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Phil Edgeley: This Life   UP
 


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Phil Edgeley is an English Folk/Blues based acoustic guitar player and singer/songwriter who now resides in Australia. His 2005 debut album 'This Life' is raw, earthy and real with songs that make you think as well as tap your feet. The album features Paul Rutter on fretless bass and Tony Keep on drums to compliment Phil's passionate guitar playing and vocals. Phil's guitar techniques include fingerstyle, various open-tunings and slide playing on both conventional, Resophonic and Weissenborn style guitars. The freshness and honesty of Phil's original songs makes for compelling listening.  


Album Download: AUD $14.99

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The Band That Couldn't Plough Straight: Taxi   UP
 


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“Taxi” is the now mythical 2002 concept album by The Band That Couldn't Plough Straight. The core trio of Andy O'Phee (vocals, guitar), Veren Grigorov (violin) and Liz Ertler (bass) evolved their swamp, folk and country music narratives with an urban edge. This band can’t plough or play straight! An album dedicated to all the Taxi drivers of the world.  


Album Download: AUD $15.20

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Michael Duchesne: Take Me   UP
 


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Australian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Michael Duchesne has released his debut EP: Take Me. The songs on Take Me encompass all facets of life experiences from love to unsung everyday heroes to escapism, all set to a timeless soul and folk-tinged soundtrack. Michael believes music should transport listeners deep into the work of art and take them on a journey, which is precisely what his music and rich vocals do. Winner Soulfest 2014 Soul Search.  


Album Download: AUD $6.74

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Glenn Cardier: Stranger Than Fiction   UP
 


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CONSUMMATE CARDIER... An eagerly-awaited career highlight from an acclaimed master of... "Enigmatic, compelling and insightful songs. A sweep across a musical terrain that could only be his own – one full of twists, turns and textures" – Glenn A. Baker
Glenn Cardier has taken the Sideshow into Sydney's legendary Alberts Studios to produce his fifth CD 'Stranger Than Fiction'. The Sideshow are Rex Goh (lead guitar), Davo Fester (drums and percussion), Phil Grove (keyboards) and Nick Hoorweg (upright and electric bass).
 


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Chontia Robinson Trio: Silence Broken   UP
 


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The Chontia Robinson Trio are a dynamic lineup playing contemporary, acoustic folk, rock and blues. Chontia Robinson, Parris Macleod (Grand Piano) and Nick Davies (Double Bass) are the Chontia Robinson Trio. Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Chontia is blessed with powerful edgy vocals. Silence Broken is her album of beautifully crafted and emotive songs.  


Album Download: AUD $13.50

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The Band That Couldn't Plough Straight: Reclaim The Swamp   UP
 


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The Band That Couldn't Plough Straight may have questionable agricultural skills, however, they do play groundbreaking Australian Swamp, Folk and country music. This storytelling band consists of Andy O'Phee (vocals, guitar, jaws harp), Veren Grigorov (violin) and Liz Ertler (bass). Reclaim The Swamp is their 5 song gem.  


Album Download: AUD $6.75

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Phil Edgeley: Phil & Trudy Edgeley: One Plus One Equals Three   UP
 


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Phil & Trudy Edgeley have been criss-crossing the continent tirelessly over the past few years carving out their way as a genuine musical force. They have systematically earnt themselves a reputation for creating striking original material and delivering shows which are not only drenched in power and dynamics but still manage to be soulful and sensitive. The songs, which are a result of the infusion of cultures and influences, produce a musical experience that is both captivating and intriguing.  


Album Download: AUD $16.90

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The General Electryk: Petty Little Things   UP
 


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The General Electryk are a folk-alt-indie-rock band featuring singer/songwriter/guitarist Melanie McDonald and drummer/backing vocalist Angus Donnelly. Melanie's vocal style is an eclectic mix of blues-pop. Hooks are catchy, the backline is funk rock driven and the melody is contagiously sweet. With busking roots, this duo incorporates elements of creativity and fun using vintage luggage as drums. Like Dallas Green meets Natalie Merchant. Music for travelling folk. This debut album "Petty Little Things" was recorded by Glenn Forrester of Barstool Prophets fame.  


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The Snakemen: Natural Selection   UP
 


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The Snakemen are a low-fi, Southern Fried two piece vocals, blues and trailer trash country guitar and percussion combo. Craig and Stefano play old timey style hootchie cootchie blues and trailer trash country classics. They have also written a swag of songs about Sydney's violently colourful history. The Snakemen will take you on a whirlwind adventure through Sydney and Australia.  


Album Download: AUD $8.40

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Edema Rue: Love Of The Misshapen   UP
 


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A collection of musical tales drenched in depravity, "Love of the Misshapen" will leave you with a poor set morals and a maddening urge to dance your legs off. Edema Ruh draw from a range of styles including Gypsy, Jazz, Balkan and Latin, forming them into a sweet cacophony of punchy yet wilted rhythms, sympathetic yet jarring harmonies and lush yet dissonant melodies.  


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Glenn Cardier: Live At Lizottes   UP
 


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'...Cardier is our finest contemporary singer-songwriter BAR NONE and this 90-minute plus live performance is ample evidence of that.' (Keith Glass, Rhythms Magazine Oct 09). From the release of his first single, back in March 1972, Australian singer-songwriter Glenn Cardier has crafted a singular body of stellar work that has garnered remarkable acclaim and reviews. As Rhythms magazine’s Keith Glass has insisted, Glenn "should be trumpeted as one of our finest, an original and a craftsman of the first order" - an assertion well evidenced by this intimate and atmospheric performance.  


Album Download: AUD $15.20

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Ryan Giles: Ivanhoe Express   UP
 


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Ryan Giles is an independent Australian singer songwriter from South East Queensland. A small town kind of guy who was moved around a bit as a kid, always known as 'Gilesy' and never too far away from a guitar. Inspired by the sound of the troubadours of the early 70s, Ryan has recreated a genre of folk inspired pop music with a twist of country. Ryan's vocal style is one that draws you into his daydream like lyrics which may leave you with a smile on your face, deep in thought or even staring off into space. A smooth strumming guitar and a few crafty harmonica licks are just a few things...  


Album Download: AUD $9.90

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Glenn Cardier: Exiles From Eden   UP
 


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Exiles From Eden is the third album that Glenn Cardier released since his comeback album in 2002. This 2008 release is an absolute tour de force by the reclusive Australian singer-songwriter-guitarist. With Exiles From Eden, Glenn Cardier emphatically delivered on the 'promise'. "The most complete album of my career. This one seemed to take forever to make. Not in a bad way, but I wanted a fairly majestic production and it took time. Sometimes these collections seem like pieces from a soundtrack to a movie or something. They hang together." Glenn Cardier  


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Close To Forever: Close To Forever   UP
 


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Close to Forever is an exciting project from seasoned performers Dale Caldwell (Voices from the Vacant Lot, Martenitsa) and Ben Fink (The Whitlams, Lior, Christa Hughes, Stiff Gins, Waiting for Guinness, Voices from the Vacant Lot). Sharing their handcrafted interpretations of songs of love and loss, sorrow and joy, they transport you into a world of lush harmonies, beautiful silences and timeless melodies. Armed with just their voices, one guitar and haunting atmospheric effects, they share original works, favourite rarities and uncovered gems.  


Album Download: AUD $8.45

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Zoe Elliot: Black Dog   UP
 


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In an industry that is consumed by image and trend, Zoe Elliot has captivated audiences with raw and honest performances and songs of substance. Her style harks back to the hand crafted lyrics and intricate discordant harmonies of the 70s. She has been likened to Joni Mitchell and Laura Nyro and has graced the stage with the likes of soul legend Renee Geyer, Ireland’s Declan O'Rourker, Sydney's Patrick James and toured with Matt Corby at his Secret Garden shows. Zoe Elliot has long been a favourite in Sydney's underground intimate gig scene.  


Album Download: AUD $8.40

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