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ALBUM REVIEW: Margo Price – All American Made
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ALBUM REVIEW: Margo Price – All American Made

Rising through the country and Americana ranks, Margo Price hit pay-dirt with her 2016 album Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, drawing critical acclaim from all quarters of the country world. Now she’s gone one step further on her new album, never pulling punches and wrapping it all up in a wonderfully wide-ranging classic and soulful country palette. … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Brooke Russell & The Mean Reds – The Way You Leave
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ALBUM REVIEW: Brooke Russell & The Mean Reds – The Way You Leave

Melbourne’s Brooke Russell has one of those voices that, depending on your mood, that is comforting and makes everything feel alright or assists you in wallowing in your sorrow. Either way it’s a beautiful voice, full of rich tonal character that sways through the melodies and slow dances across the quietly mesmerising backing of her … Continue reading

NEWS: Announcing The Inaugural Americana Music Prize Of Australia
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NEWS: Announcing The Inaugural Americana Music Prize Of Australia

“We want to support, encourage, mentor and resource aspiring unsigned artists in the Americana/alt-country scene in Australia and this is a great way to kick start a career,” says Shane Nicholson of his latest initiative to support the genre that he has become so recognised for. Launching today as a joint initiative of Shane Nicholson/The … Continue reading

NEWS: Josh T. Pearson announces new LP ‘The Straight Hits!’
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NEWS: Josh T. Pearson announces new LP ‘The Straight Hits!’

The enigma that is Josh T. Pearson first made his name at the helm of the epic and apocalyptic post-rock trio Lift To Experience (The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads). Following the band’s dissolution he went solo, releasing the intense Last Of The Country Gentlemen in 2011. Now, after reuniting with LTE and playing a handful of shows, … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Fanny Lumsden – Real Class Act
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ALBUM REVIEW: Fanny Lumsden – Real Class Act

Fanny Lumsden continues to go from strength to strength, building her fiercely independent brand of autobiographical country and folk music. Playing country hall shows, living and traveling in a caravan and covering all corners of Australia, she’s living as boldly as she’s working hard and this album, her second full-length, finds her documenting those adventures … Continue reading

VIDEO: Suicide Swans – Yearling
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VIDEO: Suicide Swans – Yearling

Suicide Swans released one of our favourite alt-country albums of 2017 and now they’ve released a clip for one Augusta’s many highlights – ‘Yearling’. You can read a review of the album in the current Jan/Feb 2018 issue of Rhythms magazine. ‘Yearling’ explores the confusion, isolation and pain that can come with finding your way … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Gretta Ziller – Queen Of Boomtown
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ALBUM REVIEW: Gretta Ziller – Queen Of Boomtown

It’s been a long time coming but Melbourne’s Gretta Ziller has finally released her debut solo album, the followup to her Hell’s Half Acre EP from 2014. The good news is that it exceeds the expectations she set up with that fine EP, digging deeper and taking her songwriting and singing to some impressive and … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Iron & Wine – Beast Epic
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ALBUM REVIEW: Iron & Wine – Beast Epic

Sam Beam returns with his sixth album and it finds him returning to his earlier sound where the music is stripped back, relatively unadorned and existing in it’s own unhurried world. By recording live, with minimal overdubs, Beam has ensured the focus is on a clear and detailed presentation of the songs, his warm and … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Ian Felice – In The Kingdom of Dreams
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ALBUM REVIEW: Ian Felice – In The Kingdom of Dreams

As one of The Felice Brothers, Ian Felice has been the haunting, ragged and cosmic voice behind a rich discography of Americana music that straddles the contemporary and the archaic, with their lived-in sound and free-wheelin’ and free-spirited lyricism. Now Felice has followed in the steps of brother Simone (who left the band fairly early … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Barefoot In The Head
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ALBUM REVIEW: Chris Robinson Brotherhood – Barefoot In The Head

Since The Black Crowes finally closed the curtains at the start of 2015, Chris Robinson has continued to embrace his new lease of life with his band of soulful and psychedelic, country and blues-rock travellers in Chris Robinson Brotherhood. Barefoot In The Head is their fifth album and it again showcases their effortless musical synergy … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Marlon Williams @ Oxford Art Factory
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LIVE REVIEW: Marlon Williams @ Oxford Art Factory

Marlon Williams + Archer @ Oxford Art Factory, Nov 15th 2017 With a career that continues to go from strength to strength, this was a key and fascinating moment to hear and see Marlon Williams perform songs from his forthcoming second album Make Way For Love, ahead of its February release. Archer opened the evening with a … Continue reading

NEWS: Robert Ellis & Courtney Hartman pay tribute to John Hartford
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NEWS: Robert Ellis & Courtney Hartman pay tribute to John Hartford

Robert Ellis and Courtney Hartman have teamed up for Dear John (Dec 8th), an album of ten John Hartford songs, paying tribute to the songwriter known for his solo performances where he would alternate between guitar, banjo, and fiddle while he tap danced and clogged on an amplified piece of plywood, John Hartford is credited as … Continue reading