NEW MUSIC: Nick Watt – Chimes in the Wind
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NEW MUSIC: Nick Watt – Chimes in the Wind

Brooklyn singer-songwriter Nick Watt released his new album a few weeks ago and one of its highlights is ‘Chimes in the Wind’, a Cohen-esque folk ballad that won us over with metronomic and percussive finger-picking, warm bass notes and his austere and rich vocal intonations that add the requisite drama and forlorn mood to the … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Harvey Russell – Gave You Flowers
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NEW MUSIC: Harvey Russell – Gave You Flowers

Harvey Russell’s latest single ‘Gave You Flowers’ rounds out the highly successful campaign for his 2019 country music album Liquid Damage. ‘Gave You Flowers’ kicks along with a honky tonk twang and country rock swagger as he details the well-intentioned but ultimately failed efforts of making up for bad behaviour. Russell’s band The Widowmakers provide the requisite quick-footed, toe-tapping swing and … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Iain T. McKelvey & The Midnight Tangos – Raise Your Wine
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NEW MUSIC: Iain T. McKelvey & The Midnight Tangos – Raise Your Wine

Evening Records out of Sydney town are slowly but surely building a wonderful roster of artists and releases, the latest of which looks to be Iain T. McKelvey and the Midnight Tangos. ‘Raise Your Wine’ has a wonderfully warm and rolling feel to it. Circling around the piano (Carl Manwarring of River Dreams), the guitar … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: The Winnie Blues – Lonely Love
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VIDEO PREMIERE: The Winnie Blues – Lonely Love

On the day of the release of their debut album Half Wide Awake, But Dreaming (Two Hands Records), we’re very happy to premiere the video clip for The Winnie Blues‘ new single ‘Lonely Love’. The core of the group is Alice Beatty and Cameron Potts, two Australians who met at a Ruby Boots gig in … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Riley Catherall – Mother Please [VIDEO]
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NEW MUSIC: Riley Catherall – Mother Please [VIDEO]

‘Mother Please’ is the third single from Riley Catherall‘s new album When I Go, due out on July 23rd. The song is a lovely, low-key wisftful wander through the melodic edges of country and folk music. Through its effortless delivery the song also conjures that yearning, pure quality that runs through the songwriting of Neil … Continue reading

PREMIERE: Charm of Finches – Concentrate on Breathing [video]
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PREMIERE: Charm of Finches – Concentrate on Breathing [video]

We’re very please to be able to today premiere the brand new video clip for Charm of Finches single ‘Concentrate On Breathing‘. The duo of sisters Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes continue their fascinating exploration of evocative and ethereal folk music. The new single is propelled by a rhythmic pitter-patter, baroque sensibilities via strings, horns and … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Michael Carpenter And The Banks Brothers – Introducing…
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ALBUM REVIEW: Michael Carpenter And The Banks Brothers – Introducing…

Michael Carpenter has always had one foot in the the world of country music and the other in power pop and rock. He’s also incredibly prolific as a producer, songwriter and musician – alway with multiple projects on the go. His latest is a collaboration with The Banks Brothers (Zane and Jy-Perry) who have built themselves … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Tré Burt – Sweet Misery
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NEW MUSIC: Tré Burt – Sweet Misery

There’s a really beautiful lyrical dance and flow to the cadence of Sacramento songwriter Tré Burt on this new single ‘Sweet Misery’. Melodic and wistful, the song drifts and sways courtesy of piano, some fine acoustic guitar playing , harmonica and shuffling drums. There’s a Dylanesque quality to the track and it also reminds me … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: The Redlands – Falling Down
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NEW MUSIC: The Redlands – Falling Down

Hot off the press and released today is the brand new single from band The Redlands, on the still fairly new label Cheatin’ Heart Records (Fenn Wilson) ‘Falling Down’ finds the North West Victorian trio achieving a symbiotic blend of country, folk and bluegrass with its sonic pot pourri of banjo, pedal steel and acoustic … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Mercury Slim – Space Cadet
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NEW MUSIC: Mercury Slim – Space Cadet

Intersecting indie dream pop and a cosmic country sound, Mercury Slim has released one damn fine new single in ‘Space Cadet’. As he sings of avoiding the trappings of societal responsibilities and expectations there’s a lush musical underpinning with pedal steel sparkling and swooning over lazily strummed acoustic guitars and a funk-lite drum kit. It … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Annie Keating – Marigold
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NEW MUSIC: Annie Keating – Marigold

Starting on low-slung electric guitar chords and and a relaxed backbeat, Annie Keating digs out a wonderful sound on ‘Marigold’, taken from her 2021 album Bristol County Tides, her eighth full-length. I like the way there’s a toughness to the sound of the track, that bluesy country rock that Lucinda Williams harnesses so well, but … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Kyle Jenkins – Love Lost Love
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ALBUM REVIEW: Kyle Jenkins – Love Lost Love

Kyle Jenkins Love Lost Love Near Enough Records Kyle Jenkins, the prolific songwriter and frontman for Toowoomba alt-country band Suicide Swans, has also found the time to release his second solo album. His debut, Meltdown, shared a lot of similarities with Suicide Swans but on Love, Lost Love, things get darker and starker. Predominately acoustic … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Toler Gibson – Dead End Lady
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NEW MUSIC: Toler Gibson – Dead End Lady

Some songs just roll along with a near perfect vibe and melodic flow and we recently came across the gem from the group Toler Gibson. They describe themselves as a “group of mountain dwellers living high above the clouds in California.” Their back story is that it all started when Gibson, a Canadian born, Texas raised … Continue reading