What’s that coming over the hill? Australians, actually; two sets of them, fresh from releasing albums and flying and running ‘til it hurts, and ready to show you what they have this August/September time.
Bluesy-folk blues folk John Butler Trio (pictured), fresh from releasing their most ambitious work yet – Grand National incorporated horn and string sections plus a list of separate instruments so long that I can't be bothered to write them out, so check out the Wikipedia article – the imaginatively-named trio led by John Butler stop by the following locations:
18 Glasgow ABC
19 Liverpool Academy
20 London Brixton Academy
Their European “fall” tour also calls at Dublin, as well as dates in France and Germany, which you can find on their MySpace.
Silverchair, meanwhile – most definitely back from their ‘indefinite hiatus’ with a brand-new album – can be tracked down at the following locations this summer:
10 London Brixton Academy
11 Edinburgh Corn Exchange
12 Manchester Ritz
13 Nottingham Rock City
Released in Australia a few weeks back, new album Young Modern saw Silverchair achieving a record-breaking fifth consecutive #1 album down under, eclipsing Midnight Oil and Cold Chisel’s four each. Again, you can hear it over on the MySpace.