NEW MUSIC: SALLY-ANNE WHITTEN ‘THE LIFE YOU LEFT BEHIND’...

  NEW MUSIC: ‘THE LIFE YOU LEFT BEHIND’ – SALLY-ANNE WHITTEN It’s been over three years since the last musical offering from Sally-Anne Whitten, so the release of ‘The Life You Left Behind’ comes with much anticipation. The Tamworth born & raised artist draws on tragic personal experience for this track that she began writing a couple of years ago. A routine trip to the supermarket trigged an emotional outpouring that lead to the realisation of how deep and difficult grief really is. Sally-Anne wondered if we ever really get of the loss of a loved one and wondered why, as non-permanent beings we seem to struggle with the concept of death so much. The artist muses, “It never gets any easier- time doesn’t help, and I thought as a child that being an adult would make it easier to cope. Sadly, it’s much harder. I had trouble finishing the song, I didn’t want it to be a sad morose piece, so I shelved it for a while”. Following the very unexpected sudden loss of her much-loved 19 year old nephew last year, Sally-Anne found the inspiration to finish what she’d started.  She presses that it’s not meant to be a sad song – a musing of just how hard and fickle grief can really be. Over the years, she has come to know that there’s no escaping it, we just have to learn to ride the waves as they come. Another important realisation is that we were lucky to have these people in our lives in the first place.  “They say we’ll meet again someday, Maybe, I don’t know, We’ll I’d like to think so, but until then, I’ll nurse this heart of mine and try to make some sense of this life,...

NEW VIDEO CLIP FROM IAN BURNS ‘RIDE AWAY’...

  NEW VIDEO CLIP FROM IAN BURNS ‘RIDE AWAY’ WATCH HERE The new video clip ‘Ride Away’ from Ian Burns was created by Paul Denham and his crew, cameraman Murray Tonkin & drone operator Ashely Raphael. Shot at the Scenic Equine Centre in Denham Court, Western Sydney, the clip features Ian’s wife Susie of 28 years and hoofed-pals BHM Mona Lisa and Pegasus. Featured on Ian’s debut album “Want To Sing” and produced by Doug Bruce at Shoo Fly Studios, ‘Ride Away’ was serviced to radio via CRS Publicity #193. Written by Ian about when the stresses of the world get you down, saddling up your horse and riding away. When you feel the wind in your hair you can let your worries just fall away. Ian and his music were recently honoured in The Josie Music Awards – the Nashville based accolades to recognise the work and talent of independent artists in all genres world-wide. Nominated by a radio DJ in the USA, Ian was included in the Traditional Country Music section for categories – Best Male Artist, Male Vocalist Of The Year, Song Of The Year ‘Ride Away’, Video Of The Year ‘Boundary Rider’ and Entertainer Of The year. While Ian didn’t come home with any prizes, he was thrilled to be included and visit Nashville for the very first time – the trip was extended to celebrate Ian and Susie’s wedding anniversary. They took in the sights of the music capital including the Grand Ole Opry and The Ryman Auditorium before heading to Memphis to check out Gibson Guitars and BB King’s Blues Club. Next stop was Texas where they spent the week with Doug Bruce and his family to celebrate Maw Maw’s (Nan) 100th Birthday! Fort Worth saw them visit...

MATT J WARD & THE RISING SONS – DEBUT EP OUT NOW!...

“Matt J Ward & The Rising Sons” is the self-titled debut EP from South Australian artist Matt J Ward and his band. With raw emotion, landscaped stories, catchy hooks, Matt sings of heartbreak, road trips and desert country like a veteran country performer. The new music delivers a unique blend of contemporary Australian alt. country and draws comparisons with Neil Murray, Shane Howard, Corb Lund and Sturgill Simpson. The diverse EP delivers snippets of Nashville, the drive of late 70s Australian rock and swaggering tales of west Texan dive bars. Sitting comfortably in the Alt-country/Americana wing of country music, Matt divides his time between music and his day job of working in national park and wildlife management. His work and music have taken him across Australia and more recently to the desert regions of West Texas. One such journey inspired much of what you hear on the debut EP. ‘Terlingua’ – the focus track on the EP was inspired by the West Texan ghost town of the same name. Once a town supporting a mercury mine, it has since been abandoned and is now home to a host of musicians looking for inspiration from its landscape and characters. Matt wrote this track after he visited in 2015 and ended up playing some shows at the famous Starlight Theatre, where well-known Texan country musicians such as George Goss and Butch Hancock play regularly. Check out a live performance of ‘Terlingua’ HERE FOR ANY MEDIA THAT WOULD LIKE A COPY OF ‘TERLINGUA’  **CONTACT KRISKAT PUBLICITY** The self-titled debut EP features five self-penned tracks which will be familiar to those who attend Matt’s regular “Dive Bars and Bar Flies” shows across South Australia – past shows have featured Fanny Lumsden & Aaron Thomas, upcoming shows will feature Nick...

NEW MUSIC: SHEA FISHER ‘TATTOO’...

‘Tattoo’ is the new single from Shea Fisher. The follow-up to ‘Tough’ (which was released earlier this year) was co-written with fellow Aussie songwriter Phil Barton (Lee Brice, Sara Evans, The McClymonts). At the time of writing the song, Shea recalls, “At this point in my life I was coming out of a relationship. Song writing has always been therapy for me and writing this song was a great way to be able to move on from that relationship. I know we have all been there before, dating someone and dealing with the struggle of forgetting about them and feeling like there is no way to remove that memory”. The linked video clip was shot in Newcastle, NSW while Shea was on one her regular trips back home in Australia. The singer-songwriter divides her time between her home state of Queensland and her now adopted home of Texas USA with calf-roping champion husband Tyson Durfey and their two-week old daughter Praise. Shea was thrilled to work with Duncan Toombs and his creative team at The Filmery, “I loved being able to film this music video back home with another fellow Aussie and be able to release this video not only in Australia but in the US as well”. Video clip coming soon! In between single releases, Shea has been busy performing shows during the US summer and finishing up her new album to be released in 2017. Once the album is released, Shea plans on heading home and performing at some of the bigger festivals. LISTEN TO ‘TATTOO’ HERE FOR ANY MEDIA WISHING TO DOWNLOAD A COPY, PLEASE CONTACT KRISKAT PUBLICITY EMAIL **FEEDBACK WELCOME** KRISKAT PUBLICITY AND ITS ARTISTS ALWAYS WELCOME YOUR FEEDBACK INCLUDING AIRPLAY INFO – ANY INFORMATION YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE IS...

NEW MUSIC: ‘WHITE LINE FEVER’ – NICK PAYNE...

‘WHITE LINE FEVER’ – NEW SINGLE FROM NICK PAYNE ‘White Line Fever’ is the new single from Nick Payne’s debut solo album “Rise Up Like A River”. Co-written with Benn Gunn a long time ago, this is a trucking song. Inspired by 70s trucker slang where you are hypnotised from prolonged night driving. Jy-Perry Banks from The Cruisin’ Deuces adds his musical magic on the pedal steel. This is the third single from the album, following ‘Rising River’ and ‘Old Sydney Town’. “Rise Up Like A River”, features two “sides”. Side A is named Salvation Jane, and side B Paterson’s Curse. All the songs on side A are set in the present, and performed using contemporary instruments (drums, electric guitar, electric bass, electric piano, etc.). The songs on side B are set in the past, and played with traditional, acoustic instrumentation (acoustic guitar, double bass, banjo, fiddle, dobro, etc.) Every song is part of a pair with the equivalent positioned song on the other side. That is, the first song on side A ‘White Line Fever’ is a pair with the first song on side B ‘Old Sydney Town’ (first single) and they share the theme of “hardship”. The themes across the songs are: hardship, revenge, death, repose, loss, and salvation. When Nick first conceived the idea for the project he formed a group of “straight shooters” to guide, and encourage him. That group was Lyn Taylor (his musical and life partner, alongside Nick, Lyn is the lead singer of Sydney-based, bluegrass-inspired band Dear Orphans), Katie Brianna, and Karl Broadie. Karl, especially, provided enormous encouragement and direction to Nick. Nick’s only regret on completing the album is that he was unable to finish it before Karl’s passing from cancer earlier this year. The inside...

NEW MUSIC: ANGELA EASSON ‘LITTLE GIRL DREAMS’...

  DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY OF ‘LITTLE GIRL DREAMS’ HERE (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A MEDIA DOWNLOAD AND YOU WILL NEED A PASSWORD) ‘Little Girl Dreams’ is the third single release from singer-songwriter Angela Easson’s debut album “Wanted”. Written from a child’s perspective, the Adelaide-based artist wanted the song to represent creation and imagination, like playing in a child’s world, where everything is seen through rose coloured glasses. Angela wanted to capture the innocence and oblivion from all the bad stuff that can happen in this world, essentially how children should live. “She’s having little girl dreams, oh little girl dreams of flowers and horses with wings, when she wakes up, things aren’t what they seem, take me back to little girl dreams”, Angela Easson Little Girl Dreams, 2015 Angela’s own little girl dreams started off when she would sing along to the radio complete with plastic microphone. The little voice you hear at the end of the song is her daughter Chloe, both her and son Lachie appear in the soon-to-be-released video clip created by The Filmery. The 2010 CMAA Country Music Academy graduate began singing at the age of 10 when she fell in love with country music after attending her first country music event in Mount Gambier, SA. Moving to Adelaide in 1997, she has worked with many South Australian musicians, branching into different genres including pop, jazz and blues. Angela is an active member in the community, including the lead vocalist for the Onkaparinga Big Band. Angela’s natural song-writing abilities were celebrated in 2010 after winning the South Australian APRA Modern Country Song Of The Year and the South Australian APRA Overall Country Song of The Year with her song ‘Forget To Forget You’. The accolades keep coming as Angela is...

SUCCESS FOR LUELLA’S RETURN...

Luella’s latest single ‘Catherine’ has peaked at #3 on the iTunes Australia Country Top Songs Chart and #5 on the GooglePlay Country Top Songs Chart. Released last week, this is a welcome return for Luella since 2012’s ‘Not Thinking About You’. ‘Catherine’ was written about a friend of Luella’s, based on a scheme conjured up by her husband and the Brisbane-based singer-songwriter. Catherine’s husband wanted to immortalise his wife in song after 36 years of marriage. The song was kept a secret while it was written and recorded over five months. IF YOU HAVEN’T HEARD/DOWNLOADED THE SINGLE YET, HEAD TO: NEW RELEASES (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A PASSWORD PROTECTED DOWNLOAD – EMAIL KRIS@KRISKATPUBLICITY.COM.AU) For further information and/or an interview with Luella, contact: E: kris@kriskatpublicity.com.au | M: 0414 334 348 | Ph: 02 9349...

NEW MUSIC: TONY SMITH ‘CATERPILLAR HEART’...

‘CATERPILLAR HEART’ WAS SERVICED TO RADIO VIA CRS PUBLICITY #192: CLICK HERE ‘Caterpillar Heart’ is the follow-up to ‘Fire Gazer’ and the second single from Tony Smith’s upcoming album “Stir The Embers” due for release, later this year. The song is about the unwavering strength shown in many forms around our great country; the ability to rise every day and keep going in the face of adversity. Born and raised on the lower Darling-Murray basin region at Balcatherine station 45 kms from the historic town of Wentworth, Tony has lived and breathed the land through the good times and bad as any farmer does. Working far and wide to try and make ends meet Tony went from mustering buffalo in the Northern Territory to shearing sheep in most states of Australia and more recently the mining industry as an all-rounder, which means he drives anything. Tony’s songs reflect his life experiences including ‘Shearer’ which was recorded by James Blundell for his 2008 release “Portrait Of A Man”. Tony also enjoyed chart success with ‘Little Desert’ back in 1996. The 18 year gap between music can be explained by some heartbreaking and trying times for Tony and his family – the still-birth of his son Kelsey and his personal cancer battle. In hindsight, Tony believes he should have pushed on with his music career but understandably he wanted to protect his family and music took a back seat. With his kids, Holly and Levi inheriting the musical gene, the time is right for Tony’s own songs and stories to be heard. Tony is currently in the recording studio with his band, Shoestring, putting the final touches to “Stir The Embers”. They will perform at the Patchewollock Music Festival, Oct 14-16 alongside Kristy Cox and Jerry Salley...

NEW MUSIC FROM LUELLA...

‘Catherine’ is the first single from Luella’s new album “Around Me” to be released later this month. Recorded at Pacific International Music, it is a live studio album with five originals and five most requested live gig covers including ‘Leaving On A Jet Plane’, ‘Me And Bobby McGee’ and ‘Hallelujah’. ‘Catherine’ was written about a friend of Luella’s, based on a scheme conjured up by her husband and the Brisbane-based singer-songwriter. Catherine’s husband wanted to immortalise his wife in song after 36 years of marriage. The song was kept a secret while it was written and recorded over five months. When the final product was ready, a plaque with the lyrics and a live performance of the song were presented to Catherine. Luella was awarded the ‘Singer Universe Best Vocalist Of The Month’ with her last release, 2012’s ‘Not Thinking About You’. And previous single ‘Mother’s Love’ enjoyed 12 weeks on the Country Tracks chart. Since then Luella has continued to perform live at many events across Australia including the Tamworth Country Music Festival, Gympie Music Muster, Mud Bulls & Music and the Winton Outback Festival. The artist who grew up in Collinsville, North Queensland, has been performing her style of country blues soul since the age of 13. She’s performed alongside James Blundell, Troy Cassar-Daley, Adam Harvey, Lee Kernaghan and in 2000 she joined The Blue Heeler Band as front woman and continues to work with them today. With her parents support since the early days of performing in the family backyard, Luella realises she was blessed when they would spend their hard earned money and spare time on getting her to gigs and competitions. Before leaving school she had already won two song-writing awards, many ‘battle of the bands’ and had a...

“Missy” debut EP out now – BUY HERE Peaked at #5 on iTunes Australia Country Tops Albums chart Currently #3 on ARIA Country Albums Chart ‘That’s What I’m Talking About’ is #21 on the Country Music Channel Top 50 Missy is currently on tour, catch her at the Gympie Music Muster + more Full details on her OFFICIAL SITE Watch Missy’s performance on Channel 7’s The Morning Show CLICK HERE GET SOCIAL WITH MISSY: FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM For more information/interviews, please contact KrisKat Publicity kris@kriskatpublicity.com.au | 02 9349 5328 | 0414 334...

KEL-ANNE BRANDT RELEASES ‘GRANDMA’, HER FIRST CLIP IN EIGHT YEARS...

https://youtu.be/IoepNc40HLA Inspired by first-hand experience, the NSW Central Coast based artist put pen to paper when she became a ‘grandma’ not once but four times in just a few years. The track was co-written with Roger Corbett, of ‘The Bushwackers’ fame and has been given the video treatment by the award-winning team at The Filmery. You can now request ‘Grandma’ on the Country Music Channel http://bit.ly/Kel-AnneCMC   After filming the clip, Kel-Anne said, “It was very cathartic looking back over old photos and then hectic but a lot of fun filming my grandchildren. It was such a sentimental journey. Hopefully the video clip takes everyone down a happy memory lane”. Interviews with Kel-Anne are available – please contact: info@kel-annebrandt.com https://www.facebook.com/kelannebrandt/ |...

MISSY LANCASTER TO RELEASE HER EP “MISSY” ON FRIDAY JULY 8TH...

VIDEO FOR LATEST SINGLE ‘THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT’ OUT NOW! WATCH HERE  EP NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER: http://smarturl.it/MissyEP Newly signed Australian country singer-songwriter Missy Lancaster will release her EP MISSY, through Sony Music Australia on July 8th. Missy originally released the six song set independently in January this year, debuting at #9 on the ARIA Country Album chart. Now signed to Sony Music Entertainment Australia, the MISSY EP will be re-released and the video for first single ‘That’s What I’m Talking About’ launches today. The infectious country-pop track has already amassed over two months on The Music Network Official Top 20 Country Airplay Chart and was the #1 most played song on the KIX Country Radio network which hits over 40 cities around Australia. Missy travelled to Nashville in October 2015 to write and record the EP with acclaimed songwriter & producer Lindsay Rimes (credits include Troye Sivan, The McClymonts, LoCash). The end result was a mix of songs co-written by Missy including “Don’t Wanna Say Goodnight” (written with Morgan Evans) and songs from some of Nashville’s top songwriters. “I love writing songs,” says Missy, “And I also love the challenge of taking a song by another writer and making it my own. The songs on Missy really suit where I’m at. I’m twenty-one. I’m having fun and my heart is definitely not broken (laughs). These songs. They showcase my personality.” Missy’s sense of fun comes across in spades in the music video for ‘That’s What I’m Talking About’ which was shot on location in Sydney and Nashville. The video shows Missy in the studio writing and recording and having fun on location of a photo shoot. The studio is a place where Missy is spending more and more time as she writes for her first full length album release. Missy has...