• Welcome to your midweek serve of The Purge, which begins this week with ‘Split Stones’, the new single from US songstress Maggie Rogers. The track, released last week, is part of a collaboration between the up and coming singer songwriter and apparel brand The North Face for the retail debut of a new jacket. “I took the first sound samples for ‘Split Stones’ on a month-long backpacking trip in Oregon during the summer of 2013,” Maggie explains. “I’ve been collecting samples and piecing the song together in bedroom studios and trails ever since.” It’s out now.
• Yes, you know that we’ll be giving you your weekly wrap over on FACEBOOK tomorrow, but among the new songs doing the rounds at media over the past week are DJ Snake and Lauv’s collaboration ‘A Different Way’, The Killers’ ‘Run For Cover’ (timely given their performance at this weekend’s AFL Grand Final), Emeli Sandé’s ‘Starlight’ and the Galantis and Throttle hook-up ‘Tell Me You Love Me’.
• Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds are back with their third album ‘Who Built The Moon?’. The LP is the follow-up to 2015’s ‘Chasing Yesterday’ and will comprise a dozen songs, including a live recording of ‘Dead In The Water’ at RTE 2FM studios in Ireland. ‘Who Built The Moon?’ will land at retailers everywhere on Friday November 24.
• Jordan Rakei will be back home in January for a national tour in support of his recently-released album ‘Wallflower’. The Brisbane-born performer will play the Rosemount Hotel in Perth on January 05, The Triffid in Brisbane on January 11, the Metro Theatre in Sydney on January 12 and the Corner Hotel in Melbourne on January 13. Tickets be on sale now HERE.
• With their national tour kicking off early next week, Midnight Oil has announced the addition of a benefit show at the Tanks Arts Centre in Cairns on Friday week. ‘Oils At The Reef’ is billed as “an intimate benefit gig to help protect the Great Barrier Reef and to support reef activism and research. Tickets are strictly limited and will go on sale HERE from 10am AEST today.
• Ugly Kid Joe will be in Australia in December this year for live shows in celebration of the 25th anniversary of their landmark album ‘America’s Least Wanted’. The band hit the big time in Australia with the LP, which contained the top five smash ‘Everything About You’ and their No.1 cover of Harry Chapin’s ‘Cats In The Cradle’. They’ll play the Manning Bar in Sydney on December 03, The Zoo in Brisbane on December 04, Capitol in Perth on December 06, Fowlers Live in Adelaide on December 07 and Croxton Bandroom in Melbourne on December 09. Tickets for all shows are on sale tomorrow from 9am local time.
• UK trio All We Are have announced their first ever Australian performance. The band will take to the stage at Gasometer in Melbourne on Saturday October 28 for the one-off gig, tickets for which are on sale now.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 27 : George Thorogood & The Destroyers (Sydney, Melbourne)
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 27 : Midnight Oil (Cairns)
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28 : Dram (Melbourne)
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28 : Everything Everything (Sydney, Melbourne)
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28 : Flatbush Zombies (Brisbane)
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28 : Fleet Foxes (Nationally)
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28 : Flint Eastwood (Sydney, Melbourne)
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28 : Foster The People (Sydney, Melbourne)
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28 : Liam Gallagher (Sydney, Melbourne)
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28 : Jungle (Sydney, Melbourne)
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28 : The Kooks (Sydney, Melbourne)
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28 : Mountain Sounds Festival (Kariong)
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28 : Run The Jewels (Sydney, Melbourne)
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28 : Secret Garden Festival (NSW)
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28 : Vince Staples (Sydney, Melbourne)
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28 : Ugly Kid Joe (Nationally)
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29 : Ben Folds (Brisbane)
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29 : I Love The ‘90s (Nationally)
TUESDAY OCTOBER 03 : The Killers (Nationally)