• Welcome to your midweek edition of The Purge and welcome to ‘Isic Tutor’, the new single from Sydney producer Xavier Dunn. Written and produced by Xavier, he says the track is, “inspired in part by the ebbs and flows of a tumultuous relationship and in part by the strange wisdom of Isic, an AI character from the video game ‘Battleborn’.” The track’s also got a music video, which you can check out HERE.
• Among the new tracks competing for Australian airtime this week are the new Chainsmokers single ‘You Owe Me’, Delta Goodrem’s ‘Think About You’, plus new tracks from Midnight Alibi, Francesca Gonzales and Sshh. We’ll be dropping our regular comprehensive list over on our FACEBOOK page tomorrow.
• Robbie Williams kicked off his Australian touring commitments in Brisbane last night with Melbourne outfit The Bamboos in the support role. To celebrate their appearance on the tour, they dropped a new single entitled ‘Lit Up’, announced that their eighth album (‘Night Time People’) would be released on June 08 and have confirmed a tour of their own later this year. They’ll play the Corner Hotel in Melbourne on August 04, The Triffid in Brisbane on August 10, the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney on August 11, Perth’s Rosemount Hotel on August 17 and the Governor Hindmarsh in Adelaide on August 18. Tickets are on sale now.
• American singer songwriter Beck has confirmed that he’ll play a one-off show in Sydney this Friday night. The performer, who’s in the country for an appearance at the inaugural Sydney City Limits Festival, had already announced headline sideshows in both Melbourne and Canberra. But now Sydneysiders get the chance to see him at the Factory Theatre in just two sleeps time. You’ll have to register via THIS WEBSITE for ballot tickets prior to midday AEDT today for your chance to even be in the audience.
• DMA’s will head out on tour in the middle of the year in support of their upcoming album ‘For You’. The zip across the capitals begins at The Tivoli in Brisbane on Friday June 01 before it makes stops in Adelaide (Thebarton Theatre on June 02), Fremantle (Metropolis on June 03), Melbourne (Forum Theatre on June 09) and Sydney (Enmore Theatre on Sunday June 10). Secret Sounds members get exclusive access to a pre-sale from 9am local time tomorrow, before general public tickets go live from 9am local time this Friday.
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23 : DMA’s (Nationally)
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23 : Vance Joy (Nationally)