Seminal Australian act Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have just announced a mammoth Australian tour. The announcement comes fresh off the release of their sixteenth album Skeleton Tree, which topped the ARIA charts and got critics raving (including us). It’ll surely rate highly in year-end lists.
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds are one of Australia’s most prolific and enduring musical exports, as Nick Cave’s induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2009 and Ivor Novello Award win in 2014 reflects. Their vast releases have seen them pick up awards, top charts and sell over 5 million albums worldwide. Skeleton Tree, their latest release, is a dark, ambient effort that yet again showcases Cave’s innate knack for evocative songwriting. It was released alongside an enlightening documentary Once More With Feeling, which explored Cave's grief over the death of his fifteen year old son (an event that distinctly haunts the album).
The tour will see the band play ten dates across Australia and New Zealand, starting in Hobart on the 13th of January. WA fans can catch them at the Perth Arena on January 31st. Tickets come on sale at 9AM on Thursday the 27th of October. They’re known for their killer live shows, so be quick!
Give our chat with the man behind WA Opera a read to find an insight into what to expect with his newest opera, whats to come next year and the age old question of... has he ever dropped the baton?
It's all so pleasant and affirming and, well, plain.
Thievery Corp will hit Perth on 8 March 2017 performing with a full live band!
Los Angeles’s prodigal songwriting son Ariel Pink and his band return to Australia this November to perform songs from forthcoming album Dedicated to Bobby Jameson and the singular body of work Pink has created over the first two decades of his career.
FREEDOM TIME Festival returns this summer setting off on its third lap around the sun. The beloved day-night dance-celebration and sound system spectacular will visit three Australian cities; returning to its spiritual home in Perth on New Year’s Eve, then back to Melbourne’s much loved Coburg Velodrome on New Year’s Day, and, for the first time ever, FREEDOM TIME will grace the shores of Sydney, heading to Manning Bar and Gardens on Sunday the 7th of January.
Perth-based wonder Ah Trees has premiered their new single ‘Do It All Wrong’ in styling fashion, kick-starting the first hit of their upcoming sophomore release and tour of Western Australia.