Scene News: Jens Lekman returns to Australia for East Coast dates in March 2018

February 16, 2018 Scene News

Swedish singer-songwriter Jens Lekman will return to Australia in March 2018, for a run of shows including dates with Grizzly Bear, headline dates in solo and band mode, plus an already announced appearance at Tasmania’s A Festival called Panama ( .

Kicking off at Melbourne Zoo’s famed Zoo Twilights on Friday 9^th March, Jens will traverse the East Coast, taking in Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory for an intimate solo show on Tuesday 13^th March, followed by a night at Queensland Performing Arts Centre with Grizzly Bear on Wednesday 14^th March, two shows at Brisbane’s The Junk Bar on Thursday 15^th March, closing with a full band show in the round at Melbourne’s The Night Cat on Friday 16^th March.

Scene News: Lo Moon Announces Self-Titled Debut Album To Be Released On February 23

February 14, 2018 Scene News

Los Angeles trio Lo Moon, is thrilled to announce their self-titled debut album, set for release via Columbia Records and Sony Music Entertainment Australia on February 23, 2018. The album, produced by Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie) and Francois Tetaz (Gotye), features previously released songs ‘Loveless’, ‘This Is It’, and ‘Thorns’, as well as guest turns by The War On Drugs’ Adam Granduciel and Charlie Hall. A new taste of the record, in the form of a seductive, synth-driven song ‘Real Love’ can be heard NOW. […]

Scene News: The Smith Street Band Announce First Line Up For Pool House Party

February 14, 2018 Scene News

Late last year The Smith Street Band announced the inaugural Pool House Party set to take over two stages at Coburg Velodrome on March 17th. Today The Smith Street Band share with you a bunch of their favourite bands that will join them for the festivities.

First up, Gareth Liddiard’s latest project, *Tropical Fuck Storm,* which also features Fiona Kitschin (from Australia’s epic art punk psych maniacs The Drones), along with High Tension’s Lauren Hammel and Erica Dunn from Harmony. Since forming last year TFS have released a string of 7” and toured America with King Gizz. […]

Scene News: Above & Beyond release stunning new single ‘Always feat. Zoë Johnston’

February 13, 2018 Scene News

Above & Beyond is one of dance music’s most versatile acts. In fact, the trio’s deft songwriting ability and skill with traditional instruments has enabled them to step out from behind the DJ decks and perform their songs in an acoustic format. The not so secret weapon has been an ongoing collaboration with highly talented vocalists including Richard Bedford, Justine Suissa and Zoë Johnston, who each adds a distinct flavor and richness to each song. Shedding the 4/4 beats and progressive rhythms, Above & Beyond have once again teamed up with Zoë Johnston for the emotional ballad ‘Always,’ out today, and included with the new album, Common Ground , to be released by Ajunabeats on Friday 26th January. […]

Scene News: DIZZY REED announces Australian album launch and digital worldwide release of album

February 13, 2018 Scene News

Launching his album in Sydney with one Australian show only, Dizzy Reed will be performing at Frankie’s Pizza on Sunday, 18 February, with support from local artists including The Kids, who will launch their debut single, School, that night.

Due to popular demand globally, Guns N’ Roses keyboardist, Dizzy Reed, has also announced that the release of his 2018 debut solo album, Rock ‘n Roll Ain’t Easy, will now be made available on digital platforms worldwide via Golden Robot Records on Friday, 16 February, the same day as the scheduled physical and digital release in Australia, NZ and Japan.

Scene News: Singer-songwriter Jess Holland releases career defining third album – ‘Miss Demeanour’

February 12, 2018 Scene News

Formidable country artist Jess Holland has recorded what is arguably the
album that will define her career. Her third long-player – the sassy titled
Miss Demeanour – has been a labour of love to bring to fruition and the
proverbial ‘blood, sweat and tears’ behind the release is evident in the
finished product. It stands firm as an album that showcases a songwriter
who knows themselves, has had a lot of opportunity for introspection and
has funnelled this into inspiration, and is confident in their musical
direction. […]

Scene News: Pure 2018 Line-Up Announcement

February 12, 2018 Scene News

One of Australia and New Zealand’s most loved techno event, returns for its third year, to announce another huge lineup. PURE, presented and curated by: Carl Cox, Eric Powell of Bush Records and Richie McNeill of Hardware, will see Paco Osuna (Spain), Nastia (Ukraine) and Fabio Neural (Italy) take PURE to the next stage in 2018.

After its first year in Ibiza, winning best event of the summer in September 2017, this year the Australian leg expands to include: Brisbane for the first time alongside regulars Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Auckland. PURE 2018 will tour Australia and New Zealand over the ANZAC Day weekend in April. […]

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