• Welcome to your midweek edition of The Purge, our twice-a-week news wraps that essentially purge our inbox of all the pop nuggets that didn’t make a mainstream story. Swedish pop starlet Zara Larsson kicks us off this Wednesday; her new single ‘Don’t Let Me Be Yours’ being serviced to Australian media by her label Sony on Monday. The track was co-penned by Zara along with one Edward Sheeran and is the latest to be plucked from her latest album ‘So Good’.
• Among the other new singles making their way to Aussie media in the last week, we’ve got Coldplay’s ‘Miracles’ (featuring Big Sean), Shawn Hook and Vanessa Hudgens’ ‘Reminding Me’, ‘Call Me’ – the new single from Neiked (who brought us the top ten smash ‘Sexual’) and ‘Rain’ by The Script. Keep your peepers peeled on our FACEBOOK page tomorrow when we bring you a more comprehensive wrap of the new tunes doing the rounds at local media.
• UK outfit The Horrors will release their fifth album, imaginatively entitled ‘V’, towards the end of September. The band have already dropped their latest single from it, ‘Machine’, but we’re promised a musically diverse set that even delves into the worlds of trance, dance and ’80s pop. “It is a risk,” the band’s Faris Badwan admits. “But life isn’t much fun without risk. It’s the antithesis of being creative if you know what you’re going to be doing every time.” ‘V’ lands at retailers everywhere on Friday September 22.
• It’s been called “a new music experience” and it’s coming later this year. It’s called SummerSalt, it’s presented by Zaccaria Concerts and Touring and it’s set to impact some of the most picturesque locations across the country throughout November. John Butler Trio and Missy Higgins kick festivities off at Glenelg Beach in Adelaide on Saturday November 18. The Cat Empire and Xavier Rudd will take over Hope Estate in the NSW Hunter Valley on Saturday November 25. The same pairing hits Bondi Beach on Sunday November 26, 3 Oceans Winery in Margaret River on Saturday December 02 and Hotel Rottnest on Rottnest Island on Sunday December 03. Tickets are on sale exclusively HERE from 10am local time on Tuesday July 25.
WEDNESDAY JULY 19 : Vance Joy (Sydney, Melbourne)
WEDNESDAY JULY 19 : Katy Perry (Nationally)
THURSDAY JULY 20 : Fall Out Boy (Nationally)
TUESDAY JULY 25 : SummerSalt (Nationally)