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Countrified Interpretations: The Art of the Cover Song
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Countrified Interpretations: The Art of the Cover Song

Reinterpreting the song of another artist is a strong tradition in country music, perhaps more than any other genre. The catalogue of classic and iconic songs stretches back nearly a century. From The Carter Family to Hank Williams, George Jones to Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton to Emmylou Harris – the collection of timeless songs to cover … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Darren Watson – Too Many Millionaires
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ALBUM REVIEW: Darren Watson – Too Many Millionaires

Darren Watson is a stalwart of the New Zealand blues scene with a lineage in the bands Chicago Smoke Shop and Midge Marsden Band. Primarily he’s cut his teeth as an electric guitarist and singer so this acoustic record is a departure from the template and as a result it feels like a special project.  … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Tori Forsyth – Dawn Of The Dark
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ALBUM REVIEW: Tori Forsyth – Dawn Of The Dark

In less than two years since writing her first song, Tori Forsyth signed to Universal Music here in Australia and has more than lived up to expectations on her Shane Nicholson-produced debut album. Forsyth inhabits the corner of Americana music where pop pacing and high-rise melodies nuzzle up to shuffling country rhythms and darker gothic-tinged … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Suicide Swans
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INTERVIEW: Suicide Swans

THE SONIC DIARY OF SUICIDE SWANS Over the last six years the QLD town of Toowoomba has been been echoing to the strains of Suicide Swans and their fascinating blend of folk, cosmic country and psychedelic rock. On their latest album La Jungla they’ve expanded their sound into new musical terrain. Kyle Jenkins is the … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Kasey Chambers & The Fireside Disciples – Campfire
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ALBUM REVIEW: Kasey Chambers & The Fireside Disciples – Campfire

Kasey Chambers’ last release was a double album, a sprawling and diverse set that at times felt like it would have benefited from more editing and quality control. Perhaps in reaction to the nature of that album she’s retreated to the campfire as both a symbol and a literal focal point for this set of … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Suicide Swans – La Jungla
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ALBUM REVIEW: Suicide Swans – La Jungla

Suicide Swans are seemingly a band on a mission. The dust has barely settled on the release cycle for their excellent Augusta album of last year and they’re already releasing it’s followup – the sprawling, psych, rock and cosmic country double album that is La Jungla. Recorded live in one day in an amphitheatre, the band … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Eddie Nuardo – Honey Baby
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Eddie Nuardo – Honey Baby

Melbourne singer/songwriter Eddie Nuardo is releasing his new solo LP The Good Whiskey Never Lasts next week on Tuesday June 12th. PTW is pleased to be able to premiere the first single/video from the album, ‘Honey Baby’. It’s a sweet sway of a song built on lilting guitar and vocal melodies and the voice of Helena … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Davey Craddock – One Punch
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ALBUM REVIEW: Davey Craddock – One Punch

Davey Craddock draped his debut album in Americana sounds as he wove stories about places and people, primarily in Australia. It was a superb debut and its followup, One Punch, is equally compelling whilst coming from different angles. One Punch steps back, and assesses the world with a brutal honesty. It takes stock of the … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Neil Young + Promise Of The Real – The Visitor
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ALBUM REVIEW: Neil Young + Promise Of The Real – The Visitor

This the second studio album from Young’s collaboration with Promise Of The Real, the band centred around Willie Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah. The Monsanto Years was a much straighter country rock affair while The Visitor sets out for wider and more eclectic terrain, making it his best album since Psychedelic Pill. ‘Fly By Night’ … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Cat Canteri – Inner North
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ALBUM REVIEW: Cat Canteri – Inner North

Singer songwriter Cat Canteri has been slowly been building herself an impressive career that now numbers three solo albums. The sense of patience, self-determination and the evolution and refinement of her songwriting makes Inner North her most rewarding record to date. Canteri’s ability to drift between styles is a real strength and the way she … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Marlon Williams @ Metro Theatre, Sydney
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LIVE REVIEW: Marlon Williams @ Metro Theatre, Sydney

Marlon Williams, The Weather Station @ Metro Theatre, May 17th 2018 Five years of hard work, countless hours in airport lounges, nights on friends’ couches and in bars and clubs is paying off big time with Marlon Williams’ current Australian tour sold out in the largest venues he’s headlined to date.  This time around he he’s brought … Continue reading

20th Anniversary: Remembering Chris Whitley’s ‘Dirt Floor’
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20th Anniversary: Remembering Chris Whitley’s ‘Dirt Floor’

Blues & Alchemy: Remembering Chris Whitley’s ‘Dirt Floor’ 2000 was a particularly big year for me personally. I’d finished high school in rural NSW the previous year and had transgressed to the metropolis of Sydney. I spent the year between two share houses, one in La Perouse, the other in Petersham. I’d be embarrassed to … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: The High Ceilings – Poppy Won
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NEW MUSIC: The High Ceilings – Poppy Won

Sydney trio The High Ceilings have released a new single, the precursor to a full length album they’ve been working on, with the majority recorded in a community hall on the South Coast of NSW. ‘Poppy Won’ has a wonderful blend of the slacker delivery of Dylan, the weary, ragged strum and melancholic vibe of Neil … Continue reading