New music and tour news from Australian Eurovision artists - Kate Miller-Heidke, Montaigne and more
Today we look back at all the latest music releases, videos, show and tour news from Australian Eurovision and ‘Eurovision - Australia Decides’ artists throughout November and December.
New music news:
Isaiah Firebrace - 'More Than Me'
Released: 12 November 2021
Australian First Nations pop sensation and Australia's Eurovision 2017 entrant Isaiah Firebrace has released his stunning new single ‘More Than Me’.
‘More Than Me’ was written by Isaiah in LA in collaboration with Grammy and APRA nominated songwriters and producer Michael Fatkin and Scott Ritchie. This soulful pop ballad represents a time in Isaiah’s life when he experienced real heartbreak for the first time, taking the listener on a journey of pain and the resignation of the futility of love.
Jessica Mauboy - 'Glow'
Released: 12 November 2021
Australia's 2018 Eurovision representative Jessica Mauboy has released 'Glow', her first single in two years. It is also her first release since signing with Warner Music Australia in December 2020. She performed 'Glow' on the ABC television music program 'The Sound' on 21 November 2021.
Kate Miller-Heidke - 'I Am My Own Panther Now'
Released: 12 November 2021
Australia’s 2019 Eurovision Song Contest representative Kate Miller-Heidke has released a comical new song 'I Am My Own Panther Now' from the ABC TV series 'Preppers'. Kate makes an appearance in the series in episode two where she sings the song. Read more about the release here.
Montaigne & So Frenchy So Chic - 'A demain ma darling'
Released: 12 November 2021
Australia's Eurovision 2021 representative Montaigne has collaborated with Alice Ivy with So Frenchy So Chic on a French song, 'A demain ma darling', from the album 'YÉ-YÉ 2.0'.
Yé-Yé 2.0 sees Australia’s finest female-identifying artists interpreting the songs of the Yé-Yé - a musical movement that emerged in France in the 1960s, drawing from British and American rock, French chanson, and a host of other influences to create a fresh and distinctively French sound.
Sheppard - 'Christmas Without You'
Released: 12 November 2021
'Eurovision - Australia Decides' 2019 alumni Sheppard released a heartfelt Christmas song 'Christmas Without You'.
The song was written about missing loved ones at Christmas. The music video for the song features a stunning visuals created by the band’s longtime visual collaborators, Polish graphic design firm Ars Thanea.
The band have also released an acoustic version of 'Christmas Without You', filmed at the iconic Howard Smith Wharves in Brisbane, which you can check out here.
Electric Fields - 'Gold Energy'
Released: 18 November 2021
‘Eurovision - Australia Decides 2019’ runner-ups Electric Fields are back with their new single release 'Gold Energy’.
It has been a long time coming since the duo have shared original solo material with the world. 'Gold Energy' sees Electric Fields return with an anthemic song which transcends music to create a sound powerful and spiritual. The chorus is so infectious that you can't not help yourself but join in with Zaachariaha's cries of "gold energy". Read more about their release here.
The Adelaide duo are set to release a special music video of the new song where fans can record themselves and feature. Get further details from their Instagram post below.
Also check out their live performance of 'Gold Energy' which Electric Fields performed at the D'Arenburg Cube in South Australia for ABC's 'The Sound' on 28 November 2021.
Paul Kelly (feat. Kate Miller-Heidke and others) - 'Coventry Carol'
Released: 19 November 2021
'Coventry Carol' is an old English Christmas carol which dates back to the 16th century. This year the song features on 'Paul Kelly's Christmas Train'. Paul Kelly is an Australia legendary singer and this year he made his 28th studio album his first Christmas album. The album features 22 songs from a Latin hymn to a well-known carol sung in te reo Maori.
'Coventry Carol' features on the album covered by Paul Kelly together with Eurovision 2019 artist Kate Miller-Heidke, Jess Hitchcock, Alice Keath and Marlon Williams.
Jaguar Jonze featuring Shungudzo - ‘WHO DIED AND MADE YOU KING?’
Released: 23 November 2021
Jaguar Jonze has collaborated with Zimbabwean-American singer Shungudzo on a new version of her latest single release ‘WHO DIED AND MADE YOU KING?’. In a recent interview with Aussievision we asked what it was like for Jaguar to collaborate with Shungudzo:
"People kept saying to us, you have to work together and you have to song-write together and we had so many different Zoom meetings planned, where we would write together, but for some reason it never worked out, yet. Never worked out yet. She was either sick, or then I got sick. She was writing for her album. And then I was like working on new releases. And then someone sent her this song and I just said to her like, if you feel like it, do whatever you want. And she came back just before she was taking off on a flight with this cracker of a verse two so powerful that I when I got it, I just was like, whoa, we have to remake this. And just I don't know, do round two of this, I don't know, powerful combo of two women who fight for a lot of things and activists within our artistry too."
Jaguar is expected to release a new single on Friday called 'CUT' before she releases her 2022 'Eurovision - Australia Decides' song.
Jordan Anthony - 'Fading Numbers'
Released: 26 November 2021
Australia's 2019 Junior Eurovision representative, Jordan Anthony, released his latest single, 'Fading Numbers'. It is a theme song for the short film of the same name by Aron Attiwell. The short film, designed to be more educational than entertaining, tells the stories of Holocaust survivors. Read more about the new single here.
Kate Miller-Heidke with Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra - 'The Healing Tree'
Released: 26 November 2021
'The Healing Tree' is the first single release from the Hush album 'Nightlight', with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.
The Hush Foundation works with artists to create music that brings calm and optimism to patients and their families in stressful health and care environments. The new album also includes artists Missy Higgins, Washington Music, Emily Wurramara, Mama Kin, and Naomi Crelin.
'Nightlight' is out March 2022, and will also feature a new version of the song 'Ernie', with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.
Paulini - 'Feliz Navidad' Euro Remix
Released: 3 December 2021
'Eurovision - Australia Decides' 2022 artist Paulini has released a remix her 2016 Christmas cover of ‘Feliz Navidad’. The song featured in our '12 songs of Christmas 2021: Christmas tunes from Eurovision and Australia Decides artists' article, which you can check out here.
Mitch Tambo - 'Heal' Live
Released: 10 December 2021
'Eurovision - Australia Decides 2020' artist, Australia's Got Talent finalist and rising First Nations artist Mitch Tambo has released a live version of 'Heal' which was originally released in September 2021.
'Heal' is written by Bernadette Duncan (who co-wrote previous Mitch Tambo single 'LOVE'), Rhys Tolhurst and co-written by Mitch Tambo. It is produced by Rob Amoruso who also produced 'Dreamtime Princess'.
The song is very close to the singers heart. Mitch was 22 years old when his father was diagnosed with cancer. He used the song writing process during 'Heal' to help deal with his grief after losing his father to cancer in 2012.
Mitch Tambo has announced that he will be performing as part of the 2022 IIT Madras' Annual Cultural Fest Saarang on January 6 2022. It is one of the largest student-run festivals in India. This year the festival will be online. Mitch's show will be streamed from Australia. Get further details on Mitch's Instagram account here.
Casey Donovan - 'Speakers Corner at the Sydney Festival'
Date: 15 January 2022 - Sydney
Casey Donovan will be performing at the Speakers Corner in Sydney as part of the Sydney Festival. Casey will be bringing an adaptation of her Bluesday Tour to the Speakers Corner, weaving storytelling around performances of 'Proud', 'Simply The Best', 'Hallelujah', 'Natural Woman' and other favourites. Get your tickets here.
Casey Donovan/Electric Fields/Kate Miller-Heidke - 'Great Southern Nights'
Dates: March to April 2022 - NSW
Casey Donovan, Electric Fields and Kate Miller-Heidke will be joining a huge line up for Australian artists for 'Great Southern Nights' across NSW. 'Great Southern Nights' is back in 2022! Gigs will be happening all over the state so there’s a good chance one will be coming your way. Get all the details on the tickets and check out the gig guide here.
Courtney Act with Boy George - 'Fantabulosa'
Dates: March 2022 - Melbourne/Sydney
‘Australia Decides 2019’ star Courtney Act announced back in November that she will be guest-starring in the ‘Fantabulosa’ tour, created by Boy George and TEG Live.
‘Fantabulosa’ is a recognition of the LGBTQIA+ community’s powerful impact and contribution to modern popular culture, featuring new twists on beloved classic songs such as ‘The Man I Love’ by Billie Holiday, ‘Heroes’ by David Bowie, ‘Here Comes The Sun’ by George Harrison, and more, accompanied by an all-star live band.
Didirri & Electric Fields - 'By The Pier'
Dates: 25-27 March 2022 - Queenscliff, VIC
'Eurovision - Australia Decides' 2020 artist Didirri and 'Eurovision - Australia Decides' 2019 duo Electric Fields are set to perform at the 'By The Pier' in March 2022 in Queenscliff, Victoria. They will be joined by many Aussie artists including Client Liaison, Vera Blue, San Cisco, Julia Stone and more. Get further details and tickets here.
Electric Fields - 'Gold Energy Tour 2022'
Dates: April/May 2022 - Australia wide
The Adelaide duo are set to embark on a tour across Australia after the release of their long awaited single 'Gold Energy'. Their tour will start in Melbourne on April 1 and continue to Hobart, Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin, Fremantle and wrap up in their hometown Adelaide in May. Book your tickets here.
Electric Fields will also be performing at Euroa Music Festival in Euroa, Victoria on March 26. You can get more details and tickets here.
Jessica Mauboy & Montaigne - 'Brass in the Grass Music Festival'
Date: 21 May 2022 - Darwin
Australia's Eurovision 2018 and Eurovision 2021 representatives Jessica Mauboy and Montaigne will be performing in the 'Brass in the Grass Music Festival' in Darwin. They will be joined by many other Aussie artists. It is the Territory’s biggest and longest running music festival which takes place at Darwin’s Mindil Beach. For tickets and details click here.
Jessica Mauboy - 'Night At The Barracks'
Date: 24 February 2022 - Manly NSW
Jessica will also be performing at the 'Night At The Barracks' in Manly in February 24. The festival itself goes for 20 nights. Jessica will be opening the show. This exciting new show will read as an anthology of Jessica’s global smash hits since her first solo album in 2008, elevating them to a new era of empowerment. Get details here.
Isaiah Firebrace - 'When I'm With You Tour'
Dates: March to May 2022 - Australia wide
Australia's Eurovision 2017 representative and Australia Decides 2022 artist Isaiah Firebrace has announced a nationwide 'When I'm With You Tour' for 2022. Isaiah starts the tour in Adelaide after Australia Decides as part of the Adelaide Festival and then continues through to Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Brisbane. You can get tickets to the Adelaide show here, and tickets to the remaining cities here.
Kate Miller-Heidke - At the Glasshouse Theatre
Date: 1 April 2022 - Port Macquarie, NSW
Kate Miller-Heidke will be performing in Port Macquarie at the Glasshouse Theatre on April 1 2022. Along with special guest Sam Buckingham. Part of Great Southern Nights - a celebration of live music taking place right across New South Wales. Get details here.
Montaigne - 'Now In Space Tour'
Dates: February/March 2022 - Melbourne/Sydney
Montaigne will be performing across Australia for her 'Now In Space Tour'. Nardean is the special guest artist. She will be performing in Melbourne and Sydney. You can get tickets here.
Montaigne is also set to perform in Adelaide at the Summerhouse for the Adelaide Festival on March 10 2022. Get your tickets here.
Sheppard - Tour with Delta Goodrem
Dates: March/April 2022 - Australia wide
Sheppard announced that they accepted an invitation from their dear friend Delta Goodrem to be special guests on her national tour in March to April 2022! Tickets are on sale now at https://bit.ly/DG22SH-booknow
Vanessa Amorosi - 'Live and Intimate Tour'
Dates: March 2022 - NSW/VIC
As well as her 'Live and Intimate Tour' Vanessa will also be performing at the following festivals and shows:
Check out all other upcoming new tours and shows and future release from Australia Eurovision and Australia Decides artists below:
Ella Hooper - New album - release TBA
Alfie Arcuri - ‘Way Up High’ EP - expected release 2021
Jaguar Jonze - 'CUT' new single January 7 2022
Article contributions also from Emma and Laura.