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Today Marks Aly Cook’s Birthday and the release of her 3rd Studio album ‘Caught in the Middle’
Cook has plenty to Celebrate as both her pre-release and first single Red Dirt Road Trip come on to several independent music charts, her release is feathered onto Australia's Itunes New Releases and a number of great reviews come out.
Over the past 3 years Aly has established a friendship and writing partnership with producer and former Angels member Graham ‘Buzz’ Bidstrup and his wife Kay Bidstrup, who were also both founding members of iconic 80’s band GANGgajang. The songs from their writing sessions form the basis of Aly’s new album ‘Caught in the Middle’. The record is a captivating mix of Country, Blues, Roots and Atmosphere, that also includes a co-write with renowned Golden Guitar winner Allan Caswell and three covers, initially recorded by Aly for the up coming Asquith Sessions no.3 .
'Caught in the Middle' was produced by Buzz Bidstrup and recorded in Australia at Asquith Studios Sydney. Helping Buzz to record and mix was David Nicholas, a multi ARIA award winning producer / engineer whose resume lists credits on hit Australian and International albums including INXS, Jimmy Barnes and Sir Elton John. The musicians featured on the record include legendary Australian session musicians including members of ‘The Tracking Crew’ with Buzz on drums (The Angels, The Party Boys, Jimmy Barnes) , Rick Melick on keyboards (Jimmy Little, Joe Bonamassa), James Gillard on bass guitar (Mondo Rock, Mental as Anything) and the late Glen Hannah, a master guitarist who has appeared on many great Australian albums, and who sadly passed away during the recording of this album. Others to lend their talent were Dean Ray ( of X factor) on acoustic guitar, Clive Harrison bass (Kush, Little River Band reunion albums), violinist George Washingmachine and John Kaldor on pedal steel. Asquith Sessions featured vocalist Jon Abo joined Aly, Buzz & Kay Bidstrup on backing vocals and for a special treat, two songs feature guest vocals from a long time friend of Aly’s, multi award winning recording artist Sharon O’Neill.
‘Caught in the Middle’ is through SBD Music , a partnership between Buzz Bidstrup, David Nicholas and Australian Music Industry stalwart Sebastian Chase owner of MGM Distribution in Sydney, Australia’s largest independent music distributor.The album is now accessible for reviewers and Aly available for media engagements. Cook launches the album at Mildura Country Music Festival 27th Sept - 6th Oct, Canterbury Country Spring Fling at Canterbury Hurlstone RSL Sydney on 10th of Oct & Tasmanian Independent Country Music Awards 19th Oct. Aly will return to NZ and be available to NZ Media in Auckland 24th and 25th of October before heading off on a short tour with NZ Cricket Legend/Singer Songwriter John Wright & The Souwesters which includes appearances at the Tauranga Arts Festival on Oct 30th, Auckland North Shore Rugby Club Benefit Concert Oct 31st and a charity event for North Canterbury Wellness Trust on Nov 1 at Rangiora Town Hall.
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If you head down to Hollywood CA, make sure you'll check out one of its new growing attractions: Luna13.
The first Bass Music duo to gain some well-deserved recognition in the Metal scene, with its peculiar blend of the two genres and a mesmerizing dark performance by vocalist and Burlesque dancer Lilith Bathory, a Luna13 show is a one-of-a-kind experience.
Returning from a very successful tour with horrorcore, rap artist Razakel, Luna13 have a lot to celebrate.
"The response was great," Dr Luna, the producer sharing the stage with Lilith, explains.
"Audiences were very impressed with our project and said they had never heard anything like that!"
Luna13's sound is quite peculiar indeed. It is Bass Music but it is also Black Metal. Luna 13 has now successfully created a brand new form of Metal. Lilith Bathory's hypnotical vocals perfectly fit with the controversial themes brought up in the songs.
"Both the audience and the venues were captivated by Lilith's beautifully dark stage presence."
Dr Luna explains how a sound engineers on their tour were impacted by this new sound and in Houston, TX seemed really skeptical at their arrival on stage seeing a DJ Facade with a large Baphomet on front.
"I have to listen to this DJ crap again tonight - he said to me, but he walked up and apologized after our show, stating how our performance was the best he had ever seen on that stage and sonically he never heard anything like that.”
Dr. Luna explains how the response from the audience was consistent throughout the whole tour, encouraging the duo to keep pursuing its original and innovative vision: the creation of a new brand of Metal, Black/Bass/Metal!
Singer and songwriter, Dean Lewis is originally from Sydney. He was inspired by the band Oasis while watching their live DVD in 2005, Lewis confesses he spent five years listening to every Oasis song and watching every single video they made ‘til he found his very own language and learned how to write songs.
He debuted in September of 2016 with his first digital single "Waves" in which he talks about how life gets ‘less exciting’ while one grows older. The song was released under the Island Records Australia label, the track was featured in several American TV shows like Suits, Shadowhunters and Riverdale.
"Waves" peaked at position 12 on the Australian ARIA charts receiving a triple platinum certification; it also received five nominations at the ARIA Music Awards in 2017, including "Song of the Year" and "Breakthrough Artist". The EP Same Kind of Different that would feature "Waves" and other hits like "Lose My Mind" and "Chemicals" was released on April 28 th of 2017 landing at 27th position on the Australian Albums Charts.
In June of 2018 Lewis released what would be his first number one single "Be Alright" which stood at first position for five consecutive weeks earning a certification of quadruple platinum by ARIA, the single also received platinum certifications in Canada, New Zealand and Sweden. It also entered in the top 10 charts in countries like Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland and Norway. This is also his very first single to chart on the United States’ Billboard Charts.
Dean Lewis is currently working on his first full length album, scheduled to be released sometime in 2019.
Don’t miss Dean Lewis on his official social networks to stay tuned for updates, further releases, tour dates and more!