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Tripling water harvesting may leave local communities dry

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One from the Heart bringing people together

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Modular homes for flood victims head to Bruns

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Since the release of her debut album in June last year, Kate Martin has been living outside of her musical comfort zone.

After becoming known as a solo folk artist with an acoustic guitar, Kate formed (and re-formed) a band to start playing her own unique brand of experimental pop. The reason for this change was not some life-changing event, although there were more than enough of those.

It wasn’t because of a lack of success – quite the opposite: the album received good radio airplay and press coverage, was a finalist in a number of songwriting competitions, and was used in TV shows, short films and commercials. The catalyst for the turnaround was the chance discovery of an old Stratocaster in a junk shop in her home town of Townsville.

After haggling the price down and falling in love with a new guitar sound, Kate began her transformation. The result of more than 18 months of writing and recording, Kate’s second album features lush, complex instrumentation and layered harmonies complementing Kate’s harp-like fingerpicking guitar.

Apples is the first single from Kate’s new album, due out this month. You can see Kate at the Currumbin Soundlounge this Friday.

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