NEW MUSIC: Casey Barnes – ‘Better Days’

Riding the wave of success with a string of highly successful singles in 2018, the monumental ride continues for Golden Guitar Finalist Casey Barnes with the release of a brand new single ‘Better Days’ and the announcement that he will be touring the US in the first quarter of 2019.

‘Better Days’ taken from Casey’s career defining #1 album ‘The Good Life’ (which has to date been streamed over 2 million times on Spotify) is due for release on Friday 15th February.  A positive song, showcasing Barnes’ now familiar catchy hooks and anthemic melodies tells the tale about living in the moment and appreciating the life we have in the present and not reflecting on the past.Continue reading

SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Nathan Ball

theaussieword.com special interview with alternative/indie UK singer/songwriter Nathan Ball.

How and where did it all begin for you? What drew your interest to the music industry? I’d always been obsessed with music as a kid, my main memories of music in my childhood were driving in the car with my parents. There was always a bit of Van Morrison or T-Rex on the stereo. Music didn’t run in the family though, none of my family are musical, so it was just through interest at school that I picked up a guitar and started singing. I pretty much wrote songs from that day onwards.DxNVSUNW0AUzych

What motivates or influences you in your quest to make great music? I like making music that makes you feel something and tugs on the heartstrings, so there is always alot of emotion in my music, whether that be the lyrics or the vocal melody, alot of thought goes into the feeling and the vibe of the song. Seeing people connect with those songs during the live show is the most amazing feeling. I often see people with their eyes closed or having a little cry during the set and it means the world that people connect with the songs so strongly.Continue reading

SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Daniel Shaw

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

NEW MUSIC: Lizzo – ‘Juice’

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

NEW MUSIC: Duncan Saige – ‘Thoughts of You Without Me’

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.

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NEW MUSIC: Jack Savoretti – ‘Candlelight’

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

NEW MUSIC: Tiffany Young – ‘Born Again’

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

NEW MUSIC: Yoke Lore – ‘Homing’

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.”

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NEW MUSIC: Thomas Keating – ‘Today I’m Staying Home’

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