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Weekly roundup of new releases. July 20.20

For Ornett, EP by Don Malfon Juan Castañón ,Itzám Cano and Chacal del Tamborazo  Released by a quartet formed in mid-July 2015, one month after the death of jazz saxman Ornette Coleman. They played two concerts then locked themselves in a room until they had a superb EP of jazz …

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SINGLE REVIEW: Unleash The Beast by Big Room

Adelaide progressive indie-rock band Big Room has just dropped their new track Unleash The Beast, and what a musical beast it is! Their brand of contemporary andretro sounds puts them in a category all their own. Its rock that takes on some of the classic vintage tropes yet weds them …

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SINGLE REVIEW: We’ll Be Alright by SHINE

Shine is a new Austrian band which is fronted by vocalist Gregor Glanz, a renowned vocalist and musician in his own right in Austria. The band has just released a blistering new track called We’ll Be Alright. As Gregor says of the new track, ‘We want to give people hope …

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SINGLE REVIEW: This Ain’t Pretty by Anita Spring

Australian singer-songwriter Anita Spring has just released This Ain’t Pretty, an impressive new track that’s a mix of pop, folk and country. It’s clear from Anita’s expressive vocal performance that This Ain’t Pretty invokes a plethora of emotions. The song is melodically strong and utilises a great production and polished …

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Arina Mai releases new single “Get Closer”

“So hard to know when it’s enough to show my soul on the floor / Get closer, closer to yourself” sings a beautifully melodic Arina Mai in the new single “Get Closer,” her voice channeling all of the emotion that’s built up behind her in the instrumentation prior to the …

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Casely has released the new single “Never Be Alone”

Multi-instrumentalist and crooner, Casely has released the new single “Never Be Alone”. This beautiful pop piece is an affirmation of love and resilience. Casely sends the listener a bevy of assurance in this endearing track. Emotional and inspirational, “Never Be Alone” is vocally-soaked with love and tenderness. Casely, based in …

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Weekly roundup of the best new releases. July 13,2020

Another Observer. Irene Diaz. (Cosmica Records). Written by Irene Diaz, Carolyn Cardoza, Alejandro Jimenez and Demian Jimenez, it is this lead song on the new the Live EP. Hypnotic and stunning.   Stream on all platforms.  Me Quedo Con Lo Bueno. Tita . (Cosmica Records). Guatemalan indie singer Mariana Moreno, known as …

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SINGLE REVIEW: Jagamarra by Mahmood Khan

Mahmood Khan’s musical career keeps going from strength to strength. His latest track, Jagamarra, is already attracting huge interest everywhere, with the accompanyingalbum a massive hit: it’s already sitting at No. 1 on the iTunes charts. Jagamarra was inspired by Mahmood’s meeting with an Indigenous man called Jagamarra and the …

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CD REVIEW: Last of the Light by Brendan Staunton

Indie singer/songwriters are having an epic summer, all things considered, and if you look at the new record from Brendan Staunton, Last of the Light, I think you’re going to understand why. Staunton is by no means the leader of any underground movement, but in his nine-track solo debut, he definitely …

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