#MorningShow989 this week kicks off the #BestOf2017 – a look back at some of the hottest tracks to be released over the last 12 months. Australian singer/songwriter Rocco Bene is special guest co-host plus there’s a very special interview with one of America’s greatest retro pop duo’s out of New York City – Fly By Midnight! Listen out for the Australian premiere of two new singles … Continue reading December 7, 2017: #MorningShow989 with special guests Rocco Bene & Fly By Midnight
theaussieword.com goes one on one with German twins AMISTAT!
Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music?
I started playing guitar at the age of 6 and that’s when I knew, standing on stage and creating music is all I want to do for the rest of my life. Josef started singing at the age of 10 and that’s when we started play music together. A few years later I started singing and we formed our first band with a few of our best friends! We never really liked school so we used to lock ourselves in our rooms and play music for hours and hours just to escape everything.
What motivates or influences you in your quest to make great music?
There is something very special about being able to express yourself through music and the way you feel in front of others. Being able to share your views on life and your life-experiences with your audience makes you feel like it’s possible to actually make a change in this world. It’s always very important that what we create comes from a genuine and honest place and it’s done for the right reasons. Continue reading “Special Interview: AMISTAT”
theaussieword.com catches up with Australian country artist Natalie Pearson!
Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music?
Music began for me when I was about 5 years old. My mum took me to the video store and we hired “Annie” the musical, and I watched it over and over again until I knew every word and I’d sing the songs constantly. I was invited up for a casual karaoke party with some friends from a performing arts school, and belted “Tomorrow”. No-one could believe that a big voice came out of a tiny five year old. My mum was encouraged to put me into singing lessons, and I auditioned for my first musical (Annie of course), and enjoyed every minute. I don’t think there has been a time in my life that I haven’t been immersed in music. I went to a performing arts highschool, and as soon as I was old enough to sing in bars, I began to really cut my teeth in the live band scene. I started writing my own music a few years ago, and have really focused on creating a viable career doing what I love. Continue reading “Special Interview: Natalie Pearson”
On #MorningShow989 this week, local Melbourne artist Abbey Grace stops by the studio for a chat about her latest single The First and the Last Time. There’s a bunch of fresh tunes including the new one from Calum Scott plus some retro #ThrowbackThursday classics including powerhouse artists Peter Cetera and the late Laura Branigan. Continue reading “November 30, 2017: #MorningShow989 with special guest Abbey Grace”
On #MorningShow989 this week, we welcome special guest Ronny Morris, a Danish artist based in Los Angeles who joins us live on the phone. There’s a tonne of fresh hits – new tunes from Dannii Minogue, Sheppard, Broadhurst, Keith Urban, Deborah Cox and Charlie Worsham to name a few! We also remember Malcolm Young from AC/DC, Michael Hutchence from INXS and Diana Ross, winner of … Continue reading November 23, 2017: #MorningShow989 with special guest Ronny Morris
#MorningShow989 is on fire this week, promoting their 2018 calendar for kids charities we welcome special guests Luke Wood and Aaron Ficheroux from the Australian Firefighters Calendar. It’s a #ThrowbackThursday special with a very fiery & sexy inspired playlist. Continue reading “November 16, 2017: #MorningShow989 with special guests Luke Wood & Aaron Ficheroux (Australian Firefighters Calendar)”
Nina June’s new single ‘Till Dawn’ is released today. The track is from her forthcoming global debut album, out via Ostereo Records March 16th, 2018. ‘Till Dawn’ is the follow up to her independent singles ‘For Love’, ‘We Watched It All Come Down’ and ‘When We Fall’ (Featured in the MTV show Catfish) which have been championed by Spotify with over 4 million streams and counting.
Caught in the whirlwind, it seems like only yesterday that West Australian based singer songwriter Jonny Taylor signed his first record deal with label Red Rebel Music. In fact for new album Dig Deep it has been two months of intense planning in support of its November 17 release date that is now almost upon us. To thank his loyal supporters over the years, a unique album promotion is currently on offer with all pre-sale purchases giving one lucky punter the chance to win three nights away with flights included to Jonny’s hometown of Dumbleyung, with Jonny as your host! Continue reading “NEW MUSIC: Jonny Taylor ‘Better Day’”
Academy® Award-nominated actress and multi-platinum selling recording artist HAILEE STEINFELD has just released the highly anticipated music video for her new single with Alesso, “Let Me Go,” featuring Florida Georgia Line & watt.
Helmed by director Emil Nava [Ed Sheeran, Calvin Harris, Selena Gomez], the cinematic clip captures the heart of the song, showcasing STEINFELD’s incredible storytelling ability, with a countryside performance from Florida Georgia Line and appearances by Alesso and watt. The video’s arrival precedes what promises to be an American Music Awards highlight as they will all perform “Let Me Go” for the very first time at the 2017 ceremony this Sunday. Be sure to tune in at 8/7c on ABC! Continue reading “NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso ft. Florida Georgia Line & Watt ‘Let Me Go’”
Grammy® Award-nominated, multi-platinum R&B recording artist, film/TV and Stage actress, and iconic LGBTQ philanthropist Deborah Cox has teamed up with fashion designer Marc Bouwer for the music video for her chart topping single “Let the World Be Ours Tonight”. New York City-based designer Marc Bouwer said he loved the lyrics and the feeling of unity in the song so much that he offered to direct the video. “The video is inspired by “optimism rising above adversity and negativity.” Bouwer stated, “I wanted to show Deborah going through a journey above earth because the earth is in such turmoil now with global warming and all the environmental issues. Let’s just take a moment and love the world we’re living in.”
Continue reading “NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Deborah Cox ‘Let The World Be Ours Tonight (Soulshaker Original Radio Edit)”
Nick Tangorra releases his new single “Chaser” via all major streaming platforms. This new single comes after the success of his last release, “Boo Hoo” which has amassed over 28 Million streams across streaming platforms and his fans, “FANgorras” are an active and ever-growing presence on social media. Nick is a 20-year-old multi-talented artist who writes, produces and sings his own songs. Nick says about … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Nick Tangorra ‘Chaser’
Nashville artist Jacob Thomas Jr. has released “Running Through My Mind,” the second single from his upcoming LP, Electric Sex, out February 16, 2018 on Summer Dress Music. Premiering yesterday at The Bluegrass Situation, “Running Through My Mind” is a sobering track that recalls a different era in his life.
“I wanted to write about my divorce, but I’ve never been someone who’s able to articulate thoughts and feelings while I’m in the midst of extreme emotional situations,” reflects Jacob. “I find it more beneficial to wait until there is some time and space to gain perspective. ‘Running through My Mind’ is hard to talk about. It’s one of those songs that reminds me of a period in my life when I was a person that I no longer am. It’s not a cryptic or vaguely written song. It’s about as straight forward as a song can get.” Continue reading “NEW MUSIC: Jacob Thomas Jr ‘Running Through My Mind’”
Rising artist Matt Wills shares the music video for his single Lights Out today. Directed by Chris Parton, the new video will continue the spotlight on Matt and his distinctive sound, mining from the same rich seam as acts like The XX and Ed Sheeran. As a singer songwriter who pours romance and vitriol into his songs in equal measure and seeks out collaborators from the worlds of electronic music and grime to fuse his sound into something new, Matt Wills stands apart. Since the release of his EP, Hurricane and debut album, Cigarettes and City Lights, Matt has garnered across-the-board acclaim. A statement of intent, the Hurricane EP featured collaborations with revered British MC Devlin and Mad Decent’s Daktyl, and announced Matt’s arrival in no uncertain terms. The success of follow up releases from his debut album, Set You Free EP and Emily were singles that saw Matt collaborate with Maverick Sabre, become a Radio 1 introducing Record of the Week artist, clock up hundreds of thousands of streams across multiple platforms and garner support from a wide range of tastemakers. Continue reading “NEW MUSIC: Matt Wills ‘Lights Out’”