Baby Animals and The Superjesus announce Aussie tour

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Australian rock royalty Baby Animals have announced a co-headline tour with fellow countrymen The Superjesus.

The two female-fronted bands will kick off the She Who Rocks Tour in May, beginning in Baby Animals’ frontwoman Suze DeMarchi’s hometown of Perth. Six additional shows then follow, including The Superjesus’ frontwoman Sarah McLeod’s hometown of Adelaide, finishing up at Sandy Bay, Tasmania on the 26th of June.

Suze DeMarchi said of the news: “The Superjesus blew me away with their Sumo record. I’ve been a fan since. Let’s see if they/we can keep it up!”

Sarah McLeod commented: “It’s been a long time coming, bubbling in my system since I first saw the BA’s at The Bridgeway Hotel in Adelaide in the early 90’s. I’m a fan, have always been. And now we get to share the stage together on a legit tour. Bring it on baby!”

The Baby Animals returned in 2013 with their third album (their first in 20 years), This Is Not The End. The album debuted at No.19 on the ARIA album charts and took them across Australia, playing a slew of sold out shows.

2013 also saw the reformation of The Superjesus after an overwhelming reaction to a one-off reunion show in their hometown of Adelaide. They also went on the road for the first time in a decade, playing sold out shows across the country.

Tickets for the She Who Rocks Tour, presented by Social Family Records, The Harbour Agency and Tone Deaf, go on sale today.

Confirmed tour dates are as follows:

Fri 22 May: Perth WA – Charles Hotel
Fri 29 May: Melbourne, VIC – The Hi-Fi
Fri 05 Jun: Wollongong, NSW – Waves
Sat 06 Jun: Sydney, NSW – Metro Theatre
Sat 13 Jun: Brisbane, QLD – The Tivoli
Fri 19 Jun: Adelaide, SA – The Gov
Fri 26 Jun: Hobart, TAS – Wrest Point Ent Cent.

Keep tabs on tour updates via Facebook.com/SheWhoRocksAU

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Butcher Babies “…have something coming out in October”

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Butcher Babies vocalist Heidi Shepherd has said that the band will “…have something coming out in October.”

Speaking in interview with Music Feeds, Shepherd said: “We have something coming out in October. I can’t say exactly what it is. But I’m gonna hint to it, ’cause I want to hint to it. Yes, we have something dropping in October, something that we’re all very excited about and we actually worked really hard on. And then our new album is well underway, and that will be coming out next year.”

Following non-stop touring across North America in the earlier part of the year, Butcher Babies have spent most of the summer writing and recording material for their forthcoming sophomore album, expected to be released via Century Media sometime in 2015.

In an interview with Maine Music News, Butcher Babies’ Carla Harvey said of the band’s debut album, Goliath: “We spent six weeks in pre-production and recording to make an album that gives us goose bumps every time we hear it.

“We all come from different musical backgrounds. I love old-school stuff like Slayer, old Metallica, I love Pantera. [Our drummer] Chris [Warner], loves Marilyn Manson. Heidi, my co-vocalist loves nu-metal. Henry [Flury], our guitar player, loves Meshuggah, and Jason [Klein], our bass player, loves death metal. So we managed to put all the different kinds of metal that we love into this album. It is so organic, and it sounds so good. We are getting tweets and Facebook messages all day long from our fans telling us how great it is. So besides what the critics say, what matters most is that we are proud of it and our fans are loving it.”

Goliath sold 3,300 copies during it’s first week of release, securing 107th place on the Billboard 200 music chart.

You can listen to Heidi’s conversation with Music Feeds in the clip below:

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Baby Animals to release ‘This Is Not The End’ deluxe album

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Australian rockers, Baby Animals, have announced the release of a ‘deluxe fully loaded’ edition of their album, This Is Not The End.

The ARIA award winning band’s 2013 release was their first in 20 years.

The deluxe edition will come with the original album, and a second disc featuring 16 live tracks recorded during last year’s ‘Feed The Birds’ tour. It will also feature new single, ‘This Is Not The End’, a rockumentary recorded over the last 12 months and, for the first time in Baby Animals history, a lyric book for the original album.

A range of pre-order packages are also available featuring signed editions of the album on CD and vinyl, stubby coolers, limited edition t-shirts, an immediate download link for the new single and, in the top package, VIP tickets to an exclusive concert to be held in Sydney on a date to be announced.

Suze Jacket and PaintingLead singer, Suze DeMarchi, says: “a huge thank you to each and everyone of you for your support over the last year, we wouldn’t be where we are without your fanship! You guys rock… Sx.”

Anyone buying a pre-order package will also be entered into a prize competition to win Suze’s jacket that she wore during the ‘Feed The Birds’ tour, and an artwork by the good lady herself.

You can view the pre-order packages in full and order them directly from the band’s page on the Social Family Records site. Those who pre-order the album will have them shipped on 23rd May, a full two weeks ahead of the public release of the record.

Watch a video message from Suze below.

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