The Round-up – Monday 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.
(4) Hawthorne Heights + River Oaks + Sienna Skies + Mark Rose (Spitalfield) + Kings At Heart @ Shark Bar, Gold Coast
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+]
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].
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.
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.
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.
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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