Tuesday, June 7, 2011

NEWS WRAP

• The Fatty Gets A Stylist project has been shrouded in much secrecy over the past 12 months or more - we first featured them on the site back in September last year and, though we knew Kate Miller-Heidke's other half Keir Nuttall was involved, we wondered just who else might be behind the band. Turns out, of course, that Fatty Gets A Stylist is the brainchild of Keir and Kate and their forthcoming self-titled album (pictured) hits on July 01. Sony serviced the official first single from the project - a track called 'Are You Ready?' to radio this week.
• Aussie singer Zoë Badwi is another whose new song is at radio this week. The track, called 'Carry Me Home', is the fourth single to be lifted from her forthcoming self-titled debut LP.
• Neon has also serviced a more mellow 'Candlelight Mix' of Wynter Gordon's new single 'Til Death', EMI popped out a couple of tunes from the new Danger Mouse/Daniele Luppi collaboration 'Rome' ('The Rose With The Broken Neck' featuring Jack White and 'Problem Queen' featuring Norah Jones) as well as 'Lily' from the latest Kate Bush LP 'Director's Cut'.
• Pnau's new single 'Solid Ground' is at radio land along with the new Chase & Status single 'Time' and Gypsy & The Cat's 'Running Romeo'. Look for a more comprehensive list of the tracks taken to Aussie radio this week on our FACEBOOK feed tomorrow morning.
• It's been a ratings success over in the US, so naturally there's talk about an Australian edition of 'The Voice' making its way to our small screens here soon. But for those who just can't wait for a local version to appear and were quite taken by the American version, Universal Music is releasing a whole swag of the US performances digitally on Monday next week.
• British outfit Elbow has added another Splendour sideshow in Melbourne. The band's first performance in the Victorian capital has now officially sold out, so a second date has been added at the Palace Theatre - on Thursday July 28. Tickets for the new gig are on sale this Thursday, with pre-sale on sale from 9am today.
• Speaking of all things British, the UK singles chart this week once again belongs to Pitbull and his latest single 'Give Me Everything'. There's little change in the top five placings, but Alex Gaudino's stomping new single 'What A Feeling' with Kelly Rowland debuts in the No.06 spot. Rihanna's 'California King Bed' and Jennifer Lopez' 'I'm Into You' also appear in the top ten.
• And on the UK album chart, Lady Gaga holds steady in top spot with her album 'Born This Way'. Adele keeps on keeping on in positions two and three, while Pierces debut at No.4 with 'You And I'. Seasick Steve's album 'You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks' is in at No.6 and Status Quo's 'Quid Pro Quo' debuts at No.10.

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