Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Tour & New Music from Vance Joy



Vance Joy has announced details of the lead single to be taken from his forthcoming debut album Dream Your Life Away.
‘First Time’ is set for release on 14 September alongside the album. Following its first play on Fearne Cotton’s show, Vance Joy premiered the official video for ‘First Time’ on Clash Music. You can watch the video here.
‘Dream Your Life Away’ was recorded in the US with renowned producer Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Foo Fighters, Gossip), and features 13 tracks, including 11 brand new plus beloved hits ‘Riptide’ and ‘From Afar’. To celebrate the release of the album, Vance Joy will begin a sold out headline tour on September 21 in Belfast with shows in Dublin, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol and Brighton before finishing up with two consecutive nights at Shepherds Bush Empire, London on October 2 & 3 (a second London show was added due to huge demand ‘ tickets on sale now).

Two New Albums From PRINCE!

Prince Art Official AgePrince will release not one, but two new albums. The first is the expected PLECTRUMELECTRUM with his band 3rdEyeGirl which has been discussed and teased since January.
The second is a solo album, Art Official Age. Both will come out on September 30 (September 29 in the U.K.).

New Music: Annie Lennox 'Nostalgia'


One of the most successful and talented artists in pop music history is back, and back like you've never heard her before.


On October 27th 2014, Annie Lennox releases her seventh solo album. Nostalgia is a collection of the iconic singer's impassioned takes on standards primarily from the 1930s and 1940s, many of them popularized by the likes of Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Jo Stafford and Louis Armstrong.



Nostalgia is the result of hours Lennox spent perusing vintage recordings and video performances of songs from the Great American Songbook, particularly those rooted in the blues. 'I was just curious,' says the songwriter and singer of Summertime, I Put a Spell On You and Strange Fruit and other, less-widely known songs such Mood Indigo and September in the Rain, 'I thought, 'I wonder what my voice would be like. Would these songs suit my voice?' It was like a little challenge. I just sort of got to know them, became friends with them really and had a great deal of joy in the process."

Sunday, August 24, 2014

New Music: Taylor Swift 'Shake It Off'

New Music: Coldplay 'True Love'

New Music: Nicki Minaj 'Anaconda'

New Music: Divine Knights 'Hearts On Fire'

New Music: James Leon 'I Love The Music (The First Night)'


Golf Alpha Yankee (Official Trailer)



"Even after escaping Iran, two gay men awaiting asylum are unwilling to show their faces on camera in a first-of-its-kind documentary.."

Special Interview: Elodie Adams

theaussieword.com interview with Elodie Adams

Special Interview: Alex Watts

theaussieword.com meets up with Alex Watts for a special blog interview...

Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music?
Music has dominated everything I do for about as long as I can remember; I’ve been playing quasi-seriously at a semi-professional level for the last three years.  Two moments that stand in my mind as being ones that first sent me down the dubious path of rockn’roll were seeing Paul McCartney singing Yesterday on The Ed Sullivan Show in The Beatles Anthology about 1995, and then hearing The Sex Pistols about four years later.  Life changing stuff. 

What motivates or influences you in your quest to make great music?
I’ve never experienced anything like the thrill I get from making and performing music, I’d say my main motivation is to just keep getting better and top everything I’ve done previously.  That’s from an artistic viewpoint, from a business/industry viewpoint I’m quite competitive and ambitious in my own way, which I think is healthy and keeps me from being too lazy.  So everytime we release something and it does better than previously that encourages me to keep going and to make music that excites me.