This month's edition of the Buro 24/7 gig guide sees a roster of excellent local talent take to the stage.
1. Miami Horror
After two years on hiatus, the Aussie band bring their signature brand of synthpop back via a new LP The Shapes. Styled as a concept album, you can hear its first live stirrings during their national tour, which runs from March 11-April 8. This includes two Block Parties in Sydney and Melbourne, plus appearances at the Hot Dub Wine Machine festival.
Visit miamihorror.com for ticketing.
2. Polish Club
Fresh from inking a deal with US label 432 Records and announcing forthcoming album Alright Already (due March 31), the bluesy-garagey Sydney duo are set for a blistering national album tour. Kicking off on May 5 at Sydney's Oxford Art factory, they're performing until June 3.
For details and tickets, hit up polishclub.co
3. D.D. Dumbo
After the runaway success of his debut Utopia Defeated, Castlemaine local Oliver Hugh Perry brings his idiosyncratic melodies to four capital and two regional cities in June this year. Widely lauded as one of indie-pop's most promising young artists, you can buy tickets to see the blues-influenced musician at dddumbo.com.
4. Peking Duk
Padding out party playlists around Australia, electronic maestros Peking Duk set off on a massive national tour next month. Hitting all five cap cities and a host of regional centres, they're joined by Ivan Ooze and Mallrat as support acts. Tell your mates.
Go to pekingduk.com to purchase tickets.
In just one EP and two captivating singles, Brisbane singer-songwriter Airling (aka Hannah Shepherd) has revealed a knack for blending the atmospheric with the personal. Her debut LP Hard to Sleep, Easy to Dream arrives on April 28 and comes with the added bonus of being produced by Big Scary's sublimely talented Tom Iansek (who owns the label she's signed to).
The tour runs from May 19-June 3, buy tickets at airling.net