Sydney five-piece Louis London offers us a sneak peek at their forthcoming sophomore EP with the release of their new single “This Night Time”.

Who would have thought a humble band holiday to a tiny fly-fishing shack in Jindabyne would result in such a lush, epic track? It’s such a solid song that soars with searing vocals from lead singer Ed Saloman. The video, which sees Ed embarking on a cross-country odyssey, is a fitting accompaniment for this beautiful track.

Rosie Catalano bowled me over with her single “Hearts”, so I’m thrilled to hear she’s hitting the road to support the release of her second EP, Dreams are Just Movies.

Rosie will perform shows along the East Coast to support the EP’s October 1 release. The recording, which features collaborations with Jack Carty, Brendan Maclean, Brian Campeau, and Evan Mannel, is said to be Rosie’s most intricate and unique release to date.

The shows will see Rosie join forces with another Rose, Vanda & Young songwriting competition finalist Rose Wintergreen. You can see these two talented singer-songwriters at the following shows.

4 October 2013 – The Hideaway, Brisbane
10 October 2013 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (FREE)
12 October 2013 – The Front, Canberra
18 October 2013 – The Empress Hotel, Melbourne

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Carmichael continues to push the envelope with this very cool new video. In it he puts his own spin on Lady Gaga’s latest single “Applause”. Of course, Carmichael’s far too creative to perform just a simple cover. He mashes the song with his own original “Girl”, and adds a bit of Bowie and Andy Warhol for good measure. It’s so unique, and it sounds fabulous!

As a Tamworth native and the granddaughter of country music legend Rex Dallas, a career in country music was always on the cards for Ashleigh Dallas. She began playing the fiddle at the tender age of six and is now an accomplished musician, playing fiddle, mandolin, acoustic guitar, and banjo.

She’s been on a fixture on the country music for some time, honing her craft playing the fiddle in Kasey Chambers’ band and supporting artists like Shane Nicholson and Troy Cassar-Daley. She’s channelled that experience into the creation of her debut album Dancing with a Ghost, which hits stores tomorrow. It features the fun fiddle-driven single “Me”.

Sometimes you hear a song and it just clicks with you instantly. “You’ve Got a Friend” by Gold Coast five-piece The Lamplights is one of those songs.

The song is such an irresistible fusion of pop, funk, folk, and blues. It feels easy and effortless without being lazy. Summer might be a few months away, but I think I’ve found my soundtrack already. “You’ve Got a Friend” comes from The Lamplights’ second album What Love Is.

The Lamplights will support Buffalo Tales at a trio of shows next month before gracing the stage at the Caloundra Music Festival.

3 October 2013 – Bangalow Bowls Club, Bangalow
4 October 2013 – The Soundlounge, Gold Coast
5 October 2013 – Greenslopes Bowls Club, Brisbane
7 October 2013 – Caloundra Music Festival, Caloundra

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Keith Urban has scored his second consecutive number one Aussie album with the release of his eighth studio recording Fuse. It’s a great result for Keith on debut, as the singles from the album only made it to number 40 and number 50 respectively. I guess everyone was just waiting for the long-player!

Thank god for Keith, because he’s the only Aussie in the ARIA albums top 10. There’s also not a local song to be seen in the top 10 singles charts. Let’s hope for better fortune next week!

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Bernard Fanning isn’t the only former member of Powderfinger eying solo success. Darren Middleton’s also having a crack with his new single “Let Go”.

LET GO from Darren Middleton on Vimeo.

I really love this track. It’s deceptively simple, with heartfelt delivery and an awesome philosophy. It’s clear that the time Darren’s taken to release his first solo number was well spent.

“It has been two and half years now since we parted ways and the final chords rang
out as our Powderfinger tour concluded,” Darren explained. 
”Initially I intended to get straight back on
the horse to write, record and perform … all
 the things I have loved so much over the 
years, but it wasn’t to be that way for quite 
some time. I knew that I loved writing and
 making music, I just didn’t feel it straight 
away … I didn’t feel I had anything to write
 about. As time moved on, I found myself
 dealing with a lot of emotions I hadn’t 
planned on and there were some bumpy
 seas for myself and those close to me.
 From that though, arose Translations, my 
first solo album.”

Translations is scheduled to hit stores on November 1. If this song’s any indication, it’s going to be pretty special.

With their third album Heavy Weight sitting comfortably on music store shelves, Wolf & Cub know the time is for hitting the road.

Their upcoming tour will see Wolf & Cub visiting capital cities and regional centres, including several they haven’t played in some time. The wait promises to be worthwhile, with critics claiming this collection of psychedelic tinged rock tracks is one of the band’s best.

You can catch Wolf & Cub showcasing their new songs and some old favorites at the following shows.

10 October 2013 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
12 October 2013 – The Zoo, Brisbane
17 October 2013 – Republic Bar, Hobart
19 October 2013 – Ed Castle, Adelaide
24 October 2013 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
25 October 2013 – Beach Hotel, Byron Bay
26 October 2013 – Amplifier Hotel, Perth
27 October 2013 – Newport Hotel, Fremantle

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If you didn’t know it already, Eskimo Joe’s new Wastelands is in stores today. And if you also didn’t know it, Eskimo Joe will hit the road next month to promote their self-produced, crowd-funded release.

The tour will be fans’ first chance to see Eskimo Joe playing the best cuts from their new synth-laden release. So it’s a good thing that the Western Australian trio will play plenty of shows around the country this October and November. Tickets are on sale now from the venues for the following gigs.

17 October 2013 – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine
18 October 2013 – Ferntree Gully Hotel, Ferntree Gully
19 October 2013 – Forum Theatre, Melbourne
24 October 2013 – Newcastle Panthers, Newcastle
25 October 2013 – Metro Theatre, Sydney
26 October 2013 – Waves, Wollongong
1 November 2013 – Sugarland, Bundaberg
2 November 2013 – Tank Arts, Cairns
9 November 2013 – Astor Theatre, Perth
23 November 2013 – Gorgeous Festival, Adelaide Hills

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I must admit, I wasn’t the biggest Tokyo Denmark Sweden fan when they released their debut EP late last year. But I’m really impressed by the more mature sound they’re showcasing on their latest single “Turning Time”, which hits iTunes today.

The track has ethereal airy vocals, a thumping bass lines, and irresistible melodic hooks. They showed that solid dance foundation with their earlier efforts, but they’ve enjoyed a bit of polish from legendary British producer Mark Saunders. After working with The Cure, David Bowie, and Depeche Mode, this guy clearly knows his stuff.

Tokyo Denmark Sweden’s debut EP got some major buzz on American college radio. Could this be the track to earn them mainstream global success?

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