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DAN BRODIE FEELS THE LOVE IN NEW VIDEO CLIP
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DAN BRODIE FEELS THE LOVE IN NEW VIDEO CLIP

Dan Brodie has been a mainstay of Australian alt-country and heartfelt rock ‘n’ roll for nigh on three decades now and he keeps on delivering, whether it’s dark, hot blooded rock or brooding, atmospheric country ballads. His latest single ‘(I Can Feel) Love Closing In’ falls into the latter camp. It’s draped in melancholic romanticism … Continue reading

TEX PERKINS & THE FAT RUBBER BAND RELEASE NEW SINGLE OF LUSTFUL INTENT
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TEX PERKINS & THE FAT RUBBER BAND RELEASE NEW SINGLE OF LUSTFUL INTENT

Tex Perkins & The Fat Rubber Band are proud to reveal single number two from their forthcoming album Other World with the hypnotic and languid groove of ‘(I Wanna Be) Close To You‘. It’s a song that slinks into the room with a sultry swing and swagger, a wink and a beckoning finger. Tex describes it as “pop, rock … Continue reading

BUD ROKESKY RELEASES THIRD SINGLE FROM ALBUM OUTSIDER, OUT FEB 17TH
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BUD ROKESKY RELEASES THIRD SINGLE FROM ALBUM OUTSIDER, OUT FEB 17TH

Bud Rokesky stopped me in my tracks at Dashville Skyline last year. Time paused and for a brief time all that mattered was that voice and those songs. He’s already released two stellar singles in ‘Floodlight’ and ‘Love My Baby More’ and now he’s released number three – ‘Baby And I‘, another stunning track from … Continue reading

LUCERO RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘MACON IF WE MAKE IT’, ALBUM OUT FEB 24TH
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LUCERO RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘MACON IF WE MAKE IT’, ALBUM OUT FEB 24TH

Based on the sound of the songs already released, Lucero look to be in fine form on their new album Should’ve Learned By Now, out Feb 24th via Liberty & Lament/Thirty Tigers. Inspired by an impending hurricane, the song draws parallels between a literal storm and a troubled relationship back home, before the listener is … Continue reading

VIDEO: Dave Favours & The Roadside Ashes – There Goes The Neighbourhood
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VIDEO: Dave Favours & The Roadside Ashes – There Goes The Neighbourhood

Dave Favours and band released their latest Cheap Motels After Midnight album in April and to round out a successful year the Sydney alt-country group have released the video clip for the single ‘There Goes The Neighbourhood‘, a song that takes a bleak look at the changing times, people and places of their hometown. According … Continue reading

FAVOURITE AU/NZ ALBUMS 2022
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FAVOURITE AU/NZ ALBUMS 2022

As always, it’s been another strong year for local releases in 2022, as artists find their feet again and cast their creative efforts out into the world after a couple of years of turmoil. Ahead of our main album list for the year, here are our eleven favourite Australian and Aotearoa/NZ albums for 2022. As … Continue reading

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: Bud Rokesky – Floodlights
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Bud Rokesky – Floodlights

Brisbane-based country singer/songwriter and truck driving troubadour Bud Rokesky first caught my ear with his debut single ‘Love My Baby More’. A couple of weeks later I was standing in front of the stage at Dashville Skyline in the Hunter Valley with the early afternoon sun casting a warm glow across the assembled audience. A … Continue reading