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SPOD - Back In The Summertime     Pop, Rock 22/08/2014
SPOD's work spans decades as one of Sydney's most eclectic and electric acts.
A Rockin'n'rollin' ode to times of old.

Other tracks by SPOD:  Last Dance  -  Electric Hips
The Frowning Clouds - No Blues     Pop, Rock 22/09/2014
Jangley textures, wild rhythms, throbin’ beats and wishful thinking.
A fun rolling 60's blues track about not having the right to sing the blues!

Other tracks by The Frowning Clouds:  Move It  -  Inner Circle
Donny Benét - The Edge     Funk/Soul, Pop, Electronic, Funk 18/10/2014
A seminal Sydney artist, who conjures wild Italian-disco beats with hot flushes of funk and romance.
A moody, Giorgio Moroder-esque cry out of frustration. Excellent music to drive a corvette to.

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Other tracks by Donny Benét:  Endless
You Beauty - Ann Maree     Rock, Grunge, Sports 01/11/2014
Carried by a punchy back-line and lean, side-stepping guitar melodies, You Beauty are four defeated bench warmers drinking cocktails with tiny umbrellas during a never-ending off season.
An ode to a beautiful girl spotted pitch side at a rugby league game.

ON TOUR:
NOV
VIC/NSW/QLD

Other tracks by You Beauty:  Jersey Flegg  -  Scent Of My Youth
Sarah Mary Chadwick - Am I Worth It     Electronic, Downbeat, Ambience 03/03/2015
New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based, Sarah Mary Chadwick is back with her second solo album. The former Batrider member ventures into lusher territories with her raw honest vocals and chilly synths.
While preserving her distinctive traits of bare skinned honesty and visceral delivery, Am I Worth It pairs Sarah Mary Chadwick's unmistakably raw vocals with chilly synths and an understated hook.

Darts - Westward Bound     Rock, Grunge, Garage 06/03/2015
Darts are Ally Campbell-Smith, PaigeX. Cho, Jessie Fernandez and brothers Angus and Andrew Ayres. The Melbourne five-piece have a melancholic yet aggressive sound with loud-quiet dynamics reminiscent of the 90s.
Their first single ‘Westward Bound’ is everything you want to hear in a song – cat scratch guitar lines, last burst of breathe vocals, subtle waltzing keys, hail stone drumming, and a bass line that kneads you like a deep tissue massage.

Darts - Aeroplane     Rock, Grunge, Garage 16/04/2015
Darts are an indie rock outfit from Melbourne that have a melancholic yet aggressive sound with loud-quiet dynamics reminiscent of the 90s.
'Aeroplane' is a a sweet, dreamy track with an anxious edge which showcases lead vocals from Ally Campbell-Smith. It is the second single to be lifted from Darts debut album 'Below Empty & Westward Bound' out May 15 through Rice Is Nice.

Other tracks by Darts:  Dead
Angie - Out Of Age     Rock, Grunge, Experimental, Garage 07/05/2015
New single 'Out of Age' by Angie is here and it's 3 minutes of absolute glory! Taken from Angie's forthcoming record 'Free Agent' which is slated for a September release.
2015 MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Stephen Goodhew, FBi Radio, Sydney (NSW)

This single is the first to be taken from Angie's exciting new record. It's grunge pop garage bliss! Angie's music exceeds cool and Out Of Age is a great intro and is on repeat in our offices!

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The Laurels - Zodiac K     Rock, Psychedelic, Electronic, Experimental 06/07/2015
Sydney's neo-psych outfit The Laurels are back with ‘Zodiac K’ the newest cut from their upcoming second record, marking an exciting new direction in sound for the band.
'Zodiac K' is the newest cut from The Laurels upcoming second record and marks an exciting new direction in sound for the band. Evolving yet maintaing The Laurels magic signature and sound we've all come to love.

Angie - Down For The Count     Rock, Grunge, Garage, Experimental 27/07/2015
Sydney’s queen of garage Angie delivers her unequivocally badass new single 'Down For The Count', the second off her forthcoming LP 'Free Agent' out September 4.
'Down for the Count', on which Angie plays every instrument besides drums, has no shortage of attitude. In Angie's own words: "There is something unconscious about it. Its about being asleep, but being so wide awake, and really living."

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You Beauty - Same Damn Thing     Rock, Garage, Punk, Pop 11/12/2015
Sydney's post-punk / pub rock outfit You Beauty follow last year's highly acclaimed Jersey Flegg album with another serious ear-tickler: 'Illywhacka', from their upcoming LP of the same name.
Same Damn Thing sounds like the first sunny day after a week-long spring time drenching; it’s like getting 20 bucks out of that scratchy your nan sent on your b’day; it’s simple, affordable pleasure contained in three and a half minutes of walking-pace, shimmering pop music.

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Other tracks by You Beauty:  Illywhacka  -  Everywhere I Wanna Go
Us The Band - Ghoul     Rock, Garage, Punk 23/02/2016
Sonically inspired by Cloud Nothings, Hüsker Dü and Thee Oh Sees, Sydney two piece Us The Band play fast, to the point, garage punk.
Described as "a duelling punk beast" by Rolling Stone, Ghoul is the third single to be taken from Us The Band's forthcoming debut EP 'But Where Do They Go' out Feb 19 via Rice Is Nice.

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Other tracks by Us The Band:  And I Will  -  Fallout
Summer Flake - Make Your Way Back to Me     Rock, Pop, Grunge 12/04/2016
Melbourne-via-Adelaide's Summer Flake, is the lush, harmony-laden solo project of Stephanie Crase, whose former credits nclude No Through Road, Birth Glow, Hit The Jackpot and Batrider.
'Make Your Way Back To Me' is part Sonic Youth, part dream-pop transcendence. A love song of sorts.

2016 SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MUSIC AWARD NOMINEE: Best Female Artist                                

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Cameron Dunsford, PBS 106.7FM, Melbourne (VIC), Chris Cobcroft, 4ZZZ, Brisbane (QLD), Stephen Goodhew, FBi Radio, Sydney (NSW), Andrew Khedoori, 2ser 107.3, Sydney (NSW), Will Backler, RTRFM, Perth (WA)


Other tracks by Summer Flake:  Wine Won't Wash Away  -  Shoot And Score
Sarah Mary Chadwick - Cool It     Electronic, Downbeat, Ambience 07/07/2016
Following her critically acclaimed 9 Classic Tracks, Melbourne-based, Kiwi-spawned, Sarah Mary Chadwick is back with her fourth solo album Roses Always Die due out August 5 via Rice Is Nice.
'Cool It' describes time moving anxiously and casts a character who will help the time pass more painlessly - though 'You know, I'll cool it off, it's fine.' Nothing's going to happen, nothing ever does, roses always die - but they look good for that minute.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK:
Nick Rodwell, 4ZZZ, Brisbane (QLD)
Aeron Clark, Edge Radio, Hobart (TAS)
Andrew Khedoori, 2ser 107.3, Sydney (NSW)

Other tracks by Sarah Mary Chadwick:  Makin It Work
Rebel Yell - Never Perfection     Electronic, Industrial 08/07/2016
Grace Stevenson is the individual behind Rebel Yell, creating brooding, industrial, electronic music. Debut EP 'Mother Of Millions' is out August 19 via Rice Is Nice.
‘Never Perfection’ is the first single to be lifted from Rebel Yell's debut EP 'Mother Of Millions' out August 19 via Rice Is Nice. With it's heavy beats and intelligible lyrics, it is dark, industrial, electronic music you can dance to - but isn't dance music.

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The Laurels - Reentry     Rock, Psychedelic, Experimental 10/08/2016
Known for their mind-blowing live performances, beloved Sydney four-piece The Laurels are back with their highly anticipated sophomore record 'Sonicology' out October 14 through Rice Is Nice.
'Reentry' is the first single to be lifted from The Laurels highly-anticipated sophomore record 'Sonicology' out October 14 on Rice Is Nice. Written with the express intention of being the first song it opens the album with its rollicking drumbeat as church bells ring out over blistering fuzz guitar riffs.

SPOD - Party Of One     Electronic 10/08/2016
Spod: Australia’s superior answer to Andrew W.K; a one man party extravaganza who’s single-minded mission is to get your hips shaking.
Spod was feeling lonely, so he cranked out a new song ‘Party of One’ with an accompanying video about looking for friendship and satisfaction via food and computer tablet technology. Spending a lonely night with his semi-broken synths, Spod created an ode to being forced into some personal time.

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Rebel Yell - Take Away     Electronic, Industrial 12/08/2016
Grace Stevenson is the individual behind Rebel Yell, creating brooding, industrial, electronic music. With a Korg EsX-1 and metal zone pedal in tow Rebel Yell creates a heavy, haunting experience.
Premiered by Stoney Roads, 'Take Away' is a brooding electronic journey of heavy beats and syncopated claps. It is the second single to be taken from Rebel Yell's debut EP 'Mother Of Millions' out August 19 via Rice Is Nice.

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

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Den - Poltergeist     Metal/Punk, Punk 02/09/2016
Den are a post-punk band from Sydney and the newest signing to the Rice Is Nice family.
'Poltergeist' is the first single to be taken from Den's debut self-titled EP out November 11 via Rice Is Nice.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK:
Aeron Clark, Edge Radio, Hobart (TAS), Stephen Goodhew, FBi Radio, Sydney (NSW), Cameron Dunsford, PBS 106.7FM, Melbourne (VIC), Nick Rodwell, 4ZZZ, Brisbane (QLD)

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The Laurels - Hit And Miss     Rock, Psychedelic, Pop 02/09/2016
Known for their mind-blowing live performances, beloved Sydney four-piece The Laurels are back with their highly anticipated sophomore record 'Sonicology' out October 14 through Rice Is Nice.
'Hit And Miss' is the second single taken from The Laurels long-awaited sophomore record out October 14 via Rice Is Nice. 'Hit And Miss' is a sunny guitar-laden track with warbled synths, warped vinyl samples and booming 808 kicks and claps which give the track a hip hop edge.

ON TOUR
OCT-DEC
NSW/QLD/ACT/VIC/WA/TAS