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Howzat! Archive - June 8th 2016

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WHOLE LOTTA JOSH
Rosie is a name with a great rock 'n' roll history. Bon Scott celebrated his favourite groupie in Whole Lotta Rosie. Bruce Springsteen implored Rosie to "come out tonight" in Rosalita, and Neil Diamond sang about Cracklin' Rosie. Josh Rennie-Hynes' new single, Rosie, is a sensitive song like Jackson Browne's Rosie. Josh, from Woodford in Queensland, was inspired to write the song when he met his cousin's housemate in Wellington when on tour in New Zealand. Josh's dad is a Kiwi, so he has lots of family in NZ. He says Rosie "is a lovely girl who had been going through a tough time with depression. I wrote this song for her, just to say that it's going to be all right, there's a light at the end of the tunnel." Josh sings: "There was a pain there, hidden in her eyes." The real Rosie has heard Josh's song. "She emailed me right after the single was released to say that she was really touched and it meant a lot to her." Josh likes singing about girls - his debut album, February, featured Lucy and Erin. Rosie is the first single from his second album, Furthermore, which will be out on 26 August. He's playing at the Yarra Hotel on Saturday, 11 June. And after appearing at the Americana festival last year, Josh is looking to relocate to the US next year.


THIS YEAR'S MODELS
Models' biggest hit, Out Of Mind Out Of Sight, entered the US charts 30 years ago this week, peaking at 37. Models - Sean Kelly, Andrew Duffield, Mark Ferrie and Ash Davies - have just announced a September tour. They're playing at Memo Music Hall on 9 September and the Northcote Social Club on 24 September.


WALKER STARTS TO RUN
Howzat!'s favourite song right now is Benny Walker's new single, Oh No You Don't. Benny has taken his songwriting to a new level, and the collaboration with producer Jan Skubiszewski is bearing fruit. Can't wait for the album in August.


HIP HIP
Happy 50th Birthday to Sydney's finest songwriter, Perry Keyes, whose friends surprised him with a party on Monday. Perry is playing at Wesley Anne on 23 July.


HOT LINE
"If I could give you one slice of advice: Honey, this road is long, it'll lead you toward the light" - Josh Rennie-Hynes, Rosie.


CHART WATCH
Flume has two hits in the Top 20.

Say It FLUME (number five)
Never Be Like You FLUME (20)
Cheap Thrills SIA (22)
Dear Life DELTA GOODREM (27)
1955 HILLTOP HOODS (30)
Sound Of Silence DAMI IM (32)
The Fighter KEITH URBAN (33)


Flume scores his second number one album.

Skin FLUME (number one, debut)
Ripcord KEITH URBAN (five)
Classic Carpenters DAMI IM (11)
Untold RATES (14, debut)
Bloom RFS (15)
The Best Of THE WIGGLES (16, debut)
60 Summers GRAEME CONNORS (18)
Pendulum WINTERBOURNE (23, debut)
Rising With The Sun THE CAT EMPIRE (32)
This Is Acting SIA (33)
Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung HILLTOP HOODS (35)
Shift THE LIVING END (36)
Strange Loop PAUL DEMPSEY (37)
Molly Soundtrack VARIOUS (38)
Anthology KATE CEBERANO (39)


HOWZAT! PLAYLIST
Oh No You Don't BENNY WALKER
Dying To Leave COLOUR BOMB
Great White Shark PETER GARRETT
Open Orange GEORGIA FIELDS
Ocean Road BEN MITCHELL

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