OK Moon. Australia’s new supergroup have over 250 Million+ streams on Spotify and 157K MONTHLY LISTENERS! Pumped to launch this week’s double podcast feature with my home-boy, OK Moon’s Hayden Calnin!
We dive into OK Moon’s Taylor Swift connection, the project management tools Hayden uses to manage his time, how he carves out time for himself as a prolific artist and music producer for some of Australia’s top independent artists and the family that are Nettwerk Music, the Canadian record label Hayden recently signed to, his brand new solo EP and ‘A Life You Would Choose’ tour, which drops in November, and much, much more.
Over the next 2 weeks, OK Moon launch their album Down Under and I can’t wait! Get this in your ears!
PODCAST – #70 Tigertown – SXSW podcast – Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet
“It won’t happen overnight, but it will happen” 😉
With 2.6M+ plays of their ‘Lonely Cities’ single in the past 7 weeks since it’s release and their 2nd SXSW appearance in just 2 years, Tigertown are taking the world by storm. Very exciting times!
I’m almost certain that one of the key reasons that Tigertown are one of the hottest Aussie pop acts floating around the music scene at the moment is that they are family. The band consists of 3 siblings and a husband and wife – and the way that they interact with each other when together just warms my heart. Cheeky banter, supportive and loving all at the same time.
In today’s thoroughly inspiring and enlightening podcast, we explore the impact that Johnny Cash, Michael Jackson and their dad have made on their collective lives, each of their earliest ever memories, Spotify, Apple Music and music piracy, travelling in Rajasthan (India), mastering your craft and staying true to your dreams.
And did I tell you about the ‘Lonely Cities’ EP? Wicked uplifting jams perfect for that beautiful, summer road trip! Get on it!
And let’s get into this podcast!
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Tigertown perform live at The Aussie BBQ #SXSW in Austin (Tx).
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Super show & with Ali enjoying a month-long residency at The Toff In Town (Melbourne), Hot & Delicious hit The Toff again last week to capture images of her live set, supported by Jumpin Jack and Lands.
Stream/Buy Ali Barter’s beautiful ‘Trip’ EP re-release below & get down to her show.
Soothing, softly-spoken vocals & dreamy folk sounds.. Pleasure awaits..
For more Dan Soderstrom images head to Söderstream
“I’ve finally come to terms with the fact that I’m a white guy who sings soul music” – Sun Rai (Rai Thistlethwayte).
Where’s Rai been of late? LA.. that’s where baby! Yep, that’s right.. under the moniker of Sun Rai, Thirsty Merc frontman Rai Thistlethwayte is now living in California and embarking on the next stage of his career.
Blossoming from the cocoon like the butterfly of re-invention Sun Rai’s first foray into the international market is ‘Pocket Music’. This collaboration with Aaron Sterling (Regina Spektor, John Mayer) sees Rai return to the piano (his first love) and a handful of beautiful, uplifting pop/soul jams which he is currently showcasing around America on a national USA tour.
With the release of launch single ‘San Francisco Street’ I fell in love with Sun Rai’s latest sound and I for one am looking forward to jetting back to California to see him perform live in L.A.
“I’d love for people to be able to take this with them and want to hear it over and over again,” Rai concludes. “And, if it happens to help someone on their journey in life, that would be truly amazing.”
Yes sir.. this EP made my week & I’m excited to share it with all of you..
Hot on the heels of a foray into solo territory, Caity Fowler (formerly of Playwrite) has announced her inspirational debut EP – ‘Whitelight Blackdog’.
I first met Caity Fowler a short while back at Golden Plains Music Festival and was immediately struck by her warmth, giving nature and positive energy, so it was a surprise for me to discover that like many young Australians, Caity has battled on and off with depression since she was a teenager. Having been affected by depression myself when I was younger and in more recent years by the struggles of family members, this is a topic that is close to mine own heart.
What I love about Caity is that this Melbourne-based singer/songwriter is now using her positive energies to shine a light on dark times. I was blown away 2 weeks ago by her openness onstage at The Evelyn Hotel when discussing the inspiration for her latest batch of music. ‘Whitelight Blackdog’ is a beacon of hope designed to start the conversation around a subject that has for too long been considered taboo, so that all of us affected may realize that we’re not alone.
“The secrecy and taboo that surrounds mental illness even in this day and age create shame and embarrassment. I may never learn to be proud of my suffering but I am proud of my resilience.”
– Caity Fowler
Listen to & download the first single ‘Beautiful Girls’ below, watch the vid, drop by her social channels to say hi (Facebook, Twitter) and contribute to Caity Fowler’s ‘Whitelight Blackdog’ pozible campaign.
I’m proud of you, Caity. Love you! ❤