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Matt Stillert - King Of The World     Blues/Roots, Folk, Experimental 06/12/2018
Experimental, left of field, Matt Stilllert, returning from a two year hiatus where he lost his mind, more than once, now with a mixbag of new sounds that defy classification.
"King Of The World", is an old number Stillert wrote many years ago for a friend going through some tough times, it evokes a longing and sentiment that pours fourth through scattered guitars and Stillert's many voices. This is just a taste of things to come from the mad hatter with his many new sounds.

Caroline Taylor-Knight - Dance For You     Blues/Roots 05/12/2018
Caroline Taylor-Knight is a captivating and passionate singer/songwriter delighting audiences with her heartfelt honesty, writing and performing - from stunning ballads through to pop, rock, country and everything in between.
"Dance For You" is a playful, fun track Caroline wrote because when she first met her now husband/producer Duncan Wood, he sang "You Can Leave Your Hat On" to her. This obviously scared Caroline and she questioned his intentions. But they've now been married sometime and have two beautiful girls, so on her last album Caroline wrote this in response.

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Jimmi Carr - Moving Target     Blues/Roots, Alternative Country, Acoustic, Folk 01/12/2018
Jimmi Carr is a singer-songwriter from The Blue Mountains in NSW. His music moves through alt-country, blues and roots and funk/rock. Jimmi is preparing to release his new album
Moving Target is about dealing with mental health issues when people don't necessarily believe or understand your diagnosis. It is being released as part of the new 'Out of the Dark' compilation album, which features musicians from the Greater Blue Mountains and Lithgow area. The album is a fundraiser for mental health awareness and suicide prevention services in the area.

Other tracks by Jimmi Carr:  Free Right Now  -  A Message
Lachlan Grant Splendor - Fathers Second Son     Blues/Roots, Rock, Roots, Folk 30/11/2018
Roots Rock Folk // Story Style Songs. Splendor aspires to inspire people to focus on love, harness strength, and refrain from working on weakness.
A song about self discovery. Lyrics tell a story of a younger brother remembering being passionately inspired by his older brother but becoming confused while growing up. A lonely teen seeking company but getting no sense of connection from his family. In embarking on a journey of self discovery, this young brother broke free and created his own reality.

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Other tracks by Lachlan Grant Splendor:  Dependent Happiness  -  Dark Night Moon Light
Sam Conway - Racism Suxs     Blues/Roots, Soul, Country 30/11/2018
Sam is a singer/songwriter from Ipswich in Qld.
Racism Suxs is a song that is a experience of life through the eyes of someone with coloured skin. Of the challenges that are faced with someone of different race.

The Ninth Chapter - What's Going to Happen Next     Blues/Roots, Funk, Folk, Roots 30/11/2018
While firmly based in the funk genre that inspired the birth of the band 11 years ago, TNC's sound casts a wide net, layering blues, roots, folk and other elements.
A track about hiding insecurities and vulnerabilities behind a vale of confidence.

Marni Sheehan and Mark Smith - Heavy Weather     Blues/Roots, Blues, Acoustic 29/11/2018
Marni and Mark first worked together in the psychedelic blues band ‘Reuben Tice’ in the late seventies and have again joined forces, this time performing and recording as a duo.
Heavy Weather - track 3 from the new album Crazy Dream, a swaggering latin infused groove that moves along beautifully.

Other tracks by Marni Sheehan and Mark Smith:  Oh My Friend
Dilip n the Davs - Freo Mojo     Blues/Roots 29/11/2018
Dilip n the Davs are a Fremantle based, multi-genre dance band with a swag of albums already released over the last decade
A swinging upbeat Blues infused tune celebrating living in Freo, WA.

Other tracks by Dilip n the Davs:  Gypsy Rumble  -  Firecracker
Josh Cashman - Stay     Blues/Roots 29/11/2018
Melbourne singer-songwriter and musician. Navigating a whole new path for himself, Josh Cashman displays humble, harmonic and heartfelt to the core artistry.
On the 23rd November, Melbourne singer-songwriter / musician Josh Cashman will release the 3rd and last single for 2018. Independently and free from any constraints. The new record titled Stay explores a relationship that has run its course and though they love each other, must do what is best for themselves.

A Whale Called Phoenix - Piece of Mind     Blues/Roots, Alternative Country, Acoustic, Easy Listening 29/11/2018
Their music comes from somewhere where the desert meets the sea. Whale Called Phoenix has a strong sense of melody, engaging harmonies and having something to say
Piece of mind is about the tendency to adapt to bad situationsas opposed to getting out of it

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Nathan Beretta - Where I Belong     Blues/Roots, Blues, Country 28/11/2018
Australian Blues with an American Feel. Fresh take on the Blues , But not leaving the traditional style. Nathan Beretta Shows he's influences and style through him Guitar.
Modern blues

Trent Schneider - Sweet Loving     Blues/Roots, Rock 25/11/2018
A songwriter from southeast of Melbourne. Iv been writing and performing music since I was 9 years of age
The temptation for another life with another person and how that may seems good, it isn’t.

Other tracks by Trent Schneider:  Moving Too Fast  -  Find Me a River
Adam Jones - Take Me There     Blues/Roots 19/11/2018
Following a recent move to Melbourne Adam has just released his Anniversary Edition of his 2017 Debut Album -Little Death.
A new fresh take on this song from Adam, all acoustic with some tasteful slide guitar. A good catchy track which is the opener for the album.

Other tracks by Adam Jones:  I Get To Come Home To You  -  Little Death
Michael Buining & The Roadhouse Regulars - Love on Fire     Blues/Roots, Acoustic, Blues, Roots 17/11/2018
The Roadhouse Regulars is an Alternate Acoustic Blues & Roots trio inspired by stripping back iconic 1970's blues and hard rock songs whilst retaining their lyric and rhythmic strength.
Love on Fire is a slow seething blues with a dark, stark and minimalist style to it. Sparse piano, raw acoustic guitar and funereal drums are used tell a the story of love captured at the point of no-return.

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Other tracks by Michael Buining & The Roadhouse Regulars:  Ride the Night
Pete Allan - Summer Holiday     Blues/Roots, Folk, Acoustic 17/11/2018
There's always been a natural relationship between Pete Allan's music and the ocean. Effortlessly cool vocals and swaying rhythms are the musical epitome of the paradise he grew up in.
Pete Allan's Summer Holiday summons the inner troubadour, beckoning us to leave our day to day monotony and escape on an adventure. Enticing like a siren, the band create a perfect musical backdrop that is equal parts silky smooth and smoky. Undulating in gentle waves, the song is a perfect intersection of mellow grooves, ambient guitars and heartfelt vocals.

Big Merino - Sometimes     Blues/Roots 16/11/2018
Big Merino has only been around for 2 years but they sound like a band that's been playing together for much, much longer.
Another great vocal performance from Stuart Davis. This track also features great electric guitar riffs from co-writer Alex Craig. The mid-tempo tune cruises along at a good pace and has plenty of interesting parts to hold your attention.

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Other tracks by Big Merino:  A Day Without You
Halfway Homebuoy - Burning In The Sun     Blues/Roots 16/11/2018
Halfway Homebuoy have gained a reputation as outstanding entertainers via their high energy performances and gutsy music that make you want to stamp your feet.
Taking one of their title tracks from a previous album the band have reworked this mid-tempo tune into an acoustic classic. Jack’s wrenching vocals really bring the lyric home atop some featured violin and piano work.

Other tracks by Halfway Homebuoy:  The Door  -  Minute More
Joel Leffler - Where You Are     Blues/Roots, Acoustic 16/11/2018
What once stood as the fairway on the old New Brighton Golf Club’s front nine, now sits 300 brand new homes nestled amongst the colorful greenery of Brighton Lakes.
This is a song about a songwriter and his struggle through a love/hate relationship with the music industry.

Other tracks by Joel Leffler:  Home To Me (Caledonia)  -  Speed Of Light
Aminah Hughes - Tell Me It's Over     Blues/Roots, Soul 14/11/2018
This candid woman offers a delicate blend of folk, alt-country, blues, jazz and soul. Pour a glass of red and sit by the fire.
Bluesy vocals from a woman who's walked through the fire, a groovin' double bass and drums lifting up a classic soul piano and jazz organ, an electric guitar crying Memphis-blues and Nashville's fabulous gospel singers, The McCrary Sisters, bringing down the house. A song that acknowledges having come through the hard stuff, working its way up to a soaring climax.

Other tracks by Aminah Hughes:  Blue Wooden Boat  -  The Welcome Song
D Henry Fenton - Smokestack Lightning     Blues/Roots, Rock 13/11/2018
D Henry Fenton’s detours into different styles have created staying power that outlives the latest cultural fads and fashions. Fenton has crossover appeal that engages the heart & the intellect.
Fenton developed a keen interest in blues after the blues section at his local library caught his eyes and ears.

"Howlin' Wolf had a tough electric sound & a voice so unique that I started playing a few at my gigs", says Fenton.

"A friend suggested I record some as an experiment & Smokestack Lightning is one of my favourites".