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 www.oztix.com.au

Fri Oct 11th @ Gershwin Room, Melbourne QLD www.moshtix.com.au

Sat Oct 19th @ Annandale Hotel, Sydney NSW www.oztix.com.au

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

Listen/download http://birdsrobe.bandcamp.com/album/hearth-ep
Preview on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hearth-ep/id688105915

Tangled Thoughts of Leaving announced for Dunk Festival and confirm new representation

Perth experimental rock group Tangled Thoughts of Leaving have announced that they will be performing at next year’s Dunk! Festival in Zottegem, Belgium.

The alternative music festival is held March 29-31, 2013 and the lineup includes Maserati (US), My Empty Phantom (US), My Education (US), fellow Australians HEIRS and many more.

The festival will kick off Tangled Thoughts of Leaving’s maiden tour of Europe, with more dates and details yet to be announced.

Tangled Thoughts of Leaving’s latest album Deaden the Fields has seen the band develop a cult following worldwide. They have toured extensively across Australia during 2011 and 2012, including supports for Russian Circles, Boris, The Ocean, Dead Letter Circus, sleepmakeswaves, Grails and their own headline club tours with several sold-out dates in their home town of Perth.

The piano-driven progressive rock quartet have also announced new representation for Australia, with The Bird’s Robe Collective‘s Mike Solo (sleepmakeswaves, The Red Paintings, Pirate) coming on board the management team alongside Revert Entertainment’s Bradley Lindsay. Solo will also look after publicity for the band worldwide. Bookings in the UK and Europe will be handled by Belgium-based Frontal Noize agency’s Pieter Blomme.

Tangled Thoughts of Leaving will open 2013 by supporting 65daysofstatic (UK) at The Bakery in Perth on Sat Jan 5th, followed by a new release and national tour.

Personally, I consider TTOL to be one of the finest live bands in the country at the moment – it’ll be exciting to see the impact their live show has overseas. Significantly, TTOL and Heirs are only the 2nd and 3rd bands ever to play at Dunk Festival, after sleepmakeswaves’ co-headlining spot last year alongside 65daysofstatic, Pelican and This Will Destroy You. With PVT, Seekae, Meniscus and The Night Terrors also having toured Europe during the past year, it’s great to see Australian experimental music doing so well over there – we have some world-class talent at home, so get out and support them!

Tour Dates (More TBA)

Saturday, 5th January
The Bakery, Perth WA w/65daysofstatic (UK) + sleepmakeswaves http://www.tickets.lifeisnoise.com

Saturday, 30th March
Dunk Festival, Zottegem BE w/Maserati (USA) + My Empty Phantom (USA) + more http://www.dunkfestival.be

New Management:

Revert Entertainment – Bradley Lindsay brad@revertentertainment.com
The Bird’s Robe Collective – Mike Solo birdsrobe@gmail.com / 0404 937 095


AUS – Bradley Lindsay brad@revertentertainment.com
UK/EU – Pieter Blomme pieter.blomme@gmail.com

Publicity – Mike Solo birdsrobe@gmail.com / 0404 937 095

Watch: Tangled Thoughts of Leaving (live in Sydney)

Unitopia release ‘Covered Mirror’

Australia progressive rock icons UNITOPIA have announced the release of ‘Covered Mirror’ – a studio album dedicated to showcasing the band’s reinterpretations of their biggest influences. Including tributes to Yes, Genesis, Supertramp and a stunning rendition of the classic ‘Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft’ by unheralded 70s act Klaatu, the record is a lovingly crafted homage to some of the biggest acts of the prog era.

Fittingly, these tracks are tackled by one of modern prog’s most accomplished artists. Unitopia are one of Australia’s biggest progressive rock exports. Renowned for their melodic, classic fusion of rock, world music and contemporary sounds across Europe, they are icons amongst the progressive rock underground.

Formed in the 1990s by ex-major label exec Mark Trueack and songwriting partner Sean Timms, they have forged a formidable fan base across the world on the strength of a series of well-received albums exploring contemporary progressive rock.

Melding influences as diverse as The Flower Kings, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Yes, Sting and Supertramp, their popularity exploded upon the release of their opus ‘The Garden’ and since then have toured Europe and Australia to adoring audiences.

With a prolific recording history and a passionate audience with an appetite for more, their latest releases have shown the band’s versatility across a myriad of styles – ‘One Night In Europe’ showcases their impressive live stage show at a packed house in the Netherlands during their successful 2011 tour, whilst ‘Covered Mirror’ pays tribute to their influences across a massive deluxe edition release with impeccable production.

2013 will see the band working on a highly-anticipated series of recording projects, before they embark on yet another extensive world tour in 2014.

‘Covered Mirror – Volume 1: Smooth As Silk’ is out now through Bird’s Robe Records.

BRR http://birdsrobe.bandcamp.com/album/covered-mirror-vol-1-smooth-as-silk

JB Hi Fi http://www.jbhifionline.com.au/music/pop-rock/covered-mirror-vol-1-smooth-as-silk/679277