KESHA TRIUMPHS WITH NEW SONG ‘PRAYING’
NEW ALBUM RAINBOW TO BE RELEASED ON AUGUST 11TH
Kesha reclaims her place in the music world with her new song, ‘Praying’ — the initial advance track from RAINBOW, her first album in nearly five years. Kesha wrote ‘Praying’ with Ryan Lewis, Ben Abraham, and Andrew Joslyn; Lewis (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis) produced the track. RAINBOW will be released August 11th on Kemosabe Records/RCA Records AND Sony Music Entertainment Australia. It is available for pre-order now:
RAINBOW marks a new beginning for Kesha, one based around inner strength and musical exploration as she achieves her vision for the album by enlisting a roster of collaborators ranging from Eagles of Death Metal to Dolly Parton. Ben Folds produced the title track with Kesha, while Ricky Reed produced and wrote on numerous tracks as well. Wrabel co-wrote a collaboration that features the Dap-Kings horn section. Eagles of Death Metal are featured on two tracks, while Parton guests on a version of her 1980 country chart-topper ‘Old Flames Can’t Hold a Candle to You.’ The track was co-written by Kesha’s mother Pebe Sebert, who also has other songwriting credits on ‘Rainbow’.
FUTURE FRIENDS – PART TWO AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER, OUT SEPTEMBER 15
Superfruit have released their highly anticipated debut album FUTURE FRIENDS – PART ONE, available now via RCA Records through Sony Music Entertainment Australia.
Superfruit is comprised of Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying of the 3x Grammy Award winning and multi-platinum selling group, Pentatonix. Having worked with various writers and producers on this project including Danny Harle, Caroline Polacheck (Chairlift), SLATERS, ROBOPOP and more, FUTURE FRIENDS is the first installment of the two-part album and the first official music release stemming from Mitch and Scott’s popular YouTube music, comedy and lifestyle channel. They previously released an animated video for ‘Bad 4 Us’ last September and have now released their latest music video for the album’s lead track ‘Imaginary Parties’.
IRISH HIP HOP TRIO
RELEASE BRAND NEW TRACK ‘FLOWERS’
Irish cross genre hip hop trio Hare Squead today release their brand new single ‘Flowers’, the second track to be taken from their brand new EP SEASON 2, out July 28th through Sony Music Entertainment Australia.
Following ‘Pure’, the first track to be released from the new EP which met critical acclaim around the globe and was featured as Guardian’s ‘Track of the Week’, NME’s ‘New Music of the Day’ and also premiered on Fader US, Hare Squead release their biggest single to date ‘Flowers’. The single shows off the band’s ability to adeptly build hooks unlike anyone else at the moment. ‘Flowers’ takes the simplest of piano notes and a rolling bassline to create something completely unique yet accessible.
The Dublin-based group are hot off the back of an explosive performance supporting Washington D.C. based rapper Goldlink in London after he re-versioned and included their track ‘Herside Story’ on his debut album AT WHAT COST. The track itself has already amassed over 2m streams on Spotify adding to the band’s 5m+ streams on their own platform.
Lauded by the likes of BBC Radio 1, Beats1, XXL, Pitchfork, Noisey, Pigeons & Planes, DIY and more, the trio comprised of Lilo Blues, Tony Konstone and Jessy Rose have become one of this year’s most stand out and exciting new acts.
RIVAL FIRE RELEASE BRAND NEW SINGLE ‘WAR’
+ ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM WAR OUT AUGUST 11TH
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW
Melbourne alternative rock band Rival Fire have released their brand new single ‘War’ and announced their debut album of the same name will be released on August 11th via Sony Music Entertainment Australia. ‘War’ is available to stream and purchase now and you can pre-order the album HERE.
Rival Fire’s upcoming album WAR has been more than three years in the making, and is a musically rugged landscape of explosive peaks and emotive troughs. It’s as much about a single person’s journey as it is about the human experience.
‘War’ – both the song and the entire album, stem from deeply personal experiences. Speaking about the new single, front man Rob Farnham explains, “The lyrics are about internal struggle, it’s about the war inside your head, the war you’re facing on a personal note. It’s not a ‘self-help’ kind of thing, but I understand the concept. Everyone has their own problems and issues, I just want people to know they’re not alone.”
Rival Fire have also been refining and perfecting their live show over recent years, supporting the likes of Dead Letter Circus, Birds of Tokyo and Superheist. While on tour, Rival Fire struck up a close friendship with Brisbane’s Dead Letter Circus, which resulted in the band working with Luke Palmer and Clint Vincent who produced the album tracks ‘War’, ‘Slave’, ‘Dreams’ and ‘Addiction’.
The band have written all over the world, from Mansfield, a remote town in the Victorian Alps, to Los Angeles where they worked with Mark Needham (Chris Isaak, Fleetwood Mac, The Killers), to Brisbane and Sydney.
Given their uniquely chameleonic talents for performing to all kinds of crowds, and their ability to create music that is equal parts catchy and cathartic, there’s little doubt that Rival Fire are on the verge of something truly powerful.
Rival Fire consists of Rob Farnham (Vocals), Matthew Darcy (Drums), Tim Smyth (Guitar/Vocals), Zac Connelly (Bass/Vocals) and John Zambelis (Guitar).