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Sara Storer – live in-store, June 27th, 12:45pm *Thursday show*

The land, family and an innate and empathetic understanding of what it is to live in Australia are themes that run strongly through the songs on Sara Storer’s latest album, Raindance.

On Raindance, Sara resumed her working relationship with Matt Fell, who produced her last three albums. This time around she has brought new sonic elements to the record, which Matt completed at his LoveHZ Studios in Sydney, with drums and guitars engineered by Shane Nicholson at his Central Coast studio.

Sara continues to be one of the most assured and honest songwriters that this country has produced. She chronicles the weathered ground beneath our feet and the joy and tribulations of love and devotion. The best country music documents real life in vivid poetic terms and built on honesty and well-honed songwriting. Raindance does just that.

Sarah will be playing a special Thursday lunchtime show at Basement Discs to celebrate the launch of Raindance, accompanied by her brother Greg. And of course she will be signing copies post performance – please join us for what is sure to be a very special experience!

Four Lions – Live In-Store June 28th, 12:45pm!


Bendigo outfit Four Lions ply their trade in a potent brand of Americana that fuses roots, rock and alt-country. Impressively, Hard Days is their fourth album in four years, recorded over a fortnight last July at Melbourne’s Head Gap Studios by Finn Keane.

Lead guitarist Keith MacQueen said the band had spent a lot of time crafting Hard Days and had produced a broader sound than that of any of their previous efforts. “The new album is going to be a real cornucopia of music – a real mix of styles and almost tributes to the influences band members had growing up like the Go Betweens, Church and other bands like that. Frontman Shann Lions adds, “I wanted to make an album that wasn’t rushed, but sonically was an amalgamation of everything we had done previously.”

Sure to please fans of Wilco, Tom Petty and Ry Cooder, it’s the classic music of small towns with only a couple of bitumen options, a wonderful gelling of influences and a damn good time!

Having just successfully completed a national tour with the full band, Shann and Keith are keeping the good momentum going while their drummer is overseas. They will be playing stripped-back versions of Four Lions material for us at Basement Discs (and signing copies of Hard Days after!) before Shann heads off for the following Victorian shows solo, in support of Geelong singer-songwriter Nathan Seeckts:

Friday, June 28 (evening): Merri Creek Tavern, 8pm
Saturday, June 29 (afternoon): The Lost Ones Basement Bar, Ballarat, 3pm
Saturday, June 29 (evening): Entree Music Bar, Bendigo, 8:30pm
Sunday, June 30 (afternoon): The Taproom, Castlemaine, 2pm