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Blues/Roots

Tracks

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Black Rabbit George - Pray     Folk, Roots, Alternative Country 24/03/2017
Singer/songwriter Black Rabbit George (guitarist from Tijuana Cartel) has crafted a treasure trove of folk gems, weaving the guitars delicate complexity with his deeply felt lyrics and warm vocal tones.
‘Pray’ is warm and reflective and beckons the listener to follow in a manner that borders on sensuous. It’s about the choices we face in life, the dilemmas presented by those forks in the road, and the repercussions we foresee. Which way should we turn? And where will it lead?

Other tracks by Black Rabbit George:  Karma in the Crowhouse  -  Looks Like We're Not Coming Down Again
Casey Marie - Demons     Folk, Blues, Roots 24/03/2017
Casey Marie has come a long way over the past few years to developing her songwriting enough to work with Aria Nominated producer Anthony Lycenko (Pete-Murray, Busby-Marou, The Beautiful Girls)
Casey Marie is back after the release of her secondEP with a re-recorded version of her earnest single "Demons". "For the past two years I've battled with anxiety and depression, sometimes to the point where I've been unable to work or perform. This song was one of my coping mechanisms."

Interim - Moonshine     Rock, Blues 24/03/2017
Interim are an alt-rock 5-piece from Sydney. They generate a fusion of scuzzy grunge, classic rock and a heaped helping of heavy blues attitude.
‘Moonshine’ is the 3rd single and accompanying video from the upcoming debut album Escapism by Sydney based alt-rockers Interim. Moonshine features the band’s trademark indie blues stomp, this time bringing their combined love of 90’s riff rock to the fore.

Kate Lush - Pack It Up     Blues/Roots, Soul 24/03/2017
Think Susan Tedeschi Grit, Freddy King Riffs, a dash of Aretha’s Soul & Bonnie Raitt’s harder rock edge. Great original songs, an outstanding band & that’s Kate Lush.
This is a fantastic upbeat cover of a Freddy King song called Pack It Up. Originally from his Burglar album, when Kate heard it she was inspired to do her own version.

Other tracks by Kate Lush:  River Flow  -  Good Good Love
Shag Rock - Time Wasted     Folk, Pop, Blues, Roots 24/03/2017
After having an amazing end to 2016 when their single "Sunbleached Girl" picked up over 250K Spotify streams, the four-piece then went on to release their acclaimed sophomore album “Barefoot”
“So many people I’ve met say that their drug habits are just things they do because their friends do it; and a lot of the time they go on to try and justify it as though it’s something they won’t keep doing.”

The Scrims - Show Me Your Moves     Folk, Acoustic, Blues, Jazz 24/03/2017
Authentic, rootsy, bluegrass and swing. Real tasty. Previously "The Scrimshaw Four", The Scrims are a high energy, Folk/Bluegrass band from Melbourne.
"Show Me Your Moves" is the rollickin' new single off The Scrims upcoming album "Sing To Me Sweet Sunny One". The song is a joyous dance classic, combining old style Jazz standard arrangement with a fresh new energy, challenging the listener to show off their best moves on the dancefloor.

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The Velvet Addiction - Take Me Back     Rock, Pop, Garage, Rock 24/03/2017
Melbourne, 70's rock'n'roll inspired misfits The Velvet Addiction released their debut single Take Me Back; a swaggering, classic-rock influenced tune that will have you reaching for your leather-jacket and aviators.
Take me Back is about trying to find that feeling you get when you first start a relationship, the feeling when that person is the only thing you want or need to make you feel whole or happy and then losing it and needing it back.

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Alex Watts - Reunited     Rock, Pop, Roots, Folk 21/03/2017
Alex Watts is a Melbourne based songwriter whose take on pop music encompasses the grit and raw emotion of 1960’s r’n’b, vintage soul and rock'n'roll.
Reunited is taken from Alex Watts’ debut album Another Step in the Dark. “It’s a ballad about two people who can’t speak and won’t trust,” said the Melbourne songwriter.

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Miles Recommends - Crazy House     Rock, Folk, Retro 21/03/2017
Miles Recommends delivers a collision of New Wave chamber pop, retro rock and roots origins as a backdrop to their vocal dissection of social norms.
When social norms are so bizarre and institutionalised power so corrupt - the only option left is to be CRAZY! Sit back and enjoy this barnstormer of a song which waltzes through the dizzying highs and lows of social contemplation.

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Other tracks by Miles Recommends:  Burn Through  -  Mad V*g Blues
The Meltdown - Darkness Into Light     Rock, Blues, Soul, Funk 21/03/2017
Melbourne based Soul/Jazz/Blues. Brought to you buy the purveyors of the finest radioactive gospel. The Meltdown. Featuring the iridescent Simon Burke.
Howling organ, brooding guitars and soaring backing-vocals bring a dark tension to the track and the anguished lead vocal asks why the things we want most are the things we need the least. Hunting, needing and chasing your deepest desires into the dark, you want to escape into the abyss.

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Tommy Castles - Liquorice Root     Blues/Roots, Acoustic, Folk, Ambience 21/03/2017
Tommy Castles is a Surf Roots musician who after playing Falls Festival, has gone on to tour extensively across Australia for the launch of his E.P ‘Into My Thoughts’.
This song is about overcoming writers block after a 3 month hiatus.

40º South - Antidote     Pop, Rock, Dance, Retro 20/03/2017
40º South are a six piece, brass decorated pop/rock outfit from King Island Tasmania. Fresh, foot-stomping anthems combined with carefully carved ballads form the roots of a wild, farming community.
'Antidote' is an upbeat, back beat, rock/pop, disco track. Floor stomping from the start, Antidote capture's King Island's most feared & dangerous creatures and adds one more; a woman. With a blistering brass section and blood curdling lyrics, an antidote is needed from the opening lines of this catchy anthem.

Other tracks by 40º South:  Shotgun  -  Praying for Rain
Justin Bernasconi - Careless Shells     Folk, Blues, Acoustic, African 19/03/2017
Justin Bernasconi is a rarity among guitarists and songwriters. Straddling styles and sounds from the blues, bluegrass, folk, his highly original tunes are infused with exciting and soulful guitar playing.
Careless Shells infuses Afro and modern folk influences with delta blues slide guitar. Bernasconi sings of a husband trying to keep his depression from overshadowing a major event in his marriage.

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Other tracks by Justin Bernasconi:  Zeeha's Party Picnic  -  Barefoot Wonderland
Ainsley Farrell - Lady Long Hair     Folk, Roots, Chill, Acoustic 17/03/2017
Folk singer-songwriter with a hint of dark, indie rock vibe.
Lady Long Hair is about a creepy, mysterious lady from Ainsley's dreams. Lady Long Hair is a dark figure, who seems like she has something to hide. In her dreams, Ainsley is following and trying to uncover her mysterious ways.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Amelia Jenner, FBi Radio, Sydney (NSW)

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Archer - My Little Sweet Aussie Sweetheart     Country, Blues, Folk 17/03/2017
King of the gullies, singer of the great open sky, heartbreaker, kangaroo whisperer and tale teller
Archers version of little known Mike O'Malley song
written in the 1950's

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Other tracks by Archer:  Daddy
Port Royal - Get Heavy     Rock, Blues, Garage, Rockabilly 17/03/2017
Almost three years after KISS’ Gene Simmons infamously declared, “Rock did not die of old age. It was murdered”, Brisbane quartet Port Royal are out to resurrect their beloved genre.
“Get Heavy” is a rollicking rock tune, driven by silky-smooth guitar phrasing, ridiculously upbeat rhythms, and irresistible call and response chorus vocals. Lead by charismatic frontman Lawson Doyle, Port Royal’s latest single is an injection of pure, high-octane classic rock straight to your ears.

Russell Morris - White Feather     Blues/Roots 17/03/2017
Russell Norman Morris (born 31 July 1948) is an Australian singer-songwriter who had five Australian Top 10 singles during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
The album will feature a brand new song by Russell Morris ‘White Feather’, written for the project and with all label and publishing royalties donated to Soldier On supporting returned soldiers and veterans.

The Long Johns - Clubfootin     Blues/Roots, Country, Folk, Retro 17/03/2017
Featuring a line up of double banjos, sousaphone, national guitar and washboard and vocals of Sian Evans, The Long Johns prepare a tincture of dark country and barnyard bangers.
Cliubfootin' is a banjo banger featuring a rollicking tale of hitting the road and moving on. The track has a rambling backing vocal chorus and highlights the freight train voice of Sian Evans telling the tale of of feet itching to hit the road.

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Other tracks by The Long Johns:  Sparrows  -  Pellets and Peas
Thomas Oliver - Losin     Blues/Roots, Soul, Pop 17/03/2017
Thomas Oliver is an Australian born singer-songwriter, internationally recognised as one of the world’s leading Weissenborn lap-steel guitar players, Thomas will release new album 'Floating In The Darkness' April 28.
Losin’ is a lonely song about feeling someone you love slip away, blanketed with a decent spread of soul-pop falsetto harmonies and a peppering of brass to create a simple yet undeniably evocative number that grabs you by the heartstrings and tugs lightly.

Cash Savage - Run with the Dogs     Blues/Roots, Alternative Country 14/03/2017
Acclaimed alt-country singer-songwriter and mesmerising performer Cash Savage returns with new single and biggest headline shows to date with incredible band The Last Drinks. Go on: Run With the Dogs.
Boasting ‘a Springsteen-like spring in the step’ (Beat Magazine), Run With The Dogs is a haunting, blues-riddled journey that builds and bursts with perfectly harnessed alt-country sounds...

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