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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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Money on Verema - Fields of Corn     Rock, Alternative Country, Grunge 26/09/2016
Money On Verema is the alt-rock brainchild of Jono Colliver, known predominatly as Vance Joy’s bassist and member of Melbourne bands The Pretty Littles, Dr. Colossus and GUMS.
A mechanical and unnatural backbeat is the spine of this reflection on apathy. It's based around the scenes of middle American family's raising crops of corn and sending sons to war. If apathy rules, this is the way Australia will soon head. Agriculture of humans.

Other tracks by Money on Verema:  Now That She's Gone
Nicholas Costello - It's Only Life     Folk, Rock, Alternative Country, Ambience 26/09/2016
A solo artist based in Melbourne. Writes dreamy folk-rock music.
A folk rock track with has a prominent rhythm and bass line, vocal contrast and a chorus with an anthemic quality.

Other tracks by Nicholas Costello:  Hangs On My Door  -  On My Own
A. Swayze & the Ghosts - Reciprocaiton     Metal/Punk, Garage, Punk, Rock 23/09/2016
A. Swayze & the Ghosts are an unrelenting and uncompromising punk/garage outfit from Hobart Tasmania with a live show that will leave you shocked and stunned.
Reciprocation shows an unwavering commitment to space, patience and energy above all else. The band take their time to deliver a message of persevering desperation towards the reciprocation of feelings and is at all times raw and energetic.

Desert Blues Cartel - Long Gone     Rock, Blues, Roots 23/09/2016
Desert Blues Cartel are a nouveau blues band that both lyrically and musically leans towards the darker aspects of the blues genre.
“Long Gone” is a swampy blues number continuing the band’s forays into both the darker and rockier extremities of the blues genre. From the opening wailing harmonica, this track has the potential to disturb and unsettle the listener while simultaneously embracing them comfortably in their own history of personal tragedy.

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Hussy Hicks - Whole Lotta (Friend o' Mine Remix)     Blues/Roots 23/09/2016
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.
An intricately weaved remix of the Hussy Hicks latest single Whole Lotta by London Producer ' Friend o' Mine'. This track has some reworked percussion, guitar and low frequency drones to form the backing while still featuring the girls fantastic vocals.
A real ear catching piece of work.

Localles - JFK     Rock 23/09/2016
"Localles’ live routine is starting to garner some buzz. Add some political awareness to that and they could have all the hallmarks of the next Midnight Oil. Too soon?"- MusicFeeds
JFK is a statement of perspective of how two opposing forces can share common goals. That no matter what side people are on, the other side is always wrong. Specific historical moments show the affect on everyday people of the decisions made by men in ivory towers.

Profiteers - Pay Day!     Metal/Punk, Punk, Hardcore, Metal 23/09/2016
DIY Hardcore Punk from Adelaide, South Australia.
A fist in the air, a track you can dance to.

Other tracks by Profiteers:  Tooth Hole  -  Cannibal
Ausmuteants - Music Writers     Rock, Punk 21/09/2016
Ausmuteants are Jake, Billy, Marc and Sean. They are not the band of the future or of the past, just regular dudes practising the sound of things falling apart.
Are music writers critics or cheerleaders and does it even matter when they are probably as embarrassed about what they write as the rest of us are?

Other tracks by Ausmuteants:  Silent Genes  -  New Planet
Have/Hold - The Old Country     Rock, Punk, Grunge 21/09/2016
Have/Hold is a Melbourne based 4 piece indie rock band. Been together 3 years. Released a 7", an EP called Calm Your Blood, and an album called King Salt.
The Old Country was written in response to Australia's treatment of asylum seekers. The lyrics tell the story of a father and his daughters leaving their war-torn home and making their way to Australia in the hope of finding safety.

Other tracks by Have/Hold:  A History Of Cancer
Mesa Cosa - Stone Bone     Rock, Punk, Rock, Psychedelic 21/09/2016
Melbourne-based Mesa Cosa have fast become known as the busiest "Freakout Fuzz Ya Ya Gang”. They combine influences from garage-punk, and mexican folk, to comic book metal.
"Stone Bone" is the first track off Mesa Cosa's forthcoming album, recorded by Nao Anzai and mixed by Stu Mackenzie (King Gizzard), "Stone Bone" oozes with flying saucer fuzz guitar, a pummelling rhythm section and snarling vocals

ON TOUR
OCT-NOV
ACT/NSW/QLD/VIC

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Myohwar - Floodsong     Rock, Industrial, Experimental 19/09/2016
Myohwar was conceived in a small yet intimate bedroom studio towards the end of 2015 and drawing influence from the likes of Pink Floyd, Tame Impala and Mogwai.
An instrumental journey into Myowhar’s heavy ambient world, the latest single, ‘Floodsong’, lives up to its name by flooding the listener with an entrancing sonic atmosphere ever evolving around a solid, electrifying pulse.

Scott & Charlene's Wedding - Distracted     Rock, Chill, Pop 16/09/2016
Scott & Charlene’s Wedding are the voice of a generation, and undeniably, a uniquely Australian affair full of melancholy and joy.
Another blissful and carefree hit from Melbourne's jangle pop romanitics, Scott & Charlene's Wedding

Other tracks by Scott & Charlene's Wedding:  Don't Bother Me
The Bear Hunt - Who Made You God?     Rock, Garage 16/09/2016
Brisbane’s The Bear Hunt are reminiscent of 90’s alt rock with fuzzed out guitars, big melodies and big outros; Angular, weird, but super melodic.
The band had recently entered Brisbane’s infamous recording studio “The Shed” with the talented Bryce Moorhead (Violent Soho, HITS, Texas Tea, WALKEN) to commence recording their next EP, due for release early 2017. The band have moulded their sound reaching into new heavier depths with their lead single, “Who Made You God?”.

Bloods - Bring My Walls Down     Rock, Punk, Garage, Pop 16/09/2016
Three-piece riot grrrl punk meets garage pop girl-group from Sydney, Australia.
Fuzzy guitars and dreamy vocals. BMWD is a love song with lyrics that don't play by the usual mushy rules. The track is a shimmering nugget of bright and bold pop punk.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK:
Gloria Brancatisano, SYN, Melbourne (VIC), Stephen Goodhew, FBi Radio, Sydney (NSW)

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Chase City - Surrounded     Pop, Rock 16/09/2016
Following on from relentlessly traversing the countryside and releasing a slew of standout songs, Hobart-based indie-pop quartet, Chase City have just announced East Coast tour dates and returned with ‘Surrounded’.
Meticulously crafted instrumentation is melded with the unique and endearing vocal croons of front man, Tarik Stonemen to deliver an exciting take on modern indie-pop, which recalls the vibe of the group’s staple influences such as The Wombats, Hot Chip and The Rapture.

Wharves - It's You     Rock, Dance 16/09/2016
Wharves are the best example of ambitious unsigned talent in Australia. These boys will blow you away with a high energy live show and leave you wanting more.
Straight out of the gate It's You doesn't hold back. With it's punchy beat and driving guitars enjoy a journey with the song as it flows seamlessly through sections guided by powerful vocals. It's You will awe you with it's sounds and effects to make a really slick sounding track.

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Gold Member - Stick The Moon     Hip Hop, Rock, Dub 16/09/2016
Sydney's mintest, electro-skank-hop duo Gold Member, transitions from modern hip-hop infused verses to its infectious 80s pop-style chorus. Az on guitar + vocals and Goldie's Gus tearing up the turntables.
Perfect for a summer arvo playlist, with Goldie's signature lyrical flow and hypnotic guitar creating a distinctly Aussie vibe. The song is about celebrating failure, something that we've all had to do at one point. Life doesn't always give you what you want, but it gives you what you need.

D Henry Fenton & The Elizabethans - Promised Land     Rock, Alternative Country, Folk, Pop 16/09/2016
From the forthcoming album Twice I Fell Down Once by D Henry Fenton & The Elizabethans. Fenton has released two albums that have received airplay in Australia and the USA.
For fans of Tom Petty, The Shins, Ryan Adams and Neil Finn. Superbly written and performed contemporary indie folk rock with great melodies and an extreme catchiness. Recorded in Los Angeles. First song from forthcoming new album. Accessible but engaging, it's new indie pop at it's best.

Mouth Tooth - Memory Foam     Folk 16/09/2016
Formed by artists, Rhys Mitchell and Max Turner in the winter of 2012, The music of Mouth Tooth is a meditation in loneliness, expressing the melancholy of love lost and heartbreak.
Mouth Tooth’s brand new EP Memory Foam, recorded at Smooch with the help of Jack Farley, Nao Anzai and Mikey Young. It is a glorious return; slow and beautiful, mature in its sonic depth and its lyrical prowess, sad.

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The Outdoor Type - Rumination     Rock, Folk 16/09/2016
Zack Buchanan questioned his musical path when he stumbled on a fresh direction. That led to a buzz new indie-rock project, The Outdoor Type and now an international record deal.
‘Rumination’, "The song is about the nature of the modern, routine-driven, fast-paced, nine-to-five, mortgage 'til you die time that we live in. It's a rejection of that – and, at the same time, a want to prove to yourself, or to others, that you are capable of all those things."