Celebrating surfing, community and great Aussie music, The Drop Festival is back for its second year. Taking place in five cities alongside some of the most incomparable surfing tournaments in the world, this year's festival will feature a range of talented acts including Angus & Julia Stone, Client Liaison and The Jungle Giants. Ahead of the festival kickoff, we caught up with Director (and world surfing champion) Wayne ‘Rabbit’ Bartholomew. We found Wayne in good spirits and more than willing to share what The Drop's second year had in store.
Join Tesla Coils on Their Journey to Help a Dinosaur Floating Through Space "Find What He's Looking For"
Amidst a long career of '80's inspired industrial synthesizers, quirky, at times, almost horror movie-like lyricism and electrifying, memorable live performances, Gold Coast's beloved Tesla Coils bring us one of their longest standing live-set additions, DINOSYNTH. Alongside standout animation from newcomer and friend of the band, Peter Anthony, the standout track is met with a stunning cartoon-ish visual element, giving the already complex story and arrangement a whole new level of meaning. Watch the dinosaur fight his way past enemies and rekindle with a loved one as growling synthesizers guide his journey to mark his place through the vastness of the galaxies and space. Standing as a fantastic metaphor for the complexities of human emotion, DINOSYNTH finds its way into all of our playlists, and we expect it to make its way into yours too.
Perth dream-popsters Mosquito Coast are heading out on a national tour taking in capital cities and visiting the Gold Coast and Newcastle for the first time, as well as a coveted support opening for Beach House at Perth Festival.
The Kooks started their career with a bang in 2006 with their unstoppable debut ‘Inside In/Inside Out’, which went five times platinum. The four-piece have continued to go from strength to strength. With three more studio albums including a ‘Best of…So Far’. The band have acquired over 1 billion streams worldwide – embarked on a number of massive world tours, awards and critical acclaim under their belts they’ve maintained a steady ascent to the top, constantly growing in popularity throughout the last decade.
California's radical sons The Growlers are coming back to our Aussie shores, with all their swirling psychedelic glory, alognside good friends, self-acclaimed 'monkey disco' band The Babe Rainbow. Playing at one of our favourite GC spots, Miami Marketta, we definitely couldn't be more ready for the most psychedelic day of the year year this Jan 10.
2018 has been one hell of a year for Aussie music and Newcastle rockers, The Gooch Palms, have been lapping up every moment of it. After spending most of the year performing shows all around Australia, the twosome have recently dropped their hit single ‘Summertime’ along with a whacky and funny film clip that showcases what the band is really all about, having a laugh and making sick music.
Tayla Sudall and Gooch Palms’, Leroy Macqueen had a chat about the bands last show for the year at Best Night Ever as well as their plans to drop a new album early next year.
Catch the full interview below.
It’s been a huge year for Aussie punk band WAAX from the massive positive response to their hit single ‘Labrador’, to playing huge festivals and shows all around Australia, to producing a debut album with the help of Bernard Fanning, you’d be crazy to think WAAX are going anywhere but up.
WAAX’s front woman Maz De Vita spent some time chatting with Tayla Sudall about the upcoming show at Best Night Ever on the Gold Coast, the enormous year that the band has had and the band’s debut album release co-produced by Bernard Fanning, scheduled to be released in 2019!
If your New Year’s resolution is to spend more time listening to amazing tunes and less time dashing between stages at festivals, listen closely! Victoria’s best boutique end of year bash, NYE on the Hill have dropped their set times and they’re an absolute doozy.
Hot off the heels of their first European tour with over twenty dates throughout the UK, Germany and Austria with two sold out headline shows in London, KINGSWOOD are back in Australia for summer headlines including a destined re-union at their original stomping, The Esplanade Hotel on New Years Eve.
At just 19 years old, Lucalion (aka Sam Bradley) has been making WAVES within the pop industry with his lush, mood-lifting production, reminiscent of Paces or Porter Robinson, the newcomer definitely has not let us down with latest single 'Let You Go'.