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Stranger Things, Jimmy Barnes, and Sia

TUESDAY NEWSDAY: Stranger Things, Jimmy Barnes, and Sia

29 May 2017

 

Hello, musicland. What’s the haps?

The Prodigal Daughter Returns

She’s famous for her incredibly powerful and expressive voice, as well as for hiding her face during performances.
 
We’re talking about the one and only Sia.
 
And… she’s just announced a 2017 world tour!
 
On 30th November, the Aussie singer-songwriter will belt out some tunes in Melbourne, and then on 2nd December she’ll hit Sydney.
 
 
She’s bringing a bunch of special guests with her, including Charli XCX and Amy Shark – as well as Maddie Ziegler, the dancer who stars in Sia’s music videos.
 
Sia’s last Aussie tour was in 2011, and her success has certainly risen to a phenomenal level since then, so this tour is sure to be a sellout.
 
Ticket pre-sales start this Friday. Visit Ticketek for details.
 

 

Jimmy Barnes Announces Second Autobiography

Barnesy released ‘Working Class Boy’ in 2016, and now it has been announced that his second autobiography, ‘Working Class Man’, will be published on October 23rd 2017.
 
The first book detailed Jimmy’s troubled childhood, and the new one will pick up where the first left off, delving into his vast and vibrant career which has been followed by generations of Aussies.
 
The CEO of HarperCollins says, “It lifts the lid on one of the most extraordinary rock ‘n’ roll careers in Australian music history.”
 
Sounds like a right page-turner.
 

 

Soundtrack Chat: Netflix’s ‘Stranger Things’

Like the rest of the world, did you find yourself reminiscing about 1980’s pop culture when you watched Netflix’s 2016 series Stranger Things?
 
Largely thanks to its eerie, 80’s-style synthesized soundtrack, the series evoked a sense of ‘The X-Files meets The Goonies’.
 
Two talented members of Texas-based electronic band Survive composed the series’ musical score. Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein wrote the score after being approached by the series’ creators, the Duffer Brothers, who were fans of Survive’s music and had used one of Survive’s songs for the original mock trailer, which had been used to pitch the show to networks.
 
Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon
 
The series – especially the music – was a huge hit.
 
After the soundtrack was released, it received nominations for ‘Best Score Soundtrack Category’ at the 2017 Grammy Awards. The songs have accumulated millions of listens on audio streaming channels since extended versions were released.
 
Kyle and Michael have also composed the music for season two. While remaining tight-lipped, they’ve hinted that the new season’s music will remain largely synth-driven, retaining its nostalgic charm.
 
Season 2 arrives this Halloween (i.e. October 31st). How appropriate.
 
We wait with bated breath.
 

 
That’s it from us. Stay tuned for more Tuesday Newsday.
 
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