• MILEY CYRUS' BREAKOUT DEBUTS AT # 2

    11 sep 2008, 07:39 av thekiwi

    Miley Cyrus and her alter ego Hannah Montana have long been stars in the U.S., but with her # 2 Australian chart debut this week for her new solo album ‘Breakout’ Miley has begun to notch up achievements in Australia as well. Not only does Breakout give Miley her highest debut but this also means she has had three Top 20 albums in less than a year with ‘Best of Both Worlds’ peaking at #16 and ‘Hannah Montana 2 / Meet Miley Cyrus’ at # 20.

    Miley’s chart success also extends to the singles chart - ‘7 Things’ is Top 10 and in addition to ‘See You Again’ Miley has two singles in the Top 20 .

    ‘See You Again’ has been a huge Australian hit for Miley with sales now reaching platinum status for sales in excess of 70,000 units. Also reaching platinum sales is the album ‘Hannah Montana 2 / Meet Miley Cyrus’. ‘Breakout’ is fast approaching gold sales as well.

    In the U.S., ‘Breakout’ debuted at #1 giving Miley her third consecutive #1 debut following the ‘Hannah…
  • Jackson Jackson New Album And Tour Are Tools For Survival

    11 sep 2008, 07:33 av thekiwi

    Melbourne based Jackson Jackson certainly made a name for themselves with music critics and live music fans when their first album was released in 2007. Now they’re back to satisfy old and new fans alike with their second album ‘Tools for Survival’ set for release October 11, and a national tour from September through to November.

    All Alone’, the first single to be lifted from ‘Tools For Survival’, is at radio now and will be available digitally on September 20. You can check out the clip here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKtARAcXJ6k

    A folk rock psychedelic collective of musicians led by Harry James Angus (Vocals/Trumpet; The Cat Empire) and Producer/composer Jan Skubiszewski, Jackson Jackson’s live show features a wall of synthesisers, drums, guitars, and soaring melodies from the 5 piece vocal section; the live show is where epic retro comes face to face with the future.

    Jackson Jackson’s first album ‘The Fire Is on The Bird’ earned the band an ARIA Nomination for Best Urban Release (07)…
  • JONAS BROTHERS SET TO RELEASE A LITTLE BIT LONGER OCTOBER 11

    11 sep 2008, 07:24 av thekiwi

    JONAS BROTHERS
    SET TO RELEASE A LITTLE BIT LONGER OCTOBER 11;
    FOLLOW UP TO U.S. PLATINUM SELLING JONAS BROTHERS CD
    AND METEORIC RISE TO POP CULTURE PHENOMENON

    Jonas Brothers’ highly anticipated new album A Little Bit Longer will hit stores in Australia on October 11, following its #1 U.S. chart debut, and will include two bonus tracks only available on the Australian version of the album – “Live to Party” and “Hello Goodbye”.

    During the week of album release in the U.S., Jonas Brothers also created chart history by being the first artist to hold three titles in the top ten. In addition to A Little Bit Longer, also in the chart was the soundtrack to Camp Rock featuring Jonas Brothers at # 8 and Jonas Brothers’ eponymous CD at # 10.

    A Little Bit Longer is the follow up to the U.S. platinum selling Jonas Brothers which debuted at # 5 on Billboard’s Top 200 last year on Disney’s Hollywood Records. Jonas Brothers have spent the last year and a half working tirelessly…
  • DOES IT OFFEND YOU, YEAH? ANNOUNCE ONLY SIDESHOW IN AUSTRALIA

    11 sep 2008, 05:02 av thekiwi

    Does It Offend You, Yeah? wield their synths like rock stars -- but, for that matter, they wield their guitars and cowbells like rock stars, too. The Reading quartet's debut album, You Have No Idea What You're Getting Yourself Into, has no problems synthesizing (so to speak) dance music and rock; of course, it's hardly incompatible for a great dance album to also be a great rock album. Comparisons ranging from !!! to Klaxons to A Flock of Seagulls are all apt, since the group doesn't spend much time forging its own identity before branching out into everything from new wave to synth pop to organ-driven surf rock.

    And that band name? "Everybody thinks the name is some kind of statement but it's a quote from David Brent in an episode of 'The Office'. "When me and James Rushent first started writing music together we decided to put it up on MySpace. We needed a name to put as our profile name so just put what was the first thing that was said on TV, we switched it on and Ricky Gervais said 'Does it offend you…
  • Katy Perry Australian Tour confirmed in October

    8 sep 2008, 07:32 av thekiwi

    Australian fans will be able to see Katy Perryperform live her #1 hit single ‘I Kissed A Girl’ when she plays Sydney and Melbourne gigs during October in support of her Top 20 album ‘One of the Boys’.

    The new single ‘Hot n Cold’ is at radio now and the response looks set to match the US where ‘Hot N Cold’ has already been added to major US radio stations.

    Following her #1 chart success, Katy’s Australian tour will be one of the hottest tickets in town when they go on sale September 12. You can catch Katy playing at the following venues –

    FRIDAY OCT 10 - SYDNEY THE FORUM
    Tickets on sale through Moshtix: www.moshtix.com.au
    A very limited number of tickets for patrons aged under 18 will be available

    MONDAY OCT 13 - MELBOURNE PRINCE OF WALES
    Tickets on sale through: www.princebandroom.com.au & www.ticketmaster.com.au
    This is an over 18’s show only

    Katy will perform in Australia off the back of her successful performances on the Vans Warped tour in the US. …
  • JAMES YORKSTON New album ‘When the Haar Rolls In’

    27 aug 2008, 06:38 av thekiwi

    "For me, listening to James Yorkston's music is like coming across the
    interesting-looking person on the fringes of a party. Before you know
    it, you've spent the evening listening to their compelling tale. In
    this record, I get a real sense that he has found his true voice.
    There's a quiet confidence in his craft; his singing, the words and
    instrumentation, all blend seamlessly to produce a really affecting
    record." – Philip Selway, Radiohead

    “When the haar rolls in it’s just a question of waiting things out and that’s when I swear the music gets me through…”

    This 4th studio album by James Yorkston is for sure a masterful thing. All the ambition, beauty and pathos of his previous albums is sweeping through – and he’s even bought back the full, lush arrangements that popularised his early work. Self produced; this album has the sound of a man let loose – un-restrained by the hand of an outside producer or the expectation of a major label’s desperation for a hit album.
  • CHASING BAILEY INSTORE APPEARANCE

    27 aug 2008, 06:25 av thekiwi

    Australia’s Chasing Bailey have just released their debut album ‘Long Story Short’ and to celebrate the release, the band will head to their home town of Tamworth for an exclusive instore appearance.

    Having recently completed a string of performances including Channel 7’s Sunrise, Teen Dolly Awards and their album launch in Leichhardt, the band will sign copies of their debut single ‘Little By Little’ and their album ‘Long Story Short’ on Saturday August 30.

    Thanks to Sanity, Tamworth Shopping World and 92.9 Chasing Bailey will be onstage from 11am outside Sanity Tamworth Shopping World, Bridge St, Tamworth.

    Check out their latest clip ‘Little By Little’

    http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=dTZXBVGtdCA

    plus bonus behind the scenes footage

    http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=xl6kLxpLSvg



    SINGLE ‘LITTLE BY LITTLE’ – AVAILABLE NOW
    ALBUM ‘LONG STORY SHORT’– AVAILABLE NOW

    www.myspace.com/chasingbailey
    www.chasingbailey.com.au
  • Hollie Smith Gets Australia Set For Soul Sensation

    27 aug 2008, 06:05 av thekiwi

    Critically feted and publicly adored, New Zealand's Hollie Smith is heading to Australia for a seven-date tour that simply can’t be missed.

    Hollie Smith may not be a name Australian music fans know well, but the award-winning, genre-defying soul songstress hopes to change that, and quickly, announcing a seven-stop debut tour schedule that's bound to be a breath of fresh air in the local live music-go-round.

    Smith has already toured Europe and North America following the initial release of her first full-length collection, Long Player. The album has gone on to multi-platinum success in her home country and was made available to Australian fans in April of this year. On tour, the accomplished performer has received enormously positive reviews, winning over tough audiences with her intimate sets of delicious soul hooks and inspiring lyricism.

    The tour opens in Cronulla on September 10 before moving onto Manly (11th), Katoomba (12th), Newtown (14th), Brisbane (18th), Coolum (19th), and finally onto Melbourne on the 21st. …
  • SOMETHING WITH NUMBERS Engineering the Soul on the Road

    22 aug 2008, 01:39 av thekiwi

    A dynamic live show is synonymous with Something With Numbers and fans across the country will be able to experience it first hand when the band take to the road in October and November for a national tour in support of their new album ‘Engineering The Soul’ which is released on September 6.

    The band will kick off their 20 date tour in Perth on October 8 before finishing up in Coolangatta on November 29 after taking in all states in between and also including some all ages shows.

    Tickets are on sale Friday August 29 from the venues for the following dates and will also include performances from special guests:

    WED 08 OCTFOUNDRY, PERTH, WA
    THU 09 OCTPRINCE OF WALES, BUNBURY, WA
    FRI 10 OCTHQ, LEEDERVILLE, WA (All Ages)
    SAT 11 OCT AMPLIFIER, PERTH, WA
    SUN 12 OCT NEWPORT HOTEL, FREEMANTLE, WA
    THU 16 OCTBATMAN FAWKNER, LAUNCESTON, TAS
  • EMI RELEASES MEGADETH’S ‘ANTHOLOGY: SET THE WORLD AFIRE’ ON SEPTEMBER 27

    20 aug 2008, 07:10 av thekiwi

    2-CD and Digital Collection Captures Megadeth’s Biggest Hits,
    An Unreleased Demo, Plus Two Rare Live Recordings

    Following the successful 2007 release of the coveted 4-CD+DVD Warchest box set, Megadeth are back with a vengeance with Anthology: Set the World Afire. The career-spanning 2-CD and digital collection, to be released September 27, features Megadeth’s top hits and fan favourites, a previously unreleased demo and two rare concert recordings.

    Anthology: Set the World Afire is loaded with 35 electrifying tracks, among them Megadeth’s top hits, including “Trust,” “A Tout Le Monde,” “Insomnia” and “Train of Consequences.” Also included are rare 1992 concert recordings of “Peace Sells” and “Symphony of Destruction,” previously available only in limited release, the latter having never been released in the U.S. “High Speed Dirt” is a demo version, previously unreleased.

    Iconic frontman Dave Mustaine pioneered the hugely successful metal band, Megadeth after his departure from Metallica. …