NEW MUSIC: Josh Geffin – Glow
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NEW MUSIC: Josh Geffin – Glow

Josh Geffin is a songwriter who hails from London, where he’s been part of the folk scene there for the last decade. He’s been involved with experimental guitar music as well as folk music and this new album, Hum & Glow finds him exploring instrumental atmospheric country music in the vein of William Tyler and … Continue reading

NEWS: Mercury Rev reimagine Bobbie Gentry’s ‘The Delta Sweete’ in full
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NEWS: Mercury Rev reimagine Bobbie Gentry’s ‘The Delta Sweete’ in full

This sounds like a pretty special musical project. Mercury Rev have announced the release of Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited, on February 8 via Bella Union. The record is a “reimagining” of Bobbie Gentry’s 1968 album The Delta Sweete and features an impressive cast of guest vocalists: 1. Okolona River Bottom Band ft. Norah Jones 2. … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Benjamin Folke Thomas – Tasteless and Complacent
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NEW MUSIC: Benjamin Folke Thomas – Tasteless and Complacent

Benjamin Folk Thomas has just released his new album Modern Man on Aveline Records and one of the finest moments on the records is this track, ‘Tasteless and Complacement’. It’s a song that rides along with effortless momentum, wordless melodies cascading around the Swedish songwriter as he sings of dark clouds, acid rain, missing inspiration … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Johnathan Rice – Meet The Mother
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NEW MUSIC: Johnathan Rice – Meet The Mother

Johnathan Rice recently released this new single, ‘Meet The Mother’, that came from a conversation he had with Bill Murray. The song ebbs and flows and slowly build up with elements of Dylan-esque phrasing and power pop melodies. Rice is one half of Jenny and Jonny with Jenny Lewis and has toured with bands such … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Cordovas – This Town’s A Drag
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NEW MUSIC: Cordovas – This Town’s A Drag

On ‘This Town’s A Drag’, Cordovas sound like Raised By Eagles covering Steely Dan in the basement of Big Pink. It has that backwoods charm with a certain element of studio polish under the eyes and ears of Kenneth Pattengale (Milk Carton Kids). The song comes from their recently released LP That Santa Fe Channel on … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Real Ponchos – Whatever You Do
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NEW MUSIC: Real Ponchos – Whatever You Do

Real Ponchos hail from Vancouver, British Columbia and a couple of weeks ago they released their album Sunshine, a languid collection of nine songs that sway and shimmer via soul grooves and a light psychedelia that at times shares a similarity with the hypnotic qualities of Kurt Vile, albeit in a slower and more folk … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Margo Price, Courtney Marie Andrews, Sydney
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LIVE REVIEW: Margo Price, Courtney Marie Andrews, Sydney

Margo Price, Courtney Marie Andrews Factory Theatre, Marrickville NSW 16th October 2018 Thanks to the good taste of tour promoters Love Police, October is the time of year when Sydney gets a handful of sideshows in the wake of the Out On The Weekend festival in Melbourne. This year the pick of the crop was … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: The Gracious Losers – I Can Never Read The Signs
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NEW MUSIC: The Gracious Losers – I Can Never Read The Signs

UK nine-piece The Gracious Losers recently released their debut LP The Last Of The Gracious Losers and it features ‘I Can Never Read The Signs’, the closing track on the rich and set of Americana music that draws from gospel, country and soul music. From Glasgow to Woodstock the line is drawn and followed with … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC PREMIERE: Kyle Jenkins – Vultures
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NEW MUSIC PREMIERE: Kyle Jenkins – Vultures

Kyle Jenkins of Suicide Swans continues his golden streak of songwriting and prolific releases with this second single from his debut solo LP Meltdown. The track hits a bass-led groove and never lets up. Clever sonic details like a ride cymbal doubling down on the reference to smashing on the keys of typewriters and the … Continue reading

NEWS: Take Me To Town launched in NSW, Melbourne and Brisbane are next
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NEWS: Take Me To Town launched in NSW, Melbourne and Brisbane are next

It was huge weekend in NSW with the launch of the Take Me To Town: An Australian Alternative Country Compilation launched in Newcastle, Sydney and Cronulla over three consecutive nights. It was a real thrill to see plenty of people turn out across the weekend to support and celebrate the release of what we feel … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Ayleen O’Hanlon – Good As Gold
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NEW MUSIC: Ayleen O’Hanlon – Good As Gold

  Melbourne musician Ayleen O’Hanlon has a brand new single out now via the good folk at Blind Date Records. ‘Good As Gold’ is a change-up for Ayleen, more country rock than her previous folk leanings. It works brilliantly too. It’s tough and tender at the same time with an ebb and flow, a glorious … Continue reading

LIVE REVIEW: Dashville Skyline 2018
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LIVE REVIEW: Dashville Skyline 2018

Dashville Skyline, held on the same picturesque family property as The Gum Ball, Pigsty In July and Thrashville, returned for its 4th year with its largest festival line-up to date, comprised of 100% Australian acts, spread over three days. The weather gods had threatened through the week but blue skies prevailed for yet another superb … Continue reading

NEW MUSIC: Micah P. Hinson – The Sleep Of The Damned
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NEW MUSIC: Micah P. Hinson – The Sleep Of The Damned

Micah P. Hinson has a new album on the way, due out on October 26th. When I Shoot At You With Arrows, I Will Shoot To Destroy You includes this fine song, ‘The Sleep Of The Damned’, a ramshackle slice of loose limbed rock ‘n’ roll with a backwoods vibe and reference points in the region of Smog … Continue reading

INTERVIEW: Ben Mastwyk
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INTERVIEW: Ben Mastwyk

BRASH OPTIMISM & SONGWRITING PROPHECY Striding the early morning Los Angeles pavement and scared about returning to his life in Melbourne, the musician had revelation. Maybe he could just disappear? Dissolve into the weird and wild world of LA. That thought was quickly tempered by reality but it did result in a song about just … Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: The San Sebastian – Alive On The Black Sea
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ALBUM REVIEW: The San Sebastian – Alive On The Black Sea

The brothers Crannitch were  the core of the band Leader Cheetah who achieved a modicum of success and critical acclaim across two albums close to a decade ago. Now, after years spent living in different countries, the pair have reconvened as The San Sebastian. Fans of the former will find to still plenty to love … Continue reading