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NEW MUSIC: Huck Hayden – Fire Ball
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NEW MUSIC: Huck Hayden – Fire Ball

I’m loving the world weary vocal on this slice of melodic country rock by Nashville-based Huck Hayden. There’s Petty in there, a dash of Berman-esque indie rock, the country-leaning side of J. Mascis and the heavier, electrified folk-rock of Neil Young. The push and pull tension between the vocal and the blistered guitar sound on … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Mitch Dillon’s Compulsive Ramblers
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ALBUM REVIEW: Mitch Dillon’s Compulsive Ramblers

MITCH DILLON’S COMPULSIVE RAMBLERS MITCH DILLON’S COMPULSIVE RAMBLERS RAGGED GUM RECORDS Melbourne musician Mitch Dillon has been around the local scene for a while now, backing up other artists and fronting Attractor Beams, a much-missed band who wore obvious influences such as The Replacements on their sleeves.  Now stepping out on his own with backing … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Kevin Coons – Rattlesnake Canyon
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NEW MUSIC: Kevin Coons – Rattlesnake Canyon

There’s a big Townes Van Zandt vibe on this new track from Kevin Coons. It takes Townes’ melodic phrasing and relocates it to a tougher, groove-based cosmic Americana place. Rhythmically it buries itself in your short term memory and hits repeat. Killer track! Coons pulled in Dillon Napier from Margo Price’s band on drums for … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: HaydenGoSeek – The Great Unknown
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NEW MUSIC: HaydenGoSeek – The Great Unknown

‘The Great Unknown’ is the latest single from New Zealand songwriter HaydenGoSeek (also the front person of Cheap Fakes) and it details his travels from smalltown New Zealand to living in Australia. The song is a bristling piece of melodic country-tinged folk that wins on account of Hayden’s vocal and the counterpoint fiddle that shadows … Continue reading

SINGLE/VIDEO PREMIERE: Suz Dorahy – Tell You
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SINGLE/VIDEO PREMIERE: Suz Dorahy – Tell You

This morning we’re lucky enough to be premiering the video clip for Suz Dorahy‘s brand new single ‘Tell You’ which is released tomorrow. The single is Dorahy’s first since she released the song ‘Margharita’ in 2019 and finds her striking a magnificent alt-country sound that recalls the preeminent sound and swagger of Lucinda Williams in … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Robert Connely Farr – Going Away To Leave You
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NEW MUSIC: Robert Connely Farr – Going Away To Leave You

Dirty, raw, dragged through the dirt and spirited like a life well lived. That’s the sound of this rough and rugged cover of Bentonia Bluesman Jimmy “Duck” Holmes’ ‘Going Away To Leave You’, by Robert Connely Farr. It’s all in the tension and stormy mood of those six strings and Robert’s gruff vocal on this … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Albert Loss – Papunya Road
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Albert Loss – Papunya Road

Straight outta Perth comes Albert Loss and his loping, heartache of a song, ‘Papunya Road’, draped in pedal steel and banjo. There’s country and folk in the mix as he sings of the ups and downs of fatherhood, evoking the sprawling beauty of the red centre and the tenderness of family. There’s a perfect tumble and … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Rachel Fannan & Jacob Miller – Sacred Regard
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NEW MUSIC: Rachel Fannan & Jacob Miller – Sacred Regard

Here’s a beautifully low key duet between Rachel Fannan and Jacob Miller. Half-strummed guitar strings ring out as the duo sing a world weary ode to a missed connection and a romantic “could-have-been”. The song reminds me of M. Ward; a late-night folk sound, warbly and worn, like a lost, sweet and ramshackle standard. “Sometimes … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Dave Wright & The Midnight Electric – Tennessee
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Dave Wright & The Midnight Electric – Tennessee

Dave Wright & The Midnight Electric have a brand new clip for their single ‘Tennessee‘, taken from their 2021 album Lost Inside A Dream, and we’re very pleased to be able to premiere it on PTW today. ‘Tennessee’ is a wonderfully spirited and freewheeling song that takes one hell of a swing at a big … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Suicide Swans – Reservations
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ALBUM REVIEW: Suicide Swans – Reservations

SUICIDE SWANS RESERVATIONS NEAR ENOUGH RECORDS The latest album from the prolific Queensland alt-country band led by singer-songwriter Kyle Jenkins continues their stunning and world class run of releases. It’s also their last album under the SS name. From now on the band, now a quartet, will be known was Mt. Morning. Each of their … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Riley Catherall – When I Go
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ALBUM REVIEW: Riley Catherall – When I Go

One of the standout features of Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Riley Catherall’s debut album is that it is the sound of an artist in consummate control of his craft. Born and raised in Yass Valley (NSW), Catherall’s story includes tenures playing jazz and blues before he attended the CMAA Academy of Country Music and received invaluable writing … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Allison Forbes – Pieces Of Silver
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Allison Forbes – Pieces Of Silver

Here at PTW we’re very pleased to be able to premiere Allison Forbes‘ brand new video for ‘Pieces Of Silver’, the second of her 2021 singles and hot on the heels of last year’s excellent Bonedigger album. “No matter how dark the darkness gets, there will always be the stars.” There’s a bristling energy and … Continue reading

NEWS: Love Police announce new record label
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NEWS: Love Police announce new record label

Love Police, the touring company led by Brian Taranto and responsible for some of the most memorable alt-country, Americana and folk music tours of the last two decades, has joined forces with Dave Laing (Dave Laing Publicity, Warner (and Warner’s revival of Festival), Shock Records, Dog Meat Records) to started a record label called Love … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: River Dreams – Landscape
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NEW MUSIC: River Dreams – Landscape

River Dreams take a step closer to the release of the debut album Small Paintings, due out in 2021. The nom de plume of Sydney songwriter/band leader Carl Manwarring, River Dreams is nuanced songwriting par-excellence. There are elements of dark folk rock, alt-country, and a rolling and evocative, baroque indie rock sound in his songs. … Continue reading