The AU Monthly Review: June 2012

Another month has gone by so quickly and so much has happened in the last 30 days! What are those events exactly? Well… you’re about to find out…

1. The Rolling Stones unleash logo to commemorate their 50 year anniversary (Pictured Above)

Legendary rockers, The Rolling Stones, have done what few bands have achieved – reached their gold anniversary. To celebrate the special milestone, they will be releasing a book and possibly still giving it a crack by hinting at a collaboration with “Jumpin’ Jack” White.

2. Death of Eduard Khil (1934-2012)

The Russian singer rose to worldwide fame over the last few years as an Internet meme, although his original recording of “I Am Glad, ‘Cause I’m Finally Returning Back Home” debuted in 1976. After its resurrecting success, the song was parodied in The Colbert Report, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Chaser and an episode of Family Guy. On June 4, Eduard Khil passed away after complications from a stroke. We will remember him for his lyrics… or not.

3. Twitter war between Erykah Badu and Flaming Lips frontman, Wayne Coyne

Erykah Badu and The Flaming Lips agreed to do a collaborative cover of Roberta Flack’s “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”, however the video reveals (pun intended) a naked Badu and her sister in various confronting shots in one of the most raunchiest videos ever witnessed. Erykah and her sister took their frustration to Twitter and were outraged by the display of distrust and violation shown by the band, along with most of the public, however, The Flaming Lips eventually caved in and apologised to the ladies and offended viewers.

4. Tickets for The xx’s Australian Tour sell out in minutes

In what could only be described as extraordinary, the increasingly popular Oliver Sim, Romy Madley Croft and Jamie Smith (Jamie xx) will be performing their shows across Australia to packed audiences, as tickets sold out in less than five minutes as soon as they became available. The tour will begin on July 18 at the Forum Theatre in Victoria and end in Sydney on July 20 at the Metro Theatre.

5. The Presets announce new album, Pacifica, and release new video of first single, “Youth In Trouble”

It has been a long time between drinks, and the time has finally come for Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes to give us another shot of their new material, with their first single, “Youth In Trouble” released from the forthcoming album, Pacifica, which is expected to be out on September 14th, 2012.

6. Tame Impala release teaser video for new album, Lonerism

The boys from Perth recently posted a video on YouTube, featuring sounds from their upcoming release, Lonerism, slated to be available later this year. It doesn’t help that the music in the video is making us giddy with excitement and anticipation!

7. Swedish House Mafia announce split

The much loved dance music group from Sweden shocked us all when they made the announcement of their separation on their website: “We want to thank every single one of you that came with us on this journey. We came, we raved, we loved”. Their departure comes at a time when they were a smash hit, and are now looking forward to moving on for a new challenge.

8. Fat As Butter dish up their line-up for 2012

The festival, to be held at Newcastle Foreshore Park on September 22nd, 2012, will be a massive event as it will most likely attract an eclectic crowd for a variety of reasons, even if that includes nostalgia and re-living the ’90s by watching Eiffel 65 and N-Trance perform live. Yes, they’re still around!


Mystery Jets
Hungry Kids Of Hungary
Good Charlotte
Seth Sentry
The Rubens
Hunting Grounds
Art Of Sleeping
Hey Geronimo
Kill City Creeps
Marianas Trench
Eiffel 65
Yacht Clubs DJs [Live]
Bombs Away
Rebecca And Fiona
Nick Thayer
The Only
Dr Don Don
Jam Xpress
Doctor Werewolf

9. The Black Keys sue for copyright infringement

In the United States, Pizza Hut and Home Depot were advertising their goods and services while using songs from The Black Keys’ album, El Camino. This did not sit well for the rock duo, so they began legal proceedings in an attempt to protest that the two companies should not capitalise on the band’s success.

10. No Doubt uncover artwork and give us a sneak peek video of leading single, “Settle Down”

The debut single from impending LP, Push and Shove (to be distributed on September 25, 2012) marks the first time in several years that the Californian quartet have congregated and collaborated in what is shaping up to be one of the year’s biggest comebacks.