UPSIDE MUSIC NEWS

 

SUPER NEWS

When The Superjesus announced the pre-order of their new EP Love and Violence two weeks ago, they did not expect the limited Fan Bundles from the SFR Store to completely sell out almost instantly. It’s been 13 years since they released an album and their fans The_Superjesushave proved to be as hungry for new music as ever. The Superjesus fans can now also get hold of the much-anticipated new release via iTunes and other digital retailers, and punters will also be able to grab a hard copy at any of their upcoming live shows in October.

A collaborative effort within the band, Love and Violence is a fresh and new collection from this much-loved Australian rock act, and expertly bridges the gap between their instantly recognisable late 90s hits and their current melodic rock sound.

The band are hitting the road in October and are playing six shows all around Australia, including Sat 15th Oct – at Fowlers in Adelaide. As they are only playing one show you will have to get in quick to grab your tickets!

 

THIRSTY WORK

Thirsty Merc is back with their new album Shifting Gears and to celebrate they are playing all around Adelaide in October and they are even throwing in an all ages matinee show for good measure. Folks up north should be wrapped because the band is playing at the Slug N 404876-163059-14Lettuce (Parafield Gardens) on Friday 14th of October. On Saturday 15th of October the band perform an all ages matinee show at Concordia College in Highgate with special guests, the Germein Sisters. The added bonus with this, guys and girls, is that the band is offering an exclusive Master class before their gig on the main stage.

The Merc finish up their Adelaide tour on Sunday 16th of October in North Adelaide playing at the Royal Oak Hotel. Tickets for the Friday and Sunday shows are available at moshtix.com.au (and at the door) while tickets for the matinee show at Concordia College are available from oztix.com.au (and at the door).

THAT’S JUST DANDY

In 1994 a groovy little band out of Portland, Oregon burst into life – they were called The Dandy Warhols. There were a group of friends who ’needed music to drink to’. For the artist-8490last two decades, The Dandy Warhols have solidified themselves as a veteran rock act that combine a detached garage rock cool with effervescent pop melodies, creating a sound that has been described as Portland’s answer to Brit-Pop.

The Dandy Warhols return to Australia thanks

to www.metropolistouring.com and www.selecttouring.com.au in support of their latest album, Distortland.

Distortland was first recorded in front man, Courtney Taylor’s basement on a 80s cassette recorder with the band putting on the finishing touches in a studio. Jim Lowe – best known for his work with Taylor Swift and Beyonce – mixed the album.  Courtney notes that the end result is an album that is “organized like a pop record but still has the sonic garbage still in there.” This will be Australia’s first chance to hear new material live and in living colour.

With an impressive back catalogue of iconic hits, The Dandy’s set list is sure to not only include Distortland future classics, but also be jam packed with pure pop crowd favourites, including ’We Used To Be Friends’, ’Horse Pills’, ’Get Off’, ’Godless’, ’Everyday Should Be A Holiday’, ’Boys Better’ and of course the evergreen crowd pleaser ’Bohemian Like You’. The Dandy Warhols play at HQ in Adelaide on the 27th of October. Grab your tickets HERE 

 

STEEL SINGING

After nearly a decade as a band, three albums and countless tours across Australia, the US and UK, beloved Brisbane band The John Steel Singers have today announced that they The-John-Steel-Singers-General-Release-1will be going on hiatus following their national tour this month. With special guest, Alex Lahey, catch the band perform their hits as well as songs from their new record MIDNIGHT AT THE PLUTONIUM at Jive in Adelaide on Friday the 2nd of September. Tickets from moshtix.com.au

 

ALEXISONTOUR

Alexisonfire is coming together to play a string of national all-ages headline dates across Australia in January 2017. This news follows the recently revealed headlining performance at Unify Festival. Alexisonfire’s Australian tour will signify a homecoming of sorts for the band. It will be the first non-festival headline dates since the band played its sold-out 300x30010th Anniversary Australian shows in 2012. Tickets are on-sale to the general public, Monday 15th August at 9amlocal time. The band plays at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Friday the 13th January 2017.  Joining Alexisonfire as special guests will be Dine Alone Records’ label-mates, The Dirty Nil. As fans themselves, Alexisonfire handpicked Ontario, Canada’s The Dirty Nil to join them on the tour and introduce the punk rock trio to the Australian market. Tickets through Ticketek.

 

By Shane Berketa

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