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This Month ...

This month ...
* Shaun Parker THIS SHOW IS ABOUT PEOPLE soundtrack released on Silent Recordings
* FORTE - An album of Golden Fiddlers on Rouseabout Records
* New The Lovetones single and tour dates
* CODA Tour Dates
* Eric Bogle to play the Harp Hotel in January
* Telemetry Orchestra's Steve Scott helps Led Zepplin rock
* CODA and T.O get nominated for Triple J's Hottest 100
* Gary Shearston plays the Australia Day Concert at the Tamworth Music Festival

All artists in this month's News are featured on UNDERCOVER RADIO, now playing here!

Yep! Records

The Lovetones

Whilst it's Wintertime in Hollywood, The Lovetones release another piece of psychadelic pop brilliance for the Australian summer. Everybody Hides Away is the third single from AXIOM, you can listen to it here.
Catch The Lovetones alongside Gaslight Radio and Belles Will Ring at WAS I THERE IN YOUR FUTURE? (A Mind expanding music and arts festival).

Tour dates above.

AXIOM (YEP009), Album of the week FBi, 2SER, Brag, 2UUU, Highlands FM is available through MGM Distribution.

For all the latest The Lovetones info go to myspace or You can listen to songs from their latest studio album Axiom here.

New at Big Pond Music

Undercover Music releases are now available online through BigPond Music

Silent Recordings


This Show Is About People is a daring music-theatre-dance collaboration between dancer-choreographer and counter-tenor Shaun Parker and the renowned musicians and vocalists Mara and Llew Kiek. In the theatrical production the audience observes a group of strangers found in a transit lounge who are compelled to question their belief systems and the fundamental aspects of humanity. Robust, high-impact dance is layered with intricate gesture and fused with a sensitive array of live music. Drawing surprising connections between experiences both intense and peaceful, vigorous and gentle, This Show Is About People shows us how our sense of fun and capacity for joy depends as much on other people as on ourselves. This Show Is About People is music, dance and theatre at it's most arresting and world premiered at the Melbourne International Festival 2007 and the Sydney Festival 2008.
The other worldly soundtrack produced by CODA's Nick Wales and Mara & Llew Kiek features Bulgarian and medieval music and shepherds them into a chillingly contemporary setting to express the depth and complexity of emotional and spiritual ideas broached in This Show Is About People.
"An intricate and expressive work manipulated by music and machinery... sensuous and hard-edged... dangerous and daring" (Sydney Morning Herald), This Show Is About People is on at the Drama Theatre - Sydney Opera House from January 23-26.

Shaun Parker This Show Is About People (SIL016) is out on Silent Recordings through Vitamin. 'Polegnala e Pschenitsa' in this month's edition of Undercover Radio, listen here.

For more information email us.

Telemetry Orchestra

The TO's extremely talented Steve Scott recently did visuals for a Led Zepplin concert in London. Here's what Uncut Mag and NME had to say... 'The brief was simple, if the stage is the altar, create a backdrop that is fitting. Steve Scott set about creating beautiful sets of amazingly intricate designs that grow organically, building throughout the song to crescendo. The designs evoked complex kaleidoscopic stained glass windows forming the semblance of an abstract chimerical cathedral. The monolothic pillars from the Presence Album cover supplied an Oscar Niemeyer like support and with further Art Deco and Islamic influence in the film the psychadelic result was guaranteed.

On first sight of Steve's initial designs the band's response was classic rock n' roll lexicon, "Yeah Man, it's like, the Temple of Rock and we're the High Priests, Love it!" claimed the discerning clientele. And so cut to four weeks later, standing in an audience that contained amongst other luminaries; Paul McCartney, Liam & Noel Gallagher, Kevin Shields, Bobby Gillespie, Kate Moss, Richard Ashcroft, the Arctic Monkeys and Marilyn Manson, Not To Scale's Steve Scott and Producer Gin Godden watched Led Zepplin play Kashmir live in front of one of the world's largets monitor's a 28 x 12 metre giant and 20,000 screaming fans.'

Or as the NME put it... "The four-piece, dressed almost entirely in black except for Page's white shirt, played in front of a massive video screen which featured straight shots of the band at first, but then exploded into psychadelic colours for 'Kashmir', the best received song of the evening."  Nice work, if you can get it!

EMPIRE LP (SIL014) and Children Stay Free (SIL010) are both available on Silent Recordings through Vitamin.
For more information: MySpace or their artists page here.

Triple J's HOTTEST 100!

Congratulations to CODA and Telemetry Orchestra who both have tracks nominated for this years’ Hottest 100. You can vote for CODA’s Miss Bliss and Telemetry Orchestra’s Hazy Elevator here! Voting closes midnight January 20th and all the countdown fun begins on Australia Day.


Rouseabout Records

FORTE - Golden Fiddlers

Forte is an album of strung-out mayhem featuring Four Play, Marcy Taylor, CODA, Fiddlers Feast, Cin Cin, Mykl Lozin, Dirty Lucy and more.

Hey diddle diddle - these folks can sure play the fiddle! Released in conjunction with the Golden Fiddle Awards, the first awards which focus on nurturing, supporting and rewarding the wealth of violin playing, performing and composing talent in Australian and New Zealand, each and every particpant on this unique and entertaining collection belongs to a select group with acknowledged credentials.

There's the new generation fiddling as displayed by Migel MacLean, Peter O'Shea and the 'family' bands of The Bostocks and the Davidson Brothers. Jenny Thomas breathes new life into a fiddle-centric version of 'Waltzing Matilda' and Ian Cooper makes his 'Brazil' really swing. Original compositions are also featured, especially with the music of Sean O'Boyle, Marcela Taylor (nominated for this year's CMAA Golden Guitar Instrumental of the Year) anMykl Lozin. There are some wonderful ensemble tracks too where the fiddle jumps out and dances - Four Play, Cin Cin, CODA, Dirty Lucy and of course, Rouseabout's Fiddlers Feast. Golden Fiddle players all!
FORTE (RRR44) is out on on Rouseabout Records through MGM Distribution in February 2008.

The 2008 Golden Fiddle Awards will be held at the Tamworth Country Music Festival on January 25.

Eric Bogle

Eric Bogle performs an exclusive Sydney show at The Harp Hotel on Thursday 17th January, 2008 from 8PM. We're also hearing rumours of a brand new album on Rouseabout later in 2008 - stay tuned!

 For more information visit:
or his artist's page here.

Gary Shearston

Don’t forget to catch Gary Shearston performing live at the Tamworth Country Music Festival's Australia Day Concert Saturday January 26th joining the likes of The Black Sorrows & Neil Murray on stage at Bicentennial Park Kable Avenue Tamworth. Gary is opening proceedings and will be on stage at 7PM.

Here & There, Now & Then - An Anthology of Gary Shearston (RRR41) is out now on Rosueabout through MGM Distribution

For more information visit Gary's website or his artist page here.


Fiddlers's Feast

  1. Tuesday 22nd January – Tamworth Country Music Festival, Diggers Auditorium, details below.
  2. Wednesday 23rd January – Tamworth Country Music Festival, Southgate Inn, details below.
  3. Thursday 24th January – Tamworth Country Music Festival, Southgate Inn, details below.
  4. Friday 25th January – Tamworth Country Music Festival, Southgate Inn, details below.
  5. Saturday 26th January – Tamworth Country Music Festival, Regent Theatre, details below.
  6. Thursday January 24th – Tamworth Country Music Festival, Blazes Auditorium, details below.

For more information:


  1. Friday 18th January - Factory Theatre, Enmore, NSW (Spirit of Soul Festival)
  2. Saturday 19 Jan - Sydney Children’s Choir, Verbrugghen Hall, NSW
  3. Saturday 26 Jan - Australia Day Festivities, Hyde Park NSW

For more information:

The Lovetones

  1. Saturday 12th Jan - The Annandale Hotel, Sydney, NSW (over two rooms - 11 bands + DJs)
  2. Saturday 19th Jan - The Espy, St Kilda, Melbourne, VIC (over 3 rooms - 12 bands + DJs) FREE

For more information:

Eric Bogle

  1. Thursday 17th January - Harp Hotel, Tempe, NSW

For more information:

Gary Shearston

  1. 26th January - Bicentennial Park, Kable Avenue Tamworth

For more information: