Seeker Lover Keeper’s Heavenly Sounds Live Tour

I’ve very bastardly called Seeker Lover Keeper to be the indie la la’s answer to Young Divas but am I wrong for saying that?

The genius and totally on point union of three stunning indie songbirds Sarah Blasko, Holly Throsby and Sally Seltmann can’t be faulted. After blowing us away with their self-titled debut group album, the ladies are reuniting for one final intimate set of live shows this summer via Heavenly Sounds.

This is something of an Australian first, y’guys. Seeker Lover Keeper‘s Heavenly Sounds tour will see the trio play at a range of beautiful and historic cathedrals and churches around the country – thus the tour name. Halleloo! For those who missed out on seeing these three strummy la la divas turn out on their sell-out national tour, this is promising to be one warm, intimate live music experience you’ll wanna take into eternity.

Watch Seeker Lover Keeper perform one of their singles ‘Even Though I’m A Woman’. So flawless:


 
Check out the following places of Seeker Lover Keeper worship:

21 November – St John’s Cathedral, Ann Street, Brisbane.
23 November – Christ Church Cathedral, Church Street, Sydney
24 November – St Stephen’s Uniting Church, Macquarie Street, Sydney
25 November – St Paul’s Anglican Church, Captain Cook Crescent/Canberra Avenue, Canberra.
28 November – St Michael’s Church, Collins/Russell Street, Melbourne
30 November – St David’s Cathedral, Murray Street, Hobart
1 December – St Joseph’s Church, Salvado Road, Subiaco
2 December – Flinders Street Baptist Church, Flinders Street, Adelaide

Footnotes:

Heavenly Sounds 2011 presents Seeker Lover Keeper tickets will go live 27 September 10am at Ticketek. Have your cash offering ready.

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Shannon Noll Announces “A Million Suns” Album Preview Shows

Nolly’s rolling up his sleeves and getting to work, y’guys. So for fans who are gagging to hear material from his forthcoming album live and in the flesh, this is for you.

The Idol superstar has been flying low under the radar for the past few years and to be honest, I don’t think he’s gonna have much problem slipping back into the spotlight and reclaiming his audience. There’s not a lot of Aussie male pop rockers in the game coming for Nolly’s crowd and sound, is there? On top of that, he’s a consistent artist and performer – what you’ve loved from day one is what you’re gonna love in 2011. His music doesn’t really waver to trends except the occasional forays into a more youthful spunky rock sound. But y’all can handle that.

A Million Suns – Nolly’s fourth studio album – sees him reuniting with Bryon Jones who hemmed his first two albums and collaborations with songwriters Lindsay Rimes (ace writer who has worked with everyone from Stan Walker to The McClymonts), DNA (Sydney-based team who has worked with Zoe Badwi) and good old Adam Reily who’s no stranger to the Idol franchise having worked on material for Guy Sebastian, Jessica Mauboy, Damien Leith and Kate DeAraugo.

You can go experience the new material live in the flesh at the following venues and times. Check out the album preview shows Nolly’s playing in a city near you. Tickets go on sale today:

11 October – Brass Monkey, Cronulla
14 October – The Basement, Sydney
15 October – Cessnock Supporters Club, Cessnock
20 October – The Governor Hindmarsh, Adelaide
21 October – Castle Hill RSL, Castle Hill (charity event, 20-minute acoustic set)
22 October – The Tempo Hotel, Brisbane
28 October – Trak, Melbourne
29 October – York on Lillydale, Mount Evelyn

Nolly‘s comeback single ‘Switch Me On’ has been gradual on the uptake, only cracking the ARIA Top 50 this week and breaking the airplay Top 20 recently. It’s still the #1 most played song in the Gold Coast.

Footnotes:

Shannon Noll will drop A Million Suns on 14 October.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor is coming to Australia!

There will be plenty of crying, shaking and incontinent situations happening when this blows up all over Australia’s gay media. I might’ve just done all of the aforementioned for the country.

British pop siren and one of my all time favourite artists Sophie Ellis-Bextor is confirmed to be coming Down Under in October to perform at Sydney’s Homesexual White Party, according to this exclusive SameSame scoop.

The ‘Murder on The Dancefloor’ diva is expected to head up a half-hour set consisting of her most memorable hits and some newbies from the current Make A Scene album – which, mind you, is yet to even be released digitally in Australia. Our friends at SameSame are reporting that this exclusive deal with Homesexual most likely means that this will be Sophie’s only gig in the country.

Why is she doing this to us? One night only, a half hour set and up in Sydney? This is painful. Mama Ellis-Bextor, I would take out a loan to see you perform a 90-minute long set where you can do all the fan favourite album tracks and b-sides – I’ll sing every word of it with you!

For those lesser beings who don’t know of Sophie’s discography past the point of ‘Get Over You’, please act like you know when you’re in my presence.

The British dance/pop queen has to date released four studio albums since she first broke through with Spiller‘s ‘Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)’ in 2000. Her debut solo LP Read My Lips spawned the iconic ‘Murder On The Dancefloor’, a reimagination of Cher‘s forgotten pop gem ‘Take Me Home’, ‘Get Over You’ and Music Gets The Best of Me’ – all of which were Top 30 hits in Australia back in the day.

Let’s reminisce a little on this:

 

Her second album Shoot From The Hip served up some organic pop realness and although it wasn’t a commercial success of Dow Jones breaking proportions, the fans will always be living for the singles ‘Mixed Up World’, ‘I Won’t Change You’ and album track ‘Nowhere Without You’.

How adorable was Sophie in this video?

 

Ms EB’s 2007 Trip The Light Fantastic is one of my favourite pop albums of all time and as far as her discography goes, this was the era where we last saw her appear on our shelves. The petulant and energetic lead single ‘Catch You’ managed to go #8 in the UK and #44 in Australia while its follow up ‘Me and My Imagination’ only rose to #23 in the UK and interestingly enough, ascended to #10 on our ARIA Club charts. The third and final single ‘Today The Sun’s On Us’ is without question, one of the most underrated pop tracks in the last 10 years.

I want y’all to keep playing catch up with me here today, so keep in party line and watch ‘Catch You’:

 

Sophie’s current album Make A Scene has been a long time coming and it’s truly worth the wait for any dance/pop fan. This album is life giving. It’s literally wall-to-wall floor fillers featuring all her recent A-grade collaborations like ‘Heartbreak Make Me A Dancer’ with Freemasons (which was a Top 10 hit on our Australian dance charts), ‘Not Giving Up On Love’ with Armin Van Buuren and ‘Can’t Fight This Feeling’ with Junior Caldera.

Here’s the last stop on today’s Sophie discography tour. One of the most important songs in my life – ‘Heartbreak Make Me A Dancer’:

 

Footnotes:

Sophie Ellis-Bextor will be performing at the white themed Homesexual party in Sydney’s Home Nightclub on 2 October. Needless to say, I’ll be flying up for the event.