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April News 2012

Welcome to Undercover Music News for April 2012!

This month’s edition of Undercover Radio features songs from the new Jim Low album ‘The Further I Travel’, The Lovetones, Koori Classic’s Roger Knox, Mac Silva & Sharon Mann, Kym Pitman & Bondi Cigars.

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Koori Classic

There is fantastic coverage of Koori Classic in this month’s issue of Country Music Capital News including a full page album feature by Lorraine Pfitzner as well as articles on Roger & Buddy Knox.

As Lorraine concludesKoori Classic is the series that launched Australia’s great Aboriginal music. This reissue has a wealth of our indigenous talent and I am thrilled to see it being made available again thanks to Rouseabout Records.”

The compilation includes Buddy Knox and his father Roger Knox whom Anna Rose suggests “is widely regarded as “the Black Elvis” or the Koori King of Country” alongside Vic Simms, Mac Silva, Mop and the Dropouts, Johnny Huckle, Tracy Lee Gray plus heaps more. 

Due to popular demand a 2CD-R set is also available for a strictly limited time directly from Undercover Music via Mail Order. Click on the ‘BUY’ link at for more details.

Koori Classics continues to receive loads of airplay with special kudos going to Brian Amos from Radio eastern 98.1 & Ian Crombie from HRN Radio 1629AM Newcastle. Listen for Koori Classics this month on community radio nationwide including 98.1FM Brisbane, 98.9 North West FM & 2COW107.9FM and look out for upcoming features in Trad & Now & Capital News.

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Jim Low

Jim Low

The Further I Travel, the new album from Blue Mountains based singer/songwriter Jim Low is being well received by folk and country radio across Australia.

Why? Well as Bay FM’s Jan Nary suggests “Jim’s always really solid quality. I am happy to include the new album in my playlists.”

Listen out for Jim Low on community radio nationwide especially Spectrum FM, Lake Haven FM, Radio 1629am Newcastle, Bay FM, WYN FM 88.9, 2NUR, Radio Adelaide, ONE FM Shepparton,, 99.9 Voice FM, KIX FM, 5EBI, 2YOU & Monaro FM.

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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Frank Coughlan

Frank Coughlan is Australia’s best known jazz bandleader from the 1930s & 1940s. His rendition of ‘I’m Sailing On A Sunbeam’ performed by Des Tooley and taken from King of the Trocadero (RRH4) has been licensed for the final episode of ABC TV’s extremely popular series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and will also appear on the forthcoming Soundtrack.

The soundtrack was mastered by the renowned William Bowden (Gotye, Hard-Ons, Split Enz, The Living End) who had the interesting task of trying to make some modern day recordings sound like they were lifted from a bygone era when Coughlan and his orchestras reigned supreme.

King of the Trocadero is another fantastic title in Rouseabout Records’ Yesterday’s Australia series and is available through MGM Distribution or directly from Undercover Music via ‘Mail Order’. You can listen to ‘I’m sailing On A Sunbeam’ in this month’s edition of Undercover Radio.

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Bondi Cigars

Bondi Cigars

Bondi Cigars’ ever popular ARIA nominated double live album Down in the Valley (RRR2) is now available digitally for the first time through iTunes.

Down in the Valley finally saw the Cigars 'captured live' in front of an audience. There is little doubt that R&B sounds better when the audience is right up there with the band. James Nunn did a great job recording the songs over two steaming nights at Brisbane's 'The Healer' in Fortitude Valley (hence the title of the album).

Check out this month’s edition of Undercover Radio to hear ‘Ain’t No Big Deal On You’.

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Mic Conway’s National Junk Band

Whilst Mic Conway is currently busy promoting his latest album Street of Dreams recorded with Robbie Long, the National Junk Band can still find the time to play some lovely gigs.

Check our gig guide for details and listen to this month’s Undercover Radio to hear ‘Just Like That’ from their last album Corporate Chook (RRR45)

Check out Tour Dates in the Gig Guide (top right of this page)

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Warren Fahey

Warren Fahey's Diggers

Down through the years the Australian soldier became respected as a reliable fighter, a mate when a mate was the difference between life and death and, above all, the Australian soldier was considered to be a ‘larrikin’ who saluted but would not doff his hat to no man. He was an Aussie, he was Cobber, he was Pongo, he was Curley and Bluey and he was Digger.

Warren Fahey’s Diggers (RRH42) is a unique oral history of the songs that the Australian soldiers sang. With ANZAC Day upon us at the end of the month songs from Diggers are featured in this month’s edition of Undercover Radio.

Lest we forget...

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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               

Projekt Inertia’s incredible album We Believe In Now is set for an international release on UK based Stripped Recordings whose roster of artists includes Ian O’Donovan, Norman H, Deepfunk, Sun H & Nomad in the Dark.

Projekt Inertia’s unique take on indietronica has seen them earn the plaudits and support of heavy hitting international deejays such as Laurent Garnier, Dave Clarke, John Digweed, Nick Muir, Nick Warren, Dopamine, Steve Kelley, Hernan Cerbello, Richie Hartness, Luis Pitti, Ingo Vogelmann and more not to mention seen a string of international releases on Low Pressings, Zero Digital, Celestial Recordings and locally through Transcom.

AntiPod Music were chuffed to pick up Projekt Inertia’s publishing for the world and have a plethora of their tech house rhythms and indie inspired melodies available for licensing.

Check out this month’s Undercover Radio for Ian O’Donovan’s slamming mix of ‘Bangkok’ the original version of which appears on We Believe In Now.

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Jim Low

  1. Saturday 21st April, Illawarra Folk, City Diggers, Wollongong, NSW
  2. Saturday 26th May, Granville Historical Society, NSW
  3. Thursday 12th July, Sutherland Acoustic, Tradies Trade Union Club, Gymea, NSW w. Pat Drummond
  4. Saturday 20th October, The Carrington, Katoomba, NSW
  5. Sunday 21st October, House Concert @ Sutherland, NSW

Eric Bogle

  1. Wednesday 25th April, Trinity Sessions Anzac Day Concert with Graeme Connors, Goodwood, SA
  2. Saturday 28th April, Acoustic Peacock with Graeme Connors, Willunga, SA
  3. Wednesday 30th May, The Port Theatre, Albany, WA
  4. Thursday 31st May, New Lyric Theatre, Bunbury, WA
  5. Friday 1st June, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, WA
  6. Saturday 2nd June, The Fly by Night Musicians Club, Fremantle, WA
  7. Friday 27th July, Kilmore Celtic Festival, VIC
  8. Saturday 28th July, Kilmore Celtic Festival, VIC
  9. Sunday 29th July, Kilmore Celtic Festival, VIC

Mic Conway's National Junk Band

  1. Friday 27th April, Camelot, Marrickville, Sydney, NSW
  2. Saturday 28th April, Katoomba RSL, NSW

The Lovetones

  1. Sunday 22nd April, “Dig It Up! The Hoodoo Gurus Invitational”, Enmore Theatre, Notes, The Green Room, Enmore (NSW)
  2. Wednesday 25th April, “Dig It Up! The Hoodoo Gurus Invitational”, The Palace, Melbourne (VIC)