Category: 1/2/3/4

1/2/3/4 — WOMADelaide 2018 reveal first lineup

WOMADelaide have just announced the first 18 groups for their lineup for 2018. It’s an impressive and exciting lineup and on this special edition of 1234, I’ll play tracks from some of the artists I’m looking forward to seeing in action. Featuring Kamasi Washington, Noura Mint Seymali, Bixiga 70 and Havana Meets Kingston.

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1/2/3/4 — #26— Remembering the Screaming Eagle of Soul

Featuring new releases from Destroyer, Willie Watson and Brooke Russell and the Mean Reds. While I was at the Waverock Weekender festival in Hyden, WA – the news came through that the Screamijng Eagle of Soul, Charles Bradley had passed away. I speak with Paul Sloan who runs the festival, he shares his memories of a generous performer who he brought to Wave Rock o.n his debut Australian tour. Plus we hear from a group who had a deep respect and love of Charles Bradley – The Teskey Brothers.

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1/2/3/4 — #24 — Heliocentrics, Bombay Royale and Jack Cooper

The Heliocentrics are a group for which genres are meaningless and boundaries invisible. They’ve released a string of records that float through jazz, hip-hop, psych, krautrock, and musique concrete. Their latest release on Soundway features improvised vocals from Slovakian singer Barbora Patkova. Beautiful and mystical! As well, Bollywood bliss from Bombay Royale, gentle folk pop from Jack Cooper and the great new single from Josh Johnstone.

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1/2/3/4 — #23 — Looking Through the Glass

Introducing to you the wonderful debut album from Sam Genualdi. He’s a composer, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and artist from Evanston, Illinois. As a 2017 Watson Fellow he commnced traveling the globe studying music for one year from August 2017. Keep an eye out for him. As well, excellent new releases from Jep & Dep, Courtney Marie Andrews and David Rawlings.

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1/2/3/4 — #22 — It’s A Wonky Old World

Perhaps it’s been the bitter chill of winter that has generated this woozy, slightly summery collection of tunes for this edition of 1/2/3/4. From the king of wonky pop, Mac DeMarco, to NSW South Coast duo Tropical Strength and the hazy R&B of Melbourne’s Cactus Channel, you’re bound to feel a warming glow. Plus a track from the STUNNING new EP from Josienne Clarke and Kit Downes.

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1/2/3/4 — #20 — Justin Bernasconi in Session

Justin Bernasconi has been described as “one of this country’s most interesting acoustic guitar talents”. I found him to be a top bloke as well! He joins us in session as we chat about his latest album, Barefoot Wonderland, which has a message for all us. More excellent guitar music from one of Justin’s favourites, Bert Jansch, the brilliant new release from Jake Xerxes Fussell and much more.

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1/2/3/4 — #19 — Still on the Line

From Portugal to L.A. – it’s a treasure trove mix of cool pop and classic rock. Sydney’s Fallon Cush have a catchy new tune, stunning folk from Brisbane’s Angharad Drake and the welcome return of Only Ones front man, Peter Perrett. I also reflect on the big guitar and even bigger voice of the mighty Glen Campbell.

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