Saturday, June 15, 2024

Picking Up ‘The Scent’: Hot New Nashville Band of Aussies Has Lead Singer Who Sounds Like He’s Made for Radio


When you get a call from Bebe Buell, who’s making music and chilling down in Nashville, you listen.

Bebe’s husband, Jim Wallerstein, has produced an EP for a new band, a duo from Australia living in the coolest music town in America and drawing huge attention. They’re called The Scent.

Singer/Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kurt Lowney and his musical soulmate Mika Nuutinen, have come together to create a new vision and sound for their debut. Having moved to Nashville from Sydney, Australia, their love for their newly adopted home has led them to set up shop in the USA. Kurt and Mika agree that there is a myriad inspiration to draw from in the diverse cultural landscape that is ‘Music City’.

Kurt played all the instruments on the record, with Mika playing bass, which was recorded at their home studio and mixed at the iconic Sound Emporium.

After finishing the record, the duo have put together the perfect line up of fellow musicians to help them take the music to the next level on stage.

With Kurt being a prolific songwriter, The Scent promises the future will hold lots of new material and exciting changes.

But LISTEN to this guy’s voice. He is radio ready. Tom Poleman, that means you! This group really Hearts Radio.

The Scent’s first video is for “Popstar” but below you can hear all the songs, now available on Spotify and iTunes.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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