We Hit The Road With The Getaway Plan

The Getaway Plan have spent a decade as one of Australia’s most beloved and lauded bands, with a rabidly dedicated following around the country, who recently came out in droves to see the boys on their latest national tour. The band unleashed their eagerly awaited third full-length effort, Dark Horses,...

The Essential Records You Need To Hear In July

While it’s easier than ever these days to find and get music, it seems like every day it becomes more and more difficult to just get the things you actually want to hear. With tons of albums getting released each month, sometimes it’s hard to keep track of the releases...

The Guitar Gear The Getaway Plan Couldn’t Live Without

Forming while the members all attended Sandringham College in the southern beachside suburbs of Melbourne, The Getaway Plan rose quickly from a band inspired by the dynamic Melbourne alt-rock scene around them, to a source of inspiration for bands even younger than them. It’s not hard to see why, seemingly...

The Getaway Plan Killed At The Corner Hotel

Having negotiated every cog in the music industry machine throughout their immensely successful career, the The Getaway Plan are proud to eschew traditional label ties to release their forthcoming LP. Dark Horses will be just as powerful and mysterious as the name suggests, and will be recorded, released and toured...

8 Massive Local Tours You Can’t Afford To Miss

Autumn is finally upon us, but that doesn’t mean that the constant stream of awesome local tours we’re lucky enough to enjoy in this country has to stop. We’ve got plenty of tours to announce, including dates from Infinity Broke, Dead Letter Circus, Richard In Your Mind, Art vs Science,...

The Smith Street Band & 6 More Killer Local Tours You Can’t Afford To Miss

While the year is fast coming to a close, with everybody wrapping up at work and preparing to enjoy a hectic Christmas period or, if they’re lucky, a relaxing time off, that doesn’t mean Australia’s live music scene is set to slow down. In fact, quite the contrary seems to...

The 16 Best Gigs You Should Attend This Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend

We don’t think you ever really need an excuse to go out and catch some great live and local gigs, but if you do, the fact that next Monday 9th June is the Queen’s Birthday public holiday is a bloody good one. In honour of her majesty’s benevolence, we’ve put together a...

Anberlin Farewell Australian Tour 2014 Announced

An Anberlin Farewell Australian Tour 2014 has been announced as the American rock band confirm their final world tour dates. Following six albums, countless global tours, and 12 years as a band, Anberlin announced via video message last January that 2014 would mark the end of their career following the...

Ex-Getaway Plan Drummer Says He Was Fired ‘Behind His Back’

Last week, Melbourne post-hardcore outfit The Getaway Plan announced the shock removal of their long-time skin-basher, Aaron Barnett. The band detailed the split on their Facebook page, opening their public statement with “as some of you may have noticed, we have been touring with a new drummer this past month.” The band...

Aussie Bands Lose Members, Others Breakup

When it rains, it pours. Within the space of a fortnight, not one but three Aussie bands have experienced major lineup shakeups. A rising indie quartet from Sydney shrinks to a trio, a Melbourne rock group has lost their drummer, and lastly, an electronic duo have decided to call it...

The Getaway Plan

Still one of Melbourne’s most exciting alternative rock bands, The Getaway Plan have toured with a plethora of  great bands, including, My Chemical Romance, Antiskeptic and Taking back Sunday.   Vocalist and guitarist Matthew Wright, along with Clint Ellis, Aaron Barnett and new member Jase Clarke, the band create a...

Splendour Refugees Party With The Getaway Plan

Saturday 27th July – Ding Dong Lounge Splendour Refugees Party – The Getaway Plan FEATURING The Getaway Plan My Echo Plus Tone Deaf DJ’s breaking out the rock n’ roll. Tone Deaf’s Splendour Refugees Party is back at our rock n’ rock HQ Ding Dong. To hell with all those...

The Getaway Plan Part Ways With Bassist, Announce New Music & Tour

Melbourne post-hardcore quartet have “so many things to announce that it’s hard to know where to start,” according to a statement from the band that appeared overnight that revealed the departure of a long-time member of the band as well as the group’s future plans as an independent outfit to...