NICK OLIVERI (USA)
The man, the myth, the legend Nick Oliveri (QOTSA/Kyuss) returns to Australia this July, teaming up with Russian punk sensations Svetlanas for what will be their first ever joint tour down under.
The latest Australian tour, Nick Oliveri's third in solo mode after a majority sold out 2016 Aussie tour, will see Oliveri will rip out 'Death Acoustic' and Kyuss sets with local Aussie bands as well as randomly jumping in on bass with friends Svetlanas, known for their super high intensity live shows.
ELEPHANT HIVE (ISR)
Known for their high intensity and highly technical live shows, Israel's Elephant Hive have toured a good part of the world, taking part in high profile alternative music festivals in which they are continually hailed as one of the most exciting bands in the world to watch. Tom Bollig (drums) is a monster behind the kit, delving into time signatures and off-beat rhythms that leave the listener dazed and confused.
With less-than-2-minute full tilt musical pieces and outbreaks of energy, Elephant Hive are a must see band. On tour in Australia for Beats Cartel this July.
Sunshine Coast genre benders Fight Ibis are back on the road this July with a new single for all to enjoy.
The band, named Big Pineapple Music Festival Triple J Unearthed Winner and Triple J Feature Artist in 2017, have had quite the introduction to the national scene, popping up on industry radars everywhere over the last two years with numerous festival inclusions (Jungle Love, Big Pineapple Music Festival, Mojo Burning) and radio spots.
With wraps coming from some big industry names, the band continues to release quality punchy singles with the support of Triple J.
As of September 2014, Svetlanas were exiled from Russia due to political views primarily expressed through their music. Distribution or ownership of Svetlanas' music within the country is now considered unlawful, seeing the band move to Italy to start afresh.
The band are no stranger to the big stage, lining up for performances at such international festivals as Vans Warped Tour (USA), South by Southwest (USA), Punk Rock Bowling (USA)and more.
This July they tour Australia for Beats Cartel with friend Nick Oliveri (USA)