April 19, 2018 – Episode 90: #MorningShow989 with special guests ‘Keeks’ Ciara Muscat & Lavinia Tosev

#MorningShow989 this week welcomes special guests ‘Keeks’ Ciara Muscat and Lavinia Tosev two Australian artists from Vocal Art Studios in Airport West, Melbourne. We spin a bunch of fresh hits plus some #ThrowbackThursday classics from the vault. Continue reading “April 19, 2018 – Episode 90: #MorningShow989 with special guests ‘Keeks’ Ciara Muscat & Lavinia Tosev”

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April 12, 2018 – Episode 89: #MorningShow989 Kylie Minogue #Golden – 2 Hour Music Special

This week #MorningShow989 celebrates the release of Kylie Minogue’s latest masterpiece ‘Golden’. It’s a 2 hour non-stop Kylie-thon! Spinning tracks from the new album to those retro Kylie tunes from the #ThrowbackThursday vault! Check out our social media for all the #MorningShow989 action, including a tonne of messages from Kylie fans across the globe. Subscribe to On Air with Brian Peel on iTunes. Catch this weeks Kylie Minogue 2 hour #Golden music … Continue reading April 12, 2018 – Episode 89: #MorningShow989 Kylie Minogue #Golden – 2 Hour Music Special

Special Interview: Kate Usher & The Sturdy Souls

theaussieword.com special interview with New York City’s Kate Usher & The Sturdy Souls

Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music? Since childhood my favorite thing to do was sing, both behind closed doors (aka the shower) or in front of whomever wanted to listen. My sister and I used to sing to the soundtrack of “A Walk To Remember” and my brother would be the judge. In my tween years, I fell in love with the infamous Hannah Montana thus sparking my love for pop music. As I got older I developed a deeper love for music and its many genres. In college I became the lead singer of a 34 piece Jazz band. Although college became rather lifeless to me; I knew I wanted more. Fortunately, I met Kevin (lead guitarist) on the beach playing his harmonica. After that the rest became history. I left college, moved out to Montauk, and began pursuing my career as a full time musician. I haven’t looked back since.  

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April 5, 2018 – Episode 88: #MorningShow989 2 Hour #ThrowbackThursday Special

#MorningShow989 this week spins 2 hours of your favourite #ThrowbackThursday classics! Listen out for INXS, Janet Jackson, Lionel Richie, Sonia, Natalie Imbruglia, Joshua Madison, Technotronic, Simply Red, Madonna, KYLIE, Gloria Estefan, Savage Garden, Sheena Easton, Mike and the Mechanics & more!  Continue reading “April 5, 2018 – Episode 88: #MorningShow989 2 Hour #ThrowbackThursday Special”

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Special Interview: MASTIN

theaussieword.com goes one on one with one of Australia’s most exciting new voices in rock ‘n roll — MASTIN!Mastin landscape colour 2018 high res

Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music? I’ve always been singing, since I figured out how to. I guess my first step to taking it a little more seriously was when my family moved over from England. I remember getting to school here, obviously not knowing anyone and being a bit more rowdy than most kids being where we are from, and on top of that my accent made it really difficult to get to know anyone or to make friends easily. I had a guitar I had brought over with me that I’d never played, dad insisted I bring it, and I’m glad I did because it became my only friend at that point. I’d sit whenever I had a moment and practiced and wrote songs, most the time they were absolutely shit haha, but it gave me some point of communication with the world and that’s all I needed and all I was looking for. From there I understood why I was so connected to music, even at a young age I had a relationship with music that seems profound and gave me a better set of skills and a vocabulary to describe how I felt at my core. Continue reading “Special Interview: MASTIN”

Special Interview: Kainalu

theaussieword.com catches up with Trent Kainalu for this exclusive special interview.

Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music?

Well, from the very beginning… my parents always tell me stories of how they would put headphones on my mother’s stomach while she was pregnant with me and play mozart/earth wind and fire/stevie wonder into it. I think they read somewhere that playing classical music in the womb helps with neurogenesis, but they added in some groovy music too. It’s funny  because for years my favorite music was classical and motown.

Screen+Shot+2018-03-14+at+9.59.15+PMI began as a piano player at age 7. I was playing mostly classical music until around 12 or 13 when I got a jazz instructor who introduced me to the world of arranging and composing. That was really the game changer for me musically… well that and joining a punk band in middle school haha. From there I started producing myself and finally went to college and studied music composition/genetics. Continue reading “Special Interview: Kainalu”

NEW MUSIC: Kate Usher & the Sturdy Souls ‘Halfway’

Montauk, NY’s Kate Usher & The Sturdy Souls are thrilled to share their debut single, Halfway, which is available now on all digital platforms. Halfway is a catchy R&B jam, led by Usher’s distinctive smokey vocal style and sublimely backed by the laid-back groove of The Sturdy Souls. Funk guitar chops weave around sleek saxophone lines and ride atop a tight bass and drum kit groove, embracing influences that span the history of popular music. There’s no denying that there is a nod to the past in the sounds of The Sturdy Souls, but they also keep one foot firmly in the now. These are songs for, and about, today. Songs from the beach-front with an irrepressible groove that will resonate with city-dwellers and villagers alike.

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NEW MUSIC: Mathew V ‘Let Me Go’

Since Mathew independently released his EP Sounds in 2016 he’s accomplished major successes including signing to a label for his upcoming full length debut release. The EP was written about a boy who broke his heart and the new LP is about him putting the pieces back together. The lead single was new pop territory for Mathew, but the upcoming track “Let Me Go” shows him returning to his acclaimed soulful ballads. The Fifth is out April 6th on 604 Records.

Catch the new single and brand new video below.

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NEW MUSIC: Mashd N Kutcher ‘Need Me’ ft. Sammi Constantine

The fresh pop track ‘Need Me’ is one of the early hits of 2018, which is not unfamiliar for the Brisbane grown classically trained pianist and drummer aka ‘Mashd N Kutcher.’ While their live-shows keep the dance floors jam-packed, their two Gold Records: ‘Do It Now’ and ‘My Sunshine’ have achieved chart-topping radio activity and video streams. ‘My Sunshine’ was a #1 Most Played track on Australian Radio and reached #5 on iTunes while ‘Do It Now’ has now reached over 3 million streams to date.

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NEW MUSIC: Flower Drums ‘Night Swims’

Melbourne via Perth duo Flower Drums share a taste of their forthcoming debut album Sunshine Terror Babies in the form of lush new single ‘Night Swims’.

Self-produced by Aden Senycia and Leigh Craft, mixed by Aden Senycia and mastered by Joe Carra, ‘Night Swims’ is about the impending anxiety and loss of comfort following their recent relocation and the daunting reality of “settling down”.

“The lyrics were a direct result of my situation at the time, I had recently moved from Perth to Melbourne with the intention of writing music and escaping a world that I had subsequently grown out of” – Leigh

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NEW MUSIC: Noah Kahan ‘Hurt Somebody’

With over 40 Million streams on Spotify and a rapidly climbing single on the charts, rising singer and songwriter, Noah Kahan releases his debut EP, Hurt Somebody. Produced by Joel Little (Khalid, Lorde), the five song EP includes Kahan’s most recent single and title track, “Hurt Somebody” in addition to a new version of the song which features a duet with two time Grammy nominated artist Julia Michaels. The EP also includes three new songs, “Catastrophize”, “Passenger”, and “Please”.

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