News 19 August 2022

#NewMusicFriday: Panic! at the Disco, Hot Chip, Madonna and more

Discover some of the best new music this week!

#NewMusicFriday: Panic! at the Disco, Hot Chip, Madonna and more

Cass McCombes releases first Album in 3 years Heartmind featuring singles, Belong to Heaven and Unproud Warrior which features Wynonna Judd and Charlie Burnham. The record additionally features contributions from Shahzad Ismaily, Buddy Ross, Ariel Rechtshaid, Danielle Haim, Kassa Overall, and more.

Hot Chip are back for the first time in 3 years with their 8th studio album Freakout/Release.The body juxtaposes dark themes and uplifting soundscapes, on which Alexis Taylor states; “Some of these things are quite obvious to me that they’re serious or dark, and they’re hiding in plain sight, because there will be other elements to the production or aspects of the song that will sound jolly, or optimistic, or enthusiastic in some way.”

Now the solo project of Brendon Urie, Panic! At the Disco release a 7th studio album, Viva Las Vengeance. The record marks a new chapter for Urie, pulling the project into a classic rock space. Viva Las Vengeance follows Pray for the Wicked and Pretty. Odd. which both peaked at #1 on the ARIA Albums chart. 

Chart queen Madonna releases her 15th album, Finally Enough Love. With 11 #1 charting albums under her belt, Madonna has pulled together a combination of fan favourites as well as brand new tracks to form a remix album that spans and celebrates her entire career to date. 

Queensland punk-rock outfit, The Chats are back with their second studio album, Get F**ked, the follow up to ARIA nominated album High Risk Behaviour which was a contender for Best Hard Rock Heavy Metal Album in 2020. The band’s hit single The Clap was also nominated for Best Video in the same year.

Following hit record Confident which peaked at #3 on the ARIA Albums Chart, Demi Lovato releases her 8th studio album Holy Fvck. The album sees the pop star switch up her sound, circa 2008’s rock-pop classics Don’t Forget and Camp Rock. On Holy Fvck Lovato states, “I wanted to go back to my roots,”