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Ken Lawson - We Stand Tall     Country, Alternative Country 13/08/2014
Ken Lawson is an Indigenous Country musician from Qld.
We Stand Tall is about how we stand tall in the face of disaster in this country, we don't lay down and quit we get up and we stand tall.

Other tracks by Ken Lawson:  A Little Too Much  -  We're The Same
Tigerlilly - Fractions     Indigenous, Roots, Pop 30/07/2014
Formed in 2013, this Indigenous duo is fast becoming ‘one to watch’ – armed with a striking new self - titled EP out now.
Gorgeous harmonies reminiscent of Tiddas and the Waifs sum up this track from Tigerlilly. Light, breezy but with an edge of grit.

Other tracks by Tigerlilly:  Tall Trees  -  Little White Dress
Wolfpack Amadeus - Freak Out!     Rock, Australian Indigenous 22/07/2014
‘Snapshot III’ showcases the best emerging artists being recorded now at CAAMA Music, the record label responsible for unearthing Aboriginal classics such as Warumpi Band, Frank Yamma and Coloured Stone.
‘Freak Out’ begins with a catchy punk-rock guitar riff reminiscent of bands like The Living End, with Amy van der Schuit’s rousing vocals maintaining the momentum until the floor is shaking.

Thelma Plum - How Much Does Your Love Cost?     Pop, Electronic, Rock 19/07/2014
After casting a spell on all with her debut EP, ‘Rosie’, Thelma Plum has put down her guitar and taken a step in a brave new musical direction.
‘How Much Does Your Love Cost?’ is the first single off Thelma’s forthcoming EP, ‘Monsters' mixed by Eric J Dobowsky. Opening with the jangle of an Ennio Morricone western score, Thelma’s voice commands focus as a crescendo of strings builds beneath, breaking into a truly hypnotic chorus.

Irwarpaup ft. Tamyok & Desert Pea Media - Small Island, Big Fight     Hip Hop, Australian Indigenous 08/07/2014
Desert Pea Media is a not-for-profit organisation established with the aim of identifying & breaking down social issues through collaborative storytelling, music & film-empowering Indigenous youth through truth & positivity.
This song is dedicated to Eddie ‘Koiki’ Mabo, to his family and to all of the Meriam tribal groups. A tribute to the ongoing struggle for Indigenous rights in the region, and a celebration of Meriam culture – past, present and future.

Mully Mob & Desert Pea Media - The Wild Mid-West     Hip Hop 08/07/2014
Desert Pea Media is a not-for-profit organisation established with the aim of identifying & breaking down social issues through collaborative storytelling, music & film-empowering Indigenous youth through truth & positivity.
Young people have a huge responsibility in guiding the future for Indigenous culture and community, and this song encourages them to be strong and proud, rise to the challenge and accept that responsibility - whilst acknowledging and respecting the lessons of the past.

Tagai Buway & Desert Pea Media - Culture Remainz     Hip Hop, Australian Indigenous 08/07/2014
Desert Pea Media is a not-for-profit organisation established with the aim of identifying & breaking down social issues through collaborative storytelling, music & film-empowering Indigenous youth through truth & positivity.
This song aim to create a story that would advocate awareness of the struggles of the past, yet celebrate TSI culture and represent the different cultural groups that make up the Zenadh Kes (Torres Strait).

The Colli Crew & Desert Pea Media - For My People     Hip Hop 08/07/2014
Desert Pea Media is a not-for-profit organisation established with the aim of identifying & breaking down social issues through collaborative storytelling, music & film-empowering Indigenous youth through truth & positivity.
The track is an affirmation of the power of self-expression. A story about a young man who has found a voice in music, has found pride and strength in his cultural identity, and uses that power to educate, empower and inspire his people.

The Condo Crew ft. Roy Peterson & Desert Pea Media - Who I am     Hip Hop 08/07/2014
Desert Pea Media is a not-for-profit organisation established with the aim of identifying & breaking down social issues through collaborative storytelling, music & film-empowering Indigenous youth through truth & positivity.
The song talks about the necessity to find pride in cultural identity. To learn of your cultural history, and the role of young people to define today’s culture in a vibrant, proud and healthy way.

The Gowrie Boys & Desert Pea Media - Take Me Home     Hip Hop, Australian Indigenous 08/07/2014
Desert Pea Media is a not-for-profit organisation established with the aim of identifying & breaking down social issues through collaborative storytelling, music & film-empowering Indigenous youth through truth & positivity.
This song follows the story of the traditional star constellation of the Torres Strait Islands, known as tagai. This story is a metaphor for creating change in Indigenous and Torres Strait communities and challenges young people to follow their ‘destiny’ to become a role model for their people.

The Walgett Warriors & Desert Pea Media - Get Movin     Hip Hop, Australian Indigenous 08/07/2014
Desert Pea Media is a not-for-profit organisation established with the aim of identifying & breaking down social issues through collaborative storytelling, music & film-empowering Indigenous youth through truth & positivity.
This song advocates awareness around local culture and social issues, acknowledging the bleak social history in Australian Indigenous communities, whilst challenging young people and local community members to create change for the future.

Other tracks by The Walgett Warriors & Desert Pea Media:  The Gate
Tjuntjuntjara Collective & Desert Pea Media - Tjuntjuntjara Tjukurpa’     Hip Hop, Australian Indigenous 08/07/2014
Desert Pea Media is a not-for-profit organisation established with the aim of identifying & breaking down social issues through collaborative storytelling, music & film-empowering Indigenous youth through truth & positivity.
Tjuntjuntjara Tjukurpa is Pitjantjatjara language for ‘Tjuntjuntjara Story’ and celebrates the continuation of the Pitjantjatjara culture with references to the local Emu Dreaming story. The story is a celebration of local young people, and the importance of school attendance, health, and everybody contributing to a strong & healthy community.

Uncle Alfred's Mens Group & Desert Pea Media - Spear of Destiny     Hip Hop, Australian Indigenous 08/07/2014
Desert Pea Media is a not-for-profit organisation established with the aim of identifying & breaking down social issues through collaborative storytelling, music & film-empowering Indigenous youth through truth & positivity.
Uncle Alfred Smallwood is an Indigenous elder and community leader in Townsville, QLD who is creating real change for young men in his community. Uncle Alfred focuses on cultural mentoring, on ‘reclaiming your spear’ and taking responsibility for yourself and your family.

Archie Roach - Small Child     Blues/Roots, Australian Indigenous, Folk 27/06/2014
Live recordings of Archie Roach captured by 3RRR Melbourne.
Recorded live in the Triple R performance space on July 8th 2013 during 3RRR's program The Grapevine

Other tracks by Archie Roach:  Heal The People
Pirrka - Pirrka     Rock, Australian Indigenous 27/06/2014
Pirrka recorded at the Keep Culture Fest, Beagle Bay 2013.
This band is similar to Yothu Yindi mixing new music with age old Aboriginal traditions. The band’s singer, Mervyn Mulardy, is very passionate about keeping culture strong.

Other tracks by Pirrka:  Yanji Yanji
Marlon Williams - Strange Things     Folk, Alternative Country 21/06/2014
Described as "the impossible love child of Elvis, Roy Orbison and Townes Van Zandt", Marlon Williams is a singer/songwriter touted by Rhythms Magazine as the "Artist To Watch" in 2014.
Lilting, quirky, beautiful and haunting, 'Strange Things' offers a taste of Marlon Williams dark sense of humour, and ability to find magic in the morbid.


Billard Boys - Nyul Nyul People     Reggae/Dub, Australian Indigenous 19/06/2014
Billard Boys recorded at the Keep Culture Fest, Beagle Bay 2013.
This band hails from Beagle Bay community and this song is about the traditional people of the area. Billard is also the traditional name for Beagle Bay.

Other tracks by Billard Boys:  Ngarinyin People  -  Billard Boys
Brian Hunter - Time's Been Good To Me     Folk, Australian Indigenous, Country 19/06/2014
Billard Boys recorded at the Keep Culture Fest, Beagle Bay 2013.
A local singer whose sound is a mixture of acoustic and country.

Other tracks by Brian Hunter:  Dreams Come True  -  Larrkardi
Deep Water - Dear Prime Minister     Rock, Australian Indigenous 19/06/2014
Deep Water recorded at the Keep Culture Fest, Beagle Bay 2013.
A song that shows what the band members are passionate about and their political views on this.

Other tracks by Deep Water:  Eagle  -  Why Can't You Love Me
Djarindjin Band - Are You Thinking of the Dreamtime     Reggae/Dub, Australian Indigenous 19/06/2014
Djarindjin Band recorded at the Keep Culture Fest, Beagle Bay 2013.
This song is all about remembering the traditions of the Aboriginal people.

Other tracks by Djarindjin Band:  Lombadina