THIS IS THE SONICS!

“Woah Baby!” The Sonics return to Australia this Sept / Oct for their first ever headline tour “You’re driving’ me crazy!” Playing Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney and Wollongong’s Yours & Owls Festival. “Psycho!” Tickets for all headline shows on-sale Friday 17th June via feelpresents.com

HENRY ROLLINS SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE DEBUT

Feel in conjunction with the Festival Of Dangerous Ideas presents Henry Rollins in his Sydney Opera House Concert Hall debut; Saturday 3rd September 2016. Tickets on-sale from Monday 11th July viahttp://fodi.sydneyoperahouse.com/

“As always, I am greatly looking forward to being back in beautiful Australia and am extremely excited about being onstage in the Sydney Opera House for the Festival Of Dangerous Ideas. I’ve only seen the SOH from the outside and having spent many of my first shows in Australia almost thirty years ago, loading out the gear through a sea of empty beer cans, this will be quite a memorable experience. Truly, I can’t wait”Henry Rollins.

GET SOME HANK IN YOUR TANK!

And plenty of folk already have with HENRY ROLLINS debut shows in Springwood and Milton sold-out, new seats released in Canberra and all other territories selling well ahead of 2012’s The Long March. Henry is excited to be returning to Australia and has been stockpiling his ammunition with subjects likely to include his travels across Central Asia, South America and Antarctica; as well as the political climate in the USA which, come September, will be nothing less than blood sport – quite possibly with real blood! Tickets are here. While we wait with baited breath for Henry’s take on all that, lets get a taste via an indepth interview with the Old Silver Fox via the BBC show Hardtalk.

THE SONICS LIVE RELEASE.

DIG IT UP! 2012 stars THE SONICS released a live album recently – their first – recorded ‘live’ in Seattles KEXP studios. The vinyl only release was made available on Record Store Day and is available for you to watch right here. It’s smokin! 

NEW MUSIC FROM J MASCIS // SPOON // CARIBOU

New releases this week from some of our most loved touring acts. J Mascis returns with a follow-up to 2011’s first solo album proper Several Shades Of Why, via new track Every Morning. The new album Tied To A Star is out August 26th but can be pre-ordered now via iTunes.

The mighty Spoon return after a 4 year absence with Rent I Pay, the first track from newie ‘They Want My Soul’. Stellar production from Dave Fridman (Flaming Lips) guarantees the goodness. Available locally from Spunk.

Easily Feel Presents’ most requested act Caribou a/k/a Dan Snaith drops his latest opus the deep-house of Can’t Do With You. Expect to hear this summery track everywhere over the winter months.

New releases mean new tours right? We hope so too.

VALE CHRISTIAN HOULLEMARE

We lost a good one this week when Happy Hate Me Nots bassist, and one-time member of both The New Christs and The Someloves decided to check out early, way too early. Like his close friends and family we are shocked by Christians final decision. “No words” being the most uttered response to the news. Christian was a lovely man, a genuine nice guy and a rick solid bass-player. Rather than mourn, lets celebrate his life via some of his best work, 1987’s Salt, Sour & Brighton from his beloved Happy Hate Me Nots.

Look after each other.