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SIX STRINGS: Sean McMahon
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SIX STRINGS: Sean McMahon

Sean McMahon released his album Shiner earlier this year and he continues to spread its rich batch of country-rock tunes far and wide with live shows with his band the MoonMen. Sean’s heading up to Sydney this week to play a triple bill at the Marrickville Bowling Club with Adam Young & The Haints and … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Jonny Fritz – Are You Feeling Thirsty
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NEW MUSIC: Jonny Fritz – Are You Feeling Thirsty

Jonny Fritz has announced his new LP Sweet Creep will be released by ATO on October 14th. Here’s the great first single Are You Thirsty. I first heard this when Josh Hedley covered it during his recent Australian tour. Top tune! Sweet Creep includes tracks about unchecked desire (‘Humidifier’), life on the road (‘Fifteen Passenger Van’) and … Continue reading

TOUR NEWS: Fanny Lumsden Announces Annual Country Halls Tour
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TOUR NEWS: Fanny Lumsden Announces Annual Country Halls Tour

Fanny Lumsden has been traveling around Australia for the last 6 months, covering over 20,0000km and playing shows from Tasmania to Darwin to promote her Small Town Big Shot album. Now she’s announced her annual run of country hall shows from September – November 2016. For five years now the Western NSW raised, Fanny Lumsden … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Cash Savage & The Last Drinks – One Of Us
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ALBUM REVIEW: Cash Savage & The Last Drinks – One Of Us

Cash Savage trades in gothic and roots-based rock ’n’ roll that swings from funereal folk to surging widescreen workouts. There’s more range on One Of Us than previous albums. Run With The Dogs has a War On Drugs-styled pulse, Sunday Morning is a dirty, banjo-led folk song reminiscent of The Felice Brothers, Empty Page is … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC PREMIERE: Peasant Moon – Songs From Austin EP
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NEW MUSIC PREMIERE: Peasant Moon – Songs From Austin EP

On August 1st, Sydney based alt-country duo Peasant Moon release a new mini-EP from their recording session in Austin earlier this year. The pair travelled to Texas in May and recorded at the Congress House Studio (you can read about their North American travels here).  Of the EP, Crossfire particularly stands out for us with its … Continue reading

PREMIERE: Greg Cornell & The Cornell Brothers – Broken Wings
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PREMIERE: Greg Cornell & The Cornell Brothers – Broken Wings

Brooklyn resident Greg Cornell finished recording his second LP Come On Home earlier this year and the first taste of it is the single Broken Wings, due out next month. The song features Cornell’s soaring, resonant voice, rich with emotion and riding high on the song’s pedal-steel driven and rolling country-rock vibe. Cornell and his band The Cornell Brothers have … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Willie Watson + Joshua Hedley @ NSC, Sydney (14/07/16)
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LIVE REVIEW: Willie Watson + Joshua Hedley @ NSC, Sydney (14/07/16)

Love Police have a knack for booking repeat tours that build up a local audience for supremely talented artists. In the past they’ve worked with Justin Townes Earle and Robert Ellis. This tour showcased two musicians who have been relatively frequent visitors, though not in a solo capacity. Yet again Love Police have hosted one … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife – Thieves
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ALBUM REVIEW: Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife – Thieves

Tracy McNeil showed flashes of brilliance on her previous album and she’s taken that one step further with a more consistent set of songs on Thieves. There’s a laid-back smooth quality to McNeil’s music that recalls US west coast FM rock of the late 70’s with warm harmonies, swaying guitar lines and a general uplifting … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Darren Cross – When The Chills Are Coming
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NEW MUSIC: Darren Cross – When The Chills Are Coming

Darren Cross (Gerling, Jep and Dep) is a couple of months out from releasing his debut solo album _Xantastic. It finds the songwriter heading into dark folk territory while still retaining subtle glimpses of technology via textured ambience and synths. That blending of styles is what made Gerling such a distinctive sound and continues to … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Katie Brianna – Birmingham
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NEW MUSIC: Katie Brianna – Birmingham

Sydney’s Katie Brianna has announced that her new album Victim or the Heroine is set for release on Friday August 19 (MGM Distribution). The Shane Nicholson produced album is reportedly a more restrained set of songs than her previous album. Here’s Birmingham, the first single from the record, of which Brianna says in her own words: “I think this … Continue reading