Category: Country / Folk

Multi award winning vocalist Jasmine Rae has announced her new album ‘Lion Side’ will be released on July 24th and is available for pre order now. The brutally honest songwriter and electrifying live performer has also released the video to her current single ‘Green Light’ – watch here.

‘Lion Side’ is a culmination of several years of soul searching, rigorous and often tortuous self-assessment, indecision and the need to find greater inner-purpose and direction. Ultimately, Jasmine Rae has rediscovered that her true path to self-enlightenment is through her music.

“I took a long time to make this album, but ultimately I simply had to do it,” says Jasmine Rae“Music has always been my way of thinking out loud and figuring things out. Writing and performing allows me to express those feelings… to be dramatic… be loud or be fragile… be emotional… and be real.” 

Recorded in both Sydney and Nashville with producer Lindsey Jackson (Jessica Mauboy, Tori Kelly, The McClymonts), Lion Side comes from an artist who is an inspiration to everyone around her, while often wounded, angry and fragile. In fact, she would even go as far as saying ‘Fraudulent’ at times.  

The album’s current single ‘Green Light’, which is being embraced by both pop and country formats, reflects Jasmine’s battles with anxiety and indecision. “There are always opportunities: The opportunity to take action, or to purposefully let something go; to make a call or leave things unsaid; to change or try again or try differently,” says Jasmine Rae of the song. “No decision – is a decision in itself. This song is the inner dialogue of one of those experiences. These are some of the circling thoughts of doubt and indecision that drive me crazy.”

Also available today is a second album release track with album pre-orders, ‘Carrying The Flame. The song is a tribute to Jasmine Rae’s greatest mentor, and the friend who is now carrying on his legacy, while creating his own. 

“Being real is a superpower. It’s what heals us together.”

It’s the mantra behind Jasmine Rae’s album Lion Side, which will be released on July 24, 2020

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It was the day when all of Australia pitched together to raise money for all of those that suffered during the devastating bushfires and Subculture was there to make sure we kept you right up to date. Here are all of our reviews of the artists playing at Fire Fight Australia.

 

LEE KERNAGHAN

 

Poor Lee Kernaghan had the unfortunate task of kicking of Fire Fight Australia to a near empty stadium. He didn’t let that worry him though and after a mellow start his catchiness caught on and had the small crowd starting to sway along to things. His highlights were clearly the beautiful duet ‘Where I Want to Be’ which saw his wife Robby X join him on stage.  Then anybody who was already caught up with the emotion of the day would have had it flow over them as Kernaghan launched into his final song – the thought provoking ‘Spirit Of The Anzacs’ which he dedicated to all the firies who have put their lives on the line this summer.

 

CONRAD SEWELL

 

Conrad Sewell arrived on stage looking like a very young John Farnham and then delivered with the voice to match. Festivals like this are important to artists like Sewell as it opens up their music to a lot of people who perhaps would have never have heard their music before. With that in mind Sewell really delivered. He eased into things with ‘Start Again’ before his backing singers really kicked in on ‘Healing Hands’ almost making themselves sound like a choir. Anyone that doubted the talent of Sewell though was really put in their place though with his amazing falsetto vocals on ‘Changing’.

 

BAKER BOY

 

Somebody had to finally get the crowd moving that that somebody ended up being indigenous rapper Baker Boy. His loud clothing really made a statement… as did his music. He fused all genres together and rap suddenly turned to didgeridoo, but more important was the fact that his tracks like ‘Cool As Hell’ seemed to get the crowd moving and on their feet.

 

DARYL BRAITHWAITE

Of course this wouldn’t have been an Australian music festival without one of Australia’s best performers – Daryl Braithwaite. As usual though Braithwaite did not disappoint. He overcame early microphone issues to deliver a great version of ‘As The Days Go By.’ That was quickly followed up by ‘One Summer’ which again had the crowd singing along. Then came the song that everyone wanted to hear from him – ‘Horses.’ Once again the crowd joined in and even MC Celeste Barber returned to the stage to ride across on her wooden ‘horsey.’ One thing became very apparent as the strong crowd sang along, even acapella at time, more people know the words to ‘Horses’ than do the words of the national anthem.

 

PETE MURRAY

 

The Aussie rock royalty then continued with Pete Murray arriving on stage and going straight into a mellow version of ‘Opportunity.’ The audience then joined in again as the sweet acoustic sounds of ‘Better Days’ filled ANZ Stadium and we were once again reminded of what an amazing artist Murray is. That audience then listened in total silence as the beautiful sound of ‘So Beautiful’ filled the stadium. He then closed the set with a great performance of ‘Feeler’ and once again we were reminded just why Pete Murray is one of the best Aussie artists going around.

 

GRINSPOON

The grunt finally arrived on stage with alternative rockers Grinspoon. They started out mellow with ‘Chemical Heart’ but then hit full stride when they launched into ‘Just Ace.,’ the track that finally see some moshing start. They intensity continued with the ferocity of  “Lost Control’ leaving those that were there for the pop artists a little confused. To close out their set they celebrated the fact it was Sunday by delivering another fan favourite – ‘Hard Act To Follow.’

 

JESSICA MAUBOY

 

ANZ Stadium then become part central as Australia’s soul queen took to the stage. Jess Mauboy kicked off with ‘Saturday Night’ before the funky guitar riffs of ‘Can I Get A Moment’ took over. She then toned it back a little with ‘Honesty’ a song that really did showcase the fact that she has one of the finest singing voices in Australia. The energy returned then as she performed ‘We’ve Got Love’ a track that now means a hell of a lot more to Australians then it did when she performed it at Eurovision. Lyrics like ‘don’t give up’  now have an entirely different meaning to Australians than they did a few months ago.

 

ILLY

The new wave of Australian music then went on show with rapper Illy bringing some sweet, melodic rap as he started out with ‘Then What.’ He really found his groove though with ‘Catch 22’ as he crooned ‘stay another round’ and you just knew that people were hitting up Spotify to add it to their collection. Then in act of sheer bravery (or should that be stupidity) Illy decided to debut his new single ‘Last Laugh’ in front of a lazy 70,000 people, the biggest crowd he has ever played in front of. He then showed more of his skills with an stunning rendition of ‘Paper Cuts.’

 

GUY SEBASTIAN

Anyway who had forgotten the power of Guy Sebastian’s voice was very quickly reminded as he launched into the soulful ‘Bloodstone’ before following it up with ‘Before I Go (You’ll Know My Name)’ a track that took his voice to even deeper depths. Sebastian then showed his talent by rapping while holding an acoustic guitar as he performed both his part and Lupe Fiasco’s during their hit ‘Battle Scars.’

 

PEKING DUK

The vibes at ANZ Stadium rose as Peking Duk took to the stage. A real summery vibe swept in as they belted out ‘Stranger’ and then took it to a whole new level with ‘Say My Name’, complete with some Inni Kamoze inspired melodies. In what was one of the most sombre parts of the day both members of Peking Duk shared personal stories about how they had relatives and close friends who lost their homes in the fires… it is moments like that that kept reminding us why we were all there. Rightfully so they followed the stories up with a haunting rendition of ‘Take Me Over.’ To finish off they closed with ‘High’ which had the audience screaming the moment the first strains started to play… yes Peking Duk were one of the highlights of the day.

 

DELTA GOODREM

Delta Goodrem walked onto the stage draped in the Australian flag looking more like a prize fighter walking into the ring rather than a singer about to sing in front of one of the biggest crowds she will ever perform in. She quickly won over the audience with a cover of The Seekers’ ‘I Am Australian’ before then performing one of her biggest hits – ‘Born To Try.’ Then while seated at her piano Goodrem performed the song she wrote during these fires – the extremely emotional ‘Let It Rain’ while reminding us all that when Australian hurts we all hurt. Goodrem then sent all of her fans into raptures with a melody that consisted of some of her biggest songs.

 

RONAN KEATING

 

Next to take to the stage was honorary Australian Ronan Keating who flew in from Malaysia just to perform at Fire Fight. He kicked off with of his biggest hits ‘Lovin’ Each Day’ before then crooning ‘When You Say Nothing In’ while walking through the crowd. Keating then kept the hits coming when he sang ‘Rollercoaster’ which again had the audience joining in.

 

TINA ARENA

 

Tina Arena’s set started with a funky flashback to her past with ‘The Machine’s Breaking Down’ before continuing the flashback with ‘Chains.’ While many Australians would have not seen Arena perform for a number of years she showed that she has a strong fan base when singing ‘Heaven Help My Heart’ and having a lot of audience joining with her. Then in a complete shock Arena delivered one of the biggest surprises of the night when she rocked it out when a cover of The Divinyl’s hit ‘Boys In Town.’ Now we know that Arena is that good at rock… we can only hope that one day we see her do a rock album… seriously everybody people were freakin’ head-banging to Tina Arena.

 

ALICE COOPER

 

Looking like a rock n roll pirate Alice Cooper stormed onto the stage and launched into ‘Department Of Youth’ before Nita Strauss took centre-stage with an epic guitar solo in the middle of ‘I’m Eighteen.’ The youngsters in the audience then got a rock lesson as Alice and band took it to the next level with an energetic version of his greatest hit ‘Poison.’ It was then time for the teeny boppers in the audience to duck for cover as Alice’s fans started to mosh during ‘Schools Out.’

 

AMY SHARK

Amy Shark showed why she is one of the biggest stars in the Australian music scene at the moment with a mellow version of ‘I Adore You’ before launching into ‘All Loved Up’ while looking at home performing in a stadium. Her electronic and more aggressive sound then came through with ‘Mess Her Up.’ One of the highlights was the motivational speech she gave before ‘I Said Hi’when she reminded Australia that we are one of the strongest countries in the world and that we should never give up. Continuing to watch Amy Shark grow as a performer has been one of the highlights of being a music journalist in Australia over the past few years and seeing her perform so well in front of a stadium audience has been one of my highlights of the past couple of years.

 

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER

In one of the biggest shocks of the night 5 Seconds Of Summer really blew things up with an almost hard rock sound before returning to their more familiar pop punk sound of ‘Easier’. Still the epic jam in the middle of the song sounded a lot heavier than I expected they would sound. Their new track ‘No Shame’ had a catchy vibe to it as did ‘Want You Back, but nothing else matched that early hard rock sound they managed to deliver. One of the biggest cheers of the day though was reserved for when 5 Seconds Of Summer started ‘Youngblood.’ The song had their fans singing along from start to finish.

 

QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT

What do you do when you are a band with a plethora of hits spanning decades but are playing a small festival slot? Queen + Adam Lambert solved that problem by beginning their set with a mash of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘Radio Ga Ga.’ It was obvious from the start that Adam Lambert was at his full vocal best while Brian May showed that age certainly hasn’t sowed him down any as very soon the strains of his guitar were soon filling ANZ Stadium.

Queen then showed why they are still one of the best rock bands in the world with a high energy version of ‘Hammer To Fall’ complete with an amazing guitar solo by Mr. May himself. To follow on from that Adam Lambert then did a great mix of Elvis Presley and Freddie Mercury as the band performed ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love.’ The pumped up crowd then happily joined in when the band decided to play ‘We Will Rock You,’ there enthusiasm surprising considering many of them had now been standing for eight hours. Not even those hardened fans could match Adam Lambert’s vocals on ‘We Are The Champions’ as he reached notes that many of us could only dream about reaching.  Yes, if you go back over the set list it is the same set list that played at Live Aid… respect, guys, respect.

 

THE HILLTOP HOODS

Following a band like Queen is never something that you would look forward to but The Hilltop Hoods did in their stride bouncing onto stage with energy as they performed ‘Leave Me Lonely’. With a full brass section their version of ‘Clark Griswold’ had a very funky vibe. They were then joined by Australian Eurovision 2020 winner Montaigne for a smooth version of ‘1955.’ Things really picked up though when the crowd started jumping as the band sang ‘Crosby Sweater.’

 

K.D. LANG

One of the hardest jobs of the night was given to Canadian songstress K.D. Lang who was given the task of being next on stage directly after the one minute silence for the 33 people that perished in this summer’s fires. She was up to the task though with a haunting, piano driven version of ‘The Valley’ that gave people more time to reflect on those that had lost their lives. She then followed it up with an amazingly powerful rendition of ‘Hallelujah’.

 

ICEHOUSE

 

The Aussie legends kicked off their set with an atmospheric version of ‘Great Southern Land’ complete with didgeridoo, then came the moment we had all been waiting for as the band sand ‘Electric Blue’ and ordered the crowd to sing along with them… as if anybody needed any urging. They then closed their set as their fans danced along to ‘We Can Get Together.’

 

JOHN FARNHAM & OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN

 

And with the biggest cheer of the night the legend himself John Farnham walked onto stage and dove straight into ‘Age Of Reason.’ In full flight Farnham then jumped straight into ‘Pressure Down’. As the crowd begun to settle they were then whipped into a frenzy again when the recently Dame’d Olivia Newton-John joined Farnham on stage and joined him for a duet of ‘Two Strong Hearts.’ Farnham’s greatest hits package then continued and as he sang ‘That’s Freedom’ it became very clear that his vocals are still as strong as ever… there seems to be no slowing down Farnham at all.

On of the highlights of the night though was when Brian May and Adam Tambo joined Farnham on stage for ‘You’re The Voice.’ It was no secret that a few years ago May was trying to get Farnham to join Queen so this was a rare opportunity for the pair to work together… and a moment that Aussie music fans wills remember for a long time to come. We were promised that this would be a day to remember… and that moment with two music legends made sure that was certainly the case.

 

The prestigious and highly-coveted Australian Music Prize has unveiled its Shortlist for its 15th anniversary year, with a cohort of the country’s most respected music experts narrowing down the of 107 nominated albums to just the finest nine Australian releases of 2019.

The shortlist reflects Australia’s diverse pool of talent with an unrivalled consistency of quality continuing to rise to the top not only at home but across the world stage; Ainslie Wills’ introspective, folk-pop debut album ‘All You Have Is All You Need’Amyl And The Sniffers reverence for 1970s punk in their self-titled album, Julia Jacklin’s honest journey through heartbreak and reconnection with self in ‘Crushing’Methyl Ethel’s closure-seeking third album ‘Triage’Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds latest epic ‘Ghosteen’, the eclectic dance album ‘Rebel Force’ from Sleep DThelma Plum’s story of culture, heritage, love and pain in debut album ‘Better In Blak’, the uncompromising, unapologetic sounds from Dispossessed’s ‘Warpath Never Ended’ and previous winner Sampa The Great with her acclaimed record ‘The Return’.

 

 

It’s always great when an album as a body of work is recognised, The Return was one hell of a journey. Being nominated again feels very special,” said Sampa The Great.

This year’s awards see an overhauled judging process featuring forty of the country’s most admired tastemakers, retailers, media and artists participating in creating what is an amazing list of Australian albums. The shortlist has been chosen by a final judging panel who will come together in person for a day of discussion, debate and perhaps argument to decide the musical merits of each release and ultimately select Australia’s most prestigious music prize recipient, to be announced in March.

As a first time AMP judge, binge-listening was a chance to revisit great albums and discover albums that had slipped through the cracks now we’re all seemingly bombarded with more music than ever before. Heaven knows how they managed to cull all those albums down, but they’ve come up with a fine nine that is a killer snapshot of Australian music in the last 12 months,” said Australian Music Prize judge Cameron Adams.

Inspired by the UKs coveted Mercury Prize, the Australian Music Prize has previously recognised artists including Gurrumul, Sampa the Great, Courtney Barnett, Hermitude, The Jezabels, Eddy Current Suppression Ring and The Drones, and continues to thrive with the support of the industry it serves.

The Australian Music Prize has never been more vital in our music ecosystem, providing a separation from the fight for commercial success and encouraging a reconnection to the very heart of what draws us to music. We are proud to lift up music that inspires lives and change our culture for the better,” said Australian Music Prize director Scott Murphy.

The 15th AMP is also increasing its consultation and inclusion across the industry to showcase the album format, shine a light on amazing records which may not have had the support they deserve and to celebrate great Australian albums.

 

 

May 17, 1999 saw the release of one of the most lauded debut albums from an Australian artist, across any genre – ‘The Captain’ from Kasey Chambers. This ground breaking long- player was to change everything for the 22 year old singer songwriter, a blast of fresh air in the local country scene.  Off the back of ‘The Captain’, Kasey picked up her first solo ARIA Awards, for Best Country Album and Best Female Artist; the album would go Triple Platinum in Australia, reach the Top 50 of the US Billboard Country albums and launch Kasey’s music to the world.

Tomorrow, exactly 20 years to the day, Kasey Chambers unveils ‘The Captain’ 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, whilst the album is released on vinyl for the very first time!  This new package includes the 12 tracks from the original album plus ‘Hey Girl’(unearthed track), 7 tracks from the bonus edition (released in 2000), and 13 previously unreleased track-by-track interview pieces from 1999. The accompanying 32 page booklet has never before seen pictures of Kasey’s childhood, promotional and live images, and an image of the original handwritten lyrics for the title track ‘The Captain’.

Listen to Kasey discuss ‘The Captain’ back in a 1999 recording HERE.

Kasey will mark the release of ‘The Captain’ 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition with an accompanying tour, reforming her original band to play songs from The Captain album alongside a “best of” career set.   It commences with a new date, September 12 at Melbourne’s Palms at Crown and traverses the country, winding up in Canberra on October 27 at the Playhouse Theatre CIC.

Following on from ‘The Captain, Kasey has released another 11 albums, each one cementing her place on the global country artist stage and garnering her a cabinet full of awards.  In 2018 she was the youngest female ever to be inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame, reinforcing her place as one of Australia’s most revered and captivating performers.

 

KASEY CHAMBERS – THE CAPTAIN 

20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2019 

Tickets on sale now

For further information please head to www.kaseychambers.com

Thursday 12 SEPTEMBER – THE PALMS AT CROWN, MELBOURNE VIC  – NEW SHOW

Friday 13 SEPTEMBER – THE PALMS AT CROWN, MELBOURNE VIC  – SOLD OUT

Saturday 14 SEPTEMBER – COSTA HALL GPAC, GEELONG VIC

Sunday 15 SEPTEMBER – PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, WANGARATTA VIC

Thursday 19 SEPTEMBER – LISMORE CITY HALL, LISMORE NSW

Friday 20 SEPTEMBER – THE FORTITUDE MUSIC HALL, BRISBANE QLD

Saturday 21 SEPTEMBER – SOUTHPORT RSL, SOUTHPORT QLD

Friday 4 OCTOBER – THEBARTON THEATRE, ADELAIDE SA

Saturday 5 OCTOBER – THE ASTOR THEATRE, PERTH WA

Sunday 6 OCTOBER – BRIDGETOWN HOTEL, BRIDGETOWN WA

Friday 11 OCTOBER – TOWN HALL THEATRE PAC, DEVONPORT TAS

Saturday 12 OCTOBER – THEATRE NORTH AT THE PRINCESS, LAUNCESTON TAS

Sunday 13 OCTOBER – WREST POINT ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, HOBART TAS

Thursday 17 OCTOBER – ANITA’S THEATRE, THIRROUL NSW

Friday 18 OCTOBER – EVAN THEATRE PANTHERS, PENRITH NSW

Saturday 19 OCTOBER – THE CUBE, CAMPBELLTOWN NSW

Sunday 20 OCTOBER – BATHURST MEMORIAL THEATRE, BATHURST NSW

Friday 25 OCTOBER – GIANT DWARF, REDFERN NSW

Saturday 26 OCTOBER – NEX THEATRE, NEWCASTLE NSW

Sunday 27 OCTOBER – THE PLAYHOUSE THEATRE CIC, CANBERRA ACT

Australian country music starlet Bridget O’Shannessy has chosen the path of hard work and true-blue fortitude in her new single Long Dirt Road; a song about committing to a life of music, no matter the trials that she faces.

Bridget O’Shannessy has taken the Long Dirt Road to rediscover herself and create a new, refreshing sound in this latest single.

“I’m so proud of Long Dirt Road, I’m looking at it as a rebirth of my sound and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it. Everyone’s been working really hard and it’s finally going to be out in the world,” said Bridget.

Following her path into music, Bridget has been experiencing life to its fullest from fashion shows to stadiums to beautifully crafted music videos, she’s taking everything life throws her way and crafting unexpected tunes.

“I wrote Long Dirt Road about the journey of someone’s life. The road I chose is music and I’ve been lucky enough to experience some really unique twists and turns because of it; fashion shows, stadiums, music videos. Things that not everyone can say they’ve done.”

With her band by her side, they created the latest ballad Long Dirt Road which all began from a single strumming pattern.

“In rehearsals with my band, occasionally we’ll get side-tracked by something someone’s playing and go off on a jam session tangent. I started playing the strumming pattern you hear in the hook and next thing you know we were all playing the whole song.”

 

The stellar career of singer songwriter Bob Evans receives the Best Of treatment compliments of new album, Full Circle, released today.   Full Circle also features brand new track ‘Drowning’ and is accompanied by a video filmed in studio by Arlo Cook during the recording of the track.

To mark the release, Bob Evans will hit the road for a national capital cities tour kicking off at Black Bear Lodge in Brisbane on October 19, and moving through to Sydney, Adelaide and Perth, before finishing up at Northcote Social Club in Melbourne on November 3.

Discussing Full Circle, Kevin Mitchell explains“I didn’t want to approach this like a traditional Greatest Hits or Best Of. I like the idea of it being presented more like an introduction to my work if you had never heard of me. This would be the record for that person. So I didn’t want to just bundle the singles together or present the songs in the order they were released. Some singles didn’t make the cut, in favour of album tracks that have grown legs of their own and found some kind of special place of significance without ever necessarily being on the radio or anything … It was quite hard actually, trying to narrow 5 albums down to 14 tracks. But I’m happy with how it looks. I’m proud of what I’ve managed to create.”

Mitchell was already under the Australian music spotlight as singer/guitarist for indie-rock-darlings Jebediah when in 1998 he found a t-shirt in a Perth op-shop with the number 15 on the back, and the name ‘Bob Evans’ printed on the front. Coincidentally at this time he was embarking on his first solo shows in Perth and a random name on someone’s discarded basketball shirt took hold.  He may have grown out of the t-shirt, but the name fit and has stayed for an impressive solo career.

“This Bob Evans guy has been hitching a ride in my life for 20 years,” Mitchell laughs. “It’s an unusual relationship to have with something that isn’t real.”

Mitchell recently co-founded Music with Mates, forming a new Australian non-for-profit organisation to help young migrants create new friendships by grouping them with locals to attend music concerts for free.   The project aims to foster friendships and to help young migrants better integrate themselves into their local community.   Tickets will be donated by musicians, agents and promoters.  Artists who have already pledged their support for the project include Bob Evans, Josh Pyke, Busby Marou, Clare Bowditch and Paul Dempsey.

“Music is such a great way for young people from all walks of life to connect,” Mitchell says, “our aim is to create an inclusive, compassionate environment for new arrivals to Australia.”

For more visit www.musicwithmates.com

 

‘FULL CIRCLE’ TRACKLIST:

CD 1 (CD, Vinyl & Digital)

  1. Don’t You Think It’s Time?
  2. Someone So Much
  3. Nowhere Without You
  4. Don’t Wanna Grow Up Anymore
  5. Happy Tears
  6. Wintersong
  7. Pasha Bulker
  8. Friend
  9. Hand Me Downs 
  10. Matterfact
  11. Don’t Walk Alone
  12. Sadness & Whiskey
  13. Turn
  14. Wonderful You
  15. Drowning **new track

 

CD 2 (CD & Digital)

  1. Ever Fallen In Love (Buzzcocks) (Double J Live Recording)
  2. In Spite Of Ourselves (John Prine & Iris Dement) (Recorded with Kirsty Lee Akers)
  3. Not Fair (Lily Allen) (Live for JJJ Like A Version)
  4. Come To This (Sleepy Jackson)
  5. Disparate Youth (Santigold) (Live for JJJ Like A Version)
  6. Wide Open Road (The Triffids)
  7. Beautiful To Me (Little Birdy) (Live for JJJ Like A Version)
  8. See Through Dress (Red Jezebel)
  9. Liar (Eskimo Joe)
  10. Two Of Us (the Beatles) (Recorded live with Josh Pyke)

 

 

CATCH BOB EVANS LIVE IN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER

FRI 19 OCT | BLACK BEAR LODGE, BRISBANE QLD | 18+
Tickets available from www.bobevans.com.auor www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

SAT 20 OCT | LEADBELLY, NEWTOWN NSW | 18+
Tickets available from www.bobevans.com.auor www.leadbelly.oztix.com.au

FRI 26 OCT | THE GOV, ADELAIDE SA | 18+
Tickets available from www.bobevans.com.auor www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

SAT 27 OCT | THE ROSEMOUNT HOTEL, NORTH PERTH WA | 18+
Tickets available from www.bobevans.com.auor www.oztix.com.au | 1300 762 545 | All Oztix Outlets

SAT 3 NOV | NORTHCOTE SOCIAL CLUB, NORTHCOTE VIC | 18+
Tickets available from www.bobevans.com.auor www.eventbrite.com.au

 

Hannah Cameron’s voice is that of pure awe. The disarming young alt-folk artist has been carefully crafting delicate refrains to match it for the last few years, growing ever grander with each release. Her latest single ‘What’s It For’ is a striking culmination of this, which has already seen Cameron rally an influx of devoted fans, multiple spins on triple j, inclusions in Spotify’s Deep Dark Indie and Electric Grit playlists, and a recent addition to rotation on Sydney’s FBi Radio. Now, the distinguished singer songwriter is excited to reveal a new live recording of ‘What’s It For’ and announce an east coast album tour just around the corner.

Recently lifted from Hannah’s forthcoming album I Lay Where You Lie coming Friday 8 June‘What’s It For’ observes the rapidly shifting changes we face amidst the digital age and relishes in the simplicity of times bygone. Shot at the refreshingly obstinate Railway Hotel which hasn’t changed a crumb in the past 45 odd years, this flawless live performance strips ‘What’s It For’ back to its humble scaffolds and finds real strength there. Directed, filmed and edited by Andy Johnson with sound tracked and mixed byJono Steer, the video gives a glimpse into the raw and honest storytelling of Hannah Cameron live. 

We shot the video at The Railway Hotel in Fitzroy North. It’s this wonderful establishment, which has somehow managed to shirk the gentrification that has swept through every other Melbourne pub on this side of town. I wrote What’s It For about the way that we, often unwittingly, allow external forces to influence our behaviour and our relationships and it just kind of struck me that this was a place that had remained true to itself for decades despite all the movement and transformation going on around it. So between that and the fish tank it felt like the perfect backdrop.” – Hannah Cameron

A taste of what’s to come, the video celebrates the announcement of an East Coast album tour taking to Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, and regional Victoria, kicking it all off with a pair of shows at Bello Winter Music Festival. Having opened for the likes of Broads, LULUC, Leah Senior, Coda Chroma and more, Hannah Cameron live is an absolute treat, and this is your chance to see her at her finest yet. Do not sleep on it.

I Lay Where You Lie Album Tour Dates
Friday 13 + Sunday 15 July
Bello Winter Music Festival, Bellingen
Tickets: www.bellowintermusic.com

Thursday 9 August
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Tickets via www.eventbrite.com

Friday 10 August
Junk Bar, Brisbane
Tickets via thejunkbar.oztix.com.au

Saturday 18 August
The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine
Tickets on the door

Saturday 25 August
Golden Age Cinema and Bar, Sydney
Free Entry

‘What’s It For’ is out now via iTunes / Bandcamp Spotify

I Lay Where You Lie is out globally Friday 8 June and available to for pre-sale nowvia Bandcamp

Heathcote born, Bendigo based, folk artist Mariah McCarthy is one of regional Victoria’s most prized possessions. Since living and performing in the big smoke with her old bandDeer Prudence for a time, Mariah has returned to her neck of the woods a solo artist and is focussing all her energy on launching her own career with gusto. The budding young talent is excited to today to release her debut EP Counting Sheep.

To celebrate the release of her debut EP,  Mariah performed her song ‘1821’ for Shoelace Sessions in the quiet pool room at the Edinburgh Castle, Brunswick.
Mixed & Mastered by Julian Abrahams & Produced by Shoelace Creative.

Having made notable festival appearances at Wintermoon Festival (QLD), St Albans Folk Festival (NSW), Yackandandah Folk Festival (VIC) and Majors Creek Festival(NSW) in her time spent in country folk duo Deer Prudence, Mariah is an honest and tender performer, whose captivating live presence captures every ear in the room.

Catch the exquisite storytelling of Mariah McCarthy when she launches her debut EPCounting Sheep throughout Victoria during May, June and July.

‘COUNTING SHEEP’ EP LAUNCH DATES
Melbourne
Saturday 26 May – The Wesley Anne
Supports: Georgie Currie (The Northern Folk) + Jarrod Shaw
Tickets: $10 on the door

Bendigo
Saturday 2 June – Old Church on the Hill
Supports: Sarah Wilkinson + Paul Dyason (Northern Folk)
Tickets: $10 on the door

OTHER UPCOMING SHOWS
Sunday 27 May – Taproom, Castlemaine (Free)
Saturday 16 June – Martian’s Cafe, Dean’s Marsh – $10 on the door
Sunday 17 June – The Door Gallery Cafe, Geelong (Free)
Saturday 23 June – The Delatite Hotel (Free Entry)
Saturday 30 June – The Kilmore Celtic Festival, Kilmore
Sunday 1 July – The Gypsy Bar, Echuca (Free Entry)
Friday 13 July – Oscar’s Alehouse, Belgrave (Free Entry)

 

Breaking out on her own bare feet comes magical folk artist Mariah McCarthy. After a four-year stint living and performing around Melbourne with her band Deer PrudenceMariah has returned to her regional roots and has been busy brewing something truly special. The now Bendigo-basedsinger songwriter is excited to launch her solo career with her first official release ‘Counting Sheep’ – a stunning debut single which she’ll be taking to the stage in a pair of intimate live shows this March.

With a beckoning voice of home and soothing rhythms akin to travelling among regularly-visited far off places, Mariah marries feelings of here and there; comfort and ache; dream and reality in‘Counting Sheep’. Featuring instrumentation from Ben LangdonDavid Williams, and David Carr, the self-written track was recorded, mixed and mastered by Carr himself in the beautiful surrounds of his Dandenong Ranges’ Rangemaster Studios. An ode to awakening remote desire and accessing the lucid brightness within our dream selves, McCarthy’s debut is a warm, honest, and mature account from the budding talent.

As the title suggests, Counting Sheep tells a story of wakefulness and the dark thoughts that occur when sleep seems so far away. It explores the notion that everything that we desire is always out of reach and longing only seems to make time slow down. – Mariah McCarthy

Having previously toured in the country folk duo Deer Prudence who has made stage appearances at major Australian Festivals such as Wintermoon Festival (QLD), St Albans Folk Festival (NSW), Yackandandah Folk Festival (VIC) and Majors Creek Festival (NSW), Mariah is a seasoned performer eager to bring her own tender storytelling to new and returning fans widespread.

Catch the raw, organic sounds of Mariah McCarthy live when she brings her captivating set to Melbourne’s Some Velvet Morning and Bendigo’s Basement Bar in her ‘Counting Sheep’single launch shows this March.

Mariah McCarthy ‘Counting Sheep’ Single Launch Dates

Bendigo
Friday 2 March
Basement Bar
9pm – 11.00pm
Support: TBA
Free Entry

Melbourne
Saturday 3 March
Some Velvet Morning
8.30 – 10.30pm
Support: TBA
Free Entry

Other upcoming shows
Eaglehawk, Bendigo

Sunday 4 March
Summer Event – Eaglehawk Pool
3.00 – 6.00pm

‘Counting Sheep’ is out Friday 23 February via
 iTunes // Apple Music // Spotify