Wednesday, July 30, 2014

New Music: Rachel Costanzo 'Starlight'



Young Australian pop singer on the rise, Rachel Costanzo has announced the release of her new single, Starlight (out August 1) lifted from her self-titled debut EP, out August 22.  Rachel’s EP also features her debut single Blindside, which created a decent buzz in the industry on release late last year.  

Most people will remember Rachel from her chance encounter on Fox FM, where the station had a temporary computer meltdown and were unable to play programmed music.  Rachel saw her opportunity and called Fox who then put her call to air, allowing her to play her single, Blindside down the line.  She was then invited to return for an interview and to play her song in full the following day.  

It kind of all felt like a dream when they answered my call. Then it hit me when I heard Blindside on air. My whole family were in separate cars that morning listening to it being played on the Fox and I'll never forget that moment,” Rachel gushes. 

Splendour in the Grass for Channel [V]

Channel [V] has packed up the campervan and is heading home from Splendour in the Grass – a long weekend at the North Byron Parklands filled with music, dance, camping, wacky costumes, live performances, festival food, and some of the hottest artists from Australia and around the world.

Following the mind-melting music festival Channel [V] will be serving up a one-hour Splendour special covering everything that went down including interviews with some of the biggest acts premiering Saturday August 9 at 2pm EST only on Foxtel.

Girls On Film Festival

The first ever Girls On Film Festival arrives in Melbourne this September 12 to 14 at the Northcote Town Hall! GOFF is a live mixtape of feminism, film and lively discussion creating an inclusive party atmosphere for feminist filmgoers (and girl gangs) who want to see women and girls in powerful, positive stories on screen. Find them online at girlsonfilmfestival.com.

Special Interview: Humans As Animals

theaussieword.com interview with Humans As Animals...

What can you tell our readers about you? How and where did it all begin?
Our Australian origins have different beginnings for each different member. Nicholas settled here during secondary education, wafting over from the battlegrounds of the most prestigious schools in Cape Town, retaining his accent like the Soutie he is.  Fab and Hughs’ roots grafted with sunburnt soil when Australia enjoyed the garlicky smells of the waves of Mediterranean immigration. Half of Rob also made this entree, the other half stuck to the bottom of a Scotsman boot.  With Chris, finally the East has joined forces.  The mix, bringing the faux Australian West it’s true Pacific thunder.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Pure Gold Live!

WS FM101.7 and iHeartRadio are excited to announce the inaugural PURE GOLD LIVE concert featuring twelve of the biggest acts of the 70s, 80s and 90s to help celebrate the 90th birthday of Sydney’s historic Hordern Pavilion. WS FM101.7, Sydney’s No. 1 FM Radio Station, entertain over 700,000 listeners across the Harbour city and surrounds with a mix of Pure Gold hits and engaging talent led by the No. 1 breakfast team of Brendan ‘Jonesy’ Jones and Amanda Keller who will MC the PURE GOLD LIVE concert event at the Hordern Pavilion on Saturday, 25 October, 2014.
PURE GOLD LIVE will be three hours of hits and memories with twelve of Australia’s most well-loved 70s, 80s and 90s hit makers gracing the stage and taking a whole generation back to a time when rock ‘n roll was a way of life and there wasn’t a camera phone in sight. WS FM101.7’s Jonesy and Amanda said they were thrilled to be taking audiences on this rockin’ trip listening to music that they know and love. “We’re so excited to be part of this massive night celebrating Australian music at one of Sydney’s favourite venues, the Hordern Pavilion,” Jonesy said. “It’s going to be a fun night, packed with some genuine Aussie hits that have truly stood the test of time, and are as great today as they were the first time you heard them,” Amanda added.
Without further ado, the legendary artists set to rock the roof off the Hordern for PURE GOLD LIVE are (drum roll please) … 

Monday, July 28, 2014

Exclusive Special Interview: Nussy!

theaussieword.com meets up with Melbourne pop starlet Nussy for a very exclusive and special interview! The new single is one catchy tune that will leave you in a 'dizzy' spin!

What can you tell our readers about you? How and where did it all begin?
I started piano lessons when I was four years old at the Yamaha Music School. I think it’s safe to say I fell in love with music from a pretty young age! I used to hate practicing so much, I just wanted to make up my own musical ideas but my parents used to tell me if I didn’t practice, I didn’t get to go to my lesson which I think really instilled in me from a young age that if you want something, you have to work for it.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Saturday, July 26, 2014

50th MAX Sessions Coldplay Broadcast!

Foxtel’s iconic concert series, MAX Sessions celebrates its 50th event by recording chart-topping international superstars Coldplay. Renowned for their breathtaking stage presence, Coldplay performed exclusively for Foxtel viewers to present 50th MAX Sessions: Coldplay, which will broadcast first on MAX Saturday, August 9 at 7.30pm. 

The one hour television special perfectly captures the intimate atmosphere of ‘Midnight’, ‘Oceans’ and ‘Always in my head’ plus the energy of ‘Sky Full of Stars’ – which caused 700 audience members to fall in ‘True Love’ with the ‘Magic’ that is Coldplay’s latest album, “Ghost Stories”. Their greatest hits were not forgotten when the band played “Mylo Xyloto” album favourites ‘Paradise’ and ‘Charlie Brown’, plus highlight performances of ‘Viva la Vida’, ‘Clocks’ and ‘Fix You’ all showcasing the pitch perfect talent of lead singer, Chris Martin.