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Cloves - California Numb     Pop, Industrial 26/05/2017
Cloves is on a mission to make music to remember. The young Melbourne-born, London-based singer/songwriter/producer returns with new single, California Numb, which combines earth-shattering vocals & honest verses to savour.
“California Numb is about catching yourself off guard” explains Cloves, continuing “It’s about the moment you realise you’re becoming somebody you don’t want to be, the idea of losing yourself in something or someone else you shouldn't be influenced by, and having to claw yourself back”

The Preatures - Girlhood     Rock, Pop, Industrial 26/05/2017
With two acclaimed EPs to their name, The Preatures - Isabella Manfredi (vocals/keys), Jack Moffitt (lead guitar), Thomas Champion (bass) and Luke Davison (drums/percussion) - are Australia’s freshest music export.
‘Girlhood’ is driving and infectious; a call-to-arms for young women to become the heroine of their own story.

Singer Isabella “Izzi” Manfredi demands “Give me heroism, give me what is mine” with the knowing nonchalance you might expect from Chrissie Hynde or Chrissy Amphlett.

2017 ARIA AWARD NOMINEE: Best Rock Album 'Girlhood'

Peter Coleman-Wright and Nexas Quartet - Ballade vom angenehmen     Classical 16/05/2017
Coleman-Wright is regarded as one of the world’s leading baritones, with a stellar career in leading concert halls such as the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden & Sydney Opera House.
The arrangement of this track for baritone and saxophone quartet reflects a combination that would have been familiar to the clubs and bars where much of this music was first performed.

Other tracks by Peter Coleman-Wright and Nexas Quartet:  Mack the Knife
Bernard Fanning - Isn't It A Pity     Rock, Acoustic, Folk 02/05/2017
Bernard Fanning has accumulated one of the most celebrated and distinct songbooks on the Australian rock spectrum; charting a course from creation to an interactive live experience like no other.
‘Isn’t It A Pity’ is the first official single release from Bernard Fanning’s forthcoming album, ‘Brutal Dawn’. ‘Isn’t It A Pity’ looks at the gap between memory and reality, neatly shifting between mellow verses and a glorious chorus driven by a funky soul groove.

2017 ARIA AWARD NOMINEE: Best Adult Contemporary Album 'Brutal Dawn'

2018 APRA MUSIC AWARD NOMINEE: Blues & Roots Work Of The Year

Running Touch - Don't Tell Me It's True     Electronic, Dance, Experimental 25/04/2017
The mysterious artist from Melbourne has grown from an industry whisper to one of the most esteemed and talented new acts to hit the Australian dance music circuit.
Following the release of new single ‘Lovely’ in February, Running Touch’s debut EP ‘A Body Slow’ is out now, releasing new track ‘Don’t Tell Me It’s True’. The EP landed at #1 on iTunes Electronic Chart and features previous singles ‘Courtesy Of’, ‘Aubrey’, and ‘Lovely’, tallying over 2.2M Spotify streams.

Dean Lewis - Need You Now     Blues/Roots, Acoustic, Rock 04/04/2017
Sydney based singer-song writer Dean Lewis is newly signed to Island Australia/Universal Music Australia.
‘Need You Now’ is the second single from Dean Lewis, taken from his forthcoming debut EP (late April). The song follows his first single ‘Waves,' which since its release, has hit over 7.2M streams globally, 740K video views, #6 on Australian Spotify viral chart & Top 30 on iTunes Australia.

Running Touch - Lovely     Electronic, Dance, Experimental 04/04/2017
The mysterious artist from Melbourne has grown from an industry whisper to one of the most esteemed and talented new acts to hit the Australian dance music circuit.
‘Lovely’ was written and recorded by RT, and was "...Something I wanted to work on in my music...a weak point for me is ‘meaning’. Not that my songs lack meaning, but it’s more about trying to be more 'objective' rather than subjective and vague for the sake of pretty words.”

Raised By Eagles - Shape & Line     Country, Alternative Country 21/03/2017
Melbourne’s Raised By Eagles comprises Luke Sinclair (guitar/harmonica/vocals), Nick O’Mara (guitar/lap steel/mandolin/vocals), Luke Richardson (bass/backing vocals) and Johnny Gibson (drums, percussion, backing vocals).
RAISED BY EAGLES are about to kick-off 2017 with the launch of their brand new single, ‘Shape & Line’ from their forthcoming album, to be released by ABC Music. Recorded and produced by Shane O’Mara at Yikesville, ‘Shape & Line’ reflects an excitingly bigger, more electrified sound.

Melbourne Ska Orchestra - Escher     Funk/Soul, Ska 04/03/2017
Melbourne Ska Orchestra are an ARIA Award-winning ska band from Melbourne, Australia. The group has up to 36 members; led by bandleader Nicky Bomba, formerly of the John Butler Trio.
Escher, the new single from the Melbourne Ska Orchestra, shows the band in full hybrid flight, exploring new melodies and grooves. Escher is the third single from the Aria Award winning Sierra-Kilo-Alpha out now on FOUR FOUR.

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Elena Kats-Chernin & Tamara-Anna Cislowska - Unsent Love Letters     Classical 25/02/2017
Soviet-born Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin displays her trademark eclectic elegance as she collaborates with acclaimed Australian pianist Tamara-Anna Cislowska on 26 meditative and passionate piano miniatures inspired by Erik Satie.
Music that ranges from seductive orientalism to hypnotic melodies reminiscent of the ground-breaking, transcendent beauty of Erik Satie’s own piano pieces.

Other tracks by Elena Kats-Chernin & Tamara-Anna Cislowska:  Maple in the Evening  -  Dance in 7/4
Mista Savona - Carnival feat. Solis & Randy Valentines     Reggae/Dub, Hip Hop, World 25/02/2017
Mista Savona (born Jake Dominic Savona) is a highly regarded Reggae, Dancehall and Hip-hop producer and keyboardist based in Melbourne, Australia.
The first single lifted from the HAVANA MEETS KINGSTON project is ‘Carnival', featuring Jamaican born vocalist Randy Valentine and Cuban singer Solis. Bursting with energy and originality, the song is set to become a dance floor anthem for a new generation of urban, reggae, hip-hop and world music lovers.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Cameron Dunsford, PBS 106.7FM, Melbourne (VIC)

Polish Club - Come Party     Rock, Soul, Garage 18/02/2017
The howling Sydney rock-soul duo - Novak (vocals and guitarist) and John-Henry (drums) - are set to release highly anticipated debut album Alright Already on March 31.
‘Come Party’ is like a rope tied to your hips which jerks your body sideways in double time. All sweat-spattered drum-skins, grunting hyper-agitated guitar, it’s exhilarating garage-soul that makes your blood fizz and your ears sing like a trash can falling down a set of concrete stairs.

2017 ARIA AWARD NOMINEE: Best Rock Album 'Alright Already'

Vera Blue - Private     Electronic, Atmospheric 18/02/2017
She’s evolved from the sweet-voiced girl on the Sydney music scene to the strong, confident and in-demand collaborator who made her mark twice on the triple j Hottest 100
On 'Private', it’s a new sound, a new attitude for Vera Blue.
“It’s basically about wanting someone you can’t have, whether they’re a best friend, a celebrity. You’re basically falling for someone you can’t go for...It’s the fantasy of wishing you could be with someone but you can’t.”

2017 ARIA AWARD NOMINEE: Best Pop Release 'Perennial'

David Robertson / Sydney Symphony Orchestra - The Firebird (Original 1910 version) - Introduction     Classical, Cover Version 11/02/2017
Under their Chief Conductor David Robertson, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra present a stunning live account of three seminal works: Stravinsky’s The Firebird, Petrushka and The Rite of Spring.
Shifting between supernatural exoticism and folk simplicity, the track's various musical elements effectively conjure images of Kastchei’s realm and Prince Ivan's encounter with the mythical Firebird.

Other tracks by David Robertson / Sydney Symphony Orchestra:  The Firebird (Original 1910 version) - The Princesses Plead for Mercy
Imogen Clark - Drawing Hearts     Country, Alternative Country, Acoustic 06/02/2017
Sydney singer songwriter Imogen Clark has been making a name for herself within the Australian alt-country music scene, recently being nominated for Best New Oz Artist at the CMC awards.
Imogen releases the new video for her single 'Drawing Hearts', the third single from debut album Love & Lovely Lies. With freewheeling country-rock swagger and playful 70's pop-hooks, 'Drawing Hearts' shows that Imogen isn’t afraid to embrace pop-sensibilities, marrying them to the more organic and roots-based side of her songwriting.

Other tracks by Imogen Clark:  You'll Only Break My Heart
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Shunske Sato - Violin Concerto No. 4 in D minor (Niccolo Paganini)     Classical, Cover Version 26/01/2017
The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra break new ground with their latest album, exploring the music of three of the Romantic era’s greatest composers with Japanese-American violin star Shunske Sato.
A scintillating performance of 'Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 4' by Sato, combined with the period instruments of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, will be welcome internationally as a rare recording on the instruments that Paganini himself would have known.

Other tracks by Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, Shunske Sato:  String Symphony No. 3 in E minor (Felix Mendelssohn)  -  From Holberg’s Time – Suite in the Olden Style (Edvard Grieg)
Jayson Gillham, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy - 3 Rondo     Classical, Cover Version 26/01/2017
Young London-based Australian pianist Jayson Gillham returns home for this Beethoven-themed collaboration with legendary conductor and pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy.
Gillham's performance engages with the full resonance and beauty of the music whilst offering fresh poetry and nuance. As conductor, Ashkenazy brings all the insight and coherence he has gained through multiple recordings and performances of the work as one of the most respected pianists of our time.

Cloves - Better Now     Blues/Roots, Folk, Industrial 23/11/2016
With only one EP to her name, Cloves has enjoyed one of the best introductions to the music industry in 2016, including Coachella, Lollapalooza and US tour with James Bay.
The track was written in February of this year over the course of a single day in London alongside her long-term writing collaborator Justin Parker (Banks, Bat For Lashes). Fresh from returning home to Melbourne she created the song which is about "feeling misunderstood and claustrophobic in a relationship."

Bag Raiders - Beat Me To The Punch (Feat. Mayer Hawthorne)     Pop, Electronic, Funk, House 19/11/2016
LA-based Australian electronic-duo Bag Raiders (Jack Glass and Chris Stracey) are back with the release of their latest track 'Beat Me To The Punch' featuring Grammy nominated singer Mayer Hawthorne.
The track features a triple dose of infectious and radiant electronic-pop that dances across the spectrum. By combining playful melodies with sophisticated pop elements and lyrical introspection, the single perfectly blends their classic house-style with a swinging and looping soul inspired vocal to produce something more dynamic and classically song-based.

Thundamentals - Think About It     Hip Hop, Pop 19/11/2016
Since forming in the Blue Mountains, Australian hip-hop artists Thundamentals (DJ Morgs, Tuka, PonCho and Jeswon) have built a solid fan base across the country, renowned for their live performances.
“For me, it's a song about falling in love with a very powerful woman and allowing her to see your vulnerabilities. Also, it's about understanding that everyone feels lonely at some point in their life, in that regard all we can do is feel like everyone else.” - Tuka.

2018 APRA MUSIC AWARD NOMINEE: Urban Work Of The Year