T'N'T FIND THEIR BETTER HALF & NATIONAL
TOUR IN SEPTEMBER
Tex Perkins and Tim
Rogers, have joined forces, releasing their first album, My
Better Half, on September 2nd through Liberation. T'N'T’s first
stop on their tour is Europe in August before debuting the album, My
Better Half, in Australia. They’re dirty, mean and mighty
unclean, they’re wanted men. So go and
experience a T'N'T show
in September when they blow into a venue near
you. They are a force to be reckoned with.
Watch them explode. Check out www.tnt.net.au for
more details. Tickets on sale Friday 4th August.
Pre-Order your copy My
Better Half right now from JB
Hi-Fi Online to secure a limited edition
T'N'T ANNOUNCE WORLD TOUR AND NEW ALBUM
After only a handful of shows together, Tim
Rogers and Tex
Perkins (T'n'T) have decided to expand their musical duo from the stage
and onto disc. With neither of them strangers to studio time, this not-to-be-missed
debut album was recorded at lightening speed by Shane O’Mara at Yikesville
and is due
for release in September 06. To help promote
it’s release, T'n'T will
be embarking on a whirlwind tour of Europe
and U.S.A. this August. Check out the Tour page
for more details, or the brand new T'n'T
WELL BUGGER ME... IT's A YOU AM I TOUR!
With a new record under their belt, You
Am I head out on a national tour this coming June - their first for 2006. Kicking
off in QLD next month, the tour takes in all capital cities before finishing
up at Splendour In The Grass late July. To celebrate
the release of the new record, You Am I do it the best way they
know how – by hitting the road. The "bugger me it's.... YOU AM I" tour
promises to be the perfect balancing act -
with a tasty mix of the very old alongside
the very new. As far as rock n roll classics
go - their live show has it in spades. A back
catalog spanning 7 albums, the set list is
peppered with magic, from Berlin
Chair, to Cathy’s
Clown, and Heavy
Heart, it’s a never ending stream
of You Am I hits.Also joining You Am I on the
road will be The Drones.
Home after a 6 month tour of duty in the U.K.,
Europe and the U.S., The
Drones take up the national support
slot giving audiences a taste of their forthcoming
new album Gala Mill.
Check the Tour page for
dates and details.
CONVICTS HITS STORES
You Am I's seventh studio album Convicts has
finally been released and has debuted in the ARIA charts at number 11. From the
opening punch of Thank God I've Hit The Bottom,
to the simply gorgeous Secrets, to the first single Ain’t
It Funny We Don’t Talk Anymore, the new album is vintage You
Am I. If you haven't heard any of the album yet, you can preview every
track at the . The album was launched in spectacular fashion at an exclusive
concert at the Old Mint in Sydney's Hyde Park Barracks. The gig was filmed for
an upcoming JTV
special which be seen on ABC TV and heard on Triple J in the near future. Stay
"CONVICTS" ARRIVE IN MAY THROUGH
EMI is incredibly
excited to confirm You
Am I have signed a deal that will see the new album from this great Australian
band released in May on the Virgin label. Titled "Convicts",
the album was recorded in sixteen days over a three month period in five studios.
Produced by Greg Wales in Sydney during 2005, it
is described by Rusty as "a little bit punk,
a little bit psychedelic with a beating heart of pure energy". Andy
Kent said, "Feels good brothers and sisters." Tim
Rogers said, "I’m calling it a comeback. We’re back fools!.....or
mmm, We’re back, we’re fools". John O’Donnell,
Managing Director of EMI Music Australia said, "You
Am I are one of the best Australian bands of all-time. Their body of work
has left an indelible stamp on this country over the last decade and more – and
they have influenced just about every artist of substance to have emerged since
they started. But as Johnny Thunders once said ‘you can’t put your
arms around a memory’ and we only signed You Am I because when we heard "Convicts" we
immediately knew it was amongst their best work ever. We’re humbled and
proud to be working with You Am I."
"Convicts" will be released on
May 13, with the single "It Aint Funny How We
Don’t Talk Anymore" released digitally
on April 22.
TIM AND TEX WITH WASO
The West Australian
Symphony Orchestra will join Tim Rogers and Tex
Perkins on stage in Perth this weekend performing some classic You Am
I and The Cruel Sea songs and giving them he full 85 piece "WASO sound" treatment. "The
choice of songs are impeccable" says Rogers. "There's ones that we
didn't think would work but they do, in a very kind of theatrical way." The
arrangements are fantastic and the orchestra can really swing". It all takes
place March 11 and 12, Pioneer Women's Memorial, Kings Park & Botanic Garden,
Perth. For more information see the WASO
TIM ROGERS & DALLAS CRANE "ON
The On The Beach
Tour sees Tim
Temperance Union hitting the road supporting Dallas
Crane on a tour early in the new year hitting many regional centres. Also
coming along for the ride will be Melbourne trio Cannon. Dallas
Crane are fresh out the studio after putting the finishing touches to their
album, while Tim and "The Onion" continue their massive run of shows
the Dirty Ron/Ghost Songs. Hit
the Tour page for all the dates.
YOU AM I CLASSIC COTTON COLLECTION
You Am I and Love
Police are proud to
announce a range of Classic Cotton You Am I T-shirt
designs, picked by the band and their design team at Love Police. Designs include
the very first Ben Brown design, the silver aeroplane and legendary 'Wise Ol.
These items will only be available at shows and online and possibly in some very
lucky retailers and are strictly limited edition. Get em while there hot and
get ready for the next range
Check them out now at
the Love Police website.
TIM ROGERS MAX SESSION TICKET
Tim Rogers and
live and intimate Session
in Sydney next week and we're giving away 15 double passes to this invitation
only gig! And
just who are these friends you ask? Tim will be joined by The
Union with guest performances from Bernard Fanning,
Nick Barker, Tex Perkins, Lisa Miller and Missy Higgins to name just a
few... The gig will be broadcast on pay-tv channel later
in the year, and will also be released on DVD.
TO ENTER: Simply email your full
name and contact number to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
first 15 emails received will win, and winners will be notified by email.
MAX SESSION DETAILS:
Date: Thursday October 20, 2005
Venue: Channel [V] Studio @ Fox Studios (next to Sanity), Driver
Time: 2.30pm for 3.00pm performance
CHECK OUT YOU AM I "IN THE STUDIO"
Check out what You
Am I have been up to recording their seventh studio album at the brand
new page: In
The Studio. See some behind the scenes photos taken by the lads themselves!
And don't forget, you'll be able to hear some off the new material during their
tour. Hit the Tour page for all the info.
YOU AM I ANNOUNCE OCTOBER SHOWS
You Am I have
just announced a short run of shows taking place late October. The lads play
Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide, then wrapping it up in Melbourne for the annual
Melbourne Cup Eve gig at the Prince Bandroom.
• Thurs, Oct 27 - The Gaelic Club, Sydney
• Fri, Oct 28 - The Zoo, Brisbane
• Sat, Oct 29 - The Governor Hindmarsh, Adelaide
• Mon, Oct 31 - The Prince,
Melbourne (Cup Eve)
More informtion can be found on the Tour page.
YOU AM I ALBUM #7 UPDATE
The lads have been 'slotting' in time
between all other activities for writing and rehearsing of new songs (pictured).
10 songs so far have made the grade within a very short amount of time. Titles
include: Explaining Cricket, Run
Wanker Run, Gunslinger, Constance George and It
Ain't Funny. The guys are VERY excited about these new songs and how they
are developing and are tossing up which to play at Come
Together on September 10 at Luna Park. Watch this Space...
YOU AM I TO PLAY MEREDITH MUSIC FESTIVAL
You Am I are
amongst the first installment of
acts just announced for this years Meredith Music Festival.
The Victorian festival celebrates it's 15th Anniversary this year and will be
held over December 9, 10 & 11 . Other
acts named it the first line-up include: Billy Childish
And The Buff Medways, Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks, Wolfmother, The Mess Hall,
Cut Copy, Okkervil
River, The Nextmen, Clare Bowditch and The Feeding Set and Airbourne to
but a few. For more information, check out the Website.
TEMPERANCE UNION MINI-SITE LAUNCHED
A brand new Tim
Rogers and the Temperance Union mini-site has been launched to celebrate
the release of the brand new double album Dirty Ron/Ghost
Songs. Check out the site to hear exclusive full length previews of tracks
from both CDs before their September 5 release. You can also view the lyrics
to each of the 19 songs and check out upcoming tour dates. Click
here to launch the mini-site.
Speaking of tour dates, Tim will be doing a couple of special solo acoustic instore
appearances next week and signing copies of the new double album in Sydney and
Melbourne before jetting off on his European Tour. Catch Tim....
• Mon, Sept 5 - JB HI FI
- Bourke St Melbourne, 5.00pm
• Wed, Sept 7 - JB HI FI
- George St, Sydney, 5.45pm
Following the European tour, Tim and the Temperance
Union will embark on a national tour. Dates announced
TEMPERANCE UNION DOUBLE ALBUM RELEASED
The new double album from Tim
Rogers And The Temperance Union entitled Dirty Ron/Ghost
Songs will be released September 5 through FMR. Dirty
Ron features 10 tracks of "The Onion" in full raucous rock mode
while Ghost Songs contains 9 beautifully crafted
acoustic based tunes and includes guest appearances from Missy
Higgins, Rebecca Barnard (Rebecca's
Empire) and Donna Simpson (The
Waifs). Tracks include: Do It Again, My Brothers
Room, Rats, Dumb, The Wild One and Social Pages. We'll have more info
on the double album coming soon through a new mini-site. Stay tuned...
YOU AM I DO HOODOO GURUS
You Am I will
appear on an upcoming Hoodoo Gurus tribute album
titled Stoneage Cameo. The lads contribute a cover
of the Hoodoos classic Tojo. Davey
Lane appears twice on the album with supergroup The
Wrights doing their version of (Lets All) Turn On.
The album to be released in September through Shock also features covers from Dallas
Crane, The Living End, Grinspoon, Even, The Spazzys, Spiderbait, Rocket Science,
The Drones and interestingly, The Persian Rugs -
who are in fact three quarters Hoodoo Gurus.
TIM ROGERS EUROPEAN VACATION
Tim Rogers and
his good mate Nick Barker are returning to Europe
once again for a solo acoustic tour in September. Catch them at the following
• Sept 16 - Zapata/Tacheles, Berlin - Germany
• Sept 18 - Weltbühne, Hamburg - Germany
• Sept 20 - Borderline, London - England
• Sept 22 - Nidaba, Milan - Italy
• Sept 23 - Spaziomusica, Pavia - Italy
• Sept 24 - Crawdaddy, Dublin - Ireland
• Sept 25 - Roisin Dubh, Galway - Ireland
For more info hit the Tour page or contact email@example.com
YOU AM I PERFORM NEW MATERIAL AT METRO
You Am I performed
3 brand new songs at their recent sold out show celebrating the 11th Birthday
of Sydney's Metro Theatre.
Run, Constance George and It
Ain't Funny are part of the new material which the band have been writing
and rehearsing for a new album. They've also been in talks with record labels
who are keen to put the record out. Check
out photos from
TIMMY & JIMMY
Tim Rogers performs
a duet with Jimmy
Barnes called Out Of Time on Jimmy's upcoming
Happiness. The album consists entirely of duets and also features Dallas
Crane, The Living End and
TIM ROGERS ON MDA
Tim Rogers makes
his television acting debut appearing on the ABC-TV Medical drama MDA next
week. Rogers plays a rock star who gives a kidney
to a daughter he didn’t know he had. The episode screens Thursday, June
30 at 9:30pm. Tim has had previous
film Hunter Finkelstein and
the 1999 Jane Campion film Holly
YOU AM I TO HEADLINE "COME TOGETHER
You Am I will
be headlining the second Come Together festival
to be held once again at Sydney's Luna Park on Saturday, September 10. Davey
Lane will be a busy boy on the day with The
Pictures also part of the stellar all Australian line up. Also playing
will be The Cops, The Cants, The Tremors, The City Lights,
Butterfingers, Gerling, The D4, 78 Saab, The Mint Chicks, Peabody, The Camels,
Screamfeeder, Bluebottle Kiss, Neon, The Suits, and The
Meek to name a few. Tickets are only $59 plus booking fee which also includes
unlimited rides. For more info check out www.cometogether.com.au.
YOU AM I ANNOUNCE NEW SHOWS
You Am I are
glad to announce their first 2 shows for 2005. You Am I will
be appearing at the Bass In The Grass Festival in
Darwin on June 4. The band are very excited about the gig and hope to start fresh
for 2005. See you All there.
You Am I will also be playing at a very special "Metro
Birthday Pary" show in Sydney on June 25. The Metro could well be You
Am I's spiritual home having sold out an untouchable 7 shows in a row
once upon a time. Along for the ride is Detroit's own rock animals The
Detroit Cobras and Melbourne's latest rock god offering, Airbourne.
It promises to be a massive night and is sure to sell out in no time. Tickets
on sale from 9:00am Monday, May 16 at The Metro Box Office or online at: .
TEMPERANCE UNION WRAP UP RECORDING
Tim Rogers And The
Temperance Union have just finished recording 19 brand spanking new songs
for a double album titled Dirty Ron/Ghost Songs. There's
19 songs in total including the tracks I's Rather Be Krund,
Rats, The Singer/Songwriter Blues, My Brothers Room, Ridin Between My Place An'
Ours and The
Wild One. There's also duets with Rebecca Barnard (Recbecca's
Empire) and another young lass named Missy Higgins.
The Dirty Ron album will contain the more gruntier,
raucous rock and roll tracks while Ghost Songs will
contain the more acoustic based tunes. Meanwhile, You Am
I look set to start recording
their seventh studio album tentatively titled The Ol' Heave-Ho in
the near future once everyone's band commitments allow.
PISSIN' WITH THE CATMAN VIDEO
Pictures brand new video for their arse-kickin' track Pissin'
With The Catman debuts on Rage (ABC TV) tonight from 11.15pm. Keep an
eye out for it on Channel
V and MTV also. The
video was produced by YAI.net's own Matt
Bourke and his team. Click
Here to view a slideshow of images
from the shoot. The
Pissin' With The Catman single is out Monday, May 9 while The
Pictures debut album, titled Pieces Of Eight will
hit stores in early June.
RUSTY JOINS RADIO BIRDMAN
Rusty Hopkinson is
the new drummer for Radio Birdman. Previous drummer Nik
Rieth was forced to resign due to work commitments after six shows. The
legendary Australian band formed in 1974 and is most well know for the influential
anthems New Race and Aloha
Steve And Danno.
THE PICTURES FINISH RECORDING NEW ALBUM
Davey Lane's band The
Pictures have just wrapped up recording their highly anticipated debut long
player. Tentatively titled Pieces Of Eight, 13 tracks
were recorded at Melbourne's Sing Sing studios over 10 days with producer Greg
Wales (pictured 2nd from left). Tracks include: Pissin'
With The Catman, The Play You're Staging, All My Ties and Knocked
Out as well as re- recorded versions of EP favourites Somethin'
I Don't Know, See Ya Home Tonight and Stupid Me.
The new album should hit stores early June through a newly penned deal with followed by a national tour but expect the first
single to hit airwaves late March.
MORE TIM ROGERS SOLO SHOWS
Tim Rogers will
be playing a short run of solo shows in the lead up to his performance
at the Festival
over the Easter long weekend. Be sure catch Tim
• Fri, Mar 18 - Ruby's Lounge, Belgrave, VIC
• Sat, Mar 19 - Karova Lounge, Ballarat VIC
• Wed, Mar 23 - Heritage Hotel, Bulli NSW
• Thurs, Mar 24 - Brass Monkey Hotel, Cronulla NSW
• Sat, Mar 26 - Northern Star Hotel, Hamilton,
TIM ROGERS PLAYING COCKATOO ISLAND FESTIVAL
Tim Rogers is
among the latest batch of acts announced to play at the Cockatoo
Island Festival, to be held over the Easter long weekend in Sydney Harbour.
Other acts performing at the inaugural festival include Gomez,
The Waifs, Little Birdy, Darren Hanlon, Eskimo Joe, 78 Saab, The Mess Hall, theredsunband,
Hilltop Hoods, Augie March & loads more. The second release tickets
are currently on sale, with camping passes almost sold out. Check out the website
at www.cockatooisland.net for
all the info.
YOU AM I DVD PREMIERE
Attention Bris Vegas people! A premiere
screening of a newly produced You Am I DVD will
be held at The Depot in
Brisbane on Saturday, January 29th. The DVD features You Am I’s recent
performance filmed at The Zoo, Brisbane on October
28th 2004. It kicks off at 8pm and is completely free. The
Depot is located Upstairs 299 Brunswick St, Brunswick
St Mall, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. For those who can’t get there
- or can’t wait, you can download a sample track on the Video page.
THE WRIGHTS TO PLAY
Davey Lane and his newly
formed "supergroup" The
Wrights have been included in the line up
for - A Tsunami Relief Concert, to be held at
the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday January 29th.
Also playing are a reunited Midnight
Oil, Silverchair, Nick Cave, Powderfinger, Missy
Higgins, Finn Brothers, The Waifs and more.
Tickets go on sale Monday January 17 for just $58
plus booking fee from Ticketek.
All profits will go directly to Oxfam,
Care Australia, Unicef, and Australian
Red Cross, to assist them in their work to
help the victims of the Boxing Day Tsunami disaster