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Elton John today announces ‘Revamp’, released on April 6th on EMI Music Australia. Bringing together a carefully curated selection of the world’s biggest and best artists, ‘Revamp’ sees Elton John and co-writer Bernie Taupin’s best loved songs reinterpreted by some of contemporary music’s most vital talents. The album spans a breathtaking array of styles, shining a light on Elton’s unparalleled influence across popular music of all genres, ranging from Hip-hop / Soul  (Q-Tip, Mary J Blige) to Rock (The Killers, Queens of the Stone Age) to Pop (Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, P!nk & Logic).

Elton John says: “‘It’s always a huge compliment when an artist loves your song enough to take the time and effort to rework it. As songwriters, Bernie and myself are thrilled when singers we admire and respect as much as those on Revamp choose to add their own unique twist in the process. It means that our music is still relevant and ultimately that our songs continue to reach new audiences. We’re humbled and thank them all for their generosity.”

‘Revamp’ Tracklisting:

  1. Bennie And The Jets  / Elton John, P!nk and Logic
  2. We All Fall In Love Sometimes / Coldplay
  3. I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues / Alessia Cara
  4. Candle In The Wind (2018 Version) / Ed Sheeran
  5. Tiny Dancer / Florence +The Machine
  6. Someone Saved My Life Tonight / Mumford & Sons
  7. Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word / Mary J. Blige
  8. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart / Q-Tip featuring Demi Lovato
  9. Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters / The Killers
  10. Daniel / Sam Smith
  11. Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me / Miley Cyrus
  12. Your Song / Lady Gaga
  13. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road / Queens of the Stone Age

The calibre of names contributing to ‘Revamp’ is another reminder of Elton’s enduring popularity at a typically busy and prolific time for the superstar. Last month Elton announced his ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour. Comprising of over 300 dates across five continents over three years, the tour kicks off in the US in September and marks the finale of 50 years on the road. The first 60 dates sold out immediately after going on general sale, confirming that the farewell tour will be some of, if not the, hottest gig tickets of the next three years.

Elton’s influence on the worlds of fashion and film also continues to burn as brightly as ever. Last year Gucci unveiled their Spring Summer 2018 collection designed by Alessandro Michele and inspired by Elton’s inimitable style, referencing original items taken from the style icon’s archives. Elton also appeared as himself in a critically lauded, hilariously tongue-in-cheek role in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and his songs soundtrack the forthcoming ‘Sherlock Gnomes’. Last year also saw Elton and Bernie launch ‘The Cut’, a project allowing undiscovered creative talent from all over the world the chance to create the official music videos for some of their most iconic songs: ‘Rocket Man’‘Tiny Dancer’ and ‘Bennie And The Jets’, each winning video attracting millions upon millions of Youtube views.

‘Revamp’ stands as yet another timely reminder of Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s influence on the next generation of global stars at a time when their music continues to fill stadiums, sell albums and influence fashion. Elton stands alone as a true great, whose music still garners such admiration from a truly broad range of global stars. The release of ‘Revamp’ will also be accompanied by a Nashville influenced album ‘Restoration’, also released on April 6th on UMA, featuring Elton’s songs reinterpreted by the biggest in Country music, including Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Miley Cyrus and Willie Nelson.

‘Revamp’ released April 6th on EMI Music Australia, pre-order HERE


On April 13th, Boston’s rock/metal outfit Gozu will release their new album, Equilibrium, via Blacklight Media Records.

With roots in 60s psychedelia and classic rock, the fuzzy stoner riffs of the 70s, the grit of 90s grunge and the winning dirty rock n’ roll that has in recent years made a resurgence, Gozuhas been churning out killer records since 2009. With 2016’s Revival they took their sound in a somewhat new and more aggressive direction, and in doing so, dropped the most compulsive, exciting and downright badass release of their career – and Equilibrium has only raised the stakes. “We wanted these songs to hit a nerve, make people shake their ass and enjoy simply being alive,” says vocalist/guitarist Marc “Gaff” Gaffney, who founded the band with lead guitarist Doug Sherman. Much of the record’s strength stems from the unit growing since Revival, the first full-length featuring drummer Mike Hubbard and bassist Joseph Grotto. Having also reunited with Revival producer Dean Baltulonis (Hatebreed/Goes Cube/The Hold Steady) at Wild Arctic Studio in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the record is certainly the catchiest and most instant music dropped by the quartet, embracing their love of pop music but without compromising on any of the other vital elements of their sound. 

Equilibrium track-listing:
1. Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat
2. The People vs. Mr. T
3. King Cobra
4. Manimal
5. They Probably Know Karate
6. Prison Elbows
7. Stacy Keach
8. Ballad of ODB 

Pre orders available now

Lizzy Borden is without a doubt an important and accompanying band in the history of Metal Blade Records. 
As we all wait for updates about the new studio album, Metal Blade has decided to re-issue two classic Lizzy Borden records – Love You To Pieces and Menace To Society – on April 13th. 
Both will be released as Metal Blade Originals, with a vinyl remastering from Patrick W. Engel. Special treatment and 400g heavy cardboard spine sleeves (inside out print), 60x60cm two-sided artwork posters and 250g inserts guaranteed!

Pre-orders available now 

Lil Yachty has dropped brand new album, Lil Boat 2, out now via EMI Music Australia.

The mixtape hits on the 2nd anniversary of his debut, Lil Boat. Clocking in at 17 tracks, the mixtape features appearances from 2 Chainz, K$upreme, QuavoLil Pump, Ugly God, PnB Rock, Tee Grizzley, JBan$2Turnt, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Lil Baby, and Trippie Redd Offset is featured on the album twice, making appearances on the songs “Mickey” and “Baby Daddy.”

Full track-listing below, download / stream HERE.

Lil Yachty, aka Lil Boat, aka “King of the Youth” is a 20-year old Atlanta native, a Grammy-nominated singer, rapper, producer, creative designer, branding genius and fashion icon who smashed ono the scene two years ago with his debut mixtape Lil Boat. In May, 2017, he released Teenage Emotions which entered The Billboard Top 200 at #5 and remained on the charts more than four months. Since then he accumulated nearly 3 billion streams, found himself on the covers of Paper and FADER magazines, as well as landing the cover of The New York Times Men’s Style section and a XXL Freshman cover. Rolling Stone said his album ‘Teenage Emotions’ is a “landmark moment that may change the way people rap,” while The New York Times Magazine dubbed him as an artist “that tells us where music is going.” Lil Yachty reflects young lives right now: from social media-saturated heartbreak to self-acceptance to the dance floor. Lil Yachty unleashes a sound that effortlessly and constantly bounces between rap to pop creating something entirely his own.

California trio Old Notes have just premiered a music video for “Dead Flowers”, the first single off their sophomore record, With A Heavy Heart.

Throughout their new full-length, Old Notes explore their sonic boundaries and experiment with more subdued buildups to crashing climaxes, all the while evoking the same tension and release within the listener. The band create a somber, reflective atmosphere with their seamless shifts between ambient soundscapes and energetic emo tracks.With the combination of highly evocative lyrics and heavy instrumentation, the trio have created a dynamic record that serves as the pinnacle of their talent, introspection, and exploration.


Bird’s Robe Records, in collaboration with US label Equal Vision Records, have announced they will be releasing First Temple, the cult classic debut full-length from Australian progressive rock outfit, Closure in Moscow, on vinyl for the first time on Friday March 2. The news comes alongside the announcement that the band will be playing the record in full while supporting Protest The Hero on their North American tour during March & April, as well as additional headline dates across the US.
The band have also announced an exclusive Melbourne headline show at Workers Club on Saturday March 3rd, before departing for their first North American tour in 8 years.
Closure In Moscow have received critical acclaim internationally for their stellar live performance and avant-garde sound in the decade plus since they formed in Melbourne, Australia. First Temple saw the band breaking in the United States upon its release in 2009 and has since seen them become regarded as one of the most beloved acts in the world of progressive rock.
Following high profile tours with Coheed & Cambria, The Fall of TroyMEW & The Dillinger Escape Plan in 2016-17, the band are currently working on their forthcoming third full-length album.
Pre-orders for First Temple on vinyl & tickets for their upcoming shows are available at www.closureinmoscow.com.

California emo four-piece Andy’s Room have just released a music video for their new single, “Parchment”.

Andy’s Room are an emo indie-rock outfit that effortlessly blend emotionally charged lyricism with heavily layered guitars and urgent percussions. Since their inception, the four-piece have released a debut EP, Yours Forever, tackling the themes of loss, heartbreak, and regret. A follow-up single to their 2017 debut, “Parchment” is the next evolution of their experimental musical style. Still harkening back to their thematic roots of relationships and the accompanying growth throughout, the new track captures the hardships of maintaining a long-distance relationship. The band’s relatable, heart-wrenching lyrics, interwoven with ambient, rich instrumentalism, create an atmospheric journey of introspection.