Portugal. The Man has proved to us once and for all that they really are ‘The Man’ in the best possible way by announcing a massive run of free dates around our great country. Yes, free! The Alaskan-bred indie wonders will hit our shores at the end of the month and will stay in action until the end of November (at least), though further shows were to be announced at the time of writing.
‘I’m OK’ is one of the most common responses you will receive when you ask someone how they are. Even if they’re not feeling okay, it’s the response given. It is this that helped fuel ‘Wah Ha’, the new single from songbird Lisa Mitchell. The single is currently available for free download through SoundCloud – but be quick, as it’s only available at this bargain price for a short time.
Welcome back, Perch Creek. After spending the last few months trekking through Europe, Britain, North America and South Africa, Perch Creek (that would be The Perch Creek Family Jug Band) are back on familiar soil. It was a decent tour too, with the band performing at WOMAD (UK) and Edinburgh Fringe among other festivals.
Born in WA but musically emerging from Melbourne’s northern suburbs comes Owen Rabbit, a singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer. Have you heard his single ‘Police Car’? His debut single received a ton of great press, even finding love from US Blog All Things Go. Now he is back with new single ‘Violence and Degradation’, and by all accounts it’s a darker affair than his previous effort.
From the Rainbow Serpent Festival crew: “We’ve been working hard over the last few months crafting another four lush days of musical utopia that will please even the most discerning ears. We’re confident there’s something for everyone to get excited about and we still have so many more great names to bring you over the coming months.”
You may have come across an interview we did with Shannon Moroney last issue about the upcoming Raveolution show in Geelong. It certainly sounds like a beauty. For those who may have missed it, and we forgive you, Raveolution is a techno-fuelled masquerade Halloween party.
There are many of you who feel extreme discomfort squashed into a packed out gig, rubbing sweaty limbs with the person next to you and listening to a band that you can’t even see. While these are huge factors of the live music industry, Liz Stringer and Van Walker, some of Australia’s best songwriters, are making things a bit more intimate for you with a special one-off house concert.