News Archive
September News

Welcome to this month's Latest News and Gig Guide.


This month’s edition of UCM Radio features songs from The Lovetones new album Lost, Kym Pitman, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Mic Conway’s National Junk Band, Fiddlers Feast, Eric Bogle, Gary Shearston, another bawdy gem from The Celebrated Knackers & Knockers Band and their mates, Telemetry Orchestra, Southend & Projekt Inertia.

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Kym Pitman

Latest Rouseabout & AntiPod Music signing Kym Pitman has a special place amongst Australian singer songwriters. Her songs and music are deeply an expression of place and ecological connection.

They inspire an enlivened sense of presence and emotional recognition of human experience and wild landscape -"a uniquely female, Australian perspective brimming with heart, spirit, experience and a love of country".
Based in Bellingen (NSW) Kym Pitman has been described by SMH’s Bruce Elder as ‘...a clear and pure voice... rustic and romantic.’ A regular on the folk music festival circuit her album Million Star Hotel is out now with the title track featured on the September 2010 edition of NfS Country Singles For Radio.
Kym writes lyrics and music that dance with the spirit of the land and sings them with rare grace & beauty. She is currently on a whirlwind tour of the United Kingdom before returning home for the Summer Festival circuit.

Listen to songs from the album on this month’s edition of UCM Radio to hear why we’re thrilled to have her on our roster.

Fiddlers Feast

Fiddlers Feast has always been intensely proud of their roots.... They started at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. It's in their blood! That is why they recently performed at the Newcastle Jazz Festival! What? Has the NJF gone country? Or is the FF really true to its nature?

Okay, okay let's come clean! Just because they are a fiddle band, and started at the home of Oz country music, doesn't mean they're a country band. Well they are, but they're also an ‘everything band’. So, that’s why they pulled out the hoary old jazz chestnuts for Newcastle.

Next stop China, playing at the Oz Pavilion at EXPO in Shanghai from September 2nd to 8th.

Amazing, but what sort of music were they playing?

That's for you to figure out.

Fiddlers Feast’s Frenzee (RRR40) is available on CD through Rouseabout Records. Their three other albums are available digitally through iTunes.

More Information:  Artist Page

Gary Shearston

Gary Shearston, the father of Australian folk & king of the heap has just finished recording a new studio album aptly titled Renegade. As with the 2009 release The Best of All Trades the album was recorded by Restless Music’s Roger Ilott who is “extremely happy with the results”.

Shearston is in prolific songwriting form and his latest batch is as good as anything he has written. Renegade features Lee Williams on bass (& guitars) and making his recording debut Luke Shearston on drums, with able contributions also from Roger Ilott, Penny Davies & Jordan Davies-Ilott.

The new album was mixed by Jorden Brebach (The Church, You Am I, Grinspoon, Dappled Cities, gB3) and will be mastered by William Bowden this month.

More Information:  Artist Page

The Celebrated Knackers + Knockers Band

Rouseabout Records has released two restricted triple-R CDs of bawdy songs by The Celebrated Knackers and Knockers Band.

Titled Sing Us Anothery, Dirty As Buggery and Rooted in the Country, the songs on the albums are very politically incorrect - racist, homophobic, sexist and every other taboo - and all collected from Australia’s rugby, bushwalking and rabblerousing past, and an important record of our disappearing colloquial language.

These albums are sure to offend, shock (and entertain) whilst saluting our musical past as they represent the first comprehensive collection of Australian bawdy songs and verse.

The Celebrated Knackers & Knockers Band and their good mate Major Bumsore are featured in the latest edition of Trad & Now. Check out this month’s edition of UCM Radio for a taste of what they have on offer.

More Information:  Artist Page

Mic Conway’s National Junk Band

Mic Conway and the National Junk Band will be part of the inaugural Sydney Fringe Festival. It has been a while since the Junk Band have played in Sydney. They've been off lolly-gagging at Adelaide Cabaret Festival, and then Mic sloped into Melbourne Cabaret in July. They are an official selection by the Sydney Fringe Festival and with Cazzbo back from overseas duties and the amazingly amazing Birdmann along for the ride and it promises to be a night of laughs and astonishment.

Mic, in his various incarnations, has a number of shows coming up in VICTORIA, NSW and WA and has just had his website overhauled. There are links to Captain Matchbox clips as well as a look at Mic's kids stuff and upcoming Junk Band shows. Have a look at

Mic is also performing two "Magic Mic" shows for primary-aged children as part of the Sydney Fringe Festival on Sundays 19 and 26 September at The Newtown Theatre. See for details and bookings.

Tour Dates: See the Gig Guide for dates and venues (top right).

More Information:  Artist Page

Creedence Clearwater Revisited Touring in October

Having toured North America, South America, New Zealand, Europe and Asia, knocking out audiences with astounding concerts jam packed with songs that are still a staple of radio and movie soundtracks such as ‘Proud Mary’, ‘I Heard it Through the Grapevine’, ‘Born on the Bayou’, ‘Suzie Q’ and ‘Bad Moon Rising’, ONE OF THE GREATEST AMERICAN BANDS OF ALL TIME Creedence Clearwater Revisited powered by Creedence Clearwater Revival rhythm section and founding members Stu Cook (bass and vocal) and Doug 'Cosmo' Clifford (drums) are touring Australia in October 2010.

PERFORMING ALL THE HITS LIVE, these shows are guaranteed to sell out so get your tickets now. Check out for all the details.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited’s specially priced double live album 'Recollection' (RRR36) billed as 'the ultimate party song collection' is available on Rouseabout Records.

Tour Dates: See the Gig Guide for dates and venues (top right).

More Information:  Artist Page


Southend’s classic rave anthem ‘Take Me Up’ has been remixed by UK trance legends Binary Finary, Australia’s still undisputed queen of hard house BeXta and Perth based electronic maestros Projekt Inertia (recently signed to AntiPod Music Publishing).

DJ Kenzo reckons “The Binary Finary remix is up there with the best trance tracks around at the moment and is one track that all trance lovers and DJ's should own, while Projekt Inertia and Bexta remixes both give their intended audiences pumping relentless grooves”.

All three mixes are now available on iTunes with Xelon Entertainment also coming on board for further digital distribution through the likes of Beatport, Trackitdown & Juno.

Look and listen out for Southend on FBi Radio, BAM Radio, Beats Media, Soul of Sydney, PBS FM,,,,,, and this month’s edition of UCM Radio.

More Information:  Artist Page  |  MySpace

The Lovetones

The Lovetones launch their fifth album ‘Lost’ this month at the Ding Dong Lounge in Melbourne & Oxford Arts Factory in Sydney. The band led by Matt Tow, then heads back to the USA in October to promote the American release through Planting Seeds before returning to Oz for more shows including Peats Ridge Festival in December.

Lost contains songs featuring American singer/songwriter Miranda Lee Richards, plus members of American bands The Asteroid No.4, The Brian Jonestown Massacre and Chief Nowhere and was mixed by Liam Judson from Belles Will Ring.
The amazing cover artwork was done by James Marsh (a massive fan of the band) who has previously worked with The Beatles, Andy Warhol, Talk Talk, Jamiroquai, Gerry Rafferty & Erasure to name just a few.

Look and listen out for The Lovetones this month on ABC Radio, FBI, 2SER, PBS FM, Triple R, Triple J, Drum Media (NSW), The Brag, Beat, Inpress, Herald Sun, Mess + Noise, 2RRR,, Amrap AirIt and community radio nationwide including 1VFM, 2 Double X, 93.7 Edge FM, 2BAY, 2BBB, 2BLU, 2BOB, 2MCE, 2NIM, 2RDJ, TUNE! FM, 2VOX, 4BSR, 4NSA, 4ZzZ, 5DDD, 5GTR, 5GS, Radio Adelaide, 7EDG, 3CH, 3INR, 3SYN, 3WAY  & 6RTR.

The Lovetones four previous studio albums Axiom (YEP009), Dimensions (YEP010), Meditations (YEP008) and Be What You Want (YEP006) are available at retail through MGM Distribution and directly from Undercover Music via mail order.

For a chance to win free tickets to the Sydney launch of Lost at Oxford Arts Factory on Thursday 23rd September email your details to with ‘The Lovetones’ in the subject line.

More Information:  Artist Page

Telemetry Orchestra

Telemetry Orchestra

If Asher Keddie & Don Hany aren’t already enough, viewers of Channel Ten’s hit TV show ‘Offspring’ sensory seduction goes into overload with numerous tracks from Telemetry Orchestra’s albums Children Stay Free & Empire being used as musical accompaniment throughout the series.

Big ups to the crew at Level Two Music for the placements.

More Information:  Artist Page

Projekt Inertia               

Recent AntiPod Music signing Projekt Inertia is making a big splash in the UK with their single ‘Bangkok’ which is out on Low Pressings.

‘Bangkok’ is taken from the forthcoming album We Believe In Now and is receiving plenty of support from the likes of superstar DJ’s John Digweed & Dave Clarke.

Check out their soundcloud to hear why we are so excited about these lads.

Big Pond Music

Undercover Music releases are also available online through BigPond Music


The Lovetones

  1. Friday September 17, Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne, VIC
  2. Thursday September 23, Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney, NSW
  3. Thursday 14th October, “Band in Boston” Flophouse Session, Boston, MA, USA
  4. Thursday 14th October, T.T. the Bear’s, Boston, MA, USA
  5. Saturday 16th October, Kung Fu Neck Tie, Philadelphia, PA, USA
  6. Sunday 17th October, The Black Cat, Washington DC, USA
  7. Monday 18th October, The Sidebar, Baltimore, MD, USA
  8. Tuesday 19th October, The Nightlight, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
  9. Thursday 21st October, East Village Radio In Studio interview w/Mike Newman of Beyond Beyond is Beyond, New York, NY, USA
  10. Thursday 21st October – Sunday 24th October, TBA, NYC, USA
  11. Sunday 31st October, Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco, CA, USA
  12. Thursday 4th November, Dante’s, Portland, OR, USA
  13. Thursday 30th December, Peats Ridge Festival, NSW

Mic Conway's National Junk Band

  1. Sunday September 19, The Newtown Theatre, NSW (Magic Mic @ The Sydney Fringe Festival)
  2. Thursday 23 September, The Vanguard, Newtown, NSW (The Sydney Fringe Festival)
  3. Sunday September 26, The Newtown Theatre, NSW (Magic Mic @ The Sydney Fringe Festival)
  4. Friday October 1, Café Church Space, Glebe, NSW with Robbie Long and Liz Frencham
  5. Saturday October 2, “Taste", Canowindra, NSW with Robbie Long for the inaugural Womindra Festival
  6. Sunday October 10, "On the Hill" Festival, Panton Hill, VIC with Robbie Long
  7. Thursday October 14, KULCHA, Fremantle, WA with Clarke's Gray Vest.
  8. Saturday October 16, Cullen Wines, Margaret River, WA with Clarke's Gray Vest for the "Great International Chardonnay Tasting"

Eric Bogle

  1. Saturday September 25, Folk Centre of SA

Creedence Clearwater Revisted

  1. Wednesday October 13, Challenge Stadium, Perth, WA (Sold Out)
  2. Thursday October 14, Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA
  3. Friday October 15, Hisense Arena, Melbourne, VIC
  4. Sunday October 17, Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, NSW
  5. Monday October 18, Newcastle Entertainment Centre, NSW