• The artist formerly known as Timomatic is back with a brand new single. Tim Omaji confirmed on his socials on Monday night that his new single is called ‘Go To Work’ and it’ll be released this Friday. It’s a very urban-focused beast, layered with stabs of saxophone; a song that will give Tim a good chance of returning to our airwaves under his birth name.
• He may be only 18 years of age, but Austrian-based producer Filous is clearly impressing all the right people, performing remix services for some of the brightest new talent in the business. Now he’s turned his focus to ‘Fools’, by home-grown pop supremo Troye Sivan. HERE ’tis if you feel so inclined.
• DJ Havana Brown is breaking out the candles, readying the landmark tenth edition of her celebrated ‘Crave’ compilation series. The new edition blows out to a whopping four discs, broken down into dance, urban, chill and a best-of ‘Crave’, with 81 tracks in all to keep your night jumping. It’s out on Friday November 06.
• Some of Australia’s best-loved entertainers will come together to support one of their own next month in the ‘One For The Road’ concert. To be held at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre, the show will raise funds for the families of Mick Skelton (who was critically injured) and Shane Cooper, who was killed in a car accident in regional Victoria. The likes of Baby Animals, Hoodoo Gurus, The Superjesus, Noiseworks, 1927, Diesel, Jimmy Barnes, Ian Moss, Thirsty Merc, Dragon and Wendy Matthews are on the bill, with more artists to be confirmed. Tickets for the November 23 gig are on sale from 10am on November 02.
• Canadian musician Grimes has confirmed that she’ll play headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne in February next year while she’s on ground for the Laneway Festivals. She’ll play Melbourne’s 170 Russell on February 03 and the Metro Theatre in Sydney on February 10. Tickets for both shows are on sale from 10am AEDT this Friday. Grimes’ new album ‘Art Angels’ is out digitally on Friday November 06, ahead of its physical release on Friday December 11.
• Also doing well on the Laneway Sideshow train are Chvrches, who, after selling out their original date at Melbourne’s Forum Theatre, have decided to add another (it takes place on Wednesday February 10) and The Internet, who’ve confirmed a second Oxford Art Factory show on February 03 after their first (the following night) also sold out.
• US rapper Vince Staples will also be in Australia for Laneway and has confirmed via Live Nation that he’ll play his first ever Australian headline shows at Max Watt’s in both Sydney and Melbourne (February 09 and 10 respectively). Tickets for both are on sale from 10am AEDT on Monday November 02.
• Tour announcements are constantly streaming through our inbox and every Saturday, we bring you a comprehensive wrap of when tickets for various shows are going on sale throughout the coming week. Often, however, some tour announcements will come with ticket on-sale dates that are within the week window, so from today’s midweek edition of The Purge, you’ll get your ticketing information mid-week too. As with the Saturday edition, we’ll bring you the on-sale dates for the coming seven days, so you’ll always be up to date with the latest information. We’re kicking it off with a huge mid-week batch, bursting with all the Bluesfest sideshow ticket action. LOOK AT THEM ALL! ▽
THURSDAY OCTOBER 29 : A$AP Rocky (Nationally)
THURSDAY OCTOBER 29 : Melissa Etheridge (Sydney, Melbourne, Perth)
THURSDAY OCTOBER 29 : Rhiannon Giddens (Sydney, Melbourne)
THURSDAY OCTOBER 29 : Nahko & Medicine For The People (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane)
THURSDAY OCTOBER 29 : Josh Pyke (Nationally)
THURSDAY OCTOBER 29 : Shakey Graves (Sydney)
THURSDAY OCTOBER 29 : Songhoy Blues (Melbourne, Perth)
THURSDAY OCTOBER 29 : Allen Stone (Sydney, Melbourne)
THURSDAY OCTOBER 29 : St Paul & The Broken Bones (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane)
THURSDAY OCTOBER 29 : Twilight At Taronga (Sydney)
THURSDAY OCTOBER 29 : Tedeschi Trucks Band (Sydney, Canberra)
THURSDAY OCTOBER 29 : Vintage Trouble (Sydney, Melbourne)
THURSDAY OCTOBER 29 : The Word (Sydney, Melbourne)
FRIDAY OCTOBER 30 : The Decemberists (Sydney, Melbourne)
FRIDAY OCTOBER 30 : Grimes (Sydney, Melbourne)
FRIDAY OCTOBER 30 : Missy Higgins (Melbourne)
FRIDAY OCTOBER 30 : Pusha T (Melbourne, Brisbane)
FRIDAY OCTOBER 30 : Sleater-Kinney (Sydney)
MONDAY NOVEMBER 02 : One For The Road (Sydney)
MONDAY NOVEMBER 02 : Simply Red (Melbourne)
MONDAY NOVEMBER 02 : Vince Staples (Sydney, Melbourne)
MONDAY NOVEMBER 02 : Tedeschi Trucks Band (Melbourne)