We are so excited to see the return of punk/reggae band Dal Santo as today marks the release of their brand new single, ‘No Not Sorry.’

As the upbeat track welcomes nostalgia of summer through the guitars, it also brings a strong element of importance as the lyrics discuss the power of acceptance. The song is a call to change within society for how we treat and accept each other as we see the effects of not apologising for our thoughts and actions.

Jimi, Gaurav and Sunny who form Dal Santo are proud to advocate for the importance of equality between all genders, races and sexual orientations. Frontman Jimi describes this as being an important foundation of the band as they pride on promoting the inclusivity of everybody in the music community through their songs.

“To create inclusive communities, we all need to be proactive on stamping out the stigmas and negativity,” says Jimi to The Real Songwriters of Melbourne. “It’s about being proactive and making a change.”

Music Video: “No, Not Sorry” directed by Liam Semini

Recorded at Plastic Jungle Records by Will Cassely and mixed and mastered by Rory Maxwell, this is the second single for the band following their debut single, “Holiday”. Dal Santo’s fresh new look is also a positive outlook and we look forward to hearing what’s to come.

‘No, Not Sorry’ is the latest addition to our RSO-LATION Spotify playlist and is now available on all major platforms.



The Real Songwriters of Melbourne is proud to premiere the lyric video of The Hunting Birds’ brand new single, ‘Flashlight’. Discussing the anxieties of growing up and young adulthood, Flashlight is a reminder that we are not alone during what can be a dark and difficult period in one’s life.

“I wrote Flashlight at a time where I felt completely consumed by pressure. I had and still do have a lot of anxiety over my next moves as a young adult. I was waiting for some kind of sign, while feeling completely dormant in my life and growth while days keep ticking by. It’s that point that you hit where you throw your hands up in the air and want to sneak away into the shadows hoping no one asks questions so you have to go back to society’s expectations and a fear of wasting time.” – Kendra (vocals/keys)

Originally from WA, The Hunting Birds is a indie-pop band that have been performing together for over four years. Already, they have been a part of many iconic events including Falls Festival and Bluesfest as well as supporting the likes of The Lumineers and Newton Faulkner just to name a few.

Just recently in 2019, the band took out the WAM Award for ‘Pop Song of the Year’ for single, ‘Currents’

“We are honestly pretty stunned that we came away with Pop Song of the Year the second year in a row. We loved writing “Catch Up” and felt that it was pushing on our best work so far, so it’s an honour for that to be recognised in our home state. Some of our favourite writers from WA were up in our category and all were super deserving winners, so it truly is a privilege to be from and a part of such a creative community. Big thanks to WAM and all the sponsors, it’s going straight to the pool room.” – Connor Minervini

You can check out the lyric video below as well as the single on our RSO-LATION Spotify playlist as one of our new additions this week. 


Nothing is stopping Abbey Stone this year as she once again releases another powerful hit titled ‘Flowers.’

Flowers continues on from the stem of her previous single, Say Anything as she explores frustration, grief and sadness.

“I wrote Flowers as a form of therapy when I felt neglected. I was word vomiting through tears and trying to make sense of a feeling I’d never experienced. I really noticed a shift in my own reactions after I wrote it. As lame as it may be, it was really healing.”

Not only is this sassy gal releasing her next single, but she is putting on a show to celebrate her forthcoming EP, BADLADY which will be on Friday March 27.

Joined by up and coming Melbourne singer/songwriter Maya Rose as well as band members Sean Hutton and Claude Carranza, Abbey Stone will be gracing the Birds Basement stage to celebrate the release.

The three singles BADLADY, Say Anything and now Flowers already prove that this EP will definitely be one not to miss. The EP resonates strength, self-importance and self-love from the title sassy track BADLADY to Abbey’s strength in Flowers.

The third single ‘Flowers’ to Abbey’s new EP ‘BADLADY’ is out now on all major streaming services. Click the link below to hear it first! Also, tickets are now available to purchase for the BADLADY EP Launch via link below.

Listen to Abbey Stone’s new single, ‘Flowers’ here

Friday March 27
Birds Basement, Singers Lane, CBD
Tix: $24 + BF
Click here to buy tickets


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Following the success of single, #BADLADY, Abbey Stone is ready to
drop her next track titled SAY ANYTHING.

Featuring Claude Carranza (Black Sorrows, Kids in the Kitchen) on guitars, the song shows another side to Stone – one that we haven’t seen before.

In contrast to her previous single, #BADLADY released in Dec, this next release shows a different side to Stone as she talks about being caught up in your emotions and letting them take over.

“The song is very much about letting your anxiety fight for you; taking a back seat and knowing you’re about to blurt things out that you don’t mean. Whether it be, “I hate you,” or, “I love you,” I’ve definitely been guilty of speaking purely from emotion and then feeling different soon after.”

Say Anything will be the second single to be featured on her forthcoming EP, BADLADY, set for release next month.

Listen to Abbey Stone’s new single now by clicking this link.


SAT 8 FEB: Renee Geyer with Abbey Stone @ Birds Basement
SAT 22 FEB: Russell Morris with Abbey Stone @ Birds Basement 



BADLADY, the female anthem of 2019 is the long awaited new release from the fearless Abbey Stone.

Out now, the track relates to the everyday working woman and sings the message of empowerment and strength. It recognises the importance of self worth and self love in a world that can put you down.

“It’s deciding to roll with the punches but making your confidence, peace and happiness a priority,” says Stone.

“BADLADY is a song that I wrote at the end of an awful day.  It sparked the idea that I couldn’t give from an empty cup. I had to reset and find a way to go about my daily life in the most empowered way possible; first and foremost for myself, and in turn, for those around me.”

The release is also a credit to Abbey’s growth and dedication as an independent Artist in the Melbourne music scene. Upon releasing her last EP, Complete, in 2017, in which she earned her first production credit, BADLADY steps up to the next level as the production has resulted in a sexy and sassy track.

Following the release of her last EP, Complete, Stone has been head deep in writing and performing with notable key performances including singing alongside Brian Cadd and Russell Morris at Crown Casino. Another big highlight for the 24 year old was performing at the Palais Theatre in November 2018 supporting Richard Marx.

BADLADY will become a part of an exciting new EP set to be released in summer 2020.

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