NEW MUSIC: M Ward – Migration Of Souls
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NEW MUSIC: M Ward – Migration Of Souls

The inimitable dusky, intimate dream charred voice of M Ward returns with the first taste of his forthcoming new LP Migration Stories, due April 3rd on Anti-. ‘Migration Of Souls’ is an ethereal, reverb-laden acoustic revelry that floats through the atmosphere as that voice sings “float through space and time…” and propels the gentle interstellar … Continue reading

FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2019
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FAVOURITE ALBUMS OF 2019

Another year and the end of another decade of great music. Time flies but at least we’ve got a great soundtrack. As ever 2019 saw some wonderful new music released. There was the return of artists who had been on a hiatus of sorts – Bill Callahan, Crazy Horse and most importantly… David Berman (R.I.P.) … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Mail The Horse – Gimme Gimme
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NEW MUSIC: Mail The Horse – Gimme Gimme

Ramshackle, loose-limbed and groove-heavy countrified rock ‘n’ roll is the order of the day on ‘Gimme Gimme’, the new single from Brooklyn, NY band Mail The Horse. This thing fair gallops along with a ramalama Stones feel to it, complete with horn-accented swagger and sway. The song comes from their new self-titled album which is … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: The High Ceilings – On The Line
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NEW MUSIC: The High Ceilings – On The Line

Sydney trio The High Ceilings have released ‘On The Line’, the second single from their forthcoming LP Murrah Hall which is due to see the light of day early in 2020. ‘On The Line’ bounces along on the back of a parched and kicking harmonica and Ben Horder’s plaintiff ache of a vocal. Horder says … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Someday River – Are We Free?
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NEW MUSIC: Someday River – Are We Free?

Someday River hail from Florida and on this recent single, ‘Are We Free?’ they dial into a really nice folk rock sound, run through a gauzy late summer shimmery filter. It sounds and feels nostalgic as the wind their way through a psych-lite landscape of searching guitars and Greyson Charnock’s yearning vocal sound. Continue reading

VIDEO PREMIERE: Dan Brodie – When We Turn To Dust
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VIDEO PREMIERE: Dan Brodie – When We Turn To Dust

Dan Brodie has made a foray into directing his own video clip for ‘When We Turn To Dust’, one of the many highlights from his new album Funerária Do Vale. Joined by Chris Brodie on guitar and the mysterious Danielle Golding on vocals, the video was shot in one night at Body Electric Dance Studios in … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Hayes Peebles – Riddle Me
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NEW MUSIC: Hayes Peebles – Riddle Me

New York native and now Nashville resident Hayes Peebles is on a roll with this current run of singles. We recently posted the fine ‘Riding High’ and now he’s backed that up with the widescreen and effortlessly catchy ‘Riddle Me’ that sounds like Ron Sexsmith on a euphoric country rock bender. The song was sparked … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Cave Flowers – Best Lonesome Friend
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NEW MUSIC: Cave Flowers – Best Lonesome Friend

Cave Flowers nail that freewheeling’ guitar sound we love so much. Gritty country and grainy rock ‘n’ roll mixed and agitated into one rambling groove. Top vocal sound from Andy McAllister too. It all adds up to a glorious Rolling Stones meets Drive-By Truckers and Lucero sound. Originally from Seattle, McAllister released three albums with his … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Last Chance Family Band – This Is Where It All Falls Apart
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NEW MUSIC: Last Chance Family Band – This Is Where It All Falls Apart

Last Chance Family Band hit the highway on their new track, a ripping roots-rock excursion that finds a boogie groove and drives it home with some great vocal harmonies. Top stuff with its blend of loose limbed, late night rock n roll and country chooglin’. The band hails from Seattle and is comprised of brothers … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Max And The Martians – Please Hold On
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NEW MUSIC: Max And The Martians – Please Hold On

I love the laziness of this song. The way it gently unfurls and spreads itself across the speakers. It has that jangly 90s slacker aesthetic, wrapped up in a late afternoon, sunburnt afternoon kind of country vibe. Max and the Martians hail from New Orleans and are based around songwriter Max Bien-Kahn. ‘Please Hold On’ … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Tyler Childers – Country Squire
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ALBUM REVIEW: Tyler Childers – Country Squire

Tyler Childers Country Squire RCA/Sony Music Tyler Childers had a breakout last 12 months with his album Purgatory catching the ear of many a critic and country/folk music fan, winning Emerging Artist Of The Year at the Americana Awards and scoring opening slots with Americana heavyweights John Prine, Margo Price and Sturgill Simpson. That album … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Lost Ragas – This Is Not A Dream
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ALBUM REVIEW: Lost Ragas – This Is Not A Dream

Lost Ragas This Is Not A Dream Independent ★★★★½ On their their third album, Melbourne band Lost Ragas take their brand of psychedelic country music further out into the cosmos, though its title and various thematic references suggest the territory they’re exploring is our internal subconscious and its relationship with the realities of the modern … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: The Felice Brothers @ The Lansdowne, Sydney
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LIVE REVIEW: The Felice Brothers @ The Lansdowne, Sydney

The Felice Brothers, Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys The Lansdowne 14 October For over a decade, The Felice Brothers have been one of the most consistently fascinating acts on the Americana music scene. Each album they release seems to inhabit it’s own small world, built on the kaleidoscopic beat poetry of Ian Felice and … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Dashville Skyline 2019
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LIVE REVIEW: Dashville Skyline 2019

Dashville Skyline Dashville, Lower Bedford, NSW 4-6 October Arriving at the Dashville property instantly feels like the perfect respite from the city and a healthy disconnect from the digital world. After campsites are established it quickly becomes apparent how easy it is to move around and access all the onsite amenities. From the bar to … Continue reading