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Dik Banovich – Acoustic Roots & Blues

Banovich is mostly a Scot with an unlikely name for a member of the tartan clan. Originally from Chicago, he moved to Scotland as a kid, living in the industrial heartland, and home of some of the most interesting music, in Glasgow before moving North to live in the Highlands where he was a notable figure in the burgeoning folk music world. Now based in France…
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Sam Shinazzi – Forever & For Now

Somewhere in Sydney, hidden deep beneath aspiring rappers spitting rhymes about their ex’s and every local DJ’s latest chill house mix, Sam Shinazzi picks up his acoustic guitar. Now I’m not saying these fine musicians aren’t creating something special for the future of our music industry, but I’d just like to take a moment to appreciate what feels like the…
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Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly

It has been a brutal three years, but the long awaited album is finally here. Yes the day has come, the hills are alive and Kendrick Lamar is back. Firstly, whether or not To Pimp a Butterfly is better than good kid, m.A.A.d city is a hard question to answer. Like good kid, m.A.A.d city, it showcases Kendrick’s masses of talent and personality. With 16 tracks it is…
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Interview with Winterbourne

As they embark on their maiden headline tour Jordan Brady and James Draper from Winterbourne chat about their busking days in Pitt Street Mall, growing as a folk band in an electronic dominated world and recording new material. That’s not before consuming a hefty amount of donuts before our interview.
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Six Albums That Sound Nothing Like Their Covers

“Don’t judge a book by it’s cover” is the kind of phrase you use when you’re trying to G your mate up for coming along on a double date with a hot girl who, unfortunately has a less than impressive looking friends. What is a cover for unless to give an accurate representation of what’s inside? Now, I know not all album covers can be as perfectly on brief…
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Interview and Video from Lëura

The incredibly talented Lëura recently released her stunning debut album recently. If you need convincing of the fact then have a gander at this bleeding heart review. In addition to mastering (and creating) the genre of ambient heartbreak folk prog, Lëura has also shared a video of herself performing an acoustic version of her song Drifter which can be viewed exclusively…
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lsd Ratkings – Taringa

The garage rock revivalist movement has truly seen an upsurge in recent years, leading to an increase in often bored and unapologetic teens crawling out of their mothers basement with nothing in hand but a 70’s Nuggetscompilation and a fresh six pack; all in the hope of jamming away in a punk rock band, free from the routine drain of nine to five life.
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Heart and Talent

When presented with somebody who demonstrates proficiency as a songwriter and / or performer, the first comment that everyone makes is usually “What talent!” It’s a very common thing to say to an accomplished musician: “Oh what a tremendous gift you have. You have so much talent. You are so lucky. I wish I had talent like you!”
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Romeo Moon – Wander

Romeo Moon’s Wander blends mesmerising alternative rock, psychedelic and intimate folk sounds to create a raw, moody and impressive debut. Formed in 2013 Romeo Moon is a collective of Melbourne musicians brought together by a passion for creating spontaneous and authentic music. Written and recorded in the four months following the…
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Clowns – Bad Blood

Raw musical energy and pointed social commentary delivered with maximum aggression are the essence of hardcore punk. It doesn’t whinge, it doesn’t slow down and it doesn’t dance around meaning with lyrical prose. It grabs you by the front of your shirt, lifts you off the ground and smacks you straight in the jaw. Melbourne hardcore punks Clowns have never…
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Trout Steak Revival Releasing “Brighter Every Day”

Historically, mountain ranges have been formidable barriers for civilization. But for the first settlers who passed through the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, those features gave way to a unique sense of independence and became insulators from the rest of civilization, …
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Michael Smith Launches Online Training Program for Music Industry Hopefuls

Music industry veteran Michael Smith has announced the launch of Michael Smith & Associates University (MSAU), a one-of-a-kind online training program for those seeking a full-time career in the music industry. MSAU is currently accepting enrollment for “Artistry = Mastery …
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LEAVE THE LIVING Post ‘Pacifist’ Lyric Video From Debut Album Due Out May 1st

Red Deer, AB groove metal five piece Leave The Living bring forth a blue-collar work ethic when it comes to making the ground shake before them. Gearing up for their 2015 debut album ‘Pacifist’ due out May 1st to follow up their 2012 self …
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Tanya Tucker Launches Initial Tour Dates for 2015

Tanya Tucker – the sultry voiced female vocalist behind such hits as “Strong Enough To Bend” and “I’ll Come Back As Another Woman” – is back. After a lengthy hiatus from the road, the legendary songstress returned to the road …
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Dia Frampton to Headline 2015 She Rocks Showcase at the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO

Today the Women’s International Music Network (WiMN) announced acclaimed singer / songwriter Dia Frampton as the headlining act for the official 2015 She Rocks Showcase during the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO on Fri., May 1, 2015, at the Tinhorn …
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Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road Release New Video with the Kentucky Headhunters

Bluegrass crowd-favorites Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road along with Grammy award-winning The Kentucky Headhunters have joined forces to record and release “Runnin’ Water,” a collaboration that can be found on the forthcoming Country Grass, which will be released by Pinecastle …
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Geographer Premieres “I’m Ready” (MillionYoung Remix) On Earmilk

Fresh from a victorious SXSW and coinciding US tour, Geographer appeases fans with a MillionYoung redux of his hit single “I’m Ready” as premiered on Earmilk. The track gets spun on its head on this latest take by indie/electronica artist …
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The Funkoars Return in Fine Form on Below Average

If you need to look for a place within Australia that produces some major talent within the hip-hop world then you need look no further then Adelaide. With artists like Hilltop Hoods, Tkay Maidza and Vents the South Australian capital is …
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SIRIUN Releases Playthrough Videos with Gear Gods & Drum Magazine

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil native thrash/death metal band SIRIUN recently released their ruthless yet intricate new album, In Chaos We Trust, late last year. The album, which is heavily influenced with thrash and death metal while mixing with progressive and …
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Lindsey Cohen Premieres “Unhappy Ending” Video On Yahoo! Music

For her sophomore EP Distance Makes Me Sensitive, singer / songwriter Lindsey Cohen transformed some recent experiences into music that’s both raw and reflective. The follow-up to her debut EP Grace Under Pressure finds Cohen teaming up with producer Mike Beck of Secret …
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