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Vorsen - It Takes Years     Funk/Soul, Blues, Electronic, RnB 22/11/2016
A captivating rock/roots/soul 4-piece from Perth, WA. Vorsen combine warm smokey vocals with organic intimate melodies to create heart-on-your sleeve tracks.
‘It Takes Years’ [4.04] is the brand new single from soul/rock band Vorsen. This uplifting track is another glimpse into the ever-evolving sound of the band. Injected with a late 60s feel, ‘It Takes Years’ is a blend of floating keys, dreamy guitars, punchy drums and huge gospel-esque vocals.

Another Language - Soul Doctor     Funk/Soul, Funk, Pop, Rock 21/11/2016
Brisbane-based Another Language are a pop-rock band whose smooth guitar, funky beats and powerful vocals are whipping Queensland up into a frenzy.
Soul Doctor is a crowd favourite - with a ska-inspired guitar intro, fused with a funk rhythm section and hip-hop inspired vocals. Soul Doctor gets heads nodding, feet tapping and hips swinging.

Other tracks by Another Language:  Eye See A Rainbow
Bag Raiders - Beat Me To The Punch (Feat. Mayer Hawthorne)     Pop, Electronic, Funk, House 19/11/2016
LA-based Australian electronic-duo Bag Raiders (Jack Glass and Chris Stracey) are back with the release of their latest track 'Beat Me To The Punch' featuring Grammy nominated singer Mayer Hawthorne.
The track features a triple dose of infectious and radiant electronic-pop that dances across the spectrum. By combining playful melodies with sophisticated pop elements and lyrical introspection, the single perfectly blends their classic house-style with a swinging and looping soul inspired vocal to produce something more dynamic and classically song-based.

Birdz - Hunger Voodoo     Hip Hop, Rap, Soul, Indigenous 18/11/2016
"If my life as a starving artist had a soundtrack it'd sound like this, playing on loop as I hunt down my next meal.” – Birdz
Hunger Voodoo is a tale of a broke man, a new father, a hungry artist. Offering his audience a new perspective from his socially conscious melodic rhymes, Birdz keeps it close to home with this honest portrayal of working for the man while striving to be a full time artist.

Lisa Richards - You Got The Power     Folk, Funk, Soul 18/11/2016
Bare bones, Kick back, Irrepressible music for the Soul
Encompasses all that the album is about both musically and lyrically with her world-class musicianship and straight to the core phrases like “In your mouth you carry flowers, behind your back you hold a knife”.

Maja - Hurting Now     Funk/Soul, Blues, Folk 18/11/2016
Telling her honest story to the Brisbane music scene, Serbian-born singer-songwriter Maja is gaining quite a reputation for her eccentric character and glittering performances.
The single was produced and mixed by Konstantin Kersting of The Belligerents at Airlock Studios, and is the first taste of her forthcoming second EP. It follows the March release of Maja’s debut self-titled EP, and is set to cement her reputation a serious contender in the Australian music scene.

Morgan Bain - Hush     Pop, Soul, RnB 18/11/2016
Being able to write a perfect pop song, then also sing it like a veteran superstar, is a stellar combination.
Bain executes to a top level, but it is all of the things that can not be taught that make him exceptional... the sweet-yet-smoky timbre to his voice, the perfection of his melodies, or the shadowy tones to his delivery.

MUSIC COORDINATOR PICK: Emily Nicol, Koori Radio (NSW)


Shag Rock - Road Trip     Rock, Funk, Roots 18/11/2016
Formed in mid 2011 in Brizzy, we are just a bunch of mates who love to play music, don't think you can get that anywhere else...
Lyrically “Road Trip” it’s all about takin’ it easy and slowing down the grinding gears of the mundane. Breaking the rules a bit, grabbing the Milton by its mangoes, and just going and doing something meaningful.

Iluka - Blue Jean Baby     Pop, Retro, Soul 16/11/2016
Inspired by her freewheeling travels, the music that Iluka pours herself into creating is not just music for the sake of music. It is art for the soul's purpose.
'Blue Jean Baby' captures the essence of summer - carefree and upbeat, but filled with longing nostalgia.

TJ Patrick - Sparks     Pop, Rock, Soul 11/11/2016
TJ Patrick is a singer-songwriter from Melbourne. On the surface, there’s simplicity and freshness to his music, however a closer listen reveals an artist with a penchant for details.
Recorded with producer One Above (Hilltop Hoods, Allday, Illy), 'Sparks' is a high energy track brimming with influences from Pop, Rock, Blues and Jazz. We come into the world empty handed and we leave empty handed - 'Sparks' is about taking risks and being playful.

Lofty Heights - Lilly (feat. Trent-Jean)     Funk/Soul, Jazz, RnB, Rock 09/11/2016
Lofty Heights is the inquisitive cat looking into the world of music and finding an unlimited amount of string to play with.
Lilly is about that one person who is like a drug, they're toxic but you can't leave them.

Other tracks by Lofty Heights:  Follow (feat. Edde)  -  It’s Time (Feat. T.Soko & Soloman Pitt)
Munro Melano - Move To California     Pop, Electronic, Soul 09/11/2016
Melbourne based artist Munro Melano has been writing/recording and releasing for several years now - soulful grooved based music both solo and within a band dynamic.
It was written over the Melbourne winter. When the sky is grey, and days are short - cocooned in front of the heater. Only months before, I'd farewelled a number of friends who were moving to LA - one friend had just fallen in love, another was chasing the dream.

The Meltdown - Colours In The Sky     Funk/Soul, Soul, Country 09/11/2016
The Meltdown. It’s a bold, brassy, twangy steam train of bumping backbeats and swinging shuffles. Then there’s that voice. Sweet as honey.
From a band known for heavy dancefloor soul, Colours In The Sky marks a change - a piece of downtempo country soul evoking big skies and long roads. This finds Simon Burke’s honeyed voice at it’s most sensitive. Shades of Otis and Sam Cooke on a twangy southern tip.

Gum - Gemini     Pop, Psychedelic, Soul, Rock 08/11/2016
Gum is the moniker of Tame Impala/Pond multi-instrumentalist Jay Watson.
The psychedelic synth-pop single with glimpses of future soul is first cut from Gum's forthcoming LP 'Flash In The Pan' set for release November 11, 2016.

Little Coyote - 80 Days     Rock, Pop, Funk 07/11/2016
Your personal guide down the rabbit hole, Little Coyote is the cosmic canine providing psychedelic journeys from the natural world to the astral plane, divulging stories of madness and adventure.
80 Days is about the ‘Peter Pan Syndrome’, a young man not really wanting to grow up.

Caprice Quinn - Red     Pop, RnB, Jazz, Soul 04/11/2016
Seductively alluring, Caprice Quinn is an imaginative urban artist who loves to draw her listeners away from their reality to revel in the fantasies she creates through music.
Never has drowning your sorrows in a glass of "Red" been so sexy. Let the smooth, jazzy tones seduce your ears whist Caprice's sultry vocal delivery wisps you into this forlorn story.

Other tracks by Caprice Quinn:  Luv Pack A Punch  -  Be
Young Hysteria - Never Gonna Learn     Pop, Soul 03/11/2016
Musically diverse and otherworldly, Young Hysteria produces music that's cinematic — a love letter to the history of pop music, written from the lineages of dream pop, electronica and lo-fi.
“Never Gonna Learn” is that rare song that relaxes you, causes you to lose your breath momentarily, and transports you to another place. Beautiful and brilliant." — The Revue.

Other tracks by Young Hysteria:  No Time
Lonelyspeck - All My Skin on the Air     Electronic, Pop, Soul, Experimental 03/11/2016
Lonelyspeck is a bedroom producer / vocalist / songwriter from Adelaide who creates every element of their music on their own, fusing R&B and bass music, pop hooks and noise.
The track is an unexpectedly hooky piece of alternative-pop, drawing melodic inspiration from commercial radio as much as from bass music.

"The concept behind the track is that I want to be exposed and not hide my feelings even if they're awkward or seemingly trivial."

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Luke Penman, Radio Adelaide, Adelaide (SA)

Slum Sociable - Name Call     Electronic, Jazz, Soul 03/11/2016
Slum Sociable are Edward Quinn (production/keys/guitar) and Miller Upchurch (vocals/percussion). A Melbourne-based duo steeped in groove, that glide through the intersection of soul, hip-hop and electronica.
‘Name Call’ is the first cut from the subversive duo’s awaited debut album and adds to their already impressive repertoire, which includes single ‘Anyway’, and ‘Apartment’ from debut EP, TQ. It takes a firm hold on the hips and guides left to right to left in a hypnotic sway.

Mo Louie - She Said     Electronic, Soul, Pop 02/11/2016
Mo Louie lives in a world where the soul and the artificial are intertwined. Her electro-pop/soul powered music comes from what she sees around her.
Mo Louie's debut single, ‘She Said’, is a playful take on an overthinking mind. Using a cluster of the artificial: electronic and synth production with a whirl of soulful vocal sounds, ‘She Said’ plays with the reality of what someone says verses the interpretation the mind creates.