NEW MUSIC: E.Z. Shakes – Making Mistakes
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NEW MUSIC: E.Z. Shakes – Making Mistakes

Gothic, psych country. Forthcoming album mixed by Mitch Easter E.Z. Shakes aren’t afraid to inject some darkness and rabble-rousing noise into their gothic country sound. On ‘Making Mistakes’ there’s a generous use of reverb to give the song a brooding, ghostly feel that works beautifully. The Columbia, South Carolina group, who are getting ready to … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Paper Jane – Tail Lights
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NEW MUSIC: Paper Jane – Tail Lights

‘Tail Lights’ is the recently released new single from Melbourne alt-country band Paper Jane, taken from their new album Across The Reservoir. It’s the looseness and lazy (in a good way) feel of this song that makes it hit the spot so sweetly. It’s dusty and forlorn, world weary and perfectly in-the-pocket. The album, available … Continue reading

NEWS: Adrienne Lenker (Big Thief) Announces Two New Solo Albums
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NEWS: Adrienne Lenker (Big Thief) Announces Two New Solo Albums

Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker announces two new albums, songs and instrumentals, out Friday 23 October, and today presents a new single, ‘anything’.  ‘anything’ is a look into Lenker’s introspective and quietly magical catalogue. Backed by soft fingerpicking, Lenker’s magnetic voice references a flurry of memories and beautiful imagery – a hot sun, juicy mango, family fighting on Christmas eve, a circle of trees. It’s … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: The Reeves Brothers – 100 Proof Honky-Tonk
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NEW MUSIC: The Reeves Brothers – 100 Proof Honky-Tonk

How great is this?! Straight down the line, authentic, git-down honky-tonk, from the saloon floor straight to you. The Reeves Brothers rip and swing with some great guitar, piano and pedal-steel playing on this song. ‘100 Proof Honky-Tonk‘ is the lastest single from the Las Vegas, NV-based group centred around Matt and Cole Reeves. The … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Steve Earle & The Dukes – Ghosts Of West Virginia
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ALBUM REVIEW: Steve Earle & The Dukes – Ghosts Of West Virginia

Steve Earle & The Dukes Ghosts Of West Virginia New West Records The first sound you hear on Steve Earle’s new album is his solo voice, all gravel and grit as he leads a group chant which sits somewhere between the church and the railroad. It sets the scene magnificently for an album of songs … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: The Two Tracks – All Women Are Healers + Good Company
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NEW MUSIC: The Two Tracks – All Women Are Healers + Good Company

Recorded at the Butcher Shoppe Recordings Studio in Nashville and produced by Will Kimbrough, the new album by The Two Tracks is one of those consummate Americana albums that sounds like honey to the ears. Melodically the songs just roll along with melodies dovetailing into sublime playing, wonderful harmonies and strong songwriting all round. Right … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: A Straw Assembly – Lispenard St
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NEW MUSIC: A Straw Assembly – Lispenard St

You don’t hear a great deal of folk and country music coming out of New Zealand. It’s there for sure, and big names have certainly built local and international reputations (Marlon Williams, Tami Neilson, Tiny Ruins etc) but finding the next wave of artists can sometimes involve a bit of digging. This new track by … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Courtney Marie Andrews – Old Flowers
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ALBUM REVIEW: Courtney Marie Andrews – Old Flowers

Courtney Marie Andrews Old Flowers Fat Possum Records / Inertia The evolution of one of the most consistently rewarding songwriters in recent years continues with this devastating treatise and rumination on heartbreak, despair and emotional renewal. Courtney Marie Andrews has taken the tried and true subject of the end of a long-term relationship and bled … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Sunset Stranger – Verses Of Dirt
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Sunset Stranger – Verses Of Dirt

Melbourne songwriter Sunset Stranger (Stephen E. Stanisic) has a brand new single, the final one ahead of the digital, CD and limited vinyl release of his new sophomore album Your Home Town on Friday September 4th. Previously recording under the name Eddie Nuardo, Stanisic has proven he’s a consummate songwriter and player, bringing an authentic … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: David Garnham & The Reasons To Live – Red Wine, Cigarettes, Dark Chocolate, You
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NEW MUSIC: David Garnham & The Reasons To Live – Red Wine, Cigarettes, Dark Chocolate, You

Here’s a beautiful new track from Darwin songwriter David Garnham. It’s an old-timey sway of a song that drifts along like a warm summer breeze. That lilting country melody and a chorus that paints a wonderful picture of life’s essentials. Garnham describes it as Jimmie Rodgers meets Jimmy Little. The song is the first taste … Continue reading

NEW SINGLES: Matt Ward, The Weeping Willows, Melody Moko
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NEW SINGLES: Matt Ward, The Weeping Willows, Melody Moko

Adelaide country songwriter Matt Ward recently released a new single – ‘Tattoos, Trucks and Country Music’. It’s got a big, rich full-band sound with a streak of soul running through it. There’s a hint of ZZ Top in there too, along with the kind of strong and bluesy, country-rock production of contemporaries like Paul Cauthen. … Continue reading

SIX STRINGS Q&A: Callum Wylie
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SIX STRINGS Q&A: Callum Wylie

Sydney songwriter Callum Wylie has a brand new single ‘Close To You‘ out now and it’s the perfect introduction to his forthcoming debut solo album Marfa. Callum possesses the grace and relaxed delivery of some of the greats as he blends the finest aspects of folk and country sounds into his own sound and style. … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Jaime Wyatt – Neon Cross
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ALBUM REVIEW: Jaime Wyatt – Neon Cross

JAIME WYATT NEON CROSS New West Records Back in 2017, Jaime hit the scene via her Felony Blues EP which documented her rocky road through drug addiction and jail time. She’s taken that statement of honest and raw songwriting and put her name up in lights with its exceptional followup Neon Cross. Produced by Shooter … Continue reading