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Canadian group Stars preview new EP with "A Simple Song"

Diverse Canadian pop-rockers Stars are just about ready to unleash a new EP for their fans, a follow up to last year's brilliant No One Is Lost album. The EP will contain a few unreleased cuts, one of which is lead single "A Simple Song", a poignant emotional rollercoaster that is fronted by Torquil Campbell and grounded by Amy Millan. Listen to the track below and look out for The Lost & Found EP which will be released next week.

The Brian Jonestown Massacre add Melbourne Town Hall Show to their November show

San Francisco alt-rock (or, apparently 'neo-psychedelia') band The Brian Jonestown Massacre have added a show at the Melbourne Town Hall to their Silver Jubilee Tour (that's 25 years, folks). The band, who formed in San Francisco in 1990, will incorporate the Town Hall's Grand Organ into their show, which sounds fairly spectacular.

Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, and Ab-Soul release posse cut "Vice City"

Jay Rock is getting ready to unleash 90059 any day now, and to signal it's imminence a video has been released for "Vice City", a track hooking Rock up with his fellow Black Hippy emcees, Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, and Ab-Soul. The bass-heavy posse track has all four emcees using the same flow, mirroring each other and bringing their own styles over the banging production. Watch the video below.

Flight of the Conchords, Lorde, Kimbra, The Naked & Famous, and more team up for All Blacks charity single

A New Zealand supergroup of sorts has formed for a side-splitting charity single to support the All Blacks in the 2015 Rugby World Cup along with charity Cure Kids to raise awareness for Batten Disease. Starring a who's who of contemporary NZ musicians, sports stars, comedians, and actors, the "We Are The World" style video starts with a brilliant tongue-in-cheek satire where kids hilariously dictate the song before the likes of Lorde, Kimbra, Savage, Brett McKenzie, emcee Brooke Fraser, Daniel Bedingfield, Alisa Xayalith (of The Naked and Famous), and Georgia Nott (of Broods) jump into the studio the record the mish-mash of lasers, unicorns, and rugby. Similarly to "Feel Inside (And Stuff Like That)" by Flight of the Conchords.

Boy & Bear announce "Limit of Love" National Tour starting January 2016

Boy & Bear have announced a summer tour for early next year, in support of their third album Limit Of Love. The new album is due to land October 9th, just under a month away, but it's never too early to start getting psyched!

Bring Me The Horizon is the seventh act confirmed for Soundwave 2016

As the dripping continues, Soundwave have secured Bring Me the Horizon to rock the festival next year, an announcement which coincides with their new album That's The Spirit being released today.

Lana Del Rey releases new single "Music to Watch Boys To" (2015)

Lana Del Rey is getting ready to release her third album, Honeymoon this month, and Beats 1 have premiered what she herself has said is her favourite song from the project, "Music to Watch Boys to". The track is even dreamier than her previous singles; one big tender moment as Lana's otherworldly vocals melt into the production, repeating lines like "I like you a lot/So I do what you want" in a mesmerised state. Listen to the song below and get ready for Honeymoon on 18th September.

Future Islands to perform headline shows in Adelaide and Brisbane

While in Australia to support Mumford and Sons, unstoppable synth-poppers Future Islands have announced headline shows in Adelaide and Brisbane in November. It of course comes with the same massive anticipation that has been floating around the band ever since their head-turning performances at Splendour in the Grass and Laneway Festival, sets which have only been followed by strength-to-strength showmanship around the world.

Oxjam to present Stanmore Laneway Festival in Sydney this month

As an extension of last month's Oxjam, the grassroots movement will be sprouting up a mini laneway festival in Sydney's Stanmore with local bands all day, and DJ sets in between to help you party in the name of fighting poverty.

Airlie Beach Festival of Music celebrates its 3rd year with a range of musical genres and 20 band line-up

Airlie Beach Festival of Music is in its 3rd year in 2015, and have revamped their stages and are boasting a very impressive line-up this time around. Located in the Whitsunday region of Queensland, festival goers are sure to experience stunning views all day long with music from Friday 6 November to Sunday 8 November.

Album News Weekly: 10th September 2015

In This Issue: The releases are flooding with in with some ethereal dreamy pleasures from Metric and el fog to a whole batch of heavy punk re-emergences. Get your hands on these because there are plenty more on the way next week!

Soulwax release nine minute remix of Tame Impala's "Let It Happen"

Soulwax have come out of the studio in a big way, stretching out Tame Impala's dominant "Let It Happen" into a prog-electronica jam completely in line with the inventive style we've come to expect from the respected dance outfit. Funk drives this rework, tugging on a different side of Kevin Parker's hypnotic performance to transform the Currents opener into a club-ready beast.

Dylan Joel announces new single, debut album "Authentic Lemonade" and headline tour

Australian musician Dylan Joel has released brand a new single "Blank" and as well as his debut album Authentic Lemonade. He's also announced an album launch headline tour for this October and November. The album features the hip-hop party jam “Swing” featuring Mantra & DJ Izm and his first single “Numbers”. Click through for all the tour info...

Koral & The Goodbye Horses announce "Nocturnes" EP tour

Adelaide five-piece Koral & The Goodbye Horses are about to the road in support of their debut EP – Nocturnes. The tour will take the band to Melbourne, regional Victoria, Adelaide and to Sydney for two shows with some soon to be announced guests. Click through for all the dates and info!

Festival "Reclaim The Streets" is set to protest lockout laws in Sydney this Sunday, September 13th

Since the drastic lockout laws have been put in place by the State Government, thousands of Sydney sider's have felt the sting of the highly regulated and restricting night life. This Sunday September 13th, Reclaim The Streets will give the chance for thousands of protesters to gather in Hyde Park to take a activist stand against the laws.