Introducing Australia’s secret pop sensation, Mari Jean. Her debut album, ‘Restless Heart’ available now on iTunes, presents a journey through the emotions of a young woman searching for her own identity while wrestling with the consuming nature of love. The video for the lead single, How it Feels is shot by acclaimed cinematographer Susan Stitt, with a hotly intimate lens that reveals an exposed and compelling vulnerability.
The album ‘Restless Heart’ offers an accomplished body of work with a pop artist whose sensibilities range from the youthful pop of Broken Doll, to the cinematic atmospheric stylings of the stunning One of a Kind. Dance pop is also a natural habitat for this artist with the chillout vibe of Let it Go, and the catchy You Got Me which is bound to tickle the airwaves beyond these shores. Such tracks are connected by a range of pop ballads that chart the emotional journey of a young woman in love and life, at once vulnerable yet finding strength in the resolution expressed in her lead single How it Feels: “I’m the one who makes my own destiny”. Mari Jean is in the driver’s seat and from the sound and style of this album, she will go far.
‘Restless Heart’ CD is due out November 30. The digital album release and the lead single, How it Feels is out now on iTunes.
MARLENE CUMMINS CELEBRATES DOUBLE DEBUT on JUNE 12 with ALBUM LAUNCH for KOORI WOMAN BLUES and FILM SCREENING for BLACK PANTHER WOMAN
MARLENE CUMMINS, Australia’s foremost Indigenous blues musician and writer releases her debut full-length album, KOORI WOMAN BLUES on Thursday 12th June through GoSet Music and iTunes. To celebrate, Marlene will be playing a live band show at THE LAIR at the METRO THEATRE, 624 George St Sydney on Thursday 12th June at 8pm.
The live show will be held immediately following the worldwide film premiere of BLACK PANTHER WOMAN, directed and produced by RACHEL PERKINS (Bran Nue Dae, Mabo, Redfern Now) for Blackfella Films/SBS, screening as part of the Sydney Film Festival at Event Cinema 9, George St Sydney at 6 pm on June 12.
BLACK PANTHER WOMAN tells the story of Marlene Cummins’ time as a member of the short- lived Black Panther Party in Australia, part of a global black revolutionary movement. Forty years later Marlene is invited to speak at a conference of ex-Panthers in New York, and this gives her an opportunity to finally share her memories and in doing so, deal with her demons.
There will be a 20 minute Q&A session with Marlene Cummins and Rachel Perkins following the film at 7.15 pm, after which Marlene will head across the road to treat her audience to a Marlene Cummins KOORI WOMAN BLUES live show. The show celebrates the double debut of the film and album on the same day.
To support the release, the song THE BLUES IT KNOWS YOUR NAME, taken from the album is released to radio May 12. Inspired by Marlene’s life, the song was written for her by Murray Cook, Marlene’s long time music colleague and friend. THE BLUES IT KNOWS YOUR NAME also appears over the closing credits of the film, BLACK PANTHER WOMAN.
METRO THEATRE BOX OFFICE for KOORI WOMAN BLUES SHOW: Phone 9550 3666 SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL TICKETS for BLACK PANTHER WOMAN: CLICK HERE
DEWOLFF release their new album GRAND SOUTHERN ELECTRIC May 2nd available on iTunes and through MGM at all good record stores and online through the GoSet Music Store. A perfect blend of great song writing and next level riffery combined with some of the grooviest drum grooves known to man all topped by a stellar vocal performance by Pablo van de Poel.
Produced by Grammy award winner Mark Neill at Soil Of The South Studios in Valdosta, Gerogia it sounds like a classic. Tone Deaf asked the band to take us through track-by-track on how each song came to be and the experience they had working with Neill. Click here to listen to the album stream and read the band’s track-by-track comments.