Thank you to the featured artists from episode Tropics, Boat Life: Hunting, Blue Hole, Insane, Trapped!, Love My Boat, Rescuing, ep 190 and ep 191. Love your work!

We are so excited to tell you that the official SLV Spotify playlist has reached over 9000 followers! This is great news for us, because our featured artists are being heard all around the world.

Since the start of SLV we wanted to give our featured artists as much exposure as possible. Seeing the following grow week by week is encouraging and a sign of the quality of music on the show.

Please help us grow the list by telling everyone you know about the fantastic music on offer. There are almost 400 songs to enjoy at the click of the shuffle button.

Be sure to follow SLV on Spotify, Soundcloud and Instagram.

Sailing La Vagabonde Featured Artists

Ben Catley –

Ben Catley plays crazy, exciting blues music full of electric energy and perfect for a late night dance-floor stomp.

Catley’s songs are packed with different sounds. Flutes, industrial drumbeats, guitars and bass modified by effects pedals are standard noises for a sweat dripped rock-out.

Catley brings a blues and rock sound and energy similar to fellow Australian blues artist Ash Grunwald.

Finding Yellow –…

Finding Yellow are a three-piece from Brisbane in Australia creating music that floats around the indie-rock spectrum.

It is delightfully unique in a stripped back sense, catchy and easy to listen to. Vocals are sung in a kind of modest half-whisper, setting it apart from the norm.

Stories are laced through the lyrics detailing travels and friendships.


Alt-rock band JINGO write superbly well rounded and emotive songs, with uncomplicated and logical music serving a platform for soaring vocals.

The chemistry of the artists oozes through each song, well timed gaps and cresendos placed intelligently within the tracks.

Their music resonates with a strong SoundCloud following, sitting on over 10k subscribers.

Local Motion –

Fun music with tight rock n roll sensabilities are standard for Local Motion.

Their sound is dialled in, the mix allowing each musician to breath and flex. The vocals are expressive and given plenty of room to move amongst the rest of the sound.

The comfortable rock drumming glues the sounds together, while lead guitar noodles happily against the stability of the tight rhythm guitar and bass.

Lucy Langlas –

Lucy Langlas writes calm indie-folk music as a vehicle to express life experience and struggles.

Opting for clarity in her music, Langlas uses a minimalist approach. Instruments serve thier purpose well and allow texture and tone for her stories to sit upon.

Her latest album Mountain, was released in 2018 and takes a snapshot of Langlas’ life up to this point.

Saving Change –

Saving Change is a good example of expression through music. Relatable and self-confessed, he describes the struggle of illustrating ones feelings.

Courageously, Saving Change pours himself out from deep inside. Visceral emotion flowing and felt through each song, his voice resonates familiar pain.

The Dwelling Light –…

The Dwelling Light creates warm, ambient electronic music conducive to productivity.

Hailing from Byron Bay, Dylan draws on influences from the likes of Bonobo, Grammatik, Hermitude and Koresma, and makes the sound his own.

His latest 2019 offering ‘A Momentary Lapse in Stupidity’ is available for listening on Spotify right now.

The House Sleeps –

Self-touted as ‘boring, formless nonsense’ The House Sleeps is arguably correct on one count.

Far from boring yet well described as formless and nonsense, the music floats around in a seemingly random direction.

This music makes well for cinematic uses.

Adam Yoo –

Adam creates a relaxed, mellow vibe that’s easy to daydream along to.

Low-key chill out music floats seductively around the room with each slap of the guitar, vocals heavy with reverb, simple, catchy melodies sublimely distracting.

Adam’s SoundCloud page sits with thousands of listens and comments from his active and ever growing fan-base, in recent days he’s released new singles to satisfy the cravings, for now…

His latest compilation album ‘Lovely Bones’ was released in mid 2018 and is available on BandCamp for purchase. Featuring an assortment of his tunes, at $7 it’s an absolute steal.

Dan Blackard

Very cool, laid-back and lo-fi, Dan Blackard sits in an unusual pocket of indie folk.

Featuring cascading acoustic guitar, dark and introspective rock, ambient and everything in between, Dan suspends intrigue and mystery.

Music that fits a varied range of moods in an almost bi-polar sense, creates a soundtrack for reflection.

Dominic Bennett –

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

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.

Dominic’s true core understanding and workings are found in the lyrics and impassioned delivery of his songs.

Grey Whistle Test –…

Grey Whistle Test is a duo writing pensive indie pop and delicate chamber pop. Their music has a subterranean feel, as if it is created inside a cave full of crystals.

Their band name is inspired by an interesting story, “In the music industry in the 60’s, a doorman that worked at a record label in London wore grey jackets, he would whistle to certain songs and it predicted the songs popularity.”

Chilled vibes bring to mind elements of artists such as Big Scary, Bon Iver and an unplugged Empire Of The Sun.


Producing an eclectic, calming and enchanting soundscape, Gold Coast local Heeblay successfully delivers layered sound textures backed by evocative and soothing vocals.

The low key chanting of words resonates amidst a cluster of strung, wind and percussive instruments the likes of which would be difficult to pronounce let alone play.

Heeblay has recently released the album ‘Something Big and Beautiful Like the Sky’, available on Bandcamp and everywhere else.

Hugo Cottu –

Hugo plays guitar with the soul objective of getting people to groove out.

His silky smooth style of guitar playing brings contemporary blues to light, merging the genre with R&B seemlessly.

Guest vocalists have plenty of room to breath, bouncing ideas off Cottu’s conscious energy perfectly.

It all makes for a relaxed vibe, Cottu’s mellow, stratocaster tones leading the way.

Jamie Hamilton –…

Jason Lyle – https://theresistancesoundlaboratory….

Jason Lyle, AKA The Resistance Sound Laboratory, writes atmospheric background music.

The title descriptions from the lab are quite accurate, ranging from “futuristic synth heavy sludge surf trip hop” to “futuristic dark surf gospel trip hop” and more.

Reverberated, grimy guitar is put against pulsing bass lines and frequent jazz drum breaks, making for an utterly great dive-bar feel.

Jimmy Pinch –

Jimmy Pinch writes an experimental style of alternative rock.

Songs are characterised by the voice of a down-tuned electric guitar, speaking above the crash of jazz-style drums and a walking bass line.

Although nodding to the darker spectrum of music, an ethereal side of consciousness is revealed when given the chance.

Listen in for layers of chaotic guitar voicing that throw so, so much shade and takes you into Jimmy’s deep lair of music.

Liam Wright –

Youngster Liam Wright has been playing music since he was 10 years old. 8 years later he has crafted his own joyfully soulful style of indie-folk music.

Lo-fi production and intelligent lyrics are characteristic of his songs as Liam writes music beyond his years.

With both a SoundCloud and Spotify account that has shot from 500 listens per month to over 3000, he is well on his way to a bright future.

Mark Loughrey –…

Mark is a alt-folk, multi instrumentalist, singer songwriter. His sleepy, chilled out ditties are dreamy and texturally pleasing.

Songs suggest a narrative subtly to the listener, like an important whisper that persuades you to lean in closer.

A real charm of Mark’s music is in its alternative leaning, straying from a more colloquial style of musical structure and taking some repetitive rhythms from something akin to contemporary electronic music, creating hypnotising patterns.

Michael Dunstan –

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 developed to characterise that of his environment, laid back and relaxed.

Dunstan’s recently released single ‘Calais Road’ signifies the birth of his highly anticipated 2019 Australian tour and new EP, ‘New Normal’.

Michael Triscari⁩ –…

Michael is a man of the ocean. Softly spoken and humble, it seems the influence of the sea left its impact on a deeper level.

Michael sings all about this influence, his songs paying homage to the beauty of nature and life on the water.

Finger picking folk is Michael’s vehicle for personal and insightful storytelling.

Nick Cunningham –

Sitting in a lovely little groove of acoustic love, emitting mellow and comfortable vibes, Nick writes down to earth soul music for chill out time.

Sounding a lot like his home base of Byron Bay, the independent singer-songwriter has spends a great deal of time travelling up and down the east coast of Australia.

You can find Nick playing a gig on stage, at the local pub, or even in a mates backyard.

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.

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

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

Tom Owens/Porch Guitar –

Tom Owens aka Porch Guitar plays delightful, lo-fi, improvised guitar.

 The name Porch Guitar rings true. Tom says, “Guitar Improv on the front porch. Structured as it happens. Sounds of nature. Cars go by. Neighbors wave. Yeah..”

As you hear the music this kind of scene is very easy to imagine, a park out the front, the sounds of birds chirping, and of course Tom noodling away on his front porch.

Vender and the Cobras –…

Vender and the Cobras is the solo moniker of Chicago musician Matt Beard (Friends of the Bog.)

Writing music that comes from a place of dysphoria, Beard attempts to put the pieces back together and reconcile with an assumably turbulent existence.

As foreshadowing as the veneer of Beard can be, at the core of his music is a sense of hope, with music being a catalyst for expression and emotional evolution.

Thank you to all of our featured artists, we’re so glad we can take this musical journey together. When our friends comment on how good the playist is, we feel stoked to tell them about independant, original music.

Stay safe, stay healthy and stay happy.

Sailing La Vagabonde Music

Adam Yoo –
Ben Catley –
Dan Blackard –
Dominic Bennett –
Finding Yellow –…
Hugo Cottu –
Jason Lyle – https://theresistancesoundlaboratory….
Jimmy Pinch –
Liam Wright –
Local Motion –
Lucy Langlas –
Mark Loughrey –…
Michael Dunstan –
Michael Triscari –
Nick Cunningham –
Samuel Scott Mcumber –…
Saving Change –
The Dwelling Light –…
The Grey Whistle Test –…
The House Sleeps –
Tom Owens –
Vender and the Cobras –…

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