Aaron D’Arcy is releasing a new song, officially, on 31st May, called Postcard, featuring Dani Young. It is currently being flogged on Community Radio as it should be. It is a beaut track. A bluesy number that is just a bit longer than most commercial singles, but well worth the listen. Aaron has an album later in the year, but this is just a great start. Gareth Leach has released another single of his last album, (Death and Taxes) – this one is Better or Worse…..the tune sounds like gunslingers coming into town. It fits the lyrics. Gareth and Aaron have a similar energy. (Check out the 2018 album if you haven’t already, it is very good). From two bluesy sounding boys to the sweetness and mellowness of Cassidy-Rae with More. It is a good role model song for teenage girls, in particular. Cassidy-Rae sings a bit like Aleyce Simmonds, I look forward to hearing more. It is a knockout song. I would have to be hanging from the Moon to sing notes that high.
Toyota Starmaker winner for 2019 this year, Blake O’Connor has released a new song, Beautiful as You. Blake is quite an extraordinary singer who makes great choices in what he sings. I really like this song and can’t wait for the album. One of the busiest boys at Tamworth this year was Liam Kennedy-Clark. The Kiwi who is now firmly ensconced in Australia can play just about anything. His album, Another Habit, will be released soon but this song, Bottom of an Empty Bottle is a pure country song featuring two of the essentials of pure country songs, booze and a broken heart. Liam has a beaut, big, booming voice, that can also mellow out. I can’t wait for the whole album, the three songs that I have heard so far are just fabulous.
If you have a single, let me know.
The hits keep on coming! Wonderful Tamworth gal, Ashleigh Dallas’s new album is out soon, but in the meantime, we have her new single, Vacation to trip on…when in Tamworth in January, I heard Matt Scullion, who won the Kazzie award last year for Male Songwriter of the Year, debut his upcoming and now released single, Aussie As. This Karen known as Kaz (you’ll get it when you hear the song), just loves it. The long awaited single from Liam Brew has finally been released, A Few More Roads. The last time that the then curly haired Liam released an album, he won a Kazzie. One of my favourites, Brad Butcher has just released a new song, Nature’s Course. Can’t wait for the album. This song has more guitars than usual but a song in the tradition of all good Brad songs. Newlywed, Amber Lawrence has released Hey, to be featured on her upcoming album, Spark. Amber is showing her positive vibes and it is obvious that she is enjoying life at the moment. The song that sounds so familiar from the beginning (it is featured on Saturday Night Country) New Harmony from another wonderful Tamworth girl, Felicity Urquhart, is a great song from the Frozen Rabbit album. If you have a new single, let me know, and I will do my country flashdance on this blog post.
I am an album girl, but this is kind of fun. Hit me with them.
Bolting out of the stables is a bluesy, raunchy track – Next Big Thing (Rukkus Room Remix) by Hayley Jensen, the toast of Tamworth this year (along with Andrew Swift) – they were everywhere. My country music daughter, Amber Lawrence released Hey from her upcoming Spark album. It is a rollicking track with some awesome lyrics. It will get the crowds singing and dancing, but it has a message too. The woman with the most fabulous name in the business, Kelly Brouhaha, belts out 40,000 Star Hotel from her upcoming album which will just blow everybody away. If Bonnie Raitt and Janis Joplin had a little sister, this would be her. Just a friendly warning, radio, she does say fudge. Awesome song. Anita Tresidder has released Bucket List which more than mentions Beccy Cole. A song that dreams are made of….give it a spin. My County Music son, Adam Toms, released one of his most beautiful songs yet, This Old Mandolin. It is a bit slower for this country rocker, but I love it. Sara Storer released How Sweet The Voice (see my album review of Raindance) – a really sad and beautiful song – a bit different, like the album. Have some tissues handy. New Harmony by Felicity Urquhart has been getting a lot of airplay in part on Saturday Night Country as part of her theme song, but now we get to hear it in full (See my album review on Frozen Rabbit). Little Heartbreaker by Karen Craigie is entering the charts, featured on the album review that I have written this week.
Keep alerting me of new singles. I’ll keep promoting them.
I am normally a reviewer of Albums, Gigs, EEPs and EPs. However, young K T Jayne has convinced me to promote singles. Not everybody can produce and album or Ep or EEp straight away. Herewith my first attempt….it will be different!
One of my faves, Gayle O’Neil has just released a single called Open Arms. In the great hands of Michael Carpenter, Gayle has released this catchy, very country, song which will power up the charts. I can’t wait for the album. Katie Jayne has released the awesome power ballad, Use Me, which is a vocal triumph and hopefully a springboard to bigger things. My old partner in crime and radio, Bob Browne has released Poppa Browne’s Boys, a deeply personal account with his trio Never Too Late. Michael Carpenter has also contributed with The April Family’s new single, Blue which is the best of the three singles released to date. Hits at the heartstrings. Michael Wilks has released a new single, Little Things, which is probably his best song to date, a very heartfelt song, though not totally autobiographical, because I think that Mick has boys! Alan and Trace have released a song called Country’s What I am – and an original! Well done Alan…Alan and Trace are known mainly for their great covers of classics together but this is a beaut original. Being a Tamworth girl, I can totally relate to this song. Natalie Henry has released a you beaut album, Apple and Pride and the title track is the current single. It is a great indication of the awesome album which you all must have. Hayley Marsten recently released a fabulous song called Wendy. This is a fantastic single. I was impatient and bought this ahead of time. The forthcoming album is being produced as we speak. Get on board the Hayley train and help her out. If this song is any indication then it will be a bottler. Free Air, the song by Phoebe Jay and Tommy Emmanuel is an awesome song and one that will support a great cause. Please get behind this, I love this girl, she is just amazing. Will Day has come up with a wonderful song that most musos will relate to, In The Real World. I have loved this guy for a long time and he is totally underrated. Get behind this single. It is an awesome track. The next single is totally, totally biased, because he is my country music brother and as far as I am concerned, one of the most amazing artists in Australia. He is just the best and few people know him. Get behind him Australia, Darren Colston, with I Saw You Smile. He has a unique voice and always has a message in his songs. Amber Lawrence has one of the most anticipated albums of the year coming out in June with Spark and her current single Outrageous is catchy but also it is very important. Give everything a go, no matter how outrageous it seems. My little friend, Kate Hindle as an awesome track out called Heart Bleed which is a power ballad and so enpointe. Christie Lamb released a very catchy shower song a little while back called Hot Hot Kiss. It is a shoulder shifting up beat track.
Let me know if you are releasing a new single. I hope you have enjoyed the first episode!