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LIVE REVIEW: Margo Price, Courtney Marie Andrews, Sydney
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LIVE REVIEW: Margo Price, Courtney Marie Andrews, Sydney

Margo Price, Courtney Marie Andrews Factory Theatre, Marrickville NSW 16th October 2018 Thanks to the good taste of tour promoters Love Police, October is the time of year when Sydney gets a handful of sideshows in the wake of the Out On The Weekend festival in Melbourne. This year the pick of the crop was … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: The Gracious Losers – I Can Never Read The Signs
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NEW MUSIC: The Gracious Losers – I Can Never Read The Signs

UK nine-piece The Gracious Losers recently released their debut LP The Last Of The Gracious Losers and it features ‘I Can Never Read The Signs’, the closing track on the rich and set of Americana music that draws from gospel, country and soul music. From Glasgow to Woodstock the line is drawn and followed with … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC PREMIERE: Kyle Jenkins – Vultures
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NEW MUSIC PREMIERE: Kyle Jenkins – Vultures

Kyle Jenkins of Suicide Swans continues his golden streak of songwriting and prolific releases with this second single from his debut solo LP Meltdown. The track hits a bass-led groove and never lets up. Clever sonic details like a ride cymbal doubling down on the reference to smashing on the keys of typewriters and the … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Ayleen O’Hanlon – Good As Gold
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NEW MUSIC: Ayleen O’Hanlon – Good As Gold

  Melbourne musician Ayleen O’Hanlon has a brand new single out now via the good folk at Blind Date Records. ‘Good As Gold’ is a change-up for Ayleen, more country rock than her previous folk leanings. It works brilliantly too. It’s tough and tender at the same time with an ebb and flow, a glorious … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Riley Catherall – Robin
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NEW MUSIC: Riley Catherall – Robin

Riley Catherall hails from Canberra but is now a resident of Melbourne. He’s got an EP on the way, featuring Bill and Kasey Chambers and Kasey joins him on this beautiful track, ‘Robin’ – an ode to a red-breasted bird. He cites James Taylor, Neil Young and Jason Isbell as influences and you can certainly hear … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Freddy & Francine – Half A Mind
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NEW MUSIC: Freddy & Francine – Half A Mind

I came across this beautiful slice of soulful Americana, the single from Freddy & Francine, a duo out of Nashville (previously based in L.A). The song comes from their recently released EP Moonless Night, produced by Dan Knobler (Lake Street Dive). Check out the amusing clip for ‘Half A Mind’ below and you can listen to the full … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Dashville Skyline 2018
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LIVE REVIEW: Dashville Skyline 2018

Dashville Skyline, held on the same picturesque family property as The Gum Ball, Pigsty In July and Thrashville, returned for its 4th year with its largest festival line-up to date, comprised of 100% Australian acts, spread over three days. The weather gods had threatened through the week but blue skies prevailed for yet another superb … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Beard Bates – Joyous Season (ft. The Icarus Line)
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NEW MUSIC: Beard Bates – Joyous Season (ft. The Icarus Line)

Beard Bates has a new album on the way called The World Is Blown (November 9, 2018) and here’s the latest  video clip from it for the track ‘Joyous Season’. The song features the late The Icarus Line providing the dark Americana psych rock atmosphere while Bates delivers a haunting vocal that manages to channel 90s alt-rock and … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Micah P. Hinson – The Sleep Of The Damned
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NEW MUSIC: Micah P. Hinson – The Sleep Of The Damned

Micah P. Hinson has a new album on the way, due out on October 26th. When I Shoot At You With Arrows, I Will Shoot To Destroy You includes this fine song, ‘The Sleep Of The Damned’, a ramshackle slice of loose limbed rock ‘n’ roll with a backwoods vibe and reference points in the region of Smog … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Michigan Rattlers – Evergreen
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NEW MUSIC: Michigan Rattlers – Evergreen

  Michigan Rattlers released their album Evergreen last week (Sept 28th) and two songs in particular have caught our attention. ‘Didn’t You Know’, with it’s Ryan Adams melancholic sway and nostalgic ache. It tumbles along gently, on a warm yet troubled wind. ‘Evergreen’ has a similar feel, comparing long highways and lonely travels with the … Continue reading