The Nerve ‘Audiodacity’ tour – new dates announced!

Australian rock outfit The Nerve have announced additional dates as part of their national tour in support of debut album ‘Audiodacity’.
Featuring Ezekiel Ox (Mammal), Lucius Borich (Cog), Davarj Thomas (Pre-Shrunk) and guitar virtuoso Glenn Proudfoot, the band are the midst of a successful headline run, including packed rooms at Sydney’s Annandale Hotel and Melbourne’s Ding Dong Lounge.
The Nerve will play a second show in Adelaide on Sun Dec 22nd, before returning to Melbourne for a special Christmas Eve headline show at The Espy. They will then return to NSW, playing main support to The Butterfly Effect in December in Wollongong, Mona Vale and on New Year’s Eve in Newcastle to cap off the year.
‘Audiodacity’ is out now through Bird’s Robe Records/MGM (listen/order here)
Watch the video for ‘Respect’
Watch the band live at The Espy

Fri Dec 13 @ Barwon Club, Geelong VIC
Thu Dec 19 @ Mojo’s Bar, Fremantle WA
Fri Dec 20 @ Prince of Wales Hotel, Bunbury WA
Sat Dec 21 @ Crown and Anchor Hotel, Adelaide SA
Sun Dec 22 @ Crown and Anchor Hotel, Adelaide SA – 2nd show just announced!
Tues Dec 24 @ The Espy, Melbourne VIC – 2nd show just announced!
Sat Dec 28 @ Waves, Wollongong NSW w/The Butterfly Effect
Sun Dec 29 @ Mona Vale Hotel, Sydney NSW w/The Butterfly Effect
Tues Dec 31 @ Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle NSW w/The Butterfly Effect
Tickets on sale from OzTix.

The Red Paintings announce new US tour dates, debut on Modern Rock & CMJ Charts

The Red Paintings have announced new US tour dates supporting 90s alt-rockers Spacehog this December.
The Australian orchestral art rock band recently released their debut album The Revolution Is Never Coming to rave reviews. Their single ‘Wasps’ has picked up steam in the US including the #1 most requested track at KFMA in Arizona for the past week.
The band is sitting at #91 on the Modern Rock radio charts and #158 on the CMJ Top 200 College Radio charts, with ‘Wasps’ on rotation at several stations across the country.
The Red Paintings recently made their television debut on AXS TV performing two tracks from The Revolution Is Never Coming including the single “Wasps” and “You’re Not One of Them”.  mtvU call them “dark, cinematic” with a dynamic sound similar in spirit to NIN and 30 Seconds To Mars. View the official music video for “Wasps” at:
Known for their visionary stage shows incorporating live art, human canvases, and theatrics, The Red Paintings are a multi-faceted genre-spanning act incorporating everything rock from alternative to punk to industrial. Ever since suffering a near-fatal seizure eight years ago, Trash McSweeney, the musical architect of The Red Paintings, sees color in sound, a condition known as synesthesia.
The Red Paintings kick off their UK & Europe theatre tour supporting Mindless Self Indulgence next week, before heading over to the US. The band will continue on the road through Christmas performing select dates in support of airplay. Additional dates will be announced, with the confirmed itinerary below.
The Red Paintings UK & Europe tour w/Mindless Self IndulgenceNov 14 @ Hansa, Munich GERMANY
Nov 15 @ La Laitterie Club, Strasbourg FRANCE
Nov 16 @ Luxor, Cologne GERMANY
Nov 17 @ Magnet, Berlin GERMANY
Nov 22 @ Nosturi, Helsinki FINLAND
Nov 24 @ Klubben, Stockholm SWEDEN
Nov 25 @ Pumpehuset, Copenhagen DENMARK
Nov 26 @ Knust, Hamburg GERMANY
Nov 28 @ Concorde 2, Brighton UK
Nov 29 @ Koko, London UK
Nov 30 @ Waterfront, Norwich UK
Dec 1 @ Liquid Room, Edinburgh UK
Dec 3 @ Wulfrun, Wolverhampton UK
Dec 4 @ The Ritz, Manchester UK
Dec 5 @ Anson Rooms, Bristol UK
Dec 6 @ Melkweg, Amsterdam NETHERLANDS
Dec 7 @ La Trabendo, Paris FRANCE
Dec 8 @ Batschkapp, Frankfurt GERMANY
The Red Paintings USA tour w/Spacehog & Sponge
Dec 11 @ Lee’s, Toronto ON
Dec 12 @ Magic Stick, Detroit MI
Dec 13 @ Rt. 20, Racine WI
Dec 14 @ Mojoes, Joliet IL
Dec 15 @ Grog Shop, Cleveland OH
Dec 16 @ Reggies, Chicago IL – headline show 
‘The Revolution Is Never Coming’ is out now through Bird’s Robe Records/MGM Distribution (Australia), The End Records (North America) & Graphite Records (UK/GAS)

sleepmakes​waves to tour with Karnivool & Dead Letter Circus in January

Australia’s two biggest progressive rock exports KARNIVOOL and DEAD LETTER CIRCUS have teamed up with post-rock trailblazers SLEEPMAKESWAVES for a massive Australian tour this summer.
The Polymorphism tour will kick off Jan 8th at the Palace Theatre in Melbourne, before visiting Brisbane, Coolangatta, Coffs Harbour, Newcastle, Sydney, Wollongong and wrapping up at a massive show at Red Hill Auditorium in Karnivool’s hometown of Perth on Jan 23rd.
Both Karnivool & Dead Letter Circus are touring heavily with new albums: Karnivool’s third album Asymmetry debuted at #1 in July, while Dead Letter Circus’ The Catalyst Fire was their second #2 ARIA chart placing. Having played a string of major European festivals earlier this year, Karnivool are currently touring Europe including sold-out shows in London, Brussels, Munich and Paris. Dead Letter Circus are now in the US, following headline dates and festivals in South Africa and Europe.
Sydney instrumental post-rock/prog quartet sleepmakeswaves have had an amazing run since the release of their debut album “…and so we destroyed everything.”  Over the past two years, their busy schedule has included 7 Australian tours, 2 European tours, touring the USA and playing SXSW, supports for 65daysofstatic, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Karnivool – and an unprecedented nomination for an ARIA Award in 2012. Currently in the middle of a mammoth 38-date tour of the UK and Europe, sleepmakeswaves will release their much-anticipated second album in 2014.
“We can think of no better way to kick off 2014 than to accompany our amazing friends Karnivool and Dead Letter Circus on a January Australian tour! Honoured to be joining such a lineup. Looking forward to seeing you again, Australia <3″
Polymorphism 2014 – presented by Billions Australia, Fidelity Corp, Triple M & fasterlouder
Tickets for all shows from
Wed Jan 8 @ Palace Theatre, Melbourne VIC
Thu Jan 9 @ Palace Theatre, Melbourne VIC
Sat Jan 11 @ Marquee, Brisbane Showgrounds, Brisbane QLD
Sun Jan 12 @ Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta QLD
Wed Jan 15 @ CEX, Coffs Harbour NSW
Thu Jan 16 @ Newcastle Panthers, Newcastle NSW
Fri Jan 17 @ Roundhouse, Sydney NSW
Sun Jan 19 @ Waves, Wollongong NSW
Thu Jan 23 @ Red Hill Auditorium, Perth WA
Videos and photos online at
“…and so we destroyed everything” is out now through Bird’s Robe Records/MGM (iTunes & JB Hi Fi & Bandcamp)

Toehider announce new single and tour with Devin Townsend (USA)

Melbourne prog-pop act TOEHIDER have released their new single ‘Whatever Makes You Feel Superior.’
The single follows the recently successful rock ode ‘Smash It Out’ and sees them take their epic insanity up another notch:
“This is probably the most over-the-top thing Toehider has done. More over the top than arm wrestling Sylvestor Stallone so hard that the bone pops out of the skin. More over the top than Orson Welles providing the voice to a giant robotic planet that’s like 400 times the size of a regular Transformer. Heavily influenced by the likes of The Darkness, Lionel Ritchie, Twelve Foot Ninja, Queen, and the melismatic Mariah Carey, this track is fun for the whole family.”
The new single comes with the news Toehider will tour with prog icon DEVIN TOWNSEND in October. The band will join the American legend (formerly of Strapping Young Lad) in Brisbane and Sydney.
Formed in 2008 by ex-Template frontman Mike Mills, Toehider have since gone on to tour Australia and share stages with artists as diverse as sleepmakeswaves, The Protomen (USA), Twelve Foot Ninja and Unitopia.
After the release of their Queen/Panic at the Disco inspired self-titled EP in 2008, singer/songwriter Michael Mills bypassed the “difficult second album syndrome” by instead releasing 12 albums in 12 months. The “12in12″ project was an unprecedented move that saw Toehider explore a vast array of genres and lay claim to being Australia’s most profilic progressive rock act, with no less than 15 releases in 5 years!

“The best Monday song ever. Yes, yes, I Must Say Yes.” – Zan Rowe, Triple J
“I don’t throw it about willy-nilly. Their stuff is BOSS” – Andrew Günsberg (Channel V)”I don’t ever remember being this intrigued, entertained and obsessed with lyrics before” – Mitch Booth, Metal Obsession
“…it was classic prog with a modern edge and fittingly, the band with serious chops did not take themselves too seriously” – Music Feeds
Thu Oct 10 @ The Hi Fi, Brisbane QLD w/Devin Townsend (USA)
Fri Oct 11 @ The Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW w/Devin Townsend (USA)
‘Whatever Makes You Feel Superior’ is available from &
The First Six, The Last Six and To Hide Her are available now through Bird’s Robe Records
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Teal announce east coast tour supporting The Butterfly Effect

Sydney rock band Teal has a huge end of 2013 planned after announcing today they will open for The Butterfly Effect on their east coast tour dates in October.

The band have just completed a successful headline tour (including a sold-out show at Sydney’s Spectrum) and the news follows the release of the band’s debut EP ‘Hearth’ which has so far seen airplay for lead single ‘Solitaires’ on triple j, FBi, 4zzz and community radio nationally. ‘Hearth’ was produced by Lucius Borich, best known for being the drummer of Cog, Floating Me and currently The Nerve. The 5 track EP is Lucius’s first official foray into producing after opening Keysound Studios in 2012.

The upcoming dates are an opportunity for the young alternative/progressive rockers to cap off an amazing 18 months. After signing with manager Hamish Smith at Blue Shift Entertainment, they have been occupied touring the east coast and playing shows with sleepmakeswaves, Dead Letter Circus, Closure in Moscow, The Red Paintings & Twelve Foot Ninja.

Mid-2013 saw the band signing with Sydney-based Bird’s Robe Records, joining an impressive roster of Australian and international art rock and progressive acts, including 65daysofstatic, sleepmakeswaves, The Red Paintings and The Crooked Fiddle Band.

“An epic way to debut. Think somewhere between Muse and Birds Of Tokyo.” – Dom Alessio, triple j

“You guys are great – dramatic…and sensational.” – Rosie Beaton, triple j Unearthed

If this is a sign of things to come, TEAL – you guys are doing it right!” – SF Media

Working with Teal was something very special for me. These guys have a big future.” – Lucius Borich

They are a fantastic live band. Make sure you catch them on stage!” – OzProg

Teal will open for The Butterfly Effect at the following shows:

Thu Oct 10th @ The Zoo, Brisbane QLD

Fri Oct 11th @ Gershwin Room, Melbourne QLD

Sat Oct 19th @ Annandale Hotel, Sydney NSW

‘Hearth’ is out now through Bird’s Robe Records/MGM

Preview on iTunes

Smashing Pumpkins’ bassist to join The Red Paintings on US TV

We are very excited to announce Smashing Pumpkins’ bassist Nicole Fiorentino will be joining The Red Paintings.
The band will premiere their new ‘Wasps’ stage show and lineup on October 7th when they debut the new single ‘Wasps’ live for their first major TV appearance on AXS TV (hosted by Ryan Seacrest’s entertainment channel reaching 36 million households across the US).
Nicole will play with the band when her schedule permits outside her continued work with Billy Corgan’s Smashing Pumpkins and her own project The Cold and Lovely.
The Red Paintings’ debut album ‘The Revolution Is Never Coming’ is out worldwide October 1st, following a year of extensive touring – and with much more to come.
Known for their incredible live shows including stage painters and human canvases, the band have kicked off an ambitious 4-part world tour in support of their record. 2013 so far has seen the band tour North America, the UK and Australia twice each – including sold out theatres with Mindless Self Indulgence & …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, sold out clubs with The Pineapple Thief, UK festivals Y Not & Rebellion, acoustic dates with 65daysofstatic and a headlining tour of Australia.
The band will continue with a promotional tour of the US during October, before heading onto a 3-week UK and Europe tour supporting Mindless Self Indulgence in November and December.
As always, the band are on the lookout for painters and human canvases to join them on stage. Submit your works and/or body to to become a part of their creative circus.
Watch the new video for ‘Wasps’

Nicole Fiorentino:
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‘The Revolution Is Never Coming’ is available now
Stay tuned October 7th for the video and unveiling of the new stage show!

65daysofstatic ‘Wild Light’ orders now available

The incredible 6th studio album from electronic-post-rock pioneers 65daysofstatic is available to order from our webstore right here

Catch them on tour across the UK & Europe this September, October and November with our very own sleepmakeswaves

They’ll then head across to America for the first time in 6 years, for a co-headlining tour with CASPIAN

Full dates over at

The Red Paintings debut at #26 on US radio and announce new US dates

Orchestral art rockers The Red Paintings have debuted at #26 on the US FMBQ radio chart with their new single ‘Wasps’, just one spin shy of the top 25.

The band will release their long-awaited debut album ‘The Revolution Is Never Coming’ internationally on Oct 1st through The End Records (USA) & Graphite Records (UK/EU).

The album has received a string of positive reviews to date, with UK magazine Rock Sound calling it “rich, operatic and mountainous…with remarkable grace.

There is nothing to fault in this extraordinary debut and it will no doubt bring further international acclaim to the Australian band. 10/10.’ – Tone Deaf

Like a thrilling manic descent on a violent helter-skelter ride its grandiose absinthe-soaked delirium never wavers. 4/5.’ – Rolling Stone

The Red Paintings and their debut album The Revolution Is Never Coming is phenomenal. There is no other word to describe the sheer majestic, dynamic, out of this world orchestral sound and nature of this Brisbane quintet.’ –

The band will appear on American music shows AXS TV & Skinny Music TV in the coming weeks, as well as adding a new Los Angeles showcase for the record, on Sat Oct 12th at Bar Sinister in Hollywood.

TRP have had an incredible and hectic 2013 so far, touring sold out North American theatres with Mindless Self Indulgence in April, sold out UK clubs with The Pineapple Thief in May, a headline tour of Australia in June, supporting …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead across North America in July, then featuring on the UK festival circuit at Y Not & Rebellion Festivals in August.

Currently in Los Angeles, the band are preparing for upcoming US dates as well as a massive theatre tour across the UK & Europe with Mindless Self Indulgence during November and December.

The Revolution Is Never Coming is out Oct 1st (USA / UK / Europe / Australia)

Watch the video for ‘Wasps’
Watch the video for ‘You’re Not One Of Them’
Watch the band live at Rebellion Festival (UK)
Watch the band live at The Hi Fi, Brisbane (AUS)

The Red Paintings ‘Wasps’ tour dates (more to be announced):

Oct 7 @ AXS TV, USA
Oct 12 @ Bar Sinister, Los Angeles USA

Nov 14 @ Hansa 39, Munish GERMANY
Nov 15 @ La Laitterie Club, Strasbourg FRANCE
Nov 16 @ Luxor, Cologne GERMANY
Nov 17 @ Magnet, Berlin GERMANY
Nov 20 @ Moscow Hall, Moscow RUSSIA
Nov 21 @ Avrova, St Petersburg RUSSIA
Nov 22 @ Nosturi, Helsinki FINLAND
Nov 24 @ Klubben, Stockholm SWEDEN
Nov 25 @ Pumpehuset, Copenhagen DENMARK
Nov 26 @ Knust, Hamburg GERMANY
Nov 28 @ Concorde 2, Brighton UK
Nov 29 @ Koko, London UK
Nov 30 @ Waterfront, Norwich UK
Dec 1 @ Liquid Room, Edinburgh UK
Dec 3 @ Wulfrun, Wolverhampton UK
Dec 4 @ The Ritz, Manchester UK
Dec 5 @ Anson Rooms, Bristol UK
Dec 6 @ Melkweg, Amsterdam NETHERLANDS
Dec 7 @ La Trabendo, Paris FRANCE
Dec 8 @ Batschkapp, Frankfurt GERMANY

Full tour dates at

Unitopia release ‘One Night In Europe’

One of Australia’s biggest progressive rock exports, UNITOPIA have released their epic 2-disc live slab ‘One Night In Europe’. The set was recorded during the band’s successful 2010 European tour, and highlights the memorable night at The Netherlands’ famous De Boerderij.

Featuring Pink Floyd saxophonist Ian Ritchie, the record showcases the band’s stellar musicianship, original songwriting and an incredibly vocal and enthusiastic audience!


Dumbsaint release ‘The Auteur’ single and film

Sydney cinematic quartet DUMBSAINT have announced an incredible new single and video, featuring some of their best work yet.

‘The Auteur’ is a standalone audio/visual project, featuring the band’s first new music since becoming a four-piece in June 2012. It’s not only a collaboration between themselves and numerous actors, but also fellow musicians. The first installment of this release features several remixes of ‘The Auteur’ by Sydney electronic artist Setec and Brisbane sound artist, Eoin Clements.



DUMBSAINT hit the road with Queensland heavy prog outfit HELM during September & October, for full dates visit