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VIOLENT FEMMES Australian Tour 2020

VIOLENT FEMMES Australian Tour 2020

Rumour has it that upon enrolment into Australian university students receive a copy of the Violent Femmes eponymous debut. Ten tracks and 36 minutes long, the album features the universal themes of alienation, isolation, sexual frustration and angst – perfect early adult fodder – via songs such as Gone Daddy Gone, Kiss Off, Add it Up, Please Do Not Go and of course, Blister in the Sun. We […]

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THE LEMONHEADS Return To Australia

THE LEMONHEADS Return To Australia

Handsome Tours is elated to announce the return of beloved alt-rockers The Lemonheads to Australia this December. Since they were formed in Boston, Mass, in 1986 by Evan Dando, the family tree of The Lemonheads has many twisted tentacles and tangential branches, and a host of one-liners etched into its bark. Anyone could be a Lemonhead but for how long who knows? Leastways they’ll […]

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The Beasts ‘Still Here’ National Tour November/December 2019

The Beasts ‘Still Here’ National Tour November/December 2019

Age shall not weary The Beasts, although the years may condemn. After the emotional and frankly devastating loss of their fellow footsoldiers and Australian musical icons Brian Hooper and Spencer P Jones in 2018, Tex Perkins and compadres Kim Salmon, Tony Pola, Boris Sujdovic and Charlie Owen resolved to continue carrying the torch of the unstoppable life force that is the […]

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mclusky* 2020 Australian Tour

mclusky* 2020 Australian Tour

Handsome Tours is delighted to present, for the first time in 15 years, mclusky*. Featuring Future of the Left members Andrew “Falco” Falkous and Jack Egglestone, with the addition of Damien Sayell from the St Pierre Snake Invasion, the Cardiff outfit will be playing venues in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane in January. mclusky* were a band between 1999 and 2005, in which […]

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THE MARK OF CAIN “Battlesick” 30th Anniversary National Tour

THE MARK OF CAIN “Battlesick” 30th Anniversary National Tour

The Mark Of Cain return to the stage this October performing their debut album Battlesick in its entirety. Originally released in 1989 via indie Adelaide label Dominator Battlesick sounded like no Australian album before it or since. Tracks like Wake Up, Dead Man’s Mail, The Setback, Call in Anger and the title track addressed the fear of dreams, the threat of death, anger over disappointment and personal […]

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BASS DRUM OF DEATH (US) Australian Tour October 2019

BASS DRUM OF DEATH (US) Australian Tour October 2019

Bass Drum of Death are heading back to Australia for the first time in over four years this October to bring their primordial garage quicksand to Yours & Owls Festival in Wollongong, along with exclusive intimate headline shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Since their now legendary Australian tour in 2015 on a heavyweight triple bill with DZ Deathrays and Hockey Dad, which saw them packing out venues over multiple night […]

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L7 Release New Album ’Scatter The Rats’ Friday 3rd May on Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records

L7 Release New Album ’Scatter The Rats’ Friday 3rd May on Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records

The first L7 album in 20 years, Scatter the Rats embodies everything that made the band so iconic in the first place – the distortion-heavy riffs and head-banging rhythms, sludgy grooves and indelible melodies. And in their lyrics, L7 achieve a direct transmission of raw feeling, often spiked with biting commentary on the chaos of the world today. Scatter The Rats was produced by Norm […]

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THE BEASTS Announce New Album ‘Still Here’ Out 15th February & 2019 National Australian Tour

THE BEASTS Announce New Album ‘Still Here’ Out 15th February & 2019 National Australian Tour

After an extremely emotional final performance with the Beasts of Bourbon, Tex Perkins hit upon the idea of getting all of the band’s members, past and present into a recording studio with no particular agenda other than to do just that. It was more of a celebratory thing he had in mind than anything. Sadly, bassist Brian Hooper didn’t make it […]

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RADIO BIRDMAN Australia September/October 2018

RADIO BIRDMAN Australia September/October 2018

Following Radio Birdman’s immensely successful double headline tour with Died Pretty in  June/July of 2017, the band will be playing a limited number of Australian East Coast shows over two weekends this September/October before heading off for a 22 date tour of Europe. The Gov will host Adelaide’s only show on Sunday September 30th. Last year’s tour was surrounded by […]

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THE SNOWDROPPERS – Final Ever Shows – We’re Calling It Quits Tour

THE SNOWDROPPERS – Final Ever Shows – We’re Calling It Quits Tour

2017 marks ten long years since THE SNOWDROPPERS first got in a room together to see if we could learn a handful of covers to play at a burlesque variety show… London, Pauly K, Cougar Jones and Johnny Wishbone – with no idea that it would dominate our lives for the next decade. We’ve seen a lot of things come […]

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DINOSAUR JR Give A Glimpse Of Summer – January 2017

DINOSAUR JR Give A Glimpse Of Summer – January 2017

Dinosaur Jr return to Australia this January touring off the back of their new album Give A Glimpse of What Yer Not their first since 2012 and their fourth since 2005’s unlikely reformation. “If you ever begin to think your best days are behind you, buy one ofDinosaur Jr.’s last three records and get inspired.” – Double J Original members J Mascis, […]

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GAY PARIS New Film Clip/Single: The Sackcloth Saint Of The Cornfield + Tour Dates

GAY PARIS New Film Clip/Single: The Sackcloth Saint Of The Cornfield + Tour Dates

Gay Paris is a primitive beast, sleeping in a cave, chewing bones and growling out its dreams. Soon, it will sleep no more, called by the sound of Ember Season and the sound of Saints dancing in cornfields. One must admit – Gay Paris earned its rest the hard way. Birthed in 2009 from the corpse of something that kicked and screamed until […]

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GAY PARIS – Dark Arts Summer

GAY PARIS – Dark Arts Summer

Summer waxes and the people lament – where are they? Where is Satan’s favourite party band? Do not ask where they have been, just know that they have returned, souls tanned by hellfire. And they need you to rock a bikini. That’s right, y’all – it’s going to be a Dark Arts Summer as Gay Paris hit select locations to handout a cocktail […]

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PRONG Make Australian Debut on First Ever Australian Tour

PRONG Make Australian Debut on First Ever Australian Tour

US metal favourites PRONG will tour Australia for the first time ever this coming November for Nightmare Music. Founded by singer/guitarist Tommy Victor in 1986, the band has never made it to Australian shores at any point in their 28-year career. But all that is about to change… Tommy Victor: “PRONG has never been to Australia. In all the years of it’s existence. I personally haven’t been […]

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Ray Ahn of Hard-Ons

Ray Ahn of Hard-Ons

“The attitude to playing in a band is quite different now because when we started there was a very unique and healthy underground scene where bands like the Hard-Ons who were never really on TV or radio but they could still go around playing five gigs a week all around the suburbs and all the venues were packed.” From tour […]

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I AM GIANT Science & Survival Tour

I AM GIANT Science & Survival Tour

London based kiwi rock band I Am Giant is proud to announce the release of their sophomore album SCIENCE & SURVIVAL on July 4th  via Sony Australia. To celebrate the release, the band will complete a four-date Australian tour, beginning in Brisbane on August 6th, heading to Perth, Melbourne, and finishing in Sydney on August 9th. Tickets will be available from 9am Friday 9th May. Science […]

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HARD-ONS are 30 Years Old…

HARD-ONS are 30 Years Old…

Within a proverbial blink of an eye, the legendary punk / pop / metal / psych hybrid Sydney band the Hard-ons turns 30 in 2014. To be precise, on the 21st of July 2014 the middle-aged yet brilliant trio will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their inaugural public appearance. In 1984, on that day, the multiracial band of bare-chested teenage misfits climbed onto a […]

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BRANT BJORK Low Desert Punks Australian Tour 2014

BRANT BJORK Low Desert Punks Australian Tour 2014

Brant Bjork. The Low Desert Punk has again put together a band of serious rock players. His most “ideal” unit yet. Featuring Dave Dinsmore on bass (Che, Bl’ast), Bubba Dupree on guitar (Void, Hater) and Tont Tornay on drums (Fatso Jetson, Chuck Dukowski). A new band with old school, heavy, calssic punk and rock roots but also a band with a […]

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I AM GIANT Razor Wire Reality Tour

I AM GIANT Razor Wire Reality Tour

For the last few months I Am Giant have been calling Biarrtz, France their home while recording their sophomore album, the highly anticipated follow up to their critically acclaimed debut ‘The Horrifying Truth’. Co-produced by Forrester Saville (Karnivool, Dead Letter Circus, Helmut), bassist Paul Matthews and drummer Shelton Woolright, the first single ‘Razor Wire Reality’ will be released on December 6th via Sony […]

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The Given Things

The Given Things

Bio: We’re a rock band from Brisbane. We’ve all been in and out of bands for a while. Somewhere along this journey, some of the music we were involved in had become not quite as fun as what it once was. Maybe when you become more concerned about which radio station will play your ‘genre’ or whether you get to […]

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The BellRays return to Australia this November

The BellRays return to Australia this November

US garage-rock legends THE BELLRAYS paid a visit to Australia in June 2013 after a lengthy break from touring the Oz territory. Following the run of European shows (and some recording) that pre-ceeded the hectic promo / touring schedule here in Australia, it all took its toll on singer Lisa Kekaula, who’s voice almost gave out just in time for her first […]

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Dead Letter Circus ‘The Catalyst Fire’ Tour

Dead Letter Circus ‘The Catalyst Fire’ Tour

With their second album landing August 9 via UNFD, New World Artists announce Dead Letter Circus (DLC) are embarking on ‘The Catalyst Fire’ Australian tour to debut their highly anticipated new material. The Catalyst Fire is the follow up to Dead Letter Circus’ hit debut album This Is The Warning. This Is The Warning peaked at #2 on the ARIA Charts, recently achieved Gold sales, was nominated […]

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the BellRays

the BellRays

From Tour press release: Blues is the teacher. Punk is the preacher. With a band like the BellRays it’s all about emotion and energy, experience and raw talent, spirit and intellect. Exciting things happen when these things collide. And Australian audiences are about to witness all the above things when the BellRays return this June for a 5-date tour. Bob […]

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PRIMAL SCREAM set to release ‘More Light’ on May 10th

PRIMAL SCREAM set to release ‘More Light’ on May 10th

After debuting new track ‘2013’, Primal Scream return May 10th with one of the year’s most eagerly awaited albums; ‘More Light’, out on the band’s own First International label through Ignition Records / Inertia. An adventurous, 13-track collection of new songs – and the band’s first LP in five years – ‘More Light’ was written by Bobby Gillespie and Andrew Innes […]

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BLUE OYSTER CULT First Ever Australian Tour

BLUE OYSTER CULT First Ever Australian Tour

Blue Oyster Cult may be the ultimate ‘cult’ band. Revered by punks, metal heads, sci-fi geeks and horror movie fans alike, B.O.C. have carved out a 40-year career via a string of complex hard rock albums and killer live shows. The author Steven King adores them and so does Dave Graney. Their best known track Don’t Fear The Reaper, was a U.S. top […]

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I AM GIANT Australian Tour 2013

I AM GIANT Australian Tour 2013

I Am Giant are returning to Australia in February 2013– their first dates since their support slot with Slash this September.  Leading up to the Australian dates, the band will be touring around the beaches of New Zealand with rock heavyweights Shihad and King Cannons. I Am Giant recently released their debut album ‘The Horrifying Truth’ (produced by Forrester Saville) […]

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Battleships

Battleships

Official Biography: 2012 has been a busy year for Sydney 4-piece Battleships. Having received widespread acclaim for their debut single ‘In Retrospect’, Battleships delivers their captivating new single ‘Your Words’. Their debut single ‘In Retrospect’ landed on high rotation on Triple J, as well as receiving regular play on community-based and independent radio nation-wide. Battleships are also receiving international attention […]

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Ben Gillies of Bento

Ben Gillies of Bento

“To me, Silverchair did its thing and to me Bento is my baby, I’ll see Bento through until I’m an old man.  As an artist it’s my creative outlet and that’s what most people want, like I would’ve loved to have done my music in the more recent years with Silverchair but our priorities changed and I was happy to […]

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Bento – Diamond Days

Bento – Diamond Days

In Summary: “I’ve already played ‘Diamond Days’ through a number of times and it’s an album that I will happily continue to listen to…” It’s always a daunting task for any member of a band to step out and go solo, especially when taking the vocal lead, but even more so when you’re the co-founder and drummer in one of […]

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Hard-Ons Back From The Brink – Tour

Hard-Ons Back From The Brink – Tour

Having recovered substantially from a well-publicised incident, Peter “Blackie” Black will take his band The Hard-ons back on the road in Australia in November and December! Hard-ons’ irresistible march around Australia was abruptly halted back in May due to the said incident. Blackie has since recovered well, in no small part due to the support of the Hard-ons’ fans and […]

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