Our Female Feature Album and Video for September is the eagerly awaited My Queen Alternative Singer Songwriter Album.
“My Queen” sees the return of a truly talented Aussie singer/songwriter, Diana Anaid.
Co-written with longtime guitarist Nathan Correy, My Queen’s 11 songs reveal the tremendous personal and musical growth of the artist with themes of endurance and transformation, capably backed by some of the countries best players and produced by ARIA award winner Steve James (Sex Pistols, Siouxsie and the Banshees).
Diana takes lyrical inspiration from the transgender journey of her sister, with first two singles Can’t Apologise and Better Girl amongst the songs that empathise with her sisters inspiring story.
Her first album in 7 years, with video clip for Can’t Apologise by Rock n Roll Hall of Fame recipient Nick Egan (Oasis, Duran Duran )already premiered on The Music.
My Queen was mastered in the UK by Tim Young ( Massive Attack/Madonna ) and it’s list of impressive contributors help to create the album of Diana’s career.
Sunday 17th September Nimbin Roots Fest (DUO) . 2.30pm Nimbin Bush Theatre stage & 9pm Phoenix Rising Cafe stage
Thursday 12th October The Tivoli, Brisbane Opening for Adam and the Ants
Friday 13th October Enmore Theatre, Sydney Opening for Adam and the Ants
Sunday 15th October The Palais Theatre, Melbourne Opening for Adam and the Ants
Monday 16th October Metropolis, Fremantle Opening for Adam and the Ants
Sunday 22nd October Cruelty Free Festival Sydney Headline act (SOLO)
Wednesday November 1st- Fri 3rd Australian Music Week Cronulla Sydney BAND SHOWCASE SET (TRIO)
Sunday November 12th World Vegan Day Melbourne Headline act (SOLO)
1/Into Your Heart
9/Wish You Well
11/Fallen For You
Our new feature album is the fabulous Sam Buckingham’s new album The Water – heading out to cafes for June to coincide with the start of her 3 month National Tour, just scroll down to this pages footer for the amazing title track video as well….
Four time finalist in the International Songwriting Competition, Sam has graced the stages of Australia’s premier music festivals and played alongside the likes of Katie Noonan, Megan Washington and Lior. At once a seasoned performer and an exciting emerging talent in Australia’s burgeoning singer/songwriter and Americana scenes, Sam Buckingham’s new album ‘The Water’ speaks true to the core of her reputation as an authentic and prolific songwriter, each song rich with intricate storytelling and her timeless and enduring voice.
“Gorgeous and moving… with an authenticity that is undeniable” – The Au Review
The Album is OUT NOW -Get It Here
Sam is on tour RIGHT NOW Throughout JUNE/JULY/AUGUST
Catch her in your town soon – see dates here and click for tix
- Chasing Twilight
- Hand In Hand
- Painted Butterfly
- Awake In A Dream
- Serenade Of The Night Sky
- Looking Back
- Lonely Road
Straalen is an 18-year-old singer songwriter from Queensland’s Gold Coast. Straalen’s life is centred around his music, balanced with his daily life of surfing, with a strong passion for being healthy and fit. Over the past two years Straalen has travelled to Sydney to write with a number of established writers, the result of some of the demo recordings that came out of those writing session was a contract being offered, however Straalen continued to follow an independent path.
In February 2016 he released his first single Be Mine Tonight. The video has been viewed over 250,000 times on Facebook & YouTube and the song has achieved 700,000 streams on Spotify alone.
His second single Help is set to be released on 25th November and will be accompanied by a stunning video shot on the Central Coast of NSW. Help is the second track that features on the SoundsLikeCafé November digital.
“I want to develop as acredible singer songwriter. I love creating music that I believe in”.
Straalen will begin touring and performing live after the release of the single. He has his sights set on developing as an artist and eventually taking his music internationally. Straalen is all about his music and surfing. Check out his new single Help.
Find ‘HELP’ here:
The Soundslikecafe August playlist has received a warm welcome in cafes featuring these terrific artists
Cafes have mentioned they love the variety of genres on this one but still creating a consistent new music experience for their customers…
Slow Club UK – Female Vocal Chill meets Indie
Josh Johnstone – Perth – Indie Folk Rock
Tailor Birds – Melbourne – Avant Garde feat Electric Violin
Knox – Fiji – Blues with his signature silky smooth voice
Steve Rivera USA- Ambient Piano
The Mezcaltones Sydney- think the Pulp Fiction Soundtrack – a La Dick Dale…
After being based in Melbourne and touring throughout the east coast of Australia, he USA, Europe, and Asia in his various bands for several years, Josh moved back to his home town of Fremantle in 2012. For the past 12 months, Josh has been busy in the studio writing and recording his debut album ‘Call in Whispers’ with Eskimo Joe’s Joel Quartermain. The now completed album was released in April 2016 and is by far Josh’s best work to date. Two singles from the album have just been released; ‘Rain Dancer’ and ‘Front Light’ both of which you will find online with a little help from Google… and if you don’t, then you will just have to go and see it performed live.
Get the new album here:
iTunes – itunes.apple.com/call-in-whispers
CD Baby – cdbaby.com/callinwhispers
Spotify – open.spotify.com/callinwhispers
- Walls (3:53)
- Change Like The Weather (3:41)
- Brave Tin Soldiers (3:58)
- Rain Dancer (3:51)
- Call in Whispers (3:29) (Explicit)
- Front Light (3:16)
- Radiate (3:40)
- Only Way I Know (3:12) (Explicit)
- She’s a Hurricane (3:31)
- Castaways (4:07)
Hailing from Adelaide, Julie-Anne Marshall is a late comer to the music world and has self-funded and independently released her debut album, ‘Bluebird’. Growing up Julie-Anne used poetry to express herself and deal with situations in her life, but it wasn’t until her 30’s that she decided to follow her passion for music. She performed with bands around Adelaide working on her performing and song writing skills making the piano her instrument. Her vocal style is earthy yet ethereal – to connect, uplift, heal, that’s the power and purpose of her songs.
- BLUEBIRD (3:45)
- SOMETHING ABOUT YOU (4:19)
- RUNNING MAN (3:52)
- SUPERHERO (5:33)
- SERENDIPITY (3:17)
- WONDERFUL WAY (3:47)
- WILD WOMAN (3:43)
- NOW FRIEND OF MINE (3:25) English/French
- ADELAIDE AUTUMN (4:39)
- GONE (3:50)
CD: Clarity Records – http://clarityrecords.net
Checkout the Video for Something About You