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News October 27, 2015

Encore: Ones To Watch

Charts & Music Manager
Encore: Ones To Watch

Ones To Watch

TMN’s charts team predict the hottest new music breaking over the next quarter.From emerging acts to established artists, we’ll give you our industry tips, based onforthcoming album releases, past performance, inside info and a myriad of charts data.

Major Lazer
Peace Is The Mission
(WMA) Out May 29

Announced two weeks ago and set for physical release on May 29, dance hall collective Major Lazer’s Peace Is The Mission is set to be one of the more relevant releases in the first half of the year. The album, which features commercial radio hit Lean On featuring MØ (previously #1 on the TMN Hot 100 and all digital charts) will no doubt have a plethora of emotive dance hits that will cover an even wider array of EDM areas that we’re yet to hear. The collective’s third album may prove to be their most successful yet with previous releases such as Aerosol Can featuring Pharrel Williams and Watch Out For This laying the groundwork and getting alternative and dance radio on board, the former peaking at #10 on the ARIA Dance chart and the latter peaking at #28 on the TMN Dance chart. Head honcho of the collective and founder of label Mad Decent, Diplo, may be at his most relevant point in the months leading up to the release, no doubt capitalising on all the spotlight and success that has come with his project with Skrillex, Jack Ü. The project's hit single Where Are Ü Now featuring Justin Bieber currently charting at #12 on the TMN Hot 100. American digital and satellite cable channel FXX (received by 77 million households) has recently premiered the Major Lazer animated series which is now up to its second episode, further pushing out his image to a wider and more encompassing audience than Diplo's been exposed to in the past.

Florence + The Machine
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
(UMA)Out May 29.

The third studio album byEnglish indie rock heavyweights Florence + The Machineis due for release in Australia on May 29. Previous album Ceremonialspeaked at#1 on the ARIA Albums chart and How Big, How Blue, How Beautifulis expected to be her second #1.So far two singles have been lifted from the forthcoming album:What Kind Of Man and most recently, Ship To Wreck. What Kind Of Man saw a peak of #2 on TMN’s Alternative charts and #58 on the Hot 100 while Ship To Wreck currently sits at #50 on the TMN Hot 100following a debut at #87 last week. The track has also taken national radio by storm, achieving #1 Most Added two weeks ago when it was initially serviced to radio. The single came shortly ahead of the Splendour In The Grass lineup announce,which Florence + The Machine are set toheadlinealongside the likes of Mark Ronson, Blur, Tame Impala and The Wombats.

Urban Cone
Polaroid Memories
(UMA)Out May 15

Swedish indie-pop group Urban Cone have Polaroid Memories, the follow up to their debut Our Youth, due for release on May 15.The band first emerged on the Australian public's radar through their feature on Porter Robinson’s Lionheartedsingle, earlier in 2014 –both artists are also set to perform at Splendour In The Grass later this year. The band's first shot at Australian radio withfirst single Sadness Diseasesaw then top theTMN Alternative chart. The follow up, Come Back To Me featuring Tove Lo was serviced to radio yesterday and was picked as one of TMN’s top Singles to Radio.TMN believes the upcoming album will be the group’s commercial breakthrough album both for Australia and globally, especially with the recent push behind them with their most recent single and touring news.


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