Australian Music Is Bloody Great: Coda Chroma

Australian Music Is Bloody Great: Coda Chroma

Coda Chroma's Kate Lucas gets excited about some new Australian music she loves right now

Where do you hear great new Australian music these days? Community radio is one crucial outlet and Amrap – the Australian Music Radio Airplay Project - offers Australian musicians a pathway to airplay from the hundreds of community stations to a weekly listenership of nearly 6,000,000 people. Go to to get your music to thousands of presenters using the site each month to find new Australian music. If you haven’t got your music on Amrap, what are you waiting for? Community radio uses Amrap to source Australian music for airplay. You can discover all the great Australian music championed by community radio on the Community Radio Plus App, featuring the diverse range of community radio stations nationwide in one handy spot!

Amrap’s national radio show Australian Music Is Bloody Great features Australian artists presenting their favourite recent Australian music. Australian Music Is Bloody Great’s previous hosts range from Dune Rats to Sampa The Great to Phil Jameison.

We’re proud to team up with Amrap to bring you Australian Music Is Bloody Great as a Pilerats feature!

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Written by Cameron Menegoni

Coda Chroma is the musical project helmed by Ballarat-based Kate Lucas. Dreamself is Coda Chroma's third album showcasing their cinematic indie-folk and experimental pop songwriting, with songs drawn from real life experiences and the world of dreams. Kate joins Australian Music Is Bloody Great this week to share some of her favourite Australian artists.

Danika - FYA


First up we have a track from Naam-based musician and songwriter Danika. It’s the final track from her new EP called Down Love and it features her effortless vocals and guitar playing, with lo-fi choir style backing vocals. Danika’s songs are lyrically frank and poetic at the same time, deeply musical and [they] hang beautifully in atmospheric production. This track is no exception.

Hana and Jessie-Lee’s Bad Habits - Arrowhead


Next, we have a track from country-soul act Hana and Jessie-Lee’s Bad Habits. This is a slow burn kind of song that really gets me and by the end I just want to hit replay on it. Hana’s incredible vocals are really highlighted on this song and of course Jessie-Lee’s choice guitar playing lifts this song to the next level.

Nat Vazer - Addicted To Misery


Nat Vazer is one of my favourite Australian guitarist and singers. It’s a two-minute and thirty-seven second slice of beautiful melancholic guitar pop and it’s the first single from Nat’s forthcoming album. Nat was recently in the US with her band doing live shows at South by South West among [other places].

Mo'Ju - Change Has To Come


Up next is a track from Mo’Ju’s new album Oro Plata Mata. This song is called Change Has To Come. It's my favorite track from the record and a real highpoint on the album, I think. Mo-Ju’s voice and lyrics are really strong on this one and the arrangement and production by Lewis Coleman is a standout feature. I saw a live version of this song on Spicks and Specks a while back and it really blew me away, so it’s great to hear the studio version.

John Flanagan - One Punch Ryan


This is the latest single from country-folk-rock artist John Flanagan and it’s taken from his forthcoming album Manhood Method Actor, which is a truly great album title, I think. The song is called One Punch Ryan and it’s got some fun 70s country-folk-rock production happening. Not to mention John’s voice which has such a great effortless and natural sounding quality to it.

Coda Chroma - My Garden


Let’s go out with my latest single, it’s from the new Coda Chroma album called Dream Self which is out now.

You can catch me throughout June and July while I take Dreamself on the road:

Coda Chroma Dreamself Tour 2023

Fri 23 June: It's Still A secret, Meanjin/Brisbane QLD

Sat 24 Jun: Black Box Theatre, Nambour QLD

Fri 7 July: Altar Bar, Nipaluna/Hobart TAS

Sat 8 July: House Concert, Kanamaluka/Launceston TAS

Fri 14 July: Smith's Alternative, Canberra ACT

Sat 15 July: Candelo Town Hall, Candelo NSW

Sat 22 July: The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Karraundongga/Thebarton SA

Fri 28 July: Odessa, Creswick VIC

Sat 29 July: Brunswick Ballroom, Bulleke-bek/Brunswick VIC

Sat 5 August: The Great Club, Bulanaming/Marrickville NSW

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