All The Australian Music News You Need To Know In The Month Of July
It’s set to be a huge month for the Australian music scene and a fantastic time to be a fan.
Loads of international acts will be journeying to Splendour in the Grass near Byron Bay, while other musicians gear up to drop their highly anticipated albums. Meanwhile, some of Australia’s hottest acts are touring the country - you love to see it.
From album news to tour news, we’ve listed some of the most recent and upcoming stories you need to be across for the month of July.
Spacey Jane Drop Mesmerising Second Album
The Western Australian band captured the hearts of young Australians with their first album release Sunlight and have followed it up with a cracker sophomore called Here Comes Everybody.
The Freo foursome had a lot to live up to after their first studio album saw four entries into the 2020 Triple J Hottest 100, but they’ve absolutely smashed it out of the park.
Frankly, it’s no surprise either. Their ability to walk the line between head-banging indie-rock anthems, and vulnerable, melancholic ballads are second to none in Australia.
Singles such as ‘Lots of Nothing’, ‘Lunchtime’, and ‘Sitting Up’, were already beloved by fans so their second LP was always set to be a hit.
They will be touring Here Comes Everybody across New Zealand and Australia throughout July and August, so make sure to check out their fantastic live show here.
Alex The Astronaut Will Release Second Studio Album
The delightful singer/songwriter Alex The Astronaut will be dropping her second album later this month, titled How To Grow A Sunflower Underwater.
With an uncanny talent for turning real human experiences into folk-pop rhythms, this album will undoubtedly hit all the feels.
Through self-reflection, stark guitar work and unforgettable lyricism, Alex always manages to radiate happiness and warmth with her art, and there’s no doubt her upcoming album will be no exception.
The album was co-produced with Aussie favourites Ball Park Music (more on them in a moment) and will outline Alex’s idiosyncratic humour and playful imagination.
How To Grow A Sunflower is set for release on July 22, and, if you want to pre-order it, you can catch it here.
Ball Park Music Tour The Country
Australia’s loveliest band, Ball Park Music, dropped an absolutely fantastic album earlier this month called Weirder and Weirder.
Their seventh studio album was named Triple J’s Feature Album when it was released and there’s no wonder why.
There were emotionally charged lyrics, psychedelic riffs, and earworm-worthy hooks in abundance.
Taking the album on tour, they’ve already played rocking headline shows in Brisbane, Wollongong, Sydney, Tasmania, and Newcastle, but there is still plenty on offer for BPM fans across the country.
They’re taking their headline show to Darwin, Edge Gill, Melbourne, and ACT before finishing off their July at Spin-Off Festival.
A busy couple of months from the Brisbane rockers, who will be joined by King Stingray and RAT!hammock across the tour.
Catch their tour dates here.
Dope Lemon Takes His Rose Pink Cadilac Across The Nation
Stoked to announce @Sloanpeterson_ will be joining us on the Australia leg of the up coming tour! She’s dropping new music this week so make sure you check that out. Hit up the link for tickets and come hang out lemon gang! Only 3 weeks to go!! https://t.co/d3oxbnYRO1 @triplej pic.twitter.com/PB9NUcYoyp— dope lemon (@dopelemonmusic) June 15, 2022
The eccentric solo project of Angus Stone is heading across Australia and New Zealand throughout the month.
Stone’s third album under the Dope Lemon moniker dropped earlier this year and had us absorbed in the psych coastal rock that Angus Stone is renowned for.
With a knack for providing dreamy soundscapes, audiences across the two countries will be treated to an immersive experience.
Find all the tour dates here.
Great Gable To Release On The Wall In The Morning Light
The four-piece from Bunbury is following on from their Western Sydney brethren Spacey Jane and dropping their second studio album next week.
Produced in conjunction with Australian songwriting royalty Matt Corby, Great Gable will be sure to impress as they have done in the past with their youthful exuberance and evocative rock ’n' roll.
If you haven’t gotten across Great Gable just yet, you’ll be in for an experience full of enticing hooks, mesmerising rhythms and refreshing energy.
The album is out July 8th and you can pre-order it HERE.
So Much More
So many artists will be out in force this month across the country that there are almost too many to list.
Catch our July gig guide dropping next week, where we’ll be chatting about all things Splendour in the Grass, including the huge sideshows from international acts who will be performing across the country.
Featured Image Credit: Spacey Jane/Sam Hendel/Instagram. Ball Park Music/Jordan Munns/Instagram.