Australian singer Paula Punch releases new single ‘Steer My Boat’

The singer-songwriter of contemporary folk known as Paula Punch has released her latest official single, “Steer My Boat.” The track has been proudly published on the Punch Park independent music label without the direction of the corporate music industry. Mellow, melodic and uplifting, “Steer My Boat” is the latest reason for fans of contemporary folk music to take notice of this creative and unique voice from Australia.

Sydney’s Paula Punch has cited as main artistic influences Ed Kuepper, Joni Mitchell, Ron Sexsmith, Fleetwood Mac, LP, Elton John, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Alanis Morissette, Shawn Colvin, and Lucinda Williams. Her own style varies from track to track, but runs from a bouncy Sheryl Crow to a cross between Carole King and Paul Simon. An acoustic writer at heart, Punch populates her studio tracks with spare instrumentation that never sounds intrusive.

Asked to comment on the overall themes of her new “Steer My Boat” single, Paula Punch writes, “It’s a journey ….. speaking from a woman’s perspective about love, freedom, pain, passion, fun, fear, and hope through my life experience.”

“Steer My Boat” is the fifth release from Punch in a flurry of official 2017 drops including “Lucky Girl,” “Run and Hide,” “Watch over Me,” and “Match.” These popular singles, as well as the rumored upcoming EP album, have all appeared with global distribution under the Punch Park umbrella.

Paula Punch first began performing in the Philharmonic Motet Choir before she started fronting university bands, eventually settling into a career as a session singer. Her success led her to provide backing vocals for Ed Kuepper and recording some of her own originals with husband Phil Punch and Matt Fell. She has since embarked on live performances of her solo material including a string of opening spots for Ed Kuepper.

She is the founder of female singer-songwriter shows at which local Sydney acts perform under the collective banner, the Friday Girls.

Paula Punch now collaborates with guitarist and recording engineer/producer Rob Gist to bring her songs to life, with some music recorded at Electric Avenue Studios.

“Steer My Boat” by Paula Punch is available online worldwide from over 600 quality digital music stores now. Get in early, contemporary folk music fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

Steer My Boat” by Paula Punch –

https://www.amazon.com/Steer-My-Boat-Paula-Punch/dp/B075K1LVXG/

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Singer-songwriter Paula Punch drops second summer single ‘Match’

The singer and songwriter from Australia known as Paula Punch has released her second official single for the summer 2017 season, “Match.” Like her other recent releases, the track has been proudly published on the Punch Park independent record label without the direction of the corporate music industry. A contemporary folk piece with an emphasis on soulful singing and graceful lyric poetry, “Match” is a track likely to find a home in the hearts of many music fans around the world.

Paula Punch has cited as main artistic influences rock, pop, blues and folk music, the latter two seeming to lend the most to this current release of “Match.” Her songs are frequently introspective and autobiographical, her themes largely romantic, inspirational and individualist, all of which lend power to a music style built on the considerable talents of a solo music artist.

The crystal-clear studio production of music by Paula Punch belies her otherwise devil-may-care attitude.

“Music is what happened to me while I was ‘…busy making other plans,’” quips the singer, quoting a famous line from John Lennon.

Nevertheless, “Match” is a gleaming example of how to write, perform and record folk music. Its strength lies in its minimalist songwriting. Punch’s performance elucidates the song, rather than revels in it. Recorded at Electric Avenue Studio and mixed by Rob Gist, the studio production merely polishes the track to a high shine.

“Match” is a mellow counterpart to Paula Punch’s previous “Lucky Girl” release. She has hinted that more music is to come in 2017, perhaps leading up to an EP release.

Fans of contemporary folk and folk rock music have good reasons to watch Paula Punch and Punch Park to see where this chugging train is headed.

“Match” by Paula Punch from the Punch Park label is available online worldwide from over 600 quality digital music stores now. Get in early, folk fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

“Match” by Paula Punch –

https://www.amazon.com/Match-Paula-Punch/dp/B074NPM61N/

Official Websites –

https://www.facebook.com/PaulaPunchMusic/

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Singer-songwriter Paula Punch releases new single ‘Lucky Girl’

The singer and songwriter of acoustic pop and adult contemporary music known as Paula Punch has released her latest official single, “Lucky Girl.” The track has been proudly published on the Punch Park independent record and fashion label without the direction of the corporate music industry. Heartfelt, outspoken, and built on a solid groove, “Lucky Girl” showcases Paula Punch to be one of Australia’s most genuine indie music artists for 2017.

Sydney’s Paula Punch cites as main artistic influences LP (Laura Pergolizzi), and “everything from opera to rock, blues, folk and pop.” She’s quick to mention her upbringing in classical music, and the effect of being married to an Elvis and Stax Records fan. “I also loved all the raw energy of bands like The Pretenders and The Eurythmics and the genius of Joni Mitchell,” she writes. Her own music is most similar to that of the aforementioned LP, whose career as a performer is undercut by her titanic work as a songwriter for the likes of Cher, Rihanna, the Backstreet Boys, Christina Aguilera, and more.

“I just love, love, love LP at the moment,” writes Paula Punch. “I immediately felt I had met a musical sister.”

The likeness is immediately apparent in Punch’s straightforward approach to song crafting. Her structure is standard pop, her lyrics equal parts earnestness and radio hooks. Appropriately, “Lucky Girl” is presented in its studio form without bells and whistles beyond the considerable talents of Punch, and her producer Rob Gist. The music fan gets the impression that she’s right there, playing live for an audience of one.

Rob Gist has brought his great experience as a sound engineer, music producer, and performer in the band Girl Overboard, when working on Paula’s songs.

Asked to describe the themes of her new single, Punch writes, “[It’s about] my life experiences, my goals, my disappointments, my joy, my love.”

Paula Punch has been in music since her youth, playing guitar, singing in the Philharmonic Motet Choir, fronting university bands, recording as a session singer, and often providing backing vocals for famed guitarist Ed Kuepper (The Saints), and other Australian artists including Anne Kirkpatrick. She is the founding member of the popular women’s singer-songwriter event in Sydney, “The Friday Girls,” at which venue female artists debut new material live before an audience in a supportive environment.

The Friday Girls has been called home by artists including Jackie Bristow, Suzy Connolly, Fiona Kernaghan, Corrine Gibbons, Helen Ryder, Greta Gertler and popular duo Joy and Lara (Joy Howard and Lara Goodridge).

“Rob and I hope to continue bringing these songs to life,” Punch says, “that tell the story of a woman living and working in Sydney, and some of the joys and struggles that come with modern life, and being a “Lucky Girl” in a lucky country!”

“Lucky Girl” by Paula Punch is available online worldwide beginning 12 July 2017 from over 600 quality digital music stores.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

“Lucky Girl” by Paula Punch –

https://www.amazon.com/Lucky-Girl-Paula-Punch/dp/B07347MXSM/

Official Website –

https://www.punchpark.com/punch-music