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Published May 19, 2014

Hot off the metaphorical presses…

Anna O with ‘Hibernation’

Fresh from her EP When The Winter Came, Perth newcomer Anna O is ready to impress. A fan of indie/pop artists such as Lorde and Kimbra, ‘Hibernation’ boasts a catchy melody, bold vocals and an instant hook.

She’s touring Australia, hitting up NSW, Victoria and Western Australia in June. There are even a few free shows there, so if you’re broke, you have no excuse.

Watch the music video for previous single ‘Sleepless’ here, and check out her Facebook here: www.facebook.com/annaomusic.

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Cookin’ On 3 Burners Single ‘Losing Streak’ out soon

The first single from Cookin’ on 3 Burners’ sixth studio album Blind Bet (out 4th July), ‘Losing Streak’ will be out 20th May via Freestyle Records. Featuring special guest vocalists Daniel Merriweather (Mark Ronson, Adele) on the A-side and Kylie Auldist (The Bamboos) on the B-side ‘Mind Made Up’, this limited edition pressing will sell 500 copies only.

Get a taste of the band’s highly anticipated new album Blind Bet, which is described as ‘classic soul sounds with a modern cinematic twist’. And if you’re a fan of their studio work, head on over to their Blind Bet launch parties, which hit this July:

MELBOURNE: The Corner Hotel, 4th July
Featuring special gusts Daniel Merriweather, Kylie Auldist, Jason Heerah, Mantra & 1/6.
DJs Chris Gill, Manchild & Mz Rizk, Demilition B-Girl and her B-Boy crew Opening set: Josh Owen’s Rum & Dry.
Tickets: www.cornerhotel.com or  Ph. 1300 724 867 

SYDNEY: The Basement, 11th July
Featuring special gusts Tex Perkins, Kylie Auldist, DJs Huwston & JC (Funkdafied)
Tickets: www.thebasement.com.au

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The Hard-ons’ 30th Anniversary Tour

Decidedly middle-aged, but still brilliant, the Hard-ons have announced the supports for their upcoming 30th anniversary tour of Australia, kicking off late May in Adelaide. They will be joined by special guests Cosmic Psychos.

The legendary punk/pop/metal/psych hybrid Sydney band made their first public appearance on the 21 July 1984 as teenage misfits, and will be celebrating their 30th anniversary this year. One would have expected the Hard-ons to be doomed from the start: a Croat, a Sri-Lankan and a Korean walk into a bar…sounds like the start of a vaguely racist joke, not the start of an underdog story in which the Sydney music scene (made up of “fascist punks” and “elitist indie snobs”) was rocked by a heady mix of punk, metal, garage, thrash and bubblegum pop.

To celebrate this milestone, the Hard-ons welcome the temporary return of original band member Keish de Silva to their band, and will take the stage as a four-piece, touring the breadth of Australia with songs requested by their fans through online poll. They will also be touting a new, two CD remaster/reissue set of their breakthrough album Yummy, as well as a split 7″ single with Australian jazz legends The Necks. Adding to that, they will also have three more split 7″ singles and a brand new album to release after the tour.

Check out tour dates here.

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Little Earthquake debut ep Brightside

After making waves online earlier in the year with debut single ‘Planets’, Little Earthquake are now releasing their debut EP Brightside, with a support tour to match. Siblings Mathew and Justin Hyland were in bands together at school before touring as guest members of US indie rockers Lydia, when they started writing new content for what would become Little Earthquake.

Brightside is out June 6 through iTunes and other digital retailers. Visit Little Earthquake on Facebook and check out the dates for their Brightside tour:

BRIGHTSIDE TOUR

2nd June Old Bar, Melbourne VIC 

3rd June Ruby Tuesdays @ Workers Club, Melbourne VIC 

5th June Grace Darling, Melbourne VIC 

13th June Corrimal Beach Hotel, Wollongong NSW 

15th June Terrigal Surf Club, Terrigal NSW 

17th June Armidale Club, Armidale, NSW 

19th June Ric’s Bar, Brisbane QLD 

21st June Ric’s Bar,  Brisbane QLD 

25th June Lass O’Gowrie Hotel, Newcastle NSW 

27th June Armidale Club, Armidale NSW 

4th July Beresford Hotel, Sydney NSW 

31st July FBI Social, Sydney NSW

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