THE RICH AND SOULFUL, STRIPPED DOWN SOUND OF MEREDITH LAZOWSKI
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THE RICH AND SOULFUL, STRIPPED DOWN SOUND OF MEREDITH LAZOWSKI

If you like the lush country soul sounds of Courtney Marie Andrews, Katie Brianna, Not Good With Horses or The Delines then Meredith Lazowski is definitely one to check out. Last month the Toronto alt-country artist released ‘Other Way Home‘, the second single and title track from her forthcoming album (out June 17th, 2022).  Lazowski … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: The Creative Flow of River Dreams
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INTERVIEW: The Creative Flow of River Dreams

For River Dreams’ debut album Small Paintings, the pandemic served as the impetus, rather than a deterrent, for recording sessions to take place. Sydney musician and songwriter Carl Manwarring had been playing around the city’s Inner West bars, pubs and bowling clubs under his own name for a number of years, following an initial foray … Continue reading

SAM SHINAZZI, DAVE FAVOURS & THE ROADSIDE ASHES AND BEN LEECE CELEBRATE THEIR NEW RELEASES – May 6th, 2022
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SAM SHINAZZI, DAVE FAVOURS & THE ROADSIDE ASHES AND BEN LEECE CELEBRATE THEIR NEW RELEASES – May 6th, 2022

On Friday night in the basement venue of The Chippo in Chippendale, NSW, three of Stanley Records‘ artists officially launched their new releases on the label. Stanley Records has been around for a number of years building up its catalogue and chronicling the Australian alt-country scene with numerous quality releases. So in many ways it … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW – THE WEEPING WILLOWS ON THEIR NEW ALBUM
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INTERVIEW: YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW – THE WEEPING WILLOWS ON THEIR NEW ALBUM

Over the last decade, across a trio of albums, an EP and countless shows around Australia and North America, The Weeping Willows have slowly but surely built a loyal audience and critical acclaim, From their formation as a side project to Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes, there was initially little ambition and certainly no long … Continue reading

LISTEN TO GILLIAN WELCH & DAVID RAWLINGS COVER JOHN ANDERSON FOR NEW TRIBUTE LP
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LISTEN TO GILLIAN WELCH & DAVID RAWLINGS COVER JOHN ANDERSON FOR NEW TRIBUTE LP

A new tribute album celebrating the songs and career of legendary country artist John Anderson, Something Borrowed, Something New: A Tribute to John Anderson, will be released August 5th via Easy Eye Sound. Anderson has released 22 albums and enjoyed 60 charting singles in four consecutive decades including five No. 1 songs: ‘Wild and Blue,’ “Swingin’,” ‘Black Sheep,’ ‘Straight Tequila … Continue reading

FULL POWER HAPPY HOUR RELEASE JANGLY INDIE-FOLK SINGLE ‘SIBLINGS’
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FULL POWER HAPPY HOUR RELEASE JANGLY INDIE-FOLK SINGLE ‘SIBLINGS’

Brisbane quintet Full Power Happy Hour have today released their new single ‘Siblings‘ via Coolin’ By Sound, ahead of the release of their sophomore album Bit Of Brightness in September. Fans of the freewheeling and inventive folk of Big Thief and the loose guitar jangle that stretches from The Clean back to the Velvet Underground … Continue reading

HALFWAY RELEASE NEW SINGLE/VIDEO ‘GHOSTLINE’ AND ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM
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HALFWAY RELEASE NEW SINGLE/VIDEO ‘GHOSTLINE’ AND ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM

Brisbane seven piece indie/alt-country group Halfway have released their brand new single Ghostline today, taken from their forthcoming album On the Ghostline, with Hands of Lightning, due out on August 26th. The central, searching guitar riff of the song is an absolute ear worm, burrowing instantly into your short term memory. The band deliver their … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE OF MATT JOE GOW’S LATEST SINGLE ‘SWEET COLLAPSE’
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VIDEO PREMIERE OF MATT JOE GOW’S LATEST SINGLE ‘SWEET COLLAPSE’

Melbourne-based NZ singer-songwriter Matt Joe Gow released his new single ‘Sweet Collapse‘ a few weeks ago and now we’re extremely pleased to be able to premiere the video for the song, directed by Regan Wood and filmed on the coast near Gow’s house. ‘Sweet Collapse’, the second single from the upcoming fourth album Between Tonight … Continue reading

LISTEN TO THE ROLLING, TUMBLING NEW SINGLE FROM VAN WALKER & THE FERRITERS
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LISTEN TO THE ROLLING, TUMBLING NEW SINGLE FROM VAN WALKER & THE FERRITERS

You know those songs that sound like they could just keep going and going, on an infinite one way street? ‘Imaginary Ships‘, the brand new single from Van Walker & The Ferriters, is one such song, built on a locked-in rhythm section, the guitars and mandolin adding a lilting folk-rock feel while the accordion creates … Continue reading

LISTEN TO JOYCE PRESCHER’S HAUNTING NEW SINGLE ‘SLEEP NOW’
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LISTEN TO JOYCE PRESCHER’S HAUNTING NEW SINGLE ‘SLEEP NOW’

Melbourne-based songwriter Joyce Prescher has released her new single ‘Sleep Now‘ and it’s quite the transportive and immersive listen. A cello casts a haunting pallor across the track, decorated with gentle filaments of acoustic guitar notes, the sound of brushes on a snare and Prescher’s voice – poised and precisely phrased in its melancholic folk … Continue reading

COMPELLING NEW SCOTTISH FOLK MUSIC FROM SAM SHACKLETON
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COMPELLING NEW SCOTTISH FOLK MUSIC FROM SAM SHACKLETON

Sam Shackleton has just released his album ‘Causeway Recordings’ on Bandcamp and streaming services. It’s a raw and captivating collection of originals and some traditional folk songs that showcase his rich and expressive voice and his clawhammer banjo, guitar and harmonica playing. His sound is primarily folk but it also draws from country and blues, … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Alex Hamilton – Sweetest Wine
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ALBUM REVIEW: Alex Hamilton – Sweetest Wine

ALEX HAMILTON SWEETEST WINE LOVE POLICE RECORDS + TAPES Alex Hamilton knows his way around high and lonesome folk-rock and on his debut solo album he reaches some wonderful high points that recall the keening, pastoral sound of Dylan, The Band and Neil Young. Hamilton used to be the songwriter and singer for Melbourne band … Continue reading

KIMMI BITTER RELEASES THE BEAUTIFUL HAZY SLOW DANCE THAT IS ‘WESTERN SUN’
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KIMMI BITTER RELEASES THE BEAUTIFUL HAZY SLOW DANCE THAT IS ‘WESTERN SUN’

Things get low-slung and dreamy on this sun-dappled new single from San Diego’s Kimmi Bitter. Taken from her forthcoming new album Highway Hustler, ‘Western Sun’ showcases Bitter’s cosmic West Coast take on traditional country and soul. There’s also a country-noir feel courtesy of the shimmer and shuffle of the music, the dark and ghostly twang … Continue reading

LISTEN TO FENN WILSON’S  SHIMMERING AND SOARING ALT-COUNTRY ROCK SINGLE
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LISTEN TO FENN WILSON’S SHIMMERING AND SOARING ALT-COUNTRY ROCK SINGLE

Enigmatic singer songwriter Fenn Wilson returns with new single ‘Laying With The Bones’, the second single off the forthcoming sophomore album Honey Dates Death / Ghazals due for release early 2023.  One of the highlights of the recent Dashville Skyline festival, Wilson has been prepping his second album and from the sound of this new single it’s going to … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: The Delines – The Sea Drift
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ALBUM REVIEW: The Delines – The Sea Drift

THE DELINES THE SEA DRIFT LOVE POLICE RECORDS + TAPES Once considered a side project of Richmond Fontaine songwriter and frontman Willy Vlautin, on album #3 The Delines have comprehensively proven themselves as their own bittersweet and soulful microsystem, where damaged souls battle on against life’s twists and turns. Little beacons of hope amid the … Continue reading