Collective Artists @ Bigsound

Collective Artists @ Bigsound

We are heading to the annual Bigsound conference in Brisbane from 5 - 8 September. Check out our showcasing clients below: 

Alexander Biggs 

Tuesday: 9.40 - 10.10PM @ Black Bear Lodge 

Thursday: 8.10 - 8.40PM @ The Elephant

 

Body Type

Wednesday: 8.50 - 9.20PM @ The Zoo 

Thursday: 10.40 - 11.10PM @ The Brightside 

 

Exhibitionist

Wednesday: 8.20 - 8.50PM @ The Brightside

Thursday: 9.40 - 10.10PM @ The Woolly Mammoth

 

Manu Crooks

Wednesday: 11.30PM - 12.00AM @ Oh Hello 

 

Nick Hill

Tuesday: 10.50 - 11.20PM @ Heya Bar 

Thursday: 10.30 - 11.00PM @ The TBC Club 

 

PLTS 

Tuesday: 8.50 - 9.20PM @ The Zoo 

Thursday: 9.10 - 9.40PM @ The Brightside 

 

Teischa

Tuesday: 11.40PM - 12.10AM @ Heya Bar 

Wednesday: 9.00 - 9.30PM @ The Flying Cock 

 

Tia Gostelow

Thursday: 9.40 - 10.10PM @ The Zoo 

 

City Calm Down Release New Single & Announce Tour

‘Blood’ is the new single from Melbourne’s City Calm Down. The first taste of the band’s highly anticipated second album, ‘Blood’ was premiered on triple j’s Good Nights with Linda Marigliano and is out now.

Listen to ‘Blood’ here

In celebration of their new single, City Calm Down will be performing new material in six capital cities in Aug/Sept – their first headline dates in almost a year. This will be the only chance to catch headline shows before the band’s next record – tickets go on sale 10am (AEST), Friday 16 June via www.citycalmdown.com.

Inspired by a standoff with a former employer, ‘Blood’ is all formidable, joyful crescendos – the push and pull of a day job versus touring commitments.

“I ended up quitting my job,” singer Jack Burke explains. “My boss was being inflexible but I was also being self absorbed, and the lyrics reflect that. They touch on the grind of work and how easy it is to isolate yourself from the people who matter to you by being too caught up in your own ambition and what you’re doing.

“This is a place I feel we ended up towards the end of recording the album,” he continues. “We were running late-night recording sessions during the middle of the week when we all had work the following morning, and we were all just emotionally exhausted by the end. Not to let an opportunity go to waste, we really tried to capture that sense of madness in the final chorus.”

 For album #2 the band are reteaming with producer Malcolm Beasley (who helmed their debut). The meticulous In A Restless House spawned singles ‘Son’, ‘Rabbit Run’, ‘Wandering’, ‘Your Fix’ and ‘Border On Control’, earning over 3 million streams on Spotify and scoring high rotation across triple j (inc. a Feature Album), Beats 1, FBi, Triple R, 4ZZZ and more. Accolades from internationals such as NME, Stereogum, Consequence of Sound, Indie Shuffle and more; sell out national tour; sets at Falls, Splendour, Sugar Mountain, The Big Pineapple and other festivals. Now, after months of solid work, it’s time for City Calm Down to reveal their next step.

“The new record feels like a natural progression from In A Restless House,” explains Burke. “There are songs that expand on the themes and songwriting present on that record, and there are songs that mark a clear departure. It also feels much more cohesive… which is probably due to us having a clearer idea of how we wanted the songs to sound before we went into the studio.”

Joining City Calm Down at all shows is hardworking Melbourne soul ensemble The Cactus Channel, whose recent EP Do It For Nothing, with Ball Bark Music’s Sam Cromack, is available via Bandcamp. It’s the latest collaboration for the band, who also worked with Nick Murphy aka Chet Faker on track ‘Kill The Doubt’.

Don’t miss these shows! There’s plenty more to come from City Calm Down…

CITY CALM DOWN

BLOOD TOUR
With special guests The Cactus Channel

Presented by I OH YOU, Collective Artists and Five Four Entertainment

General public tickets on sale Friday 16 June, 10am (AEST)

Fri 25 Aug                  Rosemount | Perth, WA                                           (18+)

                                    www.rosemounthotel.com.au & oztix.com.au

Sat 26 Aug                 Mojos | Fremantle, WA                                             (18+)

                                    www.mojosbar.com.au & oztix.com.au

 Fri 1 Sept                   170 Russell | Melbourne, VIC                                  (18+)

                                    170russell.com & moshtix.com.au

 Sat 2 Sept                  The Gov | Adelaide, SA                                            (18+)

                                    www.thegov.com.au  & oztix.com.au

Fri 8 Sept                   Metro Theatre | Sydney, NSW                                 (18+)          

                                    metrotheatre.com.au & ticketek.com.au

 Sat 16 Sept                The Triffid | Brisbane, QLD                                     (18+)

                                    www.thetriffid.com.au & oztix.com.au

Husky Announce Album Tour & Release New Video

Husky Announce Album Tour & Release New Video

With the release of their new album Punchbuzz little over a month away, Husky today bring news of a national tour to fans and share the visionary video for their current single ’Ghost’.

Following on from popular first single ‘Late Night Store’, ‘Ghost’ has enjoyed a warm welcome into the world. It was premiered via triple j’s Veronica and Lewis along with Clash Music in the UK, and has since received airplay at triple j and double j, amongst a host of additions to Apple Music and Spotify playlists. The rhythmic, driving song sets the scene for Husky’s third album Punchbuzz, out June 2.

The impressive, cleverly animated video was produced by Melbourne production house Dropbear, and sees Husky and Gideon entering a dreamlike and surreal Day of the Dead inspired realm. Director Jonathan Chong was inspired by the song’s evocative lyrics.

The idea came from my interpretation of the song. I wanted to do something relating to ghosts and spirits and thought that a Day of the Dead theme would tie in nicely. The icons and imagery associated with the Day of the Dead festival are really colourful and bold, which gives the animation the vibrancy I was aiming for, whilst also having some dark undertones. It’s a celebration of the departed in a way that is joyous, rather than a morbid celebration. The clip is animated as though each frame has been made from cross-stitch or a Mexican textile. – Jonathan Chong, Dropbear

 WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ‘GHOST’ HERE

Shaped by the duo’s recent experiences, Punchbuzz sees the band swapping their signature folk sound for streamlined indie rock that lopes ahead with widescreen atmosphere, dark lyrics, and newly muscled melodies. Sharp, lean, and driving, the album more than lives up to the dynamic imperative of its title.

The Punchbuzz tour will see Husky perform in full band mode, taking the album’s multi-layered sounds to audiences in metro and regional locations nation-wide. The band’s smaller, east-coast run of shows at the tail end of 2017 all sold-out. Supporting Husky on the run will be Mackay based singer/ songwriter and triple J Unearthed alumni Tia Gostelow, and up-and-coming Sydney based band Hot Spoke. Tickets are on-sale now.

Punchbuzz is out June 2 and available for pre-order via www.huskysongs.com.  It will be released via Embassy of Music (Bjork, Robyn, Asgeir) in the UK and Europe and through fellow indie Nevado Music in the US.

 

 PUNCHBUZZ TOUR DATES

Sat 17 June - Theatre Royal, Castlemaine

Tickets from www.oztix.com.au

With special guests TBC

 

Fri 23 June - Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Tickets from www.cornerhotel.com

With Tia Gostelow and Hot Spoke

 

Sat 24 June - Jive Bar, Adelaide

Tickets from www.moshtix.com.au

With Tia Gostelow and Hot Spoke

 

Thu 29 June - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

Tickets from www.moshtix.com.au

With Tia Gostelow and Hot Spoke

 

Fri 30 June - 48 Watt St, Newcastle

Tickets from www.oztix.com.au 

With Tia Gostelow and Hot Spoke

 

Thu 6 July - Bello Winter Music Festival, Bellingen

Tickets from www.bellowintermusic.com/

 

Fri 7 July - Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane

Tickets from www.oztix.com.au 

With Tia Gostelow and Hot Spoke

 

Sat 8 July - Sol Bar, Maroochydore

Tickets from www.oztix.com.au 

With Tia Gostelow and Hot Spoke

 

Sat 15 July - Grand Poobah, Hobart

Tickets from www.moshtix.com.au

With Tia Gostelow and Hot Spoke

 

Sat 22 July - Mojos, Fremantle

Tickets from www.oztix.com.au

With special guest Teischa 

 

Sun 23 July - The Rosemount, Perth

Tickets from www.oztix.com.au

With special guest Teischa

Sarah Blasko Announces 'The Soloist' National Tour

Sarah Blasko Announces 'The Soloist' National Tour

Sarah Blasko will tour around the country this May to July, today unveiling ‘The Soloist’ national tour.  Performing without a band for the first time in her storied career, Sarah will lay bare her extraordinary songwriting and iconic voice in a special nation-wide tour of theatres both intimate and grand, from Darwin to Thirroul, Perth to Meeniyan, Cairns to Hobart, and more.

It’s the first time since 2013 that Sarah has toured so extensively, and the prospect of taking to the stage solo and stripped back, is something that she relishes.

Sarah says of the tour: “It feels like the right time to challenge myself, take the leap & finally do some headline shows on my own. I’ve slowly been gathering the courage after enjoying a few solo support spots overseas a few years ago. I’m hoping to reimagine material from all of my albums & premiere some new songs as well. I want this to be a really unique & transformative experience for both myself & the audience”.

Sarah Blasko writes songs that strike with rare immediacy, clarity and purpose. Melodies beguilingly simple, lyrics ever honest and direct. She has a deserved reputation as one of Australia's most commanding live performers whether she's playing in the most intimate theatres, the grandest Opera Houses or our most expansive festival stages.

From her game-changing debut The Overture & The Underscore (2004) through to 2015's stunning synth-laden paean to love Eternal Return, the multi-platinum selling, three-time ARIA Award winner has continually proven herself an irrepressible artistic force and one of the most compelling live performers in Australian music.

Sarah Blasko’s ‘The Soloist’ Tour Dates

Tickets on sale now

Thursday 25th May             Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC

Friday 26th May                  GPAC Drama Theatre, Geelong, VIC

Saturday 27th May              Meeniyan Town Hall, VIC

Thursday 1st June                Darwin Entertainment Centre Studio Theatre, NT

Wednesday 7th June           City Recital Hall, Sydney, NSW

Thursday 8th June               Canberra Theatre Playhouse, ACT

Friday 9th June                    Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul, NSW

Saturday 10th June             48 Watt St, Newcastle, NSW

Thursday 15th June              Melbourne Recital Centre, VIC

Thursday 22nd June            Powerhouse, Brisbane, QLD

Friday 23rd June                  Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD

Wednesday 5th July            Adelaide Town Hall, SA

Thursday 6th July                Astor Theatre, Perth, WA

Wednesday 12th July          Festival Of Voices, Theatre Royal, Hobart, TAS

ALI BARTER reveals new video; announces national tour

ALI BARTER reveals new video; announces national tour

Set in Mount Martha, Victoria, Ali Barter has today revealed the video for her newest hit single “Cigarette”. Drawing parallels between the mundanity of suburban living and the dissatisfaction of social expectation, Ali continues to challenge what a suitable girl is meant to look like.

With the new video, Ali has also announced A Suitable Girl Tour, supported by triple j, which will see a national run of dates supporting the release of her much anticipated debut album. Kicking off at the Star Bar in Bendigo* on Thursday April 13, the tour will weave around the country to take in Geelong, Ballarat, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth*, Brisbane, Sydney and Wollongong and Newcastle Uni* with support from IV League (except *).

Directed by Plex Goldwin, the video is the visual treatment that “Cigarette” deserves. Thrashed out with Ali at the forefront, the track’s melodic sway and attitude-laden guitar riffs come to life. This is juxtaposed against scenes of everyday life, a nod to the lyrics which lament the frustrations of an unsatisfying relationship.

After a 2016 supporting the likes of The Jezabels, City Calm Down and The Rubens, plus her own sold out single tour for “Girlie Bits”, Ali’s headline tour will see A Suitable Girl’s vision realised live, in which Barter displays her ability to capture frank, sometimes messy emotions in memorable and at times cathartic anthems.

Ali Barter - A Suitable Girl Tour

Supported by triple j, Collective Artists and Inertia Music

Tickets via alibartermusic.com

 

With special guests IV League (except *)

Thu 13 April - Star Bar, Bendigo*

Friday April 28 | Workers Club, Geelong

Wednesday May 3 |Karova Lounge, Ballarat

Friday May 5 | Northcote Social Club, Melbourne

Saturday May 6 | Jive Bar, Adelaide

Friday May 12 | Jack Rabbit Slim’s Perth*

Thursday May 18 | The Foundry, Brisbane

Thursday May 25 | Hudson Ballroom, Sydney

Friday May 26 | Rad Bar, Wollongong

Saturday May 27 | Live On the Lawn, Newcastle*