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All the must-know Aussie music news for October

All the must-know Aussie music news for October

It never slows down when you’re an Australian music fan, but luckily, we’ve got the biggest news to wrap your head around for October.

Everyone knows the final part of the year is where the music magic happens.

October is no different. Kicking off the backend of the year, there are plenty of album drops to get our ears around.

Meanwhile, some of the best international acts of the 2000s and beyond will be jamming out for our entertainment. 

And there’s unfortunately some bad news that comes with the good news. 

It never slows down when you’re an Australian music fan… but, luckily for you, we’ve got the biggest news to wrap your head around for the next month.

King Gizz set to release three albums in one month

The perpetual album droppers have only gone and done it again.

After releasing five albums in one calendar year back in 2017, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have decided they’ll one-up themselves by releasing three albums in ONE MONTH.

Are we even surprised at this point? 

After already dropping two albums this year, the psychedelic rock stars haven’t taken their foot off the gas pedal, as they get set to release Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs Mushrooms and Lava (October 7), Laminated Denim (October 12), and Changes (October 28). 

The first album has already had its first single release in ‘Ice V’, a 10-minute fuzz jam that King Gizz fans have come to love.

By the looks of the rest of the album, it’s set to be in a similar vein: a very jammy and psychedelic experience full of multi-minute riffs.

Laminated Denim has been labelled the ‘spiritual successor to Made In Timeland, the two-track jam album. And guess what… its musical twin will also solely feature two lengthy tunes that will honestly likely be a treat in themselves.

Not as much is known about Changes, however, as we know with the Gizzverse, it certainly could span across multiple genres.

The band says this body of work has been in production for five years now, so expect some vintage Gizz.

Stormzy out, Steve Lacy in

So there’s good news but there’s also some bad news. 

Unfortunately, the world-renowned British grime artist Stormzy will no longer be making the trip for his headline tour in November.

He was also set to headline Spilt Milk, but made the heartbreaking announcement that he would have to cancel those dates as well.

Huge feels for those that bought tickets for his performances back in 2020. 

On the plus side, we’ll be getting one of the biggest artists in the world right now: Steve Lacy.

The alternative R&B musician will be bringing his psychedelic soul stylings to Spilt Milk and adding a show in Melbourne and Sydney as well.

Solid, solid replacement for Stormzy.

International headliners keep rolling on in

After a steady string of headline tours from the likes of the Gorillaz, Billie Eilish, and AJ Tracey, the international acts keep on making their way Down Under.

English pop-rock legends The Kooks will be touring the country for the 15th anniversary of their iconic album Inside In / Inside Out.

They’ll be playing some hugely nostalgic tunes in Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne, while also headlining the Grapevine Gathering festival, which is set to take place in WA, South Australia, Victoria, NSW, and Queensland.

Meanwhile, Grammy Award-winning icon Bruno Mars will be making a brief touchdown in the country for two huge shows.

Unfortunately for the rest of the country, his two-night tour will only feature shows in Sydney’s new Allianz Stadium on October 14 and 15 - but hey, Bruno’s in town and it’ll be two must-see shows for Sydneysiders. 

While it is a few months away, the legendary Fred Again… has finally announced he’ll be making the trip to Australia. 

Following his outrageous Boiler Room set, the hottest producer in the world will be coming to Australia for Laneway in February. 

Keep an eye out for an announcement of additional sideshows (hopefully). 

Hope D prepares to release debut album

Brisbane starlet Hope D will be dropping her largest body of work yet with her debut album Clash of the Substance coming on October 21.

The performer has quickly become one of the country’s most promising and exciting artists with her brilliant resonating songwriting and striking pop-rock sound.

She's flourished on recent singles such as ‘Addict’ and ‘Happy Hangover’, while 2020’s release ‘Second’ really put her on the map. 

We can’t wait to hear what her first full-length album has to offer.

Crooked Colours thrive in dance floor-ready third album

One of the most admired trios in the Australian dance scene recently released their third studio album Tomorrows

The Perth band has naturally developed a talent for producing dance music that inspires a wave of emotional vulnerability, with their third album only further solidifying their place as one of the best in the country.

With already released bangers such as ‘Love Language’, ‘Falling’, and ‘No Sleep’, the album was no doubt going to slap, but they’ve only gone and smashed those expectations out of the park.

A great listen for your upcoming weekend - so go on, get to it!

Featured Image Credit: @kinggizzard/Instagram. @hopedmusic/Instagram

Topics: Australia, Music