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August River Band - Blue Light     Roots, Folk, Indie 15/11/2019
August River Band are a three piece alternative originals outfit from Brisbane consisting of Eev Ferreira, Lil Burrows, and Gerard Kerr.
"Blue Light" was inspired whilst Eev was being scowled at by "a very gorgeous and very stern Estonian barista", explaining that following the interaction "I considered how we all long for just a little connection. I remembered my own longing as a partner spent much of her time with her nose in her cell phone.

Harvey - Helado     Roots, Pop 15/11/2019
Harvey serves up a cocktail of tropical roots music by mixing acoustic and electronic elements. His feel-good music has been featured on Australian radio, television and film.
Helado is a tropical daydream with feel-good lyrics and Latin grooves.

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Brendan Bonsack - I Once Knew a Doctor     Roots, Alternative, Folk, Indie 08/11/2019
Poet, songwriter and filmmaker, Brendan Bonsack, is a unique voice in the Australian musical landscape. His love of words and storytelling infuse every song.
A track examining the patient/doctor relationship.

James Bennett - Third Time Around     Roots, Indie, Folk, Country 08/11/2019
James Bennett is a singer songwriter/ multi instrumentalist from Newcastle NSW touring Australia for over 8 years a roots/ folk artist inspired by Bob Dylan, Paul Kelly & John Butler.
Third Time Around is a song about the feelings inside a dedicated person, whatever they're trying to achieve in life its hard & you feel like your going backwards. this song is about doing thing over and over again until you either succeed or at least know yourself little better every time.

Other tracks by James Bennett:  Rapunzel  -  Secret Place
Jordan Mac - See The World     Roots, Rock, Blues 08/11/2019
Multi-award winning Australian Progressive-Folk and Roots artist Jordan Mac, known for his virtuosic ability on Twelve-String guitar, Anthemic Vocals and Electronic Percussion
See The World is an upbeat, twelve-string guitar driven ode to roots-music while bringing in edgier flavours of rock with a psychedelic breakdown in the middle.

Recorded on the Gold Coast by producer Matt Bartlem (Jarryd James, Lastlings), it features the virtuosic talent of Ian Peres (Wolfmother, Xavier Rudd) on Synth, Luke Williams (Dead Letter Circus) on Drums.

ANDRE CAMILLERI - Stand Like A Rock     Roots, Country, Blues, Alternative 07/11/2019
Arguably one of Australia's most prolific songwriters, Andre Camilleri blends Country, Alternative and the Blues to create unique sonic landscapes of timeless beauty.
I recently scored a 4 Track Reel to Reel tape machine and tried to writean album in the early 80's vein. Stand like a Rock was the first song I came up with and this recording has been likened by some of my peers to one of my famous namesakes..

Other tracks by ANDRE CAMILLERI:  Devil In The Hole  -  Wonder What I find
Ruby Gilbert - Slave     Roots, Blues, Country, Rock 07/11/2019
Ruby Gilbert, the Brisbane-based songstress is an old soul, and Gympie Muster talent winner.Raw and heart-breaking, her voice evokes an old-time feel, while her lyrics are both strange and endearing.
Slave is about working at a bad fast food job, being a slave to the man and wanting to quit. Ruby Gilbert's latest single is a Vintage Blues/Rock n Roll feel with a modern spin.

Christina Crofts - Callin' Your Name     Roots, Blues, Rock 06/11/2019
With her gritty blues/rock & slide guitar & country tinged vocals its considered a fitting description that Christina Crofts has been described as 'Lucinda Williams meets Rory Gallagher'
A swampy upbeat song with lighthearted reference to the Devil - to be taken more as a code for 'bad boy's in general - But it was inspired by a dream I actually had about the Devil while visiting Tennessee a couple of years ago.

Other tracks by Christina Crofts:  Lookin' Back on You  -  Someone Younger
Archie Roach - Rally Round The Drum (feat. Paul Kelly)     Roots, First Nations, Blues 06/11/2019
It’s an exciting time for Archie Roach, who not only is releasing his memoir and album, but also just won Victorian Australian Of The Year.
On the release of his brand new memoir and album, Archie Roach presents his new single, ‘Rally Round The Drum (feat. Paul Kelly)’. ‘Rally Round The Drum’ was co-written with Paul Kelly when they toured New Zealand together in the early 90s. Now, these two giants of Australian music reunite to finally record the song together.

Matt Joe Gow - Light My Way     Roots, Easy Listening, Country, Alternative 06/11/2019
From Queenscliff festival to boutique Americana festivals, from supporting Chris Isaak to Justin Townes Earle, Matt has built a simmering credibility to go along side the authentic Alt Country tones.
An acoustic version of the sprawling Americana centerpiece from 'Break Rattle And Roll'. 'Light My Way' is a song about letting go of the past in order to find a true connection. In this version, harmonica replaces saxophone, harmonies replace amplifiers as acoustic guitars journey the song back to it's roots.

Zennith - Ancient Warrior     Roots, First Nations, Reggae / Dub, Hip Hop 30/10/2019
Australian Aboriginal roots reggae rockers ZENNITH new album ‘ANCIENT WARRIOR’ is out now. The Official Music Video for the 2nd Single & title track ‘Ancient Warrior’ out on October 25th.
The song Ancient Warrior was written as a tribute to our Ancient Culture and the preservation of our sacred sites. Trying to find a balance of keeping culture alive in modern times. Slowly our sacred sights are being destroyed and swallowed up by developments. It's not only here in Australia, it's a struggle indigenous people face across the world.

Margaret Anne and the Rock It Man - Soul Laid Bare     Roots 25/10/2019
A traveller and inspirer to live and love life, Margaret Anne continually touches her fans and listeners with her inclusive, warm, heartfelt singing and dynamic stage presence.
Aussie style Americana is making a big impact and this tune truly fits the bill. With some brilliant harmonies and guitar playing this is a true standout and awesome debut- think Sheryl Crow meets Kasey Chambers.

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Great Gable - I Swear     Roots, Indie 11/10/2019
Much like Ocean Alley, Lime Cordiale and The Jungle Giants, the music of Great Gable is music to get lost in. Hailing from Perth, the band has emerged with excitement.
Perth’s Great Gable unleash the melodic and evocative ‘I Swear’. Another solid snapshot of the band’s growth and dynamism over the last year, ‘I Swear’ comes jam-packed with honesty in delivery and genuine charm to match.

Xylouris White - Black Sea     Roots, Rock, Alternative, Folk 01/10/2019
Firmly rooted in the past & future, Xylouris White create stunning Cretan music of original & traditional composition, featuring Georgios Xylouris on Cretan laouto/ vocals, Jim White on drum kit.
Xylouris White create a new musical world from traditional and experimental modes, displaying their natural chemistry and sensual dynamics on the second single from forthcoming album The Sisypheans, "Black Sea." Giorgos Xylouris relates the Greek traditional tale of exile to a state of nature with exquisite vocal prowess, augmented by son Nikos' cello playing and Jim White's fluid, expansive drumming.

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Archie Roach - Open Up Your Eyes     Roots, First Nations, Folk 27/09/2019
Indigenous singer-songwriter Archie Roach is one of Australia's most treasured artists. With enormous critical acclaim, Roach has performed with some of the entertainment industries top names.
Archie Roach returns with his new single ‘Open Up Your Eyes’, from his forthcoming album Tell Me Why. It was the first song Archie Roach ever wrote, in the late 1970's during a stint in a St. Kilda rehab facility. But, it has never been recorded until now.

Dusty Miles - Lead Me Home     Roots, Folk, Alternative, Indie 24/09/2019
Out of the swamp and into the wide open country side. Founding member of the moody blues-rock band The Blackwater Fever ventures into new musical territory with his solo project.
A heartfelt song about longing the lose of a loved one.

Other tracks by Dusty Miles:  Where The Road Meets The River  -  Some Fires Won't Die
Fiona Kershaw - Feel Alive     Roots, Country, Rock, Indie 24/09/2019
Fiona Kershaw Indie Folk singer/songwriter based in South West Victoria.
Uplifting middle of the road feeling song with a country/rock band sound with acoustic guitars, bass, live drums and vocals, all recorded by Fiona Kershaw apart from the drums.

Other tracks by Fiona Kershaw:  Rise Above  -  Smoke so thick
Palomino III - Long In The Tooth     Roots, Country, Blues, Country 20/09/2019
East Coast three piece PALOMINO III pack a punch in traditional roots music with stripped back riffs, crackin' vocals and knockout tunes. Their debut EP will be available early 2020.
It doesn't matter who you are or where you're from, eventually we're all going to the same place and we might as well love while we can.

Long In The Tooth is a lively tune with a cheeky equine reference to getting older and loving wholeheartedly.

Declan Kelly - Ocean's Away     Roots, Soul, Reggae / Dub 18/09/2019
Acoustically impeccable and writing each and every song from the heart, Declan Kelly is a timeless musician, not afraid to present his blood, sweat and tears to the word.
Beginning with a sombre guitar riff, Declan opens the album singing about the cold, bitter days and how we can overcome the heaviness of life. With three distinct sections tackling despondency, regaining control and looking forward with positivity, Declan uplifts us with airy vocals and dreamy piano.

Bloomfield and jay orient - Sunday Monday's     Roots, Hip Hop, Electronic / Beats / Industrial 17/09/2019
Bloomfield and jay orient is a collaboration project combining the songs of roots and hip-hop. Glenn Bloomfield and Jake King both come from Northern rivers beach town Cabarita and Pottsville.
Sunday Monday's is so about the chill vibe. Lyrically it explores the idea of pursuing serenity. Understanding what is worth worrying about and what is beyond our control. Bloomfields voice and guitar are soothing and lyrical while jay orients beats, production and spoken word frame perfectly the essence of a Sunday mood.

Other tracks by Bloomfield and jay orient:  Dirty News