Internationally acclaimed UK pop star Olly Murs has excited Aussie fans with the news he will be returning in August for a nation-wide tour. Promoting his fourth album Never Been Better, Murs will kick off the tour in Perth before heading to Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney.
The long awaited return of Art vs. Science is finally here, with the premier of their new track ‘In This Together’ released on Triple J on Monday. The Sydney trio spoke on the radio program, also exciting fans with the news that they will be announcing tour dates next week.
‘In This Together’ will be the first single off the new album that is yet to be given a title by the band. The single will mark the first song released since last year’s EP Create/Destroy, while the upcoming album will be their first long-player release since their debut album The Experiment in 2011.
Online streaming service Netflix has announced that ‘House of Cards’ will return for a fourth season. With all 13 episodes of the third season being released in February, it was announced this week that the political drama would be renewed for another season to air in 2016.
Kevin Spacey, who stars as the homicidal US President Francis Underwood, will return with co-star Robin Wright, who plays the wife and first lady to the Whitehouse. The season renewal is no surprise with both actors receiving Golden Globes for their performances on the show. The show itself has had several Golden Globes nominations and won four primetime Emmys, which is the first time an online-only television drama has achieved this much acclaim.
English actor and comedian Russell Brand will be returning to the big screen, starring alongside Nicolas Cage in the comedy film Army of One. The film is to be directed by Larry Heath, best known for his work in directing the comedy film Borat and writing for the famous sitcom Seinfeld.
Sia has been very vocal about her struggles with stage fright and touring, but in an interview with NME she admitted that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to maintain her hardline stance of not playing live.
“I’m seeing some crazy numbers,” she says, speaking about offers on the table ”When they keep coming I’m like, ‘is it worth it now?’ because it could mean that I don’t ever have to do anything again.”
No, we didn’t teleport back to 2009, Kanye West is still fighting for Beyoncé (unasked, if facial expressions are anything to go by), taking to the stage after Beck won Album of The Year at the 2015 Grammy Awards, but one thing was different from the controversial first time Yeezy stormed the stage… he and arch rival Taylor Swift are cool with each other, and apparently recording music together.
In a post show interview, ‘Ye confirmed that he and Tay are “going into the studio together”, confiding to Ryan Seacrest his plans for the as yet titled record.
Like he said in ‘Diamonds From Sierra Leone’, he’s “not a businessman, he’s a business, man”. Jay-Z is set to expand his empire with an offer to buy Swedish music streaming company Aspiro for an estimated $US56 million.
If the bid is successful, Jay will add in Aspiro with the Roc Nation record label and sports management company, 40/40 Club chain, and Rocafella fragrances as his extracurricular business activities.
This Thursday, Marvel fans will be flocking to cinemas for the release of ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’. Amongst the cast members to return for the Avengers sequel will be Scarlett Johansson, whose role as the Black Widow will mark the fourth movie she has played the character.
During a press day for the new Avengers film, Johansson spoke to Collider about the possibility of a solo Black Widow Film.
British actress Maisie Williams, best known for her role as Arya Stark on the HBO fantasy series ‘Game of Thrones’, will guest star in the next season of Doctor Who.
The official Doctor Who Twitter account made the announcement on April 30, stating they were “beyond excited” that Williams would be joining the cast in a guest appearance. Williams was also thrilled with news of the role.
Fans of the highly anticipated ‘Batman vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice’ will finally get a sneak peek of the film, as the first trailer is “on the cusp of being released”.
Collider has reported that the trailer will be aired before all screenings of the upcoming Warner Bros film ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, which will be released in Australia on May 14.
After recent speculation, it has been confirmed that British actor Ben Hardy will play the role of Angel in the new X-Men film.
Rumours started when director Bryan Singer posted production art of the character Angel on Instagram. Hardy had been repeatedly linked to the superhero sequel and Singer finally responded on Thursday in an interview with Empire Magazine.
Pharrell Williams is a jack of all trades; a super producer, singer-songwriter, designer, giant hat enthusiast, and now, he can add author of children’s books to his already-long resume, signing a four book deal with Penguin Publishing, with his first book to be inspired by his hit song ‘Happy’.
“I’m humbled by the global success of Happy, but especially in awe of the song’s young fans… My collaboration with Penguin allows me to continue a dialogue with these children in a fresh, new way. We’re both committed to feeding the curiosity of young minds with imagination,” he said in a statement.
After a mammoth 2014, Australia’s Got Talent and X Factor favourite Taylor Henderson has just announced he will make his way around the country this April touring Australia on a 13 date tour.
Winning audiences over with his father on AGT 2010 and winning a spot as a finalist on The X-Factor in 2013, Taylor has become one of Australia’s most loved faces. Two extensive headline tours and a support spot on tour with MKTO later, Taylor is bringing his unique blend of pop, folk and country for the first time in 2015, on the back of his gold-certified sophomore release, Burnt Letters, and lead single “When You Were Mine” following suit and attaining platinum certification.
Melbourne has born many of Australian music’s biggest names; Kylie Minogue, Vance Joy, and 360 to name a few, but a singer-songwriter from Northcote is taking the world by storm. Courtney Barnett is being heralded by music bibles NME and Rolling Stone as the next big thing, and all before her album is released.
Penning songs about Melbourne life, her upcoming album, Sometimes I Sit and Think… Sometimes I Just Sit is hotly anticipated, with slightly magnified stories from her everyday life making up the content of the record.