Kingswood: Melbourne rock band Kingswood is one of the hardest working bands in the country. Touring relentlessly, they played over 100 shows in 2012 alone. They just released their fourth single, Ohio and will be celebrating the release of their Change of Heart EP Deluxe. Their debut EP will feature eight tracks including released singles, remixes, acoustic renditions and live tracks. The Guppies will support them, and it will be your last chance to catch them before they head off to the States to record their first full-length studio album.
Thu, June 6th, Annandale Hotel
Matt Corby: Australia’s darling crooner who first rose to fame from his appearance on a national reality talent show has finally landed back on our shores. The string of live dates will signify Corby’s first headline Australian tour in over 12 months. He spent the last year in the studio recording his next release, the singer-songwriter will be giving fans a taste of what to expect from his debut, to be released later this year. Grace Woodroofe, the soulful singer from Perth who was first discovered by Heath Ledger, will support Corby.
Fri, June 7th, Enmore Theatre
Tuka, Ellesquire and Jones Jnr: Big Village affiliates will be putting on a free show right in the heart of their Newtown home base. Tuka (Thundamentals) and Ellesquire are home after their appearances at Groovin’ the Moo, and will be joined by DJ Morgs (Thundamentals) and Ev Jones who together form the soul/hip-hop project that is Jones Jnr. These Aussie hip-hop heavyweights are known to put on electric live shows, and from the look of it, their night at the Newtown Hotel will be large.
Sat, June 8th, Newtown Hotel
Thundercat: Stephen Bruner aka Thundercat is no stranger to Australian shores, he filled the bassist-sized shoes for Erykah Badu and Suicidal Tendencies. This will be his first headline tour in Australia in support of his upcoming sophomore album, Apocalypse. Thundercat is an exploration of the multi-talented instrumentalist’s jazz roots, collaborating with an eclectic mix of artists such as Wiz Khalifa, Earl Sweatshirt and Flying Lotus to create a unique sound that challenges and pushes genres.
Sun, June 9th, Oxford Art Factory
Movement: The Sydney electronic trio have just been announced as the support act for fellow Aussie electro experts, Flight Facilities. Having recently signed to Modular (The Presets, Tame Impala, Ladyhawke), the three Sydney lads are going from strength to strength, and will be celebrating their debut single Feel Real. Their shadowy brand of electronic music will be showcased in the intimate confines of Goodgod where they will be joined by indie punk rockers, the Black Zeros.
Wed, June 12th, Goodgod (SY)