Saturday, September 20, 2014
• Melbourne DJ Dirty South (aka Dragan Roganovic) will also release his new album at the end of next month. Entitled 'With You', the album complements a short film of the same name which was created to give a visual context to the musical project. Both will be released on October 31.
• Diplo and Skrillex have combined their extraordinary talents to create a new project entitled 'Jack Ü'. Teaming up with Canadian vocalist Kiesza, the duo has unveiled their lead single 'Take Ü There' to rapturous applause, particularly from tastemaker DJ Zane Lowe, who's deemed it worthy of his 'Hottest Record In The World' badge. The single's out now.
• The Living End will play three intimate shows from late next month. They'll play Canberra's ANU Bar on October 30, Waves in Wollongong on October 31 and the Metro Theatre in Sydney on November 06. Tickets for all three are on sale this Thursday. The band is also supporting Jimmy Barnes on his upcoming A Day On The Green shows.
• Organisers of the Beyond The Valley new years festival in Victoria have added a swag more talent to the roster for this year's event. Allday, Tourist, Hermitude and Indian Summer are among the handful of new additions, taking to 48 the number of acts to take to the stage during the two day event.
• Meghan Trainor is No.1 for the second week in a row on this week's Billboard Hot 100 singles charts over in the US. There's still no shaking Taylor Swift out of the No.2 spot, however and Nicki's 'Anaconda' is still shaking at No.3. Charli XCX's 'Boom Clap' is back into the top ten at No.10.
• It's a heck of a big week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, with seven new entries in this week's top ten. The best performing of the bunch was Lecrae's 'Anomaly', which premiered in the top spot, prising Maroon 5's 'V' out after just one week. From there, the run of top ten entries goes as follows; No.3 - Jhene Aiko's 'Souled Out', No.4 - Ryan Adams' 'Ryan Adams', No.5 - Lee Brice's 'I Don't Dance', No.7 - Interpol's 'El Pintor', No.8 - Dustin Lynch's 'Where It's At' and No.10 - Robert Plant's 'Lullaby... And The Ceaseless Roar'. The debuts kept coming in the top 20, with Banks' 'Goddess' new at No.12, Rittz' 'Next To Nothing' new at No.14, Meghan Trainor's 'Title EP' in at No.15 and our very own Vance Joy's 'Dream Your Life Away' - a new entry at No.17.
• Don't forget we're back at 7pm on the East Coast with a full wrap up of all things chart here in Australia with our weekly Chart Watch!
Posted by auspOp at Saturday, September 20, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
Though its release has been delayed by two weeks, 'Rodeo' has been described as "an upbeat pop track that oozes sass" and now has a cover image (above).
It was co-written and produced by Billy Mann, who's previously worked with P!nk and John Legend, along with Ricki-Lee on her single 'Raining Diamonds'.
'Rodeo' will be released on Friday October 10.
This is Havana's second clip reveal in just two weeks after 'Ba*Bing' last week and along with club appearances and work on the latest edition of 'Crave', she's a hella busy girl.
While it's not written in the stars just yet, we can well imagine that in the weeks ahead, we'll be reporting on 'Better Not Said' scoring Australia's premier female dancefloor vixen her fifth Billboard No.1 dance hit.
It's a rather stark black and white affair, with our Sydney-based starlet arguably the most clothed out of a mob of hot young club-goers, all of whom are gaining varying levels of enjoyment from their dancefloor experience. There's pushing, shoving, punching, snogging, smoking, throwing up.
But in amongst it all, Alison remains 'Cold', calm and collected.
The Hype Williams-directed clip premiered late this morning Australian time; J-Lo (and Iggy to a lesser extent) rolling out their most curvaceous assets for all to see.
'Booty' is arguably more tuneful than 'Anaconda', but it's no less predictable.
Anastacia is no stranger to chart success down under, having hit the No.1 spot twice (with 'I'm Outta Love' and 'Left Outside Alone' in 2000 and 2004 respectively) and dusted the top 40 with other hits including 'Not That Kind', 'Sick And Tired', 'One Day In Your Life' and 'Boom'.
Released in standard and deluxe digital formats, along with the deluxe physical edition, 'Resurrection' will begin its life at Aussie retailers on Friday October 10.
The tour kicks off at Melbourne's Corner Hotel on Wednesday October 29 before making stops in Sydney, Wollongong, Perth, Adelaide and finally Brisbane.
Lanie will also perform the support role for the recently-announced Tom Jones gig at Melbourne's Forum Theatre this Wednesday night.
Tickets for her national tour are on sale this Monday; the album 'Night Shade' is out October 24.
October 29 : Melbourne (Corner Hotel)
October 30 : Sydney (Newtown Social Club)
October 31 : Wollongong (Anita's Theatre)
November 07 : Perth (The Bakery)
November 08 : Adelaide (Jive Bar)
November 15 : Brisbane (The HiFi)
No doubt there'll be a collective sigh of relief blowing through The Veronicas camp today; the release of their new single 'You Ruin Me' and the premiere of the official video (below) met with open arms by their loyal supporters, who've sent the track straight to the top of the iTunes chart.
The clip, filmed at Sydney's divine State Theatre, sees the girls give a spine-tingling performance for an audience of just one... one man who it seems has done the girls wrong. The lesson in all of this? That the Veronicas are still a force to be reckoned with.