fun. - Some Nights Tour Edition
After the amazing success that New York City based trio fun. have found with their second album Some Nights, they have released a tour edition version of the album featuring four bonus tracks. The album opens with the original 10 tracks and bonus track, including singles Some Nights, We Are Young and Carry On. With the new bonus tracks showcasing a softer, stripped-down side of the band’s music...
Johnny Marr - The Messenger
As Johnny Marr’s debut solo album, The Messenger finally allows Marr to be the master and creator of his own work. Taking the very best moments and influences from his career, Marr has created an album that reflects his experiences and influences over the years and is more than worthy of standing next to those that already hold his name… Continued at The 59th Sound
Vance Joy - God Loves You When You're Dancing
Melbourne local Vance Joy’s debut EP God Loves You When You’re Dancing highlights exactly why he is a rising star both nationally and internationally. This 5 track album blends his indie-pop style into a stripped down and beautifully simplistic songs that perfectly showcase his song writing and musical talents…. Continued at The 59th Sound
The Offspring & Far Away Stables @ The Enmore,...
After entertaining Soundwave crowds across Australia, The Offspring are finishing off both their Australian tour and the Soundwave festival with a series of intimate club shows. Their sold-out Sydney show, at the iconic Enmore Theatre, saw the surrounding streets filled with punk-rock kids of all ages and in band shirts of almost as many bands as people… Continued at The 59th Sound
Of Mice & Men, Chelsea Grin & While She Sleeps @...
After drawing in and rocking rather impressive crowds at both their Sydney and Brisbane Soundwave sets,Of Mice & Men’s Sydney sidewave at The Factory Theatre was hyped up to be a sidewave not to miss. And while I was seeing other bands during most of their set at Soundwave I was absolutely pumped to be seeing their complete set, and I was definitely not let down… Continued at The...
Bring Me The Horizon, Pierce The Veil & The...
Bring Me The Horizon’s Sydney Soundwave set was full of heavy guitars and drums, impressive breakdowns and continuous moshing that set the bar for their remaining Soudwave sets and their sidewave at The Sydney Hi-F exceptionally high… Continued at The 59th Sound
All Time Low, Polar Bear Club & Chunk! No Captain...
Fresh from their appearances at Soundwave Brisbane and Sydney, All Time Low took to the stage at the sold out and packed out Factory Theatre on a rather humid Monday night. Their pop punk music and entertaining if somewhat immature stage banter (but then who doesn’t like a good dick joke) kept the crowd and venue staff entertained for the evening… Read the rest at The 59th Sound
Gung Ho - Strangers
Brisbane locals, Gung Ho, have released the third single off their upcoming EP, Anywhere Else, due out later this month. Their blend of retro bass lines and hook heavy guitar tracks along with their melodic, if somewhat moody, vocals creates unique a mix of sun-drenched surf pop with post-punk influences… Continued at The 59th Sound
Green Dady -Tre!
Upon hearing about Green Day’s plan to release three studio albums over a 3 or so month period, to say I was excited would have been an understatement. In fact my views on Green Day is similar to that of good coffee and high-speed internet access, namely, you can never have too much of it… Continued at The 59th Sound
Vampire Weekend, SURES @ The Metro Theatre, Sydney
Following on from standout performances at the Sydney and Gold Coast Big Day Out festival dates,Vampire Weekend took to the stage of a sold out Sydney Metro Theatre to once again entertain their Australian fans… Continued at The 59th Sound
Big Day Out Sydney @ The Sydney Showgrounds
On one of the hottest days of the summer and with a cloudless blue sky, thousands of music fans flooded to Sydney’s Olympic Park for the first day of the Australia Big Day Out festival dates. Those coming for a party, a rock show, a genuine summer festival experience or just to see one specific act wouldn’t have been disappointed with the day… Read the rest at The 59th Sound
Alex Gaskarth - All Time Low
The 59th Sound recently spoke to Alex Gaskarth, lead singer of All Time Low about their big changes over the last 12 months and their return to Australian on the 2013 Soundwave lineup. Hey Alex, this is Beth from The 59th Sound. Thanks for talking to us today. Hey no worries, thanks for having me. How have you been today? I’ve been great. We’re just home right now, relaxing, taking it real...
Derek Sanders - Mayday Parade
The 59th Sound recently spoke with Derek Sanders of Mayday Parade about their recent U.S. tour, upcoming trip to Australia and work on their future album. Hi Derek, this is Beth from The 59th Sound, thanks for talking to us today. You’re welcome, thank you. So how are you going today? I’m doing great! We just got home yesterday from our tour in the U.S. with The Maine so I’m excited to be...
Black Fox - Line Of Sight
Black Fox’s debut full-length album Line Of Sight brings the best of their growing list of genre influences, along with their own high-energy rock style, into one action packed album… Read the rest at The 59th Sound
Green Day – ¡Dos!
As the second of the ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré! trilogy and their 10th studio album, ¡Dos! highlights the very best ofGreen Day’s history alongside their newest experimentation. ¡Dos! plays as a more cohesive album in both the musical composition and the lyrics, with a growing story line of a man pursuing love in a girl out of his reach… Read the rest at The 59th Sound
Frightened Rabbit - State Hospital EP
In the lead up to the release of their fourth studio album, Frightened Rabbit’s five-track EP State Hospital is a tie over for the wait. The album shows the band’s growing maturity to their approach in both lyrics and music and a more grandiose attitude to the final production… Continued at The 59th Sound
The Rubens - The Rubens
New South Wales locals The Rubens have not only worked their way to fame across Australia, but they have well and truly earned it with a polished and captivating self-titled album. Despite their familiar sound to The Black Keys, The Rubens have taken their soul-flooded blues style and truly made it their own with their well-balanced musical arrangement and Sam Margin’s whiskey soaked...
The Naysayers - It Goes Like This
The Naysayer’s garage, 60s rock n roll sound that they have built a growing fan base on, has been perfectly translated into their debut EP It Goes Like This. The rough edge of their live performances has carried across into the studio recordings with their rather blasé approach to production maintaining their garage band sound… The rest at The 59th Sound
Green Day - ¡Uno!
With eight studio albums, five Grammys, three DVDs, a guest spot in the Simpson’s Movie and a Broadway musical to their name, it seems that an album trilogy to be released over a 6 month period was the next step up for Green Day… Continued at The 59th Sound.
Steel Panther, The Art @ Luna Park Big Top, Sydney
For anyone who has had the misfortune of missing out on seeing even a video of Steel Panther’s live shows, the best way to describe the experience is spandex, glitter, sex, drugs and rock n roll. Oh, and boobs. Their sold out show at Sydney Luna Park’s Big Top was certainly no exception… Continued at The 59th Sound
Valentino Arteaga - Of Mice And Men
Valentino Arteaga from Of Mice And Men took a moment out of their current tour to chat with The 59th Sound about coming down for Soundwave Festival next year, their time on The Vans Warped Tour and the strength of their fan base. Hey, I’m Beth from The 59th Sound, thanks for talking to us tonight. Of course. Thanks for talking to me this evening. How are you doing? I’m good. How are you?...
All The Young - Welcome Home
All The Young’s debut album Welcome Home brings an interesting but not entirely unique mix of old-school and English lad-rock. The boys from Stoke-on-Trent bring strong points from their local culture into a mix of rock beats, anthem-worthy guitar tracks and Staffordshire slang. Having built up their name through growing tours both local and international, Welcome Home boasts work...
Zac Brown Band - Uncaged
As their highly anticipated third album, Zac Brown Band’s Uncaged lives up to the band’s well-earned praise. While the album appears to take a more relaxed approach then their previous works, the band has pushed themselves outside of their country comfort zone by stretching their work into R&B, jazz and blues songs. Despite the change in their approach to this album, long-standing fans...
Matchbox 20 - North
As their first album of wholly new music in ten years, the fans of Matchbox Twenty have had high expectations for this album. Working with a balance of the band’s venture into new genres as well as their older sounds. However the album doesn’t have singles as strong as the hits off their previous albums. And as can be said for Matchbox Twenty’s previous works, North is not lacking love songs...
Stix Zadinia - Steel Panther
The 59th Sound recently spoke with Stix Zadinia, the drummer of glam rock and foul-mouthed band Steel Panther. What followed was a rather colourful conversation about their upcoming tour Down Under, their time on Soundwave 2012 and a couple of hints about what we can expect in the future. Hey Stix, I’m Beth from The 59th Sound. Thanks for talking to us today. Thanks Beth. How are you? I’m...
Joss Stone - The Soul Sessions Vol. 2
Nine years after her debut album The Soul Sessions, the 25 year old Joss Stone has once again set out to cover the songs of her inspirations with her sixth album, and sequel to her debut, Soul Sessions Vol. 2. This album takes the best moments of Stone’s previous albums and works them into a vocal-heavy compilation of R&B and soul tracks that stand to highlight Stone’s earthy and rather...
The Slow Push - Misshapen Giants
Born and raised in the Brisbane music scene, local dance-rockers The Slow Push, have released their second album, Misshapen Giants as a follow up to their 2009 debut album… Read more at The 59th Sound
Fairchild Republic - Wish Upon A Paper Crane
Local rockers Fairchild Republic’s full-length debut album has been a long time in the making, but doesn’t disappoint. Setting out to write a rock album that creates a strong emotional journey for the audience, they have well and truly succeeded. The richly emotive lyrics build up stories of love and loss that have been captured perfectly in the vocals and musical arrangement… ...
Maroon 5 - Overexposed
Overexposed, the fourth studio album from Maroon 5 certainly shows how the band, and more importantly Adam Levine, has changed since releasing their debut album, Songs About Jane, in 2002. The biggest difference is the shift from Maroon 5 performing as a whole, to this album as more of anAdam Levine solo with backing from the band… Continued at The 59th Sound
Mammoth Mammoth - Hell's Likely
Melbourne-based hard rockers Mammoth Mammoth have been getting bigger and better with each album release, and their third, Hell’s Likely doesn’t disappoint. The album features a finer-tuned and more mature sound that comes across in a cleaner final sound across all tracks. Despite their raw signature sound, the added production has not detracted from their punk-rocker sound. Instead, it has...
Empra - Empra
As a debut release, Empra’s self-titled album has set the bar high for the future of the Australian rock scene. The band has taken their live songs to a new level with a polished final production and the help of featured artist Gotye, without losing an ounce of their stage presence and energy… Continued at The 59th Sound
The Ghost Inside - Get What You Give
The Ghost Inside’s third studio album, Get What You Give, is their first release on Epitaph records. The album sees them branching into stronger melodies and cleaner vocals without flattening their hardcore style. They’ve taken cues from some of the biggest names in rock, hardcore and pop-punk genres, working their own adaptation of these styles into the album. Despite the strong similarities...
Linkin Park - Living Things
As Linkin Park’s fifth studio album, Living Things continues to highlight the versatility and experimental nature of the band. And while continual musical changes across their albums can be the kiss of death for most bands, Linkin Park have turned it in to part of their signature style. The one strand linking each album is the unique blend of rock and rap with the overriding melodic...
Motion City Soundtrack - Go
With fifteen years behind them, Motion City Soundtrack’s fifth studio album, Go, marks a return to Epitaph records and a strength in the band’s maturity. While many artists struggle to find a median between the styles they began writing with and a more mature outlook on their music, Motion City Soundtrack have been able to create a relatively balanced mix of the two in this album. And with...
Edward Guglielmino and the Show - Sunshine State
Sunshine State, the second full-length album from Edward Guglielmino and the Show follows in the highly successful footsteps of their debut solo release in 2009. It is clear from the first track that this album is 100% Edward’s vision with backing help from a host of friends, collectively known asThe Show... Read more at The 59th Sound
Millencolin - The Melancholy Connection
For the last 20 years, the Swedish band Millencolinhave been rocking out on stages across the world with their high energy live shows and classic punk-rock sound. Their newest album, The Melancholy Connection (not to be confused with The Melancholy Collection of 1999), delivers a 14-track mix of brand new songs, B-sides and rarities dating back to their fourth album Pennybridge...
Sharaya - The Road To...
The debut album of 5-piece Melbourne local band Sharaya, titled The Road To…, embraces their high-energy live shows and rock attitude. With influences ranging from Led Zepplin to Evanescence, this album encapsulates such a wide range of rock styles to create an explosive and highly original cd. Spiralled with moments of raw, emotional honesty, seductive vocals and high-octane instrumentals,...
Ray Mann Three - Sketches vol. 2
The latest release of Ray Mann Three, Sketches vol. 2 is an innovative approach to the creation of new music, by using an online forum to bring the audience into the creative and editing processes of recording new music. The idea behind the Sketches series is to create an interactive environment to allow the band and their audience to work together on the tracks, bringing in creative and...
Diggy Simmons - Unexpected Arrival
Diggy Simmons’ debut album Unexpected Arrival, while not entirely unexpected itself, has certainly been a pleasant surprise. As the son of Rev Run and nephew of Russell Simmons, Diggy’s life seems to have been a build up to the release of this record and the kick start to his career. However, despite having every opportunity for building a record on the back of his family name and money, this...
Rush - Headlong Flight (single)
With the coming release of their much-anticipated 20th studio album, Clockwork Orange, Rush has unleashed their second single, Headlong Flight… Continued at The 59th Sound
Flap! - A Great Day For The Race
The five-piece Melbourne local band Flap! has released their second album, A Great Day For The Race. The band has kept their 1920s jazz/swing sound while incorporating a range of influences both old and new. The mix of influences bringing together a tasting plate of many genres and instruments to create an entirely new sound with a unique Australian flair… Continued at The 59th Sound
Adele & Glenn - Carrington Street
Carrington Street, the debut album of Brisbane local Adele & Glenn brings together a perfect blend of both Adele and Glenn’s song writing and musical talents. The album has been pieced together with an eclectic mix of instruments, new and old, and the luxury of a deadline free timeline, leaving us with a quirky and highly original album… Continued at The 59th Sound
Black Fox - Day In Lieu
As the reincarnation of The Smoke, Black Fox brings across their dynamic energy from their earlier work with a mature and polished attitude. The band has continued their indie-pop style, but has brought in a heavier rock edge to round out their sound. As with their earlier releases, this track brings across this band’s ability to transfer their high-energy live shows into their recorded...
Jessica Jade - The Steps We Took
The Melbourne-local singer/songwriter Jessica Jade has just launched her debut EP The Steps We Took. The combination of recording in the home of country music, Nashville Tennessee, andJessica’s own musical background has created an album with a strong country-pop sound that takes on the likes of Taylor Swift and Alanis Morrisette… Continued at The 59th Sound
The Floors - You Got To Move
In the lead up to their debut album, Perth-based band The Floors have released their single You Got To Move. This two-track single features the title track You Got To Move and Aileen (higher love). With their debut album coming off the back of years of touring, it’s the passion of their live shows that we’re looking forward to seeing through their album tracks… Continued at The 59th...
Ben Wells and the Middle Names - House, Come Home
With the release of their debut EP House, Come Home, Hobart locals Ben Wells and the Middle Names let us know exactly what they can do. Their mix of song from upbeat rock n roll numbers through to the stripped-down final track, bring together the sounds that this band plays during their shows into a polished EP… Continued at The 59th Sound
New Found Glory, Taking Back Sunday, The Maine &...
Hearing about a line up with both Taking Back Sunday and New Found Glory on the ticket would tell anyone just how big the show is going to be, and the performance certainly lived up to the names that these bands have created over the years. With everyone from all four bands keeping the entire crowd captivated and people jumping and singing along to the high-energy stage shows, the night was...
Blitzen Trapper @ The Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
With any show hosted at The Oxford Art Factory you know you’re going to be in for a good night, and Blitzen Trapper’sshow was no exception. The band’s country/folk sound with mixes of electric and pop styles combined with their friendly presence made for an intimate and enjoyable night… Continued at The 59th Sound