ALBUM REVIEW: Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys – Late Night Essentials
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ALBUM REVIEW: Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys – Late Night Essentials

Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys Late Night Essentials Evening Records Caitlin Harnett’s 2014 debut album The River Runs North was an accomplished exercise in confessional, acoustic-based contemporary folk with a strength of songwriting at its core. As part of a an established collective of movers and shakers in the Sydney Americana scene – aiding … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Killer Bee – Bluebird
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NEW MUSIC: Killer Bee – Bluebird

After a stint in federal prison for bank robbery, singer-songwriter Killer Bee (Danny Walker) decamped to Southern California last year and has written an album, When The Soul Lies Down In That Grass, featuring this track ‘Bluebird’. There’s a heartfelt simplicity and rawness to the song with just an acoustic guitar and a raspy voice … Continue reading

NEWS: Hiss Golden Messenger announce new album and release new single/video
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NEWS: Hiss Golden Messenger announce new album and release new single/video

Hiss Golden Messenger‘s M.C. Taylor has announced that the new album Quietly Blowing It will be released via Merge Records on June 25th. To mark the announcement, he’s released a video for the song ‘If It Comes In The Morning’, a wandering slow and soulful song, complete with shimmering keys and a lonesome saxophone. The … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Brodie and the Oxy Clinic – You’ll Be In Our Prayers
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Brodie and the Oxy Clinic – You’ll Be In Our Prayers

Ballarat group Brodie and the Oxy Clinic have a brand new self-titled EP out today and we’re stoked to be able to premiere the video for the single ‘You’ll Be In Our Prayers’. It kicks off at breakneck speed and doesn’t let up – hurtling through a blur of guitar strings, rockabilly via punk drums … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Gillian Welch – Boots No. 2: The Lost Songs, Vol. 2
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ALBUM REVIEW: Gillian Welch – Boots No. 2: The Lost Songs, Vol. 2

Gillian Welch Boots No. 2: The Lost Songs, Vol. 2 Acony Records Followers of Gillian Welch are hardy folk, having to endure long periods between albums to satiate their fandom. Sure they get to hear her on David Rawlings excellent albums as well but there’s no substitute for a pure Welch album, as she’s proved … Continue reading

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