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Sally Chicane - Buy Me a Trophy     Rock, Punk 20/03/2019
We're a four piece punk/rock band hailing from Australia's capital. With a 50/50 split of male/female after welcoming our American ex-pat drummer Alicia, we make some great music together.
With a pinch of reggae for an intro, "Trophy" (as we affectionately call it) soon launches into it's pop/punk vibe. It's a tongue in cheek song about taking leisure pursuits too seriously.

Other tracks by Sally Chicane:  No Songs Are Written About Me  -  1989
Dande and The Lion - Stardust     Rock, Easy Listening, Live Performance 20/03/2019
Dande and The Lion is a 5 piece female-fronted indie-rock band from Sydney. The band have been charming the music scene with captivating harmonies and powerful rhythms since their debut.
The track is inspired by Professor Brian Cox’s quote “we are the cosmos made conscious and life is the means by which the universe understands itself.” Begging the listener to question their place in life and the universe at a larger scale, “Stardust” explores our ability to learn, adapt and evolve through life.

Funk Dancing For Self Defence - Pretend     Rock, Grunge, Punk, Pop 20/03/2019
3 young gentlemen from Werribee making loud, angsty in-your-face punk rock, just like ma' used to make.
Pretend is FDFSD’s most polished release to date. With help of producer Jon Grace and recorded at Brunswick’s Homesurgery Studios, Pretend is a glossy sing-a-long tune about the inner struggle for motivation and struggling to keep things together. The song features a huge, crushing chorus written to get punters chanting along.

Garden Island - Self-Destruction Blues     Rock, Garage, Grunge 20/03/2019
4 Piece Alternative Rock band out of Fremantle Western Australia. Garden Island's Second EP "Self-Destruction Blues" set to be released 15th of March 2019.
Upbeat energetic rock song with punchy guitar and synth riffs. The song describes early adulthood with vivid lyrics describing the bands hometown of Western Australia.

Other tracks by Garden Island:  Built  -  Stitch Me Up
Kirin J Callinan - The Whole of the Moon     Rock 20/03/2019
Following two albums of inimitable, challenging pop music that garnered global acclaim and marked him as entirely unique, a singular talent, Kirin J Callinan is back.
“The Whole of the Moon” is a melodramatic, heart wrenching rendition of the original, coming off as the theme song to the greatest 80s sitcom you never saw. The intro was improvised by Drew Erickson while the outro borrows from Bruce Hornsby’s “That’s Just The Way It Is.”

Last Lions - Sleep Forever     Rock, Punk, Garage, Grunge 20/03/2019
Alt punk from Perth, for fans of Smith Street, Hockey Dad & Slowly Slowly.
"Last Lions have been performing the track since their early days, playing gigs in their mates’ backyards. The song carries years of experience, and in those years, the band have built a truly captivating sound for themselves." - Happy Mag.

Sleep Forever is about not knowing exactly why you're unhappy, and therefore not knowing how to fix it.

Laura Imbruglia - Carry You Around     Rock, Pop, Garage, Folk 20/03/2019
Laura Imbruglia has been releasing records since the early noughties. With broad music taste, she has covered almost all genres from folk to throat-tearing punk, dark country and psychedelic rock.
Carry You Around’ gives a nostalgic sound of 90s indie rock. Imbruglia showcases unique lyrical insights with punchy vocals backed by jangly guitars and bass player Kelly Dingeldei flawless harmonies. ‘Carry You Around’ is the perfect segway to the impending release of the forthcoming LP 'Scared Of You'.

moonglue - DSM-V     Rock 20/03/2019
frenetic hooks, thick vocal melodies and obscure sound manipulation. moonglue is a psychrock project where guitars are played like pianos
DSM-V is another sonic experiment; an attempt to turn a straight up rock n roll song into something odd, dizzying and synthetic. Listen closely for stilted delays and ear-churning digital noises. Lyrically, the song describes the confusion one may feel when offered an odd mental illness diagnosis by a GP who has known you for all of 15 minutes.

Other tracks by moonglue:  Soft Creature  -  Blue Moon
Patient Lounge - All You Want     Rock, Pop, Metal, Jazz 20/03/2019
Brisbane Rock four-piece Patient Lounge (formerly known as Therapist) offer a fresh spin on Aussie Progressive Rock/Prog Pop-Rock music, masterfully combining innovative instrumentation, dominant vocals and zealous energy.
A song of desire for more, 'All You Want' explores the relationship between 4/4 and 5/4 time signatures, with an evolving sound that serves as a fitting representation of the distinct variety that Patient Lounge has to offer. The track opens with an alluring pop introduction that journeys through pop-rock stylings to reach its heavier prog-rock conclusion.

RAT!Hammock - Ghost     Rock 20/03/2019
Somewhere between the lo-fi bedroom pop of Alex G and the classic 90s sound of Pavement lie Melbourne four-piece RAT!hammock.
Brand new single 'Ghost' premiered recently on triple j!

St Joan - Wolf Child     Rock, Blues, Psychedelic 20/03/2019
Drawing influence from the story-telling of Jeff Buckley and sinister melodies of Radiohead, Sydney trio St Joan fuse psychedelia, blues, indie and folk to create vulnerable and dynamic music.
He’s a blood sucking, cold-hearted killer that’s after her taste and with a full moon out, you better heed St Joan’s warning and run while you still can. The blues rock trio narrate this chilling story of “Wolf Child” - will she escape or will she become yet another victim?

Synthetics - Skin on Skin     Rock, Punk, Garage, Metal 20/03/2019
Peter Bramley - guitar Emma Dunstan - vocals Steve Patrick - bass Ash Wyatt - drums
Synthetics’ debut is awash with noise and thunder. While carving out their own path, the band pays homage to seminal bands such as Flipper, Godflesh and Scratch Acid.

Other tracks by Synthetics:  Sweet Nothings
The Know - Lay Down     Rock, Roots 20/03/2019
The Know are a collection of moody midnight rockers from Sydney's inner-west specialising in rumbling groovers and howling hip-twisters. By name they are Dugald, Sam, Charles, Nicky, and Jim.
'Lay Down' is a force. From intimate beginnings, tender vocals and piano, the song climbs into open choruses that howl and cry.

Other tracks by The Know:  Carnivore  -  Looking the Other Way
The Laurels - Monkey On My Back     Rock, Psychedelic 20/03/2019
The Laurels are a neo-psychedelic four-piece based in Sydney's Inner West.
‘Monkey On My Back’ combines raw guitars and layered harmonies that are driven by a soulful rhythm section. The track sees the band regain the energy they captured on Mesozoic, the pop sensibilities displayed on Plains, and the hip-hop production aesthetic developed on Sonicology.

tomtom - Better Know Better     Rock 20/03/2019
'tomtom' is songwriter-producer and musical all rounder William Tom. His background ranges from singing opera to african drumming. Now tomtom has returned to the 90s alt-rock of his childhood.
Better Know Better is about cognitive dissonance, holding opposing views or beliefs at the same time, or acting in ways that contradict the things you are thinking or feeling. The song is about knowing what the “good” decision is, but being torn between actually acting that way or leaning into a bad decision that seems to have a stronger sway.

Beyond These Fields - Fight!     Rock, Instrumental, Soundscapes, Electronic 18/03/2019
Synth Rock party jams for the apocalypse! Beyond These Fields is a new project by instrumentalist/sound designer Dan West (Cookin' On 3 Burners) and drummer Rory McDougall (The Putbacks).
Fight! by Beyond These Fields is an upbeat instrumental banger recalling the challenging stages of vintage arcade games from the 80s. Drawing you into an analogue vortext of Dan West's crusty Roland and Moog syntheseizers and ever evolving crunchy acoustic drums of Rory McDougall. Building and tweaking from here to oblivion!

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Good Pash - A Yacht in Sydney Harbour     Rock, Folk 18/03/2019
Sydney four piece bringing the slacker rock vibes. Catchy guitar melodies, check. Sarcastic stream of consciousness vocals, check. Casually hitting the fuzz pedal for the rocking chorus, check.
Whimsical tune about living in share houses and being young with a big ego and doing whatever you want. The tone is lighthearted and a little bit nasty, with bright crackling rhythm guitar and smooth gentle lead. A song to make you feel hopeful, nostalgic, and a little bit like you’re being made fun of.

Radio88 - My Turn     Rock, Grunge 18/03/2019
Radio88 are a Melbourne based band with a unique and distinct style of music that blends rock with blues and overtones of Jazz.
My turn is a rock/grunge track written about dealing with people in the customer service industry. Featuring big dynamic changes and an intense guitar solo.

Steve Saxton - Emmaline     Rock, Alternative Country 16/03/2019
Early in his career Steve was “Unearthed” by Triple J the first Unearthed CD alongside other winners like Grinspoon as part of the prize.
A dance floor fluffer leaves her life in the city to settle down.

Other tracks by Steve Saxton:  Face of it all  -  Been Here Before
Sally Chicane - Buy Me a Trophy     Rock, Punk, Pop 15/03/2019
We're a four piece punk/rock band hailing from Australia's capital. With a 50/50 split of male/female after welcoming our American ex-pat drummer Alicia, we make some great music together.
With a pinch of reggae for an intro, "Trophy" (as we affectionately call it) soon launches into it's pop/punk vibe. It's a tongue in cheek song about taking leisure pursuits too seriously.

Other tracks by Sally Chicane:  No Songs Are Written About Me  -  1989