Live Previews

  • Got Splendour FOMO? Bear Family’s picks for Sideshow Season - It’s that time of year again, as Splendour tix sold out & sad boys and girls around the country wipe up their tears and eagerly wait for any scrap of news about their favourite bands making an appearance outside the holy grounds of Yelgun. With a lineup as big as the one Ducrou & Co […]
  • Honeyblood Honeyblood Announce Australian Tour - Glaswegian alt-rock duo Honeyblood consists of Stina Tweeddale on guitar/vocals and Cat Myers on drums. Having recently released their second album Babes Never Die, Honeyblood have announced their first trip to Australia. First show will be in Sydney at Oxford Art Factory on Thursday 30th March followed by The Brightside in Brisbane on Friday 31st […]
  • Frightened Rabbit Announce 2017 AUS Tour Dates - Scotland’s finest Frightened Rabbit have today announced a March tour in support of their fifth album “Painting of a Panic Attack”, including The Triffid in Brisbane on Thursday 9th March, Oxford Art Factory in Sydney on Friday 10th Marchand finishing up at The Corner Hotel in Melbourne on Sunday 12th March. The Australian tour follows a […]
  • holy-holy-high-res-nov-2017-low-res-1 Holy Holy Sophomore Record Available for Pre-order, Mid-National Tour - Currently mid-national tour, Holy Holy have today revealed details of their sophomore LP alongside the announcement of their new single, Elevator (out today).  Their anticipated new album will be titled Paint, and is set for release on February 24, 2017.  The release comes at a busy time for the band, who have just embarked on […]
  • twilightattaronga Lineup Dropped for Twilight at Taronga & Melbourne Zoo Twilights - Twilight at Taronga presented by ANZ and Melbourne Zoo Twilights are thrilled to today announce their summer 2017 music program. A calendar staple and the ultimate destination for music lovers each year, both concert series will run from Friday 27 January to Saturday 11 March, set amongst the unique environments of Melbourne Zoo and Taronga […]
  • selaphonic easy Sunny Coast’s Selaphonic Drop a Brand New Vid & Hit the Road - Following on from the release of their new single ‘Easy’, Sunshine Coast-based indie-pop quartet Selahphonic have returned with the accompanying music video – a complete DIY effort shot and directed by the band themselves. Shot amongst the the streets of Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, the clip shines a light on the bands humor and creativity; whilst highlighting […]
  • stonefield Stonefield Hit the Road w/ Their Sophomore Record - Today we are thrilled to announce that Australia’s favourite psych rock sisters Stonefield are hitting the road on a massive national headline tour in support of their acclaimed sophomore LP As Above, So Below which was release in July 2016. The Melbourne band will take in 17 dates across metro and regional centres this Spring […]
  • bree-tranter_bryce-jepson_hi-res Touring Soon! Bree Tranter is Hitting the East Coast - Beloved dream-pop songstress and multi-instrumentalist Bree Tranter has unveiled the dates of her first ever headline tour, as she takes her critically acclaimed debut album Another Night on Earth on the road for three intimate performances in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne this November. These shows mark Bree’s first solo performances in over two years and […]
  • safia SAFIA Are On the Road For Their “Internal” AUS/NZ Album Tour - Electro indie-popsters SAFIA are on tour rn! Sitting at over 20 Million online streams, landing high rotation with six singles at triple j and placing in triple j’s Hottest 100 three consecutive years in a row, SAFIA announce the details of their highly anticipated debut album Internal Off the back of their fourth consecutive sold-out […]
  • tiny little houses TINY LITTLE HOUSES RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO & ANNOUNCE FIRST NATIONAL TOUR - It’s a big day in the world of Tiny Little Houses, as they announce their very first headline national tour and release the video for new single ‘Song Despite Apathy’. Directed by the band’s drummer Clancy Bond and friend Daniel Dunn, the video features the band in full blown karaoke mode. The Melbourne band will […]
  • Holy Holy Touring Soon! HOLY HOLY - HOLY HOLY have announced a national Australian tour to celebrate the release of their brand new single Darwinism, the first single lifted from their highly anticipated sophomore record, set for release in 2017.  Currently the 5th most played track on triple j, Darwinism is an evocative tune that is as evolutionary for the band as […]
  • secret garden festival The Ever So Whimsical Secret Garden Festival Returns in 2017 - SECRET GARDEN IS BACK! MORE EXTRAVAGANT FANCY DRESS, SURPRISE FOREST PARTIES, COLOURFUL GAMES, MUSIC AND GOOD VIBES FESTIVAL AND ON SALE DATE ANNOUNCED 24 & 25 FEBRUARY 2017 Australia’s favourite choose-your-own-adventure Secret Garden is back, transforming the mystical, dense forest into an extravagant adult playground on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 February. Gardeners come to […]
  • castletcomer Castlecomer Release New Music Video for ‘Judy’ & Announce National Tour - Eclectic rock band Castlecomer have today announced the video for their new single Judy, an exploration of a taboo relationship from the perspective of the weaker party, out September 23.  The group have also set a date for the release of their new EP All Of The Noise, a dynamic and experimental take on classic […]
  • Nocturnal Tapes Drop Punchy New Single & Kick Off National Tour - After delighting listeners with their standout singles ‘Superficial Light’ and ‘Pattern’ earlier this year, NSW North Coast-based electronic duo Nocturnal Tapes have returned with a darker and more brooding cut titled ‘Pieces’ – Recorded and produced by the group themselves. ‘Pieces’ sees Nocturnal Tapes significantly progress by introducing Tech-house influences, drawing inspiration from Caribou, The […]
  • max quinn Max Quinn Releases Single “The Boys” & Single Launch Deets feat. Alex Lahey - Homemade guitar pop sweetness Max Quinn, formerly Max Quinn’s Onomatopenis, is proud to reveal his new single ‘The Boys’. Recorded in Melbourne and mixed in Brisbane by musical wunderkind (and bff) Alex L’Estrange, ‘The Boys’ is 4 minutes of guitar-driven pop with harmonies for days, a relentless earworm about the construct of ‘manliness’ and an eye-opening […]
  • I LOVE LIFE FESTIVAL ADD SOME LOCAL SUPPORTS - You’ve probably already got your tickets to I Love Life, so here’s just a reason not to lose’em… A couple local bands have been added to the line ups! If seeing bands the likes of The Bennies, High Tension and Camp Cope didn’t already have you all jazzed for the festivities, local thrash punk rockers Hostile […]
  • Pagan Release New Single & Score National Support Slot - Purveyors of dirty martinis and ritualistic rock’n’roll PAGAN return from the shadows once again to unveil their new single ‘Wine and Lace’. Recorded at Black Lodge Studios with Mike Deslandes (Coerce, The Nation Blue), ‘Wine and Lace’ follows their last single ‘Good Grief’ and arrives mere weeks before PAGAN make the pilgrimage with Wollongong hunks Totally […]
  • Formidable Vegetable Sound System Announce New Album & Tour - Quite possibly the only band to promote the joys of gardening through dance music, Formidable Vegetable Sound System have today announced their quirky new single Kimchi, a potent yet tasty morsel that celebrates the fermented Korean cabbage, out August 19.  In addition to this, the group will release their boogie-inducing new album Grow Do It […]
  • Lazy Colts Release Debut Record “Trojan” & Kick Off National Tour - Twenty Two is a reverent and reflective ode to youth and the naivety that dictates the relationships formed during that time.  Emphasised by the pulse of young blood that dictates the arc of the song, the organic nature of the drums, piano and violin resonate under lead singer Lacey Cole’s effortless vocals.  Acoustic and raw, […]
  • The Winter Gypsy Are Touring Soon & Have a Hot New Vid - Indie folksters The Winter Gypsy have today announced their soaring new single and video for Took Me By (out July 8), the first taste of the band’s debut EP, Page I which is set for release on August 5.  To celebrate their new tunes, the Adelaide six-piece will be heading out on the road in August, […]
  • volumes lineup 2016 bear family VOLUMES festival announces huge Sydney lineup - Volumes 2015 was one hell of a beast and this year it’s back and it’s been busy tucking into the steroids-bigger and better than ever. As a multi-stage, multi-venue, live music/ visual & electronic art and digital media experience,  Volumes 2016 takes place at Oxford Square and the surrounds, including iconic Sydney venues Oxford Art Factory, […]
  • Listen Out deliver HUGE lineup for 2016! - Listen Out is back and louder than ever (we hope!) in 2016 and has just dropped an insane lineup to get you salivating for September. This year, Listen Out have nabbed some of the most hyped names on the scene in Anderson Paak, Travis Scott and Claptone, just to name a few. The full lineup […]
  • PUP second melbourne show PUP sell out Melbourne show-Announce second show - PUP have taken Aussie listeners by storm over the past month and are making their debut appearance down under in October. Last week’s triple j feature stars PUP have already sold out the Melbourne show of their tour, however in some very good news for you little Puppers, the guys have added a SECOND Melbourne show, this […]
  • The Legends behind VISIONS are holding their very own festival! - In a market where festivals come and go, venues collapse due to bent pollies and dreams are crushed on the regular, it takes a certain amount of chutzpah to venture into the fickle world of live music. With the help of Aussie stalwarts Chugg Entertainment and upstarts Rare Finds, Indie band Deep Sea Arcade came […]
  • It’s sideshow season! Bear Family picks their ‘must-see’ Splendour sideshows - Last Thursday was hell for a lot of people. That bloody green chair was the bane of many wannabe Splendour-goers’ existences and left some people elated and others heartbroken. The task of getting those precious Splendour tickets has become and artform and unfortunately it’s not always a happy ending for hopeful punters. But alas, not […]
  • Bear Family Glass Animals announce tour Glass Animals announce Australian headline shows! - Glass Animals hold a very special place in our hearts here at Bear Family. Upon our birth in 2013/14, one of our first earthly tasks was to sit down and have a chat with the boys from Glass Animals. From that point we’ve interviewed heaps of other sweet honeys and taken Bear Family all over […]
  • Splendour In The Grass 2016 lineup is here! Bear Family’s must see’s! - Splendour, a magical time of year! Everybody loves a good Splendour. The atmosphere, the mud, the music, the Bay Kebab ‘Seafood Special’. It’s a pilgrimage for many a music lover- young, old, trendy, ugly, whoever! Everyone flocks to Byron in the depths of winter to experience the Splendour magic and this year will no doubt […]
  • Rare Finds Announce Huge 1st Birthday Bash! - Sydney’s Rare Finds have been puttin’ in the hard yards over the last 12 months, working with some of Australia’s best young fellers to deliver new sounds to your ears on a regular basis. To celebrate their hard work, Rare Finds are throwing a big ol’ party with some of the best dudes and dudettes in […]
  • RÜFÜS ‘BLOOM’ DEBUTS AT #1 ON ARIA ALBUM CHARTS + NATIONAL AUSTRALIAN TOUR ANNOUNCED FOR APRIL/MAY - Off the back of their second #1 ARIA album chart debut with sophomore album BLOOM bumping Adele from the top spot on the weekend, Aussie dance trio RÜFÜS have today announced a national BLOOM album tour for April/May, kicking off in Adelaide on April 29 and heading through Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmania and Brisbane before finishing up in Auckland (NZ) on May […]
  • Of Monsters and men announce australian tour- bear family ICYMI: Of Monsters and Men are coming to Australia! - Having recently been to Iceland, I can vouch for it being one of the world’s most incredible places. Vast, otherworldly landscapes and some damn tasty puffins. It is also home to some of the world’s most unique performers, including Bjork, Sigur Ros and of course, everyone’s favourite folksters Of Monsters and Men. After releasing their second […]
  • HANDS LIKE HOUSES JOIN THE BIG ASS TOUR - Tour starts in Sydney next week! FRIDAY DECEMBER 4, 2015 – Live Nation and 24Hundred are stoked to announce that post-hardcore’s rising stars Hands Like Houses are joining The Amity Affliction, A Day To Remember and Motionless In White on the huge BIG ASS TOUR which kicks off next week, following The Ghost Inside’s withdrawal. You […]
  • SHELLEY SEGAL ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE, BACKGROUND NOISES ALONGSIDE NATIONAL TOUR - Having just returned from a huge 40-date tour in the US, spirited Melbourne singer songwriter, Shelley Segal has announced the release of her new single, Background Noises.  The flirtatious storyteller will hit the road for a string of national dates kicking off in Perth on November 18, moving through Adelaide, on to Victoria to play […]
  • TIM WHEATLEY RELEASES ‘THE HEATHEN’, SINGLE 2 FROM TOP 10 ALBUM ‘CAST OF YESTERDAY’ - Off the back of the LA album release for his Top 10 ARIA album, Cast of Yesterday, alt folk rock musician, Tim Wheatley is excited to be returning to Australia to promote his second single, The Heathen alongside a run of shows up the east coast kicking off at The Batch Brewery in Marrickville on […]
  • Battles Bear Family ICYMI: Battles announce two Laneway sideshows! - US noise wranglers Battles are returning to the country to play the star studded Laneway Festival in February and boy are we excited. After the initial round of Laneway sideshows was announced many Battles fans were left disappointed not to get their own opportunity to witness the wonder of Battles live in action all to […]
  • JOSH PYKE ANNOUNCES NATIONAL ALBUM TOUR FOR JAN/FEB - One of Australia’s favourite storytellers, Josh Pyke has announced a national tour for January and February next year in support of his fifth studio album, But For All These Shrinking Hearts. Kicking off in Sydney on January 29 at Twilight At Taronga, the tour will see Josh Pyke hit stages in Canberra, Gold Coast, Brisbane, […]
  • HOLY HOLY DROP LIVE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘A HEROINE’ & EMBARK ON EU/UK TOUR THIS WEEK - What a year it’s been for our favourite nostalgic indie rockers, Holy Holy!  Now armed with their hugely successful, critically acclaimed debut album, When The Storms Would Come, they’ve wowed audiences at every leg of their extensive, sold-out national tour of Aus, played a killer set at Splendour In The Grass, created a massive buzz […]
  • NAKATOMI ANNOUNCE NEON DRENCHED ELECTRO POP SINGLE ‘THE KNIFE’ - Neon drenched, eighties inspired electro-pop duo, Nakatomi have today announced the release of new single, The Knife alongside a run of show dates hitting Rocket Bar (Ade) on October 30, Mynt Lounge (Melb) on November 20, The Toff (Melb) on November 22 and Oxford Art Gallery Bar (Syd) on November 26. Synth-heavy with industrial beats […]
  • BIG ASS TOUR ADDS SECOND AND FINAL BRISBANE SHOW - BIG ASS TOUR ADDS SECOND AND FINAL BRISBANE SHOW Sunday December 20 – Riverstage, Brisbane Tickets on sale 10am AEST Friday October 9 from www.bigasstour.com THURSDAY OCTOBER 1, 2015 – THE AMITY AFFLICTION and A DAY TO REMEMBER are stoked to announce that fans will be treated to a second and final Brisbane Big Ass Tour show […]
  • BIG ASS TOUR SELLS OUT BRISBANE’S RIVERSTAGE - TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 – THE AMITY AFFLICTION and A DAY TO REMEMBER have today announced that Brisbane’s BIG ASS TOUR with The Ghost Inside and Motionless In White at the Riverstage on Saturday December 19 has sold out. Remaining tickets in Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne are available from www.livenation.com.au and www.bigasstour.com The BIG ASS TOUR […]
  • Garrett Kato Releases New Album & Tour Dates w/ Pete Murray - Canadian born, Byron Bay local Garrett Kato has today released his anticipated new record, That Low and Lonesome Sound, alongside the announcement of a 27 date tour opening for Pete Murray on his extensive regional, Yours Acoustically tour through October, November and December.  Kato will also be hitting the road this month to play a […]
  • The Amity Affliction & A Day To Remember present “Big Ass Tour” - The Amity Affliction are a modern phenomenon and Australia’s biggest and best-loved heavy band. With two consecutive Number 1 albums and a string of sold out tours already accomplished, the band will perform for more fans than ever before on the BIG ASS TOUR, their only major capitals run this year. Their decade of dominance […]
  • LOREN KATE ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE, EP AND NATIONAL TOUR - Off the back of her impressive Telstra Road to Discovery win last year, Loren Kate presents her new single, When You Leave (out September 7) and EP, Til The Night Meets The Sun, set for release on October 9.  Loren will be celebrating with a recording trip and a few gigs in Nashville in September, […]
  • HOLY HOLY SELL OUT AUSTRALIAN SHOWS & BIGSOUND SHOWCASES THIS WEEK - Hot off the back of playing two sold out Howler gigs in Melbourne on the weekend and three quarters of the way through their largely sold out When The Storms Would Come album tour, Holy Holy are now set to storm Brisbane for two BIGSOUND headliner showcases; Title Track Party at The Brightside on Tuesday […]
  • Image Credit Andrew Johnson THE SMITH STREET BAND ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR - Image Credit Andrew Johnson Kicking off in early September, just days after they play the prestigious Reading & Leeds festivals in the UK, The Smith Street Band will return home for another huge Australian tour. In what will be their most far reaching tour to date, the national run will visit every state and territory, […]
  • The Harry heart Chrysalis announces national tour The Harry Heart Chrysalis announces Australian tour - Sydney Artist The Harry Heart Chrysalis has just announced a huge national tour in support of new single Ninety Six including dates in the ever-ignored Western Australia, with HHC fans getting a chance to catch Heart up close and personal with a string of intimate acoustic shows, including a set at Perth’s newest festival Hyperfest alongside Aussie […]
  • conor oberst at the Triffid 25th February 2015 Why we’re excited for: Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst is finally returning to our shores with a national tour due to kick off on Wednesday, 25 February at Brisbane’s freshly opened music venue The Triffid. We here at Bear Family are itching to catch Oberst’s show and we’ll tell you why! The album: Upside Down Mountain Oberst’s 2014 release Upside Down Mountain […]
  • Youth Group announce first shows in four years playing ‘Skeleton Jar’in full - Sydney’s favourite stalwart indie rockers Youth Group have announced their first show in over 4 years, playing iconic album Skeleton Jar in full for a room full of Sydney faithful in January of 2015 at the Newtown Social Club. Skeleton Jar is the group’s second album and saw the guys springboard into the wider U.S consciousness, landing […]
  • Laneway Lineup Revealed for 2015! - Laneway is here again. Who’s that guy? How do you pronounce that? What’s that guy’s weird hat all about. Why is Mac Demarco’s MUM on the lineup. These are just some of the questions you’ll be asking about this year’s lineup. And over the course of the next 5 months, you’ll slowly start to realise […]
  • Glass Animals Announce Falls Sideshows - “Bass. Lots of it.” That is what Glass Animals promised us before their debut Australian visit under 12 months ago. And bass is what you can probably expect even more of when they return once more to play a series of sideshows around their Falls Festival appearance over New Years. The release of their debut album ZABA […]
  • Cold War Kids Announce Falls Sideshows - Cold War Kids have been bloody consistent since they first yelped their way into our hearts with ‘Hang Me Up To Dry’ all those years ago. Lead singer Nathan Willett’s pained, urgent voice is instantly recognisable, and the band have gone from strength to strength as a songwriting unit. Following the excitement of the guys being added to […]

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