Wednesday, April 16, 2014

New Music: Casey Barnes 'Flesh & Bone'

Loads of good country sounding flesh in this new track 'Flesh & Bone' from Casey Barnes! It's fresh and an absolute crackerjack. I can see Mr Barnes taking the US and Aussie Country industry by storm with this one! #MakesMeWannaBootScoot

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

James Blunt AUS & NZ Tour

James Blunt is planning a special midnight performance for Sydney on his upcoming Australia tour.
The first James Blunt Sydney show sold out in record time and with the tight touring schedule the only place to add a new show was squeezed between the May 30 and 31 State Theatre dates.
The midnight show will be on May 30. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster. 
James Blunt Australian and New Zealand tour dates:

Official Video: Sheppard 'Geronimo'

New Album: The Black Sorrows & Joe Camilleri

The Black Sorrows have just released their 17th album in the year marking Joe Camilleri’s 50 years in show business.
‘Certified Blue’, the new Black Sorrows album is a masterpiece. This is easily Joe’s strongest album since ‘Hold On To Me’ and most passionate since ‘Dear Children’.
Facing 50 years of being one of the hardest working musicians in the Australian music business has given Joe a creative surge. ‘Certified Blue’ has all positive elements spread over his previous 15 Black Sorrows albums condensed into one record.
The country-tinged ‘Until I Make You Mine’ recalls The E Street Band while the powerful ‘rock track ‘Can’t Give Up On You’ harks back to Joe’s own ‘Never Let Me Go’ and ‘Man Of Straw’ would fit right into Nashville. Blues, Jazz, Country, Roots, RnB, and Americana all get a spotlight on ‘Certified Blue’.
‘Certified Blue’ is also a stunning presentation. The album is available as a coloured 12 inch vinyl with added CD version.
Joe wrote the songs with his longtime songwriting partner Nick Smith and recorded with the Black Sorrows band featuring Claude Carranza (guitar/vocals), Mark Gray (bass/vocals), John McAll (keyboards/vocals) and Angus Burchall (drums).
The Black Sorrows will perform at Bluesfest, Bryon Bay over Easter and then head to Norway for three shows at the end of April.
The ‘Certified Blue’ album is available from http://www.theblacksorrows.com.au

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New Music: Ed Sheeran 'Don't'


Ed Sheeran - Performs Don't From "X"

Monday, April 14, 2014

Special Interview: Summer Heart

theaussieword.com goes one on one with Summer Heart in a special blog interview.

What can you tell our readers about you? How and where did it all begin?
I don’t know if it ever really began. It has just happened over a long period of time. But I guess Summer Heart really started out back in 2009. In 2011 my friend Poule d’Or (pouledor.com) published one of my tracks on his blog, and since then things have happened one after the other. I am super happy for that.

What had you first interested in music?
I have always been interested in music. Both my parents are musicians so music has always been a big part of my life. They’ve always supported me doing this. Thanks mom and dad!

Who motivates or influences your quest to make great music?
I don’t know really. I just have to make music. It is such a big part of who I am. I would feel lost otherwise. When time really flies when writing a song or recording I know I onto something good.

Do you have any planned tours coming up?
A European tour is being planned as we speak. Not sure when it will take place yet though. Later on I hopefully will be able to make to North America as well.

What are some of your biggest goals you hope to accomplish as an artist?
I don’t really have any goals like that. I am just trying to stay positive. Although it would be really cool to tour the world. Do shows for everyone, everywhere. That’s a big dream.

What can fans expect from you in the coming months?
They can expect my new single U Got All I’m Looking 4 to be released on the 27th of April. And also a release date for my upcoming album!

Success, what is the secret to it and what has been your biggest career highlight so far?
Oh. I have no idea. And don’t even know what success is really. If it is the get famous among ordinary people, I have no clue how to get there. But if it is to be able doing what you love to do. I believe a lot of passion and a big portion of hard work on that is the key to success.

Which stars of the music industry do you find inspiring?
The Raveonettes is one of my favourite bands. I love watching Youtube interviews with them. Their view on music seems to be a bit like mine I guess. Building great songs with few chords and pretty simple methods.

How would you best describe you and your music to your fans?
Very simple straightforward pop music with vocals, guitar, drum machines and some synths. And then a layer of dreaminess on top off that. That's how it all sounds. 

What can you tell us about your latest album?
My latest album is mainly built around simple guitar parts. The hardest part was to keeping it simple bit still interesting. I am very happy with how it turned out. That’s the best part with being a solo artist and releasing music on your own label. You can do whatever you want and release music whenever you want to.

Are there any new exciting projects in the works?
I am working on my next album that will be released later this year. It is a bit different from the last one, but you can still here who wrote the music. Other than that I have signed to great artists on my small record label. Keeping it all a bit secret so far though.

The music industry is huge, where do you see yourself a few years from now?
Oh. No idea actually. My dream is to be able to continue doing music for as long as I enjoy it. But you never know what will happen. I also run a small record label called Sommarhjärta to help releasing other really cool indie bands. Maybe that’s something for the future.

Name a few of your favourite Aussie artists.
Empire of the Sun is my favourite Aussie band. I kind of like Tame Impala as well. They’ve made some incredible tunes.

The shape of the music industry has changed significantly over the years, including the use of social media, how do you feel about the industry as a whole and what does it mean to you in getting your records out into the public eye?
Internet has democratized releasing music. Anyone can release music today, which I find amazing. On the other hand it is really hard to get noticed today. So many bands and musicians releasing amazing music all the time, but I think that is the way it should be.

Thank you for the interview! What can you leave fans of theaussieword.com with here today?
Thanks to you! Hopefully I can come to Australia and hang out one day. Maybe play a show or two. That would be pure awesomeness!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Video: George Michael Live In Paris

A snippet from Paris, George Michael performs Let Her Down Easy at the Palais Garnier Opera House. Welcome back Georgie!

New Music: Samantha Jade 'Up!'

This is one hell of a tuuuuuuune from our Sammi Jade! 
It's fresh, it's new, it's pure Pop - Samantha Jade and UP!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

New Album & Tour for Deacon Blue


Deacon Blue return with the much anticipated follow up to Top-20 album The Hipsters with their 7th studio album A New House released on 8th September through Rhino Records.

Formed in Glasgow in 1985, Deacon Blue went on to become one of the city's most famous and successful bands. 

From debut album Raintown and follow-up, the chart-topping When The World Knows Your Name, through to 2012's The Hipsters, Deacon Blue are consistently one of the most respected and critically received bands of their generation.
Alongside over six million album sales, twelve UK Top 40 singles and tow UK Number One albums, Deacon Blue are also one of the most passionate live bands around.