• The Purge midweek edition kicks off with news that the new Mashd N Kutcher single ‘My Sunshine’ is one of a handful of new tunes making their way to Australian media this week. The track samples Len’s classic ’90s hit ‘Steal My Sunshine’ and is set to make waves on the charts over the coming summer months.
• Things are slowly winding down for the year with regards new releases making their way to media. The new 5 Seconds Of Summer single ‘Jet Black Heart’ makes its way out there this week; so too the aforementioned Charlie Puth single and ‘Love Me Like The Weekend’ by Hundred Handed, who we had on the site recently as part of a Get To Know feature.
• Jimmy Barnes biscuits? Well these are no ordinary biscuits. Like the gravelly-voiced Aussie music legend himself, these are pure Scottish. Butter shortbreads, no less. They’re housed in a limited edition exclusive Jimmy Barnes tin, featuring a picture of the man himself in a kilt on the lid. Check them out HERE.
• Soul superstar D’Angelo will be in Australia for the annual Bluesfest in Byron Bay next year. But he’s among the latest batch of visiting acts to confirm sideshows while they’re in the country. D’Angelo will play Melbourne’s Palais Theatre on March 19 and the Sydney Opera House on March 21 (tickets for both are on sale tomorrow).
• Legendary US performer Don McLean (he of ‘American Pie’ fame) is also rolling out the sideshows. He’s set to play in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart, Darwin and Cairns during his visit. See below for ticketing details.
• And Spotify is giving you the chance to look back on your playlist activities for 2015 with a new feature entitled ‘Your Year In Music’. You can discover your most played songs, artists and genres, the total number of minutes you’ve listened; even the first song you played. Check it at www.spotify.com/2015.
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 09 : 5 Seconds Of Summer (Sydney)
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 09 : Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (Nationally)
THURSDAY DECEMBER 10 : Atlantis (Sydney, Melbourne)
THURSDAY DECEMBER 10 : Blackberry Smoke (Sydney)
THURSDAY DECEMBER 10 : The Blind Boys Of Alabama (Sydney, Melbourne)
THURSDAY DECEMBER 10 : D’Angelo (Sydney, Melbourne)
THURSDAY DECEMBER 10 : Don McLean (Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Hobart, Darwin, Cairns)
FRIDAY DECEMBER 11 : Jhené Aiko (Nationally)
FRIDAY DECEMBER 11 : Troye Sivan (Sydney, Perth)
MONDAY DECEMBER 14 : Don McLean (Adelaide, Canberra)