Day: April 3, 2017

3 Apr

PETE MURRAY announces 33 date tour

Byron Bay singer-songwriter and one of Australia’s most loved musicians, Pete Murray has today released his new single, Take Me Down (out now), alongside the announcement of his sixth studio album, Camacho – available June 2.  With over one million album sales to his name, the quiet achiever of Australian music will showcase new tracks and old favourites on an epic 33-date national Camacho Tour that will kickstart in Lismore on July 12 and finish up in Darwin on September 9.

Read More

3 Apr

GRINSPOON announce huge national tour

Post-grunge Aussie rockers, Grinspoon have today announced a 20th Anniversary deluxe edition of the album that kickstarted their long-standing music career, Guide To Better Living, alongside an epic 27-date national tour of Australia, playing the album cover to cover for fans throughout June, July, August and September.
 
It’s 1995.  A band from Lismore named Grinspoon (named after Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Dr Lester Grinspoon who supported the medicinal use of marijuana) submitted the track, Sickfest to triple j’s Unearthed national band comp in its inaugural year.  To everyone’s amazement, they won – and for the next two months the song was the station’s number one request.  Fast forward to September 1997, signed to Universal Music’s Grudge imprint, Grinspoon released their debut album, Guide To Better Living.
 
Going on to boast double-platinum accrediation on the back of five singles; Pedestrian, DC×3, Repeat, Just Ace and Don’t Go AwayGuide To Better Living (GTBL) spent 36 weeks in the ARIA Top 50. The album stands now as a similar coming of age as The Angels’ Face to Face, Cold Chisel’s East and Midnight Oil’s 10, 9, 8… were at the time.  Since then, it’s been a rolling success and yeah, occasionally, excess story with certified sales of well over half a million, seven albums all very familiar with the Top Ten, ARIA Awards, 13 ARIA nominations, more than 1,000 gigs, tens of thousands of international frequent flyer miles, 7 appearances at the Big Day Out as well as slots at Homebake, Falls Festival, Splendour in the Grass, an NRL Grand Final and a Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony in Melbourne.
 
Twenty years later – with the album chalking up a double decade of acclaim – Grinspoon are emerging from hiatus to celebrate their debut album with the Guide To Better Living tour.  Supported nationally by Hockey Dad, they’ll be playing the album cover to cover across June-September 2017, alongside a selection of later favourites from their albums that followed. The tour takes in 27 dates across the nation – the first tour of such scale since the band went on hiatus in 2013, broken only for a support slot on Cold Chisel’s Perfect Crime tour of Australia in 2015.
 
Candidly chatting about the 20th anniversary of their monumental debut release, vocalist Phil Jamieson jests, “I hate nostalgia, it gets my goat.  What I do love are tunes, and we’ve got tunes!  NBT – Balding Matters – Scalped are probably what are considered to be album tracks or ‘filler’, but I can’t wait to spit ‘em out with as much venom as I did as a 19 year old.  Then there is Railroader – Repeat – Just Ace – Champion – Boundary …. it’s like a little treasure box of ditties!  I don’t think I really knew what I was doing when I made Guide To Better Living, but I know that playing this album from start to finish is going to be one of the most challenging, enjoyable & kickass things I’ll ever do!  Bring on the road, bring on the tour, bring on the shows… happy 20th birthday GTBL!”
 
To correspond with the tour, an accompanying expanded, multi-format reissue of the album will be released on June 23. Grinspoon have curated a 20th anniversary edition of Guide To Better Living, expanding the original 16-track album to a mammoth 49 track feast of rarities, live tracks and unreleased recordings. The album also appears on vinyl for the very first time in the form of a limited edition red vinyl pressing, coupling the original album with a second disc Live At CBGB’s – an incendiary 10-track live recording of the band taken from the fabled CBGB’s venue in New York. The recording was found in a scour of the vaults late in 2016.  The physical 2CD edition is packaged in a deluxe slipcase, alongside a 36 page book featuring unseen images, scans of memorabilia, full lyrics and essays from each of the band members.  The original 16 track album is augmented with Live recordings, rare B-Sides and an unreleased track Green Grass Meadow recorded at the time of Guide To Better Living, unheard until now. The set is finished off with a previously unreleased 13-track performance from the Falls Festival of 1997… 49 tracks in all!
 
“It’s a real honour to be releasing the 20th anniversary of Guide To Better Living.  It was an amazing time in the band’s life.  Going back and listening to the album and watching old footage reminds me of what was an unbelievably exciting time in all our lives,” says guitarist Pat Davern.
 
Grinspoon is Phil Jamieson on vocals, Pat Davern on guitar, Joe Hansen on bass and Kristian Hopes on drums.

Guide To Better Living 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition is set for release on June 23.  Pre-order album bundles are onsale from www.grinspoon.com.au.

Pre-order: Guide To Better Living deluxe 20th anniversary album
Buy tickets: National Guide To Better Living Tour

 
GUIDE TO BETTER LIVING NATIONAL TOUR DATES
Presented by TEG LIVE and Triple M

FRI 23 JUN | KAY ST ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX, TRARALGON VIC | 18+
FRI 30 JUN | MARGARET COURT ARENA, MELBOURNE, VIC | LIC AA
SAT 1 JUL | VILLAGE GREEN HOTEL, MULGRAVE, VIC | 18+
FRI 7 JUL | ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY, NSW | LIC AA
SAT 8 JUL | THE TIVOLI THEATRE, BRISBANE, QLD | 18+
SAT 29 JUL | ONE TROPICAL DAY @ DARWIN SKI CLUB, DARWIN, NT | LIC AA **
THU 3 AUG | THE WOOL EXCHANGE, GEELONG, VIC | 18+
FRI 4 AUG | PIER BANDROOM, FRANKSTON, VIC | 18+
SAT 5 AUG | GRANADA TAVERN, HOBART, TAS | 18+
THU 10 AUG | THE JACK, CAIRNS, QLD | 18+
FRI 11 AUG | DALRYMPLE HOTEL, TOWNSVILLE, QLD | 18+
SAT 12 AUG | MAGNUMS, AIRLIE BEACH, QLD | 18+
THU 17 AUG | VILLA NOOSA, NOOSAVILLE, QLD | 18+
FRI 18 AUG | REDLAND BAY HOTEL, REDLAND BAY, QLD | 18+
SAT 19 AUG | SHAKA FEST – MIAMI TAVERN, GOLD COAST, QLD | 18+ **
THU 24 AUG | DUNSBOROUGH TAVERN, DUNSBOROUGH, WA | 18+
FRI 25 AUG | METRO CITY, PERTH, WA | 18+
SAT 26 AUG | ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, ADELAIDE, SA | AA
THU 31 AUG | THE CAMBRIDGE HOTEL, NEWCASTLE, NSW | 18+
FRI 1 SEP | LISMORE CITY HALL , LISMORE, NSW | 18+
SAT 2 SEP | RACEHORSE HOTEL, IPSWICH, QLD | 18+
THU 14 SEP | THE ENTRANCE LEAGUES CLUB, BATEAU BAY, NSW | 18+
FRI 15 SEP | WAVES, WOLLONGONG, NSW | 18+
SAT 16 SEP | UC REFECTORY, CANBERRA, ACT | 18+
WED 20 SEP | CSU, WAGGA WAGGA, NSW | 18+
FRI 22 SEP | BEER DELUXE, ALBURY, NSW | 18+
SUN 24 SEP | BATEMANS BAY SOLDIERS CLUB, BATEMANS BAY, NSW | 18+
 
**Hockey Dad not appearing

 

3 Apr

HOLY HOLY announce national tour

Fresh from the release of their critically acclaimed second album PAINT, arriving at #7 on the ARIA album chart Holy Holy today announce the PAINT national tour this June and July.  Lauded for their live prowess, in the past 12 months Holy Holy has captivated sold-out audiences across Australia, to London and The Netherlands continuing to prove themselves as one of Australia’s most important new voices.  Armed with rich new material including the #1 most played track at triple j and International Songwriting Competition finalist, Darwinism, subsequent offering Elevator, and latest single That Message, Holy Holy will perform nationally with a series of capital city and regional dates.  

Read More

3 Apr

Ill Niño with announce Australian tour with Terror Universal

Hailing from New Jersey/New York, ILL NIÑO are a not just a meteorological event, they are a musical force to be reckoned with. Their revered album ‘Revolution Revolución’ marked what was the beginning for these founding fathers of Latin metal. ILL NIÑO offered something different, they brought a flair and ethnicity to the metal scene. With their jaw dropping percussive artillery and Flamenco guitar tones, the band meshed the Latino passion with an aggressive metal assault. Their live show is where they shine: driving, energetic and animated, not many bands can match them. The fans are what pushes ILL NIÑO to continue to dominate after a decade.

Read More

3 Apr

JESS LOCKE Signs to Pool House Records

Pool House Records and Remote Control Records are thrilled to announced the signing of Melbourne’s Jess Locke. She is the first addition to the Pool House family since the label was founded by Melbourne’s The Smith Street Band in November of last year.

To mark the occasion, Jess has shared a new single ‘Better/Bitter,’ which premiered last night on triple j’s 2017 with Richard Kingsmill. Taken from an album due for release later this year, ‘Better/Bitter’ is a perfect encapsulation of Locke’s captivating ability to match dreamy guitar pop with a lyricism cut with stark commentary. It’s a sound and an unabashed candidness that has developed through the long time Jess has performed in unconventional spaces: water parks, cemeteries, roundabouts, bookshops and back porches. It’s only natural then that the intimate nature of her live performance style lies at the crux of her recordings.

Having toured in support of Paul Dempsey, Tigers Jaw (USA), Into It. Over It. (USA) and Julia Jacklin, Locke has already won crowds over with her live shows. More recently, Jess and her band shared the stage with The Smith Street Band on their national tour. Now label-mates, it’s a stage that will be shared in more iterations than one.

Pool House Records’ Chris Cowburn says of Jess: “We have loved and admired Jess Locke for some time now. We were all very taken by her beautiful, laid back songwriting, and by her and her band mates as wonderful people. Both in her music and her persona Jess has a way of being effortlessly cool (something none of The Smith Street Band could ever pull off!). We’re so excited to welcome Jess to our little community, and so proud that she is our first artist who isn’t Smith Street… which makes Pool House Records feel like a real thing! Thanks Jess!

Jess shares the natural affinity: “Smith Street have always been really supportive and helpful. Even before Pool House… they took us on tour with them last year and when our recording plans fell through we just bashed out a song with Fitzy in a rehearsal room. And that sounded good so we recorded a whole album with him. When they started Pool House and offered to put it out it just made perfect sense. I feel like our attitudes toward music are pretty aligned. It’s about putting good honest stuff into the world, and building a community around it.”

On top of todays signing announcement and single release, Jess Locke has also revealed dates for her‘Better/Bitter’ single tour, hitting Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in May. Full dates and info below including New Zealand tour dates for later this month.

 

 

Jess Locke – ‘Better/Bitter’ single tour

Fri May 12th – Woodys Bar – Melbourne, VIC – Tickets on the door
Thu May 18th – Petersham Bowls Club – Sydney, NSW – Tickets on the door
Fri May 19th – Beatdisc Records – Sydney, NSW – Tickets on the door
Sat May 20th – Barbara – Brisbane, QLD – FREE SHOW

 

3 Apr

JESS LOCKE Signs to Pool House Records

Pool House Records and Remote Control Records are thrilled to announced the signing of Melbourne’s Jess Locke. She is the first addition to the Pool House family since the label was founded by Melbourne’s The Smith Street Band in November of last year.

To mark the occasion, Jess has shared a new single ‘Better/Bitter,’ which premiered last night on triple j’s 2017 with Richard Kingsmill. Taken from an album due for release later this year, ‘Better/Bitter’ is a perfect encapsulation of Locke’s captivating ability to match dreamy guitar pop with a lyricism cut with stark commentary. It’s a sound and an unabashed candidness that has developed through the long time Jess has performed in unconventional spaces: water parks, cemeteries, roundabouts, bookshops and back porches. It’s only natural then that the intimate nature of her live performance style lies at the crux of her recordings.

Having toured in support of Paul Dempsey, Tigers Jaw (USA), Into It. Over It. (USA) and Julia Jacklin, Locke has already won crowds over with her live shows. More recently, Jess and her band shared the stage with The Smith Street Band on their national tour. Now label-mates, it’s a stage that will be shared in more iterations than one.

Pool House Records’ Chris Cowburn says of Jess: “We have loved and admired Jess Locke for some time now. We were all very taken by her beautiful, laid back songwriting, and by her and her band mates as wonderful people. Both in her music and her persona Jess has a way of being effortlessly cool (something none of The Smith Street Band could ever pull off!). We’re so excited to welcome Jess to our little community, and so proud that she is our first artist who isn’t Smith Street… which makes Pool House Records feel like a real thing! Thanks Jess!

Jess shares the natural affinity: “Smith Street have always been really supportive and helpful. Even before Pool House… they took us on tour with them last year and when our recording plans fell through we just bashed out a song with Fitzy in a rehearsal room. And that sounded good so we recorded a whole album with him. When they started Pool House and offered to put it out it just made perfect sense. I feel like our attitudes toward music are pretty aligned. It’s about putting good honest stuff into the world, and building a community around it.”

On top of todays signing announcement and single release, Jess Locke has also revealed dates for her‘Better/Bitter’ single tour, hitting Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in May. Full dates and info below including New Zealand tour dates for later this month.

 

 

Jess Locke – ‘Better/Bitter’ single tour

Fri May 12th – Woodys Bar – Melbourne, VIC – Tickets on the door
Thu May 18th – Petersham Bowls Club – Sydney, NSW – Tickets on the door
Fri May 19th – Beatdisc Records – Sydney, NSW – Tickets on the door
Sat May 20th – Barbara – Brisbane, QLD – FREE SHOW