1) Violent Soho announce hiatus
Violent Soho shocked fans this week announcing they are taking a break from writing music and touring. Violent Soho will be performing at Groovin’ The Moo this April and May, but guitarist James Tidswell has said “There is nothing booked after that, no album, we haven’t demoed any songs, we aren’t touring so that’s it. I one hundred per cent guarantee it will be at least a year before we do anything else”. But don’t stress, Violent Soho have confirmed they are not breaking up, you’ll just have to wait a while for their return.
2) Northlane drop surprise new album
Northlane are the kings of keeping secrets after releasing another surprise album this week. The eleven-track album titled ‘Mesmer’ was recorded in New Jersey last September and is the second surprise release from the band, after unexpectedly dropping a co-EP ‘Equinox’ with In Hearts Wake last year. Northlane will be touring their new music across the country in May. Stream the album in full below.
3) Tim Rogers announces national tour
You Am I frontman Tim Rogers has announced a national tour in support of his upcoming album ‘An Actor Repairs’ (due April 28th). The album was written over two years and was originally written as a side of a performance piece about an actor retiring from stage. The sixteen-date national tour kicks off this weekend and runs through to May. For all dates visit Tim Rogers’ website.
4) Baby Animals and The Screaming Jets are touring
Yep, you read it right, Baby Animals and The Screaming Jets have announced a co-headline tour. They played together for the first time 25 years ago and now they’re celebrating how far they’ve both come – The Screaming Jets with seven albums and Baby Animals currently writing their fifth. The tour will see both bands travelling the country throughout June and July; all tour dates are on The Screaming Jets’ website.
5) Client Liaison reveal plans for new limousine service
Client Liaison have always proved they are big on ideas, and their entrepreneurial skills are second nature. Last year the Melbourne band launched their very own fashion line, and now they have revealed their latest non-musical venture is in the limousine business. So far Client Liaison have indicated the luxury travel service will be available in Melbourne, with hopes to expand interstate eventually. Watch their new video clip for ‘Off White Limousine’ below.
6) Paul Dempsey tour has been announced
Something For Kate frontman Paul Dempsey is also embarking on a national tour soon. The tour is in support of his new single ‘Blindspot’, and he will be playing songs from his back catalogue including songs off his latest solo album ‘Strange Loop’. Paul will be performing in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne this July; dates can be found on his website.
MELBOURNE GIG GUIDE:
Saturday March 25th
- Baptism of Uzi at Yah Yah’s
- Foolish Boys at The Tote
- Passerine at The Penny Black
- Young Offenders at Cherry Bar
- Amy Shark at Northcote Social Club
Sunday March 26th
- Holly Throsby at Northcote Social Club
- Kingswood at 170 Russell
- Pink Harvest at The Old Bar
- The Canyoneros at The Workers Club (Fitzroy)
- Esstee Big Band at The Spotted Mallard