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Kongos: Set to make their first trip down under after finding instant success around the world with their hit single Come With Me Now. Having recently made waves with their alternative rock sound, reminiscent of Mumford and Sons, Crowded House and Kings of Leon, Kongos spent five consecutive weeks atop the Billboard Alternative Chart in America while simultaneously beating out Lorde’s Royals as the fastest ascent to number one by a debut artist in US history.

Thu, Nov 27, Oxford Art Factory

Castlecomer: Hot off the heels of the release of their third EP Lone Survivor Castlecomer will be hitting the road once again. No strangers to the touring life having performed over 500 shows in the past, the band has really honed their craft and are pleased to say this is their best work yet.

Thu, Nov 27, Oxford Art Factory

The Black Seeds: Globally renowned for their live shows New Zealand’s reggae-soul heavyweights are due to hit Sydney this week. Forming in 1998 and having produced five studio albums, a live album and two remix albums The Black Seeds have maintained their momentum throughout the years as a testament to their talent. Described by German Rolling Stone as “the best reggae band in the world right now”, their unique blend of funk, soul, rock and reggae is one not to miss.

Fri, Nov 28, Metro Theatre

Bud Petal: Launching their third album after years in production, Bud Petal create a unique blend of art-folk sounds and stories. In order to fully embrace the multiple deep layers of the record it will be launched with a seven-piece band that will create a very distinct atmosphere.

Sat, Nov 29, 107 Projects

Aleyce Simmonds: At just 26 years old Aleyce is already a ten-year veteran of the music scene. Her debut single Mighty Mighty Love became the most played country song on commercial radio and her two albums have received critical acclaim. The live show will feature two distinct elements displaying her versatility, firstly their will be a full band set where the lines between contemporary country, old school country and classic rock are blurred before moving into a solo mode where Aleyce will display her mesmerising voice.

Sun, Nov 30, The Vanguard

Zombie Cats: Five piece indie-pop band drawing influence from a rather diverse range including Ray Charles, Otis Reading, Lauren Hill and Gotye. Set to perform tracks from their latest release fans can expect a night of electronic infused pop, soul, catchy riffs and vocals. Zombie Cats will be joined by  bands Sons Of Alamo and Thirty Seven on support duties.

Wed, Dec 3, The Vanguard