Music News

Posted 18 Jun 2013 @ 9:46am

Cleveland native Gilby Clarke’s been around the block.


Oh and then there’s the fact that he was in Guns N’ Roses for three years. After GN’R imploded at the behest of Axl Rose, Clarke decided he’d hit out on his own and released Pawnshop Guitars, The Hangover, Rubber, 99 Live and Swag. Now? He’s headed our way for an Australian tour in July. Gilby Clarke plays Hermann’s Bar,...

Posted 18 Jun 2013 @ 9:30am

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of her record-hitting debut album She’s So Unusual, Cyndi Lauper’s coming to town.


To celebrate the 30th anniversary of her record-hitting debut album She’s So Unusual, Cyndi Lauper’s coming to town. And Lauper’s hella keen to perform the album in its entirety so get ready to boogie, because ‘Girls Just Want To Have Fun’, right? ‘Time After...

Posted 17 Jun 2013 @ 12:39pm

Harlem's "pretty m#therf#cker" is hosting the after-party for his Hordern Pavilion show, next Friday June 28 at Marquee, The Star.


Harlem's "pretty m#therf#cker" is hosting the after-party for his Hordern Pavilion show, next Friday June 28 at Marquee, The Star. There won't be a performance, but Rocky's a pretty sociable guy, so there's a good chance that he and A$AP Mob will be...

Posted 14 Jun 2013 @ 4:49pm

Designer Mutts is the new side-project of the two remaining Royal Chant dudes.


They’re launching their fresh EP A Day At The Wauchope Races with a massive gig at Brighton Up Bar on Thursday June 27. It’s been dubbed Fuzz Fest 2013 and there’s a super lineup featuring local wunderkinder Doc Holliday Takes The Shotgun, Udays Tiger, Siamese Almeida, Milkmaids and Jugular Cuts. It...

Posted 14 Jun 2013 @ 4:45pm

The local beer barons behind Young Henry’s are presenting Hell City Glamours’ “first Sydney headline show in two fucking years” at Spectrum on June 21.


What was the band up to these last few years? Well, working on album number two, but guitarist Oscar also managed to help start up the Young Henry’s brewery and has been busy crafting some sweet hoppy goodness. So as a bonus,...

Posted 14 Jun 2013 @ 4:39pm

First lady of soul Jill Scott is finally planning a visit to the land girt by sea – this November she’ll be touring our Great Southern Land for the first time ever.


The Philly poet/actress/jazz queen is bringing along her ten-piece band for the occasion and the gigs promise to be the intimate and evocative shows she’s become famous for. Catch Miss Scott and co. at the Enmore...

Posted 14 Jun 2013 @ 4:36pm

LA skate punks FIDLAR’s Splendour Sideshows just got a cheeky boost – Brisvegas party punks (and fellow Splendour class of ‘13-ers) Dune Rats have been added to the bill as their tour buddies.


Any band with a bassist who can put away a six-pack of Boags while sitting on a rooftop (and YouTube the results) are bound to be a riot live. Tickets are through Moshtix now, so get on...

Posted 7 Jun 2013 @ 11:57am

The much-buzzed-about Melbournian punks have a new EP in the works Don’t Fuck With Out Dreams, due out August 9.


But they're not releasing it before taking US buddies Joyce Manor and Cheap Girls for a trip around the country, stopping by the Great Northern in Newcastle on Friday August 30 and the Annandale on Saturday August 31.

Posted 7 Jun 2013 @ 11:29am

Floridian pop-punks Yellowcard recently reissued their best-loved album Ocean Avenue as an acoustic set.


They’ll be bringing the unplugged album to Australia for a set of dates, playing the acoustic album in full followed by an amplified greatest hits set. Catch them at the Enmore on Saturday October 26 (all ages) with Toy Boats in support.

Posted 7 Jun 2013 @ 11:22am

Missed out on tickets to see the immaculately-bearded Yannis and his Oxford brethren?


You’re in luck – they’ve added extra shows for Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane – catch their frenzied live show locally at the Enmore on Sunday September 29 with Alpine in support. Tickets to the new show are on sale now so act quickly!

Posted 7 Jun 2013 @ 11:01am

Woah. Woah. Woah. Stop what you’re doing and come take a look at this.


Martin ‘Silky’ Doyle (Dusty Fingers on FBi) has brought together HTRK, Beaches, Super Wild Horses, Twerps, The Laurels, Straight Arrows, Songs, Holy Balm and Day Ravies for one epic day of fine local music this July – and that’s only the first lineup announcement. You can also ruin your...

Posted 5 Jun 2013 @ 5:32pm

You like the Good, the Weird and the Local when it comes to music, right? 


So help keep FBi Radio on air by giving them a little of your hard earned cash during their supporter drive. Over the next two weeks, non-profit tastemakers FBi will be calling out for your assistance – and if you give it to them, you might even win a trip for two to the UK with two...

Posted 5 Jun 2013 @ 1:36pm

Legendary '90s band Swervedriver is back with a fresh serving of heavy slacker rock'n'roll from their classic 1991 album RAISE.


AllMusic called the album “like the songs of a road trip junkie made weary by exhaust fumes, brutal heat, amphetamines, and heartbreak.” They're performing RAISE in its entirety along with a career highlights set on Friday September 27 at...

Posted 31 May 2013 @ 2:40pm

One man, one guitar, and a record collection full of (presumably) James Taylor and Nick Drake is how troubadour Patrick James rolls.


And that’s how he’ll be rolling when he gets home from a 21 date tour with Emma Louise to play two intimate, acoustic, all ages shows in Melbourne and Sydney. Catch him at Paddington Uniting Church in Sydney on July 5 (tickets on sale now).

Posted 31 May 2013 @ 2:34pm

Sydney songwriter Amy Rose deals in fragile electronic pop powered by her emotive, haunting voice. 


Her new single ‘Running’ may or may not have anything to do with having grown up in a religious cult in Queensland; what we do know is that she’s put together a full band to launch the single at FBi Social this Thursday, and if you miss that there's another show coming up in July...

Posted 31 May 2013 @ 2:31pm

Are they Melbourne’s answer to !!! or The Rapture circa Pieces of the People We Love? 


Find out for yourself when World’s End Press bring their disco-punk-funk vibes to Brighton Up Bar for a three night residency in August – Friday 2, Thursday 8 and Thursday 15. Before that happens, you should be able to get your hands on their debut LP – stay tuned here for more news on that...

Posted 31 May 2013 @ 2:27pm

Contrary to reports earlier in the week, iconic Sydney live music venue the Annandale Hotel isn't going to be turned into flats, nor will it sit abandoned as a sad indictment of gentrification (like the Hopetoun).


It's been bought, but by a publican, so we can expect more awesome beery nights of amplified rawk. Leichhardt Mayor Darcy Byrne said saving the Annandale is the first...

Posted 31 May 2013 @ 2:19pm

Have you heard the Rumours?


It’s probably Second Hand News by now, but many a Fleetwood Mac fan’s Dreams will come true this November when the iconic band Go Their Own Way back to Australian shores with Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie.

Posted 31 May 2013 @ 2:06pm

More two-piece heavy blues-noise-rock with more than a nod to Jack White, but this time from two dudes from Brisbane. 


Udays Tiger have just finished putting together their second EP with Neil Coombe, Dead Attention, due on June 14. Apparently legendary rock critic Everett True is a fan, saying “Fucking Udays Tiger man. They understand dynamics… Sometimes it’s enough to get...

Posted 23 May 2013 @ 4:20pm

Psych-rock-power-pop Sydney four-piece Hailer are taking their new pressing Another Way for a trip around the country, stopping at Brighton Up Bar on Friday June 7


Interesting fact – college radio in the US are loving them, with 83 stations around North America spinning their new material. So go see them locally before the bugger off to the States forever.

Posted 23 May 2013 @ 4:18pm

The Brooklyn indie darlings are headed our way for the first time ever!


Just in time for summer, Brooklyn’s Beach Fossils (spiritual cousins to The Drums indie-surf-pop sound) will make their first ever visit to our shores in September, stopping by The Standard on Friday September 20 – tickets are on sale now via handsometours.com...

Posted 23 May 2013 @ 4:13pm

Before he heads off for a string of dates with You Am I (check out our interview on page 14), Davey Lane is tackling Sydney solo. 


Davey Lane’s Four Night One-Man Racket string of intimate, stripped-back shows will launch single ‘You’re the Cop, I’m the Crime’, slated for release this June and taken from forthcoming debut album The Good Borne of Bad Tymes. You can catch Lane on...

Posted 23 May 2013 @ 4:09pm

Perth rockers Vida Cain embark on their debut east coast tour this month. 


The band will be hitting the other side of the country for the first time this May and June to promote new singles ‘Reloader’ and ‘Remote Controls’ ahead of their upcoming debut album, scheduled for release this September. You can catch Vida Cain in Sydney at Scruffy Murphy’s on Tuesday June 4, the Bald...

Posted 23 May 2013 @ 4:07pm

For a while there, it seemed as though Lawrence Greenwood AKA Whitley may have disappeared from the public eye forever (even his Wikipedia page is gone). 


But in joyous news, he wasn’t gone, simply on temporary hiatus, and he’s back as of Monday with a new single ‘My Heart Is Not A Machine’, with new album Even The Stars Are A Mess due on July 5. You can also catch him in the...

Posted 23 May 2013 @ 3:53pm

triple j’s Unearthed High returns for its sixth year, in a quest to find Australia’s best high school music act. 


triple j are giving ambitious young songwriters, bands, producers and MCs the chance to win flights to the triple j studio to have a song professionally recorded – plus you get guaranteed play on triple j and Unearthed. Winners will also play a gig at their high...

Posted 23 May 2013 @ 3:49pm

The High Priests of Antipodean Soul are back! 


Fat Freddy’s new album Blackbird is slated to drop on June 21 and first tastes ‘Clean the House’ and ‘Silver and Gold’ promise more good vibes than a Club X shop. If you’ve got Splendour tickets, lucky you – you’ll be among the first in the world to hear Blackbird played in full. If not, you can catch the sassy seven-piece at the...

Posted 23 May 2013 @ 3:40pm

As we all know, Converse are pretty much the best footwear for braving the tidal shifts of a crowded gig audience – the more trashed they get, the better they look.  


So you’ll probably want to fish out your pair for the series of ‘Get Loud’ live gigs that Converse is hosting around the country this June. In Sydney, catch troublemakers King Khan and BBQ Show with favoured...

Posted 15 May 2013 @ 6:29pm

The Welsh rockers are back. Stereophonics are gracing Australian shores in July to play three shows with special guests and SXSW darlings Atlas Genius.


For the past 15 years, the band has toured the globe chalking up five UK number ones along the way. They play Enmore Theatre in Sydney on Thursday July 18, The Hi-Fi Bar in Brisbane on Friday July 19 and The Palace in Melbourne...

Posted 15 May 2013 @ 6:25pm

Bowie may have a new album out, but word around the traps is that it’s unlikely he’ll be touring anytime soon (a delicate heart and loaded bank account precluding any work on the road).


But you can see the next best thing at The Opera House in five shows across July on Thursday 18, Friday 19 and Saturday 20. Jeff Duff, Steve Balbi and Brydon Stace are reuniting for a tribute to...

Posted 15 May 2013 @ 6:21pm

Flume’s other project, with Chris ‘Emoh’ Emerson, is releasing a fresh EP The Quack.


The Quack launches on June 14 and following it up will be a tour – they’ll be at the Greenwood this Thursday May 16 and at Chinese Laundry on Saturday June 15. Listen out for The Quack single, which features the Ill Prosciutto himself Action Bronson – you might get a sneak preview of it when...