October News

Welcome to this month's Latest News and Gig Guide.


This month's edition of UCM Radio features songs from The Lovetones' new album 'Lost', Kym Pitman, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Mic Conway's National Junk Band, Eric Bogle, Gary Shearston, another bawdy gem from The Celebrated Knackers & Knockers Band and their mates, Projekt Inertia, sounditout and Southend.

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Kym Pitman

Kym Pitman's 'Million Star Hotel' featured on the September 2010 edition of NfS Country Singles for Radio has been greeted with much enthusiasm from radio presenters and is receiving airplay nationally.

'Million Star Hotel' is the title track from the album which is being serviced to media this month.

Kym writes lyrics and music that dance with the spirit of the land and sings them with rare grace & beauty. She is currently on a whirlwind tour of the United Kingdom before returning home for media commitments and the Summer Festival circuit.

Listen to songs from the album on this month's edition of UCM Radio to hear why we're thrilled to have her on our roster.

Gary Shearston

Gary Shearston gave a special performance at renowned Aussie photographer Jon Lewis’s exhibition at the South Hill Gallery in Goulburn on the October long weekend which typically went down very well.

He was then invited to do a late afternoon set at Goulburn’s annual Lilac Festival where he performed songs from his forthcoming album Renegade.

Renegade features Lee Williams on bass (& guitars) and making his recording debut Luke Shearston on drums, with able contributions also from Roger Ilott, Penny Davies & Jordan Davies-Ilott. The album was mixed by Jorden Brebach (The Church, You Am I, Grinspoon, Dappled Cities, gB3) and mastered by William Bowden.

Shearston will launch Renegade in his home town of Tenterfield at the School of Arts in November.

The father of Australian folk is far from finished yet!

More Information:  Artist Page

Eric Bogle

Rouseabout Records is pleased to announce the forthcoming digital release of A Few Old Songs For Very New Times which will feature 32 songs from Bogle’s back catalogue not contained on Singing The Spirit Home (also available on Rouseabout Records through iTunes hand picked by Eric himself.

Bogle & partner in crime John Munro head to the land of the long white cloud this month after celebrating their September birthday’s with a sold-out performance at the Folk Centre of South Australia.

Eric has also been confirmed in the first round of announcements as a headliner at the 45th National Folk Festival being held during the Easter long weekend in April 2011. For more details, check out

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Mic Conway’s National Junk Band

What a night for Sydneysiders at the Vanguard last month as Mic Conway’s National Junk Band took to the stage as part of the inaugural Sydney Fringe Festival along with The Birdmann.

Mic also played a duo show with Robbie Long in Glebe on the October long weekend, and in his various incarnations, has a number of shows coming up this month in VICTORIA and WA.

Check out his recently overhauled website There are links to Captain Matchbox clips as well as a look at Mic's kids stuff and upcoming Junk Band shows.

Tour Dates: See the Gig Guide for dates and venues (top right).

More Information:  Artist Page

Creedence Clearwater Revisited Touring in October

Having toured North America, South America, New Zealand, Europe and Asia, knocking out audiences with astounding concerts jam packed with songs that are still a staple of radio and movie soundtracks such as ‘Proud Mary’, ‘I Heard it Through the Grapevine’, ‘Born on the Bayou’, ‘Suzie Q’ and ‘Bad Moon Rising’, ONE OF THE GREATEST AMERICAN BANDS OF ALL TIME Creedence Clearwater Revisited powered by Creedence Clearwater Revival rhythm section and founding members Stu Cook (bass and vocal) and Doug 'Cosmo' Clifford (drums) are touring Australia this month.

PERFORMING ALL THE HITS LIVE, check out for all the details.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited’s specially priced double live album 'Recollection' (RRR36) billed as 'the ultimate party song collection' is available on Rouseabout Records.

Tour Dates: See the Gig Guide for dates and venues (top right).

More Information:  Artist Page


‘Take Me Up Remixed’ featuring remixes of Southend’s rave anthem by Binary Finary, Projekt Inertia & BeXta is out now on iTunes and the likes of Beatport, Trackitdown & Juno through Xelon Entertainment.

Look and listen out for Southend in/on Satellite Music Australia, Mix Mag, Last FM, FBi Radio, BAM Radio, Beats Media, Soul of Sydney, PBS FM,,,,,,, and this month’s edition of UCM Radio.

More Information:  Artist Page  |  MySpace

The Lovetones

“Matthew Tow might have titled the fifth album from his band The Lovetones, Lost, but there’s no mistaking what you get – another dizzying dose of glorious psychedelically-charged pop.”
(Michael Smith, The Drum Media NSW)

Another powerful outing for the Lovetones - an album that is both lyrically engaging and musically healing.

The Lovetones head to the USA this month to launch the American release of Lost through Planting Seeds after two stellar shows in Melbourne & Sydney. “From the first song it was clear what immense talent front man Matthew Tow possesses. With his 12-string electric and strong, controlled voice he seemed supremely confident on stage – something that only works when you have the songs to back it up. The Lovetones do and showed tonight that they are a sonic and songwriting match for scene figureheads like Brian Jonestown Massacre and as such deserve plaudits for their progressively refined songs.”
(Chris Familton, The Drum Media (NSW), Sept, 2010)

Lost recently scored Brag’s Indie Album of the Week and was also an Amrap Top 3 Pick in The Music Network.

Look and listen out for The Lovetones in/on ABC Radio, FBI, 2SER, PBS FM, Triple R, Triple J, Drum Media (NSW), The Brag, Beat, Inpress, The Music Network,, Crema Magazine, Time Out, Right Angle Studio, Billboard, Side Street Sydney, iTunes Australia, Australian Financial Review, Herald Sun, Mess + Noise, 2RRR,, Amrap AirIt and community radio nationwide including 1VFM, 2 Double X, 93.7 Edge FM, 2BAY, 2BBB, 2BLU, 2BOB, 2MCE, 2NIM, 2RDJ, TUNE! FM, 2VOX, 4BSR, 4NSA, 4ZzZ, 5DDD, 5GTR, 5GS, Radio Adelaide, 7EDG, 3CH, 3INR, 3SYN, 3WAY, 3BBB, 3BBR, 6KCR & 6RTR.

The Lovetones four previous studio albums Axiom (YEP009), Dimensions (YEP010), Meditations (YEP008) and Be What You Want (YEP006) are available at retail through MGM Distribution and directly from Undercover Music via mail order.

More Information:  Artist Page


Dynamic duo sounditout took some time out of the studio to headline Fake at Tank Nightclub on Saturday October 9th.

The boys are currently working on the follow up to their self-titled debut EP and it promises to be another monster release

More Information:  Artist Page  |  Artist MySpace

Projekt Inertia               

AntiPod signing Projekt Inertia continue to take the electronic music world by storm with a string of international releases through Low Pressings, Zero Digital, Transcom and their latest ‘Floating’, a collaboration with Ilya Hype out this month on Celestial Recordings.

Projekt Inertia mixes a tech / progressive house basis with indie inspired melodies to create a unique sound – which they dub Indietronica. The band moves effortlessly between melodic and driving soundscapes, taking the listener on a challenging journey which is completed with quality remixes delivered by the likes of Outsider (aka Dylan Rhymes), Ian O'Donovan, Ingo Vogelmann, Deep Space Orchestra, Fromage Disco, Ana, Resoluto, Luis Pitti & Carlos Kinn, Ego Valente, Ilya Hype, James Kinninmonth and many others....

Their album We Believe in Now is due for worldwide release in December with the next single & video ‘Fall Away like Rain’ dropping in November.

Supported by the likes of  Laurent Garnier, Dave Clarke (Whitenoise), John Digweed (Transitions), Nick Muir, Nick Warren, Dopamine, Steve Kelley, Hernan Cerbello, Jim Shaft Ryan, Ben Santiago, Richie Hartness (Untitled Music / Deep House), Sasha Le Monnier, Nikki Flame, Nuno Dos Santos, Darko Esser, Alex Roque, Luis Pitti, Carlos Kinn, Ingo Vogelmann (Frisky Radio), Darin Epsilon, D-Phrag and more, you are bound to hear their tunes on dancefloors and radio around the globe.

Check out their soundcloud to hear why we are so excited about these lads.

Big Pond Music

Undercover Music releases are also available online through BigPond Music


The Lovetones

  1. Thursday 14th October, “Band in Boston” Flophouse Session, Boston, MA, USA
  2. Thursday 14th October, T.T. the Bear’s, Boston, MA, USA
  3. Saturday 16th October, Kung Fu Neck Tie, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  4. Sunday 17th October, The Black Cat, Washington DC, USA
  5. Monday 18th October, The Sidebar, Baltimore, MD, USA
  6. Tuesday 19th October, The Nightlight, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
  7. Thursday 21st October, East Village Radio In Studio interview w/Mike Newman of Beyond Beyond is Beyond, New York, NY, USA
  8. Thursday 21st October, East Village Radio In Studio interview with Mike Newman of Beyond Beyond is Beyond, New York, NY, USA
  9. Saturday 23rd October, 8 Mile Creek, Lower East Side, New York, NY, USA (The Lovetones Record Release Party - DJ Set and acoustic show)
  10. Sunday 24th October, Cameos Showcase, Brooklyn, NY, USA
  11. Wednesday 27th October, Bar Pink, San Diego, CA, USA
  12. Thursday 28th October, The Prospector, Long Beach, CA, USA
  13. Friday 29th October, Thrashpretty Vintage, Laguna Beach, CA, USA
  14. Saturday 30th October, Spaceland, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  15. Sunday 31st October, Ghost Town Gallery, Oakland, CA, USA
  16. Thursday 4th November, Dante’s, Portland, OR, USA
  17. Friday 5th November, Lasalle's, Chico, CA, USA
  18. Saturday 6th November, Carbone's, Monterey, CA, USA
  19. Thursday 30th December, Peats Ridge Festival, NSW

Gary Shearston

  1. Saturday 20th November, School of Arts, Tenterfield, NSW

Mic Conway's National Junk Band

  1. Thursday October 14, KULCHA, Fremantle, WA with Clarke's Gray Vest.
  2. Saturday October 16, Cullen Wines, Margaret River, WA with Clarke's Gray Vest for the "Great International Chardonnay Tasting"

Eric Bogle

  1. Tuesday 19th October, Harbour Light, Lyttleton, NZ
  2. Wednesday 20th October, Glenroy Auditorium (Town Hall), Dunedin, NZ
  3. Thursday 21st – Monday 25th October, Cardrona Festival, Cardrona, NZ
  4. Wednesday 27th October, Geraldine Cinema, Geraldine, NZ
  5. Friday 29th October, Roger Lusby's Venue, Nelson, NZ
  6. Saturday 30th October, Mussell Inn, Takaka, NZ
  7. Sunday 31st October, Ruby Lounge, Wellington, NZ
  8. Monday 1st November, Palmerston North Folk Club, NZ
  9. Tuesday 2nd November, TBA, Hamilton, NZ
  10. Wednesday 3rd November, Katikati Folk Club, Katikati, NZ
  11. Thursday 4th November, Kerikeri Folk Club, Bishops Wood Estate, Kerikeri, NZ
  12. Friday 5th November, Whangarei Folk Club, NZ
  13. Sunday 7th November, The Bunker, Devonport, NZ
  14. Saturday 4th December, Celtica '10, Port Adelaide, SA
  15. Sunday 5th December, Celtica '10, Port Adelaide, SA

Creedence Clearwater Revisted

  1. Wednesday October 13, Challenge Stadium, Perth, WA (SOLD OUT)
  2. Thursday October 14, Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA
  3. Friday October 15, Hisense Arena, Melbourne, VIC
  4. Sunday October 17, Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, NSW
  5. Monday October 18, Newcastle Entertainment Centre, NSW