Everything Your Music Friends Are Talking About This Week

From the archives: This post is from our original site, MyCity Life, back on 25 February, 2020.

New Music

Perth band Tame Impala has released its fourth studio album, The Slow Rush, which has debuted at number one on the ARIA albums charts. Time is the overriding theme of the release, which feels somewhat fitting considering it has been five years since the band dropped its last album, Currents. During that time frontman Kevin Parker has been busy touring and collaborating on other projects with artists such as SZA and Theophilus London. Despite wanting to release the new material last April, Kevin didn’t think it was ready – until now!

Sydney five-piece act Polaris, who are touring Brisbane this week, has released The Death Of Me, the band’s follow up to The Mortal Coil. Polaris’ dedication to leaving nothing on the table gives the album an edge. Taking inspiration from acts such as Northlane, as well as pioneers such as Parkway Drive and Architects, Polaris are at the forefront of the Australian metalcore genre.

Former Australian Idol winner, Stan Walker has debuted his single Mexico, featuring guest artist, New Zealand rapper Kings. 

Tour News & Live Gigs

Polaris

Saturday night at The Tivoli sees the return of Metalcore favourite Polaris. The anticipated gig coincides with the band’s brand new release, The Death of Me. Catch them Saturday night, with support acts Wage War, Crystal Lake and Alpha Wolf.

Tickets from $49.90, available here.

Atreyu

This Wednesday night, Orange County metallers Atreyu play at The Zoo. It has been three years since the group’s last Australian tour, and this time they’ll return to perform their latest album, In Our Wake. Catch their triumphant return with guests Ocean Sleeper and From Crisis to Collapse.

Tickets from $87.95, available here.

Conchita Wurst and Trevor Ashley

Also on Wednesday night at QPAC, Austria’s greatest glam pop vocalist and Eurovision star Conchita Wurst joins Australian Queen of Cabaret Trevor Ashley for an evening of musical magic, with a special appearance by Brisbane’s own Kate Miller-Heidke. Concert goers can expect to hear songs from Conchita’s platinum and gold award-winning releases, as well as a special tribute to the James Bond film songs. You won’t want to miss it.

Tickets from $89, available here.

Tony Hadley

Former frontman of 1980’s pop sensation, Spandau Ballet, Tony Hadley performs at The Tivoli this Thursday night, February 27. Performing material from his new release Talking to The Moon, as well as Spandau Ballet classics, the show promises to be a night of gold.

Tickets form $89, available here.

Between The Buried and Me

For prog-metal fans with nothing to do on Friday night, get down to The Triffid for the dynamic and raw energy of Between The Buried and Me. See the band perform two sets, with one featuring An Evening with…. This is the first Australian tour for the band since 2016. 

Tickets from $69, available here.

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