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Dom Italiano - Higher Ground     Folk, Acoustic, Alternative Country, Pop 28/06/2019
Born in Wales, came to Australia at 9. Wanted a skateboard but got a guitar for 12th birthday... The rest is history!
About trying to find your way through...

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Jairay - Crash Land     Folk, Punk 28/06/2019
Raw, honest, visceral, romantic and real, Jairay is more than you expect from one man and his guitar.
Written after a stranger literally died in his arms, 'Crash Land' is about just deciding to let go of the life Jairay was living, grow his hair, quit his job and just drive away and be someone new and someone he liked a lot more.

Juan Alban - Say It Was Nothing     Folk, Acoustic 28/06/2019
Say It Was Nothing is the new single from from Epicure singer/songwriter, Juan Alban
Say It Was Nothing is the second single from Juan Alban’s forthcoming sophomore album. It features stunning guest vocals from his friend and frequent collaborator Yuko Nishiyama.

It’s a song about carelessly spoken words. Unguarded comments that allude to deeper uncertainties. The melody came to Juan in his sleep and would not leave until the song was written.

Kaurna Cronin - Gotta Get Outta This Place     Folk, Rock, Pop 28/06/2019
Multi award winning singer-songwriter and folk rocker Kaurna Cronin intertwines meaningful songs with a rich musical tapestry sewn together with grand imagery and tales of yesteryear.
Gotta Get Outta This Place is a song about internal battles and the conflict between desiring a sense of belonging and the idea of 'home' and how that reacts to our sense of adventure, curiosity, the desire for freedom and the need we have as humans to reach beyond our comfort zones to gain personal growth.

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Serina Pech - Sing Your Own Song     Folk, Chill 28/06/2019
Growing up in the isolation of regional Northern Territory, Serina Pech has honed a unique sound the befits her unique and quirky personality.
Northern Territory singer-songwriter Serina Pech is carving out a unique path for herself in the Australian music landscape, her first single of this year Take A Look Around showcased her incredible attention to the world around her and now she directs that attention inward with her new single Sing Your Own Song; a soft, loving reflection on self-image.

The Queensland Tiger - The Jolly Puddlers (Charles Thatcher)     Folk, Acoustic, Country, Alternative Country 28/06/2019
The Queensland Tiger covers traditional Australian ballads mainly from the nineteenth century: e.g. Henry Lawson, Banjo Paterson, Breaker Morant, Charles Thatcher, etc…. true to the original works.
One of the classic topical songs written by Charles Thatcher (1831 – 1878) during the 1850s goldrush in Victoria, which was centered around Ballarat and Bendigo. The songs were performed in “entertainment tents” on the goldfields where the diggers would spend their evenings. Cello by Lillian Penner.

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A Rioting Mind - Wasted     Folk, Rock, Ambience, Alternative Country 27/06/2019
A Rioting Mind is the brainchild of songwriter Camilla Sullivan and guitarist Libby Ferris. Their 90’s inspired sound mixes between ambient folk and alternative rock.
One of the first songs written by the band, Wasted explores the duality of being drunkenly in love and vulnerable with someone and yet so lost on them at the same time. Sonically it is like The XX meets Fleetwood Mac.

Other tracks by A Rioting Mind:  Berlin  -  Hurricane
Michael Dunstan - The Unknown     Folk, Easy Listening 27/06/2019
23 year old folk artist born in Wheat-belt Western Australia. Yearning for peace and wide open space, Michael's pensive writing is calm and aware of things bigger than us.
The Unknown regards the comfort one can find in the present moment. A reminder to ponder, but not to dwell on things that have no answer. 'Don't stare into the abyss for too long, it'll stare back at you'.

An intricate nylon track with soothing melodies and an ambience to take a mind away from it's worries.

Other tracks by Michael Dunstan:  Two Weeks  -  New Normal
darby - Pink Butter Cream     Folk, Alternative Country, Soul, Pop 26/06/2019
darby is a hyper-creative- prolific songwriter and producer, animator and visual artist. 'Pink Butter Cream' is the latest release off an authentic debut album showcasing soulful nostalgia and intricate composition.
Written on a napkin in a Parisian cafe two years ago. Inspired by a piece of pink cake, a trip to Versailles and an extravagant French romance that hung in the air.

Trio recorded live with Ryan K Brennan, Golden Retriever Studios, Marrickville Sydney 2019

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Sarah Bird - Still In Love     Folk, Acoustic, Pop, Easy Listening 26/06/2019
Sarah Bird is an award-winning Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist, renowned at home and abroad for the magical honesty of her voice and powerful connection she creates through her captivating songs.
Some people can feel like the "soundtrack of your life". Sharing something like music with a partner can be a rare and special connection. But when that love falls apart and you're trying to move on, it's hard to imagine being able to ever share a connection like that with someone again. This song is about being "Still in Love"

The Queensland Tiger - The Sliprails and the Spur (Henry Lawson)     Folk, Acoustic, Country, Alternative Country 26/06/2019
The Queensland Tiger covers traditional Australian ballads mainly from the nineteenth century: e.g. Henry Lawson, Banjo Paterson, Breaker Morant, Charles Thatcher, etc… true to the original works.
Complete poem written in 1899 by Henry Lawson. Viola by Mikhail Bugaev.

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Organic Joe - Nine Miles Out To Sea     Folk, Pop, Roots, Rock 25/06/2019
Performing together throughout Gippsland since 2015, singer-songwriters Philip Cappadona and Sharyn Dickeson of Organic Joe, embrace their natural chemistry to deliver original songs that are quirky, whimsical and satirical.
Nine Miles Out To Sea describes a sense of place, connection, disconnection, death and rebirth.

Other tracks by Organic Joe:  She's Good  -  My Desperate Friend
Kevin James - Feel the Spirit     Folk, Acoustic, World, Christian 25/06/2019
Kevin James is a devotional singer, Shakuhachi flute player and chant leader. He travels the world, sharing mantras and chants from various traditions with his Heartsongs.
This song described the birth of my journey of self discovery. I think anyone who has had some kind of liberating experience of self transformation would relate to this simple song.

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Other tracks by Kevin James:  Blessing  -  Oh Creator
Little Wise - Devil off my Back     Folk, Alternative Country, Rock 25/06/2019
Little Wise, AKA songwriter Sophie Klein, is a truth-teller whose words and music leave you feeling more alive and heart-achingly human than ever before.
We all have our devils - the demons that hold us back from being the best versions of ourselves. The importance of fighting these devils is what Little Wise is tackling with her latest single Devil off my Back. The chorus serves as a mantra of hope for this universal feeling, and an encouragement to keep trying and opposing negativity.

Natasha Johanna - Air     Folk, Pop 25/06/2019
Multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Natasha Johanna is an emerging artist with a nostalgia soaked familiarity. Her debut EP 'Golden Light' is part folk, part pop looking through a kaleidoscope.
'Air' heralds the second radiant single from Natasha Johanna’s debut EP 'Golden Light'. Natasha produced the EP together with producer/engineer Kate Dillon (Full Flower Moon Band/Gabriella Cohen).

Think: a concoction o Weyes Blood’s Front Row Seat to The Earth, Tame Impala’s Lonerism and Vashti Bunyan’s Some Things Just Stick In My Mind.

The Awesome - These Broken Waters Of The Truth     Folk, Acoustic, World 25/06/2019
Two of Australia’s creative forces , John Passant poet and singer songwriter Mileyna Cifali of Mallacoota based nationally acclaimed duo The Awesome collaborate on an album of hauntingly beautiful songs.
Canberra published poet John Passant has collaborated with singer songwriter Mileyna Cifali who has set the poem by Passant to music

Other tracks by The Awesome:  In the Beginning Was The End  -  And So You Sleep
The Queensland Tiger - Streets of Forbes (John McGuire)     Folk, Acoustic, Country, Alternative Country 25/06/2019
The Queensland Tiger covers traditional Australian ballads mainly from the nineteenth century: e.g. Henry Lawson, Banjo Paterson, Breaker Morant, Charles Thatcher, etc…. true to the original works.
Ben Hall and Frank Gardiner had robbed the gold escort at Eugowra Rocks near Forbes in 1862, the largest gold robbery of its day. Ben Hall was shot by the police on 5th May, 1865. A witness to the subsequent actions of the police through the streets of Forbes was John McGuire, Hall’s brother in law. Cello by Natasha Jaffe

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Orin - Divide     Folk, Pop, Rock 23/06/2019
Orin are a rambunctious sextet whose sound has evolved from the acoustic-rock foundations of their 2013 debut 'I'm Mortal' into a progressive, genre-hopping fusion found on their upcoming release 'Stone'
Be who you feel, do what you love.
The most accessible taste of Orin's 2019 EP 'Stone.' Divide is an upbeat, folk-rock ode to trying to follow your passion.

Other tracks by Orin:  Phantom
Dan Baker - Forget Your Mother     Folk, Pop, Acoustic, Roots 22/06/2019
Emerging craftsmen, Dan Baker is releasing the first recordings of his thoughtful contemporary folk works after honing them across many festival and venue stages across Queensland.
Forget Your Mother is a deliberately simple and catchy expression of freedom and emancipation from the ties that bind us. It attempts to capture the nostalgia of coming of age.

Pat Kenny - Don't Leave My Heart In The Rain     Folk, Alternative Country 21/06/2019
After previously serving in the Australian military for five years, Pat Kenny has now turned his attention to songwriting.
‘Don’t Leave My Heart In The Rain’ is a bittersweet reflection on a relationship. The track is rich with imagery and showcases Pat Kenny’s lyricism. The Folk/Alt Country tune features beautifully sparse instrumentation, a melancholic fiddle refrain, and delightful vocal harmony accompaniment from singer/songwriter, Dan Parsons.