You’ll be Dancing again and again with Skipping Girl Vinegar

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ATMOSPHERE: You leave your house, close the door. You start running. You stop at a nearby house, knock on the door, the door opens, a girl with a dog opens it, you smile and run, she comes out and follows you. You run to another house, one with a red door, you knock on the door and a handsome young man answers, you smile and run, he follows you too. You continue down the street, to the next familiar house and knock on the door, a smiling couple answers and you wave them to outside, they follow and run with you. You are running with a lot of people now, down the street, all smiles, and you end up at a beautiful open field, where you all dance together as the sun sets. 

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“Dance Again” comes from the new album ‘The Great Wave’, out now!

I couldn’t go past this incredibly infectious tune by Skipping Girl Vinegar. “Dance Again” definitely makes you want to dance, again and again. It’s catchy, it’s fun, it’s got everything you need to lift your spirits. The piano riffs and fast beats, coupled with the choral-esque vocals will send you into all types of merriment. And if you have friends around to listen to this song with, the better. You can all jump around, put your arms around each other and sing your little hearts out. This song brings people together.

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Sink your Teeth & Tongue into this Cupcake

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ATMOSPHERE: You’re walking in the woods, with two of your closest friends. You penetrate some heavy scrubbery, and come across a hidden creek bed. It’s shallow, your friend runs past you and splashes water everywhere! You join her in this display of childish activity. All of a sudden all three of you are splashing and soaking each other with the clean crisp water of the stream. Your laughter and delighted screams can be heard for miles. 

Melbourne artist Teeth & Tongue keeps on giving. Discover her track “Cupcake” in all its deliciousness. Everything from the main riffs, leading notes, guitar embellishments and deep smooth vocals brings together this tasty treat of a song.

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Exploring Forces with Japanese Wallpaper

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ATMOSPHERE: You hold the letter in your hand. It’s a letter from ‘him’. You haven’t met him. You have never seen him, but he writes words so beautiful that it brings you to tears. The letter isn’t addressed to anyone, but it lands in your letter box from time to time. This is the 10th letter you’ve received. You carefully open the pristine envelope. This time it isn’t beautiful words on paper, but it’s a disc. You walk inside, put it in your CD player and press ‘play’… this song starts. 

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This song feels like a love letter. Japanese Wallpaper has created a piece that has emotional and musical depth beyond his years. This beautiful yet powerful piece weaves the stunning vocals of Airling into tender electronic and illustrious sounds, delivering a gorgeously euphoric track. It’s melodic, light and almost mystical; this signature sound is what this Melbourne producer is becoming well known for.

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Know your Good Fortune with Mavis Staples

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ATMOSPHERE: You’re in the deep south, hunting in the forest. You hope no one gets in the way of you and your animal prey. Your catch will feed your family for a week, so you pray for two. It starts to rain and you feel a little disheartened, but you carry on. The sky gets darker, as you get a little less hopeful that you will find anything. You start to shiver because your are soaked to the bone, you are finding it harder to walk through the mud squishing beneath your boots. The rain gets heavier. All of a sudden you don’t recognise where you are. You are lost in the forest, in the rain, freezing cold and you have no way home. You look up and pray for a miracle. 

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“Your Good Fortune” by Mavis Staples from the ‘Your Good Fortune’ EP released on 21st April 2015

Mavis Staples has a voice like no other. This 60 year old songstress has been making records since 1969. You’ll hear classic gospel, soul and RnB from this music veteran. “Your Good Fortune” takes the best elements of these classic genres and delivers them to the 2010s. Everything from the soulful vocals, woeful lyrics, gospel choir backing, blues-y guitar, prominent bass notes, will send chills up your spine. Beautiful stuff.

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Set Mo dressing up for new single

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ATMOSPHERE: You wake up and you see you’re in your car, the sun shining on your face. You see your love next to you, smiling and driving down this stretch of road. You wind down the window, glance at the ocean. You take off the flowers in your hair and throw them over your shoulder. You pluck off your earrings, take off your white gloves, and free yourself from your white strappy high heels. You are happy, you take your lover’s hand and fiddle with the ring on his finger. 

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“White Dress” feat. Deutsch Duke released 10th April 2015

“White Dress” by Set Mo is a song for lovers. Lovers of people and lovers of music. These house beats, melodic words and smooth sounds is a recipe for a good time (in your ears and in life). Many will propel into a daydream, while others can dance the night away – this song is versatile for multiple occasions. Whether you’re on a car trip, at home on a Sunday afternoon or at the club, this song will touch many hearts.

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Spotlite on Rome Fortune & Tunji Ige

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ATMOSPHERE: You’re walking through the rainy streets of Brooklyn. Your getting soaked from the rain penetrating through your clothes. Lights flash, cars beep, sirens wail, people push past you, angry men fight, children hollering, doors closing, and more sounds drown out your thoughts of a better life. 

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Tuned vocals, down tempo beats, chilled sounds, smooth rhymes, subtle production is the combination for this sublime track “Spotlite” by Atlanta’s Rome Fortune and fellow artist from Philly Tunji Ige. It’s tranquil vibe, soulful backbone and talent will leave listeners in a state of elation. It may have a ‘sad’ element, but it’s one of those sad songs that people will love for years to come.

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SOAK yourself with Sea Creatures

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ATMOSPHERE: The sun shines on your face. You wake and you’re in your bed. You stretch and find yourself on the beach, in your bed. You look left, you look right, then look straight ahead and see the calming waves crashing on the shore. No one else is on the beach, it’s just you. How did you get here? You throw the blankets off your legs, swing your legs to the ground and feel the sand between your toes. You start walking towards the water, the water touches your toes gently and the water is warm. You stare into the horizon, waiting for the tide to change. 

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At just 18 years of age, Northern Ireland singer/songwriter SOAK releases a song well beyond her years. The gentle guitars, soulful lyrics and warm vocals combine to deliver a nostalgic piece, sending the listener into a dreamy haze. The embellishments of “Sea Creatures” – the tinkering xylophones and piano, the crashing wave sounds, soft harmonies – is what makes the piece great. The touching story along with the simplicity of the arrangement falls nothing short of superb.

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Getting Dirty with Naked Bodies

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ATMOSPHERE: You wake up and you’re on your couch. What’s that stuck to my face? A piece of ham. Who’s leg is this over mine? Ew, it’s Jono’s! You try and wake him, but he’s out cold, sleeping off the night before. Who are all these people in my living room? There’s about 10 people lying around, in random places, with random things on their head. You rub your eyes and shake yourself awake. Shit! There’s bottles everywhere. Shit! Where’s the TV? Shit! Where are my pants? Shit, what the hell is that massive bloodstain on the carpet? You stand up and yell at the top of your lungs…

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“Dirty Plate Blues” is from upcoming debut album ‘Piranha’ released 3 April 2015.

If a mixture of garage, blues and rock sounds like something you want in your ears, you’ll definitely find love in this Melbourne outfit – Naked Bodies. The gritty blues-y guitars and Quang Dinh’s (ex-Little Red) baritone static vocals fuses together effortlessly, one that blues purists and rock snobs could agree with. From the twangy riffs to sick riffs to the relatable youth-lifestyle lyrics, “Dirty Plate Blues” delivers in more ways than one.

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Free Cake for Every Creature drops advice

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ATMOSPHERE: Driving through the forest you hear this track on the radio. You’re 23, you feel that you haven’t achieved anything. Your peers are already in jobs they love, they’re in stable relationships and have fancy degrees to decorate their walls. You have $6 in your bank account, your car is about to die (probably leaving you stranded), and your significant other is non existent (though you tell your friends about him). Your heart flutters when you hear a song on the radio… 

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“All You Gotta Be When You’re 23” comes from album ‘Moving Songs’ released March 31, 2015.

The song is this. Excerpts from Reality Bites creates the theme of the song. The clean guitar, American-accented femme vocals leads the discussion. The execution is effortless, simple at it’s core but clear in it’s message. New York outfit Free Cake For Every Creature’s album will be released later this month, can’t wait!

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Change Your Mind and listen to Wesley

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ATMOSPHERE: Melbourne town. You leave your little house to get a coffee from your favourite coffee place. You’re happily walking and minding your own business when you hear your an alert, you reach into your pocket and your phone is buzzing with a new message. You open it. “I want to see you”. It’s from her; she’s persistent. This is the 5th time you’ve broken up. Your mood changes, you’re no longer in the mood for coffee. You turn around and head home. You go into your house, you open a window, and you start throwing her things out, as confused spectators gather out the front. 

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Love the drums and synth combo in this track “Change Your Mind” by Melbourne muso Wesley Fuller. It’s full of surprises, including the breakdown with distorted guitar wails, the buzz of the keys, and the melodic chorus. Fuller creates a dynamic in mood, from static to electric and back again, always keeping listeners on their toes. Electro-glam-rock is in Melbourne and kickin’, let Wesley Fuller take you there.

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