Cut Copy Announce Australian Tour – Proudly presented by Spotify

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Since releasing their ‘Free Your Mind’ album in late 2013, Cut Copy have criss-crossed the world playing headline shows to thousands of punters from Chile to Chicago, with stops in Peru and Siberia along the way.

The four piece have also found themselves taking the stage at prestigious festivals around the globe including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Primavera Sound, Osheaga, Rock en Siene, Sasquatch, Ultra and Vive Latino. Back at home, their appearance at Golden Plains just a few weeks back was hailed as one of the festival’s highlights.

Now, Cut Copy are thrilled to announce their first series of headline dates since taking home two ARIA Awards in 2011. The band’s front man Dan Whitford says “The call of overseas touring has made our time at home less frequent than we may have liked over recent years. We’re really looking forward to this opportunity to perform our new show and songs from our new record to home audiences.”

Cut Copy will perform shows in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane this May. Their good friends Touch Sensitive and Nile Delta will support the band at all three shows. Tickets go on sale 9am Friday April 4.

Dates are as follows:

Thursday May 8 – Metro Theatre, Sydney
Tickets available from www.ticketek.com.au and www.metrotheatre.com.au

Friday May 9 – 170 Russell, Melbourne
Tickets available from www.170russell.com 

Saturday May 10th – Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane
Tickets available from www.oztix.com.au 

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Lorde Australian Tour – Proudly Presented by Spotify

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The already legendary Lorde has just announced her Australian tour, this time hitting bigger venues with a bigger show to match. If you missed her last October or didn’t see her at Laneway, this April is your chance to catch Lorde playing the songs off Pure Heroine before she continues on her way to world domination.

Keep your eyes on Spotify’s social media for a chance to win tickets to one of the shows!
All the shows are all ages and tickets are available through http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/

April 24 – Melbourne, Festival Hall

April 27 – Adelaide, AEC Theatre

April 29 – Perth, Challenge Stadium

May 2 – Sydney, Hordern Pavillion

May 4 – Newcastle, Entertainment Centre

May 6 – Brisbane, Riverstage

SXSW, here we come!

For a third, fantastic year, we will be painting Austin green. From March 10th through the 14th, the Spotify House will be your go-to venue to unwind and discover the best in new music.

This year, we’re moving to a brand new venue with more room to check out bands and catch up with friends.

Our 2014 lineup boasts 30+ must-see acts – including emerging stars G-Eazy and MØ, along with Glass Animals, Tove Lo, Jungle and Betty Who, to electro rockers Phantogram, St. Paul and The Broken Bones and many more – we’ve got something for everyone! In years past, Spotify has hosted a number of break-out artists during SXSW such as Kimbra, Haim, Kendrick Lamar, Tom Odell and St. Lucia and this year will be no different. Get the full line-up day by day here.

The CW Network, partner of The Spotify House and home of shows including The Vampire Diaries, Arrow, and Supernatural, will have stars from the upcoming sci-fi drama The 100 and other hit series stopping by to hang with some of the coolest new bands.

For even more awesomeness on the ground, we’ll be introducing a music-themed mosaic photo booth created by The Brigade, an interactive playlist generator as well as music trivia installation created by Beak Labs.

RSVP now and follow us on our dedicated SXSW Spotify handle @sxspotify to stay up to date on the latest news and giveaways! You can also subscribe to our text line [Text YES to 61235] to get up-to-the-minute updates from all the activity on the ground.  With so much on the go, be sure to follow us on Vine and Instagram for more information about our SXSW plans this year.

See you at SXSW!

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Band of Skulls Australian tour- proudly presented by Spotify!

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After smashing Splendour In The Grass 2012 and playing shows to critical acclaim around the country, this June, Southampton rock trio Band Of Skulls are returning to Australia in support of their upcoming LP ‘Himalayan’.  With their last album ‘Sweet Sour‘ hitting the the ARIA album charts at #35 and spawning a stream of killer singles including,  “The Devil Takes Care Of his Own” and “Sweet Sour”, the burning blues riffs and master melodies of Band of Skulls are gladly back on their upcoming album (produced by Nick Launay of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Arcade Fire fame).                                                             

Sharing stages with the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Black Keys, Band of Skulls are no newbies to the live setting. Make sure you catch the grit-rock force of three at their upcoming shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

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Heading to Listen Out in Sydney this weekend?

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Well if you’re a Spotify Premium user you’re in luck, Listen Out logo[2]you can also drop by the Spotify Premium Lounge (adjacent to the VIP bar) to chill out between sets, have some fun in the photo booth, get some shade from the sun, and a drink at the bar.

You’ll need a VIP ticket & Spotify app on your mobile for entry or, if you haven’t already tried Spotify Premium, just download the free Spotify Premium trial app on the day to gain entry! It’s free, and it’s easy.

Hope to see you there!

Meanwhile, check out the custom Listen Out Artists playlist.

*Note – entry only available to Listen Out VIP ticket holders for Sydney 28/9/2013 show. Must have valid ID and proof of Spotify Premium Subscription*

Try Spotify Premium https://www.spotify.com/au/freetrial/

 

LISTEN OUT! First line-up announcement

Bringing the party to you! Fuzzy recently announced no Parklife this year, however the crew behind the festival and other great events such as Field Day, Harbourlife and Shore Thing, has launched an exciting smaller party (not festival) – Listen Out – Australia’s IDM (intelligent dance music) party.

Fuzzy is excited to announce the first ever line-up for 2013:

DISCLOSURE (LIVE)

AZEALIA BANKS

TNGHT (LIVE)

HUDSON MOHAWKE & LUNICE

DUKE DUMONT

ALUNAGEORGE

CLASSIXX (LIVE)

MIGUEL CAMPBELL

JOHN TALABOT (LIVE)

JUST BLAZE

RÜFÜS

TOUCH SENSITIVE

LAURA JONES

… and many more…

Watch the LISTEN OUT line-up announcement video:

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“We are creating Listen Out because there isn’t a national dance music event that isn’t super commercial… We see a need for a return to this simple idea: A straight up, quality dance-off in beautiful surroundings. That’s what Listen Out is” – Fuzzy Director John Wall

Check out the Spotify line up playlist here – and subscribe for all the updates as they happen!

Tickets on-sale Midday Thursday 27th June from listen-out.com.au.

SxSpotify – Day One

We opened the doors of our Big Green Spotify House in Austin today for SXSW! Day One was filled with sunshine, live music, DJs, a Seahawk, and one friendly duck.

Ivan & Alyosha kicked off the day with a live set in our front yard. An acoustic, unplugged version of their hit “Easy to Love” drew the crowd in for one of the most intimate performances of the day.

Robert DeLong brought along face painters and treated our guests to some facial art before bringing down the house in a one-man show featuring drums, a joystick and even a Wii remote.

Watch the Duck closed out the day with a two hour session on our front porch with their mascot dancing amongst the crowd. Mixing in some Marvin Gaye, Law & Order theme songs and Barney, the sun set on day one with some serious partying.

Seattle Seahawk Russell Okung and Downloaded Director Alex Winter were amongst the guests checking out our photo booth, iced coffee from our friends at Cenote and Cuvee, and grub from East Side Kings.

The lineup tomorrow is sure to keep the party going as the music portion of SXSW gets started. Doors open at 12pm so get here early to secure a spot for performances by Jamie N Commons at 1pm and Twenty One Pilots at 3pm followed by DJ sets from White Panda at 4pm and Sam Spiegel at 5pm.

And keep following us on Twitter at @SxSpotify for all of your live updates from the Spotify House.

Big Day Out Playlist

With Big Day Out just around the corner it’s time to turn the speakers up and get ready for the festival with our custom Spotify warm up playlist. Featuring hit songs from headliners The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, Alabama Shakes and much much more.

For the full Big Day Out line up, dates and tickets check out www.bigdayout.com. The count down is on!

Get CAZZETTE’s “eject.” exclusively on Spotify

We are thrilled to team up with acclaimed Swedish DJ duo, CAZZETTE, to present the group’s debut album “eject.” exclusively on Spotify!

The talented dub house pair, consisting of Sebastian Furrer and Alexander Björklund, is set to release “eject.” in three parts, via a unique Spotify app.
Get the app here and stay tuned to these dates for each new release:

  • Part I – November 13th
  • Part II – December 11th
  • Part III – January 22nd, 2013

As well as housing all three parts of “eject.,” the app will feature all things CAZZETTE, including the twosome’s favorite club music and remixes, their latest videos, contests, tour dates and social chatter.

Managed by At Night, the folks behind Avicii’s meteoric career, CAZZETTE started to make waves with official remixes of Avicii and Swedish House Mafia tracks. They quickly scored main stage appearances at festivals such as Ultra, Tomorrowland, Creamfields and Beyond Wonderland. And now, with the first-of-its-kind exclusive release of “eject.” on Spotify, CAZZETTE is primed to be the next big thing in contemporary dance music.

Introduce your ears to CAZZETTE now!