STICK TO YOUR GUNS Announce Australian Tour

STICK TO YOUR GUNS Announce Australian Tour

Southern Californian natives Stick To Your Guns are heading down under in two weeks’ time, alongside Knocked Loose and Aussie lads Relentless & Reactions. STYG have released a handful of albums over the years and have acquired a decent following because of it. Their new EP, Better Ash Than Dust, was released last September via Pure Noise Records. Likewise, Knocked Loose have recently released their debut full-length record, titled Laugh Tracks, through the same label. I’ve seen some mention of them here and there, so they’re either pretty good or pretty bad. This will be the band’s first time visiting Australia. Tickets for the tour are on sale now – you can purchase them here. In the mean time, check out the poster and dates below. STICK TO YOUR GUNS ‘BETTER AUSTRALIA THAN DUST’ TOUR 2017: Wednesday, 18th January: Amplifier Bar, Perth 18+ With Special Guests VACANT HOME Thursday, 19th January: Fowlers Live, Adelaide Lic AA With Special Guests SLEEP TALK Friday, 20th January: Corner Hotel, Melbourne 18+ *No Locals* Saturday, 21st January: Phoenix Youth Centre, Melbourne AA With Special Guests BLINDED Sunday, 22nd January: The Basement, Canberra 18+ With Special Guests HONEST CROOKS Tuesday, 24th January: Bald Faced Stag, Sydney Lic AA With Special Guests STAUNCH Wednesday, 25th January: The Small Ballroom, Newcastle 18+ With Special Guests ILL NATURED Thursday, 26th January: The Brightside, Brisbane 18+ *No Locals* Friday, 27th January: Phoenix Arts Theatre, Brisbane AA With Special Guests...
LESS THAN JAKE Announce New EP

LESS THAN JAKE Announce New EP

American ska/punk/whatever band Less Than Jake has announced a new EP titled Sound The Alarm, which is set to be released on February 3 via their new label, Pure Noise Records. Lyricist and drummer, Vinnie Fiorello, had this to say about it: “We started writing this set of songs, similar to our last record See The Light, sitting around a table in our warehouse with some acoustic guitars, lyrics scribbled on scraps of paper, and a constant barrage of ideas,” Fiorello explains. “Trying ideas as they would come out, sometimes chasing the idea, or getting connected or not connected to an idea right away. We had been writing and were planning on fleshing out the ideas while on Warped Tour.” And, after many years of releasing albums through a variety of major and independent labels, the band have settled on a Southern Californian based label called Pure Noise Records. “When I met Jake at the San Francisco stop of Warped Tour, we talked about working together,” Fiorello adds. “He is a longtime fan, knows the history and the arch of LTJ and that’s important to know where we have to go. It’s always great to have a mutual respect between band and label and that is exactly what we have between LTJ and Pure Noise.” You can pre-order the new record here, and stream ‘Things Change’...
Sydney Morning Herald Plays The “Diversity” Card, Misguidedly Attacks Triple J

Sydney Morning Herald Plays The “Diversity” Card, Misguidedly Attacks Triple J

Recently, Australian publication The Sydney Morning Herald published an article titled ‘Triple J listeners snub women again – but who is to blame?’, and focused on the “glaring underappreciation of women in music” after no female-fronted acts were revealed in the radio station’s annual audience-voted Top 10 poll. The article goes on to stress that over the past decade, only 14 out of 80 voted acts have been fronted by women. Firstly, I feel it’s necessary to introduce those who are otherwise unaware to the reality of free choice (and free speech) within a democracy such as Australia. The ability for an individual to choose based on their own personal preferences is something we ought to be glad about – not criticise and demean. The article, penned by Somayra Ismailjee, takes aim at the apparently “oppressive” successes of white, male artists, and how their permeation of creative spaces essentially breeds similar “hierarchies of power [to] be reproduced within them”. Goodness me. Let us pause for a moment and consider the term: audience-voted. The word “audience” implies a large majority of separate individuals (read: separate individuals capable of their own thoughts, opinions, and personal music preferences) have attended an event as assembled spectators or participants. What they all have in common, in this instance, is they each voted in a poll. The word “vote” is of particular importance as well. To be able to vote is to be able to choose. To be able to choose is a matter owed entirely to the individual(s) at hand. Their choice is theirs alone. The depth of the individual’s personal preferences will never...
STEEL PANTHER Premiere New Single + Music Video

STEEL PANTHER Premiere New Single + Music Video

American comedic glam/rock group Steel Panther have premiered a new single titled ‘Anything Goes’, taken from their upcoming album Lower The Bar. ‘Anything Goes’ features lyrics about Charlie Sheen, hand grenades, and unicorns. What’s there not to like? In the spirit of giving too (because it’s almost Christmas, obvs), whoever preorders Lower The Bar on iTunes will get instant download access to ‘Anything Goes’ and ‘She’s Tight’ – the first single from the album. An Australian Limited Edition is set to be released as well, featuring an additional two tracks which can be ordered at JB Hi-Fi Online. Lower The Bar will be the band’s fourth studio album, and is set to be released on March 24, 2017. The album artwork and track list can be found below. You can stream ‘Anything Goes’ on Spotify and Apple Music, or you can check out the lyric video at the bottom of this article. LOWER THE BAR TRACK LIST Limited Package Edition, featuring 2 Extra Tracks: 1. Goin’ In The Backdoor 2. Anything Goes 3. Poontang Boomerang 4. That’s When You Came In 5. Wrong Side Of The Tracks (Out In Beverly Hills) 6. Now The Fun Starts 7. Pussy Ain’t Free 8. Waster Too Much Time 9. I Got What You Want 10. Walk Of Shame 11. She’s Tight 12. Red Headed Step Child 13. Momentary...
I PREVAIL Add More Dates To Lifelines Tour

I PREVAIL Add More Dates To Lifelines Tour

American metalcore outfit I Prevail have added additional Sydney and Melbourne shows to their already chockers Lifelines tour schedule. The original Sydney show at the Factory Theatre (31st March) sold out within days. An extra show has been added on Wednesday (5th April) – tickets are now on sale. In Melbourne too, the Corner Hotel show (April 1st) sold out pretty much immediately. The second show will be held on April 2nd at the same venue. Their record, Lifelines, debuted at #8 on the ARIA charts, and I Prevail have been considered as one of the major breakout acts this year in Australia. Presented by Destroy All Lines, Chugg Entertainment, and Hysteria, the Lifelines tour will be the first time I Prevail have visited Australia. I PREVAIL LIFELINES TOUR Tuesday 28 March Amplifier Bar, Perth – 18+ Thursday 30 March The Triffid, Brisbane – Lic A/A Friday 31 March Factory Theatre, Sydney – Lic A/A – SOLD OUT Saturday 1 April Corner Hotel, Melbourne – 18+ – SOLD OUT Sunday 2 April Arrow on Swanston, Melbourne – All Ages Tuesday 4 April Corner Hotel, Melbourne 18+ – Second Melbourne show Wednesday 5 April Factory Theatre, Sydney Lic A/A – Second Sydney...