01.10.13 - THE DARK SHADOWS NEW ALBUM - AUTUMN STILL...
A moment stolen in time... Captured thoughts, scenery and sounds...
‘Autumn Still…’ the new album from The Dark Shadows captures that quiet frozen moment stolen in time... a collective journey of 12 tracks conjuring the thoughts and emotion of times, travel and unexplored places… twisting turns, wind you deep down through this aural path, treading lightly so as not to crush the beauty of fallen leaves, exploring the dim, mysteriously lit places of our hearts and mind… Autumn still… is a quiet, secret place where one can feel free to express, sense and feel the essence of being. Be it difference, indifference, defiance or alliance, here, may we speak, exchange, correspond those unspoken moments where words alone are not enough… it is still here, in the Autumn still…
20.04.13 - DARK SHADOWS UNPLUGGED INSTORE - RECORD CRATE GLEBE... 01.09.13 - DARK SHADOWS - EISBÄR VIDEO CLIP LAUNCH
The Dark Shadows have just released a new video for the single ‘Eisbär’ (Ice Bear), a version of Swiss cult wave band Grauzone’s NDW (Neue Deutsche Welle) hit. Shot and produced by Melbourne based film-makers, StrongMan Pictures Entertainment, the Dark Shadows will be officially launching the clip and single in Australia in September where they will perform at The Gasometer in Melbourne Sunday 8th September, an unplugged acoustic instore at Voodoo Lulu Brisbane 1pm, The Beetle Bar in Brisbane Sunday 15th September joined by The Wrath & Bat Nouveau and instore at Sydney's The Record Crate on Glebe Point Rd on Saturday 28th September before heading to Europe/UK for their Autumn tour in October/November.
The Dark Shadows will be playing an unplugged acoustic show instore at Sydney's newest and coolest record store, The Record Crate Bar & Grill Sunday afternoon 21st April at 4pm.
12.12.12 - DARK SHADOWS SUPPORTING PETER MURPHY ON HIS FIRST AUSTRALIAN TOUR...
The Dark Shadows are very happy to announce that they'll be supporting the one and only Peter Murphy (Bauhaus) in Sydney on his very first tour of Australia on January 12th 2013 at The Factory Theatre, Marrickville + Familiar... http://www.facebook.com/events/498849436802673/
10.10.12 - DARK SHADOW SUPPORTING THE JIM JONES REVIEW IN MANCHESTER OCT. 10 20212
Just announced.... Dark Shadows will be supporting The Jim Jones Review at Sound Control in Manchester UK on Wednesday 10th October...
20.09.12 - DARK SHADOWS NEW SINGLE 'DISTANT MIND / SILENT SCREAMS' - 7" CLEAR VINYL RELEASE
The Dark Shadows new single 'Distant Mind’ b/w ‘Silent Screams' will be released on 7" clear vinyl + digital download codes. The new limited edition single is a taste of some of the new material the band has been working on for their forthcoming release due out next year...
22.08.12 - DARK SHADOWS UNPLUGGED @ MONA TASMANIA // NEW SINGLE // UK/EUROPE AUTUMN TOUR DATES...
Time for the Dark Shadows to head further down south again... September will see the travelling trio performing in Hobart TAS at the Brisbane Hotel with fellow comrades ‘The Sin & Tonic’s Saturday 8th September and they shall unplug and unleash their Shadow over the MONA (MUSEUM OF OLD AND NEW ART), Australia’s most edgy and controversial art museums, where they will play an **UNPLUGGED SET**. If you haven’t yet heard of the MONA, check it out here: http://mona.net.au/ Well worth the visit to Hobart just for the experience.
06.05.12 - THE DARK SHADOWS @ WAVE GOTIK TREFFEN, LEIPZIG & EUROPEAN TOUR 2012
The Dark Shadows have been invited to appear at WGT (Wave Gotik Treffen) in Leipzig, Germany 27th May 2012. They will appear at the Felsenkeller on Sunday 27th May where they will launch their latest single from their 11:11 EP, a cover of Swiss cult wave band Grauzone's song 'Eisbär' (Ice Bear).
19.01.12 - THE DARK SHADOWS NEW 11:11 EP TOP 3 IN UK & MOST PLAYED DOBLE 9, LIMA PERU...
The Dark Shadows 11:11 EP fills the number 3 slot in the UK Rock'n'Roll Magazine chart based on sales at Raucous Records UK!!
TDS track 'Dark Shadow' - is No. 24 on DOBLE 9 MOST PLAYED 14 Jan 2012 (Lima, Peru). 'Denial' made #33 in the 'Top 100 Most Played 2011' and 'Blame' came in a #58!! Thankyou everyone for your support!!
16.01.12 - THE DARK SHADOWS RETURN TO TASMANIA TO LAUNCH THEIR NEW 11:11 EP...
Having just released their new single, ‘Written In The Snow...’ b/w ‘Blame’ on Limited Edition 7 inch collectible white vinyl including Digital Download Codes, The Dark Shadows are launching their new EP, ’11:11’.
05.09.11 - PRESS RELEASE: '11:11' - THE NEW EP FROM THE DARK SHADOWS...
Having just released their new single, 'Written In The Snow...' b/w 'Blame' on Limited Edition 7 inch collectible white vinyl including Digital Download Codes, The Dark Shadows will soon be launching a new EP, '11:11'.
After the haunting atmospherics of the 'Invisible' EP, '11:11' sees the band develop this theme and explore a fresh, sharp edged new sound, combined with post-punk noir wave.
The new 11:11 EP features 6 new tracks including an English version of Swiss cult wave band Grauzone's song 'Eisbär' (Ice Bear). A limited edition German version of the song will be released in Europe through, Halb-7 Records, Germany.
'11:11', also sees one of the band's dynamic live songs, 'Dark Shadow' come to light. Having been a feature part of the live set since the group emerged, they finally feel this take of the song has captured the mood and energy of their live performance.
2011 has already been an eventful year for The Dark Shadows who were invited to support Scottish indie rockers Glasvegas on their Splendour In The Grass sideshow in Sydney. They also supported new-wave punk legend, Hugh Cornwell from The Stranglers on his Australia wide tour as well as 'The HorrorPops' (Denmark) and Oz psycho metal punk legends The Fireballs on their ' Psychotic Music For Neurotic People Tour ' as well as an appearance at Brisbane's 'Dead of Winter Festival'.
18.06.11 - DARK SHADOWS TO SUPPORT GLASVEGAS @ METRO, SYDNEY JULY 24TH // NEW 7INCH SINGLE // WHITBY UK ...
22.05.11 - DARK SHADOWS TO SUPPORT GLASVEGAS // FIREBALLS TOUR // NEW 7INCH SINGLE...
08.04.11 - NEW DARK SHADOWS NEW 7 INCH VINYL RELEASE OUT MAY 2011!!
The Dark Shadows are excited to announce that they are currently in the studio mixing off 2 brand new tracks for their new 7 inch vinyl release, ‘Written In The Snow... ’b/w ‘Blame’ which is due out in May 2011! The record will be released on Limited Edition 7” 45 RPM collectible white vinyl including Digital download codes for you to add to your digital listening devices!
28.02.11 - DARK SHADOWS TO SUPPPORT HORRORPOPS & HUGH CORNWELL (THE STRANGLERS) APRIL/MAY 2011
14.02.11 - DARK SHADOWS SUPPORTING HUGH CORNWELL (THE STRANGLERS)!!
29.01.11 - No. 1 ON GEORGE WILLIAMS TOP5 MUSIC SHOW JAPAN / QLD FLOOD APPEAL
26.08.10 - 'INVISIBLE' EP LAUNCH - AUSTRALIA
The Dark Shadows will be launching their new EP, 'Invisible', September 23rd 2010. This is the 2nd independent EP release from the band including 4 new tracks and a glimpse of what's ahead with the release of their forthcoming debut album due out 2011.
19.06.10 - New Limited Edition 7" Vinyl Single - 'Denial / Sleeping with a Vampyre...'
After 10 weeks on the road and almost 60 shows throughout the USA, UK, Europe, Finland and Japan, The Dark Shadows are back in Sydney, Australia working on their new release and getting ready for their next leg of Australian shows. The latest tour saw the band play a Rodney Bingenheimer / KROQ FM Presented show in Hollywood CA, suporting the legendary Dutch psychobilly band, 'Batmobile' in The Netherlands and key appearances at WGT (Wave Gotik Treffen) festival in Leipzig, Germany as well as supporting 'Sham 69' at the annual AU Fest, Frankfurt at one of Germany's most famous punk squats.
14.03.10 - USA/European Tour April-June 2010
After 2 successful tours of the west coast of the US in 2009, including support slots with Tiger Army & 45 Grave at the Octoberflame festival in Anaheim and appearances at the Ink'n'Iron Festival in Long Beach CA, The Dark Shadows are returning to the US for another tour in April 2010.
12.02.10 - The Dark Shadows are kicking off the new year with a new name and lots of other exciting stuff to follow....
Yes, the rumours are true.... we have chopped back our name and are now officially, The Dark Shadows. We feel it's a natural progression and has taken shape as the band has evolved and developed it's own personality unified by the contributions and uniqueness of each player together as a whole.
11.12.09 - Dark Shadows in the studio working on a new release for 2010
The Dark Shadows are back in Australia and busy working in the studio on tracks for a new releas for 2010. 2009 was a huge one for the Dark Shadows with their first tour of Europe, 2 USA tours and as well as a continuous string of Australian dates and opening slots for The Stray Cats, Marky Ramone, Tiger Army, 45 Grave to name a few. The Dark Shadows would like to thank everyone for all their support from all over the world and look forward to sharing more musical adventures with you in 2010.. Thankyou.
20.06.09 - Dark Shadows to Support Tiger Army & 45 Grave at Octoberflame!!
The Dark Shadows have just returned from their 'Darkness Calls Tour' which kicked off in Australia, supporting the Stray Cats and Marky Ramone, followed by 5 weeks touring throughout Europe & USA with appearances at the Psychomania Rumble in Berlin, Ink'n'Iron Festival in Long Beach CA, USA. The recent success and attention from this tour has secured the band a return US tour in October 09 including an invitation to open for Tiger Army and 45 Grave at Octoberflame at The Grove of Anaheim, CA USA on the 30th October 2009.
11.02.09 - Dark Shadows supporting Stray Cats - Enmore Theatre 23rd & 24th Feb!!!
Brigitte Handley & The Dark Shadows are thrilled to announce that they will be supporting The Stray Cats on their Farewell Tour show at The Enmore Theatre in Sydney on Monday 23rd & Tuesday 24th February! !!! Dark Shadows onstage 8pm.
06.01.09 - Dark Shadows wish everyone a Rockin' 2009!
Brigitte Handley & The Dark Shadows would like to wish everyone a happy, healthy and rockin’ 2009!! 2008 was a great year for us and we’d like to thank everyone for all the help and support you have shown throughout. We’ve got a lot of very exciting stuff coming up this year with more tours in NSW, VIC, QLD and our first trip to Tasmania . We’re also very excited to be embarking on our very first tour of Europe as well as a return trip to the USA . So look out world, we’ll see you soon!!!
14.10.08 - Brigitte Handley & The Dark Shadows new Film Clip for 'Stand Off'
After a show on their QLD tour was cancelled at the last minute, The Dark Shadows got together with a bunch of local punks and borrowed a friend's Dad's generator, hooked it up to a car battery and took over an alleyway in the backstreets of Brisbane, QLD, Australia...
11.09.08 - Brigitte Handley & The Dark Shadows support The Angry Tradesmen
Brigitte Handley & The Dark Shadows will be supporting The Angry Tradesmen featuring Rob Hirst (Midnight Oil) & Dom Turner (Backsliders) when they launch their debut album, 'Beat the House' at the Manly Boatshed , Friday 19th September and Sunday 21st September at the Brass Monkey in Cronulla.
28.06.08 - The New EP 'Stand Off' from Brigitte Handley & The Dark Shadows
Brigitte Handley & The Dark Shadows have just returned from a successful West Coast tour of the USA & Canada, where they played 27 shows in 30 days supporting Mad Sin (Germany) and Koffin Kats (Detroit). They are now gearing up for the launch of their new EP, ' Stand Off ' across Australia. The ' Stand Off ' EP is now available online on the Dark Shadows webstore, iTunes, CD Baby and at the live shows.
25.04.08 - 'Stand Off' EP Launch Tour USA - with Mad Sin & Koffin Kats
Sydney, Australia based, Brigitte Handley & The Dark Shadows will be heading off to the West Coast of the USA on tour with Mad Sin (Germany) and Koffin Kats (Detroit) to promote their new EP ‘Stand Off’. The tour includes 25 dates kicking off May 16th in Austin, TX winding up the West Coast to Vancouver BC and back down to Anaheim, CA.
09.03.08 - New EP in the works!
Brigitte Handley & The Dark Shadows are currently in the studio working on a new EP and preparing to tour alongside Mad Sin and the Koffin Kats in the US in May/June 2008. They will be playing a few Sydney shows as well and heading up to Brisbane/Gold Coast and Canberra before they head off! Check the gigs page and myspace.com/brigittehandley for details.
10.12.07 - Contact Libertalia Entertainment for US Bookings!!
Brigitte Handley & The Dark Shadows are very excited to be added to the roster of Libertalia Entertainment in California, USA. Please Contact Libertalia for booking Brigitte Handley & The Dark Shadows in the USA. Website: http://www.libertalia.us Email: INFO@LIBERTALIA.US
01.11.07 - Supporting The M3T3ORS (UK)!!
After 5 weeks rockin' on tour with The Rezurex and The Quakes , Brigitte Handley & The Dark Shadows are back and are very excited to announce they will be supporting the godfathers of psychobilly, The M3T3ORS (UK) at The Annandale Hotel on Sat 24th November and ALL AGES show on Sun 15th November 2pm at The Warehouse , 9 Bridge St, Rydalmere.
18.06.07 - New Film Clip!
The new clip for ‘Identity ’ has been posted on youtube. Check it out:
01.05.07 - ‘Identity EP’ is at No. 4 on 4ZZZ, Brisbane this week!!
Brigitte Handley’s ‘Identity EP’ is at No. 4 on 4ZZZ, 102.1FM Radio in Brisbane this week!!
29.04.07 - Dark Shadows Return to Melbourne!
Since the launch of their 'Identity EP' and recent Sydney & Brisbane tours, Brigitte Handley & the Dark Shadows are very excited to announce that they will be heading back down south May 19th - 20th to play a string of Melbourne shows.
18.04.07 - Dark Shadows & The Damned Featured on German Radio!
DJ WhiteRose will be presenting a special feature program on Brigitte Handley & The Dark Shadows & The Damned this Sunday April 22nd on German Radio Schattenwelt at 1pm – 3pm (German Time), 10pm – 12pm (Sydney Time)
22.03.07 - QLD tour - VENUE CHANGE - Sat Night!!
THERE HAS BEEN A LAST MINUTE CHANGE TO THE QUEENSLAND TOUR SCHEDULE! – THE SAT NIGHT SHOW AT ST MAGDALENE’S HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES!
8.03.07 - BRIGITTE HANDLEY & THE DARK SHADOWS - RETURN TO QLD!!
After the success of their tour to launch the 'Identity' EP in January, Brigitte Handley & The Dark Shadows are excited to announce that they will be heading back to Queensland at the end of March 2007 to play some more rockin' live shows... Check the Gig Page for more details.
25.02.07 - *ALL AGES* 'Identity EP' Launch party - Instore Utopia, Sat 3rd March!!
Brigitte Handley & The Dark Shadows have a very special event coming up!! It’s the official *ALL AGES* Launch party for their ‘Identity EP’ which will be held Instore at Utopia on Sat 3rd March, 2pm !!
12.02.07 - Dark Shadows Street Team
We’ve decided it’s time for the Dark Shadows to start their own Street Team and we want you to help us out! We’re looking for recruits to help spread the word to friends at school, gigs, hand out flyers, put up posters in your local area etc. Of course you will be rewarded by getting your own special badges, stickers, posters and other bits and pieces along the way as a thankyou for all your hard work.
30.01.07 - QLD Tour Diary!!
Back from an exciting & action packed Qld Tour with The Wrath, Brigitte Handley & The Dark Shadows are mending their war wounds and getting set for their next bunch of shows...
12.01.07 - Brigitte Handley & The Dark Shadows QLD Tour!!
Brigitte Handley & The Dark Shadows are excited to announce that they will be heading up to Queensland to promote the launch of their new EP ‘Identity’ at the end of January. They will be teaming up with ‘The Wrath’ who will also be launching their new CD. Check out the gig page for details
12.12.06 - Dark Shadows Webstore online now!
The 'Brigitte Handley & The Dark Shadows' webstore is now open. You can now order your copy of the 'Identity' EP direct & have it shipped to anywhere in the world. There are also limited edition
19.11.06 - A night of Magic, Shadows, Horror & Sin - 1st Dec, Empire!!
Brace yourself for a night of gothic beauty, magic, industrial horror & facing nasties in the darkest of shadows... enter the gateway to this house of horrors and you shall find yourself tangled in the silvery webs of Mz Ann Thropik, shivering as the moonlight fades to the stabbing sounds of Brigitte Handley & the Dark Shadows, your mind warping as Dr El Suavo (Melbourne) conjures his notorious magical illusions! Jack Nasty Face will be shaking his deadly stick and Horrorwood Mannequins will spring to life opening the malevolent procession at the Empire Hotel, Annandale Friday 1st December 8pm. $10
17.11.06 - BH&TDS to feature on the latest Bleeding Edge Podcast!!
Brigitte Handley & The Dark Shadows feature on the 'Bleeding Edge Podcast' (PODCAST 16: NOV 10 2006)
The best way to hear it is with iTunes. If you have iTunes installed on your computer you can subscribe directly by CLICKING THIS LINK FOR YOUR PODCAST NOW That way, you will enjoy the Podcast PLUS if you have an iPod, you can take your show, and all future Bleeding Edge Podcasts with you as they are downloaded automatically!
27.10.06 - Brigitte Handley & The Dark Shadows to play @ Peats Ridge Festival!!
It’s been a great week for Brigitte Handley & the Dark Shadows with the exciting news that they will be opening the show for Slim Jim Phantom at the Gaelic Club, November 9th and now it’s just been announced that Brigitte Handley & the Dark Shadows have been confirmed as part of the line up for the Peats Ridge Festival in Glenworth Valley (only an hour up the F3 from Sydney). They will be performing on the Underworld Stage at 12.30pm on Saturday 30th December.
25.10.06 - “Ooh! Man Skinny Jim...”
Brigitte Handley & The Dark Shadows have just been confirmed as the support band for Slim Jim Phantom (USA - Stray Cats drummer) and Darrel Higham (UK- ex Enforcers) alongside The Casino Rumblers and Wes Pudsey & The Sonic Aces at the Gaelic Club on 9th November. tix: www.moshtix.com.au
06.10.06 - Brigitte on Naked City - FBI & Asylum TV!
Tune into Naked City on FBI 94.5FM 11.00am, Saturday 7th October to hear Brigitte being interviewed by Coffin Ed.
22.09.06 - Alien Movies on Rage (ABC TV) Tonight!!!
Forget the early night, turn that dial to the ABC after you get back from your night out & party on!! For the second week in a row, the film clip for 'Alien Movies' will be played on 'RAGE' between 2am-2.30am.
19.09.06 - Alien Movies on Rage & Melbourne Tour Dates Announced!!
The film clip to ' Alien Movies' was shown on Rage (ABC TV) last Friday night!!
06.09.06 - 'Identity' on new Australian film soundtrack!!
It's been a busy time for Brigitte Handley & The Dark Shadows with a load of rockin' live shows including the support slot for psychobilly legends, The Fireballs. They are now gearing up for a Melbourne tour and the independent release of their EP in Australia. The title track from the forthcoming EP 'Identity' has also been included on the soundtrack for the new Australian film "48 Shades".
18.08.06 - THE FIREBALLS SPECIAL GUESTS!!
Tix available: all Moshtix outlets, phone: 9219 4614 & online
- 34B Burlesque - Elvis Tribute Night
28.07.06 -Brigitte Handley & The Dark Shadows 'unplugged'
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01.05.06 -Dark Shadows - DEMO-lition Derby!
The derby starts on May 1 and will end at midnight (US Central Standard Time) on May 30.
Sinister Muse have also featured Alien Movies in their podcast this month: http://www.sinistermuse.com/podcast.htm
-Brigitte Handley - Identity EP featured on UK podcast Punky! Radio
-Check out the Alien Movies Clip on Myspace!!!
out at: www.myspace.com/brigittehandley
- Brigitte Handley - IDENTITY EP, available now!!
You can order your copy through the following distributors worldwide:
01.03.06 - International Supports for Brigitte Handley & The Dark Shadows
50 KAITENZ (Japan) w/
Direct from Osaka, Japan, dressed in matching blue slim suits, set their hair like Beatles or Ramones, Danny (G/Vo), Dory (B/Vo) & Bogie (Dr/Vo) look just like the typical Osaka comedians. But once they jump on the stage, the whole room will be shaken down by their very entertaining energetic rocking typhoon! THE 50 KAITENZ are making their way to Australia for the first time celebrate a release of their debut album THE 50 KAITENZ No Gyaaaaa!! (Warner Music Japan).
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01.09.05 - Brigitte Handley on Myspace!
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