ARIA AWARD WINNING ARTIST ‘ALTIYAN CHILDS’ FORMS NEW BAND
Altiyan Childs new band rock band 'Risq' is set to run a string of Victorian shows through early to late August in anticipation of their debut single release'Rest of Your Life'. The band which features Altiyan (lead Vocals/ Guitar), Patrick Goodman (Guitar Vocals), Richard Rocek (Drums/ Vocals) will debut at The Village Green on 10th August - Tickets go on sale soon so dont miss out.
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Kingsford Smith Release New Country Track
Family in nature, humble in presence, Kingsford Smith otherwise known as Smithies is the country rock vessel of singer/ songwriters Chris Hyde & Paul Withers.
Based in the outer south-east of Melbourne, Kingsford Smith is a band that prides themselves on their down to earth music, expressive songs which reflect on life’s ups and downs.
Having formed a little over three years ago, Paul & Chris have been busy crafting their debut Album ‘Countrified”. Produced by Paul Withers, Andy Sorenson & Phil Butson at Phil Butson Studios and mastered by Alex McCollough, “Countrified” is an album that features 11 tracks in total with lead single 'She is Gone' that's due out this week.
“She is Gone is about my wife whom was often away for months at a time, this song is about how I was left feeling when she was away. Even though we talked on the phone and Skype there was still a large gap left as a result of her absence. It didn’t matter what I did, I just felt incomplete. It’s the little things you take for granted, that when they are no longer there your life can feel barren, dark and lost.” Paul Withers
She's is Gone is scheduled for national radio service on Tuesday 14th June and available through all good online stores on Thursday 23rd June.
QUEEN UNSEEN – GERMAN EDITION
MAY 2016 - A special German edition of Queen Unseen is out now & titled 'QUEEN INTIM' (Intimate Queen) - The Publishers, Koch Media/Hannibal have given it the tag line of 'Groupies, Gin Und Glitter - auf tour mit Queen'.. Buy it now!
THE HIDING – NEW RELEASE KARMA MY LIFE
APRIL 2016 - Melbourne indie electro-pop act The Hiding have today announced their new single, Karma My Life alongside an artistic, emotive video clip and several show dates kicking off in Bendigo at Rifle Brigade Hotel on April 29, moving through to Mynt Lounge (Werribee) on May 6 and finishing up at Revolver (Melb) on May 21.
The band’s folk inspired percussive guitar sound takes influence from when the band were absorbing the many acoustic performances in Central Park whilst living in New York. With a memorable hook and a happy, roadtripping vibe, the single touts a supremely positive message, a recurring theme that flows through the band’s songwriting. “Life can throw so many speed bumps and The Hiding has experienced its fair share of these,” explains lyricist and guitarist, Anthony Salce. “It can be deflating and soul damaging, however, these are life lessons we all experience and Karma my life is about accepting these journeys, appreciating the turning point and celebrating the ‘positive experience’ that changed your life.”
The video clip is a fittingly uplifting collaboration with masterful Italian sand artist, Fatmir Mura. It fuses Fatmir’s signature live, hand-crafted sand images to artistically tell the story behind Karma My Life and the resulting video is a compelling, literal work of art. Widely known around Europe, Fatmir’s sand art videos have been creating a stir around the world. As soon as the band had the idea to collaborate with an artist to create a visual interpretation of the imagery of the song, they knew Fatmir was the man for the job. Anthony enthuses, “As Karma My Life is an honest and emotive piece, we wanted the video to represent the changing nature of the band and the need to adapt to your surroundings, which Fatmir delivers very well in his sand art.”
Excited to hit the road with their new tunes, Anthony explains, “We always aim for a high energy vibe, as well as plenty of crowd interaction, it’s about making that party vibe come alive through every song.”
The Hiding are Anthony Salce (vocals, guitar, synths), Ryan Di Cecco (bass), Tom Moore (drums), Stewart Winchester (guest lead vocals) and Chris Salce (keys).
Tickets to all shows are on sale now via http://www.thehidingmusic.com
THE HIDING SHOW DATES
FRI 29 APR | RIFLE BRIGADE HOTEL, BENDIGO VIC | 18+ | Tickets available at the door
FRI 6 MAY | MYNT LOUNGE, WERRIBEE VIC | 18+ | Tickets available at the door
SAT 21 MAY | REVOLVER, MELBOURNE VIC | 18+ | Tickets available at the door
ALTIYAN CHILDS – KISS ME
From multi platinum sales to winning the X-Factor & taking out numerous awards including an ARIA for highest selling album - Altiyan Childs is set to return to the media spotlight with his latest release Kiss Me.
ANI-K – CHEW FU FIX
Having previously worked with Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Timbaland and Black Eyed Peas, Chew Fu has given what started off as vibrant poetry from 12-year-old wunderkind Anika Karu his trademark quirky-synth 'refix', as he calls it. Hey Girl blasts through with punchy zest, a chugging twist at the middle-eight, and a halo of innocence. With regional stations picking up her previous singles, this service to radio should accrue metro into the fold.
ZIA – SUNSHINE
Multi award winning artist Zia, drops latest single'Sunshine'- A sharp piece of urban-infused dance, “Sunshine” is a perfect three-minute summer anthem. “Sunshine” is accompanied by an award winning animated video, which depicts in brilliant line drawings the simple joys of the Sunshine Coast, from the mountains to the ocean and all things in between.
ALTIYAN CHILDS – RISE UP
“Rise Up” follows a string of successful releases, from multi platinum sales, an ARIA award, Sanity’s quickest selling artist in history & Take 40 best Australian artist and most popular artist. “RiseUp” is the very first song that was written for Altiyan’s long-awaited sophomore album, “BornBeforeTheSun” (Due for release in the next couple of months). It is a song of survival, and holds the message that it’s never over. An intimate look into the striving-force of this man. A never-give-up lyrical content, with a striking backbeat and sexy undertones throughout.
TILARNI – SURVIVOR
Think Soul, Jazz, R&B infused with a pop twist, and you will get one of Australia’s hottest rising stars, Tilarni. Known for her strong dynamic hybrid vocals, Tilarni has been setting the local music scene on fire with live performances on TV Week Logies, AFL Grand Final Show, Foxtel Christian Channel, Carols By Candlelight, Royal Children’s Hospital Appeal too hosting an almost residency on Bert Newtons GMA for a period of 6 years.
Hot off the back of years building her profile and honing her live show, Tilarni is set to release some of her best work to date. Taken from Tilarni’s upcoming album and written by David Senn & Andrew De Silva, Survivor features strong hooks, and a unique / original melodic structure.
“I wrote this song about a person who has endured difficult times, whether it be from a personal relationship, to a situation or circumstance that they are facing across all levels of life and can come through it as a Survivor. The chorus represents a celebration of this person declaring that he or she is a Survivor no matter what life throws at them. “ Tilarni
Survivor is scheduled for national service on Monday 9th February and available for download through all good music stores on Thursday 12th February 2014.
STEPHEN TECKENOFF – MY EVERYDAY
Within every hard situation there is a beckoning for its conclusion. Some, in a flailing manner throw their hands in the air. Others, fearing for a harder journey become recluse while readying themselves for battle.
Born in a small country town of South Western Australia, new artist Stephen Teckenoff's "My Everyday" is a journey through the psyche of a modern man struggling with the pressures of the everyday world. Already heralded as a local storyteller the blue eyed often quiet and humbly presented musician becomes alive on stage, whether it be solely with a guitar or full ensemble. His debut single "Almost Home" was recently heralded by Melbourne blog and talent scout “Spreading the Seed", labeling him as one to watch for 2015.
"My Everyday" is no exception. Recorded locally in Perth before being mixed by Stephen himself, the track was then passed onto US based Grammy award winning mastering engineer Bob Ludwig ( Radiohead, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, Rolling Stones, Nirvana, Kiss, U2, Metallica, Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, Tool, Pearl Jam) for his final stamp of approval.
“I initially wrote this song while struggling through some low points. The idea was to write a track about life. Sometimes things are not perfect. Sometimes you don't even want to get out of bed. But if you hang in there things always improve and will be for the better in the end” Stephen Teckenoff
Stephen Teckenoff’s latest single “My Everyday” will be released independently and available through all good music stores on February 12Th 2015.
RÁV THOMAS – FOR THE WEEKEND
December 2014 - Having celebrated three number 1 Australian ARIA releases and touring in excess of 700 shows to supporting some of the biggest artists from Chris Isaak, Jon Stevens, Shannon Noll, Evermore, Vanessa Amorosi, Thirsty Merc, Jimmy Barnes, Toni Childs, Kate Cebrano, Michael Franti. Ráv Thomas returns with latest single For The Weekend.
Produced by Lindsay Gravina (Jet, Thirsty Merc, Living End) and written by Ráv Thomas, For The Weekend will be at radio on Monday 1st December 2014.
TIN ALLEY – HIKING
November 2014 -#1 Australian Music Office, #Top 10 ARIA Singles (Aus Charts), #Most Added To Radio, #1 AIR Charts. Coming off the back of a national performance on Channel 7 and launching their track through Triple M around the country, Tin Alley's new track 'Hiking' showcases the Melbourne rock group at their finest. Produced by Stuart Stuart (Sheppard, Veronicas) and mastered by Bob Ludwig (Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones). Hiking is now available through all good music stores.
FRANK DIXON FEAT. KELEBEK
November 2014 - Having just won Australian Songwriter of the Year for his latest single Gold, Frank Dixon is scheduled to re-release his latest track featuring X-Factor's Kelebek.
DEEP CREEK ROAD – I WANNA SEE UR CRAZY
September 2014 - Currently sitting at 48 on the Country Music Channel playlist and being featured in excess of 140 stations around Australia, Deep Creek Road is proving themselves as one of Australia's hottest country rock groups.
From national playlists, country music charts and touring the country too playing at some of Australia’s biggest country music festivals, Deep Creek Road are set to hit Australasian media by storm with latest track ‘I Wanna See Ur Crazy’.
Mixed by Kelly Schoenfeld (Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans, Richard Marx) and mastered by Brian Foraker (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Heart, Bad Company), I wanna See Ur Crazy is a feel good ode to forgetting about life’s troubles and allowing yourself to let loose and have a good time, the perfect soundtrack for the coming summer!
“We wrote this song with producer / songwriter Clive Young just after we had come back from an amazing week partying at the CMA festival in Nashville. We were talking to Clive about the festival, the incredible bands and the crazy stuff we had got up to and within a minute we had written the basis for the chorus of the song” J’aime
‘I Wanna See Ur Crazy’ is out now and currently available through all good online music stores.
NEIGHBOUR’S STAR RELEASES CHRISTMAS SONG
Actor and musician Alan Fletcher (Neighbours’ Dr Karl Kennedy) and harmony singing sensations, The Pacific Belles, have combined to launch a brand new Christmas song to aid cancer research.
Fletcher’s project has drawn together many of Australia’s musical and recording elite in support of the charity, Blue September.
In addition to the audio recording of “If You Want a Happy Christmas” Fletcher called upon Neighbour’s actors and great friends Stefan Dennis, Chris Milligan and James Mason to help out with the filming of a film clip of the song that premieres on the You Tube VEVO channel on November 15. http://www.youtube.com/AlanFletcherVEVO
Blue September is a nationwide awareness and fundraising initiative about cancers in men. The campaign raises funds for Australian Prostate Cancer Research and the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.
‘If You Want A Happy Christmas’ was performed by Steve Purcell’s Pearly Shells, written by Alan Fletcher/Tim Smith, produced & mixed by Robin Gray and recorded at Allan Eaton Studios in Melbourne, Victoria.
‘If You Want A Happy Christmas’ is scheduled for national service on Wednesday 13th November and is available for purchase through all good online music stores on 2nd December.
LOW SPEED BUS CHASE
August 2014 - Think funk, blues and rock layered with a hint of vocal soul and you will get one of Australia’s hottest upcoming funk/rock groups Low Speed Bus Chase.
In anticipation of the group’s third studio album, Melbourne quintet Low Speed Bus Chase are releasing their brand new single Method of Loci to national media within the coming weeks.
Hot off the back of a regional tour, Low Speed Bus Chase have already accumulated a number of festival spots, major support slots including having the honour of sharing the stage with some of Australia’s most iconic artists.
At 3.31 in Length, Method of Loci explores not only Low Speed Bus Chase’s signature blues jive but a deeper psychological meaning. Method of Loci, meaning an imaginable technique with common practice found in today’s Psychology, Neurobiology and dating back to the ancient Greeks and Roman Empire.
“The focus was on the Mind Palace idea with the song. As everyone has a place they can go within their own mind to escape, create and visualize a personal world of euphoric existence. We loved that direction and themed the song accordingly. The chorus line “Im gonna take that big old jet plane. Within my mind once again.” Suggests the character arrives at the “Mind Palace” much faster.” Jack Parker
Produced by Joel Taylor (Bowcaster, Anchors, The Abandonment, Wurms, In Trenches, The Loveless, Funk in Public, Drifter, The Bruins, B Wiv Deece, The Superguns) penned by Low Speed Bus Chase and masterd by Joe Carra (The Potbelleez, Eagle and The Worm, Bloc Party, The Waifs, The Funkoars) ‘Method of Loci’ is scheduled for national service on Tuesday 26th August 2014 and out now through all good online music stores.
SLIGHTLY LEFT OF CENTRE
August 2014 - Hot off the back of selling in excess of 50,000 units and generating over 85,000 downloads worldwide, Australian trio ‘Slightly Left of Centre’
return to the world stage with some of their most strongest, original and most diverse material to date.
July - With an accolade of success under his belt, Altiyan is one of Australia’s most prominent artists. Rising to the top
and winning The X-Factor and taking out numerous prestigious awards, Altiyan Childs celebrates some of his strongest material to date.
TIN ALLEY | THE GHOST
April 2014: Inspired by the Alfred Hitchcock thriller Psycho, Tin Alley release The Ghost.
DALLAS FRASCA | LIZARD BOY
April 2014: The amazingly talented Dallas Frasca releases their latest track Lizard Boy - Available now through all good music stores.
DEEP CREEK ROAD | COWBOY ON THE RUN
Hot off the back of a Top 40 country music release, 14 consecutive shows at this year’s Tamworth Music Festival, Deep Creek Road return with their latest original release 'Cowboy on The Run.'
ALTIYAN CHILDS | GIRL
March 2014: Having won The X-Factor to selling in excess of 1,000,000 units & winning an Aria award for highest selling album, Australian artist Altiyan Child's returns with his latest release.
JO COOPER VS LUKE CHABLE
March 2014: After having her feature collaboration with The Hoxton Whores climb its way into the top 20 on UK’s Music Week Club Charts, Jo Cooper returns with her follow up single release and remix, Don’t Turn Back.
Backed off her feature release Stupid Boy, Jo Cooper has already accumulated radio play and features on radio networks through the UK, USA and Australasia.
The track features the incredible talent of Jo Cooper’s unique, warm and vibrant vocals remixed by Luke Chable.
Already an iconic house artist Luke Chable has been heralded by some of the world’s elite from the likes of Deep Dish, Tiesto, John Digweed, Eric Prydz, Dave Seaman, Danny Howells and many more as one of the hottest progressive house artists on the planet.
Luke Chable has also collaborated on projects by two time ARIA award winners TV Rock and in 2014 Luke Chable has teamed up with Jo Cooper to release a very special mix of her original feature track Don’t Turn Back.
Don’t Turn Back is the second single from Jo Coopers upcoming 2014 release (Running Free) and scheduled for national service on Friday 7 February.
Ráv Thomas – New Music
For today’s independent artist the music industry is a David Vs Goliath scenario, it’s a Major Vs Indie world with talent show contestants being manufactured by the season, backed by mass produced music as if it were off a fast food conveyor belt.
What we sometimes seem to forget is the local artists, the artists in our own back yard, doing it solo, paying for their own recordings, touring & promotion, and investing their hard earned money, time, & effort into their career.
Ráv Thomas is one of those dedicated Aussie battlers doing it independently, and winning!! In the three years alone Ráv Thomas has played in excess of 700 shows, toured with some of the world’s most iconic artists and celebrated three number 1 ARIA releases.
In 2013 Ráv Thomas returns with a national promotional tour, two new singles and a statement that ‘you don’t have to be major’ to be successful.
Wiping the dust off a memorable classic, a US tour and an album release is all part of the mix with Ráv Thomas. Ráv and his amazing band are scheduled to release an exclusive version of the 80’s smash hit ‘Girls Just Want To Have Fun’, backed by an incredibly slick and catchy new original track of their own ‘A Friend Of Mine’ in the coming weeks.
‘Girls Just Want To Have Fun’ and ‘A Friend Of Mine’ are the first singles to be released from Ráv Thomas’s upcoming album being released independently through all good music stores and now on a station near you.
Frank Dixon – Dream Brigade
At just 14 one of Australia’s fastest rising singer/songwriters Frank Dixon has spent the last 2 years travelling between Melbourne and Los Angeles. His wild ride has seen him recording with Grammy Award winning producers First Born, Devine Evans and Grammy nominated producer Dre Knight. This all happened after being scouted on YouTube by a Canadian talent scout and producer when Frank was 11.
Frank Dixon’s songwriting is ageless and despite being written by a 14 year old, Frank’s songs take you on a timeless and melodic journey - Frank writes and co-produces all of his music, a reflection of his musicality.
Frank already has a string of songwriting successes under his belt. At just 13 Frank won the Australian Songwriter of the Year Award (U18’s). At 12 he was the winner of the Australian Songwriter of the Year - Youth Category of the Australian Songwriters Association and more.
Recent single releases over 2013 “Toorak Girl” and “Step Into the Dark” have received significant airplay across Australia. He has performed and appeared live on Channels 9, 10 and the ABC in addition to over 120 radio interviews both nationally and internationally over 2013. Frank also has a large fan base in Australia with over 55,000 twitter followers, a huge facebook following and is sponsored by Yamaha Music Australia.
Dream Brigade was written and co-produced by Frank Dixon, produced by Lee Bradshaw, mixed by Ben Coe & mastered by Jack The Bear (Eskimo Joe, Guy Sebastian, Jet, Rogue Traders, Silverchair, The Living End).
New Single – Deep Creek Road
DEEP CREEK ROAD
Having already as individuals entertained The King, Queen, Prime Minister of Malaysia, The Prince of Oman to performing at some of Australia’s most iconic events such as The Melbourne Cup, The Australian Open, Australian Football League (AFL) and the Rugby Grand Final Ball, Steve Simmons & Jaimie Holland are Deep Creek Road.
2013 will see the group release their debut lead single ‘Here & Gone’ backed by an International tour to the USA where the duo will perform at iconic venues through Nashville, New York to Los Angeles. The brand new single “Here & Gone” was written by Steve Simmons, co produced by Ricki Rae and mastered by Grammy Award winning producer Adam Ayan (Carrie Underwood, Sarah McLachlan, Keith Urban, Kelly Clarkson, the Rolling Stones)
Here & Gone is scheduled for national radio service and available through all good online music stores.
New Single – Evolution
Rolling Stone nominated artist to watch, multi award nominated Bonjah return with new single Evolution. The single was recorded at Melbourne’s Sound Park Studios with acclaimed producer Steven Schram (San Cisco, Eagle & the Worm, Little Red) and mastered by Brian Lucey (Black Keys, Beck) at Magic Garden Mastering in Ohio, USA. Evolution will be serviced to radio on the 26th March 2013. On the click through page - Blurb Long: Heralding the return of BONJAH, a band that has truly found its sound, “Evolution” has huge hooks, pounding drums and a driving vocal melody. The single was recorded at Melbourne’s Sound Park Studios with acclaimed producer Steven Schram (San Cisco, Eagle & the Worm, Little Red) and mastered by Brian Lucey (Black Keys, Beck) at Magic Garden Mastering in Ohio, USA. Tracked live it showcases Mossops raw power, falsetto brilliance and sees BONJAH exploring their musical pallet sonically. “Evolution” will be launched on April 13 at Melbourne’s iconic venue The Corner followed by an 11 date national tour covering four states. (See below for full details) The song was inspired by a fan that approached the band after a show telling them of dark times and how their music literally saved her life. “What the song means to me is that throughout our lives we wind and turn, sometimes we're up and sometimes we're down. No matter where you are or what you've done you are going in the right direction.” - Glenn Mossop. “Evolution” National Tour Dates Presented by Street Press Australia & Tone Deaf April 13 - The Corner, Melbourne, VIC April 19 - The Loft, Gold Coast, QLD April 20 - Big Pineapple Fest, QLD April 20 - Sol Bar, Maroochydore, QLD April 21 - Hotel Brunswick, Brunswick Heads, NSW May 3 - The Gov, Adelaide, SA May 11 – Fly by Night, Perth, WA May 22 - Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW May 23 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW May 24 - Heritage Hotel, Buli, May 25 - Baha, Rye, VIC
New Single – The Original
Big Dave is set to drop his latest single ‘The Original’ featuring world renown hip hop artist Snoop Dogg to national media in the coming weeks. The Original is scheduled for national radio service on Friday 29th March 2013 and available through MGM and all good music stores nationally on Thursday April 4 2013.
New Single – Da Da Doo
Having already won multiple awards such as the ASME Young Composers Awards, Australian Red Cross Radio Awards and SCALA's Songwriters Awards, Adelaide trio The Germein Sisters are set to launch their highly anticipated single release ‘Da Da Doo’ to commercial media within the coming weeks. Da Da Doo is scheduled fornational radio service on the 25th March 2013 and is currently available through all good online music stores.