Melbourne based indie-rockers Children Collide will spend March sleeping in more plane seats than beds as they head round-the-world in a series of gigs to showcase their “refreshing and completely hypnotising” (Drum Media, Sydney) set to punters, industry, media and the like. In an effort to avoid that dreadful London/Melbourne 22 hour flight home, they’re taking a few days off in Istanbul (seriously) before stops in Perth and Sydney for major festival dates.
They’ve also just been invited to the illustrious ‘The Great Escape Festival & Convention’ which takes place in Brighton UK on 17th, 18th and 19th May, as one of “only a small number of artists given the chance to play twice at the event”. In it’s second year, The Great Escape returns to Brighton to combine the showcasing of over 100 export ready bands from across the world with three days of entertaining interviews, talks and seminars from the industry’s leading professionals.
"An invitation to the British music industry to take it’s bucket and spade to the seaside in the eternal search for the next big thing”. – The Times
Recently nominated in the Best Live Newcomer category for Australia’s upcoming Jack Live Awards, go check out why… and they haven’t even released their first album yet.
“Fuck new rave, this is new rock and it’ll blow the posers out of the water” – Brag, Sydney
“These guys are made for the European festival circuit, and this time next year you can expect to see them high on the bill for most of them” – musicOMH.com, UK
“They have the energy of the Pixies and the swagger of Sonic Youth” – Blunt, Aust
T O U R D A T E S
Sat Mar 10 – Pushover, Melbourne VIC Address: Shed 4, Docklands Tickets: $55+b/f from Ticketek, Missing Link (all ages, no alcohol) Show Times: Midday – 10pm (CC 1.10pm) Also playing: Silverchair, Something For Kate, Behind Crimson Eyes, Karnivool, The Spazzys, Bliss N Eso, Horsell Common, Trial Kennedy + more
Sun Mar 11 – AMC Showcase - Troubadour, West Hollywood CA Address: 9081 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood Tickets: $10 adv Ticketmaster (all ages) Show Times: 7.30 – 11.30pm (CC 9pm) Also playing: Beasts of Bourbon, Dallas Crane, Children Collide, Panda Band, I Heart Hiroshima
Mon Mar 12 – Spaceland, Silverlake CA Address: 1717 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles Tickets: FREE Entry (over 21 only) Show Times: 9.00 – 1.00am (CC midnight) Also playing: Berko, Low vs Diamond, Fionn Regan
Wed Mar 14 – Flying Nun SXSW Showcase - Red 7, Austin TX Address: 611 E. 7th Street, Austin TX Tickets: Entry with SxSW badge Show Times: 11pm – 2am (CC midnight) Also playing: The Mint Chicks, Dimmer
Thu Mar 15 – Skewer BBQ, Maggie May’s, Austin TX Address: Cnr 6th & Trinity, Austin TX Tickets: Entry with SxSW badge or laminate Show Times: Noon – 5.30pm (CC 4.30pm) Also playing: 18 bands over 2 stages: New Years Day, Robbers on High Street, Children Collide, Verona Grove, Lemon Sun, Ronnie Day, Locksley Mink, The Vanentines, The Wildbirds, Blackmarket, Kristoffer Ragnstam, Shirock, Division Day, Apartment, The Wombats, Tom Brosseau, Delta Spirit
Fri Mar 16 – AMC Aussie BBQ, Brush Square Park, Austin TX Address: Brush Square Park, Austin TX Tickets: Entry with SxSW badge or invitation Show Times: 12 noon – 7pm (CC 1.45pm) Also playing: Beasts of Bourbon, Spod, Wolf & Cub, Airbourne, You Am I, Hoodoogurus, Expatriate, Dallas Crane, Panda Band, I Heart Hiroshima
Mon Mar 19 – Piano’s, New York NY Address: 158 Ludlow St, New York Tickets: $8 www.pianosnyc.com 21+ only Show Times: 7pm-12am (CC 10.30pm) Also playing: The Automatic (UK)
Tue Mar 20 – AMC Showcase - Fontana’s, New York NY Address: 105 Eldridge St, New York Tickets: $10 www.ticketweb.com Show Times: 7.30 – 11.30pm (CC 8.50pm) Also playing: Dappled Cities Fly, Panda Band, Spod
Thu Mar 22 – Barfly, London Address: 49 Chalk Farm Rd, Camden London Tickets: ₤6 adv www.ticketweb.co.uk (16+) Show Times: Doors 7.30pm (CC 8.15pm) Also playing: Dega Breaks, The Headlines
Fri Mar 23 – Water Rats, Kings Cross Address: 328 Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross London Tickets: ₤6 (18+) Show Times: Doors 7pm (CC 7.30pm) Also playing: The Pali Gap, The Peaks
Sun Mar 25 – Rock City, Nottingham Address: 8 Talbot St, Nottingham Tickets: ₤4adv/₤6 door (under 18’s) Show Times: Doors 7pm-10pm (CC 8.30pm) Also playing: TBA
Mon Mar 26 – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, Hoxton Address: 2-4 Hoxton Square, Shoreditch London Tickets: ₤5/₤4 Show Times: Doors 7.30pm (CC 8.30pm) Also playing: Birdman Ray
Tue Mar 27 – Artrocker at Buffalo Bar, London Address: 259 Upper St, Islington Tickets: ₤5 / Free with Artrocker membership Show Times: From 8.30pm - late (CC 10.45pm) Also playing: The Violets
Thu Apr 05 – Blackjack Festival, Perth WA Address: Claremont Showgrounds, Graylands Rd Claremont 6010 Tickets: $89+bf (all ages with licensed areas) Show Times: 2pm – 11pm Also playing: Pixies, The Living End, Gnarls Barkley, Eskimo Joe, The Vines, Birds of Tokyo
Sat Apr 07 – The Great Escape Festival, Sydney NSW Address: Newington Armory, 1 Jamieson St Newington Tickets: $85+bf 1 day / $195+bf 3 days (all ages with licensed areas) Show Times: 9.30am – midnight Also playing: Magic Numbers, Missy Higgins, Ziggy Marley, John Butler Trio & more
Sat May 05 – Maynia at Dreamworld, Gold Coast QLD Address: Dreamworld on the Gold Coast Tickets: $125+bf including rides and alcohol (over 18 only) Show Times: 8pm – 1am Also playing: The Living End, Karnivool, Behind Crimson Eyes & more TBA