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Latest News April 2013

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This month’s edition of Undercover Radio has a distinctly Rouseabout Records flavour showcasing songs from forthcoming albums by Jim Low and Eric Bogle with John Munro as well as the latest offerings from Fiddlers Feast and Gary Shearston. There are also songs from Mic Conway’s National Junk Band plus The Celebrated Knackers & Knockers Band. Finally we have also thrown a track from CODA to remind you of their magic.

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Fiddlers Feast

The new video for ‘The Devil Went Down To Tamworth’ from Fiddlers Feast’s album ‘Caravan’ (which Australian Country’s John Nutting describes as a ‘fine piece of work’) is now streaming on Undercover Music’s YouTube Channel. In keeping with the madcap single which continues to be supported at radio across the country, the video clip is suitably tongue-in-cheek.

ABC Darwin’s Richard Margetson who recently interviewed Marcus Holden on his popular daily SPOTLIGHT on OZ Music suggests ‘The Devil Went Down To Tamworth’ is GOLD!

Look and listen out for Fiddlers Feast on the ABC Local Radio, ABC Radio National, Radio Eastern 98.1, Original Country Radio, 5GTR FM 100.1, 2NUR, Hobart FM, Australian Country with John Nutting, ZFM and the Power Country Network, Radio Adelaide, 2SNR, Voice FM 99.9, Bay FM, 5EBI and in Northern Daily Leader, Trad & Now

Super Radio Network, ZFM and the Power Country Network, 90.1 Happy FM, 2Bobradio 104.7FM, 2MAX, Hobart FM 96.1 / 92.1, Radio Adelaide, Original Country Radio, Country Roads One FM Shepparton, 1629am Newcastle, 2NUR, Australian Country, Bay FM 100.3, 98.9 North West FM, 2SNR, 99.9 Voice FM & in Capital News, Country Update Magazine & Trad & Now.

Caravan (RRR58) is OUT NOW through MGM Distribution and also directly from Undercover Music via ‘Mail Order’.

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Eric Bogle

Eric Bogle

There’s not much that hasn’t already been written and said about Eric Bogle. His new album A Toss Of The Coin testifies that whilst Eric now confines his touring to Australia and New Zealand, he has not given up song-writing and recording. This album again confirms that he is one of the best and most prolific songwriters of the last several decades.

This album takes a slightly different direction to Eric's most recent recordings in that Eric sings ten of the songs, while John Munro not only contributes two new songs but sings them as well. Of Eric's songs, seven are entirely works by him, one other is a poem to which Eric has written the music, and the remaining two are songwriting contributions by friends. As usual, Eric's songs reflect the times we live in and recent world events.

A Toss Of The Coin (RRR61) will be available from May 3rd digitally through iTunes and on CD through MGM Distribution or directly from Undercover Music via mail order and is sure to satisfy Bogle’s legion of fans both far & wide.

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Jim Low

Jim Low

Across the Blue Mountains out later this month is 2013 Australian Bush Laureate Awards finalistJim Low’s second album to be released on Undercover Music’s Rouseabout Records label. The CD contains 18 songs about the Blue Mountains and is being released to help commemorate the region’s Bicentennial, celebrations of which are planned continually for the next 3 years (2013-15) taking in the explorers' crossing, the road building and Macquarie's first use of the road.

The Blue Mountains of New South Wales have been an inspiration for many of Jim’s songs. He has lived there for almost two thirds of his life. Some of these songs are direct responses to the unique beauty and grandeur of the Mountains.

Jim's songs deserve to be heard. They are genuine story songs that have a direct link to this land and this precious culture of ours. - Warren Fahey OAM folklorist, performer, publisher

Jim travels gently, digs out rich nuggets of Australiana, observes them acutely and with compassion, and then puts his historical vignettes to melodies that pass 'the old grey whistle test' with distinction. - Gary Shearston

If you ever see Jim Low’s name on the bill, grab a front row seat and sit down and take a trip back in time with this wonderful journeyman who’s keeping our history alive for future generations... Jim Low could well be one of Australia's greatest unsung musical historians." - Anna Rose, Capital News

You can do exactly that at one of Jim’s upcoming shows.

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Warren Fahey

Russell Morris

Congratulations from everyone at Rouseabout Records go to legendary Australian rocker Russell Morris on the success of his new album Sharkmouth which has landed Russell his first ever ARIA top ten LP.

Russell Morris famous for hits such as ‘The Real Thing’, ‘Wings Of An Eagle’ and ‘Sweet, Sweet Love’ is one of Australia’s most enduring singers. A major pop star in the late sixties, he went on to become one of the country’s top singer/ songwriters.

Russell has been touring of late recently performing at the Port Fairy Folk Music Festival, CMC Rock the Hunter, West Coast Blues ‘n’ Roots, Byron Bay Bluesfest, Blues on Broadbeach and more. (Source: Fanfare Records)

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Gary Shearston

Gary Shearston

Gary Shearston’s The Great Australian Groove is a hit at radio across the country with a vast selection of tracks from the album currently gracing the airwaves.

Look & Listen out for Gary Shearston on ABC Local Radio & Radio National, Hobart FM, ZFM and the Power Country Network, 5GTR, 3WBC 94.1FM, 2NUR, 104.9 Sunshine Country, 3RPC, Triple U FM, Radio Eastern 98.1, Country Harvest, RCF-Haute Normandie Radio (France), COW FM Casino

The Great Australian Groove (RRR57) is OUT NOW through MGM Distribution and also directly from Undercover Music via ‘Mail Order’.

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Gary Shearston


Previously unreleased remixes of ‘All Rise’ from Antenna’s Installation album are now available digitally through iTunes with promo copies serviced to radio last month.

The song features The Mavis’s front man Matt Thomas who performed the original version of ‘All Rise’ with Antenna at Melbourne Big Day Out 1999.

If you haven’t already done so, check out Undercover Music’s YouTube channel to watch Antenna performing live at Big Day Out at Sydney in 1999 plus their live performance of ‘Come On Spring’ on ABC TV’s Recovery as well as the new mash up video for ‘10-4’ conceived and edited by Gary Hillberg.

Antenna’s Dave Faulkner (Hoodoo Gurus), Stu McCarthy & Justin Frew are currently in the studio writing material for a new project that will see the light of day in the second half of 2013.

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Whilst CODA’s hiatus unfortunately continues (although we are hearing whispers of an album later this year) band members Jared Underwood and Nick Wales have been keeping themselves very busy of late.

Having graduated from AFTRS in 2012 with a grad cert in Screen Music, Jared was recently voted the Winner of TropScore 2013, a competition run by TropFest and APRA, where entrants compose music to a 5min film commissioned for the competition. This year more than 600 composers and musicians entered the competition. Jared performed his winning score live-to-picture on a vibraphone and toy piano at TropFest to an audience of 80,000 people. He also composed the score for the TropFest finalist film TASER, directed by Matt Bird as well as cues for TV reality shows ‘I Will Survive’ and ‘The Farmer Wants A Wife’. Jared is also working on new music, and preparing for more live shows in 2013 for his electronic solo project BATTERIE which released it’s debut single ‘Spring Step’ in 2012.

Nick Wales recently composed the music along with good friend Sarah Blasko to ‘Emergence’ choreographed by Rafael Bonachela which premiered as part of Sydney Dance Company's De Novo to rave reviews last month. Wales also performed the role of Music Director for the film ‘Around The Block’ - a contemporary story of love, revenge, and triumph set in and around Redfern and starring Christina Ricci, Jack Thompson, Daniel Henshall and introducing Hunter Page. The film includes music by Matt & Kim, TUKA, Spit Syndicate, CODA, Nick Wales himself and much more.

In the meantime we have included CODA’s ‘Rocking Horse’ in this month’s edition of Undercover Radio as a reminder of their musical genius!

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  1. Saturday 25th May, Loaded Dog Folk Club Annandale Sydney (NSW)
  2. Saturday 15th June, Oberon Community Hall (NSW)