Cannibal Corpse: These American death metal heavyweights will kick off their next world tour in Australia ahead of the much anticipated release of their yet-to-be-named new album. This show is not for the faint of heart but if you want to have a good mosh be sure to hit this one up.
Thu, Sep 11th, Metro Theatre
Castlecomer: This up-and-coming Australian five-piece made up of four cousins and a close friend combine elements of folk, pop and rock to create some of the catchiest tunes on the local scene. Hot off the Triple J East Coast House Party Tour the band will kick off their headline tour with a single launch in Sydney.
Thu, Sep 11th, Newtown Social Club
Howling Bells: The now London-based Sydney outfit is returning home in support of the recently released album Heartstrings, which is heavily influenced by folk, blues and Americana. Lead singer Juanita Stein has expressed excitement ahead of the tour: “I’m desperate to tour and connect with an audience again” – it’s safe to say this show will be impressive.
Fri, Sep 12th, Oxford Art Factory
Andy Bull: Following the release of his second LP, Sea of Approval, Andy Bull is taking his show on the road. Bull usually produces his distinct pop sound by combining his voice with acoustic piano, synths and other samples all alone, however, for this tour he will be joined by a full band to, as he puts it: “interpret my bedroom productions for the rock stage.”
Sat, Sep 13th, The Metro Theatre
Patrick James: Sydney local James will be returning to headline duties with his own national tour to promote new record Broken Lines. Since wrapping up his last sold-out tour James has gone on to support some other well known names in the industry such as Pete Murray and Boy & Bea. He’s learnt from these acts and James will no doubt put on a spectacular performance.
Sat, Sep 13th, Oxford Art Factory
Devon Sproule: The US-based Sproule will make her maiden voyage down under with a tour in support of album Colours, due for release in late September. The guitarist/songwriter will bring her indie, folk, country and jazz-fusion style that is bound to evoke a mixture of emotions in the crowd. (JA)
Tue, Sep 16th, Newtown Social Club
BY JAMIE APPS