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Lily Duval - Down To The Lake     Folk 01/06/2018
Based in Sydney, Lily Duval has been performing in blues and folk clubs for many years and has recently recorded two new tracks for 2018.
A slight departure in production for this new single from Lily Duval. Still using acoustic backing but she has changed her vocal delivery and mic technique to deliver a much more intimate breathy and engaging vocal style which really succeeds in drawing the listener into the songs’ story.

Other tracks by Lily Duval:  Some Loves
Simon Imrei - Shadowing     Folk, Acoustic, Roots, Country 01/06/2018
The Sum of Scenes is the new two-part/two-disc album from blues/soul inspired folk artist Simon Imrei, pairing upbeat, rhythmic pop melodies with introspective acoustic storytelling and folk/americana.
Shadowing's intro is an ode to some of the great early 70s guitar playing tunes from guys like John Martyn. It's a sparse, swelling melody around fingerpicked guitar and wurli keys.

Other tracks by Simon Imrei:  Lonely Don't Know Me  -  Choices
Splendor - Pristine     Folk, Roots, Reggae, Ska 01/06/2018
Splendor Music offers an expression of understanding through story style songs. Splendor aspires to inspire people to focus on love, harness their strength and refrain from working on weakness.
An authentic roots rock groove with reminiscence of reggae and ska. Pristine is a song about a someone brave enough to follow love and not fear. The story of Pristine follows a person raised in isolation but only through desire and determination do they find their “Pristine, Perfect Place”.

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Other tracks by Splendor:  I Can't Be Friends  -  Truth And A Good Story
Tinpan Orange - Going Home     Folk, Alternative Country, Pop 01/06/2018
Accomplished and wistful folk trio Tinpan Orange release their new moody folk-pop song 'Going Home' before heading off to Europe to play a Summer festival run including Haldern Pop.
Accomplished and wistful folk trio Tinpan Orange release their new moody folk-pop song 'Going Home'. The song chugs steadily with a driving rhythm and majestic strings - dealing with youthful malaise. The stirring vocals of Emily Lubitz soar in her distinctive dreamy and haunting voice.

Mindy Sotiri - Ricochet     Folk, Country, Alternative Country, Roots 31/05/2018
Mindy Sotiri is a singer-songwriter from Sydney, Australia. She writes tunes. And plays them. Quite often in front of other people. Mostly drunk, exhausted, women people.
Ricochet is a tune about smoking, and lock out laws, ghost-towns and wearing weather-inappropriate dresses. Like pretty much all the songs on Mindy Sotiri’s fifth album ‘Women Smoking’, Ricochet was written on an old couch, by a moody window, in a room full of books and falling apart guitars.

Peter Joseph Head - Good At Taking Punishment     Folk, Rock, News, Alternative Country 31/05/2018
Pop Matters website says he “proves pop music can both be accessible and adventurous”. Triple JJJ radio called his music “captivating in all its nervous-awkward-fast-talking-stumbly glory”.
From 52 songs about the news. About Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Mark Hunt.

Other tracks by Peter Joseph Head:  Riding With Angels (Sylvia)  -  The Siren Just Went At The Right Time
Keeskea - You Did     Folk, Pop 30/05/2018
Keeskea is the recording project of Brisbane based artist Vanessa Marousopoulos.
You Did is a somber reflection on the growing pains of empowerment and the difficulty of letting go of people that have caused you harm. It represents the shift between assuredness and doubt when faced with evidence of cruelty from those who were once trusted.

Ruby Gilbert - Dearly Beloved     Folk, Blues, Country, Pop 30/05/2018
Ruby Gilbert embraces a moody, gothic-tinged style of song-writing. The Brisbane-based songstress is an old soul, inspired by the grittiness of Johnny Cash, whilst channelling a timeless and stylised atmosphere.
Dearly Beloved is a third person view on an abusive, toxic relationship. The most personal and confronting from the EP, the song was written as advice from a close friend to Ruby.

Stella Donnelly - Talking     Folk, Rock, Pop 30/05/2018
Stella Donnelly’s transforms brutally honest and witty observations into blissful poems about being a millennial woman in the age of Trump, Tinder and third wave feminism.
Talking highlights Donnelly's incredible skill of stripped-back songwriting. Her brutally honest, witty observations of people and relationships are transformed into blissful poems and lyrical punch lines and her relatable is a glimpse into what it’s like being a millennial woman in the age of Trump, Tinder and third wave feminism.

Fraser A. Gorman - Walking To Oman’s     Folk, Alternative Country, Blues 29/05/2018
Fraser A. Gorman is a Melbourne based singer songwriter with a love for country, blues, and folk.
Inspired by the great overarching trees that towered above Fraser on a walk through the Otway forest, 'Walking To Oman’s' is a song about getting lost in addiction and looking for a way out.

Mish Songsmith - Be Yourself     Folk, Pop, Jazz, Easy Listening 29/05/2018
Mish Songsmith is a powerful, heart-warming female vocalist and an award winning songwriter. Her unique, soulful, jazz-infused, folky-pop songs burst with inspirational lyrics that express universal life stories.
Be Yourself is the title track to Mish's 5th Album and has a conversational, uplifting, comforting feel with hints of old jazz influences. Mish aims to write inspiring, wise, catchy songs to plant on a loop in your brain so you live the most exciting existence that you can.

Other tracks by Mish Songsmith:  I Want To Love You  -  You Bring Me Home
Todd Cook - The Silent Boat     Folk, Acoustic, Roots 29/05/2018
Todd combines intricate folk/finger picking guitar, passionate singing, Irish Bouzouki and didge to portray vast landscapes and vivid story telling.
The 'Silent Boat' describes the journey of the first Australian cricket team to tour England in 1868. The governments, Aboriginal Protection Board, prevented Aboriginal people moving around the colonies. So our first team cleverly snuck out of the country avoiding the government's policies taking their future into their own hands.

Other tracks by Todd Cook:  Charles Lawrence  -  The Test
Emma Davis - Best Of Times     Folk, Chill, Acoustic, Easy Listening 26/05/2018
'Best Of Times' is the newest single from soft-synthesiser folk musician Emma Davis, off her upcoming second full length album titled DEMONS.
“Best of Times” describes the feeling of uncertainty and fear of the unknown when it comes to moving forward in life.

Harrison Storm - Feeling You     Folk, Electronic, Pop, Soul 26/05/2018
Harrison Storm is a singer-songwriter who honed his skills on the streets of Melbourne. His songs are led by fingerpicked guitar, soulful lyrics, and a voice similar to Matt Corby.
‘Feeling You’, which was written about the being captivated by someone for the first time, is led by fingerpicked guitar and intimate vocals, then free-falls into a bold and stunning chorus. Storm’s husky falsetto sails over a resonating kick drum and layered synths; it is haunting and hook heavy.

Pat Tierney - The Midnight Bloom.     Folk, Acoustic, Blues 26/05/2018
Slide guitarist and roots troubadour. Influenced by the likes of Neil Young and Ben Harper.
Mystic slide guitar with a driving groove and dreamy melody.

The Dreggs - Feel Alive     Folk, Rock, Acoustic, Roots 26/05/2018
The Dreggs are an indie-folk duo, mixing traditional folk with a modern acoustic-surf vibe to create a foot-tapping rhythm and catchy melody in their tracks.
‘Feel Alive’ is about learning to appreciate life and finding a way out of being stuck in one place with no way out. The track has a catchy and fun melody, building up into punchy choruses with the intention to make people want to dance.

Other tracks by The Dreggs:  Give Myself To You  -  Simple Question
The Outdoor Type - Don't Be Fooled By Me     Folk 26/05/2018
Zack Buchanan - singer/guitarist/songwriter - was questioning his musical path when he stumbled on something new. That led to the latest slice of Australiana jangle-pop, The Outdoor Type.
Australiana jangle-pop

Daniel J Townsend - How Green Your Glow From So Far Away     Folk, Acoustic 25/05/2018
Daniel J Townsend is a sixth generation Tasmanian living in Darwin. He is releasing his latest record as a podcast series, with a new song featured in each episode.
They say the farther you go from home, the bigger home becomes. This is the second track from Townsend's podcast "A Tale of Two Cities", which is the platform for his latest album release.

Emma Davis - Best of Times     Folk, Acoustic, Chill, Easy Listening 25/05/2018
Following the release of “Danger in Me” in November 2017 ,Sydney Artist Emma Davis is set to release her stunning new track “Best of Times” on Friday, 25th of May.
“It’s that realisation that you’re growing up and that fear that you may start to lose the ability to do the things that you love. It’s about trying to beat peace with that, and giving yourself up to time to have it’s way with you, whatever that may mean”.

Jacob Diamond - Mary & Augustine     Folk 23/05/2018
Award-winning alt-folk oddity Jacob Diamond's debut album Goodbye Gondwana is RTRFM's Local Feature Record ahead of its release on Friday 25 May and a national tour.
Markedly more syncopated than much of Diamond's work thanks to a meticulously synchronised hammering of pots, pans and mic stands by his entire band, the dynamic tune races to keep up with itself before heaving a sigh of relief, laying life's baggage to rest to enjoy love.