Saturday, February 18, 2012

SATURDAY NEWS WRAP #84

• Great news for the team from Aussie outfit Parralox this week, with an announcement that the band has signed with global dance music giant Pacha for the release of their Radiohead cover 'Creep'. A new remix package of the single is due to drop soon.
• It's just two weeks before this year's Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras winds it way down Oxford Street and the celebrations are already underway. A swag of parties are happening in the days surrounding the annual event, including one at the Beresford featuring Sydney based two-piece electro group Garcon Garcon and DJ Beth Yin. An international guest for the show, on Saturday March 03, will be announced shortly.
• For those not lucky enough to be heading along to this year's Future Music Festival, you'll be able to catch a massive four hour special on the national tour on Channel [V] on March 17. Featuring "unprecedented artist interaction" and "unique content", the telecast will feature performances from some of the biggest bands on the planet. It's scheduled to air on Saturday March 17 at 2pm and 10:30pm.
• Guitarist Slash has revealed the official cover image (pictured) and the official title for his new album 'Apocalyptic Love'. The new album is the follow-up to his 2010 eponymous debut and will be released in Australia on Friday May 18.
• Plenty of tour news happening this week - US singer songwriter Andrew W.K. has announced Groovin The Moo sideshows in May. He'll visit Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth for the quintet of live headline dates, with tickets on sale now.
• Aussie outfit DZ Deathrays has announced a 14 date tour of the country. They'll make the trek hot on the heels of the release of their debut album 'Bloodstreams', which is due for release on April 06. Check out the OFFICIAL WEBSITE for more.
• Also touring in support of a new album is Bleeding Knees Club, who'll hit the road for 18 dates in April after the release of their album 'Nothing To Do' on March 02. The tour kicks off on the Gold Coast on April 05, with all the details HERE.
• And Ball Park Music has added extra dates to their forthcoming tour. With dates in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide already sold out, the band has added second dates in each city, as well as a new Under 18s date in Melbourne. Tickets are on sale now.
• Kelly Clarkson has held onto the No.1 position on the Billboard 100 singles chart this week with her track 'Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)'. BUT, there's a massive charge from US indie-poppers Fun. Their single 'We Are Young' with Janelle Monae has rocketed 38 places in a week and sits at No.3. Madonna's single 'Give Me All Your Luvin' makes it into the top ten - at No.10. Adele's appearance (and wins) at the Grammys sees both 'Someone Like You' and 'Rolling In The Deep' surge towards the top ten.
• The love for Whitney Houston after her death last weekend has seen her singles climb the charts. Mega-hit 'I Will Always Love You' has re-entered the Billboard 100 at No.7. Other Whitney entries in the US singles chart this week are 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)' at No.35 and 'Greatest Love Of All' at No.41.
• On the US albums chart, Adele's album '21' holds steady after her Grammys appearance, bagging almost a quarter of a million more sales. Van Halen's album 'A Different Kind Of Truth' is in at No.2, with the 'Now 41' compilation, The Fray's 'Scars & Stories' and Paul McCartney's 'Kisses On The Bottom' also debuting in the top five (in respective order).
Whitney Houston's Greatest Hits re-enters at No.6 and Dierks Bentley's album 'Home' is new at No.7.
• We're here at 9am AEDT tomorrow for a look at the goings on in this week's ARIA charts in our weekly Chart Watch segment. We'll also have a special 'Chart Watch' post dedicated to Whitney Houston's chart movements shortly thereafter.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

WoW love the new album cover.