Originally published on Alt Media
Jenn Grant: Following wide critical acclaim and success for her latest album Compostela, being ranked twelfth in this year’s Top 30 albums in her home country of Canada, Grant is set to start off 2015 with a tour of Australia. With her renowned folk/indie rock sound Grant has explored new areas with this release to create a more lush and adventurous offering which lends itself to live performance.
Thu, Jan 8, Camelot Lounge
Hudson Mohawke & Mr Carmack: In a giant double billing one of hip-hops most influential beat makers in Hudson Mohawke joins forces with Hawaii-based producer Mr Carmack. Having gained early underground success Hudson went on to sign with Kanye West’s label Warp Records to release his debut LP Butter and has been steering the direction of hip-hop/dance music ever since. Mr Carmack has also been part of this new direction blurring the lines between hip-hop and dance so this show is a unique opportunity to catch them in the same place at the same time.
Thu, Jan 8, Oxford Art Factory
The Growlers: Californian beach goth rockers return to Australia following a highly regarded sold out tour in early 2014. After their tour of Australia last year The Growlers returned home to produce a new record that includes some of their most diverse work to date. Last time they were here the shows were very rowdy with lots of stage diving, crowd surfing, endless dancing and sweat.
Fri, Jan 9, The Roller Den
Magic Bones & Harts: Melbourne rockers Magic Bones will join forces with one-man-band Harts for a co-headline tour showcasing their distinct styles. Harts will be performing songs from his debut LP Daydreamer, including Australia’s number one played alternative radio track of the year When A Man’s A Fool. While Magic Bones will be debuting their new single Anytime Anywhere a follow up to the successful Round The Block.
Fri, Jan 9, Brighton Up Bar
Hardcore vs SKA Weekend ft. Totally Unicorn: This weekend Newtown will play host to a battle between Hardcore and SKA music for undisputed supremacy. Bands included on the card are Sydney’s own Totally Unicorn, Serious Break,Sorcery and Newcastle’s Deadtown Nothings.
Sat-Sun, Jan 10-11, Newtown Social Club
Ben Frost & Tim Hecker: Now based out of Reykjavik Australian composure/producer Ben Frost return home to show off his beautiful pieces that blur between sound art and more traditional electronic music. His album AURORA was named by Rolling Stone as one of the best albums of the year in 2014. Joining him will be good friend and collaboratorCanada’s Tim Hecker with his distinct ambient, eerie soundscapes.
Sun, Jan 11, Sydney Opera House