ASC Alumni News

2 December 2021
Umusic

KARISE EDEN SHARES
EMOTIONALLY CHARGED NEW SINGLE
MY OLD FRIEND

HER FIRST NEW MUSIC IN THREE YEARS

Celebrated Australian artist Karise Eden returns with her first new music of 2021. The self-penned single “My Old Friend” is a track which showcases her exceptional vocal and song writing skills.  It is the first track to come from a new EP set for release in early 2022.

Download / stream MY OLD FRIEND.

The emotionally charged, rhythmic song starts gently, building to a mighty crescendo. It has an intensely personal feel to it, as Karise explains:

My Old Friend. There is a lot of raw, honest power in that track.  It is still painful for me to sing. I’d hope that anyone who has lost someone they love, can find comfort in this song. Grief is a tricky emotion to experience but know that you are not alone. I’d hope you could listen, raise a glass and remember those we love so dearly that are no longer with us.” 

It has been three years since Karise released any new music, this new track book-ending with her third solo album ‘Born To Fight’, which was released in November 2018.

“My Old Friend” outlines subject matter that people will be able to relate to in different ways.  It’s a journey of loss, acceptance, growth and ultimately coming full circle.

Karise Eden has spent the last few years working through the process of gaining freedom and independence as an artist. With her new music she can communicate directly with her fans and do things her way, in a manner which is meaningful and significant.  Welcome, “My Old Friend”.

Shooting to fame at the age of 19 with a viral audition video that now has over 40 million views on YouTube, Karise Eden went on to release her debut album which broke sales records and made chart history.

Karise started playing guitar at thirteen years of age, and also picked up the double bass at the same time. Her debut album My Journey shot straight to #1 on the national ARIA Chart, was certified double platinum and went on to become the biggest selling album by an Australian artist in 2012. In New Zealand the album debuted at #3 and was certified gold.

Karise made ARIA Chart history in the same year when she took out the top three spots on the singles chart with #1 ‘Stay With Me Baby’, #2 ‘Hallelujah’ and #3 ‘I Was Your Girl’, with single ‘You Won’t Let Me’ at #5. Karise was the first artist to achieve this in Australia since The Beatles held the Top 6 to themselves back in 1964.

In 2014 Karise’s second album Things I’ve Done was released and featured lead singles ‘Dynamite’ and ‘Loneliness’. The album debuted at #5 on the ARIA Chart, achieved gold sales status and was followed up by sold out shows around the country.


1 November 2021
APRA AMCOS / BMI / ASC News

Lindsay Rimes, has joined the APRA AMCOS 1,000,000,000 List for clocking up over a billion streams with his co-write on Kane Brown's 'Heaven'.

Lindsay has also won two awards in the BMI Country Music Awards category for Songwriters & Publishers for the Most Performed Songs of the year with 'Cool Again' (Kane Brown) and 'Lonely If You Are' (Chase Rice). Lindsay, you're an inspiration and we are all so proud of you!

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30 October 2021
Authority Magazine/ ASC News

Multi-talented artist, Susan Muranty, gained some excellent press with a great interview in Authority Magazine where she shares Five Things You Need to Shine in the Music Industry. The article was printed ahead of the release of her new hit single, 'Silent Night (River of Stars)' which debuted at #1 on the iTunes Singer-Songwriter charts. The song is a new take on the Christmas classic, co-written with long-time producer and fellow ASCer, Sven Tydeman. Congratulations, Susan (and Sven!)

The music video for Silent Night (River Of Stars) debuts on You Tube on December 6.


 

1 November 2021
Triple J Unearthed

Meet Molly Millington, the creative force behind some of the year's best pop uploads

Hot off the back of supporting Thelma Plum on tour this year, eclectic Indie Pop artist, Molly Millington, also got some great publicity recently as the Triple J Unearthed 'Feature Artist of the Week'.

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20 October 2020
The AU Review

Alex Hosking on 'Fake Friends', writing for other artists, and her solo project.

ASC2016 alumni, Alex Hosking, is making a huge splash in the music industry with her collaborations and solo projects.

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May 19, 2019
Clemson World (USA)

US Audiences love 'Something Very Fishy'

ASCer, Kathy Prosser, has taken her brilliant marine environment awareness show to American schools, and its a resounding success.

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14 February, 2019
Newcastle Herald

Karise Eden is fighting fit and ready to rock on regional tour

Karise Eden didn’t let a motorbike accident, knee surgery and two broken vertebrae stop her from performing at the Opera House on Australia Day.

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