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Australian Music Round-Up (05/19/13)

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Thanks to Ben for putting this together.

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Tickets for The Weekender ‘13 have sold out within five days of their release to the public, leaving many punters gutted at missing out. Playing schedules have also been announced which you can check out here. The three day festival will be headlined by The Nation Blue, The Smith Street Band and Blueline Medic respectively with more acts still to be announced.

The latest issue of No Heroes Magazine is featuring the “50 Greatest Heavy Australian Albums Of All Time” as voted for by readers. You can check out the results here.

Jen Buxton’s Desperation Demos EP hit #1 on bandcamp the day of its release. If you’ve yet to check it out head to http://jenbuxton.bandcamp.com

Dream On Dreamer will release their sophomore album Loveless on June 28 through UNFD. The album was produced and mixed by band guitarist Callum Orr and you can check out the video for first single The World In Front Of Me here. The band have also announced two Melbourne headline shows to support the album at The Corner Hotel, June 29 [18+] and June 30 [U18], with more dates expected to be in the works.

Adelaide’s Paper Arms will be playing a farewell show in Melbourne ahead of their upcoming European shows with Boysetsfire and others. The band will play the John Curtin Hotel on May 31 with support from Lincoln Le Fevre & The Insiders and Wil Wagner. Paper Arms continue to tour in support of this year’s sophomore album The Smoke Will Clear.

Melbourne hip-hop artist and ARIA award-winner 360 has revealed he’s been working with Silverchair’s Daniel Johns on his new album, with Johns making an appearance on the track Impossible. The follow up to Flying & Falling is expected later in the year.

Brisbane’s Army Of Champions have announced a new EP called Burning Alive. The 5 track suite will be released digitally and on 10” vinyl through the band’s own Lock & Quay Records. Stay tuned for a release date soon.

Midnight Funeral Records have launched pre-orders for two upcoming 7” releases. One is the debut self-titled release for Melbourne punk rock outfit Tigers who feature members of Cavalcade, The Gun Runners and In Name And Blood in their ranks. The second is a self-titled release from Newcastle’s Hazards (ex-members of The Dead Walk! and The Hollow) which will serve as a taster for their upcoming full length.

Perth band Coveleski have called it a day. Their final show was last week in support of The Bronx at Capitol. You can still purchase their self-titled EP here.

As pointed out by one reader in the comments last roundup, Coerce have indeed returned from what has become a very short-lived hiatus. The band released a statement on their facebook to say they’ll be playing the Melbourne and Adelaide dates of the upcoming Robotosaurus/Totally Unicorn tour (full details in the Tour Announcements section), as well as the news that apparently a new album is on the way.

Apart From This are streaming their debut album In Gloom through Spotify. The album is available now through Hindsight Records on CD with Poison City Records handling the vinyl and digital release.

Something For Kate have released a video clip for their track Star-Crossed Citizens. The song is the third single released from the band’s sixth album, 2012’s Leave Your Soul To Science.

Sydney folk-punker Isaac Graham is set to release his second album Glorious Momentum on June 28. The album will be supported by a national tour featuring Graham’s three piece band in July/August with dates to be announced. Glorious Momentum was recorded over two years by Graham and drummer Hayden Moore and mastered by Jason Livermore at The Blasting Room, Colorado. Three tracks from the album are up on for streaming and download here and pre-orders can be found here.

The Smith Street Band vocalist/guitarist Wil Wagner continues his Sunday residency at Melbourne’s Reverence Hotel this month and will be joined by the following guests at upcoming shows:
19/05 - w/ Jamie Hay, Mara Threat and Grace Lawry.
26/05 - w/ Tom Lanyon and Heath Anthony.
Wagner’s last solo effort was the Laika EP, released through Poison City earlier this year.

Cambridge, the new project from former Heroes For Hire vocalist Brad Smith, have released a song from their debut album coming this Spring. Listen to Catalina Wine Mixer here. (like required). Coincidentally enough, the current incarnation of Heroes For Hire have released the first taste of their upcoming record, the first to feature Duane Hazell on lead vocals. Listen to Hate Myself Again here. The song is available on iTunes and the band are about to embark on a run of UK dates with Allister.

Canberra’s Hands Like Houses have announced that their second record is complete. The as-yet-untitled follow up to 2012’s Ground Dweller was recorded in the US with producer James Paul Wisner (Underoath, Further Seems Forever, Paramore).

Bernard Fanning has released the music video for his song Battleship. His second solo album Departures will be released June 7.

Perth tech death metal outfit DFC will launch their new album Ungodly Violation over two hometown shows at the end of this month. The album will be available through Prime Cuts on May 31.
31/05 - Amplifier Bar [18+] w/ In Death, Nails Of Imposition and Inanimacy.
01/06 - YMCA HQ [AA] w/ Entrails Eradicated, In Death, Inanimacy and Obscenium.


Not a lot of alternative activity in the ARIA album charts this week. Passenger’s All The Little Lights stays in the top 10 for another week at #9, with Flume’s self-titled at #12, Paramore’sself-titled dropping five spots to #22 and Birds Of Tokyo’s March Fires just hanging in the top 50 at #48.



The Smith Street Band have announced a national tour for August/September which will be their last Australian shows before they head off on their international dates. Joining them are two American bands also slated for this year’s Weekender, Cheap Girls on all shows and Joyce Manor joining for the tour’s second half. Tickets are on sale May 21st.
22/08 - Rosemount Hotel, Perth [18+]*
23/08 - Prince Of Wales, Bunbury [18+]*
24/08 - Adelaide Uni Bar, Adelaide [18+]*
25/08 - Karova Lounge, Ballarat [18+]*
28/08 - Brisbane Hotel, Hobart [18+]*
29/08 - The Zoo, Brisbane [18+]
30/08 - Great Northern Hotel, Newcastle [18+]
31/08 - Annandale Hotel, Sydney [18+]
04/09 - Transit Bar, Canberra [18+]
07/09 - The Corner, Melbourne (Poison City Weekender) [18+] SOLD OUT
*Joyce Manor not appearing.
Following these shows the band head to Europe for a month long tour with Apologies, I Have None and another slot on this year’s The Fest in Gainesville, Florida. The band also have been in the studio as of late with rumblings of a 10” EP in the works.

Frenzal Rhomb have added some more dates to their current tour. Shows shape up as follows:
21/06 - Adelaide Uni Bar, Adelaide [18+]
22/06 - Shadows, Mt Gambier [18+]
12/07 - Manning Bar, Sydney [18+]
13/07 - Brisbane Hotel, Hobart [18+]
02/08 - Corner Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
09/08 - Carmen’s, Miranda [18+]
10/08 - Mona Vale Hotel, Mona Vale [18+]

The Nerve are the latest act to join the Bird’s Robe Collective. The band features Mammal/Full Scale vocalist Ezekiel Ox and Cog/FloatingMe drummer Lucius Borich among others and is “…the culmination of a 15-year association between friends and songwriting partners that has now come to fruition.” Listen to first single Witness here.
The band has announced a run of east coast shows for June and will release their second single at the end of this month.
01/06 - Rock N Load @ The Espy, St Kilda [18+]
06/06 - ANU Bar, Canberra [18+]
07/06 - Spectrum, Sydney [18+]
08/06 - Great Northern Hotel, Newcastle [18+]
20/06 - Port Macquarie Hotel, Port Macquarie [18+]
21/06 - The Northern, Byron Bay [18+]
22/06 - Tempo Hotel, Brisbane [18+]
28/06 - The Sporting Club, Geelong [18+]
29/06 - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne [18+]

Sydney post-rock trio Solkyri released their debut album Are You My Brother? last week through the Bird’s Robe Collective and are heading out on a run of east coast shows in support.
10/05 - Public Bar Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
24/05 - Lass O’Gowrie Hotel, Newcastle [18+]
30/05 - Port Macquarie Hotel, Port Macquarie [18+]
31/05 - Beetle Bar, Brisbane [18+]
01/06 - Tym Guitars, Brisbane [AA]
08/06 - FBI Social, Sydney [18+]
Stream or purchase Are You My Brother? here.

Robotosaurus/Totally Unicorn supports are as follows:
07/06 - The Standard, Sydney [18+] w/ Lo!, Safe Hands and Snakes Get Bad Press
08/06 - Crowbar, Brisbane [18+] w/ El Alamein and Dirty Charlie
21/06 - Animal House, Adelaide [AA] w/ Coerce and The Burning Sea
22/06 - The Reverence, Melbourne [18+] w/ Coerce and Urns

Something With Numbers have announced their Eleven Eleven album launch tour. The album was released last week through Stop Start / EMI Records. The tour kicks off in Sydney on June 14.
14/06 - Mona Vale Hotel, Mona Vale [18+]
15/06 - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney [18+]
21/06 - Residence @ Metropolis, Fremantle [18+]
22/06 - Rosemount Hotel, Perth [18+]
28/06 - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle [18+]
29/06 - Fitzroy Hotel, Windsor [18+]
05/07 - Fowlers Live, Adelaide [18+]
06/07 - Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne [18+]
12/07 - Waves, Wollongong [18+]
13/07 - Entrance Leagues Club, Bateau Bay [18+]

Melbourne’s Stockades and Brisbane’s Seahorse Divorce have announced a June tour. The tour marks a celebration of both bands’ upcoming releases with Stockades set to release their self-titled 10” through Monolith Records in June and Seahorse Divorce releasing their debut LP through Tenzenmen Records.
21/06 - Sun Distortion, Brisbane [AA]
22/06 - Blackwire Records, Sydney [AA]
23/06 - Yours & Owls, Wollongong [AA]
24/06 - Potbelly Bar, Canberra [18+]
25/06 - Evolution Lounge, Mildura [18+]
26/06 - The Metro, Adelaide [18+]
27/06 - Footscray House Show, Melbourne [AA]
28/06 - The Reverence, Melbourne [18+]
29/06 - The Grand Poobah, Hobart [18+]

Mindsnare will embark on the 20 Years Of Brewtality tour in July/August with shows in Newcastle, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth to mark the occasion. Tickets are only available at the door for all shows.
26/07 - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle [18+] w/ Dropsaw, Hazards and Civil War
27/07 - Annandale Hotel, Sydney [18+] w/ Vigilante, Boneless and Hostile Objects
03/08 - Central Club, Melbourne [18+] w/ Warbrain, Crisis Alert and MetalStorm
17/08 - Amplifier Bar, Perth [18+] w/ 50 Lions, Battletruk and Outsiders Code

Brisbane rock outfit The Arachnids have released a video clip for their new single Daydreaming and have announced a short run of launch shows in support.
31/05 - Spectrum, Sydney [18+]
01/06 - The Phoenix, Canberra [18+]
15/06 - Beetle Bar, Brisbane [18+]

Fresh off a national tour in support of Black Breath, Canberra’s I Exist have announced a short tour in June before they head off on a 30-date Europe jaunt in support of Harm’s Way and Twitching Tongues.
08/06 - City Magpies Club, Canberra [18+]
13/06 - Hot Damn, Sydney [18+]
14/06 - Hot Damn Roadtrip, Wollongong [18+]
15/06 - Bang, Melbourne [18+]

Sydney post-rockers sleepmakeswaves have announced a national tour for June and July. The shows follow a very busy 2012 which saw them tour Australia, the US and Europe and receive an ARIA nomination for their debut album …and so we destroyed everything. Tickets are available now.
21/06 - ANU Bar, Canberra [18+]
22/06 - Town Hall Hotel, Wollongong [18+]
28/06 - Annandale Hotel, Sydney [18+]
29/06 - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle [18+]
06/07 - Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
07/07 - Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne [18+]
11/07 - Port Macquarie Hotel, Port Macquarie [18+]
12/07 - Tempo Hotel, Brisbane [18+]
13/07 - The Northern, Byron Bay [18+]
18/07 - Mojo’s, Fremantle [18+]
19/07 - Amplifier Bar, Perth [18+]
20/07 - Crown & Anchor Hotel, Adelaide [18+]
21/07 - Crown & Anchor Hotel, Adelaide [18+]
26/07 - Annandale Hotel, Sydney [18+]

Local openers have been announced for Thy Art Is Murder’s Hate Across Australia tour which will see them joined by the Cattle Decapitation, King Parrot and Aversions Crown.
31/05 - Prince Of Wales, Bunbury [18+]*
01/06 - Amplifier Bar, Perth [18+]*
02/06 - YMCA HQ, Leederville [AA]*
06/06 - The Rev, Brisbane [18+] w/ Disentomb
07/06 - Expressive Grounds, Gold Coast [AA] w/ I Shall Devour, Emerald Vale
08/06 - Annandale Hotel, Sydney [AA] w/ Hunt The Haunted
08/06 - Annandale Hotel, Sydney [18+] w/ New Blood
09/06 - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle [18+] w/ UnderGreySkies
12/06 - The Basement, Canberra [18+] w/ Wretch
13/06 - Corner Hotel, Melbourne [18+] w/ Internal Nightmare
14/06 - Arrow On Swanston, Melbourne [AA] w/ I Valiance
15/06 - Fowlers Live, Adelaide [LIC/AA] w/ I Exalt
*Thy Art Is Murder only.


Justin Timberlake will tour next year according to a recent statement published on his website. Although no specific dates are set, it’s believed the Australian leg of the tour will commence sometime mid-year in 2014. Timberlake’s new single Mirrors currently sits at #14 on the ARIA singles chart.

A Day To Remember have announced their return to Australian soil this July alongside The Devil Wears Prada and Dream On Dreamer. Tickets go on sale May 24.
12/07 - Riverstage, Brisbane [LIC/AA]
13/07 - Hordern Pavilion, Sydney [LIC/AA]
14/07 - Festival Hall, Melbourne [LIC/AA]
16/07 - Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide [LIC/AA]
18/07 - Metro City, Perth [18+]

30 Seconds To Mars have announced Australian tour dates for August in support of their new album Love Lust Faith + Dreams. Tickets are on sale May 27.
10/08 - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne [AA]
11/08 - Entertainment Centre, Sydney [AA]
13/08 - Entertainment Centre, Brisbane [AA]
16/08 - Challenge Stadium, Perth [AA]

On the back of new album Like Clockwork, Queens Of The Stone Age have also announced plans to tour in 2014. According to FasterLouder.com, the band will miss the Australian summer festival circuit in favour of their own headline shows. More info to be announced soon.


Parkway Drive have released a video clip for their new single Wild Eyes. The song is the second single from Parkway’s fourth album, 2012’s Atlas, and the video was helmed by director Aaron Hymes who collaborated on previous single Dark Days. Tickets are still on sale for the band’s 10th Anniversary tour in September.

Contributor: BennyNova

04:47 PM on 05/19/13
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Thanks for doing it this week, Ben!
06:20 PM on 05/19/13
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Nice! Like the 'Video of the week' nice touch!
06:46 PM on 05/19/13
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Happy for another Smith Street tour
05:03 AM on 05/20/13
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I've loved all of Dream on Dreamers old stuff but I miss the old clean vocalist in this new single :/ still sounds solid though.

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