Saturday, August 23, 2014

CHART WATCH

No movement in the top spot on either of this week's ARIA charts, with Meghan Trainor and Hilltop Hoods maintaining their respective No.1 positions. But as always, there's plenty happening below, so let's quickly whip into this week's Chart Watch.

SINGLES
US songstress Meghan Trainor is in the top spot on the ARIA singles chart for the third successive week with her global smash 'All About That Bass' this week, but there's plenty of movement in the top ten behind her.
Despite an 'X Factor' appearance earlier in the week, G.R.L. maintain their No.2 position with 'Ugly Heart', but Klingande's 'Jubel' moves a little higher (No.4 to No.3) and picks up a gold accreditation.
Ella Henderson's 'X Factor' performance did her breakout smash 'Ghost' the world of good. It's resurgent this week - up from No.9 to No.4.
Credit where due to Taylor Swift, who after only three days on sale, sees her new single 'Shake It Off' premiere in the No.5 position down under. Release date Stateside is a Tuesday, so no doubt the label there will be seeing a rather delicious debut on the Billboard charts come Thursday.
Timmy Trumpet's new single 'Freaks' rises from No.10 to No.6 and with the 'TRXYE' EP finally out (it doesn't register as a release in its own right), Troye Sivan's 'Happy Little Pill' bullets from No.34 to No.10 on the singles chart.
Also moving on up this week (yes, that's a wayward M People reference) is Itch's 'Another Man', but Jessie J's 'Bang Bang' slides from No.7 to No.13 (it's now gold certified).
Ariana Grande's now-platinum 'Break Free' jumps five to No.15, Iggy Azalea's 'Black Widow' sinks its teeth into the countdown (No.28 to a new peak of No.18), but Dami Im's 'Gladiator' drops ten places to No.21.
Sam Smith will be smiling, however; while his hit single 'Stay With Me' hits the triple platinum mark down under (210,000 copies), his new track 'I'm Not The Only One' jumps from No.35 to No.27.
Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy' hits triple platinum at No.32, Jason Derulo's 'Bubblegum' pops into the top 50 at No.38 (up from No.79 last week) and The Script regains some lost ground with 'Superheroes', which improves five positions back into the No.50 spot.
Outside the 50 there are new entries from Becky G ('Shower' at No.53), Will Sparks ('This Is What The Bounce Is' at No.55), The Chainsmokers ('Kanye; at No.59) and Nickelback ('Edge Of A Revolution' at No.60).
Katy Perry's 'Roar' smashes ten times platinum at No.64 (700,000 copies down under) and the new Hilary Duff single 'All About You' bullets 31 places from its No.100 debut.
More newbies; No.70 for Naughty Boy's 'Home', No.71 for Chris Brown's 'New Flame' and No.73 for 'X Factor' trio Brothers 3 and their cover of 'Always On My Mind'.
Ariana Grande's 'Best Mistake' plunges from No.45 on debut to No.78, Avicii's 'Addicted To You' also drops (No.58 to No.79) and Pharrell's 'Come Get It Bae' is off 21 places to No.83.
Illy's 'One For The City' premieres at No.90, but Maroon 5 are seemingly on the nose at the moment and just can't get themselves a big Aussie chart hit. After the failure of 'Maps' to set the charts alight, new track 'It Was Always You' also falters; plummeting from a hopeful No.43 last week to No.91 this week.
The top 100 debuts are wrapped up by Tinashe's '2 On' (No.99) and Wiz Khalifa's track 'You And Your Friends' (No.100).

ALBUMS
As mentioned in the header, it's the second week in a row at No.1 for the Hilltop Hoods with their new LP 'Walking Under Stars' this week.
The 'Guardians Of The Galaxy : Awesome Mix' improves to No.2 and swaps places with Angus & Julia Stone's self-titled set, leaving Ed Sheeran in the No.4 position.
The week's highest debut is courtesy of Kimbra, whose 'The Golden Echo' can't quite match the chart peak of previous album 'Vows' (No.4) just yet. It's new at No.5.
Shihad's 'Fvey' debuts at No.9 ahead of big bullets for Violent Soho ('Hungry Ghost' up from No.51 to No.11), 'The Very Best Of INXS', which jumps from No.28 to No.13, The Eagles' 'Selected Works : 1972-1999' (No.21 to No.14) and Arctic Monkeys' 'AM' (No.39 to No.15).
Adam Brand suffers a big second week sales slump; 'My Side Of The Street' debuted in the No.5 position last week, but finds itself 17 places lower in week No.2.
A No.25 re-entry for David Guetta's last album 'Nothing But The Beat Ultimate', an 18 place drop for The Kite String Tangle's 'Vessel' EP, but a 22 place jump for Passenger's 'Whispers'.
The Gaslight Anthem's 'Get Hurt' drops from No.11 to No.34 in its second week of Aussie chart action. But there's hope for the 'Begin Again' soundtrack which, in its second week, improves from No.59 to No.36.
The McClymonts' 'Here's To You & I' is up ten to No.37, 'The Voice Kids 2014' compilation just scrapes into the top 40 with a No.38 debut and some more big drops in the final few places of the fifty; Eric Clapton & Friends' 'The Breeze' down 19 spots to No.48, One Day's 'Mainline' down 26 spots to No.49 and Porter Robinson's 'Worlds' plunging 37 places from last week's No.13 debut to languish at No.50.
FKA Twigs' album 'LP1' is also off (No.34 to No.59 in week two), Anja Nissen's LP continues to slide (No.37 to No.62 in week three) and Rudimental's 'Home' is also down (No.42 to No.64).
With their tour sweeping the country and a limited time nice price on their album 'Anthem', Hanson enjoys a little splash of Aussie chart sunshine; it debuts at No.65.
The success of the Rüfüs album repackage was seemingly short-lived. It bulleted to No.30 last week, but plunges 37 places to No.67 this week.
Lily Allen's 'Sheezus' drops 35 places to No.84, Weird Al Yankovic's 'Mandatory Fun' is surely spending its last week in the ARIA top 100 (No.65 to No.90) and there's a debut at No.95 for another Franki Valli & The Four Seasons album; this one entitled 'Jersey Beat'.
Calvin Harris' '18 Months' slides from No.57 to No.97 and Kasabian's '48:13' plunges 50 spots to No.98.

For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE, every Saturday from 7:00pm AEST.

FOXES WINNERS

Absolutely we love British starlet Foxes' debut album 'Glorious'. Absolutely we had the chance to interview her when she was in Australia a couple of months back for a promotional visit in support of said debut album. Absolutely we were thinking about you when we interviewed her and yes, absolutely we got her to sign a few copies of said debut album to give away to you.
Eagle-eyed readers will have seen the competition to win one of the signed copies closed late last night. And now is the moment of truth... that all important moment when we reveal who's bagged the goodies. Given we only have three signed copies of the album, there can only be three winners, so they are as follows;

Cheryl from Croydon in Victoria, Jordan from Toowoomba in Queensland and Raphael from Adelade in South Australia.

Congratulations to you all. And thanks to all who entered. Eyes on the prize please, there'll be more incoming shortly.

SATURDAY NEWS WRAP #163

• She's been spinning around Asia of late for a series of appearances and she's set to jet back off to the US again in the days to come for more appearances Stateside. But all this jet-setting isn't stopping DJ Havana Brown from preparing to release her new EP 'Better Not Said' (cover pictured) on Friday September 05.
• As mentioned on the site earlier in the week, Nathaniel will release his new single 'Live Louder' on September 05. The track was co-penned by the DNA boys, along with David Ryan Harris and as well as a digital release, a physical CD single is also forthcoming. It's set to contain the title track, along with a remix of the song by UK production team 7th Heaven. It's also out September 05.
• Canadian singer songwriter Adam Cohen will release his new album 'These Walls' next month. His fifth long player is entitled 'We Go Home' and was recorded in homes in both Greece and Canada, with what the singer describes as "makeshift equipment". Find it at your local retailer on September 12.

• Mushroom Music Group will release a deluxe version of Agnes Obel's album 'Aventine' in October. The new version will feature three new recordings, six live versions and two remixes on a second disc. It's out October 03. The singer will be in the country for shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in November.
• British outfit Alt-J will perform headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne in early October. The band, whose new album 'This Is All Yours' will be released on September 19, will play at Melbourne's Forum Theatre on October 06 before heading north to the Enmore Theatre in Sydney on October 07. Tickets are on sale to the general public from 9am this Thursday.
• US indie performer Damien Jurado has cancelled his upcoming touring commitments due to "health matters". He was due to play four shows across the Australian East Coast next month, but all are now cancelled. Ticketholders are advised to return to the place of purchase for a full refund.

• Six weeks on the trot now for Canadian outfit Magic! 'Rude' is still doing the business on the Billboard 100 Singles chart over in the US, but for how much longer? Meghan Trainor's Aussie smash 'All About That Bass' jumped from eight to four last week and jumps further to No.2 this week. She's in a big hurry. And Meghan's not the only one, With Ariana Grande's new single 'Break Free' bulleting from No.18 to No.4. The new Iggy Azalea single 'Black Widow' (with Rita Ora) is another rising rapidly; up from No.15 to No.8. Iggy now features on three songs within the Billboard top ten.
• The 'Guardians Of The Galaxy : Awesome Mix' maintains its heading on the Billboard 200 albums chart, with the 'NOW' compilation still in the No.2 spot and the 'Frozen' soundtrack improving to No.3. The highest debut is at No.4 - The Gaslight Anthem's new LP 'Get Hurt', right ahead of the Troye Sivan EP 'TRXYE', no mean feat for a 19 year old from Perth. Fellow Aussies 5 Seconds Of Summer are down one to No.6.

Friday, August 22, 2014

STEVE CLISBY : Walking These Streets

'The Voice' favourite Steve Clisby looks like he's timing everything to perfection with the forthcoming release of his new album 'Leave Me Dreaming'. The album drops in just two weeks time, there's a national tour kicking off next Saturday on Sydney's northern beaches and now he's revealed the official video for his latest single 'Walking These Streets'.
"I just love this track," Steve says of the song. "It's a metaphor for searching for love, for creative satisfaction and never giving up until you find it. There's the feeling that it's out there somewhere and if you have patience enough you can get it."
What's it like? Think big production, plenty of brass and Steve's trademark old-soul vocals that have made him such a favourite with the Aussie public.
And naturally, there's plenty of street-walking in the official video (below).


http://youtu.be/0rHR0njIV1g

DOWNLOAD : Panama - Stay Forever

We love being able to feature Aussie outfit Panama here on the site, but when they're giving a brand new track away free of charge to all and sundry, then a little story is virtually assured.
The Sydney-based outfit have recently been touring across the United States and are currently slap bang in the middle of a selection of European dates before they presumably head home for the Aussie summer.
'Stay Forever' is the first taste of new material from the trio since their 2013 'Always' EP, but it's clearly been worth the wait. It's a gorgeous, summery, synth-laden pop number with a big chorus and those sublime almost-whispered vocals we love so much.
Did we mention it's free? Best you hit the 'play' button below. Chances are high the 'download' button won't be far behind.


https://soundcloud.com/futureclassic/panama-stay-forever

AT RETAIL ON FRIDAY AUGUST 22, 2014

A$AP Mob – L.O.R.D.
Allay The Sea – Terraform
Aviator – Head In The Clouds, Hands In The Dirt
Basement Jaxx – Junto
Betraying The Martyrs – Phantom
Briggs – ShepLife
Broods – Evergreen
The Bug – Angels & Devils
Johnny Cash – Look Again To The Wind
Celebration – Albumin
Dragonforce – Maximum Overload
Dragonforce – Maximum Overload (Special Edition)
Dry The River – Alarms In The Heart
Ace Frehley – Space Invader
Ariana Grande – My Everything
Ariana Grande – My Everything (Deluxe Edition)
The Griswolds – Be Impressive
Adam Harvey – Family Life
Isaac Delusion – Isaac Delusion
Wiz Khalifa – Blacc Hollywood (Deluxe Edition)
Kingswood – Microscopic Wars
Mali All Stars – Mali All Stars
J Mascis – Tied To A Star
Merchandise – After The End
John Murry – Califorlornia EP
Nashville Outlaws – A Tribute To Motley Crue
The New Pornographers – Brill Bruisers
Opeth – Pale Communion
Opeth – Pale Communion (Deluxe Edition)
OST – Million Dollar Arm
Leann Rimes – Greatest Hits (Limited Edition)
Royal Blood – Royal Blood
Rustie – Green Language
Ty Segall – Manipulator
Teenage Mothers – I Wish I Was Beautiful
Twin Atlantic – Great Divide
Various – 101 Dance Hits
Various – Anthems 90s II
Various – Fabric 77 : Marcel Dettmann
Various – Metal Down Under
Various – NOW 2014 Volume 2
Velociraptor – Velociraptor
Karl S Williams – Heartwood
The Wytches – Annabel Dream Reader

DIGITAL RELEASE
Banoffee – Banoffee EP
Madison Beer – Magic
Bisbetic – Dinosaur
Brave – Brave EP
Chardy vs Fuzzy Hair – Swang
Leonard Cohen – Almost Like The Blues
Counting Crows – Earthquake Driver
Daddy’s Groove & Cryogenix – Blackout
Haim ftg. A$AP Ferg – My Song 5
Indiana – Heart On Fire
KAPTN ftg. Juvenile – Black In The Behind
Kid Ink – Main Chick
The Last Internationale – We Will Reign
Fedde Le Grand – You Got This
Le Youth ftg. Javeon – Feel Your Love
Lil’ Wayne ftg. Drake – Grindin’
M4sonic – M4
Many Things – What We Are EP
Melrose – John Doe
Miza ftg. Lection & Morolong – African Woman
My Crazy Girlfriend – Baby Go
O’Shea – Bad Day Good
Brad Paisley – Country Nation
Guy Pearce – Storm
Zeek Power – Don’t You Think It’s Time
Real Estate – Had To Hear
Rob & Jack – Shadows
Ed Sheeran – Don’t EP
Dave Winnel – Rectify
Yelle – Completement Fou
Yon Yonson – No Enemy

YOU & I & TANIA DOKO

Been wondering what former Bachelor Girl vocalist Tania Doko's been up to over the last couple of years?
Well you may be aware that she co-penned Samantha Jade's 'X Factor' winner's single 'What You've Done To Me'. You may also be aware that she's now living in Sweden and has spend the last few years co-writing with some of the best in the business, including Jörgen Elofsson. But she's mostly been co-writing for others, including work for artists in the US, Japan and here in Australia..
Now, however, she's back with a new track called 'You & I', but this time, it's Tania's turn to play the part of the vocal star.
The banging house number was given a premiere back in March, but it's now ready for the whole world to get on board. While a full iTunes release is expected soon, Beatport shoppers will be able to get their mitts on it from September 01. Take a little to a 90 second snippet below.


https://soundcloud.com/powerhouse_music/leroy-styles-feat-tania-doko-you-i-preview-1

Thursday, August 21, 2014

HERE COMES HARBOURLIFE

Organisers of Sydney's Harbourlife festival didn't half deliver last year, bringing internationally-renowned producer Stuart Price to the shores of Sydney Harbour for the November event. But who's going to be on the bill for the 2014 edition, which was officially announced today?
Harbourlife will once again take over Mrs Macquaries Point in Sydney, on Saturday November 08. But there's no word yet on who'll be performing. That announcement comes on Wednesday next week, on the same day general public tickets go on sale (from 2pm). Watch this space.

November 08 : Sydney (Mrs Macquaries Point)