Category: Featured News
Jun 25, 2019
As she continues making her mark on the live stage, Vera Blue today has delighted fans with the announcement of a 13-date tour, returning the artist to some of her favourite places in Australia as well as taking her to new regions never visited before.
‘The Way That You Love Me Tour’ will begin on Friday August 30th at the Snowtunes Music Festivalin Jindabyne then concluding on Sunday October 13th at Magnums Hotel in Airlie Beach. The tour will head to Newcastle, Perth, Adelaide, Launceston, Hobart, Geelong, Wollongong, Cairns andTownsville and for the first time, Vera Blue will perform in Wodonga, Coffs Harbour and Airlie Beach.Tickets to ‘The Way That You Love Me Tour’ go on sale Friday June 28th at 10AM local time fromhttps://www.verablue.com/tour
To add to the excitement, Vera Blue this morning teased out on Facebook a 41 second clip of new music from her forthcoming new single titled ‘The Way That You Love Me’, which is expected to drop in the coming weeks.
Vera Blue says of her upcoming tour, “I’m super excited to be coming to regional towns and venues that I haven’t been to before, as well as a couple of my favourite cities. Pumped to be bringing a new show featuring a few songs I’ve been working on recently. Thrilled to be bringing my good friend Alex The Astronaut on tour as well, will be good vibes with our tour fam.“
Recently, Vera Blue performed as the headline act at The Hills Are Alive Festival and was one of the highlight performances at the Big Pineapple Festival, Party in The Paddock, Zoo Twilights andTwilights at Taronga. At the start of the year she released the single ‘Like I Remember You’ teaming up for the first time with Julia Stone. The track was instantly added to triple j and used to promote Greenpeace’s ‘People vs Oil’ campaign. Invited to record for the prestigious Mahogany Sessions, Vera Blue released a stripped back version of her 2018 song ‘All The Pretty Girls’. She capped off 2018 with sold out shows across Australia, and the release of her Lady Powers Live At The Forum and the summery single ‘All The Pretty Girls’ which went on to be voted #26 on triple j’s hottest 100.
Vera Blue will be performing new music as well as songs from her #6 charting ARIA Album Perennial and breakthrough debut EP Fingertips. Joining the tour will be special guest Alex The Astronaut.
The Way That You Love Me Tour
With special guest Alex The Astronaut
Tickets on sale on Friday June 28th at 10AM local time
Fri 30 Aug – Snowtunes Music Festival – Jindabyne, NSW (18+)
Sat 31 Aug – The Cube – Wodonga, VIC (Lic/AA)
Sat 7 Sept – NEX – Newcastle, NSW (18+)
Sun 8 Sept – C.Ex Coffs – Coffs Harbour, NSW (18+)
Thurs 12 Sept – Astor Theatre – Perth, WA (Lic/AA)
Fri 13 Sept – HQ Complex – Adelaide, SA (Lic/AA)
Thurs 19 Sept – Saloon Bar – Launceston, TAS (18+)
Fri 20 Sept – Uni Bar – Hobart, TAS (18+)
Sat 21 Sept – Costa Hall – Deakin University – Geelong, VIC (Lic/AA)
Sat 5 Oct – Yours & Owls Festival – Wollongong, NSW (18+)
Fri 11 Oct – Brothers – Cairns, QLD (Lic/AA)
Sat 12 Oct – James Cook Uni Bar – Townsville, QLD (18+)
Sun 13 Oct – Magnums Hotel – Airlie Beach, QLD (18+)
Jun 7, 2019
With one foot dragging through the hazy past and the other dangling over the precipice of bad decisions, Polish Clubwelcomes you to their second album, Iguana. The long-awaited follow-up to their dashing debut arrives today, armed with some surprisingly different sonic weaponry.
Named in part for the infamous Kings Cross bar, where the only guaranteed upside was ending your night facedown, the Sydney duo’s hard-won sophomore suite boasts a more expansive, adventurous sound already showcased on lead-off singles ‘Clarity’ and ‘We Don’t Care’.
“Being in this band for 5 years, I think there’s less time for us to faff about. That’s why we put heaps of pressure on evolving the sound; we haven’t got time to bang out three similar albums,” says drummer John-Henry. “It’s the tightrope of doing what you do best and what attracted people to you in the first place, but expanding it and not rehashing old habits,” adds singer/guitarist Novak.
With sold-out national tours, a Hottest 100 single (‘Clarity’, #76) and a blossoming European fanbase, Polish Club had a banner year in 2018. So it stands to reason that they’d do a number on themselves, pushing their band to breaking point on a record that wrangles their expansive influences and crunches them down through sophisticated slabs of sound. “I never understood why bands struggle with second albums,” admits John-Henry. “But now I totally get it.”
This endurance test is echoed across the record’s searing 12 tracks, which once again utilise the dual talents of longtime producer, bass player and honorary third Polish Club member, Wade Keighran, helping the pair realise their wildest pop fantasies from within the confines of a rock and roll band.
Further proof in the pudding comes by way of the band’s latest video for ‘We Don’t Care.’ Recorded in a karaoke bar, the clip features a live vocal take from Novak as he gleefully approaches the band’s own track with the zealousness of an inebriated also-ran.
“There’s only so much we can do with [our original] palate. The constant of my voice and John’s drumming is way more freeing than if we were another band. We can still add to it and it sounds like us. It’s unmistakable. I’m 1000 times less precious about it now,” says Novak.
Welcome back to Iguana, the only place where you can move forward and back in time simultaneously. It’s just like you remember it, but now the hangover lasts days. As for Polish Club, they’re still here. A bit older, a bit more forgiving and about as louche as they were in 2005.
See you behind the bar.
Jun 2, 2018
Big congratulations to Vera Blue for selling out her Lady Powers tour.
Touring her latest ‘Power Ladies Remix EP’ and just finishing up on the Groovin The Moo festival, Vera Blue played to over 10,000 fans in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
May 19, 2018
Today Dan Sultan releases his new, collaborative EP Killer Under A Blood Moon. The special, 6-track EP is available today and features tracks from Sultan’s ARIA-Award nominated album Killer, reinterpreted by Dan and some of the brightest and most important names in Australian music right now – A.B. Original, Camp Cope, Gang of Youths’ Dave Le’aupepe and Meg Mac.
Recorded live at Red Moon Studios with close friend and producer Jan Skubiszewski, the EP is a testament to the respect Sultan garners in his peers, and adds to his already glowing catalogue of music. Leading up to its release, Sultan has shared a new song weekly with fans, including ‘Drover (Feat. Dave Le’aupepe)’, ‘Reaction (Feat. Meg Mac)’ and ‘Killer (Feat. Camp Cope)’. Each release has been accompanied by a live video from the studio.
The EP rounds off with two unheard glam-bent bonus tracks, ‘Pitchfork’ and ‘Coming Back’, which were written around the time the songs from Killer came to be.
Killer debuted at #5 on the ARIA Albums Chart and received three nominations at last year’s ARIA Awards. It featured on numerous Best Albums of 2017 lists, with lead single ‘Hold It Together’ nominated for APRA’s Song of the Year. It has also garnered Sultan a nomination for Best Independent Blues and Roots Album at this year’s AIR Awards, which will take place on July 26.
Sultan is currently in the midst of an extensive solo tour for Killer, which sees him stripping things back to basics – just himself, his piano and guitar – for an incredible 44 date theatre run nationwide. Limited tickets remain for select shows.
Killer Under A Blood Moonis available now – https://smarturl.it/KillerBloodMoon