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Lex Bielby - Repeat After Me     Blues/Roots, Soul, Rock, Retro 19/04/2019
Australian blues guitarist and songwriter.
“Repeat After Me” brings an injection of energy into the album with thick soul blues that you could be forgiven for thinking came straight off a classic Motown record. Expect energetic guitar, gospel choir, vintage drums and bass all in a tune that will stick in your head.

Other tracks by Lex Bielby:  Tell Me Who  -  Cyclone
Hussy Hicks - Get Ready     Blues/Roots, Rock 18/04/2019
Hussy Hicks are a tour de force featuring Leesa Gentz’s powerhouse vocals and Julz Parker’s revered guitar skills with six studio albums and multiple industry awards under their belts.
Channel your inner Mavis Staples and get ready for powerful social change! With a soul-drenched sound that captivates from the outset, ‘Get Ready’ combines Leesa Gentz’s powerhouse vocals and Julz Parker’s critically acclaimed guitar shreds for an empowering, joyous and uplifting effect.

Robbie Jalapeno & the Bureaucrats - Ode to P Dutts Nuts     Blues/Roots, Rock, Pop, Folk 18/04/2019
World's finest purveyors of dark and dirty swamp rhythms.
An ironic spin on the negative and divisive rhetoric employed by the alt-right, reactionary nobs who don't understand the world is bigger than they are!

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Other tracks by Robbie Jalapeno & the Bureaucrats:  Alone Alone  -  The Revelator Song
Savanah and the Strays - Taxman Blues     Blues/Roots, Rock 18/04/2019
Five piece country, blues rock band based in Perth, Western Australia.
Old-school SOLO-CITY ROCKIN! Blues SONG!!

The Nuts - The Ten Thousand Steps     Blues/Roots, Folk 18/04/2019
The nuts – Raw, Salty, and Crunchy - well-seasoned musicians writing and playing roots and blues with a folk ethos. A tricked-up cover may occasionally appear.
The Thousand Steps.... is he going to heaven... or hell!!! Urban Blues from The Nuts featuring Johnny Cash-u-Nut on lead guitar and Mac Adamia on shouty-type vocals. A song about the hard life of a working feller who is trapped no matter which way he turns. Sad, and yet, strangely uplifting due to the strong performances and Sody Pop production.

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Harvey - Coasting     Blues/Roots, Roots, Chill, Pop 17/04/2019
Harvey is an Australian singer, songwriter and performer who loves combining electronic and acoustic musical elements to create tasty feel-good music.
Coasting is a feel-good tune that combines acoustic and electronic musical elements. It's about adventure, enjoying life and just coasting. I wrote all the parts and played most of the instruments in 'Coasting' with help from my producer in Sydney. Coasting has lyrical imagery of the sea and sailing and the music video was shot across beaches and coastal towns.

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The Kate Lush Band - Jackson     Blues/Roots, Rock, Roots, Pop 16/04/2019
Think Susan Tedeschi, Sheryl Crow & Bonnie Raitt meet St Paul & The Broken Bones in a bar in New Orleans and get mixed up in something seriously Funky!!
The album is full of songs that lift people up, make them remember when they felt free & fell in love. I heard about a 24hr Bourbon bar just outside of New Orleans that was hidden down a winding dirt road & built on the banks of the Mississippi. It was totally hip and inspired me to write Jackson...

Other tracks by The Kate Lush Band:  Fall Down 7 Times (Stand up 8)  -  Goodbye To The Rain
Isaac Thomas - Walking Contradiction     Blues/Roots, Roots, Soul, Easy Listening 16/04/2019
Singer/Songwriter Isaac Thomas beautifully blends quality guitar playing with soulful vocals and memorable melodies. Definitely something worth listening to.
Walking Contradiction is about those people. You know, those toxic people that suck the life out of everything that they touch or come near... them.

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Other tracks by Isaac Thomas:  We Are  -  Crippling Depression
changoTRee - Tomorrow     Blues/Roots, Roots, Roots, Roots 12/04/2019
changoTRee’s debut album “Home” went number 1 on AMRAP Regional charts. Now the “Postcards” project is the pith of their travelling, writing, recording & performing around the world.
A spaghetti western. The cost when wandering into the past is the dread ghosts that lead into future, with the spin of stories as past and future collude to create an enigma that dogs every step into Tomorrow. The fight to keep in the present moment. Written and recorded in the UK.

Other tracks by changoTRee:  Let It Go  -  Big Brass Band
Louis Valentine & The Golden Age - Omeo     Blues/Roots, Soul 11/04/2019
Louis Valentine is a singer and a songwriter who wants to be Van Morrison. The Golden Age are a killer soul band from Melbourne. Together they make beautiful music.
Omeo is a a jaunty soul/country ditty about the glorious town of the same name in the Victorian high country. It is inspired by an ill-fated, 4 day gig playing background music at what turned out to be a rich-persons cult. The town of Omeo, its friendly people and its fabulous pubs offered the only refuge.

Other tracks by Louis Valentine & The Golden Age:  Losing Touch (This City)  -  Can't Wait To Begin
Andre Camilleri - Keep The Fire Burning     Blues/Roots, Rock, Garage, Rock 10/04/2019
Arguably one of Australia's most prolific songwriters, Andre Camilleri blends Country, Alternative and the Blues to create unique sonic landscapes of timeless beauty.
This is the toe-tapping title track of Andre Camilleri's upcoming 35th album release; a blend of Blues, Grunge, Disco and Rock influences with a dash of Country sprinkled over the top. For the first time ever, Andre has played all the instruments himself on these recordings.

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Other tracks by Andre Camilleri:  Rock N'Roll Is My Medicine  -  Sick Of Politics
Daxton - Sanctuary     Blues/Roots 09/04/2019
Daxton’s well received album, ‘In Verses’, has been re-released as a live acoustic recording.
As part of Daxton's Live In The Studio album here is a great acoustic rendition of one of his most popular songs from the recent 'In Verses' album. Hearing it as simply vocal and guitar really shows the quality of the song.

Other tracks by Daxton:  Perfect Day  -  Ball and Chain
JURAN - Belle     Blues/Roots, Roots, Folk 09/04/2019
JURAN is a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist that recently released her first EP titled GONE. JURAN's voice is rich and powerful, while the diversity the EP's tracklist is filled with rare lyrical beauty.
'Belle' was written after a recurring dream post MH17 tragedy in 2014, the words depict events in the dream. "My friend was on this flight and in my dream she survived, I know because I was with her." Pen was put to paper and this song was written from beyond the veil. Once it was written, the dreams never replayed.

Other tracks by JURAN:  Gone  -  Creators
Mick Hart - 3am     Blues/Roots 09/04/2019
Australian singer/songwriter Mick Hart has been touring the world for the past 20 years, playing festivals and concerts all over Australia, Europe, UK, Japan and the USA.
A more chilled bluesy single then the previous offering from Mick, this track could easily sit somewhere between Jack Johnson and John Butler. It’s certainly more indicative of the forthcoming album and features some great guitar, Fender Rhodes, drums and bass which all mesh together to make the chorus' really stand out.

The Murlocs - What If?     Blues/Roots, Psychedelic, Garage 09/04/2019
Forged on Victoria's Surf-Coast, over two EPs, three albums, and a dynamic presence on the live circuit, The Murlocs have established themselves as a much-loved staple of the psych/garage scene.
The Murlocs continue to set themselves apart in this next single 'What If?' with their signature blend of old-world rhythm, blues and psychedelia, bolstered by the unmistakable vocals and harmonica breakdowns of Kenny-Smith.

Taken off their newest album, produced by Stu Mackenzie (King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard) and mixed by New York musician Jarvis Taveniere (Real Estate, Parquet Courts).

Other tracks by The Murlocs:  Comfort Zone  -  Withstand
Grizzlee Train - Shakin'     Blues/Roots, Rock 05/04/2019
At the core of Grizzlee Train is the wailing of vintage blues rock, but it’s drenched with a rootsy vigour, giving the band a sound that is all their own.

Leslie D. King & The Trembling Shakes - Sunday Kitchen Swinging     Blues/Roots, Alternative Country, Soul 05/04/2019
Warm soul music straight from the South-West of Victoria, just like a big hug telling you its alright.
A simple Sunday love song, capturing the moment shared between two lovers dancing and swinging along to their favourite song in the kitchen.

Recorded and mixed by James Freeman (Didirri, J.R. Reyne) at Big Sky Audio.
Mastered by David Briggs (Little River Band, Australian Crawl) at Production Workshop.

The Chesterfield Band - Standing Still     Blues/Roots, Blues, Roots 05/04/2019
The father-daughter duo turned four-piece band are weaving their smooth melodies and contagious choruses into listener’s minds nationwide, and you don’t want to be missing out on the fun.
Standing Still is essentially about depression. It came from a lonely and dark place but through the power of music I realised that the fact that they I was still alive and standing mean't something. It meant all was not lost and the song grew from there.

Other tracks by The Chesterfield Band:  Our North Star  -  If It Doesn't Hurt
Nathan Cavaleri - 29 Gold Stars     Blues/Roots, Pop, Blues, Rock 04/04/2019
Following on from releasing a pair of critically praised singles, Sydney-based artist Nathan Cavaleri has just revealed tour dates and latest cut ’29 Gold Stars’.
Channelling the strut grooves of Prince, understated vintage tones of J.J. Cale and hybrid hip-hop type arrangements, ’29 Gold Stars’ shines a light on Nathan’s ability to shape songs eclectically, while still retaining apt cohesiveness.

Jelly Oshen - Garden of Love     Blues/Roots, Pop, Indigenous 04/04/2019
They don’t come more multli-cultural than newcomer to the talented teen scene, the 17 year-old Jelly Oshen who was raised on the festival circuit since the age of 5.
Chilled, naïve, magical, idealistic pretty much sums up Jelly’s debut onto the scene. Garden of Love is a cruisy catchy tune, which gives you the vibe to lay back look up and count the stars and dream…Garden of Love is about everyone’s happy place or favorite thing and sharing it with someone special.