NEW MUSIC: Shattercones – Love On Repeat
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NEW MUSIC: Shattercones – Love On Repeat

We’ve always got a soft-spot for that point where country and folk meet slowcore. There are elements of that in ‘Love On Repeat’, the latest single from UK group Shattercones. The song comes from their EP Oppenheimer, which is out now. You can here the sound of acts like Tindersticks, albeit with a heavier gothic … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Lucinda Williams – Good Souls Better Angels
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ALBUM REVIEW: Lucinda Williams – Good Souls Better Angels

Lucinda Williams Good Souls Better Angels Highway 20 / Cooking Vinyl Australia After a year spent looking back with her Car Wheels On A Gravel Road 20th anniversary tour, Lucinda Williams has now turned her mind to the modern world in the here and now, from internal battles of individuals to the heartless idiocy of … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Zach Phillips – The Lonely Hunter
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NEW MUSIC: Zach Phillips – The Lonely Hunter

‘The Lonely Hunter’ is the third track released from The Wine of Youth, the new album by San Diego-based singer-songwriter Zach Phillips. Based around a simple repeating guitar motif, Phillips weaves some sublime vocal melodies that rise and fall, circling those exquisite guitar notes and the subtle rhythm section. Lovely stuff. “The Wine of Youth” is … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: James Chapman and the Blue Moon – I Don’t Try
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NEW MUSIC: James Chapman and the Blue Moon – I Don’t Try

James Chapman and the Blue Moon have a new single out called ‘I Don’t Try’, an excellent rumbling rabble rouser of a track that channels Dylan and Elvis and was apparently recorded live and late at night on an abandoned US air base. The song is one of three on their new self-titled EP of … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: John Krsulja – Black To Blue
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NEW MUSIC: John Krsulja – Black To Blue

‘Black To Blue‘ was one of the last recorded performances by Australian Glen Hannah (R.I.P.), written by John ‘K’ Krsulja in 2016 in memory of the passing of producer and friend, Karl Broadie. The music video is a tribute to both Broadie and Hannah, two creative spirits that touched many other musicians and music fans … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Cody Landress-Gibson – Smoke
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NEW MUSIC: Cody Landress-Gibson – Smoke

Let’s get stoned and turn Blaze Foley on…” Born and raised in the piedmont of the Appalachian Mountains, Cody Landress-Gibson brings the sounds of his upbringing to life in his music. Cody writes about living, loving, and dying in Appalachia. Cody released his first EP, “Beginner’s Luck,” in 2018. His self-titled album is being released … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Reunions
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ALBUM REVIEW: Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Reunions

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit Reunions Caroline Australia Jason Isbell cemented himself in the pantheon of 21st century songwriters with his Southeastern album in 2013. Since then he’s continued to release strong records but Reunions stands as his most consistent set of songs to date. Sure it might not have the exquisite emotional songwriting … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Wagons – Need A Ride?
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NEW MUSIC: Wagons – Need A Ride?

Following on from Wagons‘ fine Songs From The Aftermath album, the band have been hard at work recording a new EP, of which the dark and spooky ‘Need A Ride?’ is the title track. There’s a cosmic malevolence at hand on the single, with psychobilly influences, some Suicide and a demonic ‘Nebraska’ Springsteen – all … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Kelley Swindall – You Can Call Me Darlin’ If You Want
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NEW MUSIC: Kelley Swindall – You Can Call Me Darlin’ If You Want

A retro vibe is the order of the day with the spoken word approach from Kelley Swindall on her new single ‘You Can Call Me Darlin’ If You Want’, the title-track from her new album due out in 2020. The song hits its stride with the perfectly formed country-soul chorus and some nice harmonica playing. … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Idle Joy – Little Rain
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NEW MUSIC: Idle Joy – Little Rain

Los Angeles band Idle Joy recently released their second album Your Stars and one of its highlights is the widescreen country rock of the song ‘Little Rain‘. Characterised by hot-wired guitars that slash and burn, jangle and twang across a loose and swaggering rock ‘n’ roll landscape, the song starts slow and steady before gathering … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: El Warren – The Long Lonely Time
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NEW MUSIC: El Warren – The Long Lonely Time

Hell yeah, this thing kicks along like a fleet-footed mountain cat. Locomotive drumming, brisk strumming and some killer electric guitar playing are the hallmarks of this song from Californian El Warren who has played in a bunch of other bands, across a myriad of styles. He know country and folk though by the sound of … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Andrew Ryan – Torn Apart /The Loneliest
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NEW MUSIC: Andrew Ryan – Torn Apart /The Loneliest

Andrew Ryan is a songwriter based in St Louis who recently released his second full length album, Wild Terrain, featuring these two tracks – ‘Torn Apart’ and ‘The Loneliness’. ‘Torn Apart’ has a really nice, low-key and mournful feel courtesy of the way the guitar and pedal steel rises and falls like a swell of emotion. … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: State Park Ranger – Mountain Kin / Anodyne
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NEW MUSIC: State Park Ranger – Mountain Kin / Anodyne

We love the nexus between alt-country, dark folk, post-rock and slowcore music. That rarefied air that people like Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Jason Molina, Bon Iver and others have all breathed and created in. When we heard ‘Mountain Kin / Anodyne‘, by group State Park Ranger, we knew they were kindred spirits of those musicians and … Continue reading