Coming Forth By Day

April 17
Tori Amos – Little Earthquakes (Deluxe Edition)
Tori Amos – Under The Pink (Deluxe Edition)
Paulini – Come Alive

May 01
Catherine Britt – Boneshaker

All release dates subject to change & list is updated weekly.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


British DJ/producer Kele Okereke, also known as the stylish frontman of Bloc Party, will tour Australia in March. He'll bring the smooth beats and sounds of his 2014 album 'Trick' to life at appearances across the country and if the reception for his previous visit is anything to go by, tickets are sure to sell quickly.
Kele kicks off his Aussie touring commitments at Brisbane's TBC Club on March 13, ahead of appearances on the Sunshine Coast, in Melbourne, Ballarat and Sydney. He then flies across to New Zealand before returning for a date with Sets On The Beach in Perth on Sunday March 22.

March 13 : Brisbane (TBC Club)
March 14 : Mooloolaba (The Helm)
March 18 : Melbourne (Corner Hotel)
March 19 : Ballarat (Karova Lounge)
March 20 : Sydney (Oxford Art Factory)
March 22 : Perth (Sets On The Beach)


In readiness for the start of their national tour in Perth next week, Aussie pop siblings Angus & Julia Stone have confirmed the upcoming release of a 'special edition' of their self-titled album.
The new edition, with exclusive cover art (pictured above) comprises the original album and a second disc, brimming with eleven live recordings, all of which were captured as part of their 2014 world tour.
Tracks included as from as far away as Sesto in Italy, Lyon and Paris, London, Vienna and New York to back home in Brisbane, Melbourne and Newcastle.
Available for pre-order through the duo's website, 'Angus & Julia Stone : Special Edition' is due on Friday February 13.
The tracklisting for the second disc is as follows;

01. A Heartbreak (live from London, England)
02. Main Street (live from Sesto, Italy)
03. For You (live from Brisbane, Australia)
04. Crash & Burn (live from Lyon, France)
05. My Word For It (live from Brisbane, Australia)
06. Big Jet Plane (live from Lyon, France)
07. Other Things (live from Newcastle, Australia)
08. The Wedding Song (live from Melbourne, Australia)
09. Wherever You Are (live from Brooklyn, USA)
10. Death Defying Acts (live from Vienna, Austria)
11. Santa Monica Dream (live from Paris, France)


It's a rather splendid day for local fans of now merged British outfit McBusted, with the boys confirming that while they're on the ground in Australia to support One Direction on their national stadium tour, they'll also drop into smaller venues in both Sydney and Melbourne to perform their very own headline shows.
Naturally, they'll be breaking out all the hits from their Busted and McFly pasts, but they'll also be performing tracks from their recently-released self-titled album (which is due to hit in physical format this Friday).
"Touring is the most fun a band can have without taking our clothes off and kicking back in a jacuzzi with the entire Arsenal Football team," the band said in a statement. "So, we are bringing our filthy pasty English bodies Down Under to play some awesome shows and test out your jacuzzi game. We are so exited we are all doing little wees!"
Tickets are on sale at 9am tomorrow.

February 22 : Sydney (Metro Theatre)
February 24 : Melbourne (Palais Theatre)


It's groovin', baby. And it's back in 2015, ready to once again deliver a host of incredible top name talent from both here and overseas to some of the country's shiniest regional outposts.
Pop favourite Charli XCX is undoubtedly one of the highlights for us in the 2015 Groovin The Moo line-up, but then there's also New Zealand's Broods, our own Flight Facilities, plus Peaches, The Preatures, San Cisco, Hilltop Hoods, A$AP Ferg, Hot Dub Time Machine, Meg Mac, The Delta Riggs, Carmada, Tkay Maidza and many more.
Tickets for the Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia events are on sale from 9am local time on Tuesday February 03.
Tickets for the New South Wales, Queensland and ACT events are on sale from 9am local time on Wednesday February 04.

April 25 : Oakbank (Oakbank Racecourse)
April 26 : Bunbury (Hay Park)
May 02 : Bendigo (Prince Of Wales Showground)
May 03 : Canberra (University Of Canberra)
May 09 : Maitland (Maitland Showground)
May 10 : Townsville (Murray Sports Complex)