Britney Spears and Will.i.am’s “Mind Your Business” has topped this week’s new music poll.
Music fans voted in a poll published Friday (July 21) on Billboardschoosing the collaboration between the pop superstar and Grammy-winning producer as their favorite new music release of the past week.
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“Mind Your Business” brought in nearly 48% of the vote, beating out new music by Travis Scott, Bad Bunny and The Weeknd (“K-Pop”); the Barbie movie soundtracks; Chris Stapleton (“White Horse”); ZAYN (“Love Like This”); and others.
After giving fans just a one-day heads up, the two all-star musicians dropped their new single “– a full decade after first working together on 2012’s “Scream & Shout.”
On the track, Brit and the Black Eyed Peas founder riffs over spacey synth ripples, with the Princess of Pop declaring, “Mind your business, b—-.” “Mind Your Business” also recycles a tagline featured throughout “Scream & Shout”: “You are now rockin’ with Will.i.am and Britney, b—-.”
The project was only announced one day ahead of time, with Will.i.am simply tweeting out a 16-second snippet of the electronic dance track. “UH OH!!! You are now NOW rocking with will.i.am and @britneyspears…,” he captioned the sneak peek.
Trailing behind “Mind Your Business” on the polls is Scott, Bad Bunny and The Weeknd’s collaboration “K-Pop,” which brought in 15% of the vote.
Check out the final results of this week’s new music release poll below.
Australian music stalwart Tina Arena has announced a string of tour dates in support of her upcoming album Love Saves, which will hit shelves on Friday, 14th July. Suitably, the tour is billed as the ‘Love Saves World’ tour, and will begin with a show as part of the Night At The Barracks series in Sydney on Saturday, 7th October.
The singer will then follow it up with shows in Perth, the Gold Coast, Melbourne, and finally in Adelaide on Saturday, 21st October. See the full rundown of dates and ticketing details below.
Tina Arena: ‘House’
Love Saves will be Arena’s first new album of original songs in eight years, and will be her seventh wholly English-language album in her career. We’ve heard a couple of tracks from the record already: ‘House’, which received an official video just yesterday, and also ‘Dancing On Thin Ice’ – which was actually released in French as a teaser for the English version.
Arena, who’s equally as popular in her adopted home of France, has released three French-language albums across her career, the last being in 2018 with Quand tout Recommendation.
“Like many of us, I retreated inwards during the pandemic. I found solace in music,” Arena shared in a press release. “I processed my feelings the only way I know how – through my art. From rock bottom, Iran the gauntlet of human emotion. I faced my own demons, the other side emerged transformed, triumphant, renewed and at peace. Remember, be brave, be vulnerable and love saves.”
Tina Arena 2023 Australian Tour Dates
Saturday, 7th October – Night At The Barracks, Sydney
Sunday, 8th October – Perth Concert Hall
Friday, 13th October – HOTA, Gold Coast
Friday, 20th October – Melbourne Town Hall
Saturday, 21st October – Adelaide Festival Centre
Tickets go on sale Friday, 9th June via Tina Arena’s website.
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If you don’t have enough to worry about this weekend, read this. Believe what you will. All of music news for April 29, 2023, is real, though.
Here are 82 million reasons to keep AM radio in cars.
It’s hard to believe that American radio still doesn’t pay artists for airplay. Pretty much every other country in the world does. (They pay the composers but not the artists.)
And one more: The Radiodays confab is part of Canadian Music Week. Radiodays runs June 8-9 and deals with everything from radio to audio to podcasts. A preview here.
Classic Albums Live is celebrating a big anniversary.
Rivers Cuomo of Weezer wants to write a musical and he needs your help.
In case you had your hopes up, Noel Gallagher says there won’t be an Oasis tour next year.
Besides, Noel’s still bitter about Friends ruining music sales. Wait–what?
Ex-Fugees rapper Pras Michael has been found guilty in some kind of influence scheme involving the Chinese government.
Well, that was…odd.
CD sales are hot at these London, Ontario, record shops. Here’s why.
Another biopic for Little Richard.
Alien radio signals. Probably.
This band’s challenge to AI: Can AI do a better job of re-recording of one of the group’s previous albums? Sounds like an ol’ John Henry vs. steam shovel battle. Who wins? Humans or machines? You are the judge.
How about pop hits covered in the style of Donald Duck? You’re welcome.
Kenny G’s house is for sale in Studio City CA. Just US$7.5 million.
Meanwhile, this Drake pile is going for US$62 million.
Drummer Carl Palmer is recovering from heart surgery.
No thanks. Is there really any use case for these headphones? (Rick J)
I had no idea that the Chainsmokers were into high finance.
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BONUS: Everything about this pizza commercial came from AI. It’s got a way to go.
I think it’s time for another Mayhem singles round-up, don’t you? Here coming the fourth for 2023, it includes a baker’s dozen of tunes that have been passed on to me or recommended during the previous few weeks and months, there are some rather spiffing tracks.
It features many artists and bands that have appeared on Mayhem’s pages before. There are also four great cover versions in this collection. There are new tracks from Avalanche Party, Apollo Junction, Vaquelin and Liz Davinci who I think all have new albums coming out sometime this year. Judging from their latest offerings, choosing Mayhem’s album of the year for 2023 will be very difficult! Let me know what you think of this great collection of tunes!
You will find a YouTube link to each song in the title (or a link to the audio of the track) and a link to the artist’s website or one of their social media pages when you click the artist’s name. You can also find the link to a Spotify playlist of all these songs by clicking here.
“Serious Dance Music” – Avalanche Party
Ain’t no party like an Avalanche Party and the AP boys are back with what is most definitely a tune for partying to. You probably wouldn’t play this at a work event! I sense an Amazing Snakeheads influence in this fast-paced, frenzied, frenetic, funky, feral, fest of a song. The band all seem to be in top form, especially Kane’s drumming. This is the first single from their upcoming sophomore album, ‘Der Traum Über Alles’. The video is very classy indeed.
“History” – Apollo Junction
The Apollo Junction boys are back with another offering that will feature on their third album, due out later this year. For the first minute, it is soft, acoustic, mellow and pensive. Then the sound continues to build with an almost drone-like guitar sound underpinning it. It finally builds to an immense orchestral-sounding, epic finish. The harmonies are superb and I can imagine this sound echoing across festival fields for years to come. Possibly my favorite Apollo Junction song so far.
“The Grayston Boogie” – Hazy Janes
This is a fine slab of fuzzy, dirty, electric blues. If you are not doing the Grayston Boogie by the end of the track then you should frankly seek medical help. The video has a few fleeting tips as to how to boogie in a Grayston way!
“Back To Black” – The Palava
A brave choice to cover this one. No one could ever hope to emulate the original Amy Winehouse, so the Palava chose to take the song in a different direction. An immaculate blues rock vocal and some gritty, scuzzy garage rock style guitars. I have seen the band play this live and they do it well, but this recording is so much better than that! I bloody love it!
“FKN H8 U 2” – Sad Like You
This bunch is from Adelaide, Australia and this track is reminiscent of the softer side of Blink 182. It is a close-to-perfect amalgam of great pop punk and emo. A heartfelt tale of heartbreak. I am looking forward to hearing more from Sad Like You.
“Pain Reliever” – Liz Davinci
Is Liz Davinci descended from Leonardo? I don’t know, but she is certainly an incredibly talented artist. Vocally there are elements of Kate Bush, Suzanne Vega, and Marcella Detroit here. This tune is beautiful and almost baroque in its construction. I love the way that Liz is not afraid to use the space between the notes. This augers well for her forthcoming album ‘Fata Morgana’.
“Five Years” – Easy All Stars/ Steel Pulse
This is the second cover in this singles selection (there will be more) and it does what I think makes a perfect cover in that it isn’t a simple facsimile of the original. This is the first track to be released from the Easy All Stars forthcoming album of a reggae reimagining of Bowie’s ‘The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars’ album. This one works perfectly and bodes well for the album. The Dame’s rarely touched reggae, and when he did it was never particularly good in my opinion. But Easy All Stars with Steel Pulse show with absolute certainty that Bowie can work in a reggae style.
“Feelin’ Good” – The Black Skies Ft. Hellbound Glory
We have another cover in the singles round up. This time it was a smoky, heavy, swampy, garage rock version on Nina Simone’s iconic classic “Feelin’ Good”. For me this version takes back ownership of the song from Muse after Matt Bellamy’s somewhat histrionic and over-the-top take on the tune from a few years ago.
“Tell Me With Your Eyes” – Witch Of The East
Witch Of The East returns with a fabulous new song. This is punk, post punk, electro, dance with a goth icing and a pinch of New Order. Based on this, if there is another Witch Of The East album in development it will be bloody wonderful.
“Back-Alley Barn Dance” – I Tell Lies
Get into this band now, then when they break big you can impress your friends by saying you were there at the start. This song is full on rock with large shots of Yard Act and Sleaford Mods and a shady undercurrent of mounting anger. Go see them live as soon as you can!
“Wicked Game” – JW Paris
Gemma, Danny and Aaron returned with a stonking cover of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game”. It feels like the Velvet Underground made the song originally back in the 60s and then Isaak covered it in 1989. OK, I know that isn’t true, right? This must be top of the list to be on the Twin Peaks soundtrack if there is ever another remake, prequel or sequel. I love that in the blurb to the video on YouTube the band state “Dear lovers, snoggers and nighttime doggers. We’ve recorded a cover of one of our favorites in light of the smoochin’ season” that cracked me up, well the nighttime doggers bit anyway!
“The Bona Fide Money Laundering Society” – Vaquelin
Another banging tune from Vaquelin, it kicks off like Led Zeppelin on Quaaludes and the vocals are classic 70s rock style with a dash of Bowie’s Tin Machine Style. The screaming lead guitar, particularly in the last part of the track is something Mick Ronson would be proud of. The second album from Vaquelin looks like it will be better than the first based on this tune!
“Greed” – The Undercover Hippy
The Undercover Hippy is an expert at protest tunes, because it’s done in a very clever and subtle way. The reggae backing has shades of another great band, Captain Ska. This song questions the greed and or incompetence of our less than industrial leaders. We need more artists like this calling out the scummy liars in government.
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Peking Duc have just announced their first national tour since 2019, and it’s gonna be big.
Peking Duk have unabashedly earned themselves a reputation as Australia’s most beloved electronic music act with over a decade of consecutive bangers. From ARIA Award-winning, four-times platinum single high to the triple-platinum witching hour anthem strangers ft. Swedish artists Eliphant to FakeMagicthe duo have racked up over 530 million streams and played to fans worldwide.
After working on their own solo projects, unveiling their weekly podcast and releasing their latest hit Spend It featured Circa Waves, Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles have been itching to get back on the road.
The group will begin their tour in Albury before heading to Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and regional towns in between. They’ll be touring throughout March – from the 3rd – all the way to the 1st of April. View all tour dates below – the band noted on social media that no second shows will be added.
The pre-sale begins tomorrow at 9 am. On Wednesday, general admission tickets will go on sale. Find tickets here.
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Featuring special guests such as The Inspired Unemployed, The Kooks, Brooke Boney, Tony Armstrong, Flex Mami, Alex Dyson, Jack River, Muselk, Alex Lahey and more, the duo run through their guests’ most significant success and the failure that made them. the Peking Duk Podcast is the first of its kind for an Australian band, so it’s sure to be a hit with its banter and exclusive stories.
“From playing at cocktail bars in Canberra to playing Coachella, we’ve had lots of wild shit happen. We love sharing stories. We also love banter and conversations. We are recording it all and conning all of our fave mates like The Inspired Unemployed and Brooke Boney to join in!” the duo revealed.
Thursday 3 March – Beer Deluxe, Albury / Bungambrawatha Country Friday 10 March – UC Refectory, Canberra / Ngunnawal Country Saturday 11 March – Forum, Melbourne / Naarm/Wurundjeri Country Sunday 12 March – Torquay Hotel, Torquay / Wadawurrung Country Monday 13 March – Rafferty’s, Warrnambool / Wheringkernitch Thursday 16 March – Waves, Wollongong / Dharawal Country Friday 17 March – Enmore Theatre, Sydney / Gadigal Country Saturday 18 March – Drifters Wharf, Central Coast / Darkinjung Country Sunday 19 March – Beach Hotel, Byron Bay / Arakwal Country Tuesday 21 March – JCU Uni Bar, Townsville / Gurrumbilbarra Country Thursday 23 March – Gilligan’s, Cairns / Yirriganydji Country Friday 24 March – Magnums, Airlie Beach / Ngaro Country Saturday 25 March – The Tivoli, Brisbane / Meanjin Sunday 26 March – Miami Marketta, Gold Coast / Yugambeh Country Friday 31 March – Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide / Kaurna Country Saturday 1 April – Metro City, Perth / Boorloo