• Your midweek serve of The Purge is here, with news that Danish pop outfit Lukas Graham, who smashed the No.1 spot on the ARIA singles chart earlier this year with their hit single ‘7 Years’, are ready to take over Aussie airwaves again with their single ‘Drunk In The Morning’. The track was the band’s first No.1 hit in their homeland four years ago, but they (and their label Warner) are hoping time hasn’t dulled its appeal, servicing the track to local media this week.
• Among the other tracks doing the rounds at local media this week are ‘Sleep On It’, the new single from expat Perth pop songstress Emmi, Joe Moore’s previously mentioned ‘Easy For You’ and the new Major Lazer track (with Justin Bieber and MØ) ‘Cold Water’. Speaking of, we’ll be poring over this week’s new music over on our FACEBOOK page tomorrow.
• Aussie quintet The Wilson Pickers will release their new album at the end of next month. It’s called ‘You Can’t Catch Fish From A Train’ and the boys (Ben Salter, Sime Nugent, Andrew Morris, Danny Widdicombe and John Bedggood) have already dropped the lead single (‘Pulled Apart By Horses’) from it. The band will celebrate the album’s August 26 release by heading out on tour throughout October, November and December.
• Great news for Aussie producer Flume this week, with confirmation that his single ‘Never Be Like You’, the first to be lifted from his new album ‘Skin’, has notched up a platinum certification in the USA. That means that he’s sold through a staggering one million copies of the track Stateside, plenty more than the 210,000 copies (triple platinum) sold here.
• Universal Music Group has confirmed they’ll be producing a full-length documentary film about the life of INXS frontman Michael Hutchence. UMG Head of Film & Television Development and Production, David Blackman, says, “Michael Hutchence was a musical genius who led one of the world’s biggest bands to global stardom, only to succumb to a tragic end. We have assembled an incredible team that is committed to telling Michael’s story and providing the world with a portrait of a man who left behind an enduring musical and cultural legacy.” No word yet on when the documentary will see a release.
• Dreamstate has unveiled a monster line-up for their one-off Melbourne event in October. German electronic god Paul Van Dyk heads the bill, with support from the likes of John O’Callaghan, Sneijder and more. Pre-sale tickets are on sale now, with general public tickets going live from 10am today. Dreamstate takes over Hisense Arena in the Victorian capital on Saturday October 01.
WEDNESDAY JULY 27 : Dreamstate (Melbourne)
FRIDAY JULY 29 : Scorpions (Melbourne)