• Welcome to your midweek edition of The Purge, with a new single from Joel Fletcher and Reece Low headlining it. ‘Turn Up’ is the name of the new single, one of a handful serviced to Australia media so far this week. The Melbourne DJ pair have enlisted the services of New Zealand’s own Savage for the track; the rapper previously working with Joel on his No.2 smash ‘Swing’. ‘Turn Up’ is out now.
• The Cat Empire have dropped a new single called ‘Ready Now’ and they’ve confirmed that it’s the first in a series of seven songs they’ll drop across the rest of 2018. To be released on the first day of each month throughout the rest of the year, the seven new songs will feature on the band’s upcoming seventh studio album. Take a listen to ‘Ready Now’ HERE.
• British duo Ward Thomas have confirmed the release of their new album ‘Restless Minds’. The 24 year old twins are due to drop the new 15 track body of work on Friday October 05 and it’s set to feature a number of familiar themes. “As soon as we started writing the album, it became obvious what the themes would be,” Catherine explains. “We were discussing current issues for us as twentysomethings, in a world that’s scary because it’s changing so quickly, but is also creating lots of exciting, new opportunities.” New single ‘Lie Like Me’ is out now.
• Fans of Muse will have the opportunity to catch the band in concert on the big screen tomorrow. For one night only, cinemas across Australia will screen the ‘Droned World Tour’; the footage filmed at the band’s shows across the planet back in 2016. Check your closest screening cinemas via THIS WEBSITE.
• Sydney fans of Snow Patrol rejoice… the band has confirmed a one-off show at the city’s ICC Theatre early next month in addition to their previously-announced gig at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne. Live Nation members already have access to pre-sale tickets for the concert (on Saturday August 04), but general public tickets will go live from 2pm AEST tomorrow, Thursday July 11.
• Petit Biscuit will play live shows in Sydney and Melbourne while he’s in the country for the Listen Out festivals. He’s now set to play headline gigs for audiences in both Sydney (Max Watt’s on September 28) and Melbourne (Prince Bandroom on September 21) during his visit. Tickets for both are on sale from Wednesday July 18.
• Speaking of Listen Out sideshows, Skepta will also be playing headline dates in Sydney and Melbourne as part of his visit later in the year. He’s locked down a gig at the Forum Theatre in Melbourne on September 26 before he flies into Sydney for a show at the Opera House the following night. Tickets for both are on sale from midday tomorrow.
• More shows have been locked in for The Waifs’ 25th Anniversary tour across regional Australia; the next batch of shows kicking off at the Munro Martin Parklands in Cairns on Saturday September 22. More shows follow throughout September and October through Queensland, New South Wales, the ACT, South Australia and Victoria, with the tour wrapping up at the Westernport Hotel in San Remo on Saturday October 13. Tickets for all are on sale from Tuesday July 17.
WEDNESDAY JULY 11 : Esoterik (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane)
THURSDAY JULY 12 : DZ Deathrays (Nationally)
THURSDAY JULY 12 : Skepta (Sydney, Melbourne)
THURSDAY JULY 12 : Snow Patrol (Sydney)
FRIDAY JULY 13 : A Day On The Green (Nationally)
FRIDAY JULY 13 : The Church (Nationally)
FRIDAY JULY 13 : The Living End (Nationally)
MONDAY JULY 16 : YG (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane)
TUESDAY JULY 17 : The Waifs (Regionally)
WEDNESDAY JULY 18 : Petit Biscuit (Sydney, Melbourne)