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Natasha Johanna - The Calendar     Folk, Pop 02/07/2019
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.
'The Calendar' is the third track from Natasha Johanna's debut EP 'Golden Light' which was recorded by Natasha and producer Kate Dillon (Full Flower Moon Band, Gabriella Cohen). It features a lush choir of voices that meander along with the song's narrative about memory and heartache.

Other tracks by Natasha Johanna:  Wild Ones  -  You Can Be Free
Ryan Rasmussen - Afloat     Folk, Roots 02/07/2019
Brisbane based 22 year old indie acoustic folk/rock singer songwriter, recently completed recording my first E.P.
Afloat is an ambient reflective track with a catchy finger picking guitar riff and chorus

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Woody Pitney - Do You Feel The Same     Folk, Pop 02/07/2019
Australian Folk/Pop singer/songwriter Woody Pitney’s musical pathway has been anything but ordinary. From cutting his teeth at local suburban pubs, to dominating festivals on the other side of the world,
Honing in on his authentic, folk-pop hallmarks, singer-songwriter Woody Pitney returns with uplifting new single 'Do You Feel The Same'. Teaming up with producers Charlie Hugall (Ed Sheeran, Florence & The Machine) and John Castle (Vance Joy, Dean Lewis), the track signals a new era for Woody Pitney.

Catherine Gunther - Dangerous     Folk, Alternative Country, Country 01/07/2019
Unapologetically raw and emotional, Catherine’s music had always worn its heart on its sleeve. Dark and enchanting, her melancholic way with words haunts the heart and won’t let go.
Dark and enchanting, Dangerous looks at the toxic and intoxicating nature of a relationship turned sour. Ultimately it’s a warning about learning to walk away when it falls apart before it gets toxic. The track was recorded in Queensland by producer Jared Adlam.

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Demi Mitchell - Wandering     Folk, Alternative Country, Blues, Rock 01/07/2019
Newcastle’s queen of melancholic rock, Demi Mitchell, is a honest and thoughtful songwriter that takes you to the dark corners of your mind with introspective lyricism and dreamy melodies.
'Wandering' is a Tom Waits-esque song about letting go of pressures to be ticking boxes in life. It's also about asking a lover to join you the strange journey of aimlessly wandering through life. It was recorded in one take in the studio to capture the raw sentiment of the song.

Michael Thompson - Mary Jane and Lucy     Folk, Psychedelic, Acoustic, Rock 01/07/2019
Committed to doing the traditional hard yards, Michael Thompson is a busker, troubadour and general roustabout of song. A singer and songwriter occupied by his acoustic guitar and life.
A respite from the hustle, Mary Jane and Lucy is a light moment of reflection and appreciation. The songs underlying sense of freedom moving Michael Thompson to adopt the troubadour’s lot.

Ben Camden - Love Me Too     Folk, Pop, Roots 28/06/2019
Ben Camden is a singer/songwriter with a deep and powerful baritone. Mixing folk, blues, surf and pop into an acoustic and electric mashup, his sound is enigmatic as his image.
Love Me Too is a happy ukulele love song. Written in Fiji and recorded in the Byron Bay hinterland, the song is full of tropical vibes with cheeky, uplifting lyrics and a catchy chorus hook.

Dana Gehrman - These Days     Folk 28/06/2019
A truly captivating live presence with a charisma like no other, it’s easy to see why artists such as The Teskey Brothers have picked Dana to open their shows.
Another superb track from Brisbane's Dana Gehrman, 'These Days' explores the feeling of being burnt out and letting the daily grind getting you down. Originally the new single was not a contender for the tracklist on Gehrman's up and coming album but the slide guitar courtesy of Danny (Widdicombe) made it irresistible.

darby - Cologne Was Coming Down From The Moon     Folk, Psychedelic, Alternative Country, Experimental 28/06/2019
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 in Cologne, Germany on the Hohenzollern Bridge.

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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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