• Welcome to your midweek edition of The Purge! And prepare to say ‘welcome’ to a new album from British singer songwriter Tracey Thorn. Perhaps best known for her work as the lead singer of Everything But The Girl, Tracey has confirmed the upcoming release of her fifth solo album ‘Record’. The album, her first in more than five years, is preceded by the glimmering lead single ‘Queen’, the video for which can be seen HERE. Keep your eyes peeled for ‘Record’ landing at your favourite record retailer on Friday March 02.
• Lots of new singles doing the rounds at local media in the past week, including Dagny’s ‘Love You Like That’, Maroon 5’s ‘Wait’, a re-service of The Potbelleez’ single ‘Keep On Loving’, Shania Twain’s ‘We Got Something They Don’t and Cardi B’s ‘Bartier Cardi’. Naturally, we’ll bring you the more comprehensive list of all the newbies doing the rounds at media on our FACEBOOK page tomorrow afternoon.
• Future Jr and Moza have confirmed dual headline shows across the East Coast from the middle of next month. The Brisbane and Sydney (respectively) acts are set to play shows in Brisbane (Black Bear Lodge), Melbourne (The Penny Black) and Sydney (Oxford Art Factory Gallery) on March 16, 23 and 24 respectively. As luck would have it, tickets are on sale now.
• Irish singer Dermot Kennedy will be in Australia in April for shows in Sydney and Melbourne. He’ll be performing tracks from his recent EP ‘Doves And Ravens’ for audiences at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory on Wednesday April 04 and Melbourne’s Howler on Thursday April 05. Secret Sounds members get pre-sale access tomorrow from 9am, with general tickets on sale from 9am AEDT on Friday, February 09.
• Oregon performer Aminé will embark on his first ever Australian tour in May. The emcee is set to visit Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth during his stay here; a gig at the Metro Theatre in Sydney first up on Thursday May 03. From there it’s on to Melbourne (Max Watt’s on May 04), Brisbane (256 Wickham on May 10) and Perth (Amplifier on May 11). Live Nation members get a pre-sale from tomorrow at midday, before general public tickets hit the sales desk at 9am local time on Friday, February 09.
• Lady Leshurr will play a trio of headline shows when she’s in the country for Groovin The Moo in May. She’ll be playing the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney on Wednesday May 02, the Corner Hotel in Melbourne on Friday May 04 and Jack Rabbit Slim’s in Perth on Friday May 11. Tickets are on sale now.
• London’s Public Service Broadcasting are also going to play headline dates while they’re here in May for Groovin The Moo, though their shows are limited to Sydney and Melbourne. The band will also play Howler in the Victorian capital (May 08) and the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney (May 10). Tickets are on sale now.
• And Mac DeMarco has added a special Under 18s show in Melbourne to his national run due to overwhelming demand. He’ll be on stage at the city’s Corner Hotel at 7pm sharp tomorrow night. Tickets are on sale now.
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 08 : The Barking Spiders (Sydney)
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 08 : Tex Perkins (Nationally)
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 09 : Aminé (Nationally)
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 09 : Dermot Kennedy (Sydney, Melbourne)
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 09 : Postmodern Jukebox (Nationally)
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 09 : Shania Twain (Nationally)