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V Boys: Swedish absurdist punks return to Australia – November 2024

“V Boys completely steal the show… The energy is pure chaos’ – The Music
‘Hopefully V Boys are already in your life. If not, it’s time to get onboard’ – Double J
‘A bongo-fuelled punk send-up of hyper masculinity’ – Broadsheet

Celebrated as one of Europe’s best live bands, punk-rock satirists Viagra Boys last touched down in 2019. Now, the unruly Swedish outfit is thrilled to announce The Australia Shrimp Grand Prix tour – with three headline shows this November in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane.

V Boys are a band that weaponizes absurdity – tossing firecrackers into the middle of the room and standing around to see the reaction. Led by frontman Sebastian Murphy (‘equal parts Iggy Pop and Hank Williams’), whose voice is a compelling blend of impish smirk and smoker’s rasp, the band is known for its seething satire and darkly comic edge, encapsulating a unique blend of grit and sleaze.

Murphy’s lyrics often reflect on the absurdity and backwardness of the modern world, though he avoids prescribing beliefs or taking sides. Therefore, the band’s music is marked by a playful yet incisive critique of societal follies and contradictions, set to heavy-weight, explosive production.

Tickets for the November tour will go on sale Friday 28 June at 11am AEST via frontiertouring.com/vboys. Frontier and Penny Drop members can get early access through promoter presales starting Wednesday 26 June at 11am AEST. Visit the Frontier website for full details.

Watch: V Boys – Sports

V Boys have unleashed three critically acclaimed albums to date: Street Worms (2018), Welfare Jazz (2021), and Cave World (2022). Their electrifying mix of no-holds-barred attitude, electronically laced riffs, dark sax, and dynamic sound bursts forth in singles like ‘Sports’, ‘Troglodyte’, ‘Ain’t No Thief’ and ‘Punk Rock Loser’. Another highlight is their audacious cover of John Prine’s ‘In Spite Of Ourselves’, featuring Amy Taylor (Amyl and the Sniffers).

Live on stage, V Boys have garnered significant success and acclaim, performing sold-out shows worldwide, including prestigious festival sets at Coachella, Glastonbury, Lowlands, Outside Lands, Reading & Leeds, Meredith, and more. 2023 saw them tour the US with Queens of The Stone Age. The band’s impact extends to the Swedish music scene, where they’ve won awards such as Album of the Year and Best Live Act at the Swedish Grammis & P3 Guld Awards, highlighting their widespread appeal and influence.

The Australia Shrimp Grand Prix rolls through town this November! Don’t miss V Boys – tickets go on sale Friday.

V BOYS
+ special guests tba
AUSTRALIA
NOVEMBER 2024
Presented by Frontier Touring, Penny Drop, Wasserman & YEAR0001

FRONTIER MEMBERS PRESALE
via frontiertouring.com/vboys
Runs 47 hours from: Wednesday 26 June (11am AEST)
or until presale allocation exhausted

PENNY DROP MEMBERS PRESALE
Runs 47 hours from: Wednesday 26 June (11am AEST)
or until presale allocation exhausted

GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE
Begins: Friday 28 June (11am AEST)

ALL SHOWS 18+

Saturday 2 November
Forum Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
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Tuesday 5 November
Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
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Thursday 7 November
The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
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Patrons are advised to purchase tickets only through authorised ticket sellers.

We cannot guarantee any ticket purchase made through any means other than the official ticketing agents listed on the Frontier website.

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HAMMERFALL Announce First Ever Australian Tour

THE MIGHT! THE POWER! THE GLORY!

ANNOUNCE FIRST EVER AUSTRALIAN TOUR

‘’It’s a spectacular show and encapsulates just how and why HammerFall have become such a beloved band across the world.’’ Headbanging Life

The GODS have listened, and they have heeded your call, Sweden’s Power Metal overlords, the mighty HammerFall will set sail for Australia in January 2025 for their first ever Australian tour.

‘’We all agreed that one measly show in 27 years is not nearly enough. So we’re coming in full force next year. Brace yourselves for a Heavy Metal celebration the likes of which you have never seen!’’ – Oscar Dronjak

‘’We are very excited to bring our particular brand of Heavy Metal to Australia for the first time, and we can’t wait to show you what HammerFall Anno 2025 sounds like!’’ – Joacim Cans

No matter how much everything changes in culture and the world at large, heavy metal endures. It empowers. It engages. It engenders strength. It outlasts fads. Since forming in Gothenburg, Sweden and releasing their debut album Glory To The Brave in 1997, HammerFall have stormed the gates of heavy music’s pantheon and waved the genre’s flag higher and higher with every subsequent release. With multiple international number ones, gold certifications, sold out tours, and over 100 million+ streams and 100 million+ YouTube views, the group upholds a venerable legacy.

But it is in a live setting where they outshine their peers and imitators. In true HammerFall fashion, every element becomes dangerously and dramatically amplified. The riffs hit harder. The rhythms thunder louder. The choruses soar closer to the clouds.

 

The Hammer will strike with force in Australia as HammerFall unleash a setlist full of power drenched anthems such as ‘Heart’s on Fire’, ‘Last Man Standing’, ‘Brotherhood’, ‘Heeding the Call’, ‘Any Means Necessary’, ‘Hail to the King’ and so many more.

Donning their brightest shining armour, HammerFall will leave their mark on Australia forever by delivering an unforgettable live experience for metalheads across the continent.

 

HAMMERFALL January 2025 Australian Tour Dates

Tuesday 14th January PERTH, Metro Fremantle

Wednesday 15th January ADELAIDE, Lion Arts

Friday 17th January MELBOURNE, Northcote Theatre

Saturday 18th January SYDNEY, Manning Bar

Sunday 19th January BRISBANE, The Triffid

Tickets:

On Sale: Friday 14th June 9:00am local

From: https://thephoenix.au/

New Album Avenge The Fallen Out on 9th August via Nuclear Blast Records

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Story Of The Year Announce 20 Years Of Page Avenue Australian Tour With Special Guests Senses Fail & Behind Crimson Eyes

Destroy All Lines Presents

STORY OF THE YEAR
CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF PAGE AVENUE

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
SENSES FAIL
PERFORMING THEIR ALBUM ‘LET IT ENFOLD YOU’ IN FULL
AND BEHIND CRIMSON EYES

Spawning a global legacy and critical acclaim for over two decades, American rockers STORY OF THE YEAR are set to return down under this August, celebrating the 20 year anniversary of their debut album Page Avenue and performing all their greatest hits alongside special guests SENSES FAIL and BEHIND CRIMSON EYES.

Starting in Perth on August 4, this national celebration of post hardcore and alternative rock will head to Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney before closing out in Brisbane on August 11. And between STORY OF THE YEAR celebrating the anniversary of their iconic 2003 release, SENSES FAIL are also set to perform their 2004 debut album Let It Enfold You in full across the tour alongside BEHIND CRIMSON EYES flying the Aussie flag this August.

A band classed as helping to shape the post hardcore landscape, STORY OF THE YEAR blend loud guitars, singalong choruses and a permeating sense of positivity into their enduring creations. Erupting onto the scene back in 2003 via their debut album Page Avenue, which became one of the first of its kind to sell a million copies, the group would go on to tour alongside the greats of their stylistic surrounds, including Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, Deftones and The Used.

Teaming up with Goldfinger’s John Feldmann to bring Page Avenue to life, STORY OF THE YEAR toured part of Warped Tour before Page Avenue‘s breakout single Until the Day I Die had even released. Praised for its additional standout singles Anthem of Our Dying Day and Sidewalks, Page Avenue would go on to reach platinum status, while also garnering praise for its layered instrumentals, candid lyricism, and infectious hooks and melodies.

Now in command of six studio albums, including In The Wake of Determination (2005), The Black Swan (2008), The Constant (2010), Wolves (2017) and their most recent 2023 full length Tear Me To Pieces, STORY OF THE YEAR have also cultivated a diehard legion of global fans over the years, with the tight-knit group dedicated to authentically connecting with their audience both through their music and dynamic live reputation. From teenagers working in a pizza shop through to hitting hard rock headliner status, STORY OF THE YEAR remain as potent as they were over two decades ago, if not moreso; and Australia is once again in their sights in 2024.

Hailing from New Jersey, SENSES FAIL emerged in the early 2000s, ultimately stamping their mark on the scene with their 2004 debut album Let It Enfold You. Blending emo and screamo elements, Let It Enfold You also boasted iconic hits Buried a Lie, Bite to Break Skin and Rum Is for Drinking, Not for Burning. Certified gold, Let It Enfold You would ultimately set the scene for ongoing successes for SENSES FAIL, with the five-piece going on to release eight studio albums and tour the globe alongside the likes of Taking Back Sunday, Silverstein, Stick To Your Guns and many more.

One of Australia’s most beloved post hardcore acts, Melbourne’s BEHIND CRIMSON EYES are well versed in welding heavy rock with elements of screamo, pop and beyond. Snagging mainstream attention courtesy of their 2006 debut album, A Revelation For Despair, BEHIND CRIMSON EYES debuted in the ARIA Albums Chart Top 50 via their maiden LP, before going on to tour with bands including Bullet For My Valentine, Artreyu, Avenged Sevenfold and Disturbed. Roaring back to life in 2017 after a hiatus, Melbourne’s BEHIND CRIMSON EYES are back bigger and better than ever.

Early bird pre-sale tickets on sale: Tuesday 7 May @ 12pm local time

To Gain Early Ticket Access Register Here -> https://daltours.cc/SOTY2024

General tickets on sale: Thursday 9 May @ 12pm local time
Tickets from destroyalllines.com

STORY OF THE YEAR
CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF PAGE AVENUE
AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2024

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
SENSES FAIL (PERFORMING THEIR ALBUM ‘LET IT ENFOLD YOU’IN FULL)
AND BEHIND CRIMSON EYES

SUNDAY 4 AUGUST – MAGNET HOUSE, PERTH
TUESDAY 6 AUGUST – THE GOV, ADELAIDE

THURSDAY 8 AUGUST – THE FORUM, MELBOURNE
FRIDAY 9 AUGUST – ROUNDHOUSE, SYDNEY
SUNDAY 11 AUGUST – THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE

General tickets on sale: Thursday 9 May @ 12pm local time
Tickets from destroyalllines.com

 

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We Wish To Inform You… GHOST Will Premiere Their Highly Anticipated Debut Feature Film ‘RITE HERE RITE NOW’

WE WISH TO INFORM YOU…

GHOST
WILL PREMIERE THEIR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED DEBUT FEATURE FILM
‘RITE HERE RITE NOW’
IN CINEMAS WORLDWIDE ON JUNE 20 & 22 ONLY

DIRECTED BY ALEX ROSS PERRY AND TOBIAS FORGE

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK POSTER LAUNCH
TICKETS ON SALE MAY 9 AT ritehereritenow.com

STARRING: GHOST, Maralyn Facey, Alan Ursillo, Ashley McBride, Kevin “Jesus” Kaufmann
DIRECTED BY: Alex Ross Perry and Tobias Forge
PRODUCED BY: Kristen Mulderig, Rick Sales, Craig Butta and Jonas Åkerlund

Trafalgar Releasing today announced worldwide theatrical distribution plans for RITE HERE RITE NOW. The unique feature-length film combines never-before-seen 2023 concert footage of GRAMMY award-winning rock band, GHOST, with a narrative story that picks up plot threads from the band’s long-running webisode series. Directed by GHOST’s Tobias Forge, and Alex Ross Perry (Her Smell), RITE HERE RITE NOW will launch in cinemas globally on June 20 & 22 only.

Full trailer launch and cinema tickets will be available beginning Thursday, May 9. Worldwide screening details and ticket links will be revealed at ritehereritenow.com at 11pm AEST time. Fans are encouraged to sign up for further information.

Shot over the course of GHOST’s two sold-out shows at Los Angeles’ hallowed Kia Forum, RITE HERE RITE NOWfully immerses viewers in the technicolor melodrama of the vaunted live ritual that has helped to propel Sweden’s foremost theatrical rock export to GRAMMY-winning, chart-topping, arena-headlining status the world over.

RITE HERE RITE NOW is, however, so much more than a concert movie. GHOST’s debut feature film combines live performance from the two-night finale of the band’s RE-IMPERATOUR U.S.A. 2023 with a narrative story that picks up plot threads from the band’s long-running Chapters series. The result is an utterly unique phantasmagorical blend: Flesh and bone renditions of favourites from all five of GHOST’s albums as well as the RIAA platinum-certified “Mary On A Cross” and more are interwoven with the silver screen debuts of a few faces familiar to the band’s legions of fans—all interacting behind the scenes with GHOST‘s Papa Emeritus IV, as his future and fate lay in the hands of the Ministry.

Whether you’re a devoted disciple looking to relive treasured memories of the GHOST live spectacle or among the curious uninitiated, RITE HERE RITE NOW will put you right there: putting your phones down and living in the moment—as a shadow of uncertainty looms—completely spellbound and in the thrall of this bombastic yet intimate cinematic portrait of GHOST.

The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to RITE HERE RITE NOW will be released via Loma Vista Recordings. Pre-order launch and additional details will complement the film’s cinema on-sale date of May 9.

Tobias Forge explained: “Over a decade ago when GHOST got signed to Loma Vista, Tom Whalley (owner and CEO) asked what the story of the band was.
He felt telling a story was vital in order to get new fans engaged.
I said that because we were a new ‘baby’ band and more importantly we were an ANONYMOUS baby band, there wasn’t really a compelling story to tell.
Not yet anyway.
But I told him that if he wanted a story, I could come up with one.
This film is the fruit of that conversation.”

Director Alex Ross Perry said “Collaborating with Tobias to expand the saga of GHOST into a feature film has been a wicked delight. This movie allowed us to be inspired by everything from silent horror to The Great Rock n’ Roll Swindle, from Ralph Bakshi to KISS Alive II. The influences were many, but above all, the ultimate goal was to make a one-of-a-kind feast not only for GHOST fans, but all lovers of the cinematic alchemy between rock spectacle and spooky delights.”

Kymberli Frueh, SVP of Programming and Content Acquisitions at Trafalgar Releasing, adds “The mystery, mystique, and musical style of GHOST has created such a dedicated allegiance to the band. Our cinemas provide the perfect immersive experience to unite fans as a community and experience GHOST’s elaborate performances with big screens and big sound.”

RITE HERE RITE NOW is produced by Popecorn Cinematic Pictures. Producers include Kristen Mulderig, Rick Sales, Craig Butta and Jonas Åkerlund.

Notes to Editors: Exact screening dates may vary between territories. Notable exceptions include Sweden and Denmark, where screenings will be held on June 20 & 23, and France, where screenings will be held on June 23 only. Full screening information will be available at ritehereritenow.com from May 9.

Official Channels:
RITE HERE RITE NOW official website: https://www.ritehereritenow.com
GHOST’s official website: https://ghost-official.com/
GHOST’s Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/thebandghost/
GHOST’s X page: https://twitter.com/thebandghost

About GHOST
Accumulating nearly 10 billion streams, GRAMMY-winning Swedish theatrical rock band and global sensation GHOST continues to bring the “euphoric spectacle” (ROLLING STONE) of its live shows to ever-growing crowds, most recently on last year’s triumphant RE-IMPERATOUR U.S.A. 2023, which hit more than two dozen North American cities before its two-night finale at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles. In March 2022, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES reported in a Calendar cover story that GHOST had “conquered metal and the charts” when its fifth album IMPERA debuted at #1 in a sweep of the U.S. album charts, entering the BILLBOARD 200 at #2 and bowing at #1 in the band’s native Sweden, Germany and Finland, while cracking the top 5 in another half dozen or more countries. Featuring “Spillways”—hailed as a “sweetly constructed rock tune” by THE NEW YORK TIMES and later reimagined with Joe Elliott of Def Leppard—and the GRAMMY-nominated “Call Me Little Sunshine,” GHOST’s fifth #1 at Active Rock radio—IMPERA moved ROLLING STONE to remark, “GHOST predicted the pandemic, now the metal band is foretelling the fall of empires.” The album presented the most current and topical GHOST subject matter to date set against a darkly colorful melodic backdrop making IMPERA a listen like no other—yet unmistakably, quintessentially GHOST. Having closed out 2022 by cracking the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time, with the RIAA platinum-certified “Mary on a Cross,” as well as IMPERA winning Favorite Rock Album at the American Music Awards and Best Rock Album of the Year at the iHeart Radio Music Awards, GHOST unveiled PHANTOMIME, a five-song covers EP including the version of Iron Maiden’s “Phantom of the Opera” that earned the band its fifth GRAMMY nomination. GHOST’s seemingly limitless ambition will soon take the band to the silver screen with the June 2024 theatrical premiere of the feature film RITE HERE RITE NOW.

About Alex Ross Perry
Alex Ross Perry was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania in 1984. He attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and worked at Kim’s Video in Manhattan. He is the director of the films Impolex, The Color Wheel, Listen Up Philip, Queen of Earth, Golden Exits, Her Smell and the writer of Disney’s Christopher Robin. He has directed music videos for GHOST, Pavement, Kim Gordon, Sleigh Bells and many more. He lives in Brooklyn.

About Trafalgar Releasing
Trafalgar Releasing, the global leader in event cinema distribution, harnesses the power of cinema to bring fans together in more than 15,000 cinemas across 132 countries. A subsidiary of Trafalgar Entertainment, Trafalgar Releasing’s operations include production, acquisition, marketing, and distribution of live or pre-recorded content to cinemas worldwide led by an international team based in the UK, US and Germany. Featuring live concerts, music documentaries, world-class opera, award-winning theatre, and more from leading names in entertainment such as Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, BTS, Metallica, Oasis, Coldplay, Billie Eilish, the Royal Opera House and others, Trafalgar Releasing has repeatedly shattered event cinema box office records, most recently with international distribution for TAYLOR SWIFT | THE ERAS TOUR, the highest-grossing concert film of all time. Information about Trafalgar Releasing can be found at www.trafalgar-releasing.com.

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Joanna Lumley Set To Tour Australia For The Very First Time

Joanna Lumley Set To Tour Australia
For The Very First Time With Her Show
Me & My Travels – An Evening with Joanna Lumley

The legendary Joanna Lumley will embark on her first ever live tour of Australia, Me & My Travels, in October 2024. Joanna will take to the road for the 5-city tour on October 9 at the Concert Hall, QPAC in Brisbane and will then perform at major venues around the country throughout October.

Joanna’s new show Me & My Travels, will take audiences through her hilarious and interesting adventures from her incredible career spanning more than four decades, recounting some never heard before stories. Later in the show, she will be joined on stage by friend and producer Clive Tulloh, who will put to Joanna the questions that you’ve always wanted to ask – submitted by the audience – making the show a unique and hilarious night to remember.

Joanna Lumley Me & My Travels Australian Tour Dates 2024:
Wednesday 9 October – Concert Hall, QPAC, Brisbane
Friday 11 October – Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
Wednesday 16 October – Festival Theatre, Adelaide
Saturday 19 October – Riverside Theatre, Perth
Tuesday 22 October – Sydney Opera House

A Telstra Plus member pre-sale commences at 10am (local time) on Monday 6th May. Go to telstra.com/tickets for details. Tickets to the general public go on sale at 11am (local time) on Thursday 9th May. Visit tegdainty.com for more.

On announcing Me & My Travels, Joanna said: “The thought of this tour in October, travelling across Australia, has completely taken over my waking hours. It’s utterly thrilling to start planning the stories I can tell, and the rapture (and gratitude, to be fair) with which I shall greet the audiences. Nothing like this has come my way before, and I may have to be dragged off with a hook at the end of each show. Oh people! This is especially for you from me, with masses of love. I think it will be fabulous.”

Excited to be promoting Joanna’s Australian tour alongside Phil McIntyre Live Presents, Paul Dainty AO, President and CEO of TEG Dainty said, “Joanna Lumley stands out as one of the world’s greatest entertainers, audiences are in for an unforgettable and hilarious evening at the theatre.”

Joanna Lumley icon, national treasure, activist, comedy actress and all-round top girl is barely off our TV screens and appears to have been a permanent fixture in our sitting rooms since she burst onto our screens as Purdey in the New Avengers in 1976. Now in a nationwide Australian tour she will take us through the random journey that started in London in the swinging 60’s. Beginning as Jean Muir’s house model and muse, progressing to becoming a full-blown photographic model, featuring in knitting patterns, mini-skirts, toothpaste commercials and the occasional front cover.

From there Joanna will share her stories of her acting career that includes Coronation Street, On the Buses, Dracula and as a brainwashed Bond Girl in Blofeld’s lair in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Joanna’s breakthrough role was as Purdey, a part for which over 800 girls auditioned. Purdey propelled her to instant fame and created one of the “must-have” hairstyles of the 1970s — the Purdey bob. She became a pin-up figure for a generation of British males who grew up watching her as the high-kicking action girl.

Alongside iconic hairstyles Joanna started to develop a nice side line as adventurer and activist; popping up all over the globe she was often seen gasping at the Northern Lights, turning her bra into espadrilles and finding the source of the Nile.

Then as Patsy Stone in Absolutely Fabulous she became a degenerate role-model for a generation. Winning two BAFTAs, Joanna emerged as one of the best comedy actresses of her generation. For 25 years the adventures of Patsy and Edina have sporadically lurched across our screens culminating in AbFab The Movie in 2016.

This intimate night with Joanna tells some of these tales and more as we gallop through almost 50 years in this business we call show.

Clive Tulloh
Clive Tulloh first met Joanna on the set of the Full Wax in 1991 and has barely let her out of his sight since. As Producer of Girl Friday in 1994 he was personally responsible for her appalling living conditions and meagre diet. It was this experience that cemented their friendship. He is sometimes allowed to work with other people and won a BAFTA (three less than Joanna) with Ross Kemp and if you have a very good memory you will remember Ruby Wax shouting at him while they pursued the likes of Pamela Anderson and Imelda Marcos in Ruby Wax Meets.

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IN FLAMES Announce Anniversary Vinyl Re-Issues Of LUNAR STRAIN, COLONY, SOUNDTRACK TO YOUR ESCAPE & SIREN CHARMS

IN FLAMES Announce Anniversary Vinyl Re-Issues Of LUNAR STRAIN, COLONY, SOUNDTRACK TO YOUR ESCAPE & SIREN CHARMSFor July 19th

IN FLAMES and NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS are happy to announce exclusive anniversary vinyl re-issues of the band's beloved classic albums Lunar Strain (30th anniversary), Colony (25th anniversary), Soundtrack To Your Escape (20th anniversary) and Siren Charms (10th anniversary), all of which have been out of print and in high demand. The new editions are scheduled to be released on July 19th, 2024.

2023 marked the beginning of a new era for IN FLAMES with the release of the band's fourteenth studio album Foregone– a new masterpiece from a band whose creative output changed the course and direction of modern metal. The year also marked the re-issue of four seminal titles from the band’s extensive catalogue, namely A Sense of Purpose (2008) (15th Anniversary Edition), Reroute to Remain (2002), Come Clarity (2006), and Sounds of a Playground Fading (2011).

To continue the upwards tide, 2024 marks the re-issue of four more influential titles. The 2024 reissues feature all original art with a few, careful touch-ups. All releases have been re-mastered specific for vinyl by Justin Shturtz at the legendary Sterling Sound Studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Featuring different colourways, all records will be pressed on heavyweight 180g vinyl and will feature the instantly recognisable etching of the Jesterhead logo on side D (ex. Lunar Strain & Colony).

PRE-ORDER YOUR COPIES NOW: https://inflames.bfan.link/vinyl

Local Pre-order to follow.

ABOUT IN FLAMES

IN FLAMES are one of the biggest metal bands in the world – never shying away from pushing their artistic boundaries, crafting music that's as catchy as it is crushing. Formed in 1990, the band is considered one of the forefathers of melodic death metal and the purveyors of the ‘Gothenburg sound'. With now fourteen studio albums under their belt, countless successful tours around the globe playing with the likes of Black Sabbath, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Judas Priest and Slayer – with millions of records sold and a massive fanbase worldwide, IN FLAMES have proven to be an unstoppable force. From their 1994 debut Lunar Strain onwards, the band's intricate twin guitar attack, melodic vocals and superb arrangements have given them a signature sound that has evolved throughout the years.

IN FLAMES are
Anders Fridén | Vocals
Björn Gelotte | Guitar / Vocals
Chris Broderick | Guitar
Tanner Wayne | Drums
Liam Wilson | Bass

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Yours Truly Announce Brand New Album ‘TOXIC’ Due Out August 16 & Shares New Single ‘Sour’

YOURS TRULY
ANNOUNCE BRAND NEW ALBUM TOXIC
DUE OUT FRIDAY 16 AUGUST

BAND SHARES NEW SINGLE SOUR

Come and sink your teeth into the dazzling new era for alternative luminaries Yours Truly, with the Sydney trio today announcing their brand new album TOXIC, set for release on Friday 16 August via UNFD. Pre-orders for TOXIC will go live on May 2 at 9:00am AEST.

With their name now cemented on a global scale, Yours Truly journey even further into their trademark versatility on their forthcoming sophomore album chapter, expanding beyond stylistic confines and expectations. Effusive and effervescent one moment, dark and damaging the next, TOXIC runs the spectrum of human emotions across its 10 tracks. Led by a star turn from vocalist Mikaila Delgado, the album is an open-vein, open heart diary of personal crisis, a dynamic yet cohesive soundscape of pop and rock, indie and alternative shimmering and shuddering beneath Delgado’s cathartic confessionals: in short, it’s a lethal dose of brilliance from one of the scene’s brightest musical acts.

Following up from the brooding pulse of Call My Name, latest single Sour serves up captivating hooks for days on a platter of irresistible staccato swagger.

“Sour was written during a session after I was feeling extremely burnt out,” shares vocalist Mikaila Delgado. “We had come off extensive touring and quite a turbulent time not only for the band but personally as well. I was just feeling so bitter towards everything and trying to force writing when it just wasn’t naturally flowing made me so angry. We got to a stage as a band where we had a lot of people in our ear telling us what to do and how they thought we should do it. I just thought “fuck this, this is our fucking band, I’m going to do what I want!””

Sour follows on from Yours Truly‘s most recent single Call My Name, with the latter praised by Kerrang! for its catchy wiles as well as spending multiple weeks in triple j’s Most Played list. Adopting modernised pop punk stylings alongside themes of self discovery, Call My Name seamlessly leads into Sour‘s powerhouse qualities, with both offering a tempting peek into what lies in wait on TOXIC.

Polished, precise and hauntingly vulnerable, Yours Truly catapulted their previous trademark pop punk style into a new stratosphere via their 2022 EP is this what i look like?. Armed with raw honesty and heightened influences, is this what i look like? explored moments of pop punk and introspection while also forging an amalgamation of organic yet unexpected new sounds, emerging as an irresistible exploration into heightened rock, emo and dance-ready sparkle woven into the Yours Truly DNA.

From their 2020 album Self Care scooping up an ARIA nomination for Best Hard Rock or Heavy album, to boasting massive international performances, millions of streams and an ever-growing legion of global fans, Yours Truly remain transfixed as one of the most exciting bands on the scene courtesy of their striking songwriting and dynamic live performances.

Spending 2023 touring Europe alongside You Me At Six, ticking off their first ever UK headline shows, supporting Against The Current in North America and touring Australia nationally with Neck Deep, Yours Truly kicked off 2024 with an appearance at THPS25 in Brisbane, celebrating 25 years of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater with Tony Hawk himself in attendance, as well as embarking on their entirely sold out Call My Name Tour across Australian in March. Yours Truly will also return overseas later this year, appearing at Reading and Leeds Festival in the UK this August alongside headliners Blink-182, Fred Again, Lana Del Rey, Liam Gallagher and many more.

SOUR – OUT NOW
https://yourstruly.lnk.to/TOXIC

TOXIC – OUT AUGUST 16
https://yourstruly.lnk.to/TOXIC

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Mikaila Delgado – Vocals | Teddie Winder-Haron – Guitar | Henry Beard – Drums

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BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB Announce AUSTRALIAN TOUR

BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB
ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN TOUR
THIS NOVEMBER

British band Bombay Bicycle Club have announced they will be returning to our shores this November with the talented quartet, Jack Steadman, Jamie MacColl, Suren de Saram and Ed Nash playing headlining shows across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth.

Bombay Bicycle Club burst onto the scene in 2009 in their late teens with their acclaimed debut album, I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose featuring the hit single, ‘Always Like This’ captivating early adopters across the globe. A visceral guitar driven record, teeming with teenage angst and youthful abandonment – songs that spoke to thousands, and a heart on its sleeve statement of this young band’s intent earning them the coveted Best New Band award at the 2010 NME Awards.

Continuing to push musical boundaries, the band explored electronic and dance influences on their 2011 release, A Different Kind of Fix which featured the atmospheric lead single Shuffle.

Fast forward to June 2023, Bombay Bicycle Club unleashed their sixth album, My Big Day which swiftly climbed to #3 on the UK album charts marking their 3rd consecutive Top 5 and fifth Top 10 release. The album boasted an array of guest contributions from luminaries such as Damon Albarn of Blur, rising star Holly Humberstone, indie darling Jay Som and soul legend Chaka Khan.

Throughout Bombay Bicycle Club’s musical evolution over a seventeen-year journey, they’ve toured the globe and performed at some of the world’s most prestigious festivals including Leeds, Reading, Glastonbury, Coachella to name a few, and continue to be praised for their super high energy live shows.

Don’t miss out on getting your tickets early. Fans can jump the queue and sign up for priority access to Exclusive Fan Pre-sale HERE!

AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2024
Presented by SBM

Thu 14 Nov: Sydney, Metro Theatre
Fri 15 Nov: Brisbane, The Triffid
Sat 16 Nov: Melbourne, The Croxton
Sun 17 Nov: Adelaide, The Gov
Tue 19 Nov: Perth, The Rechabite

Fans can jump the queue and sign up for priority access to Exclusive Fan Pre-sale HERE!
Ticket Pre-sale starts, Thu 2nd May, 12pm [AEST]
General Public tickets go On Sale, Tue 7th May, 12pm [AEST]

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