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Michael Lowman joins Tori Amos on SA Tour

Press release: Multi-talented Durban-born musician Michael Lowman will be joining Tori Amos at the end of June 2014 as the supporting bill guest artist on the SA leg of her world tour. Tori Amos returns to South Africa for four performances only in support of her latest album, Unrepentant Geraldines. Tori Amos begins ...

The Sick-Leaves’ new album: available now

Press release from The Sick-Leaves: Breaking Awayis a jubilant, victorious, uplifting experience. Fourth album Breaking Away was originally conceived to be an EP but once completed clocked in at an explosive twenty-nine minutes following the inclusion of the most recently written song and first radio single ...

ATG’s Top 10 Albums of 2011

It occurred to me during the writing of this post that, this year, I have pretty much only reviewed albums that I thought were top-class. It's all about the good vibes, after all. But these are the ones that are really, really top-class, mmmkay. I present to you - the best of the best of 2011: 10. PT Walkley - ...

Brand New 29 November: Die Antwoord, Mika, B.O.B.

Out this week: Nightwish - Imaginaerum Oily Murs - In Case You Didn't Know Beyonce - Live At Roseland Hot Chelle Rae - Whatever B.O.B. - Strange Clouds Die Antwoord - Tensions Smashing Pumpkins - Gish Mika - The Origin Of ...

Brand New 1 November: Florence & The Machine, The Decemberists, Carole King

Out this week: Susan Boyle - Someone To Watch Over Me (Buy on iTunes.) Miranda Lambert - Four The Record (Buy on iTunes.) Megadeth - TH1Rt3EN (Buy on iTunes.) Justin Bieber - Under The Mistletoe (Buy on iTunes.) The Decemberists - Long Live the King (Buy on iTunes.) Florence + The Machine - ...

Watch ‘George Harrison: Living In A Material World’ in full

A while ago, when I showed you the trailer for the new Martin Scorcese-directed George Harrison documentary, I said I was going to have to do some unabashed downloading if it didn't come out in South Africa. Oh ye (or me) of little faith - of course it'll be on the internet almost immediately. And here it is. It's ...

The top album releases of October

I have decided that a lot of great album releases go unnoticed each month. God knows I don't have the time or the words to review all of them, so I'm going to start a monthly rundown of my favourite new musical moments of the past month. Here we go for October: Jack's Mannequin - People And Things: Wilco - ...

The Punk Rock Hotel Sessions: helping touring bands

Press release from Punk Rock Hotel: We're really excited to announce we've finally launched our Punk Rock Hotel Sessions series today and will be bringing a bunch of new and hyped up artists, getting exclusive songs redone and as a video session. We are premiering our launch with a video from The Story Changes. Punk ...

Brand New 24 October: Coldplay, Lights Resolve, Kelly Clarkson

Out this week: Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto (Buy on iTunes.) Lights Resolve - Feel You're Different (Buy on iTunes.) Toby Keith - Clancy's Tavern (Buy on iTunes.) Justice - Audio, Video, Disco (Buy on iTunes.) Kelly Clarkson - Stronger (Buy on iTunes.) She & Him - A Very She & Him Christmas (Buy on ...

The Airborne Toxic Event premiere video for ‘All I Ever Wanted’

Mikel Jollett's voice is like pure emotion in a ...

Feel You’re Different: it’s coming…

Rarely can you say you've been waiting for an album for actual years. Except for now. It's been a good 18 months since I first discovered the music of Lights Resolve and next week Tuesday - October 25th will see the release of their first full-length album, Feel You're Different. But it seems it was worth the wait, ...

Brand New 18 October: Noel Gallagher, Chris Isaak, Jane’s Addiction

Out this week: Noel Gallagher - High Flying Birds (Buy on iTunes.) Class Actress - Rapproacher (Buy on iTunes.) M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming (Buy on iTunes.) My Brightest Diamond - All Things Will Unwind (Buy on iTunes.) Puscifer - Conditions of My Parole (Buy on iTunes.) Chris Isaak - Beyond ...

The Vaccines make a video out of Instagram photos

Who needs a big, fancy, music video budget? What Did You Expect From The Vaccines? is out ...

Portugal. The Man rocks the Americana look

My favourite Alaskans released their new music video last week. From backyard parties and swimming to bottle juggling and mud flinging, you have to admit this video is pretty American. I wanna go back to tailgates and tanlines! Read more about Portugal. The ...

Brand New 4 October: Evanescence, Ronan Keating, Erasure

Out this week: Annie Crane - Jump With a Child's Heart (Country) Buy on iTunes. Evanescence - TBAl (Rock) Buy on iTunes. Modeselektor - Monkeytown (Electronic) Buy on iTunes. We Were Promised Jetpacks - In The Pit if The Stomach (Alt Rock) Buy on iTunes. Zola Jesus - Conatus (Alternative) Buy on ...

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