Saturday, November 24, 2018

Seaside, Ruby Fields, and Micra - Free Friday/Saturday (“FL&R”)

     Free and Legal Downloads? Yes, at least temporarily. Bands often temporarily permit free downloads of their releases.  The end of an offer may be based on the expiration of a set period of time or on a limited number of downloads.  But at least for now, here are songs that qualify as Free, Legal and Recommended (FL&R) downloads.
     Finding songs that can be legally downloaded is easy. The difficult task is to find legally downloadable music that we recommend. Our plan is to post at least one FL&R song each Friday/Saturday.
     Each of today’s tracks is available via Triple J Unearthed, the outstanding Australian site.
     Seaside is Darcy Dexter (vocals, guitar), Josh “Froggy” O’Neill Hammer (guitar), Tom Ketelaars (bass) and Chris Mellross (drums). They were formed in late 2016 and have since released two EPs and several singles that display their diverse Indie sound. They are based in Byron Bay.

     “Golden Girl” by Seaside (If your browser doesn’t show the download arrow, go to the Triple J site and click the download arrow (

     “Ruby Fields is from Cronulla. Her Facebook page identifies her band as Ruby Fields (vocals, guitar), Brad Heald (bass), and George Georgiadis (drums).

     “Dinosaurs” by Ruby Fields – To access the free download, go to the Triple J site and click the download arrow ( Fields). 

     Micra is Bulgarian vocalist Ivana Kay and Australian multi-instrumentalist Robbie Cain. Their bio states:
  The pair, now based in Sydney, met by serendipitous fortune at an Unknown Mortal Orchestra show after the ticketing Gods coincidentally sat them next to each other. That chance meeting blossomed into a musical kinship which, after a coffee meeting and a jam in a friend’s Sydney basement, led to the formation of Micra in early 2018.

      “Plastic” by Micra – To access the free download, go to the Triple J site and click the download arrow (


  1. Go Aussies - so much talent - so few avenues for them to reach an audience. A pity there's little interest from the Australian funding bodies and people in general. (sport obsessed). Thank you for supporting these unsigned, very talented acts.

  2. I wish I could get the lyrics for Plastic but am slowly learning them, which is fun. Amazing, very rarely do I hear a song so beautifully matched in voice and music. Putting on my mask,moving slowly and well-informed.