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Welcome to Undercover Music News for June/July 2009!

This Month...

+  Undercover Music Pty LtdHave Moved!
+  Gary ShearstonNew Acoustic Double Album!
+  Eric BogleNew album, Live DVD and digital back catalogue released!
+  sounditoutMaking waves
+  SouthendLaunch online catalogue at Sunrise
+  Mic Conway's National Junk BankLatest tour dates

Undercover Music Has Moved!

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This month’s edition of UCM Radio features songs from the new Gary Shearston acoustic double album, new & old Eric Bogle, Mic Conway’s National Junk Band plus some rockin’ electro pop from sounditout’s debut EP along with a previously unreleased Southend 'trance excursion'!

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Sydney’s Northern Beaches electro rockers SOUNDITOUT are feeling the love from Australian Surfing Life who is using ‘Control’ and ‘Distraction’ from their self titled debut EP on their 250th issue DVD.

Inpress Magazine’s Tim Finney describes SOUNDITOUT as ‘Overblown, glammed-up electro-rock to challenge The Presets.’ Speaking of which, the lads have been commissioned to remix The Presets ‘Kicking and Screaming’ as well as ‘2 Player Game’ from Infusion’s forthcoming album.

Look and listen out for SOUNDITOUT in BMA Magazine, The Place, Time Off, Inpress, Drum Media NSW & Perth, Surfing Life, and on Triple J, FBi, 3PBS, 2UUU and community radio nationwide.

SOUNDITOUT launch their EP at the Oxford Art Factory in Sydney on Saturday July 11th

Tracks are featured this month on UCM Radio!

More Information:  Artist Page  |  Artist MySpace


To celebrate having three tracks licensed by Ministry of Sound for ‘Rave Anthems’ Southend’s entire back catalogue including previously unreleased material is finally going online on Yep! Records through MGM Distribution & iTunes later this month.

Check out this month’s UCM Radio for an edit of Der Grun Apfel, a nine minute trance work out produced with long time pal Eddie Bech back in 2000 which has been re-mastered by Australia’s foremost mastering engineer William Bowden who describes the track as ‘magical’!

Southend launch their online release with a DJ set of original material at ‘Sunrise’ – an evening of morning anthems which is happening at the Burdekin Hotel in Sydney on Saturday August 15th.

To celebrate Yep! Records will soon release Southend’s entire catalogue online through MGM Distribution.

Gary Shearston

Rouseabout Records has recently released Gary Shearston’s latest studio effort 'The Best Of All Trades'. It is a double album featuring 24 of the finest songs Gary has written.

Simply Australia’s Jim Low declares "the songs that make up this 2CD set are, as the title song says, definitely “sung from the heart”. We live in uncertain times and these are songs of our time. They are honest responses to the world we live in and share. Let’s hope that songwriters like Gary Shearston continue this most valuable trade". The good news is he certainly intends doing just that. Check out the full review at here.

Look and listen out for Gary Shearston in the Sydney Morning Herald, Tenterfield Star, Blarney Bulletin and on John Nutting’s ‘Saturday Night Country’ & Ian McNamara’s ‘Australia All Over’ (ABC Local Radio) plus community radio nationwide through the efforts of our good friends at Amrap.

Gary Shearston is also to be featured on SBS TV’s ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ in the second half of 2009.

Listen to this month’s edition of UCM Radio to hear songs from the 2CD release.


Mic Conway's National Junk Band

The band and Mic have some great shows coming up after their stormingly muddy exploits in Byron Bay at BluesFest, and Mic's subsequent tour in warm gentle W.A. with the lovely trio "Clarke's Gray Vest". The Junk Band shook the stage at BluesFest with cringe jokes, fractured blues, and a very popular alternative to rootsy jams.

There's a new restaurant music venue opening in Sydney called "Notes". The Junk Band will be playing there in July.

Songs from Corporate Chook are still enjoying airplay on community radio nationwide especially through the good folk at 3WAY in Warnambool.

Check our gig guide (right) for all the latest Mic Conway tour dates.

More Information: Artist Page | Artist Website | Artist MySpace

Eric Bogle

Eric’s new and possibly last studio album The Dreamer is making it’s way to media around the country and is being received to rave reviews with Sun Herald Sun’s Bob Crimeen lauding Bogle as ‘Australia’s premier poet of song’.

One can hardly argue as Eric returns to his best form on the new album which is available at retail through MGM Distribution as well as Folk Trax, Trad & Now and directly from Undercover Music via mail order.

Rouseabout is also extremely excited about the impending release of Eric’s first ever DVD Live at Stonyfell Winery that is available in late July. It’s your only chance to catch the great man live until October as he and long time companion/producer John Munro are on their last international tour encompassing the UK and North America.

In the meantime the best of Bogle’s classic back catalogue Singing The Spirit Home has just been released online.

More Information:  Artist Page

Big Pond Music

Undercover Music releases are also available online through BigPond Music


sounditout - EP Launch

  1. Saturday 11th July, Oxford Art Factory, Darlinghurst, NSW

More Information: Artist Page

Southend (DJ Set) 'Sunrise'

  1. Saturday 15th August, Burdekin Hotel, Darlinghurst, NSW

Mic Conway's National Junk Band

  1. Friday 10th July, 'Notes' 73-75 Enmore Road, Newtown, NSW
  2. Saturday 22nd August, Darwin Festival, NT
  3. Saturday 26th September, Star Of The Sea Theatre, Manly, NSW

More Information: Artist Page