• Hello and welcome to your midweek edition of The Purge, which this week kicks off with ‘Simulation’, the fresh new single from Tkay Maidza. The second song to be lifted from her upcoming debut album ‘Tkay’ (out October 28), ‘Simulation’ has been described by her label as “melody-driven dance-pop with a sweet and tender soulfulness” and was serviced to Aussie media early this week.
• Among the other new tunes making their way to media this week are The McClymonts’ new single ‘House’, The Vamps & Matoma’s ‘All Night’, Little Mix’s ‘Shout Out To My Ex’ and, ahead of the release of his new album this Friday, a re-service of Michael Bublé’s ‘I Believe In You’. Check out FACEBOOK page tomorrow for our weekly list of the new tracks doing the media rounds.
• He may have only released his debut album ‘First Light’ back in early August, but Dustin Tebbutt has quickly followed it up, with the surprise release of a new four track EP entitled ‘Give Me Tonight’. The new release comprises reworkings of tracks from the album by a handful of upcoming Australian electronic talent, including Feki, who reworks the album’s title track. “Feki has been consistently creating some of the sweetest beats around recently,” Dustin enthuses. “He’s done an awesome job of turning winter to summer on this one!” Dustin is currently on tour supporting Bernard Fanning on his national tour, which swings into Newcastle’s Civic Theatre this Friday night.
• Organisers of Melbourne’s Sugar Mountain Festival have dropped the all-important line-up for next year’s event. Blood Orange leads the announcement pack, but he’s followed by the likes of Pantha Du Prince, Jessy Lanza, Little Simz, Suzanne Ciani, Kaitlyn Auriela Smith and more. The locals are headed by the likes of Big Scary, The Belligerents and My Disco. First release tickets for the January 21 event are on sale now.
• The Cat Empire and Xavier Rudd are hitting the road together for a series of summer outdoor concerts. The run kicks off at St David’s Park in Hobart on January 26, hits Ballarat’s North Gardens on January 29, Red Devil Park in Byron Bay on February 04, Sandstone Point on Bribie Island on February 05 and wraps at Glenelg Beach in Adelaide on Saturday February 11. Pre-sale tickets are already on sale, but general public tickets hit the sales deck at 10am AEDT this Friday.
• And US outfit Yellowcard’s upcoming Australia tour looks like being a monster. They’ve already sold out two shows in Melbourne and their gig at The Triffid in Brisbane, but with tickets almost exhausted for their upcoming Sydney gig, the team at Frontier has added a second show in the Harbour City… on Sunday February 19 at the Metro Theatre. These shows mark the last time audiences will get to catch the band before they call it a day. Tickets for the new Sydney show are on sale from 10am AEDT tomorrow.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 19 : Roy Ayers (Sydney, Melbourne)
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 19 : Culture Club (Nationally)
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 19 : The McClymonts (East Coast)
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 19 : Joan Osborne (Sydney, Melbourne)
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 19 : Elvis Presley : The Wonder Of You (Nationally)
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 19 : St Paul & The Broken Bones (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane)
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 19 : The Strumbellas (Sydney, Melbourne)
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 19 : Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (Sydney, Melbourne)
THURSDAY OCTOBER 20 : Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson (Sydney, Melbourne, Perth)
THURSDAY OCTOBER 20 : Yellowcard (Sydney)
FRIDAY OCTOBER 21 : Boom Crash Opera (East Coast)
FRIDAY OCTOBER 21 : The Cat Empire & Xavier Rudd (Nationally)
FRIDAY OCTOBER 21 : Wednesday 13 (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane)
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 26 : Dixie Chicks (Sydney, Melbourne, Perth)