After a mammoth decade, Vancouver’s MOTHER MOTHER has today announced they’re finally heading to Australia and New Zealand for a headline tour in February 2023.
The five-piece – comprised of Ryan Guldemond, Molly Guldemond, Jasmin Parkin, Ali Siadat and Mike Young – will kick off the tour in Auckland (February 15) followed by Sydney (February 17), Melbourne (February 18), Brisbane (February 20) and Perth (February 22).
Of the tour, frontman Ryan Guldemond says:
“We feel so very lucky to be able to tour the world doing what we love. We haven’t been to Australia and New Zealand yet as a band, so we are beyond excited to play for our fans there, who have been incredibly supportive and patient. We can’t wait!”
Tickets go on sale to the public Friday 15 July at 1pm local. My Live Nation members can secure tickets first during the My Live Nation presale beginning 1pm, Wednesday 13 July until 12pm Friday 15 July . For complete tour and ticket information, visit: livenation.com.au , livenation.co.nz or mothermothersite.com
MOTHER MOTHER has had a whirlwind decade; over 2 billion streams and views, more than 16 million monthly listeners on digital platforms, 4.1 million Shazam searches and sold out tour dates across the globe. “Hayloft II”, the hugely anticipated sequel to viral track “Hayloft” debuted within the Top 10 on Spotify’s Global Top Songs Debut chart and has already been streamed more than 35 million times across all DSPS, with over 6.2M video views.
The band also had a feature in Rolling Stone, a performance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, and made several appearances of late in Billboard’s Emerging Artist Chart, as well as topping Lyric Find’s global and US lyric search charts. In their native Canada, MOTHER MOTHER has had many top 10 singles on the alternative radio charts, including #1’s for weeks on end and the crown of most airplay for any alternative act on radio for multiple years running.
Globally, the band’s avid fanbase continues to grow exponentially, as their presence on TikTok organically exploded during the fall of 2020 during lockdown. A variety of songs from O My Heart and Touch Up were used virally on the platform over 330 million times, resulting in millions of streams and new followers on streaming platforms and socials.
With their skyrocket to fame and one-of-a-kind sound, this is one tour that’s not to be missed!
MOTHER MOTHER INSIDE TOUR AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND 2023
Legendary rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers have today announced their return to Australia for 4 massive stadium shows in early 2023. The tour will commence in Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium on January 29 before heading to Accor Stadium, Sydney on February 2, followed by Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium on February 7and concluding in Perth at Optus Stadium on February 12.
Red Hot Chili Peppers commenced their global stadium tour last month in Spain following the release of acclaimed new album Unlimited Love, with stops in London, Paris, Dublin, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and many more. The tour marks the return of guitarist and all-round cosmic musician John Frusciante to the group, as they perform their career-spanning hits alongside tracks from their new album.
Joining the Australian tour is multiplatinum selling superstar Post Malone. Among the best-selling music artists globally with over 80 million records sold across four career albums, Stoney (2016), Beerbongs & Bentleys (2018), Hollywood’s Bleeding (2019) and Twelve Carat Toothache (2022), Malone has won 10 Billboard Music Awards, three American Music Awards, one MTV Video Music Award, and has received six Grammy Award nominations. He holds several Billboard chart records: he is the first solo artist to top the Rap Airplay and Adult Contemporary charts, while Circles set the record for longest climb to number one (41 weeks) on the Adult Contemporary chart by a solo artist. His current single I Like You (A Happier Song) featuring Doja Cat is tearing up the Australian airplay and ARIA singles chart.
A Telstra Plus member pre-sale commences Wednesday July 6 at 10am in Brisbane, 11am in Melbourne and Perth, and 12pm in Sydney, running for 48 hours. Head to telstra.com/tickets for further details.
General public tickets go on sale on Monday July 11 at 12pm in Brisbane, 1pm in Melbourne and Perth, and 2pm in Sydney. For complete VIP, tour and ticket information, visit: livenation.com.au.
Red Hot Chili Peppers have soundtracked successive generations as not only one of the bestselling acts in music history, but also one of the biggest streaming rock bands in the world today. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame® in 2012, the award-winning Los Angeles quartet—Anthony Kiedis [vocals], Flea [bass], Chad Smith [drums], and John Frusciante [guitar]—have collected 6 GRAMMY® Awards, sold 80 million albums, generated 5 billion YouTube views, and gathered 22 billion Spotify streams, averaging 21 million monthly listeners on the platform.
Rolling Stone cited Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Californication, and By The Way on its coveted “500 Greatest Albums of All Time,” while “Under the Bridge” landed on the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” in 2021. In addition to claiming a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 8 MTV VMAs, 5 EMAs, 4 American Music Awards, and 3 BRIT Awards, they’ve notably notched the most #1 singles of all time at Alternative Radio with 13 #1 hits. They’ve also performed to tens of millions worldwide, headlined Coachella and became the only band ever to sell out three nights at Hyde Park in London—moving over 200,000 tickets. Adorned by anthems such as “Give It Away,” “Under the Bridge,” and “Breaking the Girl,” the diamond-certified Blood Sugar Sex Magik celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2021.
In April Red Hot Chili Peppers unveiled their new album and twelfth full-length offering, Unlimited Love [Warner Records], their first recording with guitarist John Frusciante since 2006 and first with producer and longtime collaborator Rick Rubin since 2011. Their creative collaboration with Rubin spans legendary albums, including Blood Sugar Sex Magik , Californication , By The Way , and Stadium Arcadium .
Now the band’s seminal lineup returns with their new studio album, Unlimited Love and a record-breaking Global Stadium Tour, kicking-off a brand new generation of fans for the legendary group.
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS WITH POST MALONE AUSTRALIA 2023
BRISBANE, SUNCORP STADIUM SUNDAY, JANUARY 29
SYDNEY, ACCOR STADIUM THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2
MELBOURNE, MARVEL STADIUM TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7
PERTH, OPTUS STADIUM SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12
PRE-SALE AND ON SALE TICKETING INFORMATION:
BRISBANE A Telstra Plus member pre-sale commences Wednesday July 6 at 10am until Friday July 8 at 10am – Head to telstra.com/tickets for further details.
Live Nation pre-sale commences Friday July 8 at 11am until Monday July 11 at 11am
General public tickets on sale Monday July 11 at 12pm
MELBOURNE AND PERTH A Telstra Plus member pre-sale commences Wednesday July 6 at 11am until Friday July 8 at 11am – Head to telstra.com/tickets for further details.
Live Nation pre-sale commences Friday July 8 at 12pm until Monday July 11 at 12pm
General public tickets on sale Monday July 11 at 1pm
SYDNEY A Telstra Plus member pre-sale commences Wednesday July 6 at 12pm until Friday July 8 at 12pm – Head to telstra.com/tickets for further details.
Live Nation pre-sale commences Friday July 8 at 1pm until Monday July 11 at 1pm
General public tickets on sale Monday July 11 at 2pm
US rockers FAREWELL TO FEAR have released their new album POLARITY via Crusader Records, available now on all digital platforms.
POLARITY is the 3rd full-length album by FAREWELL TO FEAR and the first album released with Crusader Records. The title says it all. POLARITY pulls roots from a variety of rock genres giving the listener a rollercoaster ride throughout. Heavy, melodic, raw, nostalgic, thrash, gritty, emotional, angst, and even modern could be used to describe this album.
“The gloves came off when we started writing ‘Polarity’, no rules, no formula. We wrote what we felt and what moved us in the moment. Lyrically, the album draws on many emotions and feelings that we all have shared over the last crazy few years, and as true to form, a message of positivity and hope in the darkest of times.” – Farewell to Fear
Powertrip Brainwashed Played Again If Tomorrow Never Comes Weight of the World Fall in Line Forgive it All Falling Crash and Burn Surprise! You’re Dead! (Faith No More Cover)
Due to overwhelming demand a second Sydney show has been added to the Jack Johnson ‘Meet The Moonlight’ tour on Tuesday December 6 at the Sydney Opera House Forecourt. Jack’s first Sydney and Gold Coast dates are now completely sold out.
Tickets for this new Sydney show and all other shows are on sale now.
For complete tour and ticket and information, visit: Here
Last here in 2019 to headline the 30th Annual Bluesfest, Jack Johnson’s ‘Meet The Moonlight’ Tour will see the band performing at some of Australia’s finest outdoor venues, kicking off the tour on November 29th at Perth’s stunning Kings Park and making stops at the new HOTA Amphitheatre on the Gold Coast, Brisbane’s Riverstage, the Forecourt of the iconic Sydney Opera House, and concluding at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl.
Joining Jack on the tour will be Australian APRA Award winning singer-songwriter Ziggy Alberts. Having released eight records including the double platinum ‘Laps Around The Sun’, and played sold-out tours across the globe, Ziggy’s genuine grassroots story and captivating live performances have amassed millions of fans worldwide. Opening for all shows will be one of music’s most inspiring Indigenous role models, the AIR award-winning and ARIA-nominated artist Emily Wurramara.
The Australian tour announcement came just days after the world-wide release of Johnson’s eighth studio album and his first full-length record in five years. The album was produced by Blake Mills (Alabama Shakes, Perfume Genius, Jim James) and recorded both in Los Angeles, at Sound City and EastWest, and in Hawaii at Johnson’s studio The Mango Tree. Featuring the first single ‘One Step Ahead’, the second single ‘Don’t Look Now’, the album’s centerpiece and title track ‘Meet The Moonlight’, this latest album marks a major artistic milestone for Johnson, whose decades-spanning career has included countless sold-out tours, over 25 million albums sold worldwide and multiple industry awards, including three Brit Awards and two Grammy nominations. Jack Johnson’s new album ‘Meet The Moonlight’ is available here through Brushfire Records/Republic Records.
Once again hitting the stage with his long-time bandmates, Merlo, Adam and Zach, fans can expect to hear plenty of classic Jack including ‘Better Together’, ‘Flake’,‘Inaudible Melodies’,‘Taylor’, ‘Sitting, Waiting, Wishing’ and some soon to be favourites from the new album.
Greening and the environment remain at the forefront of Johnson’s touring with extensive sustainability programs at every show. The Jack Johnson ‘Meet The Moonlight’ Tour will expand green touring practices and continue to promote sustainable local food systems and plastic free initiatives. Johnson’s tour staff is working closely with promoters and venues in support of the BYOBottle campaign to create innovative plastic free campaigns which eliminate disposable plastic, provide water refill stations, and promote reusables. A ‘Farm to Stage’ program encourages venues to source local, organic food to support farmers in their region. The tour will promote sustainable transportation options and partner with local bicycle organizations to host bike valet programs at select shows. Visit https://jackjohnsonmusic.com/greening/2022 for all tour greening details.
Johnson’s tour will continue to support sustainability and local community projects with $2AUD from every ticket going to support the environment; $1AUD will be directed to carbon offset projects and the other $1AUD to support the All At Once Non-Profit Partners and their environmental projects, plastic free initiatives, and food security efforts.
For complete tour and ticket and information, visit: Here
JACK JOHNSON ‘MEET THE MOONLIGHT’ 2022 TOUR
KINGS PARK AND BOTANIC GARDEN, PERTH TUESDAY NOVEMBER 29
HOTA AMPHITHEATRE, GOLD COAST FRIDAY DECEMBER 2 SOLD OUT
RIVERSTAGE, BRISBANE SATURDAY DECEMBER 3
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE FORECOURT, SYDNEY MONDAY DECEMBER 5 SOLD OUT
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE FORECOURT, SYDNEY TUESDAY DECEMBER 6 NEW SHOW
SIDNEY MYER MUSIC BOWL, MELBOURNE THURSDAY DECEMBER 8
Celebrating 40 years of ‘Bad To The Bone’ this September, iconic rock legends George Thorogood & The Destroyers make their very welcome return to Australian shores this October and November for shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, with regional shows in New South Wales and Queensland.
For the past 45 years, it’s been very good to be George Thorogood & The Destroyers. And in 2022, their Good To Be Bad Tour: 45 Years Of Rock will prove why like never before.
Since 1976, they’ve sold over 15 million albums, built a catalogue of classic hits, played more than 8,000 ferocious live shows, and become mainstays of radio, TV, and stages worldwide for more than two generations. Through it all, they’ve remained one of the most consistent – and consistently passionate – progenitors of blues-based rock in pop culture history.
For Thorogood and his longtime band – Jeff Simon (drums, percussion), Bill Blough (bass guitar), Jim Suhler (rhythm guitar) and Buddy Leach (saxophone) – the power to rock audiences has been both battle cry and creed from the beginning. ‘Since I was 17,’ George says, ‘All I wanted to do was see how far I could go with my guitar, putting my own spin on music I loved.’
But it’s live on tour that George Thorogood & The Destroyers continue to flip the switch nightly. Delivering a gut-bustin’, guitar-wailin’, face-meltin’, fiery-tempoed, take-no-prisoners, good old-fashioned lunch-bucket rock & roll show that includes their signature hits ‘Get A Haircut’, ‘I Drink Alone’, ‘One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer’, ‘Move It On Over’, ‘Who Do You Love’ and the definitive badass anthem ‘Bad To The Bone’, along with several surprises.
To co-incide with the tour Universal Music will be releasing the Australasian-Exclusive souvenir edition of The Original George Thorogood, which brings together the best from the rock and roll heart and fevered brain of George Thorogood and his unstoppable, long-time band, The Destroyers. The Original George Thorogood will be released on CD (including Australian exclusive tour slipcase) and digitally.
Built around Thorogood’s fiery guitar skills, explosive performance style and a blistering take on blues rarities, George Thorogood & The Destroyers indeed remain unstoppable in 2022. Is it still good to be bad? George says ‘You bet it is! We’ll always be the baddest band in the land. Expect our best on this tour because that’s what you’re gonna get.’
GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS 2022 GOOD TO BE BAD TOUR: 45 YEARS OF ROCK
CANBERRA THEATRE, CANBERRA THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27
THE FORUM, MELBOURNE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28 SOLD OUT
THE FORUM, MELBOURNE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 NEW SHOW
ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY MONDAY, OCTOBER 31
CIVIC THEATRE, NEWCASTLE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2
ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, TOWNSVILLE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4
CONVENTION CENTRE, CAIRNS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5
FORTITUDE MUSIC HALL, BRISBANE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7
THEBARTON THEATRE, ADELAIDE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10
TICKETS ON SALE 12PM FRIDAY, JULY 1 Live Nation pre-sale: 12pm, Thursday June 30 – 11am, Friday July 1
STM: Hi There Jaidyn, thanks for your time today, firstly congratulations on the new EP Define which is out now. Clearly, Covid had a huge impact on the recording and timing of the release, how did you find the process? Were there many delays and hurdles you had pop up?
Always a pleasure and thank you! Covid has most definitely made it hard over the past few years but nonetheless, we have persevered and all made it through. We were lucky enough to have actually already made the venture to Red Engine recording studios in Brisbane and laid down all the tracks last year before that last bad lockdown hit us. In regards to releasing the EP, I think the biggest thing was we wanted to wait and be able to experience it with our fans, friends, and family in person. Without being able to gig and support what we are so proud of it wouldn’t have made sense to us to release.
STM: As a relatively new band forming not long before covid hit you have done extremely well pushing out singles during times when gigs were vetoed, and the music industry was stopped in its tracks. Your determination as a band certainly shines through and has given you the results looking at your Spotify streams. You must be so proud of the band's achievements.
One hundred percent, not being able to see each other and especially not being able to rehearse wasn’t great and took its toll on us. Considering how much of the early stages of the band were hindered, I think we have really pulled through and shown that nothing can stop us from doing what we love.
STM: You traveled to Brisbane and put yourselves in the safe hands of renowned recording royalty in Steve James (The Sex Pistols, The Jam, The Angels, The Screaming Jets, Airbourne), tell me a bit about working with him and your recording process.
Without Steve, none of this would have been possible. His guidance and expertise in his craft made recording our first EP a breeze so to speak. Basically, we start by jamming through the songs together and getting a feel in the studio. After this, we all track our parts individually, and then it all gets roughly comped to hear a basic rundown of the mix. Throughout this stage is where a lot of change happens in the songs with new ideas thrown in or parts are taken out. It was such an amazing experience, and we are so looking forward to getting back up there as soon as possible!
STM: Define has a wonderful arc listening to it from start to finish, it has a great flow and concludes with the sublime Growing Pains. The addition of strings lifts this song from bloody great to amazing, was that extra layer always part of the plan?
When recording that song initially we knew we wanted it to be big. Lachie had this amazing vision from the start and it was just missing something. The addition of the violin really uplifted the whole song and added such a cool atmosphere, and helped to even more encapsulate the sort of direction we were taking the song.
STM: Slave Within The Change is like a big slap in the face with its ripping riffs and angsty lyrics, how was the writing process, and who put pen to paper with that one, or was it a joint effort?
Slave Within the Change was an awesome song to record and personally my favourite off the EP. I remember working on it through a couple of rehearsals with Josh and Lachie a few years ago and laying down a rough foundation for what the song became. Lachie and Rhett wrote the lyrics for this one and then it came back to a rehearsal where we refined and made the song what it is now.
STM: The EP launch and regional tour are kicking off in just a matter of days, you and the boys must be pumped to be out on the road and performing live gigs?
It’s amazing. I don’t think we could explain how excited we are if we wanted to! Being back on a stage has been an absolute blessing and it’s going to be so awesome to go to places we haven’t played at yet and bring our music around Victoria.
STM: It’s hard to fit everything on your EP was it difficult to leave some of your original singles off? You have some pretty popular ones to choose from.
I wouldn’t change anything about the EP. I think the way it plays from start to finish really sets in stone the experiences we went through and how we as a band felt over the last few years. For those of you wanting to get your hands on a physical copy of the EP, you may be surprised with a little extra something on the CD!
STM: Rumour has it that you have been behind a drum kit since you were two years old, is there any truth in that?
That is completely true! Some say I was born with drumsticks in my hands.
STM: Fun question to close out, you are stuck on a desert island and have three bands on repeat, who are they?
That’s a hard one, but for me, at the moment Ocean Grove would absolutely take the cake. Two others I would pick would be Warrant and Megadeth, although it’s really not an easy choice!
All the best on the tour and with the new EP Define, I look forward to getting along to a few of your gigs and enjoying live music again.
‘Define’ serves as a consolidation of character through recent rough times, pouring our heart and soul into our music, thus ‘Defining’ ourselves. – Among The Restless
Ahead of hitting the stage at Glastonbury Festival this weekend, homecoming heroes Amyl and The Sniffers extend their national Comfort To Me Tour to meet demand. Shows in Brisbane, Castlemaine, Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne are now *sold out*, with a second date added at Melbourne's Forum on July 19 and a strictly under 18's show announced at Colour on August 14. Fans in Frankston can catch the band at Pier Bandroom on August 4. All tickets on sale now.
The Sniffers also welcomefour piece hard rock & roll band Children of Finland Fighting in Norway (C.O.F.F.I.N) to the bill. Hailing from Sydney's Northern Beaches, C.O.F.F.I.N have gained a passionate following for their unique take on punk and rock music, gathering widespread acclaim for their energetic and addictive live shows combined with their lyrical activism and howling guitars. It's not the first time the bands have buddied up, with C.O.F.F.I.N having also joined Amyl and The Sniffers on their six-week US Tour that wrapped up last month.
Amyl and The Sniffers return triumphant from sold-out shows across the USA, the UK and Europe in support of their critically-acclaimed sophomore effort Comfort To Me, which debuted at #2 on the ARIA Charts and hit the Top 25 album charts in the UK, Germany, Spain and the US. Following their 2019 ARIA Award win for Best Rock Album, Comfort To Me signalled a major gear shift for the Sniffers, where love and hate, spit and sweat, beer and politics collide in 45 propulsive and iconic minutes.
By the time they head home to AUS, the band will have played prime time slots at Coachella, Primavera and Glastonbury, alongside high profile supports for Foo Fighters, Liam Gallagher and Green Day. Australian festival routing includes Splendour in the Grass (NSW), Blacken Festival (NT) and Winterwild (VIC).
Having toured relentlessly for a decade with no new music in sight, 2022 is shining a spotlight on one of Australia’s most esteemed frontmen, with the legendary Grinspoon vocalist and guitarist Phil Jamieson today sharing his new single Lights On and accompanying music video directed by Arlo Cook (Bob Evans, Gretta Zilla). The third single off his impending first-ever solo full-length album Somebody Else, due out on Friday July 29 via Cheersquad Records & Tapes, Lights On is an affable aural gem that’ll certainly shake the crowds into a shimmering frenzy when Phil and his band hit the road this July and August.
With a horde of 2022 appearances onstage at various Aussie festivals helming Grinspoon, including Spring Loaded, Wallapalooza and, imminently, Splendour In The Grass, Phil’s upcoming solo album celebratory launch tour will see Phil, along with band mates Davey Lane on guitar, Sam Raines on drums and Rob Muiños on bass, kicking off at Gaol After Dark in New South Wales on July 2, followed by Eltham Hotel NSW, before traipsing to the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Central Coast, Adelaide, Albury and closing out at The Big Bonanza in Coffs Harbour on November 4.
Boasting more hooks than a tackle box, Lights On launches with a crunchy spring in its step, with deep grooves, airy guitars and Phil’s creamy vocals ever-present throughout the tune. With Jackson McRae stepping in to bust out the driving beats on Lights On, Phil and co-producer Oscar Dawson, aka guitarist for Aussie indie rockers Holy Holy, deliver a dreamy and jangly delight that went through multiple variations before its final end result; and the single also may or may not be inspired by bank heists and memories, as Phil elaborates, “It’s been a journey for Lights On, going through many iterations and arrangements and what not. It’s a fun song to move shoulders and hips to – and its release also means I’m closer to releasing the album! The track might be about a bank heist? At its core, it’s about always keeping your heart in place for the person that you love. But it’s also about memories that might have betrayed you in some ways, and maybe about stealing money and maybe about hiding it. Maybe it’s about a bank heist, Oceans 13, Oceans 8. And it also could be about saying: no matter what, I’m gonna kind of hang in there, I’m gonna be there. So sentimental!”
The themes behind Phil’s forthcoming album Somebody Else span time, space and the human experience, traversing everything from time travel to trouble, loneliness, desire, escapism and love. Starting to grow sonic legs a decade ago, Phil initially presented what would eventually become Somebody Else to his team in 2019. Phil explains, “Initially I presented something to my management the weekend before Bob Hawke died, I was working on a few projects and presented the album, to Wonderlick; and they said it was close but to keep working. So I went away with Oscar, Davey, Jordan, Ben and we polished it up, this was all pre-pandemic, back in 2019”.
A face and voice that would help shape and define the new wave of Australian alternative music back in the mid 90s, Phil’s tenure for over a quarter of a century fronting Lismore’s favourite sons Grinspoon, Phil’s distinctive lyrics and vocal stylings piloted the group’s instantaneous meteoric rise, with Grinspoon becoming the first act ‘Unearthed’ by triple j courtesy of their debut track Sickfest. Going on to command over one thousand live shows, 13 ARIA nominations, six consecutive Top 10 chart debuts and multi-platinum album sales, Grinspoon also continued to be triple j darlings over the years, with a whopping 17 tracks polling in multiple Hottest 100 countdowns, including the iconic anthem Chemical Heart which took out the #2 spot in 2002 as well as #63 in 2013’s Hottest 100 of All Time edition. An accomplished singer, songwriter and guitarist, Phil’s live prowess hasn’t been strictly limited to a band setting, debuting his theatre chops in the 2017 Australian stage production of the Broadway musical American Idiot. Phil’s starring role in the Green Day-penned musical was extremely well received, as has been his more recent solo ventures, including the recently released singles Trouble and the title track from his impending debut solo album Somebody Else.
From his staggering impact on the Australian musical landscape to his continued work as a solo artist, performer and philanthropist extraordinare, merely labelling Phil a jack-of-all-trades would be entirely a disservice to this accomplished creative, who also shares an affinity for watching Judge Judy, coffee and “playing tennis badly”. But undeniably with Somebody Else, Phil yet again cements his rockstar status, with something for everybody on his maiden solo full-length album, and the album’s live tour celebrations will also feature everything you’d hope for, as Phil concludes, “Keep your expectations low and I will supercede them! I never go to concerts expecting much, I always find that if I go in with low expectations, I come away feeling relatively positive. I know it sounds a bit facetious to say, but you can guarantee that I will be there and also accompanied by a band, which is very exciting to really flesh out these songs. And of course, there will be Grinners songs played too, it would be rude not to. I might even throw in a Powderfinger, Jebediah or Spiderbait song too, just to even out my alt 90s cover set?!”
Lights On is out today.
Somebody Else will release on Friday July 29 via Cheersquad Records & Tapes, available to presave here.
PHIL JAMIESON & BAND – SOMEBODY ELSE ALBUM LAUNCH TOUR DATES: