Frustration Aground (episode 154 & 155)

Sailing La Vagabonde Music

Thank you to this fortnights featured artists, from episode  154 & 155 of Sailing La Vagabonde. New music, we just couldn’t live without it.

Well hello, we’re glad to see you. You don’t have to tell me why you’re here, we already know. You’ve come to the right place, I mean, it is new music you’re looking for right? Keep it down! They’ll hear us! Ok, I think we’re clear. We have a very specific set of instructions and if you follow them, you may well discover a paradise of sound. A place where good, original, independent – and did I mention good? – music thrives and grows.

Scroll down this page, there are links to our music streaming accounts. Don’t forget to follow them, whatever you do. It’s essential to know this because updates will be sent to you regularly. Paradise is constantly growing and expanding, That’s something you definitely want to be a part of.

Shhh, here are the links, don’t tell anyone. (actually, tell everyone please)



Next, check out the music blog. It is your blueprint for becoming familiar with the musicians we love. They will take you to unheard-of sonic landscapes.

We hope you enjoy what you find…


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Sailing La Vagabonde’s Featured Artists



Expression, passion and freedom are a few of the words that describe the essence of KOPANO. Her story is thoroughly relatable and even better, it is set against the sound of sick synth layers and powerful vocals.

The Perth artist is found in good company, supporting acts such as Banoffee and Confidence Man. KOPANO performs exciting live shows, steadily gaining a foothold on the local music scene.

Keep an eye and ear out for her latest EP set to be released sometime in 2019.

Matthew Frederick –

Formerly of fellow SLV featured band, ‘Climbing Trees’, folk singer-songwriting wizard Matthew Frederick continues to share his musical creativity.

His songs are interesting by nature, refusing to follow a typical or predictable progression. Instead, Frederick offers listening comfort with warm vocal tones, melodious guitar riffs and deeply embedded piano fills.

Although its been six years since the release of his last full-length EP, Matthew is continuing to play live, so try and catch him for some folk magic.

Bill Beaumont –

Bill Beaumont’s debut Ep was released on May 26, 2018 and is a paddle in the murky waters of experimental rock.

Although these musical journeys can be somewhat risky – producing a palatable sound, while exploring your creative musings – Bill has succeeded with this album.

Parts alternative-ambient, parts hinting at a slidey blues influence, Beaumont’s take on contemporary, home-recorded music is curiously meditative to listen to.

Drop into his Bandcamp account for a full listen and to purchase his record from only $2.

Dominic Bennett –

The haunting falsetto of Dominic Bennett strangely compliments his energetic, minimalist and lo-fidelity sound.

Music that takes you on a rollercoaster of emotion, writing and tonal sensibilities, Dominic hits the high notes with ease while showing a masterful efficacy on the classical guitar.

While biographical information on Dominic is difficult to locate, his true core understanding and workings are found in the lyrics and impassioned delivery of his songs.

Fai Rynita –

“Fai is an Indie singer-songwriter from the Byron Bay hinterland who has been developing her craft since childhood.

At age 13 she taught herself to play the guitar and soon enough began writing her own songs.

Influenced by such legends as Elliott Smith, Kate Bush, Dolly Parton, The White Stripes, The Beatles and The Cure what you get with Fai is intimate, folk-tinged songs that are bursting with quality from the first note to the final haunting chord.”

Micheal Dunstan – t

Michael Dunstan writes intricate, pensive roots and folk music inspired by Western Australia’s rugged coastline and sparse, beautiful outback.

Having spent most of his upbringing in regional Australia, his style has developed to characterise that of his environment, laid back and relaxed.

Michael released his EP ‘Solace’ in January 2017 which sent him on a tour of most of Western Australia, including performing with folk legend Ziggy Alberts on the Perth leg. The talented 21-year-old has spiked in recent months from 20,000 to over 70,000 monthly hits on Spotify and it’s only early days.

Samuel Scott McCumber –…

Samuel Scott McCumber seems to employ a time-tested method when penning songs; write a story, write good music, put them together. He does this unbelievable well too.

Utterly enjoyable, McCumber’s songs shine with intelligent and humorous lyricism, relatable and introspective depth.

Storytelling aside, his music is well produced, the acoustic guitar cutting through with a mellow, smooth tone.

We would really like to thank all of the artists featured on the show, you guys are such an important part of our videos of which wouldn’t be the same without you. We can’t describe how happy we are to have you onboard.

Please help us support the musicians featured on SLV by liking if you liked, sharing if you want to share and clicking all of the links to go and support the bands.

A million thanks you guys.



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Comments 1

  1. I love one of your country girls, Tash Sultana, also Larkin Poe, The Wild Reeds and Monsters and men some kick ass music!! Have fun as always and congrats on the future mini sailor!!

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