Community radio music supervisors frequently have an encyclopedic comprehension of local audio and an insatiable appetite to continue to keep their ears ahead of the curve. So in this Tone Deaf series, the Australian Music Radio Airplay Project (Amrap) invites audio supervisors to highlight new Aussie tunes which you might have missed.
In this edition, Luke Penman from Radio Adelaide contributes with a selection of tracks producing their way via Amrap’s music distribution service ‘AirIt’.
Check out Luke’s selections below and if you are a musician you are able to use here to get your audio distributed free of community radio on Amrap’s AirIt.
Tkay Maidza –‘Simulation’
Tkay’s had a hell of a good deal of hype but she continues to impress and evolve. This one’s a fair bit softer than what we have seen from Tkay traditionally, using an eye.
Timberwolf –‘Something That I Said’
Looks, there’s plenty of swearing and it, but what a gorgeous recording of some personal song. Timberwolf’s very first launch was easily lumped into the “folk” category, but each new song he releases steps further and farther away from these easy pigeonholing. A melody bordering on classic psych sounds.
Cosmo Thundercat –‘Warning Bell’
Harmonies, harmonies, harmonies. Cosmo Thundercat are all about the harmonies, which is their very best display. A recording of a song.
Paige Renee Court got a great deal of attention within an acoustic singer-songwriter using a distinct soulful vocal noise, but after some use the team at Northern Sound System, she’s re-emerged as MANE: nevertheless soulful, a little playful, a little dark, a little digital.
Bad//Dreems –‘Mob Rule’
It is amazing to see rock bands writing demonstration songs, although it sucks that the planet has gotten to the stage. Between this and The Peep Tempel’s “Rayguns”, certainly the days of bigoted deadshits are all numbered.
Naomi Keyte –‘Company’
A presense, Naomi Keyte may hold a crowd the room silent to the stage. Keyte, A voice impressed by her solo album, but operating with a complete band for her most recent features her name on everyone’s lips.
Company by Naomi Keyte
Wasted Wanderers –‘In Your Fire’
Dusty Lee Stephensen is among the most powerful singers in town and his work over SKIES, Angels Of Gung-Ho and Wasted Wanderers [in addition to solo] reveals his variety. This one’s a personal fave, with sister duo Nikai on the backing vocals and only feelgood vibes that brighten your evening.