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POLARIS “SPRING TOUR” 2018

After back to back sold out Australian tours in under 4 months, Polaris have announced their biggest Australian headlining tour to date. This November, Polaris will be back on the road hitting all major cities in Australia joined by The Devil Wears Prada, Gideon and Thornhill.

Tickets on sale from 10am this Thursday.

To coincide with the tour being announced, Polaris have also released a new music video for Dusk To Day. Watch “Dusk To Day” video

POLARIS “SPRING TOUR” 2018
with special guests THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, GIDEON & THORNHILL

THURSDAY 1 NOVEMBER CAPITOL, PERTH 18+
FRIDAY 2 NOVEMBER THE VALLEY DRIVE IN, BRISBANE 18+
SATURDAY 3 NOVEMBER METRO THEATRE, SYDNEY LIC AA
THURSDAY 8 NOVEMBER UNI BAR, ADELAIDE LIC AA
FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER 170 RUSSELL, MELBOURNE 18+

HOMESICK “TERRA NULLIUS” OUT SEPTEMBER 14

Emerging from Darug Country in Sydney’s west and comprised of former members of bands such as Persist, Civil War, Flame The Fire and Clipped Wings, Homesick are a band that proudly wear their influences and heritage on their sleeves while also forging a new sound. Standing on the shoulders of the giants of 2000’s melodic hardcore, Homesick are steering the sound in a new and exciting direction.

In an era of Australian hardcore that’s lacking bands with political messages, progressive thinking and raw emotive content, Homesick step in to fill that void covering a multitude of powerful subject matters that range from political commentary to personal issues and the struggles that Indigenous Australians face in modern society.

Homesick’s well received first LP “Won’t Let Go”, released in March of 2017 led to them sharing stages with bands such as Turnstile, Stick To Your Guns, Death By Stereo, Dangers, Mindsnare, Rebirth, Outright as well as a national tour with their close friends in Vices and Conveyor.

Barely more than one year later Homesick are back with another ferocious LP, “Terra Nullius”, produced by Jay Maas (Verse, Defeater, Bane, The Carrier).

No punches were held on this 11 track release that features the speed and melodic elements that Homesick are becoming notorious for. Filled with blisteringly raw tenacity, power and an increasingly important message, “Terra Nullius” continues to push the sounds we all grew up on, deeper into new territory.

Homesick “Terra Nullius” in stores September 14.

Pre order “Terra Nullius” now.

Listen to “Nura” on Spotify or YouTube.

TIGERS JAW AUSTRALIAN TOUR NOVEMBER 2018

Comprised of Ben Walsh and Brianna Collins, Tigers Jaw has gripped listeners and press across the globe with their candid compositions and alluring harmonies. spin sees Walsh and Collins trading off lead vocals which glow with sincerity on this collection of incredibly understated indie-pop classics. Their fifth full length marks a new chapter for the Scranton, Pennsylvania-based indie rock band for many reasons: Not only is it the first collection of songs that was completely written and recorded solely by Ben Walsh and Brianna Collins, but it was also the first time they had a full month in the studio without having to worry about outside responsibilities. Furthermore it’s the inaugural release on Atlantic Records’ new imprint Black Cement, a label spearheaded by the band’s longtime collaborator Will Yip who returned to the production helm for spin.

Tracks such as “Guardian,” “June,” and “Escape Plan” shine on spin, which follows Tigers Jaw’s 2014 critically adored LP, Charmer. “…The sound of a band bravely moving forward,” declared Pitchfork while Stereogum applauded Walsh and Collins’, “…soul-baring lyrical honesty,” adding, “Tigers Jaw are a revelation…” Profoundly personal and vibrantly textured, spin exhibits Walsh and Collins’ remarkable ability to capture the sentiments and complexities of a moment through melody and introspection.

November 2018 will see Tigers Jaw return to Australia, tickets on sale Thursday July 19.

TIGERS JAW AUSTRALIAN TOUR NOVEMBER 2018

Wed Nov 7 The Brightside, Brisbane
Tickets from Oztix outlets and www.oztix.com.au

Thur Nov 8 Small Ballroom, Newcastle
Tickets from Oztix outlets and www.oztix.com.au

Fri Nov 9 Wollongong Youth Centre, Wollongong AA
Tickets from Moshtix outlets and www.moshtix.com.au

Sat Nov 10 Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Tickets from Moshtix outlets and www.moshtix.com.au

Sun Nov 11 Red Rattler, Sydney AA
Tickets from Oztix outlets and www.oztix.com.au

Wed Nov 14 Amplifier, Perth
Tickets from Oztix outlets and www.oztix.com.au

Thu Nov 15 Enigma Bar, Adelaide
Tickets from Moshtix outlets and www.moshtix.com.au

Fri Nov 16 Phoenix Youth Centre, Melbourne AA
Tickets from Oztix outlets and www.oztix.com.au

Sat Nov 17 Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Tickets from cornerhotel.com

TEMPEST “SELF TITLED” EP OUT NOW

A Tempest can either be a destructive force or a creative fury against the abuse of humans, animals and the Earth. Humanity is at a turning point where we have the choice to fight or to stand by and watch the world burn. Change must happen and what better place to start than our hardcore scene.

Tempest is a band born out of the desire of five people, coming from backgrounds in activism, art and education, to use music as a tool in the fight against the destruction of our world. This band is the result of a combined love for music, animals and the environment that all members share.

Most of the band met through volunteering with the marine conservation organisation, Sea Shepherd, with the first Tempest riffs written aboard a ship amidst the waves, while campaigning to protect the oceans. Since then, with members spread out around the world, recordings and ideas started to bounce back and forth and songs started to take shape. Tempest’s sound is the result of many combined influences. From 90’s bands such as Earth Crisis, Trial and Indecision as well as more modern influences like Bane, Incendiary and Stick To Your Guns.

With members originating from all corners of the globe, and from bands such as Undying, To Kill, and Meatlocker, Tempest draws on the past to create a new sound. The band met to fine tune the songs and record an EP in Rome in December of 2017.

Tempest is now available on 7″ and on all digital platforms.

Buy or stream Tempest

PARKWAY DRIVE “REVERENCE” AUSTRALIAN TOUR

Parkway Drive have announced an Australian tour in support of their sixth studio LP, Reverence. Accompanying them on the seven date run will be American metalcore giants Killswitch Engage and fellow countrymen Thy Art Is Murder.

PARKWAY DRIVE “REVERENCE” AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2018
With very special guests Killswitch Engage and Thy Art Is Murder

Thu Oct 25- UC Refectory, Canberra
Tickets from Oztix.com.au

Fri Oct 26- Hordern Pavilion, Sydney Lic / AA
Tickets from Ticketek.com.au

Sat Oct 27- NEX, Newcastle
Tickets from Oztix.com.au

Sun Oct 28- Riverstage, Brisbane Lic / AA
Tickets from Ticketmaster.com.au

Fri Nov 02- Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne Lic / AA
Tickets from Ticketek.com.au

Sat Nov 03- Entertainment Centre, Adelaide Lic / AA
Tickets from Ticketek.com.au

Tue Nov 06- HBF Stadium, Perth Lic / AA
Tickets from Ticketmaster.com.au

Tickets on sale Thurs May 24

POLARIS “DUSK TO DAY” TOUR

Fresh off their sold out national tour playing their biggest headline shows to date in support of their latest release, The Mortal Coil and performing with seminal down-under heavy heroes Parkway Drive, Polaris have entered 2018 with the Australian metalcore torch held high in their hands. There’s no signs of slowing down as Polaris are thrilled to announce the ‘Dusk To Day’ regional tour in July with special guests, Sydney’s heavy five-piece, Justice For The Damned. Tickets on sale Thursday May 10 from polarisaus.oztix.com.au

‘DUSK TO DAY’ TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
JUSTICE FOR THE DAMNED

THURSDAY 12 JULY: BRISBANE HOTEL, HOBART (18+)
FRIDAY 13 JULY: BARWON CLUB, GEELONG (18+)
SATURDAY 14 JULY: PELLY BAR, FRANKSTON (18+)
SUNDAY 15 JULY: MOOROOLBARK COMMUNITY CENTRE, MOOROOLBARK (ALL AGES)
FRIDAY 20 JULY: THE BASEMENT, CANBERRA (18+)
SATURDAY 21 JULY: CAMBRIDGE HOTEL, NEWCASTLE (18+)
SUNDAY 22 JULY: CARMENS NIGHTCLUB, MIRANDA (18+)
FRIDAY 27 JULY: SOLBAR, SUNSHINE COAST (18+)
SATURDAY 28 JULY: SHARK BAR, GOLD COAST (18+)

POWER TRIP AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2018

Power Trip executes music with raw energy. They’ve trimmed the fat on every reference they pull from – whether that’s Hardcore, Metal or Punk – to make music that actually cuts in 2018. Hailing from Dallas, the band have toured the world relentlessly for years. Their musical proficiency, perfect song structure, rich tones, fierce riffs, delivery and collective attitude has seeded them as one of today’s most prolific acts in any astute or heavy genre. Power Trip boldly surprise their broad fan base by performing alongside less obvious artists – closing the gap that in 2018’s social climate desperately needs to be filled. One month you can catch them playing with Title Fight, Merchandise or Big Freedia, the next you can catch them on a long tour with Napalm Death or Anthrax. They’re a powerful storm of aggression, gaining more and more momentum with true, honest spirit.

Nightmare Logic has taken Power Trip’s classic Exodus-meets-Cro-Mags sound to new places. With hooks and tightness rivaling greats like Pantera or Pentagram and production by the esteemed Arthur Rizk, Nightmare Logic punishes fans not only sonically but with pure songwriting skill. The sophomore release and second on Southern Lord Records, raises the bar and pushes Power Trip to new extremes. Since 2013’s Manifest Decimation, the band admits they’ve not only gotten better at their instruments, but have also reinvented their songwriting process into a more nuanced and clever system. The shift shows on this record and does so without losing any of the aggression so essential to the band.

Touring the world on Nightmare Logic, Power Trip will play to scenes much further outside the bubble of contemporary underground punk music than any other current band, all while pushing the envelope of the modern punk ethos. This September the band makes their maiden voyage to Australia, tickets on sale May 9.

Power Trip Australian Tour 2018

Fri Sept 21 – Crowbar, Brisbane
Tickets from oztix.com.au

Sat Sept 22 – Bald Faced Stag, Sydney
Tickets from moshtix.com.au

Sun Sept 23 – Basement, Canberra
Tickets from oztix.com.au

Wed Sept 26 – Amplifier, Perth
Tickets from oztix.com.au

Thur Sept 27 – Enigma Bar, Adelaide
Tickets from moshtix.com.au

Fri Sept 28 – Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne
Tickets from bendigohotel.com.au

PARKWAY DRIVE “REVERENCE” OUT NOW

Reverence, the sixth studio album from Parkway Drive, is available in stores and on streaming services now. Reverence is the most sonically adventurous and emotionally intense effort yet from the Byron Bay-based five-piece.

Produced by longtime Parkway Drive sound engineer George Hadjichristou, Reverence arrives as the follow-up to 2015’s IRE—Parkway Drive’s most hugely successful album to date and a major force in boosting their ever-growing worldwide following. In addition to broadening the band’s sonic palette, Reverence offers up some of Parkway Drive’s most devastating songs yet.

BETTER HALF “MAYBE I WAS WRONG” EP OUT MAY 11

Melbourne alt-rock quintet Better Half have announced their highly anticipated debut EP ‘Maybe I Was Wrong’ to be released May 11 via Resist Records. To coincide with the announcement, the band have given listeners the first taste of the release with a music video for ‘Rest Your Head

Forming in 2015 as a side project of Thornhill guitarist, Matt Van Duppen (guitar) and Belle Haven guitarist, Chris Vernon (vocals), Better Half have been slowly making a name for themselves in the Melbourne alternative rock/emo scene off the back of their first two singles, ‘Reasons To Leave’ and ‘Mourn’. 

After their full lineup was completed, the band went on to support the likes of Citizen, Turnover, Touché Amore, Being As An Ocean and more during 2015-2017. Better Half began writing and recording their long awaited debut 7″ EP ‘Maybe I Was Wrong’ through most of 2017 which is finally set to be released via Resist Records on May 11. The EP was entirely self-produced by Van Duppen and Vernon, with Chris also engineering, mixing and mastering the release. 

Pre Order “Maybe I Was Wrong”.