Saturday, October 13, 2012
SATURDAY NEWS WRAP #112
• Also doing the rounds this week was 'Flower On The Water' a new song from Australian music legend John Williamson. The track has been released to co-incide with yesterday's tenth anniversary of the Bali bombings. John was there to perform the track at the request of Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
• A number of other tracks made it to Aussie media this week including the Prince Rama track 'So Destroyed', Heroes For Hire's 'Rip Out My Guts', No Doubt's 'Looking Hot', Gypsy & The Cat's 'Bloom' and Vee's 'Flirtatious'. For a more comprehensive rundown of the tracks serviced to media each week, keep your peepers peeled on our FACEBOOK feed.
• Live Nation announced this week that the brothers Hume (AKA Evermore) had been added to the forthcoming tour by US outfit Matchbox Twenty. The band will join the line-up of both Matchbox Twenty and INXS for each of the dates, with the only exception being the Wollongong date on November 06. Tickets for all dates are on sale now.
• Organisers of the 2012 JIMA Awards have confirmed that there'll be a brand new category in this year's awards. The award for the Best Australian Independent Label will aim to recognise excellence in the independent music scene and will be peer voted. The nominees for the award are; Elefant Traks, I Oh You, Jazzhead, Inertia Recordings and Stop Start Music. The awards will be handed out at the 7th annual Jagermeister Independent Music Awards, this Tuesday night in Melbourne.
• British singer songwriter Cosmo Jarvis has announced a national tour. The 22 year old performer released his brand new single 'Tell Me Who To Be' to digital retail yesterday and will be on Terra Australis later in the year for appearances at both the Falls and Southbound Festivals. But Cosmo has also announced headline dates in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Newcastle, Wollongong and Byron Bay. Tickets for all shows are on sale now.
• The 2013 Field Day line-up is set to be unveiled this Tuesday. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs are already locked in for next year's event, but plenty more are set to be revealed. The announcement will occur as part of the Triple J breakfast show.
• Melbourne four piece Husky kicked off their national tour in their hometown on Thursday night and are set to play the Uni Bar in Adelaide tomorrow. But the run of dates has now increased, with the band adding new shows later in the year. Added to the schedule are dates in Perth, Fremantle, Darwin, Coffs Harbour and on the Gold Coast, with tickets on sale now.
• Over on the UK album chart, it's all Muse, with their latest long played 'The 2nd Law' debuting in the top spot to knock the wind out of Mumford & Sons' sails after just one week. Crooners The Overtones debut at No.6 with their new LP 'Higher', while an ELO best of comes in at No.10.
• On the US albums chart, Mumford & Sons' mega-seller 'Babel' sits pretty for a second week at No.1, with no less than seven top ten debuts behind them... Muse, Miguel and Three Days Grace debut at Nos.2, 3 and 5 respectively, with Diana Krall, Jackie Evancho, Cher Lloyd and Van Morrison following, with premieres at Nos.6, 7, 9 and 10.
• Now with the action on the UK and US charts taken care of, you'll no doubt be wanting to know what's happening here at home on the ARIA Top 100 charts. Best that you head back here tomorrow morning for our regular Chart Watch segment - live on the site at 9am AEDT.
Posted by auspOp at Saturday, October 13, 2012