Thursday, October 2, 2014


Brooke Fraser will release her new album 'Brutal Romantic' next month. And what's more, she'll tour Australia in March.
The songstress recently reemerged on the music scene with the gospel-infused edgy pop number 'Psychosocial' and the album's lead single 'Kings & Queens' and now follows it up with a collection of ten new recordings that have been produced by David Kosten, who's previously worked on releases for Marina & The Diamonds and Bat For Lashes.
The album's out on Friday November 14.

01. Psychosocial
02. Thunder
03. Start A War
04. Kings + Queens
05. Bloodrush
06. Brutal Romance
07. Je Suis Pret
08. Magical Machine
09. New Histories
10. New Year’s Eve

Beyond the album, however, there's also a national tour, which will sweep through the five main capital cities in the middle of March.
Tickets for all dates are on sale on Thursday October 09.

March 13 : Perth (Astor Theatre)
March 14 : Adelaide (Governor Hindmarsh)
March 15 : Melbourne (Forum Theatre)
March 17 : Brisbane (The HiFi)
March 18 : Sydney (Enmore Theatre)


And the tally of shows in Ed Sheeran's March/April tour of Australia continues to grow by the day.
After confirming late last night that second shows had been added to the tour in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane prior to tickets going on sale this morning, Frontier Touring has now announced third Sydney and Melbourne shows and a second in Adelaide to cope with demand.
Ed's first two shows in Sydney and Melbourne have both fully sold out and his first in both Brisbane and Adelaide have followed suit.
Tickets to the newly announced dates (below) are on sale now.

March 20 : Brisbane (Riverstage) SOLD OUT
March 21 : Brisbane (Riverstage)
March 24 : Sydney (Qantas Credit Union Arena) SOLD OUT
March 25 : Sydney (Qantas Credit Union Arena) SOLD OUT
March 26 : Sydney (Qantas Credit Union Arena) NEW SHOW
March 28 : Melbourne (Rod Laver Arena) SOLD OUT
March 29 : Melbourne (Rod Laver Arena) SOLD OUT
March 30 : Melbourne (Rod Laver Arena) NEW SHOW
April 01 : Adelaide (AEC Arena) SOLD OUT
April 02 : Adelaide (AEC Arena) NEW SHOW
April 04 : Perth (Perth Arena)



October 10
The 2 Bears – The Night Is Young
Absolutely Free – Absolutely Free
Bryan Adams – Tracks Of My Years
Alive Like Me – Only Forever
Anastacia – Resurrection
Bonnie Anderson – Rodeo (CD single)
Sahara Beck – Bloom EP
The Delta Riggs – Dipz Zebazios
Neil Diamond – All Time Greatest Hits
Judith Durham – Live In London
Exotype – Exotype
Fences – Lesser Oceans
Foxygen – …And Star Power
Imogen Heap – Sparks
Hozier – Hozier
Ice-T – Greatest Hits
Jessie J – Sweet Talker
Jessie J – Sweet Talker (Deluxe Edition)
Kele – Trick
Kindness – Otherness
Diana Krall – Wallflower
Lamb – Backspace Unwind
Lamb Of God – As The Palaces Burn (DVD)
Little May – Little May EP
Moose Blood – I’ll Keep You In Mind, From Time To Time
Museum Of Love – Museum Of Love
New Found Glory – Resurrection
One Direction – Steal My Girl (CD single)
Luciano Pavarotti – The Duets
The Piano Guys – Wonders
Pulled Apart By Horses – Blood
Tinashe – Aquarius
U2 – Songs Of Innocence
U2 – Songs Of Innocence (Deluxe Edition)
Various – Edge : The Hits That Move You
Various – Fuel 2014 : V8 Supercars
Various – Hit Country 2015
Various – NOVA : The Hits Of 2014
Various – Triple J : Like A Version Vol.10
Jessie Ware – Tough Love
Wild Beasts – Present Tense (Special Edition)
Frank Yamma – Uncle
Yellowcard – Lift A Sail
You + Me – Rose Ave

Bonnie Anderson – Rodeo
Attaque – Change Your Mind
Bondax – All I See (remixes)
Bush – Loneliness Is A Killer
James Curd – Damage Is Done EP
DJ Fresh ftg. Ellie Goulding – Flashlight
Mansionair – Hold Me Down EP
Alex Metric ftg. Stefan Storm – Heart Weighs A Ton
Luke Million – Light & Sound
Peking Duk ftg. Safia – Take Me Over
The Presets – No Fun
Press Play – Russian Roulette
Route 94 – Fly 4 Life EP
Kash Simic – Vortex

October 17
Acollective – Pangaea
Alex & Sierra – It’s All About Us
Bloods – Work It Out
Mike Brady – Bloodlines
Busby Marou – Days Of Gold EP
Busby Marou – Farewell Fitzroy : Days Of Gold Edition
The Church – Further/Deeper
Cold War Kids – Hold My Home
Neil Diamond – Melody Road
Neil Diamond – Melody Road (Deluxe Edition)
Dorian Concept – Joined Ends
Jeff Duff – Walking On Eggshells
Judith Durham – Diamond Night (DVD)
Karise Eden – Things I’ve Done
Emperor Yes – An Island Called Earth
Florida Georgia Line – Anything Goes
Foreigner – The Complete Atlantic Studio Albums
Freeze The Atlantic – Freeze The Atlantic
The Game – Blood Moon : The Year Of The Wolf
Glee – The Christmas Album Vol.4
Felicity Groom – Hungry Sky
Ella Henderson – Chapter One
Husky – Ruckers Hill
Billy Idol – Kings & Queens Of The Underground
Dami Im – Heart Beats
Dami Im – Heart Beats (Deluxe Edition)
Itch – The Deep End
Justice Crew – Rise & Fall (CD single)
Kiesza – Sound Of A Woman
Jessica Mauboy – Can I Get A Moment? (CD single)
Mark Lanegan Band – Phantom Radio
Ms Murphy – Stride EP
Ozzy Osbourne – Memoirs Of A Madman
Ozzy Osbourne – Memoirs Of A Madman (DVD)
Pentatonix – That’s Christmas To Me
Ricki-Lee – Dance In The Rain
Slipknot – 5 : The Gray Chapter
Slipknot – 5 : The Gray Chapter (Deluxe Edition)
The Solicitors – Blank Check
CW Stoneking – Gon’ Boogaloo
Thurston Moore – The Best Day
The Ting Tings – Super Critical
Jane Tyrrell – Echoes In The Aviary
Various – Crave Vol.9
Various – Maximum Bass Redline
Various – Songs That Made Me
Various – Ultimate R&B 2014
We Two Thieves – At Midnight We Ride
Xylouris White – Goats

Chardy ftg. Lesware – Cocaine
The Collective – The Good Life (7th Heaven remixes)
Detour City – Merlin (Everybody Knows)
Sonny Fodera – Beats & Business EP
Justice Crew – Rise & Fall
Cyndi Lauper – She’s So Unusual Remixed EP
Jessica Mauboy – Can I Get A Moment?
Ricky & Mark – Get A Real Job You Losers EP
Tigerlily ftg. The Only – Daylight
Timomatic ftg. Pusha T – Delilah
Uberjak’d ftg. Nuthin’ Under A Million – Back 2 Life
Waze & Odyssey & R Kelly – Bump & Grind 2014 (remixes)

October 24
Andrea Bocelli – Opera : The Ultimate Collection
Dan Boden – Soft
Bored Nothing – Some Songs
Susan Boyle – Hope
The Budos Band – Burnt Offering
Andy Burrows – Fall Together Again
Bush – Man On The Run
Ray Charles – Genius Loves Company (Anniversary Edition)
Gavin DeGraw – Finest Hour : The Best Of
Deptford Goth – Songs
The Flaming Lips – With A Little Help From My Fwends
Flight Facilities – Down To Earth
Dillon Francis – Money Sucks, Friends Rule
Aretha Franklin – Sings The Great Diva Classics
Ben Howard – I Forget Where We Were
Roland S Howard – Six Strings That Drew Blood
Human Nature – Jukebox
Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons – Screaming Targets (Expanded Edition)
Knife Party – Abandon Ship
Lanie Lane – Night Shade
Daniel Lanois – Flesh And Machine
Little Big Town – Pain Killer
Mineral – 1994-1998 : The Complete Collection
New Build – Pour It On
Mike Oldfield – The Studio Albums
Pianos Become The Teeth – Keep You
The Pop Group – We Are Time/Cabinet Of Curiosities
Primus – Primus & The Chocolate Factory
Rancid – Honour Is All We Know
Nicole Scherzinger – Big Fat Lie
Spandau Ballet – The Story : The Very Best Of
Spandau Ballet – The Story : The Very Best Of (2CD)
The Sports – Don’t Throw Stones (Expanded Edition)
The Sports – Reckless (Expanded Edition)
Status Quo – Aqoustic
Taylor Swift – 1989 * October 28
Taylor Swift – 1989 (Deluxe Edition) * October 28
T.I. – Paperwork
Transit – Joyride
Various – An Americana Christmas
Wild Smiles – Always Tomorrow

Janet Devlin – Creatures Of The Night
SCNDL ftg. Godwolf – Forever

October 31
Bertie Blackman – The Dash
Black Veil Brides – Black Veil Brides
Dean Blunt – Black Metal
James Blunt – When I Find Love Again EP
Celtic Thunder – Holiday Symphony
Clark – Clark
Collabro – Stars
Richard Dawson – Nothing Important
Dels – Petals Have Fallen
Dirty South – With You
Frazey Ford – Indian Ocean
Hand Of Mercy – Resolve
Calvin Harris – Motion
Lee Kernaghan – Driving Home For Christmas
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – I’m In Your Mind Fuzz
Led Zeppelin – Houses Of The Holy (Deluxe Edition)
Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV (Deluxe Edition)
Annie Lennox – Nostalgia
Theophilus London – Vibes
Sarah McKenzie – We Could Be Lovers
The Ocean Party – Soft Focus
Darius Rucker – Home For The Holidays
Trophy Eyes – Mend, Move On
TV On The Radio – Nebulous * November 04
Various – Ministry Of Sound : The Annual 2015
Various – Morning Of The Earth (DVD)
Various – Spirit Of Akasha (DVD)
Stevie Ray Vaughan – The Complete Epic Recordings Collection
Yusuf – Tell ‘Em I’m Gone

Krunk! – De Zooya
Tom Piper – You Don’t Know

November 07
2:45 – The Other
Blue King Brown – Born Free
John Denver – All Of My Memories : The John Denver Collection
Ani DiFranco – Allergic To Water
Bob Dylan & The Band – Raw : The Bootleg Series Vol.11
Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways * November 10
Alex G – DSU
Matthew Garwood – The Tattooed Tenor
Jon Hopkins – Asleep Versions EP
Hookworms – The Hum
Iamamiwhoami – Blue
Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders – Playmates
The Kinks – The Anthology : 1964-1971
Lost On The River – The New Basement Tapes
Lost On The River – The New Basement Tapes (Deluxe Edition)
Barry Manilow – Dream Duets
Mariachi El Bronx – III
Pink Floyd – The Endless River
Pink Floyd – The Endless River (Deluxe Edition)
Queen – Queen Forever
Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy
Andre Rieu – Love In Venice
Andre Rieu – Love In Venice (DVD)
Röyksopp – The Inevitable End
Saint Saviour – In The Seams
Melinda Schneider & Beccy Cole – Great Women Of Country
Billy Talent – Hits (CD/DVD)
Various – Ministry Of Sound : Chillout Sessions XVII
Betty Who – Take Me When You Go
Zac Brown Band – Greatest Hits So Far

Lisa Mitchell – Wah Ha

November 14
James Blunt – Moon Landing (Apollo Edition)
Captain Beefheart – Sun Zoom Spark : 1970-1972
Cold Chisel – The Live Tapes Vol.2 : Live At Bombay Rock 1979
Whitney Houston – Live : Her Greatest Performances
Whitney Houston – Live : Her Greatest Performances (DVD)
Katherine Jenkins – Home Sweet Home
Paul Kelly – The Merri Soul Singles Vol.3
In This Moment – Black Widow
Idina Menzel – Holiday Wishes
Bette Midler – It’s The Girls
The New Basement Tapes – Lost On The River
Nickelback – No Fixed Address
One Direction – Four * November 17
One Direction – Four (Ultimate Edition) * November 17
Madeleine Peyroux – Keep Me In Your Heart For A While : Best Of
Ariel Pink – Pom Pom
Sol3 Mio – Sol3 Mio (DVD)
Trust Punks – Discipline
TV On The Radio – Seeds
Various – 100% Hits : Best Of 2014
Various – The Art Of McCartney
Robert Wyatt – Different Every Time

November 21
Asgeir – In The Silence (Extended Deluxe Edition)
David Bowie – Nothing Has Changed (The Definitive Collection)
Il Divo – Live In Japan (CD/DVD)
Johnny Mathis – The Complete Global Albums Collection
Olly Murs – Never Been Better
Olly Murs – Never Been Better (Deluxe Edition)
Bruce Springsteen – The Album Collection Vol.1 (1973-1984)
Trisha Yearwood – PrizeFighter

November 28
AC/DC – Rock Or Bust
Mary J Blige – The London Sessions
Jethro Tull – Warchild (40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
Jethro Tull – Warchild (40th Anniversary Edition)
One Direction – Where We Are : Live From San Siro Stadium (DVD)
Various – ShadyXV

December 05
Carrie Underwood – Greatest Hits : Decade #1
Various – Ministry Of Sound : Running Trax Summer 2015

December 19
Charli XCX – Sucker

January 09, 2015
All We Are – All We Are

January 16, 2015
Belle And Sebastian – Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance
O’Shea – The Famine And The Feast
Jason Owen – Friday Night

All release dates subject to change & list is updated weekly.


The line-up for next year's edition of the Laneway Festival has landed this morning and it looks like festival goers in each of the five main capitals are in for a treat, with a roll call of stars ready to entertain in the event's eleventh anniversary.
As you may have guessed from the header, Swedish pop starlet Lykke Li is on board, but so is homegrown favourite Andy Bull, LA's Banks, Flight Facilities, Little Dragon, Angel Olsen, Caribou, FKA Twigs, Pond and many more.
We guess that now the line-up's out, you'll be wanting to know when you can get you mitts on the all-important tickets.
A Visa presale kicks off at noon on Wednesday October 08 for 24 hours, with general public tickets on sale from 9am local time on Monday October 13.
For the full line-up in your closest capital (including those for the Auckland and Singapore events), hit

January 31 : Brisbane (Showgrounds)
February 01 : Sydney (Sydney College Of The Arts)
February 06 : Port Adelaide (Harts Mill)
February 07 : Melbourne (Footscray Community Arts Centre & The River's Edge)
February 08 : Fremantle (Esplanade Park and West End)

RÖYKSOPP FTG. ROBYN : Monument (The Inevitable End Version)

Yes it's true, Röyksopp have indeed announced that they're coming to the inevitable end. Of the album format that is, with the confirmation earlier in the week from the team at Inertia that they'll be releasing the Norwegian outfit's last album proper 'The Inevitable End' at the beginning of November.
Lifted from it is this spectacular new version of the song 'Monuments', the original version of which was released on Röyksopp and Robyn's collaborative 'Do It Again' EP in May.
With the epic new version (we honestly don't know which we like better) comes an entirely new video clip, a live edition that was shot on location as part of the pairing's 'Do It Again' tour throughout 2014. The sound is undeniably Röyksopp. As such, we can't help but love it, even if it is the first tentative step towards the inevitable end.


Yeah, it was always going to be difficult following up the global monster 'Happy'. And while 'Marilyn Monroe' did an admirable job (achieving gold sales status in Australia), it was never going to get anywhere near the eight times platinum of its predecessor. 'Come Get It Bae' came and went without so much as a whimper, so now we're onto single No.4 from the 'GIRL' project, 'It Girl'.
The video's probably right up there with the most colourful of the year. It's a full-on Japanese anime themed piece, with the role of 'It Girl' played by an animated young lady by the name of Yoshi, who anime Pharrell woos with a new kimono. Fireworks ensue.
It may not provide Pharrell with his biggest hit so far, but it's bound to make his fanbase (the Japanese one in particular) very happy.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


With less than 14 hours before tickets go on sale for Ed Sheeran's tour across the country early next year, Frontier Touring has confirmed that demand for tickets in the presale this week has been overwhelming.
So much so that they've been forced into adding second concerts in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Ed's little visit into the country last week for the AFL Grand Final seems to have paid dividends in more ways than one, with his latest single 'Thinking Out Loud' rocketing to No.12 on the weekend's ARIA charts and No.2 on the iTunes singles charts right now.
Tickets for all shows, including the new dates, are on sale from 10am local time tomorrow.

March 20 : Brisbane (Riverstage)
March 21 : Brisbane (Riverstage) NEW SHOW
March 24 : Sydney (Qantas Credit Union Arena)
March 25 : Sydney (Qantas Credit Union Arena) NEW SHOW
March 28 : Melbourne (Rod Laver Arena)
March 29 : Melbourne (Rod Laver Arena) NEW SHOW
April 01 : Adelaide (AEC Arena)
April 04 : Perth (Perth Arena)


The team at ARIA has today unveiled the first list of nominees in this year's ARIA Awards. The Fine Arts and Artisan Awards will be handed out in a selection of categories at ARIA's official nominations event next week.
The nominations were revealed alongside this striking new artwork (left), created by the widely celebrated Australian artist Ken Done, who'll be on hand at next week's event to present the award for the Best Cover Art.
Awards will also be handed out for Producer Of The Year and Engineer Of The Year, along with four in the fine arts categories of World Album, Jazz Album, Classical Album and Original Soundtrack/Show/Cast album.
The 2014 Nominations event is set to take place on Tuesday October 07 at the Art Gallery of NSW in Sydney.

Australian World Orchestra / Zubin Mehta - Stravinsky Rite of Spring / Mahler Symphony No.1
Emma Matthews / Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra / Marko Letonja - Mozart Arias
Joe Chindamo & Zoe Black - Dido's Lament
Latitude 37 - Empires
Lior / Sydney Symphony Orchestra / Nigel Westlake – Compassion
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra / Andrew Macleod / Benjamin Northey / Markus Stenz - Adès Polaris / Stanhope Piccolo Concerto
Topology - Share House

Andrea Keller Quartet with Strings - Wave Rider
Graeme Lyall, John Hoffman, Tony Gould, Ben Robertson, Tony Floyd - The Hunters & Pointers
Vince Jones - The Monash Sessions
Emma Pask - Season Of My Heart
Paul Grabowsky Sextet - The Bitter Suite

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu / Sydney Symphony Orchestra – Gurrumul : His Life And Music
Glenn Shorrock & Brian Cadd - The Story of Sharky and The Caddman
Katie Noonan - Fierce Hearts
Various Artists - Spirit Of Akasha
Various Artists - triple j's One Night Stand: Mildura

Astronomy Class - Mekong Delta Sunrise
Jane Rutter - Flute Spirit: Dreams and Improvisations
Joseph Tawadros - Permission to Evaporate
The Barons Of Tang - Into The Mouths of Hungry Giants
William Barton - Birdsong at Dusk


Dustin Tebbutt for Dustin Tebbutt - Bones EP
Eric J Dubowsky for Chet Faker - Built On Glass
Matthew Lambert and Barry Francis for Hilltop Hoods - Walking Under Stars
Nicholas Wilson and Dann Hume for Sticky Fingers - Land Of Pleasure
Paul McKercher for Andy Bull - Sea Of Approval
Virginia Read for Simon Tedeschi, James Morrison, Sarah McKenzie - Gershwin: Take Two

Alex JL Hiew and SLUMS for Troye Sivan - TRXYE
Dann Hume for Sticky Fingers - Land Of Pleasure
John Castle and Josh Pyke for Josh Pyke - The Beginning and the End of Everything
Nicholas Murphy for Chet Faker - Built On Glass
Stuart Stuart for Sheppard - Bombs Away

Angus & Julia Stone for Angus & Julia Stone - Angus & Julia Stone
Celeste Potter for DZ Deathrays - Black Rat
Sia for Sia - 1000 Forms Of Fear
The Leonard Brothers for 360 – Utopia
Tin & Ed for Chet Faker - Built On Glass