ALBUM REVIEW: Paul Cauthen – Room 41
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ALBUM REVIEW: Paul Cauthen – Room 41

Paul Cauthen Room 41 Lightning Rod Records Out of misery and heartache comes great art. That seems to be one of the great recurring themes of all the artistic mediums. On his new solo album, Paul Cauthen has clearly lived and by the sound of it, learned from a particularly low period in his life … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Dan Brodie – Funerária Do Vale
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ALBUM REVIEW: Dan Brodie – Funerária Do Vale

For a decade now, Dan Brodie has been a master at skirting around the edges of a number of musical genres. He’s taken from rock, blues, alt-country and rockabilly, combining them all into his own decidedly Australian take on rock ’n’ roll. It’s the sound of cold beer and back porches in the summertime, sweaty … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Billy Roberts & The Rough Riders – Special
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NEW MUSIC: Billy Roberts & The Rough Riders – Special

Last year, Australian group Billy Roberts & The Rough Riders released their latest album The Southern Sessions and one of its highlights is this slow burning gem ‘Special’. Elsewhere on the album they dig into some bluesy rock ‘n’ roll territory, straight country rock and folk rock. With a voice that reminds me a bit of … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: M Ward – Migration Of Souls
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NEW MUSIC: M Ward – Migration Of Souls

The inimitable dusky, intimate dream charred voice of M Ward returns with the first taste of his forthcoming new LP Migration Stories, due April 3rd on Anti-. ‘Migration Of Souls’ is an ethereal, reverb-laden acoustic revelry that floats through the atmosphere as that voice sings “float through space and time…” and propels the gentle interstellar … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Drive-By Truckers – Armageddon’s Back In Town
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NEW MUSIC: Drive-By Truckers – Armageddon’s Back In Town

Great news as we coast to the end of another year – DBT have a new album coming on January 31st via ATO Records and here’s the first single from it, ‘Armageddon’s Back In Town’. The Unraveling is Drive-By Truckers’ 12th studio album and first new LP in more than three years – the longest gap … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Mail The Horse – Gimme Gimme
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NEW MUSIC: Mail The Horse – Gimme Gimme

Ramshackle, loose-limbed and groove-heavy countrified rock ‘n’ roll is the order of the day on ‘Gimme Gimme’, the new single from Brooklyn, NY band Mail The Horse. This thing fair gallops along with a ramalama Stones feel to it, complete with horn-accented swagger and sway. The song comes from their new self-titled album which is … Continue reading

VIDEO: Pinto Bennett – I Like Singin’ The Blues In A Honky Tonk Song
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VIDEO: Pinto Bennett – I Like Singin’ The Blues In A Honky Tonk Song

Back in May we shared this song from Pinto Bennett, from his album The Last Saturday Night and now he’s released this great, down-to-earth clip for it, featuring Eilen Jewell among the many guests. She sang on the album and her husband and bandmate Jason Beek produced it. Authentic, organic, humorous, old-school, dusty floor, honky … Continue reading

ALBUM PREMIERE: Charm Of Finches – Your Company
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ALBUM PREMIERE: Charm Of Finches – Your Company

Last week we premiered ‘Lies’, the excellent new single and video clip (shot by Adalita) by Melbourne sister duo Charm Of Finches. Now, ahead of the release of their new album Your Company (produced by Nick Huggins – Jen Cloher/Bonnie “Prince” Billy/Laura Imbruglia) we’re very pleased to be able to preview the album in full … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Cave Flowers – Best Lonesome Friend
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NEW MUSIC: Cave Flowers – Best Lonesome Friend

Cave Flowers nail that freewheeling’ guitar sound we love so much. Gritty country and grainy rock ‘n’ roll mixed and agitated into one rambling groove. Top vocal sound from Andy McAllister too. It all adds up to a glorious Rolling Stones meets Drive-By Truckers and Lucero sound. Originally from Seattle, McAllister released three albums with his … 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

ALBUM REVIEW: Skyscraper Stan – Golden Boy Vol. 1 & Vol. II
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ALBUM REVIEW: Skyscraper Stan – Golden Boy Vol. 1 & Vol. II

SKYSCRAPER STAN GOLDEN BOY VOL. I AND VOL. II Heart Of The Rat Records Stan Woodhouse has been roaming the bars of Australia and New Zealand for a decade now, winning over audiences with his brand of gothic tinged folk, rock ’n’ roll and country and cementing his reputation as a burgeoning talent, part of … 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: 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