THE RICH AND SOULFUL, STRIPPED DOWN SOUND OF MEREDITH LAZOWSKI
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THE RICH AND SOULFUL, STRIPPED DOWN SOUND OF MEREDITH LAZOWSKI

If you like the lush country soul sounds of Courtney Marie Andrews, Katie Brianna, Not Good With Horses or The Delines then Meredith Lazowski is definitely one to check out. Last month the Toronto alt-country artist released ‘Other Way Home‘, the second single and title track from her forthcoming album (out June 17th, 2022).  Lazowski … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: The Creative Flow of River Dreams
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INTERVIEW: The Creative Flow of River Dreams

For River Dreams’ debut album Small Paintings, the pandemic served as the impetus, rather than a deterrent, for recording sessions to take place. Sydney musician and songwriter Carl Manwarring had been playing around the city’s Inner West bars, pubs and bowling clubs under his own name for a number of years, following an initial foray … Continue reading

LISTEN TO GILLIAN WELCH & DAVID RAWLINGS COVER JOHN ANDERSON FOR NEW TRIBUTE LP
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LISTEN TO GILLIAN WELCH & DAVID RAWLINGS COVER JOHN ANDERSON FOR NEW TRIBUTE LP

A new tribute album celebrating the songs and career of legendary country artist John Anderson, Something Borrowed, Something New: A Tribute to John Anderson, will be released August 5th via Easy Eye Sound. Anderson has released 22 albums and enjoyed 60 charting singles in four consecutive decades including five No. 1 songs: ‘Wild and Blue,’ “Swingin’,” ‘Black Sheep,’ ‘Straight Tequila … Continue reading

HALFWAY RELEASE NEW SINGLE/VIDEO ‘GHOSTLINE’ AND ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM
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HALFWAY RELEASE NEW SINGLE/VIDEO ‘GHOSTLINE’ AND ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM

Brisbane seven piece indie/alt-country group Halfway have released their brand new single Ghostline today, taken from their forthcoming album On the Ghostline, with Hands of Lightning, due out on August 26th. The central, searching guitar riff of the song is an absolute ear worm, burrowing instantly into your short term memory. The band deliver their … Continue reading

LISTEN TO FENN WILSON’S  SHIMMERING AND SOARING ALT-COUNTRY ROCK SINGLE
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LISTEN TO FENN WILSON’S SHIMMERING AND SOARING ALT-COUNTRY ROCK SINGLE

Enigmatic singer songwriter Fenn Wilson returns with new single ‘Laying With The Bones’, the second single off the forthcoming sophomore album Honey Dates Death / Ghazals due for release early 2023.  One of the highlights of the recent Dashville Skyline festival, Wilson has been prepping his second album and from the sound of this new single it’s going to … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: The Delines – The Sea Drift
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ALBUM REVIEW: The Delines – The Sea Drift

THE DELINES THE SEA DRIFT LOVE POLICE RECORDS + TAPES Once considered a side project of Richmond Fontaine songwriter and frontman Willy Vlautin, on album #3 The Delines have comprehensively proven themselves as their own bittersweet and soulful microsystem, where damaged souls battle on against life’s twists and turns. Little beacons of hope amid the … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Hillsborough – Trouble Finds Its Way
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Hillsborough – Trouble Finds Its Way

Here at PTW I’m very please to be able to premiere the new video clip by Queensland duo Hillsborough. ‘Trouble Finds Its Way‘ is the debut single from the duo of Phil Usher and Beata Maglai who have been playing around QLD for the last six years, spreading the word about their brand of cosmic … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Mylee Grace – Whiplash In The Moshpit
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ALBUM REVIEW: Mylee Grace – Whiplash In The Moshpit

MYLEE GRACE WHIPLASH IN THE MOSHPIT LOVE POLICE RECORDS + TAPES One of the first batch of releases on the newly minted record label by Love Police, Mylee Grace returns to releasing music after relocating to the Northern Rivers region of NSW six years ago. Prior to that she’d released a solo EP in 2010 … Continue reading

ANDERS JÖRNESTEN GETS DARK AND SPARSE ON SINGLE ‘LIGHT UP MY WAY’
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ANDERS JÖRNESTEN GETS DARK AND SPARSE ON SINGLE ‘LIGHT UP MY WAY’

Swedish songwriter Anders Jörnesten has one of those deep, sonorous, gravelly and lived-in voices. Words are like intonations, hanging heavy in the air and giving greater gravitas to his lyrics. ‘Light Up My Way’ is a stripped-back acoustic country-folk track of acoustic guitar, harmonia and that voice. Beautiful melancholia. Jörnesten only started writing songs during … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: James McMurtry – The Horses and the Hounds
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ALBUM REVIEW: James McMurtry – The Horses and the Hounds

JAMES MCMURTRY THE HORSES AND THE HOUNDS New West Records It’s been a long wait for McMurtry fans since his excellent Complicated Game came out six years ago but there was never any doubt that it’d be worth the wait. McMurtry, like a fine wine, seems to just get better and better with age. The … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: SAM SHINAZZI (FT. KATIE BRIANNA) HITS THE HEARTSTRINGS ON NEW SINGLE ‘CLOSING TIME’
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VIDEO PREMIERE: SAM SHINAZZI (FT. KATIE BRIANNA) HITS THE HEARTSTRINGS ON NEW SINGLE ‘CLOSING TIME’

“I listened to The Jayhawks for hours and now I’m blue” Sydney’s Sam Shinazzi, the city’s longtime auteur of indie rock and increasingly alt-country, has released the video clip for his brand new single ‘Closing Time’ which is officially out tomorrow, March 18th. Featuring the sublime vocals of Katie Brianna, the song is sensitively forlorn, … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: JOSIE LAVER RELEASES HER NEW SINGLE OF SULTRY, ATMOSPHERIC COUNTRY SOUL
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VIDEO PREMIERE: JOSIE LAVER RELEASES HER NEW SINGLE OF SULTRY, ATMOSPHERIC COUNTRY SOUL

NSW songwriter Josie Laver‘s debut single ‘Tangled’, written with Matt Joe Gow is an impressive calling card of a song. Richly warm and evocative it swings and rolls along with a blues-infused country dreaminess. Heavy-lidded and sultry, it revolves around feelings of low self esteem, damage or trauma and talks about pushing those feelings aside, … Continue reading

CHRIS CARRAPETTA RELEASES HIS ODE TO MARRICKVILLE
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CHRIS CARRAPETTA RELEASES HIS ODE TO MARRICKVILLE

With a supremely catchy sound, Sydney songwriter Chris Carrapetta has released a melodic gem with ‘Making Me Smile (On The Marrickville Mile)’. A self-described song about “the area that I live in, the cultural & artistic hub of Marrickville, Sydney”, there’s a wonderful and wistful Wilco meets Big Star vibe going on as he hits … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Family Jordan
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INTERVIEW: Family Jordan

SOWING THE SEEDS OF SONGS Family Jordan continue to refine their humid and cosmic country and folk sound on their fourth album Big Grass. Ahead of their appearance at the Dashville Skyline festival next weekend (Feb 25-28th, 2022) we’re adding our interview with Jordan Rochfort of the band from last year. by Chris Familton Following in … Continue reading

PTW FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2021
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PTW FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2021

It’s that time of year where I sit down, create a spreadsheet, list all the albums that caught my ear and had me returning for repeat listens, and then begin the torturous task of putting them into some kind of ordered list. It’s a strange thing to rank artistic endeavours against each other but the … Continue reading