NEW MUSIC: Jordan Waller – ‘Let You Down’ Official Video

Jordan Waller, 23, is a recording artist based out of Vancouver, Canada. From the age of 15, Jordan had the desire to learn and adopt skills playing guitar, drums, and keys. Over the years, Jordan developed into not only an elite multi-talented session and live musician but also producer and engineer, working with a variety of local acts in the greater Vancouver area.

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NEW MUSIC PREMIERE: Mani Blu – ‘Turn Off The Radio’

Melbourne based singer-songwriter Mani Blu announces the release of his debut single ‘Turn Off The Radio’, a striking, grand new release, effortlessly fusing synth-pop influences with a modern flavour. The ballad draws influence from David Bowie’s ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and Spiders from Mars’ while Blü’s style as a whole seeks to encompass Warholian Pop Culture that is rarely seen in today’s music. “I wrote ‘Turn Off The Radio’ in about 40 minutes when I was just 19, the idea of the song was so strong for me” says Mani on the single. “The song is a double entendre for mental health and toxic love, for me ‘radio’ represents a transmission, a signal from one person into outer space, and ending up at the receiver, but all I wanted to do was cut those signals off” ‘Turn Off The Radio’ is a twisted love story that drips with an emotion and rawness unique to Mani Blü, introducing him in the most emphatic way possible.Continue reading

NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Conrad Sewell – ‘Healing Hands’

Conrad Sewell confessed his mistakes and yearned to tell his uncut story on his latest release, “Ghosts & Heartaches” – a two song effort with minimal production driven by the Australian artist’s bold, big, and bluesy wail. Today, Sewell arrives with his next chapter – the visuals for the track, “Healing Hands.”
“Ghosts & Heartaches” has seen phenomenal success, amassing over 2M streams within the first week of release, with “Healing Hands” currently at #4 on the Shazam Australia charts, with over 55K Shazams to date. The track is currently approaching Top 20 on the Australian radio airplay chart, and with Sewell recently performing  “Healing Hands” on The Voice in Australia, he is gearing up for another incredible performance on The TV Week Logie Awards this Sunday July 1st.

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SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Michael Burrows

Melbourne singer/songwriter Michael Burrows catches up with theaussieword.com.

Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music? I grew up in a musical family where every year my mother would put on variety style shows where we all had to perform. She’d invite friends and a wider circle we didn’t know so we learnt quickly how to put on a performance. My cousins were all classically trained, and my brother and I could harmonise well. I had exposure from a young age to the Beatles but also quirky Australian artists like Slim Dusty, Chad Morgan and Rolf Harris who were actually really great hook-based songwriters.

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SPECIAL INTERVIEW: The White Wolves

theaussieword.com meets The White Wolves.

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Give us an introduction. THE WHITE WOLVES consist of two members Todd Burman and Chuck Feltner. Our model showcases a first in constant collaboration. We only cut “singles” and with every new single we use a different featured frontman, along with the featured ​musicians that bring their unique sound for that single.

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SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Sannia

Sannia stops by theaussieword.com for a special interview.

Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music? If my mum were here she’d tell you I was an uncomfortable active foetus whenever she played music in the car; I’ve always been obsessed with music and sound. I started piano lessons when I was four and for a long time that was the path I thought I would go down – classical pianist and composer, around fifteen I quit piano and took up singing because I just really felt the need to express myself even further, I was really drawn to poetry and lyrics and started writing my own songs and haven’t really looked back since.Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Tom Odell – ‘If You Wanna Love Somebody’

Tom Odell returns today with his brand new single ‘If You Wanna Love Somebody’, out now. ‘If You Wanna Love Somebody’ is a passionate, expertly-crafted love song about a broken relationship, seeing him once again revisit the theme of his breakthrough debut single ‘Another Love’. The single is written by Tom Odell and co-produced by Tom Odell & Ben Baptie, with additional production by Martin Terefe, and recorded at Strongroom Studios in East London, with additional production at Kensaltown Studios.Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Michaela May – ‘Hook, Line & Sinker’

The brand new single from our good friend Michaela May is here!

Michaela May ~ “Hook, Line & Sinker” is a song about falling in love. I’ve always loved the phrase and thought it would be a more unique way to express the feeling when someone has you completely and utterly by the heartstrings. I wanted to write a happy, summer song that would hopefully make people feel good, as the constant news cycle throughout this past year has been incredibly upsetting and depressing. I wanted to write an anthem for the summer, a song that helps people escape and makes them feel excited about their life, significant other, family, anything! I just wanted to bring a bit of sunshine into a world that always seems enveloped by darkness.”Continue reading

SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Sydney Lauren

New York Singer/Songwriter Sydney Lauren goes one on one with theaussieword.com!

Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music? When I was a child, I was extremely shy. Performing is probably something you’d never think I’d go into. I was always a huge music lover but I stuck to singing in my bedroom when no one was home. My grandparents had a beautiful antique piano in their home and whenever we would go visit I’d sit there for hours and dabble. Eventually my parents had enough of my begging and they let me take piano and guitar lessons. I figured if I could accompany myself with an instrument, it’d be easier to sing in front of people. Eventually my passion developed and I started writing and performing more and more!Continue reading

SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Megan Davies

Nashville alt-pop artist Megan Davies stops by theaussieword.com.

Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music? I first picked up the guitar when I was 12 and fell in love with it – basically never put it down.  I eventually moved to Nashville when I was 19 to study guitar in college and hoped to play professionally one day.  Flash forward a few years and I found success in the most unlikely place – doing covers on YouTube.  Since then I’ve enjoyed writing and playing and making music for people all over the world. Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Mikey Wax – ‘Big Little Life’

Check out the brand new self-released music video by Mikey Wax for his uplifting acoustic pop single “Big Little Life”, written for his wife-to-be. Spotify have thrown the song into their New Music Friday playlist in eight countries. VEVO has also selected the video for their incoming pop playlist feature, which will give the video 10 million impressions.Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Armin van Buuren feat. James Newman – ‘Therapy’

Armin Van Buuren, Dutch based DJ and Producer is riding the wave of the Trance Movement. This Grammy nominated producer has delved into the world of EDM with singles such as ‘I Need You’ and ‘Sunny Days’ to funk infused ‘Sex, Love & Water’.

Armin comes with an impressive array of accomplishments including twenty-seven International Dance Music Award’s, five DJ Mag Award’s to pulling over 30 million listeners over 84 countries on his weekly radio show, ‘A State OF Trance’.

Armin is back with his new summer flavoured anthem ‘Therapy’, which has seen a musical collaboration with James Newman who has worked with the likes of Calvin Harris and Rudimental. Continue reading