In the words of Food Court’s Cristian Campano, ''Good Luck is all about making the right choice even after you've made a few wrong choices.'' And while fans of the band's first two DIY EP's will still find their trademark cheeky irreverence very much intact, Campano elaborates, ''Overall we wanted to write songs that were louder, rawer, and straighter to the point than we had previously before.''
The band have announced a national tour and to celebrate the release I took 5 for a quick Q&A with the band.
Saturday 4 November - Brighton Up Bar, Sydney
Sunday 5 November - North Gong, Wollongong
Friday 10 November - Yah Yah's, Melbourne
Saturday 18 November - The Northern , Byron Bay
Saturday 2 December - Cambridge Warehouse, Newcastle
Manchester Orchestra have revealed which acts will be supporting them on their upcoming Australian tour.
Set to perform in Brisbane, Sydney, Wollongong & Melbourne is USA's Slaughter Beach, Dog.
Slaughter Beach, Dog started as a side project for Jake Ewald, one of Modern Baseball's two singer/songwriters. After Modern Baseball announced their hiatus last year, Slaughter Beach, Dog became Jake's main vehicle, giving him a chance to go all in on developing as a songwriter.
Slaugher Beach, Dog 'Birdie'
Perth band Childsaint will be special guests at Amplifer Bar on Wednesday 7th February.
Catch all of Manchester Orchestra’s Australian tour dates alongside ticket details, below
DATESFriday 2nd February, 170 Russell, Melbourne
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Saturday 3rd February Metro Theatre, Sydney
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Sunday 4th February, UOW Bar, Wollongong
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Tuesday 6th February, The Triffid, Brisbane
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Wednesday 7th February, Amplifier Bar, Perth*
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“'Cardinal' recalls some of the most consistently likeable rock bands of the past 20 years
in their most easygoing phases: There’s the rootsy shamble of early Wilco, the wiggly
guitar solos and general guilelessness of pre-prog Built to Spill. But beneath the
amiable surface is an intense work about one of the most important things
imaginable: how to make our friendships really matter.”
Pinegrove released one of my favourite albums of 2016 and 'Aphasia' quickly cemented itself as one of my favourite songs to date. I am absolutely stoked to be able to share the details of the bands first ever Australian tour as well as this new single 'Intrepid.'
"Intrepid" by Pinegrove is out now on Run For Cover (US/CA) & Dead Oceans (ROW) via Inertia Music
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Pinegrove are a band in constant motion. Since the release of their 2016 break-out album Cardinal on Run For Cover Records, the Montclair, New Jersey group have toured relentlessly, selling out shows across the world and appeared at festivals such as Newport Folk Festival, Pitchfork and Panorama. Cardinal won widespread acclaim from NPR, The New York Times, The Guardian, Pitchfork, Stereogum, Paste, SPIN and a host of other widely regarded publications. Pinegrove have also released a slew of live recordings and compilations to benefit various non-profits, and numerous video diaries documenting their touring and most recently, their recording process for the follow-up to Cardinal.
Currently in the midst of a huge tour that takes them across North America and over to Europe, they are excited to announce their first ever Australian dates in March 2018. Details below.
presented by Handsome Tours
Wednesday, March 28 | Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW
Friday, March 30 | The Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
BEC SANDRIDGE SHARES NEW SINGLE, VIDEO CLIP & TOUR DATES
'I'LL NEVER WANT A BF' TOUR DATES
Friday 17th Nov - Howler. Melbourne
Friday 24th Nov - Oxford Arts Factory. Sydney
Saturday 25 Nov - Blackbear Lodge. Brisbane
I had the absolute pleasure of photographing these guys earlier on in the year alongside Knocked Loose. It was one HELL of a show and I cannot wait for round two.
Being As An Ocean also give one of the mesmerising live performances. Frontman Joel Quartuccio goes above and beyond to give his heart and soul into every live performance. Engaging not only with the musical content, but also with members of the audience and parts of the venue. BAAO in 2015 was hands down one of my top shows of the year. I highly recommend checking them out this tour. Details below -
STICK TO YOUR GUNS TRUE VIEW AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2018 W/ BEING AS AN OCEAN
THE PLOT 2017 EXPANDS WITH NEW ACTS
Mallrat, Miss Blanks, Odette, Oh Boy, OKENYO and WAAX join the already EPIC line up. If you're silly enough to have not heard them yet, I'll check some of my fave songs by these artists below + in the playlist at the bottom.
ALEX THE ASTRONAUT
NORTHEAST PARTY HOUSE
THE TESKEY BROTHERS
What an epic mix of established and rising Australian talent along with diversity and gender balance in a line up. I ❤️ The Plot.
Fountaineer have just put not only their name on the map but also the little town of Bendigo, Victoria following their release of their new album, ‘Greater City, Greater Love.’
The three piece comprised of brothers Anthony and Francis White as well as childhood friend, Kieran Daly, perfectly capture the essence of their hometown with the album. Exploring the highs and lows of growing up in Bendigo, the boys take the listener on a journey through the pubs, churches, footy fields and libraries they have grown up amongst.
We were lucky enough speak with Tony from Fountaineer to discuss future plans, musical influences and of course Bendigo.
1. Hi – Thank you for taking the time to chat to us ahead of your new album ‘Greater City, Greater Love.’ It’s quite clear that your home town of Bendigo has been a strong influence in your music. What’s the music scene like in the more regional parts of VIC?
I’d be lying if I said it was great. It’s been terribly inconsistent, and there’s a multitude of reasons and factors that influence what’s happening in our part of the world. It comes down to the quality of music, the quality of venues, the interest (or lack there of) of the general public. We all have a part to play in making it great again, and there’s certainly hope that it will prosper. ‘Greater City, Greater Love’ definitely comes from a place of genuine care and concern for this great place, but much of the record is us fighting against the status quo, challenging things and aspiring for change.
This book documents some of my favourite photos + the memories behind them as a little summary of my career thus far. Most of you may not know this, but I suffer from severe depression. Creating these photos and going to shows became almost like a therapy to me. Being able to create this art that people enjoyed and being surrounded by such a positive music community helped keep me sane.
Because of this, I decided to donate all the profits I made from released a limited editing run of 8 physical copies of this book to The Black Dog Institute. The Black Dog Institute is a world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.
A total of $120 was raised. Thank you for your love and support, I am forever grateful and cannot wait to keep creating for you.
Turnover were one of the most talked about bands in the alternative scene last year following the release of their groundbreaking release Peripheral Vision. We caught up with the band’s bassist Danny Dempsey about their upcoming Australian tour, change of sound, what we can expect on this tour and the band’s plan for the future.
sat down with Rick Schneider the guitarist of Polaris the five-piece metalcore band from Sydney, following the released of their sophomore EP The Guilt & The Grief, which they will be showcasing as they support Stories on The Youth To Become Tour throughout Feb/March.
This show was amazing. I always love seeing Void Of Vision but I was just blown away by BAAO. It's always been a must for me to photograph these guys but I really didn't know what I was in for. Joel's stage presence is amazing and he is one of the kindest men I have had the pleasure to have a chat with. I can't recommend going to a Being As An Ocean show high enough, it was something else.
Joel Quartuccio of Being As An Ocean, post-show portrait.