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Louisville KY indie-Americana quintet Murder By Death and Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers will tour Australia this June. This will be Murder By Death’s first ever tour of Australia with the band promoting their latest studio album The Other Shore. Laura Jane Grace has been a semi-regular visitor to Australia with her band Against Me! Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers will be promoting their latest release Bought To Rot. Special guest on the tour will be Brisbane acoustic/folk/country punk act Emmy Hour.

Murder By Death / Laura Jane Grace and The Devouring Mothers Australian Tour

with special guest Emmy Hour

Friday June 14 – Crowbar, Brisbane
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Saturday June 15 – Crowbar, Sydney
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Sunday June 16 – Hamilton Station, Newcastle
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Tuesday June 18 – The Basement, Canberra
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Thursday June 20 – The Boston, Perth
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Friday June 21 – Enigma, Adelaide
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Saturday June 22 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
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Tickets on sale Thursday March 21.


Resist Records welcomes The Lazy Susans to its roster. After a year of touring and two trips around Australia on the back of Debut EP Closure, The Lazy Susans (FKA Antonia & The Lazy Susans), today release their new single ‘R U OK?’.

‘R U OK?’, recorded, produced and mixed by Sam Johnson (Camp Cope, The Smith Street Band) is the first taste of things to come from the band’s forthcoming debut album. A track that tackles, and highlights, the importance of mental health and checking up on your friends; exploring themes of feeling alone, even when surrounded by people. ‘R U OK?’ is a song of survival and the ways we cope with mental health. Asked of the inspiration behind ‘R U OK?’ Antonia labels the song “An anthem for anyone feeling alone”. 

Blue Mountains formed, now Melbourne based The Lazy Susans write heart-on-sleeve alt-rock rammed full of infectious melodies. A blistering start to their career has seen the band in the national support slots for the likes of AJJ and The Hard Aches, land festival sets at The Smith Street Band’s Pool House Party and Til the Wheels Fall Off. 

“R U OK?” will be released on February 1st and will be available on coloured vinyl 7”, Cassette and digitally. 

Listen to “R U OK?”


Formed in early 2002 in Marshalltown, Iowa, Modern Life Is War went on to release four full length albums: My Love. My Way. (2003), Witness (2005), Midnight in America (2007), and Fever Hunting (2013). Like a lot of bands, they have been through many highs and lows. Broken Vans, breakups, reunions, injuries, tours, lineup changes, mental illness, peaks, valleys, misery and general confusion. The members of the band value creativity, self-expression and independent thought and do their best to represent that with their music and lyrics.

Along the way they have developed a wildly supportive cult of supporters who allow the band to keep traveling and recording. June 2018 saw the band announce “Tribulation Worksongs” an ongoing singles series which to date has seen the release of Volumes 1 and 2, with the next 2 volumes due in 2019.

March 2019 sees the band touring Australia for the very first time, with Sydney’s Homesick joining them on all dates. Tickets on sale Thursday January 10.

Modern Life Is War Australian Tour March 2019

With special guests Homesick

Wednesday March 6 – Crowbar, Brisbane
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Thursday March 7 – Small Ballroom, Newcastle
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Friday March 8 – Factory Floor, Sydney
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Saturday March 9 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
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Sunday March 10 – Crown and Anchor, Adelaide
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Forming in Massachusetts in 1990, Converge are regarded as pioneers within the aggressive music arena. In November last year they released ‘The Dusk In Us’, a brutal but beautiful album that shows the band’s artistic evolution while still capturing their classic sound. The ninth full-length from the Boston, MA-based heavy-music innovators – vocalist Jacob Bannon, guitarist Kurt Ballou, bassist Nate Newton and drummer Ben Koller – “The Dusk In Us”: proves to be both dark and hopeful, abrasive and melodic, devastating and powerfully cathartic. While “The Dusk In Us” finds Converge defying boundaries and pushing into new sonic terrain, it’s also a natural progression for a band that’s long thrived on making music that both challenges and connects.

Baltimore co-ed feminist hardcore-punk band War On Women were born screaming at the world, formed in 2011 from a solid foundation of driving riffs and in your face vocals that attack the listener both sonically and lyrically. Penning catchy and confrontational songs that touch on rape culture, street harassment, the gender wage gap, transphobia, and other vitally pertinent social issues. They have been touring relentlessly since the release of their debut self-titled full LP in 2015. War On Women are neither a crew of young bucks nor a contagion of seasoned legends. They don’t fit neatly into metalloid machismo or hulking hardcore tropes. They have nothing to prove, and there’s nothing more delightfully dangerous than that.

Converge and War On Women have announced Australian Tour dates to go along with their upcoming appearance at Download Festival in March, tickets on sale Tuesday November 27. There are no shows to be added in Sydney and Melbourne, Download will be your only opportunity.

Saturday March 9 – Download, Sydney
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Monday March 11 – Download, Melbourne
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Tuesday March 12 – Crowbar, Brisbane
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Wednesday March 13 – Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide
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Thursday March 14 – Rosemount, Perth
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Turnstile and Citizen have announced Australian Tour dates to go along with their upcoming appearance at Victoria’s UNIFY Gathering festival in January, tickets on sale Friday November 9.

Turnstile / Citizen Australian Tour January 2019

Saturday Jan 12 – Unify Festival, Victoria
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Sunday Jan 13 – Triffid, Brisbane
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Wednesday Jan 16 – Factory Theatre, Sydney
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Thursday Jan 17 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
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Friday Jan 18 – Enigma, Adelaide
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Saturday Jan 19 – Amplifier, Perth
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Resist Records welcomes Recovery Room to its roster. Recovery Room is a Sydney-based emo / indie rock band that began in 2016 as a necessary outlet for frontman Dylan Mallia. At that time, the band consisted only of Mallia and guitarist Christian Saunders, both having previously played together in Sydney melodic hardcore band ‘Clipped Wings’. 

After an early 2017 self-release, the band permanently established a full lineup by adding bassist Dave Parker (of Sweater Season) and drummer Isaac Ross (of Above, Below). They spent the year playing locally around Sydney, whilst writing their first collection of music as a full band.
The result of this is ‘Wallflower’, a collection of nine angst-driven, introspective songs written about a range of personal experiences since the inception of the band. Further experimenting with their particular blend of indie rock styles, Wallflower dives further into a mix of simple melodic ideas meeting occasionally math rock-influenced guitar work. 

With the exception of drums, which was recorded with Chris Blancato at the helm, the majority of the record was recorded in a tiny Newtown bedroom. The mixing and mastering portion of the record was left to U.S.A-based producer Jack Shirley, previously of Comadre & Everybody Row, at his Oakland, California studio.

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Resist Records 20th Anniversary

Saturday December 15 Factory Theatre, Sydney
Last Nerve
Found My Direction
The Dead Walk!

Saturday December 15 Factory Floor, Sydney
Bare Bones

Tickets on sale Thursday October 4.


Resist Records welcomes Jacob to its roster. Despite being split between the two steel cities of New South Wales – Wollongong and Newcastle – the current incarnation of Jacob is tighter than ever before. With bassist Ruari Burns taking lead vocals for the first time, they look to redefine and reintroduce themselves with Show Me Some Passion: a catchy, energetic album filled genuine emotion and lyrics so romantic you’d swear they were singing the song just for you. 

Recorded at Newcastle’s Woodriver Studios, the album was produced by Aaron Dobos (Ceres, The Avalanches) and recorded by Joe Andersons, who worked with the band on their self-titled 2016 debut. The album also features the “oh so sweet” harmonies of Canberra band Moaning Lisa, as well as horns from local ska enthusiast Geoff Reid.

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Baltimore indie post-hardcore band Pianos Become the Teeth have announced Australian dates for 2019. Having toured Australia in 2017 with Luca Brasi and in 2013 with La Dispute, February 2019 sees the band headlining Australia for the first time.

With the recent release of their fourth full-length, Wait For Love follows 2014’s acclaimed Keep You. Lauded by Pitchfork as “captivating in its evocative detail” and “their best material yet” by Brooklyn Vegan.

Produced and engineered by Will Yip, Wait For Love shows the band reconciling their aggressive past with the atmospheric turns of Keep You. The album eschews stylistic traps in order to focus on songwriting and feels like a full-realization of what the band have hinted at in the past.

Tickets on sale September 13.

Friday Feb 15 – Crowbar, Brisbane
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Saturday Feb 16 – RAD, Wollongong
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Sunday Feb 17 – Lansdowne, Sydney
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Wednesday Feb 20 – Amplifier, Perth
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Thursday Feb 21 – Enigma, Adelaide
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Friday Feb 22 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
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