Wednesday, November 30, 2011

NEWS WRAP

• With the music industry slowly winding down for the year, it's the perfect time for record companies to re-service tracks to media which might not have got the exposure they originally deserved. One such tune is the latest NERVO single 'We're All No One', which was re-sent by EMI this week.
• Other new singles out there this week include Chiddy Bang's 'Ray Charles', Regurgitator's new single 'Show Me', the aforementioned new single from The Potbelleez 'Feed Off Me' and a re-service of Lana Del Rey's 'Video Games'.
• Plenty of shows selling bucketloads of tickets across the country, with Stereosonic confirming that the Melbourne event this Saturday has now officially sold out.
• Also reaching total capacity is Bondi's much celebrated new years festival Shore Thing. It had officially sold out by the close of business yesterday.
• Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds have sold out their Sydney show at the Enmore on January 23 and PJ Harvey has sold out her two Sydney concerts in January, as well as her first Melbourne show. Tickets for all other dates are selling fast.
• In further tour news, British outfit Metronomy (pictured) has announced further Australian concerts in January, adding dates in both Sydney and Brisbane to that already announced in Melbourne. The band, here for Falls Festival, Field Day, Summafieldayze and Southbound, will play The Zoo in Brisbane on January 04 and Sydney's Manning Bar on January 06.
• Rock outfit Incubus has announced two new shows for their Australian tour in February. The band will play a second Melbourne concert at the city's Festival Hall on February 07 and have also announced a show in Canberra - at the Royal Theatre on February 04. Tickets for both shows are on sale on Thursday December 08.
• Aussie country music superstar John Williamson has inked a new deal with Warner Music. The singer, famous for his classic track 'True Blue', will celebrate the new partnership with the release of a brand new album entitled 'The Big Red' in January. Commenting on the new deal, the singer said, "It’s great to join with Warner Music who share the same passion for the material and I’m looking forward to what we can achieve together."
• Fellow Aussie country star Troy Cassar-Daley has revealed a brand new single entitled 'Country Is'. The track is the first to be lifted from the singer's new album 'Home', due for release on March 02. Troy will hit the road early in the new year for an extensive regional tour, kicking off in Tamworth on January 26.
• Fans of Owl City will be able to get their peepers stimulated early in the new year when Shock Records releases the star's live DVD 'Live From Los Angeles'. The release encompasses Owl City's LA show which was part of his 'All Things Bright And Beautiful' world tour. It'll hit Australian retail on DVD and BluRay on Friday February 10.
• We last caught up with Melbourne outfit The Hello Morning when they teamed up with Bertie Blackman earlier this year. They'll launch their new single 'Stone Cold Lover' on Tuesday next week with a number of live shows, including the Annandale Hotel in Sydney. Find them on TWITTER for more details.
• Looks like Rihanna and Calvin Harris are in for the long haul on the British singles chart, notching up another week on top. Olly Murs failed to dent their seemingly unassailable lead with his new single 'Dance With Me Tonight', having to settle instead for a No.2 debut. Avicii's current dancefloor anthem 'Levels' debuted at No.4, with Kelly Rowland's new single 'Down For Whatever' debuting at No.6 and Rebecca Ferguson's debut single 'Nothing's Real But Love' rounding out the top ten debuts at No.10.
• And on the UK album chart, Rihanna has bagged the No.1 position with her new long player 'Talk That Talk'. Boyband One Direction won't be too dejected with a No.2 debut for their first album 'Up All Night' and there are two more new entries in the top five - Westlife's best-of at No.4 and Kate Bush's '50 Words For Snow' at No.5. Nickelback's 'Here And Now' debuts at No.10.
One thing that will be worrying the gang at Fascination is the chart performance of girl group The Saturdays. After a No.15 debut for their single 'My Heart Takes Over' last week, their album comes in at a disappointing No.23. As mentioned earlier this week, the album has been released to our local iTunes store.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did any stations pick up Pixie Lott's All About Tonight after it was re-serviced a few weeks ago? And is the new Olly Murs single getting any local action?

auspOp said...

Hey Anonymous,

No additions for either Pixie Lott or Olly Murs to any Australian radio station last week.

The auspOp team

Nathan said...

Why are they making is wait so long! I need this Owl City DVD NOW! Also Australian radio stations are ignoring Olly Murs music. The new album is near perfect.

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