New Music: Mila Falls ‘Can’t Let You Go’


With tour slots supporting Rudimental, Tinie Tempah and Ella Henderson plus extensive radio play on Radio 1, Kiss FM and Capital in her arsenal, 2016 is shaping up to be the year Mila Falls takes centre stage with her most personal and revealing works to date. Eternally creative and keen to showcase her new sound ‘Can’t Let You Go’ places Mila’s soft, raspy vocals gently on a bed of upbeat 70’s funk beats which gives a profound sense of optimism to a track which lyrically talks of the idealistic notion of wishing for a love to be rekindled which has in reality been lost forever. The track captures perfectly the freedom and strength which arises from within when allowing oneself to be vulnerable following heartbreak. While the concept of love and loss is one which has been addressed time and again most artists portray these themes as the domain of teenage romances. ‘Can’t Let You Go’ focuses on a whole different type of loss, the pain of losing someone you have shared your entire adult life with and knowing that you will never get them back but with the knowledge that life must go on. Continue reading “New Music: Mila Falls ‘Can’t Let You Go’”

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Special Interview: At Sunset


theaussieword.com catches up with At Sunset! Tell us how it all started. What had you first interested in music? I think growing up listening to music, going to concerts and wishing you were up there is where it started for us! Now we are lucky enough to play our own shows!  What motivates or influences you in your quest to make great music? We wouldn’t … Continue reading Special Interview: At Sunset

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Ivy Nations Interview


All the way from Dublin in Ireland is Ivy Nations an indie rock group comprising of longtime friends Darragh and Brian (guitars), along with Joe on vocals and Paul on drums. They return with a great new single ‘You Are The Centre Of Me’.  Joe speaks exclusively to Brian Peel on JOY 94.9 in their first ever international radio interview! This special podcast interview features … Continue reading Ivy Nations Interview

New Music: Mackenzie Thoms ‘Do Me All Again’


With depth that accompanies wisdom, the grit of anxiety and influences of yesteryear’s troubadours, enter Mackenzie Thoms: an artist whose debut (“Conviction”) premiered on NYLON, climbed to #1 on Hype Machine’s popular chart and was included in Spotify’s coveted New Music Friday playlist.

“Do Me All Again” is Mackenzie’s follow-through.  More troubled love adorned with silky trappings of a down-tempo ballad, the chilling harmonies and gospel undertones ahead will exercise the hair from your arms. From beginning to end, the music enchants; the lyrics mesmerize and his smooth, R&B melodies alone is enough to make any casual listener an immediate devotee.   Continue reading “New Music: Mackenzie Thoms ‘Do Me All Again’”

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Special Interview: Mackenzie Thoms


theaussieword.com catches up with Mackenzie Thoms.

ljpIcn7sTell us how it all started. What had you first interested in music? When I was growing up, my mom was always singing around the house. I think that definitely sparked an interest a little later in my teens. When I was fourteen years old I was listening to the song “ No diggity” by Backstreet in my room and started singing along. Immediately I fell in love with the power of music and the ability to sing. It took me awhile to sing in front of people but when I became more comfortable and confident, I told myself that one day I would become something special. It hasn’t been an easy road but I truly think that as long as you believe and have a passion for what you do anything is possible. Continue reading “Special Interview: Mackenzie Thoms”

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Will Young (Sound Museum Interview)


In this extended podcast exclusive Sound Museum hosts Brian and Leo chat with out and proud UK singer-songwriter Will Young. Will Young chats about longevity, why he’s one of the few performers from a reality show to still have a successful career and how he approached recording the new album 85% Proof. Will chats about the tracks I Don’t Need A Lover and Joy from the new album, … Continue reading Will Young (Sound Museum Interview)

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St. Lucia Interview


Jean-Philip Grobler from St. Lucia joined me on the phone from New York for a special JOY 94.9 interview. With the hit singles Elevate, Physical and JOY favourite Dancing On Glass, Jean chats about his early career days in South Africa, his relocation to New York City, the 80’s influenced St. Lucia sound and the release of the brand new album Matter. Jean also explains the concept … Continue reading St. Lucia Interview

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The Hunter Express / Brad Ellis Interview


Brad Ellis from The Hunter Express joined me for a chat in the JOY 94.9 studios talking about his brand new single Home!  The Hunter Express is a Melbourne singer, songwriter & acoustic pop, rock & indie folk artist. We chat about his influences in the music industry, what it’s like back in the studio and all the storyboarding ideas that help create his amazing … Continue reading The Hunter Express / Brad Ellis Interview

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Jason Singh (Sound Museum Interview)


Singer-songwriter Jason Singh chats with Sound Museum hosts Brian and Leo live in the JOY studios. Jason reflects on the success of his band Taxiride – the ARIA award winning band had two top 5 albums, 8 top 50 singles and toured overseas. Following his 2013 debut solo album Humannequin, Jason has launched the Jason Singh Project – delivering six singles in twelve months. He talks … Continue reading Jason Singh (Sound Museum Interview)

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David Bowie Special Tribute (Sound Museum)


Sound Museum hosts Brian and Leo pay tribute to the late David Bowie. Official Press Release – January 10 2016. “David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.” RIP David Bowie – a true … Continue reading David Bowie Special Tribute (Sound Museum)

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The Hiding (Sound Museum Interview)


Sound Museum hosts Brian and Leo chat with Anthony from independent Melbourne band The Hiding. Anthony chats about how the band got started, how their sound has changed over the years and working with producer Jimi Maroudas (Kimbra, The Living End). Anthony also talks about life as an independent band, writing and recording in New York, the new single Smile At Me, the interesting art work for … Continue reading The Hiding (Sound Museum Interview)