The Round-upThursday June 22nd, 2017

Today we have new music and album details from Jen Cloher, tour dates for Little Brother, new video clips / singles from Alpha Wolf & Lavidius, and another taste of the upcoming Manchester Orchestra album.

We are also giving away copies of the new Rise Against album ‘Wolves‘ all this week.


Verge Collection release new single, announce tour
Grinspoon kick off ‘Guide To Better Living’ tour
Foo Fighters detail new album ‘Concrete And Gold’

(22) The Amity Affliction + PVRIS + Beartooth + Make Them Suffer @ Hordern Pavilion, Sydney [Lic/AA]
(22) Dragonforce + Immorium @ The Basement, Canberra SOLD OUT
(22) Mere Women + Wives @ Transit Bar, Canberra
(22) Luca Brasi + Pianos Become The Teeth + Maddy Jane + Speech Patterns @ The Gov, Adelaide

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A new sold out sign has been thrown up on the New Found Glory Australian tour this August. Night one in Sydney on which the band will play ‘Sticks & Stones‘ + ‘Self Titled‘ joins the three nights in Melbourne as now full.

Limited tickets are still available for night #2 where they play ‘Catalyst‘ and ‘Not Without A Fight‘. Folks in Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane can still grab tickets.

Grab links and full tour information [Here].

New Found GloryNews Bits & Pieces

Manchester Orchestra recently announced the release of their sixth full-length album, ‘A Black Mile To The Surface‘ for July 28th via Loma Vista Recordings / Caroline Australia.

Another new track from the album, ‘The Alien‘ is available to stream today. Check it out below.

If you missed ythe video for ‘The Gold‘ recently, you can check that out and see more album details [Here].

Pre-orders are available on iTunes [Here]

Coming off the back of a tour alongside Aversions Crown and Boris The Blade, Melbourne’s Alpha Wolf share the opening track to their debut album ‘Mono‘ which is slated for release July 14th, and can be pre-ordered [Here].

On the single, guitarist Sabian Lynch explains;

Ward Of The State is a first person realisation and negative experience of foster care. Being taken away from the walls of comfortability and thrown into what was meant to be a “better environment” only to have it destroy your innocence. Everyone has their one place they call home, their safe space and there should never be a reason to have that stripped from you. Your family are the only ones who’ll undoubtedly always truly care for you. Your home is your home.

Watch the video for the single, filmed live on the recent tour by Elliot Sauvage below. Alpha Wolf will be supporting Thy Art Is Murder nationally this July / August.

Brisbane metal band Lavidius have released a new single and video, ‘Cold & Alone‘.

The single will be available on all digital platforms tomorrow, and is the first taste of their forthcoming album ‘Helisma‘.

The album was recorded last year at Studio Anders Debeerz with Adam Merker. The recording process was not without speed bumps and the loss of various members of the group slowed proceedings down, including guitarists and vocalists. After some recruitment and touring with new members – the album was back on track and Merker guided the band through the process, including a guest vocal performance from Björn ‘Speed’ Strid (Soilwork) on the track ‘Days get Darker‘.

Watch the new video below.

Little Brother (aka John Floreani of Trophy Eyes) has announced his debut Australian tour. Taking some time out of the Trophy Eyes headline run for these shows, Little Brother will take his acoustic performance to intimate venues throughout August.

The announcement of this first national tour has been a long time coming for fans who have been waiting patiently since the release of the ‘Terrace‘ EP in 2014 to hear the emotionally driven, stripped back songs live on stage.

Little Brother, which focuses on the art of story telling and the exploration of love, loss and heartache, has shot to popularity with his latest single ‘Cleveland, OH‘. Released in late 2016 via Hopeless Records, the track has garnered close to a million streams and continues to climb, At the start of 2017, Little Brother played UNIFY Festival and sold out a handful of Sydney headline shows not long after. He is currently doing a lap of the US on the Vans Warped Tour.

Tickets are on sale now, dates and venues below.

17th – Babushka, Perth [18+]
23rd – Cambridge Warehouse, Newcastle [18+]
24th – Brighton Up Bar, Sydney [18+]
27th – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane [18+]
31st – RAD, Wollongong [Lic/AA]
5th – Workers Club, Melbourne [18+]
—> Tickets available now.
—> For more information, visit [Here].

Melbourne’s Jen Cloher has announced her new self-titled album to be released Friday 11th August via Milk! Records / Remote Control.

On the first single from the album, ‘Forgot Myself,’ Cloher writes unflinchingly about the sacrifices and difficulties of maintaining a long-distance relationship. The accompanying video can be seen below. iTunes pre-orders are available [Here]. Get physical pre-orders via Bandcamp [Here].

Of the song’s inspiration, Cloher said

You want to be with your partner celebrating big moments in their life but at the same time you have your own life to live thousands of miles away. It’s easy to stop taking care of yourself. Easy to forget yourself.

A letter in triplicate addressed to the themes of love, music and Australia, this fourth album is the culmination of a period of artistic and personal growth in which the artist took her rightful place as a punk-rock figurehead of Melbourne’s famous DIY music scene. She is an outspoken advocate for artist rights and co-founder of the Milk! Records label, as well as the great I Manage My Music workshops. Since 2013 Cloher’s output has been increasingly sharp-witted and poetic, with her last album, the critically lauded ‘In Blood Memory‘ representing an artistic apex for the artist and garnering her a prestigious Australian Music Prize nomination.


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Rise Against

Wolves‘, the new album from Rise Against, is now available via EMI Music Australia. The album debuted at #5 in the ARIA Charts and they’ve slung us a handful of copies to give away to you readers this week.

To win a copy of the album on CD, simply tell us your favourite Rise Against track below. Winners selected at random (there is no wrong or right answer) and will be contacted via e-mail next week to get your delivery details. Competition is open to Australian residents only.

Can’t wait? You can pick up the album in a host of formats / merch bundle options in their Australian merch store [Here].

Rise Against 'Wolves' Competition




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