Monday, October 20, 2014


Timomatic has been known primarily for his completely danceable chart hits like 'Set It Off', 'Parachute' and 'If Looks Could Kill', but on his new single 'Delilah', he's seriously mixing it up, stripping things down (metaphorically and literally) and showing us that he's about much more than the party songs.
The video has premiered within the last hour and at the time of penning this, it's still well under the 50 view mark, but given how stylish it is (and the fact Tim's sans top for a fair bit of it), it's guaranteed to start seeing plenty of clicks in the days ahead.
Smooth and polished, it's hard not to be impressed by 'Delilah', as Timo aims to take his music career to the next level. We hope his audience gets behind the song and makes it into the smash hit it deserves to be.


Settle down please. Gwen Stefani is back in the solo sphere, releasing her brand new single 'Baby Don't Lie' today.
It's been six years since she wrapped up her commitments for 'The Sweet Escape' and eight years since the album was released.
Universal Music tells us to expect Gwen's long-awaited (and as-yet-untitled) third studio album in the shops before the end of the year.
She'll no doubt reveal more as part of a Q&A on Twitter that's scheduled to take place tonight US time, meaning around 4am tomorrow on the Aussie East Coast.
A video for 'Baby Don't Lie', filmed last month in Los Angeles, is due shortly.


This spiffy-looking young man has all the more reason to smile today, for his secret is out...
Though he's still just 17 years of age, Newcastle native Just A Gent has the music industry sitting up and taking notice, inking a deal with Island Records Australia and readying the release of his debut EP.
After selling out eleven shows across the country earlier in the year, Just A Gent (aka Jacob Grant) has been making waves via his inclusion on Skrillex' compilation 'Selects', as well as his remixing of Nick Jonas' track 'Chains' and American Authors' 'Best Day Of My Life'.
But now he's stepping into the spotlight proper, with the release of his debut EP 'Stories To Tell' locked in for Boxing Day. Lead single 'Limelight' was serviced to media on Friday and is already available digitally.
Stay tuned for summer tour dates, to be announced in the weeks ahead.


According to the blurb accompanying the video for the new Passenger single '27', Los Angeles turned on a bit of a scorcher for its creation last month (41ºC), so be on the eye out for more than one bead of sweat or two trickling down his neck.
How in the world he's still standing when wearing that long sleeve shirt and jeans in that heat, we'll never know. There's not a sweat patch to be seen.
And in amongst the life-sized cigarette, the dancing girls, the heart, the trick or treaters, the human cannonball, the string quartet, the dentists and the scout master... we have to say that's quite the feat.


It's a big day for fans of Aussie performer Guy Sebastian.
First and foremost, his new single 'Mama Ain't Proud' has hit Aussie media and retail. Secondly, he'll be performing the song on 'The X Factor' grand final tonight, after appearing alongside Brothers 3 for a performance of 'Like A Drum' last night.
And thirdly - and probably most importantly for his fanbase - is the confirmation that Guy's seventh studio album 'Madness' will be released next month.
He's also set to traverse the country, on what's his most ambitious tour to date, locking in shows at arenas in all five major metropolitan centres, along with a show at the WIn Entertainment Centre in Wollongong. Tickets are on sale now.
'Madness' will be released on Friday November 21. More details as they come to hand.

TOURING : John Legend

Soul superstar John Legend will tour Australia in December, confirming a selection of stripped-back intimate indoor shows, along with a duo of A Day On The Green Events.
The US performer, whose star down under has grown immeasurably since his No.1 smash 'All Of Me', will kick off his Aussie touring commitments on December 05, with a show at the Qantas Credit Union Arena in Sydney. He'll take in shows in Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide, plus an outdoor show at Perth's Kings Domain and Botanic Gardens, as well as winery commitments in the Hunter Valley and Victoria's Yarra Valley.
Special guest on each of the dates will be 'X Factor' songstress Dami Im, who released her new album 'Heart Beats' on Friday.
Megan Washington will join proceedings for the A Day On The Green shows.
There are a number of pre-sales, kicking off with one for the fan club on Wednesday from midday local time.
General public tickets for all are on sale from 10am on Monday October 27.

December 05 : Sydney (Qantas Credit Union Arena)
December 06 : Hunter Valley (Bimbadgen Wines)
December 08 : Brisbane (Convention Centre)
December 12 : Melbourne (The Plenary)
December 13 : Yarra Valley (Rochford Wines)
December 14 : Adelaide (AEC Theatre)
December 16 : Perth (Kings Park & Botanic Gardens)


Australia's favourite Danish party band is back, confirming that they'll be hitting up stages in each of the five main capital cities from later this month.
Aqua really hit the big time back in 1997 when their novelty smash 'Barbie Girl' conquered charts across the planet, staying at No.1 here in Australia for three weeks straight and maintaining its top ten heading for a further eight.
Though many were quick to write them off as a one hit wonder, they came back just as strong with 'Doctor Jones', which stayed at No.1 for seven weeks and in the top ten for a further six.
'Lollipop (Candyman)' also hit the top ten, as did the more mature 'Turn Back Time' and they were back in the top 20 again with 'Cartoon Heroes' in 2000.
The band will roll out the hits during their Australian tour, which kicks off in Brisbane on October 31.
To celebrate their impending arrival, the amazing event publicists have given us four double passes to give away... one double pass for each of the shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Fremantle. And you have the chance to win!

October 31 : Brisbane (Eatons Hill Hotel)
November 01 : Sydney (Enmore Theatre)
November 02 : Adelaide (HQ)
November 03 : Melbourne (Palais Theatre)
November 05 : Fremantle (Metropolis)

Email us. At the address up top in the sidebar. We'll be needing your name, your address and your contact phone number (preferably mobile) so we can get in contact with you to let you know if you've won. Your details will not be used for any other purpose other than the delivery of the prizes and that's a promise. In the subject line of the email, pop the word 'AQUA', then the city to which you'd like to enter the draw. For example, if the Melbourne tix are for you, the subject line should read 'AQUA : Melbourne', for Brisbane it's 'AQUA : Brisbane'. Et cetera. But you've only got a limited amount of time in which to do so! Sounds simple enough...

Competition closes at 5pm AEDT on Wednesday October 29, 2014. Strictly one entry per person/address. Winners drawn entirely at random. Over 18s only. The competition is open to Australian residents only. Winners first names, suburbs and states will be published on the site on Wednesday October 29, 2014. We'll also email and/or call the winners to advise them of their win. One lucky winner will receive a double pass to Aqua's Brisbane show on Friday October 31, 2014, while one other lucky person gets a double pass to Aqua's Sydney show on Saturday November 01. One lucky person will pick up a double pass to the band's Melbourne show on Monday November 03 and another will pick up a double pass to the Fremantle show on Wednesday November 05. Travel to/from the event and any other associated costs (including your favourite tipple) are the sole responsibility of the winners. This prize is for the tickets only. Remember, we're fussy when it comes to keeping your details private, so they're never passed on to any third party unless previously advised. In this case, phone numbers, email and postal addresses will be passed onto the publicist solely for the distribution of prizes.

DOWNLOAD : Embody ftg. A*M*E - Give Me Your Love

You might recall British starlet A*M*E from one of our favourite pop moments of 2012, 'Play The Game Boy' (refresh your memory HERE). She bobbed up again in the middle of last year with another single ('Heartless') and has also collaborated with Duke Dumont on the Aussie top 40 hit 'Need U (100%)'.
Now she's bobbing up again, on the new single from London based producer Embody.
And it's a stylish affair. A*M*E's vocals are front and centre, with Embody's slightly '90s-leaning production with vocal sampling providing a tasty dancefloor treat.
Beyond being tasty, however, it's also free. Head on over to his FACEBOOK page, give it a 'Like' and you can whip 'Give Me Your Love' out of his hands with no money down. Sounds like a good deal to us.