The Vulture Nest: Latest Music News
It’s been an exciting week of announcements this week as we welcome cold winds, rain and the flu.
The xx has announced the release of their eagerly awaited follow-up to their 2009 self-titled debut. Coexist will be released on the 11th of September in the US and one day earlier internationally. Gotta love that time difference. The band writes, “after a long time on the road, we took a break, created our own studio and wrote these new songs that we’re so looking forward to playing to you.” Bless. They’ve also just announced some Australian tour dates prior to the release of the album – check here for details.
The Beach Boys have announced a 2012 tour of Australia. Wew. Dates have been confirmed in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. The 50th Anniversary Tour marks the first time in more than 20 years that original members Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, David Marks and Mike Love will tour together.
In local news, to no-one’s surprise Gotye dominated the 2012 Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) Music Awards, winning Song of the Year for ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ featuring Kimbra. No shit. Gotye was also awarded Songwriter of the Year and Most Played Australian Work.
Triple J’s One Night Stand faced the wrath of Mother Nature and had to finish early due to extreme weather conditions, cutting headlining act The Temper Trap short. Over 15,000 punters braved the weather in Dalby, Queensland, which was opened by Unearthed competition winners Mace and the Motor.
It seems like only yesterday we were suffering withdrawals from the festival season but dates for 2012 Parklife, marking the beginning of the festival season for many, have been just been announced.
The festival will kick off in Brisbane on the 29th of September at the City Botanic Gardens.
Parklife Sydney: Sunday 30th September at Centennial Park
Parklife Perth: Monday 1st of October at Wellington Square
Parklife Melbourne: Sunday 6th of October at Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Parklife Adelaide: Sunday 7th of October at Botanic Park
See www.parklife.com.au for more details.
The Temper Trap’s much anticipated self-titled sophomore album has debuted at the top of the ARIA Album Chart to mix reviews, beating comedy duo Tenacious D and Slash’s latest solo album to the post. The Australian quintet were thrust onto the global stage with their 2009 debut Conditions, that despite achieving Platinum status, only just scraped into the ARIAs top ten, peaking at number 9.
Occupy Movement, eat your heart out. If it wasn’t for wealthy businessman and philanthropist Graeme Wood, the fate of Falls Festival in Marion Bay would have been dire. Without government support, the future of the long-running festival looked bleak. In a statement by the festival organisers, Wood stated, “The Falls Music and Arts Festival is a case study of the tangible economic impact that creative events, and cultural and ecotourism, can have for the Tasmanian economy. As a philanthropist and businessman, this inspirational combination of creative endeavor and sustainable economic return is something I’m very keen to support.” You bewdy.
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