Don’t Call It A ComeBack, we’ve scene it before

AUS ROCKERS Grinspoon are no strangers to a hiatus, but it doesn’t mean they’re any happier about the COVID-19 break than the rest of us. Drummer Kris Hopes caught up with Jade Kennedy this week to discuss their post-COVID comeback plans – which kicks off with Newcastle’s Scene & Heard festival in February – and discuss festivals of yore, ‘90s nostalgia, and the next generation … Continue reading Don’t Call It A ComeBack, we’ve scene it before

Coachella Organisers Announce Mega Festival

A historic three-day concert has been announced in California for this October, with a stellar lineup of acts including Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones. The event is the result of over a year of careful negotiations and secret squirrel meetings between Goldenvoice CEO Paul Tollett and various music industry heavyweights. Desert Trip will kick off on October 7 at the Indio Valley Empire Polo Club … Continue reading Coachella Organisers Announce Mega Festival

Groovin The Moo Townsville

Words: Nikki May Photos: Jade Kennedy At 28 years old I can sadly say I have never attended a music but I was determined to change that this year so I attended Groovin The Moo in Townsville. GTM featured an impressive line up including headliners such as Alison Wonderland, Boy & Bear, Illy and Ratatat however I was mostly excited for British India, In Hearts … Continue reading Groovin The Moo Townsville

A new brand of Terror

Terror frontman Scott Vogel is notoriously vocal. Not only is he known across the industry for his desire to keep hardcore ‘pure’ and ‘fun’, he’s also famous for his penchant for stage diving and rambling on and off-stage banter. The story of Terror began in the early 2000s. “From my perspective anyway, the band formation was kind of accidental,” Vogel said. “I had been in … Continue reading A new brand of Terror

Fancy Vandals

They are the reigning comeback kids of Oz (look out, Johnny Farnham!) and Nancy Vandal are at it again with their new album, Flogging A Dead Phoenix and tour announcement that includes – for the very first time – Soundwave Festival. “Is there a John Farnham trophy for making comebacks?” Mike “Fox Trotsky” Foxall said. “We’re pretty good at it, I reckon we’d be in … Continue reading Fancy Vandals

From Death To Destiny: Asking Alexandria is back

Ben Bruce is tired, but excited. You can hear it in his voice “We’ve just come back from a tour of South America,” the Asking Alexandria lead guitarist said from his home in the UK. “We did a bunch of dates, all around Chile, Columbia, Brazil, Mexico and Argentina… There were lots of riots, which made things interesting. It was a bit surreal some days, … Continue reading From Death To Destiny: Asking Alexandria is back

Call Your Friends – Zebrahead Release New Album

If you’re not entirely familiar with Cali pop punk band Zebrahead’s sound, vocalist/rhythm guitarist Matty Lewis is happy to provide a description. “We’re like the guys in the movie that always play in the background,” he said. “If you took a blender and threw in… oh wow, who would you throw in there? Maybe some Green Day, Rage Against The Machine… oh boy, um… NoFX… … Continue reading Call Your Friends – Zebrahead Release New Album

Tattoo Festival on Tour

As Paul Kelly once sang, from little things big things grow, and the Surf ‘n’ Ink Tattoo Festival is no exception. The annual event, which began on the Gold Coast in 2010, has become so popular organisers have decided to take the convention on tour, adding events in Brisbane and Townsville later this month. This is more than just a tattoo convention. Sure, if you … Continue reading Tattoo Festival on Tour