Posts Tagged ‘Medics’

The Medics – Monster Tour for Foundations


After releasing their debut LP ‘Foundations’ this May featuring the heavily played radio tracks ‘Joseph’, ‘Griffin’ and ‘Beggars’, Cairns band The Medics have announced a monster national tour to celebrate.

It is truly a national tour and will see the Medics play every state and territory in the country. The band is also playing festivals along the way including the coveted Splendour in the Grass, Brisbane’s Four Walls Festival and a special appearance at the National Indigenous Music Awards held in Darwin. The other news is that there are still more regional shows to be announced, as well as announcements for the support acts. So take note of when the Medics are in your neck of the woods, and we will keep you posted on future shows and supports as they are announced.

Friday 6th July – The Annandale Hotel, SYDNEY (With Sticky Fingers + Underlights + Rapids + Beef Jerk)

Sunday 29th July – Splendour in the Grass, NSW (SOLD OUT)

Saturday 4th August – Four Walls Festival (All Ages), BRISBANE

Saturday 11th August – National Indigenous Music Awards, DARWIN

Friday 17th August – Brothers League’s Club w/ SILVER THE MOON, CAIRNS

Saturday 18th August – The Uni Club w/ SILVER THE MOON, TOWNSVILLE

Friday 31st August – Hotel New York, LAUNCESTON

Saturday 1st September – Waratah Hotel, HOBART

Thursday 6th September – The Loft, WARRNAMBOOL

 Friday 7th September – Jive, ADELAIDE

Saturday 8th September – Amplifier, PERTH

Wednesday 12th September – Spectrum, SYDNEY

Friday 14th September – The National, GEELONG

Saturday 15th September – The Toff In Town, MELBOURNE

Thursday 27th September – Transit Bar, CANBERRA

Friday 28th September – The Patch, WOLLONGONG

Saturday 29th September – Cambridge Hotel, NEWCASTLE

Friday 5th October – Hotel Great Northern, BYRON BAY


Battleships – In Retrospect…

Battleships - Newcastle

Just when you thought indie rock was getting pretty same-same, Sydney based band Battleships have blown that conception out of the water with some wicked new tunes.

Their debut single ‘In Retrospect’ has already been doing the rotations on the Js, and rightly so. It is an intense track that mixes beautiful whispy harmonies,  atmospheric guitars and driving beats to create a deeply haunting song. It has this clever knack of building up to what you think is an all in rock climax, before instead continuing on with this calm ‘not yet’ demeanor.

In is kind of what I imagined would result if the Medics did a collaboration with Coldplay. They have similar vocals and the intensity of the Medics, but the guitar work and in particular the progressive build up throughout the track just screams early Coldplay. Regardless, its an awesome track.

Battleships also do a pretty awesome live set, and it was hard to pin point a weak point when I saw them at Rock Lily last Thursday. Despite looking like a band of indie kids with an ex-catholic priest for a front man, they do posses this aura about them on stage. Each song was fantastic atmospheric indie rock. They also did an absolutely killer cover of Lana Del Rey’s ‘Video Games’, perhaps better as they could actually perform it well live (snap).

With plans for another single and then eventually an EP towards to the end of the year, expect much more from these guys.