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Smiley - War Games (feat Sophie Jane)     Hip Hop 13/06/2019
Colliding skill and tenacity with a staggering array of tricks, Smiley typifies the wave of new artists that are currently ushering in an exciting new era of the genre.
Flaunting another exciting collaboration, War Games is a deliberate change of course – backing off the throttle and injecting danceable pop hooks, courtesy of Perth luminary Sophie Jane. Smiley says of the track "War Games is a personal but relatable tale of a turbulent young relationship struggling with insecurities, commitment and trust."

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Sun Salute - Hold On     Blues/Roots, Reggae, Soul, Roots 13/06/2019
An international collective that draw inspiration from nature, travel and community, Sun Salute's philosophy is both simple and infinitely complex: to use the power of music for healing and change.
"In a world of super consumerism, Hold On shares a story of faith in the bond between mother and child. We, the children of our mother earth must act now and do all we can take less and start increasing our giving back to nature."

IV Dante - #800080     Rock, Pop 28/05/2019
Swirling in a loop where talent and ambition fuel one other, Melbourne's IV Dante culminate in a banquet of everything from grandiose '80s pop to polished modern indie.
Named after the hexadecimal code for a particularly vivid purple, #800080 further plays to IV Dante's love for the pseudonymic. Its lyrics are layered with ambiguity and hidden meaning, taking universal staples of love, heartbreak and redemption, and gifting them with depth and texture beyond their simple truths.

Tempest Rising - Ghosts     Metal/Punk 21/05/2019
Shifting from soaring melody to sheer brutality in a heartbeat, Tempest Rising display a jaw-dropping fluency in heavy music.
Engineered and mixed by Chaos Divine's Simon Mitchell, 'Ghosts' is an absolute pinnacle of songwriting, performance and production - complexly rich in crushing power and virtuosity, yet somehow immovably simple and uplifting.

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Yo Yo Sun - Wish I Was Brave     Folk, Blues, Acoustic, Easy Listening 16/05/2019
Yo Yo Sun is the Fremantle-based acoustic duo of Jamie Tan and Andrew Miller, specialising in uplifting songs that dance the tightrope between happiness and heartache.
Jangly and ambling, Wish I Was Brave highlights Yo Yo Sun's impressive capacity to make music that puts a smile on your face. As its delightful groove immediately find its way to your hips, repeat listening reveals an underlying depth that delves into themes of love, vulnerability and yearning for courage.

Duncan Saige - Music Sounds Better with You     Folk, Acoustic, Roots, Pop 10/05/2019
Thriving in a solo setting when not fronting his four-piece band, WA's Duncan Saige concocts an infectious blend of alt-indie-folk in the vein of Crowded House and Ball Park Music.
Featuring a Tommy Emmanuel-like guitar solo and a ukulele to emulate the big octave guitar chugs in the original song, Duncan says of Music Sounds Better with You, “I’ve always loved this song. One day I sat down and tried to learn it and discovered that despite being a dance track, a solo singer-songwriter could possibly arrange and play it."

Valley Onda - Relentless     Electronic, Downbeat, Pop 10/05/2019
Flawlessly blending electronic and acoustic percussion, synth and strings with deep and baring lyric matter, Valley Onda have crafted their first generation of songs with thoughtful precision.
Exploring themes of mortality and severed relationships, Relentless builds through tense musical and vocal passages before erupting into a joyous awakening. The band's studio prowess and their organic musicality form something bold and unique that finds its power in subtlety and tastefulness; a place where the heavier lyrical concepts wash up against a shore of delicate keys and ethereal vocals.

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Citizen of the World - Deep Blue Eyes     Rock, Folk, Pop 16/04/2019
Citizen Of The World have developed a sound that finds itself untethered and free. Sincere and heartfelt, the band have evolved from a more folk-based sound to fully-fledged modern indie.
"All our songs are inspired by things that happen to us. Deep Blue eyes is about what we all hope to achieve: the thrill of discovering the person we know will be the one. It’s a good thing we wrote this song rather quickly, turns out the person the song was written about wasn’t the one after all…!"

Smiley - Stick Up Kids     Hip Hop 16/04/2019
Perth emcee Smiley has always let his music do the talking; From his philosophies to his politics, Smiley raps in crystal clear, brutally honest terms.
Produced by multi platinum, multi Juno Award winner Rob The Viking, Stick Up Kids is quintessential Smiley – viciously and relentless – giving him all the room he needs to spit with precision and impunity. Dark and shady as only Smiley can do it, Stick Up Kids is raw, real and sinister.

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Rick Webster - We'll Never Be Them     Rock, Pop 11/04/2019
On his new EP 'Long Story Short', Perth's Rick delivers some of his finest songs to date, intertwining his rich guitar playing with the alluring voice of Sophie Foster.
“We’ll Never Be Them was written whilst travelling around Australia with my now wife, when we found ourselves in a very expensive upmarket bar. The bartender actually asked me “Do you want a cheap drink or a good drink?” I thought it was hilarious and immediately wrote it down to turn into a song!”

Black Stone from the Sun - Pseudocide     Rock, Grunge, Punk 09/04/2019
Perth grunge-punk duo Black Stone from the Sun deliver impassioned chunky rock with a massive dose of melody. For fans of DZ Deathrays, Polish Club and huge riffs and sing-alongs.
"Pseudocide came about from tales of people faking their own deaths. Fans of these celebrities like to make up stories about how their favourite musician survived their illness or accident, when in reality they’re either creating a scapegoat to avoid sadness or tailoring a story that will give the world some hope of a Second Coming of these legends."

Sun Salute - No More     Reggae/Dub, Roots, Hip Hop 01/04/2019
Sun Salute are a collective that draw inspiration from nature, travel and community. Their philosophy is both simple and infinitely complex: to use the power of music for change.
Featuring local Indigenous custodian Ken Dodd, 'No More' lends its voice to the original owners of this land and to all people around the world whose cultural values, sacred protocols and ancient voices have been silenced by corruption and misinformation.

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Ratking - Cruel Intent     Metal/Punk, Hardcore, Punk, Rock 20/03/2019
Born in the blistering heat and surf of Perth, Ratking have emerged as one of the most exciting and dedicated hardcore bands around.
"Cruel Intent is about the state of mind that can seize society to do brutal things, bring on moral panic and eventually lead to societal collapse. A curse that follows you wherever you go, placated by our vices, the very vices we use to turn a blind eye towards the curse."

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Foxton Kings - Gold     Rock 20/03/2019
Perth's Foxton Kings play a brand of no-bullshit smouldering rock n' roll. Full of rhythmic swagger and oozing confidence, the band delivers a banquet of meaty riffs and catchy melodies.
“Gold was written while I was involved in a toxic relationship. Dumbing down the ego should be an enlightening and humbling experience, but I was hoping for some reciprocation. Once I reached my threshold, my ego gave out...Ultimately, it captures the resentment I felt towards a relationship that went sour, and the liberating feeling of breaking free of it.”

Oh White Mare - Goodnight and Goodbye     Rock 20/03/2019
Perth three piece Oh White Mare produce epically catchy, riff-filled indie rock packed with impeccable hooks and soaring melodies.
Harking back to the days when alternative radio was the oracle of quintessential music, Goodnight and Goodbye has every component it needs to set airwaves ablaze. Packed with impeccable hooks, singer Ross Wood's soaring melodies are perfectly espoused to his lyrics of romantic foreboding, carried by the kind of thick, fuzzed-out guitars that are indie rock's indelible signature.

Julie Kember - Lived a Million Lives     Country, Folk, Roots 20/03/2019
Built around the gorgeous timbre of her voice, Julie Kember's songs are majestically poetic, cinematic and relatable – providing her with a passport to tour the world.
As the title Lived a Million Lives implies, Julie Kember has woven her experiences throughout her music, documenting her trials and triumphs over the years through honeyed melodies and honest yet inviting lyrics. Wonderfully autobiographical, Lived a Million Lives is a musical retrospective diary. Driving the song is the same power that fuels all of Kember's work: love.

The Phazes - Control My Radar     Rock, Pop 12/02/2019
The Phazes bring a summery twist to what would be a more traditionally New York rock sound; delivering a quintessential banquet of searing riffs, stomping beats and huge, sing-along hooks.
New single Control My Radar is a perfect slice of upbeat indie rock that allows the full personality of the band to burst through. With its irresistible guitars and boisterous chorus, it is a pitch-perfect modern classic, tailor-made for today's demanding radio listener.

Licy Be - Grown     Pop, Electronic, Rap 05/02/2019
Devoted rapper, poet, motivational speaker, suicide prevention and mental health awareness advocate - Gold Coast based via Perth via NZ, Licy Be is a an artist on a mission.
Highlighting the issue of comparison issues across social media, Licy says "I think a lot of us are trying to 'make it' or get somewhere with our dreams and along the way lose ourselves with the dangerous influences of social media. It's easy to go down a path of forgetting who you are in an attempt to be 'grown'."

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Duncan Saige - Thoughts of You Without Me     Folk, Rock, Roots 15/01/2019
A regular on the WA touring circuit, indie-folkster Duncan Saige has been busy releasing, garnering widespread airplay (inc triple j) and festival appearances (inc. Falls and Freo Folk and Nannup).
Kicking off 2019 with some excellent laid-back summery feels, Margaret River's Duncan Saige is pleased to announce his new single Thoughts of You Without Me. A universal love song about the transition of going through a break-up, the track is a first taste of Duncan's new EP due out this year.

Laurie Luke - Seventeen     Rock, Grunge 15/01/2019
Growing up on a healthy diet of Hendrix, Beatles and 90's alternative, songwriter and producer Laurie Luke has rolled his influences into a dynamic brand of Aussie rock.
“Seventeen is a nostalgic story about looking back to some of my more fond memories of youth. I used to hang out and surf with an older crew in the northern Perth suburb of Mindarie, which at that time was just bushland around a marina where emus ran around dirt roads. It was a fun-rough-and-tumble-teenage-life sans police or security guards.”

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