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Sounds of the South West

7 Feb


Goodies, Showcase

WAM and Celebrate WA are pleased to announce the Sounds of the South West CD, a compilation featuring newly recorded, exclusive material from artists based in WA’s South West, will be launched at the incredible Emergence Creative Festival as part of their Launch on Wednesday 19 February at the beautiful Margaret River Shire building space.

This is the fifth edition in the WAM-produced ‘Sounds of’ series, which has in the past recorded and released material from musicians located in the Pilbara, Shark Bay, Tom Price and Wiluna. On the upcoming release of the Sounds of the South West CD project coordinator Claire Hodgson commented, “We’re absolutely thrilled to be releasing the Sounds of the South West CD at Emergence. The CD will be distributed to advertising, synchronisation and creative heavyweights at the festival, including none other than the music supervisor to Game of Thrones, PJ Bloom. The Sounds of the South West CD will also be distributed nationally, with the artists walking away with a high quality recording of their track and free recording time. So it’s a fantastic opportunity for our south west artists to get their music out there.”

Recorded at Sonic Lolly Studios in Margaret River throughout January 2014, the compilation features 10 tracks from 9 outstanding South West musicians who reflect many aspects of the region’s cultural landscape. The CD begins with a spine-tingling Welcome to Country, performed by Warangka Band from Bunbury, who have also contributed Koora to the CD. Rising Australian country music star and Eaton songwriter Codee-Lee provides a rollicking country pop number Ain’t Got Time For That, WAM Song of the Year 2011 Regional Winner Junior Bowles from Boyanup contributes the stirring Saviour, fellow blues and roots artist and SOTY 2011 & 2013 nominee Tracey Barnett from Bridgetown penned Alive (AKA Home), whilst the Jeff Buckley-esque stylings of Latehorse takes the CD to a heartfelt and introspective place. Dunsborough rockers Dallas Royal bring a heavier sound to the mix with Swingers, and Margaret River lads the Bloody Hollys take things up a notch with their rockabilly punk. Also adding to the incredible diversity of the CD is renowned South West bluesman Scott Wise with his act Ten Cent Shooters. Yallingup-based DJ/producer Swami Adima chills things out with instrumental Song In Sea.

More info on the launch here.
Listen to the compilation here.

Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and The Arts Australian Government

WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.