ALBUM REVIEW: Bonnie Prince Billy – Best Troubador
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ALBUM REVIEW: Bonnie Prince Billy – Best Troubador

A life-long Merle Haggard fan, Will Oldham has apparently long considered recording an album of Haggard songs and in the wake of his death last April he’s done just that. He hasn’t gone straight for the hits though, he’s hen-picked from 44 years of recorded songs, choosing personal favourites in honour of the great songwriter. … Continue reading

NEWS: Bloodshot Records Announces 2017 Xmas Compilation
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NEWS: Bloodshot Records Announces 2017 Xmas Compilation

Bloodshot Records know their way around a good compilation album and this year they’ve put together 13 tracks to celebrate/survive/bemoan the December festive period. 13 Days of Xmas has something to fit any mood, any occasion, for this sometimes-wonderful, sometimes-trying time of year. From the garage-soul of Barrence Whitfield and the Savages’ “Papa Barrence’s Christmas,” … Continue reading

PTW PRESENTS: Red-Eyed and Blue – That Red Head + Ben Leece
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PTW PRESENTS: Red-Eyed and Blue – That Red Head + Ben Leece

FACEBOOK EVENT That Red Head is an extension of Lozz Benson and her love for Rockabilly and Blues music. She drives the band from behind her drum kit with groove and attitude, and has a soulful voice that evokes Patsy Cline and Etta James, yet flies freely in its own unique style. Throw in a … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Willie Nelson – God’s Problem Child
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ALBUM REVIEW: Willie Nelson – God’s Problem Child

A year on from the death of friend and collaborator, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson pays tribute with ‘He Won’t Ever Be Gone’, the closing track on God’s Problem Child. The passing of time and mortality rears its inevitable head on a number of the album’s songs. ‘Old Timer’ and the black humour of ‘Still Not … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Dashville Skyline Festival 2017
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LIVE REVIEW: Dashville Skyline Festival 2017

Now in its third year, Belford’s Dashville Skyline is fast becoming a fixture on the alt-country, psych and rock’n’roll calendar, this year showcasing artists from Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Ireland. Only 2.5 hours north of Sydney, it all comes together on the Johnston family farm, with the festival (plus Gum Ball and Thrashville) managed … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Suicide Swans – Horses
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Suicide Swans – Horses

Suicide Swans are a five-piece alt-country/rock band from Toowoomba QLD who have been strumming their way through South East Queensland since 2012. ‘Horses’ is the first single to come from their LP Augusta, due of November 17th. This will be their second full length album following Ghosts We Forget in 2015. ‘Horses’ has a great sound … Continue reading

PTW Presents: Red-Eyed & Blue – Tim Easton + Jason Walker
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PTW Presents: Red-Eyed & Blue – Tim Easton + Jason Walker

Post To Wire Presents: Red-Eyed & Blue JASON WALKER + TIM EASTON (USA) Sunday October 8th 2017 @ The Bearded Tit, Redfern Jason Walker little introduction to Sydney audiences, with a pedigree of decades in the indie and alt-country scenes he’s built up a well earned respect from the industry built on strong songwriting, in-demand pedal … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Ruby Boots @ Brighton Up Bar, Sydney
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LIVE REVIEW: Ruby Boots @ Brighton Up Bar, Sydney

Ruby Boots + James Thomson @ Brighton Up Bar, Darlinghurst NSW, Sept 27th 2017 Back in Australia to play Out On The Weekend, the Australian Americana Music Honours event and some solo shows to showcase her forthcoming new album, Ruby Boots is on the cusp of another exciting chapter in her musical career. This was … Continue reading

NEWS: Dylan announces massive Bootleg Series release of the ‘gospel years’
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NEWS: Dylan announces massive Bootleg Series release of the ‘gospel years’

This has always been one of the more fascinating periods of Dylan’s career, when he started exploring gospel music and religious-leaning song subject matter.  Due from Columbia and Legacy on November 3rd, Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981 focuses on Dylan’s so-called “gospel years”. The Deluxe Edition features nine discs – 8 … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Daniel Romano – Modern Pressure
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ALBUM REVIEW: Daniel Romano – Modern Pressure

Shapeshifting songwriter Daniel Romano has covered wide stylistic ground, from his post-hardcore band Attack in Black through to his run of top-notch solo albums that take in classic country, folk and psychedelic variations of the aforementioned. Now with Modern Pressure he’s consolidated his sound, corralling all those Americana variations into his consistently best album to … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: John Moreland – Big Bad Luv
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ALBUM REVIEW: John Moreland – Big Bad Luv

John Moreland has been one of those best-kept secrets for a while now, slowly emerging as a highly respected songwriter on the alt-country/Americana scene. He’s never had a breakout single or any landmark moment, rather he’s slowly refined and improved his craft, garnering increasing critical acclaim and a growing fanbase. Big Bad Luv finds him … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Davidson Brothers – All You Need Is Music
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ALBUM REVIEW: Davidson Brothers – All You Need Is Music

The brothers are back with another album of bluegrass, folk and country music in their laconic, easy-going style. At times the songs themselves dip into bland and cliched lyrical territory but if you can get past that, take a long drive or kick back on a sunny afternoon and relish the exceptional musicianship on display. … Continue reading