Category: World Music

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.

 

 

Dave G today had the opportunity to chat to the legendary Al Anderson about the forthcoming Australian tour for The Original Wailers. Anderson joined The Wailers back when Bob Marley was the lead singer and has also performed with the some greats including Peter Tosh, UB40, Lauryn Hill and Ben Harper just to name a few.

You can listen to the interview below and make sure you check out the tour dates as well… book your ticket today.

 

Reggae Royalty, Jamaica’s THE ORIGINAL WAILERS return to perform all the BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS Hits as only they can. Whenever they perform live the energy is incredible, people are swaying and singing along surrounded by love and happiness.

BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS sold more than 250 million albums worldwide with an incredible songbook – Is This Love, Could You Be Loved, Three Little Birds, One Love, No Woman No Cry, Get Up, Stand Up, Buffalo Soldier, I Shot The Sheriff, Jamming, Get Up Stand Up, Redemption Song to name a few

Even though Bob Marley passed away 38 years ago his music will live on forever. THE ORIGINAL WAILERS bring the Marley sound and definitely the Marley vibe as they carry on Marley’s message of love and unity and play All the Hits.

THE ORIGINAL WAILERS June 2019 Australian Tour Dates 
Wednesday 5th – Bryon Bay – The Nothern
Thursday 6th – Brisbane – Eatons Hill Hotel
Friday 7th – Sydney – Metro Theatre
Saturday 8th – Melbourne – Prince Bandroom
Wednesday 12th – Adelaide The Gov
Thursday 13th – Perth – Rosemount Hotel

 

Tickets

Pre-Sale – Friday February 22nd, 11am Local time – Monday February 25th, 10am Local Time

On Sale – Monday February 25th, 11am Local Time

From: http://metropolistouring.com/the-original-wailers-2019/

 

Sunshine Coast World Music legends Dubarray have just released their new single and music video ‘Inner Sanctum’. The single is the title track from their new upcoming album, which is set for release on Friday 18th May 2018.
Dubarray have also announced that their highly anticipated album is now available for pre order on iTunes.
Uplifting, Soulful & Euphoric, Dubarray combine a fresh fusion of boundary bending world music that infuses styles such as trip-hop, drum & bass, house, reggae, funk, dancehall and tribal grooves layered on a bed of electronic ambience and organic undertones.
Dubarray formed in Europe 6 years ago and built a solid foundation thanks to a relentless live touring schedule. They have since released 3 Albums and 5 Singles, returned to tour Europe multiple times, hit the Australian road for many national tours and have been nominated for various Music Oz and Queensland Music awards.
Dubarray have appeared at many festivals in Australia and abroad including Splendour in the GrassWoodfordWanderlustIsland Vibes, LuminatePalm Creek,Nannup and Earth Frequency (to mention just a diverse few.)
New single ‘Inner Sanctum’ is available for download on all major online stores.