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

PTW FAVOURITE AUSTRALIAN ALBUMS OF 2021
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PTW FAVOURITE AUSTRALIAN ALBUMS OF 2021

Despite the endless disruptions, lockdowns, gig cancellations and postponements, there were still plenty of excellent albums released here in Australia in 2021. Most of them had their own unique sound too – drawing from folk, country, psych, blues and indie to differing degrees. There were established artists who continued to mature and evolve as well … Continue reading

SINGLE PREMIERE: Dr Mann – Stubborn Mule
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SINGLE PREMIERE: Dr Mann – Stubborn Mule

Cosmic psychedelic country vibes abound on ‘Stubborn Mule‘, the beautiful new single from Dr Mann that we have the pleasure of premiering on PTW today. As the guitars chop and stagger, pedal steel wafts along, adding a swirling ambience to the track. Twin vocals complete the intertwined and woven sound of the track as it … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: The Delines – Past The Shadows
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NEW MUSIC: The Delines – Past The Shadows

The Delines have released the video for single #2 from their forthcoming album The Sea Drift, which will be released on February 11, 2022 via Love Police Records & Tapes (and their new American label home Jealous Butcher Records). It’s yet another in a long list of sublime smokey and soulful songs that pull beautifully … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Fleur Wiber & Chris Carrapetta – Killing The Blues
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NEW MUSIC: Fleur Wiber & Chris Carrapetta – Killing The Blues

Sydney artists Fleur Wiber and Chris Carrapetta have come together to record an album’s worth of their favourite alt-country covers during lockdown and the first superb track they’ve released from it is is a version of Rowland Salley‘s ‘Killing the Blues’. Salley is the bassist for Chris Isaak and his best known song has been … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Huck Hayden – Fire Ball
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NEW MUSIC: Huck Hayden – Fire Ball

I’m loving the world weary vocal on this slice of melodic country rock by Nashville-based Huck Hayden. There’s Petty in there, a dash of Berman-esque indie rock, the country-leaning side of J. Mascis and the heavier, electrified folk-rock of Neil Young. The push and pull tension between the vocal and the blistered guitar sound on … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Mitch Dillon’s Compulsive Ramblers
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ALBUM REVIEW: Mitch Dillon’s Compulsive Ramblers

MITCH DILLON’S COMPULSIVE RAMBLERS MITCH DILLON’S COMPULSIVE RAMBLERS RAGGED GUM RECORDS Melbourne musician Mitch Dillon has been around the local scene for a while now, backing up other artists and fronting Attractor Beams, a much-missed band who wore obvious influences such as The Replacements on their sleeves.  Now stepping out on his own with backing … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Kevin Coons – Rattlesnake Canyon
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NEW MUSIC: Kevin Coons – Rattlesnake Canyon

There’s a big Townes Van Zandt vibe on this new track from Kevin Coons. It takes Townes’ melodic phrasing and relocates it to a tougher, groove-based cosmic Americana place. Rhythmically it buries itself in your short term memory and hits repeat. Killer track! Coons pulled in Dillon Napier from Margo Price’s band on drums for … Continue reading

SINGLE/VIDEO PREMIERE: Suz Dorahy – Tell You
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SINGLE/VIDEO PREMIERE: Suz Dorahy – Tell You

This morning we’re lucky enough to be premiering the video clip for Suz Dorahy‘s brand new single ‘Tell You’ which is released tomorrow. The single is Dorahy’s first since she released the song ‘Margharita’ in 2019 and finds her striking a magnificent alt-country sound that recalls the preeminent sound and swagger of Lucinda Williams in … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Robert Connely Farr – Going Away To Leave You
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NEW MUSIC: Robert Connely Farr – Going Away To Leave You

Dirty, raw, dragged through the dirt and spirited like a life well lived. That’s the sound of this rough and rugged cover of Bentonia Bluesman Jimmy “Duck” Holmes’ ‘Going Away To Leave You’, by Robert Connely Farr. It’s all in the tension and stormy mood of those six strings and Robert’s gruff vocal on this … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Dave Wright & The Midnight Electric – Tennessee
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Dave Wright & The Midnight Electric – Tennessee

Dave Wright & The Midnight Electric have a brand new clip for their single ‘Tennessee‘, taken from their 2021 album Lost Inside A Dream, and we’re very pleased to be able to premiere it on PTW today. ‘Tennessee’ is a wonderfully spirited and freewheeling song that takes one hell of a swing at a big … Continue reading