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Xavia - Horizons     Folk, Electronic 02/08/2018
Alice Springs electronic-folk songstress Xavia sends us into the vast Central Australian landscape with her lush, lyrical and soulful sounds.
Horizons is a lush, swirling number, inspired by Xavia's desert home, and written using an autoharp, loop pedal and a trip to Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon). The bed of autoharp and synths is balanced with tape-loop beats as a delicate, detailed vocal invites us to ‘breathe in’ the landscape and its ancient stories.

AlfanAnt - Lucky     Folk, Alternative Country, Roots 01/08/2018
20 years may sound like a long time but alt-folk/country duo AlfanAnt sound, tour and play with just as much enthusiasm as they did back in late 90’s and 2000’s.
“Lucky is a very old song that I hold dear. There was a time I didn’t play guitar much but when I did Lucky was my ‘go to’ song", enthuses Alf.

“You can practically hear Alf’s heart break when he sings it. He played it at his mother’s funeral and I just couldn’t help but be totally moved", explains Ant

Daniel J Townsend - Periwinkle Blue     Folk, Acoustic, Chill 01/08/2018
Townsend was born on a tiny island on the edge of the world, the descendant of a convict girl and her employer. He's releasing his latest record as a podcast.
A love song about a tiny blue flower and a beautiful woman. Taken from the fourth episode of Townsend's popular podcast series "A Tale of Two Cities".

Ivona Rose - So Modern     Folk 01/08/2018
Raw, evocative, honest and uncompromisingly unique. Dreamy, eccentric melody marries poetic song writing. Ivona’s tales of suburban life are as being lead through an enchanted garden, by a haunting hymn.
Ever heard of 'Indie Autoharp'? - well check out this part gypsy, part Indie, post Euro sounding record from Polish heritage Singer / Songwriter Ivona Rose. A dance between Autoharp, Guitar and Zoe Hauptmann’s (Paul Kelly, Missy Higgins) expert Double Bass licks, take us to a time reminiscent of the 60’s.

Other tracks by Ivona Rose:  Circus  -  Sacred Of The Rain
Stellarize - Be Your Babe     Folk, Pop 01/08/2018
Stellarize is female Folk/pop singer songwriter originally from Canada. Stellarize has a folk pop twist with a country twang and a oldies vibe.
This is a song about feeling alone with someone who tells you they really want to be with you but you can see in their eyes they aren't fully telling the truth.

Other tracks by Stellarize:  Tested
Markus Meo - Sweet Lady Sha     Folk, Acoustic, Easy Listening, Instrumental 31/07/2018
Markus Meo is an Independent Artist , Singer Songwriter and Producer from Adelaide South Australia. A unique Artist with a soulful voice that delivers from the heart
Beautiful easy listening romantic guitar ballad

Jane Laws - Sandy Bay Shore     Folk, Roots, Easy Listening 26/07/2018
Jane Laws is a contemporary folk singer-songwriter who specialises in building images of characters interacting with each other. Jane's thought provoking tunes are flavoured with pop, jazz, blues and comedy.
I lived in Hobart (1970-1976). The Tasmanian Wooden Boat Festival is one of Hobart's many charms that draw me back to this magical city. While researching accommodation options around Battery Point and Sandy Bay, I fell in love with Old Hobart Town and was inspired to write, Sandy Bay Shore, a whaler's tale set in the mid 19th century.

Other tracks by Jane Laws:  Sailing to the Moon  -  Nothing
Goldstein - Tapping on the Window     Folk, Rock 25/07/2018
Goldstein is a folk rock band that plays honest songs about the people and places they know, often with tongue firmly in cheek.
A song about a fisherman I met from the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia. He swore a lot and frightened my kids with his ocean stories. He regularly visited our shack rental to share a drink and a conspiracy theory. He was an accomplished painter in his day but now struggled with mental illness.

Other tracks by Goldstein:  These Walls Can Talk  -  Shilo, We're Going to Maccas
Phil Barlow - In My Heart     Folk, Soul, Roots 25/07/2018
Australian singer/songwriter, Phil Barlow pairs the power of simplicity with dynamic modern production to create a heartfelt blend of neo-folk and soul full of authenticity and presence.
Capturing a deep shift to let go of the over-active mind, trust in life and live from your authentic self, 'In My Heart' emphasises the power of simplicity. A dynamic, spacious yet full-bodied sound that weaves a modern soundscape around a soulful song that inspires openness, strength and inner peace.

Rhyen - Youth in Love     Folk, Acoustic, Chill 25/07/2018
Rhyen is a bedroom-based singer songwriter with dreams of performing outside his bedroom. Woven through delicate guitar work, his lyrics speak honestly about and anxieties of growing up.
Written about young love and it's ability to isolate itself from the rest of the world.

Teresa Dixon - Apple Isle     Folk, Country, Roots 25/07/2018
Teresa Dixon sings songs of visceral sadness, careful optimism, and the things we do to pull ourselves together, get up, and get on with it.
This track is an autobiographical story of Teresa's visit to meet her father in Tasmania after a long separation. The instrumentation and story swells and flows like the waters of Bass Strait, the title of the album.

Other tracks by Teresa Dixon:  Solitary Man  -  Little Girl
Estelle Conley - Brightest Star     Folk, Roots, Country 24/07/2018
Estelle performs folk-music reminiscent of her heroines—Joni Mitchell, Patti Griffin and Eva Cassidy, to name a few. Her songs will soothe the most savage beasts with their sweet sweet tones.
Written by Estelle as a present for her father's 60th, 'Brightest Star' is an ode to the unique and beautiful gift that is unconditional, unwavering love.

Other tracks by Estelle Conley:  Thief
Charm of Finches - The Bridge     Folk, Acoustic, Pop, Atmospheric 20/07/2018
Award-winning Melbourne teen sister duo, Charm of Finches, aka Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes, sing dreamy harmonies: haunted folk tunes about heartbreak, solitude and whispering trees.
Produced by Nick Huggins and Charm of Finches
Engineered and Mixed by Nick Huggins
Mastered by Sam John at Precise Mastering, Scotland
Written, Arranged and Performed by Charm of Finches

Charm of Finches are:
Mabel Windred-Wornes: vocals, piano, guitar, cello
Ivy Windred-Wornes: vocals, violin, ukulele, glockenspiel

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Elli Belle - Weight Of The World     Folk, Ambience, Acoustic, Electronic 20/07/2018
Elli Belle’s indie folk tunes combine thoughtful lyrics, soulful melodies and an utterly unique voice of exquisite range. She is truly captivating. “Haunting and ethereal” - the AU Review.
Minimal and ambient yet powerful and emotional, Weight Of The World was written in Alice Springs following a series of devastating global events and recorded in Sweden, ironically around the corner from Neo-nazi protests taking place in light of Trump's election. This song is moody and raw, uplifting and beautiful.

Emily Jane - Behind Closed Doors     Folk, Soul, Pop, Acoustic 20/07/2018
Soulful and melancholic, Emily Jane’s music is reminiscent of artists like Julien Baker and. Centred around simplicity, Emily and her guitar aim to tell a story with every song
Beginning with just vocal guitar before transgressing into a dream-like collection of strings, harmonies and piano, ‘Behind Closed Doors’ will take you on a journey. The track follows Emily's own experiences with domestic violence, using the theme of vulnerability and openness to describe her experiences so anyone else feeling or have felt the same can feel less alone.

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Other tracks by Emily Jane:  Until Then  -  Scintilla
Justine Wahlin - Bird Song     Folk, Roots, Country, Roots 20/07/2018
Unique and haunting alt country/folk. Justine is an artist with a great deal to offer among the poets and misfits. Intelligent, heart wrenching and uplifting music.
The song was recorded and produced by the amazing Michael Carpenter. He added much of the lush soundscape giving it a great rootsy vibe. He also lent me his voice for a couple of very subtle vocal overlays created to evoke the spirit of Karl. With a voice of similar tone and timbre, these parts sound eerily like Karl Broadie.

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Laik Aífe - Mother     Folk, Ambience, Chill, Downbeat 20/07/2018
Once tipped $10 by Tim Rogers for 'having the spunk', Laik Aífe is a Sydney based singer-songwriter who slings heartfelt soaring tunes with an endearing charisma and sass.
“Mother” is a one of a kind type of song. Through-composed with moments of Laik Aífe’s signature soaring high notes tape delayed into the ether, coupled with acidic electric guitar solos. Underpinned by a hypnotising rising 10ths motif which you could listen to forever. Written about reaching outward for safety, instead of inward: “Mother nature, won’t you mother me”.

Yasmine Hosseini - The River     Folk, Acoustic, Atmospheric 19/07/2018
Atmospheric, swirling harmonies and guitar music churned out from a bedroom studio in Perth.
This track is influence by the guitar work of Father John Misty and lyrically references the novel The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, about the colonisation of the Congo.

Other tracks by Yasmine Hosseini:  Kate  -  Moscow
MatsB - I'm Coming Over     Folk, Rock, Acoustic, Country 18/07/2018
MatsB is a talented musical artist with a passion for writing and performing original songs. His lyrics display powerful meaning aiming at providing answers to the big questions in life.
A reflection of personal love stories in my life. It’s an upbeat, catchy song. Lyrics focus on breaking through barriers with love, exploring new love and finding happiness and fulfilment. The lyrics evoke feelings of excitement, thrill and optimism. The song helps its audience to reflect on their own love stories and to remain positive despite the challenges that arise.

Other tracks by MatsB:  Build My Dream  -  You Always Heard My Call
Fyerfly - Captured     Folk, Jazz, Chill, Blues 13/07/2018
Fyerfly's seductive rhythms and sensually warm voice ooze emotion and draw the listener into her dark and intimate world.
We hitch a ride as Fyerfly carries us through the quiet and almost secret journey of a shared intimacy.