Mint (issue 13) March 2016

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LEFTFIELD IN MELBOURNE Frontier Touring have confirmed Australian club shows for iconic British electronic outfit Leftfield, playing Melbourne’s 170 Russell and Sydney’s Metro Theatre this month. These performances replace previously announced Melbourne and Sydney winery shows by an alternative promoter which have been cancelled due to circumstances beyond the artist’s control. Leftfield’s already announced Perth and New Zealand shows will proceed as scheduled.

just had to come to Australia. I didn’t want to let down any Leftfield fans. Now that we are going to be in the cities, we just want to pack these rooms out and come together with our fans whom we haven’t seen for 5 years.” – Neil Barnes

behemoth sound system, which aimed to replicate the cataclysmic bass effect of reggae sound systems, resulted in a ban from Brixton Academy when plaster started flaking from the ceiling.

Since their emergence in 1991, Leftfield have been untouchable both live and on record, breaking electronic music from the underground alongside outfits like Orbital, Underworld and the Dust/Chemical Brothers.

Of Leftfield’s most recent UK tour, The Guardian said “In 2015, they haven’t so much moved forward so much as waited for everyone to catch up…say it loud, they’re back and absolutely deafening.” Don’t miss the wonder for yourself when Leftfield play Melbourne and Sydney later this month – tickets on sale this Thursday 11 February.

“We had various options on what to do when we found out about the cancellation of the two events, but as far as I was concerned we

Their now infamous Liveism tour (1995) cemented Leftfield as one of the most talked about live acts in British Dance Music. The

It’s been a little while between drinks for Bundy’s most notorious thrash party duo, DZ Deathrays, but today it is with great pleasure that we reveal their brand new single ‘Blood On My Leather’. The track, which is a standalone single, had its world wide premiere on triple j this afternoon and will be available for purchase and streaming this Thursday 11 February.

almost as a warning for the impending chaos, which is only moments away. Before listeners have a chance to gather their thoughts, Parsons enters the track with his riff heavy guitar work and trademark scowl vocal like a somewhat uninvited but absolutely necessary gate crasher. The song itself continues to twist and turn, revealing moments of melodic calmness that are only too quickly swallowed up and spat out by full throttle party riffs and lyrical ferocity.


Late last year the pair decided to head back into the studio with producer/friend Burke Reid (of Gerling) to record a one-off single titled Blood On My Leather. Bursting through your headphones from the first bars, Blood On My Leather opens with Ridley’s blown out drum kit bellowing through your speakers

West Australian friends, don’t miss DZ this month playing Raised In The City at The Metro and Hyperfest in City of Swan. The duo will again be on the road this April and May blowing minds and ear drums through

TIDBITS & TALES Interesting bit of goss floating through the ether at the moment in the shape of the gorgeous Alex Pavlis; he’s no longer the front man for HouseWreckers Band. Instead, this dynamic cool dude now fronts his own band called Blues Alley and they have hit the Melbourne Blues scene, big time! Joining Alex is life long friend, Darren McColl on Drums, who incidentally gigged in Alex’s old band, The Vague Sensations for over 13 years, as well as stints with Andy Phillips & the Cadillac Walk and Phil Para.

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regional towns and centres on the Groovin’ The Moo festival run. Be sure to catch their set! With two ARIA wins under their belt for Best Hard Rock / Heavy Metal Album two years running for their 2013 debut Bloodstreams and follow up 2014’s Black Rat, we’re psyched the guys have been back in the studio producing the kind of face-melting sounds we’ve become accustomed to expect from DZ Deathrays. We can’t wait to hear more! Tickets to GTM have already sold out in some other states, so don’t miss music’s biggest all-ages event – book your tickets now for the shows in Bendigo for the 30th April.

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Ron Vincent will be joining the boys on bass when not busy with his solo work. For the times when Ron is absent, the boys plan to use various other top Melbourne bass players to fill in.

a funky groove from the likes of Muddy Waters, Rolling Stones, Hendrix, Beatles, Howling Wolfe plus a whole bunch more. Most thrillingly, Pavlis will be writing a few original tunes too.

When you get the chance, go check him out, especially at the quaint and rather charming Kilcunda Pub. It has glorious ocean views and makes you feel like you are on a road trip.

Look like its exciting times ahead for Blues Alley, in fact their calendar is booking out already with gigs lined up at Double G Mornington, Soundbar in Rosebud, Pistol Pete’s Geelong, Saints And Sailors in Port Arlington and many more in negotiations.

Andy Phillips of Cadillac Walk Fame has been doing some solo acoustic performances around the burbs and outer Melbourne of late. Recently I had the pleasure of spending the day with Andy and his manager and partner Heidi at the Kilcunda Pub near Phillip Island.

Ok friends, keep dancing, laughing and smiling and if you ever bump into me, please say hello.

Alex told me that Blues Alley is looking forward to establishing a following by playing a great mix of Blues Rock with

It was a lovely afternoon and a chance to enjoy the softer tones of Andy’s voice.

If you have any interesting music events you reckon I should check out, shoot an email to

Cheers, lovelies!

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