Aussie rock trio the Living End's fourth studio album has debuted at the top spot in this week's Australian Recording Industry Assn. chart thanks in part to a youth-geared multi-media strategy, their label EMI said.
Santa Barbara, Calif.-based pop/punk act Sugarcult is in the midst of a two-month tour in support of its debut album, "Start Static" (Ultimatum Music). The group will also gain some added exposure with its song "Bouncing Off the Walls," which is the lead single from the soundtrack to the forthcoming Tapestry Films/Artisan Entertainment film "National Lampoon's Van Wilder."
When Chris Cheney, singer/songwriter/guitarist for the Living End, was a teenager coming of age in Australia, he didn't follow the music of the day but instead opted for the classic sounds of '50s rockabilly.
The Melbourne, Australia, Living End mixes these rockabilly influences with the louder sounds of punk on the trio's second album, "Roll On," due March 27 in the U.S. from Reprise.