NEW MUSIC: Bone Idle Bros – Lately
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NEW MUSIC: Bone Idle Bros – Lately

The group harmonies and the rough and ready blend of country, bluesy rock and bluegrass from the Scottish group Bone Idle Bros are what caught our ear when we trawling the wild frontier of the internet for some new sounds. ‘Lately’, their second single, mixes things up but never overcooks things. It sounds just like … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Billy Roberts & The Rough Riders – Special
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NEW MUSIC: Billy Roberts & The Rough Riders – Special

Last year, Australian group Billy Roberts & The Rough Riders released their latest album The Southern Sessions and one of its highlights is this slow burning gem ‘Special’. Elsewhere on the album they dig into some bluesy rock ‘n’ roll territory, straight country rock and folk rock. With a voice that reminds me a bit of … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: M Ward – Migration Of Souls
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NEW MUSIC: M Ward – Migration Of Souls

The inimitable dusky, intimate dream charred voice of M Ward returns with the first taste of his forthcoming new LP Migration Stories, due April 3rd on Anti-. ‘Migration Of Souls’ is an ethereal, reverb-laden acoustic revelry that floats through the atmosphere as that voice sings “float through space and time…” and propels the gentle interstellar … Continue reading

FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2019
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FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2019

Another year and the end of another decade of great music. Time flies but at least we’ve got a great soundtrack. As ever 2019 saw some wonderful new music released. There was the return of artists who had been on a hiatus of sorts – Bill Callahan, Crazy Horse and most importantly… David Berman (R.I.P.) … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Drive-By Truckers – Armageddon’s Back In Town
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NEW MUSIC: Drive-By Truckers – Armageddon’s Back In Town

Great news as we coast to the end of another year – DBT have a new album coming on January 31st via ATO Records and here’s the first single from it, ‘Armageddon’s Back In Town’. The Unraveling is Drive-By Truckers’ 12th studio album and first new LP in more than three years – the longest gap … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Mail The Horse – Gimme Gimme
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NEW MUSIC: Mail The Horse – Gimme Gimme

Ramshackle, loose-limbed and groove-heavy countrified rock ‘n’ roll is the order of the day on ‘Gimme Gimme’, the new single from Brooklyn, NY band Mail The Horse. This thing fair gallops along with a ramalama Stones feel to it, complete with horn-accented swagger and sway. The song comes from their new self-titled album which is … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: The High Ceilings – On The Line
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NEW MUSIC: The High Ceilings – On The Line

Sydney trio The High Ceilings have released ‘On The Line’, the second single from their forthcoming LP Murrah Hall which is due to see the light of day early in 2020. ‘On The Line’ bounces along on the back of a parched and kicking harmonica and Ben Horder’s plaintiff ache of a vocal. Horder says … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Someday River – Are We Free?
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NEW MUSIC: Someday River – Are We Free?

Someday River hail from Florida and on this recent single, ‘Are We Free?’ they dial into a really nice folk rock sound, run through a gauzy late summer shimmery filter. It sounds and feels nostalgic as the wind their way through a psych-lite landscape of searching guitars and Greyson Charnock’s yearning vocal sound. Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Riley Catherall – Pray That I Won’t Be Long
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NEW MUSIC: Riley Catherall – Pray That I Won’t Be Long

Australian Riley Catherall recently released this new single, ‘Pray That I Won’t Be Long’. The balance of songwriting and production on this track is what drew us in. It flows and gets grittier when necessary – courtesy of some great electric guitar playing, but it also knows the power of a tight structure and melodies … Continue reading

SOUNDS OF THE SILVER SCREEN: Country & folk music in film
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SOUNDS OF THE SILVER SCREEN: Country & folk music in film

Sounds Of The Silver Screen Soundtracks always play a crucial part in establishing mood, location and emotion in film, and country and folk music is purpose-built for filling that role – whether it’s adding colour to a bar-room brawl, chronicling broken hearts or conveying the power and fragility of nature and the great outdoors. The golden … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Dan Brodie – When We Turn To Dust
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Dan Brodie – When We Turn To Dust

Dan Brodie has made a foray into directing his own video clip for ‘When We Turn To Dust’, one of the many highlights from his new album Funerária Do Vale. Joined by Chris Brodie on guitar and the mysterious Danielle Golding on vocals, the video was shot in one night at Body Electric Dance Studios in … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Hayes Peebles – Riddle Me
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NEW MUSIC: Hayes Peebles – Riddle Me

New York native and now Nashville resident Hayes Peebles is on a roll with this current run of singles. We recently posted the fine ‘Riding High’ and now he’s backed that up with the widescreen and effortlessly catchy ‘Riddle Me’ that sounds like Ron Sexsmith on a euphoric country rock bender. The song was sparked … Continue reading