YT DiNGO (pron. White Dingo) is the personification of blood, sweat and tears. This music and dance project, spawned from the genius mind of Travers Ross, encapsulates sounds, movement and feeling in its rawest form.
For one weekend only you can catch YT DiNGO and the pack perform some special FREE live shows as part of GLOW 2019 at Home of The Arts Gold Coast.
“Crocodyl-yes.” – The Music
“…Crocodylus [are] one of the most unique bands in Australia.” – Backyard Opera
“Crocodylus kick the energy up to 11…” – Happy Mag
“This band have fangs.” – Tommy Faith, triple j
Recently completing a national headline tour with viral punks The Chats, Crocodyluscontinue their fast-paced, jam-packed 2019 with their second release of the year in the short and loud ‘Adrenaline’.
Coming in at under two and a half minutes, the frenetic intensity of ‘Adrenaline’ matches the subject matter. Comprised of signature, grunge-tinged riffs matched by crowd sourced chorus’ it’s impossible to not move to.
“Wrote this for a buddy of mine, pretty sure he liked it,” bassist and singer Josh explains. He continues, “Solo has some Motörhead vibes and the back up in the chorus has some Misfits vibes, two bands the three of us love. Been playing this in the set for a while now so keen to get it out to the rest of the world.”
Crocodylus returned in May with the dynamic ‘Ghosts’ which was premiered on triple j’s Home & Hosed and added to triple j unearthed and EDGE Radio. The part vintage horror, part arthouse cinema film clip produced by regular collaborator Jamieson Kerr was lauded by The Music and added to Rage.
They spent last month traipsing the country with mullet-bearers The Chats on their national ‘Pub Feed’ tour, playing their show-stopping set to sold out crowds every night and adding to their legions of fans. Their unpredictable live show has been honed on stages around the country, supporting the likes of Ocean Alley, Dune Rats, Hockey Dadand Psychedelic Porn Crumpets alongside a tri-headline tour with A. Swayze and the Ghosts and VOIID to kick off 2019. Never not on the road, Crocodylus have just been announced on a raft of shows including Yours & Owls Festival alongside Courtney Barnett and Bad // Dreems.
Last year saw the most acclaimed releases from the well-toured trio, even while only delivering two singles. The former, ‘My Love’ is a slice of vintage surf-rock indicative of the band’s live shows and was well-supported with sold-out launch gigs at The Lansdownein Sydney, and The Tote in Melbourne and came in at #14 on Happy Mag’s Top 100 Songs of 2018. The latter, ‘My Baby’, is a 60’s-style crooner and came out alongside a choreographed music video premiered by Triple J Unearthed and heralded by Life Without Andy as the #1 Indie Music Video of that year.
‘Adrenaline’ is another feather for Crocodylus’ multi-faceted bow and will guarantee to see you in the mosh.
Friday, 2nd August
Parkhouse, Mona Vale
Friday, 9th August
Chopped Festival 2019
Friday, 4th October
w/ The Chats, Los Tones
Yours & Owls Festival
Stuart Park, Wollongong
Sunday, 6th October
w/ Courtney Barnett, Skeggs, Bad//Dreems
Sydney indie rock outfit Big White have unveiled their third body of work, Heaven’s Unlikely, a five-track EP packed with punchy pop hooks and incisive lyrics. Heaven’s Unlikely is a natural continuation from the band’s sophomore album Street Talk (2018), an energetic and sharp display of indie pop rock evoking the best of post-punk, new wave and Australian rock with a distinctly modern voice. The release is celebrated with launch shows along the east coast of Australia,kicking off this Thursday.
Needless to say, if TOTTY aren’t your new favourite band after tonight’s show, you clearly weren’t paying attention.” – Tone Deaf
“Surf grunge never sounded so good.” – Declan Byrne, triple j
“Wollongong punks Totty are one such band who’ve carved out an impressive chunk of success for themselves” – Australian Guitar
Finishing up their sold out national tour supporting scene stirrers SKEGGS last Saturday, TOTTY aren’t ones to shy away from the stage today announcing a run ofheadline dates this September.
You can bet TOTTY will be bringing the same rapturous performances they brought on tour this month to their own shows, which will take in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Byron Bay.
Recently the band returned with grungy, relatable new single ‘Lucky’ which has since been added to rotation on triple j and heralded as their “best song yet” by Declan Byrne from triple j.
In contrast to their usual raucous tracks, ‘Lucky’ is a standout. Slower than expected its still replete with grungy guitar and head thumping drums – it’s sure to be a crowd favourite live. Produced by Brett Jansch (Dune Rats) and engineered by Jack Nigro (DMA’s, Skeggs) at The Grove studio, it’s a far cry from the sheds they began in.
Ruminating on the ups and downs of life, front-woman Kelly says of the track “‘Lucky’ is written as a response to anyone who has ever told you that you shouldn’t be proud about your achievements or hard work. A lot of times it’s easy to doubt yourself when people are putting you down, and we hope the song can make people realise “Nah fuck that, I worked hard for this!”
Hailing from Wollongong, the female-fronted surf punk trio revealed their debut EP ‘Cut The Poppies’ in May 2018, featuring breakout single ‘Uncomfortable’ which was swiftly added to rotation on triple j and included on a swag of Spotify curated playlists.
No stranger to the live circuit, TOTTY have delivered energetic sets at a raft of festivals including Yours & Owls, Grow Your Own, Fairgrounds, Falls Festival and Farmer & The Owl whilst simultaneously touring nationally with the likes of Hockey Dad and Slowly Slowly – ensuring their upcoming shows will be equally captivating.
Don’t be un-lucky and miss TOTTY this September!
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Friday, 23rd August
Wollongong Uni Bar
w/ RAAVE TAPES + Party Dozen
Sunday, 25th August
Arts Centre, Melbourne Forecourt
White Night (AA)
w/ Ball Park Music + Thelma Plum
Friday, 6th September
The Worker’s Club, Melbourne
Saturday, 7th September
The Chippo Hotel, Sydney
Friday, 13th September
Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane
Saturday, 14th September
The Northern, Byron Bay
TICKETS AT tottyband.com
NOCTURNAL x BLAK & BRIGHT x MWF
Friday 6 September – Melbourne Museum | Tickets on sale now
Nocturnal, Blak & Bright Festival and Melbourne Writers Festival team up to present an unmissable celebration of First Nations artists of all disciplines inside Melbourne Museum.
Northern Territory-raised rapper BIRDZ continues to solidify his spot as one of the most exciting acts in the Australian music scene. In 2017, following an emotive Triple J Like A Version performance, the rapper released his debut album ‘Train Of Thought’ to critical acclaim taking out the Best Independent Hip Hop album at the 2018 AIR Awards.
Melbourne based duo The Merindas are a synthesis of warrior queen, on-trend style of rhythmic, expressive music dedicated to their cultural heritage and unprecedented on the Australian music scene. Accompanied on stage by the mastery of Jake Steele’s mixing skills, together they create an atmospheric fusion of Indigenous, electro-tribal pop.
DRMNGNOW is independent Naarm/Birraranga (Melbourne) based artist Neil Morris. His sound and approach, grounded in strong cultural and values fuse a striking interdisciplinary approach to his art as an MC, instrumentalist and poet with a searing decolonial and culturally engrossing message.
No stranger to the Melbourne party scene, Soju Gang is hard to miss, and her DJ flavour hard to resist. She spins a set as powerful and eclectic as her personal style. With deep roots in ’80s and ’90s hip-hop, R&B and everything party, Soju Gang has a hard-hitting presence in the local scene, and is swiftly becoming synonymous with a jam-packed dance floor and a night out so good you won’t remember much.
DJ KYAANZ is Kalyani Mumtaz. Ending her stint as the front person of Willow Beats, the electronic pop duo that sold-out shows across the country, Mumtaz brings her love of dancing to the decks. DJ KYAANZ seeks to create a fun and inclusive dance floor through a selection of pop, R&B, and First Nations bangers from around the globe.
Revellers can also explore ngulu wurneet, galada-al wurrung-u, parniwaru tyalingi, waran woorroong-ee, barringgi dyaling – River of Language – an immersive soundscape exhibition that celebrates UNESCO’s International Year of Indigenous Languages and the 25th Anniversary of the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages (VACL).
NOCTURNAL x TORA
Friday 4 October – Melbourne Museum | Tickets on sale now
Byron Bay electronic quartet Tora will headline Nocturnal with their blissful sounds in October, celebrating the release of their sophomore LP Can’t Buy the Mood, out 9 August. Joining the band at the Museum are Brisbane DJ and producer SAMPOLOGY and rising star EILISH GILLIGAN (DJ set).
Tora have been spun on the BBC by Sir Elton John, clocked 100 million+ streams globally, and sold out sets in Melbourne, Paris, and London. Tone Deaf called them ‘enthralling’. Triple J’s Dave Ruby Howe declared their sounds ‘smooth like butter’. Melbourne, this is your once chance to catch Tora live on this tour.
The band will also appear in at The Lansdowne, Sydney, on Thursday 12 September and The Northern, Byron Bay, on Friday 27 September.
In 2017 Tora released their debut album, ‘Take A Rest’ , which was added to high rotation on triple j and received acclaim from Elton John (Beats 1), Annie Mac (BBC Radio 1), BBC 6 Music, rotation on Germany’s Flux FM and Radio Eins, as well as being a favourite amongst global tastemakers such as Line of Best Fit, Indie Shuffle and Pigeons & Planes. Alongside spins from LA’s premiere radio outlet KCRW, the album united fans and tastemakers and connected with all corners of the planet.
After playing at Glastonbury, Splendour In The Grass, The Great Escape, Canadian Music Week, and also supporting artists like RÜFÜS DO SOL, SAFIA and Miami Horror, the release of ‘Take A Rest’ saw Tora return to touring the world, supporting the likes of Oh Wonder (UK), as well as showcasing the album live in extensive jaunts through the UK, Europe and Australia and performing their own sold-out shows in London, Amsterdam, Paris, Melbourne and at home in Byron Bay.
NOCTURNAL x BLAK & BRIGHT
Friday 6 September | 7.00pm to 11pm
Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton
Featuring Birdz, The Merindas, DRMNGNOW, Soju Gang and DJ KYAANZ
Artist images are available HERE
NOCTURNAL x TORA
Friday 4 October | 7:00pm to 11pm
Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton
Featuring Tora, Sampology and Eilish Gilligan DJ set
Artist images are available HERE
Tickets on sale now
Members $25 / Concession $32 / Early Bird $27 / On the door $37
The enigmatic Melbourne artist Woodes is one of the most exciting names in Australian indie music for a reason, today returning to share her new single ‘How Long I’d Wait’, which premiered last night with Bridget Hustwaite on triple j. The new single complete with a live string quartet, soaring electric guitars and the recognisable anthemic vocals of Woodes, captures you on the first listen. Woodes describing it best, “Firstly, I wrote this in the golden era around the start of the Game Of Thrones final season (Still sad about how it ended) I pictured a vivid oasis, like high garden. A sort of day dream space, over looking the sea. The word ‘Garden’ was the first part of the song and it all spiralled out from there.”
“When I was in grade 6 in Primary school my report card noted that I daydreamed too much, even though I did get my work done, I was always in my own world. I think a lot of myself as a child looking at my choices, making my younger self proud when I unlock new levels, be it as a producer/writer, or as a friend or partner. When I was overseas I wrote How Long I’d Wait after a big block of time away from home. My friend Scott (who I wrote Dots with) was playing his guitar, a riff that felt reminiscent of the music I loved when I was a teenager. I sang this soaring note over the top, mumbling ideas, the word garden appeared. I have that moment where it jumped into being thin air to being a new song as a voice memo on my phone. I knew when I wrote it that this was the start of the new album. I’m learning patience and I’m very happy to be pulled out of my day dreams.”
Simon Lam Mixing: Simon Lam
Mastering: Andrei Eremin
Co-production/Co-writing: Scott Effman
String Arrangements: Jordan Ross, featuring players from the Briar String QuartetWoodes released her sophomore EP Golden Hour in early 2018 and was asked to perform for the coveted triple j Like A Version in March 2018, putting a Woodes spin on Vance Joy’s ‘Lay It On Me’. Her last single ‘Change My Mind’ was added to full rotation on triple j and recently ticked over a 1.5 million plays on Spotify.Woodes will be taking her new music on the road throughout August as well, joining Thelma Plum on her ‘Better in Blak’ tour on the east coast performances.
We aren’t sure how long we can wait for the Woodes debut album, set for release in early 2020.
FRI 09 AUG
MIAMI MARKETTA, MIAMI
SAT 10 AUG
THU 15 AUG
UNI BAR WOLLONGONG
FRI 16 AUG
CAMBRIDGE HOTEL, NEWCASTLE
SAT 17 AUG
FACTORY THEATRE, SYDNEY
THU 22 AUG
SOOKI LOUNGE, BELGRAVE
FRI 23 AUG
THEATRE ROYAL, CASTLEMAINE
SAT 24 AUG
CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE
WED 28 AUG
CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE
THU 29 AUG
CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE
Director: Joseph Mount Producer: Mayling Wong DOP: Arthur Loveday 1st AD: Tom Wynborne Production Manager: Joe Browne Editor: Thomas Bridgen Post House: Glassworks Colourist: Jonny Thorpe Post Producer: Chloe Ensor 3D Animation: Private View 3D Animator: Clara Bacou 3D Animator: Etienne Fagnere First full UK and European headline tour since 2017 this autumn.
Tickets on sale now via : https://listings.ticketmaster.co.uk/m…
OCTOBER: 9th – France, Bordeaux, Rocher de Palmer 10th – France, Nantes, Stereolux 11th – France, Lyon, Amphitheatre 3 12th – France, Toulouse, Le Bikini 15th – France, Paris, Olympia (SOLD OUT) 16th – France, Paris, Olympia (NEW SHOW, JUST ADDED) 18th – France, Nancy, Jazz Pulsations 19th – Belgium, Antwerp, De Roma 21st – Germany, Munich, Tonhalle 22nd – Germany, Cologne, Carlswerk 23rd – Germany, Hamburg, Docks 24th – Germany, Berlin, Columbiahalle 26th – Germany, Offenbach am Main, Capitol 28th – The Netherlands, Amsterdam, Melkweg 29th – Denmark, Copenhagen, Vega NOVEMBER: 6th – UK, Southampton, Guildhall 7th – UK, London, The Roundhouse (NEW SHOW, JUST ADDED) 8th – UK, London, The Roundhouse (SOLD OUT) 9th – UK, Manchester, Academy 11th – UK, Leeds, 02 Academy 13th – UK, Glasgow, SWG3 14th – UK, Bristol, O2 Academy 15th – UK, Nottingham, Rock City 16th – UK, Birmingham, The O2 Institute
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Beautiful Accident does not stop recruiting new artists with a top notch quality inside, eager to discover the music that will rule the future, the label scouts have just found something brilliant and mystic ‘Line In Dorian’, who makes his debut on the imprint with an EP full of vintage and futuristic sounds together along with powerful pads, celestial leads and strong percussion.
No Soul For Sale, opens the EP with its vintage Detroit touch on its pads, analogic groove and a beautiful analog lead melody that makes the track unique.
Birth, maybe the most organic of all three, virtually lacks digital processing becoming an intense piece based on the triplet grooves following the bass line and main synth giving it a delicate but strong flavour.
Beautiful Mother Earth, vintage and futuristic at the same time, surrounded by subtle and beautiful warm pads followed by futuristic breaks and a resonant lead. Definitely a track on its own.
Line In Dorian “Birth” Digital EP Release date: 26th July 2019 Label: Beautiful Accident Cat No: BACC08
- No Soul For Sale 2. Birth 3. Beautiful Mother Earth
All tracks composed, recorded and produced by Line In Dorian. Tracks 1 y 3 Mastering by Pobla, Track 2 Mastering by Line in Dorian Artwork and Photography by Sheila Rodríguez Castillo
Two years in the making and Hot Since 82’s new full-length album ‘8-track’ is finally here. It’s been well worth the wait.
Created in the midst of a hectic touring schedule and while mourning his best friend, ‘8-track’ presents the breadth of Hot Since 82’s ever-impressive work as a producer, holding up a mirror to his DJ sets in the process. Merging his eclectic range of influences into his driving house and techno templates, it’s a deeply personal record that reflects a challenging time in his life. It’s a record made for dancefloors but which holds enough depth and diversity to demand repeated listening anywhere and everywhere outside of clubs and festivals.
“Proceeds from this album will be donated to ‘Mind’ which is a mental health charity committed to supporting those in need by promoting good mental health and offering high-quality support so that no-one feels alone when dealing with mental health problems. This is a cause very close to my heart as I have lost a dear friend who battled mental health problems.” says Daley Padley (Hot Since 82).
Mac DeMarco has announced a return to Australia and New Zealand in January 2020 for HERE COMES MAC DEMARCO, a summer headline tour that brings the Mac spirit to audiences down under, on his biggest-ever headline run.
Mac has invited his friends, West Australian psych-rockers Pond and “Neo-Kawaii” bubblegum punks CHAI from Japan, to join him on this magical mystery journey down the East Coast. WA punk outfit Cold Meat will open the show in Perth.
Beginning on Wednesday 8 January at Auckland’s Town Hall, Mac will take the stage at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion on Friday 10 January, Melbourne’s Festival Hall on Saturday 11 January, and Brisbane’s Fortitude Music Hall on Wednesday 15 January, before closing the tour on Saturday 18 January at Red Hill in Perth.
Tickets for HERE COMES MAC DEMARCO are on sale at 11am Thursday 1 August 2019. For pre-sale access, sign up to the Penny Drop newsletter at pennydrop.com.au
Mac DeMarco’s fourth album Here Comes The Cowboy was described as his “masterpiece” (Q magazine) upon its release in May. Written, recorded and mixed at his Los Angeles studio, it was the debut release on the eponymous Mac’s Record Label, and released via Spunk Records / Caroline Australia.
Known for his on-stage antics and rowdy performance persona, Mac last played sold out East Coast dates alongside his sets at Laneway Festival in 2018.
The Canadian-born artist has always taken a more contemplative approach to songwriting, and on Here Comes The Cowboy he’s at his thoughtful and introspective best.