NEW MUSIC: Frog – RIP to the Empire State Flea Market
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NEW MUSIC: Frog – RIP to the Empire State Flea Market

  A new weird and wonderful track from Frog, out of Queens, NYC. They’re loose and ramblin’, gloriously ramshackle in the vein of Meat Puppets, Sparklehorse, Silver Jews, Modest Mouse and more. This song sounds like a lost Neil Young outtake from the 70s where the off-kilter vocals draw you into a parallel universe where … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real – Turn Off The News (Build A Garden)
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ALBUM REVIEW: Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real – Turn Off The News (Build A Garden)

Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real Turn Off The News (Build A Garden) Fantasy / Caroline Australia Lukas Nelson has been busy over the last few years since his and Promise Of The Real’s last, self-titled, studio album. There have been tours as Neil Young’s backing band, their own shows, Nelson’s musical work on … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Freya Josephine Hollick – Nobody’s No Better Than No One
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NEW MUSIC: Freya Josephine Hollick – Nobody’s No Better Than No One

Freya Josephine Hollick returns with the first taste of her new album The Real World, due for release in 2020. Recorded at Rancho De Luna (Kurt Vile, Mark Lanegan, Victoria Williams, Iggy Pop, Arctic Monkeys)  in the Mojave Desert, California, this track grooves and rolls along with a dark spirit, suggesting a further shift from … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Tami Neilson – Hey, Bus Driver!
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NEW MUSIC: Tami Neilson – Hey, Bus Driver!

Tami Neilson’s magic run continues with the announcement of a brand new album called CHICKABOOM! coming on February 14th. The first single/video has been released today and it’s a short sharp vibrant slice of rockabilly with hooks galore and a great clip to go with it. On the new album Tami has paired up with … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Justin Townes Earle, Sydney (2019)
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LIVE REVIEW: Justin Townes Earle, Sydney (2019)

Justin Townes Earle + The Morrisons @ The Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney 04/09/19 He’s been a regular visitor to these shores since 2008 and even though each tour has shown a new stage in the evolution of Justin Townes Earle as a songwriter, it was that first show at the Annandale Hotel that, for me, remains the most vital … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Beth Bombara – I Only Cry When I’m Alone / Upside Down
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NEW MUSIC: Beth Bombara – I Only Cry When I’m Alone / Upside Down

Recommended for fans of Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife, Ruby Boots, Frazey Ford, Lydia Loveless The perfect chorus, everybody’s chasing it and some people get damn close. On ‘I Only Cry When I’m Alone’, the first track on this video clip from Beth Bombara, the St Louis songwriter has found the absolute melodic sweet spot of … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Eilen Jewell – Gypsy
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ALBUM REVIEW: Eilen Jewell – Gypsy

Eilen Jewell Gypsy Signature Sounds There’s always the sense of an artist playing her own game when it comes to Eilen Jewell. She lets her muse dictate where she places her creative energy, whether that’s whole albums devoted to obscure blues or Loretta Lynn songs, providing backing vocals to other artists such as Pinto Bennett, … Continue reading

THE CRYIN’ PEDAL STEEL
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THE CRYIN’ PEDAL STEEL

The Cryin’ Pedal Steel You’d be hard pressed to find an instrument so intrinsically linked to the sound of country music as the pedal steel guitar. Acoustic guitars and fiddles are ubiquitous instruments that cross a number of genres but for the pedal steel, country music is its undeniable home. Developed from the lap-played Hawaiian … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Delafaye – Tattoo Dreams
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NEW MUSIC: Delafaye – Tattoo Dreams

For fans of subtly blended Americana and indie sounds. We shared Delafaye‘s track ‘Time & Money’ a while back and this new hits the spot just as beautifully. ‘Tattoo Dreams’ rides on a laidback acoustic guitar strum with Andrew Shockley’s burnished and grainy vocal delivering the goods over the top. There’s a full length, self-titled … Continue reading

SIX STRINGS Q&A: Lozz Benson
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SIX STRINGS Q&A: Lozz Benson

Lozz Benson has gained a strong reputation as a musician in recent years, having toured as part of the Jon Butler Trio and played alongside Urthboy, Missy Higgins, Fanny Lumsden, Nathan Cavaleri and Tonight Alive. As a songwriter and singer, she has collaborated with Paul Kelly and Jim Moginie (Midnight Oil) but now she’s revealed her exciting new … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Hayes Peebles – Riding High
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NEW MUSIC: Hayes Peebles – Riding High

” It’s a road anthem and a driving song penned in motels and hostels and highways on the route between Brooklyn, NY and Nashville.” We’re suckers for this kind of sound. Laidback, softly strummed acoustic guitar with some pedal steel casting a melancholic shadow over proceedings. Hayes Peebles really hits the mark with this single … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: David Place – Roundhouse Blues
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NEW MUSIC: David Place – Roundhouse Blues

There’s a nice bluesy and folkish soul groove to this track from David Place. He’s an Australian singer-songwriter based in Italy and this track brings to mind songwriters such as Jason Molina, Davey Craddock, Jo Meares and Perry Keyes with it’s stark and emotive treatment. The song comes from his 2019 album Rollercoaster, his third … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Copperline – Please Don’t Cry
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NEW MUSIC: Copperline – Please Don’t Cry

Sydney Americana quartet Copperline have a new single and video for their song ‘Please Don’t Cry’, one of our favourite tracks from their 2019 album Rusty Fords And Weatherboards. The song is a beautiful, shuffling country track that pulls on the heartstrings with some subtle, refined playing and Brad Christmas’ yearning vocal melodies. UPCOMING SHOWS … Continue reading