Welsh musician Steven John Harrington — better known as Steve Strange, the magnetic frontman of ’80s synthpop icons Visage and a chief architect of the then-blossoming New Romantic movement — has passed away at the age of 55, it has been confirmed by his record label. As Wales Online reports, Marc Green, the manager of Harrington’s
Being a member of one of the most respected and acclaimed hip hop groups around gives plenty of clout to Jurassic 5‘s DJ Nu-Mark when it comes to breaking down the best albums of the genre. The J5 mainstay has listed for us, in his humble opinion, the most influential hip
Six South Australian acts have been added to the Cold Chisel-led Clipsal 500 concert series line-up for this year, which kicks off in just a couple of weeks’ time on Friday, 27 February in the state capital. The cabal of local acts selected to fill support roles for the likes of Stafford Brothers,
Stalwart Aussie indie outfit British India have announced that they are set to release Nothing Touches Me, their fourth studio full-length, and their first since 2013 LP Controller, next month. Before the “tour and support” leg of the album cycle steals all their time, though, they’re kicking off the celebrations
Australian hard rock legends AC/DC have unveiled a run of shows in North America planned for August and September but, more excitingly for the rest of us, they’ve also confirmed the return of former drummer and Grammys fill-in Chris Slade to the kit as their touring percussionist. As Billboard reports,
Melbourne indie-pop/rock outfit Loon Lake are back with a new single and a couple of headline shows. The quintet have just dropped Surfin’, another catchy, easy on the ears party-anthem, which the band are calling a return to form after taking some time out after touring their last record Gloamer.
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
Canada’s largest music festival, Amnesia Rockfest, has unveiled a pretty spectacular 2015 lineup, headlined by the likes of System Of A Down, Linkin Park, The Offspring and Slayer. In total, the festival has recruited over 100 acts across rock, metal, punk, industrial, hardcore and even rap. Other Amnesia Rockfest acts
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
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.