Posts tagged NSW
This brand of singer/songwriter with a voice as soothing as Manuka honey doesn't come around very often. Ladies and gentleman, Matilda Abraham.

Sydney based singer/songwriter Matilda Abraham has a voice so warm and tender, it will stop you in your tracks, slip your trackies on, and tuck you into bed. And now, the independent artist has released a music video for a brand new song called Away that matches her gentle, comforting approach to music.

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Episode 7: The No Frills Twins bless the Internet for their huge success, but Arna and Vanessa Rogers are no flash in the pan, they are legitimate artists, performers and writers. New podcast up now.

Meet Vanessa and Arna Rogers. You will fall in love with their faces, their voices, their youthfulness, and their joy. Going by the stage  name No Frills Twins, their music is modern, poppy and fresh, and the tones their voices produce are so warm and hark back to the 80s. The pair created a YouTube channel in 2012 when they were 17, living in their hometown of Lismore. Arna and Vanessa have ended up being huge internet stars Indeed, you would be hard-pressed to find fault in their musical and artistic sensibilities. They spoke with Music Love editor Julie Kerr. 

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Phebe Starr writes big anthemic pop songs that have captured countless imaginations. And now she's started a record label.

Phebe Starr grew up in a tiny town on NSW's North Coast. Using all her spare time to listen and create music with no training - just a whole lot of artistry and experimentation - gave Phebe her ambitious, songwriting foundation. Vogue magazine and Perez Hilton and a plethora of other media agencies and influencers endorsed Phebe's indie pop gems. With a bagful of successful musical stories tucked away, Phebe relocated to Los Angeles for a few months. Ever on the hunt out for new sounds and muses, she expanded her artistic horizons and dreamt up her current offering, a six track EP entitled Chronicles. Now she's back in Australia. And, in the same manner as her first EP, the music resonates with the zeitgeist. Her first single Feel My Love and its subsequent remix have hit over three million Spotify plays. If that wasn't enough, Phebe has also announced a brand new record label, and has been working with a very exciting and uber talented singer/songwriter named Muki whose first single sky-rocketed within days of being released. In the meantime, Phebe took some time to chat with Music Love about her journey so far, the new album, the new label, and the fact that last week on her mother's farm, a giant python ate a pet guineafowl. Never short on excitement, it would seem. Make sure you listen to her big anthemic pop songs and support a woman who started, literally, with nothing but her dreams. Corny, but true. 

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Honesty is Sarah Humphreys' hook and her multi-faceted voice can belt out or whisper the truth depending on what she wants to say. Either way, we'll keep on listening.

Sarah Humphreys is one of the most honest artists in Australia. Wearing her heart on her sleeve with every note she sings, and with a voice that carries conviction, her fans have watched her artistry unfold over the years. The songstress from NSW's Central Coast has continued to move forward as her musical projects and endeavours continue to reveal more and more of her beautiful, raw self. Honesty remains Sarah Humphreys' hook and her multi-faceted voice can belt out or whisper the truth depending on what she wants to say. Either way, we keep on listening. Sarah took some time out of her life as an artist and mother to talk about art and motherhood, her latest album, and her favourite Australian women in music. 

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The McClymonts are the much loved country trio who have been together for ten years. "We took every opportunity growing up, whether big or small."

Musical sister trio The McClymonts are celebrating ten years together since they were first signed as a group act. Growing up in NSW's Grafton, basking in country music, the three have embarked on a life in the studio and on the stage, both as a team and as individuals. . Their harmonies are iconic, their tunes are uplifting, and their fans are spread far and wide. As time as gone on, marriages, babies, and individual career opportunities have been par for the course, and life together as a family and a musical act is imaginably not without its challenges. Yet through the ups and the downs, The McClymonts have stuck it out and emerge happily to present their fifth full length record Endless. Middle sister Sam McClymont, who has also has been busy as a television presenter on Getaway as well as hosting Farmer Wants A Wife, took some time to chat with Music Love about their new album, how happy they all are at present, with some advice for aspiring musicians.

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Wendy Matthews' advice to artists: stay true to who you are, no matter what anyone says

It was 1982 in Los Angeles when Australian Glen Shorrock was recording his debut album Villain of the Peace. He met twenty something Canadian singer Wendy Matthews who had been travelling across North America and Mexico busking after leaving home at just 16. Wendy had settled in LA, working as a session vocalist and jewellery maker (which she still is today - more on that later). Glenn asked Wendy to sing as a background vocalist on his album. It was that moment that would lead Wendy Matthews to Australia's shores on his subsequent six-week Australian tour, where she would stay and become the musical icon that we are all proud of today. 

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