Monday, 30 January 2012

UNDEROATH + DREAM ON, DREAMER Sidewaves announced!

UNDEROATH have evolved and thrived during a decade-long progression that has elevated them into a realm that few bands can lay claim to. Their latest album Ø (Disambiguation) is an artistic rebirth, which empathically surpasses its predecessors…“it’s a master-class in compelling, ambitious heavy music” – Rock Sound

With a reputation for adrenaline charged live performances UNDEROATH will bring the mayhem for two exclusive sidewaves in Sydney and Melbourne

DREAM ON, DREAMER, are one of Australia’s biggest success stories in 2011. Signing to influential US powerhouse Rise Records and with the release of their stellar debut album ‘Heartbound’ which has propelled the band to stages across the globe. 2012 is set to get even bigger for DREAM ON, DREAMER.

Any Questions for Ben? To Premiere In Sydney, Australia

We hear that the Sydney premiere of the rom com Any Questions For Ben? is coming up in Sydney, Australia in less than a week.

With a big name and ultra talented cast, this movie is set to do extremely well in a tough market.

St George Open Air Cinema is tipped for the premiere showing, and actress Rachael Taylor is in Australia to do the honours.


For 27-year-old Ben (Josh Lawson), life couldn’t be better. A well paid job, friends, parties, girls and nothing to tie him down. But when he is invited back to his old school to join several other ex-students including Alex (Rachael Taylor) and Jim (Ed Kavalee) in talking about their personal achievements, something goes wrong. Ben is the only speaker not to be asked a question by the school kids. This triggers a year of soulsearching and looking for answers in all the wrong places.

From his best friend Andy (Christian Clark) whose solution is that they both take another holiday, to his mentor Sam (Lachy Hulme) who loans him a sports car in the belief that there’s nothing like excessive speed to resolve emotional turmoil. Not even Ben’s father (Rob Carlton) or friends Nick (Daniel Henshall) and Em (Felicity Ward) can offer much in the way of meaningful guidance.

Of course, it’s not easy seeking enlightenment in nightclubs, or on the ski fields of New Zealand, and when you start dating a Russian tennis star things can get really complicated. As the poster boy for a generation desperate to tick every box, Ben begins to suspect that the meaning of life may well reside in the things he's already doing - and a girl he used to know.

Stars: Josh Lawson, Rachael Taylor, Daniel Henshall, Felicity Ward, Christian Clark, Jodi Gordon
Director: Rob Sitch
Distributor: Roadshow Films
Cinema Release: 9 Feb 2012


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What was the surfing scene like 40 years ago? Surfers did not have to wear leg ropes.  Michael Peterson was the current Australian champion and Bali took off as a surf destination for many surfers. Let’s go back there....

MORNING OF THE EARTH, released in 1972, was the first surf film to capture the nomadic life of Australian surfers. Back by popular demand after sold out shows in Melbourne and Sydney in 2008 and celebrating forty years since its release, Morning Of The Earth - the original film and music - will be Live In Concert again from the 19th January to the 5th February 2012 performing in Melbourne, Dromana, Newcastle, Brisbane and Sydney with more to be announced.  

With the blessing of the film’s creator, Albe Falzon, MORNING OF THE EARTH has been re-edited and remastered to highlight the simple beauty of one of the few true Australian Classic Films and its story - the dream of every surfer to search for the perfect wave (across Australia’s North coast, Bali and Hawaii). The film is still the largest selling surf DVD in Australian History.  Each new generation seems to resonate with the film and soundtrack, having captured the true ethos and spirit of surfing in a unique and inspiring manner. Incredible new footage from film surf makers, such as David Rastovich, will also be shown at the show.  

Albe Falzon said; “Morning of the Earth has stood the test of time and perhaps is more important today in view of the increased number of people on the planet and the demands they are having on its resources and eco systems. We need more than ever to be reminded of this fragile system we have inherited and to a certain extent Morning of the Earth is a reminder that we are all truly responsible for our decisions and actions. It is important that we individually and collectively embody those qualities that will ensure that we live a sustainable life, not one based on over production and over consumption but one based on sensitivity to all life and on all levels on this Earth. Morning of the Earth reflects in a simple way how we can endure and sustain and enjoy our life here and leave a small footprint and a better world in our passing.”
MORNING OF THE EARTH had no narration but instead a soundtrack made up on songs written specifically for the movie.  The soundtrack became a top 10 hit and was the first compilation CD to reach Gold status and has now gone platinum several times over.  Audiences can expect to be taken back to when life was simpler enjoying an array of country-soul and psych folk-songs including ‘Simple Ben’, ‘Making It On Your Own’, ‘Open Your Heart’.    The songs have summer written all over them and as the saying goes ‘great music never dies’ and is well represented here.

Performing at the 40th Anniversary Celebration of Morning Of The Earth – The Original Film and Music Live In Concert- will be original performers Brian Cadd, guitarist Tim Gaze (Tamam Shud) and special guests Mike Rudd (Spectrum), Lior and Gyan.  

Original performer, singer and songwriter Brian Cadd says “Forty  years ago I was privileged to be involved in writing and producing music for a revolutionary new kind of surf movie: MORNING OF THE EARTH. Freedom and breaking the rules was the order of the day and a most unique and eclectic collection of music became the 'dialogue' running under Albe's superb pictures. Four decades on we are finally marrying this music with those pictures again, this time in a live performance setting. Incredibly exciting.   
Guest performing artist Gyan says, “I’m totally thrilled to be involved with MOTE especially having the opportunity to sing one the most beautiful songs from the album ‘I’m Alive’…I have always carried a copy of the record around with me since I left home …it was and still is an all time favorite for me. Growing up so close to the whole surf scene in Torquay was a perfect backdrop for such a record full of such great mantras for our lifestyle.’

Don’t miss this opportunity to see one of the greatest surfing films ever made – reignited with its original soundtrack performed live in concert by a mix of this country’s best classic and contemporary music talent.
Tickets on sale now

Thursday 19th and Friday 20th January 2012
Tickets via  ph: 1300 11 10 11  

Saturday 21st January 2012
Tickets via ph: 136 100  

Tuesday 24th January 2012   02  4929 1977

Friday 27th January 2012
Qtix  136 246   


Multi-platinum Californian based alt/funk rockers Incubus will head down under this month to deliver shows around the nation in support of their seventh and latest album, 'If Not Now, When?'.

Incubus tour - Sydney

Hordern Pavilion  Lang Road, Moore Park

Date: Friday, February 03, 2012
Hugely influential alternative rock band Incubus have been making music since 1991 and are one of California's most critically acclaimed funk metal acts. The multi platinum quintet achieved mainstream success over ten years ago with the release of their third studio album, Make Yourself, which spawned the epic hit single Drive and other hits like Pardon Me and Stellar.

Since that album's release, Incubus have released four more records and toured the world with the likes of Deftones, Primus, System of a Down, Buckethead, Hoobastank, Mr. Bungle, The Music, Brand New, Sparta and Ben Kweller.

Incubus have just released their first album in five years, If Not Now, When? which was produced by longtime collaborator Brendan O'Brien (Bob Dylan, AC/DC, Pearl Jam). Described by guitarist Michael Einzinger as "a very straightforward, concise album", If Not Now, When? was recorded in the wake of the band's extended hiatus and has spawned two singles, Adolescents and Promises, Promises.

Now, the band will return to Australia for a national tour to promote the new album and perform some of their biggest hits, such as Wish You Were Here, Are You In? and Dig. Incubus will perform at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney on Friday, February 3; Canberra's Royal Theatre on Saturday, February 4; Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Monday, February 6; Festival Hall in Melbourne on Tuesday, February 7 and Wednesday, February 8; and Brisbane Convention Centre on Friday, February 10.

Legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen will release his eight years, 'Old Ideas', nationally in Australia today

Leonard Cohen releases 'Old Ideas'
Date: Friday, February 03, 2012
Leonard Cohen is a critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter who is most commercially known for his song, Hallelujah, which has been covered by artists such as Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwright and K.D. Lang.

The Grammy award winning artist has released 11 studio albums during his 40-year career, the latest of which, Old Ideas, is the distinguished musician's first full length feature record in eight years.

The legendary American soul and R&B singer Natalie Cole will visit Australia for a national tour this month accompanied by leading orchestras around the country.

Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney
Date: Thursday, February 02, 2012 to Saturday, February 04, 2012
Natalie released her debut album Inseparable in 1975 and became a star in her own right with the #1 single 'This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)', earning her first two Grammy Awards in 1976. Her 1987 album Everlasting was a cohesive merge of eighties dance floor funk and tasteful adult contemporary tributes, producing the hits - Pink Cadillac, Jump Start, Everlasting, I Live For Your Love, When I Fall In Love and I've Got Love on My Mind.

The seminal 1991 jazz collection, Unforgettable... With Love, was Natalie's tribute to her father. It included the posthumous duet Unforgettable, sold more than fourteen million copies worldwide and received six Grammy Awards. Recent albums have brought the hits Miss You Like Crazy, Sophisticated Lady, 'Inseparable', Our Love and Over You amongst others.

Amnesty International releases 'Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan'

Amnesty International releases 'Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan'

Amnesty International has partnered with Universal Music and will release a special four disc album of songs by music legend Bob Dylan, covered by some of today's leading musicians, nationally today.
More than 80 artists from across the musical spectrum have created their own interpretation of legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan's music on this album, which is being released through Universal Music in partnership with Amnesty International.

Musicians such as Sting, Adele, Johnny Cash, Maroon 5, Miley Cyrus and Neil Finn all contribute on the album, which honours both the 50th anniversary of Dylan's debut album and the founding of the not-for-profit organisation.