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Scatterback - One Way World     Rock, Funk 17/07/2019
Scatterback are a three piece outfit who have been delivering their own brand of addictive funk infused high energy rock around the music venues of Perth since August last year
Written in early 2019, "One Way World" has been played around Perth's best music venues such as, The Rosemount, Aardvark, The Sewing Room and Mojos before being recorded, mixed & mastered all at Poons Head Studios in April/May. Happy Mag published a review of the debut release commenting on how "Scatterback deliver a dynamic slice of genre-bending brilliance".

Bakers Eddy - Can't Afford It     Rock 16/07/2019
Melbourne via Wellington’s favourite punks, Bakers Eddy return with new single ‘Can’t Afford It’, a cheeky punk rock anthem!
"’Can't Afford It’ is a song about living pay check to pay check and trying to make ends meet. I wrote it in my bedroom after coming home from the supermarket, on a budget of $3.50, still managed to make a dope lentil Bolognese,” explains front man Ciarann Babbington.

Bathhouse - Past the Dark Star     Rock, Psychedelic, Pop 16/07/2019
Project by Melbourne based musician and producer Cameron Frew, creating steamy, dreamy, melancholic post-psychedelia.
Past the Dark Star is an empathetic exploration of isolation, directionlessness and mental health issues synonymous with having everything but a drive to do anything. Touching on existentialist themes, it seeks to connect to the listener by questioning it’s very own apathy with apathy.

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DZ Deathrays - Year of the Dog     Rock 16/07/2019
Teaming up with The Bronx front man Matt Caughthran ‘Year Of The Dog’ is a pedal to the floor thrash-party banger.
Teaming up with The Bronx front man Matt Caughthran ‘Year Of The Dog’ is a pedal to the floor thrash-party banger.

Adding his distinctive scream to the track, “Matt from The Bronx, one of our all-time favourite bands, drove an hour from his house, came into the vocal booth and nailed his part on, like, the first go,” laughs Shane.

Dumb Things - Today Tonight     Rock, Pop 15/07/2019
Brisbane indie rock purveyors Dumb Things have patented a distinctive modern sunburnt pop aesthetic which owes a debt to That Striped Sunlight Sound pioneered by Queensland forebears like The Go-Betweens.
Brisbane band Dumb Things return with the first taste of their sophomore album Time Again, lead single Today Tonight polishing their patented sunburnt pop to a sheen whilst retaining the edges. Luminous guitars swirl, underpinned by lyrics casting a simultaneously romantic/cynical eye on the work, TV, sleep, repeat cycle.

Pete Hachel - Home Again     Rock, Acoustic, Blues, Pop 15/07/2019
Pete Hachel is a Melbourne singer and guitarist. A true rock guy but you can also hear the jazz and blues come through too.
Home Again is a true Acoustic Rock song about coming back to where you began. About familiar places, familiar people and becoming what you once were. It's good to be Home Again.

Other tracks by Pete Hachel:  Pete's Blues  -  Lay Me Down
Voodoo In Blue - Dysthymia     Rock, Psychedelic, Britpop 15/07/2019
Voodoo in Blue are a five-piece outfit mastering the balance of old and new - an Australian-US collaboration with their own studio and close to 100 penned songs
This first single release, Dysthymia, was written by Kyle McMenemy in 2016 and recorded by the band in their studio in 2018. This song is about overcoming long term depression. In this way, the song has a paradoxical music theme; in being somewhat dark musically in one sense but with a bright beat and positive lyrics in the other.

Plastik Reality - Fancy Dressed     Rock, Garage 14/07/2019
5-piece band comprised of the classic format of dual guitars, bass, drums and a front-man. The band was birthed in the early months of 2018.
Fancy Dressed is Plastik Reality's first single release!

Bianca Blackhall - White Leather     Rock, Alternative Country, Pop 12/07/2019
Bianca Blackhall is a singer/songwriter from nipaluna/Hobart. She shares her distinctly Australian stories through mercurial poeticism to the backing of her ragtag country infused, pub-rock band.
A dreamy, mid-tempo, Outback anthem. Bacardi, dirt bikes and cashed up Bogans. This is the song that plays on the jukebox at the end of the night and the only person left to dance with is your Ex. You oblige...

Other tracks by Bianca Blackhall:  Iron Ore  -  Sharks
Club Yorke - To Love Someone Deeply     Rock, Pop 12/07/2019
After a name change at the end of 2018, the release of their single, ‘Stop The Bleeding’ and an East-Coast tour, Club Yorke have returned with ‘To Love Someone Deeply’.
‘To Love Someone Deeply’ is about learning to love and let someone in. It was co-produced by the bands frontman Sam Burtt (AKA Sam Phay) and Malcolm Besley (Northeast Party House, City Calm Down). Whilst the drums were recorded in a studio, the rest of the song was produced and recorded in a bedroom and wardrobe at Sams' home studio.

Coen Cashin & Mark Cashin - Move Your Body     Rock 12/07/2019
NSW Central Coast musician, Mark Cashin, has recorded the last song his son Coen was working on before his tragic passing.
Some classic synthy 80's disco starts this track before Mark's voice picks up the vibe with a summer reggae/pop feel and back to retro disco for the chorus. Some signature funky electric guitar rounds this out so as not stray far from Mark's roots.

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Colin Lillie - We Got Love     Rock, Alternative Country, Blues 12/07/2019
Known for his passion and one-of-a-kind voice, Australia’s favorite NT based gypsy Scotsman Colin Lillie is set to release “We Got Love” on July 26.
About believing in yourself no matter how life kicks you, Real change is only relevant to the individual because no one really wants to know about the past, only the present. “We Got Love” is also about coming to peace with your past and walking down the new road with confidence

David Taylor - Battered     Rock, Pop 12/07/2019
Sydney pop-indie singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, David Taylor, is one of Australia’s most promising young artists. At 21 years young, David already has an impressive musical resume.
Co-written by David and multi-platinum selling and ARIA Award winning Producer Peter Holz (Vance Joy/Peking Duk/Gang Of Youths), “Battered” is a song about the entrapment of being in an abusive relationship and not having the strength to leave. The track has been shortlisted for the 2019 Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition alongside Dean Lewis, Morgan Evans and more.

Fierce Mild - Death's Kingdom     Rock, Experimental, Psychedelic, Atmospheric 12/07/2019
Fierce Mild are an act that draws as much inspiration from cinema, visual art, Australian Noir and Victorian history to craft their intricate brand of Post-Electro Cinematic Art Rock.
A suicidal contemplation, an attempt to escape the physicality of Dasein through a visit to an after life. All lessons in 'heaven' are ignored and the mind returns to the body convincing yourself that there is no god, or no one that can see any of your actions - giving you impunity for the actions that you take on earth.

Four Lions - Gone     Rock, Alternative Country, Australian Indigenous, Country 12/07/2019
AUSTRALIAN band Four Lions started as a solo vehicle for Bendigo-based singer-songwriter Shann Lions in December 2014, after he emerged from an eight-year musical hiatus.
"Gone" combines classic rock with touches of alt-country, embellished with flourishes of Hammond organ, courtesy of keys man Stephen Briggs, who also contributes the song’s gorgeous grand piano outro. And lead guitarist Keith MacQueen unleashes a barrage of his trademark meaty riffs in the bridge to keep the rock flag flying high.

Heinous Crimes - Valley     Rock, Psychedelic, Experimental, Instrumental 12/07/2019
4 piece psych outfit from Adelaide, inspired by elements of Alt-rock, post-rock and kraut-rock and other psychedelic goodness.
Valley is a brooding smoke-filled track that clouds your mind, sending shivers down your spine for a full seven minutes. Meandering in a dreamy state and is as arid and foreboding as the dark landscape featured on the cover. There’s an intense heat that permeates from this song. You can practically feel yourself begin to perspire by the four-minute mark.

Oxford's Collar - Rewind     Rock, Pop 12/07/2019
With raw honest vocals, head bobbing grooves and melody heavy guitars, Oxford's Collar deliver all the favourite pop-rock and punk sensibilities wrapped in a neat little indie 3-piece package.
Rewind is what happens when you wonder how different things could have been if you'd have walked a different path, spoken a different truth, sung a different song and become a different person.

Polymer - Believers     Rock, Pop, Rock 12/07/2019
Polymer is the coming together of three seasoned rock musicians; Anthony Semrani, Constantine Kotsiras and Adam Barns. With their combined powers, they've created their own brand of brandishing rock music.
Brandishing polished rock melodies, yearning vocals and tight execution of modern rock and indie sounds, Sydney’s Polymer debuts their new single ‘Believers’. Taken from the band’s forthcoming debut LP Zealots Box and ensuing NSW shows, ‘Believers’ was recorded in an abandoned warehouse in Sydney.

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Psychedelic Porn Crumpets - Hymn For A Droid     Rock, Psychedelic 12/07/2019
“Australia’s next great psych band” - DIY
"This track reminds me of a Rhino at full charge, I was absolutely cranking it while recording. Pretty sure my housemates didn't get any sleep the week it was being crafted. The lyrics were based on the end of a relationship those months you're questioning where your life will end up and if you're making the right decisions." Jack McEwan

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Street Pieces - Cthulhu     Rock 12/07/2019
Biography Heavy riffs, soaring vocals and relentless grooves rain over you as Street Pieces deliver a hard -hitting rock overload infused with blues and swagger.
With a sound as massive as the godlike sea creature it’s written about, Street Pieces unleash a relentless rock anthem that swells and breaks over you, swallowing you like ferocious ocean wave. Drawing from the eternally dark riffs of Sabbath, core shaking drums of Zeppelin and chronicled by soaring vocals comes a perennial anthem fit for the halls of rock.