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Jake Hoskins - Uncle Shoes (feat. Lésila Tupou)     Blues, Country, Indie, Roots 15/09/2019
Hardworking singer/songwriter Jake Hoskins has a knack for writing catchy and relatable songs. His dynamic guitar playing and rich, soul-stirring vocals are a captivating experience when seen live.
Inspired by the Mississippi Blues from the early 40s. Artists such as Mississippi Fred McDowell with slide guitar and R.L. Burnside rhythmically. Also the song has a modern tinge, referencing artists such as Ash Grunwald and Jack White (with female backing vocals).

Lyrically the tune is family oriented with feelings of longing and excitement for the birth of a niece.

Andre Camilleri with mark Nunis & Clark Fisher - House of the Rising Sun     Blues, Country, Folk, Roots 13/09/2019
Arguably one of Australia's most prolific songwriters, Andre Camilleri blends Country, Alternative and the Blues to create unique sonic landscapes of timeless beauty.
Our interpretation of this Traditional Tune.

Other tracks by Andre Camilleri with mark Nunis & Clark Fisher:  He's Got The Whole World In His Hands  -  I'll fly Away
Colin 'illy' Hill - Everybody Ought To Know     Blues, Rock 13/09/2019
Blues-rock guitarist/ vocalist
Blues Rock song highlighting lack of equality and the gap between rich and poor, elite and working class.

Other tracks by Colin 'illy' Hill:  Good Girl bad
Carus Thompson - Avondale Heights to Sunshine     Blues, Roots 12/09/2019
A genuine troubadour, Thompson is one of Australia’s hardest working musicians, touring the world with family in tow, whilst building a loyal fan base over six studio/two live albums.
Australian songwriter and storyteller Carus Thompson proudly presents new single ‘Avondale Heights to Sunshine’. Inspired by a taxi driver’s story about a bridge that was supposed to be built between the suburbs of Avondale Heights and Sunshine in Melbourne’s West, the single’s heavy Australian accent is complemented by the folk expertise of Seth Lakeman.

Alison Newman - When the feeling is gone - Live at Palomino Nights     Blues, Rock 06/09/2019
Alison has forged a career over 25 years as a cover artist in Mount Gambier, SA. Heart Songs is her debut album, drawing on inspiration from her personal life.
When the feeling is gone is a bluesy, rock break up song, with a whole lot of attitude.

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Shaun Kirk - Black Dog     Blues, Alternative 05/09/2019
Shaun Kirk is a rising singer/songwriter, troubadour, and mental health advocate based out of Melbourne who is selling out venues across Australia & New Zealand.
Black Dog was written in the midst of a mental health battle that Kirk faced between the years of 2014-2017, triggered by a US record deal that fell through in perplexing circumstances. A song about hope, strength and survival that he endeavours to use to help normalise the conversation around anxiety/depression.

Other tracks by Shaun Kirk:  Slow & Steady  -  Killed A Man I Never Met
Pete Cullen & The Hurt - Peace Love     Blues/Roots, Alternative Country, Country, Funk 03/09/2019
Pete Cullen & The Hurt release new album High Tide, a rich gumbo of Outlaw Country, southern rock and Soulful Gospel
Inspired by the southern country gospel sounds of the 1960's civil rights movement Peace Love is Pete Cullen's response to todays trolling, hate and vilification that we see from certain news outlets and social media.

Other tracks by Pete Cullen & The Hurt:  Easy Money  -  High Tide
Ets Trio - Lovers to Strangers     Blues/Roots, Folk, Acoustic 02/09/2019
Ets Trio deliver earthy folk based acoustic rock, with added textures of blues, soulful groove and reggae. Catchy melodies carry thought-provoking lyrics over classical fingerpicking styles.
Lovers to Strangers is an achingly beautiful narrative about unexpectedly losing the person you love with when they no longer want to be with you. Delicate and melancholic it drags you into the depths of heartbreak before releasing you back into the present with renewed hope for finding love again.

The Marvellous Hearts - Love Is Great     Blues, Pop, Folk 02/09/2019
'The Marvellous Hearts' are a Blues Pop band headed by Cap Bluetongue, featuring some of Sydney’s finest blues musicians and regularly supported on stage by a host of guest artists.
'Love Is Great' is the first SongTraks release from Sydney based Blues Pop band 'The Marvellous Hearts'.

The song is a catchy and thought provoking anthem that picks up and carries the torch from the likes of 'Love Is All Your Need', 'Give Peace A Chance' again spreading the word, that 'Love Is Great' and that 'LOVE' can defeat Hate!

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Clear Tears - Seize     Blues 30/08/2019
Clear Tears play non-traditional, non-colonial country. Their debut single ‘Seize’ encapsulates the bands cross between country, punk, noise and roadhouse laced with the Hammond’s soft lament.
Seize represents a departure from bad habits. The song was written when, lead singer, Kane Anthony, encountered seizures for the first time in his life.

Jesse Valach and The Testaments - Testify     Blues, Soul 30/08/2019
A Mountain of Blues with a River of Soul
Debut track from Jesse Valach and The Testaments preciously known as Jesse Valach presents Blues Mountain

Lloyd Spiegel - ANY SECOND NOW     Blues, Rock, Roots 30/08/2019
Acoustic Blues trailblazer Lloyd Spiegel is pleased to announce the release of his 10th album ‘Cut and Run’
The fiery, high energy opener that sets the pace for Spiegel’s 10th release Cut and Run. A hard edged boogie with all the trimmings.

Other tracks by Lloyd Spiegel:  RUN  -  TOKYO BLUES
The Blind Pilots - Tell Me I'm Wrong     Blues 28/08/2019
A description of The Blind Pilots is simple: explosive four-piece Australian Roots, Rock and Blues outfit from the Northern Beaches of Sydney.
This track starts with distorted slide guitar and by the time the whole band kick in you know this one will be great. Up-tempo, great lyrics and vocals, a modern flavour over the top of classic sounds keeping to the blues rock swamp ethos of these hard working boys.

Other tracks by The Blind Pilots:  Telephone  -  Howling At The Moon
Julian James - Looking for a light     Blues, Jazz, Roots 27/08/2019
As a solo artist Julian James is wasting no time getting his name, and his music out there. Taking it up a notch with a 8 piece band!
‘Looking for a Light’, a ramshackle ditty in the great honky-tonk tradition that features a backing band made up of a who’s who of fine young Melbourne talent. Iseula Hingano of Blues Eyes Cry, Nadia Rose of Rambal, Rockabilly pianist extraordinaire Ezra Lee all lend a hand, and the full-blown horn section doesn’t hurt either.

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Freya Josephine Hollick - Nobody’s No Better Than No One     Blues, Country, Alternative, Roots 26/08/2019
Freya Josephine Hollick is a leading light in the new country renaissance, blending elements of Americana, desert blues and alt country to arrive at her own unique musical destination.
Nobody’s No Better Than No One is a dark and dusty, arid desert blues stomp recorded in the heart of the Mojave Desert at the famed studio Rancho de la Luna and features the sublime and idiosyncratic vocals of Australian new country and roots star on the rise Freya Josephine Hollick.

Benny Walker - All Ya Gotta Do Is Call     Blues/Roots, Rock 23/08/2019
Yorta Yorta singer/songwriter Benny Walker is the real deal. His killer voice, love songs & epic tales mixwith passion for the land, the people, summer vibes & deep grooves.
A Blues belter of a track. This track hits the ground running with a deep groove from the get-go with its intro drum fill that is perfectly complimented by the ever-moving bass lines. Benny Walker holds down the repetitive and catchy rhythm guitar parts whilst production captures the Roomy, Vintage tones and delivers the next evolution in Benny Walker's sound.

Kristen Lee Morris - Swamp Boogie     Blues/Roots, Alternative Country, Rock, Roots 23/08/2019
Real music emanates from the guts and the heart, it’s infused with soul. Kristen Lee Morris has built a career on singing and playing guitar in just this fashion.
'Swamp Boogie’ is the new single from Australian blues man, Kristen Lee Morris, featuring his new line up, the Dirty Snakes. It’s pure boogie ala Tony Joe White, ZZ Top or even a little JJ Cale. This is Morris going deeper into straight up boogie blues … and deep into the mud. Come swim in the swamp. Touring nationally.

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Carnival Road - Led Zeppelin Days     Blues/Roots, Rock 22/08/2019
Carnival Road is a 4-piece band based in Canberra, Australia whose focus is on performing original musical compositions with a special blend of folk/blues/roots/alt rock.
"Led Zeppelin Days" is a rock/blues song reflecting on days gone by, since we (Carnival Road members) individually got involved in music. It is also about the choices we personally make, and that others make that inevitably affect our lives, world and planet... such as the choice between making music and love, or making violence and war.

Carnival Road

Other tracks by Carnival Road:  Catch This  -  Farrer Ridge
Charlie Clarke And The Chequered Charms - When I Get Back     Blues/Roots, Acoustic, Alternative Country, Folk 22/08/2019
Charlie Clarke And The Chequered Charms is a solo project currently in its infancy and is releasing new raw sounding recordings of simple, down to earth songs.
When I Get Back is a song about not wanting to look back. Lyrically it’s loosely based around a road trip taken by the author and the desire to never go home unless it’s absolutely necessary. There are two acoustic guitars and a vocal on the track.

Other tracks by Charlie Clarke And The Chequered Charms:  Darker Side
Cycle Of The Muses - Trouble Girl     Blues/Roots, Acoustic, Atmospheric, Soundscapes 22/08/2019
Through twisted neurons and dystopian wit, Cycle Of The Muses deliver this debut album. Electronic lullabies to rock with orchestral fractures, it's the nuances in between that delivers the thrill.
Written & Produced and String Arrangement - Scott Morgan
Vocals - Rick Swaney

An atmospheric journey of a 'Trouble Girl' who can not escape the past. Haunting themes of powerlessness against that of a scarred past.