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Mark Ridout - Flood     Folk, Atmospheric 13/03/2018
Catchy and atmospheric Cinematic Folk singer songwriter from Byron Bay.
Debut release from Cinematic Folk singer-songwriter Mark Ridout

A song about strength and courage in the face of a common adversary; doubt.

Nathan Power - Growing Thin     Folk, Acoustic, Roots 13/03/2018
Melbourne folk singer-songwriter Nathan Power launches his debut EP We Were Wild. Nathan's vulnerable voice is cushioned by lush acoustic guitar, ornamented by cello, mandolin and percussion.
Growing Thin was written during the break-up of a relationship and the cold despair that surrounded it... A common marker amongst all the songs on this debut EP is a cynicism around the passage of time and the desire to snapshot each season as it flies past.

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Other tracks by Nathan Power:  Walking Wounded  -  We Were Wild
The Genes - Godfrathers Lament     Folk, Blues, Rock 13/03/2018
The Genes are like that quiet, intelligent guy who doesn't say much but when he does speak, you just have to listen.
The Genes new single ‘Godfathers Lament’ is a tribute to Mr Coppola inspired by Nolan’s deep love for the Godfather movies. Just about every lyric in the song is a line from The Godfather trilogy.

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Evelyn Ida Morris - The Body Appears     Folk, Classical 10/03/2018
Evelyn Ida Morris releases the first single 'The Body Appears' from their newly announced self-titled album, to be released on Friday 20th April via Milk! Records / Remote Control Records.
Recorded by Morris themself and Written in a single afternoon last April. “That song feels like I finally found words around my identity. It felt like a new character was being added to the album – a certain and protective one, so that the others didn’t feel so vulnerable anymore.”

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The Dennis Sisters - Find Me     Folk, Alternative Country, Acoustic 09/03/2018
The Dennis Sisters are Briannah and Tiana Dennis' sweet sibling harmonies and inspirational messages crafted through their songwriting, form their own unique folk/alt-country/pop blend.
Find Me is a slower ballad with a strong harmonic influence, and talks to staying true to yourself and focusing on dreams regardless of who of you are and obstacles we face. It’s a song that can touch everyone, and be interpreted by each of us in our own way.

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Other tracks by The Dennis Sisters:  Complicated Thing  -  Starting Fires
Asha Jefferies - Chaos     Folk, Pop, Chill 07/03/2018
Asha Jefferies creates revealing music. It’s the revealing nature of these stories that finds her at odds with her dual identities; an intimate songwriter and a maturing woman.
Earnest singer-songwriter Asha Jefferies has shared her latest single Chaos; a crooning tune about devotion, fear and falling for the uncontrollable.

Chaos is a reflection on the people around Asha; recognizing, accepting and embracing their failures, their faults and their successes then ultimately moving forward together.

Zoë Dellaca - Still     Folk, Pop, Rock 07/03/2018
Zoë Dellaca writes songs that make you want to cuddle up in front of the fire on a rainy night. ‘Still’ is her first single from debut album ‘Sweater Weather.’
Still is a powerful tune about being hurt by someone you love but not being able to let go. Featuring simultaneously vulnerable and powerful vocals and honest lyrics, the song gets into your head and under your skin.

A Straw Assembly - Monsters     Folk, Rock 03/03/2018
Sharp edged rocky numbers interspersed with more pensive folk tunes and journey songs, ASA has tunes for all moods.
This is a song about being tied to forces pulling in opposite directions by someone you care about. A folk-rock tune with some funked up trumpet in the chorus, Monsters has a somewhat frivolous feel for its subject matter.

Other tracks by A Straw Assembly:  Free Ride  -  Arrival
Hobart Curtis - Denmark     Folk, Acoustic, Atmospheric 03/03/2018
Hobart Curtis is a solo-artist and producer from Brisbane who writes melodic. guitar laden, electronic indie pop who boasts a unique and honest voice.
"Denmark" is a departure from Curtis' previous indie-pop catalog, instead delivering a deep and transparent minimalist cut. With lyrical content hanging off an obviously deep and recent wound, "Denmark" drives an emotional stake with a heavy hand.

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Other tracks by Hobart Curtis:  Lazy  -  Out Of Nothing
Michael Dunstan - Partly Cloudy     Folk, Acoustic, Easy Listening 03/03/2018
Arising from a quaint regional WA upbringing, Michael combines warm soulful vocals, intricate acoustic finger-style guitar and upbeat foot-stomping grooves for a truly unique peaceful acoustic folk sound.
Written in Exmouth, WA, Partly Cloudy is a song of immense gratitude for simply being alive. There's things all around us that are indescribably beautiful that we will truly never be able to comprehend, and Partly Cloudy is my way of reminding myself to breathe and be thankful everyday.

Other tracks by Michael Dunstan:  Home  -  Red Moon
Rachel Caddy - Garden     Folk, Roots, Pop 03/03/2018
Victorian Songstress with a distinctive voice and a stunning indie/folk flavour. Known by her fans for honest songwriting and vivid imagery.
An organic, mellow track about a relationship and the factors that limit its growth.

Racoo - Clean Air     Folk, Psychedelic, Alternative Country, Atmospheric 03/03/2018
Racoo plays melancholic/all night/absurdist songs documenting leaking walls, absent doors, and idlers.
Being stuck between two worlds.

Born In October - Free Of Heart     Folk, Alternative Country, Acoustic, Roots 02/03/2018
City boy Matt Thomson (vocals, guitar) and country girl Rachel Webster (vocals, guitar, ukulele) unite to comprise dreamy indie/folk duo Born in October from Sydney and Nundle, NSW, Australia.
The dreamy call and response of the chorus which challenges the other person to rediscover their inner child complements the bitter-sweet nostalgic feel of the verses.

Other tracks by Born In October:  No Friend Of Mine
Brendan the Bard - Four Seasons     Folk, Acoustic, Roots, Easy Listening 02/03/2018
An Australian Folk-Rock/Roots artist born, raised and based in Brisbane. Brendan the Bard draws stories from his own life and weaves them into a rich musical tapestry.
Started swaying straight a way to this one. Felt like I was on a ship going to war but in the best way...what I mean by that is that the feeling of longing runs deep in this song. -Nkechi Anele 'Triple J presenter for Roots N All'

Other tracks by Brendan the Bard:  S.S Swann  -  Songs and Seeds
Eli - Masonry     Folk, Acoustic, Pop 02/03/2018
Warm and empathic vocal tone. Honest lyrics and friendly melodies.
“Masonry” identifies the myriad of pathways that can be taken in life. Some paths are made of duty, expectation and practicality. These paths are tried and true, producing consistent outcomes. Others are less defined and require constant attention, and are idealistic and dreamy. A blend of the two is required.

Other tracks by Eli:  Lock Up  -  Homeless
Monkey & The Fish - Change Is Good     Folk, Rock, Alternative Country, Acoustic 02/03/2018
An eclectic mix of roots, folk'n reggae, Monkey & the Fish's 'A Place Of Hope' is an evocative production that won the 2017 Dolphin Award for 'Album Of The Year'
An upbeat call to embrace the change away from coal and fossil fuel to renewable green energy. A positive response to the 'fear mongering' of vested interest groups and their political puppets. Folk rock featuring harmonica.

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Other tracks by Monkey & The Fish:  Smell Of Rain  -  A Legacy
Tim Hart - A Long Way     Folk, Easy Listening, Acoustic 02/03/2018
Tim Hart is a folk singer-songwriter from Sydney, Australia. He is a member of Australian band Boy & Bear.
A long way is about relationships. People getting bored and complacent and disconnected. I think a lot gets written about the good and the bad but never much about the in-between.

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Todd Pierce - No Sign of Bigfoot (Day 57)     Folk, Roots, Rock 02/03/2018
A multi-instrumentalist songwriter whose style straddles rock, roots, classical, progressive and folk, incorporating a range of instruments (guitar, piano, tuba, saxophone, clarinet, flute, melodica, ukulele, mandolin) and environmental samples.
The Modern Folk review: "The tale of a sad man who has staked his dreams of success on finding a bigfoot and cashing in on the inevitable publicity that discovery would lead to. Musically, it's an eclectic folk jam with production touches from a tuba bass line, and melodica riff."

Other tracks by Todd Pierce:  Lie Down Slow  -  Forty Ten
Ryan Downey - Running     Folk, Alternative Country, Pop 01/03/2018
Spellbinding indie-folk artist Ryan Downey releases his striking new single ‘Running’, the title track to his debut album due Friday 13 April via Barely Dressed Records / Remote Control.
A deftly plucked nylon string guitar is all that is needed to support Ryan’s mesmeric baritone in 'Running'. The first words you’ll ever hear from him are addressed directly to you, ‘I could write a song to you so sweet, it’d raise you to your feet and you’d come running’...

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Brad & Brodie - Scarlett Red     Folk, Pop 01/03/2018
We met through music, and together we have now grown through music. Our message is hope and love.
This song is based on a dream but then turned into a realisation that the darkness in our lives is an illusion and we aren't running from it anymore.

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Other tracks by Brad & Brodie:  Butterfly  -  Sky, Land and Sea