Round Mountain Girls head for top

AUSTRALIAN country roots and bluegrass talent the Round Mountain Girls is riding an underground musical current, which is swelling by the day.

The Round Mountain Girls has gained notoriety as one of Australia's most exciting live bands and, in a time when releasing original material has gone online and slightly soft, the Round Mountain Girls band prides itself on live performance.

The Round Mountain Girls band will release its second album, One Step Closer, at the Ivory Tavern in Tweed Heads tomorrow night .

RMG's new album, One Step Closer, was captured and recorded by producer Anthony Lycenko at Studios 301 in Byron Bay.

It features nine originals and two traditional pieces, which have received the RMG treatment.

The album is uplifting by nature and highlights the band's musicianship and song writing talents. One Step Closer features four-part harmonies, banjo, fiddle, acoustic guitars, mandolin, didgeridoo, a bucket of percussive instruments, bass and drums.

The past 10 months has been an exhilarating trip for the Round Mountain Girls and its ever-growing band of followers.

Outstanding performances at some of Australia's biggest festivals have established it as one of the nation's most exciting live bands, quite an achievement for a band that got together four years ago in the hills behind Cabarita.

Byron Bay's Blues Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Tamworth's Country Music Festival and Caloundra Music Festival have all seen the Round Mountain Girls deliver high-energy and uplifting performances.

The Round Mountain Girls, with dynamic fiddler Rabbit Robinson, was a finalist at the 2010 Golden Fiddle and was nominated in two categories, best band featuring a fiddler and best CD featuring a fiddler, an achievement for a band that got together four years ago in the hills behind Cabarita.

And the album launch is set to be a great night with Joel Salom – comedic, juggling catastrophe – who will MC the night.

The Swingin' Cow Girls from Mullumbimby with their sassy, rootsy bluegrass and Loren, of Uki, will be support acts.



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