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Cutting edge and engaging music to separate your station from the pack! Here you’ll find tracks recommended by Amrap’s ‘Music Directors Alliance’. The MD Alliance includes proactive and influential MDs from stations including: 2FBi & 2SER (NSW), 3PBS & 3RRR (VIC), 4ZZZ (QLD), Three D and Radio Adelaide (SA), 6RTR (WA) & Edge Radio (TAS).

Tracks

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Horace Bones - Jack The Knife     Rock, Punk, Psychedelic, Garage 29/08/2016
Melbourne's horror psych‐punk’s Horace Bones are a four piece that play loud, liberating and belligerent rock ‘n’ roll.
Employing Birthday Party-esque bedlam encased in 60’s garage/ surf-rock revelry, ‘Jack the Knife’ by Horace Bones will have you singing along down dark alleyways, while always looking over your shoulder.

Liam Hudson - You'll Be Fine     Electronic, Pop, Rock 29/08/2016
Liam Hudson started writing music from a young age, but didn't begin to hone his skills till his mid-teens when he started writing Jazz, and Baroque and Movie style compositions.
The song is similar in style to Chet Faker, or Jack Garratt’s ballads, but with electronic elements and vocal play like Safia. The song discusses how just because you know everything will be fine in the end, it doesn't make the sadness any easier while you're in that place.

He Danced Ivy - Mechanesque     Metal/Punk, Punk, Hardcore, Experimental 26/08/2016
After building a strong following in hometown Coffs Harbour, He Danced Ivy have moved to Brisbane bursting from the foliage to assault he world with their supernatural sonic powers!
Brisbane newcomers He Danced Ivy have burst from the foliage to deliver their sinister, debut single Mechanesque, a four-minute track dripping with tension in the opening moments before exploding into raw power and prog-punk glory!

Hussy Hicks - Whole Lotta     Blues/Roots 26/08/2016
Winners of the 2016 GCMA Award for Artist of the Year, Hussy Hicks have just returned from 3 months playing the European summer festival circuit.
The Hussy Hicks are back with a classic bluesy tune showing off Leesa's sultry voice and also features backing singers courtesy of USA band 'Wet Willy'. Some great guitar playing and tight snappy rhythm section work rounds out the song.

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The Comfort - Your Heart     Rock, Hardcore, Punk, Grunge 26/08/2016
The Comfort are a strong, two-piece outfit trying to create something real and honest. The Comfort create music that makes them feel something and hopefully makes you feel something too.
Your Heart is the second single from The Comfort's sophomore EP 'Love'. The track shines with hope and security a change from the darkness of debut EP 'Ghosts'. Your Heart delivers commitment and hope in a world that is lacking.

Unity Floors - Give And Take     Rock, Punk, Pop 26/08/2016
Mates for a decade Gus Hunt and Henry Gosling have made themselves a strong part of Sydney’s DIY scene as Unity Floors.
"Give and Take is a love song with two sides, highlighting the binary of romance. Performed with honesty in a musical style similar to Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers meeting The Clean at a house party."

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We Set Sail - Reminders Written on Maps     Rock, Grunge, Punk, Pop 26/08/2016
Just another band like any other. We play the music we want to hear.
This track sums up the feeling you get when you think about all the things you wanted to do with your life but never got a round to

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Other tracks by We Set Sail:  This Could Be The Tragedy We've Been Waiting For  -  Snails
Fan Girl - Disappear     Rock, Garage, Psychedelic, Punk 25/08/2016
Melbourne’s Fan Girl is new alternative catchy rock at its finest and, who knows, perhaps your new favourite rock outfit.
Featuring an outer space Arabic style riff, an absurd amount of guitars, Revolver-era Beatles style harmonies and enough cowbell to please Christopher Walken, 'Disappear' is as hard hitting as it is catchy, meshing Radiohead, OutKast and Big Star in a way you have never heard.

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Imperial Broads - You're Scared     Rock, Punk, Garage 25/08/2016
Imperial Broads are three guitar-wielding gals (and one honarary guy) who formed in a garage in Marrickville, and bonded over a love of sugar-rush punk and throwback garage-thrash.
Pip says '"You're Scared" was written from a place of sexual frustration. At the time I was also bored by the coy expression of female sexuality in the music I liked. I wanted to flip the predator/pursued power relationship and get people dancing at the same time."

Safe Hands - The Great Affair     Rock, Punk 25/08/2016
Lauded Novacastrians Safe Hands will release their expansive sophomore LP on September 23. An exciting sonic departure; it is a dynamic, emotive and refined adaptation of Australian heavy music. Unmissable.
'The Great Affair' is a stirring meditation on parenthood, completed by a kicking, crunching, guitar-drenched chorus. Perfectly powerful. A haunting piece that evokes suburban landscapes and long, quiet nights. Australian heavy music at it's most interesting and challenging.

Swap - Not One Of Us     Rock, Metal, Soundtrack (Film Related) 25/08/2016
Swap proves that rock is not just the domain of geologists.Melodic masterpieces with insane guitars and souring vocals, Swap is the pinnacle of what heavy rock music can be.
'Not One Of Us' was written about someone's (unfortunately to common) view of boat arrival asylum seekers. He had the view that they were separate from us and therefore not our problem. This song discusses and confronts this view. This song was also featured in the documentary film 'Freedom Stories'.

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Other tracks by Swap:  Logical Suicide  -  Slip Away
Quivers - Pigeons     Rock, Alternative Country, Pop 24/08/2016
Quivers are a very Australian guitar pop band from Hobart, now in Melbourne (via London/Beijing). It is songs for roadtrips with ghosts, lovers at the end of long benders etc.
‘Pigeons’ is the first single release from Quivers, a guitar/gutter pop band that has until now only existed on handmade cassettes. This song is a cracked, hung-over realisation: “all my best friends are a little broken, all the best people are”.

Other tracks by Quivers:  The Poltergeist
Redspencer - Fuss     Rock, Pop, Garage, Psychedelic 24/08/2016
Melbourne indie rock four-piece drawing influence from The Clean, Yo La Tengo and Cass McCombs.
'Fuss' is the first taste of a forthcoming LP, due for release in late 2016.

The Vanns - Skinny Legs     Rock 24/08/2016
The Vanns are Jimmy Vann, Lachie Jones and Tom Switlek. Hailing from the idyllic Australian east-coast town of Kiama, The Vanns deliver an infectious guitar driven mash of indie pop-rock.
A hop-skip-jumping slice of guitar driven pop rock with melodic grooves and a powerful chorus. The bridge hook is magnificence personified. Saturated in its Australian heritage yet worldly beyond their limited years, The Vanns song-writing and livelihood embodies all that 'Skinny Legs' checks.

Hideous Sun Demon - Bad Girl     Rock, Punk, Garage, Psychedelic 23/08/2016
Hideous Sun Demon are a four piece alternative/garage/punk act from Fremantle, WA
“Bad Girl is a lo-fi, scuzzy and raucous delight… sleazy vocals and unhinged chorus….bat-shit crazy.” – NME.com

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Other tracks by Hideous Sun Demon:  Oscillate
Baby Blue - Bit Slow     Pop, Rock 23/08/2016
Beginning as a solo project for Melbourne’s Rhea Caldwell, Baby Blue has since grown into a rocking, rollicking three-piece combining 60’s rock, folk, and pop.
A song about when you are into someone but they deny liking you..Even though you know they do..

Alex L'Estrange - Favourite Star     Rock 23/08/2016
Part moon-tanned studio dweller, part world-weary troubadour, Brisbane-based songwriter and producer Alex L’Estrange is turning up on a fair few notable lists of 2016’s promising new artists to watch.
'Favourite Star' was written in an attempt to single-handedly channel the kind of live energy created by a crowd-working party band, the song prides itself on “not being too concerned with having dumb fun, even when you know it’s a little pathetic”, says Alex.

Postblue - Love To Praise You     Rock, Psychedelic 23/08/2016
Melbourne-based indie-rock group, Postblue, have just unveiled launch shows and their dream-laden and psych-rock infused cut ‘Love To Praise You’.
Recorded with renowned Melbourne-based producer Steven Schram (San Cisco, Eagle & The Worm), ‘Love To Praise You’ sees the band meld their staple influences of The Pixies, The Smashing Pumpkins with glimmers of hazy modern day psych-rock likened to Babe Rainbow and King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard.

Castlecomer - Judy     Rock, Pop 22/08/2016
Castlecomer are one of the hardest working bands in Australia. Constantly touring built the band a dedicated fan base and turned their live show into a tight, electric, impressive experience.
I wrote 'Judy' as a way to release a big work week listening to really dark evidence in court. The groove and the hook had been in my head for weeks but I just needed something to sing about, and that’s where the character of Judy helped.

Other tracks by Castlecomer:  The Noise
Swampash - Beggar     Rock, Blues, Grunge 22/08/2016
Sydney born Swampash meld heavy grooves with old school blues.
Beggar is a hypothetical song about a relationship I was once in - Mark Parveez/Vocalist.

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Other tracks by Swampash:  Genie  -  Don't Change