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Welcome to Undercover Music News for November 2008.

This Month...

+  The LovetonesEnter their fourth Dimension with new album and tour
+  Mic Conway's National Junk BankLaunch National Recycling Week
+  Fiddlers FeastLatest Tour Dates
+ The Presets

This month’s edition of UCM Radio features tracks from The Lovetones new album ‘Dimensions’, the new single from Mic Conway’s National Junk Band plus Fiddlers Feast, Prop, CODA and The Wheeze & Suck Band.

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Yep! Records

The Lovetones

Set for a November 2008 release, 'Dimensions' is The Lovetones fourth studio album and the latest chapter in the indie psychadelic pop legacy of frontman Matthew Tow, who remains one of the country's most underrated songwriters.

Beautiful jangling guitars in wide stereo mixed with honest heartfelt lyrics, Tow's songs have an enduring timelessness about them, remaining catchy without ever being contrived. The album was mixed in the USA by BJM's Rob Campanella and mastered by William Bowden (one of this country's finest mastering engineers). The Lovetones will be touring nationally in November before heading back to the USA to support the album's North American release.

Look and listen out for The Lovetones in Drum Media, Beat Magazine,, and on Triple J, ABC Sydney, FBI, 2SER, 2UUU, Highlands FM, 4ZZZ, TUNE! FM and community radio nationwide. ‘Dimensions’ will also be a feature album very soon on

Launch Dates

SAT 15 NOV - Annandale Hotel (Sydney)
FRI 5 DEC - Birmingham Hotel (Melbourne)
SAT 6 DEC - Revolver (Melbourne)

“Matt Tow lead his band through an inspired entree of psychedelic rock, with a sweet and spicy pop edge. Mantra, I Gotta Feel, Wintertime in Hollywood, Stars, Pictures and a tantilising introduction to the next Lovetones album. The set closer, Navigator, bent, stretched and wandered round corners, just like a good psychedelic track should.” (Live Review, Beat Magazine October 2008)

'Dimensions' (YEP010) is out November 2008 on Yep! Records via MGM Distribution.

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Axiom (YEP009), Meditations (YEP008) & Be What You Want (YEP006) are out on Yep! Records through MGM Distribution.

Check out the The Lovetones Live

Rouseabout Records

Mic Conway's National Junk Band

“If you like witty lyrics, social satire, ukes, sousaphones, mkazoos, nose flutes, National and lap slide guitars, musical saws, mandolins, silly noises and great vocal harmony, you will love the latest offering from Mic Conway's National Junk Band, I know I do.”
(Barbara Wogan-Provo, InFolkus)

“These guys are a lot of fun, singing about the most unlikely subjects and making fun of popular culture as they go. 'Rubbish Wrap' is a standout, satirically making fun of chain wearing, hardcore rap artists. For their first album in quite a few years, it's good to see these guys can still crowd please with a Kazoo or two.”
(Tsunami Magazine)

‘Rubbish Wrap’ the next single from Corporate Chook will be released to radio later this month.

Conway and co will be performing live on Channel 7’s Sunrise to help launch National Recycling Week on Monday 10th November.

Look and listen out for ‘Corporate Chook’ on/in ABC Local Radio, ABC Radio National, 3RRR, 3PBS, SMH, Rave Magazine, InFolkus, Tsunami Magazine, 3MDR, Simply Australia, Trad & Now.

Corporate Chook (RRR45) is available now on Rouseabout Records through MGM Distribution.

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Fiddlers Feast

Check out our list of tour dates! (see right >>)

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Forte (RRR44) is out now on Rouseabout Records through MGM Distribution.

Silent Recordings


Massive props to The Presets, put simply the best band of their type this country has ever produced.

After cleaning up at this year’s ARIA’s world domination awaits. Check out where it all began for Julian and Kim here.

Listen to The Presets first ever CD release in this month’s edition of Undercover Radio

For more information: Artist Page

Big Pond Music

Undercover Music releases are also available online through BigPond Music


The Lovetones

  1. Sat 15th November, Annandale Hotel, Sydney, NSW
  2. Fri 5th December, Birmingham Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
  3. Sat 6th December, Revolver, Melbourne, VIC

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Mic Conway's National Junk Band

  1. Sun 9th November (12pm), Newtown Festival, NSW
  2. Sun 9th November (2pm), Art Gallery of NSW (2pm – Magic Mic’s Children’s Show)
  3. Mon 10th November, Sunrise (Channel 7 TV), Martin Place, Sydney, NSW
  4. Sun 30th November, Kulcha Festival, WA
  5. 27th December – 1st January ’09, Woodford Folk Festival, QLD
  6. 9th – 11th January, Cygnet Folk Festival, TAS
  7. 15th – 18th January, Illawarra Folk Festival, NSW

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Fiddlers Feast

  1. Sat 8th November, St. Arnaud’s Festival, VIC
  2. 27th Dec – 1st January ’09, Woodford Folk Festival, QLD
  3. Sat December 27th (11.30pm), Bazaar
  4. Sun December 28th (10.40am), The Grande
  5. Tue December 30th (11.20pm), Concert Stage
  6. Wed December 31st (8.40pm), Concert Stage
  7. Thurs January 1st (1.30pm), Bazaar
  8. 21st -25th January, Tamworth Country Music Festival, NSW
  9. Thur January 22nd (11am), Capitol Theatre, NSW
  10. Fri January 23rd (8pm), Goonoo Goonoo Room Longyard Hotel, NSW
  11. Sat January 24th (2pm), Regent Theare, NSW
  12. Sun January 25th (1pm), Regent Theare, NSW
  13. Sat 14th February, 2009, Fairlight Folk, NSW

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