It’s been swanning around the digital retail sphere for a couple of weeks already, but Mel B’s brand new single ‘For Once In My Life’ has now officially hit the media world, suggestion you may very well start hearing it on your local radio station soon.
• Also doing the rounds this week are remixes of Gaga’s single ‘Applause’, the new Birds Of Tokyo single ‘The Others’, along with Kings Of Leon’s ‘Wait For Me’ and more. Naturally, we’ll be providing you with a more comprehensive list of new tunes over on our FACEBOOK page tomorrow.
• Country music starlet (and Ellen favourite) Kellie Pickler will release her new album in Australia midway through next month. ABC Music will release ‘The Woman I Am’ in Australia, last week servicing the lead single ‘Someone Somewhere Tonight’ to media. The singer will be in Australia early next year as part of the CMC Rocks The Hunter line-up and in the support role for Toby Keith’s East Coast headline shows. ‘The Woman I Am’ will be released on Friday November 15.
• Speaking of ABC Music, ‘Australia’s Got Talent’ songstress Alana Conway, who made it through to the finals back in 2010, recently released her debut album ‘Fields Of Gold’ through the label. The album contains a selection of stunning cover versions, including of the classic Sting single which inspired the album titled. Check out her version of ‘Fields Of Gold’ HERE.
• The Temper Trap has announced the departure of their long-time guitarist Lorenzo Sillitto. In a statement, the band wished him well in his future endeavours. “Loz has been a great friend and a valued and important member of The Temper Trap since he joined in 2006. His creativity and commitment to the band over the years has been first class and we wish him all the best with the exciting events that are about to come into his life.” The band’s third album is due for release early next year.
• Falls Festival had already sold out in the Victorian coastal town of Lorne, but now organisers have hung the ‘sold out’ sign on the inaugural Byron Bay event. The only Falls tickets now remaining are to the Marion Bay event in Tasmania from December 29 to January 01.
• The team from Fuzzy has confirmed that Field Day will be back at Sydney’s stunning Domain again on new years day. They’ve also released THIS little clip, which gives hints to five of the headline performers who are set to be announced as part of next Wednesday’s line-up announcement.
• In more festival news, first release tickets for the upcoming Future Music Festival events in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane have now officially sold out – in the case of the Sydney event, in a blindingly fast 35 minutes. Second release tickets for all events are now on sale. The 2014 festivals will be headlined by Deadmau5, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Phoenix, Eric Prydz, Knife Party and Hardwell. Rudimental, Tinie Tempah, Chase & Status and Kaskade also feature.
• Jason Derulo rules again on the British singles chart this week with his former Aussie No.1 ‘Talk Dirty’. It’s there for a second week, ahead of Katy Perry’s international smash ‘Roar’. The week’s highest debut is all the way down at No.14 – from Sub Focus ftg. Kele and ‘Turn It Around’, with Haim’s ‘The Wire’ premiering just two spots below.
• And 60% of this week’s British albums chart is new, including four out of the top five albums. Kings Of Leon’s ‘Mechanical Bull’ rides atop proceedings, debuting at No.1 ahead of Drake’s ‘Nothing Was The Same’ and the new Jessie J album ‘Alive’. Jason Derulo’s new album ‘Tattoos’ makes its mark on the top five (see what we did there!?) at No.5, with Birdy and Chvrches the other top ten debuts – at Nos.8 and 9 respectively.