What’s new with Sheppard?
Sheppard are currently writing their upcoming album in Brisbane. The already incredible year for Sheppard, after releasing ‘On My Way’ and placing third in Eurovision Australia Decides, is just going to get better with new music around the corner. Keep an ear out, or join their mailing list by clicking HERE.
Sheppard are an award-winning Australian pop band from Brisbane, Australia. After emerging onto the Australian music scene in 2009, the group released their debut EP in 2012, featuring standout single 'Let Me Down Easy' (3 x Platinum sales in Australia). Sheppard's breakthrough international hit single, 'Geronimo', was released in Australia on March 2014, and it has since sold over 2 million copies in the US. The track, taken from Sheppard's 2014 debut album 'Bombs Away' was the most played song on Australian radio and the highest selling single of 2014 by an Australian artist. The debut album won George, Amy and Emma Sheppard an ARIA for ‘Best Group’ and launched Sheppard onto festival stages worldwide.
Sheppard continued to build upon stellar worldwide success with a string of major international shows and headline tours in the second half of 2015 covering all major continents including North and South America, United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and Australia. 2015 - 2017 saw Sheppard support Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Little Mix, Meghan Trainor and Keith Urban. The siblings also appeared on hit TV shows such as Ellen Degeneres, Jimmy Fallon, Radio Disney and The Today show.
Sheppards’ follow up album ‘Watching the Sky’ debuted at #1 on Australia’s official ARIA Charts. Lead single ‘Coming Home’ was nominated at the 2018 ARIA Awards for ‘Song of the Year’ and was certified double platinum in Australia. Globally it has generated over 31.8 million streams on Spotify and was #1 on the AIR indie Music 55 weeks after its release. Sheppard supported ‘Watching the Sky’ with 32 shows across Australia and Europe.
Their latest single ‘One My Way’ was originally penned to be a stand-alone single; Little did Australia’s favourite pop export know when they wrote it that they would be invited to participate in the show to select Australia’s next representative at Eurovision with an anthemic, uplifting Eurovision track ready to go! Sheppard placed 3rd in Eurovision Australia decides, meanwhile ‘On My Way ‘became the #1 Most added to Radio in Australia and currently has 2M+ streams globally.
iTunes #1 Album – ‘Bombs Away’
#1 Highest Selling Single 2014 – ‘Geronimo’
#3 Eurovision Australia Decides 2019
ARIA Awards - ‘Best Group’ 2014
ARIA #1 Album – ‘Watching the Sky’
ARIA Accredited – Platinum Album Sales (35,000+) for ‘Bombs Away’
ARIA Accredited – 7 x Platinum Single Sales (500,000+) for ‘Geronimo’
ARIA Accredited – 2 x Platinum Single Sales (140,000+) for ‘Let Me Down Easy’
ARIA Accredited – 2 x Platinum Single Sales (140,000+) for ‘Coming Home
ARIA Accredited – 1 x Gold Single Sales (140,000+) for ‘Let Me Down Easy’
ARIA Accredited – 1 x Gold Single Sales (140,000+) for ‘Keep me crazy’
APRA Award – Most Played Australian Work 2015
APRA Award – Pop Work of the Year 2015
AIR Award – Breakthrough independent Artist 2014
#Most played on Australian radio – 8 Weeks
"The longest running #1 single by an independent Australian artist of all-time"
Accredited – 2 x Platinum Single Sales for ‘Geronimo’ in USA
Accredited – Platinum Single Sales for ‘Geronimo’ in Canada
Accredited – Platinum Single Sales for ‘Geronimo’ in Mexico
#32 on national Hot AC Top 40 Chart
Top 10 AAA – United States
Nominee – SiriusXM New Artist Breakthrough of 2014
Sold-out headline shows at New York’s Webster Hall and LA’s The Lyric Studio
UK AND EUROPE
Accredited – 4 x Platinum Single Sales for ‘Geronimo’ in Netherlands
Accredited – 4 x Platinum Single Sales for ‘Geronimo’ in Norway
Accredited – 3 x Platinum Single Sales for ‘Geronimo’ in Sweden
Accredited – Platinum Single Sales for ‘Geronimo’ in Italy
Accredited – Platinum Single Sales for ‘Geronimo’ in Belgium
Accredited – Platinum Single Sales for ‘Geronimo’ in Czech Republic
Accredited – Platinum Single Sales for ‘Geronimo’ in Austria
Accredited – Platinum Single Sales for ‘Geronimo’ in Switzerland
Accredited – Platinum Single Sales for ‘Geronimo’ in Spain
Accredited – Platinum Single Sales for ‘Geronimo’ in Denmark
Accredited – Gold Single Sales for ‘Geronimo’ in Germany
Accredited – Gold Single Sales for ‘Geronimo’ in Poland
Accredited – Gold Single Sales for ‘Coming Home’ in Netherlands
#7 Most played on Dutch Radio 2018 (8000+ Spins)
Accredited – Gold Single Sales for ‘Geronimo’ in Singapore
Accredited – Gold Single Sales for ‘Geronimo’ in Malaysia
736 Million Global Streams (All Services)
Spotify 400m+ Streams
Youtube 190m+ Views
Pandora 112m+ Streams
Itunes 34.2m+ Streams
#1 Independent Single – ‘Coming Home’ (Spotify AU/NZ 2018)
Surpassed 293.3 million streams of ‘Geronimo’ worldwide
Surpassed 32.62M million streams of ‘Coming Home’ worldwide
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What’s new with Lime Cordiale?
Lime Cordiale are currently touring around Australia on their Money Tour. They have sold out every single show so far (bar one) on the Money Tour with over 6000 tickets sold across the 20 date tour. They are also gearing up for their first (and biggest) European tour which will take place in July and August of 2019.
Tickets on sale through their website.
Hailing from Sydney’s northern beaches, brothers Oli and Louis Leimbach of Lime Cordiale command legions of dedicated fans with their incredible live set. They say there’s an innate bond between siblings, a relationship is forged that can last a lifetime. Now, take that intuitive understanding and translate it into music; magic can happen. This is exactly the case for the brothers of Lime Cordiale, whom growing up within a creative, musical family on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, it was natural for the pair to make music together.
Lime Cordiale express their feelings that people need to break the rules in order to progress, with Oli stating “you don't have to take the conservative route. You don't need to necessarily plan out your life in your twenties or thirties”. With the brothers compassionate and progressive awareness, the band are focussed on using their love of music to keep Sydney’s music scene alive, along with the support from their surrounding communities and the Australian community as a whole.
It’s no surprise that the pair are passionate, and overly sensitive to the effect humans have on Australia’s environment after being raised on an island home and in coastal areas while growing up. The band’s vegan lifestyle and plastic free rider may not be to everyone’s tastes, but their response is simply - “fuck ‘em”.
In addition to the hectic schedule and life-band balance, Louis is an avid artist holding regular showcases, but notes that whether he is cutting lino or painting, this side of his life is kept secluded, “Lino cutting is a very time-consuming art form, requires a lot of attention and I find myself doing it alone” says Louis. His art form though does cross over to band-life, with Louis designing all album art, posters and merchandise and states that the creative process can take time to think up ideas and sometimes his work can get so out of control he has to go into hiding, but he calls it “meditative and an escape” and likes the process itself over the end result.
When they aren’t busy playing shows, cutting footage for films or designing some form of artwork, Oli and Louis return to their roots, the ocean. Though they love being close to the CBD, sometimes the inner-city pressure means they need to get back to the freedom that the ocean can give, Oli tells “you can be working in the dirt and grind of the city just behind you, but out there on the waves the world is yours”.
Lime Cordiale received no airplay from triple j, FBI or commercial radio with the release of their debut album “Permanent Vacation” in Oct 2017, but this essentially underground band was in no need of the tastemaker radios support. Lime Cordiale were happy touring Australia, brewing a strong following along the way. With the release of their single “Dirt Cheap” (Nov – 18) the band exploded to the charts of triple j, then after only 3 short months the single placed #86 on triple j’s infamous Hottest 100 countdown.
In Feb 2019, Lime Cordiale released their latest single “Money” to accompany their fast selling tour of the same name. The extensive run of shows includes Melbourne, New Zealand and Sydney, and will continue in April to Tasmania, Adelaide, Western Australia and regional New South Wales. So far selling out every show (bar one) they’ve performed (14/20 sold out) and over 5300+ tickets sold. Meanwhile the single was succeeding by its own right, featuring on Spotify’s New Music Friday, iTunes’ Best of the Week and by week 2 was #1 most played on triple j.
The road ahead looks bright and busy for Sydney based band Lime Cordiale, with a new album just over the horizon and a long-awaited European tour set to unite their international audiences.
Charts and Streaming
Over 30 million streams on Apple and Spotify
625% Increase in Spotify streams (12k - 87k per day 2018)
#86 Triple J hottest 100 2019 - Dirt Cheap
#1 Most Played on Triple J Feb 2019 - Money
#6 Most Played on Triple J Jan 2019 - Dirt Cheap
Top 20 100% Independant Radio (AIR) - Dirt Cheap
#1 on AIR Independent Albums Chart - Permanent Vacation
#7 Most Added at US College Radio - Permanent Vacation
Money Tour (2019) - AUS/NZ
Dirt Cheap Tour (2018) - AUS/NZ
incl.14 Shows Sold Out - Over 9000 tickets sold
Permanent Vacation Tour (2017) - AUS
Waking Up Easy Tour (2016) - AUS
Not That Easy Tour (2015) - AUS
Hanging Upside Down Tour (2015) - AUS
TheMusic.com.au (AUS) - Bluesfest 2014 Highlight
“Fronted by brothers Oli and Louis Limebach, Lime Cordiale were too much fun. [The band] have built themselves a fresh sound and a growing audience, and with Chugg Music launching in North America this year international success could be within grasp.”
Sydney Morning Herald (AUS)
"Where [Lime Cordiale] stand out though, among a sea of carefree, upbeat pop bands, is in their ability to write some of the most memorable and melodic hooks this side of Abbey Road. Beach Boys, eat your heart out.”
The Music (AUS)
"I am immediately, and somewhat surprisingly, taken by these tunes. One of the finds of Bigsound week I'd say - keep your eyes peeled, this is good stuff."
A Music Blog, Yea? (CAN)
“There is a certain magic in the way this band utilises their instruments, and if you listen carefully, you’ll realise that it’s quite simple: this band hides nothing behind their sound. Their lyrics are honest and their vocals pure in execution.”
The Brag (AUS)
"Lime Cordiale provoked bellowing applause as they left the stage, the kind of applause that makes your plastic cup of poison vibrate gleefully."
What’s new with Avalanche City?
Avalanche City is on tour across Europe and the UK for April, May and June of 2019. He is performing in Belgium, Spain, Germany, and England. Head to his Website for more information.
He is playing a few house shows too, so if you have a great place or a local venue and you’d like to host an Avalanche City show, you can do that through the Palour Website.
Kourawhero Hall sits hidden in the shadow of the Kaipara Flats and Dome Forest, tucked off an ambling string of wineries and scenic reserves winding up from Auckland City. Five years ago, Dave Baxter, a frustrated player-for-hire took to the wild, bedding down in the building to record what would become Our New Life Above the Ground.
The rest is neo-folklore. The album, with its ready-for-summer anthem Love, Love, Love propelled Baxter’s musical moniker Avalanche City into radio mainstay. While he spent two years travelling the world, Love, Love, Love was being awarded Song of the Year, the prestigious Silver Scroll Award 2011, Most Performed Work back home and 2 x Platinum sales in New Zealand.
Now, on the eve of his anticipated sophomore release, Baxter is pining for the wild places again.
“We Are For The Wild Places is about where we come alive, that spot in the middle of fear and uncertainty, determination and courage. It’s the moment when we struggle and we can see our own failure just behind us but we push on.” Explains the songwriter, “I think a lot of fulfillment in my life has come from overcoming obstacles and achieving things I wasn't sure I could. The wild places are where adventure happens.”
“I’ve spent a lot of time traveling and I’ve spent a lot of time at home writing music and I feel like I’ve gotten to know myself a lot better for it.” Says Baxter, “When life is fast paced and you’re constantly in motion with a million things to do you don’t have the time to examine yourself. I’ve been pretty lucky because I had an intensely busy year or two and then an extended period of stillness that was great for just figuring out what I wanted to do. And it just confirmed that music for me is about having fun, it’s about experimenting and challenging myself.”
The songwriter spent unhurried months in his home studio, a leafy backyard room affectionately named The Treehouse. He surrounded himself with a cadre of old instruments and invented the familiar, yet evolved songs that would become We Are For The Wild Places.
Lead single ‘Inside Out’ is a plaintive ode to a friend’s broken relationship that builds from arpeggio guitars and ghostly atmospheres to orchestral brass motifs. Baxter inserts himself into heartbreak dialogue: “This is inside out, I want you here, but all we have is gone.” It was the final track to be included on the record – Baxter wrote it while the album was being finalised, holding up the final production in order to include it. ‘Inside out’ is certified platinum in New Zealand, #1 on NZ single charts and #1 at radio in New Zealand for 5 consecutive weeks. The single also won Best Music Video at the 2016 NZ Music Awards.
We Are For The Wild Places peaked at #3 on the NZ album charts and #1 on Itunes.
Avalanche City returned to the fold in late 2018 with the single ‘Prayed For Love’ - a catchy tune with rolling drums, 80s synths and building brass fanfares, which has been blasted on New Zealand radio over summer, and is currently top 40 at radio.
He followed it up with the track, ‘My Babylon’. The song lends its name to the album, which was written after a tumultuous few years that saw Baxter embroiled in a lengthy legal battle with his previous manager. Baxter then took a year out from writing his own material, before returning to the studio to work on the record number three.
My Babylon debuted at #5 of the NZ iTunes album charts, and Dave followed it up with a sold-out tour across New Zealand. Dave is now travelling across Europe, performing intimate gigs in Belgium Germany and the UK. He performing Parlour shows in Europe, where YOU can host a intimate show in your home, office or arts space. More information here: www.parlour.tours/avalanchecity
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The Griswolds’ first bio simply read: “The chameleons of pop.” That description holds true for the Sydney indie pop group, formed almost three years ago by singer/guitarist Christopher Whitehall and lead guitarist Daniel Duque-Perez, as they look to become a globally known act.
Recorded under the guidance of legendary American producer Tony Hoffer (The Kooks, Beck, M83, Ladyhawke), ‘BE IMPRESSIVE’ is the band’s debut full-length album. Featuring breakout single ‘Beware The Dog’ (Top 40 US Alternative Radio / triple j high-rotation / #28 triple j's Hottest 100 2014), the album has received a global release via Chugg Music (AU / NZ) and Wind-Up Records (Worldwide) in August 2014.
Forming in 2012, The Griswolds leapt to a roaring start after being handpicked as a triple j Unearthed feature artist, and winners of the Parklife Unearthed competition. Praise from over 100 blogs around the globe followed quickly – all simply by posting their debut single ‘Mississippi’ online. Second single, ‘Heart of a Lion’, was immediately added to high rotation in Australia on triple j radio, ending 2012 as one of the station’s most played tracks of the year. The international airwaves were quick to take notice, with ‘Heart of a Lion’ attracting airplay in over 20 countries worldwide, achieving #3 on the radio airplay charts in The Netherlands via tastemaker station 3FM and an iTunes Single of the Week in the region.
The Griswolds’ Heart of a Lion EP was released into the USA in 2013 via Wind-Up Records. Stateside, the EP release had critics and fans buzzing, with a number of noteworthy features from sites including CMJ, MTV Buzzworthy, Neon Gold, Paper Magazine and Vice Noisey.
The Griswolds continued to take worldwide audiences by storm with acclaimed shows at MUSEXPO, NARM, Brooklyn Bowl, The Viper Room, Mercury Lounge and a sold-out Neon Gold popshop in NYC, along with key international festival performances at CMJ Festival in New York, The Great Escape festival in the United Kingdom, and a headline slot at the London Calling festival in Amsterdam.
In early 2015, international success continued to build as The Griswolds were announced as main support for Walk The Moon’s ‘Talking Is Hard’ tour in North America. The 45+ day tour sowed increasing levels of global demand that could only be met with their long awaited return to Europe and the United Kingdom. The Griswolds left no stone unturned, performing at major European and UK festivals like Liverpool Sound City, Dot To Dot Festival and London Calling alongside a string of full capacity headline shows at Club Koko and The Stillery.
In addition to the recent run with Walk the Moon, The Griswolds have confirmed their very own U.S. headline tour this June and July. The 'Excellent Adventure' tour includes stops at New York’s Bowery Ballroom and Los Angeles’ Troubadour as well as a performance at Firefly Music Festival. Tickets are in high demand, with Chicago, Minneapolis, Kansas City and Los Angeles completely sold out.
- The Griswolds 'Excellent Adventure' USA Tour -
All tickets are available from wearethegriswolds.com
June 16 - Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA
June 17 - Milkboy - Philadelphia, PA
June 18 - Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
June 19 - U Street Music Hall - Washington, DC
June 20 - Firefly Music Festival - Dover, DE
June 23 - The Garrison - Toronto, ON
June 25 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL
June 26 - 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN
June 30 - Troubadour - West Hollywood, CA
July 1 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA
July 2 - The Boardwalk - Orangevale, CA
July 6 - The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
July 8 - Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR
July 9 - The Crocodile - Seattle, WA
July 12 - Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO
July 14 - The Tank Room - Kansas City, MO
July 15 - The Tank Room - Tulsa, OK
July 16 - House Of Blues - Dallas, TC
July 17 - Stubb’s BBQ - Austin, TX