Indigo FM has released it’s hotly anticipated new playlist version 17.0 in recent days and again it’s set to sparkle on the airwaves with it’s customary freshness and diversity of musical styles.
This latest playlist comprises 782 songs by over 620 different artists with Australian content clocking in at an impressive 60% as has been the norm, since the very first playlist back in September 2014.
Independent musicians the world over have been arguably among the hardest hit in the COVID19 shutdown and Indigo FM again proudly champions the music of this sector of the industry.
There’s plenty of quirky moments with the modern day ode to drinking at pubs – “Eastern Standard Time” by Our Carlson and a classic word jazz piece from the late 50’s “My Baby” by Ken Nordine guaranteed to bring a wry smile to listeners faces. Longest song is Sampa The Great’s “The Return” clocking in at 9:18 followed closely by Dan Kelly’s “On The Run” at 9:12. At the other end of the scale, Melbourne/NAARM artist Dannika has the shortest track with “Horses” running for just 1:31.
Local musicians as well as those with links to North East Victoria feature prominently with tracks from the likes of Jenny Biddle, Luke Sinclair, Paul Dyason, Nic Jean, Chloe Jade, The Northern Folk, Godspeed Brotherman, Elissa Pernu, Eastbound Buzz, Joel Havea, Gretta Ziller, Matt Ortiz, Toby Mobbs, Candice McLeod, Tash Fenton, This Way North, Fanny Lumsden and Julian James all have tracks on Playlist 17.0.
We’re also proud to include new music from Lindsey Harder and ASHA who were section winners of Indigo Shire’s 2020 Youth Songwriting Competition.
Each artist has a maximum of 2 songs on the Playlist and all music is sourced from presenters at the volunteer run local radio station as well as from various record labels and free music sources such as Triple J Unearthed – the latter resource has supplied around 100 songs from current day emerging independent artists. Also we work closely with a number of independent labels and publicists to access music and these include Remote Control, Cooking Vinyl, Poison City Records, This Much Talent, AAnthologies, Ruckus PR, Spunk Records, Kick Push PR, Chapter Music, Dashville, Mistletone and a host of others.
Our playlist is the default between pre-recorded and live radio shows and is changed over every 6-8 months by the station’s Programming team.
You can tune into it anywhere you can get internet reception via the media player on our website (click the play controls on the media player section on this webpage) or alternatively the “old skool” way via the 88.0 FM signal in the townships of Beechworth, Tangambalanga or Yackandandah.
Click Playlist 17.0 to view the complete listing.