NEW MUSIC: Tanya Ransom – Breakdown To Breakthrough
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NEW MUSIC: Tanya Ransom – Breakdown To Breakthrough

West Australian songwriter Tanya Ransom has a brand new EP out called Breakdown To Breakthrough and today we’re featuring the title-track which possesses one of those magical choruses that lifts the song skyward, soaring on a beautiful melodic run. The art of doing that while singing about troubled times is what makes it that much … Continue reading

Check out the video for the new single from Matt Joe Gow – Go Ahead, Celebrate
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Check out the video for the new single from Matt Joe Gow – Go Ahead, Celebrate

Melbourne-based New Zealand songwriter Matt Joe Gow has released a brand new single ‘Go Ahead, Celebrate’, bringing a ray of optimistic sunshine to this shitshow of a year, a clarion country call to celebrate… like we used to. Gow nails the requisite uplifting mood and yearning for good times that a song title like that … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Mitch Dillon’s Compulsive Ramblers – Do You Want Me To Forget?
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NEW MUSIC: Mitch Dillon’s Compulsive Ramblers – Do You Want Me To Forget?

I first came across Mitch Dillon‘s work with another of his bands – Attractor Beams. There he had a superb garage rock meets The Replacements sound. Here he doesn’t travel a great distance from that sound but it is a more distinct alt-country feel. ‘Do You Want Me to Forget?’ is less parched and brittle, … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: K. Walsh – Party Of One
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NEW MUSIC: K. Walsh – Party Of One

Ripper of a track from Sydney, yet another top shelf release from the Evening Records crew. K. Walsh (Kevin to his mum) treads a finely balanced line between country and the interesting side of rock music. There are strummed electric guitars and walking bass lines mingling with handclaps, psych guitar sounds and most rewardingly, some … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: David Garnham and the Reasons to Live – Holding Pattern
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NEW MUSIC: David Garnham and the Reasons to Live – Holding Pattern

I’m a big fan of David Garnham‘s music; the way he can dial into straight and true folk music and then shift gears to the open highway of an alt-country song with his band (the Reasons to Live) in full flight. The latter is perfectly executed on this new track, ‘Holding Pattern’. The song swaggers … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Looch Lewis – Free Dirt
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NEW MUSIC: Looch Lewis – Free Dirt

Sydney musician Looch Lewis has released a cover of Died Pretty’s ‘Free Dirt’, the last track on their 1988 album Lost and strangely the title of their previous album though the song didn’t appear on it. The original featured Don Walker on piano and Astrid Munday on backing vocals. Lewis stays true to the original, … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Iain T. McKelvey – Writer’s Lament
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Iain T. McKelvey – Writer’s Lament

Sydney songwriter Iain T. McKelvey has released a new solo single ‘Writer’s Lament‘ on Evening Records and we’re very pleased to premiere the video clip today. Combining footage of McKelvey and the beautiful cosmic illustrated animations of Bec O’Brien (AKA Darby) that were hand drawn, frame by frame, the clip taps in to the metamorphosis … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Tim Easton – You Don’t Really Know Me
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NEW MUSIC: Tim Easton – You Don’t Really Know Me

Here’s the first single from Tim Easton‘s new album of the same name, due out on August 27th. We’ve got a heap of fond memories of seeing Tim perform down here in Sydney and at the Dashville Skyline Festival in the Hunter Valley. Such a brilliant songsmith, live performer and guitarist who knows deftly navigate … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Iain T. McKelvey & The Midnight Tangos – Raise Your Wine
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NEW MUSIC: Iain T. McKelvey & The Midnight Tangos – Raise Your Wine

Evening Records out of Sydney town are slowly but surely building a wonderful roster of artists and releases, the latest of which looks to be Iain T. McKelvey and the Midnight Tangos. ‘Raise Your Wine’ has a wonderfully warm and rolling feel to it. Circling around the piano (Carl Manwarring of River Dreams), the guitar … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: The Winnie Blues – Lonely Love
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VIDEO PREMIERE: The Winnie Blues – Lonely Love

On the day of the release of their debut album Half Wide Awake, But Dreaming (Two Hands Records), we’re very happy to premiere the video clip for The Winnie Blues‘ new single ‘Lonely Love’. The core of the group is Alice Beatty and Cameron Potts, two Australians who met at a Ruby Boots gig in … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Riley Catherall – Mother Please [VIDEO]
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NEW MUSIC: Riley Catherall – Mother Please [VIDEO]

‘Mother Please’ is the third single from Riley Catherall‘s new album When I Go, due out on July 23rd. The song is a lovely, low-key wisftful wander through the melodic edges of country and folk music. Through its effortless delivery the song also conjures that yearning, pure quality that runs through the songwriting of Neil … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Tré Burt – Sweet Misery
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NEW MUSIC: Tré Burt – Sweet Misery

There’s a really beautiful lyrical dance and flow to the cadence of Sacramento songwriter Tré Burt on this new single ‘Sweet Misery’. Melodic and wistful, the song drifts and sways courtesy of piano, some fine acoustic guitar playing , harmonica and shuffling drums. There’s a Dylanesque quality to the track and it also reminds me … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Annie Keating – Marigold
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NEW MUSIC: Annie Keating – Marigold

Starting on low-slung electric guitar chords and and a relaxed backbeat, Annie Keating digs out a wonderful sound on ‘Marigold’, taken from her 2021 album Bristol County Tides, her eighth full-length. I like the way there’s a toughness to the sound of the track, that bluesy country rock that Lucinda Williams harnesses so well, but … Continue reading