Heavy demand for tickets for the Dance Gavin Dance and Veil of Maya shows for their February and March Australian tour has meant that an extra show has been added in Brisbane on the 26th February at The Brightside and there has been a venue upgrade in Sydney from Oxford Art Factory to Factory Theatre, with all existing tickets for that show still being valid.
American Football are excited to announce the forthcoming release of their third full-length album, American Football (LP3), out Friday, March 22 on Pod via Inertia Music and available to pre-order now. The band, whose songwriting has been so influential to a generation of musicians, have raised the stakes on the writing and recording of their third effort under the American Football moniker, and it shows. The band break new ground sonically, and explore new voices too, with guest vocals from Hayley Williams of Paramore, Land of Talk’s Elizabeth Powell, and Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell.
Amanda Palmer has announced the eagerly-awaited release of her first solo album in more tan six years! There Will Be No Intermission, which is now available for presale in mutiple formats HERE will be released on March 8. Alongside the album, Amanda is independently releasing an artbook of narrative photography to accompany the albums release. The hardback version is exclusively sold to Amanda's patrons.
Softboy Gold Coast singer-songwriter Jarom has this week revealed his debut single, 'Sip Merlot', an infectious slice of lush-pop with the all too relatable message of mixing alcohol with hard feelings. Debuting at number 1 on the triple j Unearthed charts and already amassing over 10,000 plays, it's clear Jarom is already reaching unimaginable heights, and we can't wait to see where he takes us next.
Australian based singer/songwriter Ladia is bringing summer back with her debut single 'Feel the Same'. Brimming with quiet confidence, the young starlet is in her element on this up tempo first release, contrasting sugary pop melodies with darker themes of heartbreak and a love turned cold.
As most are winding down for the year, emmerging Brisbane singer/songwriter Asha Jefferies is preparing for a MASSIVE 2019, with the HUGE announcement of her highly anticipated first ever EP with an accompanying tour and booking deal with Select Music.
If rock ever had a message it’s ‘Be Yourself.’ As guitarist of Living Colour Vernon Reid embraces this ideal but with a twist. He’s always wanted to be everything else as well. Along with his fellow bandmembers, Reid’s musical style and taste reject boundaries. Which is why, past the unifying concept that Living Colour are and continue to be one of the most significant Black American rock acts of recent times, tracing the band's influence can provide a difficult task. Rock, funk, metal, hip hop, jazz, blues, Motown, new wave, soul and psychedelia – they’ve touched it all yet their magpie mentality hasn’t always been something which was working to their advantage.
Rounding out another incredible year for Last Dinosaurs, today the Brisbane rockers drop their brand-new video for latest single, ‘Bass God’ from their critically-acclaimed, third studio album, Yumeno Garden.
February the forgotten month shall be forgotten no more! The Mountain Goat Valley Crawl is back and better than ever, now announcing it's largest and most adventurous bill to date. Transforming Brisvegas' Fortitude Valley precinct into one massive multi-venue festival, Saturday 16 February, 2019 will be nothing shy of G.O.A.T. status.
This week, ODESZA have released the deluxe edition of their GRAMMY-nominated latest album A Moment Apart, showcasing their endless creativity as musicians, producers, and songwriters who continually disintegrate any genre limitations of electronic music.
Odette and Gretta Ray Make Our Collaboration Dreams Come True With New Single 'A Place That I Don't Know'
As if we thought the music released this year couldn't get any better, Odette hits back just before the year's end with a collaboration with other leading lady in the industry right now, Gretta Ray.
Melting fluid beats with space bound production, ‘MOONSTONE’ is the woozy new single out TODAY from Golden Vessel and features silky appearances from frequent collaborators and friends Elkkle and Akurei. The track revolves around the theme of missed opportunities and the frustrations that result from knowing you were capable of achieving them.
A massive few months for Brisbane indie rockers Tape/Off following the August release of their acclaimed second album Broadcast Park has been magnified exponentially by the news that the record has been nominated for the 2018 instalment of the prestigious Australian Music Prize!
The Pinheads return from a multi member sabbatical with a new single, ‘Not Like You’ A tune about our divergent world of round the clock connection, resulting in chronic isolation, the mingling pot of personalities, untameable ego, opposing ideologies, conflicting cultural ideals and a societal anxiety timebomb threatening to blow at any second!
Beloved Irish singer-songwriter DAMIEN RICE has announced his long-awaited return to Australia, taking in Sydney’s City Recital Hall on Friday 1 February, Brisbane’s The Tivoli on Monday 4 February, Hobart’s Odeon Theatre on Thursday 7 February, Bendigo’s Ulumbarra Theatre on Saturday 9 February, and the Melbourne Recital Centre on Sunday 10 February.
Northern Beaches masters of groove Ocean Alley are stoked to announce their funky hit-single 'Confidence' has been certified gold in Australia. A huge crowd favourite in the band's live show, 'Confidence' has moved over 35,000 units since its release in February this year, surpassing 8 million streams and over 1.5 million video plays.
Sunny Down Snuff has a passion for music. It started with The Beatles’ Rubber Soul and was bolstered by the film ‘Dig!’. To most the 2004 flick is remembered for documenting the rivalry between The Dandy Warhols and Brian Jones Town Massacre. But for Sunny it was different. Anton Newcombe’s half-crazed example gave permission. Maybe he too could someday make records which stood beside The Fab Four’s. Or better still, he could take it further. Steering his mind to music he found company with a group of like minded individuals. They called themselves The Citradels.
California’s radical sons, THE GROWLERS, are bringing their swirling, psychedelic glory back to Australia this summer. The Australian leg of Beach Goth tour will see the group perform their hypnotic, sun bleached, riff laden rock n’ roll across the country for what will be their biggest Oz tour to date.
Missouri based indie rock icons Foxing have just announced their FIRST EVER Australian National Tour! Following the news that they have been added to the Farmer & Owls Festival, eager Australian fans will be able to catch the very first show at The Rev in Melbourne, Factory Floor in Sydney or Crowbar in Brisbane.
Australia’s five-day Bluesfest music festival dedicated to showcasing some of the best live acts in the world, held in Byron Bay each Easter, today announced 14 new artists added to the line-up for the festivals 30th Anniversary Celebration from 18-22 April 2019. And to add to they're already HUGE lineup including Kurt Vile, Hozier, Ray La Montagne, Julia Stone and many, MANY more, the incredible lineup has just welcomed 14 new acts!
Setting fire to your world, garage-punk balltearers Bleeding Knees Club have premiered the film clip for 'Burning Crosses' off their new album Fade The Hammer, out now via Inertia Music. A badass skate rampage that takes no prisoners and destroys a deck of decks, the video is the perfect encapsulation of a headbanger The Saturday Paper called "The standout track of Fade The Hammer - it barrels along furiously, propelled by Wall's indignant lyrics".
Tiny Ruins, originally conceived as the solo project of New Zealand singer-songwriter Hollie Fullbrook, are releasing their third album Olympic Girls on Friday 1st February 2019 via Milk! Records / Remote Control Records. After sharing the lead single of the same name, Tiny Ruins has now shared 'School of Design'. It was recorded live, with the full band of Cass Basil on bass, Alex Freer on drums and Tom Healy on electric guitar in their hometown of Auckland. 'School of Design' is an achingly haunting refrain, inspired by a moment of reflection on tour.
Frenchy & The Talent will be making their way to the Gold Coast this Saturday for Shakafest. The festival will see 19 bands hit 2 stages, plus skaters, food trucks & more! Frenchy & The Talent, promise a very aesthetically pleasing show.
Enigmatic Gold Coast singer/songwriter d e n n i s. has this week introduced herself with all new single 'Alive', a dance-infused electro-pop tale of an all too relatable bittersweet love. For fans of Kimbra, Robinson and Astrid S, judging by this first installment, it is sure that d e n n i s.'s name will not be going away anytime soon.
We are more than excited for the upcoming Shakafest lineup, particularly the inclusion of one of our favourite local bands, Cakes freed up some time in their busy schedule to chat to us about their new EP, Smash Mouth and what to expect next. Check it all out below!
lennoxgroove [at] gmail.com for all press releases and news.
nath [at] lennoxgroove.com for all artist management and bookings requests.
ben [at] lennoxgroove.com for all music submissions.