VIDEO PREMIERE: Albert Loss – Papunya Road
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Albert Loss – Papunya Road

Straight outta Perth comes Albert Loss and his loping, heartache of a song, ‘Papunya Road’, draped in pedal steel and banjo. There’s country and folk in the mix as he sings of the ups and downs of fatherhood, evoking the sprawling beauty of the red centre and the tenderness of family. There’s a perfect tumble and … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Rachel Fannan & Jacob Miller – Sacred Regard
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NEW MUSIC: Rachel Fannan & Jacob Miller – Sacred Regard

Here’s a beautifully low key duet between Rachel Fannan and Jacob Miller. Half-strummed guitar strings ring out as the duo sing a world weary ode to a missed connection and a romantic “could-have-been”. The song reminds me of M. Ward; a late-night folk sound, warbly and worn, like a lost, sweet and ramshackle standard. “Sometimes … 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

ALBUM REVIEW: Suicide Swans – Reservations
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ALBUM REVIEW: Suicide Swans – Reservations

SUICIDE SWANS RESERVATIONS NEAR ENOUGH RECORDS The latest album from the prolific Queensland alt-country band led by singer-songwriter Kyle Jenkins continues their stunning and world class run of releases. It’s also their last album under the SS name. From now on the band, now a quartet, will be known was Mt. Morning. Each of their … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Riley Catherall – When I Go
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ALBUM REVIEW: Riley Catherall – When I Go

One of the standout features of Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Riley Catherall’s debut album is that it is the sound of an artist in consummate control of his craft. Born and raised in Yass Valley (NSW), Catherall’s story includes tenures playing jazz and blues before he attended the CMAA Academy of Country Music and received invaluable writing … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Georgia State Line – The Ones We Love
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Georgia State Line – The Ones We Love

Last month Georgia State Line released their debut album In Colour via Cheatin’ Heart Records/Spunk Records and it’s already garnered a nomination for Best Country Act at the Music Victoria Awards 2021. Now Georgia Delves has released the video clip for her most recent single ‘The Ones We Love‘, just one of many of Georgia’s … Continue reading

NEWS: Love Police announce new record label
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NEWS: Love Police announce new record label

Love Police, the touring company led by Brian Taranto and responsible for some of the most memorable alt-country, Americana and folk music tours of the last two decades, has joined forces with Dave Laing (Dave Laing Publicity, Warner (and Warner’s revival of Festival), Shock Records, Dog Meat Records) to started a record label called Love … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: River Dreams – Landscape
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NEW MUSIC: River Dreams – Landscape

River Dreams take a step closer to the release of the debut album Small Paintings, due out in 2021. The nom de plume of Sydney songwriter/band leader Carl Manwarring, River Dreams is nuanced songwriting par-excellence. There are elements of dark folk rock, alt-country, and a rolling and evocative, baroque indie rock sound in his songs. … Continue reading

SIX STRINGS Q&A – T. Wilds
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SIX STRINGS Q&A – T. Wilds

We were mesmerised when we first heard the brand new album from Blue Mountains songwriter T. Wilds (Tania Bowers), Ten Songs. Featuring Matthew Toohey, the album is a stunning set of songs that sit within the folk idiom, perfectly balanced between modern folk noir and dusty traditional forms. You can hear the avant stylings that … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Tanya Ransom – Breakdown To Breakthrough
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NEW MUSIC: Tanya Ransom – Breakdown To Breakthrough

West Australian songwriter Tanya Ransom has a brand new EP out called Breakdown To Breakthrough and today we’re featuring the title-track which possesses one of those magical choruses that lifts the song skyward, soaring on a beautiful melodic run. The art of doing that while singing about troubled times is what makes it that much … Continue reading

Check out the video for the new single from Matt Joe Gow – Go Ahead, Celebrate
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Check out the video for the new single from Matt Joe Gow – Go Ahead, Celebrate

Melbourne-based New Zealand songwriter Matt Joe Gow has released a brand new single ‘Go Ahead, Celebrate’, bringing a ray of optimistic sunshine to this shitshow of a year, a clarion country call to celebrate… like we used to. Gow nails the requisite uplifting mood and yearning for good times that a song title like that … Continue reading

Mike Etten releases his new psych-folk single ‘Saints’
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Mike Etten releases his new psych-folk single ‘Saints’

The New York songwriter Mike Etten has released his new single ‘Saints’, taken from his forthcoming new LP Love Wash, October 1st. We’re really impressed with the sound on this, the way he blends a dreamy, rhythmic psych-folk sound with added synths etc. Earlier this month he also released the video clip for the song … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Mitch Dillon’s Compulsive Ramblers – Do You Want Me To Forget?
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NEW MUSIC: Mitch Dillon’s Compulsive Ramblers – Do You Want Me To Forget?

I first came across Mitch Dillon‘s work with another of his bands – Attractor Beams. There he had a superb garage rock meets The Replacements sound. Here he doesn’t travel a great distance from that sound but it is a more distinct alt-country feel. ‘Do You Want Me to Forget?’ is less parched and brittle, … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: K. Walsh – Party Of One
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NEW MUSIC: K. Walsh – Party Of One

Ripper of a track from Sydney, yet another top shelf release from the Evening Records crew. K. Walsh (Kevin to his mum) treads a finely balanced line between country and the interesting side of rock music. There are strummed electric guitars and walking bass lines mingling with handclaps, psych guitar sounds and most rewardingly, some … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: David Garnham and the Reasons to Live – Holding Pattern
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NEW MUSIC: David Garnham and the Reasons to Live – Holding Pattern

I’m a big fan of David Garnham‘s music; the way he can dial into straight and true folk music and then shift gears to the open highway of an alt-country song with his band (the Reasons to Live) in full flight. The latter is perfectly executed on this new track, ‘Holding Pattern’. The song swaggers … Continue reading