NEW MUSIC: The Roseline – Seven Hundred Second Chances
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NEW MUSIC: The Roseline – Seven Hundred Second Chances

‘Seven Hundred Second Chances’ is the brand new single from Lawrence, Kansas Americana band The Roseline. It comes form their forthcoming new LP and follows the release of their 2020 album Good/Grief which we’ve previously written about. Here they get even more widescreen with a Ryan Adams melodicism and sway in the verses before electric … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: The Nielsen Family Band – Fragile Flowers
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NEW MUSIC: The Nielsen Family Band – Fragile Flowers

I dig the way this track dances so lightly across the speakers. There’s a baroque folk feel, a touch of the pop nous of Harry Nilsson and a freak folk freedom going on. The Nielsen Family Band know their way around a charming and clever melody on ‘Fragile Flowers’, it sits on a solid backbeat … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Stone Jack Jones – I’m Made
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NEW MUSIC: Stone Jack Jones – I’m Made

‘I’m Made’ is a brand new track from Stone Jack Jones and featuring the vocals of Adia Victoria. Dense, desolate, driving psych country folk and blues sounds are the order of the day here. It reminds me a lot of New Zealand band The Renderers who trade in a similar form of gothic psych country. … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Wildie – Old Man
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NEW MUSIC: Wildie – Old Man

Wildie are a Swedish quartet who, from the sound of this track ‘Old Man’, excel at writing and performing country flavoured West Coast sounds with a classic pop streak. There’s Wilco, Ron Sexsmith, a dash of early Midlake and above all some lush, melodic 70’s style songwriting that sounds effortless. The song comes from their … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Elizabeth King – Living In The Last Days
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NEW MUSIC: Elizabeth King – Living In The Last Days

Produced by Fat Possum Records’ Bruce Watson, this is a pretty irresistible slice of upbeat sacred soul from the 77 year old Memphis soul gospel queen Elizabeth King, who released her first single back in 1970. ‘Living In the Last Days’ is the title track to her debut album on the Memphis imprint Bible and … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Charley Crockett – Midnight Run
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NEW MUSIC: Charley Crockett – Midnight Run

Charley Crockett has released a clip from his recently released Lil’ G.L. Presents: 10 For Slim Charley Crockett Sings James Hand, a tribute to the Texas country/honky tonk artist James Hand who died last year. Crockett says of Hand “I felt like James Hand was the greatest living country singer in the old-school style, somewhere … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Big Dog – Cowboy
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NEW MUSIC: Big Dog – Cowboy

I love the way this track lazily bounces along, draped in jangly cosmic twang and has this wonderfully swelling, spiralling feel, like it could spin on and out forever. It features the warmly melodic lead vocal of Netta Dor, who says of the song… “I love that final chorus. Where everyone becomes entangled with each … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Freya Josephine Hollick – The Real World
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NEW MUSIC: Freya Josephine Hollick – The Real World

In a world turned upside down by the pandemic, Freya Josephine Hollick releases her new single as she moves ever closer to releasing her new album, recorded over in the US with Lucinda Williams’ band Buick 6. ‘The Real World’, soaked in lush and cosmic pedal steel is a touching and emotive paean to the … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Dash Hammerstein – Sun Dancer
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NEW MUSIC: Dash Hammerstein – Sun Dancer

It’s hard to go past a name like Dash Hammerstein isn’t it?! Luckily his music is equally as compelling. ‘Sun Dancer’ lopes along like Harry Nilsson tripping on a sunny afternoon down a country lane. Pedal steel plays the coy and alluring sidekick to this Brooklyn songwriter’s heavy-lidded jaunty sound. ‘Sun Dancer’ comes from Hammerstein’s … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams – Plastic Bouquet
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ALBUM REVIEW: Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams – Plastic Bouquet

Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams Plastic Bouquet New West Records A chance Spotify encounter with the music of Kacy & Clayton led Marlon Williams on an adventure that ended up in sub-zero Saskatoon in Canada and Nashville, TN to record this wonderful collaborative album.  There’s a clear simpatico between the three of them, with … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Fenn Wilson – Love Again [video]
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NEW MUSIC: Fenn Wilson – Love Again [video]

Melbourne songwriter Fenn Wilson returns with his first new single since the release of his Ghost Heroin album in 2019. It’s a deeply emotive song, crafted initially from sparse instrumentation before swelling into a dark and richly textured, country-folk slow burner – built on Fenn’s soaring croon of a voice. Now signed with Cheatin’ Hearts … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: The Wicked Messenger – I Am Here
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NEW MUSIC: The Wicked Messenger – I Am Here

Acoustic guitar, pedal steel and glockenspiel form the delicate musical filigree that hangs behind the vocals of The Wicked Messenger‘s Jimi Beavis and Janey Mac on their brand new single ‘I Am Here’. There’s a meditative quality to the song that feels like those quiet, reflective moments where calm pervades the atmosphere of a room … Continue reading