Monday, September 22, 2014

AN ELLA-VA COMEBACK

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.

GIULIETTA : Uptown

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.


http://youtu.be/YJ6g7o6Rk4g

DOWNLOAD : Bowts - Recur

What can we tell you about Bowts (left)? Well, not much, to be perfectly honest.
What we do know is that he's a male (well, duh!?), he's from Paris, 'Recur' is his debut effort and it's clear after one listen that Bowts evidently knows a thing or two about what'll get audiences slamming their drinks on the bar and screaming onto the dancefloor.
We also know that the performer is giving the five and a half minute epic away as a free download, presumably in an effort to get his name out there.
'Recur' is a thundering club monster which has the potential to set any dancefloor alight and yes, you can bag it for nuttin', simply by hitting that download link in the Soundcloud embed below.
Maybe give him a 'Like' on FACEBOOK to say 'merci'.


https://soundcloud.com/bowts/recur-original-mix

Sunday, September 21, 2014

THE auspOp DIARY



WEEK COMMENCING SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

TICKETS ON SALE
Monday : Lanie Lane (Nationally)
Monday : Todd Terry (Melbourne)
Monday : Willow Beats (Nationally)
Tuesday : Violent Soho (Nationally)
Thursday : Above & Beyond (Sydney, Melbourne)
Thursday : The Living End (Sydney, Canberra, Wollongong)
Friday : Mariah Carey (Nationally)


Sep 22 : ADELAIDE – Justin Timberlake (Entertainment Centre)
Sep 22 : BRISBANE – Robbie Williams (Entertainment Centre)
Sep 22 : SYDNEY – Boy & Bear (Opera House)
Sep 23 : ADELAIDE – Justin Timberlake (Entertainment Centre)
Sep 23 : BRISBANE – Robbie Williams (Entertainment Centre)
Sep 23 : DUBBO – Reece Mastin (Regional Theatre)
Sep 23 : PERTH – Angus & Julia Stone (Concert Hall)
Sep 23 : TOWNSVILLE – Missy Higgins (Entertainment Centre)
Sep 24 : ADELAIDE – Bluejuice (Uni Bar)
Sep 24 : BRISBANE – Sara Bareilles (The Tivoli)
Sep 24 : MACKAY – Missy Higgins (Entertainment & Convention Centre)
Sep 24 : MELBOURNE – Tom Jones (Forum Theatre)
Sep 24 : MELBOURNE – Wunder Wunder (Shebeen)
Sep 24 : NEWCASTLE – Sandi Thom (The Depot)
Sep 24 : PERTH – Andrea Bocelli (Perth Arena)
Sep 24 : SYDNEY – Slumberjack (World Bar)
Sep 24 : TAMWORTH – Reece Mastin (West Tamworth Leagues Club)
Sep 25 : ADELAIDE – Bluejuice (Uni Bar)
Sep 25 : ADELAIDE – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard (Jive Bar)
Sep 25 : ADELAIDE – Miami Horror (Fowlers Live)
Sep 25 : ALBANY – Boy & Bear (Entertainment Centre)
Sep 25 : BRISBANE – Meg Mac (Black Bear Lodge)
Sep 25 : CANBERRA – Kingswood (ANU Bar)
Sep 25 : CANBERRA – Sandi Thom (The Abbey)
Sep 25 : CRONULLA – Steve Smyth (Brass Monkey)
Sep 25 : FREMANTLE – DMAs (Mojo’s)
Sep 25 : HOBART – Courtney Barnett (Brisbane Hotel)
Sep 25 : MARGARET RIVER – Wagons (Settlers Tavern)
Sep 25 : MELBOURNE – Bombay Bicycle Club (Forum Theatre)
Sep 25 : MELBOURNE – The Griswolds (Corner Hotel)
Sep 25 : MELBOURNE – Safia (Northcote Social Club)
Sep 25 : MOOLOOLABA – Slumberjack (Helm Nightclub)
Sep 25 : NEWCASTLE – Ball Park Music (Bar On The Hill)
Sep 25 : PORT MACQUARIE – Reece Mastin (Glasshouse Theatre)
Sep 25 : SYDNEY – Gary Allan (Enmore Theatre)
Sep 26 : ADELAIDE – Meg Mac (Pirie & Co Social Club)
Sep 26 : BALLARAT – The Griswolds (Karova Lounge)
Sep 26 : BENDIGO – Safia (Star Bar)
Sep 26 : BRISBANE – Slumberjack (TBC Club)
Sep 26 : BRISBANE – Justin Timberlake (Entertainment Centre)
Sep 26 : BUNBURY – Boy & Bear (Entertainment Centre)
Sep 26 : BYRON BAY – Castlecomer (Northern Hotel)
Sep 26 : CALOUNDRA – Missy Higgins (Events Centre)
Sep 26 : CANBERRA – One Day (ANU Bar)
Sep 26 : FREMANTLE – Courtney Barnett (Fly By Night)
Sep 26 : FREMANTLE – The Cat Empire (Arts Centre)
Sep 26 : HOBART – Andy Bull (Waratah Hotel)
Sep 26 : KATOOMBA – Steve Smyth (Baroque Bar)
Sep 26 : MELBOURNE – Jillionaire (Can’t Say)
Sep 26 : MELBOURNE – Maxi Priest (Brown Alley)
Sep 26 : MELBOURNE – Miami Horror (170 Russell)
Sep 26 : MELBOURNE – Angus & Julia Stone (Palais Theatre)
Sep 26 : MELBOURNE – Sunbeam Sound Machine (Shebeen)
Sep 26 : MELBOURNE – Sandi Thom (Esplanade Hotel)
Sep 26 : NEWCASTLE – Reece Mastin (Panthers)
Sep 26 : PENRITH – The Voice Kids (Panthers)
Sep 26 : PERTH – Bluejuice (Capitol Theatre)
Sep 26 : PERTH – DMAs (Amplifier)
Sep 26 : PERTH – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard (The Bakery)
Sep 26 : PERTH – Wagons (Under The Clothesline)
Sep 26 : ROZELLE – Shannon Noll (Bridge Hotel)
Sep 26 : SYDNEY – Ball Park Music (Enmore Theatre)
Sep 26 : SYDNEY – Mammals (Goodgod Small Club)
Sep 27 : ADELAIDE – Courtney Barnett (Jive Bar)
Sep 27 : BALLARAT – Safia (Karova Lounge)
Sep 27 : BRISBANE – Bombay Bicycle Club (The Tivoli)
Sep 27 : BRISBANE – Anthony Callea (Convention & Exhibition Centre)
Sep 27 : BRISBANE – Missy Higgins (Convention & Entertainment Centre)
Sep 27 : BRISBANE – Justin Timberlake (Entertainment Centre)
Sep 27 : CANBERRA – The Griswolds (Zierholz)
Sep 27 : CANBERRA – Hands Like Houses (ANU Bar)
Sep 27 : CASTLE HILL – Reece Mastin (Castle Hill RSL)
Sep 27 : CLARE VALLEY – Sandi Thom (HATs Courthouse Cultural Centre)
Sep 27-28 : HYDEN – Wave Rock Weekender (Wave Rock Caravan Park)
Sep 27 : MELBOURNE – Andy Bull (Corner Hotel)
Sep 27 : MELBOURNE – Slumberjack (Bottom End)
Sep 27 : NEWCASTLE – The Voice Kids (Civic Theatre)
Sep 27 : PERTH – The Cat Empire (Metro City)
Sep 27 : SYDNEY – Jillionaire (Pacha)
Sep 27 : SYDNEY – Listen Out Festival (Centennial Park)
Sep 27 : SYDNEY – Shannon Noll (The Basement)
Sep 27 : SYDNEY – Surry Hills Festival
Sep 27 : SYDNEY – Robbie Williams (Allphones Arena)
Sep 28 : ADELAIDE – Sandi Thom (Trinity Sessions)
Sep 28 : BRISBANE – Gary Allan (Convention & Exhibition Centre)
Sep 28 : BRISBANE – Castlecomer (Black Bear Lodge)
Sep 28 : FREMANTLE – Boy & Bear (Arts Centre)
Sep 28 : FREMANTLE – Miami Horror (Newport Hotel)
Sep 28 : GOSFORD – Steve Smyth (Rhythm Hut)
Sep 28 : MELBOURNE – Andy Bull (Corner Hotel)
Sep 28 : PERTH – Listen Out Festival (Ozone Reserve)
Sep 28 : REVESBY – Reece Mastin (Workers Club)
Sep 28 : SYDNEY – Bombay Bicycle Club (Metro Theatre)
Sep 28 : SYDNEY – The Voice Kids (Enmore Theatre)
Sep 28 : SYDNEY – Robbie Williams (Allphones Arena)
Sep 28 : TOOWOOMBA – Missy Higgins (Empire Theatre)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

CHART WATCH

There's a new No.1 on the ARIA singles chart, with Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' knocked off the top spot after a three week rule. And another week, another new No.1 on the ARIA albums chart, but on this occasion, the champagne corks will be popping in inner Sydney, with EMI taking the spoils. Who's debuted where? Who's dropped? Who's earned what accreditation? Find out in this week's Chart Watch.

SINGLES
After three weeks on the trot in the No.1 position on the ARIA singles chart, Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' has finally shaken off the boil, replaced in the top spot by Ms Megan Trainor and her smash hit 'All About That Bass'. An appearance on 'The X Factor' certainly didn't harm the single's sales any; returning to the No.1 position with a shiny new triple platinum accreditation.
That's not to say Taylor's gone too far at this stage, though. She's only down to No.2, with Timmy Trumpet's 'Freaks' bulleting from No.7 to No.3. Nathaniel also has a top five hit on his hands with 'Live Louder' which, also thanks to an 'X Factor' performance, bullets from No.22 on debut to No.5.
Calvin Harris and John Newman hit the top ten (at No.10) after premiering in the No.19 position last week, while Lilly Wood's 'Prayer In C' has hit platinum (No.12).
The new Sigma single 'Changing', which features the vocals of British starlet Paloma Faith, premieres at No.19. The week's highest debut, the single gives Paloma two entries in the top 20 (behind 'Only Love Can Hurt Like This' at No.13).
5 Seconds Of Summer's 'Amnesia' drops 13 places to No.24, Maroon 5's 'Maps' regains some chart ground to place at No.31, just one place shy of its peak position thus far, Fences, Macklemore & Lewis are up 20 spots with 'Arrows' (No.55 to No.35) and Ed Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud' re-enters at a new peak of No.41.
Dean Ray's 'X Factor' cover of 'Budapest' slides 28 positions to No.43, Charli XCX's 'Boom Clap' drops 11 and the Eminem/Sia collaboration 'Guts Over Fear' drops ten places to No.45, just one spot higher than The Vamps' debut with 'Oh Cecilia (Breaking My Heart)'.
Dami Im's 'Gladiator' drops out of the top 50 this week, but as predicted during last week's Chart Watch, that gold sales accreditation wasn't far away. It's officially certified gold as of this week (No.51).
Delta Goodrem's cover of Martika's 'Love... Thy Will Be Done' premieres at No.59, Vance Joy's 'Mess Is Mine' drops 19 positions to No.60 and Flight Facilities' new single 'Two Bodies', featuring vocals by Brisbane starlet Emma Louise, debuts at No.67, just three places higher than Alesso's 'Heroes (We Could Be)'.
Duke Dumont's 'Won't Look Back' stumbles 24 places (No.51 to No.75), Kid Ink's 'Body Language' is new at No.77 and Alt-J's 'Left Hand Free' re-enters the top 100 for a fourth week at a new peak of No.80.
There's a new entry for Havana Brown ('Better Not Said' at No.81), another for 'The X Factor' songstress Marlisa Punzalan ('Nothing Else Matters' at No.87) and more for Alex & Sierra ('Scarecrow' at No.89), Dean Ray ('New Sensation' at No.90) and Meg Mac ('Roll Up Your Sleeves' at No.97).

ALBUMS
As always, some big second week drops on this week's ARIA albums chart, but we'll get to those in due time. For now, let's talk about Australia's love of The Madden Brothers, which continues with their new album 'Greetings From California', which us Aussies have sent straight to the top of the ARIA albums chart. So we guess, "Greetings from Australia", boys!
New at No.2 is Slash's LP 'World On Fire', while Sam Smith's 'In The Lonely Hour' improves to No.3. The new Megan Washington album premieres at a respectable No.5, while Vance Joy's LP 'Dream Your Life Away' slides five spots from its No.1 debut last week to No.6.
New at No.15 is Train's 'Bulletproof Picasso', up seven to No.14 is 5 Seconds Of Summer's eponymously-titled set, up 11 is Kingswood's 'Microscopic Wars' and Motionless In White's 'Reincarnate' premieres at No.19.
The Eagles' 'Selected Works' drops 12 positions in week No.6, Robbie Williams' national tour sees his album 'Swings Both Ways' kick into top 30 gear (it's up from No.60 to No.25), but big second week drops for Ryan Adams' 'Ryan Adams' (No.10 to No.27) and Interpol's 'El Pintor' (No.11 to No.28).
Improvements for Sia, 360, Taylor Henderson, P!nk and Chet Faker. Drops for The Wolfe Brothers, The Kooks, The Tea Party and Banks (the latter down 27 places to No.44).
Queen's 'The Platinum Collection' takes a dive now that their tour is over (No.28 to No.46), but The Wiggles' best-of improves from No.77 to No.47.
Justin Timberlake's national tour pays dividends for 'The 20/20 Experience', which re-enters the countdown at No.54. Willow Beats' 'Water' trickles into the top 100 on debut at No.56 and John Williamson's 'Honest People' is off 38 places to No.59.
Counting Crows' 'Somewhere Under Wonderland' also suffers a second week sales plunge... down from No.27 to No.62.
Seekae's 'The Worry' is new at No.64, Adam Harvey's 'Family Life' drops from No.36 to No.70 and Brad Paisley's 'Moonshine In The Drunk' slumps 31 spots to No.78.
In Flames' 'Siren Charms' and The Black Keys' 'Turn Blue' are some of the week's biggest drops, however, down 48 and 55 positions respectively. Russell Morris' 'Van Diemen's Land' sheds 39 positions (No.51 to No.90).
There's a new entry for the 'Chef' soundtrack at No.96 and last week's top 50 albums for Tina Arena and Justin Townes Earle are gone from the top 100.

For a full run down of the ARIA top 50s, head over to the ARIA CHARTS WEBSITE, every Saturday from 7:00pm AEST.

MINISTRY SPRING WINNERS

Spring... is in. Those fine folks at Ministry Of Sound last week dropped the latest edition of their always amazing 'Clubbers Guide To Spring' compilations and in 2014 guise, it's another stonkingly good release.
Remixed by The Only and Komes, the double disc set (also a digital release, obviously) comprises a galaxy of stars from the EDM world, yes, but stars also from the mainstream world given a little EDM love.
Duke Dumont, Timmy Trumpet, Uberjak'd, Coldplay, Hardwell, Will Sparks and Cedric Gervais all feature, as do some of Australia's biggest club anthems of the moment. Yes, it's right up to date with the very latest. Including the aforementioned new Hardwell single which features guest vocals from British starlet Luciana.
(She, of course, was the answer to the question we posed last week along with the giveaway).
Yes, with thanks to the charming team at Ministry Of Sound Australia, we gave away five copies. Yes, there are five winning entries. So without further ado... who's bagged themselves a copy?

Travis from Canning Vale in Western Australia, Fong from Bankstown in New South Wales, Daniel from West End in Queensland, Daniel from South Morang in Victoria and Luke from Berri in South Australia!

Look! They're headed out all over the country this week! Gents, a copy of 'Clubbers Guide To Spring 2014' will be in your post box shortly!
And as always, a big thankyou to everyone who entered.

SATURDAY NEWS WRAP #167

• Sony Music has confirmed the Australian release of the new Nicole Scherzinger album 'Big Fat Lie'. Containing the new single 'On The Rocks', the album gets its title from the song of the same name, which Nicole says, holds special meaning. "‘Big Fat Lie’ is about how we mask what’s really going on. This album is about me revealing some of my personal struggles and facing them head on. Once you realize something is a lie you are on your way to the truth, where you will find your own clarity, peace and acceptance," she said in a statement. 'Big Fat Lie' is out in Australia on Friday October 24.
• Melbourne DJ Dirty South (aka Dragan Roganovic) will also release his new album at the end of next month. Entitled 'With You', the album complements a short film of the same name which was created to give a visual context to the musical project. Both will be released on October 31.
• Diplo and Skrillex have combined their extraordinary talents to create a new project entitled 'Jack Ü'. Teaming up with Canadian vocalist Kiesza, the duo has unveiled their lead single 'Take Ü There' to rapturous applause, particularly from tastemaker DJ Zane Lowe, who's deemed it worthy of his 'Hottest Record In The World' badge. The single's out now.

• This (left) is Olly Murs. He uploaded this photo of his time in the recording studio early last month. Could he have been laying down vocals for the soon-to-be-released lead single from his forthcoming fourth studio album? And could said lead single feature Travie McCoy in a guest role? Maybe. We hear preparations for the single project are all but wrapped up.
• The Living End will play three intimate shows from late next month. They'll play Canberra's ANU Bar on October 30, Waves in Wollongong on October 31 and the Metro Theatre in Sydney on November 06. Tickets for all three are on sale this Thursday. The band is also supporting Jimmy Barnes on his upcoming A Day On The Green shows.
• Organisers of the Beyond The Valley new years festival in Victoria have added a swag more talent to the roster for this year's event. Allday, Tourist, Hermitude and Indian Summer are among the handful of new additions, taking to 48 the number of acts to take to the stage during the two day event.

• Meghan Trainor is No.1 for the second week in a row on this week's Billboard Hot 100 singles charts over in the US. There's still no shaking Taylor Swift out of the No.2 spot, however and Nicki's 'Anaconda' is still shaking at No.3. Charli XCX's 'Boom Clap' is back into the top ten at No.10.
• It's a heck of a big week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, with seven new entries in this week's top ten. The best performing of the bunch was Lecrae's 'Anomaly', which premiered in the top spot, prising Maroon 5's 'V' out after just one week. From there, the run of top ten entries goes as follows; No.3 - Jhene Aiko's 'Souled Out', No.4 - Ryan Adams' 'Ryan Adams', No.5 - Lee Brice's 'I Don't Dance', No.7 - Interpol's 'El Pintor', No.8 - Dustin Lynch's 'Where It's At' and No.10 - Robert Plant's 'Lullaby... And The Ceaseless Roar'. The debuts kept coming in the top 20, with Banks' 'Goddess' new at No.12, Rittz' 'Next To Nothing' new at No.14, Meghan Trainor's 'Title EP' in at No.15 and our very own Vance Joy's 'Dream Your Life Away' - a new entry at No.17.
• Don't forget we're back at 7pm on the East Coast with a full wrap up of all things chart here in Australia with our weekly Chart Watch!

Friday, September 19, 2014

BONNIE READIES HER RODEO

More details have come to hand about the new Bonnie Anderson single 'Rodeo', which we revealed on the site two weeks ago.
Though its release has been delayed by two weeks, 'Rodeo' has been described as "an upbeat pop track that oozes sass" and now has a cover image (above).
It was co-written and produced by Billy Mann, who's previously worked with P!nk and John Legend, along with Ricki-Lee on her single 'Raining Diamonds'.
'Rodeo' will be released on Friday October 10.