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Hollow Coves - When We Were Young     Folk, Chill 16/08/2019
A dynamic indie folk group brimming with the band’s passion for travel and observing different shades of the world, Hollow Coves is the project of Ryan Henderson and Matt Carins.
When we first started writing When We Were Young the melodies lead us to reflect on times from our youth. Missing the simplicity of life back then. As you get older there are so many new and exciting adventures that weren’t available in previous seasons of life. Even just having that change of perspective can make such a difference.

Jesse Taylor - How to feel again     Folk, Acoustic, Blues, Roots 16/08/2019
Jesse Taylor is an indie folk artist from the Sunshine Coast.
How to feel again has a chill vibe. Wind the windows down and go for a drive with the sunset.

Sam Shinazzi - I Wrote A Book For You     Folk, Alternative Country, Roots, Acoustic 16/08/2019
Sydney's Sam Shinazzi has developed into the kind of songwriter and performer that not only has a strong emotional bond with his listeners, but also has the respect of his peers.
Sam Shinazzi once again comes up trumps with his heartfelt new song 'I Wrote a Book For You'. The three minute melodic gem is the first single to be released from Shinazzi's forthcoming sixth album. Written for, and featured in the Australian movie 'Book Week', the song was produced/recorded by Sam & Michael Carpenter at Sydney's Love HZ Studios.

Asha Jefferies - Bad Kisser     Folk, Acoustic 15/08/2019
Singer/songwriter Asha Jefferies, has been writing candid songs since the age of 13, detailing the feelings and moments of her life in a warm attempt to hold those memories forever.
It's a coming of age song for me. I wrote it about an extremely euphoric and tragic moment involving a festival, lust, longing, intoxication & one ultra big insult. It takes a bit of growing up to realise not every interaction you have with a stranger you like & meet will be romantic.

Chris George Bancroft - Take Care     Folk, Alternative Country, Roots 15/08/2019
Chris George Bancroft has always found comfort with a guitar, since his late teens and through all of his 20’s Chris has spent his time creatively contributing in various bands.
Take Care is a song about friendship and love. On the surface it’s about the type of friend that you care about so much you just want them to be happy and have everything they need. On a deeper level it’s about learning that it is possible to feel love for a person of the opposite sex that isn’t your partner.

Gaudion - Animal     Folk, Roots, Chill, Rock 15/08/2019
Gaudion is a Singer-Songwriter from a country town named Hillston in central NSW. Only being in the game for 6 months he's pushing hard to be heard. 'Animal' OUT NOW!
Animal is a track which embeds a story of the living. I hope that people can connect with it and build their own interpretation. Through it people can discover their own meaning

Lincoln Lim - Losing     Folk 15/08/2019
Melbourne-based Singapore-born indie-folk artist Lincoln Lim has returned with his glowing new single ‘Losing’ - the third part of his five-part series of releases.
'Losing’ is an exploration, a re-emphasis of the quiet moments that exist between the bigger ones. Songs tend to feel like an endless cycle of incredibly definitive moments, like an infinite loop of breaking up and getting together, all while ignoring the realities of the one, two, five or even fifty years of trying to feel normal again between them

The Barleyshakes - Happy Most Days     Folk, World 15/08/2019
That the Barleyshakes manage to be at the forefront of traditional Irish music in Australia while breathing it new life is remarkable. Intense energy, beautiful harmony, and irresistible dance rhythms.
This new Single “Happy Most Days” was written both in Dublin and Queensland when Alan’s father was very sick and at death’s door. His father always looked on the bright side of life so Alan tried to emulate this positive attitude while acknowledging the terrible turmoil going on at the same time. In the song.

Jamie Hutchings - Monsoon     Folk, Pop, Blues, Rock 14/08/2019
Jamie Hutchings is known for his solo work as well as acts such as Bluebottle Kiss, Infinity Broke, The Tall Grass and more.
Monsoon when performed by Infinity Broke is a hypnotic, noisy ten minute beast. The version here is the first time I ever did it solo, it becomes a loose, swamp soaked narrative that surprises even me.

Other tracks by Jamie Hutchings:  Ounce Of Your Cruelty  -  Above The Rain
June Jones - Look at You Go     Folk, Pop, Experimental, Gay Alligned 14/08/2019
June Jones is a musician and a very romantic squid. Her songs are tragic, melodramatic, and occasionally humorous.
Look at You Go is the song that June Jones would have written for Avril Lavigne, or an early 90s Liz Phair, if she had been asked to write a song for either of them.

Broads - Velvet Paradise     Folk, Pop 13/08/2019
Melbourne queens of indie-noir, Broads, will release their highly anticipated album ‘Stay Connected’ on Friday August 23.
The focus single from the record ‘Velvet Paradise’ is an understated 60s pop sounding track that retells a late night conversation on a bus. Its background melodies will have you feeling dreamy and it’s a track you’ll just want to keep on spinning.

Dominic Breen - Ashfield     Folk, Rock, Blues 13/08/2019
“Breen possesses the understated ability to translate life in a poignantly endearing way. Captivating." – Dani Hansen, Happy Mag
Told from the perspective of someone trying to salvage a relationship that they know is beyond repair, the song’s title serves as a double entendre for both the Sydney suburb and "a field of ash”. When asked for his own take on the track, Breen simply called it “a song I chose to record."

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The Hunter Express - Weekdays & Weekends     Folk, Rock 13/08/2019
The Hunter Express is a band led by front man, Brad Ellis. Matt Dixon on guitar, bassist Jarrad Brown, percussionist Tyler Campbell, pianist Olaf Scott and the vocals Pia Nesvara.
Frontman Brad Ellis was inspired to write the track after a close friend confided in him about the ins and outs of another overwhelmingly average day at work. This song is a response to trying to negotiate making the most out of what gives you pleasure, whilst also dealing with the mundane, routine driven aspects of life.

Thomas E. Flatman - Afterlife     Folk, Acoustic, Alternative Country 13/08/2019
Thomas E. Flatman is a folk singer/songwriter with unique lyrics and orchestral nuances. A multi-instrumentalist, Thomas produces from his home studio and performs live with strings, keys and woodwind arrangements.
Dynamic vocals ebb and flow over a blend of lush strings and languid guitar chords. "Tell my wife I will be hunting in the afterlife. There will be places where a soul can hide, and I know the quiet places they like to go."

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Devorah - Wrong Time     Folk, Alternative Country 12/08/2019
Devorah is the new project from ex-Lester The Fierce front-woman Anita Lester. Her songs are driven by strong storytelling arcs based around slavery and devotion.
In August Devorah will be releasing her first single ‘Wrong Time’. It’s withdrawn production and story of unrequited love is an engaging first offering.

Recorded by Lawrence Greenwood (Whitley) in a shack on the South Coast of Australia, completed by Benjamin Riley and Xavier Dunn, It’s simple complexity was often hard to find.

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Peter Miller - The Quiet Man's Reprise     Folk, Acoustic, Instrumental, Easy Listening 10/08/2019
Award winning guitarist Peter Miller releases his 5th full length Album of instrumental music
The Quiet Man's Reprise is from the 2019 album ' Simplicity ' . It features Guitar with string and piano accompaniment.

Other tracks by Peter Miller:  Simplicity  -  Hymn No.134
Alex The Astronaut - I Like To Dance     Folk, Pop 09/08/2019
One of Australia’s most exciting and honest songwriters Alex The Astronaut.
The new song from Sydney artist Alex The Astronaut, tells the story of an unnamed, hypothetical woman who experiences violence at the hands of her partner. This song isn't Alex's story: she wrote the song after a social encounter with a magistrate, who told Alex that he saw a devastating amount of cases of domestic violence each week.

Hayden Calnin - Warm With You     Folk 09/08/2019
From early beginnings, singer/songwriter and producer, Hayden Calnin has carved out a path refusing to adhere to convention and genre.
Hayden Calnin is back again stronger than ever with one purpose and one purpose only. To create music so warm and beautiful that you can’t help but imagine what it'd be like to quit your job, say f*ck you to the world and run into his arms, leaving all problems behind. Warm With You is an invitation to do that.

Siberian Tiger - Plane Spotting     Folk, Chill, Easy Listening, Atmospheric 09/08/2019
Part Time Records and Remote Control are thrilled to release 'Plane Spotting' - the debut single from Siberian Tiger.
Chris Panousakis explains - "This song was born when Bree and I were sitting in our backyard as we normally did, watching the planes pass over and listening to the birds come and go. One afternoon I had my guitar while Bree had made us her famous chicken sandwich and we wrote the song together on the spot."

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The Orbweavers - Reeds / Rush     Folk 09/08/2019
Much loved otherly Melbourne folk band The Orbweavers (Marita Dyson and Stuart Flanagan) write songs about waterways, gardening, retired greyhounds, industrial history, place and memory.
“Reeds / Rush” and its accompanying song map drawing were created during The Orbweavers' time as Artists in Residence at THE LIVING PAVILION, University of Melbourne. Reeds/ Rush refers to the research which accompanied the 40,000 Kulin Nation plants installed at The Living Pavilion, and to the hidden waterway, known today as Bouverie Street Creek, that traverses the University site.

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