GROUPLOVE ANNOUNCE 3RD ALBUM 'BIG MESS' | ANNOUNCE AUSTRALIAN DATES AS PART OF WORLD TOUR
Grouplove will release their highly anticipated third studio album Big Mess on September 9th with first single, Welcome To Your Life, to be released on July 15th.
Watch a trailer for the album, which previews four new songs.
Recorded in Los Angeles and Seattle with producers Captain Cuts (Grouplove’s own Ryan Rabin) and Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses, The Shins), Big Mess features the signature anthemic choruses and infectious hooks that first brought the Los Angeles quintet to prominence through hits from their debut album like Tongue Tied and Colours, and Ways To Go from their second album. No stranger to the worldwide festival circuit, Grouplove has made an album that brilliantly showcases their richly narrated songs with elaborate production.
This winter, Grouplove will hit the road for their Big Mess World Tour, heading to Australia for two exclusive tour dates with special guest Lisa Mitchell.
TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM GAMESHOW OUT OCTOBER 14 UNVEIL NEW SINGLE ARE WE READY? (WRECK)
Two Door Cinema Club have unveiled their eagerly anticipated new single Are We Ready? (Wreck) - the first new music from the band since 2013’s Changing Of The Seasons EP. The jittery, future funk barrage is an electrifying opening salvo from a newly re-energised TDCC and is the first taste from their forthcoming album Gameshow, set to be released October 14th. This is by far Two Door Cinema Club’s most enthralling record yet, albeit one full of the uncertainties of finding yourself and your place in the world. The album is available to pre-order now.
Perfectly marrying the band’s pop sensibilities and hooks with a continued sonic invention, it’s a real statement of intent and a bridge to introduce their dedicated fan base to Two Door v2.0 – it’s a sound that’s ambitious, but never alienating - off kilter, but always danceable. Are We Ready? (Wreck) perfectly shows Alex Trimble’s growth as a songwriter and lyricist, eloquently encapsulating the so-called “information generation’s” uncomfortable relationship with elements of modern life and the intensifying societal pressure to engage with the brain-frying online whirlpool.
Re-energised by their self-imposed hiatus, Gameshow is the sound of a band back in their stride, with a creative fire in their loins and a whole new centred sense of purpose. They’ve been to the brink, they’ve had their inertia. Now for the action.
THE JOHN WILSON ORCHESTRA GERSHWIN IN HOLLYWOOD
The John Wilson Orchestra follow up their acclaimed ‘Cole Porter in Hollywood’ release with a brand new album ‘Gershwin In Hollywood’, a tribute to America’s iconic songsmith team — the Brothers Gershwin.
Recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall in 2015, Gershwin In Hollywood reminds us not only of the genius that were the Gershwin, but also the impeccable ability of the JWO to transport us seamlessly to the golden age of the silver screen.
John Wilson will visit Australia this month to conduct the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Hollywood Rhapsody’ concerts. Experience the opulence and grandeur of the Golden Age of Hollywood with a night at the orchestra! Performance dates: Thursday June 16, Friday June 17 & Saturday June 18 at the Sydney Opera House.
THE MONKEES ANNOUNCE 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
On September 8, 1965, when producers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider placed a classified ad in The Hollywood Reporter seeking “4 insane boys”, they had no idea that they were about to unleash Monkee-mania! But that’s exactly what happened the following year when the first episode of The Monkees debuted on NBC on September 12, 1966.
50 years later - and in the wake of global acclaim for their new album Good Times! - The Monkees 50th Anniversary show is coming to Australia and New Zealand. Good Times!, their first new album in nearly 20 years, debuted at #20 on the Australian charts and at #6 on the US Billboard Top Album Chart, the band’s highest chart position in the US since 1968. Rolling Stone calls Good Times! The Monkees’ “best since the sixties”, while the New York Times says “50 years later, The Monkees are still endearing”. After sold-out North American shows, and with Good Times! in the charts, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork are bringing the Monkees magic Down Under.
The Monkees 50th Anniversary show is a unique concert experience. Times may change but infectious pop hits and wonderfully charismatic characters stay in our hearts and memories forever
THE RAMONES RELEASE REMASTERED RAMONES: 40TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Ramones, recently named the “Greatest Punk Album Of All Time” by Rolling Stone, and certainly one of the most important and influential albums of all time. This 29-minute masterpiece helped launch the punk rock scenes in both America and Britain, and also went on to inspire countless other artists for generations to come. To celebrate the Ramones’ lasting impact, Rhino has created the ultimate tribute to the band’s landmark debut, which comes packaged in a 12 x 12 hardcover book. The 3CD/1 vinyl LP set is a limited edition of 19,760 individually numbered copies and includes a sonically superior remastered stereo version and a meticulously recreated mono mix of the original album, plus rarities, unheard demos, and an unreleased live show, all produced, mixed, and mastered by the album’s original producer and mixer Craig Leon.
Ramones: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition will be available on July 29. In addition to the music, the set also features extensive production notes about the recording of the original album by Leon, an essay looking back on the Ramones’ early days by rock journalist Mitchell Cohen, along with additional pictures taken by Roberta Bayley, whose iconic photo of the band graces the album’s cover. Ramones: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition is available to pre-order now.
Absolutely Fabulous The Movie Soundtrack Will Be Released on July 1st on Rhino
Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone (Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley) are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to: shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots.
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is released by Fox Searchlight Pictures in Australia August 4th. To coincide, Rhino will release the accompanying soundtrack on the same day. The album has today been launched with the exciting news that Kylie Minogue has recorded her own unique take on the classic Absolutely Fabulous theme song This Wheel’s On Fire. Originally written by Bob Dylan and Rick Danko, the theme song became synonymous with the show having been recorded firstly by Julie Driscoll and Adrian Edmondson, and subsequently by Deborah Harry and Edmondson. Kylie commented, “As a huge fan of the ‘Ab Fab’ series and both Jennifer and Joanna, I’m over the moon to be singing the theme song, ‘This Wheel’s On Fire’.”
In addition to Kylie Minogue, the soundtrack also compiles tracks from contemporary pop stars including Jason Derulo, Paloma Faith and La Roux; classic material from Serge Gainsbourg, Nancy Sinatra and Leonard Cohen; and live cast recordings of some of the film’s most memorable musical moments.
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie – The Soundtrack will be released on CD and digital formats. The album is available to pre-order now.
PUNCH BROTHERS RETURN TO AUSTRALIA FOR NATIONAL TOUR IN AUGUST
Following a rapturously-recieved firsttour of Australia in 2012, critically-acclaimed bluegrass and acoustic quintet Punch Brothers, make their long-awaited return down under this August for a five-date national tour, including shows in Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne.
Punch Brothers 2016 National Tour Dates
8 August – Concert Hall, Perth
9 August – Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC), Brisbane
11 August – Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide
12 August – City Recital Hall, Sydney
13 August – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne
Head here for more info
CROWN THE EMPIRE TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM RETROGRADE JULY 22ND VIA RISE RECORDS
Crown The Empire have announced plans to release their highly-anticipated 3rd studio album, Retrograde, on July 22nd via Rise Records. The record is available for pre-order now here.
“This album has been an accumulation of ideas, lessons and observations about who we are as a band and how we see the world. It's taken 5 years for us to grow and really nail down a sound that doesn't fit the status quo of what people are expecting from us. We've reinvented ourselves and we hope you enjoy the ride.” - Andy Leo (Vocals)
ROXETTE RELEASE NEW ALBUM
Almost 30 yrs since they hit the top of the charts with "The Look", Swedish duo Roxette are back with a brand new album - 'Good Karma' (out now).
They have also revealed a brand new video for single "It Just Happens", a song with a huge chorus that sounds like classic Roxette! Watch it here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf0ehfmyz6A
Keen to get 'Good Karma'? The album is available here: https://WMA.lnk.to/RoxetteGoodKarmaWs
THE MONKEES RELEASE NEW ALBUM GOOD TIMES!
We've waited 20 years, but The Monkees are finally back with some seriously great new tunes! 'Good Times!', the brand new album (out now), marks the group's 50th anniversary.
All three surviving members have written new songs, alongside some well-known & unexpected songwriters, to make a real feel-good, summery record.
To find out more, visit this link: https://WMA.lnk.to/MonkeesGoodTimesNN