NEW MUSIC: Ivy Nations ‘Live By Design’


Ivy Nations have had quite the summer following the release of their third single “Live By Design” last spring. It received national airplay, they dominated the Irish festival scene with performances at Sea Sessions, Indiependence and the main stage of Castlepalooza, their debut music video premiered on UK blog ‘London on the Inside’ and they traveled to London for their first ever overseas headline show.
Now they return with a live video of their latest single, filmed in Station Studios Dublin. It’s the first in what will be a three-part mini series in which the band perform some of their favourite songs to play live.

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September 7, 2017: #MorningShow989 with special guest Mark Wilkinson


On #MorningShow989 this week, Australian singer/songwriter Mark Wilkinson is live on the phone to chat about his new record Lost In A Dream and the sellout 2017 tour The Road Home. There’s your usual mix of fresh new hits plus a bunch of  #ThrowbackThursday gems. Continue reading “September 7, 2017: #MorningShow989 with special guest Mark Wilkinson”

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NEW MUSIC: Client Liaison ft. Tina Arena ‘A Foreign Affair’


Diplomatic Immunity: granted. Passports: stamped. Tina Arena: boarded. Client Liaison share the new video for single ‘A Foreign Affair’ taken from their album Diplomatic Immunity, out now.

Of the video, director Tim White shares: “Long before automated check-in and liquids in zip-lock bags there was a time when the journey mattered more than the destination. This video is an ode to those glory years of aviation; when the airport was alive with mystique and prestige. ‘A Foreign Affair’ is an aeronautical love story exploring the elegant complexities of transit; the feeling of anonymity in the business class lounge and sense of community of the in-flight experience.’

On working with the duo, Tina Arena says “It’s been a lot of fun working with Client Liaison, from recording the song last summer and to crashing their set at Splendour, this clip ties it all together nicely! Grab a gin & tonic and get ready for take-off.”
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NEW MUSIC: Siki Daha ‘SYDNEY’


Sydney Pop/Soul singer Siki Daha has released visuals for his heart-felt single ‘Sydney,’ The track reminisces the vibrant city of Sydney and how everything changed once the government bodies trying to run everything. From the rainbow crossing, marriage equality, to lock-out laws and the lack of cultural diversity. Siki notes that its time we stand up and make a change. “In my own way I wanted to sing about this and bring this to light,” said Siki. “The cover of the single is to show a city drowning with the water flowing down, and not being able to speak up due to the constraints the government and councils have put upon us,” he said. Continue reading “NEW MUSIC: Siki Daha ‘SYDNEY’”

NEW MUSIC: Patrick James ‘Lay It Down’


Lay It Down is the first new music Australia has heard from Patrick James since his gorgeous debut album Outlier featuring hit tracks California Song, Bugs and Covered In Rain.

The creative process for Lay It Down was unfamiliar territory for Patrick, where he utilized a lot of sounds and instruments to create something that was new but still recognizably Patrick James. Continue reading “NEW MUSIC: Patrick James ‘Lay It Down’”

NEW MUSIC: Louis Baker ‘Addict’


Wellington soul singer, songwriter and tearjerker Louis Baker has made quite a recognisable name for himself across the globe with his compelling blend of Motown and RnB. His latest single ‘Addict’ is a sensual, slow groove number now sporting a highly complimentary visual accompaniment.

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NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Cub Sport ‘O Lord’


Cub Sport share the new video for “O Lord” – which not only visually represents the liberation of coming out, but also breaks down some of the personal battles with beauty and masculinity Tim has experienced in his life. This is Cub Sport shaking off their demons, and baring all.

“I feel like the O Lord video is the visual soulmate for the song – it beautifully represents what the song means for me and it feels like a personal triumph! I was bullied when I was growing up because I wasn’t as masculine as some of my peers apparently thought I should be. It’s something I’ve been self-conscious about for years, so it’s super liberating to make this video and feel free from judgement. The video was directed, shot and edited by the wonderful Joe Agius. I couldn’t imagine making this video with anybody else.”
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Special Interview: Tom Lee-Richards


theaussieword.com catches up with Tom Lee-Richards.

Tell us how it all started. What had you first interested in music?

I probably don’t know what first drew me to music. I do remember a 4 year old fascination with the Beatles as typical as that sounds. I didn’t consciously want to sound like them though. I also remember enjoying making mouth noises which was my first experimentation with rhythm. Then I wanted to be Michael Jackson at about age 7.

What motivates or influences you in your quest to make great music?

Wanting to say something about the odd world we live in usually turns into the bones of a song. I’m always making up melodies and percussion ideas as I go about my day though which is fun. Then it feels good to turn it all into a complete arrangement.

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What are your biggest goals you hope to accomplish as an artist?

I want to immerse myself in a few totally different styles of music and collaborate with and learn from some of my favourite artists in each of those areas of music. I think that is a great challenge especially as it means letting go of the idea that one musical style defines me. Oh also more world touring. Continue reading “Special Interview: Tom Lee-Richards”

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Shania Twain ‘Life’s About To Get Good’


Multi-platinum and multi-award winning Global superstar Shania Twain has released the Matthew Cullen directed video for her single ‘Life’s About to Get Good’. The track is taken from ‘Now’, Shania’s first album in fifteen years, out September 29, on Mercury, Nashville. When writing “Life’s About to Get Good,” Shania explains, “I was at home looking out at the ocean and I said to myself, ‘Here I am stuck in this past of negativity, but it’s so beautiful out. I’m not in the mood to write a ‘feeling-sorry-for-myself’ song.” The songwriter recognized that with all of the negative in life also comes the positive. “You can’t have the good without the bad. And that’s what the song ended up being about.” Shania is a five-time GRAMMY Award-winner and the reigning Queen of Country Pop.

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NEW MUSIC: Thanks ‘Your World’


thanks. is Steve Pagano and Mario Borgatta. Combining psychedelic pop, cinematic vibes and electronically influenced beats and melodies, thanks. have succeeded in creating catchy indie pop with an edge.

The duo emerged after meeting at Berklee College of Music in 2009. It was then that Pagano and Borgatta realized they shared the same sentiment for music and how aligned their goal really was. Together they have accomplished this goal in crafting a sound which is simultaneously unique and accessible to the masses. They set out with the intent to express their story through an artistic portrayal of music and lyrics, and prevailed in culminating a winning formula which can resonate with their audiences.

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