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Welcome to Undercover Music News for September 2008.

This Month...

+  Mic Conway's National Junk BandHatching Near You!
+  The LovetonesNew album 'Dimensions' out in November!
+  Reg LindsayPassed away last month at age 79
+  CODALive at Spectrum 24th-25th October
+  Fiddlers FeastGigs plus new artist website!

This month’s edition of UCM Radio features tracks from Mic Conway’s National Junk Band, the new single from The Lovetones plus Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Eric Bogle, Gary Shearston, CODA, Fiddlers Feast and Reg Lindsay.

Check it out here!

Silent Recordings


CODA and The Paper Scissors join forces next month for two massive shows at Spectrum. This is one of your first chances to hear new songs from CODA as they continue to work on their next vocal based studio album due out next year. CODA took to the stage last week after a bit of a hiatus at the Verge Arts Festival held at Sydney Uni’s Manning Bar and had the up for it crowd screaming for more!

Tour Dates

Friday 24th October, Spectrum, Darlinghurst (NSW) with The Paper Scissors
Saturday 25th October, Spectrum, Darlinghurst (NSW) with The Paper Scissors

Listen to 'The Hunt' on Undercover Radio.

For more information: Artist Page

Rouseabout Records

Mic Conway's National Junk Band

Drum Media’s Michael Smith suggests the following when it comes to the brilliant new album from Mic Conway’s National Junk Band:

"Mic Conway has always taken the road less travelled and with his gang of four in the National Junk Band, he has found just the right companions to explore the said road's more eccentric byways."

"... heapin' helpin's of unrepentant fun."

"The world would be a poorer place without either this record or the National Junk Band."

"When they decide to play it a little more serious, on Just Like That, Conway and co easily match any of the current crop of accessible singer/songwriters or even rock acts."

"Put aside your preconceptions and go for a ride down a road you never thought even existed."
(Michael Smith, Drum Media Sydney)

Look and listen out for the Chook this month in Trad & Now, Cornstalk Gazette, Drum Media, 2RRR, PBS FM, ABC Sydney, ABC Radio National, 2MCE, FBi, InFolkus, Blarney Bulletin, 2BAB, 2BLU, 2CBD, 2CCR, 2NIM, 2NSB, 2TVR, 2VTR, 2WCR, 3PVR, 3RUM, 3WAY, 4BAY, 5BBB, 5CST, 5EFM, 6CRA, 6HFM, 7EDG, 7LTM, 7TAS

Mic performed with Robbie Long earlier this month at Lake Macquarie's Coastfest and the National Junk Band's recent Moocooboola Festival performance was recorded by 2RRR. Mic is to be interviewed by PBS’s Helen Jennings next week.

Tour Dates:

Sat 27th Sept - Rose of Australia, Erskineville, NSW

1-2 November - Bitter and Twisted : International Boutique Beer Festival, Maitland, NSW

Corporate Chook (RRR45) is available now on Rouseabout Records through MGM Distribution.

More Information:  Artist Page  |  Artist Website  |  Artist MySpace

Reg Lindsay Passes Away At 79

Reg Lindsay, one of the last surviving early pioneers of Australian country music, passed away last month at the age of 79 after contracting pneumonia. During his career of more than 40 years, Reg achieved success locally and internationally producing 64 albums and 250 singles and winning three Golden Guitars. As one of the pioneers of Australian country music, Reg, who was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for services to music, had his own top-rating nationally-syndicated television and radio programs over many years. The composer of more than 500 songs, during his career he toured all over Australia and tasted success in the USA. Reg was one of the first to be inducted into the Australian Country Music Hands of Fame in 1977 and was elevated to Australian country music's highest honour, the Roll of Renown, in January 1984.

More Information:  Artist Page


FORTE - Golden Fiddlers

Hey guess what...!?

Fiddlers Feast’s has finally updated their website with news etc and even a free Bumper Sticker? Spring is with us and all is good!

GIGS, GIGS, GIGS well some at least!

Fri October 10th, FRANS Awareness Celebrations

Frans is a support group for people with disabilities and their carers. This is a real hands on organization and one that does essential work in our community. Featuring Fiddlers Feast, the McClymonts and George Washingmachine!

Tickets go on sale on September 1st at the Canterbury Hurlestone Park RSL


Sat November 8th, St Arnaud's Festival

It's a great little town in Rural Vic so, if you live in the area we'd love to see you!

More Information:  Artist Page

Forte (RRR44) is out now on Rouseabout Records through MGM Distribution.

Yep! Records

The Lovetones

Set for a November 2008 release, 'Dimensions' is The Lovetones fourth studio album and the latest chapter in the indie psychadelic pop legacy of frontman Matthew Tow, who remains one of the country's most underrated songwriters. Beautiful jangling guitars in wide stereo mixed with honest heartfelt lyrics, Tow's songs have an enduring timelessness about them, remaining catchy without ever being contrived. The album was mixed in the USA by BJM's Rob Campanella and mastered by William Bowden (one of this country's finest mastering engineers). The Lovetones will be touring nationally in November before heading back to the USA to support the album's North American release.

Look and listen out for the first single 'Love and Redemption' described by Drum Media as "holistically gentle, thoroughly captivating and highly enjoyable' on Triple J, ABC Sydney, FBI, 2SER, 2UUU, Highlands FM and community radio nationwide.

'Dimensions' (YEP010) is out November 2008 on Yep! Records via MGM Distribution.

More Information:  Artist Page  |  Artist MySpace

Axiom (YEP009), Meditations (YEP008) & Be What You Want (YEP006) are out on Yep! Records through MGM Distribution.

Big Pond Music

Undercover Music releases are also available online through BigPond Music


Mic Conway's National Junk Band

  1. Sat 27th September, Rose of Australia, Erskineville, NSW
  2. 1st and 2nd November, Bitter and Twisted : International Boutique Beer Festival, Maitland, NSW

More Information: Artist Page


  1. Fri 24th October, Spectrum, Darlinghurst (NSW) with 'The Paper Scissors'
  2. Sat 25th October, Spectrum, Darlinghurst (NSW) with 'The Paper Scissors'

More Information: Artist Page

Fiddlers Feast

  1. Fri 10th October, FRANS Awareness Celebrations, Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL, NSW
  2. Sat 8th November, St Arnaud’s Festival, St. Arnaud’s, VIC

More Information: Artist Page