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Monday, June 3, 2019

Australian Celebration...various artists compilation album from the 90's



Tracklist:
01 –Deborah Conway It's Only The Beginning
02 –Hunters & Collectors Holy Grail
03 –Paul Kelly & The Coloured Girls To Her Door
04 –Jimmy Barnes Stone Cold
05 –Archie Roach From Paradise
06 –Kate Ceberano Think About It
07 –Ian Moss Tucker's Daughter
08 –Peter Andre Gimme Little Sign
09 –Rockmelons That Word (L.O.V.E)
10 –Models Barbados
11 –Yothu Yindi Tribal Voice
12 –Frente! Ordinary Angels
13 –Kylie Minogue Celebration
14 –The Badloves Lost
15 –Toni Pearen I Want You
16 –Neil Murray Holy Road
17 –Nathan Cavaleri Josh's Boogie
18 –Roxus Where Are You Now ?
19 –Skyhooks Million Dollar Riff
20 –The Angels Love Waits







Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Sydney-based artist Nathan Cavaleri new single '29 Gold Stars' and EP Release Date


Following on from releasing a pair of critically praised singles, Sydney-based artist Nathan Cavaleri has just revealed tour dates and latest cut ’29 Gold Stars’ – another gripping number lifted from his forthcoming debut EP ‘Demons’ (due May 31).

Channeling the strut grooves of Prince, understated vintage tones of J.J. Cale and hybrid hip-hop type arrangements, ’29 Gold Stars’ shines a light on Nathan’s ability to shape songs eclectically, while still retaining apt cohesiveness.



Nathan describes the motivation behind ’29 Gold Stars’:

My head was in the gutter when I wrote this track. Fascinated by the relationship between desire and shame. The change in topic was a nice break from the usual emotive pieces I write. As an artist, I need this balance”.

Previous singles ‘Demons’ and ‘Rising Sun’ were widely embraced by Spotify and the likes of Australian radio stations triple j, double j, ABC Local Radio, SYN FM, JOY FM, RTR FM, Radio Adelaide, 4ZZZ, 979FM, Bay FM, Edge FM, 2XX FM, The Pulse and various others. The tracks also received support from Australian tastemakers and blogs such as Pilerats, Music Feeds, The Music, The AU Review, Savage Thrills, AAA Backstage and Forte Mag. 

SUPPORT FOR '29 GOLD STARS'

Dripping in an assured style and air of untouchability”. - 4/5 Stars
- Declan Byrne - triple j (AUS)

It's got the curveball touches of a fried Beck off-cut with this searing guitar circling overhead”. - 4/5 Stars
- Dave Ruby Howe - triple j (AUS)

"Cavaleri's vocals sizzle with a kind of self-assured swagger and sass that you don't see from many Aussie acts. We could have a future rockstar on our hands here".
- Music Feeds (AUS)

Premiered on triple j's Roots n All program 



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Friday, May 10, 2019

Melbourne-based Malcolm Hill and Live Flesh videos for "Cosmic Love" and "Anybody Seen My Girl"



(filmed at the Chua Linh Son Buddhist temple and Golden Pheasant Buffet in downtown Reservoir)


Signed-up member of the Melbourne Music Mafia, Malcolm Hill, recently premiered the new single "Cosmic Love" with his band Malcolm Hill and Live Flesh.

Malcolm Hill is a rock n roll showman who pursues a vision based on the Sir Robert Helpman School of Opera and Fine arts in regional Queensland 1968 (no such place has ever existed).

Recorded at the all analogue Secret Location studios in Fairfield, Melbourne,  Cosmic Love features the Live Flesh band and the love unlimited backing vox of Lisa Salvo (On Diamond), Philippa Nihill (Underground Lovers), & Heidi McDermott.


Anybody Seen My Girl https://youtu.be/1JCAjDofapE


Geelong-born Hill is a writer and staple of the 1980's Melbourne underground music scene with Buick KBT and Head Undone. Hill has guested with the likes of Dave Graney and the Coral Snakes, Nick Cave and The Dirty Three so he's well-credentialed to say the least.

Link up with Malcolm Hill and Live Flesh:

http://www.malcolmhill.com.au

https://malcolmhill.bandcamp.com/album/cosmic-love


Thursday, May 9, 2019

Brisbane-based millennial rock band Liquid Friends EP release "Birds"..high energy with confidence


Brisbane-based millennial rock band Liquid Friends recently released their debut EP entitled "Birds". 

The EP was recorded at Tall Poppy Studios with Nathan Woodrow engineering producing mixing and mastering. They draw influence from Blink 182, The Smith Street Band, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Courtney Barnett and The Hard Aches.

The EP was originally recorded as a four piece but after parting ways with their bass player they are now are a 2 guitar, 1 drummer group with a DZ Deathrays/ Hockey Dad type pedal setup. The songs are mainly about Curtis' girlfriend Bridie who's nickname was birdie, and then it also has the double meaning of just being about girls in general, with birds being a very Australian term. Artwork was done by Curtis. They've been a band for about 2 years so the next lot of songs are already ready to be recorded and they hope to make this year a big one. 

facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/liquidfriendsband/



Marty's review: Liquid Friends' debut EP is a dose of high energy alternative/indie punk/grunge-rock that has attitude, confidence and is in your face from start to finish. These guys play tight and loud and know how to get their message across. They deserve attention and will certainly receive it with this impressive debut.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Blush'ko reveals soul-infused cut 'Too Late' (ft. J Wils) and announces 'Blush'ko In Love PT.2'


Following soul-infused releases ‘Japanese Hotel’ and ‘Like a Heartbeat’, Macedonian born, Melbourne-based Blush’ko releases ‘Too Late’ (ft. J Wils), the third single off his EP ‘Blush’ko in Love PT.2’. The track, in true Blush’ko-esque style, draws in with its pushing beats backdropped against silky vocals – the result an effortless rhythmic testimonies that dreamily echo and transport us throughout the track.

Speaking on the track himself, Blush’ko says: "We started playing around with the idea of the song being about two people so far away but connected somehow and both trying so hard to make it work. The line 'I promise that I won’t give up' kept rolling through my mind and we built the song around it. I wanted our voices to come together in the pre-chorus because both people in the story felt a great connection and fear from one another.. relying on someone is always extremely hard, but it’s always made easier when you know the feeling is mutual".



Blush’ko continues to own his unique style of smooth, electronic hip hop, a year on from his critically acclaimed debut single 'Another Love' which garnered over a million streams. Intrigue around Blush’ko continues to build, with BBC1 Xtra’s Jams Supernova naming it as one of her top 5 EPs. The musician has further solidified his name in support of Jhene Aiko and SG Lewis on stages around Australia and New Zealand, as well as collaborating with DC rapper Goldlink on his triple j Like a Version performance of ‘Herside Story’ with Billy Davis and The Good Lords.

Too Late’ pioneers Blush’ko’s second EP as a continuation on his journey through love, explored by a plush blend of electronic and soul. A kind of production that layers emotion and talent as one further cementing his sound in the current musical climate as one that is set to stand against the rest this 2019.





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Friday, April 26, 2019

issues with advertising links in posts


Due to technical difficulties with advertising links in posts on this and my other music blogs, I will be discontinuing using these for all future posts. I am also updating links for previous posts as and when I have time and also on request. If you want a specific post link updated, please email direct through the "contact" page on this blog. 

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Wide Open Road..a road trip through Australia's musical landscape...various artists


An excellent 31 track compilation featuring a cross section of Australian artists from the 60's to the 90's...

Tracklist
1-1 –The Triffids Wide Open Road
1-2 –Hunters & Collectors 42 Wheels
1-3 –The Saints (I'm) Stranded
1-4 –The Cruel Sea This Is Not The Way Home
1-5 –Dave Graney & Clare Moore I Was A Country Boy
1-6 –Darren Hanlon Manilla, NSW
1-7 –No Fixed Address We Have Survived
1-8 –Midnight Oil The Dead Heart
1-9 –The Reels World's End
1-10 –Hilltop Hoods City Of Light
1-11 –TISM Morningtown Ride
1-12 –Cold Chisel Khe Sanh
1-13 –Skyhooks Balwyn Calling
1-14 –Hard-Ons Wog Food
1-15 –TZU City
1-16 –Weddings, Parties, Anything Under The Clocks
1-17 –You Am I Soldiers

2-1 –The Birthday Party Cry
2-2 –Laughing Clowns Holy Joe
2-3 –The Scientists Murderess In A Purple Dress
2-4 –The Celibate Rifles Kent's Theme
2-5 –Spiderbait Sam Gribbles (Live)
2-6 –Custard Music Is Crap
2-7 –The Grates Inside Outside (Live)
2-8 –The Atlantics Bombora
2-9 –James Reyne The Boys Light Up (Acoustic)
2-10 –Taman Shud What's Come Over You
2-11 –The John Butler Trio Home Is Where The Heart Is
2-12 –The Waifs Highway One
2-13 –The Pigram Brothers  Saltwater Cowboy
2-14 –Warumpi Band My Island Home






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Monday, April 15, 2019

Northern Beaches quartet Down For Tomorrow energetic grunge-punk anthem "What Could Have Been"


Young and energetic Northern Beaches quartet Down For Tomorrow recently unveiled their latest grunge-punk anthem, ‘What Could Have Been’. The band honed their self-proclaimed “happy-sad Aussie grunge” sound growing up in the rich skating and surfing beaches community, and 'What Could Have Been’ sees them deliver their strongest and most all-encompassing work to date.

The track serves up a heartfelt, rough-around-the-edges statement, bursting with the kind of angst and raw emotion that wouldn't be out of place on a Vans Warped Tour stage. Opening with melancholic, even despondent vocals from lead singer Cody Stebbings, ‘What Could Have Been’ builds into a head-banging bridge that captures the frustration and heavier elements of their music.

Lead singer Cody Stebbings talks about the meaning behind ‘What Could Have Been’:

“'What Could Have Been' was written in a period where I was losing touch with many important friends, and I was just writing sad song after sad song and couldn't find any other release or a way to cover it up. It got to a point where I just realised, I've been wasting so much time trying to fix something that can’t be fixed, there’s no point desperately holding on to people who don’t want anything to do with you anymore. In the bridge, I wanted to leave a glimpse of hope at renewal, and help people see that we can all start over at some point.“



Since their inception, Down For Tomorrow have continually traversed the east coast of Australia, playing house parties, bars and all ages events. Over the last year they have supported other heavyweight Australian pop-punk bands such as Forever Ends Here, The Dead Love and Yours Truly.



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Monday, March 18, 2019

Aussie Troubadour Thomas Keating Shares Soul-Baring Single "Today I'm Staying Home"



Melbourne-based singer/songwriter/troubadour Thomas Keating recently released his new single “Today I’m Staying Home,” a nakedly self-referencing song with themes of depression and self-care during times of stress and uncertainty.  As vulnerable and open as a diary entry, “Today I’m Staying Home” is a carefully crafted spotlight on a world that’s completely his own. Gentle guitar pulses atop a bed of driving percussion, as his strikingly clear vocals anchor the guitar-driven song. Produced by Gordon Burke and featuring Keating on guitar, Jenny McCullagh on violin & vocals, Gavin Perkins on bass and Tim Parsons on drums, the single will be available digitally February 1. Keating is also sharing a video to accompany the track, filmed during the recording process of the single.  

Keating explains: “Today I'm Staying Home is inspired by one of those mornings where you wake up with the ‘f*ck its’, and you decide instead of leaving your bed or home to face your life and all the responsibilities that come with being an adult in this world, you just stay in. I've always struggled with bouts of depression and anxiety around the uncertainties and pressures of everyday life, and I guess at the time I wrote the song I was going through such a phase. I think it’s important to remember that at times it's okay just to feel like shit - it's okay to put your hand up and say 'I'm not dealing with this very well. I need help'. Mental health is extremely self-alienating, and I'd like to think that we are moving past the stigma of shame that has hung around such ailments for far too long.” 




“‘Today, I’m Staying Home’ is a glorious, anthemic paean to cocooning from a prodigious new talent.  A rippling acoustic bedrock underpins Keating’s open heartfelt singing and chorus as wide and open as the Simpson Desert. This is a catchy, jaunty pop song whose lyrics are contrastingly tinged with a hint of regret and melancholia born out of internal struggle and pain.” Backseat Mafia



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Monday, March 11, 2019

The Glory Days of Aussie Pub Rock Vol.2....various artists compilation


Volume 2 of The Glory Days of Aussie Pub Rock gathers once again gathers the cream of Aussie Rock from the 70's, 80's and 90's. 

It features different tracks from the much the same list of big names as last time and much much more. That list of big names is massive. Cold Chisel, The Angels, Men at Work, Australian Crawl, the Sports, Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons, Mental As Anything, Split Enz, Sunnyboys, Screaming Jets, Rose Tattoo, the Radiators, Paul Kelly & The Coloured Girls, the Dingoes, Ian Moss, Goanna, Dragon, Flowers, Noiseworks, Hunters & Collectors, Skyhooks (their lone post-Shirl hit 'Over the Border'), Baby Animals, Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs, TMG, Dragon, Dave Warner's From the Suburbs, Choirboys, Richard Clapton, the Saints, the Reels, Mi-Sex, Mondo Rock, the Models, The Badloves (with Jimmy Barnes), Matt Finish, V Spy V Spy, Uncanny X-Men, Warumpi Band, Weddings Parties Anything, Russell Morris, Black Sorrows; all these and more are represented by tracks that not only shook pub walls back in the day but pumped out of transistor radios and, in most cases, Sunday night ABC TV screens too. 

Also featured are plenty of big names who weren't included last time, including the Hoodoo Gurus, Jim Keays with his 1975 remake of 'Undecided', Ol'55, Kings of the Sun, Daddy Cool (with the rare 1975 comeback single 'All I Wanna Do Is Rock'), Little River Band, Mother Goose, Kevin Borich Express, Rose Tattoo slide guitarist Peter Wells' brilliant 'Between the Saddle and the Ground', Little Heroes with 'One Perfect Day', indigenous reggae-rock trailblazers No Fixed Address with 'Black Man's Rights', Vika & Linda rocking up a storm on a song that Paul Kelly wrote but never recorded with the Dots 'I Didn't Know Love Could Be Mine', Sydney '80s faves Flaming Hands, the Riptides and Dynamic Hepnotics, Melbourne mainstays Nick Barker & The Reptiles, Mike Rudd & the Heaters and the Spaniards (featuring Billy Miller & Mick Pealing), and glam-era pub favourites Hush, Taste and Supernaut. 

Other noteworthy tracks include rare singles by Stars (1976's 'With A Winning Hand', which never appeared on an album) and post-Ol'55 power poppers the Breakers who featured in the original 'Puberty Blues' movie, and the first ever reissue of anything by Gary Young & the Rocking Emus (the great single 'Rockabilly Heaven', featuring the great Daddy Cool/Jo Jo Zep drummer together with late fellow DC members Wayne Duncan and Ross Hannaford). There's also the rare but great 1971 single 'If You Got It' by legendary Adelaide group Fraternity, featuring Bon Scott on vocals. 

The collection ends with the Party Boys and John Swan - John had replaced Bon in Fraternity - who together give us an idea of what AC/DC might've sounded like if Swanee had also replaced Bon (or Brian) in AC/DC, with a ripping 'High Voltage.'

A sheer smörgåsbord for lovers of classic Aussie Rock!

see also blog post for Vol.1: https://theaussiemusicblog.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-glory-days-of-aussie-pub-rockvol1.html

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Hounded Unveils Dreamy New Single and Video For 'Hollow' Ft. Panama and Tour


Sydney-based producer Hounded (real name Edan Visser) has just revealed tour dates and his spirited new single ‘Hollow’ ft. Panama.

Hollow’ is an elegant, drenched-in-melancholia slice of indie-pop. Opening with eclectic instrumentation and the endearing melodies of Panama, the track gently builds before bursting into a flurry of bouncing rhythms and colourful walls of synths. The deftly arranged song never loses sight of its infectious and uplifting energy.


Hounded describes the motivation behind the track:

I was originally trying to write this uplifting little pop track, but Panama’s lyrics were dark and melancholic, screaming of love loss. That wasn’t how I heard the song at all. But I ultimately realised that these two ideas can coexist in sound, because they coexist in life. Someone may be going through a breakup and listen to the record and relate to what Panama is saying and feel some kind of connection to it. While others may hear the uplifting instrumentation and feel a sense of joy. We really tried to capture and contrast both elements because they exist together in the real world”.

Hollow’ ft. Panama is the latest step in a career that only kicked off three years ago. Hounded grew up playing rock and metal on guitar, but that all changed when he discovered electronic music channels like Majestic Casual and Mr Suicide Sheep on YouTube. Inspired, he started to tinker on his own bedroom tracks with the aim to be uploaded to them one day (he got his wish in 2016 when Majestic Casual featured 'Feel So Right').


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HOLLOW TOUR

SAT 9 MAR | JACK RABBIT SLIMS, PERTH WA
SAT 23 MAR | HAYDAY, WOLLONGONG NSW
SAT 30 MAR | OURS @ BEACH ROAD HOTEL, SYDNEY NSW

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Sydney-based screaming rap-rock-electro-pop mutants Redhook unleash new single ‘Paralysed’


Sydney-based screaming rap-rock-electro-pop mutants RedHook recently unleashed their brand-new single, ‘Paralysed’ - produced by Stevie Knight (Trophy Eyes, Stand Atlantic) and Dave Petrovic (Northlane, Tonight Alive) and mixed by Andrew Wade (A Day To Remember, The Ghost Inside).

Paralysed’ sees the band showcase their more melodic side, twisting their signature cocktail of EDM-influenced production and psychotic riffage with huge dark pop vocals, as singer Emmy Mack turns her aggression inward.



Anyone who’s ever struggled with their mental health will understand the feeling that this song is about, probably all too well,” Mack explains.

It shines an ugly but very real spotlight on those dark periods when depression and anxiety is crushing you - and inside you’re just screaming at yourself to snap out of it and get on with business, but physically - you just can’t. It’s like you’re incapacitated, you can’t even move. You’re fighting as hard as you can but you feel paralysed.”

Their previous single ‘Turn Up The Stereotype’ was supported via Spotify with over 100K streams, triple j Unearthed rotation, multiple spins on triple j (2018 With Richard Kingsmill, Good Nights, Home & Hosed, short.fast.loud & more), and a coveted 5-star Unearthed review from presenter, Bridget Hustwaite. The official music video was also added to rotation on ABC’s Rage.

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Melbourne Indie-Rock outfit Clean Cut Society release single "Concussion"..infectious and energetic


Clean Cut Society are an Alternative Rock band from Melbourne who recently released a single entitled "Concussion". The band members are Pat Malane, Max Morgan, Clancy Watt and Mack Ellis. Their influences are Arctic Monkeys, Blink 182, Violent Soho and Red Hot Chili Peppers.






Marty's review: "Concussion" is a powerful dose of indie-rock with an energetic and infectious sound that is up-front and in your face. These guys are good and show plenty of future promise.

They also released the EP All It Took Was Everything back in 2017 which is available on iTunes HERE







Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Australian dance luminary Lo'99 Enlists Owl Eyes for New Single 'Sometime'


Australian dance luminary LO’99 unleashes his latest offering ‘Sometime’, enlisting friend and triple j favourite Owl Eyes, adding her enchanting vocals to his deep, housey, rolling production.

Sitting perfectly on an afternoon mixtape as it would a late night dance floor, ‘Sometime’ truly is a standout from LO’99. The slow build gives way to his signature deep bass juxtaposing with Owl Eye’s smooth light melodies making for a truly infectious pop dance anthem.




The single also marks the return for Owl Eye’s feature vocals. Previously working on instant hits with Illy and Flight Facilities, she also released her first solo music since 2013 late last year titled ‘On Me’.

Sometime’ is the latest from LO’99, with his impressive catalogue of both originals and remixes aired globally on BBC Radio 1, 1xtra and triple j, quickly accumulating into four Beatport #1s in the process. His previous release ‘Take Me Back’ swept the UK club charts, landing at #5, while singles ‘Make Me Feel’, ‘Bizness’ and ‘From the Start ft. Elizabeth Rose’ both topped the ARIA Club Charts.

Successively, LO’s impressive list of remix credits continues to grow from Moby and Royksopp to Peking Duk and AlunaGeorge. Last year he was tapped to remix Fatboy Slim’s ‘Star 69’ for his remix EP ‘Fatboy Slim VS Australia’ which is still receiving love from acclaimed DJs like Claptone, Gorgon City and Kaskade.

LO’99 has just graced the stages of Splendour in The Grass, California’s Nocturnal Wonderland and was amongst a handful of Australian acts invited to play one of the coveted spots at EDC Las Vegas, twice, as well as a 24-date world tour encompassing the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.


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Saturday, January 26, 2019

American-Australian artist Robert Rothko releases acoustic version of classic “Down Under”


From opera in Vienna to pop in Los Angeles, American-Australian artist Robert Rothko combines modern music sensibilities with old-school charm. Robert lends his polished sound to bring you classic favorites as well as his own contemporary originals.

Robert is a singer/songwriter who moved to Melbourne from the US a little over a year ago. He met an Aussie girl in California - and that was that. Now they're getting married in Melbourne in March! His fiancee is a writer for the LA Times, and there was actually a column published about their relationship.

He has also just released his own acoustic version of the classic Men At Work Aussie "anthem" Down Under. I think Colin Hay would highly approve!



official website: http://www.robertrothko.com

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Chris Wilson...Australian blues legend...1956-2019...tribute post


Melbourne Herald-Sun, January 17th 2019 - Beloved Melbourne musician Chris Wilson dies of cancerMelbourne musician Chris Wilson has died at the age of 62. Hailed for his vocal and harmonica skills, he was known as the “gentleman of Australian blues”.

Christopher John Wilson (1956 – January 16, 2019) was an Australian blues musician who sang and played harmonica, saxophone and guitar. He performed as part of the Sole Twisters, Harem Scarem and Paul Kelly and the Coloured Girls, and fronted his band Crown of Thorns. Wilson's solo albums are Landlocked (June 1992), The Long Weekend (March 1998), Spiderman (2000), King for a Day (July 2002), Flying Fish (2012) and the self titled Chris Wilson (2018).

In March 1996, Wilson collaborated with Johnny Diesel in a blues project, Wilson Diesel, which issued an album, Short Cool Ones, composed mostly of "soul and R&B standards". It peaked at No. 18 on the ARIA Albums Chart. Outside of his music career Wilson taught English at various secondary schools in Melbourne for about 20 years.

On July 24, 2018, Wilson's management announced that he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and was unlikely to perform again. A fund raising concert at the Corner Hotel was announced and quickly sold out. Fellow musician and friend Suzannah Espie set up a GoFundMe page which raised over AU$100,000 in just a few days before ceasing to accept further donations.

wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Wilson_(Australian_musician)

YouTube documentary: "Live At The Continental; 23 Years On"





Friday, January 18, 2019

New single 'Concrete Pillow' from Sydney based artist/ producer D Minor featuring Gold Coast's Alli Simpson



Australian music charity MMAD (Musicians Making A Difference) recently announced the latest release by Sydney-­based international recording and performing artist D Minor. His new single Concrete Pillow, featuring Alli Simpson gives insight into his troubled childhood and experiences with violence, homelessness and overall life struggles.

Many years in the making, he started penning they lyrics at an early age to escape hardship and cope with his turbulent family life. “Concrete Pillow talks about my life, and what I've been through -­ the pain and struggles I had to endure as a child, becoming homeless, placed in foster homes, and shuffled between refuges," he reveals.



A music journalist recently wrote that “D Minor is on the rise and is one to watch”.

Despite being homeless by age 11, kicked out of school soon after, and then as a 14-­year-­old was heartbreakingly separated from his twin brother when they were placed in separate foster homes, D Minor has amazingly managed to overcome adversity and rise to success. Now eagerly completing his degree at the Australian Institute of Music, D Minor reveals he had coincidentally reunited
with his brother at a refuge two years after they'd been torn apart. "We reconnected and ensured we sticked together throughout the rest of our time in refuges," he adds.

As his love and passion for music became his salvation, his passion for inspiring young people through his music also grew and he regularly started performing for youth events and charities. 

Also featured on the single is 20-­year-­old Gold Coast singer, model, actress and host Alli Simpson. Having released three of her own singles in recent years, Alli has a huge social media following and has lent her voice to anti-­bullying initiatives, enjoying using her public profile to positively impact people. Having also experienced homelessness firsthand, Alli says when the opportunity arose to work alongside D Minor on Concrete Pillow she jumped at the chance.


www.dminorofficial.com | instagram.com/dminorofficial

To support this project simply play/ download the amazing track Concrete Pillow 

To learn more about donations or other ways to help fight youth homelessness through the power of music visit: www.mmad.org.au



Monday, January 7, 2019

The Glory Days of Aussie Pub Rock..Vol.1



This very generous 91 track compilation brings together the cream of the Aussie pub rock scene from the 1970's/80's with artists such as Skyhooks, The Sports, Jo Jo Zep and The Falcons, The Angels, Cold Chisel, Hunters and Collectors, Midnight Oil, Paul Kelly, Richard Clapton, Mondo Rock and a host more. Also included are many rarities and not so well known artists like The Elks, Heroes, Ray Arnott, The Hitmen, The Screaming Tribesmen, The Johnnys and The Aliens. A treat for the Aussie music enthusiast and one for the collection.

Available on Amazon and Ebay...




sample one / two / three / four




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Monday, December 17, 2018

Singer-songwriter Laura Louise releases 2nd single "Ice Cream Fixes Everything"...very sweet!



Brisbane-based singer-songwriter/indie-pop artist Laura Louise has just released her second single "Ice Cream Fixes Everything", a delightful folk-pop track that offers an alternative solution to your woes and problems. Have a listen, this will make your day!

official website: www.lauralouisemusic.com




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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Sydney band GRILL release single 'DIRTY TWO'....funky grooves with prog-rock



Sydney four-piece, Grill, have summoned the Gods of Groove to manifest the funk within your soul with their new independent release single 'Dirty Two'  .

Created for the singular intention of getting down on the dance floor, Dirty Two is a tasteful blend of thunderous funk grooves of Funky Knuckles, with the gnarly rock guitars of King Crimson.




I like to describe Dirty Two as a thick fluid of funk, that's snaking through a solid rock backbone.” Andres, Guitarist of Grill.




Grill have again chosen to address deeper concepts in their latest release with Dirty Two’s lyrics, “You’re made to be blind, by design" depicting a society absent from social and cultural awareness. Grill previously released their debut album “ The Eternal Presence” in April which symbolised the relationship between Man and Earth.

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GrillSydney/

"The new single flows through a variety of sonic soundscapes, leaving a trail of funk-fuelled destruction wherever it goes." - Happy Mag

A band that makes you think” - Permafrost

There is a LOT of good progressive music being made around this globe; this album is VERY good progressive music.” - Progressive Rock Fanatics