Having been a band for close to a decade; it brings us great pleasure to finally announce the Allah Las' debut tour of Australia. In 2012 the band released their stunning debut LP unto the world with the help from R&B extraordinaire Nick Waterhouse. With Waterhouse's finesse and the band's willingness and possibly naivety they produced a truly beautifully simple, melancholic and timeless record. One of our favourite self titled records, that deserves its place next to the likes of The Velvet Underground's self titled. Two years later their sophomore LP Worship The Sun received critical acclaim from The Los Angeles Times who said the album “…lets the band’s trippy vintage rock absorb all sorts of new Southern California influences. Latin drumming, L.A.’s midcentury avant-garde beach culture and Laurel Canyon harmonies.” Third album, 2016’s Calico Review was recorded in Los Angeles’ historic Valentine Recording Studio. For the album, Allah-Las experiment with new instrumentation adding violin, harpsichord and Mellotron to their sound. The twelve tracks on Calico Review demonstrate how the group has pivoted from focusing on specific influences to crafting songs that reflect their own feelings of freedom, grit and melancholy. “Cramming as much guts and passion as possible into three and a half minutes or less—while burning it’s own path, with brooding, lonesome songs, tightly restrained surf inflected musings on girls and freedom.” - The New Yorker “Los Angeles garage-rock gurus Allah-Las tap into an alternate reality where the world is but a California dream.” - SPIN Friday 12th May 2017 The Zoo, Brisbane QLD Tickets http://zoo.oztix.com.au/?Event=71130 Saturday 13th May 2017 The Northern, Byron Bay NSW Tickets http://thenorthern.oztix.com.au/?Event=71086 Sunday 14th May 2017 Miami Marketta, Gold Coast QLD Tickets http://miamimarketta.oztix.com.au/?Event=71083 Wednesday 17th May 2017 Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW SOLD OUT Thursday 18th May 2017 Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW - JUST ADDED! Tickets: http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/allah-las-2nd-show/94515 Friday 19th May 2017 The Curtin, Melbourne VIC SOLD OUT Saturday 20th May 2017 - MATINEE PERFORMANCE W/ SPECIAL GUEST The Curtin, Melbourne VIC Tickets: https://johncurtinhotel.wazala.com/ Saturday 20th May 2017 The Curtin, Melbourne VIC SOLD OUT
Strange Yonder presents.. LA SAPE: The Society of Ambience Makers & Elegant People The Inaugural event will take over The Night Cat on October 21st for a late night musical banquet. A boundless exploration through Hip-Hop, Jazz, Soul, Electronic, Dub & All else. 30/70 EKT (Mavin, Bender, Fischer/Hiatus Kaiyote) Zeitgeist Freedom Exchange Inkswel (BBE Records/Hot Shot Sounds) LA SAPE DJ's Tickets: http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/la-sape-the-society-of-ambience-makers-elegant-people/90300
CHASTITY BELT (USA) DEBUT AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2016
Chastity Belt are on their way to Australia for the very first time! The Seattle four-piece are set to charm their Australian audience with a sturdy back catalogue of impressive material taken from Time To Go Home & No Regerts, while also providing a taste of what’s about to come from their much anticipated forthcoming album. While reclaiming language historically used against women, Chastity Belt are constantly entertaining. Producing endless quotable lyrics of boredom, going out, getting laid and more importantly, gender inequality - Built on a foundation of post-post-punk energy, jagged rhythms and instrumental moves that couldn’t be anyone else’s. Tickets on sale now Thu. 29 Sep, 2016 – Brisbane, QLD @ Brightside| tix Fri. 30 Sep, 2016 – Gold Coast, QLD @ Elsewhere | tix Sat. 01 Oct, 2016 – Sydney, NSW @ Oxford Art Factory | tix Sun. 02 Oct, 2016 - Wollongong, NSW @ Yours & Owls Festival | Thu. 06 Oct, 2016 - Melbourne, SECOND SHOW ANNOUNCED | tix Fri. 07 Oct, 2016 - Melbourne, VIC @ The John Curtin Hotel | tix SOLD OUT!!!
HOMESHAKE (CAN) - DEBUT AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2016
Slacker-jazz, RnB virtuoso and former Mac DeMarco guitarist, Peter Sagar has finally announced he’ll make his debut visit to Australia under the guise of Homeshake, with his full band in tow in 2016.
Growing up in the freezing cold winter of Edmonton Alberta, Peter Sagar moved to the freezing cold winter of Montreal Quebec where he joined Mac DeMarco as his long-standing guitarist and endured a dizzying time of touring on the back of Rock and Roll Night Club and 2. It was in 2014 when his side-project of Homeshake burst into view with the release of his debut album In The Shower. As Homeshake took off, Sagar reflected on the loneliness that plagued him and longed for life back home in Montreal. He recently broke away from those goof gods to work away on his own, beautifully tape-warped take on indie-pop and focus on rebuilding the infrastructure of his life.
Tickets on sale now Thu. 25 Feb, 2016 – Brisbane, QLD @ Brightside| tix Fri. 26 Feb, 2016 – Gold Coast, QLD @ Elsewhere | tix Sat. 27 Feb, 2016 – Melbourne, VIC @ The Curtin Hotel | tix - SOLD OUT!! Mon. 29 Feb, 2016 - Melbourne, VIC @ The Curtin Hotel | tix - JUST ADDED!! Wed. 02 Mar, 2016 - Sydney, NSW @ Brighton Up Bar | tix - SOLD OUT!! Thu. 03 Mar, 2016 - Sydney, NSW @ Brighton Up Bar | tix - JUST ADDED!!
THEE OH SEES (USA) - AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2016
Considered as one of the most influential, pioneering and exciting bands of the 2000s, Thee Oh Sees will return on the back of their fiercest record to date - "Mutilator Defeated At Last" - and a brand new lineup consisting of John Dwyer (vocals, guitar), Timothy Hellman (bass) and double drummers, Ryan Moutinho and Dan Rincon. It’s the loudest, fastest and tightest Thee Oh Sees have ever sounded. Saturday 9th - Miami Shark Bar - Gold Coast TIX: http://bit.ly/TheeOhSeesSharkBar2016 Sunday 10th - The Northern - Byron Bay TIX: http://bit.ly/TheeOhSeesByron2016
NANCY WHANG (USA) - SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS & SIDESHOWS
We are thrilled to bring you New York underground dance music royalty Nancy Whang for Splendour in the Grass and some accompanying side shows. Thursday 23rd - Dance Technique @ New Guernica - Melbourne Friday 24th - Oxford Art Factory - (Late Set) - Sydney Saturday 25th - Splendour In The Grass - Byron Bay Nancy Whang is among the few who can lay claim to being a key figure in the heady early days of the rise of DFA Records, and her DJ sets remain faithful to the post-punk party aesthetic upon which DFA was founded. Nancy’s contributions on early 12′′‘s by LCD Soundsystem and The Juan MacLean quickly lead to her full-time involvement as a permanent member in each of those bands. Shortly after, guest appearances on Soulwax’s seminal track ‘E Talking’ and Munk’s ‘Kick Out The Chairs’ solidified her place as a highly sought after vocalist in the burgeoning alternative dance music scene. It was this auspicious debut upon which Nancy has since built an electrifying career as a touring and recording member of LCD Soundsystem. Logging years of touring miles, Nancy was instrumental in establishing LCD as one of the decades most exciting live bands, headlining some of the greatest festivals worldwide in addition to endless club gigs. As if that were not enough, in LCD’s downtime Nancy also fronted DFA act The Juan MacLean, again setting off on rigorous touring schedules of both festivals and clubs across the globe. Her appearance on The Juan MacLean’s massive dance hit ‘Happy House’ once again solidified her place as a sort of hitmaking voice of underground dance music.
YOUNG MAGIC (USA) - DEBUT AUSTRALIAN TOUR
Young Magic is the sonic pairing between Indonesian vocalist, Melati Malay and Australian producer, Isaac Emmanuel. Though based in New York, the eclectic outfit has recorded music whilst traversing the four corners of the earth. In 2014, the duo present a new gift from their explorations in their second full length album, Breathing Statues. The new LP navigates through a labyrinth of phantom harmonies and crystalline beats, with breathtaking cover artwork by longtime collaborator Leif Podhajsky. Breathing Statues is now available on Vinyl in Australia through the store - http://www.strangeyonder.com/store/ Strange Yonder are proud to announce their Australian Tour, with Presents partners Tone Deaf. Fri 21st November, 2014. OXFORD ART FACTORY (SYD) Supports: TBA Tix: http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/young-magic/73373 Saturday 22nd November, 2014. Shebeen (MELB) Supports: TBA Tix: https://shebeenbandroom.ticketscout.com.au/gigs/3034/YoungMagic Sunday 23rd November, 2014. Strawberry Fields (Sold Out) (VIC) Thursday 27th November, 2014. Black Bear Lodge (BRIS) Supports: TBA Tix: http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=47429 Friday 28th November, 2014. elsewhere (GC) Supports: TBA Tix: http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=47381
NIGHT BEATS (USA) - AUSTRALIAN TOUR W/ THE LAURELS
Night Beats; the psychedelic, Seattleite, sweethearts' first Australian Tour. On their maiden visit to our shores the soulful psych-garage trio will take in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. They have toured relentlessly over the past few years, taking in over 20 countries both solo and with a string of other acts including The Zombies, The Black Angels and The Jesus and Mary Chain. Joining Night Beats for all shows will be Sydney band The Laurels, in their first shows of 2014. Following critical acclaim for their debut album Plains and 4 star reviews from The Age, Rolling Stone and Time Off, The Laurels have spent the year to date writing and recording. Ranked #4 in the Mess and Noise Readers Poll for Best Live Band, The Laurels have shared stages with the likes of Swervedriver, Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo, Low, Tame Impala and Pond. 12 Sep - The Curtin, Melbourne W/ The Laurels & Krakatau Tix: http://www.johncurtinhotel.com/ 13 Sep - Jive, Adelaide W/ Ride Into The Sun & Glass Skies Tix: http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/night-beats/72272 14 Sep - OXFORD ART FACTORY, Sydney W/ The Laurels & Los Tones Tix: http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/night-beats/72267 18 Sep - The Brightside, Brisbane W/ The Laurels & The Good Sports Tix: http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?eventId=45249 19 Sep - elsewhere, Gold Coast W/ The Laurels & Salvadarlings Tix: http://www.dashtickets.com.au/event/5089rnyxf
Squished somewhere between Los Angeles and San Diego, slack-rockers Tomorrow's Tulips is heading back down under to tour their third album this coming September. Joining them for each show will be Psychedelic darlings The Babe Rainbow. During their second visit to Australia this year the band will play in Melbourne, Sydney, Manly, Cronulla, Wollongong, Brisbane and Byron Bay. 25 Sep - The Tote, Melbourne W/ The Babe Rainbow & Ross de Chene Hurricanes Tix: http://thetotehotel.oztix.com.au/?Event=45516 26 Sep - OXFORD ART FACTORY, Sydney W/ The Babe Rainbow, The Upskirts & Salvadarlings Tix: http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/tomorrows-tulips/72386 27 Sep - Wild Things, Manly W/ The Babe Rainbow & Salvadarlings Tix: Only on door 28 Sep - SOUNDS OF THE SUBURBS, Cronulla W/ TBA Tix: http://www.soundsofthesuburbs.com.au/ 30 Sep - Anita's Theatre, Woolongong W/ The Babe Rainbow & The Pinheads Tix: https://thelittleboxoffice.com/yoursandowls/event/view/15059 01 Oct - Black Bear Lodge, W/ The Babe Rainbow & Tempura Nights Tix: http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=45513 03 Oct - The Northern, Byron Bay W/ The Babe Rainbow Tix: http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/tomorrows-tulips-with-the-babe-rainbow/72389