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Freedom Is Mine is the barnstorming new single from Grammy winning Australian rock lords Wolfmother. Released independently and produced by Wolfmother main man Andrew Stockdale in his Byron Bay studio, the track evokes the DIY aesthetic and raw intensity present when the band hit ground running and changed the rock ‘n’ roll landscape with their debut E.P. way back in the year 2000. Dropped without warning or fanfare, the single represents a new chapter of creativity and spontaneity from a band that has experienced the highest accolades available in their chosen arena.
Ed Sheeran has unveiled his official video for Perfect. Shot in Hintertux, Austria last month, the accompanying video script was written by Ed himself alongside past collaborator, Jason Koeing (Shape of You), whom also directed the video. Following the song’s narrative of Ed falling in love with a girl he grew up with, Ed takes the leading role alongside American actress, Zoey Deutch (Beautiful Creatures), and the result is a visual and track that is certain to become a staple in the run-up to Christmas.
Chicago emo-rock band Real Friends have debuted their new single Get By, out via Fearless Records / Caroline Australia. Get By is the first piece of music from the band since the release of their 2016 album The Home Inside My Head, which earned a Billboard Top 200 chart placement.
“This is truly about the music and the music only,” explains bassist Kyle Fasel. “We focused on having higher energy and more melodic vocals with this track, and we hope everyone enjoys it and can take something away from it.”
Melbourne punk band Camp Cope are thrilled to release their new single The Opener, available on all platforms today. The first piece of recorded music from the trio since Keep Growing late last year, The Opener is the first cut from Camp Cope’s to-be-announced 2nd LP due out in 2018 on Poison City Records.
The Opener is a no holds barred account of what it’s like to be a woman in the music world. Told through the clever lyrics and winding bass hooks that Camp Cope have become known for, The Opener calls on the men who’ve told them to do things every other way but their own. It’s the first cut from their highly-anticipated, yet-to-be-titled second full-length album, which will be announced in the coming weeks.
The Amity Affliction have released Tomorrow: the third single from Spawn (Again): A Tribute To Silverchair, set for release this week via UNFD.
Created with the blessing of Silverchair’s team, The Amity Affliction join acts like Hands Like Houses, Northlane, In Hearts Wake and Ocean Grove putting their spin on classic Silverchair hits from their stellar discography. The band’s frontman Daniel Johns – who is currently involved in a Easybeats tribute project of his own called Boom Tish – says he feels honoured by the forthcoming album.
Continuing a month long celebration of the music of iconic Australian band The Easybeats, KLP releases her version of their music loved 1968 hit, Good Times. It was Good Times that caught the ear of Paul McCartney, who upon hearing the song on his car radio, called BBC Radio to request a repeat play. It has been covered by everyone from Meatloaf to Jessica Mauboy, with the 1987 version by INXS and Jimmy Barnes reaching No. 2 on the ARIA Charts, also charting in the UK and US.
KLP is thrilled to honour the Easybeats, saying, “My dad is a musician and actually worked at Alberts around the same time as Vanda and Young were hitting their stride – so it’s so nice to be able to be involved in something that connects us through time and music history.”
The first single off Sarah Blasko’s new album is called Phantom which is out now!
Sarah asked her Dad (a loveable human & History & English teacher) to record himself reading whatever he wanted for inspiration while writing. He quoted a line from Nietzsche about the Phantom Ego. Sarah ran with that word & wrote about the role that influential people play in your life, forming who you are – thinking of her dad & others she loves. Sarah says “I feel I carry them with me, their presence is so tangible even when they’re not there. Like a phantom limb.”
American rock band Pop Evil have announced a brand new single and music video for a track called Waking Lions today, exclusively through VEVO. As previously heard on SiriusXM Octane channel, Waking Lions is the first bit of music we’re hearing from the band’s 5th studio album. “This is a Dawn of a New Day for Pop Evil,” says vocalist Leigh Kakaty. “The new lineup feels like a whole new chapter for us. We could not be more proud to lead off this new album cycle with Waking Lions, sending a positive message to our fans.”
Pop Evil teamed up with Columbia Tatone on the video and couldn’t be happier with the outcome. “Columbia brought a unique and distinctive approach with her visuals for our new music video. We really feel she delivered the energy that the song carries.”
Iconic Easybeats single I’ll Make You Happy has received a scorching remake compliments of Melbourne band The Bamboos, with a powerful vocal contribution from songstress Montaigne. It is the latest track to be revealed from tribute EP Rebeat, continuing a month long celebration of the music of Australian band The Easybeats.
Released on Friday November 24, Rebeat features a five track line up including Daniel Johns and Boom Tish, KLP, LDRU featuring Nicole Millar, and San Cisco.
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