Temptation – The Waifs
| “Where do we take it from here?”
It’s a question the much-loved Australian band has asked itself several times in the 19 years since Thorn, her sister Donna Simpson and guitarist Josh Cunningham set off on their incredible journey.
A trip that began in a van in 1992, with the three troubadours playing gigs anywhere in Australia that would have them, has led The Waifs to multiple ARIA awards, platinum albums and successful tours across the world. The hard yards in those early days paid off in terms of their career, but also bound the three of them together as friends.
17th February 2011 (SYDNEY) – Figures released by The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) today have demonstrated the continued strong growth of digital products, with both number of units sold and dollar value up more than 30%. This increase in popularity for digital tracks and albums saw overall quantity of units sold across the last calendar year grow by nearly 10%, whilst the industry’s overall dollar value was down 13.9% on 2009.
The trend towards digital has prevailed over the last three years; digital tracks selling 24.9 million units in 2008 compared with nearly 50 million in 2010 and the value of digital albums more than doubling over the same three year period. From 2009 to 2010, digital tracks have increased in value by 47% and digital albums by 45%.
By Maria Bailey
The year was 1975. The Stooges had split and Iggy Pop was at his worst. No record contract, depressed, suicidal and smacked of his tits on heroin. He spent most of his time confined within a mental home battling his demons and trying to get some sort of normality back into his famously abnormal life. Good medicine arrived when former Stooges guitarist James Williamson proposed the idea for a demo album to help get Iggy’s legendry vocals back into the studio, back on the radio and back within the hearts of punk rockers across the world. Two years passed and in 1977 former Stooges front-man teamed with musical genius David Bowie to produce Iggy’s first solo records “The Idiot” and “Lust for Life.” Riding on their success, Kill City finally found recognition from Los Angeles based label Bomp! Records.
Disturbed is offering fans a free song from their upcoming album. All you have to do is head over to their website and sign up for their mailing list and you’ll be able to immediately download the self titled track “Asylum” for free. Check it out here.
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The Beautiful Girls New Single ‘Don’t Wait’
Available as a free download from music.thebeautifulgirls.com,
on November 9th, 2009
After 7 years on the road… in hotels, in foreign mud, strewn packets of guitar strings, bags full of hotel keys, flight stubs and stickers on gear cases that map a zig-zag of touring across just about every continent on the globe, a motorcycle accident saw some cheap Los-Angeles-Hotel down time for Mat McHugh. That period saw him strip his songs down, take some time sitting still, and record his first solo album. A soulful unwinding, and a timely look back to the early TBG.
|The Cat Empire’s “The Car Song” recorded live at the Sydney Metro 2007 is available as a free download from The Cat Empire website. Click here to get your copy… [while it lasts]|
|Spiderbait have been at the forefront of alt-rock following their massive hit Black Betty, and now drummer and singer from the band, KRAM, is set to release a solo album, MIX TAPE. You can get a taste of KRAM’s sound with a free download of the track Outer Space click below!|
|PHILADELPHIA GRAND JURY positively killed it when they made their Big Day Out debut last week after winning triplejunearthed.com’s BDO competition. Attracting the daytime’s largest crowd to the V Local Produce stage, the Sydney trio had the throng singing along to the already-classic Going to The Casino and new single Ready To Roll.
The Philly Jays invite you to see why they have been widely tipped as one of Sydney’s best new bands at their forthcoming shows.
|Thumping bass lines, tapping melodies, and slapping percussion on her guitar, Kaki King is a one-woman force sent to wreak acoustic havoc. She’s a riveting performer, combining jaw-dropping technique with unique compositions. Her playing has a passion and an edge that keeps her tenuously balanced, one foot in the acoustic world, the other in rock’n’roll.
For King, the guitar isn’t just a reverie machine; it’s a percussion instrument, just like the drums she played with her high school band…
“When I was about four years old my parents wanted me to take music lessons, and I chose the guitar,” she says. “But I didn’t enjoy it, so when I was five I put it aside. Then I started playing drums when I was nine or 10. I still play them. That was how I got into playing pop music, and that feel was a big influence when I did go back to guitar.”
Using intricate tunings and neck tapping, Kaki became focused on writing instrumental music. In 1999, Kaki moved up to New York to attend NYU, and emerged three years later with a humanities degree that allowed her to complete only the feeblest of crossword puzzles. “I want to be either a vagabond street performer or a sassy bar rat,” she told a professor inquiring about her future plans, to which the professor replied, “With your handsome looks and ragamuffin charm, I’m sure you’ll be able to do both.” And so she did…
From crooning pop to retro-cool rock, multi-platinum seller Chris Isaak is a man of many personas – a gifted musician and vocalist, host of his own TV show, acclaimed actor, a consummate showman and charismatic all-round great guy!
Isaak is also a platinum-selling artist with nine extraordinary albums, twelve singles and two Grammy nominations under his belt.
His legendary shows with long-time band Silvertone have entertained legions of loyal fans for more than two decades. Known for his wonderfully-entertaining stage presence, the charismatic performer and his band of 20 years is recognised by such classics such as ‘Wicked Game’, ‘Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing’, ‘Somebody’s Crying’ and ‘Blue Hotel.’