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You may recall her from Sydney's electronic/rock outfit Decoder Ring or perhaps you caught her recently alongside the likes of Liam Gallagher, DMA's, the Lemonheads and Julia Jacklin at Fairgrounds festival in her own hometown of Berry on the NSW south coast.

Maybe you've never taken the chance to see her perform live but that could change soon with the release of Lenka's new double EP Recover and Discover. Following her 2017 album Attune and what had been a fairly relentless schedule of making music and touring over a decade – as well as her acting work which stretches back to the mid 1990s – Lenka opted to switch gears recently.

Lenka.Credit:Alex Vaughan

Recover and Discover is her recording a bunch of other artists' music, including Pat Benatar's We Belong, along with several of her own new songs. According to Lenka, these releases are "an ode to music and the power it has to transform" one's state of being. To celebrate these brand new releases Lenka is playing launch shows at The Toff in Melbourne (with Georgia Fields) on Friday, March 6, and at Marrickville's Camelot Lounge in Sydney on Sunday, March 8. There will be other shows too, including an Adelaide Fringe festival appearance (with Emma Knights) on March 10. For all dates, go to lenkamusic.com

Perhaps best known for her track The Show, from 2008's self-titled album, Lenka has proven herself to be a multi-faceted artist who's also enjoyed working with other musicians, including Paul Mac (on his album Panic Room) and more recently with Sally Seltmann. Now it's back to doing shows under her own name for Recover and Discover.

album of the week
Pollyman
Pollyman
(Bonsai Records)
★★★★
He may be just into his 20s but with years of playing in bands already under his belt, it's not surprising George Carroll Wilson brings a swagger and self-assuredness to his role out front of Melbourne trio Pollyman.

"I feel like a quoka, I'm always smiling," he sings on opening track Quoka, which features his distinctly `70s influenced guitar twang, along with brother Fenn Wilson's equally old school, impressive thwack on the drums. Alister Hull on bass rounds out this classy sounding bunch of Bowie, Small Faces and Marc Bolan lovin' buddies. There's much to enjoy here.

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