Local favourites Archie make an early return to the stage in 2022 armed with their infectious new single 'Closure'. Since their debut as a band in July of 2019, ARCHIE has shown that they're a force to be reckoned with. Beginning with shows alongside well-established hometown heroes, they soon doubled-down on their infectious performances by playing alongside the likes of NZ pop-royalty BENEE and long-time idols, Lime Cordiale. Joining ARCHIE on the night will be Sydney-based indie/rock band Highline who are aiming up in 2022 hot on the heels of a year that saw them release their sophomore EP ‘Off Track’ and play some of their biggest live shows to date.
Haiku Hands brought their singular, rebellious, and outright fun sound across multiple continents over the past four years. On the heel of their breakthrough performances at the UK’s Great Escape, Haiku Hands has been touted by NME as “Australia’s most electrifying pop prospect” and “a thrilling pop hybrid” who combine the pure pop attitude of Charli XCX with the energy and swagger of The Beastie Boys. The Trio have announced that Haiku Hand will be releasing limited edition classic black vinyl on Friday, February 4, 2022 to be followed by a national tour, aptly named the “We Got Vinyl” tour. Pre-order vinyl now. Haiku Hands are also excited to announce they'll be hitting stages across the country for their Australian Album Tour, 'We Got Vinyl' and a handful of festival dates in February and March 2022. Heading to Gembrook, Newcastle, Wollongong, Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney- tickets and tour info is availableHERE Based across Melbourne and Sydney, the core of Haiku Hands is Beatrice Lewis, Claire Nakazawa and Mie Nakazawa. Together, they curate, perform and work as a collective of artists, engaging and exploring social norms with their lyrical and visual content. Their influences range from hip-hop to pop, electronic to dance, and everything beyond.
Torch Fest is Australia's biggest mental health music festival, shining a light on inspirational artists and their stories.Initial lineup: AYA YVES, Sputnik Sweetheart, The Shang, Tiarnie, Seb Szabo, Imogen Clark, LIV LI, AZURE, Lucy Sugerman, The SunBears and Chins. The name Torch Fest comes from the idea that everyone has a Torch Song; the light that gets you through, and in 2021 we proudly launched Torch Fest Brisbane into the world. In 2022 we are bringing the festival to FOUR separate States as we continue to shine a light on mental health. All performers on the day perform their Torch Song, the light that gets you through, as part of their full set and the festival provides torches, for each attendee, to flick on when each of the Torch Songs are played throughout the day. Alongside the incredible music we will have wellbeing activations throughout the day including art therapy, mindfulness sessions, games, activities and a whole host more. The festival attracts attendees that want to see their favourite artists in an up-close-and-personal setting, not in a sprawling field with thousands of people, and enables artists and fans alike to feel safe, and be vulnerable if they feel the need, through a unique experience. Torch Fest Canberra will take place at UC Hub, on Sat 5th March 2022.
Illusive Presents and Frontier Touring are excited to announce a 29-date metro and regional Australian tour for one of the country’s finest hip hop acts, Bliss n Eso. In what is a truly national tour, the three-time ARIA-award winning group will take their electric energy and unmatchable flow to audiences in every Australian state and territory throughout January to April 2022.The epic The Sun Tour will visit Adelaide, Airlie Beach, Albury, Bathurst, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Cairns, Canberra, Central Coast, Coffs Harbour, Darwin, Dubbo, Frankston, Geraldton, Hobart, Lismore, Launceston, Mackay, Melbourne, Moruya, Newcastle, Penrith, Perth, Port Macquarie, Sunshine Coast, Sydney, Toowoomba, Torquay and Townsville. Due to commence in September but unfortunately with current COVID-19 restrictions and border closures across Australia, the2021 ‘Send It Tour’ will be cancelled and all tickets transferred across to the 2022 ‘The Sun Tour’ dates. Ticket holders will be contacted directly by ticketing agencies and fans are urged to #keepyourtickets. The group will be touring in support of their polychromatic seventh studio album The Sun, out tomorrow via Flight Deck/Mushroom. Bliss n Eso have long juxtaposed light and dark, blissful and melancholy, and strong and vulnerable. Nonetheless, The Sun finds hope in somber experiences, heightening the album’s sense of release. As a group that has grown up through their music over many years, The Sun initiates a new cycle and provides solace in this age of disquiet, thematising contemplation, healing and fortitude. Our first taste of The Sun has come in the form of singles ‘Good People (feat. Kasey Chambers)’ which made it’s live debut on this year’s Music From The Home Front concert, ‘Lighthouse (feat. Jake Isaac)’, ‘So Happy (feat. SonReal)’, ‘Send It’ and more recently ‘On One feat. Dizzee Rascal & Kings’. The band are disappointed that the Send It Tour is unable to go ahead as scheduled but are psyched to be returning with live shows in 2022 with their newest music from The Sun:‘We have been busy working away on this new album for some time now. Being able to perform these new songs live on stage with you beautiful people in the crowd is the ultimate reward. we’ve got so many new bangers on this album that we can’t wait to take for a spin for the first time with you guys. Those new tracks combined with all our classics is gonna be one hell of a ride. We’re gonna tear the roof off and send it to the sun!’ With 3 x ARIA #1 albums to their name, more than half a billion all-time streams and more than 400,000 albums sold to date, this will be the Sydney hip hop heavyweights first major headline shows since 2017’s national ‘Off The Grid’ tour which was highly praised by critics and fans alike. “Bliss N Eso had the crowd in their hand from start to finish when they took over The Forum” - Beat “Coupled with their lyrical creativity and verbal dexterity, they are formidable with a positive and uplifting message.” - Adelaide Now “Bliss n Eso have this amazing variety to their music and whether it’s rapping or a little more classical in their vocals, their voices and musical talents resonates perfectly with music fanatics. So the audience were drawn into the music with their hands in the air, it was quite an electrifying… albeit sweaty experience.” - Impulse Gamer Renowned for their captivating live performances and boisterous energy – don't miss out on tickets to see Australia’s finest, Bliss n Eso perform nationally for the first time in over four years, next January - April 2022. Tickets on sale to general public Monday 6 September at 10:30am AEST.
From meeting on the cricket pitch to recording their debut album with the help of Matt Corby, Great Gable are not a band to do things in the standard way. Never ones to worry about industry hype, they have spent the past few years focused on one thing only – getting their music heard by their fans. The band have quietly been selling out multiple national and international tours and amassing millions of online streams for their music, building themselves a die-hard fan base that has stuck with them every step of the way. They're back on the road in 2022, hitting up a bunch of their favourite spots across Australia & New Zealand. The tour follows the release of their fresh new single Hazy, produced by Alex Henriksson & Matt Corby at Rainbow Valley in Byron Bay.
Sly Withers are leaving their backyard behind and heading out on tour with Teenage Joans and Noah Dillon, to celebrate the release of their sophomore album, Gardens. Premiering at #10 on the ARIA charts, 'Gardens' is "a top shelf album of cathartic, introspective and exciting punk rock" (triple j, Feature Album) and the band can't wait to bring their newest offering to the nation. Kicking off in Darwin, and wrapping all the way around Oz, Sly Withers are keen to get back out on the road and play their biggest headline shows to date.