The Vulture Nest: Latest Music News
It has been a WHOPPING week of announcements, with the Harvest Festival line up blowing our minds. We would do bad things to go to this festival… bad, shameful things. Among the stellar lineup is Ben Folds Five, who has regrouped just in time for the occasion, Beck and Sigur Rós. Check the Harvest Festival homepage for more information on sales dates etc.
After conquering the international stage, Gotye has just announced he will be going on a national tour at the end of the year (with a 10-piece band), and suspiciously close to the time of the Meredith Music Festival. Veeerrry interesting. He has played Meredith before in 2007 alongside Cut Copy and the Hoodoo Gurus. Gotye will be playing in some of the countries biggest venues, which are about six times the size of the venues he was booked to play just six months ago. Not surprising, considering he’s sold two million copies of his album Making Mirrors and ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ has topped the charts in 31 countries.
Gotye tours nationally on the following dates:
Thu 6 Dec
Sat 8 Dec
Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Wed 12 Dec
Fri 14 Dec
Here at Vulture, we love new music and watching up-and-coming bands grow and develop. Melbourne outfit Love Migrate has a debut album on the way and if their performance at Boogie was anything to go by, we’re super keen. Having returned from a short break, the ethereal six-piece has played to crowds at Boogie Festival, as well as supporting Matt Corby on the first installment of record shows at The Toff. Their new track and video debuted on Tone Deaf this Monday the 18th of July.
Rick Astley, inspiration for the famed ‘Rick Roll’ has announced a national tour of Australia. Boo-yah. For the first time in 23 years, Australian audiences will have the opportunity to bask in the marvel that is one of the world’s best-known pop stars. Astley will play all the favourites, such as ‘Never Gonna Give You Up,’ ‘Whenever You Need Somebody,’ ‘When I Fall in Love,’ and so on. The huge range of dates is as follows:
Friday 16th November -Twin Towns, Tweed Heads
Saturday 17th November – Ipswich Civic Hall, Ipswich
Sunday 18th November – Tivoli Brisbane, Brisbane
Wednesday 21st November – Canberra Theatre, Canberra
Saturday 23rd November – Evan Theatre, Penrith
Saturday 24th November – Waves Nightclub, Wollongong
Sunday 25th November – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 29th November – Kinross Woolshed, Albury
Friday 30th November – The Palace, Melbourne
Saturday 1st December – Chelsea Heights Hotel, Melbourne
Could this weird, pixelated video be a teaser for the new Presets album? Their hiatus has been long to say the least, with their last (triple platinum) album Apocolypso released in 2008. The announcement, if you can call it that, was simply posted on the duo’s Facebook page, with no other information. But if there’s one thing The Presets know how to do well, it’s to build hype. What do you think?
Lastly, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon has collaborated with LA-based footwear company Keep to design a shoe that can only be described as ‘questionable,’ especially given the cat-friendly photographs. We’ll be honest; cats tend to give us the creeps a bit. But it’s all for a good cause. The shoe supports Best Friends Animal Society for abandoned and abused animals and is now available for pre-order [G3] or in selected stores as of October.
Tagged Beck, Ben Folds Five, Best Friends Animal Society, Bon Iver, Boogie Festival, cut copy, Gotye, Harvest Festival, Hoodoo Gurus, Justin Vernon, Love Migrate, Matt Corby, Meredith Music Festival, Rick Astley, Sigur Ros, The Presets, The Toff, Tone Deaf