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Big Merino - Maybe I Was Sleeping     Blues/Roots 22/02/2019
Big Merino play songs that blur the lines between rock, blues, roots, and soul. Despite their passion for Americana their music also sounds quintessentially Australian, shaped by landscape and stories.
Acoustic Guitar and Vocals begin this mid-tempo closer to the band’s first album. Extravagant but smooth Nashville style production including slide and steel guitar, piano, percussion. Great textures and colours make this a compelling tune to checkout.

Jack Derwin - Umina Blue     Blues/Roots, Atmospheric 22/02/2019
Dynamic original Australian blues and roots artist performs solo or trio with themes depicting the Australian landscape entwined with Urban sounds or resonator guitar, slide, open tunings and blues harp
Umina Blue swamps you in a seaside coastal town on the Central Coast. Umina in aboriginal language means place of rest or sleep. The song is embellished with jangling guitars, blues harp and swirling keyboards talks of the struggle of people with emotional issues.

Other tracks by Jack Derwin:  Dragging My Chains  -  Find My Way Again
The Awesome - Poplar Road     Blues/Roots 21/02/2019
Mallacoota based nationally touring duo performing coastal jazz blues bossa nova originals. Top finalists in National Folk Festival 2018 Song Competition . Published lyricist. Headline act Alice Springs Beanie Festival.
Original blues jazz track by Milena Cifali

Other tracks by The Awesome:  Listen to the Bossa Nova  -  Rosehip Tea for you and me
The Black Sorrows - Wednesday's Child     Blues/Roots 19/02/2019
The Black Sorrows' undulating landscape of human toil and folly can be felt throughout; joy and sorrow; love and loss.
The slow, seductive intro to ‘Wednesday’s Child’ creates the mood where you know something's coming. You can feel it; in the air, in your gut. And you don't sleep at night. The voice in your head is telling you that something is going to go terribly wrong and there's nothing you can do to stop it.

The Amand Emblem Experiment - No One's Perfect... Even You     Blues/Roots, Acoustic, Alternative Country, Blues 18/02/2019
Singer-songwriter, guitarist Amanda and drummer Taco are The Amanda Emblem Experiment, a blues rock duo that perform sweet blues to hard rock. They're seasoned performers who live for the music.
Amanda’s fans have spoken. Their favourite live track is now available on all music platforms and it's sweet on first listen.
It’s a well constructed song showing the songwriting skills behind the scenes and it has a very real message for us all... To go easy, celebrate your faults, be nice to yourself and take that treat. (Yes you! )

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Whoopie Cat - Gentle Goodbye     Blues/Roots, Psychedelic, Rock 18/02/2019
Whoopie Cat is a five piece heavy blues band from the eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
A melancholic ballad laden with instrumental and vocal harmonies. Lyrically this track takes the listener on a journey though fear with a subtle theme of resolution and self power.

Other tracks by Whoopie Cat:  Sweet Jane  -  Tell Me You'll Stay
Big Merino - Hummingbird     Blues/Roots 15/02/2019
Big Merino play songs that blur the lines between rock, blues, roots, and soul. Despite their passion for Americana their music also sounds quintessentially Australian, shaped by landscape and stories.
Beginning with Stuart’s signature vocals, then into the catchy chorus. The song really gets moving as the band kicks in behind including some tasty Hammond organ adding a new colour to the Big Merino sound. This is a strong radio friendly song that is sure to find lots of support.

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Corey Legge - Driving Out Of Eden     Blues/Roots, Folk, Pop, Acoustic 14/02/2019
Corey Legge plays heartfelt folk-rock and alt-country, drawing influence from growing up in the small country town of Bega on the beautiful Far South Coast of NSW.
An upbeat alt-country gem reminiscent of ‘Dots’ era Paul Kelly. Corey’s wholesome debut single is sure to resonate with anyone who has been stuck in a 9-5 job dreaming of bigger ambitions. The title gives a nod to the beautiful Far South Coast of NSW where Corey grew up.

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Other tracks by Corey Legge:  Rose  -  Great Just Ain't for Me
Rach Brennan & The Pines - Hindsight     Blues/Roots, Folk, Pop 14/02/2019
Rach B & The Pines are on the Roots/Pop tip.
Upbeat and melodic

Dave Orr Band - As Soon As I Know     Blues/Roots, Rock, Folk 13/02/2019
Dave has always been a blues man and he has relished years of late nights rocking up to small bars with his beat up Gibson and losing himself in music.
The title track taken from the debut album from Brisbane artist Dave Orr Band.

Other tracks by Dave Orr Band:  Crossfire  -  Black Sunday
Declan Kelly - Carry Me     Blues/Roots, Folk, Acoustic 12/02/2019
Declan Kelly, session musician for Bernard Fanning, is a diverse singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist writing about his strong roots and rich connection to the heart of Sydney
"Carry Me" has a cinematic tone that highlights the intimacy of this Heart song about the trials and falls of a love and essentially holding each other through it all, thick and thin.

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Salt and Steel - Violet Skies     Blues/Roots, Rock, Folk 12/02/2019
Salt & Steel are two fiery and passionate female performers whose earthy, rock and roots inspired sound has been garnishing a growing tribe of committed followers on an empowering journey.
Bohemian rockers Salt and Steel are dropping their new single Violet Skies on 8 February 2019, a powerful song inspired by the power of a storm and the significance of breath. Violet Skies is the first of four interlinked singles to be released throughout the year, following the themes of the elements Earth, Air, Water and Fire.

Steve Case - I Want A Dog     Blues/Roots, Blues, Rock, Comedy 11/02/2019
Steve "Justin" Case grew up in Wagga but now lives in the Kimberley and makes a living travelling around this great country of ours.
I had a dog as a teenager and was devastated when she passed away.

However I think enough time as passed and I'm now ready to have another dog in my life.

What kind of dog? I'm not sure...but I rattle off quite a few potential options in this song - an "I've been everywhere man" for dogs.

Other tracks by Steve Case:  Sunshine  -  5 Senses
Erik Parker - Broken Hearted Record     Blues/Roots, Rock, Pop 05/02/2019
Erik Parker is a Melbourne based songwriter. His releases are self-produced, recorded and mixed in a garage. In 2018 he released a solo live-looping EP, and a series of singles.
Conceived in early 2014. Put on the shelf 'til 2016. Performed with The Chapters in 2016. Reworked as a looping song in 2017. Arranged with a new incarnation of The Chapters in 2018. Recorded between April and August, 2018. With a bright and playful groove, the lyrics describe an ever spinning carousel of failed romance and unsated frustration.

The Teskey Brothers - Right For Me     Blues/Roots, Soul 05/02/2019
In exciting news, The Teskey Brothers kick off 2019 with the incredibly funky, hook laden new single ‘Right For Me’, a fan-favourite from the band’s renowned live set.
The new single follows the 2018 deluxe release of their critically acclaimed debut album Half Mile Harvest, which featured two new tracks ‘I Get Up’ and ‘Say You’ll Do’.

Blues Arcadia - Seven Days A Week     Blues/Roots, Soul, Blues, Retro 01/02/2019
Combining the legendary soul of the Stax and Motown era with the burning heat and power of Chicago and Memphis blues, Blues Arcadia deliver an uninhibited old-fashioned soul stomp revival.
Inspired by the classic rule-of-three used by '70s funksters The Meters in 'Africa', and an eclectic mix of southern rock and Stax by way of Otis Redding's 'Hard To Handle', this tune is raw, catchy, heavy on horn lines, rhythmic punch and attitude - it's a perfect get-up-and-dance song. Lots of harmonic flavour topped with some special Freddie King sauce.

Other tracks by Blues Arcadia:  Liars and Thieves  -  Pity The Fool
Lily and the Drum - This Is Right Now     Blues/Roots, Soul, Rock 01/02/2019
A Bluesy Roots, Rock & Soul duo with Lily on Guitar & Vocals and John on Drums, percussion & Harmonica. “Honest, raw, energetic with an exciting rich melodic sound”.
A song about taking a new direction in life and committing to the change without delay.
As the song says "Cause This is Right now or there may be no then… I'm changing the shape I'm in"

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Other tracks by Lily and the Drum:  No More  -  I Believe
Sarma - ANGEL IN DISGUISE     Blues/Roots, Easy Listening, Pop, Acoustic 01/02/2019
A songwriter guitarist and singer. A true Independent solo artist. Sarma plays a mix of easy listening roots rock styles with a songwriting emphasis on songs that keep their soul.

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The Roadhouse Regulars - God Made The Devil     Blues/Roots, Blues, Roots, Rock 01/02/2019
The Roadhouse Regulars is Sydney based blues & roots band whose music is inspired by hard rock and blues of the 1970's.
God Made the Devil is a seething electric blues with a searing lead guitar. It's not a religious nor an anti-religious song- but one that reaches into the archives of religious blues- and wonders why.

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Lachlan Grant - Fathers Second Son     Blues/Roots, Acoustic, Rock 28/01/2019
NT based artist Lachlan Grant brings a unique brand of roots rock that has seen comparisons to Billy Bragg, with a touch of influence from Neil Young.
Fathers Second Son is the first track to be lifted from Lachlan Grant Splendor’s album The Choice Is Yours.