Texas-based metalcore outfit Memphis May Fire have hinted that a headline Australia tour is in the works.
A Facebook post asking people to nominate where they should play is the only indication that a tour is in the works, which seems odd as most bands only tour Australia in support of a new album. Memphis’ last album release was called Unconditional which was released in 2014 and then as a ‘deluxe package’ in 2015.
We last saw Memphis when they supported Australian metal act Parkway Drive in support of their latest release in September last year, but they have never headlined their own Australian tour before.
A fair bet would be that we will see them just as they announce a new album to test the crowd’s response to new material. Either way, we shall wait with bated breath…
Memphis May Fire’s latest album Unconditional is available now through iTunes.
It’s too easy these days to throw around words like ‘songstress’, ‘diva’ and ‘vocalist’. None of which seem to fit Fatai. The Melbourne born singer/songwriter shot to attention following her semi-final qualification on the very first season of The Voice Australia, and then with a series of viral cover videos including Do You Want to Build a Snowman, a cover from the Disney film Frozen to an entrancing version of Chandelier by Sia. If you look hard enough, you’ll even see Fatai cover some NWA and Justin Bieber.
There is no questioning her work ethic, with 39 performances currently uploaded on her Youtube channel and a swathe of tour dates on her website to boot. Fatai is currently touring the United States, performing a series of sold out shows in Los Angeles, with shows in New York and Chicago selling out fast.
If you have yet to have an experience of Fatai, do yourself a favour and have a listen to her debut EP ‘Undone’ on Spotify and permanently add it to your collection on iTunes.
We sat down with Jon Foreman from Switchfoot to discuss the new album, their colourful new video clip and ‘that’ Easterfest performance.
There’s a certain danger involved when a band has been around as long as Switchfoot has. The formula tends to get the same – similar sound, similar vibe, same structures, etc. It’s something lead singer Jon Foreman is fully aware of, which explains why the band threw the formula out the window with their new release Where the Light Shines Through. In fact, it seems the album is a near complete departure from the Switchfoot sound that we have all become accustomed to:
Perth-based thrash metal band Grave Forsaken are working on new material. Entering their 11th year as a band, they have well become better as a band following the release of the masterpiece that was The Fight Goes On in 2015.
After 11 years and 12 releases, lead singer Vaughan firmly believes that the new album will capture a similar vibe, stating that they are recording it at the same studio as The Fight Goes On and the process has been very positive.
Read the full press release here and while you’re at it, check out their music via iTunes and Soundmass.
Australian artist Gabriella Brei peaked at #2 on the inspirational iTunes charts.
It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks for praise & worship artist Gabriella Brei. Her latest single, If I Had Another Day reached #2 on the iTunes inspirational charts and is still sitting in the top 10.
The song is smooth with some powerful melodies. Gabriella’s voice dances over the track and it is clear why she is a star in the making.
Check out the song on our playlist, and if you love it – grab it on iTunes!