• The new Little Mix single has arrived. ‘Love Me Like You’ is the second track to be lifted from the British girl group’s forthcoming studio album ‘Get Weird’, and has not only dropped as another grat track from the LP, but has also been serviced to Australian media.
• Adelaide natives Lovers Electric will release their new album ‘Strangers’ on Friday. Grat tracks ‘Dangerous Games’ and ‘Storm’ are already available to give you a little idea of what to expect from the other ten songs on the album. Eden and David have also confirmed a free launch show in their home town next Saturday night. Catch them on stage from 9pm at the Wheatsheaf Hotel.
• Former ‘X Factor’ winner Altiyan Childs will drop his new album ‘Born Before The Sun’ tomorrow. The independent release is a collection of material the performer has written over the past 15 years and comes almost five years after his self-titled debut, released in the wake of the TV talent show. ‘Born Before The Sun’ will be available predominantly in digital format, with physical copies to be made available from his official website.
• A Tribe Called Quest will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their debut album ‘Peoples’ Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm’ by releasing an anniversary edition of the LP on November 13. The repack is set to include exclusive new remixes.
• You know that Festival Called Panama? The one that took over Tasmania’s glorious north-east earlier this year and was so popular that it completely sold out? Well it’s back in 2016; organisers confirming that next year’s event is locked for March 11, 12 and 13, with tickets going on sale on December 01.
• US R&B singer Charlie Wilson will play a one-off headline show in Sydney as part of his visit to the country for Soulfest next month. He’ll hit the stage at the Factory Theatre on Thursday October 22 and will be supported by Floetry. Tickets are on sale now.
• Yelawolf has added a second Melbourne show to his December Australian tour. Tickets for his December 09 gig at the city’s Max Watt’s have completely sold out, while the second date will take place on December 06. Tickets are on sale now.
• Sufjan Stevens is another artist adding a new Melbourne show to his tour. His Hamer Hall gig on February 26 has sold out, prompting him to add a second show at the same venue the following night. Tickets are on sale now.
• After being knocked off the top spot by Sigala’s ‘Easy Love’ a couple of weeks back, Justin Bieber reclaimed the No.1 spot in the UK with his new smash ‘What Do You Mean?’. And he’s still riding high this week; in pole position for a third (non-consecutive) week. Sigala remains in the No.2 spot, with R City’s ‘Locked Away’ shifting up to No.3 (from No.16). The new Ellie Goulding single ‘On My Mind’ makes an immediate impact, debuting at No.7, while Naughty Boy’s ‘Runnin’, with Beyoncé on guest vocal duties, premieres just outside the top ten (No.11).
• Pink Floyd’s Dave Gilmour still has plenty of fans in Britain, if the No.1 debut for his new album ‘Rattle That Lock’ is anything to go by. Lana Del Rey impresses with her ‘Honeymoon’, new in the No.2 spot, while the new Cliff Richard compilation ’75 At 75′ comes in at No.4. Last week’s No.1 from Stereophonics slides to No.5, followed by debuts for Drake & Future’s ‘What A Time To Be Alive’ and Keith Richards’ ‘Crosseyed Heart’ (Nos.6 and 7 respectively). The new Gabrielle Aplin album comes in at No.14 and Ryan Adams’ Taylor Swift covers album is new at No.19.
• Aww. The Weeknd’s single ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ has lost the No.1 single spot on the Billboard 100 Singles chart in the US. Not that he’s too worried about it, however, because his new single ‘The Hills’ is the song that’s replaced it in the top spot. According to reports, he’s just the tenth artist in the history of the US charts to replace themselves in the No.1 spot. Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’ is up into the top ten (No.16 to No.9) and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s ‘Downtown’ is on the move towards the top ten.
• The Weeknd is still flying atop the Billboard 200 Albums chart too. It’s the third week on top for ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’; the album holding off challenges this week from Bring Me The Horizon’s ‘That’s The Spirit’ (No.2 debut), Brett Eldredge’s ‘Illinois’ (No.3 debut) and Slayer’s ‘Repentless’ (No.4 debut). Gary Clark Jr’s ‘The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim’ is new at No.8, with the new Duran Duran album ‘Paper Gods’ premiering at No.10. Jess Glynne‘s ‘I Cry When I Laugh’ debuts at No.25.
• Now that our Saturday edition of The Purge is almost done, don’t forget that we’ll be busy bees between now and 6pm, when our latest edition of Chart Watch will go live. Find out what’s happening on the Aussie top 100s right here from six o’clock tonight.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 28 : Chris Brown (Nationally)
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 28 : Thurston Moore Band (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane)
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 30 : Lucinda Williams (Melbourne, Hobart)
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 30 : Charlie Wilson (Sydney)
THURSDAY OCTOBER 01 : The Basin Concert (Launceston)