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December News 2011

Welcome to Undercover Music News for December 2011!

This month’s edition of Undercover Radio features some of Undercover Music’s highlights of 2011 inclduing Koori Classic, Gary Shearston, Kym Pitman, Eric Bogle, The Lovetones, Projekt Inertia and more along with some Christmas cheer from the recent Rouseabout digital release of Let The Pianola Play (RRH7)

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Koori Classic

Koori Classic, the series that launched Australia’s great Aboriginal music. The sound, the style, the feeling – now for the first time available as download!

This forty song collection of classic Aboriginal country and early years Aboriginal rock ‘n’ roll features Roger Knox, Tracey Lee Gray, Vic Simms, Buddy Knox, Mop & the Dropouts, Sharon Mann, Mac Silva, Manny West, Ian ‘Moonie’ Atkinson & Johnny Huckle.

The producers and session musicians are also a Who’s Who of their era. 

The “Best Of” collection was released through Larrikin / Festival as two CDs in 1996.  The new ROUSEABOUT RECORDS re-release can be downloaded from iTunes.

A promotional sampler is being serviced to media nationwide just in time for Christmas this month.

Check out this month’s edition of Undercover Radio to hear more.

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Jim Low

Rouseabout Records is proud to announce the signing of Jim Low to its roster with Jim’s new album The Further I Travel due for release in February 2012.

Writes long time friend and inspiration Gary Shearston ‘As you will discover, Jim Low gets about the place. He travels gently, digs out rich nuggets of Australiana, observes them acutely and with compassion, and then puts his historical vignettes to melodies that pass 'the old grey whistle test' with distinction.  Go with him on his travels. I think you'll enjoy the journey.’

So do we ... Stay tuned!

Russell Morris

Russell Morris continues to tour tirelessly around the country with good mates Brian Cadd and also Darryl Cotton & Jim Keays.

Later this month he has dates at Lizottes Dee Why, Central Coast & Newcastle.

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Gary Shearston

Gary Shearston

Dr Peter Mills (Senior Lecturer in Media & Popular Culture at Leeds University in the UK) has opened a Gary Shearston Facebook page, with a kind and generous description of Gary and his work. Give it the big thumbs here.

Gary is set to be featured on a double CD of folk songwriters for an ABC release currently being assembled by Warren Fahey that will also include the likes of Colin Hay, John Schumann & Redgum, The Bushwackers, Kev Carmody & Paul Kelly, Shane Howard, Eric Bogle, Pat Drummond, Christine Anu, latest Rouseabout signing Jim Low and many more.

Listen out for Gary Shearston on Radio Fremantle’s ‘Folking Around’ with Ray Downes who is yet another long time Shearston devotee.

Renegade (RRR53) is out now through MGM Distribution or directly from Undercover Music via mail order along with Shearston’s other Rouseabout releases The Best Of All Trades (RRR46), Here & There, Now & Then (RRR41) and Only Love Survives (RRR3).

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Gary Shearston

Fiddlers Feast

16 years of Musical Mayhem from the fantastic, fanatical, fiery, frenzeed, fabulous, festive, festering, fruity, fiddling fraternity. They've been all over the world, done it all seen it all and now..............they're back!

In Tamworth, where it all started 16 (unbelievable) years ago!

Expo, in Shanghai was great. The GG (Quentin) loves them...
Everyone else thinks they're crazy and they are...

So join Fiddler Feast for a salute to all things fiddly at the upcoming Tamworth Country Music Festival! They are a must see.

See the Gig Guide for tour dates (top right of this page)

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Gary Shearston

The Celebrated Knackers and Knockers Band

Australia’s pre-eminent purveyors of Australian bawdy gems were recently featured on Brisbane’s Radio 98.9FM’s "Bush Brekky" Show hosted by Australia's best Fiddler and all round funny man, Pixie Jenkins.

With 5 Golden Guitars and an induction into the Country Music Hands of Fame, Pixie's charasmatic and cheeky nature were the perfect fit for the fun & frivolity that is The Celebrated Knackers & Knockers Band and featured plenty of tunes from their Sing Us Anothery, Dirty as Buggery’ (RRR50) & ‘Rooted In The Country’ (RRR51) albums both out on Rouseabout Records.

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The Lovetones

After five studio albums, The Lovetones’ considerable psychedelic pop legacy is to be consolidated into a ‘Best Of’ that will be released in the first half of 2012. A special limited edition live DVD will also be issued along with an album guaranteed to be soaked with hook laden melodies, dream filled soundscapes not to mention superbly crafted songs.

The Lovetones will tour nationally to support the release.

In the meantime their cover of ‘The Party’s Over’ is to be featured on the soon to be released ‘Spirit of Talk Talk’ tribute album alongside the likes of Death Cab for Cutie, Alan Wilder & Turin Brakes.

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Lo Tide               

More Than Reality is the title and a fitting description for the debut long player from AntiPod Music addition Lo Tide.

The album’s 13 tracks take you for a journey through a variety of genre wonderlands including downtempo, jazz, electronica and instrumental hip hop.

Comparisons of the album could be drawn to the likes of industry luminaries Bonobo, Lamb and Paul Mac.

More Than Reality is out now through Diventa Music.

For more information visit their website and Diventa Music as well as this month’s edition of Undercover Radio.

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Fiddlers Feast

  1. Tuesday 24th January, Capitol Theatre, Tamworth (NSW)
  2. Wednesday 25th January, Scully Room, Southgate Inn, Tamworth (NSW)
  3. Thursday 26th January, Scully Room, Southgate Inn, Tamworth (NSW)
  4. Friday 27th January, Scully Room, Southgate Inn, Tamworth (NSW)

Russell Morris

  1. Wednesday 28th December,
    Lizottes, Dee Why, NSW
  2. Thursday 29th December,
    Lizottes, Central Coast, NSW
  3. Friday 30th December,
    Lizottes, Newcastle, NSW