Loki Hines, No Promises & Linc Phelps: Highlights From This Week’s ‘Grass Roots’

18 June 2024 | 2:44 pm | Staff Writer
In Partnership With ABC Country

Every week, ABC Country's ‘Grass Roots’ program shines a light on the best independently released Australian country content.

Loki Hines / No Promises / Linc Phelps

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Every week, ABC Country's Grass Roots program shines a light on the best independently released Australian country content. Selected from the hundreds of new tracks submitted, the one-hour program is now available on demand as well as premiering each Monday at 9pm on ABC Country, showing the health of Aussie country music across all its sub-genres. Here are four of this week's tracks you should have on your radar. 

Head here to have a listen to this week’s full episode of Grass Roots.

Loki Hines – Keep On Going

Loki Hines, a 28-year-old father of three, hails from Robertson in the NSW Highlands region and has worked with everyone from Kasey Chambers and Daniel Champagne to Tyne-James Organ and The VannsKeep On Going is the first new release for the artist since his acclaimed Wildfires EP last year. It continues Hines’ signature sound stamp with lush acoustic guitars, and while anticipation for the chorus builds, he tricks you before it drops complete with strings. Get your ears on this!

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No Promises – Singing My Lines

The latest single from Gippsland duo No Promises was written by frontwoman Janine Garvey after much frustration of being overlooked by the music industry for years. In a recent open letter penned to the Australian music industry, she asked, “What do I have to do to break through and be heard? Why does commercial radio constantly ignore new Australian talent? Am I... too old? Too Assertive? Not pretty enough? Do I not fit your mould? Did I not pay for plays?”

Linc Phelps – Hundred Percent

Hundred Percent is the catchy new single from Gympie’s favourite son, Linc Phelps. Co-written and produced by hitmaker Gavin Carfoot (James Johnston, Max Jackson), the track has an irresistible swagger and catchy chorus that will have you singing along all day. Carfoot took the idea to Phelps after he noticed how much he said “hundred percent” in his normal day-to-day conversations. “Whether its relationships, work, rest or play – just give it your all and be a hundred percent your authentic self,” says Phelps.