• Welcome to your Wednesday Purge and welcome to the new single from Danish outfit Thanks. You may recall us publishing stories about their previous releases ‘Livin’ My Life’ (HERE) and ‘Your Man’ (with Sam Sparro – HERE). But now the duo (both members of which were part of that fluffy Danish pop outfit Alphabeat) is ready for the release of their new single ‘I Can Get’, which is set to land at digital retailers across the planet on Friday. It features Go Go Berlin singer Christian Vium on lead vocals and was reportedly inspired by a “shared passion of cartoon rock from the ’90s, along with French electro and icons like Tom Jones and Mick Jagger”. Quite.
• Sheppard are back with new music. The Brisbane six piece will drop their new single ‘Edge Of The Night’ this Friday. Described as a “new brand of ’80s funk”, the song was penned as part of a writing session in September last year and was delivered to Australian media at the end of last week. “‘Edge Of The Night’ isn’t your typical Sheppard track,” George reveals. “It’s a tongue-in-cheek funk pop throwback to house parties and old school vibes. It’s an opportunity for us to let our hair down and try something completely different.”
• LCD Soundsystem will release their new album ‘American Dream’ on September 01. The announcement of the band’s fourth album comes almost two months after their dropped their single ‘Call The Police’/’American Dream’. They’ll be on our shores at the end of next month, for an appearance at Splendour In The Grass along with headline shows in both Sydney and Melbourne.
• London Grammar’s upcoming Australian tour has grown again; a second show added at the Fremantle Arts Centre to cope with demand. The band, who recently released their new album ‘Truth Is A Beautiful Thing’, had already sold out three shows in Sydney, including their Enmore Theatre gig. The new Fremantle date is on sale on Sunday September 17; tickets are on sale now.
• Migos are also on the extra show bandwagon, confirming that a second Sydney show has been added to their October tour. With the first show at the Hordern Pavilion sold out, organisers moved quickly to add a second at the same venue the previous night, tickets for which are on sale now.
• The 2018 edition of the Red Hot Summer Tour has proven too hot for the good people of Bribie Island. They’ve snapped up tickets quickly to the February 10 gig at the Sandstone Point Hotel. As such, the likes of Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Baby Animals and The Screaming Jets have added a second gig at the same event, the following night. Tickets are on sale at 10am this Friday.
• And that long-rumoured Australian tour from Sir Paul McCartney looks like it’s a ‘go’. The legendary performer will take to his FACEBOOK page from 7:30pm AEST tonight to confirm the all-important dates for both Australia and New Zealand. It’ll be his first tour of both countries since 1993!
THURSDAY JUNE 22 : Listen Out Festival (Nationally)
FRIDAY JUNE 23 : Motionless In White (Nationally)
FRIDAY JUNE 23 : Orchestrated (Sydney, Melbourne)
FRIDAY JUNE 23 : Queen & Adam Lambert (Nationally)
FRIDAY JUNE 23 : Red Hot Summer Tour (Bribie Island)
MONDAY JUNE 26 : The Beatles First 5 (Nationally)
MONDAY JUNE 26 : Pharoahe Monch (Nationally)