ALBUM REVIEW: Kyle Jenkins – Love Lost Love
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ALBUM REVIEW: Kyle Jenkins – Love Lost Love

Kyle Jenkins Love Lost Love Near Enough Records Kyle Jenkins, the prolific songwriter and frontman for Toowoomba alt-country band Suicide Swans, has also found the time to release his second solo album. His debut, Meltdown, shared a lot of similarities with Suicide Swans but on Love, Lost Love, things get darker and starker. Predominately acoustic … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Toler Gibson – Dead End Lady
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NEW MUSIC: Toler Gibson – Dead End Lady

Some songs just roll along with a near perfect vibe and melodic flow and we recently came across the gem from the group Toler Gibson. They describe themselves as a “group of mountain dwellers living high above the clouds in California.” Their back story is that it all started when Gibson, a Canadian born, Texas raised … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Savannah Gardner – Heartbreak River
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NEW MUSIC: Savannah Gardner – Heartbreak River

Described by Savannah Gardner as “a timeless break up anthem wrapped up in celtic string arrangements and the echoes of the slide guitar and piano. The ultimate message is one of hope, where no matter how hard life gets, the sun will always rise again.” The lush and immersive new single from the Californian songwriter, … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Katie Brianna – This Way Or Some Other
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ALBUM REVIEW: Katie Brianna – This Way Or Some Other

Sydney singer-songwriter Katie Brianna has already had a fascinating musical journey, from Paul Kelly and Tamworth approved teenager to one of the most riveting and melancholically melodic vocalists on the local Americana scene. Now with three solo albums to her name, her latest, This Way Or Some Other, is hands-down her finest work.  Brianna’s previous … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Jeb Cardwell – Blood Moon / Storm Clouds
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NEW MUSIC: Jeb Cardwell – Blood Moon / Storm Clouds

Ahead of the release of his new album My Friend Defiance (Blind Date Records) next week, Jeb Cardwell has shared these two tracks – ‘Blood Moon’ and ‘Storm Clouds’. The former is a low-slung rhythmic delight, steeped in the effortless cosmic country sound of Tony Joe White and J.J. Cale with it’s loping groove and … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Aaron Ross & The Peach Leaves – Catch A Glimpse
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NEW MUSIC: Aaron Ross & The Peach Leaves – Catch A Glimpse

What do you get when you cross T-Rex with Wilco and The Rolling Stones? Something akin to the soaring country rock of ‘Catch A Glimpse’, the new single from Aaron Ross & The Peach Leaves. Ross was a member of math rock band Hella (with Zach Hill of Deathgrips and Spencer Seim of sBACH and … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Griffin Winton – Blockbuster Blues
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NEW MUSIC: Griffin Winton – Blockbuster Blues

A very cool slice of talking blues with a country folk heartbeat courtesy of Griffin Winton out of middle Tennessee. You can hear Blaze Foley, Townes Van Zandt and Dylan running through Winton’s delivery on the track, accompanied by a perfect blend of strummed acoustic guitar and a chorus that’s right on the money. Winton … Continue reading

SONG PREMIERE: The Weeping Willows – Long Black Veil
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SONG PREMIERE: The Weeping Willows – Long Black Veil

The Weeping Willows are Australia’s finest exponents of the stripped-down duo format. One guitar, two superb harmony-rich voices and a talent for both their own songwriting and the interpretation of other’s songs. They’ve just announced the release of a brand new EP called Southern Gothic, which is out this Friday (June 4th), and it finds … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Georgia State Line – Every Time
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NEW MUSIC: Georgia State Line – Every Time

There’s a heavy, dreamy ambient country intro to this brand new single from Georgia State Line. That evocative beginning gives way to urgent acoustic guitar and upbeat drums, perfectly countered by the devastating heartache of Georgia Delves‘ voice. Streaked in melancholy and yearning, it’s the centrepiece of the song and an impressive first taste of … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Ghost Prom – Sunset Yesterday
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NEW MUSIC: Ghost Prom – Sunset Yesterday

This new single from Ghost Prom is a wonderfully unassuming slice of country folk that rides some sweet melodies and harmonies over a shuffling backbeat and loosely strummed guitars. There isn’t much info on the Hurley, New York band but their Bandcamp page does state that “two kids from a missing milk carton never got … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: John Murry – Oscar Wilde (Came Here To Make Fun Of You) / Ones & Zeros
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NEW MUSIC: John Murry – Oscar Wilde (Came Here To Make Fun Of You) / Ones & Zeros

I’ve been a fan of John Murry since I saw him play here in Sydney and was taken by his wonderful 2013 album The Graceless Age. He’s certainly had his trials and tribulations and he ended up living in Ireland where he’s continued to work at his craft and periodically release new material. Now, in … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Sue Ray – All The Lonely Ones
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NEW MUSIC: Sue Ray – All The Lonely Ones

On the back of a lonesome harmonica comes the voice of QLD artist Sue Ray. It’s a warm and rich voice she possesses too, melodically draped as it is across the minimal country sound – a great mix of noir and campfire in its atmosphere and intimacy. ‘All The Lonely Ones’ was co-written with Sean … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: CHILLEMI – Neon Bride
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NEW MUSIC: CHILLEMI – Neon Bride

Things are getting shadowy and noir with this dark and moody single from the LA-based artists CHILLEMI. There’s a very cool ghostly shimmer and a gothic twang to the song and given that stylised sound, it makes sense that there’s a Twin Peaks connection with the video clip starring Giselle DaMier, best known for her … Continue reading