NEW MUSIC: Ryan Culwell ‘The Last American’

Ryan Culwell returns with The Last American, his third full-length album and first release in more than three years. The collection marks his debut on Missing Piece Records and captures Culwell at his finest as he crafts poignant portraits of ordinary Americans just trying to get by in these trying times.
“Think of my record, The Last American, as a letter to a loved one who is hurting,” explains Culwell. “I speak love, encouragement, direction, warnings and hope. This is how I speak to those I love most. Some of the songs were literally written to my daughters and we sing them before bed. The title track says the things a friend might say in a time of need… to carefully pull the festering splinter from a swollen palm. If you love America, this song is for you.”

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NEW MUSIC: Lauren Housley ‘My Sleeping Heart’

Lauren Housley was born and raised in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Although she was a shy child, she always possessed a strong desire to perform on stage. By the age of 10 she was a National Dance Champion and began moving into theatre acting shortly afterwards. Her passion to sing and write songs came unexpectedly at around the age of 14, Her influences spanning the broad spectrum of guitar music, stemming from her Elvis fanatic dad who raised her on the sounds of the king. Spending a lot of her formative years between Rotherham, after moving to Manchester, Lauren developed a cultured appreciation of the Northern music scene, drawing inspiration from the thriving music culture in which she was cocooned. She has since teamed up with childhood friend, Steve Pycroft, where they began hosting a night at Matt and Phreds Jazz Club in the Northern Quarter called Soul Sessions.Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Rich Latimer ‘Sweet September’

Australian Rich Latimer has a passion for music and projects that promote consciousness, connection, positive messages and nature. At 41 years old he describes himself as a ‘heartist’, which is someone who lives, creates and cooperates from the heart. He has a strong belief that ‘music changes people and people change the world’. So strong in fact, that he has it tattooed on his arms. Rich is like a ‘Swiss Army Knife’ when it comes to “awareness”, having many skills and doing everything in a sharp way.Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: MASUMI ‘Run Baby, Run’

With one voice and one guitar, Japanese singer-songwriter MASUMI transcends cultural borders. She creates music with the intention of giving hope to others without shying away from the darkness that makes us all human.
When asked about her motivation, MASUMI shares that she found her strength and calling to pursue music after living through the devastating 2011 Tohoku earthquake in her home country of Japan. Feeling the 9.0 magnitude tremors while trapped in an underground café in Tokyo inspired her to choose a path that made her feel alive. Following her true path and passion for music, MASUMI moved to Los Angeles and attended the Los Angeles Music Academy. Since graduating, she has worked with top industry veterans: Singer and vocal coach Dorian Holley (Michael Jackson, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno), Grammy-Award Winning Producer/Engineer J.J Blair (Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash and The Who.), Warner Brothers songwriter/producer Ichiro Suezawa (Michelle Branch, Bruno Mars, Beyonce), multi-platinum award-winning songwriter/producer Nash Overstreet (Hot Chelle Rae) and Grammy-nominated producer Tristan Boston.

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NEW MUSIC: Leony ‘Boots’

German pop starlet Leony has released her new music video for her latest single, ‘Boots’. The video – which premiered exclusively worldwide on Girlfriend Australia yesterday – was shot in Australia across locations in the Gold Coast & Byron by ARIA award winning director Matt Sharp. Written by Leony alongside David Björk, Andreas Moe (Tiesto, Hardwell, Avicii), & Elina Stridh (Maroon 5], the song’s anthemic hooks and jubilant, explosive lyrics convey empowerment and sticking to one’s beliefs. Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Mashd N Kutcher ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ ft Addison

After a massive few weeks touring overseas, Aussie’s Mashd N Kutcher are back kicking off their Australian tour and have just dropped their NEW Music Video for: ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ feat Addison!

Mashd N Kutcher return with a modern reinterpretation of the Journey classic: ‘Don’t Stop Believin’! Part DJ’s, part live instrumentalists, this keyboard and drummer duo from Brisbane Australia, have cemented their name as one of the most prominent Australian electronic music acts of recent years.  Three short years after they began, Mashd N Kutcher became one of the most talked about acts in the industry, consistently touring across: Australia, Asia, New Zealand, North America, South America and Europe.  From multiple DJ Mag Top100 clubs, to international festivals such as: Ultra Music Festival, s20 and Electric Love Festival, Mashd N Kutcher have now amassed a whopping 700+ live shows. Continue reading

Paul Simon – The Story of In The Blue Light

Legendary songwriter, recording artist and performer Paul Simon will release his 14th studio album – IN THE BLUE LIGHT – on September 7th through Sony Music Entertainment Australia.  Produced by Simon and Roy Halee, who have worked together since the 1960s, the album features a talented cast of musicians who have joined Simon to lend fresh perspectives on 10 of the artist’s favourite (though perhaps less-familiar) songs, drawn from his unparalleled body of work and is available for pre order. Continue reading

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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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