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The Jury & The Saints Announce "Focus" Single

It's been a long time coming, but the guys in The Jury & The Saints are gearing up to release their self-titled full length album - and they're dropping the first single "Focus" on November 7.

The guys will be in NZ at the start of next year to play Festival One at Mystery Creek Events Centre.

 

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Rhett Walker Band // Here's To the Ones

Rhett Walker Band have brought out their sophomore album, two years after releasing their first full-length 'Come To the River'.

The album is entitled 'Here's To the Ones', and is also available as a deluxe CD which features four additional bonus tracks.

The stand-out track "The Mystery," is a personal favorite of the band's as they sing about a God who is less concerned with tattoos and cigarettes and more concerned with the heart.

"It's easier to point a finger because it's harder to look in the mirror at ourselves... Jesus isn't worried about all that stuff," says Walker.

"What Jesus is worried about is if you know at the end of the day that He's always loved you."

"I think if we're going to stand on any side of faith, which we do, it is that kind of story that we hope we can tell."

With a quick visit to the iTunes Store you can download 'Here's To the Ones' here, or download the deluxe edition here.

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New Music from Anchor & Braille

Anchor & Braille, which features Stephen Christian of Anberlin, have released 2 new songs "Fatal Flaw" and "Detroit Stab". A post from their new label MP45 states that A&B will now "as the primary outlet for Christian's creativity". 

Stephen's also released two song explanation videos, and talks about the next chapter of his musical career.



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Brightwork's Debut Album 'Hope For Love' Out Now

Rising pop sensation Brightwork have just released their first album, entitled 'Hope For Love'.

The Virginia-based band have made their first foray into the business of recording full-length records with the album, which came out on October 10th.

Have a listen to the opening track Rescue Remedy below, and then download the album from iTunes.

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Hillsong United Dominate Dove Awards

Hillsong United were the big winners at Christian music's premier award ceremony last night, scooping up five accolades at the Dove Awards in Nashville.

The Sydney-based worship band picked up trophies for song of the year, for Oceans (Where Feet May Fail), and artist of the year, among others.

Switchfoot and Skillet were the other bands to pick up multiple awards, winning mainly in the contemporary rock category.

Speaking after Hillsong United won song of the year, lead vocalist Jonathan Douglass said: "The song 'Oceans' has opened so many new doors and so many great opportunities to share the message of Jesus."

"Only by the grace of God is this song doing what it's doing ... people keep telling us the song is doing really well, but the way we gauge it is when we talk to people one on one, either back in Sydney or all over the world."

"People grab me by the shoulders, look me in the eyes and say, 'I was going through this and that song is what helped me.' That's why we do these albums."

Listen to Hillsong United's Dove Award-winning song Oceans below.

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