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

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