Friday, August 29, 2014


Sony Music has confirmed that Irish group The Script will make their way to Australia in October this year for an extensive promotional visit.
"Our Australian fans have been behind us from the very beginning,” band frontman Danny O’Donoghue said. “We can’t wait to come back and see everyone again in one of our favorite countries!"
The band will arrive in Australia on Thursday October 09 and the visit is set to incorporate a special one-off live performance on October 11 at Guineas Day as part of Melbourne's Caulfield Cup racing carnival.
We're presuming television appearances will also feature as part of the band's six day visit, though there's been no confirmation from their label Sony at this stage.
The Script's fourth album 'No Sound Without Silence' is set for release on Friday September 19.


We could have trumpeted that Kimbra was touring the country in November this year, but that wouldn't have quite been the case. Live Nation has today confirmed that while yes, the 'Golden Echo' songstress will indeed be performing live shows in late November, only two dates have been announced; one each in Sydney and Melbourne.
Kimbra will roll out tracks from her recently-released album 'The Golden Echo', presumably along with songs from her debut long player 'Vows'.
After playing the Powerstation in Auckland, Kimbra will settle on stage at Sydney's Metro Theatre on November 20 before heading south for a date at The HiFi in Melbourne two nights later.
Tickets for both shows are on sale this Thursday, September 04 at 10am.

November 20 : Sydney (Metro Theatre)
November 22 : Melbourne (The HiFi)

DOWNLOAD : Fe•ki - Nothing Lasts Forever

He describes his tracks as "future chill" and has been spending the past few years conjuring up some super-smooth remixes for other Aussie artists, but we're also incredibly impressed by the original stuff we're hearing from 19 year old Brisbane musician Fe•Ki.
'Nothing Lasts Forever' is his latest effort; a polished electronic production with what his publicists are describing as a "smooth, seductive R&B groove" and some stabs of chipmunk-esque vocals which only serve to deepen the intrigue.
"I wanted to capture the emotion of how it feels to realise that all good things must come to an end, but instead of dwelling on the thought that nothing lasts forever, you make the most of the moment and live with no regrets,” Fe•Ki says of the track.
Even more smashing is the fact that just by giving him a little 'like' on Facebook, 'Nothing Lasts Forever' can be yours free! Listen below; nab it HERE.


Anti-Flag – A Document Of Dissent
Avenged Sevenfold – Waking The Fallen : Resurrected
Avenged Sevenfold – Waking The Fallen : Resurrected (Special Edition)
Jimmy Barnes – 30/30
Jimmy Barnes – 30/30 (Deluxe Edition)
Blonde Redhead – Barragan
Kasey Chambers – Bittersweet
The Color Morale – Hold On Pain Ends
Freemasons – Shakedown 3 * September 01
Frnkiero And the Cellabration – Stomachaches
R Kelly – The Essential
Kim And Leanne – True West
Lucky Elephant – The Rainy Kingdom
Maroon 5 – V
Maroon 5 – V (Deluxe Edition)
J Mascis – Tied To A Star
*NSYNC – The Essential
OST – If I Stay
Brad Paisley – Moonshine In The Trunk
The Pierces – Creation
Salaam Remi – One : In The Chamber
Guy Sebastian – Come Home With Me (CD single)
Secret Garden – Just The Two Of Us
Shovels & Rope – Swimmin’ Time
Sinkane – Mean Love
The Sunny Cowgirls – My Old Man
Various – 101 Dance Hits
Various – Ministry Of Sound : Anthems 90s Volume 2
Various – Pure : 2000s Party
Various – Pure : 80s Remixes
Various – Pure : American Anthems
Various – Pure : Dance Party
Various – Pure : Metal
Various – Rewind : The 80s Album
The Vines – Wicked Nature * September 02

Bonnie Anderson – Blackout (Santoro remix)
Dead Letter Circus – Stand Apart EP
Duke Dumont – Won’t Look Back
Ella Eyre – Comeback
Godwolf – See It Through
Hardwell – Arcadia
Elesia Iimura – Believe
Kaz James – Show Me All Your Love
Klingande – Jubel Pt.2
The Kooks – Forgive & Forget
Maroon 5 – Animals
Mausi – My Friend Has A Swimming Pool
Sergio Mendes ftg. John Legend – Don’t Say Goodbye
MNEK – Wrote A Song About You
Moroccan Knights – The One For You
My Crazy Girlfriend – Baby Go
New Navy – Rosaline
Jason Owen – Damn Right
Nerina Pallot – Little Bull EP
Celia Pavey – Bodies EP
The Preatures – Somebody’s Talking
Jason Risk – Encore
Secret Someones – I Won’t Follow EP
Set Mo – The Crush EP
Singing For Humans – Singing For Humans EP
Sam Smith – I’m Not The Only One
Tonite Only ftg. Nathan Hudson – Experience
Twinsy – Tear It Down
Uberjak’d – Turn Up The Club EP
Mayra Veronica – Mama Yo!

TOURING : Yacht Club DJs

Say it isn't so!? The party boys from Ballarat - Yacht Club DJs - have announced that they're calling it a day, pulling up stumps after a fun-filled ride that's lasted for the past six years.
But they're certainly not keen on saying their farewell without one heck of a send-off, so they're embarking on the 'Hooroo!' tour to give their national fanbase one last chance to party.
The tour kicks off with a Halloween party at Hobart's Republic Bar on Friday October 31, making stops in all states bar the ACT, before wrapping up with a double date at their beloved Karova Lounge on December 19 and 20.
Tickets for all shows are on sale at 9am today.

October 31 : Hobart (Republic Bar)
November 01 : Hobart (Republic Bar)
November 07 : Byron Bay (Northern Hotel)
November 08 : Brisbane (Brightside)
November 14 : Newcastle (Cambridge Hotel)
November 15 : Sydney (Oxford Art Factory)
November 21 : Geelong (Barwon Club)
November 22 : Melbourne (Corner Hotel)
November 28 : Adelaide (Jive Bar)
November 29 : Darwin (Lost At The Vic)
December 05 : Perth (Amplifier)
December 06 : Mandurah (Toucan Club)
December 19 : Ballarat (Karova Lounge)
December 20 : Ballarat (Karova Lounge)

BROOKE FRASER : Psychosocial

Has it really been three years since New Zealand songstress Brooke Fraser last furnished us with new music? It would appear so... the last mention we have her on the site is the July 22, 2011 release of the deluxe edition of her previous album 'Flags'.
But with the quote, "We tend to see what we want to see, which may sometimes be the exact opposite, or inversion - of the reality of things", the long wait is over, with the video for new single 'Psychosocial' premiering a couple of days back.
It's an artistic black and white affair; barely a passing glance of Brooke, who spends her parts of the clip mostly cloaked, while a topless gent holds most focus and the track is an edgy pop number, resplendent with bursts of gospel in the choruses. Interesting stuff.


Let's face it, who doesn't love a bit of '90s dance from time to time? Ministry Of Sound realises this, obviously, as they deliver the second ever-so-tasty edition of their popular 'Anthems : 90s' compile, which is officially at Aussie retail as of today.
Three big discs are packed to the brim with 62 of the decade's best dance anthems, from the likes of Corona, D:Ream, La Bouche, Jam & Spoon, C+C Music Factory, Crystal Waters, Dr.Alban, Jamiroquai, Motiv8, Technotronic, The Shamen, Utah Saints and even Tokyo Ghetto Pussy.
Yes, it's a heck of a classy release and we just know you're gonna wanna get your hands on this. That's why, we've teamed up with the fine folks at Ministry Of Sound to offer up five shiny new copies of 'Anthems : 90s Vol.2' to give away to you. So jump to it! You've got but a week to enter the competition! And here's how;

Shoot us through an email containing your full name and postal address to the email address up top in the side bar. In the subject line, simply put 'How Nice To Have The '90s' and we'll whack you ever so eloquently into the draw. Easy peasy!

Competition closes at 10:00pm AEST on Friday September 05, 2014. One entry per household/email address. Open to Australian residents only. Winners drawn entirely at random. Winners' first names, suburbs/towns and states will be published on the site on Saturday September 06, 2014. Five auspOp lovers will each receive a copy of the brand new Ministry Of Sound compilation 'Anthems : 90s Volume 2', with big thanks to the saucy minxes at Ministry Of Sound. And don't forget... we're fussy with your privates and won't tart them out to anyone without your say so.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

TOURING : Gossling

Melbourne singer Gossling is headed out on tour from early November.
Though the trip around the country only takes in eight dates, it does make stops in six of our state capitals, including double dates for both Sydney and Brisbane.
The tour is in celebration of a new digital-only edition of Gossling's 2013 album 'Harvest Of Gold' which, for a limited time, also comes with a bonus EP, featuring covers of Vance Joy's 'Riptide' and Everclear's 'Santa Monica', along with remixes of the title track and the Oliver Tank remix of 'Never Expire'.
Tickets for the tour are on sale from 9am tomorrow.

November 06 : Melbourne (Corner Hotel)
November 08 : Adelaide (Uni Bar)
November 09 : Perth (Bakery)
November 11 : Sydney (Newtown Social Club)
November 12 : Sydney (Newtown Social Club)
November 19 : Brisbane (Black Bear Lodge)
November 20 : Brisbane (Black Bear Lodge)
November 21 : Darwin (Railway Club)