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Cheap Fakes - Deep Space     Funk/Soul, Reggae 10/08/2016
Dapper-dressed six piece Cheap Fakes are a much loved band for a reason; with suave moves and catchy tunes, their brass fuelled funk has been moving crowds for seven years.
Swirling and strident, “Deep Space” rings true with a slightly deeper vibe than perhaps initially expected; while the bands’ own inspirations still bubble forth, “Deep Space” doesn’t devolve into showboating, relying on an expert groove and simmering sustain to keep your ears hooked.

Andy Clockwise - Open Relationship (Feat. Stella Mozgawa)     Electronic, Funk, Punk 05/08/2016
Hailing from Sydney, Australia, now based in Los Angeles, Andy Clockwise has become one of the more compelling artists in independent music. The United States Nylon Magazine calls "downright infectious."
A disco psychedelic punk anthem to modern love, featuring Warpaint drummer Stella Mozgawa.


"Sonically, the song sounds like LCD Soundsystem-meets-'80s disco and funk, but lyrically, it enters a more modern era" - The Wild Magazine.

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Other tracks by Andy Clockwise:  The Best  -  I've Arrived (The Good Book Pt.1)
At The Space Jam - Hold On     Rock, Punk, Ska 01/08/2016
A combination of diverse influences wrapped up like a juicy burrito. Ska and punk with sprinklings of funk, dub and hardcore result in the hyperactive blend of sound and colour.
Hold On is a break-neck serving of brass-ladened punk, which tackles the setbacks and the sometimes seemingly fruitless vine which is the music industry. The music provides the perfect platform for this commentary, being the band's most relentless and hard-hitting songs.

Harts - Power     Funk/Soul, Rock 29/07/2016
Harts – the brainchild of musical polymath Darren Hart - is a master of vocals, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and production; a Melbourne funk, soul and rock virtuoso
With a strutting bass line, velvety vocals and thunderous guitar riffs, the three-and-a-half minute epic sounds like it was written and recorded with the sole intention of being blasted from stadium speakers. This is the first single Harts has released since partnering with Dew Process / UMA last month.

NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARD FINALIST 2016: Live Guitarist of the Year

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

Ezekiel Ox - My Name     Rock, Funk, Punk 28/07/2016
Ezekiel Ox is one of Australia’s most prolific and outspoken career multidisciplinary artists. His exploits are legendary – He is the former frontman of Full Scale, Mammal and The Nerve.
My Name is Ezekiel Ox's triumphant return with a solo band and EP. First single from a forthcoming EP called Proper Ganda.

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Lost Animal - Do The Jerk     Electronic, Funk, RnB 26/07/2016
Dot Dash and Remote Control Records are incredibly excited to announce the signing of Melbourne based enigmatic cult musician Lost Animal aka Jarrod Quarrell.
'Do The Jerk' is Lost Animal's first new music since critically acclaimed Ex-Tropical LP.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Cameron Dunsford, PBS 106.7FM, Melbourne (VIC)

True Vibenation - The World Is Ours     Electronic, Soul, African 20/07/2016
Blending earth shattering bass, big brass, African rhythms and hip-hop, True Vibenation signal a new generation of artists making the music of true global citizens.
Mashing up afro rhythms, soulful vocals, warm synths and peppered with horns, 'The World Is Ours' is a great introduction to the True Vibenation philosophy. "My mother told me the world is ours/... and traveling taught me what it is to see.'"

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Stephen Goodhew, FBi Radio, Sydney (NSW)

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Leisure Centre - One Plus One     Funk/Soul, RnB, Soul, Hip Hop 14/07/2016
Leisure Centre is the brainchild of drummer and singer Hugh Rabinovici. A collection of sensual slow jams and bumping future soul dominated by rich, four-voice harmonies.
One Plus One is equal parts performance and programming, drawing from a broad palette of live instruments and electronic sounds.The guitar sound is classic soul but the plethora of synthesizers and 808 kick drums is definitely not, nodding equally to Vangelis or Hiatus Kaiyote.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Nick Rodwell, 4ZZZ, Brisbane (QLD), Aeron Clark, Edge Radio, Hobart (TAS)

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Chrissy Lauder - Treehouse     Funk/Soul, Folk, Pop 13/07/2016
Eclectic, retro tunes delighting your musical tastebuds. Chrissy Lauder brings indie music, begging to turn on energetic response. Listen to this collection of rich organic music, and spread the word!
Treehouse is my hippy song! Get the juices flowing; a funky dance tune that you've gotta sing along with - loudly... Pretend you're in a forest climbing a tree - shaded sweating excitement - get to the top!

Other tracks by Chrissy Lauder:  Dragonfly  -  Feel The River
Andrea Marr & The Funky Hitmen - Force Of Nature     Funk/Soul, Soul, RnB, Retro 13/07/2016
Andrea Marr & The Funky Hitmen are a high energy old school soul and funk band that have been playing around Australia since 2012. For lovers of Stax & Motown
Old School High Energy Soul in the style of Wilson Pickett, Jimmy Barnes Soul Session, Ike & Tina Turner Revue,The Blues Brother Revue, Aretha Franklin etc

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Valvewire - Unforgiven     Rock, Blues, Downbeat, Alternative Country 13/07/2016
3 piece rock band
Desert blues track referencing the spaghetti western cinema genre.
Lyrically exploring the theme of desire and introspection, in that it is the pursuit of that which is ultimately unattainable.

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Other tracks by Valvewire:  Heart & Soul
James Franklin - Don't Tell Me     Funk/Soul, Pop 01/07/2016
“When I first heard James Franklin I felt like I had made a new friend... easy to connect with because I can feel his honesty, he’s telling the truth....”
Attitude packed song about standing up for yourself.

Other tracks by James Franklin:  I Lost Myself  -  Born To Make Music
Jimmy Barnes - Cry To Me     Funk/Soul, Cover Version 28/06/2016
Australian icon Jimmy Barnes pours all his experience, know-how and finesse into one of the stand-out records of his remarkable career - 'Soul Searchin'
One of the catchiest songs on Soul Searchin’, “Cry To Me” is a Bertie Berns original that Jimmy Barnes originally thought was a Solomon Burke song after hearing it performed for the first time at Blues Festival a few years ago. Burke’s rendition of it moved him to tears.

Other tracks by Jimmy Barnes:  The Dark End Of The Street feat. Dan Penn
The John Steel Singers - Midnight at the Plutonium     Pop, Funk, Rock 28/06/2016
Brisbane's The John Steel Singers are back with their third record Midnight At The Plutonium out Friday 8 July
Vocalist Tim Morrissey describes the catchy single as: "kinda like funk music channelled through the UK in the early 80s"

NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARD FINALIST 2016: Live Act of the Year (QLD), Live Act of the Year: The People’s Choice


Other tracks by The John Steel Singers:  Can You Feel the Future  -  Weekend Lover
Ngaiire - House On A Rock     Funk/Soul, Electronic, RnB 23/06/2016
Ngaiire is flying high having cemented her place as one of Australia’s most dynamic vocalists and unique performers.
'House on a Rock' is the third instalment from Ngaiire's anticipated sophomore album Blastoma. The track showcases Ngaiire’s stunning signature vocals over an allegorical trip of glitchy soundscapes and multilayered synths.


NOMINEE 2017 AIR AWARDS - Best independent Album or EP,

2017 NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE: R&B or Soul Live Act of the Year (National Awards), Live Voice of the Year (presented by Audio-Technica - People's Choice Awards)

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Stephen Goodhew, FBi Radio, Sydney (NSW)

Other tracks by Ngaiire:  Diggin'  -  Once - Radio Edit
Jackson Dyer - The Absolute     Pop, Soul, Folk, Folk 22/06/2016
Jackson Dyer is an Australian singer/songwriter currently living between Berlin and Sydney. His upcoming EP's a reflection of his time in Europe, supporting the likes of Hiatus Kaiyote and Hozier.
I wrote ‘The Absolute’ one morning as I tried to make sense of the contradictions of today. Click­bait news and the endless number of conflicts and selfish leaders often leaves me feeling overwhelmed. ‘The Absolute’ is essentially a means of exploring this sinister nature of "the news" and politics.

Levingstone - First Taste     Pop, Jazz, Soul, RnB 21/06/2016
Hailing from Sydney, eclectic progressive soul five-piece Levingstone is a band blurring boundaries. Pulling colours from jazz, neo soul, rock and progressive pop with a unique brand of storytelling.
"First Taste" is the lead track from Levingstone's debut EP "Modern Burials". Written on the floor of an empty room where the high ceilings sounded like a church, this lush aural space is evident in the track - sweeping guitar drenched in hymnal reverb set to an infectious groove.


Catherine Satour - Set The Tone     Funk/Soul, Australian Indigenous, Soul, Easy Listening 17/06/2016
An Arrernte and Mirning woman living in Alice Springs, Catherine Satour shares experiences of life, love and place through songs that fuse rock and soul.
Set the Tone is about self-love and respect. It is about knowing one’s self and one’s boundaries. As a Southern Arrernte / Mirning woman Catherine has experienced abuse, racism, sexism, double standards and set-backs, but these experiences don't define who she is, Catherine sets her own tone.

Jackie Brown Jr - Sauvignon Bogan     Funk/Soul, Hip Hop, Rock 16/06/2016
Jackie Brown Jr are a 5 piece "Pulp Fiction Soul Rock" band. They meld soul, rock and hip hop influences to create an entirely unique sound.
‘Sauvignon Bogan’  takes a fresh look at coming to terms with the world. Born out of a road trip ­ the ‘in a budget car with your best friends’ kind ­ the song is decorated with tongue­ in­ cheek jabs at Australian life abroad. 

Tame the Sun - Back in the Game     Rock, Pop, Soul, Blues 15/06/2016
There is nothing in this world you can't do if you love it enough. Dream big, make it happen. Tame The Sun is that thing you have been waiting for
"Back in the Game" Written by Dean Williams, Recorded by Ricki Rae at Lighthill Studios

A pure rock song written from the heart, with some serious groove and soul.

Other tracks by Tame the Sun:  Gotta Believe  -  Burn