This week in April Reviews The Music News…
Taylor Swift’s latest album Reputation exploded onto the charts yesterday. If you thought her last album strayed from her country roots, this one goes down the rabbit hole and into the ever-changing world of pop music. Her buddy Ed Sheeran manages to score a feature, with US rapper Future also lending his rhymes to End Game. The album itself has received fairly positive reviews so far, meaning if you’ve ever liked a T-Swift song Reputation could be worth a listen. You can get the album on iTunes or go straight to her Website.
On Thursday, the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) revealed they’d roped in Harry Styles to perform at their annual awards night on the 28th of November. Broadcast nationally, the announcement could see a potential hit in ratings for the Nine Network, since the guy was the star of the biggest boy band since Backstreet Boys. He’ll also be playing to sold out crowds in NSW and Victoria at the end of this month, with an official tour beginning in April next year. You can get his self-titled debut album on iTunes, and find out more information about the ARIAs here.
The Download Festival Australia’s 2018 line-up was also announced this week. Scoring some big names like Korn and Limp Bizkit, it’s sure to be a worthwhile spectacle. The festival kicks off on the 24th of March next year, but you can buy tickets this Thursday. To see the full line-up and get tickets, go to their Website.
In Indie Music News…
Californian rock band Watch for Horses released their brand new single mere hours ago. The track, entitled San Junipero, comes from the success of their previous EP and is a bundle of energy wrapped up in dynamic rhythms and a catchy chorus. After winning a place on the Vans Warped Tour, the song reflects the high-spirited potential of the band. You can listen to San Junipero here and check out their Website, Facebook and Twitter for more details.
Sixties and seventies-inspired band The Jacks also debuted their single She’s a Mystery yesterday. This four-piece band take cues from the famed British Invasion of America that saw bands like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones rocket to popularity. Their sound is raw, untamed rock-n-roll with their main focus to be as authentic as possible. For more information on the band, take a peek at their Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.