Frank Ocean has been announced to perform two special headline Australian shows when he's in the country for Splendour in the Grass this year! Melbourne and Sydney will be hosting Ocean as he plays his debut Australian shows, both of which are highly likely to sell out quickly. Tickets for both shows are on sale from 10am June 6.
“Fuck”: the first word out of Tyler, the Creator’s mouth on his latest concept LP Wolf, and, since this latest package plays out as a prequel to his prior albums, our introduction to Tyler’s incredibly complex and cathartic journey; the journey through which the image of who Tyler is as a person finally comes together, cementing his position as one of the most fascinating rappers to emerge in the past couple of years.
Will they or won’t they? While we will never be sure who is playing a festival until the promoters actually release a line-up, it’s always fun to speculate and throw around any rumours that come up. The next big festival yet to announce their line-up is Splendour In The Grass. With the line-ups for Primavera, Summersonic and Coachella festivals already out there, it’s time to salivate over who will may (or have already actually confirmed) continue down here fore Australia’s premier winter festival.
Both bad and good news in this week's State of Affairs, with music venues not winning any awards by closing and Australian musicians winning actual awards overseas from a Prince. We also learn about Eskimo Joe's winning skills in fundraising and the industry's economic growth as a whole
Macklemore and & Ryan Lewis continue thier dominance on the charts, but Flume isn't too far behind. The Coopers Amp Prize rolls on with website content, and Josh Pyke giving you an opportunity to be mentored by him, all this in this weeks State of Affairs.
As the triple j Hottest 100 opens up its digital doors for voting in its 2012 edition, we come to an end of our top 40 albums list with ten phenomenal albums. Stay tuned for our top 40 songs of 2012... they'll be launching tomorrow and running through to the New Year!
In this last State Of Affairs column of the year, we look back at a week where Gotye continues to be recognised for that song, Christmas albums attack the ARIA charts and awards aplenty are being handed out here at home for various things. Plus a bunch of awesome opportunities to get funding for your project through the Australia Council.
Already into the second half of the year and what a month it was!
1. Big Day Out 2013 line-up announcement
For years the R&B scene has been in disarray, there are only a handful of artists still making actual rhythm and blues while the majority are leaning towards cheesy house influences.
With one of the most killer beats on their record Watch The Throne, Jay-Z and Kanye West have delivered a killer music video for their track "No Church in the Wild", featuring Frank Ocean. Inspired by the London Riots, this is an epic music video, well worth the wait...
"Holy shit" seems to be among the most commonly used words on the internet this morning with the announcement of the Coachella 2012 lineup.