Scene News: Howlite release haunting single ‘Saviour’ and announce tour

October 25, 2017 Scene News

Melbourne trio Howlite brought us their soft slow burn single ‘Gothic Romance’ in mid 2017 garnering rave reviews from all corners of the Industry, “Glimmers of hope slip through the cracks of the brooding, border-line-folk, but inches-from-pop, as vocalist Alison Thom lifts us up by our all black boots amidst assurances that ‘this is a ritual’. Rolling Stone, “Singer Alison Thom croons like a melancholic angel, sharing images of candles, wolves and sheepskins, straight from a gothic novel”. Mushroom Group “The sound of stormy nights with stormy hearts”. Triple J Dom Alessio. Now the troubadours deliver us their haunting new single ‘SAVIOUR’. […]

Star Scene: Sarah McLeod

October 24, 2017 Mary Boukouvalas

Sarah McLeod describes her latest release, Rocky’s Diner, as “dirty deeds, simple and sweet” yet her scene was, and still is, one of “bunkering down”. The singer-songwriter/guitarist, in her own right as well as a […]

Star Scene Trish Young – The Clouds

October 24, 2017 Maryanne Window

Having formed in Sydney in 1989, The Clouds emerged along side an indie-pop resurgence of the time emanating largely from Sydney in conjunction with Triple J radio beginning its national broadcasting. Local content was high on the rotation and bands such as The Clouds, The Falling Joys (from Canberra) and The Hummingbirds featured prominently. TV programs such as Rage and Recovery were in full flight as Countdown Revolution and The Factory were winding down. It was a new chapter for Australian art/indie rock pop in which melody and female musicians and vocalists were influencing and giving voice to many young women who at the time in Australia, had been largely left to toil in the shadows. […]

Scene News: Rifleman release blistering debut album ‘Silver and Gold’

October 24, 2017 Scene News

Rifleman is the new solo project from Superheist songwriter founder and guitarist, Richie “dw” Norton and breath of fresh air for fans of the heavy rock icon. With almost 30 years of ripping up the Aussie heavy rock scene this first solo effort is long overdue. But Rifleman leave nothing to be desired with lead single KEEP THE STORY ALIVE. Hitting the ground running with signature guitar riffage and an unstoppable drive that doesn’t quit. Melodic rock anthem is but one way to describe it. Four and a half minutes of hook laden pop carnage is probably another, but we’ll leave the fans to argue over semantics. […]

Scene News: Award winning Finnish rockers, Von Hertzen Brothers, release ‘War Is Over’ through Music Theories Recordings – Mascot Label Group

October 23, 2017 Scene News

Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group are thrilled to announce the release of the brand new studio album War Is Over from the award winning cinematic Finnish rockers Von Hertzen Brothers which will be out on 3rd November 2017.  It’s the band’s debut release with the label after signing with them in July of this year. […]

Q&A Scene: Michael Paver from BATS

October 23, 2017 Mandy Hall

BATS deliver Truthless. This follow’s the previous singles Tarantula & 24 Hours, which were spun on Triple J, added to Double J, Community radio and Rebel FM.

Truthless is an unrelenting and unhinged guitar driven track that pushes sonic explorations of chaos to the point of obscenity. The title “Truthless” is one half of the forthcoming album release by BATS called “Truthless Faithless”. […]

Scene News: The Red Hot Summer Tour Announces Massive Line-Up For Third Leg Of Tour

October 23, 2017 Scene News

The Red Hot Summer Tour is smashing it out in 2018 with a swag of sell-out shows and two incredible line-ups touring the width and breadth of Australia. Now, the iconic summer festival announces its third and final leg for 2018 – and what a stellar line-up organisers have in store! Headlined by ICEHOUSE, with special guests Baby Animals, Mark Seymour & The Undertow, The Black Sorrows (with Vika & Linda), Shannon Noll, Pseudo Echo & Boom Crash Opera, these shows bring together the best of the best of Australian music! […]

Snap Scene: The Magnetic Fields at the Melbourne Festival – Hamer Hall – Saturday 21st October 2017

October 22, 2017 Mary Boukouvalas

On February 9th 2016, Stephin Merritt, the man who is The Magnetic Fields, sat down and wrote a song. The day was his 50th birthday and there were 49 more songs to follow, one for every year of his life on earth so far. Released in March this year as The 50 Song Memoir album, it’s an autobiographical concept album that tells an entertaining story both musically and lyrically. As part of the Melbourne Festival, Merritt and his band, opened the book of memories and in the first of two nights at Hamer Hall, proceeded to regale and beguile the audience with musical tales from the first half of his life. […]

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