NEW MUSIC: Kareen Lomax ‘Been In Love’

American singer-songwriter and producer, Kareen Lomax, is an emerging young talent with an unmistakable voice. Born in the suburbs of Marietta, Georgia, her surrounding environment inspired her distinctive sound, best described as alternative-soul. Her sphere of influence spans across multiple genres and contains soothing yet rich rhythms that bear similarity to Tracy Chapman and Marc E. Bassy.  With lyrics that bring her story to life, Kareen uses clever wordplay and catchy melodies to take listeners on an intimate journey.Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: IVEY ‘Won’t Be’

With lively production and a finessed knack for indie pop songwriting on form, Gold Coast five piece IVEY have made a shining return with their new single, ‘WON’T BE’. As the band gears up for the October release of their sophomore EP GORGEOUS, the new sounds from IVEY in ‘Won’t Be’ stand out as a strong indicator of where this young band has come from musically, and where they’re headed with this collection of fresh material. Premiering on Triple J’s Home & Hosed last night, the new sounds from IVEY are marked by fresh confidence in their craft, not to mention catchy hooks, melody and harmonic boosts throughout.Continue reading

Springsteen on Broadway

Columbia Records will release the ‘SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY’ soundtrack album on December 14th, featuring the songs and stories from Tony Award winner Bruce Springsteen’s historic 236-show run at Jujamcyn’s Walter Kerr Theatre. Consisting of the complete audio from the upcoming ‘SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY’ Netflix release, the soundtrack album will be available on 4 LPs or 2 CDs as well as a digital download and on streaming services.Continue reading

SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Spectoral

theaussieword.com catches up with Spectoral for a special online chat.

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

As a kid I had organ lessons… and although I never really liked what I was learning to play on the thing, I loved being able to control deep basslines with the pedals. Looking back I think I treated it as my first synth. More often than not I just ended up playing around with the arpeggiator and all the flip-buttons, making these never ending auto-chord programmed songs, recording them onto cassette and making my family listen to them all in the car. It drove my sister crazy.Continue reading

25 October, 2018 – Episode 111: #MorningShow989 with special guest Giovanna Mercuri

#MorningShow989 this week welcomes special guest Film and TV Director/Producer Giovanna Mercuri for a special preview of her latest film The Target and television series The Travel Counsellor along with a mix of new and throwback tunes.

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18 October, 2018 – Episode 110: #MorningShow989 with special guests Josh The Cat & Lauren Housley

#MorningShow989 this week welcomes two special guests – Josh The Cat (Melbourne) and Lauren Housley (London/UK) LIVE for a special preview of their latest singles plus we remember Andreas Florez, a #MorningShow989 special guest from August 2016 who sadly lost his battle with leukaemia just days after the interview. There’s your usual mix of #ThrowbackThursday classics plus some great new tunes and Australian premieres.

Catch our social media for all the #MorningShow989 action and subscribe to On Air with Brian Peel on iTunes – catch the #MorningShow989 podcast here.Continue reading