New Zealand’s Die! Die! Die! are closing in on another round of raucous shows. The noise-punk makers will be launching their new album S W I M in all the glory we have come to know and love about the band. From the presser: “S W I M is an 11 track opus formed from the wall-sweat of Europe’s best clubs, scratched off the tour van floor and from down the back of the couch-surfed accommodation.
Batucada Sound Machine, Benny Walker, Black Indie, Bongeziwe Mabandla, Bonjah, Bustamento, Finding Albert, Frank Yamma, Glenn Skuthorpe, Hailey Cramer, Leah Flanagan, Louis Baker, Marlon Williams, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Mighty Duke & The Lords, Radical Son, Santa Taranta, Tha Feelstyle, The Ska Vendors and Timberwolf have joined the already impressive AWME line-up.
Matching your food with the right wine has long been a practice. Fast catching up with the practice is matching your food with the right beer. Taking place at the Odyssey Tavern & Brewery on Thursday, September 4 is a Beer and Food Matching Evening showcasing three of Australia’s best craft breweries – Feral (WA), Boatrocker (VIC) and 4 Pines (NSW).
Making it the best return since Return of the Jedi, the Great Australian Beer Festival returns to Geelong early next year for another round of beer and good cheer. Other than it takes place on February 21 at the Geelong Racecourse, there is no other information we can give you at this stage. Sorry about that. However, early bird specials and Fathers Day specials will be available very soon.
If Dave Grohl can swap a pair of sticks for a guitar, By Jove anyone can. Born and raised in Melbourne, Cat Canteri found a music life as the singer-songwriter and drummer for The Stillsons. The Stillsons formed in 2006 to find a warm place within the contemporary roots scene; their third album, Never Go Your Way, was voted ‘Country Album of 2013’ in the Rhythms reader’s poll.
They have already sold out one national tour this year and in doing so developed a taste for it. So, punksters Dune Rats have decided to head out for another round of shows. They do this for love of their fans. They do this because they dig playing music. And they probably do this because drinks taste better on the road. Oh yeah, they also have new single ‘Superman’ to show off.
Loathing the Creation is a hard-hitting tour that brings together Abolishment of Flesh (USA), Tortured, Carnal (NZ), Horrendous Disfigurement (NZ) and Bane of Bedlam. Hailing from the High Plains of West Texas, Abolishment of Flesh was formed in 2008 by Ramon Cazares
There is a lot going on with Melbourne’s Speed Orange. Have a listen and you’ll hear torn and frayed rock songs with a healthy serving of outlaw country. You will also hear giant psychedelic jams drifting into Hammond-driven groove, with just the right amount of power pop goodness.
Have you been wondering what that fella formerly of The Middle East has been up to? You know the one, Jordan Ireland. Well, he has been baring his musical soul in Stolen Violin. As Stolen Violin, Jordan released his debut album Temperate Touch, Tropical Tears last year.