Tours in Brief: Die! Die! Die!, The Laurels, King Cannons, Angus Stone
Die! Die! Die! founding members Andrew Wilson and Michael Prain have been joined by bassist Michael Logie from The Mint Chicks to bring us their new album Harmony, the follow up to one of the best albums of 2010 Form.
According to the advance word (aka the press release) the new record Harmony “brings together the raw energy and emotion from their live shows, encapsulating savant pop elements with their DIY punk philosophy” and we’ll be able to judge for ourselves when the band hits Australia for a tour in August.
When we saw them back in 2010 FL’s reviewer in Sydney declared that “Die! Die! Die!’s art noise and shoegaze terror pop… showed how great intense music can be when played with passion, volume and creativity and reaffirmed how blissfully exciting live music can be.”
Die! Die! Die! Tour:
Wednesday 22nd August – The Great Northern, Newcastle
Thursday 23rd August- The Standard, Sydney
Friday 24th August – Yours & Owls, Wollongong
Saturday 25th August – Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne
Thursday 30th August – Oh Hello, Brisbane
Friday 31st August – Elsewhere, Gold Coast
Saturday 1st September – The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba
Sydney four-piece The Laurels will celebrate the release of their debut album Plains by loading up the Tarago and hitting the road this August and September. You may have seen the band supporting Band of Skulls, Pond, The Black Angels, Wooden Shjips, Swervedriver, Dead Meadow, Low and Tame Impala but this will be The Laurels first headline tour in a year.
“Plains is a punchy and auspicious debut offering, which quickly establishes the band’s dark shoegaze nuances and contagious alt-rock atmosphere. In comparison to the group’s 2011 EP Mesozoic, Plains is clearly focused on intricacy, tone, balance, structure and aesthetic.” – FL review.
The Laurels tour:
Saturday 11th August – The Tote, Melbourne
Friday 17th August – Beetle Bar, Brisbane
Saturday 25th August – Mojos, Perth
Saturday 1st September – The Annandale, Sydney
King Cannons have just returned home from sell out shows on their album launch tour across the East Coast and they’re already itching to get back on the road to play another run of shows.
This time out they’re bringing the similarly anthemic rockers All The Young all the way over from the UK to play their first Australian shows as the support set at the gigs (from Warrnambool onwards).
We recently spoke to King Cannons’ colourful frontman Luke Yeoward about the debut album, their influences and heroes as part of the FL Debut Album Series.
King Cannons tour:
Friday 24th August – Sol Bar, Maroochydore
Saturday 25th August – Gympie Muster Music Festival
Wednesday 29th August – The Loft, Warrnambool
Thursday 30th August – Jive Bar, Adelaide
Friday 31st August – The Bended Elbow, Geelong
Saturday 1st September – The Corner, Melbourne
Wednesday 5th September – The Patch, Wollongong
Thursday 6th September – Transit Bar, Canberra
Friday 7th September – The Annandale, Sydney
Saturday 8th September – Hotel Great Northern, Newcastle
Wednesday 12th September – Big Sound, Brisbane
Thursday 13th September – Big Sound, Brisbane
Friday 14th September – Miami Shark Bar, Gold Coast
Saturday 15th September – The Northern, Byron Bay
Angus Stone will be touring his new solo album Broken Brights in November.
Stone says that “For the people that have listened to Julia and I play for so long, I’m looking forward to handing it over to them so that they can create their own worlds & experiences with the writings. To play live as my own in front of those people, it’s going to be a different trail of gravel and gold, but none the less very exciting.”
He’ll be kicking of the album launch with a pair of dates later this month including his “first official live band performance” at Splendour and then hitting the road in earnest at the beginning of November.
Angus Stone tour:
Saturday 18th July – Barrenjoy High School, North Avalon
Sunday 29th July – Splendour In The Grass
Thursday 1st November – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Friday 2nd November – Level One Newcastle Leagues, Newcastle
Saturday 3rd November – Waves, Wollongong
Wednesday 7th November – Great Northern, Byron Bay
Friday 9th November – The Hi Fi, Brisbane
Saturday 10th November – Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast
Sunday 11th November – Lake Kawana Community Centre, Sunshine Coast
Saturday 17th November – TBA, Perth
Wednesday 21st November – Palace Theatre, Melbourne
Friday 23rd November – Ferntree Gully Hotel, Ferntree Gully
Saturday 24th November – Pier Live, Frankston
Wednesday 28th November – Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, Adelaide