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Alright two bands I love have new music out. Smoking Martha who are now on their way to a European tour which is way cool have a new video clip.


I’ve known Lisa Salvo for a while now and think she is one of the finest songwriters in the country as well as being an amazing singer. On Diamond new single How is a masterpiece and a must have in your collection.

I wanted to give my friend Destiny Love some more love. She is an inspirational switched on lady who really does put herself out there. She is kind and considerate as well as being caring which I see from the way she writes and all. She kindly does the voice overs for my video content and I will be continuing to use her.  She just to me breathes positivism.  She just a person who has her heart on her sleeve, she passionate, inspiration and a person whom I will continue to support.  I love being inspired by her and all that she is achieving. Yes we all have our moments of weakness and self doubt I had one this morning. But we are all in this together and letting some one know you’re there for them and ask them how they are doing and if they are OK.  She has become a beautiful inside and out kind soul with so much positivism and inspiration. If only I could write as good as she does. She has achieved so much so far and will continue to do more and create and inspire with whom she is and what she does.

Following on from a unbelievable six months since her breakout single Chasing Butterflies took over the airfares, Adelaide’s MANE will unleash her new single ‘Save Yourself’ next week, premiered via triple j ‘good nights’ on Monday October 1st ahead of it’s official release on the 3rd, which will also see the announcement of her only 2018 headline tour, supported by Pinkish Blu.

‘Love that opening chord. From there, it only gets better. Great vocal, really seductive playing and sounds dropping in and out, and the song manages to be both dark and uplifting. Not an easy combo to pull off. Nice work.’ – Richard Kingsmill, triple j

With a haunting and high energy live set, MANE’s explosive indie pop is something that has to be seen to be fully believed. Reviews have compared her to Florence and the Machine and Lorde, with the parallels drawn between the bold vocals and catchy tunes to sing and dance along to. Having toured nationally with KINGSWOOD, played Groovin the Moo, Spin Off, Bigsound and Brisbane Festival and set to perform alongside The Kooks, Last Dinosaurs and Winston Surfshirt at the inaugural Beach Life festival in Adelaide later this year, the live show has gone from strength to strength, and you can’t help but have a great time when MANE’s performing.

‘MANE…with a mixture of deep looming vocals, comparable to the likes of Lorde.’ – Live review, AMNPLIFY

Paige Court, the powerhouse behind the MANE moniker said that ‘Save Yourself was written to channel the difficulty of watching someone make the same mistakes over and over again while becoming really expectant of the people around them to pick up the mess. As someone who deeply cares about that person it’s hard to walk away from that’ She goes on to explain ‘You don’t want to enable them but you also don’t want them to feel abandoned. When it becomes detrimental to your well being the solution becomes pretty obvious though. Having gone through a self destructive cycle myself the song really resonates with me on both sides of the story now’. The second of her singles recorded with Tony Buchen (The Preatures, Mansionair and Montaigne) in LA and mastered by Brian Lucey (The shins, Artic monkeys, The Black Keys) it’s seen a clear step up in the direction and production detail. Take a listen for yourself.


With support from Pinkish Blue

November 2nd – Yah Yahs, Melbourne

November 9th – Rocket Bar, Adelaide* TICKETS

November 10th – Nightquarter, Gold Coast^

November 15th – RAD Bar, Wollongong* TICKETS

November 17th – Golden Age Cinema, Sydney

November 18th – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle^

*tickets go on sale Wednesday October 3rd. ^ – Pinkish Blu not appearing

New music I recommend to check out

Lauren Jenkins amazing new song Give Up The Ghost is incredible and out now. She a fantastic singer songwriter who music I have been supporting for years. She is an amazing talent and worthy of a listen. I for one shall be getting and she rocks.

Georgia Mae new song Fools is awesome and also out now and here is the clip and it is awesome as is the song. Check it out

Twenty One Pilots need no introduction. Their album Trench came out on the 5th of October and it’s excellent. Jumpsuit is an excellent track. I am hooked.

Laces amazing new song Someday Is Not Tonight is out now and I have been supporting her career in all it’s form since 2004. Yes that long and her music is always amazing and this is excellent.


Katie Cole amazing new EP Things That Break Pt. 1 is first rate material and if you haven’t got it yet. Get it it’s excellent.  If you haven’t seen her interview with me yet. Have a watch here. Katie is so unbelievably beautiful and a incredible talent. The sky is the limit for this amazing talent. 2005 is how long I have been supporting her career.

This came out a few weeks back and to me is one of the best albums of 2018. The Midnight have blown me away with Kids. I wanted a CD copy so I pre ordered the album. Yes it’s that good folks get behind it.

LA-based duo Young Futura have just released their new single ‘Wallflower’.

Wallflower is an ode to the positive impact of music and its ability to empower and alter one’s state of mind – encouraging the listener to lose themselves amongst the palpable vibe that the duo conjure.

Musically it sits in an energy filled pocket between grooving disco and cutting edge hip hop with a stellar pop song writing foundation. The true element of genius comes from relying on these familiar and iconic sounds, yet arranging them with a modern finesse that sounds so fresh and exciting.

On the narrative behind Wallflower, Young Futura share:

“Wallflower came naturally. It was one of those songs that we wrote overnight where everything was smooth and organic. We spent more time fine tuning it in the studio than writing it. It was such a lovely process.”

Young Futura symbolizes the alliance between two artists: Washington DC’s Beau Young Prince and French producer Futura. The names Young and Futura are close to the hearts of both of these artists as they happen to be their names given by birth. Influenced by their respective cities and cultures, Young Futura translates their surroundings and experiences into smooth and enriching musical melodies giving listeners a groovy funk and future hip-hop cocktail to sip on; representing a charming euphonious collaboration.

Young Futura performed at SXSW, All Things Go Music Festival, and multiple clubs throughout NY, DC and LA. The duo attracted the likes of the film industry and composed the main piece track of the movie Nobody Walks in LA, receiving the Critic’s Choice Award at the Newport Film Festival as well as Best Soundtrack Award at the Long Island Film Festival.

Recently their new single Wallflower has been selected to be part of one of Microsoft’s biggest video game release, Forza 4. Debut EP Patience turned heads and caught ears across the musical spectrum, achieving millions of streams on Spotify as well as tastemaker support from the likes of Magnetic Mag and Afropunk among others.

Futura’s multi-platinum track record boasts work with 50 Cent, GZA, Kylie Minogue, OK GO, Trey Songz, Lloyd Banks, Raekwon and Asher Roth.

‘Wallflower’ is available now worldwide

Abby Ramsay

Photos by SNVPS used with permission. Thanks again

Abby is awesome. Such a talented lady with a bright future ahead of her.  She is a switched on actor who also models. I loved these shots of her so I wanted to share them on the site and give her some more love.  She is an awesome person and I am grateful I was to be able to hang with her in January.  If you haven’t seen her interview with me when I was in America you can here.



Perth based Alternative Rockers Scarlet Drive have just released their debut EP
‘Echoes Of Apprehension’, which premiered yesterday via Pile Rats.

The band kick off a run of national tour dates on October 4th at The Rosemount Hotel, Perth.

Scarlet Drive blend elements of Punk, Funk and Reggae to carve their unique Alternative Rock sound.

The band kicked off 2018 with the release of single ‘Ceto’. The release received stellar reviews from Triple J Unearthed, AAA Backstage, Listen Here Reviews and many more.

The single was quickly aired on over 50 radio stations throughout Australia.

They quickly followed up with the release of single ‘Abusement Park’, which was premiered through Happy Mag and received positive attention from blogs throughout the world. The single reached Number 1 on the Triple J Unearthed Punk Charts.

Scarlet Drive recently released music video ‘Sad Robot’ which was premiered via Scenestr.

New EP ‘Echoes Of Apprehension’ is available for purchase on all major online stores.

“Ceto has resulted in is a perfect fusion of modern music stylings”

AAA Backstage



October 4th – Rosemount Hotel, Perth, WA

Tickets available at | 18+ only

October 10th – Crown & Anchor, Adelaide, SA

Free Entry | 18+ only

October 11th – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC

Tickets available at | 18+ only

October 17th – Rad Bar, Wollongong, NSW

Tickets available at | 18+ only

October 18th – Oxford Art Factory Gallery Bar, Sydney, NSW

Tickets available at | 18+ only

October 19th – Heya Bar, Brisbane, QLD

Free Entry | 18+ only

October 21st – The Shared, Yandina, QLD

Free Entry | 18+ only

So Energizer are making mobile phones now. well a company called Avenir Telecom are making them under license. I currently already use their cables and cases. Can get them here in Australia at Woolworths. but the phones no. The Power Max P600s looks way cool.  It’s an android phone with 7.0 on it. My oneplusone phone currently only has 6.0 and I can’t upgrade it. 4500 mah battery life and a Mediatek helio p25 Octa-Core 2.5 Ghz  CPU.

Your choice of ram and storage. 32gb of storage gets you 3GB of ram. 64gb of storage gets you 6gb of Ram. Dual sim and extra storage up to 256gb. Type C charging port but for me the most thing is that is still has a head phone jack. I still use headphones with a cord. 18:9 screen. Dual main cameras and one front facing camera. The phone looks cool and I for one would love to see them in Australia.