Tuesday, September 23, 2014


New Zealand duo Broods are doing rather well for themselves at the moment. After recently enjoying a top five album debut down under, along with a slew of sell-out tour dates around the world, it looks like us Aussies can't get enough of the brother/sister duo, with confirmation from Live Nation that their recently announced show at Sydney's Metro Theatre is just about sold out.
To cope with demand, they've added a second show at the Metro Theatre - on Sunday November 23.
But the early bird catches the worm... tickets are on sale tomorrow at 10am.

November 22 : Sydney (Metro Theatre)
November 23 : Sydney (Metro Theatre) NEW SHOW
November 26 : Melbourne (Forum Theatre)
November 27 : Brisbane (The HiFi)
November 28 : Perth (Capitol Theatre)


The lads from British boyband Collabro aren't half up Simon Cowell's alley (so to speak).
All naturally talented, all naturally attractive, all with a penchant for musical theatre, it's a wonder we didn't see his eyes light up with dollar signs when they first auditioned for 'Britain's Got Talent' earlier in the year.
After winning the show (was the result ever really in doubt), they signed to Simon's own label Syco (surprise!) and went on to release their debut album 'Stars' in the UK last month. It debuted at No.1. Kerching!
Now, however, Michael, Thomas, Richard, Jamie and Matt are turning their sights to Australia, with Sony confirming they'll be releasing 'Stars' here late next month.
Showcasing the gents' collective love for musical theatre, the album is packed with instantly recognisable tracks like 'Stars' and 'Bring Him Home' from 'Les Miserables', 'Over The Rainbow' from 'The Wizard Of Oz' and 'Somewhere' from 'West Side Story'.
The movies are covered, with 'Come What May' from 'Moulin Rouge', 'With You' from 'Ghost' and the kids' staple 'Let It Go' from 'Frozen', along with more contemporary songs, like 'Say Something' by A Great Big World' and 'All Of Me' by John Legend.
The 'Stars' will shine in Australia from Friday October 31. We wouldn't be surprised to see a promo tour by year's end.


When Kendrick Lamar teased on Friday that his new single 'i' was coming soon, he wasn't joking.
Though the US performer was a little sketchy on the details - and they're still scant to say the least - what we've learned late this afternoon from his Aussie label Universal is that the new single is a lot closer than folks might expect.
According to them, 'i' will make its way to the Aussie iTunes store from midnight tonight on the East Coast, ahead of its premiere at Aussie media in the morning, giving punters the first taste of his upcoming third studio album.


Apart from her contribution to the soundtrack of 'The Great Gatsby', Black Eyed Peas frontwoman Fergie has left us waiting a hella long time for new solo music. Before 'A Little Party Never Killed Nobody', one's pop memory has to stretch way back to 2008 for the last new single from the songstress.
Beyond that, it's more than eight years since she released her one and only album 'The Dutchess'.
But all that's about to change, with the singer revealing she'll drop a brand new single called 'L.A. Love (La La)' next week.
Produced by DJ Mustard, the single is expected to drop worldwide on Monday.
Presumably an album is set to follow.


With less than three weeks before pop superstar Miley Cyrus touches down in Australia for the local leg of her 'Bangerz' world tour, the team at Dainty Group have confirmed those all-important artists who are tasked with warming up the crowds before the tongue-lashing headliner hits the stage.
Aussie DJ duo The Faders, who release the second edition of their 'F.U.N.' compilation series this Friday, are on board in special guest capacity at both the Sydney and Melbourne shows.
New York trio Lolawolf have also been confirmed to play their part, though it would appear that they won't quite be able to make it to our shores in time to play the Melbourne show, which kicks proceedings off on Friday October 10. They will, however, play Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.
Remaining tickets are on sale now.

October 10 : Melbourne (Rod Laver Arena)
October 15 : Brisbane (Entertainment Centre)
October 17 : Sydney (Allphones Arena)
October 20 : Adelaide (Entertainment Centre)
October 23 : Perth (Perth Arena)

Monday, September 22, 2014


British boyband Rixton will release their debut album 'Let The Road' early in the new year.
The four piece has already garnered No.1 success in their homeland via their breakout smash 'Me And My Broken Heart' (also a top 50 single here in Australia) and they're hoping to do it again with their follow-up 'Wait On Me'.
"'Let The Road' is something we're incredibly proud of," confirms Jake Roche from the band. "Songs have survived six years to make it on this album, back when me and Danny we're writing in the caravan having no idea where they would end up. We feel incredibly humbled to be able to share this with our fans, and we hope you enjoy listening to it, just as much as we enjoyed making it.”
'Let The Road' is set to comprise ten songs in all, with most co-penned with their producer Benny Blanco. UK songwriter Ed Sheeran contributes a track too, though which is still unknown.
What's also unknown at this stage is the Australian release date. In the US, it's due on January 06, while parts of Europe will get it on January 02.

01. Let The Road
02. Wait On Me
03. Appreciated
04. Beautiful Excuses
05. Me And My Broken Heart
06. Hotel Ceiling
07. I Like Girls
08. Speakerphone
09. We All Want The Same Thing
10. Whole


Though Ella's already tasted some Australian chart success - courtesy of her vocal appearance on Rudimental's 'Waiting All Night' - her sole solo effort thus far, 'If I Go', passed us by down under with barely a whimper.
With album 'Feline' currently on the backburner, no doubt the gang at EMI are hoping that new single 'Comeback', which was serviced to media yesterday, can reignite Ella's chart fortunes.
It's a track about a break-up. Clearly a painful break-up, especially given Ella's actions in the clip, which basically amount to a demolition job on her ex's house. She's obviously not one to be messed with.
Single, remixes and EP are all released digitally this Friday.


Melbourne songstress Giulietta is back with a brand new single and a brand new video to boot.
This time, she's headed 'Uptown', for another mid-tempo urban-focused single which has been crafted by Los Angeles-based producer DJ Praajex.
Giulietta has confirmed that she's been working with Praajex on her forthcoming third album release, which we'll see by year's end.
In the clip, she's clearly enjoying the hotel-based company of a male, living it up with bubbles, bubbles and a crap-load of (albeit fake) $100 notes.