Eccentric-pop is what Anna Smyrk and the Appetites are about. And they do it very well. Flashback to 2009 and the band took out honours in the Queenscliff Music Festival Foot-in-the-Door competition. In 2012, Anna and her musical team released their debut album, Belly of Winter. Business became a whole lot busier after that.
It has been a couple of years since Elbow were last on our shores. What have you been up to in that time? Elbow has spent that time on The Take Off and Landing of Everything, their sixth studio release. The band actually floated a couple of other names for the release before settling on the one we know. And that is the kind of trivial information we like to hand out sometimes. The Forum – October 28.
Here it is folks, arguably the biggest announcement of the year has just come out of SOundwave HQ – and it has not let us down. Soundwave Festival 2015 will be held over 2 days in each city – Adelaide and Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. All ‘DAY 1’ artists will play the first day in each city and all ‘DAY 2’ artist will play the second day in each city.
I would like you to meet Tomorrows Tulips. The pop experience meets esoteric interests brainchild of Alex Knost and Ford Archbold, two dudes born and bred in California, Tomorrows Tulips are keeping alive happy, crafty, underground rock music. Set to release album number three in September, this will be their second visit to our shores this year. The Tote – September 25.
When 24 star Kiefer Sutherland and director Jon Cassar took to Comic-Con in San Diego recently, it was inevitable that talk would turn to the possibility of a 24 movie. Although not exactly giving a resounding answer, Cassar said “still potentially out there, so that’s good news” when questioned about the possibility. Though he did also say how vastly different the TV and film worlds are. So, yeah, I guess the upshot is it’s a possibility.
When punk legends the Dwarves announced an Australian in tour June, they only announced a wee three dates. Then something happened. Something that can probably be explained with a little research. But I don’t go in for that sort of thing. Anyway, they’re minor details in some big, happy news: the band now has a date in Geelong. That’s right, brothers and sisters, it’s on like Donkey Kong in heat.