theaussieword.com goes one on one with local Melbourne singer/songwriter Daniel Shaw.
How and where did it all begin for you? What drew your interest to the music industry?
Music all started for me when I was 6 years old. My Dad started me and my sister off on the piano, and she eventually stopped playing but I continued. I then got classical lessons once my Dad could no longer help me. When I was 8 I started combining singing with piano, and this was really when I started looking up to Billy Joel and Elton John as musical idols. My Dad saw that I was passionate about becoming a global success like them, and he helped me start street performing in Melbourne every weekend. My interest in the music industry really developed after going to a Billy Joel concert in 2008. I remember dreaming about how one day I would also tour the world making music and performing globally.Continue reading
Jake’s current single, “Down To The Honkeytonk” is the follow up to Owen’s fastest rising career #1 to date, “I Was Jack (You Were Diane).” Both are off of his highly anticipated new album, expected this year.Continue reading
American rapper and singer Lizzo releases her new track ‘Juice’ which follows on from 2018 single ‘Boys’ which was named one of Time Magazine’s Top 10 songs of the year. 2018 was another landmark year for the Minneapolis artist who was nominated for a BET Award, toured with Florence + Machine and HAIM, performed at a string of festival dates including Lollapalooza and appeared as a guest judge on hit VH1 show RuPaul’s Drag Race.Continue reading
Duncan Saige announces new single and tour for ‘Thoughts of You Without Me’ kicking off 2019 with some excellent laid-back summery feels, Margaret River’s Duncan Saige is pleased to announce his new single Thoughts of You Without Me. A universal love song about the transition of going through a break-up, the track is a first taste of Duncan’s new EP due out this year. While on hiatus from accomplished Perth indie-surf-rockers Stillwater Giants, Henry Clarke (as his family calls him) has achieved a lot in little time for Duncan Saige. A regular on the WA touring circuit, the release of first EP I’m Saved and recent single Pumping Up My Life garnered widespread airplay (inc triple j) and East Coast touring, festival appearances (inc. Falls and Freo Folk and Nannup) and support slots galore.
In the first two weeks of its release, the official music video for Jack Savoretti’s brilliant new single ‘Candlelight’, has already exceeded 600,000 plays on YouTube. Out via BMG Records, ‘Candlelight’ is taken from Savoretti’s stunning new album ‘Singing to Strangers’, out March 15th. The album is the follow up to his two gold discs ‘Written in Scars’ (2014) and ‘Sleep No More’ (2016).Continue reading
Pop phenomena, Tiffany Young, has announced the release of her single and music video for “Born Again,”produced by Fernando Garibay (Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Whitney Houston). Upon its release at 12:00AM EST last night, #TiffanyYoung was trending Worldwide on Twitter within the first 10 minutes. Building up to the release, Tiffany sent her fans into a frenzy by wiping her official Instagram page of all previous photos, and posting teaser images to her 7 million, and counting, followers. “Born Again” is about accepting yourself and everything that happened in the past, good and bad and recreating yourself as new. This single is off her upcoming EP, Lips On Lips, which is “definitely about my truth, in the sense of there has always been a darkness and struggle, and it’s only now that I get to talk about it openly” says Tiffany. Further stating “this EP is a rebirth to me entirely; mind body and soul. It’s about my dark and light, my passion pleasure pain all in one.” Tiffany’s 5 song EP, Lips On Lips, is set to drop February 22nd, 2019 at 12:00AM EST, and will include “Born Again.”Continue reading
Kassi Ashton, one of the most compelling rising stars in Nashville, has released her highly anticipated new song “Violins” today. Produced by Luke Dick and Luke Laird, and co-written by Kassi, Luke Dick and Natalie Hemby, the empowering anthem seesaws between her dynamic delivery, raucous twang, and wailing guitars.
PLATINUM-certified independent singer, songwriter, producer, and pop visionary Lauv unveils new single “i’m so tired…” with Troye Sivan. The pair are also set to perform the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on February 6th.Continue reading
An artist in every sense of the word, indie pop sensation Yoke Lore (Adrian Galvin) merges his talents to create an experience beyond his music and his new animated video for “Homing” features his own art with that of illustrator Emily Nava. “Homing” is the final track on his 2018 EP, Absolutes, of which Galvin says, “”Homing” is about seeing the search for love as a search for a home. It’s important to articulate what we really feel when we feel things like love or when we want to be with someone. For me, part of the reasons I search for love is because I long for a safety and security. For other people they might be looking for companionship or parents or someone who can offer them excitement. But for me, love is life as a homing missile.”
Troubadour Thomas Keating has today announced his introverted new single Today I’m Staying Home, a comforting ode to self-care during times of stress and uncertainty, out February 1 Thomas has also announced a lovely clip to accompany the track, filmed during the recording process of the single, offering rare insight into the private world of an artist in the studio. Thomas will be celebrating the release of the single with launch gigs in Sydney at The Newsagency on February 8, and Melbourne at Red Betty on February 9. To cap it off, Thomas has also been announced as the main support act on a very special run of NSW shows with one of Australia’s most loved songwriters, Pete Murray, kicking off at Bateman’s Bay Soldier’s Club on January 16, then moving though Merimbula, Narrabeen, Newcastle, Miranda, and wrapping up in Wollongong at Waves on February 2. Continue reading
Pop singer-songwriter BETTY WHO is ringing in the new year with another glimpse into her forthcoming album with the release of her single “I Remember” – available everywhere NOW via AWAL Recordings. A music video for “I Remember” is coming soon. The track was produced by Peter Thomas & Kyle Moorman and is featured on her third studio record Betty, out February 15th 2019. Betty is available for pre-order now HERE.
“‘I Remember’ is exactly the way I wanted to start my new year. It’s such a representation of the album and my obsession with making music that makes people feel good,” Betty says of the song. “The whole point of the song is about letting go of how hard life (and especially love) can be at times and remembering why you do it in the first place. Love is never going to be perfect. Sometimes it will be easy, most times it will be hard, but all the time it’s worth it because, when you’re with the right person, you are willing to work for it.”Continue reading
“I can’t think of a more fitting way to commemorate the first anniversary of Dolores’ passing and to celebrate her life than to announce to the world the release of her final album with the band.”Eileen O’Riordan, Dolores O’Riordan’s mother.
30 years after forming in Limerick (initially as The Cranberry Saw Us) The Cranberries are set to release their 8th and final album ‘In The End’. With Stephen Street once again taking producer duties, the eleven-track record brings a remarkable career to a fitting and powerful closure. Announcing the album, the band has shared the first single ‘All Over Now’that blends rock, alternative and catchy almost pop-sounding melodies to deliver a classic Cranberries sound. Continue reading