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Lauren Hoffman – The Secret Storm

Occasionally a song comes along which attacks your senses like an electric shock. I’ve just been hit by a few thousand volts pulsed from some London internet radio station. Sender of this power surge “The Secret Storm”, song in question “The Dragon” The song has a slow sultry gothic opening, atmospheric screaming, screeching violin strings take over, leading into a…
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NAMM 2016 Wrap-Up by George A. Paul

Each January, music industry professionals from around the world descend upon the Anaheim Convention Center in Southern California for the winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show. It is one of the biggest trade shows in America, with displays of all the latest music gear and technological advancements, performances by rising and established…
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Postblue – I Hope They’re Praying For Me

Not many people take kindly when a band they dig shift gears when it comes to their sound. Could you imagine if AC/DC announced that they were moving into synth pop territory? You’d have Angus Young duck walking across the stage, twiddling a keytar. Actually, that sounds amazing, that should definitely happen this year. But let’s be honest, all the horn-headed purists…
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Confessions of a Music Supervisor

Ever wondered what music supervisors are really thinking? We can help. We’ve invited an established music supervisor to give you that insight with the condition that they remain anonymous. Read this blog post for the inside scoop. Hi. I’m a music supervisor. My confession? I’m an “anti-music” music supervisor. I don’t want the best song for my film and I don’t even…
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If Kevin Parker and Mac Demarco Had Twins They Might Sound a Little Like Toledo Springs

Spun out of collaboration between brothers Nico and Isaac Fitzpatrick after both parted ways with previous bands, Toledo Springs has been kicking around Auckland since 2013. With Nico acting as a frontman and Isaac taking up duties as bassist the pair have also recruited synth wizard Josh Nightingale and percussionist Michael Bullen to round out the band. For their…
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Capital Coast – Spacehead

It’s become blatantly obvious recently that there’s no shortage of musical talent in Wollongong. The past couple of years have seen the south coast pump out some of the most incredible acts floating around at the moment; The Pinheads, The Vanns, Shining Bird. I could rattle off a page full more, but I think you get the gist. One of the more recent additions to this list is five-piece outfit Capital Coast.
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Chris Carmack – Pieces Of You

For a guy who is one of the stars on a show called “Nashville” one might expect its first cast member’s solo record produced by Dan Fowler and recorded at Blackbird studio to be a country album. But on Chris Carmack’s debut EP, “Pieces Of You” there is disproportionately less Music City influence than might be expected. Upon deeper investigation of his career, Carmack’s wide range …
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2016 Sees Release of Eclectic Field of New Titles

Listeners with an eclectic-minded approach to seeking out new music will love the wide-range of releases released in early 2016. Artists: Various. Title: Music From the Motion Picture Joy (ABKCO). You might like if you enjoy: Cream, Ella Fitzgerald, Bee Gees. Tell me more: Whether or not listeners have seen the David O.Russell film “JOY” (starring Jennifer Lawrence), all will enjoy…
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Rosie Lowe Takes a Stand with Her Powerful Woman

England’s Devon County offers much more to the world than its picturesque views and medieval towns; it has gifted us one of 2016’s biggest musical anticipations, artist and feminist, Rosie Lowe. With a trail of acclaimed tracks to her name, Lowe is set to win the hearts of those who are yet to hear her vibes on February 19, with the release of her debut album, Control.
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Art vs Science – Off The Edge of The Earth and Into Forever, Forever

With 2015 being such a massive year for new and exciting Australian music I for one found a lot of seasoned acts flying under my radar. I totally missed the release of Cosmic Pyschos’ return to fine form but more importantly I completely missed the boat on the long awaited second album from Art vs Science, a band that I have had an incredible soft spot for since day one.
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Moonbase Commander – Southpaw

At the end of 2015 Sydney producer Moonbase Commander released a four-track EPSouthpaw, and if you like any form of trap or EDM, this is one not to be missed. Nick Luke has been around making club bangers as Moonbase Commander for a couple of years and all that experience is not wasted here. Recently, he did a triple J mix up exclusive and has two of his…
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David G. Smith – First Love

On First Love, his sixth CD in as many years, David G. Smith reinforces why it’s a good thing there’s an “Americana” designation in the music industry. Because, like any number of artists from Joni Mitchell to Tom Waits, Smith doesn’t really fit a format. It’s hard to compare him to people like James Taylor, Steve Stills, Amos Lee, and other acoustic singer…
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Radiohead’s Spectre is the Song We Wish We Heard in the Movie

December 2015 was rife with anticipation for the new Star Wars movie. Lovers of the franchise were beside themselves with excitement to the point that Christmas was reduced to playing second fiddle as a holiday. Yet amongst the hype, an actual Christmas miracle occurred. Thom Yorke assumed the role of Saint Nic himself and dropped a present into the lap of the music…
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SoundPress.net Presents Sights and Sounds of Note for January 2016

This month, it’s all about new beginnings. Team SoundPress.net officially starts our first full calendar year living and working in Nashville, Tennessee. With that being the case there’s no better way to begin than with one of Music City’s most legendary and iconic performers. 1971 was a good year for Johnny Cash. He was hosting a popular…
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Leslie Cours Mather – That Was The Whiskey

Country songs about drinking hard and making a spectacle of oneself are usually performed by male artists. Sure, Gretchen Wilson and Shelly West may have sung about throwin’ a few back, but the guys are the ones who normally sing about getting embarrassingly hammered. Leslie Cours Mather, though, is ringing in 2016 with “That Was The Whiskey,” a tune about alcohol-fueled barroom…
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5 Ways To Finish the Song You’ve Been Working on Forever

Sometimes songs come easy. You sit down and the whole thing pours out of you almost as if you’re simply transcribing it as it’s handed down to you from the heavens. Those are great but I’ve learned you can’t always count on it working that way. The other side of the coin is when songwriting more closely resembles the extraction of a particularly reluctant wisdom tooth…
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Chronicling Larry “Fuzzy” Knight’s Long, Colorful Music Trip

“Blowin’ Smoke conveys a welcome reminder to all people with a beating heart that putting a smokin’ 4-horn section alongside a burnin’ rhythm section, then layering three charismatic and powerful vocalists, The Fabulous Smokettes, on top of that – all live, intense, soulful, sassy, and powerful – this is music at its most enriching moment. Bandleader Larry “Fuzzy” Knight and…
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The Pros & Cons of Signing A Publishing Deal

For most songwriters in the early stages of their careers, the idea of being hired as a staff songwriter for a publishing company is close to the Holy Grail. It represents that most coveted prize of industry recognition and validation of your talent along with a gateway to cuts, movie placements and any one of a number of other exciting possibilities. However, keep in mind …
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Legends Celebrated Via Wide Range of Releases

Music lovers have a wealth of new releases to celebrate including David Bowie’s inspired “Blackstar” and a number of new multi-format titles now available. Artist: David Bowie. Album: Blackstar (Columbia). You might like if you enjoy: David Bowie, Radiohead. Tell me more: David Bowie celebrated his 69th birthday on January 8, 2016 with the release of his 25th studio…
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Richard Cuthbert Gets a Perfect 10 for Swimming Pool

Australia has a knack for producing fantastic musical talent especially when it comes to indie rock. There is no point listing off as about three to five artists have already come to mind, am I right? This production of talent never ceases. At the rate these bands are popping up you could say we are a factory line for creating artists every 30 seconds then sending them off to take…
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