Our favourite rusty-voiced singer with a baby face an’ plenty of tattoos Brian Fallon (The Gaslight Anthem) has teamed up to make something special with good pal Ian Perkins. Result? The Horrible Crowes. Their debut release Elsie is one of the years most haunting albums and will FINALLY be out on September 9th through SideOneDummy /Shock. For those of you that just can’t wait (like us here at CtrlAltRock), the entire album is currently streaming over at Rolling Stone. Take a listen and if you love it as much as we do, you Aussies can get pre-ordering here.


SOUNDWAVE is back for 2011 and heavier than ever! The line-up is as epic as one would expect from arguably the biggest alternative festival on the Australian circuit, featuring UK metal gods Iron Maiden headlining. They’ll be joined by an all star line up including The Gaslight Anthem, Slash, The Bronx, New Found Glory, The Ataris, 30 Seconds to Mars, The Maine, Social Distortion, The Blackout and many, many, many more.

Soundwave will be hitting all major cities around Australia:

Brisbane – 26th February
Sydney – Sunday 27th February
Melbourne – Friday 4th March
Adelaide – Saturday 5th March
Perth – Monday 7th March

For more details, tickets and the ever growing list of Sidewave shows, check out www.soundwavefestival.com