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.
You gotta love a supergroup. You especially gotta love a local supergroup. Five Mile Sniper combines the talents of members of Motor Ace, Icecream Hands, P76, Prettymess and Mondegreen. On October 24 the band will release their debut album The Sound of Trees, but because that is still a little way off, they have coughed up single ‘Can’t Go On’. Exploring the subject of youth suicide, all proceeds from the sale will be donated to ReachOut.
What is that they say about the third time being the charm? Not too long ago, Ben Townsend, aka Ivan Ooze, embarked on the ambitious task of releasing a freestyle track every Friday. With the release of his third video, Ivan’s name was spreading across the ol’ interwebs like wildfire.
Serving up a “righteous blast of rock and roll energy”, Sydney outfit The Dirty Earth is thrilled to welcome their debut album, Autonomic. Released at the beginning of May, the album is a heavy dose of ’70s-inspired catchy, riffy rock led by the powerhouse that is Mandy Newton. The band has shared stage time with Buzzcocks, Rollins, Hard Ons, Tumbleweed, Def FX and Hawkwind. The Reverence – August 23.
You may have heard that Jack White is beefing up his Third Man gig with Third Man Books. The first commercially available release is Language Lessons: Volume 1, a decent sized 321-page book of poetry and prose as well as two vinyl LPs of “jazz, psychedelic-punk, poetry, blues and pop” and five “frameable” poems. The book features words from Dale Ray Phillips, C.D. Wright and Adrian Matejka.
Jamie T has announced that his long-awaited new album Carry On the Grudge will be released late September/early October. The album features his recent single ‘Don’t You Find’ – his first new tune in four years. According to press on the album, it is a big step forward: “the old influences of punk, folk and reggae are all still here, but reshaped into something new whilst still defiantly the work of Jamie T”.
With Action Bronson, Peking Duk and The Preatures already announced for the new boutique camping festival, Beyond the Valley, we’d pretty much signed away on our credit card for tickets. Now seeing the additions to the lineup, we’re counting down the days until New Years Eve comes around.
They teased us, those cheeky men of the Foo Fighters, and now they have delivered the goods with news of their new album, Sonic Highways. The album is set for global release on November 10 and marks their eighth studio album overall. The cover art has been revealed, as has the first taste of their new music over at their official page.
The Forte office is looking pretty glum, with news that 63-year-old funny man Robin Williams unfortunately passed away on Monday morning at his home in North Carolina. The actor best known for some of his roles in Bicentennial Man (1999), Good Morning Vietnam (1987), Flubber (1997) and Jumanji (1995) will always be remembered for making us laugh and inspiring children worldwide to let their imagination run free.