VIDEO PREMIERE: Rhianna Fibbins – Little Whispers
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Rhianna Fibbins – Little Whispers

‘Little Whispers’ is the second release from Rhianna Fibbins‘ debut EP From The Valley Looking Out and features Chance McCoy (Old Crow Medicine Show) on fiddle. There’s a really nice wandering feel to the track as acoustic, pedal-steel and electric guitars gently tangle and dovetail into McCoy’s mournful fiddle. Melbourne-based Fibbins was born and raised in the … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Leslie Beia – Never Tell [VIDEO]
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NEW MUSIC: Leslie Beia – Never Tell [VIDEO]

Leslie Beia (Spring Branch, TX) recently released her new single ‘Never Tell‘ on streaming services. The song was influenced by Beia’s years spent living on a horse ranch and she describes the song as “a tale of love and impatience and the giddiness of Spring.” There’s a wonderful light and playful feel to the song … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Roberta Faceplant – Everything Is Trash
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NEW MUSIC: Roberta Faceplant – Everything Is Trash

Straight from the opening guitar licks you know this track is going to hit the spot. It kicks along like a hot-wired boot heel on a wooden honky tonk dancefloor. Sass, humour and hooks to burn, ‘Everything Is Trash’ is the debut single from new solo country / Americana act Roberta Faceplant, who is Philadelphia-based … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Fritz Michel – Stardust
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NEW MUSIC: Fritz Michel – Stardust

French-born New York artist Fritz Michel has released this new single from his upcoming EP Blue Vibes. He plays in electric jazz and rock bands but his solo material mixes a subtle Lou Reed vibe with a David Berman (Silver Jews, Purple Mountains) countrified indie rock feel. It’s a classic sound with an artful twist. … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Wild Earp – Same Old Sorry Lesson (video)
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NEW MUSIC: Wild Earp – Same Old Sorry Lesson (video)

Wild Earp has released a new song in ‘Same Old Sorry Lesson’ which hits some mighty fine traditional country and honky tonk sounds and themes. He does this kind of thing so well, with the sublime backing of his band The Free for Alls. The song follows his 2020 release ‘Oligarchy Blues’. Here in Australia, … Continue reading

NEWS: Rose City Band announces new LP
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NEWS: Rose City Band announces new LP

Rose City Band, the project of Ripley Johnson when he’s not immersed in the world of Wooden Shjips or Moon Duo, has announced that album number three will be released on May 21st. Based on ‘Lonely Spaces’ (below) expect more of his amazing blend of dreamy, chooglin’, cosmic country. Press release spiel… Rose City Band … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: John John Brown – Where The Good Buzz Goes
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NEW MUSIC: John John Brown – Where The Good Buzz Goes

Last year we posted John John Brown‘s song ‘On Black Friday I Met Jesus‘ which really impressed us both musically and poetically. That song, along with this new one ‘Where The Good Buzz Goes’ both come from his new album Americana Comics, out now on streaming services. John Prine is a clear influence in the … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Henry Conlon – I’m Coming Home
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NEW MUSIC: Henry Conlon – I’m Coming Home

Simplicity done well makes for powerful music and this song from Nashville-based songwriter Henry Conlon grabbed us the second he started singing. One of those voices that sounds both powerful and emotionally wrought at the same time, it reminded me of the dark drama of Townes Van Zandt and more recently, Tyler Childers. ‘I’m Coming … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Shane Scarazzini & EightFingers – West Virginia Girl
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NEW MUSIC: Shane Scarazzini & EightFingers – West Virginia Girl

There’s some exceptional playing on this new track from Nashville, TN artist Shane Scarazzini and his band EightFingers. Check out the guitars that spark and fly amid fiddle and pedal steel on ‘West Virginia Girl‘. The fluidity and energy in the playing is what nails this as a superb track but without the strength of … Continue reading

FAVOURITE AU & NZ ALBUMS 2020
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FAVOURITE AU & NZ ALBUMS 2020

Lists! We have a couple for you as usual as we wind down at the end of another year. I won’t rabbit on about the trials and tribulations of 2020, the good news was that the music still came down the pipeline with the same amount of quality and reward. We’ll have our overall list … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: John John Brown – On Black Friday I Met Jesus
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NEW MUSIC: John John Brown – On Black Friday I Met Jesus

There’s a strong John Prine sound and vibe on this new track from John John Brown, taken from his second album Americana Comics. He even references Prine in the song, a gently drifting and softly propulsive slice of country folk that hits the spot between laidback and warmly poetic. Lovely stuff. The song “tells the … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: This Frontier Needs Heroes – South Dakota
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NEW MUSIC: This Frontier Needs Heroes – South Dakota

This Frontier Needs Heroes have been releasing music for over a decade and you can hear that lived-in feel in the playing and the maturity of the arrangement and sublime vocal melodies of singer-songwriter Brad Lauretti on this new song ‘South Dakota’. It’s a mix of gorgeous, folk-tinged vocals, the grit and electric twang of the … Continue reading