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KATCHAFIRE INPRESS 12 Foreword Line brings you all the latest tour announcements 14 Moves and shakes with Industry News 16 The rise and rise of The Rubens 18 Grizzly Bear are back, harder and heavier 19 Regular John can’t live without music 20 Mystery Jets on kind-of concept albums 22 Enter Shikari are truly unique 24 Snow Patrol are unapologetic 26 The US-approved Monks Of Mellonwah 26 New faces, same old The Angels 26 Katchafire pinch themselves everyday 26 Nada Surf are still popular 28 The Exploders are back with a bang 28 It’s all good with Marianas Trench 28 Lehmann B Smith does his best work hungover 28 We’ve got Feelings too 30 On The Record rates new releases from The xx and Mumford & Sons
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NEWS FROM THE FRONT
Melbourne slackers Drunk Mums are already causing havoc with their self-titled debut-album and it’s just out. Unveiling the cover of the album on Facebook last week, it took mere hours before the image was reported as being inappropriate and the cover was removed from the social networking site by censorship authorities. Drunk Mums will be heading out on the road to launch their debut-album, with a limited number of vinyl copies available from the shows. Catch them on Friday 19 October at the Grace Darling.
OH MERCY SUPPORTS
Oh Mercy are raring to hit the road on the national Deep Heat tour. They’ve announced Millions and Split Seconds will support for all Victorian dates bar Geelong where The Evening Cast will replace Split Seconds. They play Friday 12 October at the Loft (Warrnambool), Saturday 13 at Karova Lounge (Ballarat), Friday 19 at the Bended Elbow (Geelong) and Thursday 25 at the Hi-Fi.
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Seminal Canadian post-rock collective Godspeed You! Black Emperor will bring their heart-rending live show to Australia for the first time this February. Already announced to perform at ATP’s I’ll Be Your Mirror, the band will also headline the Forum Theatre on Friday 15 February. Don’t miss this extremely rare opportunity to see the incredible force that is Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
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Sugar Mountain will be held over multiple days in January, with the main event taking place at the Forum Theatre on Saturday 19 January. The festival will also utilise ACMI, Rooftop Bar, Polyester Records and Melbourne Central to showcase an impressive array of local and international creative talent. Curated by To & Fro Family, Two Bright Lakes and Wing & Gill, Sugar Mountain’s music and sound program is an inspired selection of local and international acts and includes thus far ESG, Action Bronson, HTRK, Kirin J Callinan, X Kris Moyes, Laurel Halo, Peanut Butter Wolf and Woods. There’s plenty more to be announced and tons of visual art also. Head to sugarmountainfestival.com for all the details.
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Gary Clark Jr has already been announced as part of the Big Day Out line-up, but now fans will have the chance to see the budding bluesman up close and personal in newly-announced intimate headlining shows. He’ll play Tuesday 22 January at the Corner Hotel.
For more than a decade Summadayze has ruled supreme as one of Australia’s iconic summer celebrations. Year after year Summadayze has bought you the biggest and best international live acts of our time and 2013 will be no different. It will take place New Year’s Day at Sidney Myer Music Bowl and features: The Chemical Brothers DJ set, MIA, Knife Party, Fedde Le Grand, Mark Ronson DJ set, Kimbra, Booka Shade, Eddie Halliwell, AN21 & Max Vangeli, Carl Craig 69 Live, Maya Jane Coles, Disclosure Live, Erol Alkan, Fake Blood, Adrian Lux, Breakbot Live, Hudson Mohawke, Araabmuzik, Icona Pop and heaps more.
Melbourne MCs Yung Warriors will hit the road in November for their Hip Hop Coroboree national tour. The 14 date tour will see the Indigenous duo lap around the country, stopping in capital cities and regional centres in support of their new record Standing Strong. They play Thursday 1 November at the Loft (Warrnambool), Friday 2 at FReeZA (Portland), Friday 16 at First Floor, Saturday 17 at the National Hotel (Geelong), Thursday 29 at Karova Lounge (Ballarat) and Friday 7 December at Sand Bar (Mildura).
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Sugar Army are heading out on the road on the Summertime Heavy album tour with special guests Emperors. They play Saturday 20 October at the Toff In Town with The Pretty Littles in second support.
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Violent Soho first shot into the music world’s eyes when they signed to Thurston Moore’s record label Ecstatic Peace! in 2009 and released their sophomore self-titled LP. It was a move that saw the four friends relocate to the US for the next 18 months. Since returning to Australia the band have been hard at work writing and stockpiling material for their upcoming album due out next year, the first taste of which is their new single Tinderbox. They’re taking it on the road and play Saturday 17 November at the Tote.
Northeast Party House return with their new single Stand Tall and national single launch tour. Following on from Pascal Cavalier, Stand Tall is the second offering from the band’s recording sessions held in April this year. Featuring aggressive drums bursts and distorted guitar tones Stand Tall shows a new, slightly more serious side to the five-piece garage dance band. Catch them on Thursday at the National Hotel (Geelong), Friday at the Espy, Saturday at the Karova Lounge (Ballarat) and Wednesday 26 September at the Corner Hotel.
The Something For Kate tour is selling so fast that new shows have been added. If you’re quick you’ll still find tickets for their Monday 8 October at the Corner.
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Eric Bogle has been announced to join Arlo Guthrie on the Port Fairy Folk Festival line-up. The festival takes place over the weekend of 8–11 March and first release tickets are selling quickly. Head to portfairyfolkfestival.com for tickets and details.
Sleigh Bells will be returning to Australian shores in 2013 for performances that are set to be equal parts dance party and epic live show. While the Brooklyn duo are visiting for Big Day Out, they will also be playing two very special I Oh You parties. Sleigh Bells’ unmissable live performance will be joined by the ferocious DZ Deathrays and I Oh You DJs. They hit Billboard on Wednesday 23 January.
J-LO SECOND SHOW
After selling out her first two shows in quick succession Jennifer Lopez has confirmed second and final shows in Sydney and Melbourne. The new Melbourne show will take place on Wednesday 12 December at Rod Laver Arena. Advance tickets will be available to all Visa credit, debit and prepaid cardholders from 2pm Friday. Frontier members pre-sale starts 11am Monday and general public tickets are on sale Wednesday 26 September.
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