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Jun 2 2022

Holy, Holy @ UC Refectory

After a massive rejig and a whole heap of calendar juggling, we're thrilled to announce the brand new rescheduled dates for our HELLO MY BEAUTIFUL WORLD album tour. Based on how things are going, these dates should be a hoot and hopefully, by then, the powers that be will let us all sing and dance together again. It feels like forever since we have seen you all, and we can't wait to come visit and play these new tunes for you - so please hold onto your tickets! When these shows finally happen next year, it's going to be beautiful. We are also excited to announce that we are partnering with an organization called Carbon Co to calculate the emissions generated from our flights and driving on this tour and offset them. The system works by funding and supporting projects which reduce greenhouse gas emissions via a range of technologies in projects from around the world. More details can be found on the touring page of our website ??????.~Fresh from the announcement of their forthcoming fourth album, Hello My Beautiful Worldout Friday 20 August via Wonderlick Recording Company, today Holy Holy  shares their irrepressible new single The Aftergone (feat. CLEWS).   To mark the release, the sonic masterminds have announced a national tour in November and December.   Holy Holy’s exhilarating live spectacle will commence on Thursday 5 November in Perth, and continue throughout Margaret River, Bunbury, Torquay, Frankston, Melbourne, Canberra, Wollongong, Newcastle, Sydney, the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville, Cairns, Adelaide, Hobart and Launceston.Recorded in a series of modest studios and spare rooms in Tasmania and Victoria, Holy Holy’s fourth album, Hello My Beautiful World is perhaps their most fully realised. Built upon a foundation of electronic beats and rolling synths, the record combines lush string arrangements, May-esque guitar riffs and chanted vocals to produce a heady and persuasive mix. The record moves fluidly through a collection of feverish moods and atmospheres, unfolding unpredictably and building to a series of fierce and manic highs. It’s a dense and ambitious record suited to close and repeated listening.Like many records you will hear throughout 2021, Hello My Beautiful World was largely forged in the midst of Australia's lockdown period.   The pair didn't tackle the album entirely on their own - Japanese Wallpaper added distinctive texture and flair across the album, CLEWS, meanwhile, have their voices featured on the incessant, electric cut The Aftergone, and of course there is the hyperactive, fiery guest verses of Melbourne rapper Queen P on Port Rd. Throw in the flourishes of composer Toby Alexander's string arrangements, plus collaborations with The Presets Kim Moyes, and you're looking at a record that sees the band redefining itself as a powerful force in the Australian songwriting landscape.Featuring lead single Port Rd. feat. Queen P, the grandiose second single How You Been and recent arresting album track Believe Anything, Hello My Beautiful World is an accomplished release from a band that is certainly not short on accomplishments. With their three full-length albums to date, the duo have built a loyal and dedicated fanbase with over 100 million streams across their body of work and multiple gold and platinum singles hanging on their walls. If that wasn't enough, there are nominations for ARIA Awards, J Awards and National Live Music Awards to take note of, all maintained through their fanatically attended live shows and unique songwriting.Hello My Beautiful World will be released through Wonderlick Recording Company on Friday 20 August.

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Jun 11 2022

The Jezabels @ UC Refectory

THE JEZABELSPrisoner 10 Year Anniversary Tour MELBOURNE, AU (Nov 1, 2021) – THE JEZABELS have just announced a national tour to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their 2011 Australian Music Prize, ARIA & AIR Award Winning, ARIA #2, iTunes #1, Gold Album Prisoner! For the first time, the band will be playing their most successful record, in its entirety live on stage. “We couldn't be more excited to be getting back together again for an Australian tour to celebrate the tenth anniversary of our debut album 'Prisoner'. We are pleased to say we'll be playing this baby live in full for the first time. It's been a hell of a decade since it came out, but it's made us all the more grateful for some of the things we took for granted. Like so many bands, playing our records live was always as important, if not more important, than making those records. We can't think of a better way to celebrate 'Prisoner' and say thank you to our fans that have supported us over the years than to announce this tour. We hope you can join us,” says the band. Tickets go on sale at 12pm, Wednesday November 4. My Live Nation members can secure tickets first during the exclusive pre-sale beginning 12pm, Thursday November 3.  For complete tour and ticketinformation, visit: livenation.com.au. Prisoner is a panoramic study of tension and emancipation, from the echoing stone cathedral of the title track to the sun-blasted morning of the first single, Endless Summer; from the cloistered atmospherics of the instrumental interlude, Austerlitz, to the chiming and climbing pop of Deep Wide Ocean and the quiet reflecting pool of Peace of Mind.  To mark the occasion, they will be releasing a limited collectors 7inch of a live recording of City Girl, captured at the Forum Theatre in Melbourne in 2011. The 7inch will only be available to ticket buyers to purchase. “Prisoner is also arguably the only Jezabels album that feels like an entirely cohesive body of work. The songs occupy the same musical universe — and more often than not, they bleed into each other, making the full 59-minutes feel like one great continuous ebb and flow.”Junkee “The Jezabels' immense sound isn't just imposing; it also upends familiar assumptions.” Sydney Morning Herald.

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Jul 10 2022

The Hard Aches @ UC Hub

Beloved rockers The Hard Aches have today announced their first new single since 2019, Party Ghost, a lightning strike of a song that explores finding comfort in the uncomfortable – out today.   The group have also announced a mammoth national tour to celebrate the release, kicking off in July and moving through major and regional cities across QLD, NSW, ACT, TAS and SA, wrapping up on Kaurna Land at The Governor Hindmarsh on August 6.  Party Ghost, which features Cahli Blakers of Teenage Joans on backing vocals, is the first taste of The Hard Aches’ new album, set to drop later in 2022. Party Ghost is one of those rare songs that hits the listener with a wave of nostalgia upon the very first listen – evocative and complete, brightly distorted guitars propel the song forward, reaching for tightly constructed arcs that follow the song’s lyrics in perfect tandem.  Speaking on the inspiration behind the track, Ben David explains, “It’s all about finding yourself in an unfamiliar place with unfamiliar smells and unfamiliar sounds…it’s about reflecting on your own existence, and your own experiences then learning from them, and doing everything you can to do better. Most of all, it’s about trying to understand how it must feel to be an animal, moved away from your safe place, put through big changes, and unable to understand them.”Recorded during lockdown at Southbank Studios in Adelaide, Party Ghost is a testament to The Hard Aches’ ethos as creatives – keeping empathy at the fore, passionate about society’s treatment of animals, and committed to exploring the emotional breadth that all living beings share. With this ideology in mind, the lyric “I’m sure you’ll come back when the parties get boring,”takes on a whole new meaning. After supporting Aussie legends Grinspoon on their national tour in 2019, touring came to an abrupt halt for The Hard Aches, as the band were directly affected by first the Black Summer bushfires, then the pandemic, keeping the band on home soil for two years. But they made the most of a bad situation, raising over $16,000 in bushfire relief funds, then using the coronavirus lockdown time to write and record their new album, which is expected to drop before the year is out. In the meantime, The Hard Aches are stoked to return to the national touring circuit in July and August to celebrate Party Ghost and the return of shows, as Ben says, “It’s been a huge shock to the system, not being able to share in the smiles and good times that come with touring and playing shows. It feels surreal to be back announcing shows – but it feels right. We are stronger than ever as a band with this new material, and with the addition of the amazing Eb Tonkin on bass. We really can’t wait to get back out there.”Listen to Party Ghost by The Hard Acheson your preferred streaming platform.

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Sep 16 2022

Ngaiire @ UC Hub

NGAIIRE - Album Tour at UC Hub on Saturday 29 January 2022 has been rescheduled to Friday 16 September 2022.A message from the event organisers:"Due to the continuing uncertainty and in order to deliver the best show around the country Ngaiire has made the tough decision to postpone her album tour to August/September 2022. All tickets will be automatically transferred to the new dates, though if you are unable to make the new date refunds are available up until the 13th January.We look forward to getting around the country and seeing you all soon!"Your current tickets are automatically valid for the new date - if you can make it, no action is required on your end & we'll see you soon! 5 years in the making, Ngaiire is taking her third album ‘3’ around Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand to celebrate its August 27th release.  You can expect the signature vocals, beats and costumes that have seen Ngaiire receive countless awards including four National Live Music Awards, an FBI Radio SMAC Award and the inaugural Australian Women in Music Award for Artistic Excellence. Not to mention bringing her signature style to the stages of Glastonbury and Splendour In The Grass and tours alongside Sufjan Stevens, Alicia Keys and Leon Bridges. ‘3’, a deeply personal album, brings Ngaiire’s heritage as a Papuan New Guinean woman to the foreground, exploring the link between heritage and westernised existence.  “I am full to the brim of stories that many don’t have the privilege to hold within themselves; some I know quite well and some live deep in my DNA that I won’t have enough lifetimes to unpack. But the ones I know, I will tell how I want to because I can. So here is a collection of love letters to 3 entities - myself, my country and those I love both here and now departed.” - NGAIIREFor the first time, Ngaiire will be releasing ‘3’ in a limited edition vinyl. Pre-buy your copy now HERE

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Sep 30 2022

In Hearts Wake @ UC Hub

Australian heavy music act In Hearts Wake are stoked to announce a massive national tour in celebration of their new feature length documentary, GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK, which has recently finished screening across the country and internationally alongside Earth Week 2022.The huge 27 date GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK tour will be hitting cities and regional towns across Australia throughout August, September and October 2022 and will also feature some of the most exciting heavy acts in the country with support from RedHook, Pridelands and Banks Arcade.“After not being able to tour properly for the past two years, it is our great pleasure to announce this huge national run of shows and return to towns that we love. We are also excited to take this new touring model out on the road and keep learning along the way. We cannot wait to celebrate Green Is The New Black with you!” said In Hearts Wake.GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK examines the music industry’s relationship to the environment. While the film chronicles the making of In Hearts Wake’s 100% carbon offset 2020 album Kaliyuga and their journey to becoming the first band to be a certified Carbon Neutral Organisation, it is more than a film about one band and one album. As In Hearts Wake examine their processes and search for more environmentally sustainable options, inspiring new possibilities for an entire industry begin to emerge.In Hearts Wake’s GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK Tour will see the band perform brand new songs written and produced especially for the new film, along with fan favourites from the outfit’s impressive five album discography.In true In Hearts Wake form, the band will offset 150% of the carbon emissions created from their touring operations, carefully calculating all emissions produced to cater for their transport, energy and consumption over the run of shows. The band are also pleased to share that the video for Worldwide Suicide has been nominated for the first ever Environmental Music Prize, a new award that amplifies the voices of artists who inspire action for climate and conservation through inspiring music videos. In addition to the tour, In Hearts Wake today also announce that a special Pay Per View screening of GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK will take place on Tuesday 17 May, along with a live Q&A hosted by the band. There will be one tree planted for every admission. Tickets to the screening and the tour will be available from 9am AEST Wednesday 4 May via inheartswake.com. Any fans that purchase a ticket to GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK Tour before 11:59pm AEST Sunday 15 May will gain automatic access to the Pay Per View screening and Q&A - so gather your friends and get on to tickets quick.

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Dec 8 2022

Midland @ UC Refectory

Grammy®-nominated trio MIDLAND will return Down Under in December 2022 as they bring THE LAST RESORT: GREETINGS FROM TOUR to Australia.  The country music superstars will kick off their tour in Canberra on the 8th December before making their way up and down the East Coast of Australia. Hailing from Dripping Springs, TX lead vocalist Mark Wystrach fronts Midland’s rich sound that is rounded out with lead guitarist Jess Carson and bass player Cameron Duddy. Rooted in tradition in both sound and style the trio initially garnered attention playing clubs in the region.  Their critically acclaimed freshman album, “On the Rocks” (Big Machine Records), features 13 tracks with song writing credits from each member alongside hitmakers Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne.  Launching to rave reviews from notable outlets such as the Los Angeles Times and Rolling Stone Country, “On the Rocks” was declared “the year’s best Country album” by Washington Post. Their debut No. 1 single “Drinkin’ Problem,” which offers an intentional nod to Country music reminiscent of the 1970s and 80s, earned the band their first Grammy Awards nominations for Best Country Song and Best Country Duo/Group Performance.  Midland was also named New Vocal Group of the Year at the 2018 ACM Awards and nominated for three CMA Awards including Vocal Group of the Year, Single of the Year for “Drinkin’ Problem” and New Artist of the Year.   Their second album LET IT ROLL was a top five release on the Australian Country album ARIA Charts in 2019 and coincided with their first visit to Australia as part of the international contingent headlining the inaugural C2C Music festival in September 2019.  Showcasing their Texas County/traditional country style, they gripped a local audience that loved their retro 70s country sound and songs about lost love, endless desert roads, electric rodeos and drinkin’ problems. Midland will release their new album THE LAST RESORT: GREETINGS FROM (Big Machine/UMA) in May 2022. The trio spent the pandemic exploring their creative depths, from progressive Country that grew out of “Urban Cowboy” through Dwight Yoakam’s post-traditionalism, and arrive with their third studio album.  Midland once again tap into that post-urban cowboy sound that their fans love.   The album is accompanied by a European and US Tour from May 2022.  Midland’s special guest is Australia’s own country music superstar *Travis Collins. Since bursting onto the scene with Start the Car in 2005, Collins has fast established himself as a leading light in Australian song. Nine studio albums later and Collins is a regular mainstage fixture at Australia’s peak country music festivals and routinely plays to sold-out crowds across the country. His most recent album, Wreck Me (2020) reached No.1 on the ARIA Country Albums Chart, debuting in the Top 10 of the ARIA Albums Chart, and landing at No.4 on the iTunes Australian Albums Chart. It also landed Collins his second ARIA Awards nomination for Best Country Album. Collins is a multiple Golden Guitar Award winner. Pre-sales for THE LAST RESORT: GREETINGS FROM TOUR will commence from Friday, 6th May.   General on sale will begin Tuesday, 10th May, 10 AM local time.  *Travis Collins not appearing in Melbourne

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