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This Month ...

This month ...
* This Show Is About People Sountrack out this month
* CODA light up Oxford Art Factory
* FORTE launched at the Golden Fiddle Awards
* The Lovetones Tour Dates

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

Yep! Records

The Lovetones

You can catch a rare solo show from The Lovetones' front man Matthew J Tow, Wednesday February 6th at the Hopetoun Hotel with special guests Dandy Lion (Dolly Rocker Movement) and The Maple Trail (Aiden from Belles Will Ring). Matthew will be getting loads of guests up throughout the evening to keep everyone entertained. The Lovetones hit the road again in March.
FRI 7th March - Mum, Sydney, NSW
SAT 8th March - Playground Weekender, Wisemans Ferry, NSW

AXIOM (YEP009) 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 oursense 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 spritual 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)
"Innovative and energetic, musical directors Mara and Llew Kiek have assembled a breathtaking array of talent. The unexpected combination of influences and mediums presented in this work create an irrepressible sense of fun, yet with a prickly undertone." (Daily Telegraph)

Shaun Parker This Show Is About People (SIL016) is out on Silent Recordings through Vitamin. Listen to tracks from the album in this month's edition of Undercover Radio here.


CODA light up the Oxford Art Factory on Friday February 15th for one night only. Joined by New York's underground folk legend Scott Matthew, late night DJ sets from Pnau's Nick Littlemore, Stereogamous, Lovertits and a live PA from electro outfit Sound It Out, CODA's epic cinematic sounds will be accompanied by movers, dancers and shakers Celia Curtis, Anton, Marnie and Justin Shoulder.

Come party with CODA and friends Friday 15th February at the Oxford Art Factory, Oxford Street, Darlinghurst. 9PM till late. Bookings at Moshtix.
For more information visit their website, MySpace or their artists page here.


Rouseabout Records

FORTE - Golden Fiddlers

FORTE, a collection of some of Australia's finest fiddlers including The Davidson Brothers, Fiddlers Feast, Sean O'Boyle, Fourplay, Peter O'Shea, Ian Cooper, Marcela Taylor, Dirty Lucy, Mykl Lozin, CODA, Jenny Thomas, Crooked Fiddle Band, Nigel MacLean, CinCin and The Bostocks was launched at last month's Golden Fiddle Awards which were presented in a violin studded music spectacle at the height of the Tamworth Country Music Festival attracting an enthusiastic audience.
Look and listen out for Forte in the following media this month: Trad & Now, Blarney Bulletin, Cornstalk Gazette, Alpine Radio 92.1FM, Folk Trax, 5EBI, Highland FM 107.1, 2MAX, Eastside Radio. You can hear tracks from the album this month on Undercover Radio.

FORTE (RRR44) is out on on Rouseabout Records through MGM Distribution in February 2008. For more information visit their artists page here.



  1. Friday 15th February – Oxford Art Factory, Darlinghurst, NSW (w. guests)

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The Lovetones

  1. Wednesday 6th February – Hopetoun Hotel, Surry Hills, NSW (Matt J Tow Solo Show)
  2. Friday 7th March - Mum, Sydney, NSW
  3. Saturday 8th March - Playground Weekender, Wisemans Ferry, NSW

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