NEW MUSIC: Suga Owens – Weekend Time
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NEW MUSIC: Suga Owens – Weekend Time

Queenslander Scottie ‘Suga’ Owens has released his brand new country single ‘Weekend Time’ via Heartsville Music Group and it finds him hitting a sweet vein of Charley Crockett meets outlaw country. Pedal steel adds a mix of tropical and outback flavours for what amounts to an impressively authentic new voice in Australian country music. Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Space Dudes – Behind Your Tears
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NEW MUSIC: Space Dudes – Behind Your Tears

Australian expat, Tom Dockray, now based in Denmark, has joined musical forces with Rick Hauchman (North Carolina – vocals, mandolin, guitar) and friends (Lars Heiberg Andersen (drums, production), Mads Løvenholdt (bass), Thyge Van Dassen (violin) and Lars Emil Riis (piano)) to create Space Dudes. From the description it’s a fairly loose-knit approach where genre is out the … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Curse of Lono – Ursula Andress
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NEW MUSIC: Curse of Lono – Ursula Andress

Sink into the slow and slinky groove of Curse of Lono‘s single ‘Ursula Andress’ with its sweet swaying vocal melodies, a touch of Buffalo Springfield buried in it’s music DNA and its subtle mix of Americana and gentle psychedelia. Vocally there’s a touch of Matt Johnson from The The in Felix Bechtolsheimer’s voice. The song … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: David James Allen – Please Let Me In [VIDEO]
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NEW MUSIC: David James Allen – Please Let Me In [VIDEO]

Taken from David James Allen‘s third album, The Architect, ‘Please Let Me In’ is yet another great example of the way he blends rhythm, energy and melody in his countrified songs, topped off by a voice that’s rich with personality, grit and grace. As Allen explains, “I wrote ‘Please Let Me In’ as a sort … Continue reading

PTW FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2021
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PTW FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2021

It’s that time of year where I sit down, create a spreadsheet, list all the albums that caught my ear and had me returning for repeat listens, and then begin the torturous task of putting them into some kind of ordered list. It’s a strange thing to rank artistic endeavours against each other but the … Continue reading

PTW FAVOURITE AUSTRALIAN ALBUMS OF 2021
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PTW FAVOURITE AUSTRALIAN ALBUMS OF 2021

Despite the endless disruptions, lockdowns, gig cancellations and postponements, there were still plenty of excellent albums released here in Australia in 2021. Most of them had their own unique sound too – drawing from folk, country, psych, blues and indie to differing degrees. There were established artists who continued to mature and evolve as well … Continue reading

SINGLE PREMIERE: Dr Mann – Stubborn Mule
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SINGLE PREMIERE: Dr Mann – Stubborn Mule

Cosmic psychedelic country vibes abound on ‘Stubborn Mule‘, the beautiful new single from Dr Mann that we have the pleasure of premiering on PTW today. As the guitars chop and stagger, pedal steel wafts along, adding a swirling ambience to the track. Twin vocals complete the intertwined and woven sound of the track as it … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: The Delines – Past The Shadows
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NEW MUSIC: The Delines – Past The Shadows

The Delines have released the video for single #2 from their forthcoming album The Sea Drift, which will be released on February 11, 2022 via Love Police Records & Tapes (and their new American label home Jealous Butcher Records). It’s yet another in a long list of sublime smokey and soulful songs that pull beautifully … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Fleur Wiber & Chris Carrapetta – Killing The Blues
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NEW MUSIC: Fleur Wiber & Chris Carrapetta – Killing The Blues

Sydney artists Fleur Wiber and Chris Carrapetta have come together to record an album’s worth of their favourite alt-country covers during lockdown and the first superb track they’ve released from it is is a version of Rowland Salley‘s ‘Killing the Blues’. Salley is the bassist for Chris Isaak and his best known song has been … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Huck Hayden – Fire Ball
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NEW MUSIC: Huck Hayden – Fire Ball

I’m loving the world weary vocal on this slice of melodic country rock by Nashville-based Huck Hayden. There’s Petty in there, a dash of Berman-esque indie rock, the country-leaning side of J. Mascis and the heavier, electrified folk-rock of Neil Young. The push and pull tension between the vocal and the blistered guitar sound on … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Mitch Dillon’s Compulsive Ramblers
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ALBUM REVIEW: Mitch Dillon’s Compulsive Ramblers

MITCH DILLON’S COMPULSIVE RAMBLERS MITCH DILLON’S COMPULSIVE RAMBLERS RAGGED GUM RECORDS Melbourne musician Mitch Dillon has been around the local scene for a while now, backing up other artists and fronting Attractor Beams, a much-missed band who wore obvious influences such as The Replacements on their sleeves.  Now stepping out on his own with backing … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Kevin Coons – Rattlesnake Canyon
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NEW MUSIC: Kevin Coons – Rattlesnake Canyon

There’s a big Townes Van Zandt vibe on this new track from Kevin Coons. It takes Townes’ melodic phrasing and relocates it to a tougher, groove-based cosmic Americana place. Rhythmically it buries itself in your short term memory and hits repeat. Killer track! Coons pulled in Dillon Napier from Margo Price’s band on drums for … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: HaydenGoSeek – The Great Unknown
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NEW MUSIC: HaydenGoSeek – The Great Unknown

‘The Great Unknown’ is the latest single from New Zealand songwriter HaydenGoSeek (also the front person of Cheap Fakes) and it details his travels from smalltown New Zealand to living in Australia. The song is a bristling piece of melodic country-tinged folk that wins on account of Hayden’s vocal and the counterpoint fiddle that shadows … Continue reading