Newcastle-Upon-Tyne band Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs will make their present felt this December with an appearance at the iconic Meredith Music Festival, as special guests of The Mark Of Cain and for headline shows of their own.
“Our touch points are Black Sabbath, Motorhead, Stooges – those-sort-of-acts. And maybe Melvins. Bits of grunge thrown in there as well. Little shades of Nirvana here and there”.
Don’t miss the sound of your summer Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs live this December. All shows on-sale now.
After nearly a 5 year hiatus, SUMMER DANCE makes its return with a brand new look. Setting things off this September 30th with a statement first instalment – Sydney’s iconic open-air party is coming armed with venerated dance heavyweight, FOUR TET (UK).
Taking you from day-to-night, it’s an Entertainment Quarter Takeover. Summer Dance will transform Liberty Hall’s Courts into a sun-soaked dance oasis. Now, in an exciting new unveiling – as sun sets into nightfall SUMMER DANCE AFTER DARK will keep the body heat stoked up within a purpose built club spectacle inside Liberty Hall. On-sale now!
Absence makes the heart grow fonder they say and in the instance of Idaho trio Built to Spill and their seven year sabbatical from visiting Australia that couldn’t be more true with the announcement today of the 4th and final Melbourne show for the inaugural ‘86: Friday 27th October at Northcote Social Club.
“Not many bands sound as good live as they do on their album. However, Built to Spill is that rare jewel that sounds amazing in album and in concert.” – Amazon
Hobart too has caught the buzz with the announcement of BTS’s first visit to the Isle: Sunday 23 October @ The Altar. “That sounds great!” Doug Martsch.
Tickets for both shows are on-sale now.
But wait, there’s more! The Mark Of Cain are a proud addition to the brand new Off The Rails one-day mini-fests playing out this (NSW) October long weekend at Newcastle University and Railway Pde, Marrickville. TMOC will be joining Amyl & The Sniffers, the mighty Southeast Desert Metal, RVG, Chimers and more performing a rare festival set (the best of the best). Don’t miss these ones!
Tickets on-sale – Tuesday 18th July (8am sign ups / 9am GA)
And now for something completely different… introducing French act Isaac Et Nora (Isaac and Nora) multi-instrumentalist / multi-talented (barely) teenage siblings and their father who have become a viral sensation since the innocent upload of a family video back in 2019. The song, a cover of 1935 Latin folk song Veinte anos (a favourite of their mothers) and sung in Spanish, hit a nerve generating several million views and resulting in a full album of similar material and in 2022 their first ever (sold-out) tour of first Spain then South America. The later having been documented on film with release via streaming services coming in early 2024.
“Nora carried the audience from before the minute that she walked on stage, in her very pretty velvet knee-length dress and her hair in a ponytail looking very much a 10-year-old. She had the audience eating out of her hand before she opened her voice.”
Ed Kuepper is finding similar success and for for similar reasons with sold-out shows in Meeniyan and Canberra for the Exploding Universe, Ed’s first full band tour of solo material since 2009! The tour finds Ed hitting the path less travelled – Wyong, Springwood, Queenscliff, Eumundi, Hobart as well as the all the city hot spots; a truly national tour.
In continued good news for Herr Kuepper, the gold vinyl version of Honey Steel’s Gold
has now sold out with Ed introducing a limited run of powder-pink (not punk) vinyl to the store. Available for pre-order now
. Be sure too to check out the extended EOFY sale of many more Ed releases.