NEW MUSIC: Ted Z & The Wranglers – Corner Store
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NEW MUSIC: Ted Z & The Wranglers – Corner Store

This new track from Ted Z & The Wranglers ducks and dives like a bantamweight boxer, switching musical stances, changing gears and dancing through melodies like nobody’s business. It’s a catchy slice of country rock from the Southern Californians that rides a twang groove and is augmented by some nice BVs and a sweet harmonica. … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Dashville Skyline 2019
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LIVE REVIEW: Dashville Skyline 2019

Dashville Skyline Dashville, Lower Bedford, NSW 4-6 October Arriving at the Dashville property instantly feels like the perfect respite from the city and a healthy disconnect from the digital world. After campsites are established it quickly becomes apparent how easy it is to move around and access all the onsite amenities. From the bar to … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Sean McMahon – Just To See You Again (feat. Freya Josephine Hollick)
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Sean McMahon – Just To See You Again (feat. Freya Josephine Hollick)

Alt-country and karaoke collide beautifully on this new video clip from Melbourne songwriter Sean McMahon. A duet with Freya Josephine Hollick, the song comes from McMahon’s superb 2019 album You Will Know When You’re There. In our review of the album we said of the song – “their contrasting voices work a treat as they … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Carver Baronda – Devotion
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NEW MUSIC: Carver Baronda – Devotion

Carver Baronda is a New Orleans-based songwriter who has featured on a couple of compilations and released a cassette of her home recordings. ‘Devotion’ comes from her first studio release – a four song EP called Spooky Love. The ramshackle, organic vibe of the song is what pulled us in. It wanders along, taking in … 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

VIDEO PREMIERE: Skyscraper Stan – Dancing On My Own Grave
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Skyscraper Stan – Dancing On My Own Grave

Skyscraper Stan has put together a fitting and humorous video clip for ‘Dancing On My Grave’, one of the many gems from his recently released album Golden Boy Vol. 1 & Vol. II. The song, a cautionary tale of drugs and the internal quandary of the rock ’n’ roll lifestyle versus settling down and getting … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Karen & The Sorrows – Guaranteed Broken Heart
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NEW MUSIC: Karen & The Sorrows – Guaranteed Broken Heart

This is the the title track from the third album by Karen & The Sorrows, based around the songwriting of Karen Pittelman. She’s been instrumental in the queer country scene, running the Gay Ole Opry Festival and the Queer Country Quarterly. With a new lineup she’s ventured away from dark country rock and into more … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Frog – RIP to the Empire State Flea Market
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NEW MUSIC: Frog – RIP to the Empire State Flea Market

  A new weird and wonderful track from Frog, out of Queens, NYC. They’re loose and ramblin’, gloriously ramshackle in the vein of Meat Puppets, Sparklehorse, Silver Jews, Modest Mouse and more. This song sounds like a lost Neil Young outtake from the 70s where the off-kilter vocals draw you into a parallel universe where … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Freya Josephine Hollick – Nobody’s No Better Than No One
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NEW MUSIC: Freya Josephine Hollick – Nobody’s No Better Than No One

Freya Josephine Hollick returns with the first taste of her new album The Real World, due for release in 2020. Recorded at Rancho De Luna (Kurt Vile, Mark Lanegan, Victoria Williams, Iggy Pop, Arctic Monkeys)  in the Mojave Desert, California, this track grooves and rolls along with a dark spirit, suggesting a further shift from … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Justin Townes Earle, Sydney (2019)
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LIVE REVIEW: Justin Townes Earle, Sydney (2019)

Justin Townes Earle + The Morrisons @ The Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney 04/09/19 He’s been a regular visitor to these shores since 2008 and even though each tour has shown a new stage in the evolution of Justin Townes Earle as a songwriter, it was that first show at the Annandale Hotel that, for me, remains the most vital … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Eilen Jewell – Gypsy
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ALBUM REVIEW: Eilen Jewell – Gypsy

Eilen Jewell Gypsy Signature Sounds There’s always the sense of an artist playing her own game when it comes to Eilen Jewell. She lets her muse dictate where she places her creative energy, whether that’s whole albums devoted to obscure blues or Loretta Lynn songs, providing backing vocals to other artists such as Pinto Bennett, … Continue reading

THE CRYIN’ PEDAL STEEL
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THE CRYIN’ PEDAL STEEL

The Cryin’ Pedal Steel You’d be hard pressed to find an instrument so intrinsically linked to the sound of country music as the pedal steel guitar. Acoustic guitars and fiddles are ubiquitous instruments that cross a number of genres but for the pedal steel, country music is its undeniable home. Developed from the lap-played Hawaiian … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Delafaye – Tattoo Dreams
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NEW MUSIC: Delafaye – Tattoo Dreams

For fans of subtly blended Americana and indie sounds. We shared Delafaye‘s track ‘Time & Money’ a while back and this new hits the spot just as beautifully. ‘Tattoo Dreams’ rides on a laidback acoustic guitar strum with Andrew Shockley’s burnished and grainy vocal delivering the goods over the top. There’s a full length, self-titled … Continue reading