• Hot on the heels of the premiere of the video over the weekend, Universal Music has serviced the new Nick Jonas/Tove Lo single ‘Close’ to Australian media. The track is the lead single from Nick’s forthcoming sophomore album ‘Last Year Was Complicated’, which is set to feature collaborations with Max Martin, along with the writers of his previous smash hit ‘Jealous’. It’s due on June 10.
• Though it’s a short week this week due to the Easter break, there are a couple of other newbies doing the rounds at media, including a new pop version of Ladyhawke’s new single ‘A Love Song’, the latest track from Kanye West (‘Famous’) and Safia’s ‘Make Them Wheels Roll’. We’ll bring you our weekly wrap of all the newbies on our FACEBOOK page tomorrow.
• Swedish starlet Tove Styrke pops up to provide the vocals on ‘Aftergold’, the latest single from Californian producer Big Wild. The track started out as an instrumental, but has been given a fresh breath of life, thanks to the vocal feature. It was released on Friday. Listen HERE.
• Iconic Aussie outfit Cold Chisel will be presented with the Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services To Australian Music at next week’s APRA Awards in Sydney. With almost seven million album sales under their belts, as well as a string of hit singles, the band will be honoured with the award, which has previously been handed to the likes of Paul Kelly, Slim Dusty, The Seekers and Jimmy Little.
• In other APRAs news, Guy Sebastian has been confirmed as a performer for the event, alongside Montaigne, San Cisco, The Delta Riggs, D.I.G., Bertie Blackman, Urthboy, Gang Of Youths and The Living End. The 2016 APRA Awards take place at Carriageworks in Sydney on Tuesday night.
• And hot on the heels of their debut at No.1 on the ARIA albums chart over the weekend, Violent Soho have revealed that the tour in support of their new LP ‘Waco’ has officially sold out. “We can’t explain how mind blowing this is for our humble selves but thanks so so much to all you legends out there who’ve picked up a copy so far. Honestly, it means the world to us! Now it’s time to party!!!” the band said in a statement. The Gooch Palms have been confirmed as tour support.
THURSDAY MARCH 31 : Common (Nationally)