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Adelaide’s Bad//Dreems perform for the latest edition of Rolling Stone’s ‘In My Room’,Session presented in partnership with the folks at Green Beacon Beers.

Bad//Dreems have served up a handful of intimate tracks, with the South Aussie outfit performing from the beachside suburb of Grange for the latest edition of Rolling Stone’s ‘In My Room’, a series in which artists perform from home while in quarantine. Presented by Green Beacon, the second episode in this special weekly series sees frontman Ben Marwe and guitarist Ali Wells joined by Dan Appleby (formerly of Archers) on bass and Hugh Black (Neighbours, and formerly of Archers and West Thebarton) on drums as they sit in for the group’s other members, who are Isolating currently over in Victoria

Bad//Dreems are just the latest in a line-up of massive artists set to appear on Rolling Stone’s ‘In My Room’ series. With Cub Sport kicking off the series last week, special performances from Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and Lime Cordiale set to follow thanks to a partnership with Green Beacon. “Green Beacon loves music and proudly supports Aussie artists,” the Queensland brewery explained. “We’re thrilled to be able to take this to the next level by teaming up with Rolling Stone Australia.

Kicking things off with the debut live performance of “Cannonball” from 2019’s Doomsday Ballet, the group showcase the talent that has seen them become one of Australia’s most beloved rock bands.

“I like playing that song; it’s a favourite of mine,” Marwe admits following the performance of their recent album track. “But I didn’t know the chords of ‘Cannonball’, because the last time we played it was in the studio.”

Powering into a slick version of “Chills” from their 2013 EP Badlands, the quartet wrap up their three-song performance with a powerful rendition of The Boys Next Door’s “Shivers”, making the Rowland S. Howard-penned classic their own.

“I can’t see us really us going overseas or anything,” Marwe says of the band’s immediate future as a live band. “It’s going to be interesting, I think the goal would be to travel as much regionally as we can, and do as many regional shows as we can. It’ll be good, it might create a really healthy Australian music scene – not that there wasn’t one already.”

Bad//Dreems recently returned to our ears with the release of their latest single, “Desert Television”, which was recorded before their UK tour was sadly cut short. There’s currently no word as to when they’ll release more music, or when their cancelled regional tour of Australia will be rescheduled, but there’s no denying their status as one of Australian rock’s finest.

King Gizzard Lizard Wizard live albums Adelaide Paris fundraise

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard drop live albums in support of bush fire effort,  the group, highly regarded for their incredible live performances, have yet to grace us with a live album – until now, and they’ve gifted us one, but two! live albums all available on their Bandcamp site.

The band has dropped Live In Adelaide ’19 and Live In Paris ’19to help with raising money for animals affected by bush fire’s, the former of which’s proceeds will go to Animals Australia and the latter to Wildlife Victoria.

East of Melbourne, everything shrouded by smoke… bushfires have been destroying some of my most treasured sacred spots,  An amazing encapsulation of the genius that is King Gizzard. With so much music in their catalouge you never know what to expect from their live sets and it keeps things fresh and invigorating. These guys are truly a treasure and I love that these live album sales are going towards Australia in their time of need.

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Live at The Barton Theatre, Adelaide, Australia, July 12th 2019
released January 10th, 2020
The Band:
Drums: Michael Cavanagh
Guitar / Keys: Cook Craig
Harmonica / Vocals / Keys / Percussion: Ambrose Kenny-Smith
Vocals / Guitar / Keys: Stu Mackenzie
Drums: Eric Moore
Bass: Lucas Harwood
Guitar / Vocals: Joey WalkerAdam Halliwell (Mildlife): Flute on Hot Water and Head On/Pill

Mixed by Stu Mackenzie

Bad//Dreems were born during an Adelaide heatwave in the summer of 2012. The band who have a loose new wave-cum-rock ‘n’ roll sound influenced by ‘70s Australian bands such as Coloured Balls and US bands such as DevoTelevision and Wipers.

Their 3rd album, ‘Doomsday Ballet’ is due for release October 18th 2019, which was recorded in Adelaide with production from Burke Reid & Jack Ladder. Live wise, the band have toured extensively in Australia and abroad, appearing at Splendour in the Grass, Falls + Laneway festivals, and supporting acts such as At The Drive In, The Avalanches and Cold Chisel

It is this world, constructed or not, that Ben Marwe (vocals, guitar), Alex Cameron (guitar), James Bartold (bass) and Miles Wilson (drums) attempt to capture. A sound, which draws from the Australian underground of the late 70s and 80s, while also taking cues from US indie outsiders like The Replacements and Wipers. Mundane meets morbid; the humdrum meets the horror; nostalgia meets nightmare. Big dreams meet bad dreams.

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Band Members
Ben//Alex//James//Miles

releases October 18th, 2019

Australia’s favourite barnstorming five-piece Bad//Dreems are back with their latest single ‘Double Dreaming’, the first taste of what to expect from their forthcoming album due out October this year via Farmer and the Owl, and today they announce a string of headline shows this July in support of the new single.

Since its release ‘Double Dreaming’ has been racking up playlist features across all streaming services, picking up airplay across community radio stations, and receiving an add on triple j. 
Debuting their latest release to audiences across Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide & Brisbane, along with fan favourites, get in quick to witness ‘Double Dreaming’ live for the first time!

Bad//Dreems head to the UK in June for a number of headlines shows and two opening sets for Midnight Oil.

The Adelaide five-piece have always had a way with a terse pub rock riff, and this new single is no exception, but it’s the way Ben Marwe paints, well… snarls an absurdist portrait of wokeness, identity politics, white privilege, and explosive visuals.” .

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I’ve recently been turned on by this track from another Australian great psyche band; SONS OF ZÖKU’s new EP Can Dead DanceSONS OF ZÖKU’s latest offering Can Dead Dance is full of fuzzy, bright, old-school garage, with no shortage of good times to be found within.

Based out of Adelaide,  SONS OF ZÖKU are made up of Ricardo Da Silva, Ica Quintela, Jordan Buck, and Jacob Otto, who together jump through gloriously fuzzed out, psychedelic-tinged, garage rock. Over the course of the five tracks, the band somehow create a perfect balance between frenzied chaos . On Mauvause Foi, the four-piece belt through bright, jangly guitar chords and incredibly infectious, lo-fi vocal hooks to deliver a truly memorable surfy alt-garage-pop tune.

Yet on Big Rich Man or Wild Eyes they’re hitting more of a saunter; a lackadaisical take on psych that will whisk you off to somewhere you’d rather be. Unsurprisingly, all tracks on the EP were recorded in one day. This comes through in the EP’s charming sense of urgency.

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Released April 2nd, 2018

Ricardo Da Silva – Vocals, Guitar.
Ica Quintela – Keys, Vocals, Percussion.
Jordan Buck – Bass.
Yuk – Drums.

thanks Happymag

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Hailing from Adelaide, Mane’s indie pop and distinct blues leaning vocals has been described as ‘skillful blends of pop & blues influences with smoky vocal stylings’. Catching the attention of audiences across Australia playing alongside respected national artists BOO SEEKA, E^ST, Ali Barter and KLP, Mane continues to grow her sound and artistry. With new music on the horizon you can see the pay off from constant touring and festival bills including Nannup and WOMADelaide early 2017 as this exceptional talent comes into her own.

Leading single ‘Bitter’ off MANE’s Upcoming EP ‘House Of Horrors’

Adelaide-based goth pop newcomer Mane, aka Paige Renee Court, has quickly developed a sound most artists spend a career trying to perfect. The singer builds immersive soundscapes with her haunting and distinctive vocals, which weave through dark electronic sounds; a captivating force channelled into new single What If The Love Dies. Having supported the likes of Ali Barter, City Calm Down and The Temper Trap in recent months, alongside a European/UK tour, we don’t think there’s any risk of the buzz fading anytime soon. With new music just around the corner, you can expect a stack more touring from Mane in 2018.

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Like the movement of the rocks in the astronomical body for which they are named, The Asteroid Belt’s improvised instrumental jams feel simultaneously unpredictable and well-choreographed. These Adelaide-based space cadets know how to lock into a solid heavy psych groove similar to Earthless and Hawkwind. After playing together for a decade, they work their effects pedals like seasoned road warriors. Their first LP in five years, Do Whats Right, makes it hard to go wrong. It’s fun to disappear in smoke under their guidance.

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ZEN PANDA – ” Ego “

Posted: September 15, 2017 in MUSIC
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We’re a five piece band from south of AdelaideZen Panda; among Adelaide folk these guys attract a certain warmth and smile when spoken about. Quite simply the quality of their live shows, and handful of previously released singles, makes people happy, and their debut self-titled EP is no different. The 7 track release is filled with floaty guitars and catchy vocals, finally we now have a solid chunk of music to sink our teeth into. The EP has been doing the rounds on local radio and all our headphones .

The final single from Zen Panda’s forthcoming EP

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This millennial generation have become rather proficient at documenting life. Music’s ability to capture, share, and canonise the human experience . January 28th signals both the completion and commencement of chapters for Brae McKee. The creator/curator behind the band Bjéar, thier debut self-titled record from the Adelaide group is an extension of his journey thus far. Like a documentary of the transition from youth to adulthood, the record is a collection of emotions and experiences – art, travel, film, joy, nostalgia, heartbreak. The music is consciously diverse, honest, woven together with stories and parables. 

Bjéar’s debut project – self-recorded and produced entirely within the confines of McKee’s home studio – is a prime example of the changing nature of music. With no meddling from industry suits, the product remains raw; as intended. It all works together to heighten the intimacy and transparency between musician and consumer. That proximity and relationship has never been more accessible than now. It is in this spirit – one of mixed vulnerability and strength .

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