New Music from Destiny Band OZ with a Ray Of Hope


Destiny Band OZ

New Music from Destiny Band OZ with a Ray Of Hope

‘Ray of Hope’ is a simple, yet inspirational ballad of keeping hope in dark times and how your friends can help you through.

Sung by Tessa Libreri with music by Thomas Libreri, (the award-winning Australian husband and wife duo known as Destiny Band Oz) with lyrics by fellow artist and friend, Chris Lee, from Virginia USA.  Drums by Darryn Farrugia; guitar and bass by Thomas Libreri; piano by Ron Armstrong and sound production by Chris Gale. 

 

Destiny Band Oz has achieved numerous number #1, top #5 and top #10 Australian and International chart hits and won multiple major Australian and International awards since their first release in 2017.

Their latest July single, ‘Slice of Heaven‘ has been charting for over 14 weeks now, reaching #4 in Australia nd top10 on several local and international charts. Their latest award in August 2020 was the 2020 International Singer-Songwriter Association ‘International Entertainer of the Year’ which follows Destiny Band Oz also winning the ‘2019 ISSA International Band of the Year’

 

Other notable Destiny Band Oz awards include:  

 

*2019 Independent Country Music Awards Most Popular Country Duo

*2019 Traditional Country Music Awards of Australia Top 10 Album (for their ‘Changes’ album)

*2019 Gold Medallion Media Award Collaboration of the Year (Tessa Libreri and Gary Ellis duet)

*2019 Tasmanian Independent Country Music Awards National Country Artist of the Year

*2018 Tasmanian Independent Country Music Awards National Country Band of the Year

*2018 Gold Medallion Media Award Duo or Group of the Year

*2017 Overall #1 song for 2017 on the Official Tasmanian chart

*2018-2019 x 4 Australian Songwriter Association song award placings 

*2018-2020 – Numerous international song and artist awards

 

Destiny Band Oz’s original songs have strong family and personal influences 

and are a blend of country, rock and soul style music. They have so far recorded 3 albums: ‘Changes’, ‘Makin Music’ and ‘Take Me Back in Time’ 

And 2 EPs:  ‘From the Heart’ and ‘Special Songs’ – with more new music on the way! 

 

Destiny Band Oz’s music is available for digital download or streaming

 from all major online stores (iTunes, Spotify, Google Play etc.)

Hard copy CDs via mail order through their website:

www.destinybandoz.com.au or facebook page: 

www.facebook.com/destinybandoz (Paypal accepted).

 

RAY OF HOPE

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The Love Of Music Brings Together The Ghosts Of Liberty


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The Love Of Music Brings Together The Ghosts Of Liberty

The Ghosts of Liberty comprises husband and wife duo Emma & Tyler Millard. To fully understand their story, we should start from the beginning.

When Emma knocked on Tyler’s door for that first co-writing session one evening in May of 2014, all they really knew (aside from their mutual contact, Tyler’s brother Mark, who had suggested the meeting) was that they both had a passion for creating music.

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Emma didn’t know until later that day that Tyler couldn’t see her; he had slowly been going blind from a degenerative retinal disease that the doctors discovered when he was 21. Tyler didn’t know that Emma had battled depression and anxiety throughout her life since childhood. Neither knew that one day the unique experience of carrying these invisible burdens, along with their shared passion for music, would forge the strongest of friendships, and ultimately lead them to the altar four years later.

 

Tyler picked up a guitar the same year he learned he was losing his vision. He began writing, playing and singing as much as possible, endeavouring to carve a different path for himself. Emma, a native Texan, was a classically trained singer, having performed in many genres and on many different stages since she was young, from dancing and singing in musicals to fronting an alt-pop band. Tyler and Emma quit their jobs as math teacher and executive assistant, respectively, and by 2015 were fixtures in the greater Greensboro, North Carolina music scene.

 

The Ghosts Of LibertyTheir first EP “Daddy’s Daughter” named after the July 2020 single, comes as a breath of fresh air for anyone who craves the heart and thoughtfulness of folk music, with the modern polish of mainstream country and pop. From their writing style to their stage presence, Ty’s steady and cool nature balances Em’s gutsy emotionality, and together they are a musical force. 

 

Through many of life’s challenges, they maintain a deep and abiding appreciation for the ways that love and music can truly overcome any obstacle. This message is the overriding theme of their work.

Two out of the three singles from theirifall 2020 EP have been released- look for the final single coming late this October.

 

 

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Distinctive Edgy Alternative Pop Music from Haddix


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Distinctive Edgy Alternative Pop Music from Haddix

The release of my first single is a nothing less than a huge milestone in my life and career.

Crash and Burn is a sexy and edgy alternative pop anthem that is all about confidence and power. I know we can all think of a situation where we have been approached by someone whose presence isn’t wanted – I’ve been there – I get you!

When this song was written we wanted to embody the strength of someone who is just out for a good night with friends with no intentions on meeting or going home with someone! It’s a song that not only makes for awesome club music, but also inspires and pumps up people’s independent confidence. Finally being able to share my music with the world on all platforms has really brought my dreams to life – and I am so excited to share all the amazing songs that I have been working on for the past few years. Indie Pop Singer

My music tends to have a dark alternative pop vibe that I definitely think was inspired for my love of Contemporary dance and art – as a dancer and studio owner I always felt that music had to make people feel something. Whether it’s a hard hitting sexy pop song or a heartfelt vulnerable ballad – if you can’t move to it or feel something internally while listening – it just doesn’t feel authentic.

 

I started working in Nashville about two years ago, and fell in love with the city that seems to never sleep when it comes to music.

 

Being from Toronto, Nashville felt like a huge change in atmosphere! I was always so inspired by my surroundings and couldn’t wait to return for the next music trip. I am so grateful to work with my team, and have had the pleasure of working with Grammy nominated song writers and producers who have inspired me and made my EP killer!

 

I know this is just the beginning for my music – there are so many more songs to share! I hope my music gives my listeners a glimpse into my mind, but also speaks their truths too. No matter where my music takes me, I plan on making my mark in this world and putting on one hell of a show!

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Ed Roman’s New Single “Tomorrow Is Today” Is His Finest Yet


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Ed Roman’s New Single “Tomorrow Is Today” Is His Finest Yet

“The Buddha was once supposed to have said, ‘the trouble is you think you have time,” says chart-topping Canadian musician, Ed Roman. He describes his latest single, “Tomorrow Is Today” (MTS Records) as “the reflection of ‘act now’ in the living moment. Carpe Diem. Seize The Day!”

 

On Friday, September 4th, 2020, the award-winning singer-songwriter does just that, releasing the follow up to his #1 iTunes South Africa single, “Stronger.”

“Tomorrow Is Today” is being hailed by critics as Roman’s finest hour: “Ed has made possibly one of his best singles, if not his best..’Tomorrow Is Today’ finds Ed reaching new heights, exploring new territory, and as a result, producing one of the year’s best rock-based singles.”Jamsphere

 

Produced by Michael Jack and Ed Roman, “Tomorrow Is Today” is from Ed’s forthcoming album, A Recipe For Perpetual Spring.

 

“We have come to rely too heavily on the system not only for our protection but our moral direction and social salvation,” says Ed. “What we don’t realize, is that we are the system…Each one of us, in our own individual beauty and jagged complexity. What I have come to understand, after 50 years of spinning around this star, is the things we create in our living environment every day are the most important of all. They are the things that promote mental and emotional stamina. They have tenure and longevity in your living experience.”

 

He continues, “The most important thing is we act every day on our thoughts and our feelings. Struggle and learn from the creative process of failure. Spend less of your time with your head in your hand, phone in your face, and look forward to the horizon where every day new opportunity lies in wait. Your opportunity is already here.. there’s no point in waiting for tomorrow.. The planet is gonna keep on spinning whether were here or not.”

 

ABOUT ED ROMAN: Ed Roman is an Award-winning singer/songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist from Shelburne, Ontario, Canada. Blurring the lines between pop, rock, folk, and country music genres, Ed’s uniquely crafted songs have received regular rotation on more than 100 terrestrial radio stations across North America and more than 600 stations, worldwide. Ed is an Artists Music Guild Award Nominee, an International Music and Entertainment Association Award Winner, a Josie Show Awards winner, an Akademia Awards Winner, and a two-time Indie Music Channel Award winner. Ed won a 2017 Radio Music Award for Best Americana Artist. He is also a #1 iTunes charting artist.

Ed Roman’s New Single “Tomorrow Is Today” Is His Finest Yet

LINKS TO ED ROMAN

Websitehttps://edroman.net/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/specialedroman

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edromanmusic

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/specialedroman/

iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/album/tomorrow-is-today-single/1528355121

Relax with New Album of Sing-a-long Country Music from Colin Gordon-Farleigh

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Relax with New Album of Sing-a-long Country Music from Colin Gordon-Farleigh


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Relax New Album of Sing-a-long Country Music from Colin Gordon-Farleigh

An incredible country album full of brand new tracks from Colin Gordon-Farleigh himself, duets with his favourite musicians and even a few wonderful covers! This album let’s us fall in love with country music all over again as we relax into the incredible harmonics of sing-a-long country vocals and acoustic set ups! Recorded at Funhouse Studios on Music Row in Nashville, this album was created with a legendary team of record producer Ernie Rowell and recording engineer Rodney Ingle. True ‘Friends & Heroes‘ within this feel-good album, check it out today for a country ride! 

A published poet and ordained minister, Colin Gordon-Farleigh has achieved wonderful recognition for the person he is today. Inspired by Jim Reeves and Slim Whitman, as an artist he is in fact a multiple Akademia award winner for his Bluegrass Albums! Colin Gordon-Farleigh has achieved a life-time of writing and performing country music, spending much time in Nashville working with musicians and producers as influential as Ernie Rowell. This album release is a legendary moment for Colin Gordon-Farleigh, who continues his reign as a King of Bluegrass! 

Relax with New Album of Sing-a-long Country Music from Colin Gordon-Farleigh

LINKS TO COLIN GORDON-FARLEIGH

STREAM: https://ditto.fm/friends-heroes  

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BluegrasCountry

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/colingordonfarleighmusic/

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/6Oih4QkZovhHsKKtaVCxy9?si=THtffpG2RA-8PGQenvtCWw

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/colin-gordon-farleigh

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New Single from OldSkool Rockers skinsNbones Forever On


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New Single from OldSkool Rockers skinsNbones Forever On

skinsNbones is a collaboration of Aussie muso’s featuring the powerhouse voice of Jason Kafoa, forming in December 2019. From diverse backgrounds and experience but all with a love of rock music.

Together we’ve created a sound all of our own, based around thumping rhythms, in your face brutal guitar and soaring melodies, sung with one of rock’s most dynamic voices. Keeping it simple, all feel and no frills. By sicking to this formula we’ve produced new 6 ball Aussie classic rock anthems which appeal to all generations. Our songs have meaningful and thought provoking lyrics written about real life issues that extend to social issues and the questions these issues raise.

One reason our logo is a “?” is skinsNbones like to raise questions and/or issues to get people to think, to question, to use their discernment, even with what we’re saying. Increasing awareness and perception, being able to discern what is and is not, is vital these days.

We are not about self promotion but the promotion of the issues our songs raise.

Using skinsNbones oldSkool rock with nuSkool roll.

 

About Forever On: 

Two things. skinsNbones songs rarely have 1 storyline.

1.   skinsNbones feel strongly about reducing stigma associated to mental dis-ease, or what Bones the lyricist calls “mental difference” and asks: “What would the world be like without mental difference?” 

Einstein, Nikola Tesla, Isaac Newton, Beethoven, Van Gogh, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, we could go “Forever On”, all had mental dis-ease/difference. Without them thinking and seeing the world so differently where would we be? No E=mc^2! No understanding of electrical energy that we’re now only just using! and the art! Where would we be without such beauty?! Such inspiration! 

The world’s greatest minds had mental dis-ease/difference which is why they thought DIFFERENTLY, in ways others couldn’t even dream. The world would be very bland and backwards without mental dis-ease/difference. Plus, mental dis-ease/difference is linked to higher IQ and also helps develops a higher EQ, an ability to empathise & care. So, “What would the world be like without mental difference?” Without seeing “new views” from being “around the bend”? This song is an Ode to Mental Difference, to help change perception, to learn it has all-ways added beauty and greatness to the world, been a huge part of the progression of the world. Learning about, and embracing your difference, makes a difference.

2.   Keeping it short, the 2nd story is finding the inner light within Self, or from a higher Source, from tough experiences and using them to become more enlightened, a better person, fully accepting that mis-takes will be made, “wrongs”, that will be used to grow and not to put one’s Self down but help lift them up. Use “the rocks that tripped (you) up” as stepping stones for others. Use all ways to learn, grow and burn brighter and brighter in Spirit “Forever On”. skinsNbones promotes how beneficial Self growth is, especially from hard times. That becoming a better being, not a bitter being, is healthy for not just your Self but also the world around you. 

 

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New Single from Powerhouse Vocalist Jacqine, It’s Never Been About Us


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New Single from Powerhouse Vocalist Jacqine, It’s Never Been About Us

Jacqine brings her characteristic powerhouse vocals to new single ‘It’s Never Been About Us’. Cinematic in it’s sound with sweeping strings and flutes the song tells the story of an unrequited love. ‘It’s Never Been About Us’ came to life after Jacqine sat down at the keyboard having had the idea in her mind for a while. Teaming up with Craig Levy of Little Pioneer Cider House who added the drums and audio engineering, this new single is emotive and moving. A powerful ballad that leaves you wanting more. 

With a distinct voice and a keen ear for instrumentation, New York based Jacqine has gained notoriety for her songwriting and performing. Having studied privately with Iris Marrus and Susan Windor she draws from Jazz, rock and pop influences to create a unique blend of sounds. She found success with a song she co-wrote that was licensed at the Cannes Film Festival in France in 13 countries and had the opportunity to work with Eric Kupper (Whitney Houston, Cher). She has gigged in multiple venues in  New York City and has received support from Followme 876 radio (Spain), GSRN (Panama), David Snashfold UK Mixcloud90.5 Sirius XMJazz Juice Radio (UK), with her music being heard in over 40 countries thanks to the continued support from Radio Indie International (Italy).

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/JrcbJacqine

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jacqine.cb/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Jacqinemusic/ 

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5FvjwX4IOGqhVT4nIP16em?si=eNR84fZ3RjuoAeGZBoYIuQ

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Jacqine&i=digital-music&search-type=ss&ref=ntt_srch_drd_B07F9JW54W

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New Hip Hop Afro Beats EP from Lyricz


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Lyricz showcases versatility in his upcoming EP titled ADDICTION. Inspired by love, motivation and life lessons, this EP is artistically genuine as it uncovers the realistic narratives of a journey through the life of LyriczInfluenced by his culture and lifestyle, Lyricz blesses us with a mid-tempo, eclectic, contemporary Afro-Pop EP which is all-powerful in catching our ear and making us bop! In his own words: ‘I hope my listeners take home with them, Love, Hope and Persistence.’ ‘No Bad Vibes’ is the very fitting title of a brand new music video on the way, fresh off the ADDICTION EP, now we are excited to witness greatness from Lyricz

Lyricz picked up the passion for making music as a teenager, performing during his school years and listening to artists such as BabyfaceGinuwine and Boyz 2 Men. This reflected onto his need to create music that cuts across all genres and passes a strong message. Growing up an avid poet, he adopted the name Lyricz after colleagues and friends started calling him ‘Lyrical’. Soon enough, he developed his effortless style and innovative songwriting ability, so we can now look forward to hearing some more ‘Lyricz‘! 

 

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New Hip Hop Afro Beats EP from Lyricz

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/lyriczismusic

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lyriczismusic/

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-34835811

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My Energy Certain to Raise The Roof with Edward Knocks


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Boastful, insecure and sincere all at at the same time, ‘My Energy’ is the new single to come from new persona Edward KnocksLockdown forced Edward Knocks to put shallow and self serving projects on hold and instead gave him time to sit down with his favourite synthesisers, resulting in confident and bubbly ‘My Energy’. Describing an interview with LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy on failure as a turning point for the creation of this song, Edward Knocks faces down his insecurities in this bold new release.

Edward Knocks is a new persona for the artist who was previously signed to a label under a different name. Since leaving his record deal due to creative inertia and the feeling of being pushed into the wrong creative direction, he has found himself to be bursting at the seams with new creative ideas and relishes the new creative control he exerts over his own projects. Inspired by David Bowie, Kanye West and Frank Ocean, Edward Knocks keeps his artistic integrity and authenticity central to his sound.

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My Energy Certain to Raise The Roof with Edward Knocks

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Daisy Spratt Releases Breathtaking Captivating and Emotional New Music


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We Can’t Stop Thinkin’ Bout Daisy Spratt’s New Single (Listen Here or below: https://ffm.to/daisysprattthinkinboutyou Watch Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2Rkcl2T-eY ) Coming soon.

Daisy Spratt released her 3rd studio single, and this one definitely pulls on our heart strings. Her 2019 release of “Think Again Boy” had attitude and grit, but “Thinkin’ Bout You” is all about emotive lyrics, and verges on a personal conversation with her listeners.

The 24-year-old, Melbourne, singer-songwriter has had a trying year, like all people, coming to terms with the new realities of COVID-19, and the personal strains it has brought on families.

The song was written with certain loved ones in mind, that have been battling depression and anxiety. Her music video contains many personal home-made videos of herself, and her family, from when she was a little girl, which only adds to the emotion of the track.

“I wanted to share a song that would really speak to people in this season. It has been a tough year, we have lost people, lost jobs, lost our sense of order and what was once our reality. People need to know that someone cares and is thinkin’ bout them. I hope people feel uplifted, and emotional, all at the same time, when they listen to it”, she says.

The independent artist has floated between country and pop over the years, but this new single verges on the edge of pop, and indie/alternative genres with a vocal to match and captivate the attention of all listeners.

If you love Matt Corby, Taylor Swift, Vance Joy, Gabrielle Aplin or Amy Shark, you’ll love this song. 

For the release, she has reached out to mental health organisations in Australia. Beyond Blue is kindly allowing Daisy to share the song on their public Facebook profile, to reach over 600,000 people.

 

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/daisyspratt

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DaisySprattMusic/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daisysprattmusic/

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Breaking The Video Game Music Industry


 

 

Breaking the Video Game Music Industry

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Breaking the music industry is not an easy thing to do and the harsh reality is that few musicians, however talented, will headline stadium shows, no matter how good they are.

 

That is not to say there is no career in music though; from session musicians through to film and TV, there are opportunities to create music for a living. One ever-expanding industry, which can provide a great opportunity for music makers, is the video game industry. We’ve already examined this briefly in our article  Video Game Voices Giving Life to the Game, but we have now got practical tips on how to break into the industry.

 

Before you start, you must be aware of how many different levels of video game music there are these days. The epic, sprawling plains of Red Dead Redemption 2 have soundtracks comprising of many hours of music, changing with the environment, the time of day and the mission the player is competing on. On the other hand, mobile games such as puzzlers and slot machines draw more from shorter, looped tracks, which came to define the 8-bit generation of gaming. In between, there is a hybrid too, a selection of games that need themed music that are reactionary, but also simpler to compose. Many of today’s slot games are often inspired by pop culture with Foxy Games having titles based on films including Beauty and the Beast and Jokerzier. Just like the films, these slot games make use of music and often that ties into the themes they use as their basis and provide challenges in setting scenes without being too complex. It is a vast world, across different devices, titles, genres and styles which offers an opportunity for everyone and anyone with the right talent.

 

How does a budding musician go about getting into the video game industry?

A college degree isn’t necessarily required to become a video game composer, but you would certainly need an understanding of traditional music scoring techniques, with orchestration and composition high priorities, but also a grasp of more game-specific areas such as sequencing and spotting areas within a title which requires changes of mood.

 

A firm understanding of the video game industry is absolutely essential. If you were to work on a classic console title, you’d need to adapt your approach to creating music, working in blocks that can interconnect with each other, but that are also undefined in length, to fit with the gamers’ experiences. It would also help to cultivate contacts in the industry, network online and understand what stages of development games are currently in, so you know what to pitch.

 

In terms of practical skills, any aspiring composer would need to have a basic understanding of recording software such as Logic and Protools. You may want to find a niche too; are you someone who composes big, orchestral tracks suited to the expansive open worlds created on consoles, or are you more comfortable with shorter, looped jingles that act as a backdrop to mobile puzzlers, slot machines and basic platform titles?

 

The main key is being enthusiastic about both areas, music and gaming. Brian Schmidt is a renowned composer of video game music and has been for over three decades, and he explains how the only reason he got the job was that he was good at the pinball game he played as part of his first interview. By combining his two passions, he has managed to forge a career many young people just starting out would be proud to have.

 

Be passionate, be prepared to freelance and be aware of what is happening in the gaming world. Be ready to network extensively and most of all be prepared to play games. Taking those skills forward might allow you to hear your piece of music on the next huge title to break on consoles.

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Sensual and Sultry New Pop Music from Imogen Shute


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The well known situation of right people wrong time is the inspiration for sensual new release ‘Just For A Second’ from Australian pop singer Imogen Shute. In the song Imogen imagines the ‘what if’ scenario, taking us into the fantasy with sultry vocals and a pulsating beat that guides us through the track like a heartbeat. ‘Just For A Second’ was recorded at Truth Studios in Victoria..

Using her unique style of singing to her advantage, Imogen Shute is a young pop singer from Australia who has recently moved to Melbourne to pursue her dreams of being a recording artist. With her first song being released earlier this year, Imogen Shute is going from strength to strength, finding confidence in her sound and image. Wanting her listeners to feel sexy and good about themselves when they listen to her music, she describes her sound as “seductive and moody”. Citing Halsey, Billie Eilish and Lana Del Ray as her influences, Imogen Shute is set for a big year.

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Look Forward To Winter with New Indie Music from Gordon Holland


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An expression of longing for winter mornings spent in bed with the one you love, ‘I’m Looking Forward to Winter’ is the latest single to come from Australian singer-songwriter Gordon Holland. Taking on a 70s singer-songwriter vibe, ‘I’m Looking Forward to Winter’ is the first song recorded with Gordon’s full band, giving this track a lush and warming feel to it. Inspired by time spent in his hometown of Perth and a holiday in California, the imagery reflects that comforting feeling of listening to the rain outside whilst you’re safe and warm inside. Written and demoed in the space of an hour, ‘I’m Looking Forward to Winter’ is filled with the raw spontaneity of a much needed writing session.

Originally from Perth, Gordon Holland now calls the musical shores of Melbourne home. Gordon recorded his debut single ‘Melbourne Bitter’ at a home studio in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles with Luke Tierney (Silver Jet, Chris Shiflett & The Dead Peasants) mastered by Tom Beard (Deluxe Mastering). ‘Melbourne Bitter’ is a country-tinged song about self- confidence, disappointment and living away from family. He has also collaborated with Melbourne Singer-Songwriter Charlie Lane on her successful song ‘The Darkest Time’ which was featured on Spotify’s official Badass Women playlist. Gordon‘s single Melbourne Bitter went on to become a semi-finalist in the 2019 International Songwriting Competition. “a scintillating new single … a personal and bittersweet ode to the plight of a struggling musician.” – Walter Price – Global Texan Chronicles. Mixing up alt country with big choruses reminiscent of Britpop, Gordon Holland is confessional, nostalgic and humorous, with his music amplifying his life experiences in a way that resonates with his audience.

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Paul Moleta Releases New Alternative Rock Single, ‘Hey Young Soul’


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Hey Young Soul’ is the latest single to come from Australian singer songwriter Paul Moleta. Inspired by his time spent in a rehabilitation centre following lower spinal surgeries, ‘Hey Young Soul’ is imbued with positive energy, a real cheery summer tune. Talking about the song himself, Paul Moleta explains… 

I wrote the song to remind myself and other Rehabilitators and families that love, persistence and a positive mindset will help us conquer the challenges each day presents us with.

With its upbeat and summery sound, ‘Hey Young Soul’ marches us towards a stranger and happier mindset, a sentiment that has become increasingly important in our daily lives.

Growing up in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne, Paul began writing songs at an early age inspired to become a singer-songwriter. Blending alternative pop rock melodies with thoughtful and introspective lyrics, 

Paul Moleta has used his music as a driving force to follow his dreams. Paul relocated to Ireland in 2017 where he fulfilled his dream of recording in Windmill Studios where he recorded his recent single ‘Hypnotised’ which has amassed nearly 20,000 streams on Spotify. Whilst living in Ireland he played major Irish festivals such as Electric Picnic, before moving back to Australia to continue pursuing music.

 

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Paul Moleta Releases New Alternative Rock Single, ‘Hey Young Soul’

LINKS TO PAUL MOLETA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paulmoletaofficial

Twitter: https://twitter.com/paulmoleta

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paulmoleta/

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/699Jk2qXaL2F4sUXKDtqLC?si=NVZQpgdBQL2l9YGFcRU70w

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/paulmoleta

Paul Moleta Releases New Alternative Rock Single, ‘Hey Young Soul’

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Pronounced Laila E Releases Debut Single ‘Grey Street’


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Inspired by the social issues faced by the homeless and sex workers ‘Grey Street’ is the latest single to come from Australian artist Pronounced Laila E. Giving a voice to the voiceless, Pronounced Laila E features the cries of a woman she met on Grey Street in St Kilda, an area of Melbourne where Pronounced Laila E is currently residing. Lyrically trying to overcome prejudice, the gentle guitar accompaniment gives way to a gritty hard hitting beat and lets the vocals take centre stage.
Using music and lyric writing as a tool to overcome past trauma, Pronounced Laila E has been writing rhymes for the last ten years. With themes focusing around social issues such as homelessness, personal experiences with mental illness and awareness, the battle of the ego mind and the path to awakening and self realisation Pronounced Laila E says “I wish to be a voice to those who need to be heard and those who need to heal.” Citing The Beastie Boys and Faithless as her influences, her music is diverse and her songwriting ability versatile. Whilst live shows are cancelled due to Covid-19, she will be performing a live show on NSB radio, with the date to be confirmed due to stage 4 of lockdown.
 

Pronounced Laila E Releases Debut  Single ‘Grey Street’

LINKS TO PRONOUNCED LAILA E

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pronounced_laila_e/

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0Zr3IyJYOAfO2jXAer0zzu?si=edv25x7aSmmpehLuGq6HWw

Stream: https://ditto.fm/grey-street-pronounced-laila-e

Pronounced Laila E Releases Debut  Single ‘Grey Street’

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New Electronic Pop In My Dreams from Nii Co.


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New Electronic Pop In My Dreams from Nii Co.

‘In My Dreams’ is the latest single to come from electronic pop artist Nii Co.. Written about the search for love and companionship and the fear of loneliness, ‘In My Dreams’ was written and recorded in three days at Nii Co.‘s home studio setup. Inspired by the impact home-schooling had on his social life, ‘In My Dreams’ is a moving call out for love, with an emotional vocal melody and simple piano accompaniment. 
 
Nii Co. is a young singer songwriter who styles himself as a pop and future bass producer. Previously signed to Warner Music Philippines, he released three singles with the label before changing his artist name, rebranding himself as Nii Co.. Citing Owl City, Porter Robison and Joji as his influences, his music draws from EDM and pop styles. 
 

New Electronic Pop In My Dreams from Nii Co.

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General Tips For DIY Music Making


 

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It’s no big secret that DIY music making has exploded during the first half of 2020. Even RnB superstar Kali Uchis recorded her four-track To Feel Alive EP by building a makeshift studio in her bedroom. British pop sensation Charli XCX did the same thing when she wrote and recorded How I’m Feeling Now, a new album that was produced entirely while she was in lockdown in her Los Angeles home. If you’re planning your own quarantine-birthed single or EP, here are some of the things you should keep in mind.

 

Make Music With Whatever Equipment You Have

While having high-end studio equipment can yield better results, you don’t need the best equipment to actually start recording music. If you have a laptop or a phone, then you already have access to the many free or cheap apps that you can use to record and mix tracks to your liking. If you have just one instrument you know how to use at home, you’re already better off than many wannabe DIY recording artists. Adapting to the bare minimum will be part of your journey as a studio musician. This is not only good for your recording skills, it will also inevitably influence the way you write and perform songs.

 

Acoustic Treatment & Soundproofing

Making the most of whatever equipment you have will be easier with soundproofing and acoustic treatment. British science writer Chris Woodford explains that there are many ways to prevent outside noises from leaking into your recordings. This includes noise reduction techniques such as absorption and dampening, both of which are also key principles in the proper acoustic treatment of your recording space. Whatever studio space you have right now will determine your need in terms of acoustic panels, bass traps, diffusers, or their DIY counterparts like thick blankets. If you’re serious about recording, learn the science of acoustics and soundproofing.

 

Look To Invest In The Right Home Studio Equipment

Making do with what you have, whether in terms of acoustics, soundproofing, or studio equipment, is a fun and highly productive challenge for any DIY musician. At the same time, if you do have some money to spend invest in studio equipment that will improve the quality of your recordings. Also take note that some studio equipment is designed for recording specific types of music. The AKG C451 B is the latest model in a line of microphones that has been integral in defining the sound of recorded acoustic guitar for decades. Meanwhile, the Neumann U47 is more suited for vocal work, and has been used to record many prominent hits. Which one will be most useful for the type of music you want to record? Consider this before making any significant purchase for your home studio.

 

Get Constructive Feedback From Fellow Musicians

Now comes the hard part. If you want to get better at recording your own music, you have to be open to getting honest feedback from your fellow musicians. Sites like Drooble Song Reviews can make this process much faster and easier. You can also opt for getting feedback from musicians that you already know and trust, and maybe in turn do the same for them. Constructive criticism of your work is a crucial part of improvement. The better you can accept and work on criticism, the faster you can grow as a DIY recording artist.

 

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Happiness Redefined Exceptionally Funked Up With Timechyld


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Happiness Redefined Exceptionally Funked Up With Timechyld

Written after the birth of his first child, ‘Happiness Redefined’ is the latest single to come from Australian funk rocker Timechyld. Delving into the theme of fear and internal conflicts,

‘Happiness Redefined’ sees Timechyld coming to terms with a new personal life coinciding with a worldwide lockdown. With screaming guitar riffs and a funky groove, ‘Happiness Redefined’ shows Timechyld’s growth and maturity as both songwriter and person.

Timechyld is an Australian rock music project of multi-instrumentalist Andrew Rozen, who has been an active part of the Melbourne music scene for the last ten years.

Since working with a producer in 2019, he has decided to go completely solo on his new music, naming a bottle of wine as his sole contributor. Writing and recording in his home studio, Rozen’s lyrics are existential in nature and his songs serve as a vessel for emotional catharsis.

Happiness Redefined Exceptionally Funked Up With Timechyld

LINKS TO TIMECHYLD

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/timechyld

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/timechyld/

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0MyWHizL1jAmnQErqw8uuC

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/timechyld

Stream: https://ditto.fm/happiness-redefined

Happiness Redefined Exceptionally Funked Up With Timechyld

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New EP Is Full Of Reasons To Embrace Your Sunny Disposition


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New EP Is Full Of Reasons To Embrace Your Sunny Disposition

Sunny Disposition released their debut EP in 2005, and played countless gigs in Melbourne and Sydney in the 2000s. They play mellow rock, driven by the sound of a cello.

 

This EP “Drifting By A Scene” was best described as:

“The rainy day melancholy to be found within this EP is, at times, lush and comforting.” Clem Bastow, Inpress, 2005

“A well-established rich and moody sound” Jesse Shrock, Beat, 2005

“Sunny Disposition combine the delicate rhythmic nature of textured guitars and smooth rhythm with the ethereal qualities of the cello to construct definitive mood pieces.” Nick Argyriou, Inpress, 2005

“An incredibly professional and well-honed EP” Shaun Topp, Beat, 2005

 

For this debut EP, the band received radio airplay on JJJ, RRR (Melb), PBS (Melb), 2SER (Syd), FBi (Syd), 4ZZZ (Bris) and numerous other community radio stations.

 

In 2009 and 2010, the band recorded a second EP, but as that decade concluded, life happened; marriages, mortgages and kids. This year, 2020, as a result of COVID19 restrictions and isolation, the band ‘remotely reformed’, and now present this recording that they have been sitting on for quite a while!

 

This second EP is called Full of Reasons, and the band are very excited to have this music seeing the light of day. The EP was recorded by Andrew McLaughlin (Radiant City, Champion Motorist), in his lounge and dining rooms, in Melbourne.

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Sunny Disposition is:

Brad Murray – guitar, vocal

Cally Bartlett – cello

Kirsty Letts – bass

Brendan Bartlett – drums

New EP Is Full Of Reasons To Embrace Your Sunny Disposition

LINKS TO SUNNY DISPOSITION

Website: http://www.sunnydisposition.com.au/

Facebook: facebook.com/sunnydispositionband

Instagram: instagram.com/sunnydispositionband

Twitter: twitter.com/SunnyDisBand

Bandcamp: https://sunnydispositionband.bandcamp.com/releases

Stream: https://orcd.co/fullofreasons

New EP Is Full Of Reasons To Embrace Your Sunny Disposition

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Indie Folk Songwriter Amie K Releases Double Single ‘Playing With Smoke/Glow’


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Representing a shift in Amie K‘s perception of herself, ‘Playing With Smoke / Glow’ is the latest single to come from Indie Folk singer songwriter Amie K. The double single marks the beginning of a new era in her songwriting and a precursor to an EP expected later this year. Recorded and produced by her younger brother, Amie K sees these two songs as a return to her true self. Folky and moody, ‘Playing With Smoke / Glow’ explore feelings of grief, disconnection and personal growth. 

Amie K is a young songwriter currently living in Liverpool. Drawing influence from Laura Marling and Maggie Rogers, her songs tell stories and explore inner emotions as she uses music to process the world around her. Her previous singles have been featured on BBC Wiltshire and she regularly plays live in Liverpool and Bristol. Originally starting out as a street busker in Bath, she has developed her skills as a live performer and vocalist, playing venues such as The Fleece (Bristol), Komedia (Bath) and Studio2 (Liverpool).

Indie Folk songwriter Amie K Releases Double Single ‘Playing With Smoke/Glow’

LINKS TO AMIE K

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amiekmusic

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amiekmusic/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/amiekmusic

Stream: https://ditto.fm/playing-with-smoke-glow

Indie Folk songwriter Amie K Releases Double Single ‘Playing With Smoke/Glow’

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