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HEART BREAK Lady An­te­bel­lum Capi­tol/ Univer­sal www.get­mu­sic.com.aug

Lady An­te­bel­lum, one of the lead­ing coun­try groups in the US, has re­leased seven al­bums, in­clud­ing Heart Break,B kh the trio’s first new re­lease in three years. Hil­lary Scott takes lead vo­cals on the ti­tle track, while Charles Kel­ley steps up for ‘You Look Good’, a song that could eas­ily slot into the pop-rock genre. Scott takes over again for the gor­geous bal­lad ‘Hurt’, and she joins forces with Kel­ley on the in­spi­ra­tional ‘Good Time To Be Alive’. ‘Teenage Heart’ is equally vi­brant, while the duet ‘Home’ is an en­joy­able emo­tive coun­try song. In search of a fresher sound, Lady An­te­bel­lum recorded part of the al­bum in Cal­i­for­nia, re­cruit­ing pop pro­ducer and mu­si­cian Bus­bee, a move that has paid div­i­dends.

FROM THE BOT­TOM OF A WELL Brad Butcher In­de­pen­dent www.brad­butcwww.brad­butcher.com

From The Bot­tom Of A Well is the third al­bum for Queens­land born and bred singer-song­writer Brad Butcher. It’s eas­ily his most com­plete work, aided by an A-list of pro­duc­ers, in­clud­ing Matt Fell and Sam Hawk­sley and a sup­port­ing cast, most notably US singer-song­writer Kim Richey on back­ing vo­cals. Recorded be­tween Syd­ney and Nashville, Butcher sings of life ex­pe­ri­ences. His father Norman, a former cane field worker, was the in­spi­ra­tion be­hind ‘Well Dressed Man’, while the hand-clap­ping ‘Crawl, Beg & Cry’ is a song about stick­ing to your guns. How­ever, the his­tor­i­cal ‘Glas­gow Train’ is the most in­trigu­ing track on the al­bum. Re­fresh­ingly, Butcher has re­sisted the urge to adopt a south­ern US ac­cent, his vo­cals re­tain­ing an hon­est qual­ity.

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