The Round-upMonday September 4th, 2017

Today we have a tour announcement for The Maine & Waterparks, Bright Green release a new EP, a new video clip from Society Of Beggars, Safe Hands release a digital EP, and Hi-Standard announce their first new album in forever.


Claim The Throne announce new album, share video
King Parrot stream ‘Disgrace Yourself’
You Me At Six touring Australia this month
AFI Australian tour begins this week

(4) Direct Hit! + The Decline + Batfoot! @ Beatdisc Records, Parramatta [AA]
(4) Hawthorne Heights + River Oaks + Sienna Skies + Mark Rose (Spitalfield) + Kings At Heart @ Shark Bar, Gold Coast

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Direct Hit! began their Australian tour with The Decline last week, and tonight will see them head west of the Sydney city to play an instore at Beatdisc Records in Parramatta.

The show is all ages, space is very limited (respect the space and those around you!), first in best dressed. Doors at 7pm, Batfoot! kick things off at 7:15pm, The Decline at 8pm and Direct Hit! at 8:45pm.

Canberra, Adelaide and Melbourne still have shows to come this week. Details below.

With guests THE DECLINE
4th – Beatdisc Records, Parramatta [AA]
6th – Phoenix Bar, Canberra [18+]
8th – Crown & Anchor, Adelaide [18+]
9th – Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood [18+]

News Bits & Pieces

The Maine have announced their return to Australia for a run of headline shows in January / February with special guests, Waterparks.

The Arizona pop-rock quintet join us for the Australian summer in support of their latest album ‘Lovely Little Lonely‘.

Tickets for the tour will go on sale Wednesday 6th September at 9am. Dates below.

With guests WATERPARKS
30th – Amplifier, Perth [18+]
31st – Fowlers Live, Adelaide [Lic/AA]
2nd – Corner Hotel, Richmond [18+]
3rd – Factory Theatre, Marrickville [Lic/AA]
4th – The Triffid, Brisbane [Lic/AA]
—> Tickets available Wednesday 6th September.
—> For more information, visit [Here].

Almost a year since the release of their Australian Music Prize longlisted second album ‘Tie Your Soul To Mine‘ comes the new EP from Newcastle’s Safe Hands, ‘Disenchanted, I’m Sure‘.

The four new songs were recorded over the course of two weekends in June of this year at Woodriver Studios, a start-up creative space co-owned by band drummer Isaac Gibson. The sessions were helmed by Melbourne based musician/producer Lincoln le Fevre (who also contributes some vocals to lead single ‘Pine‘) and find the band confidently cementing themselves within the realm of melodic, cathartic rock music, completely untethered from the heavier tendencies of their early releases.

Vocalist and founding member Ben Louttit comments;

Looking back on it a year later the last album feels very much a transitional release and was a bitter pill to swallow for a lot of our fanbase who preferred the heavier style. But at the same time it freed us up to do whatever we want. To not evolve somehow with every release would be to do a disservice to the people who still support us, and more importantly to ourselves as artists. I couldn’t be happier with where we are creatively and musically right now.

Disenchanted, I’m Sure‘ is available now digitally through Lost Boy Records. Listen below.

Japanese punk veterans Hi-Standard will release a new album titled ‘The Gift‘ on October 4th via Pizza Of Death Records.

You can pre-order the album (from Japan), and see album artwork by Frank Kozik, plus tracklisting [Here].

The Gift‘ follows on from a four track covers EP the band released last year that you can stream below.

Alternative Rock band Society Of Beggars have released their new music video for ‘Orbs‘, the new single from the recently released ‘An EP Called Night‘.

The new video is a visual tribute to Yianni (vocals) and Jim’s (guitar) musician father who recently passed away. Combining recent footage and super 8 family home videos, the clip was made by the band themselves, and also pays homage to their father’s love of old Sci-Fi films and his time in his band from the 80’s, Vertical Hold.

Upon reflection of their fathers’ passing and the video’s release, Jim says:

Last November we lost our greatest supporter, our voice of reason, our guiding light and the reason that music runs in our blood in the first place; our father, Miki Michalopoulos. While recording, we called him every day from the studio, tired from working into the late hours; but he always instilled in us a sense of purpose and strength that kept us going. Not long after we finished recording he passed from complications arising from Lymphoma. His illness ran for only 7 months and consumed our lives. When Yianni visited him during this time he put headphones on his head, and pushed play on the EP. And my father cried. Whatever happens with this recording, this is the memory that truly matters. As well as being the first musician I truly looked up to, my father was a consummate storyteller. He’d always tell my brother and I that the story is the most important part of any piece of art, or of anything worth its salt in life. With that in mind, this one goes out to all of you; the dreamers, the grieving and lost, the ones whose hearts are so full they feel as though they’re about to burst, the lovers and the lonely. But most of all this one goes out to our Dad.

The band will be playing a special home town show in Melbourne at The Penny Black this Friday 8th September. Watch the video now below.

Former Man Overboard lead vocalist Zac Eisenstein’s project Bright Green have released a new five song full band EP entitled ‘That’s Heaven Behind Me‘ which is now available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Youtube and anywhere else that digital music is sold or streamed.

When Man Overboard took a prolonged break in 2015, Zac took that time to focus his attention on something new. The product was called Bright Green and an EP of acoustic pop-punk songs called ‘The Highs Are Getting Lower‘ was released.

Now comes a new batch of tracks that you can stream below.


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