Category: 1/2/3/4

1/2/3/4 — #179 — On the Punt with Adam Gibson

We continue our celebration of Ausmusic Month, showcasing seven top artists from across the country. Over a period of 20+ years Adam Gibson has forged a unique career, his blend of spoken word songs with music gaining him a deeply reverent following for his tales of love, longing and the wide open road. His words are like a time machine, taking you back to your youth, bringing laughter and tears. We feature a track from his recent album as well as his brother Simon Robert Gibson’s debut solo release. As well, legends Ups and Downs tackle some essential new wave/post punk tunes on their latest release, the brilliant new album from Caitlin Harnett and the Pony Boys and South Australian Folk Artist of the Year, Naomi Keyte in session.

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1/2/3/4 — #178 — Super Smooth Afternoon

KerenDun is a multi instrumentalist, vocalist & songwriter, a third of Buttering Trio as well as a Producer based in Tel Aviv. Her latest single Afternoon offers some splendid laidback soulful sounds with strong Jazz influences. As well we feature dashes of Afrobeat, Gnawa Blues with a funky twist and the hushed intimate tones of Tomberlin. Perfect afternoon listening (well – anytime actually!)

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1/2/3/4 — #177 — Cold Hands, Warm Heart

Cold Hands Warm Heart are a wonderful Melbourne collective, a part of the creative Eastmint collective. They are back with Quartz, the tranquil yet uniquely grounding and present new single from their upcoming second album. Written on a train between Castlemaine and Melbourne, Quartz reflects on the beautiful but disrupted Dja Dja Wurrung Country around the Maldon area, and main songwriter Genevieve Fry’s local family connection to the ancient volcanic region. We’re celebrating the incredible talents from across the country as a part of AUSmusic month, this is a must listen to episode with tracks from Paige Valentine, Sweet Whirl and Tim Shiel’s wonderful collaboration with Lucy Roleff.

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1/2/3/4 — #176 — No Weapon But Love

Formed in Melbourne in 1992, Icecream Hands are expert craftsmen with a knack for delivering harmony drenched, classic guitar driven melodic rock. They returned this year with their first new album in thirteen years. No Weapon But Love is a masterclass in power pop creation, with songs that will stay in your head for a long time. For AUSmusic Month, I’ll be looking at some of the excellent releases over the last couple of years with a focus on 2020. Also featuring Sydney’s Sawmill, Melbourne’s Pop Filter and much more.

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1/2/3/4 — #175 — From Rockabilly to Jazz Psych…

A wonderful eclectic selection of music for you on this episode. Swedish rockabilly queen Eva Eastwood celebrates 20 years as a recording artist with her 12th studio album “Candy”, a bag of self-penned sweets for everyone who loves the music of the late 50´s and early 60´s. It’s a powerhouse performance that makes you feel good. Plus some excellent gentle folk, luscious yacht rock and ending with some swirling jazz tinged psych.

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1/2/3/4 — #174 — Gone By Noon

Moat is a collaboration between Marty Willson-Piper (The Church, Noctorum) and Swedish composer/multi-instrumentalist Niko Röhlcke (Weeping Willows). The project captures the fusion of sparse Scandinavian beauty and English folk sensibilities, filmic and evocative. “Gone By Noon” is the first track from the forthcoming long-player entitled “Poison Stream” due in early 2021.

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1/2/3/4 — #173 — The Space Between

One half of Sydney’s Jep & Dep, Jessica has released her triumphant solo debut, a shimmering beautiful album that the Rolling Stone dubbed a “Masterclass of Ethereal Brilliance”. Rightly so, this is a gorgeous listen from start to finish, produced by partner Darren Cross. One of the highlight’s of 2020 and will be high in my end of year list. Equally beguiling is Brona McVittie’s Man in the Mountain, sublime folk from a unique artist who has a pristine voice. As well, stunning new singles from luscious baroque pop from The Apartments and Jello 64 and The Maes and Monique Clare.

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1/2/3/4 — #172 — Show Us Your Stuff

Grant-Lee Phillips’ latest album, Lightning, Show Us Your Stuff, is a turbulent and highly musical rumination that finds the veteran singer-songwriter addressing the strange fragility of life. His tenth solo release bears the markings of his prolific output, a melodic prowess and an ear for lyric in everyday conversation. Highly Recommended!

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1/2/3/4 — #171 — Dark Mumurations

On A Dark Murmuration of Words, Australian/UK based folk singer Emily Barker searches out the invisible connections that shape a rapidly shifting modern world. Her excellent sixth album is a timely exploration of climate change, racism, sexism, and myths of economic progress through the lens of what it means to return “home.” As well, brilliant new releases from On Diamond, Buddy Glass, Knot and much more….

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1/2/3/4 — #169 — The Joys of Forgetting

Like memory itself, Allegra Krieger’s personal growth ebbs and flows across The Joys of Forgetting. She makes for an inviting companion as she connects the dots of her journey—from housekeeping at a Death Valley motel to tree-planting in Georgia, Allegra comes to understand the value of leaving something behind, while embracing the idea of forgetting as a relief.

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1/2/3/4 — #168 — Mysterious Creative Spirit

Elvis Perkins has one of the best names in Rock and Roll and showbiz is pulsing through his veins. This talented singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist burst onto the scene back in 2007 and is about to release an album that celebrates the mystery of germinating ideas with Creation Myth. He says “sometimes you do the best things when you don’t know what you’re doing” Amen Brother!

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