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FLEUR WIBER BUILDS A SWEET COUNTRY GROOVE ON ‘PLASTIC SKYSCRAPERS’
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FLEUR WIBER BUILDS A SWEET COUNTRY GROOVE ON ‘PLASTIC SKYSCRAPERS’

Sydney songwriter Fleur Wiber has impressed with her previous releases, both solo and with Chris Carrapetta. Her latest release is ‘Plastic Skyscrapers‘, a song that perfectly the blends classic and contemporary strains of country music, yet still with a gentle cosmic folk drift in its DNA. Drums shuffle, guitars twang & tumble along while a … Continue reading

NEW VIDEO: Anna Weatherup – The River
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NEW VIDEO: Anna Weatherup – The River

I was lucky enough to catch Anna Weatherup live at Dashville Skyline recently and she played an impressive set of soulful multi-genre songs, all sharing a rich vein of emotive, world class songwriting. Last week she released her new single ‘The River’ and last night the excellent video clip for the song premiere on YouTube. … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Tom West & Lucinda R. – Peninsula
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Tom West & Lucinda R. – Peninsula

Today we’re very pleased to bring you the premiere of ‘Peninsula‘, the new single by Tom West (Chicago via SA) & Lucinda R. (QLD). The pair have combined to pen a collaborative album of contemporary indie folk with a cinematic twist. Inspired by a road trip to SA’s Fleurieu Peninsula the duo rapidly wrote ten … Continue reading

ERNEST AINES RELEASES LIVE STUDIO PERFORMANCE OF THE SHIMMERING FOLK SINGLE ‘RIGGED GAMES’
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ERNEST AINES RELEASES LIVE STUDIO PERFORMANCE OF THE SHIMMERING FOLK SINGLE ‘RIGGED GAMES’

Last month, Melbourne songwriter Ernest Aines released ‘Rigged Games‘, the third single from his forthcoming new album Spiral Bound which is set for release early in 2023. There’s a haunting and emotive folk sweep that lifts the song from a straight folk composition into a heady and ethereal paean to a whirlwind relationship that disintegrates … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Sunset Stranger releases new pop-streaked cosmic country song/video
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Sunset Stranger releases new pop-streaked cosmic country song/video

Melbourne songwriter Sunset Stranger (Stephen E. Stanisic) has released the results of his latest trip to Rolling Stock Recording Rooms, under the guidance of producer Myles Mumford. ‘Prometheus Blues‘, out today via Bandcamp and streaming services, is an upbeat slice of kaleidoscopic folk, country and blues that dances lightly from the speakers. Guitars and dobro … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Lyle Lovett – 12th Of June
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ALBUM REVIEW: Lyle Lovett – 12th Of June

LYLE LOVETT 12TH OF JUNE VERVE RECORDS It’s been a while between drinks for the iconic Lyle Lovett but he’s finally back with a new album, a decade on from his last record, Release Me. In true Lovett fashion, he’s brought together all of his influences – jazz, Western swing, Texas country and heavily rhythm-based … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Phil Smith – That’s Love For You
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Phil Smith – That’s Love For You

Hobart-based songwriter Phil Smith has released, ‘That’s Love For You‘ the first single from his forthcoming new album Into The Night (early 2023) and we’re super happy to be able to premiere the video clip, directed by Bones, on PTW today. The single has that perfect melancholic alt-country sway, built on harmonica, perfectly placed and … Continue reading

TWANG SAVANT SKINNY DYCK LEANS INTO A SWEET AND CLASSIC HONKY TONK SWAY ON NEW SINGLE
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TWANG SAVANT SKINNY DYCK LEANS INTO A SWEET AND CLASSIC HONKY TONK SWAY ON NEW SINGLE

Introducing Skinny Dyck, straight out of Lethbridge, Alberta. He’s just put out his third release with the EP Palace Waiting, featuring this dusty dance-floor gem ‘Ripe There On The Vine‘. As he explains, the song is “a modern sounding, traditional rooted country song with a cheeky, optimistic message capturing the waiting game that ensures before … Continue reading

THE HEAVENLY SOUNDS OF MELISSA CARPER ON HER SINGLE ‘AIN’T A DAY GOES BY’
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THE HEAVENLY SOUNDS OF MELISSA CARPER ON HER SINGLE ‘AIN’T A DAY GOES BY’

Texan singer/songwriter and upright bassist Melissa Carper released her single ‘Ain’t A Day Goes By‘ last month. It’s the lead single from her forthcoming LP Ramblin’ Soul, out on November 18th via Mae Music/Thirty Tigers. According to the advance press release, the album ventures into blues, early rock and roll, and old-school soul, along with Carper’s signature … Continue reading

MINOR GOLD STRIKE A RICH MELODIC SEAM ON DEBUT SINGLE/VIDEO
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MINOR GOLD STRIKE A RICH MELODIC SEAM ON DEBUT SINGLE/VIDEO

Minor Gold might be a new name but dig a little deeper and you’ll no doubt recognise the key architects of this new collaborative duo – Tracy McNeil and Dan Parsons, both wonderful and successful songwriters, singers and musicians in their own right. The warm folk sound of their debut single ‘Mona Lisa‘ is the perfect … Continue reading

JEN MIZE & THE ROUGH N’ TUMBLE GET ALL RILED UP IN A SOUL & ROOTS SHAKEDOWN
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JEN MIZE & THE ROUGH N’ TUMBLE GET ALL RILED UP IN A SOUL & ROOTS SHAKEDOWN

Jen Mize hits the soul, blues and Americana afterburners on this killer second single from this new project with her eight-piece band The Rough N’ Tumble. Sparse and deeply soulful, ‘All Riled Up‘ digs a deep and infectious groove. There are some great contemporary sounds being created with this kind of stylistic blend (Tami Neilson, … Continue reading

HILLSBOROUGH RELEASE DEBUT LP & NEW VIDEO FOR ‘MAGNETIC LIVES’
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HILLSBOROUGH RELEASE DEBUT LP & NEW VIDEO FOR ‘MAGNETIC LIVES’

The Queensland band Hillsborough, based around Phil Usher and Beata Maglai, released their debut album Comin’ Back For You this week and to mark the occasion they’ve also released the video clip for their latest single ‘Magnetic Lives‘ – an alt-country song built around a dusty acoustic strum, an electric twang and sublime vocal harmonies … Continue reading

PHOTOS: Dashville Skyline, October 2022
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PHOTOS: Dashville Skyline, October 2022

Another incredible long weekend of cosmic country music in the idyllic surrounds of the Hunter Valley. A ton of highlights at the festival this year (as always) but my PTW gold star picks for this year go to Skyscraper Stan & The Commission Flats, Grace Cummings, Watty Thompson, Bud Rokesky, The Tall Stories, Sweet Talk, … Continue reading

AUSTIN, TX MUSICIAN JD CASPER WRITES A HEARTFELT  SONG FOR HIS SON
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AUSTIN, TX MUSICIAN JD CASPER WRITES A HEARTFELT SONG FOR HIS SON

Sometimes the simplest songs are the most affecting. The bare and poetic conveyance of heartfelt thoughts and emotions always ring the truest and Austin, TX songwriter JD Casper has done just that. The song came to him in an inspired moment over a morning coffee and JD says “I hope he listens to this throughout … Continue reading