Wunderkind

Posted in Uncategorized on May 15, 2012 by speakertv

This is such exciting news!

The Mushroom Group are excited to announce a new joint venture partnership with Michael Parisi and his boutique recording company Wunderkind. Wunderkind will join the Mushroom Group’s existing collective of labels; Liberation Music, Illusive Sounds, Ivy League, I Oh You and international arm Liberator Music, further cementing the reputation as the most prominent and largest independent collective of music labels in Australasia.

The first artists to be released as part of this new joint venture are Melbourne songstress Owl Eyes and exciting new 4 piece sister-rockers, Stonefield.

Owl Eyes – aka Brooke Addamo- new single ‘Crystalised’ recently premiered on Triple J and is already creating a buzz across the globe. The ‘Crystalised’ EP due for release on May 11th – and the tour of the same name, which kicks off a week later precedes what is going to be a watershed year for the acclaimed young singer- song writer. With a debut album due in September, expect to hear a lot more about Owl Eyes in the coming months.

Another Triple J favorite, Stonefield have been widely touted as “one of the bands to watch in 2012!”. Coming off a sold out national single tour, their new EP ‘Bad Reality’ is set for a May 18th release and notably, the girls boast Australia’s first ever interactive music video. Check out the “Bad Reality’ clip at; http://www.stonefield.com.au

Owl Eyes and Stonefield join an elite roster of local artists including The Temper Trap, Snakadaktal, Bliss n Eso, Lanie Lane, The Rubens, World’s End Press, DZ Deathrays, Cloud Control, Husky, Deep Sea Arcade, Diafrix, Bleeding Knees Club, Josh Pyke, TZU and many more.

STONEFIELD ‘BAD REALITY’ EP OUT FRIDAY 18 MAY

OWL EYES ‘ CRYSTALISED’ EP OUT FRIDAY 11 MAY

Information courtesy of Mushroom Group Promotions.

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360

Posted in Uncategorized on May 15, 2012 by speakertv

Picture courtesy of 360 website.

For 360 busy is an understatement, with the popular musician preparing for the ‘Flying Tour’.

With a practically SOLD OUT NATIONAL TOUR under his belt Six hit the road over the weekend as the mostly sold out GROOVIN’ THE MOO festivals kicked off. Marked as the FESTIVAL SHOW STOPPER Sixty graced the front cover of the TOWNSVILLE BULLETIN yesterday in the aftermath of his outstanding performance the day before. Noted as having the largest crowds of the festival so far 360 treated punters at BENDIGO and TOWNSVILLE to electrifying performances that his army around the country screaming for the festival to roll into their town so they can get a taste of the man they call Six.

The whirlwind doesn’t stop there; only days before heading off on GROOVIN’ THE MOO Sixty jetted back into Australia after spending two weeks in the UK. Six spent his time abroad meeting with producers and commencing work on his new album. He also played his very FIRST UK SHOW at Camden’s Barfly to a SOLD OUT crowd filled with his UK army.

All that is left to say is that if you were planning on catching 360 on his upcoming ‘FLYING TOUR’ you better grab your tickets stat, as by the end of the week they’ll all be gone!

Channel [V], New World Artists and Crucial Music present

360 – ‘THE FLYING TOUR’
JUNE 2012
With HERMITUDE* & BAM BAM
Special Guest – GOSSLING
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

FRI JUNE 08 – Waves, Wollongong NSW **18+** SOLD OUT
SAT JUNE 09 – Come Together Festival, Sydney NSW **Licensed/All Ages** SOLD OUT
SUN JUN 10 – The HiFi, Brisbane QLD **18+** SOLD OUT
MON JUN 11 – The HiFi, Brisbane QLD 12:00 – 3:30 pm **U18** SOLD OUT
MON JUN 11 – The HiFi, Brisbane QLD 8:00pm **18+** 2ND & FINAL SHOW
THU JUN 14 – The HiFi, Melbourne VIC **18+** 2ND & FINAL SHOW

FRI JUN 15 – The HiFi, Melbourne VIC **18+** SOLD OUT
SAT JUN 16 – Pier Live, Frankston VIC 1:00 – 5:00 pm **U18** SOLD OUT
SAT JUN 16 – Pier Live, Frankston VIC **18+**
SUN JUNE 17 – The HiFi, Melbourne VIC 12:00 – 3:30 pm **U18** SOLD OUT
WED JUNE 20 – The Gov, Adelaide SA **Licensed All Ages** SOLD OUT
THU JUNE 21 – The Gov, Adelaide SA **Licensed All Ages** SOLD OUT
FRI JUNE 22 – Villa, Perth WA **18+** SOLD OUT
SAT JUNE 23 – Astor Theatre, Perth WA 1:00 – 5:00 pm **U18** SOLD OUT
SAT JUNE 23 – Villa, Perth WA **18+** 2ND & FINAL SHOW
SUN JUNE 24 – Astor Theatre, Perth WA 1:00 – 5:00 pm **U18** SOLD OUT
FRI JUNE 29 – The Metro, Sydney NSW **18+** SOLD OUT
with SPIT SYNDICATE & BAM BAM

*HERMITUDE NOT APPEARING AT THE METRO.

Information courtesy of Crucial Music.

JONATHAN BOULET + KINDNESS (UK) + TOM VEK (UK)

Posted in Uncategorized on May 4, 2012 by speakertv


Picture courtesy of Everguide.

We love the great people at Modular, because they encourage amazing artists like this and bring them together for our merriment.

This coming May, Modular are flying out two of their brightest young things from the UK to premiere their live show to an Australian audience for the very first time, alongside an act set to release one of the year’s breakthrough records.

Tom Vek and Kindness will be making their debut voyage across the pond joining Jonathan Boulet for a mouth-watering triple bill.

After a 5-year hiatus, in 2011 Tom Vek followed up his acclaimed debut LP ‘We have Sound’ with album #2. Spawning the singles ‘Someone Loves You’ and ‘Aroused’, ‘Leisure Seizure’ has seen a great return to form from the multi-instrumentalist Brit and it’s a real treat to have finally wooed T.V down under for the first time.

Meanwhile, Kindness is the recorded work of Adam Bainbridge and bears the fingerprints of no specific scene, no particular country, no certain era. It’s pop music but it’s slippery and enigmatic, sounds slick yet underground. Critics are calling Adam “The new Prince of bedroom pop” (Mojo) and his debut album ‘World, You Need A Change In Mind’ (co-produced with the Grammy Award winner Phillipe Zdar – Cassius / Cut Copy / Phoenix) has been winning fans the world over including tastemakers Erol Alkan, The Chemical Brothers and Soulwax since its release in March. One hugely successful SXSW later and we’re now EVEN MORE excited to see this emerging star at work. New single ‘House’ is out now.

Completing the triology is homegrown hero Jonathan Boulet. ‘This Song is Called Ragged’ is the current single taken from his forthcoming album – ‘We Keep The Beat, Found The Sound, See The Need, Start The Heart’ [out 8 June] and follows the Triple J approved pre-single ‘Trounce’. Jono will be swapping the Opera House for the Tower of London straight after the tour as he jets off to Europe for a 2-week blitz. X-FM’s Mary-Anne Hobbs is calling the record her “album of the year”, so with that kind of heat it looks set to be a big 12 months ahead for the Sydney man.

So, here’s the information you need to make sure you get your hands on the hottest ticket in town!

The east coast tour kicks off at The Hi Fi, Melbourne [24 May], before taking over Brisbane hotspot The Bowler Bar & Tempo Hotel [25 May] for a special 2-leveled all night affair. The Modular marathon concludes in fine style at Sydney’s Opera House [26 May], with an exclusive performance as part of contemporary music and arts festival Vivid Live. After the honour of curating the entire line-up for last year’s Vivid event, Modular boss Stephen Pavlovic has again assembled an inspiring bill reflecting the current crop of talent coming through the Modular Records stable.

Tickets are now on sale!

Thu 24 May – The Hi Fi, Melbourne http://www.moshtix.com.au

Fri 25 May – The Bowler Bar & Tempo Hotel, Brisbane http://www.oztix.com.au / http://www.moshtix.com.au

Sat 26 May – Opera House [Studio], Sydney http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/tickets

Information courtesy of Modular press release

The Ruminaters

Posted in Uncategorized on May 4, 2012 by speakertv


Picture courtesy of blahblahscience.com

Have a listen and then read on

If you found yourself raucously singing along to lyrics you aren’t yet familiar with, then you are going to want to know more about The Ruminaters . That was their latest track ‘Timmy’ which was released on 9 March this year. It was the first song written by the band and tells the tale of a misunderstood character who is chased out of town due to his necrophilic actions.

The Ruminaters are a collaborative four piece that play “beatnik, barnyard, hillbilly swamp rock”. With varied influences from The White Stripes and Black lips to The Strokes and the Clash, The Ruminaters play feel good tunes with an energetic and nostalgic feel.

Since their formation in 2010, The Ruminaters have gained a strong reputation for their reckless and rowdy live sets, with Triple J and indie community radio showing great support for their single ‘Deadstuff’.

The Ruminaters are set for a busy 2012 with continuous recording and touring planned – watch this space and keep an ear out for that jangling soulful rock.

http://www.facebook.com/TheRuminaters

World’s End Press – ‘Second Day Uptown’

Posted in Uncategorized on April 25, 2012 by speakertv


Picture courtesy of thelastbeatniks.com

Liberation Music’s most recent signing, World’s End Press will unveil their new single Second Day Uptown on April 30.

Recorded with Dan Whitford (of Cut Copy) at an inner-city warehouse in Melbourne and mixed in LA by Tony Hoffer (The Temper Trap, Phoenix, M83), Second Day Uptown is an utterly infectious, totally danceable avant-pop gem.

In the words of singer/ guitarist John Parkinson, Second Day Uptown is about ‘living in the city, assimilating and forgetting who you used to be’.

The first cut from the Melbourne band’s debut album to be released later in the year, it promises exciting things to come.

Written up in NME three times to date (including their 100 New Bands You Have to Hear issue earlier in the year) and adored by blogs, World’s End Press are a band to keep on your radar in 2012.

The boys are a favourite of festival goers the nation over, renowned for their wild, unbridled shows. They have crossed the country several times, performing at Splendour in the Grass, Falls, Laneway, Golden Plains, Southbound and the St Kilda Festival. They have shared the stage with the likes of Primal Scream, Cut Copy, !!!, Little Red and Metronomy.

In 2010 World’s End Press released two singles, Only The Brave and Golden Child, along with an EP, Faithful. All three songs received a plethora of community radio support with Faithful also much-loved by Triple J.

Now they bring us their newest offering Second Day Uptown – keep an eye (and an ear) out for it from next Monday.

‘SECOND DAY UPTOWN’ OUT APRIL 30 THROUGH LIBERATION MUSIC

Check out our interview with World’s End Press here
http://speakertv.com.au/video/worldsendpress

Information courtesy of Liberation Music

Jack White Australian sideshows

Posted in Uncategorized on April 24, 2012 by speakertv

Rock luminary JACK WHITE will be performing two headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney this July to showcase material from his much anticipated solo debut Blunderbuss (out 20 April through Sony).

Undoubtedly one of the world’s most prolific artists to emerge in the past fifteen years, Jack White has helmed some of the world’s most venerable musical outfits including The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather.

The multitalented musician, eminent producer and successful label owner has taken home nine Grammys in seven different categories, proving his versatility and prowess within all endeavours. Blunderbuss is no exception.

The first single ‘Love Interruption’ from his most recent endeavour was quickly devoured and doted upon, as was follow up track ‘Sixteen Saltines’, leaving critics and fans hungry for more:

“Reminiscent of deeper cuts on the last few White Stripes albums, “Love Interruption” is an unusual but tantalizing lead track… Like the recent material from his other bands – and its title — “Love Interruption” leaves you lusting for more.” – BILLBOARD

“…This project is designed to be bigger than anything he’s done since the Stripes. Even more importantly than this, I’ve heard it three times and I can’t get a second of it out of my head.” – NME

Jack White’s live show only adds to the sense of awe and reverence felt toward the Nashville resident. Those who made it into the showcase of White’s label Third Man Records during SXSW were treated to revamped hits as well as new material, all of which Australian fans can look forward to:

“What could have been White simply showcasing his new songs turned into a two-part, two-hour party featuring several White Stripes classics as well as tunes from his other projects the Raconteurs and his cinematic Danger Mouse/Daneile Luppi collaboration, Rome….proving yet again that he’s an able, commanding helmsman no matter what ship he’s steering.” – VARIETY

“A 90-minute set, which was easily the best live performance this writer has ever seen him play (White Stripes, Raconteurs, and Dead Weather all included)…Each song exploded to form a dazzling wall of sound, a level of intensity and vigor and perfection obtained by only the greats.” – CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

Australia’s favourite rockabilly darling LANIE LANE will be joining Jack White on tour, having received his endorsement in the early stages of her career when she took him up on his offer to produce and release the single ‘Aint Hungry’ for Third Man Records.

Lanie Lane has since performed sold out shows of her own across the country and her debut album To The Horses (out now through Ivy League) has gained her devoted fans of her own upon its release late last year.

JACK WHITE with special guest LANIE LANE
Frontier Members pre-sale via http://www.frontiertouring.com/jackwhite

From 12noon AEST, Thursday 26 April – 12noon AEST, Friday 27 April

General public on sale from 9am local time, Tuesday 1 May

Wed 25 July Festival Hall, Melbourne, VIC All Ages (licensed/unlicensed)

Ticketmaster http://www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100

Thu 26 July Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, NSW All Ages

Ticketek http://www.ticketek.com.au or 132 849

Information courtesy of Mushroom Group Promotions

Hilltop Hoods announce national tour

Posted in Uncategorized on April 23, 2012 by speakertv

A lover or hater of hip hop – Hilltop Hoods have a special place in all of our hearts. Once underdogs of the Australian music scene, Hilltop Hoods keep rising to new heights! To celebrate the release of their new album Drinking From The Sun, the group are heading out on a national tour.

“Speaking In Tongues” National Australian Album Tour

Australia’s acclaimed HILLTOP HOODS are hitting the road this coming winter for one of the year’s most highly anticipated tours. Supporting the recent release of their #1 Platinum album, ‘Drinking From The Sun’, the Hoods begin their National tour (their only headline tour for 2012) on Thursday the 28th of June. ‘Drinking From The Sun’ was certified Gold on first day of release and reached Platinum status the following week. It also retained the #1 spot on the ARIA charts for 2 weeks, dislodging Adele from the top position. ‘Drinking From The Sun’, HILLTOP HOODS 6th studio album, featured as ‘JJJ Album Of The Week’ and the double Platinum hit single ‘I Love It Feat. Sia’ took over the airwaves across the country as they supported Eminem and performed on the 2012 BDO tour.

‘Still at the top of their game…9/10’ (JJJ Mag)

“Drinking From The Sun” is another home run from the undisputed masters of Australian Hip Hop.’ (Inpress)

‘Australian Hip Hop trail blazers deliver goods again…’ (Rolling Stone)

‘This offering is another jewel in the crown’ (The Australian)

‘This album – so massive in vision, so steeped in hooks – already plays like a classic’ (The Vine)
Undertaking their first headline tour since 2009, HILLTOP HOODS will be performing tracks off their new album alongside fan favourites from ‘State of the Art’, ‘The Hard Road’ and ‘The Calling’. Holding down the main support slot on the national tour is Sydney crew HORRORSHOW. This two-man outfit is one of the country’s most promising Hip Hop acts, with two albums, an ARIA nomination, sold-out national tours and festivals under their belt all before they hit 23 years of age. Without any ‘hit’ singles, HORRORSHOW have built a huge support base as well as gaining critical acclaim for their sharp lyricism and hard hitting production. BRIGGS, a young talented emcee hailing from Shepparton, will also be joining this high calibre line up. Since dropping his debut album ‘The Blacklist’, on HILLTOP HOODS very own label GOLDEN ERA RECORDS; BRIGGS has been a staple on the local Hip Hop touring circuit. While supporting countless local and international artists BRIGGS has been hard at work on his highly anticipated sophomore album, which is scheduled for release later this year.

Continuing to rewrite the Hip Hop rulebook, HILLTOP HOODS look forward to sharing their new chapter with supporters across the country as they hit the road this winter on the Speaking In Tongues National tour.

TICKETS ON SALE 12 NOON MONDAY 30th APRIL

Thursday 28th June – Plantation Hotel – 18+ – COFFS HARBOUR
Ticket Info: Tickets at the venue (02) 6652 3855 or http://www.oztix.com.au 1300 762 545

Park Beach Music (02) 6652 33725, Coopers Surf Australia (02) 6652 6369

Friday 29th June – Eatons Hill Hotel – Lic/AA – BRISBANE
(All persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult)

Ticket Info: http://www.eatonshill.com.au or http://www.oztix.com.au 1300 762 545

Friday 27th July – Adelaide Entertainment Centre – Lic/AA – ADELAIDETicket Info: http://www.ticketek.com.au 132 849

Saturday 28th July – Splendour in The Grass – Lic/AA – BYRON BAY
Ticket Info: http://www.splendourinthegrass.com or http://www.moshtix.com.au 1300 438 849

(Tickets on sale 9am AEST Friday 27 April 2012)

Saturday 4th August – Hordern Pavilion – Lic/AA – SYDNEY
Ticket Info: http://www.ticketek.com.au, 132 849

Thursday 9th August – Ballarat Uni – 18+ – BALLARAT
Ticket Info: http://www.oztix.com.au 1300 762 545, http://www.ticketek.com.au 132 849

New Generation Clothing (03) 5333 2444 26 Doveton St, Ballarat

Friday 10th August – Kay St Entertainment Complex – 18+ – TRARALGONTicket Info: Tickets at the venue (03) 5176 0464 or http://www.oztix.com.au 1300 762 545

Saturday 11th August – City Hall – Lic/AA – HOBARTTicket Info: http://www.oztix.com.au 1300 762 545 or

Ruffcut Hobart (03) 6234 8600, 33 Elizabeth St Mall, Hobart

Centertainment Hobart (03) 6234 5998, 53 Elizabeth St Mall, Hobart

Mojo Music Launceston (03) 6334 5677, 81 Brisbane St, Launceston

Red Hot CD’s Devonport (03) 6424 9816, 10 – 12 Edward St, Devonport

Collectors Corner Burnie (03) 6431 6616, 37 Wilson St, Burnie

Wednesday 15th August – Station Resort – 18+ – JINDABYNETicket Info: http://www.thestation.net.au (02) 6451 4800 or http://www.moshtix.com.au 1300 438 849,

http://www.oztix.com.au 1300 762 545

Perisher tickets Jindabyne – (02) 6459 4498 – Shop 1/3 Nuggets Crossing

Perisher tickets Perisher – (02) 6459 4418 c/o- Guest services counter

Friday 17th August – Challenge Stadium – Lic/AA – PERTH
Ticket Info: 136 100 http://www.ticketmaster.com.au

Saturday 18th August – North West Festival– Lic/AA – PORT HEDLAND
Ticket Info: http://www.moshtix.com.au 1300 438 849

(Tickets will go on sale at 9AM on Thursday 10th May)

Friday 24th August – Setts – 18+ – MILDURA
Ticket Info: http://www.oztix.com.au 1300 762 545

Saturday 25th August – Festival Hall – Lic/AA – MELBOURNE
Ticket Info: 136 100 http://www.ticketmaster.com.au

Sunday 26th August – New Albury Hotel – 18+ – ALBURY
Ticket Info: Tickets at the venue (02) 6021 3599 or http://www.oztix.com.au 1300 762 545

Information courtesy of Universal Music