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Roz Pappalardo - Let It Go     Roots, Country, Blues 20/02/2020
For the best part of two decades, Roz Pappalardo has been shaking things up, challenging perceptions and forging her own direction through the music landscape.
"Let It Go is about wanting to be the change. It’s about a desire to do things differently in my life with bravery and passion. I wrote this song in less than an hour and I feel a like a frickin’ roaring lion when I sing it."

Dcrae - One Love     Roots, Reggae / Dub, R&B, Pop 19/02/2020
Dcrae rapper /songwriter, wears his heart on his sleeve also an artist at Bentley records NYC Dcrae's single Mama has touch Thousands of people around the globe.
One love a track coming out of Lagos Nigeria, Mc professor an international artist has opened up a door to our very own Australian artist Dcrae and together they have made a new track for The start of 2020

the new duo hope to have made a banger!

One love drops with Bentley records on 19/2/20

Happy Valentine's!

Si Wilson - Black Enough     Roots, First Nations, Blues, Pop 19/02/2020
Indigenous songwriter covering many musical styles including Country/Funk/Pop/Reggae and Roots.
Black Enough is a song about my experiences in Australia and my Aboriginality. It explains the constant questions and mis-understanding of my identity.

Other tracks by Si Wilson:  Special  -  Rain's Gonna Fall
Karissa Hambilton - Light At The End Of Darkness     Roots 14/02/2020
After a few years break while getting married and starting a new family Karissa is back with a great new single.
This piano driven track also features full rhythm section with an up-tempo catchy feel. Karissa’s lyrics speak of passion, frustration and loss but resolve into the positive.

Other tracks by Karissa Hambilton:  Utopian Coma
Norgay Tension - I Need Love     Roots, Rock, Country, Pop 10/02/2020
Members of 4 legendary Perth bands, the Elks, Helicopters, Manikins, and Strung Out, unite for the first time as Norgay Tension, and release their debut album, Queueing For Everest.
A rootsy cruise around the block in search of that crazy little thing called love.

Other tracks by Norgay Tension:  Wild Imagination  -  Let Me Stay
True Vibenation - You Don't Love (You Love My Guitar) ft. Sylent Nqo     Roots, Dance, World, Electronic / Beats / Industrial 31/01/2020
True Vibenation combine an irresistible blend of soul and afrobeat backed by big bass, big beats and live horns.
Recorded in a DIY studio in Harare, Zimbabwe, ‘You Don’t Love Me (You Love My Guitar)’ showcases the trio’s distinctive afrobeat sound, mixing traditional Sungura music with modern inflections. Opening with smooth guitar phrases from featured artist Sylent Nqo, the track quickly flows into an energetic mixture of vibrant horns, lively drums, and infectious vocal melodies.

Al Carr - For The Tides     Roots, Folk, Alternative, Rock 29/01/2020
Al's second album, Empty Skies, will be released in early 2020. The album was recorded at Temper Trap Studios. The second single is called For The Tides.
For The Tides featuring Shane Reilly on pedal steel

Mama Kin Spender - Eye of The Storm     Roots, Pop, Blues, Soul 29/01/2020
Danielle Caruana (Mama Kin) & Tommy Spender (Spender), Mama Kin Spender came together in 2016. An inspired, dynamic collaboration pushing each artist to deliver beyond the sum of their parts
Eye of The Storm is a rhythmic and hook-laden roots pop gem from the ARIA nominated duo Mama Kin Spender that is a call to vigilance, raising a red flag to the false sense of security that can arise in the middle of a conflict. An emotionally ominous situation juxtaposed with a joyous vocal refrain and intelligent arrangement and production.

Hussy Hicks - Mountain Peak     Roots, Soul, Blues 24/01/2020
Critically-acclaimed Australian act, Hussy Hicks are a tour-de-force featuring Leesa Gentz’s powerhouse vocals and Julz Parker’s revered guitar-skills with six studio-albums, multiple-awards and more than a thousand live-shows under their-belts.
Uplifting track about 'Shaking off the Lazy' and getting some adventure in your life. This track was a free New Year's Day release from the band to their long time fans.

Blue Child Collective - Golden     Roots, Folk 23/01/2020
Recently crowned West Australian Music’s Best Regional Act for 2019, Margaret River's conscious roots collab Blue Child Collective has powered into 2020 with their mesmerising new single 'Golden'.
Written on a Mt Maunganui sunrise while on tour in NZ, Golden sees BCC blending elements of indie-folk and roots in a similar vein to Crosses by Jose Gonzalez and Bon Iver’s Holocene. Featuring a solid percussion bed, baritone vocals and a singalong of “Harmony with everything, harmony, we all can sing in.”, it's arguably the Collective at their finest.

Jimmi Carr Band - Monkey Kingdom     Roots, Rock, Country, Alternative 16/12/2019
Jimmi Carr Band hail from the Blue Mountains in NSW. Alt-country and groove-driven rock
Monkey Kingdom is a rollicking alt-country / rock song with an off-beat feel.

The term 'monkey kingdom' refers to modern human societies and the state of political and environmental disarray they (we) are in. The track takes a swing at Trump's America, Australia's off shore detention of refugees and the global climate crisis.

Otherwise, it's just plain good fun!

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Other tracks by Jimmi Carr Band:  Already Gone
Headphones Jones - Hectic Zebra     Roots, World, Soul, Jazz 10/12/2019
Nine-piece party extravaganza that perform high energy, feel good dance music with a blend of funk, afrobeat and afro-latin flavours.
Hectic Zebra is a Funk-Afrobeat instrumental ride that builds from steady groove into flange-filled drum solos at the climax!

Mossy Fogg - Spider Song     Roots, Alternative, Folk 10/12/2019
Down 'n dirty blues, folk and rock with more growl than a Mississippi swamp dog, Perth swamp lords Mossy Fogg have got the good medicine to cure what ails you.
Spider Song, set for official release Friday November 15th, has been a crowd favourite and a staple of live shows for a long while now and will be the first studio release from Mossy Fogg in almost 5 years.

Dominique - Stay     Roots, Blues 08/12/2019
This is my debut EP, Keep it Simple, wanted my first release to be just me and my guitar... Hope you like it!
Stay is about finding your happy place, for me it was a person but it can be whatever you want

Other tracks by Dominique:  Windswept  -  Red
Paladin - That's The Way It Is     Roots, Country, Pop, Easy Listening 06/12/2019
Paladin an Australian singer/songwriter who releases his own music independently. He is a multi-instrumentalist who plays drums, guitars, bass and keyboards.
The song describes the reality of modern living and how it is easy to lose yourself despite the congestion of urban living. It also laments how it is possible to remain invisible despite the people around you.

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Benny D Williams - Love Is     Roots, Reggae / Dub, Indie, Rock 29/11/2019
Enigmatic underground looping artist Benny D Williams is an entertainment powerhouse, multi-instrumentalist and audio production wizard based in a rundown beachside shack on the Gold Coast.
This song is about the observations of love

Other tracks by Benny D Williams:  Together We Can  -  Cities Of Gold
Robert Cini - Staying at Home     Roots, Folk, Pop, Rock 29/11/2019
Award-winning singer/songwriter Robert Cini’s deeply melodic songs infusing multiple genres accompany a truly unique aura on stage and ability to capture audiences and passes by with his powerful soulful voice
'Staying at Home' is the opening track off the debut album 'Imaginary Fun'. It was written when Robert was living in a tiny 2 bed flat in Brisbane City. The song touches on social anxiety and feeling like you want to get out but there is this terrifying underlying thing stopping you!

Other tracks by Robert Cini:  Running  -  Get You Back
Headphones Jones - Snackfruit     Roots, Latin, Jazz, World 18/11/2019
Nine-piece collective that perform high energy, feel good dance music with a blend of funk, afrobeat and afro-latin flavours.
An afrofunk journey through Latin America featuring hypnotic rhythms and sweltering horn solos, broken up with a shimmering guitar interlude. The track features influences from Cumbia, Salsa, Rumba and Maracatu.

Featuring guest artist Carlos Meza playing the Guacharaca and field recordings from Cuba in the intro recorded by the artist.

Other tracks by Headphones Jones:  Gym Junkie  -  Teach Me
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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