NEW MUSIC: Ben Mitchell – You Can’t Fight That
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NEW MUSIC: Ben Mitchell – You Can’t Fight That

A swampy shimmer underlies acoustic guitar and the wonderful voice of Ben Mitchell as he sings of ignoring the things you can’t control in life and giving into the flow and destiny of existence. It’s a simple song musically – and I mean that in the best possible way. The elements are all there, reduced … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Lawrie Duckworth – The Devil In Me
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NEW MUSIC: Lawrie Duckworth – The Devil In Me

Today we give you the recent single from British songwriter Lawrie Duckworth. You wouldn’t necessarily pick him as hailing from that side of the Atlantic, given the swampy blues noir vibe that emanates from this track. Dig a bit deeper though and you can hear a surf tinge and a distant nod to The Shadows. … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: John Salaway – It’s All In Your Mind
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NEW MUSIC: John Salaway – It’s All In Your Mind

Some songs float along with a weightlessness, a gentle tangle and flow that sounds elevated, lightheaded and dreamy. John Salaway‘s ‘It’s All In Your Mind’ is one of those ones. With the sound of CSN deeply embedded in its DNA, the song rides linear and rhythmic, finger-picked acoustic guitar and some evocative strings. The Beatles … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Shelley’s Murder Boys – Float Me Out
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NEW MUSIC: Shelley’s Murder Boys – Float Me Out

“We are just a simple devil-lovin family that play bluegrass and folk tunes about the hills and rivers we’ve roamed, the things we’ve seen and the stories we’ve been told.” Sydney folk and bluegrass trio Shelley’s Murder Boys have recently released their brand new album Above Is A Roar and one of its standout tracks is … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Last Chance Family Band – This Is Where It All Falls Apart
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NEW MUSIC: Last Chance Family Band – This Is Where It All Falls Apart

Last Chance Family Band hit the highway on their new track, a ripping roots-rock excursion that finds a boogie groove and drives it home with some great vocal harmonies. Top stuff with its blend of loose limbed, late night rock n roll and country chooglin’. The band hails from Seattle and is comprised of brothers … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys – Make You Feel Blue
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NEW MUSIC: Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys – Make You Feel Blue

It’s been a long time coming but man it’s worth it to have this brand new single from Sydney songwriter Caitlin Harnett. ‘Make You Feel Blue’ comes from her new album, set for release in the new year. It’ll be her second full-length, the first featuring her band The Pony Boys. The single is a … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Max And The Martians – Please Hold On
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NEW MUSIC: Max And The Martians – Please Hold On

I love the laziness of this song. The way it gently unfurls and spreads itself across the speakers. It has that jangly 90s slacker aesthetic, wrapped up in a late afternoon, sunburnt afternoon kind of country vibe. Max and the Martians hail from New Orleans and are based around songwriter Max Bien-Kahn. ‘Please Hold On’ … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Party Of The Sun – Sea Surrounds
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NEW MUSIC: Party Of The Sun – Sea Surrounds

Party Of The Sun have just released their new album Trekker and this song, ‘Sea Surrounds’, caught our ear with its warm and rambling psychedelic folk sound. The group hail from New Hampshire and are led by songwriter Ethan McBrien and producer/multi-instrumentalist Rory Hurley. There’s a wonderful production sound on this track as the guitars gently … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Tyler Childers – Country Squire
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ALBUM REVIEW: Tyler Childers – Country Squire

Tyler Childers Country Squire RCA/Sony Music Tyler Childers had a breakout last 12 months with his album Purgatory catching the ear of many a critic and country/folk music fan, winning Emerging Artist Of The Year at the Americana Awards and scoring opening slots with Americana heavyweights John Prine, Margo Price and Sturgill Simpson. That album … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Michael Waugh – The Weir
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ALBUM REVIEW: Michael Waugh – The Weir

Michael Waugh The Weir Compass Bros Records Michael Waugh’s last album The Asphalt & The Oval found him refining his blend of vivid Australian storytelling with impressive results. Now, just a year later, he’s picked up exactly where he left off, with another thirteen songs that use nostalgia in a rich and poetic way yet … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Lost Ragas – This Is Not A Dream
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ALBUM REVIEW: Lost Ragas – This Is Not A Dream

Lost Ragas This Is Not A Dream Independent ★★★★½ On their their third album, Melbourne band Lost Ragas take their brand of psychedelic country music further out into the cosmos, though its title and various thematic references suggest the territory they’re exploring is our internal subconscious and its relationship with the realities of the modern … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Fanny Lumsden – Peed In The Pool
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NEW MUSIC: Fanny Lumsden – Peed In The Pool

Fanny Lumsden, the hardest working Australian folk/pop and country singer/songwriter is back with her first new single since the release of her second album Real Class Act in 2017. ‘Peed In The Pool’ comes as she continues on her annual and epic Country Halls Tour (see poster for dates) which also took in a show-stopping … Continue reading