NEW MUSIC: The Deltaz – I’ve Been Rejected
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NEW MUSIC: The Deltaz – I’ve Been Rejected

Who woulda thought rejection could sound like so much fun. That’s what Los Angeles duo The Deltaz have done on this slice of 70s style country funk. Check that bass-line and try not nod along as a smile slowly spreads across your face. ‘I’ve Been Rejected’ was inspired by a night of drinking and line … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Ruby Gilbert – No Vacancy
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NEW MUSIC: Ruby Gilbert – No Vacancy

Ruby Gilbert recently released her new single ‘No Vacancy’, a song that nestles beautifully between dreamy country and a more soulful, vintage Americana sound with electric slide guitar and trumpet. Noir aesthetics of bruised romance and helplessness run through the song. “’No Vacancy’ is about the early stages of a romance and the inevitability of … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Sue Ray – All The Lonely Ones
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NEW MUSIC: Sue Ray – All The Lonely Ones

On the back of a lonesome harmonica comes the voice of QLD artist Sue Ray. It’s a warm and rich voice she possesses too, melodically draped as it is across the minimal country sound – a great mix of noir and campfire in its atmosphere and intimacy. ‘All The Lonely Ones’ was co-written with Sean … Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Natalie Henry – Weed, Wine and Women
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Natalie Henry – Weed, Wine and Women

Natalie Henry returns with a brand new single that touts some of life’s essentials… ‘Weed, Wine and Women’. With a sweet and sassy, honky-tonk saloon swing the song hits one hell of a great 70s country vibe. It’s a tongue- in-cheek song that possesses a standard of songwriting that the likes of Nikki Lane, Jaime … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: The Howard Hughes Suite – Undertow
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NEW MUSIC: The Howard Hughes Suite – Undertow

In our continued appreciation for the amazing ambient country that has been reaching our ears over the last couple of years, here’s a beautiful instrumental track from The Howard Hughes Suite. Like Suss, Daniel Lanois, Eli Winter, Chuck Johnson and William Tyler, The Howard Hughes Suite (a solo project for a guitarist from the South … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Wonders of the Yukon – Rachel (And All The Goofs And The Stars)
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NEW MUSIC: Wonders of the Yukon – Rachel (And All The Goofs And The Stars)

This is one of those great songs that rolls along effortlessly, blending country, folk and ragged college rock sounds. You can hear Wilco cosying up with Pavement and a cosmic Americana vibe as the perfectly jangly/dirty guitars swing and sway on a warm bed of distortion. There’s also a power pop element, particularly in the … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: CHILLEMI – Neon Bride
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NEW MUSIC: CHILLEMI – Neon Bride

Things are getting shadowy and noir with this dark and moody single from the LA-based artists CHILLEMI. There’s a very cool ghostly shimmer and a gothic twang to the song and given that stylised sound, it makes sense that there’s a Twin Peaks connection with the video clip starring Giselle DaMier, best known for her … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: The Roseline – Seven Hundred Second Chances
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NEW MUSIC: The Roseline – Seven Hundred Second Chances

‘Seven Hundred Second Chances’ is the brand new single from Lawrence, Kansas Americana band The Roseline. It comes form their forthcoming new LP and follows the release of their 2020 album Good/Grief which we’ve previously written about. Here they get even more widescreen with a Ryan Adams melodicism and sway in the verses before electric … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: The Nielsen Family Band – Fragile Flowers
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NEW MUSIC: The Nielsen Family Band – Fragile Flowers

I dig the way this track dances so lightly across the speakers. There’s a baroque folk feel, a touch of the pop nous of Harry Nilsson and a freak folk freedom going on. The Nielsen Family Band know their way around a charming and clever melody on ‘Fragile Flowers’, it sits on a solid backbeat … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Wildie – Old Man
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NEW MUSIC: Wildie – Old Man

Wildie are a Swedish quartet who, from the sound of this track ‘Old Man’, excel at writing and performing country flavoured West Coast sounds with a classic pop streak. There’s Wilco, Ron Sexsmith, a dash of early Midlake and above all some lush, melodic 70’s style songwriting that sounds effortless. The song comes from their … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Big Dog – Cowboy
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NEW MUSIC: Big Dog – Cowboy

I love the way this track lazily bounces along, draped in jangly cosmic twang and has this wonderfully swelling, spiralling feel, like it could spin on and out forever. It features the warmly melodic lead vocal of Netta Dor, who says of the song… “I love that final chorus. Where everyone becomes entangled with each … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Freya Josephine Hollick – The Real World
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NEW MUSIC: Freya Josephine Hollick – The Real World

In a world turned upside down by the pandemic, Freya Josephine Hollick releases her new single as she moves ever closer to releasing her new album, recorded over in the US with Lucinda Williams’ band Buick 6. ‘The Real World’, soaked in lush and cosmic pedal steel is a touching and emotive paean to the … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Dash Hammerstein – Sun Dancer
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NEW MUSIC: Dash Hammerstein – Sun Dancer

It’s hard to go past a name like Dash Hammerstein isn’t it?! Luckily his music is equally as compelling. ‘Sun Dancer’ lopes along like Harry Nilsson tripping on a sunny afternoon down a country lane. Pedal steel plays the coy and alluring sidekick to this Brooklyn songwriter’s heavy-lidded jaunty sound. ‘Sun Dancer’ comes from Hammerstein’s … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams – Plastic Bouquet
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ALBUM REVIEW: Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams – Plastic Bouquet

Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams Plastic Bouquet New West Records A chance Spotify encounter with the music of Kacy & Clayton led Marlon Williams on an adventure that ended up in sub-zero Saskatoon in Canada and Nashville, TN to record this wonderful collaborative album.  There’s a clear simpatico between the three of them, with … Continue reading