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It’s been a busy few weeks. Listening to me…. reading about me… talking about me… Let me catch you up with some highlights from Radio, Reviews & Interviews!! RADIO… Houndstooth Radio – ‘Slingshot’ spinning on rotation since mid-September on one of the coolest playlists around; Houndstooth Radio. Handpicked by tastemaker DJ and programmer Kurt St. Thomas. Last time we checked (early November) ‘Slingshot’ had moved up to high rotation, getting a spin every 4 hours surrounded by the best of the best Alt and Indie Rock heroes. Lopsided World of L – ‘Sunshine’, ‘Kickin’ Doors’, ‘Slingshot’ and ‘Choking On Halos’ playlisted to air across FIVE WEEKS worth of Lopsided World of L, by radio legend Jonathon L, whose bonafide place in the history, (possibly invention of !?) Alternative Radio in the USA is verified by Wikipedia. Lopsided World of L is broadcast round the globe to 8 countries from 8 stations, with multiple repeat airings. Go Deep with Bruce Rave – Repeat plays for ‘Sunshine’ on ex Capitol Records A&R exec Bruce Rave’s syndicated weekly “Go Deep” radio show. Appearing on same playlist as David Bowie’s new single was a definite career highlight.  Just Another Menace Sunday – ‘This High’, ‘Sunshine’, ‘Saviour’ and ‘Diamond’ have all enjoyed spins plus I had the pleasure of an interview with discerning San Francisco radio icon, Dennis The Menace on his syndicated weekly show Just Another Menace Sunday. LISTEN to our INTERVIEW followed by the “Musical Sandwich” I had the privilege to program for the remainder of the hour. Selecting these songs was a joyful, unexpected adventure in time travel to the centre of my psyche, where I rummaged round to find and retrieve the very building blocks that made me. REVIEWS… Rara’s Rock Farm Magazine. (FL, USA) – ‘Choking On Halos’ won a cracking album review from Rara’s Farm Rock Magazine including such generous phrases as: “Kingwell is an Aussie chanteuse just dripping with potential…”, “… worthy of significant radio play“, “… consistently strong, powerful and attention-grabbing.”, “… quite captivating…” and ” … a damn good offering in a day where solid albums from start to finish are increasingly difficult to discover.” READ the FULL REVIEW here. INTERVIEWS… All 4 The Music – “Leanne Kingwell…an Australian musical treasure!” READ the full INTERVIEW here. TPPC.tv – The Pet Podcast Channel – Had a lovely chat to Robbin and Joseph Everett of TPPC.tv – ‘The Pets Teach Us So Much Blog’ in Jersey about using my music to help animals. READ their BLOG POST and LISTEN to our AUDIO INTERVIEW here (chat begins @ 21:35). WEBSITE:  https://leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049 AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/nlhb3yu

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The Lopsided World Of Leanne and Jonathan L

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Hello, Earth Radio… Jonathan L is an esteemed American DJ, who produces his radio show “Lopsided World of L” out of Berlin, broadcasting to the world via 7 stations in 7 countries each week. The show includes “Joan Jett’s Song of the Week, every week”… and how could that be anything less than cool as fuck? Jonathan L has made a career out of playing “music from artists you know and don’t for over 32 years on radio” both on air and as program director for some of the coolest American stations and shows in the history of “virgin vinyl wax attacks”. Wikipedia states that “By the late ‘90s, Jonathan L was considered a national go-to guy for alternative radio” in the USA. Wikipedia also credits Jonathan L as being “the father of all radio festivals” for organizing “one of the first large scale music festivals in the United States for alternative station KUKQ in Phoenix, Arizona in 1989, years before Lollapalooza”. He’s even rocked the world of music press as Senior Editor of music industry trade publication “Album Network”, taking control of “Virtually Alternative” magazine for many years. It’s honour to be playlisted by one such legend. It’s downright mind blowing being described by him as “an exciting young woman who has her own unique sound” with a “Damn she is good!” and a promise spanning 3 weeks worth of shows to play “3 different tracks to give you a better perspective about this Melbourne, Australia musician.” Be listening this weekend as Lopsided World of L spins SUNSHINE in the October 10-12 edition. And tune in again for the October 18 and November 1 episodes, each scheduled to feature a different track from yours truly. Jonathan L’s “Lopsided World of L” is blasted from Berlin, Germany, around the globe to: – Los Angeles, CA on Indie 103.1 – Phoenix, AZ on 93.9fm KWSS – Athens, Greece on RockXS Radio – Gothenburg, Sweden on Radio Andra – Brasov, Romania on Romanian Rock Radio, and; – Merseyside, Liverpool, England on Mersey Radio. Stations days & times here: ‪http://www.jlradio.com (With plenty of repeat plays.) Thanks for beaming my tracks around the globe Jonathan L. Gives a girl faith to know there’s real beacons in the biz, still searching for gems and helping them shine. VISIT Jonathan L for –>> BROADCAST DETAILS VIEW all CURRENT and UPCOMING “Lopsided World of L” –> PLAYLISTS LIKE  “Lopsided World of L” on  –>> FACEBOOK FOLLOW @LopsidedWorld on  –>> TWITTER and thank Jonathan for discovering and playing cool music for the world.   WEBSITE:  https://leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049 AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/nlhb3yu

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♪♫.. You ain’t nothin’ but a Houndstooth.. Playin’ all the time.. ♩

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Dizzy on Houndstooth rotation. Much excitement at Kingwell HQ, since tastemaker station Houndstooth Radio added Leanne Kingwell to regular rotation last week. The station’s creator, curator, owner and DJ, Kurt St. Thomas has certifiably platinum ears. St. Thomas gave Nirvana’s album “Nevermind” its world premiere by playing the album from start to finish over the WFNX FM airwaves, at 7pm on August 29, 1991, in Boston, MA. The album “Nevermind” went on to sell over 10 million copies in the US and 26 million copies worldwide.  Kurt has DJ-ed and programmed some of the hottest airwaves in the US, including the world famous KROQ in Los Angeles, CA. He is currently the Executive Music Producer for the legendary WFNX, and launched Houndstooth Radio, to showcase his personal picks for current and next new cool. He’s chosen “SLINGSHOT” from the “Choking On Halos” album, to be played on repeat alongside alternative heroes like the Pixies, Nine Inch Nails, Arcade Fire, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, MGMT, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Daft Punk, Jack White, Moby, Lana Del Rey, Gorillaz, Sleigh Bells and more… how fucking cool it is to be a peer in such company. Kurt may be “broadcasting to the world from one man’s garage”, but it’s one heck of a facility, with one heck of a playlist, and one heck of a renowned musical seer and prophet at the helm. The Houndstooth Radio playlist is cooler than outer space and live tweeted from @HTRPlaylist. Highly recommended listening RIGHT HERE –>> www.houndstoothradio.com   WEBSITE:  https://leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049 AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/nlhb3yu

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Radio spins and other wins.

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Making “Sunshine”. College radio station KACV took the leap last week, adding “SUNSHINE” to regular rotation, proving worthy of their catch phrase “Amarillo College’s cutting edge”. Only four songs were added to regular rotation and the other three names on the list were Gerard Way (singer, My Chemical Romance), Broken Bells (Danger Mouse and James Mercer’s band) and the band James, whose excellent track “Laid” was one of the best songs of the nineties. Leanne admits to being a little bit excited about the band James, liking and favoriting her posts and tweets on the radio company she’s keeping. “SUNSHINE” is enjoying repeat plays from early supporters, including 101.1FM Riff 2 Detroit, also adding a few new stations to the growing list, such as KGNU in Boulder, Colorado. Houndstooth Radio, took “SLINGSHOT” for a spin, prompting us to google and happily discover an incredibly cool playlist and radio station. Created and curated by Kurt St. Thomas, I’m told it isn’t easy to catch his ear. Recommended listening. You’ll find Houndstooth Radio here: www.houndstoothradio.com It’s great to know there’s still decision makers in the music business, willing to take a chance and back their hunches based purely on merit of the music. Thank you to all of those people. The “Choking On Halos” video celebrated an exclusive World Premiere on PureGrainAudio.com before announcing the launch of Leanne’s “Other People’s Shoes” peace promotion. Centred on a peace wish embedded in the song and short film she made, the #THISisme #OtherPeoplesShoes campaign intends to focus attention on the value of empathy and goodwill. Timely thoughts for a world at war, fast approaching World Peace Day. Find out how to JOIN in, promote PEACE & WIN here: http://wp.me/p3XquD-5L PRIZES include: Autographed physical CDs, plus digital versions of the “Choking On Halos” album. Meanwhile back in Australia, heartfelt thanks goes to Georgie Fitzergerald (Huon FM), Nick Swainson (Radio Port Douglas) and Julie Reynolds (FIVEaa) for their continued unsolicited and 100% appreciated on-air support.     WEBSITE:  https://leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049 AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/nlhb3yu

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Let’s play a peaceful game.

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We’re all just pieces of God, choking on halos… In the name of rebellion and an allergy to annoying, expensive, unrealistically glamourous music videos, Leanne Kingwell made a short film called “Other People’s Shoes” to accompany a peace wish embedded in the title track of her “Choking On Halos” album. The feet you’ll see belong to real people with whom we share the planet. Each pair is a soul with a story, coming from “that was then”, on their way to “whatever’s next”. They could be you. They could be me. They could be someone you care about. Peace can only come when we acknowledge we are all one. So let’s join together, promote peace and personalize these feet. Please watch “Other People’s Shoes”. Pick some feet that could be you. Take a SCREENSHOT and post it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtags #THISisme and #OtherPeoplesShoes. WATCH here: http://youtu.be/TkyTByyuFVE [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkyTByyuFVE&w=560&h=315] Please use both hashtags when you post your [ personalize to promote peace ] screenshot feet and we’ll enter your name in a prize draw, to thank you for helping to spread the message. WIN one of: 5 x “Choking On Halos” Physical CDs.    *Personally addressed, signed and mailed to winners. 20 x DIGITAL “Choking On Halos” albums to be won.    *Winners choice of mp3 or high res WAV files. Includes Digital Booklet. LIKE and SHARE is not compulsory to qualify your entry, but is highly encouraged if you’d like to help get the world thinking about ‘other people’s shoes’ too. Have fun finding “your” shoes… Look closely. Pick the feet that touch your heart or make you smile. Multiple entries welcome, so choose the horse AND the blind man with cane if both are poetry for you. To quote the song “Choking On Halos”: “We’re saints, we sin, ’cause everybody, wants to win. But you can’t stand still, thinking you’re right, when everybody just wants to stay alive. And you can’t believe we should all get along, then turn around and say that the other side’s wrong. We’re all just pieces of God, “Choking On Halos”, we’re all just here to learn whatever we don’t already know.” FINE PRINT: Entries are now open and close midnight Oct 1, 2014 (PDT). Multiple entries welcome, providing you post a different screen shot from “Other People’s Shoes” video for each entry. Your post will be located via the hashtags for entry into Prize Draw. Be sure to include both tags #THISisme #OtherPeoplesShoes to qualify for prize draw entry. Please ensure privacy setting on post is public, so your entry can be located for prize draw entry. Winners drawn Oct 2, and announced on Leanne Kingwell Music’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.     WEBSITE:  https://leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049 AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/nlhb3yu

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Sunshine shining on US radio.

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Heating up the US airwaves with “Sunshine”. Cutting edge College station KACV have given “SUNSHINE” the thumbs up from Amarillo, Texas. Brian L Frank, KACV Program Director says: “Fabulously hooky – grabs you from the opening line and won’t let go!  So you dance, nod your head or whatever turns you on to it, and then it’s over. My advice is to play it again and again and again…!” And San Francisco Radio Icon Dennis “The Menace” of  DTM Radio Networks/PopCult, says: “If you are looking for another pop diva, then you can skip Leanne Kingwell. If you are looking for powerful, anthemic female Aussie accented rock with hooks, layered but not over distorted vocals that most definitely don’t fade into the background and when heard live, sure to get festival crowds fist-pumping…  Dig her out of the stack in the near future.”  “SUNSHINE” is enjoying recent and repeat plays in a growing number of states including: 101.1FM RIFF 2 (Detroit, MI), KACV FM90 (Amarillo, TX), Indie 103.1 (Los Angeles, CA), WSUM (Madison WI), WKZQ 96.1 (Myrtle Beach, SC), New Rock 104.7 (Fresno, CA), DTM Radio Network (syndicated in 5 US states & internationally), IND.FM & KX 93.5 (Laguna Beach, CA), KEBF (Morro Bay, CA)… and more. All this support helped us climb a couple of ranks on the KKBB Specialty Charts: KKBB Specialty Album/Artist Chart Rank: #14 KKBB Specialty Singles Chart Rank: #12 THANK YOU Dead Air Dave – Dead Air Dave Time, Dennis The Menace – Just another Menace Sunday, Tim Pyles – FTP, Naughty Dog – The Indie Show, Jade Springart – Undercover Sound System, Mase – The Flight Test and  Bruce Rave – Go Deep for your support.   WEBSITE:  https://leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049 AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/nlhb3yu

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Turn on, tune in… rock out, America… ♩♬♪

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Kicked off well at US Radio this week with airplay across several states… plus two “bonus” countries. “THIS HIGH” hitched a ride in the ethers with Dennis The Menace on “Just Another Menace Sunday”. Syndicated on the DTM Radio Network across San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Santa Fe, Gothenburg, Sweden, New Zealand and more… this adds two “bonus” countries to our radio reach. “SUNSHINE” enjoyed spins in Los Angeles from the FTP Show on IND.FM, also on KX93.5, Laguna Beach and KEBF 97.3, Morro Bay, CA. Thanks for your support Early Adopters… Great Leaders create more Great Leaders! Special round of applause to Dennis The Menace, for jumping in first. True to form stated on Menace Attic Website : “if DTM thinks it’s great songwriting, and melody, adding up to the kind of music that makes him say “Omigod!”, he plays it – usually days after he gets it! Which means that the audience tends to hear a lot of “firsts” and they like it that way!”  Omigod! Thanks for the thumbs up, DTM. IN OTHER NEWS… Carrie Fisher and William Shatner replied to my Tweet (see pic). The moment was surreal and magical. I’m no Sci-Fi expert, but believe it safe to say, a personal tweet from Princess Leia and Captain Kirk is a Sci-Fi Jackpot of sorts. Excuse me while I add “Best Friends With Intergalactic Royalty” to my curriculum vitae.   WEBSITE:  https://leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049

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Hope inside Pandora’s Box.

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According to the myth, after Pandora opened the box, she closed it again, leaving only hope inside. According to fact, Leanne Kingwell’s entire “Choking On Halos” album has been added to Pandora Radio. In April 2013 Pandora Radio announced that their radio streaming service had passed 200 million users. At the time of writing, Wikipedia states that Pandora has “about a 70% share of the internet radio market in the U.S.”  You probably already know what a revolutionary, internationally renowned music discovery platform Pandora Radio has created. But you may not be aware of how difficult it is for an independent artist to get their music accepted by and added to this internet giant. Naturally, they have some serious gate keeping and quality control in place to maintain their position as the biggest and best internet radio service in the world. Pandora’s own website states: “while we feel a great affection and respect for everyone who makes the choice to create, the reality is that the majority of the music or comedy we receive does not get selected.” Having the whole “Choking On Halos” album accepted into Pandora’s “Music Genome Project” is a huge win and an exciting endorsement for an independent Australian artist who’s dedicated her life to, and spent just about every penny she’s ever earned, on making music. The Music Genome Project is described on Pandora’s website as being “the most sophisticated taxonomy of musical information ever collected” which “represents over ten years of analysis by our trained team of musicologists”. Unlike less choosy competitor Spotify, (who accept all music regardless of quality), Pandora Radio “does not use machine-listening or other forms of automated data extraction… each song in the Music Genome Project is analyzed using up to 450 distinct musical characteristics by a trained music analyst.” By manually assigning “genes” to every piece of music on file, Pandora Radio applies both science and heart, to calculate compatible music to play alongside the songs or artists a listener nominates as “station seeds”. Thanks for unleashing my DNA on the world, Pandora. And for leaving me filled with hope. Listen to Leanne Kingwell Radio on PANDORA here: http://pdora.co/1fDWzXn  WEBSITE:  https://leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049

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