Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Castlecomer || Cosmos & Creature || Shenna


CastlecomerJudy (+ All Of The Noise)

With a new album and a half dozen upcoming tour dates, Castlecomer have plenty to be celebrating to be doing. But instead, they're hard at work releasing killer tracks like Judy, a track portraying a taboo relationship from the weaker partner's point of view. It's the tune described by the band as the "most sinister" of their latest 'All Of The Noise' EP. With a little bit of unrequited love and a whole heap head-bopping electric beats, this is a dark song in the most enticing way possible.

With vocals that drawl their way through the tracks, this group have a style that's hard to miss and equally as difficult to top. It's just cool, effortlessly so. Lead vocalist, Bede, suggests that this EP has an overarching theme of escapism and, quite frankly, this is the perfect album to escape into.

To celebrate this head turner album, Castlecomer are heading out on an east coast tour and are working hard on producing a polished show. Or as Bede explains, "In the past we would scribble down a few songs and then change the set completely while on stage, but we’re trying to make it a bit more smooth and professional now.  There’s talk of having a 3 track acoustic part of the set in the middle, and also of doing some house parties during the tour, but we’ll have to map it out with our agent first…!"

CASTLECOMER ‘ALL OF THE NOISE’ NATIONAL TOUR

THU 17 NOV | RAD BAR, WOLLONGONG NSW | 18+
Tickets available from www.castlecomermusic.com

FRI 25 NOV| TRANSIT BAR, CANBERRA ACT | 18+
Tickets available from www.castlecomermusic.com

SAT 26 NOV | THE REVERENCE HOTEL, MELBOURNE VIC | 18+
Tickets available from www.castlecomermusic.com

FRI 2 DEC | MANNING BAR, SYDNEY NSW | 18+
Tickets available from www.castlecomermusic.com

THU 15 DEC | THE BRIGHTSIDE, BRISBANE QLD | 18+
Tickets available from www.castlecomermusic.com

FRI 16 DEC | THE NORTHERN HOTEL, BYRON BAY NSW | 18+
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Cosmos & Creature - Young 
This soft bopper is a an enthralling mix of heavy beats, a little tambourine (ah, how happy is my happy?!) and the captivating vocals that tie it all together. Just in time for some summer dancing, this is a groove to add to any mix, playlist or compilation. It'd just be such a shame to miss out on jamming to this tune.

Cosmos & Creature weren't on my radar until this track, but with a sure-hit like Young don't make the same mistake as me. Keep an eye out, your ears ready and get set for some groovin' with this gem. Kudos to them for this!

Keep groovin' here.


Shenna - So Low

Oh, Shenna, I think you might just have my heart. Quite the fan of anything with some electro vibes (thanks big brother for that!) So Low is the break up, heartache without the angst. Hallelujah! An upbeat, layered track with an R'n'B inspired sound underlying it all. As introductions go, this is perhaps one of the best - if you haven't feasted on Shenna before, start here and dig in.

The unassuming tune is one that covers a hell of a lot in three minutes, forty-six seconds. But mostly, it shows off Shenna as she should be. This is a gal who knows what she's doing, where she's headed and is doing it herself. Invite her to the party, she will absolutely not disappoint.

Avoid feeling low here.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Boy & Bear || Regional Tour Kicks Off




The lads from Boy & Bear are back on the road, having already played the first shows of their highly anticipated regional Australia "Limit Of Love" Tour. Presented by Triple J, these Aussie folk-pop legends are heading back out to shower the regional areas of Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and the ACT with their characteristic high energy and raw edges that make them so appealing. 

“We'll be changing it up night to night really, often the venue depicts what kind of show we will go for.  A nice noisy pub makes a great rock show while the intimate theatres allow a lot more room for dynamics and banter.  Keeps us on our toes and stops us from being repetitive…It's been a long time coming for us, this regional run.  But we always love playing to as many local cities as we can, it takes time to get back there but we're looking forward to it," says Killian Gavin (vocals and guitar) of the tour.

And, if you're not already sold (tough crowd if so!), the boys have joined forces with Akasha Beers in 5 Dock to brew their very own beer which will be on tap throughout the tour. Which is ace in its own right, but all proceeds from sales of the bevvie will be heading to Buy a Bale, a charity that helps drought-stricken farmers throughout Queensland. 

You know when life just throws you a win? Well, this is it: Boy & Bear, cold beer and a helping hand to those in need. If you're in the area and haven't already purchased a ticket or two, what are you waiting for? It's where I'd rather be, that's for sure!




BOY & BEAR ‘LIMIT OF LOVE’ TOUR DATES
Presented by triple J

Wed 09 Nov | Regent Theatre, Ballarat VIC
Tickets available from www.regententertainment.com.au

Thu 10 Nov | Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo VIC
Tickets available from www.ulumbarratheatre.com.au/Home | 03 5434 6100

Fri 11 Nov | Costa Hall, Geelong VIC
Tickets available from www.gpac.org.au/find-a-show/ |03 5225 1210

Sat 12 Nov | The Cube, Wodonga
Tickets available from www.thecubewodonga.com.au | 02 6022 9311

Wed 16 Nov | C.Ex Coffs, Coffs Harbour NSW
Tickets available from www.cex.com.au/ | 02 6652 3888

Thu 17 Nov | Miami Marketta, Gold Coast QLD
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

Fri 18 Nov | Beach Hotel, Byron Bay NSW
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

Sat 19 Nov | Lake Kawana Community Centre, Sunshine Coast QLD
Tickets available from www.scvenuesandevents.com.au/lake-kawana-community-centre | 07 5413 1400
Sun 20 Nov | The Mills Precinct, Toowoomba QLD
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

Wed 23 Nov | Pilbeam Theatre, Rockhampton QLD
Tickets available from www.seeitlive.com.au/Home | 07 4924 5600

Thu 24 Nov | MECC, Mackay QLD
Tickets available from www.mackayecc.com.au/ | 07 4961 9777

Fri 25 Nov | Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns QLD
Tickets available from www.tanksartscentre.com | 07 4032 6600

Sun 27 Nov | The Venue, Townsville QLD
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

Fri 02 Dec | Albany Entertainment Centre, Albany WA
Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au | 132 849 | All Ticketek Outlets

Sat 03 Dec | 3 Oceans, Margaret River WA
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

Sun 04 Dec | Fremantle Prison, Fremantle WA
Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100 | All Ticketmaster Outlets

Wed 07 Dec | Orange Ex-Services Club, Orange NSW
Tickets available from www.oesc.com.au/ | 02 6362 2666
Thu 08 Dec | ANU, Canberra ACT
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

Fri 09 Dec | Waves, Wollongong NSW
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets

Sat 10 Dec | Wests City, Newcastle NSW
Tickets available from www.moshtix.com.au | 1300 GET TIX | All Moshtix Outlets