JOUK MISTROW

Friday Sep 04, 2015

5pm to late

Rare three piece ☾ Jouk Mistrow ☾ the pseudo-nihilistic, alt-garage three-piece hailing from nowhere at all are back again with the second single off their upcoming EP ‘I’m The Villain So Don’t’ titled ‘A Silhouette’ – produced by Konstantin Kersting (The Belligerents) JM present a catchy indie rock tune all about anxiety, cigarettes, women and never going back home. After packing out The Milk Factory for the launch of the first single ‘Oh Well’ they’re back for more @ Black Bear Lodge. Bigger venue! Extra sips! More cigarettes! Supporting Jouk Mistrow are experimental pop sound crafters, THESE GUY and indie rock flavour of the month Doom Mountain – definitely a night not be missed with TIGHT TUNES and.. FREE ADMISSION.

 

FREE ENTRY

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SEA LEGS

Saturday Sep 05, 2015

5pm to late

Indie-rock revellers from Bateau Bay, Sea Legs, first emerged onto the Australian music scene in 2010.

The good guy surfers immediately caught the attention of Triple J, who picked up the first 2 stand-alone singles for generous airplay and also managed to nab Rage ‘Indie clip of the week’ paired with a successful run on Channel V with one of their music videos.

2014 also seen a busy live schedule, with the 4-piece gracing festival main stages with the likes of Violent Soho, DMA’s, Ball Park Music and also hitting the road with good friends British India, Jebediah, Dune Rats and Lurch & Chief.

 

 

FREE ENTRY

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FORTY THIEVES

Sunday Sep 06, 2015

The Forty Thieves are an eclectic folk four-piece hailing from Brisbane, Australia. Their formation was one that occurred by chance, when four teenagers from different friend circles found themselves jamming in the early hours of the morning at a friend’s party. Since March 2011, they’ve been writing and recording their own songs from uni studios to apartment bedrooms. Slowly but surely building up a reputation through their intimate performances and unusual mix of instruments, such as guitarrón (mexican), accordian and banjo.
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THE ROUND

Monday Sep 07, 2015

The Round was established in Brisbane in 2011 to create a focused songwriting showcase event for professional and aspiring songwriters. The Round has become an environment where songwriters, musicians and music lovers come together to be part of an active listening audience where songs are heard in a stripped down, acoustic way. Expect to see and hear different genres and styles coexist side by side on the same stage without prejudice. We have had over 300 songwriters perform since 2011 from all across Australia as well as many from around the world.

The Round performances consists of 3 songwriters on stage at the same time and offers compelling performances from some of the best and brightest songwriters around!

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SPUNK VS RICE IS NICE BIG SOUND PRE-PARTY!

Tuesday Sep 08, 2015

7pm to late

We are having a pre-BIGSOUND paaaaaaaarty with our good pals SPUNK & Rice Is Nice on September 8. It’s a union of awesomeness all round with FREE ENTRY and LEGENDARY BEHAVIOUR

Supplying the party tunes will be…

Angie / Aldous Harding / Darts / Donny Benet

Gold Class / The Ocean Party / Shining Bird / Us The Band

We are pumped and check out that god damn poster. Montero, you’ve done it again!

Party kicks off at 8pm. Come one come all!

FREE ENTRY! PARTY FOREVER!

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BIG SOUND

Wednesday Sep 09, 2015

7pm to late

Tickets are on sale now via oztix.com.au for just $75 for two nights or $45 for a single night (ex BF).

Australia’s Biggest Festival Of New Music
9 – 10 September 2015
Fortitude Valley Brisbane
150 Acts
15 Stages
2 Nights
1 Wristband

TIMETABLE

ARTISTS

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BIG SOUND

Thursday Sep 10, 2015

7pm to late

Tickets are on sale now via oztix.com.au for just $75 for two nights or $45 for a single night (ex BF).

Australia’s Biggest Festival Of New Music
9 – 10 September 2015
Fortitude Valley Brisbane
150 Acts
15 Stages
2 Nights
1 Wristband

TIMETABLE

ARTISTS

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THE AU REVIEW 7TH BIRTHDAY

Friday Sep 11, 2015

5pm to late

Independent online publication the AU review celebrates its 7th birthday with a massive unofficial party to help close out BIGSOUND for 2015. Appearing on the night will be live performances from four bands that represent some of the finest music from across the country right now, with more to be announced and special guest DJ sets that will blow the roof off Brisbane’s Black Bear Lodge.

Wasted Wanderers, one of the most exciting bands out of Adelaide right now will be kicking things off, with Sydney’s incredible The Lulu Raes following closely behind. Melbourne outfit Halcyon Drive will blow everyone away and Brisbane’s own We All Want To will be closing out the night, showing off why they are becoming one of the country’s most talked about live acts.

And this will be the tip of the iceberg! For more details on all the bands playing, and to keep your eyes on the secret announcements headed for what is always an epic night, head to: http://www.theaureview.com/party

BEFORE THE SHOW – Hunting Hour, every Friday and Saturday, 5-7pm

AFTER THE SHOW – Party on Wayne / Party on Garth

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WATCH YOUR STEP

Saturday Sep 12, 2015

5pm to late

Get ready to hit the dancefloor and let the finest 45 DJs from Australia bring “maximum rock and soul” party to your weekend! The most exciting original 5Ts and 6Ts music played for dirty dancing. No computers, no CDJs, none of the usual stuff. It’s all fresh, all killer, all night! Add to the mix a light show of groovy psychedelic projections and some great drink specials from Mountain Goat Beer and you’ll have a night that’s guaranteed to get your whole party shaking its tail feather.

Starts at 9pm and its free to get in.

 

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GARETT KATO

Wednesday Sep 16, 2015

7pm to late

Off the back of a well-received showcase at this years Canadian Music Week and an amazing response to his single ‘UFO’s’ including a 4/5 star review from triple J’s Richard Kingsmill now Garrett Kato is releasing ‘Headlights’, the heart warming second single from his heavily anticipated album That Low And Lonesome Sound.

‘Headlights’ is based on a true story of a failing relationship and the process of stepping away from someone you loved. These raw emotions are evident in Kato’s passionate vocal delivery and intensified by driving drum’s and clever instrumentation. ‘Headlights’ showcases Garrett Kato’s diversity as a songwriter seeing him step away from the typical singer/songwriter roll moving into a fuller sounding band format.

This musical variety is a preview for what is to be expected on That Low And Lonesome Sound, described by Kato as a multifaceted blend of songs inspired by Americana, 60’s music and modern music.

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THE REVERSALS

Thursday Sep 17, 2015

7pm to late

Forming a new lineup just 9 months ago, The Reversals have followed up their single ‘Squeeze’ with the smooth new Fleetwood Mac inspired track ‘Coming Down With You’.

The band worked with Steven Schram (San Cisco, Shihad) and Yanto Browning (Art Of Sleeping, The Jungle Giants) to produce the single, which will be supported by a national tour this September. ‘Coming Down With You’ is set to be the opening track of a debut EP release in early 2016.

The Reversals are launching ‘Coming Down With You’ in their home town Brisbane at Black Bear Lodge on Thursday 17 September with special guests ‘The Merrys’ & ‘O’ Little Sister’. Tickets are $10+B/F and are on sale now at www.OzTix.com.au, and OzTix Retail Outlets.

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FUTURE HAUNTS

Saturday Sep 19, 2015

Doom Mountain, playin tunes that will suppress evil vibes

Future Haunts, who are neither spooky nor futuristic

&

Star Club, cosmos kids from outta space

Coming together for true romance at Black Bear Lodge, Saturday 19th September.

 

FREE ENTRY

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JEANIE

Thursday Sep 24, 2015

7pm to late

Jeanie, are a duo from Melbourne bringing a smart, new brand of country pop music to the scene, comprised of Olivia Phyland (Vocals), and Aaron D’Arcy (vocals/guitar).

Performing and music have always been the focus of Aaron and Olivia’s work. After making it through rounds of auditions, Olivia landed a role as a presenter on ABC3 and is now the Presenter of Channel Ten’s music show The Loop. Aaron had worked as a music composer for various TV productions including Lonely Planet, and they met whilst both working on the same production.

Their storytelling style, the male and female vocals and the strong guitar accompaniment is a timeless combination. The pair combines effortlessly, their voices as one, complimenting each other over D’Arcy’s guitar.

 

 

 

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THE KILL DEVIL HILLS

Friday Sep 25, 2015

5pm to late

Australia’s beloved gremlins of grit, The Kill Devil Hills, have spent the last two years mostly holed up in RADA Studios, West Perth making their long awaited fourth studio album. Finally, they emerge to show us a taste of what’s to come in the brand new single I Am The Rut, I Am The Wheel. They will play Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth, as well as to regional WA dates in Margaret River and Dunsborough.

The Rut tour comes to Brisbane on Friday Sept 25 at the Black Bear Lodge, with guests Shiftings Sands + more TBA.

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DEENA

Saturday Sep 26, 2015

5pm to late

Self-styled and self-taught, independence is what sets Deena apart from the rest. Born in Japan to a Taiwanese mother and an Irish father, her musical influences are as eclectic as her cultural upbringing – Johnny Cash, KT Tunstall and Jeff Buckley. Having only started playing music three years ago, Deena has already achieved much success and is seen as a seasoned performer. For her two albums ‘Lone Wolf’ and ‘Black Cat’ she completed a national tour, a string of festivals dates and played shows in the USA, Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Japan.

With the help of a fully-fledged band behind her, Deena’s sound is bigger, grittier and darker than ever diving deeper into the direction of indie blues-rock. The band comprises of Joe Fallon, Jasper Gundersen and Jack Walton, who have all lent their unique talents to chisel a darker tone to Deena’s previous releases without compromising her dulcet voice – a voice that transmits raw, intense emotion.

Deena’s new single Turpentine is a brooding look into the consuming power of darkness. Through the lens of a haunted modern blues, Deena paints the portrait of a user and abuser whose destructive habits cause nothing but what they promise. The full impact that this disease of self-destruction has upon others finds itself present throughout the song, despite not being mentioned literally. Lyrics such as, “You said you would try to be stronger” reflect this train of thought. From the opening verse, the songstress, alone with her electric guitar, sings with a stirring tenderness that unfolds alongside her band and develops toward a powerfully distorted reprise.

 

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FRANK YAMMA

Wednesday Sep 30, 2015

7pm to late

The man ‘Everbody’s Talking’ about in the world music scene globally is Indigenous soulster Frank Yamma. Having spent the Australian Winter touring across Europe and UK with shows in Latvia, Wales, Ireland, England, Scotland and Switzerland, Frank Yamma continues to capture the hearts and emotions of all who see him perform. Back home in Australia Yamma performed at this years’ TEDxSydney in May and is nominated for a National Indigenous Music Award for his new album ‘Uncle’. The new release, a follow up to his hugely successful 2010 album ‘Countryman’ shows the continuity of a musician that is hitting his peak with grace and conviction.

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EAST

Thursday Oct 01, 2015

7pm to late

Ahead of her EP release on 18 September and tour dates in the following weeks, E^ST is pleased to share the new video for The Alley, which premiered on i-D overnight.

The 17 year old from NSW’s Central Coast demonstrates her impressive range on the EP, the follow-up to her well-received debut, the Old Age EP. From the urgent beats of the title track to the nostalgic pop of Disappear, this EP marks the evolution of an exciting new talent.

 

 

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CASTLECOMER

Friday Oct 02, 2015

5pm to late

Castlecomer have a brand new song called Fire Alarm. Fire Alarm was written after a fraught 24 hours when the band were at their lowest. They had lost a sense for what they were doing and had absolutely no idea what was next.

“We started this band because we were five best mates who wanted to play shows and drive around the country. For several years we did, we played everywhere and along the way, everything was DIY; self-managed, self-booked, we did our own art, we hosted parties and shows in our own houses and backyards and that built into playing venues, and then gradually we sold those venues out, then bigger ones, and over that whole time everything was fun and going extremely well. Then a few things happened at the same time: we signed to a label, and a few of our parents got sick so we stopped touring for a while. Everything quickly got confusing and started to feel weird…

Fire Alarm was written on the night we parted ways with our label… the five of us sat around exhausted and scared, feeling guilty that all our problems paled in comparison to those around us, however not wanting this band that we’d worked so hard for, to end. That night Bede had a dream and the next morning we had Fire Alarm. He played it to us, we all picked up our instruments and started to play and it felt new and different and fun. We booked studio time the next week with JP Fung who we knew could produce the track how we wanted it, and he absolutely nailed the intention and the sentiment. The songs are just flowing from nowhere and we love them. We’ve turned a corner, and we can’t wait for our fans to hear this new tune.

 

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ZEFERELI

Saturday Oct 03, 2015

5pm to late

Alistar Richardson aka Zefereli has a very busy couple of months ahead of him, hitting the road this August, September and October supporting Gang Of Youths on their epic Metro and Regional tour. Headlining shows in Brisbane, Sydney and now confirmed to perform at Memory Lane Festival alongside San Cisco, Stonefield, and Patrick James in October.

“Creating music is a process I’ve always gone through since I can remember. It’s like a drug, you get into a trance making music, you’re consumed, and the world around you doesn’t exist, you cannot eat for a day and barely notice. When it’s such a part of your life, you can’t help but voice emotions however personal, if you don’t then you’re only continuing to suppress whatever it is that you’re feeling“ say Richardson.

That enjoyment is evident in the dreamy soundscapes, where he challenges his experience and creativity producing melodic, yet dark pop rhythms combined with high pitched washed out falsetto vocals and a mean guitar solo performed by Sean Caskey (Last Dinosaurs).

The EP ‘Withdrawals’ was mastered by William Bowden (Gotye, Hermitude, Paul Dempsey) and was independently produced, engineered, mixed and recorded at The Warehouse. Zefereli himself performs all instruments on the EP

 

BEFORE THE SHOW – Hunting Hour, every Friday and Saturday 5-7pm

AFTER THE SHOW – Party on Wayne / Party on Garth

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THE AUDREYS

Sunday Oct 04, 2015

7pm to late

The Audreys are a folk-rock act from Adelaide, Australia. Taasha sings and plays tiny guitars and keys, and Tristan plays normal-sized guitars and doesn’t sing. Their first three records all won the ARIA award for Best Blues and Roots Album. Their fourth, 2014′s ‘Til My Tears Roll Away, only got a nomination, but that’s not stopping them working on a fifth.

Over the last ten years they’ve graced almost every major festival in Australia, toured Europe and North America, sold songs to films and television shows far and wide, written music for TV, theatre and even dance shows, hit the charts, gone gold, and pawned their very hearts for rock ’n’ roll … and all without crumpling their vintage op-shop duds.

So, if the frivolous pair are bringing their melancholy melodies to a venue near you, hesitate not. With startling musicianship, scintillating banter and bittersweet songs, The Audreys will leave you all folked up and ready for anything.

 

http://www.theaudreys.com.au

https://www.facebook.com/theaudreys

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheAudreysMusic

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THE ROUND

Monday Oct 05, 2015

The Round was established in Brisbane in 2011 to create a focused songwriting showcase event for professional and aspiring songwriters. The Round has become an environment where songwriters, musicians and music lovers come together to be part of an active listening audience where songs are heard in a stripped down, acoustic way. Expect to see and hear different genres and styles coexist side by side on the same stage without prejudice. We have had over 300 songwriters perform since 2011 from all across Australia as well as many from around the world.

The Round performances consists of 3 songwriters on stage at the same time and offers compelling performances from some of the best and brightest songwriters around!

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THE OCEAN PARTY

Saturday Oct 17, 2015

5pm to late

The Ocean Party is thrilled to announce Light Weight, their fifth album in just three years. The record will be released on October 9 in Australia and New Zealand via Spunk Records, and November 13 in UK and Europe via Caroline International. Fans can pre-order the album via iTunes now, and download a free instant grat track ‘Guess Work’.

As their first album recorded in a studio, Light Weight has a refined pop sound coloured with touches of horns and pedal steel. Recorded in their adopted home of Melbourne with John Lee (Lost Animal, Love of Diagrams) at the helm, the prolific young band explore their sound along avenues they had only touched on with earlier releases.

Inspired by 80s pop and post-punk, but firmly grounded in the current day, the six songwriters amalgamate their inspirations into a unique collage. From intimate and brooding to upbeat and quasi-psychedelic, Light Weight is a dynamic collection of songs crafted by the band over the last eight months.

SET TIMES

The Ocean Party 10:40-11:30
Cool Sounds 9:50-10:20
Martyr Privates 9:00-9:30
Keep on Dancin’s8:10-8:40
Dag 7:20-7:50


* set times are an approximation only and may differ slightly on the night.
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TIMOTHY DALE

Wednesday Oct 21, 2015

7pm to late

Eccentric singer-songwriter Timothy Dale is launching his debut EP ‘Inisfallen’ on the 21st October at Black Bear Lodge. Timothy Dale serves up a unique blend of alternative rock, folk and chamber music with charismatic performance and storytelling. Supporting him on the night will be soul songstress Maja with her mix of heartfelt lyrics and vintage grooves, along with reigning Queensland a Capella champions Jazel. Expect breathtaking originals and exciting twists on well-known covers from all artists on the night. Doors Open at 7pm, Tickets $10 on the door.

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BANOFFEE

Thursday Oct 22, 2015

7pm to late

With the release of her second EP – Do I Make You Nervous? – on the horizon, Melbourne’s Banoffee is excited to announce her largest tour to date. As well as shows in Melbourne and Sydney, she’ll be playing her first headline shows in Adelaide, Brisbane and Auckland – and will be joined by a number of her musical favourites along the way.

The EP’s first single “With Her” – only two weeks old – has already received a raft of praise, with i-D, Pigeons & Planes and DIY all throwing their support behind the release. Do I Make You Nervous? sees continued growth on her previous work, with production from Oscar Key Sung, Martin King and GXNXVS giving the record an engaging, diverse sound.

After impressing a broad range of demographics at Splendour in the Grass, Golden Plains and New York’s CMJ music marathon (just two among many festival appearances), her signature sound has become something her audiences crave. This has certainly been recognised, given that Banoffee was nominated in both Best Song and Best Female Artist categories at The Age Music Victoria Awards 2014.

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SHANE NICHOLSON

Saturday Oct 24, 2015

5pm to late

A little distance can be a good thing for any songwriter. Physically or emotionally. It can also be the hardest thing to get for anyone living a creative life when punching the clock at 5pm is hard to do.

But Shane Nicholson found some distance and it has been good for him. You can hear that in the bones of Hell Breaks Loose, the sixth solo album from the Australian singer-songwriter, songs written over several years and during a period of personal change.

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BYRNE & KELLY

Sunday Oct 25, 2015

7pm to late

LIMITED SEATING – MOSTLY STANDING ROOM

What began as Celtic Thunder’s Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly performing a series of shows together called ‘Acoustic By Candlelight’ a few years ago has turned into what is now known as Byrne and Kelly.  Driven by strong vocal harmonies, the duo seamlessly dives into combining genres like traditional Irish and Americana to create a fresh, folk sound.  Through classic Irish storytelling, Byrne and Kelly sing songs of both the past and the future and bring to life the pride, struggles and hope of the Irish culture.  The duo and their band will be back in October touring Australia for the second time and for the first time in Brisbane on the 25th of October.

VIP ticket holders meet and greet – doors open at 6.25pm.

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LUCIANBLOMKAMP

Thursday Oct 29, 2015

7pm to late

In the increasingly saturated Australian music industry, Melbourne artist LUCIANBLOMKAMP is a breath of fresh air – creating music with a style that’s completely his own. Taking reference from a number of genres, he’s developed into a master of implementing samples, live instrumentation and vocals into his soundscapes. This musicianship has taken root over a number of years, with the classically trained artist being drawn to electronics because of the endless possibilities the medium provided.

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CITY CALM DOWN

Friday Oct 30, 2015

5pm to late

Having spent the best part of three years working on their debut record, it’s fair to say that intrigue levels were high when City Calm Down finally surfaced from their extended hibernation six weeks ago, dropping the lead single ‘Rabbit Run’ from their forthcoming debut album In A Restless House (I OH YOU, 6 Nov 2015).

Critics from around the world (Stereogum, NME) lapped up the first taste of the LP, while the band’s first headline show in over two years sold out in less than a week. With momentum continuing to build, it is with great pleasure that we announce that City Calm Down will be heading out on their first ever national headline tour this October, showcasing In A Restless House to fans in Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney and Brisbane before the album’s release in November.

We’re also excited to premiere another new song from the record – ‘Wandering’. Premiered earlier this week by US site Consequence Of Sound, the album cut is accompanied by a brooding short film (watch here), produced by Melbourne director Timothy O’Keefe in collaboration with the band.

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AINSLIE WILLS

Saturday Oct 31, 2015

5pm to late

Already something of a golden girl on the Australian music landscape, Ainslie Wills has revealed her latest single Constellations lifted from her forthcoming EP Oh The Gold, due for release in September. Off the back of a raft of incredible achievements and experiences, this release is poised to leap to a whole new stratospheric level with her brand of honest retro-infused progressive pop..

To celebrate the release of Oh The Gold, Ainslie Wills is summoning her five-piece band for a run of east coast shows. Last seen onstage at Splendour In The Grass where she performed with #1 Dads on their song So Soldier – which she co-wrote with good friend Tom Scary – these shows will focus on Wills’ considerable live skills, bringing together both the new tracks from Oh The Gold and her older material for what promise to be some of the year’s most scintillating live shows.

 

 

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THE ROUND

Monday Nov 02, 2015

The Round was established in Brisbane in 2011 to create a focused songwriting showcase event for professional and aspiring songwriters. The Round has become an environment where songwriters, musicians and music lovers come together to be part of an active listening audience where songs are heard in a stripped down, acoustic way. Expect to see and hear different genres and styles coexist side by side on the same stage without prejudice. We have had over 300 songwriters perform since 2011 from all across Australia as well as many from around the world.

The Round performances consists of 3 songwriters on stage at the same time and offers compelling performances from some of the best and brightest songwriters around!

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MY OWN PET RADIO

Saturday Nov 14, 2015

5pm to late

Ball Park Music’s frontman Sam Cromack is pleased to announce the first ever tour for his solo moniker My Own Pet Radio in support of the release of his debut album ‘Goodlum’.

The Goodlum Tour will see Cromack and his new band perform intimate shows at Newtown Social Club in Sydney, on Thursday 12 November, Black Bear Lodge in Brisbane, on Saturday 14 November, and Northcote Social Club in Melbourne on Saturday 21 November.

“This is the first ever MOPR tour. The brand new line-up consists of great friends and even greater musicians. My best friend Ben Fahey joins on guitar/keys and another dear friend, Alex L’Estrange – who drummed on and mixed the record – will weirdly be tonking away on the bass. We’re also super fortunate to have recruited the drumming tour de force that is Ryan Strathie (HKOH, Holy Holy, Andy Bull, Sans Parents). It’s a real dream band.”

‘Goodlum’ is set for release on Friday 25 September. The album stands to offer a fresh perspective to those already familiar with Cromack’s acclaimed songwriting. The record sees him returning to his beloved DIY studio to sift through years’ worth of demos, beats, samples and unfinished songs. The record shows him delving into new sonic ideas and unexplored songwriting territory; marrying his love of glitchy, downbeat electronic music with the unbridled humanity of acoustic instruments and real players. From the quiet poetic stylings of Elliott Smith to the rambling guitar solos of Neil Young; from the smouldering drum manipulations of Four Tet to the whispering wonders of Sparklehorse; ‘Goodlum’ sees Cromack touch base with his favourite influences in order to produce a sound truly his own.

Watch the ‘No Great Mystery’ video

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ANNE McCUE

Wednesday Nov 18, 2015

7pm to late

Anne McCue is touring the world to celebrate the release of her new album, Blue Sky Thinkin’ and plays Brisbane with a fantastic rhythm section – Grant Gerathy (John Butler Trio) and Matt Bone (Starboard Cannons).

“McCue and co-producer Dusty Wakeman (Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yoakam) give the album a welcome contemporary polish. That sheen shines even brighter thanks to McCue’s virtuosity on guitar, whether she’s slow-strumming a rhythm on “Things You Left Out in the Rain,” finger-plucking a nylon-string solo on “Dig Two Graves” or riding a subtle slide on “Long Tall Story” — her pickin’ chops have garnered accolades from the likes of Lucinda Williams…” Nashville Scene

http://www.annemccue.com

 

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MONTAIGNE

Thursday Nov 19, 2015

7pm to late

Sydney avant-pop heroine, Montaigne has dropped her daring new single Clip My Wings, alongside the announcement of an extensive national tour kick starting at Jimmy’s Den in Perth on October 3, moving through to Mandurah, Sunshine Coast, Rockhampton, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Toowoomba and Mullumbimby before finishing up at the Gorgeous Festival in McLaren Vale on November 28.

Co-written, produced and mixed by Tony Buchen (The Preatures, Andy Bull) and recorded at Albert Studios, Clip My Wings is about the value of autonomy and standing up for what you believe in. The single boasts a bigger sound for Montaigne and an even more opulent and dramatic melody than what we’ve heard from this vocally gifted songstress.

Montaigne has established herself on the live circuit, recently supporting San Cisco, Megan Washington and electro phenomenon Japanese Wallpaper. In April she embarked on a sold-out national headline run and also graced stages at Groovin The Moo and Sydney’s Come Together Festival. Next up Montaigne will tour Clip My Wings taking her band on the road: Neil Anderson (keys), Gus Gardener (bass) and Miles Thomas (drums).

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BEN OTTEWELL

Friday Nov 20, 2015

7pm to late

Love Police Touring are thrilled to announce the return of their bearded and bespectacled pal from Gomez, Ben Ottewell, for a national Australian tour throughout November.

After leaving fans wanting more following his incredible 2014 whirlwind ‘Rattlebag Tour’, Ben will again traverse this great land, belting out tunes from the Gomez songbook and his excellent solo releases, Shapes & Shadows and Rattlebag. Taking in Fremantle, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, Ben will finish up at Mullum 2015, “The Biggest Little Music Festival in Australia”.

“He kept us entertained with some stellar song choices but it was his unique and frankly powerful voice that left us all leaning in and wanting more.” – The AU Review

As a singer and lead guitarist in rock band Gomez, Ben Ottewell is well known for his unmistakable voice and talent for blistering and inspired guitar work. Rolling Stone declared, “Gomez’s not-so- secret weapon is Ben Ottewell.” And as GQ Magazine once wrote and anyone listening can attest, “[his] voice is not of this world.”

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L-FRESH AND THE LION

Friday Dec 04, 2015

5pm to lte

L-FRESH The LION is renowned for his powerful presence, inspiring live shows and thought-provoking lyricism. In a short space of time, the Western Sydney artist has gone from underground community events and ciphers to national tours and major festivals. It speaks of an MC with a sense of purpose and self-belief.

Inspired by the soulful movement in US hip hop of the late 1990s / early 2000s, and the love and respect for his own cultural and ancestral roots of the Sikhs from Punjab, India, L-FRESH is an artist like no other.

 

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THE ROUND

Monday Dec 07, 2015

The Round was established in Brisbane in 2011 to create a focused songwriting showcase event for professional and aspiring songwriters. The Round has become an environment where songwriters, musicians and music lovers come together to be part of an active listening audience where songs are heard in a stripped down, acoustic way. Expect to see and hear different genres and styles coexist side by side on the same stage without prejudice. We have had over 300 songwriters perform since 2011 from all across Australia as well as many from around the world.

The Round performances consists of 3 songwriters on stage at the same time and offers compelling performances from some of the best and brightest songwriters around!

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JESSICA PRATT

Wednesday Dec 09, 2015

7pm to late

Mistletone proudly presents Jessica Pratt, bringing her earthly folk delights back to Australia, accompanied this time by guitarist Cyrus Gengras. A gifted young Californian scribe and singer with her own astounding musical logic, Jessica Pratt has made two superb albums — this year’s On Your Own Love Again (Drag City/Spunk) and her self-titled 2012 debut (Birth Records/Mistletone) — both laden with gracious songs from a spine-thrilling place. People respond to the austere, pristine clarity of Jessica Pratt’s performances, the gentle strength, marveling at how much comes from so little: just a voice and a guitar or two. They remark on the timeless nature of the songs and the voice, scrupulously informed by the folk-rock of ages past, but sung without bags (none in hand, nor beneath eyes). They speculate on just who is the personality behind this Jessica Pratt? It is hard not to respond to the sound of her music, not to want more right away. With her delicate and singular sound, Jessica Pratt is fully alive in a space all her own; with isolation in the breeze, the sound resonant in the natural light and a gauze of clouds in the sky, under which she can relax, unwind and let herself be.

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JULIA HOLTER

Thursday Dec 10, 2015

7pm to late

Mistletone proudly presents Julia Holter, bringing her stunning ensemble back to Australia hot on the heels of her colossal new album Have You In My Wilderness (out September 25 on Domino.) One of the most mesmerising and erudite artists to emerge from the Los Angeles arts scene, Julia Holter crafted her fourth full length album Have You In My Wilderness with Grammy-winning producer and engineer Cole Greif-Neill (Ariel Pink, Beck, Nite Jewel). The album follows Julia’s much-lauded previous titles, Loud City Song (2013), Ekstasis (2012) and Tragedy (2011), and was written from the heart – warm, dark and raw – exploring love, trust, and power in human relationships. While love songs are familiar in pop music, Julia Holter manages to stay fascinatingly oblique and enigmatic, with some of the most sublime and transcendent music she has ever written. Like Julia’s previous albums, Have You in My Wilderness is multi-layered and texturally rich, featuring an array of electronic and acoustic instruments played by an ensemble of gifted Los Angeles musicians. It is also her most sonically intimate album, with her vocals front and centre in the mix, lifted out of the layers of smeared, hazy effects. The result is striking: clear and vivid, but disarmingly personal.

To quote Aunty Meredith of Meredith Music Festival: “Julia Holter is pretty phenomenal. Frankly, she’s my current musical hero. She’s an L.A. born and based composer, and one of the most adventurous, experimental, ambitious artists working today. Her music is almost without roots. How she gets it from her head to our ears without it catching on accepted conventions along the way is a minor miracle, but by the time it arrives — it sounds like pure imagination. How does she make this stuff? Holter began studying composition, fusing elements of twentieth-century classical, jazz and baroque pop and her music has evolved to combine avant garde and pop ideas, with the human voice as arguably her primary instrument. It has a late night, cinematic quality, and can be both cat-hair soft and strident. She leads a hypnotic, spiritual, guitar-less band comprised of cello, piano, sax, violin and drums, with layered vocals, and finds a heavenly and sincere new way of expressing the inexpressible.”

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