AMERICAN DOUBLES drop underwater video for The Swell

Melbourne-based electronic duo, American Doubles have announced their debut single The Swell, a luminous track steeped in blithe nostalgia. To accompany the track, the pair have released a spectacularly have-to-see-it-to-believe-it video, co-directed by Daniel and Jarred Daperis of LateNite Films (RÜFÜS) and filmed almost entirely underwater.

The Swell is recommended listening for a long, cool drive, perhaps one which involves a Miami Vice-esque nighttime cruise sequence; characterised by knowing nods to the 80s and to more recent electronic pioneers Metronomy, The Swell is a soaring yet subtle, unbelievably memorable smash. One half of the duo, Rob Smith, reflects on the conception of the song, “I used to walk to St Kilda Pier and along the beach, which brought back memories of when I was growing up and spending summer holidays at our family’s beach house in Cape Patterson. One of those memories is swimming out with a friend past the breakers, floating on our backs for a while and then diving down trying to touch the sea floor. I wanted to try and capture some of that sense of freedom that can come with being in the moment, letting go and having fun.”

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YUSUF / CAT STEVENS announce 50th anniversary tour

TEG DAINTY and Live Nation in association with Moonshadow Aus Pty announced today that British singer-songwriting legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, YUSUF / CAT STEVENS will tour Australia in November and December. A Cat’s Attic “Peace Train Tour” commemorates the 50th Anniversary of his first major hit single and debut album Matthew & Son released in 1967.

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FUTURE ISLANDS Share video for ‘Cave’

Baltimore trio Future Islands have released a new single from their upcoming fifth studio album The Far Field out Friday 7 April via 4AD / Remote Control. The chest-pounding ‘Cave’ speaks directly to the bruised but brave romantic in each of us. For a unique spin on a lyric video, the band enlisted American sign language interpreter Jonathan Lamberton to sign ‘Cave’s lyrics.

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[INTERVIEW] Introducing Sweat Tours

There’s no denying that Aussies love a banging music festival and we have a few rippers to choose from when summer rolls around – but what about all those alluring lineup announcements from festivals beyond our shores?  That’s where Sweat Tours comes in, a boutique travel provider with a hankering for killer live music has just launched, offering three unique international festival experiences over the next few months, including an already sold out Ultra Music Festival tour to Miami in March, Governors Ball New York City in May, and Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas in June.

Volume Media interviewed Sweat Tours to find out the story behind it, and what is in store for the future!

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Rammstein To Release A Concert Film Masterpiece On May 19 With “RAMMSTEIN: PARIS”

The official presale for the concert film “RAMMSTEIN: PARIS” bas begun ahead of its worldwide release on May 19 via Caroline Australia. The film, which will be released in many configurations, sets new standards. In March 2012, during the “Made in Germany” tour, Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund shot two acclaimed Rammstein concerts at the Palais Omnisports arena in Paris in front of 17,000 spectators. Featuring 22 songs from the band’s entire repertoire, the resulting film is not only the most spectacular collection of imagery about the most successful German rock band of our time, but also a masterpiece of music cinema, capturing Rammstein’s energy as a unique visual and sonic experience.

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Battlehounds announce EP and tour dates

Adelaide garage three-piece Battlehounds are today excited to share their new single ‘Night Crawl’ taken from their forthcoming EP ‘Damn Demons’ due 28th April. The band will be touring the east coast in May in support of the EP playing Sydney, Wollongong, Melbourne and Adelaide.
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MAGIC BONES SHARE NEW SINGLE, ANNOUNCE EAST COAST TOUR

Melbourne garage punk outfit Magic Bones are today thrilled to announce their brand new single ‘Hotter Than The Sun’ taken from their forthcoming debut album due mid 2017. The band will also be touring the east coast throughout April in support of the single.

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