• Welcome to edition #350 of The Purge. And US indie-pop duo St Lucia have confirmed the September release of their new album ‘Hyperion’. The band’s third album follows on from their 2016 sophomore project ‘Matter’ and will comprise 11 new nuggets, including lead single ‘Walking Away’, which is available now as a grat track with the album pre-order. Look for ‘Hyperion’ landing at your favourite retailer from Friday September 21.
• Plenty of new music doing the rounds at Australian media this week, including the Zac Efron/Zendaya single ‘Rewrite The Stars’ from the soundtrack to ‘The Greatest Showman’. It’s joined by the likes of the new Muse single ‘Something Human’, Lany’s ‘Thru These Tears’ and the new Galantis track ‘Satisfied’ in battling for radio airplay over the coming days. As always, don’t forget to check out our FACEBOOK page tomorrow afternoon for the more comprehensive rundown of the new tunes.
• Fresh from their appearance at Splendour In The Grass over the weekend, the Carmada boys are taking the show on the road, with a huge tour across the country from the middle of September. They kick things off with a date at Mr Wolf in Canberra on Friday September 14 before they zip across to Perth for a show at The Court the following night. The tour then makes stops in Brisbane (The Met on Sep 21), Byron Bay (Byron Bay Brewery on Sep 22), Darwin (One Tropical Day on Sep 29), Sydney (Ivy Courtyard on Sep 30), Moruya (Moruya Hotel on Sep 30), Hobart (The Goods Shed on Oct 06), Mooloolaba (The Helm on Oct 11), Coffs Harbour (Coffs Hotel on Oct 12), Erina (Proud Mary’s on Oct 13), Newcastle (Cambridge Hotel on Oct 14), Wollongong (UOW Garden on Oct 18) and Mackay (Cartel on Oct 19) before it all wraps up at Fat Controller in Adelaide on Saturday October 20.
• Country music fan? Best you pen March 14 to 17 in your date, as that’s when CMC Rocks Queensland will return to Willowbank in Ipswich. More than 20,000 fans experienced the event earlier this year and organisers are expected to roll out another stellar line-up of performers for the 2019 edition. More announcement are due in the coming months. Stay up to date at www.cmcrocks.com.
WEDNESDAY JULY 25 : Grapevine Gathering (Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley)
THURSDAY JULY 26 : Cher (Brisbane, Wollongong)
FRIDAY JULY 27 : Shawn Mendes (Nationally)