By admin, 2017-10-12
Evanescence is an American Rock band who released their first full length album Fallen in 2003 and would go on to sell more than 17 million copies worldwide and won two Grammy Awards, led by smash hit “Bring Me To Life”, which recently got a remake leading up to their international tour and new album, Synthesis.
Over a one week period in February, Evanescence will be hitting the Australian leg of their international tour to play in South Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne. The band will also be playing several dates across North America and Europe. The international tour will be in promotion of their new album Synthesis, a project the band say will bring something unique and complex and something that will be new territory for the band.
A band that has already made their mark on history, Evanescence is now looking to reinvent themselves before embarking upon the world once again. From winning the MTV Australia award for Album of the Year in 2007 to now returning to the land down under for what could be their last tour, Evanescence will be available for one week only in February. Look into buying tickets for your nearest city before they sell out and check Evanescence’s official site and social media pages to find out more information.
By admin, 2017-10-07
Folk and Country singer/songwriter Sam Newton has been touring all over Australia leading up to his headlining set at Cully Fest as well as the release of his third studio album, to be released in 2018. Sam Newton mainly plays acoustic and develops songs that dive deep into melancholy devotion and flawed but fascinating characters. Sam Newton’s influences include the likes of Neil Young, Glen Hansard, Feist, Iron & Wine, and Johnny Cash.
From Sydney, Sam Newton first started playing guitar at the age of 12 and would be writing his own songs by 15. In 2011, Sam released his first project, a self-titled EP. Sam Newton’s debut album Set In Stone dropped in 2014, and was met with critical acclaim. In 2016, Sam Newton would embrace his stylistic fluidity and take on the challenge of writing 100 songs in 100 days before the release of his second album, Violet Road. Recently Sam was featured on Porch Light Sessions, a showcase of upcoming and established acoustic singer/songwriters.
Lately, Sam has been touring all over Australia and has upcoming shows in the cities of Brunswick, Newtown, Tamworth and Bowen Hills. On November 18th and 19th, Sam Newton will be headlining Cully Fest in Glenvale alongside Killing Heidi and Pierce Brothers.
Sam Newton’s third studio album has been finalised and will be pressed by early November with a release date still to be determined. Keep up with Sam Newton on his website or Facebook and be sure to follow him on Spotify where he uploads all of his albums as well as a playlist dedicated to highlighting Australian-Americana music.
By admin, 2017-09-19
Anthony Callea has come an incredibly long way since placing as the runner-up on Australian Idol in 2004. Anthony’s first ever single, “The Prayer”, was and still is the fastest selling single by any Australian artist and held the top spot on the ARIA singles charts for five weeks, another record. Now, Anthony is releasing ARIA Number 1 Hits in Symphony, to celebrate and relive all a collection of #1 records. Following this release, Anthony Callea is going on a huge national tour, performing his biggest and best songs all over Australia.
ARIA Number 1 Hits in Symphony will make for Anthony Callea’s sixth studio album since 2005, not including a live album and an EP. The album is composed of instrumentation from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra performing a professionally curated selection of tracks that have reached number 1 on the ARIA charts. Callea was quoted saying “[These are] Songs that have not only been part of my musical landscape for the past 30 years but have resonated with so many of us – the ARIA charts don't lie." The album will feature songs from John Legend, Leona Lewis, Adele, Boyz II Men, and a whole lot more.
Released September 1st, 2017, ARIA Number 1 Hits in Symphony will be followed by a once in a lifetime show featuring Anthony and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at Hamer Hall. In 2018, Anthony Callea will be embarking on a July and August Summer tour. Check Anthony’s site or find him on Facebook!
By admin, 2017-09-16
The SoundCloud feature is currently unavailable due to SoundCloud changing their service. We are hoping that this feature will be back as soon as possible and we will keep you posted on any new news we may recieve on the topic.
In the meantime, you can still upload your files, easily and directly to BandMag via your Audio section of your profile http://bandmag.com/uploaded_audio/create
By admin, 2017-09-09
Guy Sebastian is the only male Australian artist to ever earn six number one singles and two number one albums in the history of the charts. To lead off his upcoming album, Conscious, Guy Sebastian has released the single ”High On Me”, taking it back to his more upbeat and soulful roots.
Altogether, Guy has released 11 top ten singles, and three other top 15 singles. Six of those singles have achieved multi-platinum certification, including the 9x platinum “Battle Scars”. With and combined album and single sales over 3 million in Australia as well as 42 platinum and three gold certifications, Guy Sebastian truly is one of Australia’s finest success stories. Over the course of his career Guy has received 22 ARIA Award Nominations including Single of the Year, Best Male Artist and Best Pop Artist, and has so far won the ARIA Award for Highest Selling Single.
Recently, Guy has worked alongside Australian producer Paces, and on December 2 of 2016 released his highly anticipated Part 1 EP, after the lead single, “Set In Stone” went to #1 and was a hugely successful run for the artist leading into early 2017. Now, Sebastian has spent the first half of 2017 in the studio putting the final touches on his upcoming album, Conscious. With Guy’s new single “High On Me”, the anticipation for his next album is reaching a peak and we really can’t wait any longer!
Guy Sebastian website
By admin, 2017-09-03
Kate Miller-Heidke is an Australian award winning singer/songwriter known for her blend of pop, folk, and opera. Kate's new album Live at the Sydney Opera House released August 11th 2017 is a huge compilation of Miller-Heidke's catalogue and fan favourites. Kate has achieved multi-platinum status and has appeared in the top 10 album and singles chart numerous times, a truly impressive career resume.
Live at the Sydney Opera House is a solid 16 songs while the digital version comes with the bonus track "God's Gift to Women". Kate got the chance to work with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House in order to record this project, something Kate says was an "absolute career highlight, a crazy pinch myself moment". Certainly this excitement plays out on the record making a great listen for new listeners as well as long time fans.
Kate was trained as a classical singer, has appeared in New York operas, and has even composed her own operas. Only a couple years ago Kate would get her start in acting on national television, featuring in an ABC mini-series titled "The Divorce". Both "The Divorce" and Kate's original opera, "The Rabbits" were nominated for awards at the 2016 ARIA Awards.
Kate really is a talented, versatile, and unique artist worth checking out. With such an illustrious career behind her, it's amazing to see her still going after new landmarks while still releasing new content. You can find out more about Kate Miller-Heidke on her website or search her name on social media!
By admin, 2017-08-18
Bow Wow, formerly Lil’ Bow Wow, will be embarking upon a complete 14 stop tour across Australia. Bow Wow will be hitting major cities like Sydney (twice), Melbourne, Perth, and several regional cities in between. Bow Wow’s “Australian Tour 2017” looks to be quite the run for the rapper brought up under hip-hop legends Snoop Dogg and Puff Daddy. Bow Wow is currently recording his final album, NYLTH, and will then retire from rap. Not only does this look to be the twilight run for the veteran rapper who saw his rise in mid 2000’s, but the tour in itself looks to be an incredible experience.
Keep up with Bow Wow on your social media and streaming service of choice and don’t miss Bow Wow on his “Australian Tour 2017”, possibly his last tour of Australia ever. This won’t be the last time Australia see’s Bow Wow, however, as in 2016 he was named host of the Australian Hit Network’s radio show “RnB Fridays” with his own segment, “RnB Friday Nights”
Bow Wow saw his rise predominantly as a rapper, but has also become more known as an actor over the years, making his movie debut in All About the Benjamins and later working in Hollywood films like Need For Speed: Tokyo Drift and Hurricane Season. Bow Wow really is a man of diverse talents, and continues to make headlines for various ventures to this day.
By admin, 2017-08-17
The Beautiful Monument is an exciting alternative rock band out of Australia that we’re excited to highlight. The all-female band dropped their debut album I’m the Sin in February of this year, an ambitious 12 song collection of fantastic, hard hitting tracks, most noticeable are songs “Disorder” and “Manifestation”. Now out with a new music video for the song “Sins” off their latest project, The Beautiful Monument present a 5 star visual to accompany the drowsy, slithering, and wicked song. The video for “Sins” is hosted on the Dreambound YouTube channel, a brand The Beautiful Monument have worked with in the past.
The Beautiful Monument deliver a heavy, magnificent sound, and their new “Sins” video delivers exactly that theme and visual. By now the band has penned down a wide collection of memorable songs and are now building their catalog of epic music videos to go along with it. At this point in their career The Beautiful Monument have also developed a skilled and energetic stage presence, so if you’re lucky enough to see The Beautiful Monument live, you surely are in store for the full package.
Keep up to date with The Beautiful Monument and see all their latest moves by following them on Facebook. Be sure to give their music a listen on Spotify or Bandcamp, and don’t forget to check The Beautiful Monument YouTube and Bandcamp pages. The Beautiful Monument also have their own merch site for fans to purchase limited edition merchandise at thebeautifulmonument.bigcartel.com.