28 Apr 2015

Official Splendour 2015 Sideshows: Exclusive Pre-sale

Secret Sounds‘ official pre-sale of Splendour in the Grass sideshows starts at 10am today and will run through until 8am tomorrow morning (Wednesday 29th). In order to unlock your exclusive pre-sale access, all you have to do is sign-up to Secret Sounds here. You’ve just under 24 hours to find out when your favourite

23 Mar 2015

The Black Keys Cancel Australian Tour, Including Byron Bay Bluesfest

The Black Keys have had to cancel their upcoming Australian visit, which included headlining next weeks Byron Bay Bluesfest, following drummer Patrick Carney’s shoulder surgery. The injury, sustained in January, has also seen New Zeland and Japan removed from The Black Keys’ Turn Blue World Tour. Despite hoping to resume

24 Feb 2015

Selfie sticks at festivals, a thing of the past?

The promoter of the Soundwave music festival, held in major cities across Australia, has vowed to crack down on “selfie” sticks, saying they are preventing concertgoers from enjoying the show. Promoter AJ Maddah’s concerns come as the Sydney Entertainment Centre, now Qantas Credit Union Arena, confirmed to Fairfax Media that

18 Feb 2015

Finalised Soundwave 2015 Timetables Have Arrived

Soundwave 2015 punters, get your highlighters ready. Finalised set times for this year’s instalment of Australia’s favourite punk and hard rock event have finally arrived, rectifying many of the annoying clashes present on the draft timetables and it’s all thanks to the fans who made their voices heard. Recent weeks

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17 Feb 2015

Groovin The Moo promoters announce the return of The Plot

The team behind the rural festival Groovin The Moo – Cattleyard Promotions – have confirmed that their other festival The Plot will return in 2015. The event debuted in Sydney and Melbourne in December 2013 promising to “put the Tron in electronic and the dance in your pants” with a

17 Feb 2015

Soundwave May Not Be Coming Back To Your City Next Year

Last week, Tone Deaf reported on the warning that Soundwave promoter AJ Maddah issued to punters in Adelaide. Responding to a fan on Twitter, Maddah described ticket sales in the South Australian capital as “pathetic”, and claimed that it would be “the last Soundwave in Adelaide unless it picks up

12 Feb 2015

Rival Sons Cancel Soundwave Festival Tour

After some speculation yesterday, Californian rockers Rival Sons have officially pulled out of theirSoundwave Festival shows, scheduled to start next weekend. Festival organisers have shared a statement from the band, explaining that the birth of a child led to their decision. “Attention to our highly esteemed and very patient Australian

12 Feb 2015

TISM Frontman Says He’ll Perform At Eurovision, For A Price

TISM frontman Humphrey B. Flaubert (real name Damian Cowell) has responded positively to theincreasingly popular petition to get TISM to reform and represent Australia at Eurovision 2015, whichAustralia will now compete in. “I do not wish to comment on behalf of TISM out of respect for my colleagues and the

12 Feb 2015

Columbus Join The Soundwave 2015 Brisbane Lineup

The final winner of triple j Unearthed’s Soundwave competition has been revealed, with Brisbane three-piece Columbus set to open the main stage of Soundwave 2015 in their home city. Columbus are a three-piece who have been smashing out emotional punk tunes across three EPs over the last couple of years.

11 Feb 2015

I, Valiance Join Soundwave Melbourne

The final cherry has been added on top of the Soundwave 2015 Melbourne bill, with locals I, Valiance announced as the lucky last lineup addition. The “digital chicken metal” peddling Victorians have been included thanks to the triple j Unearthed Soundwave competition, which gives one emerging band from each state