SUNDAY 1 NOVEMBER, 6PM ON ABC + iview
SEASON 2 EPISODE 1 STARS:
KYLIE MINOGUE, MIDNIGHT OIL WITH JESSICA MAUBOY & TASMAN KEITH + ALICE SKYE, THE RUBENS, RUEL, VERA BLUE, MIA WRAY + MORE!
+ WITH SPECIAL GUEST HOST STAN GRANT
- Making its series return on 1 Nov, The Sound features live performances from Australia’s biggest and brightest musical talent
- Watch on ABC TV and iview – airs Sundays 6pm + repeats Saturdays 1.30pm
- Season 2 Episode 1 stars: Kylie Minogue, Midnight Oil with Jessica Mauboy & Tasman Keith + Alice Skye, The Rubens, Ruel, Vera Blue + many more
- Special guest co-host this week is acclaimed journalist, broadcaster and author Stan Grant
Do you miss live Australian music? Set your reminders: The Sound is back next week for season 2, and we’ve got a huge line-up you don’t want to miss!
Watch as the best and brightest Aussie artists plug in and strut their stuff each week at iconic music venues and stunning locations across the country, each episode packed with exclusive performances, collaborations and interviews. Season 1 was acclaimed by critics and fans alike, reaching over 1.68+m viewers nationally and earning rave reviews from media.
Catch Episode 1 of The Sound’s second season next Sunday 1 November at 6pm on ABC TV, repeating Saturday 7 November at 1.30pm, or watch it on iview.
Joining hosts Jane Gazzo and Bridget Hustwaite (triple j Good Nights) next week is guest co-host Stan Grant. Currently the ABC’s International Affairs Analyst, Grant is one of our nation’s most respected and awarded journalists. He also appears on Midnight Oil’s latest release. Grant catches up with Peter Garrett and Rob Hirst to tell viewers all about it.
Dial it up baby – performing on The Sound next Sunday is:
It’s been almost 20 years since Midnight Oil unveiled a new longform release. With mini-album ‘The Makarrata Project’ out Oct 30 and timely in ways nobody could have anticipated, we are thrilled to have the band performing their single First Nation along with two very special guests, who also appear on the album version of the song – one of Australia’s most successful female artists, Jessica Mauboy, and NSW Mid North Coast talent Tasman Keith.
Kylie Minogue drops her new album ‘DISCO’ on 6 Nov, and it’s the salve we all need right now. With over 80 million albums sold worldwide, Kylie has gifted The Sound an exclusive look at her upcoming global ‘Infinite Disco’ livestream event – tune in on Nov 1 to catch her performance
ARIA Song of the Year nominees and five-piece The Rubens recently announced they’ll release fourth album 0202 on 12 Feb, 2021. Watch them perform new single Time Of My Life on the rooftop of Sydney’s International Convention Centre (ICC Sydney)
RUEL’s 2018 debut READY introduced the world to the then 15-year-old’s songwriting talent. The ARIA winner – who has amassed 300m+ streams globally – will perform new single As Long As You Care lifted from new EP ‘Bright Lights, Red Eyes’.
Vera Blue (also known to her mum and dad as Celia Pavey) is hard at work on her upcoming second album. She recently made her eagerly anticipated solo return with striking new break-up inspired single, Lie To Me.
Teaming up with Midnight’s Oil to perform on their new song Terror Australia’ is Melbourne-based singer Alice Skye. The Wergaia and Wemba Wemba songwriter’s second album is set to be produced by Jen Cloher, and released via Brigg’s Bad Apples Music label.
Her debut single Work For Me blew up triple j’s textline back in September, and she calls Elton John a fan, with the superstar including the song in his recent Apple Music radio show. Meet rising Melbourne singer Mia Wray.
And that’s not all…
Our ‘From The Vault’ segment next week features amazing live footage filmed back in 1989 Sydney and starring one of Australia’s best sonic inventors, a songwriter who served as mentor and inspiration to artists such as INXS, Paul Kelly and Cold Chisel – ARIA Hall of Fame inductee Richard Clapton.
Finally, we celebrate a legendary band some consider ‘the Aussie Rolling Stones’ – The Masters Apprentices. Thirsty Merc, Davey Lane (You Am I), Alex Lahey and Gretta Ray join forces in our ‘Tribute’ section.
All this and more, delivered right to your home. Don’t miss the return of The Sound, next Sunday 1 November!
SUNDAY 1 NOVEMBER, 6PM ON ABC TV + iview
ENCORE SATURDAY 7 NOVEMBER, 1:30PM
MIDNIGHT OIL with JESSICA MAUBOY & TASMAN KEITH + ALICE SKYE
THIRSTY MERC, DAVEY LANE (YOU AM I), ALEX LAHEY and GRETTA RAY
pay tribute to
THE MASTERS APPRENTICES
‘From The Vault’
JANE GAZZO, BRIDGET HUSTWAITE
and special guest STAN GRANT
With thanks to Mushroom Group