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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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Mia Rose Lynne: From Follow Me Moon to Chicago

Being likened vocally, instrumentally and compositionally – and justifiably – to artists like Joni Mitchell and Patty Griffin is one thing, and a hard comparison to live up to. But when the recipient of such praise actually makes part of her living in musical theatre, it’s pretty obvious that a formidable new talent is on the rise. new talent is on the rise. Nashville transplant Mia Rose…
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Seven Milestones in a Successful Songwriting Career

One of the things I’ve noticed in my twenty-five years of writing songs is that it’s way too easy to ignore significant milestones in your songwriting career because you’re so focused on the brass ring of having a hit. I think it’s time we take a closer look at what success really means over the course of a career as a songwriter. Honestly, I don’t think there’s anything quite like the…
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A Definitive Guide to Touring from Alex Cameron and Roy Molloy

Good morning everybody. My name’s Alex Cameron, and I’m a professional. What kind of professional? The best kind: I’m a bonafide, no shit taking, microphone wielding, three quarter erection having cold-blooded crowd killer. And with the help of my good friend and business partner Mr Roy Molloy, I’ve charmed audiences the world over; from beautiful places like…
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The Walking Who – Lewiside

December was a good time for surprise new music. Radiohead did it with their brilliant single Spectre, but local boys The Walking Who upped the ante considerably and dropped their sophomore album basically without warning. Following their win in FBi’s Nothern Lights comp, the three-piece shifted their headquarters to Iceland, one of the many places they hunkered down…
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Bruce Springsteen in Concert

Few artists can successfully tour behind nearly 40 year-old material But when it’s in support of arguably the best double album of all time, it’s not an issue. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s “The River” tour kicked off at an overstuffed Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh Saturday night to a sold out crowd of around 22,000. The show features the full album peppered…
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Big White’s Top 10 Songs of 2015

We’ve been big fans of Big White for a fair while now. The Sydney-siders are fine purveyors of New Wave-inspired jangle pop with big bold vocals and plenty of sunny guitar work. They’ve been going from strength to strength in 2015 with two singles You Know I Love You and I Can’t Tell making a pretty big splash early on in the year.
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Our Call on the 5 Australian Acts We Think Will Explode in 2016

We pride ourselves on having a pretty firm grasp on up and coming bands in Australia. If a band did something cool in 2015, we wrote about it. The past 12 months saw a lot of great things happen in Aussie music with more artists than you could poke a stick at releasing a deluge of top notch material. There were a few that stuck out as being on the brink of some pretty …
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Dirty Deuce: Rock-Tinged Alt Country From The Frozen Tundra

Dirty Deuce is a Sturgeon Bay, WI-based band consisting of ‘Reverend’ Rob Atwood on guitars and vocals; Zach Vogel on bass; and Jamey ‘J-Dirt’ Clark on drums. The Dirty Deuce sound is best described as rock-tinged alt-country with a strong melodic base, as heard on such tracks as “100 Years” and “Body Is A Temple”. You might also hear such varied influences ranging from 70’s Brit…
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