Back in 2008 Melbourne’s Antiskeptic released the live album Goodbye Goodnight – Live at the Hi-Fi. They then took a breather before deciding to give things another crack in 2011. Well, it has been a wait but next month the band will release Stare Down the Ocean. It seems they had been missed, as the band raised a fair chunk of coin through a crowdfunding venture. The Evelyn – October 11.
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.
Though they have been doing their thing since the mid-eighties, Prong has yet to be visitors to our shores. That will all change a little later in the year when the heavy-hitters bring their new album Ruining Lives Down Under. Founded by Tommy Victor, the band’s original run took place between 1986 and 1997. Produced by Victor and Steve Evetts, Ruining Lives is their ninth studio release. The Hi-Fi – November 21.
July 7, 2017 is the date being floated for Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Pirates in Space. Actually, it looks as though it has the working title of Dead Men Tell No Tales, but there’s something about facts not getting in the way of a good story. The screenplay for the franchise’s fifth outing has been penned by Jeff Nathanson, the man behind Catch Me If You Can. What zany antics are in store for 2017? It seems so far away.