• Edition #199 of The Purge kicks off with the new Nick De La Hoyde single ‘Love Takes Time’, which makes its way to Aussie media this week. The independent Sydney-based talent’s new tune has been described as “a sultry electronic track that bends the line between pop and future” and lyrically deals with the need not to rush emotions and to realise that (insert title here).
• Other tracks doing the rounds at media this week include Alessia Cara’s new single ‘How Far I’ll Go’, the former US No.1 from Migos ftg. Lil Uzi Vert (‘Bad And Boujee’), Sting’s ‘One Fine Day’ and that M-Phazes/Alison Wonderland collaboration ‘Messiah’. It might be Australia Day tomorrow, but we’ll still endeavour to get a lil’ new release wrap to you on our FACEBOOK page.
• Not great news for fans of UK dance/pop songstress Dua Lipa, with confirmation from her label Warner Music that the release of her album has been delayed. Originally slated for release on February 10, the self-titled piece has now been pushed all the way back to early June, no doubt in the hope of securing another hit single to launch it off the back of. Look for it on June 02.
• It seems as though Sydney electronic duo Vallis Alps are doing something very, very right. In what’s their biggest tour to date, the pair has been selling out shows across the country. They’ve now exhausted tickets for three Melbourne shows (at the city’s Corner Hotel), prompting them to add a fourth (March 21), have sold out a show at Brisbane’s Woolly Mammoth (a second one on March 26 now on sale) and have also sold out Perth’s Jack Rabbit Slim’s on April Fool’s Day, with a new show added the following night. Tickets for the new dates are on sale now.
• Speaking of selling out, tickets to Tasmania’s Party In The Paddock are all gone. Organisers made the announcement yesterday, confirming that the February 10-12 event at Burns Creek, just near Launceston, has fully sold out. Tash Sultana, Vera Blue, Hermitude, Remi, Montaigne and KLP are among the artists on the bill for what’s the event’s fifth year.
• And Green Day have been doing some selling out of their own. Tickets for their original Sydney and Melbourne shows (on May 10 and 05 respectively) have all gone; Frontier Touring adding second and final shows in both cities. The band will play a second Rod Laver Arena date in Melbourne on Saturday May 06 and a second Qudos Bank Arena date in Sydney on Thursday May 11. General public tickets to both shows are on sale from 10am AEDT on Tuesday February 07.
TUESDAY JANUARY 31 : Jimmy Barnes (Nationally)