John Encarnacao is a writer, multi-instrumentalist and all round talented and super friendly chap. I’m a fan of his early work with Smelly Tongues, The Native Strip, his excellent curation for his label China Pig and he’s back with a new album as Warmer which will be a highlight of 2020 for me. Forged away from home and from his usual cohort, he teamed up with David Carter in Hobart and many students or ex-students of the Tasmania Conservatorium for a stunning slice of orchestral folk pop. Highly recommended plus stunning new releases from Sweet Whirl, Pop Filter, The Electorate and Adelaide label Drongo Tracks with a killer new compilation.

Track: Someone Like You (excerpt – Intro)
Artist: Melanie Horsnell and Steve Appel
Release: Someone Like You
Label: Self Released

Track: If I Knew
Artist: The Electorate
Release: You Don’t Have To Stay Lost
Label: Self Released

Track: Best Shirt On
Artist: Chuck Prophet
Release: The Land That Time Forgot
Label: Yep Roc Records

Track: Fishes Swim and Corals Grow
Artist: Warmer
Release: Wooden Box With Strings
Label: Half A Cow

Track: Laughing Falling
Artist: Pop Filter
Release: Banksia
Label: Osborne Again

Track: Make That Up for Me
Artist: Sweet Whirl
Release: How Much Works
Label: Chapter Music

Track: Mind Games
Artist: Lip Talk
Release: Mind Games
Label: Northern Spy

Track: Msster
Artist: Jess Johns
Release: Goat Tracks (Various Artists)
Label: Drongo Tracks

1/2/3/4 — #154 — Warmer in the Wooden Box

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