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

ALBUM REVIEW: Brandon Dodd – What A Way To Die
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ALBUM REVIEW: Brandon Dodd – What A Way To Die

Brandon Dodd What A Way To Die Independent ‘Absolute’, the opening track on Brandon Dodd’s debut solo album sets a high standard with its warmth and intimacy, a wonderful blend of country, folk and heart-on-sleeve soul. The subtlety and restraint in the guitar playing and Dodd’s voice introduce a solo artist who has treaded the … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Bryan Estepa – Weight In Gold
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NEW MUSIC: Bryan Estepa – Weight In Gold

Sydney songwriter Bryan Estepa follows up his 2019 album, Sometimes I Just Don’t Know,  with a brand new single ‘Weight In Gold’. It’s a warm and mellow embrace of a song. Heartfelt notions abound on this beautiful paean to a friend or a lover. It’s all wrapped up in shimmering guitar, handclaps and mellotron, with Estepa’s … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Fritz Hutchison – Fortunate Flaws
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NEW MUSIC: Fritz Hutchison – Fortunate Flaws

Kansas City native Fritz Hutchison has just released Wide Wild Acres, an album that bristles with heartfelt intent and cascading melodies that tumble across a landscape of Americana and indie rock. ‘Fortunate Flaws’ sounds like a lost Creedence Clearwater Revival meets Wilco gem, built on the back of Hutchison’s gloriously lazy and wide-ranging voice. The push and pull … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Naomi Keyte – Travelling Women
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NEW MUSIC: Naomi Keyte – Travelling Women

  Let yourself be carried away by this new song from Adelaide songwriter Naomi Keyte, the first single since her debut album release,Melaleuca (2017), that saw Keyte nominated for Best Folk, Best Female Artist and Best Release at the 2017 South Australian Music Awards. “The song tells the story of loving someone perpetually on the move. It speaks to the push/pull of a relationship … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: David James Allen – Tough Love
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NEW MUSIC: David James Allen – Tough Love

Ontario songwriter David James Allen has hit a wonderfully rich and immersive psychedelic folk-rock sound on this new song. There’s some Devendra Banhart weird wistfulness, backed by a burbling funk-lite rhythm section and some dovetailing vocals that deal in the theme of companionship and a deep romance between two people; one of them is dying … Continue reading