Fresh from starring at Glastonbury, where she performed on the Left Field stage curated by English folk-rock legend Billy Bragg, Stella Donnelly has unveiled national dates.
The tour in support of acclaimed debut Beware of the Dogs heads to WA in late September for shows at Freo.Social on September 27 and the River, Margaret River on September 28, both supported by Melbourne fuzz-pop foursome Jade Imagine, plus the Wave Rock Weekender in Hyden on September 29.
Before she returns home, Donnelly will appear at European festivals, continuing an breakthrough year which saw the talented Fremantle singer-songwriter play sold-out shows in London, New York and Los Angeles, and play three VIVID Live gigs at the Sydney Opera House.
GYROSCOPE FRONTMAN SPINS EPIC COVER
Meanwhile Gyroscope frontman Dan Sanders’ solo project XIII has given Donnelly’s insta-classic Mechanical Bull a fresh lick of paint, specifically colouring the tune as a screamo-grunge epic.
Sanders’ version will be available via all good streaming services on July 12.
NORTHEAST PARTY HOUSE MOVES WEST
Melbourne indie dance gang Northeast Party House take new single Magnify out on the road for a capital city tour which wraps up at Capitol on October 18.
Produced by the band and the Presets’ Kim Moyes, Magnify is described as a dance anthem built around a guitar hook and will be release on July 26.
Electronic producer Alice Ivy and multi-instrumentalist Sparrows support. Tickets go on sale on July 11 from Oztix.
GAZEY TAKE IT TO THE RIVER
Melding ambitious songcraft to a lo-fi aesthetic, Gazey channel New Order, LCD Soundsystem and Pond into latest single River.
The local synth-rock quintet launch the first taste of their debut album Sole, due early October, tonight at the PS Art Space in Fremantle as part of the Hidden Treasures Winter Music Series. Tickets on the door.
GET ZIGGY WITH IT
Queensland busker turned touring juggernaut Ziggy Alberts continues his world tour, adding a show at the Fremantle Arts Centre on December 1.
The visit follows the release of third album, Laps Around the Sun, which became his first to climb into the ARIA Top 10. Tickets from Oztix.
GROOM GOES GALACTIC
Under the stained glass of St John’s Anglican Church in Fremantle, local favourite Felicity Groom will unveil her audio-visual experience Galactagogue on July 13.
Groom has collaborated with digital artists for the ambitious multi-media project, which will showcase tracks from new album Magnetic Resonance Centre, including lead single Backwards Forwards.
The mother of two describes the new “dream post-pop tune” as like “cats in roller-skates”.
Ben Witt and Nika Mo support the visual and aural feast, which kicks off 6pm and is part of Fremantle Festival’s 10 Nights in Port. Tickets via 10nightsinport.com.au.
SONIC SMORGASBORD IN THE VALLEY
The organisers of Gourmet Escape have unveiled the musical delicacies on offer at this year’s event.
Triple J Hottest 100 winners the Rubens headline Gourmet Feast in the Valley at Sandalford Estate on November 9, supported by indie singer-songwriter Fergus James, soul combo Odette Mercy and Her Soul Atomics and Aussie DJ/chef Andrew Levins.
The Sunday session will star local stars Web Rumours, Carla Geneve and Abbe May, while both days will feature children’s TV favourites dirtgirl and Justine Clarke. For more details visit gourmetescape.com.au.