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June News 2012

Welcome to Undercover Music News for June 2012!

This month’s edition of Undercover Radio features songs from The Lovetones’ collection “Provenance”,Jim Low’s new album ‘The Further I Travel’, Gary Shearston, Penny Davies & Roger Ilott, Koori Classic’s Tracey Lee Gray & Roger Knox, Kym Pitman & Projekt Inertia.

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Koori Classic

KOORI CLASSIC, the series that launched Australia’s great Aboriginal music. The sound, the style, the feeling is now for the first time available as download through iTunes.

The collection featuring Roger & Buddy Knox, Tracey Lee Gray, Vic Simms, Mac Silva, Mop & The Dropouts, Sharon Mann and many more is enjoying loads of airplay. Due to popular demand a 2CD-R set of Best of Koori Classic is now available directly from Undercover Music via Mail Order. Click on the ‘BUY’ link here for more details.

Listen out for Koori Classics on Community Radio nationwide especially Radio Eastern 98.1 thanks to Brian Amos and look out for coverage in Rhythms Magazine & Country Update Magazine.

“If only today’s music could be so enjoyable.” (Merle Scott, Sweet FM)

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Jim Low

Jim Low

According to 1629am Newcastle’s Ian Crombie“Jim is a very accomplished singer songwriter.” His latest album is The Further I Travel which he recorded with folk scene stalwarts Chloe & Jason Roweth. The inimitable Pat Drummond also speaks of Jim in glowing terms “Jim is really a very fine Settler Culture Writer and the Gary Shearston influence, combined with his own experience as Country Teacher, gives the tracks a real authenticity that is sadly lacking in a lot of modern Country / Folk releases. I am enjoying this album immensely.”

The Further I Travel has been well received by folk & country radio scoring album of the week on ArtSound FM as well as features on Don McChesney’s “Fleurieu Folk” program on 5EFM Victor Harbour, Jan Nary’s Acoustic Harvest show on BAY FM, Jenny Flux’s Grassroots on 2AIR, John Weeks’ Spectrum FM & Raymond Phillips’ Country Harvest.

Listen out for Jim Low on community radio nationwide especially ArtSound FM, 5EFM, Radio Eastern 98.1, Country Harvest, Spectrum FM, BAY FM, 5EBI, 2YOU, 2SNR, 2MAX, KIX FM, 2NUR, Sweet FM, Country Roads, 2UUU, 3CR, Radio Adelaide, Edge Radio 99.3FM, 5GTR & on ABC Saturday Night Country, ABC Wide Bay plus Radio 1629am Newcastle. You can also listen to a selection of songs from the album on Soundcloud.

The Further I Travel (RRR56) is out now on Rouseabout Records digitally through iTunes and on CD directly from Undercover Music via ‘Mail Order’ or commercially through MGM Distribution.

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Gary Shearston

Gary Shearston

The word “legend” is used freely in the music world, but few could be more entitled to its use than Gary Shearston.

“Renegade” is living proof you can reach your seventies, spend your entire adult life in music, and still have a voice, something to say, and the determination to say (or rather, sing) it! Get your hands on this album and find out for yourself! (Ian Dearden, Trad & Now, May 2012)

One of Australia’s most eulogized & influential singer songwriters Gary Shearston continues to be prolific in his musical output with the finishing touches being put on his latest studio masterpiece The Great Australian Groove. Recorded and mixed by Restless Music’s evergreen Roger Ilott, The Great Australian Groove will be Gary’s 14th full length album (excluding a couple of best of collections) and his fourth released on Rouseabout Records. The album has a more upbeat feel than its recent predecessors Best of All Trades (2009)& Renegade (2011) but Shearston’s inimitable songwriting remains as poignant as ever at the fore.

In the meantime we have included songs from Gary’s Here & There, Now & Then (RRR41) anthology & Best of All Trades (RRR46) album on this month’s edition of Undercover Radio which were recently play listed on ABC Radio’s “Australia All Over”, Oak FM, 3WAY & 2HRN respectively.

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Kym Pitman

Kym Pitman

Congratulations to Kym Pitman for her third placing in the juried voting of the EcoArts Awards for her song ‘Hold You In A Circle’ which is taken from her Million Star Hotel album.

More Information:  Artist Page  |  Artist Website  | MySpace

The Lovetones

To celebrate their tenth anniversary, Australia’s finest & longest standing purveyors of Psychedelic pop The Lovetones release Provenance – Collected Works (YEP014) is out on Yep! Records next month.

The album features all their classic pop masterpieces including ‘Mantra’, ‘Wintertime In Hollywood’, ‘City Meets the Stars’, ‘Love and Redemption’, ‘(I Gotta) Feel’, ‘Give It All I Can’, the single version of ‘Be What You Want’ (featured on this month’s Undercover Radio) & loads more including a bonus DVD filmed by Moshcam at the Metro in Sydney.

The Lovetones have been confirmed for “Dig it Up! The Hoodoo Gurus Invitational” which sees the legendary Australian rockers invite some of their favourite acts and key influences for a one-of-a-kind tour that celebrates 30 years of recording history. Invitees also include the legendary garage-rock pioneers The Sonics, brothers-in-spirit, Redd Kross, The Fleshtones, Died Pretty, Japanese all-girl legends The's plus a hand-picked selection of local celebrities: Royal Headache, The Lovetones and Hard-Ons among them.

The Lovetones will also tour nationally to support the release in June.

Finally The Lovetones’ cover version of Talk Talk’s classic ‘The Party’s Over’ will be released as part of the Spirit of Talk Talk tribute album on UK label Fierce Panda on May 28. The album also includes Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry, Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew, Weezer's Patrick Wilson, Depeche Mode’s Alan Wilder as well as covers by Jason Lytle, White Lies, Joan As Police Woman, S. Carey, Lia Ices and more.

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Projekt Inertia               

A deluxe edition of Projekt Inertia’s We Believe In Now is released internationally by UK based Stripped Recordings on July 5.

The 22 track deluxe edition includes the original eleven track album, bouns tracks and additional remixes from Ian O’Donovan, Silinder, Summer (Brendon Collins), Hernan Cerbello & Outsider and features stunning cover art by German photographer Timor Kodal.

The Perth indie dance quartet have been championed by the likes of superstar deejays Laurent Garnier, Dave Clarke, John Digweed, Nick Muir, Nick Warren, & Dopamine and the Stripped Recordings release introduces them to an even wider international audience.

Check out this month’s Undercover Radio for Hernan Cerbello’s remix of ‘Lemonade’.

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The Lovetones

  1. Friday 22nd June, Annandale Hotel, Sydney (NSW)
  2. Saturday 23rd June, Workers Club, Melbourne (VIC)

Jim Low

  1. Thursday 12th July, Sutherland Acoustic, Tradies Trade Union Club, Gymea, NSW w. Pat Drummond
  2. Wednesday 3rd October, Concert Presentation, Emu Plains, NSW
  3. Saturday 20th October, The Carrington, Katoomba, NSW
  4. Sunday 21st October, House Concert @ Sutherland, NSW

Eric Bogle

  1. Friday 27th July, Kilmore Celtic Festival, VIC
  2. Saturday 28th July, Kilmore Celtic Festival, VIC
  3. Sunday 29th July, Kilmore Celtic Festival, VIC