Riding high on an unstoppable wave of recent success, LANY, LA’s finest purveyors of intergenerational alternative music, return to Australia for three huge capital city shows in 2018. Their debut self-titled album, released in June last year, was the highest charting debut album on the Billboard Charts in 2017, and if last year’s Splendour in the Grass set is anything to go by, these will be some of the hottest tickets around.
A buzz band from the very beginning, LANY (standing for Los Angeles New York) kicked off in 2014 when Paul Klein, Les Priest and Jake Goss folded their respective musical dreams into one unifying vision. Utilising an ancient laptop and a wealth of ideas, they put together a few cuts of irresistibly smooth synth-pop in the vein of Phoenix and Glass Animals; glowing with charm and melody.
On a whim, they uploaded two of these tracks; Hot Lights and Walk Away, onto SoundCloud, hoping for a couple of clicks. What eventuated was an extraordinary torrent of hype. Audiences fell hard for Klein’s breathy vocal style and direct lyricisms as well as the beds of gorgeous, flowing pop that framed them. It wasn’t long before both tunes started racking up millions of Spotify streams, establishing LANY as a band on the rise.
Since then, these three maestros’ have made it their mission to continually feed their increasingly rabid fan base, constantly releasing new music and dropping slick videos.
LANY’s singles ILYSB, yea, babe no way, Good Girls, WHERE THE HELL ARE MY FRIENDS have clocked up a staggering 17 million collective views on YouTube, with their latest release Super Far gaining over a whopping 10 million views within the space of only a few months. The success of these releases has led them to perform on Late Night with Seth Meyers and share the stage with pop sensation Halsey.
After wrapping up a huge 2017 with over 135 shows in more than 28 countries, LANY are gearing up for their biggest year yet, with upcoming performances at US festivals Coachella and Governor’s Ball, along with their upcoming trip down under which is sure to be hugely anticipated by their army of followers.
Secret Sounds Present LANY 2018 TOUR With special guests
PRESALE: 9AM FRI 12 JAN – 8AM MON 15 JAN, LOCAL TIME GP ONSALE: 9AM MON 15 JAN, LOCAL TIME
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FRI 23 MAR THE TRIFFID BRISBANE ALL AGES
SAT 24 MAR MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE MELBOURNE ALL AGES
Currently playing to full houses in the US, following a sold out European and UK tour, Angus & Julia Stone announce the extension of their 2018 Australian metro dates to a huge nationwide run through regional centres in April and May. Joining them on the road as special guest is powerhouse Melbourne singer-songwriter Angie McMahon, with her bold vocals and beautiful guitar tones.
Unveiled in September, the Stones’ latest album Snow is the latest in a body of work dating all the way back to 2006, when Angus & Julia first emerged from Sydney’s Northern Beaches with their signature harmonies and ethereal song craft. Recorded in Angus’ Byron Bay cottage, Snow is the first album written entirely in collaboration – a process initiated by producer Rick Rubin while working on the pair’s 2014 self-titled record.
On release, Snow rocketed straight to number 2 on the ARIA Albums Chart, becoming the duo’s fourth consecutive top 5 album in the process – a remarkable achievement in this constantly shifting musical landscape. The record was also hand picked as triple j’s feature album and has charted worldwide, hitting the top 20 in the US, UK, France, Switzerland and New Zealand.
Latest single Chateau has struck a special chord with audiences around the world, proving a real highlight of their live shows and racking up over 2.5 million video views. View HERE. The narrative is played out by leading Australian actors Courtney Eaton, who starred in Mad Max Fury Road, and Dacre Montgomery, who stars as ‘Billy’ in the Netflix hit series ‘Stranger Things 2’.
It continues to grow each week and has cracked the Top 50 ARIA streaming chart (one of only three Australian acts in the chart) and it has now chalked up over 12 million streams worldwide on Spotify alone.
In a highlight for fans and triple J listeners, Angus & Julia unveil the video for new track Cellar Door, as premiered on Nylon.
Angus says, “Cellar Door was written after our grandfather’s funeral. I was laying around the pool with mates, drinking rum with dime bags. It’s cool how the video is kinda like a mirror of that experience…old comrades celebrating the fallen, and the good stuff that comes with heading into the golden hour at an old Irish pub. It was good fun to shoot.”
Angus & Julia Stone are set to take Snow across the country on an extensive regional tour in 2018. They will perform in every state and territory, visiting Rockhampton, Darwin, Bendigo, Launceston, Fremantle and everywhere in between. This expansive new set of dates is in addition to already announced city shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and follows a sold out national tour on album release.
Secret Sounds & Live Nation Presents by arrangement of WME Supported by triple j
ANGUS & JULIA STONE 2018 AUSTRALIAN TOUR EXTRA SHOWS ADDED NATIONALLY! With special guest Angie McMahon PRE-SALES: 9AM FRIDAY 24 NOVEMBER – 8AM MONDAY 27 NOVEMBER (LOCAL TIME) GENERAL SALES: 9AM MONDAY 27 NOVEMBER (LOCAL TIME)
Lana Del Rey announces that she’ll be taking her new album, Lust For Life, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, on the road for a highly-anticipated Australian tour. LA TO THE MOON will kick off in Brisbane on 29th March, before heading to Melbourne and Sydney.
A Secret Soundspresale for the tour will begin at 9am AEDT on Friday, 23 October for Sydney and 5pm AEDT on Friday, 23 October for Brisbane and Melbourne. Tickets go on sale to the public on Monday, 23 October at secretsounds.com at 11am AEDT.
Lust for Life showcases singles such as Love, Lust For Life, Coachella – Woodstock On My Mind, Summer Bummer, and Groupie Love and features collaborations with The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, Playboi Carti, Stevie Nicks, and Sean Lennon.Lust for Life is available to purchase and stream now on all partners globally.
Secret Sounds Present LANA DEL REY LA TO THE MOON TOUR AUSTRALIA 2018 With special guests SYDNEY PRE-SALES: 9am AEDT Fri 20 Oct until 9am AEDT Mon 23 Oct BRISBANE & MELBOURNE PRE-SALES: 5pm AEDT Fri 20 Oct until 9am AEDT Mon 23 Oct GENERAL SALES: 11am AEDT Mon 23 Oct
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Crisp and fresh as the Snow that frames their latest record, Angus & Julia Stone have quickly announced a 2018 Australian tour in the wake of their 2017 dates selling out in record time. As new singles ‘Chateau’ and ‘Snow’ seep slowly and beautifully into our national consciousness, the softly spoken siblings fourth studio effort is shooting up the charts with a huge ARIA debut at #2, a feature album on triple j and over 9 million streams collectively between the two lead singles on Spotify! The duo will perform at metro venues in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in April and May next year.
Having grown up coated in the sun soaked sand of Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Angus & Julia Stone are no strangers to the delights of an Australian summer. Their tunes have always carried that unmistakable sepia glare to them; sending Angus’ smooth alto and Julia’s more wistful soprano into the top 10 of the ARIA charts for all four of their records to date. ‘Big Jet Plane’, ‘Heart Beats Slow’,‘And The Boys’ and many more have made the jump from festival favourites to bona fide classics.
In contrast to this Vitamin D dependency, Snow has actually been a crucial element in the Stone story. Developing an affinity for colder climates, the thermal lyrics and melodies of their latest release have been embraced by listeners (‘Snow’ hitting the #1 spot for most played on triple j), described as “Mellow gold” by News Ltd. Angus & Julia Stone are getting set to treat their legion of adoring fans to a dreamy live rendition of Snowand its unmistakable magic.
Watch their latest music video for ‘Chateau’, starring Australian actors Courtney Eaton, who starred most recently in Mad Max Fury Road, and Dacre Montgomery, who featured in Power Rangers and is the new lead in Stranger Things season 2. Set against the stunning backdrop of Mexico, it’s all about exploring those exquisite road trip vibes.
Tickets to the 2017 Snow tour sold-out nationally in record time! For all of those disappointed fans, now is your chance to see all of your new favourite songs live – make sure you get in quick! Get ready for general ticket sales kicking off at 11am next Wednesday or sign-up for pre-sale access via Secret Sounds.
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ANGUS & JULIA STONE 2018 AUSTRALIAN TOUR With special guests
PRE-SALES: 9AM TUESDAY 17 OCTOBER – 8AM WEDNESDAY 18 OCTOBER (AEDT) GENERAL SALES: 9AM WEDNESDAY 18 OCTOBER (AEDT) Sign up to the Secret Sounds mailing list for pre-sale access secretsounds.com
SAT 28 APR EATONS HILL HOTEL BRISBANE QLD
SAT 12 MAY HORDERN PAVILION SYDNEY NSW
SAT 19 MAY FESTIVAL HALL MELBOURNE VIC
Angus & Julia Stone Snow OUT NOW via EMI Music Australia
Massive Line-up Of Supports Announced for Brisbane Festival Riverstage Show
Tickets On Sale NOW via secretsounds.com New Album Truth Is A Beautiful Thing – Out Now via Dew Process / UMA
Today Secret Sounds and Brisbane Festival announce a killer line-up of special guests for their marquee music event; a curated outdoor concert at the beautiful Riverstage on Saturday, September 23. The massive all ages show headlined by London Grammar just got a whole lot bigger, with support from international act James Vincent McMorrow as well as local Australian acts, The Kite String Tangle, Mansionair and Wafia.
Dublin-born singer/songwriter, James Vincent McMorrow stunned audiences last year when he performed at the 2016 Splendour In The Grass festival. He returned to the country earlier this year to perform five sold-out headline shows across the country where he showcased material from his heralded album, We Move. The likes of The Music declared of his Sydney Opera House performance “McMorrow’s voice is literally breath-taking… The Irish artist’s performance of ‘Surreal’, under one spotlight, literally shuts the entire room up and receives a standing ovation… Not only are we happy, we are left wondering if there will be a more moving live show in 2017 than this?”
Now armed with material from his most recent release True Care, the folk star, turned r’n’b maestro will bring his majestic voice as well as hit songs like ‘Higher Love,’ ‘We Don’t Eat,’ ‘Get Low,’ and ‘Rising Water’ back to Brisbane this September.
Fresh from releasing his stunning debut self-titled album (which hit #1 on iTunes’ Electronic chart) and playing an awe-inspiring set at this year’s Splendour In The Grass, The Kite String Tangle has returned in stellar fashion. It didn’t take long for the ARIA nominatedartist’s 2013 breakthrough single ‘Given The Chance’ to reach Gold sales in Australia. Hit singles ‘Arcadia’, ‘Stone Cold’ and ‘What If’ soon followed, along with sold-out national headline shows, celebrated festival appearances including SxSW, Coachella, Falls Festival and Groovin the Moo. With new singles ‘Selfish’ and ’The Prize’ (featuring Rudimental’s Bridgette Amofah) showing the progression of arguably one of Australia’s most talented names in emotive electronic music, don’t miss The Kite String Tangle’s lauded live show – called “visually stunning” and filled with “absolute attention to detail”.
Mansionair have had a whirlwind three years since releasing “Hold Me Down” in early 2014, received by millions of Spotify streams and widespread praise for the mesmerizing and genre-defying track from tastemakers including NME, The Guardian, Stereogum, BBC Radio 1 and Pigeons and Planes. The song caught the attention of CHVRCHES who then released the Hold Me Down EP on their own Goodbye Records imprint, which led Mansionair to open for their Every Open Eye Tour in the UK. Mansionair has since sold out headline shows, played the coveted Laneway Festival and Splendour in the Grass, and shared stages with the likes of Florence and the Machine, Alt-J, and The Temper Trap. They’ve now signed with Glassnote Records and Liberation, who have released their Pick Me Up EP and newest single, “Easier”.
Wafia’s lush vocal style and songwriting draws on her Arab heritage as well as the increasingly unique sound of the Australian electronic scene. Wafiahas already packed out the Tiny Dancer stage at Splendour In The Grass and performed at the Sydney Opera House – just a few short years after the Brisbane-based singer-songwriter ditched her pre-med studies to pursue another kind of healing. Her breakout hit “Heartburn”, alongside team-ups with Vancouver Sleep Clinic and acclaimed producers Ta-ku and Japanese Wallpaper, have helped carve a niche for herself as one of the most distinctive voices in the crowded field of rising local R&B stars.
The extended tour which saw not one but two shows at the Sydney Opera House sell out in a matter of minutes, will see Hannah Reid, Dan Rothman and Dot Major perform seven massive shows across four states in some of the country’s most esteemed venues and arenas.
The tour marks the release of their stunning, critically acclaimed second album Truth Is A Beautiful Thing, which is out now via Dew Process / UMA and claimed the esteemed honour of triple j Feature Album.
TASH SULTANA HOMECOMING TOUR THIS NOVEMBER/DECEMBER with special guests Pierce Brothers & Willow Beats PRESALE: 10AM THU 27 – 9AM FRI 28 JULY (local venue time)
GENERAL ONSALE: 10AM FRI 28 JULY (local venue time)
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Undoubtedly Australia’s quickest rising star of the last two years, Tash Sultana today announces a handful of her biggest shows to date! Sailing in the wake of a recentlysold-out world tour, this will be the last chance to witness her mercurial talents until the end of 2018, as Tash bunkers down to write and record one of the most anticipated debut albums in recent memory.
Moving through arena sized venues, starting at the Adelaide Entertainment Theatre on the 18th November, continuing to the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney on the 1st December and finishing up in her home town of Melbourne at the Margaret Court Arena on the 14th December. She will be joined by likeminded strummers Pierce Brothers and forest ravers Willow Beats for a celebration of musical freedom and instrumental virtuosity.
Tash Sultana has spent the last 18 months collecting fans and selling out shows worldwide in what can only be described as a whirlwind of activity. Riding high on the back of her singles ‘Jungle’, ‘Notion’ and ‘Murder To The Mind’, the accolades have come thick and fast. She landed at number 3 in last year’s triple j Hottest 100 (picking up the Unearthed J Award on the way through), fixed herself in the top 10 of the ARIA chart with her Notion EP and has watched the view count on her YouTube channel rocket into the millions.
Returning home for another victory lap before focusing her attention on that all important debut record, these standalone performances (no extra shows will be added to this tour) will serve as a benchmark to just how much Sultana has achieved since she was first noticed busking amongst Melbourne’s humming CBD. Solo on the stage, as she was on the street, Sultana has a rare ability to create wholly intimate atmospheres, even in the largest of spaces. A diminutive figure equipped with searing confidence and incredible skill, Sultana utilises her self-taught skills on several instruments (guitar, horns, drums) to compliment her powerfully exotic voice and build a truly intoxicating on-stage atmosphere.
Also appearing at these landmark shows are fellow former buskers Pierce Brothers. Forging a similar path to Sultana, this brotherly duo has garnered considerable buzz worldwide for their high energy performances and virtuosic skills. Their latest EP The Records Were Ours came in at #9 on the ARIA chart after topping the iTunes charts across the globe. Opening up will be Melbourne based free spirits Willow Beats, an uncle-niece partnership who will provide glorious, tropical rave pop.
Secret Sounds & triple j Presents TASH SULTANA TOURING THIS NOVEMBER/DECEMBER with special guests Pierce Brothers & Willow Beats
PRESALE: 10AM THU 27 – 9AM FRI 28 JULY (local venue time) GENERAL ONSALE: 10AM FRI 28 JULY (local venue time) Sign up to the Secret Sounds mailing list for pre-sale access secretsounds.com
SAT 18 NOV – ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE – ADELAIDE,SA
FRI 01 DEC – HORDERNPAVILION – SYDNEY, NSW
THU 14 DEC – MARGARET COURT ARENA – MELBOURNE, VIC