Creator of the Tekken series, Katsuhiro Harada, says that fans can expect the latest in the series about the Mishima family to be released before the end of the year. Harada took to Twitter following the release of the latest trailer, engaging fans one-on-one in what can be expected. Meanwhile, the head of Epic Studios Japan, Taka Kawasaki, confirmed that a PC version of the game is happening.
It looks as though the much-talked about Kurt Cobain biopic is due to begin within the next year or so. Speaking with Ruben Nepales of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Courtney Love said: “I do have a say in it. So do Frances, and Krist and Dave (Grohl), for that matter, if it touches on Nirvana – and it will. I am leading the charge because it’s time to do this.” Will we finally find out who shot Kurt Cobain?
Trick or treat? Well, a little of both if you’re a fan of Kele Okereke. The Bloc Party frontman has announced details of his second solo release, the follow-up to 2010’s The Boxer. The new release is titled Trick and is set for release in October. A statement on the album describes it as “standing at the crossroads of club history, old-school soul and modern electronic R&B, with a distinctively British twist”.
Fans of Chuck Palahniuk no doubt would have heard that a sequel to Fight Club (the book, sorry folks) is set for release in May 2015 in the form of a 10-issue maxiseries. Fight Club 2 will take place alternately in the future and the past, picking up a decade after the original as it follows the protagonist, his wife, Marla, and their nine-year-old son.
Singer-songwriter and Grammy-winning producer Joe Henry is on his way to Australia in support of Invisible Hour, his latest work. The album is number 13 for the man described as a “literate purveyor of a kind of folk-imbued, smokily jazzified, contemporary ‘adult music’ that in a far better world would reside at the top of the pop charts (San Francisco Weekly).”
Rapper, actor and producer Ice Cube is heading our way at year’s end. You may know him from N.W.A. You may know him as Fudge from Higher Learning; though more likely as Capt. Dickson from the Jump Street movies. You may also know him as a solo artist who has just coughed up album number 10, Everythang’s Corrupt. It sounds cooler when he says it. The Forum – December 9.
The year is flying, my friends, and pretty soon festival revellers will be digging out their best threads as they prepare for Earthcore. The festival takes place from November 27 through to December 1 at Pyalong and early bird tickets are available now. You can actually save yourself $60 by going the early bird way.
Shining a light on some of the finest in independent talent, UBERfest is underway for another year. Performing bands include Euryale, Dead Villain Society, The Reason, The Unknown Artists, Madeleine Hunt, The High Collide, Slightly Left of Centre, Meredith, Ex Curia, Spectral Fires, Miracle Remedy, Shorty Mic, Legs XI and RDZJB. The Elephant & Wheelbarrow – August 10.
Hey, London Grammar fans. I am sure you have heard the news that the band is set to make their way to our shores next year to make up for bailing on their Splendour gig and sideshows due to illness. I hope you have your tickets in a safe place – like the vegetable crisper – because purchased tickets will remain valid for the new show. And the new show is at Festival Hall on March 14.
Be fooled no longer by those imitation Soundwave posters! Soundwave is giving you the line up one pinch at a time, announcing a band each evening of this week! The 2015 event is already shaping up nicely with Japanese Rock outfit, Coldrain announced on Monday and punk-pop rockers from New York, Patent Pending added last night!