Thursday, October 23, 2014


US dance/pop outfit Cobra Starship, helmed by creator Gabe Saporta has enlisted the services of our favourite Swedish duo Icona Pop for their brand new single 'Never Been In Love'.
Though the single was released two months ago, the video has only just broken and it looks like they're off to Stockholm to film it.
Gabe, Caroline and Aino hit the town together, riding carousels, a dangerous-looking chained-chair ride, hitting the clubs, over-indulging on popcorn and toffee apples and generally larking about.
'Never Been In Love' is an infectious, shiny nugget of a pop song that, for us, seems to evoke memories of Fatboy Slim's 'Praise You', which is no bad thing.



October 31
Anthrax – Chile On Hell (CD/DVD)
Kasper Bjorke – After Forever
Black Veil Brides – Black Veil Brides
Dean Blunt – Black Metal
Anna Calvi – One Breath (Deluxe Edition)
Celtic Thunder – Holiday Symphony
Clark – Clark
Collabro – Stars
Richard Dawson – Nothing Important
Dels – Petals Have Fallen
Dirty South – With You
Frazey Ford – Indian Ocean
Hand Of Mercy – Resolve
Calvin Harris – Motion
Lee Kernaghan – Driving Home For Christmas
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – I’m In Your Mind Fuzz
Lagwagon – Hang
Led Zeppelin – Houses Of The Holy (Deluxe Edition)
Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV (Deluxe Edition)
Annie Lennox – Nostalgia
Theophilus London – Vibes
Sarah McKenzie – We Could Be Lovers
The Ocean Party – Soft Focus
The Once – Departures
Eros Ramazzotti – Eros 30 : Greatest Hits
Eros Ramazzotti – Eros 30 : Greatest Hits (Deluxe Edition)
Darius Rucker – Home For The Holidays
Superfood – Don’t Say That
Trophy Eyes – Mend, Move On
TV On The Radio – Nebulous * November 04
Various – Home For Christmas
Various – Wild Summer 2015
Stevie Ray Vaughan – The Complete Epic Recordings Collection
The Who – Who Hits 50
Neil Young – Storytone
Yusuf – Tell ‘Em I’m Gone

DJ Fresh ftg. Ellie Goulding – Flashlight
Henry Jackman – Microbots
Mari Jean – If Only EP
KLP – Medicine
Krunk! – De Zooya
Monks Of Mellonwah – Hide Away (Pulse)
Anja Nissen ftg. Will.I.Am & Cody Wise – I’m So Excited
Poolclvb ftg. Erin Marshall – Here You’re Mine
Robin Schulz – Sun Goes Downx
Sunset Sons – No Bad Days
Tei Shi – Bassically
Timomatic ftg. Pusha T – Delilah

November 07
2:45 – The Other
ABBA – Gold (40th Anniversary Steelbook Edition)
Christine Anu – Island Christmas
Eric Bibb – Blues People
Black Cab – Games Of The XXI Olympiad
Blue King Brown – Born Free
James Blunt – When I Find Love Again EP
Cheryl – Only Human
Eric Clapton – Planes, Trains & Eric (DVD)
John Denver – All Of My Memories : The John Denver Collection
Ani DiFranco – Allergic To Water
The Doobie Brothers – Southbound
Dubarray – Visions Collide
Bob Dylan & The Band – The Basement Tapes Complete : The Bootleg Series Vol.11
Earth, Wind & Fire – Holiday
Echosmith – Talking Dreams
Paloma Faith – A Perfect Contradiction (Outsiders Edition)
Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways * November 10
Alex G – DSU
Matthew Garwood – The Tattooed Tenor
Anthony Hamilton – Home For The Holidays
Jon Hopkins – Asleep Versions EP
Hookworms – The Hum
Iamamiwhoami – Blue
Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders – Playmates
Knife Party – Abandon Ship * November 10
Lost On The River – The New Basement Tapes
Lost On The River – The New Basement Tapes (Deluxe Edition)
Major League – There’s Nothing Wrong With Me
Barry Manilow – My Dream Duets
Mariachi El Bronx – III
Marlisa – Marlisa
OST – St.Vincent
Guy Pearce – Broken Bones
Pink Floyd – The Endless River
Pink Floyd – The Endless River (Deluxe Edition)
Purple – 409
Queen – Queen Forever
Queen – Queen Forever (Deluxe Edition)
Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy
Andre Rieu – Love In Venice
Andre Rieu – Love In Venice (DVD)
The Rolling Stones – From The Vault : Hampton Coliseum (Live In 1981)
Röyksopp – The Inevitable End
Saint Saviour – In The Seams
Melinda Schneider & Beccy Cole – Great Women Of Country
Simple Minds – Big Music
Dan Sultan – Dirty Ground EP
Billy Talent – Hits (CD/DVD)
T-Pain – Happy Hour : The Greatest Hits
Various – Countdown : 40th Anniversary
Various – Hits For Kids : Pop Party 10
Various – Ministry Of Sound : The Annual 2015
Various – Morning Of The Earth (DVD)
Various – Spirit Of Akasha (DVD)
Various – Ultimate Office Party
Betty Who – Take Me When You Go
Zac Brown Band – Greatest Hits So Far

Aqwa – Human EP
Bandito Folk – The Perimeter Fence EP
Ali Barter – Community EP
The Basics – The Lucky Country EP
Breabach – Scotland’s Winter
Broken Doll – 2014 Australian Tour EP
Cash Cash – Surrender
Darlia – Stars Are Aligned
East Journey – Song Of Arnhem Land
Paloma Faith – Ready For The Good Life
Giants Of Science – What’s Wrong With You And Why? EP
Jon Hopkins – Asleep Versions
Nick Jonas – Nick Jonas * November 12
Son Little – Things I Forgot EP
The McClymonts – Forever Begins Tonight
Lisa Mitchell – Wah Ha
Soy Division – Soy Dogs EP

November 14
Bertie Blackman – The Dash
James Blunt – Moon Landing (Apollo Edition)
Alfie Boe – Serenata
Garth Brooks – Man Against Machine
Cold Chisel – The Live Tapes Vol.2 : Live At Bombay Rock 1979
Brooke Fraser – Brutal Romantic
Fryars – Power
Whitney Houston – Live : Her Greatest Performances
Whitney Houston – Live : Her Greatest Performances (DVD)
Katherine Jenkins – Home Sweet Home
In This Moment – Black Widow
Mary Lambert – Heart On My Sleeve
Idina Menzel – Holiday Wishes
Bette Midler – It’s The Girls
The New Basement Tapes – Lost On The River
Nickelback – No Fixed Address
One Direction – Four * November 17
One Direction – Four (Ultimate Edition) * November 17
OST – Christmas At Downton Abbey
Madeleine Peyroux – Keep Me In Your Heart For A While : Best Of
Ariel Pink – Pom Pom
Sol3 Mio – Sol3 Mio : Live In Concert (DVD)
Tempest Rising – Transmutation
Trust Punks – Discipline
TV On The Radio – Seeds
Various – The Art Of McCartney
Various – Countdown : 40th Anniversary (DVD)
Various – Punk Goes Pop 6
Various – Superstar Christmas
Robert Wyatt – Different Every Time

5 Seconds Of Summer – Good Girls EP
David Bowie – Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)
Brave – Brave EP
Dusky – Yahoo
Lij Gilmour – Where I Stand EP
Pluto Jonze – Sucker EP
Paul Kelly – The Merri Soul Singles Vol.3
Tom Piper – You Don’t Know
Joe Robinson – Gemini EP

November 21
Asgeir – In The Silence (Extended Deluxe Edition)
David Bowie – Nothing Has Changed (The Definitive Collection)
Boyzone – Dublin To Detroit
Captain Beefheart – Sun Zoom Spark : 1970-1972
Coldplay – Ghost Stories Live (CD/DVD)
Neil Diamond – All Time Greatest Hits
Bryan Ferry – Avonmore
David Guetta – Listen (Deluxe Edition)
Ella Hooper – In Tongues
Il Divo – Live In Japan (CD/DVD)
Illy – Cinematic Uncut
The Kinks – The Anthology : 1964-1971
Johnny Mathis – The Complete Global Albums Collection
Jessica Mauboy – Beautiful : Platinum Edition
Olly Murs – Never Been Better
Olly Murs – Never Been Better (Deluxe Edition)
The Rolling Stones – From The Vault : LA Forum (Live In 1975)
Guy Sebastian – Madness
Bruce Springsteen – The Album Collection Vol.1 (1973-1984)
Various – 100% Hits : Best Of 2014
Various – 100% Hits : Christmas 2014
Various – Ministry Of Sound : Chillout Sessions XVII
Various – ShadyXV * November 24
The Veronicas – The Veronicas
Wilco – What’s Your 20? : Essential Tracks 1994-2014
Trisha Yearwood – PrizeFighter

The Kite String Tangle – Stone Cold (remixes)
Lion Babe – Jungle Lady
McBusted – Air Guitar
Take That – These Days
Uberjak’d – Portland
Years & Years – Desire

November 28
AC/DC – Rock Or Bust
Mary J Blige – The London Sessions
Leonard Cohen – Live In Dublin
Leonard Cohen – Live In Dublin (DVD)
Jethro Tull – Warchild (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
Jethro Tull – Warchild (40th Anniversary Edition)
One Direction – Where We Are : Live From San Siro Stadium (DVD)
Pitbull – Globalization
Simon & Garfunkel – The Complete Albums Collection
Take That – III
Various – Sounds Of The 80s
W-Tang Clan – A Better Tomorrow

Bastille vs Grades – Torn Apart

December 05
Willie Nelson – December Day
Carrie Underwood – Greatest Hits : Decade #1
Various – Home For Christmas
Various – Ministry Of Sound : Running Trax Summer 2015

Professor Green ftg. Mr Probz - Little Secrets

December 19
Charli XCX – Sucker

December 26
Just A Gent – Stories To Tell EP

January 09, 2015
All We Are – All We Are
Meghan Trainor – Title

January 16, 2015
Belle And Sebastian – Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance
O’Shea – The Famine And The Feast
Jason Owen – Friday Night
Sleater-Kinney – No Cities To Love

January 23, 2015
Funeral For A Friend – Chapter And Verse
Pond – Man It Feels Like Space Again

January 30, 2015
Diana Krall – Wallflower

February 20, 2015
Paulini – Come Alive

February 27, 2015
Rixton – Let The Road

All release dates subject to change & list is updated weekly.

ALBUM REVIEW : Jessie J - Sweet Talker

If we didn’t know any better, we’d say that Jessie J has completely erased the 2013 ‘Alive’ era from the records.
Her third album ‘Sweet Talker’ sees her return to her traditional brunette locks, whilst walking away from the electronic beats that surrounded her somewhat alienating second album. It seems that the Jessie J we met in 2012 has all but been wiped out, with brashy pop/RnB pushed aside for generic lite-soul with the occasional rock/pop stormer. And to be frank, it’s all a bit of a shambles.
‘Bang Bang’ remains one of the best songs of the year with its lively beats and horn blasts, though its arguably overshadowed by the addition of Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj.
Second single ‘Burnin’ Up’ might be failing to live up to its name on the charts but we enjoy its frenetic energy nevertheless. Sadly, ‘Burnin’ Up’ and ‘Ain’t Been Done’ are the final indicators that Jessie J once proclaimed to ‘Do It Like A Dude’.
Elsewhere, soulful ballads like ‘Personal’ and ‘Get Away’ aim for Kelly Clarkson but overshoot the mark and sound over-sung. Though we guess if you liked ‘Nobody’s Perfect’, you probably like that effect.
The worst moment of all is ‘Said Too Much’, which seems to borrow the chorus melody from Geri Halliwell’s ‘Half of Me’. We really thought we’d never have to mention THAT song again.
This may all sound wholly negative, but what IS clear on ‘Sweet Talker’ is that Jessie is quite good at up-tempos.
‘Seal Me With A Kiss’, with its George Clinton sample, reminds us of 1990’s Mariah, which is always a good thing. It’s fun, light and unearths the playful side to Jessie’s sultry vocals.
We also like ‘Keep Us Together’ with its simple beat, though Jessie kills the moment by once again wailing too loudly.
Bonus track ‘Strip’ is basically a ‘Domino’ rip off, but we’re weak for twinkly piano so that too makes the grade!
Unfortunately for Jessie, the truth is that ‘Sweet Talker’ might turn out to be another false start for the singer on the global scale.
That being said, if history is any indicator, that’s probably because the really good stuff is being held for the re-release!

Download : Bang Bang, Seal Me With A Kiss, Strip.


It's almost two months since we brought you news that Brisbane native Sampology has teamed up with Melbourne soul star Daniel Merriweather for the new single 'Shine A Light', the first tiny bulb to illuminate the path towards the release of Samp's new studio album, due in the middle of 2015.
Now 'Shine A Light', with its soundtrack of soulful vocals with fizzing electronic production and a slight African tribal feel, has an official video.
We're on a beach! No wait, we're in a book! Scratch that, we're on a rooftop in the middle of the city. It's into another book, then a hothouse following a flight attendant. But what does it all mean? Well she seems happy (below).

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


It's official. '90s pop outfit S Club 7 is back in business, confirming tonight that they'll reunited for this year's BBC Children In Need event.
In celebration of the news, the band uploaded a little teaser to their new Soundcloud account, featuring one of their most infectious pop hits, 'Bring It All Back' (also their debut single), and a full roll call.
S Club have been involved in the event in prior years, recording the 2000 Children In Need single 'Never Had A Dream Come True' and 2001's 'Have You Ever'.
The band achieved four UK No.1 singles from 1999 to 2002 and every single one of their tracks hit the top five. Here in Australia, their biggest hit was a tie between 'S Club Party' and 'Don't Stop Movin', both of which hit the No.2 position.
In 2012, three members of the band came to Australia for a national tour, but this is the first time the entire band has been back together in more than ten years.
According to a statement, the band said, "We're massive fans of BBC Children in Need and it was great to be able to support the charity all those years ago. We're really looking forward to bringing it all back for Pudsey, for BBC Children In Need and for all our fans who have been so great over the years. This is going to be the mega S Club party of all time!"


True to their word, organisers of next year's Future Music Festival have moments ago used the magic of the national NOVA network to confirm the all-important line-up for their 2015 events. And it's a doozy.
After confirming that Kiesza would form part of the line-up early this morning and dropping another hoot of a hint (Drake) late this afternoon, the line-up for the national tour comprises a swag of mammoth names. Avicii's in. The Prodigy's coming. There's Afrojack, Example, Nero, Martin Garrix and Die Antwoord.
Add in Sigma, 2 Chainz, Klingande, Gorgon City and more and you've got arguably one of the hottest tickets of the Aussie summer.
The Future jaunt across the country begins at Sydney's Royal Randwick Racecourse on Saturday February 28 before popping off to Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and, finally, Adelaide on Monday March 09.
Tickets are on sale at noon local time on Thursday October 30.

February 28 : Sydney (Royal Randwick Racecourse)
March 01 : Perth (Arena Joondalup)
March 07 : Brisbane (RNA Showgrounds)
March 08 : Melbourne (Flemington Racecourse)
March 09 : Adelaide (Adelaide Showground)


After premiering it via Twitter yesterday morning, Latin superstar Ricky Martin has gifted the magic of the video for his latest single 'Adios' to the rest of the planet via the Vevo/YouTube platforms.
And, as promised, Ricky plays the roles of five different characters... from the bouncer to the bartender, to the singer (there's a surprise!), then later a mobster and a police officer.
It's a visual treat; rich with colour and resplendent with burlesque dancers (from L.A. troupe Harlow Gold, no less) and a soundtrack that sounds like it could've been lifted straight from the streets of Cuba.
'Adios' is the first taste of Ricky's new studio album, which Sony hints we'll see early in the new year.


Sony Music has this afternoon confirmed the Australian release of Meghan Trainor's debut album 'Title'.
Following on from her global smash 'All About That Bass', which remains at No.1 on the UK and US charts, along with her 'Title' EP back in February and her new single 'Lips Are Movin', Meghan's debut album will be among the first releases of the new year.
'Title', which is already up for pre-order on iTunes, will be released in standard and deluxe editions, the latter featuring four extra songs. Fans who pre-order the album will get 'Lips Are Movin' as a grat track.
'Title' will be released in Australia on Friday January 09.

01. The Best Part (Interlude)
02. All About That Bass
03. Dear Future Husband
04. Close Your Eyes
05. 3am
06. Like I'm Gonna Lose You
07. Dem Sticks
08. Walkashame
09. Title
10. What If I
11. Lips Are Movin
12. No Good For You * Deluxe bonus track
13. Mr. Almost * Deluxe bonus track
14. My Selfish Heart * Deluxe bonus track
15. Credit * Deluxe bonus track