Category: 1/2/3/4

1/2/3/4 — #63 — Warnings and Chances

Australia’s hard hitting Hammond Organ trio Cookin’ On 3 Burners kick off with a blast of soul featuring the killer vocals of Kaiit. As well the debut single from You Tell Me, combining Peter Brewis (Field Music) with Sarah Hayes (Admiral Fallow); Josh Rennie-Hynes goes electric with his latest single Amber Rose; another great young Australian female singer/songwriter – from WA, Grace Armstrong and traditional folk with a modern twist from Rachel McShane and The Cartographers.

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1/2/3/4 — #62 — Glam Jams and Bespoke Folk

Want some excellent new music? This episode is chock full of some of my favourites at the moment. A new generation of Jam Bands are coming through with New Jersey’s Garcia Peoples leading the way, in my ears, just good old rock and roll! Plus the dreamy harmonies and reverebed melodies of Portlad’s The Tamed West, wistful adventurous from Sydney’s Bonniesongs, progessive soul/jazz/funk from Melbourne’s WVR BVBY and the beguiling folk of NZ’s Holly Arrowsmith (pictured) are just some of the treats you need to hear.

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1/2/3/4 — #61 — Someone Like You

It was people power that helped create the new album from Melanie Horsnell and Steve Appel, someone like you, me – helped contribute to their successful crowd funding campaign. The album The World It Has A Gentle Soul will be out soon and we feature the debut single on this edition. Also, the excellent new single from dreamy folk siblings, Charm of Finches and the clever breezy pop of Chicago’s Clearance.

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1/2/3/4 — #59 — Lost Play

Anne Garner from the UK has delivered a haunting collection of ambient pop music on her fifth album, Lost Play.  She uses voice, piano, flute and imagination to weave threads of folk, electroacoustic and chamber classical into intimate vocal arrangements that leave lasting personal impressions. Odetta Hartman’s incredible new album mines a similar path, with folk as the focal point, weaving field recordings and drum machines into the mix. Plus essential new releases from Newcastle’s Grace Turner, Melbourne’s Leisure Centre and We Are Muffy.

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1/2/3/4 — #58 — From Dusk to Downey

Featuring the soul/country/jazz of Wisconsin’s Dust, Sydney’s Sam Newton returns with a cracking selection of folk and rock, the brilliant new single from Cash Savage and the Last Drinks and Ryan Downey delivers one of this year’s outstanding albums in Running.

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1/2/3/4 — #56 — Gooooooooooooal!

Yes, people are excited about the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but the goal of 1/2/3/4 is to hook you up with fantastic music! Luckily, one of those songs is the excellent ode to the Socceroos from Melbourne band Last Leaves. This jangly pop gem comes from a group that rose from the ashes of the marvellous Lucksmiths. As well, the gorgeous haunting debut release from Juliana Daugherty, an unlikely duo of two highly regarded Americana rockers in Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Glenmore , plus a double bouncy dose of Post-Punk from Lithics and Nylex.

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1/2/3/4 — #55 — Wonderful Sounds!

If ever a record label was aptly named, it’s WonderfulSound from London. I’ve been really impressed with their releases over the last couple of years, with excellent offerings from Nev Cottee, John Stammers, Colorama and Angelina – just to name a few. The new album from RW Hedges is on par and an absolute cracker. As well, the hypnotic Etran De LÁir, one of the best known and longest playing groups in Niger and Melbourne singer-songwriter Clio’s unleashes her stunning debut EP.

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1/2/3/4 — #54 — John Flanagan Trio, Little Island and Jim Lauderdale

The John Flanagan Trio have released a great collection of tunes with their latest release, Honest Man. This program was to have featured a live session and a big long chat, but sadly a spanner in the works out a stop to it. It doesn’t detract from the fact that it’s a great release, you’ll hear a track and I’ll share a story of our encounter. As well, a fantastic young group from Tasmania with lush pop leanings in Little Island and the return of country songwriting great Jim Lauderdale. Plus a dash of folk, blues and psych!

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1/2/3/4 — #53 — Emily Davis, Luluc and Pascal Babare

Emily Davis is a singer/song-writer from Adelaide who has just released her new album – You, Me and The Velvet Sea. It’s a deeply personal album that reflects entirely on love, in all of its incarnations. After a dramatic end to a long-term relationship she threw herself into deep contemplation of the meaning of love, and in doing so found these songs and herself. She pops in for a quick chat and performance. As well, great new releases from Luluc and Pascal Babare.

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1/2/3/4 — #52 — A Chat with Tennyson King

Tennyson King is a international touring act from Hong Kong and Canada, a lover of travel, stories and sharing music. He loves coming to Australia and performing not only in capital cities, but in small country towns right around the country. He popped in for a chat and performance during his last tour. As well, new music from Davey Craddock and Emily Davis.

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