• It’s your midweek serve of The Purge and we kick it off this week with Australia’s own Vassy. An artist who’s been on our radar for a great number of years, the Darwinian was last week topping the Billboard Dance/Club chart with her latest stormer ‘Nothing To Lose’. Will that Stateside success translate into some love in her homeland, however? After all, we know how much Aussie radio networks love supporting Aussie artists… Co-produced by Tiesto, the track is one of a handful serviced to Australian media in the past six days.
• Gorgeous Brisbane performing Airling will release her debut album at the end of April. ‘Hard To Sleep, Easy To Dream’ comprises 14 tracks, including an introduction and is already available for pre-order, with new single ‘Not A Fighter’ available as a grat track (HERE). “These songs and stories have been a big part and a product of me getting to know life, death and myself – while at the same time expressing myself to others,” the singer says of the LP, which drops on April 28. “I am insanely proud of this record.”
• Great news for fans of Snakehips; the UK dancefloor dynamos locking in East Coast headline shows while they’re in the country for Groovin The Moo Festival in May. The duo, famous for their smash hit ‘All My Friends’ and new single ‘Don’t Leave’, will play 170 Russell in Melbourne on May 02, The Flying Cock in Brisbane on May 04 and the Metro Theatre in Sydney on May 11. A Handsome Tours members’ presale goes live from 9am AEDT this Friday, while general public tickets are live from 9am AEDT on Monday February 13.
• Also already confirmed for appearances at the Groovin The Moo Festivals across the country, The Darkness have added a quartet of headline dates across Australia during their visit in April and May. The band will play Eatons Hill in Brisbane on April 27, 170 Russell in Melbourne on May 03, the Enmore Theatre in Sydney on May 10 and Perth’s Metro City on May 12. A fan club pre-sale kicks off at 9am today, with general public ticket sales live from 9am local time this Friday, February 10.
• Also confirming Groovin The Moo sideshows while in the country is LA rapper/producer K.Flay. Like The Darkness, she’ll be performing shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth (May 02 at Brisbane’s Woolly Mammoth, May 04 at Melbourne’s Howler, May 10 at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory and May 11 at the Rosemount Hotel in Perth). Tickets are on sale at 9am local time tomorrow, February 09.
• And, now that they’ve satiated the needs of their city fandom, Birds Of Tokyo will take the show on the road to regional Australia next month on their ‘Harlequins’ tour. The run of seven headline shows (Margaret River, Bunbury, Frankston, Geelong, Bateau Bay, Newcastle and Batemans Bay, before wrapping things up with an appearance at the Big Pineapple Music Festival on the Sunshine Coast in late May. Tickets for all dates are live at www.birdsoftokyo.com.
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 08 : Guy Sebastian (East Coast)
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 09 : Big Pineapple Music Festival (Woombye)
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 09 : K.Flay (Nationally)
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 09 : The Shires (Sydney, Melbourne)
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 10 : The Darkness (Nationally)
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 10 : Bonnie Tyler (Nationally)
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 10 : Village People (Nationally)
MONDAY FEBRUARY 13 : Snakehips (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane)