"Stonefield Talk Classic SGS and Album #2"

Stonefield’s new album, As Above, So Below, is the follow-up to their 2013 self-titled debut. Recorded in January at Phaedra Studios in Melbourne with John Lee, it’s the culmination of hundreds of hours of songwriting - and the result of a collaboration with Kram from Spiderbait, who brought with him a new approach to working. The album sees the band expanding their classic rock sound while still retaining their own identity, and guitarist Hannah Findlay gives herself plenty of room to stretch out as a musician. Her work on the record shows confidence, creativity, and a penchant for great tones. via Australian Guitar Magazine

LIVE MUSIC REVIEW: STONEFIELD AT FAT CONTROLLER

The moment Stonefield prepared their instruments, it was as if a crowd materialised in front of the stage, gravitating towards the four-piece all-girl rock band. Promoting their new album As Above, So Below, Stonefield began with their new track ‘Love’, before diving into their old music. ‘Put a curse on me’ was an instant crowd pleaser, enlightening our ears with Amy’s clear and powerful vocals. Every sound echoed off the walls, giving the impression that those punchy drums originated from inside your ribcage, rather than on stage. via TeoMag
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STONEFIELD: ‘IT WAS NICE TO STEP BACK A BIT AND REFLECT’

After a brief hiatus from touring, Victorian psych-rockers Stonefield are well and truly back in the game. The band recently appeared at Yours & Owls Festival in Wollongong, Brisbane’s Caxton Street Festival, Wave Rock Festival in Western Australia and the Mitchell Creek Rock ’N’ Blues Fest with some Byron Bay dates thrown in for good measure. In addition, the gals have just kicked off their massive 17-date national tour in support of their critically acclaimed 2016 LP As Above, So Below, which will be hitting Adelaide’s Fat Controller this Friday night, October 14. We were fortunate enough to catch vocalist/drummer Amy Findlay in a quieter moment to chat about what the sisters have been keeping busy with (aside from probably not sleeping very much because of playing shows). Have a read and make sure to check them out this weekend at Fat Controller!

So you’re looking forward to the upcoming tour?
Yeah, totally. It should be fun. We’re playing with some awesome bands as well so yeah, it should be good!

How are you feeling about As Above, So Below now that a few months have passed since its release?
Good! It’s had a pretty positive response. A lot of people seeming to like it, and it’s nice to be playing those new songs live and feel a bit more up-to-date with what we’re doing. It’s been good, it’s exciting. via Clique
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Stonefield Announce Biggest National Tour Yet In Honour Of New Album

Stalwart Aussie psych-rock troupe Stonefield are following up the release of their lauded sophomore full-length, As Above, So Below, with their biggest run of tour dates so far.
The celebrated four-piece will hit the road from Friday 16 September, when they kick off at Byron Bay's Beach Hotel, taking their hard-rocking roadshow to venues in Newcastle, Canberra, Sydney, Adelaide, Belgrave, Traralgon, Ballarat, Geelong, Mornington, Phillip Island, Brunswick, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and the Gold Coast before heading across to the left coast to perform in Perth and Fremantle. The band will be joined by Georgia Reed for those final two performances in the west, while White Bleaches and RACKETT will provide support for the shows in the east.
"It's been way too long since we have been on the road for a big tour, so we're really excited to get back out there to share our new music with Australia," vocalist/drummer Amy Findlay said in a statement. "RACKETT and White Bleaches are both rad bands, so it's going to be a really fun tour!"
The quartet also have a handful of festival appearances pencilled in over the next few months, with slots lined up at the Mitchell Creek Blues & Rock Festival in Qld and Rolling Stone Live Lodge in Melbourne this September; Yours & Owls Festival in Wollongong and Caxton St Festival in Brisbane this October; and Blues At Bridgetown in November.

As Above, So Below was released at the end of July to an enthusiastic critical response, with The Music's Bryget Chrisfield noting that the follow-up to the band's 2013 self-titled effort "surpasses all preconceived notions of the sonic terrain these rockin' sisters can effortlessly traverse".

"From the psychedelic keys and Amy Findlay's impossibly prolonged vocal roars in the album's fittingly titled opener Sister all the way through to closer Eagle with its shimmering cymbals, sustained pace and squally guitar riffs, we're won over," she wrote. 

See theGuide for a full rundown of dates, venues and other booking information for Stonefield's upcoming national tour. Tickets are available now through the band's website.

As Above, So Below is available now via Wunderkind/Mushroom.

Ecothreads: Stonefield collaborates with Kangan Institute, Australian Red Cross

Kangan Institute has collaborated with Australian Red Cross and Melbourne rock band Stonefield on an exciting fashion journey. They'll be rocking a performance in students unique upcycled pieces for an unforgettable performance of a sustainable fashion show, Ecothreads, on 27 August. And it doesn’t stop there, all proceeds from the event will go to the Red Cross.

It’s part of the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, the event will feature a fashion runway show presenting up-cycled outfits made by Kangan Institute’s fashion students. The outfits were re-designed, re-styled and up-cycled using donated garments from Red Cross Shops that were unsaleable and destined for disposal. The band’s pieces were exclusively designed using 3D body scanning technology available at Kangan Institute.  via LeBlondeFox

Tickets to the event on the August 27th are available here.

Remi, Stonefield, A.B. Original and more to play the Rolling Stone Live Lodge in Melbourne

It’s back! Rolling Stone is bringing its Live Lodge to the Workers Club in Melbourne for another year, taking over the Brunswick/Gertrude Street venue for three weeks of incredible live music. Like previous Live Lodge events before it, this year’s series will feature not only special live gigs, but artist Q&A’s, DJ’s and their own bar, open seven nights a week.

Featured in the series this year are the likes of Remi (who will be launching his anticipated sophomore album Divas and Demons), Stonefield, APES (previewing their second album), Kim Salmon of The Scientists, A.B. Original and more. Tickets for the events are on sale from 9am this Thursday, August 4th, through Oztix. via AUReview

THE BEST NEW MUSIC STONEFIELD DISCOVERED ON THEIR U.S. TOUR

Following the release of Stonefield‘s fierce new record, 'As Above, So Below', and having just wrapped-up a huge US tour and a string of Aussie shows, we asked the Findlay sisters what they listen to on the road and what they discovered whilst venturing across the pond. It’s a killer playlist. via Mushroom

FILMED INTERVIEW: STONEFIELD

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