Snap Scene: The Mercy Kills – Prince Bandroom 15th Feb 2019

February 22, 2019 Mary Boukouvalas

Some have described TMK as Dirty Rock, blending elements from bands such as Sonic Youth, The Cramps, Nine Inch Nails, The Cult and Joy Division. THE MERCY KILLS took their name from a line in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. “It was a mercy killing”. 2009 saw this bratty new outfit emerge writing songs, recording and getting as much stage time together as they could inject into their already heart pounding system. […]

Scene News: Jon Stevens kicks off 2019 with a massive Raining Hits tour playing hits from Noiseworks & INXS

February 22, 2019 Scene News

Kicking off what is set to be a massive 2019, Jon Stevens is back on the road with his aptly named Raining Hits tour, featuring not only all the greatest hits from his extensive back catalogue, but also the iTunes Australian Rock and Indie Rock #1 track Rain Down On Me. The tour, which runs through until April, features highly anticipated headline shows, special guests and festival appearances. Jon will rock out the hits from not only his solo career, but also Noiseworks and INXS. […]

Snap Scene: The Production Company Season 2019 19th Feb 2019

February 21, 2019 Mary Boukouvalas

The 2019 line-up was announced from the grounds of Jeanne Pratt’s residence Raheen.

She stated. “The premiere of David Bowie and Enda Walsh’s music theatre masterpiece, Lazarus, will open our season. It’s a great pleasure and an honour for The Production Company to be staging David Bowie’s final masterpiece with an outstanding creative team headed by acclaimed director Michael Kantor.” […]

Scene News: Bonnie Tyler to Release Brand New Album with some incredible guests

February 21, 2019 Scene News

Marking no less than the complete reinvention of a wonderful and much-loved talent this – her 17th studio album – is a collection of brand new recordings. As befits an artist of Bonnie’s undoubted stature, ‘Between The Earth And The Stars’ also features collaborations and contributions from some of her fellow musical legends including Francis Rossi on ‘Someone’s Rockin’ Your Heart’. The album boasts three knights of the realm with Sir Rod Stewart duetting on ‘Battle of the Sexes’, Sir Cliff Richard on ‘Taking Control’ and Sir Barry Gibb penning ‘Seven Waves Away’. […]

Scene News Pet Shop Boys Release Four-Track Ep ‘Agenda’

February 21, 2019 Scene News

Pet Shop Boys have released their ‘Agenda’ EP, four brand new songs which were streamed one per day from Tuesday to Friday last week.

The four-track EP on CD is also now available to pre-order exclusively with this year’s issue of Annually, Pet Shop Boys’ once-a-year hardback publication. Annually is published on April 12 and on the same day a 12-inch vinyl EP of ‘Agenda’ will be released commercially. Links to pre-order are below. […]

Scene News: 2019 Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition is now open!

February 20, 2019 Scene News

Songwriters from around the world are invited to enter the 2019 Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition to go in the running for a career-changing first-place cash prize of A$50,000, courtesy of APRA AMCOS, Alberts and BMG.

Gold Coast singer-songwriter Amy Shark won the 2018 first-place prize with her song Adore, the breakthrough hit single that propelled her to a debut #1 ARIA album with Love Monster, sold-out arena shows, and international TV performances. […]

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