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Kim Churchill - After The Sun     Folk, Pop, Roots, Electronic 08/02/2019
Kim Churchill has just revealed his new single ‘After The Sun’ – recorded and co-produced by house and hip-hop producer Vincent Kottkamp, with additional production by Chris Collins.
After The Sun, the warm, loping first single from a new project where each song taps into the people and environments of some of his favourite parts of the world, is Kim showing the value of a new way of thinking, of writing … of living.

Little Millar Band - My Love     Folk 06/02/2019
Combining Folk, Gospel and Blues influences, Singer Songwriters Cailah Ashlee and Rory Millar write stories from the heart, for the soul.
A love story that conquered poverty, devastating circumstances and a world war.

Run Rabbit Run - Faker     Folk, Rock, Roots, Acoustic 06/02/2019
“Marrying expressive, overwhelming sounds with poignant and intelligent lyricism becomes apparent as a constant theme throughout Bloodline.” Happy Magazine
“A while back I was finding myself in these social scenarios where I wasn’t being truly honest with myself and others about what I wanted or how I was feeling. The song’s not really focused in on my own experience, but certainly inspired by what I was going through at the time.” Run Rabbit Run

Parkville - Rooks     Folk, World, Acoustic, Roots 31/01/2019
Parkville are a chart-topping acoustic folk-pop act from Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges, known for their rich three-part vocal harmony and smooth blend of violin, piano and acoustic guitar.
Rooks is a uniquely devious protest song, keeping its heart on its sleeve but a knife behind its back. Rooks is a track which pushes boundaries: acoustic guitar, piano and violin, shifting and morphing to evoke a Hans Zimmer film score, an 80s rock jam and a bustling Cuban footpath all at once.

Bud Petal - Chips and Cigarettes     Folk, Experimental 30/01/2019
Bud Petal’s music has been described as “cerebral art-folk”, “a true outsider, a freak-folk wunderkind”.
Chips and cigarettes tells the story of TJ Hickey, whose death following a police pursuit sparked the 2004 Redfern riots. NSW police claimed the death was a freak accident, but witnesses say TJ’s bike was clipped by a police car, which then propelled him onto the fence where he was impaled.

Other tracks by Bud Petal:  Sing Me of the Courthouse  -  Waiting for Louise
Daggy Man - Zen And The Cookie (Rescue Dog)     Folk, Rock, Acoustic, Chill 30/01/2019
Daggy man is the solo moniker of Singer/Songwriter Thomas Calder.
"Zen And The Cookie (Rescue Dog)" is the final single from Daggy Man’s Upcoming album. With its melodic warmth and striking sense of space, the song captivates the listener immediately; it’s arresting fragility and raw intimacy issue an invitation to lean in, to listen more closely. The song is the final taste of Daggy Man’s Upcoming album.

Vanderlay - An Ending     Folk, Acoustic, Chill 30/01/2019
Set against cantering drums and luscious string arrangements, Melbourne’s Vanderlay craft plaintive and eloquent folk songs, both nuanced and sprawling, with striking clarity and detail rich lyricism.
An intricate blending of delicate vocals and luscious strings, ‘An Ending’ examines the transformative nature of grief, highlighting Vanderlay’s knack for emotive and cathartic songwriting.

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Marcus Greene - Another Good Fall of Rain     Folk, Acoustic, Country 27/01/2019
Mature balladeer from Maitland NSW with a passion for singing and storytelling through words and songs of our beautiful country
After taking a trip through the Central West of NSW, and seeing the destruction the drought is having on the land, Marcus returned home and wrote this song having images of bare paddocks and dry creeks and dams as the cockie prays for another good fall of rain

Burralow - Mountainside     Folk, Alternative Country 25/01/2019
Burralow is an indie-folk outfit fronted by two hopeless-romantic songwriters. The band’s timbre teeters between acoustic and electric as they swap and blend traditional folk with pop instruments.
A song of isolation, where you’re stuck on the side of this mountain where it feels too hard to climb out and far too easy to slide back down.

Other tracks by Burralow:  Biscuit Tin  -  What I Need
Terence Boyd Thallon - Black Mountain     Folk, Experimental 25/01/2019
Terence Boyd Thallon, is an man who has travelled and absorbed varying cultures, his songs are a sense of story and dream awakening the valkyries of hope.
Story of two lovers on the run with the Devil on their tail. A song of shining the light into the darkness.

Other tracks by Terence Boyd Thallon:  Arabella  -  All For The Dream Of You
Winterbourne - Take The Golden     Folk, Pop, Rock 25/01/2019
Winterbourne have launched into the new year with today’s announcement of their first Australian live dates of 2019 and the release of their new single ‘Take The Golden’.
Winterbourne wrote ‘Take The Golden’ in Berlin with producer and songwriter Tobias Kuhn.

This is a song that pretty well sums up the band’s state of mind at the time - their first time in Berlin, rain on the windows, a road trip from England to Germany and a visit to Dunkirk beach fresh in their minds.

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Gribbo - Slanguage     Folk, Australian Indigenous, Comedy, Live Performance 23/01/2019
That good old Aussie bloke who's always there for a mate.
The quintessential musical guide to speaking Aussie slang

Marc Deaz - I Can Be     Folk, Acoustic 23/01/2019
With 7 releases in 3 years, Marc Deaz is one of Melbourne's most prolific songwriters. Beginning with an acoustic guitar and his voice, his music now includes intricate instrumentation
The final track on Marc Deaz's 2019 release "Away From You," this song bears a distinct optimism. "I Can Be" is truthfully optimistic, and while still painfully aware of damage done.

Other tracks by Marc Deaz:  Come Together
Daniel Trakell - Wisdom/Boredom     Folk, Chill, Pop 18/01/2019
“It’s like Elliott Smith on a magical mystery tour.” Triple J, Dom Alessio (‘Wasted Light’)
With delicately constructed guitar, lilting vocals and a matured lyricism, Melbourne songwriter Daniel Trakell returns with his first release for 2019 in ‘Wisdom/Boredom’. A song that wraps the listener up instantly with its warmth and rich musicality, ‘Wisdom/Boredom’ explores Trakell’s developed songwriting skill since his last single ‘So Long’ further put him on the map as an artist to watch.

Little Shoes - White Sound     Folk, Alternative Country, Roots 18/01/2019
Little Shoes is a folk-rock group painting stories of whimsy, chaotic love, and the inertia of life.
A 2 1/2 minute pop gem, White Sound is the perfect introduction to the sound of Little Shoes. Taken from the album of the same name.

Other tracks by Little Shoes:  Suddenly  -  There Goes Me
Brendan the Bard - She'll Be Right     Folk, Rock, Alternative Country, Roots 15/01/2019
Brendan the Bard is a Brisbane based singer-songwriter. His guitar sounds are rustic, his voice is down-home and his stories are authentic.
This song isn't my attempt to parody Australian culture or haphazardly shoehorn in some slang, it was a quiet word to myself and speaks to what I was feeling at the time. I've had the pleasure of playing for some awesome crowds who - to my delight, enthusiastically joined in with the call & response aspect of it.

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.

Ernest Aines - River Mouth     Folk, Acoustic 15/01/2019
New-wave-old-folk-singer-songwriter. Songs range from lore-type storytelling and personal discovery to wistful ramblings and everything in between…
River Mouth is the debut release from Ernest Aines. It's an original fairy tale about the lengths taken to find ones way back to connection and the worthwhile nature of a love struggled for… It follows a naval officer and a water dwellers travels over rivers and oceans, in their search to reunite.

Alice Orchard - This Romance     Folk, Atmospheric, Experimental, Soundscapes 13/01/2019
Previously the frontwoman for alt-folk outfit Country Town Collective, Alice Orchard launched her debut solo album Blue Dress in November 2018.
A poetic dirge about desire, the guitar part inspired by Leonard Cohen's 'Avalanche' but given cinematic scope by the vision of sound engineer Jamie Blechynden

Other tracks by Alice Orchard:  Heart's Desire  -  Uphill
SELKI - Jennifer     Folk, Acoustic, Easy Listening, Pop 10/01/2019
Selki incorporates catchy pop melody’s with a deep emotional story and powerful sensitivity. Her expressive voice is often accompanied by muso friends, or her homemade electronic beats
Jennifer, this tracks plays reference to the pain and disassociation that comes with mental illness, with figurative imagery describing the feeling of seeing the world but being unable to take part as she/Jennifer is locked in her mind

Other tracks by SELKI:  POP STAR